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JANUARY 15, 2015

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Parents Jason Sampson, left, and Desirea Sargent proudly showed off their new baby daughter with the help of Desirea’s delighted sons Morgan Bird, at back, and Dayton Sargent. The baby girl, who has yet to be named, arrived at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 8, at nine pounds, four ounces, and was the first baby born in 100 Mile House in 2015.

New Year brings baby girl First infant of 2015 born at 100 Mile District General Hospital


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The first baby born in 100 Mile District General Hospital arrived at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 8, a beautiful girl who tipped the scales at nine pounds, four ounces. She is also a first daughter for her mother, Desirea Sargent, who has lived in 100 Mile House for the past three years, and the first child of her father, Jason Sampson, who resides in Canoe Creek and commutes back and forth. The proud parents were joined in their excitement by Desirea’s two sons, Morgan Bird, 9, and Dayton Sargent, 7. For many hours after their new arrival appeared, the family was cosily gathered together in the hos-

pital room caring for, and bonding with, the baby. Desirea is extremely happy to have had a daughter – just what she wanted – and also thrilled to have the first baby officially born in 100 Mile House in 2015, which she says is “so cool.” She will have this sweet story to recount to her daughter over the years, Desirea adds. Jason notes that Dayton enthusiastically insisted on staying at the hospital all day to help his mother with his newborn little sister. Desirea explains she carried the baby for the full 40-week term, and then the labour stage came on suddenly and was blessedly short. They arrived at hospital at about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 and she delivered

within three hours. The baby has not yet been named, and has been doing well and is easy to care for so far, she notes. The proud grandparents are Andrew and Florence Boston, and Wilfred Haller and Jeannie Sargent, all of Canoe Creek. The parents laughingly note Florence said their new girl’s shock of dark hair looks like it will be curly – just like Jason’s before it fell out (in a spot on top). Desirea says she is so grateful to Jason for his loving support; and also to her physician, Dr. Livit Machete, who delivered her baby and ensured both mother and daughter were well, despite having to leave town at 4 a.m. Jason says it was “interesting and exciting” to have his first child arrive

safely into the world. The brand-new father adds the nurses were wonderful and did a good job. “It was his first, so they helped him out quite a bit,” explains Desirea. Both parents note one of the nurses was especially nice and clearly thrilled to be on the night shift when the 2015 First Baby of the New Year was delivered. As the winning parents of the First Baby of the New Year Contest, Desirea and Jason will be presented with a certificate entitling them to a host of gifts donated by participating sponsors around the community. The contest sponsors and all the prizes the baby’s parents have won are featured on page A2.


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CONGRATULATIONS! To our first baby of 2015. A baby girl was born at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 8 at 100 Mile District General Hospital. The beautiful baby girl weighed in at nine pounds - four ounces. She is the first daughter for mother, Desirea Sargent, and father, Jason Sampson. Desirea’s two sons, Morgan Bird, 9, and Dayton Sargent, 7, are thrilled to have a new baby sister. Desirea and Jason are still deciding on the perfect name for their daughter. Desirea and Jason, please pick up your certificates for the gifts from our generous merchants at the 100 Mile Free Press office.

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Sept. 3 Local abattoir fell through the cracks The beef slaughter business at XH Buffalo Ranch business was deemed as “dead” after the Ministry of Agriculture took over abattoir inspections. Owner Elisabeth Karlen said just months after she was encouraged by the Ministry of Health to perform costly upgrades toward beef slaughter licensing, the province gave 100 Mile House a mobile slaughterhouse – effectively cutting off her beef (but not buffalo) market.

Archie said the province had also made more of a commitment to Crown and First Nations relations and partnerships, after he heard Premier Christy Clark comment on this point at a meeting he attended with cabinet ministers and other First Nations on Sept. 11. Recycling enhances landfills Landfills at Watch Lake and Interlakes and the transfer stations at Lone Butte and Forest Grove had new recycling stations installed. Lone Butte and Forest Grove saw bright blue covered shelters installed with colour-coded signs indicating what may or may not be tossed in, while Watch Lake and Interlakes stations got new roll-off bins and signs.

Teachers’ strike stops school start School didn’t begin on Sept. 3, when there was no resolution to the teachers’ strike. Many schools in School District #27 and elsewhere in British Columbia were once again back behind the picket lines with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) continuing a full withdrawal of teaching services.

Oct. 16 Aquatic centre poll leaves uncertainty The results of a telephone poll of a sampling of taxpayers potentially affected by a proposed new aquatic centre was reported as “inconclusive.” While the South Cariboo Joint Committee would soon review the project, District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall said a few days before that with 48 per cent in favour and 40 per cent against the proposal, he didn’t envision the current project going to referendum.

Sept. 10 Teachers’ labour dispute stalemated Finger-pointing for the ongoing labour dispute reached another pinnacle of assigning blame when Education Minister Peter Fassbender said the union “made no substantive effort” to reach an agreement. BCTF president Jim Iker noted the province was also “refusing to make any compromises.” Sept. 17 Tentative teachers’ deal Mediator Vince Ready announced the long-awaited news that a tentative deal had been reached in the teachers’ dispute. After five days of closed-door talks with both parties, Ready emerged at 4 a.m. on Sept. 16 and said the parties appeared to have ended the stalemate. However, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation had yet to ratify the deal at a vote due on Sept. 18. Tax talks spur pool debate The town-hall budget meeting hosted by the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) in 100 Mile House ended up in a lengthy debate over a proposed $5.1-million aquatic centre. The nine people who turned out learned more about the budgets, services and tax requisitions before some conflicting and heartfelt opinions were voiced on the proposal. Sept. 24 West Fraser rebuild underway The rebuild of West Fraser 100 Mile Lumber virtually shut down

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Pat Blackwood, left, of Caribou Interior Crane Services Ltd. in 150 Mile House, watched as a Rogers Communications cellphone tower was under construction in behind the Greyhound depot in 100 Mile House on Oct. 14.

until just after Thanksgiving, while work continued in the key construction stage. While the first stage was completed in June and the final stage was slated to happen in August, it was delayed until Sept. 12. Strike ends, students back in school Students returned to school year on Sept. 22 – two weeks later than usual – after BCTF members voted 86 per cent to ratify an agreement with the province. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said the six-year contract is an “historic opportunity,” while local Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Murray Helmer offered a different view of the deal. Oct. 2 Orange shirts focus on residential schools Tears were flowing as poignant memories were dredged up on Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30. Held as an important recogni-

tion of the tragic impacts of Indian residential schools, the 100 Mile House event drew up to 400 people. Women at risk need more support The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) continued to have serious concerns about the lack of investment in programs to help at-risk girls, women and children under increasing domestic violence and deaths. Regional co-ordinator Gail Edinger said the South Cariboo needs more direct funding for community-based services providing on-the-ground, local advocacy to support these women. Oct. 9 Chief Mike Archie applauds land rights decision The Supreme Court of Canada’s groundbreaking declaration of aboriginal title to the Tsilhqot’in Nation was seen as an important step forward. Canim Lake Band Chief Mike

No 70 km/h zone for 70 Mile House On Oct. 24, ThompsonNicola Regional District Area E Director Sally Watson was disappointed to hear Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone refuse to reduce the speed limit through 70 Mile House. He gave Watson a “firm no” to her request for an interim speed limit reduction while the community lobbies for developing infrastructure for safer travel within its Highway 97 corridor. Oct. 23 Facility to retrieve metals moves ahead District of 100 Mile House council gave two readings to a zoning amendment on Oct. 14 to allow a natural resource processing facility at a Sollows Crescent site. IMG Gold Recovery’s Steve Hanson and local contractor Larry Henderson sought the amendment for a potential local facility modelled after IMG’s pilot plant in Burnaby. It uses a green, non-chemical process to extract precious metals from leftover mining material. Joint committee postpones pool verdict When results of a public poll


were indefinite, the South Cariboo Joint Committee deferred the 100 Mile House aquatic centre project at its Oct. 21 meeting until after the Nov. 15 elections. The chair noted repeating the whole lengthy process, including an all-new feasibility study, would likely be required if recreation taxation boundaries were expanded in an effort to gain more public support for a referendum. Oct. 30 Terror in the House of Commons Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod relived her lock-down experience during the tragic shootings in Parliament that left two dead early on Oct. 22, 2014. The ensuing volley of gunfire was “very frightening” and an allday lock-down confined MPs in the chamber with furniture piled up against bolted doors. The gunman, Michael ZehafBibeau, 32, had fatally shot soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, as he was standing guard outside. Trades training centre considered The South Cariboo Joint Committee discussed the ongoing work toward a potential post-secondary trades training centre in 100 Mile House at its Oct. 21, 2014 meeting. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond noted there was some key support for the project idea, including a good initial response from Thompson Rivers University. The committee hoped to utilize the shops at the now-closed 100 Mile House Junior Secondary. Nov. 6 School use by communities restricted The enforcement of a School District #27 policy for afterhours facility use effectively shut the doors on an area community group. The Bridge Lake Community School Society could no longer afford to provide after-school programs, indoor sports or other activities offered to the Interlakes residents and children for the past 15 years. Rick Hansen spotlights new trail’s importance B.C. icon and disability activist Rick Hansen took a tour of the recently opened 99 Mile Low Mobility Trail on Oct. 29, 2014. The celebrated Paralympian who accomplished the Man in Motion World Tour met local government and community members at the 1.7-kilometre forest trail to highlight its benefits. Continued on A4


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OSB innovation.

Nov. 13 Mayoral, councillor candidates field hot topics District of 100 Mile House mayor and councillor candidates fielded questions from the public at an all-candidates forum on Nov. 4. Incumbent Mayor Mitch Campsall and candidate Maureen Pinkney faced off on the tough questions at the forum. Incumbent councillors Spence Henderson, Dave Mingo, Bill Hadden and Ralph Fossum also answered public queries alongside new candidates Rita Giesbrecht, John McCarvill and Peter Reid.

Labour group seeks minimum wage hike The B.C. Federation of Labour called for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said doing that is “tough” for businesses and lessens job opportunities. South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce chair Carl Gimse offered his opinion that a $15/hour wage mandate would cause many businesses to shut down.

Miles Ahead for community sustainability District of 100 Mile House council was presented with the draft Miles Ahead Community Sustainability Plan on Oct. 28. The District had begun the planning project early in 2014 to envision a sustainable future for the community, and residents were asked to provide their input. The full draft of the plan is posted at Nov. 20 Fire claims Watch Lake Road residence Watch Lake Road residents awoke to pounding and yelling at front door on Nov. 15 by a passing Good Samaritan who noticed smoke billowing from the attached garage. Despite the quick

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Renowned disability activist Rick Hansen, centre, shared a conversation with Steve Law, left, of the Hun City Mountain Bike Club, and Darron Campbell, CRD manager of community services, among other dignitaries, during a tour of the 99 Mile Low Mobility Trail near 100 Mile House on Oct. 29.

response by Lone Butte Fire Department shortly after at 8 a.m., crews arrived to find the fire already in the roof. While 100 Mile Fire-Rescue and Watch Lake/North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid, the house was lost in the blaze. Campsall wins mayoral race by a nose Mitch Campsall won the election and held his seat as mayor of the District of 100 Mile House by a narrow margin in the Nov. 15 local elections. He received 295 votes at the polls, beating out his competitor, Maureen Pinkney, by just 10 votes. The race for District councillor positions also saw all four incumbents retaining their seats at the council table. Nov. 27 District council rezones for gold recovery plant

The potential for a natural resource processing facility in 100 Mile House progressed when a zoning amendment was approved on Nov. 12. The zoning bylaw change was adopted by council after a public hearing raised no objections about the possibility for this new business, which could create up to six jobs. Law changes allow liquor at grocers Changes to the province’s liquor policies and wholesale pricing will see widespread changes from alcoholic beverages sold in grocery stores to government agencies selling chilled beer and wine. While a minimum purchase price would continue, government also gave all agencies, such as private rural stores, the same wholesale price across the board.

