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Members of the Lone Butte Fire Department carried John Ansel Warman’s coffin into the Five Rivers Crematorium in Williams Lake on Jan. 6. The Lone Butte Fire Department fire captain was honoured with a long escort following a private family service in 100 Mile House earlier that day.

Firefighters pay tribute to brother Several fire departments and ambulance members joined funeral procession Ken Alexander Free Press

Following a small, private family service in 100 Mile House, members of the Lone Butte, 100 Mile, 108 Mile, Deka Lake, Interlakes, Forest Grove, Lac la Hache and the BC Ambulance Services escorted a fallen firefighter John Ansel Warman in a long procession out of the community on Jan. 6. While most of the vehicles peeled off at the Exeter Truck Route or at their respective communities to ensure there was emergency coverage, the Lone Butte vehicles and the hearse travelled to 150 Mile House where its members escorted them to the outskirts of Williams Lake, where its firefighters escorted them to the Five Rivers Crematorium. Warman was a fire captain and first responder with the Lone Butte

Fire Department (LBFD) and recent- coming forward, and it reaffirms what ly received his five-year service pin. the brotherhood is all about.” LBFD fire chief Jon Grieve says Grieve says Warman was an outit was a wonderful tribute Warman standing firefighter and captain. “who was a great fire captain and a man “The fire hall was the best place who was for him. He dedicated was always John was the type of guy who to his comwanting to saw the best in everyone; he munity.” do someknew everyone’s potential; and Grieve he would push people to get that thing for co-ordipeople ... out of them." nated the – Jon Grieve to give the trip and shirt off his says he was back ... to surprised with the turnout. He adds do things at a moment’s notice for everyone he phoned showed up for people in a time of need.” the service, including many who took Grieve adds Warman was a coach the day off from work. and mentor for many members, as “I couldn’t express how proud I was well as being his sounding board. of being a firefighter and seeing the “He was the go-to guy and the brotherhood and our family come captain. He was a friend to everyone together. I am really appreciative of at the hall and he was good at recruitall of the support from the members ment and fundraising.”

Grieve notes Warman was instrumental in him taking on the fire chief ’s role. “John was the type of guy who saw the best in everyone; he knew everyone’s potential; and he would push people to get that out of them. If people were unsure of themselves, he would get them to that place where they could be sure of themselves.” Grieve says there will be a “huge void” at the fire hall. “However, because we know his mindset and his opinion, we are very much going to carry on.” Warman was given the time-honoured “Last Call” for fallen firefighters. John Ansel Warman passed away on Jan. 1, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends, as well as his comrades in the Lone Butte Fire Department.

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FAST bytes AVIAN FLU WATCH The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing $300,000 to strengthen the surveillance, early detection, and response measures to avian flu. The funding will be used to enhance the resources at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Animal Health Centre in Abbotsford with specialized equipment to diagnose samples collected in the ministry’s avian flu surveillance efforts.

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, left, received a book about the Big Country Shrine Club #50 from local Shrine Club president Glen Clancy last summer. Ray Matwick, right, put the book together by meticulously detailing the history of the Big Country Shrine Club.

Matwick was backbone of club Dobbs: ‘Just about the best friend a man could ever have’

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Longtime 100 Mile House resident Raymond Matwick, who passed away on Dec. 8, 2015, is remembered as “a heck of a nice guy,” says Glen Clancy who worked with him in the Big Country Shrine Club in 100 Mile for many years. Norma Clancy notes Ray was the last active founding member of the club, which was established in September 1994. “Ray was the backbone of the club; he really was,” Glen says, adding Ray served as the club’s president for 10 years, often while managing secretary-treasurer duties at the same time.

Shriner Frank Dobbs says Ray children (and their families) and was a very community-minded indi- the hospital. He was also a Shriner vidual. clown, who performed under the “I can’t say enough about name Razzle Dazzle, who the man. He was just about entertained children. the best friend a man could “The makeup took a ever have.” long time,” says Glen. “But Ray was moved to help he truly loved the Shrine. found the Big Country Shrine He wouldn’t leave the area Club after attending meetings because he wanted to stay of the Shrine club in Williams with the Shriners.” Ray Lake. He was very active in In addition to his work Matwick fundraising for the Shriners with the Shriners, Ray was who help pay the costs of chila member of the Masonic dren who need medical diagnoses Mt. Begbie Lodge #183. He joined or treatment at Shriners’ hospitals the Lodge in 1991 and served as throughout North America. secretary for several years before He served as the club’s hospital proceeding through the chairs. He representative for several years, act- became Worshipful Master in March ing as a co-ordinator between the 1999, and also served as Tyler,

Almoner, Historian, and a Director of Masonic Education. “He was an active Lodge Brother, and a valued friend, and will be sorely missed,” says fellow Mason Alan Boyd. Ray put together books about the Mt. Begbie Lodge and the Big Country Shrine Lodge, both of which were labours of love, says Frank. “He was an excellent person for the community.” Ray’s wife, Marie – a teacher – says her husband’s desire to help children went hand-in-hand with her profession. “He was a very giving man. He wanted to help others who needed help.”

Water System meeting postponed

Ken Alexander Free Press

A referendum – regarding a proposed water treatment plant – will be conducted for residents on the 108 Mile Water System in 2016. However, it won’t be held at the end of this month, as it had been anticipated by Cariboo Regional District

(CRD) Area G Director Al result of the delay in startRichmond. ing the drilling of A public meetthe well in the north ing to provide some aquifer last summer, more details on the Richmond explains. plant was planned “There was a for the 108 Mile planned start date Community Hall for early June, but on Jan. 13, but that the drilling commeeting has been pany was delayed Al postponed. Richmond getting on site until This is a direct August. Despite

this delay, staff believed we would be able to have all the consultants reviews of the pump tests, water quality and water treatment plant done in time for a January meeting.” However, the CRD chair says he has not received all the information from the consultants and, therefore, the regional district had to

postpone the Jan. 13 meeting. The advance polls were going to be held on Jan. 20 and 25, and the referendum day was slated for Jan. 30, but those dates will have to change. “All the dates will now shift out, as I need to hold the public meeting first,” Richmond adds.

B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm is pleased with the repeal of the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws. “Throughout this long process, the British Columbia government has stood side-by-side with B.C. cattlemen and the Canadian government to do our utmost to ensure B.C. food products have fair access to [United States] markets, and the terms and spirit of all signed trade agreements are adhered to. “The decision to remove COOL requirements will once again mean B.C. and Canadian beef and pork producers have fair access to the U.S. market.”

REGISTER NOW Kindergarten registration for south end schools in School District 27 begins on Jan. 18 for children who are five years of age by Dec. 31, 2016. A birth certificate and British Columbia Care Card are required at registration. Registration for French Immersion kindergarten will also be held at this time. Students wishing to attend French Immersion kindergarten must fill out a Schools of Choice application by March 15 if 100 Mile House Elementary School is not their area school.


Lawyer represented accused murderer in 100 Mile House court Jan. 12

Michael Martel transferred to Lower Mainland pretrial custody facility Michael Martel, 46, who is facing a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of Vesna Dumstrey-Soos, was represented by his lawyer in 100 Mile House provincial court on Jan. 12. The 100 Mile House man is scheduled to appear via video stream in a Williams Lake courtroom on Feb. 10. The judge heard a recommendation to transfer the accused to a pretrial custody facility in the Lower Mainland until that date so he can be closer to his lawyer and members of his family. The investigation into the death of DumstreySoos, 37, started when 100 Mile House RCMP received a call around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, and they were asked to check on the welfare of an employee of the Cedar Crest Society of Community Living who uncharacteristically didn’t show up for work. When RCMP checked

the home in the 6000 block of Norman Road, they found DumstreySoos. Her death was treated as suspicious at the time and the RCMP North District Major Crime Unit (NDMCU) along with forensic experts were at the home on Jan. 5 to investigate and process the scene. Following an intense five-hour search on Jan. 6, the NDMCU – with the assistance of the North District Emergency Response team, Air Services and local RCMP members

– arrested Martel, who was a person of interest at the onset of the suspicious death investigation. Martel appeared before a Justice of the Peace in the late afternoon on Jan. 7, and was remanded in custody until court appearance in 100 Mile House on Jan. 12. Said NDMCU team leader RCMP Sgt. Todd Wiebe: “Through the co-ordinated effort of NDMCU, 100 Mile House RCMP, Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services, William’s

Lake police service dog, Prince George Forensic Identification Section, and RCMP Air Services, this investigation progressed quickly resulting in the safe apprehension of the suspect.” The 100 Mile House RCMP stated in a press release it believed this was an isolated incident where the two parties knew each other and the community was not at risk. The local detachment noted that if people feel they have been impacted in any way by this

incident to feel free to contact RCMP Victim Services at 250-3950456. This is the second tragic death the family has had to deal with in the past few years. The last homicide in 100 Mile House was on the morning of Feb. 10, 2009 when a local woman was shot by a man during a domestic dispute at 370 Cedar Ave. According to the news reports, the suspect then refused to lay down his weapon and was shot by police.

