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“The place was more like a boarding house than a jail.” — William Norfolk, 1898

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John Vicars did not like William Norfolk. William Norfolk did not like John Vicars. John Vicars was William Norfolk’s boss. They accused each other of wrongdoings. In September of 1898, their workplace drama played out under oath.

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Group wants Ajax information But mining company argues data is proprietary By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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A Kamloops environmental-awareness group is calling on Victoria to amend its laws to allow for more transparency from the proponent of a controversial mine proposed for south of Aberdeen — but the company behind the venture is claiming certain details of the project are top secret. The request, from the Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA), came as the deadline for the latest — and final — round of pre-application public consultation on the proposed KGHM Ajax Copper-Gold Mine wrapped up this week. In a letter dated March 26, addressed to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, KAPA asked for changes to the provincial Environmental Assessment Act “regarding the disclosure of baseline environmental and geological data by a proponent.” In the case of the Ajax Mine, KAPA claims in the letter it has been repeatedly stymied in requests to receive more detailed information about the potential impacts of the project — information the group claims exists, but is being intentionally withheld. Donna Sambolec, vice-chair of KAPA and spokeswoman for the group, said more detailed reports are referenced in appendices of other documents made available by Ajax staff. “They have quoted them in some of their documents,” she told KTW. “It makes it very difficult. That information would be very valuable. It will tell us the specifics.” Formed last year, KAPA is a group of people opposed to the Ajax mine in its proposed form.

The proponent of the mining project is KGHM Ajax Inc. — a joint venture between Polish mining giant KGHM and Vancouver-based Abacus Mining and Exploration. KAPA claims in its letter to the Environmental Assessment Office — one of more than 300 publiccomment submissions dealing with Ajax — that it has been been told by the proponents the information is off-limits because of its “proprietary” nature. According to Ajax, withholding proprietary information is the norm in the mining industry. “A mining company, especially in the case of both KGHM and Abacus, they’re both publicly traded companies,” said Jim Whittaker, Ajax project manager. “There are certain bits of information that are public and there are some that are not. It’s the private property of a publicly traded company.” Whittaker said more detailed reports are being submitted to government officials, noting those will become public as the application process moves forward. For now, though, given B.C.’s legislation, it would appear KAPA is out of luck. According to Sambolec, the group is left at a disadvantage without full disclosure from KGHM and Abacus. “What we’ve seen, it’s just not sufficient to be able to draft good questions,” she said. “That [further] information, it will give our researchers the technical information they need.” KAPA’s letter to Victoria echoes the same sentiment. XSee KAPA A6

The Kamloops Blazers are back in the Tournament Capital following their postseason road trip to Victoria, the first postseason major-junior action in the provincial capital since 1989.

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Mourning the loss of Shardik 37-year-old grizzly at B.C. Wildlife Park lay down and didn’t get back up By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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Every spring for the last three years, the folks at the B.C. Wildlife Park have wondered if this was the year — the one when Shardik would not emerge from his winter den. The 37-year-old grizzly emerged earlier this month but it was obvious the years of suffering from arthritis had finally taken the ultimate toll, said park animal-care supervisor Paul Williams. Shardik, like his sister Sheba before him, lay down in a favourite space in his one-acre den and didn’t get up. Three days later, it was obvious he couldn’t get up, that the arthritis had robbed the animal that came to the park back in 1979 of any quality of life — and Shardik was euthanized, as was Sheba two years ago. The bears were found near Bella Coola back in the mid-1970s. Their mother had become a garbage bear and was killed; the cubs started to become nuisances as well, Williams said, but were trapped and sent to the University of British Columbia, where noted researcher Tony Hamilton used them for studies into the diets of grizzlies. From there, they came to Kamloops. Williams has no idea where the names came from — he’s been at the park for 17 years and Shardik and Sheba were already veterans of the facility when he was hired — but speculated Shardik might have gotten his name from a book by Richard Adams about a grizzly with the same name. Shardik’s arthritis showed up about a dozen years ago and was treated with anti-inflammatory drugs. Sheba developed the condition

about six years ago, but it progressed rapidly, Williams said, leading to her inability to move and the decision to euthanize. Shardik had been receiving regular anti-inflammatories as well and the disease progressed slowly. “Last year, he was mobile enough, slow, but he could use the space he has, play with his toys,” Williams said. “This year, he was especially slow coming out of denning and, just like Sheba, he lied down one day and it was obvious he was too sore to get up, so we knew he had no quality of life. “It’s been hard because he’s been here so long. He was very ancient.” Grizzlies in zoos tend to live about 30 years, Williams said, while their counterparts in the wild tend to have 25-year life spans. There are no plans to seek out another grizzly — for several reasons. Few zoos breed the animals, Williams said, because it’s not an easy process. A separate cubbing pen is required, as well as an enclosure for the newborns and mom, all of which take up space and are costly. More importantly, however, is there are already two grizzly cubs at the park — who likely wouldn’t welcome a new member to their space. K’nute and Dawson were born in January or February of 2011 and, since joining the park last summer, have become part of the animal family. “They’re little delinquents,” Williams said. “They’re into everything, very active.” There are also three black bears at the park, along with more than 250 others of 65 species, all welcoming the spring weather now and ready for another season of engaging visitors.

Shardik the grizzly soaks himself in the cool waters of the B.C. Wildlife Park during an April 2007 afternoon. The 37-yearold bruin was euthanized this month after arthritis robbed him of any quality of life. The park has two grizzly cubs, K’nute and Dawson, who arrived after being found last year orphaned in the Yukon. KTW file photo

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Cemetery Flower Removal City Cemetery By-law states all artificial flowers and other tokens of remembrance shall only remain on grave sites from Oct 1 - Apr 16.

doing laundry until turbidity clears. Please keep shrubs and trees pruned back from fire hydrants. Private hydrant owners must have their hydrants tested at this time as well.

Residential roads are swept on day and afternoon shifts.

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Budget Meetings Apr 3 – 9 am Council Chambers Each meeting is recorded and posted to the City’s website within 48 hours. Visit kamloops.ca/2012budget. Shaw Cable Broadcasts Apr 3 Apr 5 – 9 pm

Scheduled turf maintenance starts Apr 19 and continues every Thursday until Oct 1. Any flowers placed on grave sites will be removed to a storage area. Please limit grave embellishments to fresh cut flowers only during this time. We recommend placing flowers on graves after 4 pm on Fridays. The turf maintenance contract for flower stands is exempt from this rule. Cemeteries ~ 250 828-3462 kamloops.ca/cemeteries Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Mar 15 - May 15 from 9 am to 8 pm Kamloops Fire and Rescue Services will be inspecting the City's fire hydrants to ensure proper operation and adequate flow to comply with fire underwriter requirements. The program will run 7 days a week. During flow testing, poor water pressure and/or high turbidity levels may result. This situation is temporary and may last for up to four hours. If turbidity is detected, you are advised to run a cold water tap and avoid

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Residents are asked not to place sand from driveways and sidewalks in large piles on the curb edge. These piles can damage a sweeper and operators are instructed to sweep around them. Residents are reminded that removal of dirt debris or rubbish from any sidewalks bordering their property is their responsibility and sweeping it onto unswept roads is acceptable. Public Works & Sustainability 250 828-3461 Wheelchair Lift for Sale The City has the following for sale: 2005 Genesis outdoor wheelchair lift, 36"x60" platform, 750lb capacity. The unit must be dismantled and removed from the existing location. Bids must be received by 2pm local time on 2012 April 5 by the Purchasing Division at 955 Concordia Way. For more information contact: Nick DeCicco ~ 250-828-3518 ndecicco@kamloops.ca

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Court ruling won’t affect sex trade By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

He doesn’t expect we’ll notice any difference in Kamloops, but the head of a local social agency is praising an Ontario court ruling this week that effectively tossed a ban on brothels. “I think anything that improves the safety and well-being of women that are in the sex-trade, that has got to trump anything,” Bob Hughes, the executive director of ASK Wellness, told KTW. “It [the sex trade] is a nuisance but, at the end of the day, the reality is that these are choices humans will

make no matter what we do.” On Monday, March 26, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld an earlier lower-court decision to strike down a number of prostitution laws — in effect legalizing brothels and making it legal for prostitutes to hire security guards and drivers. The ruling is binding only in Ontario, but it’s expected to be appealed in the Supreme Court of Canada and will likely bring about similar challenges in other Canadian provinces. Hughes noted Kamloops’ sex trade

has changed drastically in recent years. “Five or six years ago, a vulnerable young woman could stand out on the corner and police and social workers would drive by her and say, ‘That’s the way it is’,” he said. “We don’t have that any more. There is no stroll in Kamloops.” Another thing Kamloops isn’t faced with is the prominence of “massage parlours” — where sex acts are performed in exchange for money. Hughes noted he’s heard there might be one or two businesses operating as such, but said they keep a very low profile.

That is not the case in other cities. According to Hughes, the ruling will likely have little if any impact on the sex trade in Kamloops — where the vast majority of prostitutes work for escort services. “I don’t think it’s going to have a direct effect in our community, but I do think

it’s something that should be celebrated,” he said, adding he does not expect to see brothels start popping up on Kamloops streets. “We’ve got serious NIMBY-ism. “A brothel? “Nobody’s going to say that’s going to be good for their neighbourhood.”

A local social agency doesn’t foresee brothels opening in Kamloops in the wake of an Ontario court ruling banning them was illegal. KTW file photo

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KAPA wants B.C. laws amended XFrom A1

“Even though baseline environmental information has been collected by the proponent since 2006, the public has been invited to attend public meetings where virtually none of this information has been disclosed,” KAPA’s letter reads. “To provide for meaningful public participation in the environmental-assessment

process, KAPA therefore believes that the B.C. government should amend the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act and regulations to require that mining projects that are reviewable under this legislation submit specified baseline environmental and geological data as part of the project description.” As for KAPA’s next step, Sambolec

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The next step in the process Ajax representatives will now meet with the province to review all concerns raised in both public-comment periods — the most recent one ending this week, and the previous one that took place last summer. Under the Environmental Assessment Act, the proponent is required to address each comment. The Environmental Assessment Office will then determine the adequacy of the proponent’s responses, and an AIR (application information

requirement) document will be prepared. The next step after that would be Ajax filing its application based on the requirements set out in the AIR document. At that point, a further publiccomment period would be initiated prior to the application’s review. According to the Environmental Assessment Office, it will be weeks, if not months, before the AIR document is complete.

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T SOUNDS LIKE A SCENE FROM the pages of a Three Stooges script: A 19th-century jail guard settles in for the night shift. He waits until he’s alone in the office, opens a closet and pulls out a deck chair. Out of a drawer, he grabs an alarm clock and sets it on the desk. He places a pillow on the chair, his feet on the desk and shuts his eyes. But, he’s not alone. The warden — a man who twists the ends of his moustache into sharp points — is lurking in the shadows. He’s been suspicious of his employee for some time and is now putting together his case. After two hours of watching the guard sleep, the warden makes his move into the office to catch him red-handed. The warden takes off his shoes, wearing only his socks so as not to alert the napping guard. But, the office door is loud. It clangs. The guard wakes up. The cover is blown. That allegation — a charge of “asleep on duty,” according to government documents — was one of a half-dozen counts levelled by Kamloops Provincial Gaol Warden John Vicars against guard William Norfolk more than a century ago. (Vicars also accused Norfolk of failing to perform nightly prisoner counts, showing up late for work, leaving doors open, not performing searches of new inmates and stealing jail property.) It was the summer of 1898 and the 75-prisoner facility — located on Fourth Avenue and what would become Columbia

THE HANGED 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 B. James 1913: Paul Spintlum 1914: Jurcko Onucki 1915: Charles Perrault 1915: Charles Rye 1915: Albert Clinger

Stories by Tim Petruk In September 1898, an inquiry was held into the goings-on at Kamloops Provincial Gaol (left). It was a bit of a he-said-he-said affair between John Vicars and William Norfolk (below). Vicars, then the prison’s warden, accused Norfolk, a guard, of incompetence, including allegations he had been sleeping on the job, leaving doors open and not counting inmates. In response, Norfolk accused Vicars of “laxity” — alleging the warden allowed prisoners to read novels, play checkers, whistle and sing freely. Norfolk moved to Victoria a short time after the inquiry. Kamloops Archives photos

John Vicars Warden

Kamloops Provincial Gaol Built at a cost of $12,000, Kamloops Provincial Gaol opened in January 1898. It would remain active as a prison for decades, playing host to 17 of the 19 executions carried out

Street, where the Kamloops Law Courts building stands today — had only been open for a few months. Vicars was named warden in November 1897, when Kamloops Provincial Gaol was still under construction. At that time, the city’s jail was located in a building next to what was then the courthouse, on the northwest corner of First

in the community and housing prisoners both on remand and while serving jail terms. The 75-prisoner facility held such notorious inmates as Billy Miner, Casimir and Chun Kee Yow.

Avenue and Seymour Street — the current site of Kamloops City Hall. Prior to Vicars’ appointment, Norfolk had been acting warden of the city jail. Whether it was due to the overlooked promotion — Norfolk had been promised the warden job — or something else, there was apparently bad blood between the two men.

William Norfolk Guard

Wealth of info at Archives Much of what has been reported in this five-part series is based on information from one source — the Mary Balf Archives at the Kamloops Museum. The Archives are home to countless photos of the Kamloops Provincial Gaol, images of people of the time and, most importantly, microfilm copies of old local newspapers. Thanks is due to curator Elisabeth Duckworth for her patience and expertise in helping and putting up with KTW’s research.

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Jack shot and Cobblers called as expert witnesses at Rye trial killed by fiance Charles Perrault was drunk on Oct. 22, 1914, when he attempted to make advances on Adeline Jack in a tent at Hat Creek. The advances were denied and Perrault shot Jack twice in the neck, killing her. At trial, a witness — apparently Jack’s cousin — said Jack and Perrault were supposed to be married, but Jack had recently changed her mind due to abuse suffered at the hands of her fiancé. Perrault hid in the hills on Bonaparte Indian land after the shooting, and was eventually arrested by his fellow Bonaparte tribesmen. His trial took place in Clinton and he was executed by Hangman Ellis in Kamloops on July 9, 1915.

Charles Rye was a young Austrian labourer who had been working in Kamloops. On Jan. 3, 1915, he was among a group of railway workers who arrived in downtown Kamloops with their paycheques, ready to spend money at local bars. Rye and another Austrian, Mike Syrnyk, spent the night in a tent on the reserve. The next day, Syrnyk’s bloodied body was discovered inside the tent, apparently beaten with an iron plough. Trackers linked Rye to the crime through diamondpattern boot prints found in the snow.

Rye was arrested later the same day while walking along the railroad tracks near Ducks (present-day Valleyview/Dallas), wearing the same diamond-impression boots. He had another pair of boots under his arm. At trial, his defence lawyer called expert evidence from two shoemakers who said the diamond boots did not fit Rye. The other boots, they said, found under his arm, apparently did. It did not work and Rye was hanged in Kamloops on Aug. 13, 1915.

Pleas from Idaho governor and U.S. senator unsuccessful Albert Lester Clinger was an American, born in Portland, Ore., who took land in Springhouse Prairie — in the Cariboo, south of Williams Lake — in 1913. Prior to that, he lived in Idaho, where he was a well-respected member of society. In early February 1915, Clinger and his friend, Thomas Burton Smith, were travelling from Ashcroft back to Springhouse Prairie. Clinger telephoned Clin-

ton police to say he had been robbed by his friend. He then proceeded to forge Smith’s signature to withdraw money from his bank account. Smith’s frozen body was found about a week later, face-down in the snow, having been shot through the back of the head. Leaning against the body was Clinger’s customized rifle. At trial in Clinton, Clinger claimed it was a hunting accident. The prosecution,

meanwhile, said Clinger stood to gain Smith’s money and property. The jury sided with the prosecution and Clinger was sentenced to hang in Kamloops. Appeals for clemency were sent in from Idaho Gov. Moses Alexander and U.S. Sen. William Borah, but to no avail. Clinger, the last man to be executed in Kamloops, was killed by Hangman Ellis on Dec. 23, 1915.


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LOVE MY CAR. It’s been years since I’ve had one that was built the same decade in which I purchased it — and the fact that it’s flaming red actually does appeal to the I’m-not-old side of me. And, frankly, I’m tired of people trying to make me feel guilty because I drive my car rather than take public transit or bike or use some other nongas-guzzling mode of transportation. For many of us, particularly living in a city as spread out as Kamloops is, a car is a simple necessity. We can’t all live within walking distance of our employment — and, frankly, many of us don’t want to live in a congested area where yards are the size of postage stamps. I like my two acres and view of the river — and can actually create one pretty nice-sized vegetable garden to “eat locally,” unlike those who are in the many stratas popping up everywhere downtown. But, that means driving a car to work. I like that Kamloops offers schools of choice and that my boys can attend Beattie School of the Arts. It’s been a wonderful education experience for them — but it’s not our neighbourhood school. That means driving them to school in the morning. And, I like my job, one I’ve been doing for almost four decades now, but it’s not predictable, stay-at-your-desk office work where people come to me. I’m as likely to get sent to a fire in Rayleigh as I am to an event at the B.C. Wildlife Park.

