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Local politicians are rejoicing over an “unprecedented” funding announcement that will finally improve water quality in the 100 Mile House area. A grant of $ 5,850,000 from the Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund to the 100 Mile House Water Supply Upgrade project was announced on Feb. 12. The two-phase project will provide a reliable, safe and clean water supply to the residents of 100 Mile House, as well as trucked water consumers in the surrounding area. Phase 1 addresses water security and quality. Phase 2 provides adequate fire protection in the Exeter Road area and improves water storage capacity in the industrial area. The work includes construction of additional wells and a water treatment plant designed to remove manganese from the source water, which has led to extensive black precipitate in the water. The balance of the $6.4 million project will be covered by the District Utilities Infrastructure Reserve. Work on the project has already begun Continued on A5

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Students in teacher Charlie Dunk’s Grade 1 French Immersion class, including Kaison Lewis, left, Micah McLelland and Jordan Harper, all had fun during the canoe relay race in Centennial Park on Feb. 12. The event was held during 100 Mile House Elementary School’s French Celebration Week.

Community rallying around students

Ken Alexander Free Press

The battle to keep Bridge Lake Elementary School (BLES) open has just begun, according to the school’s Parents Advisory Committee (PAC), concerned citizens and the Interlakes Economic Association. School District #27 (SD27) passed a motion on Jan. 26 to begin a 90-day consultation process regarding the possible closure of the school in June. PAC chair Piri DeVries was peeved the school trustees didn’t inform the PAC or the community they were going discuss the potential closure at that meeting, so the community could have some input. SD27 issued a press release on Jan. 26 outlining the reasons the board was considering the BLES closure, including declining enrolment, budget constraints due to fewer than nine students, and proximity of Horse Lake Elementary School.

In the press release, school board chair Tanya Guenther noted four other schools had been closed since 2013 due to lack of enrolment. The news set off a flurry of activity in the Bridge Lake area. Interlakes Economic Association (IEA) president Dianne Lawson e-mailed several questions to Guenther, with the top 4 dealing with catchment area numbers, and current and maximum travel times. Lawson asked Guenther to get the answers to her in time for a community meeting on Feb. 12., and the school board replied that she would send them to staff for answers. Those answers not only didn’t arrive in time for the meeting, and as of this writing, they still haven’t been received. However, the public meeting went on as planned on Feb. 12, with a good turnout of Bridge Lake area residents, and they had a lot to talk about. They are continuing to build their case

to keep the school open. A few of the highlights from the meeting include: • The Lone Butte/Interlakes community won’t agree to one elementary school (Horse Lake Elementary School) to cover the future educational needs that covers 1,270 square kilometers. It will require most of the children, including primary age, travelling on a school bus. Some routes could be more than 50 kilometres one way (up to two hours a day on a school bus). • The community will not accept the current consultation process because little factual information has been provided to the residents on how SD27 came to the conclusion that closing Bridge Lake School was a viable option. The school district is now soliciting to the community to come up with suggestions on how to close the school and what options there Continued on A5


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South Cariboo OCP update underway

Ken Alexander Free Press

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is updating the South Cariboo Official Community Plan (OCP) and it hosted three openhouse meetings for public input on Feb. 11-12. The meetings were held at the Forest Grove, 108 Mile and Lone Butte community halls, and while attendance hasn’t been overwhelming, area residents have been showing up and asking questions. The existing OCP was adopted in 1996 and the document will be updated to align community values, aspirations and perspectives for growth within the South Cariboo. The OCP area includes 108 Mile Ranch and 93-97 Mile areas Electoral Area G, Gateway/Buffalo Creek, Forest Grove, Ruth Lake and Canim Lake in Electoral Area H and Lone Butte and Horse Lake in Electoral Area L. Graham Farstad is the

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Arlington Group principal Graham Farstad and planning consultant Amanda Grochowich were on hand to discuss aspects of the Cariboo Regional District’s South Cariboo Official Community Plan update with residents at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Feb. 15.

principal with the Arlington Group, which is the lead consultant for the update. He says they have a couple of partners: EcoPlan International from Vancouver, which is helping with the public consulta-

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tion; and an environmental and ALR consultant, which will be dealing with lake quality that is a concern to the CRD. The regional district would like that information updated, Farstad says.

He adds ALR issues are also important because a large portion of the land is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. “We also need to know if the existing OCP is still relevant, and with the big

changes that took place in legislation [two-tier system] last year. “In the Okanagan, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, there is one system where the agricultural land protection is the main objective. In the Interior apart from the Okanagan, there’s a second tier system, in which agriculture is important but it’s competing with development....” Regarding the format for the OCP, Farstad says there are two main levels of public consultation elements. “One is the front end: looking for input on issues; people identifying what they feel is of real value in the area and what they see as more of a challenge; and potential problems or things that need to be addressed.” The public open houses were held in the three electoral areas of the South Cariboo to focus on grassroots concerns, he explains. Noting the CRD wanted to have an advisory commit-

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FAST bytes B.C. TOP EMPLOYER For the eighth consecutive year, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has been named as one of the province’s best employers. Throughout the province, more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees work for the LDB in a variety of retail, wholesale, distribution and corporate roles.

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Kamloops Canada Post area manager Karen Plessis, left, Lone Butte Post Office employee Lona Scott using new CANCEL stamp, Lone Butte postmaster Audrey Nelson and Rob Klarich, Canada Post superintendent of area operations, posed at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Lone Butte Post Office on Feb. 10. Audrey Nelson, who has been the current Lone Butte postmaster since 1999, designed and gave away 100th Anniversary Post Cards to those who attended the celebration.

Lone Butte Post Office 100 years of service Originally called the Fawn Post Office the name changed in 1961

By Al Jones History buffs may be scratching their heads trying to figure out how Canada Post beat the Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) Railway to Lone Butte. Canada Post celebrated 100 years of service on Feb. 10, although the actual anniversary date was Feb. 1. The original Fawn Post Office was in two different locations at Fawn Creek before moving west to Lone Butte in 1922, arriving just after the railroad. The name of the Post Office didn’t change from Fawn to Lone Butte until Oct. 11, 1961 – apparently due to a conflict with another town named Lone Butte in Alberta.

The name change occurred when Alice Singleton was the postmaster in Lone Butte. With this small historical technicality explained, Canada Post Superintendent Rob Klarich, local area manager Karen Plessis joined the current postmaster Audrey Nelson and part-time employee Lona Scott to celebrate the 100-year milestone anniversary. Members of the Lone Butte Historical Association, the 100 Mile House & District Stamp Club and other members of the community joined Audrey for the cake cutting and the unveiling of a special CANCEL stamp which features the

historic Water Tower and the Lone Butte Rock. The post office was nicely decorated with balloons and historic photos of Lone Butte. The large, excellently decorated chocolate cake was served with coffee to all who attended the open house, and commemorative pins, note pads and pens were handed out. Audrey, who has been the current Lone Butte postmaster since 1999, designed and gave away 100th Anniversary Post Cards to those who attended the celebration. The well designed and nicely decorated post cards are also histori-

cally informative as they include a complete list of names of Lone Butte postmasters and dates of service for the last hundred years. The CANCEL stamp is available to folks who bring or send their mail to the post office. On March 11, the post office in 100 Mile House will also be celebrating 100 years of service. It is interesting to note that 70 Mile House celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2008 and that the Lac La Hache Post Office was established back in 1872, as it was on the Gold Rush Trail to Barkerville. Al Jones is the Lone Butte correspondent

Water system public meeting well-attended Ken Alexander Free Press

There was a very good turnout for the 108 Mile Ranch Water System Upgrade public meeting at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Feb. 15. The hall was packed, as around 175 residents showed up to hear the latest news about the drill tests and to have questions answered prior to the water system upgrade project referendum on whether to borrow $2 million to complete the project. CRD Area G Director Al Richmond noted upgrades are

needed to address high concentrations of manganese with a new water treatment plant, and develop an alternative ground-water supply to help reduce lake level declines. After new information came in, the CRD wants time because “more assessments are required before the alternative water supply (north aquifer) could be confidently developed.” The new proposal is to construct a treatment plant in 2016 at the Sepa Lake pump house site, which is a cheaper option by $494,000, with an annual operating cost of $30,000$40,000. Then by 2018, the CRD

would develop an additional water source, potentially the north aquifer, after more assessments are completed. All of the work would be done for the $2 million the CRD wants to borrow for the project. CRD Environmental Services manager Mitch Minchau took the audience through a PowerPoint presentation detailing the need for manganese removal, current and historic lake water levels, water chlorination issues, existing wells’ water recovery, information on the north aquifer, user fees and taxation, and voting procedures.

Then he and a hydrogeologist, which the CRD hired to do the study on the 108 water system, started taking questions from the residents. Some folks didn’t want to pay for the manganese removal through a new treatment plant and would rather have individual property owners look after the removal. After some back-and-forth discussion, Richmond explained the manganese level is a community-wide problem, which was applauded by at least three-quarters of the people in attendance. Continued on A12

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Dog dies in snare

Local man recalls with sadness, gory details of dog’s death Gaven Crites Free Press

While tragic and unfortunate, there was nothing unlawful about the setting of a wildlife snare that mortally wounded a dog on Crown land near 100 Mile House last month, according to investigators. Randy McNolty recalls with sadness the details of seeing his dog Almoe, a RottweilerLab cross, die in his arms near his cabin in the Earle Lake area on

Jan. 17. McNolty was on a four-wheeler clearing snow on the Horse Lake Forest Service Road while Almoe followed alongside. Almoe had fended off a bear last year and was always near his master, always protecting him in the remote, wooded area where they lived, McNolty says. He was about 50 yards ahead of Almoe when he heard a yelp and got off the fourwheeler to investigate. He went back to discover his companion bleeding, twisting and turning in the snow a few metres off the roadway, his neck caught in a snare trap baited with meat. “He’s pulling so hard there’s blood shooting everywhere out of his mouth,” McNolty recalls.

“I went to get him out of the snare and I couldn’t get him out of the snare and he died in my hands. Blood shot all over me. “He started pulling so hard and rolling that my hand got caught in the snare in the wire. I couldn’t do nothing.” McNolty brought the details to the Conservation Officer Service (COS), whose investigation found the trapper in this case was in compliance with the Wildlife Act and cleared the trapper of any wrongdoing. “It was a completely lawful trap in the location it was at,” explains James Zucchelli, a CO in 100 Mile House. “It’s really an unfortunate circumstance for everyone involved – the trapper included. It’s definitely not any trapper’s intention to go out

and kill domestic dogs.” Zucchelli says the CO Service typically sees one or two cases like this every year in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. However, not all turn out to be fatal. “The specific trapper in this case was devastated.” McNolty wishes the trapper (who he declined to name to help protect his anonymity in the tragic matter) would have warned him about the snares when they were set or put signs up, so he and Almoe could have avoided them. “He didn’t talk to me. He didn’t talk to any of the neighbours.” While the British Columbia Trapper’s Association states it encourages its trappers to give notice to locals when they set traps in the area, they are not

legally obliged to do so on Crown and. Trappers say they can’t mark traps for fear of theft and vandalism. Tampering with lawfully set traps is against the law. Zucchelli encourages people to keep close watch of their dogs on Crown land and to learn about traps and snares in the event they would have to free their animals from one. “There is that risk that exists throughout the Cariboo. It’s not like it’s around every corner, but prices of fur have definitely crept up and there are a lot of people getting into trap lines, and trap lines are moving.” He reminds people if they see any illegal activities related to trapping or problem wildlife to call 1-877-952-7277.

Liberals rejoice in ‘Balanced Budget 2016’ Ken Alexander Free Press

Finance Minister Mike de Jong introduced the B.C. Liberal government’s “Balanced Budget 2016” in the provincial legislature on Feb. 16, and proudly announced the budget was balanced again. This drew thunderous thumping on the desks and cheering on the government side of the legislature, and the rolling of eyes and heckling on the opposition side. Later in the afternoon, CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said she is extremely happy and proud her government produced a balanced budget, with surplus money it can put into programs that need an uplift in funding.

de Jong noted Balanced Budget 2016 will invest $1.6 billion in new and increased spending over three years on core services in addition to annual three per cent increases in the health ministry budget, almost $500 million of which is funded by lower interest costs due to the retirement of operating debt. Meanwhile, Barnett said there is one local highlight in this year’s budget that she was really happy to see because it will help resolve a local problem she has been working on since 2010. Rural tourism operators, such as resorts that are only open for two to four months a year, will get a much greater tax assessment relief than they have had in the past, Barnett said.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN) ATTENTION: Bridge Lake Area Residents PUBLIC FORUM Possible School Closure When: Wednesday, 02 March 2016 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Bridge Lake Elementary School The Board of Education has entered into a 90 day consultation period to receive input from any interested parties regarding the possible closure of BLES due to declining enrolment. The 90 day consultation period process includes this public forum opportunity. Please come prepared to discuss the following: 1. Does the public have more information regarding the number of students reported in the catchment area? Or future enrolment? 2. Does the public have additional information regarding the growth of the community that may impact school enrolment? 3. Does the public have any ideas on an alternative community use for all or part of the school? 4. What other information does the public want the Board to consider prior to making its decision? Unable to Attend? Input, in writing (email feedback@sd27.bc.ca or to Board of Education, 350 North 2nd Ave, Williams Lake V2G 1Z9), will be received up to noon on 26 April 2016. The Board will review all input and is expected to reach a decision at its open meeting, 6:30 pm, 26 April 2016.


