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Friendship Centre finds home Annex dedication features distinguished Dr. Brokenleg

Carole Rooney Free Press

After the hard work and long effort of a group of volunteers, a First Nations friendship centre in 100 Mile House has finally found a place to become a reality. Stemete7uw’i-A Gathering Place will be stationed in the annex behind St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, and is intended to offer holistic support and services to all people in a respectful, safe, inclusive and welcoming environment within the municipality. Its dedication ceremony drew a large crowd of about 100 people to the church on April 30. The availability of a special guest speaker, Dr. Martin Brokenleg, emeritus professor of Native American studies (Vancouver) and Native American theologian (South Dakota), partly prompted the timing of the dedication. The full afternoon event began with opening prayers

and an orientation, featured a lengthy presentation by Brokenleg, smudging and dedications at the annex, and then concluded with a meal and refreshments. Stemete7uw’i project chair Mary Thomas of Williams Lake, formerly of Canim Lake Band, warmly welcomed the renowned doctor of psychology to the celebration and the community. Brokenleg is well known for co-founding the Circle of Courage model of positive youth development, and spoke about the model’s portrayal of four growth needs of all children – belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. He concluded with a story from his prairie tribe in South Dakota, where a young man in the 1600s was lost in unfamiliar territory and nearing death. In the legend, the man began singing “his song” – a belief shared by the tribe today as a source of strength for important occasions in life.

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Ruby Boyce, left, held out her drum and stick so Mary Thomas could smudge them, while Dr. Martin Brokenleg looked on. After the ceremony, the drumming, singing and prayers began at the Stemete7uw’i-A Gathering Place dedication at the St. Timothy’s Anglican Church annex on April 30.

When he heard a woman’s voice softly singing along behind him, it gave him the courage to walk a bit further, then a little more, and so on until he found his village. The young man then turned around to see it was not a woman singing, but a doe.

Noting that this soft singing of “another’s song” is a good example of how to support each other, he explained that gentle, quiet support can help someone who is struggling in life to keep moving forward, even one step at a time. “I think that is what your

friendship centre is going to do. It is going to say ‘if you come here, you’ll be safe. If you come here, you can move on’. “I think you have a great tool here, you have a very good resource for creating strength....” Continued on A4

B.C teachers faced with benefits bill

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and its union locals around the province are reacting as public teachers once again face losing money unless a contract with the province is settled soon. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) has told the union that teachers will be billed for their own benefit costs for June if a contract settlement has not been reached by the end of the school year. While the B.C. Liberal government had threatened retaliatory action if the BCTF initiated strike

Ministry threatens punitive action if deal not signed

action, Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Murray Helmer says that, because teachers have not walked off the job, this seems like a “very excessive” response. “I personally think that it’s quite ‘over the top’, considering the low level of action we have taken.” The current Phase 1 job action has teachers refusing to perform previously unplanned extra-

curricular volunteer activities or communicate with administration. BCPSEA states a year-end administrative day set for June 27 will also be cancelled unless the two sides sign by then, which means teachers would also lose a day’s pay, Helmer explains. “If we haven’t reached a settlement by the last day of school, they are going to lock us out. That’s the government saying ‘we’re going to be the one that destabilizes the education system – we’re going to be closing the doors on you’.” Continued on A7

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Billet 'g-ma' a motherly soul Wranglers net loving home base with Diane Atkins

Carole Rooney Free Press

Mother’s Day is a great time to also recognize the maternal women in our community who care for young people who are not their own children. These may include grandmothers, foster mothers, surrogate mothers, adoptive mothers, women raising other family members – and “billet moms.” Last season, 100 Mile Wranglers Jaiden Ward and Brady Ward, of Prince Rupert, and Bradley Williams, of Calgary, lived in the home of Diane Atkins. They were among about five players in total, some of whom passed through but didn’t stay. “It’s been very nice, actually,” says Diane. “I’ve met a lot of nice people, because the parents have been out here, too.” These young men all came to call her “g-ma” as a term of endearment recognizing Diane’s tender loving care, charming personality, and generosity in opening up her home to them. This “billet grandma” clearly went to great lengths to make these fine young athletes, aged 18-20, feel that her home is their home. She says it was a delight for her to have them stay at her house, especially since her husband passed away


FAST bytes Cariboo Stats 100 Mile House’s population dropped by just two people to 1,879, according to BC Stats’ annual figures for the province. These include the most recent Statistics Canada census figures available (2011), updated with indicators such as the health client registry and new BC Hydro accounts. The Cariboo Regional District’s overall population declined by 176 to 62,685. Quesnel’s decreased by 163, Williams Lake’s fell by 116, Wells was steady at 235, and the overall unincorporated areas have seen an increase of 105 residents.

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Diane Atkins, left, fondly welcomes 100 Mile House Wrangler Jaiden Ward into her home for lunch every day, after he and two other hockey players were billeted there last season.

three years ago. “I say I traded in a 78-year-old for three 19-year-olds,” she jokes. More seriously, Diane adds the experience has brought joy to her life. While she has four of her own children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, these three fellows have become like family to her, she explains. When Brad travelled back to Calgary, he phoned her to confirm he got there safely. Diane adds Brad is “a real sweetheart”

and she gets emotional thinking about a heartfelt note he left for her – now pinned on a bulletin board in her living room. Says Brad (in the note): “Leaving is so bittersweet, because you are like a second parent to me ... probably one of the sweetest people I know.” Often, the three resident Wranglers brought their teammates “home” for visits, Diane adds. “It has really been nice to have the company. "I have enjoyed them

all, actually. “I never got just three for a meal, sometimes there were six of them here.” She says they are all “nice kids” and unique individuals to get to know and care about. “I had one who was a disaster waiting to happen – everything he touched broke. But, I still loved him.” The Junior B Hockey season is over for the summer, of course, and Jaiden, Brady and their parents, Blake and Jacqui Ward, now reside in the South Cariboo.

However, these bonds haven’t been broken, as all three keep in touch with her, Diane notes. She explains Jaiden works in 100 Mile House and visits her for lunch almost every day. “He is the one I have had here all winter, so he is just like a grandson to me.” Jaiden says for young people, like him, who leave home to go off and play hockey, it is “so nice to have a home-away-fromhome” like Diane’s. “That is basically

what it has become here, and now she takes me in for lunch every day. She is basically my second mother. “It’s been a great experience, and such a bonding experience, so it’s been good.” Diane explains when the initial call went out to the community for Wranglers billet homes, she decided to help out because she lives in town and has five bedrooms. “And, I found the winters long, by myself, so when I heard they wanted billets I thought, why not?”

CRD chips in to forest management talks The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) will make a presentation at the province’s public engagement process on converting volume-based forest licences to new or expanded area-based tree farm licences. CRD chair Al Richmond says its presentation will reflect what the regional district presented during the Mid-Term Timber Supply Review in 2012.

Richmond, Area C (Bowron LakeBarlow Creek-Barkerville) Director John Massier and CRD chief administrative officer Janis Bell will meet with the province’s former chief forester (stewardship), Jim Snetsinger, on May 1. The veteran professional forester is compiling the feedback to prepare and provide a report to the Ministry of Forests and Natural Resource

Operations by the end of June. The plan is to convert some current area-based replaceable timber tenures to tree farm licences. Snetsinger notes by allowing long-term volume-based tenures, licensees will have a vested interest in managing the forests for future harvesting, rather than possibly doing only the minimum required reforestation and then moving on to

the next area. “We believe there is a better chance that those given an area-based tenure will probably do a better silviculture program ... because the person doing it will reap the benefits.” However, the CRD will also relay its concern that these consultations encompass all those affected, Richmond adds. Continued on A5

Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS) has confirmed the Province of British Columbia’s AA (high) credit rating, noting the trends are stable and supported by the province’s “strong fiscal discipline” and improving economic outlook. The latest budget indicates a small surplus of $184 million in 2014-15, and $175 million in 201314, which DBRS said marks one of the best fiscal results among provinces. The agency noted B.C. has the third-lowest debt-to-GDP ratio of all the provinces, and praised its tax regime as remaining one of the most competitive in Canada for individuals and corporations. DBRS adds the stringent accounting and reporting standards B.C. adheres to, and its joint trusteeship agreements with major corporations, both contribute to the province’s high score. Meanwhile, Fitch stats recently confirmed B.C.’s highest possible credit rating (AAA), which the province also continues to maintain with Moody’s, and with Standard and Poor’s.


Wednesday, May 07, 2014 100 Mile Free Press

All eyes on Taseko's challenge

By Monica Lamb-Yorski

Four mining associations have filed for intervener status in Taseko Mine Ltd.’s judicial review case against the federal government’s review process for the New Prosperity Mine. On April 16, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC)

and Association of regarding the tailings Mineral Exploration facility design,” states British Columbia Gavin Dirom, AMEBC (AMEBC) filed an affi- president and CEO, in davit making his association’s the request. affidavit. “Of concern Ta s e k o’s to prospectors, vice-president mineral explorof corporate ers, developers affairs Brian and investors, Battison says and one of the the action of Brian key issues before the mining Battison the court is that associations federal regulaspeaks to the tors appear to have not “magnitude” of the conconsidered or analyzed cern people have for the all the facts and science way the environmental

assessment process was managed. “Our position is that it was flawed and the findings were based on that process were wrong. It’s big news in the world of mining.” Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot’in Tribal Chair, is one of the respondents in the judicial review, along with the Minister of Environment, the Attorney General of Canada, and the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG).

Many volunteers recognized

From A1

Thomas presented tokens of appreciation to Brokenleg, and thanked him for his contribution to the dedication ceremony, as well as travelling to 100 Mile House. Just a few minutes after his story, the group began moving out to the annex for the dedication. When the first bunch stepped outside, murmurs of awe were expressed and many

reported a doe was standing there, directly behind the church near the new friendship centre. During the dedication, and after brief prayers and drumming, Thomas spoke about the success of past and current board directors in seeing this project now close to fruition. She noted the official opening of Stemete7uw’i-A Gathering Place is expected to take place in June.

Both Dr. Brokenleg and St. Timothy’s Anglican Church were recognized and thanked for their support of the friendship centre. Later, Thomas said

many people were very pleased with the presentation and the board was very happy with the outcome. See related story on page A7.

