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Biosolids become a regional issue
Bringing water to the ranch Taken last March at Historic Hat Creek Ranch, the photo to the right shows workers putting in the historic site’s new water system. The work is ongoing and the foundation has been laid to provide an emergency fire suppression system - via sprinklers - for certain buildings. The next project will be to build a storage take to contain the new system which holds a much greater water capacity and a higher pressure to deliver it.
RCMP investigating vehicle stolen from Surrey Ashcroft RCMP received a call at about 9:50 am on March 15 from a motorist on Hwy 1 about a Ford Econoline van in the ditch by the Red Hills rest stop. There was no one in the vehicle, but the motorist said he saw a northbound male walking on the highway. The male was located in Cache Creek on Stage Rd. by police. Police discovered that the van had
been reported stolen in Surrey the previous day. They also discovered that Marc Leveiller was not the man’s real name. He was properly identified as Michel Dionne, 29, of no fixed address, and was wanted out of the Lower Mainland on three arrest warrants for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property. He was taken into custody and
transported to Kamloops, charged with obstructing police. He is facing more charges of obstruction, possession of drugs and two counts of theft. The matter is still under investigation and police would like to talk to anyone who may have given him a ride into Cache Creek. They can call the Detachment at 250 453-2216.
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Although the protests are taking place just outside Merritt, local governments are discussing the issue of biosolids and the need for local consultation and governance over them. Ashcroft Council, at the Feb. 23 meeting, passed a resolution calling on the province to form a committee that includes local politicians, to examine and make recommendations for changes to the provincial biosolid review process and changes to the content in the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation and Agricultural Land Commission Act that govern the biosolid regulatory process in BC. “Biosolids are being moved from the Okanagan to Fraser Nicola without consultation,” said Ashcroft Mayor Jack Jeyes, who also sits as a TNRD Director. The issue of biosolids has been ongoing in BC for several years, and was front and centre in the local area around 2006 when the Greater Vancouver Regional District wanted to test Nutrifor on local fields. Local farmers and ranchers were opposed to the idea, concerned about possible heavy metal contamination in the product. Biosolids are produced at wastewater treatement plants by recovering and treating organic material. The TNRD uses biosolids at several of its closed landfills to recover and condition the soil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Besides landfills, biosolids are used around the province for fertilizer and soil enhancement. They have not been approved for agricultural use. A group of activists set up a road blockade on Hwy 8, 10 km west of Merritt earlier this month to prevent trucks from bringing more biosolids to the Sunshine Valley facility. They are concerned about contamination of their drinking water. Last Saturday, MLA Jackie Tegart announced that the company “has voluntarily agreed not to accept any product for the next seven days,” while the TNRD meets with provincial officials “to explore options for resolving the immediate issue, and to discuss how to best manage biosolids, including ensuring public concerns are addressed.” Despite the assurance, the road block remains in place. “I think biosolids will be front and centre for a while,” said Jeyes.
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March 10 around 1:30 pm Traffic Services was conducting a distracted driving enforcement road check on Hwy 1 at the south end of Cache Creek. Officers stopped a southbound Ford F150 after the driver was seen fastening his seat belt as he approached the road check. Police detected a strong odour of marijuana inside the truck. The driver was arrested and his vehicle searched. Fifteen grams of marijuana were seized and the 65 year old man from 150 Mile House was issued a ticket for seat belt violation.
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March 11 at 2 pm police were called to the Greyhound Bus station in Cache Creek about an intoxicated passenger disturbing the other travellers. The highly intoxicated male became very agitated when police approached him in the parking lot. It was discovered that the 43 year old Gitanmaax man had just been released from the Fraser Valley Correctional Centre that morning, on conditions that included abstention from alcohol. He was arrested and taken to Kamloops to answer to two charges of breaching his probation.
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March 12 police were called to the veterinary clinic in Cache Creek after an incident of mischief was reported. The glass in the front door was damaged with what may have
March 13 at 9 pm police were called to the Nugget Motel after a report of mischief and assault. It was reported that a 60 year old female tenant had smashed a window. The manager was injured and required treatment by ambulance attendants. The matter is still under investigation.
March 14 at 2 pm police were called to a residence in downtown Ashcroft where the owner had apprehended two young teenagers who had been throwing rocks at his vehicles. One managed to smash a driver’s side window. Police took custody of the boys and turned them over to their parents for discipline. One of the parents agreed to pay for the damaged window.
March 14 at 11:30 pm police were called to assist BC ambulance with a possible intoxicated male in the Oasis parking lot. It turned out that the 64 year old Hagwilget male was having a diabetic incident. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and released to his daughter.
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March 15 at 8:50 pm police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 99 about 10 km from the junction with Hwy 97. A 26 year old Cache Creek woman lost control of her Land Rover while successfully avoiding a deer on the highway. The vehicle suffered minor damage but had to be towed out of the ditch. The driver was not hurt.
