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Family dog mortally attacked at 108 Mile

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A family at 108 Mile Ranch is mourning the loss of their dog after they say it was attacked by two roaming canines mid-afternoon on Feb. 25. Jaimee Peters says she heard the commotion near the patio where their large family dog stays when he is outside. When she ran outside she was horrified to see two dogs attacking her rottweiler-lab cross, which was desperately trying to escape their grip into the house, she adds. Peters explains an attempt of chasing them off with a broom did not work, but hollering seemed to cause one of the animals to break away while the other one continued to bite her dog. She did not recognize the dogs, but says she thinks they were possibly pitbulls – one a brownish colour and the other a greyishblack. Peters says after a passer-by came to her assistance, both of the strange dogs left and she called her husband to take their pet to a veterinarian who was unable to save it and so it was euthanized. Now, Peters is concerned for her threeyear-old child and other Continued on A7

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100 Mile House Wranglers captain Devan Suidy laid a body check on Tommy Brown of the Chase Heat during a big, seriesclinching 7-2 win in Game 6 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Feb. 27. The Wranglers are now battling the Kamloops Storm in Round 2 of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs. Game 3 goes tonight (March 5) in 100 Mile House at 7 p.m. For the latest Wranglers news, turn to page A17 and visit

New elementary school pursued

School District #27 (SD27) trustees voted unanimously to pursue approval for a new elementary school in 100 Mile House at a closed board meeting on Feb. 24. Trustees agreed to officially solidify their intention to replace 100 Mile House Elementary School and request consent from the Ministry of Education to construct a new school on the old Junior Secondary site. Noting the replacement of this school has been on the five-year capital plan since

2001, SD27 board chair Tanya Guenther says it is time to get on with the project. “It has been a long process ... and so we are excited to be at this point [where] we’ve received the updated Project Definition Report, which is required to submit it to the ministry, and so now we are ready to move forward. “There were a couple of different options that were presented, and it wasn’t a substantial cost difference between the two sites or between new-build and reno-

vation potentials. The option the board went with was the recommendation to do a rebuild.” The third-party report goes along with any capital project sent to the ministry, and this one recommends the Junior Secondary site, she explains. That is partly due to the ease of building on a property where a school is not in operation, but also because the current elementary school is located in more of a commercial, retail area while the Junior Secondary location is a

bit more residential, she adds. Guenther says the board will write Education Minister Peter Fassbender to request a review of SD27 funding and the application for this capital project, and also extend an invitation for him to visit the CaribooChilcotin schools. Another consideration trustees will look at down the road is a “neighbourhood of learning” concept with community use partnerships, such as with the Cariboo Regional District and Thompson Rivers Continued on A4



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FAST bytes YES PROGRAM The Youth Employment Strategy (YES) program application deadline has been extended to March 13. Accordingly, the start date for the spring intake in 100 Mile House has been pushed to March 16. YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. Application forms are at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, or the YES office located above the Youth Zone.

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Marilyn Gallagher was among the close to 200 people rallying in support of resident hunters outside Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s office in 100 Mile House on Feb. 29. Resident hunters are upset because they believe amendments to the province’s Wildlife Allocation Policy favour guideoutfitters and non-resident hunters.

Loud call by South Cariboo hunters for better shot at big game

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Local hunters had the provincial government’s Wildlife Allocation Policy (WAP) in their crosshairs at a rally outside Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s office in 100 Mile House on Feb. 28. Close to 200 people, many dressed warmly in plaid and camouflage, packed part of the Pinkney Complex parking lot while enduring a biting wind and calling for more hunting opportunities for residents of British Columbia. Speakers questioned the motives of B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark, claiming the provincial government wants to privatize big game hunting by giving an uneven share of hunting opportunities to the guide-outfitting industry. Resident hunters argue the amendments to the WAP made in December 2014 gave foreign hunters and guide-outfitters too large a portion of big game hunting permits. The figures announced by the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) back in December ranged in splits from 80-20 and 60-40 per cent. While still in favour of resident hunters, the resident hunters’ split was much less than what was expected by groups like the B.C. Wildlife Federation, which represents thou-

sands of hunters and anglers in the province. Following a significant backlash, Clark’s government revised in some regions some hunting allocation splits in February. None of those revisions affected the splits in the Cariboo region. While it’s a complicated issue, it is clear the policy is mostly leaving both sides – guide-outfitters and resident hunters – unhappy with the current deal. Local resident Floyd Lee, one of the event’s organizers, says he thought the rally was successful in getting their point across. “Our message is that we want a fair allocation policy. We want to have an allocation policy that’s on par with the other jurisdictions in North America, which is between five and 10 per cent of the wildlife allocation [set aside for guide-outfitters and foreign hunters]. “And we want to see the possibility of having the foreign people also on limited entry hunting [LEH], where they have to apply for draws. [We want] an equal playing field.” Lee says the goal is to obtain 90 per cent of the allocation quota for resident hunters. The rally saw a number of speakers in favour of that, including the MLA for Surrey-Newton, Harry Bains, the NDP’s (FLNRO) spokesperson. “All the people of British

Columbia are saying is that B.C.’s natural resources should be used for the benefits, first and foremost, of British Columbians.” Jim Glaicar, representing the Spruce City Wildlife Association in Prince George, also spoke passionately in favour of resident hunters. He spoke about his children shooting their first animals, adding that with the current allocation policy, hunters are potentially looking at a 10- to 12-year wait on LEH draws. “That means my 12-year-old daughter will probably not be able to hunt moose with me in my back yard.” He adds resident hunters need to continue to fight for what they want in a respectable way. “We will win this fight in the end. We have no choice. This is our way of life.” Near the end of the hour-long rally, which started at 11 a.m., a guide-outfitter from Clinton asked to address the majority of pro-resident hunter crowd. Bruce Ambler’s request was turned down by one of the rally’s organizers. Speaking with reporters after the fact, Ambler says much of the information being presented about outfitters getting a generous stake is “totally false.” He says the truth is that outfitters have taken a significant loss since previous allocation changes were

made eight years ago. Outfitters lost 30 per cent of their quotas in 2007, and they’re only getting back 3.5 per cent of that with the most recent changes, says Ambler, one of the close to 240 licensed guideoutfitters in the province. “There hasn’t been a big increase to the guide industry, as we’re hearing today, and what most of the residents believe. It’s just false information. “I figured they would have allowed me to speak. I think the majority of the public here would have wanted to hear what I wanted to say.” Non-resident hunters wishing to hunt big game in the province must be accompanied by a registered guide-outfitter or accompanied by a resident who holds a special permit. Conservation requirements and First Nations harvest opportunities take precedence over allocations for resident and non-resident hunters. Barnett, a member of Clark’s B.C. Liberal government, briefly addressed the crowd. She talked about hearing loud and clear what the hunters had to say, adding she would take their message to Victoria. Barnett also spoke about conservation, noting the declining number of big game animals in the wild has a lot to do with the allocation uproar. “We need to get our wildlife populations up. We have to work together and look at the bigger picture.”

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DRY GRAD DONATIONS Consumers in 100 Mile House and elsewhere in the province can help support Dry Grad 2015 by donating at participating BC Liquor Stores. All donations collected by BC Liquor Store customers and employees until March 31 will help fund alcohol-free events and activities for local graduating students. These contributions add to funds raised by parents, students and teachers for Dry Grad celebrations.


Questions, praise for new firefighter plan Darrell Blades: Firefighter training standards clearer under new Playbook

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The new firefighting guidelines introduced in British Columbia have been lauded by the chief of 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue, while the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has sought some clarification on what the new rules entail for smaller, rural fire departments not under its jurisdiction. The Structure

Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook, referred to as the “Playbook,” establishes as of October 2014 a minimum standard of training required for fire services personnel in the province. The Playbook describes three operation levels for firefighters: exterior, interior and full-service. While the introduction of the Playbook has no significant impact on the operations of 100 Mile House FireRescue, chief Darrell Blades says its implementation is a good thing for the province. “It gives the local governments options to the level of service they’re going to provide. “How the departments adjust their programs, or improve or change the programs, will be a lot of work, but this makes the training standard a lot more clearer than it was in

past legislation.” provincial fire comThe local fire depart- missioner Gordon ment has members Anderson, who introtrained up to the interior duced the Playbook, operations level. is regarding a It is expected jurisdictional to become a issue. full-service The CRD operations does not have department in operational the not so disoversight over tant future. a number of Darrell An interior small, rural fire BLADES designation departments in means firefightthe region, such ers have the training to as the Hawkins Lake enter simple structures, Volunteer Firefighters such as single family Association, Greeny dwellings, to fight fires. Lake Volunteer Fire Full-service depart- Department, Chimney ments have members Felker Lake Volunteer trained to enter more Fire Department and complex structures, the Watch Lake-North such as commercial Green Lake Volunteer buildings and apart- Fire Department. ment complexes. So the CRD can’t Exterior departments be responsible for are typically smaller overseeing those rural departments with departments’ training limited resources and standards, says CRD personnel unable to chair Al Richmond. enter burning struc- “I think the CRD as a tures. whole will be telling One clarification the him to change that part CRD is seeking from of the Playbook – to be more clear.” The regional district, which does oversee

Trustees petition ministry to replace aging facility From A1

University, she explains. “Of course, the first step is getting the approval from the government.” However, when the trustees took the previous capital plan to the ministry last year, Guenther says it did not see a positive response. “We were told not to submit requests for capital projects, as there was no funding. [But] at this point, we feel strongly this has been a priority for a very [long] time and we need to continue to press forward and try to secure funding.” The school board chair adds CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett has been supportive throughout the process so far in pleading its case to the ministry. Barnett says she will continue to lobby for the project. “I will totally be working and supporting their

request to get funding for a new school. “That school needs to be replaced, and it has

been necessary for ... a long, long time. I certainly hope it comes to fruition.”

