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Unfortunately, there will not be an all-candidates forum in 100 Mile House in the run-up to the Oct. 19 federal election. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, which normally hosts the all-candidate forums, was unable to get enough volunteers to run one this year. When it was verified the Chamber was stepping back from holding a forum for the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo Riding candidates a couple of weeks ago, the 100 Mile House Free Press decided to look into the possibility of hosting the event on short notice. The first thing to be determined was whether a date


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could be found that all candidates could attend a forum in 100 Mile House. E-mails were sent to all four candidates asking for dates they would be available. When their availability dates arrived, we couldn’t get agreement on a day suitable for all of the candidates. So, the Free Press had to find another way to get platforms and introductions from the candidates, and provide a format that would allow members of the public to ask them questions. We have published two platforms now and will be publishing the final two on Oct. 1, along with all of the candidates’ introductions. Questions will be answered in the Oct. 8 and 15 editions of the Free Press. Continued on A6

Historic treaty vote set for Canim Lake


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Jester Even Hay brought a lot of energy to the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty at Martin Exeter Hall on Sept. 19. Hay and the other tour actor/director Katelyn Stoss started preparing 40 local youths for their roles in the play, which was sponsored by the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society, on Sept. 13.

In an effort to settle centuries-old land claims in British Columbia’s central Interior, the Canim Lake Band near 100 Mile House is one of four Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) te Qelmucw (NStQ) bands in the midst of wrapping up one of the final stages of a historic treaty negotiation with the federal and provincial governments. The treaty, which has been in negotiation since 1993, involves millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of acres of territory. It covers a wide range of land, wildlife, governance, economic and fiscal issues, while implicating the interests of private companies, the public and First Nations. The NStQ comprises some 2,500 members in four First Nation bands – Tsq’escen’

(Canim Lake), Stswecem’c / Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek/Dog Creek), Xats’ull/Cmetem’ (Soda Creek) and T’exelc (Williams Lake). A vote by NStQ members to approve what the NStQ Treaty Group has negotiated to date and move into final negotiations (from Stage 4 to Stage 5) has been scheduled for Feb. 11, 2016. The vote in February to move from draft treaty to final negotiations was originally slated this October, but the NStQ decided it needed more time to consult with members and delayed the vote by five months. Treaties are constitutionally protected agreements between governments that create long-term and mutually binding commitments with respect to governance of lands and resources. Unlike most of Canada, in many parts of B.C. treaties were never signed with Aboriginal Peoples.


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Liberal candidate likes his chances Powrie will ‘bring riding to Ottawa; not Ottawa to riding’

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Steve Powrie, who is the Liberal candidate for the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo (KTC) Riding, says he thinks his chances are good in the Oct. 19 federal election. He was in 100 Mile House on Sept. 13 to put up election signs and meet with some ranchers and a group of local Liberal supporters. Based on personal interactions with people in the riding, Powrie says the Liberals are getting a very positive response. He notes the Globe and Mail published a story about 70 per cent of eligible voters are “tire kicking and are considering two or more parties, and we see that hugely in this riding.” Powrie says there is a growing call for change, and people are looking at the Liberals, Greens or NDP and wondering which platform most connects with them. Noting there was concern about the Liberal platform being thin in February and March, Powrie says it is now the most articulated platform of all the parties. With pollsters saying the three main parties are neckand-neck right now, the Thompson Rivers University educator says he believes the KTC seat could be a swing riding because “the West is going to play a huge role” in the outcome of the election. “The Interior has been typically Conservative, and if people are looking around like we think they

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Liberal candidate Steve Powrie was in 100 Mile House on Sept. 13 putting up signs, meeting with supporters and stumping the hustings in town, as well as the Canim Lake and Forest Grove areas.

are, then this could be a bellwether riding.... It’s been Conservative for 12 years and people, including Conservatives, are looking to elsewhere.” Powrie says the youth

demographic is not being reflected in polls because cell phones are unlisted and people under 35 years mostly use them. He adds youth are very interested in this election and they are going to be

casting ballots. “One of my main tenets in this election is to restore advocacy, which translates to advocacy in a riding. The Liberals have said they’re going to introduce free votes

in the House as opposed to whip vote, so if you’re looking for advocacy in a riding, that’s where you want to put your vote.” Powrie says this is a crossroads election and people have two extremely different paths they could take. “One path will see the continuance of the last four years, which, in my view, has seen the deconstruction and compromising of our democracy. We have a government that has closed up, circled the wagons – where accessibility, accountability, transparency have been shuttered. “We’ve seen the results in trials, dismissals and charges of misappropriation of funds. That path is well-worn and it’s not going anywhere else. “If we continue down that path for another four years, that deconstruction will continue. I don’t see anything different happening with a Harper government; his mantra has been more of the same.” He adds the other path leads to diversifying the economy and creating a country that celebrates its diversity under the Liberals. Powrie says he will be an advocate for every single person in the riding regardless if they’re Liberal, Conservative, Green or NDP. “After that election is done, your job is not as the Liberal. Your job is as the [MP] of that riding. “The Liberals’ mantra is the MPs will bring the riding to Ottawa instead of taking Ottawa to the riding.”

Legislature heats up for fall session Cigarette butt tossers, distracted drivers likely due for debate

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Increasing penalties for distracted drivers and careless wildfire igniters will likely be on the docket when MLAs return for the fall session at legislature on Sept. 28. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she doesn’t know what will be served up for debate at this time, but assumes there will be “much discussion” on these topics. “What I have heard from the public on distracted driving penalties that have come to my office

and my attention [is] ‘take the cell ficult, restitution should be made.” phones away and don’t give them Barnett says the level of restitution back’ because there is nothing for these offences should worse for somebody who has be linked to the offender’s all their information in the ability to pay, but even jail phone and they have lost it.” time should possibly be Her constituents have also considered. recommended greater fines “There has to be a major and more points on the drivdeterrent.” er’s licence, she adds. With more and more “I think it has to [apply] for drones interfering with Donna Barnett more than careless smoking. I aircraft and wildfire operthink you have to put all facations, Barnett says she tions in there. If somebody lights a believes MLAs will also bandy about campfire or a slash fire – and if it can that topic during the fall session. be proven, which can be very difShe adds having loose pets in

moving vehicles is another issue of concern for her constituents who believe this can also lead to distracted driving. “It is about the pets that are not kept under control that run back and forth from seat to seat, or run up and down in motor homes. [Constituents] are very concerned about the distraction; it could create ... some kind of a really bad incident. “They love the idea that pets should be with their people, but they should be confined, so they don’t have unrestricted access to everywhere in the vehicle.”


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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE British Columbia’s minimum wage has increased 20 cents to $10.45 an hour. It’s the first annual increase since the provincial government tied it to the B.C. consumer price index. It’s the first increase since 2012, when the wage was increased to $10.25. For restaurant and pub servers, the minimum wage rises from $9 to $9.20. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond has said the discount from the general minimum wage will remain at $1.25 to account for income earned in tips.

HOME DEBT RATIO GREW According to Statistics Canada, the amount owed by Canadians compared with disposable income increased in the second quarter because the amount homeowners owe grew faster than their income. The ratio of household credit market debt to disposable income climbed to 164.6 per cent from 163.0 per cent in the first quarter. That means Canadians owed nearly $1.65 in credit market debt, which includes consumer credit, and mortgage and nonmortgage loans, for every dollar of disposable income.


Gardens, fields dry up in drought

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Local farmers have struggles with water supply, frost

Carole Rooney Free Press

The drought conditions in the South Cariboo combined with early, hard frosts are hitting home at local gardens. C o m m u n i t y Enhancement for Economic Development (C.E.E.D.S.) member Rod Hennecker says its main produce garden at Horse Lake has suffered somewhat. “We are experiencing some effects, such as our creek that we depend on for watering the garden has pretty well dried up.” This little creek that

brings them water from Longbow Lake had almost nothing in it this summer, although everything seems to have bounced back a bit since the recent rainfall, which came as a big relief, he adds. The root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and beets, are doing fine, but the leafier produce is mostly gone now for the season, he explains. “This has slowed the lettuce to a standstill, the peas have stopped producing [and then were frosted] as have our squash plants.” Hennecker notes that

while frost in August is that came out of all not unheard of at Horse the hot sun. But it was Lake, the hard somewhat hard frost seen at on the peoovernight lows ple that were of minus four out there weedand five Celsius ing.” was unusual. C . E . E . D. S . Howe ve r, also raises livethey were stock, so the mostly done drought has Rod p r o d u c i n g Hennecker caused some anyway, and impacts there. recent rains have eased “The cows on range off some of C.E.E.D.S.’ are having a bit of a concerns about of the time finding water drought, so it isn’t all ... fortunately the bad news for the garden ‘early wet’ left a good crops, he adds. amount of range grass “We were managing that’s holding them to grow cucumbers, so far. which we hadn’t done “Our hay crops are outdoors before, so that down about 50 per cent, was something good so that is an issue for us

and all the ranchers.” Hennecker says he has heard some hay farmers report up to a 60 per cent reduction in crop yields. Overall, C.E.E.D.S. has had a “fairly successful” season with the produce they market locally, which was growing “really well” until the water dried up, he adds. “We thought we did not do too badly as far as the garden went this year.” Hennecker notes its nearby greenhouses have well water and frost protection, so they fared well throughout the summer.

Local issues lined up for lobbying More timber cuts released, physiotherapists sought The Cariboo Regional District Board will put forward two resolutions to be tabled at the 2015 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention Sept. 21-25. The first resolution is to lobby the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Treasury Board for the establishment of a physiotherapy program at the University of Northern British

Columbia (UNBC) that opportunities at medical will provide for 20 more schools in the province, physiotherapy copied to other academic seats. local governThe need ments and for more physassociations, to iotherapy help gain suptraining was port for the highlighted to resolution. the board after The informaAl the Cariboo tion reviewed Richmond Chilcotin by the local R e g i o n a l area directors Hospital District indicates the University (CCRHD) received of B.C. in Vancouver information outlin- graduates 80 physioing the dire shortage therapists annually of physiotherapists in and is the only physB.C., particularly in the iotherapy school in North. the province; however, The CCRHD/CRD UNBC has space for a boards wrote a letter 20-seat physiotherapy of support for more program.

