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FEBRUARY 19, 2015

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Jim Baker eased his truck into the descent to Cabbage Corner on the icy Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. Loggers are saying this is one of the earliest spring break-ups they can remember. Jim is the third generation working in the logging industry on the Baker side of the family and fourth generation on his mom’s side (McNeil). See the Canim Lake column on Page A30 for details.

Petition protests proposed cell tower Rogers has public consultations underway at 105 Mile Carole Rooney Free Press

A group of concerned residents have initiated a door-to-door petition campaigning against a proposed mobile phone tower near Able Lake Road. They are gathering signatures to protest the tower on the primary grounds of the visual impacts they say will “completely overshadow” the larger, surrounding area’s views of Walker Valley. Rogers Communications Inc. has public consultations underway for a new 104.9 metre (344-foot) guy wired tower to be built on private land approximately 4.3 kilometres west of Highway 97 at 105 Mile. The concerned residents believe the communities of 108 Mile Ranch,

103 Mile Lake and 105 Mile will be impacted, but only the two residences adjacent to the tower received an information package in the mail. The sight of the tower will significantly mar the panoramic views over Walker Valley in the protected 108 Mile Greenbelt, they contend. However, Rogers’ consumer communications specialist Andrew Garas says the goal of the tower is to provide improved wireless coverage of 108 Mile Ranch. “Specifically, it would significantly improve coverage around 108 Mile Lake, Sepa Lake, 105 Mile Lake, Elliot Lake, Watson Lake and coverage along Highway 97, north of 108 Mile Ranch towards Lac la Hache. “This improvement would benefit residents, businesses, visitors and

emergency responders who often rely on our networks to make sure they can get to the scene as quickly as possible.” Rogers began consulting with the Cariboo Regional District in December to help determine the most suitable location to maximize coverage in the area, while having the least impact on residents, Garas notes. “On Jan. 30, we sent notification packages to residents within three times the tower height (314.7 m), providing them with details on proposal.” A public notice for the proposed installation was published in the 100 Mile House Free Press on Feb. 5 asking residents to submit any comments to Rogers before March 9, he adds. Once this 30-day comment period

is over, Rogers will acknowledge and respond to all comments within 60 days. Meanwhile, the concerned residents say the detailed 10-page information package includes a map showing the tower is tucked into a nook surrounded by the greenbelt, and is significantly more detailed than the “misleading” map in the advertisement. Rogers asks feedback to be sent to publicconsultation@cypressland The residents group encourages folks mail their feedback to Rogers and to also send feedback to the CRD planning officer Francesca Sanna at 175 Airport Rd.; 100 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2E0; and to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod at 118-475 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.


Thursday, February 19, 2015 100 Mile Free Press

Borg family home razed by fire Battling the blaze hindered by lack of water hydrants

not concerned about the fire spreading to neighbouring properties, so they focused more effort on saving the home itself. “We hit it with everything we had from the beginning. We got close to knocking it down but water was an [initial] issue. Then around 9:20 a.m., the roof came down – so it was a fast, hot fire.” He notes they did not haul water from the lake due to questionable ice conditions, unknown accessibility through the snow to the creek, manpower usage and set up time. “Each of our engines have water on board so we used that first ... until we got the tenders set up, then we started drafting out of the [belly] tank. Later in the afternoon when we were just dealing with the hot spots, we took the bladder down and we just pumped from the tenders into our engines.” This was done to clear the

Carole Rooney Free Press

The Borg family members on Valleyview Drive in the Imperial Ranchettes lost their home in a devastating fire on Feb. 11. 100 Mile House FireRescue chief Darrell Blades says the call came in at 8:51 a.m., reporting the structure fire was already fully involved. His firefighters were on scene 10 minutes later (a quick response due to several members gathered at the hall) and confirmed the blaze had engulfed the house, he explains. A dozen local members were joined by others from Lone Butte (eight) and 108 Mile Ranch (four) volunteer fire departments who responded for mutual aid. Blades says he made the requests as soon as he got the call with the fire severity report. Two Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department

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100 Mile House Fire-Rescue chief Darrell Blades, centre, directed firefighters in battling a raging blaze that destroyed the Borg family home near Horse Lake on Feb. 11. Now, collections of immediate needs and donations are underway for the large family.

members also provided mutual aid later in the day. “The structure was heavily involved on at least two floors. It was a fairly large house, three storeys ... so it was defensive right from the

start; there was no opportunity to go in and make an aggressive interior attack. “There is no hydrant protection in that area, so we had to shuttle all our water [with] five tenders to haul

water to the scene. That operation went very well, the departments worked quite well together.” Because of the time of year and snow conditions, Blades says firefighters were

road for local traffic to get through to the neighbouring homes, Blades explains. The fire chief says other difficulties were encountered with the icy, slippery conditions around the house leaving “a lot of potential” for falls. It was especially tough for his department because the burning home was owned by Veronica Borg who is one of their own volunteer members, he explains. Blades says the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but may never be determined. However, it is not considered suspicious and the homeowner indicated no wood heat was going at the time, he adds. Blades notes he was pleased with the good team effort that came together under the conditions that the firefighters faced, and that no injuries were incurred. See pages A5 and A10 for information on how you can help the family.

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Resident hunters, guide-outfitters unhappy

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WAP changes, claw-backs continue to frustrate hunting community

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School District #27 is facing more budget cuts for 2015/16 and the public has until March 6 to provide input. The trustees must trim approximately $800,000 each year for the next four years or more (depending on enrolment) due to reduced government funding protection. Over the past two years, this has involved closed schools and programs, and reduced departmental budgets and staff. Ideas and comments can be made online at

For the most part, resident hunters and guide-outfitters, and the organizations that represent them, are unhappy with the provincial government’s Wildlife Allocation Policy (WAP). Last December, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson took 168 animal permits from the Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) draws and put them into the guide-outfitters allocation pool. There was a huge outcry from resident hunters throughout the province and from the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF), which represents them. In the aftermath of provincewide petitions and protest rallies, Thomson announced he was clawing back all but 61 permits and putting them back in the LEH pool for the resident hunters. Still, neither resident hunters nor the guide-outfitters are happy with the recent readjustment or the whole WAP process in general. Resident hunter Local resident hunter Larry Badke says the changes do not go far enough for his liking. He notes the BCWF has started a petition, which is designed to urge the province to rescind its recent decision on the WAP, which will result in lost hunting opportunities for resident hunters. The BCWF will be presenting this petition within the next few days, Badke explains, so people still wishing to show their support for resident hunters can do so online at php/committees/wildlife/wildlifeallocation-petition. MLA’s comments Noting that Thomson’s recent allocation adjustment has put all but 61 animals back into the LEH pool, Cariboo-Chilcotin Donna Barnett says she hopes it will satisfy the resident hunters and the guide-outfitters. “However, I don’t believe it will satisfy either one by the letters I have been receiving. “I will continue to support hunters and I will continue to support guide-outfitters. Hopefully, there can become an understanding and everybody can work together.” In his WAP re-adjustment press release, Thomson states he wants to work with the BCWF and the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. together on wildlife management. Guide-outfitter Local guide-outfitter



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Moose are prized items for both resident and non-resident hunters in British Columbia. They certainly are at the centre of the dispute over the Wildlife Allocation Policy that was recently released by Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson. The changes had drawn heated letters and protest rallies.

Condie is definitely unhappy with the government’s WAP process. This decision should serve as a red flag to anyone who holds a tenure in B.C. – from the guy with a bit of iron working his gravel pit and giants in forestry and mining to ma and pa operating a campground at the lake and the rancher grazing her cattle, he says. “With an arbitrary stroke of the pen, Minister Thomson reduced my moose quota in Region 3 by 80 per cent. Compare this to your $20/ hour wage becoming $4 or your $250,000 home suddenly being valued at $50,000. “The callous disregard with which the provincial government and its agents have treated those who have invested their cash, sweat and trust is beyond reprehensible.” As for resident hunters, they may wish to consider that hunting in B.C., unless you have a status card, is a privilege not a right, Condie notes. Currently a resident hunter pays $72 for a hunting licence with a moose and black bear tag, he says, adding non-resident hunters pay $610 for the same privilege, and

if successful, a few hundred bucks more in royalties. “I have no option; I will continue to meet my legal and ethical duties as a guide-outfitter. This is just one more battle in my efforts to receive at minimum, half-way fair and just treatment. “At the end of the day, I still believe this can be a viable industry, but only if the government quits trying to help it.” MLA’s quote concerning 108 Mile Ranch resident and former BCWF Region 5 (Cariboo) representative Garth Lee says the main concern locally is for moose in Region 5, and he doesn’t see that any improvements were made in that category. “My opinion is the changes elsewhere in the province are just window dressing to try and calm things down. Too much damage has been done by the B.C. Liberals over this issue and it has created much ill will.” He notes MLA Barnett was quoted in the Williams Lake Tribune stating the BCWF did not complain about

Region 5, so no changes were made here. However, she seems to have overlooked the many complaints she has received from individual BCWF members from our region, which makes her statement a little misleading. “She doesn’t seem to realize the BCWF’s reaction to the initial policy was on behalf of all regions in the province.” LBFWA BCWF rep Philip Konrad, who is the BCWF rep for the Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association, says he didn’t notice any new changes to the decision in Region 5. He adds area hunters are still disappointed and they’re planning a rally in 100 Mile House on Feb. 28, starting at 11 a.m. The protest rally will be held in front of MLA Barnett’s constituency office at 7-530 Horse Lake Rd. (Pinkney Complex). Folks are being asked to bring a sign and a signed, hand-written letter to Premier Christy Clark and Barnett to show resident hunters’ concern about the new Wildlife Allocation Policy.

The province is expanding the Buy Local program with an additional $2 million to help B.C. farmers and food processors promote their products. Businesses and organizations can apply for matching grant funding from the B.C. government for projects that promote local foods, such as in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising or other ideas. More information is online at buylocal.htm.

RENT CONTROL The province is maintaining a low allowable rent increase for residential tenancies at 2.5 per cent (%) for 2015. For manufactured home park tenancies, the rate is 2.5% plus a proportional amount for the change in municipal and utility fees. Landlords can increase the rent only once a year. The rate of rent increase is determined under law by a formula (2% plus inflation), with exceptions only under the tenant’s written agreement or an order from the Residential Tenancy Branch.


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Province prioritizes report recommendations Donna Barnett: violence against women a societal problem

Carole Rooney Free Press

The provincial government recently released its final update report stating it has progressed through 75 per cent of the 56 recommendations directed by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. In September 2010, a legislative Order in Council established the inquiry under commis-

sioner Wally Oppal, Picketing and protestand the report and rec- ing won’t help; we have ommendations to do our part.” were released in There are November 2012. a lot of issues Cariboothat set up situChilcotin ations where MLA Donna violence can Barnett says occur, so recthe resulting ognizing and new legislation dealing with Donna is helpful, but the root causes, Barnett just one piece indicators and of what will end triggers of viothe pattern of violence. lence is paramount, she Individuals and notes. communities need to “A lot of this deals become more involved with drugs and alcoin finding solutions, she hol and mental health explains. issues, so it’s a very com“Strategies are great, plex issue. “Legislation but the only way we are helps, as does working going to stop violence is with social agencies by each one of us tak- in government, and ing a look at our own RCMP and health-care selves ... and by working workers.” together. The final update “Violence will only prioritizes some recstop when we, as the ommendations, such public, want it to stop. as police resources for

finding missing women more quickly, and better supporting their families through the police and court systems. “As mothers and grandmothers and neighbours and friends, it’s our job to communicate with each other to make sure that we know where we are,” says Barnett. “If you don’t hear from your friends or your family for a couple days ... you must deal with it very quickly.” The province has also set aside $3.4 million in grants to support vulnerable women through drop-in and outreach social services, and workshops for sex trade workers. Barnett says she sees a remaining dilemma around how to get

women living on the fringe of society to participate. “Every piece of legislation is important, and we have to make sure that people will participate.” Government has also committed to consulting with community stakeholders. Local agencies working on these issues of violence need to step

up and take part in these discussions, she adds. One-time funding of $75,000 is to be provided for more First Nations access to transportation education, such as safe driver and driver licensing programs. However, Barnett explains transportation “will alway be a huge issue” for rural British

Columbians, so collaborating with friends, neighbours and communities is essential. “I always say we run the country with balance, not bullets. You can legislate everything, but if we don’t act as citizens, nothing will change.” The report and the province’s final update are at


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The Goldrush Grannies held a farewell luncheon and presented flowers to longtime leader and founder Wendy Hamblin at the Blue Sky Restaurant on Feb. 11. Due to some physical constraints of its volunteers, the group is disbanding after almost nine years and raising more than $50,000 for grandmothers raising grandchildren in Africa.

Collections underway for family Donations for the Borg family members, who lost their home in a Feb. 11 fire, are being accepted at One Another-A Coffee House in Cariboo Mall. Owner Keith Jackson says he is using his extra space next door for drop-off and storage of clothing and household donations. Financial donations are also being collected at the coffee house, or directly into an account at the Williams Lake and District Credit Union (by asking at the wicket). Jackson adds folks can check with him if they have larger items, as he may be able to store some of them for a limited time until the family finds a home. Veronica Borg says she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support since the tragic fire. “I want to thank everyone involved for stepping forward with assistance for our family. It is greatly

appreciated, and heartwarming for all of us to witness firsthand how our community stands behind us, and others who have experienced a similar loss.” While the family does have some immediate needs, she notes they do have insurance coverage so will be all right in the longterm. Urgent needs South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce executive director Shelly Morton has a suggested list of clothing and household items that she will try to keep updated as items come in. “The family is [also] in need of a home to rent. There are six children, so please think of the size of the rental.” Immediate needs for the two males are boys size 10 pants, size 8-10 shirts, underwear and socks. For two of the females, items needed are women’s size 1 pants (jeans, yoga), size small

tops, underwear, bras (petite) and socks. For another two females, women’s size 3 pants, size medium tops, underwear, bras and socks would be appreciated. The fifth female needs women’s size medium to large yoga pants or leggings, size large tops, underwear, bras and socks. No shoes or coats are needed at this time for any of the family members. Morton notes more items may be essential once a permanent living arrangement has been made, so a specific list will be assembled as soon as possible.