Alphonse says he is confident in TNG’s position and what the outcome will be for the court cases. “We’ll come out with another victory regardless of how many interest groups are out there.” Mining Watch Canada has also applied for intervener status, Tsilhqot’in National Government Mining, oil and gas manager J.P. Laplante says, adding the hearing will likely be mid-May. Monica Lamb-Yorski is a reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune.

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Water leaks wreck havoc as spring break busts lines

Carole Rooney Free Press

The deep frost level this winter is believed to be the cause of several water main leaks in the District of 100 Mile House. “We’ve had a bad year, we’ve had several breaks due to the frost this year was exceptionally deep,” says District director of operations Phil Strain. “When that frost was coming out it gave us several problems around town.” On Alder Avenue in front of Smitty’s, a break in the water main had crews out working later last week. Strain notes it was well underway until crews determined the natural gas pipelines ran right over the work area, and work was shut down by Pembina and Spectra Energy. Had the frost level not been so deep this winter, the spring

break-up would not have caused a leak that occurred in caused damage far enough another pipe directly under the down to reach the gas lines, he Subway/Smitty’s strip building, explains. he adds. “When we had to “Their service line repair the [100 Mile broke under their slab, Elementary School and when we were recently], the frost was turning the valves five-and-a-half-feet on-and-off it must deep this year under have got a shock and the road where the just cracked the AC traffic is pounding it [asbestos-cement] line down. That’s getting under there. That’s the Phil Strain really close to our theory, anyway.” mains. Strain explains that “As the frost comes out, the by Monday (May 5), everyone ground moves a bit – it’s just had water flowing in their taps one of those things.” except the Blue Sky Restaurant, Noting it is not an infra- which was able to stay open structure problem, Strain says with hoses jumped over from the digging reveals these aging Super Save Gas. water pipes are still sound. This kept their patron’s However, when the District plates filled with hot Chinese had to dig up the corporation food while District crews stops to shut the water mains installed two isolation valves, down, fluctuations in water he notes. pressure are believed to have “As soon as we get our per-

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“We want to be sure they look at other licences, some of the non-replaceable licences that are enjoyed perhaps by energy companies or First Nations communities, and ensure there is broadbased consultation.” He says the CRD directors and management are “really happy” the ministry is looking at this, as they think

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Gathering place off the mark Stemete7uw’i chair Mary Thomas said at the centre’s April 30 dedication that the board also welcomes new memberships. She recognized the significant efforts made by individuals over several years to get a friendship centre in

place. “Irene Gilbert did a lot of initial work. She is busy mapping for Canim Lake and could not continue to devote time as a board member. “The new board members support how it has come to this day.”

These newest directors include Antoinette Archie and Gladys Rowan from Canim Lake. Others include Maggie PattersonDickey, Lea Smirfitt, and Chris Pettman from 100 Mile House; and Marge Bill and Murray Casey from

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From A1

The provincial government states it resorted to this most recent pressure tactic to prompt movement at the bargaining table, Helmer notes. “It’s probably true because they’ve come with a bargaining package that will remove things from our contract or lessen the provisions that are there, and we’re not prepared to have that happen.” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says Education Minister Peter Fassbender and the negotiators are in discussions to seek solutions. “I sincerely hope that none of this happens. My hope is we come to a collective agreement that is in the best interests of students, families and teachers. This continuous unrest does not benefit anyone.” It is not unreasonable for anybody to see ramifications from not meeting the terms of their agreed-to contract, she explains. “Their obligation is to abide by their contract. So, should you be penalized for not fulfilling your duties? Should you reward people who go against what their contract says? That’s a big issue.” In any kind of contact, such as building a road or a house, Barnett notes there are penalties for not meeting its terms. However, Helmer says he believes the BCPSEA would have to obtain approval from the Labour Relations Board for their proposed action, just as the BCTF must do for anything that potentially affects essential services. Meanwhile, the possibility of school teachers


moving into Phase 2 of the job action looms over B.C’s education system at the discretion of the BCTF, including rotating one-day strikes. “I think it’s disappointing that things have moved away from the bargaining table,” says Helmer. “What we really want is a negotiated settlement, and we seem to be spending more and more time on things related to pressure tactics rather than constructive bargaining.” When it comes down to disputes affecting the economy, he adds “everybody jumps in” to find solutions, but education disruptions repeatedly get left on the back burner. When truckers at the Port of Vancouver went on strike this spring, Premier Christy Clark got involved and went to the federal government for assistance to end it, Helmer notes. “I think this is important and the premier has to find a way to get a negotiated settlement.”

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Stemete7uw’i-A Gathering Place, a First Nations friendship centre – soon to be opened in 100 Mile House – is welcoming new members. St. Timothy’s Anglican Church has granted use of its annex building for the centre.


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Saving parks, protected areas R

ecently, proposed amendments to the Park Act were introduced in the legislature to provide clarity for certain activities within British Columbia’s provincial parks. Included in the proposed amendments is the issuing of permits for research and information gathering. To be absolutely clear, these proposed amendments do not allow, promote or otherwise enable industrial projects in parks and protected areas. The Park Act prohibits industrial activity in parks and this will not change with Bill 4. Currently, issuing research permits is not authorized under the Park Act. We are proposing amendments to ensure studies that improve knowledge of potential park impacts can be undertaken in provincial parks. Research and informationgathering activities could include such things as soil sampling for archaeological assessments, collection of plant and animal specimens, or the installation of gauges

and instruments to measure be allowed in our parks. environmental conditions. B.C.’s protected areas have Providing for research a high level of protection, activities in provincial and decisions to make parks allows us to obtain boundary adjustments are more fulsome information. not taken lightly. There is This is vital in making a rigorous process in place informed decisions, and for reviewing boundary will be especially important adjustments, which includes if requests for consultations with adjustments to First Nations, with park boundaries the public and are eventually with stakeholders. prop os e d. Since 2004, only P e r m i t s eight proponentwould only led requests for be considered park boundary after a thorough adjustments have review of the been approved. protected area Four other Mary values, including requests have Polak management been rejected, p l a n s , while others impact assessments have been withdrawn by and conservation risk the proponent. Ultimately, assessments. Research boundary adjustments applicants would have require legislative approval. to make every effort to The proposed amendments avoid adverse impacts for research permits do in protected areas. not change the existing In order for land to robust requirements. be removed from a park, While boundar y a boundary adjustment adjustments have occurred must be made because new in the past and will be industrial activity will not considered in the future, it


t’s coming down to crunch time for B.C. Liberal Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone to take a step back to reconsider his decision to cancel the direct sailing of the Queen of Chilliwack from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola. On Feb. 5, Stone announced he was going to kill the BC Ferries Route 40 direct sailing to Bella Coola, which has been the key link in the very scenic and popular circle tour that takes tourists from Vancouver Island to the Discovery Coast and through the Cariboo-Chilcotin to Highway 97 at Williams Lake. From there, tourists, mostly European, can continue their holiday with overnight stays up and down the highway. Many tourists use 100 Mile House as a base to spend time travelling throughout the South Cariboo, and we know a lot of them come back here to live. Obviously, the circle tour is of vital importance to the economic health of every community that provides tourist amenities. Undoubtedly, this didn’t register in the minister’s mind when he made his cookie-cutter decision based on the fact Route 40 was under-utilized. Well, that could be said of pretty well all of the BC Ferries’ routes. However, when the tourism operators in the Bella Coola Valley got wind of the cancellation, they promptly set out to educate minister Stone. At first he shrugged off their attempts to show him how vital the ferry run was to not only the valley, but also all across the Cariboo-Chilcotin and the province in general. At first, the minister said he was making the tough decisions based on the information he had regarding usage. It wasn’t long before Stone learned his cancellation proposal virtually killed the highly popular tourist trade from Europe, as well as the people who bring them to British Columbia. The minister tried to smooth over ruffled feathers by offering the MV Nimpkish to sail tourists to Bella Coola. However, that option wasn’t well received as Discovery Coast tourism operators explained all of the problems with the ferry – not the least of which was concerns about its sea worthiness. One of the things that galls the operators, who have lost a lot of money on expensive international marketing for the 2014 tourism season, is the fact Stone won’t come to Bella Coola to talk to them face-to-face. However, he will talk to the tourism industry. In fact, the highways minister has committed $100,000 to Destination Tourism BC to help find a way to market the Discovery Coast and the Cariboo-Chilcotin. It’s likely this marketing will not involve much in the way of ferry usage. That is a slap in the face to the folks who met the Queen of Chilliwack with open arms.

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is important to note that just .006 per cent of lands (562 hectares) have been removed from parks since 2004. Since 2004, the system of Class A parks, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas has increased by more than 3.2 million hectares. This includes converting the designations of some existing areas totalling more than 500,000 to Class A parks and conservancies to provide an increased level of protection. Should Bill 4 be passed, the provincial government will update its research policy to provide context for decision makers when considering research activities, including ensuring the avoidance of adverse impacts to park values. As with other policies, the Ministry of Environment welcomes feedback on this draft policy. To review and comment on the draft permit policy, visit: permits/consultation/ r e s e a r c h - p o l i c y. h t m l . Mary Polak is B.C.’s environment minister.

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Leave our B.C. parks as they are now

To the editor: This is an open letter to Environment Minister Mary Polak. I understand that through Bill 4 you have opened all provincial parks to industrial development. Is it now mandatory through WorkSafe BC that all visitors to any provincial park should wear hard hats, sight vests and steel toed boots/shoes? Since it is the law that industrial sites abide by these rules, will

you be posting signs to this effect at all entrances to all provincial parks, and how many people will be employed to enforce these rules, and at what cost? Will there be a tax rebate to all those who have to spend the approximately $200 per person in order to enter a provincial park properly equipped? WorkSafe BC does not have any rules or regulations about camping. Do tents now have to be hard

shelled, equipped with safety eye wash stations, defibrillators, emergency kits, and first aid attendants? Perhaps you will consider banning all camping in provincial parks as they are now all industrial sites in the making. Will you electrify, run water and sewage, and provide telephonic communication to all parts of all provincial parks once you have contracted out that they be entirely paved?

