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Medical pot changes coming down the pipe

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Cariboo Regional District is facing relaxing its bylaws with new changes coming to how medical marijuana production facilities (MMPF) are regulated in British Columbia. The province announced on May 7 that local governments cannot prohibit these legal grow operations in the agricultural land reserve (ALR). It has also amended the associated regulation to allow federally licensed medical marijuana production as a farm use in the ALR. CRD chair Al Richmond says the board has no actual details yet on what is going to change, other than a news release

pointing to a new bylaw standard, which staff will study and then report back to directors with recommendations. “We did enable them through Heavy Industrial [HI zoning], and we have one application probably moving forward in the South Cariboo for medical marijuana. “That was consistent with what the ministry said when we went throughout that process, and now they are saying something different, so we’ll have to go back and look at it.” The Ministry of Agriculture release states it has sent letters to each local government in B.C. advising them of the regulation change and outlining the bylaw standard, and will immediately begin


work with local governments to align these with all local bylaws by early fall. Richmond says the board has not yet received that letter, although staff found related information online. The ministry also says the bylaw standard is designed to ensure as much land as possible in the ALR is used for agriculture, with a provision that there should not be a minimum lot size requirement for MMPFs. It also requires they have a minimum setback of no more than 100 metres from any urban and ALR boundary whenever these lie in regulated communities. Continued on A3

Integration supported

A positive step toward an improved respecting the autonomy of individuSouth Cariboo fire services was taken al departments. at the South Cariboo Joint Committee In the new plan, the first $5,000 (SCJC) meeting on May 4. would pay for a facilitator 100 Mile House Fireto lead a workshop with the Rescue (OMFR) chief Darrell southern Cariboo Regional Blades presented the comDistrict (CRD) fire departmittee with a new, lower-cost ments on areas where plan for a study requiring no functional integration might contribution from local govenhance area services, he ernments. explained. This was after the deci“That workshop would DARRELL sion on a South Cariboo Fire involve all South Cariboo fire BLADES Services Review of a potenchiefs putting their input into tial framework and cost for it and a functional integrathis proposal had been deferred at tion plan coming out of it.” the SCJC meeting on March 9, with Blades said the facilitator could instructions to staff to bring back then create a report based on the outmore information. come by September, in time for next Blades explained he and other staff year’s budget planning. met to discuss options on March 19, He noted the plan could potentially and came up with a new potential include forming a sub-regional fire format at a lesser cost of up to $8,500. service in the South Cariboo. This significantly reduces the estiAnother $3,000 would cover an mated costs of up to $40,000 for the education session the same weekend, earlier suggestion of doing a com- with possibly a further $500 toward a plete third-party feasibility study for venue and meals, Blades added. potentially enhancing functionality Continued on A4 of the fire protection services, while

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Courtney Estabrooks was one of the models hitting the fashion show runway, one of the many ladies' events at the Cariboo Women’s Fair in 100 Mile House, May 8-9. The second annual event was a big hit at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre with plenty of visitors and dozens of local vendors catering to women’s interests.



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WEEKEND CRASHES ICBC is warning B.C. drivers to avoid high-risk behaviours this long weekend, particularly failing to yield right-of-way, speeding, unsafe lane changes, tailgating and ignoring traffic control devices. Police will be cracking down this May long weekend on B.C. roads as part of a month-long campaign, and will kick off with a province-wide blitz on May 15. On average, 68 people are injured in 260 crashes every year throughout the Southern Interior over the Victoria Day long weekend.

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Megan Easton, left, Sarah Batalha, right front, and Hailey Blattler were among the students from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School washing cars for a 2015 Grad fundraiser event at Regency Chrysler in 100 Mile House on May 9.

Budget impacts savings, taxes Federal election candidates express differing opinions

Carole Rooney Free Press

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod says the recently released federal budget includes some important measures for families and small businesses that her constituents had highlighted to her as a local need. There will be “huge impacts” for small businesses with their tax rate going from 11 to nine per cent over the next couple of years, she explains. McLeod notes many families and individuals will benefit from almost twice the room in tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) – jumping to $10,000 from the current $5,500 – to allow more latitude and a slower withdrawal process. “Especially during the recession, they [had] to take out significant dollars when perhaps they had lost money in their portfolio.” However, NDP candidate Bill Sundhu strongly

disagrees with the increased TFSA cap. “By doubling the [TSFA], it deprives the treasury going forward in succeeding years of vital resources for programs that are needed with an aging population ... and declining birth rates.” The government is “leaving the cupboard bare for future generations” by losing out on billions of dollars in tax revenue that “increasingly goes into wealthier hands,” he adds. McLeod argues the Conservatives have a family tax package that supports all Canadians. “The NDP have sort of classified anyone who makes more than $60,000 a year as rich, and I don’t think that is very accurate. If you have a young family, it is certainly not at the bottom end, but it is not rich.” The average family of four is saving $6,000 in federal taxes compared to 2006, she adds. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate Steve Powrie says

that, aside from family tax credits, it is a “skipping stone” budget. Some aspects that don’t even kick in for, five or 10 years, such as a billion-dollar infrastructure plan that doesn’t take effect 2019 – and also isn’t enough, he explains. Noting the Port Mann Bridge replacement costs almost that much, Powrie says this surely can’t meet the needs of Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, let alone the rest of the country. Powrie adds the increase to the TFSAs contributions will benefit only the higher-income Canadians who are able to double them. “Only one-quarter of the people who put money into TFSAs actually maxed it to the $5,500 limit, and then that is carried over if you didn’t max....” He criticizes the Conservatives for bringing in these budget elements now, just prior to an election. “It is totally unnecessary; smoke and mirrors.”

Regulated marijuana production allowed in ALR From A1

Richmond says the board agrees having setbacks is necessary, but had made a “major recommendation” in its initial feedback last year to the ministry that a public review process should take place on applications for medical marijuana operations. “I know the RCMP did express concern about the more removed

they were from the detachment, the harder it was to ‘protect’ them – for lack of a better term. “We’d asked the ministry if they would get involved in the very beginning when this whole thing came up, and they weren’t going to be involved. So, now they’ve decided to write something.” However, the ministry points to its release last June indicating medical

marihuana production (in compliance with Health Canada) “should not be prohibited by local government bylaws” and those looking at bylaws to prohibit this “may wish to seek legal counsel” about the potential for a constitutional challenge. While it now classifies MMPFs as a farm use, that same June 24, 2014 release also announced medical marijuana production had been struck

from the list of agricultural uses that qualify for farm classification for assessment and tax purposes. Richmond says the CRD will be making changes as needed, as its bylaws must always be consistent with the provincial legislation. More information and a discussion paper are online at under News, by scrolling to May 7 releases.

BACKROAD CLOSURES Residents of Horsefly, Likely and travellers in surrounding areas are reminded the Horsefly-Likely Forest Service Road (Ditch Road) remains closed to all unauthorized persons and vehicles due to ongoing site rehabilitation of Hazeltine Creek. Gavin and HorseflyPolley Lake forest service roads are also closed due to heavy industrial equipment operating in the area after last summer’s Mount Polley tailings pond breach. Polley Lake and Raft Creek recreation sites, also affected by the breach, will remain closed during the stream rehabilitation and habitat reconstruction process. The work is expected to be complete and the roads re-opened by this fall.


The province unveiled the Fallen Paramedics Memorial on the south lawn of the legislature on May 6. Funded by BC Emergency Health Services and the Ambulance Paramedics of BC, the memorial is engraved with the names of the 10 men and women who have died in the line of duty since the inception of the BC Ambulance Service in 1974.


Mount Polley lays off 120 workers

Union, workers, company hoping restart will be approved By Monica Lamb-Yorski It is a difficult day at Mount Polley as 120 employees are learning they will be laid off,

United Steelworkers Union Local 4-125 president Paul French confirmed on May 5. “I do know Mount Polley is doing its tailgate meetings and talking to the affected crews and there are shift changes tomorrow as well,” French said, adding the layoffs will mostly impact equipment operators and truck drivers. The layoff of 120 people equals more than half of the unionized employees at the mine,

he noted. “We knew this day was coming. That’s why we’ve been pushing so hard to try and be positive on the temporary restart permit and have the mine do what it needed to do to have it submitted and everything done correctly,” Imperial Metals vicepresident of corporate affairs Steve Robertson said the company has finished the construction of the cut-off wall and have resized the workforce to reflect that.

“Crews continue to work on the restoration of Hazeltine Creek and we continue to work hard to complete our permitting in order to get our dedicated workers back to their jobs in an operating environment at the earliest possible time.” Describing the layoffs as “tremendous,” French said the union will do everything it can to get people back to work. “We have to put pressure on the government that if the application

Significant cost reduction applied to project proposal From A1

“In addition to the functional integration workshop, an education session on the legalities of the new BC Fire Service Minimum Training Standards, The Playbook, would be held. “There are a lot of issues on the training playbook – a lot of misunderstandings – right from new firefighters to elected officials.” He said a lawyer working with the Office of the Fire Commissioner and various fire associations would likely lead one evening session on this topic. The total of $8,500 could be paid for by an even split between the

seven area fire departments (OMFR and the six CRD departments), Blades explained. However, he noted the weekend workshop would be open to senior staff and elected officials to sit in with the fire chiefs and one additional representative from each department. The committee approved the proposal in principle, and pledged to have staff look for the funds from budgets and potential grants to help or avoid the departments bearing these costs. It will then revisit the funding sources at a SCJC meeting prior to the early June timeframe slated for the workshop and session.

for restart is there not to wait. Any restart has to be done properly and cannot be forced through if it isn’t correct, but we are hopeful what Mount Polley has proposed will work.” During a telephone conference with the Cariboo Regional District on April 24, the Ministry of Mines stated it hopes to make a decision on the temporary permit by mid-June. Monica Lamb-Yorski is a Williams Lake Tribune reporter.