For further details, e-mail her at the chamber office at manager@ southcariboochamber. org. Fundraiser The Canim Lake Band will hold a fundraiser on Feb. 24 for the Borg family. A spaghetti dinner and raffle will take place in the gymnasium beginning at 6 p.m. The gym is adjacent to the band office located about 30 kilometres northeast of 100 Mile House on CanimHendrix Lake Road. For more information contact Michelle Archie or Barb Guertzen at 250-397-2227.

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Budget boosts low-income families

Carole Rooney Free Press

The B.C. Liberal government’s third consecutive balanced budget presented Feb. 17 brings a surprise for single parents on income assistance. Child support payments will be fully exempted from income assistance calculations, allowing an additional $32 million over three years for about 3,200 low-income families in the province. This is an abrupt turn-about by Premier

Christy Clark who, after taking flack from the NDP for clawing back child support late last year, had stated the province “couldn’t afford” to do it. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says now that the budget is balanced, it is “a great thing” that this money has been allocated. “It will certainly help single parents whose child support hasn’t been going to them ... to afford some of things they haven’t been able to in the past for their children.”

Other budget boosts for low-income earners include $20 million to fuel income assistance programs and a $5 million increase to the British Columbia tax reduction credit. Individuals earning $19,000 a year (or less) will no longer pay provincial income tax. Disabled residents can benefit from $106 million in additional funding over three years for Community Living B.C. Barnett explains this money is earmarked to assist adults with dis-

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YES Program participant Jenny Baker enjoys her job placement with One Another. A Coffee House in 100 Mile House.

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The Yout h Employment Services, or YES, Program is a 15-week course designed to teach employability skills for candidates aged 15-30 who are not currently on Employment Insurance benefits, working full time, or enrolled in school. The course will teach the skills the Conference Board of Canada has determined to be universally desirable by Canadian employers. After six weeks in a classroom setting,

participants will complete nine weeks of on-the-job placement with local businesses, learning valuable hands-on skills. The participants will exit the course with a step-by-step roadmap that charts their course from the present to their selected goals, says Chris Pettman, Youth Services Project manager at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC). The 13 participants selected by the YES Program have the opportunity to make

$10.25 per hour for 30 hours per week. Participants will be able to earn certificates for Food Safe, WHMIS, Serving it Right, and First Aid. The program will begin on March 9 and run until June 19. The YES Program is funded by Service Canada. For applications or inquiries, contact the YES Program at 250395-1850). Applications can also be found at the CaFEC (486 Birch Ave.) and Community Employment Services (808 Alpine Ave.).

abilities, but there are other programs for the children. The budget also includes an increase of almost $3 billion to the Ministry of Health over three years. In addition, the

province has pledged to provide up to $12.5 million to the Canadian Cancer Society towards establishing a worldclass cancer prevention centre in Vancouver.

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Financial Focus Delaying retirement has financial, social benefits The need to save for retirement is something professionals start hearing about from the moment they begin their careers. Whether it’s parents extolling the virtues of retirement plans or employers who encourage their employees to take advantage of their retirement programs, saving for retirement is never far from the minds of professionals. As important as such savings can be, many workers are deciding to delay their retirements. As much as people envision retiring to a faraway seaside villa for their golden years, such retirements are not terribly common, and many older workers have begun to recognize the economic and social benefits of delaying retirement. Those undecided about when they want to say goodbye to the office should consider the following benefits to delaying retirement. • Fewer years to worry about financing your lifestyle. Thanks to advancements in medicine and more and more people living healthier lifestyles, men and women are now living longer than in years past. While living longer, healthier lives is a plus, it does have an effect on retirement. Because people can now expect to live longer, they must ensure their money lasts

long enough. By delaying retirement, men and women will have fewer retirement years to finance. • More chances to save money. It might be your dream to retire early, but you could be doing yourself a great disservice by ending your career prematurely. Men and women at or near the end of their careers are often making more money than they ever have, which enables them to save more than they have in the past, especially if children are full grown and supporting themselves. Take advantage of these high-salary years, even if it means working an extra few years. If you do, when you retire you could have substantially more in savings than you would have had you retired early.

• Stay socially active. Many people get the bulk of their social interaction with colleagues and coworkers. When men and women retire, these opportunities for social interaction can dwindle rather quickly, and it’s not uncommon for retirees to battle feelings of isolation. Delaying retirement allows you to easily maintain contact with friends and colleagues, and can lead to a better quality of life. • The chance to give back. Many older professionals view retirement as being put out to pasture, where their years or experience aren’t utilized. However, individuals who delay retirement can use their extra years around the office as an opportunity to leave a legacy

for the next generation. This is something professionals find especially valuable as their retirement draws nearer and they want to leave a lasting mark, be it on their company, within their industry or in the community in which their company operates. Delaying retirement provides more time to build this legacy, and can create a greater sense of fulfillment when men and women do decide to retire. Delaying retirement is growing increasingly popular. Men and women often see it as a chance to build a bigger nest egg and leave a more lasting legacy within their company and community. MM11C515 Article from http://mcg. editorialservices


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Health, highways, tax credits unroll as key components in 2015 budget

From A6

Another $2.7 billion is earmarked for health infrastructure, including B.C.’s Children’s and Women’s hospitals & health centre, which Barnett notes will benefit some of her local constituents. “But, I will still be working for the healthcare facilities in the

Cariboo-Chilcotin. “The costs of health care increase daily, and ... with new technology and finding new medicines for people to live longer and healthier, the [health] budgets will continually go up.” She says her constituents need a new hospital in Williams Lake, and

she is also working on “any upgrades we can get” for the health centres in 100 Mile House from the available (but non-specific) money allocated for these improvements. The budget’s $2.9 billion for transportation investments include the Cariboo’s Highway 1 improve-

ments, Barnett notes. “The more we can improve the Cariboo Connector and all our transportation systems the better off we are. But it will create jobs and it will continue to make our roads safer.” The MLA says the $3 million for a new children’s fitness equipment tax credit will allow

Suspension set aside for $5,000 fine Gaven Crites Free Press

A 100 Mile House lawyer recently had a pending suspension dropped. Doug Dent was handed a 45-day suspension for professional misconduct in January 2014 from the Law Society of BC, which regulates lawyers in the province. Upon review, the society reversed its disciplinary action. Instead, Dent is ordered to pay a

$5,000 fine, and pay for the cost of the hearing. He was originally cited for professional misconduct in February 2013 for mishandling a client’s funds during a matrimonial dispute, using $2,000 held in trust to pay his own fees. Dent also requested an additional $2,000 from his client to settle what was owed to the spouse in equalization payments. In its decision, the review board states his actions were a departure from the conduct

families to claim up to $250 a year for equipment purchases, on top of the current $500 children’s fitness and arts tax credit. In addition to helping finances at tax time, this will encourage parents to ensure children stay fit and participate in sports and arts programs, Barnett explains.


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Time to talk


Provincial government helping small business


mall businesses are the heart and soul of our province and unnecessary red tape costs them time and money. The B.C. Liberal government wants entrepreneurs to be able to focus on what matters – creating jobs and spurring innovation. Cutting unnecessary red tape is a priority for our government and that’s why we decided to highlight it during Red Tape Awareness Week. And our focus shows we are heading in the right direction. This year we received an A from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) - the highest mark in all of Canada – for cutting red tape. This is the fourth year in a row we have received an A grade. Like any student with good grades, though, we know we have to keep up the hard work. That’s why we’re extending our commitment

to a net-zero increase of We’ve managed to reduce regulatory requirements to the number of regulatory 2019. requirements by more than A net-zero increase means 42 per cent since 2001. B.C. eliminating one existing was the first jurisdiction to requirement when a new legislate annual reporting of requirement is needed up to red tape in 2011. 2019. We call it the “one in, Over the past year, B.C. one out” rule. has worked with Innovative the small-business approaches to community on reducing red five priority tape have led projects to reduce to programs red tape: like the Mobile • WorkSafeBC Business Licence is making it easier Program, which for businesses allows mobile to register for businesses, such workplace Naomi as contractors insurance. Yamamoto and caterers, to • A new online operate across guide for starting participating municipalities a restaurant in B.C has and regional districts. been developed, and was This streamlining process launched during Red Tape enabled an Okanagan Awareness Week. company that sells safety • A two-page RFP form for equipment in the Okanagan government procurement to reduce the number of contracts under $250,000 is required business licences making it easier for small from 17 to six – saving business to do business with it more than $1,500 and government. significantly reducing its • We have consolidated paperwork burden. provincial websites,


orests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson opened a can of worms, which may come back to bite him and the B.C. Liberal government, when he announced changes to the Wildlife Allocation Policy (WAP) in December 2014. Basically, it increased the share of permits for guide-outfitters by taking moose, grizzly bear, elk, bison and bighorn sheep from Limited Entry Hunts (LEH) around the province, which are set aside for resident hunters. The numbers, statistics, percentage and estimates of gain for the guide-outfitters and loss for resident hunters are all over the map. However, it’s the estimates thrown out by the province and the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF), which represents resident hunters, that make it hard to determine concrete numbers of what the change is in terms of animals. Thomson estimates the changes in the WAP affects 618 “hunting opportunities,” which, based on the successful harvesting rate for each of the species, represents a transfer of about 168 animals from the resident hunters’ LEH pool to the guide-outfitters non-resident permit pool. However, the BCWF estimates the WAP changes could result in 5,000 fewer hunting permits for resident hunters under the LEH rules, and argued about the unfair allocations that ranged from 25 to 40 per cent for some species. The changes created a huge uproar from the BCWF and individual resident hunters. They started writing letters protesting the change to their MLAs, the government and to newspapers, and they started holding protest rallies. It didn’t take long for the waves of protest to touch communities in every corner of the province, including 100 Mile House, which will see a protest rally in front of Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s 100 Mile House constituency office on Feb. 28, starting at 11 a.m. Meanwhile, the Guide Outfitters of B.C. (GOABC) and its membership argue the allocation changes are only helping the industry try to remain viable after the downturn in the economy and reduction of allocation permits during past eight years, which have resulted in financial hardship for guide-outfitters. Earlier this month, Thomson adjusted the WAP by clawing back around 100 animal permits from the guide-outfitters and putting them back in the LEH pool for the resident hunters. Now, both the guide-outfitters and resident hunters are showing frustration at the government’s handling of the Wildlife Allocation Policy, as well as it’s handling of wildlife management in general. Thomson says he wants to sit down with the BCWF and GOABC to work together on wildlife management. It’s a good move to provide certainty, but the LEH program also needs alterations, and they must deal with declining moose populations.

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Spencer: Fish Lake project ‘is dead’ To the editor: RE: Taseko sues group critical of New Prosperity (Jan. 29) I find it interesting and ironic that Taseko Mines is suing the Wilderness Committee for damages in BC Supreme Court. Company spokesman, Brian Battison, asserts the purpose of the lawsuit is “to remove false information from the New Prosperity debate,” and he also states his company is “committed to the truth.” Although it will be up to the

court to determine the validity of Taseko Mines’ defamation suit, I do know that some of this company’s claims about its project have been soundly rejected by two independent federal review panels. For example, while promoting the New Prosperity Mine, Taseko Mines has continually stated it would save Fish Lake (Teztan Biny). However, the federal review panel, after listening to all the expert testimony, concluded this claim doesn’t stand up. On the contrary, it was deter-

mined the company’s proposed water recirculation scheme and other measures would not maintain sufficient water quality to support aquatic life and the lake’s 85,000 trout (http://www. p63928/95790E.pdf page 4). Taseko Mines is also suing the federal government, alleging that Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) used the wrong modelling to determine seepage from the tailings storage facility (TSF).

Canada must continue to fund TB REACH To the editor: Make the Ebola crisis an opportunity. Such was the invitation of World Health Organization Director General Dr. Margaret Chan. “Never again should the world be caught by surprise,” she said. If Ebola was a surprise, tuberculosis (TB) is not. Although on a slow decline, TB still claims over a million lives per year. The bad surprise is that multiple-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) has soared to half a million cases per year. It kills close to half of those affected – like Ebola just slower. Surprisingly, Eastern Europe has many MDR-TB cases. For example, in Ukraine, 7,000 people died of TB in 2012 and 15 per cent of new TB cases are MDR-TB. In Donetsk, it is 40 per cent. But, all hope is not lost. On March 31, a conference in Riga, Latvia, will address TB and MDR-TB.

