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Vote set for future of treaty process Northern Shuswap members prepare for Treaty referendum on Feb. 11

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An important step in a historic treaty negotiation involving First Nations in this region will be taken next week. The Canim Lake Band near 100 Mile House is one of four Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) te Qelmucw (NStQ) bands involved in the BC Treaty Process since 1993. The treaty negotiations with the federal and provincial governments cover a wide range of issues surrounding territory, governance and resources, and are seen by some as a path toward greater self-determination for First Nations. Close to 600 of the NStQ’s 2,500 members are eligible to vote in a referendum on

Feb. 11 on whether to pursue the treaty negotiations further. The First Nations bands include Tsq’escen’ (Canim Lake), Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek/Dog Creek), Xats’ull/Cmetem’ (Soda Creek) and T’exelc (Williams Lake). The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council and its affiliated NStQ Treaty Group is holding the Agreement-inPrinciple (AiP) referendum on Feb. 11 with community polling stations open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. NStQ band members 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote at their own bands’ polling station only. The referendum will decide whether the NStQ membership wishes to continue into the final negotiations stage (Stage 5) of the

six-stage made-in-BC Treaty Process. It is not a vote on the Treaty itself. The yes-or-no question is: “Do you support the recommendation of the NStQ Leadership Council to proceed to Final Agreement Negotiations?” Stage 5 can take anywhere from three to five years to complete, says an NStQ spokesperson. “Once a ‘final agreement’ is negotiated, the NStQ membership will be holding a final vote whether to accept the treaty, before the ‘Implementation’ (Stage 6) can begin,” says Brad McGuire, the Northern Shuswap Treaty Society’s communications co-ordinator. “The NStQ Leadership feels they need the support of the community members

themselves, before moving forward in the process. They truly want this to be a ‘people’s process’ and not driven by only the governments of Canada, B.C. and the NStQ leadership.” Over the past year, the treaty teams have held community meetings, urban meetings (for those members who live elsewhere – Vancouver, Kamloops, and Prince George), and more recently in the past couple of months have been meeting directly with families in their homes to provide as much information about the treaty as possible, McGuire says, adding “So members cast an informed vote on Feb. 11.” Referendum results will be available after 10 a.m. on Feb. 12. In a video posted on the NStQ Treaty Facebook

page, leaders from the four First Nations involved discuss the importance of the negotiations, which include territorial claims. “Our lands have always sustained us,” Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie says in the video clip. “Our lands hold the story and our lands define who we are.” The five polling stations are Canim Lake Indian Band (Tsq’escen’) – Canim Lake Band Administration Building; Williams Lake Indian Band (T’exelc) – Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium; Soda Creek Indian Band (Xats’ūll) – Soda Creek Health Station; Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek/Dog Creek Indian bands) – Rosie Seymour Gymnasium and Dog Creek Community Centre.


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This year’s Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race attracted 30 teams and hundreds of onlookers to the course at the 108 Heritage Site on Jan. 30-31. Last year’s event, scheduled for mid-January, was cancelled due to lack of snow, prompting organizers to move it to the end of January this year. However, a rapid thaw a few days before the event had the ground crew hauling in snow and shovelling it on to the trails for three days, says Craig Conklin. The teams competed in races of varying lengths over both days of the event. Teams of four dogs covered a four-mile course; six-

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Five-year-old Harleigh Dutton travelled all the way from Pinehurst, Idaho with her parents to compete in this year’s Cariboo Challenge 2016 Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race, held at the 108 Historical Site, Jan 30-31. Dutton has been driving a sled dog since she was two years old. She completed a two mile loop driving the team on her own with her mother, Tammy, following her for safety on a snowmobile. She was the only junior competitor in this year’s event.

dog teams raced for six miles; and teams of 10 dogs had a 10-mile route. The junior class, for those aged 12 and under, had one par-

ticipant: a five-year-old who travelled from northern Idaho to compete, Conklin says. He adds her two-dog team completed the two-mile course in slightly more

than eight minutes. “She’s been running dogs since she was two. She’s really serious.” Other teams came from as far afield as Alberta, Prince

George and northern British Columbia, and Chilliwack to compete in one of the few remaining courses in the province. Conklin says there were 100 to 150 people watching the races at any given time. “People tend to come and go throughout the day.” The Psalm 23 Society provided breakfast and lunch at the site on both days, as a fundraiser for the group, and the local Tim Hortons mobile van set up at the 108 Heritage Site to supply coffee and hot chocolate. Conklin notes that Tim Hortons donated the proceeds to the South Cariboo Search and Rescue, which had members on-site throughout the event, and to the Cariboo Challenge organization.

Potential closure for Bridge Lake

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A Bridge Lake parent is unhappy with a recent decision by School District #27 (SD27) school board. At their Jan. 26 school board meeting, SD27 school trustees decided to start a 90-day public-consu lt at ion process for the potential closure of Bridge Lake Elementary School at the end of the current school year. In considering the potential closure, the board stated it con-

sidered the following factors: • Enrolment There were 27 students in 2013/14; 20 students in 2014/15; six students in 2015/16, and there are 13 eligible students in the Bridge Lake School catchment area. • Budget Ministry grants for rural schools and assists school boards by providing extra financial support for lower enrolments. Schools with an enrolment between nine and 110 students receive $162,400, but

when the enrolment declines to eight or fewer, the Ministry grant is reduced to $77,325, which is less than 50 per cent. • Proximity to another school Bridge L ake Elementary School is 38 kilometres away from Horse Lake Elementary School. School board chair Tanya Guenther notes that since 2013, the school board has closed four schools due to district-wide school enrolment capacity and budget-constraint issues, and one school

due to damage caused by flooding. “It is disappointing to now be faced with considering the closure of the Bridge Lake Elementary School due to declining enrolment. We understand this may have a major impact to the community of Bridge Lake.” Bridge L ake Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) chair Piri DeVries says she is disappointed about the way SD27 handled the

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decision-making process because the parents were not notified the trustees would be discussing the issue at a board meeting. “We didn’t hear anything about it until it was done and they gave us one day’s notice to come to a meeting at the school to talk about. I was away at a conference in Arizona and the other parents weren’t able to go either.” Continued on A16

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The turnout for the Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night on Birch Avenue was down about 200 from the previous year, but key organizer Lucille Armstrong says she thought the event “went well” just the same. “There were weather issues with the snow and the Wranglers game was going on and we were a little bit later in the month in January. We had a bit of a struggle there, but all in all, I thought it went really well.” However, Armstrong says the service groups and other organizations in the community hall were happy because they had a lot of people come through and “they were being happy and having a great time.” She notes the children’s games in front of the community hall were extremely busy. “It was amazing and we had more participants than last year.” However, the Whacky Games and Races in the Donex Pharmacy & Department Store parking lot did fare so well, she says, adding it had poor lighting and people could not see very well. “It was pretty quiet down at that end [of Birch Avenue]. We gave

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it our best shot, but it will have to be changed up next year.” She thanks the merchants for the donations to the Merchant Baskets, which were won by: Children, Robin Fry; Teen, Isabella Cibrian; and adult, June Sund. Armstrong says the main attraction was the broomball games and they were great, with the competitors having a lot of fun for the eightteam, single-knockout tourney. “There was a little bit of roughness but nobody got hurt and the spectators just loved it.” She notes the Sunrise Ford team won the event and donated its $2,000

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ditions permitting. Clubhouse: 176 Green Lake South Rd. Contact: Club president John Sullivan – 250-456-2145 Membership: Single – $85; Family (2 adults) – $130; Junior (16 years and under) – $30. All membership dues cover membership to Green Lake Snowmobile Club, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile Federation, and should give you a discount on your liability insurance. Membership director: Kim Lowe – 250-4567506 Guided Rides: Riders should be at the clubhouse by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. Bring a lunch because the may not stop at a local eatery. If the temperature is colder than -12 C, the ride will be cancelled. All riders – from beginners to experts – are welcome. Events: Feb. 7 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Snowarama Poker Ride at the clubhouse, with registration at 10 a.m. and the first sled out at 10:30. Cost is by donation – net proceeds go to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. There will be a concession and prizes for the best poker hands. There are several social events throughout the season. Information: www. g re e n l a ke s n ow m o bileclub.ca. Facebook/ green lake snowmobile club Interlakes Snowmobile Club The Interlakes Snowmobile Club mostly does mountain rides by following numerous maintain trails it maintains and there is some signage. The club sell maps of small areas for $5, as well

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Federation, and should give you a discount on your liability insurance. Information: Marcel DeRepentigny – 250395-5363 Guided Rides: There are two rides a week and sledders will have to pack a lunch. In February, club members make a trip to Wells for a few days of riding. Information: Norm McCartney at 250-395-3557 Events: The club has several social events. Information: web: Interlakessnow mobileclub or email: ilsnowmobileclub@ gmail.com

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Proposed Amendments to Boundaries of Old Growth Management Areas within the 100 Mile Natural Resource District Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 93.4 of the Land Act, and for the purposes of the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations is proposing amendments to Old Growth Management Area (OGMA) boundaries in the 100 Mile House Natural Resource District. The proposed amendments are to address the following situations: • Past harvest of beetle-killed pine within the OGMA, and the subsequent need to replace the harvested OGMA with an equivalent area of new permanent OGMA; • Changes in ecosystem mapping which determine the percent targets  and/or distribution of required OGMAs. Maps showing the proposed OGMA amendment areas may be viewed at the 100 Mile House Natural Resource District office in 100 Mile House (300 Cariboo Highway 97). In addition, the maps can be accessed online at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/TASB/SLRP/100_Mile_House__LUOR_OGMA_ Amendment.html The public is invited to comment on the proposed amendments during a 60-day review period ending March 31, 2016. Written comments may be sent to: “OGMA Comments,” 100 Mile House Natural Resource District, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, PO Box 129, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or via email to DMHOGMAcomments@gov.bc.ca using the subject line “OGMA Comments.”


