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Boom and Bust for Williams Lake


A team of horses move freight along the Cariboo Wagon Road, circa Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin 1860s.

hortly after Thomas Davidson established his ranch and roadhouse in the Missioner Creek area, other goldseekers, adventurers and entrepreneurs began flooding into the area. It did not take long for a small town to spring up. In early 1860, Governor James Douglas declared that this settlement would be the seat of government for the New Caledonia/Cariboo area, and he appointed Phillip Nind as the first Gold Comissioner and Justice of the Peace for the region. That August, Nind, along with William Pinchbeck, whom he had hired to be the Chief Constable for the region, arrived after walking for 28 days from Fort Hope. These two men were expected to maintain law and order in the entire Cariboo area as the burgeoning gold rush gathered momentum. A “courthouse” was soon

built, followed by a jail and a post office. Constable Pinchbeck was quick to see the opportunities available, and partnered up with Thomas Meldrum. In 1861, they preempted land in the area and set up a stopping house, store and saloon. Another man, William Lyne, bought into the partnership, and the three of them formed an alliance known as Pinchbeck and Co. They set up a racetrack which became well known and drew crowds in the hundreds. It has been said that as much as $100,000 was at stake on a single race. By early 1861, the town had taken on the name of Williams Lake, and it was quite the little settlement.

That winter, many of the miners from the Cariboo goldfields migrated to the town, where the weather was milder, the gambling, drinks and women were plentiful, and life was good. The population of the settlement increased from about 50 residents to over 200. Meanwhile, the original settler, Thomas Davidson was getting itchy feet. He also wanted more acreage to grow more crops and to have a larger cattle herd, so he sold the Missioner Ranch to Thomas Manifee, one of the first discoverers of gold in the Horsefly area, for $15,000. Davidson pulled up stakes and moved ten miles away to a larger ranch which he called the Lake Valley Farm, now known as 150 Mile House. By the summer of 1862, the new Cariboo Wagon Road construction was approaching Davidson’s Lake Valley

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farm. The road contractor was a real entrepreneur and a wheelerdealer named Gustavus Wright. He had negotiated the contract to build the road from Ashcroft, where the rail head was, to Soda Creek, where river boats would take man and freight up to Quesnel. All along the route, Wright had bought up promising plots of land and had established, or formed partnerships for roadhouses, ranches, ferry crossings, toll bridges and other enterprises. By the time the road reached Soda Creek, wright was the owner or part owner of no less than 12 roadhouses along the route. In those early days, it was not uncommon for road contractors to arrange a “permanent loan” in exchange for routing the road through a ranch or a settlement. The contractor had complete autonomy in the selection of the route, and both the contractor and the land owners would benefit the contractor from the monetary payment, and the land owner from the increased traffic and future business. Gustavus Wright went to Williams Lake village and met with the largest landowner, Thomas Manifer. He offered to construct the road down through the Williams Lake valley and right past Manifer’s stopping house for a sum of $15,000. Manifer, who was a short tempered Scot, refused to negotiate, and told Wright to get lost. Thomas Davidson, of the Lake Valley farm, on the other hand, was right there waiting. He negotiated with Wright to route the road around Williams Lake, so that his roadhouse would become the main stopping place. Reputedly,

they settled on a sum of $10,000. Thus, the Cariboo Wagon Road came into 150 Mile House (so called because it was 150 miles from the start of the road at Lillooet), then it took a sharp right hand turn up Carpenter Mountain (where Patenaude’s 153 Mile Ranch is today), then it swung north to Mountain House (also called 158 Mile) then west to Deep Creek and north again to Soda Creek. Of course, it probably helped that Wright already had an interest in the 164 Mile property at Deep Creek, another one beyond that, land holdings at Soda Creek, and he was building the first riverboat, aptly named the Enterprise, there. The little town of Williams Lake, which showed so much promise, was completely bypassed. The people living in the Missioner Creek area were very angry, and appealed to the government in Victoria. An investigation was held, but the road contractor had the final say in any decision about the route, so there was nothing that could be done. Williams Lake began to wither and die. People sold out and moved on. 150 Mile House became the centre of commerce, governance and society for the whole region, surpassing Williams Lake in size and importance. It was not until 1920, when the PGE Railway was built, and a station house, freight yards, and a depot established that a new Williams Lake would grow up, far away from the original site in time and distance. Next Time: The Interesting Story of William Pinchbeck.

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Gazebo gals value hard work and friendships Angie Mindus Cariboo Advisor More and more often, men and women are choosing to work into what is typically seen as the retirement years. And the girls at the Gazebo Flower and Gift Shop are no exception. “I still enjoy working -- that’s my dilemma,” says 73-year-old Gazebo owner Darlene Rogers, who still works as the head florist at her shop from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. five days a week. Rogers originally opened the Gazebo in 1985 at a location in Hodgson Place Mall to compliment a greenhouse business she was already operating in Chimney Valley. In 1995 Rogers purchased the house on Third Avenue where the Gazebo is still operating today, and the store grew to a staff of 10 with the greenhouse run out the back of the store. But in 2000, Rogers decided the greenhouse was “too much work” and downsized the store to what it is today - a 50/50 mix of a flower shop and eclectic selection of home decor, as well as a large selection of purses. “We all enjoy it,” says Rogers of herself and the two part-time employees she has become great friends with, Marg Bublitz and Marion Langstaff. Rogers said the two were both looking for “hobby jobs” when they found the Gazebo and that works just fine with her. “It’s a really good working relationship -- everyone’s really flexible,” says Rogers. “They understand

