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ON THE ROAD WITH THE KAMLOOPS BLAZERS KTW’s Marty Hastings is in Victoria to cover the third and fourth games of the WHL playoff series.Turn to page A21 for a preview of tonight’s Game 3. For road stories you won’t find elsewhere, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com, follow Hastings on Twitter (@KTWonBlazers) and pick up Thursday’s edition of Kamloops This Week.

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It’s an unconventional idea — and an unconventional rezoning application. Tonight (March 26), Kamloops city council will decide whether to allow the construction of a single-family home at 772 Battle St. Unlike the average home, this structure would house eight adults — four singles and two couples who make up the Rarebirds Housing Co-operative. The group plans to build a home with one kitchen and communal living space and six sleeping units that contain bedrooms and small sitting areas. “We’re just regular folks that are trying to do something good for the environment and the earth and ourselves by living co-operatively and sharing resources and reducing our debt load,” said Sandi Ceccon, a member of the co-op. However, the unusual project has some of the Rarebirds’ neighbours concerned. Sierra Sills, who lives down the block from the co-op site, said she and many other homeowners have questions about the project. “We’re just worried,” she said. “It’s basically a cover-up for a boarding house. They’ve managed to do it in a fancy way.” X See RAREBIRDS A10

EXPRESSING THEMSELVES Students taking part in the Western Canada Theatre Stage One acting-essentials class have some fun showing their creativity. The young group of actors met for a spring break week-long class led by Terri Runnalls and Jen Jones, learning the fundamentals of the stage through improvisation, movement and plenty of theatre games. Dave Eagles/KTW

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A two-hectare blaze that broke out on property south of Aberdeen owned by KGHM Ajax on March 11 was caused by a cigar. Robin Bartlett, spokesman for the mining company, said in response to the grass fire, the company is updating its fire-management plan to add additional training requirements for employees and contractors. “Regularly throughout the year, we will do assessments to establish fire hazard levels and to prevent an incident like this from happening again,” she told KTW in an email. “Non-compliance by employees or contractors with the fire management plan will result in termination.” The fire broke out around noon and was contained by KGHM AJax employees as Kamloops firefighters were making their way to the scene.

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Giving the food bank a fresh start By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

When Gaile Noble died in 2009, the Kamloops Food Bank knew it had lost a dedicated, warm volunteer who had contributed much to the success of the agency. It was only later that the folks who feed the hungry discovered just how much Noble had given to them. The former social worker and professor left the food bank $100,000 in her will — and that money became the foundation of a fund everyone at the Wilson Street facility knew had to be started because the building was rapidly becoming too small for the job they were doing. Food bank executive director Bernadette Siracky said when the North Kamloops property was purchased many years ago, it was sufficient for the programs. However, with the creation of FoodShare and the 800,000 pounds of food it brings to the agency to disperse to people, the entire operation grew exponentially. Noble’s contribution has grown in recent years, with any inmemoriam cash donations received being added. Some grants from foundations have also gone into the account and, now, the next step is near — construction of a new building. Siracky emphasized no cash donations received from all those

Kamloopsians who also support the food bank have gone into the building fund. The insurance money received from a fire at the site last year also went into the fund and Siracky has been making proposals to major granting organizations and corporations. The tentative schedule is to start the project in May and be finished by November, Siracky said. First, the various components that are the food bank have to be relocated. It’s likely trailers will be placed near the Wilson Street location to continue handing out the hampers. Administration will need to find office space and is also looking for additional food-storage locations to add to the three already in constant use. A&T Projects Development will be acting as construction manager — and doing the work on an at-costonly basis. Siracky said A&T owner Jeff Arnold has suppliers also stepping up to ensure the final tab for the project, estimated at about $800,000, is as low as possible. The new building will include a waiting area for clients — something food bank resource-development manager Melodie Grabner said is needed. “Every day, I park my car and they’re already out there, standing and waiting,” she said of the lineups that

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Fifteen-year-old boy arrested after 46-year-old Mackenzie man knocked out with longboard By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

A 46-year-old Mackenzie man is in critical condition in Royal Inland Hospital after he was hit on the head with a longboard in Brocklehurst on Sunday, March 24. Kamloops Mounties say the incident began when a group of teens were jaywalking across Tranquille Road at about 6:15 p.m. A driver passing by honked at the group in the road and one of the people in the vehicle, an older-model red Ford Expedition,

later told police one of the teens struck the vehicle as it passed by. The driver parked his truck in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at Tranquille and Desmond and got out to confront the teens. Bev Collins was a customer in the store at the time of the incident. She said a teenage girl came in and asked to use the phone to call police because an “older guy had pushed her.” Collins said the teen was accompanied by a boy who didn’t look much other than the girl, who is 17. She said the boy went out-

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side and exchanged words with “this older guy, bigger guy” and returned to the store. Collins said the boy left again, spoke to the older male again and then swung his longboard at the man, missing him. Collins said the teenager swung his longboard again, but she didn’t see if he connected. The teen returned to the store and said he acted in self-defence. When someone came in and said a man was on the ground, shaking, the teen ran off. Collins went outside and asked if anyone could perform first aid, but nobody stepped forward.

“I took over and looked after the guy the best I could under what was going on,” Collins said. “The guy was bleeding from the head a lot and his nose was bleeding. The guy was out cold and had woken up to move a little, but went right back out of it.” Collins said other teens were throwing items at the man’s truck. A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and later released to his guardian, believed to be his foster parent. No charges have been laid, but Mounties are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault with a weapon.

The guy was bleeding from the head a lot and his nose was bleeding.The guy was out cold and had woken up to move a little, but went right back out of it.” — BEV COLLINS

” A cement truck crashed on Highway 5 near the Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh on the morning of Monday, March 25, sending the driver to Royal Inland Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck was reported as being conscious as emergency personnel worked to get him out of the vehicle. The truck left the highway and crashed into a power pole, losing its cement load in the process. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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The investigation into the death of Brett Allan Oppenheimer continues, but police say foul play is not suspected. The 25-year-old resident of the Skeetchestn Indian Band reserve west of Kamloops was reported missing to police on Wednesday, March 20, but had not been seen since Sunday, March 17, when he was drinking vodka with friends. The last person to see Oppenheimer alive said the two had been drinking heavily. That person passed out and, when he awoke, Oppenheimer was gone. His body was found on Sunday, March 24 , face-down in water by a bridge west of Savona. Police said the bridge is in poor shape and they believe Oppenheimer fell from it and died in the creek. A backpack was found near his body and a half-empty 1.75-litre bottle of vodka was found in the creek at the base of the bridge. Investigators with the Kamloops RCMP majorcrime unit, assisted by a forensic identification specialist, searched the area, but found no signs foul play was involved. Kamloops Rural RCMP and the provincial coroner’s office are continuing to investigate. A full autopsy with toxicological tests has been requested by police to establish the cause of death.

No, it’s not Osama’s gold A 50-year-old Kamloops man thought he was buying gold once owned by Osama Bin Laden. Instead, he ended calling police after giving up $760 on Friday, March 22. Kamloops RCMP said the incident occurred near the McDonald’s restaurant in North Kamloops. The man bought what he thought were three gold necklaces and four gold rings from a man described as “Iraqi,” who was accompanied by another man and woman, both described as looking Middle Eastern. The trio was driving a new model Ford Focus with a Manitoba licence plate. The man learned he had been duped when he took the jewelry to an appraiser and discovered the items are worthless. RCMP report another jewelry-related incident occurred the same day in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore. Three similarly described suspects approached a couple at noon, offering to sell them gold necklaces. The three were aggressive, putting the necklaces on necks and asking for $200 each. Later, the man discovered his own gold chain, valued at $500, had been taken and replaced with one of the fake chains.

When Cathy McLeod voted in favour of a privatemember’s bill last week to add discrimination against transgendered Canadians to the Canadian Human Rights Act, she did so not knowing what her constituents really felt about the issue. The Kamloops-

Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP said she was disappointed with the feedback she got when she sought input about the issue, with just 100 people going to her website to provide their views. “I had a low, low response rate,” she said, adding she took the opportunity, when out in the riding, to seek out more information. In the end, McLeod

only 18 of the 164 Conservative MPs to vote in favour of the bill, guaranteeing it would pass. The final vote was 149 to 137. McLeod noted MPs can vote their conscience on privatemember bills. She said the bill sponsor, NDP MP Randall Garrison, made several amendments that helped to clarify the goal.

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In one part of Student Street stands a chemistry student, eager to talk about her research into baby bottles. Just steps farther along the area in the Old Main Building is another student who has spent a lot of time digging up dirt — literally. Surrounding them are others who have been studying water, natural disasters, pine needles, stress, urban design and so many more aspects of life. This first step — standing in front of the laminated displays that explain their research and being ready to talk about it — is designed to engage the public while highlighting student research at Thompson Rivers University. The baby-bottle researcher, Christina Drescher, wanted to test the levels of bisphenols (BPA and BPH) in bottles made in China and Indonesia. She chose those countries, she said, because baby bottles manufactured in Canada cannot contain the chemicals that have been linked to many health issues. A highlight of the study was her ability to use the university’s capillary electropheresis equipment — some-

thing the fourth-year student said has never been used to study BPAs and BPHs in baby bottles before. Drescher is eager to continue the study and perhaps publish her results once they are completed. The dirt-digger, Lindsay Jmaiff, is studying the presence of heavy metals in soil just outside of Kamloops. She took several samples from Goose Lake south of Knutsford and found copper, iron and molybdenum of various amounts at different depths. The study is in its early stages and, Jmaiff said, she needs to do a similar analysis of soil taken from depths much deeper to determine which minerals have always been in the dirt and which ones have entered later, likely due to surrounding industry. While she acknowledged her studies might draw the attention of people against the proposed Ajax mine, Jmaiff said her motivation for the study had nothing to do with that possibility. She said she wanted to do it because she is studying environmental sciences and was aware there is no baseline data about the impact of Kamloops industry in the soil surrounding it. Some of the students also had to do 15-minute presentations on Saturday, March 23,

as part of the eighth annual Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference at the university. For Cynthia Ross Friedman, one of the professors who has worked with the students on their research projects, the event was “thrilling. You just feel so good,” she said. “They don’t need you at that point.” Ross Friedman said the quality of research being done at TRU is high, particularly given the students are, for the most part, all undergraduates. “They can compete with people with masters, their work is so good,” she said. Added conference co-chair Elizabeth Rennie: “There is an amazing variety of fascinating work being done on this campus. “For students, this is a chance to see what students in other disciplines are doing, experience an academic conference and develop their presentation skills.” Students were evaluated on their ability to explain their projects, said journalism assistant professor Charles Hays as he wandered through the exhibit, talking with the students. At least three staff did evaluations on each, some for course marks, but all for feedback on the clarity of their displays and their abilities to explain their studies. “And, it’s giving me a chance to see some of the amazing work being done in other parts of the university,” Hays said.

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Despite the latest Angus Reid poll placing his B.C. Conservatives well behind the B.C. NDP and B.C. Liberals, tied with the Greens in third place, John Cummins expects to see Conservative MLAs elected on May 14. “We had our troubles there last fall, but our troubles are nothing compared to the troubles the Liberals have had over the last six months,” the party leader said, referencing an ugly and rather bizarre bout of infighting that featured the arrival and departure of former Liberal MLA John van Dongen in lightningquick speed. Cummins was in Kamloops on Friday, March 22, to help open the campaign office of Peter Sharp, the party’s candidate in Kamloops-South Thompson. “I think the rebound has started,” Cummins said. “We are up nicely in this latest poll. My take on it is that we are going to do very, very well. By the time this election rolls around, it’s going to be a tight, threeway race in the province.” Cummins cited the party’s recently released budget fiscal framework and party platform as attracting voters. “I think in a three-way race, anything can happen,” Cummins said. “I don’t see anything on the horizon that suggests to me that the Liberal strength is going to rebound. They don’t seem to have an agenda.” Cummins said leaders’ debates on radio and TV will help spread the Conservative message just weeks before voters go to the polls. Cummins also defended his party’s budget fiscal framework, which has been criticized by some for failing to state how budgets will be balanced and revenues realized when items such as the carbon tax are axed. “We took the position of the Credit Union Central, a position that is a little more optimistic,” Cummins said. “And I think, in that sense, there is reason to be optimistic on the world markets.” Cummins cited rising U.S. housing starts and increased coal exports as reasons for the optimism.

