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The Success By Six Babies of 2013 Luncheon, held on April 11 in the Barriere Seniors Hall, was a great party for all. Out of a possible 25 babies born in 2013, only eight made it to their first official party, but those that did took home gift baskets, prizes, and new friendships. If you have a 2013 baby, you are encouraged to contact Success By Six at Yellowhead Community Services in Barriere so they can add your name to the list for future event notifications.

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Meet Olympic skier at Rural Expo in Barriere Elli Terwiel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. NT Agriplex

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Pictured above are: (l-r) Maralee Mason and six month Asher, Melissa McNeice and six month Quinn, Diana Kennedy and nine-and-a-half month Ethan, Carrie Sterling and eight month Brixton, Shannon Ficke and 11 month Zaydan, Amanda Lampreau and six-and-a-half month Hadley, Melanie Stutt and five-and-a-half month Harvest, and Tyler Buchanan with 13 month Easton. STAR/JOURNAL photos: Jill Hayward

Tyler Buchanan and son Easton, shared a Success by Six balloon, birthday cake, and smiles.



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Farmers seek changes to ALC legislation By Tom Fletcher Black Press

operates flower greenhouses in Chilliwack. After meeting last week with Letnick, Vander Waal wants changes to the legislation. “It is the position of the B.C. Agriculture Council that as currently written, Bill 24 threatens the sustainability of agriculture in B.C.,” Vander Waal said in a statement. The BCAC is forming a steering committee of member farmers to continue discussions with the government. The changes were spearheaded by Energy Minister Bill Bennett as part of the govenment’s “core review” of operations. They would allow consideration of more non-farm uses outside the Island, South Coast and Okanagan regions where most of B.C.’s farm income is generated.

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Bill 24 also formalizes the cabinet appointment process for the ALC’s six regional panels, so two or three local farmers make the front-line decisions on applications for permitted uses such as a secondary residence. NDP agriculture critic Nicholas Simons has protested the legislation since it was revealed. “The decision to protect land suitable for agriculture 40 years ago was for the benefit of future generations,” Simons said. “Having two zones and the ‘regional panels’ make decisions about agricultural land is too political.” Bennett said the current ALC chair has refused to appoint local panel members recommended by government, centralizing the ALC function and subverting the intent of changes made in 2003 to provide local input to decisions.


Newly appointed Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick is meeting with B.C. Agriculture Council representatives this week to discuss their growing concerns about a plan to set new rules for protected farmland in the B.C. Interior. When changes to the Agricultural Land Commission were announced in late March, the move was generally endorsed by Rhonda Driediger, then chair of the BCAC. Dreidiger, a berry grower in the Fraser Valley, said opening up the Interior, Kootenay and North regions to secondary uses based on social and economic needs would help farms innovate and stay in business. Dreidinger has been succeeded as BCAC chair by Stan Vander Waal, who

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Privacy commissioner criticizes use of police info checks By Jeff Nagel Black Press The growing use of police information checks to vet job applicants is resulting in inappropriate disclosure of highly sensitive information like mental illness and past suicide attempts. B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham released a highly critical report on the practise Tuesday, urging government and municipal police boards to order an immediate halt. Unlike a criminal record check, a police information check can turn up details about investigations that don’t lead to charges, charges that don’t lead to convictions and even the target’s mental health. “Mental health information should never be included in an employment-related record check,” Denham said. “There is no reason why this information should be disclosed to employers, who would have no right to otherwise ask about this information in the hiring process.” B.C.’s record check system allows the release of more mental health and other non-conviction information that the vast majority of other jurisdictions the commissioner’s office studied. Denham said personal information that ends up in police databases is routinely disclosed to employers without any evidence it predicts future criminal behaviour, improves public safety or results in better hiring decisions. “The information in these checks can have a significant and lasting impact on an individual’s privacy, human rights and feelings of dignity and self-worth.” Non-conviction information held by police should be off-limits in employment-related record checks except in cases of prospective employees who work with children and vulnerable adults, Denham recommended. Denham’s office heard public submissions warning that disclosures of mental health information vastly increases the potential for discrimination and further stigmatizes those afflicted. Some submissions also warned the spectre of inappropriate police disclosure may deter some people from seeking help during a mental health crisis. The report recounts individual cases of B.C. residents denied a job or unable to volunteer for youth coaching due to unproven police suspicions that never led to charges or past suicide attempts that turned up in their employer-required police information search. That left some job applicants struggling to explain to prospective bosses why they were once suicidal or hospitalized for depression. Some said they have yet to land a job.

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RCMP save three kids in Clearwater Times Staff A major police operation delivered three young children from danger on Monday in Clearwater. On April 21 at 10 a.m., Clearwater RCMP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Stegg Road in Clearwater. Responding officers found a woman deceased inside the residence and her three children, reportedly aged six, four and two, missing. The death is being treated as a homicide and is being investigated by the South East District RCMP Major Crime Unit.

Significant regional RCMP resources were immediately deployed to support the members of Clearwater Detachment in their response to this homicide scene and their active pursuit of the missing children and suspect. This support included the Emergency Response Team, Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, and an RCMP Air Services helicopter. The support also included a small, multi-rotor helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The area around

Kal Tire and Tirecraft was cordoned off and a house on Joyce Road surrounded. In the late afternoon of April 21 an adult male suspect was taken into custody without incident in relation to this homicide investigation. He was expected to appear before a judge or justice of the peace on Tuesday. Prior to this appearance and the formal laying of charges, his identity will not be released. The three missing children involved in this case were located at the same residence where this arrest occurred. They were safely removed by

RCMP Emergency Response Team members. The children were not physically harmed during this incident. No additional details on the children or their whereabouts were being released by police as of press time Tuesday. School District 73 deployed extra staff to Raft River Elementary School, where one of the children was a student. (Right) Police discovered a deceased female in this small house on Stegg Road in Clearwater on Monday morning, starting a day-long standoff at a second residence.

MMBC opponents prepare for court fight By Jeff Nagel Black Press Business opponents of Multi Material BC are planning a court challenge to reverse the takeover of B.C.’s curbside recycling system by the stewardship agency. They continue to urge the provincial government to freeze the new MMBC system before it takes effect May 19, but are also laying the groundwork for a legal battle. Kelvin McCulloch, CEO of the Buckerfield’s chain of farm supply stores, is urging other businesses to sign and submit their MMBC contract but then give notice to the government that they won’t pay fees or otherwise cooperate with the new system to collect packaging and printed paper. McCulloch intends to gather opt-out letters from numerous businesses across B.C. and deliver them to the province. If the MMBC rollout continues, he said, they will argue in court that the MMBC contracts were invalid and they were coerced to join the government-created recycling monopoly. “We’re fairly confident at this point it will be struck down,” McCulloch said. “No company in their right mind would sign that contract of their own free will.” The province contends MMBC is voluntary and various industries could instead form their own separate waste-collecting organization. That option is not practical or reasonable, McCulloch said. “The suggestion that we are able to launch or own stewardship program independent of MMBC is a sham.” The MMBC program aims to transfer recycling costs from municipal taxpayers to the producers who generate packaging and printed paper, while collecting more containers and material types than before. But many businesses argue they’re unfairly compelled to pay far higher fees than a similar system run in Ontario. Critics say MMBC’s three-member interim board is controlled by executives with multinational firms like Unilever and Proctor and Gamble who have manipulated the launch of the new program to their benefit rather than the interests of

most B.C. businesses. Questioned by the NDP last week, Environment Minister Mary Polak said she expects a more representative 15-member permanent board to be named soon after MMBC’s launch. Polak said it’s logical the biggest industries that pay the most into MMBC get a large role. A new advisory council was also recently unveiled by MMBC with reps from several B.C. business groups, but critics say it has no real power. Pausing the program and the payment of fees by member businesses would cut off the money MMBC will send to most local cities that agreed to continue curbside pickup. “Any delay in implementation for those communities would mean a loss of that savings,” Polak said, adding many municipalities have already budgeted to receive promised MMBC payments. She said examples of those amounts are $1.5 million a year coming to Richmond and $917,000 to Nanaimo. Mike Klassen, B.C. director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said he’s not aware of any cities reducing their property taxes as a result of the expected MMBC savings. “That’s one of the things that’s been most misleading – the idea that this was going to save money for the general taxpayer,” he said. Klassen argues consumers will pay twice – their local taxes won’t go down but they’ll also pay higher retail prices as businesses pass along the MMBC charges. He said most mayors and councils are being cautious and aren’t spending MMBC savings until they actually arrive – meaning there’s still opportunity to freeze the rollout. “That suggests to me they’re also very wary of the program and have a fallback program in case things don’t work,” Klassen said. “The world doesn’t all of a sudden turn upside down if we pause this program and take some time to reflect on how to do this well.” Small businesses with single storefronts have been exempted by the province from MMBC’s requirements. But Klassen said franchisees don’t qualify, leaving hundreds of small businesses like meat shops and Subway sandwich outlets facing hefty costs.

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A member of the emergency response team (ERT) plus other members of the RCMP gather on the road between Kal Tire and Tirecraft in Clearwater on Monday afternoon.


