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Candidates show their stuff at election forum Keith McNeill

"We’re lucky. We have four strong, credible candidates." That was one comment heard following an all candidates forum held Thursday evening, Sept. 24, at Dutch Lake Community Centre in Clearwater. All four candidates running to be the next Member of Parliament for the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo riding attended. Present were incumbent M.P. Cathy McLeod of the Conservatives, plus challengers Matt Greenwood of the Green Party, Liberal Steve Powrie, and Bill Sundhu of the New Democrats. Speaking order for the introductory remarks was chosen by lot and Bill Sundhu led off. "This will be one of the most important elections in our lifetimes," he said. "It’s a battle for the soul of our country." Sundhu said he was born in Canada to an immigrant family. His father was disabled when he was 10 and his mother had to support the family with minimum wage jobs. Despite these setbacks, he was able to go to university, become a lawyer, and eventually become a judge. "I got a chance to get ahead because of a fair and generous Canada," he said. "I couldn’t have done it today, after what Stephen Harper has been doing to this country." Steve Powrie said that many of the students he

(L-r) Green Party candidate Matt Greenwood, Conservative M.P. Cathy McLeod, New Democrat Bill Sundhu, and Liberal Steve Powrie take part in an all candidates’ forum in Clearwater on Sept. 24. Photo by Keith McNeill

teaches at Thompson Rivers University come from Clearwater. Despite his and other’s efforts, involvement by young people in politics is at an all-time low. He described the behaviour of politicians in Ottawa as "synchronized head-bobbing." Powrie said people in power should remember the saying, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." Cathy McLeod said she

wanted to focus on how her government and she had made a difference in local people’s lives. "When Canfor shut down temporarily, I worked with mayor and council to help get the community through," she said. Other accomplishments included working with Yellowhead Community Services on violence against women, the skateboard park, Dutch Lake Community Centre (which she described as "absolutely

a phenomenal facility) and helping to change rules at the federal end to get more doctors for rural areas. Matt Greenwood said he had run for M.P. during the 2006 election when Stephen Harper was elected prime minister and he hoped that 2015 would be the election in which he was voted out. One plank on the Green platform is the guaranteed annual income. Canada presently spends about $80 billion per year on what he

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Audience asks questions The question period started off with longtime North Thompson resident Jean Nelson asking the candidates where they stood on carbon fee-anddividend as a way to control global warming. The New Democrats are the only federal party with hard standards they intend to meet, said Bill Sundhu. "It’s a survival question and we will do it," he said.

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Infocentre is tops in B.C. this summer Keith McNeill

Chart shows the number of visitors at the most popular information centres in the province. Columns on the right indicate the percent increase year-by-year. Submitted graphic

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Clearwater's Wells Gray Park Information Centre was the busiest information centre in the province this summer. “Our numbers went up again, increasing almost 20 per cent from the same time last year,” said Tay Briggs of Information Wells Gray, the organization that operates the infocentre. “The next busiest information centre is in Victoria on the harbour where they saw an 11 per cent increase over last year,” she added. “The third busiest information center this season is Whistler. Whistler saw a decrease in numbers by 4.5 per cent.” Briggs noted that the Mount Robson visitor center, which is on the same travel corridor as Clearwater, is the fourth busiest information center. It increased seven per cent from the same time period last year. “Despite the incredible numbers of people utilizing the services at the Clearwater Wells Gray Park Information Centre, the high level of customer service at the centre has earned the information centre the certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor,” Briggs said. With all that business, the new funding for the information centre announced last week by Destination BC was welcome news, she said. “The big change is the fact the government is guaranteeing the funding for three years. Prior to this, the funding was approved on a year to year basis which did not offer much security for the visitor information network,” Briggs explained. “The Visitor Service’s Network provides quality service to BC’s growing tourism industry and visitor centers are important economic generators for their individual areas and the province,” she added.

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Clearwater court changes venues Clearwater wins top UBCM award for best practices Delegates from District of Clearwater hold the Union of BC Municipalities' Excellence Award for Best Practices for Organizational Development and Improvements – the highest achievement award that UBCM extends. The award was presented this Sept. 24 during the UBCM convention in Vancouver. Pictured are (l-r) councillors Shelley Sim and Dennis Greffard, chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx, councillors Gord Heisterman and Ken Kjenstad, and mayor John Harwood. News of the award was immediately forwarded to all members of staff, who the mayor and council credited for the District receiving it. Photo submitted

Vancouver lawyer Michael Ranspot sits on a stair outside Dutch Lake Community Centre as he goes over his notes on Tuesday, Sept. 22 – the first day that court was held in the Clearwater council chambers. Ranspot said he had never worked in the former courthouse but approved of the new venue. “You should administer justice in a dignified setting and this is a dignified setting,” he said.

The former courthouse in Clearwater stands without its roofing on Sunday as workers prepare it for demolition sometime this week. The court registry is now in the District of Clearwater offices three days a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Photos by Keith McNeill

Nathan Matthew elected chief by acclamation Pharmasave officially opens Dave Reston, chief executive officer of Pharmasave BC, and Michelle Leins, owner of Clearwater Pharmasave, use a big pair of scissors to officially open the store in its new location in Clearwater Shopping Centre by the roundabout on Sept. 25. “It's a beautiful store, bigger and with a better product mix,” Reston said. “I thank the most fantastic staff ever, Pharmasave, and the public,” said Leins. There are 600 Pharmasave stores across Canada, all of them independently owned. Photo by Keith McNeill

Keith McNeill Nathan Matthew has been chosen to once again be chief of Simpcw First Nation. According to acting-chief Tina Donald, no other names were put forward during a nomination meeting held in Chu Chua on Sunday, Sept. 20. Matthew was chief

for about 20 years before he stepped down roughly seven years ago. He is expected to officially take office sometime this week. His place seven years ago was taken by Keith Matthew, who stepped down as chief to take a position with Yellowhead Mining Inc. Rita Matthew

took over but did not run again in elections held this spring. Fred Fortier was elected chief in those elections, but then resigned. Tina Donald has been acting-chief since then. Nathan Matthew continues to live in Chu Chua. He goes running every day as he trains for the marathons he runs.

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Inner children take over city hall

MP McLeod should answer questions more clearly Editor, The Times:

I am a Grade 11 student at Clearwater Secondary school. On Sept. 24, four of the candidates running to become our Member of Parliament, including the current MP of the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo riding, Cathy McLeod, came to CSS to be asked questions by students. This presented a fantastic opportunity to learn the specifics about each party. I was lucky enough to be the first person to ask a question of Ms. McLeod. I was sorely disappointed with the result.

