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$7.4-million trades, technology centre a go By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
It has taken eight years of discussion between the KamloopsThompson school district and provincial officials, but the trades and technology centre at NorKam secondary finally appears to have been given the green light. “We’re doing it,” KamloopsNorth Thompson Liberal MLA Terry Lake told KTW, announcing $6.3 million in provincial funding to go along with another $1.1 million promised by SD73. “Given the obvious need for increased trades training, combined with the fact we’ve seen our enrolment in Kamloops stabilize, it swung the argument in favour of
investing in NorKam.” The project will see four multiuse program spaces and two new classrooms built in an area on the northeast side of NorKam secondary, near the cafeteria. The existing music room will be replaced and a common area created for students at the trades centre and the secondary school. Program opportunities include instruction of entry-level skills in several industrial areas, including auto-refinishing prep tech, road builder and heavy construction foundation, painter/decorator, plaster/drywall finisher, lather, cement mason, tile setter and roofer. It will also include instruction in mining exploration, development and production, agriculture
and silviculture technology, energy-efficient building technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning, and power-systems engineering. In its capital plan, School District 73 set as goals for the centre: • Providing retraining opportunities for workers displaced from the forestry sector; • Providing expanded opportunities for aboriginal skilled-trades and technology training; • Providing enhanced access to career transitions for students; • Improving retention and completion rates of students; and • Providing employable skill sets for at-risk students. In 2009, the provincial government said it was ready to contribute nearly $3 million to the project
— which initially had a price tag of about $9 million. Art McDonald, SD73’s director of facilities and transportation, said the district was able to get the cost down to $7.4 million. “There’s a few things we did,” he said. “We cut the area back and construction costs have also dropped.” McDonald said it’s still too early to speculate as to when work might begin on the massive project, which will see the northeast side of NorKam’s campus transformed into a state-of-the-art learning centre. “I don’t know,” he said. “There’s an announcement and then there’s the work we have to do with the ministry and all that, so I really don’t know.”
According to McDonald, planning for the centre began in 2004. Lake said the funding is good news for the Tournament Capital as a whole — and especially North Kamloops. “It’s great because this will be a magnet school for kids around the district,” he said, also referencing NorKam’s international baccalaureate program that began there this year. “It’s part of getting the North Shore to develop that sense of confidence and being seen as a desirable place to live and work,” Lake said. “It’s really changing in terms of how people think about it and this is part of that.”
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Not everyone is happy about a plan that would see the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops move out of its current McArthur Island location and relocate to a new spot on the North Shore. Families who use the club’s services are voicing concerns about the move, KTW has learned. The new site — a few kilometres east, in the now-vacant John Tod elementary school building on McGowan Avenue — is farther away from the homes of the bulk of the club’s members, who mostly walk to the centre. Under the new plan, announced in June, the club and the Kamloops YMCA/YWCA would share space in the 33,000-square-foot John Tod building, which the city is leasing from School District 73. The city has suggested it will demolish the club’s McArthur Island home — which needs approximately $1 million in renovations — once the new community centre is up and running. Possible new uses for the site include an outdoor ice rink or an indoor soccer facility. Club board president Stella Black said she is aware families have raised concerns about the move.
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She said there are issues the club still needs to work out to make the new space fit its needs — including how much space will be available in John Tod. “It’s where the kids are walking.” she said. “Are they going to be walking down Fortune Drive, Tranquille Road to get home? It’s lots of things.” Negotiations with the city and the YMCA/YWCA are expected to resume next month, after the club hires a new executive director, and Black said there’s much that still needs to be debated. “As discussions were going on, they kind of got derailed and we insisted they go back to square one,” Black said. “So, I don’t know where this is going to end up at this point and it would be presumptuous of me to make any statement at this time, but I can understand parents’ concerns.” Barbara Berger, the city’s recreation, culture and social-development manager, said she feels planning for the community centre has gone well so far, noting the club hasn’t raised any concerns with her. “It’s been a really positive discussion and I’ve been really impressed with the way the two groups have worked with each other on how to share space,” she said, describing meetings so far as “very collaborative.” The Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops building will be torn down and the club moved to the vacant John Tod elementary building — a fact that has some parents of club members worried. KTW file photo
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TRU makes pitch for cash By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
Thompson Rivers University is making a pitch for better graduate-student funding and other cash infusions from the provincial government. Representatives from the university’s student union, faculty association and TRU president Alan Shaver made three pitches to B.C.’s select standing committee on finance and government services during a public meeting at the Kamloops Holiday Inn on Oct. 4. The all-party committee is conducting a series of public meetings around the province this fall in the lead up to the next provincial budget in February 2013. Shaver told the committee the province needs to do more to finance B.C. students studying for masters degrees. Under the current
scheme, the university doesn’t get funding for those students and, unlike other areas of Canada, there are no provincial scholarship programs targeting them. Shaver said B.C. universities are losing their students to better-funded programs in other provinces and communities like Kamloops are missing out on their research. “They’re going to Ontario and Alberta because of the support they can get there,” he said. Jason Brown, president of the TRU faculty association, told the committee operating grants to universities need to at least keep pace with inflation and decreased funding from the province is “tremendous pressure” on students and staff. “There are serious issues on our campus,” he said. Brown said he’s concerned about grow-
ing numbers of international students coming to universities, whose higher tuition payments help generate revenue. Because the students may not have the English skills of domestic students, Brown said, “education is actually watered down.” At least one MLA on the committee was sympathetic to Brown’s complaints. Cowichan Valley NDP MLA Bill Routley said he thinks there is a serious situation brewing at the province’s universities. “The students are now paying more in tuition than the corporations pay in taxes to the province,” he said during a question-andanswer portion of the meeting. Others on the agenda included PacificSport, the Mining Association of B.C., and the Phoenix Centre’s Sian Lewis, who urged the province to find funds to continue an outpa-
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Polygamy piques public By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
Tiger Woods, Newt Gingrich and . . . Winston Blackmore? Those three names — and the philandering connotations associated with each — are why Craig Jones thinks people are so fascinated with polygamy. It’s also why he wrote A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy. Jones, now a law professor at Thompson Rivers University, led the Crown’s case in a constitutional-review hearing of Canada’s polygamy laws. The hearings ran nearly four months in B.C. Supreme Court, beginning in late-2010. “What kind of compelled me to write it is everywhere I went during the trial, everyone wanted to talk about it,” he said. “It was fascinating people. “It didn’t matter if it was the barista in Starbucks or lawyers — they understood liberal tolerance colliding with social harm. “It was very complex on a lot of levels, but I was always amazed with how people seemed to get it.” What was “it”? The issue was whether Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada — a law making it a criminal offence to practice or consent to polygamy — violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Should the religious freedoms guaranteed in the Charter trump the criminal laws making plural marriage illegal? The case came about after a failed prosecution of Blackmore, a polygamist leader of the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bountiful. Blackmore had skated on criminal charges — “He got off on a technicality,” Jones said — in 2009 after a judge ruled the government hadn’t properly followed its own special-prosecutor procedure in the charge-approval process. The province proceeded with a constitutional review of the law — 42 days of trial in which
CITY OF KAMLOOPS NOTICE FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT NO. TUP00045 The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it is proposing to pass a resolution to issue Temporary Use Permit No. TUP00045 for the property below at its regular meeting to be held: TIME: PLACE:
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Craig Jones, a law professor at Thompson Rivers University, has written a book on polygamy after being involved in a constitutional-review hearing on the country’s laws on whether plural marriage should be declared illegal. Dave Eagles/KTW
Jones represented B.C. while a wide range of interested parties presented evidence about polygamy. In the end, last November, B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman released his 335-page decision upholding the law. The judge ruled the harms of polygamy — specifically the impact on young women who are often “given” as wives to older men who are already married — outweigh the protections in the Charter. (Earlier this year, the B.C. government appointed a new special prosecutor to the Bountiful file, but it’s not yet known if charges are forthcoming.) Jones said the ease of understanding the issue came across in the way he wrote A Cruel Arithmetic. “I never felt it necessary to dumb it down at all, but the majority of it isn’t legal,” he said. One-third of the book is what Jones referred to as “a trial diary” — descriptions of evidence and how the court proceeding played out. The rest, he said, is more human. “Why do we have no real collection or knowledge of capital-P polygamy?” he asked. “Why do we find it so fasci-
nating to our own lives?” The answer might lie on the covers of supermarket tabloids. “I think it’s our human-mating behaviour,” Jones said. “It’s the choices we have in our own lives.” Specifically, Jones mentioned Woods and Gingrich — celebrities famous for their work who became infamous for their “de facto polygamy.” Woods, with his collection of extra-marital girlfriends, and Gingrich, with his consecutive string of younger wives, are well-known for their philandering. “That’s one of the things that really compelled people about this,” Jones said. “Because, we are all polygamists and we are all monogamists.” A Cruel Arithmetic is Jones’ third book. It was launched in Kamloops on Sept. 25. Last week, he did a reading in Kelowna and has another one slated for the Tournament Capital on Oct. 10. After that, the book tour will take Jones to Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. A Cruel Arithmetic is available at Chapters in Kamloops and Jones said availability will widen in coming weeks.
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Lake said more detail about the funding will be announced in the near future.
Dix ‘congratulates’ Kamloops He would have liked to have seen it done earlier, but provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix called the announcement of funding for NorKam’s trades and technology centre “a great day for Kamloops. “It’s been six, seven, eight years in the works,” he said. “Congratulations to Kamloops and congratulations to the government for finally listening. It’s a good thing.” Dix said he’s been pushing for the centre for a long time and noted it would have been brought up on his campaign, had funding not been announced. “I’ve advocated for it, we’ve pushed for it,” he said. “I think it’s a great project. We need more young people to go into the trades. “I think we all would have liked to have seen it done earlier, but this is a victory for Kamloops — for people who fought for this project.”