Recently, parliamentarians from several countries formed a caucus to promote the fight against TB and signed the Barcelona Declaration. Three Canadian MPs signed – did yours? Since 2010, Canada has been the lead country in funding TB REACH, a program aiming to detect the estimated three million TB cases that go undiagnosed each year, both drug sensitive and drug resistant. I call on International Development Minister Christian Paradis to continue funding TB REACH, and to urge other countries to join in. Stopping TB won’t come as a surprise. We need a global commitment to detect, treat and cure all cases, relentlessly. Pamela Walden-Landry Montreal

It appears the company is hoping people will still believe its mining proposal has a chance for approval. What this company doesn’t tell the public is that, during the environmental review process, the federal review panel made direct requests to Taseko for more information and modelling regarding seepage from the TSF. Taseko Mines never provided the Panel with the modelling that was requested (http:// p63928/87572E.pdf and http:// p63928/90290E.pdf). Why does this company continue to promote a project that contains significant environmental flaws and that has received strong opposition from affected First Nations? The sad thing is that Taseko Mines seems to be using these lawsuits as a means to keep the project alive, when in fact it is dead. Patricia Spencer 108 Mile Ranch

B.C. should fire warning shot To the editor: Re: U.S. ripping us off on water, B.C. Views (Jan. 8). This is an issue all of British Columbia should have the same view on and an extremely important one at that. Energy Minister Bill Bennett should have given the 10-year notice to exit the agreement. I don’t think we could ever actually deny the United States access to our water, as it would ultimately lead to an invasion. We should, however, fire the warning shot that we want a fair dollar for the resource. Having just flown back from Puerto Vallarta, I saw nothing but desert out my window for almost the entire trip until we got into Washington State. Lake Mead, created by the

Hoover Dam, is so low on water that the dam is almost useless and California is screaming for more to feed the crops. We pay top dollar for the produce from there and yet give them the water for pretty much free. It’s totally crazy

and will only get worse. The time to act is now. Thanks for highlighting this ridiculous situation that I’ve ranted on about for decades to mostly deaf ears. Matt Taylor Saanich

Site C dam another boondoggle To the editor: The brain-dead B.C. Liberal government just approved the $8.5-plus billion Site C dam boondoggle. This dam is to produce power we don’t actually need. It would flood agricultural land. Three per cent interest on $9 billion is $270 million per year. BC Hydro is already about $16 billion in debt, and is hiding billions of dollars of expenses in deferral accounts. That doesn’t include the $50-plus billion BC Hydro owes to private power companies. Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

Annual health-care crisis grips B.C.


sounds serious enough to tell the boss you with a cold. won’t be in to work. This week’s British Columbia budget As fewer doctors choose the endless brings us a step closer to the moment demands of family practice, the when half of all provincial revenues go to expectation that all problems must be keep the health care system running. dealt with quickly and for free In the legislature, NDP health seems to grow as inexorably as critic Judy Darcy blasted Health the health-care budget. Minister Terry Lake for the An emergency physician of my government’s failure to keep its acquaintance provided a typical 2010 promise to find everyone scenario for night shift at the in B.C. a family doctor. ER. Where once nights were Lake allowed they’re still quiet, now there are patients working on that, and then waiting for hours, around the plugged the latest Conference clock. Board of Canada study showing Several are drunk, and one has B.C. ranks third in the world in Tom urinated on the floor. Surveys health care outcomes, Fletcher show as many as half of ER second only to Switzerland visits are alcohol-related, from and Sweden. overdoses to fights, falls, car Darcy, a former president crashes and chronic conditions. of the Hospital Employees’ Union, was Into this chaos comes a mother with quick to respond: “This is surely a first in her young child, who has nasal and chest question period, the Minister of Health congestion. The child’s cough led her to going back to the record of the NDP throw up, so off to ER they went, blithely government in the 1990s because we’ve assuming that this is where you bring a kid had the best health outcomes in Canada


he annual ritual of declaring a crisis in health care is upon us, with the B.C. Liberal government boasting we have the best system in Canada, while the NDP and the B.C. Nurses’ Union (BCNU) try to portray it as the worst. The BCNU is the last big public sector union still to settle in the latest round of contract talks. Feeding horror stories to the media is part of its strategy, and this time it was a patient at Abbotsford Hospital assigned a bed in a small shower room for a month due to chronic overcrowding. Hospital officials said his care wasn’t compromised. We’ve seen it in Abbotsford, Surrey and elsewhere: a new hospital or expansion is built and is immediately overcrowded. We are reminded every winter that influenza season brings a wave of people into emergency, expecting treatment for a viral infection that in most cases can only run its course. Many people still don’t understand what “the flu” is, beyond the notion that it

since 1993. The fact is that we exercise more, we smoke less and we drink less, and that’s to the credit of British Columbians.” We also have more elderly people, as Premier Christy Clark argued in 2011 when the federal government changed its financing formula. After years of increasing transfers by six per cent per year, the late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty announced that starting in 2014, increases would be tied to economic growth, but wouldn’t fall below three per cent. This, of course, was treated as a cut, rather than continued increases above inflation. But there it is, and all provinces have to deal with it. Darcy is quite right that personal responsibility is the key, something to remember as the usual squabbling of special interests continues. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca


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the province Driver who killed pedestrian has jail term quashed KAMLOOPS - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has overturned a six-month jail term handed last year to a chronic prohibited driver who in 2012 struck and killed a pedestrian in a Kamloops crosswalk. Instead, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Alison Beames placed Donald Charles Isadore on three months of house arrest to be followed by fourand-a-half months under a strict curfew, ruling the original sentence did not take into consideration Isadore’s aboriginal background. Beames knocked 44 days off of the original sentence for time served, which is how long Isadore spent in jail before being granted bail for his appeal. At the time of the fatal crash, Isadore — who has never held a valid permanent driver’s licence, but has a record of driving prohibitions dating back to 1986 — was bound by multiple driving prohibitions and suspensions. He had been sentenced less than three weeks earlier to a 30-day jail term and fined $500, in addition to a two-year driving ban, for a separate drivingwhile-prohibited conviction. While driving a pickup truck while prohibited on the early evening of Nov. 21, 2012, Isadore struck and killed 66-year-old Valerie Brook as she crossed Victoria Street at Sixth Avenue in downtown Kamloops. Terrace RCMP investigating after teen dies TERRACE - A teen is in custody after another teen died from a gunshot wound last night. Police were called to a residence on Molitor Street where they found a 15-year-old youth suffering from a gunshot wound around 10 p.m. Feb. 9, reported Terrace RCMP Feb. 10. The youth was transported by BC Ambulance to Mills Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injury, said police. A 16-year-old Terrace youth, who was also at the residence, was taken into police custody, reported police. The circumstances leading up to the incident are still under investigation. It is believed that the two individuals knew each other and the public is not at risk as a result of this incident, said police.

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“I see a lot of hockey games and I don’t see it very often, but I do see it from time to time. Usually at higher levels of hockey.”

“I’m a [100 Mile House Wranglers] season ticket holder. I haven’t seen any in two years at the Wranglers games.”

“It’s got way better since my kids played hockey [10 years ago]. You used to see a lot more rambunctious parents. As opposed to now where I think they’ve got it more under control.”

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ing. Anyone having information regarding the identity of the two individuals is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment at 250-395-2456 and quote file #2015-412.

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. Time capsule On Feb. 16, staff from the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment buried a time capsule in the floor of the new detachment building. The time capsule consists of memorabilia, letters and photographs from previous and current staff members. Dodging police On Feb. 15, CaribooChilcotin Traffic Services members were conducting speed enforcement on Horse Lake Road when an older, green, Dodge van went through the radar

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Staff at the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment placed a time capsule in the floor of their new detachment office that's under construction on Alder Avenue. The capsule contains memorabilia, letters and photographs of current and fomer staff members.

at a high rate of speed and the driver failed to stop for police when signalled.

The vehicle was subsequently abandoned in the downtown area of 100 Mile House. A male

and female were seen leaving the area. The investigation into this incident is continu-

Crime reduction During the past week, the 100 Mile RCMP Crime Reduction Unit members focused their time on individuals who had not attended Court. Two people were arrested for various outstanding charges. In addition to a warrant from 100 Mile House, one male had an outstanding, unendorsed arrest warrant from the Clinton RCMP charges. He was transported to the Clinton RCMP to answer to those charges. The Crime Reduction Unit will continue to make warrant apprehension a part of its mandate.



Garage B&E Sometime between Feb. 4 and 16, unknown culprits broke into a garage on Evergreen Drive south of 100 Mile House and stole several tools and two ATVs. The ATVs are described as a 2008 350cc camouflage Yamaha Kodiak and a 2002 300cc green Suzuki Grizzly. B&E and theft On Feb. 12, unknown culprits broke the front door of the Bargain Shop in 100 Mile House. Suspects then stole a quantity of cigarettes from the till area before fleeing the store. Fuel stolen Sometime overnight of Feb. 10, unknown culprits stole fuel from a fleet vehicle, which had been parked at the 90 Mile Loop Road. Approximately $400 in diesel fuel was taken. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

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Lone Butte area resident Cynthia Jones has quite a story to tell about a motor vehicle incident (MVI) that happened next to their driveway around 11 p.m. on Feb. 6. “My husband, Brian, is a volunteer firefighter with Lone Butte Fire Department and his pager went off around 11 p.m.” The MVI he was being paged for happened at the end of our driveway about one kilometre west of Lone Butte, she says, adding

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This fortunate couple surveyed the damage to its vehicle after rolling it on the ice and landing against a power pole near Lone Butte. The family members suffered some scrapes, bruises and minor injuries, but they got help from a kindly couple who lived across the road from the accident scene.

the occupants were all in seat belts and managed to escape out a broken window at the rear of the vehicle.

The highway was slippery and it was pitch black out, so Brian helped with traffic and made sure the fam-

RCMP, emergency services attended Feb. 11 MVI

At 10:27 p.m. on Feb. 11, 100 Mile House RCMP, Lac la Lache Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance Services attended a motor vehicle incident (MVI) on Cariboo Highway 97 near Abbey Frontage Road in Lac la Hache. The incident involved a northbound vehicle, which had lost control and crossed the centerline, coming

to rest in a field. The vehicle sustained heavy damage as a result of the incident, but did not overturn. The driver, a 59-year-old Lac la Hache man, suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to 100 Mile District General Hospital. Alcohol and road conditions were not considered factors. No charges are being considered in this matter.

ily was safe from any oncoming traffic, she explains. “Brian and I responded with jackets for the children and let them sit in our car to get warm while they waited for the ambulance.”

Lone Butte Fire department showed up as did two ambulances and two police cars. Cynthia says the vehicle was on its side up against a telephone pole on the north side of the highway. She notes the firefighters set up safety cones and lights and secured the vehicle, so they could remove car top carrier and help the family get jackets and boots and other items. The Lone Butte Fire Department is made up of men and women who train weekly to respond to accidents like this one – day or night, Cynthia says. Continued on A13

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Nominate a Citizen of the Year Now is the time to recognize outstanding individuals

Do you know someone who went “above and beyond” volunteering for the community in 2014? It takes only a few minutes to nominate an outstanding individual for Citizen of the Year, and the deadline is Feb. 28. The Citizen of the Year is chosen by a special committee, which reviews the nominations and determines who it believes has shown to be the most deserving in his or her dedication to the community.

It shows they are apprectiated for their dedication and hard work."

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who chairs the committee, notes it is an honour for anyone to be nominated for the award by their peers – whether they win or not. “It shows they are appreciated for their dedication and hard work.” In some cases, two or more people from the same group may be rec-

ognized, although that is less commonly seen, she notes. Barnett explains that once all the nominations are in, she brings them all forward to the committee, which is made up of all the past winners who are available. “Of course, it is a democracy, in that the majority rules. Last year, it was a tie between

SNOW MUCH FUN IN THE PARK, fax to 250-395-8974 or mail to SCCC-Business Awards; Box 2312; 100 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2E0. Call 250-395-6124 for more information. Past Citizen of the Year recipients include: Richard (Dick) Cross; Donna Barnett; Donna Nivison; Jeff and Bev Kendy; Dennis Tupman; Chris Nickless; Arla Driver; MaryAnn and Tom Rutledge and Gary and Elsie Babcock; Eleanor Nickel; Tom Bachynski and Lorette Penn; Alan Boyd; Al Blannin; Wendy Hamblin; Maureen Pinkney; and Ron Graves.


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Bella Geurtsen was one of the 100 Mile House Elementary School students who descended on Centennial Park for a Winter Carnaval on Feb. 6, capping off French Celebration Week, which started on Feb. 2. The purpose of the week is to raise community awareness of the French Immersion program in 100 Mile House, and to celebrate French Canadian culture and tradition.

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Tom Bachynski and Lorette Penn.” The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is once again hosting the Citizen of the Year who will be honoured at the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Dinner on April 11. (Watch for more details about the awards dinner in upcoming editions.) Pick up a Citizen of the Year nomination form at the SCCC or 100 Mile House Free Press offices. Once completed, drop all award nomination forms off at #2-385 Birch Ave., e-mail to manager@southcari-

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Community supports Mt. Timothy Ski Area Mt. Timothy Ski Society fundraiser raises over $15,000 A fundraising dinner and auction in 100 Mile House for the Mt. Timothy Ski Area raised slightly more than $15,000 on Feb. 7. The event in the Valley Room saw overwhelming community support, with great and functional items for bid. Some 93 tickets sold and, a decadent feast and dessert prepared by

chef William Holyk and his sous chefs Michael Thain and Randy McComb were enjoyed. Ski Society direct Debbie Dengel says Holyk and his two sous chefs provided a “fabulous” meal. “Michael, who is a red seal chef, volunteered to organize this and the other came in to help on Saturday. Their presentation was absolutely fabulous and the buffet dinner was outstanding. “They had a gorgeous dessert buffet and William hand carved Gaven Crites photo

Mt. Timothy Ski Society director Debbie Dengle, left, volunteer Mae Davis, auctioneer Donna Barnett, volunteer Karen Day and director Stephen Pellizzari stood by some of the many items up for auction at a fundraising event for the South Cariboo ski hill held inside the Valley Room in 100 Mile House on Feb. 7. Slightly more than $15,000 was raised to support Mt. Timothy Ski Society operations.