OPINION Editorial;

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 North Thompson Star/Journal 359 Borthwick Avenue, Box 1020, Barriere, B.C., V0E 1E0 250-672-5611

by Tom Fletcher

Inconvenient truths for Earth Day VICTORIA – Earth Day 2014 will likely go down in B.C. history as less exciting than last year’s event. That was the day when, in the heat of the election campaign, NDP leader Adrian Dix announced in Kamloops that he doesn’t support the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to its Burnaby terminal, because Vancouver shouldn’t become a “major oil port.” As of this Earth Day, it has been an oil port for exactly a century, since Imperial Oil began work on B.C.’s first refinery in 1914, in what is now Port Moody. There were no pipelines then, so crude was moved by rail or tanker. For 60 years, Trans Mountain has supplied the Chevron refinery in Burnaby that is southern B.C.’s last source of fuel. Some of the Alberta crude is piped south to be refined into fuels and some of that product is barged back up to B.C. to keep our traffic moving. Today the proposal to expand and upgrade that pipeline, and to build new oil and natural gas pipelines across the north, dominate B.C.’s political scene. In keeping with the educational aspect of Earth Day, here are some things you may not know about energy and the environment. • A recent National Geographic report summarizes the main sources of oil in the oceans around North America. Media coverage focuses on tanker and pipeline spills, but they only account for eight per cent of the total. Fully 60 per cent of the oil load in North American waters is from natural seeps, where oil leaks from seafloor rock. One of the world’s largest is off Santa Barbara, California, where 20 to 25 tons flows out each day. It’s mostly consumed by oil-eating bacteria that have adapted and proliferated. The next biggest source is leakage from cars and trucks, which collects on pavement and is flushed to sea when it rains. • Earth Day is now preceded by Earth Hour, during which we are encouraged to turn out our lights to join a world-wide gesture of conservation. Many people use the occasion for a candlelight dinner. Given that B.C.’s power is nearly all from renewable hydroelectric sources, and that the paraffin used to make candles is derived from petroleum or coal, this feel-good ritual produces an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. David Suzuki is now promoting the idea of Earth Month, an expansion of the symbolic effort designed to “raise awareness.” This is a popular notion in the climate change industry, which to date consists mostly of government officials and activists flying around the world to conferences in exotic locations to sign agreements that lead to, well, not much so far. • Unlike Earth Hour, B.C.’s carbon tax on fuels actually appears to be helping to reduce emissions. An update to provincial data is due this year, but what we have shows a 5.7 per cent decrease in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases between 2007 and 2011. Environment ministers have conceded that some of this is due to the recession that struck in 2008-2009. But since the economy has recovered and begun to grow again, emissions have continued to decline. • There are simple things anyone can do, without gimmicks or government programs. One would be to stop protesting increased housing density in your community. By far the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in B.C., not to mention old-fashioned pollution, is transportation. By living closer to where we work, shop and play, we can exercise our legs instead of just our gas pedal foot to get around. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email:

War Amps CHAMP program To the editor; I was born with a partial left hand and was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program when I was six months old. I have been a “Champ” ever since. On a recent weekend, I had the opportunity to attend The War Amps 2014 BC CHAMP Seminar in Victoria as a Junior Counsellor. Junior Counsellors are representatives of The War Amps and role models for younger Champs as they too grow up in the CHAMP Program. I was able to help out with the Seminar during the many sessions and talk to the parents of new child amputees. As a younger Champ, I always looked up to the Junior Counsellors, and I knew I wanted to be one as soon as I was old enough. They helped teach me everything from tying my shoes and

putting up my hair to being proud of my amputation. This year was my second year as a Junior Counsellor and I had so much fun! Being a Junior Counsellor is a great way for me to give back to CHAMP for the years of support they’ve given me. Growing up with CHAMP has helped me overcome obstacles, such as bullying, and helped me set the bar high by providing devices that let me take part in my favourite activities. As someone who has benefitted locally, I would like to thank all of you who support The War Amps Key Tag Service, which has made these programs possible for young amputees like me. Nicole Byford, Age 15 CHAMP Junior Counsellor Cranbrook, British Columbia

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Louis Creek resident says industry should not be ousting historical value To the editor; I have a few comments in regards to the recent transfer of land at the old Tolko sawmill site to the Simpcw First Nation and the District of Barriere. It was noted that the Simpcw First Nation were only allocated two of the lots and the District of Barriere received nine. To be brutally honest, the Simpcw should have gotten all of the eleven lots. It is within their “rights” to ownership as it is traditional First Nation land dating back quite possibly thousands of years ago. For those who know of my extensive research I have undertaken in the past nine months of Louis Creek, they would know that I am very passionate about our community and that I am attempting to make a point that our history is deeply rooted and I for one will be adamant that it should be preserved. With this in mind, I am very concerned as to what the District of Barriere will do with their allocated lots. The words “economic development” is very vague and without clarification holds no true value. It is my understanding that there is some sort of industry (perhaps more than one) that is interested in the old Tolko site. We have heard that same old song a few times now. Though I am keenly aware that any industry would have to follow environmental guidelines on this allocated site, I strongly suggest that we, the residents of Louis Creek, have a say in this regard as it will have a greater impact on our lives and NOT of those who live at a distance.  The Stone family has been in Louis Creek since 1947. We are relatively “new comers” when one considers some of the families that live in the upper Louis Creek region and within the highway portion, their roots to this community date back to the 1800’s. And as I mentioned before, the First Nations People being here eons ago. I am sure they feel the same way as I do, a deep pride in our area. Any industry that might want to set up in our community should firmly edu-

cate themselves as to the history involved. If they should have a need to be reminded of that you can count on me to be a willing correspondent. There are at least two (more in the future) scenario’s that should also be addressed, these concerning the allocated lots for the District of Barriere. It is noted that there is land set aside for a “park” and for the acknowledgment of the old Louis Creek cemetery. There was a small space that was fenced off by steel wiring that was meant to indicate the location or to acknowledge the old cemetery. This is NOT the actual location where it was originally, and the District of Barriere and the TNRD need to work out a plan to have it back to where it was. Its a matter of being respectful not only to the deceased family members but to our community as well. Someone had shown up a few years ago looking for a deceased family member, sadly, she did not know where the cemetery was. Access to the cemetery by the general public should also be addressed. The other scenario that really gets on my nerves, and of a few other residents, is the signage across from the Wildfire Monument, the one that says “Entering Barriere, District Municipality”. While the District of Barriere has legal entitlement to some lots within our community, I would suggest that as an act of good-will to us, the residents of Louis Creek, that the district remove it from the highway and place it somewhere else on one of their allocated lots. If I have ruffled a few feathers by my comments, well, so be it then. I intend to be very vocal about our community. It is far too historically important to be ignored and I will go to any extreme to preserve its rich history. I am certainly not opposed to the betterment of the area, but at the same time do not ever believe that any industry should ever take precedence over any historical aspects. Carson Stone Louis Creek, B.C.

Everyone had fun at the party Older siblings who attended the Success By Six Babies of 2013 Luncheon on April 11 found great fun with the balloons, eating cake and ice cream, and playing with the other kids who were in attendance. STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward

Babies luncheon all good To the editor; Success by 6 and Yellowhead Community Services would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of the very generous individuals, businesses and organizations that supported the Babies of 2013 Luncheon that was held at the Barriere and District Seniors Society this April 11. Your generous contributions, volunteer time and efforts made it possible for all the families of babies born in 2013 to come together, enjoy a wonderful lunch, and leave with some great gift bags, door prizes and information about the services available in our community. It also afforded all the parents who

attended the chance to give feedback and input into what services and activities they’d like to see in their community. The event would not have been possible without your generous support. Our most heartfelt thanks go out to; The Barriere and District Seniors Society, Barriere Interior Savings and Credit Union, Barriere IDA Pharmacy, AG Foods, Aboriginal Engagement Success by 6, Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, the North Thompson Star /Journal, Interior Health and all of the amazing volunteers who helped make this event possible. Success by 6, Yellowhead Community Services

Thanks from True Grit Rodeo dance To the editor; The True Grit Rodeo Dance and the Barriere Legion would like to say thank you to the following people and businesses for helping make the Apr. 5, dance such a great success; The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association for giving us the opportunity to host the dance. The Legion members and Barirere Search and Rescue for all their dedication, time and volunteer hours that they all put in. 

Barriere Country Feeds, the Horse Barn, the Legion Branch 242, the Star/Journal and True Grit DnB Rodeo staff for selling our tickets. We would also like to acknowledge the following for their continued support and contributions; the Barriere RCMP, the District of Barriere, BC Liquor Store staff,  the Barriere Lions, AG Foods, Debbie and Karl Rainer, Shawn Welz, Christine Quiding, Charlie Kibble, Ellen

Krause and Donna Salle. And a huge thank you to “The Bear” radio station and the Star/Journal for all the advertising, coverage and printing.   We thank everyone that came out and had a good time, we hope to be able to do this again and see everyone next year.  Al Fortin, president Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242 Barriere, B.C.

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Ranchers get ready to enter the ring to show off their prized bulls April 17, at the Williams Lake Stockyards during the 77th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale. The show took place Wednesday, while the sale got underway Thursday, with bulls being sold to the highest bidders.

Little Fort Herefords win honours at 77th Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale Black Press Little Fort Herefords captured several of the top honours in the Hereford Class during the 77th annual Williams Lake Bull and Show Sale on April 16 and 17. Dr. Jason McGillivray of Kamloops judged the show Wednesday, which was officially opened by Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. Williams Lake Stampede Queen Rachel Abrahamse and Williams Lake Stampede Princess Karina Sukert were also on hand to present the ribbons. In the Hereford class, Grand Champion went to Little Fort Herefords while Reserve Grand Champion

was awarded to Richardson Ranch. Little Fort Herefords also took top honours with Junior Champion, Reserve Junior Champion, Best Pair of Bulls and Best String of Bulls. Richardson Ranch also won for Champion Yearling and Senior Champion. Reserve Champion Yearling went to 3 D L, while Get of Sire was awarded to Deanfield Ranch. In the Angus Class, Schochaneetqua Angus took home all the awards winning Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Best Pair and Get of Sire. Nine Mile Ranch was awarded First Place Pen in the pen show results.