Do you have any idea what you are doing and have done? How far will you go to turn all B.C. into one giant corporate industrial site for your friends and future employers, and when you have completed this process where will you allow us, the poor, and insignificant to you, slaves to live? Luckily both Beacon Hill Park and Stanley Park are city parks not provincial. I am in despair for any future my

grandchildren and great grandson will have in this province, among the drilling, fracking, mining and probably chemical plants that will thrive in all our parks, free of property and business taxes and any real regulations I am sure. Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful actions on their behalf. Jeremy Arney Victoria

Thoroughly enjoyed evening Teachers' wage demands outrageous, To the editor: I’d like to congratulate our 100 Mile SPCA on the success of its annual fundraising dinner/auction recently, and raising $5,000. I attended and totally enjoyed the fun filled social evening. It’s very special to know you all share a common bond, as well as being able to share stories, and experiences of our own animals big and small. I encourage everyone to mark their calendars for next years event! Hats off to the hardworking team

and what they do for our community. It is one thing to care and love our own pets, but it’s something else to commit to caring for others that are in need. Along with their hard work of planning and getting support from so many generous donors to the auction, as well as having support from our local veterinarians, it is evident 100 Mile House cares, and speaks for the animals that cannot. Cheryle Hickman Bridge Lake

Tired of hearing gun shots To the editor: We live in the Imperial Ranchettes and I have to say sometimes it’s like being in a war zone. Why can’t people either go out further

into the bush or go to the shooting range? It’s very inconsiderate to subject a whole bunch of people and animals to this annoyance. I just wanted to air

my grievances. I was wondering if there are other people who feel the same way about this problem as I do? Linda Danton 100 Mile House

teachers in other provinces getting less

To the editor: The governments in the provinces of B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, are working on contract negotiations with the teachers. No signed contracts in force as of this writing. Alberta’s present contract ending in 2015 is a four-year contract, with three years of frozen wages and a two per cent (%) raise and a cash bonus in the fourth year. Saskatchewan’s last contract ending in 2013 is a four-year contract with a 5.5% wage increase. Manitoba’s last contract ending in 2013 is a four-year contract with a 7.5% wage increase. Ontario’s present contract ending in 2014 is a two-year contract with frozen wages.

Quebec’s present contract ending in 2015 is a five-year contract with a 5.6% wage increase. Nova Scotia’s present contract ending in 2015 is a three-year contract with a 5.5% wage increase. Newfoundland’s last contract ending in 2012 was a four-year contract with a wage increase of 5%. Prince Edward Island’s last contract ending in 2013 is a two-year contract with frozen wages. New Brunswick’s contract ending in 2016 is a four-year contract with a wage increase of 4%. In B.C., the government is offering the teachers a 10-year contract with a 7.25% wage increase over the first six years, with further open wage negotiations after six years on the remaining four years. It’s not good enough for B.C.

teachers. They want a wage increase of 13.5% on a threeyear contract, and that’s not good enough for taxpayers. The average B.C. teacher’s wage is $89,624 a year - $70,624 in wages and $18,000 in taxpayerfunded benefits. B.C. taxpayers also contribute 16.13% of teacher wages to the teachers’ pension fund. It’s a very generous salary and benefit package when teachers only have to work 188 days a year in relation to other taxpayers in the non-teaching profession who have to work 238 days a year. These are completely outrageous wage demands in comparison to what teachers have negotiated in the other 10 provinces. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

'Vocational school' back in style


graduate, there are kids who graduate, go experiment with the Industry Training out and get one or two credentials before Authority (ITA) is a rudderless mess. they finally find their way into a skills “Certain partners, particularly organized training program,” said Clark, who had her labour, feel marginalized,” McDonald own wander through university campuses wrote. “Others, particularly employers and before going into politics. employers’ associations, do not A couple of weeks ago, Simon feel heard within the system. Fraser University president Over the recent past, several new Andrew Petter downplayed the directions have been introduced, “relatively small” skilled trades such as de-regulation of trades shortage for B.C. industry. and modular training that have “We should not be engaged caused strain because they in a zero-sum kind of battle were not fully inclusive during for dollars,” Petter protested. development, were seen to That’s exactly what he and other benefit single interests, and they university executives are looking impacted the whole system.” Tom at, and it will be based on the The ITA board is being Fletcher latest graduate employment data replaced, with union and labour demand forecasts. representation restored, and One of the key architects of this advisory councils from industrial sweeping plan is Jessica McDonald, who employers will update their hiring needs. shook up the public service while serving The B.C. Federation of Labour and the as Gordon Campbell’s deputy minister. construction unions have all but abandoned Her report on trades training confirms what the NDP after Adrian Dix’s disastrous pitch Campbell’s critics in the labour movement for urban anti-industry votes last year. B.C. have long said: the government’s 10-year Fed president Jim Sinclair was an early


he B.C. Liberal government has rolled out its ambitious overhaul of the public education system, from kindergarten to graduate school, much to the horror of its left-wing establishment. The formal title is B.C.’s Skills For Jobs Blueprint: Re-engineering Education and Training. It’s designed to dovetail with the Harper regime’s Canada Job Grant that requires employers to co-sponsor training spaces, so they will hire the students at the end. Elementary and middle school curriculum is being revised to increase emphasis on hands-on experience. High school and post-secondary skilled trades programs are getting more money, but it’s going to be shifted from under-performing programs that don’t lead to jobs. Premier Christy Clark took another swipe at the bias of British Columbia’s system before heading to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong on another liquefied natural gas sales trip. She noted that 20 per cent of B.C. students, and nearly half of Aboriginal students, don’t finish high school. “Not only are there kids who don’t

advocate for rescuing skilled trades from the second-class status they received in a culture fixated on university for two generations. That culture has created glaring problems. There are too many institutions offering the same courses. As with health care, block funding is handed out without any serious effort to measure the results. For many students, university has become an extension of adolescence, finding one’s self through philosophy or film studies. Employers get their share of blame from McDonald. Not only did they chop up trades training to make it cheaper to obtain, their preferred source of skilled workers has been to poach from other employers who paid to train them. Skills-based employment data will be made public for students to make career choices. Finally, students coming out of high school will have a way to assess what they can expect after $50,000 or more is spent on higher education. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email:


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the province Youth killed in two-vehicle crash VERNON – A 14-year-old Vernon boy is dead after the vehicle he was in struck another on May 5. Lake Country RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road shortly before 4 p.m. “Apparently, a black Dodge pickup was travelling southbound in the outside lane when it was struck, head-on, by a northbound white Pontiac Sunfire,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark. “According to witnesses, the Pontiac was moving with the flow of traffic when it suddenly swerved left across oncoming lanes and impacted the Dodge pickup. “The force of the collision caused the truck to overturn onto its roof while the Pontiac was sent into the ditch on the southbound side of the highway.” The passenger of the Pontiac, a 14-year-old Vernon boy, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver, a 17-year-old Vernon boy, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to the Kelowna General Hospital. The passenger of the pickup truck, a 25-year-old Lumby woman also suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries while the driver, a 26-year-old Lumby man, was relatively unscathed. The initial investigation suggests that neither speed nor alcohol are factors in the crash. Sex offender denied bail PORT COQUITLAM - A British Columbia man who served five years in a Thai prison for sexually assaulting boys must remain in a Canadian jail while he awaits trial on new charges. A provincial court judge refused bail for former English teacher Christopher Neil, 39. Neil faces 10 charges, half of those are related to accusations based in Southeast Asia. RCMP collected evidence abroad that he committed sex crimes against children in Cambodia a decade ago. Neil is also accused of accessing and possessing child pornography while living in Metro Vancouver last year.

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Local RCMP dealt with vehicle issues Police

report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 80 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Excessive speed On May 2, an officer from the 100 Mile House unit of CaribooChilcotin Traffic Services was conducting stationary radar enforcement Highway 97 near Bullock Lake Road when he observed a black Acura travelling at high rate of speed. The vehicle was observed to be travelling in excess of 150

km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone. It was stopped and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. Rollover incident On May 1, police responded to a report of a single-vehicle incident near the north end of Lac La Hache. The complaint indicated the passenger was severely injured. Police attended the scene and located a Ford convertible that had rolled down the embankment. The driver was already outside of the vehicle. The passen-

ger was extricated by 100 Mile House FireRescue, and then the driver and passenger were transported by ambulance to hospital in Williams Lake. Speed was believed to be a factor in the collision; however, it

remains under investigation.

Stolen vehicle On April 30, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a vehicle being taken without consent. The complainant noticed the vehicle was

missing and knew the owner was out of town. RCMP located the vehicle in the Safeway parking lot with four occupants inside it. The driver was arrested for taking a vehicle without consent and released on a promise

to appear, with a court date July 8, 2014.

Court update This is an update for an April 5 incident involving 49-year-old Alan Engstrom for allegedly possessing a knife and putting it to the throat of a male.

Engstrom was located and arrested. He appeared in court and was sentenced to 215 days in jail. Engstrom was also given a one-year probation upon his release. Continued on A12

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1-800-222-TIPS On May 5, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a break-and-enter to a business near Bridge Lake on Highway 24. The complainant, an employee of Interior Roads out at Bridge Lake, stated the gate at the entrance had been taken off its hinges. Wires attached to a gas fuel tank were cut and the suspect attempted to steal fuel. RCMP is requesting the public’s help in attempting to identify suspects. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also contact Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party, Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

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from the local fire departments were on scene. The MFLNRO sent air tankers, but they were not used, explains Blades. FGVFD chief Bob Felker says a man was burning grass on his property when the fire spread out of control. He says conditions are “scary dry.”


