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Rugged rugby North Thompson Spartan junior rugby player Mason Wadlegger carries the ball, supported by (l-r) Taylor Conroy, Triston Holt, Adrik Leppky, Connor Dee, Clayton Sollows, Cedrik Menard, and Keanen Bromley. The combined Clearwater/ Barriere teams were taking part in a game against Williams Lake at CSS on Friday. The seniors won 39-0 while the juniors defeated Williams Lake 46-10. Photo by Keith McNeill

Setting the mood Ashley Foster plays the bass guitar as music students at Clearwater Secondary School show items purchased with help from Wells Gray Community Forest, including moodenhancing spotlights. The community forest has distributed about $1.2 million since its inception. For more about what WGCF has done for CSS, see page A11. Photo by Keith McNeill

Raft River celebrates Earth Day Students from Raft River Elementary School circle around an Earth flag during Earth Day on April 22. Other activities included a litter-less lunch and all classes learning Earth facts and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse. Photo submitted

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Startup Coffee to encourage entrepreneurs

Clearwater area schools still face budget challenges

Times Staff Have a business idea you're thinking of pursuing? Recently started a business in Clearwater? Kamloops Innovation will visit Clearwater on May 12 for its first Startup Coffee meet-up, says community builder Amanda Chan. The event will be a casual meeting of entrepreneurs, students, mentors, and anyone interested in starting a business to get together and pitch ideas, share experiences, and provide feedback. “We want to hear from you,” Chan says. The Startup Coffee will be held Tuesday, May 12, 11:30-12:30 at the Hop 'n Hog (previously Flour Meadow Bakery and Cafe) next to Clearwater Valley Road. Light refreshments will be provided. More info: kamloopsinnovation.ca/event/ startup-coffee-clearwater/ Questions? Contact Chan by email amanda@ kamloopsinnovation.ca or call 250.434.0200.

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Community forest supports Writers' Circle (L-r) Wells Gray Community Forest manager George Brcko and president Dave Meehan congratulate Writers' Circle of Clearwater and Area members Sandra Holmes, Val Luger and Kay Knox on the publication of the group's new book, Collected Works 2014, during a book launch held recently. A grant from the community forest covered printing costs, and the funds received from sale of the books will cover the next volume. Contributors are not collecting any royalties. Photo by Keith McNeill

Communities receive Climate Action Revenue Times Staff Clearwater is getting $6,500 and Barriere $1,800 as communities throughout B.C. received more than $6.5 million with the latest round of grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. "In B.C., local gov-

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Request for Proposals: Commercial Development Opportunity The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking proposals for a seasonal commercial vending operation at the Wire Cache Rest Area, located 14 kilometres south of Avola on Highway 5. Proposals must be submitted before 2:00 p.m., May 11, 2015. Proponents are asked to visit www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca under the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure category to view Wire Cache Rest Area Commercial Development Opportunity details and submission requirements and documents. Information is also available from the ministry contact provided below.

Ron Blight, District Program Manager Telephone: 250 565-6091 Fax: 250 565-6820 E-mail: Ron.Blight@gov.bc.ca 1011 Fourth Avenue, Suite 360 Prince George, B.C. V2L 3H9

have reported pubernments have influlicly on their progress ence over about 40 per toward meeting their cent of all greenhouse climate action goals. gas emissions,” said Communities receive a Mary Polak, Minister grant equivalent to 100 of Environment. “The per cent of the carbon Province works closely tax they pay directly. with them as many of Since 2008, this the decisions that result provincial fund has in the biggest GHG provided more than emissions reductions $32.5 million to help come from the leadersupport B.C. communiship of our cities and communities." ties' efforts to reduce The Climate Action greenhouse gas emisRevenue Incentive sions and work toward Program is a conditheir Climate Action Charter goals. To date, tional grant program 96 per cent of comthat provides funding to communities that munities in B.C. have have signed the Climate signed the Climate MoTI Ad and # 1095A Action Charter. Action Charter

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Clearwater Secondary School could lose one teaching position next September due to declining enrolment, according to school trustee Shelley Sim. Sim made the comment during a public input session on the School District 73 budget held Tuesday evening, April 21. The session was held simultaneously by videoconference in Clearwater, Barriere, Kamloops, Chase and Logan Lake. Over a dozen people attended the session in Clearwater Secondary School. Across the school district, a total of 14 fulltime equivalent staff could lose their jobs when the new school year begins. Sim said that the school district has been understanding of the rural situation but, with funding based so much on the number of students, she still feels the need to put up some discussion points on the imbalance. The school trustee noted that, if it hadn't been for the extra funding the secondary school has received from Wells Gray Community Forest over the past few years, the school would be much depleted from where it is now. CSS principal Darren Coates said secondary school budgets are primarily based on the number of full-time equivalent students attending. The formulas have been changed to recognize the challenges rural schools face, but they are still faced with the situation of just one or two students seeking to take an upper level course. This can be addressed using video-conferencing or distance learning. Some students do well at using alternative education methods while others do not, Coates said. If CSS might lose a teacher, Raft River Elementary School could see its staff increase by one to a total of 12 teachers. Enrolment at Raft, which had been down last year to 260, is now back to 290, said principal Shaun McKenna. Almost one new student per week has been registering since March. How many will still be at the school next September is a question he didn't know the answer to. The number of students at Vavenby Primary School has more than doubled from five last year to 12 this year. The number at Blue River School has also increased to 12 or 13. So long as the numbers in the smaller schools remain consistent, it is unlikely the school district would close them.

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Times places second for excellence with BCYCNA Times Staff

The Clearwater-North Thompson Times has placed second for general excellence in its circulation class with the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association. Valemount's Rocky Mountain Goat placed first, while third place went to Kitimat's Northern Sentinel. The placings were

announced during BCYCNA's awards gala at the River Rock Casino in Richmond on Saturday evening, April 25. Jill Hayward, the editor of the Barriere-North Thompson Star/Journal won first prize for black and white feature photo (a striking picture of a hawk in a tree). This is the tenth time the Times has been a top-three finalist in general excellence

with BCYCNA during the 16 years Black Press has owned the newspaper. It won first place for general excellence from BCYCNA in 2014, 2010 and 2006. Earlier this year it was announced that the Times had won first place for best editorial page in its circulation class with Canadian Community Newspaper Association.

