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January 18, 2012

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was also greeted with lots friendly faces and positive feedback. MacDiarmid is the Minister of Labour, Citizen Services, and Open Government and it was the Citizens Services portion that brought her to Williams Lake. “There are a couple of BC Government agents, one here in Williams Lake and one in Quesnel‌ and they are serving British Columbians,â€? said MacDiarmid. “We actually going to their offices and talk with to find out what are the local challenges and success stories.â€? Also on the agenda for the Minister was

visiting with the local Chamber of Commerce, and Regional District directors, as well as Mayor and Council. “Its one thing to read it in the newspaper, but to actually sit down face to face with people and find out are there areas that government could better serve this part of British Columbia.� MacDiarmid is a fresh face to the Cabinet, she has only been serving as Minister of Labour, Citizens Services, and Open government since the end of September, but said so far she loves her job.

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MLA Donna Barnett welcomed Minister of Labour, Citzen's Ser vices and Open Government M a r g a r e t MacDiarmid Monday to the lake City. Minister MacDiarmid was in Williams Lake to meet with locals to talk about diferent Citzen Services and what is and isn't working in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Property owner’s checklist

Have you received your 2012 property assessment notice? If it has not arrived in the mail by January 20, call toll free 1-800-668-0086. If so, review it carefully. Visit to compare other property assessments using the free e-valueBC TM service on our website.

Elder College offering courses geared toward mature learners Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor Over 50 and looking to learn something new or meet new people? The Williams Lake Elder College might just have what you are looking for. “Students really enjoy the variety of courses which give them a chance to learn new things without the stress of exams,� said Judy Jenkins, publicity and promotions chair for Elder College. With more than ten courses set to start next month, now is the best time to get registered for one of the exciting courses that are geared towards seniors at a price that is affordable. “Budding musicians and newbies will have fun at the popular guitar workshop led by George Cornett,� said Jenkins.

Questions? Call the office listed on your notice. Don’t forget...if you disagree with your assessment, you must file a Notice of Complaint (appeal) by January 31, 2012.

On top of the guitar workshop, Jenkins also said there will be new additions to the semester. “At the time of registration, members are asked to fill out a questionnaire and the Curriculum Committee takes input from the members,� said Jenkins New this semester is the Yoga of Healing class with Jo Ann Hamm, and Italian Cooking taught by Therisa Peima. Instructor Sharon Prevette will inspire students and help them achieve their personal goals in Creativity Joy. “Many of our course are not available elsewhere,� said Jenkins. On top of the different classes, Elder College also offers three Community Services Courses free of charge according to Jenkins, which include an Estate

Planning course, and a Mature Drivers workshop. And for the seniors out there who want to be a little more tech savvy, the Williams Lake Library Staff will be teaching how to use the electronic library, including audio books and E books and how the system works. And today is registration day at the United Andrews Church from 1 until 2:30 p.m. All remaining spaces will be filled on Jan. 25 at the Seniors Activity Centre. “It’s a social activity, paced for mature learners,� said Jenkins. “You are never to old to learn.� Beat the winter blues by learning something new this year, sign up for classes today in person or by phone. Call 250-392-8101 for more information.


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Private contractor wins appeal on predator control permit Angie Mindus Cariboo Advisor Cariboo Chilcotin livestock producers have another legal option aside from the Conservation Officer Service (COS) when it comes to controlling wildlife predation. The alternative will see private contractor Kyle Lay of Layser’s Kennel and Contracting operate a business under a special, three-year permit which enables him to respond to problem wildlife complaints such as wolves, cougars, grizzlies, black bears and coyotes attacking domestic animals, for a fee for service. “I am happy obviously, but also relieved,” said Lay of the decision handed down by the Environmental Appeal Board January 6 to renew Lay’s previous permit. “We accomplished what we set out to do by clearing the air.” That air Lay was clearing was the result of months of tension building between Lay and his family, who are third generation large carnivore trappers and cougar hound breeders, and the Conservation Officer Service, who also have a 100 years of trapping and tracking history under their belt. The conflict began after the government changed its local mandate in the spring of 2011 to take back predator control --

more specifically providing mitigation services to ranchers whose cattle have been under increasing pressure from wolf predation. To gain a better understanding, one has to look back even further to 2002, when the government of the day mandated the COS put protection of private property (including livestock) on the back burner as a costsaving measure, opting instead to allow the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association to take care of their own business through a federally funded pilot project headed up by Lay, entitled Wild Predator Loss Control and Compensation. That project allowed Lay and designates to target and remove wildlife predating on nontraditional prey species, such as cattle. After the program ran its course, regional management granted Lay a special permit to continue the work under his own name. In the meantime the COS decided to get back into the business of predation control in the spring of 2011. Unfortunately it would seem the needs of ranchers, who have faced significant losses in recent years due to predation on cattle, were lost in the shuffle. Sgt. Len Butler, who heads up the Cariboo Chilcotin Zone, admits that for his officers,

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Wolves are a hot topic for our local livestock producers in recent years with predation incidents higher than usual. Last week private contractor Kyle Lay of Layser’s Kennel and Contracting won a permit appeal which will allow him to continue to operate a fee for service business to remove wolves, cougars, black and grizzly bears and coyotes that impact livestock and domestic pets. The permit is the only one of its kind in the province, as the work is usually handled by the Conservation Officer Service. dealing with the permit appeal has been “like (having) a sore tooth for a year,” adding it has been hard on staff morale. “There has always been the concern that the public won’t call in wildlife complaints,” said Butler. “We’re hop-

ing this permit doesn’t impact that.” Butler said having a private contractor doing the work of the COS isn’t happening anywhere else in the province, but that they will make it work and do what is best for the producers affected by predation control.

