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New Year’s baby has arrived New Year’s baby from 1986 has New Year’s baby daughter in 2016

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Ayla Racine is 100 Mile House’s 2016 New Year’s baby. She was born six pounds, seven ounces and 19 and 3/4 inches on Jan. 13 Parents Adam and Kassandra Racine reside in Forest Grove. Kassandra is a nurse at 100 Mile District General Hospital, where Ayla was born at 8:52 a.m. Adam is a heavy duty mechanic at Gibraltar Mine. The couple has a five-year-old son, Coby, who attends kindergarten at 100 Mile House Elementary School. Kassandra thanked the great staff in 100 Mile House for the great care the family received. “We are so happy that we were able to have our daughter here in 100 Mile House in our hospital in our own community. It was a surprise as we didn’t find out what we where having. Adam was thinking girl, our son was thinking boy, and I was completely unsure. We are overjoyed by her addition into the family. The grandparents were stating, not so much guessing, it would be a girl, so they are all over the moon.” Coby is very excited his baby sister has finally arrived too, and he’s already a big help, Kassandra adds. “He is a very proud big brother to his little sister. After she was born, he had to take a picture and head

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Parents Adam and Kassandra Racine and big brother, Coby, welcomed 100 Mile House’s New Year’s baby Ayla to the family at 100 Mile District General Hospital on Jan. 13.

to his class to introduce the teacher and class to his sister.” The couple moved from Logan

Lake to Forest Grove in 2007. Interestingly, Adam was also a New Year’s baby. He was the first

baby born in the Logan Lake/ Kamloops area in 1986.

Supreme Court to hear union appeal

government stripped the teachers’ collective agreement by legislation, BCTF president Jim Iker says. “In 2011, the BCTF won at the BC Supreme When the Supreme Court of Canada decided it Court when that legislation was declared unconstiwould hear the British Columbia Teachers’ tutional. That decision was never appealed. Federation’s (BCTF) appeal of last year’s However, the government enacted another decision by the BC Court of Appeal on piece of legislation that was substantially Jan. 14, it gave the teachers union one similar in 2012, which we again challenged more opportunity to have staffing levels in court. reinstated. “In 2014, there was a new decision at the The country’s high court will hear BC Supreme Court that ordered restoraunion’s appeal of last year’s decision by the tion of the stripped language. In 2015, the MURRAY BC Court of Appeal, which ruled the B.C. BC Court of Appeal overturned the 2014 HELMER Liberal government didn’t violate bargaindecision, but that ruling did not affect ing rights with its 2002 legislation that teacher’s bargaining rights won back in changed class size and special needs support in 2011.” public schools. Education Minister Mike Bernier released a This ongoing case dates back to 2002 when the statement in response to the Supreme Court of Ken Alexander Free Press

Canada’s decision, which, in part, read: “We’ve always said that the BCTF’s application to have their case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada is part of the democratic process. We are confident in our legal position and appreciate any further guidance the court may provide.” Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Association (CCTA) president Murray Helmer looked at the parallel between this decision and the legal road the British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU) travelled. “Historically, when the nurses did their own appeal of the similar contract gutting by the government, it was upheld in the BC Supreme Court and then was overturned in the BC Court of Appeal.” Continued on A4


Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

Around the South Cariboo

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Local curler Bill Todhunter, left, welcomed three generations of his family – Sheldon, Kroyden and Colten – as a curling team in the 2016 Men’s Bonspiel at the 100 Mile House Curling Club on Jan. 15-17.

Audience members Chris Watkins, back left, assisted Andrew Bright of the Panic Squad and John Peters, front right, assisted Elijah Tadema, as the players could only move with help from volunteers during a portion of the stand up comedy and improve show at Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) in 108 Mile Ranch on Jan. 14. The two-hour fun was sponsored in part by Food for the Hungry.

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Kris Dobyns, left, Shelly Morton, Kathy Stocks, Cheryl Christianson and Bev Harris enjoyed a drumming session put on by Jeffrey Newman at the South Cariboo Community Planning Council (SCCPC) holiday celebration luncheon on Dec. 17. SCCPC executive co-ordinator Marna Forsyth says around 20 people attended and networked during the luncheon at the 100 Mile House United Church.

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) student Luke Jewitt had quite a bit of trouble walking along the line in the physiotherapy room at 100 Mile District General Hospital on Jan. 14. Jewitt was one of many Grade 10 PSO students who were trying to walk while wearing the “drunk goggles” during the P.A.R.T.Y. program, which helps make teenagers think about making safe choices.

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Drama students at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School rehearsed for months and put on a great stage production of the Charles Dickens novel, Nicholas Nickleby, at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House, Jan. 14-16.

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DiCaprio wore locally tanned hide Local buffalo ranch provides hides and skulls for The Revenant

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ranzi Karlen-Ng and her brother, Rudy Karlen, were a bit surprised when they got a phone call in the summer of 2014 requesting their ranch – XH Buffalo Ranch on Green Lake South Road – supply some buffalo hides and skulls for a movie. The callers were the set and wardrobe directors for the Hollywood blockbuster, The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, with Grace Dove, who has roots with the Canim Lake Band, playing his wife. The Revenant grabbed (best movie), DiCaprio (best actor) and Alejandro Inarritu (best director) at the recent Golden Globe Awards. Rudy, owner and operator of the 250 head buffalo ranch, was beside himself with excitement when he watched a trailer on TV and saw DiCaprio wearing the hide he had tanned himself. “We were pretty excited when we saw it. We didn’t know it was going to be DiCaprio; we thought it was going to be some Mickey Mouse movie. “When I saw it was DiCaprio, I said, ‘What’? For us, it was pretty cool.” Rudy says they selected around 12 of their best buffalo hides and an equal number of skulls, and someone came to the ranch and picked them up. “The skulls were different than our hides as they wanted skulls on the damaged side a little bit, which we don’t really have, so we tried to pick the ones that didn’t

turn out quite as beautiful as the other ones.” Rudy’s mom, Elisabeth, says she believes the skulls were going to be put in a pile as part of a set decoration. He notes DiCaprio was wearing a hide in the photo he has seen, and Elizabeth had heard he wears one like a coat and another one is used for a covering for something like a tent. Rudy says he is proud about the fact he tans the buffalo hides naturally and by hand. “We raise the buffalo naturally – no hormones or antibiotics – and it’s the same for the hides. You can sleep on it and put your baby on it; there’s no harsh chemicals in it.” He adds they don’t have a smell like some commercially made hides. A few weeks ago, another call came in from a major motion picture studio. “Our buffalo hides may be used in a movie where a Cro-Magnon tribe has to flee the impending ice age.” The XH Buffalo Ranch is across from the Sunset View Provincial Park on Green Lake, and lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of the herd grazing in the lower field during the spring, summer and fall. XH Buffalo Ranch was founded in 1991 by Hans and Elisabeth Karlen who moved from Switzerland to build their dream buffalo ranch. It has more than 250 animals that are grass-fed and raised as naturally as possible. Animals are sold by the side during the winter months to customers all across British Columbia.

FAST bytes TAKE out GARBAGE A common complaint is coming from residents either living around or using area lakes that people are ice fishing on the lakes and leaving their garbage, including cigarette butts when they leave. The litter, which includes cans, bottles, paper, plastic and broken chairs and other equipment, will drop into the lake when the ice melts. Ice fishers are asked to take their garbage back with them for the sake of the environment, other fishers and the fish.

NEW GHG ACT British Columbia’ new Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act went into force on Jan. 1, ensuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the province will have an emissions cap making them the cleanest in the world. The new act combines several pieces of existing greenhouse gas (GHG) legislation into a single legislative framework. The act includes the ability to set a GHG emissions intensity benchmark for regulated industries, including LNG facilities.

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Rudy Karlen, owner/operator of XH Buffalo Ranch on South Green Lake, stands by one of the buffalo hides he tanned by hand and without the use of harsh chemical. Behind him are some are the skulls he also prepares for sale. Skulls and hides from the ranch were used during the making of the Hollywood box office smash The Revenant.

Fatal collision closed Highway 97 Two-vehicle crash claims one life near 70 Mile on Jan. 19

One driver was killed and another driver was taken to hospital following a major motor vehicle incident (MVI) that closed a section of Highway 97 between 100 Mile House and 70 Mile House for most of the day on Jan. 19. The collision happened around 8:15 a.m. and involved two vehicles on a four-lane roadway about 20 kilometres north of 70 Mile House. There was one occupant in each vehicle. The deceased was in the northbound vehicle, which


crossed over into the path of the southbound vehicle, according to police. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to hospital and that person’s condition was unknown. RCMP members from Clinton and 100 Mile House were on scene of the MVI. A collision reconstructionist from Kamloops and an Ashcroft Traffic Services investigator were brought in to examine the scene.

The highway was reopened at around 3:30 p.m. The detour route took drivers from 70 Mile House to North Green Lake to 83 Mile and out to Highway 97 at the bottom of Mount Begbie. 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue were paged to the scene, however the page was cancelled as one of its members was on scene just minutes after the collision. There was no entrapment with either vehicle. Its sole member assisted the ambulance crew with medical care.

NEW PROGRAM The province is calling for nominations for a new awards program celebrating the athletic achievements of Aboriginal youth. Nominees will be scored on athletic achievement, leadership skills, commitment to higher education, and for recognition as community role models. Nomination forms are online at https:// aboriginalsportbc. Nomination forms must be completed in full. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 29, 2016.


Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

Teachers to learn new curriculum

Two new curriculum implementation days added to school calendar

British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has directed the province’s school boards to add two days of noninstructional time to the 2015/16 school calendar for curriculum implementation. Therefore, School District #27 (SD27) trustees passed a motion at the Dec. 15 school board meeting

to add two curriculum garten to Grade 12 over implementation days the next three years. to the 2015/16 school The new K-12 curcalendar. riculum maps These days out what teachwill be used to ers teach and address new what students curriculum, are expected to says schools learn. superintendent While it Mark Thiessen. focuses on the Mark The new basics of readThiessen curriculum ing, writing implementaand arithmetic, tion days are scheduled the new curriculum for Feb. 22 and May teaches these basics 16. Students will not be in a way that students in attending school on also learn the colthese days. laboration, critical The education min- thinking, and commistry is introducing unications skills new curriculum for all needed to succeed after students from kinder-

BCTF continues to fight 2002 gutting of collective agreement From A1

He adds the BCNU took it to the Supreme Court of Canada and it was accepted, and nurses ultimately won. “The track record seems to be about the same in the BC Court of Appeal to not uphold things of the BC Supreme Court. I guess things that have a broader nature as far as labour relations and the ability of governments to strip collective agreements catches the eye of the Supreme Court of Canada.” Helmer says he was “pleasantly surprised” it was taken on by the country’s highest court. “They have heard similar cases, and so I guess at some point, they say they’ve already dealt with something like that. Obviously, they felt there was something to this issue that probably hasn’t been visited by the Supreme Court.” Helmer says he thinks it’s a good sign and there’s still some possibility that some resolution can come from the appeal. The CCTA president says the BCTF has 30 days to submit its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Then there is a timeline to see where the

Supreme Court can fit it into the schedule, Helmer says, adding it could be up to a year or more. “If we don’t get it done with the month, then we lose that opportunity. At this point, I’m sure we’re well prepared to be meeting those timelines....” Regarding an impact in British Columbia’s classrooms, Helmer says teacher will be carrying on as normal. “Right now, there’s nothing compelling school boards to put the services or the class size limits in that the contract language, which had been removed, was requiring them to do.” He notes School District 27 is operating with larger classes than we would normally and with less non-enrolling support – counsellors and teacher librarians – than we would have had under that language. “It will continue to be that way. Districts are working with the funding that they’re getting from the government.” Helmer adds a successful appeal would compel the government to have more money put back into education.

high school. The new curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 9 is available for teachers to use this year on a trial basis before being fully implemented next school year (2016/17). By 2017/18, the entire kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum will be used throughout the province. Folks can find more information about B.C.’s new curriculum on the SD27 website at and on the education ministry website https://curri




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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, January 21, 2016

Matt Bailey happy to get off mountain


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When Matt Bailey left for his first run at the Mt. Timothy Ski Area around 9 a.m. on Nov. 16, the 27-year-old skier had no idea he would be getting off the mountain 2 a.m. on Nov. 17. The Lac la Hache resident spent a miserable 16 hours on the mountain before he was rescued. Matt says he got a couple of runs in and was headed up for a third run around 10 a.m.,but when he got to the top, the visibility was extremely poor from the fog and the blowing, heavy snowfall. “I probably hiked out farther than I should have with the conditions being the way they were that day.” Matt, who knows the mountain pretty good, notes that when he got off the chairlift, he hiked along a snowmobile trail to a power station where he usually starts skiing down through the cutblock. When he came out of the bush, Matt says he wandered a bit too much to the right rather than going straight through and coming out at the ski runs. When Matt realized his mistake, he tried to backtrack and followed his tracks to a point where he couldn’t climb up the hill anymore. “The snow was so deep, I was in one spot trying to swim up the hill. I was paddling behind me, but I wasn’t getting anywhere.” Matt says he had no choice but to keep traversing the side of the mountain until he could find a section that he could climb up. “Instead of going over the right side of the mountain where the ski runs were, I went over the backside.” Matt says he now realizes he was heading towards Forest Grove. Matt’s father, Rock, says he knew something

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Rock, left, and Matt Bailey were both happy Matt was rescued by South Cariboo Search and Rescue members after a harrowing 16 hours on the backside of Mount Timothy near Lac la Hache.

was wrong because Matt didn’t come back for lunch. Around 12:30 p.m., Rock told the Ski Patrol he thought Matt was missing. The Ski Patrol started a search and the manager called the 100 Mile House RCMP for assistance. Meanwhile, Matt says he made a bough bed and hunkered down for a couple of hours in the late afternoon when the wind, snow and fog were at their worst. “When I felt the cold set in, I got up and started walking again before I got too cold.” It was around this time (3 p.m.) when Rock phoned Matt’s mother,

Barbara Goodliffe, in Williams Lake to give her the news. Barbara says she immediately called her husband, Stephen, and his son, Devon, who took a helicopter to search the active ski area, but with daylight failing, they had to call the search off. Matt says he heard the helicopter, but he couldn’t see it. Barbara says she headed to Mt. Timothy and waited anxiously for Matt’s return. Val Severin, South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SAR) avalanche responder, says they received a callout at 3 p.m. and responded with 15 members – five

with snowmobiles and the remainder with snowshoes. Severin says the Mt. Timothy staff was extremely helpful. “Everybody was ready to pitch in and help out. We really appreciated it.” After a detailed search of all the ski runs, and through a process of elimination, she says they determined Matt was likely out-of-bounds or on the other side of the mountain. “So we expanded the search with the snowmobiles and covered around the backside. We happened to cross his tracks, which was lucky given the wind was covering things really fast.

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Mentoring Program starts up

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The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake (BBBSWL) In-School Mentoring Program started in 100 Mile House in mid-January, and mentoring co-ordinator Kira Mitchell is excited to see the project up and running. It’s been a long time coming,” she says of the program, which has been in the planning stages for six months. “To see it actually happen, and start up,

is wonderful. I’m proud elementary school. The and honoured to be day and time of each introducing the meeting is program to the determined by community.” the students Ten matchinvolved, based es have been on their class made between schedules. mentor stuThe mentees dents in grades were selected 9 through based on recKira 12 at Peter Mitchell ommendations Skene Ogden from the school Secondary School, principal and staff, and mentee students Mitchell explains. in grades 5 through “They’re children 7 at 100 Mile House who need a supportive Elementary School. older role model who Each pair meets for can help them bridge one hour a week at the the transition to high

school, and navigate the culture and expectations of high school. “The mentees benefit from that extra one-to-one support, which helps them build self-esteem and selfconfidence.” Mitchell will do three formal check-ins with the mentors between now and the end of June. “I ask how the relationship is progressing, what activities they’ve done together and how they’re managing their time.” The mentoring co-

Philip May facing attempted murder charge

Trial date set for Supreme Court in Williams Lake on Feb. 1 Ken Alexander Free Press

Philip Thomas May of 100 Mile House made a Supreme Court appearance in Williams Lake on Jan. 5 for jury selection.

His next appearance, which will mark the beginning of his trial, will be in the same courtroom on Feb. 1. May is facing several charges – attempted murder, as well as firearms, threats and motor vehicle offences – after the 100 Mile House RCMP received a “man-in-distress” callout and responded to a residence on the 93 Mile Loop Road on May 31, 2014. When police arrived at the scene, a 39-year-

old 100 Mile House man had been shot and a suspect was identified. RCMP went to a Lone Butte residence, identified the suspect being in the home and surrounded it while waiting for backup. The suspect bolted

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ordinator is also pleased she will be able to do formal check-ins with the mentees – something that isn’t always possible. “It will give us a wellrounded perspective of the program.” Three students are on a waiting list to receive mentors, and Mitchell says she hopes to be able to accommodate them before the cut-off at the end of February. Any young adult in the community is eligible to be a mentor and anyone interested can call Mitchell at 250-3955155. “If we’re able to get more mentors, we’ll have no problem finding mentees.”

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Half of accused in Abel Lake grow-op bust didn’t show up for court Six men face production of a controlled substance, possession for purpose of trafficking charges

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Three of the six men charged with production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking didn’t show up in 100 Mile House provincial court on Jan.12 and warrants were issued for their arrest. Chilliwack residents Cameron Krajnyak, Douglas Middlemiss

and Robert Webster failed to appear before the judge. The charges were laid following a marijuana grow operation bust at 5190 Abel Lake Rd. on June 17, 2015. According to the June 18 police report, the RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at the residence just before 10 a.m. Police discovered a large marijuana grow operation and a small lab for the manufacture of butain honey (hash) oil. The RCMP seized around 50 pounds of drying marijuana bud, 491 high-yielding pot plants, several firearms and more than $7,000 cash, as well as a pickup truck and a quad, according to the report. Another Chilliwack resident, Richard Poudrier, was ensnared

The South Cariboo Sustainability Society Invites everyone interested in sustainable community living Cariboo style - to its Winter Film Series

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Thursday, January 28 at 7 pm Community Employment Centre 808 Alpine Ave, 100 Mile House

After HOME and the Earth from Above series, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s A Thirsty World, examines the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions difficult to reach and rarely filmed. Against a backdrop of world population growth and unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet

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in a co-ordinated growop bust involving RCMP members from 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Lower Mainland. Poudrier, who has four additional firearms charges relating to the firearms seizure during the bust, missed his scheduled fingerprint and photograph date on Nov. 10 in 100 Mile House, but it has since been rectified. Further police investigation determined Ryan Delorme of Chilliwack and Shawn Parkins of 100 Mile House were involved, and were charged accordingly. All six men are scheduled to appear in 100 Mile House provincial court on Feb. 9. Delorme will elect the mode of his trial and Parkins will fix a date for his trial.


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With oil prices plummeting, 100 Mile House residents saw price of a litre of regular gas dip down to just under $1 on Jan. 19. Gas around this area hasn’t been this low for a long time, and consumers have been wondering why it has taken so long to happen.

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FREE drop-in and play! All families with children up to age 5 welcome! 100 Mile House Elementary School Monday to Friday ~ 9-noon Thursday Night Dinner 4-7 Call the school at 250-395-2258 or for days, text Tammy at 250-395-5321 and for dinners, text or call Elke at 250-706-2481. Forest Grove School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 8:30-11:30am Call the school 250-397-2962 or Sheila 250-397-0011 Horse Lake School Tuesday ~ 9-noon Wednesday Night Dinner ~ 4-7 Call the school 250-395-4572 or text Kristina 250-706-8294 Lac la Hache School Wednesday ~ 9-noon Call the school 250-396-7230 or text Jennifer 250-318-8486 Mile 108 School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9-noon Call the school 250-791-5221 or text Jackie 250-706-7226 100 Mile House Kindergym at the Community Hall Downtown Thursday ~ 9:45-11:45

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Standing pat

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his past fall, British Columbia students and teachers continued to prepare for success in a changing world as classrooms began phasing in new curriculum that will make B.C.’s worldleading education system even better. The new curriculum still focuses on the basics - reading, writing and arithmetic. But those are being taught in a way that students also learn the collaboration, critical thinking and communications skills they need to succeed in our changing world. Teachers, students and parents all benefit when learning becomes more flexible. If your child is passionate about space travel, starting a business or producing videos, teachers can tap into that passion and help students build their learning around it. Our education system is

already recognized as one of expect to see? For one, the top 3 internationally. students are increasingly Why do we need to learning by doing, with change? In part, because more opportunities for technology is transforming hands-on experience. There the way we live and it’s is also new content, such changing the as Aboriginal way kids learn. perspectives With information weaved at the press of throughout all a button, the grade levels education system and updated that worked for standards in math us years ago is and sciences. not as effective I’ve toured as it used to be many schools for today’s young throughout the Mike learners. province and it’s Bernier With labour encouraging to stability in the see innovative classroom, teachers and parents expect us to focus students already benefiting on making sure their from the new curriculum, children have the skills for example: they need to thrive in • Cafeterias being used college, university and the as collaborative classrooms workplace. We continue to as students teach each work with the BC Teachers’ other how to code for apps Federation and other and computer programs educational partners to proving learning happens phase in new curriculum anywhere, any time. and support teachers. In September 2016, What changes can you K-9 curriculum will


he B.C. Liberal government gained a lot of praise from environmental groups on Jan. 11 when it stated it would not support Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion project until the province’s five conditions were met. Kinder Morgan wants to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to British Columbia's Coast and it would lie mostly along the existing right-of-way for the 1950s pipeline, which would allow the company to dramatically increase the amount of heavy oil it pumps to Burnaby and exports overseas. The provincial government stated it would continue to evaluate Kinder Morgan’s ability to meet the five conditions the B.C. Liberals announced in 2012 before it would support the proposal. The conditions were well thought out and definitely aimed at protecting British Columbia from environmental disasters through spill prevention and response programs. The first condition called for the successful completion of the environmental review process, which means receiving the National Energy Board Review Panel recommendation that the project proceed. The province also wants assurance the company would have world-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines and shipments. The B.C. Liberals also want assurance Kinder Morgan would provide world-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines. It was these last two conditions that garnered support from Sierra Club BC. The environmental group congratulated the Christy Clark government for recognizing the serious threat to the B.C. economy, the environment and the climate posed by Kinder Morgan’s proposal. Sierra Club BC went on to speculate the province’s five conditions “cannot and will not ever be met.” The fourth condition showed the B.C. Liberal government’s recognition that First Nations communities have to be included in development projects that affect their way of life. The province insists the legal requirements regarding aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities, information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project. Finally, B.C. has to receive a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed heavy-oil project that “reflect the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.” In the end, the fate of this project is in the hands of the new federal Liberal government, but the B.C. Liberals continue to make a stand.

