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Art is emotional (Above) Lois Petty and artist Jean Chambers share a laugh during the opening night of the Ashcroft Art Club Fine Art Show & Sale. Nearly 200 pieces of art were displayed, created by 29 local artists. (Left) Celtic Spirit by Karla Cummins. The show ended earlier this week.

Ashcroft residents will be looking at another tax hike this year if the Villages 2014/15 budget is finalized the way it is currently written. On Monday night, Council gave its initial approval to the $5 million budget, which included a 3.5 per cent raise in residential taxes. One-fifth of the revenue will be collected through property taxes. The Village is also expecting $1.9 million in accumulated surplus, and is anticipating $850,000 in grants and $700,000 in user fees and charges. The rest of the budget revenue will be made up through parcel taxes, Reserves and other means. According to the town’s Five Year Financial Plan, $1.7 million will be spent under General Municipal, $110,062 for Fire Protection, $618,160 for Water Utility and $479,890 for Sewer Utility. “Property taxes form the greatest propotion of revenue,” wrote staff in a report that accompanied the budget. “As a revenue source... it offes a stable and reliable source of revenue for services that are difficult to fund on a user-pay basis.... such as general administration, fire protection, police services, bylaw enforcement and street lighting. “User fees and charges form the second largest portion of planned revenue.... Services where fees and charges can be easily administered include water and sewer usage, building permits, business licenses, and sale of services these are charged on a user pay basis.”

Truck hauling lumber loses load Traffic on Hwy 1 had to drive carefully around a scattered load of finished lumber on Monday night after a super B hit the ditch and flipped at the bottom of Oregon Jack Hill around 9:40 pm. The lumber blocked one of the westbound lanes, but the highway remained open. The 29 year old driver from Surrey was trasnported to Kamloops hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He told police that he was blinded by a set of oncoming headlights and lost sight of the road.

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Hydro pole on fire

Apr. 22 at 11:50 am a Walhachin resident called to report a power pole on fire near Central Ave. Police attended with BC Hydro employees who repaired the pole and transformer. Electiricy was off while this was taken care of.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CHANGE TO SUMMER HOURS PUBLIC WORKS Please be advised that Public Works Crews will switch to summer hours effective Monday, May 5, 2014. Hours of operation will be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please be sure to put your garbage out early on the collection days. Regular hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm will resume on Monday, September 29, 2014.

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Apr. 22 at 12:25 pm police received a complaint of a possibly impaired driver on Hwy 97 driving north. Clinton RCMP was notified and located the vehicle, which they stopped. The 59 year old Clinton driver, who was weaving in and out of lanes and driving at an inconsistent speed, showed no signs of impairment but medical issues were noted. She was given a verbal warning about her driving.

Credit card fraud

Apr. 22 at 1:01 pm an Ashcroft woman reported that her elderly mother had given out her credit card information over the telephone and there were now unauthorized expenses on her bill. The card was cancelled to prevent further uses.

he had been retested recently for his liWendy Coomber cense, Health Authority’s Tobache just co Enforcement office and laughed. A visual examinwere told that it is not illegal ation of his vehicle showed for underaged (14 in this that it could have been in case) employees to sell to- minor accidents recently. A bacco products. It is only il- letter was sent to the Motor legal for them to buy it. Vehicle branch suggesting that he be retested for his liAge old questions cense. Apr. 23 at 10:50 am a 32 year old Cache Creek man Missing backpack called the Detachment to ask Apr. 23 at 8:47 pm a 61 questions about a ticket he year old man of no fixed adreceived in 2008 for making dress called to advise poan illegal U-turn on Hwy 1 lice that he had lost his black which resulted in a collission backpack at the Husky the with a second vehicle. He previous week as a result of wanted to know whether the being arrested by police and driver of the second vehicle put in jail. He said the bag was using a cell phone at the contained his ID and legal time, and what speed she papers, etc. The man was not was driving at. He was told in possession of a backpack that the time limit to dispute when arrested, and nothing a traffic ticket is 30 days. had been turned in to staff. If one is found, it can be turned 4x4-ing in town in at the Detachment. Apr. 23 at 7:23 pm police received a complaint about Give your head a shake a 75 year old Cache Creek Apr. 25 at 11:32 am a 32 man who had been driving year old Kamloops man aterratically for some time, ac- tended the Detachment to cording to the complainant complain about an encoun- hitting poles, driving over ter he’d just had downtown. curbs, etc. Police spoke to He said he parked his van in the man who carried on eat- front of the fire station and ing his supper while he was got out. Not more than 45 advised of the complaints seconds later a man came up against him. When asked if to him and wrote down his

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license plate number while commenting: “give your head a shake” and “happens all the time”. He also put both hands in his pocket, which the man found very threatening as he might have been reaching for a gun. The man was advised that nothing in the encounter could have been perceived as a threat that they could act on.

Impaired driver

Apr. 27 at 2:17 pm an officer on patrol was flagged down by a pedestrian who informed him that a nearby brown pickup had a possibly impaired driver. The officer located and followed the pickup for several blocks, noting a lack of turn signals, and an illegal parking. The officer approached the 70 year old driver as he was exiting the truck. He showed signs of intoxication and said he’d had two glasses of wine with his lunch. He Failed a roadside sobriety test and was issued a 90 day driving suspension. His pickup was impounded for 30 days.

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WTE power value disputed Surrey North Delta Leader Critics say Metro Vancouver’s updated business case to build a new waste incinerator depends on BC Hydro paying an artificially high price for its electricity by declaring garbage to be a green power source. The business case shows Metro has estimated the potential price BC Hydro will pay for the new plant’s electricity at $100 per megawatt-hour, which regional district officials say is in line with Hydro’s cost of generating new power with its planned Site C dam. But Belkorp Environmental, which operates the Cache Creek Landfill, says the estimate amounts to a huge public subsidy of Metro’s incineration plan. BC Hydro is asking regulators to approve a renewed power purchase agreement with Metro’s existing Burnaby incinerator that would pay $43 per megawatt-hour to operator Covanta Energy. Hydro’s submission indicates the market price of B.C. power exported to the U.S. is $24 per megawatt hour. Belkorp vice-president Russ Black says that’s the price Metro would have to accept for the new incinerator if its electricity isn’t counted as clean or renewable, as Hydro can buy only green power under provincial law. He said that means Metro has pencilled in electricity prices that are four times too high in determining a new incinerator is viable and would cost less in life cycle costs compared to using a B.C. landfill. “The only justification for the incinerator today is if BC Hydro rate payers subsidize it to the tune of $200 to $300 million,” Black said, referring to the difference in prices over the plant’s life. Belkorp has challenged the proposed $43 price for the existing incinerator, arguing before the B.C. Utilities Commission that Hydro should pay only $24. Port Moody Coun. Rick Glumac said he doesn’t see how a new Metro incinerator can count as green energy or how the region can expect $100 per megawatt-hour. “I don’t think you can consider waste-to-energy to be clean energy by any stretch of the imagination because more than half of the energy derived from there is from the burning of plastics,” said Glumac, who voted Monday with Coquitlam Coun. Neal Nicholson against accepting the revised business plan. Eight other Metro directors voted to accept it. Metro solid waste manager Paul Henderson said he’s confident $100 is “an absolutely reasonable” price based on Hydro’s investments in its own projects and because Metro would take on project risk. He said the power price for the

existing incinerator reflects the fact it’s an old plant that’s fully paid off – any new capacity would come at a much higher price to reflect the actual cost of generating new power. Metro has just begun negotiations with BC Hydro on power pricing for a new waste-to-energy plant. Henderson also noted the business case didn’t quantify the potential to sell energy into a district heating system, potentially at better value than electricity, because that depends on which site is selected. The updated business case, completed by consultants CDM Smith, concludes a new incinerator is “cost-effective” with costs marginally lower than landfilling at a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year, and significantly lower if the new plant is 370,000 tonnes per year. Metro estimates it needs the larger burner if it can’t get beyond a 70 per cent recycling rate, up from 58 per cent now. It estimates it would need to burn 250,000 tonnes of garbage if the diversion rate reaches 80 per cent and there’s no net increase in garbage generated. Henderson called the targets “very aggressive.” The capital costs are estimated at $424 to $517 million in 2018 dollars, depending on the size of the plant. Glumac and others on Metro’s zero waste committee were critical the business case didn’t consider the potential for highly automated mixed-waste material recovery plants to pull more recyclables from garbage before it’s incinerated. Some waste-to-energy opponents say such plants could make a new incinerator redundant. Belkorp has proposed to build one in Coquitlam. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said the justification for a new incinerator is solid. Others said Metro could – if recycling in the future proves better than expected – scale down the use of the older less efficient incinerator. Metro directors would not openly discuss the BC Hydro price point at which a new incinerator is no longer viable. Debate related to that continued behind closed doors. Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer said another question mark hanging over the project is whether the province will eventually charge B.C.’s carbon tax on wasteto-energy emissions. According to the business case, Metro waste could be sent to a B.C. landfill for $65 to $75 per tonne, or by rail to a U.S. landfill for $55 per tonne. See WTE on p. 7