Increases continue in local tourism industry Times Staff Tourism continues to grow in the Clearwater-Wells Gray Park area, according to Brad Bradbury, tourism marketing manager with Tourism Wells Gray. Speaking after TWG's annual general meeting on April 15, Bradbury said that 2014 was a very productive year for most tourism operators within the community. Accommodation occupancy and spending surpassed 2013 levels by some margin. “Visitor numbers through the visitors information centre are also trending upwards for the third consecutive year, as are coach and tour numbers,” he reported. “Camping and day visitation stats also show a steady increase over 2012 and 2013.” Sports tourism continues to be a growth sector for the community, with 16 tournaments held that generated over $275,000 of additional revenue. Bradbury said that TWG continues to maximize its funding opportunities through the hotel tax and

partnership revenue such as Community Tourism Opportunity Fund and Destination BC. “We partnered with four other North Thompson communities (Sun Peaks, Barriere, Valemount and Blue River) to develop a North Thompson Valley website and collateral material that promotes the entire valley as a destination in its own right and not just as part of a road trip,” he said. Bradbury added that Tourism Wells Gray continues to develop marketing partnerships with regional provincial and national organizations. These include Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance, Canadian Tourism Commission, Destination BC, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Tourism Alberta, Tourism Oregon, and Tourism Saskatchewan. Some statistics: 2013 – visitor numbers, 76,542 2014 – visitor numbers, 84,254 Increase of 7,712 or 9.15 per cent

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2013 – party numbers, 25,802 2014 – party numbers, 27,677 Increase of 1,875 or 7.2 per cent 2013 – bus numbers, 335 2014– bus numbers, 395 Increase of 60 buses or 18 per cent The marketing direction for 2015 – 2016 will be to concentrate on short lead time vacations, using specials and promotions, Bradbury said. Focus will be on western Canadian and northwestern USA markets. They also will target shoulder business in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary, Okanagan, the Lower Mainland, Oregon, and western Washington. Secondary marketing will be done in European and Asian Markets when cooperative opportunities arise. Partnerships will continue with the North Thompson Valley initiative through to Mc Bride, for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and so on. A main market

focus will be on professional people aged 25 – 45. There also will be a big push for RVs and family camping. A new brochure for 2015 will be reduced in size but have more maps. It will push traffic to online media. The new board members elected at the agm for 2015 are as follows: • Additional Hotel Tax representatives – AJ Bachhal, Clearwater Lodge; Tania Govaert, Clearwater Springs Ranch, TWG secretary; • Park Use Permit holder representative, Doris Laner, Clearwater Lake Tours, TWG vice chair; • Guiding and activities representative – Gy Ovenden, Discover Wells Gray, TWG chair; • Accommodation, food and beverage representative – Jon Kreke, Dutch Lake Resort and Painted Turtle Restaurant; • Tourism at Large representative – Courtnay Sedgewick, Across the Creek Cabins, TWG treasurer.

Awards recognize contributions Cindy Wilgosh (l) of North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Aboriginal Engagement Success by 6, and Jack Keough, executive director of Yellowhead Community Services for the past 20 years, hold their B.C. Community Achievement Awards following a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 24. More than 30 awards were given out. “These 2015 award recipients have all gone above and beyond to make their communities stronger,” said Premier Christy Clark. “The whole province can be proud of their contributions.” Photo submitted

Rotary holds garage sale Longtime Clearwater Rotary Club members Ursula (centre) and Fritz Schaer (r) help out during the club's annual giant yard sale at Rotary Sports Park on Saturday, April 25. Photo by Kay Knox

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Opinion

“Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.” — William Pitt The Younger, British prime minister guest editorial by Gary Bloch

Doing your taxes good for your health

Vote anything but for the Conservative Editor, The Times:

Taxes are universally unpopular. From the filthy rich to the dirt poor they are decried. From those that pay no taxes; the extremely rich, and the poorest of the poor, tax hatred is the norm. However, taxes collected fairly help pay for things like public health care, public education and public infrastructures. Taxes and the democratically elected governing bodies that mandate them, should be the leavening factor that makes our society fairer and more just. The Harper gang of the alliance

is the most recent perversion of this fairness goal. This government deserves to be turfed out by a determined effort from all ages of eligible voters. No less than Canada’s future as an independent nation is at stake. Voting Conservative is tantamount to signing over the ownership of our country to global corporate pirates. So suck it up, pay your fair share of taxes and for God's sake vote anything but Conservative and make darn sure you exercise your franchise on Oct. 19.

Wes Morden Blackpool, B.C.

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TORONTO, ON/ Troy Media/ - Tax season is upon us and my practice is humming. I am not an accountant, I am a family doctor. My patients are not bank executives, they are largely people who live in poverty, many of whom are homeless and on social assistance. Yet I have set out to remind my patients – each and every one of them – to fill out their tax returns. Is this a case of confused professional identity? Have I confused RRSPs with ECGs? I don't think so. This is a powerful health intervention. Rena, a patient of mine who suffers from high blood pressure, chronic back pain and depression, and with whom I have spent countless hours, once said to me, "Doc, if you really want to make me better, get me more money." Rena works full time at a minimum wage job, earning just under $20 000 a year. With this, she does her best to support herself and her young daughter. However, she has not always been diligent in filing her tax returns. If she had, she could have received over $8,000 more per year in tax credits from the provincial and federal governments. That might have gone a long way to make things just a little bit better for her, including her health. Suggesting Rena fill out her tax return is prescribing income. And prescribing income can be just as powerful as prescribing medications for her blood pressure or her mood. This approach is grounded in evidence. The link between health and income is solid and consistent – almost every major health con-

dition, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental illness, occurs more often and has worse outcomes among people who live at lower income. As people improve their income, their health improves. It follows that improving my patients' income should improve their health. A study conducted in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1970s, recently analyzed by health economist Evelyn Forget, showed that an income supplement offered to an entire town reduced hospital visits, birth rates, and hospitalizations for mental illness, accidents and injuries. It is true that the most meaningful answer to addressing poverty lies in much larger scale interventions than my attempts to have my patients fill out their tax returns. In fact, the same can be said for many conditions we treat. We can combat heart disease with cholesterol and blood pressure medication, but what about reducing saturated fats in processed foods? Diabetes can be improved with metformin and insulin, but what about decreasing access to sugary drinks? I will continue to advise my patients to exercise more and eat healthier food, but this tax season I will also spend time prescribing tax returns. Income is a powerful determinant of health – more so than many medications I prescribe. – Gary Bloch is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and the chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health.

Corporate corruption worse than on the Rez Editor, The Times:

Yet one more story about corruption on the Rez — a chief given an obscenely large salary for being head of an aboriginal band of less than 100 souls. Of course corruption exists on many reservations across the land. It shouldn't but the reservation system does provide fertile ground. However, as Thomas King pointed out in “The Inconvenient Indian,” all of this misadventure on the Rez is miniscule — a drop in the bucket — in the whole wide world of government and corporate malfeasance. Doesn't anyone remember the great corporate fall-downs – Enron, Nortel, etc. These cost ten of thousands of jobs plus billions of dollars — lost, gone forever. Even B.C. Hydro got dinged on that one.