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‘Anybody venturing out into backcountry should have avalanche safety training’ A “must do” course for anyone sledding in the mountains is coming up, following a

well-attended avalanche training session held by South Cariboo Search & Rescue in 100 Mile House on Jan. 16. The upcoming Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course in 100 Mile House on Feb. 27-28 will focus on understanding and planning for the risks involved when riding in avalanche terrain. It’s being organized by Trigger Point Snow

Services, in conjunction with the Mica Mountain Riders Association. While the course is geared for snowmobilers, it’s still very useful for other backcountry users like skiers, says instructor Shane Gunn. The course covers pre-planning, how to read forecasts and how to plan your trip, safe travelling techniques through the mountains, terrain assessment,

self rescue, companion rescue and how to use specific tools like shovels and beacons. “It’s a very in-depth course,” says Gunn. “Mountain sledding is one of the fastest-growing winter sports. We’re getting a huge influx of users out at the

Mica Mountain area. Anybody venturing out into the backcountry should have avalanche safety training. They should be taking one of these courses.” According to Trigger Point’s website, the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course

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Perspectives

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Pot not the golden goose

ourteen years ago, B.C. Marijuana Party candidate Joshua McKenzie ran in the staunchly conservative provincial riding of Fort Langley-Aldergrove. He spent a memorable all-candidates meeting answering every question with one sentence: “If government legalized and taxed marijuana, there would be plenty of money for health care, education and other priorities.” By the end of the meeting, people were chanting his answer along with him. McKenzie only drew 674 votes, but the belief that legalizing and taxing marijuana could pay for everything has only grown since 2001. The examples south of the border, however, seem to suggest that the truth is very different. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise to “design a new system of strict marijuana sales and distribution,

with appropriate federal considering the federal and provincial excise taxes government is projecting applied,” Canada is closer to collect $290 billion than ever before to seeing in revenue this year, the what kind of tax money additional cash from can be wrung out of the pot marijuana would amount to industry. an increase of 0.22 per cent. A 2012 study Marijuana estimated legalization national advocates often marijuana sales argue that at $4.6 billion enforcement per year. That’s costs will dip, too. total revenue, However, that not potential isn’t the case thus taxes. Indeed, the far in Colorado, taxes generated as police there from marijuana have asked for Jordan are likely to be more resources Bateman far less than to try to stamp suggested in out the organized recent years. crime networks In Colorado, the first that controlled marijuana United States state to production and sales for legalize pot, tax revenue decades. Further, the black from marijuana is on pace market is still in operation to hit $126 million this as people seek cheaper, taxyear on $923 million worth free marijuana. of sales. If Canada used a And that’s the real Catchsimilar tax rate, it would 22. How do you regulate generate $628 million in and tax marijuana when the taxes per year. black market can provide it That might sound so much cheaper? like a lot of money, but If you push marijuana

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ritish Columbians will be celebrating Family Day this coming weekend (Feb. 6-8). B.C. started celebrating Family Day on the second Monday in February in 2013. It was a bit of a catchup to other provinces in the country that already celebrated Family Day, so the B.C. Liberal government declared the second Monday of the month as Family Day. The idea was to give British Columbians another long weekend, so they could spend more time with their families. It would give families another day to travel to visit their relatives. That’s great if they live in B.C. because Albertans celebrate Family Day on the third Monday of February. Apparently, the B.C. Liberals wanted to have a special Family Day in B.C. that we wouldn’t have to share with the other provinces, which have their Family Day long weekend a week later. Being resilient, we British Columbians soon adapted to our special long weekend by celebrating our families in our own communities. We started slowly with a few gatherings that could be enjoyed by our families. Some of the events were new and remain with us today. Others are long-standing events that have been tweaked a bit to add some family flavour that entices parents and grandparents to try something with their loved ones. Such is the case in the South Cariboo and here in 100 Mile House. Here are some of the things our families can do together this coming long weekend. On Feb. 6, we could take family fishing at the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Ice-Fishing Derby. Fishing is a great family event and something children remember for the rest of their lives. The 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society is inviting everyone to come up to the 99 Mile Trails and check out a couple of free events – skiing or snowshoeing – and they have rentals on Feb. 6 and 8. For a bit of a blast to the past, the Third Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races are going at the Interlakes Service Centre on Highway 24 on Feb. 7. On Feb. 7, The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Snowarama Poker Ride at the clubhouse (176 Green Lake South Rd.) with registration at 10 a.m. and the first sled out at 10:30. On Feb. 8, celebrate Family Day on the slopes at the Mt. Timothy Ski Area with 50 per cent off lift tickets for all ages, or enjoy Family Day at the Lake Of The Trees Bible Camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take the family out to a hockey game and watch the 100 Mile House Wranglers host the Kamloops Storm at the arena on Feb. 8, with the puck dropping at 4 p.m. On Feb. 8, there will be a Family Skate at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from noon to 1 p.m. Admittance is by donation to Kindergym. Check out the details on pages B3 and B3 in this edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press, and take a day off to have fun with your family.

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taxes to tobacco levels, will you keep people buying contraband? Would a critical mass of people pay a premium for pot when they can get it the old fashioned way at much lower prices? Marijuana is – and would remain – the same, unless the price of the legal product was lower than the black market price, which would only happen if the government decided to forgo some of its potential tax revenue. Marijuana legalization is coming, thanks to newly elected Prime Minister Trudeau. It will be a fascinating experiment in public safety and taxation policy, one that will be studied for decades to come. But no politician should start writing cheques until they see how many zeros marijuana taxes actually produce. Jordan Bateman is the B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Governments need to lead way on renewable energy To the editor: Last month, the British Columbia government told the National Energy Board (NEB) it opposes the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers proposal. This is great news for all British Columbians who care about the risks of spills (on land or on our coast), our climate and our economic future. The government’s rejection of Kinder Morgan (KM) puts it on the right side of history, as we see more

and more evidence that the fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered. Despite the B.C. government’s opposition, it is almost inevitable that the NEB will recommend the project proceed. The deck was heavily stacked in KM’s favour by the previous federal government to get the green light it wanted from the NEB. The final decision, however, will be in the hands of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. If Trudeau is sincere in commit-

ting Canada to helping keep global warming under 1.5 C he simply cannot approve KM’s proposal. It would pump well over three billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere over a 30-year span. (For perspective, B.C.’s current officially reported emissions total just over 60 million tonnes and need to drop to 13 million tonnes by 2050 to meet current targets.) Sierra Club BC believes we need to apply a “climate test” to

all project proposals that would generate emissions above a certain threshold. Simply put, a climate test would ask if a given project would make climate change worse: yes or no? Both the provincial and federal governments should adopt this approach if they are serious about providing leadership in the fight about climate change. Not only will our climate benefit, our economy will, too. For every million dollars invested

in fossil fuels, two jobs are created, while renewable energy sources generate 15 jobs. If we want clean air, clean water and a livable climate; if we want plentiful jobs that can revitalize local economies, then the path is clear: we need fewer pipelines and more solar panels, less fracking and more wind turbines. And we need our governments to lead the way. Larissa Stendie Sierra Club BC

British Columbians owe W.A.C. and Bill Bennett a lot To the editor: The death of former British Columbia premier Bill Bennett saddened me and I am sure many British Columbians. We lost not only a savvy and hard-working politician and businessman, but also a great premier and a good man whose example inspired loyalty from those who knew him and worked with him, and respect from his enemies. His contribution to this province in the 10-year period he was premier in the ’70s and ’80s was enormous. Cut from the same mould as his father and also great former premier, W.A.C. Bennett, Bill Bennett knew how to respectfully treat taxpayers’ money. Current Premier Christy Clark said it well. “Perhaps no other premier did more to modernize our province.

He brought SkyTrain, Canada Place and B.C. Place to Vancouver and began the Coquihalla Highway project and expanded our mining and hydro industries.” Bill Bennett gave us Expo ‘86 and can be rightly credited for transforming Vancouver into a world-class city.

Former NDP cabinet minister Moe Sihota credits Bennett for putting B.C. on the world stage. Bennett was also considered an architect of financial restraint in the province and a signatory to Canada’s Constitution. He guided B.C. through the turbulent early ’80s with a con-

troversial restraint program fought by unions that organized the so-called Operational Solidarity movement, but Bennett prevailed and a general strike was averted. Both father and son served this province well for 30 years. I consider myself fortunate to have

grown up in B.C. during their era. Much of the current prosperity we all enjoy as British Columbians we owe to the Bennetts and so it is with a mixture of both gratitude and sadness we all feel our loss. Gerald Hall Nanoose Bay

Reader responds to Barnett letter

To the editor: I am writing regarding the letter, headlined Local MLA peeved with Free Press editorial, on page A9 of the Jan. 28 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press. I wanted to respond to CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s claim of disinformation of Site C dam, when, in fact, it is she who is hiding the real facts and truths

– http://commonsensecanadian. ca/bc-hydro-rate-shock-poweredlies/ - from the private power sham with private companies taking pay clauses BC Hydro must pay for this unwanted and unneeded energy. BC Hydro must pay two to three times the market price and about 10 times what they can make it for themselves! BC Hydro still pays a dividend

to the government. How can a corporation bleeding to death financially pay a dividend? The answer is – are you ready for this – the cost is passed onto us, the beleaguered ratepayer/taxpayer. What is happening is simple. The government takes the dividend that can only be paid by a BC Hydro rate increase.

So, the government steals from our pocket then makes up the theft by raising rates! Mrs. Barnett you should be ashamed of yourself. I’m not sure how you were reelected when you’re such a big part of the problem and little to do with the solution.... Steve Brown Ruth Lake Road

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roadside site since 2013. One said Vancouver Police gave her a bus In Maple Ridge, a “low barrier harm ticket to Victoria. reduction” shelter was opened last fall The latest plan by a local agency that in response to a growing tent camp and runs Victoria shelters is to convert an old, accompanying drug dealing, prostitution empty seniors’ care home into a 101-bed and petty crime. permanent housing facility. This would One resident noted bitterly that a mayor’s also be “low barrier,” a euphemism for task force had identified 42 allowing drug and alcohol unsheltered homeless people, consumption in the rooms. then found places for 77 from The city has come up with the camp, 40 from a closing around $1 million for this “temporary” shelter and 40 in a project, in a residential area next new shelter. “How exactly does to a school, but it still needs one house 157 out of 42?” she millions more to renovate and asked. run it. This would presumably Victoria’s camping population come from B.C. taxpayers via has gathered in an Occupyour social housing czar, deputy style squat on provincial land premier Rich Coleman. Tom next to the courthouse, after Coleman pioneered this Fletcher years of uncontrolled camping “housing first” experiment in in Beacon Hill and other city 2007, buying up 13 centuryparks. old “single-room occupancy” hotels The city opened a shelter in a vacant in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Boys and Girls Club gym, complete with Eastside. These crumbling bedbug new indoor tents. By the time that was habitats were bought and renovated for full, the courthouse camp was bigger than a staggering $143 million, plus a 15-year ever, with some occupants describing how maintenance commitment and a cop they came to town for the opportunity. assigned to each one in an effort to

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ommunities around British Columbia are struggling to cope with the continued influx of what politicians call “homelessness,” a term that suggests the problem can be solved merely by providing more homes. Taxpaying citizens see the daily reality behind the soothing euphemisms – mainly transients squatting in parks and “tent cities” blighted by drug abuse and crime, and “homeless” shelters that fill up as soon as they open. Taxpayers worry the continued costly supply of supports only invites more arrivals, particularly in the gentle climate of southwestern B.C. Their worries are well founded. In Abbotsford, a 40-bed “temporary weather shelter” made from industrial camp trailers opened in December with a $450,000 operating grant from B.C. Housing. It was full in 10 days. Abbotsford Police chief Bob Rich told city council in January that his bike officers don’t recognize most of the shelter occupants from their constant patrols of local tent camps, the largest of which has been on a city-owned

contain the chaos inside. Coleman brags endlessly about the great job he has done, but how is that actually working? A new study by Simon Fraser University researchers provides a more objective assessment. Tracking 433 mentally ill homeless adults over 10 years, the study found the concentration of low-rent accommodation, food handouts, street outreach and medical supports resulted in “significant personal decline rather than recovery, as evidenced by their involvement in the criminal justice system, large increases in acute care and prolonged homelessness.” The rate of people arriving in this service-intensive hellhole has tripled in the last 10 years, a finding similar to studies of concentrated services in New York, Sao Paulo and Osaka. It’s a cautionary tale for other urban communities where this failed containment model is proposed. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc


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Woman mauled to death at home KAMLOOPS - The B.C. Coroners Office is investigating the case of a woman on the Tk’emlups Indian Band being mauled to death by a dog Jan. 30. Coroner Barb McLintock told KTW Sunday evening that she has few details on the incident, but noted her office was called Saturday. “We have just started the preliminary investigation,” McLintock said, noting her office is working with the Tk’emlups RCMP office. The victim is being reported as TIB elder Kathleen Green, 78, a residential-school survivor who lived with her grandson in a home on the band’s reserve. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said officers from the Tk’emlups detachment were called to a home on Shuswap Road West just after 5 p.m. to investigate “a reported death, possibly related to a dog mauling. Bush said Mounties had to shoot and kill the animal, believed to have been a Rottweiler, to allow paramedics to reach Green. Husky’s previous owner charged with animal cruelty LANGLEY - Yu Lin, the previous owner of an emaciated young husky dog who was found abandoned in Maple Ridge last January, has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, following an investigation. The dog, now named Willow, weighed 15 kg. upon intake, compared to a normal weight of about 24 kg. for a dog of her age and breed, said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. Willow “was assessed with a score of ‘one’ on the canine body conditioning scale of one to nine, meaning that she was severely malnourished,” said Chortyk. Willow was rushed to Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge where she received around-theclock treatment and was cared for in an SPCA foster home for several months as she recovered. The BC SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations Department identified Willow’s former owner shortly after the investigation began and submitted recommendations for charges to Crown counsel in February, 2015. If convicted, Lin faces up to two years in jail, a maximum fine of $75,000 and up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.