Timber flow The second resolution is to call upon the province to deliver the full allowable cut under the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program, complete a sciencebased inventory of the available timber supply, and move assertively to increase operating certainty on the working forest land base. CRD chair Al Richmond says the intention is to attempt to ensure the locally harvested logs allocated to BCTS get to market to be made available for processing, and are not

held up. Because BCTS sometimes withholds that fibre, this artificially drives up the cost of purchasing timber for the other licensees to put it into production, he explains. Both resolutions were endorsed at the North Central Local Government Association Conference in the spring of this year, a necessary step in order for them to move on to the floor at UBCM. If endorsed this fall, UBCM will lobby to the province to take action on both resolutions.

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families and otherwise low income families for whom right now home ownership is an impossible dream.” NDP candidate Bill Sundhu, answering a question about business owners expressing concern regarding retirement savings and changes to the CPP, says Canadians have a right to be very proud of the CPP, but adds the plan needs to be upgraded. “It needs more contribution. The average payout is $650 per month; the maximum is $1,110. We know that needs to be increased.” Conservative can-


didate and incumbent Cathy McLeod brought up her work on the Red Tape Reduction Commission, a government initiative that looked to eliminate regulations and “administrative burden” for businesses, in response to a question about small business owners perceiving government services as an “us versus them” mentality and what parties will do to improve the level of service provided by government agencies. “ The prime minister knows businesses shouldn’t be filling out paperwork,”


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time buyers gain access to the housing market, Green Party candidate Matt Greenwood says the Greens need no convincing on the importance of home ownership as part of a vibrant economy. “We would like to see a national housing strategy to get as many people as possible into homes. Another important part of that is to bring in one of the Green Party’s most important key parts of the entire platform – the Guaranteed Livable Income, which would finally bring ownership into reach for young


“The Liberal focus is to move away from the ‘either or’ approach. Let’s start talking about ways we can mutually benefit between the resource sector and mostly the environmental and aboriginal concerns.”


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McLeod says. “As part of our campaign commitment, the prime minister has already indicated he’s going to put increased focus on that area – the rape tape issues.... Obviously, we need appropriate checks and balances in place, but we’ve heard too many stories.” In response to a question about what steps his party will take to ensure resource investment remains in Canada, Liberal candidate Steve Powrie says resource development has always been a contentious issue, which has been highlighted more so in the past number of years, and mentions the Supreme Court of Canada’s historic decision in 2014 granting Aboriginal Title to the Tsilhqot’in Nation in Central British Columbia.


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Gaven Crites As three of the country’s major party leaders sparred over the economy in a nationally televised debate in Calgary on Sept. 16, voters here also got a look at the stances of local candidates on business-related issues ahead of the federal election on Oct. 19. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce interviewed all four Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo candidates and recently posted the video segments on its website. The candidates took six questions related to housing, the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), small businesses, wages and benefits, improving access to skilled employees and resource development. In response his party’s stance on helping first



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We are now accepting questions from the public, so they can be compiled and sent to the candidates for answers. We will not accept questions that are directed at one or two candidates only. Questions must be phrased so all candidates can answer them. Guidelines: • Please make sure your question pertains to the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo Riding. It could be a national debate issue, but phrase the question so the answer will be meaningful to the residents in this riding. • Please do not make long lead-up statements before asking a question. • Please make your questions short and to the point. The Free Press encourages members of every sector of our great community, who have a question they would like answered, to send us one – please include a name and contact number in case we need additional information. The deadline to get your questions to us is 8 a.m. on Oct. 4. Questions can be e-mailed to newsroom@, or dropped through the Free Press mail slot at #3 Uptown Plaza (former Pinkney Complex) at 536 Horse Lake Rd. in 100 Mile House. The 100 Mile House Free Press reserves the right to edit questions content and brevity.

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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Provincial grant, CRD fund new emergency generator Carole Rooney Free Press

The provincial government is contributing $26,250 to improve safety during emergencies at the South Cariboo Regional Airport at the 108 Mile Ranch. The new BC Air Access Program (BCAAP) will cover 75 per cent of the eligible $35,000 in project costs to assist with the purchase and installation of the emergency generator. The remaining $8,750 will be paid for through the airport’s funding from the Cariboo Regional District (CRD), which owns the airport. “The South Cariboo Regional Airport connects the community to the provincial, national and international air transportation network, improving the potential for local economic development,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “That’s why it’s so important that the airport has a reliable source of emergency alternate power, in case challenges ever occur.” Airport manager Nick Christianson says having backup power will allow crucial flights

to take off and is going to land during good use. power outages “It’s very that may occur exciting to be simultaneously able to keep with wildfires, improving the other pubairport and lic hazards or improving medical emerthe capabilNick gencies. Christianson ity for the area. “If we lost Our [medical power here, we wouldn’t evacuations] are our be able to fuel the firefighting helicopters. “We’d lose our night capability right off the bat ... our radio, our Automated Weather Observing System – all that would go down. And all our naviTWO STOREY gational aids would all TBM2016 go down.” The generator is large enough to power the entire airport, including the navigational aids, the runway lights and the fuelling station, he explains. “It will keep us 24/7 operational. We are getting more worried about fires in the area and if we ever lost power – this year it has been out three times – we would lose our ability to stay open [24 hours].” Christianson says he hopes it something they never have to use. “But when you need it, it’s too late to scramble for a solution, particularly a costly generator, so the grant

of Transportation and Infrastructure costshares with public airports on projects, such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, runway improvements, and as in this case, emergency generators.

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1. Have the furnace serviced. You can reduce furnace fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent by having the system serviced yearly. 2. Remedy drafty windows. Drafty windows not only let cold air in, but also let warm air out. This is a onetwo punch in terms of energy waste, forcing heating units to work harder to regulate a consistent temperature. 3. Address additional leaks. Windows and doors are not the only places where cold air can get in or warm air can escape. Leaks occur around pipes and plumbing penetrations to the home, and cold air also can enter through utility cut-throughs, light plates and outlets. 4. Decorate with light-colored furnishings. Light-hued walls and furniture will reflect the sunlight

that makes it into a home while also reflecting artificial light more effectively than darker shades. 5. Make use of the sun. In the winter, the sun’s rays are not as powerful as during other seasons. However, you can still maximize daylight time for warmth. 6. Use fireplaces properly. Fireplaces can be unnecessary sources of drafts and leaks. Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Keeping the damper open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter.

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n recognition of this year’s theme for Sept. 20-26 National Forest Week, which is Wildland Fire – You can make a difference, Forests Minister Steve Thomson says there are important lessons every British Columbian to learn. As Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, I always look forward to celebrating National Forest Week. Forestry is a key economic driver supporting families throughout British Columbia. In 2014, forestry provided 60,700 direct jobs and generated $12.4 billion in exports – accounting for 35 per cent of all B.C. goods exported. One of the risks to our forests and its economic benefits is wildfire. Fire is a normal, natural process in many of British Columbia’s ecosystems. Many species of plants, birds, insects and other animals depend on fire for its regenerative properties.

Fire also helps control Columbia Municipalities, insects and spread of disease we have introduced the 2016 in forests. It also creates FireSmart Grant Program. forest regeneration, as Fifty grants of up to $10,000 younger trees replace older each will be made available trees. to local governments Land managers and First also use prescribed Nations to help or control burns to communities restore ecosystems, identify and to enhance habitat reduce wildfire and improve forage, risks on private or to reduce the land. wildfire risk around In keeping with communities. this year’s theme In 2004, we for National introduced the Forest Week, Steve Strategic Wildfire Wildland Fire Thomson Prevention – You can make Initiative to a difference help local governments – I would like to remind and First Nations reduce property owners they can wildfire risks around reduce the wildfire risk on their communities. We’ve their properties through provided over $67 million. landscaping and following To date, 286 communities the tips in the FireSmart have completed community Homeowner’s Manual. wildfire protection plans and I would also like to remind the fuel build-up on over British Columbians that the 78,000 hectares of land has number of human-caused been reduced. fires remains too high. Of To complement those the 1,805 wildfires this efforts and working with summer, 545 were caused by the Union of British humans.


he future care and comfort of our seniors is a growing issue for the whole country, and particularly important for those living in the rural areas. While senior issues are getting some attention during the federal election campaign, it’s not nearly the hot-button issue it should be for the party leaders. Our seniors – especially those who are single or widowed and on low and fixed incomes – are worried about having food, shelter and heat from one month to the next. As they age and have more health issues, most will not be able to afford to live with comfort and dignity on their fixed incomes and paltry pensions. Many seniors are relying on food banks to supplement their groceries. Seniors are sitting in their cold, dark homes because utility costs have skyrocketed. The list of concerns and issues goes on and on. Currently, the three main parties – Conservative, NDP and Liberal – are promising to throw some money at seniors – in the form of tax breaks and changes in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Pension (OAP) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) plans. The Conservatives are promising a tax credit to reduce income tax for single and/or widowed seniors who have private pensions beyond CPP and OAP. Meanwhile, the NDP and the Liberals have promised to increase GIS for lower income seniors. Both parties have also promised to kill Stephen Harper’s plans to raise the eligibility Old Age Security from 65 to 67 years. These parties also state they would unwind Mr. Harper’s increased contribution limit for Tax Free Savings Accounts to $10,000 because it “only benefits the rich.” However, both would preserve income splitting for seniors. While these promised changes may sound pretty good today, they are paltry monetary increases when they are costed out over four or five years. The real issue for low or fixed income seniors is how will they be able to afford housing to live independently and/or semi-independently in the future. As they age and require more medical care, they will need to be able to afford low-cost or co-op housing close to service centres where doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and home care are available. Seniors who live in rural areas are going to need public transportation service to get to and from the service centres. These are issues that can only be successfully resolved if there is collaboration and partnerships between the federal and provincial governments. Electors should be looking to see which parties are willing to co-operate with the provinces on these issues and vote accordingly.

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Because of the high percentage of human-caused fires that persists year after year, I asked Parliamentary Secretary Mike Morris to review the fines and penalties in place under the Wildfire Act for humancaused fires – and human interference in firefighting. Twice in August, firefighting operations were shutdown because of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, flying in restricted airspace. Drones put lives and public safety at risk. In addition to asking Transport Canada to strengthen its regulations, we’re looking to see how we can strengthen the Wildfire Act. British Columbians would be wise to go through the FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual – http://www.embc. homeowner-firesmart.pdf – and make their homes safer. Steve Thomson is the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

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Stephen Harper's favourite tall tale

To the editor: Stephen Harper seems to live in some kind of fantasy world. If you were to ask him if he had a hobby or if his wife enjoyed gardening, he would view your question as an opportunity to launch into the retelling of his favourite tall tale. After years of doggedly repeating his outrageous version of reality, he has convinced

himself that the yarn is true. His story has many twists and turns, but can be summarized as follows: As prime minister, he single-handedly saved Canada from economic ruin and is once again in a desperate fight to save his kingdom from the evil liberal-minded hordes that have dared to challenge his divine right to rule.

