Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The _CN BC_ 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2017
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1 CN BC: PUB LTE: Give Kids Realistic Drug InfoTue, 11 Aug 2009
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Sharpe, Robert Area:British Columbia Lines:47 Added:08/12/2009

Dear Editor

Regarding RCMP Const. Jillian Roberts' July 14 letter, good intentions are no substitute for effective drug education. Independent evaluations of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) have found the program to be either ineffective or counterproductive. The scare tactics used do more harm than good. Students who realize they've been lied to about marijuana may make the mistake of assuming that harder drugs like methamphetamine are relatively harmless as well. This is a recipe for disaster. Drug education programs must be reality-based or they may backfire when kids are inevitably exposed to drug use among their peers.

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2 CN BC: LTE: DARE Program Resounding Success With Community SupportTue, 14 Jul 2009
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Roberts, Jillian Area:British Columbia Lines:61 Added:07/16/2009

Congratulations to the Grade 5 and 6 class at Ashcroft elementary as well as the Grade 5 and the Grade 5 and 6 class at Cache Creek elementary for completing the DARE program.

DARE goes beyond the traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize the pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gang or other violent activities.

We learn about making healthy choices for our bodies and our life and how to help others if they struggle with these choices.

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3 CN BC: Getting Help For Substance AbusersTue, 14 Nov 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:128 Added:11/18/2006

Substance use falls on a continuum based on frequency, intensity, and degree of dependency. The transition from use that may be "normal" to use that is problematic can be a slow, gradual process.

Alternatively, problem substance use can occur more quickly, such as heavy drinking following a relationship loss, or increased dependence on pain medications following an accident.

Addiction, the most serious level of substance use, is a disorder identified with loss of control, preoccupation with disabling substances, and continued use or involvement despite negative consequences.

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4 CN BC: Public Invited To Free Production Of CrankedTue, 07 Nov 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:64 Added:11/11/2006

As part of CFDC Sun Country's Crystal Meth Awareness program, Green Thumb Theatre will be presenting the play "Cranked" on Thursday Nov. 24 at the Ashcroft Opera House.

There is no admission fee: everyone is welcome to attend. The play starts at 7 pm.

This newly commissioned play will examine the rising epidemic of crystal meth use by teens.

Using spoken word and hip-hop, playwright Michael P. Northey and Green Thumb Theatre offer a dramatic exploration of addiction and the drug culture.

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5 CN BC: Hard To Shake HabitTue, 07 Nov 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:51 Added:11/11/2006

Street Names: Speed, Meth, Chalk, Ice, Crystal, Crystal Meth, Jib

Methamphetamine belongs to a family of drugs called amphetamines - powerful stimulants that speed up the body's central nervous system. In the 1930s methamphetamine was marketed as a nasal decongestant. The medical usefulness of methamphetamine is limited by the severity of its adverse effects, and by its high addictive potential.

Methamphetamine is not legally available in Canada.

The meth that is produced for recreational use is made in illicit labs with fairly inexpensive, and often toxic or flammable, ingredients. The chemicals and processes used vary from lab to lab, affecting the strength, purity and effect of the final product.

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6 CN BC: Villages Work On Meth FundingTue, 16 May 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:42 Added:05/21/2006

Crystal Meth is a growing problem as the street drug travels from the larger centres to make its way into small town life.

Ashcroft councillors agreed last week to take CFDC-Sun Country up on its offer to deliver a Community Methamphetamine Response program to the community.

Ashcroft Administrator Tom Clement told Council at its May 8 meeting that CFDC had been approached by other communities - Clinton, Lytton and Logan Lake - to take over co-ordination and grant applications for localized programs aimed at Crystal Meth awareness and prevention.

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7 CN BC: Hemp Crop Of ChoiceTue, 14 Mar 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:50 Added:03/18/2006

Up To 200 Acres To Be Seeded In Hemp

Nutritional supplements from the South Cariboo could make their way onto the store shelves of the world in the future.

By the end of the Industrial Hemp Steering Committee meeting March 6, the members had reached a conclusion on how to direct their efforts.

"We are going to focus on grain for our first year; nutritional supplements, the oils and those types of things," Mayor Donna Barnett, the commmittee chair, said.

Hemp grains have proven to be quite popular in the marketplace and products derived from them grace the shelves of grocery and health stores across the western world.