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Clark relishes underdog role By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

She may be 20 points back in the latest opinion polls, but Premier Christy Clark still thinks her party can pull out a win on election day. “This is a choice about who’s going to secure our province, who’s going to make sure the folks at NRI still have jobs to go to in a few years,” said Clark during a stop at the NRI Distribution Inc. warehouse in Kamloops on Thursday, March 21. “That’s the question people will be asking themselves when they walk into the voting booth on election day,” Clark said. “And I’m confident with the record we’ve got, with the results we’ve got in the update to the jobs plan, that people will look at that and say, ‘I think the people that will protect our economy in the long term are the B.C. Liberals.’” An Angus Reid online survey commissioned by the Globe and Mail has the NDP with a 20-point lead over the Liberals, with the Conservatives and Greens tied in third. Angus Reid pollsters surveyed 809 British Columbia adults, with 48 per cent backing the New Democrats and 28 per cent siding with the Liberals. The Conservatives and Greens each garnered 11 per cent support.

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This marks the first time this year the Liberals have fallen below 30 per cent support in a poll. Clark said she doesn’t think the election should be viewed as a horse race, but admits she’ll head into the election campaign at a disadvantage. “I don’t want to sugarcoat it, I know I’m the underdog,” she said. “But, I’m OK with that because I’m a fighter. And I really believe in what we’re doing here in British Columbia.” The gap in Kamloops and the Southern Interior is not as wide as the provincial number, with the NDP at 38 per cent and the Liberals at 31 per cent. The Conservatives had their best showing in the Southern Interior, at 17 per cent, while the Greens are at 10 per

cent. When asked who would make the best premier, Adrian Dix

topped responses at 31 per cent, with “None of these” at 22 per cent and “Not sure” at 20 per cent. Christy Clark, at 16 per cent, John Cummins, at six per cent, and Jane Sterk, at four per cent, rounded out the list. The B.C. Liberals used the Kamloops stop to release an 18-month progress report on the government’s job plan, which Clark said is meeting targets ahead of schedule. Of 19 targets laid out in the original plan, she said the government has met 11, which include signing more treaty agreements with First Nations, developing a promotional strategy for liquefied natural gas and reducing a backlog of Water and Land Act

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HE B.C. ELECTION campaign that’s about to get underway will feature lots of talk about skills training. It will be everyone’s top priority, along with a dozen other top priorities. But, since elections are no time to deal with serious issues, don’t expect much frank discussion about ways to redirect our increasingly soft, urban society toward useful work. Somebody might be offended. The B.C. Liberals see lots of skilled, technical jobs on the horizon, but they cut their skills-training budget and many of their MLAs are also looking at career changes. The B.C. school system, like that of other provinces, still pushes kids to university programs that lead to coffee-serving jobs and the need for another round of training. This has been going on since the 1970s — and it’s not confined to B.C. The B.C. NDP apparently expects to coast to victory with the same empty rhetoric about “income inequality” and student debt that it has been using for years. The party’s only discernible intent is to return to industrial unions control over how many apprentices can be on a job site. Unions severely restrict the number of apprentices, thereby squeezing out small business. The NDP’s ideas are mostly left over from the last industrial revolution. Fortunately, there is a mid-term federal government that has acted.

TOM FLETCHER Our Man in

VICTORIA Last week’s federal budget launched new programs with which the next B.C. government will have to go along. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government didn’t claw back postsecondary funds from B.C. and other inept provinces, as some had feared. What we got from Ottawa was social engineering, Conservative style. The centrepiece is the Canada Job Grant, a $5,000 grant to employers willing to match it and train an unemployed person. To qualify, the province has to match as well, for a total $15,000 commitment to one worker who will have a job to go to. Delta-Richmond East MP KerryLynne Findlay was one of the Conservatives out to promote the budget. She said when the Canada Job Grant is fully rolled out, it will fund training for 130,000 people a year. Some will be young people, but there will also be older workers whose skills need upgrading. “If they’re willing to look at the jobs that are available and understand

that that’s their best shot at making a living and being able to support their own families some day, we want to be sure that the opportunities are there,” Findlay said. The difference is it has to be what an employer needs, not what the student might prefer. It’s a publicprivate partnership, as we have seen with modern public works. Findlay acknowledged that even with a big push on training, Canada will still need to import foreign workers. In B.C., we are bracing for an unprecedented resource boom, much of it in the B.C. Interior and north. That’s one reason for a $241-million increase over five years to the federal Income Assistance Program for aboriginal reserves. The new money is available only if community leadership commits to a mandatory training component. They didn’t call it Idle No More, but that’s the gist of it. Of course, no worker or province or band council is required to participate. They have the option to leave the federal money on the table. But, the NDP should note the Canada Job Grant applies to unionrun apprenticeship schools as well as those in community colleges and technical institutes. Saying no isn’t much of a choice. Whatever grand promises the B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP have written into their yet-to-be-released election platforms, they will need to find the money to participate. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Pierre Elliot Trudeau once famously said, “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” That was in reference to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, which decriminalized homosexuality, made way for abortion and contraception and regulated lotteries, gun possession and drinking and driving offences — a scenario we take for granted today. In its latest attempt to poke its nose into our bedrooms, the province’s new Family Law Act will help protect those in common-law relationships if and when the romance dies. While the new rules clarify the partners’ responsibility for their children, they also make division of assets a little easier, a move the government says will keep more unhappy couples out of court. As with any change to the law, it’s the lawyers who will see the biggest benefit. People already living commonlaw and those thinking of shacking up with a romantic partner will now be drawing up cohabitation agreements — planning well beyond who gets the record collection when it’s over. And, while the new rules certainly close a number of loopholes in terms of spousal and child support, there will be unintended consequences, with potentially more at stake financially at the time of a break-up. It’s only human nature to want what you have coming to you — even if it’s only because the government has said you deserve it. It’s this kind of thinking that might well lead more splitting couples to the courtroom than anticipated. The new act gives us all something to think about. Things like purchasing a new car, investing in real estate or RRSPs might best be done before emptying a drawer in your bureau for a new partner. You might also want to think twice before moving in with someone who is going back to school and about to amass student debt — because if you part ways, along with those old Neil Sedaka LPs, you’ll get half of that, too.

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Seniors’ advocate needs independence Hospice offers

Speak up You can comment on any story you read @ kamloopsthisweek.com

A selection of comments on KTW stories, culled online

Re: Story: Petition calls for Ajax to take a stand against Ajax: “Anyone with a brain would be against the location of this proposed mine. “Have your mine if you must and give the mining jobs to people who live in and around Kamloops, but change the location. “It is not wanted that close to our children, our grandparents, ourselves. “We must protect our air and water resources of this most beautiful of all cities.” — posted by Judie Rix

Re: Letter: Zero harm? Let me count the ways mine will harm: “It all adds up to ‘no’ on this mine proposal. There is everything to lose and only dollars for the owners. “I have considered moving to the Kamloops area from Vancouver and this mine would put a definite stop to any such endeavour.” — posted by Lee Houghton “Then add the loss of Inks lake and destruction of part of Jacko Lake. “Will fish in Jacko Lake, subjected to huge blasts every day for 23 years, agree there is ‘zero harm’? I’m not a fish, but I think not. — posted by Bronwen Boulton Scott

Editor: Legislation to create a seniors’ advocate was passed on March 14. Unfortunately, the advocate will be limited to serving at the discretion of government and will therefore be unable to play the watchdog role that seniors need it to play. While I am pleased the position is being created, without a truly independent advocate, and in the absence of other comprehensive action on the part of government to improve seniors’ care, we cannot address the systemic challenges seniors face. This legislation comes one year after the release of the B.C. Ombudsperson’s report on the state of seniors’ care in B.C. The Ministry of Health has fully imple-

mented only four of the 141 recommendations made directly to the ministry since the report’s release — and partially implemented only approximately 25 per cent of the recommendations. The ombudsperson’s findings indicate the Ministry of Health has, in many cases, failed to fulfill its leadership role for seniors’ care in our province. Given there is little evidence in the 2013 budget to suggest our government intends to take serious action on seniors’ care, one advocate who is tied to government cannot fill that gap.

Rick Turner, co-chair B.C. Health Coalition

George from Minos will be truly missed Editor: Re: KTW’s story of March 19 (‘What happened to George of Minos?’): I am shocked and saddened to hear George Georgious missing and/or gone. I haven’t been to Minos in many months and had been planning to stop by each week, but

never got a chance to. Now I am sorry I didn’t. I didn’t have a chance to say hello and laugh with George over a shot of Ouzo for old time’s sake. If anything, I hope George, his wife and Minos employees see this and know I am thinking of all of them.

Thank you for the good times, George! You always knew how to have a good time and make me feel welcome. Thank you for our chats and I will miss not only your stories, but you. Wendy Blaskovic Kamloops

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tenderness Editor: My wife passed away on Feb 28. It was, and continues to be, a sad time. She was in the care of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. To all of the individuals who work at this particular hospice: • Your compassion and care for my wife and me during this journey leaves me in awe; • Never have I experienced such kindness and such dedication from doctors, nurses, caregivers, aides, counsellors and administrative people. I offer my thanks and my gratitude to all of you for the tenderness, tact and genuine concern demonstrated for my wife and me. Kim Balas Kamloops

Why not give folks behind Ajax a chance? Take stand Editor: Re: Paula Pick’s letter of March 21 regarding the effects the proposed Ajax mine would have on Kamloops (‘Zero harm? Let me count the ways mine will harm’): Pick focused on how Ajax would affect health and property values and how it would contaminate waterways. I feel it is safe to say at least 90 per cent of her comments are fearmongering. It seems when people don’t want something to operate in their area, they begin to grab at straws. As a longtime resident of Kamloops, I recall how hard it was to get work in the 1990s. I had to work the lowestpaying jobs just to survive and this required me to work away from home. I worked in mines in construction, in pulp mills, in gas plants

and in food-and-beverage plants. I could not get a job in Kamloops because there was nothing available for people who could not get the funding to attend Cariiboo College or get a good job. Property values in Kamloops have climbed not because of treehugging, fearmongering antics — which are largely based on a lack of understanding. Mines kept me working and fed through the 1990s when the NDP destroyed many mining towns Cassiar was ruined because of the NDP. The town of Stewart was built for 10,000 people and has a population of 400. Mines create a domino effect of jobs. Before Pick ruins the chance for us and many others to have a chance to build a good life for our families, she should try to work with an opportunity instead of turning it away.

Or, she should consider moving to a stale town like Ashcroft. I can honestly say I have worked in many worse places than a mine. What damage does cattle do to B.C. grasslands? How about summer fires? What about other local businesses and manufacturing companies? Look at Logan Lake. The town is doing very very well. I recall a time when it was feared the mine would close and property prices dropped. Maybe we should look at giving the people behind Ajax a chance. If we drive all the companies away or scare potential clients from Kamloops, will all the other big companies last here?

Rob Lizotte Kamloops

on Ajax Editor: I want to thank Bruce Stevens for his letter of March 21 regarding Ajax sponsorship (‘Ajax is busy buying its way into Kamloops’). While it is hard to not support the arts community we are blessed to have in this town, history has shown that boycotts are an effective way of creating change. I support your boycott and encourage others to also take this stand. Karen Montgomery Kamloops

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COVER PAGE STORY The website of the Rarebirds Housing Co-operative is publicizing the public hearing, which has been moved to tonight (March 26) from its original March 5 date.

