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Parking rate hike could build parkade By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

PIG RIG HITS THE ROAD By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER

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T BEGAN WITH A POTLUCK AND A SMOKED PIG. Cathy Obertowich and Joe Thompson were casting around for a business idea when they were asked to bring a dish to a housewarming party. The couple, longtime fans of smoking their own meat, settled on a 10-pound pulled pork as their contribution — and other party guests went crazy for their dish. “Everyone was saying, ‘We have to get you to cater for us,” Obertowich said. While they toyed with opening a traditional restaurant, high upfront costs were a deterrent. Instead, they decided it was time to bring a big-city craze to the streets of the Tournament Capital and Cat and Joe’s Pig Rig — Kamloops’ first mobile food truck — was born. The truck will open for business at various locations around the city and on the Tk’emlups Indian Band reserve in March, offering pulled pork, burgers and bacon sandwiches, with an emphasis on local ingredients.

Pop some quarters in a parking meter and the cash supports a variety of city programs. But, if the city adopts a slate of new parking measures, more quarters it wants to add to the charge could go directly toward a parkade. City council got its first look at a plan to modernize parking in the downtown that swaps parking meters for digital pay stations and raises rates for the first time in 18 years. The plan is supported by downtown merchants and was originally pitched by the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association — but it comes with a condition. New revenue from the meter hike — up to $1 an hour from 50 cents as soon as the pay hubs arrive and rising to $1.50 by 2018 — must go into a reserve for parking improvements in the downtown. That has some councillors concerned. “I already hear it out there that there’s a big concern that people who live in Aberdeen or North Shore and they go downtown and pay for parking, all that money is going to stay downtown,” said Coun. Nelly Dever. She thinks the reserve should also

fund improvements that could take the pressure off the downtown, such as upgrading the Rivers Trail or running a shopping shuttle from Sahali. Councillors also quibbled over the naming of the fund, with Nancy Bepple suggesting the “transportation infrastructure fund,” which doesn’t tie it directly to projects downtown. Mayor Peter Milobar said the downtown business community wants the fund set up so a parkade gets built. “Let’s not kid ourselves. They’re not hoping this creates more bike paths somewhere else in the city,” he said. With the high cost of such a structure, Milobar said he doesn’t expect a future council would have a lot of extra cash to throw at other projects, should it commit to a parkade. But, council could leave the directions for the fund open, rather than committing to a specific type of project. Pat Wallace said council needs to be clear about where the extra parking cash is going and, in her opinion, it needs to fund a parkade. The public will get a chance to weigh in on the proposals on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Interior Savings Centre. Council will make a decision on the plans in March.

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New plant key to Riversong success By Dale Bass

Mike Miltimore is pretty much running every day to keep up with the burgeoning success of his new Riversong guitar line — and is now looking at creating a production plant to keep up with orders that are coming from all corners of the world.

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Mike Miltimore can’t wait to get out of the basement. It’s been a fine location as he started production of his innovative Riversong guitar line, but it’s time to move up — and out. Miltimore is working with consultants to finetune his guitar line and build a production plant following a successful presentation at the National Association of Music Merchants conference in Anaheim in January. “It was pretty amazing,� Miltimore said of the visit, which saw him line up a few licensing deals and take a step toward a worldwide distribution opportunity. “I have to tell you, I sat back and went ‘Oh gawd, what does all that mean now?’ � That’s why he’s hired some experts through the Business Development Bank of Canada — and they’ve already made some observations Miltimore said he’s never thought about for the production line. “To make the neck [of the guitar], they said we’re taking like 1,000 steps to do it and they’d like to get us down to three� Miltimore said with a laugh. “They asked us ‘Aren’t you tired at the end of the day?’ � Everything from the financial side to handling orders to designing a factory are being reviewed. With nothing more than some ideas in his head — which is also how his guitar design came about — Miltimore said he’s envisioning an 8,000-square-foot plant either downtown or in

Valleyview, ideally a stand-alone building where he could move production and ramp up to meet the growing demand. He’s already got plenty of back-ordered requests to fill. There are many aspects to its construction that make the guitar unique but key is a neck that extends through the body, enhancing structural support. The neck is attached to the body at the top with

a pivot that can be adjusted with an Allen key, making setup easier and quicker than with a traditionally built guitar. One immediate change the line’s growth has caused is you won’t find Miltimore in his usual office at Lee’s Music on Battle Street. He’s relocated into another area — and one of the first things he did there was to put up a map of the world on the wall to keep track of where his guitars are now going.

36 deaths identiďŹ ed at Kamloops Residential School By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

In the 49-year period reviewed by the Missing Children’s Research group, 36 deaths were identified to have happened to students at the Kamloops Residential School. However, said research manager Alex Maas, her group expects that number is significantly higher than the true figure.

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school during that time period it would have led to calls for an investigation. Gottfriedson noted many of the deaths have been attributed to tuberculosis and yet no alarm bells ran during that timeframe about the health conditions of the schools. The group was established to find answers to questions raised in the House of Commons about deaths and disappearances in the resi-

Gottfriedson said he believes a deeper investigation is required into why children died or fled the schools. He added he welcomes the information being shared now because so many of the records kept at residential schools were incomplete or inaccurate. “What’s being disclosed is something we’ve been asking for for a long period of time,� he said.

dential schools. In the six years since it was established, the group has identified 3,000 student deaths across the country with ongoing research trying to determine more precise numbers. Gottfriedson said having the information become public now will further help Canadians understand the plight of the First Nations and the injustices that occurred in the schools.

Have your say on the arts centre It’s time to start drawing up the wishlist. The City of Kamloops is hosting a public input session on Saturday, Feb. 23, and is asking residents what they want to see in and around a new performing arts space. In January, Mayor Peter Milobar struck a committee to spearhead the project. While some plans were made for a performing-arts centre when the city drew up its cultural strategic plan about a decade ago, Milobar said the committee wants to make sure that work matches up with citizens’ concerns today. “At the time, there was talk around blackbox theatres, things like that,� he said. “Is that still a priority for the community or not? It’s trying to get a sense of the size and scope that people are looking for.� Milobar said people should think about what they look for in a concert venue when they visit other cities, so the Kamloops’ centre can attract tourists from out of town as well. The session runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Rd.

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Many in Motion is Back! Last year you ran, walked, rolled, swam and skated 40,000 kilometers in celebration of Rick Hansen’s journey around the world. Join us on February 25th as the City of Kamloops launches the 2nd Annual Many in Motion campaign, complete with giant dot-filled posters and bingo dabbers. Place your dots on the board for every kilometer you complete at the Tournament Capital Centre, Canada Games and Westsyde Pools, or at City ice rinks. The aim this year is 20,000 kilometers. Why did we choose this distance? Because 20,000 is the approximate number of people in the Thompson Nicola Regional District that live with some form of disability. The main goal of the 2013 Many in Motion campaign, along with encouraging people to keep moving, is to continue raising awareness about disabilities and accessibility in our community. Disabilities can be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, and developmental, and may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime. Throughout this year’s campaign, the City will highlight the efforts being made by the many wonderful organizations in Kamloops who work alongside those with a disability(ies). Information booths, posters and Did You Know? facts and figures will help tell the story of the progress being made and the challenges still being faced. Rick Hansen may not be coming to our city to finish the last lap of the 2013 Many in Motion campaign, but we will continue honoring his legacy by making sure that Kamloops is a leader in creating an ever more accessible and inclusive community for all.

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Career Opportunities

Coordinated Enforcement Task Force Feb 25, 10 am Corporate Boardroom, City Hall

Competitions will remain open until the position is filled unless otherwise noted.

Police Committee Feb 25, 11:15 am Corporate Boardroom, City Hall

Applications are being accepted for the following union position:

Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Feb 26, 11:30 am Council Chambers

Sustainability Program Coordinator Competition: 04-07/13 Closing: Feb 28, 2013

Regular Council Meeting Feb 26, 1:30 pm

Applications are being accepted for the following management positions:

Downtown Parking Solutions Feb 26, 7 pm Interior Savings Centre, Parkside Lounge

Project Manager - Capital Projects Competition: 03-05/13 Assistant Capital Projects Manager Competition: 03-06/13

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Streets and Sign Shop Supervisor Competition: 03-07/13

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Assistant English Teachers Uji City, Japan Our sister city, Uji, Japan, would like to engage 2Assistant English Teachers for 2-3 year periods commencing Aug 1, 2013. The incumbent will: · Have a university degree with aspirations for the teaching profession; · Assist with English instruction in elementary and junior high schools; · Be willing to participate in extracurricular activities related to international exchange;

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Notes · Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) certification would be an asset; · Knowledge of Japanese language and culture would be beneficial. To express your interest in this position, please forward your resume by March 22, 2013 to: Attn: Jody Lewis, Executive Assistant City of Kamloops 7 Victoria Street West Kamloops, BC V2C 1A2 Email: jlewis@kamloops.ca

Downtown Enhancement Projects Public Input Session Tues, Feb 26, from 7 - 10 pm Interior Savings Centre, Parkside Lounge · On-Street Parking Solutions · Lorne Street / 1st Avenue Upgrade A new parking strategy to enhance customer service and parking options will be presented. Displays of the new parking technology will also be available. Second, the City will present a design to improve traffic flow between Riverside Park and the downtown. The design includes changes to intersections in the Lorne St./1st Ave./Victoria St. area and the addition of pedestrian-friendly open space and other landscape improvements.

Notes Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 23, 10 am – 1 pm TCC Meeting Rooms A-D Feb 23 provides an opportunity to review the plan for a Performing Arts Centre and provide input on what has been accomplished and how relevant the plan remains in guiding the growth and development of culture in Kamloops. As well, the time has come to hear your ideas with respect to the potential planning of a performing arts centre. Plan to attend and have a voice in ensuring that any plans made in the future have taken into consideration the breadth of input and creativity that could bring this project to reality. For more information call 250-8283663.

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No surprise — Liberals dislike NDP Dix ad-restriction idea By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

A private member’s bill from NDP leader Adrian Dix that would restrict government advertising is getting strong support from his party’s local candidates, but mixed reviews from their Liberal counterparts. “I don’t know if it’s really necessary,� said Todd Stone, who is running for the Liberals in Kamloops-South Thompson. The bill, which Dix introduced in the legislature earlier this week, calls for the province’s auditor general to review government ads to make sure they’re nonpartisan. It would also ban “non-essential� government advertising in the four months prior to an election. The NDP has criticized the Liberal government for a multi-million-dollar ad campaign it ran to promote its jobs plan, which included a series of prime-time TV spots featuring Premier Christy Clark. Dix’s bill, based on

similar legislation in place in Ontario, would block the government from using the name, voice or image of any MLA in ads, unless the advertisements are intended to run outside the province. Stone said the issue isn’t whether the premier or other MLAs appear in government ads, but whether the ads are factual. “I think the government has a responsibility and an obligation to let people know about its programs,� he said. NDP candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson Tom Friedman said the use of Clark in the government’s ads is clearly partisan — and that’s a problem. “I would say if the premier wasn’t in the ads, it certainly would help. If they’re presenting factual information about their jobs plan, that would be fine,� he said. “I have no objection to that and I don’t think this private member’s bill is meant to stop that.�

Kathy Kendall, who is running for the NDP in Kamloops-North Thompson, said voters are turned off by government advertisements that look like campaign ads. “There’s no money for legal aid, there’s no money to keep seniors in their homes, there’s no money for community living,� she said. “But, there’s $16.6 million for ads that everyone recognizes are partisan and pushing the Liberal government right before the election.� Terry Lake, Kamloops-North Thompson’s Liberal MLA, called the timing of Dix’s bill a “political ploy,� but said the idea might have some merit. “We’re in the silly season now and this is part of that. It’s interesting that he didn’t come up with this sooner,� Lake said. “But, I think once the election’s over and a new administration takes government it’s something that will have some consideration at least.�

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LOCAL NEWS Thompson Rivers University MBA student Natalie Peace and 97.5 The River-Radio NL on-air personality Matt Bellamy are getting pumped for this year’s Kamloops YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Fitness Challenge. Local celebrities are putting their best efforts on the line to help raise money for the Y. Dave Eagles/KTW

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A dozen Kamloops celebrities will strap on their running shoes and hit the gym this month as the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA kicks off its annual Strong Kids fundraiser. The campaign raises money to send children to summer camp and provide swimming lessons and other fitness opportunities to kids and their families. Campaign co-ordinator Darcy Harris said more than 400 kids and 1,200 people applied for financial aid to take part in Y programming last year. “The Strong Kids fundraiser is our most important fundraiser to ensure access to everyone — and, often, it’s those families that are

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HETHER CHRISTY CLARK’S GOVERNMENT SURVIVES THE MAY ELECTION OR NOT, THE NATURAL GAS “PROSPERITY FUND” IDEA FLOATED IN LAST WEEK’S THRONE SPEECH IS A USEFUL ONE. B.C. is poised to join Alberta in the upper rank of energy producing jurisdictions, with an expanding network of natural gas collection, refining and processing into liquid (LNG) for export. Clark’s pre-election throne speech proposed a resource fund similar to Alberta’s Heritage Fund that would be reserved for debt reduction and major projects, rather than spent on programs, which tends to happen under the political pressure of fouryear election cycles. Opposition politicians and media commentators have dismissed this as a pre-election stunt. They note the LNG industry in B.C. doesn’t exist yet and may never produce the hundreds of billions of dollars projected during the next 30 years. I returned for a visit to B.C.’s northeast earlier this month and I can tell you the gas boom is real. My parents homesteaded east of Dawson Creek near the Alberta border in 1962 and I recall when our farm was drilled for gas by Gulf Canada 40 years ago. Many more gas wells have been drilled since then and country roads have been widened and numbered for industrial traffic. Hydraulic fracturing, already in use when our farm was drilled, has

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VICTORIA been combined with directional drilling to open up huge new supplies. A farming community called Montney is the latest hot play, yielding not only shale gas but petroleum liquids, which are valuable for diluting heavy oil among other things. B.C. has never seen this kind of international-investment interest before. Initial projects have been joined by global players such as British Gas and Mitsubishi, a key player in Japan’s replacement of its devastated nuclear power program. Spectra Energy, which operates one of North America’s biggest gas processing plants at Fort Nelson and has another one under construction nearby, has begun work on a third plant near Dawson Creek. Spectra and British Gas have also proposed the latest of several pipelines, to move all this gas to an LNG terminal at Prince Rupert. The Kitimat-Prince Rupert region now has at least five proposed terminals, with investors including Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and state players from China and Korea. All this is happening as shale gas is developed across the United

States as well. As with oil, Canada is a captive of the U.S. market, and the flood of new gas supply has the North American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom. Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago and now, as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas. Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale-gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more on that in a subsequent column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

The B.C. Liberal government’s plans to boost income taxes on business and high-income earners takes a page out of the NDP opposition’s plans — and makes sense. The NDP plan had called for the corporate tax rate to go to 12 per cent, where it stood in 2008. The Liberals want to boost the corporate tax rate to 11 per cent on April 1. The provincial government will also impose a higher personal income-tax rate on individuals with incomes of $150,000 or more. Their provincial income taxes will rise 2.1 per cent to a rate of 16.8 per cent, as of Jan. 1, 2014. Both of these tax increases are necessary at this time, given the financial shackles the province is in. It has been running large deficits, at least partly because of much lower natural-gas prices, which have affected government revenues. The province is claiming it will balance the budget in 2013-2014, largely because it plans to sell $800-million in surplus property. Given the real-estate market has softened somewhat, that is probably an optimistic figure. There is nothing wrong with selling surplus properties, but there are probably too many properties on the list. The provincial government is also boosting MSP premiums again next year. This is completely unfair to moderate income earners, who do not get the exemption from paying the premiums that goes to low-income earners. This will be the fifth year in a row the premiums will increase and they will have jumped by 28 per cent since 2008. There should be no additional boost in MSP premiums. This budget is crafted with the May 14 election in mind and, while its revenue assumptions may be sound, as economist Tim O’Neill has asserted, it is very much a political document. It is designed to convince wavering voters that the Liberals are competent money managers. Over the course of the past 12 years, the Liberals have been sound money managers much of the time but, in recent years, their record has been more mixed. The Liberals were hoping for a big boost in revenue through the HST, but that was torpedoed by voters because of the bumbling way the government brought in the tax. That hurt their reputation as competent managers. By adopting part of the NDP platform, the Liberals may have unintentionally telegraphed that the NDP too has good fiscal ideas. — Langley Times

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Re: Story: Stone dismisses Dix’s Science World pledge: “Not promising what they cannot pay for, but Adrian Dix is talking Science World funding and Tom Friedman was talking provincial funds for a performing-arts center. “What do they think of Ajax? “Our community might be more interested in hearing them speak about a real local issue. “Friedman has spent the last few years sniping from the sideline without contributing anything of value to our community. “Why does he think he deserves to represent us?” — posted by Peter McKenna

Re: Story: Killer has day parole extended: “Great — sounds like he is going to be a model citizen.” “Got to love our legal system. “Kill someone, be involved in a few incidents in prison and then receive a get-out-of-jailearly card. “What crap!” — posted by Kevin Smith

Speaking out for clean air Roe decision shows Editor: A human embryo in the womb adds 250,000 brain cells a minute. Unfortunately, “thousands of toxic substances can cross the placenta and impair the process, leaving brain cells stressed, inflamed, less well-developed,” according to Dr. Brian Moench, president of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. Moench links toxins, including lead and other heavy metals, with autism, attention-deficit disorder and behavioural problems in children. Sadly, such toxins would be released into the air by the open-pit copper-gold mine proposed for the south end of Kamloops.

The mining company, KGHM Ajax, promises to control the spread of toxin-laced dust, but all mines find this a challenge, even when using state-of-the-art technologies. To see evidence, all one needs to do is take a drive near Highland Valley Copper Mine on a windy day. Highland Valley and Ajax are similar in many ways. However, there’s one big difference — Highland Valley is located in a thinly populated area 75 kilometres from Kamloops. By contrast, the proposed Ajax mine would be halfway within city limits and only 1.5 kilometres from the nearest school and houses. The mine would be

upwind of the city, which means the southwest winds common here would carry mine-generated dust throughout Kamloops. The temperature inversions common here would trap it near the surface, where we and our children would be forced to breathe it. The mine promises economic benefits including 380 direct jobs during operation. Is the trade-off worth it? Moench will speak on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in the Parkside Lounge at Interior Savings Centre. Also speaking will be Cherise Udell, president of Utah Moms for Clean Air. Elma Schemenauer Kamloops

Kamloops Players not so young Editor: Re: (‘Love Letters takes unique approach,’ Feb. 14): The producer of the Kamloops Players’ current play, Betty Nelson, is quoted in the KTW article as stating the Kamloops Players Society is a “young” group, “starting to pump out a lot of plays and get our name out.” I’m not sure where Nelson got her informa-

tion, but nothing could be further from the truth. Your readers might be interested to know the Kamloops Players has been operating continuously since 1967 as a community theatre group and has produced at least two plays, and often more, each year. Furthermore, the last thing any theatre group would do is

“pump out” plays. Each production takes commitment, hard work, ability and time. Finally, Kamloops Players has always worked hard to keep Kamloops audiences up-to-date on what it is doing and most people would be surprised to learn that, according to Nelson, the group is just starting to do that. Marilyn Stephens Kamloops

Delicious Rotary dinner appreciated Editor: I would like to thank the Kamloops West Rotary Club for providing its 29th annual free dinner for seniors. I speak not only for myself, but for the other 269 guests who attended. The dinner was delicious, turkeys ably cooked by Chapters Viewpoinet and all served with many smiles by Rotarians and their families.

The desserts were so tasty — and home-cooked by the ladies. Following the dinner, we were entertained by Jesse Jones, who had us laughing and singing along with him. Altogether, it was a grand evening. Thank you. Alison M. Patton Kamloops

justice system broken Editor: Re: The KTW story of Feb. 14 detailing the fact convicted killer Stephen Roe has had his day parole extended (‘Killer has day parole extended’): Once again, the Canadian justice system has shown it cares little for the damage and suffering caused to victims and the families of the person murdered. I am truly amazed and disappointed that the Parole Board of Canada has seen fit to grant day parole to Roe, never mind extending it. This guy should spend the rest of his days behind bars. Just take a look at his crime and subsequent behaviour while in prison. Yeah, right — we are all sure he will be a model citizen in the future. After viewing his Feb. 21, 2006, attack on David Holditch on the courtroom video, it was very apparent this was a premeditated, vicious attack with the intent to maim or kill Holditch. I remember the judge asking the prosecutor at the preliminary hearing why this was not presented as a first-degree murder charge. I believe the prosecutor said, “We think we can better make a second-degree murder STEPHEN ROE charge stick.” Wow. What the most recent story did not mention was the fact Roe, during his hunt for Holditch, had stopped at another Esso gas station prior to jumping back in the taxi and carrying on to the Aberdeen Esso, where he finally found, cornered and killed Holditch. Seems to me that kind of action requires a little forethought. Until there is sincere, caring and solid action to help protect victims and families of such horrendous crimes, the Parole Board of Canada and the justice system might just as well pack up and go back to their respective cocoons because the way I and thousands of other Canadians see it, the systemic rot and leniency in Canada’s justice system will continue to get worse and people of the likes of Roe can, after a few years of so-called rehab, go merrily about their lives. Meanwhile, victims have been denied their right to a full life. I feel very bad for the family Holditch. They have to continually live with the loss of David. When will the rights of crime victims be recognized in a decent fashion? And, was it really necessary to bring up the girlfriend’s name again? The story was about day parole for Roe. Does it really make for a more juicy read if other names are also mentioned? She, too, as an innocent bystander, has to live with the memory of this obscene, vicious crime. L. P. Larkin Kamloops

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Wine festival on the menu Cholesterol Clinic By Dale Bass

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Fifteen years is a good age for a bottle of wine — and it’s also a fine time to celebrate the fruit of the vine and support the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG). The 15th annual KAG Wine Festival runs from March 8 to Mary 16 and includes restaurant meal/wine pairings and the wrap-up consumer wine-tasting event at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. Other highlights include special dinner-wine groupings at Jack Sam’s and the Quaaout Lodge, the Black Iron Restaurant at Tobiano, the Fireside at the Plaza Hotel, the Commodore Grand Cafe and Lounge and Terra Restaurant, which is holding its event on Thursday, March 21, outside the festival time span to accommodate the winery it wants to feature. The festival is one of the main KAG fundraisers, said gallery fundraising events coordinator Judy Basso, and the tasting at the Coast hotel is always one of the first to sell out. Tickets for it are $45 plus HST and the hotel is offering a reduced room rate for those who want to stay for the night. A highlight at the tasting will be a booth staffed by Discover Wines, a major retailer in B.C. that is about to open an outlet at Columbia Square

Cityview TD Canada Trust branch manager Lindy Baird (left) and small-business banking manager Daljit Sadhra raise a glass to toast their involvement as the main sponsor of this year’s Kamloops Art Gallery Wine Festival. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Third dog approved after city considers appeal She doesn’t have a third dog yet, but Tosha Moen will soon, and with the city’s blessing. Moen was at council on Feb. 19 to ask for permission to purchase a third dog, one more than allowed under city bylaws. It’s the second time the Elm Avenue resident has come forward with the request. Last year, council denied her request for a three-dog variance

CITY HALL but, on appeal, agreed to put Moen’s request out to the public. Moen said she wants a third dog because her oldest animal’s health is starting to fail and she feels unsafe hiking and skiing in the backcountry. Council passed the variance without discussion.