I had done plenty of research on each party and I decided the question I would ask her was about some very specific and unfortunate regulations made by the Conservatives in 2006 that force scientists to get permission from government before speaking to media outlets. I asked how this could possibly be beneficial to Canada. She never answered that question and she denied that scientists were being "muzzled" by the government she represents! She spoke about her experience working in the medical

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industry, stating over and over the importance of "peer review.” I wanted to tell her, "Yes, Cathy, all of these scientists peer review their papers just like you did, but why would your government censor you?" But I barely got a word in. In my opinion, she simply tried to confuse me and the other students. After hearing her denial I told her of a specific case where a Canadian scientist was not allowed to publish his research paper. She said she couldn't speak to that individual case but there is far more than one instance of this happening and, just as with everything else, the individual cases make up the larger picture. My question was not answered to my satisfaction. Afterwards, some of the people who had witnessed my questioning suggested that I write a letter to you.

Mackenzie Alain Blue River, B.C.

We’re seeing the effects of our post-literate, feelings-based education system and media on the federal election. Candidate bozo eruptions are becoming more frequent. Most recently a Liberal candidate on Vancouver Island admitted she has long believed that hijacked jetliners could not have destroyed the World Trade Centre on 9-11, that it was all “a lie.” That was “my truth,” she said, in the lingo of the feelings-first, inner-child crowd. Now she’s “moved on” to a slightly different fact-free conclusion, that we’ll just never know how those 3,000 people were murdered. And she wants to go to Ottawa and help run this country. Feelings-based beliefs were on display again at last week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, where bozo eruptions by local politicians come in bunches. This year’s main outbreak was an emotional demand that the B.C. government enact a environmental bill of rights. This magic municipal Magna Carta “recognizes the right of every resident to live in a healthy environment, including the right to clean air, clean water and vibrant ecosystems.” Alert taxpayers may wonder, how many lawyers would it take to define “vibrant”? More on that in a moment. Local councils across B.C. and around the country have been pitched this scheme by the David Suzuki Foundation, which calls it the Blue Dot campaign. In short, it’s part of the bigger plan to save the planet by crushing capitalism, currently being pushed by the Pope, the UN and others. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps was one of the most passionate backers. She quoted the plea presented to her council by an 11-year-old recruited by the Blue Dot team. There are many such children, terrified by indoctrination about the imminent destruction of Earth and all its cuddly creatures that has bombarded them since they learned to speak. They are found in the wealthiest countries in

human history, those enjoying health, comfort and opportunity not imagined by anyone 100 years ago. In the vast, air-conditioned hall of the Vancouver Convention Centre, there were several attempts at adult supervision. Coquitlam Coun. Terry O’Neill noted that unlike intrinsic rights articulated in Canada’s charter, freedom of assembly and so forth, this is an attempt to invent new rights that are actually demands for “others to do something for you.” Indeed, if we’re going to have government by 11-year-olds, we might as well throw in a right to free ice cream. Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz went off on a rant about how this new “vision” would protect us from things like Volkswagen fiddling its diesel fuel emission results. The resolution calls for “access to justice when environmental rights are infringed,” which sounds like code for some sort of costly new legal aid program to pursue every individual grievance. Meanwhile in the real world, class action lawsuits are being prepared to gain compensation for lost resale value of millions of cars. This is what happens in fortunate places like Canada that already have access to justice. O’Neill read off a long list of existing B.C. legislation that protects water, air, wildlife, food, public health and so on. Helps replied that this bill of rights would “consolidate” all that. One more layer of bureaucracy, that’s the Victoria spirit. Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb pleaded with rural delegates to reject this “David Suzuki propaganda” that is designed to put more roadblocks in the way of the very resource industries that provide our modern comforts. Alas, the resolution passed in a show of hands that should have been, but wasn’t, put to a counted vote. – Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:

Discussion to teach about Islam Editor, The Times:

Thank you to the Times and to the Chamber of Commerce for organizing the all candidates forum on Thursday, Sept. 24. Nothing is more important when seeking information than an opportunity to meet and speak to people in a comfortable and respectful place. Of the wide variety of issues that were discussed the one issue that made me most aware of the power of media coverage was the question regarding immigration and the fear that humanitarian acts will leave

our country open to mayhem and destruction. I find it sad that there is such a climate of suspicion and mistrust in our country with regards to immigrants. Unless we are of First Nations background, we are all the descendants of immigrants from a wide variety of countries. In the spirit of education and better understanding of different cultures, Trinity Shared Ministry (formerly Clearwater United Church ) has invited Imam Mazhar from Kamloops to share in a discus-

sion entitled “What Do We As Christians Need to Understand About Muslims?” This event will be held at Dutch Lake Community Centre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. It is our intent to give our community an opportunity to learn first-hand about a culture that is largely known to us only through media coverage of tragic world events. All are welcome to come and learn.

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Planting for posterity

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Two boys from Neqweyqwelsten School in Chu Chua, Corbin Williams (l) and Jeff Fennel, help plant a juniper tree next to the former Fisheries building by Raft River in Clearwater on Sept. 22. Simpcw First Nation is taking over ownership of the now closed building. Nearly 20 youngsters took part in the ceremony, which was held as part of National Forest Week. Look for more National Forest Week stories and pictures in next week's issue. Photo by Keith McNeill

Canadian citizenship should not be two-tiered for anyone Editor, The Times:

As Canadian citizens, if you or your children are eligible to obtain another nationality, you are less Canadian than those whose families immigrated to Canada before you. The Harper Conservatives recently passed Bill C24 (June 2015) – controversial legislation that discriminates against dual citizens and Canadians who are eligible to obtain another nationality. It splits my family in two and separates my husband and three-year-old son apart from me as “other”. It effectively says these Canadians are not entitled to the same rights as some Canadian born citizens. In voting “yes” to this bill in June, 2015, MP Cathy McLeod agreed that some Canadians have greater inherent value than other Canadians. Given the opportunity to respond to this concern at the all candidates forum on Sept. 24, Ms. McLeod’s partial explanation, that this law would revoke Canadian citizenship from terrorists, was misleading. What she failed to mention is that Bill C51 (May 2015) radically changes the definitions of ‘security’ and ‘terrorist’. Protested by hundreds of thousands of Canadians, Amnesty International, former prime ministers, Supreme Court justices, and other former security experts, Bill C51 makes