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Grant money for women’s centre Money helps aboriginal women, children fleeing abuse on reserves

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100 Mile House resident Sarah Knapp took part in a candle lighting ceremony on Dec. 3 at the 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre, which opened its doors to people wanting to light a candle in memory of the 14 women killed by a gunman in the infamous École Polytechnique Massacre, which occurred in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989, in Montreal.

administers the Safe House program that is funded through BC Housing, Ramsay says the program has not seen a budget increase since the early 1990s. “Low funding levels for the Safe House program has consistently limited the amount of travel Women Centre staff can carry out. The onus of transportation

Remembrance for Vesna Dumstrey-Soos A memorial event open to the public has been planned to honour Vesna DumstreySoos in 100 Mile House on Jan. 16.
 RCMP discovered the body of the local 37-yearold woman at her home on Norman Road on Jan. 4. Vesna The 100 Mile House & Dumstrey-Soos District Women’s Centre is grieving her tragic loss at the At Ease Wellness Studio, inside the South Cariboo Business Centre, at 4 p.m. on Jan. 16. Strangers and friends are invited.

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Ken Alexander The 100 Mile House Safe Home, which is operated by the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society, has received $5,000 from the provincial government to help support aboriginal women and children. Society executive director Sonja Ramsay says the Women’s Centre is exceptionally pleased to have secured $5,000 from the provincial government to help aboriginal women and children fleeing violence. “The $5,000 is a onetime grant to be spent specifically to support aboriginal women and children to flee abuse and access safe shelter. Noting the society

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has often fallen on the shoulders of women, their families or their communities to transport them to safety when fleeing abuse,” she explains. “This has been to the detriment of the woman’s ability to get to safety at all, allowing the cycle of domestic violence to continue.” With the extra $5,000 added to the Safe House program, Ramsay says Women’s Centre staff can now travel to meet aboriginal women and children living on reserve, in rural and remote areas and help them flee to safety. “This removes the extra stress of finding safe and secure transport in a moment of

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Safe House program, so that if people know aboriginal women and children who need the Safe House, they know they can always come to us when in need.” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says there’s no excuse for domestic or any type of violence. “It’s crucial that women and children who are victims are given tools and the supports they need. This funding will directly help local aboriginal women escape violent situations and make their lives better.”

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Watchdog blasts mine report

MiningWatch Canada ‘shocked’ no charges in Mount Polley disaster Gaven Crites Free Press

A non-governmental watchdog of Canada’s mining industry is “shocked” no charges were laid in the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach. M i n i n g Wa t c h Canada released a statement following the Dec. 17 report by British Columbia’s Chief Inspector of Mines Al Hoffman who investigated the collapse of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley Mine in August 2014. The “catastrophic” spill of mining waste from the gold and copper mine operated by Imperial Metals into Polley Lake and the nearby water system received national attention as a major environmental disaster. Hoffman decided not to forward charges to Crown counsel against the mining company. He says the investigation determined the mine did not contravene any existing regulatory requirements, but its management and operational practices “failed in a number of areas.” “How can so many things be done so poorly, sloppily, or haphazardly, and result in massive damage, without someone being ‘at fault,” says Ugo Lapointe, Canadian

program co-ordinator for MiningWatch Canada. “It was not an ‘act of God’. The report makes it clear that it was poor design, poor practices, poor oversight, and misconduct on the part of Mount Polley Mine Corporation (MPMC).” The investigation and analysis was the largest and mostcomplex ever in B.C., according to the provincial government, which accepted all 19 recommendations made in the report to prevent such incidents from recurring in the future and make B.C. “a national and international leader in safety standards for tailings storage facilities.” The report determined the dam failed because the strength and location of a layer of clay underneath the dam was not taken into account in the design or in subsequent dam raises. “Other factors including the slope of the perimeter embankment, inadequate water management, insufficient beaches and a sub-excavation at the outside toe of the dam exacerbated the collapse of the dam and the ensuing environmental damage.” The report also notes the mining company “ignored or discounted” multiple opportunities to review the foundation soils, did not fully recognize and manage geotechnical and water management risks associated with the design of the tailings storage facility, and did not have an adequate water management plan in place. Lapointe says the situation doesn’t add up: the chief inspector

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District of 100 Mile House, Cariboo Regional District provide funding

Annual Grants in Aid approved

Ken Alexander Free Press

Together, the District of 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) handed out Grants in Aid to a number of South Cariboo organizations. At their Dec. 8 meeting, District councillors unanimously approved funding for 30 of the 40 applications the District

and the CRD received. The applications were reviewed at the Nov. 9 South Cariboo Joint Committee meeting. The successful organizations requested $177,940 in funding. The local governments approved $93,775 in total, with the District providing $16,975. The approved grants are included in the 2016 Financial Plan and are distributed in July each year.

Grants in Aid • 100 Mile District Arts Council – $500 • 100 Mile Festival of the Arts – $1,600 – annual festival • 100 Mile House Flying Club – $1,000 – to promote aviation in the South Cariboo and youth program • 100 Mile House Food Bank Society – $500 – purchase produce cooler

• 100 Mile & District Historical Society – $1,000 – 108 Mile Canada Day celebration • 100 Mile Mural Society – $1,500 – new mural • 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society – $4,000 – capital purchase of new trail groomer • Big Brothers Big Sisters Williams Lake - $1,000 – expand and deliver services in the South Cariboo • Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre – $700 – Youth Zone • 100 Mile Community Policing (COPS) – $2,500 – training, equipment repair, volunteer programs • Eclectica Community Choir – $500 • Deka Lake Ratepayers Association – $2,500 – boat launch improvements • Forest Grove Lions – $3,000 – Ruth Lake Park picnic shelter

• Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club - $2,500 – to fence off range • Greeny Lake – $2,000 – hall upgrades • Horse Lake Training Centre – $1,875 – flooring repairs • Interlakes Community Association – $2,400 – Rodeo and seniors programming • Interlakes Economic Association Arts Culture & Events – $6,000 – marketing and various planned events • Lone Butte Historical Association – $1,500 – continued Alice Singleton House repairs • Lone Butte Community Association-Lone Butte Rocks – $3,000 – summer event, chairs and shed • Mount Timothy Ski Society – $6,500 – equipment repairs • Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission – $4,000 – Christmas

Youth focus of awards

Outstanding youth in this region can get “During my eight years as the member of recognition with a new initiative launched by Parliament, I have been given the opportunity to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy meet with hundreds of local community McLeod. leaders who contribute to making KamloopsThe local member of Parliament Thompson-Cariboo a better place in a announced the launch of the MP Youth variety of ways,” says McLeod. Awards on Jan. 8. “I am always impressed by how many of Before April 30, people are encouraged those who are contributing to our commuto nominate a young person they believe nity are our youth. deserves recognition in the fields of “Young Canadians are heavily involved volunteerism, agriculture, science and enviin a variety of fields and often do so quietly, Cathy McLeod ronment, arts and culture, sports and caring. without a great deal of recognition. That The awards are intended for youth in is why I am pleased to establish the MP elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Youth Awards for 2016.” An independent panel will join McLeod in For more information, contact McLeod’s office reviewing the submissions to determine who will at 250-851-4991 or via e-mail at cathy.mcleod.c1@ receive each award at a formal reception in May.