“We are not going to stop doing what we do. We respond to all problem wildlife complaints and enforcement.” “We take our job as seriously as the Lays do,” Butler said. “I have been a trapper my whole career. We take pride in our work. And I am proud of our officers. They’ve done an excellent job. They fielded more than 1,200 complaints last year.” The Cariboo Chilcotin Zone currently has seven officers covering 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel. In the 1990’s those numbers were more than double with an additional two officers in Bella Coola and two in Alexis Creek where now there are none. Since the appeal decision was handed down, others have already come forward wishing to apply for similar permits, indicating that Lay’s appeal has opened the door to a much bigger issue - private contractors doing the work of sworn officers, which Lay said was not his intent. “No that is not the direction (government should go),” Lay said. “Right now there is a need (for more options) ... producers are excited.” Lay said in the appeal hearing the COS acknowledged that the service was undergoing a large training initiative

in predation control and trapping for its officers. “That alone means that they have acknowledged the need for improvement at some level.” The Lay appeal took place over two days in Nov. and saw producers rally around Lay, with several ranchers writing letters and even stepping up to testify that the predator control for wolves, cougars and other predators was not only appropriate but badly needed. In his decision, panel chair David Searle said issuing the permit for three years was to everyone’s benefit, as it gives Lay a chance to make a return on his investments, it gives producers a viable alternative which is available to respond promptly and also gives the COS time to further develop expertise specifically in predator control. “Logic suggests that, when this occurs, the producers’ preference will change from paying for a service to one that they can obtain for

free.” Searle added that the private service is of no cost to the government, and producers are not compelled to use it. “Even the COS benefits by (Lay) being available when it is not, and by setting a standard that the COS must strive to meet,” he said. Under the permit, which is expected to be issued in the near future, Lay must work with the COS reporting all calls for service. Lay must also identify and prove what the domestic animal was killed or injured by, review the husbandry practices of the client and call the ministry before dispatching a grizzly bear, due to its blue-listed status as a species of special concern, among other specifics. The permit gives Lay the right to respond to calls for a fee for service concerning all livestock and pets, including cats and dogs. Lay’s business number is 250-296-3300. The COS RAPP Line is 1-877-952-7277.


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Goodbye to the Rabbit and hello to the Dragon Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor Chinese New Year is a time for great celebration for people living in China and cities around the world with


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a high Chinese population such as Vancouver. Chinese New Year falls on January 23 this year, and will bring the Year of the Dragon as Chinese say good bye to 2011 – the year of the Hare. Locally, Chinese New Year isn’t celebrated as grandly as it once was, but according to Jenny and Peter Ng that is because the Chinese community in town is a lot smaller than it once was. The Ng’s have owned Ming’s, a local Chinese restaurant, for the past eight years and run the restaurant along with help from their two boys Riky and Raymond. The Ng’s also have a daughter Cindy who current-

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The Ng's, Peter and Jenny, (left) with their friends Kitson and Miki Wong getting ready for the Chinese New Year that falls on January 23 this year. This year brings the Year of the Dragon which is suppose to be a year of excitement. ly lives in Vancouver. Before the Ng’s owned Ming’s, they ran the Lakeview Restaurant for almost 10 years, according to Peter. Although there haven’t been big celebrations in town recently, the Ng’s along with their friends Kitson and Miki Wong remember when they would have a potluck lunch and large party with other local Chinese people complete with line dancing

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in the street. The ladies remember when they were young growing up in Southern China how excited they would be for the New Year. “New shirts, new shoes– another New Year so everything is new for the New Year,” said Jenny. “When we were kids, we were waiting for the New Year – new clothing, money and food.” Jenny also talked about the red envelopes and how parents put money in them for their children and placed it under their pillows to keep it lucky. “Hopefully the money will bring the children a better fortune in the coming year,” said Miki. Along with the red envelopes and new

clothes for New Years day, other traditions surrounding Chinese New Year are the children staying up as late as possible on New Year’s Eve so that their parents would have a longer life, and visiting relatives and friends on New Year’s day to wish them luck in the New Year according to Miki and Jenny. “We believe as youngers if we can stay up as late as possible on the New Year’s eve, our parents life will be longer,” said Miki. This year is the Year of the Dragon, and Kitson said that means there will be prosperity in the year ahead In the Chinese New Year tradition there is a 12-year cycle of animals that are associated with each year. There

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“The New Year’s Day is for visiting, and the second day is for rest,” said Kitson. Jenny adds how there are three big dinners throughout the 15 days that are meant to gather family and friends together. “With Chinese people, eating takes a very important part in our life,” said Miki. “Gathering together family is an important part of Chinese culture too – so every time we get together we always have a big meal.” People interested in what a traditional Chinese meal is can come to Ming’s for a special buffet dinner complete with a barbequed whole pig in honour of Chinese New Year’s on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 4-9 p.m.

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is the rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The dragon is the only mythological animal to be included and in Chinese beliefs the dragon served a vital purpose, which is why is was included. Chinese New Year is also referred to as the Lunar New Year because it follows a lunisolar calendar, which is why it always happens at the end of January or the beginning of February but usually not on the same days. The Ng`s and Wong`s explained how Chinese New Year`s Eve starts a 15-day celebration and explain how there are certain traditions to keep on certain days during the celebration.




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Likely students learn about cougars first hand Angie Mindus Cariboo Advisor Cougar sightings were the talk of the town in Likely week, resulting in a cougar capture and some hands on education for students. The Conservation Officer Service received a report the evening of Jan. 8 that a resident’s pet dog was attacked by a cougar while on its sundeck at approximately 6:30 p.m. that evening. C.O. Darrell Ashworth said officers attended the scene the next morning and set traps in the area and advised locals of the situation, including the nearby school. “We took the opportunity to give the school a talk on cougar safety,” Ashworth said. “Those kids are our future so it’s important to teach them about wildlife safety,” added C.O. Ken Owens. The following day officers returned to the remote community with cougar hound contractor Clint Andros, where they gave the children another talk and an up close and personal experience with working dogs. Ashworth said that while in town they received another complaint regarding the cougar and managed to track and tree the skinny, 73-pound female cougar and put her down. “It had taken another dog ... it is that learned

Show and tell. Conservation Officer Jeff Piwek shows curious students like Julie Lockyer an emaciated female cougar which the COS captured Thursday near Likely Elementary School after it had been attacking and killing dogs around town last week. behavior we can’t tolerate,” Owens said. Likely Elementary principal Hattie Darney requested officers bring the animal to show the students if caught, which they did. “Our kids live in the same habitat with these animals so they are very interested in learning about animal behaviour and anatomy,” said Darney of the first-hand experience. Darney said the incident fit in nicely with the student’s science curriculum and sparked a lot of great questions from the students about the animal’s territory, gum health and claw size. She said they were not troubled by observing the dead cougar, as some may be, because of their lifestyle. “Most of our students hunt with their parents and enjoy camping and the outdoors, so