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and two new production wells are expected to be drilled this year. Both phases are expected to be completed in 2018. The treatment problem, as it exists today, I don’t believe was on anyone’s radar until the last 10 years or so, District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says, adding getting adequate pressure and storage up to Exeter has been a long standing issue. “The last two councils have really grabbed the bull by the horns and said, ‘We need this. This is a priority for our community’. It’s taken us this long to get there, but we’re here and we’re pretty excited.” It’s the largest grant of this kind in British Columbia this year and the largest grant 100 Mile House has ever received, the mayor adds. Securing the funding and getting the project

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District of 100 Mile House council and staff announced the District received a grant for $5,850,000 from the Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund for the 100 Mile House Water Supply Upgrade project on Feb. 12. Mayor Mitch Campsall, front row left, chief administrative officer Roy Scott; Councillor Ralph Fossum, back left, community services director Phil Strain, operations supervisor Brad Scott and District planner Joanne Doddridge were on hand for the announcement.

underway was a “team effort,” says Campsall, who credits local staff and engineers. “This is for the future. It’s the future of 100 Mile. “This will add up to fire protection in the industrial area and will add water to the industrial area. It brings room in for expansion up there.” Councillor Ralph Fossum was also happy

to see a solution in the works. “The problem has always existed. Councils over the years have known of it, but have never had a solution available. That kind of money was never available. A $1-million grant would have been outstanding, but close to $6 million is unprecedented.”

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could be for the use of the school. • The school board deliberately restricted use of the school by the community/residents (non-school use) and put in place policies that made use of the school unaffordable for community user groups. These policies directly affected health and

wellness for students and adults in the community. Recently, the trustees only agreed to provide limited access due to political pressure (albeit with a cost to the user who already pays taxes for their school). There will be a public forum at the Bridge Lake Elementary School on March 2, starting at 6:30 p.m., and there will likely be a full house.

Parents, community groups and other stakeholders can also provide input 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.

The final decision on the potential closure is expected to be announced at the April 26 board meeting. Guenther has not returned calls to the Free Press to comment on the community’s concerns.

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Unofficial NStQ referendum results released Williams Lake Band will vote again due to disruption at polling station

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council and its affiliated NStQ Treaty Group held an Agreement-in-Principle referendum on Feb. 11 to see if there was an appetite to move forward with final agreement negotiations. The four First Nation communities that make up the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) are the Canim Lake Indian Band (Tsq’escen’), Soda Creek Indian

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of the questionnaires will be summarized and will also be available online. All of this information will help form the direction of the OCP update, he explains. When the draft plan is finished in the spring, he says there will be another series of open houses and meetings to get input from people so the consultants can go forward. Farstad says they hope to have the OCP update concluded in the summer, and then

Community members from each of these bands voted on the following ballot question: “Do you support the recommendation of

the NStQ Leadership Council to proceed to Final Agreement Negotiations?” This wasn’t a vote on the NStQ Treaty itself

– a process the NStQ has been involved in since 1994. Instead, the referendum determined whether the NStQ membership

Unofficial results of the Feb. 11 referendum are as follows: • Canim Lake Band (458 eligible voters): yes – 125; no – 84 • Soda Creek Band (336 eligible voters): yes – 90; no – 48 • Canoe Creek/Dog Creek Band (582 eligible voters): yes – 113; no – 72

First public input meetings held

He says the survey that was presented at the open house meetings is available online, as is the existing OCP and updated background studies showing current information. “The studies are fairly extensive so they give people good information on things like resources.” Farstad adds input will continue to be gathered for the next month, and the results from all

it will be ready for adoption by the CRD in the late summer or early fall. For more informa-

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determining the next course of action for the NStQ and its goal of achieving a future of self-determination. The NStQ Leadership Council states the Williams Lake Band poll, with 385 eligible voters, was suspended at the polling station because of the disruptive illegal actions of a small group of protestors who were predominantly comprised of non-Williams Lake Band community members. The band council met to analyze this event and determined a full re-vote will take place for all eligible Williams Lake Indian Band voters on March 15.

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A home-grown 100 Mile House success story is about to take the B.C. Home and Garden Show by storm. Trinity Post and Panel, owned by Ken Harper, manufactures pre-built, pre-insulated houses, and one of the company’s houses is the featured exhibit at this year’s show. Harper says Gregg Borsos, a member of the firm, was down in Vancouver doing a presentation about the company. The presentation was attended by the Home and Garden Show manager, whose reaction was: “We need to have that house at the show.” A show home had already been arranged, but the company pulled

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This is an artist’s rendering of the home that 100 Mile House business, Trinity Post & Panel, has assembled as the feature exhibition at the B.C. Home and Garden Show in Vancouver, Feb. 17-21.

out unexpectedly, leaving an opening, Borsos explains. “We told them we had a construction process that was fast, and that we could build them a show home.” It took a month to construct the house in

the yard at 100 Mile House, and then five days to put the house together at B.C. Place for the show. Borsos says that the post-and-beam frame with pre-inflated wall panels has insulation that will withstand tempera-

tures of up to 2,000 C. “The houses are very fire-resistant, and soundproof. The insulation cuts up to 60 per cent off the cost of heating and cooling.” A 2,500-square-foot Trinity house can be heated with a 30,000

BTU furnace; a samesized traditional home would need a 100,000 to 120,000 BTU furnace, he explains. “There’s little air exchange or drafts. Our houses average 1.97 air exchanges per hour; most homes average five.” Harper says he’s been working on the project since 2009, and it’s just starting to take off. The firm received two patents in 2015, which means they can really start to pursue opportunities. “It’s all coming together.” When asked what his goals are, coming out of the Home Show, he says, “I’m hoping to come back with sales. I want to put 100 Mile to work. Our goal is to create jobs here.”

Police respond to report of armed intruders

Candle Road blocked off, 23-yearold man detained by RCMP

No charges are being considered in a bizarre incident that required urgent police attention because of reports of armed men encircling a residence near Hawkins Lake on Feb. 9. 100 Mile House RCMP received a report from a 23-year-old man that multiple suspects with firearms were sur-

rounding his residence and targeting him at his property. RCMP dispatch gathered further information from the complainant

who was on the phone, while local RCMP members and a police dog handler from Williams Lake responded to the scene.

Candle Road was blocked off and two residences were contained by police, whose investigation verified none of these reported events

had occurred. The complainant was detained and taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for a medical assessment.

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he muddy waters of aboriginal land claims and private property rights in British Columbia may have just cleared a little. On Jan. 15, the B.C. government stated its opposition to the Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn bands’ aboriginal title claim on land currently owned by private citizens and mining company KGHM- Ajax, saying it will “vigorously oppose a declaration that has the potential to create uncertainty over the land base and for private property owners across this territory,” which is near the city of Kamloops. Last fall, the two First Nations bands filed a claim with the B.C. Supreme Court saying the province and KGHMAjax never consulted with the communities about a proposed copper and gold mine near Jacko Lake. Skeetchestn Chief Ron Ignace says the band wants the right to dictate how the

lands are used and raised rights in its judgment. concerns about the project’s The 2015 Saik’uz First potential environmental Nation and Stellat’en impact. This brewing legal First Nation v. Rio Tinto battle has the potential to Supreme Court of Canada define the boundaries in decision makes private which aboriginal title and parties susceptible to private property rights litigation by First Nations can operate, communities something two that have Ravina previous Supreme simply claimed Court cases failed Bains and (not proven) to do. aboriginal title Kayla The 2014 on B.C. land; an Ishkanian Supreme Court area of litigation of Canada previously only Tsilhqot’in brought against judgment states that in provincial and federal order for development governments, creating to occur on aboriginal additional land uncertainty title lands, consent (not in B.C. consultation) from First The Fraser Institute’s Nations is required. The annual mining survey judgment also states a demonstrates land government can infringe uncertainty is having a on aboriginal title rights if real impact on investment a project is in the “greater opportunities for the public interest.” However, province. The 2015 survey since the Tsilhqot’in Nation shows the number 1 withdrew its claim to impediment for mining privately held fee simple investment in B.C. is land, the court did not have uncertainty stemming from to balance private property disputed land claims. rights with aboriginal title Following these two

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hen the B.C. Liberal government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation signed a five-year framework agreement outlining land and resource negotiations on Feb. 12, it set a standard not just for all of British Columbia, but also for all levels of government. The provincial and Tsilhqot’in governments agreed The Nenqay Deni Accord (People’s Accord) established a “shared vision, principles and structures to negotiate a comprehensive and lasting reconciliation between the First Nation and the province.” The accord will be the keystone in all future negotiations between the Tsilhqot’in and the provincial government because it is respectful and all-encompassing. The Nenqay Deni Accord outlines the eight pillars of reconciliation to be negotiated in a holistic manner, including Tsilhqot’in culture and language, children and families, healthy communities, justice, education and training, lands and resources, and economic development. Reconciliation is an important road all British Columbians must travel down together if we are going to grow with certainty as a province that is rich with resources and strategically positioned for economic opportunity. We need to learn the value of sharing cultures, wealth and health. We need to respect each other’s mindsets when it comes to preservation and conservation of the environment while we strive for economic development. It is important to note Crown land within the Tsilhqot’in territory will be part of the negotiation, with no private lands involved. According to the agreement, the amount of Crown land will be subject to further negotiations between the provincial government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The June 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision that granted the Tsilhqot’in Nation aboriginal title to more than 1,750 square kilometres in the Nemiah Valley in the Chilcotin not only strengthen the Tsilhqot’in battle for control of resources within its title claim, but it also set the standard for aboriginal title across the country. This is why all eyes are on The Nenqay Deni Accord – not only in B.C. but all across the country. The Nenqay Deni Accord clarifies the next steps in transitioning the title claim to Tsilhqot’in management and control. It also commits the province and the Tsilhqot’in to a joint exploration of economic and social opportunities for the Tsilhqot’in throughout the larger traditional territory. This agreement will likely set the stage for an agreement with the federal government. It is also worth noting that local governments are also meeting, sharing information and forming agreements with First Nations. It’s the new reality whose time has come.

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important judgments, the province did not address the private-property dilemma and how the government would respond if there was a situation where aboriginal rights impacted private property rights of British Columbians. Given that more than 100 per cent of the province is currently claimed by First Nations, it was only a matter of time before private property versus aboriginal title cases come forward. The province’s strong reaction regarding Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn First Nations claim to private property may provide assurances to companies and private property owners in B.C. time will tell how the courts will balance aboriginal rights against property rights in the province. Ravina Bains is the associate director and Kayla Ishkanian is a researcher for the Fraser Institute’s Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies.

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Changes to electoral system being sought To the editor: While voters are confused about how the different electoral systems work, they have made it abundantly clear they want all parties fairly represented in our parliaments. Proportional representation (PR) is the only electoral system that addresses this issue, and that is why it is used in virtually all democratic societies in the so-called free world. Another very important reason to use a PR system is it encourages the development of more parties, opening the doors for more people

to get involved with the political process. To make sure the majority of the members of Parliament are elected in the geographic regions where they live, larger electoral districts will be created to include several federal ridings. The process of nominating candidates does not change, but there are many ways of ranking the candidates on the so-called party list – the list of candidates representing the different parties in an election.

Using a PR ballot, voters mark the ballot to indicate the party of choice to establish how many seats it will get in the Legislature, while on the same ballot they vote for and rank the candidates. That makes it about as simple, honest, and fair as it can possibly get. It is in a way a win-win ballot because you can vote for your favourite party and candidate without penalty. It is also the only balloting system where every single vote is used to elect a candidate.

The big bonus is that this system of balloting consistently produces governments that are politically stable, efficient and productive. Mixed Member Proportional (MMP), and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s preferential, “instant run-off ” models are both monumental disasters. A preferential ballot will undermine the party structure because millions of the voters will be obliged to choose between a party – and a candidate. It will also produce results that

are similar to using our current electoral system: minority governments that miraculously get most of the seats. The Single Transferrable Vote for British Columbia was a preferential ballot – not a proportional ballot. That is why the referendum failed – twice. The people wanted Proportional Representation. Andy Thomsen Peachland

100 Mile House resident: wiping lipstick off the pig

To the editor: Re: “Optimism in South Cariboo” on page A1, Jan. 28, 100 Mile House Free Press. After having read and re-read the above captioned article, I jumped in my truck, raced to the edge of town and read the sign to be sure we were both talking about the same place. I would like to take this opportunity to wipe some of the lipstick off the pig. The Districts’ report claims to be optimistic because the town threw a party, a car dealership did some renovations and a “high profile group,” BC Trappers Association, held a meeting in town. Now don’t get me wrong, I love trappers and renovations as much as the next guy, but I didn’t feel an economic bump as a result. I call rhetoric! (“Language

designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.”) The article doesn’t mention anything about unemployment, our house prices not keeping up with the provincial average and more seniors than ever are living in

motel rooms while a large section of Fischer Place sits empty for lack of funding. The town is down to one locally owned mill, our biggest school is boarded up, the ski hill, travel agencies, butcher shops and bakeries are all gone. One mall might “be almost full,” but it’s at the expense of one Sears

building sitting empty, one old Andre’s Electronic Experts building sitting empty, and soon the old liquor store will also sit empty. The industrial area – Exeter Road – has people living in unapproved apartments, the airport has businesses occupying hangars instead of airplanes, and a town,

which not long ago, ran safely with one RCMP sergeant and one constable now has the newest and biggest building in town. Let me give that pig one more wipe. I’m not feeling so optimistic. Greg Messner 100 Mile House