Dec. 4 Parliament drilled on LNG taxes Independent MLA Andrew Weaver’s motion to delay the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Income Tax Act fell on deaf ears when it passed in legislature on Nov. 27. Noting no revenue projections were in the tax regime debate, Weaver said there were potential loopholes. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said predicting LNG revenue is “very difficult” to do accurately, for various reasons. Gateway opens to clean water After a four-year pursuit, the new Gateway Water System officially turned on the taps on Nov. 28, 2014. This four-year, $750,000 project provided a comprehensive water system for 27 residential customers.

The federal Community Works fund kicked in $375,000, the provincial government contributed $125,000, and the resident customers provided another $250,000 (through long-term financing). Dec. 11 Merger to lead global OSB market The future looked rosier for the South Cariboo when merger of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. and industry giant Norbord was announced. Together, they are expected to take the helm of global oriented strand board (OSB) leadership. Ainsworth president and chief executive officer Jim Lake said the merger really makes a “very nice, bigger and stronger” company, with 100 Mile House positioned at the cornerstone of its

Dec. 18 Veterans funding under fire The federal Conservatives were incurring flak for $1.1 billion in unspent Veterans Affairs (VA) funding going back into government coffers. Federal Liberal VA critic Frank Valeriote said government “utterly failed” to provide the mental health services needed by today’s veterans. While Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House president Bob Wangensteen agreed, Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP Cathy McLeod said government accounting processes must reserve funds for every contingency. New leader for First Nations The new Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde had a big task ahead of him to improve government and aboriginal rela-


tionships, according to Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie. He said the recognition of title lands and rights is also a foremost issue to ensure the First Nations voice is heard and they can benefit from the resources of their traditional territory. Dec. 25 Poverty protest point to clawbacks A report revealing half of the single-parent children in B.C. live in poverty had the NDP criticizing B.C. Liberal government clawbacks of child support payments to welfare and disability recipients. With an estimated cost of $17 million to end the clawback, Premier Christy Clark said the province “can’t afford” this right now. The NDP also want the $444-million budget surplus expected by spring 2015 to be applied to poverty reduction. Tourism group awards Al Richmond The 2014 CaribooChilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) Tourism Summit & AGM saw its President’s Award presented to Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond on Dec. 5, 2014. He was chosen for his longtime assistance to the region’s tourism sector on issues, including the Mount Polley Mines breach, BC Ferries cutbacks, loss of passenger trains, regional airport improvements and the Tourism Assessment Relief Act.

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As of Jan. 11, the Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) suspended its first responder medical aid service for an indefinite period of time. “We have an excellent number of firefighters on our roster and fire response will not be affected, but we do not have enough trained first responders to be able to continue that service,” says fire chief Andy Palaniak. There have to be trained people on call 24/7, and the

This time the department is anticipating a longer shutdown of the service since there are not enough volunteers from the community."

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WLNGLVFD just doesn’t have a sufficient number of full-time medical aid personnel to cover the full 24 hours, he adds. The first responder service is an addition to the department’s mandate and as stated in the Fire Department Society’s Constitution that “when qualified First Responders are available, [they

will] provide first responder service to the community at no charge.” This service has been offered by the department for several years and has been suspended due to a shortage of trained members for short periods of time in the past, Palaniak explains. “This time the department is anticipating

a longer shutdown of the service since there are not enough volunteers from the community, he adds. Despite an advertising campaign with requests for new volunteers in the newspaper, newsletters and mail-out leaflets, only a few people responded. Unfortunately, the ones who did respond would still not allow us to provide 24-hour coverage, the fire chief says. “The recreational and retirement nature of our community puts a

high demand on first responder services. In the past year we had three times as many medical aid calls as fire related calls.” It is hoped this vital service can be resumed in the future.


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Grant helps feed the hungry The 100 Mile House Food Bank Society (OMHFBS) will be able to stock its cupboards, thanks in part to $85,000 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program. “The [OMHFBS] helps so many vulnerable people in the community and allows us to better serve their needs,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “I am pleased this funding will continue to make life better for families in our province.” The grant we received is

going to go a long way to feeding the hungry people within the 100 Mile House area, says Bob Hicks of the OMHFBS. “The area we serve is from Clinton to Lac la Hache, and we look after the people from the Old Hendrix Lake Mine to the Fraser River to west. I would like to thank MLA Donna Barnett and the province for helping us, as these funds are very well-needed.” This latest round of funding is through the Human and Social Services intake. Grants through this intake are used for programs that significantly

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Patrons delighted as Dairy Queen reopens we would eat a Blizzard and chat for a while before we went home for the weekend. And then it closed.” Mardi explains Tom suddenly noticed a bit of activity happening at the building in August. “Soon, it was apparent that something really was happening there. It took a while, but he managed to find out that Dairy Queen was coming back. We were thrilled! And, his ‘watch’ began.” Each morning when Tom walked into their store, Selvedges Fabric & Notions, he had his eyes fixed solidly on the Dairy Queen building, she explains. Then Tom reported he had noticed a bunch of people gathered in the building, and it looked to him like they might be restaurant employees. By the time he received a Dairy Queen gift card at Selvedges' staff Christmas party on Dec. 13, things were “at a fever pitch,” she says. “All week he would drive me home past the Dairy Queen – very slowly – and I had to report my findings. Finally, on Dec. 19, he couldn’t take it anymore ... there was an open sign in the window!” Tom ignored the fact that the neon sign wasn’t lit and walked

right in, she says, adding he interrupted a staff training session. “He chatted up whoever he could, gratefully received a small cone, and learned that they were opening the next morning at 10 a.m.” Mardi explains that on Dec. 20, she was wakened at 7:30 a.m. and told to hurry

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Mardi and Tom Babcock were the excited first customers when the doors swung open at the all-new Dairy Queen in 100 Mile House on Dec. 20. Local Dairy Queen franchise co-owner Amarjit Janda says he is “absolutely, 100 per cent pleased” to reopen the local restaurant, after renovations were made to the building. His first visit to the community last May got the ball rolling on this purchase with his business partners, Sukhi Singh and Parm Arora, he notes. “I had never been to 100 Mile before, and when I travelled there and looked at it, I just really enjoyed the scenery. “I was driving through, and it was unbelievable. I was very shocked that the Dairy Queen was closed, and that’s where we started the process.” Janda lives in Surrey, and says his local manager, Aman Singh, will run the restaurant in 100 Mile House. Mardi says back when the former Dairy Queen was open in town, it was their favourite place to sit and watch the world go by. “On Friday evenings,

Bob Wangensteen, 100 Mile House Legion #260 president “I think we have come through a tough year and next year things are going to get bigger and better and at a constant pace for our veterans. “I am hoping that things are going to improve. We have been given an indication that it will, and we will just have to wait and see.”

Dale “Duner” Hladun, coach 100 Mile House Wranglers “I resolve to do my utmost to guide our Wranglers as well as I can, with the goal of starting a tradition of championship banners being hung in our arena’s rafters.”

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first customers in the door.” They were then showered with attention, and a gift card was presented to them for being the first paying customer, she adds. “We each ordered a Blizzard and went to sit at the front window to watch the world go by.”

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because Dairy Queen was reopening at last. “By 9:50 a.m., we were in the parking lot waiting. At 9:55, Tom couldn’t wait any longer. He bundled me out of the car and hustled me up to the door. “The new owner took pity on him, as he stood fogging up the glass and let us in. We were the

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Post office not open for business

Carole Rooney Free Press

The 100 Mile House Canada Post Office was closed on Jan. 5 and most of the morning of Jan. 6 after the main entry door lock broke. Lead hand Robin Clarke says it did not appear to have been tampered with, but simply broke down from regular wearand-tear.

“The driver that drops off mail early in the morning was able to get in, but I guess that was the last time it was going to work.” When the part-time workers came in for their shift about 10 minutes later, they could not unlock the door, he adds. Clarke says he confirmed the door lock problem at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, and then placed a call to the locksmith. The on-duty post office staff then waited until they discovered the locksmith


would not be able to attend and repair the lock, he explains. “They had a snow day ... the locksmiths couldn’t make it into town.” Clarke adds the locksmith arrived the next day and had the lock repaired by about 11 a.m. Some customers wondered why they could not get in to the post office on a regular business day, he notes. “I’ve had a lot of people ask me about it.”

Reach a Reader slated for Jan. 29

By Melody Newcombe 
On Jan. 29, volunteers will be selling 100 Mile House Free Press newspapers by donation at Tim Hortons from 7:30 to 9 a.m. What a great way to celebrate Reach a Reader Day – with a Tim’s coffee and the Free Press newspaper. Reach a Reader Day (RAR) is one of the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy

(CCPL) fundraising are free. activities. The purpose The CCPL would like of the event is to raise to thank the Free Press awareness of for donating the importance the newspaper of literacy and on Jan. 29 for to raise funds RAR and for for local literthe support acy programs, it has given including finanCCPL over the cial literacy, years. Partner Assisted Our literacy MELODY Learning and NEWCOMBE skills affect Books for everything we Babies. do in our daily lives – All CCPL programs the choices we make

with our children, our money and how we handle ourselves in every situation. By improving our literacy skills, we will make better choices and improve our chances for better jobs, healthier living and a more joyful life. Please come out on Jan. 29 and buy a Free Press newspaper for a donation to show your support of literacy. All money raised by RAR

goes to supporting the many programs offered by the CCPL. If you or your organization would like further information about the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society and its role in the community, please contact it through Melody Newcombe at 250-945-4199. Melody Newcombe is an operations support worker with CCPL.

Mini workshops at Parkside Art Gallery A number of free mini-workshops are taking place at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House this month. Organized by the South Cariboo Weavers and Spinners Guild, lessons on

needle felting, spinning, wet felting and weaving are being offered, Jan. 6-31. Claudia Ring and Trish Chung are the instructors. • Weaving, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.

Provisional budget introduced


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Several Deka area residents celebrate birthdays on Jan. 20 DEKA DISTRICT Diana Forster 250 593-2155

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contact numbers. • Kids Space next meets at Interlakes Hall on Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All children up to age 12 are welcome. • Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Quarterly meeting is on Jan. 18, starting at 10 a.m. All firefighters are requested to attend. • Teen Space, for youth aged 12 and up, meets at Interlakes Hall on Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Hospital District, 2015 provisional budgets and business plans were endorsed by the CRD board of directors on Dec. 19. The budgets will now be presented at public sub-regional consultation meetings taking place in 100 Mile House council chambers on Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.; the CRD board room in Williams Lake on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.; and at the CRD Quesnel Library program room on Jan. 31 at 1 p.m.

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• Wet Felting, Jan. 22 at 12 p.m. • Spinning, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. Materials will be provided. For more information, contact Parkside Art Gallery at 250-395-2021.