Technologists, technicians agree Funding approval for the $7.4-million
These renderings depict what the new NorKam Trades and Technology Centre of Excellence should look like when it is built in the vacant space at the northeast side of NorKam secondary, near the cafeteria. The province has announced it will give the local school board $6.3 million toward the $7.4-million cost of the project.
Trades and Technology Centre on the campus of NorKam secondary has won applause from ASTTBC — the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. “This is a great day for K to 12 education,” said ASTTBC executive director John Leech. “It builds new linkages between secondary and post-secondary technology programming at Thompson Rivers University,
Okanagan College and BCIT. “This trades and technology centre will contribute to easing the shortage of engineering and applied science technologists and technicians across B.C. and open new technology career pathways for keen, qualified young Thompson-region students.” Leech committed his 10,000-member association of technology professionals to assist the
Kamloops-Thompson school district with developing programming to give students a head start toward architectural and engineering technology at TRU and other programs at BCIT and Okanagan College. “The new centre is a natural add-on to the Bert Edwards Science and Technology elementary school,” leech said. “We hope to see this model replicated across B.C.”
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Days after more than 99 per cent of workers at Domtar Corp. rejected an offer and voted in favour of a strike, the company and union have reached a tentative agreement. Murray Matheson, president of Communication, Energy and Paperworks Local 10-B, said the new agreement was reached late Wednesday, Oct. 3, after two full days of talks. The union’s approximately 350 Domtar members will decide whether to accept the deal in a ratification vote today (Oct. 9). “It feels really good,” said
Matheson of the agreement. “Of course, it’s a very stressful time not only for the people at the bargaining table but also the whole membership and the staff people and everybody. I think it’s just a load off everybody’s minds to come to this point — understanding we still have to ratify it.” Matheson said the union was seeking a pattern deal based on a five-year agreement Canfor Pulp negotiated with its Prince George workers earlier this year. The contract will see workers get lump-sum payments of $3,750 in the first two years and wage increases of two, 2.5 and three per cent over the remaining
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Dix says skills training is the B.C. NDP’s ‘mission’
Y COLUMN ON skills training a couple of weeks ago gave short shrift to the NDP position: Tax the banks and hand out grants for women’s studies, sociology and other worthless pursuits, while skilled jobs go begging. That’s a pretty crude caricature, so I sat down with NDP Leader Adrian Dix in his legislature office last week to get a better sense of his thinking on the subject. Dix has been devoting a lot of time lately to skills training — in trades, particularly. He meets frequently with business people and his recent speeches emphasize that every one of them talks about the growing shortage of skilled employees. Dix credits Premier Christy Clark and jobs minister Pat Bell with making some good moves recently, announcing equipment upgrades for vocational programs around the province. He says it’s because the NDP have been “pounding away at them for eight months” about freezing advanced-education spending in their March budget. Dix calls that a crucial mistake and predicts the government will reverse it soon. “So, I think, if we’re going to have a mission for four years as a government, if we’re elected, this is the mission — to start to address the skills shortage,” he told me. In his speech to the recent municipal convention, and again at an NDP provincial council meeting, Dix zeroed in on B.C.’s
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VICTORIA apprenticeship system. Since the B.C. Liberals took it from trade unions and set up a Crown corporation called the Industry Training Authority in 2004, the completion rate for apprentices has fallen to 37 per cent, he says Dix assured me he isn’t proposing to “blow up” the ITA or hand control back to unions. They will have “a voice,” along with business. Speaking to the NDP executive, Dix referred to Phil Hochstein, president of the non-union Independent Contractors and Businesses’ Association, as the symbol of tradestraining decline. Not surprisingly, Hochstein has a different take. The 37 per cent figure is misleading, Hochstein says, because, under the ITA, there are currently 32,000 apprentices in the system, twice as many as when it was unioncontrolled. Many drop out in the first year and Alberta claims a better completion rate because they don’t start counting until the second year. And, when Dix touts Alberta’s
“mandatory” trade system, Hochstein says he means returning to a system where all work is restricted to journeymen or registered apprentices of that trade. “What it does is impose union jurisdiction on the training system of the entire construction industry,” Hochstein says. “So, multi-skilling, multi-tasking, organizing the work in the most efficient way is blown out of the water — and it’s stuck in the old craft system of training.” The marketplace has spoken on that restrictive system, he says, and unionized construction is down to about five per cent of the market, based on payroll. Hochstein says the NDP talks a great game about getting more young people into trades. But, when unions have the upper hand, they will always favour seniority. A quota of two apprentices per journeyman means another one can’t be hired. Dix agrees with me that the public-school system has over-emphasized university to the detriment of not just industrial trades, but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply. As B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair recently noted, tradesmen themselves often don’t encourage their kids because they’ve been told all their lives they are “tool monkeys” in a dead-end job. So, would NDP student grants be targeted to need? Dix’s answer was a definite maybe. firstname.lastname@example.org
At least one of the election gag laws has been thrown out. The B.C. Court of Appeal has decided that an attempt by the provincial government to control free speech in the period before a provincial election isn’t constitutional. This after the government tried several times to restrict how much money third parties can spend in the 60-day window before an election campaign officially begins. An attempt by Victoria to cut that down to 40 days didn’t work, either. Governments and political parties have interfered in the election process far too much. Elections are not the property of politicians — they are the property of citizens. They are the one chance citizens have to determine who is in power, what policies will be brought in and what changes can be worked towards. Yet, at the federal and provincial level, election spending has been restricted for years. Not only are individual candidates restricted in their spending, which does at least level the playing field a bit, but individuals, businesses, unions and interest groups have severe restrictions on how much they can spend to send messages to voters. This is what the province was trying to do in the pre-election period — mainly to cut off messages from antigovernment groups. The B.C. Liberals were aiming at the B.C. Government Employees Union and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, who ran pungent anti-government messages before the 2009 election officially began. Individuals, organizations and businesses should have every right to spend money before and during campaigns. Much is being said at present about the 25th anniversary of free trade. The 1988 federal election was fought on that issue. During it, both pro- and anti-free trade organizations spent a lot of money to get their messages out. It was a hard-fought election, on one big issue, and the additional messages from all the third parties were an integral part of the debate. It would be nice if a court would strike down the restrictions which apply during federal and provincial elections as well. — Langley Times
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Re: Mitra column: You need to be on the list to get into heaven: “‘Children, if they are surrounded by love, faith, godly example and scriptural teachings, will never stray, but grow up normal in an abnormal society.’” “Really? They will never stray? “I happen to know people who were brought up in very religious families and are now good, loving, normal (whatever that is) atheists.” — posted by Donna Williams
Re: Foulds column: A question for prohibitionists: If pot illegal, why not alcohol?: “Estimated annual costs associated with substance abuse in Canada: $1.4 billion for illegal drugs; $7.5 billion for alcohol and $9.6 billion for tobacco. “Perhaps if we decriminalize marijuana, we can bring the drugs number up to that of its legal counterparts. “Less than one percent of marijuana users have ever been arrested for smoking pot and over half of them were let off with just a warning.” — posted by Ron Watt
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Mine’s impact on river should raise questions Editor: I was one of those who spoke at the recent forum on the proposed Ajax mine, held at Thompson Rivers University. I spoke as a longtime trout and steelhead angler on the Thompson River and as a one-time director of the Steelhead Society of BC. My message was that, while the preoccupation seems to be about how the Ajax proposal might affect our collective backyard, we should equally be concerned with the large impacts further afield and about the impacts on our Thompson River. Ajax describes its intended water use as just .2 per cent of the annual Thompson River flows. That sounds reassuring, since the Thompson is a mighty big river, but let’s put that in perspective. The mine will use two-thirds as much water as the City of Kamloops. And, that extraction is likely to happen every day of the year. Not a problem during high water or even much of the time, but an entirely different scenario in the critical low-water periods in late summer and, especially, in mid-winter. The Thompson, one of the great salmon rivers of the West, is in deep trouble. Coho salmon are virtually extinct; the
great steelhead is not far behind, while only a few thousand chinook will return this year. A provincial fisheries manager tells me some portions of the chinook and pink salmon spawning beds below Savona dry out in January because of low water. What comes out of Kamloops Lake comes out of the river and we can expect more eggs to die. As well, the immense Adams River sockeye run could be harmed since higher water temperatures in late summer can lead to disease or parasitic infection during their passage through the Thompson. Authorities tell me they do not have a good handle on environmental-flow needs to help preserve this great resource. How can we grant a licence to use huge volumes of water for many decades under the archaic 100-year-old BC Water Act when we do not really know what global warming will mean to our rivers? The earth-sciences division of National Resources Canada tells us we can at least expect more siltation and lower minimum flows in the decades ahead. We will also need water for agriculture, for downstream communities, for First Nations, for other industry and,
of course, for fish. Most of all, we need to be aware the current BC Water Act — likely the act governing the licence of water if the mine is approved — does not have a mechanism to adjust the water taken even if acute environmental needs call for reductions. This means that, if in two decades the Thompson’s average flow decreases by 30 per cent, percent, say, the mine can continue to pump out billions of litres of water. That water goes somewhere — which raises more questions — but it will not be recycled as clean water back into the river. These are very large questions we need to ponder and, though the mine might bring many good things to Kamloops, we should look at the large picture. In Donald Rumsfeld language, there are a lot of unknown unknowns about the future of water in our arid valley. It seems to be that two old words should come to the fore — prudence and husbanding what nature provides for us all. We should be cautious about granting huge water rights that might seem reckless 20 years from now.
