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Area residents unhappy with change in meeting format

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There was a lot of tension and frustration in the Bridge Lake Elementary School (BLES) gymnasium when some 160 area residents showed up for a public forum about the possible closure of the school, but then learned the format had been changed. Folks wanted to be able to voice their concerns about the potential closure of the school and/or offer input about ways to keep the school open. Instead, they were greeted by four large tables and then they learned the School District 27 (SD27) trustees and staff had decided to hold a World Cafestyle meeting. The new format would see people sit at a table and provide input on a specific question, which would be compiled by a facilitator, and then people would move through the four tables. Then the quiet protest began. Most of the people moved away from the tables, and sat on chairs organizers had to bring into the gymnasium. When schools superintendent Mark Thiessen started the meeting, BLES Parent Advisory Committee member Julian Kenney asked for permission to Continued on A7

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Graiden Mostad, left, and his older brother, Lathan, enjoyed the cupcakes baked by Jodi Lavigne, back left, and Kathy Bissat who are peeking behind the balloons. The Creative Moments owners set up their table of cupcakes on Feb. 29 at the Cariboo Mall and raised $538.70 for the BC SPCA. They sold out of more than 250 homemade cupcakes and doggie treats.

HEU laundry jobs stay a 100 Mile District General Hospital

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The decision to keep in-house laundry is good news/bad news for Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) members. The good news is jobs were saved in 100 Mile House; the bad news is other workers in other communities are losing their positions, says local HEU chair and shop steward Barb Matfin. “Obviously, it was good news for our local laundry workers and their families, but their joy is dampened by the knowledge that about 150 of their co-workers in other Interior communities will be losing their jobs.” On March 1, Interior Health (IH) board of directors announced it reached a 20-year agreement with Ecotex

Matfin: it’s good news and bad news because other union workers losing their jobs

Healthcare Linen Service Inc. to provide the majority of linen and laundry services. The exact location of Ecotex’s laundry plant has not yet been determined, but the IH states it understands it will be located in the Okanagan. Ecotex has provided laundry and linen management services to hospitals, ambulatory care centres, and other medical facilities for more than 30 years. It has one location in Abbotsford, and five locations in the United States. Health centres services affected by the privatization are located in Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson, Penticton and Vernon.

The hospitals in 100 Mile House, Golden, Ashcroft, Princeton, Lillooet and Williams Lake keep their own laundry services. “Interior Health laundry employees have delivered high quality service to our patients for many years, and I understand they may feel disappointed with this decision,” says IH board chair Erwin Malzer. “While there will be job displacement within our sites, we believe the commitment by Ecotex to build a facility in the Southern Interior and hire residents from our region will offset some of the impact

felt. “We will also work with the HEU to support laundry employees as they consider options for the future, whether that is through accessing vacancies or retraining.” IH states that a total of 93 full-time equivalent positions will be impacted by the decision. “The number of 93 that people are hearing about is full-time equivalent positions, says Matfin, a lot of workers hold part-time positions.” It is disheartening the B.C. Liberal government doesn’t take into account the cost of privatization, she says, adding the new private jobs will be minimum wage, which is basically living in poverty. “All of the [HEU] workers are making wages they can support their families with. Continued on A4


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Around the South Cariboo

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Eliza Archie Memorial School celebrated Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24. An RCMP member spoke to the students about anti-bullying at the school; it is the second year the WITS (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out and Seek help) program has been used by the Canim Lake Band. Students and staff finished the day with an escorted RCMP parade through the community.

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Hugh Thomas, who was a judge at the District Science Fair held in the 100 Mile House Elementary School on March 3, listened intently to Forest Grove Elementary School Grade 7 student Elizabeth Haretzmuller discuss her project, Does music help you concentrate? Haretzmuller won silver medal in Health Science junior division and will compete in the Regional Fair at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on April 7-8.

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Sadie Lawrence, left, Kathy Haveman, Steve MacPhail, Dana MacPhail, Barb MacPhail, Kelsey Kalyn and Lori Rowe posed with a $7,280 cheque for the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society in front of Tim Hortons in 100 Mile House recently. The money was raised through Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign.

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100 Mile District General Hospital physiotherapists Mary-Anne Bedford and Arjay Legua strapped PSO student Danny Bunting in a lift during a demonstration at a recent P.A.R.T.Y. program. The lift is used to to help patients learn how to walk again; the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth program helps teenagers learn how to make safe and sound decisions.

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Performing in front of a packed gymnasium, Larissa Hilsted, left, and Haylie Jones performed People Help the People at the 18th Annual Amnesty Concert on March 3. This annual event raises money for a popular cause for generations of graduates in the 100 Mile House area.

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Local inspirational speaker Val Clemont shared her enthusiasm and motivation to the audience at the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre’s celebration of Women’s International Day on March 4.

Women’s Day celebrated Some 50 area women gathered to celebrate courage and change

one group, human, and we need to treat our planet, ourselves and ome 40-50 women each other with more embraced and celebrated respect.” International Women’s Day In the board(IWD) in the upstairs boardroom of room, the audience, the South Cariboo Business Centre surrounded by at 475 Birch Ave. photos displaying The event was hosted by the 100 “Cariboo Women,” Mile House & District Women’s were entertained Centre (WC). and inspired by three IWD is celebrated on March 8 speakers: Janice Frank, every year around the world and the Eliza Archie Memorial focus ranges from general celebraSchool principal; Kimberley tion of respect, appreciation and Vance-Lundsbye, Immigrant love towards women to a celebraSettlement Services co-ordinator tion for women’s economic, political for Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners and social achievements. for Literacy Society (CCPL); and WC board chair Gina Gigliotti retired businesswomen and inspirasaid she was very pleased that so tional speaker Val Clemont. many women turned out to The speakers brought celebrate the event. their personal lives into She added March is their speech with laughter Women’s History month and tears. and it’s important for all Frank’s life story involved women – for their equality working through difficulin wages and in promotions. ties and striving to get her “But another thing, even education. She also spoke today women are judged about the various positions Gina by their dress, like cultural she has held. Gigliotti clothing. We still need to At the end of the speech, move forward in the justice system Frank said she wondered why she and employment. was where she was now, given her “In Canada, we have many rights earlier risk behaviour and getting and freedoms, but we’re more globinto so many serious situations. al. It doesn’t matter what gender “Then I look into my three we are [because] we all belong to grandchildren’s eyes. I see their

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admiration and know why I’m here.” Vance-Lundsbye, spoke about her position with the CCPL, and of the lessons she is continually learning. She said she reserves the right to change her mind, which reminds the audience that it’s OK to change a decision. She spoke emotionally of the refugee conflict that continues in this world, and if an immigrant family moved to 100 Mile House, she prayed they would be lovingly welcomed. “I would do anything to keep my children safe ... exactly what the immigrant mothers are doing now.” Clemont started her speech by asking the question of what is a

woman’s most priceless possession? She answered: “It’s their attitude.” She spoke of her terror about being judged, especially for her lack of education, but then Clemont decided she had a street smarts degree. Clemont said she overcame some large obstacles in her life, some self-induced. She talked of how she reinvented herself at different times in her life, through faith, and by surrounding herself with only supportive people. “Make your life matter. It doesn’t have to be profound; it just has to matter. “Choose to define, confine, outshine, or leave it all behind.” The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society’s mission is to provide accessible, essential services to women and families impacted by poverty, discrimination, violence and abuse through commitment to equality, acceptance and empowerment. For more information, call 250395-4093.

If a child-care provider is making a difference in your life, nominate them for the 2016 Child Care Award of Excellence. These awards honour the outstanding work that early childhood educators, childcare providers, local governments and businesses do every day to care for children and support British Columbia families. Nominations are being accepted in five categories. They will be accepted between March 1 and 31, and winners will be announced during Child Care Month in May. To access the nomination and guidelines form, visit: https:// ChildCareAwards_ NominationForm.pdf

PAST CITIZENS NEEDED Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who is the Citizen of the Year Committee chair, needs all past Citizen’s of the Year to stop in at her office to vote for the 2015 Citizen of the Year from March 14 to April 13. The MLA’s office is open from10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

WARNING FUNDING An investment of $5-million to Ocean Networks Canada aims to increase the development and use of earthquake early warning systems in British Columbia that could enhance life safety for British Columbians living in areas of the province with seismic risk. The one-time project funding will add more offshore motion sensors and help integrate them with land-based sensors for more robust collection and analysis of seismic activity, with the aim of contributing to early detection and notification tools for the public.


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Public hearings scheduled to take place March 15

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Health Employees’ Union local chair and shop steward Barb Matfin was front and centre at the Leap for Laundry event in 100 Mile House on Feb. 29. HEU members were trying to save in-house laundry jobs throughout the Interior Health region.

IH sees $35 million savings From A1

They pay substantial taxes and use their wages to contribute to their local and provincial economies.” Malzer notes that with an anticipated savings of about $35 million over the life of the contract, IH will be able to increase its investment in facilities and equipment to support direct patient care, including necessary upgrades and expansions of emergency departments and operating rooms. Almost 13,000 citizens had signed a petition opposing the privatization scheme and against the loss of jobs, and various municipal councils passed motions objecting to it. The District of 100 Mile House council was one of the councils that sent in letters in support of protecting the jobs and services. Matfin says the HEU commends the District and Cariboo Regional District for passing motions in support of in-house laundry, and appreciates the support Ph: 250.395.8830

It could be a busy evening on March 15 in the District of 100 Mile House council chambers, as there will be a public hearing on four zoning amendment bylaws, starting at 6 p.m. Members of the public will be able to give input on the proposed amendments in writing before the public hearing or at the council chambers. (See the ad on page B7.) • Bylaw 1291: The Lakewood Inn wants permission to expand its retail Cold Beer and Wine Store. • Bylaw 1292: Sheridan Manor

from the community. “The council, Cariboo Regional District and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, as well as all the [HEU] workers worked together and sent in letters of opposition to the Ministry of Health, Mayor Mitch Campsall says, adding “it shows what working as a team can really do.” “It’s good news for our community, but the concern is that it could still change.”

