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Gina Gigliotti, left, held Family Literacy Day activities on Jan. 27 for Riley Herperger, Leighton Grieve and Lochlan Grieve during the After-School Program at the 100 Mile House Branch Library. Reach A Reader Day is today (Jan. 29), so volunteers will be around town selling the 100 Mile House Free Press by donation for Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy. See pages A22-A23 literacy stories.

Hunters unhappy about changes B.C. Liberal government increases harvesting permits for non-residents

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Larry Badke is one of hundreds of resident hunters in the Cariboo and thousands throughout the province who are angry about the provincial government’s newest wildlife allocation policy (WAP) that increases the number of animals non-resident hunters can harvest through permits provided to registered guide-outfitters. On Dec. 14, 2014, the Ministry of Lands, Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations quietly announced its renewed WAP that will give between 20 and 40 per cent of harvesting rights to non-resident hunters – an increase of up to 27 per cent, depending on the species. Badke says he first learned of the WAP changes through a couple messages on Facebook, and then he read a notice outlining the details

on the British Columbia Wildlife Federation website. He was unhappy to say the least, and he drafted a letter and sent it to every MLA in the province: “Most jurisdictions across North America give foreign hunters five10 per cent of the harvest surplus. The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) wants to increase that to 25-40 per cent in B.C., leaving thousands of resident hunters at home with empty freezers. I find that unacceptable. “GOABC members are 210; B.C. resident hunters are 102,000. “Resident hunters far out number the guide-outfitters, and their foreign clients and we are not going to sit on our hands and allow a couple hundred guide-outfitters to continue dictating our future hunting opportunities. “We need the provincial government to start looking after resident

hunters’ needs rather than catering to the wishes of a few guides and outfitters who are determined to try and reduce our hunting opportunities so they can sell off our wildlife to foreigners. “We need our MLAs to speak up for the resident hunters in this province and oppose any increase in the allotment of game animals for guideoutfitters. If anyone should be seeing a reduction, it is the members of the GOABC.” Badke says he received around 25 responses from the MLAs. He says the NDP MLAs were, for the most part, sympathetic to the resident hunters’ needs. Noting he voted for the B.C. Liberals in the last provincial election, Badke says all of the B.C. Liberals, including Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, defended the government’s decision to increase the allocation to the guide-outfitters.

“I’m not very happy about that, of course. I am disappointed in our MLA, and I have a good relationship with her, but I’m not happy about her sitting on the fence about this.” If the government doesn’t back down on this policy and go back to square 1 and leave it where it was, the government may find resident hunters will vote accordingly in the next provincial election, Badke says. Noting land claims with First Nations will mean large tracts of land will be off limits for resident hunters, and along with the allocation reductions, Badke says the government is squeezing resident hunters into a corner. With a number of rallies planned around the province (visit bcwf. bc.ca for dates and times), Badke says he will definitely go in support if one comes to 100 Mile House. See more details in the Feb. 5 edition of the Free Press.


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Community welcomes Blaine Caines New constable content in local law enforcement career

Carole Rooney Free Press

One of the many facets of a career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the chance of being posted anywhere across the country. When Const. Blaine Caines first arrived as a new member at the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment in Nov. 25, 2013, he had been living in Saskatoon for five years. However, he was born and raised in a small fishing village in Newfoundland. Caines says unlike the seemingly-endless Prairie grasslands surrounding Saskatoon, 100 Mile House is more similar to the northern east coast peninsula that nurtured his rural roots – except for no ocean. His stint as a private investigator was a stepping-stone to getting into police work, which has been his goal since age 18, he explains. However, he was initially unable to secure a spot in the RCMP Depot training, so he attended college in Newfoundland and obtained a degree in law enforcement. When he still could not find an opening into the RCMP field, he moved to Saskatoon and worked at a private investigation firm to gain experience in conducting investigations. “I did some undercover surveillance, vehicle seizures and serving court documents and things.” A decade after setting his sights on becoming a police officer, Caines says he was thrilled to be accepted into Regina’s RCMP Depot academy. “It is excellent; I am loving it. It is

everything I wanted it to be, except for a lot of paperwork.... I enjoy helping people, so that was kind of the big push for becoming a police officer. “ Shortly after arriving in 100 Mile, he was temporarily posted to Alexis Creek where RCMP officers were in short supply – and technology and equipment almost non-existent. With no computers, a lack of cellphone service and a huge territory to cover, Caines says he got his feet wet working for three months in a “very difficult policing” environment. Caines adds the local detachment members “all get along very well” and his love for fishing and hunting fits well with the Cariboo landscape, lakes and lifestyle. His formative years were spent on fishing boats with his father and uncle who made their living out on the ocean, he explains. “Most of my days off from school, all my weekends, and my summer holidays I spent on the boat with my father fishing ... even back when I was seven or eight years old.” Among his many great experiences out on the Atlantic Ocean, Caines notes a “cool one” was landing a 300-pound live halibut caught on a trawl line behind his uncle’s 50-foot longliner. He fished for lobster and codfish with his father, and while on trips with his uncle (including a full year as a young adult) he caught “everything” else from crab and shrimp to turbot and mackerel. Now, Const. Caines is helping to catch criminals instead, doing the good work he loves and ensuring the community is safer.

FAST bytes MUSEUM GRANT Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society will receive $5,000 in matching incentive funding from the 2014/15 artsVest program of Business for the Arts. The funding will be used towards its proposed Northern Secwepemc Cultural Centre on Highway 97 at the tourism and heritage site pullout at 108 Mile Ranch.

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Const. Blaine Caines is one of the newer members at the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment. It is a career he pursued for a decade, while attending college in Newfoundland and then working as a private investigator in Saskatoon.

Weather unit offered to 100 Mile House Private businessmen propose free recording unit

On Jan. 22, District of 100 Mile House council reviewed a proposal made by former area resident Joerg Kachelmann and current resident Larry Rode for a free weather station. District planner Joanne Doddridge presented the information to council, along with her endorsement of the idea. “It would be a great, great asset. Right now, our nearest weather station to the south is in Clinton, which is quite far away and it doesn’t provide relevant data to 100 Mile.” Kachelmann, locally known through his former role of operating The Weatherman website at Bridge Lake and his forecasts on CKBX radio, has offered to provide the $10,000 weather unit with rotat-

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ing webcam at no cost if the District snow and then records the water maintains it. level. So really, there are minimal The camera is proposed to be resources required.” installed on top of the giant Nordic Kachelmann stated in an e-mail skis at the South Cariboo Visitor that his Swiss company manufacCentre, which Doddridge tures the equipment and it said is believed to offer the is used in several locations best 360-degree location in the United States and view. Europe. Ongoing maintenance The new station would would involve supplying supply accurate recordings power and an Internet conof weather conditions such nection, which she noted as temperature, humidare available at the visitor ity, rain and snowfall, hours JOANNE centre. DODDRIDGE of sunshine, and possibly She added an initial note wind if installed at least about a bit of staff effort would be four metres above a building, he needed to brush snow off of the unit explained. was incorrect. The visitor centre location was “Apparently there is a heater deemed ideal by Kachelmann, and underneath the equipment ... to col- by Rode who sent a supporting letlect the snowfall data it melts the ter to council stating he had positive

feedback to the idea in discussions with Doddridge and visitor centre staff. Rode’s letter also stressed the importance of accurate local weather data, particularly for current temperatures. After confirming the unit is apparently small and unobtrusive, and minimal installation and Internet bandwidth would be required, council unanimously supported a motion that staff proceeds with investigations toward a general intent to approve it. To check out the 360-degree webcam stationed atop Kachelmann’s business, visit http://kachelman nwetter.roundshot.ch/sattel. (You may need to turn back the live time clock for viewing during Swiss daylight hours.)

The federal government-funded Get Youth Working! program has been extended with a grant intake now open for applications until it’s fully subscribed. This funding is available to employers to hire eligible youth aged 15 to 29 and includes a $2,800 hiring incentive and another $1,000 can be applied to purchasing training for them. A limited number of grants are available, so interested employers are encouraged to apply now. For more information, visit www.getyouth working.ca online.

DOG FEE AMNESTY Dog licences for 2015 are being offered for free at the District of 100 Mile House office at 385 Birch Ave., but only for applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. Pet owners in the municipality are required by bylaw to maintain annual licences for every dog. For licences obtained after Feb. 27, folks must pay an annual licence fee that ranges from $20 to $50, with reduced rate categories for puppies, and for spayed and neutered dogs. Folks who have not yet renewed their dog licences and all those who recently acquired a dog or dogs may wish to take advantage of this annual fee amnesty.


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Pita Jack owner protests sign ban

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The owner of the Pita Jack wants a District of 100 Mile House ordinance changed after its bylaw officer insisted last fall he permanently remove a “sandwich board” sign placed in front of the restaurant. Gerhard Loeffeler said that when he approached the District staff about it, it was recommended he notify council with his request. In his Nov. 30 letter to council, Loeffeler stated a bylaw officer told him to remove it from the Highway 97 right-ofway. Then he allowed it during the lunch rush for a period of time, but later ordered it removed altogether. In the letter, Loeffeler pointed out several examples of A-frame signs in use, including one currently placed directly on Birch Avenue, and noted a

bunch of signs for a hotdog vendor were placed along the highway last summer. Loeffeler had an opportunity to address District council on Jan. 20, where he requested the District-wide bylaw prohibiting sandwich board signs be changed to allow him and other businesses to use them. “This little A-frame sign is very, very important to us to catch some traffic from the highway.” He also asked why Pita Jack is being singled out. “These signs are present all over town ... none of these signs get targeted but ours.” Mayor Mitch Campsall replied, “We got a complaint against your sign.” This statement was incorrect, according to District administrator Roy Scott who explained, “We had further requests to do the same thing.” The mayor later con-

curred it was “not a complaint but a question ... that’s why it was done.” Campsall explained the District doesn’t govern the highway corridor. That is controlled by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), which does not allow private business signage within its right-of-way, he said. Loeffeler noted it was a bylaw officer who enforced the sign’s removal and the bylaw’s A-frame sign prohibition is not specific to on, or off of, rights-of-way. “If we change our bylaws, the ministry has to OK it and I guarantee [MoTI] won’t allow sandwich boards on the frontage, Campsall said. “It is within 800 metres of the highway ... and they would not approve that bylaw.” Loeffeler asked if this right-of-way includes Birch Avenue, and

Campsall replied, “Yes, and that is why our bylaw reads the way it is.” However, according to information provided by MoTI, the mayor was incorrect on both counts. The MoTI maps available at the local office show its right-of-way in front of Pita Jack is 96.72 feet wide. In an interview after the council meeting, MoTI Cariboo District manager Todd Hubner of Williams Lake said the District’s bylaw doesn’t apply to the ministry’s right-of-way. However, he added, these signs still can’t be placed there. “Third-party signs are not allowed on a highway’s right-of way.” He also clarified that while a larger span of MoTI authority does surround its highways for municipal applications, it is not about signage. “Our concern is

within 800 metres of the highway corridor, which has more to do with development,” he said, adding this mainly includes traffic congestion, routing and impacts. Hubner added Campsall’s comment about MoTI barriers to any bylaw changes allowing sandwich board signs in the District was unfounded. “I think it’s a bit of a broad statement to say we would just turn that down.” The MoTI “wouldn’t have any concern” with third-party signs along the municipal side roads, he explained. “It would be nothing to do with us.” Hubner noted the only exception he could think of was if something like a large “billboard” sign placed outside of the right-of-way would impede a driver’s vision, such as to a connecting roadway.

