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A 59-year-old school bus driver who was fired for engaging in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl on his bus route had been “grooming” other teens as well, according to the testimony of a social worker. Merv Hanson was in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, July 16, seeking to remove a ministry-imposed order barring him from seeing the 15-year-old, whose name KTW has chosen not to publish. MERV A one-time HANSON Kamloops city council candidate, Hanson was fired in March after the KamloopsThompson school district conducted an investigation into his relationship with the teen. Court has previously heard Hanson met the girl on his bus route. He told investigators he began offering her music lessons at his house. The girl’s parents called police,

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A note to warn — for next while, avoid Lorne Drivers heading to Riverside Park over the next two weeks should expect slow going as the city shuts down several blocks of Lorne Street as part of its ongoing upgrades in the area. Until July 27, Lorne Street will be closed between the Red Bridge and Second Avenue. The city will also shut down Third Avenue between Lorne and Lansdowne streets, while closures on Second Avenue will remain in place. Local and business access, as well as access to Interior Savings Centre, will be available through the construction.

The parking lots at Heritage House and east of the park’s tennis courts will be accessible via First Avenue. About 4,000 visitors are expected to hit ISC during the construction period for the Watchtower Convention — a Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering that takes place over two weekends — which the city expects will cause further delays. Last fall, BC Hydro and cable lines were installed under Lorne Street between First and Third avenues as part of the overall plan to beautify the area. The project was budgeted at $725,000, with BC Hydro cov-

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Twenty-nine-year-old Jesse Seymour (seen above in a screenshot of a hip-hop video on YouTube in which he performs) was stabbed during a fight on Sunday, July 15, outside this home at 746 Columbia St. Seymour died shortly after at Royal Inland Hospital. Torbin Alec, 29, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to what Kamloops Mounties say was a consensual fight. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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As members of the Tk’emlups Indian Band come to grips with the death of a promising young band member, Kamloops police are still trying to work out what sparked the fight that left 29 year-old Jesse Seymour dead. Seymour, a TIB youth worker and father of one, died at Royal Inland Hospital just after 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, after being stabbed during what police have described as a “consensual fight” at a small house party at 746 Columbia Ave. RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said Seymour and 29-year-old Torbin Alec had been drinking

prior to the fight, and were both described by witnesses as “heavily intoxicated” when they began to argue. “In a residence, and even typically in a licensed premise, the first comment is ‘take it outside.’ “And, of course, that’s what ostensibly happened,” Learned said. Once the two were outside, police believe the argument escalated and a knife was produced. Learned said the type of weapon used was expected to be determined during an autopsy scheduled for Monday, July 16. Alec has been charged with second-degree murder and was to appear in court on Monday, July 16. Learned said the two men knew each other and were “good friends

who grew up together.” Both Alec and Seymour — known as Optikz behind the mic — were active in the Kamloops hip-hop scene and had performed with the local rap crew Sundown Stylistics in the past. Alec is also known to RCMP, Learned said, and has a history of violent and weapons-related offences. In 2006, Alec was sentenced to a six-month jail term after threatening a man with a sharpened screwdriver outside a local gas station. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery after he and a friend tried to rob a man in the Extra Foods parking lot. It’s unclear what the argument that led to Sunday’s stabbing was

about. Learned said police still have more witnesses to interview on the subject “before we have a really concrete idea about that.” Learned said the party doesn’t appear to have been a rowdy one, noting the Columbia Street house isn’t normally on the RCMP’s radar. A neighbour in the 700-block of Columbia Street said while the tenants host some get-togethers, they are typically not loud or disturbing to others on the block. Seymour is the son of Tk’emlups Indian Band Coun. Fred Seymour, nephew of former band chief Manny Jules, son-in-law of B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point and the father of a three-year-old boy. Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief

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Shane Gottfriedson said the loss has shocked the community. “We’re only 1,250 members and, when we lose one person, our whole community grieves,” he said. “And, right now, there’s a lot of grieving going on and a lot of trying to understand why and how come. Such a young man with so much ahead of him — it’s hard to put the pieces together and find reason or rhyme.” Gottfriedson described Seymour as outgoing and personable, with a large group of friends. “All we can do at this time is pray for the family,” he added. “This is going to be a hard one for our community, for sure.” The homicide is Kamloops’ second of the year.

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Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP Cathy McLeod said she has been “reassured” about the environmental sustainability of Alberta’s oil sands following a tour in Fort McMurray this week. McLeod wrapped up a twoday tour that included a helicopter survey of the Syncrude, Sunoco, Albian Sands and CNRL projects and a visit to the Syncrude Canada site — one of the largest in the northern Alberta oil sands. The Conservative MP said she was “quite amazed” struck by the scope of the projects, as well as by statistics showing how much cash the oil sands generate. “In some ways it seemed really big and, in others, if you look, it’s surrounded by thousands of kilometres of forested area,” McLeod said, adding she also took an interest in previously mined portions of the sands that are now being reclaimed. “They had brought it back to bison roaming, replanted and reintroduced natural species,” she said. “They’re making some very good strides in terms of technology and reducing. “They’re pretty focused on reducing emissions. I think

the industry recognizes that they have to continue to make advances.” McLeod said she was struck by figures showing just how much money is generated from mining and extraction. “This is eight to 10 per cent, depending on the figures you look at, of our GDP right now,” she said, noting the money isn’t just staying in Alberta. “It might be a manufacturer in Ontario, it might be someone it British Columbia, but the positive economic impacts are actually countrywide.” McLeod said she feels other federal politicians need to make a visit to the sands before they form an opinion about the controversial industry. “What [the tour] really did is, it reassured me there’s significant strides being made in terms of the environmental issues,” she said. McLeod said she’s still convinced oil pipelines are a good way to transport crude from the oil sands to B.C. and the U.S., provided they are held to high safety standards. Kinder Morgan of Texas is proposing a $4.1-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to its Burrard Inlet terminal in Burnaby. The expansion would impact the pipeline as it passes through Kamloops. Federal NDP Leader Thomas

Mulcair, who has also been travelling through Alberta and B.C. during the past week, told media on June 11 that criticism of a Enbridge’s handling of a major oil pipeline leak in Michigan should spell the end of the proposed controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. A report by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized the Calgary-based company for taking 17 hours to respond to a leak that dumped more than three-million litres of crude oil into a river and wetlands in Michigan. The Northern Gateway line would run from the Alberta oil sands to Kitimat, where oil could be shipped to the Asian market. McLeod said she is waiting for the results of an environmental assessment of the project before forming an opinion on the pipeline — but said these kind of projects are necessary to get product shipped. “We need to have pipelines that move the product to market,” she said, noting there needs to be strict standards for companies. “If it can be done safely, it needs to be done safely, and companies have to be held to a high standard of safety,” she said, adding the federal government included more funding to improve pipeline safety in its last budget.

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Pearce read from one message, sent by Hanson to the girl: “So, why were you so quiet and not there for me when I said have a good long weekend, and sat in the middle of the bus? . . . Know this — do not play with what I can and wish to give to you.” Court heard police in another province are now investigating Hanson for harassment relating to his involvement with that teen. Pearce said Hanson’s actions as a bus driver were out of line. “He was in a position of authority and trust,” she said. “He abused that position, I believe, to try to form relationships with [students].” Pearce went on to testify about Hanson’s past, which includes allegations of sexual and physical abuse from his stepdaughter. He was never charged.

The 15-year-old girl’s father also took the stand, describing a fairly normal family life prior to the commencement of Hanson’s music lessons. “We had no problems with [her],” he said. “The problems seem to have started when there were the music lessons with Merv.” The distraught dad said his daughter and Hanson bought each other “matching necklaces” — and he believed Hanson had plied her with alcohol on at least one occasion. Court heard the girl’s parents waited to contact police because they had no evidence of any wrongdoing, other than thinking the situation was “odd.” The girl’s father said he later found a cellphone bill showing multiple, lengthy phone conversations between his daughter and Hanson, conducted in the middle

of the night. “As a parent, any man contacting her at two in the morning — 59, 39, bus driver, not a bus driver — none of those are acceptable in our society,” the father said. “He’s a bus driver. You think everything’s OK. You think these guys go through some kind of checks. “It was inconceivable.” Entered as evidence was an apparently threatening text message from Hanson to the girl’s parents, sent in May. “I’m going to fight you with all I know and the truth,” it read. “I hope you have deep pockets. . . . I’ve been in court with the ministry before and beat them with their B.S. Ask them.” The hearing continued past KTW press time. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com for updates.