how to work.” At 55, Marion Langstaff underwent several life changes in the last three years; losing herSAVINGS job in forestKathy McLean photo ™ ry due to ITdownsizing The Gazebo Flower and Gift Shoppe owner Darlene Rogers and her staff Marion Langstaff and Marg Bublitz make BRING ON where she worked in work an enjoyable part of their retirement. silviculture for 30 years and caring for ailing OUR LOWEST PRICES family members. herOFforced “I’m really enjoying is just too much fun to eating all the time. I We don’t sweat the small THE retirement YEAR! Langstaff says she is has given her new free- the creativity, the peo- resist. decided I had better stuff, we’re not competjust now getting back dom, allowing her the ple, the ideas and the “I just love it, it’s so find something else to ing with each other on her feet thanks to opportunity to enjoy history here,” she says. diverse,” says Bublitz. do, or I was going to and we’re not afraid to her new-found love of family more, plan “It’s a little gem on “But working in pretty gain too much weight!” work.” working with flowers at travel with her newly the block, with small- stuff is tough. I never Bublitz says the Bublitz believes The Gazebo. retired husband Dennis based, homegrown cus- get a pay cheque.” Gazebo fits her perfectly everyone needs to keep *Off our “This is a gift. It’s Langstaff, explore hobtomer service ... and I Bublitz says she was as well, and she finds a learning in life to avoid regular prices stress-free,” Langstaff bies she was too busy to love working with hard- retired from work for true sense of camarade- “getting stale” and says says. “I started a new take part in while she working people.” about six months, but rie, understanding and feeling valued and chalbook when I walked was working, and reconThe other Gazebo found she had too much support working with lenged at the Gazebo is away from forestry and nect " withÊ"6 ,ÊÓää old friends. part-timer, Marg time on her hands. the other women her a great part of her life. this is a new page in that “You “I love to cook. And age. “It’s just a great place 7cherish / ,ÊEthem Bublitz, says she never book.” more,” she says of would have dreamed so I was cooking and “We all think alike. to be.” ‡- -" Ê/, Langstaff says she friends. she’d enjoy a minimum SORRY, NO RAINCHECKS. loved her career in forAtQUANTITIES the Gazebo, wage job, but after a MAY VARY BY STORE. SHOP EARLY FOR GREATEST SELECTION. estry, but also recognizes Langstaff she found lifetime of high pressure AVAILABLEsays ONLINE AND IN-STORE. it was physically taxing the “homey, comfort- jobs in management and had very stressful ing” and fun atmoand sales, TIRES working with WINTER TIRES ALL-SEASON internal politics. sphere she needed in her flowers, giftware disUÊœœ`Þi>ÀÊ œÀ`ˆV UÊi˜iÀ>ÊÌˆ“>ÝÊÀV̈V Uʜ̜>ÃÌiÀÊ- UÊ Õ˜œ«Ê,>`ˆ>Ê,œÛiÀÊ,68/ UʈV…iˆ˜Ê8‡ˆViÊ8ˆÓ Uʜ̜>ÃÌiÀÊ/œÌ>Ê/iÀÀ>ˆ˜Ê7É/ Uʜ̜>ÃÌiÀÊ/œÌ>Ê/iÀÀ>ˆ˜ÊÉ/ She acknowledges new work life. UʈV…iˆ˜Ê iÃ̈˜Þ plays and great ladies