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Birch Avenue paving underway Work will get underway any day now for repaving Birch Avenue in downtown 100 Mile House. “We’ll start the grinding later this week,” said District of 100 Mile House director of operations Phil Strain on May 5. “And, then paving next week, starting from First Street up to Horse Lake

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Calling all cowboys and cowgirls, the rodeo is coming to town. The South Cariboo Rodeo Association is hosting the 100 Mile House Rodeo, an annual event, at the Outriders Rodeo Grounds this May long weekend (May 18-19). A large number of events are set, including bull riding, team roping, calf roping, ladies barrel racing and junior barrel racing. General admission is $10. Students and seniors get in for $5. Children six and under get in free. New features this year include a pie booth and milkshakes. A fundraising dinner and dance at Jake’s Pub in 100 Mile House is kicking things off on May 17. South Cariboo Rodeo Association president


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food self-sufficiency.” Hennecker says it is a “little ridiculous” that Food advocates some local institutions and farmers, both buy food, such as applelocally and across the sauce, from China. province, echo the BC The importance of Food Systems Network a consistent local food (BCFSN) in welcom- supply is “pretty obviing a legislative bill that ous” with the current promotes local food drought in California, systems. which will use its water The Local for people first, Food Act, he adds. tabled by NDP “I’ve heard Saanich MLA there are tens Lana Popham, of thousands of includes supacres they are ports intended not going to put to grow the into produclocal food tion this year, Rod economy, and is Hennecker just simply similar to legisbecause they lation passed in Ontario don’t have the water.” last fall. Even the greenhouse The BCFSN states gas skeptics are beginthe NDP’s bill sup- ning to recognize that ports farmers and climate change “is upon would ensure both food us, Hennecker notes.” security and the availHowever, he says the ability of farmland for Cariboo can be posithe current and next tioned for increased generation. food production, with Noting the bill was inherent strengths such introduced by the as the proximity of the Opposition, South Fraser River. Cariboo Agri-Culture As it is, a wildfire, Enterprise Centre chair other natural disaster or Rod Hennecker says he even wide-spread strike doesn’t believe it stands action were to close much chance in passing down transportation, it into law. would leave local com“If it did come out munities “hooped” with into the light, it would only a few days food be a good thing because supply, he notes. it supports local food Hennecker adds buyproduction [especially] ing food from local if hospitals, schools and producers also helps different institutions ensure they will be were mandated to buy there when they are a certain percentage of most needed to supply their food.” food for South Cariboo A key to food secu- residents. rity is to provide a ready He also supports market for local pro- the bill’s proposal for ducers, he explains. further government “A lot of the focus investment in the with B.C. agricul- British Columbia agriture is to export it and culture sector, and looks rely on other sources forward to the possible – California, Chile or return of farm-friendly wherever. Buy BC promotions. "It is important that “It was open to any we should strive toward B.C. producers, and you Free Press

could read it right there on the supermarket shelves.” Howie McMillan is the moderator for the

100milefood@bcfsnlistserve-mail group, which consists of more local folks also concerned about food security.

“As a representative of a local food movement in the South Cariboo, I wish to express our enthusiastic support

of the recently tabled Local Food Act,” says McMillan. “This proposed act effectively addresses

local concerns around food security and initiatives to assist and encourage local farming and food production.”

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The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market is back.

A grand opening celebration with free food, free coffee and a draw for market goods is set for May 9. There’s also a cake

walk planned for 11 a.m. Visitors will find a variety of local wares and produce, crafts, seeds, concession stands

and new vendors. “The market just does it all,” says Karen Greenwood , president of the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market.

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The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market is having a grand opening celebration in front of the community hall in 100 Mile House on May 9.

Council hears audit

COUNCIL B R I E F S Following are the highlights from the April 22 District of 100 Mile House council meeting:

District books in order The audited 2013 consolidated financial statements for the District of 100 Mile House were presented to mayor, councillors and District staff by PMT Chartered Accountants (PMT).

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cant” reduction in some of the long-term debt, he noted. Solly said the municipal books were kept in “very good order” and the net financial assets were about $5.8 million at the end of the year, in comparison with $3.47 million for 2012.

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“I think it’s more important than it seems to be. That people are gathering and happy to be outside with friends in a good atmosphere, and connecting with people from around the region.” There’s also good, live music. “We’re going to have music every week with Candace Copley. She is inviting other musicians to come and play at the market. "We want people to get a hold of us if they’re interested.” The market is located on Third Street and Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House and open Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market on Facebook or call 250-397-2547.


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It’s time again to start thinking about changes to the garden. Whether you’re working with a condo-sized plot, or several acres, the dilemma is always the same, “what to plant?” The answer is the same regardless, “whatever makes you happy”! No matter how much space you have available, the main consideration is always “is it hardy for our Zone 2 to Zone 3B gardens?” Once that’s settled, you’ll have to decide if it will be focused on food production, flowers and decorative features, or a bit of both. Next is finding plants that you’re confident will perform based on your skill level and time restraints. One of the great things about having your own garden space is that besides the fresh air and exercise, the payoff comes in having fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers that are often not available at the grocery store. The savvy gardener knows that if you use your planting space for things that are hard to find or just downright expensive you’ll not only have bragging rights as the first kid on the block to grow them, but you’ll have saved a considerable bit of money as well. So what are some of the plants that are hardy for this area? At the top of the list is Asparagus! It’s a hardy perennial (comes back reliably yearly), you can hide it in the flower bed for double duty and fresh asparagus is worth it. As long as we’re looking at the flower bed, why not try some eggplants, specialty peppers or cherry tomatoes? They come in pretty jewel tones and fit in very well amongst the roses. Looking for foliage? Try some Ostrich Ferns (Matteucia Struthiopteris), you’ll be rewarded with a harvest of Fiddlehead Greens every Spring! For a border or hedge, why not consider something unusual like Pink Currants or Pink Blueberries? Another very hardy favourite of mine is the Haskap (or “Honey Berry”). You need to plant at least three and a “pollinator” to get a huge harvest, but they’re worth every inch of space they take up, producing dependably for years. You’ll get the full benefit of the lovely foliage and gorgeous berries as a bonus. The standard varieties of small fruits all work well in a vegetable, flower or mixed planting. Maybe this is the year to try some of the new Hardy Grapes to fancy up a fence or arbor in a sunny spot in the yard. The new Navajo Blackberry variety promises something really new for the Cariboo gardener with a nice sheltered South facing spot. And to get some real height in the back of the beds, Jerusalem Artichokes deliver a hardy perennial 6-feet-plus jungle of Sunflower-looking stalks (they’re related) and maybe a flush of little yellow flowers and the tastiest, healthiest tubers to enjoy each Fall. They’re even recommended for diabetics as a starch substitute. And speaking of healthy alternatives, there is a “New” old variety of potatoes available this year, the Nicola variety has a very low Glycemic Index number, far less than the standard starchy potato. So you see, you can make the most of our Cariboo growing season and all of the space you have available. You can have a gorgeous landscape, healthy fresh produce and be the envy of all your gardening and gourmet friends! Come and see us at Timber Mart for ideas, knowhow and the very latest in fruits, veggies and ideas to make your garden this year the BEST ever! Article provided by Gina Myhill-Jones, Timber Mart Garden Centre

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while the fees for a radio-off meter were effective as of April 1, The British Columbia 2014. Utilities Commission Last summer, the B.C. (BCUC) has approved Liberal government the Meter Choices announced three choicProgram fees that will es for eligible residential apply to customers who customers who refused choose to retain an old to have a smart meter hydro meter or a radio- installed: off meter instead of a • A standard smart smart meter. meter at no cost; BC Hydro • A radio-off filed an applimeter for a $100 cation in the set-up fee and fall of 2013 $20 monthly fee; to recover and fees to offset • Keeping an the expense old meter for a of providing $35 monthly fee Gary meter options as long as stock young to eligible cuslasts. tomers. The province notes The BCUC deter- the BCUC’s role was to mined the cost for independently review customers who have the fees. retained an old meter However, Lac la will be $32.40 a month, Hache resident Gary while the cost for cus- Young, who has vigortomers who chose a ously opposed the B.C. radio-off meter will be Liberal government’s $20 a month. smart meter program The set up cost for a since it was introduced, radio-off meter will be says he believes the $22.60 with an exit fee “so-called approval" of of $55 for an overall fee fees for not accepting a of about $77. smart meters "isn’t an Due to some of the approval at all.” final fees differing Young vociferously from the interim rate, opposed the smart BC Hydro will adjust meter program because customers’ bills accord- it was being foisted on ingly. British Columbians. The fees to retain an “This is just another old meter came into twisted move by our effect Dec. 2, 2013, B.C. Liberal governFree Press

ment to get its way, and with the majority, it has. There is little or no need to seek any real approval from the citizens and taxpayers.” If BC Hydro is broke as the government claims, then it is the B.C. Liberals who siphon off millions of dollars from the fees already in place, Young says. “Now, we have large increases that put seniors and others in a situation of [getting] less for their money than ever before.” Approximately 68,000 or three per cent of BC Hydro customers had the option of making a choice as part of the Meter Choices Program. Young was one of the BC Hydro customers who refused to have a smart meter installed on his home, and the Lac la Hache resident vowed he wouldn’t pay the extra fees. However, he had the meter installed when lawyers told him there was no way he could avoid paying the fees. “I certainly think it is typical of the B.C. Liberal government to use financial extortion and threats through BC Hydro to get what people don’t want,” Young concludes.



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Period costumes are all the rage at the Clinton Annual Ball, as was the case last year when Jennifer Bolster, left, Raven Nyman and Sandi Burrage showed up in these lovely gowns. This year’s 147th Clinton Annual Ball on May 17 promises to provide similar elegant gowns.

Clinton's 147th ball ready to go May 17 Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon to attend Clinton Annual Ball

Clinton Annual Ball Committee members are extremely pleased Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has accepted their invitation to the 147th Clinton Annual Ball on May 17. The Clinton Annual Ball is believed to be the oldest continuously running event of its kind in Canada. The first ball was a week-long affair, held in January 1868, in the lobby of the Clinton Hotel. Guests were invited and travelled from afar to attend the ball. The women wore dresses ordered from Victoria, San Francisco and even Europe. The ball has continued without a break since 1868, surviving two major world wars, a depression and major demographic changes. This year, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner, be entertained by the magic of Clinton

W. Gray, and dance the night away to the music of the popular Evergreen Drifters. “We are delighted that Her Honour has accepted our invitation. We are privileged to host her at our 147th Annual Ball,” says Clare Warner, Clinton Annual Ball Committee chair. Two other Lieutenant

Governors have attended the annual ball in the last decade: Her Honour Iona Campagnolo in 2004 and His Honour Steven Point in 2010. Tickets for the ball are available by calling 250-459-7725. Further information is available on the Annual Ball website www.clinton

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FAST bytes U18 HOCKEY Cassidy Mellott of 100 Mile House is skating for a spot on British Columbia's 2015 U18 hockey team at a provincial camp in Lake Cowichan on May 16-19. Mellott played on Team Thunder, the runner ups, at the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup with the province's top 80 players in Salmon Arm from April 23-27. For more on the sharp shooting local hockey talent, read the May 14 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

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Brianna Uphill carried the ball while teammates Chantelle Walters, middle, and Megan Speers played defence during a Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School girls' soccer team practice in 100 Mile House on May 1.