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Human-caused fires continue

The Wildfire Management Branch (WMB) has responded to 24 wildfires within the Cariboo Fire Centre (CFC) that have burned about 500 hectares since April 1. All of these fires were human-caused and therefore preventable. These incidents serve as reminders for people to remain vigilant with any open burning or recreational activities where fire is being used, and to ensure that they have plans in place to extinguish any fire that may escape. Since April 27, Category 3 open burn-

ing has been prohibited throughout the CFC. Specifically, this order prohibits fires that burn: • Material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width; or • Material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height or three metres in width; or • One or more windrows; or • Stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than 2,000 square metres). Please refer to the following information bulletin for more infor-

mation about the current Category 3 prohibition: hprScripts/WildfireNews/ DisplayArticle. asp?ID=2308 The WMB urges anyone wishing to do any Category 2 open burning to use caution and consider the weather conditions before lighting any fire. Even though the spring may seem like a safe time to burn, there can be significant fire risks at this time of the year. Moisture is present in the soil, but springtime temperatures have been mild and the forest vegetation is generally very

dry. Fires can spread very rapidly, especially when driven by wind. To view the Wildfire Management Branch guide to Category 2 open fires, visit http://bcwild BackyardBurning.pdf. Anyone igniting a fire outdoors must take the following precautions: • Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. • Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible

Three directors acclaimed Williams Lake and District Credit Union held its annual general meeting on April 27, at which time the results of its 2015 director election were announced. Two positions were available for representatives of the Williams Lake Branch. At the close of nominations, two names had been brought forward. Incumbents Joe Bazan and Leanne Macnair were acclaimed for three-year terms. One position was available for a representative of the Bella Coola Valley Branch. Incumbent John Morton was acclaimed for a three-year term. The Williams Lake and District Credit Union board consists of nine members who collectively represent three branches and their surrounding communities – Williams Lake, Bella Coola and 100 Mile House. Directors are

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Debt and bankruptcies climbing in the Cariboo region

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An increase in the number of bankruptcy filings in the Cariboo region have been seen over the past year, according to personal bankruptcy trustee Dean Prentice who opened MNP Debt offices in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake after he observed a trend of people struggling with personal finances. “Bankruptcies had actually been going down since 2009, and now we are starting to see an increase in activity.”

While still much lower than they were five years ago, he notes bankruptcies have been rising in the Cariboo since then, as are insolvency “proposals.” “They still go through a trustee, but rather than going bankrupt, what I do is I negotiate a settlement with the creditors.” Prentice says some ways people commonly get out of debt include selling their house at higher margins or refinancing their mortgages at a better rate. However, a decline in local house values leaves many who were

counting on significant capital gains before renewing their mortgage now out of luck and money, Prentice explains. “Interest rates being low, people say it’s cheap to borrow money – which is true, but in my mind, it’s the exact wrong thing to do.”

Periods of low borrowing rates are the best times to lump any available money onto existing debts, so more of the payment chips away at the principle instead of the interest, he says, adding interest rates will also inevitably rise, and suddenly payments can


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Fintrac and Solicitor-Client Privilege - A Victory for Clients

Most of you will have to deal with a lawyer at some time in your life - and you already know that your lawyer has a duty to keep your secrets locked up - but solicitor-client privilege goes farther than mere confidentiality. Solicitor-client privilege means that, with very few exceptions, even the government can’t require your lawyer to reveal your information. Solicitor-client privilege is not for the lawyer’s benefit - it exists for the client’s benefit. As a profession, lawyers worry about protecting their clients’ secrets. When new laws are passed which might force lawyers to reveal their clients’ secrets, the legal profession as a whole takes action to fight those laws. The most recent example of this phenomenon is seen in a decision pronounced by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this year. [Canada (Attorney General) v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015 SCC 7] Most people have heard about FINTRAC - an agency created to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorist activity. The relevant legislation has created record-keeping and client identification standards, has required reporting by financial intermediaries and has created a government body to ensure compliance. A key problem with the FINTRAC legislation from a lawyer’s perspective is that it gives the agency the ability to demand disclosure of records - without the usual search warrant protections. A full analysis of this case is beyond the scope of this article except to say that the Supreme Court of Canada enunciated or repeated several principles which strengthen solicitor-client privilege. For example, the Court repeated with approval the principle that “all information protected by the solicitor-client privilege is out of reach for the state …” The court also repeated the principle that “solicitor-client privilege ‘must remain as close to absolute as possible …’” Most importantly, the court confirmed that “the state cannot impose duties on lawyers that undermine their duty of commitment to their clients …” Have you ever felt helpless in the face of the power of government? Lawyers believe that only the laws of this country stand between the power of the state and you. Lawyers believe that their role is to use their knowledge of those laws to protect you from the sometimes abusive power of the state – and that is where solicitor-client privilege comes in. How can you protect your own rights if you cannot speak freely with your lawyer? Solicitor-client privilege is your right to require that information which you give to your lawyer not be divulged. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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Local Relay For Life fundraiser cancelled

Canadian Cancer Society reason: participation and fundraising decline

Over the last few years, in spite of the incredible efforts of our volunteers and staff,

there has been a steady decline in our overall number of Relay For Life participants and the amount of funds raised across the country, including in British Columbia, says Jennifer Harbaruk, Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) community giving coordinator. She adds the CCS

must take steps to evolve its signature fundraiser so it can continue to fund its important mission work today and into the future. “We are excited to look towards a new chapter of support in 100 Mile House and area. We heard feedback from the com-

munity, including our volunteers, saw the declining participation and felt a need to reenergize the spirit of giving for the [CCS] in the area.” As a result of these factors, Harbaruk says the CCS will no longer be hosting a Relay For Life event in 100 Mile House and will

AGE-FRIENDLY gathering slated for Lac la Hache

The next AGEFRIENDLY gathering will be held at the O.A.P.O. Pioneer Centre in Lac la Hache, behind Lac La Hache Food Mart, on May 19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The gathering will be an Advance Care Planning information session. Gayle Dunsmuir and Mary Shennum will be leading the discussion about Advance Care and sup-

porting your work, and wishes so that you says Lea Smirfitt, AGE- can make your own F R I E N DLY health-care Community codecisions. By ordinator. discussing and Advance Care documenting planning allows your wishes for people to with your loved have a say in ones and the health care health-care they will receive providers, they Lea if they are too will be better Smirfitt sick to speak for able to act on themselves, she adds. your behalf when need“It is a way to reflect ed.” your values, beliefs Light refreshments



will be served. Smirfitt asks folks to RSVP so organizers can prepare ample documentation and refreshments. For information to register, e-mail her at, or call 250-395-5642.

instead be inviting residents to participate in Kamloops’ Relay (June 20). “We are very grate-


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airness is a very powerful and important principle for most people. As a result of the federal Conservative government’s April 21 federal budget, dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency just got fairer. Lack of fairness is at the heart of many of the complaints we hear about tax authorities. For example, it feels unfair to get a letter from the taxman using language that makes you feel guilty of a crime you didn’t commit, or the ultimate in unfairness not being able to rely on the government’s own tax compliance advice. Several years ago, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business made 145 “secret shopper” calls to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and found that 20 per cent of the time the agency staff gave incomplete or incorrect answers to standard questions from small

business owners. leader in this area in 2005 More recently, it was when then-revenue minister reported that the Canada Rick Thorpe introduced Revenue Agency’s own study a Taxpayer Fairness found its agents provided and Service Code that wrong advice even more committed to respect written often – 25 per cent of the tax advice — even if it was time. wrong. Bad tax advice Thorpe can be a big championed the problem if you are code passionately audited. with the We dealt with bureaucracy, and one case when his commitment an owner was greatly improved assessed $93,000 the relationship for following between small advice in a business and government tax provincial Laura bulletin for her government. Jones industry. She told Beyond that, his us that paying the policy changes tax bill would cost her house proved a model for Prime or her businesses. Minister Stephen Harper’s The obvious unfairness government in Ottawa. of cases like these led the The CRA took its first step Canadian Federation of toward fairness when its Independent Business agents started identifying (CFIB) to advocate themselves with caller ID for changes to tax numbers a few years ago. administration policies, both Then it agreed to respect provincially and federally. its own written information The B.C. Liberal provided through CRA’s government was an early MyBusiness Account, which


n late March when the B.C. Liberal government introduced proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to penalize slow drivers who fail to stay right, it was common-sense legislation at its best. As motorists, we were taught to “stay right except to pass.” Unfortunately, we were also taught it was a courtesy to leave the “passing lane” open for faster drivers. However, the reality of staying right when travelling slower than the traffic flow is an essential safe-driving measure. All of us have felt the frustration of being caught behind a slow-moving motorist who is travelling in the passing lane. With summer holidays just around the corner, most of us dread the traffic lineups behind slow motorists pulling trailers and boats, or those who refuse to move over to the right because they’re confused or lack the confidence to change lanes. Equally frustrating are the transport drivers who tailgate you while you’re driving downhill, but think it’s perfectly OK to move into the passing lane because they can go a couple of kilometres per hour faster than the other transport driver who is travelling 30 or 40 km/h under the posted speed limit while going uphill. When two vehicles are travelling virtually the same speed and blocking other motorists from passing, driver behaviour turns to frustration, which, in turn, leads to aggressive driving that sees motorists weaving in and out of lanes. The government listened to the numerous complaints from the travelling public about slow drivers, or “left-lane hogs,” when it asked British Columbians to give them their thoughts about speed limits on provincial highways in 2013/14. Last year, the B.C. Liberals released the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review that clearly stated slow-moving traffic in the left lane led to increased driver frustration, “which can result in erratic, unsafe driving behaviour.” So, when Transportation Minister Todd Stone introduced the amendments that would give clarity to when drivers should stay in the right lane and when it’s OK to drive in the left lane, it was legislation that was long overdue. Obviously, educating new and experienced drivers about the importance of staying in the right lane, and the new highway signage, will help drivers get the message. However, making it easier for the police to ticket the “left-lane hogs” will soon drive the message home. Because of the increased traffic on the highways, summer is the most dangerous season for the travelling public. There are more driving fatalities during the summer than there are in the winter. Let’s all remember that we should all drive in the right lane unless we’re passing, merging, turning, or avoiding official vehicles in the right lane.

