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Garnet Peak displaced as highest mountain Keith McNeill People have assumed for many years that Garnet Peak is the highest mountain in Wells Gray Park, says Roland Neave. In fact, the peak, which dominates the view to the north as boaters travel up Clearwater Lake, is only the third highest mountain in the park. The story about the “new” highest mountain and how it was discovered will be one of the featured stories in the sixth edition of Neave's book, “Exploring Wells Gray Park,” which is to come out soon. The actual highest mountain in Wells Gray Park is an unnamed peak near the northernmost boundary of the park, about 4.5 km west of Mount Pierrway and 40 km south of McBride. The mountain's status was discovered by Roger Wallis and Bill McKenzie, climbers from Alpine Club of Canada, during an expediton in 2005. They had suspected it was higher than Garnet when they had looked at it on a map, and then confirmed its height by GPS when they climbed it. Interestingly, the pair found a cairn

Photo shows an unnamed mountain that is now believed to be the highest peak in Wells Gray Park. Photo by Roger Wallis

on the top when they arrived there, indicating that someone else had made the first ascent. Unfortunately, there were no names inside the cairn to indicate who they might be. “That's too bad. Maybe it's a local

person. We just don't know,” Neave commented. The first person to climb a mountain customarily gets the right to name it. Without knowing who did the first ascent, that right now falls on the ACC team.

At Neave's suggestion, they would like the highest peak in Wells Gray Park to be named Mount Lyons, after Chess Lyons, the surveyor who first mapped the park in 1940. C.P. Lyons is perhaps best known for

his book, “Trees, Flowers and Shrubs to know in British Columbia.” Although first printed in 1951, it is a standard field guide even today. “He did a lot for BC Parks, not just Wells Gray, but nothing is named for him in B.C.,” Neave said. The suggested name will be sent to the BC Geographical Names Office for consideration. The highest peak's elevation is put at 2,946 m. The second highest mountain in Wells Gray Park is Mt. Goodall, which is located a little over 10 km southeast of the highest peak. Its elevation is now measured at 2,930 m. Modern measurements put Garnet Peak's elevation at 2,876 m, about 16 m higher than it was thought to be before, but still leaving it in third spot. Mount Hugh Neave, which is named after Roland Neave's father and located a few kilometres north of Garnet, was thought to be the fourth highest peak in the park. In fact, it is seventh at 2,829 m. In 1974 Hugh Neave was with a party that was the first to climb Garnet Peak. They believed at the time it was the highest point in Wells Gray Park.

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A map shows the approximate location of an unnamed peak near the northern boundary of Wells Gray Park that is now believed to be the highest point in park. Garnet Peak, which was formerly thought to be the highest point, is located near where it says “Wells Gray Park” on the map. Google Maps image

Garnet Peak is the dominant mountain as seen from Clearwater Lake but it is no longer thought to be the highest mountain in Wells Gray Park. Times file photo

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Having fun in the sun Members of the Harrison family enjoy the sunshine at Dutch Lake beach on Sunday, March 22. Pictured are (l-r) Janel, Grant and baby Jase Harrison. The beach area and parking should be expanded to accommodate more people in summer, they say. Photo by Keith McNeilll

THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT NEW Bylaw Notice & Dispute Adjudication What is the TNRD Bylaw Notice Dispute Adjudication System about?

 Mail #300-465 Victoria St Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9

The new Notice Enforcement Bylaw sets out the penalties and the period for paying or disputing Bylaw Notices received for violating the provisions of the campground, building regulations, unsightly premises, dangerous dogs, zoning, solid waste, noise control and water system regulations bylaws. The bylaw also allows for a dispute adjudication system to resolve disputes in relation to issued Bylaw Notices.

When does it come in to effect? Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 2500 comes into effect April 1, 2015.

Why is the new program being introduced?

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The system is intended to resolve bylaw violations and notice disputes in a simple, cost-effective manner. The new Bylaw Notice Dispute Adjudication System will improve efficiencies in the area of paying and collecting fines as well as delivering a streamlined process to the public.

How will it affect me? If you receive a Bylaw Notice for violating one of the TNRD bylaws listed above, you will have 30 days to either pay the fine or dispute the Notice through the Dispute Adjudication System without having to go through the Provincial court system (which can take up to 6 months). An independent adjudicator will hear the dispute instead, possibly resolving the dispute in one month.

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Simplifies and expedites the dispute processes by removing minor bylaw violations from the Provincial court system; Reduces costs associated with using the court system (lawyers and the time spent by enforcement officers waiting to testify); Includes dedicated staff members (the Screening Officers) to act as a resource to help residents dealing with bylaw tickets and the dispute process. Allows residents to dispute tickets in-person, in writing or over the phone; Provides additional flexibility to encourage bylaw compliance as opposed to a strict enforcement focused system.

How do I get more information? For more information, please contact or visit the TNRD website at

Fishing club has questions about proposed mine Times Staff The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office's public comment period for the proposed Harper Creek mine near Vavenby closed on March 21 and nearly all the comments appeared to be in favor of the project. The comment period opened Feb. 19. A final federal public comment period on the environmental assessment report will be advertised later. Most of the comments posted in the latest round focussed on the positive impacts the mine would have on the area's economy. One possible exception was a series of questions posed by the president of Kamloops Fly Fishers,

who was concerned about how the mine and its tailings might impact fish. The angler wanted to know how often and where will fish be caught to compare them with base studies for size, quantity and minerals in them. Insects also need to be monitored, the fly fishing spokesperson felt. Water levels in the creeks draining from the mine site should be kept as high as possible to avoid harming fish and their habitat. Relevant information such as weather data, dust, noise and other studies should be made public on a website. Annual public meetings also should be considered, the fishing club president felt.

Harper Creek project has good 2014, says report Times Staff Acceptance by the BC Environmental Assessment Office of the environmental assessment application for its proposed Harper Creek mine was one of the highlights of 2014, according to a yearend report by Yellowhead Mining Inc. The 180-day application review period commenced on Jan. 28, 2015. Other highlights of last year included completion of an updated feasibility study for the Harper Creek project, including updated resource and reserve estimates, initial capital costs, sustaining capital costs and operating costs, and demonstrating the economic viability of the project "2014 was a turning point for Harper Creek with the acceptance of the EA Application for Harper Creek for formal review,â&#x20AC;? said Frank D. Wheatley, CEO of Yellowhead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to 2015 as the year Yellowhead receives an EA certificate for Harper Creek and begins the construction permitting phase of development."