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A laptop greenhouse design and various design options to produce growing conditions; various design options to produce optimum growing computer will be provided for you to work on. basic propagating techniques andand planting conditions; basic propagating techniques plant- cycles; various soil types and how to ing cycles; various soil typescultivation and how to and maximize maximize soil nutrition; harvest dates for various types of greenhouse Computers - The Next Step soil nutrition; and aharvest dates for vari- regime for your greenhouse. Whether you plants; andcultivation developing year round planning ous types of greenhouse plants; and developing a Begins Thursday March 7, 9:30 am – 12 noon Course Description: This is not introductory are round just starting or are seasoned gardening enthusiast, this course will an provide you year planningout, regime for ayour greenhouse. course for computer users. Rather, it is intended to Whether you are just starting arebotanical a seasonedsecrets with practical, useful tipsout, onorthe of the greenhouse. expand your computer knowledge in a number of gardening enthusiast, this course will provide you with practical, useful tips on the botanical secrets general areas: •e-mails and attachments ofAtheDay greenhouse. on the Williams Lake River Valley Trail •word processing Friday May 24th, 10:00 am – 4:00•working pm with files and folders ATime: Day on the Williams Lake River •safelyRoberts downloading and software Course Description: Join local field naturalists Anna and programs Ordell Steen on a day’s Valley Trail •setting up various program features hike through the mid and lower Williams Lake River Valley. The trek will begin at the •computer security Begins May 24th & 25th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm mid-valley parking Join lot (below the W.L. landfill area Glendale). The group explore •fineintuning your computer usingwill shortcuts to variCourse Description: local field naturalists programs Anna Roberts look and Ordell on of a day’s hike doous the ponds, at the Steen geology the valley, some bird watching, identify tree and •burning all types of images/data to CD’s and through the mid and Williamsenjoy Lake aRiver plant species, andlower generally niceVal-guided spring walk for about 5 km. down to DVD’s ley. The trek will begin at the mid-valley parking lot the Fraser River. You will need to be able to walk at aportable reasonable pace to enjoy this hike, hard drives (below the W.L. landfill area in Glendale). The group •using •troubleshooting common problems and it would be advantageous if you have a copy of Ordellcomputer and Anna’s guide will explore the ponds, look at the geology of the val-purchased is a hands on course for those who are already ley, watching, identifyInto treeNature” and plantBringThis to do thesome trail bird entitled “Stepping your own lunch and hydration fl uids, and comfortable with the Windows 7 operating system. species, and generally enjoy a nice guided spring dress for the weather. walk for about 5 km. down to the Fraser River. You Participants are encouraged to bring along their will need to be able to walk at a reasonable pace to own laptop computers to use during the sessions, or if you prefer, a laptop will be provided for you. enjoy this hike, and it would be advantageous if you Intermediate or Beginners Bridge have purchased a copy of Ordell and Anna’s guide Reupholstery toTime: the trailMondays entitled “Stepping Bring your 6, 13Furniture AprilInto 15,Nature” 22, 29, May – 1:00pm-3:30pm Begins Tuesday March 5, 9:30 am – 11:30 am own lunch and hydration fluids, and dress for the INTERMEDIATE GROUP – This course is for those continuing on from Don’s group Course Description: This course will teach the parweather. from the spring of 2012. It is also open to players wishing to review the content in the ticipants the basic steps involved in reupholstering Intermediate Beginners Bridge a smalltopics: piece of furniture (e.g. small armless chairs, lessons below.orFive lessons will cover the following footstools, dining chairs and some automotive seats Lesson 1-Review Begins Monday April all 15,opening 1:00 pm –one 3:30bids pm and Planning the Play. Competitive bidding etc.) Each participant will be expected to bring INTERMEDIATE GROUP – This course is for those “opening doubles” and responses. along a small item to work on, and to provide his/ continuing on from Don’s group from the spring of her own tools.Blackwood The instructor will demonstrate the Lesson 2-The Strong 2 Club opening bid and responses. convention. 2012. It is also open to players wishing to review the techniques involved in laying out and measuring Lesson 3- lessons Opening Weak bids and responses content in the below. Five2lessons will cover fabric, cutting to size, and recovering the piece of the following topics: Lesson 4-Preemptive bidding and responses furniture. This course is not designed for those who Lesson 1 - Review all opening one bids and PlanLesson 5-Putting it all together-a mini tournament course content. project. A list wish covering to take onalla large reupholstery ning the Play. Competitive bidding “opening of required tools you need to bring will be supplied BEGINNERS doubles” andGROUP: responses.This course is for those continuing on from Linda’s group from the on sign-up. Les son 2 of - The Strong Club opening andplayers respring 2012. It is2 also open tobid new with minimal bridge playing background. sponses. Blackwood convention. Five lessons will cover the following topics: Beginners’ Spanish Lesson 3 - Opening Weak 2 bids and responses Begins Wednesday March 13. 1pm – 3pm Lesson opening bids in a major and responses Lesson 4 - 1-Review Preemptive of bidding and responses Course Description: This is a basic Spanish course Les son 5 -2Putting it all together-a tournament Lesson Opening bids in amini minor and responses designed for people who have little or no prior covering3-allOpening course content. Lesson One No Trump and responses knowledge of the language, but who would like to BEGINNERS This course is for thoseover con-a 1NT learn. Students Lesson 4-GROUP: The Staymen Convention opening bidwill work in a relaxed atmosphere, tinuing on from Linda’s group from the spring of with a focus on learning simple terms and how to Lesson 5-Defensive leads against a suit contract and against a No Trump contact. 2012. It is also open to new players with minimal use them in a conversation. The instructor uses bridge playing background. many methods, including hand outs, flash cards, Five lessons will cover the following topics: music, videos, and repetition to provide you with Ken’s Country Cooking Les son 1 - Review of opening bids in a major and a basic understanding of the language and how to responses make yourself understood. Begins Wednesday April 10, 10am – 12 noon Lesson 2 - Opening bids in a minor and responses Country Course Come Ken WilsonKen’s of Ken’s Country Cooking Cooking fame for 3 Les son 3 -Description: Opening One No Trumpand andjoin responses Les son 4 - of Thetips, Staymen Convention over a 1NT as Begins sessions recipes and demonstration he prepares someApril interesting Wednesday 10, 10amand – 12unique noon openingThe bid focus will be on Oriental and East Asian Coursecuisine. Description: and join Ken Wilson of dishes. Ken’sCome knowledge Lesson 5-Defensive leads against a suit contract Ken’s Country Cooking fame for 3 sessions of tips, and givecontact. you some great pointers for trying out some new ideas at home. andenthusiasm against a No will Trump recipes and demonstration as he prepares some interesting and unique dishes. The focus will be on Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College, Oriental Thompson Rivers University, CARIBOO ChILCOTIN ELDER COLLEGE and East Asian cuisine. Ken’s knowledge Thompson Rivers University and enthusiasm will give you some great pointers 1250 Western Ave., WL Telephone: 250-392-8180 for trying out some new ideas at home.

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Midori and Ed Kozuki celebrate 50 years of marriage last year with a beautiful cake and lots of family and friends. The couple met when Midori moved to Williams Lake to teach Grade 2.