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8 CN BC: Drug CourtsTue, 21 Feb 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Clark, Brennan Area:British Columbia Lines:42 Added:02/27/2006

VICTORIA - The solution to rampant property crime, small-time armed robberies and street-level drug dealing lies in a community-based system of justice and not in stiffer jail sentences for repeat offenders, B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal says.

Speaking at a recent Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce lunch, Oppal said drug-related crime is a social problem that has to be addressed by the community as a whole, not only the justice system.

Oppal, a long-time judge who moved from the B.C. Court of Appeal to provincial politics last year, said his ministry to developing a community court system modelled on similar programs in more than two dozen locales in the U.S. and Canada.

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9 CN BC: PAC Report Ashcroft Secondary SchoolTue, 10 Jan 2006
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:English, Pam Area:British Columbia Lines:50 Added:01/17/2006

The PAC Health and Safety Committee has begun to gather resources on drug, alcohol and other health concerns.

Two very informative pamphlets have been purchased and will be included with the next report card. They deal with "date rape" and drugs that can be found in our area. We are sending them home to you so that you can take the opportunity to discuss these issues with your children.

This committee is still focusing on the development of Community Information Forums and Volunteer Criminal Record Checks for all those who have direct contact with our children. Anyone interested in becoming a Health Committee member or who would like to help out with the events being planned, are asked to contact Kandace Winsor at 457-5339 or leave a message at the school 453-9144.

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10 CN BC: PUB LTE: Bill C-17 StupidTue, 11 Oct 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Barth, Russell Area:British Columbia Lines:52 Added:10/15/2005

Editor, The Journal

Re: Trustees Split on Pot Bill, Oct. 4.

I agree completely that the Liberal's wrongly named "decrim" bill is a joke. But it is not "decriminalization", it is an "alternative penalty program". Cotler said so himself. Why the media insists on calling an "apple" an "orange" is a mystery to me.

The bill would make pot a lighter fine for youths than for adults, suggesting that it is okay for kids to use pot, which it is not!

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11 CN BC: Communities Want Action On CrimeTue, 04 Oct 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Nagel, Jeff Area:British Columbia Lines:72 Added:10/04/2005

VANCOUVER - Mayors and councillors pressed provincial cabinet ministers Wednesday to explain why B.C. has been so slow to hit criminals in their wallets by seizing illegally acquired property.

"We're not tough enough on major criminals," Courtenay councillor Larry Jangula told a public safety panel discussion during the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

He pointed to crystal meth lab operators in particular.

"These people have the ability to seriously damage people forever," Jangula said. "We never hear of maximum sentences. It's common knowledge all across North america that B.C. is the softest on all drug offences that there is."

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12 CN BC: Trustees Split On Pot BillTue, 04 Oct 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:55 Added:10/04/2005

A split board of school trustees defeated a motion to send a letter to MP Chuck Strahl urging him to vote against Bill C-17 for the Decriminalization of Marijuana.

Trustee Karen Perry presented the draft letter to the board, at the request of Chair Carmen Ranta.

"I have followed that particular Bill," said trustee Jim Despot, who called it a good Bill.

He said there were provisions in the bill to notify the parents if a minor is ticketed for possession, which does not happen under current laws.

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13 CN BC: Council Supports Drug-Free ZoneTue, 01 Mar 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:45 Added:03/06/2005

Council endorsed the high school's Drug Free Zone in principle after a presentation by students and Crime Stoppers representative Peter Netherway on Feb. 14.

Netherway told Council that an area could have "drug free" signs posted all around it, but it won't work if all of the community's stakeholders aren't supportive.

"Seventy-five per cent of students have said 'we don't want drugs in our school'." said Netherway. "I think it's incumbent on us as adults to help them."

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14 CN BC: A.S.S. PAC ReportTue, 22 Feb 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:English, Pam Area:British Columbia Lines:39 Added:02/26/2005

At the last PAC meeting, the parents unanimously voted in favour of participating in the newly formed Gold Trail District Parents Advisory Council. Most of the schools within this School District have agreed to take part in this new group to obtain representation on the Provincial Level as well as to represent the School PACs that share similar issues.

Kayely Smyly and Damian Couture did a power point presentation about the Drug Free Zone to the Ashcroft Village Council last Monday.