Trans Am stolen in 70 Mile On the afternoon of March 5, the Clinton RCMP received a complaint regarding a possible stolen vehicle and trailer from a local residence in the 8000 Block of Cariboo Hwy 97 in 70 Mile House. Witness information indicated that on March 4, around 2:30 p.m. there were at least two Caucasian males on the property loading the homeowner’s car onto a flat deck trailer. The car taken without consent was a 1984 red Pontiac Trans-Am. A red, mid 2000 Dodge Ram that may have been used to pull the
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trailer. The trailer in question is a 2007 – 18 foot ‘Ubuilt’ double axel enclosed trailer with BC licence plate UXW73L. One of the suspects seen on the property was described as: white male, mid 30’s, curly hair, glasses and wearing an unknown descript ball cap. If you have any information regarding the possible whereabouts of these vehicles, please contact the Clinton RCMP at 250-4592221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800222-8477(TIPS). Submitted
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Showcasing local business Spring is here, in case you haven’t noticed. Come celebrate the first day of Spring at the upcoming third annual Spring Into Action at the Cache Creek Community Hall and support the Cache Creek Youth Group while you’re at it. This is a venue for local entrepreneurs who would like to either debut or promote their home-based businesses and hand crafted products, as well as for local groups who promote outdoor activities and healthy life style choices. Let’s celebrate Spring and all the wonderful activities, home businesses and local products in Cache Creek and Ashcroft! Proceeds from admission go to the Cache Creek Youth Group, which is growing in popularity and attendance! The youth group meets at the hall or at the Cache Creek Park. We play team building games, create artwork and crafts as well as make snacks. The youth are ages 10 to 15 and are enjoying having something fun to do on a Fri-
day Night! The next youth group is March 27 at 6pm and we will meet at the Cache Creek Park. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, door prizes as well as a food concession operated by the Cache Creek Elementary School PAC. There will be many tantalizing products and local groups such as Scentsy, Epicure, Hoops & Poops (worm castings), Watkins, Geocaching demonstration, Zumba by Krystal, Sage & Sands Pony Club, Baking by Jeannette Renz, Stamps by Sandra Nixon, Baby Beanies by KC, Organo Gold Coffee, Soap Nuts, Mary Kay, and much more! Admission is by donation to the food bank, or to the Cache Creek Youth Group. Spring Into Action takes place at the Cache Creek Community Hall on Stage Road on Saturday, March 21 from 10am-2pm. To book a table for Spring Into Action contact Marcie Down at 778-2076957. Proceeds for the table rentals go to the Youth Group. Marcie Down
Dorene Turnball (left) was one of last year’s vendors at the annual Spring Into Action home-based business show in Cache Creek. Turnball was selling natural soap nuts and products made from them, and was one of several vendors at the show.
Completion rates exceed goal
Vendors and customers at the Cache Creek Market chat.
Cache Creek Market returns in May Cache Creek Market returns on May 2 for what it hopes is another successful season. The Market, which began in 2011 as a project of the Cache Creek Beautification Society, is a combination of Farmer and Flea. That is, vendors of home grown, home baked and home made are welcomed to set up a table, as are people bringing flea market or rummage items. Last year, the most successful yet with as many as 19 vendors present on one day, saw a variety of items that often changed from week to week, from locally-grown
vegetable bedding plants to art work, fresh fruit, hand painted bird houses, collectibles, freshly made bannock, pies and preserves, to herb plants and handmade soaps. The Market is set up at the main intersection on the old Esso property which the Village leases and allows the Market to use. Volunteers are looking at ways to increase the Market’s success. Assisted by a very generous donation from Second Time Around, the Market plans to put a storage shed on the property to store extra tables and shade canopies for
vendors who can’t transport their own. Volunteers are also considering holding an indoor Market once a month over the Winter months in the Community Hall as a way to provide a year-round Market for vendors and customers. The same group puts on the annual Seedy Saturday in February and the organizers see many similarities between the two activities, with opportunities to expand them both. The Cache Creek Market operates every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm from May to October. Vending sites are free on Opening Day, May 2.
Incorrect information used by the Ministry of Education has caused School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) to re-assess its completion data, which shows the number of students who have completed their graduation requirements. The revised results show that the District is far above its targets in all areas, not below, as the initial report from the MoE indicated. In late December the MoE released its completion report for the 2013/14 school year, and also released the names of students identified as “not completing” in that year. Schools were provided with the names of these students, and asked to indicate the status of the learners in question. The District reviewed the evidence based on information provided by the schools. The MoE had identified 38 SD74 students as “not completing” in the 2013/14 school year. The District, after consultation with area schools, ascertained that of those students 18 had moved out of Gold Trail (14 had moved out of province); four were continuing with school (seven-year or adult graduation programs); three had graduated (one Dogwood, two Evergreen); and 13 self-selected to withdraw. The results highlight the challenge of including completion data within the Superintendent’s Report on Achievement, without having access to all pertinent data, and shows the importance of first reviewing, and including, District data. It also shows the fluidity of the Gold Trail student population, and indicates that District schools know their learners, past
and present. The adjusted six-year completion rate for the 2013/14 school year shows: For all students: 88 per cent (an increase of 21 per cent from the initial report; 11 per cent above the District target). For Indigenous students: 82 per cent (an increase of 21 per cent from the initial report; 16 per cent above target). For Non-Indigenous students: 95 per cent (an increase of 17 per cent from the initial report; one per cent above target). For male students: 82 per cent (an increase of 19 per cent from the initial report; five per cent above target). For female students: 94 per cent (an increase of 22 per cent from the initial report; 17 per cent above target). “The SD74 (Gold Trail) Board of Education, and other Boards in the province, are requesting that the Ministry of Education develop a new process that will facilitate an accurate reporting of information on completion rates,” says SD74 Board Chair Carmen Ranta. “More importantly, we ask that this information is not made public until it is more accurate. It is alarming and disrespectful to schools and communities when errors and inaccurate information portray completion rates that are poor in our District, when in fact they are very good, and improving. “The public deserves accurate information, and we hope to work together with the Ministry of Education to provide this in future.” Submitted
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Water protection before it’s too late Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink, observed the Ancient Mariner. Besides the Vernal Equinox (Spring) on the 20th, this week we also observe World Water Day on March 22. We live in a beautiful country, generous with its fresh water and fertile land. It’s hard to imagine not having clean water at our disposal. Canada is home to one fifth of the world’s freshwater and hosts the third-largest volume of renewable freshwater resources after Brazil and Russia. I grew up on the Great Lakes, which provide much of that freshwater we boast about. I can tell you first hand, that the water I was exposed to was extremely polluted from years of untreated industrial effluent. Still, we drank it, we swam in it. There was no other choice. Cleaning up the Great Lakes has challenged Ontario and the affected states for years. It would have been much easier to protect them from the beginning, but the promise of industry and jobs made everyone turn a blind eye to what was happening. It’s not only the Great Lakes. Recent environmental catastrophes such as British Petroleum’s (BP) “oil spill” in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 (4.9 million barrels estimated) and the Fukushima Dailchi nuclear meltdown in 2011 caused by a devastating tsumani have added huge amounts of toxic waste to an already shaky environment. If you are a fish or seafood lover, you’ve probably noticed a difference in the quality of commercial product, most of it being exposed to increasing amounts of pollution.