Scientists have to give Canadians the truth

To the editor: Re: Inconvenient truths of climate change (B.C. Views, Dec. 3) It has been 18 years without statistically relevant temperature increases in our atmosphere, according to satellite data used

by the International Panel on Climate Change. The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) has gone up in those 18 years, yet the atmospheric temperature has not. Is there a real connection between CO2 level and atmo-

spheric temperature? Maybe not much. The climate scientists won’t say they got it wrong. Time for the truth before Canada and other countries have our economies knocked out from under us. Please climate scien-

tists, level with us, and let your colleagues who have “lost the climate change faith” speak. After all, no one likes muzzled scientists. Bill Wilson Saanichton

Housing czar defends drug ghettos After the reaction, which Coleman In Maple Ridge, a tent camp sprang up described as “bizarre,” the combined 88 next to the local Salvation Army shelter, housing opportunities are being snapped with people cycling through the shelter’s up. Those on welfare will have to fork over 15-day limit, camping and being fed until their $375 monthly housing allowance, as they could go back in. the province continues to convert more Mayor Nicole Read, who has worked in housing and offer more rent Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, subsidies. said Maple Ridge took on its own It’s no wonder southern B.C. outreach, shelter and housing is the destination of choice. effort because the province’s $1 Coleman said it’s always been a million-a-year Salvation Army seasonal thing, but this winter operation isn’t working. has been the highest in a Coleman is not amused. decade, largely due to an exodus The Housing minister said of economic migrants from the he’s had no complaints about downturn in Alberta, naturally Abbotsford’s Salvation Army heading for B.C.’s most desirable shelter, and Read is the only one Tom real estate. griping. Fletcher I asked him about two And no mayor is going to tell other homeless hotspots. In him how to spend provincial Abbotsford, campers have ignored a city dollars. Maple Ridge now has two deadline to take down structures in a three- shelters with accompanying street drugs, year-old camp, after temporary shelter and prostitution and crime. costly provincial supports were brought I asked Coleman about the 10-year-study in. A courtroom and street confrontation led by Simon Fraser University researcher looms with self-styled “drug war survivors” Julian Somers on the housing, outreach and and their Vancouver legal help. services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Housing Minister Rich Coleman was flabbergasted at the angry response to his solution to the Victoria courthouse “tent city,” the latest tarp-covered camp to spring up in southern British Columbia. Coleman announced two temporary shelters with three meals a day and medical supports. One is a former nursing home close to the courthouse squat, conveniently located near panhandling and drug dealing spots as well as taxpayer-funded services. The other offers indoor or outdoor tent space at a former youth custody centre, with a dedicated downtown shuttle bus so these “victims” of “homelessness” don’t have to endure B.C.’s most generous transit bus system. We weren’t consulted, said the indignant spokespeople for those bringing newlooking tents to take advantage of food and other handouts, offered in B.C.’s warmest climate by the province’s most naïve local government. But this was just a show for the media by our resident professional protesters, some of whom aren’t really “homeless.”

This is the heart of B.C.’s “housing first” strategy, where the province has bought and renovated 30 “single room occupancy” buildings, built another dozen and poured in every possible support, including the buyout of high-living executives at the Portland Hotel Society. The study found the hardest cases are worse off than ever, based on court, hospital and other service records, while the influx to the notorious Vancouver drug ghetto have tripled in 10 years. “I haven’t had a chance to go over that report yet, but I disagree with the assumption I’ve heard already because I walk the Downtown Eastside,” Coleman said. “I don’t know if they do every few weeks to a month, but I’ve been doing it for about nine or 10 years and I can tell you it’s a whole lot better down there.” The question is whether problems are being solved, or just better hidden from view. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc


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Woman attacked while walking her dog Williams Lake - A woman is recovering from bruises to her head and a black eye after she was attacked while walking her dog Wednesday (Feb. 10) evening. The 30 year old said she was walking her dog on Second Avenue in front of the Child Development Centre daycare at about 6:30 p.m. when she was struck in the back of the head by a suspect using a pipe which caused her to fall down. After she fell she said the suspect then kicked her and her Chihuahua in the head before fleeing the scene. “When he kicked my dog I was terrified he was going to hurt her — she’s just little,” the victim told the Tribune Thursday. The woman, still shaken the next day, said in the heat of the moment she was unable to get much of a description of her attacker. The victim is urging other women not to walk with earbuds in as she did, making her unable to hear the attack coming from behind. "It's pretty sad. I was born and raised in this town and I've never had something like this happen before," she said. The suspect is described as wearing a black top with blue sweat pants or jeans and skater shoes riding a bicycle with black handle bars with no grips. A diamond-studded lottery win SURREY - A fondness for jewelry has translated into a sparkling future for a Surrey woman. Lisa Marie Page said she played random scratchand-win tickets occasionally, but bought her latest ticket because of its gem-inspired name. "I picked this one up because I love jewelry and this ticket is named Diamond Payout,” said Page. “So I thought I’d grab it and it worked out pretty well for me.” Indeed, she won $1 million, which she plans to use to buy a condominium and travel the world. “I have never been anywhere in my life. I am definitely going on a nice vacation. I don’t know where but I’ll find some place nice," she said. She purchased the ticket in Williams Lake.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 56 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Some highlights are attached. Couple arrested On Feb. 13, investigators from Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services observed a vehicle with an incorrect licence plate on Highway 97 near 108 Mile House.

The vehicle was pulled over and the female driver was determined to be unlicensed. Further inquiries determined that the male passenger was on a no-contact condition with the driver. The male was arrested for breaching his release conditions and the female driver was arrested for obstruction. Both were released on a promise to appear with a court date of May 10 in 100 Mile House.

Impaired driving On Feb. 12, investigators from Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services observed a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner in the parking lot of the Cariboo Mall. The vehicle was pulled over in the parking lot, and the male driver displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a “fail.” The offer of a second test was declined. The driver met the

established criteria and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition (IRP). His vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

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Drivers checked During the past week, there were two, three-day IRPs issued by Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services to drivers who had consumed liquor and had blown a “warn” on an approved screening device. There were also roadside checks conducted over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Suspicious fire under investigation South Cariboo Area

Firefighters from multiple departments on scene for three hours

The cause of a suspicious fire in Lone Butte is under investigation. Fire department members from Lone Butte, 100 Mile House and Watch Lake-North Green Lake responded to a structure

fire on Messner Road around 8:22 a.m. on Feb. 1. The rancher-style home was unoccupied at the time of the blaze, explains Jon Grieve, chief of the Lone Butte Fire Department, which had four members respond to the call. “It was extinguished fairly quickly. However, it looks like it’s pretty much a loss. The exterior walls are still standing, but as far the interior, it’s basically gone.” 100 Mile House RCMP and

North District Regional General Investigation Section are investigating the matter. 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue responded with 10 members and Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded with two members. 100 Mile House Fire Rescue assisted the Lone Butte firefighters with water support and suppression efforts. The firefighters were on scene for approximately three hours.

Elefson Road structure fire doused 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue initiated aggressive interior attack

Around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 100 Mile House Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Elefson Road – south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Upon arrival, fire

chief Roger Hollander says heavy fire and smoke was coming from the house. “Our crews initiated an aggressive interior attack and we were able to suppress the fire

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The fire is still under investigation, Hollander says, adding initial findings indicate home repairs involving soldering are believed to be a contributing factor.

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100 MILE ❑ The 100 Mile Branch of the BC SPCA will be meeting at the Ramada Inn in 100 Mile House on Feb. 21, starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. WILLIAMS LAKE ❑ The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee is hosting its annual Regional Strategic Planning Session to prioritize local invasive plant species in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region on Feb. 24 at the Cariboo Regional District office in 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).

100 MILE ❑ Everyone is invited to the 25th Anniversary & Open House of the Canadian Council of the Blind, 100 Mile House & District Chapter, White Cane Club on Feb. 25. It will be held at 100 Mile House United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s an opportunity to share information, resources and support for those with vision loss along with their families and friends. Information: Marilyn Vinson at 250396-4070 or Lori Fry at 250-395-2452. 100 MILE ❑ The 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room at the South Cariboo

Health Centre at 555 Cedar Ave. (behind the hospital) on March 2, starting at 1 p.m. New members welcome. For more information, call Mina at 250-791-6750.

100 MILE ❑ The date and time for the local Daddy and Me events have changed. Meetings are now on the last Friday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the 100 Mile House Elementary School gymnasium. The next meetings are on Feb. 26; no session in March (because of Easter); April 29; May 27; and no meeting in June. INTERLAKES ❑ The fitness classes are every Tuesday of February at the Interlakes Community Centre. Weekly cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Information: call Sheila at 250-593-4869. FOREST GROVE ❑ The Royal Canadian Legion Forest Grove Branch 261 holds crib Thursdays

at 8 p.m., darts every Saturday at 3 p.m., and a meat draw every Saturday, 4:30-6 p.m. LAC LA HACHE ❑ The Lac la Hache TOPS chapter 5282 co-ed weightloss support group meets Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. at 3830 Emerald Cres. Information: Hetty (250-396-4253) or Judy (250-396-7298). INTERLAKES ❑ Bridge Lake Photo Group meets at the Interlakes Community Centre on first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Drop-in fee $2 members and $3 nonmembers. Everyone welcome. Information: 250-593-9376. INTERLAKES ❑ The Kids Space Group will meet every second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 pm at the Interlakes Community Centre. Donations are welcome. Call Pat at 250-593-4447 for more information.

250-395-3422 Country Lakes Realty

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Fabulous view of Lac La Hache from this immaculate 3 bedroom rancher (only 6 years old). Enjoy the view from the living/dining area. Walk-in closet in the master plus ensuite. 12’x24’ RV shelter. On school bus route and senior transportation on Hwy. MLS® N248053

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1.99 acre level and sandy lakefront property. Use for your recreational enjoyment until you are ready to build your family home. Excellent fishing all year and all water sports. Close to skiing, quadding and snowmobiling. MLS® N244934

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4012 S. Cariboo 97 Hwy - Call Pat

Well kept 3 bdrm home w/ 155 feet of waterfront. Open floor plan w/ kitchen, dining room & living room all viewing the lake. Rare opportunity for a w/f home based business. Walking distance to all amenities. Lac La Hache is very popular for year round fishing & rec. activities. MLS® R202605

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5891 Horse Lake Rd - Call Pat

1-acre level lot, mostly fenced & has a large detached workshop. This 4 bdrm house is close to Horse Lake for all your rec. purposes. Will be sold “as is, where is”, so will need some upgrades. Schedule “A” applies. MLS® R2013453

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3727 Cariboo 97 Hwy - Call David

Located on busy Highway 97. Truck parking available, famous dining restaurant in the area. New building with all new equipment (only 3 months old). Great potential. MLS® C8001904

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4823 Clarke Ave - Call Pat

Cozy 2 bdrm home in Lac La Hache. Walking distance to all amenities Portable 12 x 20 shelter for your parking. Large yard w/ sprinklers & fenced. Outside deck on front, side & back of house. Large garden shed w/ electricity. MLS® R2003123

$205,000

4974 Monical Rd - Call Barb

9 year old, well kept 4 bdrm, 2 bath, modular home on 0.67 acre. Modern open floor plan. Fenced yard backs on to greenbelt. School, golf course & 108 Mile Lake close by. MLS® R2027805

$848,000

3719 Cariboo 97 Hwy - Call David

Beautiful log guest house located 5 minutes from Lac La Hache on 9.88 acres. The spectacular home has 6 guest rooms and living quarters for the owner. Licensed B&B with restaurant. Great multi-purpose facilitie. MLS® C8001982

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5393 Park Dr - Call Barb

2 bdrm starter home or downsizing with fenced 0.7 acre yard for the kids to play with the dog. Home has very nice flow. Covered deck for BBQ & patio furnishings. On bus route and only 3 minutes from town. MLS® N232013

$359,900

7924 Dean Rd - Call Barb

Waterfront cottage on beautiful Bridge Lake. 4 bed cabin sleeps 10, perfect for the whole family. New dock (2008), plus recent updates. Enjoy fishing, all watersports on the best lake in the area. Move-in ready, fully furnished. MLS® N248050

$798,000

6352 Spuraway Dr - Call David

Beautiful log home with amazing view on 10 acres. Privacy with 200 degree panoramic views and a large 5 car garage. Famous local butchery with most delicious beef jerky and sausage. MLS® C8001217

$425,000

5721 Timothy Rd - Call Pat

10 acre fully fenced and crossed fenced, 4 bed home with a fish pond and lots of outbuildings. This prize package for healthy life style choice is on the school bus route. Property backs on to crown land and is minutes to Timothy Lake for water sports and fishing. MLS® N243643

$848,800

6658 N. Shore Horse Lake Rd - Call Pat

Country living at its best in this quality-built 3 bedroom home on 10 private acres of Horse Lake waterfront. Kitchen boasts maple cabinets and a bright, open concept. Dining and living rooms both have gorgeous views of the lake. MLS® N243184

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Calija Log & Timber Homes - Call David Calija Log & Timber Homes has been building handcrafted, premium log homes with a combined experience of over 50 years. Calija has grown to become one of BC’s most successful log & timber home companies. MLS® C8001390


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Adults should remain diligent in monitoring what kids are doing online. Bullying can take place through digital devices, such as mobile phones.