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property. Somewhere in the middle of that the officers must also strike a balance in protecting the wildlife resource. “Passing knowledge on to the public is part of our job. There are things people can do to reduce wildlife conflicts.” Owens said winter is a difficult time for animals that may be struggling to find food. Taking away a predator’s easy food source, such as cats and dogs, by keeping them inside or in a safe, outdoor enclosure at night will often prompt cougars to move on. A mother with two to three kittens will consume approximately two deer per week and have a home range 40-kilometres-squared depending on their prey source while a male cougar can roam a home range as great as 800-kilometressquared. Cougar complaints were up a bit last year at 155 locally, with officers identifying eight problem cats in the Williams Lake area which they then captured and put down. Owens said before a

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolu�on is available for public inspec�on. Wri�en submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submi�ed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) forty-eight hours prior to the hearing. No further informa�on or representa�ons can be considered by the CRD Board a�er the public hearing. The bylaw and an informa�on package may be inspected on our website and at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 11, 2012 to January 24, 2012 inclusive (excep�ng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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What value do we place on our great Canadian wildlife? Information aired during a permit appeal to the Environmental Appeal Board recently and its outcome sure is telling in the way government sometimes does (or in this case, does not) do business. According to testimony given during the November hearing, the Conservation Officer Service was told back in 2002 that they were no longer making it a priority for officers to respond to predation problems (specifically wolves predating on cattle). Instead, bureaucrats determined they could save a little money and allow the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and federal government to operate a pilot project run by private contractor Kyle Lay.

Lay and his family have a long and reputable history as large carnivore specialists and an equally as long history with the Conservation Officer Service, with Kyle’s father Dan Lay working as an officer for a number of years. For the next eight years Lay and his designates quietly worked under the successful program to respond to complaints of predation on livestock. Eventually though the program came to an end, as programs do and the COS wanted their work back. During that shuffle in 2010 and 2011 there were gapping holes in what was left available for ranchers, ironically at a time when wolf numbers were on the rise.

Did the government offer their staff any support or resources to get back into predation control in a meaningful way? I wonder if anyone in government management explained to the ranchers what was happening? If I didn’t know any better, I would think the government deliberately hung their COS staff out to dry. In the early 1990s the COS Cariboo Chilcotin Zone operated with 14 officers, two in Bella Coola and two in Alexis Creek. Those posts are no longer there. Why? Are all the wildlife resources out west self regulating like the forest industry? Has anyone told the bears, cougars and wolves about it?

Now, all of Williams Lake (all the way out to Bella Coola and east to Quesnel Lake) has three officers and we have a private business doing the work that was formerly done entirely by the COS. Is this what we’re looking for? Nothing against Lay and family, but is this what the public wants? Does the public want private, fee for service businesses to have the authority to harvest, with no bag limit, cougars, grizzlies, black bears, wolves and coyotes that eats a cow, horse, small dog or kitty cat? What is our wildlife worth? And, who determines that value?

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My digital world is confined to my 10 fingers Alright I admit it, I’m a techno-idiot. Since I have written about this before, I’m tempted to have another go at it, for it is too relevant to dismiss. For example; when my granddaughter came to visit she said; “What! you are not on Facebook? Oh my God I can’t believe it!” So I said without shame, that perhaps she should help me get on. She did and I have now spent a good deal of my time trying to get off. They don’t let you off easily. A lot of people it seems, want to be my Facebook friend. No doubt I have put them off by simply ignoring them. I have enough friends already and they are a handful to keep up with as it is. It turns out that 6 out of 10 hits on Google

are for social networking. I’m not trying to insult people here, but don’t they have something better to do with their time? Go out and milk a cow for Heaven’s sake. I for one, simply don’t have the time for this and I have an even shorter attention span than these electronic crazed kids of today when it comes to chit chat. (There are 5 million Canadians now

on Twitter.) Nosiree! I don’t blog, send text messages, pod casts, or twit or tweet. Nor do I spend too much time on Youtube, Hulu, Youhoo or worry about the second coming of Kindle. And I have no idea what a Wiki is. You can have it, for as far as I am concerned, we are facing an existential crisis here with the amount of factoids flying around and the obsessive need to know everything about everything. There are 31 billion searches a week on Google and one billion tweets per month. Four exabytes of info will have been generated by the end of this year. (How many zeros is that?) Also, there are 4 billion cell phones out there. The number

of text messages per day, exceed the number of people on the planet. Good God! If we excluded all those in the third world who have no cell phone and other large groups like children, who is really doing all this? I’m not and you probably aren’t. Some people send up to 400 a day. When do they have time to go to the bathroom? There was an add on TV the other day that promoted a new IPhone with 10,000 applications. Is this a joke? One would have to live three lifetimes just to manage them all. (Personally, I have very few apps, no matter what button you push.) According to a recent Neilson report, social networking sites account for 10 per cent

of the total time spent online and its growing rather dramatically. My social network is confined to a few neighbours and the tellers at the bank. Face Book has 650 million plus subscribers at the time of this writing. If it were a country it would be the third largest. For me, MySpace is a room in the basement I’ve converted into an office. Now I don’t own a GPS, I consult a map. (Even then things get a bit dicey.) However I did have an opportunity once to use one while in Kamloops which was in my son-in law’s truck. A lovely female voice with a quite proper English accent gave me directions to where I wanted to go, but when I asked how to return, I got a rather snooty reply.

“What, have you been taking stupid pills?” No doubt, we are in a rapidly changing digital landscape and I’ve had to throw my slide rule out and force myself to adapt. My digital world is confined to my 10 fingers. Yet I can't recall ever being bored without all these techno gizmos or 370 digital TV cable stations. For a good time, we used to play Monopoly, (until I gravitated to poker and played with real money.) I noticed my granddaughter was constantly plugged into her Ipod even while on the computer, so out of curiosity, I asked if I could hear what she was listening to. Something called intergalactic electro-pop. Well, there was more thumping and bang-

ing than being on the factory floor in a steel mill. Needless to say, she wasn’t the least bit interested in my music. Okay, I realize Glenn Miller isn’t exactly hot these days. Yep the digital world is passing me by, (I can’t even hack my own computer, I keep forgetting my password.) But to tell the truth, I’m not all that broken up about it. I’d rather let it go on its way while I sit and wait for the next revolution to hit. Which by the time I’m in my nineties, it will be direct mindto-mind communication without the need for some electronic device to challenge our patience or clutter up our thinking processes. I’m into living simply, and simply living!

