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Keith McNeill Clearwater is spread out, but that could be a good thing, if there were trails to connect the different parts. People could get from point A to point B and get healthier at the same time. With this in mind, District of Clearwater set up a Trails Task Force last year to improve the opportunities for walking and other self-propelled forms of mobility. On June 17 the task force held a pair of open houses at Dutch Lake Community Centre to get public input on a draft trails network master plan for Clearwater and area. Continued on page A3

A section of a map presented at a Trails Task Force open house on June 17 shows proposed routes around Dutch Lake. Those in red are first priority, in orange second, and third priority are in green. The map notes that some of the existing or proposed trails are situated upon private land. The map in no way invites, authorizes or approves public trespass upon or across private land, nor does it commit the District to the purchase of these lands. Submitted graphic

Borrow gets passing lane contract A crane lifts the main container unit of a new biomass heater being installed at Dutch Lake Community Centre on Thursday morning, June 25. Chips for the 150 kW heater are to come from Canfor-Vavenby. Photos by Keith McNeill

Andrew Dyck of Armstrong (l) and Stephen Bearss of Fink Machine in Enderby give the final push.

Grant Lofto of Kamloops operates the crane.

Submitted VALEMOUNT – Construction of a southbound passing lane on Highway 5 near Camp Creek has begun thanks to a $1.19 million investment from the B.C. government. A construction contract has been awarded to Borrow Enterprises Ltd. of Clearwater to perform the work. This project is part of government’s commitment to construct additional passing lanes between Kamloops and Tete Jaune Cache to promote

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safety and efficiency under B.C. on the Move, the government’s 10-year transportation plan. “Highway 5 is a busy route that serves local residents as well as commercial and recreational traffic,” Prince GeorgeValemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Improvements to this highway have been a priority and additional passing lanes will increase travel safety along this busy corridor. With work underway, drivers will need to demonstrate extra patience as crews undertake this important project.” “Highway 5 is an important

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trade corridor that contributes to our local economy,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “This passing lane will help keep our people and goods moving safely and more smoothly.” Improving highway capacity and reliability are a priority of B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that will improve the daily lives of British Columbians. Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at tranbc.ca.


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Stand-alone hospice for Valley gets no encouragement Keith McNeill

Firefighters serve breakfast Members of Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department (l-r) Fred Hess, Chris May and Chance Breckenridge help out during the Elks and Royal Purple’s pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 27. Not pictured is firefighter Jan Westendorp. Breakfast is served every Saturday morning in front of the Elks Hall next to the Interior Whitewater building. Photo submitted

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The North Thompson Valley likely does not have the population to sustain a stand-alone hospice house facility. However, an enhanced acute/residential room, probably in Clearwater, would be favored over the status quo. Those seemed to be the key recommendations of a consultants’ report presented to North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society and other interested parties at a meeting held June 23 in Little Fort Hall. "I continue to support the option of dying with dignity in a less institutionalized setting," said society president Jean Nelson. "The society values input from other members of the community. We need a long term strategy," she said. According to the report, with a population of only 7,300, the North Thompson Valley would require between 0.65 and 1.2 beds for hospice/palliative/end of life care, statistically speaking. At present, there are only four standalone hospice houses in Interior Health – at Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. All are located in cities with populations much larger than the Valley’s. The Valley’s number of residents is expected to grow only marginally over the next 25 years. However, the number of those aged 75 years and older is

Graph shows that palliative care is the second most common types of case at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. Submitted graphic

predicted to be three times greater in 2041 than in 2011. Presently, there are no dedicated palliative care beds in the Valley, except for swing beds at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital and Forest View Place (the hospital’s extended care wing). Palliative care accounts for one of the highest case loads at DHMH, second only to convalescence. Interestingly, the report found that Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital regularly has noticeably more alternative level of care days than the Interior Health and B.C. averages. This indicates that people are remaining in the hospital after their acute care needs have been met because alternative care options are not available. The reported suggested that possibly a hospice component could be combined with the campus of care that is being proposed for Clearwater.

The campus would provide a range of services intermediate between the basic level available at Evergreen Acres, and the high level provided at Forest View. The report was done primarily by a former North Thompson Valley resident, Randy Sunderman of Lions Gate Consulting. There are three societies involved with hospice in the Valley. Clearwater and District Hospice Society used volunteers to provide emotional support for dying patients and their loved ones. Although without a hospital to work from, Barriere and District Hospice Society provides support for those suffering from a loss, people who are terminally ill and their families. North Thompson Hospice House Society’s objective has been to establish a hospice facility for the Valley.

"The hospice house idea is a good one," said Drake Smith, a longtime NTHHS supporter. The local funeral home director said he is familiar with the hospices in Kamloops and Penticton, and understands their importance. Since the society started several years ago, there have been discussions on what such a hospice house should look like and where it should be located, he said. Acquiring property and getting a building built have never been problems, he said. Individuals have already offered to donate land and money to do both. The key question has been how the hospice could be kept open on a sustainable basis. Now, with the report, the viability of the different options is much clearer. "Now we have a good tool to move forward," Smith said.

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North Thompson towns getting provincial grants Times Staff District of Clearwater has received a Small Community grant of $281,448 and Barriere has got one of $278,278, according to a recent media release. “This funding is a significant boost for local governments to invest in programs and services that improve safety and quality of life,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “The grants allow important local priorities to go ahead without burdening local taxpayers.” The money is part of $1,560,221 distributed in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. In addition to the grants going to the two North Thompson municipalities, Kamloops has received

$746,514 in traffic fine revenue, Sun Peaks has received a Small Community grant of $158,274, and Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received a Regional District grant of $95,707. Almost $75.2 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities. This is the second of two annual payments. A payment of $40 million was made in March 2015. Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing grants have provided more than $792 million in funding to support B.C. communities.