With water and sustainable development being this year’s focus of the United Nations General Assembly, take some time to learn about water-related issues, its sustainable use and how we can protect this precious resource.
Don’t take fresh water for granted. We see water as a renewable resource, but it may not always be so. As this winter has been strangely devoid of the snow we’re used to expecting, it may be that the climate change we keep hearing about will make this a normal occurance rather than just a blip. We may find ourselves sharing California’s unending drought. Water is precious: let’s take care of it.
A JUVENILE BALD EAGLE flies over the hillside beside the Thompson As we age, there is much truth to the old saying: An ounce of prevention is worth of pound of cure. This means staying active and eating sensibly, for starters. In Ashcroft and Jackie Tegart Cache Creek, there are sevMLA, Fraser Nicola eral programs and services to help seniors to live well. Better at Home is a program that helps seniors continue living independently British Columbians are living in their own homes and remain conlonger. That’s the great news. How- nected with their community by proever, the longer we live, the more like- viding simple non-medical services. ly we are to need additional forms of The B.C. government funds the program, United Way of the Lower Maincare. Seniors in the Ashcroft and Cache land manages it, and local non-profit Creek areas, however, are in good groups provide the services. Seniors Fit for Life is a fitness hands. There is a wealth of services and agencies for seniors in this region. program offered in Cache Creek to It is my personal belief – and a pri- help area seniors improve their health ority of the B.C. government – that and fitness. It is held every Monday, quality of life for seniors is enhanced Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to when they can stay in their commun- 10:30 a.m. at the Cache Creek Comities, in familiar surroundings and munity Hall. For seniors who no longer live in close to family and friends.
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their own homes, the Thompson View Manor Society has been providing affordable housing in Ashcroft since 1976. This non-profit society owns and operates the Thompson View Manor, a 15-suite, low-income housing complex for seniors who are able to live independently. The society’s adjacent Thompson View Lodge is a 10-suite assisted-living complex for seniors who require some support while living on their own. And of course, for people who have medical appointments in Kamloops, Health Connections Transit Services provides inexpensive transportation from both Ashcroft and Cache Creek. People are certainly living healthier, longer lives in B.C. The ability to stay in their familiar environment is one of the reasons, and I can assure you as your MLA that I will work hard to make life for our seniors even better. If I can be of assistance please contact my Constituency Office in Ashcroft at 250 453-9726.
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VICTORIA – March has been ment review” of the good ship a good month for the B.C. NDP, AGLG that was given to the NDP by and it’s been a while since I’ve a seasick crew member. been able to say that. It described chaos below decks, Opposition critics fired a with “shifting priorities and unclear shot amidships at the B.C. Liberdirection,” as well as “wasted time al government when they began and work” and “inefficient use of Tom Fletcher questioning the lack of progress consultant and staff resources.” email@example.com by the new Auditor General for Worse, the review noted a huLocal Government. man resources monitor had been staThis experimental vessel tioned at the office for most of Januwas launched in Premier Christy ary to maintain a “respectful workClark’s leadership campaign, and place for all employees.” two years after it set sail, it is list“A peacekeeper,” as NDP leading, taking on water and in danger of sinking. er John Horgan described the grim scene. “This is like we’re The original idea was to expand the B.C. Auditor Gener- in Cyprus.” al’s office so it could check the financial performance of loThen it was confirmed that when the AGLG board tried cal governments too. Business groups were concerned about to conduct a performance review, Ruta’s response was to municipal taxes going up too quickly, with staff growing hire a lawyer. Ruta seems to be decisive when protecting even as the province grappled with a hiring freeze. her job, if not when hiring, running the office or meeting her Mayors and councillors began to talk of mutiny over that own work targets. plan, protesting that their budgets are already required to Whatever goodwill had been restored with local governbalance and are subject to annual audits. ments over this experiment is likely gone. Municipal staffers But this will be “performance auditing,” Clark insisted, have been dealing with new auditor demands as their counnot just making sure the figures add up. It will determine the cils grind away at their own budgets, and now they see signs public is receiving “value for money” on projects like arenas that what they have contributed may well have been swept and services like police, by comparing different communoverboard. ities’ results. A new AGLG office opened in Surrey. Oakes remains on deck, eyes fixed on the horizon. An The “value for money” promise is on the rocks. The audit of capital procurement in Rossland is finally scheduled government appointed a quasi-independent board (hello, to be done by the end of March, she said. Similar reports on BC Ferries and TransLink) that hired chartered accountant Delta and Sechelt are due in April. The latest revision of that Basia Ruta, a veteran of the federal Auditor General office schedule is underway, no doubt in another series of long, who had also served as chief financial officer at Environacrimonious meetings. ment Canada and had done local government audits in priClark addressed the situation in her last question period vate practice. before the legislature’s spring break this week. She didn’t NDP local government critic Selina Robinson started have a lot to say about the AGLG’s voyage of the damned, asking why this office has spent $5.2 million and produced mostly familiar rhetoric about “lower taxes, less red tape” only one audit out of a promised 18. Community Minister and so on. Coralee Oakes, a former Quesnel councillor in her first cabinet post, allowed that there had been some rough water but Tom Fletcher is legislature rethere is smooth sailing ahead. porter and columnist for Black Then came a big leak, in the form of a “work environPress.