Taseko sues group critical of New Prosperity

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Assertions the New Prosperity Mine would pollute essential waters and turn one nearby lake into a toxic tailings pond have landed an environmental organization in B.C. Supreme Court, defending itself in a defamation lawsuit launched by the project’s proponent. Taseko Mines Ltd. is seeking damages from the Western Canada Wilderness Committee over comments the Vancouver-based group made in 2012, while the contentious goldcopper mine project proposed in the British Columbia Interior was under environmental review. Taseko says the comments – that toxic materials would be deposited in Fish Lake and Little Fish Lake, that the mine would pollute a major river system, and that the mine proposal itself is “crazy” – are false and libellous, and have damaged the company’s reputation, and caused

it to suffer financially. While New Prosperity does have supporters in the provincial government and in a number of Cariboo communities, First Nations in the area, the Tsilhqot’in, are vehemently against its development. The federal government turned down the $1.5-billion project, proposed in a remote location in the Chilcotin northwest of 100 Mile House, for the second time in 2014 because of its impact on First Nations and environmental risks. Brian Battison, Taseko’s vice president of corporate affairs, says the purpose of the lawsuit is to remove “false information” from the New Prosperity debate. “If you’re committed to the truth, which we are, then you need to defend it when the truth is violated. If you give people all the information, and you’re upfront and truthful with them about mining, they will support the project.” In a statement, Wilderness Committee’s national campaign director Joe Foy says the

court action is actually meant to stifle opposition to the project “Lawsuits like these eat away at the very foundations of democracy and free speech, which form the basis of our society. We intend to stand our ground.” The group has started another campaign with the slogan: “The right to speak: more precious than gold.” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, spoke out in support of the Wilderness Committee in a statement. “The fight to protect Teztan Biny [Fish Lake] is not just about a mine, it’s about upholding First Nations’ title and rights. The stated positions of First Nations and the carefully con-

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making up tales that are untrue. Nor can you make up stories and tales and untruths about a project as important as New Prosperity.” The defamation hearing, which started on Jan. 19, is expected to last a couple of weeks. The B.C. government recently granted a fiveyear extension to the New Prosperity Mine Project’s environmental assessment certificate.

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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Interlakes Area Official Community Plan No. 3906, 2004 by redesignating the property described below: Bylaw No. 4938 Part of Lot A, District Lot 4446, Lillooet District, Plan 12484 from Resource Area designation to Lakefront Residential designation Purpose for Redesignation: To create an 8-lot subdivision

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The CRD has also received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4939 Lot A, District Lot 4446, Lillooet District, Plan 12484, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Lakeshore Residential 2 (RL 2) zone (minimum lot size – 0.8 ha)(maximum density – 10 lots but only 8 proposed) Purpose for Rezoning: To create an 8-lot subdivision The subject property is located at 7363 Magnusson West Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by 0954682 BC Ltd.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection. Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. All verbal and written submissions will become the public record. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected on our website or at the Cariboo Regional District office, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 22, 2015 to February 4, 2015 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 22, 2015 to February 4, 2015 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Karen Moores, RRP, P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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Oakes asked about incorporation study On Jan. 22, the Interlakes Economic Association (IEA) board met with Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes and senior staff who are responsible for local governments. We formally requested the ministry conduct an independent review of the Interlakes area for incorporation, says IEA president Dianne Lawson. The Interlakes is an unincorporated area within Area L of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) with 1,440 residents and 2,300-plus seasonal residents. The 2,889 properties within the Interlakes Official Community Plan have a total assessed value of more than half a billion dollars. The Interlakes has the third highest property assessment value in the Cariboo, behind Williams Lake and Quesnel, and it’s greater than the District of 100 Mile House. Lawson says she and five IEA board directors provided Oakes with an overview of the recent Interlakes Community Survey results and the research the association has conducted during the past 18 months. The survey clearly shows what our property owners/respondents view as their priorities, Lawson explains.

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Interlakes Economic Association (IEA) board directors and its president met with Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who is responsible for Rural Development, to discuss incorporation on Jan. 22. After the meeting, they took the time for a photo – front: Cheryl Levick, left, IEA president Dianne Lawson and Helga Zeiner; middle: Donna Barnett and Coralee Oakes; and back: Steve Brown, left, Gord Ross and Nigel Hemingway.

“As taxpayers we all want to ensure our property taxes are spent wisely.” The full-time residents who call the Interlakes home are retirees or are approaching retirement. The largest segment of the population in the Interlakes is more than 55 years old. These residents indicated they want local programs and services

delivered in their community, so they can remain in the Interlakes. I n t e r l a k e s C o m m u n i t y Association and Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission president Wendy Chase agrees programs are important. “Our organization’s business plan does identify the need for recreation programs for seniors and families;

however, our organization does not receive program funding.” The survey respondents also indicated how important wildfire protection is to the residents. They want their personal investments and natural resources safeguarded. Medical emergency and fire department services along with roads and highways also topped the residents’ priority list, Lawson says. “Our residents and community organizations understand there is only one taxpayer and this is why the IEA has requested [Oakes] provide funding for an independent review of the local government services provided by the CRD. “We want to ensure the property taxes we all pay are receiving good value back to the three main settlement areas identified in the Interlakes Official Community Plan – Deka Lake, Bridge Lake and Sheridan Lake.” As the MLA responsible for Rural Development, CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says it’s her obligation to work with communities that are striving to help themselves improve the quality of life for taxpayers, to protect the environment and to improve economics.

Andre’s expands local store Andre’s Electronic Experts will construct a new, larger store on a separate lot adjacent to its current location on Alder Avenue. District of 100 Mile House council gave the nod to the building development permit at its Jan. 20 meeting. Council noted the

5,000-square-foot building design will mimic the (larger and more modern) André’s Electronic Experts store in Williams Lake, and unanimously approved the development permit. Some landscaping and plantings are required to meet requirements for screening parts of the building from the sight-

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Area L Director Brian Coakley says he is always available to work for the betterment of the community to ensure it receives the most cost-effective and efficient form of administration, so they receive full value for their hardearned tax dollars. “I will look at all governance models to benefit my constituents and will always give my full support to people who want to define their own destiny.” Lawson says this request of the minister is just the first step. Once the review is finalized and explained to all property owners, she notes it will come to a referendum to make sure the community, as a whole, has a final say

in the outcome. She adds the IEA will schedule the first hour of its regular board meetings – Feb. 2, March 2 and April 13 – for updates from the ministry. Everyone is welcome to attend, Lawson says, adding board meeting locations are posted on the IEA website (www. interlakeseconomicas sociation.net).

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Award Categories & Criteria

The Business Excellence Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday April 11 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. This event is OPEN to the public and all are welcome to attend and nominations are open to ANY business or organization. Tickets are $45 or $40 if a non – perishable food item is donated at the time of ticket purchase, and will be available March 1 at Donex Pharmacy, Andre’s Electronics, and the Chamber office or call to reserve 250-395-6124. Seating is limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. A discounted price of $300 is being offered for a purchase of a table (8 tickets) with non-perishable food items. Nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2015. * Top four nominees from each category will then be made available to the public and final voting for the top four nominees for each category will take place at the Business Excellence Awards Dinner night on April 11, 2015. *

OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM

All awards, as well as the Citizen of the Year for calendar year 2014, will be announced at the dinner. Thank you for your nominations and supporting the businesses of your choice. You can return your ballot by e-mail, fax, mail, or drop the ballot off in person at the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce office during open hours. Box 2312, 100 Mile House, V0K 2E0 manager@southcariboochamber.org Fax: 250-395-8974

PLEASE MARK THE CATEGORIES YOU ARE NOMINATING:

CATEGORY DEFINITIONS:

Note: some nominations will be removed either because the nominee has won in the same category within the past three years or because the nominee was not eligible (for example: not a business in a business category or not a non-profit organization in the non-profit category, didn’t qualify for one or more requirement specified).

1. Family-Friendly Business - sponsored by Cariboo Family Enrichment Center - A Business that: demonstrates a progressive human resources policy with flexible work schedule, practical 1. Family-Friendly Business benefit packages and allows families a positive work/life balance understanding increase in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ productivity and greater job satisfaction; and makes the work environment safe, useable, Details: ____________________________________________________ comfortable and accessible for families and welcomes young children. 2. Greatest Improvement 2014 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2. Greatest Improvement in 2014 - sponsored by Sunrise Ford - A business or organization Details: ____________________________________________________ that: has shown extraordinary improvement in growth, customer relations, business property improvements, product selection in 2014; identifiable aspects of operations have had a visible 3. Rising Star Business Nominee: ______________________________________ and significant improvement in 2014 Details: ____________________________________________________ 3. Rising Star - sponsored by 108 Mile Supermarket - Individual who demonstrates excellence 4. Tourism/Recreation in business judgment, leadership and community contribution; is a business leader with Business Nominee: ______________________________________ professional success and responsibility, has progressed respectfully and has earned a positive Details: ____________________________________________________ reputation in the business community. 5. Best Marketing and Promotion 4. Tourism/Recreation Award - sponsored by Regency Chrysler - A business, group or individual Business Nominee: ______________________________________ who: actively promotes and encourages the public to use the South Cariboo as a destination Details: ____________________________________________________ point for recreation and/or relocation; attracts positive media attention to our community, in any 6. Community Inclusion forum, whether political, sports, craft, work, innovation, art, etc. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 5. Best Marketing and Promotion - sponsored by the Free Press - A business that: markets and Details: ____________________________________________________ advertises effectively promoting the business, its clients, its purpose or wares; has unique and 7. Best Home-Based Business memorable advertising that has been consistent, relevant and attractive. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 6. Community Inclusion Award - sponsored by Cedar Crest Society - A business or organization that: is physically accessible to all customers including those with physical disabilities; 8. Best New Business demonstrates their inclusive nature by employing persons with developmental or physical Business Nominee: ______________________________________ disabilities and understands and promotes the concept of ‘Community Living’ Details: ____________________________________________________ 7. Best Home-Based Business - sponsored by BMO - A business operated from, attached to or on home 9. Non-Profit Organization property that: consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/or services; has a strong customer Business Nominee: ______________________________________ base demonstrating success and long term viability while making a positive community presence. 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With today (Jan. 29) being Reach a Reader Day in 100 Mile House, Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) president Bruce Mack says it’s an important fundraiser locally, as well as a great way to increase awareness of literacy issues and programs in the South Cariboo. “I believe very strongly that literacy and education really are

the keys to both individual fulfilment ... and our ability to respond to economic opportunities. It’s also important socially for people to be engaged in participating in the community.” Mack, who has been CCPL president for the past decade, notes there has been a very positive change in the awareness of literacy as an important community issue and there has been continuing community support for the work the CCPL does. “The awareness has been helpful in reducing the stigma ... it’s still a major barrier for a lot of people. There is a big stigma for people to admit they have reading or math difficulties.” Overcoming that stigma is huge, he says, adding it is a work in progress. Mack notes it’s an ongoing problem because students are

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Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society president Bruce Mack says the key to increase literacy levels in British Columbia is to give children the essential literacy skills they will need to be successful. He urges parents and caregivers to take the time to read to their children.

coming out of school without the essential skills they need. “They can’t get jobs. They apply to post-secondary [education] and they’re not admitted –

they’re not prepared for post secondary.” There are also literacy problems for seniors, he says. Literacy levels for seniors are dramatically lower compared to the

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South Cariboo AGEFRIENDLY Initiative (SCAFI) is excited to establish a news column in the 100 Mile House Free Press, connecting seniors and sharing information about resources and events. Future columns will feature information about elder abuse,

financial benefits for seniors, basic Internet and e-mail skills, senior travel and advance care planning, to name a few. SCAFI is a joint endeavour of the District of 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo Community Planning Council and, through conversation and collaboration with local residents and business, has gained a solid footing and growing support. A steering committee of enthusiastic volunteers guide SCAFI in its direction and development, focusing

on health and health care, housing, transportation, active living, accessibility, social opportunities and more. A monthly AgeFriendly Rural BC Gathering coffee time event features guest speakers and offers an opportunity to socialize over light refreshments. The next one is slated for Feb. 4, featuring guest speaker CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett who will touch on a variety of subjects and welcome questions and conversation. It takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

at the South Cariboo Business Centre conference room located at #224-475 Birch Ave. An elevator is available. This free event is open to everyone and if you wish to attend or be included on the SCAFI contact list, please send an e-mail to sc.agefriendly@gmail.com or call Lea Smirfitt at 250395-5642. SCAFI appreciates the support of the District of 100 Mile House, UBCM and Age-Friendly BC, as well as members of the local business community who are sponsoring this column.

rest of the population. “It’s like the old saying: if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Mack says statistics show that 40 per cent of adults in British Columbia don’t have the essential skills they need to get through what would be considered normal day-to-day activities. “Part of [the problem] is we haven’t invested in [literacy] nearly to the extent we have to – both in time and money.” He explains the CCPL believes the place to start building good literacy skills is with children at as early an age as possible – with programs like Pregnancy Outreach and Books for Babies. “I encourage families to read to their kids so they get a good start. The Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program, StrongStart and Success By 6 are all making a difference and we hear that from

teachers all the time.” How important is family literacy? Mack notes a British study of four- and fiveyear-olds showed that 84 per cent of them said their favourite activity was being read to by their parents.