Then, of course, there was the great U.S. banking collapse of 2007 – 09 which brought down such venerable firms as Bear Steams. In the end the whole thing had to be rescued by the biggest government bailout in history. What is remarkable here is due to a corporate media — a media that is only too happy to dwell on consumption on the Rez and to publish the salary of Theresa Spence, that is reluctant to report on corporate malfeasance. In other words one has, as one brave woman did in the case of Enron, to shout “The emperor has no clothes,” time and time again. Then the emperor has to be caught stark naked wandering around in the cold before the media 'Loudmouths' have anything to say.

I've just read through the Financial Post (something I don't do too often). One would think that the world of capitalism and commerce is this perfect place where all corporate mergers and business deals are on the up and up – as close to Nirvana as one can find. Yet, as sure as I'm writing this the wolves of Wall Street or Bay Street or Howe Street for that matter, are prowling around bitching and whining about the already weak restraints put on them. They will also be dreaming up some Mad Hatter's money scheme that well could bring the financial world crashing down all over again. The problem here unlike, First Nations, you won't hear about it – until it's too late.

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

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Question of the Week

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Do you think the canoe races and swimming events should be moved from the canoe regatta in September to Canada Day?

Jackie Ward:

Canada Day is a more of a celebratory thing, so we'd have people come out. And there's the weather.

Kim Hendersen:

I think yes. That's a great idea. There are lots of tourists here then. That should create a lot of business, shouldn't it?

Ed Ratcliffe:

I would say yes. It would make organization and administration easier, and probably get even more people interested.

Tina Treseng:

That's likely a good idea. It's warmer.

Lloyd Romeo:

I would say it's a good deal. When the water gets cold, no one enjoys that too much.

Keep IHA laundry jobs in Kamloops Editor, The Times:

The Royal Inland Hospital laundry department plays a critical role in delivering good health care. The Interior Health Authority is considering contracting out laundry services at RIH and 10 other sites throughout the region, including Kelowna, Vernon, 100 Mile House and Nelson. The result would be the loss of up to 175 decent, family-supporting jobs in these communities. The laundry department at the Kamloops hospital not only does RIH laundry, but also takes care of surrounding areas. The workers in this department deliver this service in an efficient way (and IHA has clearly said efficiency is not the issue) and work closely with other departments, which depend on their skills and in-house service. They clean and sterilize linens, including bedding, towels, scrubs and hospital gowns. They are used in surgical suites, special-care nurseries, maternity wards, ICU and emergency rooms. They are able to put in extra loads as needed during an outbreak and they will find your wallet or teeth if accidentally left behind. All this will be lost if we lose our in-house laundry department.

power these jobs bring to the economy? Instead, RIH and the community will be depenThe more that is contracted out, the more a comdent on laundry being trucked to either the Lower munity as a whole loses. Mainland or Alberta and coming back in the same truck the dirty, infected laundry was delivered. Talitha Dekker Never mind the possible delays in delivery during Kamloops, B.C. winter months. The entire hospital relies on our laundry workers to deliver this quality service in order to provide patient care. Without sterile linens, surgeries will be cancelled, emergency rooms will get backlogged and wait lists will increase. It seems Minister of Health Terry An opportunity to meet with Lake does not understand the circle Director Carol Schaffer, TNRD Electoral Area “A”. of health care — at least not during question period in the legislature. Provide input on current services provided by the TNRD in your area, and suggested improvements you would like to see in the future. The hospital laundry service is run efficiently and I cannot understand Birch Island Community Park, Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm the lack of common sense behind the (covered meeting place provided, limited seating so you may want to bring a lawn chair) decision to take away decent, commuEast Blackpool at the Ludtke Resident, 1892 Dunn Lake Rd. Thursday May 7th at 7:00 pm nity-based jobs. (covered meeting place provided, but please bring a lawn chair to sit on) Where will a community be withFor further information contact Director Schaffer at 250-674-7049 out these jobs and without the buying

Federal budget is smoke and mirrors Editor, The Times:

This pre-election budget, with its smoke and mirrors surplus, highlights so many things that are wrong with what our political world has become. 'Slash and burn' and my 'way or the highway' politics for 3 1/2 years, then just before an election the goodie bag is opened up to create a sense of indebtedness in voters. Let's not forget that these goodies are made up of our

money, but groups that typically support Conservatives are benefiting the most. And they they have the audacity to spend $7.5 million of our money to advertise how appreciative we should be. If these so-called gifts were truly based on what Conservatives believed was good for the country, then why weren't they introduced over the past 10 years that they have been in power? It would be refreshing if when we

voted, we knew that it would be the start of four years of reasoned and representative decision-making. The business of government has become Walmart politics – a marketing game complete with pitch points and target audiences. The whole focus has become staying in power at all costs. Like many people, I am tired of getting played.

Steve Powrie, Liberal candidate Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Send Alberta oil by pipe, not by train Editor, The Times:

The Kinder Morgan pipeline has been in existence for approximately 60 years with no major spill during this time. Millions of litres of petroleum products have been safely trans-

ported through this line. I believe this is the only safe way to move them. There is an old saying: If there is a demand for a particular product, a way will be found to get the product to market.

Today, millions of litres of petroleum products are being moved through Kamloops to Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. The safety record of trains in North America is anything but stellar.

It is not a matter of “if” there will be a major spill, but “when.” And, when this happens, the devastation to the Fraser River will be nothing short of catastrophic.

E.A. Stratichuk Kamloops, B.C.

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Johnson Lake is the Caribbean of the north By Teresa Cline Johnson Lake is one of the clearest and most stunning lakes in British Columbia and it sits in the North Thompson Valley. Due to the presence of limestone, the water is turquoise-blue, much like the Caribbean Sea. Combine this with the long stretch of white sand beach that extends far into the shallow waters at the east end of the lake and it is no wonder the lake has earned the nickname Caribbean of the North. At an elevation of 3,800 feet, the lake, which is supplied by underground springs and winter snowpack, is more than five kilometres in length, with a maximum depth of approximately 200 feet. The clarity of the water makes Johnson a kayaker’s paradise and gives fishermen an unfair advantage as 3.5-pound Kamloops trout can be seen swimming around.

The fish are plentiful thanks to a short spawning channel that links Little Johnson Lake to Big Johnson Lake. This spawning bed springs to life in May and June, with hundreds of rainbow trout laying their eggs in the gravel. These eggs hatch in the summer and the fry return to the big lake in the fall through a specially built fish ladder. For those wanting to stay overnight, Johnson Lake Resort is on the shores of Little Johnson Lake and a two-minute walk to Big Johnson Lake and offers cabins, RV sites and campsites. The resort also has kayaks and boats for rent, as well as complimentary row boats for use on the small lake. With no cell service and Internet and power only available in the lodge and in one cabin, the resort really allows you to escape the outside world. For information go to: johnsonlakeresort.com. Teresa Cline writes for Kamloops This Week

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Johnson Lake Resort was first opened in 1952, and it has gone through many stages of growth since then. Jim and Barb Lewko are the owner/operators of the resort and the couple pride themselves on creating a memorable visit for their guests; everyone is made to feel welcome. A few years ago a forest fire came so close that it almost took out the resort, but that just seems to have made the Lewkos more committed to continuing to share their little piece of paradise with the rest of the world.

