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B.C. Teachers’ Federation Province is holding off

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charging the federation $5 million a month

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Star/Journal owner speaks out about exporting bitumen

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Loving the sport Katherin Pelayo raises money to play in the National Volleyball Tournament

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The Axed cooking competition held during the 2nd Annual Rural Living Expo and Trade Show at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere proved to be a fun and popular event. Cooking contestants (l-r) Bob Hayward, Gerald Allgaier, Deb Young and Susan Black are overseen by MC Gordie West, while the three judges, Al Fortin, Paul Morris and Inez Wadland, carefully watch the preparation of dishes they will be sampling. See more about the cooking show and the Rural Living Expo and Trad Show on pages 10 and 11.

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By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal When members of the Barriere Search and Rescue group arrived to take their highway rescue truck out to a practice a week ago Tuesday, they were shocked to find someone else had gotten there before them. Unfortunately, that someone else had broken into the District of Barriere vehicle compound, where the truck was

stored, then they also broke into the rescue vehicle, making off with approximately $3,000 in equipment. Search and Rescue member Tim Hoffman said, “We think the theft happened a few days ago. They cut the lock on the gate to get into the compound and then broke in through the back door of the truck.” Hoffman said the Search and Rescue team were glad there hadn’t

been more damage or vandalizing to the truck. “It looks like they just took what they could carry,” said Hoffman, “They took a generator, a chain saw and some hand tools.” Previously the rescue truck had been stored in the garage at the Barriere Ambulance Station, but early in the year they were asked to find other storage for the vehicle when a second ambulance needed the space at the station. At that time the call

went out to find another secure facility, but one was not found, so a canopy was erected in the District of Barriere’s vehicle compound across from the Station House Restaurant to store the vehicle inside. Unfortunately it didn’t take long for a thief or thieves to spot the opportunity it presented. “The truck is now stored temporarily on private property,” said Hoffman, “We’re working on

a few other leads to find a safe and secure place within the community to store it in the future.” He noted that RCMP have been notified about the break and enter, and asks, “If anyone saw anything, or sees someone selling stuff, please call the RCMP or CrimeStoppers.” CrimeStoppers can be reached by calling 1-800222-8477(TIPS). All calls are anonymous.

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Smart meter refusal fees trimmed By Tom Fletcher Black Press BC Hydro customers who refuse to part with their mechanical power meters will continue to pay $32.40 a month for manual meter readings, with a refund on the balance of the $35 they’ve been paying since December. The B.C. Utilities Commission ruled on BC Hydro’s smart meter opt-out fees Friday, after an order from the B.C. government required the regulator to approve fees covering all of BC Hydro’s costs. A $20 a month charge will continue for BC Hydro customers who accept a digital meter with the radio transmission function turned off. The commission cut the one-time fee for disabling the meter radio to $22.60, far below BC Hydro’s proposed $100. Most of BC Hydro’s nearly two million customers now have fully functioning smart meters, which send daily readings to a collection network and signal when power goes out and comes back on. A few customers cling to theories that the meters present a health hazard, despite evidence that their signals are weaker than

the natural background of radio frequency signals even in remote areas. BC Hydro’s meter upgrade was exempted from review, but the commission ruled last year on similar equipment for FortisBC’s electrical grid in the Okanagan and Kootenay regions. Commissioners rejected testimony from smart meter opponents, noting that their spokesmen were unqualified and in most cases repeating false or exaggerated claims in order to sell solutions to the purported hazards. BC Hydro spent nearly $1 billion to upgrade its grid, forecasting savings from automatic meter reading to faster detection of outages and elimination of power theft from meter bypasses. The commission also reduced fees for customers who move and request a radiooff meter at their new address. To switch from a mechanical meter to a radio-off meter will cost $77.60, reduced from the BC Hydro’s proposed $100. Going from one radio-off meter to another will cost $132.60, down from the proposed $155 that includes activating the meter in the former residence.

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Smart meter installer photographs a sign opposing replacement of mechanical power meter, Revelstoke, May 2012. The B.C. Utilities Commission has upheld a $65 “failed installation” charge to customers who block access to meters.

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record By Tom Fletcher Black Press

DISTRICT OF BARRIERE PUBLIC NOTICE -2014

PARCEL TAX ROLL FOR COMMUNITY WATER Please be advised that there are no additions or deletions of properties to the District of Barriere No. 0012.2008 system Parcel Tax Assessment Roll Bylaw. The parcel tax roll is available for public inspection from the Collection at the District Offices located at 4936 Barriere Town Road during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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An increase in serious illness in younger people from this winter’s return of H1N1 influenza prompted many more people to get protection.

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(prices based on recent 2014 appraisal) Lot# Size (ha/ac) Price 1 1.03/2.55 $127,500 2 1.04/2.57 $128,500 4 6.02/14.87 $371,750 5 1.04/2.57 $128,500 6 1.05/2.59 $129,500 7 2.52/6.23 $233,625 9 0.919/2.27 $113,500 11 4.81/11.89 $297,250 All the lands are currently zoned Industrial. It is being proposed that Lots 1 & 2 be zoned Yellowhead Corridor Commercial. The District is obligated by legislation to obtain fair market value from any disposal of property. The prices listed above are only negotiable based on the added value the enterprise would bring to the community with respect to jobs, taxation on improvements or, other benefits. All serious proposals/offers will be reviewed by Council, in confidence.

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It wasn’t as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year’s influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents. Resurgence of the H1N1 strain that triggered hospitalizations and deaths among younger patients motivated a late-season surge in demand for flu shots after Christmas, resulting in temporary shortages of vaccine in some areas. Changes in policy also contributed to better protection against seasonal flu, said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall. Health care workers and visitors were required to get the vaccine or wear masks in patient care areas, to protect patients with underlying conditions that make influenza more serious. After the health care worker immunization rate had drifted as low as 50 per cent, the new policy prompted 80 per cent of health care employees to be vaccinated and the remainder used masks, Kendall said Wednesday. One health care aide in Grand Forks was fired after repeatedly refusing to wear a mask when working around patients.

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Health Minister Terry Lake said the total was increased by extending free flu shots to anyone who was considering visiting a relative in a health care facility during the winter. Previously seniors, children aged six months to five years, seniors over 65, residents of care and assisted living facilities, those with chronic conditions and health care and emergency workers were eligible for a free vaccine. Lake said the ministry is considering offering the vaccine free to everyone in future years. Kendall said the impact of H1N1 on younger people has been analyzed. “The group over the age of 65 had the highest levels of residual immunity, perhaps from previous infection or previous vaccination, and the group who had the least immunity was 25 to 60 year-olds,” Kendall said. “So that was why we saw the shift of hospitalizations in a younger than expected age group.” The World Health Organization tracks influenza strains around the world and estimates the strains for the coming year. The vaccine being produced for next winter includes H1N1 and common seasonal flus H3N2 and influenza B. Kendall said research is proceeding for a universal vaccine, to eliminate the guesswork in crafting the annual strain. That could be available in five years.