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LEVEL That means using my car for work. If transit in Kamloops was better than it is now, it might be an option sometimes. Back in my hometown, I’d take the bus — but it ran every 15 minutes, started running very early in the morning and continued well into the early hours. Kamloops’ bus service just isn’t built for the needs of the average person these days. It’s built for the budget the city can afford to run it. They’re very different concepts. Maybe cars are what my mother would have called a necessary evil — we need them even though we wish we didn’t. What I don’t like about driving my car is how unfriendly this city is toward we automotive types. Here are just a few examples: Have you ever tried to find a parking spot if you have to go up to Thompson Rivers University? It’s impossible. I’m betting even staff have trouble finding spots. This week, I had an appointment at one of the schools. It has a paid-parking lot near it — completely full.

The next-closest lot also had no vacant spots. I drove halfway across campus to the paid-parking near the Culinary Arts Building. Full. Ditto for those few meters between Old Main and the Clocktower buildings. This happens most of the time when I have to go to TRU. Have you ever tried to park at Sahali Mall? Whoever designed that lot must have suffered from vertigo because the angles make it almost impossible to get into it or out of it without almost hitting other vehicles. Let’s not even go into the nightmare that is the parkade at Royal Inland Hospital. Enough ink and paper has been wasted on that parking challenge. Heaven help you if you go to a popular play at Sagebrush Theatre. That’s another lot that wasn’t built with an eye for the potential 700 bums that might fill those seats — yes, there is on-street parking but, if you’re even a titch late, you’re walking for blocks. But, here’s the example that still bugs me the most. It was Coun. Donovan Caver’s suggestion parking fines be increased to encourage people to use the bus. It won’t. We’ll pay the fines if we’re late getting back to the meters because the simple truth is, we’re car people. Our lifestyles have created us and we’re not the enemy. We’re not bad environmentalists just because we drive — we just, by necessity, drive our cars. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

“This case still stinks.” The words are those of Leonard Krog, the B.C. NDP’s attorneygeneral critic. The case to which he refers is the still-unresolved BC Rail scandal, in which former ministerial aides Dave Bassi and Bobby Virk pleaded guilty to charges of breach of trust. The charges were amended counts stemming from the investigation into the bribing of government officials by lobbyists who wanted access to secret documents relating to government’s sale of BC Rail. Despite their guilty pleas on the eve of the start of their trial, the B.C. Liberal government paid Bassi and Virk’s legal bill — but no B.C. Liberal has ever explained why. Why would taxpayers foot the bill for two men who admitted their roles in a bribery scandal? It doesn’t make sense, which is one of the reasons cited by Abbotsford-South MLA John van Dongen in his decision this week to quit the B.C. Liberals and join the B.C. Conservatives. Van Dongen has even gone so far as to hire North Vancouver lawyer Roger McConchie to look into the unanswered questions relating to this sordid tale. Yet, Premier Christy Clark —who was deputy premier at the time of the scandal in 2003 — rejected again this week calls for a public inquiry into the matter. Why? Shouldn’t the premier — who has professed innocence in the case and, indeed, who was long ago cleared of any wrongdoing employed by Basi and Virk — want to know why the B.C. Liberal government of the day agreed to pay the legal bills of two men who admitted guilt? The fact this government refuses to divulge such information to those who paid the tab is astonishing. A public inquiry would, at the least, enable the public to finally hear from those in government above Basi and Virk — including Clark and then-finance minister Gary Collins (whose ministerial aide was Basi) — and, ultimately, lead to the unanswered question: Why did we pay the legal tabs of criminals?

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Re: Letter: Gas gouging can be attacked: “Or, we could all hold our breath until we turn blue!” — posted by Ron Watt

Re: Letter: Jobs vs. quality-of-life split has been well orchestrated: “Having a negative impact on people’s health is never justified, even at a ratio of 1,000 out of 10,000. “No matter the ratio, it is never worth the risk to anyone’s health. “Think of the people you love most and imagine them dying of severe asthma or cancer from the pollution caused by an industry that provided even 10,000 jobs in the city where they live. “Do you still think it’s worth it? I sure don’t.” — posted by Fran Clark Woodward “Four-hundred jobs in a workforce of more than 50,000 is virtually nothing. “We are still recovering from the damage to our reputation caused by the stench of the first years of the pulp mill, but that problem was justified by providing 1,000 jobs in a workforce of 10,000. “It isn’t just lifestyle, but being able to market our city in positive ways.” — posted by Hugh Jordan

Disgraceful criminal-justice system Editor: What a disgrace. I have been saying for years our criminaljustice system needs a complete overhaul, but nothing supports my feeling more then the outcome of the trial of Graham James. What a complete waste of time and money and what a slap in the face to every law-abiding Canadian. His sentence is a joke. From what I can tell, his sentencing

was just a make-work project for lawyers, therapists police officers and judges. Had this same piece of scum entered a bank, passed a note saying he had a gun and left with $5, he would have been sentenced to five years in jail. What are the Canadian courts saying — that the safety and mental health of our kids and grandchildren are not worth $5? For the next victim of James, here’s

some advice: Sue the federal government because it knowingly allowed a predator to roam Canada and knew or should have known he was a risk. Maybe then the government will grow a backbone and start doing its job by changing some laws and throwing scum like James in the slammer for no less than 20 years.

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Editor: I would like to response to Thomas Jones’ March 27 letter to the editor (‘An apolitical endeavour?’), in which he makes reference to the fact I didn’t take part in last week’s walk to end racism and that it wasn’t a big enough event for me to attend. In fact, I would like Jones and all KTW readers to note I was very honoured to be the first speaker at the Intercultural Connections Regional Diversity Day, hosted by Paul Lagace, and that the event coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. I’d like to share an excerpt of my speech with Jones: “In preparation to join you today, I visited the United Nations website to familiarize myself a little more on what this day is really all about. “It was informative and sobering for me to discover that this day

was originally set aside to mark a tragedy. This day was first commemorated on March 21, 1966, on the sixth anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa. “On that day in 1960, 69 black Africans were killed and some 180 more injured by South African police during a protest against an apartheid law. “The horror of the event drew international condemnation of the South African regime and, although it would be another 34 years until Nelson Mandela became president, it truly ignited the resistance to apartheid . . . “On this day, a day born in infamy and tragedy, Canadians can demonstrate to the world that people from all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds can live together in peace and with mutual respect.” Cathy McLeod MP KamloopsThompson-Cariboo

Pipeline industry has an exemplary safety record Editor: Re: The recent series of stories on Kinder Morgan Canada’s proposed expansion of our Trans Mountain pipeline. We know many British Columbians have questions. We will undertake an open and thorough engagement along the route and marine corridor with communities, First Nations and interested parties. I consider the input from local interests to be critical to our planning. We will take the time needed to consider the input received during the 18-to24-month dialogue, at which time we will file a comprehensive application with the National Energy Board, initiating a regula-

tory review, which is anticipated in 2014. Our next step is to determine the scope and requirements of the proposed project; an announcement anticipated this spring. We have safely operated a critical piece of B.C.’s energy infrastructure for almost 60 years. The pipeline provides the only existing West-Coast access for Canadian oil products, including about 90 per cent of the gasoline supplied to southern B.C. Marine traffic to our Westridge Terminal is only three per cent of Port Metro Vancouver’s traffic and our proposed expansion would mean less than 10 per cent.

The pipeline industry’s safety record is first-class compared to any other way to move large quantities of energy that people need to use every day. Pipelines are a safe and efficient method for transporting large volumes of energy — including crude oil and natural gas — over land. More information about the proposed project will be available in the coming months and we look forward to the discussion.

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No clear winner in the war, but Vicars made his mark XFrom A7

On Aug. 17, 1898, Vicars sent a letter to B.C.’s top cop — Provincial Police Supt. Fred Hussey — asking for an inquiry to be held looking into Norfolk’s behaviour at the jail. Hussey obliged, but Norfolk wasn’t happy. In response, Norfolk requested — and was granted — another inquiry to look into Vicars’ performance as warden. Norfolk’s main charge against his boss was one of “general laxity of discipline,” but other counts — there were six in all — included allegations of allowing prisoners to play checkers, turning a blind eye to “singing and whistling” among inmates and failing to keep prisoners from lighting up their pipes in non-smoking areas. The hearings began on Sept. 20, 1898, and lasted three days, including a 90-minute tour of the prison on Day 2. Hussey’s final report, dated Oct. 11, 1898, doesn’t name a clear winner. Norfolk was convicted on just one count — the charge of sleeping on duty — while Vicars was not officially found guilty of anything. However, Hussey had some harsh words for Vicars after hearing testimony from a dozen witnesses over the three days of inquiries. Hussey had no problem with Vicars letting prisoners play checkers and read novels, citing similar allowances in Victoria’s jail. However, the Kamloops Provincial Gaol warden was ordered to maintain a “diary showing the expiration of sentences” — something Vicars had not been doing. “There is a possibility of a prisoner being confined longer than the duration of his sentence,” Hussey said. Vicars was also ordered to change the way he operated a small farm and orchard on the jail property. The matter was raised not by Norfolk, but by a resident of the nearby Provincial Home for Old Men.

Richard Copeland, a resident of the home, brought the charge forward, and testified Vicars “feeds his house” with what was raised on the property. Hussey commended the warden for his agricultural work on the grounds of the start-up prison, but said the produce should go toward the two provincial facilities in the area — Kamloops Provincial Gaol and the Provincial Home for Old Men — before landing in Vicars’ kitchen. While there was no clear winner in the inquiry, Norfolk was not long for Kamloops afterward. There is no record of him working at the jail after August 1898, when he was suspended pending the inquiry’s findings. In fact, by 1899, Norfolk had moved his family to Victoria, where he became a railway worker. Norfolk contracted an illness in 1904 and, six years later, returned to his native England. Vicars, meanwhile, carved out a significant spot in local history. The founding captain of the Kamloops Rifle Company — which would later become the Rocky Mountain Rangers — in 1896, Vicars served as jail warden until 1914, when his military obligations escalated during the First World War. Vicars worked his way up the local military ranks to become the Rangers’ lieutenantcolonel. He died in 1929, but the Vicars family’s tradition lives on in Kamloops, thanks to a Valleyview street — Vicars Road — bearing their name.

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE Many of the issues raised at both inquiries were not all that different than some of the allegations made recently about the goings-on at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC). In the last six months, KRCC has made headlines multiple times for all the wrong reasons — violent assaults,

alleged overcrowding and even an escape. Well, Kamloops Provincial Gaol had the same problems. There were a number of reported escapes from the facility, most notably an incident in 1907 when a female prisoner burst free and wasn’t apprehended until days later, after she made it to the Shuswap. Two men escaped the facility in 1906, followed by three more in 1913 — one of whom was never caught. In October of 2011, prolific offender Steve Hodgins was on the lam for more than a week after fleeing a KRCC work gang. He was eventually arrested after an observant shopper at a North Shore mall spotted him and called police. According to testimony at the 1898 inquiries into Kamloops Provincial Gaol, a prisoner that year had been caught “spitting about in his cell and throwing burned matches.” In February of this year, according to the union representing B.C.’s provincial jail staff, two KRCC correctional officers were spit on by inmates in a 24-hour span. That followed a similar incident in June, in which another KRCC prisoner is alleged to have spit on an officer. Overcrowding is another jailhouse issue dating back more than 100 years. In 1898, inquiry testimony revealed the fact prisoners at Kamloops Provincial Gaol were being kept double-bunked in cells meant for one — even when it wasn’t necessary to do so. That wasn’t a problem, according to the commissioner of the inquiry, because it meant less guards making less rounds. But, today, overcrowding at KRCC is a big deal. A spokesman for the union representing KRCC’s guards has told KTW recently the prison’s inmate-to-guard ratio is 40:1 — more than double the 18:1 the facility was built for in 1989.

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Kamloops Mounties are looking for tips from the public after what they are deeming another “senseless” crime spree — this time in Barnhartvale. RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police are investigating four incidents in the east Kamloops community, all of which were reported on Tuesday, March 27. “These are the types of things that are very, very troublesome and very problematic to the homeowners,” he said. “It’s senseless and it makes them feel victimized.” Learned said calls started coming in at about 8:40 a.m., when employees at R.L. Clemitson elementary reported finding vandalism. The vandals gained access to the school’s roof and tossed roofing

material onto the ground, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage. At about the same time, the owner of a Barnhartvale store called Mounties to say his business had been broken into overnight. In that instance, Learned said, the thieves gained access to the store through a side window, making off with about $40 in cash and a number of credit cards. Also stolen was the store’s cash register and cash box, but those were recovered a short distance away and are now being examined for clues. Just after 1:30 p.m., a homeowner in Barnhartvale called police to report his house, which is unoccupied as it undergoes extensive renovations, had been broken into and vandalized. Learned said the culprits gained access through a side door, which had been locked. “Once inside, the

vandals sprayed drywall adhesive and oil from space heaters onto the wall and flooring,” he said. “The damage caused by these contaminants could not be cleaned up and all the construction material now has to be replaced.” The homeowner’s insurance does not cover the damages. Also shortly after 1:30 p.m., police were called by Kamloops Fire Rescue crews who were battling a suspicious grass fire in the 1000block of Lamar Place. The blaze came close to a home in the area, but no property was damaged. Learned said area homeowners were lucky the fire was knocked down so quickly. “The brush and grass areas are very, very dry,” he said. “It would take nothing for a fire like that to get out of control.” The crime spree fol-

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McCracken Station

LOCAL NEWS

Liquor Store

CHECK ... OUT OUR

GREAT WINE SELECTION!

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2699

$

HOME MADE QUINOA VEGGIE BURGER

10

$

00

NE GLU W! TE F RE OPTIN ONS E

MESQUITE GRILLED CHICKEN TORTILLA SALAD

Mandy Girling was anxious to tee off for another season at the Mount Paul Golf Course, taking a quick trip aroung the practice putting greens while waiting turn to tee off on the first hole. George Wycherley/KTW

n Relax & e s & d n ie good fr d! o fo d o go

750 ml

$

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750 ml

$ FUNDRAISER

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24

99

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$

11

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+ dep

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1349

$

+ dep

MOLSON CANADIAN 15 pack cans

2799

$

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89

+ dep

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DIANE’S

LOCAL NEWS

Hair Design 811 St. Paul Street At the rear

Understanding the links

DIANNE

TRINA

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Sun, Mon, Tues.

318-7255

377-5836

child abuse, animal abuse and domestic violence

“Your Friendly Neighbourhood Salon” LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

“Fresh, Healthy, Local” SPECIALS MAR. 29 - APRIL 4

CELEBRATING HAZEL’S SPIRIT

LOCAL HONEY • 20+ LOCAL SUPPLIERS • LOCAL FREE RANGE EGGS

Royal Inland Hospital registered nurse Pat Smith (left) shares a moment with patient care coordinator Hazel McKinley at the hospital on March 22. McKinley was honoured with gifts and a cake in a morale-boosting celebration of her contributions in RIH’s stroke-recovery unit. Dave Eagles/KTW

Kamloops Grown Baby Baker

RUSSET POTATOES 2.79/10lb BAG

City a Live Right Now semifinalist Kamloops as a semifinalist in the CBC’s Live Right Now CrossCanada challenge. Kamloops finished first in B.C. with the most points awarded based on the participation from its Facebook members. As a semifinalist, the city has been asked to undertake one more challenge, that of creating an event that proves Kamloops is the Live Right Now Capital of Canada. The timing couldn’t be better with the arrival today (March 29) of the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay.

The TCC Ambassadors will be hosting an interactive booth at the Rick Hansen festivities, which take place at the Tournament Capital Centre beginning at 4:30 p.m. The booth will promote the Live Right Now challenge and will have healthy activities in which the public can participate and Live Right Now prizes to give away. Residents are encouraged to stop by the Live Right Now booth and share their photos and videos of the festivities on Facebook and Twitter.

The winning community will be announced on Friday, April 13, and will be rewarded with a natural playground valued at more than $100,000. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has teamed up with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and Parks Canada to custom design and build a natural playground that will reflect the natural heritage of the nearest national park to the winning community. For more information, go online to cbc. ca/liverightnow.

BC GROWN

RED & GREEN LEAF

BEETS 4.49/5LB BAG

LETTUCE .99/EA BC GROWN

BC GROWN

TOMATOES ON THE VINE

LE CUCUMBERS .99/EA

1.29/LB

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.99/LB

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RED CABBAGE .69/LB

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Special Pricing on these Pre-Owned Spring Sales Event Vehicles! Nissan CPO Program begins with a thorough vehicle inspection to help ensure that your Nissan is in top condition. Add to that flexible financing from 0.9%, extensive warranty options and the peace of mind of a CarProofTM Vehicle History Report and you’ll know the thrill of owning and driving a vehicle that’s 100 percent Nissan.