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My name is David Black. I am the majority owner of Black Press, the company that owns this newspaper. This is the first of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest threat to the BC environment in our lifetime. I am a reasonably sensible and conservative businessman, not an alarmist. All of the information in this column can be confirmed from public sources. The oil industry wants to export Alberta bitumen to Asia via tankers. Under no circumstances should we allow that to happen. A bitumen spill at sea could destroy our coastline, together with the fish and wildlife that depend on it, for hundreds of years. Bitumen, even if it is diluted, does not float in sea water if there is sediment present. This has been proven many times, most recently in a thorough Environment Canada study published on November 30 2013. Page 51 of the study provides graphic evidence of sunken bitumen. Given that there is an abundance of sediment along the BC coast, the bitumen will sink rapidly and there will be little chance of recovering any of it if there is a spill. By Northern Gateway’s own admission the likelihood of a bitumen spill at sea is over 10% over the next 50 years.  Others say that

it is much higher. We are in agreement with the position taken by the Coastal First Nations that even the slightest risk of a spill of bitumen at sea is unacceptable.    The grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 is often held up as an example of how bad an oil spill at sea can be, however, a spill of bitumen at sea would be much worse. The Exxon Valdez carried light crude and lost 250,000 barrels, one eighth of a tanker load. The light oil floated and could be removed from the beaches. Even so, after four years of work with up to 11,000 workers and 1,400 boats involved, less than 10% of it was recovered. Roughly 200,000 birds and many kinds of other wildlife were killed. Approximately 1,300 miles of shoreline were affected and the fishery has yet to fully recover. Bitumen is very different. It would harden up on shore and much of it would sink to the bottom, making it unrecoverable and killing virtually everything with which it came in contact. Imagine if we lost a full tanker load. Some say that, with GPS-based navigation and double hulls, spills such as Exxon Valdez are not possible today. They are wrong. Double hulls do not prevent hull fracture if there is a collision

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David Black. The majority owner of Black Press, the company that owns this newspaper. at speed, only if there is a gentle scrape. As for the GPS claim, most marine accidents are caused by human inattention, not by a lack of knowledge about position. All ships carried systems to indicate their location before GPS came along. The Exxon Valdez crew could have glanced at their instruments to determine their location but they didn’t, neither did the crew on the Queen of the North. Marine disasters regularly occur and a quick search of the internet shows human error is most often the problem. Undoubtedly there will be many more marine accidents in future. Our grandchildren will not thank us if we willingly risk the destruction of the BC coast on our watch. Fortunately there is a solution that is beneficial for all concerned: all we have to do is build a refinery at Kitimat. The refinery will convert the bitumen to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel which float and evaporate if they are spilled. Often little or no spill remediation is required. These refined fuels simply do not cause the habitat

destruction of conventional or synthetic crude oil, or anywhere near the devastation caused by bitumen. The second part of this OPED will run in the next issue. It will discuss the enormous value-add benefits and environmental advantages of a modern green refinery. The pipeline from Alberta and the tanker fleet to export the refined fuels will also be considered. Let me declare my biases. I am for creating thousands of good permanent jobs in BC. I am for creating billions of new tax dollars for government coffers. I am for reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am for building an oil pipeline that will never leak. I am for building a modern tanker fleet that carries only refined fuels that float and evaporate if spilled. I am against shipping bitumen in tankers. If you agree that we should not put bitumen in tankers please contact your local MP and say so. The Canadian government makes a decision on this next month. David Black

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Wolf management plan released Submitted The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations released the Province’s wolf management plan on April 17. The plan fully recognizes that the fundamental goal of wolf management in British Columbia, as with all other provincial game species, is to maintain self-sustaining populations throughout the species’ range. The plan proposes a ‘two-zone management strategy’ approach: * In most areas, wolf management will be concerned with

ensuring that wolves continue to serve their ecological role as a top predator. Sustainable hunting and trapping opportunities will use controls on harvest through specified season lengths and bag limits. * In areas of livestock depredation or wildlife populations threatened by wolf predation (e.g., mountain caribou) are a concern, the plan commits government to responsibly helping stakeholders, ranchers and First Nations manage the impacts of expanding wolf populations. In these areas, detailed implementation plans

would be developed before any actions are undertaken. The plan previously underwent a public consultation and over 2,500 comments were received. All submissions were carefully reviewed and helped

inform and improve the final plan. The results of the consultation confirm there are strongly differing beliefs and values on the management of wolf populations and re-affirmed the importance

Free tire recycling collection program in Barriere, Apr. 26 North Thompson Star/Journal This spring, you can easily clear out some prime mosquito breeding habitat around your home! And you can do it for free. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District and its Mosquito Control Program contractor BWP Consulting Inc are providing a free, passenger tire drop-off opportunity in the municipality of Barriere, as well as Chase and Kamloops. Any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, can be dropped off for recycling on Saturday, April 26, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., at Barriere Secondary School, 4811 Barriere Town Road.

Contractor Cheryl Phippen says, “Many people may not realize that just a small amount of water inside any old tires sitting around their property can create the perfect breeding ground for mosquito larvae. By safely recycling these unwanted tires at any of these four free, drop-off locations you’ll remove opportunities for mosquitoes to reproduce around your home. That helps protect you, your family and neighbours from the nuisance insects and reduces the potential risk of spreading West Nile Virus.” There are excellent resources available to help you and your family during the mosquito season. Visit the Mosquito Control page on the Regional District website for information about the program.

Forest fuel management to address wildfire hazards in Blue River The Times Blue River and area homeowners recently received a letter from Jason Tomlin, emergency services supervisor with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, advising them the TNRD is moving to reduce the interface wildfire hazard on Crown and private lands near their community. According to the letter, the Blue River Community Association has given the TNRD its approval to secure opera-

tional grant funding that will result in the spacing, pruning and debris removal (not clear-cutting) on six Crown lots adjacent to private land. The six lots amount to approximately 27.8 hectares of high hazard interface area. The fuels management project will be administered by the TNRD and treated by forestry workers and possibly the Wildfire Management Branch for the next one to two years. Tomlin noted that the

funding only allows for treatment on Crown interface area and that private landowners are responsible for fuel management on their own property. A Homeowners Firesmart brochure was included with the letter to assist property owners in a performing a site assessment. The brochure also includes information on methods to help reduce the fire danger in and around buildings and property.

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that government make balanced decisions on the basis of sound science. The wolf management plan, like other species management plans, summarizes the best available scientific information on the biology and threats to the species and informs the development of a management framework. It sets goals and objectives, and recommends approaches appropriate for spe-

cies or ecosystem conservation. The plan indicates wolf populations are likely stable or increasing throughout the province and are not considered an ‘at-risk’ species. The current wolf population estimate is approximately 8,500 which is similar to an earlier estimate of 8,100 in 1991. The last wolf management plan was prepared in 1979, and the new plan provides a substantive update in the science guiding the conservation and management of wolves. The B.C. government is committed to ensuring sustainable wildlife populations and healthy predatorprey relationships throughout the province. The government is also committed to helping stakeholders, ranchers and First Nations manage the impacts of wolves on

livestock and protecting endangered species. The wolf is a highly adaptive, intelligent carnivore that inhabits most of British Columbia. Most wolves weigh between 30 and 50 kg with coloration varying from nearly pure white to a mixture of grey, brown, black and white. Wolves feed primarily on large ungulates, supplementing their diet with smaller prey. Wolf populations in the Thompson, Cariboo, Kootenay and Okanagan regions appear to be increasing while other populations appear to be stable. To view a copy of the wolf management plan, visit: http:// fw/wildlife/management-issues/docs/ grey_wolf_management_plan.pdf

Mosquito Control Tire Recycling Program Safely dispose of any old tires you have collecting water and sitting around your property! You’ll help to reduce potential larval development habitat for mosquitoes and the potential spread of West Nile Virus. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is sponsoring a free tire collection program this spring where residents can drop off old used passenger vehicle or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires, please) with or without rims between

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Easter Egg Hunt – Thanks to the Lions Although it was a little cool, the sun peaked through the clouds on Easter Sunday when Barriere kids, with accompanying adults, gathered at the Ball Park for the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. All those attending had a great time finding the goodies the Easter Bunny had hidden for them, as well as enjoying a tasty breakfast prepared by the Lion’s Club.  The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassadors and 2014 Ambassador program candidates also turned out to assist the Easter Rabbit in his chocolate egg delivery duties. STAR/JOURNAL photos: Elli Kohnert

Easter Egg hunters Dontay Parish, Emily Rainer, Madison Wittner, Mazey Munro and Nicky Wittner (in front).

Babes Shanko gives a hug to Easter egg gatherers, Taylor and Samanah Ross-Shanko.






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North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program representatives helped the Easter Rabbit with egg distribution: (l-r) 2014 candidates Jillian McInnes, 2013/2014 Ambassador Jenna Zietsov, Easter Bunny (candidate Barb Morrison), and candidates Annie Butcher, and Lee Donne.

File your 2013 income tax and be eligible for funding in 2015 for the B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit North Thompson Star/Journal About 180,000 British Columbia families will be eligible to receive up to $55 per month, or $660 annually, for each child under the age of six under the B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit to be introduced during the month of April 2015. To receive the new benefit in 2015, parents need to file their annual income tax returns, starting with the 2013

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The benefit will start to phase out at $100,000 and will be fully phased out at $150,000. It is estimated that 140,000 families will receive the full benefit, while an additional 40,000 families with net incomes over $100,000 will receive a partial benefit. For more information about the new B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit, visit: w w w. m c f. g ov. b c . c a / c h i l d care/tax_benefit.htm.