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for a long time, Hart praised Donna Barnett and her husband, Jack, for being the founders who got things rolling. “Donna is busy representing her jurisdiction in Victoria, so it’s up to us snowmobilers to put in the work to get this trail finished.” Hart said it’s great to meet with Barnett in Victoria and to get introduced to various ministers to discuss issues snowmobilers are having and let them know we are representing thousands of people. “So, I emphasize with all of the club executives I meet that it’s all about building membership. It’s a lot easier in Victoria to say ‘we represent an X amount of people’. “There is a big economic value to what we do here. Snowmobiling in Canada is an $8-billion industry annually ... in B.C., it’s $865 million alone, and snowmobilers represent economic boost in every community they visit – hotels, motels, gas, parts and food.” The BCSF president says snowmobiling is definitely a family oriented sport, especially for local snowmobile clubs, which are always looking for new members.

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he riding area includes Spanish Mountain DOWN PAYMENT area, which is in the Flour Mills area (part PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS of Wells Gray Park), which is closed Feb. 15. ON SELECT SAVE UP TO Northwest of that is the Mica Mountain Snowmobile HURRY! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Riding Area and it’s an Intermediate-plus riding ◊ area because of the difficulty of the trail and terrain MODELS to get up into the area. This is a mountain caribou area managed by the DOWN PAYMENT Mountain Caribou Recovery Program, so everybody PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS needs to stay in bounds. The area is signed and there are significant maps HURRY! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 29, 2016 and avalanche information at the recreation site at the trail head. It’s highly recommended riders carry probes, shovels and peeps (transmitters) and know how to use them. It is an interesting area and very scenic – an allday experience. Clubhouse: There is a Recreational Site building at the end of the 7000 Road just past Spanish Lake Contact: Pierre Dion – 250-395-4441 Membership: $120/first person; $75/second person; Junior (15 years and under) - $40; and social membership - $40 All membership dues cover membership to Mica Mountain Riders Association, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile Federation, and should 752ALPINE ALPINEAVE AVE 752 Dealer Imprint 752 ALPINE AVE give you a discount on your liability insurance. 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Thank you to all our volunteers who assist in our Club and to all who support our club in donations, memberships, trail fees, without you all there wouldn’t be a Mica Mountain Riders Club and our beautiful area that we get to ride in!

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Among the visitors was BCSF president Free Press Erin Hart who said it was a great ride in from Kamloops on a sunny day and good trails. wo dozen snowmobilers from Hart noted they brought Phil Malta, who Kamloops rode in to the is the host of Snowmobiler Green Lake Snowmobile Television, with them. Club parking lot around 4 p.m. on He jumped at the chance to Jan. 31 as part of the British Columbia join the ride because there isn’t Snowmobile Federation’s (BCSF) much snow in Ontario this Commemorative Ride. year, he said, adding Malta The BCSF has been repreis filming and shooting stills senting snowmobiling in the along the ride. province for 50 years – currently with 72 “It’s awesome because clubs in B.C. – and the executive they’re looking for footboard decided to celebrate the age and content.... The fact milestone by sledding along the Gold that we can highlight British Rush Snowmobile Trail (GRST) from Columbia on a national screen, 70 Mile House to Wells/Barkerville. showing that B.C. is not Erin Hart Green Lake was the first stop on just about mountains and the trip and the local snowmobile avalanches. club members were gracious hosts – pick“We have beautiful trail riding through the ing the Kamloops riders up at Moose Lake Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail. This is someand guiding them back to the clubhouse, thing that we have needed to promote for a feeding them and leading them up the long, long time, but you know what, it takes GRST until they were met by the 100 Mile volunteers and time.” Snowmobile Club. Noting the GRST has been in the works Ken Alexander

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for a long time, Hart praised Donna Barnett and her husband, Jack, for being the founders who got things rolling. “Donna is busy representing her jurisdiction in Victoria, so it’s up to us snowmobilers to put in the work to get this trail finished.” Hart said it’s great to meet with Barnett in Victoria and to get introduced to various ministers to discuss issues snowmobilers are having and let them know we are representing thousands of people. “So, I emphasize with all of the club executives I meet that it’s all about building membership. It’s a lot easier in Victoria to say ‘we represent an X amount of people’. “There is a big economic value to what we do here. Snowmobiling in Canada is an $8-billion industry annually ... in B.C., it’s $865 million alone, and snowmobilers represent economic boost in every community they visit – hotels, motels, gas, parts and food.” The BCSF president says snowmobiling is definitely a family oriented sport, especially for local snowmobile clubs, which are always looking for new members.

UNTAIN - MICA MO

$15 Trail Fee

payable at trail head (please drop in box if no attendant)

or at local snowmobile shops.

Royal by Southland Sled Trailers available at Meridian RV!

20' and 26' Models available with and without Insulation, Heater, Cabinet, Rack and Bench Options.

Prices fr om $11,995 :

Download the app for current

Mica Mountain Riders Association

avalanche conditions - go to: CELEBRATE WINTER avalanche.ca WITH A NEW www.micamountainriders.ca 2016 SKI-DOO micamountainriders@gmail.com SLED ®

SAVE UP TO

2,016

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It comes standard with 2.25-inch Power Claw track, new forged spindles and an improved mountain ski which is 7 inches wide at the tip for flotation in deep powder then tapers to 6.5 inches. This machine will change your attitude about crossover sleds.

SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD. 752 Alpine Way, 100 Mile House, B.C. www.scmotorsport.ca

Ph: 250 395-2366 Fx: 250 395-2398

Standard Features Include: • White Aluminum Ceiling & Walls • Bolt-on Safety Chains c/w Hooks • 24” Aluminum Checkerplate • 7-Prong RV Style Trailer Connector • Fuel Door in Road Side Wall • 2 – Aluminum Two Way Vents

• Enclosed Wiring • Dovetail at Rear • Interior Light at Side Door and Rear • 30” x 72” Side Door c/w RV Latch & Door Hold Back • Spring Assist Front & Rear Ramp c/w Ski Guides • LED Tail Lights

250-395-3090 www.meridianrv.com See your local Yamaha Dealer for full details on pricing and financing.

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he riding area includes Spanish Mountain DOWN PAYMENT area, which is in the Flour Mills area (part PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS of Wells Gray Park), which is closed Feb. 15. ON SELECT SAVE UP TO Northwest of that is the Mica Mountain Snowmobile HURRY! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Riding Area and it’s an Intermediate-plus riding ◊ area because of the difficulty of the trail and terrain MODELS to get up into the area. This is a mountain caribou area managed by the DOWN PAYMENT Mountain Caribou Recovery Program, so everybody PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS needs to stay in bounds. The area is signed and there are significant maps HURRY! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 29, 2016 and avalanche information at the recreation site at the trail head. It’s highly recommended riders carry probes, shovels and peeps (transmitters) and know how to use them. It is an interesting area and very scenic – an allday experience. Clubhouse: There is a Recreational Site building at the end of the 7000 Road just past Spanish Lake Contact: Pierre Dion – 250-395-4441 Membership: $120/first person; $75/second person; Junior (15 years and under) - $40; and social membership - $40 All membership dues cover membership to Mica Mountain Riders Association, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile Federation, and should 752ALPINE ALPINEAVE AVE 752 Dealer Imprint 752 ALPINE AVE give you a discount on your liability insurance. 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Come Ride With Us! 100 Mile Snowmobile Club The 100 Mile Snowmobile Club maintains around 100 kilometres of trails – mostly the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail from 70 Mile House to Tenee-ah Lodge – and they are well signed. The club grooms sections of the trails and in and around the clubhouse as weather and conditions permit. These are family friendly trails that provide safe rides. Sledders can access Moose Meadows or Moose Valley canoe route trail system and get to Helena Lake, which are popular with families, and down to 70 Mile House. Clubhouse: 900 Ainsworth Rd. Turn onto Ainsworth Road off Highway 97 at 99 Mile just before (heading north) or past (heading south) the railway overpass. Contact: Al Reichardt – home: 250-791-6322 or cell: 250-706-9825 Memberships: single $80 and family - $120 All membership dues cover membership to the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile Federation, and should give you a discount on your liability insurance. Membership director: Laurie at 250-3953663 Guided rides: No Events: No Information: Go to bcsf.org and click on 100 Mile Snowmobile Club. Green Lake Snowmobile Club The Green Lake Snowmobile Club provides members and visitors with 90 kilometres of trails, which wind their way through the South Green Lake area. These trails have new signage, including area maps, and are maintained and groomed regularly – weather and snow con-

ditions permitting. Clubhouse: 176 Green Lake South Rd. Contact: Club president John Sullivan – 250-456-2145 Membership: Single – $85; Family (2 adults) – $130; Junior (16 years and under) – $30. All membership dues cover membership to Green Lake Snowmobile Club, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile Federation, and should give you a discount on your liability insurance. Membership director: Kim Lowe – 250-4567506 Guided Rides: Riders should be at the clubhouse by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. Bring a lunch because the may not stop at a local eatery. If the temperature is colder than -12 C, the ride will be cancelled. All riders – from beginners to experts – are welcome. Events: Feb. 7 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Snowarama Poker Ride at the clubhouse, with registration at 10 a.m. and the first sled out at 10:30. Cost is by donation – net proceeds go to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. There will be a concession and prizes for the best poker hands. There are several social events throughout the season. Information: www. g re e n l a ke s now mo bileclub.ca. Facebook/ green lake snowmobile club Interlakes Snowmobile Club The Interlakes Snowmobile Club mostly does mountain rides by following numerous maintained trails it maintains and there is some signage. The club sells maps of small areas for $5, as well

as a $35 map that covers the whole territory. Clubhouse: No clubhouse Contact: Club president Marcel DeRepentigny – 250395-5363 Membership: $50 for the first family; $45 for the second family member; Seniors - $35; social membership - $25 - $5 of the dues goes to Avalanche Awareness. All membership dues cover membership to Green Lake Snowmobile Club, which includes membership to the BC Snowmobile