You could say he has become a legend in his own mind. Our prime minister may [not have the courage] to don a 10-gallon Stetson and ride a Brahma bull at the Calgary Stampede, but he has ridden the Canadian dollar from 87 cents in 2006 to 105 cents in 2011 and down to 75 cents today. Unfortunately, Harper is so out of touch

with reality he refuses to acknowledge his 2015 so-called balanced budget will inevitably end up being his eighth consecutive budgetary deficit. Some ride; some record; some leader – totally unbelievable! Lloyd Atkins Vernon, B.C.

Canada needs to put another $120 million into TB REACH To the editor: While the world watches in morbid fascination as Ebola burns through West Africa, there’s another, more patient, killer that will claim far more victims. Unlike Ebola, tuberculosis takes its victims slowly, ensuring that

on average a TB sufferer infects almost a dozen others before they are treated – or die. Each year, nine million people are newly infected with TB – onethird never diagnosed (1.4 million will die). These numbers dwarf the deaths by Ebola, the disease that

has gripped the world with fear. Ebola is a new threat and certainly needs attention. But for years now, Canada has been at the forefront of helping the world rid itself of the ancient plague of TB. Canada launched TB REACH in 2009, and in its first year, this

Harper and election promises To the editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper states his government “only failed to deliver on one promise from the 2011 campaign.” That he met 99 promises made that year will never be known with certainty as true or false. What can be verified is Mr. Harper’s 2006 promise of a “new era of accountability” has not been delivered. Laws were passed, “tis true. Not by words, however, but by actions we shall be known,” the parable tells us, “by their fruits ye shall know them.” House of Commons committees meetings held in camera, Omnibus Budget Bills containing scores of


fundamental changes to the laws of Canada are subject to closure without debate, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty negotiated in secret or known only to corporate executive advisors – these are but three examples of action taken against the promise of accountability.

“Ninety-and-nine” and more promises from 2011, we are asked to believe were safely delivered. One promise, the first made in 2006, that of a “new era of accountability” is still out on the hills far away. Joe Hueglin Niagara Falls, Ont.

To the editor: This is a letter to all bird lovers. Pick and freeze mountain ash berries and put them out in the spring. The robins and varied thrush really go for them.

Sometimes they are on the ground, so I hang little bunches of them in my shrubs. They catch on very soon.

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program increased detection and treatment of TB up to 100 per cent in some areas. Its reach has since expanded to 145 projects in 36 countries, and millions of lives have been saved. Canada is the sole funder of TB REACH, and the time for funding

renewal is here. As we did in 2009, Canada needs to pledge another $120 million over five years so TB REACH can continue with its successful and innovative outreach programs. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

Ducking debates doesn't work To the editor: Re: With more time, will more voters care? (B.C. Views, Aug. 20). NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair will not attend a debate Oct. 8 because Stephen Harper will not be there. What are you, children in a daycare centre? You are asking me for a job. If I went in for a job interview and told the interviewer that I would only participate under certain circumstances, would I get hired? No.

We need to hear every word you can say to make an informed decision. We need to hear the truth of your life. I absolutely hate the negative propaganda that I am hearing in the media. I have run in an election and participated in every aspect. I entered every debate, knocked on doors and had public appearances. I lost but I have the knowledge that I tried my hardest. Andrew Ludington Esquimalt

Do balanced budgets really matter? engineered with intentionally pessimistic France, for example, has run operating budget estimates, so Prime Minister deficits every year since the early 1970s, Stephen Harper would get a boost right although the current Socialist government about now. vows to balance the books by 2017. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau claimed France’s operating debt is now equal to 91 last year’s surplus was partly generated by per cent of its Gross Domestic Product cuts to Veterans’ Affairs and Aboriginal (GDP). Affairs. Wrong and wrong. Canada’s net debt-to-GDP ratio Veterans’ Affairs spending was is currently around 30 per cent, up 13 per cent, and Aboriginal down from frightening levels Affairs spending rose nearly 30 in the 1990s before the Jean per cent. Chrétien government finally Trudeau has also insisted balanced the budget. Canada is in recession now, (Fun fact: then-finance which helps his suddenly minister Paul Martin not only adopted position that a Liberal cut transfers to provinces, unlike government would run deficits the current government, he for the next three years to build inflicted the largest-ever cuts Tom infrastructure. to the CBC. Harper’s CBC cuts Fletcher Harper ran the biggest were part of government-wide deficits in Canadian history reductions, again due to that after the 2009 crash, bailing out auto 2009 crisis.) makers and building lots of “shovel ready” NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has infrastructure, as did the United States and promised to balance the budget every year other countries. of his mandate, should he form Canada’s The question raised by Trudeau’s plan is first-ever socialist government. He will whether it’s a good idea to keep doing that spend the rest of the campaign trying to without a financial crisis. reconcile this promise with the grandiose


he federal election campaign has produced a jumble of conflicting claims about whether Canada has a balanced budget or a deficit, how it was determined, and whether it even matters. The definitive word on this came out last week, with the release of the Government of Canada Annual Financial Report, signed off by Auditor General Michael Ferguson. “The government posted a budgetary surplus of $1.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, compared to a budgetary deficit of $5.2 billion in 201314,” the report states. “Revenues increased by $10.7 billion, or 3.9 per cent, from 2013-14, reflecting increases across all major revenue streams. Program expenses increased by $5.2 billion, reflecting increases in major transfers to persons and other levels of government, offset in part by a decrease in direct program expenses.” The Conservative government’s preelection budget calculated that last year was in deficit, and this year would be the first in the black since 2008. Ottawa pundits say this “surprise surplus” was

spending plans he has piled up. Meanwhile in British Columbia, Finance Minister Mike de Jong may have benefited from Harper’s lowball budget. In his first quarter update last week, de Jong reported that his February budget forecast is on track, with a $277 million surplus. This is despite a $300 million bill for forest firefighting, thanks to personal and corporate income tax revenue expected to be $374 million higher than budgeted. B.C. bases its tax revenue figures on federal estimates, and the ones they got early this year were clearly low. Understated or not, this is a nice problem to have. De Jong says that at the current pace, B.C. will pay off its accumulated operating debt by 2020. The last time the province was free of operating debt was 1982. The big debt peak came during the NDP 1990s, with another spike from 2009 to 2013 under the B.C. Liberals. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca


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the province Conservation Officer Service warns of meat scam WILLIAMS LAKE - The Conservation Officer Service (COS) is warning Williams Lake and area residents of a scam involving the illegal sale of elk and moose meat. Sgt. Len Butler said the scam sees the suspects going door-to-door in neighbourhoods collecting money and orders for wild game. The suspects then take the money and never return with the meat. Butler wants to remind the public it is illegal to buy or sell wild game. He said the COS is investigating these individuals from complaints in the Quesnel area last year as well. Senior cited for pruning in park SALMON ARM - At 84, Clay Lank doesn’t give too many hoots about bylaws or regulations. What he does care passionately about is McGuire Lake Park. For several years, Lank has taken it upon himself to tidy up the park – gathering up cigarette butts and other garbage, recycling cans and –herein lies the trouble – clipping nuisance willow branches, trimming the tops off stumps, and pulling burdocks and thistles. He said he was first told he shouldn’t be cutting a willow branch a few years ago when Brad Ackerman, the city’s former parks supervisor, saw him with his little handsaw. However, he hasn’t been deterred. Late last week he had just cut off an 11-foot willow branch, about three-quarters of an inch in diameter, which he says was hanging over the sidewalk. He noticed city staff in a works truck across the street watching him. “They’ve been concerned about my little nippers, that I’m infringing on their territory or going to put them out of work,” Lank surmises. He was later given a municipal ticket by the bylaw officer. Maurice Roy, the city’s manager of permits said he met with Lank Wednesday (Sept. 16) morning and told him he would waive the ticket if Lank would agree to stop cutting. “He told me verbally this morning, he’s not going to stop cutting.”

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Yes, as long as they are genuine refugees, like families and children. They need to be careful they don’t let in undesirables along with them who are just posing as legitimate refugees.

I’d like to know more about the impacts to all of us before deciding that, such as the actual costs of it, and so on.

Well, I am not sure they should bring them over to Canada given our current economic situation. But they certainly should fund helping them out.

Yes, I do think we should help more. Who knows, any of us could be a refugee one day.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 66 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls. After hours calls Prince George RCMP

operational communications is responsible for phone calls to the 100 Mile House RCMP non-emergency phone line outside of regular business hours. There will be a major phone upgrade. which will go live today (Sept. 24). Non-emergency calls will be initially answered by an automated message and the

call will be placed in a queue for a short time, after which a live operator will answer the call. However, 9-1-1 service will remain the same. Residents are reminded the 9-1-1 system is to be used for emergency calls only and not for routine enquiries or non-urgent calls for service. No licence On Sept. 20, police stopped a vehicle on Highway 97 just north of 100 Mile House for a driving offence. The female driver could not produce a driver’s licence and was found to be a prohibited driver. She was issued an appearance notice for court and the vehicle she was driving was

impounded for seven days. Prohibited driver On Sept. 19, Cariboo Traffic Services members were conducting a road-side check on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road near the Canim Lake Fire Hall. A vehicle attempted to avoid the check and was stopped by members. The male driver did not have a valid driver’s licence and was prohibited from driving. He was issued an appearance notice for court at a later date and the vehicle he was driving was towed and impounded for seven days.

on Highway 97 near 108 Mile Ranch. The vehicle was located in the area and the male driver displayed symptoms of alcohol consumption. A breath test was conducted using an approved screening device and the driver blew a “fail.”

He was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded. Windows smashed On Sept. 18, police were called to a mischief incident to a vehicle that was parked

at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre parking lot on Airport Road. The rear window of the vehicle had been completely smashed and the windshield also sustained damage. It is believed to have occurred between 4 and 4:15 p.m. that day.

Drinking driver On Sept. 19, RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver

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This is a copy of scam billing that Sunrise Ford dealer principal Leon Chrétien received in the mail recently.