"We are of the strong view that Harper Creek is both a permittable and a buildable project, and will provide economic development in the Thompson-Nicola region of British Columbia in an environmentally responsible fashion" added Wheatley. According to the year-end report, the company's strategy for 2015 includes: â&#x20AC;˘ Completing the review of the EA Application and receiving the EA Certificate â&#x20AC;˘ Commencing the construction permitting process for Harper Creek upon receipt of the EA Certificate â&#x20AC;˘ Continuing consultation with First Nations and all stakeholders, including the public and local communities, to address any potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of Harper Creek and the Company's mitigation strategies â&#x20AC;˘ Pursuing additional working capital to continue the ongoing development of Harper Creek Harper Creek is a proposed open pit copper-gold-silver mine that would be located about 10 km southwest of Vavenby.


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Bridges, blacktop in new Highways plan includes more B.C. transportation plan North Thompson passing lanes growing population, disabled access projects are to include accessible washrooms and curbs at highway rest areas and wheelchair accessible taxis in communities around B.C. NDP transportation critic Claire Trevena called the 10-year plan "insulting to the people of B.C.," with only three years of funding promised and most of the improvements already announced. "There are lots of vague promises that have been made for many years," Trevena said. "For instance the four-laning of the Trans-Canada to the Alberta border, finishing off the Cariboo Connector, finishing off bridges. "If you're investing in bridges, let's get some strategic analysis of our bridges, and where we need them and how we're going to pay for them."

By Tom Fletcher, Black Press A 50 per cent increase in bridge rehabilitation and 1,000 km of highway repaving each year are included in a 10-year transportation plan released last week by B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone. The plan also includes $24 million over three years to pay a provincial share of community airport improvements and an $18 million fund for bike lanes and cycling trails. A province-wide trucking strategy is also included in the plan, which restates many projects previously announced by the government. Overall the plan includes $800 million over three years to upgrade existing infrastructure and nearly $1 billion toward expansion of major highways. With an eye to an aging as well as

Times Staff The 10-year highways plan announced last week includes constructing additional passing lanes along Highway 5 between Kamloops and Tete Jaune Cache to promote safety and efficiency. This would be part of an investment of approximately $1 billion over the next three years. With more than 1,000 trucks on this corridor every day, more passing lanes are needed for safety and to reduce driver frustration, says the plan. Construction will begin this summer on a new southbound passing lane at Camp

Creek near Valemount. The plan makes note of the roundabout on Highway 5 in Clearwater, which it describes as B.C.'s first-ever roundabout on a major numbered route. The roundabout ensures safe community access to the highway and is the gateway entrance to the iconic Wells Gray Provincial Park. The plan also indicates a willingness to explore opportunities to maintain public access to resource and back-country roads, such as Clearwater River Road and the road to the Trophy Mountain flower meadows. Many back-country

roads are built by resource industry companies and are maintained only when resource activity is ongoing. Additionally, companies have an obligation to decommission these roads when their work is done. However, many of these roads provide important access to B.C.'s back-county for other business uses and recreation. Government ministries will work together with the resource industry and other stakeholders to identify priority backcountry roads and explore opportunities to maintain access to ensure they can be secured for future use and enjoyment.

Vermette gets award for years of service Robyn Rexin On Sunday, Mar. 22, ThompsonNicola Regional District Area A director Carol Schaffer presented former Vavenby fire chief Leo Vermette with an appreciation gift of a set of coasters, a blanket, and an inflatable life jacket for his years of being with the department. He was a fireman for 22 years and fire chief for 18. He has also been on the fire department's board, serving our town for a total of 29 years, the longest serving member yet. His wife, Jodie Vermette, was given flowers for having to put up with it all. Being a fire chief is not easy. One must oversee the fire department and all of its operations. The chief must also oversee the crew and everything about them. The Vavenby fire hall is always looking for more members. The presentation was made following a meeting of North Thompson Valley fire chiefs from McLure to Vavenby at the Vavenby fire hall. Those present included deputy chief Mike Savage from Blackpool, retired regional fire commissioner Bob Hickey from Kamloops, and Vavenby's fire chief Sean Dawson. Vavenby's secretary of the fire board, Charlotte Cederholm, made a lunch of ham, scalloped potatoes, peas, carrots, and angel food cake for the men to eat during the meeting.


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The offices of the District of Clearwater “Municipal Hall” and ICBC/Motor Vehicle are located at: Dutch Lake Community Centre, 209 Dutch Lake Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 Mailing Address: Box 157, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0 Tel: 250-674-2257 Fax: 250-674-2173 Early Spring Weather Brings out Ticks Precautions include:  Walking on cleared trails when in tall grass or wooded areas  Wearing a hat, long sleeves, pants, and light coloured clothing and tucking pant legs into boots  Applying insect repellent containing DEET on uncovered skin  Carefully checking clothing and scalp (covered or not) when leaving an area where ticks may live  Having a shower after returning from areas where ticks may live. Eco-Depot Hours The Eco-Depot in Clearwater will be switching to Summer Hours to take effect from April 1st, 2015. Summer hours are 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday. For more information please contact the TNRD on 1-877-377-8673.

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Carol Schaffer, TNRD director for Wells Gray Country (Area A) presents former Vavenby fire chief Leo Vermette on Sunday with gifts in appreciation of his years with the fire department. Pictured are (front, l-r) Carol Schaffer, Jodie Vermette, Leo Vermette, fire committee member Judy Tobin, (back, l-r) fire committee member Stan Hlatky, TNRD emergency services coordinator Jason Tomlin, retired regional fire commissioner Bob Hickey, Vavenby fire chief Sean Dawson, and Blackpool deputy fire chief Mike Savage. Photo by Keith McNeill

Please be aware there are new 30km speed signs posted on Park Drive, exiting the roundabout onto Park Drive, and heading west towards Robson Street. Also, did you know that traffic must stop at the bottom of the hill on Park Drive at the Clearwater Village Road intersection? New “Stop” signs have been posted to act as a reminder. We anticipate this will create a safer intersection.

Books for sale to raise money for the Schools Literacy Program

Do you have books that are now looking for a new home, or maybe you would like to find a book you haven’t yet read? The District of Clearwater has set up a table of pre-loved books for you to purchase by donation. All proceeds will go to the Clearwater Secondary School and Raft River Literacy Program.

