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Skeeters the focus, but not West Nile virus By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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WEST NILE VIRUS IN B.C. Scientists believe West Nile Virus has been around for more than 1,000 years, but it was first identified in 1937. The virus, most commonly carried and spread by mosquitoes, first showed up in North America in 1999. During the three years that followed, West Nile virus received plenty of media attention in the U.S. and Canada, but

British Columbians were consistently told they had nothing to worry about. The virus arrived in B.C. in 2009 and has maintained a presence — albeit small — ever since. To date, there have been just two confirmed human cases — both in the Okanagan — in which the virus was contracted in this province.

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Spring has sprung in the Tournament Capital — and that means the persistent buzzing of mosquitos is not far off. It used to be that mosquitos were nothing more than an annoying pest to British Columbians, but that changed in recent years as West Nile Virus (WNV) established itself in Canada and gradually worked its way west. In 2003, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) began its West Nile Virus Program — an effort to locate, identify and eradicate the virus in B.C. The program brought with it sweeping preventive measures, including pesticidelarvae control for spe-

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cies of skeeters known to carry West Nile. This year, however, authorities have determined those steps are no longer necessary. Late last year, the BCCDC issued a report on WNV, in which it states another provincial body — the B.C. Communicable Disease Policy Advisory Committee (CDP) — has decided to discontinue pre-emptive spraying of larvae known to carry the virus. “It’s been almost a decade, but now they’re scaling it all back,” said Cheryl Phippen, owner of BWP Consulting — the Kamloops-based company that has been responsible for WNV larvae-control work for much of the Interior. “The ThompsonNicola Regional District will be doing nuisance control, but there’s no longer funding available

for the West Nile work.” According to Phippen, nuisance-control pesticide use targets species of mosquitoes not known to carry WNV. West Nile is carried by a number of species of mosquitoes, but one — Culex tarsalis — is common in the Kamloops area, with the exception of Sun Peaks. Phippen said Culex tarsalis doesn’t usually become an issue until late-summer, usually July and August. The species is largely dependent on the weather, with damp springs and hot summers creating ideal conditions. “In general, those nuisance mosquitoes that are the really persistent ones, they’re not the West Nile carriers,” Phippen said. XSee EITHER A18


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SOAKING UP THE RAYS AT SUN PEAKS A bluebird weekend brought them out to Sun Peaks Resort as the snow and sun made for fantastic days on the hills. FAR LEFT: Trevor Davis of Kamloops shows some great form as he goes airborne off a mogul on the Cowabunga ski run. The 12-year-old has been skiing for four years. LEFT: Three-year-old Delaine Wingnean of Edmonton completes her unassisted trip down the Sun Beam ski run. Delaine’s father, Dan, kept in close proximity to his daughter throughout her way down, but was not called into assistance as the young girl showed no hesitation in making the run in impressive time. George Wycherley photos/KTW

From Grade 8 to grad, native numbers rising While aboriginal graduation rate down slightly, 2011 recorded most graduating students ever By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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The growth is good, but is it sustainable? That’s the question Renee Spence is left pondering after releasing last week a report on First Nations students in the Kamloops-Thompson school district. Spence, the administrator for the school district’s First Nations education council, pointed specifically to growth in the Grade 8 cohort percentage completion rate — the number of students who were in eighth grade in 2005 and graduated in 2011. The rate for First Nations students in the school district last year was 64 per cent — up nine per cent over the previous year,

but still significantly lower than the district’s overall rate of 76 per cent. “We’ve never been over 60 per cent before,” Spence said. “So, it is significant. However, the only way we’re going to be satisfied is if we can sustain it. “Sometimes, a big jump makes you wonder if it’s a stable increase or if it’s an anomaly or a one-off. “We’re hoping it’s a stable improvement, but you can see our numbers have been up and down in past years.” In 2004, the Grade 8 cohort rate was 54 per cent. It fell to 44 per cent the following year and didn’t get back up above half until 2007, when it hit 56 per cent. It has fluctuated since then,

too, measuring 51 per cent in 2008, 57 per cent in 2009 and 55 per cent in 2010 before last year’s spike. During the same time period — 2004 to 2011 — the overall school-district Grade 8 cohort rate has stayed fairly level, between 75 per cent and 79 per cent each year. Despite the record high First Nations Grade 8 cohort rate in 2011, the overall aboriginal graduation rate was down slightly — to 88 per cent from 90 per cent the previous year. But, Spence noted, the number of First Nations students who graduated high school in the district — 151 in 2011, according to the report — was higher than it’s ever been. The number of aboriginal school-district grads going on to

post-secondary studies was also up slightly, to 57 last year from 54 the year before. In 2007, that number was 38. The increases are likely attributable to efforts in working with aboriginal students to make sure they stay in school and succeed. “We’re trying more and more to identify at-risk students and spot them earlier,” Spence said. “Early intervention, early support and early diagnostic work in determining where the student is having difficulty.” A lot of the time, Spence said, the issues can be traced back to the student’s home life. “You have to work on both sides of it — the academic and the social-emotional,” she said. “And, we are doing everything we can to engage parents and connect with them.”

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Spence pointed to the recently opened Strong Start program at A.E. Perry elementary, which was designed with an aboriginal focus in mind. It’s intended to introduce parents and pre-school-aged children to the school system before they the kids are old enough to attend class. “If we can get parents engaged before their kids come to school, then it will be easier to have that connection,” Spence said. “If you can start that earlier, that’s great.” Overall, Spence said she’s “cautiously optimistic” given the numbers. “We’re happy about these results,” she said. “But, the ‘however’ is there. We need to see this sustained and growing.”

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Slow driver leads Mounties to drugs, gun It appears slow and steady does not always win the race after all. A Vancouver man will likely face drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop this week near Kamloops uncovered cocaine and a handgun. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said an officer working highway patrol on the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 5 North) just north of Kamloops on Tuesday, March 20, noticed a vehicle slow down immediately after driving past the police car. “The officer continued to observe the driving pattern and noted the driver continued traveling in the passing lane at a speed well below the posted speed limit,” he said. “As a result of the slow speed, he was impeding traffic and created a back-up of

POLICE BEAT vehicles.” Moskaluk said the Mountie pulled the vehicle over and noticed “several indicators” leading him to believe there were drugs in the car. A drug-sniffing police dog was called out, Moskaluk said, and the canine confirmed the officer’s suspicion. The 26-year-old driver was arrested and the vehicle searched. According to Moskaluk, the search turned up 180 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, $2,000 in cash and a 22-calibre handgun. “The seizure is a considerable amount of drugs to be taken

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Happiness, disappointment in wake of election of new federal NDP leader to succeed Jack Layton By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Reaction is mixed among local NDPers to the election over the weekend of Thomas Mulcair as the party’s national leader. “I was supporting Nathan Cullen so, of course, I was a little disappointed,” said Kathy Kendall, the B.C. NDP candidate in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. “But, he’s the leader — so onward and upward.” Kendall spoke with KTW by phone from Toronto, where she attended the weekend’s NDP convention at which Mulcair was elected. Mulcair, a Montreal MP, won the party’s leadership on Saturday, March 24, defeating six rivals in voting that lasted four rounds. In the end, Mulcair captured more than 57 per cent of the total vote — besting runner-up Brian Topp’s 42.8 per cent on the final ballot. The leadership contest was held to succeed Jack Layton, the popular party leader who succumbed to cancer last August. Rick Turner, presi-

Kathy Kendall, the B.C. NDP candidate in the KamloopsNorth Thompson riding, was supporting Nathan Cullen in the federal NDP leadership race. KTW file photo

dent of the KamloopsNorth Thompson NDP Constituency Association, said he’s happy to see Mulcair atop the national party. “He was one of my top two choices,” Turner told KTW. “I was really torn between him and Topp.” Turner said Mulcair’s experience in Ottawa will help the NDP moving forward, as the party attempts to retain and expand on a surge in support during last year’s federal election. “As someone who’s been very active in parliament, he’s someone who knows how government works from the

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Class size remains key for School District 73 Only band, choir and phys-ed classes going over the 30-student cap By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Classrooms in the Kamloops-Thompson school district are not overcrowded — most of them, anyway. According to a report expected to be presented to SD73’s board of education at its regular meeting last night (March 26), 19

classes out of approximately 1,400 in the district which are over the 30-student cap. Of those, none are in elementary schools and none are considered academic courses — meaning they’re subjects like band, phys ed, choir and photography. SD73 board chair Denise Harper said she

hopes the report will make clear to parents district classes are not overcrowded. “It’s what we have been saying, it’s what we’ve known,” she said. “I know that there are districts in B.C. which do allow class sizes to exceed 30. “We just want it to be very clear that it’s

not the policy of this district to allow class sizes to exceed 30.” Harper said the policy to keep class sizes from exceeding 30 — outside of subjects like band and gym — has meant some shuffling, especially in elementary schools. “What it’s resulted in is split classes at the elementary level,” she said. “It’s out of necessity to ensure we do not exceed the class sizes.”

Harper said she’s proud of the fact SD73 classes are not overcrowded. “I think it shows anyone who cares to do any sort of analysis that the position of the district has always been to limit class sizes,” she said. Last school year, SD73 had 17 oversize classes. Two were academic courses. In 2010-2011, high school classes in the Kamloops-Thompson

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HE 1899 MURDER OF Kamloops man Philip Walker at the hands of Casimir the Indian was regarded at the time as “the most cold-blooded ever perpetrated in this province,” according to The Inland Sentinel, and it made headlines from Victoria to Newfoundland. It was no surprise, then, to those living at the time, that Casimir had been arrested, tried, convicted and hanged all within 48 days of the murder itself. There has been a lot of talk in B.C. lately about the slow-turning wheels of justice — from delays in charges being laid against Stanley Cup rioters in Vancouver, to animalcruelty cases being tossed on Vancouver Island due to backlogged courts. What’s the big difference? According to legal historian Ken LeytonBrown, just about everything. “In order to connect the punishment with the crime, one of the more powerful parts of the theory of capital punishment is deterrence,” the University of Regina history professor told KTW. “They wanted the execution to happen as soon as possible after the trial, and the trial as soon as possible after the crime.” Leyton-Brown — who wrote a book, The Practice of Execution in Canada, on the subject — said that desire to deter meant things happened very, very fast in the early days of Canadian capital punishment, including the time in which hangings were carried out in Kamloops. “In the early days, they pretty much did

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Invitations — like this one, distributed prior to Casimir’s execution in June of 1899 — were sent out to prominent members of Kamloops society prior to hangings. This practice disappeared as public views on capital punishment changed and executions became private. Kamloops Archives photo

happen as quick as possible,” he said. “So, all of these issues of appeals had to be dealt with very quickly. And, in a place as large as Canada, where it can be difficult to move things around, that posed problems.” Apparently not for Casimir, who was hanged in Kamloops in June 1899, or Louis Paquette, who was dealt the same fate in the same place three years later — just 38 days after he murdered another man in a community in the Shuswap. Compare that to today, where Canadian murder trials themselves will often last lon-

ger than 38 calendar days. In the United States, where some states still have capital punishment, a death sentence almost always means decades of appeal after appeal. Many of the sentences will never be carried out. According to deathpenaltyinfo.org, there are approximately 3,200 condemned prisoners in 34 American states. In 2011, there were 43 executions in the U.S., down from 46 the previous year.