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just over a dozen fire departments in its area, is also in the process of gathering training records from those local departments and meeting with local fire chiefs. Richmond says its too early to say if any changes will be coming to the level of service fire departments in the area will be providing. “We want to get [those departments’] take on the Playbook as well. They’ve had an overview of it. “Now it’s time for us to get directly involved with them as local elected officials to get their take on how they see us implementing [the changes].” Richmond adds there’s no debate about firefighter training. “We’re all supportive of anything that makes firefighting safer.”


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CRD looking for input on possible water referendum Quality of water on the minds of 108 Mile Ranch residents

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There was a lot of information for the 130 or so people who attended the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) 108 Mile Water System information meeting at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Feb. 19. People filled the hall because they wanted to hear the “science” of the ongoing problems with their water system, what could be done about the issues and how much it was going to cost to fix them. Water quantity (Read the front page story in the Feb. 26 edition of the Free Press) and water quality are the two main issues 108 Mile Ranch residents and property owners are facing. During a PowerPoint presentation – with the details of a report by Kala Geosciences Ltd. – folks heard they have done a good job with the water conservation program, achieving about 27 per cent reduction

of water use through tity problem, it would sprinkling restrictions, increase the manganese low flush toilets and level in the water sysother water savers. tems because there is According to the more manganese in the report, water meters north aquifer than there typically result in a is in the existing wells. 30 per cent C u r r e n t l y, decrease in the mangawater usage, and nese is already it was estimatplugging the ed that water service lines meters in the – one-quarter 108 could cost inch lines from $630,000-$2.7 the water main Al million due to to houses – and the larger lot Richmond the blockage sizes. eventually CRD Area L Director decreases water presAl Richmond noted sure in those homes. that with the current Richmond noted it conservation measures, is labour-intensive to water metres may not blow the service lines be needed. There was out, which the CRD an audible sigh of relief does, and clean the from many of those water tower on a regupresent. lar basis. It is only a Band-Aid Manganese problem treatment, Richmond Manganese levels are said, so staff advised high in the 108 water removing the mangasystem and it is a water nese from the water quality issue. system. If a new large well The report also indiwas drilled in the north cated future federal and aquifer to pump enough provincial water stanwater into the system to dards may require lower solve the water quan- levels of manganese.

If it was removed, water softeners wouldn’t be needed to deal with the manganese, but the water would still be hard. Manganese removal Construction of a treatment plant and system to remove the manganese would cost $2.4-$3 million, with an annual operating cost of $30,000-$40,000, according to the report. It stated several treatment technologies have been reviewed, and most plausible for the 108 Mile Ranch is Mangazur Biological Filtration. Pilot testing on the north aquifer water would be needed to verify the final design and upper financial limits. CRD environmental service manager Mitch Minchau explained the manganese would be captured on a large screen at the treatment plant, and then it would be washed off into a selfcontained bunker. From there, it would be trans-

Grants approved for local groups Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and District of 100 Mile House elected officials recently approved Joint Grants for Assistance, including several for areas H and L. CRD Area H Director Margo Wagner says $18,200 is going to non-profit organizations in her area, $8,000 from her grant budget alone and the rest shared by other South Cariboo directors. This includes $1,002 funded by area taxpayers, at a cost of $18.16 per residential property. There were two applicants specific to Area H this year – the Hawkins Lake Volunteer Firefighters Association (HLVFA) and the Forest Grove Lions Club – both to receive $3,000. The Lions Club had requested $10,000 to make improvements to Ruth Lake Park (which it maintains), but was granted less than one-third of that, Wagner explains. CRD Area L Director Brian Coakley says $26,375 is being granted for his area, with $8,000 approved solely from his budget and the balance also contributed to by other local directors. Residential taxpayers will fund

$3,141 at a cost of $8.38 per household. All Area L applicants applied for more money than they received, he notes. The largest grant for his electorate is $2,000 for the Fishing Highway 24 Tourist Association. Coakley explains this will help support ice cave trail improve-

ported to the landfill. Chlorination Chlorination is required by the Interior Health Authority (IHA), but Richmond noted more manganese sludge would be created if the water is chlorinated, which would, in turn, increase the water pressure problems in the community. When asked if chlo-

International Women’s Day celebrated in 100 Mile

The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society is planning a public event to celebrate International Women’s Day at the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. At 2 p.m., folks can join the Women’s Centre and local agencies to make a public pledge to offer their support in ending violence against women and girls. The Women’s Centre will be showcasing photographs of the “Women of the Cariboo” to help celebrate local women and their contributions to the community. If anyone knows a woman they would like to celebrate, they can mail or e-mail a photograph of her to Box #1930, #102-475 Birch Ave.; 100 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2E0, or send a digital copy to A purple ribbon campaign in recognition of International Women’s Day, which is meant to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality, is underway as a lead-up to the March 8 event. Community members can purchase, by donation, purple ribbons at participating stores to show their support in ending violence in all relationships.

technically under IHA’s guidelines, the 108 water doesn’t have to be chlorinated. “However, what they prefer to see in any distribution system is residual chlorine they can measure because it makes them feel safer.” Read about some residents’ concerns and the answers they were given in the March 12 edition of the Free Press.

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rination was an option, the CRD board chair explained IHA wants to see residual chlorine in the line because “then you know if there was a bacterial infection, it would be treated and then you can tell if it dissipates how much bacteria you have in the line.” Richmond said the water system doesn’t have e-coli in it, so

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Mental health services scrutinized

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A Mental Health Services Gaps Analysis recently conducted for the South and Central Cariboo has identified some significant shortfalls. Researcher Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye conducted the study with BC Healthy Communities grant obtained by the Cariboo Regional District (CRD). She presented her report to residents and stakeholders in 100 Mile House, Feb. 19. Priority gaps were identified as ongoing wait lists for specialized care, cultural competency of service providers, and local geography (isolation and a lack of specialized care). The survey questions were developed by a committee of stakeholders that met previously in Lac la Hache. They looked at issues deemed to be important when looking at mental health services

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A good turnout was seen at the presentation of the results of the Mental Health Services Gaps Analysis conducted by researcher Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye, right. The group heard about some significant shortfalls during the meeting at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 19.

currently available in the area, how they are intended to work, how they actually work, and the roadblocks. Others questions asked about the experiences of those who have sought help, where there were gaps, and how to work together to increase the enrolment of vulnerable people in Healthy Living initia-

tives. Questions were posed to area stakeholders regarding where they see gaps, which 52 respondents completed. Some 54 per cent said they had too many clients for the available services capacity. A separate survey to gauge gaps in mental health services delivery was made available to

Demo Forest Trail improvements planned

The District of 100 Mile House is submitting two funding applications totalling $34,057 to Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for the Demo Forest Improvement Project. The District has a comprehensive plan to restore and enhance the Demonstration Forest Trail network


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loved ones received for mental health services was poor to fair. Va n c e - L u n d s b y e noted long wait times

better continuity of care suggest this interagency collaboration also offers services to clients on wait lists for specialized care. She said most of the areas listed as strengths were initiatives that promote healthy living. “So if that is what it is working, and only 13 per cent of our providers feel they are often being utilized ... it’s just something to look at.” Another 64 per cent of public respondents reported they or their loved ones needed mental health supports or services they could not access. Va n c e - L u n d s b y e noted she also found evidence that cultural competency needs to be addressed in this region, particular where language barriers exist.

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A century of Save-On-Foods

Overwaitea Group’s 100 Mile House store celebrates

Save-On-Foods in 100 Mile House will join other Overwaitea Group stores across the province to celebrate 100 years of operations on March 8. Local manager Craig Lee encourages everyone in the community to turn out and enjoy the 100th birthday event, which includes free cake and ice cream and a hotdog sale from noon to 4 p.m. “I’d like to invite all our customers to come out and celebrate with us.” There will be anniversa-

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Save-On-Foods management and staff donned 100 Year Anniversary T-shirts and gathered under the antique-andretro display with a huge neon Overwaitea teapot on Feb. 27.

ry souvenir books and toy trucks available, as well as several sale items at “blastfrom-the-past” prices. Lee says he and his staff really want to take this opportunity to thank all their customers for their support, both recent and past. “We’ve been in town here since 1964, and we have made it this far with the great support that we’ve had from the community.” The local store always tries to take an active role in the community because it knows this is important, Lee adds. “We are proud to support BC Children’s Hospital [BCCH] and all the many different organizations in our town.” He says the hotdog sale proceeds will go to the BCCH. The Overwaitea/SaveOn-Foods chain of grocery

Aggressive dog duo witnessed assailing pet in backyard

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children in the neighbourhood, including students at Mile 108 Elementary School, which is just two lots over from her home. The passer-by had called the RCMP and was reportedly told officers were unable to attend due to some more urgent calls, she explains. SPCA animal control officer Carla Edge says that’s when she was asked by police to investigate, and attended the home to gather evidence and speak with Peters. Edge arrived when the dog was at the veterinarian’s office, but notes there was “a lot of blood in the yard.” “This is a very sad case, I really feel for the owners on this one.”

Edge says the problem is a lack of bylaws in many rural areas prohibiting pets from roaming free – particularly with dogs, which “tend to form aggressive packs.” “The only thing that is in place is the Community Charter, and that’s what the RCMP have to use. That’s our biggest problem throughout the Cariboo region – many communities do not have bylaws to deal with dog situations.” Dog owners need to take responsibility in knowing at all times where their pets are and what they might be doing, she explains. Without having witnessed the incident or seeing the other dogs, Edge says she can’t confirm if the Peters’ dog retaliated or not, but it “certainly got the brunt of it” in

regard to injuries. “I don’t look at it negligently. If [the Peters] had their dog loose or other dogs were out running around; it is sadly part of us living out here.” Edge notes she is a special provincial constable for cruelty investigations, and was only assisting police in this case. “We don’t deal with dangerous dogs ... they all go through the RCMP.” 100 Mile House RCMP Const. Jason Flett says there is “little police action that can be taken” at this time, since the identity of the dogs and their owner(s) has not yet been determined. Anyone who sees roaming dogs fitting this description is asked to call 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.