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ierra Club BC welcomes the agreement between the United States and China that outlines new reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. This is a significant step in the right direction that displays global leadership in the lead-up to the important 2015 climate summit in Paris. The U.S. and China should be applauded. The U.S. has pledged to cut its emissions to 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025. China has agreed to cap its emissions by 2030 or earlier. The European Union (EU) has already endorsed a binding 40 per cent (compared to 1990 levels) greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2030. Together, the U.S., China and the EU are responsible for 50 per cent of the world’s emissions. If other countries would follow their example, we could have a real shot

at a meaningful climate by 33 per cent by 2020 is agreement in 2015 and threatened by its frenzied begin reducing green house push to export massive gas emissions in the short quantities of fracked gas. term. It is now up to other Recent satellite nations to step up and observations in the U.S. display the same kind of confirm between nine leadership. and 10 per cent Canada, in leakage rates of particular, needs heat-trapping to rethink its methane, which stance on the traps 86 times exploitation of as much heat as fossil fuels, such carbon dioxide as the Alberta over a 20-year oil sands. A period. In the recent report short term, the placed Canada climate impacts Jens dead last among of fracked gas are Wieting industrialized greater than those countries for its of coal. performance on climate This is especially worrying change. given global warming may While China and the U.S. be approaching tipping lead, Canada is heading points that, if passed, will in the opposite direction result in runaway climate and will become an change. international pariah if it Both in B.C. and Canada does not respond with a real as a whole, governments plan to reduce emissions. must apply mandatory In British Columbia, the assessments of greenhouse provincial government’s gas emissions to all target of reducing emissions proposed fossil fuel projects.

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uring the lead up to Christmas and shortly after New Year’s Eve, the B.C. Liberal government was flooding the media with press releases about all the great things it accomplished in 2014. Then, as we moved into 2015, the raft of press releases told us how great 2015 was going to be for British Columbians because of the government’s ongoing programs. The government keyed in on job creation through its liquefied natural gas (LNG) program. Leading up to the 2013 provincial election, Premier Christy Clark toured the province promising jobs and economic prosperity under the B.C. Liberal leadership. The silver bullet was going to be the extraction, production and export of LNG – mainly to Asia. The goal was to provide clean, green power to developing countries and to raise millions of dollars for British Columbians. “The money is going to start coming in 2017, and we’re going to have three plants up and running by 2020, the first one by 2015,” Clark told the CBC in February 2013. The goose was going to lay the golden egg, wipe out debt and provide surplus funds that would help British Columbians for generations to come. Well, the B.C. Liberals won the provincial election on those promises, but they look a little hollow now, and meeting the targets is going to be extremely difficult for a number of reasons. China was one of B.C.’s major targets for LNG sales, but it signed a $400-billion deal with Russia. Increased shale gas supply in the United States and elsewhere in the world drove the LNG prices down. Then the price of crude oil plunged below $50 per barrel and drilling contractors and oil-producing corporations are cutting back on production, development and expansion. While it’s likely crude prices are going to recover, it’s unlikely they will jump up as quickly as they fell. The premier admitted as much when she addressed a natural resources forum and the Truck Loggers’ convention last week. Clark said the above mentioned problems were going to delay the government’s plans, but she maintained there would be three LNG export facilities in B.C. by 2020. In the meantime, she has turned her gaze towards the forest industry for economic and job-producing help because of pending industry retirements and the recovery in the United States housing market. However, with the recent Aboriginal Title victory in the Supreme Court of Canada, resource extraction has become increasingly complicated. It may take as much time to ramp up forestry negotiations and production as it will to see crude oil prices go up to the point it’s feasible to increase production. We can only hope the government’s economy plans blossom to secure our province’s future.

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If the federal government refuses to do so, then B.C. must act unilaterally to impose its own climate test. Existing studies show new pipeline projects, such as Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, as well as the proposed LNG terminals would result in sky-rocketing increase in emissions and must be shelved in favour of investment in climatefriendly, renewable energy solutions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has made it clear that we face “severe, widespread and irreversible impacts” if emissions are not reduced quickly. China and the U.S. have heeded the call – it’s time for Canada to stop being part of the problem and become part of the solution. Jens Wieting is Sierra Club BC’s forest and climate campaigner.

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Grey wolf packs unfairly scapegoated

To the editor: The British Columbia government is going to slaughter 184 wolves to save 18 caribou. Once again, the B.C. government is launching a war on wolves. What’s worse is the government knows it won’t work. In the B.C. wolf management plan, it stated that “The ultimate reason that caribou have declined is likely habitat fragmentation and loss.... To date, B.C.’s wolf management actions have not been successful in meeting mountain

caribou recovery objectives.” The government has tried before to save caribou populations by culling wolves and it hasn’t worked before, it won’t work now. That’s because wolves are not the problem and definitely not the cause of the declining caribou population. Habitat degradation is the leading cause in the population decline. Things like clear cutting, logging, pipelines, oil sands and recreational activities, such as snowmobiling, are to blame. Caribou are adapted to living in

areas where no other ungulates can survive. This choice of habitat is an important predator-avoidance strategy. When there is so much habitat loss, it pushes the caribou into smaller areas but higher concentrations, which makes them easy targets for predators. Not to mention that the clear cutting and road building certainly makes travelling for hunting easier for the wolves. Furthermore, the habitat loss and fragmentation alters their hab-

assistance to refugees even though they have no other means to put food on the table. That is cruel and goes directly against Canadian values. The government argues it is simply respecting provincial jurisdiction, but I have not heard of a single province ever trying to get out of its responsibility to make social assistance payments to refugee claimants. The vast majority of claimants go on to become permanent residents; deliberately imposing destitution is no way to help them start their life in Canada. It’s no wonder the Conservatives buried these changes in a bill that’s almost 500 pages long. These changes come after

the Federal Court struck down the Conservatives’ policy of denying refugee claimants health benefits, ruling that it was “cruel and unusual” treatment that puts lives at risk and “outrages Canadian standards of decency”. Shockingly, the government is appealing that ruling. It is appalling the Conservative government is playing politics of fear with the very lives of those who come to Canada with nothing but hopes and dreams. They must back off their anti-refugee attacks and start upholding Canadian values. John McCallum Liberal Canada Citizenship and Immigration critic

entire pack, and research shows that as a result it can increase reproductive rates in wolves and destabilizes pack structure causing more predation of livestock and other non-native prey. The B.C. government will continue to use scientifically unsound reasons to scapegoat the wolf to divert attention from the fundamental problem of ongoing habitat degradation by major industries. Ashley Gribble Kamloops

RCMP members deserve our appreciation

Grit: ‘hidden in omnibus budget bill’ To the editor: Canadians used to be known around the world for our compassion and generosity, but changes hidden in the Conservative government’s latest omnibus budget bill threaten those values. Every year, Canada welcomes refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution in troubled parts of the world to begin their lives anew in our country. Before they are technically accepted as refugees, these refugee claimants are not guaranteed a work permit, and rely on social assistance to survive. This legislation will allow social assistance to be taken away from this extremely vulnerable group at their time of greatest need. It will deny

itat to start increasing the growth of shrubs. This opens up new territory for other ungulate species, such as deer, elk and moose. Wolves will follow their main food source, and this new territory is often where they end up, which increases the predation on caribou as a result. In addition to this, wolves are highly intelligent creatures with very complex social relationships, much like humans. When a pack member is killed, it disrupts the

To the editor: It is hard to understand the reasoning for the violence against law enforcement in our country. Underneath the uniform is a human being – someone’s father or mother, husband or wife, brother or sister, son or daughter. These people risk their lives everyday when they go to work. They know there is always a chance something could happen and they might not be able to return home the same way they left. On Jan. 17, two more members of the RCMP were gravely wounded (one fatally) in the line of duty when they tried to perform their job, locating a stolen vehicle. One of these members was an auxiliary constable. Auxiliary constables are people

who take time out of their lives to assist paid members. That’s right – auxiliaries are not paid for their service. Yet when they put on the uniform, they take the same risks that regular members do. They know the risks, yet they still proceed. And, they do so unarmed. These people have jobs of their own, and often volunteer their time late into the night, after a day at work. This is, at times, thankless job. Next time you see a peace officer doing their job, take the time to appreciate it, and realize they may be doing that job because it is what they love to do, and not what they are paid to do. Rob Warren Logan Lake

Wolf kill last hope for mountain caribou

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now wear radio collars. There were 46 snow. in 2009, only 27 by 2012, and wolves Snowmobiles and even back-country have killed two more since last spring. skiers can shift the balance. SmithersTargeted hunting and trapping area outdoor enthusiasts are currently haven’t been sufficient, so up to 24 being urged to stay away from the grey wolves are to be shot from the air Telkwa Mountains, where the caribou before the snow melts. herd is down to fewer than There are seven caribou 20 animals. Local hunting herds in the South Peace, and snowmobile clubs have with the Graham herd the observed a ban on motorized largest at about 700. It’s the travel since 2003. control group, left to fend A mountain caribou recovfor itself as a measure of wolf ery plan was implemented in removal for the rest. The 2007, protecting 2.2 million Burnt Pine herd is down to hectares from logging and one bull, effectively extinct. road-building. The Nature Tom The province and Treaty 8 Conservancy of Canada Fletcher First Nations are working on bought 550 square kilometres a plan to kill 120-160 wolves to protect habitat. in that region. Strategies include transplanting aniIt’s long been accepted that resource mals from healthier to weaker herds to roads, logging and recreational trail increase genetic diversity, and capturuse have increased herd disruption and ing and penning females with young predator access through what would calves to keep them safe from wolves otherwise be seamless bush and deep The B.C. grey wolf population

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hen the B.C. Liberal government resorted to shooting wolves from helicopters in the 1980s, an emotional public outcry forced a retreat. In the B.C. tradition, sensationseeking urban media and protesters led the way. An outraged reporter named Pamela Martin marched a BCTV crew off the road near Fort St. John to expose this presumed crime against nature. With a metre of snow and temperatures dipping to -40 C, they didn’t get far, but public sentiment was aroused enough for politicians to overrule wildlife biologists. This winter, while snow reveals the wolves’ location from the air, the choppers and rifles are out again. The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd, which ranges between B.C., Idaho and Washington, has been the target of intensive conservation efforts by governments on both sides of the border. Six of the remaining 18 animals

averages around 8,500, with managed hunting and trapping to protect livestock while preserving the wolf as apex predator in most of its wide range. This context is seldom reported by Vancouver media, which mostly sees its role not as explaining issues but rather embarrassing whatever political party is in power, and providing an uncritical platform for the stop-loggingmining-energy crowd, which is seen as popular with urban viewers. Remember the spotted owl, with the fringe of its range extending into southern B.C.? Its core habitat is Washington and Oregon, where many sawmills were shuttered to “save” them. Now, they’re shooting invasive barred owls, which have emerged as a greater threat to spotted owls than logging. Context is important. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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the province Inmate found dead in Kamloops prison KAMLOOPS - The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man found dead at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on Monday, Jan. 19. Daryl Vic Belseck, 52, was found in his cell by staff on Monday. The inmate’s death is not considered to be suspicious, though the B.C. Coroners Service continues to investigate. Belseck had a lengthy criminal history, with assault, breach of probation, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and assaulting a peace officer among the charges that had come before courts in Kelowna and Penticton. During a May 2013 court appearance in Penticton, court noted Belseck had a heart condition and suffered a brain injury when he was beaten with bats in 1999. Belseck is the second inmate to die in as many months inside the west Kamloops prison. Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found dead in his unit on Nov. 10 by correctional officers performing morning checks.