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Dear Members, friends, and supporters

We have a very busy year providing many with food and shelter during the year. Bella Coola has had road closures and floods, which as caused much stress on the communities out west. Abrahams sent out much needed dry goods. The flooding not only affected the animals but those hunting for meat and berries to pick. Clients that reside at the lodge are doing well. They have a safe loving home and abide by the house rules. Many overnighters star for court, Dr. appointments, funerals and gatherings, as they are low on income and cannot afford other accommodations. Kristin Keith has been our funding coordinator; she is a director and is talented and very much loved by all. Kristin reaches out where our hands seem tied. Lots of time is spent looking, listening, and keeping up with requests of those who frequent the lodge. Giving good cheer to others makes all the working and volunteering worthwhile. Many household items that are given to the lodge are given free to those who are in need. Please help to keep Abrahams Lodge open for all. Luanne Best Abrahams Lodge and Care Society

Political games for political gains The Major Bankers got together recently to tell Canadians about the Economy. They said any growth would be skinny. We all have to ‘suck a little slough water’ throughout 2012 as there will be little growth in Canada, and the feds, along with the provincial government are trying to balance budgets just a few years down the road, so there will be little money coming from there. Most governments are also cutting some staff as we move into the slimmer days ahead. Obviously it is not

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a time to go asking for money as there is none, but that does not stop the BCTF Teachers Union as they are looking for a strike settlement that would cost about $2B dollars. How do you think

the government should be spending our money this year and a few years after? The B.C. Libs apparently had some money tucked away because they recently came up with $30M for communities looking for recreation bucks. Quesnel and Williams Lake were amongst many municipalities and regional districts applying for some of these dollars. Quesnel is looking for a new arena and Williams Lake has asked for money to put in an overpass over Mackenzie Avenue to connect to our Famous

River valley Trails. Why do we need an expensive crossing to the valley when there is a perfect access area just a few blocks away? It is an interesting media campaign where the Libs are blasting away at NDP leader Adrian Dix. They are calling him ‘Risky Dix’ for his fiscal record during the 90’s when the New Democrats were in power...Dix replied with an accusation about the Liberal economic record such as the HST. The next election is not until 2013 and already we have had

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challenges and opportunities in the 2012 budget and in long-term financial planning. The dates of future meetings will be announced as soon as they are set. Budget information packages

are expected be available on the City’s web site on the Fridays prior to the meetings. A formal public consultation meeting on the 2012 budget and five-year financial plan will be held in March. Under the Community Charter, the City’s financial plan and property tax rates must be adopted by May 15th of each year.


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3Gen Cabinetry and Lighting opens showroom Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor After playing minor pro hockey in the States until he was 29, Tyler Boucher decided to dabble in real estate investing while living in Las Vegas. When he did come back to Canada, Tyler convinced his dad, Eric, into coming out of retirement and to help him start developing property in Williams Lake which eventually led to 3Gen Cabinetry being created just over three years ago. The company was started after some of the local trades people working on their townhouse project on Hamel Road asked for a price

on a custom kitchen.   “One of our subcontractors was impressed with the quality of our kitchens and we gave him a price on a kitchen for his own home - at that point we saw an opportunity and we’ve been moving forward ever since,” said Boucher. “ We went by word of mouth for a few years and we got busier and busier, so this year we decided to take the next step and open a show room.” 3Gen Cabinetry is made up of Tyler, his father, and his Granddad – his Granddad is 92 years old and lives in Abbotsford but still makes visits up to see how things are going.

“He surveys things and sees how we’re doing – at his age he’s still doing great so he loves coming up to check (things) out,” said Boucher. “My dad was a cabinet maker and house builder for many years,” said Boucher. “And when I was growing up I worked for my dad. I started when I was ten years old carrying lumber and hammering nails.” It’s usually his dad, Eric, who works with the customers to design their new kitchens, and is on-site a lot of the time. 3Gen Cabinetry’s showroom is located at 101B – 369 Oliver

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ship with Columbia Kitchen Cabinets, who have been manufacturing high quality custom cabinetry out of Abbotsford, B.C. for over 40 years. “We’re really excited to be working with a company of this caliber.” To take a look at some of the products 3Gen Cabinetry provides, potential customers can go to the following websites:, and columbiacabinets. com. Courntey Taylor Photo According to Boucher, A brand new custom cabinetry and lighting show room opened in the average delivery time Williams Lake last month, manager DJ Mostert and owner Tyler for one of their custom Boucher in 3Gen Cabinetry and Lighting;s showroom. kitchens is about six to eight weeks. Street, between All-Ways Boucher said the walk- have to go out of town “We want to make Travel and Curves, and in traffic has been really to find what they need, sure we can deliver when steady so far. and the same goes with we said we would - or “We have had lots granite countertops.  sooner, we are always of good feedback from With 3Gen, those prod- trying to get it done people - which has been ucts are made available sooner.” exciting.  We didn’t right here in Williams 3Gen Cabinetry is really expect a lot right Lake in a customer hosting a grand openout of the gates but it’s service focused atmo- ing at the showroom on been an attention grab- sphere.  Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 ber when people drive “When people walk a.m. to 4 p.m. by and see some of the through the doors, we “We would like to sparkly lights in the win- want them to know invite everyone down dow.” that they are in good to view our showroom Those sparkly lights hands and our priority is and enjoy some refreshare courtesy of Design that they get what they ments,” said Boucher. Lighting, who 3Gen has want,” said Boucher. “Come down and enter also partnered up with. “Our biggest focus is the draws for some big “We’re distributing customer service.” give-aways including everything they carry,” Another person who a grand prize of up to said Boucher. “Literally is part of the 3Gen team $5,000 off the price of a thousands of lights.”   is D.J. Mostert who new kitchen.” Boucher adds that manages the showroom Boucher also adds 3Gen also has a small and who is on hand to that the second prize is lighting display in the greet and assist people up to $3,000 off a new showroom. when they come in. kitchen, and that there Usually with fancy or Boucher explains that will also be lighting givetrendy lighting people 3Gen works in partner- aways and door prizes.