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teachers received training in this anti-bullying line on display Feb. 22-26 inside and outside the This is the ninth year for Pink Shirt Day, program. building. which was started in Nova Scotia by a group of “The program offers many resources online Mile 108 Elementary School is still finalizing students defending a child who was bullied for that the teachers can access.” the details for Pink Shirt Day, but principal wearing a pink shirt. She adds parents are also invited to do the Kevin McLennan says they will have a schoolIt touched the hearts of the nation, and by program. For more information, visit www. wide assembly and activities around bullying. wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves witsprogram.ca. Eliza Archie Memorial School will have a as ally for children of all ages who have, or are, After the RCMP talk, the police will escort a member of the RCMP speak at 1 p.m. School experiencing bullying. parade involving the students and community principal Janice Frank says this is the second Shawn Nelson, Forest Grove Elementary School members through the main community and year for the WITS (walk away, ignore, talk to principal, says he is encouraging everyone to business buildings. someone, seek help) program. All the staff and wear pink. “This year, I’m looking for a different view, more of a proactive approach in how to prevent the start of bullying and look for a way to change the behaviour.” Nelson adds the students will be attending assembly and asked to write about how to prevent bullying or how to treat their fellow students. 100 Mile House Elementary School will be holding a science fair on Feb. 24, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to get the word out about bullying. Grade 7 teacher Amy Simcox says some children from the Leadership Group have taken the project on to get the message out. This group of youngsters will be doing class presentations, explaining what Pink Shirt Day is and asking the children for pledges on how they could make a difference and create a better environment. There will be a dance on Friday afternoon, where the students are invited to wear their most outrageous pink outfits; admittance is their pledge. Cedar Crest Society for Community Living will once again be displaying a clothesline full of “pink shirts” at its File photo careers office on Birch Avenue. Dar- On Pink Shirt Day in 2015, the Careers Centre members showed off their pink shirts and brought awareness to anti-bullying with lene Stevens, director of employment various activities. The members are standing in front of the clothesline of hand-painted shirts reminding everyone to help stop services, says they will have a clothes- bullying.

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their children’s personal accounts. Some smartphone and tablet applications can be mirrored on the main account, enabling parents to see incoming text or video messages. * A laptop or desktop computer should be placed in a shared space so that usage can be monitored. Parents can restrict tablet or smartphone usage to public areas. * When online, children should be advised not to share personal information. Social media sites may be used by bullies to gather sensitive information about a person that can be used against them at a later time. Children should be urged to keep passwords secret and to never give information such as birthdays, phone numbers and addresses to people who aren’t close friends. Friend lists should be restricted to only those people students interact with frequently to minimize the chance for bullying or other inappropriate behavior. * Teens who have been bullied can keep evidence of the bullying and may benefit from talking with a counselor. Cyberbullying is a growing concern for educators and parents and has far-reaching implications. Getting smart about this phenomenon can help staunch new cases of online bullying.

Students taught about bullying issues

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rise, there are some things that parents and children can do to help put a stop to such unfortunate instances. * Parents who feel their child is not emotionally ready for the responsibility of a digital device can hold back on purchasing a smartphone or choose one with very limited features. Some schools set strict limits on phone usage at school, and children who go only from school to home and vice versa may not have the need for an “emergency phone” that can open up a window for trouble. * Adolescents and teens should feel comfortable talking with their parents without the fear of reprimand. Otherwise, they may hide instances of cyberbullying or not know how to broach sensitive topics like bullying. Parents can engage in conversation with their children often and stress that the doors of communication are always open. * Teens should be made aware that cyberbullying is a very real occurrence and is not just other kids “having fun” or “joking.” If behavior is repetitive and hurtful, it should be made public and addressed. * Parents can monitor and limit

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Recognizing cyberbullying Before social media became so prevalent, instances of bullying were somewhat easy to recognize. However, with a good majority of children now engaged in digital networking and social media, bullying may not end with the ringing of the school bell, and evidence of bullying may not be so readily apparent. According to Cyberbullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation, more than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying. More than 80 percent of teens use a mobile phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for repeated cyberbullying. Cyberbullying takes place through electronic technology and differs from traditional forms of bullying. Cyberbullying can occur via text messaging, blogging, updates to social media sites and/or phone conversations. What makes cyberbullying more difficult to detect and remedy than traditional bullying is that sometimes this type of bullying is veiled in secrecy. Those who engage in cyberbullying can create aliases and accounts under false names, allowing them to covertly engage in bullying behavior. As a result, tracking down bullies can be challenging. Although cyberbullying is on the

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100 Mile Free Press Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016 100 Mile Free Press

JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLYING ON FEBRUARY 24

NO Bullies Here!

PROUD TO SUPPORT

PINK SHIRT DAY!

250-791-6699 Located in the 108 Mall Easzee Dr., 108 Mile Ranch

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday Feb 24th You are stronger than you think!

Bully Free Zone

“Committed To The Shared Use Of Our Resources And Ensuring Forests For Tomorrow”

Adults should remain diligent in monitoring what kids are doing online. Bullying can take place through digital devices, such as mobile phones.

Phone: 250-395-3916 Fax: 250-395-3973 #7-530 Horse Lk Rd, PO Box 95, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0

MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin

Email: donna.barnett.mla@leg.bc.ca Call or drop in: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm

on the e n o y r e v E Team Central Proudlyts... Suppor

DON’T LET ONE BAD EGG ...

...Your game is our game...

Be

DONNA BARNETT

WHO you are because those who MIND don’t matter and those who MATTER don’t mind. ~ Dr. Seuss 778.482.2226 Unit 4 - 205 Birch Avenue [Across from RBC] Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5:30pm • Sat. 9am - 5pm

... MAKE YOU FEEL ROTTEN.

100 Mile House

Supports t r PinkaSyh! i D

Your Community Drugstore ©

160 Hwy 97, 100 Mile House 250-395-7733

...to bullying!

SEARCH: United Floors/Elements Home Decor

#2-345 Birch Ave. 100 Mile House 250-395-4535

BULLYING STOPS HERE! We support

199 Exeter Rd, 100 Mile House 250-395-4017 • www.centralgm.com

488 Birch Ave

250-395-2216

• TUBS • SHOWERS • TOILETS • KITCHEN SINKS • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TOOLS & HARDWARE • WOOD STOVES & PIPE • WEATHER STRIPPING • AND SO MUCH MORE!

NO TO

Hardware

Home Owners helping homeowners™

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

250-395-2921 • Cariboo Mall, Hwy 97, 100 Mile House

Bully

2 95 B Cariboo Hwy 97 Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9:30am - 5:00pm 250-395-4094 Fri. 9:30am - 6:00pm, Sat. 9:30am - 3:00pm

801 alder 100 mile house • 99 mile hill

250395-2354

-F Y LL

REE Z

ON

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Seventh Street, 100 Mile House • 250-395-2461

Ph: 250-395-2777 Toll Free: 1-877-395-2777 Fax: 250-395-2037 ramada100mile@shawcable.com 917 Alder Ave. 100 Mile House

!

SUNRISE

SUPPORTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

HELP END BULLYING ON

FEB. 24TH

SAY

CENTURY HOME Dealer #10683

Bullies are cruel, NOT cool!

BU

teachers received training in this anti-bullying line on display Feb. 22-26 inside and outside the This is the ninth year for Pink Shirt Day, program. building. which was started in Nova Scotia by a group of “The program offers many resources online Mile 108 Elementary School is still finalizing students defending a child who was bullied for that the teachers can access.” the details for Pink Shirt Day, but principal wearing a pink shirt. She adds parents are also invited to do the Kevin McLennan says they will have a schoolIt touched the hearts of the nation, and by program. For more information, visit www. wide assembly and activities around bullying. wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves witsprogram.ca. Eliza Archie Memorial School will have a as ally for children of all ages who have, or are, After the RCMP talk, the police will escort a member of the RCMP speak at 1 p.m. School experiencing bullying. parade involving the students and community principal Janice Frank says this is the second Shawn Nelson, Forest Grove Elementary School members through the main community and year for the WITS (walk away, ignore, talk to principal, says he is encouraging everyone to business buildings. someone, seek help) program. All the staff and wear pink. “This year, I’m looking for a different view, more of a proactive approach in how to prevent the start of bullying and look for a way to change the behaviour.” Nelson adds the students will be attending assembly and asked to write about how to prevent bullying or how to treat their fellow students. 100 Mile House Elementary School will be holding a science fair on Feb. 24, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to get the word out about bullying. Grade 7 teacher Amy Simcox says some children from the Leadership Group have taken the project on to get the message out. This group of youngsters will be doing class presentations, explaining what Pink Shirt Day is and asking the children for pledges on how they could make a difference and create a better environment. There will be a dance on Friday afternoon, where the students are invited to wear their most outrageous pink outfits; admittance is their pledge. Cedar Crest Society for Community Living will once again be displaying a clothesline full of “pink shirts” at its File photo careers office on Birch Avenue. Dar- On Pink Shirt Day in 2015, the Careers Centre members showed off their pink shirts and brought awareness to anti-bullying with lene Stevens, director of employment various activities. The members are standing in front of the clothesline of hand-painted shirts reminding everyone to help stop services, says they will have a clothes- bullying.

ing

Words Can Hur t

their children’s personal accounts. Some smartphone and tablet applications can be mirrored on the main account, enabling parents to see incoming text or video messages. * A laptop or desktop computer should be placed in a shared space so that usage can be monitored. Parents can restrict tablet or smartphone usage to public areas. * When online, children should be advised not to share personal information. Social media sites may be used by bullies to gather sensitive information about a person that can be used against them at a later time. Children should be urged to keep passwords secret and to never give information such as birthdays, phone numbers and addresses to people who aren’t close friends. Friend lists should be restricted to only those people students interact with frequently to minimize the chance for bullying or other inappropriate behavior. * Teens who have been bullied can keep evidence of the bullying and may benefit from talking with a counselor. Cyberbullying is a growing concern for educators and parents and has far-reaching implications. Getting smart about this phenomenon can help staunch new cases of online bullying.

Students taught about bullying issues

E!

Stop & Think

rise, there are some things that parents and children can do to help put a stop to such unfortunate instances. * Parents who feel their child is not emotionally ready for the responsibility of a digital device can hold back on purchasing a smartphone or choose one with very limited features. Some schools set strict limits on phone usage at school, and children who go only from school to home and vice versa may not have the need for an “emergency phone” that can open up a window for trouble. * Adolescents and teens should feel comfortable talking with their parents without the fear of reprimand. Otherwise, they may hide instances of cyberbullying or not know how to broach sensitive topics like bullying. Parents can engage in conversation with their children often and stress that the doors of communication are always open. * Teens should be made aware that cyberbullying is a very real occurrence and is not just other kids “having fun” or “joking.” If behavior is repetitive and hurtful, it should be made public and addressed. * Parents can monitor and limit

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLYING ON FEBRUARY 24

Recognizing cyberbullying Before social media became so prevalent, instances of bullying were somewhat easy to recognize. However, with a good majority of children now engaged in digital networking and social media, bullying may not end with the ringing of the school bell, and evidence of bullying may not be so readily apparent. According to Cyberbullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation, more than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying. More than 80 percent of teens use a mobile phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for repeated cyberbullying. Cyberbullying takes place through electronic technology and differs from traditional forms of bullying. Cyberbullying can occur via text messaging, blogging, updates to social media sites and/or phone conversations. What makes cyberbullying more difficult to detect and remedy than traditional bullying is that sometimes this type of bullying is veiled in secrecy. Those who engage in cyberbullying can create aliases and accounts under false names, allowing them to covertly engage in bullying behavior. As a result, tracking down bullies can be challenging. Although cyberbullying is on the

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Snowarama a good success with 24 riders enjoying 50 km of groomed trails The club thanks all the volunteers who spent hours grooming and preparing the trails, dropping off donation letters, picking up donations, taking registration, cooking, serving and cleaning up.

SOuth Green Lake News By Cheryl Groves After days of preparation, the Green Lake Snowmobile Club’s Snowarama arrived on Feb. 7, and thankfully we had enough snow and it wasn’t too cold so it was almost a prefect day. When the riders arrived, they had homemade cinnamon buns, cookies, and coffee to warm them up before they hit the trails. At 10:30 a.m., 24 riders left the clubhouse and rode the 50-kilometre trail. Back at the clubhouse, volunteers were preparing the burgers, hotdogs and chili ready when the riders arrived back. The best poker hand went to Jasmine

Ken Alexander photo

Riley Vandenbosch sat in front of his dad, Kevin Vandenbosch, in the first snowmobile during the Green Lake Snowmobile Club’s Snowarama Poker Ride on Feb. 7. Jon Stewart was on the second sled, followed by Clayton Compeau, as they all headed to the Crater Lake check point.

Kreschuk, with Len Barnes second and third place to Jon Stewart. Many more people received great

prizes that were donated by local merchants that have supported Snowarama throughout the years.

Firefighter news It’s been a busy winter for South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department. We’ve had two major projects. The first is the retrofit of our Utility One in the event of a wild land interface event. It has been equipped with Sprinkler Protection Units to protect three structures in the event of a wildfire. The second project is the purchase of a new apparatus (water supply hose truck). This will allow us to lay a large

diameter hose from the lake to the road, which will greatly increase our pumping capabilities to a fire event. We are also continuing with our Playbook Training. So far, we have completed five Modules, training our firefighters, along with firefighters from 70 Mile House and Watch Lake/North Green Lake. Our practices are bimonthly on Saturdays and we are always looking for new members. If you are interested in seeing our facilities or joining our team, please contact fire chief Peter McKie at 250-4566806 or 250-706-7750. A big thank-you goes to our community members for their continued support. A big thank-you also goes out to Peter for all of his work.