Soccer season gets rolling PSO girls play frosty game of footy in Williams Lake

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It's a striking contrast. Ahead of its first tournament, the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School girls soccer team practiced in 100 Mile House on a dry pitch under a warm sun on May 1. In Williams Lake on May 3, the field was covered with snow, and it kept falling from a cloudy grey sky. Spring in the Cariboo. Coach Tory Anchikoski says the weather on Saturday made for an “interesting” game, and overall she was fairly pleased with the results of the three game tourney. Williams Lake beat 100 Mile House 2-1 on May 2. Brianna Uphill scored for PSO, which with only two subs to Williams Lake's six, still dominated the second half, Anchikoski says. The local girls beat a junior team from Fort. St. James Secondary School 3-0 later that day. Carly Evans, Charlie McQueen and Chantelle Walters scored goals. On May 3, in the dead of winter, PSO played one player short and lost 3-2, with goals scored by Megan Speers and Aylish Dunk The team is getting ready for Senior Girls Soccer Zones in Prince George on May 14-16. At a recent practice, Grade 12 students Kaila Paterson and Katelyn Raimundo were named captains. Anchikoski says she was pleasantly surprised to have 18 girls sign up. Most of the players are in

ROPING WIN Rike Wieth of Lone Butte won first place at a recent British Columbia Rodeo Association event. The local rider won with a score of 2.6 and won a payout of $587.86 at the Nechako Valley Rodeo in Vanderhoof on April 26-27. Wieth just edged out second place finisher Kirsten Bell of Houston who scored a 2.8.


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The PSO girls' soccer team played its first tournament in Williams Lake in the snow on May 2-3.

Grade 12, however the team also includes a handful of Grade 11 and Grade 9 students. “It's really nice having the Grade 9 and Grade 11 [players] right now, because they're going to be the core of the team next year.”

The team is hosting a fundraiser at the 100 Mile Truck & Car Wash on Alder Avenue in 100 Mile House on May 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 and May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There's a chance of rain in the forecast.

The Government of British Columbia recently announced $100,000 in support of Skate Canada International, which will bring international competitors and visitors to Kelowna this fall. Skate Canada International will be held at Prospera Place in Kelowna Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Nearly 20,000 spectators are expected to attend the event. This is the first time Kelowna has hosted Skate Canada International. The last event held in B.C. was in 2006 in Victoria.


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8:00 p.m., May 14, 2014 at interlakes community hall Ocp amendment More than a dozen 100 Mile House runners took part in Boogie The Bridge in Kamloops on April 27. for charity.

Boogie runners rock it

Over a dozen women from 100 Mile House were among the more than 2,100 runners boogieing in Kamloops on April 27. The annual Boogie The Bridge event sees runners and walkers complete distances of one-kilometre, five-km, 10-km and 21-km for charity. Funds this year – the event raised $143,000 – went to the Youth Club Program run by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Family Tree Family Centre in Kamloops. “We went and did it and it was a blast,” says Lori Cleave, who helped organize the

100 Mile House team. “Our entire team did fantastic. There were five girls who ran their first [10-km runs] and Susan Connaty did her first 21-km half-marathon, and she absolutely rocked it.” The annual race starts in downtown Kamloops and crosses Overlanders Bridge. It's a fun familyoriented event and participants walked, biked, used rollerblades and pushed strollers completing the course. Cleave says the local runners decided to become a travelling team to help raise money for those in need.

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The CRD has also received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4768 District Lot 1451, Lillooet District, Except Plans 34504, 34999 and EPP8254, from Rural 1 (RR 1) and Rural 3 (RR 3) zones to Lakeshore Residential 2 (RL 2), Rural 2 (RR 2), Rural 3 (RR 3) and Open Space, Parkland (OSP) zones (minimum lot size – 2 ha)(maximum density – 3 lots, only 2 proposed) Purpose for Rezoning: To create an 18-lot subdivision with a small linear park to protect the existing wildlife corridor. The subject property is located at Bridge Lake North Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Virginia and Charles MacPherson, Gordon Ross and Patricia and Robert Allison.

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Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. All verbal and written submissions will become the public record. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 7, 2014 to May 14, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 7, 2014 to May 14, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Karen Moores, B.Sc., P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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It's a long drive back and forth to Fernie, and Dale Hladun can attest to that. The 100 Mile House Wranglers' new coach/ general manager – they call him “Duner” – spared the time it takes a Zamboni to clean a sheet of ice and talked about the Junior B hockey club's recent Spring Prospects Camp, and his 900-kilometre transition from the East Kootenay region to the South Cariboo. “I can't wait to be here full time,” Hladun says twice between games at the camp the local Junior B hockey club hosted at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on April 26. Originally from

Manitoba, Hladun has been a fixture in the British Columbia hockey scene for years. He used to run youth hockey in Kelowna, and spent time coaching in the British Columbia Hockey League. He acted as coach and general manager for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League's (KIJHL) Princeton Posse for eight seasons, before taking on those roles with the Fernie Ghostriders, also of the KIJHL, in 2013-14. Wranglers president Tom Bachynski named Hladun coach/gm in late March. He's replacing Doug Rogers, who guided the team to a second round playoff run in its inaugural campaign last season. At that time, Hladun said he was “hitting the

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7:00 p.m., May 14, 2014 at interlakes community hall Ocp amendment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Interlakes Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3906, 2004 by redesignating the property described below: Gaven Crites photo

Wranglers coach Dale Hladun was on the bench during the local Junior B hockey club's spring camp at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on April 26.

ground running” by following Rogers. He praised what his predecessor built here. “Whether I was coming here or not, this would have been a successful franchise and camp would have been full because this is where [players] want to play,” Hladun said.

“I knew of 100 Mile... I knew what the process was like for them trying to come in. I knew they would be a flagship franchise, and sure enough, the first year they were.” He says he has already enjoyed the brief time he has spent in 100 Mile House.

People approach him in coffee shops, or pop in the Wranglers' office, and they're so “friendly,” the coach explains. “I'm still moving and scouting, but I've never felt more welcome in a community. I'm really impressed with the community. I am. It's great.”


Bylaw No. 4893 Lot E, District Lot 1890, Lillooet District, Plan 13996, Except Plans H16010 and KAP56748 from Rural Residential 1 designation to Rural Residential 2 designation. Purpose for Redesignation: To allow the subdivision of the land into two lots.

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The CRD has also received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4894 Lot E, District Lot 1890, Lillooet District, Plan 13996, Except Plans H16010 and KAP56748, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) zone (minimum lot size – 2 ha)(maximum density – 3 lots, only 2 proposed) Purpose for Rezoning: To allow the subdivision of the land into two lots. The subject property is located at 7945 Little Fort Highway 24, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Dwayne and Shelley Kotowick.

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection. Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. All verbal and written submissions will become the public record.

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The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 7, 2014 to May 14, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 7, 2014 to May 14, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Karen Moores, B.Sc., P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

FLAGGERS IN HIGH DEMAND: Training 100 Mile May 10/11. WL May 17/18. $210. For info call 1-866-737-2389 HAY FARM/RANCH: Caretaker wanted at Little Fort, BC. Duties include operating irrigation system, haying help, yard maintenance, etc. Some mechanical aptitude would be beneficial. Salary commensurate with experience, but we can train. Ideal for semi-retired farmer/rancher. Good housing available. Reply by email to: or phone Frank at 250-456-2387 or 250-706-9005. LOOKING for contract logging trucks to haul in the Vernon, Lumby, Salmon Arm, Malakwa area. Steady work. Please call 250-597-4777 Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services FULL & part time front counter help wanted at The Goldfield Bakery, Barkerville, B.C. Send resume to fax 250-994-3241 or email

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West Fraser believes in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. Discover what you can achieve with West Fraser. Our 100 Mile Lumber division is seeking a motivated:

CERTIFIED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Responsibilities include: • Troubleshooting and inspecting equipment to detect faults and malfunctions, • Determining the extent of repair required, • Adjusting equipment and repairing and/or replacing defective parts, • Testing repaired equipment for proper performance, • Cleaning and performing other maintenance work, • Servicing attachments and working tools, • Instructing apprentices. Our ideal candidate will have: • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification • Experience with Caterpillar, Letourneau & Liebherr mobile equipment and Taylor Forklifts • Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills • Proven safety record and the utmost attention to maintain the safe operations of equipment • Solid technical and mechanical skills • Over 4 years of work experience in trades • Our Heavy Duty Mechanics work days, afternoons and graveyards. Considered asset: • Previous experience in sawmill and/or planermill • Additional trade certification or experience West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are interested in a full time long-term career in a modern mill environment. We offer an excellent compensation package including: a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension plan. Safety is one of West Fraser’s core values and our employees can expect a challenging stable work environment with career development opportunities. Rate of pay and benefits as per the USW Local 1-425 Collective Agreement. Interested applicants should apply by sending their resume and proof of qualifications in confidence to Pat Pasanen:, or faxing to (250) 3958254. Applications will be accepted until May 16th, 2014. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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OWNER OPERATORS Did you happen to miss our Job Fair in Kamloops last week? Monarch Transport (1975) Inc. will continue to accept Class 1 Owner Operator applications for our Western Canada Van Division & our US Van Division. Please contact our recruiter at 1-855-877-0619 or email resume with a current Commercial Drivers Abstract to:



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• Are you a fully qualified hair stylist? Full Service Salon • Do you want to advance your career? • Build yourself a large clientele base? • Do you have a friendly, enthusiastic personality? • Do you consider yourself a confident, well-rounded hair stylist with the capability of learning more? • Do you want great working conditions? We are a Wella Concept Salon which enables us to have the opportunity for advanced education and, in turn, offers the best possible service to our clients. We also have an opening for a part-time esthetician. Experience is required for this position. If you feel either of these positions is a fit, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Diane, JD’s Full Service Styling Salon at #3 - 250 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House


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Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/ MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1100 Alward St. Prince George, B.C. V2M 7B1 or Ph: 1-800-811-5664. OR 565 10th Ave. W. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4 Ph: 1-800-663-2524 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 250-791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Rd., 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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Livestock 2 ANGUS yearlings for sale. Call 250-397-2890. BEEF by the side. Locally grown, naturally raised. Ready for this fall. 250-397-2890.