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HERE HAS BEEN MUCH debate over the provincial government’s net-zero mandate, the B.C. Liberals’ recent negotiating stance predicated on finding savings within existing provisions to fund any increases elsewhere. There has also been much complaining among public-sector unions. While net-zero was not an official mandate adopted at the municipal level, the annual one per cent to three per cent salary increases enjoyed by many city workers in B.C. in recent contracts are luxurious compared to what is happening in Scranton, Pa. The mayor of the city best known as the home of fictitious DunderMifflin Paper Company featured in the NBC comedy remake The Office has reduced wages of city employees to levels local paperboys and babysitters would reject. Mayor Christopher Doherty introduced the new hourly wage of $7.25 for police officers, firefighters, garbage collectors — and for himself. This is all part of the dilemma facing Scranton, which stares at a $16.8-million budget deficit. It’s either massive service cuts, a 78 per cent tax hike over three years or the pauper’s wage across the board. It’s ugly and the battle will eventually rage in the courts. Compared to Scranton, employees of Kamloops and other B.C. municipalities are living like royalty, according to a recent study conducted by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C. (ICBA). The association looked at com-

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MUSINGS pensation packages afforded city employees and found pay and benefits packages are an astonishing 30 to 40 per cent higher than that given workers doing identical jobs in the private sector. Take Kamloops, for example, where city workers enjoy dental, medical, extended-health and group lifeinsurance benefits courtesy of you, the taxpayer. Did you know Kamloops’ city workers don’t pay a dime toward their benefits package? It is funded 100 per cent by taxpayers. Why, when virtually every private company has an employee/employerpay structure? Did you know Kamloops workers are afforded 18 sick days a year and that, upon retirement, they can cash in up to 120 accumulated sick days? That’s six months’ pay for doing nothing but show up at work, as we are expected to do. It’s outrageous — all of it. When the contract expires at the end of 2013, it will be interesting to see if the powers-that-be at city hall

will acknowledge how out-of-control municipal pay-and-benefits packages have become. ICBA president Philip Hochstein is on the mark when he sums it up: “These gold-plated pay and perk packages are the main reason why city hall never turns around to tell you your taxes are going down. “What’s unfair about the situation is you’re being asked to send more money to the taxman off your paycheque to subsidize increases so civic workers can get pay and pension richer than yours.” The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation (CTF) concurs when looking at the rising disparity in pay and benefits between the public and private sectors. The CTF notes that, in the past 10 years, the average government worker has seen their pay jump by 35 per cent to $1,023 a week. The average privatesector worker, meanwhile, has seen their pay increase by less than 30 per cent, to $777 a week. Nine out of 10 government employees have workplace pension plans, the CTF notes, while two out of 10 private sector workers have plans, with 81 per cent of government employees enjoying defined (guaranteed income regardless of investment performance) plans, compared to only 14 per cent of private-sector workers enjoying the more-expensive benefit. The structure is not sustainable and not fair to those funding it — taxpayers living on the fiscal edge more and more each year. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

We applaud the latest move by the provincial government to start the process of freeing up trade in wine between Canada’s provinces. It was, perhaps, naive to have thought that once the federal government eliminated its 1928 prohibition on shipping wines between the provinces, consumers would be able to freely ship their favourite wines between provinces. Instead, jealous of their prerogatives, many provinces responded to the eagerly awaited change, either with regulations nearly as restrictive as the nowdefunct prohibition-era law, or by setting up committees to study what they should do. Even B.C., where both the ruling B.C. Liberal Party and the opposition NDP had spoken out in favour of eliminating the federal prohibition, government responded to the news that Parliament had passed Bill C-311 with regulations limiting the quantity of wine a person could bring into the province, and outright forbidding Internet sales and shipping. That has changed with Rich Coleman, minister responsible for liquor, announcing B.C. was opening its borders to tariff-free direct shipping of wines for personal consumption, as long as they were grown and produced in the shipping province. The province can only regulate incoming shipments, so B.C. wineries are still unable to ship to other provinces; while it may have taken a few weeks — really, moving very quickly for government — B.C. has boldly stepped away from the pack. “We encourage other jurisdictions to take immediate steps to reciprocate by opening up their borders and allow all Canadians to order wine over the Internet,” Coleman said. “British Columbia is prepared to take the lead on opening up the Canadian marketplace for our world-renowned B.C. wineries.” We can only hope B.C.’s leadership in this area will encourage other provinces to recognize the realities and opportunities of living in an wired world and begin to lower the barriers on their sides of the border.

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Re: Liberals don’t leave this Stone unturned: “Sorry to disappoint you, Todd Stone, but B.C. Conservatives are not interested in the B.C. Liberals. “They have not earned our vote and, in fact, have driven over 50 per cent of their supporters away. “This will indeed be a two-horse race — but, it will be between B.C. Conservatives and the NDP. “That said, I do congratulate you on stepping up to be a part of the democratic process.” — posted by Al Forseth

Re: A Discovery from Down Under: “Read and share my niece’s experience and visit worldriderz.com online. “Thank you!” — posted by Debbie Roberts Janveau

Re: Letter: City of Kamloops needs to revisit its ethical standards: “You can have my bag of Miracle-Gro when you pry it out of my cold, green thumb!” — posted by Ron Watt

Good candidate, wrong party

An abused child will grow up to become an abuser TODD STONE: Seeking B.C. Liberal nod in Kamloops-South Thompson.

Editor: Re: (‘Candidate confident Libs won’t be Stone cold,’ July 12): Newcomer Todd Stone has an impressive resume, so I can understand why disheartened B.C. Liberal MLAs are happy to see him jump aboard as they desert the ship. The problem is he is not a good fit for the discredited B.C. Liberal Party. Concerning the proposed Ajax mine, Stone would like to “. . . get the facts . . . report back and make an informed decision . . .” This is an admirable plan, but I can foresee it being easily sidetracked by a party that has a history of not communicating with the voters. Instead, our government makes decisions in the interests of corporations in the hope any jobs created will result in the trickle-down effect, giving workers a piece of the pie. Unfortunately, this plan has not worked in North America for a very long time; rather, we see a growing gap between the rich and the people making them so. Stone should understand the B.C. Liberals are 100 per cent behind any endeavour that will increase the tax base after having cut corporate taxes by an additional two per cent to only 10 per cent this past year. They just have to find a way to sell it to the citizens or, failing that, they must appear as environmentally responsible as possible — even at the last minute, when all of the evidence is in and the decision becomes a no-brainer. Stone is mistaken, however, if he believes the NDP is anti-industry. It is not. The NDP is pro-industry, but is not as quick to damage the environment to make a buck as the so-called “free-enterprise” parties. Stone is a good candidate, but he will not be running for the right party. P. Nelson Kamloops

Editor: Re: (‘Court to decide whether this spanking was a criminal act,’ July 12): I am angry, angry because our species just doesn’t get it that abuse is abuse. We just don’t get it that children have rights and spanking a three-yearold is absolute crazy. I can still hear her screams as I write. I can still see her struggling to get a breath as the terror envelopes her. The child has no defence and certainly little understanding when extreme force is used to set “educational” boundaries. Leaving welts on a child that last for a week is criminal. Justifying the act of abuse and not taking any responsibility is criminal. Not being able to express compassion and empathy for a child embarking on a life filled with lots of expression and personality development is criminal. Such acts of abuse need to have a punishment set for the adult offender that sends a clear message. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code. Instead, it offered advice on parenting children. What it said was parents may spank within “reasonable limits” and take “corrective force” against children between the ages of two and 12. Study after study show abused children abuse. Think what it must be like for a child to receive punishment from an adult who towers above them. The child loses their voice to express feelings and emotions. The child buries those inside as trauma. The child learns no expression of self is what love must represent.