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If, after reading the title to this article, you were hoping for a “tell all” story about what this politician or that realtor, etc. left in their will, you will be disappointed. Lawyers cannot reveal that kind of thing. If, however, you have never done a will before, then you might be wondering about how your wishes actually get carried out. First of all, a lawyer or notary public usually files a Wills Notice with Vital Statistics after a will is signed. No, a copy of the will is not filed with Vital Statistics but the Wills Notice contains information about where the will is located. Then, the will-maker dies. If family members cannot find the original will, they will do a Wills Search to find if a Wills Notice has been filed. The Wills Search will identify the date and location of all of the deceased’s (registered) British Columbia wills – even wills no longer valid after being replaced by a later will. Now, we get to the “who does what” question. Almost all wills appoint an executor. It is the executor’s job to see that the wishes expressed in your will are carried out. If there is no will or the will doesn’t appoint an executor, then a family member can apply to court to be appointed the “administrator.” The role of the executor or administrator is to take control of all estate assets, liquidate them where appropriate and then distribute the estate assets as directed in your will. Is the executor (or administrator) paid for their work? By law, the executor (or administrator) is entitled to be paid up to 5% of the value of the estate capital and 5% of the income earned by the estate during administration. For estates requiring more than a year to administer, a small amount of additional compensation can be paid. The 5% amounts just mentioned are maximum amounts. They would typically apply for smaller estates but a smaller percentage is usually paid to the executor of a larger estate. So to answer the question, “who” is the executor or administrator and “what” is the distribution of your property in accordance with your wishes. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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ithout a small army of 2,500 volunteers and the $6.3 million that the province spends to fund their searches, the lost might not be found in British Columbia’s backcountry. Between April and October, there were 130 more calls for rescue from throughout the province compared to the same time period last year. That creates a taxing situation on the volunteer teams and to the B.C. taxpayers who, through the province, pays 100 per cent of the costs for their searches. Rightfully, there are calls to action by outraged British Columbians who are frustrated that some of these rescues are required only because of poor planning or lack of experience, causing undue strain and drain on local and provincial resources – I share that frustration. As a trail runner, I have seen and cautioned casual

hikers, like the one I met in because of their three-inch heels and a red importance, the province is cocktail dress, that embark providing the broadest level on hikes without properly of support and the most preparing – often without amount of money annually the obvious and bare that the B.C. Search & minimum like water, food, Rescue program has ever flashlights and received. proper attire. This B.C.’s government has backcountry made supporting is full of search and rescue opportunities, a priority. We but it is not a fund 100 per playground for cent of their carelessness. operational There can be deployment consequences, costs, including Naomi not the least of the cost of every which is felt by helicopter flown, Yamamoto the selfless and every band aid dedicated folks applied, every that leave the warmth of meal and the mileage costs home, forego free time for volunteers. with their families to seek We pay for their and find those that are lost, liability and worker often throughout the dark compensation insurance, of night, only to launch help provide training and back into their day jobs equipment, and help offset the next morning, sleep administrative costs to free deprived. them up for more time on We recognize these the ground. volunteers are a valued We recognize the safety net and purposely, challenges these search and


he Site C Dam project seems to moving forward with the recent awarding of a $1.5-billion contract to main contractor – Peace River Hydro Partners – to build the dam and river diversion on the Peace River. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has said the contract price will be fixed and the contractor partners will build the main “civil works” of the dam. This will include the excavation, river diversion tunnels, intake and outlet structures, a kilometre-long earth-filled dam, a 70-metre high concrete buttress and the road network. Noting the work can proceed in winter, Bennett said he’s confident BC Hydro can stay within its estimated project cost of $8.3 billion. The construction of the Site C Dam megaproject was one of the key platforms that Premier Christy Clark dangled when she was travelling through the province during the 2013 provincial election campaign. Her mantra during the campaign was “Jobs, jobs, jobs” and “Jobs for British Columbians first.” Building the new dam on the Peace River and the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry were the two eggs from the golden goose that were going to bring debt retirement and a huge surplus fund that would secure the prosperity for generations to come. This vision of job creation and hope for a better life turned the tide for Clark and the B.C. Liberal Party. One of the concerns of both projects was there would be a shortage of skilled labour in British Columbia and there would be a need to start training B.C. youth so they could take these jobs first when the time came. These training programs softened the concerns somewhat of the slow start for the LNG development. With the slumping oil, natural gas and mineral prices, there are plenty of trained workers sitting idle and waiting in the wings in B.C. and throughout Western Canada. The mines minister has said it’s a perfect time for BC Hydro to be entering into its major contracts on Site C Dam. However, there is a snag. The BC Federation of Labour stated Premier Clark has reneged on her B.C. First promise for the estimated 1,500 jobs at the peak of the construction phase. The B.C. NDP noted the premier failed to guarantee British Columbians would be first in line for jobs. Last year, the B.C. Liberals cut a deal with Petronas to build an LNG facility in B.C. and again there was no job guarantees for British Columbians. There is something morally wrong when megaprojects are being built in this province, but the “B.C. jobs first” promise is not being fulfilled. Well, 2017 is not that far off.

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rescue teams face and that’s why the province is working closely with the BC Search and Rescue Association to explore an alternate model for funding support. Make no mistake: we’re on the same team and working for the same solutions, and we share many of the same frustrations. We recognize their challenges and fundamentally agree that changes must take place to ensure the sustainability of the search and rescue program, but a different model of funding support and recruitment is only half the solution. The other half is just as critical and it’s about personal responsibility by the recreationalist to adequately prepare before heading into B.C.’s beautiful backcountry to avoid putting yourself in jeopardy. Naomi Yamamoto is the B.C. Liberal government’s Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness.

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Paris: Christmas present for planet Earth

To the editor: China was a world leader in Paris, and is already installing wind and solar at a dizzying rate. Its current wind and solar goal, which it will likely meet or exceed over the next five years, is the equivalent of adding the output of 100 Site C dams per year, but without destroying any pristine river valleys. The state of South Australia will

meet and exceed its 50 per cent renewable energy target in 2016, a full decade ahead of schedule. The state will close its last coal power station this March, and aims to get as close as possible to 100 per cent renewable within 20 years, mostly with sun and wind. Bill Gates has pledged $2 billion of his Microsoft fortune to “bend the curve” on climate

change. He joins more than 20 other billionaires who are pledging private-sector funds to boost clean energy deployment around the world. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that present fossil fuel subsidies to be $500 billion per year. Instead of paying people to pollute, we should be investing

in clean energy that will power the economy of the future. The IEA calculates that $1 trillion per year invested in clean energy will avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Critics say that Paris is just an agreement, and one without real teeth. If countries don’t live up to their promises, there are no real consequences.

Personally, I don’t think that matters any more. Now, it’s clear that those who drag their feet will be the real losers, both economically and politically. That’s the difference this time: the world has woken up to reality. Now action is required.

To the editor: I write this letter with a heavy sadness. This past week, our community lost a bright, beautiful and inspiring light to exceptionally tragic circumstances. Many, including me, lost a dear friend upon the passing of Vesna DumstreySoos. Since she was discovered in her home on Norman Road, a man has been charged with first degree

murder. I truly hope that Vesna’s alleged assailant will not go unpunished and will get every ounce of justice our system can provide. First degree murder is a robbery. We have been robbed of a friend, a support, a beautiful bright light without any justification. Vesna’s alleged murderer robbed us all. Other than speaking to the shock, grief and unconsolable sadness that many are feeling, I am also writing to share my personal grief.

I was Vesna’s friend. I run the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society where we support women in every way we can from donations – food, emergency shelter, safety planning, counselling, legal aid and other resources. Yet, even though we were personally connected and even though I run the Women’s Centre – I did not know Vesna was at risk. This saddens me more than anything. If I had known, maybe Vesna would not be gone. I wish I could lift the suffocating fog of silence victims live in; relieve victims of the shame abuse causes; and convince the world that the passing of precious loved ones to violence is more than just a headline. Victims are people, flesh and blood. Vesna did not deserve what happened to her. Vesna was so much more than a news story. Vesna should not be gone.