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A September to remember If it felt like September in Kamloops was a little bit warmer than usual, that’s because it was. According to Environment Canada’s monthly statistics, the average daily high last month was just over 25 C — more than three degrees above normal. The average daily low of 8.4 C was almost exactly the norm of 8.5 C. Sept. 8 was the hottest day of the month, when the mercury reached 32 C — just three degrees below the record of 35 C set on Sept. 2, 1950. One record was broken last month, when the daily low on Sept. 4 was only 16.7 C — a full degree warmer than the previous record, set in 1988. It was also a dry month in the Tournament Capital, with just 7.8 mm of the wet stuff falling all month — and all of it on one day, Sept. 10. That’s about one quarter of the average monthly precipitation for September. To date this year, Kamloops has seen 223.1 mm of precipitation, which is 106 per cent of the norm.
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Pipe-wielding teen assaults NorKam student By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
Kamloops Mounties are looking for a pipewielding assailant after an apparently random early-morning attack on a teen on the North Shore. Police say the 17-year-old boy was walking to school at about 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the area of Tranquille Road and Twelfth Street when he was approached by a youth with a steel pipe. Investigators believe the suspect hit the teen over the head without saying anything, then fled on food. The victim was knocked to the ground, but did not lose consciousness. He got up and continued on his way to NorKam secondary, where school officials called police. He was eventually taken to hospital for treatment of an injury to his forehead. The suspect is described as white, between 12 and 14 years of age and standing five-foot-three with blonde or light-brown hair. Mounties believe several vehicles drove by as the attack was taking place and are asking witnesses to call them at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Missing teens go home They were dirty, hungry and tired — but now, they’re home. A pair of 14-yearolds — Catherine Jane Martin and Keenan Warren — went missing on Monday, Oct. 1, and Mounties put out a plea for information on their whereabouts. On Thursday, Oct. 4, the couple decided to return to their respective homes. Police say they had been staying in wooded areas around Kamloops.
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POLICE BEAT confirmed the man hit by a train in Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 3, is the same person suspected of having sparked a grass fire a short time earlier. The man is also a suspect in the assault of a transit driver last month. The fire, which police say was likely inadvertently lit, drew firefighters to the 7500block of Dallas Drive at about 2:30 p.m. About 30 minutes later, emergency personnel were called to a rail crossing east of the fire, where a man on a mountain bike had been hit by a passing train. RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the 51-year-old victim is the same man witnesses reported seeing fleeing the area of the grass fire on a bike. He was suffering serious burns — presumably from the fire — and a deep gash on his head, Learned said.
The victim was conscious and spoke with investigators, who now believe he fell asleep while smoking near a Dallas trailer park. “When the man woke up, both his clothes and the grass around him were on fire,” Learned said. “He fled the fire scene and went to his residence in the mobilehome park, where he grabbed a bicycle and left the area.” Learned said the man is also a suspect in a Sept. 27 incident in Valleyview in which a city bus driver was punched by a passenger. No charges have been laid and Learned said investigations are ongoing.
Two die in ﬁery truck crash on Highway 5A Two men have died as a result of a fiery collision between two large trucks on the
Kamloops-Merritt Highway (Highway 5A) on the night of Friday, Oct. 5. The men were each driving a truck on the winding highway that connects Kamloops and Merritt through the rolling ranchland. Highway 5A is the secondary route to the Coquihalla Highway. The 7 p.m. crash occurred about 40 kilometres south of Kamloops south of Stump Lake Ranch. Police say a logging truck was travelling south and a truck carrying lime was heading north when the two vehicles crashed into each other, creating a fiery wreck that led to a grass fire starting nearby. Fire crews managed to douse the fire. One driver’s body was discovered shortly after the accident. The second body was found on Saturday morning (Oct. 6). Weather is not considered a factor as conditions in the area have been clear and dry for the past month. Friday’s
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Most open ﬁres still banned With unseasonably warm and dry weather conditions expected to continue into this week, the Kamloops Fire Centre is urging the public to continue to be cautious with their outdoor activities. The Kamloops Fire Centre has responded to 440 wildfires since April 1, 17 of which were ignited in the last week. The majority of these fires were caused by people. The public is reminded that all open fires larger than a half-metre wide by a half-metre high (as well as burn barrel and fireworks use) are prohibited in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre. Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones: Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are prohibited at all elevations in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones until Oct. 31, 2012, or until the public is informed otherwise. Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones: Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are prohibited at elevations below 1,200 metres in the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones until Oct. 15, 2012, or until the public is informed otherwise. A map of the affected areas is available online at bit.ly/Rl2J35. Check bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/ Bans.asp regularly for the latest news on open-fire prohibitions. For information on current fires of note throughout the province, go to bcwildfire.ca.
• Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not installed a CO alarm. In addition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the ﬂu, without the fever. It is routinely responsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the www. safeathome.ca web site.
Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 ﬁres that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The ﬁndings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 ﬁres in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.
In case of ﬁre - GET OUT AND STAY OUT – never go back into a burning building • Crawl low near the ﬂoor to the nearest exit maintaining contact with the wall. • Test the door by feeling it with the back of your hand. If it is hot, do not open. Use an alternative route. • If the door and knob are cool, stay low with your shoulder against the door while opening slowly. Be ready to close the door if smoke and heat rush in. • If trapped, put as many
closed doors as possible between you and the ﬁre, and seal all cracks in doors and windows with towels or bedding. • If your clothing catches ﬁre, stop where you are, drop gently to the ground and cover your face with your hands while rolling back-and-forth to put out the ﬂames. • Cool minor burns with cold water.
Many fatal ﬁres start at night Investigations into home ﬁre deaths very often ﬁnd that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone won’t necessarily wake you up. In fact, the fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up. Se-
niors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a ﬁre. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against ﬁre in the home.
■ INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. ■ Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. ■ For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound. ■ An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to ﬂaming ﬁres and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering ﬁres. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended. ■ Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. ■ REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
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As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: • When you change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. • You have less than three minutes to escape a ﬁre. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. • Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. • Ensure all smoke alarms are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. • If your home has any fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSAapproved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.
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Rick Kurzac, owner of the Home Hardware in Kamloops, has won the company’s 11th annual Paul Straus Public Relations Award. The award celebrates the building of relationships and awareness within the community through innovative approaches to public relations. Kurzac’s Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre was recognized for its commitment to environmental and social causes in the area. This year, the centre took a cleaner, greener approach by replacing four gas-guzzling trucks with three new fuelefficient vehicles. The staff has also worked closely with Developing Word Connections, an organization that connects volunteers with communities to work on sustainable projects that better the lives of some
RIVER CITY BUSINESS of the world’s most impoverished people. The centre has been the agency’s main sponsor for its annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $50,000. The centre is also involved with the B.C. Wildlife Park and has partnered with the Canadian Home Builders AssociationCentral Interior and Thompson Rivers University on construction of the annual Y Dream Home. Kurzac said: “At Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre, we believe that our slogan, Home Owners Helping Homeowners, should go beyond the customer service and advice we provide in our store.
“We have deep roots in Kamloops, and it is our belief that participating in local events and sponsorships is not only good for our business, but good for the community as well.”
Medichair opens in Westsyde Medichair Kamloops has opened a satellite store at the Hamlets of Westsyde, 3255 Overlander Dr., that will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “There is a need for a local vendor of home medical equipment in the Westsyde residential community as well as Hamlets of Westsyde,” said Marlene Wall, manager of the store now located on the second floor of the assisted-
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Homebuilder wins provincial award Tim Kasten of Hillside Construction in Kamloops has won an award for ourstanding new builder, developer or renovator from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. (CHBA BC). The award is one of many that were presented recently at a special event in Vancouver last month. Nominated by their peers in the home-building and renovation community throughout the province, the awards honour CHBA BC members for everything from the Local Association of the Year (for greatest progress and achievement over the previous year) to the Rooftopper Award (awarded to the member of a home builders’ association who sponsored the most new members). Other award winners include: • Maple Leaf Award (given to an outstanding member other than a new-home builder, developer or renovator), Ron McCallum of the Central Vancouver Island Home Builders Association; • President’s Award (given for outstanding dedication, service or support during the president’s year in office), M.J. Withemarsh, CHBA BC CEO; • Local Association of the Year: CHBA Fraser Valley; • Ridgecap Award (given to the association
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Summit Drive from Columbia St to Springhill Dr Victoria Street from 1st Ave to 5th Ave Motorists can expect significant delays. To avoid these delays, motorists are advised to please use alternative routes. When driving in the area, please slow down, use caution, note any temporary detours and obey all traffic control persons. Driveway access to businesses may be temporarily restricted to accommodate construction, and we regret any inconvenience this may cause. Public Works and Sustainability Department staff members are available to answer your questions at 250-828-3461, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Outside of normal work hours, please call the After Hours Answering Service at 250-372-1710, and a City representative will contact you as soon as possible. The City of Kamloops thanks you for your co-operation.
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The ﬁre behind the Blazer By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER
SPEN STERZER can still remember his head scraping along the cold concrete, his family’s flipped SUV screeching, squealing and grinding to a halt. “I had no real skin on the top of my forehead, a hole in my hand and I had lost a lot of blood,” said Aspen, an 18-yearold Kamloops Blazers’ forward who was 12 when his life changed forever. It was a cold November day in 2006. Poor road conditions and black ice caused the Sterzer family matriarch, Franci, 33 at the time, to lose control of the vehicle just south of Canal Flats, the family’s hometown that sits halfway between Cranbrook and Invermere. She was pinned against the roof of the SUV, her seatbelt making it impossible to move, and just as hard to breathe.