Employment Opportunities We are currently seeking interested committed individuals for volunteer firefighting positions. No experience necessary. Must be 19 years or older with a valid Class 5 licence. We provide all necessary training. Apply in person at the Fire Hall, 336 Clearwater Village Rd. on Thursdays at 7:00pm or email


Birthday Greetings

On April 4, 2015 stop in between 2pm and 5pm to wish

Connie Sasek a Happy 80th Birthday, at the home of Helen Knight, 1272 Thompson Drive in Blackpool. No gifts please

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“Everyone Gets To Play”: All Sports Registration Day: April 2nd 2015, 3:00-6:00pm at the NTSP Pitch-In: April 18th, 2015, 9:00am-12noon at the NTSP

Upcoming Meetings of Council: Public Welcome. April 7th, 2015 April 7th, 2015

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole Meeting – 1:00pm Regular Council Meeting – 2:00pm

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“ It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing — that's the Lord's test.” - Mahalia Jackson, singer guest editorial by Ryan Meili

Growing inequality in Canada poses a health risk to all of us

Heart and Stroke Fund exceeds fundraising goal Editor, The Times: it!

Thank-you Clearwater. We did

The Heart and Stroke Clearwater Division set a goal last year to reach $5,000. This year's total was $5,035.85. Thank you to all those that were able to step up this year to make it happen. Thank you's go out to Winnie Nelson, Mary Neathway, Penny Christenson, Marilyn Collison, Vivian Allen, Diane Coughlin, Gloria Petri, Sandra Holmes, Marg Anderson, Dani Noble, Doreen Elliot, Bonnie Ruttan, Leona Nicholas, Madeline DeVooght and Sharon Young. Thank you to all the businesses that supported the Heart and Stoke this year. Thank you to Home Hardware for promoting the pins and mittens. Thank-you to BuyLow for supporting our volunteers with a warm and inviting place

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to canvass. Thank-you to Keith McNeil at the North Thompson Times for promoting the cause and Yevonne Cline for selling the red mittens. Thank you to Bonnie and Jeff at Wells Gray Inn for your tremendous support for the Heart and Stroke volunteers. Your staff at the front desk are wonderful and make my job as team captain so much easier. I look forward to another year, welcoming new volunteers, having all my volunteers from last year and years past to join us in 2016 for another successful year. You can log on to Heart and Stroke Foundation for tips and information regarding everything from recipes to research. Until next year, keep fit and have fun!

Wendy Grimm, coordinator and team captain Clearwater Division

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SASKATOON, SK/ Troy Media/ - Certain Canadian commentators are advancing a strange critique of public health, suggesting that physicians and public health experts, charged with caring for the health of Canadians, should not concern themselves with the root causes of illness and stick to a narrow range of health interventions. Fortunately, Canadian health experts have a broader and more complete understanding of how and why people get sick. They aren't satisfied with simply pulling drowning kids out of the river; though this is obviously important; they also look upstream to ask why kids are falling in the river in the first place. Decades of studies have shown conclusively that income and its distribution, education, employment, housing, food security and the wider environment have far greater impact on health outcomes than healthcare. These upstream factors touch on all aspects of public policy. Our health is determined by political choices. If we want the best for Canadians, shouldn't our political choices be determined by health? There is a growing international movement, supported by the World Health Organization, toward "Health in all Policies," an approach that has been adopted by governments around the world. The notion facing the greatest scrutiny is one that has been expressed most clearly in the British Medical Journal: "The more equally wealth is distributed, the better the health of that society." There are three key ways in which wealth inequality can lead to worse health outcomes: 1) most obvious, poverty. In a less equal society, more people live in relative disadvantage, and are

less able to afford safe housing and nutritious food or to access educational and economic opportunities. Their health suffers as a result, with people living in poverty often having life expectancies 20 or more years shorter than wealthier citizens. That can manifest in rates of diabetes, heart disease, STIs, infant and overall mortality many times greater than the rest of the city. 2) all people in less equal countries - except for the very wealthiest members of a society - suffer from worse physical and mental health even if they are at or near the top of the socioeconomic scale, whether from higher levels of crime, greater strain on the social safety net, or even higher levels of stress. 3) new evidence also suggests that it's not only the people in unequal countries who are sicker; it's their markets as well. The OECD reported in 2014 that income inequality is at its highest level in 30 years, with economic growth slowed by as much as 10 per cent in some countries as a result. An IMF study from the same year showed that redistributive policies can improve economic performance in the long term. Many experts, including economists at TD bank, are consequently calling for action on income inequality. Greater levels of inequality damage the economy, worsening the material conditions of all who participate in the economy, and with them their health and wellbeing. Given that inequality has grown significantly in Canada, with the richest 20 per cent now holding 67.4 per cent of wealth in this country, this is an issue of great concern. – Ryan Meili is an expert advisor with, a family physician in Saskatoon and founder of Upstream: Institute for A Healthy Society. @ryanmeili

Company and employee help NT Foundation Editor, The Times:

Here is a “good news” story that deserves sharing with our valley. It is about how one person performing a selfless act can have a ripple effect that becomes something lasting and substantial. It begins with one local community member who thoughtfully chose to support the North Thompson Communities Foundation through Telus, her employer. By having a wee bit taken off her pay cheque each month and it designated to the NT Communities Foundation as the recipient, Telus also ‘matched’ this amount and sent it to the Foundation (I

understand that both present and past employees of Telus have this option). Wow, what a great way for corporations and their employees to create a lasting legacy for the community where they live and work! Wait, this story continues. North Thompson Communities Foundation also offers a ‘matching‘ option for endowment funds received, So, for every dollar she donated, it has become four dollars toward the Smart and Caring Endowment Fund. And it continues on and on, as Community Foundations do not spend these funds. Only the interest earned on the invested

funds is granted back to notfor-profit organizations here in our valley to do worthwhile projects. Thank you to Telus and its employee, Diana, for ‘empowering’ our valley for years to come (the ripple continues). Watch this newspaper or check out our website for advertising about the 2015 Granting Cycle offered through the North Thompson Communities Foundation. We are accepting applications till the end of March.

Cheryl Thomas, 2015 Chairperson,North Thompson Communities Foundation

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Question of the Week

? Do you worry about distracted drivers on cellphones?