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Council members need to have the ability to act and vote independently A few residents have asked me how the District chooses who does some of the project work we are currently doing around town. One project that came up was the new roof on the old HY Louie building. In that case, council looked at the various types of roof systems and chose the Styrene Butadine Styrene membrane type. Once this decision had been made staff placed a Request For Proposal (RFP) on BC Bid. BC Bid is an online bid process that most contractors check. Staff also contacted a number of local suppliers to make sure that they were aware of the opportunity. This process is different from the Request For Quote (RFQ) process which is done when the project has been engineered and the costs are worked out in the contract documents by the engineer overseeing the project. The RFQ process was used for the sewer collection project. In the end, the District received five proposals to do the work. The procedure then is to have council discuss these proposals in a closed session of council. The reason for this is the details of each proposal are considered private until one is chosen. Once a particular proposal is chosen, that proposal is announced, and any further details can be worked out by staff In some cases, once a particular proposal is chosen, it may happen that the company that is going to do the work is locally based and ready to do the work literally the “next day.” That is what hap-

pened with the HY Louie building roof project. When contacted by staff the contractor asked to start as soon as possible to avoid a conflict with other work. It may have looked like the contractor was picked out and council was just going through the motions, but I assure you that is not the case. There is no current council member that would risk their good name and reputation to not follow proper protocol in the granting of project work for the District. I am not suggesting that it does not happen. I cannot speak to what other councils do currently, or have done in the past. It should be made clear here that each council member is considered to be their own guardian of their ethics and decisions. I was told that a former council member was suggesting that proper procedure is that council members should speak out if they feel a particular motion would place other members of council in a conflict of interest. This is, and always has been, quite simply wrong. Each member of council has to have the ability to act and vote independently. Council members

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Bill Humphreys are given opportunities to be trained in what conflict of interest is, and in fact are required to attend at least one training session prior to taking their place at the council table. There is no test at the end of the training though, so perhaps some taking the training could go away without the needed knowledge. That certainly seems to be the case if this former member of council is suggesting that there be a sort of collective censure in place at the council table. The District is working on the details of the build out of services at our recently acquired industrial park. Soon we will check the well that was drilled a few years ago to see if it is serviceable. Once we have properly established how much water we can produce we will then go forth with the design of water and power services in the park. As with any project it is best to do the planning first. I am not a big fan of doing things twice just because we didn’t take

the time at the outset to plan properly. I attended the celebration of life gathering for Eleanor Moore held on Saturday at the Legion Hall. The Moore family and friends welcomed a number of people to remember Eleanor, visit with each other and catch up on news. It was very pleasant. I hope you all had a good long weekend. The weather held for the annual Lions Club Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast which is a good thing.

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First Nations and industry act together to help dwindling Klinse-Za caribou herd Submitted TREATY 8 TERRITORY/CNW/ The First Nations communities of West Moberly and Saulteau near Chetwynd have partnered with industry and the B.C. government to create a maternity pen project to slow the decline of the KlinseZa caribou herd. A first in northern BC, the goal of the program is to protect vulnerable pregnant caribou and their newborn calves from predators. Ten females, all screened to confirm pregnancy, were gathered in late March and enclosed in a protective, screened, fourhectare area within their natural calving

range. The now secured caribou will be fed and watched over around the clock by members of the West Moberly and Saulteau communities, and the project team, including wildlife biologists, who have set up a temporary camp near the pen site. This protective area will allow calves to be born, whelped and develop the ability to flee from predators, before they are released back onto the range in July. Caribou are bluelisted (threatened) in B.C. Caribou numbers in the Klinse-Za herd have dropped to under 20 animals, mostly due to calf mortality due to increased predator presence.



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Woodland caribou captured near Chetwynd so they can give birth in a protected maternity corral line up at a trough to feed on a mix of lichens and pellets. Having the animals feed is a good sign that they are not overly stressed by the situation. partners around the region, particularly West Fraser Mills Ltd. and Wildlife Infometrics Inc. Fi-

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SPORTS CBRA Barriere Barrel Bash coming to Agriplex Canadian Olympic skier at Rural Expo this Sunday Submitted photo:

Meet slalom specialist Elli Terwiel in person, and hear about her journey to compete as a member of Canada’s Olympic Ski Team in Sochi. She will be at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, at the NT Agriplex in Barriere this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. “I would definitely never trade my Olympic experience for anything,” writes Terwiel, on her blog. “It meant so much to me to be representing our beautiful country. It gave me such a feeling of pride and appreciation to be competing for Canada. ..... It is so worth the struggles you will face to get here. It is those exact struggles that will make it so matter your result.”

110 kids signed up for Youth Soccer this year North Thompson Star/Journal Here we go! It’s time for the start of another soccer season for Barriere youth. Starting on Saturday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ridge fields (beside municipal hall). “We have approximately 110 players registered for our spring session,” reports Barriere Youth Soccer Association representative Chris Matthews, “This is an increase of 30 kids over last fall. How awesome is that!” If you enjoy soccer, stop by the fields this Saturday and cheer on the kids as they learn about the sport. If you would like more information about the Barriere Youth Soccer Association, contact Chris Matthews at (250) 672-0350.

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Officials say they expect over 750 entries North Thompson Star/Journal The Canadian Barrel Racing Association (CBRA) say this year their spring fling will be at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C., May 9 - 11, and their finals for the season will be in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sept. 25 - 28. “Both events will be drawing competitors from across Western Canada and North Western USA,” says a CBRA rep. “As these are multi-day events, the competitors and their families will be spending several days in those communities and will have ample opportunity to visit the shops in the area. “We’ve hosted several successful events of this size over the past 18 years and expect over 750 entries over the three days of each event.” The closing date for contestant entries in the Barriere event is April 25 to avoid late fees, and it is expected that a number of area and North Thompson Valley riders will be competing for over $2,500 in added purses. There will also be a saddle given away to one of the average division winners. Prizes will be awarded on an average over two days (Saturday and Sunday) for the Open, Youth, Senior and Novice. All Peewee contestants will receive awards. Awards will be issued half-an-hour after the race. For anyone interested in watching the races, here is the posted schedule of events: * On Friday, May 9, SLACK will start at 5 p.m., and the Open race will directly follow. * On Saturday, May 10, races will start at 9 a.m., with Peewee’s, Open, Youth, Senior, Novice, and Poles.

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down slightly from the previous year. Over the past five years in B.C., an average of 658 black bears have been destroyed each year, while 91 have been relocated due to conflicts with people. The most effective and natural way to reduce human-wildlife interaction is to put away food attractants such as garbage, birdseed, compost, pet food and fruit. Relocating wildlife is neither viable nor a long-term solution in managing these kinds of conflicts. Often, relocated wildlife will return to conflict situations or will not survive competing with already established populations. The BC Conservation Foundation has administered Bear Aware, and now WildSafeBC, since 1998. For more information on WildSafeBC, visit:

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Yellowhead 4-H Club enjoying an active spring We have had successful start to our 2014 4-H year. The Yellowhead 4H Beef, Sheep and Photography club now has 41 members and   we have elected the club committee. Our president is Lauren Tremblay, and the vice-president is Kathleen Pilatzke. Madison Kerslake is secretary, and the treasurer is Hannah Feller. We held our club speech day at the Lions Hall on February 16, and had a great turnout from the community, and some wonderful judges who volunteered to help. For juniors (ages 9-12), first place went to Jonathan Fennell, second to Grace Kempter ,and third to Payton Irving. The seniors (ages 13-21) did their impromptu on ‘If you had to eat at one place for the rest of your life where would it be?”. An impromptu is where 4H members are given one minute to prepare a speech for the judges, that has to be between one to two minutes in length. In addition to their impromptus, seniors also had to give a pre-prepared 5-7 minute speech on a topic of their own choosing. There were some great speeches and lots of chuckles, and in the end Leanna Mitchell came first, Quinn Brackman came second and Christine Kempter came third in the club competition.   Club Demonstrations on February 26 were just as exciting, and seniors Madi Kerslake and Lauren Tremblay came first, while Sara Kate and Halle Smith came

Yellowhead 4H Club Report By Alexander Peterson By Garrett Tremblay

second, and Dustin Pawloff and Sheldon Vansickle came third. Kids have under 10 minutes to give an informative and instructional presentation on how to make or do something. In the junior demo division Cameron Kerslake and Aaron Vansickle came first, and Sami Jones and Emma Hamblin came second. The top members from both the club speech and demo days, moved onto the District Competition where Leanna Mitchell came second for speeches, and Madi Kerslake and Lauren Tremblay came third for their demo. The  beef club have started their weighins every month to mark the growth of their projects. Sheep Husbandry Day was held at the Smiths on March 9, where the sheep members learned how to dock, vaccinate, feed, judge, castrate and tie rope halters. April 12-13, was the first ever 2014 Judging Jamboree. It was an incredible event put on by Meghan McGillivray (Kamloops) as her Jr. Leader Project. The Jamboree was held at Aberdeen Elementary School, and the livestock judging took place at the beautiful Circle Creek Ranch. There were so many hard working volunteers that helped make this event possible for almost 50 kids from our region. We judged dairy heifers, Irish terriers,

market hogs, and laying hens for our livestock classes, and we also judged gift wrapping, fabric selection, baking and hunting survival kits. Each member also had to present two sets of oral reasons, one livestock and one non-livestock, where the members have to present their chosen placings with good reasons and good public speaking skills to the judge. After judging we went swimming, then had a dance and slept overnight at the school. The next morning we went back to Circle Creek Ranch to begin the team judging event and some presentations. For the team judging, we judged angus heifers with a partner and had to run it like a professional show. It was such an amazing experience. We then had awards, and all the clubs were represented by their members very well. For the judging aggregate awards, Lauren Tremblay came 9th, Sara Kate Smith came 3rd and Madi Kerslake received top aggregate. For team judging Sara Kate Smith came first as judge, with Shuswap member Colin Geezas as ring man. On the afternoon of April 13, we had our club “Hands on Judging”. All junior and senior Yellowhead 4H members learned how to judge sheep, beef and photography. After that the photography club had a hot dog roast and went out in the dark to photograph highway traffic and bonfires. Now we are ready