Curling season ends with raffle draw

The Ashcroft Curling Club had a tough season with only one or two funspiels but the club is hoping to build its membership next year and with that in mind – if you are looking for a reasonably priced sport to take part in next winter, please consider curling. Sally Jean Hemminger won the $1,000 first prize in the Money Raffle. Second prize ($500) Bernice Debert; Third prize ($250) Cheryl Milward. Thanks to all who bought tickets. (Above): George Anderson, Anita Mazurkewich and Sally Jean Hemminger.

Local market opens in Spences Bridge Spences Bridge is em- are interested in signing up for on. Folks are encouraged to barking on a new endeavor; a a Sunday. visit these businesses and they Farmer’s / Flea Market is comAnyone wishing to rent a will receive a 10 per cent dising to town! table (only $5!) or if you re- count on their lunch or peachThe Spences Bridge Com- quire any other information es or whatever the case may be munity Club (SBCC) has please call 458- 2489. (Sundays only). taken on hosting this excitWhile planning the marThe SBCC would like to ing new opportunity for the ket idea the SBCC was very thank the following for the town and surrounding area. concerned about taking busi- support for our start-up costs: The very first market will be ness away from the local busi- Bridging to Literacy, Gold held on May 4 at Clemes Hall nesses. It was this thinking that Country, TNRD, and Cook’s on Hwy 8, from 10 am – 2 pm, came up with a Sunday Loop Ferry – we couldn’t have done and every Sunday afterwards. idea. The club has been work- it without you! There will be a wide variety ing with all of the surrounding So take the Sunday drive to of things to shop for – from businesses and has developed Spences Bridge and join us for quilts to coffee! The following a brochure with a map adver- the fun and support LOCAL is a sample of what to expect; tising all the local fruit stands, crafters and growers! fine handmade soaps, quilts, thrift store, restaurants, and so Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan pottery, jewelry, beaded arts, lavender products, plants, seeds, moccasins, drums, paintings, glass mosaic art, woodworking, clothing, body products, garden art. Second Hand items from household to fine collectables Culinary Delights - seasonal fresh produce, certified home canning, jellies, pies, cakes, teas, herbals blends. We expect new arrivals every week, always something different. And of course there will be a concession selling snacks. The committee is extending an invitation to local musicians After finishing an afternoon game, tennis players John to take to the stage and Farmer and Andy Kormendy visited Second Time Around serenade the vendors to pick up a generous donation to The Ashcroft and District and shoppers. The op- Tennis Association which will cover costs to run school tennis portunity is there for programs at Ashcroft Secondary, Ashcroft Elementary and selling cds and putting out a donation jar Cache Creek Elementary with tennis Pro, George Lea. Junior or hat. Please call the lessons and Adult lessons for all skill levels begin May 13. number below if you Call 250-453-9391 for more details.

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Risks that aren’t worth taking It appears in the news all the time. Experts constantly offer reassurance that the risks are “mininal”. And those who say there are no risks, or who are not saying anything, are lying. Are we willing to accept a minimal risk when the cost is human life or the destruction of our planet? As humans, we can’t know the future. We can’t predict with perfect accuracy what impact our actions will have. But we can make an educated guess based on past experience and what we know. To be fair, much of what we do during our daily lives carries risk: driving our cars, crossing the street, sitting at our desks. We generally don’t spend much time thinking about that. And then there are things that carry higher risks, that are sanctioned by our government, such as the transportation of dangerous goods through our communities by rail and highway; pipelines and oil tankers carrying fuel overland and by sea. What does minimal risk mean? It means that we can expect the worst possible scenario to happen once, maybe twice. Hopefully no more than that, but perhaps. And if we’re lucky, we won’t be the ones standing around at close range when disaster strikes. We accept these, because right now the alternative is uncomfortable to many of us - a lack, or reduction, of the goods and services that these risky ventures provide us with. And when we say “It’s worth the risk,” we’re betting that we won’t be the ones being directly involved in the disaster. That’s hardly fair to those who are. In order to eliminate the risk, we need to come up either with foolproof transportation systems - which, given the variables of weather, wildlife, other vehicles on the road, etc. - is impossible; or we need to do without and/or come up with local alternatives to high risk cargo. “Pie in the sky,” you’re muttering by now. But, you know, if no one says anything, it won’t happen. Change doesn’t come easily. Quite often it requires a lot of angry yelling, uncomfortable action and catchy sign-waving before things get better. And that is worth the risk.

SASKATOON BUSHES along the Thompson are full of fragrant blossoms

Kitimat refinery the bitumen solution This is the second of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest threat to the BC environment in our lifetime. The Alberta oil industry’s Northern Gateway plan is to export bitumen to Asia via tankers from the BC coast. 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. My first column last week discussed the light oil spill by the Exxon Valdez and the terrible toll it took on the Alaskan habitat and fishery. It also gave proof that a bitumen spill would be far worse. A bitumen spill would be almost completely unrecoverable because it would sink and stay on the bottom of our seabed. The solution that is best for Canada is to build a refinery in Kitimat. I am promoting and backing this solution. It will convert the bitumen to very light fuels that would float and evaporate if ever spilled. There are other enormous benefits: - There will be a major reduction in greenhouse gases. We will use new cutting-edge Canadian technology in our refinery. It will be so clean that in combination with oilsands extraction there will be less CO2 than in the huge conventional oilfields and refineries of Iraq and Nigeria. In other words the Kitimat refinery will neutralize the extra greenhouse gases generated in Canada’s oilsands. This refinery will be built in Asia if not in Kitimat, and if so it will emit double the CO2 of our new design. This is the reason that Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party is in favour of a

Canadian refinery. - An Asian refinery will also generate 100 train cars a day of very dirty coke (much fouler than BC coal) which will be subsequently burnt in the atmosphere to create power. The Kitimat refinery will not result in the production of any coke. As we all live on one planet, it is far better for the global environment to build this refinery in Canada. - Construction of the refinery will

Refinery needs to be in Fort McMurray Dear Editor I found David Black’s opinion editorial on the eventual destruction of the North Pacific most interesting and timely, considering the Federal Conservative Government’s commitment on making a decision on the Northern Gateway Pipeline in June of this year. The idea of building a refinery in Prince Rupert has already been proposed by BC Greenparty MLA Andrew Weaver. At the same time the Honorable MLA knows this is still a tragic consequence, and does nothing to answer the real problem of global warming and environmental destruction. Opting for the lesser of two evils, Dr. Weaver is hoping the powers that be, see that the enormity of the investment in-

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create 6,000 jobs in BC for five years. Operations at the refinery will result in more permanent jobs than any project has ever created in BC with approximately 3,000 direct jobs. These will be highly paid permanent jobs. These jobs will be available for the life of the refinery which should be in excess of 50 years. In addition there will be thousands of other jobs created in spinoff

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volved and the public disdain for pipelining and tankering bitumen will deter them from increasing oil sands production altogether. Personally, and with all due respect, I think the answer lies in Fort McMurray itself. Why not build the Refinery right there, then the bitumen never leaves the tar sands. This would also increase the safety of our Rivers and pristine wilderness. Fort McMurray could then become the distribution and recycling return center. They could then build pipelines for distributing refined product, far safer and many times more lucrative. The money you save not building pipelines for bitumen and the cost of not having to tanker oil back and forth across the ocean, could be used towards refinery construction, which would be around $7 billion. Art Green Hope Subscribe to The Journal 1 Year Subscription: $44.10 (GST included) Senior Rate: $37.80 (GST included) Out of area subscriptions pay a $17.85 mailing surcharge The Journal is a politically independent community newspaper. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction is expressly prohibited by the rights holder. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.