Police called to fight at minor hockey game SALMON ARM - The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association is investigating a fight that occurred during a recent Midget Tier 2 game in Sicamous. On Saturday, Jan. 17, Sicamous RCMP responded to a report of an altercation at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre, where a game was being played between Salmon Arm and Penticton. The skirmish wasn’t on the ice, however, but in the stands. “Two people in the stands had a disagreement over a penalty call by a referee,” reported Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Scott West. “This verbal dispute led to a physical confrontation in which some punches were thrown.” West said the parties involved claimed it had become a consensual fight. “Whether or not it’s a consensual fight, you can stand to be charged with causing a disturbance and activities such as that won’t be tolerated in our public venues,” West commented.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 58 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls. Excessive speed On Jan. 24, 100 Mile House RCMP issued a violation ticket for excessive speed on Highway 97 in 100 Mile House.

A vehicle being driven by a Kamloops resident was being operated at 47 km/h over the posted speed limit. The driver was charged with excessive speed and his vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

Roadside prohibition On Jan. 22, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a pick-up truck being in the ditch near the intersection of

Boulanger Road and Sheridan Lake Road West near Sheridan Lake. The driver was attempting to get his vehicle out of the ditch and appeared to have been drinking. Upon police attendance, investigation confirmed the driver had consumed liquor. An approved screening device was administered at the scene. The result was a fail. A second test was administered and the

result was also a fail. The 41-year-old male driver from Abbotsford was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

Failed to yield On Jan. 20, 100 Mile RCMP and emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle incident at the intersection of Highway 97 and Easzee Drive at the 108

Mile Ranch. The driver of a Toyota Corolla was attempting to turn off the Highway onto Easzee Drive, but pulled out in front of south-bound Ford pick-up truck. The driver of the southbound vehicle was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles were heavily damaged. The driver of the pick-up truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to 100 Mile District General

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Three MVIs occur within an hour of each other

Three separate singlemotor vehicle incidents (MVI) had 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue (OMHFR) busy when icy roads and foggy conditions prevailed during the morning commute on Jan. 27. Fire chief Darrell Blades says the first call came in around 8:15 a.m. and six members responded, as well as RCMP and BC Ambulance crews. Upon arrival, they found a single-occupant vehicle that was southbound on Highway 97 just south of 100 Mile House had crossed the centreline and rolled down an embankment, he explains. “The patient got out on his own and was transported to hospital, just for minor injuries.” Blades notes the right-hand lane heading up the 99 Mile Hill

seemed to be a bit slippery, although all the other lanes appeared to him to be in good condition. Fire crews had just returned to the hall and were washing the fire truck when a call came in around 8:45 a.m. Another MVI occurred on CanimHendrix Lake Road when a vehicle travelling west spun out and went into the ditch near Kennedy Road at Gateway. “The was one occupant; he was out of the vehicle with very minor injuries. They were just getting checked over [by paramedics] when we left, so I don’t know if they even went to hospital.” The road conditions there were wet with slippery sections, he adds. “The farther east you got, the foggier, and the icy patches increased.” Shortly after the Gateway crash, a third MVI reportedly occurred to the east of it at Forest Grove, but the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department could not be reached for information by press time.

Hospital for treatment. The other occupants of both vehicles were not injured. The driver of the Toyota Corolla was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield to the right-of-way.

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Vision loss products, services on display White Cane Club there to help those with vision loss An open house and information day on products and services for people dealing with vision loss is being hosted by the 100 Mile House chapter of the White Cane Club on Feb. 5. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m., while a presentation on emergency preparedness starts at 2 p.m., at the

100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. A selection of audio books, as well as visual aids and technology, will be on display. At some point in life most people will experience some decrease in vision due to the aging process. Needing magnification is common. It is not an isolated occurrence for only those who are legally blind. The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) group provides public awareness, resource information, peer support, advocacy, recreation, education and empowerment for people with vision loss. “The CCB 100 Mile

House White Cane Club chapter provides service to all visually impaired and blind persons who ask for our help,” says organizer Marilyn Vinson. For more information, contact Vinson at 250-396-4070.

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100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting its workshops on downloading eBooks in the Program Room on Jan. 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 Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, grandparents 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 information, call Andrea Martin at 250-3954417 or Ivy Henderson at 250395-2867. 100 MILE q A support group is being started in 100 Mile House for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call Philip at 250395-3925. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Garden Club meets the fourth Saturday of the month, except for July, August and December, at the 100 Mile House Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call Debbie Porter at 250-791-6472. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Artists’ Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, downstairs at Parkside Art Gallery, beginning at noon. We

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100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre executive director Sonja Ramsay, left, gratefully accepted a $500 cheque from Hospital Employee’s Union-100 Mile House (HEU) representative Angela Walker on Nov. 26. The local HEU members decided to donate some 2014 surplus money to support Women’s Centre programs.

are an informal group of aspiring and accomplished artists who exchange ideas and promote art. For more information, call Sharon at 250-706-0111 or Kathy at 250395-3725, or go to www.gobc.ca/ caribooartistsguild. 100 MILE q The La Leche League (breastfeeding support group) meets the first Thursday of the month at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 10 a.m. There is no charge. For more information, call Kristi at 250396-7403, or Kris at 250-945-4668. HORSE LAKE q StrongStart at Horse Lake Elementary School on Tuesdays 9 a.m.-noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. On Wednesdays, there is a 4-7 p.m. session, which includes dinner. For information, call Kristina at 250-791-9294, or the school at 250-395-4572. FOREST GROVE q A non-denominational church service is held at the Forest Grove Legion on Sundays at 7 p.m.

LAC LA HACHE q Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre (OAPO #176) has a meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; you must be 40+ years to be a member and there’s a $12 annual activity fee. Activities open to all: Monday: Square and round dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday: TOPS at 8:30 a.m. Friday: mixed pool and cards at 1 p.m. Every fourth Sunday is bluegrass jam sessions at 1 p.m., call Cal at 250396-4989. For more information, contact Wendy at 250-706-9937 or Frances at 250-396-4169. 100 MILE q If you would like to be a volunteer for the residents of the Mill Site/Fischer Place care homes, please join our auxiliary. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at Mill Site. For more information, please call Dona Andrews at 250-395-4263. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners and Fibre Artists Guild meets the first Friday of each month from September to June. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. For more information, call Joni Head at 250-395-8898.

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Ethan Charbonneau, 1, was one of several children enjoying the weekly Kindergym drop-in at the 100 Mile House Community Hall recently. Kindergym, a parent-participation program for children up to five years-old, is always looking for donations to keep the fun program running. It’s open Thursdays from 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Assistance is offered to people researching ancestry. For more information, contact Millie at 250395-2079. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the emergency food cupboard, including infant food and formula, baby wipes and diapers, infant clothes and winter wear, as well as maternity wear. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q The Caribou Brain Injury Society meets monthly, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Health Centre beside 100 Mile District General Hospital. For information, phone

250-392-7772, e-mail wlcbis@ gmail.com or check out the website at www.wlcbis.com. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s multipurpose room at 1 p.m. The Gift Shop in the lobby is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but is closed for lunch noon-1 p.m. For more information about the auxiliary or the gift shop, call Ruth at 250-395-1163 or e-mail w.i._Ruth@telus.net. 100 MILE q The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information, call Glenna at 250-395-3661.

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Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School teacher Kevin Mapson, left, assisted when vice-principal Ty Lytton demonstrated horseshoe forging to a group of interested students enrolled in Mapson’s metal works classes.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (researching family history) has someone available Thursdays,10 a.m.-1p.m. at the 100 Mile House Branch Library.

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100 Mile Laundromat owner Andrew Hofmarks once again donated his time in collecting winter outerwear donations for the Coats for All campaign, and cleaning any that still needed it. The outerwear was distributed by various local social services agencies in time for the holiday season.


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parents Carol and Ron before him – and Richard also clear and maintain the ice and surrounding terrain, with help from Carl Ellis. The ice field is located on Bakken Road, just two “plots” over from Legion Park, and includes a “chill out zone” with two benches and a small fire pit for non-skaters or those needing a break. A small parking area has also been cleared,

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inviting those from a little further afield to visit and enjoy some winter fun. Valentine’s dance The Forest Grove Community Hall will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 for a dinner and dance event – with all profits going towards paying for a new roof. Two Sisters Catering will serve chicken parmesan, Caesar salad, baked potato and vegetables, as well as a dessert starting at 7 p.m. and The Jammers will start playing at 8. Tickets for dinner

(to be purchased before Feb. 11) cost $25 for one or $20 each for two or more people. After 8 p.m., admission will be $10 for one and $7.50 each for two or more people. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Wendy Clarke on 250-397-2452. Tickets are also available at the Forest Grove Legion and the Hardware Store, as well as from Ron Lister at Tasco in 100 Mile House. Jamaica night The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch

261-Forest Grove is getting ready to rumble! At 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, all things Jamaica will become the main feature – from music, drinks and food (Wayne Gilchrist’s special menu) right down to a limbo dance contest. There will be games and prizes, and anyone wanting to put on their dancing shoes is invited to do just that. Make it a family outing or come on your own and enjoy an entertaining evening by meeting with friends and making new ones.

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Have you ever run a sled down a water slide “luge” or gone speedskating on a frozen lake? Winter fun will be taking on new dimensions at a Family Day event at Lake Of The Trees Bible Camp (LOTT). Bring your family, and your sleds, skates and hockey sticks if you have them, and show up at the LOTT on BC Family Day (Feb. 9). Camp director Tom McIntosh says a winter activities day held at

New Years went so well, he and his family and crew decided to do it all over again and invite the community. They hope the regular campers and their families will also bring friends out so more folks can see the camp. “We have a bunch of volunteer staff coming back to serve them in the various areas on that day, so they’ll get a good taste of [our camp].” Enjoy a host of activities along with hot beverages, a soup-andbun lunch, and bonfires by the lake while you check out the Bible-

centred summer camp and what it has to offer. “We are not just enjoying the winter wonderland; we are also inviting people to experience the beauty and the community that we work to introduce others to.” The “water-slide luge” is a unique opportunity to slip and slide, or sled down the summertime water-slide onto the lake, he says. The lake has been kept clear of snow in three areas for winter recreation. “We have one for a hockey area, one for kind of a speed loop

and another one is just a general skate area closer to the shore where the bonfires will be.” Entry is by a suggested donation of $10 each or $40 per family to help cover costs. There will be giveaways and a chance to win a free, full week of camp. To find LOTT, follow Canim-Hendrix Lake Road to Forest Grove

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At the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DL&DVFD) quarterly meeting on Jan. 18, fire chief Al Boyce presented Jim Watson with his 20-year service pin Now well into his 70s and still a firefighter, Jim has always been a mainstay at the DL&DVFD, including several years as a captain. We thank and congratulate him. Fish on Deka’s Feb. 7 ice-fishing derby $6 tickets are available at Interlakes or Sheridan markets, the Forsters at 6499 Mahood Lake Rd., or at the weigh in. In addition to three prizes for each of kokanee, lake trout, and rainbow division, the largest kokanee

merits the Dennis Watt Memorial Trophy. A Higgins Lake resident until his 2003 passing, Dennis was a great supporter of DL&DVFD and is sadly missed. Pickering showcased Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes quilter Sandra Pickering to the library’s Community Showcase for February. A quilter for 10 years and a member of the Log Cabin Quilters, Sandra has always sewed. She has made clothes, even grad and wedding dresses, and her profession was as a drapery seamstress. She will display various quilted items, including placemats, table runners and baby quilts. Public hearing The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has scheduled a public hearing at Interlakes Hall on Feb. 4, starting at 7 p.m. It is regarding a rezoning application for 7363 Magnusson Rd. West, whose owners wish to subdivide some 20 acres into eight

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FAST bytes PEEWEE HOCKEY 100 Mile House's peewee rep hockey team tallied one win and one tie in Prince George, Jan. 24-25. The peewee Wranglers, sponsored by Primal Electric, got goals from Robert Waldner (two), Ethan Sanders and Jayce Myers in a 4-0 win in Game 1. In Game 2, Waldner and Sanders scored. Ryan Balbirnie played great in goal in the 2-2 tie.