Hangmen in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries — the time in which executions were carried out in Kamloops — had fairly strict routines, though they changed slightly as the years passed. When Albert Mallott became the first man to be hanged in Kamloops, it was a public spectacle. Accounts describe spectators cramming area rooftops and crowding hillsides to catch a glimpse of the execution, but they became more private as time went on and public views of capital punishment changed. Condemned prisoners were usually housed in a cell very near the gallows and likely heard the construction of the scaffold in the days leading up to their hanging. It is believed Hangman Radcliffe had a habit of having a witness recite the Lord’s Prayer prior to a hanging — with the drop taking place on “deliver us from evil.”

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S. Takahashi was a Japanese railworker in the Kamloops area, as was Omari, his victim. In the months leading up to the murder, the two men were heard arguing on numerous occasions. On April 27, 1912, Omari attacked Takahashi as he slept in a railworker bunk car, hitting him several times in the face before fleeing.

Omari returned to the bunk car a short time later and Takahashi shot him with a .38-calibre revolver. Takahashi told police he was acting in self-defence and described the shooting as a matter of honour. Despite those pleas, he was convicted following a trial in Kamloops. He was executed by Hangman Radcliffe on Sept. 9, 1912.

U.S. man shot cop on Lake Okanagan steamer A 24-year-old American, Walter Boyd James, wound up in B.C. after deserting the U.S. Army. He fell on hard times and, on March 16, 1912, robbed a store in Kelowna. While fleeing south, he made quick friends with a man named Wilson. Two days later, the new pals were arrested by policeman Const. Aston at a hotel in Penticton. James was leg-ironed

to Wilson for the trip back to Kelowna aboard a steamboat named Okanagan. At some point during the overnight sailing, James pulled a pistol on Aston and demanded the leg-iron keys. Aston lunged at James and a shot rang out. Aston was killed and the two prisoners made off for Peachland. They were arrested by area ranchers after a few days on the lam,

but Wilson was eventually let go without charge. James, on the other hand, was convicted of murder at trial in Vernon two months later. Despite a number of escape attempts — including blowing pepper in the eyes of a Kamloops jail guard the day before his hanging — James was executed by Hangman Radcliffe on Sept. 9, 1912, in a doublehanging alongside S. Takahashi.

Paul Spintlum maintained his innocence to the end. Convicted of murder after policeman Const. Kindness was shot dead near Vernon in May 1912, Spintlum was sentenced to hang — despite the fact another man, Moses Paul, admitted to the killing. At trial, a prosecutor described Spintlum and his associates as “the worst Indians in B.C.” Spintlum’s final words, just before Hangman Ellis pulled the lever on the gallows in Kamloops on Dec. 12, 1913, were: “Goodbye, friends. I am dying for another’s crime.”

Brit killed by Austrian Jurcko Onucki, an Austrian immigrant working construction in South Fort George — present-day Prince George — killed British man Harry Porters after a night of drinking on Christmas Eve 1913. The only evidence against him was the word of two witnesses, who said they saw him covered in blood. Despite pleas for clemency from the Austro-Hungarian consul, Onucki was hanged in Kamloops on July 31, 1914.

The following men were convicted of murder and had their death sentences carried out in Kamloops (those whose names appear in bold are profiled on this page): 1886: Albert Mallott 1890: Frank Spencer 1899: Casimir 1902: Louis Paquette 1903: Alex Louie 1905: Joshua Bell 1906: Alex Chewilna 1907: James A. Dale 1907: Chun Kee Yow 1908: Francesco Ceddio 1910: Ernest Louis 1910: Basil 1912: S. Takahashi 1912: Walter James 1913: Paul Spintlum 1914: Jurcko Onucki 1915: Charles Perrault 1915: Charles Rye 1915: Albert L. Clinger


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HORTLY AFTER BEING elected in a byelection in 1995, dairy farmer-turned-politician John van Dongen was interviewed at his Matsqui Prairie farm in Abbotsford. The interview took place while van Dongen walked the land with a Vancouver Sun reporter. The story consisted of a profile of B.C.’s newest MLA, with a focus on van Dongen’s strong pro-life beliefs. Such a stance may have been enough to create some conversation west of the Port Mann Bridge, but was (and remains) perfectly in line with the deeply conservative beliefs of residents van Dongen represents in the riding of Abbotsford-South, which sits smack on the buckle of the province’s Bible Belt. So, when the 17-year MLA dropped a bombshell yesterday (Monday, March 26) by standing up in the legislature and announcing he was quitting the B.C. Liberals and joining the B.C. Conservatives, I cannot say I was entirely surprised. Having covered van Dongen when he was first elected and through two successive election campaigns, the man’s core conservative values are more than evident to even the mostcasual observer. When a solicitor general steps down due to a “scandal” that involves nothing more serious than too many speeding tickets — as van Dongen was forced to do last decade — you know this isn’t a politician on par with Paul Reitsma or Bill Vander Zalm in the controversy league. When van Dongen rose in the legislature yesterday to announce his

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MUSINGS decision to switch political teams, he made a point of referencing a lack of integrity within the B.C. Liberal government. Van Dongen cited the still-stinky issue of his government paying the $6-million legal tab for Dave Basi and Bob Virk, after they had pleaded guilty to amended charges in the fraud case. Interestingly, van Dongen’s fellow Abbotsford MLA, current Health Minister Mike de Jong (who was elected in a byelection the year before van Dongen entered politics), was attorney general when the deal was reached to have taxpayers foot the legal bill for Basi and Virk. Van Dongen also mentioned the strange decision by the government to suddenly cancel the $40-million deal with Telus to grant naming rights to B.C. Place Stadium. “There have been other lapses in proper accountability and I expect more to come,” van Dongen said. “When more and more decisions are being made for the wrong reasons, then you have an organization that is heading for failure.” While van Dongen cited “integrity”

five times in his speech, Environment Minister Terry Lake, MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson, told me van Dongen’s use of the word rang “hollow” to him. While noting the announcement came as a surprise, Lake argued any issues van Dongen has with the B.C. Liberals should have been brought to the B.C. Liberal team and worked through. “I knew John was upset with not being in cabinet and maybe he was upset he didn’t have the influence he thought he should have,” Lake said. “I think some of the comments he made were unfair.” Unfair they may or may not be, but what cannot be disputed is the B.C. Liberal Party is doing a bang-up job following in the self-destructive footsteps of Social Credit. It is not a matter of whether the Liberals will collapse during the next election; it is a matter of how bad the fall will be. While Lake remains committed to the party — “we’ve done some really good things and, yes, we’ve made some mistakes, but all parties do” — a single-digit B.C. Liberal MLA count following the May 16, 2013 election wouldn’t raise either of my eyebrows. From the HST debacle to the unresolved BC Rail scandal to all sorts of missteps in-between, is there anybody out there who can objectively claim there is any way but down for Christy Clark’s beleaguered party? Watch for more MLAs to follow van Dongen’s lead in the months to come. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds

The teenage boy who died in the head-on collision recently in Maple Ridge was violating conditions of his driver’s learning permit. Dawson Spencer, 17, was driving a mini-van with two male passengers. It crossed the centre line and collided with a car carrying three young girls, one of whom also died. Police said the van was weaving in and out of traffic. Speed and inexperience were definitely factors. Spencer shouldn’t have been driving after midnight, based on restrictions under ICBC’s graduatedlicensing program. Nor should he have had any passengers with him. The female driver of the other vehicle in the crash was a novice, under ICBC regulations, and shouldn’t have had more than one passenger. B.C. introduced the graduatedlicensing program for a reason — to reduce fatalities among young drivers. And, it has worked. Since it was introduced in 1998, fatal crashes involving drivers 15 to 19 years of age have fallen 65 per cent. But, it doesn’t go far enough. Teens can’t vote or drink until they are 18 and 19; a 16-year-old can’t even see an R-rated movie alone. Yet, they can drive dad’s car. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Our roads are cluttered with roadside memorials. Speeding is often to blame, as is alcohol, inexperience and immaturity. The legal age to drive in B.C. should be raised to at least 18, as it is around much of the world. It may not seem fair to penalize all young drivers because a few make poor decisions. But, there is no good reason why teens younger than 18 need to drive. Many live close enough to walk or bike to school — or their parents drive them. They can also take a bus. If they need a ride home from work or a party, again, call home. Call a cab. The risk of giving teens a licence to drive is too great, the consequences too often tragic.