STAR/JOURNAL file photo:

(Above) Johnson Lake Resort will be hosting their ninth annual Kids Learn To Fish Day the weekend after Father’s Day, a tradition that keeps bringing youngsters into the sport of fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. There is also a Johnson Lake Trail System, originally established in 2006 for horses, but it is also suitable for a multitude of levels of hiking and biking, ranging from 3 ½ km to 22 km long. Submitted photo:

(Right) Amy Tucker (left), a professor at Thompson Rivers University, enjoys a kayak outing on Johnson Lake.

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YEARS AGO:

Clearwater Improvement District was sending out its first tax notices. Money raised was to pay for administrative expenses, the cost of organizing the improvement district, and a feasibility study for a proposed water system. Postal service began from new, governmentbuilt post offices in Clearwater and Blue River.

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The Topaz Restaurant in Avola opened under new management. Mr. and Mrs. Smirl and their daughter Mrs Ned Willier were the new operators. Another new business, the Caravan Craft Shop operated by Mr. and Mrs. T Newman, opened as well.

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Wally Broening, the chief building inspector, reported that a total of 28 building permits for a value of $756,280 had been approved during the first three months of the year in the North Thompson area.

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YEARS AGO:

A construction section of the new highway five miles south of Blue River was a sea of mud and rock. The highways department had been more than usually busy as warm spring weather loosened the ground. A spectacular washout, about 100 feet wide on the highway near Vavenby kept a large work crew busy all week. A new 48 passenger Chieftain bus arrived just in time to take the children back to school on the first day after the Easter holidays.

YEARS AGO:

Volunteer work began after a large group of volunteers approached the Ministry of Forests and were granted

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BACK IN TIME a 35-acre tract of Crown land in Birch Island on which they planned to selective log. The money earned from the logs would be donated towards existing debts of Minor Hockey and a donation given towards a planned trip to Europe for a local hockey team in the fall. Thirty-nine different companies and individuals were signed up to participate in the first ever Home Leisure and Industry Show hosted by the Clearwater Recreation Association and the Raft River Riders Club.

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A heritage/pioneer theme village for Clearwater was being proposed by a group of travel experts. Benefits to the local economy from the village could exceed $1.37 million annually, stated the report. Vavenby Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind team placed second in the provincial finals. The local silver medal winners were probably from the smallest school taking part, stated coach Debbie Mullins.

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In an effort to meet budget cuts, VIA Rail planned to close passenger stations and shelters that didn't meet minimum standards of "ons and offs" on an annual basis, including the station in Clearwater and the shelter in Blue River, said Grant Iley, VIA Rail customer service rep.

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YEARS AGO:

About 60 members of the community brought specially col-

lected rocks to help build a labyrinth on Earth Day at Robin's Nest Bed and Breakfast. The business in Clearwater's Greer Subdivision was also the home of Ray and Satarra Negrin. Tony and Clara Rudlang celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the Elks Hall. The couple had been married in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. CSS Grade 12 student Jon Turner edged out three-time defending champion teacher Peter Persad to win the annual Milk Run. Turner set a school record of 10:39. Little Fort's two First Responders were looking for reinforcements. The program had been established in the community four years earlier.

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Two Clearwater residents lost their house to a fire on Cameron Road. Roy Cragg and his wife were overwhelmed by the community support. Interact Wood Products Ltd was granted a $1.5 million loan to complete construction on its Vavenby ill site as well as an extension of its creditor protection from May 9 to June 25. Mike Wiegele celebrated his 35th year in the heli-ski business with a week-long series of activities including a mass with 10 members of the St Michael's Choir (from

his home town in Austria), a retro 1970s dinner and buffet that included a walk down memory lane, mountain biking, tennis canoeing, volleyball, golf, and of course, heli-skiing. Liability and union issues were cited as barriers that prevented the hiring of two summer students by the CID. YCS was proposing to establish a valley-wide transit bus system extending from Vavenby to Kamloops. Jack Keough, society administrator said, "It could be a pretty exciting development." An All Candidates Forum was held in Clearwater for the provincial election. NDP Mike Hanson, Green Party Grant Fraser, Liberal candidate Kevin Krueger and BC Conservative Bob Altenhofen spoke about their respective platforms, with Kevin Krueger going on to win a third term at the Legislature. Twenty-two teams were entered in the “Hamburger Hill” paintball competition to promote how safe and non-violent the sport is. Also in sports, 17 year-old Cory Graffunder took first place in Merritt Main Jet crosscountry motorbike race and Clearwater’s Jay Pickering won gold in judo at the Canadian Senior Championships.

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Don Manson said Clearwater is doing all the right things. One resource that the community was in danger of losing was the Community Resource Center. "A lot of communities would love to have it," he said. District of Clearwater approved $2,500 towards developing a business plan for a proposed arts, crafts and technology center being proposed by the Community Resource Center. "I think it's important we step up to the plate and give it the nod," said councillor Brent Buck. The Blue River Bruderschaft donated nearly $10,000 to help Cory Tourond, who had become paralyzed after his vehicle went out of control when it hit black ice. The money would be used for a ramp and special lift.

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Young buskers (L-r) Michael Kennedy, Reuben Broadway, Sean Kennedy and Jonah Broadway (with ukelele) sing gospel songs in front of Bayley's Bistro in Clearwater's Brookfield Mall recently. They were doing it just for fun (and some spending money), they said. The Kennedy brothers are from Barriere while the Broadways come from Clearwater. Photo courtesy of Bayley's Bistro

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Students from Raft River Elementary School kicked off the Clearwater School Garden Project as part of Earth Day. Little Fort Herefords captured several of the top honours during the 77th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale, including grand champion, junior champion, reserve junior champion, best pair of bulls and best string of bulls.