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Changing residences and praying for family Good Friday Ghost Town

Driving down Railway on Good Friday presented an image that has left itself so often in peoples’ minds about Ashcroft. Not a soul around for seven blocks. Not a vehicle. Not even a cat or a dog. No railroad workers. Even their yellow work cages parked in a neat row along the spur track. It was only when I reached Safety Mart that life renewed itself. Every parking slot filled. People spilled out of exits loaded with groceries. But how often have you heard comments like, “You could fire a canon down Railway without hitting anything,” or, “All I saw was a tumbleweed rolling down the avenue.” But I heard that the pews at St. Alban’s were filled that morning.

Temporary Foreign Workers

Has become a big issue. The issue isn’t as straightforward as it seems. There’s a number of reasons why foreign workers are being used. There are jobs out there that Canadians don’t want. Jobs that require shift work, working on weekends, working long hours under a hot sun, back breaking toil, bending, lifting, chopping, pruning, - the list goes on and on. We know in this area, that seasonal Mexican and East Indian workers are absolutely essential to production on our farms, in our nurseries. Some of the MacDonalds’ franchises have been accused of firing long established workers in order to hire foreign workers. But I know from personal experience years ago, when the mine shut down in Highland Valley, when a few of us went out to the produce fields at Basque, glad of the work to tide us over. And while we were pruning grapevines, were told that the younger people who could have made some money doing the work, didn’t want it. No, the issue isn’t a cut and dried one. We never know what the ‘Fates’ will bring us from one day to the other. When Sherman and I moved to Mesa Vista Court in Ashcroft, we intended to remain for a few years at least. But health issues intervened. Sherman is in care in Kelowna. And I am here, and find I can no longer maintain our dwelling as I would wish it to be maintained. Minus weed infestation, gardening. But the increasing costs of utilities poses another challenge. Telephone rates have increased substantially, for example, as well as natural gas. I sat down and pondered. What to do? Last winter, I went to the Thomp-

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Esther Darlington MacDonald son View Manor, and Reneeta gave me a tour. The suite was attractive. I asked to be considered a future tenant. On June 1, I will move into my new home. There’s a nice little patio for my table and chairs. And a great view to gaze at over my morning coffee. I am looking forward to beginning a new chapter. I’ll still have the internet that connects me with The Journal, and my families in Maui and Surrey. Life is good. “As your faith is, so shall your powers and blessings be.” I keep that in mind.

Elan

She’s got it. She’s had it for years. I will never forget her sweeping into the Ashcroft Community Hall on voting day in a 1980’s federal election. Straight out of Vanity Fair. Long coat, thick hair framing a face full of ‘elan’; that quality in any one that stands out like a beacon. I am referring to Marnie Adamski. Back from their stay in Mexico, Marnie stopped for a chat from her vehicle, still remarkably handsome, still doing. As Barb Gyoba and I worked in the garden. Actually, Barb was doing all the work, though I did spade up some knapweed, that weed that has overtaken the environs for miles around Ashcroft. I’ll miss gardening. I know I will. I find it as creative

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A family emergency

Nothing stops you in your tracks, so to speak, than a family emergency. My beloved grand daughter, Nalani, 33, who lives in Maui, gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter three weeks ago. Sophia Grace’s face appeared on the computer with her mom and family around them. But the birth was very difficult. An infection developed. Nalani’s life hung in the balance. Prayers were said from Ashcroft and Bellingham, Washington, to Haifa, Israel. What else could we do. but pray? My daughter was with Nalani day in and day out. Nalani’s husband Randal looked after the three children, aged 5, 1, and the newborn, Sophia. Randal is a very good dad. Grandmas helped too. And other relatives. Nalani is at home now, but under a nurse’s care three days a week. She is recovering, but the progress is steady and slow. Another operation is scheduled for July or August. “Keep praying,” Nadine e-mails. I give See CAKEWALK on p. 10

PUBLIC NOTICE Application for Special Occasion Licence The Ashcroft Rodeo Association has applied for a Liquor Control and Licensing Application Exemption to their Special Occasion License. This exemption is to allow them to serve hard liquor at the Ashcroft Rodeo Dance which will be held at the Drylands Arena on June 14th, 2014. Council for the Village of Ashcroft invites the public to provide written comments on this application. Comments must be received by noon on Monday, May 6, 2014 as the item will be on the May 12th Regular Meeting Agenda for consideration. The complete application is available for inspection at the Village Office, 601 Bancroft Street during regular office hours or on our website at www.ashcroftbc.ca. Comments may be forwarded to: Village of Ashcroft, PO Box 129, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 or via email to admin@ashcroftbc.ca.

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TOWN HALL MEETING MAY 5, 2014 All members of the public are invited to join Council and staff at a Town Hall Meeting to review the Village’s proposed five year financial plan. Monday, May 5th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Ashcroft Village Office, Council Chambers. Comments are welcome at this time. This notice is issued pursuant to Section 166 of the Community Charter.

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Communities in Bloom invites everyone to join them to celebrate the new street banners along with the artists who painted them. Come and celebrate with cake and refreshments on May 3 at 10 am at Heritage Place Park in Ashcroft.

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Hand bell concert at Cache Creek Pentecostal

Coming up on Sunday, May 4 is a Spring Concert from the Desert Bells Handbell Choir. They will be performing in the Cache Creek Pentecostal Church on Stage Rd. They don’t play

often, so come out enjoy their music in the great acoustical setting of the church. Concert starts at 3 pm and is by donation.

Community Volunteer Groups The Royal Canadian Legion #113

301 Brink St., Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 Phone: 250-453-2423 Fax # 250-453-9625

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society

601 Bancroft St. Box 603, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 250-453-9656

Ashcroft and District Fall Fair Contact Person: Janna 250-457-6614 Contact Person: Jessica 250-457-7128

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St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall, 501 Brink Street Tel: 250-453-9909 or 250-453-2053 - All Welcome

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ashcroft/Cache Creek Volunteer Chapter Phone 250-374-8307

Ashcroft and Masonic Lodge Zarthan Lodge No#105 Contact Person: Fred Dewick

Phone 250-453-2415

Ashcroft & District Tennis Association Contact Person: Maria Russell Martin Phone 250-453-9391

Ashcroft & District Lions Club

Contact Person: Lion Vivian Phone 250-453-9077

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Assc.

601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9762

The Ashcroft & District Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store

601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9944

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Sage & Sand Pony Club

District Commissioner: Marcie Down mleedown@yahoo.ca.