Apartments wants to increase the permitted density allowed for the facility. Currently, there are 33 strata apartment units in the building, but the highest density in the District’s Zoning Bylaw only allows 19 units. • Bylaw 1293: Bridge Creek Estate is applying to rezone the area at the southwest corner of Highway 97 and Exeter Station Road from Agricultural Zone (A-1) to Small Holding Zone (A-2). The rezoning is being requested to accommodate a future subdivision by enabling this portion of land to be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

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The subject land contains Well #4. Currently, the well site and access is protected by a Statutory Right of Way, which is unaffected by a zoning amendment. • Bylaw 1294: The subject property is the

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It is not unusual for clients to tell their lawyers that they have been victims of duress. On the other hand, it is relatively rare for lawyers to agree – once the clients explain what actually happened, Traditionally, the law said that someone alleging duress had to prove that threats of violence were used. Movies and television regularly provide examples. “Sign that contract or you’ll never see your kid again.” More recently, the law has started to take a broader view of duress. For example, the law has started to recognize “economic duress” as grounds for setting aside a contract. “Economic duress” might occur if extreme financial pressures exerted by one party lead the other party to enter into a contract. In these circumstances, the Courts might find that the pressure was so great that there was no true consent to the contractual terms proposed. “Undue influence” is different than duress. “Undue influence” involves more subtle pressure – as opposed to the overt threats which characterize duress. Allegations of undue influence are sometimes raised in connection with wills. One extreme case was seen in Re Kohut Estate [(1993), 90 Man R (2d) 245 (Man QB)]. In that case, an elderly lady made 7 wills over a period of 8 years. She had two daughters and the daughters alternated as caregivers. As you might have guessed by now, each time the lady changed her will the daughter with whom she happened to be living at the time became the principal beneficiary. Did the daughters pressure their mother? Traditionally, it was hard to prove that a will-maker had been subjected to undue influence. As a result, it was relatively rare for disappointed heirs to make allegations of undue influence – and even rarer for such allegations to be successfully proven. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act which became part of the law of British Columbia a couple of years ago may change things. Under this legislation if a bequest is challenged and is made to someone upon whom the will-maker was dependent, then it will be up to the person seeking to uphold the validity of the will to prove there was no undue influence. This change is a significant one and will probably lead to an increased number of cases challenging wills on the basis of undue influence. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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Open House attracts visitors

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More than 25 people attended the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) open house on Feb. 18, and they enjoyed a hot bowl of soup from Soup de Tour, sandwiches and other goodies. “Most people came in to chat about the Chamber while enjoying lunch, says Chamber executive director Shelly Morton. "They filled out their Business Excellence Awards nomination

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forms, too.” Although no one signed up for membership, Morton says a few applications were taken by people. There are quite a few benefits to becoming a member, Morton says, adding that applies to homebased businesses, as well as commercial and retail. “Having home-based businesses on our website is very beneficial for them. For just over $100 a year, a couple of the advantages are, being listed in our advertisements and having their business on our website, which they can then link to their home page.” “A lot of people from out-of-town check out our website to see what kind of services are available here.” As of Dec. 31, 2015, the SCCC had more than 145 members. Morton reminds people to send in their renewals.

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Louise Emerson, left, a local chartered professional accountant discussed her home-based business and the Chamber with South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce executive director Shelly Morton. Besides getting information, Emerson enjoyed the luncheon provided by the Chamber for their Open House on Feb. 18.

Board Skills workshop coming Great information for people joining or sitting on non-profit boards

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There is a great opportunity for people involved, or interested, in joining non-profit organizations, societies, groups and boards. The fourth Non Profit Board Development Skills Workshop will be held in the community room at Horton Ventures at 808 Alpine Ave. on April 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will focus on using strategic planning to develop sustainable organizations in the South Cariboo, says Rita Giesbrecht who is one of the organizers. “Our first-ever funding for this series came from Board Voice, and we have been able to leverage that first grant of $2,000 to conduct the series.” Giesbrecht applied successfully to the

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Learning Initiatives for She notes Sands has Rural and Northern BC a lot of experience in (LIRNBC). non-profit organizaIt’s an organization tions. that recognizes the The education that strengths and chal- attendees receive at lenges of rural, remote the workshop will not and northonly benefit ern British them personColumbia comally, but it will munities, which also benefit the offered to bring community as in trainers and a whole, De facilitators to Paoli notes. go to commuShe adds nities to deliver there is a lot RITA a learning event GIESBRECHT of networking, for residents. and the more At this year’s work- collaboration between shop, Jim Sands, a people makes a stronsenior project co-ordi- ger community. nator for the Social There is no pre-reqPlanning and Research uisite for attending, she Council of BC (SPARC says, adding if people BC), is the facilitator. want to get involved in He has worked in boards, but don’t know the non-profit sector in what it entails, they are various positions and welcome to come to the has led workshops in session. more than 40 commu“We receive very nities across B.C. positive evalua“Jim is an amazing tions. People are very facilitator, says Lisa De supportive of this Paoli who is another workshop and say they organizer. will be taking back the

information to their boards.” The event is presented jointly by the Central Interior Regional Arts Council, South Cariboo AgriCulture Enterprise Centre, Cariboo Family Enrichment C entre, S outh Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, BC Board Voice, South Cariboo Community Planning Council, and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC. Horton Ventures is donating the use of the community room for the event. A fee of $20 is payable by cash or cheque on the day of the event. It helps cover the cost of the workshop materials, snacks and lunch. Although it’s not required to pre-register, organizers would like to know the numbers for the luncheon. For more informa-


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Lions hosting diamond anniversary dinner dance

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The 100 Mile Lions Club will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a dinner and dance at the 100 Mile Community Hall on April 23. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner, which will be catered by BJ’s Donuts & Eatery, starts at 6 and the dance, with

music by Mark Allen, ple who do the work starts at 7:30 p.m. deserve recognition and This year’s appreciation.” theme is It’s quite a Vo lu nt e e r feat to have Ap p r e c i a t i o n , a club that Lions president is older than Neil VanderHorst the District says, adding the of 100 Mile Lions want to House, which recognize the celebrated it NEIL many volunteers VANDERHORST 50th anniof this area. versary of “All volunteers, not incorporation in 2015, just clubs, but the peo- he says, adding the club

now has 27 members with four of those joining this year. Two speakers will present short talks during dinner: former 100 Mile Lion Club member and past-president District Mayor Mitch Campsall; and Lion’s First Vice-District Governor, serving British Columbia and Northern Washington Wanda Carisse.

Both will speak about volunteering not only as a Lion or an organization, but also as individuals. They will talk volunteers and the importance of their involvement, VanderHorst explains. “We will have a memorabilia table set up in the corner of the hall. It’s been so interesting to look at all the accomplishments and photos

of past Lions. “When you look at these items, it reminds you of all the little pieces of history all over 100 Mile House that the Lions played a part in – like helping out at Centennial Park, at the soccer parks, and the arena where we have a small Lions Club room.” Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner and dance, the dress code

is Cariboo formal or as VanderHorst says, “... kind of as fancy as you feel comfortable with.” There will be a limited number of tickets, which cost $35 each. Tickets are available at Whimsey Gifts at 235 Birch Ave., or LifeCycle Financial at 385 Cedar Ave. For more information, call VanderHorst at 250-644-0906.

Food Security for the South Cariboo results, plans, policies and upcoming strategies. Attendees voted on The South Cariboo which strategies should Agri-Culture Enterprise be a priority and deterCentre (SCACEC) mined that promoting public forum on opportunities for skill Community Food development and Assessment and I Love increased self-sufficienMy Food was cy around food a wonderful was number 1 success, says with 10 votes. South Cariboo The other Food Security eight strateCommittee gies discussed (SCFSC) chair were: proLisa De Paoli. mote increased Lisa She notes production, De PAoli around 50 peomanufacturple attended ing, marketing the Feb. 13 meeting in and consumption of the Valley Room in 100 locally produced foods Mile House. (seven votes); sup“The Community port the development Food Assessment com- of a viable local food mittee has been meeting economy (seven votes); for over two years gath- encourage agencies to ering input from the develop policies supcommunity for a food porting local food security assessment and production (six votes); action plan.” continue to develop The meeting had an the food distribution overhead preview of the structure to increase SCFSC achievements, access to quality food Heather Nelson Free Press

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speak. He protested the change in the meeting format and said he was putting the meeting under notice of protest – there was a loud standing ovation. Thiessen acknowledged the protest, but he added the format wasn’t going to change. Noting the board wanted to get specific questions answered and hoped to gather new information, Thiessen said the meeting isn’t about getting into a debate with the board members. Thiessen said statements about behaviour or conduct of any specific staff members would not be allowed. School board chair Tanya Guenther took the audience through a PowerPoint presentation outlining the mandate of the board, mission, vision & values statement, school of choice policy, school closure policy, consultation process, and enrolment figures and projections. Number crunching SD27 secretary-treasurer Kevin Futcher gave a presentation on the budget impacts of keeping the school operating compared to closing the school. At the end of this year, SD27 will realize a $4,309 deficit with six pupils. If the school stays

open next year with the projected five students, SD27 will have a $93,967 deficit. The cost will remain the same at $300,392; however, the revenue will go down from $296,083 to $206,425. This is because the Small Community Grant will go from $157,500 to $75,000 because the school had fewer than nine students. SD27 would also lose $7,158 because one pupil down (five) in cost per student funding. If the school is closed next year, SD27 would realize a $91,802 surplus. Costs will go down from $300,392 to $18,988, with savings of

World-Cafe format When Thiessen encouraged people to sit

at one of the tables to talk with the facilitator, most people got up and started milling around. Eventually some people (many with young children) met with the facilitators, especially Thiessen, as they provided him with names and contacts of potential students. They also provided contact information of some people who are currently homeschooling but could register with SD27 and be counted in the student numbers. The World-Cafe dragged on for around 90 minutes with very few people participating. Some folks eventually left, but others seethed

as the meeting closed in on being four hours long. They hoped they could speak during the 30-minute public forum. When people were allowed to talk. The board was chastised for not doing due diligence in gathering facts and information before starting the 90-day consultation process. A common theme was asking the trustees to defer a decision for a year, so both sides could have time to gather more information and begin communications before making a final decision. Read the details of the open mic in the March 17 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.