Prepare to get charged at TCC Drivers of electric vehicles will be able to recharge their batteries in a quarter of the usual time at a new charging station planned for the Tournament Capital Centre. In a closed meeting earlier this month, Kamloops city council agreed to let BC Hydro build a direct-current, fast-charging station at the TCC. According to a staff report, the charging station won’t take up any of the existing parking stalls at the TCC and BC Hydro will cover the estimated $150,000 construction costs. Other electric-vehicle chargers slated for installation in Kamloops require two to three hours to bring a vehicle up to full power. The TCC station will do the same in 30 minutes. Kamloops will be one of 13 communities hosting the BC Hydro stations, which work only on fully electric cars, not hybrids. The city will pay about $1,600 for the project — $1,400 in signs directing traffic to the charging station and $200 annually in power costs. Use of the station will be free for the first year, after which the city will look at a rate structure for plugging in.

New Ajax model at council today After panning the first attempt, Kamloops councillors will find out today (March 26) if the Ajax team’s second computerized 3D model of the proposed project lives up to expectations. Representatives from KGHM Ajax, including former RCMP superintendent Yves Lacasse, will be at council during the 3 p.m. delegation slot today to show off a prototype of the new model. Norman Thompson, Ajax’s commu-

nity-relations manager, has described the model as operating similar to Google Earth, giving users the ability to view the proposed copper and gold mine from various angles throughout its 23-year life span. The first attempt at a computerized visualization of the mine, released in the form of a short video last summer, received little positive feedback from councillors. A link to the video no longer appears on the Ajax website.

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While the city plans to have the Rarebirds sign a housing agreement forbidding them from renting any of the sleeping units, Sills said that doesn’t mean the rooms can’t be used by relatives if the co-op members are away from home. “Who has access? We’re talking children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles,” she said. Sills is also unhappy about the loss of an access point to Guerin Creek and worries about what could happen to the building if the co-op disbands and all the members put their shares up for sale. “It all sounds wonderful now but, what if, in a few years, this

doesn’t work out and they decide to dissolve this co-op and go on with their lives, which definitely could happen?” she said, suggesting the property could eventually become a halfway house. “I think it’s going to bring down the value of my property and I don’t think I’m the only one that thinks that.” Ceccon said she and the other Rarebirds understand neighbours have concerns about the project, but she believes the co-op is more likely to stick around. “What we’re doing is that we want to grow old together,” she said. “We want to support one another as we age. We don’t really want to go into homes. We

just want to stay in our home. “It’s like anybody that moves into your neighbourhood. Well. gee whiz, they’re a great neighbour now, but what happens when they move? We can’t plan that far ahead.” Ceccon said the group has worked to address other neighbourhood concerns, such as lowering the height of the building and looking at a housing agreement, and is happy to talk to any Battle Street residents who have questions. “We are all about neighbourhood and community,” Ceccon said. “So, we want to integrate into the community. We don’t want to be a standalone.”


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McLeod lauds budget’s focus on skilled workers By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

When Cathy McLeod first got involved in the federal-government committee looking at the impact of red tape on the economy, she said they “started at the 100,000foot level. “Now, we’re at the on-the-ground level and can see how the changes are helping Canadian businesses,” the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo Conservative MP said. Measures announced in the Thursday, March 21, federal budget that address what she called “a silent killer of jobs” are one of the components McLeod said she is most pleased to see included. It’s why she focused on it during her speech to the House of Commons on Friday, March 22, when McLeod said red tape “imposes a crippling cost on small businesses.

It restricts innovation, productivity and competitiveness. It’s bad for business and it’s bad for Canada.” Among the measures included is a commitment to reduce bureaucratic red-tape issues businesses face when dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency. That organization is key to another component of the budget McLeod is delighted was included — new initiatives to reduce tax evasion and fraud. Responding to criticism of that promise by lobbyists who point to the 911 revenue-staffing cuts introduced in the 2012 budget, McLeod said the areas of the agency that deal with tax invasion aren’t affected. Staff cuts are happening in areas that deal with tax returns, McLeod said, and reflect the reality fewer are needed to process returns because

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the federal takeover of skills-training programs under EI. “Harper promised to focus on jobs, raising the hopes of the almost 1.4-million Canadians are out of work,” Crawford wrote in an email to the media. “Instead, he’s pushing job-killing austerity cuts, introducing no new measures to create new jobs and laying a shell game with skills-training money.” McLeod disagreed, noting the budget includes measures that will help employers train new employees and help build the supply of

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HONOURING EXCELLENCE: Margot Middleton of Middleton Petroleum Services Ltd. receives a certificate of recognition from Kevin Evans, CEO of the Industry Training Authority. Middleton was awarded at the recent Industry Training Authority Community Dialogue at Thompson Rivers University for her contributions to hiring and training apprentices.

Marcia Harrison (left), B.C. regional director of Kids Help Phone, accepts a $10,000 donation from Sandman Hotel Group CEO Tom Gaglardi and Sheryll Gomez, marketing manager for the Sandman Hotel Group. The donation came from Sandman’s annual holiday-charity campaign, with $1 from every reservation made under the Gift of Giving rate being donated to Kids Help Phone and Sandman matching all donations.

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No plea yet from accident By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

A trial is not anticipated for Merle Peter Michels, 85, who was charged with a driving offence after a young woman was seriously injured after she was hit by a car in a North Kamloops crosswalk last September. Rob Bruneau, was represents Michels,

was in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, March 21, where it had been expected Michels would enter a guilty plea. However, Bruneau said discussions with Crown are ongoing for a joint submission to resolve the matter. Bruneau entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of Michels to

a charge of driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and the case was put over to April 25. Michels was not in the courtroom. On Sept. 7, 2012, Chloe Jasmine Demers — also known as Chloe Ardiles — suffered life-threatening injuries and spent several weeks in a medically

induced coma after being hit by a car as she crossed Tranquille Road at Leigh Street while in a crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle allegedly ran a red light and struck Demers. Bruneau told the court a trial is not likely going to be required, depending on the discussions with the Crown.

Accused replies to lawsuit from family By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Merle Peter Michels has responded to a lawsuit filed in January by the family of Chloe Demers, who was seriously injured in an accident for which Michels faces a charge of driving without due care. The lawsuit, filed by Christian Ardiles, Demers’ father, seeks money to cover loss of income, loss of earning capacity, future care costs and general damages, among other claims. The response to the lawsuit, filed by John Broadway of the law firm Gillespie Renkema Barnett Broadway LLP on Wednesday, March 13, states any accident that might have occurred happened “without any negligence on the part of the defendant, Merle Peter Michels, who at all times operated the vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner.” It states Demers “sustained no injury, loss, damage or expense as a result of the alleged accident.” The notice of claim filed on her behalf noted she suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, a broken tibia and fibula, multiple lacerations, abrasions and bruises to her entire body, a blown pupil and an ACL injury to her left knee.

Michels’ response states any alleged injuries “were caused or contributed to by the actions of the plaintiff,” claiming Demers did not pay attention, did not take proper care to avoid any accident, did not move in time to avoid an accident, walked into the path of the vehicle “so close it is impracticable for the driver to yield the right of way,” failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle, did not follow traffic-control signals at the intersection and entered the roadway when the word “wait,” the words “don’t walk” or an outline of a raised hand were being shown on the traffic signal. It also alleges Demers impaired her ability to hear traffic by wearing headphones or ear buds, adding that Demers “has failed to follow medical advice in respect to treatment or exercise.” The lawsuit claims Demers has been left with scars on her head and body and now suffers seizures, pain, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and headaches. It states Michels was speeding when he ran the red light and failed “to take reasonable steps to avoid a collision” with Demers. There is no dollar amount listed in the document.

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TRU club a regional champion Enactus Thompson Rivers, the largest student club at the Kamloops university, was declared the regional champion at the recent Enactus Western Canada Regional Competition, held in Calgary from March 7 to March 8. The club, which has 87 members, also won two first-runner-up awards. The group was required to present its community-outreach programs, noting how its members empower

others and how the programs benefit Kamloops. Since last May, Enactus members have volunteered for 9,424 hours at agencies and events in the city, raised more than 18,000 pounds of food for area food banks and run five programs that impacted 457 people. The club now moves on to the national level. That competition will be held in Toronto from May 6 to May 8.

Meditation in Kamloops — weekly Meditation classes taught by a Buddhist nun are taking place in Kamloops on Thursdays through the spring. Chenma is a Buddhist nun who travels throughout the B.C. Interior, teaching meditation classes wherever they are requested. The Kamloops classes are held on Thursdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Andrews on the Square, located at the corner

of Seymour Street and Second Avenue. The session includes a 15-minute end-ofsession segment featuring tea and an informal discussion. The classes explain Buddhist ideas, meditation and practice and combine guided meditation with practical advice participants can apply immediately to relieve stress and solve problems in their lives. Everyone is welcome

and the classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Chairs are provided and floor sitting is permitted. There is a suggested donation of $10 per class to help cover travel expenses and hall rental There are also classes in Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Enderby. Go online to dorjechang.ca for more information.

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Nanaimo unplugs Kamloops in Earth Hour wager Mayor Peter Milobar will be switching up his wardrobe at an upcoming city council meeting after losing an Earth Hour bet to his Nanaimo counterpart. According to data from BC Hydro, residents of the Harbour

City reduced power by 5.3 per cent by turning off lights and electronics between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (Earth Hour) on Saturday, March 23. Kamloopsians reduced their power by 2.2 per cent.

BC Hydro reports this year’s Earth Hour reduced the provincial electrical load by 1.95 per cent, saving 136 megawatt-hours of electricity. Based on the terms of his wager with Nanaimo Mayor

John Ruttan, Milobar now has to don a Nanaimo Clippers junior A hockey jersey for a full citycouncil meeting at Kamloops City Hall. The jersey will feel familiar as Milobar played eight games

for the Clippers in the 19891990 season. Courtney and Comox, both Vancouver Island communities, were Earth Hour champions, each using 9.8 per cent less energy than in 2012.

Meeting to keep trustees in the loop By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Despite not actually receiving the complaint yet, representatives of the provincial Ministry of Education will meet with the B.C. School Trustees Association (BCSTA) about ensuring school boards receive press releases in a timely manner. The issue was raised at the last meeting of the KamloopsThompson board of education by its chairwoman, Denise Harper, who said she wanted to know why releases are no longer sent to trustees and administrators. “It leaves us with the media calling asking for comment and we don’t know what they are talking about,” Harper said at the time. “The media gets the releases, but we don’t.” A spokesperson for the ministry said no formal letter was received from the school district but, having become aware of the issue through media reports, a decision was made to address the issue with the BCSTA. No date for the meeting has yet been set. During the March 11 board meeting when the issue was raised, trustee John Harwood noted a protocol had been signed several years ago between the government and the BCSTA to ensure communication was inclusive and trustees and administrators were kept aware of releases that dealt with education areas in their districts.

AJAX PROJECT APPROVAL PROCESS There has been recent discussion in the community about who has a say in the approval of the Ajax Project, based on quotes from a former project representative. This representative may have misunderstood the process and we feel clarification is required. The Provincial Ministers of Environment and of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, on recommendation from the BC Environmental Assessment Office, and the Federal Minister of Environment, on recommendation from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, have the final say on whether or not our project is approved. The Ministers make their decision based on many factors, including any matters that they consider relevant to the public interest. It is our goal to show the community, both through the results of our studies and in our actions, that we are an operation worth supporting. KGHM International became the new operator of the Ajax Project in September 2012. Since that time we’ve been reviewing all technical and environmental aspects of the project to ensure we do not adversely impact the community’s safety and wellbeing, as well as the project’s viability. Once this work is complete, we will submit our Environmental Assessment Application, which we expect to do before the end of September 2013. While we finalize our environmental studies and project review, we continue to ask community members to wait until the facts are in and to not make decisions about the project based on speculation. Our company, KGHM International, has a well-earned reputation for operating responsibly and safely and for supporting the communities in which our projects are located. We will do the same here in Kamloops. If you have questions or want more information we welcome you to visit our external affairs team at 330 Seymour Street, call us at 250.374.5446, or email us info@ajaxmine.ca.