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Misc. Wanted Collectors Currently Buying: Coin Collections, Antiques, Native Art, Old Silver, Paintings, Jewellery etc. We Deal with Estates 778-281-0030 WATER tank on trailer and stock trailer (for 2-3 animals). Call 250-397-2890.

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BC Housing is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250-395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149 2 BDRM apt. as well as office space at Interlakes Corner. Avail. immed. 250-395-4267. CALEDONIA MANOR: Two bdrm apts for rent. Quiet building, with elevator. 100 Mile House. Call for appointment: 250-706-2336 or 250-3950565. PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

Commercial/ Industrial 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. 750sq.ft. retail space available in 108 Mall. Phone 250-3967334. NEWLY renovated retail space available. #1 & #2 355 Birch Ave. 100 Mile Hse appx 1100 sq ft per unit, formerly the Tip Top bldg. Avail Apr 15 call Janet 250-395-2545 for more info RETAIL area: 44’x54’ with overhead door at 750 Exeter Rd. 250-397-2182 $1100./mo

GARAGE SALES 100 MILE: Multi family indoor sale. Sat. May 10 from 8-4 at 5783 Horse Lake Road. Antiques, fly tying equipment, kitchen/household/kids stuff, and lots more! 100 MILE: Sat. May 10 from 9-3 at 900 Jens Street. Dishes, furniture etc. House sold everything must go! 100 MILE: Sat May 10th, 8:30-2:30, E. Free Church, 566 South Birch Ave. To support short-term mission projects. Pastor John 250-395-2337

108 MILE multi-family 4930 Gloinnzun Cres, something for everyone May 10, 9am - 2pm 108 MILE RANCH, Moving sale everything must go, furniture incl yard items, household items incl lawn mower & freezer, 9am - 3pm Sat May 10 & Sun May 11 5216 Davis Road FAWN LAKE moving sale Sat May 10 - Sat May 17 8am 3pm at 6845 Fawn Lake Rd. X-country skis,snowshoes, ski wax kit, glass fishnet floats books, antiques, wooden deck furn, dishes, 8ft sailboat w/sail, 6 ft sliding glass door, two 2 x 4 vinyl windows w/sliders & screens, various household & shop items IMPERIAL RANCHETTES: Sat. May 10 from 8-3 at 6435 Lambley Rd. Girls clothing 6-10, tools, generator, etc.

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LONE BUTTE: Due to weather last weekend, rerunning this Sat only May 10 from 9-5 at 6640 Perrey Rd. Cars, boats, fishing equipment ,antiques, snowboard gear, winter clothing: Helli Hansan, Carhartt etc lots of new clothes for teens, hockey & world soccer jerseys, 35 pictures, jewellery, native art collection, native baskets, lamps, paintball gear, 5000 piece comic book collection, furniture, hot tub, wicker dresser set, skateboard collection, mountain bikes & commercial kitchen equipments: deep fryers, BK1 pressure cookers plus 8 vending machines. Health forces sale. Rain or shine! Everything must go! No reasonable offers rejected. NO EARLY BIRDS.

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Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM, 2 bath mobile, Travellers’ Trailer Park, #58, 100 Mile. Avail. soon. $770/mon plus util. N/P. N/S. Call 250395-4125 for info. 2 BDRM mobile home in 103 Mile MHP. Washer & dryer. Sm. pets neg. New water system. $600/mon. 250-395-3178. 2 BEDROOM mobile for rent on 3/4 acres. $850/mth (negotiable). Fully fenced yard, large deck, storage shed, 10 mins from 100 Mile. Walking distance to Horse lake. Avail. June 1st. Call Cindy 250-5934533 between 8 - 9 am, or 5 9 pm. Or Brad 1-403-818-0467 anytime.

IMPERIAL RANCHETTES: Multi family sale Sat. May 10 at 8am, at 6118 Lakeshore Drive. Home, garden, fishing, golf & stamps. Free Plants. 250-395-3630. Weather permitting.


Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 1 BDRM unit newly renovated, in 100 Mile. Call 250397-2041 for details. 3 BDRM duplex, Gateway area, $600/mo. Avail. Apr 15 250-395-1098, 250-3954913. 3 BDRM suite. $900/mon. includes utilities. No pets. Avail. June 1. Phone 778-485-0043. QUIET updated 1 bdrm $500. Laundry included. Gateway area. 250-395-2080.

HORSE LAKE: Multi family sale. Sat. May 10 from 8-1:30 at 6151 Lakeshore Drive. Oak desk & chair, collectibles, belly boat, waders, furniture, small appliances, etc.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Tina Mathilde Marie Ida Christiane Graefin Von Platen-Hallermund, Deceased (the “Estate), formerly of 100 Mile House, British Columbia

3 BDRM mobile with large addition at 93 Mile Loop Rd. on 5 acres. F/S. Great for animals. Avail. May 1 250-395-2744 or 250-706-2199. Damage Deposit req’d. 6298 MOOSE POINT DRIVE, across from Watch Lake Access, 2 bdrm house, gas fireplace, electric baseboard heaters, w/d, insulated hobby shop. $795/mth. 250-456-7503. EAGLE CREEK ROAD 3 bdrm, furnished NS NP Appl incl Ref req. Avail. immed $700/mon. 250-397-2351. HOMES: For rent or maybe for sale: 2-5 bdrm homes ranging from $650 - $1160 per mon. plus utilities. 250-395-4602 or 250-706-9701. SMALL 2 bdrm mobile Scott Rd. 100 Mile. 4 appl, oil heat. $525/mon. DD. 250-397-2083

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coming back to the Crown, which means less financial resources John Horgan put for health care, for eduon steel-toed boots cation and vital social for his first programs. public appear“We need ance as B.C. to change NDP Leader to that. New emphasize his Democrats hissupport for the torically have jobs created by talked about natural resource the importance development. of the economy John Speaking to and our valuhorgan reporters on able social May 2 after programs. a tour of the Western "We have a disconStevedoring port in nect in place now and North Vancouver, I intend, over the next Horgan repeated his three years, to change wait-and-see posi- that.� tion on the proposed Horgan said the expansion of the broad support for his TransMountain oil leadership shows he has pipeline from Alberta healed divisions over to Burnaby, and empha- balancing economic sized his support for growth with environliquefied natural gas mental protection. development. The NDP Leader He said the B.C. added he will meet this Liberal government summer with former has placed too much premier Mike Harcourt, emphasis on LNG who quit the party exports, and it’s been in April over its per“giving away� the prov- formance in the 2013 ince’s natural resources. election. “For the past 12 years, Horgan’s inaugurathe B.C. Liberals have tion took place on May seen a decrease in value 4 in Vancouver, and from our resources now he's off to work. Black Press

Folks confident with business British Columbia’s small business optimism grew slightly in April, improving half a point to 71.9, second only to Saskatchewan. Hiring intentions remained stable, with 26 per cent of owners planning to add full-time employees in the next few months, compared to only four per cent expecting to shed staff. Thirty-eight per cent of owners say the state of their business is good, versus 12 per cent who say it is bad – unchanged from last month. “B.C.’s small business optimism has held for several months in a row, and this stability suggests that confidence in our provincial economy has taken root,� says Kimball Kastelen, CFIB’s B.C. policy analyst. “We are in a much better place than where we were a year ago. That said, B.C. small businesses will be facing new challenges, such as MMBC recycling costs, and we will be watching closely to evaluate their impact.�

1.4 million flu shots a record

100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, May 07, 2014

By Tom Fletcher Black Press

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 British Columbia 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 on April 23. One health-care aide in Grand Forks was fired after repeatedly refusing to wear a mask when working around patients. 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 resid-

ual immunity, perhaps from previous infection or previous vaccination, and the group that had the least immunity was the 25- to 60-year-olds. 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.

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The South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (SCRGC) is holding this year’s gala event at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on May 23. The presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp and folks will want to get there early to grab the best seats. The gymnasts will be showcasing their group and solo routines using different apparatus, such as balls, hoops, ribbons and clubs.

The cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. There will be a cookie concession, raffle baskets and stuffies to toss to the performers. This event will help raise funds for all of the gymnasts who will be participating at the Canadian Nationals in Calgary. We are pleased to announce that all the girls participating in the




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Their creative side Students' self-portraits, variety of artwork on display at local gallery Gaven Crites Free Press

Ashely Holyk likes to draw eyes, and animals. Caily Mellott wasn't sure it was going to be a person in the end, but it was. Becky Kinsella had to be patient, because the patterns were tricky. These Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students were the ones who volunteered to discuss their artwork currently on display at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. A number of large self portraits adorn the walls there, as do eye-catching photographs and colourful acrylics capturing an array of interesting subjects. There's also a huge mural of tiny red, yellow, blue and green figures all connected and holding on at the wrists and ankles and striking different poses. The exhibit opened on May 2 and runs until May 23. Art teacher David Henderson says the show benefits both the students and the community. “The students can gain some confidence by putting their work out in the public... [and knowing] a significant number of people are going to be seeing it, they might spend a little more extra time [on it]. Also, it's nice for the public to see what the younger folks are up to and how creative they are.” The work on display is from local students Grades 8 to 12. Peggie Freed, a shop volunteer and

Parkside Art Gallery board member, thinks there are some amazing young artists in town. “The kids blow me away with the quality of their work. I think it would be really awesome if we could have their work here more often, so the public can see how many really talented kids we have.” “If the art is always hidden at the school,” she adds, “the community doesn't really [see] how much they have to offer.” Holyk, a Grade 8 student, says having her drawing up in public for people to see is pretty cool, and so is art class. She looked over her self-portrait. “I hope they're surprised because my eyes are black,” she says. “I hope they like it.” Mellott, a Grade 9 student, says her self-portrait took a long time to do. “I didn't think I was really good at art at first. But when you kind of let yourself draw, and kind of do what you're good at, it kind of works.” Kinsella is in Grade 9. When drawing yourself, “you get very self-conscious of every little thing,” she says. She also plays guitar and piano and gives art class a “nine out of 10.” Of the people who walk by her selfportrait, she says: “They'll see me, I guess. It's cool.” Parkside Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.