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Pledge for parity


Making things easier, one regulation at a time


arch 2 marked the first-ever Red Tape Reduction Day in British Columbia. It was a day to reflect on some of the ways we can make things easier by reducing red tape. To celebrate Red Tape Reduction Day, we are repealing 37 provincial outdated and unnecessary regulations. Some regulations are outof-date – like leave for reservists during the 2010 Olympics – while others can be streamlined – like removing parental consent for Canadian Armed Forces members under 19 years of age who are applying for BCID cards. Repealing these 37 items removes more than 200 provincial requirements. Some of the changes make processes easier. For example, we are replacing the need for sworn statements in more than 20 instances with simple signed statements. Now, parents who want

to enrol their children in shared their frustrations and a francophone school no their simple fixes to help cut longer have to go through red tape. the hassle of getting a sworn We listened, and we’re statement. They taking action to can simply sign improve service the form. delivery. A business For example, owner who Becky in the needs to finalize Cariboo wanted financial it to be easier to reporting will no access services at longer have to get ICBC. We heard a sworn statement her and we’re Coralee to complete some exploring possible applications. options with Oakes These changes ICBC to allow reduce costs, customers to delays and inconveniences renew their insurance online for citizens. through their brokers. Our goal is to make Plus, ICBC has launched provincial services easier to a new online tool which access and simpler to use. allows customers to request That’s why as part of Red their driving records Tape Reduction Day, we online and receive them released our report on the immediately by e-mail. public engagement we held This is part of ICBC’s this fall. work to make day-to-day We asked British interactions easier. Columbians for their ideas I encourage people to to reduce red tape and check out the full report received more than 400 ideas on the Reducing Red Tape from citizens, businesses and for British Columbians stakeholder groups. People website. We’re focusing on


arch 8 was International Women’s Day and it was a day to not only consider the need to respect and appreciate women, but it was also a day to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements. In recent years, women have made great strides in the world of economics – not only because of their abilities, which continue to grow, but also because there has been a bit of a shift in attitude in a maledominated industry. Slowly, women are gaining entry to the boardrooms of some of the largest companies in the country. As the Millennial generation replaces the more aggressive Baby Boomers in the hierarchy of Big Business and corporation boardrooms across the country, it is likely we’ll see gender equality. The Millennials don’t have that do-or-die thirst for power that the Boomers built their kingdoms on. Today, we’re seeing women leading large organizations, and doing a great job of getting major projects and increased fundraising done through persuasion rather than bullying. Both our federal and provincial governments are promoting women to high-profile positions and the number of women being elected for government is increasing. That, alone, is a sure sign the general population wants more gender equality in the houses of government. Women provide a natural nurturing attitude to their jobs and they have an innate ability to see both sides of an issue. People, who have sensitive problems, would likely be more willing to approach a female politician than they would their male counterparts. That is the upside of the movement toward gender equality. The downside is there is a ton of work to do to break down the barriers to equality. Discrimination and gender-based violence are still real problems that women face in their homes, places of work and in the very communities they live in. Women are being held down by the fact they make less money, on average $8,000, than their male counterparts make doing the same jobs. Pay-equity is an attitudinal problem that must be fixed, and that has to be done by business owners who need to adjust their business plans accordingly. We need to adjust our attitudes about the roles of women in our homes. Women are not our property to do with what we want. Men have to make an attitudinal adjustment and realize every time they step over the line, they’re teaching their children a terrible lesson. Once the children learn these “lessons,” they become ingrained and the circle will go unbroken. Let’s pledge to change our attitudes; let’s pledge to provide parity.

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three main goals: putting you first; making services accessible; and improving our processes. It’s a great way to see the ideas people shared and our progress to make service delivery easier to access and simpler to use. To continue the conversation started through the engagement, the province will be partnering with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business as part of its Small Business Roundtable regional consultations. In addition, there’s now a way to share your idea to reduce red tape all year round. Just head right to the B.C. government’s homepage and click on the suggestion button. We believe British Columbians are the experts when it comes to cutting red tape – so keep those ideas coming. Coralee Oakes is the Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. The 100 Mile House Free Press is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to: B.C. Press Council, PO Box 1356, Ladysmith,B.C. V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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School board should be protecting rural schools Trustees, MLA asked to help Bridge Lake Elementary School

To the editor: The basis for closing an elementary school in a rural area is often finances. The cost of keeping the school open seems prohibitive when weighed against the student enrolment. This is, I believe, the stand taken by the School District #27 (SD27) board in regard to the closure of Bridge Lake Elementary School (BLES). Parents are faced with a different dilemma. Families moved to the Interlakes area to create a life based on a rural setting, which meets their desires and lifestyle. The community relies on the continued immigration

of these families. Then, the school board announces the closure of their school. The difficulty for parents lies in their children’s extended bus ride to Horse Lake Elementary School. If parents can’t accept the added travel time, do they relocate to avoid this for their children? This is a formidable decision and hard to be fathomed. Money is a poor reason for closure of a school. If SD27 is determining the closure of BLES based on costs, then school trustees need to reconsider their views on the value of education.

Our government provides grants for all sorts of projects. Are our school taxes applied to general revenue and then used to fund these projects? If so, using the excuse of funding as a reason to shut a school seems invalid. Who is to say these projects are more important than keeping BLES open? The provincial government is using school taxes to fund private schools. If there is money for private schools, then trustees need to be defending the position of keeping public schools open. Funding for public schools takes priority

and so making plenty of money available to keep our school open. After all, school trustees are elected to represent public schools. The elected school board members and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett are asked to come to the defence of BLES and support keeping our school open. Rural schools have a special place in British Columbia’s history. Let’s work together to keep them available for children living in rural communities. Elaine Adams Bridge Lake

Reader: we must speak out against fracking

To the editor: This is an open letter to Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman. Not long after writing letters to the then Free Press editor many years ago, complaining about the burning at the Lac la Hache dump site, a man from the British Columbia government called me and asked me what I wanted. Well, I wanted the burning to stop, since burning plastics release deadly carcinogens. Thank God they listened and soon we witness the remodeling of dump sites without burning. Of course, I am not taking all the credit, since certainly many other people with social conscience must have been complaining, too. Today, a deadlier danger hovers over all of us and our land: fracking. Make no mistake, the [province] tells us absolutely nothing about the deadly dangers associated with their LNG ambitions!

In order to produce fracked gas, a colossal amount of our fresh water (five million gallons per project) is rendered toxic. Soon this will put in peril our freshwater resources. What the government withholds is fracking releases radon, a radioactive carcinogenic gas that attaches to peoples’ homes near fracking sites. Researches from John Hopkins University tested radon readings in 860,000 suburban and rural buildings (mostly homes) from 1989 to 2013 and found that homes close to fracking sites had a radon concentration 39% higher than suburban ones. Last February, the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives compared results of Pennsylvania’s state-wide radon testing and found a significant connection between unusually high levels of radon in buildings (mostly homes) and the fracking projects in certain areas of the state. Fracking uses around 40,000 gallons of

chemicals per project including carcinogens and toxins, such as radium, lead, uranium, mercury, ethylene glycol, methanol, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde. Later, methane gas and toxic chemicals leach out to contaminate our groundwater with so far thousands of proven cases of sensory, respiratory and neurological damage.

Similarly, it is proven that fracking causes earthquakes, such as the one in Oklahoma and in the northeast B.C. last August. We must care for each other and our land: speak out and protest against fracking. Alexander Zamorano 108 Mile Ranch

Christy Clark’s road to nowhere To the editor: Never believe a smiley-faced politician who says, “Trust me!” Premier Christy Clark claimed to have big plans for British Columbia. All she ever talked about was liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the Site C dam project and how those megaprojects would make our province debt free. But wait a minute, how can that be?

There’s still nothing tangible to see, even though she’s almost willing to give away our LNG for free. And don’t forget the 5.5 per cent increase in our electrical fee. Clark has led us down the road to nowhere, hasn’t she? Lloyd Atkins Vernon

Premiers do the carbon shuffle


Clark’s advice for other premiers is to the world’s first coal-fired power station follow Campbell’s example of a revenueto capture carbon dioxide (CO2) after neutral carbon tax, offset by income tax combustion. reductions. You won’t build public support The CO2 is sold to oilfield operators who for a carbon tax that makes people poorer, inject it into declining wells to push more she said. oil out, and the project intends Of course that’s what Alberta to capture sulphur dioxide and is doing, at a time when fly ash to process and sell for many residents are getting other industrial uses. poorer already. Alberta’s NDP Wall is the only Canadian government plans to match leader to state a couple of the rate of British Columbia’s inconvenient truths. The carbon tax within two years and purpose of this exercise is to spend the proceeds. reduce carbon emissions, not Other premiers have more to raise tax revenues. And now creative definitions for pricing is the worst possible time to Tom carbon. impose more taxes on the oil and Fletcher Nova Scotia Premier Stephen gas industry. McNeil pointed to transmission Clark’s stand-pat strategy on lines and power purchases from the the B.C. carbon tax is going to change this Muskrat Falls dam under construction in year, as positioning begins for the 2017 Labrador, to substitute hydro for coal-fired election. A B.C. government advisory power. The highest electricity prices in panel has recommended a 33 per cent Canada are their “carbon pricing” plan. increase, conveniently starting in 2018, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall with annual increases after that. pointed to SaskPower’s Boundary Dam The current seven-cent-per-litre carbon carbon capture and storage project. It is tax on gasoline sold in B.C. is hardly a


remier Christy Clark had her dancing shoes on as yet another “climate change” meeting ended in disarray in Vancouver last week. “This is not the end,” Clark assured reporters after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers emerged with no agreement on a national minimum carbon price. No kidding. Trudeau declared victory by announcing the unanimous consent to a “Vancouver Declaration,” which basically pays lip service to the concept of “carbon pricing” and kicks another grand federal election promise down the road. As the rest headed for jets waiting at Vancouver airport, Clark expressed the hope that the public would say, “they got together and they made progress.” Did they? Let’s take a look. Going into the Whistler-Vancouver stop on Trudeau’s globe-trotting glamour tour, Clark correctly noted it’s other provinces that need to make progress. B.C. has a clear price on carbon emissions; it’s been held at $30 a tonne since Clark succeeded its creator, Gordon Campbell.

deterrent these days, as pump prices have tumbled and could stay low for years to come. And with a fragile economy, it seems unlikely that a big boost in carbon taxes will find favour with voters a year from now. The B.C. NDP is trying to rebuild its credibility on climate policy. NDP Leader John Horgan tried to revise the party’s history, claiming in year-end interviews that the NDP didn’t oppose the carbon tax, only making it revenue neutral rather than spending the money on green initiatives, as Alberta wants to do. Alas, the NDP’s “axe the tax” campaign going into the 2009 election is a matter of record. The party’s election platform warned that Campbell’s plan “increases taxes for average families by tripling the gas tax” to its current level. Last week, the NDP issued a news release denouncing Clark for presiding over increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail: Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc


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Salmon Arm residents fined for neglecting pets SALMON ARM - A pair of Salmon Arm residents pled guilty to improper care of their animals, but will still be allowed to have two cats as pets. Jennifer Borstel and Troy Sigvaldason both entered guilty pleas in Salmon Arm Provincial Court in February to one count each of causing an animal to continue to be in distress under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The sentence follows the BC SPCA's 2014 seizure of 24 cats and three dogs from a Salmon Arm residence. SPCA Spokesperson Lorie Chortyk says the animals were removed from the home because of severe flea infestations, ear and eye infections and filthy living conditions. The pair was sentenced to a $500 fine, a 10-year ban on owning animals with the exception of two cats, $1,483.45 restitution to the BC SPCA and two year’s probation. The SPCA will conduct inspections of the remaining two pets to ensure they receive proper care. Remains believed to be part of ancient burial ground PENTICTION - Human remains have been found on a Cawston-area apple orchard. The remains were found Monday (Feb. 29) when contractors hired by an orchardist at a farm on Upper Bench Road near the intersection of Daly Drive was removing old apple trees and levelling the land. Members of the RCMP and the BC Coroner’s office attended the scene first and determined the remains were not part of a recent death and were most likely of the Syilx peoples. The Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) was then contacted. The site about 25-feet wide and 200-feet long can be seen from the roadway behind a fence and is cordoned off with police tape. LSIB Chief Keith Crow has visited the site several times over the last few days and met with the coroner’s office. Crow said the area is known to LSIB members as an old burial ground. Burial grounds were often located on raised hill areas similar to the recently found burial site. Not far from the orchard there is a marked burial site and there are several other known burial sites within a kilometre of where the most recent remains were found.