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Rotary Club

Contact Person: Karin Magnuson Phone 250-457-6629

Desert Spokes Cycle Society Phone 250-457-9348

Ashcroft Curling Club Phone 250-453-2341 Ashcroft & District Rodeo Association Phone: 250-457-9390

Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department Phone 250-453-2233

Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department Phone 250-457-9967

South Cariboo Sportsmen Assc. #3366 Attn: Marian Pitt, Box 341, Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0

Soccer Association Contact: Tom Watson

Phone 250-457-7178

Minor Hockey Association

Contact: Lewis Kinvig Phone 457-7489 or 299-3229 lewis.kinvig@rona.ca or lewiskinvig@hotmail.com

Historic Hat Creek Ranch Contact: Jack Jeyes

Phone 250-453-2259

Kinsmen Club of South Cariboo Contact Person: Dave 250-453-9062

Contact Person: Lt. (N) Curran 250-319-3461 Alexine Johannsson 250-453-2661 email: darrin.curran@cadets.gc.ca

Cache Creek Recreation Society

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom

Bridging to Literacy

Contact Persons: Andrea Walker 250-453-9402 or Marijke Stott 250-453-0050

Taoist Tai Chi Contact Person: Danita Howard Phone 250-453-9907 e-mail: dangre@telus.net Ashcroft Hospice Program Shirley 250-453-9202

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society Contact Person: Nadine 450.453.9100

Canadian Red Cross - Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) Ashcroft Hospital - 250-453-2244

Contact Person: Jackie

Phone 250-457-9122

Contact Person: Ann Belcham 250-453-9417

The “Purpose of Sunday” Car Club President: Tom Lowe 240-457-6564

SCI Thompson River, B.C. Chapter Ken Brown - Phone: 250-453-9415

Ashcroft Yoga Group

Call Marijke - Phone: 250-453-0050

Second Time Around

201 Railway Ave., Ashcroft BC Anne Bonter 250-457-9781

Desert Bells Handbell Choir

Cache Creek Communities in Bloom Committee Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

Sage Sound Singers Adult Community

BC Lung Association Carolyn Chorneychuk, Director 250-453-9683 Email:carelee67@gmail.com

Ashcroft Royal Purple Phone 250-457-9122

Lillooet Soup’s On St. Andrew’s United / St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 577 Main St., Mondays 12:00 pm - Oct. to May. 250-256-7037 - all welcome

Cache Creek Beautification Society

Ashcroft Cache Creek Better at Home

Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

Choir Michelle Reid 250-457-9676

(and Farmers Market) Judy Davison 250-457-6693

405 Railway Ave. 250-453-9911 - Sandy

Sandy Scofield shares stories and songs May 9

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society presents the final Dessert Concert on Friday, May 9 at St Albans Hall in downtown Ashcroft. Tickets are now available at The Ashcroft Bakery, Natures Gifts and at The Jade Shoppe in Cache Creek. Closing out the Dessert Concert Season will be First Nations Artist, Sandy Scofield, a multi-award winning composer, musician and singer. The night will see Sandy alongside an amazing guitarist from Vancouver Stephen Nikleva. Stephen has been teaching guitar on and off most of his life when he hasn’t been touring the world with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Ray Condo, Mae Moore, Veda Hille and many others. He is world famous for his guitar styling’s, he also plays and teaches bass and mandolin. Sandy is a great story teller and sees her music as a pathway for raising awareness and celebrating culture. She actually came to Aboriginal music later in life, embracing her heritage through song. Sandy has always been a musician. Leader of the all female Cree band of singers, Isk-

wew, Sandy started making music before she can even remember and has played and sung in many bands over the years. From Cajun to rock, classical, and jazz, the foundation she had before coming into Cree Aboriginal music incorporated a wide variety of sounds and instruments. She plays piano and guitar in addition to being a singer. A Métis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, she hails from four generations of fiddlers, singers and musicians. Over the years, she has mentored innumerable First Nations singers and songwriters in rudimentary music theory, vocal techniques, song writing craft and music-industry protocol. She has toured to festivals on four continents, and in 2011, performed at the International Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo making this the fifth continent where she has performed. She has composed for dance, film, television and theatre, with the Aboriginal Welcoming Song for the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, the highlight to date. It’s evening performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now available at; Natures Gifts, the Ashcroft Bakery and the Jade Shoppe in Cache Creek or call (250) 453 9100 to reserve your advance tickets. If you would like to Volunteer for the production - please give them a call. For a few hours work, WRAPS offers a half price ticket.

Music In The Park starts June 11

The WRAP Society is also working hard on this year’s line up for Music In The Park. This is a series of live outdoor concerts held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening during the warm Ashcroft summer months. Staged in the gazebo in the beautiful and unique Ashcroft Heritage Park on Railway Ave. you can enjoy the finest in live musical entertainment of a wide and diverse choice of genres - pop and rock, country and western, folk, jazz and even reggae and world music! From single acts and duos to entire bands, you will see and hear musicians from all over British Columbia and Western Canada as well as spotlighting our own awesomely talented home-grown talent. Bring your family and friends, a comfy lawn chair and a blanket and prepare to enjoy The Ashcroft & District Lions Club, wonderful live music is sponsoring in a relaxed, family friendly venue. SKIPʻS RUN ALONG THE RIVER The dates this “RUN, WALK OR ROLL” All ages welcome year - all Wednesday Nights - will be; June June 1st, 2014 11, 25, July 9, 23, Aug Registration 7am, Run starts at 9am 13 and 27. Admission Heritage Park, Blue Truck is free, but pass-thePre-Registration May 31st hat donations are enat Better at Home, 405 Railway Ave. 2-6pm couraged. Stay tuned WE NEED YOUR PLEDGES!!! to this site and look for Nick 453-2664 or Vivian 453-9077 for pledge sheets posters around town Proceeds to ASS Bursary, Food Bank & Christmas for more information Hampers and local needs. coming soon!

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The Journal Thursday, May 1, 2014

COMMUNITY

Long time community members sadly missed Farewells

Family and friends gathered on Saturday, April 26 to say good bye to Bob Nystrom who passed away Nov. 8, 2013. Memories were shared as friends and former coworkers talked about Bob’s cheerfulness, his willingness to help others and his love of family, fishing and hunting. On Saturday, May 3 another farewell, this time for long time Clinton resident Bud Cade will be held in the Clinton Memorial Hall beginning at 1 p.m.

Clinton’s Volunteer Appreciation

Are you a member of a volunteer organization, do you volunteer in the community or did you participate in the 150/50 celebrations in Clinton last year? If so you are invited to attend a volunteer appreciation and 150/50 wrap-up get together. The idea is to celebrate the success of the 150/50 celebration and all the many volunteers who continue to be part of the great community that is Clinton. There will be refreshments served and door prizes to be won. It all happens on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall. For more information contact Diana Geurin at (250) 4597756.

Funky Flowerpot Challenge

The District of

Overpriced? But Metro didn’t use the $55 figure in its comparison because it never consulted the public on the potential for longterm shipments of waste to the U.S., and therefore can’t technically pursue that option under its solid waste plan. The business case estimates a new incinerator’s operating costs at $76 to $81 per tonne, while electricity sales would bring in $76 per tonne. WTE from p. 3

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pot. If it can hold potting soil but has some drainage it can be planted. Use your imagination. The businesses are being challenged to plant something that represents their business. Make it a feature! The visitors will love it and residents will get a greater sense of pride in their community. Deadline for entries is July 12. So come on Clinton, let’s put some FUN into the FUNKY Flowerpot Contest and show Lillooet how it’s done!

Lillooet has adopted Clinton’s Funky Flowerpot Contest and then challenged Clinton to have more Funky Flowerpots throughout the community than them. This is a friendly contest between the gardeners and businesses of Lillooet and Clinton. Let’s get some spirited rivalry going and get FUNKY! The idea is to plant something Clinton Lions Club Treasurer, Jim Thompson, presented that is not nor- Clinton & District Agricultural Association Secretary, Evelyn mally thought Bell, a cheque for $250 towards a youth event at the Clinton (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX of as a flower- May Ball Rodeo.

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Mother’s Day Specials BREAKFAST SPECIALS - 7am to 2pm

CREPES - 2 crepes w/fruit mix filling, chocolate sauce or Coulis sauce. .. $895 EGGS BLACKSTONE - Hollandaise sauce, bacon, tomato served on an English muffin, with hash browns ....................................................... $1150

LUNCH SPECIAL - 11am to 2pm

Mothers will receive a flower

CHICKEN GYRO served with Greek salad....................................................$1295

DINNER SPECIAL - 4am to 9pm

PRIME RIB (10 oz. Rib eye) served with baked or mashed potato, veggies, Yorkshire pudding & garlic bread, plus apple crumble dessert .............................. $2495

250-457-9330

Trans-Canada Hwy., Cache Creek

Open 7am - 9pm

Mother’s Day

FRI. MAY 9th Enjoy our Mother’s Day Specials

Give Mom the gift of green

Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special -- especially for their eco-conscious moms -- there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these “green” gifts. * Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, all-natural compost, and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. Finish the gift with the inclusion of a book that describes different garden designs and gives tips for beginners. * Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for

~ Prime Rib Dinner ~ ~or Italian Breast of Chicken~ Starter salad, seasonal vegetables and scalloped potatoes.