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Province keeps weapon against BCTF in reserve Benefits charge against union would be ‘retaliatory’ Jeff Nagel Black Press The provincial government is so far holding off on a threat to try to force the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to pay $5 million a month to cover the cost of its members’ benefits in response to their limited job action. That possible financial weapon was broached earlier in the month by negotiators with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and Education Minister Peter Fassbender said it remains an option, particularly if the union escalates its tactics. “The BCTF has said they’re taking this action to put pressure on us,” Fassbender said Thursday in an interview. “We may need to add some commensurate pressure to the BCTF if we find we’re not getting any solid options from them.” The union has demanded pay hikes estimated at 13.5 per cent over three years, while the government has offered 6.5 per cent over the first six years of an intended 10-year deal. Fassbender said the BCTF has made some movement in negotiations, but not a significant amount. He expressed disappointment that despite continued talks the union opted Wednesday to begin its firststage strike action – restricting administrative duties and supervision of students outside of class time – a move that has prompted several rural districts to cancel recess. The BCPSEA had notified the union any strike action could trigger a call for it to cover health and welfare benefits for B.C.’s 40,000 teachers, estimated at $5 million a month. “I don’t want to inflict pain on anybody,” Fassbender said. “But there are tools available to government as there are to the union. “I don’t think we

BCTF president Jim Iker want to put out any threats but by the same token we need to ensure that we have stability in the classrooms. That’s our goal.” BCTF president Jim Iker said he doubts the Labour Relations Board would approve a request ordering the union to pay benefits, noting a similar effort to make the union pay 15 per cent of wages was denied in the last teachers’ strike. “We would see that as retaliatory and punitive for them to even think about or threaten that the union pay the cost of the benefits when teachers are in the classroom working as hard as they normally do with students,” Iker said. Iker said it is the government that has not moved much off its position, including a refusal to bargain smaller class sizes and more access to specialist teachers. “Our hope is we can get this deal done by the end of June and not be going into September still at the bargaining table.” Overshadowing the labour dispute is last year’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling that the province must restore

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Education Minister Peter Fassbender addresses students at the official opening of Goldstone Park Elementary, the newest in a series of schools being built in rapidly growing neighbourhoods of Surrey. class size and composition to what existed in 2001. The province has appealed the decision, saying it would impose enormous costs and disrupt programs. Waiting until the fall for an appeal court ruling would be unfortunate, said Dan Laitsch, an associate education professor at SFU. “It really is kind of an all-or-nothing case,” Laitsch said. “They’re playing a fairly high stakes poker game because either side could lose big depending on

the outcome of the appeal.” Ideally, he said, the two sides would recognize it’s too risky to wait and instead craft a settlement that doesn’t subject schools to a months-long strike action. Laitsch said budget shortfalls now surfacing at many districts mean the province will be under pressure to find more money for the school system regardless of the outcome of the teachers’ dispute.

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Guest Editorial by Tom Fletch Inconvenient truth of pine beetle VICTORIA – Last week’s column on Earth Day myths attracted a fair amount of criticism. One tireless member of the “Alberta tar sands killing the planet” crowd scolded me for daring to mention that 60 per cent of the oil pollution in the oceans around North America comes from natural seeps. That’s eight times more than all pipeline and tanker spills combined, and it’s been going on 24 hours a day for the last 10,000 years or so. This fact blows another hole in the carefully crafted narrative that only Canadian oil exports to Asia would destroy our delicate ecosystems. That narrative is why the daily Alaska supertankers along the B.C. coast are ignored, as is the barbaric shale oil rush in North Dakota that can be seen from space. U.S. oil barons are flaring off the vast volume of natural gas that comes up with the more valuable light crude, while the U.S. environment lobby obsesses over the Keystone XL pipeline. Here’s another one that may upset people indoctrinated by our school system, media and our supposedly green B.C. Liberal government. B.C.’s recent pine beetle epidemic was caused by human carbon emissions, right? Everybody knows that. Gordon Campbell hammered the point home in speeches for years. In 2012 I participated in a B.C. forests ministry tour of facilities where hardy seedlings are grown for reforestation. Test plantings were also underway to see if the range of southern tree species is shifting northward due to climate change. During the bus ride, I asked the province’s top forest scientists if Campbell was right. The answer? We don’t have enough evidence to conclude that. As for shifting tree habitat, those decades-long experiments are continuing. The scientists confirmed what

I already knew, which is that the most recent bark beetle epidemic is the latest of many. It’s the largest “on record,” but the record goes back less than a century. In 2008 I interviewed Lorne Swanell on the occasion of his 100th  birthday. A graduate of UBC’s school of forest engineering, Swanell began his career with the forests ministry in 1930. After a year as a ranger, he was assigned to the Kamloops region to help deal with a pine beetle epidemic. Conventional wisdom on the latest outbreak holds that it spread so far because of a lack of cold winters, attributed to human carbon emissions. I grew up in northern B.C., and my last two visits to the Peace country were both in January. In 2004 I recall changing planes on the tarmac of Prince George airport, moving briskly in the daytime temperature near -40 C. That night, and subsequent nights, the mercury dropped to -50 C. In January 2013 I returned for some discussions on the Enbridge pipeline route, and experienced a relatively balmy -30 C in the daytime. So when I hear people talk about the end of cold winters in northern B.C. because of global warming, it’s difficult to square with personal experience. I can hear the rebuttals already. It takes long periods of extreme cold to kill the pine beetle. How long? Longer than those ones, of course. Similarly flexible theories are being advanced to explain the 17-year “pause” in Earth’s average surface temperature rise, the growing Antarctic ice sheet, and this past winter’s “polar vortex.” If anyone has substantial evidence that CO2 from human activity was the trigger mechanism for the latest beetle outbreak in B.C., I’d like to see it. But please, spare me the affirmations of quasi-religious faith that often pass for climate change arguments today.

Parent questions school over childs concerns To the editor; My child is in elementary school, and I would like to know why my child is coming home all upset because of the budget of the school. Back in our day school was a place to learn and have fun with our friends, not being worried about using a printer for a project, or a pencil, or having to bring

supplies from home because, if they don’t the school well shut down because the school has no money. All that I am saying is our kids do not need to hear about the money issues at

school as some may have the same issues going on at home. Come on. By the way I paid for my child’s school supplies in September, $65 or so. Please I know

times are tough all over but it should not be an issue for our children. Keep our schools FUN and HAPPY!! Concerned parent Barriere, BC

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Star/Journal owner speaks out about exporting bitumen By David Black 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 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

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Star/Journal owner David Black 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 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 local petrochemical companies and in indirect employment throughout the province. • The Canadian and Provincial governments, local regional districts and municipalities, and many First Nations, will share in billions of new tax dollars each year. Unfortunately our Canadian oil companies are not interested in building a new major refinery. They are focused on extraction which is more profitable than refining. One of them challenged me to spearhead the refinery myself, so I am doing that. We have

a solid business plan and as a consequence Chinese banks and other institutions are prepared to lend us most of the funds required to build the greenest and most efficient refinery in the world. We are currently moving ahead with engineering design and environmental work. We will also build a safe pipeline from Alberta to the refinery, with the active participation of First Nations. Modern pipelines can be built and operated safely. Leak data is available for everyone to see on Canadian and US government websites and it proves recently constructed pipelines are not leaking. Furthermore some of the best pipelining companies in the world are based in Canada. In addition we will build a fleet of new tankers, powered by LNG rather than Bunker C oil, to transport the refined products to

Asia. This way we know the tankers will be state-of-the-art and as safe as possible. The fleet will be owned by a company based in BC so it cannot shirk its legal liability if there ever is a spill at sea. Let me be up front about 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 Northern Gateway next month.