Rarebirds closer to roost A communal housing project in Kamloops is one step closer to reality. Council agreed to take a rezoning application from the Rarebirds Housing Co-Operative for 772 Battle St. to public hearing.

The applicants, who want to build a single-family home with six sleeping spaces, need the city to amend its definition of “single family” for their home. The city defines family as a maximum of three unrelated people or two or more people related by blood, marriage, adoption or a foster agreement. The Rarebirds’ co-op can house up to

12 unrelated people. Coun. Marg Spina called the project an innovative way of providing housing and said communal living could benefit older residents who can support each other and stay in their homes longer.

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Workshop looks at respect The Kamloops Immigrant Services Society will host a Respect Network diversity workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to address the issue. “We are working to promote respect for all and address discrimination issues,” said Annette Sharkey, one of the organizers. “We know there is racism and discrimination in the community.” The workshop — which is free and includes a lunch — is primarily directed toward non-profit societies, government agencies and businesses. “A participant could be someone working on the frontline or is a human resources officer,” said Sharkey. Facilitator Paula Carr will focus on the topic “Growing an intercultural community: A process of being, belonging and becoming.”

The Respect Network is funded by the provincial government and it includes community groups in the Thompson-Okanagan working to ensure all residents are welcomed, valued and respected. The Kamloops workshop will be at the KIS office, held at 448 Tranquille Rd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizations wishing to register for the workshop can email coyotefoxconsulting@gmail.com. For more information on the Respect Network, go to respectnetwork.ca. Sharkey said racism is an uncomfortable issue but she hopes the workshop will be well-attended. “It’s all about opening our eyes to other cultures. The workshop is very positive so people can learn,” she said.

Missing parole sought A warrant has been issued for Hasson Berrington Wilson, 43, after he allegedly failed to report to his parole officer. Wilson is described as a First Nation male, five-foot-nine-inches tall, weighing 186

pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He had been living at a private residence in Kamloops at the time of his parole suspension. Police have warned Wilson is considered violent and may be armed.

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Junior Achievers of B.C. busy at TRU today The university campus may be quieter this week — it’s reading week there — but at least 20 classrooms will be busy today (Feb. 21) as Junior Achievement of British Columbia holds its Economics for Success program. Regional manager Gemma Gowling said several hundred students in grades 9 and 10 and about 40 business volunteers will take part in the program, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. in various locations at Thompson Rivers University. The program focuses on key skills

students will need in the future: Budgeting, planning, understanding the cost of living on their own, finding an apartment and other life skills that have a business-related basis. Too often, students head out in search of a first job with the expectation they’ll be able to move out and pay for the life they envision in their head, Gowling said. “But, the reality is, if you’re working an entry-level job, that probably won’t happen. We talk about the realities they’ll face.”

The volunteers will tell their own stories and then guide the students through the exercise, Gowling said. The Daybreak Rotary Club of Kamloops is providing the learning materials and other community organizations are sponsoring other aspects of the event — including lunch for the students, which will see 100 pizzas delivered for what will undoubtedly be rapid consumption, Gowling said. It wraps up with a keynote address by Jo Berry in the Grand Hall of the Campus Activity Centre.

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The next public step on the path to creation of a possible university village will come in April, when a morestructured presentation will be given on the idea. Cliff Neufeld, Thompson Rivers University’s vice-president of administration and finance, who is overseeing the project, said a preliminary public open house held earlier this month was not a highly structured event deliberately, “to avoid pre-conceived ideas.” Neufeld, who is due to retire on March 1, said the April session will have more structure and more opportunity for discussion. The proposed university village is part of the institution’s long-term strategic plan. The project involves looking at the campus open space and finding ways to use it to enhance campus life, teaching and research. The first session, attended by about 50 people, featured large display boards with some concepts. Participants were encouraged to discuss the ideas and their own visions for a village concept with the three representatives of consulting firm Stantec, who mingled with the group. Behind the public side is a committee guiding the process,

Neufeld said, with representatives from the student body, faculty, administration, the board of governors and the City of Kamloops. A broad-based com-

mittee was created, Neufeld said, because any village created needs to reflect and fit in with the surrounding community. The April meeting

will move the project forward after the committee considers the ideas provided at the first session. Another meeting is anticipated in the

fall, which will come close to a final proposal but still provide input before a draft is presented to the board of governors, Neufeld said.

Special thanks to Krystal Klymchuk and Michelle Anderson at Makk Events for organizing such a successful fundraising dinner at Tumbleweeds Neighbourhood Pub. Many thanks also the those attended the dinner and who bid on items at the Silent Auction. We appreciate all the thoughtful donors including the following businesses and individuals: Kamloops Art Gallery, Starbucks, Fran Johnson,Shirley Chursky, Pine Ridge Golf Course, La Dolce Vita, Changes Hair Studio and Spa, Lordco Auto Parts, Golfland, Blazer Hockey Club, Kamloops Symphony, BC Wildlife Park, Peters Pasta, Stephanie Patsula, Judy Mouldey, Heath Quest Wellness Center, Soul Touch Sun and Spa, Western Canada Theatre Company ,Michelle Anderson, and Krystal Klymchuk.

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TRU all about jobs on March 7 The 10th annual TRU Job Fair will be held on campus on Thursday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Campus Activity Centre. Up to 50 employers are expected to take part, representing community, provincial and national organizations. About 2,000 students are expected to attend. Three workshops are being offered in advance of the job fair to provide students with help writing cover letters and resumes and putting together portfolios. Reservations are required. For more information, go online to tru. ca/careereducation/ events/job_fair.html.

Resume-writing workshop offered Kevin Watt of Open Door Group will host a resumewriting workshop at the Kamloops Library

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B.C. budget borrows NDP tax hikes 16.8 per cent for two years, starting next January. That increase is to be rolled back to the current rate of 14.7 per cent in 2015, de Jong said. Dix has indicated that if the NDP forms government, he would impose an incometax increase for those earning $150,000 or more a year, with specifics promised in the NDP election platform. De Jong stressed B.C.’s personal income-tax rates are still the lowest in Canada for those earning up to $122,000 a year. With a provincial election set for May 14, the budget will not be passed by the time the brief legislature session ends in late March. Its measures are part of a campaign platform for Premier Christy Clark’s government and

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Province to sell city property Tranquille Road site among 16 Crown lands in B.C. to be sold to raise about $260 million By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

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VICTORIA — Finance Minister Mike de Jong unveiled his government’s promised balanced budget this week, bolstered by Crown property sales, increased income-tax rates and economic growth expected to continue for three years. De Jong’s projections call for spending to increase by 1.5 per cent overall in the coming three years, with health-care spending increases of 2.3, 2.7 and 2.2 per cent over the same period. “This is not enough even to maintain existing health-care services, given the cost of population growth and inflation, not to mention what’s needed to make needed improvements,” said Debra McPherson, president of the B.C. Nurses’ Union. “As a result, health authorities will be forced to continue jamming hospital patients into offices, lounges and other areas not designed for patient care, as

well as using hallways to take up the slack.” De Jong argued the government has already established a track record of containing the rise of health-care funding in recent years. His budget also adds a four per cent increase in Medical Services Plan premiums to take effect next January, the latest in a series of increases paid by individuals or their employers for basic medical care. Business organizations are concerned about a one per cent increase in corporate income tax, on top of the carbon tax on fossil fuels and the end of the harmonized sales tax that provided input tax credits. Rick Jeffery, president of the Coastal Forest Products Association, said the return of the provincial sales tax amounts to a $140-million tax increase to his members. The forest industry understands the financial pressure and the revolt against the HST, but

now needs regulatory reform and skills training from the government to keep it competitive, he said. The Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association applauded the end to the HST, projecting a year of growth for B.C.’s 12,000 restaurants once the sales tax on prepared foods drops by seven per cent on April 1. Finance officials say 16 Crown properties to be put on the market this year are expected to produce a net return of $260 million. They include a vacant lot on Tranquille Road in Kamloops, a former hospital site and two vacant lots in Surrey, a vacant lot near Victoria General Hospital and the former location of North Saanich middle school. The government expects to finish the current fiscal year with a deficit of $1.2 billion, the fourth straight deficit since the global economic meltdown that unfolded before the 2009 election.

Education fund has $1,200 for kids under seven A children’s education fund set up by the B.C. government in 2007 is being distributed to parents, with a suggestion that they add to the fund for their kids’ education. Payouts of $1,200 will be made from the fund for each child as they turn six. To qualify, parents have to open a Registered Education Savings Plan and apply for the grant

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NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS HIGHLAND DRIVE WIDENING This is the first of two notices to advise electors in the City of Kamloops of the intention to adopt the “Highland Drive Widening Loan Authorization By-law No. 14-1-171”. The purpose of the by-law is to borrow an amount not to exceed $3,342,112 to finance the cost to reconstruct and widen 2.2 km of Highland Drive from Valleyview Drive to Qu’appelle Boulevard that will be repaid over a period not to exceed 15 years. It is estimated that the borrowing will result in a tax increase for the average residential property of $5.19 per year. A copy of By-law No. 14-1-171 and a summary of the proposal are available from the Legislative Services Division at City Hall during each business day of the week between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. For project details, please contact Deven Matkowski, Engineering Manager, at telephone 250-828-3318 or email: dmatkowski@kamloops.ca The City of Kamloops proposes to borrow the money and reconstruct and widen Highland Drive unless, by 4:30 pm on April 2, 2013, at least 10% of the electors in the whole of the City of Kamloops sign an elector response form opposing the implementation of the proposal unless the City of Kamloops holds a vote. The number of elector responses required to prevent the City of Kamloops from proceeding unless a vote is held is estimated to be 6,886. A report respecting the basis on which this determination was made is available upon request from the Legislative Services Division, City Hall. Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms Elector responses are required to be submitted to the City of Kamloops on forms that can be obtained during regular business hours from the Legislative Services Division at City Hall; the form may also be downloaded from the main page of the City of Kamloops website at www.kamloops.ca. The only elector response forms that will be accepted by the City of Kamloops are the ones provided by the City of Kamloops, or an accurate copy of the form. Only electors of the City of Kamloops are eligible to sign the elector response forms. There are two types of electors - resident electors and non-resident property electors. Resident elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has resided in the City of Kamloops for the previous 30 days prior to signing an elector response form.

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Non-resident property elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has owned property in the City of Kamloops for the previous 30 days prior to signing an elector response form. Note that only one non-resident property elector may sign an elector response form per property, regardless of how many people own the property. Resident electors signing the elector response form must provide their full name and address. Non-resident property electors must provide their full name, residential address and the address of the property in relation to which they are entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. The City of Kamloops will not share the information on the form with anyone other than the Corporate Officer, or other person designated by the Corporate Officer. Submissions and Further Information Signed Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms must be delivered, faxed, or emailed no later than 4:30 pm on April 2, 2013 (postmarks not accepted), to: Legislative Services Division, City Hall 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops BC V2C 1A2 Telephone: 250-828-3483; fax: 250-828-3578; email: legislate@kamloops.ca


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Explore the possibilities As a parent, you are likely assisting your child with their plans to pursue post-secondary education. The decision will determine whether they find employment, the type of careers available to them and their chance of finding a career they are passionate about and can make a good living pursuing. One of the biggest perks of a diploma, degree or trade certification is that these credentials have been proven to guarantee a higher income.