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move beyond this year’s introduction and be implemented in all B.C. school districts. Also, this coming September the new grades 10-to-12 curriculum will be available for teachers to use on an optional basis. In September 2017, the full K-12 curriculum will be in place. We all have a role to play - parents, teachers and education partners. The work we do today will have a lasting effect for decades. Imagine what today’s students could be doing five, 10, 20 years from now. The curriculum is changing so young people get the best education possible, so they, in turn, can help support growing communities. B.C.’s continued strong, economic growth and fiscal discipline means we can return dividends that make a real difference for B.C. students and parents. Mike Bernier is the B.C. Education minister.

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Alternatives offered for megaprojects

To the editor: The Concerned Professional Engineers (CPE) is a group of registered professional engineers with significant experience in the design, construction, and operation of bulk export marine terminals in Canada and around the world. As professional engineers, we understand Canada’s oil industry requires an export route through Canada’s Pacific Coast in order to transport valuable product to global markets. However, we also understand that

these megaprojects – pipelines, terminals and tanker shipping routes – pose significant risks to the safety of our natural environment. In our opinion, an independent, science-based review and oversight process is required to ensure the success of these projects while risks are kept at a minimum. We believe the National Energy Board (NEB) has failed in its responsibility to implement such a process, particularly for the Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain projects.

As intervenors in the review of the first project and as commenters for the second, we witnessed firsthand the flaws in their process. We are alarmed at the number of critical issues left unaddressed. Our recommendations are that alternate locations for the marine terminals must be considered for both Northern Gateway and Trans Mountain. For Northern Gateway, moving the terminal from Kitimat to Prince Rupert or to Port Simpson would eliminate the need for supertankers

to navigate 220 kilometres of narrow fjords in the pristine Great Bear Rainforest. For Trans Mountain, moving the terminal from the Burrard Inlet to Roberts Bank, would provide a clearer route to the open ocean and allow for larger vessels to be used, reducing the number of vessels travelling this route. These alternatives have been proposed to the NEB, Enbridge and Kinder Morgan many times, and have been disregarded without a thorough review or response.

We recently put in a request to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assess how the NEB reviews these megaprojects in hopes that information be made available to the public. Canada is uniquely situated to take advantage of its tremendous endowment of petroleum resources, while ensuring the preservation of its environment for all Canadians. We hope that the new government will consider our proposals. Brian Gunn CPE spokesperson, Campbell River

South Cariboo people most welcoming

To the editor: My family and I are recent residents to the 108 Mile Ranch and we moved here to retire after visiting friends here. For over 50 years and nearly 40 for my wife, we lived in Yellowknife and grew up within a great community filled with close friends and family. Slowly but surely, Yellowknife grew into a city and all that comes with that. We found we still had the close friends but no longer had the small-town amenities we used to enjoying. In addition to that, months of darkness and -30 to -40 C was taking a toll on our enjoyment of outdoors. Just starting the car was becoming more like work. The final straw so to speak was the cost associated with living in -40 C. It is a tough pill to swallow


year in and year out. We visited 100 Mile House area in 2014 and again this past July, and after an extensive tour of British Columbia, decided this was the area we wanted to settle in. We made the move on Nov. 1, 2015 after putting in an accepted offer on a house in 108 Mile Ranch. We could not be happier with the house, the price, the realtor, the weather and the views. The topping, however, has been the people, and the level of service and acceptance we have received in the community. All of our neighbors have been the most welcoming people we have found anywhere and they all immediately made us feel part of our little community. The shop keepers and stores have all provided us with the best

service found in any town or city. From the day we arrived, we’ve had nothing but a positive experience and have never been made to feel more welcome.

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Watch your tax bills, assessments

To the editor: If property assessments take a rise in property values, the mill rate from the previous year should be lowered or stay the same. This is not happening. What is happening is that when property assessments go up in value, municipal governments are raising the mill rate. That is wrong and taxpayers are paying too much on their property taxes. Property tax formula is assessment value times mill rate, divided by 1,000. For example if the tax assessment is $500,000, the calculation is $500,000 x mill rate divided by 1,000. In 2015 if the mill rate was six, the property tax would be $3,000. If this assessment went up to $550,000, keeping the mill rate the same as in 2015, the property tax would be $3,300.

Raising the mill rate to 6.5 would make the property tax at $3,575, so in reality the rule of thumb, is never raise the mill rate when property assessments are on the increase. Another rule of thumb is before paying your tax bill, check all of the assessments on the street you live on to compare your property to your neighbour’s property assessment. You will find some big surprises, letting you know that you are paying your taxes in July on bogus tax assessments. This information can be found on line under Evalue on the B.C. assessment site, or in your local library. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

Things that are going well in B.C. works out to $300 a year for a ground-breaking research. medical technologist and $346 for a Outside the urban regions, where retail teacher. sales and real estate mainly drive the Health-care costs are rising less economy, sunny ways are harder to find. dramatically. That should ease the crisis The mining and natural gas sectors are in atmosphere at provincial and federal the grip of a slump in commodity prices, health ministers’ negotiations over the with more temporary mine closures funding formula, taking place expected. this week in Vancouver. The forest industry is being Health Minister Terry Lake helped by the low Canadian announced last week that the dollar and a steady recovery province is increasing funding in the United States economy, for a promising program in and tourism is expected to cancer research, using genetic have another strong year as analysis to improve targeting for Americans take advantage drugs to treat the hundreds of of a discount on visits to B.C. different cancers diagnosed in Central 1 Credit Union broke British Columbia patients each down the regional employment Tom year. numbers for B.C. in 2015, and Fletcher The B.C. Cancer Agency’s found job growth in every region new director, Dr. Malcolm except the Cariboo. Moore, oncologist Dr. Janessa Laskin and Province-wide employment grew 1.2 Dr. Marco Marra, director of the agency’s per cent last year, ahead of the national Genome Science Centre, described a rate. That may not sound like much, but world-leading centre of research that compared to Alberta’s oil-dependent is reaching out to specialists and their economy, it’s pretty good. patients across the province and attracting Construction of a new dam on the Peace international funding and talent for River is expected to ramp up this year,


n the early days of this new year, readers have advised me to do several things. I’ll go with one that seems relatively painless, embracing the “sunny ways” of our new federal government and seeking optimism in these fragile times. For starters, we have a building boom going on in the southwest. Here in Victoria, cranes dot the skyline as new residential-commercial projects emerge from bedrock, and hardhats are mostly on construction workers, scratched and backwards, rather than shiny and forward on politicians. Shipyards are busy, with Royal Canadian Navy work and cruise ship refits to reduce their emissions, plus work on ferries, tugboats and barges. Most of the activity is private investment, much of it in a hot housing market. Surrey has just recorded its second-highest total for building permits in history, a value of $1.46 billion nearly matching the prerecession peak of 2007. Thousands of provincial employees get a small raise in February, based on stronger than forecast economic growth in 2014. It

bringing workers home from Alberta, and the federal government is planning to fasttrack its promised infrastructure spending to create work across the country. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett was in Toronto last week to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange with B.C. mining industry representatives. Not much sun on mining stocks these days, but Bennett’s sales pitch to an investor luncheon included reference to two more mines under construction in northwest B.C., the province’s Pacific Rim trade advantage, and revenue sharing with First Nations that is attracting attention of other provinces. The Conference Board of Canada has forecast that B.C.’s economy will “lead the country by a wide margin over the near term,” with unemployment declining in 2016. We’re at the mercy of global forces, but things could be a whole lot worse. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail: Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc


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Pyjama-clad bandit robs Sahali liquor store KAMLOOPS - Kamloops Mounties are searching for a pyjama-clad bandit who held up a Sahali liquor store on Sunday (Jan. 17) night. Cpl. Cheryl Bush said a man walked into the Liquor Depot at Summit and Springhill drives at 10:35 p.m., pointed a firearm at two employees and demanded cash. He took cash and cigarettes and left in a white SUV-type vehicle. Bush said no employees were injured during the holdup. The robber is white, in his mid- to late 20s and weighs about 165 pounds. He was wearing red, green and black plaid pyjama pants, a black jacket with the word “Mountain” on the back in white letters, black runners with white soles, black gloves and a black mask. Looking out for abandoned cats KELOWNA - Concerned cat lovers tentatively joined forces last year to discuss the growing number of feral felines living in dangerous circumstances throughout the Central Okanagan. And last weekend, they took the first real step toward humanely solving what they have deemed a "cat crisis." The Okanagan Cat Coalition—comprised of volunteers from the Okanagan Humane Society, the Kelowna SPCA, The Responsible Animal Care Society and Alley Cats Alliance—held their first training workshop on cat foster care, humane trapping, medical treatment and building shelters for outdoor cats, said coalition volunteer coordinator Romany Runnalls. The skills gleaned in the workshops will help the coalition in its efforts to trap, neuter, vaccinate and release/rehome cats they've targeted—all techniques used successfully in cities around the world to reduce feral cat populations. Runnals explained that the coalition has spent the months since they first formed to map the cat populations from Winfield to Peachland, and they've found there's an estimated 700 in the region. Colonies can be found anywhere from rural fields, alleyways, or just on the fringes of a suburban neighbourhoods. In upcoming weeks, the skills the 45 volunteers gleaned at the weekend training session will be put to use, as they want to get a jump on the problem before breeding season really gets underway.