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Communication the key Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor Communications is one of the most important parts of any relationship, whether it be romantic, with a boss, family member, or friends, but most of the time our communication is not as good as it could be. Williams Lake is being treated with a special non-violent communication workshop entitled ‘Speak to me like you love me’ lead by certified nonviolent communications trainer and speaker, Rochelle Lamb. Lamb is being brought to the lakecity by Melanie Reinelt, who has been studying non-violent communication, which was developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, for many months and said she’s realized how powerful and simple non-violent communication can be and wanted to share it with the rest of the community. Reinelt says people who register for Lamb’s two-day workshop will learn skills in communicating in a way the other person can actually hear you. Reinelt encourages people to join

Lamb in this revealing and insightful workshop on how to increase your relational intelligence and communication effectiveness. During the workshop participants will learn the four cornerstones of successful relating, how conflict starts and escalates and what to do about it, how to translate “hard to hear” messages into something productive for everyone, as well as your role in establishing harmonious communication and keeping things on track. Reinelt suggests giving a gift that is more unique and more powerful than any box of chocolates for Valentines Day this year.“Why not surprise your partner with the gift of communication that can transform and renew the love you know is there,” said Reinelt. “Really, what would you give to feel in love again?”An early bird rate is available for the workshop until Jan. 20. Register online at www.rochellelamb. com or by calling Lamb at (250) 4807122. The workshop is being held at the Williams Lake Friendship Centre on Feb. 4 and 5.

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On Jan. 11. the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary acknowledged their Executive members at the Deni House. Left to right: Cynthia Wilson,, Marie Payne, Judy Newbery, Christina Ford and Mary Lewis.

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PICTURED RIGHT: The free skate Sunday afternoon served as a good time for some father daughter time for Chris Erlandson and his daughter Hannah, 3.

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PICTURED LEFT: Little Taryn Hinsche, 5, gets help from her dad Lorne off the ice after spending lots of time on the ice during the free skate on Sunday.


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Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor For the past 20 years, United Carpet has been putting on the best one day flooring sale in town and this year is no exception. “It’s always been a one day sale,” said Parnell Pinette, owner. “Typically the first weekend in February.” Pinette said this year will be no different than years’ past and everything will be on sale with some items being ridiculously discounted hence the name ‘Crazee Carpet Caper.’ “Absolutely everything we have in store and all special order items will be on sale.” This includes area rugs, tiles, linoleum, hardwood, laminate, blinds, paint and of course carpet. Pinette said their store is always very busy, and for the last four years his store has been Number One in Canada in sales. “We have a friendly competition between the

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stores to see who has the highest sales, we’d like to continue being Number One again this year.” Pinette has been running United Carpet in town for the past 12 years, and working there for 19 years. It is a family business that was owned by Pinette’s father since 1977.

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Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor On Saturday January 21st, the local musical group “My Wife’s Quartet” will be playing live at the Gecko Tree restaurant. , The Gecko Tree is a vegetarian restaurant located on Mackenzie Avenue, between Oliver Street and Borland Street that serves up great food, as well as supports the local arts scene., “I like to support the local artists who support me, ” says Crystal Baba, owner of the Gecko Tree. “It’s nice to help each other out.” She says the restaurant always has local artwork on the walls and sells local musician’s CDs., “It all adds to the atmosphere, ” says Baba., “My Wife’s Quartet has played at the restaurant before and it’s always a good show.”, My Wife’s Quartet is a group of musicians who have been playing together in the city for a long time, and started out as members of the popular Hot Buttered Blues. , And as Williams Lake has changed over time, so has this band changed

musicians, but the core has remained the same. They still have Brian Sawyer on electric guitar and Glenn Robson on trumpet and flugelhorn. Suzanne Butterfield is the band’s vocalist while her husband Michael Butterfield plays bass (though he used to be a saxophone player).“There are places to play, and there are places not to play, ” said Michael Butterfield. “We like a captive audience… what we do is totally meant for the people who come see us.”, The band plays a mixture of blues, jazz, swing and country and Butterfield says they really only play songs that appeal to them., “I find inspiration in songs that really mean something.”, Tickets for the show are available at Audio Video Unlimited and at The Gecko Tree; there are only going to be 40 tickets available. The ticket for the show does not include the dinner. For dinner reservations call the Gecko Tree. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm.


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Hockey player wins skate of a lifetime Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor Little Thomas Burke got to do something over the weekend that most grown men only dream about. He not only was at Rogers Arena Sunday night to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the visiting Anaheim Ducks, but he was lucky enough to skate out onto the ice with the team, skate around the ice and stand with the starting line as the national anthems were sung. “We entered online through the BC hockey online newsletter – they wanted a picture to show your hockey spirit,” said Thomas’ mom Tana Burke of how her son won the honour. Burke said they sent in a picture of Tyler decked out in Canuck memorabilia, standing along side more Canuck memorabilia. When she found out a couple weeks ago Thomas won she could hardly believe it, and neither could Thomas. Since he could talk ,Thomas has been a Canucks fan. He grew up watching them play with his grandma and has been playing hockey since he was five. “When he first starting talking, he would stand by the T.V. and say ‘there’s tuzzi’ or ‘go tuzzi,” said his mom, explaining that his favorite player was Todd Bertuzzi. Thomas said

this past weekend was one of the best times of his life even though he was extremely nervous skating in front of so many people. “I really didn’t want to do it at first – but as (the day) came closer I felt better about it,” said Burke. As part of every home game the Canucks pick a young fan to join them on the ice for the National anthem, and the Burkes feel truly lucky to have been picked. “We wanted to go to a game for a long time, and to have this experience was just great,” said Tana. As part of the experience they were treated to a tour of the dressing room, and Thomas even was able to share a few words with some of the players as they warmed up in the halls, as well as watch rinkside as the team has their warm up. “I talked to Henrik Sedin, Kevin Beiska, and Keith Ballard – it was awesome.” After the tour and fun it was down to business for Thomas. He put on his skates and gear and made his way to his post at the opening of the Canucks tunnel to wait for his signal to skate out onto the ice. “I just looked

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Thomas awaits his cue to lead the Vancouver Canucks onto the ice at Rogers Arena.

straight ahead at the guy who was going to give me the signal to go out,” said Thomas. His mom adds that he was told if he didn’t go when he was suppose to the players would run him over so it was very important to watch for the signal. “I was nervous waiting,” said Thomas. “My feet were just shaking in my skates.” During the national