In other words, a post-secondary education definitely pays off. Both of you are probably overwhelmed by the variety of education and training options available. Options include university, college, career-training institutes, trades training, apprenticeship, adult education, mature studies and distance education. This is where the Kamloops Education & Career Fair comes in. On Monday, Feb. 25, at the Kamloops Convention Centre,

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Education and Career Fair

Online studying growing While many post-secondary institutions are holding their own in online-learning registrations, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has seen its numbers grow by seven per cent within B.C. and 15 per cent in other provinces. Gordon Tarzwell, vice-provost of the open-learning school, said the growth is “a positive indication of the growing national reputation of TRU” and reflects the value the institution is seen to be providing to students. Distance learning is a growing area in post-secondary education throughout North America, Tarzwell said. That expansion is likely the result of several realities students now face. Tuition is expensive, he said, and many students find they must work longer hours to pay for it. Distance learning provides flexibility for students to study according to their own schedule, Tarzwell said. Housing costs can also be a major expense that might deter a potential student from moving to live in a community with a university, making online study more appealing. And the simple reality that often students are working for lower wages and can’t afford to take a full course load might make distance learning attractive, he said. Many of the students studying in open learning are also working full-time, Tarzwell said. The average age is in the upper 20s and many are simply taking courses to add to their skillset or finish school they may have started before.

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NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS PULP MILL SANITARY FORCE MAIN This is the first of two notices to advise electors in the City of Kamloops of the intention to adopt the “Pulp Mill Sanitary Force Main Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 14-1-170”. The purpose of the by-law is to borrow an amount not to exceed $2,979,500 to finance the cost to install 3 km of 750 mm diameter PVC sanitary force main along a portion of Mission Flats Road to convey sewage from the entire south shore of Kamloops to the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre that will be repaid over a period not to exceed 15 years. It is estimated that the borrowing will result in a tax increase for the average residential property of $6.69 per year. A copy of By-law No. 14-1-170 and a summary of the proposal are available from the Legislative Services Division at City Hall during each business day of the week between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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Obertowich and Thompson don’t expect to be alone on the roads for long. “I think it could be the start of something really big,” said Thompson, pointing to Vancouver, where more than 100 trucks are permitted to serve food streetside. The couple plans to set up in Valleyview Square and (with permission) in front of various businesses on the reserve and in the city. For now, though, there’s one place hungry customers won’t find them — in downtown Kamloops. While city regulations permit some outdoor food vendors to operate in the central business district, the zoning category that covers most of the downtown core between First and Sixth avenues, only trailers without motors and pushcarts are welcome. Motorized food trucks are limited to four zones, while pushcart vendors get more than twice that number. Randy Lambright, manager of planning and development for the city, said he’s not sure why the city initially imposed stricter restrictions on food trucks, but suggested it may be because they tend to be so much larger than a hot-dog cart, which can sit on the sidewalk. There’s also the parking issue — always a hot one in downtown Kamloops. Food trucks take up parking spots, whether

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on the street or in parking lots, which can hurt brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. For their part, Obertowich and Thompson don’t think their 24-foot truck should take up spots on Victoria Street either, but they’d like to be able to get closer to the downtown than the outer reaches of Lorne or Battle streets. “Some rules are going to have to be looked at,” Thompson said. Lambright said the city plans to do just that this year. While the increasing popularity of food trucks is part of the drive to update city rules, he said they aren’t the only mobile businesses interested in setting up shop in Kamloops. “We’ve had other mobile businesses who want to, for example, erect a tent in the middle of a parking lot and start repairing windshields,” he said. The city plans to talk with the businessimprovement associations on both shores and may also hold public input sessions as it revamps its policy. “It raises a whole range of issues that existing businesses would want to have input on,” Lambright said. “For example, those

businesses that are already in existing buildings, that have paid their taxes and put in landscaping and built a building and things of that nature, only to have a competitor come by and be able to put up a tent next door and siphon off some of their customers.” Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association general manager Gay Pooler is not sure what members will think of food trucks, but agreed it’s a conversation the city needs to have before too many more pour into town. “Mobile vendors do add vibrancy to the street, but you’ve got to make sure it doesn’t impact your bricks-and-mortar stores,” she said. Pooler said discussions with her counterpart in downtown Vancouver led her to believe food trucks can co-exist with other downtown businesses. “It can work, yes, because it’s a different experience,” she said. “If you want to sit down and have a beer with your lunch. you have to go to a restaurant. If you want to have a business lunch. you’re not going to go to a mobile cart.” On the North Shore, Morgan Smith thinks

more food trucks could also help her. While her Holy Crepe trailer doesn’t move from its Fortune Drive location unless she’s working a festival, Smith bills her operation as Kamloops’ first food truck. And like any first, Holy Crepe took some people by surprise when it opened in 2011. “I think people were hesitant in the beginning, like not sure if it’s safe or how it works or how long it’s going to take or where to order,” she said. “Just the little things that make people feel comfortable interacting with a business.” Since then, the glutenfree creperie has built up a loyal following, but Smith said having more food trucks in the city, and getting more Kamloopsians familiar with that style of dining, could also boost her business. “It’s just a matter of getting more food trucks and more time. People say all the time, ‘You should be on Eat Street,’” she said, referencing the Food Network’s popular reality TV show focused on food trucks. “I think it’ll happen. It just needs a little more time.”

The City of Kamloops proposes to borrow the money and install the sanitary pulp main along a portion of Mission Flats Road unless, by 4:30 pm on April 2, 2013, at least 10% of the electors in the whole of the City of Kamloops sign an elector response form opposing the implementation of the proposal unless the City of Kamloops holds a vote. The number of elector responses required to prevent the City of Kamloops from proceeding unless a vote is held is estimated to be 6,886. A report respecting the basis on which this determination was made is available upon request from the Legislative Services Division, City Hall. Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms Elector responses are required to be submitted to the City of Kamloops on forms that can be obtained during regular business hours from the Legislative Services Division at City Hall; the form may also be downloaded from the main page of the City of Kamloops website at www.kamloops.ca. The only elector response forms that will be accepted by the City of Kamloops are the ones provided by the City of Kamloops, or an accurate copy of the form. Only electors of the City of Kamloops are eligible to sign the elector response forms. There are two types of electors - resident electors and non-resident property electors. Resident elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has resided in the City of Kamloops for the previous 30 days prior to signing an elector response form. Non-resident property elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has owned property in the City of Kamloops for the previous 30 days prior to signing an elector response form. Note that only one non-resident property elector may sign an elector response form per property, regardless of how many people own the property. Resident electors signing the elector response form must provide their full name and address. Non-resident property electors must provide their full name, residential address and the address of the property in relation to which they are entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. The City of Kamloops will not share the information on the form with anyone other than the Corporate Officer, or other person designated by the Corporate Officer. Submissions and Further Information Signed Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms must be delivered, faxed, or emailed no later than 4:30 pm on April 2, 2013 (postmarks not accepted), to: Legislative Services Division, City Hall 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops BC V2C 1A2 Telephone: 250-828-3483; fax: 250-828-3578; email: legislate@kamloops.ca

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ARTHUR DONALD (DON) PEDERSEN July 27, 1939 – February 12, 2013

Don was born in Wells, BC, and lived throughout BC and the Yukon, settling in Kamloops and finally Nanaimo. He was an outgoing man with a strong personality, who loved life and lived it his way. Never to be forgotten by family and his many friends, Don was predeceased by son Rob, survived by wife Pat, son Dan (Shannon), daughter Beverly (Paul) and grandchildren Justine, Josh, Damon & Taylor. Don did many things throughout his life - welding, placer mining, boat building, mechanic, sales, equipment operator, chartering, and commercial fishing to name a few. He was a guy who always had a story to tell about his life and adventures. Don’s great passions were boats, hunting and fishing. He was very grateful to his friends in Kamloops, Don James and Ross Davidson, who went out of their way to make those last hunting & fishing trips happen. When those trips were no longer possible, Don & his little buddy Fergus would sit and watch the hunting channel for hours. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on March 2nd at the Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.

WILLIAM WAYNE COCHRAN (October 27, 1942 - February 3, 2013)

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Papa, Bill Cochran, at the young age of 70 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judy, and their three children: son Del (Colleen) Cochran, daughters Melanie (Steve) Aura and Lisa Cochran, all of Kamloops. Papa will be greatly missed and remembered by his 4 grandchildren, Chelsea & Jordyn Cochran, Owen & Hunter Aura, and his faithful companion Brady. He will also be missed by his brother Dale (Margaret) Cochran of Kamloops, brothers-in-law Jerry (Jackie) Kemle of Sylvan Lake, AB; Dennis (Cheryl) Kemle of Creston, BC and Dale Kemle of Edmonton, AB and numerous nieces, nephews and many longtime friends. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on February 25, 2013 at the Japanese Cultural Centre, 160 Vemon Avenue, Kamloops at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke, BC Cancer Society, Canadian Lung Association or a charity of your choice. Forever in our Hearts

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RICHARD CHARLES HADDOCK

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July 16th, 1943 ~ February 15th, 2013

“Everyday in some small way, We miss you more than words can say, In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.” Dick was born July 16th, 1943 in Vancouver, BC and spent most of his younger years in Marpole. His career with the L.D.B. took him and his family to Dawson Creek for 10 years, and then to Kamloops where he retired in 2003 after 35 years of dedicated service. Dick loved the outdoor life, especially camping, fishing and golfing. Also, for many years, he and Heather line danced at the Jack Daniels Saloon. He loved to travel south, cruise with family and friends and he spent many hours on the lake enjoying the serenity and peacefulness.

DORA IRENE REBER 1929 ~ 2013

Dora Irene Reber of Kamloops passed away on February 16, 2013, at 83 years of age.

Once he retired, his passion turned to cooking and he spent many hours watching “Emeril Live.” Everybody was a friend to Dick because he had the “gift of gab” and was always available to lend a helping hand. While surrounded by his family members, a squeeze of his wife’s hand was a sign to her he was ready to be with his loved ones who passed away before him. Dick will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years Heather, their 2 children Cheryl and David, his sister Lois, his grandchildren Rick, Kiira, Alicia, Jessica, and Pyper, great-grandson Derrick, and by numerous loving family and friends. Heather and her family would like to send a warm hug to all of the nurses and care aids at the Kamloops Hospice for the tender care of their loved one, Dick, who valiantly fought to conquer the Big C. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC, V2E 2S9. As per Dick’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Don Reber, and forever cherished by her son, Ken Reber of Kamloops, and daughter, Bonnie (Reber) Walsh of Kamloops, grandchildren Jessica Burns-Reber, Ryan Burns-Reber, and Billy Walsh. Dora will also be missed by her sister, Linda Hatch. She was predeceased by brothers; Peter, Smyrl, Stanley, Jackie, Harry and Clifford Klassen. A Funeral Service will be held at Sa-Hali Fellowship, 1565 Summit Drive, February 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Don Maione officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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It is with great loss and sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Ryan Boulter of Kamloops, BC. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. After an amazing fight, Ryan succumbed to multiple organ failure on February 7, 2013 at Vancouver General Hospital with his family by his side. Ryan has left behind his wife, Jane, daughter Mikko, age 5, son Atikk, age 4, parents Lynne & Clay Boulter, brother Thane Boulter (Debbie), sister Tara Bradshaw (Eugene), nieces Sierra, Raelyn, Jenae, nephews Taylon and Skyler, and other family and friends. Ryan will always be loved and never forgotten. A memorial service and tea will be held on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Schoenings Funeral Home, Kamloops.

BARBARA ANNE DAVIDSON (PARKINS)

On February 18, 2013, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Harry William Wright passed away at R.I.H. in Kamloops at age 78.