March 8 was International Women’s Day. Are women making strides in gender equality?

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Police investigating shooting near Horse Lake Road

“Officers immediately attended the Horse Lake Road area and

attempted to obtain information from the victim about the

shooting, but he didn’t co-operate with police,” says North District

RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman. He adds police believe this to be an isolated incident and the victim and alleged suspect(s) know each other. Lone Butte Fire Department members helped the BC Ambulance Service in the helicopter medical evacuation of the victim from the parking lot at Horse Lake Elementary School. They used it because it was the closest clear landing zone to where the incident occurred. The patient was brought to the school by an ambulance crew and he was in the air and on his way shortly after 1 p.m. The shooting incident didn’t occur at the school and didn’t hap-

from 2014. However, that figure is misleading, as it’s likely only five per cent of what was actually lost, since victims are often too ashamed to come forward. While the decrease indicates that Canadians are probably becoming better at spotting a scam, scammers are finding new ways to fleece people, including making changes to existing scams. The Canada Revenue Agency scam is the number 1 scam this year. Seniors are one of the targeted groups, with both the CRA and lottery scammers going after them. Both seniors, who have assets and those who are worried about

a lack of money for the future, are vulnerable: the former because they have disposable income, and the latter because they want to provide for their remaining years. People are encouraged to watch for signs that older family members are being scammed. Another targeted group is people for whom English is a second language, particularly with the CRA scam. The caller will often threaten them with deportation. Anyone who has been the victim of a scam, or thinks a family member has been, is encouraged to contact the RCMP. If you think something is a scam, do a

Google search. The top scams of 2015 were: • Top Extortion Scam: CRA Income Tax scam (loss of $2.9 million) • Top Heartbreak Scam: Catphishing ($15.6 million) • Top Prize Scam: Fake lottery scam ($6.5 million) • Top Financial Scam: Investment fraud ($6 million) • Top Employment Scam: Secret shopper

($3.9 million) • Top Subscription Scam: Free trial traps ($2.9 million) • Top Impostor Scam: Spear phishing ($5.8 million) • Top Private Sale Scam: Overpayment/ refund ($5.3 million) • Top Emergency Scam: Fake relative needs cash ($1.9 million) • Top Lending Scam: Advance fee loans ($989,634)

Victim airlifted by a BC Ambulance helicopter from school parking lot 100 Mile House RCMP members are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the Horse Lake Road area on Sunday (March 6) morning. Police received a report just before noon that a 42-year-old local man had been shot in the arm.

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A 42-year-old local man was shot in the arm on March 6 and was airlifted out of the Horse Lake Elementary School parking lot shortly after 1 p.m. 100 Mile House RCMP members are investigating the incident, but the victim did not co-operate with the police.

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Top 10 lists are usually a cause for celebration; but not in the case of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which last week revealed its list of the top 10 scams of 2015. There was some good news in the report, which stated Canadians lost some $61 million in scams in 2015, which was down $10 million

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Calling all CLUB PRESIDENTS, ORGANIZATION REPS, PAC’S, CHURCH GROUPS AND any other group that is planning a fund-raising or general activity between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. There will be a “Calendar of Events” meeting to highlight all activities in our community for the next calendar year:

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Where: Lions Den Meeting Room at the South Cariboo Recreation Center. Time: 6-8 pm

Bring your fund-raising or activity date, and place it on the calendar available at the meeting. From all responses, an Annual Calendar of Events will be made. Major conflicts between groups and organizations will hopefully be eliminated or at least decreased. If a representative from your group is unable to make it to the meeting, or should you wish more information, please contact Don Jones (Director of Marketing-100 Mile Wranglers) at 250-644-3420 OR send your activity and date by email to

pen in the immediate area. The RCMP is asking anyone who may have heard a gun shot or shots within the eastern Horse Lake Road,

Fawn Creek Road and Highway 24 areas between 11 a.m. and noon on March 6 to call police at 250-395-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Any players ages 4 to 18 not registered yet please do so at Borgo’s Sport Shop or Jean’s Place Please be aware that Registration deadline is March 31st. April 1st and there after, a late fee of $40 applies and no new teams will be formed after the deadline, therefore we can only place players if there are spots on established teams.

REFEREES 12 and older?

Have you considered becoming a referee? Training is provided and you get paid to be on the soccer field… How cool is that? For further information please contact Barb at or 250-644-2135.


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Waterpark society receives $5,000 Ken Alexander Free Press

100 Mile House Waterpark Society spokesperson Jamie Hughes says the society is ecstatic to receive a $5,000 cheque from the local Western Financial Group. She adds every dollar helps bring the dream of having a splash park in Centennial Park closer to becoming a reality. So far, the society has raised $83,000 for the facility. However, Hughes says they are still around $67,000 short, but it will be less when they get the material and labour donations they have been promised once the construction begins. She notes the waterpark society still has to come up with around $20,000 for engineering fees, and then have money set aside for contingency funds. To help with fundraising, the society has set up a gofundme account (https:www.gofundme. com/fhqhpv3w) so people can make donations with out having to wait for a specific fundraiser. So far, they have raised $700. However, the goal is to raise $25,000, because once it’s reached, the society can ask different funding sources for a community match. Hughes says they won’t be doing any more fundraisers, except for its outdoor Movie Night in Centennial Park or a drive-in if they can find a sponsor. We’re hoping the movie night will be our

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The 100 Mile House branch of the Western Financial Group (WFG) representatives presented $5,000 cheque to the 100 Mile House Waterpark Society recently. The money comes from WFG’s Western Communities Foundation that helps fund projects in its branch’s communities. Society members Jen Knutsen, left, Lori Cleave, local WFG branch champion, Jamie Hughes, Sophie Rywaczuk, Angela Williams, WFG branch office manager, and Norm Knutsen posed for the presentation.

big finale for fundraising, she adds. “I really do have so much faith in this project. I believe it will be a building force for our community to bring in more young families, which would give people hope our community can, and will, grow in the right

direction. “It’s not just an activity for young children; it’s an activity for all ages, and it’s an addition to our already beautiful park.” Local Western Financial Group spokesperson Lori Cleave says WFG founded the non-profit

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statement also promotes pride in WFG employees through their involvement in a variety of charitable programs focused on public health, public housing, education and recreation. Each year, the WCF awards a series of $5,000 infrastructure grants to support community projects identified by WFG staff. The Community Infrastructure Grant program is designed to enable a branch to apply to support a major community infrastructure project for renovation or construction of a community’s publicly owned asset (arena, park, library, community hall, pool, etc.).

2015 Citizen of the Year Award Calling all past Citizens of the Year

to vote for the 2015 Citizen of the Year at MLA Donna Barnett’s office #7-530 Horse Lake Rd. 100 Mile House between March 14 and April 13 Mon. - Fri. 10am - 3pm

Congratulations to this year’s nominees (Listed in no particular order):

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Kidney donor in great health two years on

ney, at least three people he knows of in the 100 Mile area have done so, Two years ago, 100 and he’s happy to talk to Mile House resident anyone interested about Craig Conklin donated a what’s involved. kidney to a family friend, “A woman talked to and today both me about it at he and the donor the sled dog are doing well. races in January, “I had no and is considerhealth issues ing becoming after donating,” an anonymous says Conklin. “It donor.” didn’t affect my He acknowlhealth at all.” edges that CRAIG His son was talking with conklin also a perfect someone who match for the friend, has gone through the and was initially going process is helpful. to be the donor, but “I worked with a Conklin told him he donor advocate who had was a lot older than you, donated a kidney, and so he would do it. could really talk about it.” The day after the Conklin says anyone operations, his friend considering donating walked into the hospi- a kidney needs to talk tal room where Conklin with their family about was recovering. the decision. He adds “I told him, ‘You it’s important to have look a lot better’. When someone who can look someone has been liv- after you in the immeing without functioning diate aftermath of the kidneys, they start to operation. recover as soon as they “You’re pretty helpless get a new one.” for a while; you need to Conklin points out rest and take it easy.” that everyone has two For him, the decision kidneys, and you only to donate a kidney was a need one. relatively easy one. “When you’re going “There’s such a need through the process of for it, but people aren’t becoming a donor, one aware of that. So why thing they talk to you not help out those who about is ‘what if ’. If you need it?” donate and then need a If people don’t want kidney yourself, you go to be a living donor, he to the top of the donor urges them to go on the list.” organ donor list. Conklin says that “You can help out so since he donated a kid- many people.” Barbara Roden Free Press


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Forest Grove ‘94 Lions host funspiel

The first Curling Club Committee listing dates back to 1958 when the sport was still played outdoors, about a block down from its current location inside the community hall. The Forest Grove ’94 Lions organized its Second Annual Funspiel on Feb. 20. Ten teams of four players from Forest Grove, 100 Mile House and Lac la Hache competed. The games started at 8 a.m. and finished at 5:30 p.m. There were three sets of games of four-ends each, during which family and

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Ethan Sikiric, left, Michael Nielsen, Chance Bourassa and Logan Sikiric formed the youngest team and they made a great impact at the 2016 Funspiel organized by the Forest Grove ’94 Lions on Feb. 20 at the Forest Grove Curling Rink.

friends watched and cheered on all participants. Romy Babuin, Doug White, Fred Saenger and Tom Timleck were the overall winners. Pete Van Osch, Heather Van Osch, Dan Peake and Mike Van

Osch came in second. The last game of the curling season will be played on March 23 at 7 p.m. Legion news The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 261-Forest Grove invites

everybody to join in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 19. The weekly meat draw will start the festivities at 4:30 p.m., a special dinner (corned beef and cabbage) will be offered along with the usual menu, fol-

Easter egg hunt The Forest Grove Community Hall (4489 Eagle Creek Rd.) will open its doors at 10 a.m. on March 27, for the Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will start by decorating an Easter bag before the hunt for eggs commences. After a hotdog lunch, everybody is invited to colour some real eggs. For more information or to donate boiled white eggs, please contact Wendy Clarke at 250-706-4177.