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The future. I would go to the 2020 Grey Cup.

I would go to the future and see how my kids are doing. I have four kids and I would like to see what they made of themselves.

I would go to the past. I would want to see the dinosaurs. I think they’d be pretty cool.


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“When we found the fresh tracks, we split the snowmobiles so some followed the tracks and the others leap-frogged ahead to come in ahead of him. We kind of corralled him and the ones on his tracks made con-

tact with him, got him warm, dressed up and on a sled, and hauled him out of there.” Matt says he could see the lights of the snowmobiles and heard the engines revving when they were at the peak on the other side of the mountain, but then he

didn’t hear or see anything for the next five or six hours. “When they found me, the first thing I saw was snowmobile lights coming through the bush and I could hear their voices. I started yelling, so they would know where I was.”

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100 Mile House RCMP and emergency crews responded to this motor vehicle incident (MVI) on Highway 97 near Doyle Road in Lac la Hache on Jan. 15. Police said road and weather condition played a role in the MVI.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 51 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls. Conditions difficult On Jan. 15, 100 Mile House RCMP

and emergency crews responded to a twovehicle incident on Highway 97 near Doyle Road in Lac la Hache. The male driver of a Ford Escape was travelling north on Highway 97 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went into the south-bound lane and hit the concrete barrier. The Ford Escape was

then impacted by a Ford pick-up truck, the driver of which was unable to avoid the collision. Two people suffered minor injuries and were transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital. Road and weather conditions are believed to be contributing factors to this motor vehicle incident.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

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A big item of concern for Lone Butte is the constant, year-round speeding of traffic through our small community. Speed limit signs are posted and regularly ignored. Last year, while I was weed whacking on the corner of Netherlands Road, two large rigs

had to slow down rapidly for cars turning left, both sounding their air horns. This is specially dangerous in the winter, as Heather Nelson told of a recent experience where she witnessed a small child having difficulty walking to the bus stop past speeding traffic early in the morning. Additionally, there are many hidden driveways that emerge on the highway. This all combined with speedy traffic and icy roads are a bad combination for all communities, no matter how small. Please slow down!

Good turnout There was a good turnout of 20 members for the first Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association meeting of the year at the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) on Jan. 12. The first big event in the early stages of planning is an early Spring Dance. It is tentatively scheduled for the LBCH on March 12, with the popular music of Mark Allen. Party planning Lone Butte Rocks (LBR) is once again in its early planning stage with the first meeting scheduled for the LBCH on Jan. 26, start-

ing at 7 p.m. The tentative LBR date this year is July 9. Please come and be a part of the planning for this annual free family fun day, which keeps getting bigger and better every year. Sad passing Condolences are extended to Anna Granberg and family over the passing of Norman Granberg. Lone Butte lost a true pioneer and Hall of Fame hard-working cowboy. Celebrations Happy birthday wishes are extended to Lona Scott and Ken Schmidt.

Braille ‘a very valuable language’ Barbara Roden Free Press

For almost 200 years, people who are blind or have low vision have been able to read and write using braille. It’s a tactile alphabet system of six dots in a three-times-two grid used to represent letters, numbers, and symbols. It was invented in 1824 by 15-year-old Louis Braille who lost his sight in childhood but wanted to be able to read and write like other children. He created a system that would allow him to do both, and changed the lives of millions in the process. Every year Jan. 4 – the birth date of Louis Braille – is designated as World Braille Day. However, does the system that he invented still have relevance in the 21st century, with all the technological advances that have been made? “There are mixed opinions about that,” says Lori Fry, National first vice-president of the Canadian Council of the Blind. “Some say it’s just as important as ever in this world of technology, while some say it’s dying out.” She notes that braille has adapted to new technology. There are software programs that convert text to braille, and braille printers that can be hooked up

to computers. In the past, braille had to be punched out by hand. Fry frequently refers to braille as a language, and says she definitely feels that it’s one. “I’ve never regretted

taking it.” It’s not just “language” that can be translated into braille: mathematics, music, and computer programming can all be written and read in braille.

Louis Braille’s second revision of his system, in 1837, is the first binary form of writing in the modern era, says Fry. “It’s still a very valuable language and used around the world.”

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The Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute (WLDWI) Annual Christmas Bake Sale held on Dec. 18 at the Cariboo Mall was a huge success.

At the end of the day, they made $535. The WLDWI would like to thank all the hard working bakers who donated baked goods, the volunteers for their hard work and the generous buyers. All proceeds from the bake sale will be sent to the BC Children’s Hospital. AGM slated The Watch Lake/ Nor t h Gre en Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s

Honour Roll students recognized The following 100 Mile House Elementary School students are on the Honour Roll for maintaining a B average in language arts, math, science and social studies: Ethan Davison, Joey Reichelt, Sienna Lamarche, Ashton McGuire, Ben Pickering, Nolan Ritchey, Emily Ried, Ali Saito, Klaudie Slosarkova, Carmen Wilson, Ty Butler, Alex Hutchins, Kylie Paddison, Alyssa Price, Dana Quintal, Raven Searls, Vanessa Shearer, Nicole Alex, Brook Anderson, Kelsey Cleave, Solomon Jensen, Morgan Wood, Haylie Johnstone, Riley Koch, Leandro Lang, Jessica Menning, Brant Nasby, Katie Pickering, Wrenn Yano, Miriah Anderson, Ashton Chretien, Liam Guimond, Sarrah Harras, Kevin Loiselle, Aden Mattheis, Israel McLelland, Ethan Mori, Brooklyn Storz, Sarah Balbirnie, Emma Donnelly, Denis Hoople, Holly Johnston, Marcus McLelland, Ava Pettman, Nelson Swann, Megan Balbirnie, Hailey Bucknell, Noah Geerts, Amy Jordaan, Rachel Klassen, Colin Ross, Lucas Barton, Savannah Bell, Ryan Chamberlain, Darlyssa Chretien, John Jordaan, Sarah Robinson and Jason Watkins.

(WLNGLVFD) annual general meeting is scheduled for Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Watch Lake Community Hall (WLCH). Agenda items will include president, secretary, and treasurer reports, fire chief ’s report and elections of directors. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served. WLGLA AGM The annual general meeting for the Watch Lake/Green Lake Association is scheduled for Feb. 17 at the WLCH. The social is at 7 p.m. and the meeting

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

Cowboy Concert promises to be great

By Mark McMillan On Feb. 13, folks you can enjoy a three-hour

concert of some of the best family oriented western entertainment

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Wesley Harditsy will provide some great old-time fiddle tunes at the concert.

to choose from – a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. performance. The shows are the same and people can go to either one for $15 per person. Alan Moberg, Wesley Harditsy, Bernadette Ducharme, and Frank Gleeson will be the entertainers this year. (Jason Ruscheinsky and Leslie Ross will not be playing as was noted in the photo caption on page A16 of the 100 Mile House Free Press.) Alan is known for his songs about British Columbia, including the theme song for the Williams Lake Stampede and the Ashcroft Rodeo song. Frank is known as the fastest and funniest cowboy poet around and he will no doubt have the audience in stitches. Bernadette is an upcoming singer/song writer with a great voice.

She is compiling songs from some of B.C.’s favourite cowboy poets like Bruce Rolph and Mag Mawhinney. Wesley is a guy that everyone wants to hear ... with some good old fiddle tunes! He is one of the favourite performers

and top CD sellers at past Kamloops Cowboy Festivals. All proceeds from the concert go towards the BC Cowboy Heritage Society scholarships and the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. Tickets are available at

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‘Countless hours’ went into production S

tudents at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School received the “real theatre experience” and put on a great stage production of the Charles Dickens novel, Nicholas Nickleby, at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House on Jan. 14-16. “We had a great run,” says director Monique Corno. “The [four shows] were really strong and the production was a success.” The two dozen drama students involved put in a lot of work since October preparing the production and rehearsing after school. “Unless you’re involved with each step along the way it’s really hard to fathom how much work is involved in every aspect,” Corno says. The biggest challenge for the group was that many of them have not performed, or even been to Martin Exeter Hall before. “Once they moved to the hall, there was still a lot of work to do. The kids put in countless hours.” Corno gave a huge thank you to members of the 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society and a thank you to all the local businesses and supporters of the arts who donated time and services to the show. “We really couldn’t have done it without them.”

Cast list: Nicholas Nickleby: Allan Faulkner Ralph Nickleby: Michael Nielsen Mrs. Nickleby: Courtenay Souther Kate Nickleby: Jordanna Weeks Newman Noggs: Adrienne Gardner Wackford Squeers: Thomas Duff Mrs. Squeers: Selina Hofer Fanny Squeers: Anja Dunk Smike: Becky Kinsella Madeline Bray: Emma Pettitt Brooker: Brandon McCourt Mrs. Snawley: Petra Perkins Vincent Crummles & Sir Frederick: Jacob Harras Mrs. Crummles & Lady Hawk: Cassidy Hutchins Miss Snevellicci & Miss Knagg : Tiffany Wannop Miss Petowker & Peg: Kayla Zaremba Miss Bravassa & Model: Tessa Corbeil Ninetta Crummles & Madam Mantalini: Kalli McDonald-Wiens Phoebe & Lady Scaley & Miss La Creevy: Jade Bryan Arthur Gride & Policeman: Matei Shaver Mr. Folair & Mr. Bray & Magistrate: Jacob Smith Frank Cheeryble & Waiter: Gwyneth Haretzmuller Charles Cheeryble & Opening Announcement: Brayden Herpberger Tim Linkinwater & Assistant Stage Manager: Dayna Perry Stage Manager: Sarah Zailo


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Area residents have been able to enjoy listening to 108 Mile Ranch pianist Anna Betuzzi, who is preparing to take her Grade 10 level piano and Associate Diploma test, at two recent house concerts and a concert at the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) church on Jan. 17. The first house concert was hosted by Anna’s teacher GinnyLou Alexander at the 108 Mile Ranch on Dec. 27. The second concert was hosted by Marilyn Buyar in Lac la Hache on Jan. 10, and the final concert at the CCLF was hosted by Karen Fahrentholz. Buyar says the concert at her home was a relaxing way to spend a winter afternoon. “Anna took us on a journey from the Baroque era through the 21st Century with her musical performances of several piano compositions.” Buyar adds the presentation was augmented by Anna’s explanations about each piece so the audience was prepared for specific musical elements in each piece. “Anna’s talent and hard work shone through, as did her joy in performance for the appreciative audience.” Prior to the performances, Anna noted if people wanted to make donations, the money would go to the KeyIt-Up Fund for a new piano at Martin Exeter Hall. The Key-It-Up committee’s goal is to raise $30,000, a minimum to secure a quality piano for use by the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts

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108 Mile Ranch pianist Anna Betuzzi performed a house concert at Marilyn Buyar’s home in Lac la Hache on Jan. 10. The Grade 12 Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student is preparing for her Grade 10 level piano and Associate Diploma tests, and this event gave her an opportunity to play in front of a group and practise her oral presentations.

participants during the annual adjudication event and Showcase Performance, as well as for visiting performers. Since the committee kicked off its campaign in November 2014, it has raised $25,525. Buyar says the funds have come from a wide variety of sources: • Several very generous arts-minded individuals in the South Cariboo; • Local businesses and organizations; • Grants from The McLean Foundation, Royal Bank of Canada, TELUS and The Hamber Foundation (a complete list of donors is listed on the festival website at www.100milefestival; • Fundraising initiatives, such as hotdog and T-shirt sales; and • A cash raffle draw through Lottery BC. Buyar, who is vicepresident of the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts Committee, notes they have also had some donations from unexpected sources: • A young student – Anna Betuzzi – performed at some house concerts and requested donations go to Key-ItUp; and


• A community member helped a neighbour with repairs, and when the neighbour insisted on paying his reluctant friend, they agreed on a compromise, and donated the money to Key-It-Up. Buyar says the KeyIt-Up Committee is hopeful it can have a piano on stage for the annual Festival of the Arts on April 18-29, and save the money the committee would otherwise have to spend to rent a piano. “We are committed to continuing our support of performing artists in our community and we are excited to be so close to our goal. “We are looking for support from businesses, organizations and individuals who may have considered donating but have not yet done so.” More information is available on the festival website (www.100mile, which has a donation option through PayPal at the bottom of the home page. The 100 Mile Festival of the Arts is a registered charity, and tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.


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Volunteers will be selling the 100 Mile House Free Press at Tim Horton’s early in the morning. Bring you spare change, buy a paper by donation and a coffee at Tim’s, and support local literacy programs. Remember that learning happens all the time, you can learn while having fun, telling stories, cooking, doing sports, reading, singing and so much more. Practice your literacy skills for 15 minutes a day! You’ll see your literacy skills grow!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

YOUTH ZONE Friday, January 29

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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. 21-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. 22 – Local musicians and spectators are welcome to an Open Mic Night at the South Cariboo Movie Theatre, starting at 9:30 p.m. A sign-up sheet is available at the movie theatre on Birch Avenue. • Jan. 23 – The 100 Mile House Flying Club is hosting Exploring Canada’s True North, with photos by Jack Dekens. The fundraiser will be held at the 100 Mile House Airport on Airport Way. Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 12 years get in free. Cake, coffee and tea at 3:30 p.m.; show starts at 4. • Jan. 27 – Eclectica Community Choir’s new season started on Jan. 13 Registration will take place at the 100 Mile House United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave., at 6:30 all three nights, followed by a rehearsal. All voices welcome; no audition necessary; ability to read music not required. Info: • 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 available at the 108 Mile Esso station, Western Financial Group in 100 Mile House and from any grad student. The draw will be held during the hockey game. • Jan. 28 – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society Winter Film series will be held at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave. in 100 Mile House, starting at 7 p.m. The film, A Thirsty World, examines the fascinating world of fresh water against a background of population growth and climate uncertainty. Admission is by donation. Information: http://, facebook or by calling 250-791-7284. • 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; 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; happy hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 and auction at 7. For more information, go to www. • Feb. 5 – A Lac la Hache Community Coffee House will be held at the Pioneer Centre in Lac la Hache, starting at 7 p.m. Come out for a free evening of great entertainment, coffee and snacks. For information, call Bruce Wilcox at 778-485-5122.


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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, January 21, 2016


'Shoot out' in bonspiel final

By Wayne Venos


he "A" final of the 100 Mile House Curling Club's Men's Bonspiel was like a shoot out at the O.K. Corral. The Bill Lim foursome rode into town from Prince George and proceeded to take the measure of the other men's rinks entered in the 57th annual bonspiel, Jan. 15-17. Last year's winner of the "A" event, the Denis Gosselin rink of 100 Mile, may have set their sights on repeating, but soon had their hopes shattered. Bill Lim's outlaws came out of the curling club's famous Wick n' Roll Lounge firing granite rocks instead of bullets and rode off into a snowstorm with the coveted "A" trophy. They started out slowly against Gosselin, but made very few mistakes, and by scoring four points in the sixth end, left no doubt about who was the better rink this day. The final score was 8-1, but what made their skip Bill Lim so proud was that this was their regular Monday Men's League team and not an all-star rink put together to ambush the local curlers. Also curling for the Prince George boys were Don Martin (third), Chad St. Peter (second) and Mike Walch (lead). Even though they finished second, Gosselin's team of Duane Ney throwing skip rocks, Denis (third), Steve Cole (second) and Scott Sato (lead), will certainly be heard from in the future. The "B" event was contested by two local rinks, who have a history of facing each other in regular league playoffs. John Atkinson gave Ed Ney's rink their only loss in league play


FAST bytes SLED DOGS Close to 22 teams are expected to run at the 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race, which is set for Jan. 30-31 at the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site. There's a 9 a.m. start both days. The event will see races in a number of categories/ Kicking off the race festivities is the return of Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night to Birch Avenue on Jan. 29. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers.

Stay Active Looking to stay active during the long winter months? There are a number of fun co-ed indoor activities open to the public in 100 Mile House. Basketball, Zumba, volleyball, pickleball, badminton and indoor soccer for adults and youth run weekly at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School and the 100 Mile Elementary School gym. For more information contact the South Cariboo Rec. Centre at 250-395-1353.


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Local curler Mark Stanley examined the house during round-robin play in the 100 Mile House Curling Club's 2016 Men's Bonspiel on Jan. 16.

last year and the table was set for an interesting game. Atkinson's rink stole

the hammer from Ney in the first end and then continued toward their furious attack

throughout the rest of the game. It seemed that every time Ed's boy's would have the

makings of a big end, John' s crew would rain on their parade. The final score

was 5-1 in favor of Atkinson, who seems to be thriving from his

Continued on A22

Local hockey players Sienna Monical and Addie Cleave (as a first alternate) were selected among dozens of skaters at a Williams Lake camp, Jan. 8-10, to be a part of BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program. The pair have the opportunity to represent the North region in Salmon Arm this April to play with the top players in the province. Jadyn Monical and Shayne Sutton took part in the High Performance Program in the U14 age group.


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“I'm dying to get at it,” says local boxing champion Ken Huber of his upcoming title fight in March with Samuel Moses, a rematch of their bout in Langley in November for the 2015 B.C. Golden Gloves championship.

Big fights on the horizon Ken Huber putting B.C. Combsport cruiserweight title on the line in March

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Ken Huber wants to turn back the clock. The 32-year-old British Columbia boxing champion is working to make 2016 look like 2013, the year he won a national title, when the fighter from the Cariboo known as “Heavy Hands” was at the top of his game. The end of 2015

was a tough time for Huber. He lost a pair of unanimous decisions to Samuel Moses, an undefeated 23-yearold boxer based out of Vancouver. Most recently the two fought for the B.C. Golden Gloves in November. Huber, the current B.C. Combsport champ at heavyweight and cruiserweight, has a non-title bout scheduled in Langley on Jan. 29 against Jordan Bowers, a tall southpaw fighter from the Eastside Boxing Club in Vancouver. Bowers isn't as experienced as the local champion, and Huber is using the fight as a “tune up” opportunity to get himself in peak shape for a title defence and second rematch against Moses, who officially chal-

lenged Huber for the cruiserweight championship in March. “I'm dying to get at it,” says Huber of the next Moses bout, the first title fight between the two. “I got to make that right. Essentially, this [Jan. 29 bout] is the start of the training camp for the cruiserweight title in March. “In order for me to be ready for a title fight against a very willing and tough competitor, I need to give myself three months to be ready,” Huber adds. “I've had a couple losses set me back. I've had some time off, had some injuries, had some sickness. I need to get rid of all that and get back to where I was when I won the national title in 2013.” Huber, who grew up

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They're enjoying the view from the top of the Doug Birks Division mountain, and the 100 Mile House Wranglers plan on staying there. The local Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club is riding high following back-to-back wins against its best rivals – 2-1 in Chase over the Heat on Jan. 16 and 5-2 in 100 Mile House over the Kamloops Storm on Jan. 15 – and they're confident heading into Revelstoke for a pair of games against the Grizzlies, Jan. 22-23. Heading into the upcoming weekend, the Storm and Wranglers have 53 points at the top of the Doug Birks Division and share an identical record (2511-1) after 41 games. The Wranglers have the edge in the standings as they have the edge in head-to-head games. Looking ahead to the Revelstoke Grizzlies, coach Dale Hladun says the Wranglers will have to bring their “A Game” on the road heading into the busy ski town's arena. “With all those ski


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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

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recent marriage to Char over the Christmas holidays. He attributed his victory to the good ice and tasty food provided by the club ladies and the hard work of his rink. Curling for the winners were Atkinson (skip), Bob Berke (third), Kelly Powell (second) and Wayne Venos (lead). Never giving up were Ed Ney (skip), Bill Pratt (third), Gordon Smith (second) and Cameron Bird (lead). The "C" final was the most closely contested of all three with 100 Mile and Williams Lake rinks involved. Although Dustin Leduc's boys held the lead for most of the game, they just could not seal the deal at the end. Ron Bisaro's rink from Williams Lake used a change in strategy by their skip to turn a certain loss into victory. Not doing so well with their takeout

game, they turned to a draw strategy, which made the difference. Scoring two in the last end ended a successful bonspiel for the Bisaro boys, who rejoiced in their 8-7 win. Ron attributed his rink's play to his constant swearing at them, but since he told me this with a twinkle in his eye, I know this is just another curling story. Bisaro (skip), Bill Garratt (third), Moe Monita (second) and John Hoyrup (lead), had nothing but nice things to say about Dustin Leduc (skip), Mike Kreschuk (third), Jim Kirby (second) and Mark Stanley (lead). It was a well run bonspiel and all the men curlers would like to thank the ladies for the excellent food provided and for the ice makers for the superb conditions enjoyed all weekend. Wayne Venos is a spokesperson for the 100 Mile House Curling Club.

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The next Texas Hold ’Em tournament at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) is at noon on Jan. 23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The buy-in is $50, of which $5 goes to the hall and $5 is for the meal. The Social Cafe has been re-named Coffee Chat and is still on the fourth Monday of the month, but at 10 a.m. The first event is on Jan. 25, and attendees will enjoy a slide show on Iceland by Bridge Lake Photo Group’s Derek Chambers. Drop-in costs $2, and if you wish to stay for lunch, a further $3.