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The old bridge will be remembered in salvaged souvenirs Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Raise a glass of something and toast the Irish! The big news is, of course, the removal of the bridge. It looks very strange not to see it there. There was a good crowd out last week to see the last two pieces taken out by the largest crane most of us have ever seen. It is sad to see this piece of history hauled away. I understand it will be recycled; I’d love to know what its next life will look like. Many folks have purchased, by donation, a piece of rail, or a commemorative piece of concrete with a plaque stating the years of the bridge. Thanks so much to Steve Rice and the TNRD for having the idea, and for organizing it all. Thanks too to Arnie Oram for assisting with the delivery of the rails. The donations will go to the SBCC and the SBFD, thanks to all that have made donations. The SBCC has as piece of rail to go up at the hall. It will be nice to have a little bit of the history at the hall. I mentioned it in last month’s column, but here’s a re-
minder - the Bridging to Literacy committee has engaged Richard Wagamese to come and speak in our communities. One of Canada’s foremost Indigenous authors and storytellers, Richard has been a professional writer since 1979. His impressive body of work includes six novels, a book of poetry and five non-fiction titles, including two memoirs and an anthology of his newspaper columns. Richard has been honoured with many, many awards recognizing his achievements in writing. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to Richard speak about his work. There are two opportunities to catch Richard on March 19: at Ashcroft Secondary school at 1:30 and at 5 in Spences Bridge at Clemes Hall on Hwy 8. There will be light finger food snacks, (pot luck sandwiches, cookies, etc.) after the Spences Bridge talk.
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If you’re interested in our town spring clean-up, meet at the Post Office on Saturday, March 28 at 10 am. This is our annual cleaning up of our highways and byways. We break off in pairs and take a stretch of road, and in two hours or so, and MANY bags of garbage later we have a litter free community! Come join us for a little exercise, some visiting, and a great sense of accomplishment! We’ll gather for lunch when we’re finished and share a meal together as we pat each other on the back. Thanks to the TNRD for supplying the bags, vests, and picker-uppers. Our TV society is very pleased to announce that we finally have CBC Kamloops and NOT CBC North! Yippee! Thanks so much to Jim Ryan and Alex Kinasewich for all their hard work and perseverance! Plans are in place for a fantastic Easter Sunday celebration! Chocolate egg hunt, face painting, three legged
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Don’t forget about our monthly bingo on the third Monday of the month. We have finally made the move into the 21st Century and bought paper bingo cards! Personally, I will miss the old cardboard sliders. Now I have to get a dabber I guess. The bingo is picking up in popularity, so come on out and try your hand at winning. Early bird games start at 6:30, regular at 7. There are concession snacks available (sometimes Craig’s famous chili!) I’m looking forward to the return of Zumba! We are very fortunate to have the skills of instructor Karen Savage shared with us now TWICE a week! Thanks to Karen for making the effort to come to us, we usually have to travel for everything, so this is great! Come dance your way to a fitter you – noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s more affordable if you pay in advance for four classes (and increases the chance you’ll go!) or pay a little bit more for drop in. Wear comfy clothes and runners – bring your water bottle. Desert Daze details are beginning to fall into place; I am delighted to announce some of our confirmed musicians! Ashcroft favourites Spiritus Mundii, Nadine Davenport, John Kidder and Jennifer Ferguson are back, as well as the Spences Bridge favourite, Flat Busted. From Merritt, Bobby Garcia and the Six Strings (they were awesome at the Steelhead Shuffle), From Kamloops, Bluesfoot, and from Vancouver; bluegrass trio The Honky Tonk Dilettantes, and a four piece country band led by Warren Murfit. And that sweet girl Haley Hendryx is coming back! We are awaiting confirmation from several other bands, so next month I will have more to announce – go “Like” Desert Daze on Face book, and follow to keep up on announcements and news! We are keeping our prices low for a weekend pass – so affordable!