(March is Distracted Drivers Awareness Month)

Joanne Mackenzie:

Ed Mackenzie:

Yes, it does bother me. Some say they don't do it but they do.

Yes, because they're not paying attention. I think the fine for using a cellphone while driving should be higher.

Les Musselman: I don't really worry, although I don't do it myself.

Jean Porter:

Yes, it just takes your attention away from everything. It causes accidents.

Rolland Bourdages:

Completely. They're not paying attention to anyone and it's not just the drivers. They're too busy on their phones and they'll run you over.

Don't make any further cuts to postal service Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to M.P. Cathy McLeod, KamloopsThompson-Cariboo, regarding proposed reduction in service at the Clearwater Post Office.

Dear Member of Parliament:

Having just received a flyer from Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) about a possible reduction in service at Clearwater Post Office I would like the government to keep

in mind the fact that for all the increases in postage fees we have yet to see an improvement of service. Compared with the service the post offices provided 30 years ago, when it was a service to and for the people, it has now become a money-cow for the government. Canada Post is (amongst other hard to understand publicity stunts) a sponsor to such TV shows as the “Dragon Den.” Thirty years ago a letter would cost 36 cents inside the country and air mail to

Europe just twice as much – compared with $1 (bulk sales 85 cents) inside Canada and the same Air Mail at $2.50 now. At that time a letter to Europe took four days on a regular basis – compared with a full 12 days for a “get well” card from Clearwater to Salmon Arm now (without an explanation forthcoming). Dear M.P., I hope you understand that for all the 'modernization” and cutbacks of the workforce, the post office should reverse the direction and become the ser-

Bill C-51 is overkill by Harper Editor, The Times:

“Oh, my God!” declared my late waggish friend, “All this saying no I'm beginning to feel like a 19th Century Victorian virgin.” We'd just returned from protesting Fisheries and Oceans' destructive policies, which incidentally continue to this day (I've just returned from the north end of Vancouver Island, so I've personally witnessed the financial chaos in places like Alert Bay, Port Hardy, not to mention Sointula and Port McNeil).

My friend has gone to that great picket line in the sky. I'm still stumbling around, still trying to save the world. So Saturday, March 14, was no different when I and a group of like-minded citizens gathered across from the Wells Gray Inn to protest Bill C-51 – the Harper government's anti-terror bill. These are dark times. The threat of terrorism is real enough. One has to really wonder. One hundred boys and girls from Canada gone off to join ISIS. How did we so fail to

get our democratic values through to these obviously misguided youths? Before joining the gang in front of the Wells Gray Inn I had been listening to two professors on CBC discussing Bill C-51. What they had to say simply confirmed that this bill is 'overkill' in the worst way. One provision is that a judge cannot question sources of information. In other words, it could come from torture. This, along with some ill-defined stuff about vital economic

interests, should send shivers down any observant person's spine. Although Bill C-51 might catch a terrorist or two, it is clearly aimed at environmentalists, First Nations, unions and others who might stand in the way of corporate greed and rapaciousness. It also has been pointed out that the RCMP needs more resources. But this would mean less money in the pockets of Harper's need-rich friends. So better have some draconian bill! A pickup from

Clearwater to help doctor qualify in Canada Editor, The Times:

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Sreelakshmi Borra, from India who will be training in Clearwater for four weeks starting April 7. Dr. Borra is a first year family practice resident from the IMG (International Medical Graduate) training program at St. Paul’s in Vancouver. This is a two-

year program that allows physicians who have qualified in other countries to do post-graduate training in B.C. so they will be qualified as family physicians. In exchange they are obligated to provide at least two years of service in under-serviced areas of British Columbia. Dr. Cristina Liciu was also trained in this program.

As these doctors will likely return to live and work in rural areas it is important that they have exposures to rural communities. Dr. Borra will be here with her husband and four-year-old daughter and I know she and her family will be made to feel welcome.

Dr. John Soles Clearwater Medical Centre

Alberta stopped in front of me. The occupant in it said, “Do you realize that if Bill C-51 passes, what you are doing here will be illegal?” My reply, “That's why I'm here today!

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

vice again of which we can all be proud of. Please do not cut the service from the post office for it has gone down further then the people of rural Canada remember it ever has been. Admittedly in the “good old days” this service never made money to sponsor entertainment TV — but also at that time Canada was known as a peace keeper!

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Master of ceremonies Wayne Highland kept things moving well during the first annual Parent Teachers Association (PTA) Talent Show in the Clearwater Secondary School auditorium. About 400 relatives and friends turned out to hear almost 30 entries.


YEARS AGO: Three young children were drowned in an Upper Clearwater pond. It was believed that Garry McTague, eight, and his younger sister, Suzanne, five, had gone out on the thin ice which then broke. Their older sister, Shirley, nine, went to their assisSerious Issues require Serious Lawyers

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tance, but fell in also. Their mother managed to pull Shirley out, but the girl failed to respond to artificial respiration. Volunteers from Clearwater Prison Camp later recovered the bodies of the other two.


YEARS AGO: Blue River Hotel was filled to capacity to celebrate John Teveldal's 46 years of living in Blue River. There was plenty of excitement after 46 candles on the cake ignited Easter paper used to decorate the outside of the cake's tray.


YEARS AGO: Sportsplex board chairman Bert Walker felt the board had no other alternative than to approach the school district to take over operation of the arena. He was speaking at a public meeting held to discuss the Sportsplex's budget. Board member Murray Stockton noted that the people had twice defeated referendums to increase funding for the facility.

HISTORICAL Perspective



YEARS AGO: Almost 150 participants were expected to take part in the Clearwater Sno-Drifters' Jamboree, said club president Stan Saari. Activities included an experimental guided ride into Wells Gray Park.


YEARS AGO: A public meeting was planned to explain the details of a proposed heritage village for Clearwater, committee chairman Frank Ritcey reported to Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. The committee was looking into purchasing the 45-acre former planer mill site on the Flats for its assessed value of $21,000. The sale would be contingent on the site being free of any hazardous materials.

An article highlighted Ian and Karen Moilliet of Vavenby, who were home schooling their children. "We love our kids more than anyone, therefore we are their best teachers," said Karen Moilliet. Members of Clearwater's incorporation investigation committee advised that they had received a grant to proceed with a study into all aspects of municipal status – including highways, taxes, revenues and administration.