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We need to fight poverty


A carbon price for Canada?


hen Prime Minister Stephen Harper admitted in a year-end interview that a price on carbon is something he might accept, Canadians could be forgiven for thinking “it’s about time.” James Hansen has studied climate change for over 30 years. Over that time, his alarm has grown steadily about the world his grandchildren will live in, as the accelerating climate crisis takes hold. The retired NASA climatologist has been speaking about climate change since the 1980s. He now confesses that his earlier projections, while accurate about increasing global temperatures, “failed to explore how quickly this would drive an increase in extreme weather.” A steadily rising carbon tax is one of the best ways to limit carbon pollution, Hansen says, pointing to

British Columbia as an that increases the size of example. government. B.C.’s carbon B.C.’s carbon tax, with its tax does not increase six-year track record, is a government revenues, and is proven success. A tax of $30 cheap to administer. per ton of carbon emitted We can’t continue to adds about seven pollute the cents to a litre of atmosphere for gasoline. free. If we don’t B.C.’s emissions clean up our have declined 9.9 own garbage, per cent per capita our children and since 2008, while grandchildren the economy has will, under much grown slightly more difficult more than the conditions. Canadian average The carbon tax is Blaise in the same more than simply Salmon period. What’s an incentive to more, the carbon use less gasoline tax is supported and other fossil by 64% of B.C. residents fuels. It also acts to level the who receive lower personal playing field for providers and corporate income tax of wind, solar, and other rates, which fully offset the alternative energy. tax. Oil, gas and coal A carbon tax is one of the companies still receive tools that could gain support taxpayer subsidies. However, from both sides in the once the market factors in polarized world of federal a steadily increasing carbon politics. Conservatives are tax, renewable energy typically against anything alternatives can become


overty is a reality for too many people in British Columbia and across the country. Despite the adoption of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent’s motion to end child poverty in Canada, which was unanimously supported in the House of Commons 25 years ago, this country’s child poverty rate has soared to 21 per cent. It is absolutely shameful this is happening in one of the richest countries in the world. Our elected political leaders (MLAs and MPs) need to explain why children and their families are going hungry and why they don’t have adequate shelter. Our children are our future, so we should be investing in them and our governments should be leading the way. When the First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released a report recently, it noted little progress has been made to reduce child and family poverty in B.C. The report noted children living in one parent, mostly single mom families, had a 50 per cent poverty rate in 2012 and were living on average $10,000 below the poverty line. So, why is B.C. the only province without a povertyreduction plan and accompanying legislation? Why is the B.C. Liberal government clawing back money child support payment from single-parent families living on income assistance? How does that break the cycle of poverty? The province has indicated there will be $444-million budget surplus this spring. It’s estimated the cost to end the clawback policy would be $17 million, but when it was suggested her government use some of the surplus funds to do that, Premier Christy Clark said it “can’t afford” it. Locally, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett noted resource industries fuel the economy and funding social programs beyond those industries’ revenue would be a burden on taxpayers. She explained the poor folks don’t pay for health care and they get free subsidies on many things, and children get breakfast and lunch programs at schools (put on by parent groups). Clearly, there needs to be a mind-set change before this government will take a serious look at poverty and establish a reduction plan. Meanwhile, we need to dig deeper in our pockets and cupboard to help our families, friends and neighbours who are in need. So, when we look at a group of people in our communities, on average one in five of them will be living in poverty. That, dear reader, is our reality check. Let our readers know what you think about this issue by writing a letter to the editor.

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steadily more economically competitive. Several oil company CEOs have spoken out in favour of a tax. Suncor CEO Rick George called for a carbon tax of $40/ton in 2011, while Lars Bacher, CEO of Statoil Canada, suggested a price of $50/ton. Oil company executives know the science, and they know climate change – more droughts, floods, increasing impacts on air, water and food – means governments will ultimately be forced to act to reduce emissions. The oil companies would like this to be done in a way that is fair and predictable, and allows them to factor it into their business plans. With this kind of support for a price on carbon, and mounting evidence that it works, it’s not surprising Harper is coming around. Blaise Salmon of Victoria is a financial advisor and volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby.

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Resident hunters’ wildlife allocation policy wrong

To the editor: In late 2014, the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) and Premier Christy Clark sold out a significant portion of the resident hunters’ wildlife opportunity for our hunting to the Guide

Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC). I was fortunate enough to be a representative on the Hunter Advisory Committee in Smithers for several years. We had representatives from aboriginals, resident hunting asso-

ciations, guide outfitters, trappers and provincial environment. The wildlife allocation policy was finalized in 2007 and all the user groups were aware of the new policy and rationale behind it. The GOABC consist of 210 private business-

Workshops could happen

To the editor: The Arthritis Society has offered more than 400 educational workshops in 86 communities throughout the province in the past year, and there has been much interest in having a similar free workshop made available in 100 Mile House. The society would be very happy to do so, and with the right support from the community, it would be able to put plans in motion. Learning about arthritis can help people change their pain and the impact arthritis has on their lives. We are able to offer our programs with appropriate sponsorship and volunteers in the area. With a sponsor organization capable of underwriting the costs to bring staff to present and the likelihood of 20-25 people attending, a workshop date can be arranged.  We would also need volunteers to help with the specific program, and there are also opportunities for those who are comfortable with public speaking and are interested in being a trained volunteer with The Arthritis Society.


Whether they are health professionals or people living with arthritis who manage their symptoms well, have a positive outlook, and have strong self-management knowledge and skills, we want to hear from them. To aid in keeping costs down, a donated space to hold the workshop would also be very helpful. With funds, The Arthritis Society can move forward with volunteer training, so those in 100 Mile House could also deliver their own workshops on: chronic pain, understanding arthritis, and tips, tricks and tools for managing arthritis – our three most popular workshops. When workshops are set up, they are free to all participants. For more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring a workshop, volunteering or training to speak at one, contact Trudy Battaglio at 250868-8643 or   Carrie Gadsby Communications manager The Arthritis Society

es, the majority of their clients are foreign or non-resident hunters. These people contribute very little to the province’s economy. They fly into a location, and once they are finished, they return home. They contribute nothing to wildlife enhancement, conservation, and all the large expenditures they incur go directly to the 210 private businesses. The 210 guide outfitters represent less than

one per cent of the 102,000 resident hunters in B.C. This renewable resource had been allocated with aboriginal and resident hunters as the priority users, and this is absolutely correct. We have an increasing enrolment in youth, senior and new hunters in this province. Resident hunters represent more than 95 per cent of the licences sold; subsequently, residence hunters should be allotted the majority of the

wildlife allocation for sustenance hunting. I understand some of the guide outfitters have foreign funding and are fronted by a B.C. resident. They are large businesses that want an unrealistic portion of the wildlife allocation for trophy hunting. Resident hunters contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to the provincial economy each year. The ministry has sold

out 20 to 40 per cent of the resident wildlife allocation to outfitters, even though they are less than one per cent users. This demonstrates our government listens to their political lobbyist, accepting monies for their campaigns and selling out our resident hunting opportunities to the minority. Is this democracy? Please write to the premier.

Nero fiddles while Rome burns

To the editor: The Saskatchewan provincial government has recently announced that all smart meters in that province will be removed. Why? Smart meters are causing house fires just as they have been reported here in British Columbia. The response of our own Energy Minister Bill Bennett was to question the wisdom of the Saskatchewan decision, stating the B.C. Liberal government is confident that if they had stayed the course, the program would have a positive impact on keeping rates low. There you have it folks, right from the source. Apparently our provincial gov-

ernment is willing to sacrifice your homes and the lives of your families if it means keeping utility rates low. It makes one wonder what is the true agenda of the B.C. Liberal government when it is

clearly prepared to roll the dice with your life. The emperor does indeed fiddle while his empire burns. James G Smith Nanaimo

Company delaying proposed LNG project

To the editor: Energy firm BG Group is delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia. The economics of exporting LNG from B.C. don’t make sense

for this company, even after the B.C. government cut its LNG tax rate in half. We need to re-think the LNG export nonsense. Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

The battle for Kennewick Man years with a stone spear point stuck in his practice as desecration of the body and a hip. violation of our most deeply-held religious The authors conclude from chemical beliefs. analysis that “Kennewick Man could not “From our oral histories, we know that have been a longtime resident of the area our people have been part of this land where he was found, but instead lived since the beginning of time. We do not most of his adult life somewhere along the believe that our people migrated here Northwest and North Pacific from another continent, as the coast where marine mammals scientists do.” were readily available.” The head of the Society for This suggests migration American Archaeology tried to by sea, perhaps from a great get the researchers to drop their distance. lawsuit, fearing it would interfere The United States Army seized with fragile relationships with the skeleton. The scientists sued area tribes. and eventually won the right The U.S. Justice Department to a brief examination. The warned the Smithsonian court case exposed brutal and that lead scientist Douglas Tom illegal actions of the U.S. Army Owsley and others might be Fletcher Corps of Engineers and federal in criminal conflict of interest departments to destroy the site as federal employees suing and intimidate the scientists. the government. Even the White House U.S. law demanded all remains from weighed in against them. before European settlement be repatriated Meanwhile the skeleton was mishandled for burial by local tribes, without and later stored in substandard conditions examination. at a Seattle museum, where it remains Umatilla tribe spokesman Armand today. Parts of both femurs were lost, and Minthorn wrote in 1996: “We view this scientists were falsely accused of taking


y Christmas reading included a fascinating new book called, Kennewick Man, a study of skeletal remains discovered in 1996 on the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington. He was an ancient hunter buried just south of British Columbia almost 9,000 years ago, in the Early Holocene period following the last Ice Age. Among the oldest humans found along the West Coast of North America, he sparked an unprecedented battle by the Smithsonian Institution to examine the skeleton and publish the book late last year. The most controversial evidence came from the skull. It doesn’t match the classic Mongoloid profile of modern Aboriginal Peoples, key to the theory that the earliest humans reached North America by land bridge from Siberia to Alaska as glaciers receded. Smithsonian scientists confirmed initial reports that Kennewick Man is a closer match with early Polynesians, and the Ainu people who remain in Japan today. He lived until about age 40, surviving for

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them. They had been removed by tribal representatives and secretly buried. Kennewick Man was found as the army was in tense negotiations with tribes on salmon fishing rights on the Columbia, their demand for removal of dams, and the $100-billion cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site. The scientists finally won their case in 2004, with a ruling that the skeleton is so old there isn’t enough evidence to show it is related to the current tribes. The judge found the army repeatedly misled the court, and assessed the government $2.4 million in costs. The U.S. Army still controls the skeleton and denies requests for further study. The spear point, for example, could show the location where he was injured. One final irony – analysis shows Kennewick Man ate mostly salmon in his later years, around 6300 BC. These are the salmon runs wiped out by dams built by U.S. Army engineers before the signing of the Columbia River Treaty with B.C. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc E-mail:


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the province Science experiment finally blasts off into space KAMLOOPS — It took three attempts, but a science experiment created by students who attended McGowan Park elementary (and who are now in Grade 8 at Sa-Hali secondary) lifted off into space on Saturday morning (Jan. 10). Last fall, teacher Sharmane Baerg and students Hunter Galbraith, Kieren O’Neil, Ryan Watson and Jordan Brown watched as their science experiment was destroyed after the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft taking it to the International Space Station exploded upon liftoff. A duplicate science experiment made it to Florida for private company Space X’s attempt at delivering supplies — including the students’ experiment — to the space station. That attempt, on Jan. 6, came within a minute of launching, but a technical problem aborted the mission. A third attempt on Saturday was successful and the students’ experiment should reach the International Space Station at 3:12 a.m. Kamloops time on Monday, Jan. 12. Grease fire makes Kelowna home uninhabitable KELOWNA — A Kelowna family of five has been forced from their home following a grease fire. At approx. 3:27 p.m., Jan. 10, the Kelowna Fire Department responded to a 911 report of a residential structure fire in a duplex on Hollydell Rd.. "First arriving crews saw smoke coming from the open front door of the duplex," said Kelly Stephens, platoon captain for the Kelowna Fire Department. "Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the kitchen, but fire and smoke damage to the cabinets and ceiling make the residence uninhabitable. Two adults and three children where home at the time but got out without injury and no pets. Emergency Support Services were called to look after the residents of the one affected unit only. Three engines, one rescue truck and one command vehicle where at the scene with 17 personnel. Cause of the fire was cooking grease on the stove.

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It’s an excellent thing and it helps the economy in various ways. Companies can take this time to invest in infrastructure. The gas prices will bounce back again anyway.