It is the taxpayers time to start asking questions about zoning bylaws To the editor; Keep it simple stupid, or better is keep it simple for stupid – stupid being the public – but you know the public is not stupid. They are smart like a Fox and if allowed, the Bad Fox will get in the Hen house. The Hen house is the District of Barriere, that will cost us the taxpayer dollars in the way of unexpected law suit expenses. Now the District opinion seems to think we are all stupid, but let the Stupid Fox stand up and speak. The public are ignorant, in the true sense of the dictionary word of being unknowledgeable. So we vote, that vote hires in personal, that is to have the knowledge we do not have and as the Voted In and the Employer we have a right to ask questions, to our Voted In Mayor and Council and of OUR employees. Reasonably.

You are a taxpayer right? So here is a question to the Ignorant. Are we asking the right questions? A simple question of how does this proposed zoning bylaw effect me? Pretty generic. Most ignorant persons, have not asked the right question, so of course, they will not receive the right answer. They will get a generic answer back, making them satisfied and happy. Leaving them still ignorant. They will realize at some point in the near or far future that they asked the wrong question. And now it is too late. You are stuck with what you got. Now, not a simple thing for you, now falling in the true sense of the word stupid, to reverse the process that will effect you, that will take time and your knowledge. After all, you the stupid didn’t ask the right question at the time the proposal was on the table, and

will have been passed and adopted. Now is the time to ask the right questions. Put them in writing. Give them your name and address. They will then have to reply to you in writing. Don’t forget to mention that you would like an answer by a specific reasonable date in the future. Mail it in or hand deliver to the District. Keep a copy for your records. That answer may open more questions, same process again, or come and get involved. Call the District, express your concerns with letters to the editor, The Bear Radio comments call in, get together with friends and neighbors and compile your inquiries as a group. I am doing my process as a very concerned Stupid of the Community, but I

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am getting my eyes opened in the process. I am getting answers, and some of the answers are noted and have invoked some changes to the proposal. But we have a long way to go, and if the Public doesn’t get involved then this will be done and over with in short

order, with all the errors and omissions, in print. Let’s play Stub the Chump and see how many real answers we get back in truth and in knowledge. Knowledge is success! Kathy Campbell Barriere

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Stationary exercise New dental funding filling need for low-income families in Fadear Park Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Some British Columbians could be smiling a little brighter thanks to $96,000 for dental programs for low-income children and adults this year, announced Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae. McRae made the announcement at Vancouver’s Strathcona Community Dental Clinic, one of 19 clinics receiving $4,000 each, for a total of $76,000. He took to the dental chair to stress the importance of brushing, flossing and regular dental exams during National Oral Health Month in April. The remaining $20,000 is going directly to the British Columbia Dental Association’s Save a Smile Program that provides urgent dental care to the children of low-income families without public or private dental plan coverage throughout B.C. The association works with public health dental staff who screen eligible families to allocate available funds. “Maintaining dental health is so important to the overall health of children and adults alike. With that in mind, I’m really pleased we’re able to make this extra contribution that will benefit children from low-income families who have urgent dental needs, as well as to dental clinics that provide care to British Columbians from vulnerable populations,” says Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Don McRae. British Columbia Dental Association president Dr. David Ciriani, says,“We’re delighted

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Generic medications are biologically identical to their brand-name counterparts, but they may differ in appearance at times. Even though the colour or size of the generic is different, it is designed to give the same results as the brand name drug. We use many generics in Canada today. We will let you know when there is a change in brand. Let us know if you experience a change in effect. As summer approaches, many people look at diets to lose weight. Some of these diets concentrate on certain foods in greater abundance than one would eat normally. Let your doctor and pharmacist know if you are trying one of these diets, especially if you are taking drugs like the ‘blood thinner’ warfarin. Some foods can interfere with warfarin’s action and may alter regular blood tests. For many people, eating liver isn’t high on their preferred food list. However, prior to 1948, people diagnosed with pernicious anemia were prescribed a diet of raw liver. In that year, vitamin B-12 was first discovered as a chemical entity and a supplement was developed to treat the anemia. Much easier to take. The pituitary gland is the size of a pea, but it is a powerhouse of activity. Located midbrain behind the bridge of the nose, it produces hormones that affect many body systems as well as stimulating other glands to produce hormones. Our pharmacists are busy people, but answering your questions about medication is one of our main jobs. We are never too busy for that.

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to receive these funds on behalf of the 19 notfor-profit dental clinics and the BC Dental Association’s Save a Smile program. These valuable services support patients in need and operate largely due to the dedication of volunteers, as well as through donor contributions. These funds will be directed to these programs to facilitate the ongoing delivery of patient care in communities throughout B.C.” The majority of the funding will help community dental clinics deliver dental care to vulnerable populations, including children, seniors, First Nations, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and people receiving income and disability assistance. Each year government provides dental services to about 140,000 people receiving income and disability assistance at a total cost of $55 million. The following not-for-profit clinics in the Thompson-Okanagan will benefit from the $4,000 funding per clinic: • Community Dental Access Clinic (Vernon) • Gospel Mission Dental Clinic (Kelowna) • Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness (Penticton) • Living Waters Dental Clinic (Salmon Arm) • New Life Mission Dental Clinic (Kamloops) For a factsheet on the Dental Program Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers: www.mhr.gov. bc.ca/factsheets/2005/dental.htm

MP McLeod highlights new flexibility to the Gas Tax Fund Ottawa - Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo on Apr. 25, highlighted new flexibility to the Gas Tax Fund (GTF). “As part of the New Building Canada Plan, the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, long-term, stable funding for Canadian municipalities to help them build and revitalize their local public infrastructure,” said McLeod. “As of April 1, communities will be able to put the renewed  Gas Tax Fund  towards a wider range of projects, which means they will have even more flexibility in the types of projects they fund.” Currently, communities can put the federal  GTF  towards the following eligible categories: public transit; wastewater infrastructure; drinking water; solid waste management; community energy systems; local roads and bridges. In addition to the above, communities will now be able

to use the federal GTF towards: highways; local and regional airports; short-line rail; short-sea shipping; disaster mitigation; broadband and connectivity; brownfield redevelopment; culture; tourism; sport and recreation. The federal  GTF  program was originally designed to provide municipalities with $5  billion in predictable funding over five years. Our Government has made significant improvements to Star/Journal file photo the  GTF. It has been exCathy McLeod, Member of Parliatended and doubled from ment for Kamloops – Thompson $1  billion to $2  billion annually, and legislated – Cariboo as a permanent source of Funding is provided up federal infrastructure fund- front, twice-a-year, to proving for municipalities. As an- inces and territories, who in nounced in Economic Action turn allocate this funding to Plan  2013, the renewed fed- their municipalities to superal GTF is being indexed at port local infrastructure two  per  cent per year, to be priorities. Municipalities applied in $100 million incre- can pool, bank and borrow ments, which means that it against this funding, providwill grow by $1.8 billion over ing significant financial flexthe next decade. ibility.