Federation, and should give you a discount on your liability insurance. Information: Marcel DeRepentigny – 250395-5363 Guided Rides: There are two rides a week and sledders will have to pack a lunch. In February, club members make a trip to Wells for a few days of riding. Information: Norm McCartney at 250-395-3557 Events: The club has several social events. Information: web: Interlakessnow mobileclub or email: ilsnowmobileclub@ gmail.com

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By Cheryl Groves On Jan. 31, 21 riders left Kamloops to make their way to the Green Lake Snowmobile Club. A few of our club members rode out to meet them at Moose Lake and then guided them back to our clubhouse. There had been a few minor hiccups along the way, but everyone arrived safe and sound. After coffee and cookies, they then found their way to either the Wind and Pillows B&B or Little Horse Lodge to clean up and come back to the clubhouse for beef dip dinner and potluck. Around 10 p.m., the riders were ready to head back to their beds to relax before they left for 108 Mile Ranch the next day. Club members provided transportation to the Little Horse Lodge in the evening and early the next morning, so everyone could make the breakfast at the Wind and Pillows. The Potters put on a wonderful breakfast that was enjoyed by all. Around 10 a.m, 26 riders left the clubhouse on their way to 100 Mile House and then on to the 108 for the night. The Green Lake Snowmobile Club put in more than 50 hours grooming the trails for the ride, many hours putting the dinner together and the transportation back and forth to Little Horse Lodge, but all the riders I spoke to appreciated it. Snowarama One of our biggest events is the Snowarama, which we

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Firefighter news The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department ended the year with a cabin fire. Fortunately our fire-

fighters were able to contain the fire to the cabin and everyone, including the pets, where safe. The firefighters

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Lone Butte Fire Department members attended a structure fire on Messner Road in Lone Butte around 9 a.m. on Feb. 1. The fire got into the walls, which made it difficult to be extinguished, and the home was vacant at the time. 100 Mile House RCMP attended and are treating the fire as being suspicious and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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PSO GRADS would like to say To everyone who volunteered and came to the game! Especially to the teachers who let us play against them!

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DeVries says they will have a PAC meeting next week and will be talking with the numerous community organizations that want to keep the school open. Parents, community groups and other stakeholders can provide input for the next 81 days by letter (School District No.

27; 350 North 2nd Avenue; Williams Lake, B.C.; V2G 1Z9) or by e-mail at feedback@ sd27.bc.ca. Folks can also attend a public forum at the Bridge Lake Elementary School on March 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. The final decision on the potential closure is expected to be announced at the April 26 board meeting.

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Showcase Gallery to feature artwork by local artist Kruse: ‘I paint what I’m passionate about—the beauty of nature’

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Local artist Susan Kruse, who draws most of her inspiration from the scenery and wildlife around 100 Mile House, has some of her work on display at the Showcase Gallery throughout the month of February, allowing others to see the area through her eyes. “I’m an outdoorsy person; I’m always outside,” says Kruse, who moved here from the Okanagan four years ago. She retired after a 30-year career teaching elementary school, and relishes the opportunity to get outdoors in all seasons and observe the landscape. “I’ll have a pretty eclectic group of paintings on display. There’s no theme. “There’ll be flower paintings, landscapes, still life,

wildlife, and some winter paintings from this year.” If Kruse doesn’t have her paints with her to capture a scene, she’ll take photographs and use them for reference. The display will feature some of her photography, enabling viewers to see how she’s interpreted what she’s seen. Kruse works mainly in acrylics and watercolour when she paints. She also designs cards, which are for sale at the Parkside Art Gallery shop, using watercolour or penand-ink. Some of her cards will be at the Showcase Gallery. “I do most of my painting in winter,” she says, when she’s able to work from her photographs. An avid crosscountry skier, she’s recently completed a painting of a ski shack along the 108 Mile

cross-country trails. The Showcase Gallery, located at 475 Birch Ave., holds regular displays of artwork, which change on a monthly basis. Leslie Ginther, who’s in charge of looking after the display, says that in addition to work by individual artists, Showcase Gallery hosts two exhibits a year of work by members of the Cariboo Artists’ Guild; the next one is in March. Sometimes she approaches artists about doing an exhibit, while other times an artist will approach her. This is Kruse’s second individual exhibit at the Showcase Gallery, and she encourages people to drop by and take a look. “I paint what I’m passionate about, which is a lot of things, – especially the beauty of nature.”

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108 Mile Ranch artist Susan Kruse holds one of her paintings, Cariboo Winter, she will be displaying at the Showcase Gallery in the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House during the month of February. The gallery is located on the main floor next to the interior stairs.

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Longtime Lac la Hache resident Mike Huntley completed the recreational skijoring seven-kilometre race in a time of slightly more than 25 minutes during the Cariboo Challenge 2016 Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race at the 108 Heritage Site on Jan. 30 or 31. Mike, 76, takes his dog Sam, a 10-year-old purebred black lab, out on for a run about three times a week. Undaunted, Sam only has one eye as he was blind in the other from birth. Huntley had one wipeout on the trail due to the slick conditions on Jan. 31. He was a bit sore, but still had a good personal time. He was not officially entered in the competition this year, but finished with the same time as he did when he competed in the same event two years ago. Huntley is no stranger to skijoring as he also ran in a portion of the Mail Run from Wells to Barkerville in the past. The Huntleys had teams of sled dogs in the ’80s and used to go out on the trails with Jack Gawthorn on many occasions until his disappearance.

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Lac la Hache resident Mike Huntley, 76, and his dog, Sam, a 10-year-old purebred black lab crossed the finish line in the seven-kilometre skijoring race at the 108 Heritage Site, Jan. 31. While Huntley wasn’t officially entered in the Cariboo Challenge 2016 Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race, he equalled the time when he was entered two years ago.

mances will be held at the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre on Feb. 5, with the doors opening at 6:30. This Lac la Hache Community Churchsponsored event will see a variety of great local entertainment. There is free coffee and snacks are provided. Optional charitable donations accepted. For more information, contact Bruce

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Curling funspiel The Lac La Hache Curling Club invites everyone to its annual Funspiel on Feb. 27 at the 100 Mile House Curling Rink. Anyone interested in participating can bring their own team or sign up and be put on a team. All ages are welcome. The cost of $25 per person includes three draws of four-end games and dinner. Contact Hetty Wright at 250-396-4253 by 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 to sign up for some fun curling.

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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.

• Feb. 4-6 – 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 noon4 p.m. on Saturdays. • 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. • Feb. 7 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Snowarama Poker Ride at the clubhouse (176 Green Lake South Rd.) with registration at 10 a.m. and the first sled out at 10:30. Cost is by donation – net proceeds go to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. There will be a concession and prizes for the best poker hands. For information: www.greenlakesnowmobileclub.ca. • Feb. 9 – St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (corner of Horse Lake and Blackstock roads in 100 Mile House) is hosting it annual Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal is by donation and all proceeds go to the church’s World Relief Fun. Everyone is welcome. • Feb. 13 – Registration for the Festival of Arts’ adjudicated April festival will be held at Parkside Art Galley at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Information, the syllabus and entry forms are available online at: www.100milefestivalofthearts.ca. Students of all ages are invited to enter in speech arts, vocal, instrumental and piano. • Feb. 13 – The 16th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert will be held at Martin Exeter Hall, with two shows: 2 and 7 p.m., featuring Alan Moberg, Bernadette Ducharme, Wesley Hardisty and Frank Gleeson. Tickets are $15 each and are available at Work n Play, PMT Chartered Accountants and 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply. • Feb. 13 – There will be a Valentine Dinner and Dance at the Forest Grove Community Hall. Dinner catered by Two Sisters. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6 – live music and door prize. Tickets are $25 a piece and need to be purchased by Feb. 10, and are available at the Legion or Forest Grove Building Supplies. After 8:30 p.m. dance only tickets are $5 and available by calling 250-706-4177. • Feb. 20 – 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is sponsoring its first “Play Development Session” at the Community Employment Services building (Horton Ventures), 808 Alpine Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited the brainstorming session regarding plays.

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Two novice teams hosted a great weekend of hockey in 100 Mile House, Jan. 29-31. Local parents from the teams sponsored by Central GM and Canadian 2 for 1 stepped up to volunteer their time and made it a weekend to remember, says 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association president Kristy Anderson. “The whole weekend turned out great. All the out of town teams had a great time. Greg Aiken and Sunrise Sam came out in between the final two games on Saturday night with their t-shirt cannon and it was a big hit. We had lots of support from the community with donations for our raffle table and fruit, water, juice and other snacks for all the kids to enjoy.” One scary moment did occur in a game between Central GM and Quesnel when a Quesnel player had to be taken off the ice by paramedics on a stretcher. However, it seems the young player will be alright. “He ended up with a concussion and some strained vertebrae after

a hard collision with a 100 Mile player,” explains Anderson. “He will be okay.” Canadian 2 for 1 beat Ashcroft 8-1. The Heart and Hustle award went to Vishrut Heda. Riley Beharrell, Connor Szatmari (3), Isaac Todd (2), Brody Gilbert and Heda scored goals. Heda, Gilbert, Linden Unruh and Nathan Koch tallied assists in the win. The Heart and Hustle award went to Gilbert in Canadian 2 for 1's 10-1 loss to Quesnel Green. Szatmari scored, assisted by Sean Moore. Canadian 2 for 1 was edged 5-3 by Quesnel Red. The Heart and Hustle award went to Sean Moore. Szatmari (2) and Todd found the back of the net. James Michel won the Heart and Hustle award in a 5-3 loss to Lillooet. Todd, Kolby Heit and Beharrell notched goals while Marquis Vaugeois got an assist. Central GM scored a 9-3 win over Lillooet. The Heart and Hustle award went to Lincoln Sutton. Curtis Bissat (2),

Keegan Sanders (3), Carter Krueger, Griffin Carmon, Tucker Gust and Lincoln Sutton scored goals in the big win. Assists were made by Gust, Bissat, Krueger and Sanders. Central GM tied 4-4 with Quesnel Red. The Heart and Hustle honour went to Lachlan Tanner, who played goalie. Sanders scored a hat trick and assisted on a goal by Krueger. Central GM had another 4-4 tie with Quesnel Green. Griffin Carmont won the Heart and Hustle. Sanders scored three and Carmont added one. Everyone on the team got points when Central GM scored a 20-0 win over Ashcroft. The Heart and Hustle award went to Sanders. Sanders (2), Carmont (3), Bissat (3), Sutton (3), Josh Paddison (3), Krueger (2), Gust (2), and Macky Fast found the back of the net for 100 Mile House. Assists went to Sutton, Sanders, Gust, Paddison, Krueger, Jacob Anderson, Carmont, Bissat and Damon Dumont.

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CURLING FUNSPIEL

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Central GM was one of two 100 Mile House novice teams to host a tournament at the South Carbioo Rec. Centre, Jan. 29-31. The local team won two games and tied two games.

The Lac La Hache Curling Club is hosting its annual Funspiel on Feb. 27 at the 100 Mile House Curling Rink. Anyone interested in participating can register their own team or individuals and couples can sign up and be put on a team. All ages are welcome – some curling experience would be appreciated. Contact Hetty Wright at 250-396-4253 by 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 to sign up for some fun curling action.