I feel I remember Vesna in a way that would have made her smile, a bright inspiring light. Yet, I sadly realize thinking of her passing will also remind me there are likely other women in our community and beyond who may be facing danger in silence, not knowing

what to do or how severe that danger may be. Please help me relieve my grief by knowing I am here. I am here for you. Sonja Ramsay 108 Mile Ranch

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Local business appreciated To the editor: I am a victim service worker in Williams Lake and was called out to an accident on Dec. 28, and on my way, my tire went flat. A tow truck driver assisted and I managed to get to 100 Mile House. I stopped at Big O Tires and my tire was not able to be

fixed, so he put my spare on and did not charge me for the work done. Thanks you for your kindness; it was appreciated. You have a great business. Harriet Hird William Lake

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To the editor: Re: Inconvenient truths of climate change (B.C. Views, Dec. 3) Tom Fletcher’s latest column, a litany of classic skepticism about what’s going on in the atmosphere, is like a museum display of petroleum industry attitudes. He evidently has no shame in carrying the torch for continuing with status quo policies around energy sources and emissions. It’s no surprise because Mr. Fletcher's boss and others are betting there’s still hope for selling sludge to Asia. I notice in reading the letters from various outposts of Black Press, there are few readers buying this argument. That is encouraging for people who have their ears and eyes open to the realities of the climate situation. Bill Wells Kaslo

Avatar sequel bombs in Walbran Park on Vancouver Island. Nov. 9 announcing “autonomous action” Protest tactics are being refined. by three protesters to disrupt logging. Not Targeting just outside the boundary of their guys, you understand, just masked the vast park established 20 years ago, individuals willing to lock themselves to giant trees are named and an Avatar-style equipment or wander into a road-building narrative of unbridled greed is spoon-fed blast zone, forcing work to stop for safety to urban media. reasons. There’s a “Tolkien Giant” now, These are among the actions although I’m reliably informed that forced the logging company it is not one of those trees that to go to court for an injunction. gets up and walks around in Cast in the role of evil the Lord of the Rings movies. corporation is Teal-Jones Group, This tree is also protected a B.C. forest company trying to from logging, as are most operate in what is now the most of the poster trees used for environmentally restricted forest propaganda and fundraising. in the world. It keeps about 2,000 The network uses multiple people employed in logging and front groups. Vancouver-based its sawmills in Surrey, where Tom Wilderness Committee stages investments have been made to Fletcher urban protests and issues handle second-growth coastal news releases, while Ecojustice timber as well as what little oldlawyers fight forest company injunctions growth they are allowed to harvest. against direct actions that disrupt legal Protesters have dubbed their latest logging. An employee of the B.C. branch target, the tiny 3.2 hectare cut block 4424, plant of Sierra Club lurks, apparently “Black Diamond Grove” for media and co-ordinating media and protesters. fundraising purposes. A 1990s remnant called Friends of Teal-Jones forester Chris Harvey Carmanah-Walbran issued a statement provided me some information to counter


Avatar, the future-fantasy blockbuster that beat Titanic as all-time Hollywood box office champ, has finally been unseated by the latest Star Wars space opera. I watched Avatar on TV over the holidays for the first time since its 2009 release, and was able to see past the bombastic special effects to examine it for what it is, an anti-capitalist propaganda film. Psychopathic military commander teams with evil mining executive to blast and slaughter their way to a chunk of rare mineral, ridiculously named “unobtainium.” Giant tree, home of highly evolved Na’vi people and their delicate jungle ecosystem, is toppled for sadistic fun and profit, before nature’s collective strikes back. Canadian director James Cameron helped the global anti-development network use the movie in its celebrity attack on the Alberta oil industry. Now the story line is being employed again in British Columbia, in an effort to revive the 1990s “war in the woods” that led to the creation of Carmanah Walbran Provincial

protester claims. Block 4424 isn’t being logged, although it was permitted last fall. Protesters are targeting other operations, none of which are in the contentious Walbran “bite” area next to the park. Teal-Jones has not only received permits and worked with environmental organizations, its operations are independently certified by the Canadian Standards Association. A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted an extension of the injunction protecting Teal-Jones’ operations on Jan. 4. The judge wasn’t swayed by protesters packing the Victoria courtroom, and upheld a 50-metre safety zone around working equipment in the Walbran Valley until the end of March. A Wilderness Committee spokesman with no evident forestry qualifications was appalled. He will no doubt continue to issue news releases and write his own version for left-wing fringe publications that seek to perpetuate an urban culture of revulsion for logging. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Email: tfletcher@ Twitter: @tomfletcherbc


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Mayor gets first trim from Syrian refugee barber Coquitlam- Coquitlam, B.C., Mayor Richard Stewart was Kurdi's debut customer this week at a salon opened by Tima Kurdi, the aunt of the three-year-old boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach last September. Stewart says it seemed as though Mohammed Kurdi took comfort in using the electric trimmer and barber scissors, because they were familiar tools while he is still getting accustomed to Canada. The mayor says he was deeply honoured to receive the trim and that Kurdi was also appreciative, expressing that he wants to work in Canada and not rely on others for help. Kurdi, his wife and their five children arrived in B.C. in late December sponsored by Tima Kurdi, who has become an unofficial spokeswoman for people fleeing war-torn Syria. Youth caught allegedly using stolen credit cards KELOWNA - A 16-year-old Kelowna youth is facing potential criminal charges after police responded to a suspicious person complaint Thursday evening. On Jan. 7 at 8:29 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious male youth inside the Orchard Park Mall. Police learned that the suspect youth had entered several stores trying to purchase a variety of items using multiple debit cards. "The youth was refusing to pay unless the store offered the ‘Tap’ feature on their credit and debit terminals. An officer confronted the youth and attempted to place him under arrest for attempted fraud. The youth pushed the officer, and fled on foot," said Const. Jesse O'Donaghey. "Civilian bystanders attempted to stop the youth from fleeing, however were unable to stop him. The officer and mall security personnel caught up with the youth outside the mall." The youth actively resisted arrest, and was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of additional police officers. During his arrest he allegedly uttered threats towards police and turned combative. During transport the young man also caused damage to a marked police vehicle.

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A little bit, yes. It definitely influences buying things across the border and also the market I would imagine.

Yes, I am. If the dollar is low there’s problem with work, with mining and oil.


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Property assessments likely up slightly

Most owners of more than 245,000 properties throughout northern British Columbia have either received, or will soon receive, their 2016 assessment notices,

which reflect market value as of July 1, 2015. “The majority of residential home owners within the region can expect a slight increase, compared to last year’s

Welding spark ignites fire 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue received a call to West Fraser Mill around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 10. Fire chief Roger Hollander says West Fraser mill staff initially extinguished most of the fire, but some of it made its way into the walls of the structure. However, 100 Mile House firefighters were able to quickly locate and suppress the remainder fire in the walls. 108 Mile Ranch and Forest Grove volunteer fire departments were requested to attend for water support. Hollander says the fire started as a result of welding taking place inside the building, which ignited the wall components. “No one was injured at this incident and the mill was able to re-open shortly after.” Fire-Rescue vehicles returned to the fire hall around 9 a.m.

assessment,” says deputy Assessor David Keough. Most home owners in the Northern B.C. region will see changes in the zero to plus 10 per cent range. However, there are some home owners that will see an increase higher then 10 per cent while others will see a decrease.” Commercial and Light Industrial property owners in the region will see a similar increase in the range of zero to plus 10 per cent.

Overall, the Northern B.C. region’s total assessments increased from $57.3 billion in 2015 to $59.5 billion this year. A total of almost $1.4 billion of the region’s updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and rezoning of properties. BC Assessment’s Northern BC region encompasses approximately seven per cent of the province stretching east to the Alberta border, north to the Yukon

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Northern B.C. Region 2016 property assessment notices mailed out From A11

BC Assessment has launched a newly enhanced website at that includes more details about 2016 assessments, property information and trends, such as lists of 2016’s top most valuable residential properties across the province. The website also provides self-service access to the free online e-valueBC service that allows anyone to search, check and compare 2016 property assessments anywhere in the province. “Property owners can find a lot of information on our website including answers to many assessment-related questions, but those who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2015 or see incorrect information on their notice, should contact BC Assessment as indicated

on their notice as soon as possible in January,” says Keough. “If property owners are still concerned about their assessments after speaking to one of our appraisers, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by Feb. 1, for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel.” The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and typically meet between Feb. 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. The closest Northern BC Region Assessment office for South Cariboo residents is located in Williams Lake at #202-350 Barnard Street; Williams Lake, B.C.; V2G 4T9 During January, office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or online at

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The first bottle drive of the Canadian Mental Health AssociationSouth Cariboo’s (CMHA-SC) activity program was so successful, the group has decided to keep it going. “We started the bottle drive in September to benefit the Loaves & Fishes Shoebox Program,” says CMHASC activity worker Kathy Provost. “Our clients were looking for a way to give back to the community, and this was something we could all do.” The program provides toys for local children and the bottle drive raised $602. They also received some new toys, a cash donation, knitted hats, and a local dentist

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Barbara Nowell, left, and Kathy Provost posed with the toys purchased for the Loaves & Fishes Outreach Shoebox Program. More than $600 was raised by the Canadian Mental Health Association-South Cariboo’s bottle drive.

donated toothbrushes and toothpaste. The success of the bottle drive prompted the CMHA-SC to keep it going in order to provide funds to take its clients on a trip next summer,

Provost explains. “We thought this was a good way to raise money for a program that will benefit our clients.” Bottles can be dropped off at the CMHA-SC office at

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The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) annual IceFishing Derby is on Feb. 6. Weigh in will be at Access #12 (Burgess and Julsrud roads) from dawn to 2 p.m. Refreshments are available on the ice. All tickets cost $6. Prizes to three places, for each of kokanee, lake trout and rainbow are awarded on the ice as soon as possible after 2 p.m. There are a lot of door prizes even if you don’t fish. Ticket holders must

contact numbers. • Kids Space meets 3-5:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC). • Knotty Ladies Appliqué Group meets from noon-3 p.m., Jan. 18. Call 250-593-4070

for the venue or for more information. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Jan. 18 at ICC. • Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jan. 20 at ICC.