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15 CN BC: Other School's May Follow A.S.S.'s Drug-Free ExampleTue, 08 Feb 2005
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Fraser, Wendy Area:British Columbia Lines:50 Added:02/13/2005

Now that Ashcroft Secondary School is a drug-free zone, can Lillooet Secondary and other Gold Trail secondary schools be far behind?

Kaye-Lynn Smyly, president of the student council at Ashcroft Secondary, and vice-president Damian Couture appeared at the Jan. 25 school board meeting in Lillooet to explain the drug-free zone program to trustees.

After the students' presentation, trustees unanimously supported Trustee Dave Watkins' motion to endorse in principle the drug-free initiative.

Smyly told the board that a clear majority of students in a school-wide vote supported the proposal to implement the drug-free zone. She said a poll revealed that 75 per cent of students believe there is a drug problem at Ashcroft Secondary.

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16 CN BC: A.S.S. PAC ReportTue, 26 Oct 2004
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:English, Pam Area:British Columbia Lines:49 Added:10/31/2004

The student elections are now completely over and there was a majority vote in favor of the Drug Free Zone Program.

Now steps are being taken to bring this program into realization. The Students Council will be involved with informing the community, as well as all the students, about the implications that will occur once this program is fully implemented. The administration is pleased with the students' decisions to go forward with this agenda. Plans to help guide them into a smooth transition are underway. This program will have a positive effect on the community, especially for anyone residing within this zone which will include the entire area within a two-block radius around the school. Information pamphlets will be developed and handed out throughout the community explaining the full implications of this Zone. The target date for full implementation is Feb. 1, 2005.

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17 CN BC: PUB LTE: Nazi ReportingTue, 28 Sep 2004
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Randell, Alan Area:British Columbia Lines:47 Added:10/03/2004

Editor, The Journal

Re Lytton grow operations found, Sep. 14

On and on it goes, bust after bust after bust, while marijuana remains as plentiful and available as ever and the jails are filled to overflowing with the unfortunate few who were caught with the stuff.

On and on it goes with the media immersing us all with a torrent of drug bust stories from the cops' perspective with nary a word from their victims, their families or from those like me who oppose drug prohibition.

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18 CN BC: ASS PAC ReportTue, 13 Jul 2004
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:English, Pam Area:British Columbia Lines:48 Added:07/16/2004

The results of a student survey conducted at the high school were quite surprising in some areas. Seventy-seven per cent of the students said that they were aware of the drug problem in the school. Again 77 per cent said that they did not improve literacy by being a student at this school. Finally over 75 per cent of the students said they felt safe while on school grounds.

The drug program is being addressed by the Drug Free Zone, which will be detailed for you in later articles. The problem with safety seems to be associated with the drug use. Students say they feel un comfortable when passing a group of kids that gather in a large group to do drugs. Also there was mention of some bullies who wait until not on school grounds to attack other students. As mentioned above, the drug problem is being addressed. As for those bullies who think that they have outsmarted the school, some of their names have been given to the principal of the school. The school will not tolerate any threats. Students do not have to wait until bullies act physically.

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19 CN BC: Cache Creek Driver Killed - BC Leads In Drug OffensesTue, 09 Mar 2004
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:37 Added:03/09/2004

A Cache Creek man was killed early Thursday morning when his truck was struck by another on Hwy 1, three km north of the Alexander Bridge, between Yale and Spuzzum.

The man, who's name has not yet been released, was travelling northbound in a loaded Bobell's truck when he struck a southbound lumber truck in his lane.

RCMP say both drivers were deceased at the scene. The names have not yet been relased, but the driver of the lumber truck was a Falkland man.

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20 CN BC: PUB LTE: Legalize PotWed, 25 Feb 2004
Source:Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, The (CN BC) Author:Russ, Scott Area:British Columbia Lines:64 Added:02/28/2004

Editor, The Journal

Why do we keep kidding ourselves into believing that anything but legalizing cannabis will stop grow ops and the gangs that run them?

You want to decriminalize small quantities of cannabis and increase growing penalties? This is absurd.

Were do you think the small quantities of cannabis will come from, Santa Claus?

I live in the most incarcerated state in the US, we have some of the harshest sentences for cultivation and trafficking and that has done nothing to stop it.

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