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Members of the Yellowhead 4H Club have been very busy over the past few weeks. Some of the 4H events they have participated or competed in this spring include; Speech Day, Club Demonstration Day, District Demonstrations, Judging Jamboree, Hands on Judging, Sheep Husbandry Day, and Beef Weigh-ins. and looking forward to our next two big events, the ”Kamloops and District Rally”, and our clubs annual flower basket fundraiser. We will be bringing in premium hanging baskets and planters, strawberry baskets, tomato plants, herbs, and flats of geraniums, marigolds and petunia’s for pick up at the Barriere curling rink on the afternoon of Thursday May 8, but you have to order by Monday, April 28. If you need a great gift for Mothers Day, or want to dress up your yard this spring, this is for you! Ask a 4-H member, or order online at before April 28.

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Car, cameras, pictures Roadside photography is full of opportunities

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John E n ma n Sometimes I just like to go for a drive. Rain or shine, it is always nice to just go out and look around. We had been lazing around all day. I had put up one of those portable, collapsible canopies on the front porch hoping the day would be nice enough for us to sit outside for lunch; but the rain and cooling wind moved in. So, I thought, what the heck, let’s get in the car and drive up the dirt road towards the forest ringed Hyas Lake, and if the rain lets up a bit there might be a photo or two waiting to be made. We packed our cameras in the car and set off. The day had a heavy overcast, but no low hanging clouds and the rain was, hmm… intermittent. Ya, that’s a good word for when its nice and dry till one gets about 50 feet from the car, then it comes down. And I forgot my hat. But I didn’t forget to bring a small kitchen towel, and I kept wiping the camera down to stop water from pooling in places that might leak into the camera’s electronics. Overcast days always make things looks much more colourful than bright sunny days. Not the sky, of course,

but the trees, shrubs and grass do have a deeper color, and I always add just a bit of contrast in Photoshop to bring out the damp colourful tones. The dirt road was surprisingly dry till we started up the turn-off to Hyas Lake. Then it quickly became a snow covered, muddy rutted mess and we turned around. There are some old dilapidated buildings along that road that are fun to photograph, although for years I have expected to see them gone. Old buildings have a habit of disappearing. Sometimes because of vandals, sometimes the landowners take ‘em down and sometime they just get tired of many years of standing. I remember when I first moved to the Kamloops area. I spent months photographing crumbling wood and log buildings. The next year I engaged a local printer to make calendars for me that I easily sold that December. Within two or three years every one of the old buildings in that calendar was gone. I am of the belief that the most successful pictures come about when one has a plan, but a slow drive

THE TIMES photo: Keith McNeill

Getting ready for gardening at Seedy Saturday Shoppers circulate around the tables during the eighth annual Seedy Saturday at the Clearwater ski hill on April 12. The attendance this year was reportedly better than last year. Pictured: (L-r) Diane Webb of Little Fort sells a bag of garden items to Lauren Kadlun-Jones as Margo Kadlun-Jones looks on.

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is enjoyable whether one points a camera at something or not. I could say the plan was to look at the long valley, find out if those old buildings survived the winter, see how far we could go before the road was impassable, and if the time was right make a picture or two. As it was I photographed a view of the snow capped Martin Mountain above my home, some goats playing on a mound of wet hay, a couple of rusting vehicles, some soaked cows in a field, and another valley view. Not the most exciting day of photography I have ever had, but good enough for a lazy, rainy day I supposed. Roadside photography is opportunistic and enjoyable, we talk, stop and look at things, make a few pictures.

As we drove along the wet dirt road I thought of the many photographers I have known or read about that just pointed that camera at anything for the pure fun of it. And I think many readers will agree with famous French photographer JacquesHenri Lartigue when he said, “It’s marvelous, marvelous! Nothing will ever be as much fun. I’m going to photograph everything, everything.” These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www. or Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. And if you want an experienced photographer please call me at 250-371-3069. I also sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment.

Garden Club learns about Xeriscape North Thompson Star/Journal At the Apr. 13 meeting of the North Thompson Valley Garden Club, Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener Elizabeth Ratcliffe spoke to the group about xeriscaping. Xeriscape, pronounced ‘zair-iscape’, can mean a multitude of things: dry landscaping, water-smart gardening, dry land gardening, drought-tolerant landscaping, and gardens with limited water.

Ratcliffe went over the seven principls to xeriscape gardening: planning and design, soil analysis, soil preparation, turf, water use, mulches, and maintenance. She also recommended several books for those who want more information about the subject. * The Home Owners Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook by Penelope O-Sullivan * Perfect Plant Perfect Place by Roy Lancaster * Dryland Gardening by

Jennifer Bennett * Creating a Kamloops Xeriscape, a City of Kamloops booklet The next meeting of the NTV Garden Club will be on May 25 at 5 p.m. at the NT Volunteer Centre (the Ridge) and will be a pot-luck. The next event will be the Plant Sale on May 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bandshell in Fadear Park, where master gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Letters to the Editor: continued... Take advantage of North Thompson Communities Foundation matching funds campaign by September To the editor; Have you worried about the future and whether you’re ‘window’s mite’ could make any difference in the big picture? Have you wondered whether there might be an easy way to donate ‘just a little’ every month into a fund that would exist permanently into the future to assist those that live in the valley in years to come? Are you a visionary who really wants to help, but just doesn’t feel they can commit to sitting on a Board or being a member of a group? Perhaps you are at that stage of life whereby you can travel, visit family or simply prefer not be so busy any more – but still want to contribute to the future of the valley? The North Thompson Communities Foundation is offering an option for your consideration. As I’ve mentioned in previous messages, we have recently started a Smart and Caring Communities Fund. This fund is a living legacy fund that is designed to meet future requests and needs of our area. For 10 months we are encouraging valley resident to contribute any multiple of 10 (i.e. $10 for 10 months for individuals or perhaps $100 for 10 months if you are a group) to support the future of your preferred activity. Naturally all the other Endowment Envelopes still are hoping for contributions as well. Those are the individual accounts such as the

ones designed to meet the needs of seniors, youth, the arts, the environment and so forth. These will also reap the benefits of our ‘matched’ funds, thus increasing their potential at twice the rate. We encourage you to consider making monthly contributions – with funds transferred directly from your account into the envelope within the Foundation of your choice. That is the avenue that I’ve chosen and truth be known I don’t even miss that $10 each month. Knowing that I’m contributing to the future of our valley is a blessing. Indeed at present The Foundation have set aside some of the funds from our ‘undesignated’ funds to offer a ‘matching ’ opportunity for you – the sponsors and contributor from the area. In order to take advantage of this time-limited opportunity, please donate at the Interior Savings Credit Union by September of this year, as that will be the end of our ‘matching’ funds Campaign. If you or a group that you are associated with would like a presentation on what a Community Foundation is and/or want to embark on conversation about how you can learn more about your North Thompson Communities Foundation, please contact us at Box 121, Clearwater, check out the web site or better still come and see us at the Rural Expo at the Fall Fair Grounds on the last weekend of April! Sincerely Cheryl Thomas, 2014 Chair


Thursday, April 24, 2014 North Thompson Star/Journal

Quinoa with Corn and Scallions

4 ears corn, shucked 1 Tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted 1 Tablespoon honey ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 2 cups uncooked quinoa 4 scallions, chopped Place the corn in lrg pot & fill it w/water to cover the corn. Cover the pot & bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the pot stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove the corn from the pot and let it cool on a cutting board until it’s easy to handle. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the cob. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, lemon juice, melted butter, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Rinse the uncooked quinoa in a sieve under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook

the quinoa in a pot of of boiling salted water per the package directions. Add the quinoa, corn kernels and chopped scallions to the bowl with the dressing and toss until it’s evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Super Simple Roasted Broccoli Ingredients 1 head of broccoli 1 large garlic clove minced 2-3 T olive oil Juice from 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons) salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 Cut the broccoli into florets. Add the broccoli and the remaining ingredients to a Zip-Lock bag. Shake until everything is well coated Spread broccoli on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stopping once to turn the broccoli over. The broccoli will shrink down quite a bit after cooking. If you have a large family, you may want to double the recipe

Easy twist to corn as a side:

1 bag of frozen corn – 16 oz 2 tbsps of butter 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp of garlic powder 1/2 tsp of pepper 1/2 tsp of paprika Over medium heat melt butter in a medium size skillet. Add frozen corn ( do NOT add extra water) Cook for about 5 -7 mins – stir every 2 mins. Add seasoning keep stirring till all corn is well coated. Add cheese – stir for about 10 secs and you are DONE! Enjoy!