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The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary members posed for their annual photograph at their Dec. 9, 2015 Christmas party.

be present to win a prize. The DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary will draw for the annual Kay Neil Memorial quilt at the derby. Outhouse races On Feb. 7, the Interlakes Economic Association holds its

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Safeway fundraiser for Food Bank nets more than $1,200

Watson: ‘Community has its eyes open for those in need’ Barbara Roden Free Press

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A two-week fundraiser for the local Food Bank, which was sponsored by the 100 Mile Safeway store at the beginning of December, raised more than $1,200 for food hampers to help local families.

Dipak Ranchod, left, Dr. Neetha Vithalal, Supreeta Ranchod, local Safeway store manager Sean Watson, Bernice Williams, assistant store manager Steph Kostiuk, and Danny Williams posed with some of the food hampers purchased with the $1,200 donated to the annual Safeway fundraiser for the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society.

About $500 of that amount was donated by the Ranchod fam-

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Open Mic Night Jan. 22 Local musicians are welcoming more performers and spectators to an Open Mic Night at the South Cariboo

Movie Theatre on Jan. 22, starting at 9:30 p.m. A variety of acts are welcome to take the stage. Entrance is by

donation. A sign-up sheet is available at the movie theatre on Birch Avenue.

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Poker The last monthly poker tournament was held Jan. 9 at Elaine’s Poker Palace (the name given to the garage where the games are held) with only 10 players. The winners were: first, Ken Freed; second Vic Popiel; third, Karen Brown and fourth, Heather Lawson. The next tournament

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wanted some way to give back to the community,” says Safeway manager Sean Watson. The 100 Mile House Food Bank provided a list of its most-needed items, such as pasta, canned vegetables and Kraft Dinner. Each hamper was valued at $5 retail, but Safeway donated the goods at

cost, which means each hamper contained $6.50 worth of staples. Safeway runs two fundraisers for the Food Bank each year: one at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas. Watson notes that in the past, the Christmas fundraiser has run for three weeks, but this year, Safeway received $200 more in donations than last year despite the shortened time span. “I want to say a big thank you to everyone for their support. This community always has its eyes open for those in need. It never ceases to blow me away, the generosity of this community.”

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

• Jan. 14-Feb. 6 – Traditional Crafts in 2016, featuring the works of the South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners and Fibre Artists Guild, will be presented at the Parkside Art Gallery at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays. There will be an open house on Jan. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. • Jan. 14-16 – The PSO Theatre Troupe presents Nicholas Nickleby at Martin Exeter Hall (behind the Red Coach Inn) in 100 Mile House. Show times are 7 p.m. every day with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 16. Tickets are $10 each ($12 at the door) and they are available at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School, Didi’s Boutique and The Bicycle Tree Eatery & Espresso Bar. • Jan. 17 – 108 Mile Ranch pianist Anna Betuzzi, who is preparing to take her Grade 10 level piano and Associate Diploma test, will be performing at a concert at the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship Church (CCLF) at 108 Mile Ranch at 3 p.m. For more information, call Ginny-Lou at 250-395-3555. • Jan. 19 – Anyone interested in performing or helping with the Vagina Monologues performances, which will be held at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House on Feb. 26-28, can contact Meg Kennedy-Gunn at meg@ for information on the first meeting on Jan. 19, starting at 6 p.m. All benefits will go to non-profit community supports. • Jan. 20 and 27 – Eclectica Community Choir’s new season starts on Jan. 13 and will be taking registration at the 100 Mile House United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave., at 6:30 all three nights, followed by rehearsals. All voices welcome; no audition necessary; ability to read music not required. Info: http://100milearts. com/eclectica-choir.html • Jan. 22 – Open Mic Night at the South Cariboo Movie Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Entrance is by donation. The stage is open to a variety of acts. Sign-up sheet is at the movie theatre. • Jan. 28 – The annual Grad Hockey Game will take place at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Grad Raffle Tickets are $5 and are available at the 108 Mile Esso station, Western Financial Group in 100 Mile and from any grad student. The draw will be held during the hockey game. • Jan. 29 – The Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night 2016 will be held on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House from 5 to 9 p.m. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. • Jan. 29-31 – Cariboo Challenge Sled Dog Race (Home of the Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race) will be held at the 108 Mile Heritage Site. Jan. 29: Mushers meeting and social event will take place at the 108 Resort; public meet and greet. Jan. 30-31: sled dog racing, no fees, start time 9 a.m. Jan. 30: Cariboo Challenge Sled Dog Dinner/Auction; 108 Resort, happy hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 and auction at 7. For more information, go to



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Donex donated sheepskins to local Hospice Society

Medical sheepskins help Hospice clients prevent or recover from bed sores Ken Alexander Free Press

Donex Pharmacy and Department Store recently donated two full-sized medical sheepskins to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society. Tracy Haddow, 100 Mile Hospice program director, says she is very thankful to Donex for donating the sheepskins to the society and all the

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Donex Pharmacy and Department Store manager John Mix poses and 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society program director Tracy Haddow posed with a sheepskin that Donex recently donated to the society for the use of patients who have restricted mobility.

support the local store gives to the community on an ongoing basis. Medical sheepskins can significantly increase comfort for patients who have restricted mobility, Haddow explains.

“Sheepskin has natural resilience and provides gentle flexible support, which can significantly reduce the risk of, and ease the discomfort caused by, bedsores.” She says wool con-

Eclectica Choir swings into a new season

Barbara Roden

CD and take it home so they can practice. The choir is open to people of all The Eclectica Community Choir ages, Hooper notes. is gearing up for its spring season “We’ve had members as young as 11 and organizers hope to have and as old as 80-something. new members join their ranks Quite a few of the teenagers now that rehearsals started on we’ve had in the choir have Jan. 13. gone on to careers in music “Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. and the theatre.” every Wednesday night, but The fee is $25 for the seafor the first three rehearsals son, which culminates in a in January, we’re having a regmid-May concert. The choir Barbara istration session at 6:30,” says then breaks for the sumHooper Barbara Hooper. mer and rehearsals for the It’s an opportunity for anyChristmas concert start in one interested in joining the choir September. to come along and try it out, she “It’s a wonderful way to spend explains. time with other people. And learning “You don’t have to be able to read something new, like music, is good music,” she says, adding accompanist for our mental health. Donna Forward records all the pieces “We laugh a lot at rehearsals the choir will be performing. because we’re having so much fun. Members are able to purchase the You come away feeling energized.” Free Press


tains masses of tiny air pockets so it “breathes” unlike man-made fibres and the air movement encourages healthier blood circulation in the body. The wool wicks away moisture helping a person maintain a more comfortable body temperature – neither too hot nor too cold, Haddow adds. “Bedsores can be a

grave problem for people who are required to sit or lie in one position for long periods of time. The suffering of someone not fully mobile can be increased by bedsores, friction irritation, chilling and sweating.” John Mix, Donex Pharmacy and Department Store manager, says the store was happy to donate the sheepskin blankets to the local Hospice Society. “We like to support the community and anything we can do for the community is great.” Mix notes Donex Pharmacy and Department Store supports all community groups in anyway they can – by donating items for raffles and other fundraisers. “Some of these groups don’t have a lot of money, but they all play important roles in the South Cariboo, so Donex likes to support the community in any way it can.”