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ll his life, Ed Kozuki has freely shared his passions and his knowledge with others. Whether that’s with the many community groups he’s served for decades, in his personal life or at Burgess Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical, where he’s worked and owned shares in the company most of his adult life. So it’s no surprise that Mr. Kozuki is just as quick to share his secret to a long and happy life. “To be surrounded by people I love to be with – and I’m lucky to have that,” he says. It was a difficult period of time in Canadian history that first brought Kozuki to Williams Lake back in 1942 at the age of five years old. His parents, Fred and Lily Kozuki were forced to leave their life and their corner store business behind in Vancouver after the government ordered the relocation of all residents of Japanese descent to more than hundred miles away from the Pacific coastline. The order was in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbour during the Second World War. Kozuki started Grade 1 in Williams Lake and was raised at the Lakeside Motel, which

his parents owned and operated. Ed’s father also became a carpenter, and Ed worked summers as a teen in the electrical business, starting with Wilkinson Electric. “In life, you develop passions for things. For me that passion is electrical, and fixing and building,” he says. “It became apart of my life.” Kozuki became so passionate about his calling that he has always wanted to share it with others and for years taught electrical night classes for the doit-yourself homeowner, despite the concern he might be teaching himself out of a job. “If you share your knowledge and your passion with people, they recognize you as a person who is passionate about it and they (still) want to hire you.” Back in his early twenties when Kozuki was finding his career path, he also discovered another passion – his wife of 50 years Midori, who is also of Japanese descent and who came to Williams Lake as a Grade 2 teacher. “She was striking,” Kozuki recalls of Midori, noting the two went out a few times casually at first. “But I never really got

interested until I saw someone else was taking to her (then I stepped up). It was kinda funny, we still laugh about it.” Together the two raised three children; Janis, who was born with a developmental disability now known as autism. Janis continues to live with her parents today and, he says, is a great help to them. Kim was the second born and currently lives with her family at Campbell River. Their son David lives at Summerland and operates Midori’s family’s vineyard. Once the children were raised, the adventurous couple turned to the mountains to find a new passion – skiing and snowboarding. Kozuki took up skiing at age 45 and later, snowboarding while Midori stuck with skiing. “I thought, those kids are having so much fun on snowboards I should give it a try.” Kozuki said the first day of learning was the toughest, but he persisted and has snowboarded ever since. “That’s the only way to go – I should be able to keep doing it for a long time.” Happiest busy, as Kozuki approached the age where people are expected to retire, at 65, he became worried at the pros-


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not writing is easiest to read. - Ask open ended questions; as questions that require yes and no can easily be taken out of context and create confusion. - If you asked the same question in the exact same wording twice and the hard of hearing person still does not understand change your wording in your sentence. There is obviously something you are accenting or pronouncing that is unclear to that person and saying the same sentence 10 times will not help! - Simply call them by name a brief millisecond before you start to speak. This will not improve your loved ones hearing but it will focus their concentration on you and therefore may help them hear you. - Keep the noise in a room or vehicle, such as radios and televisions to a bare minimum when carrying on a conversation in order to have your voice the signal of interest and easier to understand. - Speak to younger members of the family such as a hard of hearing persons grandchildren and explain the situation to them and instruct them on the best ways to help grandma and grandpa understand them. Grandparents want and need to be included in their grandchildren’s lives and grandchildren want and need their grandparent’s approval on their life’s trials and tribulations!

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A hobby that’s truly for the birds Phil Ranson SMART 55 You could put me down just about anywhere on this earth and as long as I had my binoculars and a local bird field guide you could just leave me to it. Fortunately for me, I’m just as happy where I am. The Cariboo Chilcotin has just about everything a birder could want with a rich diversity of habitats attracting an equally rich diversity of birds. Spring and early summer is prime time in the birding world as migrants return to breed, but each season has something special to offer. Fall offers the spectacle of flocks of Arctic breeders putting down in our region to refuel before heading south again. Things slow down in the winter but the rewards of a Snowy Owl sighting on the Farwell Road or watching Dippers sub-

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Come rain or shine, avid birder Phil Ranson is out looking for feathered friends in the Cariboo Chilcotin. He admits springtime is his favourite time to go birding though, with its large influx of migratory birds. merge in the icy waters of Williams Lake River or flocks of wintering

Barrow’s Goldeneye bob down the rapids of the Quesnel River at

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Making a choice on retirement living By Laurette Vike Williams Lake Seniors Village Ten reasons to live in a Retirement Community #1 - Affordability Most don’t realize how affordable a Retirement Community can be. Add monthly costs maintaining a house including mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, and home maintenance; calculate food, memberships, entertainment and vehicle expenses. #2 – Abundant social opportunities and activities If you think a Retirement Community means sitting around, think again. You have the freedom to stay as active

as you choose. You may even rekindle interest in hobbies that you finally have time to pursue. For intellectual stimulation media centers, libraries and computers are standard resources in today’s communities # 3- Health care Convenient access to professional medical and nursing staff. Think of the peace of mind for yourself and your families knowing that there is professional help for you when you need it. # 4- Safety Emergency support, call bells, pull cords and pendants are now available in Retirement communities Emergency situation assistance is close at hand. #5 - Maintenance

All these jobs are taken care of leaving you time to focus on activities you enjoy. #6- Healthy meals everyday No more worries of what to make for dinner, meals are prepared for you that are healthy and nutritious. No more worries on shopping and of how to get the groceries home. #7- Exercise Equipment It has become standard that you will find exercise equipment in Retirement communities. Exercise classes are held weekly and you may even meet a few friends to accompany you on your daily walks. #8 –Transportation Services Most Retirement Communities will

offer transportation. Additional rides may be easily arranged for medical appointments. # 9-Holidays When you choose to travel no more worries about finding some one to house sit, your home with us will be looked after. # 10 - A perfect time to down size Rather then counting how many boxes you’ll need, consider distributing heirlooms and mementos to family. You can reminisce of treasured memories with your loved ones. We can’t stop the calendar from adding another year to our age but we can improve our lifestyle. Moving from your present home to a Seniors’ Drop-Ins Every Tuesday 1-3pm $10 - 3 Games