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20,900

07 Nissan Versa $

11,200

from

09 Nissan Rogue

22,900

$

08 Nissan Versa 1.8S

10,700

$

DIESEL

#UT524

09 BMW x5

54,988

$

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$

08 Mazda3 GS

11,888

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07 Ford F150 XLT $

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View our entire inventory at rivercitynissan.com! Check out our great selection of pre-owned vehicles!

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MAR. 27 - APRIL 1 SAVE 70%

SAVE 40%

ROUND MOUTH SHOVEL REG. $9.95

5

$ 99

TEMPERED STEEL BLADE, ASH WOOD HANDLE

LOCKS IN ANY POSITION,PADDED HEADREST, FOLDS EASILY.

39 2

$ 99

6

$ 95

EXTENDS TOWING VISION, ADJUSTS TO ANY MIRROR, INSTALLS IN SECONDS

FORGED STEEL HEAD, HARDENED AND TEMPERED, NON SLIP SAFETY GRIP HANDLE, FIBERGLASS HANDLE

8

$ 88

99

¢

9

$ 95

YACHT MOP REG. $5.95

3

1

$ 99

SE

SAVE S 60%

REG. $19.95 18” WIDE, STRONG NG AND DURABLE METAL HANDLE

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH, STRONG WOODEN HANDLE

5

$ 95

29

$

BUILT IN TIMER, 3500 SQ FEET COVERAGE, OSCILLATING

7

$ 95

KAMLOOPS

95 SAVE 40% PELLET RIFLE REG. $49.95

.177 CAL, 495 FPS, WOODEN STOCK, ADJUSTABLE AIM

SAVE 33% GARDEN HOSE REG. $14.95

AUTO POLISHER REG. $39.95 BATTERY POWERED OR PLUG INTO CIGARETTE CHARGER, POLISHES AND WAXES, 12V AND 15V 3500 RPM

9

$ 95

18” PUSH BROOM

CORN BROOM INDUSTRIAL REG. $8.95

SAVE 75% 350G WEIGHT, 4 FT HANDLE

5

$ 95

REFLECTIVE VEST REG. $14.95

SAVE 50% %

SPRINKLER REG. $14.95

SAVE 67%

$ 95

95

SAVE 47%

WETSKIN RAINPANTS REG. $19.95

ASSORTED SIZES KIDS TO ADULTS, INCLUDES BELT, LOTS OF POCKETS, ASSORTED COLORS

14

$

$

ORANGE OR YELLOW, 360DEGREE REFLECTIVE

SAVE 34%

SAVE 50%

WHEEL CHAULKS REG. $7.95 2 PC, OIL AND CHEMICAL RESISTANT, GREAT FOR KEEPING CARS, S, TRUCKS, OR TRAILERS STATIONARY

GREENSWEEPER RAKE REG. $20.95

2.5LB AXE REG. $11.95

PANASONIC BATTERIES

SAVE 50%

77

¢

SAVE 29%

SAVE 26%

HOSE NOZZLE REG. $9.95

AA, AAA, C, D, 9V 99 CENTS PER PACKAGE

2

$ 99

30” WIDE, 5 YEAR WARRANTY

95

FREE SURPL HERBYUS ’S B A L WITH A L CAP 10 PUR CHA

ASST. COLOURS, 100% POLY / VINYL

TOWING MIRROR REG. $14.95

SAVE 70% ADJUSTABLE SPRAY , PISTOL GRIP

OUT

PVC GARDEN GLOVES REG. $1.99

SAVE 54%

ANTI GRAVITY LOUNGER REG. $59.95

$

WATER PUMP MANUAL REG. $9.95

PERFECT FOR HOME, OFFICE, OR CAMPING. FITS ALL WATER MACHINE JUGS

SAVE 33%

ASK AB

SAVE 61%

50’ X 1/2”, ALL PURPOSE HOSE, 5 YEAR WARRANTY

9

$ 95

248 TRANQUILLE RD

VERNON V VERNO VERN ERN RNO

3325 31ST AVE

9

$ 95 WILLIAMS WI LLIAMS LAKE

527 MACKENZIE AVE

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$ 9/5EA

6

raziest at trhee icn town! sto

99

$

FIRE RETARDANT, WATER RESISTANT, LOTS OF POCKETS, ASSORTED SIZES

97

SAVE 60%

DEAD BLOW HAMMERS

33’ TAPE MEASURE, NON SLIP DESIGN, STRONG METAL TAPE

5

$ 95

3

2

S ES CE C RIIC RI M PR OM O TO T TT OT BO KB AT ROCK

SAVE 25% COMES WITH EXTRA RUBBER TIPS, LIGHT WEIGHT, ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM POLES

/C AN

CAMO WEB BELTS REG. $9.95

1L ORANGE JUICE

7

$ 49

12 PK

COAT HANGER CLOSEOUT! REG. 99¢ - $9.99

59/

¢

EA

1

$ 99

ONLY

$ 9955

4

$ 95

TUBE STYLE, AIR FILLED, 300LB WEIGHT LIMIT

FROZEN FOOD SAVE 40%

TEXAS CUT ONION RINGS

ITALIAN SEASONED 4.54 KG BOX

19

$

907G. REG. $4.95

95

CREME BRULEE REG. $7.95

454G

2

$

SAVE 37%

4

$

97

99

99

¢

95

4

1

$ 49

6” WHEEL BRUSH REG. $7.95 STEEL WIRE BRUSHES

9

$ 95

SAVE 60%

FITS ATV REAR AND FRONT RACKS, VELCRO STRAPS TO SECURE IT, BOTTOM CUSHION FOR SHOCK K ABSORPTION, WATER ER RESISTANT, 36” X 18” X 10”

19

$

95

PARTICULATE RESPIRATORY MASKS, 20 PACK, LATEX FREE, DURABLE WELDED HEAD BANDS, FLUID RESISTANT

95

SAVE 47%

POLARIZED SUNGLASSES REG. $29.95

SAVE 26%

8” WHEEL BRUSH REG. $8.95

59 $ 95 5 $ 66 6

$

3

$ 97

SAVE 50% SIPHON PUMP REG. $9.95

PUMPS ANY LIQUID OR AIR-INTAKE & DISCHARGE SYSTEM - 2.50” HOSES

77

66

9

$ 95

ANKLE OR WRIST ADJUSTABLE SIZING, 14” OR 18”

14

$

LONG 5FT EASY REACHING HANDLE, SOFT BRISTLES, ROUND HEAD

95

2

$ 95

17” LARGE DUST PAN, HIGH DURABILITY PLASTIC, HANDLE HOLE FOR HANGING

/PR

DOCAP TOOL POUCH REG. $9.95

39

$

2 PC, ONE SIZE 32”X12”X10”, ONE SIZE 24”X7”X7” HUMANELY CATCH ANY ANIMALS

99 ¢

G

SAVE 70%

SAVE 20%

95

EASILY LIFTS, LEVELS S AND ADJUSTS ANY TRAILER, CAN MOUNT ON SIDE OF TRAILER FRAME

ENGINE CLEANING KIT REG. $39.95

COMPACT DESIGN, SIMPLE TO USE, LIGHT WEIGHT

95

14

$

3

$ 99

ASSORTED STYLISH PATTERNS AND SIZES

95

6” X 8” SIZE

2 NOZZLES, LONG & SHORT, EASILY WASHES DIRT & GREASE FROM ANY ENGINE.

2

$ 22

5 PACK. COMES WITH SCREWS TO HANG UP

19

$

97

GLUE CHIP GLOVES REG. $9.95

19

$

97

WATSON BRAND GLOVES, TOUGH RUBBER COATING

2

$ 99

PITBULL ENERGY DRINK 4 PACK 8.4OZ CANS

TASK TOOL BAG REG. $29.95

19

$

2

$ 99

MULTI FUNCTION POCKETS FOR NAILS, SCREWS, TOOLS, 2 HAMMER LOOPS

SAVE 50%

SAVE 33%

LAMINATING MACHINE REG. $19.95

2

9

$ 95

BUILT IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMPARTMENTS LIFT OUT CARRY TRAY, AY, Y OVERSIZED CAPACITY TY

LADIES GUMBOOTS REG. $29.95

DUST PAN LARGE 17” REG. $3.95

LAMINATING CARDS 4X6 REG. $6.29

AT

SAVE 33%

SAVE 25%

SAVE 25%

$ 89

SHOPRO TOOL BOX 19” REG. $14.95

TOOL HANGERS REG. $2.99

U UNIVERSAL SIZE, GUARDS S

COUPLERS C

OSE FRO OF STYL M 100’S ES OF FACTOR Y SECON STARTIN DS

SAVE 33%

SAVE 26%

TRAILER JACK 100BS REG. $34.95

C COUPLER LOCK REG. $19.95 R

SAFETY BAND REG. $3.89

¢

66

$

6 CUBIC FT, STURDY TIRES AND HANDELS.

GLOVE CLOSEO UT! CHO

ANIMAL TRAPS REG. $49.95

SAVE 43%

SAVE 50% S

SAVE 26%

AIR FRESHENERS REG. $1.49 LEMON, JASMINE, ROSE . 360ML EACH

REDUCES GLARE FROM WATER, UV PROTECTION

4

$ 95

95 $ 95 $ 95 15 4

SAVE 48%

RESPIRATOR MASKS REG. $9.95

ATV BAG REG. $29.95

CUTS BEVELS TO 45 DEGREES , 10” 80 TOOTH TUNGSTEN CARBIDE STEEL BLADED, 4800 RPM

SAVE 25%

DAYPACK REG. $19.95 THREE COMPARTMENTS,, C 2 SIDE SLOTS, PADDED P SHOULDER S STRAPS WITH S REFLECTIVE TRIM R M

79

$

AS SEEN ON TV! CLEANS WITH PLAIN WATER, DETACHABLE 16” HANDLE FITS IN GLOVE BOX, 2 MICRO FIBRE BONNETS

WHEELBARROW REG. $89.95

CAR WASH BRUSH REG. $19.95

WINDSHIELD WONDER REG. $9.95

CHOP SAW REG. $99.95

SAVE 50%

2 PC, ASSORTED PATTERN COLORS

LIGHT WEIGHT AND FOLDS DOWN FOR EASY STORAGE, HYDRAULIC ASSISTED, FULLY ADJUSTABLE

SAVE 26%

SAVE 25%

SAVE 50%

SAVE 40%

$ 97

$ 9955

SAVE 33%

CHEEZY PASTA FROZEN DINNER

49

$

/PK

BANDANAS REG. $1.99

TRUCK WRECK

BEEF MEATBALLS

¢

DIRT CHEAP! SAW STAND

INSTA ARM REG. $9.95

SAVE 25%

HAND TRUCK TIRE REG. $9.95

$ 49

95

ONLY

40 PK

6

SAVE 50%

K 1.36L JUG 5 PACK L 200ML ASSORTED JUICE FLAVOURS

SAVE 50%

1 99¢

• 18" CONTOURED PLASTIC HANGER • PLASTIC SUIT HANGER • 14" PANT/SUIT HANGER • 18” WOODEN HANGER WITH NOTCH

14

$

100’S OF DIFFERENT AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS

$ 95

4 PACK 14”X19” MICROFIBER CLOTH

10FT REACH. 225LB WEIGHT LIMIT. TYPE 2 DUTY RATING. LOCK IN HOLSTER TOP SYSTEM

AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTOR GOES BROKE! HERB BUYS THE LOT.

CHOOSE FROM

6FT STEP LADDER REG. $69.95

GROCERY STORE CANCELS JUICE ORDER & HERB "GULPS" IT UP NAME BRAND JUICE AT BLOWOUT PRICES.

SAVE 25%

REUSABLE, WON’T SCRATCH, DUSTS WASHES AND DRIES

4

$ 95

SAVE 29%

HIKING POLE SET REG. $19.95

an yw h er e! ay p ld u o w u yo at of wh th at ’s at le as t 1/ 2

48” LONG, BUCKLE LOCK STYLE - ASSORTED CAMOUFLAGE COLOURS

3

$ 69

SMALL, MED, LRG, XL - 100 PCS, NON STERILE, POWDERED

$ 99

S PI NRAAL LYC OPL OAU IRNS T

6 PACK 12”X12” MICROFIBER CLOTH

MEDIGUARD EXAM GLOVES REG. $4.95

$ 99

N OVER C H A I N S T O R E B U Y B A C K PA I N T ! 2 0 , 0 0 0 C A N S O F S P R AY

Tons of items Dirt Cheap! SAVE 25%

SIGMA TAPE MEASURE REG. $9.95

ASST SIZES RUBBER COATED, SAND FILLED HEAD TO DEADEN BLOWS, NON MARKING

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RUGGED POLYESTER FOR EXTRA DURABILITY, ALUMINUM HANDLE WITH RUBBER GRIP, 19 POCKETS, REMOVABLE RAIN COVER

19

$

95

REGULAR OR SUGAR FREE

2

$ 99

SEIZE D WITH CONTAIN GREA E T VAL RS LEAVE UE TO H PASS ERB ON!

FLOWER

POTS AT

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$ 9/5EA

6

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99

$

FIRE RETARDANT, WATER RESISTANT, LOTS OF POCKETS, ASSORTED SIZES

97

SAVE 60%

DEAD BLOW HAMMERS

33’ TAPE MEASURE, NON SLIP DESIGN, STRONG METAL TAPE

5

$ 95

3

2

S ES CE C RIIC RI M PR OM O TO T TT OT BO KB AT ROCK

SAVE 25% COMES WITH EXTRA RUBBER TIPS, LIGHT WEIGHT, ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM POLES

/C AN

CAMO WEB BELTS REG. $9.95

1L ORANGE JUICE

7

$ 49

12 PK

COAT HANGER CLOSEOUT! REG. 99¢ - $9.99

59/

¢

EA

1

$ 99

ONLY

$ 9955

4

$ 95

TUBE STYLE, AIR FILLED, 300LB WEIGHT LIMIT

FROZEN FOOD SAVE 40%

TEXAS CUT ONION RINGS

ITALIAN SEASONED 4.54 KG BOX

19

$

907G. REG. $4.95

95

CREME BRULEE REG. $7.95

454G

2

$

SAVE 37%

4

$

97

99

99

¢

95

4

1

$ 49

6” WHEEL BRUSH REG. $7.95 STEEL WIRE BRUSHES

9

$ 95

SAVE 60%

FITS ATV REAR AND FRONT RACKS, VELCRO STRAPS TO SECURE IT, BOTTOM CUSHION FOR SHOCK K ABSORPTION, WATER ER RESISTANT, 36” X 18” X 10”

19

$

95

PARTICULATE RESPIRATORY MASKS, 20 PACK, LATEX FREE, DURABLE WELDED HEAD BANDS, FLUID RESISTANT

95

SAVE 47%

POLARIZED SUNGLASSES REG. $29.95

SAVE 26%

8” WHEEL BRUSH REG. $8.95

59 $ 95 5 $ 66 6

$

3

$ 97

SAVE 50% SIPHON PUMP REG. $9.95

PUMPS ANY LIQUID OR AIR-INTAKE & DISCHARGE SYSTEM - 2.50” HOSES

77

66

9

$ 95

ANKLE OR WRIST ADJUSTABLE SIZING, 14” OR 18”