Belly Dance Classes 100 MILE HOUSE: Beginner Class

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10-week session starting Wed., Jan. 20 • 7 - 8:30pm Location: Lone Butte Community Hall, Hwy 24 Cost: $75.00

For more information and registration call: Kerri: 250-706-2368 or LeAnne: 250-706-9089 or email: Come out and enjoy fun, technique, choreography and a great, low-impact work out!

The 100 Mile Food Bank Society wishes to send a heartfelt Thank You to all Community and Business donors who generously helped make the 2015 Turkey Day and Christmas food, clothing and toy distribution a success. Your kindness is felt across the South Cariboo Region. Thank you. From the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society Volunteers, Board and Staff

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INTERLAKES q The Beginners Bridge Group will meet this Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. and will continue every Friday at the Interlakes Community Centre. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Information: call Sheila at 250-593-4869. 100 MILE q The BC SPCA 100 Mile House & District Branch is holding a meeting at the Ramada Inn on Jan. 17, starting at 11 a.m. There will be an important discussion about the annual Cupcake Day fundraiser. Newcomers welcome. For more information or to volunteer, leave a message 250-395-5303. INTERLAKES q The Interlakes Lions will meet Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and will continue to meet every

first and third Monday at the Interlakes Community Centre. Information: call Harry at 250-395-0877. 100 MILE q The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held in the multi purpose room of the South Cariboo Health Centre, 555, Birch Ave., (behind 100 Mile District General Hospital), on Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. Info: call Philip at 250-395-3925. INTERLAKES q The fitness classes will meet on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. and will continue every Tuesday of January at the Interlakes Community Centre. Weekly cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Information: call Sheila at 250-593-4869. INTERLAKES q The Carpet Bowlers will meet on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday at the Interlakes Community Centre. Cost is $3 a week. Information: call Rose at 250-593-2344. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies

Auxiliary meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room at the South Cariboo Health Centre at 555 Cedar Ave. (behind the hospital) on Feb. 3. There will be a potluck lunch, with meeting, starting at 1 p.m. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Mina at 250-791-6750.

donations from the general public. For drop-off information, call Debbra at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250-3955155, or Loaves & Fishes Outreach at 250395-2708, or the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre at 250395-4093, or the 100 Mile Food Bank at 250395-3923.

108 MILE q StrongStart at Mile 108 Elementary School is free, so drop in and play when the school is in session. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.noon. For information, call the school at 250791-5221 or text Jackie at 250-706-7226.

100 MILE q The Family History Centre at 93 Mile is open by appointment only Monday to Friday – daytime or evenings – to all who wish to search our records for their ancestors. Please call Marjorie for an appointment at 250395-3390. Lots of free websites, microfilms, and books.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (researching family history) meets the third Tuesday of the month at the 100 Mile House Branch Library at 1 p.m. New members are welcome. For information, call Millie at 250-395-2079.

FOREST GROVE q The Walking Group meets at the Forest Grove Fire Hall every Monday at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Information: Doris at 250-397-2238.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for non-perishable

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In an age when almost everything is mass-produced far from where we live, there is real pleasure to be had from enjoying the handcrafted efforts of people close to home. From now until Feb. 6, area residents have such an opportunity. The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners, and Fibre Artists Guild are holding its “Traditional Crafts in 2016” exhibition at the Parkside Art Gallery at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Lori Frame says the guild currently has 30 members who work in many different techniques, including lace-making, knitting, quilting, fine weaving, embroidery, crocheting, macramé, and quilting.

the weaving days to give it a try.” The show is made up of items that no one has seen before: either recently completed pieces, or ones that have not previously been shown publicly. Some of the items are also for sale. Frame says there are three things they want the display to do: show that the techniques are still being practised; get people connected to the guild if they’re interested; and show off some of the beautiful creations. The exhibition also shows all the steps involved in making some of the items, from raw material to finished product, she adds. “People often don’t appreciate the work that goes into creating these things. The more people understand how they’re made, and the effort that goes into them, the more they’ll appreciate why they cost more than mass-produced items.”



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“There’s lots of interest in felting at the moment,” Frame says, adding the exhibition features needle and wet felting, as well some 3-D felted items. Felting workshops will be held during the exhibition, with those interested able to sign up at the Parkside. There will also be spinners at the gallery every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., demonstrating their craft and letting people try their hand at it. “People sometimes bring spinning wheels they have at home,” Frame says, adding the spinners can often tell where the wheel came from and whether it is, or can be made, operable. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 29 there will be weaving demonstrations, and a loom or two for people to try out, Frame notes. “There’s at least one class of students coming by on one of

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Welcome back Austin Turner


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The 100 Mile House Wranglers are welcoming back a big piece from last season's lineup with a big weekend coming up against their two top rivals in the Doug Birks Division. At the Jan. 10 trade deadline, the Wranglers added to the roster Austin Turner, a 19-year-old, two-way player from Terrace, who had 36 points in 50 games last season, including 10 power play goals and two gamewinning goals. Turner was playing defence this season for the Terrace River Kings of the Central Interior Hockey League. Coach Dale Hladun says Turner is a smart player that can play both defence and forward and improve the Wranglers' power play. Turner also holds the record for least penalty minutes in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season (zero minutes in 50 games in 2014-15). “Austin knows our team so it's an easy fit. He knows the billet system and he knows our community. I think it's fantastic we got him.” The Wranglers can make one more roster addition by Feb. 10. The local KIJHL club has clinched a playoff spot for the third consecutive year. They're currently neck and neck with the Kamloops Storm at the top of the division with the Chase Heat on their heels in third place. The Wranglers host Kamloops on Jan. 15 and meet the Heat in Chase on Jan. 16. “We could end up first place or fighting for third,” says Hladun, emphasizing the importance of the upcoming games. “It's playoffs again

An atom house league hockey team sponsored by the 100 Mile House Free Press won two games and lost one during a Super League weekend tournament in Williams Lake, Jan. 8-10. The local team was edged by Quesnel, 5-4, and beat Williams Lake, 13-6, and McKenzie, 12-1. The roster includes Ethan Davison, Cody Plewes, Brandon Kostiuk, Carson Huryn, Lee Koch, Megan Holyk, Sarah Balbirnie, Lucas Zucchelli, Cameron Scott, Ash Edwards, Elias Moore, Devon Wisdom, Vanessa Betschart, Emily Tinney, Max Kalmakoff and Kurtis Porter.


The 100 Mile House Wranglers brought back Terrace talent Austin Turner at the trade deadline. The local Junior B hockey team hosts Kamloops on Jan. 15 and heads to Chase on Jan. 16.

this weekend. The boys are healthy. The boys are hungry.” Ryan Friesen put home the gamewinner in a 2-1 win against the Princeton Posse in 100 Mile House on Jan. 8. A 16-year-old from Williams

Lake, Cody Swan, assisted on the play in his first KIJHL game. Defenceman Jaydon Gilding also picked up an assist on the gamewinning play. Alex Meeker, from Tate Page and Gilding, scored in the first

period for 100 Mile House. Michael Lynch, a veteran forward, took player of the game honours filling in on the point for the Wranglers. Goalie Adam Derochie made 29 saves in the win.

Sled dog races around the corner A popular sled dog race event is likely to return this month to the South Cariboo after last year's cancellation for lack of snow. The 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race is set for Jan 30-31 at the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site. A musher's meeting (Jan. 29) and banquet (Jan. 30) have been moved to the 108 Resort. The organizing committee is looking for


volunteers. The event will see races in a number of categories, including 10-dog, six-dog, four-dog, junior and skijoring. Kicking off the race festivities is the return of Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night to Birch Avenue with community games and celebrations on Jan. 29. Visit www. cariboochallengesleddograce .com or visit Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night on Facebook for more information.

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The 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race is set for Jan 30-31 at the 108

Mile Ranch Heritage Site.

This weekend will see the return of one of the premier curling events in the South Cariboo. The 100 Mile House Curling Club is hosting its 2016 Men's Bonspiel, which will see over a dozen teams, Jan. 15-17. Members of the public are welcome to come to the rink to watch some good curling and cheer on the hometown teams.

SKI CLINIC The 100 Mile Nordics are enjoying a great winter of outdoor activities at the 99 Mile Hill Ski Trails and are hosting a skating technique clinic on Jan. 16. The clinic with instructor Gary Carlson is designed for adult skiers with some experience. The time is 9:45 a.m. to noon and the cost is $30. Pre-register by email at carlsong @ or by phone at 250-3952063.