Well, I run on diesel, but I am displeased that the diesel price has not dropped proportionately, once again.

Yes, it pleases me. I just came from the gas station and I was thinking about how it would have cost me $20 more to fill up my truck with fuel last summer than it did today.

It’s excellent that it is down, in 100 Mile House particularly. They have been way too high here for far too long. I gas up out of town whenever I can.







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The drivers, who were forced to travel during this time, paid attention to the road conditions, and as a result, there were very few collisions.

During the past week, there were extreme weather and driving conditions in the area.

Fuel theft Sometime overnight of Jan. 7, unknown culprits cut the lock at the

Tips needed Sometime within the last two weeks, unknown culprits stole two vending dispensers from inside the 100 Mile Laundromat. The value of loss is estimated to be $250.

On Dec. 18, Jackie Tegart, MLA for Fraser Nicola, and her assistant, Lori Pilon, travelled to 70 Mile House to present a cheque for $10,000 to the 70 Mile House Volunteer Firefighters Association (70MHVFA). They discussed issues with the 70MHVFA directors and agreed that the change of the financial year end would improve the grant application process in forthcoming years. Accident On the morning of Dec. 18, a truck rolled over on Highway 97 south of town. The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department sent first responders to the scene and 70 Mile firefighters provided traffic control. Community Fund When the 70 Mile and Area Community Fund was established, an agreement was entered

Bingo slated The next 70MHVFD bingo will be held on Jan. 22 at Seventy Mile Access Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30. Get well Get well wishes go out to Mae McConnell who has been in hospital over the holidays.

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Summer 2014 witnessed the 30-year reunion of three years of Peter Skene Ogden Secondary grad students (1983-85) in 100 Mile House. It also saw two outstanding athletes of Forest Grove come together. Richard Bergen, a longtime “Grover,” has brought home gold and silver medals as well as competing in the 1999 BC Summer Games for Athletes with a Disability and representing Canada at the World Games in Nottingham, England in 2001. Theresa Luke was the

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Recycling On Oct. 1, the recycling bins arrived at the Forest Grove Transfer Station and have already been put to good use. Glass bottles and jars, plastic foam packaging and plastic-metal-paper containers, as well as printed paper and cardboard are being collected. Even plastic bags and overwrap are welcome. An additional crate for small appliances has also been set up between the recycling bins and the share shed for everyone’s convenience. Remember that winter hours are now in place with slightly shorter opening hours and Wednesdays reduced from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays are closed entirely.

A request On Dec. 24, the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department dressed up and lit up to chauffeur Santa and his sleigh around Forest Grove and the surrounding area. It was quite a sight, with a convoy of three fire trucks driving up and down the road, alerting everyone to its presence with Christmas music and a hearty “Ho, ho, ho.” If you happen to have taken pictures, could you call deputy fire chief Ron Lister at 250-397-2302, as he is looking for some photographs of this event. Poker tournament A Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261-Forest Grove on Jan. 18, starting at noon, with a $25 buy-in. For more information, contact Jean Peake at 250-397-2929 or the Forest Grove Legion at 250-397-2455.

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The 108 Mile Lions Club is holding its first bingo on Jan. 16, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and games starting at 7. Other bingo nights are scheduled for Fridays from Feb. 6 to March 13. The Lions Club will be holding its annual Family Skate on Sepa Lake for the 108 Mile Ranch community on Jan. 25. Times of the event are unavailable at this time. CCLF news The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) church is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner/ auction for the Emery family members who are serving as missionaries in Malawi, Africa. The event will take place at the Valley Room (behind the Red Coach Inn) in 100 Mile House on Jan. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and they may be purchased from Mike and Jacquie at 250-395-

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Sept. 3 Angel on her shoulder Teacher Susan Soules and Tony Carter remain friends 16 years after Soules first met her former student while teaching at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 100 Mile House. Susan travelled to Vancouver in July to watch Tony compete on a Team BC soccer squad, which won gold, at the 2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games. Tony brought the medal with him to 100 Mile House when he visited the Soules family in mid-August. Sept. 10 Lillian Cecil leaves legacy of love The community lost a principal pioneer and memorable matriarch with the Aug. 10 passing of Lillian Cecil, Dowager Marchioness of Exeter, at age 90. Lillian Jane Cecil, also known as Lady

Exeter, was a cornerstone in 100 Mile House for decades. The community became her home in 1954, when the early township was just beginning to boom under the mentorship of her new husband, Lord Martin Cecil (known as its modern-day founder), who predeceased her in 1988.

Sept. 24 Dan Lytton memorialized in mural A colourful new painting graced the wall of the Cariboo Mall in 100 Mile House as the 100 Mile House & District Mural Society unveiled a grand mural depicting the late Dan Lytton. Society president Ruth Peterson originally discussed the idea with Dan’s eldest son, Ty Lytton, and Ty’s wife, Rae-Lynn, last spring.

Sept. 17 Performers embrace Cariboo Idol experience While Cariboo Idol contestants are usually in competition Oct. 2 with each other for No fear top prizes, performing Lac la Hache boys solo at various com- Connor, 7, and Mason munity fundraising Szatmari, 4, rode fearevents throughout the lessly this summer in summer, this year was a the British Columbia little bit different. Motocross Association’s Some of the idols youngest circuit. accompanied each The boys – and other on stage, one mom, Jennifer – shared brought up a band, and their experience in the all seven, after three 3 5/16 x 5 contestants dropped out earlier in the year, received a cheque for their participation.

high-speed world of motocross racing. Oct. 9 From the classroom to the cockpit Former principal Tom Turner took 100 Mile House Free Press reporter Gaven Crites up in the air with him for a routine flight around the Cariboo and Chilcotin on Sept. 20, and shared his story of piloting his Cessna 182 for Cariboo Air, based in 108 Mile Ranch. “The country and the places you go are just spectacular,” Turner said. Oct. 16 Wheelchair accessible trail now open Local dignitaries celebrated the official opening of a 1.7-kilometre wheelchair accessible trail route

through the forest at 99 Mile Hill on Oct. 8. “Our club is very excited to showcase the new fully accessible trail,” said Steve Law of the Hun City Mountain Bike Club. Oct. 23 A saga of Canadian ancestry In mid-August, five generations of the Steffano family and four generations of the Bouchard family met in an unusual gathering of Canadian heritage at a 97 Mile home. Elaine Bouchard says they were all visiting her home to have multigenerational family pictures taken together

with her mother, Vera (Steffano) McLachlan, now 93. It was the first time all five living generations of Steffanos were photo-

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Big-hearted Rotarians boost community Engaged with the community for almost four decades, the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House had another stellar year of providing significant local support in 2014. Since November 1976, the club has been instrumental in holding events, maintaining community projects and helping local youth and seniors. Club president Craig Lee says while all of its activities are important, a highlight for members this year was installing the Rotary Clock in front of the 100 Mile Community Hall. On Nov. 20, the local Rotary Club gifted the large time piece, worth approximately $20,000, to the District of 100 Mile House. The day also marked the 38th anniversary of the club’s inception. “The neat thing about this Rotary Club is Rotary is very much about international and local [projects]; it tends to be a normal balance. But with this club, it is disproportionate at looking after local things.” Lee says he thinks this is “great” and it helps allow the club to feature events, such as Lobsterfest, by far its largest annual fundraiser – except in 2014 when it was cancelled and reorganized. That happened because of an increased cost for off-season lobster and flying it in from the East Coast, as well as an inconsistency seen in the lobster sizes, he explains. “We are going to be holding the Lobsterfest in June this year, at the peak of Lobster season.” He adds the Rotary’s Seniors Dinner it hosts annually at Christmas is now primarily funded by the local club. “For the last two

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The Rotary Clock was unveiled in November as a gift to the community from the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House. Club members and local dignitaries gathered at the clock, which stands tall in front of the 100 Mile Community Hall.

years, we have not solicited [business] donations ... we don’t do that anymore.” A few smaller donations are still accepted from longtime donors who like to participate with their support, he explains. “We’ve gone from 50 per cent funded to probably five or 10 per cent funded.” Noting planning is now underway for the club’s 40th anniversary in 2016, Lee says they have yet to be finalized. “I’m not sure what we are going to do, but we are looking at something big for that one.” The mobile Rotary Stage has continued to see lots of action at various events. The

stage has been used at the Garlic Festival, Hot July Nights Car & Bike Show, Relay for Life,

Cariboo Idols and many other events. The Rotary Soccer Field at the 100 Mile

Soccer Park is just one of the bigger projects the club has led over the years to the benefit of 100 Mile House. Its many other projects have included support for schools and scholarships, Big Brothers and Sisters, Cariboo Marathon, South Cariboo Rec. Centre, 100 Mile District General Hospital and Lumberman’s Park ball fields. Lee explains local facilities, such as Creekside Seniors Activity Centre and the Horse Lake Training Centre, would not exist today were it not for the financial support of the local Rotarians – a small club with a big heart. “We have a very high participation rate because everybody in the club really believes in what the club does.” All of its 18 members

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Oct. 30 New auto shop is key to hands-on learning The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s new automotive shop – one of two newer renovations at the school – was a hub of activity on Oct. 16. The new shop means more space and more modern tools and equipment for the students to utilize on more projects. Nov. 6 Venerable veterans revered by daughter Lynda Krupp of Watch Lake had two Second World War veterans in her family – her father, whom she never met, and her “dad,” who raised her. These two men were also best friends before the war drastically intervened. Nov. 13 Cadets awarded medals for service Earlier this year, Mike Young, who represented the Army Cadet League of Canada-British Columbia Branch, presented service medals to 2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Sgt. Coletin Lane (four years) and Sgt. Aaron McDermid (five years). Nov. 20 Local inductee to national hall of fame Bob “Bo” Work

was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career in racing mechanics that brought about several wins at Daytona and a World Formula 750 Championship. At Daytona in the 1960s, Work and rider Yvon Du Hamel won both a first and a second place, and set a track record that still stands (on the oval) today – with their Yamaha motorbike reaching 242.8 km/h.

Dec. 4 From brewing to the police beat Const. Sebastian Lipsett, among the latest recruits at the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment, is an enthusiastic new police officer with a background as a master brewer. He made beer at Tree Brewing in Kelowna before becoming a cop. Last spring, he underwent police training, which he said offered him a “really unique Canadian experience.”

Nov. 27 A night to remember Psalm 23 hosted its Northern Courageous Starfish Awards at the Valley Room in 100 Mile House on Nov. 22. The event was the Psalm 23 Transition Society’s annual dinner and auction. The Psalm 23 Recovery Training Centre, for men battling drug and alcohol addiction, is located at Mile 59. A number of awards were presented to volunteers and organizations that benefit Psalm 23.

Dec. 11 Former ranger station still stands firm 100 Mile House is home to the only one old and original ranger station known to remain in continuous government operation in British Columbia. The station dates back to circa 1952, when the Forest Rangers held a multifaceted role in the preservation of B.C.’s wildlands and timber. The small, barnstyle white clapboard station is tucked in neatly beside the much larger and more contemporary Service BC

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Dec. 18 From piano to podium The Watch Lake Hall now sports a handmade podium with an illustrious past. Helmut Sander volunteered to build the podium out of an old piano that had been in

Dec. 25 Pay it forward focus on Facebook A Facebook posting by resident Bobbi-Jo Dayman touched the heart of the CFEC. Dayman noted what her family gains from its gift-giving program.

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FAST bytes SKiIng CLINIC Adult skiers with a bit of experience looking to get to the next level are invited to sign up for a ski clinic at 99 Mile Ski Trails. A skating technique clinic, with instructor Gary Carlson, goes 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 17. The cost is $35 and space is limited. To register, contact Carlson at 250-3952063 or carlsong@


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Sighted guide Joey Seiler watched as local curler Lori Fry delivered a rock against Kelowna during 100 Mile House's first game at the 2015 West Coast Blind Curling Association Provincial Playdowns at the 100 Mile Curling Club on Jan. 10.