Residents go extra mile

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“They’re a very community-minded bunch and they do an amazing job!” The highway was closed for about an hour. “The family was from the Coast and they were on their way to Bridge Lake for a holiday, and hit ice on the corner, skidded, spun and rolled across the highway.” There were two adults, four children and a dog, but there were no serious

injuries, she says, adding the children were taken by ambulance to 100 Mile District General Hospital. “Some of the kids were pretty shaky, of course, and were shivering from the cold and shock. When the kids initially crawled out of the car, three of them only had one shoe on ... so we helped them hop across the highway to our driveway where it was safe from oncoming traffic and let them

get warm in Brian’s car while they waited for the ambulance. “We also brought their dog a leash so he’d be safe, too. We stayed with them until the ambulances left.” Why did we do all that for strangers? Simple ... we saw the need and responded, Cynthia replies. “When I was in a rollover accident many years ago, some stranger actually crawled into my vehicle just to hold my

hand. She reached out and went the extra mile for us ... so we know how much having someone to simply give you a hug and tell you it’s going to be alright means. “Sure they were strangers ... and sure we could have simply gone to bed and let someone else do the job ... but that’s not who we are. “We simply loved them as God has loved us. Loving people isn’t a sacrifice – it’s an honour.”

‘Band is in’

The 2015 Cariboo Band Retreat heard 100 Mile House and Williams Lake band students in near perfect harmony, recently. Close to 50 students participated in the retreat, where they learned new music, played games, made friends, and spent a night in the Peter Skene Ogden

Secondary School (PSO) gym. Renowned music teacher and clinician John White led the group, made up of students in grades 7-12. Music teachers from 100 Mile House and Williams Lake organized the event, which culminated with a concert for parents. The purpose of the retreat was

getting the students to gather together as band members for one common purpose: to create music and build a musical community. While the weekend was a busy and tiring one for students, it was also a lot of fun, says Vanessa Toews, music teacher at PSO. “Band is in.”

two chocolate owls sitting on a branch.” Dengel says the ambiance was spectacular and it was a nice evening for people to get dressed up. She adds Jason Ruscheinsky provided dinner music for an hour. The South Cariboo Truckers’ Association donated a 55-inch TV to be raffled off. Items for auction included handmade blankets, a quilt, sculpture, gate, woodwork items, home décor and baked goods. There were also a garden/lawn riding mower,


bathroom fixtures, dog training kit, and themebased bucket draws. Dengel says the community support was great and the society appreciates everyone who helped make the evening an overwhelming success. Once again, CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett was the auctioneer and provided several humourous clips during the evening. The money raised during the event will help support Mt. Timothy Ski Society operations.

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Stand up against bullying… slapping, hitting or spitting. • Theft of personal items - like a backpack, books, electronic devices, etc. • Harassment - repeated tormenting online, with texts, phone calls and/or emails. • Sexual Exploitation - sharing videos or photos with nudity of people under 18. • Hate crime - bullying based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, etc. For all of these criminal offences, it is important to notify your local police detachment or report it to CYBERTIP.CA. Based on the available information, police will decide if an investigation is warranted and whether charges may be laid.

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 be sure to wear your Pink Shirt Day t-shirt and say ENOUGH to bullying! This special day takes place in schools, workplaces, and neighbourhoods across the nation, and features individuals like you bringing awareness to the cause. The goal of the Pink Shirt Day campaign is to raise $300,000 to fund local anti-bullying programs and you can be a part of this amazing campaign!

Bullying and Cyberbullying Bullying Bullying happens when there is an imbalance of power; where someone purposely and repeatedly says or does hurtful things to someone else. Bullying can occur one on one or in a group(s) of people. There are many different forms of bullying: ◼ Physical bullying (using your body or objects to cause harm): includes hitting, punching, kicking, spitting or breaking someone else’s belongings. ◼ Verbal bullying (using words to hurt someone): includes name calling, put-downs, threats and teasing. ◼ Social bullying (using your friends and relationships to hurt someone): includes spreading rumours, gossiping, excluding others from a group or making others look foolish or unintelligent. This form of bullying is most common among girls (Canadian Children’s Rights Council).

Cyberbullying Cyberbullying involves the use of communication technologies such as the Internet, social networking sites, websites, email, text messaging and instant messaging to repeatedly intimidate or harass others. Cyberbullying includes: • Sending mean or threatening emails or text/instant messages. • Posting embarrassing photos of someone online. • Creating a website to make fun of others.

• Pretending to be someone by using their name. • Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others. Cyberbullying affects victims in different ways than traditional bullying. It can follow a victim everywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from school, to the mall and all the way into the comfort of their home - usually safe from traditional forms of bullying.


Over time, youth who are bullied or bully others find their own ways of dealing with it. While some victims/bullies may become depressed and begin to withdraw socially, others react aggressively and turn to violence. Dangers for Children and Adolescents Who Are Bullied: • Depression • Social anxiety, loneliness, isolation • Stress related health problems (e.g., headaches, stomach aches) • Low self esteem • School absenteeism and academic problems • Aggressive behaviours • Contemplating, attempting, or committing suicide Dangers for Children and Adolescents Who Bully Others: • Not knowing the difference between right and wrong • Delinquency and substance use • Academic problems and increased school dropout rate • Aggression • Sexual harassment and dating aggression • Gang involvement and criminal adulthood • Difficulties in their relationships with others • Being bullied at the hands of others

What You Can Do Youth If you are a victim of bullying • Walk away or leave the online conversation. • Keep track of the bullying (write it down and/or save a screenshot of the online message). • Tell a trusted adult. If you don’t trust anyone or need to speak with someone urgently, contact the confidential and toll-free Kids Help Phone. • Report the bullying to school administrators. • Report criminal offences, such as threats, assaults and sexual exploitation to the local police detachment. • Report unwanted text messages to your telephone service provider. • Report online bullying to the social media site and block the person responsible. • Facebook • YouTube - Safety Centre • Twitter • Instagram – block a user or report something • Tumblr – how to “ignore” (block) someone

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• If you feel it’s safe to do so, tell the bully to stop.

Bullying can be a traumatic experience, and some forms of bullying can even be considered illegal. These include: • Threats - whether done face to face, online, over the phone or through text messaging. • Assaults - including pushing, tripping,

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Adults If you know or think that a child is a victim of bullying... • Talk to them - Let them know that they can trust you and that they shouldn’t deal with bullying alone. • Help them: • document the bullying; • report unwanted text messages to their tele phone service provider, or cyberbullying to social media sites; • report the bullying to school administrators; and • report criminal offences, such as threats, as saults, harassment and sexual exploitation to the local police detachment.

If you know someone who is being bullied... Most ost types of bullying go on as long as someone is watching and laughing. As a bystander, know that you have the power to stop the bullying. 60% of the time, bullying stops in less than 10 seconds when someone steps in (Kids Help Phone).

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• Find friends/students/youth or an adult who can help stop it. • Befriend the person being bullied and lead them away from the situation. • Report it to a teacher or school staff. • Fill out an anonymous letter and drop it off to a teacher or any adult you trust.

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yan Laird and the BiggerThanThat!™ school program is coming to Mile 108 Elementary School on Feb. 27 with at performance at 12:45 p.m. Mile 108 Elementary School principal Kevin McLennan says the reason Laird is coming to the school is Parents Advisory Council president Trish Edwards received an e-mail from the organization and discussed it with him. “We both thought is was a great idea, and she took it the PAC meeting and they decided to pay the $500 to have him come our school.” McLennan says they decided to roll Pink Shirt Day into the program and celebrate both events on the same day. Lac la Hache and Forest Grove elementary students have been invited to Mile 108 to share in the event. Founded in 2014, the BiggerThanThat!™

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is a powerful and entertaining musical program designed to prevent bullying, build self-confidence and empower children to reach for their dreams by demonstrating a real life success story. The program’s founding artist, Ryan Laird, is a two-time Canadian Country Music Awards nominee who is living out his dream after overcoming childhood

bullying, which, he says, “is often so common place in today’s schools.” He shares his life story while offering an entertaining and engaging music concert, consistently delivering a message of encouragement and empowerment. From mid-February to the end of March, Laird will be visiting 32 schools, and making public appearances, across Western Canada. Laird says he hopes to motivate as many students as he can to “never stop chasing their dreams and never let a bully stand in their way of success and happiness in life.” “I’m thrilled to have visited thousands of youth across our great nation over the past couple years. “After hearing their stories about bullying experiences and the many dreams they aspire to in their lives, I was inspired to use my voice as an artist to provide message-driven music concerts, which empower youth to dream big and conquer negative influences.”

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After lunch, the school population is swearing in its new anti-bullying program called WITS (walk away, ignore, talk it out, and seek help). More information on WITS is online at www. Finally, at 5 p.m. the students’ parents are invited for a dinner presentation and a discussion with staff to share ideas on how to best prevent bullying. Lac la Hache Elementary School will bullying!


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Administration plays key role in transition society By Reg Berrington Administration for Psalm 23 Transition Society Centre is currently facilitated at the 59 Mile buildings on Highway 97, approximately 45 minutes south of 100 Mile House. Shelley Declare, who is the senior administrator wears many hats for the facility. Her duties include intake and discharge of residents, case management, documentation and supervision of medication, as well as hands-on daily monitoring and interacting with the residents. One of Shelley’s greatest concerns is whether there will be enough funds available to pay the bills. While each resident pays for his treatment program and stay,

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Shelley Declare often discusses the day’s activities with Brad Arthurs and the dog, Sober, at the Psalm 23 Transition Society Centre at 59 Mile. Declare handles the administration duties and takes care of vital fundraising functions.

fundraisers are a key component to financing operational costs. Psalm

23 participates in three fundraisers, which take an enormous amount

of administration time and talent. The Starfish Awards

for 2014 was held on Nov. 22 in the Valley Room behind the Red Coach Inn. This event is a dinner and auction fundraiser, which receives tremendous support from the local area businesses and people. The next two events, which are enjoyed by all, are the Million Dollar Hole In One contests held at the 108 Mile Golf Resort and the Abbotsford Golf Course. Unfortunately, Psalm 23 receives very little government funding and is restricted in its ability to request for funding because its policy and procedures state the centre learns about God. The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) is a supporter of Psalm 23,

Clinton artists are urged to join Clinton Arts and Cultural Society CLINTON Katie McCullough 250 459-2172

The Clinton Arts and Cultural Society is looking for artists of all ages and all artistic pursuits to join the group. The society has monthly meetings, annual elections, companionship and camaraderie, clinics and workshops, information and the annual Art Show and Sale. For more information, contact Rebekah Bowen at 250-459-2519 or behah15@hotmail. com. Welding course A partnership between School District #74 and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has resulted in some exciting news for Clinton. A mobile welding program delivered by

TRU has 12 students enrolled and is held at the former Clinton Elementary School grounds. The mobile welding trailer provides a 1,000-square-foot classroom and teaching space. A second trailer contains equipment, materials and tools used for the course. The course is 840 hours and runs for 28 weeks. Students are both adults and schoolaged. Once completed, the program gives the foundation for students to start a career in welding.

Ag Association news Plans are underway for the 2015 Clinton May Ball Rodeo, which will be held on May 23-24. The Clinton Ag Association (CAA) is looking for new members. Numbers are down, and it needs extra help to begin the planning for this year’s event. Folks who would like to volunteer can contact one of the CAA mem-

bers and we will let you know about the next meeting or work bee. We are also making some changes to use of the riding arena. Currently, there are several people who use the arena free of charge during the year to ride their horses. Last year, a considerable upgrade was made to the arena, and we would like to keep the grounds in good shape.

The gates on the riding arena will soon be locked and those who would like to ride will have access to a key, after paying a membership fee and committing to a certain amount of volunteer time with the

club, which could be during the rodeo weekend or at a work bee or other events. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2015 rodeo, please contact this writer at 250-459-2172.

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100 Mile hosts minor hockey playoffs

Peewees advance, bantams out, midgets lose heartbreaker Gaven Crites Free Press

100 Mile House was hockey central, Feb. 13-14. Local peewee, bantam and midget rep hockey clubs met teams from Prince George in Round 1 of the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association’s Tier 3 playoffs. All games were played at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre because Prince George is hosting the 2015 Canada Winter Games and had no ice availability. Peewee Wranglers handle Cougars The local boys bent, but never broke. 100 Mile House's peewee rep team, sponsored by Primal Electric, had a ton of firepower on display, and came back in Game 2 following a Game 1 victory, to clinch its playoff series against the Prince George Cougars. “We never give up,” says coach Cale Tessaro. “We've had the same philosophy all year – we bend but we never break. We were down early, 2-0, and then we were down again, 3-1, and we battled back to win.” In Game 2, 100 Mile House won 9-6 to clinch the series. Ethan Sanders scored three, Nate Wolstenholme scored three, and Sam Chabot, Owen Pincott and Jace Myers all added one. Wolstenholme, Pincott, Chabot, Myers, Sanders and Brock Everett tallied assists. In Game 1, the flood gates opened in the first period for the peewee Wranglers.

Myers scored four goals and Owen Pincott, with a slick redirection on a shot from the point, added one. The peewee Wranglers took a 5-2 lead into the second and continued to light the lamp. Wolstenholme scored five more. Robert Waldner (3), Wolstenholme, Cole Allan, Colby Glenn and Myers (3) tallied assists. The peewee Wranglers are now on their way to Quesnel, Feb. 21-22. The winner of that series goes to provincials in Kitimat, March 15-20. “We know Quesnel is a tough team,” says Tessaro. “But we have confidence we can do it. We haven't played them



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Nate Wolstenholme, left, celebrated with teammates Marshall Tessaro (11) and Jayce Myers, following a goal by the 100 Mile House peewee Wranglers in Game 1 of a playoff series with Prince George at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 13.

since the beginning of the year, when we were still trying to get our team together. We have improved hugely since we last played them. I think Quesnel is in for a bit of a surprise.”