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As her run in a nation-wide music contest came to an end in the regional finals, Candace Copley was emphatic about her appreciation of the support she received. The Lac la Hache artist says she didn’t want to disappoint the “crazy amount of people that were religiously voting, every single day, on every device” to help her advance in CBC Music’s Searchlight competition. “That was the best part of it – to see how many people support me.” More than 4,500 musical acts were entered when voting in the Searchlight contest started in March. Copley was one of 10

regional finalists, one of 230 remaining from across Canada, and was eliminated when that round of voting ended on April 21. (A Fort St. John duo called “Twin Peaks” was this region’s winner.) The annual competition is about discovering the nation’s next great musical act, while in the process connecting performers with their communities, and each other, through social media.

“I’m touched by all the kind words everyone sent to me throughout the contest,” says Copley. “It makes me proud to be a part of this community.” The singer-songwriter teaches guitar to local youth and is a former Cariboo Idol winner. She performs regularly at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market in 100 Mile House during the summer - much to the customers' delight. Continued on B5

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After a one year hiatus, the idols are back. The 2014 Cariboo Idols include: Alyssa Lindberg, Stephen Perry, Britta Westerager, Tanya Guenther, Miranda Pettitt, Kira Saenger, Jillian Thomson, Niki Watson, Tyrell Norton, Ella May. “It went well,” says organizer Rob Fry of the auditions at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on May 1-4. “There are a lot of new faces this year, and some of the older ones that have been in it before. I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be a lot of work, I know that much.” "We will also have some

guests performances along with us at some of the events as well this season." The vocal talent contest is open to singers of all ages from the Cariboo-Chilcotin. The top 10 idols are set to perform at a number of future community events, starting with the Cariboo Women's Fair on May 9-10 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. After that, the next show looks to be at the Interlakes Economic Association’s inaugural farmers' market in June, Fry explains. Guenther, of 108 Mile Ranch, auditioned on May 1. She played guitar and sang a folk song called “Mama Remember,” which is written by Dixie Hall and Tom T. Hall.

Guenther plays fiddle with Front Porch, a local bluegrass group. However, this was her first time auditioning for judges. She was encouraged to do it by her daughter. “Anytime you can perform and help charity or another organization, it's worthwhile,” she says of the Idol experience. Fry was one of the judges. Before the auditions, he said Cariboo Idol is a good platform for musicians to have their voices heard. “There are a lot of good musicians, singers and song writers, but they don't get the opportunity to get out and perform. This gives them a lot of different venues to come along and perform in front of a crowd.”

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National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs May 4-10 under the theme Busting the Myths about Hospice Palliative Care. The 100 Mile House District Hospice Palliative Care Society (HPCS), along with Sunrise Ford, Save-OnFoods and Focused Fitness, is participating in this Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association initiative. HPCS volunteer

Agnes Werth says the Ford Canada Drive 4UR Community Event will see Sunrise Ford on site at the Save-On-Foods parking lot on May 10, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be a great variety of new vehicles for folks to test drive and helpful staff to assist you. Just a few minutes of your time will see a $20 donation provided to the local hospice group from Ford Canada for every person who completes a test drive, she explains.

Werth adds barbecued hotdogs and beverages will also be available. Moms and dads will be happy to know the children will be able to enjoy the bouncy castle that will be set up for playtime by donation. “At some time in the future, there will be a raffle. I don’t know the date yet, but the raffle items will be displayed at this event.” In another fundraiser for HPCS, the Second Annual Cariboo Spring 10-km Run, Relay

or Walk Around the Lakes also happens May 10. It starts at the 108 Mile Heritage Site at 9 a.m. and includes five-kilometre walks for individuals or relays for teams of two. It is sponsored by Focused Fitness, so call Kam Taylor at 778482-1796 or e-mail focusedfitnesskt@ for more information. See the related story in the April 30 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

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Werth notes one myth to be busted for the promotional week is that receiving hospice palliative care means you will die soon. The fact is that hospice palliative care is not just for the final days or months of life, it is a holistic approach, including pain/symptom management, caregiver support, spiritual care, bereavement and much more. For more information, call the HPCS office at 250-395-7680.

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

• May 7-29 – The Peter Skene Ogden Student Art Show is being featured at Parkside Art Gallery. This is an opportunity to support of our youth in their interpretation of the arts. The Gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. and it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. • May 9-10 – The Cariboo Women’s Fair happens at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Mother’s Day weekend (not Sunday), with a focus on women’s health and wellness, beauty and fashion, products and services, and business. The adults-only Ladies Night Out wine and cheese on Friday night (May 9) offers entertainment, with a $10 entry fee. May 10 will feature vendor booths, exhibitors, speakers and presentations, for a $5 entry fee. • May 10 – The Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Auxiliary is hosting a Mother’s Day Strawberry Tea at the South Cariboo Health Centre cafeteria, 555 Cedar Ave., from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission by donation. • May 10 – The Eclectica Community Choir is presenting its annual Spring Concert, which will be held at Martin Exeter Hall, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a medley of songs from Les Miserables, the Ogden Sisters, a new trio and local bluegrass band, Front Porch, will be performing. Admission is by donation at the door, with the proceeds going to the Millsite Lodge/Fischer Place Auxiliary and the 100 Mile General District Hospital Auxiliary. • May 10 – The 100 Mile House Branch Library is offering a selection of remarkable Oscar-winning NFB titles from 2-4:30 p.m. They include animated shorts: The Sand Castle (Co Hoedeman, 1977); The Danish Poet (Torill Kove, 2006); Bob’s Birthday (Alison Snowden and David Fine, 1994); and Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952). The documentary Flamenco (Cynthia Scott, 1984) will be feature at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call the library at 250-395-2332 or drop in. • May 15 – The 100 Mile House Branch Library is presenting the free National Film Board’s screening of My Prairie Home from 6-8 p.m. This intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. • May 17 – The 147th Clinton Annual Ball will be held at Clinton Memorial Hall. Ball tickets are available are available by calling 250459-7725 and more information on the event is on the annual ball website at www.clinton • May 18 – The Hun City Hunnies is presenting Creedence Revived, a Creedence Clearwater Rival tribute band from Chicago at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre (SCRC), starting at 7 p.m. Half of the proceeds is going to a local charity. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. they are on sale now at TW Tanning, 100 Mile Feed & Ranch Supply, The Log House and the SCRC.


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their contribution has made, she adds. “Our veterinary costs exceed $5 million a year, and as a not-forprofit organization, we simply could not do the work we do without the generosity of individuals who reach out to give the wonderful animals in our care a second chance.” To help save a life, please visit medicalemergency. Lorie Chortyk is the general manager for community relations for the BC SPCA.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Everyone had a great time when Eliza Archie Memorial School hosted its annual Floor Hockey Jamboree on April 11. The event was dedicated to the memory of Raymond Daniels and 160 students from six schools participated. The students not only participated in floor hockey, but they also did some crafts under the watchful eyes of the helpful Elders, had lunch and were officially welcomed by Chief Mike Archie.


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In the month of April, Eliza Archie Memorial School (EAMS) had a floor hockey jamboree and the students made Easter crafts with the elders. Sunny weather means I can ride my bike to school and we get to have our physical education outside. I like to have P.E. outside because there are more places to run and more things to do. On April 11, our school hosted a floor hockey jamboree in memory of Raymond Daniels. We started off with traditional drumming and were welcomed by Chief Mike Archie. There were 160 kids divided in to 12 teams. Five schools came plus our school. That makes six teams altogether. All we did was put tables in the middle of the floor, so we can have two games at once. It is faster than having just

then we came back in after they were ready. To make a butterfly, we had to paint on coffee filters and then we grabbed each side and put them together with clothes pins. The clothes pins had a magnet on it. There was another craft for people to make a chicken or bunny rabbit. To make them you used a toilet paper roll and a strip of coloured

paper, coloured feathers and “googly” eyes. We had a fun April. The new month made a lot of changes with the weather. Summer is coming fast. Next year I will be in Grade 7. I am looking forward to more science chemistry and to get more freedom. Quincy Archie is a Grade 6 student at Eliza Archie Memorial School.

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100 MILE q The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave., starting at 1 p.m. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a Mother’s Day craft event for children five to 12 years old today (May 7) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Come and join us for a fun-filled craft session. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. For more information, call the library at 250-395-2332 or drop in. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting will be on May 8 in the Millsite board room at 1 p.m. (this month only). New members always welcome. For further information, contact Ruth at 100 MILE q The Caregivers Support Group is changing its schedule and will now meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. and on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The group meets in the basement of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (corner of the Horse Lake and Blackstock roads). In May the meetings will be on May 13 and May 22. The change was made to help the people who can attend only when the person they look after is at the Adult Daycare program. GREEN LAKE q The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Garage/Bake Sale at the fire hall, 546 Green Lake Road South, on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is the fire department auxiliary’s major fundraiser with proceeds going toward the annual operating budget – donations gratefully accepted. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (researching family history) is hosting a workshop at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on May 20 at 1 p.m. Guest speaker Phyllis Galloway will do a presentation, entitled Getting Organized. For more information, contact Millie at 250-395-2079.


100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. Carole Rooney photo

Author Bonnie McDonald, holding her book Getting the Job You Love, was special guest at a recent Reading By Other Means book club workshop at the 100 Mile House Branch Library.

100 MILE q Author Michael Maser will be reading from his novel Gold Mad at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on May 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. From the Klondike gold rush to San Francisco and back north to the daunting coastline of British Columbia, this thrilling historical novel pits the lust for Klondike riches against a sharply oppositional cultural ideal. The reading will be followed by a gold panning demonstration. For more information, call the library at 250-395-2332 or drop in. 100 MILE q The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is hosting the Purina Walk For Dog Guides at 108 Lake Main Beach on May 25. Registration for the fundraising event is at noon, with the walk with your dogs starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 250-791-5663. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Aquatic Society is holding its annual general meeting in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room on May 27, starting at 6 p.m. All are welcome to come and learn about recent developments and how they can help to make the dream of an aquatic centre in 100 Mile House come true. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food

Security Committee is looking for non-perishable donations from the general public, which will be used to help families that are in need of food. For dropoff information, call Debbra at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250-395-5155, or Loaves & Fishes Outreach at 250-3952708, or the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre at 250395-4093, or the 100 Mile Food Bank at 250-395-3923. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the emergency food cupboard, including infant food and formula, baby wipes and diapers, infant summer wear, including sun hats and little swimmers diapers, children’s sunscreen and summer maternity wear. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q Parent information sessions are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with infant children. Call 250395-5155 for dates and/or more information. 100 MILE q Men’s Night drop-in will run on the second Thursday of

each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (#1-486 Birch Ave). The evenings will offer opportunities for men to network and meet other men from the community, as well as learn valuable skills to enhance their personal lives and relationships. For more information, call 250-395-5155. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information call Glenna at 250395-3661. 100 MILE q Toddler Time – babies, toddlers and parents (caregivers) – is available at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The program introduces parents or caregivers and their newborns to 36 months to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Writers’ Guild members welcome writers of all skill levels to join us every second and fourth Thursday in the Program Room at the 100 Mile House Library. Meetings go

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100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250-395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446. GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information.