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Mom of the week. Thomas Burke and his mom Tana at the Twin Arenas in Quesnel Saturday morning. Thomas and his Atom team Wolf Pack were in Quesnel for a hockey tournament. Thomas played three games Saturday before heading back to Williams Lake Saturday night, then to Vancouver Sunday morning for the Canucks game. Tana said Thomas felt like he couldn’t let his team down by missing his team’s tournament. anthems, he stood along side the starting line up of the Vancouver Canucks, which just

happen to include Thomas’ favorite player Ryan Kesler. “He’s my favorite

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Blue Fins dominate at Frost Fest swim meet Courtney Taylor Cariboo Advisor Sam Ketcham pool was full of blue fins, barracudas, and wave riders this past weekend for the annual Frost Fest swim meet that is hosted in Williams Lake every year. This year there was a strong showing from three swim clubs, with the newly formed Quesnel Wave Riders joining the Prince George Barracudas and Williams Lake Blue Fins. The Blue Fins had a strong showing at the meet with many local swimmers taking top spots on the podium for the aggregate awards. “We had 43 swimmers, while Prince George sent 21 and Quesnel sent 15,” said Marilyn Haines, head coach for the Blue Fins. “Prince George didn’t send any of

their older swimmers, but used the meet as more as a developmental meet.” For the 15 and over female individual award, Tracey Beauchamp took gold, Geneva Gordon silver and Abbi Taylor took bronze. For the 15 and over male individual award, Patrick Verbeeck took gold and Jeremy Zwiers took silver. In the 13 and 14-year-old female individual, Ashley Beauchamp took gold, Danika Robson silver and Kelsey Blokland bronze. For 11 and 12-year-old females, local swimmer Coral Choi took gold, while David Russell took gold in the 11 and 12-year-old boys. The most exciting race of the weekend was the dash for cash where the top fin-

ishers in the 200m individual medley on Saturday competed in a 100m individual medley on Sunday. In the female dash for cash, Blue fin Ashley Beauchamp finished first and won $75, her teammate and sister Tracey Beauchamp came second and won $50, and Geneva Gordon came third winning $25. In the male dash for cash, it was a close race between Blue Fin teammates Patrick Verbeeck and Jeremy Zwiers with Verbeeck coming first winning the $50, and Zwiers second winning $50, Prince George’s Adrian Lamb finished in third for the $25 prize. Though the swimmers finish great, their real challenge came down to one with themselves.

“Success in swimming is measured by personal best times, and we had lots of good best time this weekend,” said Haines. The Blue Fins are gearing up for the busiest time in the season, as they get ready for four meets in five weeks starting in February. “The short course AA are the last weekend in February, and the short course AAA, which are the provincials are the first weekend in March,” said Haines. With the addition of the newly formed Quesnel Wave Rider club, Haines said it is nice to have another club close by. “They come down for our one day mini meets, which is great,” said Haines. “We’re looking forward to the time when 100 Mile House can join us as well.”

Alexandro Brinoni swims his hardest during the 10 and under 100-metre breast stroke on Sunday, it was his first big meet of the season. Jonathan Russell takes a deep breath during his 200-metre individual medley on Saturday afternoon.

Angie Brinoni and Joseph Antonio cheer on Alexandro Brinoni as he competes in the 100-metre butterfly on Sunday.

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Liam McCreight competes in the 100-metre breaststroke on Sunday during the Blue Fins Frost Fest this past weekend at the Sam Ketcham pool.

Long time Blue Fin, Abbi Taylor swims in the 200-metre backstroke on Saturday, Taylor finished with bronze overall for the aggregated 15 and over individual awards.

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T-Wolves battle hard in Kamloops Invitational

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Chase DuBois #16 WIlliams Lake Timberwolves. Submitted by Michelle Palmer Williams Lake’s first games at the Kamloops Invitational tournament was against the Kelowna Rockets. This is a team that the T-wolves had not faced before this season and it ended in a 2-2 draw. Kelowna came out flying at the T-wolves and opened the scoring only 1:04 into the period. WL's Chase DuBois evened the affair with a unassisted goal seven minutes later. The second period was scoreless with both teams hav-

ing end to end action. Throughout this game the T-wolves were in penalty trouble and were able to kill off a total of 18 minutes playing short-handed, however Kelowna did manage to pocket a power play goal midway through the 3rd period. DuBois put the team back at even with a goal one minute later off a pass from d-man Kolten Carpenter. The game ended 2-2 with Chase DuBois receiving game star. Later on Friday, Williams Lake went head

to head with Kamloops and were one and one against them this season and were looking for their first win of the tournament. Kamloops got on the board first with only a minute left in the first period. Justin Bond scored with an assist going to Owen Powers in the second but the tie was short lived as Kamloops went ahead and didn't look back. They picked up another goal in the second and the third period remained scoreless. Spencer Neufeld

received game star in the loss for WL. Saturday started out with a match up against Kent Valley, Washington. The American team scored first as both teams to this point were in a must win situation. DuBois opened the second period with a goal 15 seconds in with assists going to Brendan Lane and Tyler Chapman. Still in the second the Valley team went ahead and it stayed that way until the six-minute mark of the 3rd when Spencer Neufeld was rewarded for going hard to the net as he got a great pass on a two on one from Bond. A minute later DuBois picked up his second and third of the game with assists from Lane and Darien Grace. Dylan Sellars pocketed an empty net to seal the win for the Twolves. DuBois was rewarded for his efforts with game star. Unfortunately the final game of the round robin against Langley was the wolves last game as they fell short in a must win game 5-4. This

game saw both teams going to the box, however the wolves with double the amount of time. Langley got the only goal of the first period then Justin Hansen got WL on the board with a great shot from the point unassisted on the power play in the second. This game went into the third with Langley ahead 2-1 however, DuBois got his team back even at the 12-minute mark of the third. Langley fought back and scored two quick goals a minute apart. WL pulled

Griffen Outhouse as WL was on a power play late in the third and Langley score into the empty cage to make it 5-2. The Timberwolves fought through and didn't give up and score two goals in under a minute. Bond scored at the :27 and Colton Thomas from DuBois :15 later. The game star went to Griffen Outhouse for his great play between the pipes. Next action for the T-wolves is this coming weekend in WL.