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represented a huge fairness breakthrough for small business taxpayers. Last week’s budget takes tax fairness to new levels. The CRA will now respect written advice in tax bulletins, letters and information on its website. Further, it will put its 100 most commonly used written communication pieces in plain language. Finally, CRA plans to make permanent a new program it was testing to visit businesses to help with compliance rather than just to audit. The CRA currently has a strong minister, KerryLynne Findlay, who places a high premium on improving the agency’s culture. She is from British Columbia and knew what she was doing when she appointed Thorpe to chair the CRA’s board of management in 2013. Laura Jones is executive vice-president of the CFIB. She can be reached at laura. Follow her on Twitter @CFIBideas.

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Kits Coast Guard station still needed To the editor: Re: “Coast Guard hysteria sinks lower” (B.C. Views, April 30). I believe I may be the “retired captain from the now-closed Kitsilano Coast Guard station” referred to by Tom Fletcher. I am a disgruntled Canadian citizen and voter, not a disgruntled retiree of the Coast Guard. I was good at my job and loved my career. I retired after 32 years of service

to an organization that employs so many talented and hard-working people, all dedicated to lifesaving, marine safety and, yes, environmental response. I didn’t even think of getting involved until such time that the exaggerations and fabrications began pouring from the Coast Guard’s commissioners and deputy commissioners’ mouths, all for the purpose of saving the Prime Minister’s reputation for just

one of his many ill-thought-out cuts. The Coast Guard Station Kitsilano was primarily a rescue boat station, but “Kits Base” was also one of the best equipped and trained lifeboat stations in Canada. That’s a fact, not some jaded opinion from a disgruntled exemployee. We fought fires, responded to numerous oil spills yearly, rescued and assisted hundreds of mariners

NDP in Opposition for a reason To the editor: As all governments in Canada are in budgetrestraint mode because of the economy, but the BC NDP party still wants its wish list. The New Democrats list is: hire 20 more judges; restore legal aid funding to 2001 levels; public inquiry into Babine Forest Products fire; running a community court in Surrey; establish 1,500 additional social housing units; increase forest inventory research; reverse reduction in forestry budget; forego BC hydro net income; freeze BC Ferry fares for 2014/15; seniors to continue free BC Ferries rides;

eliminate of interest on student loans, reverse reduction in advance education budget, and establish a ministry of woman’s equality. The total estimated cost to the British Columbia taxpayers would be $1,425,444,500. The B.C. Liberal government says no.

However, if the NDP Opposition were government, they would just increase B.C. taxpayer income tax to justify the wish list. This is the reason why the NDP sits as the Opposition in the provincial legislature. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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To the editor: Heartfelt thanks go out to the ambulance and hospital staff for the calm, caring professional manner in which they dealt with our medical emergency last week. We are truly appreciative of the great service these professionals give to our community. Rhonda and Dan Dobson 100 Mile House

and boaters annually, trained many “basic oil pollution responders” annually (until that program was shut down also). The staff at the station also monitored and helped to maintain navigational aids in the busy harbour. I was a coxswain at Kitsilano Base, a trained pollution response technician and a licensed hovercraft pilot. Because of retirement I can

now speak freely, unlike the Coast Guard personnel who are still employed and unable to comment due to fear of repercussions from management. How do you explain closing one of the busiest Coast Guard stations in the country to save $700,000 a year? When will Canadians wake up? Capt. Tony Toxopeus, AMS Surrey

Budget may be balanced

To the editor: The B.C. Liberals have recently been blabbing away about their so-called balanced budget. I would like to point out a couple of items they don’t seem to like talking about. First, total provincial debt, now at $63.8 billion, is projected to rise to $70.4 billion by 2017/18. The projected figure is more than double what it was in 2007/08. What happened to Debt-free B.C.? Second, total contractual obligations are $102.8 billion. This is for contracted expenditures into the future, up to 2020 and beyond. This is for things like hospital and highways public-private partnerships (P3s), policing, etc. The biggest item on this list is BC Hydro’s contracts to purchase power from independ-

ent power projects, at $56.4 billion owed. Adding first and second equals a total of $173.2 billion total British Columbia government debt and future contractual obligations. Sources: p. 35 of http://

b c b u d g e t . g o v. b c . c a / 2 0 1 5 / bfp/2015_budget_and_fiscal_plan. pdf and http://www. Contractual_Obligations.pdf Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

Vote for candidates who will eliminate poverty

To the editor: I was shocked to find out that in 2013, funding for the permanent elimination of extreme poverty rose 6.1 per cent worldwide, while Canada’s contribution dropped a humiliating 11.4 per cent. This year, the world will complete a global agreement called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This is an election year. Please tell your MP and then your candidates that this miserly, penny pinching is not only disgusting and morally offensive, it is harming our international reputation with all of the repercussions that will arise. Leo Young Vernon

Is the Orange Tsunami headed west?


One headline in a national paper to celebrate. NDP leader John Horgan summed it up: “Go home, Alberta. You’re pronounced himself “ecstatic,” and drunk.” hastened to assure reporters that Notley In the sober days after the election, a is “as competent as she sounds.” few truths emerge. Alberta hasn’t been a Notley now has to sort through a caucus fiscally conservative, small-government that includes typical NDP place-holders, place for a long time. Among college students and union other things, it has ratcheted staff running in faint-hope up teacher and nurse wages constituencies. Soon after the across the country. result, the party pulled down its Alberta is broke, again, and website platform and candidate even the NDP is afraid to biographies, as Notley began resort to a sales tax. phoning energy companies to The minimum wage hike is a reassure them Alberta will be pet policy of Canada’s labour “A-OK” on her watch. federations, which somehow Horgan likes to describe the remain convinced that poverty “capital flight” from new NDP Tom can be eliminated by state order. governments as if it’s just a Fletcher On the positive side, Notley show put on by big business. has promised to end corporate Plummeting stock prices and union donations to political parties, and relocation of corporate offices are as has already been done federally. B.C. all staged, according to the party line, should be next, but the gravy train of nothing to do with actual investment business donations is too tempting for conditions created by NDP policies. This our nominally Liberal government. fiction is all Horgan dares to say publicly, Here at the B.C. legislature, an NDP because it’s what his party base devoutly staffer passed out cans of Orange Crush believes.


lbertans have always laughed about their long-standing reputation as a reckless, immature society. The classic bumper sticker, now available as a T-shirt or coffee cup in several variations, states: “Please God, give us one more oil boom, we promise not to p--- it away this time.” Now they’ve thrown out the government that finally tried to stop blowing money like a roughneck fresh out of the bush. Jim Prentice had the gall to propose raising income taxes for high wage earners, doing away with former Alberta treasurer Stockwell Day’s signature flat tax. In response, voters have abruptly replaced the 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty with an upstart NDP that wants to tax the rich and corporations even more. Facing an oil slump, layoffs and a huge structural deficit in Alberta’s lavish public service, NDP premier-elect Rachel Notley is committed to a 50-per-cent increase in the minimum wage and another “review” of resource royalties.