Reservations Recommended

250-457-0301

211 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

15th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Cache Creek (AZ5), BC 50 Miles West of Kamloops - 1 1/2 hours from Chilliwack

*** Everyone Welcome *** For more information contact Andy Anderson - 250-453-2281 or 250-457-7333

a meal on her special day. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve foods made with local, organic ingredients. If you cannot find such a restaurant, do not worry, just choose a local establishment to conserve fuel. * Pay for a car tune-up. Improving the gas mileage on Mom’s car is one gift that can be environmentally friendly. According to the United States Department of Energy, keeping a car in shape can help save money and improve fuel economy. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve Mom’s gas mileage by as much as 40 percent. Also, be sure to have her car tires properly inflated. She can be losing gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in all four tires. Getting an oil change with the recommended grade of motor oil is another gas mileage improvement measure. * Purchase eco-friendly kitchen items. It may be a major faux pas to give Mom an appliance or a new vacuum for Mother’s Day. However, if your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materials. If Mom is the consummate entertainer, get her new glass tumblers and sipping straws made from recycled glass. They are perfect for serving cocktails and outdoor entertaining. * Pamper mom with organic products. What mom doesn’t enjoy a little pampering from time to time? You can treat your mother to a spa experience at home by assembling a basket full of organic shampoo, conditioner, massage oils, bath salts, and any other organic spa items you can find. * Spend the day outdoors. Most moms cherish any gift from their children, whether lavish or simple. A nice, eco-friendly gift is to spend time together. Research local parks or hiking trails and plan a day where you both commune with nature. Plan to finish the day with a homemade, picnic lunch.

Easy cheesecake tartlets for Mother’s Day Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 9 servings Ingredients: 9 miniature graham cracker tartlet shells 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1/3 cup lemon juice

Preparation: Place graham cracker tartlet shells on a cookie sheet and set aside. In medium bowl, beat the two packages of cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating until smooth. Add the lemon juice and beat until combined. Mixture will thicken. If it doesn’t seem thick enough, add a tablespoon more lemon juice at a time until it’s the consistency of soft pudding. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the tartlet shells. Chill for 1-2 hours until set. Garnish with fresh berries.

LIONS

Sunday, May 11th (Mother’s Day) 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

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Mother’s Day

Come in and say HI to the NEW OWNERS of the Heartland.

Reservations Recommended

Thursday, May 1, 2014 The Journal

Annual

MOTHER’S DAY

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 11, 2014 At the Campbell Hill Airport Breakfast from 8:30 am to 12 noon

JOIN US! Everyone welcome!

M O M

CELEBRATE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

BBQ Pork Ribs & BBQ Chicken served with

Baked potato and wild asparagus plus Beans Roasted Rite coffee and a delicious fresh seasonal fruit dessert $14.95 LIVE DINNER MUSIC LICENSED

Spences Bridge B.C. Just off Hwy. 1 • 250- 458-2256

Treat

Mom to

Strawberry Shortcake $

895

includes

DINNER SPECIAL BBQ Pork Ribs,

Sunday May 11 Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse Restaurant

Two Days to Celebrate Mothers!

Special Dinner Feature • May 11 - 12

Grilled Sockeye Salmon

with saffron rice or potatoes, sauteed vegetables, tea or coffee

Coffee or Tea

$

19.75

250-453-9983 Reservations Recommended Full menu plus special available 11 am til closing

baked potato, vegetables, shrimp, & strawberry shortcake

$

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1695

“Call for reservations” 250-457-9999

Anie’s Pizza & Bakery 1206 Cariboo Hwy., Cache Creek, B.C.

Happy Mother’s Day at

Desert Hills Ranch

Mother’s Day AT THE

Roadhouse CAFE!

Bring mom in for breakfast or treat her to a special dinner

Sat. - Sun. May 10th & 11th

Every mother receives a free flower!

mom

Get a fresh cut bouquet or a beautiful hanging basket, and treat her to delicious

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU.....$1400

Strawberry Cheesecake $495

Roadhouse

Desert Hills Ranch

served with starter, potatoes or rice, veggies, and dessert

OPEN 7:00 am8:00 pm Trans-Canada Hwy., Savona

Call to order your cake

Enjoy great deals, amazing Mother's Day specials, and a great day out at For more information please visit our website at www.deserthillsranch.com or phone us at 1-250-453-9878 Ashcroft, B.C.

RESTAURANT

Cache Creek Dairy Queen

250-457-9924


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Mother’s Day Specials BREAKFAST SPECIALS - 7am to 2pm

CREPES - 2 crepes w/fruit mix filling, chocolate sauce or Coulis sauce. .. $895 EGGS BLACKSTONE - Hollandaise sauce, bacon, tomato served on an English muffin, with hash browns ....................................................... $1150

LUNCH SPECIAL - 11am to 2pm

Mothers will receive a flower

CHICKEN GYRO served with Greek salad....................................................$1295

DINNER SPECIAL - 4am to 9pm

PRIME RIB (10 oz. Rib eye) served with baked or mashed potato, veggies, Yorkshire pudding & garlic bread, plus apple crumble dessert .............................. $2495

250-457-9330

Trans-Canada Hwy., Cache Creek

Open 7am - 9pm

Mother’s Day

FRI. MAY 9th Enjoy our Mother’s Day Specials

Give Mom the gift of green

Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special -- especially for their eco-conscious moms -- there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these “green” gifts. * Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, all-natural compost, and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. Finish the gift with the inclusion of a book that describes different garden designs and gives tips for beginners. * Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for

~ Prime Rib Dinner ~ ~or Italian Breast of Chicken~ Starter salad, seasonal vegetables and scalloped potatoes.

Reservations Recommended

250-457-0301

211 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

15th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Cache Creek (AZ5), BC 50 Miles West of Kamloops - 1 1/2 hours from Chilliwack

*** Everyone Welcome *** For more information contact Andy Anderson - 250-453-2281 or 250-457-7333

a meal on her special day. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve foods made with local, organic ingredients. If you cannot find such a restaurant, do not worry, just choose a local establishment to conserve fuel. * Pay for a car tune-up. Improving the gas mileage on Mom’s car is one gift that can be environmentally friendly. According to the United States Department of Energy, keeping a car in shape can help save money and improve fuel economy. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve Mom’s gas mileage by as much as 40 percent. Also, be sure to have her car tires properly inflated. She can be losing gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in all four tires. Getting an oil change with the recommended grade of motor oil is another gas mileage improvement measure. * Purchase eco-friendly kitchen items. It may be a major faux pas to give Mom an appliance or a new vacuum for Mother’s Day. However, if your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materials. If Mom is the consummate entertainer, get her new glass tumblers and sipping straws made from recycled glass. They are perfect for serving cocktails and outdoor entertaining. * Pamper mom with organic products. What mom doesn’t enjoy a little pampering from time to time? You can treat your mother to a spa experience at home by assembling a basket full of organic shampoo, conditioner, massage oils, bath salts, and any other organic spa items you can find. * Spend the day outdoors. Most moms cherish any gift from their children, whether lavish or simple. A nice, eco-friendly gift is to spend time together. Research local parks or hiking trails and plan a day where you both commune with nature. Plan to finish the day with a homemade, picnic lunch.

Easy cheesecake tartlets for Mother’s Day Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 9 servings Ingredients: 9 miniature graham cracker tartlet shells 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1/3 cup lemon juice

Preparation: Place graham cracker tartlet shells on a cookie sheet and set aside. In medium bowl, beat the two packages of cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating until smooth. Add the lemon juice and beat until combined. Mixture will thicken. If it doesn’t seem thick enough, add a tablespoon more lemon juice at a time until it’s the consistency of soft pudding. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the tartlet shells. Chill for 1-2 hours until set. Garnish with fresh berries.

LIONS

Sunday, May 11th (Mother’s Day) 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

The Journal Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother’s Day

Come in and say HI to the NEW OWNERS of the Heartland.

