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Linda Holland, Loraine Shwaluk, Isabel McGrath, Jim Duncan, Ina Gory and Frank Mireau. Missing: Maria Russell Martin, Andy Kormendy, John Farmer, Pat Kilt, and Andrea and Bruce Walker.

by Wendy Coomber The BC 55+ Games (formerly known as the BC Seniors Games) are finished and Ashcroft’s senior athletes are back home with their medals. Although he came back with two Silver medals for cycling, Frank Mireau said the events were not as well organized as in the past. The wind storm that passed through Langley on Aug. 29 where his competition took place ended a few of the events early. Loraine Shwaluk said she and her Cribbage partner Pat Kilt were tied for third place when the tournament ended, but somehow the scorekeepers managed to drop them into fifth place when all was said and done. “Oh well,” she said. “There’s always next year.” Jim Duncan returned home with his arm in a cast, having fallen on the ice while curling. He says he continued to play. His shoulder hurt worse than his wrist, he said. He finished that game and three more with team mates Ina Gory and Andrea and Bruce Walker. He only found out that it was broken when he returned home and went to his doctor. Andy Kormendy won two bronze for Mens and Mixed Doubles in Tennis, and Linda Holland and Isabel McGrath brought home a Silver for Bridge. In Lytton, Bernie Fandrich won two Gold medals in Archery, and Judith Urquhart won a Gold medal for Women’s Golf.

Lytton’s River Fest outdoes itself

This year’s annual Lytton River Festival continues to grow in events that celebrate the people who live at the junction of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Above and Upper Left, members of the Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village, south of Boston Bar, dance and tell stories of their peoples’ culture.

The annual Lytton River Festival has grown slowly over its 12 years, adding and deleting activities, to where it now offers three full days of great music, entertainment and activities from roaming circus performers to the premiere of Kevin Loring’s Battle of the Birds and more. On Friday, there was music and geo caching, with Saturday diving into time tested activities like the climbing wall, the fire dancer, Circus West and more music. This year over a dozen First Nations’ artisans shared their art of soapstone carving, beading, pine needle weaving, drum making and more as part of the activities on Sunday, which also included Battle of the Birds (see p. 7), created and performed in Lytton for the Festival.

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School year begins It was Back to School in Ashcroft on Tuesday morning. “It’s bigger and better,” said one young Grade 2 student to her mother as she looked through the window of the K-12 school. The rainy day may have dampened the mood of a few students, but most arrived with a smile as they were greeted by their teachers and shown to their new classrooms. If last year’s enrolment carries over to this year, there could be as many as 260 students in the combined school.

Province funds area literacy programs The provincial government is granting $17,626 to the High Bar First Nation, $28,519 to the Lillooet Area Library Association and $27,917 to the Skeetchestn Indian Band to provide residents of Clinton, Lillooet and Skeetchestn with the literacy skills they need to participate in B.C.’s growing economy. “Literacy is key to improving the quality of life of our citizens and helping them participate in our growing economy,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “This program is a great example of how working together opens doors for individuals and benefits entire communities.” The grant comes from the $2.4 million government has invested in community adult literacy programs in 75 B.C. communities in 2015-16. Funding is distributed to non-profit community groups to offer free literacy training that is easily accessible in local places such as schools, Aboriginal friendship centres and community centres. The program is tailored to suit the needs of any adult with low-literacy ability, and is delivered by trained volunteers offering one-to-one tutoring or small-group classes. Community organizations collaborate with a public post-secondary institution in their region. These partnerships encourage the transition of adult learners from literacy programs to post-secondary studies and/or employment training. The High Bar First Nation and Lillooet and Area Library Association are collaborating with Thompson Rivers University. The Skeetchestn Indian Band is collaborating with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Since 2001, the provincial government has invested more than $25 million in community adult literacy programs, helping approximately 100,000 adults improve their reading, writing and math skills. For more information about community adult literacy programs, visit: http://www.aved. gov.bc.ca/literacy/welcome.htm


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On the same beat Ashcroft resident Danita Howard (right) joined the Siska Hand Drummers at Lytton’s River Festival over the weekend. Emcee Byron Spinks invited everyone in the audience to come and join in the drumming.

Elections Canada opens regional office in Lillooet by Wendy Fraser Bridge River Lillooet News Elections Canada has opened an office in Lillooet to serve the northern half of the new Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. The office in the former Lillooet Learning Centre at 76 – 5th Ave. will serve Lillooet, Gold Bridge-Bralorne, Seton-Shalalth, Lytton, Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Walhachin and points in between. The office is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4. Additional Assistant Returning Officer (AARO) Tammy Hale is in charge of the local office, which will have a staff of up to 10 people. Staff includes three special ballot co-ordinators who will handle early voting for national electors and local electors. Voters living in a remote community who come in to Lillooet, for example, to buy groceries two weeks before election day, would also able to vote at the Elections Canada office up until Oct. 13. Members of the public are also wel-

come to drop in or call to ensure they’re registered to vote – two revising agents will be in the office at all times to handle questions about registration. Elections Canada has an online website www.elections.ca where people can check to see if they’re registered and if their address is correct. Voter registration cards will also be issued starting Sept. 28. If a voter receives a card and realizes it contains wrong information, he/she can make some of the changes online or come in to the office where the staff will ensure the changes are correct and up-to-date. Youth and others who have never voted before are encouraged to come to the office to register. People with general questions about the election process are also welcome to drop in at the Lillooet office for information. Advance polls will be held for four days this year – over the Thanksgiving weekend from Oct. 9 to 12. In the northern part of the riding, advance polls will be held at the Lillooet Recreation Centre Gym and at Cache Creek Community Hall in Cache Creek. On election day, voters can cast their ballots in Lillooet, Lytton, Spen-

ces Bridge, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Walhachin, Gold Bridge and Seton Portage. To vote in this election, people have to be Canadian citizens and have to be 18 years old on voting day. Voters have three options to prove their identity and address. They can: 1) show up with either their driver’s licence or provincial or territorial ID card 2) show two pieces of ID, at least one of which must have their current address. These IDs include health card, Canadian passport, birth certificate, certificate of Canadian citizenship, social insurance number card, Indian status card, band membership card, Veterans Affair health card, credit card, debit card, library card, label on a prescription container, government statement of benefits, firearms licence, utility bill, bank statement or credit card statement. 3) If their ID does not have their current address, they can take an oath as long as they have two pieces of ID with their name, and have someone who knows them attest to their address. This person must show proof of identity and address, be registered in the same polling division and attest for only one person. The phone numbers for the Elections Canada office in Lillooet are: Reception 250-291-0090; Revision 250-291-0091; Special Ballots 250291-0092; AARO 250-291-0093. The toll-free number is 1-866-754-5482. AARO Tammy Hale’s email is 59017_ DAAS1-AARO1@ Receptionist Jamie Napoleon, AARO Tammy Hale, Revising Agent Natasha Street and Special elections.ca . Ballot Coordinator Megan Loyer outside the Elections Canada office.