Local businessman didn’t bite on scam

There’s a new scam doing the rounds, warns the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, after at least one local business was targeted. Leon Chrétien, dealer principal of Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd. in 100 Mile House, received an invoice asking for payment of $845 to close an account with “Local City Business Search.” Chrétien says the lack of a phone number, or solid information to track the company down, was a major tip-off the “invoice” was fake. It’s not the first time he’s received similar scam invoices. “They [scammers] usually target larger chains and companies, where it’s easier for something like this to slip through the cracks with accounting.” The fake invoices often claim to be a charge for closing an account. Chrétien warns other businesses to be wary. “If someone’s not on your vendor list, check it out. Check everything.”

Surrey RCMP contacted the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment requesting assistance in locating a missing man on Sept. 16. A 56-year-old Surrey man was travelling to Quesnel for a hunting trip on Sept. 12 and hadn’t been heard from since. Ashcroft members were asked to check the Red Hills Rest Stop south of Ashcroft after a possible sighting, but he wasn’t located. His body was found in a small lake five kilometres south of Clinton on Sept. 19. His pickup truck had gone off the road, down an embankment and into a lake, but could not be seen from the highway. He was spotted by passing cyclists. There was no evidence of foul play.


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Drugs, stolen property worth more than $700,000 seized

A Kenworth logging truck, which was reported stolen from a business on Exeter Road in 100 Mile House on Aug. 17, was recovered on Aug. 29 when Salmon Arm RCMP members spotted the driver of a stolen F-350 who had been fleeing from Chase RCMP. Eventually, the stolen truck led the Salmon Arm RCMP at a rural residence in Tappen where they seized $420,000 worth of drugs, recovered $300,000 in stolen property and arrested the driver.

The other male suspect fled on foot into the woods and another male suspect was at large. However, both were located and arrested later. When police searched the property, they found a marijuana grow operation and a prohibited weapon. After searching the property, they located an ATV stolen from Alberta, the F-350 truck and camper stolen from Blind Bay, and the Kenworth logging truck stolen from 100 Mile House. As well as the marijuana grow op, police seized crack, cocaine, hash, heroin, crystal meth, amphetamine, psilocybin (mushrooms) and prescription drugs, as well as cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

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Although work on the re-building and upgrades at the 100 Mile Lumber sawmill officially ended last October, general manager Sandor Buchi admits the last 18 months have had their frustrating moments. “It was a slow startup, but we’re coming around in terms of production,” he says of the work, which took almost a year to complete. “There are a few odds and ends left to do, a few production issues, but most of the major stuff is complete.

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Things are levelling out now and we’re running better.” Now that work on the sawmill has finished, upgrades to the planer are currently being made. This is partly due to increased pressure on the facility because of the sawmill upgrades, Buchi says, adding better equipment and technology means the mill is now able to work more efficiently and produce more lumber from each log. Another focus of

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Despite the early spring, high winds, lack of rain, and tinderdry conditions in the Cariboo Fire Centre this year, the number of wildfires in the CFC is down from the 10-year average.

how to extract fine dust from the air has come a long way and so has the technology for capturing the dust, and we’re implementing that.” Work in the planer is expected to be completed by Christmas 2015. Buchi thanks all the employees for their patience. “It’s been a long, tough year-and-a-half, but it’s the people who make the place run, not the equipment. The crew is focused on the job and on keeping safe. That’s all I can ask.”

West Fraser-100 Mile Lumber acquired a new sawdust accumulator as just one part of a large-scale upgrade performed at the mill this summer. The space-age-looking piece of equipment improves production processes and safety.

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the planer upgrades is reducing dust in the air. “It’s a fairly major project, updating the dust suction system,” Buchi says, adding this work is even more crucial in light of the explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012 that were determined to have been caused by dangerous levels of accumulated dust. “We’re focusing on making sure the plants are clean, for the safety of the employees and the site. Research into

destroyed. There have been 1,810 fires in the CFC since April 1. Epp notes that 63 per cent of the wildfires in the CFC this season were lightning-caused, with 37 per cent of them caused by humans, which was comparable

to the ten-year average. Three small lightning-caused fires in the 100 Mile House Fire Zone occurred in early August, with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) acting quickly to stamp them out before they could spread.

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When Norbord merged with Ainsworth Lumber Co., management and staff at the longtime local OSB mill gathered for a group photo during a celebration in early April. Norbord employs 155 workers in 100 Mile House, where it consumes 650,000 cubic metres of fibre per year.

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The merger of Norbord Inc. and Ainsworth Lumber Co. completed locally on April 1 saw changes at the OSB plant in 100 Mile House. Ainsworth is now operating as a whollyowned subsidiary of Norbord. This week, Simon Craig, Norbord operations superintendent in British Columbia, said Norbord officially acquired all the Ainsworth operations in B.C., Alberta and Ontario on July 15. “With this acquisition, Norbord becomes the largest global pro-

ducer of OSB, with an installed OSB capacity of 7.9 billion square feet annually.” He noted Norbord employs 155 workers in 100 Mile House, where it consumes 650,000 cubic metres of fibre per year, and globally, employs more than 2,600 employees at 17 plants across the United States, Canada and Europe. “The Norbord acquisition has provided longer term security to the 100 Mile House operation and as such will continue to have a positive influence on 100 Mile House and the local economy. “Norbord is committed to ensure the safety

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Auxiliary news Deka Ladies Auxiliary members should note the next meeting will be on Oct. 7, starting at 10:30 a.m. All raffle tickets should be brought in. Carpet bowling The Interlakes Carpet Bowling Club is back in action every Tuesday at the ICC, from 1 to 4 pm.

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A: The answer to the first question is easy. Why wouldn’t you use a realtor? For the buyer, the services of the realtor are usually free. On top of that, a good realtor knows the market. He or she knows what’s available in terms of your needs and your price range.

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Fawn Lake’s four-year-old Sophia Schroevers, accompanied by her mother Anne-Marie Schroevers, thought long and hard before making her candy jar guess at the Bridge Lake Fair on Aug. 16.

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Teen Space meets at the ICC on Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. • Crib at Deka Fire Hall: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25. • Social Cafe at ICC: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 28. Enjoy lunch for just $5. • Call this writer to reserve for Deka Ladies Auxiliary’s Fall Dinner Dance on Oct. 17.

Everyone is welcome to just drop in and give it a try. Congratulations Special congratulations go to Albert Phillips on his 95th birthday today (Sept. 24), and on recently renewing his driver’s licence. Birthday bubbly also goes to Renee Jarvis, Sharon Stewart, German Glatz and Joey Watson.

bration, and talked with local employees about the vision behind the merger. Wijnbergen said he was excited to welcome the 100 Mile House employees and to become part of the community.

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Do you need to use a lawyer? If you are borrowing money, then the bank will insist that you use a lawyer (or a notary) because the bank will want to make sure that its interests are protected. Even if you are not borrowing money, you will definitely wind up signing a contract. For most people, the contract they sign when they buy a home will be prepared by a realtor. Most realtors do a good job of preparing the contract. It is not the realtor’s job, however, to dig into legal issues which can arise in the purchase of land. Not all realtors will realize, for example, that the access road to reach your dream home actually crosses over a neighbour’s property. Not a problem - if there is a registered right-of-way. If there is no registered right-of-way, however, then a neighbour who becomes unfriendly might block your access. What is the solution? Ask your realtor to include a clause in the contract making the contract subject to a review by your chosen legal professional. Then, before you remove the subject clause, ask your lawyer or notary to analyze the title. Be prepared to pay for that analysis. If the analysis reveals a problem, then you will have saved yourself a lot of grief. If the analysis finds no legal problems, then the cost of obtaining the analysis won’t even be an extra – it will normally be included in your usual legal closing costs. Lawyers and notaries public often find themselves in the position of having to give clients bad news about properties being purchased. From their point of view as legal professionals, it is frustrating to know that the problem could have been avoided through a bit of timely legal advice.



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Crazy Curves bowlers reunite FOREST GROVE

Terry Fox Run The Forest Grove Elementary School is preparing for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run to take place on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in the walk/jog/run in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Some 10 years ago, Barb Thomas and Rita McDonald met at the bowling club in Chilliwack, where both were members of the Crazy Curves team. “I don’t know of any group called Crazy Curves that ever lost a match – plus we were lucky to have Rita, our best player and anchor,” says Barb Despite Barb and her husband, Al, moving to the South Cariboo several years ago, the friends kept in touch by telephone and by sending each other

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Longtime friends Rita McDonald, left, and Barb Thomas were all smiles during Rita’s recent weeklong visit to the South Cariboo.

Christmas and birthday cards, culminating in their reunion in Forest Grove in August. FGVFD fundraiser The annual Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department (FGVFD) fundraiser, including a flea market, bake sale and silent auction, will be held on Sept. 26, at the community

hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Money raised will enable the FGVFD to organize the spectacular fireworks on Halloween, as well as the annual Children’s Christmas Party. For more information, to book a table or make a donation, contact Wendy Clarke at 250-706-4177.

Wind, trees cut power

Some power outages resulted from the windstorm that hit the South Cariboo on Sept. 20. At South Green Lake, trees down over wires left 312 customers without BC Hydro service for up to six-and-a-half hours in the afternoon and early evening, from 2:08 to 8:47 p.m. Later that day, another 78 resi-

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dents just to the south of nearby North Bonaparte Road had no power from 3:47 p.m. to 1:22 a.m., also due to downed trees on power lines. Other scattered outages that affected only a handful of customers each in several other locations were reported and repaired Sept. 20-21.

Bottle drive Save your bottles, cans and juice boxes for the second bottle drive of the year on Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you can spare an hour or two, volunteers to sort through all items collected are needed.

For more information, contact Richard Bergen at 250-397-2876. Oktoberfest The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261-Forest Grove invites locals and visitors alike to join the annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 17. The menu includes bratwurst, cabbage and perogies, which will be served in conjunction with the weekly dropin darts and meat draw between 4 and 7 p.m., followed by Karaoke with Dodie around 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Legion at 250-397-2455.