August 30, 1941 - February 18, 2013 With heartfelt sadness we say goodbye to Barbara Anne Davidson.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Rochelle, brothers Ralph, Walt and Cliff, and grand-daughter Tania Twamley. Harry was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in Success, Saskatchewan, where his family farmed until moving to Vancouver area in his teens. He met Rochelle while they were training as Psychiatric nurses, and they married soon after. Children Susan, Scott, and Sharon were all born in New Westminster. In 1962, the family moved to Kamloops, and Harry commenced employment at Tranquille School, as Nursing Supervisor. Once the facility closed, Harry returned to university to become a Registered Nurse, and worked in Kamloops at Ponderosa Lodge and then Phoenix Center. Never one to sit still, Harry then acquired his International Nursing Licence, and then worked in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and Tampa, Florida. In retirement, Harry spent many years volunteering at the Kamloops Food Bank where he loved his colleagues and clients. He was an avid hockey and baseball fan. The Kamloops Blazers, Canucks, and Blue Jays have lost one of their most ardent supporters. This past fall, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of all his volunteering efforts. Harry had a great interest in photography and put his skills to great use during his extensive trips to all 7 continents. He shared his love of travel with so many stories following every trip, and started planning his next trip the moment he returned home, and was always looking forward to his next one. He is survived by his loving children Susan (Neil) Humphrey, Scott (Anna) Wright , Sharon (Jim) Twamley , Grandchildren Lindsay and Leah Humphrey , Terri Twamley , and Claudia Wright , and Greatgrandchildren Jadon Humphrey , and Cohen McNaught as well as as his brother Norm and sister Elva . The Funeral service will be held on Friday February 22, 2013 at Schoenings Funeral Services, 513 Seymour Street at 11 A.M. In lieu of Áowers, the family requests donations to the Kamloops Food Bank in memory of Harry. Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services 250-374-1454

Age 43

Barb passed away peacefully at the age of 71 with her loving husband Ross by her side. Barb is survived by her children , Bob (Tammy), Bill (Debbie), Don (Barb), Rick (Myra), Lisa (Barry), Tim (Wendy), and stepdaughter Angela (Steve). She will be greatly missed by her 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by her sister Vicki Parkins. Barb was predeceased by her parents Robert & Mary Parkins. Barb was bom in Calgary, AB, where she met and married Ross and they resided in Calgary until moving their family to Kamloops, BC. They purchased their dream home on the banks of the South Thompson river, where they enjoyed boating, fishing, and entertaining, with friends and family. During Barb’s stay in Overlander, she especially looked forward to playing BINGO. Special thanks goes out to all the staff at Overlander Extended Care where Mum resided for the last 4+ years. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rollheiser for his care and compassion towards our Mum and family. A Celebration Of Barbara’s Life will be held at Schoening Funeral Home 513 Seymour St Kamloops, BC on Saturday February 23rd at 11:00 am. Please join us for tea and snacks following the service.

“Forever in our hearts” With Love Always...

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

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REID ‘EM AND WEEP Alyssa Reid (right) scored one goal on the weekend for the Kamloops Vibe, who posted a pair of wins over the visiting Richmond Devils in South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League play. The defending Western champion Vibe (15-1-3) are atop league standings. Kamloops is hosting the Trinity Western University Titans at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Ice Box. Turn to page A27 for Kamloops Minor Hockey Association results and game summaries. George Wycherley/ KTW

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HE THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY WolfPack will tighten their collective belt and hunt for money in the next two years, with school-wide budget pressures continuing to affect the athletic department. “We have two choices: Either cut spending or increase revenue,” TRU athletic director Ken Olynyk said. “Obviously, we’re looking at areas that we think we can save money, but also areas that we feel we can raise money and increase our revenue size.” The Kamloops university is targeting

about five per cent savings over a three-year term, which started in 2012. There are no plans in place for any drastic measures in athletics, such as eradicating teams or programs, but budget trimming has already begun. No longer, for example, do WolfPack teams fly to Calgary to play the Dinos. Instead, they take the bus. Other travel costs are also taken into more careful consideration. On in-province road trips, “instead of going the night before, which is common practice throughout the league, we’ll go the day of,” Olynyk said. “You’re saving some money on meals, accommodation, bus

costs, et cetera.” Flying to Calgary to avoid a lengthy bus trip has its obvious advantages and surely arriving in Prince George a day before playing the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves would be preferred to traversing Highway 97 on game day. Those are the types of sacrifices WolfPack players and coaches are dealing with — and the same types of concessions are being made university-wide. “I don’t think many of the directors and deans revel in it at all,” Olynyk said. “There’s always frustrations in that you want to give everybody the greatest opportunity to be successful. “Often, that seems

to be tied to budget, but it’s not necessarily the case at all. “We have great facilities here. We have one of the best training centres and we have great support staff. “There are lots of other factors that come into offering quality programs.” There has been no change in what athletics programs at TRU can offer for scholarships, Olynyk said — at least not yet. “Once the new fiscal comes in next September, it could affect what programs can offer scholarshipwise but, if we’re good in our fundraising aspects, that means we’ve got an opportunity to keep it at a level that we want or even increase it.”

There have, however, been changes in the amount of money tied to academic-excellence awards. “We’ve limited that a little more than we have in the past,” Olynyk said. In 2012, TRU expanded its team of development officers, who are charged with the task of doubling fundraising within 2.5 years, going from $3 million to $6 million. The athletic department stands to benefit from the creation of those new positions down the road. “Right now, we’re in kind of a holding pattern,” Olynyk said. “We try and make it as fair and even for everyone that’s involved in our programs.”

Hanks claims gold Geoffrey Hanks of the Aberdeen Judo Club won gold in the under-15 male juvenile division at the Pacific International Open Judo Championships, held at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Saturday, Feb. 16. The 13-year-old judoka downed Craig Cipywnyk of Saskatoon in the gold-medal matchup. Cipywnyk had beaten Hanks in the final at the Saskatchewan Open Judo Championships last month in Regina. Next up for AJC are the Judo BC Youth Provincial Championships, held in March in Prince George.

Eyes on the Island Two teams from Kamloops will compete at the B.C. Masters Curling Championship, which will run from Thursday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 3, in Lake Cowichan. The Vivian MacDonald rink, which includes MacDonald, Susan Shaw, Liz

Saboe and Pam Jones, curls out of both the Kamloops Curling Club and McArthur Island Curling Club. Wayne Saboe will be joined on his Kamloops Curling Club team by John Pisarczyk, Vince Hunter and John Cox. Both rinks are representing Region 7.

Long Blades hosting The Kamloops Long Blades are hosting seven speed-skating clubs from across the province at the New Gold Coyote Cup on Saturday, Feb. 23, at McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre. Skaters of all ages — including some of the fastest in the province — will take the ice starting at 10 a.m. For more information on the Long Blades, go online to kamloopslongblades.ca.

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The second annual Bluebird Banked Slalom was held at Sun Peaks Resort on Sunday, Feb. 17. More than 60 racers competed on a challenging banked slalom course, built on the Cahilty run. Winning their respective divisions were Kent Koach Thiessen, Robert Palmer, Graham Rohrmoser, Kieran Nikula, Desiree Janzen and Tyler Meade. More than $1,700 was raised for the

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Semchuk notches two, Blazers advance Brendan Semchuk scored twice to pace the bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers in a championship-clinching 3-1 win over Kelowna in the Little Apple on Saturday. With the victory, Kamloops claimed the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association title and booked a spot at provincials, held in Cowichan from March 17 to March 21. Aiden Bar-LevWise also scored for Kamloops, which went with Daniel Toews between the pipes. Tre Dupilka-Sales, Rob Johnson and Adam Toor recorded assists for the Blazers.

Tyson tallies Tyson Dmyterko had three goals and an assist as the Kamloops Raiders defeated the Kamloops Titans 6-3 in peewee recreational

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playoff action at Brock Arena on Sunday. Austin Chrystall, Garrick Cassidy and Dakota Hofmann rounded out Raider scoring. Scoring for the Titans were Alexander Viventi, with two goals, and Angus McQuillan-Gordon. Victor Church got the win in net for the Raiders, while Atticus Foulds and Elijah Joly shared goaltending duties for the Titans.

Fight to the finish The Timbits Rockets edged the Timbits Coyotes 10-9 in Novice Orange play on Saturday. Ryan Larsen scored three times for the Rockets and earned the

team’s hardhat for his efforts. Nate Van Unen contributed two goals and two assists, while Kieran Maloney also tallied twice. Anthony GuerraIbbetson, Jake Poulsen and Max Smith rounded out the scoring, and Matthew Pryor and Matteo Rawlings each picked up two assists in support of winning goaltender David Browning. Jarrett Dumais was awarded the coach’s game puck. Samuel Ward and Mathew Ward each scored three times to pace the Coyotes. Jaxon Klassen added two goals and Manny Recchi scored once as the Coyotes made it close with five goals in the third period.

Kings of the jungle The North Kamloops Lions advanced to the next

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Downtown gallery planning juried show for emerging artists A downtown Kamloops art gallery is asking upcoming artists to put their work forward for a show this spring. The Karla Pearce Art Gallery is slated to host its first Emerging Artist Art Show in April. The call is open to the entire community and artists do not need any previous experience showing their work. Organizers are mainly interested in submissions of paintings, but will be accepting threedimensional artwork as well. There will be over $1,000 in prizes and awards given out to first-, second- and thirdplace winners. A jury made up of members of the community will individually critique the work in a positive way and will decide on the show’s winners. A People’s Choice Award will also go to

the artist who receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery. The jury is slated to include local art enthusiast Jean Chertkow, CFJC-TV personality Susan Edgell, Shaw TV producer Sam Numsen, Kamloops-Thompson school district fine-arts co-ordinator Lorie Jane Froese and KTW associate editor Dale Bass. Karla Pearce, who owns the gallery, said it’s her mission to create a space that facilitates community involvement in art while providing an opportunity for quality learning experience for all of its students. The Karla Pearce Art Gallery opened in December 2011. It showcases the paintings of Pearce, as well as other local artists, offering 950 square feet of exhibit, teaching and studio space, including a moveable wall.

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The emerging-artist show is open to all artists — children and adults alike — who are embarking on the creative path. There is a $25 entry fee for adults and a $10 fee for children, limited to one entry per person. All entries must be received in the gallery before Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. All paintings must be framed and under 22

by 26 inches. The jury process will take place in early April with the show’s grand opening slated for April 13 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. All prizes will be awarded that evening. For more information on the Emerging Artist Art Show at the Karla Pearce Art Gallery log on to karlapearcegallery.com or phone 250-828-2032.

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Kamloops photographer’s work on display A Kamloops photographer’s work is on display for the next three weeks at the Wilson House Gallery. Kelly Pape’s show, titled Inside the Imagination of Kelly Pape: Starting with a Photograph, began on Feb. 13 and runs through March 14. Pape’s work has appeared in magazines and calendars. She has also done commercial work. She describes her focus as “pushing the limits of photography.” The Wilson House Gallery is located at 115 Tranquille Rd. For more information on Pape’s work, visit kellypapephotography.com.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT at TRU’s Alumni Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The chamber events are intended to give audiences a chance to take in music in a much more intimate atmosphere than would be provided at a typical symphony performance. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 250374-5483, or at the door. For more information, email info@kamloopssymphony.com or log on to kamloopssymphony. com.

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Corruption crack down hits city hall!