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races, sack races, and the favourite raw egg toss! This is a community event open to everyone – not just families; come for the picnic, wiener roast and join in the fun.
The Farmer’s Flea Market that will start up on the May long weekend and every Sunday afterwards would love to get a few more folks to help manage a Sunday and help out the organizers. Many hands make light work and all that… More about the market next month. Our last regular meeting had to be cancelled due to too many members sick, injured or otherwise. We have rescheduled for Wednesday March 25 at 7pm. Check out our Face book page for updates, news and announcements. Comments and questions will be answered there, or you can contact me at email@example.com
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High school hosts Coffee House fundraiser Fun with Charades at UniTea
UniTea will be hosting another fun and hilarious night of Charades at a Family Fun Games Night on Thursday, March 19 from 7-9:30pm. Other games available are dominos, Monopoly, chess, checkers, cards, crib and lots of fun and simple games for kids of all ages! Bring down the whole family, challenge your neighbours to some fun! Lots of toys as well. A free event at UniTea Tea Room 100-210 Railway Ave. in Ashcroft. (250) 453-9345 for more information.
Old-time mountain music and comforting cuisine Mar 21
Join co-hosts Creative Cow Productions and The Grand Central Station for a Dinner Concert featuring the fabulous acoustic duo of Jason & Pharis Romero on Saturday, March 21 at Ashcroft’s newest eatery - The Grand Central Station restaurant on Railway Ave. This co-production is the first of many in collaboration with Nadine Davenport Owner/Presenter from UniTea Tea Room. Doors open at 5:30pm with music starting at 7:30pm. Tix are available for the Dinner/Show and just for the Show and are now available in advance at UniTea Tea Room and The Grand Central. Close your eyes and let the music take you to the front porch of some Appalachian cabin, kicking back with a banjo and guitar and some sweet tea.
CREATIVE CURRENT Nadine Davenport creativecurrent@ telus.net Rooted in the old-time mountain music of Virginia and Tennessee, their approach is an unpretentious and simple with one single microphone between the two - for that Grand Ol Opry sound. What’s better for a bluegrass and folk enthusiast than handcrafted banjos made out of gourds and specially selected wood? Hearing them played by the people who made them, especially when those people also happen to be one of B.C.’s most beloved folk duos. The duo has just returned from an extremely successful overseas tour, as well as some busy stopovers throughout B.C. and Alberta, performing with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café tour. It is clear listening to the new album that the Romeros have grown musically together in such a way as to create a masterpiece of soulful bluegrass. From traditional ballads to blues driven and swinging tunes, the duo have crafted music that evokes the old soul of Americana. This will be a show to remember folks - get your tickets now!
Jam Night at UniTea
This month Music Jam Night at UniTea Tea Room is on Thursday, March 26 from 6:30-9:30pm Bring your guitars, drums and song books. For more info (250) 453-9345.
Hang out at “The VibeBrary”
The Community is invited to check out some great local talent to raise funds for an amazing opportunity for a few budding Student Poets and performers. Come and enjoy ‘The Vibe-Brary - a fine arts Coffee House’ presented by the Students of Ashcroft Senior Secondary on Wednesday, March 25 from 7-9pm. You’ll see; Students Poets and performers, student artwork and photography and local guest performers. All proceeds will go towards sending the school’s Creative Writing Team to a Slam Poetry Competition in Vancouver. Let’s support the kids on this amazing creative adventure!!
Rick Scott comes to Ashcroft
Get your tickets in advance for Singer, Songwriter and Dulcimer Ace Rick Scott, an award winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. See CREATIVE on p. 8
Notice of Memorial/Celebration of Life in Honour of Rocky (Bernard) Rokstad March 20, 1924 – February 16, 2015 Rocky was born in Tromso Norway moving to the City of Vancouver BC with his parents Halfdan and Anna at 3 years of age. His family later moved to property on Otter Road, Aldergrove where he attended school at the South Otter School. Rocky was born with music in his blood, at a young age he would visit neighbours and listened to music on the radio, returning home to practice playing the harmonica and later the accordion, he eventually played up to seven instruments. The band leader with his first professional musician’s job bought him a Hohner piano style accordion. Rocky was a proficient musician who developed his own unique accordion style, he later formed a band called Rocky’s Rhythm Ramblers. This band played for many of the numerous small hall dances in the Fraser Valley and later in communities throughout BC where he lived. Rocky had an adventurous spirit. As a teenager he worked as a deckhand on a fishing trawler where he travelled from Vancouver to the QC Islands, he later tried his hand as a logger on Vancouver Island. He landed a job with the Boundary Commission surveying the International boundary between Canada and the US. He travelled to Alaska aboard the ocean liner SS Princess Louise, playing in the lounge along the way. His stint in Alaska was spent in Haines where he played in the local music hall. Upon returning to Aldergrove Rocky met the love of his life, Lillian, they married in 1948. Their 61 years together brought many life adventures in the Cariboo area of BC where most of their 9 children were born. They made their way up the Fraser Canyon where Rocky worked as a construction worker building the railway tunnels. Once in the Cariboo Rocky logged with horses and ran a small sawmill for many years until he began his career as a faller with BC Hydro survey department falling “right of way” on most major transmission lines in BC as well as constructing some of the hydro stations. When you look at seemingly impossible sites for transmission power lines Rocky has traversed most of them multiple times. Hydro re-located him to Smithers where his family lived for many years while Rocky continued to work around BC. Rocky was blessed with a long healthy life and clear mind, passing one month short of his 91st birthday. Predeceased by his wife Lillian, April 2010, Rocky is survived by his family Barb (Wilf), Gloria (Randy) Donna (Tom) Bernie (Jeanne) Vicky, Sherry (Rob) Colleen (Stubbs) Chuck (Lori) and Bonnie (Rick), 19 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Clinton Community Hall on April 4, 2015 at 2 PM followed by an afternoon gathering and later a Celebration of Life to include both live and recorded music as a fitting family tribute to Rocky in honour of his love of music. For further information please visit the facebook event “Rocky’s Celebration of Life.”