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Steve is fit, he can bench press 300lbs. No, Tracy is fit, she can run a marathon. Colin is fit, he plays tennis four times per week. Val walks miles every morning before most people wake up. I hear people say, “I’d like to get fit”, or “I’m not fit like you” all the time. But, what is fit? The dictionary says fit is, “in good health, especially because of a regular physical exercise”. So the way I understand, if Tracy runs on a regular basis, she will be fit enough to run her marathon. Steve can bench press a small cow, or more if he keeps at it. By doing the activity that interests us at the time, and by having a plan or a goal on a day to day basis will keep us fit. If Tracy keeps running will she be able to bench press 300lbs or be able to beat Colin at tennis? No, but that doesn’t matter. Fit people find the exercise they prefer, and stick with it. According to google, the fittest people in the world are Crossfit people. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program which uses a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercises, and Olympic weight lifting. Someone that has been doing crossfit regularly has an amazing body shape, something in between a body builder and a triathlete. Some of the fittest people I know, are cross country skiers during the winter and triathletes during the summer. It is simply amazing what these people do to their bodies every day, then go to work the next day like nothing happened. They love it, the way they feel, the way their bodies feel and look. What people do I consider fit? What is MY definition of “fit”. I would say someone who chooses the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, someone who can go and play soccer with their children without being winded, or someone who walks their pet on a daily basis, walks them because they want to, not because they have to. People who make time for fitness on a daily basis by choosing activities that increase their health instead of hindering it I consider fit. I’m not talking running a marathon every day, or doing squats with 400lbs. Just make choices to promote health, like putting the TV remote down and mowing the lawn. Who are the most Unfit people I know? Well, these people’s hobbies are – watching TV, playing Computer games, going for coffee, overeating at the local smorg diner, driving from the Grocery store to the bank because it’s too far to walk (across the street), or picking up their prescription drugs for things that can be easily be cured by simply having a basic exercise routine. People can be in denial about their health. Some people are afraid they’ll get hurt, be embarrassed, or fear they will fail if they start to exercise. It comes down to making choices, and realizing that you have no reason to be embarrassed about walking to the post office, or riding your bicycle with your kids, instead of waiting in line at emergency to see the doctor for more medication.


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Healthy business and healthy towns On this Labour Day weekend, my thoughts turned to business, industry, trade... and how they are verbs as well as nouns. Ashcroft and Cache Creek have Chambers, but they’re dormant, making it difficult to call the president and ask them how local businesses are faring. Even during those times when the Chamber is active, it has struggled to make plans because the membership hasn’t been engaged. No association can run with only two or three members doing all the work. It’s not just the Chamber. I often hear from people - “I don’t want to go to meetings. Just call me when you need me.” But you know, those meetings have a reason. People who come to meetings give input, help make plans, volunteer to take on jobs. Making plans around a table takes a lot less time than the person who gets the task of phoning a long list of people who said they’d volunteer - but who now can’t commit to that date because there’s something else happening at the same time. The upcoming federal election has brought the absence of a Chamber to the forefront again. All Candidates Forums usually fall upon the shoulders of the local Chamber to organize. Taking care of the local business community takes time and effort, both valuable commodities, but they yield big dividends, and it can be done in many different ways. I’ve seen Chambers - have business speakers at their meetings; host annual business awards; arrange an official greeting for new businesses opening; provide mentoring for new business owners; take an active role in local economic development; work with the local Council to look at bylaws and zoning that affects business; promote the businesses to both locals and tourists; liaise with the BC Chamber of Commerce and influence provincial policy on business. Like everything else, it takes work. And the more people involved, the less work for everyone. And the better it is for everyone, because a healthy business community means reliable jobs for families.

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Homelessness shouldn’t be a crime

by Jino Distasio Expert Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca WINNIPEG, MB/ Troy Media/ As humans, we need to sleep. Yet, on both sides of the border, “sleeping” can be considered a criminal act - especially if you are homeless and have no place to rest your head, other than in public spaces such as parks. How have cities and states been able to impose and enforce bylaws and ordinances that clearly violate one’s right to occupy public space for this very purpose? This summer, several cases are putting this longstanding question to the legal test. The outcome of those legal decisions might just change the way we view homelessness. In the City of Abbotsford, B.C., a civil court case is pitting a group known as the Drug War Survivors against the state in a fight over what is being viewed as further evidence of the criminalization of homelessness. The group’s lawyer has argued that his clients (and all homeless persons) have the right to occupy park space for the purpose of temporary dwelling and sleeping. The case argues that a set of bylaws prohibiting such uses of public spaces is unjust, given that there is no alternative. Perhaps the real fight is also about who is responsible for the provision of adequate shelter in Canada, especially for those most in need. Across the border, the U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a case in the District Court of Boise, Idaho. The department argued that the act of sleeping, when there is no shelter avail-

able, should not be considered a criminal act. Among the nearly half a million annual homeless, 42 per cent slept in unsheltered public locations. Interestingly, neither the Abbotsford case, nor the Boise filing, are new. Cities have always struggled with the inability to shelter all those in need. What is new, however, is the criminalization of homelessness. The U.S. didn’t see a spike in the numbers of citizens without homes until the late 1970s. The causes: the economy, deinstitutionalization of persons from mental health facilities, and increasing numbers of veterans on the streets. For most jurisdictions, the fight was not about affordable housing but how to deal with the “vagrants” who shuffled about the streets. Citizens demanded steps be taken to end public intoxication, curb panhandling and the visibility of poverty, mental health and severe addiction. In 1979, Supreme Court Judge Andrew Tyler delivered a landmark decision in the case of Callahan v. Carey. Robert Callahan was homeless and resided in the notorious Bowery neighbourhood of New York City. Justice Tyler’s brave decision was clear: the State was obligated to provide shelter to those most in need. His decision also included the clear articulation of necessary shelter standards and intake and monitoring provisions. The decision required the State of New York to shelter those in need. The case would also impact other jurisdictions to consider whose responsibility it was to provide temporary shelter. In the late 1990s, Toronto’s Tent EMAIL:

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COMMUNITY and send council a message. Enough is enough. I sure wouldn’t like to see our logo change to “Welcome to Ashcroft, taxation awaits you”. Grant Knowles Ashcroft

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Dear Editor Upon reading The Journal’s Thursday, Aug. 17 edition that Council will eliminate the seniors 25 per cent discount on sewer and water rates and will also raise water rates 15 per cent annually, sewer rates 10 per cent annually for a five year duration as well as eliminating the additional home owner grant at five per cent / year for a period of five years I was compelled to raise my concerns. If anyone believes rates will go down after these five years...I’ve got a bridge in Ashcroft I’ll sell you. Mayor Jeyes justifies this by saying seniors are better off now than they were 40 years ago. Regardless if they are better off they are only marginally better off and seniors have done their share already, they should not be regarded as a cash cow and expected to carry the brunt of a towns tax load. Councillor Mertens says “It’s going to be a hit for some”. Understatement!! Councillor Roden hates to say it but wanted to know how many seniors live in Ashcroft because “We’re foregoing a lot of income”. In other words “Let’s hit up the seniors”. Councillor Trill stated “He doesn’t like it but hoped that it would even our for everyone in the end”. Sounds to me like he worked with Justin Trudeau who said “The budget would balance itself”. These statements show a complete lack of regard for seniors and people who we are trying to attract to our community. There is no plan in place for water meters yet but will be in place by 2020 further raising rates (i.e cost of installation, cost of paying staff to read them etc...). Furthermore they now also want to borrow half a million dollars for a new fire truck when it will cost $390,000 to purchase and they already have $192,041 in their reserve fund but are choosing to leave that alone for the time being. If you disagree with this, which will further boost your taxes you can register your dismay and force council to take it to a referendum by signing a “electoral response form” which you can obtain at the Village office and hand it in to them before Oct. 13 at 4pm. It will require 148 of these forms to force a referendum so do not delay and leave this matter up to others. Every vote counts! I urge all eligible voters to do this

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C.P.P. and O.A.S. Has Council investigators looked into how many pensioners have to rely on the G.I.S. (Guaranteed Income Supplement) to make ends meet? I doubt it. The socalled investigators haven’t consulted the pensioners in our subdivision, where the Mayor lives, by the way. The whole bunch of you should be ashamed of yourselves for even suggesting such a ridiculous plan. To think we voted for this kind of representation! You won’t be representing us the next time around unless you take some concrete action to make this right. I am disappointed and upset that the Ashcroft Village Sept. 13: Ashcroft & District Fall Fair, 10am-5pm Council decided to raise our at Dryland Arena water rates by 100 per cent in Sept. 13: Ashcroft Annual Show and Shine from a five year period, not to men10am to 2pm, Heritage Place Park. tion, unilaterally eliminate the senior subsidy without a word Sept. 19/20: NHRA King of the Track! Last race weekend of 2015 for Eagle Motorplex on Hwy 1 of discussion. There were no south of Cache Creek. meetings with the community, no process, no consultation and Sept. 20: Terry Fox Run. Starts at 9am with signup just prior to that, Heritage Place Park Gazebo. 2km, no options offered. The days 5km or of management style of “An-

Dear Editor Reading The Journal issue of Aug. 27 I was shocked to see the letter criticizing the efforts of Ken Platz who is only exercising his right of freedom of expression in a democratic society. His dedication to the cause resulted in the creation of a petition of over 100 signatures which was submitted to the Minister of Health over two weeks ago; to date no response has been received. Since his vigil has not impeded pedestrian or automotive traffic and he has not resorted to the use of a loudspeaker to convey his message, how can this passive demonstration be regarded as “confrontational”? While we are well aware of the good work being done by the Wellness and Health Action Coalition, and endorse it, this does not prohibit other concerned resiZION UNITED dents from expressing Sunday Worship 10:50 am their frustration in their 401 Bancroft, Ashcroft, BC • 250-453-9511 own way. zuc@coppervalley.bc.ca • http://ashcroftunited.ca Jake Eckardt United Church of Canada Ashcroft

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Dear Editor Council has done a very poor job in their investigating of taking the 25 per cent discount from seniors for water and sewer rates. Yes, Mister Mayor, some seniors are better off financially than they were 40 years ago. That is, if they are collecting a government pension. But the people who have spent their working years working for the local businesses in Ashcroft don’t get a pension other than the

nounce and Defend” are long over. To remedy this blind side on the community, it is now up to Council to role this issue back, design a public involvement process and get the community talking about the problem. By way of this letter, I would encourage all taxpayers in Ashcroft to come out to your Sept. 14 meeting to show how serious this is. Council may want to have the meeting in the Community Hall to accommodate those who will surely show up. Vern Shuttleworth Ashcroft

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Sharing the power of prayer UNITED IN SPIRIT United Church Women Phyllis Gray Eight ladies attended the first meeting after the summer break on Sept. 1 in the United Church Hall. President Reta Robertson welcomed everyone and thanked them for their interest in the work of the UCW. Reta lead us in our Devotional time with Psalm 107:6-8. She read a story that her mother Mrs. Chase wrote many years ago about an event that happened in New Mexico about a hot air balloonist. While up in the air, she had a frightening experience putting her in the path of a dust devil. She wasn’t sure what to do but wanted to get back to Earth quickly. She earnestly prayed and felt a presence with her telling her to open the burners, which she ended up doing and the balloon rose and came away from the threatening dust devil. This event changed her life. We need to believe that God does answer prayers. We closed the Devotional with the Lord’s Prayer. The agenda was approved - the May minutes were approved as corrected and the June minutes were approved as written. Old Business was next and since the UCW lead the Aug. 30 worship, we evaluated the service. The Bakeless Bake Sale will be held later in September. An account of Rita Chretien’s 49 days of survival in the wilds of Nevada was

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written in Our Daily Bread newsletter, how prayer helped her through this ordeal and she was eventually rescued. We received an update from Carmen of her work. Riding The Waves newsmagazine was received, as well as a newsletter from First United Church Community Ministry Society. The last piece of correspondence was from the Centre for Christian Studies called Tapestry. Reports were next and Treasurer Col-

leen Mireau handed out her written report to read and be approved. Sunshine person Dorothy Pears read her report on the cards she sent out and her report was approved as well. Publicity person Phyllis Gray, Archives Hilda Drinkwater and Reta Robertson for Outreach all gave their reports verbally. Our church will be hosting Soups On Sept. 11 in the Anglican church hall. Not many Campbell labels were turned in but a lot of used stamps were. All those who give us these items are encouraged to continue their support which helps with Christian work elsewhere.