It was music to my ears, I couldn't believe it when I heard "Quebec corruption crackdown hits Montreal city hall"... after years of being battered with "you can't fight city hall" [which is slang for; the city can get away with anything], the city of Montreal is finally admitting there is indeed corruption at city hall, including evidence of embezzling contractors, politicians-bureaucrats and even Mafia. I asked myself; could there be light at the end of the tunnel after all? Montreal needs to be give more credit, although the Quebec government's incompetence is seemingly infinite, more so than the average municipality as evidenced by its share of Federal debt, though the people seem to be immune to whatever crap "they" are putting in the food/water/air and in media that makes the masses so apathetic. Indeed 2012 was a year of awakening in Quebec; between the student/pots and pans movement and the crack down on corruption at city hall, Montreal is becoming quite a poster child for action. To many of us, the government corruption is so obvious, you don't need to be a certified accountant to figure out that prices municipalities dole out taxpayers cash for goods and services are criminal. But its been that way since the inception of the corporate soul municipality scheme; the high jacking of a community by bureaucrats "for the good of the people". make no doubt...it is a scheme, and like all schemes, the house always wins. Most people don't realize the difference between a community and a municipality, its not something they teach in government schools. Understand a community is a group of people, united for the common good; each man is 100% responsible for his or her actions. As a result people are more aware of themselves and others in the community; the people come together, working to solve problems, dealing with issues, plan social events and deciding how to spend resources within the community. The biggest motivation in a community is love and concern for each other much like a family, focusing on those most in need as a team without ego, without bragging, without personal gain. In contrast a municipality is a corporation, it in it's self; legally is a person, just like you and me for all intents and purposes even though the municipality is obviously a fiction, [man made corporate soul]. Just like any flesh and blood person, the municipality, [in theory] is responsible for its actions as well. But instead of the body of a corporate person being made up of one single flesh and bone man, the artificial corporate person is made up of the flesh and bone of many people who act under limited liability, protected, allowing them not to be “personably” accountable for their actions; think of it of as a giant Frankenstein-Godzilla. An example is the child who was tazered by RCMP after Government child services failed him, actually putting him in a nightmare where the child was literally tortured for years because of policy incompetence; incompetence of the people who are so called professionals that we trust to mold our society, yet are not held accountable, which begs the question; who is really above the law? Everyone who works for the municipality becomes part of the corporate body of the fictional Frankenstein person stitched together. Different classes of people make up different parts of corporate person's body. the vital organs[heart, liver, kidneys, brain] of the corporate body are made up of people acting as CEO.s, administrators, executive directors and the like. The officers/bullies who enforce unconstitutional legislation using fear under threat and duress represent the muscle of the body, strung out on steroids. The colon proudly represented by the politicians; full of gas and BS, while the corporate dick, [lacking morals] represents the lawyers and bureaucrats who screw everyone for pure pleasure and self gratification as the entire body explodes in orgasm and ego when a “plan comes together” and they get their way. We mustn't forget the lowly citizen, he too makes up part of this corporate soul person municipality, believe it or not, every single living flesh and blood natural "person" [man/wombman] who lives within the geographical area, is claimed by the municipality as part of the corporate body person. Your ignorance is not your fault, the system is intentionally designed to keep mortal people preoccupied with life and material crap; so much so that the average "person" is plagued by apathy like a disease; removing the initiative to fight the Godzilla-Frankenstein monster. At the same time, they keep drilling it into you; "you can't fight city hall, you can't fight government" Reality; you are registered to pay taxes if you own property within the municipal region; you submit to their by-laws, building codes...or else. Taxpayers make up the heel and the back of the municipal body, including the anus as taxpayers constantly get screwed with high taxes and dwindling services. When the municipality has a wish list, your taxes [life energy] are the ones that get raised, you are the one they tread on to provide the means for the municipality's/person's desires and addictions such as "the tournament capital" theme park. Who wouldn't like to wake up in Disney land everyday...but can you afford the inflated costs, what are the priorities of a sane individual? Is it not your back, and your spouse's back that have to get up at 6 am, your heels trudging to a mindless job just to survive in reality? The lowly "citizen" could also be described as the blood/life-force, for it is your energy that provides the life-force for the rest of the corporate body, without your taxes, indeed the corporate body would shrivel and die. You don't' even realize, you are acting in a play...in a fiction...in a nightmare! Oh buts its no nightmare if you are one of the lucky vital organs of the body...just living off the fat of citizens taxes. Just look at all that money flowing into the hands of the municipal person, mmm, millions; and the power that come with it. Lord Acton stated, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." So when one “person” holds all the power such as a municipality, Stalinization creates a superiority complex that in their mind, can do no wrong, or make no mistakes. Its natural for men of flesh and blood to make mistakes, we admit we are not perfect; yet a person of fictional proportions such as a municipality is infallible in its own mind, in every way, because it is a fiction. Fictions pretend everything is great; fairytales always have a happy ending. To admit to a mistake would be a Municipality's Achilles’ Heel, for a corporate soul can not ever admit to a mistake, fore to admit a mistake would bring the whole scheme down, leaving it liable. Why is it private individuals can get the same work done at a fraction of the costs of public, you or I couldn't justify those kind of inflated costs. Locally, taxpayers are getting screwed by government spending 3 million on a brand new Hotel to create the gaudy Emerald House, 100 meters of bike path costing tax payers 6 million, and $43 000 spent on replacing bus schedules that, in six months, will be flawed themselves. As a man who grew up poor I feel to spend $250 000 to bring a tennis court surface up to Olympic standards is crazy. I would love to have a $100 000 sports car, I have the assets, though is it wise to invest that much priority into such a trivial trinket when I can take one fifth of that budget to accomplish the same thing? Truly, if a corporation were a natural “person”, it would be diagnosed as a psychopath; the incapacity to experience guilt the incapacity to experience guilt Guilt (emotion)” or remorse, lacking morals, the failure to conform to social Norm_(sociology)” norms, and can not admit wrong doing or respect the [true] law/oath. Callous disregard for the feelings of other people, no allegiance to anyone or thing other than its own purpose/profit, reckless disregard for the safety of others, deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit/personal gain). A Corporation’s only defense; not criminally responsible, [insanity]. Perhaps the question taxpayers should be asking at these fluffy public propaganda budget meetings is; where is an exact accounting of every penny spent? After all, an inflamed back or heel produces much pain and discomfort for the rest of the body, though it is going to take more than a few cells to complain people. Unfortunately I don't hold my breath corruption investigations will go any further than Montreal anytime soon; the actions in Montreal are only a result of cause and effect, similar if you put your finger on a hot stove, you would instinctively remove it; Something had to be done after bridges and buildings started falling down and killing people all over the city. Self evident, not only did the criminals inflate the prices of goods and services, but they also skimped out on materials so much that it lead to several incidences of collapsing structures. Indeed, every municipality has the same infestation of vermin; locally the Halston bride is an example; every year since is was built, sections need to be torn up and re-welded so it too doesn't fall into the river, a bridge that was suppose to cost 5 million has now cost taxpayers 10 million...and counting. Another example is my mom lives in a small community called Vavenby, in the last year the corporate "person" know as TNRD has taken control of the community ‘for the good of the people”. Previously the community use to hold all sorts of events and social gatherings weekly at the “community” hall. Now anytime members wants to use the community hall, they have to purchase limited liability insurance that dictates extremely strict by-laws, so as a result, the community does not have half the activities it use to due to the bureaucracy and extra costs forced upon them “for the good of the people”. Somewhere I read: that every person is equal under the law, that government is created by the people for the people, and that government is accountable to the people, though there's very little evidence of that today. In fact corporate government acts the opposite, as if they were god. And critics wonder why people all over the world are peacefully revolting, refusing to comply with corruption…. Ignorant to the fact that it is our duty; our forefathers did not get slaughtered for an idea of freedom and liberty only to have such subrogated. “I swear to protect our nation from enemies…both foreign and DOMESTIC!” BRIAN ALEXANDER

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Educating Rita ‘a delicious treat’ for director Two-person show takes stage at Sagebrush By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Both actors are making their WCT debut. Lewis, who is returning to acting after giving birth to her second son a year ago, is thrilled to be back to work. “It’s so great,” she said. “I sent a message to my friend last night. She asked me how

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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm For parents wishing to register children in regular Kindergarten classes at their neighbourhood school, registration will take place at all district schools on

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She began working on the accent with a dialogue coach in November, spending hours on the phone essentially trying to sound like a member of The Beatles. “My son didn’t like it,” Lewis joked. “He kept telling me, ‘Mommy, stop talking like that.’” Lewis said the accent would have made it tough to understand what she was saying on stage. “It’s like talking with a mouth full of marbles,” she said. “We decided to go with a Manchester dialect and sprinkle in a bit of Liverpool.” The result sounds almost Scottish. But, the blue-collar effect definitely shines through in Rita’s voice. “She’s a working class hairdresser who’s hungry for something more, and she’s trying to

find it in literature,” Lewis said. “It’s really fun.” Rita enrolls in a university English class, where she meets Frank — a professor and her tutor. The two come from very different backgrounds, but teach each other a lot throughout the course of the play. Written by British playwright Willy Russell, Educating Rita made its debut in London in 1980. Three years later, it was adapted to the big screen in an award-winning film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Lewis said Rita was a fun character to get into. “For her to take this step and come in here and risk looking stupid is terrifying and so brave,” she said. “The core of this is change. “It’s so much easier to continue your life the way you’re going

than to do something different. “And it’s a comedy, so it’s very fun. “If I could spend my entire life doing spit-takes, I would.” Rita is Lewis’ first role “out West.” She is originally from Toronto but now lives in the Tournament Capital with husband Daryl Cloran, WCT’s artistic director. “This is my first time actually working here at all,” she said. “In Toronto, every time I go into a room, I know all the actors and I know all the directors. “When I found out I got this part, I was so excited because it’s new people.” Educating Rita runs through March 2 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with a pay-whatyou-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

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It’s a new year for the Double “L” 4-H Club. Double “L” is a wonderful club with 32 members, but is always looking forward to youth joining. 4-H is an organization designed for youth ages nine to 21 as of Jan. 1. This year, our club has added photography and mini-horses to our already existing horses. We just held our fun day at the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Center. This was a great opportunity for the

members to get to know each other in a fun-filled environment. Our first of two communication days is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Knutsford Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This will be our public-speaking portion and members who have chosen to do a speech will share it with fellow members, families and friends. Our club will also be having a muchenjoyed cake auction. We welcome the public to come and enjoy the talent displayed by our members, who have been working on their speeches for several weeks. We will keep you informed on the events our club will participate in through out the year.

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Some days are for olive bread All day, I’d dreamed about olive bread. I dreamed about it in the morning, when Chefhusband brought home a sample container of artisanal olives from his restaurant supplier. I dreamed about it while I’d kneaded the dough and set it aside to rise. I continued to dream about it even after the dough didn’t rise much, and I slid it, anyway, in the oven to bake. And, when it ended up being more of a flatbread than the loaf I’d anticipated, I ate it and dreamed of trying again. Thing is, every loaf of bread is an exercise in both science and faith. Sometimes loaves just fail. Sometimes there seems no reason at all. Sometimes it’s the baker. Sometimes it’s just the yeast. It’s at this point when there’s nothing for it except to

DARCIE HOSSACK Bon APPÉTIT go back to basics. Step 1: Proof the yeast. Step 2: Peer into Pyrex measuring cup and dip a finger into beige slurry to see if there are any signs of life beneath the surface. Step Three: Discard beige slurry. And so today, with a new batch of olives, I also break the vacuum seal on a fresh package of yeast. A gasp of air rushes in and the aroma of brewery wafts out, an aroma that hints at one

of the baking world’s most magical acts of microbiology — the fermentation of sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Fermentation is a beautiful thing. In bread, it inflates the dough so it’s light and airy. It changes the flavour profile of the loaf. It alters the protein structure to make the bread soft. And, this time, when I dissolve a level tablespoon in a cup of warm, sugared water and set it in a warm place, I return 10 minutes later to a pillowing froth. I can practically hear the yeast cells multiplying as they elbow each other for space by blowing tiny bubbles. Perfect bread is a baker’s version of searching for the holy grail. It is where intuition meets the Arrhenius Equation (a formula for the temperature dependence of reaction rates).

It is where chemistry lab meets kitchen. Without a proper bakery, however, with its controlled temperatures and perfectly calibrated steam ovens, I feel like I’ll always be at a disadvantage. Partly, though, it’s that I have nowhere near the skill with flour that I’d like. Partly it’s that I’ll never get enough practice unless I open a black-market bakery out my back door. Nevertheless, while there are bakeries in town that sell loaves lovely enough to make baking my own bread entirely unnecessary, there are days when nothing will do except the feel of dough in my hands, followed by the aroma of bread in the oven. Today is one of those days. And, as I slide an olivetopped pan of well-risen dough in to bake, all that’s left to do now is wait.