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stores goes back a long way in British Columbia’s history, Lee notes. “In 1915, R.C. [Robert Campbell] Kidd opened our first store in New Westminster.” Kidd developed some innovative merchandising techniques to attract customers, including selling 18 ounces of tea for the price of a pound. Before long, the store became known as the “overweight tea” store, so when Kidd opened his second one, he decided to call it “Overwaitea.” Over the past century, Overwaitea and Save-On-Foods were always innovating, Lee adds. He says the chain was the first grocer in Western Canada to market products with odd-penny pricing (1915), such as two boxes of Cornflakes for 13 cents. Shopping in those days


was very much on the honour system, Lee says. “We brought out Your Market Foods, where [they gave customers] a grease pencil and you marked the shelf price on your own stuff. “In the mid- to late-1980s, we almost had a mini-hardware store. You could go in there and get parts for your bicycle.” The chain was also the first to have in-store meats, delis, bulk foods and pharmacies. The stores gained initial success under the Overwaitea brand, primarily in B.C.’s smaller towns. Many of them have since been converted to Save-OnFoods, including in 100 Mile House, where the store provides about 75-100 direct jobs. Today, there are 52 SaveOn-Foods locations across B.C. and Alberta.


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n 2012, French President Francois Hollande was elected on platform that included a prominent proposal to increase a range of taxes, including an eyebrowraising increase on highincome earners to 75 per cent. Facing a huge public debt of some €84 billion, Hollande’s view was taxing the rich more would help close the gap. The policy flopped. The tax hikes had been projected to bring in €30 billion, but ended up raising only half that amount. From the 75 per cent income tax specifically, only an estimated €260 million was raised in 2013, dropping to just €160 million in 2014. Many well-off French citizens moved away, and many more found creative ways to dodge the tax man. The hike was rescinded on Jan. 1, 2015.

This lesson should about the fact it is also be instructive for any reflected in the beneficiaries Canadian politician with shouldering an increasingly plans to pick the pockets of disproportionate share of the well-off as an easy and the tax burden. politically popular way to It is one thing to argue fill government that a person coffers and earning ten times pay for new the average salary (or bigger) should pay more government than ten times initiatives. the taxes, but The reality should someone is “the rich” in earning 10 times Canada already the average really pay a lot of pay 20 times the money in taxes taxes? Aaron and trying to take Policies that aim Wudrick more isn’t just to squeeze more wrong – it’s also money out of “the futile. rich” are often According to the 2013 doomed to result in a raft of federal budget, the top 20 unintended consequences. per cent of income earners Rich people have far in Canada paid 75 per more resources at their cent of all income taxes disposal to hire tax and law collected – and the top 1 specialists to help structure per cent paid 20 per cent of their earnings in such a way all income taxes collected! as to minimize their tax We hear a great deal about burden. the growth of inequality Punitively higher taxes in Canada, but very little reduce the incentive for


ire departments throughout the South Cariboo are recruiting firefighters and they’re looking for people who care about their families, neighbours and communities. Our community fire departments’ firefighter numbers are falling because folks get too old to handle the workload or they move away from the community. In fact, there have been a few fire departments that came very close to shutting down because they didn’t have the numbers to keep the fire halls open. When a fire department closes its doors, they seldom open again, and without firefighters, there is no trained fire response – especially troubling for small, rural communities that dot the South Cariboo. For the folks who own homes or cottages in or around these small communities, fire insurance premiums go through the roof if there isn’t a fire department nearby. Recently, one area fire department had to suspend its First Responder program because it no longer had enough qualified (medical aid) first responders for 24/7 coverage. Every fire department in the South Cariboo needs younger people to sign up because a lot of the volunteer firefighters are starting to get a little long in the tooth, and some are ready to pass the torch on to the next generation. Being a firefighting is challenging because there is a lot to learn; however, every fire department has a trainer to teach folks how to fight fires safely and efficiently. This is a great time to join because fire departments are upgrading and training to a minimum standard of training required for fire services personnel throughout the province. And every firefighter is willing to pass on a few tips and a lot of encouragement for newcomers. This is part of the reward of becoming a firefighter – the camaraderie amongst firefighters, but there is also a good feeling of quietly serving community. Folks who don’t feel they’re physically able to serve as firefighters can help their fire departments in other ways. Fundraising is the key to the success and growth of every fire department, so there’s plenty of room for more volunteers. If folks are too busy with work or other chores to join the fire department as a firefighter or volunteer, they can work on their own property to help keep the community safer. They can clear a 10-metre perimeter around their homes and cottages by getting rid of the combustible vegetation – trees and bushes. This will decrease the risk of interface fires spreading from home to home in their communities. To learn more about becoming a firefighter, volunteering with the fire department auxiliary or protecting your homes from interface fires, contact your local community fire department.

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people to work harder if the government is going to take 75 per cent of what you make? As for business taxes, in an increasingly globalized world, putting them up too high can trigger some companies to cease doing business in Canada, or move away altogether – and take would-be tax revenues with them. Regardless, as France has discovered to its chagrin, the damage done from developing a reputation as a high-tax jurisdiction that is hostile to business is likely to far outweigh any extra revenues raised. Advocates of “soak the rich” policies live in a theoretical world where incentives have no impact on future behaviour. The reality is far more sobering. Aaron Wudrick is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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The incredible people and places in Canada’s North To the editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper likes to portray Canada’s North as a big empty place that we need to protect, but this place is filled with people who lived here for a millennia – and whose voices are not being heard in Ottawa. To connect with Northerners, this winter I travelled to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut with my eldest son, Xavier, like my father did with me 30 years ago. I wanted to experience the very real

challenges Northerners face on a day-to-day basis and see for myself the tremendous opportunities for sustainable economic growth. Achieving that potential depends on federal willingness to work collaboratively with the North. The North needs a partner in Ottawa to invest in their people, infrastructure and research in order to ensure this growth is realized. Indigenous peoples and all Northerners support responsible

development, but also know that it needs to be done right – and that’s where most Canadians are too. Unlike the past, we all now recognize that major developments need social licence and environmental responsibility. Consultation and partnership, particularly with Indigenous people, must be at the centre of any plans. In the North, the cost of many basic goods is staggering. I had honest conversations with folks at the Qayuqtuvik Society soup

Senior questions inoculation service in community To the editor: You hear on the news all the time about epidemics – measles, whooping cough, flu, pneumonia and shingles, etc. I get the flu shot annually and have had pneumonia and the shingles shots. The flu shot was free and the pneumonia and shingles shots cost me for the medication. On the news, they say the young and the old are most vulnerable. I am 72, so I asked my doctor for a prescription for measles and whooping cough. He didn’t want to give it to me as he said I probably had them when I was younger and have built up an immunity to them. I told him I didn’t remember if I had either one, so I asked him for a booster shot. He didn’t hesitate and wrote up a prescription and told me to go to the medical clinic at the hospital. The prescription was for measles, mumps and rhinovirus. I went the clinic and they


told me no nurse was available, and I had to make an appointment. So, I did but it was more than three weeks later – what? The doctor and the clinic told me there was no charge for the shot. I’ve got B.C. Medical and extended health benefits from my work, which I paid for when it was $1.02 per hour for every hour I worked. It covers things the government doesn't; it’s sure no free ride. Anyway, I hope I don’t get one of those bugs I’m trying to avoid. These diseases do still kill people. I went to the drugstore where I get my annual flu shot and the druggist said the government won’t allow them to administer this drug to anybody. You would think there would be more than one nurse available at the clinic who could help me as I was the only one there. J.W. (Bill) Stanton Lone Butte

kitchen in Iqaluit about the reality facing many Northerners who cannot access basic necessities. The failure of the federal government’s Nutrition North Program to make nutritional food more accessible in these communities is simply unacceptable. It must be rebuilt. As a Southerner, the first time you come to the North you will be impressed by the people: their warmth, their strength and their resilience. That spirit was embod-

ied in the Inuvik Sunrise Festival that Xavier and I attended, which celebrates the return of sunrise after 30 days of mid-winter darkness. Sovereignty in the North doesn’t just come from defence spending and coast guard ships, it comes through the Canadians who live here, and who have always been here. Justin Trudeau Liberal Party of Canada leader

Reader unhappy with bill

To the editor: The Conservative government’s Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Bill), like the so-called Fair Elections Act of last year, is receiving widespread criticism. For example, the National Post notes former Canadian Security Intelligence Service Officer Francois Lavigne describes the measures in the bill as unnecessary, a threat to the rights of Canadians, and that the Prime Minister is using fascist techniques to push the bill. (http://news.nationalpost. com/2015/02/13/former-csisofficer-warns-new-federalanti-terror-bill-will-lead-tolawsuits-embarrassment/). How wonderful – not! Our MP Cathy McLeod

thinks C-51 is awesome, like she thought the Fair Elections Act” was awesome. She also thinks the recent trade deals, which Canada has signed, are great. These so-called “trade deals” allow foreign companies and investors to sue Canada over laws made by

any level of our government they don’t like. Please join me in voting this person out of office in October. We need an MP who will work for our interests, not against them. Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

Hydrants shouldn’t be blocked

To the editor: In my opinion, the areas around the fire hydrants in Forest Grove are not being cleared well enough for use in case of a fire. Access to the hydrants is blocked by a berm of snow pushed up by the snowplow. The berm should be removed – and not by volunteers. Richard Bergen Forest Grove