Forman earning his spot

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A local hockey talent is embracing the latest stride on a rewarding path that's taken him from minor hockey in 100 Mile House to junior hockey in Saskatchewan and into the competitive American collegiate system. Reece Forman, 21, is playing on a partial scholarship in North Dakota for the Minot State University Beavers, winners of the American Collegiate Hockey Association championship, a national title, in 2012-13. Forman played for the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League from 2013 to 2015. Forman received straight As in his first semester. He's studying criminal justice with the goal of becoming an RCMP officer one day. At the Christmas break the Beavers were the No. 1 ranked team in the ACHA and had a team record of 19-0-1. The road trips throughout Saskatchewan were long indeed, but travel is even more extensive with the Beavers. Ice time is more competitive and school comes first. It's a world where players have to worry about grades and homework, not just hockey. And Forman, speaking while back home in the Cariboo

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Reece Forman of 108 Mile Ranch is playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association this season with the No. 1 ranked Minot State University Beavers while he studies criminal justice in North Dakota.

on Christmas holidays, really seems to be enjoying all aspects of his new life stateside. "It's definitely the most fun I've had probably in my life so far," says the 6 foot 3 defenceman. "The hockey is really good. It's like junior hockey, but a bit different of a style. And I'm really liking what I'm learning in criminal justice." The Beavers are just past the midway point in their 36 game season. Through 17 games, Forman has a goal differential of plus three. He's tallied three goals, four assists and 26 penalty minutes. What's different about hockey in the U.S. collegiate system is its less physical than junior

hockey in Canada and there's some more skill on display, Forman explains. "There's a little more room on the ice and people get to show off what they're capable of. In junior, it's a little more hitting, a little more hard hockey. You have a little bit more room [in college hockey] so you have to make smart plays. You can't turn the puck over." He's asked about the travel involved and he has to chuckle a little. It's quite long, he says. The team's already had one flight to Arizona and they have another flight booked to Virginia. The rest of the time they're on the bus. They just got back from Colorado (a 14-hour

ride) and Nebraska (13 hours). "But it's cool. We get to see a lot of the States. A lot of places I never thought I'd be able to go." The Beavers have a large roster. There's about 30 guys on it and the coach can only dress 20 or so each game. A lot of guys are sitting out every night. Forman, as a freshman, really has to fight for his spot in the lineup. He doesn't seem to mind that at all either though. In fact, he's pretty straightforward when he says: "You got to earn your spot. I like that."

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The purpose of the lake aeration program is to minimize fish mortality associated with reduced oxygen levels during the winter months on lakes at high risk. During periods of operation, the aerator units will create areas of open water and weak ice. The BCCF would like to remind residents to stay away from safety fencing placed around the aerators. Please direct questions or comments regarding aerator operation to: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Williams Lake (Cariboo) 400 - 640 Borland St. Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T1 Telephone: 250-398-4530 Facsimile: 250-398-4214

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The 100 Mile House blind curling team placed third at the West Coast Blind Curling Association 2016 Provincial Play Downs in Kelowna, Jan. 9-10. In Draw 1, Kelowna beat 100 Mile House, 12-2. In Draw 2, Vancouver edged 100 Mile House, 9-8. In Draw 3, 100 Mile House edged Prince George, 9-8. Draws 2 and 3 were tied at eight points at the start of the eighth end with both opposing teams having the

Prince George finished fourth. This outcome was identical to the 2015 provincial competition held in 100 Mile House last year. The final total points earned 100 Mile House a spot at the Western Blind Curling Association 2016 Championships, to be held in Saskatchewan,

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Skip Jim Vinson and the 100 Mile House blind curling team placed third at the West Coast Blind Curling Association 2016 Provincial Play Downs in Kelowna, Jan. 9-10.

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The Bicycle Tree hosted second annual movie night to benefit Women’s Centre

Around 30 people wearing pyjamas and comfy clothes enjoyed watching the Christmas classic movie, The Polar Express, at the Second Annual Christmas Family Movie Night on a big

screen at The Bicycle Tree Eatery & Espresso Bar in 100 Mile House

on Dec. 11. The event was a fundraiser with all proceeds

– more than $200 and around $500 worth of food donations – going

to the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre, which serves women in 100 Mile House and area. Meg Kennedy-Gunn, one of the event organizers, says the evening was a “great” event, with all of the children receiving a gift. This event is all about celebrating the holiday season, coming together and seeing a great Christmas film – fun for all ages, says one of the organizers Meg Kennedy-Gunn. “We are all incredibly grateful to all who participated through donation of time, items, and space. Small acts of kindness can make a ‘big’ difference!”

purchased from coorganizer Lori Cleave at Western Financial Group in 100 Mile House. First prize is an Alaskan cruise valued at $3,000, and second prize is one night’s accommodation for two, plus three meals and spa services, at the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. The package is valued at $700. Third prize is a threemonth membership and personal training service at Action Fitness, while

the fourth prize is a $250 Safeway gift card. The winners will be announced at the hockey game, which starts at 6:30 p.m. There will also be gift baskets drawn for at the game, and a raffle for two tickets to a Canucks game plus $350 spending money. Entry to the grad-teacher game is $5 at the door, and raffle tickets are $5 each. The grad class will continue its fundraising with other events

throughout the winter and spring, including face painting at the Cariboo Challenge at the end of this month, and a fashion show in April. However, the big raffle and hockey game

are one of their most popular events. “People can expect a fun game,” says Cleave. “There are a lot of rookies out there, so it can be pretty comical. But it’s all in good fun.”

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There was a great turnout for the Second Annual Christmas Family Movie Night in 100 Mile House on Dec. 11. Families and friends wore comfy clothes and enjoyed The Polar Express while collecting food and funds for the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society.

Hockey game and raffle raise funds

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One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the grad class at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is underway, and will end with the always popular grad–teacher hockey game on Jan. 28. Tickets for the grad raffle, which are $5 each, are now being sold, and are available from any member of the grad class. They can also be

World Snow Day celebration Staff and volunteers at Mt. Timothy Ski Area are inviting the public to join communities around the world in celebrating FIF International World Snow Day on Saturday (Jan. 16). Nancy Green Ski League members will be hosting fun races for children; members of ski patrol will be offering demos and displays; there will be many prizes to be won throughout the day; and lift tickets will be discounted 15 per cent. “It’s to celebrate and intro-

duce people to all the great snow sports out there,” says Angela Sommer, Mt. Timothy ski patrol volunteer and patrol instructor of why Mt. Timothy is participating in World Snow Day. “For me personally, I think we have six months of winter so we might as well find something fun to do outside while it’s snowing.” Sommer adds many other fun activities are being planned and will be announced at the hill on Saturday.

Canada’s “True North” on display The 100 Mile Flying Club is hosting a slide show depicting aerial photographs of remote western and northern landscapes on Jan. 23. The public is invited to the presentation, titled “Exploring Canada’s True North”, at the 100 Mile House Airport. It will feature images captured by pilot Jack Dekens from the air over Northern British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Cake, coffee and tea will be served at

3:30 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. The event is a 100 Mile Flying Club fundraiser. Admission is $15 for adults. Children 12 years old and younger are free. “Our club member Jack Dekens has a big taste for adventure,” says club president Frank Schlueter. “[He] set out and got his pilots licence, bought a Cessna 172 aircraft, and spent six weeks and 16,000 kilometres flying, not across, but around Canada.”