We then paused for refreshments and social time. New Business brought us back to the meeting and two ladies will meet with the Anglican ladies to plan for our Interchurch Bazaar on Dec. 5 in the Anglican church hall. Watch for posters and a notice of Coming Events in The Journal. We will provide three Thanksgiving or Thinking of You cards each to give to residents of Gordon Oasis for their use. The next meeting will be Oct. 6 at 2 pm. If anyone is interested in our work and would like to come as a visitor or join they would be most welcome.

Eagle and Golden Eagle, along with the Siska Drummers, lead people from the River Festival to the Battle of the Birds in the park.

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Above: Eagle (Kevin Loring) keeps a watchful eye on his wife (C.J. James); Below: Golden Eagle (Sam Bob) and Raven (Renae Morriseau) get ready to take on Eagle. Photos: Wendy Coomber

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Owl (Sandy Scofield) tells Eagle that he’s been a bad bird.

Battle of the Birds soars high in Lytton by Wendy Coomber Lytton’s River Festival-goers got an exceptional treat on Sunday when Kevin Loring and his Savage Society premiered Songs of the Land Phase 2, Battle of the Birds. Based on a traditional Nlakap’amux story about a community confronting the issue of domestic violence, Battle of the Birds is set in the time when animals appeared like humans with animal attributes. When Bird nation finds out that Bald Eagle is abusive to his wife, they confront him and try to rescue her. The story is beautifully told through narration, song and deed. When the community tries and fails to make Eagle see the error of his ways, it is the young Red Hawk who finally teaches him humility. Chastised, Eagle dons a white head and bows to his wife after the rest of the birds are restored by Red Hawk’s medicine. The performance included an award winning cast as well as community members, and included Sam Bob, Renae Morriseau, Sandy Scofield, Ron Dean Harris and Loring, who is is an award winning actor, playwright and artistic director of the Savage Society. Amy Charlie and Charon Spinks narrated.

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Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

Sunday, Sept. 13th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ~ Drylands Arena Come on down to the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair! BEE inspired! BEE creative!

Bees play such an important role in our agriculture and we are looking forward to showcasing everything about them at the Fair this year. Visit the Kids Corner, check out all the displays. So grab your HONEY and BEE sure to take in the entertainment!

bspeie red

BEE sure to spend the day with us Sunday September 13th! Admission:

in Good luck to all the participants in this years Fall Fair!

Good luck to all the Fall Fair participants you are all champs!

Golden Country Real Estate Services 250-453-2225

S afety Mart

Get down to the Fall Fair for a fun-filled weekend! ASHCROFT

For more info: ashcroftfallfair.ca

FOODS

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See you all at the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair!

Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion www.ConstantiaResources.com

Have a great Fall Fair weekend!

Entries will be accepted Friday Sept. 11, 3-7pm and Saturday Sept. 12 from 9am-noon

Railway Avenue, Ashcroft 250-453-9343

The Ashcroft & District Fall Fair has something for everyone!

Have a great time at the Fall Fair!

Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 Children under 5 - FREE

250-453-2423 ~ Branch 113 - 300 Brink St.

Enjoy the Fall Fair!

Ashcroft Building Centre

Friendship Auto Service Ltd.

250-453-9308 603 Railway Ave., Ashcroft

The Ashcroft & District Fall Fair has something for everyone!

It’s Fall Fair Weekend! Good luck to all participants.

Ashcroft Dental Clinic 250-453-9147

411 Brink St., Ashcroft

Proud supporters of the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

There’s lots to see and do at the Fall Fair!

ASHCROFT BOTTLE DEPOT 250-457-7026

Purity Feed Building, Downtown Ashcroft

Make sure to visit the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair!

BUILDING CENTRE

AND

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For all your Electronic needs

On the corner of Railway & 5th, Ashcroft

250-453-2281

BEE Seen at the Fall Fair, it’s the Best place to BEE!

Enjoy the Fair!

Credit Union 201 Railway Ave. Ashcroft

250 453-2219

Looking for Top Quality Skills Based Industry Training?

250-453-9411 Highland Valley Road, Ashcroft

P: 250-256-4296 F: 250-256-4278 E: mhohner@tru.ca tru.ca/regionalcentres Facebook: TRU.Lillooet

250-453-9133

128 -4th Street, Ashcroft

250-453-2261

Highway 97, Cache Creek

Have a wonderful time at the Fall Fair!

210 Railway Ave, Ashcroft 250-453-2553

Hope to see you all at the Fall Fair!

Wishing all the participants best of luck at the Fall Fair

Ashcroft family medical PRACTICE 250-453-9353

See you at the Fair!

Helping you is what we do

201 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

250-453-9802 ~ 1-800-295-5138

Serving Lillooet/Lytton and Ashcroft/Cache Creek

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED BROKERAGE

ARROW MINING SERVICES LTD.

Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Ordinary people. Extraordinary care.

Check out TRU Lillooet Continuing Studies

Ashcroft Realty

Building Supplies & Garden Centre

Good luck to all the participants in this years Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

Hedda Hall 110 B Railway Ave. Ashcroft 1-888-900-9880

1002 Trans Canada Hwy, Cache Creek

250-457-9644

Have fun and enjoy Ashcroft & District’s 2015 Fall Fair!

AUTOMOTIVE Your Complete Automotive Care Centre 250-457-6698


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The Journal Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

Sunday, Sept. 13th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ~ Drylands Arena Come on down to the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair! BEE inspired! BEE creative!

Bees play such an important role in our agriculture and we are looking forward to showcasing everything about them at the Fair this year. Visit the Kids Corner, check out all the displays. So grab your HONEY and BEE sure to take in the entertainment!

bspeie red

BEE sure to spend the day with us Sunday September 13th! Admission:

in Good luck to all the participants in this years Fall Fair!