Curling team gets shot at Ottawa 100 Mile hosted blind curling 2015 provincial play downs

A local blind curling team hosted a successful provincial bonspiel on Jan. 10-11, and now those 100 Mile House curlers are set to represent Team BC at a national tournament in Ottawa in 2016. Kelowna finished first, Vancouver second, 100 Mile House third, and Prince George fourth, at the West Coast Blind Curling Association 2015

Provincial Play Downs. The first place team had the choice to attend the 2016 National Canadian Visually Impaired Curling Championships (CVICC) in Ottawa, or be one of the two British Columbia teams to attend the 2015 Western Blind Curling Association Championships (WBCA) in March. Kelowna and Vancouver chose the


WBCA event, and 100 Mile accepted to represent the province at the 2016 CVICC. The 100 Mile House rink includes skip Jim Vinson, lead Katelyn Seiler, second Marilyn Vinson, third Lori Fry, and sighted guide Joey Seiler The local bonspiel was enjoyed by all, says Fry. “Old friends were reunited and new acquaintances were made. All the players played hard overcoming several obstacles.” Visiting teams expressed gratitude and thanks to the community of 100 Mile for the great hospitality, generosity and support put towards blind curling from the moment they

arrived, Fry adds. “The community effort in 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo is simply astounding.” Two points were awarded for winning ends and 10 points for winning games. In Draw 1, Kelowna beat 100 Mile 9-5. In Draw 2, Vancouver beat 100 Mile 12-5. In Draw 3, 100 Mile beat Prince George 17-1. Vancouver and 100 Mile were tied after the round robin, but Vancouver was deemed the second place winner because they beat 100 Mile in Draw 2. Had 100 Mile won one more end against Vancouver, 100 Mile would have secured second place.

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Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School point guard Reid Davidson, left, moved the ball around an Ashcroft defender during a 35-30 win in 100 Mile House on Jan. 12.

The atom development Wranglers, sponsored by Bridge Lake Electric, split a pair of games in Williams Lake, Jan. 3. The 100 Mile House squad won its first game 12-4, before losing 8-3 in the second match up. Kyson Hopson couldn't be stopped in Game 1, pacing the atom Wranglers with seven goals and two assists. Kyle Sanford poured it on too, notching four goals and one assist. Riley

Campbell also got on the scoresheet with a goal, while assists went to Jackson Hooper, Braden Beharrell, Shayne Sutton, Easton Mills, Danielle Villeneuve, Jackson Hooper and Kyle Sanford. Villeneuve, Hooper and Sanford scored in the loss. Jacob Henderson, Sanford and Sutton tallied assists. The atom Wranglers return to Williams Lake for their final Cariboo League games on Jan. 17.

The 100 Mile House and District Soccer Association is hosting a dinner and auction on Jan. 31. Proceeds are going to the completion of a new clubhouse and washroom facility at the Soccer Park. Tickets are $25 for the four course prime rib dinner at the El Caballo Restaurant in 100 Mile House. Tickets are available at Borgos' Sports Shack and El Caballo Restaurant.

JUNIOR B-BALL A junior boys basketball team got its first win in the new gym at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 100 Mile House on Jan. 12. The PSO Eagles beat Ashcroft 35-30 in exhibition play. Ty Langton paced the team with 12 points. Treyh Dickerson scored 11 points and Riley Jones added eight. Patrick Walker and Sean Mason both added two with great play around the basket. Masen Fernandes was a terror on the defensive end. Point guard Reid Davidson led the team with great passing and ball-handling. Luke Jewitt, Colton Allwood and Jordan Monical played some quality minutes off the bench.


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Sept. 3 108 Mile an inspirational stop for Quesnel bikers Quesnel cyclists Rob Gardner and Amarjit Singh “Archie” Sull raised $31,393.58 for the BC Children's Hospital in July. The pair, riding under the name “Cycling 530,” started an eightday, 682-kilometre charity bike ride from Quesnel to Whistler to Vancouver on June 30. On July 1, they rolled into 108 Mile Ranch. “The biggest impact was the people that gave us hugs and saying, 'Thank you for doing what you’re doing,'” said Sull. Sept. 10 Good show by big bulls, brave riders One ranch-hand was kicked in the face and one rider needed 15 stitches to close a horn wound near his chin, but all in all, it was a good weekend of bull riding at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club Grounds. The two-day, British Columbia Professional Bull Riders event – which was part of South Cariboo Fall Fair festivities and included barrel racing and wild horse racing, Sept. 5-6 – saw close to 300 spectators, 20 contestants – including locals Ryan St. Pierre and Tyson Stovert – and about 70 or so bucking bulls supplied by Diamond D Rodeo Bulls, located near 100 Mile House, and C-Plus Rodeos of 150 Mile. Sept. 17 Over the boardwalk A newly-constructed boardwalk system added character and fun to the mountain bike trails a short climb up 99 Mile hill just outside of 100 Mile House. The five wooden paths, built over areas where standing water made the Hun City Mountain Bike Club trail unridable, are about two-feet wide, one foot off the forest floor, and stretch a couple hundred feet in total.

The Grapes held off a late Wreckers attack for a 3-2 win. Dec. 4 Sikiric rink third at bonspiel The 100 Mile House Curling Club hosted a junior bonspiel, Nov. 29-30. Three teams from Prince George and three from 100 Mile House went head-to-head in a round robin-style tournament. The local rink of Ethan Sikiric won third place. Member's of Sikiric's rink included Elaine Hefer, Chance Bourassa and Logan Sikiric.

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100 Mile House skaters Anya Levermann, front left, Katie Toews, Breanna Uphill, Katya Levermann, back left, Caitlyn Ray and Shian Remanente play for the midget rep Williams Lake Timberwolves.

You roll quickly across the new paths, but virtually everyone can ride them, Hun City Mountain Bike Club member Steve Law said. Sept 24 'Fire in the belly' Former NHL star Cliff Ronning met with local hockey fans ahead of a 100 Mile House Wranglers home opener on Sept. 19. The Burnabyborn Ronning played five of his 20 seasons in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, including the team's Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1994. “I think it's really the fire in the belly that determines whether you're going to keep going and playing at higher levels,” he said. Oct. 2 Wranglers add vets The 100 Mile House Wranglers upgraded their roster with the addition of three veteran talents – Cooper Holick, Nick McCabe and local skater Brett Harris. Harris played Junior A last season in Saskatchewan with the Nipawin Hawks.

Oct. 9 Curlers team up for big project A huge renovation project at the 100 Mile Curling Club recently highlighted the hard work and commitment of its volunteers. Before the ice was made and the lines were drawn, the curling rink saw new boards installed. Local curlers laboured for hours on the $8,000 project, which was funded by the Cariboo Regional District. Oct. 16 Resident honoured by 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity Local resident Bev Fry was set to carry the torch celebrating the start of the largest multi-sport event ever in northern British Columbia. Fry was one of 123 torchbearers chosen of over 400 nominations ahead of the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Feb. 13 to March 1. “I was more shocked and humbled at the same time,” Fry said of hearing the news. “It's an honour.”

Oct. 23 Former captain joins Wranglers' webcast Jaidan Ward, the former 100 Mile House Wranglers captain – the team's first one ever during its inaugural run last season – was the newest addition to the Wranglers' webcast team. The 21-year-old Kootenay International Junior Hockey League veteran is a valuable asset to his new team, working beside Josh Hall on play-byplay and Nathan Foote behind the camera. Oct. 30 Girls win back-toback Rugby players from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School showed skill and promise in a number of games in Houston, Burns Lake and Prince George. A girls team played in a sevens tournament and got their first win in four years, beating a Houston junior team 10-5 on Oct. 18. “The victories were a total team effort and every player worked hard all weekend and the returning players showed plenty of lead-

ership,” said coach Sean Glanville. Nov. 6 'Roller-coaster' weekend The 100 Mile House Wranglers put themselves back together following a big collapse and knocked off the powerhouse Kamloops Storm the next night. While the local Junior B hockey club gave up four goals in the third period and one in overtime, losing 5-4 to the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Nov. 1, they beat the Storm 2-1 on Nov. 2. Nov. 13 100 Mile skaters big part of WL team 100 Mile House talent was running with a pack of Timberwolves in Williams Lake. Six local players – Katie Toews, Shian Remanente, Breanna Uphill, Caitlyn Ray and sisters Katya and Anya Levermann – hit the ice with the female midget rep team in the nearby South Cariboo community. “We've been very impressed with all of our players and feel particularly fortunate

our six 100 Mile players round out the team so well, with a variety of skill sets,” said coach Pete Montana. Nov. 20 Old Stars tourney shines again The 27th Annual 100 Mile Old Stars Hockey Tournament saw 12 teams take the ice in three age divisions at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House, Nov. 7-9, and the long-running tournament was another success. A team from Merritt won the 55-plus division. A team from Salmon won the 45-plus division. Red Rock, a 100 Mile House team, was victorious in the 35-plus division. Nov. 27 Grapes, Wreckers skate on home ice Teams from Williams Lake, Chase, Kamloops and Abbotsford hit the ice for a 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association peewee house league tournament. Local teams – A&M Towing Wreckers and Ainsworth Grapes went head-to-head, Nov. 21.

Dec. 11 Huge games for Milers The local midget rep hockey team, sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing and Heating, hosted Prince George Tier 3 in its first home games of the season on Dec. 6-7. The Milers are dedicating the season to Kyle Moore, the father of team member Brandan Moore and former coach who passed away in July 2013. Dec. 18 Atoms win third in Chase A local atom house league team sponsored by Sunrise Ford won third place at tournament in Chase, Dec. 13-14. Game MVP awards went to Tyler Guimond, Sarah Balbirnie, Mason Pincott, and Aiden Moore, who scored an overtime winner, in the final game. Dec. 25 100 Milers help lead Timberwolves pack Local talents Rachel Cross, Addie Cleave, Sienna Monical, Courtney Cave and Sydni and Olivia Poggenpohl are playing a big part on the Williams Lake Timberwolves bantam rep team. The girls are proving to be real leaders, with Monical wearing the “C” as the team's captain, explained coach Ben Pierce after a game in 100 Mile House.

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Wounded Wranglers play through pain

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It's a tight squeeze in the middle of the Doug Birks Division, where second and fourth place are currently separated by a single point. The 100 Mile House Wranglers, which continue their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign with a seriously battered lineup, are still right behind the Sicamous Eagles and Chase Heat, in fourth place, despite having lost their last three games and only registering one of a possible six points. (Chase and Sicamous go head-to-head on Jan. 14, after press time.) Coach Dale Hladun thought a 10-day layoff around Christmas time would heal this team. It didn't. “It's insane how injured we are,” he says, listing a few guys that are still out of the lineup and a few more that are playing with injuries. “We're still the walking wounded.” A number of players got the day off at practice this week to rest and get healthy, before the Wranglers travel to Kamloops and Kelowna for games on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, respectively. The coach thinks playing through this type of adversity at this point of the season will build character for later on when the Wranglers make a final push into the postseason, when it really counts. Because, after all, “it's all practice to the playoffs,” Hladun reminds us. “Our record is still strong. We're still over .500. With the

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Wranglers captain Devan Suidy is one several 100 Mile House skaters dealing with an injury right now. The Wranglers head to Kamloops for a game against the Storm on Jan. 16 and Kelowna against the Chiefs on Jan. 17.

right win or two, we're in second [place].” 100 Mile House met the Heat in Chase on Jan. 11. Quinn Ferris faced 39 shots in the 4-3 overtime loss. Tyler Garcia took a five-minute boarding penalty in overtime, so the Wranglers were shorthanded in extra time. Stephen Egan, Justin Bond and Jayden Syrota found the back of the net. Nick McCabe and Jaydon Gilding added assists. The Castlegar Rebels stormed the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 10 and top-

pled the Wranglers 5-2. While the Wranglers managed a total of 35 shots, only a pair by forward Brett Harris got by Castlegar's net-minder, Patrick Zubick. McCabe, Syrota and Justin Bond tallied assists. The Sicamous Eagles downed 100 Mile House 6-2 on Jan. 9, which Hladun called “probably our flattest game we've played in some time”. Garcia tallied two assists and was named home star for the Wranglers. Syrota and Michael Lynch found the back of the net. Tavis Roch got an assist.