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Mayor takes advantage of learning from others success Recently I was in Kimberly attending the Mayors caucus. The city of Kimberly did a great job of hosting one day of the caucus at their convention centre. There was a presentation around how the city was promoting itself to the world. A portion of that ad campaign was a poster that said “Send us your weirdos. Wanted: square pegs, odd folks, innovators, entrepreneurs and others unaccustomed to using the word can’t. Kimberly: A Good Place To Be” The picture was of a fellow with skies on his back riding a scooter. Now as odd as this sounds the poster was in truth a very effective way to draw you into exploring just what the city was all about. As some may know Kimberly was primarily a mining town that in the past few years has also become a resort and tourism destination with the largest urban park in Canada. The change from a resource extraction economy to a tourism focus required a well planned and executed promotion of the area and what it has to offer. Kimberly has grown over the past few years and continues to invite new people to come and experience what they have. That being, Kimberly is a friendly place inhabited by friendly residents willing to welcome you to their community. At the same time the city Council is working to build what will be the largest “Sun Mine” in Western Canada. The solar power project is slated to produce approximately two mega watts of grid connected power during the initial stages of development. All this has grown out of the local sustainability plan which included the need for locally produced power from renewable resources. It may seem to some of you that I am promoting the city of Kimberly. While it may be a great place to live I am far from suggesting that it is “the” place to live. What I am suggesting is that we here in Barriere can learn from what others have done already and found success from their efforts. Barriere already has an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan and an Official Community Plan. Many residents helped with these plans and the result was a framework to go forward. I am aware that there is a segment of our popu-

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lation that just want things to be the way they were. They want to be able to build a shed in their back yard without having to check the bylaws. They want to have a few animals on their acreage without the bylaw guy telling them they can’t. The fact is though that in the past even as an unincorporated community there still were bylaws in place. Perhaps they were not enforced or followed by everyone but they still existed and administered through the Regional District. I am not advocating that we try to turn Barriere into some sort of highly controlled, tightly planned community with the resulting high taxes. That would be the last thing I personally would want. I moved here by choice. I like Barriere and the surrounding area for everything it has to offer and perhaps more importantly for the things it does not have. Who wants traffic problems, high taxes, uncontrolled urban sprawl that creates enemies of neighbours and people that are so focused on making money they don’t have the time to enjoy their family , their community and life in general? Barrier had and still has a rural appeal that is precious and needs to be protected. We need to pull together and go in the direction that is the choice of the majority. We need to get back to the things that are positive and work together to fix what is broken. At the end of the day we need to go home feeling like we have helped to build a better community not spend our time tearing down what has been done. We need to stop speaking of all that may be bad and start focusing on what is good and how to make it better for everyone. We need to work towards a community that fits our needs. Barriere is a great place for everyone to live. That fits, let’s promote that.

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NT Communities Foundation meets in Avola Eleanor Deckert A regular business meeting of the North Thompson Communities Foundation was held at the Log Inn Pub in Avola on Thursday, April 17. “This is a larger turnout of the public than we have for meetings in other towns,” NTCF board chair Cheryl Thomas remarked. Several Avola residents wanted to learn more about how funds were raised and matched, how to apply for grants and what kinds of projects the foundation has previously supported. The board voted to approve the 2014 grant applications, and encouraged the community of Avola to address

their needs and submit Avola log buildings. more activities in the a grant application next Proponents encour- North Thomson Valyear. “Matching funds age individuals and ley  from Blue River to have been pledged until groups to make dona- McLure. the end of September or tions so the foundation The foundation’s until our total runs out,” will build to be strong website is at www.ntThomas explained. “So enough to make larger communitiesfoundathe money you have grants and support tion.com. given today will be doubled!” A special event during the meeting was the presentation of a cash donation to the foundation by Avola’s Monty Lutz, a new NTCF board memeber. The money was generated Submitted photo from the sale of North Thompson Communities Foundation chair Cheryl former Avola Thomas accepts a cash donation towards the Smart and resident Fran Caring Fund NTCF board member Monty Lutz of Avola durMcRae’s pen- ing a meeting held in Avola recently. Also in the photo are and-ink draw- (l to r)) Barry Banford, Gilles Leger, Bob Jensen, Eleanor ings of well Deckert, Marilyn Bryce, Sandy Wetterstrom, Susan Garknown old-time land and Hazel Wadlegger.

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Tips on preventing vehicle thefts

Auto Crime continues to be a problem and police to educate car owners on what amounts to ‘target hardening’.  Owners who don’t follow a few simple tips may as well take your property and ‘give it away’.  ICBC advises that theft from vehicles in 2012 was up even per cent over the year prior.  While it may seem insignificant to leave loose change in your console, the cost to you in time and money to repair damage to your vehicle caused during a theft will be quite significant.  So police are endeavoring, once again, to encourage owners to adhere to the following safety tips:  • Don’t just walk away. • Park in a secure, well lit area.  If you can – park in your garage or in your driveway. • Wait for the garage door to close behind you. • Keep your garage door opener out of sight.

• If you’re parking on the street outside your residence, consider taking your garage door opener with you. • Use an anti-theft device or an immobilizer if your car has one. • Remove all valuables, including your keys.  Put anything that might tempt a thief in the trunk – even empty shopping bags. • Always lock all your doors & windows, even if you will only be away from your vehicle for a minute. Never assume your vehicle won’t attract a thief. Avoid a build-up of old insurance decals when applying new ones.   Over a two week period, Langley RCMP Auxiliaries and Community Police Station volunteers walked through residential areas in the Fort Langley and Yorkson checking parallel parked vehicles for invitations to auto crime.  If a car was found to be unlocked, to have valuables in plain view, or a visible garage door opener - the volunteers would

attend the residences nearby to locate the owner and offer some safety tips on a Crime Prevention Notice.   Over five days (84 man hours) in Fort Langley and Yorkson, volunteers distributed 392 notices and attended 516 residences.  Car owners can protect themselves against license plate decal theft by removing the older decals before applying the new one.  These decals are designed to shred if they are removed, however when there is a build-up, thieves can use a knife to cut off the last few layers so that the top (current) decal remains intact.  If your decal is stolen, it needs to be reported to police and your will be required to pay an $18 fee to have the decal replaced.   Corporal Holly MARKS, Langley Media Officer, “Please do everything you can to save yourself the time, money and inconvenience of theft from your vehicle.  Just by parking in your driveway, you cut your chances of having your vehicle broken into by half!  Really– you don’t want to give it away!”