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Re: Rational Thoughts column: Why Harper’s religion matters: “It is so important in today’s political climate to defend the separation of church and state and illustrate how damaging fundamentalist religious ideology is in regard to social justice, peace and the environment — and how it can have no place in shaping public policy. “One only needs to look south of the border to the GOP race to observe the insanity of the Conservative religious right.” — posted by Nancy Van Veen “So, Bill Ligertwood sees cars parked at churches on election day and comes to the perfectly rational conclusion a ‘militant fringe’ of evangelical Christians is planning to take over the Canadian government. Curious. “Did Ligertwood happen to step inside one of these churches (read: polling stations) to see what was actually going on? “I can only presume Ligertwood did his homework and spoke to some leaders in this Christian nationalist movement. He should have been able to track them down from the myriad Christian nationalist websites — oh, wait, those don’t exist.” — posted by Colin Madland

Where’s 3D scale model of proposal Ajax mine? Editor: My biggest concern with the proposed Ajax mine project consultation process is the fact the proponent has yet to release a 3D scale model of the site. Many residents of Kamloops are still in the dark about how big this mine could actually be and some may change their opinion on the project when this component is finally released. How has the consultation process been allowed to move forward without a 3D scale model available for public viewing? When I approached John Froese (the former KGHM Ajax community-relations co-ordinator) in August 2011, he said they could not be certain on the scale without fur-

KTW reader Craig Dedels attempted to create a 3D scale model of what the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine may look like — but he is hoping the company behind the project releases the public the definitive version.

ther surveying, but that a model would be released “soon.” After waiting for a short time, I made my own rough digital model using size estimates from pamphlets released by KGHM Ajax. I provided this model to Froese and anybody else who requested it,

hoping for critiques and clarification that would eventually result in a more accurate representation for all. It’s been almost a year since the public was made aware of this project, yet many basic details are still being withheld. This is simply

unacceptable. It is time for the proponent to afford a little reassurance and transparency to the city of which it is so eager to be a part. Providing us with a 3D scale model of what the proposed mine will actually look like is the first step. I am a recent uni-

versity graduate with no computer modeling experience. KGHM is one of the largest producers of copper in the world and employs more than 28,000 people. Once again, I’ve provided a few screenshots of my amateur digital model. KGHM Ajax, please encourage one of your talented employees to outshine me. It shouldn’t be that hard. Craig Dedels Kamloops

An apolitical Gouging can New kind of Jacket seen Tragic end endeavour? be attacked teacher’s pet as swag to illness Editor: I took part in last week’s walk to end racism and, to my surprise, or lack thereof, there were, as far as I could tell, no members of Kamloops city council or even our MP present. I guess this honourable event wasn’t big enough. On another note, to the organizers of the walk — great job. Thomas Jones Kamloops

Editor: We must work as a team to stop gouging by oil companies. On Monday and Tuesday, don’t buy gas at Esso and Petro-Can. On Wednesday and Thursday, don’t buy gas at Chevron or Shell. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, don’t buy gas Husky, Super Save and Mohawk. Try this for two weeks and prices will come down. We must work as a team — tell your friends to tell their friends. Charles Harrah Kamloops

Editor: In school, there was always a teacher’s pet. Now, it seems the teacher’s pet is their union, while the B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s pet is the B.C. NDP. When the NDP was in power, teachers did not strike or make major demands for fear of harming their brotherhood. Teachers forgot that, when the NDP was in power, good teachers purchased books and pencils so their students could learn to read, write and do arithmetic. John Iven-Toodum Chase

Editor: I saw Mayor Peter Milobar sporting a new Venture Kamloops high-fashion coat in a recent TV interview. So, that is why Venture Kamloops needs the multi-milliondollar budget — to buy swag? I recall working for a car dealership and all the employees pulled together and worked extra hard to get the customer-satisfaction index rating up. We all received a cheap windbreaker, with soft lining, for our efforts. Kim Young Kamloops

Editor: Re: (‘Murder charge laid against son in death of his dad,’ March 22): Again we have a precious life lost due to lack of mental-health services for those who so obviously need them. How many tragedies are enough before we band together and simply say, “Enough is enough!”? Canada was once a country to be envied when it came to our social programs and health-care system. The erosion of services to the most vulnerable continues at an alarming rate and another preventable death becomes a statistic instead of a catalyst for change. Teena Shymanski Kamloops

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Holding down the fast-forward button on the justice system might have worked as a deterrent for some would-be murderers in Canada around the turn of the 20th century — but, Leyton-Brown said, it also made for sloppy work. “Because of that, it’s conservatively estimated that about a third of the hangings in Canada were botched,� he said, noting a hangman’s duty involves complicated calculations about body weight and drop length. “For example, if you hang someone who is

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Kamloops lauded yet again Kamloops has been chosen as the top British Columbia community for overall competitiveness to do business, according to auditing firm KPMG. Twenty-six business factors were compared against 110 cities in 14 countries around the world. Key elements considered in the ranking included cost of labour, taxes, real estate and utilities. Other non-cost competitive comparisons

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The owner of a Kamloops landfill who was in 2010 convicted of a number of environmental charges has had his appeal tossed by a B.C. Supreme Court judge — leaving him on the hook for more than $50,000. Daniel Ambrosi, who owns the Owl Road landfill in Valleyview, was convicted of two charges under the Environmental Management Act, which arose after a fire at the dump in 2007. Last March, Ambrosi and his company — Valleyview Enterprises Ltd. — were sentenced and ordered to pay $22,500 in fines and $31,394.11 in restitution to the City of Kamloops. Ambrosi appealed the convictions and sentence on eight grounds — claiming his trial was unfair, the charges were unwarranted and the sentencing judge didn’t

have jurisdiction to order the hefty restitution, among others. But, in a decision released on March 22, B.C. Supreme Court Justice David Harris dismissed each of Ambrosi’s allegations, saying the landfill owner has no grounds on which to appeal his conviction or sentence. The charges on which Ambrosi was convicted relate to his failure to properly maintain the material stored at the Owl Road landfill and a number of annual reports he failed to submit to the government. He was also acquitted on a single count alleging the landfill did not have adequate fire-prevention measures in place. The restitution order covers the city’s firefighting costs for the June 2007 fire, which burned for more than a day and left a toxic black cloud above the landfill. When he was sentenced last year, Ambrosi was given until March 30, 2012, to pay the restitution and fines.

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HE KAMLOOPS BLAZERS held serve at Interior Savings Centre and have a chance to win match point in Victoria against the Royals this week. A straight-sets victory, though, will be no cakewalk. There will likely be a crowd of about 6,000 people — all dressed in blue, if Victoria’s fans are more coordinated than the Kamloops patrons who could not quite pull off a whiteout last week — on hand for Game 3 tonight.

Dave Hunchak, the Blazers’ associate coach, wants his players to focus on what’s happening inside the boards, rather than what’s transpiring in the stands. “If you’re worried about stuff that’s going on outside the glass, you’re not focused on what you’ve got to get done,” Hunchak said. “We’ve got to channel that energy and enthusiasm that will be in both rinks in our favour.” Victoria’s best period of the series opening games — both Kamloops wins, 4-1 on Friday, March 23, and 7-4 on Saturday, March 24 — was argu-

ably the first period of Game 1. The Royals came out flying — and, more importantly, hitting — in the opening frame, just as the Blazers expected they would. “We know they’re going to be extremely physical and try and pound us and that’s been the case for the past three months,” Hunchak said before Game 1. “I expect Victoria to try and grind us down and we expect our guys to push right back.” Period 1 ended in a 1-1 tie — then the Royals lost a bit of their physicality.

Kamloops scored three times in the second period and that was all she wrote. The Royals had a strong third period in Game 2, but Kamloops looked to be in cruise control by that point and gave up a couple of soft goals. Hunchak and the Blazers can expect their opposition to come out all-guns-ablazing in Game 3, with the Royals’ faithful in full voice. Bodies will be flying, there is no question about it. The Blazers will have to weather the early storm — and silence the crowd — to keep the rally from

returning to ISC. “When we get there, we want it as quiet as possible and we’re the ones that can dictate that,” Hunchak said.

We’re Island-bound KTW will be joining the Blazers on Vancouver Island for games three and four. Stories, pictures and videos will be filed online at kamloopsthisweek.com. The best way to keep track of what’s happening in Victoria — Twitter. Follow two accounts — @MarTheReporter and @KTWonBlazers — for all you need to know about the Blazers’ road trip.

The hard-court ruled the night at the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack’s annual awards banquet on Thursday, March 22. Basketball players Chas Kok, a fifth-year forward, and Diane Schuetze, a fourth-year post player, were named the Pack’s male and female athletes of the year, respectively. “This is a great honour,” said Kok, who will move into an assistantcoaching role with the men’s basketball team next season. “Just being nominated was an honour. To be honest, I was shocked to win it.” Schuetze, unlike Kok, was pretty much a shooin to win the women’s award. She became the first female basketball player in the WolfPack’s sevenyear history to be named a second-team Canadian Interuniversity Sports all star. The tourism student from Vernon earned Canada West all-star status, to go along with the national award. Schuetze finished the season among the conference’s top scorers and rebounders. “This was a great way to cap off the year,” Schuetze said. The male and female Doctor Roger H. Barnsley Scholar/Athlete awards, given to the students who posted grade-

point averages above 3.5 and exhibited outstanding play on their respective teams, were handed out to Alex Condon and Ashley Piggot. Condon manned third base for the WolfPack men’s baseball team, while Piggot patrolled the midfield for the women’s soccer squad. “I really struggled this year to keep the grades up and perform on the field,” said Piggot, a sciences student. “It’s my last year and the courses are tough.” She was a Pacific Western Athletic Association and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association all star. The TRU Sports Task Force awards, which go to athletes who contributed greatly to the Kamloops community, were given to men’s hockey player Andrew Fisher and women’s basketball player Jen Ju. Brad Pape, who is retiring after 28 years of coaching badminton at the school, was given the TRU WolfPack Appreciation Award. A new award — the Tyler Lowey award — was presented at the banquet. Lowey was the first recipient of the award, which will be given annually to a player who comes back from adversity. The baseball player lost an eye in October when he was struck by a pitch while at bat. — With files from TRU

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What a season it has been for Kamloops Blazers’ forward Tim Bozon. The Frenchman was named the WHL’s Western Conference rookie of the year at a press conference held at Interior Savings Centre on Thursday, March 22. He is also a finalist

for WHL rookie of the year. “It’s something that I didn’t expect last summer when I came here,” said Bozon, who plays on a line with centre Colin Smith and rightwinger JC Lipon. “It means a lot.” Bozon finished second overall in rookie scoring with 71 points, 36 of them goals, in 71 games.

Marek Tvrdon of the Vancouver Giants played 11 fewer games than Bozon and registered 74 points to win the rookie scoring title. The Giants’ leftwinger, however, was only a plus-1, while Bozon finished the season plus-27. Blazer media man Tim O’Donovan gave Bozon the good news on Wednesday,

March 21. “Timmy told me and I told my parents,” said the Blazers’ left-winger, son of Philippe Bozon, who played with the St. Louis Blues in the early 1990s. “They are happy for me.”