14

$

LONG 5FT EASY REACHING HANDLE, SOFT BRISTLES, ROUND HEAD

95

2

$ 95

17” LARGE DUST PAN, HIGH DURABILITY PLASTIC, HANDLE HOLE FOR HANGING

/PR

DOCAP TOOL POUCH REG. $9.95

39

$

2 PC, ONE SIZE 32”X12”X10”, ONE SIZE 24”X7”X7” HUMANELY CATCH ANY ANIMALS

99 ¢

G

SAVE 70%

SAVE 20%

95

EASILY LIFTS, LEVELS S AND ADJUSTS ANY TRAILER, CAN MOUNT ON SIDE OF TRAILER FRAME

ENGINE CLEANING KIT REG. $39.95

COMPACT DESIGN, SIMPLE TO USE, LIGHT WEIGHT

95

14

$

3

$ 99

ASSORTED STYLISH PATTERNS AND SIZES

95

6” X 8” SIZE

2 NOZZLES, LONG & SHORT, EASILY WASHES DIRT & GREASE FROM ANY ENGINE.

2

$ 22

5 PACK. COMES WITH SCREWS TO HANG UP

19

$

97

GLUE CHIP GLOVES REG. $9.95

19

$

97

WATSON BRAND GLOVES, TOUGH RUBBER COATING

2

$ 99

PITBULL ENERGY DRINK 4 PACK 8.4OZ CANS

TASK TOOL BAG REG. $29.95

19

$

2

$ 99

MULTI FUNCTION POCKETS FOR NAILS, SCREWS, TOOLS, 2 HAMMER LOOPS

SAVE 50%

SAVE 33%

LAMINATING MACHINE REG. $19.95

2

9

$ 95

BUILT IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMPARTMENTS LIFT OUT CARRY TRAY, AY, Y OVERSIZED CAPACITY TY

LADIES GUMBOOTS REG. $29.95

DUST PAN LARGE 17” REG. $3.95

LAMINATING CARDS 4X6 REG. $6.29

AT

SAVE 33%

SAVE 25%

SAVE 25%

$ 89

SHOPRO TOOL BOX 19” REG. $14.95

TOOL HANGERS REG. $2.99

U UNIVERSAL SIZE, GUARDS S

COUPLERS C

OSE FRO OF STYL M 100’S ES OF FACTOR Y SECON STARTIN DS

SAVE 33%

SAVE 26%

TRAILER JACK 100BS REG. $34.95

C COUPLER LOCK REG. $19.95 R

SAFETY BAND REG. $3.89

¢

66

$

6 CUBIC FT, STURDY TIRES AND HANDELS.

GLOVE CLOSEO UT! CHO

ANIMAL TRAPS REG. $49.95

SAVE 43%

SAVE 50% S

SAVE 26%

AIR FRESHENERS REG. $1.49 LEMON, JASMINE, ROSE . 360ML EACH

REDUCES GLARE FROM WATER, UV PROTECTION

4

$ 95

95 $ 95 $ 95 15 4

SAVE 48%

RESPIRATOR MASKS REG. $9.95

ATV BAG REG. $29.95

CUTS BEVELS TO 45 DEGREES , 10” 80 TOOTH TUNGSTEN CARBIDE STEEL BLADED, 4800 RPM

SAVE 25%

DAYPACK REG. $19.95 THREE COMPARTMENTS,, C 2 SIDE SLOTS, PADDED P SHOULDER S STRAPS WITH S REFLECTIVE TRIM R M

79

$

AS SEEN ON TV! CLEANS WITH PLAIN WATER, DETACHABLE 16” HANDLE FITS IN GLOVE BOX, 2 MICRO FIBRE BONNETS

WHEELBARROW REG. $89.95

CAR WASH BRUSH REG. $19.95

WINDSHIELD WONDER REG. $9.95

CHOP SAW REG. $99.95

SAVE 50%

2 PC, ASSORTED PATTERN COLORS

LIGHT WEIGHT AND FOLDS DOWN FOR EASY STORAGE, HYDRAULIC ASSISTED, FULLY ADJUSTABLE

SAVE 26%

SAVE 25%

SAVE 50%

SAVE 40%

$ 97

$ 9955

SAVE 33%

CHEEZY PASTA FROZEN DINNER

49

$

/PK

BANDANAS REG. $1.99

TRUCK WRECK

BEEF MEATBALLS

¢

DIRT CHEAP! SAW STAND

INSTA ARM REG. $9.95

SAVE 25%

HAND TRUCK TIRE REG. $9.95

$ 49

95

ONLY

40 PK

6

SAVE 50%

K 1.36L JUG 5 PACK L 200ML ASSORTED JUICE FLAVOURS

SAVE 50%

1 99¢

• 18" CONTOURED PLASTIC HANGER • PLASTIC SUIT HANGER • 14" PANT/SUIT HANGER • 18” WOODEN HANGER WITH NOTCH

14

$

100’S OF DIFFERENT AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS

$ 95

4 PACK 14”X19” MICROFIBER CLOTH

10FT REACH. 225LB WEIGHT LIMIT. TYPE 2 DUTY RATING. LOCK IN HOLSTER TOP SYSTEM

AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTOR GOES BROKE! HERB BUYS THE LOT.

CHOOSE FROM

6FT STEP LADDER REG. $69.95

GROCERY STORE CANCELS JUICE ORDER & HERB "GULPS" IT UP NAME BRAND JUICE AT BLOWOUT PRICES.

SAVE 25%

REUSABLE, WON’T SCRATCH, DUSTS WASHES AND DRIES

4

$ 95

SAVE 29%

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BC NEWS Premier Christy Clark once again rejected calls for an inquiry into the BC Rail scandal, in which former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bobby Virk pleaded guilty to breach of trust — yet had their $6-million court costs paid by taxpayers with the approval of the B.C. Liberal government. The BC Rail scandal was one issue raised this week by AbbotsfordSouth MLA John van Dongen as he rose in the legislature to announce he is quitting the B.C. Liberals and joining the B.C. Conservatives. Of van Dongen’s move, the premier said: “He’s making it easier for [NDP Leader] Adrian Dix to become premier.” Black Press file photo

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B.C. Liberals close ranks after defection By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

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Premier Christy Clark says she isn’t expecting any more resignations from the B.C. Liberal caucus following Abbotsford -South MLA John van Dongen’s abrupt jump to the B.C. Conservatives on Monday, March 26. Other B.C. Liberal MLAs canvassed in the wake of van Dongen’s resignation were unanimous in supporting the government and characterizing his defection as a mistake. Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes offered only tepid support for Clark’s leadership, describing her as being “in a learning stage,” but “doing fine.” Hawes said he has not been approached by the B.C. Conservatives, and his only decision is whether to seek a fourth term next year or retire

to play golf, since he has turned 65. Chilliwack MLA John Les said he has not yet decided if he will run in the 2013 election. Les added that van Dongen’s resignation from caucus was clearly orchestrated with B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins days in advance. Les noted that, as an MP, Cummins supported a bill calling on politicians resigning their seats and running in a byelection if they want to switch parties. Asked about that policy on Monday, Cummins said he had forgotten about his earlier support for that position. Northern seats and others with a history of Reform party support have been a focus for the B.C. Conservatives. However, Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom said the rival party is “nonexistent” in his home

constituency of Peace River-South. Peace River-North MLA Pat Pimm said he has no interest in sitting as an independent or considering another party. “I support Christy Clark, and I’ll be a B.C. Liberal in the next election,” Pimm said. Clark met with reporters to take questions, including those about van Dongen’s accusations about the BC Rail sale and subsequent prosecutions of former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bobby Virk. Clark again rejected calls for an inquiry into the case, saying she has answered every question about her own involvement in the original sale. Clark said the government has co-operated with Auditor General John Doyle’s requests for documents as far as possible, noting those in dispute are the subject of a court case. “The only documents

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2 FREE MOVIE PASSES & $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE Rick Pritchard To make your night out even better, here are some restaurants and movie showtimes!

Landmark

LOBSTERFEST!

CINEMAS

Friday, March 30th - Thursday, April 5th

Evening: g Adult/Youth $7.95 $ - Senior/Child $ $5.95

Paramount Theatre 503 Victoria Street • 250-372-3911

Lobster & Seafood Platter ONLY $25.99!

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Nightly at 7:00pm only DOES NOT PLAY THURSDAY AT 7:00PM

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Nightly at 9:00pm only

88 Mins

92 Mins

Downtown - 811 Victoria Street 250.372.3744

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G 107 Mins Sat & Sun “Super Saver” Matinees at 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Aberdeen - 1517 Hugh Allan Drive 250.372.3705

North Shore Grill & Chill - 1075 8th Street 250.554.4390

1502 RIVER ST • 250-372-1522 Open 7 days a week from 4:30pm

OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST

Information Valid for Friday, March 30th to Thursday, April 5th JOHN CARTER 3D

NO PASSES FRI 5:10, 7:45, 10:15; SAT-SUN 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:15; MON-THURS 7:45, 10:15

B.C. WARNING: Violence

B.C. WARNING: Violence

JOHN CARTER

WED-THURS 10:20

MIRROR MIRROR

STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING NO PASSES THURS 1:00

B.C. WARNING: Violence

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX

FRI 4:15; SAT-SUN 1:25, 4:15; WED-THURS 7:25

THE HUNGER GAMES

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX 3D FRI-TUE 7:25

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FRI 4:00, 7:35, 10:10; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:00, 7:35, 10:10; MON-THURS 7:35, 10:10 B.C. WARNING: Frequent Coarse Language,Sexual Language,Violence

WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D

NO PASSES FRI 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; SAT-SUN 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; MON-THURS 8:00, 10:30

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B.C. WARNING: Violence

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8:00 am to 11:00 am

MIRROR MIRROR

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Enter To Win i 2 Movie i Passes & $25 Restaurant Gift Certifica Certificate The winner’s name will be published on Thursdays in the Kamloops This Week.

NAME: ___________________________________________________ TELEPHONE: ______________________________________________ EMAIL: _______________________ DATE: ______________________ Only 1 entry per week. Fax: 374-1033 or drop off entries at Kamloops This Week 1365B Dalhousie Drive


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/†/††/^Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Equinox LS (R7A), 2012 Orlando LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. ††0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Financing Services for 60 months and by Ally Financing for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Orlando LS/2012 Equinox LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67/$138.89 for 60/72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. ^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. ∞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. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ++U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. **2012 Chevrolet Orlando fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Comparison based on fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.

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Congratulations!

LOCAL NEWS

Raylen Back to school with her new lap top!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

SEASONAL CYCLE WELCOMED Kyle Hayman (left), Brandon Butterfield and Jaimee Deleeuw enjoy the warming weather in Kamloops. Slightly cooler weather is forecast for the next few days but, once April arrives, temperatures should start to rise again. Allen Douglas/KTW

“Selling chocolates for student 1st. I have learned more about people skills, and math skills, responsible, and talking clear. ConďŹ dence, by seeing smiles on the peoples faces, starting at a young age I have come to understand the importance of being positive. Student 1st. has taugt me to never give up and keep trying. I am more pround of my self now. When I sell brings great joy to people who love chocolate. My goal is to sell as many chocolates so that i can afford to do all the things I have dreamt of doing in my life.â€?

Do you know a worthy student that would like to join our team of chocolate sellers?

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Session designed for expectant moms

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Are you expecting? This is the course for you. Prenatal in a Day is a day of prenatal education offered by the Interior Health Authority and the City of Kamloops. The full-day session will bring together knowledge from public-health nurses and fitness leaders to help support and guide women in preparation for the best possible pregnancy. Healthy snacks and educational materials will be provided, while discussion, questions and sharing experiences with other moms-to-be is encouraged. The next session is on April 14. Register through the City of Kamloops by calling 250-828-3500 and asking for the Prenatal in a Day program. Register online at kamloops.ca. Space is limited and fees apply.

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HIS WEEK WE HAVE A BUFFET OF ITEMS TO THINK ABOUT IN THE WORLD OF MENTAL HEALTH. • First up, a study published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives found pregnant women who are exposed to common air pollution produced by a large number of cars in a city can adversely affect their child’s behaviour and mental health. Women were followed along with their families for a seven-year period and measured levels of air pollution during various stages of pregnancy. After delivery, umbilical cord blood samples were also tested. Although it is too early to say why, by age six, the children exposed to higher levels of air pollution were 45 per cent more likely to have anxiety, depression and behavioural issues in school. • Academic Pediatrics, a journal about children’s health, reported this week the number of children receiving a diagnosis for attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen by 66 per cent in the last decade. The study compared numbers of diagnoses in 2000 to those in 2010. No one knows if this increase in diagnoses reflects a true increase in the prevalence of ADHD, but the numbers are troubling. It reflects the possibility that one in 10 children show the signs of having ADHD. • People who live alone are nearly 80 per cent more likely to have depression than those who live with others. Finnish researchers studied 3,500 workingage men and women for seven years. They found people who lived alone were more likely than others to receive a prescription for antidepressant drugs.

Fully one-quarter of people living alone used antidepressant prescription drugs during the seven-year study, compared to just 16 per cent of those who lived with spouses, family or roommates. • Last week, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reported children with mild concussion still have serious enough traumatic brain injury (TBI) to cause concussive symptoms to last for up to a year after the injury. The article also said the injury could have an impact on functioning. Children who had mild TBI with a loss of consciousness were significantly more likely than those who had regular orthopedic injuries to experience increased cognitive symptoms 12 months after their head injury. When it comes to head injuries, assume nothing and get them checked out without delay. • According to the American Psychological Association, mentalhealth services aimed at immigrants need to be better tailored to specific cultures and needs. Immigrants face the same everyday psychological stressors, but also deal with implications of racism, discrimination, social isolation and racial profiling. Most treatments are designed for North American sensitivities and these methods assume knowledge, beliefs or supports that are not applicable to man immigrant cultures. • Finally, an ominous statistic surfaced this week from the U.S. Alzheimer’s Society that said health-care costs in the United States will exceed $200 billion for the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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ON THE PLAYOFF ROAD WITH THE BLUE AND ORANGE The Kamloops Blazers return home today from a trip to Victoria, where the Western Hockey League squad faced the Victoria Royals twice to continue the opening series of the 2012 playoff campaign. The Blazers headed to Victoria with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

On Tuesday, March 27, Kamloops took Game 3 by a score of 7-5 and was in a position to wrap up the series on Wednesday, March 28 (after KTW press deadline). Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to read the latest from Victoria. KTW’s Marty Hastings left Kamloops

with the Blazers on Monday, March 26, to cover the club’s trip to Vancouver Island, where major junior playoff hockey returned for the first time since the Victoria Cougars lost in the 1989 league West semifinal. Read Hastings’ stories in today’s paper and watch his videos online.

Kamloops Blazer captain Chase Schaber’s No. 10 can be seen between the heads of Marek Hrbas and Jordan DePape. Schaber was turning white and in pain after a Victoria player’s skate sliced open the captain’s left leg on Tuesday, March 27. Marty Hastings/KTW

Chase Souto channels his inner Leonardo DiCaprio on the ferry en route to Victoria this week. The Blazer forward and his teammates kept the mood light on the way to the provincial capital. For more stories, photos and video of the first post-season WHL road trip to Victoria in 23 years, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com. Marty Hastings/KTW

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ULL MOMENTS WERE FEW AND far between on the Kamloops Blazers’ road trip to Victoria this week. Playoffs or not, the players keep the mood loose on off-days — and that’s fine by the coaching staff. “The atmosphere is pretty light,” said head coach Guy Charron, whose Blazers travelled to Vancouver Island to meet the Victoria Royals in games 3 and 4 of a Western Hockey League Western Conference quarter-final series. “Each player has a different way to prepare.” Team trainer Colin (Toledo) Robinson kicked things off on Monday morning aboard the Blazer bus — driven by longtime coach captain Brennan Driedger — with a round of trivia that doubled as a comedy routine. While he was broadcasting on the publicaddress speakers, Charron and associate coach Dave Hunchak handed out sandwiches. The Blazer bench bosses were not too impressed with the disorganized manner in which the tasty treats were dispersed.

Charron blamed the goaltenders, much to the amusement of many aboard the bus. “You goalies, you’re in your own world,” the head coach said. “You have your own language.” Ribbing like that was not uncommon throughout the road trip. “Game days are pretty serious,” Blazer defenceman Tyler Hansen said. “Guys are either sleeping or focusing. “On off-days, it’s pretty fun. The guys are watching movies, hanging out and pulling pranks on each other.” Before long, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was playing on the bus DVD system and a lull came over the tiring passengers. Some managed to sit through both video presentations, while others fell asleep and woke up when the bus arrived at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. With renewed energy, the Blazers boarded the ferry. The arcades were popular spots, as were the outdoor decks, which provided fantastic views en route to Swartz Bay, despite the overcast weather. Several of the Blazers agreed to be interviewed on camera by KTW, with much of the subject matter kept light, despite the impending playoff game.

“We have this time off, so we’re trying not to be too serious and put too much pressure on ourselves,” said Hansen, a Magrath, Alta., product. Maybe the jovial atmosphere on the ferry could have been attributed to the players’ knowledge of their next dining location — The Keg. Driedger drove the team from Swartz Bay to a Victoria Sandman hotel, owned by Blazer majority owner Tom Gaglardi. After a quick freshening-up stop in their rooms, players and staff returned to the bus in dress clothes. Robinson hopped back on the public-address system for a few quick jokes before the team was dropped off for dinner. A $30 limit was in effect for the players, who enjoyed everything from prime rib to chicken and ribs. Fancy dinners like the one enjoyed on Monday night are not the norm, according to Blazer media man Tim O’Donovan — it was a special playoff occasion. “We had a good dinner last night,” Guy Charron said the following day [Tuesday]. “It was a good travel day.” XSee A RELAXED A30

The looks on the faces of the Kamloops Blazers told the story. Chase Schaber, their captain, was cut — and he was cut badly. Zane Jones of the Victoria Royals and Schaber were competing for a loose puck in the first period of Tuesday’s (March 27) Western Conference quarter-final contest on Vancouver Island when Jones’ skate, in a freak accident, sliced Schaber’s left leg open. He made it to the bench before the gravity of the injury kicked in. Before long, the Blazers were huddled around Schaber and a pool of blood had formed underneath the bench. He was whisked away to hospital and flown to Kamloops on Wednesday, March 28. Schaber was re-evaluated on Wednesday in the River City. The early word from Blazer owner Tom Gaglardi, who spoke to KTW after Tuesday’s game: “We’re hearing that it may be a bit favourable. “We’re hoping there’s not too much tendon damage. We’re anxious to find out how he is doing.”