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is the fastest growing pastime in N. America. I have my doubts about the accuracy of that statement but there certainly is an increasing interest in birdlife. Two recent sightings of rare Asian vagrants arriving in coastal BC made not only local, but national news. Gone are the days when the only mention of birds on newscasts was some quirky wrapup piece portraying a slightly dotty Miss Jane Hathaway character in pith helmet and khaki, pointing skywards. So what attracts people to birding is not an easy question to answer. It can be a solitary pursuit or a social activity. It doesn’t require membership in any club – although joining the Williams Lake Field Naturalists will provide a tremendous resource.

It can be pursued any time of the day (or night). You don’t have to be in great physical shape but you do have to love the outdoors and have a sense of adventure because you never know where you may find yourself. It could be a walk in the park or a jet boat ride through Iron Rapids in June with the Fraser in full bore. It doesn’t require an expensive outlay. The only requirements are binoculars, a field guide to identify what you see, possibly a CD of local bird songs and calls, and a thirst for further knowledge. You will not only discover the identity of birds you were once happy to pass off as ‘sparrow’ or ‘hawk’ but be inspired by the awe and wonder of nature.


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Some timely tax tips for seniors Can I split my income? In 2007, senior Canadians took advantage of the new pension-income splitting provisions to help reduce their tax payable by hundreds or thousands of dollars. According to the government, income splitting provides more than $1 billion in tax relief annually for older Canadians. Income splitting allows taxpayers with eligible pension income to split up to 50 percent with a spouse or common-law partner. When there is one spouse with very little income, the tax savings can be substantial. However, higher-income taxpayers could find it results in a reduced claw back of Old Age Security (OAS) benefits and the age amount. The first step when looking at income splitting is determining if you are eligible. You need to meet the government’s definition of a pensioner. This means you lived in Canada at the end of 2012 or, in the case of someone who died during the year, was resident in Canada immediately before death. You also need to have received income eligible for the pension income amount during

2012. The next step is to determine whether your spouse or common-law partner meets the definition of a pension transferee. Generally, it is sufficient if the person was your spouse or commonlaw partner at any time during 2012. However, he or she will not qualify if you were living apart at the end of 2012 due to a breakdown of your relationship and the period of separation lasts 90 days or more. The person must also have resided in Canada at the end of 2012 or, if now deceased, immediately before death. If these requirements are met, you can split eligible pension income. Basically, this is any type of income that qualifies for the pension income amount. Regardless of how old you are, it includes most periodic pensions and superannuation payments, including foreign pensions (with the notable exception of income from a U.S. Individual

Protect your ne$t egg RRSP’s can help. Come to H&R Block. We can provide you with RRSP estimates to help you get the maximum refund* you are entitled to. We will also review RRSP limitations and benefits. For more information, speak to an H&R Block Tax Professional today. 19 2nd Ave North Williams Lake 250-392-6101

Retirement Account). If you are 65 or older at the end of the year, it also includes annuities and payments from a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF). If you are under 65, these types of payments will also qualify if you are receiving them due to the death of a previous spouse or common-law partner. The list of eligible pension income does not include OAS payments, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits, retiring allowances, death benefits or lump sum withdrawals from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). However, is important to note that splitting CPP with a spouse or commonlaw partner may be possible through Human

Resources and Social Development Canada. Seniors without eligible pension income to split have a couple of options to consider. If you are 65 or older at the end of the year, but not yet 72, you may want to convert some of your RRSP funds to a RRIF. Any amounts you withdraw from your RRIF will then qualify as eligible pension income. Another strategy is to convert some of your investment portfolio to an annuity or related instrument to take advantage of income splitting. It is important to consult a financial professional before making any decisions about your retirement income. If you want to take advantage of the pen-

sion-income-splitting provisions, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will require both you and your spouse or common-law partner to file new Form T1032, Joint Election to Split Pension Income with your 2012 income tax return. It may be tempting to call your former employer or pension plan to ask about splitting income at the source. However, this is not allowed under the government’s rules, and therefore this is an incentive to get your tax return prepared as soon as possible. Preparing a final tax return Losing a loved one is always difficult. Beyond the personal loss, there is a great deal of work


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that arises from a death, especially that of a family member. Dealing with the estate and finding all the paperwork can be time consuming and, if there is no will, it only becomes more complicated. And at some point, you need to prepare the final tax returns. No matter when you lose your spouse, you are allowed to claim the nonrefundable credits for the entire year. You do not prorate based on the number of days the person was alive during the tax year. If the credits cannot be used on the return, they can be transferred to the living spouse. You are also able to split eligible pension income for the entire year, but you must report all the income received by the deceased spouse up until the date of death. Unless it comes from a joint account, income received after death is reported on a T3 trust return for the estate. The deadline for filing a trust return is 90 days after the trust year. The trust year can be any date within a year of the date of death. Since a joint account does not form part of the deceased’s estate, any income it earns after death is reported by the surviving account holder. For retirement savings, the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the deceased’s Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) are calculated on the date of death and are usually included as income on the final return. The exception would be if the assets from the RRSPs and RRIFs are transferred to a surviving spouse or common-law partner.