Burned out couple says thanks Longtime Clearwater residents Bob and Miki (Doreen) Sissons have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from the community after losing their home to a fire at just before midnight, Saturday evening, June 13. Previously residents of Abbotsford, they had lived in the house, which was located at the bottom of Steeg’s Hill on Station Road, for nearly 25 years. They would particularly like to say thanks to their neighbour, Darlene Treseng, who woke them up shortly before the flames engulfed the house. A number of questions, such as whether they will rebuild, are still up in the air, they say. Photo by Keith McNeill

Recycling services continue at TNRD facilities despite strike Thompson-Nicola Regional District Despite the recent labour dispute at Emterra Environmental, the TNRD does not foresee any disruption in services at TNRD waste management facilities. The TNRD will continue to accept recyclables at all waste management facilities despite

the strike, which began on June 22. In addition, the TNRD recycling pickup service in Electoral Area “B” (Blue River and Avola) and Electoral Area “J” (Savona, Cherry Creek and Tobiano) will continue. Although the TNRD uses Emterra as a recycling processor, the regional district has sufficient storage and trans-

portation capabilities at its waste management facilities to continue to take in recyclables. If the Emterra labour dispute continues for some length of time, the TNRD may have to reassess its current position. For more information about TNRD Solid Waste and Recycling Services, including accepted materials and hours of operation, go to tnrd.ca.

Trails task force gathers public input Continued from page A1

Two trail sections were given the highest priority: Number 1h, a 950 m trail next to Old North Thompson Highway by Dutch Lake that eventually would form part of a Dutch Lake perimeter trail; and Number 7a, a 1,900 m trail from the old hospital to the roundabout. The cost of the first was estimated at $170,000, while the second was put at $328,000. Priority three went

to Number 1d, 300 m of the Dutch Lake perimeter trail next to Dutch Lake Road by the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Cost of that was estimated at $73,000. Priority four would be Number 7b, 570 m of trail along Murtle Road and Murtle Crescent that would cost an estimated $100,000. Altogether, 16 trail sections were rated as high priority. They totalled nearly 16 km in length and would have an estimated

price tag of close to $2 million. Close to 40 trail sections were given medium priority, while about another 30 got low priority. After the public

consultation, the next step will be to prepare a plan document. After that, possibly next fall, the plan will be brought back for review and, if approved, adoption.

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Hospice house at hospital might be a viable option

Time to get worried about LNG fracking Editor, The Times:

John Horgan has awakened — a little late maybe? But better late than never, as they say. Petronas recently expressed great satisfaction with the latest concessions from Christy Clark's Liberals. Well, they should. After all, this B.C. government has given them everything they wanted and possibly more. Christy Clark's gang has followed the lead of those 'stupid' Albertans, of whom

Ralph Klein was the perfect example. Gone was the vision of that great Albertan (and great Canadian) Peter Lougheed — an orderly development of the Athabaska tar sands, refineries built right in Alberta, etc. Under Ralph Klein it became a free-for-all development, with far too low royalties and environmental concerns thrown to the wind. Remember when it was wonderful Alberta, glorious Alberta — let's all go

to Alberta — and, true, many did and many earned good — in fact great – wages and salaries. However, it was a fraud, a facade — Potemkin prosperity. Even at the height of oil prices, Alberta was sliding into the 'red.' Some $6 billion just a short while ago. And Jim Prentice was about to make the people of Alberta pay for all this lack of vision. Remember when poor Ed Stelmach wanted to raise royalties up to a more appropri-

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ate level? “Oh, no,” cried the Calgary petro thugs, “we can get a better rate in Saskatchewan.” Alberta's populace made history and now these same oil sand thugs are stuck with Rachel Notley's NDP government. One wonders if these Calgary oil clowns will ever acknowledge their role in the orange wave in Alberta. Now, with officials at Petronas grinning like Alice's Cheshire cat, 'Yoga on Burrard Bridge' Christy is following the same path that was so ruinous to Alberta. It would well be that any LNG fracked from the bowels of B.C. could actually cost us money. It's this Mad Hatter's LNG plan that John Horgan is worried about. The rest of us should be too!

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

The North Thompson Valley simply does not have the population to support a stand-alone hospice house facility. Although carefully worded, that was the main conclusion of a consultant's report released during North Thompson Hospice House Society's annual general meeting in Little Fort Hall on June 23. A dedicated enhanced acute/ residential room seems to be the option preferred. That must be a disappointment to the members of the society, who have worked hard for several years to bring about a stand-alone hospice facility. Little Fort would have been the preferred location for many, as it would serve both the Clearwater and Barriere communities. However, with the numbers indicating that only one hospice care bed would be needed, it is hard to imagine how such a facility could be staffed and operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That being said, however, there does seem to be a consensus that the present situation or status quo (what might be called option

three) needs improvement. The Valley's population is aging and there is increasing desire for alternatives that provide the chance of dying with dignity in a non-institutional setting. There is a fourth option that might be worth investigating. That would be to construct a stand-alone hospice facility on the grounds of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. Anyone who has walked the new trail behind the hospital cannot help but be struck by the beautiful vistas up and down the valley that can be seen from the trail. None of those views, however, can be seen from within the hospital. Possibly a small building could be constructed with large windows in a place that would take advantage of those views, but still near enough the hospital that it could be serviced by hospital staff and volunteers. Patients entering the last few days of life could be moved there where they could spend their final hours in a place of quiet beauty, surrounded by members of their families.

Don’t let it happen to you! Editor, The Times:

When it comes to accidents, it's common to think, oh, it will never happen to us. That is what we thought until our sixyear-old son, Roan, now a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, lost his leg in a lawn mower accident. A few years ago, Roan was riding on a lawn mower with an adult when he fell off and severed his left leg at the knee.

As he was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital, we wondered if we were going to see him again. With lawn cutting season here, we want to help spread Roan's message across the country that kids should never be around a lawn mower. It doesn't matter how good you are with machinery, it just takes a moment for a life-changing accident to happen. Today, Roan is an active and ener-

getic child thanks to help from The War Amps with financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support. We just hope that his story will prevent even one child from being injured. If you would like to learn more about how to encourage children to play safely, please visit waramps.ca.

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Question of the Week

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Are you more concerned than usual about forest fires this year?

Carol Vesak:

Oh, absolutely. It's hot and I don't think we had much of a snowpack. I'm concerned about people's campfires and cigarettes.