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RANDON Herrod of the Kamloops Blazers looks like a stereotypical Spanish conquistador. “The moustache and soul-patch combo looks pretty sharp,” Blazer forward Brock Balson said of Herrod’s facial hair. The former Prince Albert Raider, like the rest of his teammates, is growing — or is attempting to grow — facial hair for the playoffs. “It’s a good excuse to have a beard and not get judged too hard for it,” said Tyler Hansen, one of Kamloops’ top shutdown D-men. Captain Chase Schaber has a precise plan — “I’m going with my traditional neckbeard,” the Blazers’ captain told KTW — for his playoff fuzz. Then there are the freer spirits, like Kamloops forward Cole Ully, who will adhere to a laissez-faire growing policy. “I think I’m going to go for the full beard,” Ully said. “But, l’ll let ‘er play out the way she wants to.” The unfortunate truth for Ully is he might not be able to grow a beard until 2016. He isn’t the only Blazer who has a tough time mustering a moustache, though. “Landon Cross has some pretty bad facial

Veteran forward Ryan Hanes is widely acknowledged as being a “legend” in the hirsute department among the Blazers. Teammates Cole Ully and Landon Cross (above right) remain in baby-face mode among players trying to fertilize the famous playoff beard. KTW file photo

hair,” Hansen said of the Brandon product. “I’m pretty embarrassed for the guy.” Blazer forward Colin Smith was also a target for his teammates. “I was here when he was 16 and he thought it was pretty good then,” Hansen said of Smith. “I’ve seen some progress, but the kid’s got a long way to go.” Kamloops fourthline forward Ryan Hanes, along with Herrod and goaltender

Cole Cheveldave, was among the Blazers recognized for their facialhair growing prowess. “I think he’s the legend,” Hansen said of the hirsute Hanes. “When it comes to facial hair, that moustache just can’t

be replaced.” Landon Cross listened as his teammates, one after the other, crucified his attempt at a goatee. “I can understand taking it from Hanes and Hansen, but when I heard Brock Balson say it . . . wow, whatever,” said Cross, noting Balson’s growth made him look like a raccoon. Ully chooses to ignore the ridicule and focus on crafting a beard which, to this point, is non-existent. “I shaved Wednesday, so it’s coming in nicely,” Ully said. “I don’t know if it’ll be up to a couple guys’ standards. “The boys give me a tough time, but what can you do?” KTW interviewed several of the Kamloops Blazers about their facial-hair growing plans. Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com to see what they had to say.

SMOOTH AND ALMOST AS SMOOTH: While teammates Ryan Hanes (below) and Cole Cheveldave would be wise to buy stock in Gillette, the same cannot be said for Cole Ully (left) and Landon Cross, two Blazers whose playoff beards resemble the Interior B.C. landscape post-pine beetle infestation. Marty Hastings photos/KTW

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Colin (Toledo) Robinson is the Kamloops Blazers’ trainer, but he’s a whole lot more than that. “He’s one of those guys that everybody can talk to about anything,” Blazer forward Dylan Willick said of Robinson. “It makes your time here so much easier. I’m not saying that it’s a tough time but, when you’re away from your family, he really makes it easy for the young guys to feel comfortable.” Robinson’s greatest asset might be his sense of humour. On road trips, he is the team’s official MC, broadcasting the team’s itinerary over a publicaddress system aboard the Blazer bus. “I don’t shy away from doing drama-type stuff,” Robinson said. “I really excelled in drama in school and my second love, besides what I do right now, is drama.” Radio NL play-byplay man Jon Keen, who travels with the Blue and Orange, has ample time to sample Robinson’s banter, not all of which is fit for publication. “He loves his job, that’s one thing I know about Toledo,” Keen said. “He’s the entertainer

“He loves his job, that’s one thing I know about Toledo. He’s the entertainer and the guy that takes care of everybody.” — Radio NL’s Jon Keen on trainer Colin “Toledo” Robinson (above)

and the guy that takes care of everybody.” Robinson sits at the front of the bus with the coaches and staff. They lounge on two mattresses that sit on top of plywood. That spot is often where the hefty trainer is at his finest. “When he gets comfortable in his little bed there and he starts making little noises . . .. he gets real excited,” Keen said. Robinson has carved out a role with the Blazers only he can fill. Just ask Blazer media man Tim O’Donovan, who took over the MC duties on a recent road trip. “The thing with Tim is these guys smell fear and they’re all over you,”

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WolfPack return to diamond his lineup to lead the team. “[Alex] Condon, [David] Hole and [Jimmy] Semeschuk are great offensively. “If those three guys get going and play to their potential, we will be very good and score a lot of runs,” Chadwick said. Another strength of the ball club is the pitching staff. “The starters are very strong,” Chadwick said. “ [Denver] Wynn, [Travis] Nevakshonoff, [Cam] Strachan and [Steve] Latos have been pretty consistent this spring.” Chadwick said a number of young players have also impressed since spring training in early March, including Erik Herbranson, Jason Tripp , Brendan Reid, Sean Ash and Declan Murphy. “Levi Kerns came up with some big hits this past weekend and had five runs batted in,” Chadwick said. The WolfPack will host the Prairie Baseball Academy of Lethbridge — the defending CCBC champion — on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m. All four games will be played at Norbrock Stadium.

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OTH NDP LEADER ADRIAN DIX AND his education critic Robin Austin have recently tried to sell the media a fictitious story about the party’s successful history of negotiations with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). With the ritual combat between the BCTF and the provincial government flaring once again in early March, Dix bragged to reporters that the last time he was involved in teacher talks, it resulted in a 0-0-2 wage settlement. That was in 1998, when Dix was working for then-premier Glen Clark. The real 1998 story is useful, because then, as now, the B.C. government was in a financial squeeze and looking at a huge set of negotiations with government unions in health and other sectors, as well as education. Clark, an ex-industrial-union organizer, was known for pushing negotiators aside and

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VICTORIA taking control of hot files. The premier’s office took the lead in teacher talks, trying to set a strong precedent for low wage settlements similar to today’s net-zero mandate. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the school districts, was marginalized and treated with the same disdain the BCTF still reserves for it. And, the result was an agreement in which the union bartered higher wages for hundreds more positions and other benefit gains. This was one of the key mistakes that led to today’s showdown over class size and composition.

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replaces staffing-level bargaining with “an equivalent process of good-faith consultations or negotiation, then the legislation might not be an interference with freedom of association.” Bill 22 was written with this decision in mind, reasserting the

government’s control over the payroll with a $165-million fund for special needs and a mediator to demonstrate those “good-faith consultations.” University of Victoria business professor Ken Thornicroft noted last week that

ceding control over class size to the union amounts to delegating authority over spending to someone who is not elected. The legality of that will no doubt be examined in the BCTF’s next courtroom assault on the provincial treasury. It’s an important comparison for voters. Which party is better able to represent the public interest in hardball negotiations with 300,000 unionized employees?

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LOCAL NEWS CALLING ON TELUS SUPPORT Russel McCue, manager of field support for Telus (right), presents a cheque for $5,000 to Big Little Science Centre executive director Gord Stewart. Russel directed the donation to the charity of his choice as part of a prize awarded in a local Telus Optik TV-referral program. McCue chose the centre because he believes strongly in the work it does providing an extended scientific and technological education to children in Kamloops. The centre will use the money to buy new equipment.

RUDY BUFFIE It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dad, Rudy Buffie. Rudy was born December 13, 1928 in Winnipeg, MB and passed away in Kamloops, BC on March 23, 2012 with his loving family by his side. Rudy is survived by his children Bob, Linda (Mike) Monteith, Randy, Tommy, Laurie (Joe) Kurylowich, Lisa (Gerry) Hodgkiss and Lianne; his grandchildren and great grandchildren Melissa (Andrew) Walker and their children Patrick, Ali, Lynden and Ryleigh; Alexis (Martyn), Michael (Jen), Chris (Melissa), Kevin, Spencer, Taryn (Tyler), Colton (Jenna), Nikki and Paige all of whom he loved dearly. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers Albert and Johnny, his sisters Ruth (his twin), Rosemaire, Joyce, Gertrude and Marlene and their families. The family would like to acknowledge his very dear friend and sidekick Sho Tabata. Rudy was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret of 48 years in 1998. He is also predeceased by his parents and nine siblings, as well as his dear lifelong friend John Fial who was like another brother to our dad. Rudy enjoyed playing and coaching baseball and was an avid hockey referee during his younger years. Later on, he spent time lawn bowling, curling and attending the dances at Corttonwood Manor, but it was the time spent with his children and grandchildren that he cherished most. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Rudy’s many friends, the staff at Ridgeview Lodge, especially Christina and Kailee who always went above and beyond. Thank you as well to the nurses of 6th South at Royal Inland Hospital for their compassionate care during our dad’s final days. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kamloops Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society, Box 277, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6 in memory of Rudy. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street with Pastor David Schumacher officiating. Interment of Rudy’s cremated remains will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

RYE 1921~2012 Gordon Alfred Rye was born to Harry and Alice Rye on October 6, 1921 in Chilliwack, B.C. He is survived by his brother Les, sons Rick, Bob (Leila), daughter Janet (Keith) Connors and grandchildren Patrick and Crystal and numerous family friends. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 2002. Gordon (Pops) was raised in Blue River and moved to Kamloops at the young age of fourteen. At age fifteen he commenced working for the radio station JC55 (CFJC) changing fuses and subsequently after taking more courses he worked his way up the ladder as a reporter where he remained employed until his retirement at age 68. Gordon devoted 40 years to the Provincial Winter Fair, 38 years to the Kamloops Fish & Game Club and 25 years to the Provincial Emergency Program. In recognition of the thousands of hours of volunteer work Gordon received the Canada 125 medal and the Kamloops Centennial medal. Gordon served two terms as a City of Kamloops alderman. Gordon was also known as Gordon Rye the fishing guy for his many fishing reports from a number of lakes around our city. Due to failing health Gordon first resided at Thrupp Manor and subsequently moved to Ridgeview Lodge where he resided until his passing on March 24, 2012. Bob and Leila Rye extend their sincere thanks to all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge for their exceptional care of Gordon. No service by request. Should friends desire donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charitable organization of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250 554 2324

GARRY WOURMS On the morning of March 24th, Garry Wourms passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 60. Garry is survived and cherished by his loving wife Jacquie of 36 years and their children, Ben (Lyann), Peter, Erin (Andrew), David and Rachel, and grandson Gavin. He also leaves behind his loving mother Eunice Wourms, seven brothers and two sisters, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Daniel Wourms. Garry was a great husband, dad, papa and friend to all he met along the way. He loved to hike and camp with his family and friends. Garry was a devout member of the Knights of Columbus and a faithful 4th Degree Knight. We, the family, would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Montalbetti, Dr. Proctor and all the wonderful staff and caregivers at the Kamloops Hospice. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 30th at St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Rd., Kamloops. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 am, presided by Father Fred Weisbeck and the Kamloops Clergy. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Garry’s name may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9 Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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On March 24, 2012 John Leroux passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops. He is survived by his loving wife Marcelle ( nee Legault), his only son Marc, daughter-in-law Mary Lynn and beloved granddaughter Christine. He was predeceased by his grandson Daniel in 1991. John was born in Sudbury, Ontario but has made his home in Kamloops for the past 10 years. Our family would like to thank the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for the care and compassion they gave to Dad. Should friends desire, donations would be appreciated in John’s memory to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. No service by request. Cremation to follow. Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre. 250-554-2429


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BODY BEAUTIFUL Some may not think of it as art but, for many, it’s truly the work that makes for a beautiful body — and will be celebrated at the seventh annual Body Beautiful: Art Redefined exhibit, sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Instinct Adornment, 319 Victoria St. The exhibition acknowledges the body as art, with ink the medium on the living canvas. Models will be staged with a free-hanging body-sized frame in front of them, presenting a live exhibition. Persons wishing to take part can contact the council at 250-372-7323 or by email at info@kamloopsarts.ca. An application form is also online at kamloopsarts.com.

Officials with the CBC will be watching the federal budget presentation today (March 29) — and, its contents might affect Kamloops. While the plan remains to open a CBC Radio office in the River City this spring, much depends on the direction the federal government takes with the national broadcaster, said Churck Thompson, head of media relations for the CBC. “While funding cuts may be looming, we are going ahead with our five-year plan as part of the Every One Every Way initiative and that includes our upcoming service to Kamloops,” Thompson said. Every One Every Way is the name of CBC Radio’s five-year strategic plan to be able to engage every Canadian in some way with its broadcasting. CBC announced plans last June to open the office and advertised for staff later in the year. The job postings closed in late October. Thompson said if the cuts are “in the predicted range, we are committed to making Kamloops happen and that includes opening as planned in the spring.” Six MPs have tabled petitions to end the $1.1 billion in federal funding of the broadcaster, an amount that is about double with the CBC takes in from advertising revenue.

Dean Del Maestro, parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has said in the past the time could be coming for the federal government to “get out of the broadcasting business.” The CBC has been told it could be looking at a five to 10 per cent cut in its funding, at the very least, which would, when severance for laid-off staff is included, amount to $160 million. In 1985, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting was formed an independent organization mandated to “defend and enhance the quality and quantity of Canadian programming in the Canadian audio-visual system.” It has created an online petition (friends.ca/ILoveCBC/petition. html) calling for the prime minister “to reaffirm the importance of the national public broadcaster” and provide it with funding equivalent to $40 for every citizen “in keeping with the recent recommendation of the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage.” As of this week, it had more than 164,000 signatures. David Charbonneau of the local CBC support group Save Our CBC Kamloops, said he’d be surprised if the office didn’t open because “I don’t think Harper wants to infuriate CBC supporters because a lot of them are rural and listen to radio and that’s where Harper gets a lot of his support, from rural Canada.” XSee RADIO B5

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April 8: Josh Dekay (soundcloud. om/joshdekay), 9 p.m., no cover. Mondays and Tuesdays: Back to the Roots, country and rock. Wednesdays: Hip-hop and live bands, no cover.

The Dirty Jersey 1200 Eighth St. April 6: Black Mastiff with The Counter Culprits and Alamagokus (myspace.com/ alamagokus), 8 p.m., $5. April 14: Voodusa (reverbnation.com/ voodusa) with Versus the Nothing and Citrus Blue, 9 p.m.

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Karaoke, 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

Chances Barside Lounge 1250 Halston Ave. March 30: Margit Bull, 7 p.m., free. April 6: Kelly Spencer, 7 p.m., free. April 13: Dave Coalmine, 7 p.m., free. April 20: Aaron Spohr, 7 p.m., free. April 27: Henry Small and friends, 7 p.m., free.

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Heroes Pub Campus Activity Centre, Thompson Rivers University April 12: John K. Samson.

Barnhartvale Hall Barnha 7370 Barnhartvale Rd. April 14: Ballroom Blitz Classic Rock dance and silent auction, with Mike Braniff, 8 p.m., 19+. Tickets are $15 and available at Happy Valley Foods, 6221 Barnhartvale Rd. Money raised goes for renovations to the hall.

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being on the ground in Kamloops and becoming an integral part of the community,” he said. KamloopsThompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod wasn’t about to speculate on what the budget might contain, but said all government departments were asked to provide plans on the five and 10 per cent budget cuts. She said her government will continue to support the CBC “but the ministers have been very clear about the five and 10 per cent, so we’ll

have to see what their operational priorities are. “They’re going to have to make those operational decisions.” Charbonneau said if any part of the broadcasting program is affected, he doesn’t expect it to be radio because of its importance to rural Canada. “It’s really the only network that blankets the country with transmitters,” Charbonneau said, “and it’s the rural folks in their tractors and in their fields listening to it for the news and the weather.”

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Rick Hansen is coming to Kamloops! Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion tour by joining us at 4:30pm on March 29th at TCC!! Rick Hansen will be visiting as part of our End of Day Celebration event for the Rick Hansen Relay. Come enjoy some live music, wheelchair basketball, a wheelchair obstacle course, education booths and much more!