Swiss cheese of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The problem that I see with these two complex and dangerous bills is that they devastatingly erode our rights as Canadian citizens. Canadians sacrificed their lives for the very rights and freedoms that Stephen Harper and his caucus are attacking. Once lost, will they be easily regained? We now officially have two-tiered citizenship in Canada. We officially have Canadian citizens who are worth more, and those who are worth less. What has history shown people to be capable of when some of its citizens are “othered” by their own government? Can we trust that all elected officials and governments will always work for the greater good of all? Sadly, I wasn’t surprised by Ms. McLeod’s response to my question. Mr. Greenwood (Green) and Mr. Powrie (Liberal) made excellent points. Mr. Sundhu’s (NDP) response was passionate and clear. “If you are a Canadian citizen, you are a Canadian. This is unheard of international law and is likely a violation of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” That’s the Canada I grew up in and the Canada I want to leave for my son.

Charlene Lau Clearwater, B.C.

I read with interest your story about Birch Island's 100-year birthday party. My father was teacher at Birch Island (or perhaps Clearwater School) in the 1950s, but we can't find out exactly when. I saw that a map of Birch Island had been displayed at the party, prepared by Linda Moss.

Please can you connect me with someone in the area who might know the dates that Jacob Friesen taught at your school? Also, any information about the school and/or teacherage (if there was one at the time).

Margaret Friesen (Librarian Emeritus, UBC Library) Vancouver, B.C.

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ends that don't stand up to the light of day but the one that gets to me most is that of Stephen Harper the great money manager who, with the wisdom of a Medici banker, guided Canada through dark times, keeping a firm hand on the tiller. When in opposition Harper, along with Canada's 'banksters', argued strenuously to let Canada's banks mega-size and that all the rules all be thrown to the winds just as was done south of the border. We all know of the great US (and European) banks meltdown of 2007-08 (or do we?).

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Twenty-three men met in the Clearwater Community Hall for the purpose of organizing an Elks Lodge for the community. The new lodge was to be instituted on Oct. 17. B.C. Hydro awarded a contract to construct a power-line from Vavenby to Avola. A further extension to Blue River was scheduled for the next year. A new 755-acre park was established at Spahats Creek. The land had been held in a land reserve since 1930. A 20-unit campsite was to be ready for use in 1966.



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companies represented by Southern Interior Forest Labor Relations Association. Union spokesman Bert Sedor said the settlement was for 60 cents plus fringe benefits.



Television disappeared from local screens after the propane used by repeater equipment on a nearby mountain ran out. Two local residents obtained two filled tanks at their own expense and hauled them to the location. Clearwater Business Association was asking for donations to offset the cost of propane.



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BACK IN TIME license for the existing airstrip, which was in the name of Yellowhead Air Services at the time, although the property belonged to Clearwater Timber Products. The society was proposing to build a new airstrip with a 4,000-foot runway.



Avola resident Blaine Frisk was honored with a certificate from St. Johns Ambulance Society for his unsuccessful efforts to save a boy in a house-fire the previous

October. Covering himself with wet blankets, and with a rope tied around his leg, Frisk had entered a burning trailer to search for the eight-year-old. Minister of Lands, Housing and Parks Tony Brummet called for tenders to construct a viewing platform at Helmcken Falls. Brummet was in Clearwater to release the draft master plan for Wells Gray Park.



The board of Dr. Helmcken Memorial

Hospital presented a plan to the B.C. government for an addition to the hospital that would include both acute and extended care beds. Estimated cost of the extension was put at $3 - $3.5 million. The board's consultant thought the extension might be built in four or five years. NDP candidate Fred Jackson was campaigning in the North Thompson. The major issue, he said, was whether Socred leader Bill Vander Zalm was going to stay around or not.

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YEARS AGO: Unit Chief Garry Ruston and other members of Clearwater and District Highway Rescue celebrated the arrival of their new rescue truck, a 1995 Chev crewcab oneton. Gear was shifted from the 1976 GMC that had served the community for the previous 17 years. The Times won the Ma Murray Community Service Award from the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association for its role in fundraising for the new rescue truck. Clearwater Answering Service announced that it was about to start providing Internet access to Clearwater. Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans created a 700-meter channel along Raft River to give juvenile salmon an improved chance of survival, said habitat technician Tim Panko.



Clearwater Trout Hatchery assistant manager Dean Worrall credited a satellite telephone with saving his life and the life of his pilot following a floatplane crash northwest of Little Fort. Two SAR technicians from 442 Squadron parachuted into the site within 1 1/2 hours of the crash. CSS principal Ken Ladd asked for public assistance after thieves stole several unique senior trophies from a display case at the school. "They're of no use to anybody. It's like taking someone's photo album," he said. Blue River's second annual Mountain Bike Cup had 44 racers, a 50 per cent increase over the first year's event.

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First-degree murder charges were laid against Blain Edward Reierson in the shooting death of Paul John Peyton. The accused was a logging contractor and a longtime resident of the Clearwater area. School District 73 braced itself for escalating job action between the BC Teachers 5735A-EC-ERP-Ph3-Ad-English14.indd 1

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Federation and the provincial government. Mid-month a full-scale strike was in place with teachers and support workers on the picket line fighting for improved class sizes, support for special needs students and the right to bargain. Former schoolteacher Carl Capps announced that he intended to challenge incumbent trustee John Harwood to represent the ClearwaterBlue River area on the School District 73 board.



A flash flood at Bone Creek entered the sevenfoot diameter penstock of TransAlta's smallscale hydro project there and flooded the adjacent worksite. The board of School District 73 (KamloopsThompson) met in Blue River but talked about an issue of provincewide significance – the problem-plagued BCeSIS computer system. "It worked well in trials but now, when you add a half million kids, it slows down and then times out constantly," said board chair Ken Christian. TNRD was reallocating direct operating and maintenance costs of its water system from taxes paid in rural areas to user fees. "The impacts to the Vavenby water system will be minimal," said Wells Gray Country director Tim Pennell.


YEAR AGO: Kamloops residents Roland and Anne Neave donated 160 acres in Upper Clearwater to TRU for the Wells Gray Wilderness Centre. Approximately onethird of the property is wetland. Nearly 30 healthcare workers from regional hospitals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, took part in a two-day CARE (comprehensive approach to rural emergencies) course at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. Consultants working for District of Clearwater proposed a 200-seat amphitheatre overlooking Dutch Lake as part of their plans for Dutch Lake beach/ Bampton Recreation Area.