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Read us on facebook @ www. clearwatertimes Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation (WGCFC) 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Plan Well Gray Community Forest (WGCF) 2010 Society Report

The public is invited to attend this presentation of the WGCFC’s 2014 Annual Report. Presentations will include: • • • • • • Date: Time Place

The General Manager’s Report The 2014 Financial Statements An Update on Strategic Plan Activities A Development Planning Review The 2015 Annual Plan The WGCF 2010 Society’s Report May 14, 2015, 7-9 PM Dutch Lake Community Center

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WildSafeBC receives funding to reduce human-wildlife conflict Ministry of Environment VICTORIA – Every year British Columbians are involved in human-wildlife conflicts. To reduce these potentially dangerous situations, the Province is awarding WildSafeBC $275,000 to provide education and increase awareness in communities. "Our goal of 'keeping wildlife wild and communities safe' seems to be gaining acceptance throughout the province,” said Frank Ritcey, provincial WildSafeBC co-ordinator. “While we have a ways to go, I think British Columbians can be proud of the fact that they are getting so much better at reducing human-wildlife conflict,” the former Clearwater resident said. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, British Columbians are spending more time outdoors, increasing the chances of human-wildlife conflict. The majority of these encounters are with bears emerging from hibernation and looking for food. Other wildlife – such as cougars, coyotes and wolves – are becoming more active, and increasing the potential for conflict. This provincial funding will allow WildSafeBC to support more than 100 communities throughout B.C. in their efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. This year, 22 coordinators will provide presentations to community groups, schools and residents,

offering educational tips to reduce these conflicts. WildSafeBC (formerly Bear Aware) is designed, owned and delivered by the B.C. Conservation Foundation. The primary objective is keeping wildlife wild and communities safe by arming British Columbians with the tools necessary to discourage wildlife from lingering in residential areas. Locking up garbage, picking ripe fruit and installing sensor lights are a few ways to keep wildlife moving through urban areas. The Conservation Officer Service (COS) is B.C.'s primary responder to human-wildlife conflicts where there is a risk to public safety, conservation concerns, or where significant property damage has occurred. The COS is working closely with local governments and co-ordinators to identify and resolve wildlife-related issues in B.C. communities. In 2014-15, the Conservation Officer Service received 29,200 calls regarding human-wildlife conflicts. Of those calls, 17,771 involved bears. Communities where attractants are managed properly have seen a decline in related human-wildlife conflicts, and in the number of animals that have to be destroyed. The most effective and natural way to reduce humanwildlife interaction is to properly manage food attractants such as garbage, birdseed, compost, pet food and fruit so they are not accessible to wildlife. Relocating wildlife is neither viable nor a long-term solution in managing these kinds of conflicts. Often, relocated wildlife will return to conflict situations or will not survive competing with already established populations. For more information on WildSafeBC, visit: https://wildsafebc.com/

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Raising money for Challengers Jenna Wilson (l) and Cindy Raschke clean up in the kitchen following a Challengers fundraiser held Saturday, April 25, in the Clearwater Elks Hall. Raschke played a lead role in organizing the event. Photo by Kay Knox

COMMUNITY UPDATE ON THE Blackpool Park Project and the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Trans Mountain invite Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) residents to a Community Information Meeting at the

Blackpool Community Hall, Monday, May 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Director Carol Schaffer, Wells Gray Country Services Committee members and TNRD Senior Staff will present updated budget information and proposed park revisions for community review and input. Trans Mountain representatives will provide information updates on the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.

Thompson Rivers University's WolfPack volleyball programs will host their first overnight camp this summer. The four-day event will be held at the Tournament Capital Centre from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13. Accommodations will be in TRU Residence. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 12 to 18. Fees are set at $550 for overnight attendees, while day-participants will be charged $250. Registration is available at tru.ca/athletics/sportcamps.

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Rave behave

There was a lot of commotion last week about a potential rave on Dunn Lake Rd. Clearwater RCMP spoke to the person in charge and gave several warnings as to the level of noise that was going to be expected from the party. The party was a main focus for the RCMP, who conducted road blocks throughout the weekend in attempts to curtail any drug abuse or underage drinking. A total of zero noise complaints were received during the weekend.

Ministry of Forest break-and-enter

The Ministry or Forests building was broken into last week. Video footage was seized and clear pictures of the vehicle and person have been recovered. Clearwater RCMP is currently investigating the incident; however, if anyone has any information, please phone the detachment.

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1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report Domestic leads to arrest Clearwater RCMP arrested on male last week during an investigation into an alleged domestic assault. The male was arrested in Clearwater and transported directly to Kamloops to be held for his court date. He is currently at risk for being charged with assault. The male is being investigated for charges of threats from a file that was opened up prior to the domestic. The two files have different victims.

B.C.'s resource roads an asset and a liability Forest Practices Board VICTORIA – In a new report on the state of access management, the Forest Practices Board estimates that B.C. now has over 600,000 kilometres of resource roads and concludes that the provincial government's information about and management of these roads remains inadequate. "It is extremely difficult for the public and other users of resource roads to have any reliable idea of where roads are and whether they are accessible or safe for travel," said board chair Tim Ryan. "Resource roads are a multibillion dollar public asset and a liability. Government is not managing them to ensure we maximize the positive benefits of public investment in road development and minimize the negative impacts roads can have." The report identifies three key areas of concern; inventory, stra-

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tegic management and operational issues. Three quarters of the existing roads in the province were built by the forest industry, with the oil and gas and mining industries responsible for most of the rest. Much of this resource road network is not useable for industrial purposes and is in some state of deactivation. However, many of these roads still present risks to the environment, fish and wildlife, and provide unintended public access in some areas. The report makes a number

of recommendations to government, including: • a website (or wiki) that allows collaborative editing of road location and status; • implementing the BC Forest Safety Ombudsman's recommendation for a new public highway designation for resource roads that provide access to communities; • enabling the setting of objectives for access and public notice requirements; and • policies and minor legislative amendments to address operational issues. The Forest Practices Board is B.C.'s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board can investigate and report on current forestry and range issues and make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

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Singing for Earth Day (L-r) Leah Jones, Bob Anderson and Patti Woods leads participants in a sing-along during Clearwater's first Earth Day celebration on April 22. Activities at Dutch Lake consisted of drumming, singing and goodies amidst the spectacular surroundings that Clearwater is famous for. The celebration was organized by the Concerned Citizens of Clearwater. Photo by Dave Simms

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Guiders (l-r) (rear) Katrina Brcko, (front) Evan Colborne, (rear) Maple Peel, (front) Lily Adamson, Betty-Ann Roy, Astrid Ludwig, leader Katrina Link and Hanna Wadlegger take part in a session at North Thompson Park. Wadlegger is to leave soon on a Guiding trip to India. Photo by Kay Knox

Girl Guides practice their camping skills at day camp haps attending a weekend camp in June,

Submitted On Monday, April 20, local Girl Guides, Sparks, Brownies, Pathfinders and leaders spent the better part of the day at North Thompson Provincial Park learning camping skills. The girls practiced raising tents, making bedrolls and lighting fires. They also made first aid kits, played some games and followed trail signs. Several new girls have joined the local Guiding movement recently. If your daughter is interested in joining any of the four active branches of Guiding in Clearwater, and per-