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It’s spring car cleaning time, inside and out If a road trip is part of your vacation An easy check and repair item is plans this summer, it’s time to get lighting. You may need some help the horseless chariot prepared. confirming that the brake and That means cleaning it inside and backup lights are functioning at out and performing some important the rear. Otherwise, it’s a simple maintenance to ensure you get the walk-around check that should best fuel economy. include the turn signals and headIn most parts of B.C., the swap lights (both low and high beams) Unnecessary from winter tires to all-season or weight increases fuel and don’t forget the license plate summer tires is already well under and those little side marker lights. consumption and way (studded winter tire removal is If you’ve got a vehicle with a mandatory by April 30). Winter tires some of that extra headlight (clear plastic) cover are made with a softer and stickier weight could be in that’s showing its age, there are rubber compound that wears faster the form of mud and some good products on the market and increases fuel consumption at now that help restore clarity. dirt on your vehicle’s Wiper blades are another easy higher temperatures. They also tend to be noisier and you’ll hear them undercarriage. check and replace item. A buildeven more, now that you can finally Bob McHugh up of grease or grim on the roll down the windows. windshield will also reduce the You may also be dragging around effectiveness of the wipers. Clean too much junk in the trunk, like that snow shovel the rubber wiper blade with a soft cloth soaked you always pack during in the winter months. in the glass cleaner. In B.C., those windshield Unnecessary weight increases fuel consumption wipers typically work harder than anywhere else and some of that extra weight could be in the in Canada and life expectancy can be less than form of mud and dirt on your vehicle’s undercara year. If they’re still streaking, chattering or riage. Road salt is probably also trapped in that generally not doing the job – replace them. muddy mess, which is a corrosion accelerant that Getting back to tires, a loaded vehicle driven at your vehicle’s body doesn’t need. highway speeds for prolonged periods in hot While you’re poking around in the trunk, take a weather conditions can be a punishing test for look under the floor cover. Water leaking into the tires and the dreaded blow-out is a real concern. vehicle tends to accumulate in the lowest spots, Even a tire that looks okay and has plenty of or maybe that’s why it’s called a spare-wheel tread remaining may not be in great shape. The well. If the spare is a conventional tire, check its “best before” date on most passenger tires is inflation pressure and, while you’re at it, make eight years old and you should be able to find sure that the emergency jack and tool kit are a date of manufacture stamped somewhere on also in good working order. sidewall of the tire.



A tire also performs best, lasts longer and provides best fuel economy when its internal pressure is set at a level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, and checked on a regular basis. The tire decal, with optimal front and rear recommended tire pressures, is usually on the driver’s door or door jam. If not, the owner’s manual should give you the information and/or tell you where the tire decal is located. A single under-inflated tire (by about 6 psi /40 kPa) can cause a 3 per cent increase in fuel consumption. Using a grade of fuel with a lower octane rating than recommended by the vehicle manufacturer may cause the engine to ping or knock on hard acceleration or when climbing hills, which is not good for the engine! On the other hand, using a higher-octane fuel than your vehicle’s engine needs is generally a waste of money. That said, the pricier fuel may also contain some additional cleaner additives, which is good. Have a great summer and a safe driving vacation.

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A real stretch for BMW lovers wheels. The $56,990 335GT has a larger turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and 19inch wheels.

Inside By Zack Spencer recent jaunt to Beijing was a major revelation, from the sheer size of the population to the massive car market and the types of cars people there like to buy. In the luxury segment, elongated versions of existing sedan are very popular. There “long” wheelbase cars instantly show that the owner has attained a certain level of status and a big part of that is being chauffer driven. In Canada, we have long wheelbase sedans but typically, they are top models like a BMW 7 Series or S-Class Mercedes. In China, even base models like the BMW 3 Series or Audi A4 have stretched versions. I raise this because the all-new BMW 335GT is the long wheelbase 3 Series, developed for China, modified for a niche market here.


The 3 Series sedan is already fitted with topnotch materials and a functional dash. This is carried over to the GT model, so the front seats remain unaltered. It is the back of the car that is dramatically different. With added legroom and a higher roofline the GT feels open, especially when fitted with the panoramic roof. My kids loved the extra space but noticed the doors sit a bit higher compared to a regular mid-size SUV. The hatch has no rear wiper so expect rear visibility to be blurry on rainy or snowy days. (You do get spoiled with a rear wiper on an SUV). The hatch is electronically operated and provides a long and wide cargo area, plus the rear seats fold in a snap. The rear windows and cargo do not have darkened, privacy class like an SUV, which is something I would prefer.


Adding 10 cms of additional legroom to the back seat of the 335GT opens up a different experience for rear passengers. The GT offers slightly higher seating position and roofline with a hatchback design that makes for a dramatic and functional car. BMW does have a 3 Series station wagon but it looks like a wagon, this design mimics a sedan silhouette with only a slight hint of the cars true practicality. There is a wing that emerges out of the hatch at highway speeds to produce more down force, similar to the one found in Porsche’s Panamera. The GT is sold as a 328GT, with a $48,990 starting price. It has a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 18-inch


The 3 Series sedan has been considered the benchmark in the compact luxury market for decades and a lot of the same goodness is here in the GT. With a longer wheelbase and a slightly higher centre of gravity it doesn’t handle as nimbly as the sedan but it is much better than the taller X3 SUV. The power from either 241 hp turbocharged 4-cylinder or the 300 hp turbocharged 6-cylinder engines goes to all four wheels and is shifted through a very slick 8-speed auto box. There are settings for vehicle dynamics and suspension

from “Eco” to “Sport Plus” that can take this car from relaxed to athletic at the push of a button. I really enjoyed driving in sport mode and getting the full effect of the 335GT, as the in-line turbo 6-cylinder is still one of the best power plants on the road. For buyers looking to save on fuel and when purchasing, the 328GT is still a potent machine.

as the X3. Yes the X3 has traditional SUV appeal but looses some of the sedans nimbleness. This is where the GT plays. It has a bigger cargo area than the X3, more rear legroom but it also has more a sedan stance on the road. The price is more expensive than the X3 so this is a pre-

mium offering in the BMW family. If I were in the market for a BMW the 335GT or less expensive 328GT would be in the running. This GT might just be the right balance for some. So thank you China for helping to bring a unique new class of car to our market.

The GT falls into a very nice spot in the 3 Series family, and I include the X3 in that group. The sedan is a great car but not as practical

Drives-U-Crazy There is little more annoying than the power trips exhibited in parking lots. You are in a busy shopping mall lot and after minutes of cruising you see a driver return to his car and load up. As he climbs in he notices you waiting patiently and that’s when the mind games start. He combs his hair in the mirror and fiddles with the radio or some other time wasting activity. Finally, you figure he’s waiting for a passenger and you pull past him. The moment you do, he backs out. What drives-u-crazy?

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Power: A 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with 241hp or a 3.0L 6-cylinder with 300hp Fill-up: With the 335GT, you can expect to get 10.5L/100km city and 6.7L/100km highway. Sticker price: $48,990-$56,990.

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Confessions of a Curber I was getting good at this, so I purchased a used vehicle in the U.S. and imported it. It didn’t have any airbags, so the warning lights were on. But I wasn’t picky. I knew, based on my other tricks, I could solve that before I had it inspected and registered. You just couldn’t be too worried about the truth. I Googled airbags. I saw I had three options. Get certified replacements installed at a repair shop. Buy some and install them myself. Or, override the warning light. I called and found that the first option was out of the question. Way too expensive. But, option two had some promise. There were cheap ones online. Of course, there were some warnings about dangerous fake airbags. Option three, overriding the warning lights, went too far – even for me. You can find how-to videos about anything on the web. So, I ordered cheap ones and had them sent to my U.S. mailbox. I used a buddy’s garage and put them in. Bingo! The warning lights went off and I was on my way. Soon, I had an ad up on several classified websites: Great car for sale. Moving out of the country and need to sell fast! Good condition. Recently inspected. Call cell. I’m flexible on price!! I couldn’t believe how many calls I had. I found my buyer not long after. A nice man about my age; divorced with three kids. That’s all I know about him – I don’t like getting too personal. I was actually honest about the vehicle this time. I told him that the car had been in an

accident and was from the U.S. I asked if he wanted a vehicle history report*, but he declined. He appreciated my honesty, as he’d gone through a few bad deals. With the transaction done, we parted ways. Then I got a call from my buddy. Being a curious person, he’d read the boxes the airbags came in that I’d left at his shop. “You installed counterfeit airbags,” he said. “So? They look identical to the original airbags,” I said. “I’ve seen videos of bogus airbags catching fire and with metal bits exploding when they deploy. They’re not safe,” he scolded. I’ll take my chances, I thought. It would only be a problem in an accident. The next day, my buddy left a message. He ended our friendship. Whoa, chill out. A guy’s got a right to make a few bucks.

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Little Britches riders set to ride and rope

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Folks will want to attend the Little Britches Rodeo at the Outriders Rodeo Arena in 100 Mile House on May 17, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


It’s where they learn the ropes. Dozens of youngsters are expected to participate in the Little Britches Rodeo in 100 Mile House on May 17. Barrel racing, pole bending, steer riding and breakaway roping are just some of the events set to take place at the Outriders Rodeo Grounds (behind the arena on Airport Road in 100 Mile House.

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Last year, the event drew close to 115 for contestants, aged 14 and under, says organizer Denise Little of Lac la Hache. “It’s the level before high school rodeo. It gives them an idea of rodeo, and a lot of kids do go on to win big.” Gates open at 9 a.m. and events are expected to run to about 5 p.m. It’s a long day, but it’s fun, adds Little.


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