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Carter Krueger, 6, watched part of the play from the bench at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre during Initiation Fun Day in 100 Mile House on Jan. 24.

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100 Mile celebrates Minor Hockey Week with Initiation Fun Day Some of the newest members of minor hockey associations in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake played some of their first organized hockey games during Initiation Fun Day at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 24. The event, which coincided with BC Minor Hockey Week, Jan. 18-25, was meant to emphasize the fun and joy of playing the game – a thought that's sometimes lost as players get older and move up through the minor hockey ranks. Denise Balbirnie, with the 100 Mile House and District Minor Hockey Association, helped organize the games. “I personally have four kids in hockey,” she explains. “Every year when we are organizing Fun Day, I am always struck with the same thoughts. As much as I enjoy watching the action on the ice,

and seeing how much fun the kids are having, I am even more amazed at what I witness in the stands. During Fun Day, there is a lot of laughter, permanent smiles, cameras and video recorders. Parents chat and cheer each other's kids on, and at the end of the day, pack up their tired little players to head for home.” Balbirnie mentions the recent story of an amateur hockey league on Vancouver Island having to threaten to ban spectators from the arena if parents didn't stop verbally abusing referees and players during games. She says she was saddened to read about the situation there, but she wasn't surprised. “The majority of parents are still enjoying the game, cheering on the kids, and heading home for their different activities after the game. But there

are always those few that, through their comments or body language, make it apparent that they expect more from the players, the volunteer coaches, the refs, the association as a whole, and are not able to take the game for what it is supposed to be – which is fun. “Hockey is supposed to be about developing a player's skills to the best of their potential,” Balbirnie continues. “It is about learning to play, win and lose together as a team. It is about learning to respect the rules of the game, teammates, coaches, refs and opponents. It is about building up a player's confidence, while reminding them to be humble.” She adds that hopefully events like Initiation Fun Day help parents and players remember the roots of the game.

'We want to keep the team alive' The Lac la Hache Tomahawks managed three wins in seven games through the first six weeks of the 2014-15 Central Interior Hockey League season. Then came a nine-game losing streak that started on Nov. 23 and ended on Jan. 17, with an 11-4 rout on home ice by the Williams Lake

Stampeders, the East Division powerhouse and Tomahawks rival, which finished 15-1 on the season, first overall. A new format saw only four teams in the playoffs this season – Williams Lake will meet Quesnel, and Terrace meets Smithers. Lac la Hache coach Al Navrot says it was a

tough, frustrating year for the Tomahawks, which went 3-13. “I know it was hard on the players. It's tough to keep the morale up when you keep losing. There were a lot of uphill battles for us.” The organization struggled financially, too, which has a direct influence on the team's

roster, the coach adds. “We can't make the money at the gate. A lot of the guys are from out of town, so you have to give them some gas money. It's difficult to survive. At the end of the year, we strictly went with local players. We had to shrink our line-up. We lost a few guys to injury too.”

While he's not ready to talk about them in great detail, Navrot does mention that some organizational changes are being looked at in the near future. “We want to keep the team alive. It's a good thing. There are a lot of good quality hockey players around. We're just trying to keep what

we have alive.” The coach acknowledges the fans who do make it out to the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena for home games. “I appreciate a lot of the fan support we do get from communities like Alkali Lake, Sugarcane and the Chilcotin communities out west.”

It was a nail-bitter finish for a Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School junior basketball team at a tournament in Ashcroft, Jan. 23-24. The Eagles lost to Princeton by two points in the third place game, having missed a few key shots down the stretch. The Eagles beat Chase and lost to Ashcroft in the round robin. Game MVPs went to Sean Mason, Reid Davidson and Treyh Dickerson. The local boys are off to Chase, Jan. 30-31, for another tournament.

SOCCER DINNER The 100 Mile House and District Soccer Association is hosting a dinner and auction this weekend. Proceeds from the Jan. 31 event 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. Doors open at 5 p.m.


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For local resident Bev Fry, being chosen to play a part in the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games celebration gave her a new appreciation for the people she’s met and the time she’s spent volunteering at countless community and sports events over the years. Fry was one of the close to 30 runners to carry the Canada Games Roly McLenahan Torch in Quesnel on Jan. 17, the last regional torch relay before the start of the 2015 Games on Feb. 13 in Prince George. The event is the largest multi-sport and cultural event ever held in northern British Columbia. “There was a lot of emotion behind it,” Fry says of the experience. “I was very thankful and grateful. It really makes you feel humble.” The theme of the torch relay was “Illuminate the North”. Fry was one of over 400 northern British Columbians who were nominated based on their commitment to their respective communities, and one of 150 chosen, to carry the torch. The torch weighed about 15 pounds. Fry carried it for about two blocks wearing official 2015 Games apparel before handing it off to the next runner. It was surreal, she says of the run. “At first I was really nervous. I think everybody was feeling the same thing: ‘Wow, this is actually happening’. “I met a lot of cool people that were into the same things in dif-

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Lac la Hache resident Bev Fry posed for a photo when the Canada Games Roly McLenahan Torch made a visit to 100 Mile House on Jan. 15. Because of her dedication to the community and her volunteer work, Fry was chosen to carry the torch at a regional relay celebration in Quesnel on Jan. 17.

ferent communities, and even up-and-coming athletes that will be participating in the Canada Winter Games,” she adds. “These might be our future olympians we’ll see in the future. It was really gratifying to meet all these different people.” The 2015 Canada Winter Games, which run Feb. 13 to March 1, will see 2,400 athletes ranging in age from 12 to 35 from around the

country competing in 19 sports. The event isn’t returning to B.C. for at least 20 years. Being a part of an event of this magnitude is something people should embrace if they get the chance to, Fry says. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people to be involved with something at this level. To me, it was a great experience, something I’ll never forget.”

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and play the Revelstoke Grizzlies (eight points behind the Wranglers) in Salmon Arm during a Hockey Day event at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31. (That game is followed by a British Columbia Hockey League match up between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Vernon Vipers.) With playoffs around the corner, and all five teams in the division still in the hunt, Hladun says he's less concerned

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As the regular season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League starts to wind down, the 100 Mile House Wranglers, with seven games remaining, saw big games from goalie Quinn Ferris, defenceman Jayden Syrota, and a healthier-than-usual lineup last weekend, with a crucial weekend with playoff implications coming up. The Wranglers went into Princeton and beat the Posse, 2-1, in its third game in three days on Jan. 25; lost, 4-2, to the Sicamous Eagles in 100 Mile on Jan. 24; and took it to the Neil Murdoch Divisionleading Beaver Valley Nighthawks, 4-2, on home ice at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 23. The local club, currently in fourth and battling it out in a very even and competitive Doug Birks Division, finally had 20 regular skaters in the lineup last weekend after going several weeks with short benches of battered guys and affiliate players. Coach Dale Hladun says the weekend, especially the third game

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100 Mile House Wranglers forward Michael Lynch fired the puck toward Beaver Valley Nighthawks goalie Drake Poirier during a KIJHL tilt, which the Wranglers won, 4-2, at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 23. With playoffs approaching, the Wranglers meet Sicamous and Revelstoke, both Doug Birks Division opponents, on Jan. 30-31, respectively.

against Princeton, came down to character and a will to win. “It was a pretty noble effort by the kids,” he says. “The guys were blocking shots and really cheering each

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'Good, clean hockey' at RE/MAX Cup Twenty-one teams took the ice at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre for the RE/MAX Cup

Hockey Tournament in 100 Mile House on Jan. 16-18. The 12th annual event

was a lot of fun, and partial proceeds from the weekend went to supporting a Senegalese

child in West Africa. Williams Lake Puck Dynasty, and the Canim Lakers, were the two winning teams in the two ladies divisions.

On the men's side, the local Old Stars took the 45-plus division; Kamloops won the 35-plus division; and

Morningwood, which staged a late three-goal comeback in the final game, won the recreational division. Organizer Greg Lung

says the weekend was a success. “There were no fights and it was good, clean hockey, which is the main thing.”

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100 Mile House goalie Chelsea Herperger made a stop during a game against Quesnel at the South Rec. Centre during the RE/MAX Cup Hockey Tournament on Jan. 17.

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entertainment. Folks say it doesn’t really matter if they know who will be on stage – they just know they’ve never been disappointed in the past. Most years have seen new faces in the lineup, but they do get requests to bring back favourites, and this year is one of those years. Tom Cole and Brian Salmond were at the 100 Mile Cowboy Concert in 2005 and went over super well. They’re always favourites at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, too. That wonderful deep voice of Tom Cole’s as he sings some of the classic western songs, and the humour and originality of his side kick, cowboy poet Brian Salmond, are hard to beat. This year will see a couple of new faces, too. Leslie Ross and Jason Ruscheinsky are local favourites, but they’ve never performed at the Cowboy Concert. They both went over really

The 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Feb. 14, and to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the music at Martin Exeter Hall, there will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. This event is definitely a crowd favourite and proof is in the tickets sales. Year after year, the show sells out. Year after year they get calls at the last minute for tickets – that’s why a second show, a matinee, was added a few years back. It’s usually the second Saturday in February and it just happens that this year the concert lands on Valentine’s Day. Why is this concert so popular? Simple, it’s really good family entertainment at a very reasonable price – what else can people do for $15? The entertainment – well it seems the concert has a reputation for bringing in good

well at Cariboo Country Night, the Museum in Williams Lake Cowboy Christmas Concert, and at the Canada Day Celebration at 108 Mile Ranch. They will undoubtedly be well received at the 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert. This is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the BC Cowboy Heritage Society (BCCHS), too, and all proceeds go towards three annual BCCHS student scholarships and to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. Just think, a full show with all that talent for only $15 and the money all goes to a good cause to boot. Tickets are available at Work n Play, 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply, and PMT Chartered Accountants in 100 Mile House. If you’re from out of town, then phone orders can be made at 1-888-763-2221. Mark McMillan is the organizer for the 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert.

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Jason Ruscheinsky and Leslie Ross have wowed numerous audiences with their guitar playing and singing during the past year. The local residents will be performing at the 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert , which is scheduled for Feb. 14 at Martin Exeter Hall.

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life and one learns from them as much as they learn from you. There are many ways in which each of us is able to assimilate knowledge and

every person is different. Being a tutor is like being a detective: one has to watch for clues as to the way that particular student learns most easily and

at what speed, and plan the lessons accordingly. Above all, the lessons have to be enjoyable. Boredom and little interest in the subject are not going to achieve any success: a lack of enthusiasm in the tutor will engender an equal lack of enthusiasm in the learner. But what excitement there is when a successful step is accomplished! This is such a great reward. I would recommend this type of volunteer work to anyone who loves both books and people. Many of the students I consider my friends and I hope to continue this wonderful experience with PAL and ESL for as long as I am able. Caroline Sharpe is a PAL tutor for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.