A transfer could also be to a financial dependant child or grandchild. The same calculation applies to investments. The FMV of any capital assets are deemed sold or disposed at FMV on the date of death. This almost always results in a capital gain or loss on the final return. Unlike living taxpayers, a capital loss on the final return may be used to offset income other than capital gains. The final return due date depends on the date of death. It is April 30 of the following year if a taxpayer dies between January 1 and October 31. For people who die in November or December, the filing deadline is six months after the date of death. Before an estate or executor pays any money, he or she should obtain a Clearance Certificate from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), once the Notices of Assessment arrive for the final and trust returns. The certificate clears the deceased’s representatives to distribute the assets of the estate without any personal tax liability. If you receive the Canada Pension Plan death benefit, the money is taxable and should be reported on your tax return. And funeral expenses are not a deduction for the estate. They are considered personal expenses and cannot be claimed. Remember to track down all the slips and paperwork for the final return. But if you do miss a detail or have a slip arrive late, you can always amend the return to make sure everything is included. With everything else to deal with when someone dies, it is easy for a piece of paper to go unnoticed.

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Get in the game Robyn Chambers SMART 55 Williams Lake senior Ellen Wiege has an impressive cluster of medals won at the B.C. Seniors Games – eight in total. Since Wiege’s first games in 1994 she and her teammates have frequently dominated the floor curling competition at the annual sporting event. Wiege has skipped the Williams Lake team since 1999 when the event was held in the Elk Valley; that year her team – representing Zone 9 in the province - won a gold. Wiege earned her first medal – a gold - in Port Alberni in 1998; that was followed by the 1999 win, a gold in Prince George in 2002, a silver in Nanimo in 2007, a gold in Prince George in 2008, a gold in Richmond in 2009, a silver in the West Kootenays in 2011 and a bronze in Burnaby in 2012. This year Wiege, who is also the games co-ordinator for the Williams Lake area, hopes to return to the games as a competitor and she’s encouraging others to get involved. Prospective athletes must be 55 years of age or older and participate in eligible sports including: archery, badminton, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curling, ice  hockey, lawn bowling,

mountain bike racing, pickleball, slopitch, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and whist. Wiege says she has local athletes signed up for carpet bowling, cycling, five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf and track and field; she’s seeking athletes who compete in archery, horseshoes and pickleball. She’s effusive about her games’ experience. “I think it’s great. You meet people you haven’t seen for years.” At 78 and after years of competition her reputation as a formidable opponent often precedes her. “When we enter the building where we’re playing and they (fellow competitors) say, ‘Oh no, not you again’.” Her success aside, Wiege says the event is “lots of fun” and she plans to stay involved as long as she’s healthy. The 2013 B.C. Seniors Games will be held in Kamloops Aug. 20 – 24. Individuals who want more information on how to participate at the games can call Wiege at 250-3923537. A fundraising dinner in support of the activities of the local zone B.C. Seniors Games chairperson will be held April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Seniors Activity Centre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance from the seniors centre or reserved from Wiege.

Seniors news Win Gooding Member of the O.A.P.O. Branch 93 Senior Activity Centre

Spring has officially arrived and it must be true as to my delight a large family of robins decended on my mt. Ash tree in the back yard, basking in the sunshine. I've also noticed in the past few weeks a flock of Canada geese feeding on the golf course, before heading on their long journey north. A good omen! The O.A.P.O. Branch 93 (old Age Pensioners Organization) held their Shamrock lunch and bake sale on March 17th, St. Paddy's day, at the Senior Centre. It was simply amazing to see so many people show up wearing green and enjoying themselves. A huge thankyou to all the people who came to support this event and to Toni Smith and all of her many volunteer workers who helped to make the day the success it was. April is shaping up for a busy month. The

O.A.P.A. Br. 93 will be holding their Spring pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30am-11:00am at the Senior Activity Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice and coffee for only $6. A great way to start off the day so come and enjoy. On April, Sunday 14th there will be a Seniors Games fundraiser dinner at the Centre. There will be a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and a silent auction to take part in. Donations are needed for the silent auction and will be greatly appreciated. In case you have any good used sum-

mer clothing that you no longer wear, there will be a good used summer clothing sale at the Senior Center on Saturday, April 27 and 28. Donations are greatfully accepted and can be dropped off at the Senior Centre after April 1. The next meeting of the O.A.P.O. Br.93 will be held on Thursday April 11 at 2pm at the Senior Centre. New members are welcome to come to the meeting. More support is needed. After the meeting coffee, tea and goodies are served, so hope to see you there. Happy Easter to everyone and enjoy the day where ever you are, as we welcome the beginnings of a new season in our lives.

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The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary holds their monthly meetings the 2nd Wednesday of every month @7pm in the Board Room, main floor. New members welcome “Grieving Together” support group for persons experiencing bereavement. Call the Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society 250-392-5430 for more info The Alzheimer Resource Centre offers a lending library of Books & Videos with information on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia. The Alzheimer Resource Centre is located in the Seniors Activity Centre. Office hours are Tues and Thurs. 1pm to 3pm. Call 250-305-0573 or 250-392-5337 for more info The Red Cross Health Equipment Loans Program is located at Deni House 250-398-6803 Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri. 10 - 11:30am Tues 1-2:30pm. Red Cross will require a referral for all loans. Narcotics Anonymous. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre 555 Cedar. Mon & Fri 7;30PM. Local # 250791-5287 & Kamloops Help Line 250-320-5032 Overeaters Anonymous. Mondays at 5:30 @ Deni House board room. Phone Pat 250-392-7145 or Peggy 250-392-5398 TOPS BC 4145 (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursdays from 8:45am-10am across from Safeway. Contact Ada at 250-398-5757 or Corinne at 250-392-4772 Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals 3 or 4 times each month. Please call Alice at 250-398-8846 for more info.