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Kamloops Blazers’ general manager Craig Bonner was named the WHL’s Western Conference executive of the year at a press conference held last week at Interior Savings Centre. “Craig has really been the architect of this franchise,” WHL commissioner Ron Robison said. “It’s a credit to both ownership and management. They stuck with the plan.” The Blazers finished the 2010-2011 campaign with 64 points and missed the playoffs for the second time in franchise history. Kamloops turned things around this sea-

Kamloops Blazers’ GM Craig Bonner is the WHL’s Western Conference executive of the year. KTW file photo

son, finished with 99 points and won the B.C. Division. “Our coaching staff, led by Guy Charron, our players, our office staff, our scouting staff and, most importantly, the ownership believed

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’M WORKING on my degree in layering. It has nothing to do with cakes or liquers and everything to do with exercising comfortably in various temperatures, factoring in wind, rain and snow. I should know better by now. Standing on the start line of the Dirty Feet 10-kilometre trail run last weekend, I should have known that just because I was freezing standing still, I would not be freezing out on the trails. Thankfully, I resisted adding more layers to my Icebreaker T-shirt, Dirty Feet running shirt, light wind breaker and light gloves. In the end, I could have been very comfortable in the running shirt alone, but it wasn’t a hardship to tie the light jacket around my waist and turn the gloves into

SHAWN WENGER Fitness For MORTALS face cloths. The moral of the story: Stand at the start line shivering and I’ll be a perfect temperature within the first five minutes. I tried to relay this pearl of wisdom to my son as he waited with his long sleeve Icebreaker, running T-shirt and medium weight running jacket with big, fuzzy gloves, toque and running hat. At least I managed to talk him out of the extra fleece jacket that topped off the ensemble. I expected him to

shed clothing during the whole five-kilometre trail run, tossing it over his shoulder to sherpa dad as he ran along stuffing it all into his pack, but he perservered in all that clothing, crossing the finish line with a bright red face and then stripping everything off. Biking takes a different strategy. If you feel comfortable before you start, you don’t have enough clothing on. The wind hits you when you get up to 30 km/hr and suddenly, the sun doesn’t feel so warm anymore. It’s still possible to overdo it. My first ride of the year I put on the thermal bib cycling tights, wool knee-high socks, hot shots stuck to the top of my feet, cycling shoes, booties, fleece undershirt with hoodie, windbreaker vest, thick cycling

jacket and lobster claw gloves. I felt pretty good until I started climbing the Monte Creek Hill doing the Barnhartvale loop. Then, I became a portable sauna. At least I could shed the hoodie from under my helmet. At the top, I have to admit, I was happy to have the hoodie again as we began the descent, but the gloves were definitely overkill since my hands were sweaty from start to finish. I guess in the end, I’d rather be too warm than too cold, so that’s why I err on the side of extra clothing. But it’s a fine line. The last thing I want to do is figure out what to do with all those layers when I start shedding. The best way to deal with temperature changes is to have lots of zippers.

Then, you can undo them on the way up and zip everything up on the way down. Lightweight layers help. They’re easier to stuff in pockets or packs without taking up all your space. Look for materials that stay warm even when they’re wet, such as Icebreaker wool and synthetics that are designed to wick moisture away. Add breathable outer shells and you have endless combinations for all weather. Good luck with your layering formulas and the endless quest to get them just right. Shawn Wenger is a BCRPA-registered personal trainer and weight-training and group-fitness instructor. She runs Fitness For Mortals. E-mail fitnessformortals@gmail.com for information.

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It may not seem like much in terms of government funding, but the $67,989 given to the Kamloops Foundation to support the local symphony will help keep the music playing, said Kathy Humphreys, general manager of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO). By giving the money to the foundation, the federal grant announced by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod helps build an amount of money that is invested in perpetuity and which generates an annual cheque that, in 2011, for example, was about $40,000. Humphreys said the grant comes through the federal government’s endowment incentives component of the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund that can provide money to match other donations to endowment funds.

The Kamloops Foundation oversees the Creating Tomorrow endowment fund that provides money to the symphony, the Kamloops Art Gallery and Western Canada Theatre. Humphreys said the federal grant was the result of a bequest from a symphony supporter and other fundraising, all of which saw the KSO raise about $80,000 in the past year. While not a dollar-for-dollar match, the money is appreciated as is the federal government’s commitment to performing arts, Humphreys said. And, given every concert the KSO does loses at a minimum $5,000 and sometimes as much as $20,000 — an amount that does not include administrative costs — any donated dollar is essential. Even a small amount of money can grow through matchingfund programs. For example, one of the most successful concerts the KSO has had in recent years featured operatic tenor Ben Heppner.

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HE MUNRO FAMILY SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN THE POOREST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. In fact, said Gem Munro, he hopes it is true that the slums of Bangladesh are the worst in the world “because we wouldn’t want to encounter anything worse.” And, while the world may not be paying much attention to the country, Munro, his wife and his four children have found a place where they can make a difference. Teachers by trade — and British Columbians, if they must identify a home — the Munro family goes to the slums to teach women how to teach children. From that work, which they have done since 2005, has come a book by Munro, South Asian Adventures with the Active Poor, a collection of stories about the family’s interaction with the people who live in those slums of Dacca, the country’s capital. Munro will be at Chapters on Sunday, April 1, for a book-signing event at 12:30 p.m. XSee DESPITE B2

A Bangladesh mother teaches five neighbourhood children how to hold a pencil and write, part of a program run by Gem Munro and his family. Munro will be in Kamloops on Sunday, April 1, at Chapters to sign copies of his book of stories on his family’s experience in the Bangladeshi slums.

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He said the family chose the country when presented with an opportunity to go there and help with its education system. Bangladesh met the two criteria Munro required: It has need and it is neglected. “The world has not directed its attention to the plight of Bangladesh,” Munro said, noting it does not even draw attention from the media, possibly because “there’s no kick. It’s not sexy at all for the media. “People are attracted to the acute circumstances but people don’t find the same enthusiasm in the chronic travails. However, Munro said, “if you attend to the chronic, then they acute won’t be as acute when they arise.” When he first went to Dacca to work with the people administering the education system, Munro said he was struck by the reality in the city and country — no agencies were addressing the dayto-day realities the people were facing. He was told the mothers he wanted to reach, to teach them to become neighbourhood teachers, were unreachable and the slums

impenetrable, Munro said — but the family persevered and found people who wanted help and were prepared to help others, as well. They discovered that, in teaching mothers how to teach, they created almost a pyramid effect — one mother could then teach others who could teach even more and the process of education spread. However, with a lack of funding, it became imperative to raise money so the family created the Amarok Society — Amarok is an Inuktituk word for wolf — and it spends part of every year in Canada raising money so the teaching can continue. The book is one vehicle for that fundraising. The family’s four children, ranging in age from 12 to 25, are equally involved. Munro said exposing them to the work they do has given them a different world view from others in the same age group. While they have seen poverty, “what they get back outweighs what they lose,” Munro said. For example, during one return to Canada, one of their sons was astonished to see a commercial on television — something they don’t have when in Dacca — for

Mothers with their children learn to write so they, in turn, can teach the skills to children in their neighbourhood. A Canadian family works with the Bangladesh woman to help expand education in the impoverished nation.

a handheld game that allows the player “to spend their day doing imaginary warfare.

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It generated a $10,000 profit that was matched by a KSO supporter. That $20,000 was matched by a then-existing provincial matching program, taking the total to about $40,000, an amount that was almost matched completely by the federal government. “So, you can see how quickly it can grow,” Humphreys said. The money is inveested in a way that, even when the market has downturns there is still a return. Concerts lose money for many reasons, Humphreys said. Musicians have to be paid, guest performers bring with them a cost and the venue — Sagebrush Theatre — maxes out at 700 seats. “It is a tremendously expensive art form,” Humphreys said, “but we do it because the music that we perform is a special experience. “You can’t get that kind of a sound with any other configuration”

like a quartet. “There’s no comparison to the live musical experience.” The arts are essential to a community not only for the esthetic pleasure they provide but for sound economical reasons — they provide employment and spinoffs into the economy. “The fact a city like Kamloops can support professtional arts organizations is something to be proud of,” she said. “It helps to attract people to live and work here and I don’t think people realize it but the number of employees in the arts is huge.” The next KSO per-

formance is East Meets West on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28. It features George Gao, an award-winning musician who plays the erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument. One of the pieces he will be playing is Four Ancient Music Scores from Dunhuang by Huang An-Lum. The piece is inspired by ancient scores found in a cave in west China in 1900. Estimates are the works are at least 1,700 years old. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT There goes the music The planned singalong screening of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been postponed by Cineplex because film star Donny Osmond is ill. The screening had been planned for March 26 and Monday, April 15, and would have featured the audience being encouraged to sing along with the actors. It will be rescheduled when Osmond is well. Advance-ticket purchases can be refunded by calling 1-800-3330061 and choosing option eight or at the Cineplex box office.

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Rivers University onn Monday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. MacIntyre will talk about how he wrote his award-winning book The Bishop’s Man, a story inspired by his coverage of sexual abuse in Nova Scotia and the lasting impact it had. The novel tells the story of a Catholic priest who is, in essence, a troubleshooter for his church on Cape Breton Island — and the troubles include some of his own that return to haunt him. The presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Irving K. Barber Centres.

Changes at Theatre B.C.

The Kamloops Players present Dearly Departed from April 19 to April 21 and April 26 to April 28 at The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the comedy begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at ABC Used Books, 910 Columbia St., Mystic Dreams, 419 Tranquille Rd., and the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Glenda Carlson is the new office administrator for Kamloops-based Theatre B.C. She can be reached by email to glenda@ theatrebc.org. Theatre B.C. also introduces new office hours effective April 2 and will be open Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. One of its major projects is the upcoming annual Mainstage, which runs from June 30 to July 7 and will include some of the best community theatre in the province. For more information, go online to tbcmainstage.ca.