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By Kimberly tificates, however, are Vance-Lundsbye only classified as a secStolen wallet, a house ondary piece, so this fire or lost in the shuffle strategy will not work. It of a move … are just a is important to replace few of a hundred dif- identification as soon ferent ways people lose as it’s missing because their identificait may be tion. retrieved in the When identicomputer sysfication expires tem. it becomes If peomore compliple move cated to replace, provinces, their especially for existing Driver’s immigrants. Licences can be Kimberly People born Vance-Lundsbye used to obtain a in Canada can new one, but if apply for a copy of their that expires, it can make birth certificate eas- getting a new one very ily, especially if they difficult. were born in British For permanent resiColumbia where you dents who have been do not need to show in Canada for many identification to obtain years and who do not a copy. have a passport or a Canadian birth Permanent Resident certificates are con- Card (maybe never sidered “primary had one), this process identification” by could become nearly Insurance Corporation impossible. Many perof B.C. and can be used manent residents are to obtain a secondary told by provincial serpiece, such as a non- vices to obtain federal photo BC Services card. identification, such as These could be used Permanent Resident together to obtain a new Card or a Certificate of Driver’s Licence. Canadian Citizenship Foreign birth cer- in order to replace their

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Resident pleased she decided to donate ‘Outcomes are usually better in the case of live donations’

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’d been thinking about doing this for seven years,” Val Nickless says about becoming a live kidney donor. “I’d see a story on the news about it, and think that if one of my loved ones needed a kidney and I couldn’t help, I’d hope someone else would donate.” It was a story she saw 18 months ago, about a young grandmother who needed a kidney, which finally prompted Nickless to donate. “I decided I’d procrastinated long enough, and during my lunch hour I made the phone call.” She initially thought she’d make an anonymous donation to someone on the BC Transplant list, and was able to speak with area donors, such as Craig Conklin, who donated a kidney to a friend, and Dianne Dulmage, who donated a kidney to her husband, Shaun. “I was able to ask questions about how it works and what the recovery is like, so it was good to talk to them.” Nickless had also been doing some research, and began reading about the Living Donor Paired Kidney Exchange Registry (LDPKER) program. The program is run by Canada Blood Services, and creates chains of donors and recipients. If someone wants to donate a kidney to a family member or friend, but finds they’re not compatible, they can go on the LDPKER registry. Using the information on the registry, a chain of up to six pairs of recipients and donors can be

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Val Nickless, who is an insurance advisor at Western Financial Group in 100 Mile House, has been back to work since Jan. 7, six weeks after her kidney donor operation. Nickless participated in the Living Donor Paired Kidney Exchange Registry (LDPKER) program, and in November, underwent the operation.

put together. Nickless decided to participate in the program, and became part of a chain. She had been asked how far from home she was willing to travel, and had said within British Columbia or Alberta. In November 2015, she travelled to Alberta to donate a kidney. The recipient had someone in his or her life who had agreed to donate a kidney but was not compatible, so that person’s kidney was donated to the next recipient in the

chain, Nickless explains. The final donor’s kidney was given to a recipient on B.C.’s waiting list. “I’ve always felt blessed with good health, and I wanted to make a difference for someone. My whole family supported me.” When she got to Alberta, the 108 Mile Ranch resident says she was very calm. “It just felt right.” She doesn’t want to paint too rosy a picture of the process, though.

“You’re put through so many tests, which eliminate a lot of people.” The recovery process after the operation can be a long one, she says, adding “you have to commit to a life of healthy eating and living.” Nickless was off work for six weeks. She notes the transplant people have the donor’s health as their number 1 priority. “They put a lot of effort into that

before they take a kidney, but there is no pressure.” Nickless says she is proud of what she did, and is happy to talk to others who are considering becoming a live kidney donor. “If anyone has questions, I’m definitely open to that.” She notes the outcomes are usually better in the case of live donations. “This is something people should consider, and it’s such an important message to get out.”

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Wife provides a kidney for her husband Shawn Dulmage received a life-saving gift of a kidney from his wife

Heather Nelson Free Press


iagnosed almost two years ago with a benign sclerosis, 56-year-old Shawn Dulmage is now the happy owner of a kidney he received from his wife of 20 years, Dianne. Shawn, who works for Safeway in 100 Mile House, says at first the doctors gave him a five-year window, but that quickly turned into him being five months away from possible lifelong dialysis or worse. “The thought of being on dialysis just had no appeal; it was not something I could see myself doing,” he says. “I was prepared to do it, but it wasn’t something I looked forward to.” His kidney function deteriorated at a rapid rate with reduced function and increasing blood pressure, creating a snowball effect, he explains. High blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney failure, Shawn adds. He had three choices:

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Dianne Dulmage says she was happy to donate a kidney to her husband, Shawn. She is holding the beautiful blanket given to all kidney donors, which state "I gave the gift of life". Both say kidney transplants are not a cure; it’s a treatment and the followup is a small price to pay.

dialysis, either hemodialysis (at the hospital) or peritoneal dialysis (at home); a transplant; or let nature run its course, which wasn’t

an option. He went on a very restrictive diet to stabilize the kidney function. He called the diet, “If it tastes good

you can’t have it.” Five people offered to help him. The first optimal donor’s blood pressure was a bit high, which meant

they would have to postpone the surgery, but it was time that Shawn didn’t have. However, Dianne was a perfect match

Give the gift of life British Columbians have organs for needed transplants The B.C. Liberal government is encouraging everyone to take the simple step of registering their decision to become an organ donor because there is no gift more precious than the gift of life. It only takes a moment to join the 34,197 British Columbians who have answered the call since Service BC and BC Transplant launched their unique awareness partnership last year. Service BC centres in communities

throughout the province, including 100 Mile House, now provide information on organ donation and help residents register their decision on-site. People with online access can also register at: www.transplant. The process is simple, confidential and registering will help someone waiting for an organ transplant. FAST bytes • More than 95 per cent of British Columbians support organ donation, but currently only 20 per cent have registered their decision to be a donor. • Close to 550 British Columbians

are currently waiting for a life-saving transplant. • Nearly 450 of the people on the list are waiting for a kidney, while 29 are waiting for a liver transplant. • A decal on your driver’s licence is no longer enough; a potential donor can check their status or register using a BC Services Card or CareCard at: • You can register no matter how old you are. Canada’s oldest organ donor on record was 93. • BC Transplant, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides provincial oversight for all organ donation and transplantation activities in B.C.

and it was decided to use her kidney. She went into the hospital with Shawn, got through the operation just fine and everything checked out for the transplant.

Kidney donors don’t have to have the same blood type, Shawn notes, but they need to have compatible blood. It was great news when they learned Dianne has a universal donor blood type and Shawn has a universal recipient blood type. “The staff at St. Paul’s Hospital [in Vancouver] is absolutely marvellous. People talk about the medical system in this province, but I have no complaints. “The day after the operation my feet were warm. They hadn’t been warm in over a year." Shawn is back at work full-time after finishing four weeks of light duties. Shawn talks of the importance of doing what you are told to do when you are told to do it. “I have to take antirejection drugs twice a day every day; I set my watch alarm. There is no question that this is the best possible outcome for me.” For more information on kidney transplants or donations, contact www.




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Nothing Special: is special at Showcase Gallery Heather Nelson Free Press


ariboo Artists’ Guild (CAG) members are inviting people to come and see their paintings during their presentation of Nothing Special at the Showcase Gallery in the South Cariboo Business Centre, at 475 Birch Ave., that starts tomorrow (March 11). “This collection addresses the irony of the statement, ‘oh it’s nothing special’ that it is usually something very special,” says CAG president Patsy Granberg. Up to 10 local artists have their works on display, some saying the theme, Nothing Special, took them out of their comfort zone. We think it’s nothing special until we need it, says artist Kathy Crawshay whose painting is of an outhouse. “It was a challenging topic.” Tom Godin, who also has a painting in the Showcase presentation, says a lot of acts of art are

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Showcase manager Leslie Ginther, front, and assistant Carol Munro had a busy time displaying the art from up to 10 local artists who addressed the irony of the theme, Nothing Special. This special display by so many artists will be showcased until March 31 at the Showcase Gallery in the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House.

nothing special. “You are creating alone, with the cat, snow falling outside, the ticking of a clock keeping you com-

pany. His painting of a guitarist is purposely turned away from the audience, possibly moody, but the act of plucking away at the strings



is the subjects “nothing special” moment, he explains. “Luckily, the goodness of art can be harvested during these nothing-

special moments.” Another artist who has a painting on display is Adrian Messner, who has 30 years experience as an art teacher. “My father was an artist. My toys as a child were crayons, paints and brushes; painting is my life.” Messner will showcase his artwork at Parkside Art Gallery in September. It will be a history in his art life, including a couple of pieces that his father did. CAG has many different artists from all walks of life, says showcase manager Leslie Ginther. “They come from different artistic abilities, using various mediums from pen and ink to oils.” The artwork will be on display until March 31. For more information about CAG, folks are welcome to attend meetings held at noon on the first Tuesday of the month downstairs at the Parkside Art Gallery, 401 Cedar Ave., or pick up pamphlets and application forms at the Gallery’s front desk (upstairs).

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Competing in the BC Winter Games is a very special experience for young athletes, and the youth from 100 Mile House proudly represented their sport and their town at the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton on Feb. 25-28 Rhythm and moves The South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club members are very pleased with their finish on the podium, placing third in the group routine, which resulted from combined points over two days. Coach Sang-Hee Robinson is proud of her young ladies. She says the BC Winter Games was tough, but it is a wonderful learning experience for the girls. “I thought it was really fun, says Sarah Robinson. “I met a whole bunch of people, including three Olympians, one skier and two gymnasts.” Teammate Mikayla Julseth says she couldn’t get over how much fun it was.

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“I met so many new athletes and learned about their sports.” Mia Weir says she really enjoyed watching the different sporting events. “[The competition] was tougher than usual; it was fun though.” Sang-Hee notes that since Mia will one day be her junior coach, the games were a very important learning experience. “It was really cool, says Emily Glen. “It is a once in a life-time experience.” Lyda Crossen says she loved the experience. “I was pretty happy and proud to be there.” “It was really cool to represent our zone,” Jill McArthur says, adding it was a fun experience and she really enjoyed it. “It was pretty cool to be able to be on the coaching side of things, instead of being an athlete,” assistant coach Mikayla Rotluff says, adding it was exiting as well as nerve wracking.

“You want the girls to do well; they are giving it their all.... It was super fun watching them.” The club is now preparing to compete in the Planet Rhythmics Invitational, where more than 350 athletes will compete, in North Vancouver on March 11-13. High-spirited on hills “I had lots of fun,” says Alpine skier Keeley Holloway. The 108 Mile Ranch resident says she thought she did very well. The Holloway family cheered for Keeley in all of her races over three days – three slaloms and two giant slaloms in the U14 group. “It was kind of cool. I liked being on the hills the best.” The slaloms races were held at Apex Ski Hills. Keeley hasn’t stopped training and is looking forward to her upcoming competition in Smithers at the beginning of April.

Minor soccer ushers in a new board

About 12 people attended the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association (OMHSA) annual general meeting, but it was expected. The new executive includes chair Julia Hendry, vice-chair divisional (house program) Daniel Hutchins, vice-chair (rep soccer) Shane Jordaan, secretary Lianne Heales, director of sponsorship Janet Heine, directors of risk management and coaching Steve Keller and Ryan Cunningham, and director of referee recruitment and development



The South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club won bronze at the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton, February 25-28. The 100 Mile House team includes Mia Weir, left, Jill McArthur, Emily Glen, Lyda Crossen, Mikayla Julseth, Sarah Robinson and assistant coaches Mikayla Rottluff and Michaila Robinson from Williams Lake.

108 Mile Ranch resident Keeley Holloway was very much at home on Apex Ski Hills during the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton on Feb. 25-28. Holloway raced all three days of the games, with three slalom and two giant slalom events in the U14 division.