Pay down that student loan or else finding those who aren’t paying becomes a cackling chickens on the other side, we costly effort. have 430,000 students in our system,” Historically governments sent defaulted Wilkinson said. debt to collection agencies. Last year, $17.3 “Some of them are part-time; some million was collected. of them are on short courses. We have How big is student debt these days? The 180,000 students who are in the system subject was discussed briefly in full-time and eligible for student the legislature last week. aid. In question period, NDP “Of those 180,000 students, Leader John Horgan reminded 45,000 turn to the province for the government that tuition financial aid – meaning that fees have doubled over the 75 per cent of students, more past decade, and cited a Bank than what was quoted on the of Montreal estimate that the CBC yesterday, go through their average university student education without incurring emerges from a four-year debt through the provincial program owing $35,000 in student aid program.” Tom student loans. Whatever the amount owing is Fletcher With his usual modesty and for an individual, it’s a debt that tact, Advanced Education will be more difficult to avoid Minister Andrew Wilkinson dismissed paying. The province has long used the Horgan’s accusation that he is indifferent withholding of driving privileges to collect to the plight of students. Wilkinson noted unpaid provincial court fines, and that was that the Bank of Montreal surveyed 602 recently extended to those who are 90 days students across Canada, and only 78 of in arrears on $25 or more worth of Lower them were in British Columbia. Mainland bridge tolls. “To clarify this, and to address the This student debt collection move


n a recent speech, Premier Christy Clark quipped that while teenagers tend to be lazy, there is a limit. If your kid is still on the couch after age 30, she said, he’s not a teenager any more. “He’s a New Democrat.” Clark’s ‘get off the couch and get a job’ message is now being translated into government policy. The B.C. Liberal government is using one of the few tools available to it to track down people who aren’t paying off their student loans, by linking defaulted debt to driver’s licence renewals. There are “hardship” provisions for those who don’t have a job. ICBC will only refuse to renew a driver’s licence or vehicle plates for those who have let their student debt go for a year without making some effort to deal with it. Student debt collection is a long-standing problem for the province, with about $185 million currently on the books as defaulted and unpaid. Students naturally move around after completing their studies, and once the six-month grace period for beginning to repay student loans expires,

follows efforts to match up post-secondary funding to areas of employment demand. In an era where misguided university professors use their positions to organize violent protests against job-creating projects, the messages are similar. Variations of this productivity theme are being heard from governments across North America. The baby boomers are retiring. We are bringing in temporary foreign workers, not because of some right-wing plot, but because too many people growing up in our society refuse to do an increasing range of jobs. We have an education system – and media – that encourages people to complain and make demands to get what they want. And we are seeing the results of all of this. There was a United States president once who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca.


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the province Knife-wielding woman arrested SALMON ARM - A woman was arrested in downtown Salmon Arm Sunday morning after attempting to rob another woman at knifepoint. Police report that the victim was parking her car on Alexander Street about 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 when the woman approached, wielding a knife, and demanded that she hand over the car keys and take money from a bank machine. Unsuccessful in the robbery attempt, the woman, who police report suffers from a mental illness, began walking along Lakeshore Drive where she brandished her knife at a police officer. The woman then made her way onto Shuswap Street where she was arrested without further incident. In addition to the attempted robbery, it was discovered the woman had earlier broken into a neighbour’s home and slashed the tire on a police vehicle. She was taken to hospital for evaluation and was to appear in court Monday morning.

Pentiction investigates creating nudist beach PENTICTON - Naturists have reason to hope that they will have an official clothing optional beach to sunbathe on this summer. After debate, Penticton city council voted to direct staff to investigate installing signage to control clothing optional usage of the beach or installing landscaping that would segregate usages, such as a closing optional area. All six councillors voted in favour of this option, with Mayor Andrew Jakubeit making it unanimous, albeit reluctantly. "That's unanimous, I guess," said Jakubeit as he counted votes. Jakubeit had also wanted to include investigating relocating the clothing optional beach. "I do have some reservations. We have two lakes and lots of beach access. I think we need to look at alternative locations as options too." Interim city manager Chuck Loewen said he expects a report will be available at the first regular council meeting in April. Three Mile Beach has a long history as Penticton's unofficial beach, but that usage became a subject of controversy last year after a landowner closed access through his property to a secluded portion of the beach.

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I feel safer than I would in a big city, such as Vancouver. I generally feel fairly protected here.

I feel safe to an extent. But I come from a really, really small town, so I’m used to living away from the violence. I’ll just stay home if it gets ugly.

I do, yes, I feel safe here. I always believe it comes down to your time is up when it’s up. I feel safe wherever I am.

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RCMP dealt with a couple of motor vehicle incidents


Road when he collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which was travelling west-bound on Horse Lake Road. The female driver of the pick-up truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 50 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls. Rollover MVI On Feb. 27, 100 Mile House RCMP and emergency services crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover incident on Kitwanga Drive at the intersection of Beeryew Court in the 108 Mile Ranch. The male driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was travelling north on Kitwanga Drive when he lost control, skidded and the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side in the ditch. Neither occu-

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pant of the vehicle was injured. Speed, vehicle tires and road conditions were contributing factors to this motor vehicle incident (MVI). T-bone collision On Feb. 24, police

Information sought Around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, a residence in the 7500 block of Highway 24 near Sheridan Lake was broken into and a laptop was stolen. Neighbours reported seeing a man and a woman operating a small, cream-coloured van at that residence at the time. Cabin break-in Sometime during the past three weeks, unknown culprits broke into a cabin in the 4900 block of Mahood Lake Road near Deka Lake. There was a minimal amount of damage and it appears that nothing 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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A BC Transit study to investigate any potential for bus service to Forest Grove stalled before it gained any momentum. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) directors had requested the study last year, and it was on the Level One Corporate Priorities list reviewed at the Jan. 23 board meeting. CRD Area H Director Margo Wagner says the result of the study was not encouraging. “[BC Transit] didn’t even go as far as giving us a number. They said it would be way too cost prohibitive and also they did not feel

there was the population requirement.” As far as she is concerned, it is now “a dead deal,” Wagner adds . “It’s pointless to continue pursuing this if it’s going to be so expensive to the taxpayers to have this system.” The result of another BC Transit study requested at the same time on the potential for bus service from 100 Mile House to Lone Butte has yet to be reviewed by the CRD board. While there has been no indication from the CRD on what that study might indicate, Wagner

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Leon Chretien welcomes these “Honest Guys” to the Sunrise Ford Team.

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After an extensive search, the Hawkins Lake Volunteer Fire Fighters Association has acquired a new “firstout” truck. The 2009 F350 4x4 flat deck crew-cab will be painted to match the pumper truck and fitted with a water tank and firefighting equipment. Doug Magaw, Dale McWilliams and Tom Cotey have been working on the hall to accommodate the truck. Community club Bev McGregor is stepping down as secretary when her term ends at the AGM on April 30. Bev served as the president of the club 2005-2007, and then as its secretary 2007-2015. Her energetic leadership has contributed greatly over the years. Computer gurus Chris Pettman and Charles Bowett met with members to answer questions ranging from virus protection to laser printers. Eventually they broke for coffee and baked goodies, including Yvette Stark’s Saskatoon Bundt Cake and Dolores Angell’s Valentine Cookies. Chris and Charles are donating their honorarium to the Youth Zone. The club has purchased a DVD-based course, entitled Our Night Sky. On March 12 at Margo’s Cabin at 10 a.m., we’ll learn about the constellations and their stars. The following week, March 19, in the dark of the new moon, the session will be in the evening, studying the spring sky from the Harts’ deck. There will be handouts for later use at home. Everyone is welcome. Birds, animals and lake levels Scott Whitecross had a red-winged blackbird


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“Drop by and say hi to the whole Sunrise Ford team, and check out the all new 2015’s on the lot, including the North American Truck of the Year – the 2015 Ford F150! “Honest Guys with the Honest Buys”

Doug Magaw, left, Dale McWilliams and Tom Cotey take a break from their work on the Hawkins Lake Fire Hall and the new rapid response truck.

at his feeder on Feb. 11, where it remained the day gorging on the highcalorie chow. A week or so later down at Oasis Mahood, a young bear turned up at the home of Phil and Sharon Simms. Phil said it looked dishevelled and was walking quite stiffly. It sounds like a teenager just out of bed. Apparently the lake level is already more than a foot higher than its seasonal low and is rising rapidly.

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AGE-FRIENDLY RURAL BC Gathering Seniors’ Housing & Support initiative and the Union of BC Municipalities

Sergeant Don McLean, 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment will speak about FRAUD AWARENESS at this free social event for seniors and all. Get an update on the age-friendly initiative and enjoy light refreshments with people interested in making 100 Mile House and area more AGE-FRIENDLY! The District of 100 Mile House & the South Cariboo Community Planning Council invite you to join us for this South Cariboo AGE-FRIENDLY event.

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Anna Betuzzi tops in Music Theory 3 and 4

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When 16-year-old Anna Betuzzi sits down at the piano and opens her sheet music, folks know something special is going to happen. When you look around at the audience, you see people with their eyes closed and smiles on their faces – Anna makes the piano come alive, as her fingers dance across the keyboard. The Grade 11 Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student says she loves music, and it shows. Anna started her musical journey by taking lessons from Karen Fahrentholz for the first 5 grades in piano and then she started taking lessons from Ginny-Lou Alexander.

PSO student plays three instruments, sings, learning to conduct bands Ginny-Lou notes Anna recently performed her Grade 9 piano exam in Coquitlam on Feb. 4 (87%), and also wrote the Music Theory 5 exam in January (87%). She received First Class Honour marks for both of them. “Anna is an extremely dedicated, hard-working student, and a real joy to teach.” The 108 Mile Ranch resident plays an assortment of instruments – piano, oboe and bassoon – and also sings in the school choir. She also picks up the conductor’s baton when the PSO band teacher is away, and sometimes

helps direct the 100 Mile House Community Band, when she isn’t playing the oboe. Anna also plays the oboe, which is her favourite instrument, in two school bands. The students have also started a jazz band at school and Anna plays piano for that group. Most recently, she started accompanying Ginny-Lou’s singing student Kayleigh Jacobson. Anna dedicates a lot of spare time to practising her craft – one hour a day each on piano and oboe – and also spends some time on the bassoon and singing. Anna plans to make

her livelihood with music; she hopes to attend the University of Victoria and work toward a Bachelor of Music degree. “The program has a lot of options, including teaching, theory, composition, performance or just general music studies,” she says. “I’m hoping to be a teacher eventually, but I’m not quite sure if I want to have my own studio or if I want to teach in schools.” With a 96% average, Anna definitely has the grades to make the jump to university. The busy musician has also found time to hold down a part-time job at Save-On-Foods. “I love it. It’s really taught me about the importance of time management.”

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Anna Betuzzi, left, received Conservatory Canada medals she won from her piano teacher Ginny-Lou Alexander during the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts recital at the Evangelical Free Church on Feb. 22. Betuzzi achieved the highest marks in British Columbia in 2014 for Music Theory 3 (100%) and Music Theory 4 (99%).