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When Elinor Whidden flies, airport staff might wonder about the box she travels with. After all, how often do you see walking sticks with rearview mirrors attached to them? The sticks are integral to some of the work the Torontobased artist does — and she’ll be arriving in Kamloops this week with her strange accessories for a couple of public presentations. On Thursday, March 29, Whidden will give a public talk and slide presentation on her studies and work. Among the areas she addresses are her investigation of car culture and other modes of transportation. That talk will be given in the TRU Gallery in the Old Main Building, room 1578, at 12:30 p.m. The following day, the sticks come out and Whidden will conduct a public, guided walk through the downtown. It starts at noon and people are to meet at the Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria St. Ernie Kroeger of TRU’s visual-arts

department and an associated walking lab said walking has many applications for researchers, from the geographical to artistic to philosophical. The lab, a small information group of interdisciplinary researchers at the university, discusses and studies a variety of aspects of walking. For example, Kroeger gave a presentation last year in Toronto on students walking to school, identifying a declining trend through the years from a time when as many as 80 per cent of students walked to school to the current level of an estimated 10 per cent using foot power to get to school. Lab participants are also working with the city in a variety of initiatives that revolve around walking and the tension that exists between pedestrians and vehicles. Whidden has created the walking sticks using automotive rearview mirrors. While they provide a unique viewpoint for walkers, Kroeger said there’s also a bit of spectacle involved to draw attention to the walkers. Other works Whidden has created include art made from

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HEN WE MOVED HERE more than a decade ago, the livemusic scene in the city was OK — but, other than the mega-shows local promoter Bill Jaswal was booking, it wasn’t particularly interesting. That’s not the case now. Take this past weekend, for example. In the space of just over 24 hours, one venue showcased a local singer-songwriter, an awesome rock band, a classic Canadian band and an iconic rocker. The Odds opened the music at the Kamloops Convention Centre on Friday, March 23, and it wasn’t surprising to hear people wonder why this Vancouver group was just the opener. It’s not a new band, having been formed in 1987, but it’s a group that has maintained a strong presence in Canadian music — King of the Heap, It Falls Apart, Wendy Under the Stars and Eat My Brain, for

example, are still on playlists today even though they were written a in the 1990s. I’ve never seen The Odds live before and agreed this is a band that should be headlining. That role, however, was taken by The Grapes of Wrath, a band formed in Kelowna just two years before The Odds. The band followed the same career path — both disbanded in the 1990s for a while before getting back together. They provided a solid show that took the audience through a lengthy discography. It was a great night of excellent Canadian rock. The following night, the opening slot was given to Evan Wilds. Most people likely know him from his years with Earthbound or his one-ups with

Sean Luciw or other local performers. He’s a remarkable talent with a natural ability to engage the audience and a collection of witty, engaging songs. I don’t think many will ever think of learning their A, B, Cs the same way after hearing his song. Wilds plays a lot of gigs in Kamloops. Keep an eye out for the next one and do yourself a favour — go hear him. Wilds was opening for Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer, as the band now refers to itself. And, I have to confess that, having sat through this show with me, my hubby says he gets to pick the next concert — and it won’t necessarily be a band I like. There’s a simple reason for that. Seeing Dr. Hook

was equivalent to checking an item off your bucket list. The problem was, the band wasn’t on my husband’s list. It was like watching history being replayed. Sure, Sawyer’s almost 76 and his voice isn’t what it was when he started back in the 1960s. But, it was Dr. Hook himself singing about Sylvia and her gatekeeping mother, about his own mom getting five copies of Rolling Stone, about being too young to know that only 16 is too young to fall in love. Dr. Hook was always known for its comedic side, too, and that was present from the constant dialogue with the audience and with the sly smile on Sawyer’s face. It was almost matched by the grin on bassist Stevie Ray

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iconic rocker who has this indescribable way of commanding attention by not doing silly theatrics or shout-outs but, rather, being completely real. That view may be skewed by the fact that interviewing Sawyer last year was memorable because he came across as a genuinely nice, engaged, interesting and inter-

ested person. Kind of like talking to a beloved grandpa. There’s a reason it was a sold-out show and it’s not because Dr. Hook is riding high on the charts these days. Rather,it’s likely because the band continues to ride high in the hearts of people who grew up listening to rock that today is considered classic.

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It will be a couple of weeks before Kamloops and area entrepreneurs who pitched their business ideas last week to producers of a popular CBC reality show learn their fate. Priscilla Sreedharan, one of two Dragons’ Den producers in Kamloops for auditions on Thursday, March 22, said those who receive an invite to Toronto to appear on the show will likely know by early next month. “If you don’t hear from us by Easter, consider it a no,” she said. Sreedharan said 25 hopefuls passed through the Kamloops audition room — a meeting room on the first floor of Thompson Rivers University’s Residence and Conference Centre — last week. “We had stuff from food to fitness to bags made from recycled

seatbelts,” she said, adding most were well-prepared. “We ask people to pitch like they would on the show.” Sreedharan allowed KTW to sit in on one of the pitches. Wearing a golf shirt and dress pants, Brandon Lazar opened with a line familiar to anyone who watches the show — “Hello, Dragons” — and described himself as “a serial entrepreneur.” His pitch was a

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Lazar said he recently received a “provisional patent” on his idea, meaning it expires after one year. Sreedharan and her fellow producer, Sahba Khalili, appeared to take extra interest in Lazar near the end of his audition, when he revealed he is a student at TRU. Next season, Sreedharan said, Dragons’ Den is hoping to air a special episode

featuring nothing but young people — from kindergarten to university students. That means producers on this round of auditions are keeping an eye out for young pitchers. Sreedharan said she was happy with the Kamloops stop, which featured prospects not just from the Tournament Capital, but around the region. “We’ve never been here before,” she said. “So, we never really

Final Registration Mar. 31: 10am - 2pm Ball Clubhouse (exhibition park) knew what to expect. But, it’s been good.” No decisions were made at the Kamloops auditions. Sreedharan and Khalili were taking notes during each of the pitches, and will present their findings at a meeting of Dragons’ Den producers in Toronto in the near future. “Basically, we take everything back to our team,” Sreedharan said. “Then, we do kind of a compare and contrast.”

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Residents on sections of Nicola, Battle, and St Paul Streets (see below) are advised of temporary parking restrictions due to the City’s annual street cleaning program. Parking restrictions are in effect from April 2-5, 2012 Monday, April 2 12:01am - 8 am Tuesday, April 3 12:01am - 8 am Wednesday, April 4 12:01am - 8 am Thursday, April 5 12:01am - 8 am Parking violations will not be tolerated and Vehicle owners are responsible for all towing costs incurred. Parking Restriction signs will be clearly posted along both sides of the street. This restriction is temporary and only in effect during our annual street cleaning program. Street Cleaning Schedule ~ Midnight to 8 am Nicola St (1st Ave to 6th Ave) South Side: April 2 and April 4 North Side: April 3 and April 5 Battle St (1st Ave to 6th Ave) South Side: April 2 and April 4 North Side: April 3 and April 5 St. Paul St (1st Ave to 2nd Ave) South Side: April 2 and April 4 North Side: April 3 and April 5 Thank you for your cooperation.

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RICK HANSEN 25TH ANNIVERSARY RELAY

Twenty-five years later, Hansen in motion again Twenty-five years after his Man in Motion World Tour began, Rick Hansen is on the road again — and he will be in Kamloops on Thursday, March 29. The Man in Motion tour was undertaken to make the world more accessible to people living with disabilities. The 25th Anniversary Relay began on Aug. 24, 2011, in Cape Spear, Newfoundland. From there, the relay is retracing the Canadian segment of his original tour but, this time, the relay is including 7,000 people from across Canada who have made a difference in the lives of others. The relay will feature medal-

bearers who will run, walk, wheel or bike and complete their segments through a variety of forms of movement for all abilities. The Kamloops event will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre and will feature Hansen completing the final 250 metres of his Kamloops segment with Todd Harding, the city’s local medal-bearer. This event will include demonstrations of wheelchair basketball and Special Olympics floor hockey, as well as a challenging wheelchair-relay race, information booths, entertainment, free food and free parking. The legacy of Rick Hansen’s

Man in Motion Tour 25 years ago has resulted in Kamloops being a more accessible community. The two accessible playgrounds at Riverside and Prince Charles parks, as well as lift access at Norbrock Stadium and full accessibility at the TCC, are a few of the projects that resulted from the Rick Hansen Foundation. In addition, there are activities taking place in preparation of Hansen’s visit. The Swimmers in Motion Challenge invites swimmers to record their pool lengths, with lap-tracking sheets available at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Westsyde Pool and Community

Centre and the YMCA/YWCA. The Man in Motion challenge asks participants to record distances that they walk, run or roll. The tracking sheet is available at the TCC Fieldhouse. As well, the Skaters in Motion challenge is running at Valleyview and Brock arenas, in which skaters are asked to record their laps around the ice. With these events combined, the goal is to travel the full 40,000 kilometres — the distance Hansen completed during his original tour around the world — by March 29. For more information, keep reading the next two pages and go online to rickhansenrelay.com.

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Harding excited to anchor city relay ‘It’s unbelievable. I’m still pinching myself’ By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Todd Harding is very excited. Well-known for his work championing the causes of the physically disabled in Kamloops over the last two decades, Harding is being recognized for his work — anchoring the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay stop in Kamloops and running a lap of the Tournament Capital Centre track with the Man in Motion himself. “It’s unbelievable,” said Harding, who has been completely blind since suffering injuries in a car crash more than 30 years ago. “I’m still pinching myself. I can’t believe it’s going to happen. “As a person with a disability, I have so much respect for Rick Hansen. He’s an inspiration.” Harding, who has spent the last two decades on the mayor’s advanced committee for people with disabilities, was given the

honour of anchoring the run and meeting Hansen because of his work in the community. “I was considered a differencemaker in respect to the lives of people in Kamloops who live with disabilities,” he said, noting he does not know who put his name forward. “I’ve been quite passionate about people with disabilities since I became one, so it’s quite an honour. It’s just awesome. “But, you don’t do this stuff for the recognition. I think this is in recognition of Rick Hansen.” The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay began in Newfoundland on Aug. 24, 2011. Since then, it’s snaked across Canada following the original route Hansen took through his home country. The Kamloops event will take place on Thursday, March 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the TCC. For more information, go online to rickhansenrelay.com.

THE RICK HANSEN RELAY TEAM There are 20 people running the relay through Kamloops on Thursday, March 29, beginning at 1:40 p.m. on Tremerton Drive and ending at 5 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre. 1) Keegan Fillion 2) Carol Blake 3) Alysa Robinson 4) MeganPunton 5) Sophia Dezeeuw 6) Alison Bloom 7) David Karpiak 8) April Buder 9) Marina Godard 10) Tricia Schwartz

11) Dean Shaffi 12) Jeff Thwaites 13) Katie Smylie 14) Jarrett Hoffman 15) Marilyn Keating 16) Pramod Thapa 17) Razu Mann 18) Ryan Yeadon 19) Joel Eccleston 20) Todd Harding

Rick Hansen is coming to Kamloops! Join us for free food, music and activities!