The Caribou Brain Injury Society provides weekly support groups and one-toone support for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). If you or someone you know has suffered an ABI, please phone 250-392-7772 to get more and info and support NAR-ANON Family Group. Are you affected by someone else’s drug addiction? The Nar-Anon Family Groups are for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve Step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other. Meetings in Williams Lake Wednesdays 6-7pm, New Location: Sunshine Meeting Room - Deni House. For more info call Trish 250-398-2673 Crisis Line Training - New Volunteers needed. The Canadian Mental Health Association will be offering the Crisis Line volunteer training program April 2013. If you are interested i n this valuable training and would like to help out your community this training is for you. For more info on dates and times call Janice at 250-3988220 ext 2040 or drop by the Central Interior Community Service Cooperative Building at 51 4th Avenue South to pick up an application form or our website www. Meals on Wheels AGM, April 9/13 at 1:30pm at the Seniors Activity Centre Williams Lake Ladies Golf spring AGM is Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7pm at the Fox’s Den Restaurant. The Williams Lake Childrens Wish Foundation’s annual trail ride will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013. We need volunteers to help with collecting prizes from local businesses. Anyone interested please call Karla or Rene at 250-989-5526.

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Sunday Morning Service at 10am KidsStreet at 10:30am Ages 2-11 Lead Pastor: Corwin Smid Youth Pastor: Steve Pederson

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church Priests: Father Derrick Cameron Father Clinton Pendleton

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The Legion held a group birthday party recently for members, friends and residents who turned 70 this year. Nearly 80 people gathered for a potluck dinner, a spectacular cake and dancing to Perfect Match. Hank Dickey, Rufus Coombes, Joyce Fraser, Ray Weir, Al Wilson, Sharon Weir and Frank Isnardy and their friends and families enjoyed a warm and friendly birthday celebration at the Legion. If you have a special birthday photo, send them in to the Cariboo Advisor, SMART 55, at or drop by.

Birthdays and Anniversaries Bill Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 1 Marion Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 1 Libby Abbott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 3 Wilber Saunders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 4 Luc LaPrairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 5 Gail Pilgrim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 6 Orist Sharun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 6 Tom Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 7 Evelyn Durban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 8 Doug Gemmel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 9 Audrey Stromberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 13 Joan Strauman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 14 Kay Riedel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 14 Pam Hedley-Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 14 Anita Bremner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 17 Barry Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 17 Hal Giles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 17 William Scarff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 17 Ian Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 20 Eric Johansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 20 Connie Gemmel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 21 Marguerite Erlandson . . . . . . . . . . Apr 22 Innocenzo Calabrese . . . . . . . . . . Apr 23 Ria Van Summeren. . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 23 Diana French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 25 Leeyann Allan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 26 Mildred Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 27 Jean Andersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 28 Gloria Atamanenko . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 28 Phemie Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 29 Yolande LeComte . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 29 Bernard Kromhout . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 30 Lois Paterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 30 Norman Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 30

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Feldenkrais 10:30 Walking Group 9:00 Poker: 12:30 Carpet Bowling 1:00 Cribbage 1:00 10:30 Catholic Mass 11:00 Drama Club 2:00 Busy Bees

Floor Curling 9:30 Seniors Advocate 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Quilting 1:00 Dup Bridge 7:00 9:45 Bible Study 11:00 Fitness 1:30 Grocery Bank Run 2:30 Herb's Harmony Hour

Feldenkrais 10:30 Walking Group 9:00 Poker: 12:30 Carpet Bowling 1:00 Cribbage 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Seniors Advocate 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Quilting 1:00 Dup Bridge 7:00

10:30 Catholic Mass 11:00 Drama Club 2:00 Busy Bees

9:45 Bible Study 11:00 Fitness 1:30 Grocery Bank Run 2:30 Herb's Harmony Hour

Water Color Paint 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Poker 1:00 Carpet Bowling 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Crafts 10:00 Exercises 10:30 Bridge 12:30

3pm - Happy Hour 6:30 Movie Time

11am - Fitness with Judy

Water Color Paint 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Poker 1:00 Carpet Bowling 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Crafts 10:00 Exercises 10:30 Bridge 12:30

3pm - Happy Hour 6:30 Movie Time

11am - Fitness with Judy

Feldenkrais 10:30 Walking Group 9:00 Poker: 12:30 Carpet Bowling 1:00 Cribbage 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Seniors Advocate 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Quilting 1:00 Dup Bridge 7:00

Water Color Paint 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Poker 1:00 Carpet Bowling 1:00

10:30am - Catholic Mass 11am - Drama Club 2pm - Busy Bees

9:45am - Bible Study 11am - Fitness 1:30pm - Grocery & Bank Run 2:30 Herb's Harmony Hour

3pm - Happy Hour 6:30pm - Movie Time

Feldenkrais 10:30 Walking Group 9:00 Poker: 12:30 Carpet Bowling 1:00 Cribbage 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Seniors Advocate 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Quilting 1:00 Dup Bridge 7:00

Water Color Paint 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Poker 1:00 Carpet Bowling 1:00

10:30am - Catholic Mass 11am - Drama Club 2pm - Busy Bees

9:45am - Bible Study 11am - Fitness 1:30pm - Grocery & Bank Run 2:30pm - Herb's Harmony

3pm - Happy Hour 6:30pm - Movie Time

Feldenkrais 10:30 Walking Group 9:00 Poker: 12:30 Carpet Bowling 1:00 Cribbage 1:00

Floor Curling 9:30 Seniors Advocate 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Quilting 1:00 Dup Bridge 7:00

10:30am - Catholic Mass 11am - Drama Club 2pm - Busy Bees

9:45am - Bible Study 11am - Fitness 1:30pm - Grocery & Bank Run 2:30pm - Herb's Harmony

Floor Curling 9:30 Crafts 10:00 Exercises 10:30 Bridge 12:30 11am - Fitness with Judy

Elderberry Jam 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Tia Chi 11:00 Senior Choir 1:30 Cribbage 7:00

Bingo Doors open 11:00am Starts: 12:00pm

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Elderberry Jam 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Tia Chi 11:00 Senior Choir 1:30 Cribbage 7:00 2pm

Bingo Doors open 11:00am Starts: 12:00pm


Elderberry Jam 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Tia Chi 11:00 Senior Choir 1:30 Cribbage 7:00

Bingo Doors open 11:00am Starts: 12:00pm

2pm - Bingo

Seniors' Lunch Royal Canadian Legion

Floor Curling 9:30 Crafts 10:00 Exercises 10:30 Bridge 12:30 11am - Fitness with Judy

Elderberry Jam 10:00 Walking Group 9:00 Tia Chi 11:00 Senior Choir 1:30 Cribbage 7:00

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2pm - Bingo Steak Night Royal Canadian Legion



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Package Includes: SUSPENSION Motorcraft Premium Oil & Motorcraft BATTERIES Filter Change STUDDED Rotate ED And Inspect 4 Tires TRUCK STUDUpDTEToR 87 Point Inspection STUDDED Including: WIN ES TIRES SUV TIRES FROM components FROM T•IRFRSteering and suspension OM $ 99 W $ 99 ED hoses 99 LIbelts MITand HIL $• Check E M TI and report on Sfindings UPPLIEES • Battery test R OFFElevels LAST • Check fluid

Fuel Economy Package When performed with regularly scheduled maintenance, this package could pay for itself with potential annual fuel savings of up to $350!


Whatever your service needs, we offer many options, including appointment-free service in our Quick Lane Centres, and regular scheduled maintenance and light repair service in our Genuine Parts & Service departments. The convenience oof prepaid maintenance and the peace of mind of extended sservice plans are also available to you.






P PERSONALIZED CARE TTalk to our friendly and knowledgeable team about your sservice needs, then relax and watch as we take care of your vvehicle. QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST Q REGULAR We provide quality automotive services for most makes and W models, backed by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. m WHILE YOU WAIT SERVICE W Quick Lane offers vehicle maintenance and light repairs at Q pprices you can afford, with no appointment necessary!

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250-392-7700 • 1-800-668-3994 (123) 456-7890

Mount and Balance Store your tires with us!* ONLY

$10.00 PER SET OF 4


HOURS: HOURS OF OPERATION: MON-FRI 8:00AM-8:00PM MONDAY to SATURDAY SAT8:00 8:00AM-6:00PM 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Proud Member SUNDAY CLOSED of the Ford Family


15.00 Per Tire






April 2013 SMART 55 Plus Cariboo Advisor


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60 MONTHS @4.99%. $3000 down





60 MONTHS @4.99%.

$3000 down




FWD 1.8L I-4 CYL MANUAL 85,000 km

Reg. $10,400 WC700



$5000 down

2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LS AWD 4.8L V-8 CYL AUTOMATIC 79,095 KM Reg. $24,900







Reg. $22,740






Reg. $11,200

Reg. $14,900







12412 84 MONTHS


Reg. $38,990



• AWD • 6.7L I-6 CYL • DIESEL • AUTOMATIC • 45,600 KM $

$5000 down

2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT





Reg. $44,526




AWD 5.7L V-8 CYL 89,248 km

Reg. $26,593


Reg. $25,900




4X4 4.0L V-6 CYL 5 SPEED MANUAL 19,500 KM

Reg. $14,900


FWD 1.5L I-4 CYL MANUAL 126,384 km

• 4X4 • 6.4L V8 • DIESEL • AUTOMATIC $




2010 FORD F-350 XLT 12022 72 MONTHS


FWD 2.2L I-4 CYL 5 SPEED MANUAL 93,673 km



Reg. $13,400







Reg. $16,000

Reg. $13,468

• RWD • 5.7L V-8 cyl • Automatic • 101,500 km


FWD 1.8L I-4 CYL MANUAL 65,934 KM


• FWD • 1.8L I-4 cyl • Manual • 66,860 km $



Reg. $17,981




• FWD • 2.4L I-4 cyl • automatic • 95,729 km


purchase financing on select vehicles


2007 DODGE RAM 3500 SLT AWD 2.7L I-4 CYL MANUAL 90,408 KM




60 MONTHS @5.99%.

Reg. $21,995


$5000 down







Home Is Where The Heart Is

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April SMART 55+  

Newspaper highlighting the senior news and events in and around the community of Williams Lake.

April SMART 55+  

Newspaper highlighting the senior news and events in and around the community of Williams Lake.