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Vavenby youngsters keep active as school starts again Robyn Rexin

Helping Raise a Reader Eric Burns, one of the new owners of Watauga Village, buys a newspaper from students from Grace Gormley's grades 3/4 class for Raise a Reader Day on Sept. 22. Photo by Grace Gormley

Wednesday, Sept. 23, was Vavenby Primary School's field trip to the salmon run. They took the bus to the Raft River viewing platform in Clearwater and did see a few fish. The children were taught about the different types of salmon that return to the Raft River. They also heard a couple of First Nations stories about nature. The students learned about the Junior Ranger program and how to be bear safe. They were shown different bear skulls and compared

the sizes of a black bear and a grizzly bear. Everyone had a great time. Sept. 23 was also the first day of Racoons Strong Start for children under five and their parents/guardians. The children who attended on Strong Start's opening day were two very excited fouryear old girls, Kelsey Rexin and Cate-Lin Tourond, plus CateLin's brother Brycin. This is a free drop-in program. This day the children met their new leader, Mrs. Jody Phillips. She is from Clearwater. Last year's teacher, Amy MacLeod, got a posi-

Trunk Sales planned for Clearwater, Chase Submitted Do you have previously loved stuff that is in need of a new home? Looking to sell, trade or donate items from your home and would like to do so in a community-wide garage sale? Now is your chance,

as the ThompsonNicola Regional District is hosting its first two Trunk Sales in October. Trunk Sales are where vendors sell, trade or donate items directly from their vehicles. The first one will be held at the Rotary

Sports Park/Sportsplex Parking Lot in Clearwater on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The second event will take place at the Art Holding Memorial Arena Parking Lot in Chase on Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“The event will help keep usable items out of the landfill,” says Jamie Vieria, manager of environmental services. “Reuse is in the top of the waste reduction hierarchy, and so we hope to promote more reuse in the region.” Vendors wishing to

Local movie producers seek municipal help for promotion Keith McNeill Should District of Clearwater provide $3,000 to help promote a pilot for a television program produced in Clearwater? That is the question that town councillors and staff will have to deal with following a presentation by Mike Politis to town council during its Sept. 15 meeting. Politis and longtime local resident Glen Pickering coproduced the pilot, which is over two hours long and was filmed over a 10-day period last April.

About 65 per cent of those involved were from Clearwater and area. If the television program went ahead as a series, it would be a boon for the community, Politis felt. Everyone involved in the production (except for the producers) was paid, he emphasized. The money from the municipality would go towards making promotional materials, including a trailer, taking the movie to film festivals, plus possibly hiring a publicist. Councillor Shelley

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Sim asked if he had been in touch with Vicci Weller at the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission. He had talked with Weller, Politis said, but her agenda is different from theirs. “She is trying to bring the big productions in while ours is to put ourselves in charge and bring the

world to us,” Politis said. The movie is essentially finished, he said, except some editing for a few scenes. As is the usual practice in such requests, council referred the matter to staff for a recommendation to be decided on at a future meeting.

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Many issues debated during all candidates' forum Continued from page A1 Steve Powrie said he was not familiar with carbon fee-anddividend but felt the federal government should not tell the provinces what to do on this issue. It would be best to develop a bilateral agreement and then hammer out the targets, he said. "Absolutely, we need to do something about climate change," said Cathy McLeod. She noted, however, that whenever gas prices go up, her office gets numerous phone calls from people in trouble. The Conservatives believe a sector by sector approach is best, she said. Matt Greenwood

noted that carbon feeand-dividend is part of the Green Party platform. The federal government recently stopped releasing information on gas prices, making it more difficult to find out if we are being gouged at the pumps, he said. "Should we let all that extra money go to the oil companies or use it to get this country off of oil," he asked. Sandra Holmes asked Bill Sundhu if the New Democrats plan to end income splitting for seniors. Sundhu replied that information to that effect on a Conservative pamphlet was false. His party plans to keep income splitting for retirees but end it

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for those who are still working, he said. Another questioner asked about support for the CBC. Cathy McLeod said the CBC gets $1 billion per year from taxpayers. All government departments were asked to cut from five to 10 per cent, including the national broadcaster, she said. The New Democrats would restore the $115 million taken from the CBC budget plus restore the integrity of the CBC’s board, said Bill Sundhu. Max Roy asked how we can make sure any refugees from Syria are not members of ISIS or other radical groups. Bill Sundhu replied by saying that Canada has a history of taking refugees from trouble spots, whether the Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary or Vietnam. We should have security checks but we should keep our humanitarian and global vision, he felt. Sally Dawe asked about funding for healthcare and pharmacare. Bill Sundhu said Canadians are proud of our healthcare system, which was started by Tommy Douglas


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but being undermined by cuts by Stephen Harper. There have been major cuts in healthcare transfers, said Steve Powrie. We haven’t seen the impact yet, he felt. Cathy McLeod reminded the other candidates that healthcare is a provincial responsibility, although partially funded by the federal government. Ottawa has committed to six per cent increases until 2020, she said. How healthcare is delivered should be left to each province to decide. Matt Greenwood said the federal commitment had been six per cent but now it is

tied to GDP growth, with a minimum of three per cent. "It’s pretty clear that we can expect closer to three per cent than six per cent," he said. What about veterans? Local Legion member Joe Short asked about support for veterans. "We can never repay the debt we owe our veterans but we should never stop trying," said Bill Sundhu. He said $1.1 billion that had been budgeted to help veterans had been unspent, which helped the federal government balance its books. Steve Powrie said the government is prepared to spend money

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on photo opps for politicians but not to keep open the nine service centres for veterans recently closed. Cathy McLeod said the Veterans Charter is the result of excellent work by all parties. There have been a number of recommendations to fix gaps in the program and the minister is working to implement them all, she said. Veterans Affairs Canada has been acting like a for-profit insurance company and trying to get veterans off their benefits as soon as possible, said Matt Greenwood. Barriere resident Carman Smith asked the candidates about the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States, which is due to expire. Bill Sundhu felt the Conservative government has reduced Canadian sovereignty and lost 400,000 industrial jobs since taking power. Canada needs a forest strategy, he said. Steve Powrie com-

pared the SLA to the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would give China the power to sue for environmental reasons. Canada has been active at the table in negotiating with the Americans on softwood lumber, said Cathy McLeod. SLA expires next month but there will be no change for 12 months, she said. Matt Greenwood said Canada won in court at every stage in the softwood lumber dispute, but then Stephen Harper gave in to the U.S. The Green Party would try not to have such investor/state agreements, he said. Dave Sager said he had great difficulty in getting employment insurance and that M.P. McLeod’s office was no help. He asked what the NDP would do to ensure the program is not plundered to balance the budget. Continued on page A9