On Thursday, March 29, Todd Harding and Samson will run the final metres of the Kamloops portion of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay into the Tournament Capital Centre. Dave Eagles/KTW

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RICK HANSEN 25TH ANNIVERSARY RELAY

All about the marvelous medal The Royal Canadian Mint is the official medals supplier of the 25th Anniversary Man in Motion World Tour. From one man in motion to Many in Motion, the men and women of the Royal Canadian Mint were thrilled to help create medals that honour the 25-yearold Man in Motion tour and the millions of people who have since been inspired to make a positive difference in their communities. From the same Ottawa facility responsible for medals of the Canadian Forces, the RCMP and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, the Mint has designed and handcrafted sterling silver Rick Hansen Relay Medals. One singular medal will be carried by more than 7,000 medal-bearers — including 20 in Kamloops — in relay fashion

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as they make their way across Canada during the silver anniversary of the Man in Motion Tour. Every medal-bearer will receive their own replica medal to permanently remember the way in which they personally added to the momentum of the 25th Anniversary Man in Motion World Tour. Features of the Rick Hansen Medal Include: • 85 millimetres in diameter, a subtle tribute to 1985, when Rick Hansen first pushed off on his two-year, two-month and two-day epic journey. • Composed of sterling silver (92.5 per cent silver and 7.5 per cent copper), each medal weighs 400 grams. • Participant medals will be of a smaller 65-millimetre diameter and will reproduce the design of

the Relay Medal in cupro-nickel. • The face of the medal consists of a series uniquely textured ribbons intersecting each other, implying motion, excitement and celebration. The bilingual motto of the 25th anniversary — “Many in Motion/ Unis en Mouvement” — is prominently engraved on one ribbon curving in a circular pattern. • A laser engraving process unique to the Royal Canadian Mint, which faithfully recreates the intricate texture of the palm of an actual cycling glove worn by Rick Hansen on his Man in Motion Tour. This is the same glove that circled the globe again from space in August 2007, when Canadian astronaut Dave Williams brought it aboard a mission on the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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RICK HANSEN 25TH ANNIVERSARY RELAY

Free food! Free fun! Be at the Tournament Capital Centre by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, to take part in the celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion world tour The event will feature Hansen completing the final 250 meters of his Kamloops segment with the city’s anchor medal-bearer, Todd Harding. Once inside the TCC, Kamloops residents can enjoy wheelchair-basketball demonstrations and Special Olympics floor hockey, as well as a wheelchair-relay race, information booths, entertainment, free food and free parking.

There are 20 people running the relay through Kamloops on Thursday, March 29, beginning at 1:40 p.m. on Tremerton Drive and ending at 5 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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Despite having to haul that heavy battery around, the eAssist is the lightest LaCrosse of the lot at 1,712 kilograms versus 1,783 kilogams for the base LaCrosse and 1,917 kilograms for the AWD version I drove last fall. While this does not translate into a marked acceleration difference compared to the standard 303-horsepower V6, eAssist is not a slug, either. With the Eco gauge staring you right in the face, the tendency to push the pedal to the metal is greatly reduced. Starting from rest, eAssist feels strong enough and power is adequate for all in-town driving. About the only place you feel the battery assist kick in is during highway lane changes and onramp merging. Here, there is noticeable engine noise as the four-banger does its best to behave like a V6. The engine is probably a lot louder than you hear inside the cabin and that’s due to what

Buick calls quiet-tuning technologies that include gobs of sound-deadening materials and acoustic, laminated front windows and windshield. Starting price for the 2012 LaCrosse as mentioned is $35,195 and it gets you a lot of stuff such as Bluetooth, dual zone air universal home remote and the list goes on. For a mere $690, the V6 goes out and all the eAssist pieces go in. My tester did have a few options such as $4,210 for the leather package with heated front seats. It also included Bi-xenon lights, audible park assist, blind spot monitoring and auto dimming driver’s outside mirror.

This is one option you have to get because the leather is so good. A few other takethem-or-leave-them options such as $1,660 for the sliding panoramic sunroof, $995 for premium paint and $2,870 for the navi/infotainment system pushed the as tested price up to $47,630 and that includes a $1,495 shipping fee. The bottom line is the LaCrosse with eAssist still comes in at less than fifty grand, making it a relative bargain compared to the cost of some of its direct competitors. Great looks, great price and great fuel economy makes the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist worthy of serious consideration for the tier one luxury car buyer.

1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, featuring direct gasoline injection and a turbocharger, will power Nissan DeltaWing, which is half the weight and has half the aerodynamic drag of a conventional racer. The engine, badged DIG-T (direct injection gasoline – turbocharged), is expected to produce around 300 hp, sufficient to give the DeltaWing lap times between LMP1 and LMP2 machines at Le Mans, despite having only half the power of those conventional prototypes. The DeltaWing is unlike any other racing car currently on track.

Nissan is backing the innovative DeltaWing racecar that debuts at this year’s LeMans 24-hour race.

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LOCAL NEWS RALLYING AGAINST RACISM Supporters gathered at Kamloops Library on Wednesday, March 21, to show solidarity as they march along Victoria Street during the International Day to End Racial Discrimination. Dave Eagles/KTW

Stanley/Tymchyshyn/Casey 1933 - 2012 Dora Louise Stanley/ Tymschyshyn/Casey was born in Penticton, BC on March 19, 1933. She passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC at the age of 78 years on February 24, 2012 with her family at her side.

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On March 19, 2012 Shirley passed away with family and friends at her side. She is survived by her daughter Jodie (Barry) Bacon, son Dean Fortin (Donna Sanford); four grandchildren David, Ryan, Sophie and Jing-Ru; as well as her brother Gerald (Marilyn) Kennedy and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her son Timothy in 1963.

Mom is survived by her children son: Albert Tymchyshyn, daughter: Reva (Lloyd) Veller; Grandchildren: Kris (Jolene) Veller, Shayna (Neil) Graham, Kurt Veller, Kyle (Kimberly Peters) Veller, Nigel (Kacy) Tymchyshyn, Cy Tymchyshyn; Greatgrandchildren Lexie, Callie. and Cohen Veller, Kayla and Emily Graham, Cailin Veller; Sister Alma McKinnon; Brother Archie Stanley and many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband Walter Tymchyshyn of 31 years in 1987 and her second husband Sam Casey in 1998; Brother Albert Stanley and Sisters; Dalsie Gray and Beatrice Green. Moms greatest joys were spending time with her children and all of her grandchildren. Mom enjoyed her crafts especially making each of her family cross stitch Christmas stockings. In the last few years she made beautiful ribbon and beaded Christmas balls. She loved to give these to those who took care of her in her last few years. A special thanks to all the care givers of Kamloops Home Support who took such great care of mom while she was at home. Also the Nurses and Care Aides of Ponderosa Respite who made Moms last days as happy and comfortable as possible. A special thanks to Dr. James Howie who took such great care of our mother. A memorial service will be held on May 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC. A luncheon will follow. Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

SHIRLEY VIVIAN FORTIN 1935 – 2012

Fifteen years ago our hearts were broken when we lost you in the tragic train crash. Every time we hear the whistle of the trains our hearts ache wishing you were coming home. Our memories and love for you are forever and always. Missing you everyday.

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Shirley‘s career started with graduation from Royal Inland Hospital Nursing School in 1956. In 1966 till retirement she enjoyed the delivery room area where she rose to the position of Head Nurse of the ward. Shirley had a passion and love for her family, relatives and friends. Her home and heart was always open to her children’s and grandchildren’s friends, many who were unofficially adopted into the clan. In her early years she loved playing ball and started many little league careers. Later in life she loved playing golf. She supported her favourite charities, the SPCA and World Vision. In lieu of flowers, donations to these organizations are welcomed. A Memorial Tea will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Summit Drive Baptist Church, 1975 Summit Drive, Kamloops. Condolences may be expressed at www. schoenings.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454

One Final Gift Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one final gift For all who come to see A single lasting proof that says I loved... and you loved me. Author Unknown


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Home Support Agency Requires Weekend and Evening Coordinator to provide emergency scheduling and administrative functions when the office is closed. Rotating shifts. QUALIFICATIONS: - Grade 12 - Medical Office Assistant or Office Administration Certificate - Recent, healthcare related experience, minimum of two years - Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work SKILLS AND ABILITIES: - Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing - Able to calmly guide stressful situations to a constructive conclusion - Ability to document information clearly, objectively, and concisely - Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others - Must possess outstanding listening skills - Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize - Ability to analyze and resolve problems - Intermediate computer literacy - Extensive experience using Microsoft Word - Ability to type at 50 wpm PLEASE FORWARD RESUME TO: High Country Health Care Inc, 201-1800 Tranquille Road. Kamloops, BC V2B 3L9 or email to hchc@telus.net

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MARKETING & SALES COORDINATOR Ridgepointe at Pineview, an Independent Living Residence for Seniors', has an immediate employment opportunity for a full time Marketing/Sales Coordinator in Kamloops, B.C. Are you a team player, looking for great benefits & a competitive wage? If so, this may be the opportunity for you! Our ideal candidate will possess experience within the seniors housing or hospitality industry and two (2) - three (3) years of progressive leadership experience in sales and marketing; The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: • To further develop, promote, and implement marketing plans to ensure optimal occupancy at Ridgepointe is achieved; • To further develop marketing strategies and prepare advertising campaigns; • Conduct tours, manage inquires, and follow-up on leads in a timely manner; • To monitor expenditures of funds allocated to the marketing budget;

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Business Administration Manager Morelli Chertkow LLP Location: Kamloops This is an exciting opportunity to work with a prestigious and well established Law Firm in Kamloops. The Business Administration Manager has extensive duties with a significant scope of knowledge, skills and abilities. The position is responsible for managing all of the administrative operations of the Law Firm, including general human resources as well as supervising all non-attorney personnel; evaluating and managing the Firm’s operating and information and communication systems; overseeing the Firm’s finance functions; overseeing the Firm’s premises and completes advertising as necessary. The ability to work extended and flexible hours is required. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will posses a Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field and 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience such as; a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Experience in a corporate legal environment is an asset. Candidates should have flexibility to organize a large volume of work and to recognize and act on priorities. The successful candidate will have excellent client communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and a willingness to work extended and flexible hours outside of normal business hours as necessary. Salary with commensurate with experience. Only those that will be interviewed will be contacted. Application Closing Date: April 20, 2012 To Apply Contact: Paula Spruce, BBA, CHRP Spruce Business Consulting Phone: 250-318-6053 Email: spruceconsulting@telus.net Helping Your Business Grow


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As a result of continued growth Kal Tire has an opening for a Production Coordinator based out of our Equipment Centre – just north of Vernon. The successful applicant will be responsible for the coordination of work to ensure the successful completion of production schedules and shipments in pursuance of business goals. The Production Coordinator will work closely with Purchasing, Production, Sales and Shipping to ensure client orders are met within the given timeframe. Through the effective management of targets, goals and production ef¿ciencies, the Production Coordinator will ensure the ongoing success of the Production team. The Production Coordinator will improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Graymont’s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team. A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a sate work culture. Additional skills required: • Electrician with industrial experience required to work at the Graymont Pavilion Lime Plant. • Must become engaged in continuous improvement and willing to work in a team environment. • Regular shifts will be 8 hrs/day from Monday to Friday steady day shift.