Leaving welts and handprints on a precious child is not “reasonable”; it is abusive and criminal. The court said it was unacceptable to hit a child with an object, like a belt or paddle. Blows and slaps to the child’s head would also be unacceptable. Is not the human hand striking a child with adult muscle and angered force behind it also an object? There are many, many other ways to conduct communication and consequences with our children. Education and materials are available. The smart, conscientious parent takes the time to grow and change. I hope the courts address this assault. The offender needs education if it is practical. For a time, he needs to have supervision. There may be cultural interferences to consider as well. We need to do everything we can to protect this child from further abuse. I solicit all of us to stand up for the end of abuse. We need to stop abusing our children, our wives, our husbands, our employees, our friends and our animals. Also, cloaking women in a burqas, restricting and cocooning them away from the full breath of light and life, simply isn’t justified in this free country. At times, our cultural control of women is also abusive. Think before you act. Put yourself in the position of the person receiving the action. We all deserve the opportunity to express our voice and develop our sense of self without having someone restrict our essence. Dennis Paget Kamloops

Mayor Peter Milobar should have said something Editor: Re: (‘Mayor taking heat from nurses’ union for comments he did not make,’ July 11): Your headline has nailed the issue at the heart of this debate. Mayor Peter Milobar was quoted in the Kamloops Daily News on July 9 as follows: “If you look at RIH, the No. 1 complaint is parking.” That article also cited Milobar saying improvements to Royal Inland Hospital

didn’t factor into last year’s civic election and that “there’s been very little from the public as far as rallying around that every time I mention it.” In the KTW article of July 11, Milobar is quoted as saying: “Nowhere in the article did I say anything about overcrowding in the hallways.” That is the point entirely. Despite many media stories that reflect the daily struggles of nurses who are trying to provide safe care for their patients

every day at RIH, often with too few staff and in hallways or other inappropriate spaces, the mayor said nothing. I would invite the mayor to come and speak directly with me and other nurses at RIH so, in the future, he can speak out effectively for safer patient care, as well as for parking needs at the facility. Christine Sorensen BC Nurses’ Union regional chair Kamloops

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Raising pay issue — again By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Kamloops-Thompson school district trustees aren’t getting a raise — not yet, anyway. At the board of education’s regular meeting of July 9, trustees voted to table a motion proposing 8.6 per cent pay hikes for trustees. But, the issue — which also proposed raises of 7.7 per cent for vice-chair and 7.6 per cent for chair — is not over yet. Board chairwoman Denise Harper said she plans to add the motion to the agenda of a trustee workshop later this summer, but not because she’s looking for a raise.

Harper is worried stagnant salaries could create problems for the school district in the future — if other districts keep increasing their trustee remuneration. And, she’s not alone. Trustee Gerald Watson also expressed his concern with leaving trustee compensation as is. The Kamloops-Thompson school district has a policy on the books requiring an annual review — at the end of each school year — of pay rates for trustees in 10 comparable districts. From those numbers, the policy dictates, trustees should find the middle ground and adjust salaries as necessary.

Last year, because of ongoing education-sector labour issues and a lagging economy, the district broke from policy and chose not to increase salaries. This year, Watson said, it appears the same thing is going to happen again. “I’m comfortable with the pay rate I have right now,” he told KTW. “But, I’m uncomfortable just leaving it. “From a policy perspective, I don’t think it’s a great idea.” Watson said future boards could be left in the lurch. “The policy was set up in order to keep us out of the position of being out of step with the other school districts,” he said.

Local trustees sit mid-pack in remuneration By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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As it stands, Kamloops-Thompson school district trustees are in the middle of the pack among comparable B.C. boards when it comes to pay — fifth out of the 10 districts with enrolment numbers between 10,000 and 20,000. The Abbotsford school district tops the list, current as of July 1, 2012, paying its trustees $21,000 — still more than the proposed $20,027 proposed for KamloopsThompson trustees. (Abbotsford’s board chair is paid $26,000, while its vice-chair receives $23,500.) Even if the school district adopts the trustee pay hikes, the board would only move up one spot in the rankings of compa-

rable districts — from fifth to fourth. The Delta school district is second on the list, paying its trustees $20,933 per year, followed by Langley ($20,110) and North Vancouver ($19,776). KamloopsThompson comes in fifth at $18,445. The bottom five are Maple Ridge ($18,207), Chilliwack ($18,000), Greater Victoria ($17,424), Nanaimo-Ladysmith ($15,382) and Prince George ($14,000). The KamloopsThompson school district is sixth among the 10 comparable districts in full-time equivalent student enrollment, at 14,631. On a per-student basis, SD73 is tied for fourth of the 10 districts when it comes to trustee pay, with each

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Acacia Schmietenknop (centre) was Miss Kamloops in 2008-2009. Next month, she is seeking a provincial crown. KTW file photo

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The B.C. Ambassador Program will have three new representatives come August — and local candidate Acacia Schmietenknop wants to make sure the Tournament Capital makes the grade. Schmietenknop, 20, was Miss Kamloops in 2008-2009 and wants to build on her experience, represent the River City and serve as a role model for youth at a provincial level through this program. She said a big part of being selected includes going to community events — both locally and provincially — to promote one’s community and the province. Schmietenknop said she enjoyed her time as Miss Kamloops and feels she has matured a lot since then. Win or lose, she

said the opportunity to gain more experience as an ambassador and represent Kamloops is one she won’t pass up. “Just the opportunity to represent Kamloops again is really important to me because I love Kamloops,” Schmietenknop said. The B.C. Ambassador Program is open to those who have previously been an ambassador or held a title of royalty and are between the ages of 17 and 23. The program aims to help promote youth and foster leadership skills through its mandate of education,

motivation and selfesteem. Schmietenknop is entering her third year of business administration at Thompson Rivers University. She hopes to one day start her own business and become an entrepreneur. The ambassador programs teach people how to be independent and network themselves, Schmietenknop said, noting the skills she has learned will be beneficial to her and her career goals. They also help to build on strengths and improve on weaknesses, she said. “It’s so much about

personal development and really nurturing young leaders,” Schmietenknop said, noting she used much of what she learned as Miss Kamloops when she ran for a school-trustee seat in the November 2011 municipal election., Without being involved in that program, Schmietenknop said she would never have sought public office. The B.C. Ambassador Program pageant takes place on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 in Merritt. Candidates will be judged on their knowledge of B.C., on their public speaking, on their presentation skills, on a talent and on a personal interview with judges.

Introducing Kamloops’ new royalty . . . Kamloops has a new trio of royalty as the 2012 Miss Kamloops and princesses have been crowned. On the weekend, Alyssa Redmile was crowned Miss Kamloops, while Mikayla Russell and Kennedie Maidment were crowned princesses. Program vicepresident Acacia Schmientenknop said the three girls put in a lot of hard work during their candidacies and have

certainly raised the bar for the program. “These three girls, their dedication to the program throughout their candidacy was amazing, so I feel like they’re going to bring that dedication into their reign,” Schmietenknop said. The newly crowned Miss Kamloops said the feeling of being selected is one that’s almost indescribable. “There was such a great group of candidates,” Redmile said. “All the girls were

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Police seek Savona thieves Kamloops Rural RCMP are investigating the break enter and theft from a travel trailer parked in the 6200-block of Savona Access Road in Savona. The burglary occurred between 5 p.m. on July 13 and 8 a.m. on July 14.. Stolen in the heist were two life-jackets, two oars, a 26-ounce bottle of Teacher’s whiskey, between $600 to $1,000 in loose change, some beer and two firearms — a .308 bolt-action Harrington and Richardson and 30-30 lever-action Winchester rifle. Anybody with information on who may be behind the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). City of Kamloops

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The trio of men arrested in downtown Kamloops this month was cruising the Interior with 45 fraudulent credit cards and a list of B.C. electronics stores, a judge heard during a July 13 court appearance. Sergey Kaspirovych, 23, Artyum Pasternak, 24, and 29-year-old Dennis Ranuk are each charged with counts of fraud over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, identity theft, obstructing a peace officer and dealing with an identity document without excuse. Kamloops Mounties referred to them as “Russians: following their arrest, but two of the men — Kaspirovych and Ranuk — are actually Ukrainian. Pasternak is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. They appeared in Kamloops provincial court for a bail hearing, during which time the Crown outlined its case. The men were arrested on Thursday, July 5, after staff at

the Lansdowne Village London Drugs called Mounties to report suspicious activity. Crown prosecutor Chris Balison said London Drugs’ regional security team flagged the men after two incidents at other stores earlier in the day — one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. When officers entered the downtown Kamloops store, court heard, Pasternak took off on foot inside the store. He was eventually subdued by police. Kaspirovych was also inside the store, Balison said, and he took off running outside. He is alleged to have dropped a handful of phoney credit cards down a sewer grate as he fled. He was arrested moments later. Mounties found Ranuk in the parking lot, court heard — along with a grocery bag full of credit cards, that list of B.C. electronics stores and a stolen laptop and camera. “Inside the vehicle, there were some 45 credit cards — Visa, MasterCard and American Express — in