Besides, they’re only branch offices of multinational oil companies like Shell, Horgan said. He used his favourite Tommy Douglas quote, about the bad news of a big oil company leaving. “The good news is, the oil is staying here.” B.C.’s natural gas might be staying here too. Horgan insists he supports a natural gas export industry, but his party seems more concerned with an ascending Green Party, and an urban base that believes you can run a resource economy on windmills and solar panels. Notley supports twinning the TransMountain pipeline, while Horgan continues to insist he has no opinion on the project Adrian Dix so memorably opposed. The Alberta NDP has a steep learning curve ahead. The B.C. NDP has a couple of years to see if the appearance of a likeminded Alberta government is a boost for them, or a cautionary tale for voters. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress. ca


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the province Shots fired at Glendale residence WILLIAMS LAKE - Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a serious incident which saw seven shots fired into a Glendale residence just after midnight Monday (May 11). No one was hurt, however, the crime has prompted its victims, who were new renters to the house, to speak up about the experience. "At first it sounded like a Roman candle, like someone was setting off fireworks," said Jody Stroud, who moved into the three-bedroom residence March 1 with his girlfriend, his brother and his girlfriend and his father, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. "Then we realized someone was shooting at the house." Stroud said he was out of his bedroom helping his father when the shooting occurred, while his brother and his girlfriend were sleeping at the time. Both bedrooms were hit with gun shots, with one bullet going through a window, then a wall and falling on the floor beside their bed. "Nobody was hit, thank God, but we can't live here anymore with this random act of violence." Stroud said he believes the previous renters were well known to police, and the latest incident was a case of mistaken identity — but that doesn't make him feel any better about it. Identity of victim of bear attack confirmed PRINCE GEORGE - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died following an attack by a bear near Mackenzie on May 10, 2015. He was Daniel Ward Folland O'Connor, aged 27, of Mackenzie. O'Connor and his fiancée were camping in a small campground near the Parsnip River off the West Forest Service Road about 10 kilometres from Mackenzie. On the night of May 9-10, O'Connor was sleeping outside near a fire pit while his fiancée slept in their motorhome. After getting up in the morning, the fiancée realized something was wrong and went for help. O'Connor was deceased at the scene. RCMP and Conservation Officers attended and confirmed that the injuries O'Connor suffered were consistent with a black bear attack. The bear believed responsible for the attack was located and destroyed.

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report 100 Mile RCMP responded to 80 complaints and calls for service this past week. Indecent exposure 100 Mile House RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male exposing himself to people in the parking lot of the 7-11 in 100 Mile House shortly before 9 p.m. on May 10. A male matching the description provided was located outside and arrested when officers arrived. He was held in

custody until sober and released on a promise to appear for a court date in August in 100 Mile House. Charges of indecent exposure and causing a disturbance are being recommended to Crown against a 44-year-old resident of Canim Lake. Theft 100 Mile House RCMP received a report that a pressure washer had been stolen from a residence in the 6500 block of Wutke Road south of 100 Mile House at close to 2 a.m. on May 10. The owner of the residence heard a truck start


On May 11 at 1:10 a.m., unknown culprits backed into an entry door of the 108 Mile Esso Station several times with a pick-up truck and attempted to rip an ATM from the wall. The vehicle is described as a white Ford quadcab pick-up truck. A male described as six feet tall wearing light pants and a black hooded sweatshirt with a skull on the back was observed at the scene. The truck should have obvious signs of damage on the tailgate and bumper. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

up and leave travelling north towards 100 Mile House. Anyone with information is asked to contact local RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Violent man On May 10, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report that an unwanted guest had forced his way back into a residence on Dogwood Avenue in 100 Mile House. A male was observed acting in a violent manner. He was arrested and held in custody until sober. Charges of break and enter and two counts of mischief are being recommended to Crown against a 26 year-old 100 Mile House resident, who was released with a court date in August in 100 Mile House.

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Broken window On May 7, unknown culprits broke the window of a basement door of the Cedar Crest Society, located at 410 Cedar Avenue. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP or call Crime Stoppers. Boat fines 100 Mile House RCMP are beginning its seasonal policing enforcement, focusing on boat operation, ATV operation and campground patrols over

Break in Sometime between May 8-9, unknown culprits broke into the Hanger Restaurant at the 108 Golf Resort and stole liquor and food.

the summer. Some of the areas which will receive enforcement include the proper licensing of vessels, safety equipment and pleasure craft operator certification. It is a requirement to license any pleasure craft vessel which is powered by an engine greater than 10 horse power. The vessel must have the license number displayed on the hull in block characters no less than 75-mm high, in a colour that contrasts with the background on both sides of the bow of the vessel. Continued on A12

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It brought back some fond memories to watch the air band competition Wednesday afternoon, May 6th at the Horse Lake Elementary School (HLES). The winners were “Let it go” and “Inner Ninja.” The Grade 5/6 girls and the Grade 2 class repeated its Festival of the Arts performance to the delight of the spectators. However, it was the HLES staff that got the biggest applause by far. Well done everyone! Potluck dinner The Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) is fundraising for new chairs for the community hall. Anyone can make a $45 donation and have your name put on a plaque in the hall. There will be a donation jar at the potluck dinner at the community hall on May 24. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5. Come out and meet your neighbours and enjoy an always delicious meal. Everyone is welcome and Polish/ Ukrainian is the dinner theme, but salads, desserts or your favourite dish are always appreciated.

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Myra Hindmarsh, left, Brooke Pfannmueller, Abigail Shaver, Chloe Shewchuk, Eva Black and Sadie Rempel put on a good show during the Horse Lake Elementary School air band competition on May 6.

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Youngsters ready to ride at Lil Britches Rodeo

“Tough Enough to Wear Pink” day is May 17 in 100 Mile

Young cowboys and cowgirls will be roping and riding in the Little Britches Rodeo this weekend. The 49th annual event runs May 16-17 at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds in 100 Mile House. Dozens of young contestants are set to compete in barrel racing, steer riding, goat tail tying, break away roping, pole bending and other fun rodeo events. Mutton bustin’ is a big crowd favourite. It will run around lunch time. Mutton bustin’ registration is the day of the rodeo. Cost is $10 for children, which must be under 50 pounds and six-years-old or younger to enter. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness on May 17; $1 from every gate pass sold will go toward breast cancer research. The Cariboo Cowgirls Drill Team from Williams Lake will be running a drill both days, while the Wild West Riders from Williams Lake will doing a special drill on May 17 as part of the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” day. Local recording artist Singin’ Sam Little will be performing a song he wrote in honour of the occasion. The rodeo starts at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children six-years-old and younger get in free. A Jackpot Gymkhana is slated for 10 a.m. at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds on May 18. Spectators get in free.








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Local youngsters are set to compete in a variety of riding and roping events during the Little Britches Rodeo at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds in 100 Mile House, May 16-17.

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Dear Canimites, What a beautiful time of year – a feast for the eye and the ear, hillsides green in a thousand shades and birds singing background music. Plant and bake sale The Canim Lake Community Club is running the annual plant, craft and bake sale at the Canim Lake Store, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ann Johansen will be there with six varieties of tomato plants – Tumbler, Red Rocket, Cobra, Beefsteak, Money Maker and Early Pick. Makes my mouth water just to type that. Some of these are for hanging baskets, some for the greenhouse or open garden. Ann will share her experience on these varieties. Other noted local gardeners are contributing as well. Louise Traill will have a variety of perennials and Louise Kerr several lilacs that should grow large with profuse fragrant purple blossoms. Watch for the hanging baskets that the women of the club have prepared. There will be pies, muffins, squares, and loaves in abundance. denise swift will also be there with her pottery and bark carving, which were popular last year. All Canim and Hawkins lakes crafters are invited. To book a table for $10, call Lynne Baker at 250-397-2379. You can lunch on beef-on-a-bun and Ann Johansen’s trifle, or just enjoy coffee and baking. Fishing The Canim Lake Store has received a good supply of energetic fishing worms, which are chomping at the bit. At the same time, the

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Pruning trees a job best left to the pros Bountiful, healthy trees can be beautiful to behold and important contributors to a thriving environment. According to American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization, a tree can absorb as much as 40 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the time the tree reaches age 40. Trees placed properly around a home can reduce air conditioning and heating demands considerably. Many homeowners are content to leave healthy trees alone. However, trees eventually must be pruned or removed if they become safety risks or pose other threats. Trees with roots that are damaging home foundations or with limbs overhanging property limits or power lines can be troublesome. Although homeowners can handle relatively minor tree

maintenance, for a variety of reasons, many tree projects are best left to the professionals. Avoid injury: Professional tree contractors recognize and understand the hazards associated with tree and limb removal. Many operate in accordance with national or local guidelines to maintain proper clearance of power lines and structures. Trimming trees close to electrical lines puts a person at risk of being electrocuted. Professionals know how to protect themselves and prevent power outages, which can result when limbs come into contact with power lines. Professional tree services will use machinery appropriate for the task, while do-it-yourselfers who rely on climbing trees or using ladders are at risk of injury.

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Growing Vegetables In A Greenhouse And Outside

SANITATION: It is very important to start with a clean environment - clean up and remove all old plant material from your greenhouse - at a ratio of 1 part bleach and 10 parts water – sterilize all greenhouse walls, benches and pots that will be re-used - spray all pathways and beds with horticultural oil to kill the insects and their eggs hiding there from the previous year - after 2 to 3 years, replace at least half of the old soil with new – mix it in - make sure to create good drainage by adding sand, perlite or compost to your garden soil to create air pockets for oxygen to enter and to prevent root rot

ORGANIC GROWING: - we carry many Gaia Green Organic fertilizers in our Retail Store - organic fertilizers need extra time to turn into the chemical solution that the plants can take up – so add these in the fall if

you can - vegetables grown organically usually have more flavour - use aged manures where and when available – go easy on fresh manures as some may burn plants - add Azomite (Volcanic ash) to all your plants to replace all minerals and trace elements missing from the soils everywhere – for the best tasting crops you ever grew and the healthiest shrubs and trees

VEGETABLES IN A GREENHOUSE: - by using black pots, window boxes or in raised beds - make a shelf on the north wall of the greenhouse - most available light comes from the west, south and east direction - by using window boxes you can easily replant them with herbs or other vegetables - easy to move - black pots used for trees can be used to grow potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peas, beans, etc. - beds can be used for any vegetable you enjoy eating - window boxes can be used for lettuce, spinach, strawberries or herbs

CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS: - water soluble fertilizers can be applied to the foliage and the soil for quick results slow release fertilizers usually work for 3 months or more by releasing a little fertilizer every time you water – so the plants get a constant food supply throughout the season - gypsum is an excellent calcium source and will also break up clay soils

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Local artist captures lush Florida scenery

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Before she was an artist, Katalin Kovacks was a kindergarten teacher in Hungary. Still, she had to be creative. She would paint, but only for her students, illustrating poems and fairytales. She was close to art then, collected it, loved it. But she never thought of herself as an artist. Now, the South Cariboo resident who immigrated to British Columbia over 10 years ago is telling her story by a display of bright and colourful Florida landscapes, watercolours she painted this year wintering in the Fort Lauderdale area. Kovacks is a member of the Cariboo Artist’s Guild (CAG). This

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Local artist Katalin Kovacks has a number of Florida landscape watercolour paintings on display at Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House this month.

winter she joined an art group in Coconut Creek, Florida, and

had a very productive few months, venturing out with a brush every

week to capture another picturesque scene the Sunshine State had to

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offer – the thick greenery of Tradewinds Park, for instance, or a sunset

in the Everglades. Those paintings are hanging at Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House for the month of May. “I love landscapes,” she says, adding “it’s always a nice feeling” having her work on display. Kovacks moved to the Cariboo with her husband in 2004 and fell in love with the region. She likes the conifers, the mountains, sunsets at Horse Lake. She joined the CAG in 2007, volunteering at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House and refreshing and improving her art skills with a number of local classes and workshops. She says joining the group has really helped improve her painting. CAG’s goal is to promote the

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local art scene and inspire local artists. “It’s a very nice and productive group,” she says. “Everybody is helpful.” Kovacks has sold paintings in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Her favourite medium is watercolour. She describes one painting currently on display, titled “Always Together”. She painted it on Valentine’s Day. It’s of two trees without leaves side by side in the February sun before green rolling hills. “It was fun,” Kovacks says. “You feel the love in the air.” Showcase Gallery is located on the main floor of the South Cariboo Business Centre on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House.

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Crazy power in Gentry's hands Gaven Crites Free Press

Colton Gentry's punches are going to hurt somebody soon. The local 20-year-old was gloved up recently for a morning workout, training his butt off ahead of his first sanctioned boxing match this summer. There's a lot of power inside those gloves. Watching the 200-pounder's fists fly and hearing their thwack against the heavy bag, you can't help but feel for the soon to be unlucky soul on the other end. His exercise routine is of the “pain-is-weakness-leaving-the-body” variety. Everyday, and for a long time now, this kid works – hard. His trainer is Kam Taylor, owner of Focused Fitness in 100 Mile House. Taylor has a very impressive amateur boxing background himself, something Gentry is

aspiring to replicate. Gentry is looking at a Combsport-sanctioned bout in Langley in July at the cruiserweight limit of 195 pounds. “He's got crazy power,” Taylor says of his fighter. “His boxing is getting better and better. Everyday he's giving 'er.” Indeed. Gentry is in the gym twice a day, about five to six hours in total. He lifts weights, boxes, skips rope, runs. He runs to the top of 99 Mile Hill, then back to the gym on Birch Avenue. Speed and endurance, like power, are a big part of having success in the ring. Gentry comes from a rodeo family. That life wasn't so much for him though as his barrel-racing sister or bull-riding brother. But he has stepped into that arena before. Gentry wrestled a large equine last summer during a wild horse race at the Outriders Club grounds



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Colton Gentry, right, worked the hand pads with trainer Kam Taylor at Focused Fitness in 100 Mile House on May 6. Gentry has been training hard in anticipation of his first boxing match slated in July.

in 100 Mile House. At one point, he had the horse in a headlock, and that horse wasn't going anywhere. Gentry loves boxing. He's been training hard for a long time and he's focused now on finally stepping into

the ring. What's left is fine-tuning his boxing skills so he can turn that serious strength into devastating power. “I want to do this,” he says. “Every day, that's mostly what I think about – boxing.”

Gentry says he's excited about finally stepping into the ring when the time comes. “It's going to be sweet, man, going in there,” he says eagerly. “I want to be a champion maybe one day.”

Gentry adds that Taylor is like a mentor to him. Taylor pushes him hard, past what he thought he was capable of. “He's gotten me a long way. He's a big contributor to this.”


A junior golf program at Marmot Ridge Golf Course in 100 Mile House will start in June on Tuesday nights for children 14 and under to learn the basics of the game and have fun. For more information, contact instructor Karl Villeneuve at 250-9454769. Weekly rounds have started at the Marmot Ridge Golf Course in 100 Mile House. Ladies night is Wednesdays, while men's night is Thursdays. For tee times, call 250-395-4169.

LITTLE BRITCHES Young cowboys and cowgirls start roping and riding in the the 49th Annual Little Britches Rodeo, May 16-17. Barrel racing, steer riding, mutton bustin', goat tail tying, break away roping and pole bending are just some of the fun events planned for the competitors at the 100 Mile House & District Outrider grounds this weekend. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness on May 17.


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Keenan Butcher went up for a shot with RJ Berryman defending during drop-in basketball at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 100 Mile House on May 7.

Adult recreational soccer kicks of every Thursday at the Soccer Park in 100 Mile House. The fun co-ed games start at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 for the season or $5 per drop in. Players of all skill levels are welcome. The group is also looking for more players interested in competing in men's, women's and co-ed tournaments throughout the summer. Contact the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association for more information.


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Pig Roast Dinner Saturday Night! Gaven Crites photos

Ross Bacon, left, had a clay target in his sights during the 6th Annual Hans Saenger Memorial Shoot at the Forest Grove & District Rod & Gun Club on May 3. Over a dozen shooters took part. Diane Saenger presented 2015 winner Ted Swift with the Hans Saenger Memorial Shoot trophy after Swift won the sixth annual trap shooting competition.

Girls make positive moves at soccer zones A Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) squad made up mostly of junior players were very competitive in two of three games at the North Central Zone AA girls soccer championships at Duchess Park Secondary in Prince George, May 10-11. 100 Mile House lost 2-0, 5-0 and a hard fought 4-3 game in the consolation round, all to Prince George squads. “You could never question the girls' heart

and effort all weekend,” says coach Sean Glanville. “The girls were a bit discouraged after the [5-0] game, but I reminded them we are essentially a junior team playing seniors as all but one player on our team is Grade 9 or 10.” Megan Easton, the team's lone graduating player, played great all weekend at central defender. Ashley Holyk scored a hat trick in the final game, while Sydni and Olivia Poggenpohl were solid

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LIFE WITH PETS Pets and Spring Plants One of these days, it will quit snowing and blowing and we will be out in the gardens to do spring planting. If your pets enjoy “helping” in the yard, remember that some of the more common ornamentals can be toxic to pets if they are chewed or ingested. There are many sources that have extensive lists of pet-safe plants and also those that are potentially dangerous. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a great website with information and photos. It is important to know that plants may be safe at one stage, but highly poisonous in another form, such as bulbs, seeds or nuts. Certain plants, such as rhubarb, have an edible stalk but the leaves are poisonous. Also important to keep in mind is that fish meal or coco leaf fertilizers may be tempting for pets and can make them extremeCompassionate PET CARE Close to home

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food. The bacteria and fungus that are present in compost are potentially highly toxic. The results can range from mild stomach upset to death. The numbers and types of organisms living in a compost heap change constantly. Even if your pet has gotten into compost before without becoming ill, he or she may not be so lucky the next time around. If you don’t compost yourself, your neighbours might, so the safest place for your pet is at home. If your pet has a weight issue (I know, many of you have had the lecture!), consider planting some pet healthy vegetables such as broccoli or carrots for a healthy snack to replace those salt and sugar filled dog treats. You know the ones. . . They have really pretty colours, fun shapes or have coloured stripes to look like bacon.

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108 Ladies Club season starts Thirty-two golfers got the local 108 Ladies Club season started with the annual Ice Breaker Tournament on May 3. The nine-hole, bestball scramble saw eight teams of four players at the 108 Golf Resort. The first place team shot a 37. It consisted of Shelly Larson, Shannon Knapp, Sharlene Anderson and Gloria Corno. Judy Scarrow, Millie Halcro, Lori Henderson and Heather Matsuda shot 37 in second place. Deb Case, Carol Lidstone, Angela Batalha and Sharon Thompson fired 39 for third place. Maureen Pinkney, Ann Pinkney, Collette Benz and Gisela Neuber shot 41 for fourth. Clara Koehn, Angie Wahnschaff, Shirley Boyson and Pauline Weigelt scored 42 in fifth. “It was a beautiful, sunny day, with a cool wind at times, and a lot of fun was had by all,” says Lidstone, a 108 Ladies Club vice captain. “A wonderful lunch was served at the Hanger Restaurant afterwards, where golf prizes and draw prizes were awarded.” The first weekly, Ladies Day round of the season was May 5. Twenty-two participated, enjoying a brisk wind, rain, hail, and the occasional ray of sunshine. The players went for low gross and low net scores, with closest to the pin shots and long

est to the pin on No. 4. Larson (first flight), Wahnschaff (second) and Scott (third) punched longest drives on No. 3. Roux scored a birdie No. 1. On May 12, the ladies played a game of Stableford, in which the net strokes are counted per hole, and golfers earn extra points for eagles, birdies, pars and bogeys. Lidstone says the club is calling all lady golfers to join in the fun and games on Tuesdays at the 108 Golf Resort.