Doug Birks Division champions, the 100 Mile House Wranglers, will be hosting the Chase Heat for game 5 of the division final playoffs at the South Cariboo Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 10, starting at 7 p.m. If necessary, the Wranglers will travel to Chase for game 6 on March 11, and then they travel back to 100 Mile House for game 7 on March 12. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Werner Heine. “We had about a dozen people attend the AGM. Unfortunately, at the same time, there was a meeting at the [Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School] for all Grade 7 families, says chair Julia Hendry. “There were some volunteers who spoke up beforehand because they were unable to attend that evening.” This year, one of the big goals for OMHSA is to recharge the player development program. In order to do this, they have recruited the assis-

tance of some volunteers from the community who have many years of coaching experience. The association recruited a new technical co-ordinator Marco Bueler who will work in conjunction with the newly formed player development committee. He will use the prescribed BC Soccer Association player age appropriate development information and introduce a player development strategy, encompassing both recreational and higher level competition.

Bueler will provide ongoing guidance to coaches and the committee with the development of player clinics, coaches clinics, targeted training sessions, and possible outside association travel. Registration goes until March 31 and forms can be found on the website ( They can be dropped off at Borgos’ Sport Shack or Jean’s Place Consignment Store. Continued on A22

The Nordics Day Lodge will be closing its doors at the end of the day on March 13. Depending on snow conditions and traffic, it will possibly reopen for March 19-20. Check the website at www.100milenordics. com. However, the season is not over yet and folks can still ski and/ or snowshoe, even if the Day Lodge is closed. If folks don’t have passes, the Nordics appreciate the use of the Honour Box at the start of the trails.


The Forest Grove & District Rod & Gun Club will hold its annual general meeting and election of club executives on March 13 at 1 p.m. at the Canim Lake Resort, 4454 Newall Rd. New members are welcome.

3D ARCHERY SHOOT The 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club is hosting its annual A&W Indoor 3D Archery Shoot at the Agriplex on Airport Road in 100 Mile House on March 19-20. Everyone welcome; $5 per 15-target round. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.big


Curlers put on a great show

By Wayne Venos Diane Menzer’s curling team from Mission came into 100 Mile House on Friday (March 4) night on a mission to win the 57th Annual 100 Mile Ladies Curling Bonspiel, and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Having just recently moved into our area from Mission, she thought this bonspiel would be a perfect way to reconnect with two of her old curling buddies from the Fraser Valley. Needing one more curler for her rink, Diane recruited local curler Natalie Hefer, and the die was cast for their curling triumph. Starting with a win on Friday night, they advanced through the field of 13 rinks to arrive in the A final on Sunday (March 6) afternoon. Up against a formidable foe, local curler Trudy Folk, Menzer continued her magic on the ice to defeat the Folk crew 7-4. Trudy scored singles in the first two ends, but Diane came back and scored three in the third with a clutch double takeout. She continued the pressure with a steal of one in the fourth and really put the hammer down with another steal of two in the fifth end. Her rink started slow but turned up the heat as the game went on; Trudy was always looking at blue stones guarding her path to the button. When asked about the secret to their success, Diane said her girls stayed steady in

of three in the fifth on their way to a 9-3 win over Joanne Doddridge of 100 Mile. Hanke, as she is affectionately known by her friends, told me, “Whatever I called they made it.” Her front end set up the house continually keeping pressure on Joanne’s rink. Young’s third, Kris Alexander, was instrumental in keeping her skip on course and never in trouble.


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Lauren Thorneycroft, left, and Jada Glen worked the crowd selling cards for a draw at the annual Grad Hockey Game, which saw the class of 2016 players knock off the parents/teachers team. The grad committee raised $2,100 at the event and picked up another $1,000 from the annual raffle.

their prom costs.” She adds the face-painting was a lot of fun for the grads and children involved. “The grads enjoyed helping out with such a great community event.”

The next fundraising event for the grad class is the annual Fashion Show – Rock of Ages – in the school gymnasium on April 8, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

Register for OMHSA until March 31 ister do so by March 31, so they are able to get teams built and coaches assigned in order to meet our startup date. “At this time our board executive has already been set, but we

are always looking for volunteers. “Everything we do in OMHSA is run by volunteers. We are still looking for people to participate in various committees and

to help with functions from coaching and equipment managers to running the concession stand.” She adds that it takes lots of parents and volunteers to make the season

a success for the players. For more information or to volunteer, call 250-644-2135 or e-mail info@100milesoccer. com or check out their website at 100mile

100 Mile House beats Chase Heat 3-2 Game 5 “The energy of our crowd will definitely buoy the boys. I think it will be huge; we play well at home.


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The annual Grad Hockey Game that took place at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Jan. 28 was an outstanding success. The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Dry Grad Committee realized more than $2,100 at the event. the committee also raised $1,000 on its annual raffle sale. Dry Grad Committee chair Holly Johnson says more than 200 people showed up for the hockey game and they cheered on the Class of 2016 players who beat the parents/teachers team. “The event was very successful. We had about 200 people attend and about 60 others either playing or volunteering. “Everyone had a lot of fun and the grads raised a substantial amount to put towards

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“It’s an intimidating barn for Chase to come into and the boys will be ready.” Hladun hopes he will have Tyler Povelofskie, a full-time student in Williams Lake, back in

the lineup because “he does such a good job for us on the power play, five-on-five and our penalty kill.” Game 5 is at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre and the boys are count-

Menzer’s Rink captured top spot at 100 Mile Ladies Bonspiel From A20

There was a bit of sadness though in their win as Hanke’s longtime lead, Rene Zelt, is moving, but I am sure will return to bonspiel with her friends in the future. Second, Lorna Todd, has finally won her first jacket with her sidekick Lorraine, so everybody went home happy in this group. Members of the Doddridge rink, who never quit grinding, are Tanya Hammerstron at third, Shannon Knapp playing second and

Brenda Bourassa anchoring the crew at lead. I would be remiss if I did not mention the excellent showing of our Junior Girls rink who put a scare into every team they faced all weekend. Ably led by their skip Ashley Holyk, these young ladies proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Hailey McNabb was at third, Chloe Mitchell tossed second stones and petite Rachel Sikiric sparkled at lead. Wayne Venos is the 100 Mile Curling Club public relations director.

ing on their hometown fans to cheer them on to victory today (March 10). The puck drops at 7 p.m. If necessary, game 6 will be in Chase on March 11 and back in 100 Mile House for game 7 on March 12.

Zimmerman (Brady Ward, Stephen Egan); McCabe (Bond, Alex Hanson); Bond (Roch, McCabe); and McCabe (Bond, Hanson). Game two: (3-2 Wrangler win) Austin Turner (McCabe); Meeker (Zimmerman, Friesen); and Harris unassisted, short-handed in triple overtime. Game 3: (3-2 Wrangler loss) Bond (Harris); and Harris (Friesen).

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George C. Aug.15, 1929 - Feb. 27, 2016 George passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 in 100 Mile House, BC. He was a long time resident of the Cariboo area. George leaves behind his wife Paula, his sons; David, Tim, Lance, and Kelly and his brothers; Lance and Jim Tanner. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Greta Tanner. George was a very generous man who enjoyed life in the Cariboo, he loved to go hunting and fishing and “clowning around” in his clown costume handing out toys to all the kids he saw. He will be missed by his family and friends. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements 250-395-3243. Condolences can be sent to the family care of

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

100 MILE q The office hours for the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre will be changed, starting March 14. The new hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday; from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays – only for Legal Aid. 100 MILE q The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the South Cariboo Health Centre, 555, Birch Ave., (behind 100 Mile District General Hospital), on March 15 at 1:30 p.m. Info: call Philip at 250-395-3925. 100 MILE q Need help

filing your taxes? Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy, Literacy Outreach is offering free, private appointment, tax sessions on March 15, at the 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre (#102-475 Birch. Ave) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be step-by-step instructions to file your own taxes online; computer experience is not necessary. This event is suitable for low-income people or those with simple tax returns. For more information, call Lory at 250-3950655 or e-mail, lory@ 100 MILE q Folks are invited to a free presentation of Holistic Treatment & Therapies for Stress & Trauma at Horton Ventures at 808 Alpine Ave. in 100 Mile House on March 17, starting at 6 p.m. This event is an introduction to alternative methods of dealing with stress and trauma. For more information, e-mail triquetrawellness@ 100 MILE q The canteen at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-

Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Bingo is every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Membership is $5 per year. Information: Judy at 250-396-7298. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake/ Green Lake Community Association meets the third Monday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meetings commence at 7:30. Information or to book the hall: Tanya Richards at 250-4567783. Submitted photo

Kindergarten student Quinton Sopp was all smiles when Lac la Hache Elementary School went tubing at the Hills Health Ranch in 108 Mile Ranch recently.

100 Mile House is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. There is pool and poker on Thursdays. For information, call 250395-2511. INTERLAKES q The Teen Space Group meets at the Interlakes Community Centre at 3 p.m. every third Friday of the month. Donations are welcome. Information: call Pat at 250-5934447.

LAC LA HACHE q StrongStart at Lac la Hache Elementary School is free, so drop in and play with Jennifer Jones when the school is in session. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.noon (located in the school – across from the public library). For information, call the school at 250-396-7230 or text Jennifer at 250318-8486.

100 MILE q Weight Awareness Incentive Team (WAIT) meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 555 Cedar Ave. in the Canadian Mental Health Building (small building in front of ambulance bays). Information: Sue at 250-395-1981 or Lorraine at 250-7915520. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac la Hache Community Club monthly meetings are held on the third

Doug Smith’s life celebrated

By Doris E Rufli On Jan. 13, 2016, Doug Smith, a gentleman and scholar, passed away, leaving not only family and friends but an entire community bereft. This fact was mirrored by how many people attended his Celebration of Life on Feb. 6 at the Forest Grove Community Hall, where the Ladies Auxiliary provided an impressive buffet of sandwiches, sweets, coffee and punch. Doug led an impressive and varied life as documented by mounted articles, photographs and mementos, admired by everyone in attendance. He was on many committees, and was involved with a variety of groups, associations and people in and around Forest Grove. There were a number of speakers lined up to share their experiences and memories of the esteemed

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A portrait of Doug Smith adorned the back of the community hall where an extensive collection of books and journals were available for people to pick a memento to take home with them.

wordsmith, including longtime friend Gordon Hoglund, Forest Grove ’94 Lions president Chris Cummings, Forest Grove Legion committee member Tom Timleck, former NDP representative Dave Zirnhelt, Cariboo Regional District Area H Director Margo Wagner, Heather Van

Osch (remembering her high school biology teacher), Canim Lake Band administrator Alana Dixon and local author Marianne Van Osch. Family members also stepped up to talk about their connection with Doug, from stories of support and love for “him always being there for

them.” An e-mail from a friend was also read out, recalling backpacking field trips organized by Doug and his wife, Karen, before immigrating to Canada to teach in the Cariboo. In correlation with Doug’s love for the written word, an area was set up with books and everybody attending was invited to pick their favourite to take home with them. Two short videos were also ran for the duration of the event, one remembering outings at the beach, the other documenting the fight to keep and re-open the Forest Grove Elementary School, involving both Doug and Karen, who acted as the principal of the independent school. The overall consensus was that Doug lived a good and full life, loved art and culture, was passionate and loved to share. He will be missed. Doris E Rufli is the Forest Grove correspondent.