Paralympic dreams for local rider

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100 Mile House Wranglers forward Austin Turner took a shot off his kneepad while on the power play against the Sicamous Eagles at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 9. The Eagles beat the Wranglers 6-2.

2015 is a big year for 100 Mile House's Tristiana Allwood. The highly-ranked Canadian para-equestrian rider is hoping to qualify for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Along with her seven-year-old Friesian thoroughbred, “Benjamin Bun”, the Grade 12 Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student is entering international dressage competitions in the coming months, and hoping to score high enough to improve her ranking and get on this country's short list for Rio. “I'm going to work and train hard,” says Allwood, who works and trains nearly everyday at a barn near Mahood Lake. “I'm going to keep the horse strong and steady so he has a good foundation to keep going.”

Allwood suffered a stroke at birth and was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She has limited movement in her left hand. She started riding at the age of two when her mother, Teresa, introduced her to a therapeutic riding clinic. “I've been working with horses all my life. When I'm riding I don't feel like I have a disability. I feel normal. I don't have to think about it. I just go out and ride.” She's been competing in dressage – a sport where horse and rider demonstrate a series of predetermined movements in front of a judge – for about six years. “You always have to think about what you're going to do, the next movement, the next thing, how your horse feels,” Allwood explains of the sport. “We work as a team to help each other out and strengthen ourselves. It's really neat to have that rela-

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Dressage rider Tristiana Allwood is training hard in hopes of representing Canada at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

tionship with the horse. When you feel it, you feel it.” She adds: "No matter what struggles you have in your life, it's what

you make of the journey that counts. I hope my success in riding will encourage other riders and people to live their dreams too.”


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Coach Cale Tessaro: 100 Mile House squad never quit, played outstanding

100 Mile House's peewee rep Wranglers, sponsored by Primal Electric, made it all the way to the finals at a North Okanagan tournament, Jan. 9-11. Playing for gold, the peewee Wranglers met a big Kelowna team and played a hard and tough game. While 100 Mile House received goals from Owen Pincott and Colby McCullough, Kelowna came away with the 6-2 victory, including an empty net goal. Colton Sanford won MVP in the final for the local team. "The boys never quit and fought hard all weekend,” says coach Cale Tessaro. “They represented 100 Mile outstandingly as young men." 100 Mile House went 4-0 to reach the finals. Sanders, Jace Myers, Nate Wolstenholme, Owen Pincott and Robert Waldner found the back of the net in a narrow 6-5 win over Clearwater in 100 Mile House's first round robin game. Marshall Tessaro had three assists and Spence Giesbrecht added one, while MVP went to Cole Allan. The peewee Wranglers dominated against the host team, North Okanagan, 8-1. Sanders scored a hat trick, while Wolstenholme and Myers each plugged two and Waldner added one. Ryan Balbirnie was solid in net and Sanders won MVP. Against Salmon Arm, 100 Mile House had a slow start, but three straight goals from Wolstenholme late in the opening period gave

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them a 3-1 lead. Sanders scored three more for 100 Mile House and Tessaro had a late goal to lead the Wranglers to a 7-2 win. Wolstenholme won MVP. The peewee Wranglers met Revelstoke in the semi final. It was a rough, fast-paced game, coach Tessaro says. While the local boys

had a 4-1 lead midway through the game, Revelstoke tied it 4-4 before the third. Goals by Wolstenholme and Myers, 15 seconds apart, early in the final frame, gave 100 Mile the lead for good, and earned the team a spot in the final against Kelowna. Colby Glen had two assists and Myers won MVP.

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Local artist embraces unique form A body of artwork created in a rather unique and distinct style is currently on display at Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House. The show by local encaustic artist Gisela Gruning runs until Feb. 6. Encaustic is an ancient painting technique done with heated wax that have coloured pigments added to it. Gruning uses a small hot iron, pointed metal tools, and small special brushes to create a variety of colourful art, from abstract paintings to realistic landscapes, flowers and animals. All of them currently grace a wall on the main floor of the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave., where the showroom is located. Her tools are also on display behind the glass. While Gruning first started working with acrylic and oil paints, she gave encaustic a try about seven years ago, and it has become a favourite form of expression. “It’s [tricky],” she admits, “but I

just love it. I can take my time – layer after layer. “People think when [the wax] gets hot, it starts running. But no, it is like cement. It stays like it is.” Gruning was born in Germany and came to Canada in 1977. She moved to the Cariboo 18 years ago. As a member of the Cariboo Artists’ Guild, she has been a part of several group and individual art shows in the area over the years. A painting can take 20 minutes, or a few days, to complete, the artist explains. Her newest work is of a small seal pup in the snow. Summer flowers and orchids also hang nearby and Cariboo landscapes, too. Of the creative process, she says: “You have to feel it. Sometimes I sit until [midnight] and I’m really into it. “I’m retired, so I can do what I want,” she adds with a laugh. Having her artwork on display is fun, and so is working in encaustic, Gruning continues. “It is unique. I just love to do it.”

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Gisela Gruning’s encaustic artwork is currently on display at Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House.




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Sept. 3 David Francey concert hit all the right notes Juno award-winner David Francey, a Canadian folk s i n g e r - s o n g w r i t e r, entertained the 170 people in attendance at Martin Exeter Hall on Aug. 20. The Scottish-born former carpenter wove stories taken from his life experience into the evening’s performance. Although organizing the event was a leap of faith, Len and Cathryn Aune said they were very pleased with the evening and thank the people of the area for their support. Sept. 10 Jump on board the Louisiana Hayride The Louisiana Hayride Show fall tour extravaganza was rolling into 100 Mile House on Sept. 27, bringing some brand new songs and stories – as well as fan favourites from previous shows – performed by the cast and crew of characters such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison – along with a new character, Tammy Wynette. Sept. 17 CAG show captured ‘Magic of Light’ Cariboo Artist Guild (CAG) member Sharon Isaaks won the People’s Choice Award for her painting of the northern lights at the group’s annual Fine Art Show and Sale at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. The theme was “Magic of Light.” Local artists captured a variety of subject matter having to do with light, which was judged by visitors. The themed-pieces hung


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Juno award-winner David Francey charmed the Martin Exeter Hall audience with songs and stories on Aug. 20.

in the entrance of the local gallery while an assortment of many more paintings by CAG artists went on display in the main showroom. Sept. 24 Country Night sold out again Extra tables and chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the 115 ticket-buyers for the popular 15th Annual Cariboo Country Night on Sept. 13. The entertainment was provided by Hugh McLennan, Leslie Ross and Jason Ruscheinsky, and organized by Mark McMillan. Oct. 2 Love Letters, from 100 Mile The 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society was all about the drama rehearsing for a performance of Love Letters, an emotional two-person play, which took the stage Oct. 16-18 at Martin Exeter Hall. The dramatic production was a departure of sorts from the comedic route the local theatre group took last year. Chris Adams and Renee LaRochelle starred in the show.

Oct. 9 Talent show fun for the whole family “The Cariboo's Got Talent” was set to feature great local musicians, dancers and storytellers on Oct. 19. The entertaining event was in support of the 100 Mile District Palliative Care Society. “It will be an afternoon for the whole family,” said organizer Caroline Sharpe.

as a way to connect with the community when she moved to the area 10 years ago. Joining the group, which supports budding and established artists, was a good thing for her. “I don’t have any formal art education at all. When I was working on something and got stuck, or something was wrong and I couldn’t tell what it was, I could ask some of [the members] and they were always really good and could help with good advice.” Oct. 23 Castonguay’s images featured in art show Anyone that enjoys

Oct. 16 Artist shares something special Local artist Olaug Jaenicke’s most recent work was on display for the month of October at the Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House. Jaenicke found the Cariboo Artists’ Guild

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• Jan. 15-Feb. 6 – Encaustic artist Gisela Gruning's unique and distinct style of painting is currently on display at the Showcase Gallery, on the main floor of the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. • Jan. 21 – Eclectica Community Choir starts its winter season with rehearsals in the 100 Mile House United Church. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and choir rehearsal begins at 7. Registration is on each Wednesday in January at 6:30 p.m. The choir is open to everyone. • Jan. 22 – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society (SCSS) winter films series starts with Not Business as Usual, which is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. SCSS films are shown on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free although donations are accepted. For more information, go to the SCSS website at http://southcariboosustain or call 250-791-7284. • Jan. 24 – The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) church is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner/ auction for the Emery family members who are serving as missionaries in Malawi, Africa. The event takes place at the Valley Room from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and they can be purchased from Mike and Jacquie at 250-395-1992, or at the CCLF information centre between services. • Jan. 25 – The 100 Mile United Church will hold a special service recognizing Robbie Burns Day at 10:30 a.m., led by Barrie Bolton. Following the service, there will be a potluck lunch and entertainment. • Jan. 25 – The 108 Mile Lions Club is hosting its annual Family Skate for the 108 Mile Ranch community on Sepa Lake. Times to be announced. • Jan. 31 – The 100 Mile House and District Soccer Association is hosting a dinner/auction, with proceeds going to the completion of the clubhouse and washrooms, at El Caballo. Tickets are $25 and are available at El Caballo and Borgo's Sport Shack. For more information, contact lianne.h@100 mile • Feb. 5-7 – The 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is presenting the Art of Murder at Martin Exeter Hall. Performances start at 7 p.m. all three nights and there is a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on Feb. 7. Tickets are $15 each and they are available Didi's and Donex. • Feb. 8 – The Second Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races will take place at the Interlakes Service Centre on Highway 24, with registration at 10 a.m. and races at 11. There will be competitive and recreational class and no entry fee. More information at • Feb. 14 – The 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert will be held at Martin Exeter Hall, with a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show. The concert features Tom Cole, Brian Salmond, Leslie Ross and Jason Ruscheinsky. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at PMT Chartered Accountants, Work n Play, 100 Mile Feed and The Log House.


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Oct. 30 Actors deliver emotional performances in Love Letters Local actors Chris Adams and Renee LaRochelle delivered raw and excellent performances in the 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society’s production of Love Letters, a two-person dramatic play by writer A.R. Gurney, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. LaRochelle, as Melissa Gardner, and Adams, as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, were “remarkable,” said director Marie Hooper. Nov. 6 Raising money on the runway “Fashion with a Heart” raised close to $2,200 for children’s education in the South Cariboo and Central America. The third annual event saw the latest fashions from local retailers and benefited the Shirley Case School Project, and the Just the Basics Success By 6 Campaign. Local models hit the runway donning a variety of fashions, including dresses, hockey equipment, pyjamas and hunting gear, from The Log House, Borgo’s Sports Shack, The Outlaw, Class Act Formals and Exeter Sporting Goods. Nov. 13 Friendly faces featured in art show Patsy Granberg focused on faces in the community for her show at Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House. The display downtown featured an interesting and captivating collection of the local artist’s portraits in pastel. “I love the challenge of capturing a likeness in a face,” Granberg said. “It is probably the most difficult thing to do artistically, and I love the connection you get when you are able to draw somebody.” Nov. 20 Christmas musical set to entertain families The Weir fam-

ily and special guests were rehearsing for an upcoming Christmas musical show. “From Me To You: A Christmas Musical” told the story of one quirky, funny family that breaks into festive songs, on the night before Christmas. “It’s not a typical Christmas concert,” said Nicole Weir, who along with husband, Brian, and children, Mia and Luca, were set to perform. “I wanted to do a Christmas concert and had a lot of fun ideas. Fortunately, I have a family full of performers.” Nov. 27 Birch Avenue going to the dogs Organizers of the 2015 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race were planning a Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night event on Jan. 9. Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night is all about beating the winter blues, promoting the 2015 Cariboo Challenge, and bringing the community together. A portion of Birch Avenue is set to be closed for a variety of fun events. Organizers were looking for community input and ideas.