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names other than the accused,” Balison said. “These three individuals seem fairly organized in how they were going about this. “It appears they were going from town to town in what I’ll call a criminal enterprise, buying high-end electronics for their own personal gain.” Court heard a search of the car, registered in Ranuk’s name, linked the men to a similar fraud at a Vision’s Electronics store in Kelowna. Balison asked Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame to detain the trio, given the fact none of them live in B.C. Each of the men has been in Canada for a number of years, court heard. Kaspirovych, who lives in Quebec, even became a Canadian citizen in 2004. Ranuk is a landed immigrant, and told court he is going into his second year in the University of Calgary’s engineering faculty. Pasternak, meanwhile, was ordered

deported in 2008 due to “criminality,” court heard. Balison said that deportation was stayed for a five-year period to give the Montreal resident a chance to “rehabilitate.” He has a criminal record dating back to 2005, including convictions for robbery and assault causing bodily harm. Frame agreed to release Ranuk and Kaspirovych on $2,000 cash bail, but ordered Pasternak be detained. Defence lawyer Sheldon Tate told court it will likely take days for Ranuk and Kaspirovych to come up with the cash to secure their release. They will be bound by conditions barring them from possessing any credit cards in names other than their own and forbidden from entering any London Drugs or Vision’s Electronics stores in B.C., in addition to a strict curfew. All three are due back in court on Aug. 7, at which time it’s expected they will enter pleas.

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For her first professional gig directing a play, Melissa Thomas has some unique challenges. She has to make a giant peach roll. She needs to make sure the ants get squished and the earthworm’s tail moves. She’s got to stage an underwater scene and have seagulls flying by. All this in Prince Charles Park. “Things are coming together,” the longtime member of Project X Theatre of rehearsals for James and the Giant Peach, one of two plays being performed this year during X Fest. The other is Romeo and Juliet. “It’s been interesting,” Thomas said of coming up with creative ways of ensuring some of the more fanciful scenes occur without destroying the illusion of theatre for the audience — but she’s confident the magic will be there when the play opens o Wednesday, July 18. The two plays alternate nights to Saturday, Aug. 11. There’s also a matinee performance of James at 1 p.m. that day. The production reflects Project X’s decision to offer family theatre at its annual event, in addition to the traditional Shakespeare. XSee CREATING A19

Curtis Tweedie, as James, contemplates the behaviour of Aunt Sponge (Natscha Girgis) during rehearsal for James and the Giant Peach, one of two plays at X Fest this year. The annual festival starts Wednesday, July 18. Dave Eagles/KTW

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And, it’s worked, said costume designer Marian Truscott. Last year, Munsch Ado About Nothing, based on the stories of Robert Munsch, saw a younger demographic heading to the park at the corner of Columbia Street and 11th Avenue. Adding the Roald Dahl classic this year will likely see more young teens coming out, Truscott said — but their parents, who have likely read the book, will want to be there, too. Thomas praised

set designer Mark Anderson for coming up with innovative ways to ensure the more difficult scenes happen. “He sees me coming and he just gets this look on his face,� she said, “but he makes it happen.� One of Anderson’s innovations this year is building part of the set to revolve. Thomas said the costumes alone are worth the price of admission to James. It’s kept her busy, Truscott said, creating costumes for a grasshopper, a spider, a centipede, a ladybug,

an earthworm, as well as James, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. Some puppetry is involved as well — after all, the centipede has 38 legs and most of them have to move independently. And, those seagulls are going to need a bit of help, too. The same set of actors performs both plays — which sees Curtis Tweedie going from young James to the evil Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. “One night, I’m an innocent young boy with high hopes and dreams and a huge

Benjamin Wardle and Sarina Sorensen are the star-crossed lovers in the X Fest production of Romeo and Juliet. It opens on Thursday, July 19, at Prince Charles Park. Dave Eagles/KTW

imagination,� Tweedie said “and then, I’m this knife-wielding guy.� This is Tweedie’s first time with X Fest — he discovered producer Derek Rein was in Vancouver doing auditions and headed over. He’s never acted outdoors in a setting like the tents and bleachers at the park, “but I love it. It’s back to the roots of theatre, like the Globe.� The Globe Theatre was home to many of Shakespeare’s plays and was also an openair, amphitheatre-style venue. The repertory theatre has grown since its beginnings nine years ago, Truscott said, but this year is unique because it’s “the first time Project X has done two really big shows.� It’s a natural growth, Rein said, just as expanding the target market to include families simply made sense. In addition to increasing the demographics, it helps expose young people to theatre, something Rein believes is a key goal for Project X. Tweedie is excited to see his first open-air audience when James kicks off the festival. “You know, with video games and cellphones and all that stuff, it’s good to get out and have our imaginations challenged once in a while,� he said. “And, this play hugely lends itself to the imagine of the audience.� X Fest runs to Aug. 11. There are no Sunday shows. The curtain — if it existed — would rise at

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Dog whisperer Kamloops-bound Dog trainer Cesar Millan has added Kamloops to his 2012 Canadian tour, heading for Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Nov. 9. The star of the TV series Dog Whisperer will present a new seminar, Trust Your Instincts, which he says will help dog owners develop happier, healthier relationships with their canines. For ticket information, go online to cesarmillanlive.com.

New York, New York Ray and Lynda Austin are New York Citybound after winning a contest that also benefitted Western Canada Theatre. Through a partnership between Kamloops Airport and Thomas Cook Travelwise, the Make the Connection to the Community contest raised $3,000 for the theatre. The Austins’ prize includes the trip, four nights’ accommodation and tickets to see Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway. Contestants simply had to make a donation to the theatre to have their name entered into the draw.

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Throw a leg over and you slide into a seat that is low (705 millimetres) and wide. The seat itself is easy to take over the long haul, but I’m not sure I can say the same about the riding posture. With feet forward and arms stretched straight out, it feels more like the position for giving birth, which I hear can also be somewhat of an uncomfortable experience. Seating is OK on smoother stretches but, over frost heaves and railroad crossings, your spine becomes part of the suspension. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Slip the key into the traditional enginemounted ignition, thumb the starter and the motor explodes into life. Huge 112-millimetre forged aluminumalloy pistons, two of the largest engine pistons

being used in any production passenger car or motorcycle, start banging up and down with glee. At idle, the mechanical, almost locomotivelike “chuff-a-chuff” comes up and into your helmet. But, if the thought of one-litre paint cansized pistons exploding under your nether parts gives you pause, all is soon forgotten when you twist the throttle and ride. Motorcycle companies don’t tend to hand out power stats but other sources have quoted 127 horsepower and torque ratings that vary from 90 to 110 pound-feet. I might have been a little tentative remembering my earlier experience but fear evaporates with familiarity. Suzuki spent a lot of time and effort opti-

mizing power and sound with the digitally controlled SET (Suzuki exhaust tuning) system that blasts a bellow through a two-intoone-into-two stainless-steel chromed pipes, occasionally setting off a chorus of car alarms. Stomping the lever into first thunks the bike forward with impatience. Accelerate away and it pulls easily up to 80 k/ph before redlining at 7,500 r.p.m. Second gear blips to highway speed and beyond before you work into the higher cogs. When you’re working through the gears, the sound out of the back rips, snorts and occasionally burbles like it’s submerged under water. In fifth gear, the engine settles into easy cruising mode at around 3,000 r.p.m. XSee M109R A23


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Pruney fingers and bloodshot eyes are symptoms of success for the Kamloops Classic Swimming club. Three years ago, head coach Brad Dalke and the Classics decided to demand more from themselves — and it’s paying off. “It didn’t really ever have anything to do with being more competitive or winning more,” Dalke said of the programming changes, which increased the number of hours the Classics spent in the water. “It was all about having a lifestyle that’s conducive to being an athlete.” As it turns out, the Classics — by design or not — are reaching new heights and they have the numbers to prove it. Eighteen Kamloops swimmers — the most in club history — qualified for the Canadian Age Group Championships (for boys 18 and under and girls 17 and under), which run from from July 25 to July 30 in Calgary. In comparison, Dalke expects Nanaimo — a city with a population and swim-club size similar to Kamloops — to send “six or seven kids” to age-group nationals. “When you look at our numbers, we’re

Ethan Phillips is one of nine Kamloops Classic swimmers heading to the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey later this month.

starting to get into the same area as a lot of the Lower Mainland clubs and Calgary and Edmonton clubs.” The Classics will send nine swimmers to the B.C. Summer Games, July 19 to July 22 in Surrey, and one member to senior national championships (open age category), July 19 to July 22 in Edmonton. Perhaps there is no one more qualified to speak about the advancement of the club than 16-yearold Shaina Kloska, a Classic since she was seven. “We started training more and we started doing more things out of the water,” said Kloska, who hopes to qualify for senior nationals next year. “It really encouraged kids because they started getting faster

Schmidt contends at Canada Cup Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre athlete Emily Schmidt competed at the Canada Cup from Thursday, July 12, to Sunday, July 15, at the Langley Events Centre.