Help for parents with the high cost of kids Editor, The Times:

It’s no surprise that parents with young children hold more than half of all of Canada’s household debt. From parental leave and daycare to sports and school supplies, the costs of raising a child don’t stop adding up. House prices alone have surged ahead of income, and are now about eight times the average pre-tax income of a fulltime worker. With increased financial pressures and rising costs, we need to ask if the support the federal government provides to parents is enough. The answer is no. The current system is a jumble of four programs with different criteria: some are taxable, some are not; some help all kids, some don’t; some disappear if you lose your job; some favour the wealthy. No parent has the time to figure out the complicated system while raising their kids. The Liberal Party of Canada has a plan to bring back fairness: the Canada Child Benefit. By rolling all these funds together, topping them up with money saved from eliminating waste, and then targeting lower and middle income families, it would provide a lot more help per child every month, completely tax-free, to nine out of ten Canadian families. The lowest income families would get $6400 a year for a child under six, and $5400 for a child over six. The benefit would be reduced gradually as family incomes become larger. The statistically “median” family — two parents and two kids (one under six and one over) with a total income of $90,000 — would get $5875 per year tax-free, over $2500 more than the current system. The current system gives money to those who need it least. We can do more for those who really need help by helping those who truly don’t less. That’s a fairer system. By giving more help to middle-class parents and all those who are working so hard to get there, the Canada Child Benefit will ease pressure on family finances and help every parent give their children the best possible start in life. Fairness is a better plan.

John McCallum, MP Liberal Party of Canada

Judy Hartmann:

This year, yes. It just seems there are more stupid people around that cause the fires. Also, (the warm, dry weather) is earlier this year.

Stu Bates:

Yes. It looks to me that we're going to get an extended period of warm weather. This area hasn't been burned over that much, so if we get a fire, it could be a big one. Let's hope not.

Jack Vogels:

Oh yes. When it's this hot, it doesn't take very long to dry everything out. When it's over 30, it only takes a day or two.

Vicki Sauve:

Yes, because it's very hot. I remember the last time. I lost a whole freezer of groceries – no power for nine days.

How about some dandelion soup? Editor, The Times:

Nothing — not grass nor chickweed — grows more profusely everywhere in the world than dandelions. Moments after the last snow disappears, dandelion leaves appear like a child’s drawing of a pointy Christmas tree. Yellow faces overtake lawns, fields, roadsides and ditches. They congregate in churchyards and farmyards and sneak into backyards. They creep under back alley fire escapes, picnic tables and deck chairs, reflecting in glass patio doors and the shiny limbs of seated children. They insinuate themselves between cracks in the sidewalk and patio blocks, sidle next to aristocratic irises, invade rockeries, leap into plant pots and window boxes, strangle petunias and threaten lobelias and intimidate geraniums. They lurk beneath hedges, under flowerbeds, vegetable rows and fruit patches. They gather in doorways, lean against lamp posts and dive under dumpsters

and trash bins. They embroider the edges of apartments, hotels and vacant city lots. Everyone tries to root them out with weed weasels, pointy tools or nasty chemical concoctions, hoping the fragments of sinewy taproots left behind won’t propagate. I think we should let their blooms take over, pick their leaves and make salads. Put them in egg sandwiches and quiches. Enfold them into chicken dandelion casserole and dandy cream soup. Steep them with ginger to make tea and ground roots into dips and sauces. Cook them with chopped onion and minced garlic to stuff red peppers topped with parmesan cheese. Pickle them in mustard sauce with beans and cucumber seeds, squash them into relish with vinegar, tarragon, carrots and green tomatoes and roast them with turnips. Their blossoms could be rendered into jam or syrup, sweet as honey, fermented for wine and herbal beers,

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folded into chocolate chip cheesecake and dipped in flour and cinnamon for fritters. Harmonious diagonal feng shui rows of dandelions could be planted and harvested. New apothecaries would spring up, with magical potions to preserve youth and promote well-being. Powders could be pressed into tablets and caplets with names like Magic Lion, Tigger Energy Powders, Peter Pan Youth Nectar and Baby Boom Extender. Their juice could be used for elixirs and tinctures to neutralize free-roaming radicals, reduce inflammation, blast sticky plaques, clogs and blobs and boost flavonoids. Topical skin preparations would fade freckles and brown spots, remove corns, calluses and warts. Milky sap could be congealed into nonallergic rubber gloves, dental dams and mosquito repellent to ward off West Nile virus.

Dandelions could be a new muse for artists and architects — replacing sagging old Venus, the overused moon, worn-out singing birds and tired roses. Landscapes of yellow diagonal lines would vanish into complementary blue skies. Paintings of still life with dandelions, prolific in vases, companion to oranges, apples, and fine china placed on draped tables in front of stained glass windows would hang above the couch. An art dano architecture of dandelion motifs could spring forth, ring eaves and roof tops, accompany gargoyles on church corners, decorate arcades, festoon windows, lintels and doorways and replace the acanthus flower atop Corinthian columns. They could ornament door knockers, beautify balustrades, mosaic floors and rival William Morris

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wallpapers with arabesques of dandelion leaves and flowers. We could celebrate rites of passage — weddings, graduations and funerals — shredding their blooms for confetti, adorning at the centre of tables and birthday cakes and draped over coffins. We should celebrate the dandelion’s spring glow, its transformation into feathery lightness and its gourmet, medicinal and artistic gifts. We should dedicate festivals to the dandelion and applaud its refusal to be deleted, depleted or denied.

Wendy Weseen Kamloops, B.C.


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YEARS AGO:

Two people were killed, two were injured and two were missing following an accident in Wells Gray Park. Apparently their car had crossed the Mushbowl bridge and had almost reached the top of the steep hill when its wheels lost traction on mud. The driver started to back down, lost control and the vehicle went over the edge into the Murtle River. Central North Thompson Rod and Gun Club protested a proposed lodge to be located near Silence Lake in Raft River valley. Central North Thompson Chamber of Commerce was erecting a building of logs to be used as a tourist information booth.

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YEARS AGO: Minister of Education Donald Brothers told School District 26 (Birch Island) trustees that

there would be no amalgamation of the district with Kamloops without the school board's consent. Brothers was visiting all the school boards in the province. Harry Fairbrother retired after operating the Blackpool ferry for nearly 21 years. The new operator was Frank Sheman of Clearwater.

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YEARS AGO:

A Clearwater man died as fire swept through his small frame home. Fire Chief Art Gillan told of being awakened at approximately 3:30 a.m. with the house already in flames.

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YEARS AGO:

A census by Clearwater Incorporation Committee found the population within Clearwater Improvement District to be 1,845. Chairperson Bill Mattenley was to

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BACK IN TIME discuss with the Department of Highways which roads would be the responsibility of the proposed municipality.