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March 20: Movie Night in Ashcroft! Showing The Bible - Part 1. FREE admission, refreshments by donation. Location: 401 Bancroft Street (Zion United Church Hall). All are welcome. March 23: Cache Creek Council meets at 4:30 pm in the Village Office. Everyone welcome to attend. March 25: Join Ashcroft Secondary students for a Fine Arts Coffee House 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the high school. Songs, readings, art and photography display; some items for sale. Admission by donation; refreshments available. All proceeds to support a Creative Writing field trip. April 2: Maundy Thursday Supper; 5:30 PM at Zion United Church Hall, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft. Potluck meal (in serving dishes to be passed around dining table - no crockpots, please). A joint event of the Anglican and United congregations. Everyone most welcome. April 3: Good Friday Service; 11 AM at Zion United, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft. Shared service of the Anglican and United Church congregations. Everyone welcome. April 5: Easter Sunrise Service at Zion United; 7 AM, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft. All are welcome. April 5: Easter Sunday worship at Zion United; 10:50 AM with Rev. Wayne Atkinson presiding. 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft. Everyone most welcome. April 7: Zion UCW regular monthly meeting in Church Hall at 2 PM (401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft). An open and warm invitation is extended to all United Church women. April 16: “Living Well & Leaving Well” workshop 10:30 am Ashcroft River Inn. No charge, RSVP by April 11 (limited seating). Info: 250-453-9802 firstname.lastname@example.org. April 17: Ashcroft Art Club’s 48th annual Fine Art Show & Sale opening night. The Show runs from Apr. 18-21 at St. Alban’s Hall, noon to 5 pm.
His gift for combining wacky humour and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following from four generations around the world. The performance is part of WRAPS’ concert series. Scott will be in Ashcroft on Sunday, April 12 for a 3pm Matinee show. Tix available at UniTea, The Bakery and Natures Gifts.
man’s induction into the mystique and magical world of the Shaman. Enjoy songs and stories that will open your heart on Saturday, April 25. Doors at 6:30pm - shows starts at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door or in advance. Drop by UniTea to buy your ticket or phone (250) 453-9345 to reserve. Limited to the first 30 people only.
Spring Interlude Jam Session in Cache Creek Apr 12
Next Family Movie Apr 25 with ‘Paddington Bear’
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Enjoy a night out and meet local musicians! If you play, sing or just want to dance come and enjoy an incredible night out on April 11 at the Cache Creek Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm, bring your instrument and your musical talent! Drum kit will be set up. Refreshments, tea and coffee. Admission by donation to CCES PAC. All ages welcome. For more information contact Marcie Down (778) 207-6957 or see Cache Creek Activities on Facebook. All proceeds go to support the Cache Creek Elementary School Music Program! Support our future musicians!
Author & Songwriter Tom Coles at UniTea April 25
The night will celebrate both the release of Tom’s new book Spirit Talker - The Legend of Nakosis as well as his great gift of music and songs. Spirit Talker tells the fantastical story of one young
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April 26: Communities in Bloom Plant Swap at 10 a.m. sharp. Heritage Park in Ashcroft. Donation of plants accepted at 9:30. May 2: Cache Creek Market’s opening day. Farmers and Fleas welcome! 9 am - 1 pm at the main intersection next to Chums.
The Village of Cache Creek presents another fun Family Movie Night at the Cache Creek Community Hall. The feature movie this month is ‘Paddington Bear’. Bring the whole family to see this wonderful movie on Friday, April 25. Admission at the door. Doors open at 6 pm with the Movie starting at 6:30 pm. There will be popcorn and goodies available for purchase at the concession supporting Cache Creek Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council. Follow the journey as a bear living in the Peruvian rainforest is forced to leave his home following an earthquake. Dubbed ‘Paddington’, he makes his way to England to begin a new life and finds himself a new home with Henry and Mary Brown. Just as he begins to get use to life in London, and his new home with the Brown family, things take a turn for the worse.
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Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 as follows: Copies of all current qualifications MUST be included with your application. Mail or In Person:
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The Desert Bells Hand Bell Choir will return for a Spring Concert at 3 pm on Sunday, May 3 at the Pentecostal Church in Cache Creek. The concert will feature the Bell Choir and other local ensembles and soloists. Desert Bells Handbell Choir is an intergenerational group that rehearses on Thursday evenings in Cache Creek Elementary School.
The Community Band meets every Sunday afternoon at Ashcroft Elementary School under the direction of David Dumont, the school district’s music teacher. Haven’t picked up your instrument in years? No problem – most of the band is in the same boat. There’s no pressure to perform like a professional. The band is still young and is looking for flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets, tubas, French horns, oboes and more. Music is provided, please bring your own instruments. Every Sunday, 2-4 pm in the band room near the back of the school. Use the side entrance.