She placed seventh on the trampoline and fourth on the doublemini in the Novice division, comprised of 11to 14-year-old girls. It was Schmidt’s first national-level event.

because they were stronger.” Dalke began enforcing a minimum 75 per cent attendance rate and started incorporating dryland workouts — with strength and conditioning coach David Stride — into the training regime. Most of the Classics easily eclipse the 75 per

cent mark and attend more than 90 per cent of practices. “For example, our 14-year-olds are training 13 to 15 hours in the water per week and another couple hours of dryland,” Dalke said. “We’re in the middle of summer holidays and I’ve got 25 kids training with me.

That’s exceptional.” The Classics will get some time off in August, but are encouraged to continue training in the off-season. “The commitment level of the kids has increased significantly,” Dalke said. “I think the fruits of our labour are finally starting to pan out.”

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A pair of riders approaches Mt. Robson, one of many beautiful but treacherous obstacles that face Rocky Mountain 1200 participants. Stephen Hinde photo

A long and rocky Randonneurs’ ride By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

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Ultra-distance cyclists from across the globe will use the Kamloops Curling Club as a starting and finishing point for the Rocky Mountain 1,200 Kilometre. The B.C. Randonneurs Cycling Club-hosted race gets underway in the Tournament Capital at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, for those who choose to ride the distance in 90 hours or less. Cyclists who opt to complete the race in 84 hours or less leave the

River City at 4 a.m. on Monday, July 23. “The inspiring thing about Randonneur events is there are riders of all ages,” said Shawn Wenger, a first-time Rocky Mountain 1,200 rider. “Many of the veterans have done these distances multiple times and are a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.” Riders from across the globe — including Germany, Japan, Austria, Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. and Canada — will pedal to Jasper

and down the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise before returning west to Golden, Revelstoke, Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Westwold and back to Kamloops. The race — which happens once every four years — will be complete by 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. Riders are exposed to some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife in Western Canada, according to a Rocky Mountain press release. “Just qualifying has been a challenge for me,” said Wenger, who completed 200-, 300-, 400- and 600-kilometre treks en route

to qualification. “Now, the 1,200 is going to require completely different strategy, planning, sleep and nutrition over three-plus days of riding. I am equal parts excited and terrified.” Registration for the event is closed, with 115 riders set to compete, but race organizer Ali Holt said emailed entry requests will

be considered. Email Holt at aliholt@telus.net to inquire about registration. Richard Blair, Ian Fillinger and Bud MacRae, along with Chris Wenger, Shawn’s husband, are the participating Kamloops riders. Bob Goodison from Sorrento and Randy Benz from Vernon are also riding.

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Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops placed third in shot put at the Aviva London Grand Prix, a Diamond League event held in England on Saturday, July 14. He threw 20.46 metres. Reese Hoffa of the U.S. won with a 21.34metre toss, while Tomasz Majewski of Poland won silver, throwing 21.28 metres. After five of seven Diamond League events, Armstrong holds second spot in the overall standings with 10 points. Hoffa leads with 12 points.

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silver in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 3,000metre and Daniel Elke placed second in the 18and 19-year-old men’s 110-metre hurdles. Madison Allen won bronze in the 15-year-old girls’ discus and Breanna Derker placed third in the 18- and 19-year-old women’s hammer throw. Cassia Joseph placed seventh in the 14-yearold girls’ high jump; Riley Kouwenhoven was eighth in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ 3,000 metre and 25th in the 1,500 metre; and Kirra Racine finished 12th in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre and 14th in the 800 metre. Elke was seventh in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s 100-metre and Fitzgerald was ninth in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre.

Provincial success The Kamloops Track and Field Club’s athletes brought home 11 medals from the B.C. Track and Field Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday, July 15, in Coquitlam. Winning gold medals at the meet were Spencer Allen, in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s pole vault, Braden Derker, in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ high jump and pole vault, Ryan Jensen, in the 20- to 29-year-old men’s hammer throw, Kala Stone, in the 16and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre, Alex Smith, in the 14- and 15-yearold girls’ pole vault, and Kendall Fitzgerald, in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre. Stone also won a

World Junior Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Keenan threw 66.56 metres in a qualifying round on Friday, July 13, good enough for 15th place in Group B. The top-six throwers from groups A and B advanced to the final. Ashraf Amgad Elseify of Qatar earned a landslide victory in the final on Saturday, July 14. He set a new junior world record with an 85.57-metre throw. The second-place finisher was Bence Pasztor of Hungary. He threw 76.74 metres.

Kilt-wearing Kamloops resident Robin Wright gives his all in shot-put action at the Kamloops Highland Games, held on a sunny Saturday, July 14, at Albert McGowan Park. Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com for more photos. Allen Douglas/KTW

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RiverDogs take it to SOMBA Tigers — again The Kamloops RiverDogs have fed on the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association (SOMBA) Tigers of late. Kamloops rattled off two wins — 10-3 and 14-3 — over SOMBA

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Studs win KIBT again The Seattle Studs clinched their third straight Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship with an 8-6 victory over the Everett Merchants in front of about 350 fans at Norbrock Stadium on Sunday, July 15. The Studs have won the title seven times in the past 11 years. The Kamloops Sundevils won bronze, blanking the Thurston

County Senators 1-0 in the third-place deciding tilt on Sunday. Wataru Asaoka of Kamloops was named the tournament’s top pitcher, while Sundevils’ infielder Dillon Morgan was named top hitter. Kamloops posted a 2-1 record in roundrobin play, beating the Northwest Honkers 5-0 and the Red Deer Riggers 6-0, while losing 5-4 to Everett.

Everett Merchants’ catcher Sean Yannus puts the tag on Seattle Studs’ second baseman Brian Corlass in the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament final on Sunday, July 15. George Wycherley/KTW

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The Vernon Tigers overcame adversity and, with a lot of help from Ryan Landels, beat the Kamloops Venom 16-13 in Game 1 of the best-offive Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final on Sunday, July 15, at Memorial Arena. Down 12-11 with no time on the clock, the Venom were awarded a controversial penalty shot, which Quinn Smith converted to tie the contest, sending it to overtime. In overtime, Landels — who finished the game with 12 points — scored his sixth and seventh goals for the visitors en route to victory. Game 2 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in Vernon at the Wesbild Centre. The series third game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at Memorial.

White fifth at Cruisin’The Dub Jason White of Sun Peaks placed fifth at the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300, a Nascar Canadian Tire Series race held on Saturday, July 14, at the Motoplex Speedway in Vernon. The fifth-place finish was a career-best for White. D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas, Ont., won the race, passing defending race champion Scott Steckly on

lap 249. The win was Kennington’s third consecutive this season. Steckly, from Milverton, Ont., placed third and Jason Hathaway of Dutton, Ont., was second. TSN will air the race at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, and RDS2 will show it at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. The next race on the series is the Edmonton 100 on Sunday, July 22.

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KENT SCOTT 1941-2012

On Tuesday July 10, 2012, Kent Scott passed away peacefully at the age of 71 with his family at his bedside, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, devra, his daughters Shae and Jaimie-K (Trevor), sons Dennis, Zachary (Jacquie), Hayden (Gaylene), grandchildren Abigail, Sydney, Sarah and Ethan, and mother Dorothy. Kent was a very hardworking, dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend. Family was always important to Kent, as were his gardening and beloved cat, Bandit. Kent had a remarkable 71 year journey and during his lifetime he touched many people along his path. We will forever miss our angel, Kent. We all feel so blessed to have embraced his love and had him in our lives. “ Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” A celebration of Kent’s life will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 2:00 pm at the Moose Lodge located at Suite 1 Fl - 730 Cottonwood Ave., Kamloops, B.C. Family and friends are most welcome. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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On July 13, 2012, Eleanor Giddens (nee Bordignon) passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge with her family by her side. Eleanor was born on June 20, 1921 in Kamloops. She was predeceased by her loving husband Dennis in February 2006, her parents, Amalia and Antonio Bordignon, brother Vincent and sisters Elsie, Emma and Evelyn.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Vincenza Grande.