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Man missing Collision takes life north of Vavenby in Moose Lake Times Staff

Times Staff Clearwater RCMP report that on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3:35 p.m. police received a report of a possible drowning at Moose Lake, which is approximately 24 km northwest of Clearwater on Forest Service Road 2. Information received was that two individuals, an 80-year-old woman and 56-year-old male, were fishing on Moose Lake in a 12-foot aluminum boat. The man may have gone into medical distress and fell over on the side of the boat, causing it to capsize. The woman saw the man go under the water, but did not see him surface. She was able to swim to shore and flag down another individual on Camp 2 Road for assistance. The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for hypothermia. The Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) and Wells Gray Search and Rescue (SAR) were contacted and, as of press-time earlier this week, were engaged in an intense search of the area in order to locate the missing party. The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was expected Tuesday morning to assist with the search. As of press-time earlier this week, the name of the missing man had not been released by police.

Early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, police received notification from BC Ambulance of a single vehicle car crash north of Vavenby on the highway. The vehicle was found in the ditch, with significant damage. The driver (and only occupant) was still inside the vehicle and tragically was already deceased when the BC Ambulance crew arrived. Police have identified the deceased as 57-year-old Geoffrie Mackie of Kamloops.

Goldilocks story On Sept. 20, a resident living south of Little Fort returned home to find an unknown male in their house watching TV, after having cooked a meal. The male eventually


1-8 0 0-2 2 2-TIPS fled the residence on foot, leaving behind a GMC pickup truck. Clearwater and Barriere RCMP responded and the male was arrested a short distance away. The GMC pickup was found to have been stolen from Ontario. The male was transported to Kamloops to be held in custody until he was seen by a judge. The truck was towed and the registered owner contacted. Animal causes crash On Sept. 21, early in the morning, police were called to a single vehicle collision near

Candidates battle for votes during forum Continued from page A8 Bill Sundhu said that all workers pay into employment insurance but only 40 per cent benefit. Charlene Lau asked about Bill C24, which she said would discriminate against those with dual citizenship. "There is only one Canadian," Bill Sundhu said, adding that the bill is against international law. Steve Powrie said several members of his family have dual citizenship, although he does not. "Enough of the divide and conquer; enough of the fear rhetoric," he said. Cathy McLeod said Bill C24 would only apply to those who are convicted of a terrorist offense or of taking up arms against Canada. If they are citizens of another country as well as of Canada, then they would lose their Canadian citizenship, she explained. "It’s odd to give the minister the power to say who is Canadian and who is not," said Matt Greenwood.

"Once you have the law on the books, you have to trust that all governments for all time will use if for the best of all purposes."

The forum was sponsored by Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce and the Times.

Chamber president Jon Kreke gave the introduction. Harry James was the moderator. Isabell Hadford was timekeeper.

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We would also like to thank the speakers and all the hard working volunteers who made this event such a success.

Pumping Station Road on Highway 5. Police found that the driver (and only occupant) was already on the way to the hospital with BC Ambulance. The vehicle, a small car, had gone off the road into a deep ditch and sustained significant damage.

It was found the driver had swerved onto the shoulder to avoid a dog in the road. The shoulder gave way and the car went into the ditch. Preliminary reports showed minor injuries only. Winter is coming It’s that time of year again. Winter tire requirements come into effect on Thursday. Oct. 1. Highway 5 has been designated as a highway where winter tires are required. While we may

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Above: Rev. Brian Krushel of the new Trinity Shared Ministry signs a document that unites the Lutheran, Anglican and United Church congregations in the Clearwater area. Also taking part in the ceremony are (back, l-r) Susan Murray of the Clearwater United Church, Lutheran Bishop Gregory Mohr, United Church conference minister Ivy Thomas (formerly with Clearwater United Church), Anglican Bishop Barbara Andrews, and Sandra Holmes of the North Thompson Pastoral Charge. The ceremony was held in St. James Catholic Church on Sept. 24.

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Guess-theweight Mark MacAssey (l) and Ray Beaukart stand next to the pumpkin they donated for a guess-theweight contest underway now at Bayley's Bistro in Brookfield Mall. All proceeds will go to Forestview longterm care facility to buy craft materials for the patients. Bayley's will match whatever proceeds are collected. Whoever come the closest to guessing the weight wins a lunch for two. Photo submitted

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Supermoon eclipse A photo taken early Sunday evening shows the bloodred color of the moon during a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse occccured when the moon was at its closest point to the Earth, making it appear extra large. The two phenomena last occurred in 1982 and will next occur in 2033. Photo by Mike Lahaie

"Through my eyes".... Times staff Clearwater-based artist Lynne Sherk will be having a showing in the gallery at Dutch Lake Community Center from Oct. 6 to 29. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. “I grew up in Lavington and for as long as I can remember I have been interested in nature and art. One of my favourite quotes is, 'One touch of nature makes the whole world kin,' by William Shakespeare,” she said. Sherk recalled that, as a child, she had received a Jon Nagy art set from her parents one Christmas and can still remember what a thrill it was to complete all the drawing lessons. “As a young adult I started to paint on porcelain and traveled throughout B.C. and Washington state taking workshops,” she added. “This was followed by watercolors and hand painting on ceramics. Now I have primarily chosen acrylics. For the last several years I have l have been teaching acrylics and get great joy from seeing my students succeed beyond their expectations. I continue to

learn from them also.” The Clearwater-based artist said that she doesn't paint to make a social statement or to invoke conversation. “I just paint because I like it – it's as simple as that. It may be how I see sunlight striking an object, or how two or more colours appear beside each other or it may just conjure up an old memory. For any of these reasons a painting may appear,” she explained.