Wrangler Nation

Canadian 2 for 1 played several competitive games while hosting a fun weekend of novice hockey in 100 Mile House.

The Wranglers are amping up the games and prizes when they host the Kamloops Storm on Family Day, Feb. 8. During the first intermission there will be a 10-puck rapid fire contest. If eight pucks are in the net in 11 seconds, Central GM will pay for that winner's home playoff tickets as deep as the Wranglers go into the playoffs. As an added bonus, next year's season tickets will be paid as well. In the second intermission, there will be the traditional frisbee toss with a larger payout. Central GM will donate the same amount to the Soup de Tour program. A bunch of Wrangler merchandise will also be given away during the game. All chances to participating and giveaways will be with lucky programs.

FAMILY DAY

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Canadian 2 for 1 and Quesnel Green shook hands after a novice hockey tournament game in 100 Mile House. “All the out of town teams had a great time,” says Kristy Anderson, president 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association.

The 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society invite the community to attend Family Day on the Hill on Feb. 8. Folks can enjoy snowshoeing and skiing for free at the 99 Mile Hill trails from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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The 100 Mile House Wranglers treated their hometown fans to some great Junior B hockey action, as they skated to two comefrom-behind victories on Jan. 29-30 After giving up two goals – one in the second and another at the beginning of the third – the Wranglers stormed back with three unanswered goals to nip the North Okanagan Knights 3-2 in overtime, Jan. 29. Alex Meeker potted a goal on assists from Austin Turner and Cole Zimmerman at 9:01 of the third period and that started the comeback. The momentum definitely shifted two minutes later when Brett Harris found the back of the net, with assists going to Justin Bond and Alex Hanson, and knotted the score two apiece. The game was spirited as the teams combined for 54 minutes in penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct to each squad. However, the penalty that really hurt came in the overtime period when Knight Ryan Moon picked up two for tripping at 4:14.

That allowed to D-men to combine for the game winner at 2:41 when Travis Rock scored the overtime winner with the assist going to

Michael Lynch. Lynch, a forward who has been moved to defense because the injury bug has hit the Wranglers blue line corps, was also named the star of the game for the hometown boys. Adam Derochie had a great game between the pipes stopping 25 of the Knight's 27 shots. The Wranglers fired 35 shots at North Okanagan goalie Daniel Paul. Although the Sicamous Eagles are sitting in last place in the Doug Birks Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, they upped their game when they visited the Wranglers on Jan. 30. This was another spirited contest that featured a quick pace, crunching hits and

some flashy stick handling. The players were up and down the ice in the first stanza with both teams getting some glorious scoring changes only to be stymied by Derochie in the Wranglers net and Michael Lenko between the pipes for Sicamous. The Eagles were the first to light up the scoreboard at 12:48 of the second period when Jaden Hay had an easy tap in from the side of the net during an extended melee in front of Derochie. At this point, the Eagles were carrying the play to the hometown boys. However, when the Wranglers hit the ice for the third frame, there was a notable change in their confidence and their will to win the puck battles. Turner knotted the score at 15:52 with assists going to Harris and Meeker. A little over a minute later, Nick McCabe scored the eventual game winner with Ryan Friesen picking the assist. Ten minutes later, Harris scored the insurance goal on a power play with assists

going to Lynch and Zimmerman. With 1:04 left on the clock, Meeker scored an empty net marker with assists going to Harris and Lynch. Jaydon Gilding closed out the scoring on a power play goal with 10 ticks on the clock for the 5-1 victory. Assists went to Zimmerman and Stephen Egan. Noting the Wranglers are injured on the back end with two starting defencemen out, Hladun says Turner and Lynch, who are a couple

of the team's top forwards, stepped up and played defence all weekend. "They did a great job back there. Lynch got MVP for both games and he deserved it; he jumped into the play, worked good on the power play and killed penalties. He was huge for us." The coach also praised the play of Adam Derochie on the weekend and says it wasn't a surprise because with Zane Continued on A21

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w w Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 w w Come to the Public Open House! See the proposed Draft Official Community Plan and w Zoning Bylaw, they include:3:00 - 8:00pm w w • Our community vision w proposed Draft Official wSee •theUpdated w community goals and aspirations wCommunity w Plan Zoning • Revised land use and plan and objectivesBylaw: Stronger focus on economic development w• Our•community w vision, goals and aspirations • New section on community health, arts and culture w• Revised w land use plan and objectives • Updated zones and regulations…and more! w• Stronger w focus on economic development Don’t mis You won’t wanton to miss it! Refreshments will be provided. w• New section community health, Refreshm s it! w ents w w arts and culture providJoanne ed. Doddridge more information, please visit the District’s website www.100milehouse.com or contact zones(Planner) and regulations ... and more! w•ForUpdated w at 250 395-2434 or jdoddridge@dist100milehouse.bc.ca w For more information, visit the District’s website w w w www.100milehouse.com w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w Here’s what’s happening with w w your Wranglers Hockey Team… w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w Game times 7:00pm • Doors Open 5:30pm w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w Game times 4:00pm • Doors Open 2:30pm w w w w w w w • Rapid Fire Contest w w w w • Enhanced Frisbee Toss w w Tickets available at the door, arrive early to get fantastic seats. Adults $10.50, Student/Sr $8.50 w w w w Away Games w w w w Feb. 12 at Sicamous Eagles 7pm w w w w Feb. 13 at Revelstoke Grizzlies 7pm w w w Volunteers Desperately Needed! Please call 250-395-1005 w w w w w For tickets and information call the w w Wranglers’ Office at 250-395-1005 w w w w This Wranglers Rap Sponsored By: w w w w w w w 100 Mile House 250-395-4017 w w w w w 250-395-2414 w w HWY 97, w 100 MILE HOUSE w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w 2 95B Cariboo Hwy 97 v Coach House Square v 250-395-4094 w w w w OPEN 7:00am-10:00pm w w w 7 days a week w Coach House Square • Hwy. 97, 100 Mile House • 250-395-2543 w w w w w w w Uptown Plaza, Horse Lake Rd. w w Let Us Help You. 250-395-4081 w w w Watch Your Wranglers online at www.100milewranglers.com w w w w Watch this weekly ad for more info w w w or phone 250-395-1005 w w w w

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Tight races at curling club

There are very close races at the top of all three 100 Mile House Curling Club leagues, which goes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. “If the public would like to see some real competitive curling, drop over to the curling rink at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night [for Men's League play],” says club spokesperson Wayne Venos. “The Thursday night Ladies League is also

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very close with four rinks with a chance to win their championship. Hollis Ney is still ruling the roost, but she is starting to look over her shoulder as there are three other rinks closing in on her. One rink that has found the button is the Hamilton rink from Bridge Lake. They garnered four wins in the second block to change the fortunes of their rink. Rumor has it they sat around the kettle over the holidays

and brewed up a few spells on their future opponents. Anything is possible on Thursday night ladies curling.” The Mixed League on Tuesdays is basically a battle between two veteran rinks, Ed Ney's and Jim Mitchell's, and this promises to be a race to the finish, adds Venos. “Will it be the final game between these two teams that decides it?" Venos asks. "Only time will tell.”

Standings as of Jan. 29. Mixed League 1. Ed Ney (21 points) 2. Jim Mitchell (20) 3. Charline Marshall (11) 4. Mel Dodge (11) 5. Bill Todhunter (11) 6. Richard Minato (9) 7. Cathy Bernard (0) Men's League 1. John Atkinson (22) 2. Ed Ney (22) 3. Denis Gosselin (21) 4. Dustin Leduc (20) 5. Jim Mitchell (15)

Battle for first place

Steeves and Derochie, the Wranglers have a great tandem of goalies who work really well together. "I wanted to make sure Adam recognized how valuable he is for us, and I wanted to make sure he got two games this weekend because he works so hard, doesn't complain

about missing a game here and there, and when it's his turn, he goes. "We're going to need both those goalies down the stretch. Adam was outstanding and he played well in Revelstoke the week before, so it was nice to see but not unexpected." The Wranglers are currently in a race for

first place against their nemesis the Kamloops Storm, so every game is very important to both

squads. "It's going to be a war in the next few weeks," says Hladun.

Thursday, February 4 5:30pm-6:00pm MINI-WRANGLERS – Tim Hortons Timbits Level 1, 2 & 3 6:00pm-7:00pm HOCKEY 3 & 4 – Canadian 2 for 1 & Central GM (P) 7:15pm-8:15pm MIDGET HOUSE – Home Hardware (P) Friday, February 5 7:00pm 100 Mile WRANGLERS vs Kelowna CHIEFS (G)

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Saturday, February 6 – HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA 7:00am-8:15am Available Ice – Contact Kersti 8:30am-9:45am HOCKEY 1 & 2 - Tim Hortons Timbits (P) 10:00am-11:30am PEEWEE HOUSE 2 - A&M Towing (P) 11:45am-12:45pm 100 Mile House Wranglers (P) 1:00pm-2:15pm ATOM DEV – Sunrise Ford Wranglers (P) 2:30pm-4:00pm BANTAM HOUSE - FG Legion 261 vs MIDGET HOUSE – Home Hardware (EX) Sunday, February 7 8:15am -9:30am HOCKEY 1 & 2 - Tim Hortons Timbits (P) 9:45am-11:15am OMAHA PLAYOFFS – Round 2 (Series V) PW REC GAME 1 – Merritt vs PW2 A&M Towing (PG) 11:30am-1:00pm ATOM DEV – Sunrise Ford Wranglers vs KAMLOOPS DEV T3 (EX) Monday, February 8 4:00pm 100 Mile WRANGLERS vs Kamloops STORM (G) Family Day Skate with the Wranglers following the game Tuesday, February 9 5:30pm-6:00pm MINI-WRANGLERS – Tim Hortons Timbits Level 1, 2 & 3 6:00pm-7:00pm HOCKEY 1 & 2 - Tim Hortons Timbits (P) 7:00pm-8:00pm PEEWEE HOUSE – Norbord & A&M Towing

DO YOU HAVE KIDS 0-5 YEARS? JOIN US FOR A SERVICE PROVIDER FUN FAIR! • Thursday, Feb. 4 – 100 Mile Elementary: 5:00-6:30, light dinner • Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Horse Lake Elementary: 9:30-11:00 • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Kindergym: 9:45-11:45 • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Lac la Hache Elementary: 9:30-11:00 • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Mile 108 Elementary: 9:30-11:00 • Bridge Lake - To be determined at a later date

Ladies League 1. Hollis Ney (18) 2. Trudy Folk (15) 3. Joanne Doddridge (15) 4. Lorraine Young (14)

Visit schools Meet community service providers Learn about community resources Play, Play, Play! Read stories and sing songs Enjoy great snacks Take home a free book

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Thursday, February 11th, 2:00-4:30 p.m. Forest Grove Community Hall Thursday, February 11th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 108 Mile Community Hall Friday, February 12th, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Lone Butte Community Hall

The Cariboo Regional District is updating the Official Community Plan for the South Cariboo. Please drop by the open house to learn about this important project and help make sure your voice is heard. It’s your home. It’s your plan. For more information please contact Karen Moores, Manager of Development Services, at kmoores@cariboord.ca, or phone 1-800-665-1636. You can also visit the Cariboo Regional District website at www.cariboord.ca

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The Watch Lake/ Nor th Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s (WLNGLVFD) annual general meeting is

scheduled for Feb. 6 beginning 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. Important meeting The annual general meeting for the Watch Lake/Green Lake Association (WLGLA) is scheduled for Feb. 17

at the WLCH. There will be a social at 7 p.m. and the meeting commences at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. If you need more information, please contact Joni Guenther at 250-456-7330 or Guy Poliseno at 250-3959082. Special wishes A belated birthday wish goes to Dale Heggtveit for Jan. 28. We hope you had a

New mobile-friendly website launched

BC Transit looking to make bus travel easier for customers

BC Transit has launched its new and improved website, w w w.b c t ransit.com, to give its 1.6 million customers in 130 communities (including 100 Mile House) across British Columbia easier and convenient access to online transit information. The new-look website replaces graphics and a content management system that were more than 12 years old. It offers several customer service enhancements: • Easy to view on mobile devices (responsive design); • Automatic location recognition directing riders to their local BC Transit system; • Better access to schedule data;

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• Customer alerts; • Ability to subscribe to e-mail alerts for specific bus routes (via e-mail); and • Convenient trip planning for most of our larger transit systems. During the course of the project, BC Transit invited ideas from a stakeholder advisory group that represented key customers, accessibility advocates, operating partners, employees and local and provincial governments. The development team also considered survey input from more than 1,800 post-sec-

ondary students and received more than 250 surveys from customers with suggestions for improvements during the two-month preview. The new site, built to Website Content Accessibility Guidelines AA standards, provides a solid foundation for BC Transit to keep growing and improving its online communications presence. This site was the first part of a three-part online communications upgrade, which includes the development of an extranet for operating partners and an intranet for employees.