“My lungs both collapsed, not at the same time, thank goodness,” said Franci, whose eldest child, daughter Sierra, and youngest son, Mapston, escaped the wreckage with minor cuts and bruises. “I broke a ton of ribs. My scalp was torn off. My ear was torn off. I was a complete disaster. My hand looked like it had gone through a meat grinder.” Aspen was rushed to hospital in Cranbrook, while Franci, who paramedics believed to have suffered a spinalcord injury, was flown to Calgary and taken to Foothills Medical Centre. The phone rang at the Sterzer household minutes after the accident. Karl, the family’s loving father, picked up — it turned out to be the call from hell, one no dad should ever receive. As it turned out, the paramedics were right — Franci had suffered a spinal-cord injury and she was clinging to life,
“There are some things that are hard for me to talk about. My mom, they weren’t sure if she was going to make it. We weren’t sure if she was going to pull through or if we were ever going to see her again. I draw a lot of inspiration from my mom. Just the way she’s handled everything . . . she is such an amazing person.” — Aspen Sterzer
barely holding on. “I remember saying goodbye to my mom was the hardest and watching my dad have to say goodbye to the woman he loved and the mother of his children,” said Aspen, who was
Aspen (left), Franci, Mapston, Karl and Sierra Sterzer — ready for action on the ice. Franci is a co-founder of the women’s hockey program in Canal Flats. Columbia Valley Pioneer
rushed to Calgary a day after the accident, doctors not knowing how much time his mom had left. “It’s really the mental stuff you have to go through as a child that you don’t wish on anybody.” Franci had surgery after surgery and fought tooth and nail to keep breathing. “I almost died many, many, many times, but the one day in particular, my lungs were collapsing again and I told my husband I was ready to quit,” said Franci, fighting back tears as she told her story. “I was done. I was like, you know, saying goodbye, and he just got super mad at me and he’s like, ‘You cannot quit on me. You’re not going to quit. You’re going to get in there and you’re going to try harder.’” That’s exactly what she did.
After eight gruelling months in hospital, Franci was released, left to come to terms with a new normal. She walked for the last time that fateful winter morning, darting down the driveway, doing her best to get the kids to school on time. Franci — once an athlete extraordinaire — is a quadriplegic, with very limited motion in her arms and hands. In no way is Franci thankful the accident happened — “ . . . maybe that will come down the road,” she said — but she is happy to be alive. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to be grateful because I will forever want to run, I will forever want to, you know, bike ride, swim, everything, play hockey but, at the same time, I do feel like there’s been a lot of blessings that have been hidden.” For example, she
was able to watch her son score last season in what’s known around Kamloops simply as Game 6. Aspen fired a wristshot, blocker side, past Portland netminder Mac Carruth at Interior Savings Centre, contributing to what many believe is the greatest comeback in Blazers’ history. Had she given up in hospital, Franci would not be able to spend time with Karl, who also helped her beat thyroid cancer in 2003. The second person to the scene of the accident was, as luck would have it, the Sterzer family doctor, Bob Niedermayer, father of former NHLers Scott and Rob. Because she didn’t quit that day, the mother of three was able to thank Bob for playing his part in saving her life. Franci is a Type 1
diabetic, something paramedics might never have known had Dr. Niedermayer not been there. She is a strong, strong woman and an inspiration to her children, although, at times, Franci wishes her children had other motivation than such tragic circumstance. “Aspen says I’m the reason he skates as hard as he does and works as hard as he does,” Franci said. “When he thinks he wants to get tired in the third period when everyone’s down, Aspen’s got more energy than anyone. “He just thinks of me and knows how badly I’d love to be able to get that one more shift.” Franci is a co-founder of the first-ever women’s hockey program in Canal Flats, so she knew how to get around the ice. X See STERZER A20
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Celebrating Aspen Sterzerâ€™s high-school graduation: Top row, from left: Sierra Sterzer, Bolton Pouliot, Mapston Sterzer, Aspen and Savannah Nightingale. Bottom row, from left: Franci and Karl Sterzer.
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Six years removed from the accident, Aspen still picks tiny shards of glass out of his head and suffers from headaches, causing him to occasionally remove his helmet when on the bench. He turned to hockey as an escape immediately after the wreck, taping his nerve-damaged hand to the stick. â€œWhen I finally got the cast off, I was crying. I had so much passion for the game,â€? Aspen said. â€œI didnâ€™t know how I was going to hold a hockey stick or play any more. â€œMy dad told me weâ€™d do rehab and get me through it.â€? Blazer trainer Colin (Toledo) Robinson â€” who has seen a lot of players come and go throughout his 17-year career â€” said Aspen
is â€œone of the top-five guys weâ€™ve ever had.â€? Robinson said the young forward is a â€œTasmanian Devil on the iceâ€? and a perfect role-model for his own child, likening Sterzer to Jarret Stoll. â€œThat should tell you the type of character he has,â€? Robinson said. Aspen rarely talks about the accident. Heâ€™s not looking for anyone to feel sorry for him. The speedster is thrilled to be a Blazer and happy his mom is around to watch him play. â€œWe werenâ€™t sure if she was going to pull through or if we were ever going to see her again,â€? Aspen said. â€œIâ€™m just happy knowing I didnâ€™t lose a loved one that day and so thankful I still have my family.â€?
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TRU sports: Baseball wraps, volleyball begins The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team wrapped up their fall exhibition campaign with a home weekend sweep of the Douglas College Royals at Norbrock Stadium — 7-2 and 5-3. The WolfPack finished the fall campaign with a 19-3 record, with a ninegame winning streak. Jason Tripp and Frank Fisico picked up wins on the mound.
25-18 and 25-22. Brad Gunter led the way for TRU with 15 kills. TheWolfPack have their CIS home opener on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Tournament Capital Centre against the UBC-Okanagan Heat. Game time is 7:45 pm.
WolfPack golfers seventh at tourney The 2012 PacWest golf season ended for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack golf team the same way it began — with a seventh-place finish. The WolfPack were competing at the final tournament of the year on the weekend in Chilliwack, which was won by the host University of the Fraser Valley, with 586 strokes. TRU had a two-day total of 632 strokes. The 2012 team championship had to be determined by a tie-breaker, with Fraser Valley prevailing over Camosun. Among WolfPack golfers, Nic Corno was 15th with totals of 70 and 81 for 151. Chase Broadfoot was 29th at 158 (81-77). Bobby Armstrong was 33rd at 160 (79-81). Matt Grevenitis placed 35th at 163 (78-86). Tim Birk played as an individual and placed 41st at 171
Thompson Rivers University WolfPack shortstop Reid Flasch makes a hasty retreat back to first base to beat the pick-off tag by Douglas Colllege first baseman Matt Ney during baseball action at Norbrock Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6. TRU swept Douglas 7-2 and 5-3 to finish the fall campaign with a record of 19-3. George Wycherley/KTW
(82 and 89). Blake Gozda was 42nd at 152 (91 and 96). Natasha MacKenzie was fifth with rounds of 91 and 83 for 179.
Soccer men and women eye playoffs The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack kept their playoff hopes alive in the PacWest men’s soccer league on Sunday, Oct 7. The WolfPack went into Surrey and beat one of the teams ahead of them in the standings — the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles — by a score of 3-1. The win improves TRU’s record to 4-2-4. Colton Walker, Brandon Mendez and Oriol Torres scored for TRU, while Travis Froehlich notched the win in net.
The WolfPack host Quest Kermodes on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hillside Stadium. Game time is 3 p.m. The WolfPack soccer women defeated Kwantlen 3-0 to improve their record atop of the PacWest standings to 7-2-1. Alanna Bekkering had two goals and Laura Smylie added another, while netminder Emily Edmundson recorded her fourth-and-a-half shutout of the season. TRU returns
home to complete the regular season with four straight matches beginning on Saturday, Oct. 13, against the only team that has blemished the WolfPack’s record this year — the Quest Kermodes. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
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Playing at a tournament at Mount Royal University, the WolfPack women’s volleyball team lost its final match — an official one — against the University of Alberta Pandas. The WolfPack fell in three straight sets — 25-14,25-10 and 25-14. “We had some good moments,” said WolfPack head coach Keith Lundgren. “We took our foot off the gas and we need to be
more consistent.” Lundgren says its the typical growing pains that accompany a young squad. He singled out Rachel Murray for having a solid weekend as she recovers from an injury and thought that Kristen Giesbrecht passed well. The WolfPack have one more exhibition tournament — on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 in the Lower Mainland — before their 2012-13 Canada West home opener on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Tournament Capital Centre against the UBC-Okanagan Heat. Game time is 6 p.m.