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Drop-In Fitness Classes – No Membership Required! The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex (CMRC) is now offering dropin fitness classes at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The

new location is convenient, spacious and features sprung floors which make for a much more comfortable workout. Drop-in fitness classes are an excel-




lent way for people to try out different classes without committing to them. They are also a great way to mix up your regular routine. The CMRC offers five different drop-in classes throughout the week: Boot Camp and Gentle fit take place at the CMRC, and Yogalates, Hottie Body and Kandee’s Kardio Klass take place at TRU. Here is what the instructors have to say…

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first, such as in the attic and around electrical holes, plumbing vents, basement rim joists (where the foundation meets the wood framing), recessed lighting, windows and doors.

Spray foam insulation can help overcome many issues associated with conventional fibreglass or cellulose insulation, such as settling, sagging and potential moisture problems.

#2—Check your insulation If you have conventional fibreglass or cellulose insulation, settling and sagging can compromise its performance and lead to a big hit on your energy bills. Look for gaps and signs of moisture problems in your insulation, especially in the attic, in the basement and in the room over the garage.

If you’re planning home improvements or an addition, consider installing an insulation/ air barrier (like innovative Icynene) for complete air sealing and energy savings of up to 50 per cent over conventional insulation. More information about your insulation options is available online at #3—Check your

furnace How old is your furnace? If it pre-dates 1992 it might only operate at about 55 to 78 per cent efficiency. A new Energy Starqualified furnace can operate above 90 per cent efficiency as a result of more efficient heat exchangers and electronic ignition. If you upgrade right now you might still be able to take advantage

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What’s the Scoop! your guide to what’s going on in Williams Lake

To place your non-profit event listing you are invited to email no later than Thursday for the following week’s edition of the Cariboo Advisor Main Stream Square and Round dancing Thursday evenings 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the CDC for a $4 fee. Call nick at 250-392-2432 or Marie at 250-3925360 for information or to register. Williams Lake’s

Dry Grad Committee meets every Thursday at the former Gladie’s Fashions (beside the Bank of Montreal). They will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. until June 7, 2012 and are currently looking volunteers to help with

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decorating. The committee is open to all ideas and input. For more information contact Sylvie at 250-3922619. The Studio Theatre has a cast and is now in rehearsal for its next show, The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Ice Cream Clone Review. Directed by Sandi Alaric the play will be on stage February/ March 2010. The Studio Theatre is in need of a few sewers to help with costume construction. Check the Studio Theatre’s website at wlstudiotheatre. com for more info.


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Women’s Only Fitness Class with Ellen Paynton. The class will be learning more yoga poses. This is a free program for women. The class is held Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army. Child minding is available. For more info call the Women’s Contact Society 250-392-4118. M a r a n a t h a Christian School presents a Scrapbooking Getaway - Friday Jan. 20 from 5:00pm11:00pm Saturday, Jan, 21 from 9:00am11:00pm - includes lunch and dinner - tickets at Creative Accents and the school - more info 250-3924995 Pottery Classes – Pottery Classes will be starting Jan. 25 and will run until Feb. 29 on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. Registration is at the Station House Gallery. For more information call Christie at 250398-2055. Williams Lake over 40 Activity Club - A group for singles and

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couples over 40 with similar and varied interests. Activities may include dinners, hiking, camping, movies etc. Always looking for more ideas and people willing to host activities. For more information contact Heather at dentine@ Third Annual Bridal Fair and Womens Expo – Sunday January 22, 11 am – 3 pm at the Elks Hall. Once again, Tovi Pare of Event Essentials and Mobil Shear will be hosting the Bridal Fair where woman can come to view booths from over 30 vendors including Cobalt Spas, All-Ways Travel, Satya Yoga Studio and much more. There will be prizes given away through out the day, with the grand prizes include photography sessions, travel vouchers, and spa packages. Must be present to win, admission is $7. My Wife’s Quartet – Live at the Gecko Tree Restaurant Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Suzanne and Michael Butterfeild, along with Brian Sawyer and Glenn Robson will be playing their signature jazzy, blues music. There will be dinner available by reservation; tickets are available at Audio Video Unlimited, and the Gecko Tree. Call Crystal at the Gecko Tree for dinner reservations. Doors open at 6 p.m.






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WAR HORSE Albert, the teenage son of a poor farmer, falls in love with a beautiful bay foal. When the horse, now nearly grown, is brought to auction, his father is the top bidder. Albert is thrilled and names the colt Joey, but his mother is dismayed—her husband’s purchase leaves them without enough money to pay the rent. Albert trains Joey to be a plough horse so that he can earn his keep. But in 1914, when WWI begins, the army is looking for good horses and his father sells Joey without Albert’s knowledge. Albert vows to find Joey one day and bring him home. Joey is bought by a kind officer, but as a war horse, he experiences the horror of battles in France. Though he endures many hardships, his courage touches the soldiers around him.

NEW VIDEO RELEASES THE IDES OF MARCH A young press spokesman (Ryan Gosling) falls prey to backroom politics, the treacherous manipulations of veteran operatives and seduction by a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) while working for a Governor Morris (George Clooney), a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket. Based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon.


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DOWN 1. Comprehend 2. Low point 3. Kind of layer 4. Robin’s tidying spot 5. Former Portugese monetary unit 6. Opportunities, so to speak 7. Blah 8. Abominable Snowman 9. Presents, as a threat 10. Two-wheeled covered carriage 11. Absorbed, as a cost 12. “Comprende?” 13. “To ___ is human ...” 21. Acrobat’s garb 22. Dressed to the ___ 25. Dye with wax 26. Similar 27. Turn red or yellow, say 29. Bit of color 30. Halftime lead, e.g. 32. Assassinated 33. Ham radio response 34. Burning 35. Dwell 36. Habitual drug user 39. Handrail support 40. Time of nancial need (2 wds) 45. Neigh softly 47. Blows away 49. Flip, in a way 50. Monroe’s successor

HOROSCOPE Do not invest in joint ventures. Unexpected events may be upsetting. Have a heart-to-heart talk with family and find out what the problems are. Don’t overindulge in anyway. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.

Use your genuine warmth and compassion to win hearts. Travel will promote new romantic en counters. You have a lot to offer. You need to lie back and enjoy a little rest. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.