New this season at the ICC is Saturday Afternoon Movies. The first movie has Brad Pitt and Robert Redford starring in R-rated Spy Game on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. - drop-in fee is $2. Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission (RLDRC) and Interlakes Community Association will both hold their annual general meetings at ICC on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 respectively.

Sad passing Interlakes residents were saddened to learn of the Christmas Eve passing of Norm Granberg at the age of 90. Most recently a director of RLDRC, Norm was well known and highly respected throughout the area, and will be sadly missed. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Anna, and the large extended family. Those who wish may

Automotive Challenge set for Family Fun Night

Details of challenge known only to a few “crazy minds’ Barbara Roden Free Press

Sunrise Ford has challenged any person or business in the automotive industry to participate in the Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House on Jan. 29. The cost is $250 per team, with participants getting a tax receipt and all proceeds going to charity. Last year, the financial institutions did a challenge, says Family Fun Night co-ordinator Lucille Armstrong. “Participants had to collect a list of things from local businesses, get to BJ’s Donuts & Eatery, light a fire and brew some coffee.”

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett was the judge, with the winner deciding which group or charitable organization received the funds. Four teams competed, and the $1,000 was split between the 100 Mile House Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes Outreach. Sunrise Ford is hoping others in the industry will “rise to the challenge,” Armstrong says, adding the company also issued a challenge for the Broomball tournament, and eight teams have signed up for it. Armstrong notes the details of this year’s “Automotive Challenge” will be revealed on Jan. 29. “No one knows the exact details except the crazy minds of the people who make the challenge.” To register, call 250-395-7743 or 604815-8628.

donate in his memory to the BC Cancer Foundation, the Lone Butte Historical Society or any charity of their choosing. Hazel will be missed Old-timers will also

be sad to learn Hazel Larson (of the pioneer Larsons) passed away Dec. 26, at the age of 90, in St. Albert, Alta. She was a member of the Bridge Lake Women’s Institute and

lived at Roe Lake for close to 50 years before moving to Alberta.

Celebration Congratulations to Polly and Jack Black on their 58th wedding

anniversary on Jan. 25.

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Teen Space meets at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) after

school until 8 p.m., Jan. 22. • Quilts for 100 Mile Chemo has changed to Wednesdays. The first gathering is 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 27 at ICC.

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The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the Pest Management Plan (PMP) applies. The purpose of the proposed PMP is to control vegetation under, above and near BC Hydro’s power lines in order to maintain the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to our customers. This plan applies to all areas of British Columbia where BC Hydro manages its transmission and distribution system and associated power line corridors, access roads and helipads. The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 2016 to April 2021. Vegetation incompatible with the operation of the power system will be controlled using: physical (manual brushing, mowing, girdling, grooming, pruning, tree removal), cultural (compatible land use), biological (release of parasitic insects to control invasive plants), and chemical (herbicide application) techniques, or any combination of these methods. The active ingredients and trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Adjuvant products may also be combined on occasion with an herbicide to improve its effectiveness, such as: nonylphenoxy polyethoxy ethanol – Agral 90, paraffinic oils – Gateway, octadec-9-enoic acid as methyl and ethyl esters – Hasten NT, or siloxylated polyether – Xiameter or equivalents. The proposed methods for applying herbicides include: cut surface, basal bark, backpack foliar (low pressure spray), mechanical foliar (boom, nozzle, powerhose, or wick), or injection (hack and squirt, lance or syringe) techniques. A draft copy of the proposed PMP is available at Alternatively, it’s available in person at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby; 1401 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon; 18475 128 Street, Surrey; 400 Madsen Road, Nanaimo; 3333 22 Avenue, Prince George. BC Hydro, the applicant for the proposed PMP, is located at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, B.C., V3N 4X8. Please contact Tom Wells, Vegetation Program Manager, at 604 516 8943 or for more information. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the above address within 30 days of the publication notice.




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he Crime Stoppers tip line is well known as a place to report criminal behaviour. However, Crime Stoppers of the South Cariboo (CSSC) is trying to educate the community to be more aware and to help people help themselves, rather than just encourage tips from the public. “Last May, we worked with the Royal Bank to go to seniors in the community with brochures about elder abuse and protecting your privacy,” says Marg Sarich, CSSC


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president. “And we had a table at the Seniors’ Resource Fair held last fall. We also talk to children about personal safety and bike safety.”

She notes that a lot of people in the community for whom English is a second language appreciate the information about protecting themselves. “We explain that the Canadian Revenue Agency will not phone and threaten them. It’s about helping the community in various ways, rather than just getting tips.” The CSSC’s fundraising efforts help the group become more proactive than reactive. They also help send a couple of local members to the annual CrimeStoppers convention, which is held in different locations

throughout the province. “It gives us a chance to learn what’s going on. Theft of copper wire is a big issue in the province, as is human trafficking. “The bulk of tips we got years ago were about marijuana grow-ops and car thefts.” Sarich says she is also excited about a new initiative that’s just being rolled out – CrimeStoppers comic books for children. “It’s a unique thing to share with the public.” Sarich adds she is more than happy, however, to explain the tip line to people so they’re more comfortable with it. The CSSC president has addressed many dif-

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Green Lake Snowmobile Club members have been very busy Lake Road; Jim Lake Road to No. 10 Access Road; and the Fire Hall to the Snowmobile Clubhouse. More will be groomed as time and conditions permit.

South Green Lake By Cheryl Groves The Green Lake Snowmobile Club has had a very busy December. On Dec. 19, we had our well-attended Christmas Party with the Class Mates playing a mix of Christmas and Rock n Roll. A great time was had by all. Jack Keough put together our annual New Year’s Eve party, which had everyone a rocking until the early morning hours while many others just had smaller gatherings at their homes surrounded by family or friends.

Art Groves, left, Curtis Ofstie, Kurt Williams and John Sullivan checked out the signs, which were provided by Recreation Sites and Trails BC and installed by Green Lake Snowmobile Club volunteers. The new signage is appreciated by the snowmobile riders who use the trails network, which is maintain by the club.

New signage Recreation Sites and Trails BC has provided the club with new trail signs and You-Are-Here maps. Riders cannot get lost now.

Our club members have put in many hours of volunteer time to install the signs up, which look great. Club members are now grooming the trails and I

Memorial Ride Jan. 23 is the Memorial Ride, during which a group of riders will leave the clubhouse at 10:30 a.m., and when they return at 1 p.m., they will have bonfire and roast a hot dog and share memories of all the people we have lost. Peter McKie photo

must say they are wonderful. Trails groomed to date are trail No. 1 – Moose Alley to Tin Cup; trail No. 8 – Dudley Kill to McIntosh; trail No. 5 – Prydatok Road to Jim

Commemorative ride The club will be hosting riders from the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, on Jan. 31. We are the first stop for this group that will be snowmobiling from Kamloops to Wells/Barkerville and back to Kamloops following the old Gold Rush Trail. It should be a lot of fun.

Students win aboriginal awards

More than 300 aboriginal post-secondary students in British Columbia will benefit from nearly $1 million distributed by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society on Dec. 8, 2015. The society has granted $985,000 to 303 aboriginal students in B.C. to support their

studies at post-secondary institutions throughout the province. The society’s Aboriginal Student Awards program is funded from the returns on an endowment fund established by the province of B.C. It was created to assist in removing barriers to higher education

for aboriginal peoples. Awards of $1,000 to $5,000 each are issued every year through a competitive process to students studying at all post-secondary levels, from trades training to doctoral programs. Among the BC

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

Site C dam contract commits $1.75 billion

BC Hydro has signed its main civil works contract for the Site C dam on the Peace River, for an eight-year project expected to cost $1.75 billion and generate 8,000 personyears of employment. The contract is with Peace River Hydro Partners, made up of Petrowest Corp. of

Wood product sales up, logs down British Columbia forest products exports grew in the first 10 months of the year, compared to sales yearto-date up to October 2014. Statistics Canada reports that solid wood product sales were up three per cent and pulp and paper products were up 2.3 per cent. The only major commodity with lower sales was logs, down by 18.8 per cent from last year. B.C. saw strong growth in agriculture and food sales, up 21.2 per cent, and fish products, up 15.8 per cent year-to-date to October. Fruits, nuts and whole salmon sales had the strongest gains, while meat and prepared meat were down 9.2 per cent. Low energy and commodity prices continued, with value of natural gas sales down 40.2 per cent and coal down 17.4 per cent.

Calgary, ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada, a division of a Spanish construction firm, and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd., a division of the Korean engineering and electronics company. The contract covers construction of the earth-fill dam, two diversion tunnels and a concrete foundation for the generating station and spillways. Site preparation work is underway for the third dam on

the Peace River near Fort St. John, and a work camp capable of hosting up to 1,500 workers is under construction. NDP Leader John Horgan and B.C. Federation of Labour president Irene Lanzinger both denounced the lack of job guarantees for British Columbia workers in the contract. BC Hydro says three-quarters of the workers currently on the site are from B.C.

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Don’t tell me that you understand. Don’t tell me that you know. Don’t tell me that I will survive, How I will surely grow. Don’t come at me with answers That can only come from me. Don’t tell me how my grief will pass, That I will soon be free. Accept me in my ups and downs. I need someone to share. Just hold my hand and let me cry And say, “My friend, I care.”

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Douglas Henderson

1930 - 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, dad and grandpa. Edwin passed away peacefully in 100 Mile District Hospital on January 12th, 2016 at the age of 85. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years Beatrice, son Brian (Roberta), grandsons Benjamin and Tyler, his dog Teddy, his sister Donna, sister-in-laws Frances and Margaret and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Kalle, mother Hilda, brother Leo sisters Aili and Eila. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Enjoy your new journey. Your loving wife Bea, son Brian, daughter-in-law Roberta, grandsons Benjamin & Tyler. A celebration of life to follow in the summer of 2016. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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I heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face; The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the sun today as its warmth filled the sky; I closed my eyes for your embrace and my spirit soared high. I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain; It seemed as each raindrop fell it quietly said your name. I held you close in my heart today it made me feel complete; You may have died ...but you are not gone you will always be a part of me. As long as the sun shines... the wind blows... the rain falls... You will live on inside of me forever for that is all my heart knows.