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HY DID George W. Bush choose March 19, 2003, to invade Iraq, rather than some day in May or July — or never? Because he was afraid further delay would give United Nations arms inspectors time to refute the accusation (his sole pretext for making an unprovoked attack on an independent country) that Saddam Hussein’s regime was working on nuclear weapons. The U.S. president couldn’t say that, of course. Instead, his administration’s spokesmen mumbled about the need to get the war over and done with before the summer heat made fighting impossible. Yet American soldiers proved perfectly capable of operating in that summer heat during the ensuing seven years of fighting, in which more than 4,000 of them were killed. That was nothing compared to the number of Iraqi deaths. At least five times as many Iraqis have died violently in the decade since the U.S invasion as were killed by Saddam’s regime in the 10 years before the invasion. The exact number is unknown, but Saddam’s secret police were probably killing less than 2,000 people a year from 1993 to 2003. An estimated 121,000 Iraqi civilians have died in the military and political struggles of the past 10 years. Iraq’s infrastructure has still not recovered to its pre-war level.

GWYNNE DYER World WATCH More than a million Iraqis still live in internal exile, unable to return to homes from which they were “cleansed” during the Sunni-Shia sectarian war of 2006/2007. Another million have fled the country for good, including a large proportion of the country’s intellectual and professional elite. Iraq ranks eighth from the bottom on Transparency International’s corruption index, ahead of Somalia and North Korea, but below Haiti and Equatorial Guinea. The government in Baghdad, though dominated by sectarian Shia politicians, does little for the impoverished Shia majority. The Sunni minority fears and hates it. The Kurdish ethnic minority in the north ignores Baghdad and runs a state that is independent in all but name. Iraq’s courts do the regime’s will, torture is endemic and the swollen army and security forces (used almost exclusively for internal repression) eat up a huge share of the budget. And, from the perspective of American grand strategy, the main result of the war has been to weaken the position of the U.S. in the Gulf

region and strengthen that of its perceived opponent, Iran. The United States spent about $800 billion on the Iraq war and will eventually spend at least another trillion dollars on military pensions, disability payments and debt service. Yet it achieved less than nothing. Why on earth did it invade in the first place? Even defenders of the invasion have stopped claiming that Saddam was co-operating with al-Qaeda terrorists who were plotting to attack the United States. They were also plotting to overthrow and kill Saddam, as everyone with any knowledge of the Middle East already knew. The UN weapons inspectors never found the slightest evidence Saddam had revived the nuclear weapons program that had been dismantled under UN supervision in the early 1990s. The people in the White House who took the decision to invade must have known there was no such program. The way they carefully worded their propaganda in order to avoid explicit lying is ample evidence of that. The strategist Edward Luttwak once suggested the real reason was that the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had been too easy. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the American people really wanted to punish somebody and Afghanistan had not provided enough catharsis. So, another invasion was an emotional

necessity and, given the American public’s ignorance about the Middle East, almost any Arab country would do. There was certainly a parallel desire among the neo-conservatives in the Bush White House to restore American power to unchallenged dominance after what they saw as the fecklessness of Bill Clinton’s administrations in the 1990s. That required a short and successful war that would put everyone else in awe and fear of American military might – but, once again, any weak and unpopular country would have done. Why Iraq? The closest we can come to a rational answer is the argument, common in Washington a decade ago, that permanent military bases in Iraq would give America strategic control of the entire Gulf region. The role of those bases would not be to

ensure prompt delivery of the region’s oil to the United States at a low price as only 11 per cent of US oil imports come from there. The bases would instead enable the U.S. to block Gulf exports of oil to China if the United States found itself in a confrontation with that country. None of these explanations can justify what was done and we haven’t even gone into the damage done to international law by this blatantly criminal act. But, can we at least conclude that the world, or even just the United Nations, has learned a lesson from all this? Probably yes for the United States, at least until memories fade. (Give it 10 more years.) Not so much for the rest of the world but, then, most other countries are less prone to invade faraway places. gwynnedyer.com

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City to host provincial BIAs Vancouver entrepreneur — and TED Talk speaker — Mark Brand will be a keynote presenter as the annual Business Improvement Associations of British Columbia (BIABC) hold their annual conference in Kamloops from Monday, April 15, to Wednesday, April 16. Brand, a young Vancouver businessman, is taking over Save on Meats — a Vancouver landmark butcher shop and lunch counter — and turning it into a social enterprise that partners with other organizations to provide affordable meals to residents of the Downtown Eastside. Other speakers a the April conference include: • Roger Brooks of Destination Development International. The Seattle-based Brooks presents talks on tourism development and marketing, branding, downtown revitalization and economic development. • Brent Toderian of

Toderian Urban Works. The former chief planner for Vancouver shares his experiences through his own company, which focuses on advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. • Caroline Grover, a former manager of the North Shore Business Improvement Association and now member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, who sill give a keynote address; • Jeremy Heighton of WOW Leadership Training, who will give an inspirational keynote address; • Tony Bradwell of Urban Systems in Kamloops, who will be part of a panel on parking solutions; • Former Kamloops CAO Randy Diehl, who will conduct a leadership class on implementing an operating plan; • Current Kamloops CAO David Trawin, who will provide a review of the Lorne Street redevelopment project; • Kamloops arts and

community development manager Barbara Berger, who will talk about the economic benefit of a vibrant arts scene; • Marlaina Buch, education and public programs co-ordinator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, who will be part of a panel on guerilla placemaking — bringing life to areas that are underused; • Kamloops RCMP

Corp. Nick Lee, who will be part of a panel on managing activities after dark; • Angela MacIsaac of That Angela Media, who will be part of a panel on how to use social media to benefit members. Some sessions are open to the public. For more information, go online to kcbia. com or call 250-3723242.

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Ferry hopping Blazers take 2-0 lead to the Island By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

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EAR MOUNTAIN ARENA in Victoria will be buzzing when the puck drops tonight on Game 3 of a Western Conference quarter-final series between the Kamloops Blazers and the hometown Royals. Blazer netminder Cole Cheveldave’s crease might also be abuzz. “We’re not changing the way we play,” said Royals’ bench boss Dave Lowry, whose team is in a 2-0 hole. “We’re going to continue to bring pucks to the net. We’re going

to have to go to the net hard.” “It’s clearly evident that you can go to the net. You can stop in front of the net and you can put pucks on the net.” Kamloops earned a pair of victories at Interior Savings Centre on the weekend — downing the Royals 6-4 on Saturday, March 23, a night after edging Victoria 3-2. The Blazers were up 5-1 and looked to be in cruise control heading into the final frame in Game 2, but the Royals clawed to within one goal before Dylan Willick scored into an empty net to ice the game. The game was not

without controversy. A member of the Royals’ staff radioed down to the bench from the press box to inform coaches that several calls made in the first two periods were “very questionable.” Lowry had a brief chat with the officiating crew before the third period and, after the meeting, a referee addressed Blazer bench boss Guy Charron. It also appeared Victoria’s bench was upset with Blazer forward Chase Souto, who was called for goaltender interference in the third period. Lowry declined to comment on the officials after the game. There was nothing

controversial about the Blazers’ victory on Friday — Cheveldave stole the win, making a series of saves in the third period that are usually seen only in video games. The ISC crowd chanted in unison — “Chevy! Chevy! Chevy!” — after the acrobatic stops, but the Blazer backstop couldn’t hear a thing. “Thank you, fans, but I’m in the zone,” Cheveldave said, relaying the message through reporters after the game on Friday. “I can’t hear anything.” With Blazer D-man Tyler Hansen in the box for interference and the Royals pressing for the

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Colin Smith leaped over this JC Lipon shot that beat Victoria Royals’ netminder Patrik Polivka at Interior Savings Centre on Friday, March 22. Kamloops leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 2-0 heading into Game 3, which will be played at Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria tonight (March 26). Follow @KTWonBlazers on Twitter for the latest and log on to kamloopsthisweek.com for the game story. Allen Douglas/KTW

equalizer, Cheveldave slid to his left and stacked his pads to stop Jamie Crooks with less than eight minutes to play in the third. The rebound fell to Brandon Magee in the slot and he fired a shot at what looked to be a yawning cage, but Cheveldave shot his right pad out to thwart the attempt. “You gotta toss something in front of it,” said Cheveldave, sporting a leather Harley Davidson vest — handed out in the dressing room to the team’s grinder of the game — for post-game interviews. “That’s all I tried to do. Fortunately, it hit me. That’s as much as I

could ask for.” Minutes later, the cage was yawning again. This time, an outof-position Cheveldave dove full-stretch from his right to his left and got his glove on a Logan Nelson shot. Polivka and Cheveldave will get the call for tonight’s matchup, to be played in front of about 2,500 fans at Bear Mountain. The Royals were forced to move Games 3 and 4 of the bestof-seven duel because the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, which runs from March 30 through April 7, is being held at 7,006seat Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre,

Victoria’s home rink. Hansen said the venue might lend itself to a raucous atmosphere, similar to that of a bantam or midget playoff game, with the fans right on top of the players. Kamloops associate coach Dave Hunchak is not sure playing in Bear Mountain, located about 20 minutes from the Blazers’ hotel, will have any impact on the series. “The ice is still 200 feet by 85 feet,” he said. “If it’s loud and boisterous, it’ll be no different than what we went through last year. “We’re used to it. For us, it’ll be more exciting than anything.”


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SPORTS He scored 26 points, but Kelly Olynyk’s performance was not enough to see his Gonzaga Bulldogs past the Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers, a nine seed, upset the No. 1 seed Bulldogs in the third round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship, winning 76-70 in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, March 23. Olynyk, from Kamloops, was 8-20 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and was 10-14 from the charity stripe. Experts are pegging Olynyk, a South Kamloops secondary graduate, to be selected in the first round of this summer’s NBA Draft. The seven-foot forward has yet to announce whether he will declare himself eligible for the draft or play out his final year of eligibility with the Zags in Spokane. Torrey Vail photo

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Bryant Jameus and Keaton Noble. Sean Wandler is the team’s manager.

great year watching TOURNAMENT these young athletes CAPITAL SPORTS develop their skills and athleticism, which should translate to better performances in their Igniting athletes sports,� program coPacificSport has ordinator Jennifer Joyce said. announced the IGNITE Athlete Development Program squad for 2013. Zahkary Barone, Damon Curling champs Brasseur-Connell, Madison Egli, The McArthur Island Curling Marie Ettinger, Tamara Ghering, Club’s 2012-2013 campaign is in Slater Gordon, Wyatt Henry, the books, with winners decided Madeline Ratuski, Thirza Ross, in the men’s and women’s Sara Kate Smith and Nick Swank leagues. are on the team. Victorious on the men’s side IGNITE is a multi-sport funwas the Kevin Ihlen rink, which damental athletic skills program included Ihlen, Chris Beatty, Paul built to develop athletes within Bregoliss and Joe Picton. The Lori Olsen rink — Olsen, the Learn to Train and Train to Train stage of long-term athletic Theresa Tourand, Lisa Robitaille development. and Shauna Dobson — won the “We are looking forward to a women’s league.

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National university champions crowned The Manitoba Bisons and the Waterloo Warriors are Canadian university curling champions. Breanne Meakin skipped the Manitoba women to a 9-7 win over the Alberta Pandas, skipped by Kelsey Rocque, in the women’s final at Kamloops Curling Club on Sunday, March 24.

On the men’s side, Jake Walker curled 93 per cent and led Waterloo to a 7-5 victory over Brendan Bottcher’s Alberta Golden Bears. The TRU WolfPack men, skipped by Darren Nelson, posted a 4-3 record and won bronze, while the Pack’s women, skipped by Tiffany Krausher, fin-

ished tied for fifth with a 2-5 record. Rounding out the gold-medal-winning Waterloo men’s rink are lead James Freeman, second Jordan Moreau, third Edward Cyr, alternate Nathan Ransom and coach Scott Allen. Joining Meakin in victory on the women’s side were lead Krysten

Karwacki, second Selena Kaatz, third Ashley Howard and coach by Tom Clasper. Howard is Olympic gold medallist Russ Howard’s daughter and Meakin is the daughter of Rob Meakin, a former world men’s curling champion and current coach of Jeff Stoughton’s Manitoba rink.