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Annual General Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 24 7:00pm at the 100 Mile Community Hall

New Members Welcome

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AGE-FRIENDLY gathering planned

The next AGEFRIENDLY gathering will be held today (Feb. 18) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Rainer Meyer of Rainer’s Health House will talk about, and demonstrate, what seniors can do on a daily basis to maintain their health and wellness. “Please join us for this free age-friendly event and enjoy light refreshments with people interested in making 100 Mile House and area more AGE FRIENDLY,” says South Cariboo AGEFRIENDLY Initiative (SCAFI) program coordinator Lea Smirfitt.

The event takes place at the 108 Mile Community Hall – turn off Highway 97 at the 108 Mall (south entrance to the 108 Mile Ranch), turn right at the school, drive approximately a half kilometre and turn left at the Community Hall sign. Please RSVP to Darrel Warman at 250609-0432 or by e-mail to sc.agefriendly@gmail. com. The SCAFI would like to thank the 108 Mile Supermarket for sponsoring the advertising for this event, as well as for the many donations Carl and Sally Gimse have made towards age-

friendly events, says Smirfitt. “Maybe you can think of someone who might

attend this event if they had transportation. Perhaps you might consider giving them

a call to see if they would like to attend with you and offer them a ride.”

Sweet fundraiser for SPCA The 100 Mile House and District branch of the SPCA is getting ready for National Cupcake Day on Feb. 29 and all proceeds going to help animals in need. “Last year, our branch raised $1,600 from the sale of cupcakes,” says branch supervisor Randi Dewhirst. “We’re hoping to get $2,000 this year, which would put us near the top for all the branches in the province.” The cupcakes are made and sold by volunteers. “Last year, I drove around town and went door to door with cupcakes

through the business area. We’ll, once again, have tables set up outside Pharmasave on Feb. 29, where the cupcakes will be for sale from 10 a.m. until they sell out, usually around 3 p.m.” Dewhirst says more volunteers – to bake and sell the cupcakes – would be welcome. Anyone who’d like to volunteer can call the 100 Mile SPCA branch at 250-395-5303 and leave a message; someone will call back as soon as possible. “All donations – of cupcakes and funds – are gratefully accepted.”

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The Business Excellence Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. This event is OPEN to the public and all are welcome to attend and nominations are open to ANY business or organization. Tickets are $60. A discounted price of $450 is being offered for a purchase of a table (8 tickets). Tickets are available at Donex Pharmacy, Andre’s Electronics, and the Chamber office or call to reserve 250-395-6124. Seating is limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Entertainment will again be provided at the Awards Dinner Nomination deadline is March 4, 2016. * Top four nominees from each category will then be made available to the public on March 10. 2016. Winners for each category will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Dinner night on April 16, 2016. *

OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM

All awards, as well as the Citizen of the Year for calendar year 2015, will be announced at the dinner. Thank you for your nominations and supporting the businesses of your choice. You can return your ballot by e-mail, fax, mail, or drop the ballot off in person at the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce office during open hours. Box 2312, 100 Mile House, V0K 2E0 manager@southcariboochamber.org Fax: 250-395-8974

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Note: some nominations will be removed because the nominee was not eligible (for example: not a business in a business category or not a non-profit organization in the non-profit category, didn’t qualify for one or more requirement specified).

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Greatest Improvement in 2015 - sponsored by Sunrise Ford - A business or organization Details: ____________________________________________________ that: has shown extraordinary improvement in growth, customer relations, business property improvements, product selection in 2015; identifiable aspects of operations have had a visible 3. Rising Star Business Nominee: ______________________________________ and significant improvement in 2015 Details: ____________________________________________________ 3. Rising Star - sponsored by 108 Mile Supermarket - Individual who demonstrates excellence 4. Tourism/Recreation in business judgment, leadership and community contribution; is a business leader with Business Nominee: ______________________________________ professional success and responsibility, has progressed respectfully and has earned a positive Details: ____________________________________________________ reputation in the business community. 5. Best Marketing and Promotion 4. Tourism/Recreation Award - sponsored by Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association - A Business Nominee: ______________________________________ business, group or individual who: actively promotes and encourages the public to use the South Details: ____________________________________________________ Cariboo as a destination point for recreation and/or relocation; attracts positive media attention 6. Community Inclusion to our community, in any forum, whether political, sports, craft, work, innovation, art, etc. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 5. Best Marketing and Promotion - sponsored by the Free Press - A business that: markets and Details: ____________________________________________________ advertises effectively promoting the business, its clients, its purpose or wares; has unique and 7. Best Home-Based Business memorable advertising that has been consistent, relevant and attractive. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 6. Community Inclusion Award - sponsored by Cedar Crest Society - A business or organization that: is physically accessible to all customers including those with physical disabilities; 8. Best New Business demonstrates their inclusive nature by employing persons with developmental or physical Business Nominee: ______________________________________ disabilities and understands and promotes the concept of ‘Community Living’ Details: ____________________________________________________ 7. Best Home-Based Business - sponsored by BMO - A business operated from, attached to or on home 9. Non-Profit Organization property that: consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/or services; has a strong customer Business Nominee: ______________________________________ base demonstrating success and long term viability while making a positive community presence. Details: ____________________________________________________ 10. Community-Based Business 8. Best New Business - sponsored by Williams Lake & District Credit Union - A business started in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2015 that: has demonstrated a good record of success and a strong commitment to the South Cariboo. Details: ____________________________________________________ 9. Non-Profit Organization - sponsored by Cariboo Radio.com - A business or organization that 11. Resource-Based Business operates as non-profit that: provides a direct contribution to the quality of life in the South Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Cariboo. This award goes to the organization that involves itself in the community and directly Details: ____________________________________________________ assists people or events through staff or volunteer time, or other direct participation. 12. Customer Service Award 10. 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Wranglers recruited to ‘hotbed' KIJHL a ‘major recruiting pipeline’ for new college team in North Dakota Gaven Crites

FAST bytes WRANGLERS AWARDS The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club is hosting its Awards Banquet and Auction at the Valley Room (behind The Lodge) on Feb. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7; and awards are handed out after dinner. Tickets are $25 and are available at Central GM, Sears and the Wranglers office in the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Airport Road.

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Two more South Cariboo boys are taking their talents to the “hockey hotbed” of North Dakota in the fall. 100 Mile House Wranglers forwards Cole Zimmerman and Brett Harris will be lacing up stateside in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) next season, playing Division 1 hockey with the University of Jamestown Jimmies, a brand new team at the liberal arts college led by coach Dean Stork. (Reece Forman, a defenceman from 108 Mile Ranch, is currently playing his first season in the ACHA with the Minot State University Beavers. The Jimmies and the Beavers are set to meet 10 times next season, with 100 Mile House talent on each side.) Stork has targeted a number of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) players for recruitment as he builds the program from scratch in his image. He says the KIJHL will be his “major recruiting pipeline” going forward. “The best players out of the KIJHL end up being top players in the ACHA Division 1 league. By the time they are juniors and seniors, you’re going to have a really good opportunity in winning a national title.” Stork has plenty of positive things to say about Zimmerman, 20, and Harris, 21, as individual players – top scorers this season for the Wranglers, on the edge of top spot in the Doug Birks Division with playoffs around the corner – as well as the 100 Mile House Junior B Hockey Club program, led by coach Dale Hladun the last two years. “They know how to win,” Stork says of Harris and Zimmerman. “Dale has done a good job with his coaching and structure and his work ethic. He’s a great communicator. I have a tight relationship with Dale and I’m going after players that have been on

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Brett Harris, 21, is one of two local players taking his talents to the “hockey hotbed” of North Dakota in the fall.

winning teams.” Of Zimmerman, Stork says: “Cole brings an element to 100 Mile House with his size, skating ability and his shot. He doesn’t shy away from the physical point of the game. He’s a threat every time he’s on the ice.” Stork says he can help the 6 foot 3 forward develop even more. Looking four years down the road, Stork says Zimmerman has professional hockey potential. “A lot of teams will give him an opportunity when he has graduated college. That’s why I really went after Cole.” Stork sees Harris taking on a leadership role in Jamestown. The crafty, smooth-skating junior hockey veteran has great two-way skills and the right mentality. “He’s a smart player; he thinks the game really well. He can play at both ends of the ice. “He can defend, he can cre-

ate offence. And he’s a good leader in the locker room.” Considering how popular the sport of hockey is in North Dakota, Jamestown should have started a hockey program 10 years ago, says Stork. With big teams in Minot State University and the University of North Dakota, good junior teams in Bismarck, Fargo and Aberdeen, and plenty of good high school hockey, there’s no shortage of talent packed into the small upper mid-western state. “It is a hockey hotbed,” says Stork, who expects the 1,600-fan capacity arena to be packed when they finally hit the ice. “It sends shivers down my body just thinking about the drop of the puck at our home opener.” Harris says he’s looking forward to the new opportunity. And the fact he’ll

be playing against Forman, a good friend and former teammate in Saskatchewan Junior A, is exciting too. “From what I hear, the area of Jamestown loves hockey. Hopefully, we’ll raise a few banners this year [with the Wranglers] and then I’ll start focusing on Jamestown.” Zimmerman has been a Wrangler since the team’s inaugural season in 2013. He is also excited for this next new step. “It was a lot to think about, schooling wise and the hockey, which will be pretty exciting. I think me and Harry will have a good time playing somewhere new.” Of his time in 100 Mile House, Zimmerman says he’ll remember the feeling of playing in front of the passionate hometown crowd the most. “It’s been a pretty good three years and each year, it’s got better and better for us.” Needless to say, their current coach is happy for them, too. They’ll be a good fit with

the brand new franchise, says Hladun. “It’s a good level to continue playing. North Dakota, that’s a hockey state. I think it will be exciting for them.” Hladun praised Harris’ commitment to the club and Zimmerman’s development in the time he’s coached him. The recruitment factor is good news for the Wranglers as an organization, Hladun adds. Junior B hockey isn’t always the most attractive option for players, but this proves there are opportunities that can arise from it. Incentive is a big part of building a successful program, says Hladun, who highlights the importance of the local organization’s fundraising initiatives in helping to support Wranglers alumni when they move on to different levels of hockey. “We’re going to get better players and they’re going to be proud to be a Wrangler because the Wranglers helped them beyond hockey.”

Sunrise Ford Wranglers Atom Development team played its last two Cariboo League games against the top 2 Prince George teams. Game 1: Sunrise lost 13-2 to PG Vipers. Sunrise goals: Easton Mills (Marcus McLelland and Nolan Duff); Gibson Fast (Nolan Duff). Goalie Kyle Harding faced 60 shots. Game 2: Sunrise lost 17-1 to PG Blue lost 17-1. Sunrise goal: G. Fast unassisted. Goalie Mathew Keller faced 88 shots on net. Despite the scores, the local players still had smiles on their faces because they love playing hockey.

CURLING FUNSPIEL 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.


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Mountain sledders need to learn avalanche prevention BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada stress need for safety

In the wake of the deaths of five persons in an avalanche near McBride on Jan. 29, the BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada are stressing the need for preparedness for those heading into the backcountry this winter. Seventeen snowmobilers were in the Mount Renshaw Alpine Recreation Site

when the avalanche hit. First responders, the Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada all note the majority of groups had proper rescue equipment with them, and the impressive effort made by those on scene to rescue themselves and others undoubtedly prevented the loss of more lives. Gilles Valade, Avalanche Canada

executive director, notes that even better than knowing how to respond to an avalanche incident is knowing how to prevent one from occurring in the first place. “Avalanche safety education is essential for all winter backcountry recreationists. Basic skills, such as recognizing avalanche terrain and not exposing mul-

tiple people to overhead hazard, make a big difference in reducing the consequences of an event.” Equipment alone is not enough, noted Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe. Three of the five [people who died] from the Renshaw avalanche had deployed avalanche airbags designed to “float” someone along the surface of a moving ava-

lanche. But the airbags were ineffective in this case because the victims were in a gully at the bottom of a slope – an area where the debris flow of the avalanche is too constricted. The vast majority of fatal avalanches are triggered by the victim or someone in the victim’s party. Avalanche Skills training courses teach proper trip planning,

Large numbers of visitors are finding great conditions and having a lot fun this season with the 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society. Family Day on Feb. 8 saw a wonderful turnout and the skiing was exceptional at the 99 Mile Ski Trails.

“It was great to see families taking advantage of the offer to ski and/or snowshoe for free and discover and/ or re-discover the South Cariboo’s Winter Activity Centre on the 99 Mile Hill, just above town,” says club spokesperson Birgit Bienek.

Furthermore, Feb. 6 was the busiest day the Nordics had all season. The weather was sunny and beautiful and there were many smiling faces enjoying themselves throughout the day, she adds. Biologist Ken

MacKenzie led a naturalist snowshoe group to explore the creatures and plants along the 99 Mile Snowshoe Trails,

Bienek explains. “We appreciate Ken donating his time to help raise funds for rental gear for kids.”

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Wranglers sitting in first place

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The Wranglers have a one-point lead over the Kamloops Storm for first place in the Doug Birks Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey but the 100 Mile House boys want to cement that position by beating the Storm in their barn on Friday night (Feb. 19). With only two games left in the regular season, coach Dale Hladun says Friday night is ‘huge” for his boys and he likes their chances. The Wranglers picked up four points last weekend with a 3-2 victory in Sicamous against the Eagles on Feb.12 and the 5-2 win in Revelstoke against the Grizzlies the following night. The victory against the Grizzlies launched them into first place because the Storm got shutout 5-0 by the Chase Heat the same night. Eagles declawed In a playoff-style game, the Wranglers roped and tied the Eagles 3-2, with Alex Meeker (Ryan Friesen and Tate Page) scoring the lone goal of the first period. There was no scoring in the second stanza. However, Sicamous tied the game at 8:51 of the third, before Michael Lynch (Cole Zimmerman, Brett Harris) put the Wranglers up 2-1 with just under four minutes left in the third. It looked like the teams were headed to overtime when Sicamous knotted the score again with 34 seconds left in the third. Meeker (Alex Hanson, Harris) found the back of the net with one second left on the clock for the victory. Meeker was the Wranglers game star and Adam Derochie picked up the win by stopping 31 of 33 shots.

