Wednesday, June 4, 2014 100 Mile Free Press
the province Teck lays off 10 at Highland Valley Copper KAMLOOPS - Highland Valley Copper will shed 10 jobs as part of Teck Resources Ltd.’s five per cent reduction in its workforce. The positions are all non-union. Company-wide, Teck will cut 600 positions. Corporate spokesman Chris Stannell told KTW on Friday, May 30, the cuts are in response to sagging commodity prices. Richard Boyce, president of Steelworkers Local 7619, called the job loss “kind of peculiar. “Copper isn’t in the doldrums,” he said. “Highland Valley Copper is doing quite well.” Boyce said his understanding is job losses are connected to an engineer, a trainer, in health and safety and the head of mine payroll. At the close of trading on Thursday, May 29, the most actively traded copper contract, for July delivery, fell 2.90 cents to settle at $3.14 per pound on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Nude beachgoers bummed out by closure PENTICTON - Sun-seekers who frequent Penticton’s only nude beach have been forced to cover up, after the property owner hired a security guard and installed No Trespassing signs to keep people away. Dustin Wolchina, who spoke to reporters May 28 on behalf of beachgoers, said access to the clothingoptional portion of Three Mile Beach was cut off earlier this week after someone caused problems while the property owner was showing the site to a potential buyer. The troublemaker is not a regular beach user, Wolchina added. “Everybody is friendly. It’s a good, large community. Everybody talks to everybody, and we’ve never had any real problems with anything, other than a few people causing the odd little tiff here and there over a spot or stuff like that,” he said. Now his group, which he says has maintained and improved the beach area for decades, is without a place to enjoy the sun in their birthday suits. The owner has worked with beach users since 2007, Chamberlain noted, but has grown worried about liability issues.
Did you experience any flooding after the recent heavy rainfall?
Maureen Goyette Buffalo Creek
Dave Dunbar 108 Mile Ranch
Norm McCartney Lone Butte
Darrell Orosz 108 Mile Ranch
Yes. We live on Bridge Creek where the water level is very high. It is higher than I have seen it in my 23 years of living here.
We haven’t had any trouble. No high water to speak of, but it’s pretty wet, after we had an inch of hail and a downpour of rain.
I’ve been on my 10-acre lot for eight years and this is the first time I’ve had rain on the back property. It’s still running in (June 2). But, it’s not really a problem for me.
No. I’m in the 108. We were away for the heavy rains, but I noticed all the water in the fields when we returned.
C apsule C omments June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. There have been many stories about brain injuries in sports and motor vehicle crashes that result in life-long disabilities. The Brain Injury Association of Canada is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promoting its prevention. If you would like to donate, go online to CanadaHelps.org
Brachytherapy is a method of treating prostate cancer by placing tiny radioactive pellets near or in the tumour. Now this method of treatment is being used in women with breast cancer as an alternative to external radiation treatment. It’s a “radiation from within” method that is used after surgical removal of a tumour and results in less recurrence of the cancer.
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The substance called “agar” is a derivative of seaweed and was first used in culturing bacteria back in the 1880s and is still used today for the same purpose.
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