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Happy Occasions: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. 1 column by 3 inch - $18.49 + GST Deadlines: Word Ads: Mondays 12pm


CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Jobs@RaidersConcrete .com. Fax 780-444-9165. FACILITIES Maintenance Supervisor, Kootenay Trout Hatchery, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. For more information:

Work Wanted HAFI GRANTS Notice to low income seniors and persons with disability. You may qualify for a grant up to 20,000. to modify and adapt your home for improved safety and accessibility. For details contact your local HAFI expert Hans Ounpuu, Building contractor @ 250-674-3875.


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4th Annual Garage Sale To Die For May 3 9 am - Noon at North Thompson Funeral Home 73 Taren Drive Clearwater Yard Sale Thur. April 24 — Sat. April 26 9 am - 3 pm 1275 Gaggin Rd Blackpool

Misc. for Sale For Sale: 45ft Hwy Van Trailer. $1500 250-672-2045

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We currently have an opening for a sales person to help us with our paid distribution newspapers across B.C. This position means getting out in the community and talking to subscribers about our newspapers and working to build stronger relationships with existing readers of our newspapers. It also includes finding new subscribers for our newspapers and helping introduce them our award winning host of community newspapers. This is not a year-around position and will run from March to October each year. We offer a spectacular compensation package and bonus incentives. Your own vehicle is required, but we cover all travel expenses. This is really a great opportunity for the right person. It is a different type of job, but definitely has different types of rewards. If you feel this position would be the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please email all enquiries to Michelle Bedford at

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Free Workshops to help with your work search are available. Please contact us to register for one or all of these free workshops. May 6, 7 & 8, 2014 - “Back to Work Boot Camp” Workshops will be as follows:

Tues. May 6th Wed. May 7th Thurs. May 8th 9:00am-Noon Email/Internet Basics Resume/Cover Letters Building Positive Behaviours 12:30pm-3:30pm Labour Market Infor Dress for Success/Cold Calls & Networking Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in & our friendly staff will assist you. Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. BLUE RIVER ITINERANT: An employment consultant comes to the Blue River School. Next visit is Tues. April 24th, from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in. Operated by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia

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Pursuant to the provisions of Cars - Lien Sports the Repairers Act, the following registered &vehicle Imports to John Arthur Downes of 1820 Highland Dr. N, Kelowna, British Columbia, will be sold on Friday, May 16, 2014 to recover the amount of $1,559.25 plus all applicable taxes and costs.

Pursuant to the provisions of Cars -Lien Sports the Repairers Act, the following registered &vehicle Imports to John Arthur Downes of 1820 Highland Dr. N, Kelowna, British Columbia, will be sold on Friday, May 16, 2014 to recover the amount of $1,559.25 plus all applicable taxes and costs.

Vehicle Description: 1993 Green Honda Civic 2 Dr Coupe Vehicle Identification No. 2HGEJ2144PH009193

Vehicle Description: 1993 Green Honda Civic 2 Dr Coupe Vehicle Identification No. 2HGEJ2144PH009193

The said Vehicle can be viewed at Clearwater Towing, 516 Swanson Rd. Clearwater, B.C. during regular business hours.

The said Vehicle can be viewed at Clearwater Towing, 516 Swanson Rd. Clearwater, B.C. during regular business hours.

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The said vehicle will be sold on AS IS basis. The highest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

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Pursuant to the provisions Pursuant to the provisions Simpcw of the Repairers Lien of the Repairers Lien First Nations Act, the following vehicle Act, the following vehicle registered to Johnson Sun registered to Johnson Sun of 11260 Lansdowne Dr, of 11260 Lansdowne Dr, Surrey. B.C. will be sold on Surrey. B.C. will be sold on Woodlot License Plan Opportunity May 16, 2014 to recover May 16, 2014 to recover for Review and Comment amount of $936.39, plus amount of $936.39, plus all applicable taxes and License all applicable taxes and Woodlot #0380 costs. costs.

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Sarah Armstrong passed away in Kamloops, B.C., at Royal Inland Hospital on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the age of 82 years. She Moreisthan 4 surmillion Canadians have arthritis. out how you can help by participating in marathons vived Find by her around the world. Train. Travel. Triumph. loving children, many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and many family and friends. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, starting at 5:30 p.m., with the Funeral Service to take place on Friday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spiritual Center at Simpcw First Nation. 1.800.321.1433 Lunch will follow at the hall.

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Easy water smart tips for everyone From the Living Water Smart Website ritish Columbians use much more water than they need to. Conserving water reduces our need for treated drinking water and wastewater treatment, as well as water infrastructure. Water conservation saves you and your community money and reduces our impact on the environment. Here are many easy and inexpensive ways you can be part of the solution. Complete a home water assessment. The Water Smart Home Assessment is an activity you can do with the whole family – kids will love being involved in measuring and timing! Compare your usual practices with those that are the most water smart, and identify steps to reduce your water usage and impact. Saving Water Inside Think water efficient next time you buy products like washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, irrigation systems, taps and toilets. •    Replace your toilet with a low-flow or dual flush model. A new “six litre per flush” model will save you up to over 25,000 litres per year for a typical family. A dual flush model can save an average of ~26 per cent more water than a six litre low flow toilet. •    Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket and remember you don’t have to flush every time! •    Shower under a low-flow showerhead (nine litres of water per minute). This will save up the average family up to 20,000 litres/year. You’ll also save money on your energy bill by heating much less water. •    Next time you have to replace your washing ma-

chine, look for a water efficient front loading model. These models also require less energy and save money in the long term. •    Even something as simple as turning off the tap when you brush your teeth or wash vegetables will save up to 20 litres a minute. This adds up to hundreds of litres a year. •    Leaks and dripping taps are an unnecessary waste of water. Even a small leak can add up to hundreds of litres a year. Saving Water Outside Garden watering is the biggest water use in the average home – often more than one-third of water use occurs outdoors. An average garden hose uses up to 20 litres per minute. •    Landscape using native or drought-resistant plants and garden designs that minimize water use. •    Watering twice a week for less than an hour should be more than enough. Most plants will thrive with far less water than we currently use. •    Collect rainwater for watering the garden. Water the roots of your plants, instead of the leaves, with an efficient method like drip irrigation. •    Watch the weather before watering the garden. If rain is predicted, let Mother Nature take care of the job for you. Avoid watering in windy or hot conditions, when the vast majority of water will be lost to evaporation. •    Another great way to save water is to use a broom to sweep driveways and paths instead of the garden hose. You get a great bit of exercise this way too. •    Apply a layer of mulch on your garden beds and leave the grass a little bit longer. You’ll save work by wa-

tering less frequently and mowing the lawn less often. Ways to protect quality •    Share your smart water choices with friends and neighbours. •      Don’t throw chemicals or toxic solids down the sink, toilet or storm drains. They pollute the environment and cause bad water quality issues that are costly to fix. •    Buy low phosphate or phosphate free detergents – look at the labels at the store to work out which one is best for your needs. •    Use fertilizer and compost in the right quantity. Extra fertilizer runs off your garden when it rains and the extra growth that fertilizer promotes can negatively impact creeks, rivers and the ocean. •    Drive your car onto the grass when you are going to wash it and remember more soap and chemicals isn’t better! •    Check out or Go Blue for lots more tips and tools to save water at home, on the farm, at work and in your community. •    Make sure your actions don’t pollute or harm the environment. Reduce the use of hazardous products in your home and garden. •    Reduce or eliminate the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Avoid applying them close to a well •      Take paints, oils, batteries and other hazardous materials to the nearest recycling or collection facility •    Do not pour anything but water into storm sewer grates – these sewers flow directly into waterways •    If you are on a septic system, ensure that it is regularly maintained

Spring cleaning tips on cleaning up your documents while protecting your ID Better Business Bureau (BBB)

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Clearwater Buy-Low project to start soon An excavator stands on the empty lot southwest of the Highway 5 roundabout in Clearwater on Saturday, April 19. Buy-Low Foods got approval from town council the previous Tuesday for a development permit to start construction of a new shopping center on the site. This basically means their proposal is in accordance with the official community plan (OCP), including a wood-water-stone natural look. Buy-Low still needs to get a building permit but could begin doing the groundwork before then.

Spring has arrived and what better time to rid your home of the piles of paperwork you have accumulated over the past year. When it comes to storing and disposing of your personal records, BBB urges consumers to handle their information with care to avoid falling victim to fraud. Danielle Primrose, president and CEO of BBB serving mainland B.C., says safeguarding your information is key when it comes to fraud prevention. “Some consumers have an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality when it comes to disposing of unwanted material,” she says. “But when it does come time to discard personal documents, it is crucial to do so properly so your information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. People  don’t always know where their waste material ends up, which leaves the window of opportunity for identity theft wide open.”  So how long do you need to keep that ATM receipt cluttering up your wallet?

BBB recommends the following timelines for discarding your documents: Cancelled cheques - seven years: Cancelled cheques that support your tax returns, such as charitable contributions or tax payments, probably should be held for at least seven years - long enough to cover the sixyear tax assessment period that starts when you file your tax return for the year the cheque was written. Cancelled cheques and related receipts or documents for a home purchase or sale, renovations or other improvements to a property you own should be kept indefinitely. Receipts - Until verified on bank statement:  Save deposit, ATM, credit card and debit card receipts until the transaction appears on your statement and you have verified that the information is accurate. Credit card and bank account statements - One-seven years: Save those with no tax or other long-term significance for about a year, but save the rest for up to seven years. If you get a detailed annual statement, keep that and discard the corre-

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Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show Walk On The Rural Side B1

Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show

April 26 & 27 2014 9am to 5pm Daily

Official Program

Admission Per Day: $5 for Adults $3 Seniors & Students 12 years and under Free Hosted at the

North Thompson Agriplex and Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Road, Barriere, B.C.