Grizzlies trying to run the Wranglers out of the rink – it didn’t work. Although the Wranglers gave up the first goal, Harris (Tyler Povelofskie) had the team’s tied at one each at the end of the first.

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Harris (Lynch) popped a power-play marker at 18:45 of the second, but the teams skated off knotted at two for the second intermission. However, it was all 100 Mile House in the third with three unanswered goals by Hanson (Harris, Povelofskie), Hanson (Harris) and Lynch (Meeker). Hladun says he was impressed with his players over the weekend because they played great with a short bench and up against a couple of competitive squads. While they are allowed to dress 20 guys for the games, the Wranglers only had 16 for the Sicamous tilt and Povelofskie drove all day Saturday from Williams Lake to get to Revelstoke so 100 Mile House had 17 players Continued on A26

Judokas win medals

Two members of the Kokoro Judo Club in 100 Mile House fought well and came home with medals from the 2016 Youth Provincial Championships in Kamloops on Feb. 6-7. The tournament is a qualifier for British Columbia athletes hoping to represent the province at the U16U21 Judo National Championships in Calgary in May. Wylon Hall won gold in the under-60 kilogram U16 division and Adam Sullivan won silver in the under-73 kg U16 division. Hall is set to represent the Zone 8 (Cariboo) team at the upcoming BC Winter Games in Penticton. Sullivan has been chosen as a team substitute. Kokoro Club coach Ian Briggs is coaching the Zone 8 team in Penticton. He spoke positively of how Hall and Sullivan competed in Kamloops. “They both fought super well. They won decisively. Wylon won all his matches very quickly. Adam won three of his matches really quickly and lost the last one for the gold medal.” The Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 BC Winter Games on Feb. 25. Close to 2,120 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province are set to compete in 17 sports in Penticton and the surrounding area, Feb. 25-28.

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Executive Director’s Report This is BC Chamber Week and you are a BC Chamber of Commerce member if you are a South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce member. Thank you for continuing to support the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce with your membership renewals and to all our new members. There is a lot going on in the next few months starting with BC Chamber Week.

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Our Chamber will be having an open house TODAY (February 18) from 11am2 pm at the Chamber office right beside Council Chambers. Stop by for some lunch and fill out a business excellence awards nomination form. Speaking of Business Excellence Awards, the dinner is scheduled for April 16th so now is the time to nominate

your favorite business. Find the forms at www.southcariboochamber.org or stop by my office. Nomination form submission deadline is March 4th, 2016. Check out our facebook page for the Business of the Day! Our monthly board meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 5:45pm and all members are welcome. I would like to thank our MLA Donna

Barnett for presenting as our guest speaker last month at our Chamber Luncheon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time with you. Please contact me at the Chamber office if you are interested in becoming a Chamber Member 385 South Birch Ave. (4th Street entrance) or call 250-395-6124 and email manager@ southcariboochamber.org.

Director Profile Rainer Meyer is the owner of Rainer’s Health House. Rainer is a Massage - and Physiotherapist trained in Germany and different European Countries. Rainer is specialized in Sport Physiotherapy, Massage, RehabPhysiotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage (Dr. Vodder), Body-Energy Treatment, Sport-Taping (SportMed BC). Rainer is working in the medicine field since 1984 he

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Board Members

Leon Chretien Sunrise Ford Chair

Marvin Declare Psalm 23 Transition Society

Carl Gimse 108 Mile Supermarket Vice-Chair

Joanne Young Creating Joy in Art

Ralph Myhill-Jones Timber Mart Secretary

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Amanda Usher Andre’s Electronics

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President’s Report

Leon Chretien Sunrise Ford Chair

Winter is fast leaving us and Spring is around the corner. Once again there is excitement in the air with many construction projects, business purchases and new businesses entering the

South Cariboo. The District and CRD are both finishing up on Official Community Plans for the next 20 years of focus which is exciting to look aggressively ahead to our future.

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be at the center of some exciting developments and is looking for increased membership to help drive vision and energy for growth.

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Canlan Icesports Carefree Manor Cariboo Bonanza Resort Cariboo/Chil Partners/Literacy Cariboo Family Enrichment Ctr. Cariboo Plant Ranch Cariboo Radio.com Cariboo Regional District Cariboo Truck & Equip Repair Carson Chiropractic CCB100 Mile White Cane Club Catalyst Acct & Tax Services Cedar Crest Society Centennial Law Corp. Central Cariboo Disposal Central GM Century Home Hardware Community Futures Dev. Corp Creating Joy In Art Dan’s Repair Darrel Warman David Beharrell Ent Donex Pharmacy Donna Barnett MLA Dricos Entertainment Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Educo Canada Escott Kitchen and Tops Exeter Forest & Marine

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A&M Towing moves on with OT win

The 100 Mile House Peewee A&M Towing team faced off against the Merritt Peewee Rec. team in Game 2 of the three-game series in the Okanagan Mainland Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) playoffs on Feb.13 in Merritt. The 100 Mile squad was up for a big game after a 7-1 victory the

previous weekend at home. The A&M players came out hard and finished the first period up 3-0. 100 Mile goals were scored by Kyson Hopson (two unassisted) and Colby Glen (unassisted). The end of the second period saw the Wreckers up 4-1 on a marker by Hopson. The Merritt squad

came out hard in the third and notched four unanswered goals to move ahead 5-4 late in the third. A&M tied the game 5-5 on an unassisted goal by Virgil Kennedy with just under two minutes left in the regulation time. The first five-minute, four-on-four overtime period did not settle the

Get your tickets for the Wranglers Award Banquet The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club is hosting its Awards Banquet and Auction at the Valley Room on Feb. 21. One of the organizers Bruce Madu says the highlight of the evening will be the awards presentation for this year’s Wranglers in various categories that are selected by coach Dale Hladun and the board of directors. “The boys will be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments this season.” Madu says the pro-

ceeds will be put into the Wranglers scholarship fund for the players who want to carry with their education. “There will be a lot of good stuff in the silent auction, so people will want to get in on that.”

Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 7. Awards are handed out after dinner. Tickets are $25 and are available at Central GM, Sears and the Wranglers office in the South Cariboo Rec. Centre.

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matter, and a second five-minute, three-onthree OT period was needed. Wrecker Aidan Moore (Hopson) put one behind the Merritt keeper with 43 seconds left in the second overtime period. “It was a real battle with both clubs playing hard,” says coach Gordon Moore. “All the 100 Mile skaters showed up to play today. They knew this was a big game and

were definitely up for it. Every player out there did their job and played a solid team game.” The 100 Mile squad now faces the Clearwater Peewee Rec. team for the Divisional Championship, with game 2 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A&M Towing has also qualified for the OMAHA Peewee Rec. District Championship.

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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. 18 – A free AGE-FRIENDLY gathering is planned for the 108 Mile Community Hall, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn about what seniors can do on a daily basis to maintain their health and wellness. For information and to RSVP, call Darrel at 250-609-0432. • Feb. 18 – Ready, Set, Learn is scheduled for Kindergym at the 100 Mile Community Hall from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Parents and caregivers of children five years and under are invited to the free Service Provider Fun Fair. Meet community service providers; learn about community resources; play, read stories and sing songs; enjoy snacks and take home a free book. Information: call Shelly at 250-395-9303. • Feb. 18-March 5 – Parkside Art Gallery is presenting A Walk Through Recycled Trees, featuring Welsh Love Spoons by Robert Roberts and Leave Carvings by Dessie Marshall. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. • Feb. 19 – The Solid Rock Café at The Rock Youth Centre, 4940 Telqua Dr. 108 Mile Ranch (on the church grounds) is hosting live music performances – country, bluegrass, gospel, etc. There is a great atmosphere and free admission. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and music starts at 7. Information: Pat Melanson at 250-395-3846. • Feb. 19 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting a Community Dinner at the Green Lake Snowmobile clubhouse – 176 Green Lake South Rd. – and everyone is welcome. Beef on a bun and salad provided; bring your own refreshments and a dessert or appetizer to share. The social begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Admission is $2.50 per person. • 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 to the brainstorming session regarding plays. • Feb. 21 – The 100 Mile House Wranglers are hosting their Awards Banquet and Auction at the Valley Room (behind The Lodge). Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7; and awards are handed out after dinner. Tickets are $25 and are available at Central GM, Sears and the Wranglers office in the south Cariboo Rec. Centre. • Feb. 24 – Ready, Set, Learn is scheduled for Lac la Hache Elementary School from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Parents and caregivers of children five years and under are invited to the free Service Provider Fun Fair. Information: call Shelly at 250-395-9303. • Feb. 25 – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society’s February winter film, A Symphony of Soil, will be presented at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave., in 100 Mile House, starting at 7 p.m. With captivating images and music, the film examines the formation and variety of soil, its inhabitants and how humans use and affect it. Admission is by donation. Information: http://southcariboosustainability.com, facebook or call 250-791-7284.

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Financial Focus It’s never a good time to time the market

When the market is on an upswing, are you ever tempted to invest more than usual? And when it’s dropping, do you ever wonder about selling some holdings and depositing the cash in the bank? Buy and sell manoeuvres like these can be tempting because they seem to be based on logic. After all, we know from past market cycles that markets rise, plateau, fall, bottom out, and then rebound over and over again. The trouble is, nobody knows precisely when the market will rise or fall. And when it does move, it’s impossible to know if the turn will be a short-lived blip or a longer-term trend. If you think you can time the market successfully, buying and selling at opportune moments, there’s one thing you need – luck. In fact, you need to be lucky three times: 1. When you exit. If the market’s on an upswing and you want to take profits, you must guess the correct time to sell. But you could easily sell when you think

prices have peaked, only to watch those holdings climb to new record highs. 2. While you’re “parked.” You need to choose a suitable place for the profits you just cashed in. These days, that may involve taking on higher risk or settling for meagre interest. 3. When you re-enter the market. You need to guess just when the market has bottomed for real and it’s time to buy again. Guess incorrectly and you could miss a sudden rebound. They happen. To come out ahead, you need to get all three right, time after time — unlikely, to say the least. Successful investing involves time in the market beats timing the market. The key is to work with your financial advisor to develop a long-term plan tailored to your individual objectives. This article is provided by CI Investments Inc. as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities.

The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) program began in 2009. It is a way for individuals who are 18 and older and who have a valid social insurance number to set money aside tax-free throughout their lifetime. Contributions to a TFSA are not deductible for income tax purposes. Any amount contributed as well as any income earned in the account (for example, investment income and capital gains) is generally tax-free, even when it is withdrawn. Administrative or other fees in relation to TFSA and any interest or money borrowed to contribute to a TFSA are not deductible. You will accumulate TFSA contribution room for each year even if you do not file an income tax and benefit return or open a TFSA. The annual TFSA dollar limit for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 was $5,000. The annual TFSA dollar limit for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 is $5,500. You can have more than one TFSA at any given time, but the total amount you contribute to all your TFSAs cannot be more than your available TFSA

contribution room for that year. As the account holder, you are the only person who can contribute to your TFSA. Canadian Revenue Agency says that individuals who have not filed returns for prior years (because, for example, there was no tax payable) would be permitted to establish their entitlement to contribution room by filing a return for those years or by other means acceptable to the CRA. The tax payable for excess contributions to a tax-free savings account is 1% per month, for any month in which there is an excess amount at any time in the month. There is no deadline for contributions, as the unused contribution room is carried forward into the next year. However, a withdrawal in any year does not increase the TFSA room until the following calendar year. Thus, if you are thinking of making a withdrawal close to year end, make sure it is done by December 31st, in order to have the withdrawal amount added back to the TFSA room sooner.

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Diabetes rates on the rise in British Columbia Canadian Diabetes Association releases new figures in recent report

The number of Canadians living with diabetes has doubled since 2000, and will grow by another 40 per cent by 2025. In British Columbia, the number of people living with diabetes is expected to grow to approximately 463,000 in 2016. This means 28.2 per cent of the population will be living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, including many living with the disease but undiagnosed. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that 30 per cent of all people living with diabetes are undiagnosed. “There is no mistaking the seriousness of diabetes,” says Julie

Knisley, regional director for the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) for B.C. and Yukon. “Diabetes is not only a personal crisis for individuals living with the disease and for their families, but for the province as well.” The CDA’s recent report on diabetes, Driving Change, highlighted the action needed to address gaps in the care available to Canadians living with diabetes in the face of rapidly growing numbers. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. This leads to high levels of blood glucose (sugar), which over time can result in serious complications. In pre-diabetes, a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Nearly half of those with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes. For people with diabetes, keeping healthy requires a balance of

nutrition and physical activity along with medication if prescribed and monitoring of blood sugar levels. Lifestyle is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes but family history, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and environment also play a significant part. The CDA is the registered national charity that helps the more than 10 million Canadians with diabetes or pre-diabetes live healthy lives, and educates those at risk. In communities across Canada, the CDA: • Offers a wide array of support services to members of the public; • Offers resources to health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes; • Advocates to governments, schools, workplaces and others on behalf of people with diabetes; and • Funds research on better treatments and to find a cure. For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

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against the Grizzlies. “A couple of our guys played with painful injuries in Revelstoke, so I’m impressed with how the kids overcame a lot of adversity. “The warrior of the weekend was Tate Page. He took a vicious hit from behind in a few games ago against Kelowna and he was really hurt – kind of whiplash in shoulders and neck area. “He knew how shorthanded we were; he played a physical game and between every period, [trainer] Rainer Meyer would massage him and crack his back. I just couldn’t believe how much pain that kid could play with ... he was so important to

us it was nuts.” Hladun adds a lot of the players have nagging injuries they’re playing through because they want to win the division title for the 100 Mile House fans. Noting the Wranglers are third in the league over all and have only lost one game in regulation play since Dec. 30, Hladun likes their

chances going into the playoffs. “We have to work on the power play and we’re moving the puck around really well with [converted offensive stalwarts] Austin Turner and Lynch on the points.” The Wranglers last regular season home game is against the Chase Heat on Feb. 20, starting at 7 p.m.