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Learn how to protect yourself from fraud Guest speaker Sgt. Don McLean will engage seniors about the dangers of scammers


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March is Fraud Awareness Month and to help seniors recognize and protect themselves from fraud,

South Cariboo AGEFRIENDLY Initiative (SCAFI) is hosting an informative public event with guest speaker Sgt. Don McLean from the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment. It takes place March 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 260 located at 933 Alder Ave. Fraud comes in various forms, including by phone, mail, Internet

and in person. Seniors are a favourite target because they tend to spend more time at home and are more likely to answer their phone, their door or read their mail. Telemarketing and banking scammers and shady door-to-door salespeople are good at what they do, and if a person gets caught unaware, it can result in financial loss.

As there are numerous ways to become a victim, education and awareness are the key to protecting yourself, and the presentation by Sgt. McLean will offer many insights and suggestions. This free event is just another one of monthly gatherings being hosted by SCAFI with the goal of making the South Cariboo an age-friendly community for everyone. Learn about protecting


There’s lots to do for seniors living in the South Cariboo, and if you’re looking for something new, consider these groups and activities: • OUT is a women’s crafting, social and widow support group, which meets at Lone Butte Community Hall the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Pat McKay at 250-395-2114.

• Over 50 Dropin takes place each Wednesday at Forest Grove Legion from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch is available at a nominal cost. Contact Jim Tindale at 250-397-0019. • 108 Coffee Time is the first and third Thursday of the month, except June to August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 108 Community Hall. Contact Meg Griffiths at 250-791-7263.

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Creating Joy in Art


reating Joy in Art was formed in 2007 after retirement from my teaching career of 35 years. I taught Art to gifted students in the district and completed my 6th year of Arts Education at UBC in 2004. As a practicing artist I have a passion for creating art in different mediums including painting silk, woven scarves, painting antique wooden windows and encaustic painted greeting cards. I have facilitated Arts Camps and workshops for students from 100 Mile and outlying areas. In my community, I am involved as a member of the Arts Council, CAG, SCACS, and Spinners and Weavers. My company reflects my need to share my joy in art. Through it I am able to continue to share my passion and love of arts in many ways. I am known to many as “The Window Woman”. I spread my creativity on the windows of businesses and share the messages of shop owners be it Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – I am out there enjoying my job! I am also a calligrapher, able to use my lettering skills on banners, special books and commissioned works. Recently my works have included creating verses and art on keepsake antique windows for childrens’ rooms and original welcoming mirrors for business and home entrance ways. I have also expanded to include creating, “Chalk Art” for restaurants, store walls, and weddings. Almost anything is possible, just give me a call. Store owners have commented that my window art has increased sales. Let your windows be my canvas and I know you won’t be disappointed.


yourself against fraud while meeting new people over coffee, tea and snacks. If you plan to attend, please RSVP if possible by contacting Lea Smirfitt by phone at 250-395-5642 or e-mail at sc.agefriendly@gmail. com. For current SCAFI news and senior-related information, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/sc.agefriendly.

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Wranglers throwing weight around FAST bytes Coach Haldun: 100 Mile House wearing down Kamloops, looking for long Round 2 series


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It was never going to be easy, for either team, but it's the 100 Mile House Wranglers which find themselves down two games to none in its hard-nosed playoff series with the Kamloops Storm, the cream of the crop in the Doug Birks Division. Both games in the Round 2 match up were tight, however, with Kamloops etching out 1-0 and 3-1 wins on March 3 and March 2, respectfully. It's some of the most drawn-out physical hockey coach Dale Hladun as seen in his time in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. “The kids are just pounding Kamloops. It is frustrating the Storm. Right now, their experience is definitely working in their favour. But you can see they're getting frustrated now.” Heading into Games 3 and 4 in 100 Mile House, Hladun says the game plan is, simply, to stick to the game plan – knock bodies off the puck, and capitalize on more quality chances in the offensive zone. “This will be a long series. We're going to wear them down. We're playing the defending Okanagan Shuswap Conference champions, and they don't go down with one punch.” It took nearly 50 minutes for Kamloops to get a puck past Wranglers MVP goalie Kristian Stead in Game 2. Rookie forward Alexander Buchanan notched the winner for the Storm at home in the third period. Stead faced 39 shots. The Wranglers fired 26 at backup Storm goalie Bailey De Palma, who earned the shutout and home team star of the

The 100 Mile Curling Club is hosting its annual Ladies Bonspiel, March 6-8. The theme this year is “New Orleans Masquerade Ball”, with a dance rocking the Wick 'n Roll Lounge upstairs at the 100 Mile Curling Club on March 7. Curlers from Quesnel, Williams Lake, Clearwater, Kamloops, Ashcroft, and the surrounding area are taking part. The public is invited to drop in and watch the curling all weekend free of charge. The curling starts at 6 p.m. on March 6. Finals start at 1 p.m. on March 8.


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Jayden Syrota, middle, celebrated with teammates after a goal during a 7-2 series-clinching rout of the Chase Heat in 100 Mile House on Feb. 27. Syrota was named the Doug Birks Division's top defenceman this season by the KIJHL. The Wranglers are down two games to none in Round 2 against the Kamloops Storm. The series continues tonight (March 5), with Game 3 in 100 Mile House at 7 p.m.

game. Defenceman Jayden Syrota won star of the game for the Wranglers. In Game 1, Michael Lynch put the Wranglers on the board first on the road in Kamloops, and 100 Mile took a 1-0 lead into the second frame. But that's where the Storm flipped the script. The Storm notched three goals in the middle period, and shut the Wranglers out in the third, taking Game 1, 3-1. 100 Mile managed 22 shots on goal, while Kamloops threw 39 at Stead, who took star of the game honours for the away team. Micky Turner assisted on Lynch's goal. Game 3 is tonight

(March 5) in 100 Mile House. Game 4 is March 6 in 100 Mile House. Game 5 (if necessary) is March 7 in Kamloops. Game 6 (if necessary) is March 9 in 100 Mile House. Game 7 (if necessary) is March 10 in Kamloops. All games are 7 p.m. starts. Defenceman Josh Odelein is expected to miss a few games with a shoulder injury. “Fans are going to watch some terrific hockey,” Hladun says. “To our guys, [I'm saying], stay the course, you're doing the right thing. A lot of times we want immediate results. But the results are there,

we just can't see it [yet]. We are wearing them down. We are a formidable foe. That's why they make these a bestof-seven series. It's not a one game, winner take all.” The Wranglers dispatched a dangerous Chase Heat team in Round 1 for a second straight year. 100 Mile House hammered the Heat in the last two games of their playoff series: 7-0 in Game 5 on Feb. 26 in Chase, and 7-2 in Game 6 in front of a packed, raucous South Cariboo Rec. Centre crowd on Feb. 27. Hladun says it was the physicality of the Wranglers which wore the Heat down through-

out the series, which 100 Mile won four games to two. “We finish hits...We might win a game, we might lose a game. But after a while, you saw Chase, they were physically getting pounded. They have high end skill that suddenly couldn’t show up as much.” Game 6 was tight until the final period, where 100 Mile House erupted for five goals, remarkably clinching a playoff series in back-to-back years after joining the league in 2013-14. The Wranglers and Storm met eight times in the regular season. Kamloops won three games and the Wranglers won five,

with one game being defaulted to the local club because Kamloops had an ineligible player. After beating Chase, Hladun admitted it was going to be a difficult, different series against Kamloops, an experienced club that plays on a larger ice surface. However, Hladun adds he believes the Wranglers have the goaltending edge with starter Kristian Stead, who was named the team's MVP this season. “I couldn’t be prouder of the kids. And I think we’ve got way more to show.” Syrota was named the Doug Birks Division's top defenceman this season by the KIJHL.

Everyone is welcome to an upcoming 100 Mile House Bighorn Archery Club event. The Indoor A&W 3D Archery Shoot is slated for March 21-22 in 100 Mile House. The archers take aim at a variety of animal figures inside the Stan Halcro Arena (beside the South Cariboo Rec. Centre) following an 8:30 a.m. registration, with the last round by 1:30 p.m. on March 22. Rounds are $5 with 15 targets.

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.


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Hockey parents boycott anti-bullying event

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As usual, ice time was a source of trouble at the hockey rink. While a large number of fun on- and off-ice activities, with junior hockey players from the Prince George Cougars and 100 Mile House Wranglers, did put smiles on the faces of the young local minor hockey players who took part in Hockey Against Bullying festivities, it seems not every one was pleased, as some local parents chose to boycott the event in 100 Mile House on Feb. 25. No ice time for house league teams during the four-hour event at the South Cariboo Rec.

Centre is what looks to have upset some parents. Denise Balbirnie, one of the organizers, says comments on social media alerted 100 Mile House and District Minor Hockey Association representatives that parents from three divisions were upset with the event's format, which seemed to have excluded some players from taking the ice with the Cougars, and chose not to attend. Balbirnie says the situation is ironic considering the message of the annual event, which coincided with Anti-Bullying Day in Canada, is that hockey is supposed to be a fun, positive experience. “On the surface, I

I truly think these parents have missed the entire point of AntiBullying Day. – Denise Balbirnie

can understand parents' frustration,” she says. “[However], I have been the main event organizer for quite a few years, and not one single person ever approached me, called me, emailed, or bothered to contact [organizers] with a concern over ice times prior to the event, other than two Facebook questions, which we felt we had positively addressed.” There were a num-

ber of reasons why the ice schedule, which saw local rep teams take 40-minute practices with players from the Cougars, a Western Hockey League club, couldn't include everyone, explains Balbirnie. She cites a lack of dressing room and ice time availability. Also, the Cougars suggested that rep teams take the ice for mentoring purposes, similar to stops the team made while on a southern road trip earlier in the week in Williams Lake and Quesnel, she adds. In the end, most of the interaction with the Wranglers and Cougars took place off the ice, during games like human foosball, street hockey, obstacle

courses, accuracy and hardest shot contests. The Cougars players signed autographs and the organization made a $1,500 donation to the 100 Mile House and District Minor Hockey Association. “The really sad thing is that a lot of kids that would have had a great time, missed out on a chance of a lifetime because parents made up their minds behind the scenes, without learning all the facts, without making a suggestion,” Balbirnie says. “I truly think these parents have missed the entire point of AntiBullying Day.” She adds: “On behalf of minor hockey, I would like to sincerely apologize to any par-

Ball rolling toward big tourney

A provincial tournament is coming to town this summer, and

the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association is in need


of volunteers to make the event a success. Approximately 24 teams are expected to take the fields at the Soccer Park in 100 Mile House for the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup (U13U15), which goes July 9-12. Following a Feb. 26 meeting, organizers confirm that 100 Mile House will be fielding one U14 boys team, coached by Casey Hall, to compete in this sum-

mer's tourney. “We're happy to be doing that,” says organizer Lianne Heales. “It looks like we have had some parents step up to put in some time, but of course we need more volunteers because it's a whole community event. We need to make sure we're

covering all our bases." Anyone interested can contact the 100 Mile House and District Soccer Association at 250-644-2135 or its administrator, Barb McKenna, at omhsa. For more information visit the association's website.