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April 26 & 27, 2014 North Thompson Star/Journal and Clearwater Times

2nd Annual Rural Living Expo & Trade Show

Schedule of Events 2014 (Note: This schedule is tentative and may be subject to change)

Saturday, April 26 The 2013 Bike Building Challenge in the Trade Hall.

• 11 a.m. - ‘AXED’ cooking contest - North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall


• 3 p.m. - “Completed Your Bucket List? What’s The Next Step Now?” with Drake Smith, MSW - North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall

Sunday, April 27 • 10 a.m. - Old Fashioned Cowboy Church with the music of Gordie West The pan-Canadian Journal of Issues & Events in Agriculture

- North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall

• 11:15 a.m. - B.C.’s Senior’s Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie - North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall



• 12:30 p.m.- The North Thompson Community Choir with Leah Jones - North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall


• 2:30 p.m. - Canada’s Olympic skier Elli Terwiell



- North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall


• 3 p.m. - 2nd Annual Bike Building Challenge (see below) - in the Trade Hall (Curling Rink)

• 3 p.m. - “Completed Your Bucket List? What’s The Next Step Now?” with Drake Smith, MSW - North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall

Sunday at 3 pm; Don’t miss the 911 Bike Challenge Walk on the rural side

at the exciting Expo and Trade Show in Barriere

This is a team building and fun event, which encourages crowd participation. The challenge will see four teams (each consisting of two teens and two adults), who will be pitted against each other as they put together four brand new kids bicycles in the Trade Hall area. The winning team will receive a prize, and the bicycles will all be donated to deserving youngsters within the area. Sponsors of the event are the Barriere 911 Golf Tournament, and Barriere Timber Mart . Teens are invited to join in and sign up for a team.

By Jill Hayward, Rural Expo and Trade Show Event Manager

Saturday & Sunday: Beshano Bike Trails

The 2nd annual Rural Living Expo and Trade Show (see next page) is lifting off for 2014. Over 100 exhibit booths will fill the Trade Show hall and the lovely new North Thompson Agriplex. The event has something for everyone - a full weekend of entertainment and great things to see and do - including the annual Barriere Celebration of Art. For those of us who are blessed with living in rural British Columbia, or “the country” as some may say, life is truly sweet. We grow our own food, share what we have with those who have less, look out for each other, and our children are more in touch with the natural world. Rural residents are resilient, innovative and show lower stress levels. We live where you can walk waist deep in a field of wild flowers, see deer playing outside your kitchen window, pick wild berries on a mountain hillside, or catch trout for breakfast within walking distance of home. The sunsets are remembered forever, and a cloudless night brings a galaxy of stars to your back porch. You can swim at the lake, hike in the high country, or travel the back roads. However, living the rural lifestyle does not mean we lack in amenities or services; you’ll see this for yourself at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show as you peruse the smorgasbord of service organizations, clubs, merchants, artists and artisans, real estate and home improvement, resources, agriculture, agritourism, health and wellness, featured speakers, entertainment and so much more offered during the two day event. On Saturday at 11 a.m. we feature our own ‘Chopped’ event, called ‘AXED’, which is modelled after the popular TV cooking network contest. We expect this will be a favourite for years to come. Join the fun as four cooks open their ‘surIn addition to their indoor booth in the Trade Hall, the Lower North Thompson Community prise’ basket of ingredients and then have to combine them to make a delicious three course meal. Organizers of this event say they have some interesting “curves” planned to throw at the competitors, and even the judges. Forest Society has partnered with Leading Edge Motorsports to provide ATV/UTV demos and Sunday morning join us for a 10 a.m. Cowboy Church service with the music of country and western singer Gordie West, safety training. Find them outside at the east end of the North Thompson Agriplex and followed by the uplifting voices of the North Thompson Community Choir. Then cheer on the teams in the First Responder the Trade Hall. Please come out and support this great local event.  and Teen Bike Challenge, as they assemble mountain bikes in a competitive and fun team environment. The assembled bikes are earmarked to be given to youngsters within the community at a later date. Don’t miss the amazing athletic antics of the Beshano Bike Trials Club team, who will be performing their special flaAlso, enter their raffle to win a iPad mini as well as tree giveaways! vour of magic on mountain bikes, three performances a day, both days. The club is defiantly top of the list of mountain bike trial spectacles in North America, a sport where the objective is to use perfect balance to keep control of the bike while going over obstacles - giant cubes of varying height, set up in a 30x40 enclosure inside the North Thompson Agriplex. Touching the ground or the obstacles with any part of the body means points deducted. Be prepared to be amazed at what these riders can do with a bicycle! 359 Borthwick Avenue 14-74 Young Rd, Brookfield Mall OR TH HOMPSON Meet Elli Terwiel, a member of the Canadian Olympic Ski Team, and bring the young out toBarriere hear her presentation Boxfolks 1020, B.C. V0E 1E0 Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2 on motivation and goal setting. Find out what the Lower North Thompson Community Forest is up to, silviculture, and employment opportunities; learn about 4H, the Farm Women’s Network, or what the local horseback riding groups have planned for the year. See baby goats and newly hatched chicks, sure signs of spring in the country. Admission to the whole event is just $5 for adults, and $3 for seniors and students, 12 and under are free. There is plenty of parking on site for even the biggest rigs, and concessions will be available. For information or vendor packets go to:, email:, or call Event Manager Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023.

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Welcome to the “Good Life” The 2nd annual Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, on Apr. 26 and 27, 2014, is finally here. Hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair grounds in Barriere, attendees will find numerous exhibit booths on the grounds, and under roof in the Trade Show hall and the lovely new North Thompson Agriplex. The event has something for everyone, with a full weekend of entertainment and interesting things to see and do while you are here, including the 7th annual Barriere Celebration of Art Festival. For those of us who are blessed with living in rural British Columbia, or “the country” as some may say, life is truly sweet. We grow our own food, share what we have with those who have less, look out for each other, and our children are more in touch with the natural world. Rural residents are resilient, innovative and show lower stress levels. We live where you can walk waist deep in a field of wild flowers, see deer playing outside your kitchen window, pick wild berries on a mountain hillside, or catch trout for breakfast within walking distance of home. The sunsets are remembered forever, and a cloudless night brings a galaxy of stars to your back porch. You can swim at the lake, hike in the high country, or travel the back roads. However, living the rural lifestyle does not mean we lack in amenities or services; you’ll see this for yourself at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show as you peruse the smorgasbord of service organizations, clubs, merchants, artists and artisans, real estate and home improvement, resources, agriculture, agritourism, health and wellness, featured speakers, entertainment and so much more offered during the two day event. Saturday will feature the first “AXED” competition. A cook off competition that is guaranteed to be a fun and entertaining few hours while four cooks go bowl to bowl to find who will be the eventual winner! We are especially excited to be able to welcome B.C.’s new Senior’s Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, on Sunday, at 11:15 a.m. in the Agriplex Hall. This is a great opportunity for our seniors to find out about Ms. Mackenzie’s portfolio and ask the

questions that are important to seniors in this area. At 2:30 the same day, Canadian Olympic Ski Team member, Elli Terwiel, will share her experiences in representing Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Drake Smith, MSW, will be a feature speaker at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, with his presentation: ‘After Your Bucket List Ends– Then what?’ Three performances a day will be presented by the well known North America Beshano Bike Trials riders. Don’t miss their amazing athletic performance as they show you what mountain bikes can do inside the North Thompson Agriplex. If you like the outdoors, you are bound to be interested in riding all terrain vehicles. Stop by the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society’s ATV demo area, and learn about safe operation of these vehicles while riding one. All weekend we also get to enjoy the music of world renowned entertainer Gordie West, with a special Cowboy Church on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A special treat will be the wonderful sounds of the North Thompson Community Choir, brought to you be Leah Jones, and happening in the North Thompson Agriplex Hall at 12:30 Sunday. Or catch the 2nd Annual Bike Building Challenge at 3 p.m. in the Trade Hall. Take a walk with us on the rural side... you will not be disappointed!

Meet B.C.’s new Senior’s Advocate on Sunday at the Expo British Columbia’s first Senior’s Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, will be a featured guest speaker on Sunday, April 27, 11:15 a.m. in the North Thompson Agriplex hall during the Rural Expo and Trade Show. Members of the public, especially those who now call themselves “seniors”, are encouraged to come out and meet Canada’s first Senior’s Advocate, hear what she has to say about being the voice of seniors in B.C., and bring your questions along with you.