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Obituaries DECK

GRAHAM

Joseph

Ethel Margaret

June 29, 1963 - Feb. 12, 2016

Sept. 17, 1935 ~ Feb. 8, 2016

We are heart broken to say that Joe Deck passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in the early morning. He is greatly missed by his wife Deb, son Brody, sister Beverley, brother Greg and families and all his friends. “Clear the path, Joe, you’re ahead of us. We love you.”

Ethel passed away peacefully at home, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years “Stu” and great grandson Zayden. Ethel is survived by her two children; Michael (Janis) and Amanda, her five grandchildren; Justin, Benji (Jessi), Christopher (Loni), Chelsi (Dustin) and Brittany, and her three great grandchildren; Bentley, Sadie and Hayden. Ethel was born in Low Fell Co. Durham in England, she married her husband in 1960 and had two children. Ethel and her family moved to Canada in 1966. The family would like to thank Dr. Nicholson, long time physician; and Kristin Carmon, home health nurse. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 300-1090 West Pender Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2N7.

STONE Don

Oct. 11 1933 to Jan. 12 2016 The Stone family is saddened to announce the passing of Donald Stone. Don owned and operated Stoney`s well drilling for most of his life. He was an avid advocate for ground water stewardship and was one of the founding members of the BC groundwater association. His business career ranged from Ontario to BC then to the Yukon. His reputation was highly rated as a person who would take on all the tasks that other drillers would walk away from. In moving through the trials of life, he would take any task to provide for his family. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, horse trader and a man of fun and mischief. His charismatic personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Not one to miss the opportunity to tell a fantastic story, or help a stranger, he was well known. No matter where he travelled, he would aways run into someone he knew and he could always tell you a story about them. He retained a sharp memory and could recite poems he learned as a child and was frequently caught singing a tune to himself. He taught many of us the skills of fishing, hunting, cooking and of course, how to make coffee and a memorable breakfast. No one ever left the Stone house hungry and without a tale. He loved to cook breakfast on his griddle and feed everyone little samples as he would chuckle and tell another story. Left to mourn is his devoted wife of 61 years of marriage, Helen. Also left to mourn is his sister Betty and husband Don (Calgary), his sister Carol and husband Dean (Napanee), and his brother Steve and wife Murial (Halifax). His children Heather and husband Don (Vancouver), Don and wife Elke (100 Mile House), Shawn and Gro, (Watson Lake,YT) deceased son Larry and his widow Helen (White Rock). As well as 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews near and far. And lastly, family friends for many years, the Petersons, Lily, Norma, Ross, Janet and Philip. R.I.P. You have lived life, loved, and been loved by all to the fullest.

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

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of 100milefuneralservice@gmail.com

BROUGHTON Ellen, Norma

April 22, 1922- Feb. 6, 2016 Ellen (Nell) was born in Vancouver to Florence and Sidney Jenkins on April 22, 1922. She peacefully passed into glory on February 6, 2016 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. She was raised in New Westminster and married Arthur Broughton in 1950. They continued to live there for two more years before moving to North Surrey where they lived for 22 years. After living in Chilliwack, then Mill Bay, they made the final move to the Cariboo and resided there for 26 years. Ellen was predeceased by her wonderful husband Arthur. They were married 60 years. She is survived by sons Bruce (Karen) Broughton, David (Cathy) Broughton, and daughter Elizabeth Broughton. She had seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arthur and Ellen lived in the Imperial Ranchettes and loved the Cariboo. She was very active at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Horse Lake Road and had great faith in her Lord and Saviour. She lived her faith. The family especially wants to thank Dr. Don Street and the staff and nurses at Carefree Manor in 100 Mile House for their care and kindness towards Ellen. Their professionalism and help was greatly appreciated. A memorial service will be held in her honour at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 440 Horse Lake Road, 100 Mile House, at 11:00 am on March 5, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 7040 Ada Blvd, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 4E3. www.concordiasem.ab.ca 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements 250-395-3243. Condolences can be sent to the family care of 100milefuneralservice@gmail.com


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Community association hosting Cabin Fever lunch

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A free Cabin Fever Luncheon will be held at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. The Interlakes Cattle Belles will be serving beef on a bun, and there will be drinks and desserts. Rob Diether & Band will be playing music, and for those interested, there will be a painting workshop hosted by Barb Kennedy.

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More and more people are spotting pine martens as logging and loss of habitat has seen them migrate to rural communities on the fringe of forested land. They’re cute, quick and unafraid.

There will also be door prizes, so get your free tickets early – call Mary at 250-3951994 or Natalie at 250-

706-9412. The community association is also looking for a qualified volunteer to do a year

School news Hors e L ake Elementary School is hosting a Free Family Fun Night on Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The theme is from the Simon and Garfunkel song, Feeling Groovy, and it’s packed full of carnival games and activities. These include bounce house, ring toss, duck pond, shooting gallery, balloon dart throw, face painting, ping pong ball toss and lots more. Everyone is welcome. Parents are reminded kindergarten registrations are now being taken for children turning five years old by Dec. 31, 2016, and to

bring a birth certificate and Care Card. Outhouse races Many Lone Butte residents were among the several hundred people who attended the outhouse races hosted at the Interlakes corner. For the folks like me who have never seen outhouse races before, it was a lot of fun with prizes and good food. Marten spotted For many years at this time of year, we buy pork legs. I nail the left over pork skin and fat to a tree outside the living room window. We enjoy watching the birds, specially the woodpeckers, up to three at a time,

Executives elected for two groups

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Diana Forster

At their annual general meetings on Feb. 3, the Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission and the Interlakes Community Association (ICA) elected their new executives. The board for both organizations now includes president Lorraine Jerema, vice-president Craig Charlton, secretary Jil Freeman and treasurer Gyl Connaty. Directors at large are Pam Canty, Carolyn Charlton, Rene Lafavor, Brenda Norfolk, Ariel Tanner, Ken Weadick and Barb Weston. In addition, ICA’s board includes two

more directors: Carney Myers and Joyce Shmyr.

is $25; half-page is $50, and a whole page is $90.

Snow ball tourney The Ryan Larson Memorial Snow Ball Tournament will be held at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) ball grounds on March 12-13. Running since 1985, it became a memorial event in 1996 when Ryan Larson, then aged 13, passed away from meningitis. His brothers and cousins can be counted on to participate. Team entry fee is $200 payable in advance. For information, and lastminute confirmations, call Derek Larson in Kamloops at 250-3206741.

Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Carol Barwell, Duncan Jarvis and Les Poirier, and nine big balloons go to Joelle Kuyek. Many congratulations to Darlene and Monty Furber on their 42nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 23. Get well wishes go to Dan Wiebe.

Advertisers sought Anyone who wishes to advertise in the Bridge Lake Fair booklet should contact this writer immediately. Business card ads cost $15; quarter-page

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Age-Friendly with Rainer’s Health House:

1:30-3 p.m. at 108 Mile Community Hall, Feb. 18. • Teen Space meets after school to 8 p.m. at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC), Feb. 19. • Coffee Chat: 10 a.m. at ICC, Feb. 22. Speaker Larry McCrae will talk about wills, estate planning and power of attorney. • Quilts for 100 Mile Chemo meet at ICC on Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. • Interlakes Community Association meets at ICC on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. • Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, Feb. 27 at

ICC. Doors open 11:30 a.m. and play starts noon. • To provide input regarding the potential Bridge Lake Elementary School closure, e-mail feedback@sd27.bc.ca and/or attend meeting at the school, March 2, at 6:30 p.m.

feeding outside the window. This year, for the first time, we attracted a marten. A trapper told me they are becoming much more common to see in the residential areas due to the logging and loss of natural habitat.

Be careful if you have chickens. Calendar • The next Lone Butte Rocks planning meeting is at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Feb. 23, starting at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed.

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2015 was a busy year for the Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute (WI), ending

our fiscal year on Sept. 30. Our membership number did not change; we still have five faithful ladies. Our new executive includes president Ruth Kachur, vice-president Karin Forbes, recording secretary Helen Eagle, treasurer Joni Guenther and the writer is a director and the sunshine person. Our group held our annual Christmas Bake

Sale in the Cariboo Mall and it was a huge success. We raised $545 for the BC Children’s Hospital in 2016. With this success in mind, we decided to go ahead with an Easter Bake Sale on March 18. Regular meetings resumed in January and will continue on the third Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at the Watch Lake Community Hall

(WLCH). Our January meeting dealt with several important items, including approving our local WI bursary application forms. We plan to give out a bursary each year when applications have been reviewed and approved. Local students, or children or grandchildren of WI members current and past are welcome to submit an

application. Bursaries will be $200 depending upon approval of the applications and our finances at the time. District convention Our group is very excited about hosting the District Women’s Institute Convention on April 23 at the WLCH. We plan to invite some local ladies as our guests and hope they will enjoy the event and perhaps be

interested in becoming members. Fundraising Ruth is continuing to collect used postage stamps for the Cancer Campaign, and the writer continues to collect recyclable bottles and cans for the Hall Operating Committee expenses – new PADS for the defibrillator. Contact Lynda at 250456-7730 if you have

donations. Cafe meeting We met last week at a very interesting little restaurant on Highway 97 that specializes in real French poutine and several maple sugar products. We hope to have lunch together again soon at a member’s home and play cards after lunch, or enjoy another interesting cafe visit.

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The Country Piddler, which was manned by Leah Kramer, left, Alamaz Durand, seated, and Linzey Napoli, back, was one of the many colourful outhouses competing in the Interlakes Economic Association’s annual Outhouse Races on Feb. 7. The Country Piddler came second in the women’s competitive division.

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continual use, and will likely continue to be used. Events moved along at great speed, with run-off outhouse races for women and for men, as well as foot races for the hordes of youngsters. Special races included the Bridge Lake Dash (ages 13-17) in support of Bridge Lake Elementary School; the Corner’s Dash for 18-plus years competitors; and the Seniors Sort Of (50-plus years.) The Cariboo Dash, a fast, endurance race, saw four competing outhouses, with the win finally going to the Interlakes Community Centre Dumper. First place in the ice sculpture contest went to Janelle Faessler’s “Jaws.” Outhouse races The women’s competitive division was won by Farside Fishing (Birch family), with second place going to The Country Piddler, and Interlakes Pump & Dump finished in third place. The men’s competitive was won by Farside Fishing, with second place going to the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s Runny Situation, and the Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Golden Throne finished in third place. The People’s Choice award for favourite outhouse went to Eric and Piri DeVries’ stunning “Nature Retreat” teepee. Diana Forster is the Interlakes correspondent.

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The Watch Lake/ North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual general meeting is scheduled for March 5 at the Little Horse Lodge. The meeting will commence after lunch, around 12:30 p.m. Agenda items will include president, secretary, treasurer reports

and this year’s events. The ladies are getting together for a lunch social at 11:30 a.m. if you are interested in attending prior to the meeting. For more information, please contact the writer. The auxiliary is always looking for new members. Special wishes Belated birthday wishes go to Jim Klink and Bob White. We hope you both had a wonderful day. Calendar • The WLNGLVFD meets every other Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The next practice will be on Feb. 23. New

volunteers are always welcome. • Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Watch Lake Community Hall (WLCH). Social and crafts at 11 a.m. and the meeting starts 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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COMMUNITY EDUCATION DISCUSSIONS The Board of Education invites organizations and members of the public to an Education Discussion. Three topics of conversation will be addressed: 1. Development of a Board level Strategic Plan a. What do you remember as the best learning experience you had in (or out of) school? b. What is the School District doing well? c. What opportunities, that are not currently in place, do you see as valuable for students? 2. Rural Education: What is working? What can we do better? And any other comments? 3. School Trustee Electoral Boundaries: review 3 options to realign Trustee Electoral Zones (currently there are seven in the District) and also the impacts of mail-in ballots and reducing the number of polling stations. The 3 options (which do not alter the number of trustees) are: i. Maintain 7 zones and conform to CRD boundaries (mostly affecting the City and fringe of Williams Lake). ii. Reduce to 3 zones with elections at large: 100 Mile House area (3 trustees); Williams Lake area (3 trustees), Rural (west and east) (1 trustee. iii. Reduce to 2 zones with elections at large: 100 Mile House area (3 trustees) and Williams Lake area (include west and east rural areas) (4 trustees)

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Sixty-one fish caught at annual derby Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department pleased with yield, turnout

Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) annual IceFishing Derby on Feb. 6 saw a glorious day

just brushing the freezing mark. Sixty-one fish were weighed in – almost double last year’s yield. The only rainbow

caught, weighing 2 lb. 5 oz., was brought in by Kamloops resident Raymond Bibeau. Thirty lake trout were reeled in. The

largest, at 14 lb. 2 oz., was caught by Charlie Arsenault, while Tim Utley’s weighed 5 lb. 14 oz., and Pat Byrne’s catch was 5 lb. 6oz. Of the 30 kokanee caught, Francis Madinski’s was the largest at 1 lb. 7 oz.