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wonderful day. Calendar • The WLNGLVFD meets every other Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The next couple of practices will be on Feb. 9 and 23. New volunteers are always welcome. If you can find the time, come and join. • The Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meets every third Wednesday of the month at the WLCH.

Social and crafts at 11 a.m., with the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. New members are welcome. Let me know If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or news you would like to share with the community, call the writer at 250-3959082 or e-mail at gisele. poliseno@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

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Dec. 25, 1938 - Jan. 15, 2016 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the sudden passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend on January 15th, 2016. Joan was predeceased by Jerry, her husband of 53 years, parents Les and Betty Coles, and son James. Joan is survived by daughters Jeri-Lynne and Cathy Donn Herrera (Gauri); sisters Jean Thomas and Leslie Charlton (Dennis); grandchildren, Sara, Amanda and Jamie; great grandchildren Jordan, Aiden, Max and Lucas; furbabies Oliver and Lily; as well as extended family and many friends. Joan was born and raised in Chemainus, BC and later on in Cloverdale, BC, where she met the love of her life, Jerry. Joan and Jerry settled down in Cloverdale to raise their three children and resided there for 30 years. Joan and Jerry retired early and relocated to 108 Mile Ranch, BC where they pursued their mutual love of fishing and hunting. Joan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Donn residence in the 108. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ‘Help Bring Joan Donn Home’ fund at https://www.youcaring.com/cathy-donnherrera-and-jeri-lynne-donn-508451 would be greatly appreciated.

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Donald Vern September 28, 1940 - January 25, 2016 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing at home in Mackenzie, British Columbia, of Donnie Tinker, a loving father, grandfather and friend. Don spent many years in 100 Mile House, Kersley and Clearwater before moving to Mackenzie. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Colleen, in 1999. He leaves behind to mourn him, his loving daughter, Carrie (Walter); his sons Kevin (Trish) and Bill (Tanya); his grandchildren Ashley Marie, Jordie and Riis; Charlene and Travis; and James and Tristen, also many nieces, nephews and in-laws. There will be a memorial service later in the spring in Clearwater.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Derek Christianson. Derek was taken from us on January 31, 2016. Diggler, as many knew him, was the best damn father, husband and friend! The big man touched so many lives wherever he went. He leaves behind his loving wife Christine, his sons Maverick (12) and Dane (9), sister Corrina (Frank) along with her kids Blake and Brooke, father Nick (Gayle), in laws Lorne and Darlene Cochet and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Lana in 2004. The logging and motorsports industries will have a huge void now that he is gone. Come to the Gibraltar Room this Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 1 - 4 pm to share in some laughs, stories and memories of Derek with us. The family would like to thank everyone for the huge outpouring of support that has been shown since we received this devastating news. Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336


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Community asked for input on possible school closure INTERLAKES Diana Forster 250 593-2155

School District #27 trustees announced at their Jan. 26 board meeting that they will be entering into a

90-day public consultation process regarding the possible closure of Bridge Lake Elementary School as of the end of the 2015/16 school year. The school board invites community and stakeholder input during the consultation period via letter (School District No. 27; 350 North 2nd Avenue; Williams Lake, B.C.; V2G 1Z9), or by e-mail at feedback@sd27.bc.ca, or by attending a pub-

lic meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Bridge Lake Elementary School. The final decision is expected to be announced at the April 26 school board meeting.

Tatum and Amanda Seyfried on Feb. 13 at 3 p.m., Saturday. The movie drop-in fee is $2. This will be followed by a lasagna dinner at $12. Advance reservations are required for dinner; call the hall at 250-593-4869.

Movie day The next movie at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) is the PG-rated Valentine’s offering, Dear John, starring Channing

Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband, Bernie, their family and their many friends. A memorial service is planned for a later date, and will be announced in this column. Celebrations Very special congratulations got to Eileen and Gordon Hutchinson on their 60th wedding anniversary today (Feb. 4). Birthday bubbly goes to Johann Miller,

Sad passing Deka residents were deeply saddened to learn that Olga Crozier passed away suddenly Jan. 24 at the age of 79.

Natalie McCaw, Alice Rickenbacher, Greta Rickenbacher and Paul Desaulniers. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Deka Ice Fishing Derby is Feb. 6, Weigh in from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deka’s Access #12. Refreshments and prizes on the ice. Ticketholders must be present to win a prize. Tickets are $6.

• Outhouse Races, Interlakes Corner on Feb. 7. Set-up at 10 a.m.; races start at 11 a.m. • Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 10 at Deka Fire Hall. New members are always welcome. • Interlakes Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m., Feb. 10 at 6069 Horse Lake Rd. (enter from the back.) • Kids Space meets 3-5:30 p.m., Feb. 12 at ICC.

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• Feb. 6 – The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Ice-Fishing Derby is a great family event. Weigh in is at Access #12 (Burgess and Julsrud roads) from dawn to 2 p.m. Refreshments are available on the ice. Tickets cost $6. There will be prizes to three places, for kokanee, lake trout and

rainbow, and they will be awarded on the ice as soon as possible after 2 p.m., and there are lots of door prizes even if you don’t fish. Ticket holders must be present to win a prize. The Ladies Auxiliary will draw for the annual Kay Neil Memorial quilt at the derby. • Feb. 6 – The 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society is inviting everyone to

come up to the 99 Mile Trails and check out the new trails for free. Come and join a group to ski the new trails; round trip is approximately 14 kilometres. Just meet at the Day Lodge at 10 a.m. • Feb. 7 – There is some family fun for sure at the Third Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races at the Interlakes Service Centre on

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out at 10:30. Cost is by donation – net proceeds go to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. There will be a concession and prizes for the best poker hands. For information: www.greenlakesnowmobileclub.ca. • Feb. 8 – Celebrate Family Day on the slopes at the Mt. Timothy Ski Area with affordable family fun with 50 per cent off lift tickets for all ages. Check out www. skitimothy.com. • Feb. 8 – Enjoy Family Day at the Lake Of The Trees Bible Camp from 10 a.m. to

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Highway 24, with registration at 10 a.m. and races and games starting at 11 a.m. There will be a bonfire, door prizes, the people’s choice award, and hot food and beverages on site. There is no entry fee to race an outhouse, so for more information, registration forms and race rules, call The Country Pedlar at 250593-4114. • Feb. 7 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Snowarama Poker Ride at the clubhouse (176 Green Lake South Rd.) with registration at 10 a.m. and the first sled

At this session residents will be able to learn more about the proposal in order to help them make an informed decision at the polls.

Assent Vote (Referendum)

Residents in the 108 Mile Water System Service Area will be voting to determine whether t h ey w i s h to u n d e r ta ke borrowing for improvements to their water system. Upgrades are needed to address high concentrations of manganese, and develop an alternative ground water supply to help reduce lake level declines. Two thirds funding has been secured from the Small Communities Fund, and the other 1/3 will need to be borrowed.

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Something for everyone to enjoy in South Cariboo opportunity to explore the trails, whether it’s skiing or snowshoeing or both. Warm up around a bonfire, meet likeminded folks, and enjoy

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4 p.m. Bring your own sled, skates and hockey sticks - enjoy water slide luge and bonfires. Hot drinks will be provided; soup and bun lunch available with suggested donation of $10 per person or $40 per family. Information: www.lakeofthetrees. com. • Feb. 8 – The 100 Mile House Wranglers are hosting the Kamloops Storm at the arena with the puck dropping at 4 p.m. This promises to be a great game with the top 2 teams

going head-to-head for first place in the Doug Birks Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Also on the agenda during that game will be a Rapid Fire Contest and Enhanced Frisbee Toss.

home-made soup for $5 and/or goodies at the Day Lodge. Just sign in and go. The Nordics have ski & snowshoe rentals, so check 100MileNordics.

com for more information and rates. • Feb. 8 – There will be a Family Skate to celebrate BC Family Day at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from noon to 1

• Feb. 8 – The 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society invites everybody to discover the Nordics’ Winter Activity Centre on the 99 Mile Trails without having to pay for a day pass from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the perfect

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Ready, Set, Learn fairs return in February bags containing items, such as scissors, writing tools and paper, so that all families have these in their homes.” The bags will be distributed after the events to places, such as libraries and StrongStart centres, and any children attending the fairs will also take home a free book. The fairs are intended to bring together service providers so parents and caregivers can ask questions. Joyner stresses the events are open to anyone who is looking after young children, whether they’re parents, foster parents, other family members, or daycare service providers. “We have daycares come with their entire class.” There will be a lot for the children to do, including play stations, readings, singing and snacks. One thing Joyner is especially pleased with is this year there will be two fairs in 100 Mile House: one during the

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Parents and caregivers with children up to five years are invited to participate in one of the Ready, Set, Learn Service Provider Fairs taking place throughout the region in February. This year’s events feature the new “Three Year Old Round Up,” and Shelly Joyner, Early Years co-ordinator for School District No. 27, says this age group needs to be targeted. “We’re able to keep track of children up to 18 months old through Interior Health, and then again when they start kindergarten at age five. “The Three Year Old Round Up was started in Williams Lake last year, and it’s a great way to support kids at this in-between age.” She notes that if children have developmental issues, the earlier the processes are in place to support them the better. “All three-year-olds who attend one of the events will get learning

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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: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

aminocyclopyrachlor and metsulfuron-methyl – Navius or equivalent aminopyralid – Milestone or equivalent aminopyralid and metsulfuron-methyl – ClearView or equivalent aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl, and fluroxypyr – Sightline or equivalent aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl and triclopyr – Clearview Brush or equivalent Chondrostereum purpureum – Chontrol or equivalent clopyralid – Lontrel or equivalent diflufenzopyr and dicamba – Distinct, Overdrive, or equivalent glyphosate – Vantage, Vision or equivalent imazapyr – Arsenal Powerline or equivalent metsulfuron-methyl – Escort or equivalent picloram and 2,4-D – Aspect or equivalent triclopyr – Garlon products or equivalent

○ 2,4-D – LV700 or equivalent 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 bchydro.com/pestplanforcorridors. 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 thomas.wells@bchydro.com for more information.