Reservations Recommended

Thursday, May 1, 2014 The Journal

Annual

MOTHER’S DAY

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 11, 2014 At the Campbell Hill Airport Breakfast from 8:30 am to 12 noon

JOIN US! Everyone welcome!

M O M

CELEBRATE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

BBQ Pork Ribs & BBQ Chicken served with

Baked potato and wild asparagus plus Beans Roasted Rite coffee and a delicious fresh seasonal fruit dessert $14.95 LIVE DINNER MUSIC LICENSED

Spences Bridge B.C. Just off Hwy. 1 • 250- 458-2256

Treat

Mom to

Strawberry Shortcake $

895

includes

DINNER SPECIAL BBQ Pork Ribs,

Sunday May 11 Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse Restaurant

Two Days to Celebrate Mothers!

Special Dinner Feature • May 11 - 12

Grilled Sockeye Salmon

with saffron rice or potatoes, sauteed vegetables, tea or coffee

Coffee or Tea

$

19.75

250-453-9983 Reservations Recommended Full menu plus special available 11 am til closing

baked potato, vegetables, shrimp, & strawberry shortcake

$

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Celebrating 152 Years 1862-2014

1695

“Call for reservations” 250-457-9999

Anie’s Pizza & Bakery 1206 Cariboo Hwy., Cache Creek, B.C.

Happy Mother’s Day at

Desert Hills Ranch

Mother’s Day AT THE

Roadhouse CAFE!

Bring mom in for breakfast or treat her to a special dinner

Sat. - Sun. May 10th & 11th

Every mother receives a free flower!

mom

Get a fresh cut bouquet or a beautiful hanging basket, and treat her to delicious

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU.....$1400

Strawberry Cheesecake $495

Roadhouse

Desert Hills Ranch

served with starter, potatoes or rice, veggies, and dessert

OPEN 7:00 am8:00 pm Trans-Canada Hwy., Savona

Call to order your cake

Enjoy great deals, amazing Mother's Day specials, and a great day out at For more information please visit our website at www.deserthillsranch.com or phone us at 1-250-453-9878 Ashcroft, B.C.

RESTAURANT

Cache Creek Dairy Queen

250-457-9924


Call Terry at 250-453-2261 for the best advertising in town or email her at sales@accjournal.ca

Restaurants, rail cars and selling off artwork thanks to my church family for their prayers. They are more appreciated than you can imagine. One other item of interest, in the face of the American reluctance to have socialized medicine... Nalani’s care would have cost $200,000, had they not had medical and hospital insurance! Cakewalk from p. 5

Foster Families Needed Help abandoned, neglected & abused animals! Bond Lake Road Hwy 20

392-2179

THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF SAVONA Television Rebroadcasting Service The Savona Community Association has notified the Thompson-Nicola Regional District that it will NOT be renewing the community television rebroadcasting license which is due to expire August, 2014. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s annual grant-inaid to support this community service will end with the expiration of this license. If you have any questions regarding the termination of this service, please contact: Savona Community Association Cara McKelvey, President at 250-373-2554 Jennifer Coburn, Treasurer at 250-373-0081 R. ELLIOTT Director, Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country) April 2014

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A bit about our Asian history

I was told by the operator of the restaurant at the River Inn, that he and his wife will be operating The Diner in Ashcroft. A friend and I went for lunch to the hotel recently. That is good news indeed! Remember Parkie? Parkie’s operated for many years where the Central Cafe is today. Parkie’s breakfasts, lunches, and Chinese food were literally, the order of the day. Many will remember those days. The cafe was filled from morning until evening. Coffee at 10 brought out all the locals, and likewise at 3 pm. Chinese once operated the Ashcroft Hotel that stood at the corner of 4th Avenue and Railway. Chinese also operated grocery stores, a noodle shop. The Chinese population of Ashcroft during the 20’s and 30’s was the largest in the area. They say 500 lived within that corner of Railway and Barnes Lake Road. The Chinese helped build our rail-

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roads, suffered punishing loss of life in doing so. They built the flumes to carry water from the lakes and rivers to the farms. The federal and provincial laws right up until near the end of the 1940’s, demanded $500 “head tax” on any Chinese entering Canada. This meant thousands of men toiled in our fields, worked our mines, and did so without the support of their families near. Yet, despite this discrimination, Chinese entered the war and served their country. It is a sad commentary on our history. Just as the incarceration of Japanese families in the Second World War in camps located in remote areas has left its mark. No compensation was ever made to those who lost their businesses, livelihoods, during those war years. As a nation, we are far from being unblemished. Native Indian culture was devastated from the 1880’s until the last residential schools were finally closed. Thank God, we appear to have learned from our past transgressions.

Oil by rail

Is expected to increase four fold. “skyrocket’ is the word used. It is absolutely essential then, that oil cars be built to the safest specifications. No town lying alongside a rail line, or two rail lines, as does Ashcroft, can be anything but concerned. Our council is well aware of the dangers. They have no doubt expressed them to the powers that be in Ottawa, where new regulations are required urgently to guarantee the safety of our communities. I was glad to read in The Journal, that our Ashcroft council is “on the bit” in this regard.

Art Inventory

Colin Nivison ~ Phone: 250-791-6497 email: nivison@shaw.ca ~ Cell: 250-706-7220 www.stumpysstumpgrinding.com Remove unwanted stumps • Serving the South Cariboo

It is essential that I find a permanent home for my collection of unsold paintings, drawings. I am hoping that the Kamloops Art Gallery will accept my collection, which includes several paintings by established artists such as Marie Nagel, Kathleen Hamilton. I am particularly concerned about the early figure work, portraits, group and single. There has never been a market

much for figure painting, - and, except for the odd commissioned portrait and group family portraits of children, the work remains. They have been shown in several civic galleries, including Kamloops, Burnaby, Prince George, and in Vancouver. I painted a number of portraits over the years, and some have appeared in my group paintings. For over a decade, Merritt, B.C. was my main market. Two agents there sold a goodly number of paintings, including the odd figure painting. Recently, a friend looking at some of the smaller paintings, suggested I have a sale soon, at greatly reduced prices. So I will be advertising the sale in The Journal this week in St. Alban’s Hall. Finding a permanent home for an artists’ collection can be quite a challenge. Even the great Impressionist, Claude Monet’s collection was initially turned down the Louvre! A collection of Ashcroft streetscapes is owned by the Thompson Nicola Library System and also the three on Savona themes, is in the library there.

Keeping a journal

When people tell me about their lives, I am fascinated by some of the challenging times they have lived. I always ask, “Do you keep a journal?”, and sad to say, most of the time, the answer is “No.” Even the habits and day to day events that seem quite ordinary, and may not seem worth recording, can be absolutely fascinating to a researcher, historian. What many people don’t realize is, that our history books depend upon those little notes and comments, opinions, feelings and emotions that enter into the written word. The trouble with the digital type of communication that has come about over the past 20 or so years, is, it is a type of shorthand. This may be valuable for police records as they scan the hard drive of a computer, but it will scarcely be the stuff of history. At least, not the kind of history we are accustomed to studying. Sure, in the police files dusting on the shelves, maybe. The stuff of history is the written word. It is also the stuff of literature. I leave you with these thoughts and personal reflections for another month. Read any good books recently?