KIBIHT is different for its 45th edition By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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The Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament is back for its 45th year — but, it’s shaping up to be different than previous incarnations. This year, KIBIHT, running from Wednesday, March 27 to Sunday, March 31, will feature 28 teams — four more than the two-dozen squads that competed for glory in 2012. Last year, the tournament draw was made up of two 12-team divisions — one tier 1 and the other tier 2. For 2013, the balance has shifted significantly, with 20 tier 2 teams competing in one division while eight tier 1 squads will duke it out in the other. Tournament chairman Willy Saari said the move was made necessary because of scheduling woes. Saari said a provincial cham-

pionship tournament is taking place in Alberta over the same weekend, while Saskatchewan’s bantam playoffs are still underway. The venerable Kamloops tournament used to take place later in the spring, but moved to an earlier date because teams were finding their season was over for too long to make staying together while waiting for KIBIHT feasible. “The earlier spring date has helped on some parts and hurt on others,” Saari said. “If we go later into April, a lot of teams are done and don’t want to wait.” According to Saari, four of Alberta’s top-six bantam teams had committed to KIBIHT last fall, but dropped out when the dates for their provincial championship were finalized in April. As for Saskatchewan, he said, a couple of teams had said they would be coming to Kamloops

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Stephen Aberle has no excuse to struggle with any of his lines. The veteran Vancouver-based actor is taking the stage as Tevye in Western Canada Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, premiering this week at Sagebrush Theatre. For Aberle, it’s his fourth time being part of a Fiddler cast. And, each of those times, he’s played Tevye. “I know most of my lines, yeah,” Aberle joked. “There’s still little turns of phrase you want to nail down and get just right.” This will be Aberle’s second time performing with WCT, having played Jacob in the theatre’s 2011 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. “I go from one Jewish patriarch to another,” he said, laughing. “It’s such a delight to work with this wonderful company.” Aberle said Fiddler on the Roof is one of his favourite productions in which to take the stage. “It’s a very emotional, deep piece,” he said. “So, you really need to commit to the depth of that emotion. And, at the same time, you need to make it honest so that it doesn’t become mushy or self-indulgent. “That depth is very rewarding and the dancing and the singing and the music is magnificent. “I think this is one of the great theatre pieces of all time — right up there with Shakespeare.” Having performed in so many previous incarnations of Fiddler on

Production a sign of theatre’s future? Western Canada Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof production features a cast of 26 — 16 professional actors and another 10 local children. Given the large cast and the fact that KSO is on-board for the first time, WCT artistic director Daryl Cloran described the production as the pinnacle of the company’s ambition to date — and a sign of things to come. “It’s huge,” Cloran, who is also directing Fiddler, told KTW. “It’s the biggest show we’ve ever done — biggest in terms of cast size, biggest in terms of budget and a longer run, a week longer than we normally would. “And, partnering with the symphony. We’ve never done that before.” Cloran said local theatre fans should expect big things from WCT moving forward. “Within reason,” he said, laughing. “But, I think that’s part of our job — dreaming big.”

the Roof, Aberle said it’s interesting to see the differences in each production. “Every time is different,” he said. “Every production has the director’s — and the rest of the creative team’s — touch on it.” One of the unique facets of WCT’s production is that it’s a joint venture with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra — marking the first time the two Tournament Capital arts institutions have joined forces. Fiddler on the Roof runs March 28 to April 13 at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, online at kamloopslive.ca or by phone at 250-374-5483.

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Berlinski Beat features a diverse mix of musicians — including a singer who claims to be descended from a gypsy king.

Euro group added to Roots and Blues lineup Berlinski Beat has been added to the roster for the 21st annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, to be held from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18. The band includes a Polish bagpipe player, a German tuba player, a Czech trumpet player, a DJ from Bosnia, percussionists from East and West Germany and a singer who claims to be the descendant of a gypsy king. Mixed together, it’s a melange of street music, club sounds — music to make you dance. For more information, go online to belinskibeat.com/en.

Apply for N.S. Artwalk Applications are being accepted for the annual North Shore Artwalk, which runs from April 22 to May 20. The event provides an opportunity for local artists and artisans to display their works in North Shore businesses along a self-guided walking tour. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 5. Forms can be obtained online at kamloopsarts.ca or at the Kamloops Arts Council office, 7 West Seymour St.

Cookers coming Blues, funk and jazz band The Cookers is in Kamloops for a show on Friday, April 19, at the Stage House Theatre, 422

Tranquille Rd. The band, comprised of Tin Hammel, Ryan Oliver, Alex Holmena, Joel Haynes and Richard Whiteman, began in 2010 in Toronto when the five musicians decided to get together once a week and play original music. Interest grew, regulars started to attend the shows and the band decided it was time to record a self-titled debut album. Tickets are $20, which includes HST and service charges, and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Art We Are The music continues at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Upcoming concerts include: • April 6: Tanner James (music.cbc.ca/#/ Tanner-James) and Chris Ho (chrishomusic.bandcamp.com). James describes himself as “a singer, a runner, a traveller, a dreamer, a troubadour and a guitar picker. Most of all, I’m a storyteller.” He has been touring to promote his first EP, Answers, taking part in Victoria and Vancouver Fringe festivals. • April 13: Cougars in America (cougars inamerica.blogspot. com). The alt-folk project of singer-songwriter Scott Hamilton has been compared to

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the work of Sufjan Stevens and Bonnie Prince Billy, a blend of American folk, blues and indie rock. • April 27: Simon Walls (simonwalls. com). The Montreal singer-songwriter raised the money he needed to record his first album, Don’t Ask your Eyes What the End Looks Like, while he was a music teacher for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. He performed all the instruments and vocals on the 2007 recording. • May 4: Cathleen Lesperance (cathleenlesperance.com). The self-taught musician didn’t record her first full CD until she was 35. Her voice has been praised for its soulful depth and vulnerable tones.

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Kids’ history book done The Kamloops Museum and Archives is ready to unveil a compilation of children’s projects about the Tournament Capital’s 200th birthday, which was celebrated last summer. As part of the 2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years — Kamloops Bicentennial: 1812-2012 project, local students were invited to submit projects and artwork based on their perspectives of Kamloops history. The museum has put together a 94-page coilbound book, filled with a variety of topics from blacksmiths to personal family trees to fashion, food and utilities of the past. The book launches on Thursday, March 28, at 8:45 a.m. at the Bert Edwards elementary school gym. City of Kamloops Activity Programs For registration please call (250) 828-3500 and please quote program number provided. For online registration please visit https://ezregsvr.kamloops.ca/ezreg Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met. Junior Curator Club

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45 years of Dodge quality in Kamloops Forty-five — it’s not really middle age, but, there’s a lot of history, a lot of experiences, a lot of living behind those four-and-a-half decades. For Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, that time span has meant some deep roots established in the River City — and in families that, from grandpa to mom and dad to son or daughter, have been united in their loyalty to the dealership and the cars it sells. As Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram celebrates its 45th year in the city, those two digits will be prominent in pricetags, said general manager Dave Jacobs, as he and his staff, many of them long-time employees, celebrate the anniversary. There will be plenty of time spent looking back at the beginning of those deep roots, when the original dealership started out in the area where McCracken’s Pub can now be found. From there, it moved east into the 2300-block of the East Trans-Canada Highway on a lot it rapidly outgrew. As more and more people came — and more and more cars were sold — it became necessary to find a larger

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Kamloops Dodge on the Valleyview Automall is celebrating its 45th anniversary — from its humble beginnings (right) to today’s showroom full of the latest Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep models.

used to be in the office every day said one of the strongest assets Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has is its staff, many of whom have been there for decades. They know the vehicles, they know the customers and they know how to make sure every interaction lives up to what Kamloopsians want. Technology has changed the industry and, especially what happens in the service bays. Those long-time employees “are technicians now. They’re no longer mechanics,” Johnston said. Talk to any of the service staff there and you’ll find

they agree. Everything under the hood — and pretty much everywhere else in a vehicle — has dramatically changed from the old days when any car buff would spend a Saturday morning changing the spark plugs or draining and replacing the oil. Environmental awareness is one reason. The average person simply isn’t equipped to properly dispose of any old oil, for example.

Technology is another reason. The heart of the engine isn’t the carburetor anymore — it’s the computer that, in many models, not just tells you when you need an oil change but will let you know through a dashboard indicator or even a warning voice if you’ve used the wrong weight. So, there’s plenty to celebrate this year as Kamloops

Kamloops Dodge is your first and only Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in the Tournament Capital. That said, we at Kamloops Dodge are often confused by the fact there are two Dodge dealerships located just steps from each other on the Valleyview Automall. We have separate owners, products and values. If customer service, value and dependability are what you’re looking for, then drive a little further to Kamloops Dodge. We are the second Dodge dealership — on the auto mall, but right in the centre — but the first when it comes to customer service and quality. Come join your one and only Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in celebrating our 45th anniversary — we’d love to have you. — David Jacobs General Manager, Kamloops Dodge

Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram marks its 45th year selling cars and trucks to Kamloopsians and Jacobs and his staff are inviting everyone to take part in the party with sales promotions and specials almost every week of the year.

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Ferrari Supercar, Technology, Design, Myth, a new exhibit at the Ferrari Museum, traces the development of the brand’s groundbreaking cars.

Ferrari launches exhibit showcasing rich motor history The Ferrari Museum in Maranello has opened the Ferrari Supercar, Technology, Design, Myth. Exhibits include the new LaFerrari, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, as well as all of the other limited edition special series cars that helped establish the Prancing Horse legend. It retraces the story of all of the limited edition special series models built by Ferrari, starting with the 250 GTO, including an example of the 1964 version, and continuing with the 1984 GTO, the F40, the F50

and the Enzo, all the way up to the new model, which has been named the LaFerrari as it epitomizes the sweeping excellence for which the Maranello marque is renowned. Parallel to the limited edition road cars will be the Formula 1 cars that inspired Ferrari’s design in various eras, as well as special track and competition-oriented models, such as the GTO Evoluzione, the F40 Competizione, the 599XX and the FXX. A large section of the exhibition

is devoted to the development of the LaFerrari, illustrating both its technical content and styling. The entire process from the car’s initial conception to the approval of the final car is traced, and visitors also have the opportunity to see two fullscale models in addition to the various stages the car went through in its The exhibition runs until Sept. 30. Tickets can be booked online at museoferrari.com, and guided tours can be arranged by emailing museo@ ferrari.com.

The first stretch Lamborghini limo is here — and it’s being brought to you by one of Britain’s top luxurycar rental companies. The concept for this stretch hypercar innovation has been kept under wraps for months, but now the public can finally get a glimpse of this, pioneering advancement in the world of luxury cars. The Lamborghini limo, also known as the Lambo, is a stretch version of Lamborghini’s Aventador model. The breathtaking conceptual limo exaggerates all the sleekness and sophistication of the Aventador into a luxuriously stylish stretch limousine. The Aventador, named after a raging bull, brings to life the very spirit of creative and futuristic car design. In a triumph of innovative automobile design, one of the world’s most sought-after 690 horse power hypercars is transformed into a state-ofthe-art luxury stretch limousine.

It goes without saying that the first stretch Lambo blueprint, in its fiery orange colour scheme, is poised to create massive amounts of hype in the world of luxury motoring. Although this stunning design remains purely conceptual at the moment, it could easily materialize into a real, tangible car with the support and investment of a willing and passionate sponsor. The Lambo will host four scissor doors and incorporate relaxing lunge seating ideal for laid-back travel. The Lamborghini Aventador limo will boast every extravagance from plush leather interiors emblazoned with the Cars For Stars logo, heated seating, rear plasma screens, surround sound, iPod docks, champagne bars and more. The stretch Lambo will transform the limousine experience into an explosion of luxury, style and glamour, making the Lamborghini Aventador limousine unlike any other existing limo concept.