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

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Impressive science projects were on display at 100 Mile House Elementary School Heather Nelson Free Press


ou could feel the excitement and the energy as you walked into the District Science Fair at the 100 Mile House Elementary School gymnasium on March 3. Students from all over School District #27’s South End schools offered 49 outstanding projects to be evaluated by 13 judges to see whose projects would be on their way to the Regional District Science Fair. Twenty-two students from 100 Mile House area and their17 projects will be heading to the fair at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, April 7-8. Forest Grove Elementary School student Elizabeth Haretzmuller won gold in Health

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Peter Jarvis, who was a judge at the District Science Fair at 100 Mile House Elementary School held on March 3, was quite interested in Grade 5 students Noah Sanders, left, and Reichert Sandford, right, and their project entitled Density.

Science in the junior division, and schoolmate Maria Wetzig received a bronze in Life Science in the novice division. Horse Lake Elementary School student Kyle Wallace took a bronze in Physical Science in juniors. Winning projects from 100 Mile House Elementary students are: • In the Computational Science novice division, Noah Geertz won gold. • In the Engineering junior division, Israel McLellan tied with Solomon Jensen for gold. Silver went to Leandro Lang, Robert Waldner



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Play therapy helps children express themselves

Toys allow children to communicate about their feelings Barbara Roden Free Press

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) in 100 Mile House offers child counselling/play therapy as one of its services to children and their families in the area. “We meet with the parents first, and then work one-on-one with the child in weekly sessions,” says counsellor Eliane Wanner-Van Osch. Each session lasts for 30 to 45 minutes, and the course of sessions last as long as is necessary, she adds. “That’s usually from 10 to 20 weeks.” While the counsellor will work with the parents on parenting techniques, the focus is on the child as a whole, not just one specific problem or behaviour. Wanner-Van Osch

explains the benefits of play therapy, and how it works: “When adults access counselling they use spoken language to express their experiences and emotions. Children, however, because of their developmental level, are often not able to talk about their feelings. They express themselves much better through play.” The child leads the way, she says, while the

counsellor works to build a safe and trusting relationship with him or her. The child is invited to engage in play using toys – such as puppets, paints, and crafts – from a specially chosen collection, Wanner-Van Osch adds. “Play therapy is helpful for children dealing with a variety of difficulties. Research has found that it’s beneficial for children with challenges, such as grief and loss, trauma, com-

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Sonja Ramsay leaves Women’s Centre

Sonja Ramsay is no longer the executive director at the 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre, as she has taken a position at the Cariboo Regional District office in 100 Mile House. Ramsay says she wishes the Women’s Centre society board of directors well and hopes it finds the leadership it really needs. “I will be donating to the Women’s Centre as my annual charity and will be taking them food and clothes as I’m able.” 100 Mile House and District

Women’s Centre Society board chair Gina Gigliotti says they have appointed an interim executive director who has served as the interim executive director for the board in previous years and will be a “strong support during this time of transition.” “Our services remain open to the community and we continue to welcome new friends of the organization. “The 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre board wishes the previous executive director the best of luck in her new endeavour.”

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• March 10-31 – See something special at the Showcase Gallery on the main floor of the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Avenue. Local artists have hung their artwork, which address the irony of the theme, Nothing Special. • March 11-April 9 – Parkside Art Gallery will be hosting A Natural Journey The Art and Photography of Connie Sanders. There will be an opening reception on March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. • March 12 – The Lac la Hache OAPO is hosting a crib tournament at the Pioneer Centre at 4822 Clarke Ave., starting 10 a.m. Admission is $10, which includes a spaghetti lunch. • March 18 – The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House on Alder Avenue, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day jam session, starting at 7 p.m. Musicians and guests are welcome to sign in at the door. For more information, call the Legion at 250-395-2511 or Legion vicepresident Scott Rathy at 250-706-2003. • March 19 – The Interlakes Community Centre Society is hosting an international dinner at the Interlakes Community Centre. It is a fundraiser to complete the kitchen construction. Folks have a choice of an Indian, Swiss or Greek dinner for $20 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Reservation deadline is March 14. Information: call 250-593-4869. • March 27 – Canlan Icesports and the 100 Mile House Free Press are presenting the First Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre ball diamond. Children up to six years start searching at 11:30 a.m., and at noon, children between seven and 12 years get to go find goodies. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome. • April 1 – The next Lac la Hache Community Coffee House is at 7 p.m., at the Pioneer Centre. Everyone is welcome to come out for a free evening of great entertainment, coffee and snacks. For more information, call Bruce Wilcox at 778-485-5122. • April 2 – The annual Seedy Saturday event will be held at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre, 501 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seed exchanges and sales, information, displays, vendors, different activities will be available. For information or to book a table, call Karen at 250-395-3580 or e-mail • April 8 – Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Class of 2016 is holding its annual Fashion Show – Rock of Ages – in the school gym, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. • April 9 – Big Brothers Big Sisters South Cariboo are hosting the First Annual Bowl for Kids Sake at The Bowling Alley at 879 Scott Rd. in 100 Mile House. There are two time-frames: noon to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. It will be a fun afternoon of free bowling, prizes, pizza, teambuilding and community awareness. To register or for more information, go to or call 250-395-5155.


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

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Req. Full-Time for Haworth plumbing. Must have previous residential exp. 3 years in trade minimum, journeyman preferred. Flexible Hours. Top wages provided. Call: 250-975-0514 haworthplumbing@

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Coming Events

Coming Events 44th ANNUAL 2 DAY SHOW


Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9am-5pm Sunday, March 20, 2016, 9am-3pm

Heritage Park 44140 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC (Exit 116 off Highway 1) WE SUPPORT THE CANADIAN CANCER “KID’S CAMP” AND CKNW ORPHAN’S FUND General Admission: $5 • Parking by donation • ATM on site

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

• Chef/Cook • House Manager The Hanger Restaurant at The New 108 Resort, 108 Ranch, BC is looking to hire for the 2016 season a Chef as well as front of the House Manager. Prefer a couple who have experience in all aspects of running a resort restaurant including staff, ordering of food from supplier, menu planning and daily cash out. The restaurant will be open from May 1, 2016 until October 15, 2016. Wage $15.00 to $18.00 /hr depending on experience, minimum 5 yrs experience. Please email resume to only those applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted. No phone calls please.

MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT Farm Workers TREE To Me: Farm Manager (Organic) Tree To Me is a new organic farm operation located in Keremeos, BC that has a farm market, coffee shop, bakery and bed and breakfast. The company requires a full time Farm Manager. This is a career position with the opportunity for equity ownership in the business. The current farm operation includes tree fruits, perennial vegetables and berries, annual vegetables and a greenhouse operation. Along with increasing production in these areas, additional farming activities will be added in the future. The successful candidate will have both academic and practical farm experience, an aptitude for equipment and building maintenance and be capable of functioning within a management team. An attractive remuneration package will be offered. Reply by email to

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

Career Opportunities

JOB FINDER For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. Mechanic / Tire Technician TIOW Caregiver Respite Care Utilityman 1 Cook Servers Financial Service Representative Lot Person Reception / Admin


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Manager of Communications The Cariboo Regional District is seeking a candidate to fill the full time position of Manager of Communications. This position will be situated in Williams Lake, British Columbia, a thriving community with all major amenities. The Regional District is known for its agreeable climate and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities. As a member of the Regional District’s management team and reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall management, coordination and budget control of the internal and external communications program. The Manager of Communications will provide expert advice to senior management and elected officials on communications and public relations policies and strategies; write, coordinate, and evaluate various communications activities within deadline, including briefing documents, speeches, public presentations, press releases; and, manage website and social media sites. The successful candidate will have a post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism, with a minimum 5 years related experience and a minimum of 3 years experience managing employees. The ideal candidate will be: • A self-starter and critical thinker • An excellent communicator, with excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications • Experienced in developing and executing strategic communications plans • Able to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple projects at one time • Experienced with website development, promotional materials and other graphic design software • A creative and intuitive thinker, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as be a valuable team player • Knowledgeable of local government procedures, operations, processes and experience in a municipal environment will be an asset • Required to have a valid BC Driver’s license If you are interested in this challenging career opportunity, which offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, please forward your covering letter and resume in confidence by 4:00 pm, March 23rd, 2016 to: Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor Cariboo Regional District Suite D - 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4 Phone: (250)392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Fax: (250)392-4748; Email: We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale



Therapy Groups

Feed & Hay

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent


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

Mondays 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Friendship Centre behind St. Timothy’s Anglican Church For more information call Terri at 250-644-3325


Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7:00pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-395-4646

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Sunday: 7:30 pm Health Centre (behind hospital) 555 Cedar Avenue Monday: 12 noon 61 Dogwood Avenue Tuesday: 8 pm United Church 43 Dogwood Avenue Thursday: 7:30 pm 108 Mile Community Centre 4924 Telqua Drive (rear entrance) Friday: 7:00 pm Community Church at 4855 Timothy Lake Road Lac La Hache. This is an “Open� meeting, anyone who is struggling with Alcohol or wanting to support those struggling are welcome to attend. For more information call: 250-395-4646 250-395-6154 250-644-6524 250-706-7266 250-791-5286

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

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

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

HEAVY SMALL sq. bales Alfalfa grass mixed upland hay. No rain, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms 250-791-6652.

Pet Services

Cariboo Pet Crematorium Est. 1997

Hand crafted urns complete with name plate.

250-395-3330 Private or Group

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Buying Coin Collections of any size.We collect CAN & US Coins, bills, Silver, Gold. Local couple also deal with Estates, Jewellery, Sterling, Antiques+ Chad & Crissy 778-281-0030. We can make House Calls!

Real Estate Real Estate TIRED OF the snow and cold? Instead, relocate to sunny Sunshine Coast, just an hour away from Vancouver. Enjoy a serene family homestead, consisting of 14.88 acres of lush forest, meadows, your own private waterfall, an enormous 3374 sq.ft. workshop, a great family home and a carriage suite above a triple garage and a beautiful inground pool. For more information call Susanne Jorgensen, Remax Oceanview 604885-1398.

Townhouses 1.800.321.1433

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Massive Restaurant Equipment Auction March 12th @ 10am 7305 Meadow Avenue, Burnaby, BC - Shipping/Storage Available New Equipment Liquidation – Structural Concepts, True, Delfield Refrigeration, Imperial, Royal, Prime, US Ranges, S.S. sinks, tables, shelvings, carts, janitorial, bakery, packaging, matching plates, refurbished equipment, bottling line, soft serves, Hobart mixers & dishwashers, back bars, rotary glass washers, cutlery.