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OVING the Oilers out of Edmonton would be like moving the Vatican to Des Moines or Ann of Green Gables’ house to Roblin, Man. It’s just not natural. Weren’t the Oilers responsible for the Alberta capital being called The City of Champions? Didn’t they build a statue to Wayne Gretzky outside the House That Wayne Built? Now Oilers owner Daryl Katz says he might move the Oilers to Seattle if he doesn’t get a more favourable arena deal with the City of Edmonton. Hockey blasphemy! Next thing you know, they’ll be saying the Rocket’s an Anglophone. Plans have been in place for a couple of years on a new arena in downtown Edmonton, but Katz, the man behind the Rexall Drugs empire, thinks civic and provincial politicians should throw a little more loot into the project before the final agreements are signed. When that suggestion got less than a lukewarm response from Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Katz conveniently showed up in Seattle with a few business partners (and Gretzky) on the very day Seattle city council approved construction of a $480-million sports complex. And you thought Coffey-Messier-GretzkyKurri-Anderson was a power play! An NHL team in Seattle would have a big
Blazers climb to sixth in CHL rankings
BRUCE PENTON From PRESS ROW battle for media attention, competing with the Seahawks, Mariners, an NBA team (TBA), soccer’s Sounders and the Washington Huskies of the NCAA. But, if Katz got part of the arena’s ownership, too, he might not care that the Oilers (or whatever their name might become) didn’t sell out every game. The Oilers have been NHL doormats for the past few seasons, but with a young nucleus of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Ryan NugentHopkins and 2012 top pick Nail Yakupov, most NHL observers feel they’re on the verge of something great. If Katz were to pick up his team and head for Washington, he might make a lot of money off hockey in his new United States home, but it’s doubtful Katz’s drugs stores would ever sell another bottle of Tylenol or a greeting card in Northern Alberta. So, here’s my guess: Katz would hire Lindsay Lohan to coach the Oilers before he’d move his team out of Edmonton. It’s nothing more than lockout theatrics. Quote, unquote
The Kamloops Blazers continue to be almost-perfect this season as they ran their record to 5-0-0-1 with weekend wins at home. Kamloops defeated Medicine Hat 4-1 on Saturday, Oct. 6, and
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• R.J. Currie: “Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said rebuilding the team ‘won’t happen overnight.’ Which is pretty much what owner Charles Murphy said in 1909.” • Currie again: “Does Caroline Wozniacki give Rory McIlroy backhanded compliments?” • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, on Twitter: (@scottostler): “Has there ever been a great golfer named Mulligan? Gerry Mulligan was great sax player, but never started a song over.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb’s wife gave birth to their third child last week, an eight-pound, 11-ounce boy. To no one’s surprise, replacement officials initially ruled it a girl.” • Ostler, in his San Francisco Chronicle, on Tim Tebow: “One more ugly loss and [Rex] Ryan might be forced to put in Tebow at quarterback. He’ll take the Jets on a playoff run, then be traded to another team that has no idea what to do with him.” • Ostler again: “So glad I found that magic lantern and rubbed it! My duck hook is cured, Buster Posey is about to win the batting title and the real NFL refs are back!” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “The New York Knicks are on the verge of becoming the oldest team in NBA history. “It’s easy to spot them. They are the ones who wear their shorts up around their armpits.” • Another one from
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Currie: “Last week’s top stories are tackling by the hair in the CFL and the ongoing NHL lockout. Or, dreadlocks and deadlocks.” • DJ Gallo, ESPN. com: “The 49ers have a great defence, a quotable, high-energy coach and a two-quarterback system that works. “If you go to the dollar store and ask for the San Francisco 49ers, they will give you the New York Jets.” • Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe. com, after Texas blew a 13-game lead and lost the AL West on the final day of the season: “The Rangers have just been declared the official baseball team of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad.” • Headline at SportsPickle.com: “Crazy old man on street corner claims to have seen a winning Pirates season.” • CBS baseball analyst Jon Heyman, via Twitter, with a rival team executive’s take on the Dodgers: “They are a fortune 500 team. They spent a fortune to play .500.” • NBC’s Jay Leno: “The consensus is that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate. The only people who thought Obama won were the replacement refs.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: ”A survey claims Wrigley Field is the filthiest Major League ballpark; which is surprising knowing how many times the Chicago Cubs get swept.” brucepenton2003 @yahoo.ca
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Stuart McLean brings The Vinyl Cafe to Kamloops
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It’s a Thursday afternoon and Stuart McLean is in the living room of a house in Austin, Tex., working on the tale he will tell audience members in Kamloops in less than two weeks. He is two scenes from completing the first draft and he knows he is cutting it close. He always does, he says. He likes writing to deadline. Those who know of McLean and his Vinyl Cafe radio
series on CBC Radio that tell the stories of Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam are well aware of the brilliance in the storytelling. Those who have never heard McLean’s avuncular, Jimmy Stewart-tinged voice captivate every sense of the listener, well, they are all the poorer for it. McLean’s Vinyl Cafe is like an old friend, a comfortable chair, a weekly chat with your barber — it really is an art form that strips away all pretense and demands only from the listener their imagination. McLean is a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock
Memorial Medal for Humour. He is author of a dozen books of unparalleled humour. He has a number of honorary degrees and maintains a collection of various awards. But, he is and always will be a writer, a documentarian of the lives of people, regular people who are all around us, every day. His attention to the lives of others is not unlike that of Barry Broadfoot and his landmark series of books, presented as an oral history of Canada, told by those who lived it. “I never thought of that before, but that’s a good observation,” McLean says. X See IDEAS B2
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McLean says when he took in a stage play of Broadfoot’s Ten Lost Years (chronicling the Great Depression in Canada), he was, literally, left speechless. “It was one of the most profound stage presentations I have ever seen.” Broadfoot, McLean — it’s all about telling the story. As McLean notes, the art of writing a story is not in the idea, but in the execution of the idea. “Ideas are a dime a dozen,” he says. “I have notebooks of ideas. “You want one?
“You can have 10.” It’s logging the hours and turning ideas — good and bad — into stories that becomes the art. McLean will take to the stage at Sagebrush Theatre on the night of Sunday, Oct. 14, and tell another tale from the lives of Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam, the fictitious Toronto family that has been a staple of The Vinyl Cafe since it premiered in 1994. He will write 10 stories a year, about a story a month, which, he concedes, “is a lot of work.” The stories he writes are at times shaped by the audience as he jumps
from town to town. The tale he tells in Kelowna may be the same tale he tells in Kamloops, in Vernon, in Prince George, though there may be tweaks to the art form by the time The Vinyl Cafe reaches the final stop. It’s all part of a long collaboration, McLean says, between him and the idea, between him and story editor Meg Milton, between him and producer Jess Milton and between him and his audience. That collaboration has led to The Vinyl Cafe becoming the poignant powerhouse it is today,
its stories beamed across Canada, into the United States and across the Atlantic to England. To millions of listeners, McLean is the storyteller with a humorous touch, the walking, breathing book that, each year, opens to reveal tales that can make you laugh, cry and sigh. In his life before The Vinyl Cafe, however, McLean was a hard-news journalist, winning an ACTRA award for best radio documentary for coverage of the Jonestown massacre in Guyana in 1979. “I don’t right now,” he says when asked if he misses the hard-news life.
“It’s part of a progression of a writer. As an artist, you are always looking to challenge yourself. You’re looking for thin ice. If I get bored, the reader will be right behind me.” One day, The Vinyl Cafe will close forever. McLean knows that. “I’m kind of scared it will have to end one day,” he says. When that day comes, he says, he would give serious consideration to standing for public office (he is not a member of a political party) — but he will continue to write. He may not be big, but he’s a writer.
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that are important in this country. “When that call came, I felt like it was a confirmation of both these values and what I have been doing.” • McLean’s The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks is a collection of essays on an eclectic mixture of topics. One essay, The Morning Paper, details McLean’s love of newspapers, a relationship that stretches back to his childhood, to the days of the morning paper and afternoon paper, to the experience of grabbing a section and trading it for another section while sitting at the kitchen table with
the family, to the bedtime ritual of crawling under the covers with the funny pages. “Reading the paper as a kid, it was like the Internet and all the
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Waiting for inspiration By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
With Tom Waits as his inspiration, Alan Corbishley has what he readily calls “lots of great possibilities” with his upcoming concert, Webley aWaits. Add in the music of Seattle busker-turned-popular-singer Jason Webley and those same possibilities increase exponentially. Corbishley describes the show, which is at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St., from Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21, as a a musical romp focusing on the music of Waits — once described as having a voice that
sounds like it “was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car” — and Webley, whose sound has been compared with Waits and Bob Dylan, among others. It features homegrown performers, however, including 2012 Kamloops Idol winner Rob Threlfall, who plays the main character, a man having a midlife crisis. Backing him up are actor/ singer Seanna James and musicians Neil Brun (bass), Richard Graham (experimental percussion) and Richard Taylor (accordion). Kris Ruston is the musical
director and plays keyboards and guitar. Don’t expect a play to unfold, however. Corbishley said Webley aWaits is a true concert “with a theatrical bent. “There’s a bit of narrative but it’s more concert than anything else.” The show, part of the B.C. Living Arts series, is about two hours long, Corbishley said. Show time on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 is 8 p.m., the matinee on Oct. 21 is at 2 p;.m. Tickets are $22 for B.C. Living Arts members and $25 for non-members. Tickets are at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
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Theatre students play it for laughs Black Box season opens with Canadian farce
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Jared Raschke has had some stuffed animals tossed at him recently. The tosser? One of his theatre-arts teachers, Robin Nichol. The reason? He’s started laughing during rehearsal for Village of Idiots and, as the main character, he’s supposed to also be the straight man in the John Lazarus comedy. “Robin’s hilarious,” the fourth-year student at Thompson Rivers University said. “She keeps this collection of stuffies and she throws them when we break [from the tone of the script].” It’s hard to be the straight man in a cast of 17, most all of them playing comedic roles in the farce. The plot involves Yosef, a deserter from the Russian army, fleeing to the Polish village of Chelm — also known as the village of idiots. It incorporates several Jewish folktales — and the dialect, as well as a Russian accent. Raschke said getting the accent right wasn’t as hard as he thought it would be.
Wyatt Purcha (left) as Zalman, rehearses a scene from Village of Idiots with Jared Raschke (Yosef) and Jessica Buchanan (Zlateh). The comedy, written by Canadian John Lazarus, kicks off the theatrical season at the Actors’ Workshop at Thompson Rivers University. Kelsey Gilker photo
“It scared me through the summer,” thinking of having to do it but, once rehearsals started, “it all came together.” Nichol said she chose the play because it’s a good Canadian physical farce, something the university hasn’t presented for several years. “It’s a farce with a heart,” Nichol said. “It has a moral but it’s not heavily hammered.” And, although it’s a comedy and looks
easy to perform, it’s not, Nichol said. “It’s like the Three Stooges. It looks like it’s not difficult but really, it requires a lot of discipline to be consistent.” Raschke likes the play not only for the challenge — and the humour — but because it’s mature but remains familyfriendly. The play runs in the Black Box Theatre on campus in the Old Main Building from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13 and Oct. 18 to Oct. 20.