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More than 70 persons at a Clearwater Chamber of Commerce farewell banquet honored longtime Clearwater residents Howie and June Mjolsness. The former owners of Dutch Lake Resort had been instrumental in building the hospital, obtaining doctors and in other projects. School District 26 trustees debated whether to continue involvement in a community bus. Secretarytreasurer Tim Klotz described it as a "white elephant."`

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YEARS AGO:

A consultant reported to Clearwater Airport Society that the local airstrip could be extended from its 2,400 feet to 4,000 feet, but this would require relocation of buildings and hydro lines. Apparently there were provincial and federal funds available for airport development. Access by hikers to much of the northern portion of Wells Gray Park had been cut off as the result of the collapse of the bridge across Lickskillet Creek, said backcountry ranger Bill Brierly. The aluminum bridge had been set up on the trail between Clearwater and Hobson Lakes the year before.

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A barn and contents on a Schmidt Road property were completely destroyed by fire. The structure was completely involved when Clearwater fire-

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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital would like two more full-time nurses but was having difficulty recruiting them, coordinator of community health services Berni Easson said at a meeting hosted by the local community health advisory committee. There were about 14 nurses at the hospital at the time. Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 25th anniversary. Paul Caissie, owner of Clearwater Cable, announced that his company was about to introduce high-speed cable Internet to parts of Clearwater. All three Clearwater softball teams competing in the District playoffs in Kamloops, Midget girls, Peewee girls and Squirt boys, won berths to the provincials.

Clearwater's Zoe Ovenden is among 658 youth offered a place to spend this July immersed in the Shad Valley Program (SHAD) at one of 12 host universities in Canada.

"I'm so honoured to be accepted to SHAD," she said. "I'm beyond excited to discover a new world of learning and opportunities, I know SHAD will help me throughout my entire life." The local youth said that last summer

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YEARS AGO: Canada Day was celebrated in the rain and in style at both Clearwater and Blue River with many activities including parades, music, canoe races, and birthday cake! Preliminary discussion ensued between TNRD director Bert Walker, CID chair Jack Braaksma and MLA Kevin Krueger over the hot debate surrounding incorporation. Feelers went out to see if a referendum would be possible. The previous referendum, in November 2001, had come back with a 62 per cent "No" vote. A consultant hired to do an economic study admitted that Clearwater, Blue River and Barriere each needed a different approach due to different economic, values and expectations. The outcome of the focus group session was mixed. A long list of factors have impacted the valley's economy, including forest fires of 2003, Weyerhaeuser's shutdown, closure or downsizing of government entities, including Bear Creek prison camp, the mountain pine beetle infestation, increasing fuel costs and the rising Canadian dollar.

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About 20 patients were evacuated from Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital as well as residents of nearby homes during a propane fire next to the hospital. Members of Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department controlled the blaze. Clearwater celebrated Canada Day with games at Dutch Lake Beach while Blue River held its traditional parade through town to Lake Eleanor. Aaren RitchieBonar was named Senior All-Round Student during awards ceremony at Clearwater Secondary School.

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More than 60 people, including MLA Terry Lake, took part in a tour of Upper Clearwater to learn more about concerns that logging have on the region's economy and other values. The tour was organized by Wells Gray Action Committee. Clearwater and Wells Gray Park attract a disproportionate number of European visitors said Tay Briggs, one of the speakers. “Why? Because it's wilderness,” she said.

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she went to India and learned more than she thought she could and this summer she plans to do the same. "I want to spend my quickly disappearing youth absorbing as much information as I can, there is so much out there to discover," Ovenden said. Now in its 35th year, Shad is a summer enrichment program. There are currently over 14,000 Shad alumni, including 27 Rhodes scholars. Ovenden will be going to University of British Columbia. “Centred on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), SHAD empowers exceptional youth to make the world a better place,” said

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Girl Guiding's Clearwater Secondary top award goes to recognizes achievements Clearwater resident Times Staff

Times Staff Clearwater's Hanna Wadlegger has received her Canada Cord, the highest award for Pathfinders, from Girl Guides Canada. Wadlegger received the award on Monday, June 22 as members of the Guiding movement in Clearwater held their final meeting of the year, with girls moving up to the next age group along with the presentation of awards. To meet the requirements for her Canada Cored Wadlegger had to complete 20 modules in nine program areas. Fourteen were required and six were her own choice. Within those 20 modules she had to do at least four activities. Wadlegger accomplished most of these activities on her own. She worked on it as a sole Pathfinder, then when she was away in Austria for a year of schooling, and finally finishing up bits and pieces during this past school year. Not an easy task when you see her schedule. She also completed over 15 hours for her Community Service Award by helping with swimming lessons and participating in a building project in Guatemala during a Spring Break. She received her Citizenship Certificate and has done First Aid. You may wonder how a young person can manage to accomplish so much while going to school and receiving good grades, playing hockey and various school sports, and helping on the farm. Former Girl Guide leader Jean Nelson sums it up best with these

words: “From a very early age we knew as leaders, that here was a girl who was born for Guiding. Hanna’s diligence, her hard work, her desire to do the best job possible no matter what the task. These are characteristics that will serve her well no matter what association one is in but they certainly are traits we like to see in the girls we work with.” According the Nelson,

Hanna Wadlegger shows off the Canada Cord she received during a recent Guiding meeting. Photo submitted

Wadlegger's camping skills are top notch and her natural ability and willingness to teach young girls all the things she has learned make her an exceptional Guide. “It is only occasionally that I have met a girl that seems to exemplify all of the Guide laws but we have one here. Certainly Guiding wishes Hanna the very best in the future,” Nelson said.

The following is a list of the students who received awards during Clearwater Secondary School's awards assembly on Tuesday, June 23: Youth Week Awards – Shanequa Harwood, Karter Romeo, Alex Arduini, Ivan Reygadas Jr. Art – Cassidy Redman Sr. Art – Kaylene Redman Jr. Music – Stacia Panko Most Valuable Musician – Emily Hewlett, Emily Talbot Jr. Home Economics – Emily Fraser Sr. Home Economics – Foods – Gabby Chandler, Sara Porter Computer Skills – Wyatt Dame Initial Attack – Robin Fraser, Jacob Madden, Karter Romeo Wood Products Manufacturing – Justin Sutherland Gr. 8 Girl Athlete – Haliya Arduini, Annika Wadlegger Gr. 8 Boy Athlete – Cedrik Menard Jr. Girl Athlete – Shawna Podbisky, Hanna Wadlegger Jr. Boy Athlete – Connor Dee Sr. Girl Athlete – Robin Fraser, Reid

Horour Roll and Service Award winners at Clearwater Secondary Honour Roll 2015: Year 1 – Zara Bieber, Hannah Booth, Tyson Braaten, Keanen Bromley, Keana Burke, Mitchell Chayer, Michaela Daase, Connor Dee, Ashley Foster, Ryan Green, Jaxon Kjenstad, Hailey Lepine, Dorian McGill, Cedrik Menard, John Meyer, Grayson Panko, Jenny Panko, Sara Porter, Cassidy Redman, Bobbi Russell, Sarah Schwaiger, Tiffany Schwaiger, Cole Stone, Zach Stone, Paytten Yurkiw, Amanda Zittlau, Rylee Zittlau Year 2 – Natalia Biagioni, Aliya Bieber,

Jesslyn Bordeleau, Savannah Dee, Emily Giesbrecht, Emily Hewlett, Kaitlyn Hunter, Adrian Romeo, Morgan Thomas, Hanna Wadlegger, Annie Whelen Year 3 – Mackenzie Alain, Emily Fraser, Hailey Griffin, Vanessa McGill, Stacia Panko, Shawna Podbisky, Kaylene Redman, Breanna Regier, Kiran Sharif Year 4 – Jesse Dana, Janice Lau, Leevon Levasseur, Karter Romeo, Megan Sim, Larson Wadlegger, Lachlan Whelen

Year 5 – Reid Rebinsky, Jenna Zietsov Service Awards: Athletics – Haliya Arduini, Keltie Arndt, Kaya Breda, Makayla Breda, Annie Butcher, Michaela Daase, Connor Dee, Robin Fraser, Emily Giesbrecht, Mitchell Graham, Shanequa Harwood, Jacob Madden, Timo Menard, Taylor Neufeld, Jenny Panko, Stacia Panko, Curtis Podbisky, Shawna Podbisky, Sydney Raes, Talon Rhodes, Karter Romeo, Cole Stone, Annika Wadlegger, Hanna Wadlegger,

Nate Wadlegger, Annie Whelen Student Council and Athletics – Mackenzie Alain, Reid Rebinsky, Megan Sim, Jenna Zietsov Soccer – Ahmae Eakins, Boden Eakins Athletics and Soccer– Leevon Levasseur, Lachlan Whelen Youth Engagement Activities – Will Ellis, Adrian Romeo Wood projects for the community – Tristan Huybregts, Austin Rauch Singing O’Canada at assemblies – Emily Talbot Gym duties – Tyson Braaten

Rebinsky Sr. Boy Athlete – Jacob Madden Daryl Pipev Mem. Award - Outstanding Athlete – Megan Sim Jr. PE – Tyson Braaten, Shanequa Harwood Sr. PE – Curtis Podbisky Jr. English – Mackenzie Alain, Stacia Panko Sr. English – Jenna Zietsov Jr. Creative Writing – Emily Fraser Sr. Creative Writing – Reid Rebinsky Jr. French – Stacia Panko Sr. French – Reid Rebinsky Jr. Social Studies – Mackenzie Alain Jr. Mathematics – Mackenzie Alain, Stacia Panko Sr. Mathematics – Reid Rebinsky Jr. Science – Mackenzie Alain Sr. Science – Reid Rebinsky Award to Parent – Alex Arduini Award to a Community Member – Jim Zsednai Perfect Attendance – Jesse Dana Effort Award (gr. 8) – Grayson Panko, Paytten Yurkiw Effort Award (gr. 9) – Morgan Thomas

Grade 12 student Reid Rebinsky won the senior best all round student award with the Fred Allen Memorial Bursary, as well as several other awards during Clearwater Secondary School's recent awards assembly. Times file photo

Effort Award (gr. 10) – Hanna Wadlegger Effort Award (gr. 11) – Lochlan Whelen Effort Award (gr. 12) – Breanna Regier Highest Achievement (gr. 8) – Grayson Panko Highest Achievement (gr. 9) – Emily Giesbrecht Highest Achievement (gr. 10) – Stacia Panko Highest Achievement (gr. 11) – Janice Lau Highest Achievement - Practical and Fine Arts (gr. 12) – Larson

Wadlegger Highest Achievement - Academic (gr. 12) – Reid Rebinsky Most Improved – Kennedy Ash, Kylia Neufeld Jr. Citizenship – Shanequa Harwood Sr. Citizenship – Jenna Zietsov Jr. All Round – Mackenzie Alain, Stacia Panko Sr. All Round / Fred Allan Memorial Bursary – Reid Rebinsky

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Gottfriedson elected regional chief of B.C. Cam Fortems – Kamloops This Week

Raffle winner Clearwater's Rob Griffiths holds his prize after winning a 50/50 spring raffle put on by North Thompson Fish and Game Society in Barriere recently. Griffiths won about $3,800 and plans to use it to re-roof his house. Photo submitted

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Tk’emlups Indian Band chief Shane Gottfriedson is B.C.’s newest regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) following a first-ballot election victory on June 25. “I credit the victory to my dedication and passion,” Gottfriedson said in a telephone interview from Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, where chiefs from around B.C. or their delegates cast ballots for regional chief. Gottfriedson picked up 87 votes, slightly higher than the 50 per cent needed to declare a victor on the first ballot and avoid a run-off. His closest rivals were Bob Chamberlin, vicepresident of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, with 38 votes, and former Snuneymux chief Doug White, from the Nanaimo area, with 37. Former Adams Lake Indian Band chief Nelson Leon garnered only four votes. It is the second time he has run for the position, losing in 2009 by nine votes. Gottrfriedson was sworn in for the three-year term immediately after the election. Outgoing regional chief is Jody WilsonRaybould, now a federal Liberal candidate in the riding of Vancouver-Granville. Gottfriedson will also soon travel to a national gathering of the Assembly of First Nations in Montreal. The TIB chief will continue living in Kamloops and will serve out his term until the local fall election. Gottfriedson was first elected TIB chief in 2003 and has served four successive three-year terms. “I think 12 years of community service is a good run,” Gottfriedson said. “I think’s it’s time I let someone else lead our community.” Gottfriedson said there has been a lack of leadership in B.C. in the past six years. “Land claims scare the hell out of investors,” he said. “If you treat me and my people fairly, there is nothing to be afraid of. We will not back down,

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but the door is always open to a fair deal.” Arguing Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has a policy of “extinguishing native peoples’ land rights,” Gottfriedson said it is time for a unified approach to aboriginal title rights and treaty. “Canada and B.C. have learned we can be their greatest ally or their darkest nightmare,” he said. “The choice is obvious.” Gottfriedson’s new position will come with a pay raise. Outgoing regional chief Wilson-Raybould, while opposing the First Nations Financial Transparency Act last summer, sent out a tweet announcing her salary as being $107,645.92. As chief of the Tk’emlups Band, Gottfriedson earns $82,000 a year — along with another $11,000 annually in pension and other benefits — all tax-free.

TNRD directors add to flood relief for Cache Creek Adam Williams – Kamloops This Week More relief is coming to the Village of Cache Creek. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s board of directors has voted in favour of a resolution that will see electoral area directors donate a portion of their discretionary funds to the village, to aid in relief efforts following flash flooding on May 23. The resolution will see the TNRD’s 10 electoral area directors donate about $500 each to the village — less in the case of a few directors who didn’t have the sum available. In total, the village will receive in the neighbourhood of $5,000. “The generosity of people, related to the unrecoverable losses some of the citizens of Cache Creek suffered, is heartwarming, for sure,” said John Ranta, Cache Creek’s mayor and chairman of the TNRD board of directors. All of the funds donated have been earmarked for individuals or small businesses that suffered as a result of the disaster. None of the money  will be used on village

infrastructure in Cache Creek. A committee of what Ranta termed “community-minded residents” will decide how the funds are allocated. Ranta pegged the cost of damage done to personal property in the village at about $3-million. Roughly five properties were damaged beyond repair — two houses with foundational damage and another handful of properties in the Riverside Trailer Park. Ranta’s estimated figure didn’t include damage to non-essential property, such as retaining walls and landscaping, which are not covered by disaster-relief funding. The mayor said recovery efforts are continuing to progress in the village. Residents have put in their applications for disaster-relief funding and the municipality has a list of about 20 projects it would like to see completed. Ranta pegged total damage costs at about $5-million, including personal and public property. Residents had until this past Wednesday to file claims with Emergency Management B.C.


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CounterAttack roadchecks began July 1 Insurance Corporation of B.C. Every Canada Day, an average of 22 people are injured in 97 crashes in the Southern Interior. Also in the Southern Interior, an average of 14 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year. That's why the B.C. government, ICBC and police kicked off the CounterAttack campaign on July 1 to keep impaired drivers off our roads this summer. Whether you're out golfing, boating or at a BBQ with friends, everyone needs to plan ahead for a safe ride home this summer – arrange a designated driver, call a taxi or take transit. Police will be looking for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks across the province.

With so many options to get home safely, there is no excuse to drive while impaired. But some drivers still aren't getting the message – here are the top excuses given by impaired drivers to police at CounterAttack roadchecks: • "My girlfriend was too drunk to make it home from the bar, so I'm going to pick her up." • "I'm an idiot!" • "But I have a driver's licence, no one else had a driver's licence!" • "I don't feel drunk!" • "I'm only two blocks from home." • "Mom told me to bring the truck home." • "I had to pick up my husband." ICBC supports CounterAttack with funding for enhanced police enforcement and an education campaign which promotes the use of designated drivers.

Vavenby Park upgrades get money for trees Times Staff The Vavenby Community Park green-up project is receiving a $4,300 grant from Tree Canada and BC Hydro, according to a letter presented during a Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors meeting held June 18. The letter was addressed to Sherri Madden, services coordinator for Wells Gray Country (Area A). Benefits of TRU to TNRD Christopher Seguin, vice-president of advancement at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), gave a presentation to the TNRD board on June 18 about the positive impacts TRU has in the TNRD. The board accepted an invitation from Seguin to tour TRU’s Kamloops campus and perhaps also hold a board of directors meeting there. Support for B.C.’s coal industry Alan Fryer, Coal Alliance spokesperson, Mike LoVecchio, director of government affairs for Canadian Pacific Railway, and Scott Lunny from United Steelworkers provided a presentation on behalf of the Coal Alliance. They shared information about the economic importance of the coal industry to

communities in British Columbia. The board passed a resolution to write a letter recognizing the importance of the coal industry in B.C. and encouraging the industry to maintain leading environmental standards. Endorsement provided for winery lounge During its June 18 meeting, the TNRD board recommended for approval an application for a winery lounge endorsement for the Monte Creek Ranch Winery. The recommendation to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch would be subject to the limitation of hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The current winery licence allows the applicant to manufacture, sell, and store wine and provide product samples to the public in a designated sampling area at the winery. Wineries may also operate one onsite retail store. This winery lounge endorsement, if approved, would allow patrons to purchase and consume wine manufactured and bottled in B.C. by the glass or bottle in a designated lounge area (which may be an indoor area or outdoor patio, or both). Composting regulation goes to public hearing Kamloops South Official Community Plan Amendment

Bylaw 2524, 2015, and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2516, 2015, were both given two readings and will be taken to public hearing in conjunction with a future regular board of directors meeting. The changes to the bylaws were in response to numerous complaints about recent composting operations, including those in Botany Valley and Nicola Valley. Complaint response was limited given local government has almost no authority in the realm of either zoning or nuisance bylaws when composting is done as a part of an agricultural operation. When it is an accessory use to a residence

or when it is a primary use, such as a commercial operation, local government's scope of authority broadens. Regulatory authority over the commercial sale and export of on-farm composting does however rest with both local government and the province. The proposed changes limit or pro-

hibit sale of manufactured farm compost, and thereby limit the scale of an operation and the potential for neighbourhood conflict. Additional $15,000 for Smith Pioneer Park The board approved a request for an increase in Gas Tax Funds previously

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Global warming bike trip raises awareness

Map shows the approximate route taken by Clearwater residents Jean Nelson and Keith McNeill as they cycled from the Rouge Hill GO station northeast of Toronto to Ottawa. They started on May 23 and arrived in Ottawa on June 1. They stayed overnight in Oshawa, Cobourg, Trenton, Napanee, Kingston (rest day), Rideau Lakes, Smith Falls, and Carleton Place, and did interviews with local news media in all of them, except Trenton. Much of the route followed dedicated bike trails: the Waterfront Trail most of the way from Toronto to Kingston, and the Cataraqui and Trans Canada trails from Kingston to Ottawa. Google Maps graphic Green Party leader Elizabeth May accepts a memory stick with the more than 28,000 names on the petition from Keith McNeill and Jean Nelson. May was the only federal party leader to meet with the pair. Photo by Cathy Orlando

Members of Citizens Climate Lobby - Canada meet Clearwater residents Jean Nelson and Keith McNeill (on right) after they cycle from Toronto to Ottawa to promote a petition calling for a referendum on carbon fee-anddividend in Canada. The online petition has over 28,000 names on it. Photo by Cathy Orlando

McNeill and Nelson get ready to start cycling from the Rouge Hill GO station. In 1987 and 1989 McNeill walked from Clearwater to the GO station. Photo by Keith McNeill

Jean Nelson takes a break as the Parliament buildings appear on the horizon. Our nation's capital has an excellent system of bike trails. Photo by Keith McNeill

McNeill and Nelson meet with noted Canadian author Naomi Klein during a rally in Toronto. Following Pope Francis' latest encyclical, Klein has been invited to a meeting in the Vatican on climate change.

Right: Keith McNeill and Jean Nelson get their bikes out last winter as they get ready for the bike trip they did from Toronto to Ottawa this spring to promote a petition for carbon feeand-dividend. The online petition can be found by Googling: "Care2", "petition", "carbon", "fee", and "Canada". The URL is www.thepetitionsite. com/850/161/365/petition-for-a-referendumon-carbon-fee-and-dividend-for-canada/ Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom


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Sports Rod and gun club holds open house

Members of Central North Thompson Rod and Gun Club relax in a new scorekeeping shed built at the club's trap-shooting range. The sign acknowledges the support received from Wells Gray Community Forest. Pictured are (l-r) club president Jeff Chase, trap-shooting committee members Marlene Herman and Ron Anderson (hidden), and club director Lyle Haughian.

Warm weather doesn't slow lady golfers

Family fishing fun Youngsters and adults listen to a Learn to Fish program held as part of a Family Fishing Weekend event on Saturday, June 20 at Hallamore Lake. The event was sponsored by the Family Fishing Society and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and run by staff from Clearwater Trout Hatchery. The hatchery provided food for a barbeque while Buy-Low Foods donated water. A total of 16 kids attended this year's event, along with 18 adults. With the weather being mostly sunny with some showers everyone had a great time. Photo submitted

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Poker club ends Season 14 Goldie Krawec Play for Season 14 has ended with 29 different players taking advantage of the free weekly poker game of the Wells Gray Inn Poker Club. Play starts at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening at the Inn with a tournament at the end of each three-month period. Participants collect points each time they play, depending on where they finish for the evening. The top eight players plus a wildcard player play for prizes at the end of each season. If you play on the Internet, why not come out and experience a live game where every player at the table handles the cards and chips and interacts with the rest of the players! See the expressions when they are bluffing or not. Learn how to deal a real hand of poker, plus the betting and blind routine. It can get real interesting when blinds are three and six thousand and you may only have a little more than that.

``What do I do now?`` you ask yourself. Come, join in, and find out. The top placing players to eighth place for Season 14 are: 1, Chris Moore, 9,150 points; Fred Roach – 7,550; Deb Watson, 7,200; Justin Morrison, 6,800; Goldie Krawec, 6,200; Bob Daoust, 5,200; Linda Merritt, 4,750; Millie Rempel, 3,100. Players placing second to fifth place only had 700 points difference. Trevor Digby won the wildcard seat on June 17, making nine players eligible to play in the season tournament, which was held June 24. The highest hand of the season was a Royal Flush with a King High Straight Flush in second place. There were many other exceptionally good hands recorded in the past 12 weeks. Sometimes there were two hands with Four of a Kind (Quads) in the same evening. We have had Quad 8`s against Quad J`s and Quad J`s against Quad Q`s.

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Each evening of play the player who records his or her high hand with the tournament director is rewarded with a little gift plus 100 extra points. There is also an extra 100 points awarded to the player who takes out the Bounty player. The Bounty player is the player who won the game the previous week. There are also weekly prizes awarded. Winners of Season 14 Tournament are: 1, Bob Daoust; 2, Fred Roach; and 3, Trevor Digby. Once again, a wildcard player has placed in the top three of the tournament. Play for Season 15 commenced on July 1.

On the morning of Wednesday, June 24, the Vavenby Strong Start and Primary School students had their year end Fun Day. The weather was good – not too hot or cold. The primary children started the day with classes in the classroom. While this was taking place the Strong Start children helped their leader, Mrs. Amy, set up the play areas for the Fun Day. When the primary Mrs. Amy (r) leads Vavenby Strong Start and Primary School students as they hold a students came out to coloured parachute and sing songs. Photo by Robyn Rexin join them there was a race. The children were a wonderful way to end the school year. A big divided into two teams, the Aliens and the Spaceships. They threw mete- thank-you should be given to Mrs. Amy for organizing a great day. She sent the Strong Start ors (beanbags) out as far as possible and then, children home with a book and hoped she would on the count of three, ran out to pick them up see everyone again in September. Strong Start one at a time. When all the "meteors" had been is for all children up to five years old and gets collected they were counted and the team with them ready for Kindergarten. the most won. The school has now got a new roof. It took Next everyone did some songs with the parathe men three weeks to complete the job, workchute. Then all went into the school for snack ing in hot temperatures. time. Mrs. Amy had the children make fruit pizzas. Each was given a wafer and some cream cheese to spread on top. There was a good variety of fruit to choose from to put on top of the wafers or to just eat. There were cherries, strawberries, and pieces of peaches, cantaloupe, and papaya. When finished eating the children went back outside for recess and then Fun Day continued. The students were told to dig in the sandbox for buried treasure until they had a handful. Then they were shown the six different stations to play at, just two students per station at a time. The most popular ones were the face painting station, where the children painted each others' faces, and the bubble station. The students ran with their wands to form bubbles and the Iyannah Toscano (l) and Hunter Crystall prepare and school's dog Cash would jump to catch them. enjoy their fruit pizzas. Photo by Robyn Rexin Everyone had a really good time and it was

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

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current trend of warm and dry weather, wildfires in the region have displayed aggressive behaviour and have required additional firefighting resources. Human-caused wildfires can divert critical resources and crews from responding to naturally occurring wildfires. In addition to campfires, this prohibition applies to open fires of any size, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels. This prohibition does

not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres. This burning prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire (District of Clearwater usually follows BC Wildfire Service on campfire bans, etc.). Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may

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The EUReKA! Science Program is coming to Clearwater on July 6th-10th, 2015. At EUReKA! you will get to do Crazy Chemistry, unBelievable Biology, Exciting Engineering, and Funky Physics. The best part is… you get to do all your own experiments! Our wacky instructors will be there to guide you along the path of discovery! This week long camp will take place at the Dutch

Lake Community Centre in Clearwater. Camp hours are: Monday to Friday from 9:00

am to 4:00 pm. If you are interested check out the EUReKA! website at www.tru.ca/eureka or call1.250.371.5534 for more information. We would love to have you join the EUReKA! team for this exciting summer. P.S. that means there will be more people there for the water fight!

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Today we remember and celebrate the life of Lil Vreeman, who passed away on June 26, 2015, just five days before her 90th birthday. She was the youngest of seven children, born Lilly Kary on July 1, 1925 in Zetland, AB. She grew up on a farm, working hard, surrounded by the support of family, friends, and church. She attended Berean Bible College in Calgary, AB for several years. She married Peter Heidebrecht on April 7, 1951. God brought two beautiful children into their lives, Kerry, born on April 15, 1953 and Sheila, born on September 2, 1954. They lived, loved, and farmed in Lacombe, AB until Peter was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and was eventually called Home on February 13, 1964. In July, 1967 Lil packed up and moved to Kelowna, BC where she worked at a jewellery store. While there, she met John Vreeman and they married on April 10, 1971. They made their home in Clearwater, BC where John worked at the lumber mill. Both Kerry and Sheila married and soon grandchildren became the delight of her days. In 1989, they retired and moved into a condo in Kelowna, BC. Lil looked after the gardens at the condo and was very involved on the Strata Council. In 2007, they moved back to Little Fort and lived with Byron and Sheila for a couple of years until John moved into Forestview Place and Lil moved into private care. Lil will be greatly missed by John, her husband of 44 years, her children, Kerry (Phyllis) Heidebrecht of Vernon, BC and Sheila (Bryon) Anderson of Little Fort, BC; her grandchildren, Daryl (Nancy), Alisa (Ed), Jesse (Colleen), Peter (Shannon), and Kathryn (Brody); and greatgrandchildren, Grace, Nate, Hope, Lillian, Fynn, Kiana, Hayden and Nicolas and another one to arrive in the fall. She was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Heidebrecht; her parents, Chris and Emily Kary; two sisters, Martha Burtis and Paulina Rennich; and four brothers, Adolph Kary, Robert Kary, George Kary and Gus Kary. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, Forest View Place, 640 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1. Service entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, British Columbia 250-674-3030.

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Nepali earthquake is frightening experience Keith McNeill It's one thing to hear about a disaster on the other side of the world but it's another thing entirely to actually live through it. That was the lesson that Clearwater resident Jessica Gunn, her father Grant and her brother Cody brought back after experiencing and surviving the earthquake in Nepal last April that killed more than 8,000 people. “It was about noon on April 25,” said Jessica Gunn. “We were on a street in Kathmandu, looking for our favorite bakery. We hear a noise that sounded like a big dump truck coming up behind us. We looked over our shoulders for the truck when the buildings started to buck and the street to roll. “I yelled, 'Earthquake!' The shaking was so violent you could barely stand up. We hugged a post in a more stable building to try to stay safe. “It went on for a minute or maybe a minute-and-a-half. It was just a weird sensation. After it was over you asked yourself, 'Did that just happen?'” The devastation after the earthquake was extensive. They saw people who had been hit by bricks and other falling debris. Houses and other buildings had collapsed, while many of those still standing were leaning or had cracks in them. There were cracks in the ground as well. Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site nearby, was completely flattened. The Gunns had been to Nepal several times before and had stayed at their hotel three times. Once the shaking stopped they went back to the hotel and grabbed the essentials.

(L-r) Jessica, Grant and Cody Gunn have happy smiles and tilakas on their foreheads shortly after arriving in Nepal last April. A few hours later an earthquake hit.

staying in their hotel the first night but constant after-shocks meant they had to run outside twice. Eventually, they moved into an open construction site where many other people were taking shelter. They went to the Canadian consulate but were sent from there to the British embassy. After lining up there for two hours they were told to go to the American Club, which is located behind the American embassy.

The Clearwater residents stayed there for three days, living off army rations. “We kept going back to the egg roll guy. His food was really good,” Jessica Gunn said. The Gunns had taken a stock of surplus medical supplies from Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital with them to Nepal for a hospital outside Kathmandu. After the quake struck they took the supplies to the Red Cross.

“They were happy to have them,” said Jessica, “except they asked us to catalog them. Nothing like asking foresters to catalog medical supplies.” Five days after the earthquake hit, they finally were able to fly out. Since then the Gunns have been involved in various efforts, such as the games day held at Clearwater ski hill recently, to raise funds to help Nepal.

Do you need to take Training to be eligible for the work you need? Are you motivated and ready to get ahead? Do you need some advice and/or financial help to get there? Cody Gunn checks out a collapsed building in Kathmandu.

“The hotel is still run by the same people,” Jessica said. “They were really good to us. They made sure we were looked after. Because the Gunns had arrived in Nepal just a few hours earlier, they had no Nepali currency. Interestingly, they were able to get cash out of a bank machine. It was only about six hours after the quake that all power went out. That night a young man, a street vendor, showed up at the hotel with a bike loaded down with momos (Nepali dumplings) and egg rolls. The food was greatly appreciated. The Gunns tried Tents and other improvised shelters cover an open area in Kathmandu as people seek safe places to sleep. Photos submitted

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