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drives recorded. Larson finished with lowest gross in the first flight, followed by Janet Roux. Joanne Garrow shot lowest gross in the second flight, followed by Lorraine McCaffrey. Lorraine Scott fired lowest gross in the third flight, with Pauline Weigelt in second. Lowest net in the first flight was M. Pinkney, followed by Wahnschaff. Batalha shot lowest net in the second flight, with A. Pinkney in second place. Laverne Martin and

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Dozens of folks laced up their running shoes and started around the trails by the 108 Mile Heritage Site for a good cause on May 3. The 3rd Annual Cariboo Spring 10-km Run, Relay or Walk Around the Lakes drew 35 entrants and raised close to $700 for the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society. For the third straight year, local runner Andrea

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Robert Nash and Catherine Davis were two of the 35 entrants taking part in the 3rd Annual Cariboo Spring 10-km Run, Relay or Walk Around the Lakes, which raised close to $700 for the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society on May 3.

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little bit this year over last, and organizer Kam Taylor is encouraging more walkers and relay teams to participate in the future.

100 Mile is hosting zones in the middle of May next year. “I think by hosting zones we can build a little excitement around the team next spring, and with basically our

entire team returning, we can hopefully win a few games next year.” The coach adds a special thank you to PSO teacher Shawn Meville, who volunteered to officiate many games, Lynn

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The new state-ofthe-art 100 Mile House RCMP detachment is almost complete. Local RCMP Staff Sgt. Blake Ward says he is “absolutely” pleased with the new building that will be a significant and much-needed improvement. At almost triple the size of the current detachment and with many added features, the local police force is looking forward to moving into their new headquarters this summer, he notes. Ward explains the new facility has a much more conducive environment and layout for performing the local RCMP operations. “On the operations side, it is going to be a dramatic change for us. The current location does not at all meet the new security standards as required by the force.” There are roomy offices for Ward, the sergeant, the corporals and various other department section leaders, but all the officers will have their own work space, he adds. “That is a luxury, there is no question about that, but down the road whenever there is growth here we can accommodate extra members.”

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Staff. Sgt. Blake Ward, left, gathered with several local RCMP members and staff and contractor and sub-trade representatives at the new 100 Mile House detachment on May 8. The building has been handed over by Summit Brooke Construction and is now having high-tech police security systems installed.

Ward notes the old building has 10 members sharing three work stations. Now, a large board room will provide inhouse training space and there is a private project room for group investigations and analyses. “At the current detachment, we can’t even have a meeting with all the members – there is no place big enough.” The whole design ensures the public and the prisoners are kept apart, with separate entrances and hallways that have no common space anywhere, and also doesn’t expose

them to private police operations and interviews. “Right now, they have to go through our actual detachment area, which is supposed to be secure. “We currently have only one interview room, and that is located near our front counter. Anybody who is a witness or a victim has to come into our operations area to go into that room, as well as any prisoner that we have has to go [through there] .... “So, it’s a risk to the people, these prisoners coming [through], as well as to the

office staff.” Now, comfy rooms with couches and open exit routes will be provided for the public, victims and soft (noncustodial) interviews. “The key thing about the detachment design is that people in our soft interview room, victim’s services or the boardroom are free to leave at any time, without having to go through any secure walls.” The new building also features a new secure DNA-evidence drying chamber, a temporary exhibit room with lockers and an adjacent custodian-controlled storage chamber.

The new cellblock has six cells, lockers, a shower room, a secure interview room for incustody prisoners and a private visitation room for approved visitors (such as lawyers or parents). The detachment commander says with modern sprinkler systems and a fire-resistant building design, it is also a much safer environment for prisoners and for members. Several high-tech equipment rooms will handle heating and cooling, ventilation and air cleaning, as well as closed circuit audio-video (CCAV)

surveillance throughout the building to be recorded and transmitted back to central computers. “The fact that we can actually have [CCAV] monitoring everywhere our prisoners go is huge, we don’t have that currently.” He adds the security system, CCAV and card-reader access is all state-of-the-art, and one of the final components being installed. “That’s one of the delays right now for us to move in, the RCMP side of electronics that have to go in the building could not start until the building was turned

over by the contractor.” Other features include a large, secure bay to protect vehicles undergoing evidence inspections from contamination, and a spacious gym with an ergonomic floor and room for a wider range of workout equipment. There is a sequenced order to what can be moved over from the old building across the highway and when, so it will be a gradual process, Ward explains. He says a grand opening will likely happen in mid-September with the public invited to check out the building on guided tours.

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The breakfast sandwiches will be sold from 9 to 11 a.m. and hotdogs, hamburgers will be available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pop, water and coffee will be sold during the event.

The Watch Lake/ North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s (WLNGLVFDA) bake and garage sale will be held at the Sonny Johnson Memorial Fire Hall (Hall #2), 5771 Green Lake Rd. North, on May 16, 9 a.m.1 p.m. There will be plenty of baked goods for sale, as well as a variety of items from the garage sale. The firefighters will be serving breakfast and lunch.

Garage sale items Please remember the annual garage sale if you are doing your spring cleaning and are thinking about discarding any used items. Items should be in fairly good condition and when donating small electrical appliances, indicate whether they are in working condition or not. No large appliances will be accepted (stoves, fridges, washers or dryers) as these items are very difficult to sell and the fire department has to dispose of them if not bought.


If you have any items to donate, please contact the writer or drop off the items at Hall #2 on May 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Apple pies If you are interested in purchasing apple pies prior to the day of the sale, call the writer or Helen Eagle at 250-4562413 to reserve a pie. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers and dates. • WLNGLVFD has fire practice several times a month. New volunteers are always welcome. If you can find the time, come and join. • The Watch LakeGreen Lake Community Association’s meetings

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald. Our family has lost a truly wonderful husband, dad and grandfather. Gerald was born in Belford, England and died in his home at Big Bar Lake with his beloved wife, Linda, of 50 years by his side. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Winnie and Don and his brother Keith. Gerald is survived by his loving wife Linda; his daughter Christina Sigouin, his granddaughters: Sarah (Jake), Jill (Dallas) and Nicole (Mike), his sisters Bernice (Curt) and Sheilah (Greg) and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at 100 Mile Funeral Service, 225 Cedar Ave, 100 Mile House, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

Burgess It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth (Betty) Burgess announces her peaceful passing on January 7, 2015 at Denny House. Service is planned for May 16th, 2015 in the Williams Lake Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Tea to follow at the Seniors Activity Centre. All those wishing to make a donation in Betty’s name may do so to the salvation Army.

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Leslie Thorsteinson, 62, unexpectedly but peacefully passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at his home in 100 Mile House, B.C. He is survived by his sister, Linda Nichol of Sechelt, B.C., his brother, Stewart Thorsteinson on Vancouver Island and his brother, Clifford Thorsteinson of 93 Mile, 2 nieces and 5 nephews, and 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews as well as an abundance of cousins, his Uncle, Norman Granberg (Anna) of Lone Butte, his Aunt, Helen Horn (Chris) of Horse Lake, and his Aunt Janis Maxfield of Nevada. Leslie was predeceased by his mother, Olga Thorsteinson (nee Granberg), and his father, Charles Thorsteinson. A Celebration of Life will be held on the Canada Day Long Weekend with a potluck gathering Saturday afternoon/evening at either 114 Blackstock Road (mom and dad’s home) or 204 Blackstock Road (uncle Gordon’s home). Details to be announced later. I heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face; The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the sun today as its warmth filled the sky; I closed my eyes for your embrace and my spirit soared high. I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain; It seemed as each raindrop fell it quietly said your name. I held you close in my heart today it made me feel complete; You may have died ...but you are not gone you will always be a part of me. As long as the sun shines... the wind blows... the rain falls... You will live on inside of me forever for that is all my heart knows.

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‘Amazing year’ for local Crime Stoppers

It was a huge surprise for Marg Sarich. The Crime Stoppers of the South Cariboo Society president was in Prince George for the organization’s provincial conference and awards banquet on May 2, listening to the presenters talk about a dedicated person doing a lot for crime prevention in their community, she says. “I’m thinking, ‘Wow, that person really worked hard. Good job. Wonder who it is?’ Then they called my name. I was blown out of the water.” Sarich won the 2014 Civilian of the Year Award, serving a population area under 20,000. However, she credits the entire local team for the organization’s success. It’s an award that should be shared, she says. “This isn’t necessarily mine. Every one of the volunteers deserves a piece of it. It’s a dedicated



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Summit Brooke Construction recently handed over the new 100 Mile House RCMP detachment facility for local police to prepare for their impending move. Site superintendent Dan Norris says he has been stationed all across Canada, and 100 Mile House has been “by far the best place” he has worked for its people, local food, and outdoor activities. “The RCMP have played a huge role, in helping out every chance. Staff Sgt. Blake Ward and Sgt. Don

itself.” The Kamloops District Crime Stoppers, which 100 Mile House is a part of, is currently raffling off a 2010 Ford Mustang convertible, and the top prize in the group’s 21st Annual Car Raffle. The draw date is Aug. 15.

McLean have very much been an integral part of this project, putting their two bits in where it counts.” The company, as always, has strived to give back to the community through hiring local trades, shopping local and hiring local wherever it could, he explains. Norris credits much to his steadfast employees, but says his hat also goes off to the sub trades that stepped up when things got down to the wire, and to all the local suppliers and their helpful staff.