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Storming off the road With leading-edge 6x6 all-wheel drive technology combining AMG V8 bi-turbo power and looks that leave no doubt, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 near-series show vehicle is an off-roader that represents the last word in forward-thrusting power far from the beaten track. With 544 horse power, a 6x6 drive, low-range ratio, five differential locks, portal axles, tire-pressure control and a special chassis, this vehicle makes good progress in environments where the concept of individual mobility normally bites the dust as soon as the road ends. But, anyone who imagines this is a Dakar-Rally-style vehicle is on the wrong track. Thanks to the wealth of interior enhancements from the AMG stable, riders can enjoy the highest possible degree of comfort — even while negotiating the worst that Mother

Nature has to offer. The exclusive touches even extend to the load area, which is finished in solid bamboo. Despite its unique drive technology, the show vehicle does not actually represent a new development in terms of technology. After 34 years of G-Class production, there is such a large array of G parts to draw on that the G 63 AMG 6x6 uses almost exclusively series-production components under the skin. The G 63 AMG 6x6 welcomes its occupants aboard with an exclusive ambience of classic red or light brown designo leather with contrasting topstitching and attractive diamondpattern quilting. The four electrically adjustable individual seats are heated and ventilated. The rear compartment is equipped with a special centre console while the roof liner and pillars are finished in an Alcantara covering.

All-new Range Rover set for NYC test drive

The all-new Range Rover Sport will make its global premiere in a ground breaking live drive through the streets of Manhattan today (March 26). Land Rover’s fastest, most responsive and most agile vehicle to date will be revealed to audiences around the world on the eve of the 2013 New York Auto Show. The drive will take place on the streets of the Range Rover Sport’s largest market — New York City. More Sports are sold in New York than in any other metropolitan area in the world, and the model is North America’s best-selling Land Rover product. The all-new Range Rover Sport is the latest addition to the new Range Rover family of vehicles and the third Range Rover model to be launched in two years. It follows the launch of the acclaimed Range Rover Evoque in 2011 and the peerless all-new Range Rover in 2012. “The all-new Range Rover Sport takes the model to another level,” said John Edwards, Land Rover’s global brand director. “It is Land Rover’s most dynamic vehicle yet and showcases the best of British design, engineering and technological innovation.”

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HE 2014 MERCEDESBENZ CLA 250 IS A COMPACT FRONTDRIVE SEDAN THAT DOESN’T LOOK OR ACT LIKE ONE. Based on the monobox B-Class, when the CLA arrives in Canada in September with a starting price of $33,900, it will firmly shake up the growing small-luxury-car segment. Key to this will be its styling. It used to be you could spot a Mercedes sedan from a mile away because of its somewhat squarish lines giving a sense of substance that reflected on the owner. “Ah, he can afford a Mercedes,” was the idea — and it has worked for more than 125 years. That changed with the stunning CLS sedan that bowed in 2004, looking like a coupe with an almost torpedo-back roofline that proved a huge success. The design was copied within months, most notably by the Volkswagen CC. The swoopy styling is more than just to make the CLA look good. Mercedes claims the European CLA has a new world production car record drag coefficient of 0.23. The CLA 250 version we will get later this year in Canada has a drag number of 0.28, which is still very respectable. You can see the aerodynamic enhancements — like the CLA’s external mirrors mounted quite far from the door — to increase airflow that is abetted by frameless windows. Most notable is the way the three character lines along the side of the car taper in at the rear to funnel air into the vacuum left behind the trunk lid. The most prominent styling cue is at the front end, with power domes and the diamondlook grille. The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp covers have been designed to create a flare effect for the daytime driving lights and indicators. Inside, the CLA features seating in man-made Artico leather that improves mightily on the former MB-Tech. Interior surfaces are galvanized in silver shadow metallic finish that is cool to the touch. The rear bench seat is splitfold, but designed so the contoured outer seats look separate. At the centre of the dashboard is a monitor looking not unlike an iPad Mini and it offers much

the same functions with a host of infotainment options. But, what really knocked me out was the wi-fi connectivity. I was told we won’t get this in Canada — not yet, anyway — but I have to tell you, sitting in a parking lot in St. Tropez looking up what was happening in the news back home in Canada was just too cool for words. The only downside of the interior is the back seat. Already on a compact car wheelbase, the coupe roofline means those tall in stature will have to ride either slumped in the seat or with head canted over. Standard on the CLA is Mercedes’ collision-prevention assist, which is a radar-based assistance system that gives a driver visual and acoustic warnings of identified obstacles and activates brake-assist for precision braking. When a situation is identified, the system computes the best braking force ideally needed to avoid an accident and makes the best possible use of any distance remaining. It also affords protection from typical rear-end collisions in dangerous traffic situations in the CLA from a speed of only seven km/h. There are three engines worldwide, but we will get the 2.0-litre inline turbo-charged four-cylinder with direct fuel injection, producing 208 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque with a seven-speed dualclutch automatic transmission that sees the CLA accelerate from zero to100 km/h in a respectable 6.7 seconds. Later in the fall, a 4Matic all-wheel-drive model will arrive and, at the press launch of the new CLA in France, MercedesBenz confirmed there will be an AMG 45 version with the engine re-worked to produce an estimated 353 horse power and 332 pound-feet of torque. The ride quality of the CLA is light years removed from everyday compact sedans. We will get the sports suspension as standard in Canada. The two CLA 250s I drove had the European comfort suspension, but you’d never know it. My Quebec co-driver, like most of his confreres from la belle province, is no slouch behind the wheel. In the mountainous roads from Cassis to St. Tropez, he was really digging in — but, surprisingly, there was no tire squeal. Chalk this up to the traction and stability control with the CLA, which behaves more like a European sports sedan than the family car it is based on. On two-lane roads not as wide

as my driveway, peppered with transport truck drivers looking as though they were pursued by the devil himself, reacting in a split second and having the car sympatico with you can be crucial — and, at one point, it was. As we approached a blind bend with a sheer drop-off on the right, a diesel-snorting lorry came ‘round with his truck half in our lane. My co-driver dabbed the brakes, gingerly dropped two wheels on the shoulder and snaked through with a very Gallic wave of one finger. For my part, it was the highway experience that raised my esteem of the CLA above what I was expecting. On the expressway back to St. Tropez, the speed limit is 130 km/h, but everyone does 10 or 20 more in little French microcars. The CLA at 130 km/h was smooth and firmly planted. Lane changes were seamless without the steering wheel being dead on centre — something you still find with some electric power-steering systems on cheaper small cars. Mercedes-Benz is very excited about the CLA, as it is about the B-Class. While they don’t see it cannibalizing C-Class sales, I have to say the way the CLA looks would be of more interest to me as a buyer than a roomier back seat. Either way, the CLA marks a sea change from the solid and sometimes stolid to the swift and sensuous at Mercedes-Benz.

The interior of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA (top) is dominated by five large HVAC vents. Seating is Mercedes’ new Artico man-made leather. Under the hood (above) is the 2.0litre inline turbo-charged four-cylinder with direct fuel injection, producing 208 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sees the CLA accelerate from zero to100 km/h in a respectable 6.7 seconds. Starting at $33,900, the CLA-class coupe is slated to arrive in Canadian Mercedes showrooms in September.

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Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

102 /

$

60 mo. @8.97%

2005 GMC SIERRA 1500

2005 DODGE RAM 1500

#D222408A. 5.3L V8, 4 spd auto, leather

#C174694A. 5.7L V8, 167,427 kms

15,995

$

OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

187 /

$

48 mo. @8.96%

2004 NISSAN SENTRA

#C175916B. 1.8L, 4 spd auto, 148,838 kms

5,998

OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

60 /

$

48 mo. @9.96%

SLT

10,888

$

OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

122 /

48 mo. @8.96%

2001 VOLKSWAGEN

NEW BEETLE

#C173775B. 2.0L, manual, 145,668 kms

4,998

$

PAYMENTS AYMENTS ARE BASED ON FINANCING O ON APPROVED CREDIT WITH THE STATED AMOUNT DOWN OR EQUIVALENT TRADE AND INCLUDE ALL FEES AND TAXES. Total Paid with $2000 down: #5557A $22,735, #D225608A $52,503, #5613A $65,263, #5592A $48,250, #5588A $49,517, #5570A $28,406, #5603A $46,832, #3859 1,236, #5609A $49,668, #5597A $49,67 $31,236, $49,671, #D172538A $35,490, #3861 $24,149, #3855 $42,428, #5412A $69,971, #5561B $13,459.

PAYMENTS ARE BASED ON FINANCING ON APPROVED CREDIT WITH THE STATED AMOUNT DOWN OR EQUIVALENT TRADE AND INCLUDE ALL FEES AND TAXES. Total Paid with $2000 down: ##D224123A $25,413, #D228333A $35,780, #C227663A $12,898, #D174855A $15,954, #C127818A $15,349, #C222891A $22,347, #5518C $32,042, #5579B $24,074, #5576A $15,243, #5574C $11,430, #D222408A $21,515, #C174694A $14,699, #D225495A $18,846, #C175916B $8291.

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LT 4X4

SLT CREW

$

OR

2008 CHEV TRAILBLAZER

2500HD 4X4

1500 4X4

$

OR

#5579B. 6.0L V8, 6 spd auto, leather, 195,082 kms

OR

8,888

$

#C127817A. 3.5L V6, 4 spd auto, 139,104 kms

#5574C. 2.0L, 4 spd auto, 92,678 kms, rear spoiler, sunroof, 15” aluminum wheels

G5 SE

72 mo. @6.97%

#5518C. 5.3L V8, 4 spd auto, leather, 136,619 kms

2011 CHEV SILVERADO

AWD

217 /

$

SXT

2008 CHEV IMPALA LS

2006 CHEV OPTRA 5 LT

84 mo. @6.99%

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

2007 CHEV SILVERADO

23,995

#3861. 1.8L, 6 spd auto w/manual, 47,163 kms

16,995

OR

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2007 CHEV SUBURBAN

$

2011 CHEV CRUZE LS

$

25,995

$

LT 1500 4X4

#5609A. 3.0L V6, 6 spd auto, leather, 26,470 kms

$

4X4

SEBRING

2012 CADILLAC CTS AWD

#D172538A. 3.0L V6, 6 spd auto, 86,535 kms

24,995

18,995

$

2012 DODGE GRAND

$

AWD

$

84 mo. @6.99%

4X4 SL

CARAVAN SE

2012 GMC TERRAIN

1500 4X4

$

#D228333A. 4.0L V6, 5 spd auto, 145,241 kms

#3859. 2.4L, 6 spd auto w/manual, 27,709 kms

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#D224123A. 4.8L V8, 4 spd auto, 119,833 kms

1500 4X4

2012 CHEV ORLANDO

#5597A. 3.6L V6, 6 spd auto, 27,505 kms, 8 passenger

34,998

#5613A. 5.3L V8, 13,222 kms, 6 spd auto, block heater, htd. steering wheel, 17” alum. wheels, Sirius XM radio, rear vision camera

34,888

2012 BUICK ENCLAVE AWD

$

#D225608A. 4.0L V6, 5 spd. auto, 5428 kms

$

#5603A. 5.3L V8, 6 spd auto w/manual, 17,244 kms, skid plates, tailgate pkg, 17” alum wheels

OR

2008 DODGE CALIBER

#5588A. 3.6L V6, 6 spd auto, 24,392 kms, block heater

1500 4X4

32,995

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA

2012 GMC ACADIA AWD

2012 CHEV SILVERADO

$

2009 GMC SIERRA 1500

36,995

#5592A. 5.3L V8, 6 spd auto w/manual, 27,161 kms, HD trailering equipment

33,995

2012 GMC YUKON XL

$

2012 GMC SIERRA 1500

$

2012 NISSAN FRONTIER

4X4

#5557A. 3.6L V6, 6 spd auto 24,038 kms

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13 GMC TERRAIN SLE-11

#D285646. PW, PL, air, CD, cruise, P/seat, leatherette trim, Turbo rbo 6 spd auto, leather wheel, 18” alloys, OnStar, Intellilink, 7” dash screen, USB, SB mudd flaps

#D024714. PW, PL, air, CD, keyless, cruise, 2.4L, 6 spd auto, o, 17” alloys, OnStar, graphical display, steering wheel audio controls, mud flaps

#D171078. PW, PL, air, CD, keyless, cruise, block heater, PM, 2.4L #D 4L 6 spd auto, fog lamps, Bluetooth, rear camera, XM satellite radio, mudd flaps

-$1000 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $28,726)

-$1000 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $24,870) 4,870)

-$2440 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $30,435)