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evening on Feb. 4 at 100 Mile House Elementary School (5 to 6:30 p.m.), during which a light dinner will be served; the other will be during the day on Feb. 18 at the Kindergym at 100 Mile Community Hall (9:45 to 11:45 a.m.). Other fairs take place at Forest Grove Elementary School (Feb. 2), Horse Lake Elementary School (Feb. 16), Lac la Hache Elementary School (Feb. 24), and Mile 108 Elementary School

(Feb. 25) - all events will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. “You don’t have to go to the school, where your child will be enrolled,” says Joyner, “and people are welcome to attend more than one event.” All of the fairs coincide with StrongStart sessions, and will replace those on the dates in question, she adds. “It’s a lot of fun and really nice to see the families come out.” For more information, call or text Joyner at 250-395-9303.

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On Saturday, February 27, 2016, qualified electors within the 108 Mile Water Service Area will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District borrowing up to two million dollars to construct a new well, water main and water treatment plant at the 108 Mile Water System? The combined costs to build and operate the improved system would be as follows: 1) Parcel tax of approximately $250 per year for 15 years, starting in 2016; and 2) Increased user fee to approximately $284 per year per single family residence, starting in 2017. To accommodate the above, an amendment to the current service bylaw is necessary to increase the annual maximum tax requisition to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 of assessment to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area.” Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. If sufficient applications are received, one scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question will be appointed for each voting opportunity. One scrutineer for the question and one scrutineer against the question will also be appointed to be present at the determination of the official results and, if necessary, at a judicial recount. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Fax: 250-392-2812 during the period: 9:00 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 to 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2016 Applications will only be received during regular office days and hours during this period. Application forms are available at the Cariboo Regional District, Unit 3 – 170 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0, and online at www.cariboord.ca Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making an application by contacting the following persons at the Cariboo Regional District office: Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer, ajohnston@cariboord.ca Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer, lschick@cariboord.ca Phone: 250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Alice Johnston Chief Election Officer

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two entertainment stages and barbecues at the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) and at the Water Tower Park (WTP). The LBCH will again have a Lone Butte 4H kid’s zone with games and bouncy tent. There will be arts and crafts inside the hall. The firefighters will be selling hotdogs and will be providing fire truck rides at the Lone Butte Fire Hall. Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association will be hosting its ever popular free shooting gallery with lots of prizes at historic WTP.

The almost 100-yearold water tower and the Alice Singleton Heritage House and the Defunbunker are all open to the public every year at LBR. The Lone Butte Historical Association’s annual garage and bake sale will be held in the WTP. Did you know that our LBR celebration in 2019 will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway reaching Lone Butte in 1919? School news Congratulations to Kylie Jensen who was

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100 MILE q A Ready, Set, Learn Service Provider Fair will be held in the 100 Mile House Elementary School gymnasium today (Feb. 4) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Folks with babies and children up to five years old are invited to this free, family fun event to celebrate families and learning – light dinner. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department annual general meeting will be held at the Watch Lake Community Hall on Feb. 6, starting at 1 p.m. Full-time and seasonal residents would be most welcomed. CLINTON q There will be a meeting in Clinton Memorial Hall on Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss the options of saving wild sheep from domestic sheep disease. Information: Chris Barker at 250-8833112. 100 MILE q Everyone is invited to a Public Open House to see the proposed Draft Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw, which will provide the blueprint for the District of 100 Mile House and its resident moving into the future. Information: visit website at www.100milehouse. com or contact District planner Joanne Doddridge at 250-3952434 or jdoddridge@ dist100milehouse.bc.ca. 100 MILE q The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the South Cariboo Health Centre, 555 Birch Ave., (behind 100 Mile District General Hospital), on Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. For more

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Williams Lake at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public and anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. Visit www. cccipc.ca for more information. RSVP for lunch by Feb. 19

to info@cccipc.ca, or call 250-855-WEED (9333). GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at

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The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/ MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1100 Alward St. Prince George, B.C. V2M 7B1 or Ph: 1-800-811-5664. OR 565 10th Ave. W. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4 Ph: 1-800-663-2524 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 1589 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2 The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 250-791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Rd., 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Fraser River Chevrolet, Quesnel BC is currently looking to fill the following full time position:

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or other insurance? If YES, call or email for FREE initial legal consultation and protect your right to compensation.

778-588-7049 Julie@LawyersWest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

Invasive Plant Control and Invasive Plant Spray Assistants Temporary Full-Time Positions

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.

The Cariboo Regional District is seeking three (3) temporary full-time positions of Invasive Plant Control and Invasive Plant Spray Assistants in the North, Central, and South Cariboo. Subject to funding, the approximate term for these positions will be from May to August 2016.

Lost & Found

Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 pm, February 12, 2016 and should be in the form of a resume with an accompanying letter detailing your experience and qualifications relative to this position. Applications without listing detailed information regarding relevant qualifications and experience will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. For detailed information on these positions and for more information on our community, please visit our website at www.cariboord.ca.

LOST: Aluminum Pike Pole at the end of Wolfe Road - Sun, Jan 24. Call 250-706-8208.

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Travel SEE POLAR Bears, Walrus and Whales on our Arctic Explorer Voyage next summer. Save 15% with our winter sale for a limited time. Call toll-free: 1-800-363-7566 or visit: www.adventurecanada.com (TICO#04001400)

Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 N. 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Facsimile: 250-392-2812; Email: bcrowe@cariboord.ca The Cariboo Regional District thanks all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Loans Officer Retail Credit Williams Lake Branch

Fight Back. Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

Williams Lake and District Credit Union has an exciting opportunity for a member-focused, energetic Loans Officer to work out of our Williams Lake Branch. Reporting to the Manager Operations the successful applicant will be responsible for delivering high quality lending services to current and potential members. In addition to enhancing the growth and development of the retail lending portfolio this position will ensure all retail lending activities are in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and policies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in credit adjudication, collections and policies and procedures as they relate to retail lending. They will also possess excellent communication skills and a commitment to delivering outstanding service. They will have proven business development skills and be effective in building strong member relationships. These attributes will have been developed through 2 to 5 years of lending experience in the financial services industry. We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits and an incentive bonus program. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter, in confidence by, February 12, 2016, to: Manager, Human Resources Williams Lake and District Credit Union 139 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A5 Fax: (250) 392 4361 E- mail: resume@wldcu.com Williams Lake and District Credit Union thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. For more information on Williams Lake and District Credit Union, please visit our website at www.wldcu.com

Certified GM Journeyman Technician Fraser River GM offers a full benefit package including; • Medical • Dental • Life Insurance • RRSP Plans • Competitive Wage and Compensation Packages Please apply with resume to Shane Thon by email sthon@shaw.ca – please include references and a drivers abstract.

TŜILHQOT’IN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 253- 4th Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T4 Phone (250) 392-3918 • Fax (250) 398-5798

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Full Time Employment

The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) was established in 1989 to meet the needs and represent the Tsilhqot’in communities of Tl’etinqox, ?Esdilagh, Yunesit’in, Tsi Deldel, Tl’esqox and Xeni Gwet’in in their strive to re-establish a strong political government structure. The Tsilhqot’in National Government is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director leads the organization and its personnel in achieving the organizations mandate, through the Tsilhqot’in National Government’s goals and vision. The Executive Director is responsible for the over-all development, implementation, administration and management of day-to-day operations within the current policies, by-laws and procedures under the direction of the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will: • Possess a Post-Secondary Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, commerce and/or Masters of Business Administration. Equivalent combination of related education, training and managerial experience with the public or private sector may be considered • Extensive knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s needs, issues, concerns, and aspirations; as well as experience with various levels of government and stakeholders. • Knowledge of the Indian Act and other relevant legislation/ policies as they pertain to First Nations • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial management with a minimum of five years’ experience in governmental accounting and experience with First Nation government and funding agencies • Requires advanced knowledge of governmental, business accounting and auditing standards and practices • Proven experience in a non-profit funding accounting procedures • Minimum of five years proven senior management experience • Excellent verbal and communication skills, strong leadership qualities • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, and be willing to travel as required Please submit a cover letter, resume and three employment references marked Confidential and emailed to: Attention: Betty Derksen, Office Manager Subject Line: Executive Director Employment Position Email: finance@tsilhqotin.ca


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Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit today: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career!

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

Building Maintenance Worker

We are currently hiring a part time maintenance worker for an apartment building. $15 Per Hour To Start. Wage negotiable depending on qualifications.. To Apply Please Call Penny:250-395-0809 Or E-mail kellypenny2 @gmail.com

• FLOORING INSTALLER

Full-time with experience in various flooring installations. Must have own vehicle and tools.

Automotive Technician

Charlotte Tire has an immediate opening for an experienced auto technician. We are a very busy shop providing quality repairs on the Queen Charlotte Island. We offer a very competitive compensation package! Please e-mail resume: bill@citires.ca

JOB FINDER

For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. Residential Care Aid for Youth Caregiver 1 Chef/Cook and 1 Front of House Manager Breakfast Cook Manager-Cashier-Server Experienced Meat Cutter Truck Driver Mechanic Parts/Sales Associate AutoCad Draftsman Service Manager Sales Advisor Seamstress

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F/T starting immediately.

Apply in person to: United Floors 2 - 345 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC

• Teachers • Special Ed Teachers • Education Assistants

Part-time opportunity to start supporting our Northern BC home educated students. Caseload to increase in the fall once training & proficiency is established. Detailed job description & online application can be found at: www.onlineschool.ca Click About Us, then scroll to Careers at HCOS

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Cedar Crest Society for Community Living Employment Opportunities

The Cedar Crest Society invites interested persons to apply for positions within our programs. These programs provide assistance to children, youth and adults with special needs. Services are provided in a variety of settings including child care facilities, homes, Society facilities and the community. The successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list from which future hires will be made. Work to be performed includes: • Support to individual children and groups in childcare settings. • (E.C.E. training or Qualification preferred). • Support to children and youth in summer and after school programs. • Support to youth and adults in employment and community inclusion programs. • Supports to individuals requiring overnight respite. These positions all require some degree of weekend and evening work. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, suitable work ethic and the ability to direct, teach and model appropriate behavior to clients of the Society. Qualifications or experience in the human service field would be preferred. A valid British Columbia Drivers License, suitable vehicle for work and a criminal record check are required. To apply submit resume to: Timothy Guthrie Cedar Crest Society Box 1197, 100 Mile House, British Columbia V0K 2E0 All applications must be received by February 19, 2016 to be considered.

ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $42.04 PER WEEK (PLUS GST) - 12 WEEK CONTRACT Call the experts at

KINGSGATE EXCAVATING LARGE EQUIPMENT FLEET to handle most jobs

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

250-395-2311 982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

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

250-395-2447

250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

Career Opportunities

Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

CANIM LAKE BAND

The Canim Lake Band is seeking a Home & Community Care Nurse (HCCN) to fill a part time position. As part of the White Feather Family Centre health team, the successful applicant will fill this role according to the White Feather Family Centre’s Home & Community Care Program. This Secwepemc community health centre is located 32 kms east of 100 Mile House and prides itself on providing excellent health service and programming to over 300 Band members residing in the community.