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Top three finalists of the Season 15 Poker Tournament celebrate their winning. Pictured are (l-r) second place winner Justin Morrison, first place winner Deb Watson, and third place winner Goldie Krawec. Photo submitted

Watson wins Season 15 poker tournament Goldie Krawec

Youngsters learn skills (L-r) Hunter Atwater boots the ball as Xander Richardson, Nathaniel Weber and Elli Thompson look on during a Clearwater Youth Soccer session on Monday, Sept. 21. Photo by Keith McNeill


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Play for Season 15 has concluded with 25 different players taking advantage of the free weekly poker game at the Wells Gray Inn Poker Club. Play is held each Wednesday evening at the inn, with a tournament at the end of each three-month period. Players collect points each time they play depending on where they finish each evening. The top eight players plus a wildcard player play for prizes at the end of each season. Season 15 tournament qualifiers with points gained during the season are the following: Chris Moore, 8,400; Goldie

Krawec, 7,800; Millie Rempel, 7,100; Fred Roach, 6,600; Deb Watson, 6,000; Justin Morrison, 5,550; Cody Hodges, 5,500; and Mike Handford, 4,750. The wildcard player was determined on the evening of Sept. 16 as Robin Torpes. He was the highest ranking player of the evening who did not qualify during the past 13 weeks of play. Two players this season were really lucky for the evening. They won the best hand of the evening, took out the previous week's winner and also won the game. Several players during the season recorded best hands for the evening as four of a kind (quads) Kings, 9’s

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and 6’s. There was a straight flush A-5 and one evening the best hand was won by three players in the same hand. The hand consisting of three 9s and two 7s and were what we call the table cards (flop, turn and river cards). Each evening of play, the player who records the highest hand with the tournament director is rewarded with a little gift plus 100 extra points. There is also an extra 100 points awarded to the player who takes out the bounty player. The bounty player is the player who won the game the previous week. There are also weekly prizes awarded. The extra points and prizes were introduced into the game starting last April and seems to be a great incentive to take out the previous week's winner and to win extra points towards season point standings. Winners of the Season 15 Poker Tournament were: 1, Deb Watson; 2, Justin Morrison; and 3, Goldie Krawec. Season 16 of Wells Gray Inn Poker started on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

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The final leg of our B.C. loop with Aussie family Awaiting us at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo, Greyhound’s bus stop, were two vehicles driven by special relatives. With five us plus large suitcases, we were certainly not going to fit in one car. I loved being back in that city again with family who had welcomed my B.C. sister Valerie and me a couple of months earlier. By Kay Unfortunately our nephew Richard was away working, but Wendy and her daughters opened their hearts and home to two of my Aussie sisters, one they had never met before, and one Aussie husband and my Canadian bloke, John. Some of us lapped over into luxurious B&Bs with fabulous views of Departure Bay, Protection and Newcastle Islands. Besides taking this new gang to Neck Point, Petroglyph Park, and the fish’n’chip cafe floating at Nanaimo Harbour, which Valerie and I had enjoyed so recently, Wendy had a new treat for me. A few raindrops did not dampen our spirits as we left the car in Biggs Park, walked beneath the road brimming with traffic heading for the Duke Point ferry, and set off towards Jack Point. “[The trail] meanders through the arbutus and Douglas fir, [curving gently] high and low a few metres above the ocean or right beside it,” says the Nanaimo Information website. “The shore is all sculpted sandstone offering interesting shelters and designs.” Snaffling blackberries (carefully!) as we went, we wandered as far as time allowed. Just before turning back, I saw two critters scrambling along the rocky shore. Although we were beside salt water, these were the dark-coloured, semi-aquatic, long-tailed river otters. Wow! Another new experience was being served delicious pitas by my older great-niece, now working at the Pita Pit near home. Not so happy-making, the end of time here marked several separations. Although those two Aussie sisters both live in the state of Queensland, their homes are 1,700 km apart, so they had travelled across the Pacific Ocean separately. Vera and Merv needed to get back to Seattle for their return flight to Brisbane, but, of course, it included lots of variety, beginning with bus to Victoria.

They left that pretty city on the high-speed catamaran for its berth in downtown Seattle. A Mobile Nursing Foot Care local train took them to SeaTac, and their motel’s shuttle service. Unfortunately their plane home was (250) 819 – 1632 delayed and delayed, resulting in a two-day layover in Honolulu. Poor things.... Colleen Thom, RN, FCN Knox John, my youngest sister Edwina (now finally Advanced Foot Care Provider recuperating from the illness that had plagued Veteran Affairs Provider her holiday) and I tore ourselves away from our Nanaimo family later that day. A BC ferry took us to Horseshoe Bay where hospitable friend Mary met us – and the fun continued. On her final full day, Dwina and I set off for downtown Vancouver and boarded the (rather expensive) “Hop On, Hop Off” bus. We both learned lots as our open conveyance looped through the city centre, Stanley Park, and back and forth across bridges. One day later, Dwina returned to Vancouver Airport where I had excitedly met her just three weeks earlier. We hope she will be back soon to make up for all she missed.... That left John and me in West Vancouver with no vehicle of our own. Our friends thought hitch-hiking back to Clearwater, or even trying to co-ordinate buses was a bad idea. Mary drove us to Hope, and, over lunch, handed us over to the Dad of the gal we had seen in Port Hardy. He returned us to his house first where Jake the dog and Sophie the cat had been minding our cat Gypsy before taking us to Home Sweet Home. Here we happily reminisce about these adventures with our fine family. If You Currently Subscribe to the

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Seniors have fun during Avola tour Sandra Holmes

Wells Gray Country Seniors Society took a bus trip to Avola on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The group was welcomed at the Old School House by members of Avola's Upstream Community and Heritage Society. Eleanor Deckert gave a brief history of the fledgling society and credited a Wells

Gray Country Seniors Society field trip to Avola several years ago for planting the seed for Avola to form their society. Kevin Deckert gave an introductory talk about geocaching after which the group walked around the outside of the school fence and located the first geocache. The second geocache was located

near the cemetery. After a delicious lunch and a slide show of Avola history at the Log Inn Pub, more geocaches were located by some while others enjoyed the books and visiting in the old school.

The participants appreciated Eleanor and Kevin for sharing their expertise and their interesting community. The bus was funded by the government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors program.