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Getting to the top over the dead bodies of others Recently we heard in the news now you feel exhausted, worn out, about 16 Sherpas who perished defeated and giving up. Many reachunder an avalanche on Mt Everest. ing after life’s illusive dreams, find What a tragic event! them empty, feeling like dying on Several months ago I read anthe inside. Trying come back where other article about the high perthe “normal wholesome life” is lived centage of casualties occurring can seem beyond your strength. Karl Samek during climbs to Mt. Everest and The Lord of Life understands. He other mega peaks. Seventh Day Adventist won’t step over you or pass you by. Reaching its top is a dream of He’ll gently care for you, heal your many people, but the risk is high, wounds and lead you to where real life? Is pursuit of our goals reason to and many underestimate dangers and safe life is lived. Most often, He connected with these climbs. Statis- step over those who need our help? Na- works through human helpers – people tics are sobering: In 2008, 3,684 indi- dav Ben Yehuda didn’t. All around us like Nadav Ben Yehuda or “the Good viduals attempted climb Mt. Everest, are people with deep inner wounds, ex- Samaritan” in the parable Jesus told. 210 died (5.7 per cent). The same year hausted from battling varied adversi- I pray He will bring one into your life 10,229 attempted climb 8,000 metres ties. Then along comes you pursuing or if you are the strong one move your and higher peaks of which 711 died (7 your life’s ambitions and you face a di- heart to become one. lemma. Will you press on or will you per cent). Pastor Karel Samek, Ashcroft 7th The highest percentage of death help to save the wounded and weak? Day Adventist Church Jesus told the parable of was on Mt. Annapurna – out of 153 climbers 58 died (38 per cent)! Why “the Good Samaritan” (Luke do many men and women take such 10:25-37). He was pursurisks? Most die on their way down af- ing his business until he saw a ter they had reached their coveted goal. wounded Jew who was robbed, They die of exhaustion, run out of oxy- beaten and left wounded to die gen, have a simple fall and break a leg by the road. There were two or arm. What is most shocking is that men from a high religious ofMay 3 - Opening Day of the Cache Creek Farmer & Flea many need not have died if someone fice who passed by the dying Market. Bedding plants and lots of other items for sale. man pursuing their religion’s would have helped them. Come and buy or come and sell - vendor’s spots are free this One story shared by one of the agenda. Now, Samaritans were week only. 9 am - 1 pm in the old Esso lot next to Chums climbers suffices: “On my climb up I hated by the Jews those days Restaurant. passed by two fresh dead bodies. They and vice versa. But this SamarMay 3 - Ashcroft Street Banner unveiling at 10 am at the must come to realize they would die but itan did not allow other man’s Heritage Park Gazebo. Cake and refreshments will be served. Come one come all. lacked strength to crawl aside. They re- (or his own) racial, ethnic or May 4 - Desert Bells Hand Bell Choir Spring Concert at 3 mained connected to the rope and other religious prejudices or anipm in the Cache Creek Pentecostal Church. Admission by climbers were stepping over them. mosities nor his own business donation. Then I noticed another climber lay on interests to override his sense May 8 - Cache Creek Garden Club meeting at 6 pm in the the rocks. It was Aydin Irmack from of common humanness with Library. All gardeners welcome. Turkey; we met in the lower camp. He the wounded, bleeding sufferMay 12 - Cache Creek Council meeting at 7pm in Council was partly unconscious had no gloves er. Without his prompt help Chambers. or oxygen supply left. He gave up and he would die. In a sense, this May 20-23: Ashcroft Secondary School Grad 2015 bottle waited for his end. Others were passing is what our Creator did for us. drive fundraiser, May 20 - 23. Drop off any recyclable bottles him by. I realized that if I do the same He came to our dying planet as at the high school (435 Ranch Road) between 9:00am and one of us to rescue prejudiced, he’ll die.” 3:00pm, and support the 2015 grads! This is not fiction, it happened in unwelcoming and helpless huMay 22 - AES Fun Fair from 4-8 pm at the school. Inflatables, May 2012. A 24 year old Israeli climb- manity. games, entertainment, raffles and food. Entry by donation. You may be in the position er, Nadav Ben Yehuda, aborted his May 31: Ashcroft Secondary School Travel Club Yard and climb just 300 metres below the top. of those two dying men in our Bake Sale at the high school 9:00am - 1:00pm. Please drop He decided to save the life of a stranger story, or you may be someone off donations at the high school Mon. - Fri. 9 - 3; if you need items picked up call Colleen (250-453-9144) or Deanna and forfeit his life ambition becoming strong and successful climbing (250-453-9794), or e-mail deannahorsting123@msn.com the youngest Israeli ever to reach the to reach your high goals and Tues. evenings: Trap shooting now open at 4:30 at the trap top. For nine hours he worked hard to life’s ambition. Maybe right range above the airstrip in Cache Creek. Beginners welcome: bring Irmack’s body no shotgun required. For info call 250-453-570. down the mountain. Ashcroft - Cache Creek Seniors’ Group meets on the third Most of the climbThursday of the month at 1:00pm at the Seniors’ Centre, ers on their way up reVillage Office, Ashcroft. ZION UNITED fused to help. 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We make our own luck Last weekend my mother-in-law said something that made me realize how many years I’ve been writing this column. Five. Five is my lucky number. When I was pregnant with my firstborn, my husband and I included a tiny white sleeper with the number five on it as part of his parents’ Christmas present. They opened it and immediately knew what it suggested: they would be having a fifth grandchild. Throughout my pregnancy, the number five, or multiples of it, kept showing up, and when Sam was born at 5:55 pm

ON A BRIGHTER NOTE LORI WELBOURNE loriwelbourne.com on the 25th day of August in the year 2000 measuring 55 cms, he was placed in a hospital baby bed with the number five on it. I had never felt superstitious before, but this number seemed extra special to me after his birth. I decided this was my lucky number, probably in a similar way

that people choose a symbol that is considered lucky to them. “It’s also the year of the horse,” Sam later reminded me, referring to the Chinese calendar. “And you’re a horse.” Double the luck, I thought to myself. But I’ve felt good fortune for a long time.

Not only have I always had a roof over my head, shoes on my feet and food in my fridge, but I’ve had the love and support of family and friends, too. I also now understand that the luckier I feel, the more luck I have. But what is luck anyway? Isn’t it just a feeling of gratitude for what we already have? “No,” my friend disagreed. “It’s about winning stuff. And I never win anything. Ever.” “I feel like I’ve won the life lottery,” my other friend chirped cheerfully. The first pal grimaced at that remark. Both of these fine

human beings appear equally blessed in many ways, but one of them admittedly pays a lot more attention to what’s going wrong in life rather than what’s right and good. The cheerful chirper does the complete opposite. I try to be more like her. The basic premise of this column when I first started writing it years ago was to share whatever was on my mind that particular week, and to write it from a positive perspective. That’s still my goal. While keeping upbeat wasn’t easy during my more difficult days, it’s been a good exercise in teaching myself to be more of an optimist and less of a pessimist something I’ll always

have to work on to some degree. But I believe it’s well worth the effort. Not just because of the mounting research that an appreciation for life helps to protect us against the negative effects of stress – decreasing illness and allowing us to live longer – but also because our quality of life is clearly more enjoyable when we have a positive outlook. “It’s all about attitude,” my second friend said. “A healthy, beautiful millionaire living in a mansion can be a hateful crank, while a less fortunate person struggling to make ends meet could feel happy to be alive.” When my first friend said he’d rather be the miserable millionaire I had to

point out the obvious: all three of us are rich compared to the billions of people in the world living in abject poverty. Instead of comparing our lives to those who appear better off than us, why not do the reverse? Gratitude feels infinitely better than bitterness and resentment. It also attracts good luck. Like the luck of understanding that no matter who we are or what we have, we’re all capable of feeling joy, love and happiness if we’re open to it. That gift is an abundance of wealth all on its own. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at LoriWelbourne. com

May • Week 1 ARIES - You are in a position of power this week, Aries. But this doesn’t mean you can impose your will onto someone else. Don’t try to take over any situation. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, someone might dredge up uncomfortable feelings, but you need to muddle through with a smile on your face. This is the case at home and at work. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, separate your personal and professional lives, particulary with regard to potentially contentious issues. You may want to keep mum for a while. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, make your feelings known when something upsets you this week. Sharing these feelings will benefit you and your friends and colleagues now and in the future. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, your feelings of restlessness this week can benefit from a creative outlet. Engage in an activity that keeps your hands and your mind busy, such as a craft or a home project. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, minimize any negative energy this week. Strive to be a source of optimism when others are looking at the glass as half empty. It can work wonders. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, after several days of working entirely off of adrenaline, you finally have some time to kick back and relax. This will help you recharge your internal battery. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Your motivation is very strong this week, Scorpio. You can accomplish much more than you ever expected in a short period of time. Pick your projects wisely. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are unable to convey some feelings to others, but your body language will go a long way toward getting your message across. Remain conscious of your actions. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 One of your goals this week is to propel yourself further without pushing others too hard, Capricorn. You want to be successful but not at the expense of others. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, focus on practical matters, such as your career goals, for the time being. Crucial decisions must be made and new relationships must be fostered. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, trust your gut instincts on an issue that has been puzzling you this week. Your intuition might be your best asset.