Aspiring young artists invited to enter contest for teens How to enter: Young artists can base their work on whatevThis week, the National Gallery of Canada er sparks their imagination. They can also draw (NGC) launched the fourth edition of its pop- inspiration from the NGC’s rich collection, ular contest So You Want to Be an Artist? either in person or by visiting gallery.ca. ArtYouth aged 16 to 19 from across the country works must be original two dimensional pieces are invited to submit their work by May 21, in any medium, and must be accompanied by 2014. Submitted works will be shown on the a short text explaining the inspiration for their site soyouwanttobeanartist.ca  so that visi- piece. A digital copy of the work must be subtors can vote for their favourite. The 12 en- mitted, which will be shown on the soyouwanttries with the most votes will be shown at the tobeanartist.ca website, where visitors will be Gallery from July 28 to Sept. 1, 2014. From able to vote for their favourite piece(s) through those 12 entries, a jury of visual arts experts Facebook (one vote per work per Facebook acwill select the three most outstanding works. count). The contestants with the most online votes, The grand prize winner will receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit of the Gallery.  as well as the three additional ones whose artSo You Want to Be An Artist? is made pos- works have been chosen by an expert, will be sible thanks to the generous support of RBC invited to submit their original artwork for entry into the final phase of the contest. For more Foundation. New this year: an art expert will choose information, go to soyouwanttobeanartist.ca. Eligibility: three additional works that he or she believes The contest is open to residents of Canada deserve to be exhibited and considered by the who are aged 16 to 19, as of Aug. 11, 2014. jury for one of the grand prizes. The NGC will accept entries submitted beIn 2013, So You Want to Be an Artist? attracted 203 teens from all across Canada, fore 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 21, 2014 via the Star/Journal photo by Jill Hayward and more than 25,000 votes were cast on the contest website at soyouwanttobeanartist.ca. contest website. A total of 151,412 users vis- No submissions will be accepted afterwards. All accepted entries online at soyouwanttoited the site, a 14 per cent increase from the beanartist.ca. During the voting phase of the previous year. “Since launching in 2011, So You Want to contest, visitors to the contest website will be Clearwater’s Kaley Jones, 9, enjoys gently holding a newly hatched chick durBe an Artist? has been growing in popularity able to vote once for every artwork that appeals ing the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show in Barriere last weekend at the North among youth, and we hope to see more and to them. The voting phase takes place from May Thompson Fall Fair facility. more of them enter,” said NGC manager of 26 to June 30, 2014. First prize includes travel, accommodation youth and school programs Gary Goodacre. “We are always blown and meals for a two-night stay in Ottawa for the away by the superb qual- winner and one accompanying adult as well as “When you need us, we’re close by” ity of the works submit- an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit of the NGC When a death occurs, I’m here to help you, every step of the way. 24 hours that will focus on careers in the visual arts. The ted.” a day, every day. The panel of judges winner will also gain expert advice on his or her If you have made pre-arrangements elsewhere and would like to discuss will evaluate the 15 fi- art portfolio and receive a $500 gift certificate would like to thank having your local funeral home take care of you, please feel free to call. nalists’ artworks on the for art supplies. Total maximum value: $3,500. Second prize is a $1,000 gift certificate for art following criteria: clarity Stamer Logging NORTH THOMPSON of theme and message; supplies. FUNERAL SERVICES for the use of your Third prize is a $500 gift certificate for art originality and imagina4638 Barriere Town Road, Box 859 Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0 compound for storing tiveness; and thought and supplies. Visit  soyouwanttobeanartist.ca for the confeeling provoked in the Call Drake at 250-672-1999 our rescue Vehicle Drake Smith, MSW test’s full official rules. viewer. or 1-877-674-3030 day or night. (Funeral Director/Owner) Submitted

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Highlights from April 17, TNRD Board Meeting North Thompson Star/ Journal Investigator Ralph Krenz provided a presentation that explained the function of the Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO). The IIO was created to conduct investigations into police-related incidents of death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. • Hobby Farm Operations at 1585 Lance Road, Pritchard, B.C. A public hearing was held and third reading was given for South Thompson Valley & Pinantan OCP Amendment Bylaw 2458 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2459. The bylaws will enable continued use of the property for a small hobby farm with a meat cutting operation and farm gate sales, as well as allowing the applicant to potentially undertake service commercial uses in the future. • Alternative Waste Collection Service in Electoral Area “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley-South) First 3 readings were given for Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2462, which affects Electoral Area “N”. The Brookmere transfer station was scheduled for clo-

sure, but an alternative waste collection service has been proposed for Area “N” that would allow the site to remain open. The alternative service would be funded through taxation of Area “N” residents and would cover the costs of an attendant, hauling, site maintenance and tipping fees. Changes to Building Permits and Fees After 18 years of no fee adjustments, Bylaw Regulations Amendment Bylaw 2464 was adopted, bringing numerous changes to the building permit process, such as: • Increase of the building permit term from two to three years. • Increase to the base permit fee from $6 to $8 per $1,000 construction on the first $100,000. • Increase from $5 to $6 per $1,000 on the balance of construction. • Removal of the $500 cap on the five per cent fee reduction for projects under professional supervision. • Upgrades to the Pavilion Theatre, Pritchard and Paul Lake Community Water Systems Through the Federal Gas Tax – Community Works Fund a number of projects in the TNRD are receiving funding, includ-

ing: HVAC System Replacement at the Pavilion Theatre: • $5,000 from Area “I” • $2,000 from Area “L” • $3,000 from Area “O” • Area “P” contributed to a number of projects: • $100,000 for the Pritchard Community Water System Upgrades. • $100,000 for the Prichard Community Sewer System Upgrades. • $130,000 for the UV treatment for the Black Pines, Evergreen and Pritchard community water systems, and Pritchard and Paul Lake community sewer systems.

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Axed in Barriere continued from page 1 North Thompson Star/Journal The Axed cooking competition held during the 2nd Annual Rural Living Expo and Trade Show at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere proved to be a fun and popular event - one that is already being requested be hosted again next year. Contestants Gerald Allgaier, Susan Black, Bob Hayward and Deb Young were presented with a secret bag of ingredients to prepare a three course meal. For the appetizer they were given baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, Cheezies and wheat husks; the entree cooked noodles, BBQ pork, canned gravy and Beaver Tail Cactus; and for dessert - honey garlic sauce, bananas, Graham Wafers and whipping cream. A full shelf of condiments and spices was also available, as well as microwaves, hot plates and blenders. Each of the three course preparations were performed under a stop watch for the cooks, and their dishes were then sampled by a panel of three judges, consisting of Inez Wadland, Al Fortin and Paul Morris. The judges scored the dishes accordingly, and the lowest score was ‘axed’, or dropped from the competi-

tion, leaving the other cooks to continue. It was entertaining to see what the cooks could do with the odd ingredients, and especially to see what the judges thought of the results. Some of their facial expressions told the story much to the delight of the crowd and the chagrin of the contestants. The final cook off consisted of Deb Young and Bob Hayward who seemed to have a great time going bowl to bowl with their creations. Amazingly, when all the scores from the three courses had been tallied for the two - it was a tie for first place! So, back to the judges who reviewed their scores, and brought forth Deb Young as the winner with a split of only one point for Hayward. Young was presented with the coveted ‘Axe’ award by MC Gordie West, while Hayward and the other contestants received a hand knitted dish cloth with the ‘Axed’ insignia on it. The event organizers were Bob Sorenson, Lynn Wright, Nora Johnson, Carol Patton and Val Stamer. “We couldn’t have done it without everyone contributing,” said Johnson, “This has been wonderful and a whole lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who

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Axed cooking competition runner-up Bob Hayward gives winner, Deb Young, a hug as she shows her ‘Axed’ trophy award. helped, participated and came out to support and watch the cook off.”