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Around the South Cariboo

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Interior Health residential care recreation therapist Wendy Reilly, back left, joined South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) directors Konrad SchmidMeil and Chris Nickless, and chair Mary Shennum – who jumped in for a test drive – when they checked out two shiny new Parker automated bathtubs at Mill Site Lodge on April 17. The SCHF donated $42,684 toward the $71,140 purchase, with the balance ($28,456) funded by the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District.

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Shelley Tegart led a lecture on looking up family records during a South Cariboo Genealogy Group meeting at the 100 Mile House Library on April 30. Genealogy is a fast growing hobby, says Tegart. Anyone interested in researching family history can learn more by contacting her at 250-395-3364.

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Grade 3 students Miriah Anderson, left, and Emma Giroday gave a great performance singing Animals in the 100 Mile House Elementary School 2015 Talent Show on May 7.

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Grade 7 student Maya Geerts keenly took part in Jump Rope for Heart, a fun annual event in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, at 100 Mile House Elementary School on April 29.

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Marcus McLelland, 10, helped his 15-month-old sister, Kayla McLelland, go down the slide at the playground in Centennial Park in 100 Mile House recently.

World-renowned violinist Jack Glatzer gave some encouragement to local violin student Emma Donnelly after he played an impromptu concert to an appreciative audience at the 100 Mile House United Church on April 26.

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Showcase Concert an evening of celebration Festival of Arts award winners entertain a full house


he 100 Mile Festival of the Arts Showcase Concert was an evening of celebration, says festival committee co-chair Marilyn Buyar. The audience was entertained by many of the award winners from the 39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House on April 24, she adds. The evening opened with a duet arrangement of O Canada played by Nina and Maya Geerts on the piano. Shayne Sutton launched the two-hour show with a humorous recitation by the popular children’s author Jean Little. What followed was a show of talent and much hard work, including piano and organ solos, songs, musical theatre presentations, humorous and reflective spoken presentations, Buyar explains. “The appreciative audience heard artistic interpretations that spanned centuries, and included piano and organ performances of the 18th century works of Bach, art songs, such as Caro Mio Ben, sensitively interpreted by Courtney Cave, the introspective impressionistic Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Debussy, which was performed by Daven Mapson, and music from 20th and 21st century composers.” Buyar says local composer, Daniel Lange, performed his original composition, Moonlight. “Jordan Shields closed the evening in style, with an engaging performance of Shania Twain’s, Any Man of Mine. 

Mikayla Julseth played the Owl and the Pussycat on the piano during the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts Showcase Concert at Martin Exeter Hall on April 24.

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Curtis Wolfe played The Prayer with his student Emma Donnelly.

And the winners are... Selected by the adjudicators, the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts 2015 award winners and the performers who were selected to go to the Provincial Festival are as follows: In this Instrumental awards list, the class will appear first, then the name of the competitor, followed by the sponsor. Instrumental awards • Beginner Solo 1: Vanessa Betschart; Price Family.

• Junior Solo 1: Avery Collinson; 100 Mile Festival of the Arts. • Junior Solo 2: Emma Donnelly; 100 Mile Festival of the Arts. • Intermediate Solo 2: Anna Betuzzi; Peter Skene Ogden School. • Ensemble: Emma Donnelly and Curtis Wolfe; Eleanor Nicoll. • Charles Cawdell Memorial Band Award: Peter Skene Ogden School Concert Band; Karen Smith. • Anthony Lau Bursary: Ricky Donnett; Anthony

and Helen Lau. • Outstanding Achievement: Anna Betuzzi; Dennis and Ruth Tupman. • Adjudicator’s Award: Aidan Fentiman; Martin Summers. Recommended for Provincial Festival • Intermediate Woodwind Competitor: Anna Betuzzi. • Senior Brass Competitor: Aidan Fentiman. • Strings, Observers: Emma Donnelly (junior), Ricky Donnett (intermediate).


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uthatch Books in 100 Mile House was one of the independent bookstores from across the country recognizing Authors for Indies Day on May 2. The first ever event in Canada is a spinoff of Independent Bookstore Day in the United States, which launched in 2014. It aims to reinforce the value of print books and underscore the important role independent bookstores have connecting readers with local writers in a changing industry that’s seeing more and more readers going electronic. For five years, the local shop, owned by Kay Gibson and Joy Gawne, has been a fitting destination for Birch Avenue shoppers. However, business prospects were stark when Gawne bought Nuthatch Books in 2010, she explains. “When I started, it seemed bleak. The media was pretty negative about print books. It was kind of being rammed down people’s throats – e-books this, e-books that. That was a little disconcerting.” But knowing plenty of book-lovers, and being one herself, Gawne figured the rumours of

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bookstores promote literacy, she says. “I see independent bookstores as an oasis both for readers and writers. They tailor their stores to fit the interests of their community, and they’re far more likely than big chain stores or on-line shopping to have knowledgeable book-lovers to help guide patrons in their search for the perfect book.” Nuthatch Books in particular is a friendly, welcoming place, CookWaldron adds. “Joy and Kay make every effort to support local authors. Their usedbook exchange ensures good books keep finding their way into the hands of readers. Nuthatch is committed to our community and to all of us who love reading.” Gawne says she enjoys operating in a small town like 100 Mile House where she gets to know most customers personally. The store prides itself on stocking a wide selection of books, including a great collection of Cariboo authors and history. The stores sees plenty of visitor traffic as well. “We get lots of good comments from people passing through. They hear about us through word of mouth. They’re really surprised what’s here in a small town.”


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Local Hospice Society made a difference

In 2013, my partner and our grandchild, who we were raising, and I moved to 100 Mile House to retire. Eight days later, my partner passed away suddenly. I was hit with emotions. I had experienced losses before in my family but never this painful; I lost my life partner. I was new to town and had no supports here. Emotions overwhelmed me and I was afraid of being alone for the rest of my life. I did not know what to do with all these emotions. I did not feel I could get through this on my own and went looking for a solution. I was directed to the Hospice office and met with the program manager. What a feeling of hope, being able to talk to someone who truly understood. Through a oneon-one meeting and attending two of the grief groups, Hospice helped me to understand the grieving process and my personal grief journey. They helped me to know that I’d be OK and will survive. I still stop in at the Hospice office when needed and the support

hasn’t changed. Without this society, I am not sure I would have survived. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me on my journey of grief.

Let’s get talking National Hospice Palliative Care Week was May 3-9 with the theme of getting people to talk about the importance of hospice palliative care. 100 Mile

and District Hospice Palliative Care Society is increasing the awareness of our local services this month. We have asked some people, who have received hospice services here, to share a bit about their personal experiences anonymously. – Tracy Haddow, Hospice program director-manager of volunteers

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Crazy power in Gentry’s hands Girls make positive moves at soccer zones runners raise $700 for hospice ‘amazing year’ for local Crime stoppers air band competition great Man arrested for indecent exposure Local artist captures lush florida scenery Local relay for Life fundraiser cancelled fire service integration review supported

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Deka Ladies Auxiliary hosts annual cleanup DEKA DISTRICT Diana Forster 250 593-2155

Deka Ladies Auxiliary’s annual cleanup is scheduled for May 24. Residents are asked to clean the ditches on both sides of their home, up to their nearest permanent neighbours. Then they meet at the fire hall to clean up Burgess Road to Mahood Lake Road, and return to the fire hall for refreshments

provided by our fire department. Condolences The community extends deepest condolences to Marieanne Dyer on the recent loss of her husband, Dan. Residents were also saddened to learn that Joan Smith passed


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• May 14-16 – The talented Visual Arts students at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School are presenting, Trending, at Parkside Art Gallery, with an opening reception on April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery (401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House) is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays. • May 16 – The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the 100 Mile Community Hall, starting at 7 a.m. Tim Hortons coffee will be served. • May 16 – The Western Week Parade will leave the Save-On-Foods parking lot at 10 a.m. and head down Birch Avenue, so come early to get a good spot along the route. This year’s parade theme is Mama LET your kids grow up to be cowboys! Call Allan at 250-395-3663 to enter your business or organization. • May 16-17 – The 43rd Annual Little Britches Rodeo will be held at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club arena, behind the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Airport Road in 100 Mile House and they’ll start at 9 a.m. May 17 will be “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” day. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink on May 17, as $1 from every gate pass sold will go toward breast cancer research. • May 16 - The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 546 South Green Lake South Road, is hosting its annual Garage and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade pies and butter tarts will be for sale. There will be a concession with hotdogs, chips, pop and coffee. • May 30 - The Canim Lake Community Club is hosting the annual plant, craft and bake sale at the Canim Lake Store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be tomato plants, hanging baskets, perennials, lilacs, as well as baked goodies and a beef-on-the-bun lunch. Craft vendors will be there – to book a table, call Lynn Baker at 250-397-2379. • June 6 - The 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its Smoking Hot Garage Sale at the fire hall from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 108 Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m.; the firefighters will be selling hotdogs and baked goodies, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Table rentals $10 each: call Bev (250-791-7206) or Cathy (250-791-6382). • June 13 - The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House is hosting its Fourth Annual Lobsterfest – lobster and baron of beef – at the 100 Mile Community Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and are available at Save-OnFoods and from any Rotary member. • June 20 – The South Cariboo Health Foundation is hosting a Drive One for the Health of Your Heart Fun Golf Tournament at the Marmot Ridge Golf Course in 100 Mile House. Entry fee is $35, which includes nine holes of golf, barbecue, silent auction, 50/50 draw and prizes. Pre-register by calling 250395-4169.