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Mayor praises sharpshooting brother

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Local racers from the 100 Mile Nordics Club attended the 2015 Teck BC Cross Country Ski Championships in Kelowna, Feb. 21-22.

Nordics descend on Kelowna Local cross country skiers were among the nearly 600 to compete at the 2015 Teck BC Cross Country Ski Champion-ships in Kelowna, Feb. 21-22. A dozen racers from the 100 Mile Nordics Club attended the event,

which attracted skiers from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Washington. The competition saw a variety of races in different categories through marginal snow and icy conditions, which made it tough on

the athletes. On Feb. 22, the Nordics entered three relay teams in a fun event, complete

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of sports: soccer, volleyball, body building and now, something he picked up later in life, archery. For his part, Mitch says while he enjoyed playing sports, he didn't really excel at any particular one. (But he always did have the gift w w of gab, the mayor adds w with a chuckle.) w w What the brothers w do have in common, w he says, is a strong allew giance to their respective w communities. w w A long time school w principal and teacher, w Al has coached countw w less teams in many w different sports and w activities over the years, w w even ballroom dancing. w w Al is a born mentor,

Mitch explains. “He's always been into sports, but he's probably more into teaching it than doing it. He just loves to teach anyone that wants to learn.” While he's not a sharpshooter like his brother, Mitch says he and Al are communiw w ty-minded in the same w way, which was a lesw son their parents taught w w them, and something w they've always felt was w right. w “Watching what my w w brother does makes me w feel proud,” the local w mayor says. “He may w w be the athlete, but it's w what he gives back to w the community – that's w w what's more important w to us.” w

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In Game 2, Katie Toews scored first, splitting a pair of defenceman on her way to the net, and igniting the slowstarting Williams Lake Timberwolves, whose skaters started filling the net after that for the series-clinching, 5-1 win. In Game 1, Caitlyn Ray scored a hat trick, with Breanna Uphill, Anya Levermann and Toews also finding the back of the net for Williams Lake, which came away with the series-opener, 7-2. It looks like 100 Mile House talent – including the play of Katya Levermann and Shian Remanente – was a big contributing factor when Williams Lake captured the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association's midget female championship over Prince George in a best-of-three game series, Feb. 13-14. The team is now headed to a provincial tournament in Penticton, March 16-19. Having already accomplished one of the team's main goals this season with the win over Prince George, Timberwolves coach Pete Montana says they are now going to the

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100 Mile House skaters – Katie Toews, Shian Remanente, Breanna Uphill, Caitlyn Ray and sisters Katya and Anya Levermann – celebrated with their Williams Lake Timberwolves teammates after winning the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association female midget championship in February. The team is off to Penticton to compete for a provincial title, March 16-19.

2015 BC Hockey Midget Female Championship with a new, rather large goal in mind. “The girls will kill me for saying this, but the third goal is to win provincials. If you're going, you might as well win.” (A second goal of the team was to win the championship in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association, the coach elaborates. While the Timberwolves ended up just short in second place in that league, they did amass an impressive 18-3-3 record playing in both leagues this season.) A few months ago before Christmas, Montana talked about the contributions the

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‘Cowboy Heritage Week’ proclaimed Week-long Kamloops Cowboy Festival highlights Cowboy Heritage Week Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett attended the evening show of the 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert on Feb. 14 and presented a proclamation to concert organizer and BC Cowboy Heritage Society president Mark McMillan. The proclamation stated March 8-15 is Cowboy Heritage Week in British Columbia. The City of Kamloops started proclaiming Cowboy Heritage Week quite a few years back for the week leading up to and including the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. The province followed suit two years ago and it appears this will now be done on an annual basis. “Recognizing our history and heritage is so important to all, Barnett said. “Understanding how the ranching community has continued to provide a food source while continuing to take care of the land. “The history of the cowboy and his way of

She will also present the plaques to the 2015 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees during this evening show. The three inductees will be the Louis family (Vernon) as a Family, the Haughton Ranch (Knutsford) as a Century Ranch, and Lloyd Creek

Ranch (Pinantan) as a Century Ranch. Information on the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, and/ or the BC Cowboy Heritage Society can be found at www.bcchs. com or by phoning toll free 1-888-763-2221.

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett presented 100 Mile House Cariboo Concert organizer Mark McMillan with a British Columbia government proclamation during the concert. The certificate proclaimed March 8-15, 2015 as Cowboy Heritage Week in B.C.

life needs to be told. This is why Cowboy Heritage Week is so important.” McMillan said he was very pleased. “This couldn’t be any closer to our mandate which is to promote and preserve cowboy heritage in the province of B.C.” The document is signed by Justice

Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond and the Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Judith Guichon. Lieutenant Governor Guichon will also be present at the 19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival on March 13 to officially open the festival’s first evening performance.

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

• March 6 – 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. A potluck dinner will coincide with wonderful entertainment from CanSkate and StarSkate programs members. Trophies and medals will be presented at the end of the night. • March 8 – The 100 Mile House & District Women's Centre Society will be celebrating International Women's Day at the 100 Mile Community Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. They will be showcasing photographs of the “Women of the Cariboo” to help celebrate local women and their contributions to our community. At 2 p.m., join the Women’s Centre and local agencies to make a public pledge to offer your support in ending violence against women and girls. • March 11 – Bruce Fraser will present his book, The Jade Frog: A Chilcotin Mystery, at the 100 Mile Branch Library, 449 Birch Ave., starting at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 250395-2332. • March 21 – the Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association is hosting its annual Beef-in-a-Bun dinner fundraiser. Besides beefin-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 250-395-9082. • March 26-28 – The 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is presenting Norm Foster's The Melville Boys at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House, March 26-28.The play is about two brothers who have their weekend plans thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition. Performances start at 7 p.m. on March 26, 27 and 28, with a 1 p.m. matinee on March 28.Tickets are $15 and they are available at Didi's and Donex • March 26 – South Cariboo Sustainability Society will show Clean Bin Project, rescheduled from February at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave., 100 Mile House at 7 p.m. The film follows from last month’s film, Just Eat It, as the filmmakers try to live waste free for one year. Admission is by donation. Information:, facebook or call 250-791-7284. • April 23 – South Cariboo Sustainability Society will show Bringing It Home at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave., 100 Mile House at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of hemp past, present and future, its unfortunate kinship with another more infamous plant and its multitude of uses. Admission is by donation. Information: http://southcariboosus, facebook or call 250-791-7284.


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Free grief support group sessions offered

Smith: Grieving the loss of a loved one is normal, but things get better Ken Alexander Free Press

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Hospice Palliative Care Society is offering area residents a free six-session grief support group on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting on March 24. Sarah Smith, who is the Hospice Society’s bereavement co-ordinator, will offer education and a supportive atmosphere, so folks can

share their grief and through the door. meet people who are “You have to be very also grieving. brave, and once Topics will you are through include health, the door, it’s a emotional and very welcoming physical welland inclusive being. place to be. Smith says “We normalmost diffiize your grief. Sarah cult thing for We talk about Smith people who go your fears, to a grief supthings you port group is walking might be struggling

Human rights leadership for youth Amnesty International in Vancouver offering free spring break workshops If you are 13 to 17 years old, or know someone who is, this is a great opportunity for you. The Vancouver office of Amnesty

International is offering a series of human rights themed day camps during spring break, March 9-12 and 16-19. Workshop themes include exploring the rights of girls and women, Indigenous rights and corporate accountability, people on the move and the right to education, and freedom of expression and Stop Torture. The workshops are free and designed for

Author presenting his book at 100 Mile Branch Library The Cariboo Regional District Library will be hosting author Bruce Fraser at the 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel branches in support of his new novel, The Jade Frog: A Chilcotin Mystery, published by Granville Island Publishing in December, 2014. Fraser will be giving a presentation of his book at the 100 Mile Branch Library on March 11, followed by a question and answer session, starting at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for signing. This is the second novel in Bruce Fraser’s Chilcotin Mystery Trilogy, about love, honour, and revenge. The first novel, On Potato Mountain (2010), is set in 1958, and begins when rancher, Brody Halon, is gunned down in his living room, and his adopted son, Noah, is charged with his murder. In The Jade Frog, the search for Brody Halon’s killer continues. Relying on the secrets of the land, Noah embarks on a quest to find the killer.

youth aged 13 to 17 years. These camps are an excellent opportunity for students interested in human rights, social justice, leadership, and social engagement.

Space is limited and pre-registration for each day is required. A registration form is available from Don Wright at dwright@

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with, and as a group, we support each other.” Smith notes that people think they’re going crazy sometimes, they feel they’re not themselves any more and they’re becoming new people. “This loss has never happened to you before and you’ve changed and are in the midst of changing.” When people go to support group, she adds, they realize other

people are feeling the same things. “With grief, there are so many emotions and it feels like depression, but it is loss and sadness. It’s normal to feel that way. “After a certain length of time, there should be a slight change with things getting a little bit better, with the intensity of the grief lessens over time.” Smith says it would be most beneficial to go to all six sessions, but pri-

marily the first session is the most important because there will be bonding and people in the session get to know each other. “We will have some light refreshments. There will be some handouts and there will be some light homework, which is optional. Registration is required, so for more information and to register, call the Hospice Society at 250395-7680.