Uncertainties about your living arrangements may be unnerving. Traffic will be busier than you anticipated, so try to get a head start if you have made plans to travel. Pleasure trips will induce exciting and passion ate encounters with those of foreign extraction. Try to be considerate in your personal obligations. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday. Believe in yourself and so will those who count. Make some notes regarding the changes that you should make. You will do extremely well if you get involved in competitive activities this week. You may find your self in a romantic situation. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.

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Your charm will mesmerize members of the opposite sex this week. However, you must not neglect your family. Do not allow colleagues to hinder your ambitions. Look into real estate. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.

Warm, comforting soup for cold winter days With winter arriving last weekend I think it’s time to break open some of the foods that will provide me with a little warmth, despite the weather. I think it is time for big bowl of warm tasty soup, something that is easy to make, and is comforting. Comfort foods, always a popular choice at this time of the year. Comfort foods are always a little different in terms of definition... what I may think is a nice comfort food, would not make it on your top ten list. I think winter comfort foods are certainly different than those of

summer. I would consider soup as a winter comfort food and watermelon as something that gives me that warm comfort when the temperature is high. Perhaps it does not really matter what is considered as a summer or winter enjoy-

ment food, as long as it is something that gives you pleasure. Of course, spring and fall comfort food might enter this equation somewhere as well. So for now with our late winter , soup definitely ranks pretty high for most people. Soup generally is very easy to make and anyone with even limited cooking experience can make does take a while to cook, but worth the 40 to 60 minute wait. Beef Vegetable Soup 1 pound of good quality beef stew meat Olive Oil 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies

1 small can of tomato sauce 1 can of diced Italian style tomatoes 1 potato peeled and cut into eating sized pieces 1 celery rib chopped 1 medium white onion, also chopped 4 minced garlic cloves 1/4 cup of ketchup 1 large chicken bouillon cube ½ tsp of pepper Take the stew meat with a little olive oil

You will be a real chatterbox this week. You may be tired of working for someone else. You may have problems with skin, bones, or teeth if you haven’t been taking proper care of yourself. Don’t get involved in other people’s problems. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.

and cook in a large Dutch oven for about 6 minutes. Put in the frozen vegetables and the tomato sauce, tomatoes, potato, celery, onion, garlic, and ketchup. Then put in the bouillon cube with some pepper. Add in a quart of water and stir. Bring soup to a boil over medium high heat and cover, then reduce to a simmer, stirring a few times in the fifty to sixty minutes of cooking, until potatoes are tender. This is a wonderful soup when it is winter in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Bye for now and Good Cooking.

You may be confused emotionally. You will have a little more energy than usual. Romance will be yours if you get out and do things in large groups. Romance can develop; however, it will most probably be short-lived. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.

Romance could develop through social activities or short trips. You can expect to have a problem with your lover. Don’t put off the things that they have asked you to do. Don’t let jealous friends put you down, making you insecure about your capabilities. Not everyone will be pleased with your plans. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. Sudden romantic connections may be short lived. You may find that you can be the recipient of valuable information if you’re willing to be a good listener. Education may be the answer. You can do well on stage or behind the scenes, the choice is yours. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.

You should include children in your activities. You can bet that you’ll draw attention to yourself. You can work in conjunction with those in the know in order to get to the bottom of any pending issue. You just hate waste, and when someone else costs you dearly you see red. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. You should look into making some physical changes, such as new hair color or toning up your body. Your ability to come up with original ideas will bring recognition from superiors. You can help them more than they can help you. Only bite off what you can chew. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. Your own small business on the side sounds pretty lucrative. You will be able to close any deals successfully. Set aside any decisions regarding your personal life this week. An older member of the family may need assistance. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.


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AROUND THE LAKE: With the Williams Lake RCMP 2012 Jan 10th 2012-238 RCMP received a report that a female who resides in Toosey had scratched a male on the arm. Officers attended the scene and determined charges were not required in this case. 2012-234 A female attended a local clothing store, took some items from the store and left without paying. The female is known to police. Attempts to locate this female are still ongoing. 2012-239 Stabbing At 7:13 pm the RCMP were called to a residence

on Broadway Ave S because a male had been stabbed in the stomach. Officers attended and located a male who was bleeding from a single stab wound to his abdomen. The male was transported to CMH. A male suspect was located inside the residence. The male was arrested and lodged in cells for further investigation.

conducted at 2nd and Boundary. Officers made one drug seizure and issued two no drivers licence tickets. 2012-253 Sudden Death. RCMP attended a sudden death of an elderly female. Cause of death was natural and no foul play is suspected. 2012-251 A female was seen contravening her court imposed curfew. The Officer attended her address to confirm that she was violating her curfew. The female was not at home, breach charges have been recommended.

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12-3147 Around 9:00 pm numerous vehicles had their tires slashed in the parking lot of Oliver’s Pub. Also a red truck was seen leaving the parking lot after damaging a sign. In the process of doing this the suspect left part of the vehicle’s running board behind. Police are still looking for suspect in this investigation. 2012 Jan 15th 2012-357 - Accident A male was travelling south bound near Nenqayni Wellness Center, Hwy 97 N and lost control of his Jeep Liberty. The vehicle rolled approx 100 ft down the embankment.



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Man charged in stabbing Curtis Joesph Paul is facing a charge of aggravated assault stemming from a stabbing incident at a city residence Tuesday, Jan. 10. Paul, 25, was arrested Tuesday evening after police were called to the residence on Broadway Avenue South to find a male in his 50s suffering from a single stab wound to the abdomen. According to police, Paul was found in the residence where the stabbing took place. Crown approved the charge earlier week and Paul was released by a Justice of the Peace as he awaits his first court appearance on the matter Feb. 22, say police.



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The driver was miraculously uninjured and taken home. Anyone with information pertaining to any of these events are asked to please call the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. Crime stoppers subscribes to web tips ~www.



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2012 Jan 12th 2012-279 B&E Sometime over the past two weeks, suspect(s) broke a basement window on a residence located on Litzenburgh Cresc. Suspect(s) failed to gain entry to the residence. No suspects/witnesses have surfaced, this matter is still under investigation. 2012-278 Fraud Internet scam. Posing as Microsoft workers, victim agreed to a virus cleanse of her computer and then paid $300 for the service. This is a known scam, Phone Busters was advised.

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