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• Sept. 25 – The 100 Mile Festival of the Arts is offering one last chance to win $4,000. The final Key It Up! raffle tickets will be on sale at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market on Birch Avenue at Third Street beginning at 8:30 a.m., and then the winning ticket will be drawn at the market at noon on the same day. • Sept. 26 – There will be a half-day workshop: Seed Saving at Karen Johnson Puckett’s place at 105 Mile. Karen will lead a workshop on seed saving, coupled with a tour of her “backyard.” Her backyard comes complete with heritage turkeys and alpacas and a variety of flowers and vegetable beds. Register before the event as space is limited. To register or for more information, contact South Cariboo Sustainability Society members Peter Jarvis at 250-791-7284 or at, or Shelley Tegart at 250-395-3364 or sategart@ • Sept. 30 – The Eclectica Community Choir invites anyone wanting to experience the joy of music to register for its new season at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave., starting at 6:30 p.m. All voices are welcome and no audition is necessary. During the season, rehearsals are at the church on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. • Oct. 2 – A Lac la Hache Community Coffee House will be at the Pioneer Centre, starting at 7 p.m. It will be a free evening of great entertainment, coffee and snacks. Information: Bruce Wilcox at 250-396-4100. • Oct. 3 – The 108 Mile Lions and the 108 Ranch Community Association are hosting an Oktoberfest Dinner – sauerkraut, bratwurst, potato, Brezel and dessert – and Fun Evening – games, yodeling and dancing – at the 108 Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and they’re available at the 108 Mile Supermarket, Donex and Central GM. • Oct. 6 – The 100 Mile Performing Arts Society will hold its 10th annual general meeting at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (basement), 106 Blackstock Rd., starting at 6 p.m. • Oct. 7-8 – Auditions are taking place for adult men and women for the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society production of The Dining Room at 818 Cariboo Trail from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Audition packages will also be available, or may be obtained in advance by calling 250-7915274. For more information, call Kathy Wolczuk at 250-395-8836 or Donalda Speers at 250-7060060. • Oct. 17 – The 31st Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction will be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall, a new venue this year. Tickets are $40 each and are available at Donex, 108 Supermarket, Life Cycle Financial, Royal Bank and the 100 Mile House Free Press. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6, followed by the auction. For more information, call Chris at 250-395-2219 or 250-791-6616.


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Theatre group puts on show in a hurry Barbara Roden Free Press

Most theatre productions take weeks of intense rehearsal; it can be months between auditions and opening night. The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MTC) cuts that time down to less than a week. Katelyn Stoss and Evan Hay from MTC arrived in 100 Mile House on Sept. 13, and by the next evening, they had not only auditioned and cast 41 students in a musical version of Sleeping Beauty; they already had the first rehearsal. “It was a pretty intense two-hour audition process,” says Stoss. “The kids went home for dinner, and then 20 came back for a rehearsal.” There’s no average number of youth who participate in each production, Stoss says, adding they’ll find parts for however many show up, whether it’s seven or 70. They look for three things in those who audition: loud, clear voices, big expressions and an ability to listen well and follow directions. “That last one is the most important,” laughs Stoss. “As long as they can be heard, aren’t shy, and allow themselves to have fun, that’s the

main thing,” says Hay. The mission statement of the MTC is to give children life skills through theatre that they aren’t necessarily learning during everyday classroom instruction: confidence, responsibility, respect, collaboration, compromise and the ability to work as a team. Being supportive is also important. The participants memorize all the songs and their lines – no cheat sheets – and Hay notes this means youth have to be able to step in and help other performers if they forget a line. “And they’re not allowed to laugh at anyone’s costume.” The Missoula team brings everything needed for the performance—sets, costumes, and props—with them. “The only thing missing is the youth,” Hay says, “and, of course, they’re the most important part. They believe in themselves and they’re fearless.” The 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society sponsored the MTC visit. All proceeds from the two performances on Sept. 19, which were well-received by the very appreciative audiences, will go back to the community.

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The castle’s servants and musicians celebrated the news there was going to be a big party to celebrate the arrival of a baby princess during the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty at Martin Exeter Hall, Sept. 19. Some 40 local youth acted in the play that was sponsored by the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society.



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FAST bytes COACHES WEEK The week of Sept. 19-26 is proclaimed British Columbia Coaches Week, honouring the hard work and dedication provided by coaches in this province. British Columbians are encouraged to tweet or post a selfie of themselves and their coach on social media during Coaches Week by using the hashtag #ThanksCoach and tagging @ CoachesViaSport on Twitter or @ViaSport on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be announced Sept. 28.

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Zane Steeves was outstanding between the posts, stopping 22 shots, as the 100 Mile House Wranglers shut out last year's Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Kimberley Dynamiters 2-0 on Sept. 18. Steeves, a six-foot-one goalie from Red Deer, saw the puck well throughout the game and was particularly sharp while helping to kill off this long and frantic Kimberley power play at the end of the first period.

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The 100 Mile House Wranglers passed a big test against the reigning Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs, shutting out the Kimberley Dynamiters, 2-0, on home ice on Sept. 18. But there's another big test on the way as the local Junior B hockey club rolls some 900-kilometres down into the Kootenays for three games in three days against Eddie Mountain Division teams. The Wranglers – minus “two big pieces” in forwards Brett Harris and Tyler Povelofskie – will meet the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Sept. 25, the Fernie Ghostriders on Sept. 26, and the Columbia Valley Rockies on Sept. 27, in the first big road trip of the 2015-16 season. While the Wranglers are getting back local forward and third-year veteran Cole Zimmerman, who will help fill the lineup with Harris and Povelofskie out, coach Dale Hladun

is matter-of-fact about what's ahead: “'s going to be a tough weekend.” In response to what his expectations are, the coach doesn't speak in terms of winning or losing, but talks instead about the grunt work the boys are putting in at every practice and the groundwork stuff he's going to look for and hopefully see during the games. “I want to focus on, is our defensive zone coverage strong? Are all four lines contributing? Are our systems getting sharper?” “You can control that,” he adds. “And if that happens, there's a good chance you're going to get the points you want.” The 438 fans in attendance at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Sept. 18 saw some good old-time hockey: hard hits, bruising defensive play and a couple tilts early in the back-andforth game against Kimberley. Zane Steeves, a Red Deer netminder, looked “outstanding” in the 22 save shutout performance, and

he's the No. 1 guy right now in the Wranglers starting goalie race, says Hladun, who went on to praise the defensive zone coverage and the pace and energy of the entire lineup in the big win against the defending champions. “I can hardly wait to see what we're going to look like in January and February.” The game was scoreless until close to 45 minutes in when Justin Bond, from Harris and Josh Odelein, scored on the power play. About 10 minutes later, with six minutes 15 seconds remaining, Povelofskie, from Ryan Friesen and Harris, potted the insurance goal. Defenceman Tavis Roch was named star of the game for the Wranglers. The Wranglers held the Dynamiters to only three shots in the final frame, while managing 13 of their own. “Kimberley has a dangerous power play,” Hladun says. “We knew they'd be attacking from the top with speed and throwing it down low. What we did was let them keep the puck out-

side and we tried to seal them off – [making them attack] from one half of the rink or the other, and [not allowing] passes through our wall sort of thing. The boys did well that way.” Wranglers captain Stephen Egan admits the upcoming road trip, which will be new for a lot of players, will be a big test for the boys. Egan has been a part of the Wranglers since their inaugural season in 2013-14. He says this year's team seems to be clicking together earlier than usual. Asked what a successful season looks like to him, he answers with confidence: “A division banner, for sure.” He mentions the Kamloops Storm and this being the year the Wranglers get over the hump, beating their Doug Birks Division rival in the divisional round after losing there twice in back-to-back seasons. “We're confident, but not cocky,” Egan says. “We're going to put our heads down and work hard.”

Lone Butte rider Claire Myers won the BC Rodeo Association's 2015 Championship buckle in the ladies barrel racing finals in Quesnel on Sept. 12. Myers was tied with another rider and won the championship in a run off. The final BC Rodeo Association event of the season saw 101 contestants competing in the rain at the Quesnel Rodeo Club at Alex Fraser Park.

CURLING CLUB Curling registration is Sept. 30 in the 100 Mile Curling Club lounge from 4 to 7 p.m. for juniors, men's, ladies and mixed leagues. The club is offering new or aspiring curlers free lessons or just an opportunity to try throwing some rocks on Oct. 1 until Oct. 9. Contact Jim Mitchell at 250-395-4237 if you're interested in learning the game or trying it out. Contact Joanne at 250-395-2296 or Deanna at 250395-6022 for more information about the leagues.


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LEARN TO CURL: Curling registration (including juniors) is taking place

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Registration for the new curling season is Sept. 30 in the 100 Mile Curling Club lounge from 4 to 7 p.m. The season will have leagues for juniors, men's, ladies and mixed teams.

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The 100 Mile House curling season is right around the corner with leagues for all levels of skill and experience. Registration is Sept. 30 in the 100 Mile Curling Club lounge from 4 to 7 p.m., including leagues for juniors, men's, ladies and mixed. The 100 Mile Curling Club is offering new or aspiring curlers free lessons or just an opportunity to try throwing some rocks on Oct. 1 until Oct. 9. Contact Jim Mitchell

at 250-395-4237 if you're interested in learning the game or trying it out. Interested curlers can also visit the club's website at www.100milecurling for an early copy of a registration form before signing up. Recreation passes are available on sign-up night. Contact Joanne at 250-395-2296 or Deanna at 250395-6022 for information about the

Fun drop-in sports open to community

People can stay physically active during the fall and winter months with a variety of fun, co-ed sports now or soon open to the public in 100 Mile House. Starting this week are adult basketball, Zumba, volleyball, pickleball and badminton. Basketball runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) gym on Mondays. Zumba is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 100 Mile Elementary School gym on Tuesdays with preregistration at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. Volleyball is 7 to 9 p.m. at the PSO gym on Tuesdays. Pickleball and badminton share the PSO gym from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Starting Oct. 7 is youth indoor soccer (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) and adult indoor soccer (7 to 9 p.m.) in the PSO gym on Wednesdays. Costs per drop-in vary. For more information on any of these activities, or to purchase a recreational pass, contact the South Cariboo Rec. Centre at 250395-1353.

upcoming season. “Our regular season does not start until the week after Thanksgiving