YEARS AGO: An unexpected, completely anonymous private donation of $5,000 pushed the fund for a new highway rescue truck to over the $80,000 mark. A new 1995 Chev crewcab had been ordered. Another $5,600 was

needed to pay for it. The existing yellow 1976 GMC rescue truck was to be transferred to Blue River.


YEARS AGO: Clearwater wrestler Jay Pickering won the Canadian national freestyle and Greco-Roman junior heavyweight championships at a competition in Ontario. The 18-year-old had previously won the national freestyle championship twice. Jody Mutitt of Clearwater was in bureaucratic chaos after her social insurance number was somehow entered onto her common-law husband's death certificate. Her driver's license and insurance were canceled, and her credit union account was closed. "I am not dead. I am alive," she said.


YEARS AGO: The TNRD examined recycling as part of its mandate to reduce waste going into landfills by 30 per cent over the next five years. “… it’s a real challenge in this regional district, especially in rural areas,” said Steve Quinn, board chair and director for Thompson Headwaters. To meet the goal, a review of the region’s solid waste management plan was launched. March marked the one-year anniversary of the death of fallen firefighter, Chad Schapansky. In a memorial placed in the Times his family wrote, “Chad lived his life in a way that inspired us to live our lives with a passion and dedication for life, family and friends.”

had cancelled both rides the previous year due to the hazard of slides. Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary celebrated its 40th anniversary. Charter members Gail Capostinsky, Gertie McKeown and Pauline Gregory cut the cake.


YEARS AGO: Avalanche danger caused Clearwater SnoDrifters to cancel the second of two rides they are allowed each year into the Trophy Mountains in Wells Gray Park. The club

YEAR AGO: “It was a really good, well organized event,” said BC Hockey rep Bill Green following the Midget Tier 4 provincial hockey championships at the Sportsplex. Clearwater Ice Hawks took fourth place. Former Wells Gray Park ranger Herb Green displayed some irreverent humor during a storytelling evening in Upper Clearwater Hall. Green had worked in the park from 1953 to 1965. Karl deBruijn took over from Terry Sullivan as the superintendent of School District 73. He had been assistant superintendent for the previous 11 years.

standardized call procedures. The standardization process began with pilot projects on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the South Peace. The transition is now being expanded into Thompson Rivers, Cascades, Okanagan Shuswap and Quesnel Resource Districts in the southern Interior. Full implementation is planned for Monday, May 4. Eventually, the whole province will be covered. Resource road radio users are expected to have the 40 resource road radio channels pre-programmed into their radios before the

May 4 deadline. Sommer recommended that road users retain the current radio frequencies until they are no longer required. “All road users are reminded that forest service roads and the majority of resource roads are not radiocontrolled but they are radio-assisted, and should drive safely according to the road conditions and weather,” the district manager said. Further information about the transition can be obtained by calling the Thompson Rivers Forest District at 250371-6500 or Industry Canada at 1-800-6673780.


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interference, resulting in reduced safety of radio communication systems.” The district manager noted that, up until now, truckers and other road users have needed to reprogram their radios to use local radio channels as they moved around to different roads. The changes include implementing standardized radio communication signage, a set of dedicated resource road radio channels, and

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Insecure load on stolen truck A7


Last week a keen-eyed officer from Clearwater RCMP ran a license plate check on a suspicious looking vehicle. Why was it suspicious? It had an incredibly large load on it, making it look somewhat like the truck used on the set of the Beverly Hillbillies movie. The vehicle's plate came back as stolen. The officer pulled the vehicle over and arrested the two drivers for possession of stolen property. The vehicle was seized as evidence and the two occupants taken to the detachment where the driver was given a court date. Also found in the door cubby of the vehicle was a realistic looking air gun.

Finally, do not give any credit card information to someone pretending to be phoning from BC Hydro regarding unpaid bills. These are only some of the frauds circling around right now. Remember, think before you act.

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Police arrested a young adult male the other week for becoming uncontrollably drunk and hostile with his girlfriend and her family. The male began calling everyone names and throwing things around the house. The RCMP showed up and dealt with the male – arresting him and taking him away from the house for the night.

This little pig farmer from Barriere went to provincial court.... Cam Fortems – Kamloops This Week A Barriere pig farmer must log efforts to maintain and repair his fence after pleading guilty under the Livestock Act to allowing his animals to roam on neighbours’ property and a nearby highway. In Kamloops provincial court on March 19‚ the Crown outlined the frustration of neighbours and danger to motorists from Paul Sabyan’s pigs — which ranged in size from 200 and 900 pounds — repeatedly escaping an enclosure. Sabyan also pleaded guilty

under the Motor Vehicle Act for allowing domestic animals on the highway. “This was more than just a nuisance,” judge Len Marchand said. “There was significant damage to neighbours’ property and risks to motorists on the Yellowhead Highway.” Articling student Jay Michi said Sabyan — who calls his livestock “my little piggies” — once kept as many as 100 of the animals at his Louis Creek property, but that number is now down to 22. Michi said Sabyan has lived in Barriere since the late 60s and is a life-long farmer.

He began to raise pigs about three years ago. He has suffered serious health problems recently and makes a limited income from his operation. Marchand said the RCMP made extensive efforts to accommodate Sabyan and allow him to fix his fence, but he neglected to do so. The sentencing judge gave him a $500 fine and one year of probation. Sabyan must provide proof of repairs to his fence by the middle of next month, as well as evidence of inspection and further repair to probation officials or police.