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Services

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Financial Services

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Fitness/Exercise

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Small ads, BIG deals! Drywall Drywall textured ceilings and painting 30yr+ exp ins trade cert. call Jeff 778-921-2497

Garden & Lawn GREENBLADES Yard care, Power raking, and Weeding 250-320-9927 Pruning, call the professional 50yrs exp, fruit & ornamental trees. Satisfaction Guaranteed 372-7986 Tony’s Lawn and Garden Maintenance, pruning, hedging, power raking, aerating, rototilling (250) 571-5408

Handypersons RICK’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Snow Plowing and Sanding Available

250-377-3457

Home Improvements Bohemian House interior finishing, flooring, tile, free estimates lic and exp 319-1862

WE will pay you to exercise!

ONE CALL RENO’S Call now for now your Spring repairs. Interior/exterior finishing & repairs. Drywall & Painting. Tiling & Additions. Bathroom & Kitchen makeovers. Project Management & Small jobs welcome. Commercial & Residential. Fully Insured. Steve Callaghan 250-682-6273

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Pets

$500 & Under

Furniture

Hobbies & Crafts

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

LEATHER SECTIONAL

TREASURED Memories Canada, Kamloops’ NEWEST Scrapbook Store! We have just moved our successful online scrapbook store from the Lower Mainland to Kamloops! Shop online in the comfort of your home and pick up your purchase when convenient for you! We are a major supplier of the BEST Craft Organizer, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Zutter and many more supplies! Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook! Treasured Memories Canada http://www.treasuredmemoriescanada.com 604-812-9785

Stucco/Siding

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Free to good home Loveable, 5 yr old Spayed Female indoor Cat. Comes with box and litter. Must find new home due to owner allergies. (250) 3198070

Brand NEW 3 piece Sofa Set. Includes sofa, chaise & storage ottoman. Worth $1,299. Must Sell $899. Delivery included. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

Do you have an item for sale under $500? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

one week for FREE?

PETS For Sale?

Call our Classified Department for details!

TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

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for only $46.78/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949

5 PIECE DINING ROOM SET

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Brand new. Still in boxes. Worth $600. Must Sell $249. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions

Feed & Hay

HUGE RANCH & Farm Equipment Auction. Saturday April 14, 11am for Allan Smashnuk at 6188 Vla Road, Chase BC, Tractors, Haying Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Welding Equipment, etc. Phone: BC Livestock (250)573-3939

Dairy quality 2nd & 3rd cut alfalfa 3x3x8 bales,test avail, Delivery avail. Shavings & sawdust available as well. 250-838-6630.

Restaurant Auction Kelowna Sandwich Restaurant Newer quality equip. Apr 5th @ 6pm 243 Bernard Ave Kelowna. (250)545-3259, View photo at doddsauction.com

Pets & Livestock

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

Queen Size Sleigh Style Bed Set Bed, Dresser, Mirror and a nightstand. Still in boxes. Worth $1799. Must sell. $699! 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

PUBLIC AUCTION SALE

Heavy Duty Machinery

Viewing Fri. Apr. 13th 1-5PM Sale Sat. Apr. 14th 10AM

Assets of North Valley Frame Works Inc. 601 Bass Ave. Enderby B.C. Canada Watch for Direction Signs 2006 • Hundegger SCI (Speed Cut), Alpine Floor Master, Stealth(2) Truss Roller Press’s (6 Table), J. D. Adams Web saw, Tailift fork lift & 2 Fork lift dumpsters. 2003 • Graduall Zoom boom 2002 • Sterling Acterca Truck Tilt deck 2001 • Lode-King trailers (2) 53’ & 36’ 1992 • Kenworth Tractor, Kaser & Hankerson Air Compressor, SL Laser projection system & rollertables Containers 54’ & 20’, Lumber dollies, Complete dust collector, Jib & Pillar Crane, 200 Boxes, Tie Plates & Hangers, tools Lumber, Jeager Beams, Parking curbs, Concrete walls retain blocks, (7) Rooms of office equipment & furniture. MANY ITEMS, TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION For Info:

Goldman Bros. Auctioneers Inc.

P.O. Box 478, Vernon, B.C. Canada, V1T 6M4 Tel: 250-545-6251 • Cell: 250-549-0278 Fax: 250-545-4224 AUCTIONS | LIQUIDATORS | APPRAISERS

Misc. for Sale

ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, fir & pine. Stock up now. Campfire wood. (250)377-3457.

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

Firewood/Fuel

Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0

BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE PULP LOGS Please call

NORM WILCOX

(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-6201 (fax)

Misc. for Sale

TARPS! TARPS!

Run Till Rented

“BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”

BLUE TARPS

10X8 weave (Medium Duty)

STARTING AT

2.49

$

WHITE TARPS STARTING AT

BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

STARTING AT

5.19

$

FOAM SHOP MATTRESS REPLACEMENTS SINGLE TO KING SIZE

2” TO 6” THICK - CUSTOM CUT OR CUSTOM ORDER MEMORY FOAM TOPPER PADS - 3LB & 5LB DENSITY SINGLE TO KING SIZE - 2” & 3” THICK

CUSHION REPLACEMENTS TORN OR TATTERED? SOFAS, CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, SNOWMOBILES SEATS, TRACTORS

YOU NEED IT - WE WILL CUT IT!

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248 TRANQUILLE RD, NORTH SHORE - KAMLOOPS 250376-2714 • OUT OF TOWN CALL 1-800-665-4533

The Sands

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

Close to TRU and shopping. Clean Secure building with resident manager. Bachelor and 1 Bdrm some with views. prefer n/p, n/s (250)828-1711

Bed & Breakfast

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10/ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive

BC Best Buy Classified’s Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC.

Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

Call 250-371-4949 for more information

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Commercial/ Industrial

www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure. 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

2400sq ft with small office 12 ft over head door, 250-6823254 or 250-682-0005 Lyle

STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20x24 $4798. 25x30 $5998. 30x42 $8458. 32x58 $12,960. 40x60 $15,915. 47x80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Sahali 3+1 bdrm house, i/g pool. $379,900. Upgraded. Sgl garage, u/g sprklr, h/e furn. 2.5 bath. Open Sat-Sun Mar. 24-25 noon-2 p.m. 250-3181904

Misc. Wanted

Rentals

LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Real Estate For Sale By Owner $49,900 Mobile Home/Trailer For SALE by Owner! Near MacPark. Updated floor/paint/lights. EAGER TO SELL!! 250-371-3331 pics on kijiji

1 bachelor suite grnd lvl, by TRU shr w/d, n/s, n/p ref, $700 util incl (250) 374-9164 2bdrm Aberdeen 5appl. ns, no pets, ref req, Avail Imm $1000 +500dd (604) 542-9742 2bdrm apt. Aberdeen, W/D, N/S, N/P, $1000 +util quiet area (250) 851-8642 2bdrm apt Convenient Quiet people. N/P prefered cl TRU 250-376-9454

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For Lease or sale. Office/retail/medical space up to 5000 sq. ft.; Sahali area, excellent designated parking call Wilf @250-319-4062

Duplex / 4 Plex 3BDRM Avail immed or end of mnth 2 bths, FS, fncd yd $1250/mo 314-7225/374-9923 3BDRM +den 2 1/2 bth. Fnc’d yd. NS, $1100. DD&Refs. N Shore call aft 4pm 554-6978. 4bdrm 2 bth N Kam new reno n/p, n/s, cls to everything $1100 +util ref (250) 376-2177

Homes for Rent 2bdrm main floor Westyde clean and bright n/s, n/p $900+util 250-319-7276 3bdrm house cls to everything North Kamloops f/s, n/s, n/p ref $1100+util (250) 376-0113 3bdrm lrg liv rm. sm back yrd, deck North Shore w/d, parking, n/s $1150 shared util 573-1281 credit ref. Bill/Excel

Mortgages

TOBIANO 3bdrm + den 2 1/2bth gar, f/p, lrg deck, access to pool, $1800/month + util Avail May1st 250 320-6576

Lenders/Investors Always Welcome

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3.59

$

SAGEBRUSH MANOR (BROCK) Clean, comfy, secure. Certified Managers 1 & 2 Bdrm apartments starting @ $650/mo H/W incl N/P 250-554-1493

Lower Sahali

J

10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)

Call 778-220-6840

Misc. for Sale

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

ROOF, FLOOR TRUSS & WALL SYSTEMS

PRICE REDUCED 2 Bed Suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, Kamloops, $1950/m, Spacious. Welcoming. Wheelchair friendly. Avail. immediately. catherine_ steele@hotmail.com 1-604408-1023 (Vancouver)

1st & 2nd Mortgage Loans for Any Purpose Including Debt Consolidation ANYTHING GOES IF IT MAKES SENSE TO THE LENDER With or Without Appraisal, Credit Bureau or Income Verification Call Goetz – Senior Private Loan Specialist – Today! Direct at 250-819-9922 J www.eqlending.ch

Room & Board New home senior oriented $1750 incl many extras outings etc. call for info 376-3305

“Read All About It” Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities... 95 + tax

$52. Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10 CALL 250-371-4949

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Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Lower

Cars - Sports & Imports

DOWNTOWN furnished Lhk. NP, NS,No drugs, men. $425 incl. F/S & sink. 374-2500.