The Royal Conservatory of Music recently in Vancouver for scoring the top mark in British Columbia on the Grade 8 Speech Arts and Drama examination. Kinasewich, who is now in Grade 9, has been studying speech arts since the age of five. She’s a regular performer in annual Festival of the Arts competitions and loves drama and acting. Dec. 11 Art group shares ‘Christmas Toys’ Among the works on the wall at Showcase Gallery as part of the Cariboo Artists’ Guild’s “Christmas Toys”themed group show in 100 Mile House was a painting by Susan Kruse, depicting Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls sitting under a green conifer. Inspiration for the painting came from Kruse’s teaching days, when she used to do a pioneer Christmas theme lesson with her primary school students. “Pioneers didn’t go buy toys, they made them by hand. So, Raggedy Ann and Andy were handmade by

Dec. 4 Top mark for Lydia Kinasewich Local student Lydia Kinasewich, 14, of 108 Mile Ranch, was awarded a gold medal from

someone with love.” Dec. 18 String, piano and speech arts performers delight audience Performers provided great entertainment at the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts Committee’s annual Fall Recital at the Evangelical Free Church in 100 Mile House on Nov. 30. It was a full program with two dozen participants – both young and old – said Marilyn Buyar, who cochairs the committee with Bruce Madu. “It was lovely because it was Canada Music Week. It was nice, too,

that we had strings well represented, and we had quite a few piano performers as well.” Dec. 25 ‘Everything and more’ “From Me To You: A Christmas Musical” ran from Dec. 4-6 at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House to the delight of local audiences. The show starred Brian, Nicole, Mia and Luca Weir, and featured performances by members of the South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (SCRG), local “Elves” and music by Pat Friesen on piano.

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10 ways to stay active this winter

Twenty minutes a day of activity helps people stay fit

Michelle Stilwell, parliamentary secretary for Healthy Living, urges folks to keep active this winter. “As an elite athlete, I understand the dark and cold winter months can take their toll on our motivation to stay active. It is tempting to stay inside and curl up, but there are plenty of things we can do indoors and out to get the recommended amount of daily activity and keep feeling our best. Here are some tips to keep active this winter: • Set small, achievable goals, such as running on the spot during the commercials of your favourite TV show or committing to walking 20 minutes a day. Whatever it is, the sooner you commit to it, the sooner you will feel the benefits. • Create an activity calendar for a month, with daily goals – such as going for a swim or playing a game of tag. If you have children, ask them to help create the goals. • Keep it simple and just go for a short walk. It doesn’t have to be outdoors – find a local community centre with a running track, pop into a mall, or walk around your office building with co-workers. Any opportunity to rack up the recommended 10,000 steps a day is a good one. • Visiting friends out of town? Pack your workout gear and make a point of joining them at their gym/workout class. • Embrace the cold and snow. Make a day of it or just take an

hour. Bundle up and is not usually associated go tobogganing, build with active living, you a snowman, try snow- can use it to learn the shoeing or hit basics of a new the mountains dance, yoga or to go skiing. tai chi to see • Involve your if you like it children. They before commitneed between ting to formal 60 and 180 mininstruction or utes of physical classes. activity a day, Michelle • Check Stilwell so try joining out your local them for a game parks and recin the backyard. Enjoy reation centre. They a family walk after din- have activities to suit ner. all ages, budgets and • Get the whole fam- schedules – allowing ily together and have you to be active and a dance party. Crank meet new people. the tunes and have fun • Looking for more? while you do the dishes. Call our friends at • Use the Internet. the Physical Activity While more screen time Line (http://www.

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information. “Adults should get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week in sessions of 10 minutes or more. That’s

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Obituaries COLE

Arthur (Art) Percy Oct. 3, 1926 - Dec. 27, 2014

Art passed away after a battle with COPD. He leaves his love of 66 yrs Wilma, daughter Patti, son Rick (Judy), grand-children April, Arinn & Angie (Blake & Matt) great grandchildren Tori, Katie, Jackson & Oliver, niece Diane & other family and friends. Art was very proud of his Army time Nov. 1944 – Sept. 1945 with Herb Walker & Bob Wilkinson. Bob would become his best man when Art & Willie married April 24, 1948. Art joined the Winnipeg Light Infantry reserve forces Jan. 1953 – Sept. 1955. As a young family many holidays and picnics were spent with best friends Tommy & June Masters. Art & Willie moved to Vancouver 1965 but home was 108 Ranch as of 1982. Art loved to hunt, fish, and putter around the house but most of all snowmobile with buddies Dieter, Rupert and John and very special rides with his son Rick. Many great happy hour and dinners spent with neighbours George & Freda, Gerald, Val & Richard, Gord & Bev, Norm & Sherry, Mike & Kate. Dad you are very special, we hold fond memories and we’re honoured to be with you these past months. We will miss you very much; you live in our hearts. Love always, your family Willie, Patti, Rick and Judy In lieu of flowers – consider BC Lung Association. Condolences can be made to the family at No service at this time.


Feb. 17, 1947 - Jan. 6, 2015

Wendy passed away January 6, 2015. There will be a service January 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.


Don passed away peacefully at home Jan. 4, 2015. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Lac la Hache Community Club. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Harold Jensen, beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather on Jan. 7, 2015. Harold passed after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He will be deeply missed but he has finally found peace from his suffering and will once again be together with his beloved mother and best friend. Harold was predeceased by his father Karl and mother Blanche. He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, children; Steven, Carla (Glenn), grandchildren: Ericka (Stefan) and Alexander, his brother Karl (Lydia), sister Doris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Harold never lost his sense of humour throughout his illness. He will be sadly missed and forever fondly remembered. “We will miss you old friend, but know that you have gone to a much better place, that fishing lake in the sky.” A celebration of Harold’s life will be held on Jan. 24, 2015, 2pm at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harold’s memory to either the Parkinson’s Society BC - #600 - 890 West Pender St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 or to South Cariboo Health Foundation Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0.

April 9, 1929 – Jan. 3, 2015 Bill passed away on Jan. 3, 2015 of cancer in 100 Mile Hospital. Calgary and the surrounding area was Bill’s home until early adulthood. He moved to Hope, then Aldergrove and finally to 100 Mile House where he enjoyed nature, home and married life. Bill worked from the age of 10, when his father died, and continued working until he retired at the age of 80. He started with odd jobs: ranch work, delivering telegrams and milk by horse and stonebolt. He moved on to mining, lumber camps, laying railroad, even a little rodeo-ing. His real love was long-haul trucking. Moving oil rigs in Alberta, heavy equipment, house logs and hay to BC and Alberta ranchers making many friends along the way. After retiring he continued working by logging our property, general building and upkeep. He was never still. Bill was known for his honesty, hard work, willingness to help others, love of a good laugh, his crooked grin and the twinkle in his eye. Bill is survived by his loving wife Laurel, daughters Theresa and Renee and sons Jeff and Trevor. He leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife Carol of 50 years and sons Billy and Dale. Bill will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many.

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It has been said the population of Scotland is 55 million; five million at home and 50 million overseas. These Scots love a party – in Gaelic: a “Ceilidh.� There are three special occasions to throw a party when the Scots feel they need cheering up. The most well-known in the West is the Robbie Burns’ birthday celebrations on Jan. 25 – and it’s a special occasion all over the world. The organizers of Burns Suppers usually follow the meal of haggis, ‘tatties and ‘neeps, with songs and recitations, choosing from his 300 songs and 500 poems, about 100 of which are in the local Scottish dialect. His output was astonishing considering he died at age 37. For 17 consecutive years, local Robbie Burns’ suppers were presented by the



Cariboo Scottish Country Dance Club. The 100 Mile House Free Press, in its Jan. 25, 1989 edition, reported the first of the club’s Robbie Burns nights was well attended at the 108 Mile Ranch Community Hall. Following the traditional supper came dancing, singing Burns’ songs and toasts to the queen, to the immortal memory of the Bard, and to the lassies. The arti-



OFFERS END FEBRUARY 2ND cle included a photo of a Scottish country dance. This year, the celebration of Robbieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth in the hamlet of Alloway in Ayrshire, Scotland 256 years ago, falls on a Sunday. The 100 Mile United Church plans to follow the tradition with the 10:30 am service to have a Scottish flavour in words and music. The United Church has Scottish roots with







the Presbyterians joining Methodists and Congregationalists in 1925 to form the United Church of Canada. The local service will be lead by Barrie Bolton, assisted by Dr. Dennis Tupman and Neil Duncan. The music will be provided by Nicole Ross. Following the service, there will be a pot-luck lunch, with a taste of hag-









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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


Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services



SALMON Arm logging company looking for fulltime contract logging trucks, or drivers. Steady year round haul, home every night. Drivers must have bush experience. Please email or call 778-489-0118

KAL-TIRE SECHELT requires immediately, an OTR Tire Technician with OTR, medium truck, light truck and passenger tire skills. Valid provincial driver’s license. Competitive salary and benefits. Reply with resume to or call Joe 604-885-7927.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

14 CUBIC FOOT Kenmore fridge. White, good shape. $250. Call 778-482-2207.

100 Mile House

Sunday: Big Book Study Group @ Heath Unit (behind hospital) at 7:30 PM Monday: Noon meeting @ Scenic Place unit #18, 208 8th St. at 12:00 PM Tuesday: 100 Mile Sobriety Group @ United Church at 8:00 PM Thursday: Step and Tradition Group @ 108 Community Hall (upstairs)at 7:30 PM SINGLE young male in 70’s have own place, would like to meet young female 60’s or 70’s for companionship. I have no illnesses, am fun loving and live in 100 Mile. Please contact me at: SD, C/O Box 459, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0.


Travel RESORT RENTAL in Hemet, CA. Brand new one bedroom cottages with full kitchen, bath, queen bed, and living suite. Luxury Resort. 866-916-1316 or RV LOT Rentals $8.95 a day. 362 days of sunshine, pets, events, classes, entertainment. Reserve by 02/14/2015. or call: 1-800-926-5593.

TROYER VENTURES Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package and room for advancement. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3) and Mechanics. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and a drivers abstract are required. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at:


Full time CDA wanted for busy family dental practice. No weekends or evenings. Competitive wages. or drop off resume to Dr. Ciriello at 440 Comer Street.

Therapy Groups

Business Opportunities

Trades, Technical

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 DRIVERS w/AIR Req. for DH Manufacturing, Houston BC. BC & Alberta routes to be determined. EXPERIENCE IS A MUST. Hour Pay Based On Exp. & Full Benefits After 3 Mos. Apply with resume & abstract by emailing: or drop off in person at: Dh Manufacturing 1250 Hols Road.

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Help Wanted HIRING MEDICAL Transcriptionists! Minimum 2 years recent acute care Medical Transcription experience or new CanScribe Career College MT graduates. Testing required. Email resume to:

DH Manufacturing is looking for a Millwright. Candidate must have min. 4yrs, exp., mechanically inclined, able to work independently on projects. Wage will be negotiable on experience. Full Benefits After 3 Mos. Email to: or drop off in person at: Dh Manufacturing 1250 Hols Road.