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ATERLOO, DAY 2. The last time I made granola, it was hard to tell the difference between the pebbly clusters of seeds and oats and the bits of broken teeth that were later replaced with a crown. Today, however, when I wake to my first morning in Waterloo, where I’ve come to speak to audiences at Conrad Grebel Univeristy College, I find Hildi in the breakfast room off her 1950s kitchen. She’s been up for hours already, busy with the work of a retiring-butstill-busy scholar. I, on the other hand, am still on Pacific time and have never been a morning person. So, it’s noon — a little past — when Hildi asks whether I’d like breakfast or lunch. DARCIE HOSSACK Breakfast, definitely. Bon “Granola, yogurt and APPÉTIT fresh mangos?” Hildi asks, adding a query about how I slept. Now, it has to be noted I am a no-talent, a pretender and a hack when it comes to sleeping. Others lay their heads upon their pillows and set their consciousnesses adrift on a lake of dreams. I take half a blue pill and hope for oblivion to pull up over my head like a sodden blanket, then later wake with a mouthful of taste like dirty coins. However, how I slept is less important this morning than where. “Well enough,” I say — and it’s the truth. Considering a three-hour time change, chronic insomnia and nerves that should be stripped down to their wires by the reading and lecture I’m to present tonight, I did sleep rather well enough. “It’s a lovely guest room,” I add. It’s also the truth. Graciously windowed and flooded with airy light, the room, the house, is a testament to better builders from a more accountable time. And, here, in this same room where I last night unpacked my pillow from home, I know, have also slept some of the greatest living writers whose books I have ever trembled before. XSee NUTTY B8

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Rudy Wiebe, father of Mennonite literature and Order of Canada recipient. Patrick Friesen, Governor General finalist. And David Bergen, Giller winner. Miriam Toews’ accomplishments are too many to count and my fangirl status too embarrassing to note. And, Sandra Birdsell is not only a Giller finalist, but my teacher from the Humber School for Writers, whose work I return to whenever I need to feel completely inadequate as a writer. Altogether, they are writers of such loft that I get dizzy just

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ensuring writers of Mennonite heritage are heard in a crowded room, there are no airs here. he There is easy conversation, warmth of spirit sa and generosity of self. an And, there is Hildi’s granola. gr “I brine my walnuts,” she says when I nu ask why this reducedas fat granola is better than fa any other. an Better than cookies. A few minutes later, Hildi’s husband la Paul joins us for midPa day espresso, as Hildi da writes down her granola w secrets for me to take se home and share with all ho of you. Already, this trip has been worth the flight be

from West to East and I begin to wonder what other kitchen secrets I might yet glean before I head home. Darcie Hossack is a food writer and author of Mennonites Don’t Dance. For past recipes, go online to nicefatgurdie.wordpress.com. She can be contacted at onepotato2potato@ shaw.ca.

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Local B.C. Conservatives set for AGM The B.C. Conservative Party’s KamloopsNorth Thompson Constituency

Association will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the

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All is fair in love and war, Pisces. You took a chance and you lost. Better luck next time. A favor is returned when you least expect it.

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Two wrongs do not make a right. Admit what you did, Aries, and prepare to pay the price. Weekend adventures put everyone in high spirits.

Force your way in, Taurus, and you will regret it. Be patient, wait your turn and it will come in time. The web of deception builds at work.

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It is what it is, Virgo. No amount of fussing is going to make the situation better, so leave it be. You have much bigger fish to fry.

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You need to break the ice, Libra, but be careful you don’t go overboard and say something that could turn into a deal breaker.

Craft ideas abound. Make a day of it with your family, Scorpio, and get the scoop on what you’ve been missing. A brave face makes an earnest plea.

Stop it, Sagittarius! You’ve devoted way too many hours to a project that clearly wasn’t meant to be. Can it and move on to something more fruitful.

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tor with the IHA. Nominations close on April 13. The Smoke Free Champions for Change awards are open to IHA staff and community members. Nominating a champion is easy. Nomination forms are available on the Interior Health Authority website at interiorhealth. ca by clicking on the Smoke Free Champions link. Forms can be submitted online, by fax to 250-505-7211 or by mail to Smoke Free Champions for Change, Nelson Health Unit, 2nd Floor, 333 Victoria St., Nelson, B.C., V1L 4K3. Six champions will be announced and awarded $50 gift certificates on May 31, World No Tobacco Day. Those who nominated the selected champions will also be eligible for prizes.

By Bernice Rosella and James Kilner 42 Part of the verb to be 43 Part 7 of our Easter reminder 46 Part 8 of our Easter reminder 48 Ashes 52 Leg joint 53 Dictionary ref. 54 Skinning knives for Inuit women 55 Privy to 56 Scan 57 Dry DOWN 1 Expert 2 Male Merino 3 ____ Whitney (Cotton gin invenntor) 4 Part 2 of our Easter reminder 5 Bridges 6 Part 5 of our Easter reminder 7 End of our Easter reminder 8 Looked after 9 Common shade tree 10 Resort

11 Acronym for a unified sales tax 19 Rearward, nautically 21 Bruhaha 22 African nation 23 Jacques Villeneuve, for one 24 Inspirations, in Iberville 26 Asian bear 27 First nations emblem 28 Czech auto maker 30 Enemy 33 Part 4 of our Easter reminder

35 Collection 36 Part 3 of our Easter reminder 37 Receptor 39 Norwegian playwright 40 Military missionary 43 Take to the slopes 44 Hostel 45 Prefix denoting new 47 Aye’s opposite 49 Bravo 50 Part 6 of our Easter reminder 51 Tse ____

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FTER Mohamed Merah died in a hail of French police bullets on Thursday, March 22, people who had known him talked about “a polite and courteous boy” who liked “cars, bikes, sports and girls.” His friends had trouble believing that he had murdered seven people, including three children, in a 10-day killing spree in the city of Toulouse, and none of them believed his claim to be a member of al-Qaeda. “Three weeks ago, he was in a nightclub,” one said. The following day, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., U.S. Army StaffSgt. Robert Bales was charged with murdering 17 Afghans, including nine children, in a lone nighttime attack on sleeping civilians in two villages near Kandahar two weeks ago. “I can’t believe it was him,” said Kasie Holland, his next-door neighbour in Lake Tapps, Wash. “There were no signs. It’s really sad. I don’t want to believe that he did it.” There are startling parallels in these cases, right down to the fact that Merah

GWYNNE DYER World WATCH held a little girl by the hair as he shot her in the head, and that Bales allegedly pulled little girls from their beds by their hair to shoot them. And there is, of course, the underlying symmetry of the motives: Both men were responding, in confused ways, to the “war on terror” that former U.S. president George W. Bush launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In Bales’ case, the trigger may have been a fourth deployment to a combat zone after three one-year deployments in Iraq since 2003, during which he suffered a concussion and lost part of a foot. He also had money problems, but it was Afghans he shot, not bankers. In his mind, it was Afghans, Muslims, whatever, who were causing his problems. Both men had had

run-ins with the law — Bales for assault in 2002; Merah for stealing a woman’s handbag in 2007. But, Merah spent two years in prison for the mugging and, while there, as is often the case with teenage Muslim thugs, he was converted to the extremist Islamic ideology called Salafism. Merah videotaped his attacks, so we know that, just before he shot his first victim, an unarmed French paratrooper, Merah told him: “You kill my brothers. I kill you.” He was an unemployed small-time criminal with delusions of grandeur and he wanted to “bring the French state to its knees” in retaliation for French participation in America’s war in Afghanistan. Merah’s claim to belong to al-Qaeda, however, was probably just a private fantasy. Predictably, Marina Le Pen, leader of the extreme right National Front, called on French voters to “fight . . . against these politicoreligious fundamentalists who are killing our Christian children, our Christian young men.” (She is running in

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next month’s presidential election, after all.) The incumbent right-wing president, Nicolas Sarkozy, says much the same thing, but less bluntly. Yet two of the three French paratroopers Merah killed were Muslims. The other dead soldier, a Christian of West Indian origin, just had the bad luck to be in the street with two Muslim comrades when Merah found them. (He was deliberately targeting French Muslim soldiers as traitors to his cause.) Merah was hunting another Muslim soldier when he found himself outside a Jewish school and seized the chance to murder a young rabbi, his five- and three-year-old sons and eight-year-old Myriam Monsonego.

It was a monstrous act but, in his disordered mind, he believed he was taking revenge for the Muslims who had been killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s no excuse, but it is an explanation And, the more relevant fact is only one out of perhaps two-million young Muslim French males has committed such an atrocity. What happened is appalling, but it is statistically insignificant. It should also be politically insignificant, but that may be too much to ask in the midst of a presidential election campaign. The United States is also heading for a presidential election this year, but the only role the war in Afghanistan has in the campaign is

ritual accusations by Republican candidates that President Barack Obama is “soft on terror.” (On the contrary, he has become the willing prisoner of the Washington foreign policy consensus that still defends the profoundly misconceived Afghan adventure.) As for the Bales atrocity, it is already being written off by the American media and public as a meaningless aberration that tells us nothing about U.S. foreign policy or national character. Not so. It tells us the character of American soldiers is no better or stronger than soldiers from any other country and it is a reminder that 10 years occupying a foreign country will make any army hated from without and rotten

from within. The army will become even more demoralized and undisciplined if it is a professional force that rotates the same soldiers through repeated combat tours with no visible success on the horizon. Recent instances of American soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters and burning copies of the Koran are symptoms of the same malaise that finally drove Bales around the bend. Obama should not wait until 2014. It’s time to go home.

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Where there’s smoke, there’s a crucial campaign Attorney General Shirley Bond and Len Garis, president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., have launched a smoke-alarm campaign intended to ensure every home in B.C. has a working smoke alarm. The campaign is part of a broad initiative to reduce firerelated deaths and injuries. Research done by Surrey Fire Services, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, shows almost 70 per cent of houses that caught fire did not have a functioning smoke alarm. The research predicts working smoke alarms could reduce annual fire deaths by as much as 32 per cent. The research find-

Smoke-alarm safety knows no time limit, as this 2008 photo illustrates. Kamloops Fire Rescue Insp. Sheldon Guertin, is explaining t to Thompson Rivers University student Charlene Wiebe the importance of having a working smoke detector. At the time, fire department teamed up with Canadian Tire to hand out 600 of the devices to TRU students. KTW file photo

ings also indicate the province’s most vulnerable populations — such as children and the elderly — face the highest risk of dying in a residential fire. The Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C. and the Office of the Fire Commissioner will

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Kidney Month reminder for all As the month comes to an end, British Columbians are being asked to assess their risk of kidney disease during this, World Kidney Month. About one in 20 British Columbians have some level of kidney disease — yet most don’t even know about. The symptoms of kidney disease are not easily noticed when the affliction is in its early stages, leaving many of the 200,000 people in B.C. with kidney disease to discover the truth only when their kidneys begin to fail. At that point, the only treatment options available are dialysis or kidney transplant.

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People in any of these categories are encouraged to talk to their doctor about their personal risk for developing kidney disease. Using simple blood and urine tests, a doctor can diagnose whether someone has kidney disease. The B.C. Renal Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, has online resources to help British Columbians learn more about their risk for developing kidney disease, including an online kidney disease self assessment tool. These resources are available at kidneysmart.com. – Advertisement –

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City of Kamloops APRIL 2-5, PARKING RESTRICTIONS Nicola, Battle & St Paul Street 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. Public Works and Sustainability ~ 250 828-3461

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through the aging process. With joint inflammation, movement is limited and pain can be constant. LeafSource seems to have the ability to help people get their mobility and zest for life back. Millions of people seek treatment for their joint and inflammation problems by resorting to expensive, toxic prescription drugs (i.e. NSAIDs) with multiple side effects. These range from nausea and vomiting to serious intestinal disorders (bleeding, gas, pain) and even kidney and liver failure. Isn’t that too large a price to pay for a little pain relief!? LeafSource is a safe alternative to these destructive anti-inflammatory drugs that cause more problems than they solve. There are absolutely no side effects and it doesn’t interfere with any other medications. Controlled experiments and observations have revealed that LeafSource is a potent anti-inflammatory that has been shown to bring a reduction to inflammation and pain within a few days. People notice great results in terms of more energy and less pain by taking anywhere from 2 to 6 capsules/day. Typical maintenance is usually 1 capsule twice daily. This product gets results! LeafSource is scientifically validated through more than 10 years of research at 4 universities, including the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University. Aside from its incredible anti-inflammatory and pain reducing ability, it has also been shown to improve the performance of your daily nutrition and vitamin programs. It helps increase the absorption of vital nutrients, which in turn helps these nutrients work better. Better absorption = better results! It’s almost as if they have become supercharged! LeafSource has also been shown to help enhance energy levels, improve intestinal health, strengthen hair, skin and nails and improve immune function. To see someone go from intense pain to a new lease on life within a week is truly incredible. Imagine being able to move freely without pain. Who wouldn’t want to get out of bed in the morning with more energy? It’s amazing how much of this stuff we take for granted, until it’s gone! Ian adds, “I often recommend that LeafSource be taken with other natural joint products in order to help them work better and provide even faster relief. One of the things I hear most often from people

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only a small amount of cash and, when you need more, go discretely into your pouch and get it. If using a bank machine, use one that is in a visible, well-lit, high-traffic area. Keep photocopies of your passport’s information page, credit-card numbers and credit-card company phone numbers in a separate secure location. Phone numbers for the Canadian consulate may be useful. Burn or shred any documents that you no longer need. Do not leave them in the hotel room. Be wary of people who offer to act as guides or drivers unless a reputable tour company employs them. They may be looking for unwary travellers to take to a

secluded area and rob them. Generally speaking, these type of tours are best booked through a travel agent before leaving Canada. If you report a crime while abroad, get a copy of the police report so you can give it to the organizations that need to be informed upon your return. For more information about safety while travelling, contact Kamloops RCMP Victim Services at 250-828-3223. This article is part of a series of informational articles aimed at increasing public awareness about the services provided by the Kamloops Victim Services Unit. The Unit offers a variety of information and services, at no cost, to

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HE NIEUW AMSTERDAM anchors in Monaco’s shimmering blue waters as eager day-trippers board her waiting tenders, impatient to sample the fabled French Riviera. Though we soon dock amid ultramodern skyscrapers, a mix of history and glamour soon delights us. Local guide Jane introduces the world’s oldest monarchy, “Sandwiched between the Alps and Mediterranean, Monaco’s tiny principality covers just 500 acres. Residents here live along tidy streets near elaborate gardens, chic boutiques and even palaces.” Our walking tour begins outside the monumental Oceanographic Museum, built 100 years ago by Prince Albert I, founder of modern Monaco. Until 1988, esteemed marine-biologist Jacques Cousteau worked from his extensive laboratory there. Strolling through resplendent public gardens fronting princesses Stephanie and Caroline’s elegant mansions, we indulge in fanciful speculation about who owns countless sleek yachts moored below us. At St. Nicholas Cathedral, Jane says with a twinkle: “A modern-day fairytale unfolded here in 1956 when our handsome Prince Ranier III married American actress Grace Kelly. “Their crypt now attracts many pilgrims to this glorious cathedral rebuilt in 1875. “And, in July 2011, son Albert II continued this fairytale by also marrying a commoner.” Up in Palace Square, a.k.a. the Rock, we gather around an armed monk, a prominent sculpture. “Masquerading as a Franciscan in 1297, Genoese leader Francois

St. Nicholas Cathedral has seen some of the most memorable historical moments in Monaco.

Grimaldi seized the hilltop city,” says Jane. “His ragtag companions included cousin Ranier I, his successor.” Outlasting turbulent wars and marauding pirates, autonomy came in 1524. And, when the title “prince” was conferred in the 17th-century, Honore Grimaldi II converted the old fortress into this lavish palace, installing priceless paintings, tapestries and furniture. Still home to the Grimaldi dynasty after 700 years, we watch white-uniformed carabinieri execute the ceremonial changing-ofthe-guard. Descending a spectacular cliff-side walkway, Jane points out sections of the Grand Prix route looping below. Since 1929, competitors have hurtled at breakneck speeds through narrow streets with tight corners and hairpin turns. Nowadays averaging142 km/h, racers electrify thousands of Formula1 fans annually.

Adeptly negotiating his own tight mountain highway corners, our driver then takes us sightseeing along the French Riviera’s breathtaking coastline. From above Cap Ferrat’s forested peninsula, we spy grand villas where the likes of Baroness de Rothschild, David Niven, Somerset Maugham and Charlie Chaplin once lived.

In nearby Nice, pedestrian-only streets lead us past bakeries, cafes and wine shops to the old quarter’s open-air flower and fish markets. Between splendid hotels and azure seas along the famous beach, we dreamily wander the Promenade des Anglais named for wealthy Brits wintering under Riviera sun for years.

Visiting baroque Chapelle de la Misericorde reveals golden stucco and remarkable interior paintings. Behind former lavish palaces of the Dukes of Savoy stands beautiful Cathedrale de St. Reparate devoted to Nice’s martyred patron saint. According to legend, angels in a small boat guided young Reparata’s headless body here from Palestine. We head next to Eze, one of many “eagle nests” perched above the Mediterranean. Inaccessible to coastal raids, some lofty villages still feature 14th-century ramparts. Cobblestone walkways lead tourists past several luxury hotels, one overlooking Babylonian-style gardens tumbling toward the sea. Jane smiles and says: “These million-dollar views have long lured such illustrious guests as writer George Sand, philosopher Nietzsche, royalty — and now, us!” Inside the medieval gate, specialty boutiques lining the stone staircase tempt me with handmade dolls, wooden toys, exclusive jewelry and one-of-a-kind fashions. Fortified with French cuisine in a rustic cafe below, our wondrous excursion concludes back in Monaco

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1863, a last ditch effort to fund his Principality.” Quickly popular among high rollers, Monaco became an upscale gambling destination and renowned tax haven. Saved from bankruptcy, casino earnings also allowed him to abolish taxes for all citizens. Magnifying Monaco’s storied highlife even further, Ian Fleming set Casino Royale, his first James Bond thriller there and the historic casino itself starred in Bond movies Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye. Ah, yes! The Riviera’s sunshine, scenery and ritzy extravagance have beguiled royalty, celebrities — and inquisitive sightseers like us for decades.