To underscore this impressive run, the local minor hockey organization wasn't even sure it was going to have a peewee rep team at the beginning of the season. “We had to scratch

Tristan Takats took a face off for 100 Mile House's bantam rep team during a playoff match up with Prince George at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 14.

and claw and fight to get a team together,” Tessaro adds. “Now, we're two wins away from provincials. We're proud of how far these kids have come.” Bantams dropped by Cougars 100 Mile House's bantam rep team, sponsored by the Forest Grove Legion, was eliminated in two games by Prince George. In Game 2, the Cougars handed 100 Mile House a 14-2 loss. Wylon Hall and Tanner Hooper scored, with assists to Ryan Wallace and Ryan Allan. In Game 1, the Cougars won 11-1. R. Allan scored with an assist by Hall. Milers lose heartbreaker Emotions ran high in the midget rep playoff between the 100 Mile House Milers and Prince George Cougars. The Cougars clinched the series with a 3-2 win on Feb. 14, following a 3-0 win in Game 1 on Feb. 13. The series-clinching goal came with under three minutes left in the

third period. “I thought we deserved better,” says 100 Mile House coach Pat Sims. “It was tough. For 58 of the 60 minutes I thought we were the better team...It was exactly the way hockey was supposed to be played, but somebody had to lose.” “I thought my guys played their hearts out,” he adds. “I'm so proud of them.” In Game 2, defenceman Lynden Jeffrey scored from the blue line and captain Derek Popadinac scored with a nifty move in front. Ben Ryan, Cooper Uphill and Conner Edle picked up assists. Prince George's first goal took a bounce off Popadinac's skate passed steadfast goalie Michael Toews in the first period. Prince George's game-winner also came off an odd deflection. A Prince George defenceman fired the puck into the corner and it somehow took a bounce to the front of the net, Continued on A21

The Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League are special guests at an upcoming Hockey Against Bullying event for local minor hockey players hosted by the 100 Mile House and District Minor Hockey Association. The Feb. 25 event will see a ton of fun onand off-ice activities at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Games on the ice, a mini-stick tournament, a radar gun, human foosball, and hot dogs and drinks are all part of the fun. Volunteers are needed. Call 250-395-4344 for more information.

FIGURE SKATING The 100 Mile House & District Figure Skating Club is hosting a year end event at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House starting at 3:30 p.m. on March 6. A pot luck dinner will coincide with wonderful entertainment from local members of the CanSkate and StarSkate programs. Trophies and medals will be presented at the end of the night.

JUNIOR HOCKEY Playoff tickets for the 100 Mile House Wranglers are on sale now. A Round 1 series against the Chase Heat goes Feb. 20-28. Season ticket holders have first rights to their seats. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Wranglers office inside the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. The Wranglers host the Chase Heat in Game 3 on Feb. 23; Game 4 on Feb. 24; and, if necessary, Game 6 on Feb. 27.


Wranglers rivalry heats up

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Many 100 Mile House Wranglers fans wouldn't want it any other way. Round 1 of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs are set, and the local club is facing off, for the second straight season, against its Doug Birks Division rivals – the Chase Heat. The Wranglers have the third seed again this year and Chase is seeded second. The Kamloops Storm won the division and host the fourth seeded Sicamous Eagles. While the Wranglers took the best-of-seven series in five games last season, Chase won the 2014-15 regular season series between them, five games to three. Five of those games needed overtime. The Wranglers are readying for a real close series, where every shift is going to matter. “They're studying us and we're studying them,” says 100 Mile House coach Dale Hladun. “There is a lot of pride in both teams. She's going to come down to a battle.” Chase had the KIJHL's most efficient power play. The coach is stressing discipline and practising the penalty kill ahead of Game 1 in Chase tomorrow night (Feb. 20). Hladun mentions Kaleb Boyle and Cody Hodges, with 52 and 59 points respectively, as two Chase forwards that know how to score. A healthy line up is what the Wranglers have going for them. “I've been coach-

ing in this league for a long time and this is the healthiest roster I've ever had going into the playoffs,” Hladun says. “I think every game is going to be very tight and very entertaining for the fans. “The guys are chomping at the bit,” he adds. “They can't wait to get going.” Game 2 is Feb. 21 in Chase. Game 3 is Feb. 23 in 100 Mile House.Game 4 is Feb. 24 in 100 Mile House. Game 5 (if necessary) is Feb. 26 in Chase. Game 6 (if necessary) is Feb. 27 in 100 Mile House. Game 7 (if necessary) is Feb. 28 in Chase. Wranglers forward Justin Bond will miss the first two games, serving a suspension for accumulating too many head contact penalties. Haldun says he's excited for the 20-yearold players on the team, the guys playing their final junior hockey

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season: Devan Suidy, Cole Weber and Micky Turner. “Those three have been really embracing the last stretch here. Suidy with that hat trick the other game [Feb. 9 against the Revelstoke Grizzlies]. Micky Turner was so strong against Kamloops [on Feb. 15], until he got bu l l d o g ge d into the ice and got his teeth bashed in. He has been special to us. I'm so happy for Micky. Weber has been such a good leader. Our dressing room and our bench is a different spot with a different focus without Cole Weber. I couldn't ask for three better 20-year-olds heading into the playoffs.” In Kamloops on Feb. 15, the Wranglers won 4-2 to wrap up the season. Suidy, Austin Turner, Jayden Syrota and Michael Lynch found the back of the

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right onto a Prince George stick. Toews didn't have a chance on the shot lifted over his glove. “It was really hard,” Sims says of the loss. “I thought it would be the fairy tale ending. I thought we would beat

Prince George and we would be on our way to provincials. It just didn't happen.” Some bright spots did emerge from the weekend. Toews, Jeffrey, Popadinac and Emmett Collens got the attention of Junior B and major midget scouts for next season.

The Milers, sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing and Heating, are off to Invermere to wrap up the season with a tournament on Feb. 28. With a number of players moving on, it seems rostering a local midget rep team will be a tough task

next season. However, Sims says he's been doing some scouting of his own and is hoping to put a team together. “I'm proud of the steps we took [this season] to be a better team. And I'm hoping each season I coach we take another step for-

ward. Next year, the goal is to take another step forward and make 100 Mile a threat. This town has so many good hockey players. We just need to grow the program and keep developing it and I want to be a part of it. This town is a hockey town.”

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Curlers going down to the wire

The local curling season is drawing to an end this month, with teams making moves at the top of the league standings, and the annual Ladies' Bonspiel around the corner. In the 100 Mile Curling Club's highly competitive Ladies League, the regular season standings mean everything because there are no playoffs. Going into the final weeks, five rinks have a chance for the top prize, says club spokesperson Wayne Venos. “You could not pay me to pick a winner out of this bunch because also sitting in the shadows with an outside chance is defending champ Baby Jane Doddridge's Gang. These girls are not known as quitters. If you curling fans are looking for some great entertainment in the next few weeks, show up at the curling rink at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights.” First place in the Ladies League is Margie's Sparklers (25 points), followed by Hamilton's Wizards (24), Hankie's Babes (22), Hollis' Furious Felines (21), Baby Jane Doddridge's Gang (17), Lindner (14), Zielke (3), and Jongbloets (3). On the Mixed League side, Pratt (20) leads the way, followed by Minato (18), Todhunter (15), Ed Ney (15), Duane Ney (7), and Char Marshall (4). “The rinks are starting to bunch up at the top of the standings,” explains Venos. “Bill Pratt continues to lead the pack, but with the rink's skip gone on

vacation, it remains to be seen how the stayat-homers fare. Being pushed by veteran skips Bill Todhunter, Ed Ney and Richard Minato, may be too much for the skipless Pratters. Minato has won the playoffs the last two years, so he may be the one to rise to the top.” The Men's League regular season winner has already been decid-

ed by the amazing play of Ed Ney's rink, Venos adds. “They have not lost a game during the whole season, which is unheard of in Men's League history. Now, some of these wins have had 'Lady Lucks' help, but it is like Ed himself said to me, 'You have to be good to be lucky.' The only requiem for the rest of the men's rinks are the upcoming

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PSO grads and teachers face off a 50/50 draw, and Central GM in 100 Mile House sponsored a shoot-to-win contest for a Chevrolet Spark. Donex and Pharmasave donated raffle baskets. “A lot of parents stepped up and helped out, and the grads who

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Grads: 10. Teachers: 8. That's what the South Cariboo Rec. Centre scoreboard read following a high-scoring, school-spirited contest in 100 Mile House on Feb. 7. The annual hockey game pitting Grade 12 students against Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School teachers and parents also saw a lot of fans in the stands, and good fun, while raising close to $1,800 for 2015 Grad celebrations. “We did really good actually, better than we thought,” says Cristy Mellott, one of the event's parent organizers. “We had a really good turnout. The kids really gathered up their

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Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student Dan Leclaire, left, and vice-principal Ty Lytton, faced-off during an annual hockey game pitting grads against teachers at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Feb. 7.

family and friends.” Tavis Roch, a sturdy 100 Mile House Wranglers defencemen, tended goal for

the grads. Michael Toews, a goalie and assistant captain on the local midget rep team, played

between the pipes for the teachers. Jesse Wallace assisted on the grads' first goal. Scott Easton scored two for the teachers and Marc Doolan added one. In the second frame, Justin Bond (2), Connor Runge and Nick McCabe scored for the grads, while Jeff Mellott and Doolan found the back of the net for the

teachers. Students Jayden Syrota, Breanna Uphill, Shian Remanente, Cassidy Mellott and Quinn Ferris scored in the final frame. Shawn Meville, Easton and Doolan scored for the teachers. A number of fundraising events also took place during the game, including a puck toss and airplane toss,

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An atom house league team sponsored by Sunrise Ford in 100 Mile House won fourth place at a tournament in Quesnel, Feb. 7-8.

Atoms win fourth in Quesnel

An atom house league team from 100 Mile House took home fourth place following a hockey tournament in Quesnel, Feb. 7-8. The local team, sponsored by Sunrise Ford, won two games and lost two. Player of the game awards for 100 Mile House went to Emily Tinney, Aidan Moore, Sarah Balbirnie (as goalie) and Logan

weren't playing were selling tickets and doing their thing too,” Mellott adds. “I was really proud of everybody. It was really good, clean fun.” The annual Grad Spring Fashion Show is set for April 10 at 7 p.m. at the PSO gym.

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The 100 Mile Festival of the Arts folks are heading into a busy time as they have workshops and recitals leading up to their adjudicated festival, starting on April 13 and winding up with the wildly popular Showcase Concert at Martin Exeter Hall on April 24. Registration for the Festival of the Arts’ adjudicated festival was held on Feb. 14, so rehearsals and practising will be going full steam ahead from now until performers take centre stage. The adjudicators for 2015 are Marilyn Wiwcharuk (piano/organ), Colleen Whidden (vocal), Kathy Bloomfield (speech arts/ drama) and Martin Summers (instrumental). On Feb. 21, the Festival of the Arts is sponsoring a piano master class/sonata and sona-

tina workshop with Anita Perry. A few openings are still available, so those who wish to participate can call Ginny-Lou Alexander at 250-395-3555. On Feb. 22, community members are invited to attend the Festival of the Arts recital at the Evangelical Free Church in 100 Mile House, starting at 4 p.m. Student performances in speech arts, dramatic arts and music will be on the program, and will include several sonata and sonatinas for strings, piano and other instruments. Admission is by donation. Key it Up! The committee has launched an initiative – independent of the festival’s regular budget – to raise $30,000 for a newer, quality concert grand piano for Exeter Martin Hall.

We have so many young, promising musicians in our community who participate in festival activities throughout the year, committee co-chair Bruce Madu says, adding they deserve opportunities to play on a responsive instrument that will reflect their hard work and talent. Madu notes the committee is pursuing funding opportunities, and is also accepting donations from the community. The Key it Up! fundraiser is looking to involve new patrons who wish to play a role in the purchase of the piano, Madu says, adding patrons may wish to sponsor a key on the new piano with a donation of $300. Additional information is available from Madu (, or by mail (Festival of the Arts, Box 1903, 100 Mile House, V0K 1T0).

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• Feb. 19 – The Second Annual Wranglers Awards Banquet will be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner starting at 7. Tickets are $40 per person and they are available at Central GM. • Feb. 19-March – Former South Cariboo wildlife biologist John Youds’ show, Just Passing Through, will feature his paintings at Parkside Art Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. • Feb. 21 – The 100 Mile Festival of the Arts is sponsoring a piano master class/sonata and sonatina workshop with Anita Perry. Perry (B.Music) is a pianist, teacher and composer. Openings are still available. To participate, call Ginny-Lou Alexander at 250-395-3555. • Feb. 22 – The Festival of the Arts invites folks to attend its February recital at the Evangelical Free Church on Sunday, starting at 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. • March 3 – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society and the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society are sponsoring the film, Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story in the Multipurpose Room of the Health Centre at 555 Cedar Ave. (at rear of 100 Mile District General Hospital), start at 7 p.m. Filmmakers Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin will be the guest speakers after the screening. Entry is by donation, but no one will be turned away. For information, call 250791-7284. • March 4 – Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Amnesty International Club is hosting its 17th Annual Amnesty Concerts at 1 and 6 p.m. The event is open to the public by donation. It will feature performances by students and teachers. • March 21 – the Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association is hosting its annual Beef-in-a-Bun dinner fundraiser. Besides beef-in-a-bun, coleslaw and pasta salads, dessert, tea and coffee will be served. There will also be a silent auction. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years. For further information and to reserve tickets, contact Joni at 250-456-7330 or Guy at 250395-9082. • March 26 – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society (SCSS) will show the film, The Clean Bin Project, at the Community Employment Centre (808 Alpine Ave.) in 100 Mile House, starting at 7 p.m. It follows Jen and Grant, a regular couple in a quest to answer the question, “Is it possible to live completely waste free?” They go head-to-head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. The amount if garbage produced is truly amazing, as is the deciding factor in the competition. Admission is free although donations are accepted. For more information, go to the SCSS website at or call 250-791-7284.