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SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM FLUSHING, CLEANING AND CCTV INSPECTION REQUEST FOR QUOTATION NO. 2015-02 The District of Clearwater invites quotes to complete the flushing, cleaning and CCTV Inspection of the District’s Sewer Collection System. These works involve the supply of materials, labour, Traffic control, tools and equipment required to flush, clean and complete CCTV inspection of the Districts 4284 meters of sanitary Sewer piping. Sealed quotations addressed to Leslie Groulx, Chief Administration Office, District of Clearwater 209 Dutch Lake Road, PO Box 157, Clearwater BC, V0E 1N0, clearly marked Request for Quotation "POWER FLUSHING and CCTV INSPECTION OF SANITARY SEWERS 2015-02", will be received up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, May 4th, 2015. In order to register and receive a quotation package, please phone 250 674-2257or email Bruce Forsyth, Public Works Superintendent @ bforsyth@docbc.ca on or after April 14, 2015. The lowest or any quotation will not necessarily be accepted. The District of Clearwater reserves the right to waive formalities in or reject any or all quotations, or accept the Quotation deemed most favorable in the interest of the District of Clearwater, having regard to the price, equipment and qualifications offered. For information regarding this project contact: Bruce Forsyth, Public Works Superintendent Phone: 250.647-2257 Email bforsyth@docbc.ca


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Recognizing Wells Gray Community Forest's help Left: Clearwater Secondary School senior girls soccer player Alexis Weber shows off the Wells Gray Community Forest logo on her shoulder, signifying who paid for her jersey. Behind her, also in WGCF-sponsored jerseys, are Shanequa Harwood (l) and Arel Briggs Eakins. Below: (L-r) Clearwater Secondary School teacher Brent Buck shows Wells Gray Community Forest representatives Richard Christensen and Mitch Miller a metal and wood sign that a student made using the CNC router behind him and other equipment purchased with help from the community forest. Photos by Keith McNeill

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Sports Taking on Valleyview Clearwater Secondary School junior girls soccer players Haliya Arduini (l) and Kaitlyn Marsel (with ball) compete against the Valleyview Vikings during a play-day at CSS on Monday, April 20. The junior Raider girls lost to the Vikings as well as to NorKam. Photo by Keith McNeilll

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Spartans take on Williams Lake Barriere's Brandon Proppe prepares to offload the ball on contact as North Thompson Spartans' senior team take on Williams Lake during a game at Clearwater Secondary School last Friday. The seniors won 39-0 while the juniors defeated Williams Lake 46-10. The combined Clearwater/Barriere teams are to travel to Williams Lake for more games next Friday. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Construction has begun on the Candle Creek mountain bike trail network. With funding provided by TNRD, Rec Sites and Trails BC, the Wells Gray Outdoor Club began work last week on the first singletrack loop. This first trail will be the hub of the planned network of over 30 km of cross country, all mountain, and downhill freeride trails. The Ridge Loop is 1.5 km of easy singletrack suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail weaves through the open fir forests and offers good views of the Raft and North Thompson valleys. This singletrack will be great for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing as well, but please no motorized use. Wells Gray Outdoor Club has contracted a professional trail builder to rough in the tread with a mini-excavator. Trail finishing will be by hand tools with volunteer and hired labour. The Ridge Loop is expected to be completed for June 1.

Volunteer trail building. The first volunteer work session was Friday afternoon, April 24. Sixteen enthusiastic locals showed up to clear brush, cut roots, rake, and tamp to make a smooth rideable trail. Big thanks to Kurt Dodd for falling danger trees. If you would like to volunteer, contact info@ wellsgrayoutdoorclub.ca, or join the next volunteer three-hour trail day on Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. at the Candle Creek parking lot. Bring outdoor work gear, hand tools (rakes, pruning shears, loppers, polaskis), and safety gear. All volunteers need to be a member to be covered by club insurance. You may sign up for membership on Saturday ($10 for mountain bike membership). There will be a formal training day May 24; space is limited to 10 participants. Hiring teens The Wells Gray Outdoor Club in cooperation with KDC Forestry will be hiring a team of two local teens for part-time weekend trail building work in May and June. If you are 14 or older and interested in riding and building mountain bike trails, then you should apply as a team of two: • Submit a one-page description of your experience, interests, and personal info as a team of two. Email to solmountain2@gmail.com, call 250.674.1231 for more info. • Attend a three hour volunteer orientation and application review this Saturday, May 2. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Candle Creek parking lot. Bring outdoor work gear and safety glasses.

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Frogs are subject of Strong Start lesson On Wednesday, April 22, the Vavenby Strong Start students learned about frogs. After everyone helped to remove all of the wheat kernels out of the plastic play box it was filled with water. Mrs. Amy explained to the children how the special hose was able to take the water from the sink and put it into the box. After all the water was added the students cheerfully put in toy frogs, rocks, lily pads, toy fish, etc. There were magnetic fishing rods to catch the fish and nets as well. With those types of toys the children have to learn to take turns. After play/free time where one option was to paint pictures of frogs everyone went to the library and listened to two

crib and darts clubs. The drive continues but bottles will not be picked up at homes. Just drop your bags off at the school or the store, marked Vavenby PAC on top. Summer break for crib and darts Crib and darts is winding down for the summer but will start

Bob Grainger

founder David Black – Grainger’s 33 years in the newspaper business has been colourful. It began in 1976 when Black was the owner and publisher of the Williams Lake Tribune and was in need of a sales manager. It took a little convincing, but before long Grainger joined up with Black and a unique partnership was formed that would last more than 30 years. In 1978, Grainger became the publisher of the Williams Lake Tribune and by 1980 he was the president of Cariboo Press. In 2000, Black Press had expanded greatly taking in most of B.C. and Washington State, not to mention Hawaii, and Grainger took on more responsibilities by becoming president of the Prairie Group as well as Cariboo Press.

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Former Black Press executive earns prestigious newspaper award The first time you meet Bob Grainger it can be intimidating. The retired Black Press newspaper executive is an imposing presence. But ask anyone who has worked with Grainger and they’ll say you couldn’t meet a nicer guy. “He definitely has a game face that is rough and tough, but he cares more about people and newspapers than anyone,” says longtime friend and co-worker Mark Warner, who has known Grainger for 22 years. To Grainger, it’s always been about the people and “doing a good job.” So, it shouldn’t be surprising that Grainger was honoured with the prestigious Eric Dunning Award for Dedication and Service to the Community Newspaper Industry, when the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association met for its annual convention on Saturday, April 25. “I’m very surprised about the award,” says Grainger, 71, a Saanich resident. From hardware salesman to being the right-hand man of Black Press

There will be kids' grab bags, special demonstrations, door prizes, trivia, and a free lunch consisting of salads, barbequed burgers and hot dogs, and refreshments. The open house is to give the community information about the department and to recruit new members.