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Kevin Deckert shields her screen from the sun as he shows Lynne Frizzle how to use a GPS unit during a Wells Gray Seniors Society trip to Avola held Sept. 22. Photo by Sandra Holmes

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Above: Clearwater Elks representative Marnie Burnell (l) presents a $1,000 cheque to Linda Selbee for cancer research. Selbee started walking for cancer research in 2000 and in 2008 was diagnosed with the disease. So far she has raised over $40,000 for the cause. The presentation was one of several done last Sunday with money from the Elks' bingo gaming fund. The Elks will be at Buy-Low on Oct. 17 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Photos by Keith McNeill

Above: Clearwater Elks representative Marnie Burnell (l) presents a $500 cheque to Barbara Hall for the local Red Cross health equipment loan program (HELP). The program recently moved from next to the post office into the former townhall. There is no charge to borrow equipment but donations are appreciated. The local program needs to cover its costs or risk being closed, Hall said. Left: Raft Mountain Skating Club representative Sam Braaten (l) accepts a $500 cheque from Marnie Burnell of Clearwater Elks. This year the club has 30 children registered in Canskate learn-to-skate program plus another 18 in the higher levels, Braaten reported. The club has been in operation since 1975.


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Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 2: Little Fort Coffee House, doors open 6:30, music 7:30, info Bill Fowler 250-672-5116 Oct. 3: TNRD “Trunk Sale” @ Rotary Sports Park, 8am – 1 p Oct. 3: Legion Dinner, 257 Glen Rd. Doors open 5 pm, adults $12; children 7-12 yrs, $6; 2-6 yrs, $3. Oct. 3: DHMH Auxiliary Dessert Extravaganza & More, 7pm10pm, at KOA Banquet Room. Advance tickets $25; info 250-587-6357; 250-674-3521 Oct. 6: Public Information Meeting on new Zoning Bylaw. At DLCC. Open House, 6pm; Bylaw 133 overviews, 6:30 pm; Town hall questions & input,7 pm. Oct. 7: Voices United Community Choir first practice at the Catholic Church of St. James, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 8: Vavenby Volunteer Fire Dept Committee will be holding a

Public Meeting, @ Vavenby Community Hall, 7 pm Oct. 10: Last Farmers Market for the year. Oct. 15: Upper Clearwater Farmers’ Institute meeting, 8 pm, Upper Clearwater Hall, info clearwaterfarmersinstitute@gmail. com Oct. 17: Legion Dinner, 257 Glen Rd. Doors open 5 pm, adults $12; children 7-12 yrs, $6; 2-6 yrs, $3. Oct. 22-23: BC Cancer Agency Screening Mammography Program will be at DHMH. Call 1-800-663-9203 for appointment. Oct. 24: “Harvest Dance” fundraiser for Grad at Blackpool Hall. Music by The Wheat And The Barley, 7 p.m. Oct. 24: Grad Fundraiser - Harvest Dance, at Blackpool Hall, Live band. Ticket avail at the Well Gray Inn, Pharmasave, and CCS.

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ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Indoor Market: Every Saturday May – Oct, 9 am – 12 noon, Elks Hall. • Tuesday Morning Coffee (TMC): Meets 10am – 11:30 @ Clearwater Community Baptist Church. All women and children welcome. (9:3010 am Bible Study). Info 250-674-3624 • Women in Business Luncheon: Last Wed. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 250-6743703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmers’ Market May – Oct. Saturdays 9am– Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 250-587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – 2nd Fri. of the mth. 6:30pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - 2nd & 4th Wed. Elks Hall 5pm, Info call Phyllis 250-674-3535 • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. • Upstream Community and Heritage Society open house Tuesdays: 9am-9pm @ Avola School House, various activities. Info ph Fay 250-678-5302. • Voices United Community Choir- every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 at the Catholic Church of St. James. • Thompson Valley Quilters. Meet 2nd Wed. and 3rd Mon. of the mth at NTAC in the DLCC, 9 am - 4 pm. Info Linda 250-674-3437 or Dorothy 250-676-9270 • Vavenby Needle Arts Group. Meet every Tues. 11am - 4pm at Vavenby Community Center. Info Dorothy 250-676-9270 CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Racoon StrongStart - Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:45-11:45am • Racoon StrongStart - Vavenby Elm school days Wed 8:50-11:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Monday mornings, reg. Kerry 250-674-3530 HEALTH & HEALING • Hospice Grief Support: 2nd Thur of every mth, NT Funeral Home 1-3

pm, info 250-674-2400 • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-674-3233. • Connections Healing Rooms - Wed. 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion 778208-0137. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-3675 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thurs every mth. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Tues. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Nov., Jan., & Mar. AGM in May • Volleyball: Winter, dates TBA, at Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. Info: 250-674-1878. • Youth Group: ages 12-18, Sat. 7-10 pm Dutch Lake Community Center, info 250-674-2600 • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 250-674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 • Drop in Basketball: Winter, dates TBA, $2 drop in at Clearwater Secondary School Gym. Info: 250-674-1878 • Slo-Pitch: Clearwater mixed Slo-Pitch league May – July. Contact Carmen Archibald 778-208-1773, 250-674-2632 • Drop in Soccer: June -Sept, tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:00 PM, CSS field, $2 drop in, grade 8 to adult SENIORS • BUNCO: 3rd Tue of every mth, Dutch Lake Seniors Drop-in Centre, 1:30 – 3 pm, info 250-674-2400 • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the mth 2pm at the library. All seniors welcome. • WGCSS Writers Circle: Meets 1st & 3rd Thur. @ Library


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Friday Drop In Art, at the Ridge (NTVIC). 12 noon to 3pm. Everyone welcome.

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Information Barriere A-A Meetings Every Tuesday at 7:30pm Pentecostal Church 818 Amnesty Road 250-672-9643 250-672-9934 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 Clearwater Alcoholics Anonymous Sunshine Group meets every Tuesday, 8 pm, Elks Hall 72 Taren Dr. Open to Everyone For info contact Wendy 250-587-0026 Do you need help with reading, writing or math? FREE confidential adult tutoring available. • Clearwater Literacy 250-674-3530 • Barriere Literacy 250-672-9773 Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Clearwater 250-674-2135, Barriere 250-672-6444, or North Thompson Valley 1-855-674-2135


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School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) is currently accepting applications for Relief School Bus Drivers in Clearwater BC. The successful applicant must possess a valid Class 2 Drivers licence with an Air endorsement and have three years proven previous driving experience. Applicants must be able to successfully complete the School District’s road test. Those individuals who have submitted an application in the last six (6) months will be considered and need not re-apply. Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: t8PSLIJTUPSZ t*OEJDBUJPOPGBWBMJE$MBTTESJWFSTMJDFOTF t"O"JS#SBLF&OEPSTFNFOU t"SFDFOUESJWFSTBCTUSBDU