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108 Men's Club drawing close to 60 golfers A Sept. 9 round at the 108 Golf Resort saw 56 108 Men's Club members shoot a nine hole game. Chris Stevens (36) fired lowest gross, followed by Tyler Williams (39), in the first flight. Bob Garrow (33) shot lowest net, followed by Bill Baerg (35). The second flight saw Eric Ohlund (36) and Eric Desauntes (39) with the lowest gross scores. Rick Lunsted (31) scored lowest net in the second flight, with John Dumont (35) second lowest net. Jack Rausch (43) shot lowest gross in the third flight, followed by Tom Lund (44). Met Boyson (35) scored lowest net followed by Keith Pearson (36). In the fourth flight Larry McKave (45) and Ken Waite (45) tied for lowest gross. Sean McConville (34) and Ron Kelly (34) tied for lowest net. Williams in the first flight and Ohlund in the second flight shot closest to the pin on No.12. Long drives were hit by Lee Hansen and Ohlund on No. 14, and Rausch and McConville on No. 16 in their respective flights. Fifty-eight golfers teed-off for a 108 Men's Club round on Aug. 26. The 18-hole game at the 108 Golf Resort saw Shane Wilkie (68) shoot lowest gross and Rick Lunsted (67) fire lowest net in the first flight. Stevens (75), Hansen (75) and Matt McNeil (78) were the next golfers with lowest gross

In the second flight, Erv Hannah (40) and Bill Graham (41) shot lowest gross scores. Laurie Miclash (33) shot the lowest net score followed by Merle Ross (34) . Pinkney (39) scored lowest gross in the third flight, followed

by Boyson (43). Lowest net in the third flight belonged to McKave (33), followed by Rausch (36). In the fourth flight, Smeds (46) scored lowest gross, followed by Messner (47). Ron Law (32) and Harvey Knapp (33) were the lowest net

shooters in the fourth flight. Laird and Rob Douglas dropped the long putts on No. 17, while Boyson and Law sunk the longest putts on No. 11. Jim Zailo shot closest to the No. 10 pin and Boyson was closest on No. 15.

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scores in the first flight, while Leonard Van D (69), Jim Laird (70) and James Seeley (72) were next lowest net shooters. In the second flight, Mike Ricketts (76) scored lowest gross, followed by Spence Henderson (81), Marty McClusky (82) and Miles Bucknell (83). Dan Hadden (67) scored lowest net, followed by Greg Aiken (68), Larry Molnar (69) and Jamie Crellin (72). Garry Grosso (89) and Larry Pinkney (89) shot lowest gross in the third flight with Met Boyson (91) and Ron Tonts (93) third and fourth. Herm Dutchak (69) had the lowest net score, followed by Ron Vandermay (73), Ken Brennan (74) and Larry McKave (77). The fourth flight saw Waite (86) score lowest gross, trailed by Bryant Hollins (94), Dave Wolczuk (99) and Peter Messner (100). Kelly (67) shot lowest net in

the fourth flight, while Al Smeds (70), Terry Barrick (73) and Ron Law (77) scored second, third and fourth lowest in the final flight. The golfers also went for long putts, closest to the pin and long drives throughout the round. Stevens in the first flight and Bucknell in the second flight were closest to the pin on No. 4. On No. 15, the pin seekers were Rausch in the third flight and Smeds in the fourth. McNeil in the first flight and Hadden in the second flight cranked the longest drives on No. 1. The third flight saw Grosso and the fourth flight



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100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Schedule for Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2015

Monday, Sept. 28 5:45pm-6:45pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:15pm-9:15pm

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Tuesday, Sept. 29 5:30pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Wednesday, Sept. 30 5:30pm-6:45pm 7:00pm-8:30pm

ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Wranglers (P) MIDGET HOUSE (1998, 1999 & 2000) (P)

Thursday, Oct. 1 5:30pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm

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The Marmot Ridge Golf Club Ladies Night members had a great time at their Hippy Dippy season windup party at the course on Sept. 13. The format was hidden partners with Myrna Munn and Lynda Lewis getting lowest score. Carol Ohlund got the only birdie and Donna White sank the long putt for $160. Best dressed costume went to Odette Guimond and best dressed team went to White, Jeannie Capnerhurst, Guimond and Laurie Sayenchuk.

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New headquarters for Cariboo Fire Centre Building under construction, ready to go in fall 2016 Barbara Roden Free Press

Changes are coming to the Cariboo Fire Centre (CFC) with a new headquarters building under construction in Williams Lake. Emily Epp, CFC fire information officer, says that the new 2 , 0 4 5 - s qu are - m e t re

building will be on the same site at the Williams Lake Airport, and will replace 11 separate structures and trailers used by the staff that numbers 110 during the wildfire season. The CFC received $5.88 million in provincial funding to proceed with the building, which has already started. The new headquarters is expected to be complete by August 2016. “The old main building was demolished in April and we’ve been working in temporary trailers that have been set up,” says Epp. “The new building will be much more effi-

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cient and will provide us with new meeting and training rooms, firefighter change rooms, laundry and shower facilities, and a workout room for the fire crews.” Three of the existing outbuildings will also be upgraded to store items, including facility and firefighter equip-

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SimpSon/peterSon Tony Simpson and Hanna Peterson are pleased to announce the birth of their first child Thorin Frazer Robert Simpson on June 24, 2015 at 3 p.m. He was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Don and Theresa Simpson, June Mitchell, Brian Palmer and Dean Peterson and great grandparents are Robert and Marie Simpson and June and Milo Peterson.

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Bears out and about looking for food 108 Mile Ranch

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Bears are being spotted all around the 108 Mile Ranch, so please

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Elaine Sullivan has opened a new shop at the 108 Mall.

use caution just in case they are near. Never leave food accessible, and make sure your garbage is stowed away properly as they will find it and make a mess. They have been around our place at least three times and they do leave their mark. New business We have a new store in the 108 Mall, Elaine’s Hair Care, which is located across from the Post Office. Elaine brings with her many years of experience in full family services catering to men, women and children, as well as providing shut-in services. Pick it up I have received phone calls concerning dog poop around Sepa Lake. 108 Mile Ranch residents should be proud of keeping such an

area pristine, but I have been advised the dog poop on the trail this year is absolutely disgusting. Dog owners should clean up their dog’s mess. Unfortunately, it only takes a few to ruin things for others.

Lions news The 108 Lions and the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association are hosting an Oktoberfest Dinner and Fun Evening at the 108 Community Hall on Telqua Drive (next to the church) on Oct. 3. Doors open at 6 p.m.

with dinner and festivities starting at 7. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the 108 Supermarket,

Donex and Central GM. Tickets will not be available at the door. The 108 Lions will be hosting their next

bingo nights on Sept. 25 and on Oct. 23 at the community hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7.


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Thursday, September 24, 2015 100 Mile Free Press

Bursaries handed out to 70 Mile House and area students 70 MILE HOUSE VIC POPIEL 250-456-2321

First, a correction – the 70 Mile & Area Community Fund Society bursary awarded to Kathryn Cunningham was for $200 and not $300 as reported in my last column. The third bursary of the year, for $200, was awarded to Sophie Ladd on Sept. 6 at the Sugar Shack. Her grandparents, Brian and Judy Thatcher, accepted on her behalf as Sophie was in Victoria preparing for classes. She will be attending the University of Victoria and intends to eventually work with children with communication problems. Truck MVI On Sept. 11, the 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MVFD) was called out in the early morning to a motor vehicle incident (MVI) on Highway 97. A loaded transport truck was travelling north through 70 Mile House and missed the second turn, took out a utility pole and landed in a resident’s

front yard some 60 feet from the house. The truck and trailer were totally demolished, but the driver escaped the wreck. This is another reason for a reduced speed limit in 70 Mile House. Poker results The latest poker tournament was held Sept. 12 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. There were 10 players and the winners were: first, Vic Popiel; second, Eric Graham; third, Gus Collins; and fourth, Guy Williams. The next tournament will be held Oct. 10 at the community hall. The doors will now open at noon and play will start at 1 p.m. Supper will be included in the $50 registration fee. For more information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Bingo slated The next bingo night will be held at the Seventy Mile Access Centre tonight (Sept. 24). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30.

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Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 Lac La Hache Community Hall

10 am - 3 pm

Provincial experts will share information and provide take-home resources about area invasive fish and aquatic plants. Join a hands-on field tour and enjoy a locally catered lunch/refreshments!

register at or contact for more information Julianne Leekie at 1-778-266-0034

Newspaper Advertising… It’s all in the public’s eye When you advertise in the 100 Mile Free Press, you get proof of readership, quality and care in production and the most comprehensive coverage of local news, sports and community events. And by supporting the Free Press, you, in turn, allow us to assist local community organizations with free advertising of their events. But, most importantly… you get RESULTS for the dollars you spend and your business gains credibility by being seen in a quality product. Keep good company! Put your advertising dollars to work for you and advertise where you will get the best results… your competitors do!

70MHVFD news Donation bins for returnable cans and bottles were set up at the rest area north of town and at the fire hall on Willow Road. A general meeting will be held Sept. 27 at the fire hall at 10 a.m. A fire practice will be held at the fire hall Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Connector Cariboo

• PRODUCE • CRAFTS • CONCESSIONS Visit us on • PlANTS Facebook. Please join us Sept. 25th for our


FREE DRAW FOR A Basket of Market Goodies

STOCK UP ON PRODUCE! SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Market, Dec. 4th! Every Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm • New Location: Birch Ave. by the Community Hall For more info call Will at 250-706-3131

Would you support an AQUATIC facility in 100 Mile?

100 Mile House & Area

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The best time to build a pool was yesterday. The next best time to build a pool is today. The worst time to build a pool is tomorrow.

Lori Fry at 250-395-2452 or John Code at 250-395-1219 Adv. Courtesy of 100 Mile House Free Press


will be publishing a special FIRE PREVENTION SUPPLEMENT


for this supplement. Please email your photos to with identification of members included or call our newsroom at 250-395-2219. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 25/15




Come Worship With Us

LAC LA HACHE COMMUNITY CHAPEL 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

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

“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” For info telephone 250-395-1070



100 MILE HOUSE • 250-395-5303



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Hurry In LOOK Only 6 days left for these Best Buys!

Tidy Cat 2 Litter $ 15kg 1829 SAVE $ 50

Beggin Poppers 50 Dog Treats $ 09 SAVE ¢


283g Petunia #377623

Pro Plan ¢ Cat Food 25 off

per can Cans 11 weeks old, female, short hair, Nutro Natural Choice Buy 2 calico Get 1 Dog Food Cans


100 Mile’s Full line Pet store

Pet Tip of the Week Cool Fall weather signals it’s time to check your antifreeze. Antifreeze tastes good to pets but is a deadly poison. The most likely source of this poison is radiator drainage ‘For people who are proud of their pets.’ spots in garages or parking spots. Any antifreeze spillage Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 5:30pm should be flushed with water and cleaned up immediately!