Primary School parents advisory council had made $500 in a bottle drive, including a $150 donation from the Vavenby

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Firefighters to host open house Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house on Sunday, May 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Vavenby Strong Start students (l-r) Moira Crystall, Courtney Prince, and Kelsey Rexin helping Mrs. Amy get the frog pond ready. Photo by Robyn Rexin

frog stories. The second story was about the life cycle of a frog. As of April 16 Vavenby

again in the fall. The last night for crib was Tuesday, Apr. 28, and the last night for darts will be Thursday, Apr. 30.

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He was named chief operating officer in 2002 and moved to Victoria from Williams Lake to work alongside Black. Black said Grainger was a quick study and an asset to the company. “I’m not surprised he stayed around for so long. I was always able to give him new challenges, and he got the job done,” Black said. “He was a lot of fun to be around, too.” Grainger always

remained committed to his community, and expected the same from his newspaper staff. Since his retirement, he’s played it low-key. He does a little fishing, hunting, golfing and has had more time to devote to his woodworking hobby. One thing he does miss about working, though, is the people. “I miss people amazingly. It was the best ride. It was the best thing in my life,” he says

EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PREPAREDNESS OPEN HOUSE As part of National Emergency Preparedness Week, the TNRD (Wells Gray Country Services Committee) and the District of Clearwater would like to invite residents to come and check out emergency services providers from within the local area and to receive information on emergency preparedness. Where: When: Why:

The following organizations will be participating: • • • • • • • •

Blackpool Fire Department B.C. Ambulance Service Clearwater Fire Department District of Clearwater Clearwater RCMP Wells Gray Search & Rescue Kinder Morgan TNRD – Wells Gray Country Services Committee

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Meeting at: 11 Lodge Drive Wayne Richardson (Pastor)

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3083 Capostinsky Rd. • Service 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Celebration Services Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-676-9574 Non Denominational

St James Catholic Church Sunday Service Mass 11am - 12pm

324 Clearwater Village Road 250-819-5579

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Non-denominational congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area.

Sunday Worship Service 10 am

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Rotary Sports Park Saturday, May 9th, 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. To raise awareness of what resources are available to respond in case of an emergency in our communities.

Clearwater Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor John Masigan Saturday Service - 10am Clearwater Christian Church Ph. 250-674-3468

CLEARWATER UNITED CHURCH Meeting at Catholic Church of St. James

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Clearwater Living Streams Christian Fellowship Meeting at New Life Assembly every Sunday 5:00pm

Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 email: livingstreams@hotmail.com Clearwater Community Church open to everyone - all denominations

CLEARWATER NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Dan Daase - Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

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Phone: 250-674-2345

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CLEARWATER COMMUNITY BAPTIST 24E Old North Thompson Hwy

Worship Service 10:30

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at Buy-Low Foods store. May 12: Startup Coffee meeting. A casual meeting for anyone interested in starting a business, share exp or ideas, etc. 11:30 – 12:30 @ The Hop ‘n Hog 424 Clearwater Valley road. Info: Amanda 250.434.0200 or kamloopsinnovation.ca/event/startup-coffee-clearwater May 16: May Day Parade sponsored by Clearwater Rotary. Theme is “Western”. Start planning those floats and individual entries. More details to follow. May 23: Free Dump Day – Clearwater Eco-Depot, 8am-4pm May 24: Vavenby Transfer Station – Free Dump Day, 9am-5pm. May 25: Clearwater & District Hospice Society Annual AGM, 11 am, at Hospice office (back of Legion building) July 17-19: The Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival. NT Fall Fair Grounds. info at www.cdnbluemoon.ca or call 250-319-0402 Sept 4-7: North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

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ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Indoor Market: Every Saturday May – Oct, 9 am – 12 noon, Elks Hall. • Tuesday Morning Coffee (TMC): Meets 10am – 11:30 @ Clearwater Community Baptist Church. All women and children welcome. (9:30-10 am Bible Study). Info 250-674-3624 • Women in Business Luncheon: Last Wed. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 250-674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmers’ Market May – Oct. Saturdays 9am– Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 250-587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – 2nd Fri. of the mth. 6:30pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - 2nd & 4th Wed. Elks Hall 5pm, Info call Phyllis 250-674-3535 • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. • Upstream Community and Heritage Society open house Tuesdays: 9am-9pm @ Avola School House, various activities. Info ph Fay 250-678-5302. • Thompson Valley Quilters. Meet 2nd Wed. and 3rd Mon. of the mth at NTAC in the DLCC, 9 am - 4 pm. Info Linda 250-6743437 or Dorothy 250-676-9270 • Vavenby Needle Arts Group. Meet every Tues. 11am - 4pm at Vavenby Community Center. Info Dorothy 250-676-9270 CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Racoon StrongStart - Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:45-11:45am • Racoon StrongStart - Vavenby Elm school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Monday mornings, reg. Kerry 250-674-3530 HEALTH & HEALING • Hospice Grief Support: 2nd Thur of every mth, NT Funeral Home

1-3 pm, info 250-674-2400 • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - Wed. 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. www.healingrooms.com. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion 778-208-0137. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-3675 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thurs every mth. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Tues. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Nov., Jan., & Mar. AGM in May • Volleyball: Winter, dates TBA, at Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. Info: 250-674-1878. • Youth Group: ages 12-18, Sat. 7-10 pm Dutch Lake Community Center, info 250-674-2600 • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 250-674-2468 annie.pomme@ hotmail.com • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 • Drop in Basketball: Winter, dates TBA, $2 drop in at Clearwater Secondary School Gym. Info: 250-674-1878 • Slo-Pitch: Clearwater mixed Slo-Pitch league May – July. Contact Carmen Archibald 778-208-1773, 250-674-2632 • Drop in Soccer: June -Sept, tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:00 PM, CSS field, $2 drop in, grade 8 to adult SENIORS • BUNCO: 3rd Tue of every mth, Dutch Lake Seniors Drop-in Centre, 1:30 – 3 pm, info 250-674-2400 • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the mth 2pm at the library. All seniors welcome. • WGCSS Writers Circle: Meets 1st & 3rd Thur. @ Library

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Information Clearwater: AA contact Call Wendy 250-587-0026 anytime. Clearwater Meeting of Narcotics Anonymous Every Wed. @ Clearwater Christian Church, #11 Lodge Dr. 7-8:15 pm. Call 250-6748100 or 250-319-0794 for info. “Alcohol is also a Drug” Do you need help with reading, writing or math? FREE confidential adult tutoring available. Call Helen at Clearwater Literacy 250-674-3530 Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

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RECEPTIONIST/NURSING Casual Busy family practice office looking for an organized, confidentially-minded person as a casual Receptionist Nursing. Please apply with resume, in person before May 15, 2015 Clearwater Medical Clinic 258 Park Drive Clearwater, BC

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Garage Sale May 2 9am-2pm On Call Service Centre, 851 Yellowhead Hwy. Clearwater French doors, windows, Harley bags, cook stoves, front loader washer, TV, vacuum, printers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, tools, pumps, truck chains, straps, concrete sealer, and a whole lot more! All must go!! Little Fort Community Garage Sale May 2 Little Fort Hall 9 am - 2 pm Vendors $5/table, bring your own (some avail at hall). Setup 8:30 am. Lots of room inside or out. Crafters & Small Businesses welcome. Info 250-677-4243

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We are presently seeking a Tire Technician. Previous experience is an asset, but will train. Must have valid class 5 drivers license. Full Time Position with benefits. Competitive wage and great working conditions.