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Did you ever wish you could travel back in time, back to the days of Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice or Downton Abbey? Well, you don’t need Michael J. Fox’s Delorean — just a regular plane, train or automobile can take you to a world that will make you think you’ve walked into a Jane Austen novel. Located just over two hours by train or car northwest from London, Cheltenham is one of the best places to start on your trip back through time, crossing through an English countryside where sheep dot the hills, penned in by fences built from stone. Situated in an area referred to as the Cotswolds, it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain and a conservation board established in 2004 ensures it will stay that way. The result is small villages that look they’ve come straight off the pages of a Jane Austen book. The Ellenborough Park is a prime example. Located in just 10 minutes outside Cheltenham, this luxury Cotswolds destination hotel’s main house dates back to the 1500s. Refurbished in 2011, it won the U.K.’s Leading Country House Hotel and Leading Spa Hotel awards at the World Travel Awards. Inside, the 62 rooms and suites have all been individually designed by Nina Campbell and the spa has seven different treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. I opt for the aromatherapy back, neck and shoulder massage and am pleasantly surprised by the professional training of my masseuse. Dinner in downtown Cheltenham that night was at The Daffodil, a

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Ever heard the one about the circumcision war trick?

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YPE “LAUGHING Jesus” into Google Images and you’ll find a whole array of artists’ conceptions of what Jesus might have looked like enjoying a good joke or a humorous situation. The ability to laugh is the one distinction of being human and the man Jesus would certainly have been no exception to the rule. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no examples in the New Testament of Jesus in a lighter moment. But, that doesn’t mean there is no humour at all in the Bible. In all my years of attending church, I don’t recall ever hearing a sermon about Biblical humour, probably because the majority of humour is black humour. Black humour is not appreciated by everyone because it has a dark side and fairly unpleasant consequences for the victims of the situation. It’s what my wife would call “guy humour” — the kind she rolls her eyes at when I’m giggling away. Take the poor Philistines, for example. In Samuel 1:5, they have just defeated the Israelites in battle

the wretched thing to and captured the Ark Israel. of the Covenant (you I would have liked to know, the same one have seen the expression the Nazis purloined on the face of the goldin Raiders of the Lost smith — “You want me Ark). to make five what?” They came to rue I’m sorry, but that is the day they took it, funny. though, because the CHRIS KEMPLING Another episode of Lord “smote them with You Gotta Have black humour takes hemorrhoids” (some place in Genesis 34, in translations of the Bible FAITH the story of Dinah. use the more delicate Dinah was a comely lass, the word “tumours”). daughter of Jacob, who caught the The men of the city of Ashdod eye of Shechem, a young Hivite quickly figured out the problem, man. and decided to send their war Shechem had his way with trophy to the neighbouring city of Dinah, then had the gall to ask his Gath. father Hamor to approach Jacob Well, soon all the men of Gath were screaming for Preparation H. and Dinah’s brothers with a marriage proposal. The Gathites were no dummies Dinah’s brothers decided to and decided to ship the Ark off to be sly about their revenge. They Ekron. Verse 12 says, “And the insisted that it was unthinkable to men of the city who did not die marry off Hebrew women to those were smitten with hemorrhoids who were uncircumcised. and the cry of the city went up to They said, “The only condition heaven.” on which we can talk business is So, they decided to consult the priests of their god Dagon to figure if all your men become circumcised like us. Then we will freely out how to solve their dilemma. exchange our daughters in marTheir advice? Make five golden hemorrhoids as a gift and return riage.”

So, Hamor and Shechem persuaded the whole Hivite clan to get circumcised, basically playing on their greed, for the Hebrews had huge herds of livestock. Shortly after the mass circumcision, two of Dinah’s brothers, Simeon and Levi, walked into the Hivite town “while all the men were still very sore,” put them all to the sword and rescued their sister. In the whole history of human warfare, there never was a victory strategy like that one. But, the funniest story in the Bible is the story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah in Genesis 29. Jacob journeys to his uncle Laban, looking for a wife. Laban has two daughters — the younger, Rachel (“beautiful of form and face”), and the eldest, Leah, who had “weak eyes.” Basically, Rachel was hot and Leah was as homely as a crosseyed warthog. So, Jacob strikes a deal with Uncle Laban to work seven years for him in exchange for Rachel’s hand in marriage. After seven years of hard labour, Jacob comes to claim his

beautiful bride. But, on the wedding night, Uncle Laban pulls a fast one and sends in Leah under her veils into the marriage bed. Funniest line in the whole Bible? “So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah!” Needless to say, Jacob is incensed. Laban is unashamed of his bald-faced deception, saying, “Look, we can’t marry off the younger daughter before the older one. So, work for me for seven more years and I’ll give you both of them.” Jacob reluctantly agrees. But, I can’t help but chuckle at the thought of Jacob’s face on the morning after. “Good morning, my darl — what the heck?” The Bible is a holy book and full of great stories. But, without a doubt, God has a sense of humour. KTW welcomes Faith page submissions. Email columns, 600 to 800 words in length, to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

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For further information about KGHM Ajax Ltd., please visit our website at http://www.ajaxmine.ca/. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our website at http://kghminternational.com/en/careers/. Thank you for your interest in career with KGHM Ajax Ltd. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Supervise and coordinate all administrative activities for the office such as recycling, shredding, fax machines and printers and coordinate adequate stock of office supplies. Evaluate current vendor offerings, level of service and pricing on continuous base to ensure the organization receives the best possible value and competitive pricing. Communicate with landlords on building maintenance and related issues and follow-up to ensure effective handling of such issues.

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For further information about KGHM Ajax Ltd., please visit our website at http://www.ajaxmine.ca/. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our website at http://kghminternational.com/en/careers/. Thank you for your interest in career with KGHM Ajax Ltd. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Required Immediately: Experienced Class 1 Drivers with at least 3 years verifiable experience for the following positions: Part Time Canada/ US capable; Casual /On Call Boat Truck driver Canada/US; Full Time Drivers for future scheduled runs. Please indicate on your resume position applying for. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600 or by email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phone calls please.

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You will be responsible for a small road maintenance crew for the highways and public roads around McBride. Highways maintenance and management exp. are an asset.

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Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Tête Jaune Cache Offices, or to careers@ldmltd.ca or fax to 250-692-3930

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Education/Trade Schools

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FOODSAFE COURSE by certified Instructor Saturday March 16th 8:30am-4:00pm $60 Preregister by phoning 250-554-9762

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Apply today at target.ca/careers or visit our career fair: Hotel 540 540 Victoria St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2 February 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm February 21: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm February 23: 6:30 am – 3:30 pm February 27: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

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CALL KAMLOOPS:

250.314.1122

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Employment

Help Wanted

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Education/Trade Schools

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Employment

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Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. TrafďŹ c Control (ďŹ&#x201A;agger) 2 day classes Kamloops Feb 23/24 New $270 Renew $165 tx incl call 1-866-737-2389 www.roadsafteytcs.com

Retail

Trades, Technical

Handypersons

SHORE MECHANIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic CertiďŹ cate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

JOURNEYMAN carpenter No job too small John 250-5734107

Volunteers

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We ďŹ ll or you ďŹ ll.

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Volunteers Needed! The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the Door to Door Campaign. By donating a few hours of your time you can help enhance the quality of life for Canadians living with cancer by sharing information about CCS support services.

Help Wanted

SUPPORT WORKERS

699 Victoria St. CORE & PAL Courses week days and/or weekends. www.pal-core-ed.com or Call George 852-0595 / 579-1938 Visa or debit accepted

RIVER CITY NISSAN Sales Representative

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. March 30th & 31st Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Sunday March 10th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Bill

250-376-7970

Help Wanted PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help!

The Thompson Okanaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 Nissan dealership requires a youthful and energetic auto sales representative. Import dealership experience is an asset. This is a full-time position.

EVERYONE APPROVED.

1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT Domenicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marine is looking to ďŹ ll a Marine Mechanic position for repairs on all makes and models of Inboard & Outboards. Start date around April 15,2013. Must have own tools, wages negotiable. Please submit resume to domenics@telus.net, or fax to 250-372-8857 or drop off at Domenicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marine 461 Dene Dr. Kamloops BC V2H 1J1 Phone 250-3728699 EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI ofďŹ cer. Will prepare & present appeals. Bernie Hughes T oll Free 1-877-581-1122. I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at

250-374-0462

Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilďŹ eld construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the ďŹ eld. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. Licensed Security Guard F/T required for mobile. Must have valid BC security and drivers licenses. Must be able to work night shift and weekends $13 per/hr. Email resume to pat@desertcityinc.com or fax 250-828-0833 North Enderby Timber is looking to hire a Millwright and Heavy Duty Mechanic. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive beneďŹ t package. Please fax resume to (250)838-9637 RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM

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Shane Jolicoeur Sales Manager 2405 East Trans Canada Hwy Kamloops, BC. V2C 4A9 Email: shane@rivercitynissan.com

Job Posting Housing and Building Operations Manager

Nooaitch Band requires a Housing and Building Operations Manager, who under the direction of the Administrator will primarily be responsible for the planning, implementation, management and review of all building and its operations. He / She must conduct regular building inspections, and ensure all buildings are maintained in good condition, and that all permits are in place. When required, they must schedule maintenance and repair work. This individual is also responsible for scheduling and supervising the operations and maintenance personnel. The Housing and Building Operations Manager reviews occupancy reports to ensure that applications, selection of tenants and assignment of dwelling units are in accordance with rules and regulations. The Housing and Building Operations Manager will also develop and administer departmental budgets. Nooaitch offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. A full Job Analysis and Description is offered on request. Only those applicants who meet the qualiĂ&#x20AC;cations will be contacted. Deadline for applying is March 01, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m. QualiĂ&#x20AC;ed applicants should send resumes and a cover letter to: Attention: Larry Frank Thomas Administrator â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nooaitch Band 2954 Shackelly Road Merritt, BC V1K 1N9 Fax: 250-378-3699 Email: Larry@nooaitch.com

Services

DISCOVER WINES is expanding to Kamloops! We are the top British Columbia wine retailer, winning provincial and national business awards. Full and part time positions. If you have wine knowledge and retail experience, we are interested in hearing from you. www.discoverwines.com for info about our products and services. Meet us at the Kamloops Wine Fest Consumer Tasting in March. Apply to: admin@discoverwines.com

Help Wanted

250-310-5627

Employment

ICS has casual positions available for community and school support workers, care aides and human service workers. Valid class 5 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license is required. 24 and 8 hour shifts available. sbijl@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca fax 250-376-3040

250-377-3457

Landscaping

Volunteer Positions Include: Door to Door Chair - Coordinating canvassers assigning routes, collecting receipt books, turning in donations to CCS ofďŹ ce Door to Door Canvassers - providing information regarding CCS services collecting donations providing receipts to donors For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities Contact Jacqui at 1-800-403-8222 or visit Sirvolunteers@bc.cancer.ca www.cancervolunteer.ca

Work Wanted

JOURNEYMAN TRUCK & EQUIPMENT PARTSPERSON Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has immediate opening for a Journeyman Parts person. Position is permanent full time with competitive wage and beneďŹ t package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: jobapplication@jamesws.com Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Teachers

Teachers

City of Kamloops

RICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SMALL HAUL

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

Services Mind Body Spirit Relax and unwind with a full body massage for appointment (250) 682-1802

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

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

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

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865

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We will PICK-UP your clothing, furniture, housewares FREE. If you have used products that are in good condition we will pick it from you for

FREE! CALL PENNY PINCHERS 250-376-4131

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

Employment Opportunity Assistant English Teachers Uji City, Japan Our sister city, Uji, Japan would like to engage two Assistant English Teachers for a two- to three- year period commencing August 1, 2013. The successful incumbents will: tIBWFBVOJWFSTJUZEFHSFFXJUIBTQJSBUJPOTGPS xcthe teaching profession; tBTTJTUXJUI&OHMJTIJOTUSVDUJPOJOFMFNFOUBSZ xzand junior high schools; tCFXJMMJOHUPQBSUJDJQBUFJOFYUSBDVSSJDVMBS iiiiBDUJWJUJFTSFMBUFEUPJOUFSOBUJPOBMFYDIBOHF tUFBDIJOH&OHMJTIBTB4FDPOE-BOHVBHF 5&40- DFSUJĂśDBUJPOXPVMECFBOBTTFUBOE tLOPXMFEHFPG+BQBOFTFMBOHVBHFBOEDVMUVSF XPVMECFCFOFĂśDJBM To express interest in this position, please forward your resumĂŠ by March 22, 2013 to: +PEZ-FXJT &YFDVUJWF"TTJTUBOU City of Kamloops 7JDUPSJB4USFFU8FTU Kamloops BC, V2C 1A2 Email: jlewis@kamloops.ca

call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

Computer Services Get online from $349! Local website design on a budget. Affordable and ďŹ&#x201A;exible packages, without hidden fees. www.KamloopsDesign.com

Electrical We require ELECTRICAL TRADES PEOPLE for Penticton & Kamloops. PURCHASER with electrical experience required for Penticton.