Exploring mobility issues Participants in a workshop held as part of a seniors mobility study being done for Clearwater discuss ways to improve the local transit bus system recently. Pictured are (l-r) Eileen Sedgwick, Anita Bazley, Barry Banford, Annabelle Stevens, and UNBC researcher Clare Mochrie. The study, titled “Front Door to Grocery Store,” is a research and planning process in which seniors' mobility in BaseJournalRONA2007_Ang 2/26/07 3:44 PM issues Page are 1 developed. Clearwater is explored, and strategies to address mobility Photo by Keith McNeill BaseJournalRONA2007_Ang

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Abbott dumped as BC Treaty Commission head By Tom Fletcher, Black Press The B.C. cabinet has refused to appoint George Abbott as the next Chief Commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission, leaving the position vacant as of April 1. Cabinet ministers were tight-lipped about the reason for the sudden reversal on appointing Abbott, who was approached about the job six months ago by Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad. Rustad issued a

statement saying only that a search will begin for a new appointee, emphasizing the "critical importance" of the Treaty Commission's work towards dozens of unresolved land claims negotiations. Health Minister Terry Lake told Kamloops This Week that he and his colleagues are bound by cabinet confidentiality on the reasons for the last-minute decision. Abbott's appointment had already been approved by the federal government and the First Nations Summit, who share jurisdic-

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Pierre, who agreed to a three-year extension of her term to keep the 20-year-old treaty talks moving ahead, praised Abbott as "a man of integrity, intelligence and extensive experience" who was prepared to make progress. "This retraction of the Chief Commissioner selection after months of agreement, expectation and reliance by other parties, raises questions about B.C.'s commitment to the treaty negotiation process," Pierre said.

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on unresolved treaties. The official silence over the sudden reversal has fuelled speculation by Abbott and others that it was due to Premier Christy Clark's bitterness from the 2012 B.C. Liberal leadership contest, where Abbott finished third behind Clark and Kevin Falcon. Both Falcon and

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Abbott left politics after clashing repeatedly with Clark about the handling of the harmonized sales tax referendum and other issues. Nearly all MLAs from former premier Gordon Campbell's government endorsed either Falcon or Abbott in the leadership contest.

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Midget provincial championships rated a success Keith McNeill Clearwater Ice Hawks hosted the Tier 4 Midget provincial hockey championships March 15-18. The Hawks placed fifth in the six-team tournament, but that position was no reflection on how well they played, according to coach Tim Walker. “Although the outcome was hard for us to swallow, the event itself was an amazing experience for your young players,” Walker said. “Other than our first game, in which we dominated, we were in every game we played and, in my opinion, it could have gone our way just as easily as it went theirs,” he said. The coach said that the competition was a little tougher than they would have expected for Tier 4. “The teams in this tournament would have been winning at the higher Tier 3 in our regular season,” he said. Walker said that the officiating was carried out by higher level referees and linesmen that the team usually gets during its regular season and was, for the most part, excellent. “I was especially proud of our team, who gave 100 per cent and sometimes even beyond 100 per cent – bordering on reckless,” the Clearwater coach said.

Sunday morning, March 15, with a convincing 10-0 win over Semiahmoo of White Rock. Goals came from Jared Walker (2), Austin Rauch (2), Colby Rhodes (2), Matthew Lee, Nate Wadlegger, Justin Sutherland, and Levi Walker. That evening they faced off against Kelowna and found the tournament wasn’t going to be as easy as the first game might have indicated. Clearwater lost 3-2. Levi Walker and Keaton Noble scored for the Ice Hawks in

the third period. The Ice Hawks pulled their goalie for the last few minutes of the game but weren’t able to score the tying goal. Monday evening the Hawks took on Burns Lake in a hard and physical game. Clearwater goals came from Austin Rauch, Keaton Noble, Colby Rhodes and Justin Sutherland. Final score was 8-4 for Burns Lake. Twenty-four hours later it was Clearwater versus Chetwynd, the eventual tournament winners. Ice Hawk goals came from Nate

Wadlegger, Jared Walker and Julien Dewey, but the end result was a 6-3 win for Chetwynd. Game number five was against Creston, the eventual second place winners, on Wednesday afternoon. Jared Walker (2), Justin Sutherland, and Matthew Lee scored for the Ice Hawks but the score at the end of the game was 6-4 for Creston. In the final game Chetwynd defeated Creston 8-0. The Creston goalie was injured at the end of the second period.

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Sports Cattle penning teams compete at North Thompson Agriplex Jill Hayward – Barriere Star/ Journal The BC Team Cattle Penners Association turned out at the North Thompson Agriplex last weekend with 450 teams of three riders each to compete

for just under $6,000 in prize money for the two day event. Riders attended from numerous B.C. communities; including Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel, and the Lower Mainland. Others made the trip from Oregon to the

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south, and Alberta to the east. Seven O Ranches Ltd. provided 210 healthy young cattle to give the riders a "run for their money"; leaving many with no points to show for their efforts, and giving others an opportunity to get on the leader board. The action in this event was fast and exciting for all concerned, the horses seemed to love their job, and the riders whooped and hollered as they quickly moved the cattle around the arena. Spectators cheered and clapped for favourites, and they seemed to especially enjoy watching the youth riders who displayed outstanding horsemanship and the ability to "read cattle" (understanding what the animal will do next, and which way to will go). This event is very much a family affair,

Two riders work together to quickly cut one of their three designated bovines from a herd of 30 inside the North Thompson Agriplex last weekend in Barriere. Photo by Jill Hayward

and their is plenty of camaraderie and good natured fun evident throughout. There is also a healthy competitive spirit for those competing in this timed event that pits a team of three riders against a clock and 30 head of numbered cattle.

Each team is given 60 seconds to quickly cut the three head of cattle from the herd sporting the team's designated number. They must then quickly move the cattle to the far end of the arena and corral all of them into a small pen before the time out

buzzer sounds at one minute. It's all done at a gallop, with quick starts, fast turns, and many horses running the cowboys right out from under their hats. The BC Team Cattle Penners will be back at the North Thompson Agriplex again on April 25

and 26. You can find more about the BC Team Cattle Penners Association, and how you can get involved, by going to: www. For more about what's on at the North Thompson Agriplex facility go to: www.



The Sportsplex is closing for the season on March 24th. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON!