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Obituaries NICHOLSON Lillian Edna 1925 – 2015

The family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Lillian Edna Nicholson of Kamloops, B.C. Lillian passed away in Williams Lake at the age of 90. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Riverbend Senior’s Community in Kamloops. Donations to a charity of your choice can be made in memory of Lillian. La Prairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with the arrangements (250) 398-9100


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Wesley was a loving son to Shannon and Wayne and brother to Rebecca. He left us unexpectedly in his home while living in Prince George, BC. Wesley loved everyone he met, as they did him. He enjoyed all life had to offer from hanging out with friends, camping, fishing, hunting, 4x4-ing, gatherings around the fire, to his newest chapter in life with a new job, settling in and finding more adventure. He truly was the light of our lives and will never leave our hearts. WE LOVE YOU WESLEY! Wesley is survived by his Mom, Dad & sister Becca, Grandfather Al Karman, Grandparents Brad and Mya Keefe, Aunt Shelli (Ken), cousins; Madolyn, (Brooke), Lisa and Rachel, Uncle Brad (Marlene) and cousin little Maya, Aunt Cathy (Bert) cousins; Krista (Alex/James), Kate-Lynn (Cody), Rachel, Aunt Gail (Ron), Uncle David (Audrey), and many more great aunts, uncles and friends. There will be a memorial service honouring Wesley’s life on Jan. 16, 2016, at 12:00 pm at the Watch Lake Community Hall, 6453 Green Lake North. Doors open at 11:30 am with a reception to follow. ~Carhartts and camo welcome~ May your draws be filled, May your bullets shoot straight, May your hooks catch fish, May your gears shift easy, And may the mud never slow you down! 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements 1-877-595-3243. Condolences can be sent to the family care of

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Around the South Cariboo


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Six patients were involved in a three vehicle MVI on Horse Lake Road just east of Toomey Road at around 10:20 a.m. on Jan. 7. 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue assisted ambulance staff with the removal and care of patients and some were transported to hospital with various injuries. Horse Lake Road was closed for a short time following the incident.

Vic Popiel, left, Susan Wheeler, Kathryne Cunningham and Sherry Balachanoff posed for the presentation of a $200 bursary provided by the 70 Mile & Area Community Fund Society recently.

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Martina Dopf, on behalf of the 100 Mile House Free Press, presented 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre Society executive director Sonja Ramsay with a $353 donation on Dec. 16.

On Jan. 9, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grads Adele Halper, left, Mikayla Mosher and Leanne Varney held a bottle drive fundraiser for the Dry Grad. They raised $337.75 and Brad Pattison is matching the amount they made.

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Green Lake Snowmobile Club members were out on Jan. 9 grooming area trails for club members and other sledders. Club volunteers maintain about 91 kilometres of trails and try to groom 50-60 km a week as weather conditions permit.

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Nominations open for B.C. Community Achievement Award

Three local residents are among the past recipients, looking for more Barbara Roden Free Press

Do you know someone whose contribution

provides a benefit to the which was established by the community; someone who provincial government to goes above and celebrate excellence beyond in the course in community serof their work or in vice, enterprise, arts, the hours they spend and the humanities. volunteering? Nominations If so, then that are being accepted person can be until tomorrow nominated for a (Jan. 15). The nomB.C. Community ination form can Lori Achievement Award. be found at www. Fry The awards have bcachievement. been presented com/community. since 2003 by the B.C. Contributions are recogAchievement Foundation, nized in a wide number of

areas, including arts and culture, sports and recreation, environment, health care, education, community volunteerism, and youth or seniors’ leadership. Three residents of the 100 Mile House area have received the award: Donna Barnett in 2005; Lori Fry in 2009; and Werner Heine in 2012. Fry says she had no idea she had been nominated until she received a call from Government House

one Sunday afternoon, informing her she would be receiving the award. “It was quite a shock. I had to keep quiet about it for three weeks until the official press release came out.” The ceremony at Government House was a unique experience for her. “My mother lives on [Vancouver] Island, and she was able to drive down to be there. I think it was even more exciting for her than for me.”

Although the award is prestigious, Fry admits receiving it was humbling. “Volunteer work has led me down so many paths, and I know there are many people out there doing so many wonderful things. The award challenges you to keep your nose to the grindstone and help others. “You don’t need an award to know you’ve worked hard, but it’s nice to be recognized.”


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n Los Angeles at the world premier of the new blockbuster movie, The Revenant, Grace Dove stood on the red carpet between two of Hollywood’s favourite leading men, Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio, cameras flashing, and the beautiful young Shuswap actress, luxurious hair spilling over the shoulder of her shining blue dress, looked every bit the movie star. In the last two months, the Canim Lake Band member who grew up in Prince George and studied acting in Vancouver, has gone from near anonymity on

television to the pages of the New York Times and to the big screen in movie theatres across the world after landing the life-changing role of DiCaprio’s character’s wife in the recently released big budget western thriller. Filmed partly in British Columbia and Alberta, The Revenant was directed by Academy Award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, 21 Grams) and is said to be a likely frontrunner in the 2016 Oscar race. Grace was in correspondence with the 100 Mile House Free Press recently while spending time with her family in B.C. during the holiday season. Grace’s grandparents are Sandy

and May Archie and her parents are Martyn and Georgina Syme. She has two older brothers, Joseph and Thomas. Georgina, her mother, grew up in Canim Lake, the small First Nations community near 100 Mile House. “I am so grateful for my Secwepemc heritage and the ancestors who guide me in my day-to-day life,” says Grace, in response to a question about her history in this part of B.C. Looking back on her youth, Grace says she has always been a performer and comfortable in front of the camera. She booked her first TV show, Splatterday, on CKPG in Prince George when she was 11, and Grace adds she knew then that she had found her

life’s ambition. After that, she continued working with the TV station as the “Fun-chaser,” a community reporter, along with many theatre projects along the way. Her parents asked her to graduate from high school before pursuing her journey to Hollywood, and she obliged. After attending acting school in Vancouver, she auditioned regularly for a number of years without success before booking her current TV show, UnderEXPOSED, an action-adventure sports series that has a new season coming out this month on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Continued on B3



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Students and staff sang their hearts out at the Forest Grove Elementary School Christmas Concert on Dec. 16. The concert was faithfully supported by the audience.

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Forest Grove Elementary School principal Shawn Nelson and Peggy Reed welcomed approximately 200 community members who came to see the students and staff perform the Christmas concert on Dec. 16. All classes – from StrongStart to Grade 7 – performed songs, poems and plays for

close to two hours, with Marg Huber providing piano accompaniment. Maria, Katharina and Theresa Wetzig sang a German song, while Marianne Van Osch recounted her story, Pennies from Heaven, and Lucia Hensey outdid herself with a piano solo.

New Year’s Eve party After some technical difficulties, Just Steelin’ got underway and rocked the New Year’s Eve to the audience’s great delight. All tables at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #261-Forest Grove were taken and the party went on until 2 a.m.

School news The Second Annual Christmas Gifting was held at the school Dec. 17, with all items donated by staff, parents and local residents. Students were allowed to pick items for a family member or two, while teachers and volunteers were at hand to help wrap and label

Yoga sessions There are now four opportunities to participate in a one-hour yoga session at Forest Grove Legion on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., Continued on B4



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Dove remembers roots

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When the audition for The Revenant came along, Grace says she used the tools she had been crafting over those years to land the part. “Working on this high level production made me better in every way, as a person and as an artist. Alejandro believed I had what it took to play with some of the most recognized actors of our time, so I had to believe in myself and stand grounded in my moccasins. “To work alongside Leonardo DiCaprio is such an honour, and I have nothing but gratitude for his mentorship. He is truly amazing at what he does, and his

work encourages me to continue towards my dreams.” Looking ahead, Grace says 2016 is going to be a huge year. She is currently finishing Season 4 of UnderEXPOSED, which is set to air in 2017. “I already have other opportunities in the works; I’m just waiting for the right script. I have no doubt I will continue working hard and saying yes to my dreams.” Grace also has a message for all the youth in the Cariboo: “Don’t let anyone tell you something isn’t possible.” “Most often people didn’t believe in me as much as I did and that didn’t stop me. Be persistent and get out of your own way. The

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Ice rink ready for skaters

and at the community hall on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Koko Shie at 250-397-2867

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Ice rink The ice field on Bakken Road (two lots over from the Legion) is once again up and running – cour-

tesy of Cole Abrams and Richard Bergen – and open for everyone to enjoy. A fire pit, benches and parking are available, but please bring your own firewood and fire-starting sup-

plies, as well as a shovel. Local volunteers cannot always keep up with clearing the area.

Calendar • The Forest Grove & District Recreation Society is in the process

of organizing its Second Annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance at the community Hall on Feb. 13. Riding Shotgun’ will be playing the night away. More details to follow.

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Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/ MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1100 Alward St. Prince George, B.C. V2M 7B1 or Ph: 1-800-811-5664. OR 565 10th Ave. W. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4 Ph: 1-800-663-2524 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 1589 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 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: 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2 The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 250-791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Rd., 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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3 BDRM duplex in Forest Grove. $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. $350 DD. Immediate occupancy 250-397-2754.

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CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can

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