Career Opportunities

DIRECTORY

(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website: www.hortonventures.com

Employment Opportunity Home & Community Care Nurse

Career Opportunities

Professional Services

The HCCN will combine health sciences, knowledge and experience in assessment, supervisory and clinical nursing skills to effectively coordinate and deliver client care to individuals needing acute, chronic, or palliative care. Responsibilities and qualities: • Provide in-home direct nursing care as required • Coordinate home care services in a way that meets the needs of the clients while promoting independence and family and community support • Document assessments, care plans, reassessments, and service delivery on clients’ personal Home Care Health Record • Coordinate nursing care services with the client, physician, hospital, rehabilitation, long term care programs and other community programs • Maintenance of confidential reporting and recording systems • Develop nursing care and teaching strategies to assist clients/families dealing with chronic illness • Support Adult Activities program initiatives and outings that promote independent living, traditional wellness, and continued socialization in and out of the community • Proficiency in the use of computers, internet applications, and required reporting Qualifications: • Registered Nursing Degree or Licensed Practical Nurse Certification from an accredited university with two or more years of related experience • Member in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses Association of BC or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC • Knowledge of and sensitivity to First Nations health, social issues, and cultural norms • Criminal record check • Valid BC Driver’s License Salary: Negotiable (commensurate w/experience) Application Deadline: February 16, 2016 Please submit your resume and handwritten cover letter to: Sheila Dick, Health Administrator White Feather Family Centre/Canim Lake Band Box 1030 100 Mile House, BC Phone: (250) 397-2717 Fax: (250) 397-4155 healthadmin@canimlakeband.com Only selected candidates will be contacted for interview.

Until there's a cure, there's us.

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• Ralf Baechmann • Ph: 250-706-4706 www.most-wanted.ca

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Pets & Livestock

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Therapy Groups

Feed & Hay

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

Townhouses

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 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area:

Sunday: 7:30 pm

Health Centre (behind hospital) 555 Cedar Avenue

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

43 Dogwood Avenue Thursday: 7:30 pm

108 Mile Community Centre

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

4855 Timothy Lake Road Lac La Hache. This is an “Open” meeting, anyone who is struggling with Alcohol or wanting to support those struggling are welcome to attend. For more information call: 250-395-4646 250-395-6154 250-644-6524 250-706-7266 250-791-5286 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Mondays 2-4 pm at the Friendship Centre behind St. Timothy’s. For more information call Terri at 250-644-3325.

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping PETER NJENGA Chartered Professional Accountant - Accepting new clients. 604-5935447. pnnjenga@gmail.com

Excellent quality cow & horse hay, large round & large square bales. Phone early a.m. & evenings. Delivery available on large loads. (250)398-2805 HEAVY SMALL sq. bales Alfalfa grass mixed upland hay. No rain, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms 250-791-6652.

Pet Services Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

250-395-3330 Private or Group

WHERE DO YOU TURN

TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

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Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale REFORESTATION NURSERY seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs and berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce and Pine from $.99/tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Misc. Wanted BE AWARE AND COMPARE! Get a FREE estimate before you sell your collection of gold or silver coins! Call Mike 250-644-4422

Real Estate

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

Apt/Condos for Sale

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

Plumbing 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.

It Starts with You!

www.pitch-in.ca

Townhouses

Cariboo Pet Crematorium

Contractors

Maintenance Services

100 MILE, for sale by owner 12x62 trailer/mobile home with addition. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, brand new kitchen, new flooring, recent updates, 2 porches, small shop, storage space, carport, 7 mins from town. Just under 1 acre. Set up for up to 2 horses. $137,500. Phone 1-250267-2467

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: garlin2@telus.net

Business for Sale M&M Meat Shops Franchise for sale in Cranbrook, BC. Owners retiring. Busy main street location. Call Kathy Hosseini @ 1-519-895-2580 ext. 448 kathy@mmms.ca

Sales

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION South Cariboo Branch

CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Canadian Mental Health Association building located at 555B Cedar Avenue in front of the ambulance station by the hospital, or at the

Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission. For inquiries please call 250-395-4883.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 100 MILE, downtown 2 bdrm, W/D hookups, Util not incl. No Pets,$650.mo. 250-644-1099

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100 MILE, Must see, 3 bdrms, 1-1/2 baths, recently renovated, no pets. $750/mo 250-3972068

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Penny

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

Become a GREEN SHOPPER!

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 100 MILE 3 bdrm in town. “New Renos - Pristine” Spacious, Full Basement, W/D hookups, gas/elec not incl. No pets. $850/mo. 250-706-3131

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale: Household goods, received April 7, 2014. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd., Lessor, located at 201 7th Street, 100 Mile House, B.C. and Diana Souther, Lessee, 6815 Fawn Creek Rd., Lone Butte, BC, V0K 1x1.

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.

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

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250-395-3088

Located off Exeter Rd. Past Tim-Br Mart on McDermid Rd. 100 Mile House, BC

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Homes for Rent

Purified ICE & Watkins Products

108 MILE, 1 bdrm w/ensuite and loft, new carpet. 5 appliances on 3 acres on Golf Course. Terrific view, very private, garden space. Ref & damage dep req’d. $850/mo plus util. Call 250-945-4712

We also offer Vacuum Sales, Parts and Repairs & Carpet Cleaner Rentals

#2 - 486 Birch Ave. 250-395-6110 100 Mile House, BC

14’ x 58’ mobile at the 105. 2 bdrms, f/s w/d. Ref req’d. $625 per month, includes heat. 250395-2012.

Suites, Lower

• Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Toy Haulers • Truck Campers • Tent Trailers • Cargo Trailers • Utility & Equipment Trailers

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.

Misc. Wanted

• Sales • Service & Repairs • Parts & Accessories • Secure Storage

Misc. Wanted

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

BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE • SPRUCE • FIR PULP LOGS Please call KATHERINE LEPPALA

Office/Retail

Office/Retail

The Automotive Sales Consultant will sell our products and services through the achievement of opportunity-based sales quotas. This individual will also develop ongoing relationships with customers and continually maintain their respective client portfolios.

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

Integrity, passion, and presentational skills are essential for this role. Fraser River Chevrolet Offers An Industry Leading Compensation Package, An Incredible Work Environment & Career Advancement Opportunities.

Call Maureen at

Qualified applicants should email resume and cover letter with “Sales Consultant” in subject line to Shane Thon: sthon@shaw.ca

ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $42.04 PER WEEK (PLUS GST) - 12 WEEK CONTRACT

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Fraser River Chevrolet is looking for an experienced, career minded

Automotive Sales Consultant

DIRECTORY

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN

(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-0584 (cell) (250) 395-6201 (fax)

to set and meet sales goals and to consistently deliver results in accordance with our high company standards.

Professional Services

Sollows Cres.

Services

Moore Rd.

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

250-395-0462

L & A Development Corp.

250-395-3090

5430 INDUSTRIAL FLATS RD. 100 MILE HOUSE info@meridianrv.com (At Hwy 97 & 24)

Call me for print, online and flyer advertising! Ph: 250-395-2219 publisher@100milefreepress.net

Martina Dopf Publisher English/German

#3 - 536 Horse Lake Rd. Uptown Plaza, 100 Mile House

Are you puppy training, moving, starting a fire, etc? PAPER BUNDLES are the perfect thing! Available at our office.


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Nature trail provides peaceful walk

From B7

awarded the iPad mini from local fire chief Jon Grieve on Jan. 18. Kylie’s name was drawn on fire prevention week and only five iPads were awarded in all

of British Columbia. Maria Telford has been assigned to the principal’s position at Horse Lake Elementary School for the remainder of the school year by schools superintendent

Mark Thiessen. Peaceful walk I am surprised but also happy to report that my wife, Gayle, and I were first to set the one-kilometre snowshoe

trail at the Wild Horses’ Nature Trail on Jan. 24. Located in the Lone Butte Wild Horse Acres Subdivision on Baker Road, off Highway 24, the peaceful walk shows abundant signs of wildlife,

including moose, deer, coyote and other wildlife tracks. The subdivision was originally owned by Lone Butte pioneer Doug Scott and the homestead is part of the original Balling Bull Ranch.

CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF ASSENT VOTING

108 MILE WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ASSENT VOTING SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAWS

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within the 108 Mile Water Local Service Area in the Cariboo Regional District, as defined on the map following, that assent voting will be held on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District borrowing up to two million dollars to construct a new well, water main and water treatment plant at the 108 Mile Water System? The combined costs to build and operate the improved system would be as follows:

1) Parcel tax of approximately $250 per year for 15 years, starting in 2016; and 2) Increased user fee to approximately $284 per year per single family residence, starting in 2017.

To accommodate the above, an amendment to the current service bylaw is necessary to increase the annual maximum tax requisition to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 of assessment to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area.”

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS ADVANCE VOTING:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC -andMONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • 108 Mile Community Hall, 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, BC

GENERAL VOTING:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • 108 Mile Community Hall, 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, BC Qualified electors may vote at any of the above voting dates/locations.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

BYLAW NO. 4977 – “108 Mile Water Service Amendment Bylaw No. 4977, 2015” - If adopted, this bylaw provides for the following: • An increase of the annual maximum requisition for the 108 Water Local Service Area to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 to the net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area, to carry out improvements to the 108 Mile Water System. BYLAW NO. 4978 – “108 Mile Water Service Improvement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4978, 2015” - If adopted, this bylaw provides for the following: • The borrowing of up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) for the purpose of carrying out improvements to the 108 Mile Water System. ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL COST PROJECTIONS: If approved, the assent vote authorizes collection of a parcel tax of approximately $250/year for 15 years. As the system components will be built in phases, the anticipated parcel tax will be $180/year for 2016 and will increase to $250 for the balance of the debt term. If the assent vote passes, the effect on user fees will be an increase to approximately $284/year per single family residence, commencing in 2017. TAKE NOTICE that the above is a synopsis of the proposed bylaws and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaws. The full bylaws may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, Unit 3 – 170 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0, during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, or online at www.cariboord.ca For further information on the bylaws or the voting process, please contact Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer at ajohnston@cariboord.ca or Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer at lschick@cariboord.ca or (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636. Alice Johnston Chief Election Officer

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • 18 years of age or older on general voting day • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the 108 Mile Water Local Service Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration, and • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. Resident electors are asked to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification should prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors are asked to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING The following electors are permitted to register to vote by mail and to vote by mail ballot: (i) those persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; (ii) persons who expect to be absent from their jurisdiction on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities; (ii) persons who reside within the voting jurisdiction but more than 90 kilometres from the closest polling station at which they are entitled to vote. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: Between February 2, 2016 and 4:00 pm on February 25, 2016, you must submit the following information to the Cariboo Regional District office by mail to Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4; telephone (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636; fax (250) 392-2812; or email lschick@cariboord.ca: 1. Full name; 2. Residential address; 3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors); 4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package: (a) pick up at a Cariboo Regional District office; (b) regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address; OR (c) regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address provided when requesting the mail ballot package; and 5. To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector. Mail ballot packages will be sent out commencing on or about February 3, 2016. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on February 27, 2016.

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100 Mile House Free Press, February 04, 2016  

February 04, 2016 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, February 04, 2016  

February 04, 2016 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press