January 29, 1931 – January 13, 2016 Doug began life in San Pedro, California and finished in his home at Buffalo Creek, B.C. Between those two events was a lifetime of learning, loving, advocating, building, educating, being an all-round nice guy and many believe he was a Renaissance man. Doug graduated from Bellingham High School and entered the U.S. Navy, serving as a quartermaster for four years during the Korean Conflict. He studied Art and Science at Western Washington University and earned a B.A. and M.A. from Western. He later became a National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Washington Marine Biological Station in Friday Harbour while doing post graduate work. Doug taught in the Seattle schools six years before deciding to emigrate to Canada in 1968 with his wife and three children. In his teaching career he taught art, math, design and drafting, chemistry, and (his most passionate subject) Biology. He taught Biology until his retirement in 1991. After his retirement he became involved with preserving rural schools as instruments for foundational learning. He never stopped learning and sought to impart his knowledge whenever he could. During his teaching career, he took students on innumerable field and backpacking trips which extended from the Cascades and Rockies to the shores of the Pacific in California, Washington, and B.C. Doug was a skier, mountain climber, sailor, artist, world traveler, voracious reader, writer and thinker. He was active with the Boy Scouts (Order of the Arrow), brought X-country skiing to 100 Mile, helped develop the 100 Mile ski hill, served on many committees and organizations to promote social, recreational, and economic development in the Cariboo. He was an active member of the NDP federally and provincially. He has recently served on the executive of the Forest Grove Community Recreation Centre, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 261, and the Forest Grove 94 Lions. Doug resided in 100 Mile House for two years until he could build a home in Buffalo Creek where he spent the remainder of his life in the company of Karen who shared his dreams, passions, and laments. He was a man of honour and leaves behind his wife Karen; sons Dean and Dennis; daughter Deanna (Tish); Grandsons Emery Hunt, Elliott Hunt, Levi Smith, Aaron Smith; Granddaughters Robin Hunt, Alexandra Tanco-Smith, Francesca Tanco-Smith, Candace McCoy; Daughter-in-laws Sheryl Tanco and Lauri McCoy. Doug wished to have a party and so it will be... All who knew him or wished to know him are invited 6 February 2016 Saturday Forest Grove Community Hall next to the Forest Grove Elementary School Time: 1300hrs-1600hrs (1:00pm-4:00pm) Meat draw to follow at the Forest Grove Legion

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the lease of a 2016 Cruze Limited LS (1SA) and to the purchase or finance of a 2015 Trax and 2015 Silverado 2500HD/3500HD WT 2WD with gas engines. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer valid to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial and accept delivery between January, 5 and February 1, 2016 of a new or demonstrator 2016 model year Chevrolet model excluding Chevrolet Colorado 2SA. General Motors of Canada will pay one month’s lease payment or two biweekly lease payments as defined on the lease agreement (inclusive of taxes). After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. PPSA/ RDPRM is not due. Consumer may be required to pay Dealer Fees. Insurance, licence, and applicable taxes not included. Additional conditions and limitations apply. GM reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time without prior notice. See dealer for details. ¥ Lease based on a purchase price of $13,564, including $446 Owner Cash (tax exclusive) and $3,500 lease cash for a new eligible 2016 Cruze Limited LS (1SA). Bi-weekly payment is $66 for 24 months at 0% APR, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. $0 down payment and a $0 security deposit is required. Payment may vary depending on down payment or trade. Total obligation is $3,432, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $10,132. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, taxes and optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited-time offer, which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Company reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. ^ Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between January 5 and February 1, 2016. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on all new or demonstrator 2015 Sonic, Trax and Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2WD WT / Crew Cab 2WD WT and Silverado HD’s WT 2WD with gas engine. 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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, January 21, 2016

It’s time to talk about literacy

Pick up a Free Press Jan. 28 to help provide free literacy programs

By Mel Newcombe On Jan. 28, the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) staff and volunteers will be handing out 100 Mile House Free Press newspapers for a donation during the Reach A Reader event at various locations in 100 Mile House.

Our goal is to raise funds for the Bright Red Bookshelf, Books for Babies and much more. We would also like to start the conversation on “raising awareness about literacy.” What the heck is literacy and why does it matter? Literacy has many different definitions and is forever changing with our changing world. The CCPL’s definition: “Literacy is the complex set of skills necessary for daily life, employment, citizenship and personal enjoy-



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puter skills. We help newcomers to the community to learn about all the great things we have in 100 Mile House. You set the learning goal. Come on out on Jan. 28 and buy the Free Press newspaper by donation. You can make a difference in a learner’s life! Melody Newcombe is an operations support worker with the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy, and looks after the group’s publicity and social marketing.



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overnor General David Johnston presented Forest Grove resident Tom Nickel with the prestigious Order of Military Merit at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Nov. 10, 2015. Governor General Johnston bestowed this honour on two commanders, eight officers and 29 members. Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Order of Military Merit honours the recipients for their commitment to Canada, according to three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.) and Member (M.M.M.). Tom received the Member level, which he says “basically recognizes going above and beyond what is expected of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.” Tom says he is extremely proud to have joined such an elite group of Armed Forces members who have received this honour. He notes the number of appointments each year

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Forest Grove resident Tom Nickel, left, received the Order of Military Merit at the Member level from Canada’s Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Nov. 10, 2015.

is limited to one-tenth of one per cent of people who were members of the Canadian Armed Forces during the previous year. “There’s not very many of them handed out. This year, there were 39 recipients and that was Forces-wide.” As far as he can tell, about 3,000 people have

received the Order of Military Merit honour since its inception. “I was nominated by one of my superiors ... we’re reservists with the Canadian Rangers – 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Victoria, British Columbia.” Continued on B2



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Forest Grove man one of 39 recipients honoured by Governor General Tom has been a Ranger for the past 23 years, as has his wife, Cherie. They met when they were in Cadets in 100 Mile House in 1984, and joined the Rangers together in 1993. For the past eight years, Tom has coached the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) Western Canada shooting team, which goes to the national competition in Ottawa every year. He shoots for the team at the same time. “It’s basically double the workload,” the sharpshooter says with a chuckle. Tom has been to the national competition 12 times and his best showing was second place, which he has accomplished twice. In 2015, he took fourth place for the second time and still made time to coach the team. Tom went to Ottawa with his wife, Cherie, and both of them really enjoyed the Investiture Ceremony, he says. “It’s kind of surreal when you have to walk up to the Governor General in front of a couple of hundred people in the Grand Ballroom at Rideau Hall. Everything there is larger than life, as is the Governor General. “After the ceremony, they had a reception and the first person who came running up to talk to us was his wife, Sharon Johnston. She introduced herself as Mrs. Governor General.” Tom notes he was listed on the document as a private because the

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Rangers don’t receive the same training as the Regular Forces, even though he is a Master Corporal with the Rangers in B.C. Beside his longevity in the Rangers, which has 600 members throughout the prov-

ince, Tom also puts a lot of extra effort into his service. He teaches basic wilderness survival, ATV safety, snowmobile safety, search and rescue and a number of other courses. “Whatever they ask

me to do. When you combine all of those things, somebody notices.” Tom was an ideal candidate for this prestigious award, and being a Ranger will continue to play a large role in his lifestyle.

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

100 MILE q The 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 welcome. For more information, call Mina at 250-791-6750. INTERLAKES q The fitness classes are 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. 100 MILE q Daddy and Me Playgroup is for dads, uncles and grandfathers with children newborn up to six years of age. It promotes the importance of fathers in parenting children. It is held on the last Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m. January through June. Call 250395-5155 for date and location information. FOREST GROVE q The Royal Canadian Legion Forest Grove Branch 261 holds crib Thursdays at 8 p.m., darts every Saturday at 3 p.m., and a meat draw every Saturday, 4:30-6 p.m. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac la Hache TOPS chapter 5282 co-ed weightloss support group meets Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. at 3830 Emerald Cres.

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The Calendar Information: Hetty (250-396-4253) or Judy (250-396-7298). INTERLAKES q Bridge Lake Photo Group meets at the Interlakes Community Centre on first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Drop-in fee $2 members and $3 nonmembers. Everyone welcome. Information: 250-593-9376. 100 MILE q StrongStart at 100 Mile House Elementary School Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and dinners on Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Free, drop-in and play when school is in session. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call the school at 250-395-2258; for days, text Tammy at 250-395-5321; for dinners, text or call Elke at 250-706-2481.

INTERLAKES q The Kids Space Group will meet every second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 pm at the Interlakes Community Centre. Donations are welcome. Call Pat at 250-593-4447 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is partnering with the Legal Services Society to provide free 30-minute information appointments at the South Cariboo Business Centre (475 Birch Ave.) on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. LSS community partner Ken Tassell is an advocate (not a lawyer) who can help people access legal aid services. Appointment: 250-395-4093.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Garden Club meets the fourth Saturday of the month, except for July, August and December. New members welcome. Information: Debbie (250-791-6472) or Francis (250-3972429). 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for non-perishable donations. For drop-off information: Debbra at CFEC (250-395-5155), Loaves & Fishes (250395-2708), Women’s Centre (250-3954093), Food Bank (250395-3923).

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

Creating Hope and Opportunities: One Family at a Time

By Lisa De Paoli

All of us, whether in our extended family, in our neighborhood or at our work – have the opportunity to create hope and opportunity for families living in poverty. We all have the ability to support, mentor and empower families living in poverty to build better lives and become more self-sufficient. Many people ask the question: “I can’t make a difference can I?” You and all of your family, neighbours and colleagues are the only ones who can really make a difference. Here are a few tips to start: • Self reflect – Check in with your own values and beliefs. Poverty is a systemic issue; families are not living in poverty by choice. Developing this understanding and educating others will help safeguard against blaming the families that are living in poverty for their circumstances. • Build a solid relationship – Spend time with families living in poverty, listen and build trust. • Seek Understanding – Challenge yourself to

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Respect their views and their beliefs that they have the ability to change their lives. • Increase inclusion through making connections – Poverty can increase people’s experience of exclusion and isolation. The path to self-sufficiency starts

with helping families to make connections to organizations in the community that can provide resources and services. • Remember there is no single cause for poverty – It is complex. Just because someone is living in poverty does

not mean that they are bad parents. Living in poverty is not easy; supporting and working with families in poverty is not easy. Each of us has the chance and the responsibility to create hope and opportunity – just do it – one family

at a time. Lisa De Paoli is the executive director of the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. This article is the second of a two-article series on poverty. The first appeared on page B7 of the Jan. 14 100 Mile House Free Press.

