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Price investigation passes one month mark Angie Mindus Cariboo Advisor Time is not on their side as RCMP investigators continue to search for clues into the sudden disappearance of 61-year-old Gary Price. A month has passed since Mr. Price vanished from the small community of Likely without a trace, and the absence of any explanation or evidence is pointing more and more to the only plausible conclusion -- that Mr. Price was met with foul play, say police. “Everybody is con-
Gary Price cerned,” says Staff Sgt. Ken Brissard of the investigation. “We have no evidence and no reason to believe he’s walked away ... there’s just nothing to explain why he disap-
peared off the face of the earth and remains that way.” In fact, all evidence leading to Mr. Price’s disappearance tells the story of a man quite content with his quiet life at remote Cariboo Lake. Once a guide outfitter, and a man adept at surviving for large periods of time in the wilderness, Mr. Price was also a man who had great affection for his cat, said Brissard and lead investigator on the Price case, Const. Dan Hay.
“He was very fond of his cat. He loved his animals,” said Hay. Hay said their investigation revealed Mr. Price was last seen February 23 buying supplies at the general store in Likely. And his truck was found a couple kilometres from Likely on the Keithly Creek Road, headed towards Cariboo Lake, parked on the side of the road. Still inside the vehicle were Price’s groceries, including food for his beloved cat, that he
had purchased at the store. “We’re trying to determine what happened to him after he left the store on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 23,” said Hay. “It appears he never returned home after that.” The police are urging anyone who may recall anything regarding Mr. Price, particularly on Feb. 23 or 24, to contact police. “Someone out there knows something,” said Brissard.
“I guarantee there are people who have information, maybe even something they don’t think is important. Sometimes the smallest piece of information is that last piece of the puzzle that we need. We truly, truly are asking for the public’s assistance.” Police are also asking snowmobilers who were at Yank’s Peak on the weekend of February 23 or 24 to report whether or not they saw Mr. Price, who worked for the local snowmobile club collecting trail fees
on the weekends. “Everyone who knew him said he was very polite and respectful, just a really nice guy,” said Brissard. Const. Hay said Mr. Price does not have any children however his siblings and extended family are very worried about him, as are police. “We suspect something grave happened to him.” Anyone with information on Mr. Price can contact Williams Lake RCMP at 250-3926211 or Crimestoppers.
Youth rally against New Prosperity Angie Mindus Cariboo Advisor Tsilhqot’in Nation chiefs are speaking out against one of their own former chiefs, who they say no longer represents the voice of their people. Chief Russell Myers Ross of Yunesit’in says Ervin Charleyboy’s comments to CBC’s Daybreak program recently regarding New Prosperity has chiefs saying enough is enough. “Ervin is no longer a legitimate spokesperson for the Tsilhqot’in Nation,” said Myers Ross. “He (Charleyboy) ran in the previous election supporting Taseko Mines and did not get re-elected. His opinions are not a reflection of our people.” Charleyboy recently said he wanted to host a youth forum for First Nations to voice their support for the controversial mine proposed to be located near Fish Lake, approximately 125 kilometres from Williams Lake. Myers Ross said the situation prompted about 100 Tsilhqot’in youth to gather for a rally of their own March 27 in Williams Lake – against
PUBLIC MEETING Youth rally March 27 New Prosperity. “The youth want to represent their own vision for the future. The youth have said New Prosperity is not a vision or a value they endorse.” Seventeen-year-old Micole Myers of Yunesit’in says she doesn't support the mine. “I do not want the area turned into a mine.” said Myers, who was at the rally last week. “I worry about the environmental impact it could have.” Currently, the proposed mine is under an environmental review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
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