Battling for the puck COMING EVENTS 40th Anniversary of the Sportsplex

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April 9

Minor Hockey Year End Banquet


Ballpark User Meeting Tuesday April 7th, 2015 At the District of Clearwater Dutch Lake Community Centre 209 Dutch Lake Road

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Clearwater Hacker Travis Crombie (l) stick-handles the puck in front of the McBride goal during the Hackers' year-end men's hockey tournament on the weekend. Five teams took part in the last event of the season at the Sportsplex. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Early spring weather brings out the wood ticks Interior Health Authority The early arrival of spring weather this year means many of us are spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. And we aren’t the only ones basking in the unseasonable warmth. The change in weather also brings out ticks – small bugs that feed on

the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease. “Ticks are most often found in tall grass and wooded areas, so covering up before you head outdoors and checking for ticks on yourself, your children, and your pets after being outdoors are simple things that go a long way to prevent tick bites,” said Gwen

Barker, communicable disease specialist with Interior Health. The most common tick species in the Interior Health region is the wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), which does not carry the Lyme disease bacteria. The wood tick can carry other diseases, however, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, although it is

very rare. Some ticks also have toxins that can cause temporary muscle weakness and paralysis if attached for several days. Signs of many tick-borne infections can include fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash. All tick bites should be cleaned, as infection can occur whenever there is a break in

the skin,” added Barker. “It is important to watch for signs of tick-transmitted illnesses. Other precautions include: • Walking on cleared trails • Wearing a hat, long sleeves, pants, and light-

District of Clearwater Presents

Forgiveness is what it’s all about Every now and then a scientific study is published that claims to have investigated some aspect of the religious experience. One such recent study claimed that regular participation in a faith community increases a person’s life expectancy. Another one a few years back claimed it used a doubled blind methodology to prove that prayer increases the speed of healing from an illness or surgery and decreased hospital stays. I never quite know what to make of these studies. I commend the researchers for their interest and find their conclusions, if nothing else, fascinating and intriguing. But do I find their conclusions convincing? Not always and not entirely. I am much more convinced by what I know is true because of my own personal experience. Take forgiveness as an example. What benefit is there in forgiveness? There are some folks who claim that forgiveness affects one’s level of happiness. Is that true? I believe so. Do I have any research to back up my claim? No, but I have personal experience that convinces me. When I stubbornly stay angry or hold a grudge because someone has wronged me in some way, it is like drinking poison hoping that the other person will die – the only one really affected is myself. When I release that grievance or resentment, suddenly I am free to live as I want and am no longer trapped by the past. Forgiveness is as much for ourselves as it is for the other, which puts a whole new spin on how we understand the Lord’s Prayer when we say, “Forgive us our sins and we forgive others.” It transforms that prayer from a conditional, “You’ll forgive me only if I forgive others” to a more relational, “Forgiveness is what this life is all about and as I am forgiven it becomes easier to forgive others.” Forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian faith and many other faiths as well. As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week

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North Thompson Pastoral Charge next week and enter into their annual contemplation of the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus, forgiveness comes much more into focus. What does the cross and all it represents have to say about forgiveness? If God is a God of grace, mercy and love (which I believe to be the case), then the cross has something profound to say about the nature of God. When we think of the cross as the necessary evil which somehow gains our forgiveness, i.e. the mechanism by which our forgiveness is accomplished, then God becomes a grumpy God, a conditional God, a God who selfishly demands satisfaction for our misdeeds. But if forgiveness is what God is all about, then the cross becomes the sign of just how far God will go to let us know that God loves us and already has forgiven us. There is no scientific study to back that up, only our experience of how forgiveness frees and changes us. And if our forgiving others has such a positive affect on us and the world around us, how much more will God’s forgiveness affect us and the rest of the world? Forgiveness is a gift, a gift the world needs much more of, a gift that frees us to be the people God has created and intended us to be. And isn’t that what life is all about?

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Rotary Richard goes for a swim Rotary Richard stands near the edge of the ice on Dutch Lake late Sunday morning, March 22. A few hours later (inset), he had fallen through. According to Clearwater Rotary Club, the official time was March 22 at 4:01 a.m. and six seconds. The time is based on when a rock at his feet drops through the ice, stopping the clock on his chest and dropping a flag. Money raised through the sale of guesses is used to support Rotary projects such as scholarships and student exchanges. Main photo by Keith McNeill Inset by Glen Warner



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Mar. 26: Poetry & Potluck, 6 pm, Dutch Lake Community Centre Mar. 28: Genealogy Group meeting - Barriere, 10:30 am, Barriere Library. Everyone welcome. Info Margaret 250-672-9330 Mar. 28: Barriere Farmers’ Market, 10 am – 1 pm, Barriere Legion Basement. Mar. 29: Easter Gift Show, Clearwater Lodge Conference rm, 10 am – 6 pm. Mar. 30: Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce AGM, 7 pm, DLCC Apr. 2: Ball Park User Meeting, 7 pm, DLCC Apr. 2: All Sports Recreation Registration Day, @ NT Sportsplex, 3-6 pm.

Apr. 4: Legion Dinner, 257 Glen Rd, doors open 5pm, dinner @ 6 pm, adults $12; children 7-12 yrs, $6; 2-6 yrs, $3; under 2 yrs n/c. April 10 – 11: Cariboo Country Mobile Veterinary Service in Clearwater. 250-644-7387 Apr. 11: True Grit Rodeo, Barriere NT Agriplex, 6 pm, cabaret dance to follow, tickets available at the Horse Barn, Barriere Country Feeds, the Star/Journal and Barriere Legion Apr 11: 9th annual Seedy Saturday at the Clearwater Ski Hill, 10am-2 pm. Guest Speaker from 9am-10am. 250-674-3444 Apr. 15: Minor Ball registration, ages 4-19, 3:30 – 6 pm at Buy-Low foods May 2: Indoor Market, Clearwater Elks Hall, 9 am – 12 pm.

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Information Barriere A-A Meetings Every Tuesday at 7:30pm Pentecostal Church 818 Amnesty Road 250-672-9643 250-672-9934 CANADA BENEFIT Group Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888511-2250 or www.canada Clearwater: AA contact Call Wendy 250-587-0026 anytime.

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Modular Homes Very attractive 14x70 2 bdrm factory hm, s/f, w/d, d/w, deluxe bath w/sep shower & soaker tub, sunken lvg rm w/feature window. Attached w/shop / util rm. Garden shed. $800/mo. Avail April 1. #24 Thompson Crossing, Blackpool, Clearwater, BC. Ph 250-587-6151

Homes for Rent Birch Island: 3 bdrm home. Sat tv, util & laundry. $875/mo. lg yard. Ph. 250-674-1768 Clearwater: 3 bdrm, 220 Dutch Lake Rd, $850/mo, recent renos. Call 250-674-3668 Clearwater: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, home on Bain Rd. Wood pellet & elec heat, 10 acre lot. $1250/mo + util. Mature adult. NS Ph. 403-816-7979

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT Order of Abandonment on Larry Brigden. 1972 Mobile Home, Serial #2324 in Mountainview Mobile Home Park, 935 Old North Thompson Highway, Clearwater, B.C. Pad rent owing $3,150.00 Contact Frank Pottrick 1-604-751-2771

Notice of Removal of Private land Woodlot 1589 Take notice that Clonakilty Woodlot Ltd, is proposing to remove 4 parcels of private land, 253 hectares (DL 3076, 3306, 3308, and 3890 KDYD) from Woodlot W1589, located north of Clearwater. The four parcels of private land are located on the south side of the North Thompson River 58 km north of Clearwater, on the Homestead FSR between 8 and 12 km. Written inquires regarding the private land removal can be sent to Clonakilty Woodlot Ltd at 1154 E Yellowhead Hwy, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1, or E-mail and should be submitted no later than May 8th, 2015 Information regarding the removal of private land can be obtained from Warren MacLennan 250-674-2449.