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Why the way of the Cross?

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ANY YEARS AGO, A MISSIONARY TO India, Amy Carmichael, said the harder ways in life are likelier to be God’s way, for then it rids us of the desire to be pampered and leads us to higher levels

still. The last week of Jesus’ earthly life bears ample testimony to the above saying unquestionably. The way of the cross will draw feelings of passion and pride in the life of His followers as they celebrate the festivals of passover and Good Friday soon. Even after 2,000 years, invariably people ponder the question: Why did Jesus have to die? Two of the condemned hanged with Him had committed crimes, but the “other man” had done nothing wrong. NARAYAN MITRA To answer the query, most would say the way of the cross was You Gotta Have reality because Jesus was such a FAITH good man. We have our little mottoes that say virtue brings rich rewards and honesty is the best policy but, actually, we are forced to admit these things do not work out in everyday living to our material advantage. The person who is dishonest often gets rich, while the honest worker labours for years at a pittance of a salary. The person who is virtuous sometimes sees the procession of fame and fortune pass him by with scarcely a nod in his direction.

Jesus, who was incarnate goodness, bowed his head before the onslaught of Jewish hatred and Roman cruelty. All of His goodness failed to release Him from the bonds of suffering that evil forged about Him. Does it pay to be a good person? It depends upon the kind of pay we want. Jesus had no earthly reward, but His name is more profoundly influential today than that of any other man who ever lived. Think of all the storms that have swept across the face of our world the past 20 centuries and once cannot fail to be moved by the fact this Man still stands as a monument to the satisfaction of right living. Ultimately, we find the problem devolves into a question of selfishness or unselfishness. The person who lives for the moment finds his appetites can be met, his desires somewhat realized and his hopes fulfilled. But, there is scant happiness to it all for man was not meant to live like that and no amount of the material serves to meet the deepest needs of his spirit. Alexander changed the map of the world and died sighing for more worlds to conquer. Jesus changed the motives of men. Caesar pushed back a frontier and died surrounded by false friends. Jesus purified and enlarged the faith of men. Yet again, He was crucified because of the stubborn convictions of men. Judas, believing this Man had tremendous power, attempted to force Him to manifest it. Judas sold the Master not for greed — 30 pieces of silver was a paltry amount of money — and not even because he was

disappointed in Him. Judas sold Jesus because he believed that once the shackles of Roman authority were placed about Him, the Master could call down fire from heaven and consume all His enemies. Judas had a stubborn conviction he was right and the way of Jesus was wrong. He followed his way and the last glimpse we have of him is a body swaying wildly in the wind — lifeless, meaningless, hopeless. Jesus is still a menace to those who would follow their own stubborn and stupid convictions as to the way that things ought to be done in this world. He trode slowly the Via Dolorosa because people were convinced that He was all wrong in His estimates of life and its values. There is one further reason for that slow and measured tread up the hill of the skull. Jesus knew this was the only way in which the human race might be saved. Had there been any lesser way, the blood of the Nazarene would not have stained the cross. But, this cosmic adventure of redemption was no ordinary event and it required no ordinary sacrifice. Whatever we may say about the cross and its difficulties intellectually, there is one thing we must always allow — its power. When the cross lays hold upon a person, there is some appeal about it that will not be denied and from which we do not escape. Life becomes beautiful because the influence of the Cross of Jesus Christ shines radiantly in our experience. Narayan Mitra is a chaplain at Thompson Rivers University.

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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. • Must be willing to work overtime when required. • Wages and benefits as per the collective agreement. • Located in Pavilion B.C. situated between Cache Creek and Lillooet, B.C. Qualified applicants please submit your resume to: jking@graymont.com or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187, Cache Creek, BC VOK 1H0


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Are you looking for a great job close to home with an opportunity to advance within a fast paced, award winning company? Sun Rivers is a flagship residential resort community located just 5 minutes from downtown Kamloops, offering high performance homes, championship golf and an exceptional dining experience at Hoodoos at Sun Rivers. If you wish to be part of a dynamic, industry leading team then this is the opportunity for you. The following positions are available: · Assistant Food & Beverage Managers · Guest Experience Managers · Servers · Servers – Golf Course Kiosk & Beverage Cart

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Sun Rivers is seeking a multi-talented office administrator for full time employment to support the operations of the Sun Rivers companies. The ideal candidate enjoys people, is highly organized and has excellent prioritization skills. If you are a self-starter with an interest in working with a diverse range of responsibilities and people, have excellent office skills including the Microsoft Office suite, basic software & hardware trouble shooting, a certificate or experience in office administration, strong interpersonal and organizational skills this may be the opportunity you are seeking. Required Skills and Qualifications: Strong business writing, interpersonal, organizational and client service skills combined with a sincere commitment to meeting customer needs. Experience with real estate processing and internal HR communications are an asset. The rate of remuneration and benefit package is highly competitive. A detailed position description can be obtained by emailing employment@sunrivers.com. Please apply by April 5, 2012 by forwarding the application form found on sunrivers.com, resume and cover letter to:

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The successful candidate will be a certified electrician (BC/IP),with preference given to candidates who have experience in the lumber manufacturing industry. Preference will be given to candidates who have Allen Bradley PLC experience. Ability to troubleshoot and repair VFD drives, optimizer systems, scanners and computer skills would be an asset.

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The successful applicant must be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Alternate schedules and shift work will be required for a demanding, high paced environment. Excellent wages and benefit package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423.

The successful candidate will be paid in accordance to the Kamloops This Week CEPU Collective Agreement. Please send your resume with a current drivers abstract to: Circulation Manager Kamloops This Week 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6 Fax 250-374-1033 Closing date: April 6, 2012

Well established body shop looking for Journeyman painter/prepper ASAP. Wages negotiable. Contact Matt 250-832-4097 or

Interfor’s Board of Directors approved a $24 million capital plan to upgrade the Company’s Grand Forks and Castlegar sawmills. The plan involves the installation of a new small log line at Grand Forks to replace existing two-line facility, along with funds to complete the installation of an automated lumber grading system. The Grand Forks project is budgeted at 19 million and will incorporate the same technology recently installed at the Company’s Adams Lake sawmill. Construction will commence in the first quarter of 2012 and will be completed in mid 2013

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Interested applicants should forward a resume, or complete an hourly application available at the Grand Forks Office by April 15, 2012 and forward to: Ken Makortoff, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: (1) 250-443-2434 or email: ken.makortoff@interfor.com We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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The Kamloops Food Bank is recruiting a part-time driver. The position is from 7:00am-1:00pm, Saturday & Sunday. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with a daily minimum of 1500 pounds. A criminal record check and clean driver abstract are required. Responsible, compassionate and dedicated individuals please apply. Position to start ASAP. E-mail resume and cover letter to Wes Graham wgraham@kamloops foodbank.org by Thursday April 5th, 3:00pm. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Professional/ Management

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

BÉNÉVOLES REQUIS !

Do you want to contribute to public safety and have the opportunity to learn more about the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)?

Voulez-vous contribuer à la sécurité publique et avoir l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage au sujet du Service correctionnel du Canada (SCC)?

We are looking for volunteers to assist in various federal institutions and parole ofÀces across the province for the following: • Citizen Advisory Committees • Multicultural and Ethnic Programs • Non-Security Escorts • Literacy Programs • Health Care Awareness • Sports and Leisure Activities • Hobby Craft If you would like more information or are interested in any of the listed volunteering opportunities, please contact: Stew McLean at McLeanST@csc-scc.gc.ca or at 250 851 4808. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a security clearance and attend the required training sessions offered by CSC.

Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes disposées à faire du bénévolat dans divers établissements correctionnels fédéraux et bureaux de libération conditionnelle à travers la province dans les domaines suivants :

Si vous désirez de plus amples renseignements ou êtes intéressé à vous porter bénévole pour l’une des occasions susmentionnées, veuillez communiquer avec: Stew McLean, à: McLeanST@csc-scc.gc.ca ou au 250 851 4808. Les postulants doivent être admissibles à recevoir une cote de fiabilité en plus d’être en mesure d’assister aux séances de formation exigées offertes par le SCC.

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS

• Comités consultatifs de citoyens • Programmes ethniques et multiculturels • Escortes pour des motifs non reliés à la sécurité • Programmes d’alphabétisation • Sensibilisation aux questions touchant les soins de santé • Activités de sports et de loisirs • Artisanat

Services

Employment

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.

Medical/Dental Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. STORMS Restaurant now hiring exp. line cooks. Apply with resume @ 1502 River Street or email storms@ shawbiz.ca VacanciesManager and Cooks Maurya’s fine Indian cuisine restaurant, 165 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. urgently requires F/T Restaurant Manager 15.75/hr and 2 Indian cooks, $15 /hr. 2 Dishwashers $12/hr. Min. 2 years of work experience required for chef and cooks in cooking of Indian speciality food. Fax resumes to: 250-5548242 , or email : mauryas fineindiancuisine@gmail.com

Nail Care Professionals Classic FX Salon (North Shore). seeks established stylists and estheticians with licensing and clientele we offer: basic rate and or commission, attractive work environment 2 consecutive days off, generous health care benefits retail sales commission and recognition, training support, work schedule flexibility, staff discount on services and product. Please forward your resume and certification copies and references to PO Box 25018 Kamloops BC V2B 8R6 deadline is March 31, 2012 only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

S lives here. It’s here in our community. Please make a difference by volunteering.

WKM, a mechanical contractor located in Trail, BC, is looking for a CONTROLLER. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; managing the day to day accounting operations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, ccra remittances and monthly reporting of the financial statements to the owner. Please email your resume: wkm@shawcable.com &#8195;

Work Wanted

Services

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 2 issues a week!

call 250-374-0462

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD?

Alternative Health ASIAN MASSAGE Acupressure Hot Stone Ultrasound Pain Relief & Relaxation Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm

Call 250-320-1209

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Drywall

www.angelhealthcareclinic.net

Drywall textured ceilings and painting 30yr+ exp ins trade cert. call Jeff 778-921-2497

Financial Services

Garden & Lawn

Reduce Debt by up to

70%

• Avoid Bankruptcy • Avoid bankruptcy • Rebuild Your Credit • 0% InterestCanadian • Proudly

250-434-4505 250-434-4226

Pruning, call the professional 50yrs exp, fruit & ornamental trees. Satisfaction Guaranteed 372-7986 Rototilling gardens with John Deere Garden Tractor $40 250-554-8728 Tony’s Lawn and Garden Maintenance, pruning, hedging, power raking, aerating, rototilling (250) 571-5408

www.4pillars.ca

Handypersons

EQUIPMENT FINANCING. Private funds available - new or used equipment. $15,000 to $500,000. Call Al at 250-6755185, cel 250-253-1689

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Snow Plowing and Sanding Available

Sclerosis Society of Canada S Multiple

Home Repairs

Fitness/Exercise

for a route near you!

HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774

RICK’S SMALL HAUL

250-377-3457

1•800•268•7582 www.mssociety.ca

Home Repairs

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Home Repairs

Home Repairs

ONLY $70 00 PER MON

TH!

+ HST

Includes ro ta * with home ting feature spot based pack age

L.COOK WOODWORKING ƒ Custom Cabinets ƒ Furniture ƒ Closet Organizers ƒ Finish Carpentry

250.574.0074

lcookwoodworking.webs.com

THOMPSON RIVERS

Kitchen Fitters

Why replace your kitchen if you can refinish it for a fraction of the cost? 250.573.4884 | 250.682.7680

LOGS to LUMBER Low-impact logging for small properties Portable sawmill cuts lumber on-site

ROB TEIT 250-574-6838

D&S Towing

WE PAY FOR SCRAP CARS!

• From RV’s to Cars • Visa/Mastercard • Good Used Tires/Parts for most makes 250 682 7112 or 250 574 8591 www.dandstowing.ca

THOMPSON RIVERS

SPECIALIZING ‘ Termite Inspections ‘ Mice/Rats ‘ Wasps ‘ Ants

IN: ‘ Bedbugs ‘ Spiders ‘ Pigeons

778-220-3333

RED SEAL BOOKKEEPING *IPBC Member

Proficient, full-service bookkeeping specializing in the Trades. Financial statements; CRA Payroll, HST/GST, WorkSafe, Subcontractor Payments, BC Training Tax Credit ... all remittances professionally submitted accurately, on time, every time. 778-468-2248 778 468 2248 | redsealbookkeeping@shaw.ca

Yard Care

Seniors Discount Call for FREE quote

250.574.3145 Lawn Maintenance Power Raking • Edging Pruning • Clean-up Hedge Triming & More!

Kitchen Fitters

Why replace your kitchen if you can refinish it for a fraction of the cost? 250.573.4884 | 250.682.7680 Payneless Cleaning Services bonded with references Honest & Reliable CALL 778-470-0131 angie-payne@hotmail.com

Pruning Time! Power Raking • Bobcat Work Complete Clean Up & More! PHONE ANYTIME Victor: 250-574-2766 Ken: 250-299-7375 1 Set Price or By The Hour


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Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Home Improvements

Pets

Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

Bohemian House interior finishing, flooring, tile, free estimates lic and exp 319-1862 Interior & Exterior Renovations: Decks, Drywall, Windows, Doors (250) 574-3063

Landscaping

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.78/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

LOOKOUTLANDSCAPING.CA Pruning, Yard Clean Up, Hauling, Aerate, Power Rake, Mowing, Irrigation, Weeding, Paving Stones, Gardens.

250-376-2689 WEST End Cedars. Cedar maintenance,trimming, topping & removal. Lorne 574-5816

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Only $120/month Run your 1x1 semi display classified in every issue of Kamloops This Week

Call 250-371-4949

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

Locally owned & operated

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865 Painting & Decorating

SUPERIOR PAINTING Interior & Exterior Painting Ceilings - Repair Retexture - Repaint Quality Workmanship Seniors Discounts Phone Juërgen • 250-376-4725

Stucco/Siding

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

250-371-4949

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

Furniture

LEATHER SECTIONAL

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

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

3 male Shit-tzu Bechon cross puppies, 10wks old, multi-colored, $350. (250)835-8616 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 Havanese & Bichon Pups available, good disposition, family oriented, first shots, dewormed, micro chipped for Identification. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 or email: rleech@telus.net JACK Russell puppies wormed & first shot, ready to go, 1-(250)832-1592

(250)828-1711

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

Cheryl Bidulka

250-318-8400

Call 250-371-4949 for more information

Commercial/ Industrial KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE

Misc. Wanted

Suite

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bachelor suite grnd lvl, by TRU shr w/d, n/s, n/p ref, $700 util incl (250) 374-9164

Real Estate

BY OWNER

$39.95 Special! Call or email for more info:

250-374-7467 classifieds@ HOUSE for sale by owner in Dallas! 3 bdr, 2 bath, open concept basement. $339,000 call 250-573-2477 for much more info!

Houses For Sale

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 Call 778-220-6840

2bdrm apt Convenient Quiet people. N/P prefered cl TRU 250-376-9454

WHERE DO YOU TURN

PRICE REDUCED, 2 bed suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, Kamloops, $1950/m, spacious, welcoming, wheelchair friendly. Avail. i m m e d i a t e l y . catherine_steele@hotmail.com 1-604-408-1023 (Vancouver)

when your pet is lost? Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

Misc Services

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

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

Sq ft

Rate/month

416 155.68 148.5 157 1136 866 1280 1978

$346.30 $129.73 $123.75 $131.03 $946.59 $721.88 $1066.88 $1648.33*

Utilities & garbage pick up included Limited Parking Available *Ground Level

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 Westsyde fresh/paint, lg fenced/yard quiet cul-de-sac refs req $1400 (778)220-6558

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 House for rent Avail April 1st or May 1st 374-5586 or 3710206

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

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

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

CALL: 250-376-6900 EXT 226 (DEBBIE)

1bdrm Brock sh w/d, n/s, sm pet ok, fenced back yrd, util inc $795 (604) 728-3521

Mortgages

Mortgages Lenders/Investors Always Welcome

J J J J J

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

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

Misc Services

NORTH SHORE Moving sale, 263 Royal Ave, Mar 30 & Apr 1, 9-3pm. Hospital bed, furn, hsehold, tires, etc NORTH SHORE Sat Mar 31 9-3 and Apr 1st 91 667 Albernie Ave Baby items tools elec house hold and misc WEST BATTLE Sat Mar 31st. 9-1pm 522 West Battle St Use Lane Entrance Moving Sale. No early birds.