ROAD CONSTRUCTION Operations Supervisor wanted to lead our team. Want a fulfilling career that offers work life balance? You can be home every day;



- Surrey B.C Searching for highly motivated and ambitious individuals to work and be challenged in their field.

AL-ANON - Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 8 pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

Financial Services TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Maintenance Services

U-Built utility trailer...licensed for road travel. $200. (250)296-3225

DENNY’S Sewing Machine Repair and Servicing

$500 & Under Power lift recliner chair, with battery backup system... made in USA. For a tall person. $500. (250)296-3225

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Ph: 250-706-8565

Misc. for Sale

Please call first

Pets & Livestock

FIREWOOD - Custom lengths, dry ready to burn, full cord $150. Delivered. Call 250-9455007

Feed & Hay GOOD hay for sale. Small rounds approx. 400 lbs. No rain. Barn stored. $35 each. 250-706-7953. HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Horse quality round bales. 400lb to 700lb bales of grass or grass/alf mix. $50.00 ea. Delivery available 250-3953539. QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378. SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126 TOP quality horse hay. 6570lb square bales. 250-3952903.

Pet Services

Cariboo Pet Crematorium Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

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Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER Get the best price for your SILVER COINS Call for app’t Mon - Fri

Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antiques, Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 Local

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STEEL BUILDINGS / Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100. Sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206;


IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

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Competitive Wage & Good Benefit Package Offered! Please forward your resume: Fax:(1)604-581-4104 Email: Visit:


$200 & Under 4 Snow tires P195/70R14, 90SM/S 5bolt rims, for 1997 Toyota Camry. Excellent condition, $200 (250)296-3225

250-395-3330 Private or Group

Cook all ground beef until there is No Pink AND the juices run clear!

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Looking for work? Thinking of changing careers? Visit Community Employment Services WorkBC for resources, resumes, labour market information, and local job postings. Call 250-395-5121 or go to for more information.


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Did you know that in many areas you can get your favourite community newspaper delivered right to your door?

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

Senior Assisted Living

2 BEDROOM mobile for rent. $650/mo. #8 & 42 Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268. Refs. required.

Independent Living Suites

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 3 BDRM apartment in 108. $860/mon. Util incl. N/S N/P Avail now. 250-791-6797.

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Penny

Homes for Rent 108 MILE: new house, 2 bdrm, + den, 2 full baths. Storage shed, carport. N/S, Ref & DD. Small pet ok. $900/mon & util. 250-791-6605. 1 BDRM cabin in 100 Mile. NS. NP $550/mon plus utilities. 250-395-3691 or 250706-8766. Avail. Immediately. 3 BDRM, 2 bath, clean family home. Gas fire place, garage,large fenced view property in front of 108 Beach. $995/mon. Available now. Call 250-706-1866. 3 BDRM, 2 bath w/jetted tub. Upper suite at house 3 miles from 100 Mile. $750/mon plus utilities. 250-395-4602.

Due to high demand 8 new suites are now under construction. Call Laurette now to reserve a suite at 250-305-3318. Williams Lake Seniors Village

5 BDRM lg. home at 108 Ranch. $900/mon.& util. DD and ref. req. Ph 250-395-2188 RIGHT IN TOWN; 3 Bedroom house, $1000 per month, light & heat included. No pets, non smoking, references please. ne:250-395-5392 PhoJudy Call

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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.

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2 BDRM bsmt suite, private entry, laundry, near elementary school. NP, NS. Utilities included. In 100 Mile. $750/mon. 250-395-1311.

kitchen with F/S & DW, Master Fax:with patio, huge bathbdrm. room, & sunroom. Lower level has 2 bdrms.,bathroom & rec. ne: gas fireplace plus Phowith room W&D $975. Call 250-3954644. Available Feb. 1. ReferFax&: damage deposit reences quired.

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 1 BDRM units newly renovated, in 100 Mile. Call 250397-2041 for details.

ce: LARGE BRIGHT 1B bdrm alan$525 plus util. N/S. N/P. 100 Mile. Avail. now. Ph. 250-397-0128.

: QUIET updated 1 bdrm $480. Taxes also avail 2 bdrm. $525. Laundry included. Gateway area. 250-395-2080.

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Hall v. Forsythe et al. To: the Defendant, Joseph Forsythe TAKE NOTE THAT on 24/October/2014 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M-136823 by way of this advertisement.

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Friday. For more information, call 250395-2511.

Community events listed must be of a nonprofit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress. net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting its workshops on downloading eBooks in the Program Room on Jan. 16, 23 and 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The workshops will explain how to borrow eBooks from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue and include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out eBooks. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District SPCA is holding an important meeting at the Ramada Inn on Jan. 18, starting at 11 a.m. Cupcake Day events to be discussed; helpers needed. For more information, call 250-395-5303. 100 MILE q The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, grandparents

100 MILE The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for nonperishable donations. For drop-off information, call Debbra 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 250395-3923.

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Cariboo Calico Quilters Mieke Reelick, left, and Janice Silveira, right, presented 24 quilted handbags filled with women’s necessities, to 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre volunteer Leslie Read on Dec. 17. The Women’s Centre distributes the bags to women in need throughout the year.

and siblings, will be meeting on Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at 711 Burghley Pl. (behind Hydro) to provide support, compassion and a listening ear. For details, call Andrea Martin at 250-3954417 or Ivy Henderson at 250-395-2867. 100 MILE q A support group is being started in 100 Mile House for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease. For more details, call Philip at 250-395-3925. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a preschool program for children three to five years old on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and on Thursdays 1:30-2:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250-39542332 or drop in at the library.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is partnering with the Legal Services Society to provide free 30-minute information appointments at the South Cariboo Business Centre on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. LLS community partner Ken Tassell is an advocate (not a lawyer) who can help people access legal aid services. To book an appointment, call 250395-4093. 100 MILE q 100 Mile Legion has fundraising meat draws from 3 to 5 p.m. every Saturday. There are two chessboards and pool tables available for use free of charge. Members and bona fide guests are welcome. Red Fridays are every second

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Welcome to the driver’s seat

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Hip with hip-hop stars and seniors too Inside When Chrysler resurrected the 300 It is amazing to see how much has nameplate (originally sold from the mid changed inside a modern sedan in the 50s until the late 70s) back in 2005, it was past 10 years. When the 2005 Chrysler met with the kind of enthusiasm of which 300 was introduced, the company was automakers can only dream. still addicted to hard, cheap looking plasHip-hop stars all the way to seniors chose tic. Today, the 300 is fitted with upscale the car with aggressive exterior styling materials and the latest infotainment. and full-size dimensions. In fact, the 2005 The changes for 2015 include a new inChrysler 300 wasn’t just a sales hit — it Much has strument cluster display that is bold and won more awards than any other vehicle bright. My preference would be to have to date. When Chrysler updated the car for changed in 10 years the ability to dial down the brightness 2011, the intention was to make the car for the 300, but the of the glowing instrument rings during less “brutal” looking, making it more ele- same goodness that the day, something that can be adjusted gant and sophisticated. This was achieved was in the 2005 at night when the headlamps are on. by opening up the glass area for better The award winning 8.4-inch uConnect outward visibility and minimizing the model is still here; infotainment screen is standard on all bold front grille. Now, for 2015, Chrysler is it is the refinement trim levels and it is a snap to learn. Also retracing its choices and going back to a that makes this a included now, on all models, is the rotary blunt look again. modern sedan. transmission controller, something that Looks becomes second nature after a few days The people who drove the 2005 model Zack Spencer of use. The rest of the interior is tailored welcomed some of the changes made in depending on the trim. The sportier S 2011. The glass area was improved by 15 model is covered in black with bold white stitching. It is per cent and the top of the front window was raised, the top Platinum models that get the opulent diamond making it easier to see traffic lights. This has not been stitching in the seats, a two-tone leather steering wheel adjusted for 2015; the revisions are kept to the front and open grain wood accents. and rear of the 300. The most noticeable update is the Drive return of a big, bold grille, which is 30 per cent bigger The reason for the standard transmission controller is than the aggressive grille found on the 2005 model. the standard 8-speed automatic transmission for both The way it is integrated is more polished, thanks to V6 and V8 equipped cars. The base engine is the same three distinct grille inserts depending on the trim level. 3.6L V6 with 292hp. The optional 363hp Hemi V8 is a The S trim (seen above) receives more black trim, not powerful upgrade but this car is no longer available just on the grille, but also the side window trim and with all wheel drive (AWD), this is something previous smoked 20-inch alloy wheels. This car has some of the V8 owners didn’t choose in great numbers, so it was attitude of the Dodge Charger in a slightly more upscale dropped. The 300 is now available with a sport setting package. Other refinements include LED lighting for for the transmission, engine management and steering daytime running lights, rear tail lamps and available feel, taking advantage of computer algorithms to LED fog lights. The rear bumper has been raised slightly extract the most out of the car’s strong engines. Unlike to make it look less heavy and integrated exhaust tips the sportier Dodge Charger, there is not an adjustable help refine the look.



suspension but the S model does run on 20-inch wheels and tires making it feel very connected to the road. This will not be the choice of traditional luxury buyers; they will like the more upscale 300C for grand touring. Verdict Starting at $37,395 and maxing out at $45,295 for an AWD platinum V6 model, there are many trims to choose (V8 equipped cars run roughly $2,000 more). The base is the value leader, the S is the sporty model, with standard 20-inch wheels, and the 300C Platinum is the one featuring the opulent interior. Chrysler believes that the S model will be the volume leader thanks to the aggressive black trim and chunky wheels. This is a surprise because the Dodge Charger is based on the same platform and has the whole “bad boy” attitude in spades, something the 300 looks to be mimicking. The top Platinum would be my choice because it’s interior is so different from the Dodge, something that truly separates the two cars plus it has all the latest safety features including the autonomous braking system when a crash is detected. Much has changed in 10 years for the 300 but the same goodness that was in the 2005 model is still here; it is the refinement that makes this a modern sedan. The Lowdown Power: 2.4L 185hp or 2.0L Turbo with 245hp Fill-up: 9.8L/6.7L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $23,999-$34,799

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Safety Tip: An emergency kit for your vehicle is crucial in case you become stranded or stuck. Items in your kit should include non-perishable food and water, blankets, first aid supplies, flashlight and extra batteries, flares and matches, jumper cables and a spare tire, jack and wheel wrench.

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payment is required. See your dealer for complete details. **Based on 2014 Ward’s upper small sedan costing under $25,000. ^Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian Vehicles in Operation data available as of July, 2014 for Crossover Segments as defined by Chrysler Canada Inc. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ≈Sub-prime financing available on approved credit. Finance example: 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP with a purchase price of $19,998 financed at 4.29% over 60 months, equals 260 weekly payments of $47 for a total obligation of $12,818. Some conditions apply. Down

total obligation of $18,847. †0.0% purchase financing for 36 months available on the 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) model through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,888, with a $0 down payment, financed at 0.0% for 36 months equals 156 weekly payments of $108; cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $16,888. §Starting from

total obligation of $23,367/$23,367. >2.79% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) model through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,888 financed at 2.79% over 96 months with $0 down payment, equals 416 weekly payments of $45 with a cost of borrowing of $1,959 and a

Dodge Grand Caravan models through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2015 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2015 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash) financed at 3.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $56/$56 with a cost of borrowing of $3,369/$3,369 and a

dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2014/2015 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ≥3.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2015 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2015

Wise customers read the fine print: *, ≥, >, †, §, ≈ The First Big Deal Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 3, 2015. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any




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Starting from price for 2015 Dodge Journey R/T shown: $34,790.§






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100 Mile House Free Press, January 15, 2015  

January 15, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, January 15, 2015  

January 15, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press