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you’ll struggle to lift. Make a pile (or a bunch of piles) of everything you’d like to put on shelves and get an idea of the weights. Beware the plastic: Sure, that plastic no-toolsrequired shelving system is on sale for a great price. But is it going to be up for the task of storing anything heavier than your sleeping bags and a few light boxes? Fight the urge to throw together something simple and get what you need to do the job properly. Measure twice, buy once: The awesome thing about customized storage is that you can make it exactly the size you want. We like the look of filling

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Financial Focus Should I contribute to a TFSA, RRSP or both? With the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) available for saving in a tax-free environment, does it still make sense to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? RRSPs can work well if you contribute while you are in a high tax bracket and withdraw when in a lower tax bracket. You can generate a higher net rate of return with an RRSP when the effective tax rate at the time of withdrawal is lower than the effective tax rate at the time of contribution. A TFSA can provide a higher return if the reverse occurs. For example, if you contribute $1,000 to an RRSP when you are in a 20 per cent tax bracket, your net cost is $800 after the tax savings. If you are in the same tax bracket when you make a withdrawal from your RRSP, your net withdrawal will be equal to your net cost after paying the taxes ($800). However, if you are in a higher tax bracket when you make the withdrawal, say 40 per cent, then your net withdrawal will only be $600 after the taxes are paid.1 TFSA, RRSP OR BOTH? LOW INCOME: A TFSA can be an ideal savings vehicle if you are in a low income tax bracket. RRSPs may not be well suited to low income Canadians. The RRSP tax savings are insignificant and you may be in a higher tax bracket when you make withdrawals, as the earlier example demonstrates. You may also want to consider that TFSA withdrawals do not impact income tested benefits and credits, such as child tax benefits and credits, Old Age Security (OAS) or Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). If you now find yourself in a lower tax bracket, such as when on maternity leave, and have made RRSP contributions in the past, you may want to consider withdrawing from your RRSP to make a TFSA contribution. However, remember that funds withdrawn from your RRSP cannot be re-contributed at a later date. MIDDLE INCOME: One strategy would be to contribute to your TFSA now and accumulate RRSP room to be used later when in a higher tax bracket to optimize the tax benefits. HIGH INCOME: This is a situation where you

may want to maximize both your RRSP and TFSA contributions. In fact, the tax savings or refund received from the RRSP contribution could be used to fund the TFSA.

YOU MAY WANT TO RETHINK YOUR HOME BUYERS PLAN SAVINGS. If you are saving for a down payment on a house, a TFSA might be a better option than saving in an RRSP and withdrawing under the Home Buyers Plan (HBP). There are several reasons for this. • The flexibility to recontribute the TFSA withdrawal without time limits.2 If HBP repayments are not made on time, the annual repayment amount is added into your income and any missed repayment amount means the RRSP room is lost forever. • There is no restriction on how much you can withdraw from your TFSA while the HBP restricts you to $25,000 from each your RRSP and your spouse’s RRSP. Alternatively, you could each contribute $5,000 a year for 5 years to a TFSA and then withdraw $25,000 plus any investment earnings tax free and with no required repayments. • There are no conditions on TFSA withdrawals, whereas the HBP requires you to be a first time home buyer. Similar logic could be applied to the Life Long Learning Plan. By using a TFSA to save and fund continuing education, contributors can gain increased withdrawal flexibility while eliminating any enrollment requirements or repayment conditions. Whether to save in a TFSA, RRSP or both may depend on your savings needs, your eligibility for income tested benefits and your current and expected future financial situation and income level.

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In Memoriam Gifts


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.

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 www.canada HIP OR knee replacement? Arthritic conditions/COPD? Restrictions in walking/dressing? Disability tax credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply today for assistance: 1-844-453-5372.

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

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Therapy Groups AL-ANON - Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7 pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646


Health Centre (behind hospital) 555 Cedar Avenue

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Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 DRIVERS 2 required, full-time 1 for Hauling Lumber and 1 for Hauling Logs.

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Education/Trade Schools HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION Specialists in huge demand. Employers prefer CanScribe graduates. A great work-from-home career! Contact us now to start your training day. 1-800-466-1535. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit today: or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career!

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

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

Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Rd., 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Email jocelyne@; phone 250-398-8189 or drop resume at Vitality Dental Centre, 333A N. 2nd Ave., Williams Lake,V2G 2A1.

Medical/Dental CDA or chair side for front desk management/data entry/reception/assisting. Abeldent and/or strong computer skills required. Tuesday- Friday work week.

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Sunday: 7:30 pm

Monday: 12 noon 61 Dogwood Avenue Tuesday: 8 pm United Church

43 Dogwood Avenue Thursday: 7:30 pm

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4924 Telqua Drive (rear entrance) Friday: 7:00 pm Community Church at

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Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, flooring, finishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533 or 250-395-9151

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

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Auctions BC livestock Kamloops, bred cow and bred heifer sale Tuesday, Jan 26. Bar M Ranch herd dispersal and many other contributors. Phone BCL 250-573-3939

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Mondays 2-4 pm at the Friendship Centre behind St. Timothy’s. For more information call Terri at 250-644-3325.

NATURALLY RAISED grass fed beef for sale. Call Windy Creek Farm 250-296-3256 or 250-267-8476 to order.

SNOW PLOWING. (driveways) 250-791-9265 ask for Vic.

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BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE • SPRUCE • FIR PULP LOGS Please call KATHERINE LEPPALA (250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-0584 (cell) (250) 395-6201 (fax)


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100 MILE. SENIOR’S GARDEN 55+, 2 bdrm., level entry, 5 appliances, back yard, metal shed $105,900. Picture at Craigslist or Kijiji (Cariboo). Ph: 604-807-6963 or e-mail:

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100 MILE. Nice 3 bdrm duplex in town. N/S, N/P, refs. req. $950/mon. Avail. now. 250-3953658

2 & 1 BDRM units renovated, in 100 Mile. Security Dep req’d Call 250-397-2041 for details. 3 BDRM duplex in Forest Grove. $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. $350 DD. Immediate occupancy 250-397-2754.

Homes for Rent 100 MILE, 2 bdrm mobile, N/G heat, Lge storage addition, 4 appl, located on Scott Rd. $600/mo plus damage dep. Avail Feb 1, 250-397-2083 100 MILE Like new, 2 bdrm home, Horse Lake area (Ranchettes). Some lake view, fir flooring, sunny southern exposure. Available Feb 1, $850/month. 250-395-2347

Suites, Lower 100 MILE, bachelor suite, possible extra room. Private entry. NP/NS/DD/RR. Good for one quiet working person or a couple. Fully furnished. All amenities included. 250-395-4279.


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


Legal Notices

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

I, Diane Elaine Nicholson (nee Sherwood) am no longer responsible for any debts incurred by Douglas Bruce Nicholson as of January 5, 2016.



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Thursday, January 21, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

CRD year in review

Below are the sections of the year-end address delivered by Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond that involves the 100 Mile House and area. “Today, I have the distinct pleasure of reviewing the CRD’s key accomplishments and successes for 2015. Looking back over the past year, our region can be proud of its achievements. The CRD experienced many successes in 2015. Budget consultations The year started with three sub-regional budget consultation meetings taking place in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake. During these meetings we presented the proposed 2015 budget to our residents to seek feedback from them before adopting the budget at the end of March. EOC opens In July, our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was opened again as a result of the Puntzi Lake Interface Wildfire. The EOC provided assistance to residents and co-ordinated efforts to ensure public safety. Our EOC website and Facebook page became the go-to place for news media, agencies, and the public for up to date information during the



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These are your neighbours, and they help ensure the Free Press offers regional coverage of the communities in the South Cariboo. Their names and contact numbers are published alongside their columns so call them when you have news, important information about upcoming events or neat stories to share with your community.

Diana Forster Deka Lake/Bridge Lake/Interlakes 250-593-2155

Your community, your correspondents…

Doris Rufli Forest Grove 250-397-2238

Your Community Newspaper Since 1960!

Monika Paterson Lac la Hache 250-395-0918

Submitted photo

Vic Popiel, left, Gail Moseley, Morgan Thomas, Susan Wheeler and Dennis Tupman posed for a photograph of Morgan receiving his $300 cheque from the 70 Mile & Area Community Fund Society Bursary.

Reg Berrington 108 Ranch 250-791-9235

Al Jones Horse Lk/Lone Butte 250-395-5193

Gisele Poliseno Watch Lk/N. Green Lk 250-395-9082

Katie McCullough Clinton 250-459-2172

100 Mile Free Press Thursday, January 21, 2016


CONGRATULATIONS! To our first baby of 2016.

Ayla Racine was born at 8:52am on Jan. 13 at 100 Mile District General Hospital. The beautiful baby girl weighed in at 6 pounds 7 ounces. She is the first daughter for parents, Kassandra and Adam Racine. Big brother, Coby, who is five, is very excited about his new little sister. Ayla, please have your parents pick up your certificates for the gifts from our generous merchants at the 100 Mile Free Press office. Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

$25.00 Gift Card

Our Gift to the New Arrival:

A cuddly puppy and Oil Change

Our Gift to the Parents of the New Year’s Baby:


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Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

$50.00 Gift Card

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Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

$25.00 Pharmasave Gift Certificate

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Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

A Pair $25.00 GiftofCard Baby Slippers #1 - 270 Birch Ave. 100 Mile House


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Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

$25.00 Gift Card CENTURY HOME

Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby: Welcome Baby Flower Arrangement (value $50) & $25 Gift Certificate


“Help is close to home.”

Cariboo Mall • 250-395-2921

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Our Gift to the Parents of 2016’s First Baby

6 Months Subscription

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Flowers ~ Décor ~ Design Cariboo Mall Next to the Bicycle Tree Eatery

Our Gift to the New Year’s Baby:

Plush Sears Toy and Sears Gift Card

Let Us . Help You

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Wise customers read the fine print: *, ★, †, ≥, ♦, §, ≈ The Cold Days Hot Deals Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 11, 2016. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,745) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2016 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ★The Make No Financing Payments for 90 Days offer is available from January 5 – February 1, 2016, and applies to retail customers who finance a new 2015/2016 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle (excludes 2015/2016 Dodge Viper and Alfa Romeo) at a special fixed rate on approved credit up to 96 months through Royal Bank of Canada and TD Auto Finance or up to 90 months through Scotiabank. Monthly/bi-weekly payments will be deferred for 60 days and contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest over the term of the contract but not until 90 days after the contract date. Customers will be responsible for any required down payment, license, registration and insurance costs at time of contract. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. †0% purchase financing available on select new 2016 models to qualified customers on approved credit through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Example: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with a Purchase Price of $27,790 with a $0 down payment, financed at 0% for 48 months equals 104 bi-weekly payments of $267 with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $27,790. ≥3.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2016 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2016 Chrysler 200 LX models through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2016 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2016 Chrysler 200 LX with a Purchase Price of $21,998/$20,998/$22,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 3.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $62/$59/$65 with a cost of borrowing of $3,706/$3,537/$3,874 and a total obligation of $25,704/$24,535/$26,872. ♦3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport with a Purchase Price of $26,498 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $73 with a cost of borrowing of $3,880 and a total obligation of $30,378. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ≈Sub-prime financing available on approved credit. Finance example: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with a purchase price of $27,595 financed at 4.99% over 60 months, equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $240 for a total obligation $31,207. Some conditions apply. Down payment is required. See your dealer for complete details. ^Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian Vehicles in Operation data as of July 1, 2015 for Crossover Segments as defined by FCA Canada Inc. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC used under licence by FCA Canada Inc.

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January 21, 2016 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press