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itamin C is arguably the single most important water soluble antioxidant in the human body. Antioxidants play a key role in protecting cells against free radicals, which can cause damage and play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. It’s tragic that researchers are unaware that high doses of vitamin C and lysine cannot only prevent, but reverse atherosclerosis in coronary and other arteries in the body. Vitamin C is needed for the manufacture of collagen, the glue that holds cells together. A lack of vitamin C means poor collagen, resulting in cracks appearing between coronary cells thus setting the stage for fatal blood clot. Recently, Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, made this monumental discovery. He took photos of the retinal arteries and then gave patients 6,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 5,000 of lysine (lysine adds strength to coronary arteries just like steel rods increase the strength of concrete). A year later he repeated the pictures. To his surprise, he found atherosclerosis fading away. Millions of North Americans also suffer from osteoarthritis. Without sufficient vitamin C to produce collagen, a major component of cartilage, bone eventually grinds on bone. There would be fewer joint replacements if more vitamin C were available to produce healthy collagen. Rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammatory type, also requires large doses of vitamin C. Every moment of the day our bodies are using oxygen to keep us alive. But oxidation results in metabolic ash, known as “free radicals”, which are believed to trigger an inflammatory reaction in joints. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce damaging free-radicals.

Patients often appear surprised when I tell them that vitamin C will help them keep their teeth a lifetime. By age 65 one in five North Americans has lost all their teeth and many of their teeth were normal. Rather, it was the gums that could no longer hold teeth firmly in place in part due to inadequate amounts of vitamin C. This vitamin is needed in large amounts to produce healthy collagen, the glue that holds cells together and keeps gums healthy. Without good mortar bricks fall apart and the same happens when gums lacking collagen lose their grip on teeth. The essential amino acid lysine is probably best known for its use in those with herpes simplex infections but several other benefits have been ascribed to the molecule, including favourable effects on blood pressure and stroke prevention but also a positive influence on mood and anxiety. In addition to providing healthy collagen production and a healthy cardiovascular system, vitamin C and lysine supplementation helps support: • Immune system health • Vision • Teeth and gums • Wound healing • Bones and cartilage • Recovery from shingles • Recovery from herpes outbreaks This is why I’ve been taking high doses of vitamin C and lysine for the last 16 years following a heart attack. I believe it saved my life. Medi-C Plus™, containing high doses of vitamin C and lysine, is available in powder and capsules.

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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, March 5, 2015

Around the South Cariboo


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Carole Rooney photo

Business folks from around the community stopped by for a chat and a snack with Chamber manager Shelly Morton, far right, at the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce open house on Feb. 18. Held during Chamber Week, it offered information on membership and the 2014 Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year awards.

Cedar Crest community support worker Heather Jensen, left, and Christian Samson delivered two Generosity Mugs to 100 Mile House Free Press office manager Jennifer Boden for the helpful support she and receptionist Lori Brodie provided in 2014.

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100 Mile House Elementary School student Makena Ounpuu, left, held the hand of classmate, Ashlee Arthurs, during a recent class skating trip at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House.

Goalie Michael Toews made many great saves for 100 Mile House’s Midget Rep team during the last tournament of the season in Invermere, Feb. 27-29.

Canadian Council of the Blind-100 Mile House & District Chapter White Cane Club member Marilyn Vinson demonstrates a magnifying reader at the club’s Open House at the 100 Mile United Church on Feb. 5.

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RBC staff member Kristy Abrams, left, was arranging pink cupcakes when Rudy Dunst stopped by the bank on Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 25. The pink theme was highlighted in staff T-shirts, decorations, and baked treats by donation to recognize the need to end bullying.

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After a couple of years off, I am back as the correspondent for the Watch Lake/North Green Lake area. I look forward to keeping our residents up-to-date with what is happening in the community. If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or any other news you want to report, please contact me at 250-395-9082, or e-mail me at gisele. I




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Annual community dinner The Watch Lake/ Green Lake Community Association is having its annual beef dip dinner on March 21. The dinner will consist of beef-in-a-bun with au jus dip, coleslaw, pasta salad and dessert.

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Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for those aged 12 and under. There will be a silent auction table. For more information or tickets, please contact Joni Guenther at 250-456-7330 or Guy Poliseno at 250395-9082. Deadline for ticket sales is March 15.




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Auxiliary AGM The Watch Lake/ Nor t h Gre en Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) Auxiliary will be having an annual general meeting on March 7 at the Little Horse Lodge, starting at 1 p.m. Agenda items will include president, secretary and treasurer reports, as well as details



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about this year’s events. The ladies are getting together for a lunch social at noon if you are interested in attending prior to the meeting. For more information, please contact the writer at 250-395-9082. The auxiliary is always looking for new members. Calendar Call the writer for

Call Central Chevrolet GMC Buick at 250-395-4017, or visit us at 199 Exeter Road, V0K 2E0, 100 Mile House. [License #10683]

contact numbers. • Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meets every third Wednesday; social and crafts at 11 a.m. and the meeting at 12:30. Bring a lunch. • WLNGLVFD’s next fire practice is on March 15 at 1 p.m. New volunteers are always welcome. If you can find the time, come and join.


Cariboo O tlEt Consignment & Crafts up to

May not be exactly as shown.


Soccer Pants, Shoes and Shorts in for the season!

Cariboo Consignments and Crafts Only 10 Minutes from 100 Mile House. NEW HOURS: MON. – SAT. 10AM - 4PM

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Cariboo Community


Don't forget to set your clock one hour ahead at 2 a.m., March 8


Bullying stops here P

lenty of fun games for local youngsters, and a $1,500 donation by the Prince George Cougars, were some of the highlights of Hockey Against Bullying, a Feb. 25 event, organized by the 100 Mile House and District Minor Hockey Association, who received the donation. The third annual event saw plenty of on- and off-ice activities for local minor hockey players at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. The message: Hockey is all about fun, and “bullying stops here.”

Gaven Crites photos

JOE SHAVER Licensed and Bonded Gasfitter

Shaver Comfort Solutions, Ltd.

Ph: 250-395-5344 Unser Techniker Spricht Deutsch.

6108 Lone Butte Horse Lake Rd. West 1/2 of DL3889 Green Lake



100 Mile House and Surrounding Area


5505 Canim-Hendrix Lake Rd


5 priv. ac. backing onto Crown land. Lots of updates. 43 acres with great views of Green Lake to build Great business opportunity in Gateway, minutes 4 bdrm, 2 bath. Lrg master on main w/ensuite, lrg your new home. Fenced & cross-fenced. Great from town. 2,700 sq.ft. building was set-up with closets. New kitchen, set-up for animals. living quarters. 2 level open to dining & lrg Crown land on one usable acres with living rm. 3 bdrm, 3 side. Located between outbuildings. Frontage pce bath, family rm, Green & Watch Lakes. on Canim-Hendrix Lk. large area with certified Old runway with & Kennedy Rds. A woodstove down. 30x40 hanger. Services at lot place to live & work. W W NE NE ! insulated shop w/power. LISTING line. LISTING REDUCED

In the Red Caboose, Save-On-Food’s Parking Lot

KATHY FIRTH Cell: 250-706-9776




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You Can NOW READ Full Page Views including ALL ADVERTISING!

go online to or call 250-395-2219 and we will help you set up your online subscription.

#3 Pinkney Complex, 536 Horse Lake Road





KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Showtimes: 7pm Nightly Action comedy Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a supersecret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultracompetitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

DINNER AND A MOVIE SPECIAL with ‘The Old School Grill’ Ask for details! • 250-395-9000 Clip this coupon and bring it to South Cariboo Theatre for a $1.00 discount on the admission price. Coupon must be original and must be for current movie playing. Photocopies not accepted. Limit one coupon per person.

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

Coming Thursday, March 26th

Advertising Deadline, March 20th




• Rated 14A • PARENTS: Violence, Offensive Language, Nudity • Length 2:09

CHURCH SERVICES Come Worship With Us


South Cariboo Theatre

100 Mile House & Area

It’s time to reserve your advertising space for this very popular spring feature. Regular advertising rates apply.

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


Call us at 250-395-2219,

fax your copy to 250-395-3939, or email Martina - Lori - or Chris -

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



Have You Witnessed


Send your photos to


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.


ine l d a e d m a r g o Pr extended to March 13

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


If we use your photo or news idea, you will receive full credit recognition. Publishing Thursdays Check us out ONLINE at and on facebook

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

BETHEL CHAPEL (Affiliated with PAOC)

550 Exeter Truck Route




A Spirit-filled ministry SUNDAYS 10:45am

#3 Pinkney Complex, 536 Horse Lake Road


Pastor Dennis Smith 250-609-1027 New Location: South Cariboo Business Centre (Green Old Provincial Building)


Corner of Hwy. 97 & Tatton Stn. Rd.

100 Mile Red Cross

Prayer Time - 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am

If you wish to volunteer call 250-395-9092 between 10am and 2pm weekdays for more information.

Pastor Dean Denlinger Church Office 250-791-9253


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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.








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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. Please send applications by email: More information available online: our-programs/scholarship. DO YOU have a disability? Physical or mental. We can help you get up to $40,000 back from the Canadian Government. For details visit: or call us today toll-free 1-888875-4787.

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

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 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Medical/Dental Incredible Opportunity If you are a healthy, high energy person with a perpetual smile, who loves working with people, are highly motivated, willing to learn and can multitask, then join our growing practice at Williams Lake Dental. We have grown to four dentists and now we are recruiting for one receptionist with experience and one certified dental assistant. Both positions are full time. Come in person with resume & references to Williams Lake Dental at 440 Comer St. Only selected candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS.

Employment Business Opportunities HIGH CASH producing vending machines. $1.00 vend = .70 profit. All on location in your area. Selling due to illness. Call 1-866-668-6629 for details.