Eleanor is survived by her beloved children and grandchildren: Rod (Marlene), Jeff (Dana) and Julie (Joe); Brian (Mindie), Jami, Natasha, Josh (Rayel) and greatgrandson Benjamin; Susan (Don) van der Horst, Matthew (Lori) and David; John (Candice) Kiel, Travis (Ali) and Justin; David (Linda), Lee and Andrew. Eleanor also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and friends. In Eleanor’s younger years she worked at the Bordignon family grocery store on Lorne Street. She was also very active in her church and as a volunteer in her community, including Past President of the Catholic Women’s League. Her most important devotion was to her family. She especially enjoyed the summers spent with her children at the family cabin at Shuswap Lake. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Ponderosa and Ridgeview Lodges and Dr. Mike Wilson.

She was born December 17, 1930 in Casteselano, Italy and went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2012. She was a resident of Kamloops since 1960 and her passion was family. Vincenza loved to cook, from home-made bread to the best tomato sauce and would spend her spare time doing beautiful needle work. She is predeceased by her loving husband Vincenzo Grande, whom she missed dearly. Survived by her children Luigi (Sherry), Tommaso (Corrie), Serafina and her grandchildren Brendon, Katelyn, Madison and Marissa. Her caring and loving brother Antonio Spina and his children Domenica and Tomasso. A special thanks to all of the staff at the Hamlets who loved and cared for her. May she and Vincenzo be blessed with eternal love and peace. They will remain forever in our hearts.

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Prayers will be recited on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Mausoleum.

Should friends desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, Box 277, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5K6, would be appreciated in her memory.

Should friends desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Box 277, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6 would be appreciated in memory of Vincenza.

Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374 -1454

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454.

Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Thurday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m.

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I found a penny today, Just laying on the ground But it’s not just a penny, This little coin I’ve found. “Found” pennies come from heaven, That’s what my Grandpa told me He said angels toss them down; Oh, how I loved that story. He said when an angel misses you, They toss a penny down Sometimes just to cheer you up, Make a smile out of your frown So don’t pass by that penny, When you’re feeling blue It may be a penny from heaven That an angel tossed to you..

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He laughed and played with rainbows, So happy all day through, He loved to kiss the flowers As their petals shone with dew.

His spirit crushed, he felt defeated, And lonely tears would start. Not understanding how to love, It simply broke his heart.

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A32 â?– TUESDAY, July 17, 2012 Employment Education/Trade Schools FOODSAFE COURSE by certiďŹ ed Instructor Saturday July 21 8:30am-4:00pm $60 Preregister by phoning 250-554-9762

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. July 28th & 29th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday July 21st. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! IHEschool.com 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Esthetician VERY busy downtown business is looking for one parttime esthetician with strong makeup skills. Email resumes to cas@beautycode.ca or drop resume off in person at 222 Victoria St.

Haircare Professionals GLASS Hair Salon is seeking a Hairstylist for new growing salon. Great commission, and incentives. New Dallas Strip Mall ph 778-469-5099

Help Wanted NOW HIRING PART-TIME CASHIER

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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information.

Salmon Arm Ready Mix Ltd has an opening for full time HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC. Operation includes repair and maintenance of mixer and dump truck eet, plus various aggregate mining equipment. Person must be able to work unsupervised and maintain schedules. Competitive wage and health beneďŹ t package offered. Resumes can be faxed to 250-832-7176, or dropped off at our main ofďŹ ce at 2851 13 Ave SW Salmon Arm, BC. Att. Murray

I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 LANDS & RESOURCES COORDINATOR: F/T position with Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy. Senior position. Email for job description: casey.larochelle@kwakiutl.bc. ca or call 250-949-6012 Deadline 07/27/12 LOOKING FOR Sales Representatives - Canadian Taxpayers Federation is expanding our Sales Division in your area. For more information visit: www.taxpayer.com Call 1800-667-7933 Ext 111 or email: national.manager@ taxpayer.com

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Employment

Education/Trade Schools

SUMMER GRANT GIVEAWAY! Start any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between July 1, 2012 - Aug. 20, 2012 and earn up to $1,000* towards tuition. *conditions apply

Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Educators develop daily activities for children. They lead children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials & taking the children to local points of interest. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career Àeld.

Help Wanted

WHERE DO YOU TURN

when your pet is lost?

Help Wanted

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops is looking for great people to join our team. We offer exible hours, competitive wages, and career training in an enjoyable work environment. Hotel experience is preferred but not necessary as we hire for attitude and train for skill. Available positions include: • Front Desk • Housekeeping

Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

• Breakfast Host • Laundry Attendant

Apply in person at 1245 Rogers Way, fax to 250-571-7896 or email to patrick.odonovan@hilton.com The Hampton Inn is a member of the PHI Hotel Group. Positions are also available in Vernon, Osoyoos & Edmonton. Interested individuals can apply as above.

Outlook Peace Arch News Richmond Review South Delta Leader Surrey/North Delta Leader Tri-City News WestEnder 100 Mile House Free Press Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Barriere North Thompson Star Journal Burns Lake District News Castlegar News Clearwater North Thompson Times Cranbrook Kootenay AdvertiserFort St. James Caledonia Courier Golden Star Houston Today Invermere Valley Echo Kamloops This Week Kelowna Capital News Kitimat Northern Sentinel Kitimat/Terrace Weekend Advertiser Merritt Herald Merritt Valley Express Nakusp Arrow Lakes News Penticton Western News Prince George Free Press Princeton Similkameen Spotlight Quesnel Cariboo Observer Quesnel Weekender Revelstoke Times Review Salmon Arm Observer Shuswap Market News Sicamous Eagle Valley News Smithers Interior News Summerland Review Summerland Bulletin SunTerrace Standard Vanderhoof Omenica Express BugleStuart/Nechako AdvertiserVernon Morning Star Williams Lake Tribune Williams Lake Weekender Total BC Interior North Island Weekender North Island Gazette Campbell River Mirror Comox Valley Record Parksville Qualicum News Nanaimo News Bulletin Ladysmith Chronicle Lake C o w i c h a n G a z e t t e Cowichan News Leader Cowichan Pictorial Gulf Islands Driftwood Peninsula News Review Saanich News Oak Bay News Victoria News Esquimalt News Goldstream N e w s Gazette Sooke N e w s Mirror Monday Magazine Abbotsford News AgassizHarrison Observer Aldergrove Star Bowen Island Undercurrent Burnaby/New Westminster News Leader Chilliwack Progress Hope Standard Langley Times Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows News Mission City Record North Shore Outlook Peace Arch News Richmond Review South Delta Leader Surrey/North Delta Leader Tri-City News WestEnder 100 Mile House Free Press Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Barriere North Thompson Star Journal Burns Lake District News Castlegar News Clearwater North Thompson Times Cranbrook Kootenay AdvertiserFort St. James Caledonia Courier Golden Star Houston Today Invermere Valley Echo Kamloops This Week Kelowna Capital News Kitimat Northern Sentinel Kitimat/Terrace Weekend Advertiser Merritt Herald Merritt Valley Express Nakusp Arrow Lakes News Penticton Western News Prince George Free Press Princeton Similkameen Spotlight Quesnel Cariboo Observer Quesnel Weekender Revelstoke Times Review Salmon Arm Observer Shuswap Market News Sicamous Eagle Valley News Smithers Interior News Summerland Review Summerland Bulletin - SunTerrace Standard Vanderhoof Omenica Express BugleStuart/Nechako AdvertiserVernon Morning Star Williams Lake Tribune Williams Lake Weekender Total BC Interior North Island Weekender North Island Gazette Campbell River Mirror Comox Valley Record Parksville Qualicum News Nanaimo News Bulletin Ladysmith Chronicle Lake Cowichan Gazette Cowichan News Leader Cowichan Pictorial Gulf Islands Driftwood Peninsula News Review Saanich News Oak Bay News Victoria News Esquimalt News Goldstream News Gazette Sooke News Mirror Monday Magazine Abbotsford News AgassizHarrison Observer Aldergrove Star Bowen Island Undercurrent Burnaby/New Westminster News Leader Chilliwack Progress Hope Standard Langley Times Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News Mission City Record North Shore Outlook Peace Arch

Think big.