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It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutally cold, but did you know that you shouldn’t idle your car to warm it up? It’s true! The best way to warm up your engine in the cold is to gently drive. You’ve likely been told that it’s important to let your engine run for a few minutes before driving away, and years ago that was true. Older cars did need a bit of time to warm up because the carburetor couldn’t always get the right mix of air and fuel into the engine when it was cold. But carburetors were replaced by fuel injectors starting in the 80s, so unless you drive a car that is more than 30 years old, it’s time to change your bad habit. Not convinced? Here are a few facts about winter idling: Modern engines are best warmed up by driving. Even in cold weather, the best way to warm up your engine is to drive away. Today’s fuelinjection technology relies on sensors to supply fuel to the engine and these sensors adjust to temperature, so you should only need a maximum of 30 seconds of idling before driving away. Idling wastes fuel. Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting your engine, and it gets you zero kilometers per litre. Idling to warm up your car simply wastes fuel and increases emissions, which is bad for both the environment and your wallet. You shouldn’t need to warm up your engine oil. If you’re worried that you need to heat up your engine oil before driving in the winter, don’t. If you follow your owner’s manual and use the correct type of oil for your vehicle and climate, there’s no need to worry. Modern synthetic motor oil can flow at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, so your car should get the oil it needs as soon as you start your car. Idling can damage your car. When your engine is cold, the fuel injectors supply it with more fuel. Idling your engine, therefore, forces it to operate in a very inefficient, fuel-rich mode that can cause excessive engine wear and damage components including the cylinders, spark plugs and exhaust system. Idling is bad for your health. A cold engine produces more unburned hydrocarbons. Idling your engine to warm it up releases harmful emissions that have been linked to cancer, diabetes, cognitive degeneration, and heart and lung disease – nasty stuff! This is especially dangerous if you idle in your garage. Even with the garage door open you are putting yourself and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Idling your car is completely unnecessary – even in the cold. In extreme temperatures, using a block heater or plugging in your car are far better alternatives. So stop buying into the myth and make the right choice for your car, your wallet, your health, and your environment. Have questions? Talk to your local service advisor today or visit

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Barriere Citizen of Year Audrey Rilcoe roasted and toasted Barriere Star/ Journal The 2014 Barriere Citizen of the Year, Audrey Rilcoe, was roasted and toasted to a packed house by family, friends and dignitaries at the fall fair hall Saturday evening, March 14. MP Cathy McLeod, plus MLA and Minister of Health Terry Lake were on hand to make presentations to Rilcoe, and to thank her for the work she has done, and continues to do, to help make Barriere a great place to live. Presentations were also made from Mayor Virginia Smith

on behalf of the District of Barriere, and Frank Gordon on behalf of the Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce and the Thompson Nicola Regional District Area “O”. Citizen of the Year award sponsor, the North Thompson Star/Journal, was represented by editor Jill Hayward, who made the award presentation to Rilcoe. “The Star/Journal is extremely proud to be able to sponsor this award,” said Hayward, “When you are in the community newspaper business you get to have a pretty good handle on who does

what in the community. Most of the names we know, but there are also a lot of good folks out there who we do not. It is with great appreciation that we can thank these wonderful community volunteers be recognizing them as a nominee or as a Barriere Citizen of the Year.” The 2014 nominees were recognized, and those attending presented with a certificate for their achievements. Centenarian Manna (101) and Geordie Salle were in attendance, and special note was made that they were the first to be named Barriere

Citizens of the Year in 1988. Great fun was then had by all as a long list of speakers came to the microphone to roast and toast Rilcoe. Flower arrangements, cards and good wishes were in abundance, as were Len and Audrey Rilcoe’s children and grandchildren. In all, it was a wonderful evening to say “thank you” to one of Barriere’s many awesome volunteers. North Thompson Star/ Journal editor Jill Hayward (r) presents Audrey Rilcoe with the 2014 Barriere Citizen of the Year award. Photo by Bob Hayward

Interior Savings Credit Union pays over $2.8 million to members KELOWNA – Saturday, March 14, Interior Savings shared over $2.8 million in earnings with its members. “You aren’t likely to see a bank sharing profits with its customers,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings’ president and CEO. In a year of low interest rates and tight financial margins, Interior Savings grew its total assets by over $10 million in 2014. That growth, coupled with continued strong earnings, enabled the local credit union to pay just over $2.8 million in dividends and patronage rebates

through its Member Rewards Program. When you include bursaries awarded through its Million Dollar Bursary Program, the amount shared with members reaches over $3 million. Further to her comment about banks not sharing their profits, Conway said she has found that many people, particularly in B.C., are not familiar with how credit unions differ from banks. “I might say there are 2.8 million ways that credit unions are different from banks,” teased Conway, “but the most significant difference is that we are 100 per cent mem-

ber-owned.” As a co-operative organization, Interior Savings’ profits are returned to members, reinvested in strengthening the credit union and invested in community programs. Last year, Interior Savings invested over half a million dollars in community support. According to Conway, “When people join Interior Savings, they become owners of a local credit union that puts members and communities first. As you can see by the payout we shared this past weekend, they also get their share of the rewards.” Until April 10,

2015, Interior Savings’ members are encouraged to vote in the board of directors election and on a special resolution rule change. Members can visit interiorsavings. com to vote online or pick up a voting package at any branch. Also, on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. the credit union will host its 75th annual general meeting at the Ramada Lodge Hotel in Kelowna. Members can attend to learn about Interior Savings’ accomplishments in 2014, to meet the board and to have a say in the future direction of their credit

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