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

100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting its free workshops on downloading eBooks in the Program Room on May 15 and 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The workshops will explain how to borrow eBooks from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue and include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out eBooks. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House United Church Rummage Sale will be held at the church, 49 Dogwood Ave., on May 16, from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bake table, housewares, books clothing, sporting goods and more. Barbecued hotdogs will be available for a donation. Donations can be dropped off at the church, or phone Bernice Enns at 250-395-4181. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Aquatic Society is holding its annual general meeting at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on May 19, starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this public meeting in order to discuss the next steps towards the building of an aquatic facility in the South Cariboo. Information: John or Sue (250-395-1219) or Lori (250-395-2452).

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Doug Belcham and Kathie Knutsen of the 100 Mile House & District Emergency Support Services were spreading the word about Emergency Preparedness Week outside the Cariboo Mall in 100 Mile House on May 2.

Aaron Westley of Vernon-based Lester Spada Construction climbed a ladder as construction was ongoing on a new Andre’s Electronics Experts building on Alpine Avenue in 100 Mile House on April 30. The new building is expected to be completed sometime this summer.

100 MILE q The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the South Cariboo Health Centre, 555 Birch Ave. (being 100 Mile District General Hospital) on May 19, starting at 1:30 p.m. Information: Philip (250-395-3925). 100 MILE q  There will be a Plant and Bake Sale May 23 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 440 Horse Lake Rd. (just over the bridge), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hearty perennials, hanging baskets and home baking – free coffee and baked treat. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Early Years Centre is hosting infant massage on Tuesdays from May 26 to June 30, 10-11 a.m. Preregistration is encouraged but not mandatory. For more information or to preregister, call 250-395-5155.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society is holding its annual general meeting in room 224 on the second level of the South Cariboo Business Centre, 475 Birch Ave., on June 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Folks are urged to attend and to renew their memberships so their votes count. For more information, e-mail info@100milewormen, or call 250-3954093. 100 MILE q Weight Awareness Incentive Team (WAIT) meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 555 Cedar Ave. in the Canadian Mental Health Building (small building in front of ambulance bays). Information: Sue at 250395-1981 or Lorraine at 250-791-5520. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac la Hache Community Club monthly meetings are held on the

third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Bingo is every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Membership is $5 per year. Information: Judy at 250396-7298. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake/ Green Lake Community Association meets the third Monday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meetings commence at 7:30. Information or to book the hall: Tanya Richards at 250456-7783. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac La Hache Caribooters Square Dance Club members are dancing (Pioneer Centre, 4822 Clarke Ave.) every Monday except holidays. Round dancing; 1:30-2 p.m.; square dancing, 2-4 p.m. Information: Fran at 250-396-4072, or Kai at 250-791-5503. New dancers welcome.

100 MILE q The Women in Focus Photography Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the 100 Mile House Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group is open to all skill levels. 100 MILE q StrongStart at 100 Mile House Elementary School on Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Free, drop in and play with Tammy Levesque-Holyk. On Thursdays, there is a 4-7 p.m. session, which includes dinner, run by Jennifer Jones and Kristina Coulson. All families with children up to age five welcome. Information: (school) at 250-395-2258. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (researching family history) meets the third Tuesday of the month at

the 100 Mile House Branch Library, starting at 1 p.m. Information: Millie at 250395-2079. FOREST GROVE q The Walking Group meets at the Forest Grove Fire Hall every Monday at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Information: Doris at 250-397-7775. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting Toddler Time for children 18 to 36 months on Wednesdays, 10-10:20 a.m. Pre-registration is required: 250-395-2332 or drop in at library. 100 MILE q Kindergym is at 100 Mile Community Hall on Thursdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Lots of free fun; parents/ caregivers with children up to five years welcome. Information: Elke at 250395-1256.

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Pam and Dennis Hall, left, were pleased with the service they got from new Sears store owners Maureen Pinkney and Bill Harris when they purchased a mattress on opening day at the Uptown Plaza on May 1.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, left, was the auctioneer during the Lac la Hache Old Age Pensioners Organization’s spaghetti dinner/auction at the Pioneer Centre on May 2. LaVerne McLean assisted her with the live auction items.


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Realtor changes

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Hazel and her husband, John, who predeceased her, once owned the original Cariboo Chalet, and went on to own Moosehaven Resort in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her celebration of life will be at Lac la Hache Community Hall on Aug. 22. Sincere sympathy is extended to Hazel’s family. Realtor changes Residents will have noticed that RE/MAX has closed its Interlakes Corner office and Royal LePage has moved in. Local realtors Louise Cleverley, Brad Potter, Klaus Vogel and Robert Young are now with Royal LePage. Fire prohibition Residents know how dry the ground is this year, and should know a Category 3 fire ban went into effect April 27, given that there have

already been several grass fires in the South Cariboo. Great caution is warranted at least until we get buckets of rain. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Cariboo Regional District information meeting regarding the amalgamation of Deka and Sulphurous volunteer fire departments is at Sulphurous Fire Hall, May 16, at 1 p.m., and not 10 a.m. as previously stated. • Loon Bay Saturday Markets are held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors requiring space should call Joan Rezansoff at 250-593-2353. • Bake sale at Deka Fire Hall (upstairs) May 17, 9-11 a.m. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet at Interlakes Hall on May 18, 6:30 p.m. • Log Cabin Quilters meet at Interlakes Hall May 20, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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








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Pets MID-SIZE mixed breed pups for sale. Ready to go starting May 16. Healthy and happy. Asking $150 each. Ph. 250395-3046 for more info.

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Misc. for Sale MINI MOTOR HOME 1991 318 Dodge Converted Pleasureway van $10,000.00 OBO and Utility Trailer with Boat Rack $500.00. Call 250791-5572 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antique Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 in town.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 100 MILE, 1 bdrm $575/month plus util. NS. NP. Ref. Required Avail June 1. Call 250395-3691 or 250-706-8766 3 BDRM apartment in 108. $860/mon. Util incl. N/S N/P Avail now. 250-791-6797.

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Commercial/ Industrial 100 MILE HOUSE 16 x 50ft Shop. $400/month. Call 250395-6492 100 MILE - large 2 Bay shop. 260-2 Exeter Road, for lease or rent call 250-644-4219. 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. 70 MILE, Restaurant for yearly lease, $550/month plus util. Newly renovated, all stamped and ready to go immediately. Call 250-644-1199. 750 sq ft retail space available in the 108 Mall. Phone 250396-7334.

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Homes for Rent 108 MILE, 1 bdrm w/ensuite and loft. 5 appliances on 3 acres on Golf Course. Terrific view, very private, garden space. Ref & damage dep req’d. $850/mo plus util. Call 250-791-6252 2 bdrm on Lac La Hache. Lg deck, 1/3 acre level grass opening onto 120 feet of gravel water front. Partly furnished, W/D, F/S, gas heat. Summer only rate or longterm rental. 1250-960-9012 to view & info. References required. BRIDGE LAKE, Very private, 2 bedroom log house on ranch. Ref req’d. $600.00 month. Call 403-851-7149 THREE Bedroom House on acreage in the 108. Quiet,private location. Fully fenced. Within walking distance to a public beach and a bus stop. Onsite storage. Comes with a Fridge,gas stove, washer and dryer. Gas furnace. City water. Cable TV and internet access. No smokers. Long term tenant preferred. Pets negotiable. References required. Please contact owner for viewing at 1778-870-8540 or email

Rooms for Rent 70 MILE HOUSE, fully contained former motel rooms for rent by the month. $500/mo. plus taxes. Room with kitchenette $625/mo plus taxes. Heat, elec. & cable incl. 70 Mile House. 250-644-1199

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LAC LA HACHE: Several family sale on Sat. May 16, starting at 8:30 am, on McKinley Dr.

GREEN LAKE: Watch Lake/North Green Lake VFD Auxiliary Bake & Garage Sale Sat. May 16 from 9am -1pm at Sonny Johnson Memorial Fire Hall. 5771 N. Green Lake Road.

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Clinton preparing for its May Ball BCRA rodeo weekend

By Katie McCullough The Clinton May Ball Rodeo weekend is on May 23-24 and the Clinton Ag. Association is working hard to make it go smoothly. The British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA) event will also include popular local events – wild cow milking, packhorse race and cowboy foot races. Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall, Kendal Carson and guests will be playing at the rodeo dance. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door. Live entertainment will also be provided during the 4H steak dinner. • May 23: 1 p.m., BCRA Rodeo Clinton Rodeo Grounds; 5 p.m., 4H steak dinner with live entertainment; and 8 p.m., Rodeo Dance featuring Barney Bentall. • May 24: 9 a.m.,Rodeo slack and

pancake breakfast; and 1 p.m., BCRA Rodeo. The rodeo includes a concession and beverage gardens. A shuttle bus will be provided all weekend. Camping is available at the rodeo grounds for $20 per unit for the weekend, as well as rodeo day passes. Camping will be restricted in the top parking lot to the front row only this year, as parking is very limited; all other camping will be behind the building. Volunteers sought to help at the gate, beer gardens, dance, concession and cleanup. There is an opportunity for a group to fundraise if it’s interested in cleaning up after the dance and rodeo. Information: Katie (250-459-2172) or Jane (250-459-2753). Katie McCullough is the Clinton correspondent.


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