Business Opportunities

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


(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the following vacancy:

Now accepting resumes for the following positions:

Blacksmith Cooks & Servers Maintenance Worker First Nations Tour Guides

Email resume to: Fax resume to: 250-457-9311

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

REQUEST FOR TRAIL RIDE OPERATOR Contractor wanted with 6-10 horses to operate trail rides at Hat Creek Ranch for the 2015 season. Past revenues available by request. Barn & corral provided. Application proposal deadline March 31. fax: 250-457-9311 email:

We are a leading Canadian forest products company with half a century reputation of exceptional product quality, customer service and innovation. We are operated by people who take pride in their work and are rewarded for their ability and entrepreneurship. The company today supplies markets worldwide with technologically advanced, engineered forest products used in residential construction and industrial applications. We operate in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

• Sales Associate • Customer Service / Sales Clerk • Warehouse / Delivery Driver • Lowbed Driver • Trade Show Helper • Dishwasher • Server • Delivery Driver / Cook • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and/or Relaxation Massage Practitioner • Seeding Crew • Automotive Technicians • Service and Parts Advisor • Detailer


MILLWRIGHTS (2) 100 MILE HOUSE, BC Reporting to the Maintenance Team Leader you must be flexible and available to work various shifts based on the operational needs of the OSB Plant. Duties and Responsibilities to include but are not limited to: • PM’s, PdM, Corrective and emergency work, shift coverage and training. • Trouble shoots and changes out damaged components, such as hydraulic pumps, reducers, valves, sprockets, cylinders, chains, regulators, bearings, and all other moving components. • Participates in “RCA” (Root Cause Analysis) after a mechanical failure or as requested. • Troubleshoots failed or failing hydraulic systems and adjust flow controls, • Utilizes Ainsworth’s Lock out /Tag out procedures. • Works closely with operations and trades people to promote a team environment. As the ideal candidate you will have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Journeyman Millwright with the ability to work in a safe and efficient manner as an integral member of the Maintenance team. You will hold an Inter-Provincial Red Seal Certification, strong hydraulic knowledge and trouble shooting skills are required. A Welding ticket, Heavy Duty Mobile Equipment, Machining or related experience would be a definite asset. The 100 Mile House operation is a union environment offering union wages and benefits. Please submit your letter of application and resume, in confidence by Thursday, March 12th, 2015 to: Email: Mail: Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP Attention - Human Resources 100 Mile OSB Mill; Box 67; 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Fax: 250 395 6276

(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:


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Merchandise for Sale



In Memoriam Gifts

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Misc. for Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

Senior Assisted Living

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

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742

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

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 Please call first

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Horse quality round bales. 400lb to 700lb bales of grass or grass/alf mix. $50.00 ea. Delivery available 250-3953539. QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

Livestock 20 young Angus bred cows $3,000.; 1-3 yr old Angus bull $4,000.; 250-546-9766.

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antiques, Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 Local Will buy unwanted gold & silver coins, quality watches. Rolex and placer gold. Estates & liquidation. Will meet or beat any reasonable competitors rate. Local buyer. 250-6121808 (Prince George) Privacy assured.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 100 MILE 1 bdrm $575/month plus util. NS. NP. Ref. Req’d Avail. immed. 250-395-3691 or 250-706-8766 100 MILE HOUSE, downtown 2 bdrm, util not incl. $ Avail now call 250-644-1099 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 250-395-0168

Commercial/ Industrial 100 MILE HOUSE 16 x 50ft Shop. $400/month. Call 250395-6492 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. 750 sq ft retail space available in the 108 Mall. Phone 250396-7334.

Pet Services

Duplex / 4 Plex

Cariboo Pet Crematorium

Private or Group

2 & 1 BDRM units newly renovated, in 100 Mile. Call 250397-2041 for details. 2 BDRM 1/2 duplex in town. $795/mo. incl’d. lights and heat. Suitable for one person or a couple. Incl 4 appl and storage space. NS, Small pet welcome. Ref. req’d. Avail immediately. 250-706-8744.



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Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.


STONES BAY HOLDINGS LTD. is currently accepting applications for experienced

CONTRACT CTL TRUCKS These positions are for the remainder of the season and can be accessed from Prince George or Fort St. James; however, camp is also an option. Stones Bay Holdings Ltd. offers steady employment as well as a competitive wage, pension, and beneŵt package. Please forward your resume to or call 250.996.4210 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BEDROOM mobile for rent. $600/mo. #8 Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268. Refs. required.

Independent Living Suites

100 Mile House - 1 bdrm on Scott Road, 4 appliances, new gas furnace. $525/mo plus Damage Dep. 250-397-2083.

Our Independent Living Suites are now complete. Call Laurette now to reserve a suite at 250-305-3318.

2 BDRM duplex, carport. Horse Lk Rd. mins to 100 Mile. NP. $650/mon. 604-732-0131. 2 BDRM mobile with laundry on large private lot in Lac La Hache. $650 plus utilities. Avail. immed. 250-267-2047 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 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. 4 BDRM 2 bath house. Great location in 100 Mile. N/S, N/P. Ref. req. $850/mon plus utilities. Call 250-395-3691 or 250-706-8766. 4 BDRM, 2 bathrooms on Eagle Creek Rd. Appl. incl. New heating system: wood & electric. NP. $800/mon. 250-3972935, evenings.

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Homes for Rent

3 BDRM log home w/shop. $1000/mo Avail Mar 15. 250397-2036 or 250-706-7646.

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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

Inquiries call

250-593-4307 Jerry Weston

Office: 250-593-4306 Toll Free: 1-866-448-5592

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

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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

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100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary members Joyce Bueckert, left, Mina Elsworth, Elsie Babcock, Joan Hoffman and Sharon Ellermann displayed one of their latest equipment donations – new medication carts for the nurses – at their gift shop recently.

Hospital auxiliary appreciates support


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thanks to the community. Because at our bake sale in November – we did it at the [former] Cariboo Travel building – and we did awesome.” Another successful bake sale was held last year in May, and the auxiliary’s garage sale in the hospital parking lot in August was also a great day, she adds. “If the community wouldn’t have helped us we couldn’t have done it, and that’s not just 100 Mile, it’s also the surrounding areas.” This hardworking group also maintains and operates the 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop in the main lobby. In the adjacent hallway, there is a framed display of lists of all the equipment the group has purchased over its decades of fundraising activities. “The newest we’ve

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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

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need

100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. Information: call Capt. Kevin Seal (250706-2446). 100 MILE q Cariboo Family

FOREST GROVE q StrongStart is at Forest Grove Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. Information: school (250-397-2962) or Sheila (250-3970011). FOREST GROVE q Family dining is available at the Forest Grove Legion: Wednesday, wing night; Friday, steak night; Saturday, kitchen open.

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100 MILE q The Seedy Saturday event will be held at Creekside Seniors’ Activity Centre on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It supports local food security through seed sales, information displays, activities, co-op coffee and a local food lunch. There is a $2 suggested donation at the door. Information or a vendor table: Karen at 250-3953580 or e-mail info@

100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Roberta (250-395-4472) or Janice (250-395-2017).

Enrichment Centre hosts a Men’s Night on the second Thursday of the month at the centre (#1-486 Birch Ave., beside Home Hardware) from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s a free, drop-in group for men of all ages and backgrounds. Information: 250-3955155.


WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake Green Lake Community Association has rescheduled its AGM at the Watch Lake Community Hall to March 12, starting at 7 p.m. Area residents are urged to attend this important meeting.

100 MILE q 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society is offering a six-session free grief support group for folks who, or someone they know, have experienced the death of a loved one. The session will be held Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., on March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Facilitator Sarah Smith will offer education, a supportive atmosphere to share grief and meet people who are also grieving. Information and registration: 100 Mile Hospice (250-3957680).

with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-3959092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.


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.

Hospital) at 555 Cedar Ave. on March 17, starting 2 p.m. Information: Philip at 250-395-3925.


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the on addressed Nick Christians is and his nt elsewhere on behalf of himself seeking employme per cent panel construction phase demonstrated by the 25 the says, family. 700 people in the well says he told in the region, he Carole Rooney operation, with Christianson mine a ratio of seniors and 600 during the provinclear to him the jobs. We are Free Press this is well over panel it is now 1,200 indirect and adding y is merely a way en were over community, project controvers resource-based Two local businessm closing cial average. of the SCCC, Doucette groups to pursue First Nations than two dozen with Boss Mountain [mine] On behalf his panel for among the more that we when time centred issues. is s he it minds their notes in the early 1980s, potential land-claim t needs to deal people who spoke on Prosperity Gold- welcome a new mine – speremarks “The governmen ... South [land claims] the federal New .” impacts to the First Nations environmental Prosperity mine with New Project because of Copper pub- cifically, he notes are limiting progress Cariboo economy. wrapped up its Doucette and social they review panel block. with a Closing children and “The economic this stumbling explained his lic hearing sessions Aug. 23. will generate the [First Nations benefits that it “I don’t think on ren should have be felt d you can’t hold Remarks Session two grandchild “stay, live and will most certainly Cariboo involved] understan says he made to to furLen Doucette one an option s as a ‘hostage’ home comwithin the South to the panel, the proponent prosper” in their presentations to y through jobs ther their land claims.” Chamber of not be forced LEN DOUCETTE communit 21 Prince indirect as a South Cariboo representative, munity and notes an Aug. both direct and – work. He find (SCCC) some to busiCommerce article states is New leave support of local George Citizen his Say Yes to “Student enrolment from 2001. supplies in “repeatedly” and one for cent since Facebook group. First Nations presenters ness.” location down by 38 per Prosperity (SYNP) he felt his closing told the panel the mine a summary omic index released Doucette says by the The socio-econ the Both were essentially Continued on A4 economic impacts by School District #27 shows out remarks were well received was not of the social and place Mile the session have on 100 hilcotin in 49th panel, but adds the mine could SYNP Cariboo-C as the hearings. began with his as well attended of 57 [districts].” House, and he younger workers This exodus of summary. will be employing “The new mine

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