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The rest of the season includes: • The Good Soul of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht, Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1; • Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard, Feb. 28 to March 2 and March 7 to March 9; and
• 14th annual Directors Festival, where senior students choose, cast and direct one-act plays, April 8 to April 13 Tickets are $12 and are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SINGING DRAGONETTE Melissa Sorbara, lead singer and songwriter for Dragonette, performs at Cactus Jack’s Night Club. The Torontobased electronic-music band was in town recently as it toured to promote its new CD, Bodyparts, which was released last month. Alyssa Anderson photo
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Art auction another success The Kamloops Art Gallery has added another $24,000 to its bank account, thanks to its 24th annual art auction last month. The event, which saw bids on dozens of works by local, regional and national artists, is one of the major fundraisers for the gallery.
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Arts Council AGM today The Kamloops Arts Council annual general meeting is today (Oct. 9) at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. Among the agenda items will be electing new directors and approving a change to the council’s bylaws to add corporate membership at $150 a year.
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Author’s tour in Kamloops Local author Patricia Bates will read from her book Forsaken Paradise: A Paranormal Romance on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Hampton Inn, 1245 Rogers Way, in room 201. Space is limited so attendance should be confirmed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-571-6781.
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Light recycling program expands The LightRecycle program has been expanded and now includes collection sites for all types of lighting products (including light bulbs and fixtures) from residential, industrial, commercial and institutional applications. There are seven Kamloops collection sites for residential burnt-out light bulbs and tubes, including: • Canadian Tire, 1441 Hillside Dr.; • Home Hardware, 1325 Joseph Way; • Light Your World, 279 Tranquille Rd. • London Drugs, 216-450 Lansdowne St.; • Both Rona outlets, 416 Mt. Paul Way and 1555 Versatile Dr.; and • The Lampost, 1140 Victoria St. There are two collection sites for residential-use fixtures in Kamloops: • The Lorne Street Bottle Depot, 270 Halston Rd.; and • Missions Flats Landfill, 3095 Mission Flats Rd. The landfill also accepts fixtures from large-volume generators used in commercial/industrial/institutional uses. The program’s website, lightrecycle. ca, includes search tools that allow residents and businesses to easily find the nearest collection site for the products they have to recycle. Large-volume generators of lighting products can also call LightRecycle to schedule a free pickup of their lamps if they have more than a pallet.
CBC Radio goes live in Kamloops The Kamloops branch of CBC Radio hits the airwaves today (Oct. 9) with a host of people taking part. Daybreak Kamloops is scheduled to launch at 6 a.m. with the first morning show, hosted by Shelley Joyce and news anchor Doug Herbert. From 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the morning show will include music from Vernon singer-songwriter Andrew Allen. At 8:45 a.m., Mayor Peter Milobar and Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia, will officially declare
the station live. From noon to 1 p.m. will be a live broadcast of B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe. Live music will be provided by Tillers Folly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is the moment we’ve been waiting for,” Michel said. The public is invited to an open house at the bureau at 218 Victoria St. between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., where they will have the opportunity to meet Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio Ones Quirks & Quarks; Graham Wardle, star of CBC television series Heartland,
and Forsythe. Open house guests will have a chance to win tickets to see Jesse Cook on Dec. 13 at the Kamloops Convention Centre. On Saturday, Oct. 13, CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest will broadcast live from The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., wil guests Barney and Dustin Bentall and mult-instrumentalist Eric Reed. The public is invited to this event on a first-come, first-served basis. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a live concert
recording for the jazz show Hot Air at the Parkside Lounge at Interior Savings Centre, 300 Lorne St., featuring the Anita Eccleston Quintet and Victoria’s funky, new jazz outfit, The HiFi. Entrance to this free event is by reservation. To get on the guest list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited. CBC Radio One is available on 94.1 FM in Kamloops. For more information on CBC in Kamloops, go online to cbc.ca/ kamloops.
CITY OF KAMLOOPS OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing: TIME: PLACE:
Amend City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 as follows: Location:
October 16, 2012, at 7:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)
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to consider the following proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001: 1.
Amend KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001: Location:
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To rezone the subject property from RS-5 (Single Family Residential-5) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) to legalize an existing basement suite.
A copy of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 and wish to register an opinion may do so by:
To change the Official Community Plan designation of the subject property from Agricultural to Rural and rezone the property from A-1 (Agricultural) to CR-1 (Country Residential-1) and OS (Open Space) in order to allow a six-lot subdivision. In addition, an existing site-specific Zoning By-law amendment to permit self-storage and mini-warehousing will be removed from the property. A detailed geotechnical assessment will be required prior to subdivision, and both the Official Community Plan and Zoning By-law amendments will be held at third reading pending the registration of a restrictive covenant limiting density on the subject property to a maximum of six lots.
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For further information concerning the proposed amendments or for the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or visit our website at: www.kamloops.ca/publichearing Dated October 3, 2012
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Activity Programs Please pre-register. Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met. Criminals of Kamloops - Museum Guided Tour
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Join the Kamloops Museum & Archives on a haunted tour that will explore scary burial grounds, historical spooky spots, and various locations where the echoes of hangings, murders, and forgotten souls can still be heard creeping around. Don’t be disappointed, register early as there are limited spots available. Not suitable for young children. Some driving required. Location to be Determined Oct 23 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 26
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These one-hour four-week program provides and introduction to tennis fundamentals, which include basic technique and tactics. The clinic is in partnership with the Kamloops Tennis Centre. Racquets are available for purchase with your registration: Aluminum - $25 or Graphite - $40 Kamloops Tennis Centre Oct 30 - Nov 20 Tue
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This program is designed to help parents discover the world of cloth diapers. Some of the topics covered are different styles of diapers, washing techniques, troubleshooting, cost savings, and environmental benefits.
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This class is for the creative person who wants to design their own pieces of jewelry out of clay to wear or give as a gift. The student will discover different ways to make unique jewelry. In the first session, student design and make their own pieces. The pieces will be fired and students will decorate and paint their pieces in the second session. Parkview Activity Centre Oct 20 Sat
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Keep on Moving Education for Fitness Leaders
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VERY YEAR, PARIS AND FRANKFURT TAKE TURNS KICKING OFF WHAT IS THE START OF THE AUTO SHOW SEASON. The Paris Motor Show that runs until Oct. 14 tends to be more Euro-centric than Frankfurt is, with fewer models destined for Canada being shown — and this year was no exception. But, that does not mean there weren’t several exciting new vehicles to expect in the coming months — and heading the list was the much-anticipated Jaguar F-Type. This is the car that will put Jaguar back on top as one of the world’s leading sportscar makers. It will offer a choice of three supercharged engines. A new 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 engine will produce 340 horsepower on the base car or 380 horsepower on the S. The 5.0-litre V8 F-Type V8 S has 495 horsepower.
JIM ROBINSON First DRIVE All are equipped with a new stop/start system to enhance fuel economy under certain driving conditions. Standard for the V6 S and V8 S models and optional for the V6 is an active-exhaust system that enhances the
exhaust note. Canadian pricing is expected to be announced before Christmas. Kia in Canada is bounding ahead in sales but it needs a newer compact, multifunctional people mover in the fleet — and this will be bolstered by the introduction of the Carens in Paris, which we will see here by spring as the next-generation Rondo. Built on a new platform, it delivers stylish, spacious practicality, with sleek aerodynamics, a cab-forward
design, long wheelbase and up to seven seats. Appealing to families with an active lifestyle who don’t want to compromise between style and practicality, Kia is confident the third-generation Rondo will attract a new group of consumers to Kia showrooms in Canada. The long-awaited Mazda6 bowed in Paris as the brand’s new flagship model bringing together Mazda’s Kodo design language and Skyactiv green technology. XSee EUROPEAN B10
Among the new vehicles the anticipated more than one-million people will see at the Paris Motor Show, which continues to Sunday, Oct. 14, are, clockwise from top: The VW Golf, the new Mazda6, The Auris, which is what the North American Matrix version may look like, the supercharged Jaguar F-Type and the Carens, known in Canada as the Rondo.
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More than one million people are expected to attend the Paris Motor Show which runs until Oct. 14. Judging by the vast crowds of media on press day, that number would be easy to reach.