The District of Clearwater’s Community Recreation Healthy Living Program is accepting resumes for the Summer 2015 Red Cross Swimming Lesson Program

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Rentals Duplex / 4 Plex Barriere: 3 bdrm duplex (2up 1down),on Dunn Lake Rd. $1100/mo + util. Or other options, call 250-319-5220 or 250-672-9958. Avail immed. Barriere: large 1 bdrm apartment in quiet neighbourhood.750sqft. $615/mo. Pets negotiable. Call 250-682-2231

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Notice This notice is in response to Legal notice in Clearwater Times dated March 26, 2015 on page A18. Property of Larry Brigden, mobile home located at 34-935 Old North Thompson Highway, Mountain View Trailer park is in probate. Any claims made against this property are subject to probate to be settled. For any further questions contact Valerie Auger at (807) 824-2541 ext 227

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Life in and on tropical seas Perhaps I saw a couple of manatee when we were driving our rental car from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale (from one cruise to the next) where we had pulled into a small park beside Indian River – or maybe they were just seals. Dolphins were more plentiful; as each ship left port, and again on our return, dolphins entertained us. One turned into a duo: mom and a small-sized duplicate “attached” to her side, copying move for move, dive for dive. From our balconies we endlessly watched flying fish disturbed the turbulence created by the ships’ engines; these silver, winged shapes looked like birds as they flew short distances and longer. Sometimes they skipped like stones from one wave-top to another before disappearing. Stormy Petrels often accompanied the ships and woe betide a tardy flying fish! The birds dived straight at them, effortlessly scooped one up, turned it lengthwise and swallowed, all while on the wing. They seldom missed their target. The favourite activity for bestest buddy Joan and me when in port was to go snorkelling. On each outing we saw more different kinds and colours of fish than I could count or remember; always something special or different would show up. On the excursion from Nassau in the Bahamas new coral growth, peeping out of the sand or older larger corals, displayed brilliant colours. Beside St. John’s Island near St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands we floated above a turtle, watching its beaked face graze along the sandy ocean floor, totally undisturbed by the human shapes above it. Joan is from the Maritime Provinces of Canada where we had feasted on lobsters in 2013; here in the Caribbean we learned that their equivalent, a spiny saltwater lobster, is

sometimes referred to as a crayfish because it does not have the large front pinchers. We saw one, as large as any lobster we had eaten, its matching legs moving it along beside the coral when we snorkelled near Grand Turk. Each cruise-line with vessels afloat in the Caribbean Sea, it now seems, has its own tiny tropical island – or part of one – equipped as a playground for their passengers. From the ship we could see low-lying land with palm trees, white sandy beaches laden with beach chairs and sometimes a tallish structure for an unknown purpose. At each one, company boats came out from a protected harbour to our anchored ship, loaded a couple of hundred swimsuit clad people, and took them ashore. Here, an array of inevitable shops plus a bar or two were the first small buildings, dark, smiling attendants vying for our attention and U.S. money. At the first one, we hoped to avoid the blaring onboard music, but each person or couple had brought their own, so we had it coming at us from each side and behind. That quickly got us into the water, surfacing for lunch at the so-called barbecue. Piles and piles of food awaited us, brought ashore from the ship. At the second one the aroma of cooking meat kept our digestive juices flowing as we dined. An excursion here offered the chance to swim with the sting rays. While not tempted to participate, Joan and I did walk over to see them. Able to go in and out of the enclosure, huge unmistakeable shadow-ish shapes complete with spine-tipped tail were still drifting around after the swimmers had emerged. “You should have come!” we were told. “They are so smooth to stroke and pat.” Somehow we had managed to enjoy ourselves in and on the tropical seas without doing that.

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Thinking about, “When I grow up...” Do you ever look at a small child and ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Do you ever wonder if is possible to observe a child, listen to their self-talk, watch them play, notice what they find fascinating and try to predict the answer? Nature. Nurture. Possibilities. Limitations. Opportunities of all kinds some along. "The world is so full of a number of things...." Some cultures, families and education systems have tried it. By assigning a child a role from an early age, providing training and "experts" making arrangements, people have attempted to bring about a better economy, stimulate careers and reduce work-place dissatisfaction. Science fiction stories expand on this idea to extremes. Still, it is something to ponder. Is there anything in the early child's developmental preferences that would follow through consistently as the youth voices his/her ambitions which would accurately forecast the adult's career success? And, if so, what can the caring parent

It Seems To Me… By Eleanor Deckert

do or not do to provide for their children? After all, every parent who pays for hockey equipment, piano lessons, summer camp, even chooses gifts and toys is hoping that "behind Door Number 3" is the attractive "something" that will stimulate curiosity and focus the young mind to strive and achieve. I can tell my own story. Age three: I taught my younger brothers Bible stories while looking at the illustrations. I still do that. Age four: I directed my first play, "Peter Pan" in the back yard with my siblings and cousins and costumes and narration. I still do that. Age five: I came home from my first day of Grade 1, dragged a large piece of cardboard to write on, rolled logs to sit on and insisted my siblings

sit quietly while I taught them how to read. I still do that. Age seven: My Dad let me use his typewriter and I composed my first story. And look! I still do that! For your amusement and my embarrassment, I share this early literary attempt with you now. (Spelling and punctuation is left as I did at age seven.) "The Big Bird" Once upon a time there was a big bird he aced like the king becas He bosed every boty around arouned. Now there was a tiny bird he bosed the big bird around. The big bird caled the tiny bird a pesed wenthis ha pend. One day the tiny bird gathered a hole flok of tiny birds then one day thay all swooped down on the big bird. OWWWWWWOW Yelled the big bird and floo out of the big wood. And never came bake agen. And the tiny bird live h a pp ly ever after. TH E END It seems to me that it would have been pretty easy to predict my future, including the poor typing!

Book-signing for field guide Roland Neave (l) signs a copy of the sixth edition of his book, Exploring Wells Gray Park, for Chance Breckenridge during a book-signing held at Buy-Low Foods on Saturday, April 25. Photo by Kay Knox

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