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Premier Christy Clark peppered her annual address to local politicians with spending announcements Friday, mostly aimed at smaller and rural communities. Clark emphasized the outsized contribution of small resource communities to the provincial economy, and said the extra help is made possible by the B.C. government's spending control that has left three straight budget surpluses. A $75 million "rural dividend" will be available over three years to communities of fewer than 25,000 people that are outside urban areas. The fund is to diversify local economies, but details won't be released until March 2016. Clark warned of increasingly severe forest fire seasons due to planetary warming, announcing a $10 million top-up to B.C.'s forest fire prevention program to control fuel in interface areas. The program started in 2004 and has been criticized for focusing on local plans rather than action. The forests ministry says more than 780 square kilometres have been treated so far. Clark also announced a $90 million extension to the infrastructure fund for small communities, which started last year and is funded 50-50 by the federal and provincial governments. It's available to communities under 100,000 people, covering up to two thirds of eligible projects, with applications accepted starting Oct. 30. Urban communities will likely benefit most from a $5 million addition to the province's "guns and gangs" strategy, which targets prolific and gang-related offenders and school programs to warn young people away from gang involvement. While Clark received a standing ovation before and after her speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, discussion before her arrival showed not everyone is pleased with the government's direction. An event that began with a small protest outside against the Site C dam project, beginning on the Peace River, ended with a resolution to reverse Victoria's forced exclusion of the affected land from the agricultural land reserve. The province imposed four-year election terms on local governments before last year's municipal elections. At the convention, delegates reversed their long-standing position and called on the province to provide recall legislation for local councils.

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North Thompson railroading: Giving names to places Eleanor Deckert

Part four in a series celebrating 100 years of railroad history in the North Thompson Valley, 1915 – 2015. As the surveyors moved along making maps, crews were hired and set up construction camps, supplies were arriving, each location had to be named. When the Canadian Northern Railroad was in operation, communication had to be clear. With track maintenance section crews located about every eight miles and the necessary water towers built about every 25 miles, the railroad had to officially register a lot of new place names. Some names are obviously geographic descriptions, many honour a person or memorialize an event. Some sentimentalize a settler’s old home town or preserve words from another language or previous culture. Research into several collections about how places are named has yielded these findings. Yellowhead – From the French: Tete Jaune indicating a fairhaired man, identified as either Francois Decoigne or Jasper Hawse. Or perhaps Pierre Hatsinton, a blond Iroquois employed by the North West Company who cached furs when traveling to trade with more remote Indian bands.

Map shows the locations where sections crews were stationed along the Canadian Northern Railway (later the Canadian National) mainline through the North Thompson Valley. Atlas of Alberta Railways, University of Alberta Press, 2005

Valemount – Describes this broad valley surrounded by mountains. CNR changed it from Cranberry Lake and Swift Creek. Albreda – The river was named by Dr. Cheadle, an early explorer. Clemina – Clemina Buckle lived on an island and was married to a railroad construction engineer. She is said to have had a piano, hosted parties and delivered her baby at home. Gosnell – Was a 3,000 man camp sending workmen both north and south. Named for R.E. Gosnell, the first provincial librarian, archivist and historian. Lempriere – Named for a Royal Engineer

during the gold rush. Pyramid, Thunder River, Redsand and Blue River – Describe geographic features. Angus Horne – Was named for a local citizen. Wolfenden – Named for Colonel Richard Wolfenden of the Royal Engineers, who came to Victoria in 1859. Messiter – Perhaps named by early explorers Milton or Dr. Cheadle. Cottonwood Flats and Stillwater Flats – Are also descriptions because the river becomes calm and wide after fierce rapids at Little Hell’s Gate canyon. Avola – Was named in 1913 for a Sicilian town by Italian workers for the CNR.

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Wire Cache – A little bit of history is preserved in this name. In the late 1870s, preparing for a telegraph line from USA to Russia, four train flat cars of wire were brought by the steamship SS Marten as far as Raft River, then hauled by wagon to the side of the North Thompson River, just past Otter Creek. Ottawa canceled the telegraph line in 1878. The wire was abandoned, but salvaged by prospectors, trappers and ranchers. McMurphy – Was previously named Round Prairie on the CPR surveys from 1872. Later named after a Royal Engineer on the Cariboo Road. Wabron – Named for CNR general

superintendent W. A. Brown. Irvine – CNR engineer John L. Irvine was killed when he fell from a cliff while surveying in 1911. Vavenby – Was earlier named Pea Vine Flats. When the post office opened in 1910 the name was sent in as “Navenby” after the Lincolnshire home of one of the early settlers. However, the first letter was misunderstood and the new name was registered. Birch Island – Originally called Butcher’s Island because this is where meat for railroad cook houses was slaughtered. The more pleasant name was suggested by Mrs. Frank Holt, who came to live there in 1913.

Blackpool – Was previously named Mosquito, but J. Miller called it after an English seaside resort. Chu Chua – From an aboriginal word, often said to mean “running water” but Dawson and Tiet give “tsuk kwalk” as meaning “red place.” Barriere – This French spelling comes from the fur traders who found the rocky river an obstacle. A map dated 1828 by Archibald McDonald records this name. Exlou – Is a name built from “ex” meaning “out of” plus the first letters of nearby Louis Creek. McLure – John M. McLure started his ranch near Louis Creek in 1906 and maintained it until his death in

1933 at age 84. Vinsulla – Michael Sullivan had a lake named after him, but the name “Sullivan” was already claimed by another railroad location. To prevent confusion, the letters were kept, but rearranged for the new CNR name. Batchelor – Named early in the 1900s for Owen Salsbury Batchelor, having previously been known as Garde Laffertie. He moved to Kamloops in about 1895. Rayleigh – An early settler’s English home town. Kamloops – Several possibilities have been listed as the source of the name of the largest hub in the region. “Cumcloups” may be a misspelling of “Cumeloups” which means “meeting of the waters”. Other early sources write the word as “Kam-a-loops” or “Kahm-o-loops” with the same meaning. “Kam-a-loo-la-pa” is said to mean “the point between two rivers.” Another suggestion is from the French “camp des loups,” although wolves were not common in this area. “Kamooks” is the Chinook word for dogs. Another source spells the original name: “Tkum-loops.” – Sources: “Place Names of the Kamloops District ... Why That Name?” by Mary Balf 1978 booklet, courtesy of Kamloops archives, and “North River” by Muriel Poulton Dunford 2000.


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