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Arnot to sit on rural council Black Press Members of the newly-formed rural advisory council were named by the Minister of Forests Steve Thomson and MLA Donna Barnett last week, and Community Futures Sun Country manager Deb Arnot is one of them. The 14 members come from different areas of the province, from McBride to Skidegate and from Port McNeill to Dawson Creek. Of the 87 people nominated for the council, 11 were from the Cariboo. Barnett, who will co-chair the council, said choosing the members was a tough decision. “Quite a few of us sat down in government and looked into diversity, and people in some regions that had an affiliation with the mountain pine beetle coalitions.” The rural advisory council has emerged out of the work of the pine beetle coalitions, Barnett said. All of the selected members have strong business backgrounds, and many have experience in municipal politics. Besides her involvement with Community Futures, Arnot and her husband have co-owned and operated a logging company for the past nine years. She has a long history in community involvement and received a 2011 British Columbia Community Achievement Award. Council members also include Geri Collins of Kamloops, Tom Hoffman of Williams Lake, Susan Clovechok of Fairmont Hot Springs, Bill Holmberg of Houston, Chief Roy Jones Jr. of Skidegate, Sue Kenny of Dawson
Creek, Jonathan Lok of Port McNeill, Grace McGregor of Christina Lake, David Pernarowski of Terrace, Chris Pieper of Armstrong, Sylvia Pranger of Agassiz, Gerry Thiessen of Vanderhoof, and Eric (Rick) Thompson of McBride. “There are promising economic opportunities on the horizon for B.C. and we want to ensure that small and rural communities share fully in the benefits,” Thomson said in a press release. Barnett said she is hopeful the council will advise government on initiatives and policies that will make rural B.C. a better and easier place to live. “We’ll be looking at ways to generate economics. In many of our little communities, because of the pine beetle we have lost a lot of jobs.” The initial focus for the council will be to provide advice on rural economic development, including rural access to capital and business development support for rural entrepreneurs and businesses. The council will also advise on rural community capacity building, including the Rural Dividend. Barnett said for rural B.C. the council probably has the biggest scope of any group advising government. The first meeting of the council is scheduled to take place in Victoria, March 26 at the legislature and on the 27 at one of the government agency’s buildings. “It’s very exciting,” Barnett said. “I haven’t met most of these people in person. I have had discussions with them on the phone, but that’s about it.”
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Winner chosen from many entries Dear Editor I would like to add a little to the text on the Rememberence Day Poster by Bailey Pollard that was featured in last week’s Journal. Bailey won first place for the A.E.S. poster contest back in November. Her poster, along with all first and second place posters from our zone, was sent to our Zone Commander to select one poster to forward on to Dominion for all of Canada. Our zone includes the schools from Lytton, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Merritt, Kamloops, Barrier, Clearwater-Vavenby. To come in second place from all these schools is quite an accomplishment.
I would like to say again congratulations, Bailey. We look forward to your poster this November. Glen Joss Legion Poppy Chair
Thank you to all who helped family Dear Editor I would like to take the opportunity to thank, in public, all the medical staff and employees at Ashcroft hospital, as well as the equally important ambulance crews at the BC Ambulance station in Ashcroft. To all of you who have been involved with my father, I thank you all for your care, patience and consideration of him. Peter Clark Ashcroft
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Due to the Easter long weekend, Residential garbage for the Sage and Sands Mobile Home Park and Old Cariboo Road, WILL NOT be picked up on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, but will be picked up on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
NOTICE is hereby given that Cache Creek Council will hold a public hearing on the following bylaw:
Commercial garbage WILL be picked up on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 and on Easter Monday, April 6, 2015.
for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to the Cache Creek Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaws at 7:00 PM, Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Village of Cache Creek Council Chambers.
The Village of Cache Creek also advises that regular Wednesday Commercial garbage pick up will resume on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and will continue for the summer months.
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Bylaw No. 776, 2015 - cited as“Village of Cache Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 423, 1990 Amendment Bylaw No. 776, 2015.” for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to the Cache Creek Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaws at 7:00 PM, Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Village of Cache Creek Council Chambers. Applicant: Dwight Toews Purpose:
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At the public hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaw. Any person wishing to inspect the proposed bylaw may do so at the Village of Cache Creek Municipal Office, 1389 Quartz Road, Cache Creek B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, until Monday, April 13, 2015. If you wish to make a written submission please forward your submission to: Village of Cache Creek 1389 Quartz Road PO Box 7 Cache Creek, B.C. V0K 1H0 Fax: 250-457-9192 Please ensure that it is received, by our office, no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015. Dan Plamondon, M. Arch. Chief Administrative Officer
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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PARKS MAINTENANCE POSITION The Village of Ashcroft has one (1) position available in the Parks Department for the summer months. This position is a union position (CUPE Local 900), would run from early May to Labour Day and would be for 40 hours per week at $19.29 per hour. This position will be of interest to anyone with a love of the outdoors. As the successful candidate will be working in public facilities he/ she should be comfortable dealing with people and be prepared to answer general questions. Applicants must also hold a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence. Duties would include all aspects of park maintenance as well as occasional janitorial duties.