RV Pads LARGE RV lot for rent at Shuswap Falls RV Resort Seasonal rate $ 2,500 from April 15th to Oct 15th. Price includes water, sewer, power, Fire Pit, Picnic Table, clean Shale pad and driveway. For more info http://www.shuswapfallsrvresort.com or see my add at kijiji.ca BC Vacation rentals Call Dave 403-7039066 or reply via email: dstosky@telus.net. Lot is also available to purchase

Shared Accommodation IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339

Suites, Lower 1bdrm Brock sh w/d, n/s, sm pet ok, fenced back yrd, util inc $795 (604) 728-3521 1bdrm + den N Shore, Sh W/D, N/S, sm pet ok, $875 util inc (604) 728-3521 1Bdrm downtown N/P N/S includes all utils & digital cable $720/mth May 1 250-374-6122 1BDRM Full basemnt fully/furn 1-tenant np/ns lndry &utils incld $640/mo 250-579-7649 1bdrm gr level N Shore new $750 util incl Avail Mar 1st 250-376-6282/ 250-819-4063 1Bdrm Immaculate! Incl all util Parking, sep ent & patio N/S N/P Aberdeen $800 319-2132 / 374-6488 Avail April 1st 1Bdrm in Brock N/P N/S $650/mo, util incl Ref’s 250398-5986 1 furnished bdrm suite for 1 quiet mat. working person cls to RIH n/s, n/p, no drugs $750 (250) 374-9281 2BDRM in Brock W/D & util. incl. Priv. entr. & parking ns/np $950 (250) 376-5597 May 1st 2BDRM NrthShore incl util & cable. Close to bus/shops part/furn $850/mo 376-3594 2bdrm N Shore daylight, cls sch/bus, n/p, n/s util incl. ref $900 250-819-6158 or 778470-0057 ABERDEEN, 1 bdrm working person. Cable/util/wifi/laund incl, ns/np, $700/mo + DD. Avail Immd 250-377-7444. Aberdeen on bus route 1bdrm util incl + wifi n/s, 1 cat ok $800 (250) 828-0175 Bachelor suite clean n/s, n/p, w/d util + cab inc. $550 (250) 851-2579 Avail Apr 1st Bachelor suite in N/Shore 1person N/S cat ok w/d utils & cable incld $650 852-1624 Bachelor Suite, part fur , util incl sr w/d, n/p, n/s $600 Barnhartvale (250) 318-0383 BEAUTIFUL2BDR basement suite. wd/dw gas/fp ns/np quiet mature adult ref d/d $950 + 1/2util 250-554-1235 6-8pm BEAUTIFUL Modern 1Bdrm Sahali Full/Kitchen & Lndry, fp, flat screen tv, ns/np. Util incl $775/mo Call: 250-574-3477 Brock brand new 2bdrm 1 bth lrg kit and living area ns, np, $1200 util incl Avail now (250) 682-5338 Clean & comfortable 2 bdrm suite N/S N/P 1300 Tranquille $900/mth 250-371-4801 Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or working person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 372-5270 Dallas 1bdrm 1 quiet mature working adult no laundry N/S no partying N/D $650 incls util 250-573-3323 Large 1bdrm suite in Pineview $1000incl insuite W/D,N/S N/P satellite & util. 250-314-4426. Large U Sahali 2bdrm, liv rm, full bth, and kit, n/s/p ref req $1100 util incl 778-257-2481 Level entry 2bdrm Westsyde prt ent and prk n/s, n/p, w/d, $950 util incl (778) 472-2010 LEVEL entry daylight part/furn close to NorKam & bus, exc 1bdrm, np/ns/np util inc $750 avail Immed. 250-376-5676 New 1bdrm day light w/d, n/s, n/p, N Shore owner occupied garden access, & patio $850 util inc (250) 574-3138 Nice 2bdrm in N Kam $800 per mon incl heat laund, ref req no parties, no pets call (250) 376-0633

North Shore Clean 2bdrm bsmt suite. In-suite laundry. Smoking outside only. Cats okay with pet dep. Available May01. $900/mth includes gas and hydro. 250-320-4110. Upper Sahali new lrg 1bdrm 5 appl $800 util incl. pre single senior n/s, n/p 778-389-5924 nollortwo@gmail.com WESTSYDE 1BD + Den Newly reno, all appl, n/s pets neg. $725 (250) 819 -1161.

Suites, Upper 1BDRM 1100 sqft Lwr Sahali lndry,cble, intrnt, $850 incl util Avail now 314-9822 pref stdnt 1bdrm n/s n/p util inc in brand new home. $650per mon N Shore (250) 319-7263

ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. 1-250-5239762. (Logan Lake)

Commercial Vehicles Toyota Forklift For Sale Model 42-6FG18 Max lift 3500lbs $5000obo 250-374-0462

Cherry Creek cozy 1bdrm cottage lake view, f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p horse ok $875 util incl Avail Apr 1st (250) 828-6131

Transportation

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Motorcycles

Lovely Asian Girl Luby 23yrs old 34C-25-36 110lbs sexy, pretty, no rush (778) 220-1845

Recreational/Sale

SEXY PLAYMATES We are HOT, SWEET, and always DISCREET 3 girls to choose from all 19 years old GFE “discreet in call/out calls available” call or text (250) 318-9605

Run until sold New Price>>$59.95 Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $59.95 (boxed ad with photo) • $34.95 (regular 3 line ad)

Call: 250-371-4949

Antiques / Classics

FIRST CHOICE KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PLEASURE 24/7

1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. 3 helmets incl $800obo (250)377-4661

*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

Vernon Sun Valley SwapMeet @ BC Motor Products 350027St. March 30 & 31. Starts 8am . Call Reg 250-308-4701

Escorts ATTRACTIVE tanned blond female provides discrete fantasies 9:30am-10pm 376-5319

www.kamloops temptress.co 250-572-3623 Now hiring!

2bdrm Dallas f/s, shr w/d, view of river n/p, n/s $950 + util 778-836-1410 3bdrm Brock area Avail Apr 1st n/p util incl $1300 sep w/d new paint and flr 579-5985

Adult

1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $6900. obo 250-577-3222 2000 Frontier Plainsman 5th wheel W247, sleeps 6 lge fridge a/c, ducted heat n/s, n/p $10,000. 250-376-7803 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $12,000 (250) 851-0209

Scrap Car Removal

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.

I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Trucks & Vans 08Ford F150 8’ box 2 wd drive 5 speed manual 48,000 kms 8 tires $11,500 (1-250)800-0498 99DodgeCaravan 274000kms Runs great! $3400obo Call(250) 572-6108

Boats 17’ Lund 2002, Pro Sport, 90hp Merc 9.9hp Merc MinKota el. motor, fish finder, full canvas covers, Trailer Exc cond $19,500 778-220-3982 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $3900obo 319-1394 Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

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All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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FOR INSTANT APPROVAL

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com

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YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic 02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $4400obo 319-1394 1985 Mercury Grand MQS exc cond. power everything $2500 obo (250) 554-7985

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $34.95(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

TUESDAY, March 27, 2012 ❖ B23

THE LOWER NORTH THOMPSON COMMUNITY FOREST SOCIETY is seeking applications from Logging, Road Building, Site Preparation, and/or Silviculture Contractors interested in inclusion on our Contractor List for operations under Community Forest Agreement K1Z. Please contact Mike Francis at 250-672-1941 or email LNTCFSociety@ telus.net for further information and full eligibility requirements. Those selected will be invited to submit bids for contracts that may occur throughout the year. Contractors must live and work within the geographic area from Chase to Kamloops to McBride.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. x$8,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Silverado Thunder LD Crew Special Edition (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ◊Chrome Accessories Package offer available on light duty 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra extended cab and crew cab trucks (excluding Denali crew cab) equipped with the PDJ package (“PDJ Package”). Kodiak package includes PDZ credit valued at $1,200. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between February 3, 2012 and April 30, 2012. Customers who opt to forego the PDJ Package may apply a $500 credit (tax exclusive) to the vehicle purchase price. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer. ^Credit valid towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac vehicle, excluding Chevrolet Volt, delivered between January 6th 2012 and April 2nd 2012. Customers must present this authorization letter at the time of purchase or lease. All products are subject to availability. See Dealer for eligibility. Only one $1,000 Bonus may be redeemed per purchase/lease vehicle. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. The credit amount is inclusive of any applicable taxes. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and will contact GM to verify eligibility. The $1,000 Bonus is not compatible with the Employee New Vehicle Purchase Program or the Supplier Program New Vehicle Purchase Program. Void where prohibited by law. $1,000 offer is stackable with Cardholder’s current GM Card Earnings, subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit TheGMCard.ca. Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit TheGMCard.ca. Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Primary GM Cardholders may transfer the $1,000 Bonus to the following eligible Immediate Family members, who reside at the Primary Cardholder’s residence: parents, partner, spouse, brother, sister, child, grandchild and grandparents including parents of spouse or partner. Proof of relationship and residency must be provided upon request. The $1,000 Bonus is not transferable to Immediate Family residing outside of the Primary Cardholders residence. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. W2012 Chevrolet Silverado, equipped with available Vortec™ 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumptions Guide and WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segment. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. +Based on available competitive information from manufacturer websites. ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide.

B24 ❖ TUESDAY, March 27, 2012

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INTRODUCING

SILVERADO TOUGH. SOLID. STRONG. SPECIAL EDITION

BEST-IN-CLASS 4X4 V8 FUEL EFFICIENCY W

9.4L/100KM HWY | 14.3L/100KM CITYW

30 MPG HIGHWAY

EEDITION FEATURES INCLUDE:

Tough: Solid: Strong: Secure: Striking: Comfortable: Functional: Connected:

$ 60,000km longer Powertrain Warranty than Ford and Dodge+ GM Exclusive Locking Differential, Heavy Duty Trailering Package 5.3L V8 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, HD Cooling Package Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control and Hill Hold Assist Chrome Grille, Side Steps, Wheels, Door Handles and Mirror Caps 6 Way Power Driver’s Seat, Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control, Steering Wheel Audio Controls with Bluetooth® EZ-lift Locking Tailgate, Deep Tint Glass, Power Windows/Mirrors/Locks with Remote Entry OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile App and 6-Month Safe & Sound Plan with Turn-By-Turn Navigationų

8,250 X

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Come see what’s new at your Chevrolet Dealer today.

SCAN HERE TO FIND YOURS

Call Smith Chevrolet Cadillac at 250-372-2551, or visit us at 950 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops. [License #11184]

Kamloops This Week, March 27, 2012  

March 27, 2012 edition of the Kamloops This Week

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