Misc. for Sale 2011 BIG TEX 25ft Fifth Wheel Flat Deck Trailer. $8,500.00 O.B.O. Call 250397-2998 or 250-644-6581. POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John at 403998-7907; or email: jcameron REFORESTATION Nursery seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.


CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Canadian Mental Health Association building located at 555B Cedar Avenue in front of the ambulance station by the hospital, or at the Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed room 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.

Tree Services

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

100 MILE 3 bdrm house near school. NS. NP. Renovated. $1100/mon. includes utilities. 250-395-1311. Avail. now. 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 or 15. One pet okay. $725/mon. Call 604-880-5763.


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.

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

Mobile Homes & Pads


2 BEDROOM mobile for rent. $600/mo. #48 & #42 Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268. Refs. required.

Rooms for Rent

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


100 MILE - Internet, Washer and Dryer included. Call 250395-8488.


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 Available now.

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

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

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

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

Tree Removal Expert. Fully insured. Call Charlie @ 250-267-8640

94 MILE Motel - Kitchen Units, available for monthly rental. Please call 250-3952057 for more information.

Professional Services


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Located on Industrial Flats Rd. corner of HWY. 97 & 24

• Safe & Secure • Fully Fenced • Sizes from 5x5 to 12x30 • Outside Storage • 7 days/week keypad gate access • Monitored and Alarmed PH: 250-395-2512

ADVERTISE HERE and get results! SEEKING GARAGE SALERS and flea market vendors for a good old fashioned “Boot Sale� in the Cariboo Mall parking lot. Sale will take place on Sundays at a cost of $10.00 per parking stall. Bring your bits and pieces, keep it legal and let’s make some $. The first 15 vendors will be accepted and the rest.....maybe. Keith 250-706-8561.

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100 MILE - Temporary accommodations required for 2 senior citizens, with well behaved dog. 1 - 2 bdrm with cooking facilities. Call Kevin or Cathy at 250-395-1022

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale: Household goods, received May 31, 2012. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd., Lessor, located at 201 7th Street, 100 Mile House, B.C. and Cory Robarts, Lessee, Box 213, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0.

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The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is seeking janitorial companies with commercial cleaning experience to bid on one or more of the 24 Stores in the Prince George, Cariboo Terrace area. If you qualify go to:

and search under Liquor Distribution Branch for Janitorial Services in the Central Interior area. Bid Number: ITQ2016-03-16B Closing date & time: March 16, 2016 before 2pm PST.

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District of 100 Mile House NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The District of 100 Mile House will hold a Public Hearing in the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 385 Birch Avenue (Fourth Street entrance), 100 Mile House, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016. The purpose of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016 is to replace the District of 100 Mile House Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 990, 2006 in its entirety and all amendments thereto. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016 will become the new Official Community Plan for the District of 100 Mile House. An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a document which, when adopted by Council, provides a community vision and set of objectives and policies to guide the growth and development of 100 Mile House, particularly around the form and character of future land use. The OCP anticipates changes in the community and determines how best to manage or influence these changes in the interest of the residents of 100 Mile House. Through the OCP, community qualities can be maintained while accommodating growth, and the need for appropriate public services and facilities can be anticipated and provided. The purpose of Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016 is to replace the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 801, 1999 in its entirety and all amendments thereto. Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016 will become the new Zoning Bylaw for the District of 100 Mile House. The Zoning Bylaw provides a clear and efficient system of land use regulation for the orderly, economic, beneficial, equitable and environmentally sensitive use, development, and redevelopment of the District of 100 Mile House having regard for the provisions of the 100 Mile House Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016 apply to all lands within the District of 100 Mile House municipal boundary. The proposed bylaws may be inspected during normal working hours in the Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, until 4:00 p.m. March 15th, 2016. If you deem your interests to be affected by these bylaws, please submit your comments in writing or attend the Public Hearing and you will be given an opportunity to be heard. If you require information regarding these bylaws, please contact Joanne Doddridge, Director of Economic Development and Planning at 250395-2434. Joanne Doddridge Director of Economic Development and Planning

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District of 100 Mile House NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The District of 100 Mile House will hold a Public Hearing in the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 385 Birch Avenue (Fourth Street entrance), 100 Mile House, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider: Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1291, 2016; Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1292, 2016; Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1293, 2016; Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1289, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294, 2016.

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Cariboo Hwy

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1291, 2016 The purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1291, 2016 is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016. Applicant: The Lakewood Inn, located at Lot 1, Plan 12133, DL 31 & 32, Lot 1; Plan 7254, DL32; and Lot 33, Plan 8930, DL 32, all Lillooet District, also known as 345, 365 and 369 Cariboo Highway 97. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1291, 2016: (1) Amend Section 10 Tourist Commercial Zone (C-2), subsection 10.2 Principal Permitted Uses to add: Liquor Store



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Cedar Ave

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Birch Ave

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1292, 2016 The purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1292, 2016 is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016. Subject Property: SL 1-33, Plan KAS2033, DL 32, Lillooet District, also known as 440 Cedar Avenue (Sheridan Manor Apartments). Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1292, 2016: (1) Amend Section 9 Residential High Density Zone (R-5), Subsection 9.2.13 to add: c) Despite Section 9.2.8 a), the maximum density is 133 dwelling units per hectare for SL 1-33, Plan KAS2033, DL 32, Lillooet District, also known as 440 Cedar Avenue.



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Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1289, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294, 2016 The purpose of Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1289, 2016 is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1288, 2016; and the purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294, 2016 is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016. Subject Property: Lot 2, Plan 22474, except Plans 25028, 30110 & 32113, DL 32, Lillooet District, also known as 120 Airport Road. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1289, 2016: (1) Change the designation of the subject property from Industrial to Commercial Vehicle Oriented; (2) Add the subject property to Development Permit Area #2 Highway 97 Corridor Development Permit Area. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294, 2016: (1) Rezone the subject property from Airport Industrial (I-3) Zone to Vehicle Oriented Commercial (C-3) Zone.


Industrial Rd

Cariboo Hwy 97

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1293, 2016 The purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1293 is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 1290, 2016. Subject Property: That portion of District Lot 31, Lillooet District, except: (1) Plans 4942, 5655, 5741, 6244, 8066, 8929, 8930, 9073, 12075, 12121, 12133, 13469, 14034, 14723, 14957, 15355, 15348, 15362, 16094, 16632, 17025, 17172, 19232, 19513, 22429, 23478, 29292, 30110, 35099, KAP48552, H949, KAP53431, H889, KAP56863, H123, KAP58727, KAP63156, KAP63157, KAP67293, KAP78962, KAP91096, EPP9054 and EPP14623, (2) Parcel A (DD 183432F); and that portion of Lot 1, Plan KAP55350, except Plans KAP57147 and KAP89661, District Lots 33, 625, 4175, 4179, 4181 and 4187, Lillooet District, and located at the southwest corner of Exeter Station Rd & Cariboo Hwy 97. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1293, 2016: (1) Rezone the subject property from Agricultural (A-1) Zone to Small Holding (A-2) Zone.

Fourth St

Airport Rd

100 Mile Marsh

The proposed bylaws may be inspected during normal working hours in the Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, until 4:00 p.m. March 15th, 2016. If you deem your interests to be affected by these bylaws, please submit your comments in writing or attend the Public Hearing and you will be given an opportunity to be heard. If you require information regarding these bylaws, please contact Joanne Doddridge, Director of Economic Development and Planning at 250-395-2434. Joanne Doddridge Director of Economic Development and Planning

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Clothes washer tips • Today’s clothes washers are at least 68 per cent more energy-efficient than those produced in 1990. Both top- and front-loading models are better designed to use less water, energy and detergent. Opt for an ENERGY STAR®certified machine to drastically increase energy efficiency and savings. • Wash with cold water whenever possible, and when cold water won’t do, wash in warm and then rinse in cold. This warm-wash, cold-rinse setting can be found on most appliances and uses approximately half the energy required with washing in hot water. • Instead of washing extra-dirty clothes twice, choose the pre-soak option. It is more energy-efficient and will help get tough stains out. Also look for the highspeed or extended-spin option. The more water removed from your laundry, the less time and energy it will take to dry. For more tips on efficient use of your clothes washer, consult

fast drying items into one load, then heavy items like towels into another, and adjust drying time accordingly. Make the most of a dryer that’s already warm, and run the loads back to back. • Look for the cooldown or perma-press setting. Finishing the cycle with cool air not only saves energy, it also reduces fabric wear and shrinkage. Read up on more clothes dryer operating tips: http://

Clothes dryer efficiency • Clothes dryers joined the list of ENERGY STAR®-certified products in January 2015. Today’s clothes dryers use at least 17 per cent less energy than those produced in 1990. Take advantage of improved designs that feature automatic controls to eliminate over-drying through the use of moisture sensors. • Make sure to clean the lint trap before every load. It’s a simple step that will improve airflow and maximize efficiency. Take it one step further and scrub the lint trap with a toothbrush once a month. Dryer sheets and lint leave a film behind that can build up, reduce airflow and overwork the motor. • Before loading the dryer, sort items by thickness. Group thin,

Limit vehicle idling • Idling for a long period of time weighs heavy on the environment and your wallet. An average vehicle wastes over 300 ml – more than a cup – of fuel for every 10 minutes it idles. • Contrary to popular belief, idling is not an effective way to warm up your vehicle in the winter. Except in extremely cold conditions, the average car engine only requires a couple of minutes of idling to warm up in the winter. • Other parts of your vehicles, such as the wheel bearings, steering, suspension, transmission and tires, need to be warmed up as well, and this can only be done by driving. Just make sure that windows are free from snow and properly defrosted before driving away.

Energy-efficient electronics • Today’s televisions project brighter colours, sharper images and sound and use less energy than devices made in the past. On average, ENERGYSTAR®-certified televisions are 25 per cent more energyefficient than standard models. • Consider changing your television’s brightness setting to the “home” mode. It still produces a clear and bright image but uses 25 per cent less energy than the default “retail display” mode.


Save money by joining society INTERLAKES

to know the annual membership for the Interlakes Community Centre Society costs only $5, so it is definitely worthwhile becoming a member.

Diana Forster

Celebrations Many congratulations go to Linda and Al Bishop on their 55th wedding anniversary on March 11. Special congratulations go to Joanne Levick on her 80th on March 14; for Roy Tomlinson’s 88th

250 593-2155

Many drop-in programs at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) have a fee of $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Residents need

on March 15; and to Emma West who gets 14 huge balloons on March 16. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Kids Space meets after school until 5:30 p.m., March 11 at ICC. • Deka Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, March 16. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. • Call 250-5934869 by March 14 to

reserve for the March 19 International Dinner at ICC. • Call 250-593-4865 or 250-593-4582 to make a reservation for

your children to be a part of the Hwy 24 Interlakes Lions Club’s Children’s Easter Party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 26 at ICC.

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March 10, 2016 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, March 10, 2016  

March 10, 2016 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press