Literacy skills: more than just reading By Lory Rochon of other questions. We use literacy skills every day Are your literacy skills up to the (and all day). challenge? Just a quick look at any one day Literacy skills (reading, writing, makes it easy to see just how many numeracy, technology, communicatimes we all depend on our literacy tion) help us to successfully complete skills. all of these tasks as well as many In the morning, we rely on clocks others. to get up and out of the The stronger our literacy house in time. skills, the quicker we can comOnce out of the house, we plete tasks, the more we will read road signs and underunderstand, and the easier stand the meaning of traffic tasks become. lights. We might also have Knowing this, think about to enter codes to buy gas or how much of an impact litcoffee on our way. eracy skills will have on your We continue using our child’s future. Help them to Lory skills when we get to our develop strong literacy skills so Rochon destination, as we fill out they can be successful. Practise time sheets, read memos or using literacy skills as a family compose e-mails on the computer. to strengthen the skills you (and they) At the end of the day, we are still already have. using our literacy skills to calcuThis year’s theme for Family late and measure ingredients and to Literacy Week (Jan. 24-31) is 15 adjust the temperatures at which we Minutes of Fun! So, take 15 minutes cook our dinner. each day to learn and practise literacy Finally, what about all the digital skills together with your family. appliances that are in most of our There are many fun activities homes? available to develop and strengthen There are scores of red, green or literacy skills. You can play a game blue lights on home electronics that together (board, card, or dice); take ask when, how much, how often, Continued on A23 what channel, what time, and a host


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Immigrant Settlement Services team helps newcomers

Free services help immigrants settle comfortably in South Cariboo

By Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye Over the past year, the Immigrant Settlement Services team at Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) has worked with people from all over the world. Folks from Germany,

Switzerland, the Czech Republic, South Africa, China, Australia, the Philippines and United States connected with our free local services funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Some highlights this year included a surprise tour by the owner of Desert Hills Ranch in Ashcroft for the English as a Second Language group. I had the opportunity to work with a group of young professionals who are working hard to make the South Cariboo a permanent

home this past year. Foreign Worker permit There are many local or under the Provincial businesses owned and Nominee Program. operated by people One thing all immiwho have come grants to from all over the the South world to share Cariboo have their talents and in common inspirations with is they have our community. undergone Our impressive an extensive resort reperapplication toire in the area Kimberley process to find Vanceattests to that. their way here. Lundsbye Many local Filling out govresidents manernment forms age their health with is never easy. the help of doctors or Understanding the dentists who have either terms and stipulations immigrated to Canada required is a real chalor are working here lenge for those with under a Temporary even the highest literacy skills. As many immi-

grants to our area speak English as a second or third language, these forms can be even more challenging. The purpose behind the free settlement services offered through CCPL is to make this process of immigration and settlement easier for newcomers to Canada, and to deliver these services on a local level. For Reach a Reader Day 2015 today (Jan. 29), consider those readers of multiple languages. Refer a friend or neighbour, who is new to Canada, to our programs and buy a Free Press to support

and celebrate Family Literacy Week and local literacy programs. Kimberly Vance-

Lundsbye helps newcomers to Canada settle in the South Cariboo.

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REGISTERING KINDERGARTEN? FOR KINDERGARTEN? One learner’s story FORREGISTERING REGISTERING FOR HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Come join CCPL and other community partners to celebrate the

By Rod I believe the Cariboo Literacy’s Outreach program is invaluable for many who “just need a little support” in order to move forward in their lives. They are very reassuring, knowledgeable and easy to work with and have always made me feel in control of my goals and supportive of my ability to complete tasks. The worker’s manner and encouragement kept me focussed on the positive aspects and helped me write my personal

KINDERGARTEN? REGISTERING FOR KINDERGARTEN? REGISTERING FOR KINDERGARTEN? 10th annual FRENCH IMMERSION? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HAVE YOUYOU CONSIDERED HAVE CONSIDERED

statement to complete my Persons with Disabilities application. Having my disability application approved has made such a difference in my life. It allowed me to get caught up on my rent and has increased my confidence and my sense of self. Being able to complete my application (and have it approved) has made me feel that life is worth carrying on. Rod is a Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy learner.

FRENCHFRENCH IMMERSION? IMMERSION?

turns reading a book; do puzzles or riddles; tell “knock-knock” jokes; play with homonyms or synonyms; write a play; or take turns making up a story. Many more ideas can be found at www.abclifeliteracy.ca. For more

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Learning another Immersion program. Learning another In the Gibraltar Room at the Learning Immersion program. languageanother helps studentslanguage helps students to strengthen their Cariboo language helps to strengthen their Memorial Recreation Complex, Learning another problem-solving, Learning another students to strengthen 535 Proctor Street, Williams Lake. reasoning and creative problem-solving, language helps language helps students their problem-solving, thinking skills. students reasoning and creative to strengthen reasoning andtheir creative totheir strengthen There will be In 100 Mile, students canthinking skills. As a parent orproblem-solving, guardian, you don’t thinking continueskills. with French lots to do and problem-solving, As a parent or guardian, have to speak French for your Immersion from K reasoning and creative In 100 Mile, In 100 Mile, students you haveintoFrench speak itsstudents free andcan fun through 12, completing childdon’t to succeed reasoning and creative skills. As Immersion!! a thinking parent guardian, you don’t cantheir continue with atcontinue with French for your or child French double Dogwood for the whole Peter Skene to succeed in thinking French Immersion have to speak French forskills. yourOgden. Immersion from K family! InImmersion! 100 Mile, students can French from K through 12, through 12, completing child to succeed in French As a parent or guardian, you don’t your continue Register child with at:In French completing double 100 Mile, their students can their double Dogwood at Immersion!! to speakor French for youryou Immersion fromDogwood K 100 Mile Elementary School at Peter Ashave a parent guardian, don’t Peter Skene Ogden. continue with French 97 Birch Avenue, 100 House, through 12,Mile completing child to succeed in French Skene Ogden. 250-395-2258 have to speak French for your their doubleImmersion Dogwood at from K Immersion!! Bruce Mack - 250-392-6867 Register your Skenethrough Ogden.child 12,at: completing child to succeed in French Peter CCPL President 100 100 MileMile Elementary School Elementary School their double Dogwood at For more information regarding information, contact Immersion!! CaribooCanadian Parents for French South Cariboo, Shelly Joyner - 250-395-9303 97 Birch 100 Mile House email us at cpfsouthcariboo@gmail.com 97 Avenue, Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, Peter Skene Ogden. Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Executive Director 250-395-2258 250-395-2258 (CCPL) at www.caribooliteracy.com 100 Mile Elementary School Melody Newcombe - 250-945-4199 or contact Lory 97 (Literacy Outreach) Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, Operations Support Worker at 250-395-0655250-395-2258 or lory@cariboo literacy.com. 100 Mile Elementary School Thanks to the Province of BC For more information regarding Canadian Parents for French South Cariboo, Lory Rochon is the CCPL literacy 97 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, email us at cpfsouthcariboo@gmail.com for our funding For more information regarding outreach worker based in 100 Mile Canadian Parents for French South Cariboo, For more information regarding 250-395-2258 email us at cpfsouthcariboo@gmail.com House. www.caribooliteracy.com Canadian Parents for French South Cariboo,

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DO YOU HAVE KIDS 0-5 YEARS? For more information regarding Canadian Parents for French South Cariboo, JOIN US FOR A email us at cpfsouthcariboo@gmail.com Visit schools SERVICE PROVIDER FUN FAIR! Meet community service providers 9:30-11:00am EACH DAY… Learn about community resources Thursday, Jan. 29 – Forest Grove School Friday, Jan. 30 – 100 Mile Elementary School Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Bridge Lake School (10:30-noon)

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The annual Dusty Rose Fishing Derby will be held on Feb. 7.

Poker winners The winners of the poker tournament held Jan. 10 were: first, David Martens; second, Sandy

Martens; third, Mike Sterling; and fourth, Niels Westerager. The next tournament will be held Feb. 7 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and play starts at 12:30. Lunch and supper will be available. To register, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Fire dues Fire dues for 2015 are

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The 108 Mile Ranch Community Association (RCA) is hosting Games Days on Feb. 12 and 26, and on March 12 and 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Games Days are held at the 108 Mile Community Hall and are available for 108

Mile Ranch residents. The cost is $2 which includes coffee, tea and light snacks. Activities include darts, crib, cards, scrabble and other board games. Come and enjoy meeting other people and have an afternoon of fun. Call Debbie Porter at 250-791-6472 for more details. 108 Lions bingo The Next Lions Bingo will be held Feb. 6 at the 108 Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7. School news The Mile

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Elementary School has just launched its own web page. Access this page at http://www. mile108elementary.com. The school will be posting its newsletters and other important school information. The school is anticipating a Mt. Timothy ski trip on Feb. 23. Kindergarten registration is underway. Drop by the school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; bring a birth certificate and BC Services Card. The registration deadline is March 13 and applications are being taken at local schools.

now payable. Cheques can be sent to Box 95; 70 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2K0. Receipts will be issued. Bingo The next 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department bingo night will be held Feb. 12 at Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30.

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Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola Regional District bookmobile will be in the area on Feb. 5. It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2919 at least one week before the event.

• Jan. 31 – The 100 Mile House and District Soccer Association is hosting a dinner/auction at El Caballo, with proceeds going to the completion of the clubhouse and washrooms. Tickets are $25 and are available at El Caballo and Borgos’ Sport Shack. For more information, contact lianne.h@100milesoccer.com. • Jan. 31 – Forest Grove Legion is hosting a Jamaican Night, starting at 5 p.m. There’s going to be Jamaican music and a special Jamaican menu. Families are welcome and there will be games, dancing, a limbo contest and prizes. • 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 also a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on Feb. 7. Tickets are $15 each and they are available at Didi’s and Donex. • Feb. 7 – The Mt. Timothy Ski Society is hosting a deluxe buffet dinner (live dinner music) and auction in the Valley Room. Doors open at 5, with the dinner at 6 and the auction starting at 7:15. Tickets are $35 and are available at Didi’s Boutique, 108 Building Supplies or Debbie Dengel at 250-395-3658. • Feb. 8 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club Winterfest and Open House will be held at the clubhouse (176 Green Lake South Rd.). Registration for the poker ride is at 10 a.m. (entry fee by donation) and the first sled leaves at 10:30. Youth under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. For more information on this BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities fundraiser, call Peter McKie at 250456-6806, or Art Groves at 250-456-2112. • 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 and games starting at 11. There will be competitive and recreational class and no entry fee. For more information, go to www.interlakesevents.net. • Feb. 9 – Lake Of The Trees Bible Camp is hosting a Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $40 per family. There will be skating, hockey, sledding, water-slide luge and bonfires, so bring your own sleds, skates and hockey sticks. Hot drinks provide; soup and bun lunch. For more information, call Tom at 250-791-5502, or go to www.lakeofthetrees.com. • 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. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at PMT Chartered Accountants, Work n Play, 100 Mile Feed and The Log House. • Feb. 14 – The Forest Grove Recreation Society is putting on a Valentine dinner dance at the Forest Grove Community Hall - proceeds going towards the roof. This will be a catered event with a live band, The Jammers. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 each for two or more. Advance ticket sales are necessary. Purchase by calling Wendy at 250-397-2452.

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Q: When should I take my Canada Pension Plan (CPP)? A: Before you decide when to take your CPP there

are many things to think about. Such as Do you plan on working while receiving your CPP? How will your age will affect your monthly payment? What is your health and family health history? Do you have any disabilities? How long have you been contributing into the CPP? How much have you contributed into the CPP? What do you have saved in personal savings and investments? Do you have a company pension plan through work? What are your retirement plans? What lifestyle do you want when you retire? Talking to a financial advisor before you apply for the CPP can be beneficial and can help you make an informed decision because once you make the decision it can not be undone and it will have an affect on your retirement.

Q: Should I look at refinancing into

Q: I’d like to throw out some old receipts and other papers. Somebody told me it’s safe if they’re more than 7 years old. Are they right?

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A: Twenty years ago, I would have said “yes.” Nowadays, my answer is “no.” If you don’t like the clutter, buy a scanner - scan the documents. Then, store them on a computer disk somewhere - being careful to keep 1 or 2 backup copies. (If you don’t know how to use a scanner, ask your children.) Why might you need documents older than 7 years? It’s all about situations where you have to prove something that happened in your distant past. There are many examples: 1. Maybe you will have to prove when you first started contributing to the company pension. Your ex-spouse might be entitled to part of that pension. His / her share will be larger if he / she can prove that most of your pension contributions were made while you were together. 2. Maybe you want to obtain Canadian citizenship and you need to prove what education you had. There are many countries where school records are sadly lacking. 3 Maybe you gave your father or mother a lot of money 25 years ago and in their wills they’re trying to give it back to you. Your brother or sister doesn’t believe you and is challenging a parent’s will which seems to favour you - when actually after taking the loan repayment into consideration, the will is perfectly fair. In fact, there are many situations where proving the source of payment is important - and under the new Family Law Act which became law in 2013, there will be more. (The new family law throws out the old rule that most family assets were shared 50:50 and brings in a new rule that looks at who paid for them.)

these low interest rates?