On the heels of a successful launch of its community-investment program, Hyundai Hockey Helpers, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. is launching Hyundai Hockey Helpers Month. It is a month-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness and donations for under-resourced youth to get in the game of hockey. Until Oct. 31, the company is hosting a contest open to all Canadians for a chance to win a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT. Hyundai Hockey Helpers is a new initiative designed to reinvest in communities across the country and improve the lives of deserving children by helping at least 1,000 under-resourced Canadian youth play hockey. In partnership with KidSport
European models get name changes in Canada Now in its third generation, the Mazda6 is the first mass-production Mazda model to be equipped with i-Eloop, the Japanese company’s unique brake energy regeneration system. Officially not coming to Canada, this country’s increasing interest in compact luxury transportation with flexible utility will make it hard for Audi not to import the new A3 Sportback. Thanks to the 58-millimetre increase in wheelbase length, the A3 Sportback offers ample rear-seat space and easy access for three adults. It also offers several millimetres more head and legroom than its predecessor. Mini had two cars
of interest at the Paris show, starting with the John Cooper Works GP — the fastest Mini ever built. It will come to market later this year in an exclusive limitededition run. With its two doors and large tailgate, powerful proportions and dynamically stretched lines, the Mini Paceman should appeal as a sporty, yet elegant, choice in the premiumcompact segment. The interior likewise features a new take on the distinctive MiniI style. For instance, the occupants of the two individual rear seats enjoy generous levels of space, outstanding lateral support and exceptional comfort in a lounge-style ambience. Folding down the
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Influenced by the growth of mobile devices to access the Internet, tablets and smartphones are being used by one in five new-vehicle buyers who use the Internet in the automotive shopping process, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 new autoshopper study. The study analyzes how new-vehicle buyers use digital devices and which websites and apps are used to gather information prior to purchase. Overall, 79 per cent of new-vehicle buyers — referred to as automotive Internet users (AIUs) — use the Internet to research their vehicle purchase. While nearly all (99 per cent) AIUs use a desktop/laptop computer at some point in their shopping process, nearly 30 per cent use multiple devices, including desktops, smartphones and/or tablets. The study finds 20 per cent of AIUs use a smartphone to gather information while
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Redesign makes a good Fusion even better
REMEMBER SOME YEARS ago asking a Ford representative why we couldn’t have the European Focus, which was light years better than the frumpy model sold here. His answer: Ours was “built for North American tastes.” Huh? Are we no more than the hillbilly colonial cousins, unable to appreciate the nuances of sophisticated Euro style, ride and handling? Heck, they were even driving better Fords in Australia – a former penal colony. But, that was pre recession and now, North Americans also enjoy a vehicle lineup that has made quantum improvements in recent years, propelling Ford to top spot in terms of Canadian market share. This ‘One Ford’ philosophy that is unifying the design process and has been bringing awardwinning global products to our shores, has delivered yet one more vehicle, recently tested in challenging terrain in and around the greater Los Angeles area. I’ve always considered the current-generation Fusion to be a solid contender in the mid-size segment and one I didn’t think needed a complete makeover. That was before I had a closer look at the 2013. In this redesigned model, built on a new global chassis, Ford has
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not only knocked it out of the park in terms of styling, but created a well-priced, well-crafted sedan that should challenge the best in its class. The 2013 Fusion follows on the heels of world cars like the 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus, and will be sold as the Mondeo outside of North America. Here, it will be available with a wide range of four-cylinder engines that include a normally-aspirated 2.5-litre (175 horsepower, 175 pound-feet of torque), a 1.6-litre turbocharged EcoBoost (178 horsepower, 184 poundfeet), 2.0-litre EcoBoost (240 horsepower/270 pound-feet) and a hybrid that pairs a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle inline four with an electric motor and weight-saving lithium batteries. There’s even the Fusion Energi — a plugin hybrid — that will be available early next year. My focus here is the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost models that, despite the Fusion’s heft (between 1,512 and 1,670 kilograms), are lively performers. Ford’s 2.0-litre
EcoBoost is right in line with much of its V6 competition and, although it gives up a few horses when compared with Hyundai’s 2.0-litre turbo, it is nearly identical in torque and fuel economy, rated at 9.2/5.9 litres/100 km with FWD. During one leg of the drive route, I scored the top-trim Titanium AWD, which comes only with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost. As expected, there was some turbo lag, but this engine spooled up quickly and delivered strong acceleration and decent punch when you want to pull out and pass. I also noticed plenty of road feel – perhaps more than I’d expect in anything other than a European sports sedan. But this is how the Fusion felt on the twisty canyon roads outside Santa Monica that included the famed Mulholland Drive. It’s unfortunate you can’t order the 2.0-litre Fusion here with the six-speed manual, as
the six-speed auto was smooth but didn’t take full advantage of all that power on tap. My transmission of choice is only available with the 1.6litre EcoBoost. Despite its smaller displacement and lesser numbers, this engine is still peppy. With the advantage of a clutch, you can spool it up quickly, and although it’s no rocket off the line, you’ll have no trouble passing at speed. Even when the 1.6 is working hard, it’s not buzzy and the noise levels are surprisingly low at full throttle. That’s not to say you feel isolated from the road. The SE FWD I drove with this engine was nicely damped, with well-controlled body motions — but still more compliant than the Titanium. The drive route
included plenty of challenging roads where this lower-trim Fusion handled the curves with excellent composure and no noticeable lean. In the 2013 Fusion, Ford has raised the bar yet again.
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HE MAJOR POWERS HAVE ALL HAD THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON PERMANENT ALERT, READY TO LAUNCH IN MINUTES OR HOURS, FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS. Changes in the level of political risk, even the end of the Cold War, have had little or no effect on that. Wouldn’t it be safer and cheaper to “simply put [the nuclear deterrent] away in a cupboard and keep it as a contingency in case GWYNNE DYER there were ever World to be a deterioraWATCH tion in the global security picture?” In terms of orthodox strategic thinking, that is heresy — but, the man who made that heretical suggestion was Sir Nick Harvey, until last month the defence minister in charge of the British government’s nuclear-capability review. Replaced in the recent cabinet reshuffle, Harvey is now free to speak his mind. At a recent Liberal Democratic Party
conference, he did precisely that, saying he “wanted his legacy to be bringing the United Kingdom down the nuclear ladder” — although, he admitted, “we might struggle to persuade the British public to get off the ladder altogether.” It isn’t just the British public that loves its nukes. The American, Russian and French publics would be equally reluctant to give up their nuclear-deterrent forces, even though they face no plausible threat of a nuclear war. (The Chinese public isn’t really paying attention yet.) But, maybe you could at least persuade the great powers to put the damned things away — and Britain would be a good place to start. The orthodoxy still says every selfrespecting great power must have its nuclear weapons on permanent alert in order to deter a surprise attack by some other nuclear power. Nuclear “Pearl Harbours” allegedly lie in wait around every corner. But, as Harvey told The Guardian newspaper: “If you can just break yourself out of that frankly almost lunatic mindset for a second, all sorts of alternatives start to look possible, indeed credible.” What are the alternatives to eternal hair-
trigger readiness for an attack nobody really expects to come? You could just get rid of all your nuclear weapons, of course, and you would probably be just as safe as you are now but, if you can’t get your head around the idea of nuclear nakedness, you could at least store your magical cloak in the closet, safely out of the reach of foolish children. What Harvey was actually proposing was Britain should get rid of its missile-firing submarines when they get too old and rely on a few cruise missiles with nuclear warheads to keep everybody else honest. Store them somewhere safe and don’t even take them out unless the international situation has got dramatically worse. In fact, why not do that right now? Those boomers — nuclear-powered submarines carrying long-range ballistic missiles with multiple nuclear warheads — were really designed for “retaliation from the grave” if all the owner’s cities, military bases, ports and hamburger stands were destroyed in a massive surprise nuclear attack. Does anybody expect such a thing in the current era? Well, then . . . The best thing about putting the nukes in the cupboard is you eliminate the risk of ugly accidents. In 2009 two boomers, one British and the
A Vanished Friend Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend!
other French, actually collided underwater. Even at a time unprecedented in world history, when no great power fears attack by any other, it would have been a frightening event if those two submarines had been American and Chinese. So, put the toys away, boys. Don’t expect the Israelis, the Indians and the Pakistanis to follow suit, because they live in parts of the world where full-scale war with a powerful enemy is still a possibility. But, together, they have only about 500 nuclear weapons; the five nuclear-armed great powers have around 11,000. Somebody has to start and Britain is the likeliest candidate of the five. Harvey lost his job in the cabinet reshuffle, but the “nuclear capability review” is still underway. Even Britain’s generals think that another generation of fully deployed missile-firing submarines would deprive them of most of the other new weapons they want, so the issue will stay on the table. Dumping the boomers and locking the remaining nuclear warheads in the cupboard would be a useful halfway house on the way to getting rid of them entirely. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. gwynnedyer.com
Pennies From Heaven 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 ou up, Sometimes just to cheer you own 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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FIND YOUR BEST FIT Before embarking on a sucessful career, you need to know what industry and general position you are interested in. Speaking with one of our career advisors will help you outline your career goals and what ﬁelds are best suited to you. You can even tour the campus, speak with current students, and ﬁnd out where our graduates are now. A new career and life path is only a meeting away.
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As a junior administrative assistant working for the Zimmer Autogroup, you are a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude, who is looking to begin a career in the automotive industry. Since this position is an entry level one, it does not require previous experience, just a willingness to learn, good work ethic and ability to take direction. This position will remain ﬂuid, assisting with several different departments and allowing the successful candidate to acquire a variety of experience. Please apply for this position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those candidates granted an interview will be contacted.
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BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are energetic, creative and motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we should invite you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fasted growing automotive companies. We have an opening at our GM store in Vernon for Sales Manager. Interested in joining our team? Contact Darryl Payeur @ 1-888-410-5761 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, Huber-Bannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm.
BX Brand Sausage, Vernon requires a motivated & resourceful individual to assist with the operation of production of our facility. Permanent full time position, opportunity for advancement & will consider to train speciﬁc skill sets to suitable candidate. No phone calls please. Replay to Box #1 @ Vernon Morning Star, 440725th Avenue V1T-1P5
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Retail Store Supervisor req’d. Sal:$17.00/hr. 40hr./wk. Fulltime, Pmt. 1-2 yrs. exp. Duties: Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff and cashiers, Resolve customer complaints, Supply shortages, Prepare reports on sales volumes, merchandising and personnel matters, Maintain sales records for inventory, Hire and train new sales staff. Lang: English. Contact: Paul from McCracken Station Pub & Liquor Store in Kamloops, BC. Apply at: email@example.com or (778)471-6301
Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $36.11 - $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proﬁcient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Ofﬁce. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by October 23, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) Sat & Sun 10-5, or by appt. European Antiques, 20% off all furniture Oct Only. 250-546-2529
$100 & Under Screened gazebo like new 12x12x7 (Ozark Trail) w/carry case $90 (250) 554-1023
$200 & Under Dishwasher like new on wheels $200 (250) 372-2082 aft 5pm
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299 West Victoria St.