202 203 203C 203D 211 212 213 E6

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

Bed & Breakfast

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.

Garage Sales

Pets

$169,999 Great investment property. Close to TRU, shopping and transit. 2 bedroom unit located on the main floor for easy access to parking, laundry, games and exercise room. Nicely maintained building and grounds. Call to view.

Kamloops BC call for availability

5 PIECE DINING ROOM 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

Feed & Hay

Close to TRU and shopping. Clean Secure building with resident manager. Bachelor and 1 Bdrm some with views. prefer n/p, n/s

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10/ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive

For Sale By Owner

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

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

The Sands Lower Sahali

cbidulka@royallepage.ca

New, still in plastic. Worth $899. Must Sell $299. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

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

Pets & Livestock

#112-555 DALGLEISH DR.

Call our Classified Department for details!

Misc Services

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL

Misc. for Sale

one week for FREE?

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

THOMPSON VALLEY DISPOSAL LTD. 12 Yard Mini Bins & 20,30, 40 Yard BIG Bins

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

Run Till Rented Furniture

Furniture

RUNSOLD TILL

Furniture

• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 2 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only

34

ly On

95 3 lines PLUS TAX

Add an extra line for only $10

250-371-4949

“Read All About It” Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities... $52.95 + tax 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

Cars - Sports & Imports

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

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 1BDRM on North Shore Avail Apr 1st N/S N/P, util incl, $750 month (250) 376-3787 1 furnished bdrm suite for 1 quiet mat. working person cls to RIH n/s, n/p, no drugs $750 (250) 374-9281 2bdrm. $975/mo.+ 1/2 util. NS, NP, WD, GF. Avail. now (778) 220-1440 2BDRM in Brock W/D & util. incl. Priv. entr. & parking ns/np $950 (250) 376-5597 May 1st 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, 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 Bright like new 1bdrm Aberdeen, w/d +util incl quiet, n/s, cat ok, $850 (250) 372-7669 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 Ground level 2bdrm Batchelor H, N/S, N/D, N/P, Avail May 1 $1100 util incl (250) 376-2379 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

Utility Trailers

Utility Trailers

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

05 Hyundia Tucson in exc cond. 65000km female driven xtr set of winters no accidents $10800obo (250) 434-6659

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

There is a

better way...

Motorcycles

1bdrm n/s n/p util inc in brand new home. $650per mon N Shore (250) 319-7263

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

2bdrm Dallas f/s, shr w/d, view of river n/p, n/s $950 + util 778-836-1410

Recreational/Sale

3bdrm Brock area Avail Apr 1st n/p util incl $1300 sep w/d new paint and flr 579-5985 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

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

Auto Financing

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

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

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 I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402

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GUARANTEED Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit 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

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

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

Adult Escorts

02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $4400obo 319-1394

#1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com

02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $4400obo 319-1394

ALL Pro Escorts & Strippers.

Cars - Domestic

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

Fast, friendly service. Professional Service for over 30 years Cash/Visa/MC 250-372-7721 1-866-849-8603 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com

Got something you really want to sell? Put it in front of the faces of thousands of readers everyday in the Classifieds. Call today to place your ad!

ATTRACTIVE tanned blond female provides discrete fantasies 9:30am-10pm 376-5319 FIRST CHOICE KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PLEASURE 24/7 7 ladies to choose from. Sexy fun and discreet.

Call for quotes 250-545-2000 1-877-476-6558 Open 7 Days a Week Pleasant Valley Trailer Sales Ltd. 7885 Hwy. 97, Vernon • 1-877-476-6558 www.pleasantvalleytrailersales.com

www.kamloops temptress.co 250-572-3623 Now hiring! Lovely Asian Girl Luby 23yrs old 34C-25-36 110lbs sexy, pretty, no rush (778) 220-1845 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

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Tobiano: A perfect city escape, a great investment With summer just ar around the corner, the team at Tobiano another busy season. is gearing up for ano anoth And, while golf golfers aare getting ready to tee off, Kamloops residents ents are invit invited to visit the development to see how it continues ues to evolve evol and what it has to offer. Tobiano top golf courses and the T bii iis one off Canada’s C resort development is positioned to follow suit. That being said, the focus at Tobiano is on the local community. Accordingly, Tobiano has recruited a team made up almost entirely of staff from Kamloops, including George Moutsos (executive chef), Stephen Connor (head of customer and retail services, golf division) and Dion Sirianni (head of instruction and golf services). Often classified has a community within a community, Tobiano boasts its own water-treatment and communications systems. It is also home to its own fire department and to Black Iron restaurant, headed by five-star executive chef Moutsos. This is in addition to its 18-hole championship golf course, which is now open for 2012. Designed by Thomas McBroom, the track was recognized as the Best Public Course in British Columbia by SCOREGolf Magazine in 2011 and named in The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses First Edition. With 50 lots available, from as low as $129,900, Tobiano is a locale that offers stunning scenery on which to build a dream home. From quarter-acre lots to 2.5-acre parcels, the Tobiano community — only minutes from Kamloops — can accommodate any abode desire. And, with one of the world’s finest golf courses, an independent fire department and its own water-treatment and communication systems, where else would you want to call home? Jeremy Loreth photos

Tobiano offers community members an ideal opportunity to build the home of their dreams, with lots now starting from $129,900 — more than 50 per cent less than original pricing — making them some of the most competitively priced in the Kamloops area. Fully serviced lots range in size from a quarter-acre to nearly 2.5 acres. To date, 50 lots remain for sale, including exceptional lake and golf-course locales. More locals than ever are being attracted to Tobiano’s idyllic location and close proximity to everything Kamloops has to offer. This was the case for Kamloops residents Kevin and Judy Chaben. They hadn’t intended to buy a second home but, as soon as they saw Tobiano’s spectacular location for themselves, the Chabens realized it was the perfect place for a city escape — as well as a great investment. Judy says she loves the fact Tobiano offers beautiful scenery, a relaxing resort feel and a real sense of community, such as residents’ socials at Tobiano’s clubhouse, all within an easy 30-minute commute of their Kamloops home. The Tournament Capital’s championship golf resort is awaiting your drive.


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Sales of homes in the Kamloops area through January and February are on par with sales in the first two months of 2011 — but, the median price has risen. At the end of February, the median price of a home in the Kamloops region was $349,900, while the median price of a home in the City of Kamloops was $366,500. Those numbers represent increases of $24,900 and $32,700, respectively, but do not include sales of condominiums or mobile homes.

All data comes from the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association, which has noted 223 sales through January and February, a slight increase from the 219 sales registered through January and February 2011. In February, there were 141 sales in the area, which includes Kamloops, Cherry Creek/Savona, Heffley, Sun Peaks, Knutsford, McLure/Vinsula, Monte Lake/Westwold, Paul Lake, Pinantan Lake, Pritchard, Red Lake, Sun Rivers and Tobiano.

Of those 141 sales, Brocklehurst led the way with 21 transactions, followed by Westsyde (19), Sahali (14), South Kamloops (12) and Aberdeen (12). Price ranges of $280,000 to $319,999 and $360,000 to $399,999 were most popular, with 21 sales in each of those brackets. There were six sales in the range of $600,000 and above and no sales on the other end of the spectrum, in the $40,000 and below category.

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E’VE ALL SEEN IT: The home of a friend, relative or neighbour that looks like it emerged from the pages of a design magazine. Nothing is out of place and, then, often green with envy, you return to your home to find dust bunnies, food crumbs and splatters of toothpaste on the bathroom mirror. How do some people work all week and still find time to clean? Surely, they must be scrubbing all weekend. The truth is, homeowners can keep their homes tidy during the busy work week with just a few simple tips That way, you can relax on the weekend. Soon enough, you’ll be showing envious guests around your own spotless home. Here’s how:

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• Fifteen-minute power cleaning or decluttering sessions, done a few times a week, can help to cut down on out-of-control messes. Pick one small space to attack each time, and you’ll be surprised how it helps keep household clutter under control. newscanada.com

Tips for the bathroom • Keep a squeegee handy to wipe windows, mirrors and counter surfaces after a shower to keep them sparkling. • The touchless faucet is both practical and chic Ideas are available online at deltafaucet.ca. Take a look at Delta’s Lahara or Addison with what is called Touch2O.xt Technology. Faucets with the option for hands-free activation can ensure sticky or greasy toiletries are not transferred to the faucet handle, minimizing weekly cleaning tasks. • Use an automatic toilet-bowl cleaner that you can set and forget while still keeping toilet bowls fresh all week long.


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Craig Stout of Fortis B.C. explains energy efficiency to Evan Paul, 8, and Maddie Whittner, 3, during the sixth annual Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Interior House & Home Show, which was held on March 3 at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Melissa Welsh/KTW

About 2,500 consumers filled the Kamloops Convention Centre earlier this month for the sixth annual House and Home Show. The event, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Interior, focused on home building and renovating, energy efficiency and green initiatives. Nearly 60 exhibitors showcased their products during the day-long show, The Pro Knows was a very successful component of the show as the public was offered an opportunity to pre-book complimentary 30-minute consultations with builders, renovators, contractors and suppliers. “From a trade-show perspective, this was a new and innovative idea to have pre-booked appointments and personal consultations,” said Scott Pimblott of A&T Project Developments. “The Pro Knows really provided a unique forum for people to get some sound advice in a professional setting,” said Darcy Franklin of Meranti Developments. “Hopefully, the public found the event as beneficial as we did.”

Phil Lingren (left) of KMS Tools & Equipment talks to Harry Friesen while associate Larson Boss sands down a piece of wood during the annual Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Interior House & Home Show at the Kamloops Convention Centre on March 3. Melissa Welsh/KTW

Added Darryl Caunt of the Mibroc Group: “The Pro Knows sessions were a great success for us as a builder but, more importantly, for potential clients who took time to meet with all of the professionals. “The sessions made it efficient to meet with several pros in a comfortable, relaxed setting.” Ebeth Patenio won two VIP

tickets, valued at $400, to the Rick Mercer show on March 5 in Kamloops and Kim Morton was the lucky winner of the Maytag Energy Star washer and dryer, valued at $1,600. CHBA-Central Interior is a residential-builder association of 200 members representing the Central Interior region of B.C.

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Fixed mortgage rates stay the same for the entire term length of your mortgage. With a variable rate, if rates go down, more of your payment is applied to reduce the principal. If rates go up, more of your payment goes toward paying the interest.

of your mortgage, now may be the perfect time to lock in your rate,” Araujo said. “However, it’s not just the interest rate you should consider. You’ll want to make sure you have some flexibility with your payment options so you can make adjustments and additional contributions that let you pay

down your mortgage sooner.” Variable-rate mortgages can be a good option for people who are comfortable knowing their interest rate could change, but are willing to take the risk for potentially lower rates and costs. With a variable rate, if rates go down, more of your payment

is applied to reduce the principal. If rates go up, more of your payment goes toward paying the interest and it could take you longer to pay off your mortgage. “Research shows most consumers end up paying less interest with variable rates over the longer term,” Araujo said. “But, you need to be com-

fortable with the fact your interest rate will fluctuate with the market, as will the portion of your payment that goes toward reducing your principal. “If you’re going to lose sleep worrying about rising interest rates, than a variable rate is probably not a good option.” If you can’t make up your mind between a fixed or variable rate, there are other options. With an open variable-rate mortgage, you also have the flexibility to switch and lock into a fixed-rate mortgage at any time — with no penalty. You can also combine the two and have a blend of fixed and variable rates. This means you will have some security to protect you against rising interest rates, while still having the flexibility and benefits of a variable rate. “The bottom line is there’s no right or wrong answer,” Araujo said. “You have to make the decision that works best for you and your family.”

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B.C. housing starts rise

Survey says fixed rates preferred With interest rate hikes potentially coming as early as next year, a BMO Bank of Montreal study shows Canadian homebuyers are looking for payment certainty for as long as possible and are considering a shorter amortization to build equity in their home. The report, conducted by Leger Marketing, revealed: • The vast majority of Canadians (82 per cent) are looking for both rate and cost certainty. • Two-thirds (65 per cent) are looking to lock-in at a fixed rate to take advantage of low interest rates. • Half of Canadians (50 per cent) would consider shortening the amortization period of their mortgage as a way to save money. • Married individuals and those with children are more likely to consider a shorter amortization (57 per cent and 63 per cent respectively); paying off their mortgage faster is a bigger priority than those who are single or those without children “Up until recently, interest-rate hikes may not have been top of mind for Canadians, but there are now signals that rates may change sooner than expected,” said Katie Archdekin, head of mortgage products for BMO Bank of Montreal. “BMO has been encouraging Canadian homebuyers to stress-test their mortgages and ensure that an increase in interest rates is manageable. Having rate certainty can

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports 2,302 housing starts in urban areas of the province during February, up from 1,805 housing starts in February 2011. Multiple-family construction increased compared to February 2011 levels, while the number of single-detached housing starts was down slightly. “Residential construction activity during the first two months of 2012 is ahead of last year’s levels due to strength in a number of housing markets around the province,” said Carol Frketich, CMHC’s B.C. Regional economist. Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, AbbotsfordMission, Vernon and Chilliwack recorded an increase in housing starts so far this year, compared to January and February of 2011.

help protect Canadian households from interest-rate spikes.” According to BMO Economics, interest rates may begin to climb as soon as next year. “We believe that, for many Canadians, a mortgage that carries a maximum 25-year amortization is the right choice for today’s environment, as it helps households build equity in their home faster,” Archdekin said. Furthermore, Archdekin noted that, on a $400,000 mortgage at a five-per-cent interest rate, choosing a 25-year amortization can save upwards of $70,000 in interest, which Canadians can put directly toward their retirement. BMO is now offering a new 10-year fixed mortgage at 3.99 per cent, which is modelled after its five-year fixed mortgage, which offers a rate of 2.99 per cent. Both are available to new and existing customers and come with a maximum 25-year amortization. Both rate offers are available until Wednesday, March 28. The survey was completed online from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23 using Leger Marketing’s online panel, LegerWeb. A sample of 1,500 Canadians, 18 years of age and older, was surveyed. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

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NEW SERIES of online videos can help condo and townhouse owners learn more about protecting their investment. The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing, has launched a video series to accompany its free Maintenance Matters bulletins, which provide practical information on maintaining the building envelope of multi-unit residential buildings including townhouses and low and high-rise buildings. Available on YouTube and the HPO website, the new video series features the three most recent bulletin topics – cladding, exposed wood structures and belowgrade assemblies (see below for descriptions). These short, informative videos explain why regular maintenance needs to be performed and also provide helpful tips and checklists. The three videos can be found online at hpo.bc.ca (under “What’s New”) and on BC Housing’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/bchousing1. While strata corporations generally manage the maintenance of multi-unit buildings, it’s important that individual homeowners understand what types of exterior maintenance are required for their buildings and why it’s important to invest in these tasks through their strata fees. In addition to enhancing

property values and curb appeal, regular maintenance can save homeowners money in the long run because it prevents more costly problems in the future and is less expensive than paying for emergency repairs. In short, proper maintenance helps owners protect their investment. Additionally, failure to perform regular maintenance, or improperly performed maintenance, can compromise the building’s home-warranty insurance. Warranty providers may deny coverage in cases of neglect and improper maintenance, particularly if the first homeowner received a maintenance manual from the builder or warranty providers and did not perform the recommended maintenance. The new Maintenance Matters video series covers the following topics: • At-grade and belowgrade assemblies (typically used for car and bicycle parking and storage). • Exposed wood structures (such as wood walkways and decks). • Cladding (materials used to cover the exterior of a building). The complete Maintenance Matters bulletin series, produced in collaboration with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Polygon Homes and building-envelope consulting firms, is available in the “Reports &

Publications” section online at hpo.bc.ca. The downloadable PDF bulletins delve deeper into their topics with additional information and advice, such as practical guidelines for hiring professional contractors. In addition to the three topics covered in the videos, the other bulletins address: #7: building envelope maintenance and renewals planning — Learn the function of the building envelope, how maintenance affects its service life and what to consider when planning for maintenance and replacement. #6: Decks and balconies – This bulletin provides practical information on steps to take for proper inspection, maintenance and long-term performance of decks and balconies. #5: Sealants – Sealants protect your building envelope from water and air. Learn about the types of sealants and their maintenance requirements. #4: Residential windows and exterior doors – This bulletin provides information on inspection and maintenance to ensure long-term performance of windows and exterior doors. #3: Avoiding condensation problems – Learn why condensation forms, why it is a concern, how to address existing problems and how to avoid future problems. #2: Maintaining your roof – Read about the types of roofs, their maintenance

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Condo and townhouse owners can learn more about protecting their investment by viewing the new series of online Maintenance Matters videos available on the Homeowner Protection Office website, at hpo.bc.ca.

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