9am & 11am Sunday Service 7pm Wednesday - Youth Church Huge Kids’ Ministry Real People, Real Problems, Real God, Real Answers Church 250-791-5532 email: Website:




ST. JUDE’S CATHOLIC MISSION CHURCHES 5691 Horse Lake Road 250-395-4429 Fax: 250-395-4228

Rev. Vernantius Ononiwu

WEEKEND MASSES: Sat: 4:00pm - OAPA Hall, Lac la Hache Sun: 9:30am - St. Jude’s, 100 Mile House Sun: 11:30am - St. Augustine, Canim Lk. Sun: 2:00pm - Holy Family, Bridge Lk. WEEKDAY MASS: at St. Jude’s Mon.- Fri. 8:00am, and Sat. 9:00am


Pastor Kevan Sears Sunday Morning Worship ~ 10am American Sign Language available Sundays


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

BETHEL CHAPEL (Affiliated with PAOC)

550 Exeter Truck Route




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

Free Press Thursday, September 24, 2015 100 Mile House Free Press Thursday, September 24, 2015 B3 B3

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Your Community Newspaper Since 1960 …Now Online! WEBSITE: EMAIL: ADDRESS:

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FAX: 250-395-3939 Office Hours: 8:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display Ads: Monday, noon Classified Display Ads: Tuesday, 10am Classified Word Ads: Tuesday, 10am

ia INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals

Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please 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, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6. or Phone: 1-800-403-8222. 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: 729 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 791-6302

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Place of Worship

Career Opportunities

Caretakers/ Residential Managers

JOIN US at the United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave at 10:30 AM on Sundays, where faith and spirit grow.

Information CANADA BENEFIT Group Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888511-2250 or

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!


Career Opportunities

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Employment Business Opportunities GET FREE vending machines Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-locations provided. Protected Territories. Interest free financing. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629 Website HIP OR knee replacement? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in Walking/Dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply Today For Assistance: 1-844-453-5372.

EXCELLENT PEOPLE MAKE EXCELLENT BUSINESS 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:


Career Opportunities


Certified Millwright Williams Lake Plywood, a Division of West Fraser, has an opening for a Certified Millwright. This is an hourly position with United Steelworkers benefits and wage rates. Our ideal candidate possesses: tA valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Millwright certification tAbility to read blue prints, plans and schematics tMechanical aptitude; excellent problem solving skills tCommitment to working safely and creating a safe work place tStrong communication and interpersonal skills tAbility to work independently with little supervision tOrganizational and planning skills tMust be able to work varies shifts To explore this opportunity with us, submit your resume before October 5, 2015 to the Human Resources Department, Williams Lake Plywood, A Division of West Fraser, 4200 North Mackenzie Avenue, or Email:

Help Wanted

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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.

Locally Owned & Operated


MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Fax 250-5861634 or email resume to: X

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 100 MILE HOUSE, BC Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for managing a production team in a manner that emphasizes safety and efficiency within a busy team environment. At Norbord we live health and safety aboveboard without compromise, as the successful candidate you will be responsible for ensuring your team believes safety is a value. Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Responsible for leading and demonstrating the importance of safety to all team members, communicating to team members that compliance to all safety practices are mandatory, non-compliance will not be tolerated. • Safe and efficient day to day operations of the mill during 12 hour shifts. • Ensures team members are at their operating stations on time and operating equipment to company standards. Responsible for the security of the plant and all equipment during normal working hours. • Responsible for house-keeping during shift hours and making rounds on a regular basis. • Assists the process technicians in maintaining board quality from the stranders the finishing end. • Reviews all finished products in the warehouse and ensures it is up to company standards. • Maintains full communication with the mill at all times through radio and log books. • Keeps accurate records of time books, log books, production reports, down-time and equipment breakdown. Makes necessary reports in a timely manner. • Ensures all team members are aware of the location of fire equipment and is familiar with the proper fire fighting procedures to fight various types of fires. • Ensures all new employees are trained in the safe operation of plant equipment based on company standards. • Responsible for ensuring that company and WCB rules and guidelines are adhered to, and provides direction and discipline if required. As the ideal candidate, you have a minimum of 5 years of recent work experience in the forest industry, preferably within an oriented strand board mill. Advanced communication skills (both verbal and written) are a requirement. A dedication to a professional team environment with an emphasis on safety is essential. Interested applications should send their letter of application and current resume by Thursday, Oct. 1, 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.


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Merchandise for Sale



Education/Trade Schools


Misc. Wanted

Homes for Rent


Help Wanted CARETAKER WANTED to live in separate 2 bedroom house at 93 Mile House. Only 10 minutes from 100 Mile House. Modest local maintenance of private residence required. Rent $500.00 per month plus utilities. Reply to: or call 604-816-3399 SUTCO is looking for long haul truck drivers for our Super B Flat Deck Division. We offer steady work, Health/Dental benefits, a pension plan, late model equipment, electronic logs and more. Preference given to those with BC mountain and US Cross border experience. Apply on line today at or fax (250) 357 2009

Home Care/Support 6 Care Aide Positions available in Prince George. Currently offering guaranteed hour agreement of 35 hrs/week. Relocation option and bonus. DL/Vehicle required. Email or fax 1-250717-7538. RNs and LPNs also needed for Prince George and Quesnel area.

108 Mile Ranch

Ph: 250-706-8565 Please call first

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

Livestock FALL SALE, Premium shavings: Kiln dried, screened, compressed. Large totes or small bales, 6691 Hwy 97S 250-395-3336. POULTRY Processing, Limited bookings avail. Clean, inspected, local facility for more info. 250-395-3336. Sheep & Goat Auction Sunday Sept. 27th, 11:30AM 4071 McLean Rd., Quesnel All sheep must be tagged. All livestock must be in the yard Saturday September 26th. BC & Alberta buyers please consign early. Phone BC Auctions (250)992-2459/(250)983-1239

Pet Services

Cariboo Pet Crematorium Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

250-395-3330 Private or Group

Merchandise for Sale


Misc. for Sale

Please send or drop off your resume with a cover letter to our firm, Vanderburgh & Company #5-123 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R1, Attn: Angela Ammann.

BLAZE KING Catalyst Wood stove with fan. Used 3 winters. New cost $3800 asking $1800 obo. 250-395-2524 BROWNING 30-06, model 81L, lever action, wooden stock, mint cond. Over 200 rounds of ammunition. $850.00. ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 44 Mag., lever action rifle, hexagon barrel very good condition. $850.00. RUEGER old army 44 calb., black powder pistol, stainless, w/leather holster, in mint condition $790.00. Must have PAL with restricted for pistol. 250-397-2293.

Trades, Technical

Help Wanted

OMEGA ENGINEERING is hiring Civil & Structural Technologists & Engineers for offices in Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Chilliwack & Langley Resumes to: Jclough@omegaengineer, visit us online at


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 NEED A loan? Own property? Have bad credit? We can help! Call toll free 1-866-405-1228 TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, 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.

Acreage for Sale

Pets & Livestock


Vanderburgh & Company is looking for a legal assistant with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a law firm, preferably handling solicitor matters.

Real Estate

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:

100 MILE, 3 bdrm avail Oct 1, NS, NP, Ref req’d $850/mo including utilities. 250-706-8766 or 250-395-3691. 100 MILE 3 bdrm house near school. NS. NP. Renovated. $1100/mon. includes utilities. 250-395-1311. Avail. now. 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.

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

4 BDRM, 2 bathrooms with a quiet ranch view. Good for retired couple. 4.5 km from Forest Grove close to Ruth Lake. Newly renovated Appl. incl. New heating system-wood & electric. NP. $900/mon. 250397-2935, evenings.


Food Products

Food Products

Mobile Homes & Parks PARK DRIVE ESTATES, #50 $700./mo Double Wide. Call 250-395-3268

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Penny

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

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


111 Mile Sand & Gravel Division of Mykat Contracting Ltd. Excavations • Hauling • Driveways • Basements • Demos • Land Clearing

For all your aggregate needs from Crushed Rock, 1” and 3” Crush Mulch, 1” and 3” Drain Rock to Rock Chips and Fill • and much more • WE DELIVER WE NOW HAVE TOP SOIL

250-395-0210 • 250-395-0166 250-396-4999

Houses & ForCrafts Sale Hobbies SEWING & CRAFT SALE, Beads, ribbons, material, buttons,. By appt only CALL 250-395-3380. All proceeds to be donated to Hospice.



Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0

BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE - SPRUCE - FIR PULP LOGS Please call NORM WILCOX (250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 706-9728 (cell) (250) 395-6201 (fax)



Moving Or Starting A New Business? COMMERCIAL, RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-10,000 sq. ft.


Cost effective storage solutions for personal and business use. • Units from 25sq.ft. to 360sq.ft. • 10ft ceilings • Outside Storage • 24/7/365 Electronic Gate Access • Fully Fenced • Safe/Secure Exeter Station Rd. 250-395-2443 • 680 Sollows Cres. (off Exeter Rd.), 100 Mile House

Water Wells Ltd. Weston Licenced Drillers Specializing in Residential Wells Family Owned & Operated Since 1981

• Quality Buildings • Good Locations Multiple Zoning • Lots of Parking

Environmentally Friendly Free On-Site Consultation Guaranteed Workmanship

Call Maureen at

Inquiries call


250-593-4307 Jerry Weston

L & A Development Corp.

Toll Free: 1-866-448-5592

Duplex / 4 Plex


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.


(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:




TIOW Program Participants Night Audit / Front Desk Assistant Night Hotel Manager Kitchen Helper / Customer Service Cooks Servers Dishwasher / Kitchen Hand Engineering Technologist ECE Assistant Caregiver / Housekeeper Sales Associate Welder / Fabricator Logging Truck Drivers Class 1 Haul Driver Processor Operator Skidder Operator Traffic Control Personnel



Help Wanted

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

Sollows Cres.

START A new career in Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Business, Education or Information Tech. If you have a GED, call: 855-670-9765.

4765 Telqua Drive,

Private Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030, Local.

Moore Rd.