Good luck to all the Fall Fair participants you are all champs!

Golden Country Real Estate Services 250-453-2225

S afety Mart

Get down to the Fall Fair for a fun-filled weekend! ASHCROFT

For more info: ashcroftfallfair.ca

FOODS

2 5 0 - 4 5 7- 6 4 6 4 • C a che Creek

See you all at the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair!

Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion www.ConstantiaResources.com

Have a great Fall Fair weekend!

Entries will be accepted Friday Sept. 11, 3-7pm and Saturday Sept. 12 from 9am-noon

Railway Avenue, Ashcroft 250-453-9343

The Ashcroft & District Fall Fair has something for everyone!

Have a great time at the Fall Fair!

Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 Children under 5 - FREE

250-453-2423 ~ Branch 113 - 300 Brink St.

Enjoy the Fall Fair!

Ashcroft Building Centre

Friendship Auto Service Ltd.

250-453-9308 603 Railway Ave., Ashcroft

The Ashcroft & District Fall Fair has something for everyone!

It’s Fall Fair Weekend! Good luck to all participants.

Ashcroft Dental Clinic 250-453-9147

411 Brink St., Ashcroft

Proud supporters of the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

There’s lots to see and do at the Fall Fair!

ASHCROFT BOTTLE DEPOT 250-457-7026

Purity Feed Building, Downtown Ashcroft

Make sure to visit the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair!

BUILDING CENTRE

AND

THE SOURCE

For all your Electronic needs

On the corner of Railway & 5th, Ashcroft

250-453-2281

BEE Seen at the Fall Fair, it’s the Best place to BEE!

Enjoy the Fair!

Credit Union 201 Railway Ave. Ashcroft

250 453-2219

Looking for Top Quality Skills Based Industry Training?

250-453-9411 Highland Valley Road, Ashcroft

P: 250-256-4296 F: 250-256-4278 E: mhohner@tru.ca tru.ca/regionalcentres Facebook: TRU.Lillooet

250-453-9133

128 -4th Street, Ashcroft

250-453-2261

Highway 97, Cache Creek

Have a wonderful time at the Fall Fair!

210 Railway Ave, Ashcroft 250-453-2553

Hope to see you all at the Fall Fair!

Wishing all the participants best of luck at the Fall Fair

Ashcroft family medical PRACTICE 250-453-9353

See you at the Fair!

Helping you is what we do

201 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

250-453-9802 ~ 1-800-295-5138

Serving Lillooet/Lytton and Ashcroft/Cache Creek

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED BROKERAGE

ARROW MINING SERVICES LTD.

Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Ordinary people. Extraordinary care.

Check out TRU Lillooet Continuing Studies

Ashcroft Realty

Building Supplies & Garden Centre

Good luck to all the participants in this years Ashcroft & District Fall Fair

Hedda Hall 110 B Railway Ave. Ashcroft 1-888-900-9880

1002 Trans Canada Hwy, Cache Creek

250-457-9644

Have fun and enjoy Ashcroft & District’s 2015 Fall Fair!

AUTOMOTIVE Your Complete Automotive Care Centre 250-457-6698


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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the finance of a 2015 Terrain SLE-1 AWD, Acadia SLE-1 AWD, Canyon SLE 4x2, Sierra 1500 Double/Crew Cab 2WD 1SA, and Sierra HD’s 2WD 1SA with gas engine. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between September 1 and September 30, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on select new or demonstrator 2015 GMC vehicles excluding Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra 2500 HD Diesel, Savana, Canyon 2SA and Canyon 4x4.  Participating lenders are subject to change.  Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $45,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $535.71 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $45,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight, air tax ($100, if applicable) included.  License, insurance, registration, PPSA/movable property registry fees, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. ** $10,380 is a combined total credit consisting of a $3,000 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) $5,195 Cash Credit (tax exclusive) available on 2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab 1SA 4WD models, $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Elevation Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra 1SA Elevation Edition with 5.3L Engine and a $435 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) on any 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation double cab all-wheel drive with a 5.3L engine, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $5,630 credit, which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ¥ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,500 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. ‡ $5,000 is a combined credit consisting of a $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra Light Duty Double Cab and a $1,000 manufacturer to dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Sierra 1500 which is available for finance offers only and cannot be combined with special lease rates and cash purchase.

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A part of local history by Wendy Coomber Historic Hat Creek Ranch is a gold nugget waiting to be found. Built as a stopping house along the Cariboo Trail in 1861 by Donald McLean and his sons, the property had a long and interesting history before the British Columbia Heritage Trust took it over in 1990. Now it is run by a local volunteer board, with financial assistance from the province. Chris Linton, or “Charlotte Thompson” as she likes to be known, has been the program director at Historic Hat Creek Ranch for the past three years. “It’s not a museum as much as we are a living history site,” she says. “It’s the commitment to telling the story that keeps me here.” Linton and the staff have worked hard to build a program and a reputation of authenticity. It seems to be working. Linton says the Ranch is one of the few historic sites in BC whose attendance is growing. “Visitors often have the wrong impression of how life was in this area,” she says. “We’re not the wild west, but we’re not the mild west either.” Their visitors include “anyone and everyone,” she says. They are passing through on their way to somewhere else or they arrive on a tour bus. “They’re looking for an understanding of BC Gold Rush history,” says Linton. During the summer, the Ranch offers its visitors two to three daily shows - monologues by staff members, including Linton. “Mining the Miners” describes from a bartender’s point of view the many ways to part a miner from his gold. There is another monologue on Donald McLean, the Hurdy Gurdy girls, and period dress of the local homesteaders (don’t call them pioneers!) with its Victorian influence. There are also games like lahal and stick and ball in the Shuswap Village (taken from the historical writings of James Teit). And, in the summer as well, there is a weekly re-enactment of a wedding that took place on the grounds in 1883 between John Collins, 30, and Mary Jane Cargile, 17, daughter of the owner at that time. Linton also visits schools in Kamloops to deliver lessons on the Fur Trade at that time. Last year she gave to Cache Creek students as well. They have programs for school children at the Ranch,

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and Brownies and Guides do their badgework on site. Besides the shows, visitors can wander and pet the goats, feed the chickens and pigs, visit the blacksmith shop and the Shuswap Village and wander through the Roadhouse or take a ride on the Stagecoach. The Ranch also has a program for volunteers. She says this year they’ve had volunteers from Logan Lake, Kamloops and Ashcroft. They do lot of baking, says Linton, feed the animals, and help with activities like gold panning and the wedding. They wear costumes of the period, but are not expected to answer questions from the tourists about the Ranch. A staff member is normally present for that. She says they can always use more volunteers. They go through an orientation “and we go from there.” The Ranch has costumes for volunteers, but Linton says many of the volunteers eventually get their own, and their costume becomes their persona.