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SPORTS Loving the sport and living the dream North Thompson Star/Journal It all started with a love for the game of volleyball, and a strong desire to play the sport. In 2012, the Pelayo family of McLure saw a poster at Barriere Secondary for a volleyball clinic in Kelowna, B.C. As a result, daughter Katherine Pelayo, attended the session, and from then on has become very involved with the sport. Jackie Wong (now Toews), Regional Coach from Volleyball BC, has been sending the Pelayos emails of events, and also suggested they check the volleyball website for Kamloops, which they did. In December of 2013, Katherine attended the two-day session of U14 Junior Wolfpack volleyball try-outs at the Tournament Capital Center. On the third day, after a long nerve racking wait, she received a call that she had made the team A.  The next hurdle that then presented itself to the young athlete was raising funds to pay the fees involved.  The Pelayo family say, “We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who

have helped Katherine with her fund-raising and still are. She sells frozen food and collects empty bottles to help raise the funds required.” On April 24 to 26, was the team’s Provincial tournament in Abbotsford where they finished in eighth place out of 42 teams. They will next be playing at the Nationals, which will be on May 8-11, at the Tradex in Abbotsford. “Kidsport has been a big factor in helping her fulfill her dream and the community members who have been supportive in her efforts to raise funds,” says Dad Noel Pelayo.  “Without your help and support, this dream would not have been realized. Thank you for partnering with us in developing children’s character and personalities. Also, thank you to Kamloops Volleyball Association for embracing her into the club. Teamwork makes the work lighter and that’s what you have done in this case.”  Anyone who might like to assist Katherine Pelayo in fundraising so she can follow her dream to be a strong volleyball team player can call 250672-5150 for more information, or to make a frozen food order.

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Katherine Pelayo, (centre) wearing jersey number five, is living her dream of playing U14 volleyball at Provincial and National levels.

Breathing fire into dragon boating By Marty Hastings, Kamloops This Week Dragon boating has experienced growth across Canada in recent years, but the sport has been stagnating in the Tournament Capital. The Kamloops Dragon Boat Club (KDBC) brass is trying to spread the good word, looking for new members to hop on board. “A lot of people think dragon boating is just for people who are older and I don’t see that at all,” club president Will Parei said. “There’s a seniors component to it, but we want all ages.” Dragon boaters have been racing up and down the Thompson rivers since 1994. Pioneer Park is the KDBC headquarters. Rae Fawcett, who began paddling about seven years ago, said there might be another stereotype keeping people away. The Spirit Warriors, a dragonboat team for breast-cancer survivors, has received attention for

their inspiring efforts in the water, but the KDBC is not strictly for those who have battled the disease. There were more than 40 members at a recent Wednesday evening practice, enough to send out two full boats, so the club is by no means struggling, but Parei is confident its best days are to come. The club practises three times a week, sending out two or three boats — each of them 48-feet long, weighing about 900 pounds and capable of holding 22 people — depending on how many members show up. “Ideally, we would like to grow this club to the point where, every night of the week, there are boats going up and down the river,” Parei said. Attracting more members would enable the club to split up into teams, allowing paddlers to be separated based on levels of competitiveness. “Look at Langley,” Parei said. “That city has 22 teams. They stay together and practise on a specific night.”

The River City club’s ace in the hole might just be its most recent hiring, Stan Marek, who was last week named the Kamloops Sports Council’s coach of the year for his work with the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club. “We were talking about what to do with the club’s goals and we found that we could co-operate and reach together those goals,” said Marek, who last year came to Canada from the Czech Republic. “First, we want to make people happy. This is the most important thing and this is what dragon boating is about — enjoy the sport and nature and then we will have some good results, which will make people happy and more excited.” The KDBC’s season runs from April 1 to Sept. 30. There are plans to attend four festivals, dragon boating’s term for competitions, with the club looking to send competitive and novice teams to the weekend events. It’s not mandatory for members to compete at festivals. When KTW attended practice,

the boats were in the water for about an hour and a half. Marek marshalled the training session, shouting out instructions in his thick Czech accent, leading the crews up and down the river. Paddlers followed his cadence. He would push on the gas pedal, then let up. The last leg home, with dusk creeping over the Tournament Capital, was highlighted by a few friendly races. Fawcett was asked how she got hooked on the sport. “For me, it’s the camaraderie

and the people and it’s an incredibly good way to have physical exercise,” Fawcett said. “If you like team sports, it’s perfect, because you have to get in sync with the people in front of you and beside you. “You work as a team and yet you press yourself. And no, it’s not just for old people.” Pondering paddling? For more information on the club, go online to kamloopsdragonboatclub.ca or email contact@ kamloopsdragonboatclub.ca.

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Where there is a will, there is a way As the old saying goes “where there is a will, there is a way”, and that is what Janka and Ali Kotlewski found out was more than just an old saying. Both are well past their 80th Birthday and neither one can do what once had been easy for them. Janka’s passion is cooking and especially baking the cakes she used to bake from traditional recipes for many years. Not only is her eyesight failing, but her arms have lost the strength needed to stir the dough for her cakes. But she just could not give up on baking her special cakes . That was when the two became a ‘production team”. Ali sat on a chair, holding the bowl on his knees and stirred the ingredients together that Janka put into it measure for measure, and when they came out of the oven they were as good as ever.. It has worked out very well, thanks to the team work their, persistence and never stop doing what they enjoy.