Big deals across BC

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Shoppers Drug Mart, Columbia Place Must have experience. Bring resume in person or fax to

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1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT Alarm Tech required must have experience with security, cameras, and access control wage to be negotiated email sssalarm@telus.net or fax 250-374-4126 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. EAGLEHOMES.CA Rewarding Sales Career Salary, Group BeneďŹ ts Excellent team support mark@eaglehomes.ca Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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TUESDAY, July 17, 2012 ❖ A33

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Professional/ Management

Kamloops This Week has a great opportunity for Youth, Adults and Seniors. Seniors We are looking for carriers and/or back up carriers in your neighbourhood. As Kamloops’ award winning newspaper, we take great pride in employing carriers of all ages. Whether you are looking for some fresh air and exercise or a great first job for your children, delivering Kamloops This Week can be very satisfying! • EARN EXTRA CASH • DELIVER ONLY 2 DAYS A WEEK (TUESDAY & THURSDAY) • PAPER BUNDLES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR • KEEP FIT - A LOCAL WALK (GET PAID TO EXERCISE) • PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE • BE YOUR OWN BOSS - GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE ASK US WHAT ROUTES ARE AVAILABLE NEAR YOU.

For more information please call our Circulation Department 250-374-0462 We’d be happy to get you started!

G4S Secure Solutions, is currently recruiting for a: Service Delivery Manager at the Kamloops Airport. Basic Description: - Reporting to the Regional Manager, will have full responsibility for screening operations. - Actively engaging in managing the screening area and supervising Screening Personnel. - Achieves Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on a daily basis. -Scheduling and completing administrative functions. - Assisting Point Leaders in dealing with complaints, security incidents, etc. To apply for this position or to learn more about G4S, please visit our careers website and click on secure solutions at: http://www.g4scareers.ca/en/

Employment

Services

Trades, Technical

Alternative Health

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster, we have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journeyperson welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com

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

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Financial Services

Consider being an independent carrier for Kamloops This Week You will earn extra dollars twice a week to deliver an award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Call us for more information on how you can become an adult carrier in your area.

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Legal Services

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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

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Work Wanted

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

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS/APPRENTICES Delivering the newspaper is a great form of exercise. What better way to burn calories, enjoy the outdoors, and make a bit of extra cash.

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Trades, Technical Automotive/Light truck Journeyman Mechanic with Diesel experience exhaust/pipe bending knowledge an asset Please reply to: Box 1428 1365B Dalhousie Drive,Kamloops, B.C., V2C-5P6

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Services

WFP is currently seeking Certified Millwrights and Apprentices to join our Alberni Pacific Sawmill Division located in Port Alberni, BC. These are hourly USW union positions with a certified rate of $34.14 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/employees/ Complete job details can be viewed at: http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers/ THE COMPANY: Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results.

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

Cleaning Services Housecleaning. Reliable lady seeking clients. 1x or long term $15/hr 778-470-4997

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

250-377-3457

If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence, citing the Reference Code in your subject line:

Home Improvements

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Application Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Reference Code: Millwright, APD

ALL ABOUT HOMES

As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company. Please visit www.westernforest.com

30 Years in Business Interior and Exterior Renovations and improvements. Basements, Decks, Sidewalks, Drywall, Flooring and more... Stan Turcott 250-682-1033

Landscaping LOOKOUTLANDSCAPING.CA

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Valley Blacktop, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. (ICL Ltd.) group, is seeking a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic for its Revelstoke operations. ICL Ltd. is a leader in the construction industry in British Columbia. Reporting to the Area Manager, you will provide support to complete daily repairs and preventive maintenance and perform related assigned tasks and duties under limited supervision. Travel to operations and project sites will be required upon request.

Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today. www.spca.bc.ca

Duties / Tasks: • Perform equipment repairs and preventive maintenance in a timely manner • Assist in completing all maintenance inspections • Ensure all repairs completed are documented • Record any equipment deÀciencies QualiÀcations/ Experience: • Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic ticket • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Heavy Duty Mechanic • Strong technical knowledge and mechanical aptitude to perform service on various equipment ranging from heavy duty equipment to small engine and parts • Ability to work independently with minimal direction • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask is a must • Team player Salary: $30/hr Start date: As soon as possible. We offer a competitive compensation package with a comprehensive beneÀt plan and a registered pension plan.

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

250-376-2689 YOUR BUSINESS HERE

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

Call 250-371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Misc Services THOMPSON VALLEY DISPOSAL LTD. 12 Yard Mini Bins & 20,30, 40 Yard BIG Bins NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Locally owned & operated

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865 Would you like to swallow 20 pills every day, just to digest your food? If you had cystic fibrosis, you’d have no choice.

Please help us.

Please send your resume in conÀdence stating your position in the subject line to info@valleyblacktop.ca or fax it to (250) 837-9656. 1-800-378-CCFF • www.cysticfibrosis.ca


A34 ❖ TUESDAY, July 17, 2012 Services

Paving/Seal/ Coating

• DRIVEWAY SEALING • ASHPHALT • CONCRETE • CRACK FILLING

250-851-5432 Stucco/Siding

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

$100 & Under

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

6 Kitchen chairs wood $72 for all of them (250) 376-9937 Deep Freezer 44 x 27 inches $75 obo (250) 376-9937

$300 & Under

CASH FOR GUNS

Top Dollar paid for rifles and $hot Guns of all calibers. We will pick Up (250) 371-0860

Queen size bed with pillow top and wooden frame $400 (250) 376-4992

$500 & Under

$529,900

709 ROSEWOOD CRESCENT

Oak oval pedestal table with 4 matching chairs $300 (250) 828-2599

$400 & Under

Real Estate

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10/ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

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

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

Custom home in the Rosewood neighbourhood in Sun Rivers, built for entertaining. Offers a gourmet cooks’ kitchen featuring granite (cafe imperial) island, stainless Kitchen Aid appl, Excel maple cabinetry throughout. Main flr is in a vibrant southwestern design w/bright open spaces & features a DR, cozy LR w/rich engineered HW flrs & gas F/P, office/den area which could also serve as a 2nd bdrm, a luxurious spa-like enste in Mbdrm, handy ldry/mud rm & a powder room. The daylight WO bsmt features huge rec room to accommodate the pool table & media area w/ surround sound, 2 bdrms, 4 pce bath & lots of storage. Plenty of outside areas to relax, gorgeous community water feature.

KEN FEATHERSTONE 250 374.1461

kfeatherstone@kadrea.com

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

1948 John Deer D Painted and restored all documented $5000 (250) 372-8754

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

Furniture Pets & Livestock

Pets 95gal aquarium w/stand complete with everything and accessories +fish$800 376-4992 Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Free 10 wks old s/hrd blk/wht female kitten had shots/worming call (250) 376-2354 Free 1yr/old med/hair cat spayed blk/wht chest spot call gd temperament 250-3762354

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 *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances FREEZER, stand up, Frigidaire, white, 32” X 60”, H.D. commercial freezer, runs great,$300.Call 250-523-9762. HENNY Penny Commercial warming oven Model HMT-3 120/208 volt 12amp 3lrg/3smll bskts $2500obo 250-577-3397

Lots Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

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

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

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

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner $143,200.00 Estate Sale! House on north shore near schools and shopping. Price reflects that property needs work. Nice up and coming area along the river for a rebuild. Contact (250) 682-9566 houseforsale432@gmail.com

Kokanee Court

New Home

Other Areas

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

3 Bdrm 1.5 Bath, full bsmnt in Aberbeen N/P N/S avail imm $1300+util 1-250-459-7729

2bdrm new reno w/d, n/p, adult oriented Avail now $875 util incl (250) 376-4109

3bdrm bright new reno 4appl fenced yrd cls to mall absolutely n/s, n/p 250-554-1952 Downtown or North Shore 3bdrm $1300 or $1500 avail Jul 15 or Aug 1st (250) 3745586

2bdrm, North Shore, newly renovated, util incl, close bus, $1100mo 250-376-4421

Recreation

Batchelor new 1bdrm suite N/P N/S util incld $775/mth avail immed 250-376-6560

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Priv. fully-contained Bachelor in Knuttsford. 10 min from mall $625/mo incl util 372-5365

The Sands Lower Sahali Centrally Located Clean Secure building with resident manager. Bachelor, 1 Bdrm and 2bdrm some with views.