Linton has lots of ideas for offerings at the Ranch, like a candlelight series with music of the times and dramatic readings. “There are a lot of things going on here,” she says. Historic Hat Creek Ranch is hosting a Community Day on Sunday, Sept. 20. Admission is free for the local public. Linton says there will be fresh baking in the kitchen, stagecoach rides, gold panning opportunities and activities at the Shuswap Village. As well, the chickens and goats will be looking for attention. Whether you’re a regular visitor to Historic Hat Creek Ranch or have always meant to go but haven’t yet, Community Day is a good reason to get out and stretch your legs at our local heritage site. The Ranch closes to the public at the end of September.

September • Week 3 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, explore a new way of thinking and keep an open mind. Maintain energy and enthusiasm about a new project. Your energy will inspire others to get moving. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You may need to get a little pushy to get what you need, Taurus. Don’t overdo it, but don’t hesitate to insert yourself into certain situations this week. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 This is a good week to share your positive thoughts and hopes with others. It’s advantageous to have as many people on your side as you can. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have many things to do in the coming days, but you can still manage to have fun along the way. Schedule some rest and rejuvenation once the week has passed. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 If you learn something new this week, it very well may be something important, Leo. Stay attuned to the things going on around you, so you know when to act. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Getting your point across will be difficult this week, Virgo. Take a patient approach and give others the time to explain their points of view before sharing your own. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23You are still in love with that special someone after all of these years, Libra. Share your good fortune with others and you may inspire some new relationships in the process. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it may be difficult to avoid conflict this week, but do your best to smooth over the situation. Try not to escalate any encounters and add fuel to the fire.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Manies Grill and Pizza, Oasis Hotel 1064 Trans Canada Hwy, Cache Creek, BC For additional details, call 604-287-1661, or email info@bradvis.ca Authorized by the Official Agent for Brad Vis

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, give something frivolous a try this week. You may find it takes your mind off of other things and restores some of your natural joviality. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, someone is proud of all you have accomplished. Don’t feel badly about bragging a little about the things you have done. It’s good to also be proud of yourself. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your generosity knows no bounds this week. All that you do unselfishly will come back in spades. Keep up your charitable efforts. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, if things seem a little bit confusing this week, take some time to sit and reflect. The answers will come to you eventually.


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Looking up for meteors and signs of rain NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 86 and Section 175 of the Community Charter that the Council of the Village of Ashcroft proposes to borrow funds by way of financing through the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) for a replacement primary fire engine. The amount proposed to be borrowed is not to exceed $500,000. The amount borrowed will be paid back over a term not exceeding 20 years. The area to which this Alternative Approval Process applies is located within the Village boundaries. Information related to the purchase of the firetruck is available at the Ashcroft Village Office. Information such as the RFP, the report to council on the Alternative Approval Process, and a short handout on the reasoning and the borrowing process will all be available. Alternative Approval Process Council may proceed with the aforementioned borrowing after 30 days of the last of the two newspaper publications of this Notice unless at least 10% of the electors petition Council to submit this matter to the electors for assent by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to the Village of Ashcroft Office no later than 4:00 pm on October 13th, 2015. Postmarks will not be accepted as date of submission. Elector Response Forms may not be submitted by email or facsimile. Elector Response Forms may be picked up at the Village Office during the hours noted above. Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Village of Ashcroft and only those persons who qualify as electors of the municipality are entitled to sign Elector Response Forms. An Accurate copy of the blank Elector Response Form may be used. Only Elector Response Forms with an original signature are to be submitted. For the Elector Response Form to be accepted, it must meet the following conditions: Only eligible electors of the Village of Ashcroft are entitled to sign the form; • The full name of the elector must be stated; • The residential address of the elector must be stated; • Elector must sign the form. No person may sign the form on the behalf of another • If applicable the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to vote a as non-resident property elector must be stated; • A person must not sign more than one Elector Response Form in relation to the same Alternative Approval Process; • A person who is not an elector of the area of the approval process must not sign an Elector Response Form unless they qualify as a non-resident elector. If less than 10% (148) of municipal electors submit an Elector Response Form the borrowing proposal will be deemed to have the approval of the electors. For the purpose of conducting the alternative approval process, the number of electors is 1484. Resident electors must: • be 18 years of age or older; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; • be a resident of Ashcroft for at least 30 days; and • not be disqualified by an Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election. Non-Resident property electors must: • not be entitled to register as a resident elector of Ashcroft • be 18 years of age or older; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; • be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days; • not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and • only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. Elector Reponses Forms are available from the Village Office located at 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for lunch, Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays or on the village website at www.ashcroftbc.ca

In mid-August the weather provided perfect conditions for watching the Perseids meteor shower with warm nights and clear skies. As there is no light pollution at Loon Lake Road the clear night skies appeared as a limitless display of twinkling lights. Now there is a good use for the word awesome. Watching the light streaks across the sky set me to thinking about the unfathomable size of the universe and Earthlings’ ongoing search for “intelligent” life on other places in the sky. A recent report I read stated that a new search for extraterrestrial life, called the Breakthrough Listen project, is about to begin at a cost of $135 million and will include efforts of some of the world’s best astronomers. I have heard it said that, despite our very sophisticated listening devices, the lack of signals from other places in space is an indicator that there is no intelligent life elsewhere. Really? I am convinced that if there is intelligent life out there somewhere, the first thing any real intelligent life form would do is to block any signals to or from Earthlings. We have really messed up this beautiful planet and are killing off other life forms here at a fast pace so why would any intelligent life anywhere want to have anything to do with humans? Beside I think it is quite arrogant to consider human civilization to be all that intelligent. While many individuals are very intelligent and capable of amazing invention, of planning and devising complex programmes, actions and machine, as a society we have failed to use these capabilities to benefit life on plan-

FROM LOON LAKE ROAD Barbara Hendricks et earth. The human brain has amazing capacity – for both the good and the bad. Human beings are a relatively recent arrival on Earth and we have not used our beautiful and rich planet all that intelligently. I certainly hope human kind never gets the chance to ruin another planet and life forms there. And so I watch the night skies and wonder just what that intelligent life out there beyond the starlight has decided about the life forms on planet earth and what kind of failing grade they have given us a life form. As the month wore on some of us were watching the skies for a different reason. The dry weather and resulting low water levels have resulted in the Ministry of Forests requesting all water licensees along Loon Lake Road to voluntarily cut water usage by 30 per cent. Some rain would certainly help with the crops and grazing pastures as well as reduce the forest fire danger rating. Every day those rain clouds would pass over but no rain was delivered, even if I hung laundry out to dry. By the end of the month some brief showers and night dew helped ease the situation but hay and fodder for animals over the winter is in short supply and some ranchers are mulling over the options of how to deal with the situation. Others are trucking in large loads of hay in preparation for the winter feeding.