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Critiquing photography at the Kamloops Photo Arts Club Making Pictures

This past week I was invited to be the guest critic at the Kamloops Photo Arts Club. Although I like discussing photographs, at first, I was hesitant with that request. Organized photography clubs in Canada are accustomed to using specific competition rules of The Canadian Association for Photographic Art. Those rules are, of course, specific and must be very stringent. Unlike that credible and important organization, my critiques of photographs tend to be filled with feedback, I am not selecting the best of the crowd, and I am more interested with what works than what doesn’t. However, the request came from photographer and club member, Linda Davidson, who wrote in the clubs newsletter about having me as a photography instructor in university, “The thing that Linda remembers from her classes with John were his critiques. He had the ability to see things that you may not see in your own work, look at images

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John E n ma n from a different perspective, not the usual point of view. He was always helpful and inspiring.” So with kind words like that I had no choice. I remember a quote from the book “Impact - Photography For Advertising” by William Reedy, that puts into words how I view those photographers that are making good photography, “To stop the eye, to set the mood, to make the sale.” Photographs that are successful must be interesting and thought provoking. There is a general perception that “critique” means “to find fault with.” When I discuss a photograph I am not seeking to find fault. To me, the word critique means to respond to something, either positively or negatively, or both. The success of an image is how is works for the viewer. Personally I prefer to use the word “Feedback”. Feedback is information-

specific and based on opinion and observation. I have found that the best way to turn someone off is to find fault with their photograph. When I give feedback on a photograph I prefer to discuss what I like, or would like. When a photographer seeks to make themselves better at their craft they, of course, need input from others about technical control like exposure, depth-offield and composition. All those are important in creating a technically correct image. However, things like the mood the photographer set, and the story within the image, are what makes the viewer pay attention, and may not be so technically significant, but those are important all the same. Yet many critics fail to respond to those aspects. Regarding the critique I provided for the Kamloops Photo Arts Club. I walked into a large meeting

Kamloops Photo Carts Club awaits slide presentation of member’s images. room with lots of people sitting around tables in conversation (catching up on each other’s photography I’m sure). The hall was set up with screen and digital projector, and after the club’s president quickly covered business and some announcements about future events I was introduced, handed a remote, the room darkened and I began to scroll through member’s images. As I began I got a flashback of the years I spent teaching photography. I remember the slow growth as learners struggled with not only the concepts of photography and getting used to their cameras, but the long hours in the busy, darkened and some-

times smelly developing and printing labs. And I mentioned to those in attendance how much more I liked the shorter learning curve of digital image making and the amazing creativity one has with modern photographic post-production. As I expected, the photography I was to discuss was a topnotch selection of quality images that crossed into all interests of photography. I felt like I should just sit back and clap as I scrolled through the selections and thank those present for the invitation. What a nice way to spend an evening. I did discuss each image as it was presented on the large screen, and suggested a tighter crop

on several, gave my perspective on what I liked about each, and asked questions about several. I think it would have been hard indeed to give negative feed on most of the photography I was fortunate enough to view. I like to look at pictures. After all the dialogue about photographic equipment and where and what to take on that next photo excursion, what is really left is the final product of everything, the image. Whether in print form, on the computer monitor or, like that evening with the Photo Arts Club, on a large screen, everything comes down to that photograph “stopping the eye, setting the mood, and making the sale.”

Photo submitted by John Enman

These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www.enmanscamera.com or emcam@telus.net. 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.

Ten strategies that are worth every effort this year By Better Business Bureau (BBB) Spring is a perfect time for consumers to work on their life. Better Business Bureau serving Mainland British Columbia is offering ten strategies that are worth the effort in 2014. 1. Buying online. Check the seller history on sites like eBay. com, and know that you do not have any rights if the product is faulty or not exactly what you thought. Never wire money to a stranger, and be cautious of prices that are too good to be true. 2. Buying retail. Do comparison price shopping online and know read the fine print

(including Return Policy, Terms & Conditions, and Privacy Policy). 3. Buying big ticket items. If you are buying a car or new furniture, you may be getting a loan or into financing to pay for your item. Sign up for the shortest term length you can afford to keep your total interest lower. Remember, the longer term you have for a loan or financing, the more you’ll pay in interest. 4. Financial goal setting. “Spend less than you earn.” It may sound easy, but getting buried in debt is easy if you do not make a monthly budget and stick to it. Consider those lit-

tle purchases that add up over a year, and be willing to lose those little costly pleasures. 5. Take control of your data. Where you go online, what you search for is often being collected by the service you use. Get to know your privacy settings for things like Facebook and your search tool. Also, consider reducing your public Wi-Fi usage and make sure your logins are secure and encrypted (look for “https” in the address bar). 6. Create difficult passwords and unique accounts. Keep different login identities and passwords for all your networks. Mix upper and lowercase letters

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Ingredients 5 cups water 3/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup malt vinegar, plus more for serving Coarse salt 1 + 1/2 pounds russett potatoes, cut into ¾” cubes 2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan 1 tsp cornstarch fresh black pepper Instructions: In a large saucepan bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat & stir in both vinegars & 1 tbsp salt. Stir to dissolve the salt then add the potatoes & cover with a lid. Let sit 1 hour. After an hour preheat oven to 425F. Grease a

FromMyKitchen By Dee large baking sheet with oil or line with parchment first then grease. Drain the potatoes & blot dry with paper towels. Add them to the baking sheet & sprinkle with cornstarch. Toss. Drizzle 2 tbsps of oil over top & massage into the potatoes with your hands. Spread them out in one layer & sprinkle generously with salt & lightly with pepper. Bake 20 minutes then toss & spread out again. Bake 15 - 20 minutes more until fork tender & lightly golden. Serve with additional malt vinegar if desired.

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Instructions: 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

If you haven’t picked up the incredible written and photographic compilation of the North Thompson Valley’s history in the book “Exploring Our Roots”, you are seriously missing out. Even for those who aren’t history buffs or possess a nostalgic disposition, you will be hard pressed to not find yourself smiling at the antidotes, chuckling through the stories and awed with recognition of the valley we call home as it was decades prior to today.

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ness from life. British Columbians struggling with ongoing pain will have more access to help and to hope because of a $1-million grant to Pain BC, Minister Terry Lake announced today. Pain BC is a partnership between patients, health-care providers and health-system decision-makers that supports pain management and treatment. It is the first organization of its kind in Canada and a leader in collaboration between patients and health professionals in managing chronic pain. The non-profit organization was established in 2008 to help patients and health-care providers with educational resources, peer support and tools to assess and manage pain.

doctors to treat. That’s why the work of Pain BC is so important, and why the ministry is committing this $1 million to that work,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “I encourage people in chronic pain to talk to their family doctors, and to also connect with Pain BC.” The $1 million grant will support Pain BC’s various programs, including: • Online patient education sessions, which help patients learn self-management skills for their pain. Thousands of British Columbians have attended these sessions online, which Pain BC offers several times a month. Pain BC also offers a limited number of in-person education programs, which it hopes to

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an online peer support community with more than 4,000 members which offers patients a place to be heard and understood. The online support community also directs people to practical resources in their own communities. • Education for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care providers. Pain BC offers mentoring programs, workshops and an annual conference, as well as online access to pain assessment and management tools. “Pain BC has an amazing opportunity to change things for the one in five British Columbians with chronic pain,” said Dr. Michael Negraeff, a pain specialist at Vancouver General Hospital and co-founder and

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BC. patients access an expanded range of services to improve their quality of life and the effectiveness of my care.” “Chronic pain forced me to take early retirement from the job I loved. It made daily activities like exercise, cooking, and grocery shopping difficult or even agonizing,” said Ada Glustein, a chronic pain patient and volunteer with Pain BC. “This funding will bear directly on the welfare of pain patients. Expanding programs in educating health-care professionals and supporting system and practice change, perhaps the ability to do research, will create recognition, understanding, care and improved methods in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain patients like me.” The Ministry of Health, the

Doctors of BC and Pain BC are also working together to target education for more than 500 doctors over the next two years through the Pain Management Practice Support Program, integrating the best practices in pain assessment and management into doctors’ daily work with patients. The Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC, through the General Practice Services Committee, Shared Care Committee and Specialist Services Committee, have invested a further $1,255,000 into this program, above and beyond the $1-million grant announced today. The program launches a new training session on April 30, which will give doctors tools to help identify, assess, manage, and better communicate with patients who have persistent pain.