MEDICAL Transcriptionists are in huge demand! Train with Canada’s top Medical Transcription school. Learn from home and work from home. Call today! 1-800-4661535, or

DENNY’S Sewing Machine Repair and Servicing

Professional Services


Located off Exeter Rd. Past Tim-Br Mart on McDermid Rd. 100 Mile House, BC 100 MILE: 290 Birch Ave. N. Sat. Sept 26 from 10am - 3pm. No early birds please. Canceled if raining. 103 MILE, Tools, dishes, curtains, beddings, picnic table. 5505 Park Drive. Sunday, Sept 27, 1pm - 6pm. 108 MILE, Moving Sale, 5229 Kallum Drive. Sat., Sept 26 & Sun Sept 27 & until it’s all gone! 9am to 5pm. GATEWAY, Tools, household, child’s books/toys, some furn, 6’ fence posts. Sat., Sept 26 & Sun., Sep 27 10 am - 3 pm. Field, S. Corner Canim & Kennedy. HORSE LAKE: Everything to go including the kitchen sink! 6285 Horse Lake Rd. 10am 4pm Sat., Sept 26.

LAC LA HACHE, Moving sale, French-Provincial chesterfield and chair, Teak bedroom suite (6pcs) Janome sewing maching, serger and cabinet, table lamps, microwave stand, apt size freezer, houseplants, square dance outfits, lot of household items. Sun, Sept 27, 12-5pm, 4823 Clarke Ave South. LAC LA HACHE, Multi-family! Antique Furniture, motorcycle, saw blade sharpener, tools, lots of goodies! 4581 & 4577 Caverly Rd. Sept 26 & 27th 9am- 4pm LONE BUTTE flea market at Lone Butte Community Hall, Hwy 24. on Sat. Sept 26. 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. For info call Pat 250-395-2114 or Audrey at 250-395-4206.

Premiu m Bottled Water on Tap!

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Now Featuring Watkins Products We also offer Vacuum Sales, Parts and Repairs!


486-A Birch Ave. S. 100 Mile House, BC

M. Kim Darling BA (Honours),PCP,CPB

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Small Business Specialist 6137 Higgins Lake Road Lone Butte, B.C. V0K 1X3

Phone: 250.593.2127 Fax: 250.593.2126

email: Web: 100 Mile Free Press Thursday, September 24,B5 2015

Professional Services



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

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

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Riders took on Tour de Cariboo

Big Brothers Big Sisters South Cariboo satellite office benefit from fundraiser

tatives from the group – Ann Granger and Kira Mitchell – participated in the ride, while CFEC executive director Lisa De Paoli was there to cheer them on. Granger says the CFEC group got a boost from two late additions who wanted to ride with them to show their support: Neil Endacott and Ted Peterson. Both men completed the race, as did Granger, while Mitchell rode Barbara Roden her first 10-kilometre event. Free Press The CFEC riders raised $865, surpassing their goal of $500. The 23rd Annual Tour de All the money raised by the Cariboo bike ride/marathon team will go to the BBBSSC in took place on Sept. 12, and 100 Mile. raised more than $37,000 for “I’m pleased that I finished the Big Brothers Big Sisters of what I started,” says Granger, Williams Lake (BBBSWL). who has been running for three The gruelling ride covers years, but only started riding 75-kilometres of challenging this year. “It was mostly a perterrain between Williams Lake sonal challenge.” and Gavin Lake. While Granger didn’t have The Cariboo Family any sore muscles next day, she Enrichment Centre (CFEC) admits she was very tired. Society in 100 Mile House Asked if she’d do it again next ESS “If I can recently became the satellite year, laughs. REE PR E MIL FGranger 0 0 1 1 2 952 South Cariboo forget that last hill by then, I’d office L25of03BBBS (BSBSSC), and two represen- do it again!”


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

100 MILE ❑ A Daddy and Me Playgroup for dads, uncles and grandfathers with children newborn up to six years of age will be held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (486 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House) on Sept. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. For information, call 250-395-5155. LAC LA HACHE ❑ The annual Turkey Dinner event will be held at the Lac la Hache O.A.P.O.’s Pioneer Centre on Sept. 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Dinners are $13 per plate and there is a take-out option at the back door. 100 MILE ❑ The 100 Mile House & District Garden Club,

which meets the fourth Saturday of the month at the 100 Mile House District Library, is starting the fall season on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at 250791-6472 or Frances at 250-397-2429. LAC LA HACHE ❑ There will be an aquatic invasive species hands-on workshop at the Lac la Hache Community Hall on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free workshop will provide information and resources to help keep area lakes and rivers free of invasive species. Free resources to take home; hands-on field tour and locally catered refreshments and lunch. Info or to register: Julianne at 1-778-266-0034. 100 MILE ❑ 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

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The Calendar 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 ❑ 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 ❑ The 100 Mile and District Concert Band practises on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and welcomes new members who play concert and big band instruments. Further information is available by contacting Eric

Grummisch at 250706-5076 or Wendy Jalbert at 250-791-6606. 100 MILE ❑ Parent information sessions are held the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with infant children. Information: 250-3955155. 100 MILE ❑ The Cariboo Artists’ Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, downstairs at Parkside Art Gallery, beginning at noon. It is an informal group of aspiring and accomplished artists who exchange ideas and promote art. Information: Sharon (250-706-0111), Kathy (250-395-3725), or website caribooartistsguild. 100 MILE If you would like

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to be a volunteer for the residents of the Mill Site Lodge/ Fischer Place care homes, please join our auxiliary. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site boardroom. Information: Dona Andrews (250-3954263). 100 MILE ❑ The La Leche League (breastfeeding support group) meets the first Thursday of the month at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 10 a.m. There is no charge. Information: Kristi (250-396-7403) or Kris (250-945-4668). FOREST GROVE ❑ A non-denominational church service is held at the Forest Grove Legion on

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LAC LA HACHE ❑ Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre (OAPO #176) has a meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; you must be 40+ years to be a member and there’s a $12 annual activity fee. Activities open to all: Monday: Square and round dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday: TOPS at 8:30 a.m. Friday: mixed pool and cards at 1 p.m. Every fourth Sunday is bluegrass jam sessions at 1 p.m., call Cal at 250-3964989. Information: Wendy (250-706-9937) or Frances (250-3964169). 100 MILE ❑ Cariboo Calico Quilters meet downstairs at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on

Monday nights, 6:30-9 p.m. (except holidays), and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information and memberships: Jan Kidston (250-791-5247) or Gail Moseley (250456-7528). 100 MILE ❑ The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners and Fibre Artists Guild meets the first Friday of each month from September to June. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. Information: Joni Head (250-395-8898). 100 MILE ❑ The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m.

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send questions for candidates theatre group puts on show in a hurry Crazy Curves bowlers reunite free curling lessons offered 108 Men’s Club drawing close to 60 golfers Light at the end of tunnel for mill norbord-ainsworth merger celebrated Bears out and about looking for food fun drop-in sports open to community

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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, September 24, 2015

Free potluck dinner shows off Lone Butte Community Hall

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Almost 30 people enjoyed the free Lone Butte potluck din-

ner held at the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) on Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone brought a favorite dish, salad or dessert, including Mary Carter’s still warm freshly baked dinner buns, and to quote Dianne Sprague, “Nice buns, Mary!” Folks in Lone Butte, Horse Lake and surrounding areas should

Annual Turkey Dinner scheduled for Sept. 26 LAC LA HACHE Monika Paterson 250 395-0918

Everyone is welcome to the annual Turkey Dinner, put on by the Lac la Hache Old Age Pensioners, at the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre on Clark Avenue on Sept. 26. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner starting at 6. As in past years, there will be backdoor service for those who

wish “take out.” For $13, folks will get a plate of turkey, mash potatoes with gravy, a vegetable and choice of apple or pumpkin pie. For more information, contact Judy Boehm at 250-396-7298. Coffee house The next installment of the Lac la Hache Coffee House will be held at the Pioneer Centre on Oct. 2. Sponsored by the Lac la Hache Community Church, there will be a variety of entertainment, free coffee and snacks. Optional charitable donations accepted. For more details, call Bruce Wilcox at 778-485-5122.



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WHEN YOU PLACE A GARAGE SALE AD IN THE 100 MILE FREE PRESS KIT INCLUDES • A 4-line or less classified word ad ($1.00 per line charge for additional lines) • Large garage sale signs to hang up around the neighbourhood • Colourful balloons to grab everyone’s attention • Felt pen for completing signs and marking prices One Week Special $16.50 plus GST Two Week Special $23.50 plus GST

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watch for the next free potluck dinner at the LBCH. Everyone was full and enjoyed a wonderful free, homecooked meal, as well as the company of friends and neighbours. There were some new people to the area who attended, and as always, they were warmly welcomed. The newly renovated LBCH was nicely decorated and as one of the guests commented, “The LBCH has never looked so good.” It is partially due to the Cariboo Regional District’s (CRD) recent Canada Works Fund green grant, but it is also due to all the hard work donated by the many volunteers. While there are many volunteers who have helped, there are two who stand out. Both have given countless numbers of hours, working on the hall and getting the required funding. They are two of the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) directors, Ken Schmidt and presi-

dent Chris Schmidt. Thanks to both of you for your hard work, which, combined with the rest of the volunteers and with the financial assistance from the CRD, has made these improvements to our hall possible. AGM slated The LBHLCA’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be in the community hall on Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. President Chris Schmidt, treasurer Byron Walton, recording secretary Marg Walton, as well as directors Ken Schmidt, Cathie Katona and Eileen Bird have all announced they are stepping down from the executive. Thanks to all of your contributions in operating and renovating the hall. The LBHLCA is really looking for replacements, so if you are willing to help with running the hall, please attend the AGM. All of the hard renovation work is completed and now it is just the matter of running the hall.

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SATURDAY OCT. 3 at the 108 Community Hall Doors open at 6pm • Dinner & Festivities at 7pm Come out and enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest Dinner featuring Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Potato, Brezel and Dessert then stay for games and dancing ! Entertainment by the South Tyrolean Yodel Duo

Tickets $25 pp available at 108 Mile Supermarket, Donex and Central GM LAST CHANCE to buy tickets is noon, Oct. 3 NO TICKETS will be available at the door! for kidney transplantation and organ donation

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One in 10 individuals in BC and the Yukon has kidney disease, and many are in urgent need of a kidney transplant. Your steps can make a difference. Help us raise critical funds to support kidney patients. Taking these simple steps could save a life.

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100 Mile House Free Press, September 24, 2015  

September 24, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, September 24, 2015  

September 24, 2015 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press