27,726

$

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$

192 /

84 mo. @2.99%

$

23,870

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

169 /

84 mo. @3.49%

$

27,995 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

190 /

84 mo. @0.99%

13 GMC 1500 REG CAB W/T

13 GMC SIERRA NEVADA 1500 CREW REW 4X4

13 GMC SIERRA INTIMIDATOR 1500 4X4 X4 X/CAB

#D218223. Tinted glass, carpet, air, block heater, cruise, 4.3L auto, OnStar, steering wheel audio controls, CD, mud flaps, bug deflector

#D220016. PW, PL, air, CD, keyless, mud flaps, V8, auto, skid plates, ates, Bluetooth, Chrome accessory pkg, OnStar, steering wheel controls, cruise, e, bug deflector

#D2 #D227018. PW, PL, air, CD, keyless, cruise, block heater, V8, auto, to, skid plates, 17” alloys, a steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, mud flaps,, bug deflector

-$8432 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $29,430)

-$12,646 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $41,644) 41,644)

-$11,114 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $41,109) 1,109)

$

20,998 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

144 /

$

84 mo. @0.99%

$

28,998 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

200 /

84 mo. @0.99%

$

29,995 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

203 /

84 mo. @0.99%

13 GMC SIERRA INTIMIDATOR XTREME 1500 4X4 X/CAB

13 GMC SIERRA KODIAK CREW W 4X4

113 GMC SIERRA 3500 X/CAB B 4X4

#D226147. 6 spd auto, 5.3L V8, fully loaded, keyless, Chrome accessories ccessories pkg, locking diff., HD trailer, 17” alloys, USB, OnStar, Bluetooth, XM satellite, atellite, P/seat

#D2 #D220123. 5.3L V8, 6 spd auto, fully loaded, keyless, CD, skid plates, lates, 17’ alloys, loc locking diff., P/seat, USB, OnStar, Bluetooth, steering wheel audio udio controls

#D2 #D267516. 6.0L V8, 6 spd auto, fully loaded, tinted glass, camper per mirrors, CD, trailer traile sway control, OnStar, Bluetooth, trailer tow, steering wheel el audio controls

-$12,295 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $45,290) 5,290)

-$12,540 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $46,535) 6,535)

-$9750 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $48,745) 8,745)

$

32,995 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

222 /

$

84 mo. @0.99%

$

33,995 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

232 /

84 mo. @0.99%

$

38,995 OR

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

270 /

84 mo. @3.0%

13 GMC SIERRA 2500 X/CAB 4X4 DURAMAX AX DIESEL

13 GMC ACADIA SLT-1 AWD

13 GMC SIERRA DENALI CREW W AWD

#D267379. 6 spd Allison trans, tinted glass, fully loaded, camper per mirrors, CD, trailer brake, elec. transfer case, OnStar, high idle switch, Bluetooth, ooth, trailer tow

#D #D369293. 7 pass., 3.6L V6, 6 spd auto, fully loaded, CD, Skyscape sunroof, P/li P/liftgate, park assist, OnStar, leather, rear camera, XM satellite, Bose stereo

#D226977. 6.2L V8, 6 spd auto, fully loaded, rear camera, 20” chrome alloys, Chrome accessories pkg, Bluetooth, trailer brake, htd. wheel, trailer ler tow, box liner

-$11,695 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $60,690) 0,690)

-$2700 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $50,695)

-$13,589 PRICE REDUCTION (MSRP $67,584) 67,584)

48,995 OR

$

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$

338 /

84 mo. @3.0%

47,995

$

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

331 /

84 mo. @2.99%

53,995 OR

$

Bi-Weekly Inc. Taxes

$

360 /

84 mo. @0.99%

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Design finalist unveiled this week The 2014 Mazda6 has been named finalist for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year Award. Outlasting Renault, Land Rover and Volkswagen in the latest round of voting, the 2014 Mazda6 will share the stage with the Aston Martin Vanquish and Jaguar F-Type at the New York International Auto Show, where a winner will be announced during a press conference on Thursday (March 28). The World Car of the Year awards were inaugurated in 2003 to reflect the reality of the global marketplace as well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international scale, and are intended to complement, not compete, with existing national and regional Car of the Year programs. A jury of 66 top-level automotive journalists representing nearly every continent selects the finalists every year. For specific categories, such as Green Car and Design, a panel of experts in each field reviews each candidate and provides recommendations for the jurors.

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Kamloops firefighters dig deep, show heart Firefighters from Kamloops have contributed $100,000 to fund one of eight accommodation units at the new $13.1-million Burn Fund Centre, to be built at 3891 Main St. in Vancouver. by the B.C .Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Kamloops Fire Rescue has been joined by locals from Burnaby, Cranbrook, Delta, Kelowna, North Vancouver District, Richmond and Surrey for total contributions of $675,000. “We’ve seen firsthand that helping with accommodation for burn and trauma survivors and their families can be one of the most significant contributions to help survivors physically and emotionally recover and live a full life”, said Mike Hurley, president of the Burn Fund.

Kamloops is one of eight Locals across the province contributing $675,000 for the new Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver, which treats patients from across the province. Firefighters from Kamloops have contributed $100,000 to fund one of eight accommodation units at the new $13.1-million Burn Fund Centre, to be built by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund at 3891 Main Street in Vancouver. Kamloops has been joined by locals from Burnaby, Cranbrook, Delta, Kelowna, North Vancouver.

“We’re so grateful that the firefighters in Kamloops have shown such leadership in helping us meet this critical need.” Hurley said the province needs accommodations for burn and

Kathleen Margaret Charlton DECEMBER 31, 1932 – MARCH 19, 2013 Kathleen was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchwan to a lovely English couple, Doris and Bob Gretton. The family moved to Victoria, BC in 1940. She was married in 1951 to Glen Charlton and had 6 children, living in Port Moody. They moved to Kamloops in 1977, after their son Randall purchased “Walloper Lake Fishing Resort.” Kathleen is pre-deceased by her oldest son Randall, and survived by her loving husband, Glenn, sons Lee (Susan), Laurence (Kathy), Ken (Caroline) Gary and daughter Merinda. Plus 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and her sister Bobby. Kathleen was a member of writing groups, art groups and African drum circles. She created for her family, stories of family events, and painted beautiful pictures of oil and water colour, and was an avid gardener, especially, loving her roses. Kathleen enjoyed all her past volunteering work with Hospice and the Food Bank, plus reading for the River Bend Seniors Home, where she and her husband enjoyed living since 2011; and where they met new friends who supported them through her time of sickness. Kathleen will be sadly missed and remembered by her family and friends. We would like also to extend our special thanks to Kathleen and Glenn’s close friends, Iris La Plante and Bob Evans, for their love and generous support. Celebration of Life will be held in the spring when the roses are in bloom.

trauma patients and their family caregivers, noting patients’ health can be compromised when they have to return home sooner than medically advised or live in accommodations not suited to

recovery from a burn or trauma. Each year, almost 700 children and adults from across the province are admitted to the B.C .Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic and Trauma Unit at

Vancouver General Hospital and B.C. Children’s Hospital suffering serious trauma. Injuries from outside the Lower Mainland make up 27 per cent of cases and 60 per cent of those

LAFAVE, Dorothy Winifred Jane (Nee Goldney) MARCH 4, 1923 – MARCH 17, 2013 Dorothy passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC at the age of 90 years. She was born in Clayton, BC on March 4, 1923 and grew up in the Lower Mainland. She met her husband Elden LaFave in Stanley Park, Vancouver and they were married on August 29, 1942. They settled in Louis Creek, BC and raised their four children together. Elden passed away on July 31, 1996 and Dorothy continued to live there until she lost her home to the fire in 2003. Dorothy wished to remain nearby and relocated to Barriere, BC. She spent the last two years of her life at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence. Dot was always happy to put the coffee on and she and Elden always had a chair free at the table to welcome friends and family for a visit. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Judy Russell, Ted LaFave, Larry (Bernadette) LaFave and Joanne (George) Smith; grandchildren Mike (Leah), Rob (Roxanne), Michelle (Gerry), Donovan (Khanh), Jodie (Kurt), Andrew (Carrie), Wayne (Amanda) and Kristy (Rolando), as well as ten great grandchildren with one more on the way. Dorothy will also be missed by her sisters Yvonne Eely and Marie (Alex) Cherkezoff. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Elden in 1996 and their infant daughter Janice Dorothy in 1947. Dorothy was also predeceased by her parents Charles Edward Goldney and Lulla Goldney (nee Calkins); brother Joseph Goldney; daughter in law Patricia LaFave; son in law Hugh Russell; and grandson Daryl LaFave. It was Dorothy’s wish that no service be held. Special thanks to Dr. Shauna Tsuchiya and to the nurses of 5 North RIH for the excellent care and kindness Dorothy received during her time there. The family would also like to offer thanks to the staff of the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence and especially to Dr. Terence Clare for taking such wonderful care of our Granny for all those years.

“I’LL SAY GOODBYE NOW. TELL EVERYONE I LOVE YOU ALL.”

are paying for privatesector accommodation for an average of eight weeks. The new $13.1-million Burn Fund Centre will provide eight short-term stay units to meet the shortfall in appropriate accommodation for burn and trauma patients and their family caregivers.

The centre will also house the offices of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association and Burn Fund and include ground floor retail space to help fund the ongoing operation of the building. The burn fund has secured 80 per cent of necessary funding and is in the midst of a capital campaign. “Nobody plans to be a burn survivor”, said Lisa Lacamell, executive director of the Burn Fund. “But, when it happens, your family’s life is turned inside out in a matter of seconds. “With our contributions to research, patient care, survivor support and prevention, we’re trying to give British Columbians their best chance,” she said. “The Burn Fund Centre is the missing piece of that legacy.”

ROBERT ARTHUR MAIZE April 3, 1921-March 19, 2013

Art passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Art was born in Assiniboia, SK and moved to BC, after the war eventually making his home in Kamloops, BC in 1997. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Beverly, his daughter, Cynthia(Rusty) his daughter, Pat, his son Garth, his step-son Garth (Pat) step sons Jeff and Brad, step-daughter Fain (Tom), step-son Eric(Debbie) foster daughter Charlene 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his first wife, Val, grandson Buzz, his brother Ross and son-in-law Chuck. He is also cherished by many friends and extended family. After graduating from high school he attended Normal School in Moose Jaw, SK, and became a teacher. His career was cut short by the war. He was particularly proud of his three years of service in the Canadian Air Force and saw action overseas in England and France. On his return home he began teaching again and married Val with whom he raised three children. He spent 35 years teaching in various places and pioneered the first bookmobile and teacher’s resource centers. He married Beverly in 1983. We were blessed with 30 years of welcoming grandchildren and great- grandchildren from both sides of the family. We enjoyed many outdoor activities. Art loved golf. We travelled to many interesting places, loved family get-togethers and reunions with friends and attending plays and symphonies. Thank you to all friends and family who have supported us so generously with their time, meals, compassion and love in the last few years. We have appreciated it more than we can say. Particularly, we would like to thank Dr. Farrell for his compassion and his professional care for Art. The nurses on 6 North and 5 South went far beyond the call of duty. Thank you to you all. In Lieu of flowers and should anyone desire, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held on March 30, 2013 at Kamloops Funeral Home at 285 Fortune Drive at 1:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com


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Large Canadian Cabinet Manufacturer looking to partner with individuals or existing company to bring an excellent cabinet product to Kamloops. This mid- to high-end product line has a broad spectrum, from the very traditional to the modern European door styles, great selection of finishes, excellent sales tools and a proven success record in the US and Canada. The product line is very designer friendly with full 2020 Design support. Qualifying applicants will be required to have retail showroom space, and business sense. Successful applicant will reap the full benefit of close corporate support in making your business a great success. For inquiries, please reply by email to: businessopp853@gmail.com listing your contact information and any other helpful information.

Job Openings in Kamloops The following employers are seeking qualified individuals for their current job openings in the Kamloops area:

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Andreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electronic Experts main store is looking to grow their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience and knowledge of cellular/ electronic and appliances!