Visit: www.betts.bc.ca for more information. Email resumes to: resume@betts.bc.ca

Livestock

Livestock

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FARM SERVICES

www.kamloops.ca

250-260-0110


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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Pets

Firewood/Fuel

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Bed & Breakfast

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030

FOR SALE OR TRADE for residential property in Kamloops. This very bright, fully furnished,three bedroom/two bath corner unit townhouse in Big White offers your very own hot tub on the patio, carport, high end furniture/appliance pkge, stacking washer/dryer and rock-faced fireplace. Short stroll to Gondola, skating rink, tube park, Day Lodge. Ideal for family or as a revenue generator throughout the ski season. Strata fees only $155.00 per month. Call Don at 250-682-3984 for more information. Asking $199,900.00 plus HST.

Riverbend Seniors Community

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.

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

ENGLISH Bull Terrier puppies, (Don Cherry dog), CKC, CH bloodlines, Ex Family pet, $2000 (604) 853-4273

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

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

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

Furniture

LEATHER SECTIONAL

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

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

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

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

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

WANTED: Filing cabinets,letter size. Call Peter at 250-515-3250.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

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

Auctions

Auctions

kamloopsthisweek.com

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

BULL SALE

Furniture

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MARCH 2/13 1:00 pm

Misc. Wanted

• 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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RV Lot on Adams lake for sale. Full hook up. Lot includes 1/12th ownership in Quiet Cove Resort. (Freehold property). Resort is lakeside. Boat launch, marina, and marina slip included. Can be sold with 30 foot Keystone Laredo bunk model trailer as add on. Contact: wallisg@telus.net or 604-312-3988. $115,000 lot only

250-374-7467 classifieds@

PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

RUNSOLD TILL

$39.95 Special!

B.C. Livestock, Williams Lake 35 Black Angus - 2 years old 2 Black Angus - 3 year old 18 Yearlings - 50-75 Replacement Heifers

Call Jason Kelly - Prime Time Cattle

250-944-1144 for details

Misc. Wanted

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

95 3 lines

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

PLUS TAX

Please call

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250-371-4949

Home Repairs

Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949

1&2/BDRM Suites

for more information

1/bdrm starting at $675/mth 2/bdrm starting at $800/mth Incl/heat, hot water. N/P. Senior oriented.

250-554-7888

Duplex / 4 Plex 1 Lrg 1bdrm furn duplex lakeview near Clinton $275 per mth 250-459-2387 aft 5pm

Lots

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or

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Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Brand New Home New 27 x 48 or 1296 sq.ft. home. Ready for immediate delivery on your foundation! • Fully finished painted drywall • Upgraded windows & doors • Over $30,000 in upgrades for NO CHARGE • 8’ side walls

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Home Repairs

Misc. Wanted

BC Best Buy Classified’s

RIVIERA VILLA

Recreational

Call or email for more info:

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

Furniture

BY OWNER

Kamloops (55+) 2bdr. suite $1700/mo., river view, spacious, wheelchair friendly, many extras. Email catherine_steele@hotmail.com 1(604)408-1023 Vancouver 1(250)377-3686 Kamloops

Suggested retail: Manufacturer’s Rebate:

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$

179,900 30,000

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149,900

$

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1-866-573-1288

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Home Repairs

Home Repairs

Home Repairs

Home Repairs

Home Repairs

KAMLOOPS BUSINESS DIRECTORY ONLY $7

00 5 NTH

PER MO

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

250.574.0074

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778-220-3333

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

Pet not happy? Yard looking crappy? Call now and book your Spring Clean! 1.250.819.7870 K9Poocrew.ca

Asian Methods Dutch Masters Painting Acupuncture • Acupressure Paraf¿n Bath Ultrasound • Hot Stone

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3

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(includes paint) Over 2000 colours

Exterior Painting Specialist

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SPECIALIZING IN: ‘ TERMITES ‘ PIGEONS ‘ Mice/Rats ‘ Spiders ‘ Wasps ‘ Ants ‘ Bedbugs

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Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Auto Financing

Duplex / 4 Plex

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Upper

2 Bdrm main flr near school, bus & shopping, n/p Northshore $850/mo 250-319-7263 Lakeview 3bdrm duplex, furnished near Clinton $325 per/mth (250) 459-2387aft 5

DOWNTOWN motel rooms avail, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $775/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-372-7761

Brock delightful 1Bdrm 1 person util incl, shard w/d,n/p/s $700mo Mar 1st, 376-8908

Mobile Homes & Pads McLeese Lake Estates MHP Large single & double wide manufactured home sites available. Quiet country living, with low pad rent, year round RV sites available for month to month rental, full hookups. (Not a campground.) 1(877)304-4644

Homes for Rent 2BDRM NShore, deck & lrg yrd, f/s/dw np/ns, refs req. $1100 250-573-5877after 6pm 3BDRM main floor in Brock W/D F/S close to all amenties $1275/mth 250-819-3815 Northshore 3bdrm fenced yard, pets neg, $1150mo avail Feb 15, 374-5586 or 371-0206

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 XLrg furnished. All incld. TRU Student or working person pref. NS $500 (250)376-5326

RV Pads

Downtown 3bdrm no dogs avail immed $900 + util 250374-5586 or 250-371-0206

Best Value In Town

NORTH SHORE

Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 579-8193 Cell 250-572-1048

*Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop

ROOM for rent in dwtwn men’s rooming house. $400 inc heat/hw. shared bthrm. No drinking/No drugs Call 250-372-5550

PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

1BDRM South Shore remodeled priv prking W/D N/S N/P $950 Avail Jan 15th 579-2066 2Bdrm fully furn.W/D N/SN/P cls to TRU $1300(util,wireless incl) avail Mar 1,250-819-1373

318-4321 NO PETS

Transportation

04 PT Cruiser GT Turbo. 5sp, loaded, 106,000kms, Excellent cond.$5500 obo 250-319-9232

Escorts 3 Sexy Teens To Choose From.

Downtown in calls or out calls available.

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Escorts

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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)

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

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ONLY $34.95(plus Tax)

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(250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Auto Financing

Recreational/Sale 2004 Ford Adventurer 20ft Class C motorhome fully loaded $26,000 250-372-9405

EARN EXTRA CA$H KTW needs door to door Carriers in all areas of Kamloops For a route near you call: DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

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TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.

RUN UNTIL SOLD

1967 Ford Falcon Futura St.6 Auto 2dr all original runs good, $6000 obo (250) 376-5722

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

KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS

09 Pontiac Vibe 65,000km $12,900 winter & summer tires grey, auto, ac (250) 573-5352

Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 372-5270

New lrg 1bdrm Sahali 6appl $800 util incl. Prefer single senior n/s, n/p 250-574-2945 nollortwo@gmail.com

Boats Sailboat, 15.5’ Falcon, fiberglass, centreboard, new Northsails on trailer. $2750. Louis Creek. 250-672-9623

Call: 250-371-4949

Cars - Domestic

Antiques / Classics

2BDRM N. Shore quiet clean bright ns/np shr W/D $900/ mo cble util incl 250-376-1421

250-374-0462

Recreational/Sale 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $9,000 (250) 376-6918

Run until sold

TOWNHOUSES *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms

1Bdrm N/Shore $450/mo incl util. for 1 working person 778-470-0057 / 250-819-6158

Adult

We are HOT, SWEET, & Always Discreet!

Townhouses

Furn bed rm cls to DTown util incl employed or student n/s/p no drinking $500mo 377-3158

Suites, Lower

Transportation

Adult

YEAR round RV site in town. North Shore, fully serviced, incl cable, util, tel hookup, coin lndy, $500/mo 250-376-1421

Shared Accommodation

Transportation

Sport Utility Vehicle 09 Jeep Patriot North 4x4 std, ac, fully loaded 61,500km drk green $16,250. 250-672-9623

Trucks & Vans 01 Ford F250xlt 7.3Lt 4X4 ext/cab FIPK, bull bar, air susp $17000obo 250-457-0602 2006 Toyota Tacoma (silver) 31,000km 2wd auto very clean truck $14,500 (250) 828-0225 99 Ford F150 5spd. ext cab. matching canopy, new tires, $5000obo (250) 376-4112

Utility Trailers 08 Mirage flat deck trailer 24x8 14,000GVW bumper pull, ramps $5600 250-457-0602

Fun blonde provides erotic massage and much more! 9:30am-10pm 250-376-5319 Lovely Asian Girl Luby 23yrs old 34C-25-36 110lbs sexy, pretty, no rush (778) 220-1845

The link to your community

Tenders

Tenders

Request for Quotation

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

CATERING

BC Seniors Games Banquet for 4000 people Request a Quote Package by emailing: info@2013bcsg.org

August 20th to 24th, 2013 2013kamloopsbcseniorsgames.org BC SENIORS GAMES

Memories & Milestones Art & Gayle Fauteux are pleased to announce the engagement of their son MATT FAUTEUX to LEAHNA RODGERS daughter of Dave & Loralie Rodgers and Caroline Rodgers. We all wish both of you lots of love and happiness.

Let Kamloops know about your New Arrival! Thursday Edition • Full Colour Announcements • Bonus No Extra Charge for Colour

Call 250.374.7467 for details

We are pleased to announce the engagement of

Katina Gervasi to William Bilton Engaged January 27th, 2013


Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2013 and the 2012 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim based on 2012 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. See dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ≤, § The All the Best in 2013 Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after February 1, 2013. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$35,498 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (26E) only. Pricing includes freight ($1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ≤4.99% lease financing available through WS Leasing Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Westminster Credit Union) (“WS”) to qualified retail customers on new 2012/2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT models at participating dealers in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories. Lease offer is based on a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a Purchase Price of $32,998 including $2,500 Consumer Cash and $2,500 Lease Delivery Credit. Purchase Price includes freight ($1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, dealer charges and taxes. Lease offer is based on a 60 month term at 4.99% APR and 130 bi-weekly payments of $192. Down payment of $0 and applicable taxes, $475 WS registration fee and first bi-weekly payment are due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $24,928. Taxes, licence, registration, insurance, dealer charges and excess wear and tear not included. 22,000 kilometer allowance: charge of $.18 per excess kilometer. Some conditions apply. Security deposit may be required. See your dealer for complete details. §2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $52,040. Pricing includes freight ($1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ◊Based on automotive awards for SUVs 1974 to 2011. ♠Based on Ward’s 2012 Middle Sport/Utility Vehicle Segmentation. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Hwy 8.8 L/100 km (32 MPG) and City: 13.0 L/100 km (22 MPG). TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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