(250)828-1711

Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classified’s Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information

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Cheaper Than Rent!

Cottages / Cabins Lakeview 1bdrm large furnished suite near Clinton $275 250-459-2387 after 5pm Lakeview sm all season cabin for rent furnished $225 near Clinton (250) 459-2387aft 5pm

Duplex / 4 Plex

250-573-2278

New 3bdrm 1/2 duplex NShore cls to sch and bus 5appl n/p,n/s $1300 250-3768465

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek B.C. Lakeside lot, end unit. Plenty of extra space. Steps to beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Newer 2006 1bedroom, 1bath, park model trailer, plus a tastefully decorated guest cabin. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground. $1500/week 250-371-1333

Rooms for Rent Room men only Aug 1st furn, w/d,s/f,tv,sitting rm util incl near Safeway $375 554-1244

2bdrm N Shore daylight, cls sch/bus, n/p, n/s util incl. ref $850 250-819-6158/778-4700057 available immediately

Batch Heights 1bdrm suite. Sep entr. Priv incl utils N/S N/P No parties $650/mo+dd. Refs Avail Now 250-376-4895. Brock 1bdrm util & cable incld N/S N/P close to school & bus avail Jul 15 $750 376-4307 Brock or Downtown 2bdrm or 3bdrm no dogs, $800 or $900 avail immed or Aug 1st (250) 374-5586 Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 372-5270 Dufferin newer 1bdrm for a single ind. n/s, n/p. w/d hookup $750/mo (250) 377-7747

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 Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 579-8193

Suites, Lower 1BDR in new Brock home daylight suite, n/s n/p $600 per mon util. inc (250) 461-9907 1bdrm daylight suite w/d, all util incl sep ent and prk recent reno cls to sch, pool n/p $850 (250) 852-1982 Westyde 2BDR in Brock $775 per mnt incl heat/hydro, prkg & W/D N/S N/D N/P (250) 675-4707 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person pref’d $900 incl util 819-3368

Ground level sep ent 1Bdrm new reno N Kam cls to sch & bus n/s,n/p $650 372-5765 Large Sahali 1bdrm close to TRU, wd, np, ns, util incl $800 Avail immed 250-320-9205 Lovely 2bdrm n/s, n/p, 6 appl, working persons pref’d $975 + 1/2 util (250) 554-1235 Magnificent view, 600 sq ft patio.Sahali 1000sq ft 2 bdrm c/w fp wd, $1500 util incl + sat TV, Wi-Fi, ns, np, partially furnished Refs Avail Aug 1st Phone (250) 319-2422 N/Shore new 2 Bdrm N/S N/P laundry $900 +utils call for avail date 250-320-9205 Valleyview lge living space 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, $1100mo hydro & gas incl 250-372-2380 Westsyde 2Bdrm n/s, n/p shared w/d $800/mth/sing $975/mth/cple 250-579-5984

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

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

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

For Sale By Owner $39.95 Special!

The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run for one week (two editions)in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops every Tuesday & Thursday.

Please call

Call or email us for more info:

NORM WILCOX

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

250-374-7467 classifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com

Houses For Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”

BLUE TARPS

Garden Equipment Murray Riding Lawn Mower 13 1/2 horse pwr 42inch cut $800 (250) 376-4992

Rentals

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Transportation

Transportation

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Suites, Upper

Auto Financing

Cars - Sports & Imports

Recreational/Sale

Boat Accessories

1970’s Scamper Travel Trailer. Perfect starter trailer 14’ to the hitch Fold-down couch, fold-down dinette. New tires, clean little trailer, needs small window replaced. $950.00 OBO. Call Dave 250-320-5900

Boat Rack Full Size Dee Zee ladder rack. Great for fishing boat or trades. $450.00 OBO Call Dave 250-320-5900

Sahali 2rm suite Daylight N/P N/S Cl. to bus and TRU $850/mo util incl. 374-1824.

1992 Lexus ES300 nice present for grad speed luxury for $4000obo 250-374-1599

Transportation

Antiques / Classics

89 Dodge Daytona ES 5spd, 2.5lt, front wheel dr. 15”x6” cast alum wheels stored for 5 yrs, new bat. & muffler TLC needed $1500 250-579-9483 ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

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

2005 25.5ft Coachman Luxury trailer, Northern Spirit Mint Cond, used 2x, slps 6, qu bed, hideaway, many extras $24k new asking $12.5k (250) 5733346 92 Monterey 36’ motor home Gen. TV, VCR, Mic Wav, Hitch Sep Shower, furn, spotless $18,500obo (250) 376-0911

Motorcycles

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1981 Harley Davidson FLH Runs great $9000 obo (250) 376-0911 1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. 3 helmets incl $650obo (250)377-4661 2007 VTX 1300 Honda, mint cond 8000miles, black many acc $8000 obo 250-320-6218

Off Road Vehicles

Scrap Car Removal I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

Sport Utility Vehicle

Recreational/Sale

09 Jeep Patriot North 4x4 std, ac, fully loaded 61,500km drk green $18750 250-672-9623

05 Pontiac Grand Am 4dr auto low km gently driven very gd cond $5900 (250) 376-1939 1985 Mercury Grand MQS exc cond. power everything $1500 obo (250) 554-7985 1985 Trans am 1 owner 34,000 original km’s 305 auto T roof fully loaded good tires $5888.00 (250) 374-7805

Auto Accessories/Parts 1978 MG Motor Clutch Tranny $800 (250) 3764992

Auto Financing

2005 Chrysler 300C Hemi fully loaded auto new tires/snow $14,000 250-372-9405

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1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $6900. obo 250-577-3222 2004 Ford Adventurer 20ft Class C motorhome fully loaded $29,000 250-372-9405 2008 Holiday Rambler 34ft, ClassA, Gas, Loaded with extras. $76,000 (778) 471-4881

1981 Aqua Star 140 evanrude many extras 2 spr props depth finder Low hrs stored under cover for 11yr $4100 372-8754

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KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS

08Ford F150 8’ box 2 wd drive 5 speed manual 56,000 kms 8 tires $10,000 (1-250)800-0498

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2002 Chevy Avalanche Z71 for sale. 190,000kms, V8, Fully loaded, leather seats, PW, PL, PS, A/C, Alloys, Full sized spare tire, keyless entry, security, sun roof, locking storage, back seats fold into cab, removable back window. Comes with tent designed to clip to box. Needs a little TLC but still an awesome truck. $7000 OBO. Call 250-5720869

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4 College Sweethearts Just want to have fun! Downtown in calls or out calls available.

Utility Trailers

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8’ Utility Trailer with boat rack and storage box $150.00 Kamloops Call Dave 250-3205900

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

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS TK’EMLÚPS te SECWÉPEMC (Kamloops Indian Band) Lands, Leasing, & Tax Department Telephone: 250-828-9784 Fax: 250-314-1539 Due Date: August 2, 2012

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99 25’ Mariah big blk, cuddy, shore pwr microwave, on cus trailer $24900 (250) 374-5564

2008 Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV, 1363km & attachments 250-376-8009, 250-852-1751

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Boats

1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $13,000obo 376-4447

Cars - Domestic 01 Chev Impala 3.8lt Series 2 127100km 2 sets of tires $3000obo (250) 376-4077

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2012 Property Tax Notices have been mailed. If you have not received your Tax Notice, contact the Lands, Leasing & Tax Department at the number indicated above. PLEASE NOTE: Summer hours 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, July 3 to August 31, 2012. Payment of property taxes must be received at the Accounts Receivable office, before the close of business on August 2, 2012. Eligible Homeowners - avoid a late penalty on the grant amount by submitting your grant application by the due date of August 2, 2012. Any payments received after the August 2, 2012 due date will be subject to penalty and on September 3rd accrues interest on the unpaid tax amount. The postmark date will not be accepted as date of payment. Contact the Accounts Receivable Office at (250)-828-9700 for payment options. Please make cheques payable and submit to: TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC Accounts Receivable 200-355 Yellowhead Hwy Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

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