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Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Effective at noon on May 15, 2014, the size of open fires will be restricted in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. Since April 1, Kamloops Fire Centre crews have responded to 38 wildfire incidents covering more than 438 hectares. Many of these wildfires resulted from poorly planned open burning. This prohibition applies to all areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre except the Clearwater Fire Zone and the Salmon Arm Fire Zone. Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires outside of those two zones must extinguish any such fires by noon on May 15. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2014, or until further notice. A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1k1nUTS The Clearwater Fire Zone and the Salmon Arm Fire Zone will become subject to this prohibition on June 15, 2014, when all open burning will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. Specifically, prohibited activities include: • the burning of any waste, slash or other materials (piled or unpiled) larger than one-half metre by one-half metre • the burning of more than two open fires of any size at the same time • stubble or grass fires of any size over any area • the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide (or smaller) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. his prohibition covers all B.C. parks, Crown lands and private lands, but it does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions. The Kamloops Fire Centre stretches from the northern border of Wells Gray Park to the U.S. border to the south, and from the Bridge River Glacier west of Gold Bridge to the Monashee Mountains east of Lumby. For information about open burning and tips on making responsible burning decisions, please download one of the open burning guides at: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans. asp Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.

New created committee to broaden Aboriginal engagement at BC Hydro North Thompson Star/Journal   BC Hydro recently announced the newly created Strategic Aboriginal Engagement Committee.   The committee’s mandate is to provide advice and input, identify barriers and solutions, and generate innovative concepts and approaches to support the design and delivery of BC Hydro’s planning and operations as well as its Aboriginal Relations Strategy. The committee will be responsible for providing recommendations to which BC Hydro will respond publicly in writing.  The committee consists of 12 members. The eight non-BC Hydro members are: · Carl Archie, Secwepemc Nation, · Kim Baird, Tsawwassen First Nation, · Robin Billy, Adams Lake Indian Band, · Willie Charlie, Sts’ailes Nation, · Michelle Corfield, Ucluelet First Nation, · Bruce Dumont, Métis Nation BC, · Dan George, Wet’suwet’en First Nation, and ·  Annita McPhee, Tahltan Nation.  Members have been appointed for a one-year term and were chosen from 43 applicants by an all-Aboriginal selection committee.  Four senior BC Hydro representatives will also serve on the committee but will not have the voting rights held by the non-BC Hydro members.  BC Hydro says they strive to achieve direct relationships with Aboriginal communities. The committee will not replace or impact these direct relationships or BC Hydro’s consultation and accommodation obligations.  Further information on the committee can be found at: bchydro. com/saec.

Free draws at Expo go to locals

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On the last day of the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show the folks at Dominic’s Marina Ltd. presents Jilesa Ralko with her prize of a Big Bertha tube at the North Thompson Agriplex last Sunday. Jilesa is one of the many lucky winners during the Expo including the Brandt Tractor Ltd. John Deere propane Barbecue winner Bob Lyons.

New bursary supports early childhood educators North Thompson Star/ Journal The B.C. government is investing $513,000 to help increase the number of early childhood educators throughout the province. The funding is going to the Early Childhood Educators of BC to establish a bursary fund for students enrolling or enrolled in early childhood educational programs. To respond to identified needs, priority will be given to: • Aboriginal students. • Students attending early childhood educational programs with an Aboriginal focus. • And students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation. Students will be able to apply for up to $300 per course, to

a maximum of $1,500 per semester. Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux made the announcement at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, one of 34 post-secondary institutions in B.C. that offer early childhood education programs. The new bursary program is part of the government’s commitment to increase access to early childhood educator and care-provider training, as identified in the B.C. Early Years Strategy, launched in February 2013. S t e p h a n i e Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development says, “The early years sector has expressed a need for qualified early childhood educators in B.C., and in particular, Aborigi-

nal ECEs and ECEs working with children under the age of three. I encourage current ECE students - and future ones - to apply for this new bursary so they can enter a career that makes a real difference in children’s lives every day.” The B.C. Early Years Strategy is an eight-year government commitment to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of earlyyears programs and services for families with young children. Government has committed $76 million to support the first three years of the strategy, including $32 million to support the creation of up to 2,000 new licensed child-care spaces. The strategy also includes a new BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit.

Starting in April 2015, the benefit will provide $146 million annually to approximately 180,000 families with children under the age of six (up to $55 a month per child). In order to receive this benefit, parents file their annual income tax returns and apply for the Canada Child Tax Benefit. All parents with young children should ensure they file their 2013 tax return. For more information on the bursary program and how to apply, please email the Early Childhood Educators of BC: mailto:membership@ ecebc.ca or visit theirwebsite: www.ecebc. ca/index.php To learn about becoming a licensed Early Childhood Educator in B.C., visit: w w w. m c f . g o v. bc.ca/childcare/ece/ training.htm


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New candidates for NTFFRA start their year By Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal

The 2014 candidates introduced were: Lee Dionne, sponsored by the Catholic’s Women’s League; Annemarie Butcher, sponsored by Armour Mountain Office Services; and Jillian McInnes, sponsored by Stamer Logging. The Apron Auction, with Gordie West doing the honours as auctioneer, followed the formal introduction of the candidates into the Ambassador Program. The auction is a fundraiser to support the program expenses during the year.  Each girl had designed and made an apron that would hopefully attract attention and produce a buyer. With West’s skill as the auctioneer, each apron sold quickly and for a good price.   This event marks the start of many more public appearances for the 2014 candidates.   They will also participate in a number of training sessions that will prepare them to be good representatives for their home town, the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and the North Thompson Valley. Throughout the contest, judges evaluate their performance at each of the events which will include a speech contest, a talent show and more. The candidates also serve the public at the annual Mother’s Day Tea held in the Barriere Seniors Hall. The new Ambassador and Vice-Ambassadors is decided on by a panel of judges in August - just in time to for the annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo event that starts on Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador Program Banner Night and Apron Auction was held at the Barriere Lion’s Hall on April 24. This night is the introduction to the public of the new Ambassador Candidates for the coming season. The current reigning Ambassadors for 2013/2014, introduced the new candidates and also officiated as masters of ceremony for the evenings presentation.  

(right) Vanessa Ballati works to sell her apron during the auction.

Gordie West took the microphone as the auctioneer during the annual Apron Auction fundraiser.

(above) THE 2013/2014 NTFFRA reigning Ambassador Jenna Zietzov, with Vice Ambassadors Kendall Mackay, and Vanessa Ballati show the aprons they have made to be auctioned off at the annual Apron Auction fundraiser for the program held at the Lions Hall on Apr. 24.

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