Bruce Lee Higginbottom 1978 - 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, and cousin Bruce Lee Higginbottom. Bruce was born in Ashcroft on October 20, 1978 and passed on August 22, 2015.

The end of August gave us a beautiful harvest moon and clear nights to enjoy it. In my garden the harvest has been good despite getting less water this past month. Many jars of preserves of all sorts now fill the shelves in the cold room and space awaits the potatoes, carrots and onions. Late August

Bruce leaves behind his mother Carol, father Roland, sister Carrie (Lance), brother Mike (Melanie) and nieces Micquela, Heather, Madison and Maddy; Nan Marion Reeder; Aunties: Betty (John) Spence, Alfreda Westcott, June (Pete) Puhallo, Rita Dunn, Rosemarie (Howard) Suehla, Gail (Bill) Nelson; Uncles: Bruce (Connie) Gainor, Dean (Chrissie) Gainor; and numerous cousins, extended family. Bruce was predeceased by his sister Nadine, grandmother Minnie Higginbottom, grandfathers Denzil Gainor, Herb Reeder and Alfred Higginbottom; cousins Roy, Jeniece, Donald and Marcel; Uncles: Happy, Norman, Mickey, Pete, Doug, Cecil, Dick, Edgar; and his best friend and hunting partner Brian Duncan. Bruce was tough, and was given the nickname ‘Nails’ (as in “tough as nails”) by his poppa after slamming his finger in a car door and not crying. Bruce was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. In his early years he took many horse pack trips in the Marble Mountains and the Fraser River Country and had extensive knowledge of the history and landscape. He won several Big Buck contests in Clinton and in 100 Mile House. Bruce spent many summers with his family at Big Bar and Green lake. Bruce worked for the West Fraser sawmill, and in the oil patch and for CN Rail. Bruce was an adventurous spirit; in 2012 he rode his bicycle from Cranbrook to Mexico and travelled around meeting new people. He was a pool shark, and on his trip, he told about the time he played against Carlos Santana. He then spent another 6 months living in Mexico. The service will be held on September 12, 2015, starting at 12 pm, at the Clinton Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

also brought some patches of frost with a killing frost in many areas on the first Saturday of September. So much for pumpkins and squash on the vine, however they had pretty well done their work for this year. Now the pumpkins can ripen their skins in a warm place and wait to become pies later in the fall. This time of the year also means bears coming down to lower areas and along water courses to eat rose hips and fruits and berries wherever they can find them. Apples need to be picked off the trees and out of the bears’ reach or they can break the trees. I don’t think bears should get into trouble for going after an apple on a tree; it’s in their nature but I do think the tree owner should get into trouble for leaving the apples on and attracting the bear. Flocks of Sandhill cranes heading south confirm the suspicion that fall is coming. The wind also smells and sounds like an autumn wind. In nature many of the deciduous trees are looking tired and worn. Various insects have had a good year and many leaves are chewed and discoloured. On drier slopes the leaves of saskatoon and chokecherry bushes have shrived and given up for this year. The cute fuzzy bear caterpillars, in their orange and black coats, are hanging in on fruit trees in the garden and I find it hard to resist petting them but it is best to leave them be. There seems to be more of them this year than in some other years. The garden is also so alive and rustling with little birds flying from bush to bush gleaning for insects and eggs. As the greater variety of birds move about my garden I feel that it is getting to be a healthier place with nature more in balance. Various warblers, as well as sparrows and juncos are busy. The little flycatchers appear to have already left for warmer climates and I miss their very distinctive call when I walk through the garden.

Start saving for school now The world is changing and parents want to make sure their children are ready to succeed. Education and training after graduation can help unlock that success. Parents in Merritt, Ashcroft, Lillooet and Clinton can go to their local branch of Interior Savings Credit Union or Integris Credit Union to kick-start their savings for their children’s future. To be eligible for the $1,200 children must be born in 2007 or later. Families have three years, or until the day before the child’s ninth birthday, to submit an application for the grant. No matching or additional contributions are required to access the $1,200. Even a small amount of savings in a RESP increases the likelihood that a child will continue their studies after high school.

“Most of tomorrow’s jobs will require some form of post-secondary education and training,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “I can’t think of an easier way to give your children a head start in achieving a satisfying and rewarding career.” With the $1,200 grant and an investment of $50 a month, savings could grow to $12,000 (based on a 3.5 per cent annual growth rate). Growth of funds will depend on the amount invested and actual returns. The one-time grant of $1,200 per eligible child will be deposited into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) upon approval of the application. For more information visit your financial institution or go to www. canlearn.ca


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A good photograph will come to you by Wendy Coomber The Fall Fair is celebrating bees this year and part of that means adding new “bee” entries in the various categories. Some tips on taking great bee pictures once you’ve found some subjects. Location, location! Find a bee hangout - a cluster of flowers, perhaps sunflowers or blossoms in a tree where you can take pictures easily, without standing on your toes or hanging upside down from a branch. Lighting! Try for sunshine. Photographs are all about lighting. Sunshine means light and shadow, so check to make sure your subject is in the light, not the shadow. Good lighting makes for

good contrast and you’ll need that to distinguish between the bee and the background. And that applies to all photographs! Zoom in on your subject. If you have a zoom lens, zoom in and fill up as much of the frame as you can with your subject. Set your ISO from 400 to 600 for rich colours and a moderately fast capture as the bees buzz from one flower to the next. For sharp focus, set your