Absolutely!! Many Canadians are carrying consumer debt from several sources – credit cards, car loans, line of credits – and are paying much more interest than they should be. With revolving credit, you may be paying more in interest without ever attacking the principal, I refer to this as the “never-never plan”. An option that many home owners are turning to is paying off higher interest debts with funds secured through a refinanced mortgage that has a lower interest rate. For home owners who are paying a higher interest on their current mortgage, it is always to their benefit to see if it is worth breaking that mortgage and getting into a new mortgage with a lower payment over a new 5 year term, taking advantage of the new low variable rate or sticking with a fixed rate. Some who re-mortgage opt for lower monthly payments which create a larger monthly cash flow. Others opt to shorten the amortization of their mortgage – paying off your mortgage in a shorter amount of time can easily save you several thousand dollars in interest. By restructuring your debt load you gain more control over interest costs, leaving you with more money at the end of the month. Call me to see if refinancing is to your benefit!

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Can I move my license plates between multiple vehicles that I own?

Only in certain circumstances The only time that you can take a plate from one of your vehicles and put it on a vehicle that you are purchasing, is if you have sold the original vehicle and have a copy of the transfer form with you as proof. Having said that, the vehicles must be the same type. For example if you have sold a pickup and are purchasing a car, you cannot use the pickup plate on the car. Please also be aware that you can only do this for a maximum period of 10 days. This is to enable you to attend your Insurance office and complete the transfer of insurance For that period of 10 days, the coverage’s on the vehicle you are purchasing will be the same as the coverage’s that were on the vehicle that you have sold. This is to enable you to attend your Insurance office and complete the transfer of insurance. Please note that these procedures also apply to trailers. Any questions, please give either of our offices a call.

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Local interest sought for getting meetings going Carole Rooney Free Press

A South Cariboo man is testing the waters for interest in forming a local support group for people living with Parkinson’s disease, and their families. Philip Konrad says he currently attends a support group in Kamloops, but he and another area man, Uli Junker, would like to start one locally. “I kind of grabbed the ball to run with it. I’m also getting in contact with Parkinson Society British Columbia [PSBC] and I expect they are going to give us a lot of info on how to organize and things like that.” Once they have enough people to start, Junker will try to arrange for a room to hold monthly meetings at no cost, as they currently have no budget to cover expenses, he explains. “At the one in Kamloops, they try to get professional speakers in every month and you learn a lot about the illness.” While dealing with Parkinson’s disease is unique to every individual who has the disease, hearing what others have experienced – and what worked or didn’t work for them – can offer significant help, he explains. In Kamloops, the group has many spouses who also attend. “Let’s face it, you both live with it. My wife probably asks more questions than I do.” He notes the Kamloops group has an annual membership fee of $15, but he feels a local one could get going without funds if they can find a space to meet. Anyone interested is encouraged to call Philip Konrad at 250395-3925. The PSBC website states many people with Parkinson’s disease go on to live a normal life

span and enjoy many years of activities. It notes many new developments, such as recent medication enhancements, make positive

differences in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, visit www. parkinson.bc.ca.

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Jessie and Dale Palasty of 100 Mile House, along with Marlyn Collins of Vancouver, and David Johnson of 100 Mile House, are very please to announce the marriage of their children Christa Palasty to Brian Johnson on Aug. 23, 2014 in Kamloops. Congratulations Christa and Brian, we love you.

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March 27,1956- Jan. 21, 2015

We regret to announce the passing of Virginia Taylor at the George Derby Long Term care facility for veterans in Burnaby BC. She served with the Canadian Women’s Corps as a Sergeant Major overseas at the end of the Second World War. Virginia came to 100 Mile House in 1951 with her husband and children to live at The Lodge property with the Emissaries of Divine Light, but she loved to attend the local Anglican Church when she could. She was a member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for a number of years and made many friends in the community. She was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and on the executive for a period of time. She left 100 Mile House in 1972 and moved to Vancouver where she worked for Canada Immigration for over 20 years until retirement. While living in Vancouver she volunteered for a number of organizations. Virginia is survived by younger brother Bill Horton of Penticton, son Dave Taylor of 100 Mile, daughter Daphne Taylor of White Rock, daughter Betty Goertz (Ken) of 100 Mile, five grandchildren: Andrew (Meghan), Pamela, Amanda, Gillian (Tyler), and Richard. She also had one great grandchild Erica. She will be remembered for her outgoing, friendly disposition and her willingness to help people when she could. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. No immediate service is planned at this time.

I heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face; The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the sun today as its warmth filled the sky; I closed my eyes for your embrace and my spirit soared high.

Grandma Colleen is pleased to announce there is a new branch on the Moore/Tyrrell/Chang family trees. Little Ella Grace was born to proud parents Sarah and Stephen Chang of Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2014.

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I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain; It seemed as each raindrop fell it quietly said your name. I held you close in my heart today it made me feel complete; You may have died ...but you are not gone you will always be a part of me. As long as the sun shines... the wind blows... the rain falls... You will live on inside of me forever for that is all my heart knows.

We lost our sweet Lorraine in the early morning hours on Jan. 21. Lorraine Nancy LeBourdais was born on March 27, 1956 in North Vancouver, daughter of Nancy and Jerry LeBourdais and the youngest of four children. Nancy (Nelly) was a registered nurse while Jerry worked at the Shellburn oil refinery in Burnaby. Their progressive political activities created a stimulating environment at home. On one occasion, well before Canada recognized China, Lorraine and her parents were invited aboard a Chinese cargo ship where the crew gave Lorraine gifts, delighted to see a young child after a long voyage. In 1971, the LeBourdais family moved to Quesnel Lake then to a small farm at Rose Lake on the Horsefly Road. Lorraine attended and graduated from Columneetza Secondary School in Williams Lake. Lorraine was a natural and confident rider on her horse Stony. She joined the Rose Lake 4H Club winning the Reserve Grand Champion award for her steer. Lorraine saw her children participate with 4H. A deep love and awareness of children and animals marked Lorraine’s life. Lorraine met Rob Diether in Williams Lake in 1973. A year later Rob and Lorraine moved to the Borland Meadow eventually joined by her parents and young friends to start an organic commune. The group (CEEDS) left the Borland Meadow in 1985 to settle on rented farms in the 100 Mile area. Robin was born in June 1990 then Kelly in February 1994 bringing Lorraine the greatest happiness. Kelly and Robin attended the Horse Lake Elementary School where Lorraine volunteered, helping children with reading. She also ran the popular garden club for several years. Lorraine operated a small but successful organic nursery from their home on Horse Lake Road. Lorraine will be remembered by many for offering bedding plants, hanging baskets and CEEDS vegetables at the farmers market. Over the years Lorraine mentored a host of friends and visitors passing on her knowledge, passion, work habits and sharing her humour in the greenhouses and the CEEDS gardens. Lorraine made time to go on trips and excursions with Robin and Kelly which almost always involved her mother Nelly. They were inseparable — if you knew Lorraine, you knew her energetic and entertaining mother. In 2011 Lorraine enrolled in the local VIEW programme and went on to complete an online business course at Thompson River University. She graduated in 2012 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. We profoundly miss Lorraine’s love, her guidance, her strength of conviction and her compassion. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her brother Louis and father Jerry. She is survived by her mother Nancy; sister Linda (George); brother Ray (Maureen); children Robin (Natalie) and Kelly; life partner Rob; many nieces and nephews and CEEDS members Greg, Rod and Karen. In lieu of flowers, donations to a scholarship fund in Lorraine’s name are being accepted at the Williams Lake and District Credit Union. A gathering to celebrate and honour Lorraine’s life will take place on May 2 at the Lone Butte Community Hall. Time to be announced later.


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Announcements

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AA MEETINGS

RV LOT rentals $8.95 a day. 362 days of sunshine, pets, events, classes, entertainment. Reserve by 02/14/2015. www.hemetrvresort.com. Call: 1-800-926-5593

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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

Lost & Found LOST - TOOL KIT at 100 Mile House Dump in DLC section, Mid- January, contains moving equipment and cargo straps. Call Superhero 250-609-0081

Travel

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to the Free Press 250-395-2219

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Employment Career Opportunities M’akola Development Services CONTROLLER position: full cycle accounting, financial technical support and assistance. Visit: makola.bc.ca DEADLINE: Feb 9

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

LOG TRUCK DRIVERS AND INDEPENDENT OWNER OPERATOR LOGGING TRUCKS in its Mackenzie and Fort St. James operating areas. Trucks are required for winter 2014/2015 season with deliveries into Mackenzie, Fort St James, Vanderhoof, and Prince George. There is a need for long loggers, short loggers and off highway hayracks. Please Contact Mark Pride at 250-997-3333 in Mackenzie & Jeff Holland at 250-996-4013 in Fort St. James for details. Resumes can be sent to admin@kdlgroup.net subject line: Log Hauling

www.kdlgroup.net

PLANT OPERATOR Dasque Project, British Columbia

Veresen is looking for a full time hydroelectric Plant Operator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of two hydroelectric run-of-river power plants currently under construction near Terrace, BC. Besides the care for the generating facilities, the work includes maintenance of a logging road network and transmission-line right of way. Qualifications - Grade 12, BC driver’s license. - Journeyman millwright, mechanic, machinist or comparable qualification. - Self-sufficient, independent, requires little supervision. - Hands-on trouble-shooter with a wider technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment. - Ability to travel for training and occasional work for up to two consecutive weeks at other facilities within BC.

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Education/Trade Schools

SUTCO IS seeking U.S. qualified Class 1 Drivers, steady year round dedicated runs and over the road work available. We offer group health benefits, pension, e logs, and auto deposit pay. apply on line at sutco.ca/fax resume and abstract to (250)-357-2009/call 1-888357-2612 ext.230

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Visit Community Employment Services WorkBC for resources, resumes, labour market information, and local job postings. Call 250-395-5121 or go to www.hortonventures.com for more information.

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website: www.hortonventures.com

JOB FINDER For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. • Delivery Driver / Cook • Chinese Cook (2) • Care Aid • Adult Counselor • TIOW Program Participants • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and/or Relaxation Massage Practitioner • Gas Jockey / Cashier • Red Seal Automotive Tech or Apprentice • Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic • Automotive Refinish Technician • Automotive Technicians • Detailer • Lowbed Driver • Traffic Control / Flagger • Building Service Worker • Shipping Assistant • General Labourer

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website: www.hortonventures.com

For consideration, please e-mail your resume & cover letter to careers@vereseninc.com

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FLAGGERS IN HIGH DEMAND: Training & hiring. 100 Mile Feb. 7/8 & Feb. 21/22. WL Feb. 11/12 & 25/26. Ques. Feb. 17/18 & Mar. 4/5. For info call 1-866-737-2389, or check. roadsafteytcs.com

JOURNEYMAN heavy duty mechanic, exp on medium and light trucks. Commercial Vehicle Inspection experience an asset. Please drop of resume at 838 Exeter Road or fax resume to 250-395-4369

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Looking for work? Thinking of changing careers?