Madinski’s name will be inscribed on the Dennis Watt Memorial Trophy. Watt, a Higgins Lake resident who passed away in 2003, was a tremendous supporter of the DLDVFD and originally provided this trophy. Roger Robinson

brought in the secondplace kokanee at 1 lb. 6 oz., and Brian Manton’s kokanee weighed in at 1 lb. 4 oz.

The DLDVFD is most grateful to its prize donors, and for the great public support.

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Raymond Bibeau of Kamloops reeled in the only rainbow trout at the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Ice-Fishing Derby on Feb. 6. When it was weighed in, the rainbow trout tipped the scales at two pounds five ounces. He won an ice-fishing shelter.

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Residents 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.”

If approved, parcel taxes will be phased in, in accordance with developments. Residents will not see the maximum taxation in the first year.

Has the CRD applied for any grants to reduce costs? As mentioned above, yes, the CRD received a Federal Grant from the Small Communities Fund of $1.962 million to be used for construction of the water treatment plant. What is the cost of the project? The cost of the project ($4.842 million) minus the $1.962 million grant will be $2.880 million How will the $2.880 million be funded? Existing capital reserves will be utilized as much as possible but an additional $2,000,000 in new borrowing will be required. To service this debt, the existing parcel tax of $135 will increase in phases to $180 in 2016 for the treatment plant and up to $250 for the remainder of the 15 year term to support the new well. Will operating costs increase because of the new treatment plant? Yes, operating costs will increase by approximately $35,000 per year. The user fee will increase by 29% which means that the typical single family dwelling fee will increase from $220 to $284. Questions about the costs? Chief Financial Officer, Scott Reid sreid@cariboord.ca Manager of Environmental Services, Mitch Minchau - mminchau@cariboord.ca

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The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is seeking nominations for its 22nd Annual Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year awards.

one from the SCCC website and send it in. • Folks can also stop by the office at 385 Birch Ave (Fourth Street entrance) and fill out a form. • Send printed forms to manager@south-

cariboochamber.org or drop in the mail slot at the office. Nominations close on March 4. Citizen of the Year The Citizen of the Year award has no real

criteria, Morton says. “It’s all about how the person nominating them sees them. We’ve never had anyone nominated who doesn’t deserve it.” Nomination forms can be found online at

http://www.southcariboochamber.org/. Awards ceremony The awards will be presented on April 16, at a prime rib dinner provided by the Psalm 23 Transition Society.

Tickets are $60 per person, or $450 for a table of eight. “There will be a comedian, as well as a silent auction and a treasure chest draw,” says Morton. Seating is limited,

so she encourages people to get their tickets early. “We sold out last year.” To purchase tickets, drop by the SCCC office, or call Morton at 250-395-6124.

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There are 13 categories in which businesses can be nominated: Family Friendly Business; Greatest Improvement in 2015; Rising Star; Tourism and Recreation; Best Marketing and Promotion; Community Inclusion; Best Home-Based Business; Best New Business; Best NonProfit Organization; Community Based Business Excellence; Resource Based Excellence; Customer Service; and People’s Choice. “We’ve spent a lot of time fine-tuning the categories over the years,” says Shelly Morton, SCCC executive director. “They’re very wellrounded, and important to the area. We encourage people to think outside the box when they’re nominating.” She notes the Community Inclusion award – for businesses that are not only accessible to everyone, but which employ those with developmental or physical disabilities – is a highlight, as is the Best New Business award. “We’re always excited to see new businesses in town.” There are several ways for folks to get their nomination forms in for their favourite businesses. • Fill out an online nomination form at www.southcariboochamber.org, or download

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The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is holding its annual open house today (Feb. 18) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and everyone is welcome to drop by the office at 385 Birch Ave. (Fourth Street entrance) to see what makes the Chamber tick. BC Chamber Week is Feb. 15-19 and the SCCC invites folks to the open house, says Chamber executive director Shelly Morton. “Come and enjoy some refreshments and have a visit and take the opportunity to fill out a Business Excellence

Awards nomination form. The Chamber of Commerce has about 150 members right now, and is getting more all the time, says Morton. “Being part of the Chamber of Commerce is a way to express yourself within the business community. We’re dedicated to making this the best place to do business.” Last year, she adds, the SCCC built the slideshow video, Our Life Your Dream, and put it on YouTube. This year, the SCCC is planning another slideshow video, showcasing pictures of the South Cariboo. Anyone who would like to submit a picture should contact Morton at manager@southcariboochamber.org. “People were really excited about the first video, and we’re looking for more pictures that really summarize the South Cariboo. The videos are really good for tourism, businesses,

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Director of Administration The Ulkatcho Indian Band (UIB) is seeking a Director of Administration. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of Directors to enhance program and service delivery. This position works closely with and acts as a liaison for UIB Chief and Council. Responsibilities includes: • Band Council Support and Administration. Ensures relevant legislation, policy and procedures are followed, minutes are recorded and reporting requirements are met. • Program and Service Delivery. Manages UIB Directors in all departments, including, Health, Finance, Education, Housing, Band School, Economic development/Lands and Social Development. • Coordination of Community Development Activities. Maintains an open, fair and service oriented relationship between the community and Band Office. • Strategic and Operational Band Management. Provides leadership in developing strategic and operational planning in cooperation with Leadership and Directors. Skills and Qualifications  5 years of related experience working with aboriginal people  Knowledge of INAC programs, reporting and guidelines  Strong leadership and management skills.  Post-secondary education in business, finances, aboriginal studies or related fields is preferred.  Excellent written and oral communications including the ability to prepare reports, policies and Band Council document. A competitive salary is being offered for this position and will be based on applicant’s level of experience and education. Please submit a cover letter and resume to lhennigar@ulkatcho.ca by February 25, 2016.

Advertising Sales Consultant The Peace Arch News has an opening for an advertising consultant. By joining White Rock / South Surrey's number one community print and online newspaper, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing while contributing to one of the Lower Mainland's most vibrant communities. The team environment at the Peace Arch News will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. You should be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-pace environment. Previous media sales experience is preferred. A car and a valid driver's license are required.  The Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada's largest private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in BC, Alberta, Washington, Ohio, California and Hawaii.  Please send your resume with cover letter by Friday, March 11, 2016 to: Steve Scott - Ad Manager Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or email to steve.scott@peacearchnews.com

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Therapy Groups

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Contractors

Plumbing

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area:

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

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

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Both positions are for the 2016 fire season.

Contact Don for more information at:

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Part-time position. Requires strong phone and computer skills. Medical office experience an asset. Apply in person to: Village Medical Clinic 190 Horse Lake Rd. or email resume to: vmc.billing@shawbiz.ca No phones calls please.

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

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING. 100 Mile: Mar 5 & 6; WL: Apr 2 & 3. For info call 1-866737-2389 or check roadsafetytcs.com

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

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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

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Please submit resume, detailing experience and references to the 108 Mile Supermarket with attention to Carl Gimse.

Professional Services

Driving Schools

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Truck Driver Training

Professional Truck Driver Program - Funding available for those who qualify!

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

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Funding provided: The Employment Services and Supports (ESS) program is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Jobs Fund for unemployed individuals who do not qualify for Employment Insurance, or under-employed and low-skilled, to gain the skills needed to ďŹ nd employment in trucking industry. The Class 1 Truck Driver Training program includes: • Airbrakes • Class 1 Driver Training – 5 weeks – 104 hours in-vehicle training • Road Test at ICBC Upon completion of the program, participants will be prepared for entry level employment as a truck driver with “behind the wheelâ€? experience. For more information, contact: Ray Trenholm - Driver Training Email: rtrenholm@tru.ca Phone: 250-371-5817

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Feed & Hay

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Townhouses

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

WE BUY GOLD & SILVER Get the best price for your SILVER COINS Call for app’t Mon - Fri

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome

LARGE bright 1 bdrm $525. 2 bdrm. $650. NS. NP. 10 min to 100 Mile. Avail. now 250-3970128.

HAY FOR SALE: Alfalfa, grass/mix, STRAW available in 3x4 square bales. Dairy or cow quality. Call for a delivered price. Semi-load deliveries only. Visit www.hubkahay.com or Phone 403-6350104

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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

Pet Services

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Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

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

250-395-3330 Private or Group

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions

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.

2 DAY Online auction Feb. 16 and Feb 17. 1000 plus lots incl $350K ins. claim of food equip (some in orig. pkg), 7 bailiff seizures of restaurants/grocery stores, high end sausage making equip, 3x350 gallon steam kettles w-agitators, ice cream equip and complete cappuccino bar equip. Visit www.activeauctionmart.com to view, register and bid. Onsite viewing opens Feb 9. Call 604-371-1190 or email: buyit@activeauctionmart.com for more info.

Misc. for Sale For Sale! Wrapped Oat/Barley haylage & 2nd cut Alfalfa haylage. Call 1 (250)249-5466 POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John at 403998-7907;

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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

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Real Estate Townhouses

100 MILE, Sundials Court, Must see, 3 bdrms, 1-1/2 baths, recently renovated, end unit. No pets. No smoking. Avail March 15. $750/mo 250397-2068

100 MILE: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement. $750/mo plus DD. No dogs. Ref. req’d. 250644-5577.

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Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections. Gold Silver Coins Estates 1-778-281-0030 Chad

4 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE WITH DIABETES DIE OF HEART DISEASE. Better your odds. Visit getserious.ca

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

Auctions

Auctions

Prime Time Cattle & Cutting Edge Cattle Co. Bull Sale

PRIME MarchBULL 5, TIME 2016SALE @ CATTLE 1:00pm

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- 35 Two Year Old Bulls - 19 Yearlings Bulls - Consisting of 49 Black Angus, 2 Maintainer, 3 percentage Simmentals. For more information contact

Prime Time Cattle - Jason Kelly

587.377.3450

Cutting Edge Cattle Co. - Wayne Pincott 250.395.6367 Catalog online at www.primetimecattle.com

Homes for Rent

For reliable service call Penny

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 100 MILE. Nice 3 bdrm duplex in town. N/S, N/P, refs. req. $950/mon. Avail. now. 250-3953658

2 & 1 BDRM units renovated, in 100 Mile. Security Dep req’d Call 250-397-2041 for details.

END GREEN LAKE Cabin, small, one bdrm, lake view, lake access nearby. Bright, south facing, double paned windows, warm, recently renovated, deck, laundry, Util’s not included. Available April 1 One pet okay. $725/mon. 604880-5763. LAKESIDE 2 bdrm, A-frame with loft overlooking 108 lake WD $900/mo avail Mar 1. House will be shown Feb 22 to 28. Contact ypharris@shaw.ca or text 604 349 5563 or phone after Feb 20.

Suites, Lower BRIGHT 1 bdrm garden suite, in 100 Mile near park, $700 per month. Includes utils, digital cable, laundry, NS, NP, Refs & SD req’d, 250-3953826 Avail. March 1

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

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

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Full-Time Reporter The 100 Mile Free Press has an opening for a full-time reporter. The 100 Mile House Free Press publishes one edition a week, as well as several supplements annually. We are looking for someone with an interest in sports, community and feature writing as well as social media. Qualifications: • A journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience. • Newspaper experience would be an asset, but a willingness to learn and grow with the editorial team is considered equally important. • A reliable car and a valid driver’s licence are essential. • Must be willing and able to work independently and in a team. • Knowledge of CP style. • Must have your own DSLR camera and knowledge of its functions. • Weekend and evening shifts are required as part of this position. • Layout experience with Adobe InDesign

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Please send your resume and samples of your stories and photographs to: Ken Alexander, Editor 100 Mile Free Press Box 11459, 100 Mile House, B.C. VOK 2EO newsroom@100milefreepress.net Deadline for applications is March 4, 2016.

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Cathy and Edgar White helped by community

WAIT A DOG GONE MINUTE!

Community members raise for couple who lost home On Nov. 23, 2015, a major fire claimed all units of a four-plex just off Canim-Hendrix Lake Road in Gateway, including the longtime home of Cathy and Edgar White. They were not only left homeless, but were unable to save any of their belongings. Even their car was scorched, at least on the outside, and required repairs. They were, essentially, left destitute. A concerned friend of the couple brought their dire situation to the attention of the members of the Royal

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Forest Grove Legion president Jerry Billups, right, presented Cathy and Edgar White with the bill for their vehicle, paid in full, and an envelope containing the moneys raised through the generosity of members of the Forest Grove community.

Canadian Legion Branch #261-Forest Grove during the general meeting on Dec. 15, 2015. In order to buy necessary winter coats, the Legion members agreed to make a donation of $100, with Wendy and Robin Clarke, Jerry Billups, Rita and Tom Timleck, as well as the Forest Grove ’94 Lions, all pitching in for a total

contribution of $408. The deductible of $300 for the necessary repairs to their car by ICBC was covered by Legion member Norm Bennet, while the Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild donated one of its quilts, which they provide to victims of fire. Just in time for the festive season on Christmas Eve, Cathy and Edgar

White were able to pick up their car at the Transformers Collision Centre in 100 Mile House, where Forest Grove Legion president elect Jerry Billups handed over the keys to their fully repaired vehicle, together with an envelope containing the funds raised at the Legion meeting earlier in the month.

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