709 ROSEWOOD CRESCENT
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
firstname.lastname@example.org HST INCLUDED!!! Beautiful New Jenish homes on ACREAGE in affordable Cache Creek. 360 degree mountain and valley views from these level entry, rear walk-out new homes. Featuring vault ceilings, custom kitchen, open ﬂoor plan, each on 2+ acres with Village services. Room to grow or bring your animals. The very BEST deal by far! Listed at $369,900 and $379,900 with HST included. Call for details: Kelly Adamski, REMAX Golden Country Ashcroft. Toll Free 1800-557-7355 www.goldencountry.ca
778-471-5859 784 Victoria St. Kamloops RIVERFRONT RESORT, Southern BC. Lots available as low as $61,900. Year round park, indoor pool & spa. Low maintenance fees. Inquiries: Jan 250-499-7887; Caroline 250-499-4233; www.riversidervparkresort.com
• Highest Trafﬁc in City • Free Parking Approx. 2035 sq. ft. with Showroom & Ofﬁce PW Garage Door (10w x 12h) Air Compressor/Air Lines
BUY LAND in Belize - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Caribbean Jungle lots - 3 miles from sea Starting at $11,000. All types available. For information call Patrick Snyder 778-403-1365.
Andre 702-375-6069 or Frank 250-517-0848
2 Bay car garage / workshop 110 power rent/lease $400/mo Avail now 250-554-1300
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
1bdrm apt in Gordhorn on site w/d, min 1yr lease n/s, n/p ref $775 (250) 372-5246 1 bdrm clean, perfect for student/working person,n/s n/party,n/p $800mo 250-851-2025
1 Lrg 1bdrm furn duplex lakeview near Clinton $275 per mth 250-459-2387 aft 5pm 2bdrm Brock, great view & lrg deck. w/d, util incl + cab and internet . $1200/mo No dogs! Refs (250) 319-9873 3BDRM Avail immed or end of mnth 2 bths, FS, fncd yd $1250/mo 314-7225/374-9923 3bdrm N. Shore 1 bth. very clean a/c, fenced, rec rm, renovated, n/s, n/pets, Avail Oct 1st $1250 (250) 578-7529
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Homes for Rent Brock Small 2bdrm home w/d, n/s, n/p, large yard Avail Nov 1st $900+util (250) 320-9205 North Shore 3bdrm $1300 per month pets neg avail immed 250-374-5586 or 250371-0206
• 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
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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.
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Homes for Rent
Completely renovated 5bdrm 2bth home on acreage 15min from city centre asking $2500 per/month city water parking for RV’s and large vehicles, Call 250-851-6800 for appointment to view
1Bdrm N. Kam shr w/d, n/p, n/s pref working person $800 util incl 250-554-8771 aft 5 1BDRM Sep. Entr. Shared Lndry. N/S N/P $700/mo+DD+ ref’s, util. incl. Brock 554-2228 2 BDRM close to sch/shop. recent reno, w/d, ns/np util incl $900 250-376-9897/372-8418 2bdrm NShore n/s, n/p util incl, a/c, clean newer home $900 Avail now 778-470-0899 2bdrm walk out suite on NShore, shr w/d, cls to sch/shp/bus, n/s, pet neg, $850 + low util in newer home Avail now (250) 376-0611 2Bdrm Westsyde, reno’d, sep ent, patio, n/s, n/p, util incl, shr w/d $1000 (250) 579-5574 2+den Westsyde, all amen 5 appl ns ref’s req’d $1050 /mo, 250-319-0961 avail now BATCH Heights 1bdrm suite. Sep entr. Priv incl utils N/S N/P No parties $650/mo+dd. Refs Avail Oct 15 376-4895. Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 372-5270 Daylight Bachelor Suite for single person $600/mo util incl + int/cab. Shared lndry N/S N/P 250-374-9983 Sahali N.SHORE ab/grnd 1bdrm incl f/s/w/d, util, ns/np. For mature quiet person! $850 376-0856
Recreation ✰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 DOWNTOWN motel rooms avail, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $725/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-372-7761 Mature female(55+) preferred shr kitchen and w/d $525/mon util inc 250-579-2511 lve mes
Shared Accommodation Furn bed rm cls to DownTown util incl must be employed or student $500 (250) 377-3158 Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 579-8193 Cell 250-572-1048 ROOM for rent in dwtwn men’s rooming house. $400 inc heat/hw. shared bthrm. No drinking/No drugs Call 250372-5550
Storage PARKING ANY SIZE by McArthur Island boat launch. Large ﬂat outdoor lot. $1/linear ft. 250.299.4285 ask for Sam
Suites, Lower 1Bdrm downtown N/P N/S includes all utils & digital cable $720/mth Nov 1 250-374-6122 1BDRM level entry in Brock $800/mo incl util Avail Nov1st ns/np 250-376-1712 after 5pm
1978 MG Motor Clutch Tranny $800 (250) 3764992 Maxmiller radial tires LT245/75 R16 4 winter/rim $800obo for ‘05 Ford Ranger 250-851-2025
BUY A car with Bad Credit! $0 Down, 24 Hour Approvals, Low Payments, No Credit OK. Approval Hotline Call 1-888222-0663 or Apply Online at www.CanadaDrives.ca
Cars - Domestic 02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $3900obo 319-1394 04 PT Cruiser GT Turbo. 5sp, loaded, 106,000kms, Excellent cond. $6500 (250) 319-9232 1995 Ford Escort LX, Red, standard, 212279kms, $1500 obo, exc cond. (250) 434-6743 2005 Chrysler 300C Hemi fully loaded auto new tires/snow $13,000 250-372-9405
RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $34.95(plus Tax)
2005 Suzuki Boulevard 800cc, windshield, 2 helmets, repair manual included. $4500. obo Phone (250)392-7484 2010 Kawaski KLR 650 4,900km like new $5000 (250) 372-2194
Off Road Vehicles 2008 Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV, 1363km & attachments 250-376-8009, 250-852-1751
318-4321 NO PETS
08Ford F150 8’ box 2 wd drive 5 speed manual 56,000 kms 8 tires $10,000 (1-250)800-0498 2003 F150 Ford 4X4, 161,000km, fully loaded, w/ canopy $10200 250-554-0175 2011 Blue Ford Ranger 4x4 auto pwr group, 20,000km $21,500obo (250) 828-1542 94 GMC 4x4, extended cab, 240km,new parts, fully loaded $2600 250-434-1896 96 GMC 4x4 3/4ton club cab 161270km wired for trailer, a/c, c/d, canopy incl, new battery $9,500 (250) 376-6918
Utility Trailers THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL
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374-0462 Adult Escorts #1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass ﬁgure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com
*some restrictions apply call for details
1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $6900. obo 250-577-3222
Cars - Sports & Imports
2004 Ford Adventurer 20ft Class C motorhome fully loaded $28,000 250-372-9405
Sexy, fun, accommodating, & discreet.
89 Dodge Daytona ES 5spd, 2.5lt, front wheel dr. 15”x6” cast alum wheels stored for 5 yrs, new bat. & mufﬂer TLC needed $1300 250579-9483 DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
*Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop
Boats Sailboat, 15.5’ Falcon, ﬁberglass, centreboard, new Northsails on trailer. $2750. Louis Creek. 250-672-9623
Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.
Pleasant Valley Trailer Sales Ltd.
7885 Hwy. 97, Vernon 250-545-2000 • 877-476-6558
ALL Pro Escorts & Strippers.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
*Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms
Sport Utility Vehicle 09 Jeep Patriot North 4x4 std, ac, fully loaded 61,500km drk green $18500 250-672-9623
26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $9,500 (250) 376-6918
2bdrm NShore n/p, a/c, w/d, Bright 3rd ﬂ quiet cls to all amen, Avail Oct 1st ref req $850+ util (250) 314-7035 3bdrm main ﬂoor Oak Hills area f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, util inc $1000 +dd (250) 579-9561 Downtown 2bdrm + den shared w/d, storage, n/s, n/p $1200 + util (250) 320-9205
Trucks & Vans
Best Value In Town
Vehicle Wanted WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.
Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-
Commercial Vehicles Toyota Forklift For Sale Model 42-6FG18 Max lift 3500lbs $5000obo 250-374-0462
Motorcycles 1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. 3 helmets incl $600obo (250)377-4661
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)
*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).
Scrap Car Removal CASH FOR CARS Up to $300 For any complete vehicle
250-374-2255 I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679
Boats 1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $12,000obo 376-4447 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $2900obo 319-1394
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
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association will be held at the Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
Run Till Rented “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)
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NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */â€ /â€ĄOffers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 Equinox LS (R7A), 2012 Silverado EXT (1SA) 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 trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Auto 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. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. â€ 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing 72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Chevrolet Silverado EXT/Cruze and Equinox (excluding LS models). 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 $138.89/$119.05 for 72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. â€ĄOffer(s) valid in Canada until September 30, 2012. 0% lease APR available for up to 48 months on a new or demonstrator 2012 Chevrolet Cruze (excluding LS, 1SA models), O.A.C by GM Financial. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada. Annual kilometre limit of 24,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Example Cruze LT Auto (R7C): $21,495 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $265.00 for 48 months. Total obligation is $12,735. Option to purchase at lease end is $8,760, plus applicable taxes. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Freight & PDI ($1,495) included. License, insurance, PPSA, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees, and other applicable fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. â€ â€ 0%/2.49%/0.99% purchase financing for 84 months on 2012 Cruze LS/Equinox LS/Silverado EXT on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. 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%/2.49%/0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $119.05/$129.85/$123.27. Cost of borrowing is $0/$907.15/$354.62, total obligation is $10,000/$10,907.15/$10,354.62. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. 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Your actual fuel consumption may vary. *^Based on retail registrations in the 12 months following launch. ^Chevrolet Equinox FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canadaâ€™s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. VWhichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. VVBased on latest competitive data available. â—ŠOffer only valid from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 (the â€œProgram Periodâ€?) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra (1500-3500), Chevrolet Avalanche/Colorado/S10; GMC Canyon/Sonoma; or Isuzu Light Duty Series, or any competitive pickup truck with a pickup bed. 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