The KDL Group is currently looking for

Employment

District of 100 Mile House NOTICE Proposal To Issue A Development Variance Permit Please be advised that Council of the District of 100 Mile House proposes, subject to the conditions of Section 922 of the Local Government Act, to issue a Development Variance Permit (DVP) for the property located at 918 Alpine Avenue and legally known as Lot 1, Plan 8669, except Plan KAP52269, District Lot 4847, Lillooet District, to vary Sign Bylaw No. 1121, 2008 to allow for one fascia sign to be affixed to building surfaces which do not directly face a highway, in substantial accordance with the application as submitted on Nov. 27, 2014. A copy of the proposed DVP may be inspected in the Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, during Municipal Office hours (8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.) from the date of publication of this notice on Jan. 29th, 2015 until 4:00 pm, Feb. 10, 2015. All parties are encouraged to make their interests known by submitting comments in writing or by attending the Feb. l0th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting. If you require information regarding this DVP, please contact Joanne Doddridge, Director Economic Development & Planning at 250-395-2434. Joanne Doddridge Planner


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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

Employment

Services

Help Wanted

Maintenance Services

Vernon Service Company requires F/T Journeyman Plumber/Gasfitter. $36/hr. Call 250-549-4444 or email: pres@aslanservices.ca

Labourers LOCAL logging company looking for experienced Processor Operators. Full time employment with competitive wages and benefits package. Please email resumes to smallpinelogging@yahoo.ca

Medical/Dental Full time CDA wanted for busy family dental practice. No weekends or evenings. Competitive wages. jobs@williamslakedental.com or drop off resume to Dr. Ciriello at 440 Comer Street. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-888528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Trades, Technical ELECTRICIAN Houston, BC DH Manufacturing is looking for a F/T Electrician. Candidate needs to be min. 3rd yr, reliable, team player, mechanically inclined, able to work independently on projects. Wage will be negotiable on experience. Email to: dhmnfg@gmail.com

Services

Therapy Groups 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

DENNY’S Sewing Machine Repair and Servicing 4765 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch

Ph: 250-706-8565 Please call first

Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

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

LAND ACT: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CROWN LAND Take notice that Temperate Resource Management Inc. et al has made application to the Province of British Columbia for roadway purposes covering that part of District Lot 2056, Lillooet District, in the vicinity of Canim Lake, containing 3.537 hectares. The file no. assigned to the application is 5407771. Written comments about this applications are to be directed to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 120 - 640 Borland Street, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 4T1. Email: AuthorizingAgency.WilliamsLake@gov.bc.ca Comments will be received until February 28, 2015. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Additional information about the application and a MAP showing the location and extent of the application area can be obtained at the following website: http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicationPosting/index.jsp

S.C. Business Ctr. 100 Mile House

Be advised that any response to this ad may be provided to the public upon request.

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

Be advised that any response to this notice will be part of the public record and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

250-644-4422

LAND ACT Application For Crown Land

Professional Services

DIRECTORY ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $42.04 PER WEEK (PLUS GST) - 12 WEEK CONTRACT Call the experts at

KINGSGATE EXCAVATING LARGE EQUIPMENT FLEET to handle most jobs

• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements

250-395-2311 982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

anted Most WContracting Ltd. General Contractor

Custom Homes • Remodeling Red Seal Carpenters on Staff

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Take notice that Rogers Communications Inc. has made application to the Province of British Columbia for a License of Occupation for a 103.5m guyed tower Communication Site purposes covering that part of the S ½ of DL 4238, Lillooet District.

Ph: 250-706-4706 www.most-wanted.ca

The file no. assigned to the application is 5407775. Written comments about this application are to be directed to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 120 – 640 Borland Street, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 4T1. Email: AuthorizingAgency.WilliamsLake@gov.bc.ca

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd.

Comments will be received until 30 days until March 8, 2015 Comments received after this date may not be considered. Additional information about the application and a MAP showing the location and extent of the application area can be obtained at the following website: http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp

44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

250-395-2447

Be advised that any response to this ad may be provided to the public upon request.

Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Be advised that any response to this notice will be part of the public record and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Spectra Energy is revising their current Integrated Pest Management Plans (IPMP) under British Columbia’s Integrated Pest Management Act and associated regulations. Under these regulations our plans are required to be revised every five years. The purpose of this revision is to ensure safe and effective vegetation and invasive weed control by utilizing the most current integrated pest management techniques along Spectra Energy’s pipeline right-of-ways, facilities and related infrastructure. These IPMPs will cover various activities within the following regional districts and associated communities: Peace River, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo, ThompsonNicola, and Fraser Valley, including the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Under these newly developed integrated pest management plans, the following selective methods are proposed and may be used alone or in combination, depending on particular local circumstances: • Integrated vegetation control measures that include mechanical, manual, cultural, prevention, biological and herbicide. • Trade names of herbicides that may be included as part of these integrated pest management plans: Vantage XRT, Roundup, Vision Max, Sightline, Clearview, Milestone, Arsenal, Navius VM, Escort, Tordon 22K, Tordon 101, Garlon XRT, Vanquish, Overdrive, Banvel, Telar, 2,4-D amine, MCPA, Karmex, Truvist, Esplanade SC, Transline, Lontrel 360 and Chontrol Peat Paste. • Active ingredients in these products are: Aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl, diflunfenzopyr, MCPA, Picloram, 2,4-D, Chlorsulfuron, Triclopyr, Dicamba, Diuron, Aminocyclopyrachlor, Indaziflam, Imazapyr, Clopyralid, Glyphosate and Chondrostereum purpureum which is a biological natural-occurring fungus used to inhibit regrowth when applied to cut stumps. The proposed effective date for these IPMPs for Spectra Energy’s BC Pipeline, Field Services and Midstream business units is June 15, 2015 to June 14, 2020. Diagrams, maps and the IPMP documents are available and may be viewed by contacting the appropriate office and contact person below: • Dan Tisseur, Spectra Energy, 3985 - 22nd Ave. Prince George BC, V2N 1B7, 250-960-2034 • Angus Dickie, Spectra Energy, Mile 301 Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0, 250-233-6385 Any person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of these two IPMPs may send copies of the information to the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

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Pets & Livestock

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Feed & Hay

Duplex / 4 Plex

Suites, Lower

Scrap Car Removal

HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Horse quality round bales. 400lb to 700lb bales of grass or grass/alf mix. $50.00 ea. Delivery available 250-3953539.

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

Senior Assisted Living

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

FREE SCRAP CAR PICK UP*

QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

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

Mobile Homes & Pads

SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126

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

TOP quality horse hay. 6570lb square bales. 250-3952903.

Homes for Rent

Pet Services

Cariboo Pet Crematorium Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

250-395-3330 Private or Group

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

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 100 MILE 1 bdrm $575/month plus util. NS. NP. Ref. Req’d Avail. immed. 250-395-3691 or 250-706-8766 2 BDRM renovated apt. clean, quiet, avail. immediately N/S, N/P, refs req. $650/mo + util. 250-395-3691 or 250-706-8766

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

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168 HORSE LAKE, Large 1 bdrm, furnished or unfurnished. 15 min from 100 Mile. Nice yard. 250-395-4195

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 1 BDRM units newly renovated, in 100 Mile. Call 250397-2041 for details. 4782B Clarke Ave. across from Lac La Hache Elementary School. 2 bdrm duplex, lakeview, fenced yard, shed, deck, gas furnace, District water & sewer, laminate floors. $595/mon. Call Bill at 250456-7503.

100 Mile 2 BDRM mobile with addition at Travellers Tr. Ct. #23 SF, WD, N.G. Furnace. Garbage PU. No pets. DD & ref. req. $650 mon. 250-3964070. 100 MILE 2 BDRM mobile with mud room, addition & covered porch at Travellers Tr. Ct. #30 S/F, W/D, N.G. Furnace. Garbage p/up. No pets. DD & ref. req. $650 mon. 250-396-4070

Independent Living Suites Wheelchair accessible. Pet friendly.

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

Transportation

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1 BDRM cabin in 100 Mile. NS. NP $550/mon plus utilities. 250-395-3691 or 250706-8766. Avail. Immediately.

L & A Development Corp.

2 BDRM, 4 appliances, N/G & wood heat. Lrg. storage addition. 12 km from 100 Mile, on Canim Lake Rd. $650/mon plus Damage Dep. Avail. Feb 1st. 250-397-2083.

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3 BDRM mobile on Scott Rd., 100 Mile. NG heat & woodstove, 4 appl. $650/mon plus DD & utilities. 250-397-2083.

SALE

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Suites, Lower

AVAILABLE NOW: 3 bdrm house, fenced yard, in 100 Mile. $850/mon plus $150 for utilities. Call Judy at 250-3955392.

1 BDRM basement suite, lots of windows & stairs, 10 km from town. Private entry, quiet neighbourhood, utilities included, free WIFI. NP. NS. Ref & DD required. Suitable for working single person. $550/mon. 250-395-3589.

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Detroit Auto Show: New wheels, big dollar price tags Detroit Auto Show: New wheels, big dollar price tags Detroit, MI – The daddy of all auto shows isn’t offering The fully equipped XD promises a towing capability much new for folks with lean budgets this year. of more than 12,000 pounds, and payload capacity Detroit, MIare – The daddy of allforauto shows isn’t offering The fully pounds equipped XD the promises a towingofcapability But if you in the market trucks, super cars or of 2,000 with fuel-efficiency a half-ton much new for folks lean budgets this year. of moreLooking than 12,000 pounds, andthis payload capacity green vehicles, thenwith there’s plenty to feast your eyes pickup. forward to later year when we can But youthe areNorth in the market for trucks, super carsShow. or of pounds withIan theHarwood fuel-efficiency a half-ton uponif at American International Auto put2,000 our truck expert into a of production green vehicles, plenty to feast your eyes pickup. 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In recent years, new compact version of yet theor Cummins none of significance launchedcars herehave No prices news of 5.0-litre a rolloutV8 forTurbo the been heavily featured but there was Diesel Crew Cab example on show here. during this year’s press preview days. rest of the new Titan range. none of significance launched here No prices yet or news of ahis rollout for the Asian manufacturers tend to dominate Our Zack Spencer shares thoughts on during this year’s press preview days. rest of the newgrabbing Titan range. that market segment and increasingly another truck some limelight at Asian manufacturers tend to dominate Our Zack Spencer shares his thoughts on they choose to launch their new wares at the show: “the Detroit-three automakers that market segment and increasingly another truck grabbing some limelight at other shows such as the now important might have the lion’s share of full size they choose to launch their new wares at the show: “the Detroit-three automakers Los Angeles extravaganza in November pickup sales but it’s the Toyota Tacoma other shows such as the now important might have the lion’s share of full size (of the preceding model year). mid-size pickup that rules the road, outLos Angeles extravaganza in November pickup sales but it’s the Toyota Tacoma But those whose work demands truck selling the competition two-to-one. (of the preceding model year). mid-size pickup that rules the road, outIn recent years, ownership will not be disappointed with “Toyota is offering a heavily updated But those whose work demands truck selling the competition two-to-one. compact carsyears, have new offerings populating the stands Tacoma with a new 3.5L V6, replacing In recent ownership will not be disappointed with “Toyota is offering a heavily updated here. Traditionally, domestic manufacthe old 4.0L V6, and choice of either a heavily featured compact cars have new offerings populating the stands Tacoma with a new 3.5L V6, replacing turers have dominated the truck market 6-speed manual or automatic transmishere. Traditionally, domestic manufacthe old 4.0L V6, and choice of either a but there was none heavily featured but now the so-called import manufacsion. The engine features directtransmisinjection turers have dominated the truck market 6-speed manual or automatic of significance but there was none turers (most of whom now operate full technology and should vastly improve but now the so-called import manufacsion. The engine features direct injection production and design centres full here launched fuel economy. andvastly otherimprove updates here. of significance turers (mostlines of whom now operate technology andThese should in Canada and the U.S.) are mounting a should ensure the latest Tacoma remains production lines and design centres here Keith fuel economy. These and other updates launched here. Morgan serious challenge. dominant.” in Canada and the U.S.) are mounting a should ensure the latest Tacoma remains Keith Morgan The introduction Hybrid and electric powered-vehicles serious challenge.of the Nissan Titan at dominant.” the turn of the century caused some ripare no longer a novelty feature here and The introduction of the Nissan Titan at Hybrid and electric powered-vehicles ples in the truckcaused marketsome but the now an increasing share of the floor space. Virtually the turn of full-size the century rip- 2016 Nissan are no longer a novelty feature here and Titan make some more substantial every manufacturer has aofproduction modelVirtually to sell or a ples in XD the could full-size truck market but the 2016 waves. 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Arguingbecause that excelling in one the production More importantly, theitnew version and fuel economy it believes youoften can’tcomes have itat didn’t live up toline. its promised looks when rolled off aboth costways. to theArguing other. Listening to itsinexisting owners andat delivers much more in fuelimportantly, economy the new version that excelling one often comes the production line. More new it determined “up there” in both Alexandra Straub reports its compact sibling: “For a costcustomers, to the other. Listening tobeing its existing owners and delivers much more in fueloneconomy areas will check itmore consumer boxes. the EV enthusiast or thoseon looking for alternative fuel, new customers, determined being “up there” in both Alexandra Straub reports its compact sibling: “For areas will check more consumer boxes. the EV enthusiast or those looking for alternative fuel,

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