Depth of Field (DOF) at 5 or 6 - that means you’ll have to be quick on the focus because the bees will be moving in and out of focus quickly. It’s usually best to focus on the head. Patience. You cannot direct the bees to fly where you want them so you need to wait with your camera poised and ready to shoot. They will fly in and out of your frame, giving you the opportunity for only one or two pictures before they’re gone. Don’t leave. They’ll be back, but if you see a better opportunity in terms of lighting and background, take it. Move around the plant as long as it looks good. It’s always good to get a variety of shots. Take several shots - from different angles, maybe playing with different Depths of Field. Just remember, the last

shot is always the best one. Your subject in this case is very photogenic, but may not have the the best temper. Take care not to upset them. It’s not just bees that pollinate - there may be a variety of bees and hornets. If any of them leave the flowers and start buzzing around your head or face, they’re trying to tell you to back off. Also listen for sudden change from a steady buzzing to a high-pitched, angry sound. This is also a warning that should not ignore! Bees don’t like to sting because once they use their stinger, they die; hornets can sting several times and live to laugh about it with their hive mates, especially in the late summer and fall. Let’s see some great bee pictures this weekend at the Fair! Pick up a Fair booklet at The Journal if you don’t have one.

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By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $5,180 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ** The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-OilFilter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased or leased a new eligible 2015 MY Chevrolet (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco® oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 km, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. 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... Past, Present & Beyond The Coward murder case - Pt. 1: Choose one alibi The following story was written for the Cal- George Herald, 36-year-old Chief edonia Courier newspaper in Fort St. James; I hope of Police W.R. (Bill) Dunwoody, acGolden Country readers find it companied by Const. Ruof interest. pert Rayner and Dr. LaziThe first police force in er, the district coroner, left British Columbia was estabfor Vanderhoof to “inveslished in the mid-eighteenth tigate the death of a setcentury, when the discovery of tler named J.V. Coward, gold in the province’s Interior whose dead body was necessitated the formation of a found in his cabin, in a body to maintain law and order condition that would lead over the thousands of people to the suspicion of murarriving in the area to seek their der.” fortune. Over the next few decDunwoody wasted ades the B.C. Provincial Police no time in travelling to The B.C. Provincial Police building in Vanderhoof, built in 1914 and force grew, expanding its reach the isolated Coward cab- now part of the Vanderhoof Community Museum. Photo by Barbara Roden GOLDEN COUNTRY town by town as demand for its in, along with Lazier, Jusconfirm this by borrowing a set of scales and weighservices increased. tice of the Peace Dave BARBARA RODEN The Last Spike in the Hoy, and Dr. W. D. Stone. There Dun- ing the spent bullet against other .38 calibre bullets. Dunwoody paid a visit to the neighbours who Grand Trunk Pacific Railwoody began his investigation, starting way was pounded near Fort Fraser on April 7, 1914, with Mrs. Coward’s statement. She told the police- had taken Betty and Rose in on that fateful night, and drawing an influx of new settlers. In the summer of man that she and her husband had arrived in the area learned from them that Betty had told them she was 1914 the B.C. Provincial Police established a detach- the previous year, and had then been joined by Rose, getting ready for bed when she heard the shot. She ment in nearby Vanderhoof; a log building situat- Betty’s daughter from a previous marriage. As the had told Dunwoody she was in bed when the shot ed at the corner of Second and Fraser that is now on cabin only had two bunks, Coward had moved to a was fired. Dunwoody noted the discrepancy, and the Vanderhoof Community Museum grounds. Little rough bed outside, leaving the two women to sleep filed it away. He found the Indian in Vanderhoof who supposdid the men stationed there know that in a little more in the cabin. than a year they would be confronted with a case of On the night of the murder, Betty said that she edly held a grudge against Coward, and discovered murder most foul. and Rose had retired to bed, while Jim settled down the man had an airtight alibi for the night in quesThe report came in early September 1915, when in his outdoor bed. Hardly had the lamp been turned tion. Having ruled him out as a suspect, Dunwoody a rider brought news that a settler named Jim Cow- down, however, when the women heard a shout and turned again to Betty’s evidence. By this time a Corard had been killed in the cabin on his pre-emption then a shot. They had re-lit the lamp and hurried out- oner’s inquest had been held, at which Jim Coward was found to have been murdered “by person or perabout five miles from Fort St. James, some 30 miles side, to find Coward dead. north. His 40-year-old wife Elizabeth (Betty) and When Dunwoody examined the body, he found sons unknown”. While giving evidence, however, her 17-year-old daughter Rose - clad in their night- that Coward had been shot in the head - through one Betty had said that when the shot was fired she was clothes, and hysterical with fear - had pounded on the nostril - from very close range; so close that there kneeling beside her bed, saying her prayers. It was door of a nearby cabin occupied by two women, and were powder marks on his moustache and eyebrows. the third version of the story she had told, and Dunwere eventually able to tell a nearly incoherent story Dr. Stone thought that death had been instantaneous, woody determined to get to the bottom of it. He travelled back to the Coward cabin with Dave about Jim having been killed by an intruder; an Indi- which made Dunwoody wonder who had shouted. an from Vanderhoof with a grudge against Coward, Surely not the dead man, whose death had been so Hoy, in search of the .38 calibre revolver he was sure due to a dispute over the transportation of a trunk, ac- sudden; and if it had been the murderer, then Coward existed. A thorough search of the cabin turned up no cording to Betty. would have wakened at the sound, and moved. And such item; but a cartridge belt filled with .38 calibre bullets was discovered. Dunwoody also found, under The next morning the four women ventured back why would the murderer shout? to the Coward cabin, where they found Jim Coward A .32 calibre revolver lay by the dead man’s a loose floorboard, a leatherbound notebook that had lying dead on a makeshift bed outside the cabin. That side, and it was at first thought this was the murder apparently belonged to the dead man. The last entry was when the rider was dispatched to Vanderhoof, weapon. However, when an autopsy was performed was dated Sept. 2, 1915 - four days before Coward’s where the local constable telegraphed to the newly the bullet was removed from Coward’s head, and death - and read, in Coward’s handwriting, “Threatrenamed town of Prince (formerly Fort) George ask- Dunwoody, on examining it, felt from its weight that ened to shoot me if I molested the dog in any way.” To be continued ing for help. On Sept. 9, as reported by the Prince it was from a .38 calibre weapon. He was later able to

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