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Counsellor brings experience, passion to new job

Helping women “move beyond the boulders in their life” is one way Kalika Moody describes her new role as the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre’s stop the violence counsellor. Moody, whose counselling career started in 2008, adds her line of work is about empowerment and inspiration. “Although it’s important to acknowledge and work through the hardships of abuse, women have an abundance of strengths and gifts within themselves. It’s the balance of the two that’s important in counselling.” Moody held a similar position in Williams Lake before relocating to 100 Mile House. She started at the Women’s Centre in mid-January. She’s already been busy organizing, seeing clients, developing workshops and networking in the community.

Women’s Centre executive director Sonja Ramsay says the nonprofit organization is excited to have Moody on staff. “It’s almost like she has been here for years already with the amount of work she has done and the different workshop developments she has created.” The Women’s Centre, located inside the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House, provides a variety of support services for women and their families in the Cariboo, including a safe house for women and children leaving abusive households. Programs are available to women 19 years and older, or those younger than 19 “living an adult lifestyle,” who have had an experience with violence or abuse, Moody explains. Counselling services

PSO event to benefit local children Local children in poverty will benefit from an upcoming event at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) in 100 Mile House. The school’s 17th Annual Amnesty Concert is set for March 4. The event is open to the public by donation. It will feature performances by students and teachers. Shows are set to start at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Baked goods and refreshments from Tim Hortons will be available at intermission by donation. The event, meant to raise awareness of social issues, is organized by an Amnesty International Club at PSO.


are available Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization is planning a public event to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. The event will see a showcase of local women’s portraits and biographies, as well as a candle-lighting ceremony. A purple ribbon cam-

paign in recognition of International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality, will start in the lead up to the event. Purple ribbons will be available at local stores by donation to the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre. Donations came by A&B Photo and Portrait for pictures last


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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. *


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 Fax: 250-395-8974



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 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: ______________________________________ 6. Community Inclusion Award - sponsored by Cedar Crest Society - A business or organization Details: ____________________________________________________ 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. Details: ____________________________________________________ 10. Community-Based Business 8. Best New Business - sponsored by Williams Lake & District Credit Union - A business started in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2013 that: has demonstrated a good record of success and a strong commitment to the South Cariboo. Details: ____________________________________________________ 9. Non-Profit Organization - sponsored by Cariboo - A business or organization that 11. Resource-Based Business operates as non-profit that: provides a direct contribution to the quality of life in the South Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Cariboo. This award goes to the organization that involves itself in the community and directly Details: ____________________________________________________ assists people or events through staff or volunteer time, or other direct participation. 12. Customer Service Award 10. Community-Based Business Excellence Award - sponsored by PMT Chartered Accountants Business Nominee: ______________________________________ - A business that serves the community that they are based in; and consistently shows Details: ____________________________________________________ excellence in quality of goods and/or services. 13. People’s Choice Award 11. Resource-Based Excellence Award (includes logging, ranching and farming) - Sponsored by Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP - Any individual or business that has shown excellence, Details: ____________________________________________________ leadership and innovation within the field of natural resources. Nominator: ___________________________________________ 12. Customer Service Award - Sponsored by Country 840 & The Goat- Any individual, business or organization that provides excellent customer service. Telephone: ____________________________________________ 13. 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year, and it has pledged continued support this year. Selvedges Fabric & Notions, a quilt shop on Birch Avenue, has donated purple ribbons for the campaign. Tim Hortons is also contributing to the event. “This is our way of celebrating our women locally, and bringing to light the need to end violence in our community and around the world,” Ramsay says. “

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successful thanks to the great people and their support in this community. In April 2015 we begin construction of a brand new store to replace our current one. We have footprints all over the interior of BC, and are proudly family owned and operated by Andre Blanleil. Andre’s started in 1977 as a TV and microwave repair shop. It has developed, over 23 years, strongly into a TELUS authorized Dealer, supplier of major electronics, appliances, custom home, installations, and car

audio retail chain. We also have the buying power to compete with all of the big box retailers to bring our customers the best prices locally. No need to shop out of town as we do the shopping for you online. Our website automatically scans the big box retailers prices then updates our website daily with the best pricing. We enjoy giving back to our community however we can by hosting fundraisers, charity events, giving donations, and volunteering around our community.

DR. ANDREW HATCH, CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Andrew Hatch joined Integrated Elements Wellness Clinic In November of 2014, as the second Chiropractor in the clinic and as the only chiropractor who lives in 100 Mile House. The clinic provides chiropractic and acupuncture services with the goal of relieving pain and promoting health. Dr. Hatch’s connection to the Cariboo began 9 years ago when he married his wife who grew up in the area and when an opportunity

to move to the beautiful Cariboo became available, he jumped at the chance. After graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience the couple moved to Portland Oregon to pursue his Chiropractic education at the University of Western States from which he graduated in 2012. Dr. Hatch is currently completing a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. As well as traditional chiropractic treatments Dr. Hatch also spent additional time with sports

medicine and athletic therapy training, and enjoys providing injury prevention tips and exercises for athletes and individuals who want to avoid injuring themselves at work and play. Dr. Hatch has worked with several companies to provide injury prevention and health promotion services for their employees, and he looks forward to providing similar services in the area for companies who wish to take an active role in ensuring their employees are happy and healthy.

SPROTT SHAW COLLEGE I am the Campus Manager for Sprott Shaw College Satellite Campus in 100 Mile House. I have been an Instructor since 1999. I have primarily instructed business, accounting and computer software for various public and private colleges. I am currently taking my BA in Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley. I am passionate about education. I moved to the Cariboo in 2006 and worked in literacy for six years. My

six years working in literacy made me aware that there was a need for more educational options in the community. In the fall of 2013 we opened a small satellite campus in 100 Mile House.. All locations feature small class sizes, qualified instructors, hands-on training and a friendly, appropriate learning environment for adults of all ages. To date we have offered a Health Care Assistant course as well as a Business Administration course.

We plan to continue offering both of these courses in future and hope to add others soon. We are presently gauging interest in Early Childhood Education, Social Services Worker and Licensed Practical Nursing. In all cases, the College’s goal is to help students to obtain employment at the conclusion of their studies. Visit the website at and to contact me call 778-4821262 or Diana.badke@sprottshaw. com

ONE ANOTHER. A COFFEE HOUSE One Another. A Coffee House is a local food eatery that opened July 1, 2013. We support our community and our community supports us. We shop as local as much as possible. We have a full espresso bar comparable to any big name franchise. We serve locally roasted coffee, fresh baked goods, some gluten free and some organics,

home made soups daily, sandwiches, paninis and wraps. We carry a large selection of loose leaf teas as well as smoothies and frappucinos. We have had such events as local musicians, a tea leaf reader, book club and a movie night. Our warm friendly atmosphere is complimented by our fun and knowledgeable staff. Located at the Cariboo Mall without

actually being in the mall, we offer great parking, accessible and visible from the highway. We are the first local food eatery after leaving Hope heading north and the last one before Hope heading south. We also carry some very unique locally crafted gift ideas and more. We believe in our community and try to help as often as we can.

My name is Amanda Usher. I grew up in 100 Mile House with my grandpa Bill Usher. He owned Jubil Trucking back in the day. I’ve been with Andres for eleven years and a manager in this area for the past three years. I’m currently a director on the board for the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce and a proud member. I also currently volunteer for South Cariboo Search & Rescue. Since opening in 100 Mile House in 2012, the business has been very

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Amanda Usher Andre’s Electronics

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The Board of the South Cariboo would like to welcome our newest members and to thank our long term supporters and members throughout the South Cariboo. We remain committed to fostering growth in our community and helping local businesses succeed. 2014 was a busy year for the Chamber. Hot July Nights car show was a huge success in our beautiful Centennial Park and hosting the All Candidates forum for our mayoral

and council nominees in November was a privilege and an event that was very well attended. We have also supported the 100 Mile House Business Façade Improvement Grant Program and the Small Town Love, Love 100 Mile House initiative from the District of 100 Mile House. Our Chamber Bucks program was very successful over the Christmas shopping season. Many supporters of our local businesses purchased Chamber Bucks to

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Cariboo Regional District Cariboo Truck & Equipment Repair Carson Chiropractic Cedar Crest Society Centennial Law Corporation Central Cariboo Disposal Central GM Central RV Century Home Hardware CKBX (Vista Radio ) The Goat Community Futures Development Creating Joy In Art Dr. Andrew Hatch - Integrated Elements Dan’s Repair Darrel Warman, Realtor David Beharrell Enterprises Didis Boutique Donna Barnett MLA Donex Pharmacy & Department Store Dricos Entertainment Educo Canada Escott Kitchen and Tops Exeter Forest & Marine Sales Exeter Sporting Goods Exquisite Florals & Gifts Fawn Lake Resort Fit & Fabulous Personal Training Forest Grove Supplies Goertz Tile Gold Trail Recycling Gopher Rentals Ltd Grinyer Business Equipment Happy Landing Restaurant Higher Ground Natural Foods Hightech Computers Horse Lake Garden Centre Horton Ventures Hub International

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Brittany Jenewein reels in a 21 pounder

By Diana Forster Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) annual icefishing derby on Feb. 7 sold 177 tickets and hosted dozens of fishers on a warm though gloomy day. As is often the case in the winter, no rainbow trout were weighed in. Of the 19 lake trout, the largest at 21 pounds was reeled in by Brittany Jenewein, granddaughter of Deka’s Joice and Danny Jenewein. Charley Arsenault’s laker weighed 10 lbs. 2 oz., while Tim Hammer’s weighed in at 10 lbs.

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Brittany Jenewein, right, granddaughter of Joice and Danny Jenewein, won first prize for largest lake trout, which weighed in at 21 pounds, at the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual ice-fishing derby on Feb. 7.

Eight kokanee came in. The first-place kokanee and the Dennis Watt Memorial Trophy for largest kokanee went to 12-year-old Eddie Kennedy of Lone Butte, whose fish weighed 1 lb. 7 oz. Eddie was especially lucky because he also received $100, which was donated by Dennis’ widow, Maria, in gratitude for the fact that DLDVFD has not forgotten her late husband. Second prize went to Richard Boyer for a 13 ounce specimen, and third went to Karren Baxter’s 12 ounce fish. Diana Forster is the Interlakes correspondent

Lone Butte’s Eddie Kennedy, 12, won the Dennis Watt Memorial Trophy for largest kokanee, which weighed in at one pound seven ounces.

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At Interlakes C o m m u n i t y Association’s (ICA) annual general meeting on Jan. 28, most officers were returned to office. President Wendy Chase is assisted by co-vice-presidents Lorraine Jerema and Craig Charlton, secretary Pam Canty, and treasurer Gyl Connaty. The directors include Verna Desjardine, Andrea Glatz, Rene Lafavor, Marion Mickelsen, Carney Myers, Joyce Shmyr, Sharon Stewart, Barb Weston and Norm

Granberg; and newlyelected Jil Freeman was warmly welcomed. The ICA generally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Interlakes Hall. Ladies Only Jeanne Pittet (250593-4308) is having another Ladies Only auction on Feb. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7621 Lee Rd. in Bridge Lake. Ladies should bring five or six auction items from home, plus books and clothes, and have a

fun afternoon acquiring new goodies. There is no admission charge. Jeanne looks forward to seeing a bunch of new faces now that she has changed the event from evening to afternoon.

Celebrations Birthday wishes go to Carol Barwell, Peggy Lackey, Duncan Jarvis and Les Poirier. Eight big balloons are winging their way to Joelle Kuyek, and 16 to Cameron Caldwell. Congratulations go to Darlene and Monty

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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast display at Canada Winter Games The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is on display at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, along with the municipalities of 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Wells and Williams Lake have partnered to develop a display that highlights tourism and economic development opportunities within the region. The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council will also be featured during the CRD activation. Folks won’t be able to miss the beautiful pavilion façade, which was originally built for the CRD display at the 2010 Olympic Games by Pioneer Log Homes. It was graciously loaned to the regional district for the Olympic Games, and is on loan once again for the current display at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The display, which is in the Northern BC Tourism pavilion in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Leisure Pool in Prince George features an indoor display area, including a fun photo booth for visitors to have their picture taken with a beauti-

Building Canada application At the Jan. 23 Cariboo Regional District board meeting, directors decided they will be submitting an application to the Building Canada Fund (BCF) for two-thirds financing for the 108 Mile Water Treatment Plant. Some $800,000 of Community Works funds have already been secured for this project. If the BCF application is approved, the regional district will hold the required referendums within six months of the approval to establish a local utility service and authorize the borrowing of funds to complete the projects.

ful Cariboo-Chilcotin backdrop and some fun props, such as gold pans, cowboy hats, fishing gear and other items that can be found in and around our region. 100 Mile House will be featured on Feb. 20-22. Some of the demonstrations that will be featured as part of the interactive displays will include an autograph session with the Timber Kings, roping demonstrations, sampling of locally made beef pepperoni, wood working demonstrations, hoop dancers and a visit from some special guests

from Barkerville. The official grand opening of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Display on Feb. 14 included the official welcoming of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council to the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh by Chief Dominic Frederick and council. The welcome was received by Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie. This ceremony and the official opening of the display will also be a part of an upcoming episode of the Timber Kings on HGTV.