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Landslides, spring runoffs and migration It seems April went past on the run this the water and pick out a fish for lunch. year. The ground has changed from ice and snow to beige grass and Also this month I have been now is becoming quite looking quite intensely at the green. These early spring rocky cliffs behind my house greens are such wonderand wondering if what happened ful colours with nuances in Oso, Washington could hapthat are very difficult to Barbara Hendricks pen here. One “expert” I heard copy in pigment. Varied said that wherever there is a steep colours here in spring are mountainside opening onto a so welcome I even enjoy the sight of that valley, such a slide as that in Oso could first yellow dandelion blossom! happen. Well, that pretty much covers a lot On April 24, with quickly moving of BC doesn’t it? flashes of brilliant ruby, the hummingI am reminded of the North slide in birds announced their return. Bald Eagles Black Canyon on the Thompson River in various feather stages have been here below Ashcroft in 1880. A recent report for some time; some days every tree that I stated that the area between Ashcroft and can see along the creek has several eagles Basque has a long record of landslides and in it, the tops all appear decorated with a that the north slide area has shown signifiwhite head. We have counted 22 circling cant movements as recent as August 2008. over the creek at one time, attracted by The slide in 1880 damned the Thompson the spawning fish and the eagles are eat- River, causing it to back up and flooded ing well this year as the water along Loon areas of what is now the town of Ashcroft. Creek - before Hihium Creek enters it - is If another major slide occurred in the area very low and the eagles can just walk in much larger damage could occur these days. One of the problems in Oso was that,

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although locals and researchers knew that the mountainside was unstable, town based planning authorities permitted housing development to take place. This is an example of the huge dangers of a system where people who have urban and book knowledge have the responsibility to make plans that affect the lives of rural people and rural lands. In my opinion, the people making plans for rural areas should be required to live in rural areas so they will develop a “country” way of seeing things and understand how everything is interconnected. Back to that rocky cliff – well my research says it is quite solid, being the result of lava flows from ancient volcanoes. Historically, hillsides have slumped and slid in the Loon Lake valley – there is clear evidence that it has happened but not with any frequency and so I sleep better. Both Hihium Creek and the Bonaparte River are running high and muddy. The ice was gone off Loon Lake just after the Easter weekend and now lakeside property owners are busy repairing docks and wharves that were damaged by the ice. Boats are being put back into the water and water birds are coming back or taking a break as they pass through. Summer residents are returning and construc-

Steve and Jean Lehman

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Stephen Albert (Steve) Lehman, 73, of West Pavillon, Lillooet BC, died April 4, 2014. He was followed April 7, 2014, by his wife of nearly 54 years and best friend for 62 years, Gloria Jean (Jean) Lehman, 71, of West Pavillon, Lillooet BC. Steve was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Ashcroft BC, to Ike and Edna Lehman, of Hat Creek BC. He grow up ranching on his parents ranch in Hat Creek, his mother said she couldn’t get him to do school work, so they put him to work on the Ranch. Jean was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Cold Lake Alberta, to Art and Willy Heigh, of Ardmore Alberta. The Heigh family lived briefly at Pavillon, where Jean and Steve met, in grade 3, while both were attending the Pavillon School, before moving across the River to West Pavillon, where Jean grow up. Steve and Jean were married April 16, 1960, in Lillooet. They moved up north in 1965, settling in Endako BC, for 9 years. They then spent a brief time in Hat Creek, before moving to Roberts Creek, on the coast for 9 more years. In 1985 they were able to fulfill their life time dream and finally take up ranching on the West Pavillon. Steve was an extremely talented, able and independent man. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, his way and by himself. With a few exceptions Steve was always self employed, he owned and operated equipment, sawmills and ranched. He was a skilled welder, machinist, mechanic and pilot. Jean was kind, caring and supportive. She was a hard working person, who lived what she preached. She loved her husband and children. She raised her children to be respectful, kind people. Jean had a passion for her gardens, the outdoors, writing children stories and her grandchildren. Jean and Steve had 5 children, Linda, Brian (predeceased), Debra, Becky and Stephen. They had 10 grandchildren, Erica, Carl, Thomas, Ike, Rickie, Danny (predeceased), Anna, Gale, Liam and Dillon and 1 great grandchild, Madison. For the last 8 years, an undiagnosed condition left Jean dependent on others for her care. Steve cared for her and ran their ranch, until a month before he passed away. Jean and Steve spent their last week together, with Steve keeping an eye on Jean’s care, until the end. He would not eat or drink until Jean was taken care of. Steve passed away peacefully, after a brief battle with cancer, with Jean at his side. Jean stayed strong and supportive of Steve, despite her weakening condition and great grief, encouraging Steve to except help when he needed it, until Steve passed. Jean then let go and followed him barely 3 days later. A memorial service will be held for Jean and Steve at the United Church in Ashcroft, May 10 at 1pm. Jean and Steve lived a good life and a great love story. We were blessed to have shared it with you. We will miss you.

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tion season is underway as people repair, renovate and undertake new projects and birds build their nests. Huge V formations of Sandhill cranes have been passing over, heading out to their summer homes and other migrants, like Canada geese, loons and mergansers, are returning or passing through. The yard and garden now demand much attention as young plants are popping up. Just as the snow removal equipment is put away for the summer it is time to think of getting out the lawnmower. This year I did a lot more mulching of garden plants, especially after the snow left and it seems to be working well in terms of protecting plants from the freezing April nights. Many plants need to be divided so they will continue to grow and blossom with vigour and it seems that the strawberries and raspberries have been very busy over winter sending out roots and runners. I will be digging many of these up, and potting up some for other gardeners. Once again members of the garden club will be at the Cache Creek market on May 3 with hardy plants from Loon Lake Road. May means its time for ranchers to turn out cattle on the range. Anyone with adjacent property is reminded to mend their fences if they do not want cattle on their property.

Thank You

We cannot begin to appropriately express our appreciation for the care and kindness shown to our mother and father and to our selves, during our parent’s illnesses and passing. So many people reached out with kindness, wisdom and compassion to give our family comfort and care during this time, that it is impossible to name them all. Every act of kindness was appreciated and remembered, some however have to be named. Mom and Dad have a large family and so many of you reached out to be there for them and us. You were all a comfort and help. An extra thank you to; Aunt Sheila and Uncle Dennis, Aunt Linda, Aunt Carol and Donna, thank you so much for being there. To the many nurses that cared for Dad on 6S and ICU, during his stay in Kamloops, the compassion, professionalism and care you put into your job was amazing. Every one of you is doing the job in life you were called to do. Thank you. To all the people who work at the Lillooet Hospital and Mountain View Lodge, the acts of small town kindness were uncountable. The respect, kindness and care Mom and Dad received from everyone who touched their lives, during their stay at the Lillooet Hospital and Mountain View Lodge went beyond doing your job professionally. To you all, many thank yous. To Doc. Routley, our appreciation is beyond expression to you, for getting Dad back to Lillooet and for wasting no time in getting it done. You allowed him and mom to spend their final time together. To Bev Grossler, thank you for everything you did for Mom and Dad, you were one of the people who went beyond the professionalism of your job. To Aime, one of Dad’s night time nurses, your compassion was comforting; thank you. To the nurse that told us to bring Dad in to the hospital, when we were checking Mom in, without your persistent concern about his condition, he may not have made it to the hospital, thank you. To Laurie Cregg, thank you for your help at the beginning, you made things so much easier for us. To Carrie, thank you for your care of Mom and thank you to Mae, Mom found friends in both of you. Thank you, Bobby-Joe, for your moving words to Dad, he deserved to hear them.

Thank you everyone. The children and grandchildren of Steve and Jean Lehman

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