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he Rural Living Expo and Trade Show is pleased to have partnered with the North Thompson Arts Council for a second year to showcase the Annual Celebration of Arts Festival in conjunction with our event. In 2008 the first Celebration of the Arts Festival in Barriere was held. Partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and with funding provided by the 2010 Legacies Now through the North Thompson Valley Learning and Literacy Program, the event was organized in the hope that it would become an annual event. The festival showcased the talents of local artisans and was a great opportunity for the community and visitors to see the many talented artists who live in our area. Over 30 artists participated that year, and the event was held in Fadear Park. Since then, the festival has indeed become a yearly event, and although the dates and locations have changed a few times, from May to June and now to April, and from Fadear Park to the highway next to Sam’s Pizza & Rib House, the event has remained an excellent venue for artisans from throughout the North Thompson Valley. Until last year, the festival had been held outdoors every time, which wasn’t always the perfect situation; the weather hasn’t always cooperated.  When in Fadear Park, there were dust storms, when next to the highway, wind and rain squalls, particularly in 2012, when many of the canopies that had been set up on the Friday were blown down and destroyed.  So in 2013 year, the group tried something different. In conjunction with the first Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, we moved the Festival indoors, into the North Thompson Agriplex.  There, artisans and the visiting


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public enjoyed the comfort of being indoors and out of the weather, while enjoying everything else the Festival and the Expo had to offer. Now, in 2014, the Festival is once again joining with the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, and will be returning to the North Thompson Agriplex. For those coming specifically to check out and purchase artwork by local artisans - there will be a wide variety of quality work to peruse and to purchase; paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood carvings, wood work, unique cards and more. Another feature, now in its second year, will be the exhibition of the Elementary Art Contest entries. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, from Heffley Creek, Sun Peaks, Barriere, Chu Chua, Clearwater, Vavenby and Blue River Elementary Schools have been invited to submit artwork for this contest.  Those entries that have been turned in to the Armour Mountain Art Gallery in Barriere will be displayed at the Festival in the Agriplex for the public to vote on.  Entries submitted to Clearwater were displayed at the Clearwater Art Festival on April 21 and voted on there. Come out and talk to local artists; help us choose the winners for our art contest, and see for yourself all the wonderful art that is in our community and our valley.

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Meet Canadian Olympic skier Elli Terwiel at Rural Expo this Sunday Meet slalom specialist Elli Terwiel in person, and hear about her journey to compete as a member of Canada’s Olympic Ski Team in Sochi. She will be at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, at the NT Agriplex in Barriere this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Elli Terwiel made her official Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 with the valuable experience of having been a forerunner at Vancouver 2010 for the slalom and giant slalom. It was her first time at a major global competition. A slalom specialist, Terwiel had a breakout season in 2012-13 when she record three top-30 World Cup results. At one of those in Maribor, Slovenia, she was actually secondfastest in the second slalom run, en route to a 17th place finish. In November 2013 Terwiel improved her career-best result to 11th place in Levi, Finland. Terwiel has been competing on the World Cup circuit since January 2011, recording her first finish in December 2011. She debuted at the FIS World Ski Championships in 2013 with a 28th place finish in the slalom. “I would definitely never trade my Olympic experience for anything,” writes Terwiel, on her blog. “It meant so much to me to be representing our beautiful country. It gave me such a feeling of pride and appreciation to be competing for Canada. ..... It is so worth the struggles you will face to get here. It is those exact struggles that will make it so special.... no matter your result.”

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BESHANO Bike Trials performing at Expo The BESHANO Bike Trials Club was created by Karl Jeannot in 1999, in a small town called Contrecœur, in Quebec, Canada. His goal was to promote this fascinating sport by gathering a few friends and fellow trial riders to present shows to the public. Realizing the tremendous interest in the trials, Karl decided to invest more time into his project, to go further and to give the opportunity to the public in other cities to enjoy his bike productions. The name “BESHANO” a mix of two family names Jeannot and Beshara, is an acknowledgement to Evan John Beshara for his great help at the Club’s debut. Today, the BESHANO Bike Trials Club is definitely top of the list when talking about mountain bike trial spectacles throughout North America. Mountain bike trials is a sport where the objective is to use perfect balance to keep control of the bike while going over obstacles. While competing, touching the ground or the obstacles with any parts of the body means points are deducted, which may then lead to a loss in the competition. The BESHANO Bike Trials Club web site says it is, “... the largest bike trials team in Canada. Above all, we focus our efforts on promoting the sport by offering the best bike trial shows. Today you can see our teams’ productions in popular events happening in several Canadian provinces, such as: Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and starting in 2014, Alberta and part of Saskatchewan will also be covered by our new Central Canada division.” The mountain bike stunt show consists in discovering today’s incredible bike trials riding techniques. Spectators from past events say they saw the athletes performing on their bikes at such a high level that it literally amazed, and in some moments kept the audience breathless with their abilities. According to Wikipedia, mountain bike trials, also known as observed trials, is a discipline of mountain biking in which the rider attempts to pass through an obstacle course without setting foot to ground. Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over all kinds of obstacles, both natural and manmade. It now has a strong – though small – following worldwide, though it is still primarily a European sport. Skills taken from trials riding can be used practically on any bicycle for balance, for example controlled brak-

ing and track standing, or balancing on the bike without putting a foot down. Competition trial bikes are characterized by powerful brakes, wide handlebars, lightweight parts, single-speed low gearing, low tire pressures with a thick rear tire, distinctive frame geometry, and usually no seat. BESHANO says they are looking forward to starting

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(Above) BESHANO Bike Trials Founder, Karl Jeannot, on his bike at a competition in Naniamo, B.C. (Left) Team member Mike Bentham at a competition in Mission, B.C. their British Columbia season off with three performances daily inside the North Thompson Agriplex at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show in Barriere on Apr. 26 and 27. BESHANO riders will be offering autograph sessions after their first five presentations during the Expo. “See our show, talk with the riders, know more about the bikes and learn about the sport.” says Jeannot.

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• Lower North Thompson Catholic Women’s League, Barriere & area • North Thompson Communities Foundation • North Thompson Volunteer & Information Centre Barriere • 250-672-0033 • Rodeo Rednecks 4H Club, Clearwater • 250-674-0254 • Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 242, Barriere • 250-672-5913 • 93.1 fm - The Bear - Barriere Radio, 250-672-9316

• BC Goat Association and Interior Goat Owners Association

• Domenic’s Marine Ltd., Kamloops • Jubilee RV, Kamloops

• Thompson Valley Players Society Barriere • 250-672-5859 • Yellowhead 4H Club Barriere • 250-672-1878

Outdoor Vendors • Amaranth Farms - trees and shrubs, McLure • 250-672-9712 • Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society, Barriere • 250-672-1941 • Noble Tractor & Equipment Ltd., Kamloops,

• Erica’s Emporium - card reader & jewelry, 250-674-2700

• Fay McCracken - healing colours & giftwares, butterfliestreasures@gmail. com • Gordie West - Country & Western Singer - • Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society Barriere • 250-672-1941 • Marina Faoro - pencil art & terrariums, • North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association

• North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society • 250-677-4284 • Phillips/Lifeline, In-home safety 24 hours a day for rural residents • Photography by Jill Hayward, 250-319-8023 • Reliable Home Solutions- home decor, sporting goods, jewelry, leggings, novelties, airbrush tattoos • Rick Weik, Recycling & Garbage Disposal, Louis Creek • 250-672-9895 • Scentsy - Carmen Ross 250-672-9298 • Simpcw First Nation & Simpcw Resources Group 250-672-9995 • Success By Six Barriere • 250-672-9773 • Thompson Nicola Regional District • • West Properties & Developments Inc., Riverwalk, Barriere, • Yellowhead Mining Inc., Vancouver,


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4685/4691 BARRIERE TOWN RD | $275,000 4841 DUNN LAKE ROAD | $334,900

3 bdrm, home w/2 bdrm, mortgage helper, all close to amenities. 1/2 acre, landscaped. Covered deck & double carport. Upper w/ HW floor, master w/2 piece ensuite & Wi closet & 2 more bdrms. Kitchen is getting new countertops and has patio door to lrg, covered deck. 2 bdrm suite in basement. Fully fenced. 30 amp RV hookup with sani-dump.

381 MCLEAN ROAD | $209,000

2 bdrm w/den 1,392 sf in Glentanna Ridge. 10 years old, separate entry laundry & patio door entry off the kitchen which is surrounded by windows, kitchen nook or formal dining room, and an open plan to the living room. Wonderfully large master bedroom with ensuite and large walk-in closet. C-shaped driveway lot entry - on a corner lot.

2 separate titles, w/shop. 3 bdrm, galley kitchen Wonderful screened all summer weather porch back lead in. Productive fruit trees

410 DEFOSSESS ROAD | $59,500

Private no thru, cul-de-sac w/mobile. Sold “as is where is” on 0.34 acre title lot w/approved septic.

4820 DUNN LAKE ROAD | $158,788

3 bdrm, 2 bath, DW mobile. Master ensuite. Newer furnace. Fenced Rear driveway access. Central A/C

717 BARRIERE LAKES ROAD | $229,900 397 MCLEAN ROAD | $298,670

Glentanna Ridge, UG sprinkler system; fully landscaped & fenced, open floor plan, French doors to den, island breakfast bar w/ WI pantry, bay windowed dining room with garden door exit to sun deck. Master w/full sized spa bath, soaker tub & steam shower, WI closet. 2 other bdrms & 4 piece bath. Recently interior paint. Only minutes drive to town or golf course.

436 MCLEAN ROAD | $265,000

3 bdrm plus den, 2 full baths home. Master w/full ensuite & W/I closet. Living rm features corner gas FP. Quality appliances, central air; bay windows. Open plan kitchen/dining w/ teak floors, wall pantry & a lrg dining rm. Spacious 1500 sqft home. Deck in back & fenced backyard. Storage sheds. Centrally located with great neighbours. Just minutes to the golf course!

Open concept. New kitchen island breakfast bar opening up to lrg dining. Covered patio for great outdoor enjoyment & entertaining. Massive backyard! I

Lots & Acreage

3732 GLENGROVE ROAD, | $119,000

Treed 9.88 acre on paved rd within fire protected area, water system. A gravel driveway to 2 building sites. Services to lot line.

Barriere Star Journal, April 24, 2014  
Barriere Star Journal, April 24, 2014  

April 24, 2014 edition of the Barriere Star Journal