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POOL POSITIONS The Village of Ashcroft requires the following personnel for the Ashcroft Pool during the 2015 season. These are Union positions (CUPE, Local 900) and the necessary qualifications are outlined below:
POOL SUPERVISOR Requires a background in Business Administration with experience in handling cash, supervising employees and public relations. The rate of pay is $21.42 per hour. This position runs from mid-May through to Labour Day. Hours of work vary from approximately 20 – 35 hours per week.
SWIM INSTRUCTOR National Lifeguard Service Award Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate CPR Certificate The rate of pay is $18.66 per hour. One position runs from mid-May through to Labour Day and the second position is from July 1st through to Labour Day. Hours of work vary from approximately 20 – 35 hours per week.
LIFEGUARD National Lifeguard Service Award Red Cross Aqua Leader Certificate CPR Certificate The rate of pay is $16.82 per hour. This position runs from mid-May through to Labour Day. Hours of work vary from approximately 20 – 35 hours per week. Qualified individuals are invited to submit their resumes, and the dates they are available for employment, by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 to: Village of Ashcroft PO Box 129 Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 Phone: (250) 453-9161 Fax: (250) 453-9664 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This position is open to male and female applicants. Copies of all current qualifications must be included with your resume.
Applications must be received on or before Friday, March 27, 2015. Applicants must be available for an interview on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Please send your resume along with a covering letter to:
The Village will contact those applicants whom it wishes to consider after the closing date. Applicants not contacted by April 30th are thanked for their interest.
Facsimile and email applications are acceptable, but the Village of Cache Creek assumes no responsibility for receiving any application sent in that manner.
402-4th Street P.O. Box 190, Ashcroft, B.C.
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Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills and be highly organized, with the ability to use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
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Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Thursday, March 19, 2015
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT MUSEUM POSITION The Village of Ashcroft has a position available in the Ashcroft Museum for the summer months. This position would run the beginning of June to the end of August and would be for 40 hours per week at $11.25 per hour. This position will be of interest to anyone with a love of history. Duties would include greeting guests, answering general questions as well as janitorial duties. These positions are designed for students who will be returning to a secondary or post-secondary institution in the fall.
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The Village is an equal opportunity employer and these positions are open to both male and female applicants. Interested parties are invited to submit their Resumes to the following address by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 1. Village of Ashcroft PO Box 129 Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 Phone: 250-453-9161 Fax: 250-453-9664 Email: email@example.com IN FIND IT THE CLASSIFIEDS
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Best Apartments in the area!
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Clinton will hold a Public Hearing in the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 1423 Cariboo Highway in Clinton, on Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 6:30 pm prior to the regular Council meeting for those who wish to make a presentation regarding a REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PERMIT for Lot 21 Clinton Townsite Lillooet District (1522 Cariboo Hwy). The Village of Clinton has received a request from the owner of the property located at Lot 21 Clinton Townsite Lillooet District (1522 Cariboo Hwy) near the “As the Crow Flies Country Store” to have a greenhouse located on the vacant lot. The property is currently zoned C-1 Downtown Commercial and a greenhouse is not one of the permitted uses. The owner has requested a Temporary Permit in order to determine whether a greenhouse will become a permanent service to the community. A Temporary Permit can only be issued for a two year period with the option to renew for a further two years. Should the owner wish to maintain the greenhouse on a permanent basis the zoning can be changed or the greenhouse classification could be added to the current zoning. If you deem your interests to be affected by this Temporary Permit please submit your comments in writing or attend the Public Hearing and you will be given an opportunity to be heard. If you require information regarding this Temporary Permit please contact the Village office at 250-459-2261. Tom Dall, CAO
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 The Journal
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OFFERS END MARCH 31ST ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Trax LS, Trax LS Air &Auto and of an Equinox LS FWD. Freight ($1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. † Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickup models delivered in Canada between March 3rd and March 31st, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $500 credit available on Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Trax, Malibu (expect LS). $750 credit available on others Chevrolet vehicles (except Colorado 2SA, Camaro Z28, Malibu LS, Silverado Light Duty and Heavy Duty). Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between March 3rd – March 31st 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,000 credit available on Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Trax, Malibu (expect LS) ; $1,500 credit available on other eligible Chevrolet vehicles (except Chevrolet Colorado 2SA, Camaro Z28 and Malibu LS). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. *Visit onstar.ca for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on select vehicle models and in select markets. Customers will be able to access OnStar services only if they accept the OnStar User Terms and Privacy Statement (including software terms). OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. After the trial period (if applicable), an active OnStar service plan is required. **Start your vehicle: Services vary by model and conditions. Requires factory installed and enabled remote start. Lock and unlock your doors: Services vary by model and conditions. Requires automatic door locks. From anywhere in Canada: Require a cellular and a Wi-Fi connection. ***The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased or leased a new eligible 2015 MY Chevrolet (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco® oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 km, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †† Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. > Based on WardsAuto.com 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control and StabiliTrak. ^*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). +Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded 2015 Trax and Equinox the 2015 Top Safety Pick Plus Award when equipped with available forward collision alert. ‡ Purchase prices include a cash credit of $2,000 and $446 Owner Cash and apply to new 2015 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase prices of $17,995 (LS FWD) and $20,995 (LS FWD A/A) include Freight, Air Tax but exclude license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ‡‡ Purchase price includes a cash credit of $4,200 and $670 Owner Cash and apply to new 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase prices of $22,995 (LS FWD) includes Freight, Air Tax but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ¥¥ Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ^^Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.
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March 19, 2015 edition of the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal