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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Health Minister Terry Lake, together at centre, toured the South Cariboo Health Centre along with Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, Interior Health, Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House dignitaries and staff on Sept. 1.


Drought dries up hay supply Carole Rooney Free Press


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Drought conditions across the province have impacted farmers and ranchers in the South Cariboo who are now scrambling for hay with skyrocketing prices. While the province-wide drought is at its worst in the south-west and on Vancouver

Island, low rivers and streams and little precipitation have led to poor crop harvests across the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Locally, 100 Mile Ranch manager Greg Messner says he is fielding 20 to 50 calls every day from ranchers looking for hay, not just from the area, but also from more distant parts of British Columbia and Alberta.

On Aug. 28, the last two round bales rolled off the ranch on a customer’s truck, he adds. While the large, historic local ranch has irrigation, this season’s lack of surface water has rendered that equipment useless, Messner notes. “For us, even though we have several water licences, it just didn’t make a differ-

ence ... we are in a Category 3 Drought Level right now [in the Cariboo]. “We’ve got four dams on the ranch, seven water licences, and there isn’t water in any of those creeks and all the dams are dry.” Messner says the ranch’s water licence on Little Bridge Creek normally brings water from Exeter Lake – after the

dam boards are removed – downstream to its hay field across from Central GM. This summer, it takes a full 24 hours for water to flow from just one kilometre away, and the dry stream banks absorb most of it, he explains. “We need a flow rate of upwards of 300 gallons a Continued on A4

Assault at Women’s Centre on Aug. 27 Ken Alexander Free Press

Around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 27, local RCMP members responded to a call about an assault at the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre. Women’s Centre executive director Sonja Ramsay says she was talking on the phone in her office when a staff

member knocked on her door and told her to phone 9-1-1. Noting there were 10 women in the office, Ramsay says a man, who was known to staff and had been in the office before, appeared to be agitated and he was causing a commotion. When he was asked to leave, the assailant threw the employee to the floor and then a client intervened, she

says, adding the employee jumped to her feet and pushed the assailant out of the office and locked the door. Ramsay notes the man pounded on the door and wanted to get back in; he went away, returned and pounded on the door again before leaving for good. 100 Mile House RCMP Cpl. Brian Lamb says the suspect had left the

building before police arrived and he was later found in the area. He was apprehended and arrested for assault. “The assault wasn’t directed at any one person; it wasn’t targeted. The individual had been in the office before, but on that day, he had been consuming alcohol, and had come in Continued on A6


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Around the South Cariboo

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The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society representative Kalika Moody, centre back left, was very pleased to accept a big pile of handmade afghans for its Safe House Program from Carefree Manor Knitting and Crotchet Group members.

Creekside Seniors Activity Centre president Renatta Cargnelutti, left, happily accepted a certificate of congratulations from Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett on behalf of the province recently. The certificate was made in recognition of the centre’s recent 20th anniversary.

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Interlakes Farmers’ Market manager Jackie Williamson, left, director Mark Williamson, director Nigel Hemingway, membership director Helga Zeiner, vice-president and Rona sponsor Steve Brown, president Dianne Lawson, and market logo designer Jaime Cameron and her daughter, Echo, celebrated the opening day of the Second Annual Interlakes Farmers’ Market, posing with a new photo stand of the “Cariboo Farmer” recently. Other sponsors include TIMBER MART, Home Hardware, and Shawn Meville and carpentry students from the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 100 Mile House. The market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bridget McMurtrie, centre right, donated the Home Hardware barbecue, which she won in the 100 Mile House District Hospice Palliative Society raffle, to the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre Society on Aug. 22. Also in the photo were Friendship Society member Lory Rochon, left, host Rob Diether, centre left, and Hospice Society chair Bill Rose. Other raffle winners (not present) were Inga Simcox who won the TIMBER MART bistro set; and Susan Fox who won the Findlay Meats meat package.

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Lisa Dowe, left, checked out a jewelry and accessory booth under a big yellow umbrella with the help of crafter Sharie Stear on a bright and sunny day at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market recently.

Nick Mahovlich, left, Chelsea Anderson and Donn Anderson, who is Chelsea’s dad, picked up some household supplies at the Whisker Kisses Pet Food Band and local Christmas Shoebox yard sale on Aug. 1. New homeowners in the 108 Mile Ranch, Nick and Chelsea picked up a few things they could bring with them.

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FAST bytes MURAL COMPLETE The Shirley Case mural painted by Williams Lake artist Dwayne Davison on the front wall of the 100 Mile Community Hall has been completed. It honours the 108 Mile Ranch resident who was tragically killed in 2008, at age 31, while doing humanitarian work in Afghanistan. Case had dedicated her life to education and improving living conditions for children and women in thirdworld countries Carole Rooney photos

Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie, front left, and a group of other local adults and children joined walkers from Manitoba passing through on their Walk for All Missing and Murdered after they stopped over in 100 Mile House on Aug. 27.

Walkers take journey for justice Carole Rooney Free Press

A stalwart group of seven people, who have been walking across Western Canada since July 18, marched and rode into 100 Mile House on Aug. 26 with sore and bandaged feet, stiff backs, and crutches. Their noble effort is to raise awareness of the multitudes of missing and murdered people in Canada. Walk for All Missing and Murdered organizer Brenda Osborne said they began their arduous journey in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba with eight people (one later had to return home) and two vans. The walkers are alternating every kilometre, and had traversed about 3,000 km upon reaching 100 Mile House, with many side trips to communities along the way. They are headed for the notorious Highway of Tears (Highway 16) heading west from Prince George, where numerous women have gone missing or been murdered during the past 26 years. Despite their fatigue, aching muscles, and fitful nights on camp bedrolls, these people are adamant they won’t stop walking until they reach their destination of Prince Rupert. Brenda will never give up her quest for change and

Brenda Osborne organized the group’s amazing and arduous journey from Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba on Aug. 26.

justice, either, she said, adding this is also for the future safety of her nine children (five of them under age 18). The group welcomes and appreciates anyone joining them, even briefly, to show support and also to give the walkers a break, she noted. Brenda explained she started walking seven years ago after her daughter, Claudette Osborne, went missing in Winnipeg on July 25, 2008 at age 21. Claudette has never been found. The grieving mother said she is very disappointed with the lack of results in

the investigation. Brenda added she is also angered that police never contacted her when her daughter disappeared; she learned about it on the television newscast. Brenda’s story is both long and heartbreaking. Her earliest recollection of trouble in her family was when she was just seven years old and her cousin, Helen Betty Osborne, was murdered. She noted her aunt, Justine Osborne, began walking in the 1970s when Helen Betty’s four killers were sentenced. Brenda said about a year later when she was eight years old she began to suffer sexual and physical abuse from family members, some of them affected by their incarceration at a residential school. This abuse went on for a decade, until she was old enough and strong enough to fight back, including laying formal charges against a cousin, Brenda explained. The brave woman noted she has also lost other family members to violence. “My uncle was shot, and the [convicted] woman only had a year’s probation. And, my cousin’s daughter, we only found parts of her body.” Brenda added another cousin was killed in Winnipeg, and the person convicted of the crime only got two years of jail time.

“With all that is going on, there is no justice anywhere.” Brenda said her sore back, ribs and feet (plastered with bandages) will heal, but her determination won’t falter as she and her comrades pursue greater awareness of the changes they know are badly needed. “Nothing is going to change until people start to fight for what they believe in, and against what is wrong. Don’t let people push you around like they did in residential school.” She also organizes other awareness walks and activities for families of victims, such as ground searches and dragging the Winnipeg River to look for bodies. The list of neglect, abuse, racism and other significant consequences still suffered by aboriginals from the very young to the Elders is long and very sad, but what she most strongly pointed to is Canada’s justice system. “Somebody who takes a life should go to jail for life.” Brenda stressed the walk is not only for the many missing and murdered aboriginal women, but all the women, men, children and families in Canada that have suffered, or are still suffering, in different ways. Many folks in 100 Mile House reached out to the walkers, and some local leaders welcomed them and showed their solidarity.

Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie spoke about the important work that needs to be done with the missing and murdered aboriginal women. “It’s people like these walkers who help our families out there who are really hurting. When we don’t know where our people are, it is the grieving that is hard to process.” Mayor Mitch Campsall also spoke about the importance of their quest, and encouraged them to keep up their good work. As they draw closer to the end of their journey, these long-distance walkers are in need of monetary donations, as well as gas, food, water, walking shoes, socks, outerwear and accommodations. They appeal to drivers who see them to slow down and give them space (the vans are clearly marked), and they ask for prayers for a safe journey. Brenda noted her disappointment that few community leaders across the Prairies joined the group in their cause, like Mike, Mitch and others in British Columbia did, and she hopes more will extend invitations to meet up along the final leg of their journey. To participate or help, check the Walk for All Missing and Murdered 2015 (July 18 event) Facebook page.

PROSTATE TESTING The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) will see a motion tabled later this month encouraging all municipalities to declare September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by the District of Powell River and City of North Vancouver, next year’s goals will see a motion to get the province to pay for free, universal prostate (PSA) testing in the way they do for mammograms for women. B.C. and Ontario are the only two provinces in Canada that do not currently pay for PSA testing. Prostate Cancer Canada will also have a booth conducting free PSA tests at UBCM.

POETRY CONTEST The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) invites residents to submit their original poems to honour local B.C. farmers. Writers of all levels may enter agriculturalthemed poems to the Ode To A Farmer Poetry Contest by noon on Sept. 13. The grand prize is a $150 gift certificate for any BCAFM member market, with several $50 gift certificates awarded to regional winners. Information is online at http://flu fawpoetry/TEST_DATA=&_ cb=hiQrQKMn40.


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Referenda pass with large majority

Carole Rooney Free Press

South Cariboo Highway Rescue and Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) Boundary Expansion referenda held Aug. 29 both passed by a wide margin. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond says he is pleased with the results of the highway rescue referendum. “It means that folks outside of the boundaries of 100 Mile House will continue to have auto extrication available to them if

they have a motor vehicle accident. That’s a plus.” The vote was 524/87 in favour of having highway rescues continue by contributing to the service that 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue has been doing outside its own boundaries for years, with the municipality covering the rising and burdensome costs. This result at the polls means the greater of $40,000 a year, or a maximum tax increase of $1.92/$100,000 of net taxable property value, will be contributed by taxpayers to

the District of 100 Mile House for continuing these services in Electoral Areas H, L, and most of G. The current 2015 assessed values rate translates to a residential rate of $1.41/$100,000. While it was disappointing that only 611 votes were cast, Richmond says he appreciates those people in the South Cariboo who did turn out to vote, and he is especially happy the referendum received an overwhelming 86 per cent majority. Continued on A6

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minute to run our fittings. And, then we have stock watering licences of 3,000 gallons a day.” Messner notes many of the ranch’s waterworks and licences are shared with Bridge Creek Estates, as the two ranches were formerly joined as one (prior to the passing of Lord Martin Cecil in 1988). The licence on Exeter Creek, five km east of town, dates back to the 1880s and after a “huge” investment in 2013 to restore the dam, it is completely dry this year, he adds. “There is a huge hayfield there that can produce probably a couple hundred tons of hay, and we got 50 tons, maybe less. Its bone dry – the whole field. “Now, we have cattle on the ranch and they need to drink water every day. The creeks that run [in and out of] the ranch at both ends – because 100 Mile is in a bit of a valley – are both dry.” The ranch manager says this has left them moving cattle around to manage what little water there is, but grazing dry hayfields creates their “biggest”

current problem. “When you put cattle on to graze them and the water is down, you damage the land. So, you really have to back off from doing anything when it’s this dry.” That is because the grazing cattle break up the dry soil, which then washes away with the spring runoff – along with the seeds, Messner explains. Messner notes on top of the sky-high hay prices, in many cases drought also results in low quality hay that will not have the nutrition

cattle and horses need to stay healthy. “We produce just high-quality horse hay, we get it tested by a lab, and we know what is in it. “Cow hay you don’t bother getting tested, you just roll it and feed it over the winter to the cows.” The good horse hay, which was sold locally for $200 a ton two years ago, is now going for $300-$350, he explains. Messner adds hay farmers are now getting over $300 a ton for good cattle alfalfa,

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undelivered, whereas two years ago that hay was delivered to local ranches, from as far as Vanderhoof and Alberta, for $150 a ton. Alberta declared a state of agriculture disaster on Aug. 24, and its government is reportedly considering transportation subsidies for ranchers to truck in hay. Messner says if that subsidy is offered, the shortage for B.C. ranchers will hit home that much harder. “That is going to just kill us.”

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RCMP detachment event postponed The 100 Mile House RCMP’s public grand opening event slated to take place at the new detachment facility on Alder Avenue next month has been postponed until spring. Staff/Sgt. Blake Ward says this comes as a result of the 2015 federal election on Oct. 19 with the Privy Council imposing the strict guidelines for communications under the Caretaker Convention. This prohibits announcements of the opening of any federal buildings, including RCMP detachments, he explains. “We have been in discussions with Ottawa requesting an exemption for the 100 Mile House detachment opening. Unfortunately, a final decision was made [Aug. 18] that we will have to cancel the detachment opening on Oct. 3. “I know this is very disappointing news for all of us. I want to thank all of you who have worked so hard to plan the Oct. 3 event and the many community members and businesses who have stepped up to help create an exciting opening.” Meanwhile, the detachment move has commenced around the regular duties of its members, and the new facility will be in use while they await their

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Ranch diploma offered at TRU Unique program for B.C. to be based in Williams Lake

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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is breaking new ground by offering a new ranching diploma program in Williams Lake – the first of its kind in British Columbia. The Ministry of

Advanced Education has provided one-time funding of $154,000 for initial delivery of the first year of a new Sustainable Ranching Enterprise Diploma program expected to start at the TRU Williams Lake Campus in 2016. Formerly, B.C.’s aspiring ranchers seeking diplomas needed to travel to Alberta or beyond to find these educational opportunities. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the program was devised by an advisory

committee of Cariboobased ranching representatives to support the needs of local farming families. “Students will be able to stay close to home during their studies in order to support their farms and families.” The new TRU program is intended to address the needs of the local ranching environment with a focus on sustainable management of natural resources and building resilience into ranching enterprises. TRU Williams Lake Campus execu-

tive director Dr. Ray Sanders says local ranchers are excited the program will look at the importance of doing business in a way that ensures environmental sustainability, with in-depth studies on the principles of maintaining soil and water health, living with wildlife and respecting biological diversity. “We are grateful to the provincial government for recognizing the need for this applied agricultural program in the Cariboo–Chilcotin.” Academic study will be balanced with

Deka, Sulphurous VFDs merge The Deka Lake Fire Protection Service boundary expansion referendum saw the vast majority in favour of extending the boundaries, in a 60/11 vote (85 per cent). This will see the DLDVFD take in the Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters Association (SLDVFFA) service area and assets to operate

under a single umbrella over the combined, larger area. CRD Area L Director Brian Coakley notes this means residents in the SLDVFFA area won’t be paying an annual fee to the privately run fire department, as it will now be funded as a CRD fire service function. They will instead join in paying the tax rate that DLDVFD residents already see on their annual bill for the CRD service.

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eniors are an important part of our communities. They are our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, mentors, neighbours and friends. We want them to enjoy the fullest life possible in British Columbia and that includes making sure they feel safe. Sometimes, as they age, seniors become targets of abuse. Estimates show between four and 10 per cent of seniors will experience some form of physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, or neglect. Elder abuse can be very difficult to detect. Seniors are often reluctant to report abuse by family members. Consequently, it is significantly under-reported. The work that the Office of the Seniors Advocate is doing with regard to how these cases are reported is an important step in the continued efforts to end this unfortunate reality.

While elder abuse may be health care, public safety hard to detect, it is always and community outreach unacceptable. sectors, as well as a variety Each and every one of us of communities and, has a role to play in ending most importantly, seniors elder abuse. The themselves. The societal and council’s work attitudinal shift to is guided by support and respect the provincial seniors’ dignity and plan Together independence will to Reduce Elder come from within Abuse – B.C.’s our communities. Strategy. We all need a While it may helping hand once be a challenging in a while, and as topic to discuss, Darryl a government, we raising awareness Plecas recognize it takes is the first step. a community to In 2014, we support vulnerable seniors. launched a social media This community is as much campaign to encourage of the community they live in B.C. to come together as as the community of experts a proactive, aware and that will help build strategies concerned community for and plans to end elder abuse. the well-being of seniors. In 2013, we brought I encourage you to join together one such us. Share your thoughts and community of experts to experiences to help bring this form a provincial, multiissue to the forefront using sector Council to Reduce the hash tag: #RespectSeniors Elder Abuse. A large part of our The council includes government’s direction in experts from the financial, creating a more sustainable


chool is back in session on Sept. 9, so we – drivers, parents and youth – have to be careful to make sure all of our students get to and from school safely. Students of all ages will be excited about going back to school to see their friends, meet new teachers and some will be new to the school and maybe new to the community, and they may be thinking about embarking on a new chapter of their lives – and not about traffic safety. The last thing we want to happen is to have that excitement come crashing down on our students. As motorists, we have to take the initial safety steps, as we are the ones driving the vehicles that do the damage. We have to be more aware of the possibility of a child dashing out into traffic, so we have to be alert and scanning the areas on either side of us, as well as keeping our eyes on the road. We need to be focused on the task in front of us and not being distracted by mobile communication devices or anything else that will cause us to not be looking for potential problems. We have to remember the maximum speed limit in a school zone is 30 km/h, and it doesn’t hurt to slow down a bit more if there are a lot of children on the sidewalks, especially near crosswalks, parked vehicles and intersections. The 30 km/h speed limit posted in school zones is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we should always stop for pedestrians – it’s the law and it's there to protect our children. If a vehicle is stopped in front of us, it may have yielded to a pedestrian, so we have to be prepared to stop, too. It is also important to note vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. The lights mean children are getting on or off the bus, and they could be crossing the road to get to or from their homes. This is a significant problem in our rural areas, so drivers must stop until the bus moves on. When we’re dropping children off in school zones, we should make sure they exit the vehicle from the door closest to the sidewalk. We should never allow our children to cross the road mid-block. Meanwhile, students also need to be safety wise and road wary to avoid accidents. Students must not be distracted when they are going to and from school, especially when they are walking through intersections and crosswalks. Older students need to stop texting and remove headphones or ear buds when crossing the street. They must not jaywalk as it is both dangerous and it also sets a bad example for younger children. As parents, we need to teach our children to look both ways and make eye contact with a motorist before crossing the road. These are simple safety rules and if they are practised daily, everyone will have a safe and happy day.

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health-care system is centred around our growing seniors’ population, many of whom helped build this province. Seniors want to be able to live independently for as long as possible. We are working to support that goal with our “Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System” document that is guiding our path forward in all areas of the health system, including home and community care. When seniors are supported and active, our communities thrive. Together, we can create supportive and inclusive communities free of elder abuse by keeping the conversation going and lending a helping hand. When we do our part to support our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, mentors, neighbours and friends, we get so much more in return. Darryl Plecas is the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors.

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Support people who are walking to bring awareness To the editor: I am writing to request the assistance of people within the provinces and those along the route of the “The Walk for ALL Missing and Murdered 2015” to help initiate a national inquiry into “Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women” in Canada. Most recently, I found myself in the company of some fine individuals. Brenda Osborne along with Althea Guiboche and their group of walkers that were recently in Edmonton, Alberta. Their accommodations for the evening

did not work out, so my brothers and friends were able to accommodate them. We also walked for them and gave them a much needed day off. We also raised $1,692 at the local powwow for their journey into British Columbia. I am asking your organization(s), all levels of government, civil servants, cities towns, First Nation, bands, chiefs, councils, members and citizens of both wonderful provinces to get involved. I invite you to participate and call to attention the many murdered and missing women, men and children in

this country. The walk once known as the “Walk for Murdered and Missing Women” has now morphed and is aptly named the Walk for All Missing and Murdered Women, Men and Children.” I ask you to write a letter to your MLA, your federal MPs, your mayors, your chiefs and councils and call to attention this important federal inquiry. With that I need to also call to your attention the urgent needs of these humble courageous walkers, who are continuing on bandaged feet, some now on crutches as the

2,800-plus kilometre is taking a bone weary toll on the group. I ask you to find favour and support to keep them, keep them warm, dry, fed and safe. Dedicate some of your time and resources to get these people to their end goal in a safe Canadian, Albertan and British Columbian manner. If we want change in our communities and in our world, then we need to become that change. Marcel Desjarlais High Prairie, Alberta

Stephen Harper taken to task by Bill Sundhu volunteer To the editor, What is it about the prime minister that especially infuriates so many? Is it Stephen Harper’s muzzling of scientists and his new limits on freedom of speech? His obsession with controlling the message has verged on the Orwellian and has damaged both the health of Canada’s democracy and the country’s reputation abroad.

Is it the gagging of conservative MPs from debating and speaking their minds? Some are rising up and challenging Mr. Harper’s restrictive leadership. Perhaps some are satisfied with simply being a follower and messenger for the Prime Minister’s Office. Perhaps Cathy McLeod falls under this category. Maybe it was Mr. Harper’s banning all media coverage of fallen

soldiers’ caskets and refusing to allow the lowering of our flag to half-mast; or spending $700,000 in court to avoid paying veterans the benefits due to them. Bill C51 is causing irreversible harm to all Canadians, along with our uniquely fair and just Canadian Charter of Rights. The bill’s broad scope and terminology goes far beyond terrorism, allowing no inherent democratic right

to speak; or to even send an e-mail without fear of retribution from a spy agency with no oversight. Stephen Harper, you’ve been leading us to become a nation without vision; secrecy and information control has created more problems than ever existed. Your message tactics ignore the painful realities that don’t fit with your narrative, such as climatechange science or the absence of

any commitment to improving our declining public health-care system. My fears are not corporate tax increases or the burka. Speaking as a local volunteer for Bill Sundhu’s campaign, my vote for Bill and the NDP is a vote for progressive change. Steve Monk 108 Mile Ranch

Nominations sought for new government award

To the editor: Nominations for the newly launched Medal of Good Citizenship are now being accepted for individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities without expectation of


remuneration or reward. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness, and outstanding contribution to community life. Nomination forms and submission information are available from the Honours and Awards Secretariat in Victoria: 250-387-1616

or online at citizenship. Completed nominations must be received by the Secretariat no later than Sept. 25 to be considered this year. This is your opportunity to help showcase the dedication and altruism of exceptional

British Columbians in your community, so please nominate good citizens from your own backyard. The process begins with a nomination. Donna Barnett Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA

Alaska sits in judgment of B.C. Party Leader Elizabeth May calling a “From Prudhoe Bay to Prince William news conference to announce she is Sound, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (brace yourself) opposed to pipelines and stretches 800 miles, which leaves engineer tankers on the B.C. coast. She stood at Bhaskar Neogi accountable for one of Clover Point, where daily Alaska crude the heaviest metal things in the Western tankers sail past, many on their way to Hemisphere, through which the vast vast refinery complexes just majority of Alaska’s economy out of sight at Anacortes and flows,” Waldman writes. “Daily, Cherry Point in Washington. A the four-foot steel tube spits out good portion of B.C.’s gasoline $50 million of oil.” comes from there. It was once the largest private Without a drunk-captain infrastructure in the U.S. Today, incident since 1989, these it’s the most regulated pipeline tankers load up at the terminus in the world, with planes flying of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline infrared sensors to detect leaks System. Let’s take a closer look. of warm oil and “line walkers” For 47 years, the pipeline looking for soft spots in the Tom has pumped huge volumes permafrost. Fletcher of oil across Alaska from the And this isn’t low-fat, shadecharming northern outpost of grown oil for Seattle fuelDeadhorse to Valdez in the south, just sippers. It struggles to flow, with a black east of Anchorage where cruise ships asphalt bottom and thick wax that has to dock. be scraped out of the pipeline by the ton In his new book, Rust: The Longest War, with giant “pigs” that clean and monitor science writer Jonathan Waldman calls it walls for corrosion. “the biggest, baddest oil pipeline in the The five Prudhoe Bay oilfields have world. been declining in production for 20 years,


nergy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett spent much of last week in Alaska, trying to assure local fishermen and environmentalists that British Columbia’s mine approval process is “basically the same” as Alaska’s. Bennett visited an abandoned mine in northwest B.C. that continues to leak acid and metal pollution into the Taku River, vowing to supervise cleanup by a new operator. He noted that one of B.C.’s proposed new mines includes a 23-kilometre pipe system to move ore out of the shared watershed for processing. This is typical of the discourse between B.C. and our American cousins. Only our industry is questioned. Meanwhile in Colorado, the latest mine spill disaster was blamed on a mistake by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. And in Alaska as in the rest of the U.S., new metal mines, such as the giant Pebble project, depend on the same engineering and testing as ours. Here in Victoria, the Fantasy Island dialogue about oil continued, with Green

to the point where the Trans-Alaska pipeline now carries about a quarter of its design capacity. It’s expected to run out around 2040, but for now Valdez still loads more than a tanker a day. Waldman writes that when North America’s largest oilfield was discovered in 1968, companies first considered extending the Alaska Railroad up to Deadhorse. But they would have needed 63 trains a day of 100 cars each. Trucks, cargo planes and even nuclear-powered submarines running under the Arctic ice were briefly considered. Since we had a bit of hand-wringing last week about a small earthquake near Fort Nelson that may or may not have been triggered by hydraulic fracturing, it’s worth noting that Trans-Alaska oil also causes noticeable tremors as it rushes down the Chugach Mountains to a sudden stop at Valdez. But those are American earthquakes, so no story there. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca


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the province Horsefly River re-opened for angling WILLIAMS LAKE - The B.C. government is reopening angling in the classified waters section of the Horsefly River, effective Aug. 26, due to cooling water temperatures. The Horsefly River was closed to fishing on July 13 due to warming water temperatures. The closure was supported by the Horsefly River Angling Management Plan, which calls for the river to be closed for conservation when temperatures exceed 18C. The closure was originally put in place until Aug. 31, but cooling night time air temperatures have resulted in water temperatures cooling. Ministry staff have been monitoring water temperatures on a daily basis since the closure was implemented. The average daily water temperature as of Aug. 24, 2015, had fallen to 16C, which is below the identified threshold of 18C. The Horsefly River was closed due to high water temperatures three times over the last 10 years (2006, 2009 and 2010).

Road rage sparks pedestrian accident SALMON ARM - Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Aug. 21 at approximately 7:30 p.m. The 30-year-old man was hit by a westbound vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway near 5th Street SW. He was taken to hospital in serious condition. Salmon Arm RCMP report the man was driving on Lakeshore Drive, paralleling a second vehicle that was eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway. The man was reported to be upset after having a horn honked at his vehicle by the driver of the second vehicle. The driver of that second vehicle stopped at 5th Street SW on the Trans-Canada Highway. Upon seeing the vehicle stopped on the highway, the 30-year-old man stopped on Lakeshore Drive and got out of his vehicle. Police believe, based on witness accounts, that the man crossed the westbound lane of the highway on foot in an apparent attempt to confront the other driver. While doing so, he was struck by a westbound vehicle. The man was tended to at the scene by BC Ambulance paramedics before he was transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 91 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls. Invalid licence On Aug. 31, Cariboo Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Alpine Ave. The male driver did not have a valid driver’s licence and was found to be in the company of a person he was on conditions not to be in contact with. He was subsequently arrested and released for court at a later date. Multiple issues On Aug. 30, 100 Mile House RCMP were called to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 97 near 101 Mile. The vehicle was located by police and stopped. The male driver was found not to be impaired by alcohol but by drugs after being tested by a Drug Recognition Expert member. He had three firearms in the vehicle at the time and did not have a valid possession licence and was prohibited from possessing firearms. The driver was subsequently arrested and the vehicle searched. One of the firearms was found to be stolen

from Williams Lake in 2013, and a quantity of MDMA (Ecstasy) was also found inside the vehicle. The male was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and was released from custody for court at a later date. He was not from 100 Mile House and is believed to be a resident of the Fort St. John area. His vehicle was impounded.

Intoxicated male On Aug. 30, RCMP were called to the 100 Mile District General Hospital for a report of an aggressive intoxicated male. Police attended and determined the male to be on court conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He was subsequently arrested and released when sober for court at a later date. B&E and theft On Aug. 30, police were called to a breakand-enter of an office at an apartment building on Cedar Avenue. Entry was gained and a safe entered from which money was stolen. Items were seized by police for forensic examination. Stolen boat On Aug. 29, RCMP were called to a report of a stolen boat and trailer on Womack Road. A 1987 Grey Highliner boat trailer and a 15-foot Silverline boat with an

85 horsepower Mercury outboard motor were taken sometime between Aug. 27 and 28.

Over .08 On Aug. 29, Cariboo Traffic Services members were conducting a road check on Horse Lake Road. A vehicle was stopped and the driver showed symptoms of alcohol consumption. The male driver blew a “fail” on an approved screening device. He was detained for impaired driving and brought back to the detachment for further testing, and blew over the legal limit of .08. He was released for court at a later date. Impaired driving On Aug. 27, Cariboo Traffic Services members stopped a vehicle that was observed cutting off a motorcycle on Birch Avenue. The male driver showed symptoms of alcohol impairment. A breath test was completed using an approved screening device which resulted in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90 day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Liquor theft On Aug. 26, RCMP were called to a theft of liquor from Lakewood Cold Beer and Wine on Highway 97. Two unknown males had entered the store and stole a bottle of liquor. One of the suspects was found later in the area of Cedar Avenue. He was arrested for theft and obstruction of a peace officer, and also had an outstanding warrant for breach of probation. He was released for court at a later date. Car theft attempted On Aug. 25, RCMP were called to a report of an attempted theft of vehicle in Centennial Park on Cedar Avenue. A vehicle was entered and attempts were made to steal it. It is suspected that something or someone may have scared off the suspect before the vehicle could be taken. Attempted break-in On Aug. 25, RCMP were called to an attempted theft from vehicle on North Birch Avenue. It is believed the suspect attempted to steal a purse from inside the vehicle. It is believed to have occurred between 6 and 8 p.m. that evening.

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The annual Terry Fox Run takes place in 100 Mile House on Sept. 20, starting at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. It is a great time to get in on the fundraiser, as this year’s milestone event celebrates 35 years since Terry Fox made his historic run. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and then starting at 10 a.m. folks can run, walk or bike the route, following a brief warmup led by Kam Taylor of Focused Fitness. Organizer Shannon Pennicott says the fivekilometre lap includes a one-km loop around the 100 Mile Marsh. The five-km route is through Centennial Park and up to the

Bridge Creek waterfalls, and anyone wishing to do a 10-km run is welcome to do it twice. The falls portion is not wheelchair accessible, she notes. Refreshments and snacks will be provided for participants, and there is no registration fee and no minimum donation; however, all donations and pledges support cancer research. Pennicott adds a limited quantity of T-shirts will be available for purchase, and more are available on the national Terry Fox website at The website is also where folks can register as an individual, or sign up as a team, she explains. Continued on A16

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The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) received a sizable donation from the Royal Bank of Canada to mark the bank’s milestone 50th anniversary in 100 Mile House. The $25,000 donation from the RBC Foundation was given to the SCHF for many reasons, explains local RBC community manager Scott Saito. “RBC is committed to supporting communities where we work and live. Our support of hospitals through our branch anniversary program is about celebrating the history of the community and the community members. “Hospitals tend to impact everyone, and usually share a history of community presence

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While celebrating 50 years of business in 100 Mile House, the Royal Bank of Canada made a $25,000 donation to the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) on Aug. 14. Pictured are Lisa Wittet, RBC integrated markets in British Columbia vice-president, left, Scott Saito, 100 Mile House RBC branch manager, Pam Shaw, RBC regional vice-president for the BC Interior, Brenda Devine, SCHF public relations co-ordinator, Mary Shennum, SCHF chair, SCHF director Dr. Joanne Lapin and local family doctor Dr. Neetha Vithalal.

as a town generally needs a hospital and a bank to be established. In addition to the $25,000 donation, we have been able to donate another $15,000 to various community groups and charities through our Days of Service program this year.” The Days of Service program requires a minimum of three RBC employees along with three members of a charity to do at least three hours of volunteer work together. Once completed, RBC is able to donate $1,000 from

the RBC Foundation to the charity to support their cause. This program really shows the commitment of RBC employees to give back to the community and the support RBC provides in celebration of employee volunteers, Saito says. “Between these two programs, and other smaller donations we have made throughout the community this year, we have topped $50,000 in total donations to 100 Mile House and it’s community members. “With it being our 50th anniver-

sary this year, it was my goal at the beginning of the year to find a way to contribute $50,000 in

donations and with a lot of hard work and volunteer hours, and the support of RBC, we have been able to do that.” Saito thanks RBC staff and all the community groups they had the opportunity to work with this year, and to RBC Foundation for the financial support and its commitment to its employees and the community. The $25,000 donation was “good timing” says Mary Shennum, chair of the SCHF, as the foundation is helping to finance a local urology services program, which was approved by Interior Health in April.


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Our children are our most precious gift. They deserve and need guidance from all responsible adults. As adults, we must teach them safe habits and help them become aware of possible hazards. We ask you to take the time to go over these safety messages with your child and keep this page as a reminder.


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More than $4,500 raised for Owen Ross

Schoolmates, par- Vancouver with his ents and businesses family undergoing raised $4,507 at the intensive chemotheraSouth Cariboo Farmers’ py treatment, which is Market in 100 Mile expected to last at least House on Aug. six months. 28 for a local Organizers student recently of the funddiagnosed with raising event, cancer. which sold food Owen Ross, and crafts and a former Grade provided enter7 student tainment, wish OWEN at 100 Mile to thank the ROSS Elementary many commuSchool, was nity members diagnosed with a rare and Owen’s school form of cancer similar and sports friends to leukaemia. for their support and He is currently in donations.

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Kira Mitchell, Lisa De Paoli and Ann Granger will be representing the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) at the Tour de Cariboo, which is the 23rd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake (BBBSWL) fundraiser. The gruelling event takes participants on a 75-kilometre bike ride/marathon from Williams Lake to Gavin Lake on Sept. 12. BBBSWL executive director Melissa Newberry has been working with CFEC executive director De Paoli to set up the BBBS South Cariboo satellite office in 100 Mile

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South Cariboo Joint Grants for Assistance Application On an annual basis, the Electoral Areas G, H and L of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and the District of 100 Mile House (District) jointly provide Grants for Assistance to local non-profit organizations for projects, activities and events that strengthen and enhance the well-being of the community and promote volunteerism. In order to qualify for a Grant For Assistance, the applicant must:

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Mia Weir, left, Julian Moisher and Victoria Procee were among the local students raising money with food, crafts and entertainment for a cancer-stricken classmate, Owen Ross, currently undergoing treatment in Vancouver. The fundraiser at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market made $4,507 for the Ross family, with extra help from a number of local businesses, on Aug. 28.

Local ladies tackling Tour de Cariboo Big Brother Big Sister South Cariboo kicks off fundraising campaign


House. through the CFEC. Kira Mitchell has joined Mitchell, who comes BBBSWL as a mentoring from Ontario and is co-ordinator and new to the will be deliverSouth Cariboo, ing the In-School has a Child and Mentoring Youth Worker Program in the diploma. She South Cariboo. has eight years She will be setof experience ting up her office working with Kira in the CFEC all age groups Mitchell building. in school-, resiMitchell will dentialand also be working at the community-based setYouth Zone in 100 Mile tings. House and providing Mitchell says she is youth outreach services looking forward to

providing support and positive mentoring experiences for the children and youth in the community. “I enjoy walking, hiking and exploring the landscape of 100 Mile House. I am not a very experienced cyclist, so I am looking forward to the challenge and we’ll see how far I can make it.” Noting the Tour de Cariboo is the first fundraising event and opportunity to promote

BBBS South Cariboo, Mitchell says all funds raised by individuals and teams from the South Cariboo will be directed to the new satellite office and mentoring programs for youth in the South Cariboo through BBBS. To make a donation, contact Mitchell at the CFEC at 250-395-5155 or visit www.bbswlake. com to make a donation online and indicate it is on the behalf of the BBBS South Cariboo.

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In recognition of its 60th anniversary, West Fraser is hosting a barbecue and community celebration in 100 Mile House on Sept. 13.

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races, cotton candy and more. West Fraser will also have information booths regarding its operations. “West Fraser’s contribution to community life and economic stability is through the shared commitment of our staff, their families, our contractors, partners and community,” reads a press release from the forestry company, which operates 100 Mile Lumber.

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are also able to share their own story, she notes. She encourages everyone to browse the website at www.terryfox. org as a refresher on the Terry Fox story, and to turn out on the day of the run. “Come out with your family and friends for a nice walk, run or bike ride and support a great cause.” Pennicott says she

would love to hear from anyone who has a story to share that would like to speak at the run – contact her by e-mail to She adds this year’s T-shirt logo is “a dream as big as our country.” “It’s pretty cool when you think about Terry’s initial goal, and what he has created today, 35 years later – how amazing!

“From there, you can create your own website to request donations and fundraise, which can be linked to your Facebook page and other social media sites.” “Cancer Survivors can order a free red T-shirt by registering online and become part of Terry’s Team.” Terry’s Team members

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Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• Sept. 3-12 – The Cariboo Artists’ Guild is hosting its 35th Annual Show and Sale at Parkside Art Gallery at 401 Cedar Ave. • Sept. 5-6 – The 100 Mile House Wranglers will host the Kamloops Storm for two exhibition games at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 and at noon on Sept. 6. • Sept. 5-6 – Sandhill Lea Sheepdog Trials at 5028 Abel Lake Rd. will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head out Tatton Road and follow the sheepdog signs for 10 kilometres. There will be a concession, bring your lawn chair but not your dog. It’s free; everyone welcome. For more information, contact Lorne at 250-791-5300 or • Sept. 9-10 – The 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is holding auditions for Cinderella a pantomime at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (106 Blackstock Rd.) 6:30-9 p.m. Adults to 10-year-olds asked to bring their own material to perform and sing. For more information, call Jan at 250-791-5477 or Kathy at 250-395-8836. • Sept. 12 – The 100 Mile House Wranglers will be hosting the Chase Heat in their home opener at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. • Sept. 12 – The South Cariboo Health Foundation is presenting Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art Tour at the 108 Mile Ranch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art tour details and map of artists’ homes will be available at Donex, Pharmasave, Save-On-Foods, 100 Mile District General Hospital reception, local health clinics and various businesses. Everyone welcome; no ticket requires. For more information, call 250-706-2101, visit, or e-mail • Sept. 12 – The 16th Annual Cariboo Country Night will be held at the Watch Lake Community Hall and the $25 tickets include a barbecue steak dinner, a cowboy concert and a country dance. Entertainment will be presented by Ernie Doyle, Bernadette Ducharme and Jason Ruscheinsky. For more information, call 250-456-2425, or go to • Sept. 13 – West Fraser is hosting a barbecue and community celebration in Centennial Park in 100 Mile House in recognition of the company’s 60th Anniversary. The event is free and open to the general public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will see performances by the Cariboo Idols, music by Rob Fry and the master of ceremonies Larry Rhode, as well as fun activities for the whole family, especially children. • Sept. 14-23 – The next show at the Parkside Art Gallery is entitled Selfies, and folks are invited to enter their selfies – digital, drawn, painted or any two-dimensional creation. It is open to everyone, membership is not requires and the deadline is Sept. 12. For information, call 250-395-2021. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House and is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.


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Jimmy Keller’s celebration of life enjoyed by many friends

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett hosted a celebration of life for Jimmy Keller at her Horse Lake home on Aug. 16. While my wife, Gayle, and I were there, close to 150 friends and family arrived to remember Jim and swap stories and memories. Folks arrived on ATVs, motorcycles and on every other mode of transportation imaginable and they came from all around the province. We drank coffee and enjoyed Jim’s favourite


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The display table at Jim Keller’s celebration of life brought back memories from the friends who attended the event at Donna Barnett’s home on Aug. 16.

dessert – apple pie and ice cream. It was a very special occasion for 100 Mile House’s legendary character who was a fast pistol drawing, knife and axe throwing martial artist, and I was proud to call him my friend. I met Jim Keller in 1981. He came and joined my newly opened kick boxing school of self-defense when I moved to 100 Mile House. Jimmy always

Tune in for new choir season The Eclectica Community Choir is starting its new season and invites anyone wanting to experience the joy of music to join in. There are plenty of good reasons to join the local choir – meeting new friends, learning music, learning new things, helping the community at events and having fun. All voices are welcome and no audition is necessary. The ability to read music is not required. Registration is Sept. 16, 23 and Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Rehearsals are in the church on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

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checked out the various martial arts schools that opened in 100 Mile House, whether it was judo, taekwondo, karate or kick boxing. He learned Bill Underwood’s extremely deadly martial art of Combato in 1951, just before I was born, after the Second World War and was always extremely careful about who he taught it to. When I taught Defendo, a milder form of the relatively unknown art, Jim came and taught us Combato and also how to use the martial arts cane, which he always had close at hand. One of my prized possessions is the martial arts cane Jimmy made for me. When I requested he sign it,

Jim replied, “You want me to put my name on something you might have to hurt someone with?” Thanks to Donna Barnett for hosting Jimmy Keller’s celebration of life. Volunteers appreciated Volunteers who donate their own personal time for causes they believe in, for free, are rare and valuable people in our community. Lone Butte volunteers have recently helped to refinish the Lone Butte Community Hall floor and replaced the treated wood on Water Tower Rest Station playground children’s toy. The park was temporarily closed until repairs could be done.

The South Cariboo Sustainability Society Invites Everyone to a Series of Permaculture Workshops

Permaculture Workbee Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Jane and Peter Murray Permaculture Centre near Sheridan Lake 9:00am - 5:00pm (or what fits your schedule) A family emergency has delayed the Permaculture Workshop at Jane and Peter Murray’s farm until Spring. Instead, we’re planning a Workbee to help Jane keep the place running while Peter is in the UK looking after Mother. Come see and learn many permaculture practices, get some healthy exercise (tasks adjusted to abilities) and give a helping hand - should be fun with permaculture discussion over a potluck lunch. Please contact Peter or Shelley if interested. Information of the new date for the workshop next Spring will be rebroadcasted.

More Workshops to Come… Sept. 26 - Seed Saving Spring TBA - Permaculture Workshop Contacts: Peter Jarvis at 250 791 7284 or Shelley Tegart at 250 395 3364 or or see more information on the SCSS website Co-sponsored by:


and YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. There’s a FOOD CRISIS in the South Cariboo. The South Cariboo Food Security Committee has put out a plea for food donations to support the hungry families and individuals in need this summer. Local gardeners with extra produce in their plots, and the general public through non-perishable donations, are being asked to help with this food crisis. Children, youth and families are challenged daily in having enough to eat, especially nutritious food. With the ever increasing need for food, our shelfs are really low. The following staples would be greatly appreciated at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, Loaves and Fishes and the Womens Centre. • Pasta • Macaroni and Cheese • Canned Soup • Canned Beans • Peanut Butter (small jars) • Oatmeal • Rice • Size 2 and Size 5 and 6 diapers • Formula And anything else that a community member might have as a food donation. We will make sure that all donations are used by those in need. We also all greatly appreciate fresh food including eggs, bread, vegetables and fruit. The newly established Community Place Garden at First St. & Birch Ave. is now harvesting; so help with watering, weeding and picking would be greatly appreciated; to learn your way around the garden, come down there on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. and speak to one of the co-ordinating gardeners. That produce is there for the benefit of the vulnerable population, and those who are hungry.

For more information, or to donate, please contact Loaves and Fishes 250-395-2708 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre 250-395-4093 Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre 250-395-5155 Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre 250-706-0424 This ad has been donated by the 100 Mile House Free Press


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Cue start to new theatre season

Looking ahead to the next 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society production, a family friendly pantomime version of Cinderella, director Donalda Speers says “think the Three Stooges, Monty Python with family content, and a lot of audience participation.” With a cast of close to 20, Cinderella promises to be a “raucous, fun time” in time for the Christmas season in December. (The three “ugly” step sisters, for instance, will be played by men.) “It’s a fun comedy with some singing and general mayhem. It’s very new, very different, and it should be very fun and entertaining.” Auditions are Sept. 9-10 at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church at 106 Blackstock

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100 Mile House Performing Arts Society members Jan Richmond, left, Donalda Speers and Marie Hooper recently went over the script and started planning for the society’s upcoming pantomime production of Cinderella. Auditions for the musical comedy version of the popular folk tale are Sept. 9-10.

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Performing Arts Society is sponsoring a Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, which is open to youth from across the region for no fee. There are parts for 50 to 60 kindergarten to Grade 12 students, with auditions on Sept. 14, rehearsals in the afternoon Sept. 15-18, and two shows on Sept. 19 at Martin Exeter Hall. The original adaptation of the classic fairy tale will see Sleeping Beauty, after 500 years of sleep, finding herself in a “Rock ‘n Roll Fable for the ages.” For more information, contact Karen Smith at 250791-5274 or Margot Shaw at 250-945-4080. Slated for March 2016 is an A.R. Gurney play, The Dining Room, directed by Gord Smith.

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Sports Wet dogs run in 100 Mile

Strong wind and cold rain barely put a damper on the Cariboo Agility Team's sanctioned dog agility trial in 100 Mile House, Aug. 29-30. The annual event saw 48 dogs and 28 people registered from 100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, and all over British Columbia. “We had 148 runs on Saturday and again on Sunday,” says Roxanne Ziefflie, president of the Cariboo Agility Team. “There were 47 qualifying runs, meaning the dogs ran clean within time.” Dogs of all breeds and sizes jumped through hoops, paused on a table, ran through tunnels and poles and up and down the teeter board set up colourfully in the grassy outfield at Lumberman's Park. “Despite the rain and wind, everyone had a great time,” Ziefflie adds. “We want to thank the District of 100 Mile House once again for taking such good care of us.”


FAST bytes SPORTS GRANTS Three local organizations received funding boosts from the province recently. The 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association ($21,600), Mount Timothy Ski Society ($14,500) and the West Coast Blind Curling Association ($8,000) were awarded under the Sport and Arts & Culture categories of the Community Gaming Grant Program, according to an Aug. 4 press release from the BC Government.


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108 Mile Ranch resident Terry Ziefflie and dog Forrest ran the agility trial course in the rain at Lumberman's Park in 100 Mile House organized by the Cariboo Agility Team, Aug. 29-30.

New league for minor hockey teams This year will be a different one for some of the 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association. Because of a persistent decline in player numbers, local peewee, bantam and midget division teams can switch from the North Central District league and join the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association's (OMAHA) ThompsonCariboo Recreational Super League. This league was formed at the north end of the OMAHA District several years ago and successfully provides regularly scheduled league games, explains local minor hockey administrator Kersti Foote. 100 Mile House teams in those divisions will play regularly scheduled league games against teams from Lillooet, Clearwater, Ashcroft, Logan Lake, Chase and Merritt. (Atom level players, whether they are recreational or development players, will as usual be playing in the North Central District with teams from Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, McBride, Valemount and

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Skaters from all over British Columbia, including local boy Martin Stillas, 10, have been honing their skills recently ahead of the upcoming season by participating in hockey schools put on by Canlan Ice Sports at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House.

Mackenzie.) “Most divisions will tackle a league schedule of approximately 12 to 16 league games before playoffs begin in February. That is six to eight home and six to eight away games over the

course of a 20-week season.” The new league involves some travel, Foote admits. But having no tournament fees and a geographic radius of three hours or less will provide the much-desired game play to

make for a fantastic season, she adds. “At the midget female level, there is also an opportunity to play in the OMAHA Female Rec. League. Bantam Rep Tier 3 also have an OMAHA schedule this season, but the teams playing in it will be more than at the rec. level.” “This is not the season to take a year off and snowboard, although the league schedule provides weekends off to do that as well,” Foote adds. “This is the best opportunity for our kids to play in a league like the bigger centres and host games in front of a hometown crowd on a regular basis.” The local association is hosting open meetings on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, both from 6 to 8 p.m. at the South Cariboo Rec Centre, to answer questions and provide more information to parents regarding the changes. The association is also looking for volunteer coaches for the recreational teams at all levels. Please contact Roger Bissat at or Bill Forman at if you'd like to volunteer.

A 108 Mile Ranch athlete won two medals at the 2015 55+ BC Games in North Vancouver, Aug. 25-29. Beverley Iverson won silver in the women's 75-79 javelin and hammer throw track and field events. The friendly annual competition saw some 3,300 participants from around the province competing in 24 sports.


Players hoping to crack the 100 Mile House Wranglers lineup are on the ice today and tomorrow (Sept. 3-4) at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre skating in the local Junior B hockey club's 2015-16 main camp. The Wranglers are hosting the Kamloops Storm for two exhibition games before kicking off the new Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season at home on Sept. 12 against the Chase Heat. Exhibition game times against Kamloops are 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 and noon on Sept. 6. Puck drop against Chase on Sept. 12 is 7 p.m.


McKave, Scarrow score lowest

Twenty-five golfers enter 108 Ladies Club championship

Annie McKave was the overall low gross winner and Judy Scarrow scored overall lowest net at the 108 Ladies Club Championship at the 108 Golf Resort on Aug. 22-23. Twenty-five golfers in three flights based on handicaps participated and enjoyed pleasant weather and great friendship during the annual event, while also trying for closest to the pin shots and longest drives. In the first flight, Debbie Case was the lowest gross shooter followed by Heather

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Twenty-five golfers participated and enjoyed pleasant weather and great friendship during the 108 Ladies Club Championship at the 108 Golf Resort on Aug. 22-23. 108 Ladies Club captain Sharon Thompson, left, congratulated low gross winner Annie McKave, middle, and low net winner Judy Scarrow after the tournament.

Matsuda. Carol Ohlund had the best low net score in the first flight followed by Carol Lidstone.

The second flight saw Janet Roux score lowest gross and Lorraine McCaffrey second. Ann Pinkney shot

lowest net in the second flight followed by Shannon Knapp. Lavern Martin scored lowest gross in the third

flight, with Debbie Garrow second. Lowest net in the third flight belonged to Pauline Weigelt, followed by Millie Halcro. McKave, Case, Scarrow, Angela Batalha and Ohlund made birdies on Aug. 22. Clara Koehn, Matsuda, Ohlund, Scarrow and Cathy Waite made birdies on Aug. 23. The longest drives on Aug. 22 went to Waite, Knapp and Lavern Martin on No. 16 in their respective flights. Closest to the pin shooters on Aug. 22 were Waite, Char Wahnschaff and Darlene DeAngelis on No. 12. On Aug. 23, Ohlund, Maureen Pinkney and Maureen Menzies shot closest to the pin on No. 4. The long drives on Aug. 23 went to Ohlund, Knapp and Thompson on No. 3.

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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gymkhana season comes to close


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The competitors and organizers got some great weather for the combined aggregate Watch Lake-Green Lake Gymkhanas this summer – July 4 and Aug. 8. There were good crowds to watch the action; competitors provided some great horseback rides; and everyone had fun at the family friendly events. Overall aggregate Peewee: first, Layne Cleveland, 24 points; runner-up, Kassidy Kolisnyk, 18 Junior: John Noskey, 26; runner-up Kennedy Kolisnyk, 11 Intermediate: Cecilia Warren, 25; Nicky Sigouin, 19 Senior: Terris Billyboy, 26; Mandy Pincott, 19 August results Aggregate Peewee: Cleveland, 16 points; runner-up, Kassidy Kolisnyk, 11 Junior: Jordyn Karl, 14; runner-up, Noskey, 13 Intermediate: Kailey Dube, 11; runner-up, Warren, 9 Senior: T. Billyboy, 16; runner-up, Crystal McColl, 8 Pole bending Lead line: Justine Billyboy, Kalee Pincott, Cole Kolisnyk, Larah Pincott

YCLE LIFE FINANCIAL Ken Alexander photo

Layne Cleveland yelled encouragement to his horse all around the barrel racing track at the Watch Lake-Green Lake Gymkhana on Aug. 8. The event was the second of combined aggregate points events for the summer, and Cleveland was the overall aggregate winner in the Peewee division.

Peewee: Cleveland, Kassidy Kolisnyk, Landon Wiggins Junior: Noskey, Karl, Kennedy Kolisnyk Intermediate: Dube, Warren, Sigouin, K. Billyboy Senior: T. Billyboy, Punky Mulvahill, M. Pincott, Cody Manuel Stake Race Lead line: C. Kolisnyk, J. Billyboy, Logan Giles, Jacey Evans Peewee: Cleveland, Kassidy Kolisnyk, Wiggins Junior: Karl, Eden Canuel, Noskey, Kennedy Kolisnyk Intermediate: Dube, Warren, Sigouin, K. Billyboy Senior: T. Billyboy, McColl, Mulvahill, Manuel Barrel Race Lead line: Cheyenne Maltesen, J. Billyboy, C. Kolisnyk, Giles Peewee: Cleveland, Kassidy Kolisnyk, Wigging Junior: Karl, Noskey, Samantha Evans, Kennedy Kolisnyk Intermediate: Warren, Dube, Sigouin, Lea Senior: T. Billyboy,

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Keyhole race Lead line: Findlay, C. Kolisnyk, J. Billyboy, J. Evans Peewee: Cleveland, Kassidy Kolisnyk, Wiggins Junior: Noskey, Karl, Canuel, Kennedy Kolisnyk Intermediate: lea, Sigouin, Warren, K. Billyboy Senior: T. Billyboy,

Baton relay – open First: Mulvahill, Noskey, McColl; second, Karl, Ashley Taylor, Lea; third, T. Billyboy, K. Billyboy, Manuel; and fourth, Cleveland, Cote, Wendy Marce.

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100 Mile and District Figure Skating Club Registration opened August 17, 2015 and will continue to run throughout September.

Programs available are: • CanSkate (Learn to Skate Program) • CanPowerSkate - (Hockey Skating Skills) • StarSkate (Figure Skating Program Private Lesson Program) The season starts the week of Sept. 14th, 2015, and there is also Kid Sport Grant to help with costs, if needed.

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Classes starting Mon., Sept. 21 rEGiStratioN DatE: Saturday, Sept. 12 time: 12:00 - 5:00pm Where: Bethel Church Gym 550 Exeter Truck Rte.

New programs are offered this season, such as Moms & tots, boys, and Ladies

Registration Forms and Information are available on the 100 Mile House & District Figure Skating Club door or email: or call: 250-395-1842 Information will also be posted on our Facebook page:

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 100 Mile Free Press

Help available to fight voracious fir beetles

Guide helps manage Douglas-fir beetles on private land Owners of private land in the Cariboo Region have a new tool to help prevent the spread of damaging Douglas-fir beetles on their property. A Guide to Managing Douglas-fir Beetles on Private Property is an illustrated publication produced by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO). It helps landowners quickly identify the larval and adult stages of this harmful insect and recognize the tell-tale signs of an infestation. Populations of Douglas-fir beetles are currently high in the Cariboo Region. If left unchecked, a serious infestation can damage or kill Douglas-fir trees wherever they may grow in British Columbia, especially in the dry, Interior regions of the province. The beetles normally attack small groups of trees, but it’s not uncommon for dozens of trees to be affected at the same time during a significant outbreak. The new guide includes information on: • Identifying current Douglas-fir beetle

attacks in forested areas; • Checking for external signs of an attack on individual trees; • Checking for internal signs of an attack on individual trees; • Safely removing and disposing of Douglasfir trees that are under attack; and • Taking effective remedial steps to reduce the risk of beetles

spreading to other trees. The guide is available online at: h t t p : / / w w w. f o r. gov. b c . c a / d qu / D ou g l a s F i r B e e t l e s _ factsheet_FLNRO_ Web.pdf. Free paper copies are available in 100 Mile House at the MFLNRO office FrontCounter BC 300 Highway 97 (250395-7800).

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HELP WANTED Office Clerk & Production Dept. This is an exciting career opportunity for the right individual to join our friendly staff. The successful applicant is looking for a part-time, casual position at a fast-paced, deadline-driven community based newspaper. The applicant should possess good computer experience, a friendly personality for the reception desk and phone, and strong organizational skills. Computer experience is also necessary to use InDesign and Photoshop for the creation of advertisements, posters and pagination for this award winning weekly publication. Training is available. Applicants should mail or drop off a resumé, and a cover letter to: Chris Nickless, Publisher 100 Mile Free Press Box 459, #3 536 Horse Lake Road 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Phone: (250) 395-2219 • Fax: (250) 395-3939 Or, E-mail: Deadline is Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Obituaries BLISS

Sandra (nee McBride) Nov. 10, 1948 - Aug. 25, 2015

Daughter of Vivien LeBlanc (nee Santini) and Raymond McBride, she was the mother to everyone, full of love, and loved by all. Sandra was born in Vancouver, passed away at home, and is now resting peacefully in Forest Grove, “Nana’s Nest,” where she called home for 22 years. Sandra will be missed dearly by her true love Roger, her loving kids, Michele, Tanya and Aron, her devoted grandkids who she cherished, and her family and friends, who were her life. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. at 100 Mile Funeral Service, 225 Cedar Ave 100 Mile House, B.C. Flowers can be sent to 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of


Richard Alexander 1962– 2015 We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Richard Young on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at his home in Fort St. John, BC. He leaves to remember him, his loving wife Merrill Young; his children Christopher Young, Melissa (Ryan) Fisher, and Amy (John) McAllister; his parents Raymond and Viola Young of 83 Mile House, BC; his siblings Arthur Young, Margaret Young, Elizabeth (Joe) Joy, and Cathy (Ken) Riddle. Two grandchildren are left to hear stories of their grandfather – Rachel and Addison. A well-known and respected salesman and manager throughout BC and Alberta, Richard enjoyed life. Farm life always appealed to him and you would find him spending his weekends puttering around on his tractor and other “toys”. Richard believed strongly in the value of dedicated work, and loyalty to friends and family. The family wishes to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kindness during this difficult time. A Celebration of Life Social Gathering was held Aug. 25, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Fort St. John. Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.

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Evellen Alice July 5, 1948 – Aug. 13, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother at the 100 Mile House Hospital on Aug. 13, 2015. She is predeceased by her daughter Doris. Evellen will be greatly missed. Left to cherish her many memories are her surviving sons Shane and Dallas, her five grandchildren; Mathew, Daniel, Summer, Brooklynne and Kristen. Evellen was born on July 5, 1948 at Headingly, Manitoba to Louis and Victoria Haugan. She was the youngest child of a family of five. She lived in Headingly her entire childhood and was known as an outgoing child with a bit of mischievousness mixed in with her kind and happy personality. Evellen later moved to British Columbia with her young family in 1971 and eventually settled in 100 Mile House in 1980. Evellen was a generous and loving person who loved children, horses, gardening, walking and life in general. Evellen will be particularly missed by those who loved her wonderful sense of humour, benefitted from her kind and sharing nature and above all her optimistic outlook on life. In her own words “I have always had a strong faith in the goodness of life despite its occasional hardships”. Losing Evellen will be one of those hardships. A Celebration of Life will be held in the 100 Mile House Centennial Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at 1p.m. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of


Nov. 3, 1927 – Aug. 28, 2015 Our hearts are filled with sadness, love, and wonderful memories as we announce the passing of Otto Kallinki. He is survived by his wife Berith, his daughters Lena (Ken), Ann (Tony), and Yvonne (Roy), grandchildren Christopher, Daniel, Jon, Jaime (Cory), and Robin (Dave), as well as his brother Onni and his sisters Sirkka and Sinikka in Finland. A Celebration of Life to be held on Sept. 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. at 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. 225 Cedar Avenue 100 Mile House, B.C. Join us for a gathering and sharing. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

100 Mile Free Press Thursday, September 3, 2015

Games and gastronomy promised Visit Barkerville’s 12th Annual Williams Creek Sports Day and Goldfield Bakery pie-eating contest

Kidney Walk looking for volunteers Ken Alexander Free Press

Area resident Michell Gardner is the local coordinator for the 100 Mile House Kidney Walk, which will be held at Centennial Park on Sept. 27. Registration for the event is at 9 a.m., and the 2.5-kilometre walk starts at 10. Pledge forms are available at Safeway, Lakewood Inn Beer & Wine Store and the 108 Mile Esso. While this is the first time she has organized the Kidney Walk, Gardner has experience running Terry Fox Runs on Gabriola Island. Gardner says she is looking for volunteers for the day of the event. “We need people to help set-up and take-down and help

to pick stuff – water and food – up on the day of the event.” She is also looking a couple of people who would be interested in sitting on the kidney walk committee. Gardner says the key now is to get more volunteers to do some work on Sept. 27. Positions, such as registration, route marshall and Ask Me volunteers, need to be filled, she adds. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, e-mail Michell at 100milehousewalk@, or call 778-485-1933 (not long distance). In terms of entertainment, the Cariboo Idols be performing throughout day. More information is also available at http://

adults from all over the province to compete for the coveted title of “fastest handless pie-eater in the West.” “You haven’t seen gastronomic joy until you’ve seen two dozen kids covered in banana-cream pie filling,” says Carleigh Drew, Barkerville’s marketing, products and activities officer. “The Goldfield Bakery Pie Eating Contest is a beloved Barkerville tradition, and we’re confident that this year’s winner will be the fastest ever.” As a special treat this year, Barkerville’s Chinatown interpretation program is jumping in on the fun. From 3:30 to 4 p.m., nestled between all the games and desserts, the first life-sized, live-action dramatization of a Chinese Chess game in North American histo-

ry will take place on the streets of Barkerville. Utilizing a handcrafted chess board of human proportions, Barkerville’s cast of unique historical characters will recount the tale of a great battle between two infamous Chinese armies that serves as the mythology behind the game of Xiangqi (more commonly known as Chinese Chess). Spectators are most welcome, and can expect to learn the rules of the Chinese Chess while witnessing game-play of epic-proportions. For more information on Barkerville’s 12th Annual Williams Creek Sports Day and Goldfield Bakery Pie Eating Contest, or any of Barkerville’s 2015 special events, please visit www.

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Thank You

Our passion. Your results.

Organizers of the August 28th fundraising event at the Farmers’ Market for local resident

Owen Ross

who has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, similar to leukemia, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment, wish to thank the following businesses for their donations:

United Concrete, The Bicycle Tree Eatery & Espresso Bar, Borgo’s Sport Shack, Circle H Ranch, South Cariboo Farmers’ Market, Most Wanted Contracting, Save-On-Foods, Green Sisters, Canadian 2 for 1, A&B Photo, My Spare Time, 100 Mile House Free Press

FOREST SERVICE ROAD Discontinued and Closed

Under the provisions of Section 121 (9) of the Forest Act, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will discontinue and permanently close Branch 2 of the Boss Terraced Forest Service Road (8610 Road), due to public safety concerns.

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Does an intense memory of the recent Pan Am and Paralympic Games leave you with a restless pang for international competition? Then why not whet that appetite by visiting Barkerville Historic Town & Park on Labour Day (Sept. 7)? The National Historic Site of Canada’s 12th Annual Williams Creek Sports Day and Goldfield Bakery Pie Eating Contest will

competitively squeeze out the last drops of summer with one more chance to taste victory – literally and figuratively. From noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, British Columbia’s largest Gold Rush heritage attraction will offer enthusiastic attendees more than a dozen different types of family activities and games, including the Broad Jump, Funny Face contest, CrackerEating Whistle Races, a 10-pound Hammer Toss, Greasy Pole Climb, Tug o’ War, and Ladies’ Egg and Spoon Race. At 4:15 p.m., Barkerville’s Goldfield Bakery will present its celebrated annual PieEating Contest, which challenges children and

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A ministry of the Cariboo Presbyterian Church WORSHIP 10am Sunday, Little Church, Timothy Lk. Rd. 7pm Sun. eves, at F. G. Legion,Forest Grove. 7pm Wed. eves, at Bonter Residence, Hwy 24 For Info call 250-396-4251 Minister: Bruce Wilcox


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and CRD Board of Directors Meeting Forest Grove Community Hall Thursday, September 10th 5 - 7 p.m. Community BBQ

Friday , September 11th 9:30 a.m. CRD Board Meeting

Everyone Welcome to Attend! The CRD will be making a contribution to the Forest Grove Recreation Society for providing the BBQ, with funds being used towards repairs on the roof of the Forest Grove Community Hall.

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Cowboy Concert BBQ Steak Dinner Good Ole’ Country Dance twitter @CaribooRD

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HORSE LAKE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Meetings at the Good News Centre 5827 Horse Lake Road Bible Teaching Meeting ...... Sun. 11:00am

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SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am Pastor Andy Kahle Horse Lk. Rd. (just over the bridge) Phone: 250-395-5159

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A Spirit-filled ministry SUNDAYS 10:45am

Pastor Dennis Smith 250-609-1027 New Location: South Cariboo Business Centre (Green Old Provincial Building)


Corner of Hwy. 97 & Tatton Stn. Rd. Prayer Time - 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am Pastor Dean Denlinger Church Office 250-791-9253

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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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Norbord is the leading global OSB manufacturer our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the front of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise. We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the following vacancy:

RELIABILITY MANAGER — 100 MILE HOUSE, BC Reporting to the General Manager, the Reliability Manager is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and cost reliability based maintenance and operational programs within the mill. The Reliability Manager utilizes related experience, project management expertise, leadership abilities and a preventative maintenance mindset. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Provides backup to the Maintenance Manager • Oversight of the planning department and all related activities • Oversight of the lubrication and vibration analyses of all equipment in the mill. • Responsible for the monthly reliability report • Tracks the mill downtime issues and builds a corrective action plan to reduce the downtime and ensure the mill’s uptime is at or above target, • Oversight of the administration of the preventative and predictive maintenance program to insure the effectiveness of the program • Oversight and supervision of the mill lubrication program to insure effectiveness and minimize lubrication related failures • Coordination of the Root Cause Analysis program for the mill • Maintains maintenance metrics to effectively track and communicate the effectiveness of the maintenance programs • Participates in planning of / recommending capital projects as part of the site management team. Involves creating requests, budgets and overseeing the effective roll-out of project plans to ensure timely completion of maintenance capital projects. May involve liaising with outside project management companies for large scale projects. • Provides input for the creation of the yearly maintenance budget. Involves being accountable for monthly explanations of variance from budget and the provision of information regarding maintenance trending. • Manages the life cycles for each process in the mill. • Utilizes a pro-active approach to preventative maintenance. • Involves conducting regular daily rounds (visual inspections) to discover hazards and ensuring work requests are submitted regarding maintenance requirements. • Implements/ designs / utilizes / enforces proactive safety steps. Participates in regular safety meetings with the goal of zero lost-time incidents on site. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of related preventative and predictive maintenance knowledge, along with 5+ years experience in a leadership role within an industrial plant or manufacturing setting. A Mechanical/Electrical/Structural Engineering degree is required and Project Management training would be a definite asset. Strong computer skills: Excel and Word (intermediate), exposure to computerized maintenance management systems (IVARA, in our case) would be an asset. Benefits • Competitive pay scale based on education/experience • Defined Contribution Plan • Health insurance, including prescription drug plan • Dental insurance • Vision care plan • Life insurance • Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, etc.) • Direct deposit payroll Interested applications should send their letter of application and current resume by Monday, September 7th, 2015 to: Email: Mail: Norbord Inc. Fax: 250 395 6276 Attention: Human Resources — 100 Mile OSB P.O. Box 67 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. B4

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MILLWRIGHT Houston, BC DH Manufacturing is looking for a full-time, certified Millwright. Exp. an asset. Wage negotiable on exp. Full Benefits After 3 Mos. Email to: or drop off in person at: Dh Manufacturing 1250 Hols Road.

WOODSPLITTER on Wheels $1500.00 OBO 250-397-2053 Wood stove $350, oil storage tank with stand OBO, metal camper steps (3 step) $40, 250-395-3850

Real Estate Acreage for Sale


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Home Improvements FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1800-573-2928

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Excellent quality cow & horse hay, large round & large square bales. Phone early a.m. & evenings. Deliveries available (250)398-2805

Pet Services

Lakefront Acreages

133-264 acres, good fishing & hay producing, middle of the best farming & ranching area of BC.Visit our website for more properties starting from $27,000. Contact: or Call: 604.606.7900 Website:

Houses For Sale DON’T OVERPAY! “Your smart housing solution” Canada’s largest provider of manufactured housing. Text or call (844-3342960). In stock 16’/20’/22’ Homes on sale now! UPPER RANCHETTES, 3.12 Acres, 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms main floor. Full basement w/bathroom. 250-395-3380.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent $550/mo. Updated 1 bdrm. $675.00 2bdrm apartment in 4plex. Includes Heat & Hydro. 10 min drive to 100 Mile, Pet negotiable, 250-395-2080.

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Penny

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

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Commercial/ Industrial

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate. Private or Group

1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224.

Help Wanted

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Est. 1997


103 MILE, 1 bdrm, furnished or unfurnished, Ref Req’d, DD, NS, Suitable for single person, $700/mo unfurnished, Call after 5pm, 250-644-4005.

FOR Rent. Light industrial bay/ shop. 24’ x 32’, Great for workshop, storage, autobody or similar. Heated, over-head door. (250) 808-7711


Duplex / 4 Plex 100 MILE, 2 bdrm, right in town, walking distance to all amenities. $850./mo plus util. NS, NP, D/D & Ref Req’d. Avail Oct. 1st. 250-395-1877 2 & 1 BDRM units newly renovated, in 100 Mile. Call 250397-2041 for details. 3 BDRM duplex in Forest Grove. $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. $350 DD. Immediate occupancy 250-397-2754. BRIDGE LAKE, Quiet Waterfront on Alexander Mackenzie Ranch. 1 side of duplex, 730 sq ft. 2 bdrm, partially furnished. $500/mo plus util. Ref req’d. NS. One year lease only, starting Sept or Oct. 1. Leave message for Rob @ 250-593-2278 or email

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105 MILE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath on 1 acre. $830/mo incl water & wood stove as backup heat. Hydro and Gas not included, 250-395-4602.

Homes for Rent

(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 706-9728 (cell) (250) 395-6201 (fax)

108 LAKE WATERFRONT, 2 bdrm rancher, 2-1/2 bath, 4 appl., finished basement, dble garage/shop, R.V. Parking, gas furnace & HW Tank. Ref. & DD req’d. N/S, N/P. $985/mon plus util. Avail. Oct. 1. Call 250-791-6633. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, newer log home on 20 acres, between Clinton & 100 Mile House, all appl, fenced yard, $1050/mo. Ref req’d, 250-459-7059 AVAILABLE Sept 16th to April 1st. Like new: 2 bdrm home, Horse Lake area (Ranchettes) 100 Mile House. Some lakeview, quiet, fir flooring, bright & sunny. $850/mon. 250-7062340. HORSE LAKE waterfront, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, close to school. $800/mo. Avail. Oct 1st. Call 250-397-2004. LOOKING FOR a responsible couple to rent a 6 yr old log house, Horse Lake Rd, 5 min from town. 2 bdrms, 1 1/2 bath $875/mth. No pets. No smokers. Ref req. 250-3954307

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Traffic Control Personnel Event Set-Up & Tear-Down Personnel Dangle Head Processor Operator Care Aide Cashier Detailer/Car Wash Attendant First Cook Cooks Dishwasher/Kitchen Hand Server Housekeeping Sanitation Worker COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

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• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements


Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

250-395-2447 Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0


MEATCUTTER To Start Immediately

The accepted candidate will be responsible for: 1. Managing meat department to maximize gross profits. 2. Cutting and wrapping to fill meat counter daily. 3. Ordering, receiving, displaying and rotation of meat. 4. Complying with sanitation and safety standards. 5. Handling special orders, cleaning and maintaining equipment, ordering supplies and maintaining inventory Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent customer skills, and attention to detail and cleanliness is necessary. We offer fair wages and benefits to the successful candidate. Please submit resume, detailing experience and references to the 108 Mile Supermarket with attention to Carl Gimse.

• Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Toy Haulers • Truck Campers • Tent Trailers • Cargo Trailers • Utility & Equipment Trailers

• Sales • Service & Repairs • Parts & Accessories • Secure Storage


5430 INDUSTRIAL FLATS RD. 100 MILE HOUSE (At Hwy 97 & 24)

HOURS: 8:00am to 6:00pm EVERY DAY


250-791-6699 • Located in the 108 Mall • Easzee Dr., 108 Mile Ranch

Our Team Delivers!



For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us.


Our Meatcutter is retiring and we have an opening for an

Rooms for Rent for

Food Products


982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

Mobile Homes & Pads

100 MILE Room 250-395-8488.

BC Housing is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250-395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149

Professional Services


TATTON STATION ROAD, 100 MILE HOUSE 100 MILE, Hunting, Fishing, Tools, Vintage stuff and much more, Sat. Sept 5 8am - 3pm. #4 - 867 Scott Road IMPERIAL RANCHETTES: A walk down memory lane, props for your special occasions, furniture, antiques and more! Sat. Sept. 5 & Sun. Sept. 6, 9am - 2pm at 6053 North Horse Lake Rd. IMPERIAL RANCHETTES: Lge amount of items, furn, household goods, appl. Baby & toddler items, clothing, tools, one day only Sat Sept 5, 8-3, 6081 Lakeshore Drive.

LAC DES ROCHES: Antiques, paintings, vintage dolls & tonka toys. Needlework supplies, kitchen items, living, dining & bedroom furniture including oak china cabinet, teak table & chairs, buffet, tv unit plants, tools, log splitter & much more. 8664 Boultbee Rd. Sat. Sept 5 10am - 2pm. No Early Birds. LAC LA HACHE: Large variety of items. New Vendor on Sunday! Sept. 5, 6 & 7 9am 3pm. 4851 Timothy Lake Rd.

LONE BUTTE, Horse tack, saddles, household goods, rain gear and more. Cash only. 6786 Katchmar Rd. Sun., Sept 6, 10am - 4pm. LONE BUTTE: Huge Community Garage & Craft Sale Sat. Sept. 12 from 10-2 at Horse Lake Garden Centre, 6614 Katchmar Road. Book now to be a vendor $10.00 call 250-395-3301. LONE BUTTE, Moving - no reasonable offer refused. Tools, camping etc. 8am 12pm Sat, Sept 5 & Sun, Sept 6. 6622, Unit B Ryall Road.

OUR 19th YEAR! Hwy. 24 at Sheridan Lake 10am to 3pm EVERY SATURDAY from May 16 to September 5, 2015 For information call 250-593-2353

Located on Industrial Flats Rd. corner of HWY. 97 & 24

• Safe & Secure • Fully Fenced • Sizes from 5x5 to 12x30 • Outside Storage • 7 days/week keypad gate access • Monitored and Alarmed PH: 250-395-2512

anted Most WContracting Ltd. Licensed Residential Builder Custom Homes • Remodeling

• Ralf Baechmann • Ph: 250-706-4706


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Lake from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. A family emergency has delayed the weekend Permaculture Workshop at the Peter and Jane Murray’s place until next spring. Peter has spent most of the summer in the United Kingdom looking after his mother, and as a result, Jane has been scrambling to keep the farm going on

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Community events listed must be of a nonprofit 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 The South Cariboo Sustainability Society (SCSS) is a hosting a permaculture work bee at Peter and Jane Murray’s farm on Sept. 12 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Come see and learn many permaculture practises. There will be a permaculture discussion over a potluck lunch. If you are interested, contact Peter Jarvis at 250-7917284 or bandp2@shaw. ca, or Shelley Tegart at 250-395-3364 or, or check the information on the SCSS website. 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., (behind 100 Mile District General Hospital) on Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. For information, call Philip at 250-395-3925. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Kidney Walk will be held at Centennial Park on Sept. 27, with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10. Pledge forms are available now at Safeway, Lakewood Inn Beer & Wine Store and the 108 Mile Esso. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, e-mail Michell at 100milehousewalk@, or call 778-485-1933. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society is hosting a Take Back The Night Candlelight Walk and White Ribbon Campaign at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Sept. 30 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There’s no fee and candles, light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please bring donations of money or nonperishable food towards ending violence in 100 Mile House.

100 MILE q The Caregivers Support Group continues to meet at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. We now have a wheelchair accessible space for meetings, starting Aug. 13. Every fourth Thursday of the month, there will be a guest speaker. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Writers’ Guild members welcome writers of all skill levels to join us every second and fourth Thursday in the Program Room at the 100 Mile House Library. Meetings go from 6:15 to 7:55 p.m. - cost or commitment involved. Information: www. southcariboowriters. com.

starting at 1 p.m. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Information: Janet (250-395-3550). 100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information: Kirsteen (250-3953344) or Agnes (250395-4129).

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100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Roberta (250-395-4472) or Janice (250-395-2017).

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