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Obituaries HALE George Dec. 2, 1942 - Feb. 7, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of George. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Flo; his children Rhonda (Ron), Jason (Lisa), Brenda (Peter) and 7 grandchildren; siblings Vic (Cori), Annie (Larry), Don (Hazel), and Lynn (Peter). George was born in Plunkett, Saskatchewan. He served time in the Canadian Armed Forces and was a long time active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 261. He trained as a masonry and was most proud of his construction work in the Northern Territories. He spent many years installing tulikivi fireplaces throughout Western Canada. Together George and Flo managed condominiums until they retired to their dream cabin on Rhona Lake where George was able to spend time hunting and fishing with his beloved family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, 101 - 440 - 2nd Ave. N., Saskatoon, Sk. S7K 2C3. Upon George’s request, there will be a small grave side service for immediate family and close friends. Arrangements are entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME (306-934-4888).



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SPRINGETT Ernest John Feb. 9, 1934 – Feb. 5, 2015

John went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 5 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. John brought his family to the Cariboo in 1967. They settled in Lac La Hache, where John and his wife eventually opened a gunsmith business. John was predeceased by his son Harlan in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arly, who was the love of his life second only to his relationship with Jesus Christ. He also leaves behind his sister Barbara Middlestead of Winnipeg, daughter Catherine Springett of Vancouver, son Jeff Springett (PJ) of Whitehorse, daughter Ann Granger (Rod) of 100 Mile, 7 grandchildren: Amber (Jason), Joe (Chelsea), Jennifer (Matt), Jeremy (Coreen), Leah (Dave), Ashley and Kelli, and 8 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Lubbe, Dr. Street and the home support staff. A memorial service was held on Feb. 17.

SPRINGETT CATHERINE ARLENE Feb. 22, 1960 - Feb. 8, 2015


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Stanley Roy Nov. 25, 1927 – Feb. 10, 2015

Stan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Nov. 25, 1927. His family moved from Winnipeg to Shelley B.C. before moving to Salmon Valley near Prince George. Stan was raised on the Shields’ homestead until June 26, 1948, at that time he married Louise Holt and later had four children: Jo-Anne (Tony), Ted (Jessie), Bonnie (Gary) and Ron. From there they all moved to Babine Lake where he was a sawyer for portable sawmills for a number of years. Stan and Louise then lived in Kamloops for a short time before making a move to the Chasm for Stan’s job. Stan worked hard, hand-loading boxcars for the Clinton Sawmill and he and Louise had two more children at that time: Susan (Reg) and Karen (Brent). After the Clinton Sawmill shut down, Stan started work at Weldwood in 100 Mile House and moved to Lac La Hache until he retired at the age of 60. After Stan’s retirement he and Louise moved to the 108 Mile Ranch until Louise passed away in February of 2005. He then spent his remaining years at Carefree Manor and Fischer Place. Stan LOVED to dance and was known to dance up a storm and took every opportunity to do so. “He just loved to dance”. He also spent many days at the Legion socializing. His favourite saying was, “Shake the hand that shook the world”. Stan passed away peacefully at Fischer Place leaving behind his six children, fifteen grandchildren, thirty greatgrandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Stan loved all his family and friends. We may not have it together—But together we have it all A Service was held on Feb. 16, 2015 in 100 Mile House B.C. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

Catherine was born on Feb. 22, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away suddenly Feb. 8, 2015 in 100 Mile House, British Columbia. Catherine was predeceased by her brother Harlen Springett and her father John Springett. Catherine is survived by her daughter Amber (Jason) McNabb, son Joe (Chelsea) Vermette, youngest daughter Jenn (Matt) Wells, her grandkids; Warren, Brooklyn, Morgan, Taylor, Parks, and Jayda, her mother Arlene Springett, her brother Jeff (PJ) Springett, her sister Ann (Rod) Granger and numerous nieces and nephews. Cathy will be remembered for her infectious smile and for her non-judgemental love for everyone she met. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 in 100 Mile House, British Columbia 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of


HARRY ANGUS 1933 - 2015

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Harry Angus Ferguson of Lac la Hache. He passed away Feb. 9, 2015 in 100 Mile House at the age of 81. God saw you getting tired, The cure was not to be. So He closed his arms around you, and whispered, “Come with me”. You suffered much in silence, Your spirit did not bend. You faced your pain with courage Until the very end. At Harry’s request there will be no service.

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Canim Lake fishing derby results in fish and chips dinner CANIM LAKE Peter Hart 250 397-2645

Dear Canimites: Tom Ned of the Canim Lake Band invited his extended family from the Bonaparte Indian Band near Cache Creek for a family fishing derby. When I dropped by, there were about 15 on the ice of Canim Lake from the two communities. Ramona Pierro had the biggest at that point, a plump ling cod. “Fish and Chips tonight,” quipped her son, Brad. I was the lucky beneficiary of some of Ramona’s smoked salmon, caught by Brad near Boston Bar and smoked by Keith Zabotel. Baker family logging Jim Baker has been working the log haul out the 6000 Road from cut blocks northeast of

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Ramona Pierro and her son, Brad Pierro, of the Bonaparte Indian Band enjoyed the recent fishing derby on Canim Lake, which was set up by Canim Lake Band member Tom Ned. Ramona was all smiles when she caught a plump ling cod.

Canim Lake. Jim is born and bred to the job. Son of Garry and Lynne Baker (nee McNeil), he is the third generation of area loggers on his dad’s side and fourth generation on his mom’s side. Lynne’s grandfather, Ben McNeil, moved to

Canim Lake in 1916 and subsequently bought property on Mahood Lake as well. His son, Benjie, Lynne’s dad, built and operated a saw mill above Mahood Lake. Garry started to work for him in 1958, a year before he and Lynne were married. Garry’s dad, William, moved his family to Buffalo Creek in 1950 when Garry was 12 years old, and worked there as a faller and later a weigh scaler. Soon after their marriage, Garry and Lynne formed their own company Baker Log Transport. Jim, their oldest son, bought the company when Garry retired. Craig Baker – Garry and Lynne’s grandson – is also working the

same haul with his own trucks. He is the fourth generation Baker and fifth generation McNeil in the business. People news Henry Venema watched a plump varied thrush fossicking (prospecting) below the feeders of his Canim lakeside home on Jan. 29. An American dipper poked about in the lapping waves. Earlier, a marten hanging upside down had pulled itself paw-over-paw along the facia board of the eaves to raid the suet hanging in front of his window. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.


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odie Mattock of 100 Mile House is exceeding expectations in her recovery from a serious brain injury she incurred last summer. Her mother, Pauline Peterson, says during Jodie's five-month stay at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, the family fought “tooth and nail” to convince doctors not to place her in long-term care. She adds another battle then ensued, which succeeded in November, when Jodie was accepted into the Connect brain injury rehabilitation program in Winfield – where she is doing exceptionally well, given the extent of her injuries. “The bottom line is ... we are looking at a better outcome.” At Connect, Jodie lives in a condo-style home with group home supports and rehabilitation therapy, Pauline explains. “Part of that therapy is learning how to live again – like doing your own laundry and learning to cook.” She says Jodie’s own fight to get back to some semblance of her former life and to her children has been hugely impacted by the community support. After her story was made public by friends and the 100 Mile House Free Press (July 16, 2014 edition), many people came forward and helped financially. Pauline says she and her husband, Doug, were able to stay near Jodie more often (albeit by camping in Kamloops until October when the park season ended). “One of the huge things where the story helped is ... enough peo-



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Integris Insurance Services staff has decided to raise funds to buy a new time clock for the 47 Mile Sports Complex (Clinton Skating Rink). After gaining approval from the Village of Clinton, we are ready to move forward and help the community obtain a new time clock for the arena because the old one has not worked for some time. We hope community businesses, organizations and individuals will want to share in the fundraising for the time clock, which will be upwards of $15,000. A time clock (if well maintained) could last the lifetime of the arena. We are just in the process of putting together a fundraising plan, but at this point, if anyone in the community would like to help share

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LAC LA HACHE COMMUNITY CHAPEL A ministry of the Cariboo Presbyterian Church WORSHIP 10am Sunday, Little Church, Timothy Lk. Rd. 7pm Sun. eves, at F. G. Legion,Forest Grove. 7pm Wed. eves, at Bonter Residence, Hwy 24 For Info call 250-396-4251 Minister: Bruce Wilcox

HORSE LAKE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Meetings at the Good News Centre 5827 Horse Lake Road Bible Teaching Meeting ...... Sun. 11:00am

“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” For info telephone 250-395-1070


9am & 11am Sunday Service 7:30pm Wednesday - Youth Church Huge Kids’ Ministry Pastor Rick Barker Church 250-791-5532 Church email: Website:




ST. JUDE’S CATHOLIC MISSION CHURCHES 5691 Horse Lake Road 250-395-4429 Fax: 250-395-4228

Rev. Vernantius Ononiwu

WEEKEND MASSES: Sat: 5pm - OAPA Hall, Lac la Hache Sun: 9:30am - St. Jude’s, 100 Mile House 1st & 3rd Sundays 11:30am - St. Augustine, Canim Lk 2nd & 4th Sundays 2pm - Holy Family, Bridge Lk WEEKDAY MASS: at St. Jude’s Mon.- Fri. 8am, and Sat. 9am

100 MILE HOUSE UNITED CHURCH 49 Dogwood Ave. 250-395-2932

AN OPEN COMMUNITY OF FAITH. Worship every Sunday at 10:30am

Come as you are, and rest in the presence of God.


Pastor Kevan Sears Sunday Morning Worship ~ 10am American Sign Language available Sundays


SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am Pastor Andy Kahle Horse Lk. Rd. (just over the bridge) Phone: 250-395-5159

Deadline is February 28, 2015


with HD Video Camera

Designer Sungoggles and Sunglasses IN STOCK 100 MILE VISION CARE CENTRE OPTOMETRY Dr. Neil VanderHorst

Monday to Saturday

250-395-4412 in the South Cariboo Business Centre

• Eye Exams • Ocular Health • Glasses • Sunglasses • Contact Lenses

BETHEL CHAPEL (Affiliated with PAOC)

Please submit your suggestions complete with reason why to:

550 Exeter Truck Route

South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce


Box 2312, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Phone: 250-395-6124 • Fax: 250-395-8974 Email: Submission forms are available at the Chamber Office,(#2-385 Birch, next to Council Chambers) and are also available at the 100 Mile Free Press. Nominations can be emailed to

Your Chamber wishes you the very best for 2015.




A Spirit-filled ministry SUNDAYS 10:45am

Pastor Dennis Smith 250-609-1027 170 Cedar Ave., 100 Mile House Moving to SC Business Centre (Green Old Provincial Building) as of March 1/15.


Corner of Hwy. 97 & Tatton Stn. Rd. Prayer Time - 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am Pastor Dean Denlinger Church Office 250-791-9253

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Your community. Your classifieds.

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Your Community Newspaper Since 1960 …Now Online! WEBSITE: EMAIL:

#3-536 PInkney Complex Horse Lake Road, Box 459 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0


FAX: 250-395-3939 Office Hours: 8:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display Ads: Monday, noon Classified Display Ads: Monday, 3pm Classified Word Ads: Monday, 3pm

ia INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals

Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

Lost & Found

250-706-7434 Temporary assistance with pet food.

Always gratefully accepting donations.

APPLY NOW: A $2,500 Penny Wise scholarship is available for a woman entering the Journalism Certificate Program at Langara College in Vancouver. Application deadline April 30, 2015. Send applications to More information online at: www.bccommunitynews. com/ our-programs/scholarship.

LOST - TOOL KIT at 100 Mile House Dump in DLC section, Mid- January, contains moving equipment and cargo straps. $50 reward. Call Superhero 250-609-0081

Business Opportunities GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website:

Trades, Technical

Business Opportunities THE DISABILITY Tax Credit. $1500 yearly tax credit. $15,000 lump sum refund (on avg). Covers: hip/knee replacements, back conditions and restrictions in walking and dressing. 1-844-453-5372.

Regional Economic/Community &eXeloRment OHƂceT

Career Opportunities

The Cariboo Regional District is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Regional Economic/Community Development Officer. This position will be situated in Williams Lake, British Columbia, a thriving community with all major amenities. The Regional District is known for its agreeable climate and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities.

GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus urgently requires a Power Engineering Instructor! Please contact Brian Carreau at 780835-6631 and/or visit our website:

Red Seal Auto Technician

Personals AA MEETINGS 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

SHOP LOCALLY Lost & Found FOUND: Item at Horse Lake Access 11. To identify and claim call 250-395-6000.

Career Opportunities

Anchor / Kal Tire Kitimat We are presently seeking a Certified Red Seal Automotive Technician.

Experience in alignments, shocks/struts, suspension and brakes is required. Full Time Position with benefits. Competitive wage and great working conditions. Apply in person with resume to 236 Enterprise Avenue or by fax: (1)250-632-4436 or by e-mail: and get started on an exciting career with Canada’s largest independent Tire Dealer.

Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities


Building Inspector II – South Cariboo Full-time Position Applications are hereby invited for the permanent, full-time position of Building Inspector II located at the Cariboo Regional District South office in 100 Mile House. Reporting directly to the Chief Building Inspector/Deputy Manager of Development Services, the primary responsibilities of the Building Inspector II will include; conducting technical field inspections of construction sites in rural areas; recognizing non-compliant construction and determining appropriate action; handling counter and telephone enquiries; reviewing construction plans for compliance with regulations and issuing permits; entering computer data and preparing written reports, forms, memos and correspondence. For a detailed list of responsibilities, please visit the Cariboo Regional District website at www. The successful candidate will possess a Level II Building Inspector BOABC Certification, demonstrate a sound knowledge of the BC Building Code, have the ability to read and interpret building plans, a good understanding of the Local Government Act and Community Charter and provide support to other CRD Departments and Government Agencies. This position involves both inside and outside work, considerable driving between site locations, walking over rough areas and exposure to building site hazards. As a condition of continued employment the incumbent must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and must submit to a criminal record check and provide a driver’s abstract. This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and BC Government Service Employees’ Union. Accordingly, a three month probation period will apply. If you are interested in this career opportunity, which offers a competitive salary and excellent comprehensive benefit package, please forward your covering letter and resume in confidence by Friday, March 13, 2015 to: Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor Cariboo Regional District 180D North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 Facsimile: 250-392-2812 Email: We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Services, the incumbent would act as the point of contact for industrial and business enquiries; work with municipal Economic Development officers on identified strategic priorities; conduct research and analysis on economic forecasts; research and respond to significant economic issues; initiate community and regional projects and programs; research and identify grant funding opportunities; and prepare grant funding submissions for priority community and regional projects and programs. A detailed job description is available at The ideal candidate will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects from conception to completion, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: t#BDIFMPSTEFHSFFJOFDPOPNJDEFWFMPQNFOUSFMBUFEEJTDJQMJOFT t.JOJNVNZFBSTFYQFSJFODFJOBSFHJPOBMFDPOPNJDEFWFMPQNFOUĕFMEPSSFMBUFE knowledge and experience This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and the BCGEU. Accordingly, a three month probation period will apply. Applications from interested individuals will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 pm, 'SJEBZ .BSDI BOETIPVMECFJOUIFGPSNPGBSFTVNFXJUIBOBDDPNQBOZJOHMFUUFS detailing your experience and qualifications relative to the position. The Cariboo Regional District thanks all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Bernice Crowe Human Resources Advisor Suite D - 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4 Phone: (250)392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Fax: (250)392-2812; Email:

Shop/Equipment Manager There is an immediate need in Williams Lake BC for a full time heavy duty Shop and Equipment Manager. The candidate will possess strong leadership abilities to oversee approximately 4+ heavy duty mechanics in the field and on the shop floor as well as sub-contracted mechanics. In addition to managing the logistics and maintenance of a fleet of over 80 pieces of equipment spread throughout Western Canada this person must have a reasonable understanding of heavy equipment repair procedures including evaluation, pre-job costing and budget tracking. The ability to manage people and strictly enforce policy and procedures while meeting repair deadlines with approved budgets is essential. The position requires proficient computer skills that will allow for the full understanding of software programs to enable accurate creation and timely reporting of schedules, budgets and equipment repair records. The candidate will also be directly involved with vendor relations, parts procurement and costing, parts tracking including inventory control and returns and account credits. They will also have financial responsibility for their department. The successful candidate will be a team leader reporting directly to the CEO and have excellent organizational and communication skills as well as business acumen. An adherence to critical policies, schedules and time frames within a dynamic environment is a must. Compensation: $100,000 - $125,000/year. Salary will depend on previous experience and training. Compensation is made up of a yearly salary and bonus plans. This package includes health and dental benefits. Vehicle, laptop and cell phone will also be provided. Shift: Days, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday). Should be available to work additional hours as necessary. Occasional travel to Head Office in Vancouver and job sites throughout B.C. and Alberta will be a requirement.

Resumes for this position will only be accepted via email to Only prospective candidates will be contacted.


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

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Therapy Groups

Feed & Hay

Misc. for Sale

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

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

STEEL BUILDINGS. “Really big sale!” All steel building models and sizes. Plus extra savings. Buy now and we will store until spring. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or visit online:

SUTCO IS seeking U.S. qualified Class 1 Drivers, steady year round Super B Flat Deck work. We offer group health benefits, matched contribution pension, e logs, and auto deposit pay. Apply on line at: resume and abstract to (250)357-2009/call 1-888-357-2612 ext. 230

Help Wanted Community Health Nurse sought in Port Hardy, BC. Request job description or apply to by Feb 22. Competitive salary offered. Tel. 250-949-6625 John Walker Consulting is a forestry consulting company in Williams Lake, BC and has an immediate opening for a full time compass person. Duties include, but are not limited to: block and road layout, GPS traversing, beetle probing, and cruising. Camp work will be required. Previous experience or training in forestry is an asset. Wages will be based on experience. Please fax resume with work related references to (250)392-3636 or email Closing date is Feb. 27, 2015. P/T help needed at large B&B, housekeeping, gardening etc. Must live in Green Lake area. 250-644-4242. SMALL ENG/SAW/OUTBOARD MECHANIC WANTED. Exp required. Wage/benefits negotiable. ShopRite Marine/Logging, Port McNeill, BC Send resume to:

Medical/Dental 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: or 1-888528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Help Wanted

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Maintenance Services

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

Ph: 250-706-8565

SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126 TOP quality horse hay. 6570lb square bales. 250-3952903.


Pet Services

Misc. Wanted

Garage Sales GARAGE SALE

Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

250-395-3330 Private or Group

Auctions KWIKAUCTIONS.COM online-only weekly New/Used Restaurant & Commercial Food Equipment Auctions. Every auction ends Thursday night beginning @ 6pm (PST) View our website for catalog & inventory pictures Preview our auction floor in person 9am- 4pm, Mon-Fri - 7305 Meadow Ave, Burnaby (604-299-2517)

It Starts with You!

Misc. for Sale

50-60lb. bales of horse hay. $5 per bale. 250-791-6712.

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

Looking for work? Thinking of changing careers?


(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:

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

• Caregiver • Delivery Driver/Cook • Server • Sales Associate • Class 1 Driver • Lowbed Driver • Tire Technician • Automotive Technicians • Service and Parts Advisor COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:

Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0



(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 706-9728 (cell) (250) 395-6201 (fax)






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


We also offer Vacuum Sales, Parts and Repairs!

Feed & Hay

Pets & Livestock


Now Featuring Watkins Products

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. 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:

Please call first


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

Quilting materials and much more. Different materials, assorted wools, knitted sweaters and a few sewing books. Feb. 21 from 9-2 at #20, 204-8th St, (Senior Gardens).

Cariboo Pet Crematorium

Professional Services


Prime Time Cattle & Cutting Edge Cattle Co. Bull Sale

PRIME March 7,TIME 2015 @CATTLE 1:00pm BULL SALE

BC LIVESTOCK - Williams Lakepm BC MARCH 7/15 - 1:00

- 32 Angus Two Year Olds - 21 Angus Yearlings - 2 Maintainer Yearlings For more information contact

Prime Time Cattle - Jason Kelly


Cutting Edge Cattle Co. - Wayne Pincott 250.395.6367 Catalog online at


486-A Birch Ave. S. 100 Mile House, BC

Located on Industrial Flats Rd. corner of HWY. 97 & 24

• Safe & Secure • Fully Fenced • Sizes from 5x5 to 12x30 • Outside Storage • 7 days/week keypad gate access • Monitored and Alarmed PH: 250-395-2512

CHILCOTIN FLOORING INSTALLATIONS • Lino • Carpet • Hardwood • Ceramic Tile

Supply and Install or Install Only

Mark 250-267-2886 150 Mile House

Call me for print, online and flyer advertising! Phone: 250-395-2219

Fax: 250-395-3939

Martina Dopf Consultation in English/German

#2 - 536 Horse Lake Rd. Pinkney Complex, 100 Mile House

Are you puppy training, moving, starting a fire, etc? PAPER BUNDLES are the perfect thing! Available at our office.

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Business for Sale

Homes for Rent

Want to Rent

DVD RENTAL business. Selling due to illness. Fully stocked $5500 obo. 250-542-0743 www.tigressevideoretals.mydvd

3 BDRM, 2 bath w/jetted tub. Upper suite at house 3 miles from 100 Mile. $750/mon plus utilities. 250-395-4602. 3 BDRM log home w/shop. $1000/mo Avail Mar 15. 250397-2036 or 250-706-7646. 3 BDRM mobile on Scott Rd., 100 Mile. NG heat & woodstove, 4 appl. $650/mon plus DD & utilities. 250-397-2083. 3 BEDROOM townhouse with full basement #1 491 - C, Evergreen Cres., fridge & stove. Ref & DD required. No dogs. Avail. now. Ph: 250-395-2744 or 250-706-2199. 5 BDRM lrg. home at 108 Ranch. $800/mon.& util. DD and ref. req. Ph 250-395-2188 AVAILABLE NOW: 3 bdrm house, fenced yard, in 100 Mile. $850/mon plus $150 for utilities. Call Judy at 250-3955392. MAIN floor of 3 bedroom house in 108 Mile Ranch, 2 bathrooms, private laundry room, 2 car garage, large yard, 1400 sq feet, 5 years old, $850 plus utilities, DD, pets OK, 4 appliances, 2 decks, 778-347-0851. Available now.

PROFESSIONAL WORKER looking for 3 bdrm, 3 baths in the 108, close to community bus for May 1st 250-791-0022

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

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

250-395-0809 or L250395221 : 250-395-0168

HORSE LAKE, Large 1 bdrm, or unfurnished. 15 100 Mile. Nice yard. 250-395-4195

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Commercial/ .: Industrial Sales Rep 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Donex. Class.: Across orfrom 604-530250-396-7334 4224. e: space available t Dftatretail Starsq 750 in the 108 Mall. Phone 250396-7334. #:


ROOM FOR Rent - $300/mo. All inclusive - Quiet, clean, friendly atmosphere, great location in 100 Mile. Call 250644-5577.


2 & 1 BDRM units newly renovated, in m 100 Mile. nt: Call 250Paid A foroudetails. 397-2041 LARGE BRIGHT 1 bdrm $525 plus util. ice: N/P. 100 Mile. l PrN/S. Tota Avail. now. Ph. 250-397-0128. QUIET updated 1 bdrm $480. also avail 2 bdrm. $525. Laundry included. Gateway area. 250-395-2080.

Homes for Rent


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Senior Assisted Living Requested By:


Learn how to teach your child car safety. Call 1-877-247-5551 or visit

“The Only Ministry of Environment Approved Scrap Car Recycler.”

100 Mile New & Used Auto Parts Ltd.

LARGE EQUIPMENT FLEET to handle most jobs

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



Toll Free: 1-877-395-1133

982 Alpine, 100 Mile House *Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

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Drive to Save Lives 9 (250) 395-221


General Contractor

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LAND ACT Fax: -2219 Crown Land (250) 395For Notice of Application Phone:

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Suites, Lower

100 MILE: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement townhouse. $600/mo plus DD. No dogs. Ref. req’d. 250-644-5577. 108 MILE: 1400 sq.ft., 4 bdrm (2 up, 2 down), 2 bath, NG FP, detached 1 car garage, large. fenced lot, view property overlooking 108 beach. $990/mon & utilities. Avail. Mar. 1st. 250706-1866. 2 BDRM, 4 appliances, N/G & wood heat. Lrg. storage addition. 12 km from 100 Mile, on Canim Lake Rd. $650/mo plus Damage Dep. 250-397-2083.

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. BRIGHT 1 bdrm garden suite, in 100 Mile near park, newly renovated, $700 per month. Includes WiFi, utilities, cable, laundry, NS, NP, Refs reqd, 250-395-3826. Avail. Now.



Moving Or Starting A New Business? COMMERCIAL, RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-10,000 sq. ft. • Quality Buildings • Good Locations Multiple Zoning • Lots of Parking


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Custom Homes • Remodeling Red Seal Carpenters on Staff

• Ralf Baechmann • Ph: 250-706-4706

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

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Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

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

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• Units from 25sq.ft. to 360sq.ft. • 10ft ceilings • Outside Storage • 24/7/365 Electronic Gate Access • Fully Fenced • Safe/Secure Exeter Station Rd. 250-395-2443 • 680 Sollows Cres. (off Exeter Rd.), 100 Mile House


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

LAC LA HACHE q Lac La Hache OAPO 176 is hosting a Crib tournament in Lac La Hache at 4822 Clark St. (behind the Food Mart) on Feb. 21, starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be a spaghetti lunch at noon. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is having its AGM at the Watch Lake Community Hall on Feb. 22, starting at 1 p.m. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House SPCA is hosting its annual Cupcake Sale in front of Pharmasave at the Cariboo Mall on Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. until the cupcakes are sold out. Proceeds go to the local SPCA to help animals in need in

the community. 100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting its workshops on downloading eBooks in the Program Room on Feb. 27 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 March 10, 6:30-8 p.m., at BJ’s Donuts & Eatery to provide support, compassion and a listening ear. For information, call Andrea Martin at 250-395- 4417 or Ivy Henderson at 250-3952867. 100 MILE q The next meeting of the Parkinson’s support group will be held in the Multipurpose Room at the Public Health Centre (back of the 100

Mile District General Hospital) at 555 Cedar Ave. on March 17, starting 2 p.m. Information: Philip at 250-395-3925. 100 MILE The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a preschool program for children three to five years old on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and on Thursdays 1:30-2:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250-3952332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is partnering with the Legal Services Society to provide free 30-minute information

appointments at the South Cariboo Business Centre (475 Birch Ave.) on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. LLS community partner Ken Tassell is an advocate (not a lawyer) who can help people access legal aid services. To book an appointment, call the Women’s Centre at 250-395-4093. 100 MILE q 100 Mile Legion has fundraising meat draws from 3 to 5 p.m. every Saturday. There are two chessboards and pool tables available for use free of charge. Members and bona fide guests are welcome. Red Fridays are every second Friday. Iinformation, call 250-395-2511.

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February 19, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, February 19, 2015  

February 19, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press