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Kal Tire is a Canadian company that was founded in 1953 and has grown to become Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independent tire dealer. Based in 9ernon BC Kal Tire has Ă&#x20AC;ourished by focusing on customer serYice and teamwork. Kal Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key differentiator is its 5000+ Kal Tire team members who are committed to exceeding the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectations with the best technical skills Tuality products competitiYe prices and exceptional serYice aYailable anywhere.

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We are currently seeking a Senior PeopleSoft Analyst to join the Kal Tire PeopleSoft Support Team, a part of Kal Tire Finance.

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Career Opportunities LIVE & work on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults. www.agriventure.com 1-888-598-4415. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

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Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. for our Kamloops based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call Bev: 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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Courses. Next C.O.R.E. March 30th & 31st Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday April 6th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

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Help Wanted PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help! EVERYONE APPROVED.

1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT Concrete Finisher/ Concrete Laborer. We are a busy flat work company looking for 2 qualified people wage determined by experience. Vehicle and drivers license a must. Fax resumes to 250-377-7640

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The Merritt Herald, an award winning twice-weekly newspaper, published in the Nicola Valley, is seeking a full time graphic designer to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in graphics design. If you are a highly creative individual, with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment , have good interpersonal skills, and a strong background in graphic design, then we want to hear from you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to:

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Theresa Arnold - Merritt Herald 2090 Granite Ave, Merritt , BC V1K 1B8 Phone: (250) 378-4241 Fax: (250) 378-6818 Email: publisher@merrittherald.com

HOOKTENDER, F/T.- Duncan, BC. Wages as per USW coastal agreement. Loader & processor experience an asset or be willing to learn to run these machines. Fax resume to 1-604-736-5320 or email to kenfraser@telus.net

Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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

Education/Trade Schools

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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; Full Time Drivers for future scheduled runs. Please indicate on your resume position applying for. Please fax resume to 250-5460600 or by email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phone calls please.

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Parklane Pool and Spa is looking for an Experienced pool and hot tub technician (electrical experience beneficial) Pool and spa laborers “on site training provided” Email, mail or fax resume by April 10, 2013 to Fax 250372-1061 Mail 1388 Battle St. Kamloops BC V2C 2N8 Email:

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

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RN/LPN for P/T work on clinical research studies. For details call: 250-460-0984 email: donna@healthresearch.ca or visit: www.healthresearch.ca

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ASK WELLNESS CENTRE MERRITT: Housing Outreach Worker/Shop Assistant Permanent (Full Time - $19-$22.30/Hr Based On Exp) • Provide street level on-going intensive support and service to the clients supported in acquiring housing that have been identified as requiring these supports and services • Provide individualized support, as needed, to clients with multiple barriers (including sex trade workers) assist them in the maintenance of affordable, safe, and supported community housing • Provide outreach services and programming targeting women at risk in partnership with community partners.

Retail Store Supervisor (F/t) (Kamloops) exp. req. 1-2 year. Big daddy Liquors Sal: $17/hr. Duties; supervise & coordinate sales staff & cashiers. Resolve customer complaints & supply shortages. Prepare reports on sales volumes, merchandising & personnel matters. Maintain sales records for inventory. Hire and train new sales staff. Fax resume: (1)250-374-9751 or e-mail: ollek@telus.net

Professional/ Management

Trades, Technical CONSTRUCTION LABOURERS needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

Work Wanted

• Qualifications: BSW, Human Service Degree or equivalent / exp with mental health / addictions and homelessness issues.

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

• Must pass criminal record check and reference screening. • Vehicle required in good working order. • Level 1 First Aid required Send resumes to careers@askwellness.ca prior to March 25, 2013, 4:30pm.

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Misc Services

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EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to: employment@campbellstrata.com

• Maintain complete documentation, statistics, and records both in house and on the BC Housing Database.

• Mental Health First Aid an asset.

Services

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

Registered Care Aide

Merchandise for Sale

16 Years Experience Personal Care, Light Housekeeping, Shopping, Meal Preparation, Appointments, Respite. Beverley Turner 250-573-4917

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Cleaning Services

Stucco/Siding

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Locally owned & operated

Hard working professional cleaning service for hire Kim 250-682-2322

Drywall

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Electrical ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

$500 & Under

“A” Licensed Small Jobs Service Up Grades

7.3 Diesel Engine radiator, rebuilt transfer case, & rear difs $500 (250) 574-0164 Callaway golf set used only 10 times retail $700 sell for $500 (250) 372-2082

Garden & Lawn CEDAR Hedge Trimming Call West End Cedars (250)5745816 Tony’s Lawn and Garden Maintenance, pruning, hedging, power raking, aerating, rototilling (250) 571-5408

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For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED

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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?

Tree Services PRUNING 38 Yrs knowledge fruit trees edging, shrubs.Cut down hauling 250-574-2766

Pruning, Aerating, Yard Clean-up, Power Raking, Mowing, Hauling, Irrigation Start Up and repairs.

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Livestock

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

Medical/Dental

Medical/Dental

Award-winning Kamloops This Week has an opening for an Advertising Consultant. The position requires a highly organized individual with ability to multi-task in a fun, fastpaced team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Excellent communication skills, valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary. If you have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: Attention: Advertising Manager 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5P6 Fax: 250-374-1033 Email: sales@kamloopsthisweek.com We thank all applicants; only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN This is a part time position offering competitive industry rates and benefits upon qualification. Please send resume to Box #1435 Kamloops This Week 1365-B Dalhousie Drive, V2C 5P6 or apply directly at the store or by email: Phr08576@loblaw.ca

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Auctions LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

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Kamloops Harley-Davidson® is looking for a Service Technician. Must have Class 5 & 6 Licenses. Start Date: Once the right candidate is found. Wage based on experience.

Kamloops Harley-Davidson® is looking for Detailer & Delivery Driver. Must have Class 5 license. Experience driving a forklift and towing a trailer an asset. Start Date: Once the right candidate is found. Wage based on experience.

Bell Express Hi definition Sat. receiver Series 6131 used 5 mths $100 250-376-4999 Set of golf clubs, 7 irons, 3 woods, 1 putter & cart $150 (250) 372-8147

10” Craftsman Radial arm saw + accessories $250obo (250) 819-2466 Dining buffet/hutch med brown solid wood $300 (250) 314-1481

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

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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.

Westsyde 3bdrm top floor new reno, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, mature cpl pref $1350 incl util avail April 1st (250) 819-1161

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

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

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1993 26.5ft fifthwheel. Exc cond, new tires, clean, lrg fridge w/top freezer, micro, 4 burner stove, rear kitchen, qu/ bed, couch & easy chair, stereo sys, a/c unit, furnace, nice layout slps 6, $5000 many extras (250) 554-1457 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $9,000 (250) 376-6918 www.linkstrailersales.com

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2BDRM NShore, deck & lrg yrd, f/s/dw np/ns, refs req. $1100 250-573-5877after 6pm

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All the new home with none of the stress Sun Rivers Construction makes sure the building process is pain-free — from start to move-in

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That’s why the team at Sun Rivers Construction do everything they can to make it as pain-free as possible. “I think that the tools and the service that we provide are ahead of the industry standard,” said Leslie Brochu, vice-president of Sun Rivers. Sun Rivers Construction has won two consecutive Keystone Customer Choice Awards. “The Keystone Customer Choice Award is our clients telling us we are No. 1,” Brochu said.

“We looked at the history and what it is people don’t like about building new, and that’s how we figured out what we would do.” Brochu said most homebuilders will give their clients a walkthrough when the construction work is done. Sun Rivers Construction takes that a lot further. “We developed our program three years ago,” Brochu said. “What we do, for the first month after they move in, we call the customer every week and say, ‘How is it going? Is everything working?’ “There’s a million items, from plugs to light switches — there could be anything.” After the first month, the Sun Rivers Construction Warranty

and Deficiency Supervisor makes monthly calls for the next year, at which point a walk-through is scheduled with the homeowner. There is another walk-through after two years and one more after five years. All the while, the homeowner is kept in the loop about warranties and repairs. And there are extras like paper towels, toilet paper and a gift card to Hoodoos Restaurant to ease the minds of those moving in — “little things to try to take away the concerns,” Brochu said. The move-in process is the culmination of Sun Rivers’ transparent construction, which includes a web-based application to help keep customers and builders on the same page.

When you build new, it’s all up to you PAGE C3 Sun Rivers Construction uses a program called CoConstruct, which allows customers to follow along throughout the building process. It includes photos of progress, budget information, schedules and a message board where customers and builders can communicate. “The customer’s project is online, it’s web-based — 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Brochu said. “Our clients can go away to Timbuktu and monitor the construction of their home. It’s an excellent tool for managing construction and keeping everybody involved informed. “It’s part of trying to provide as much information as we can up front so there are no disappointing surprises.”


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Why build new —and why do it at Sun Rivers? When you build new, everything is up to you. “The real benefit is you get to pick your ideal location and put your ideal house on that location,” Brochu said. “Building new lets you put those two things together and it gives you the ability to create a home that really reflects your needs.” All of Sun Rivers Construction’s homes are built to Built Green’s Platinum certification — meaning homeowners save on utility bills in an environmentally friendly house. “Since 2007, we’ve been leading the market in building Platinum Built Green,” Brochu said. “We lead the market in that regard. “We don’t have the same challenges with the new buildingcode changes because we’re ahead of the curve.” Customer Dianne Dean, who, along with her husband, David, moved into a Sun Rivers home in 2011, said the process was refreshing. “The people of Sun Rivers Construction and the way they conduct their business helped us achieve our dream of living in the home we envisioned,” Dean said. “Working with Sun Rivers Construction during the building of our home was painless.”

TOP: A custom-built kitchen inside a home at Sun Rivers Construction’s Irongate development; ABOVE: Sun Rivers Construction’s outline of the new-home journey; BELOW: An interior shot of a home — and the impressive view — in Sun Rivers Construction’s The Pointe development.

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Thinking of building your dream home? Have you ever thought about building your own home just the way you want it? It is possible with a construction mortgage. You can borrow up to 95 per cent of the finished appraised value or the cost to complete. A contingency fund of 10 per cent of the construction cost is required. During the construction stage, regular payments of interest only are required. Once construction is complete, the mortgage will be modified to the terms as outlined in your mortgage contract. The maximum term for construction is generally six months but, in today’s market and with the availability of trades, the period can be extended to nine months. A complete set of plans, specifications of materials and cost estimates for the proposed building are required, as is an independent appraisal report stating the value of the completed construction based on plans and estimates. A contract from a reputable builder relating to the construction of the house is also required and contractors can supply homeowners with building permits,

title insurance, home warranty, builder insurance and occupancy permit — all of which are also required to acquire a construction mortgage. Advances of funds may be made at

a number of stages throughout the construction process, including foundation completion, lockup stage, wall completion and finishing. Initial advances to assist in purchas-

ing the land may be requested. If you are considering building your home, contact Joanne Richards — 250320-4214 or joannerichards@invis.ca — for professional advice.

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Pick the right contractor for your build or reno Forming a strong relationship with your contractor is the key to success of any building project. Since 1980, DW Builders has been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings in the Kamloops area. DW takes pride in all their work and have been recognized yearly with multiple Keystone and Tommie awards. This past year, they were recognized with a Gold Georgie award for a major renovation on Columbia Street. Maybe you’re looking to renovate your bathroom or kitchen? Do you want to finish your basement, add a floor or give the exterior of your home a facelift? DW does it all, along with major retrofits. There are many aspects to any project, whether it’s big or small. DW Builders works with you on setting a start and finish time for your project. A timeframe is developed through consultations that can inte-

grate into anyone’s busy lifestyle. DW recognizes continuous communication and follow-up with you throughout your project is essential to its success. Dealing with a licensed professional is another key component for you, the consumer, being protected. No matter what size your project may be, service both during and upon completion is something you won’t get from everyone. Stay tuned for the next issue of KTW’s New Home Buyer’s Guide with more do’s and don’ts of renovations and what DW Builders can do to help you. The next issue will also feature more information on the launch of our brand new gated community coming to the Lower Highlands in Aberdeen later this year, with views, comfort and security second to none. Visit our website, dwbuilders. ca, to learn more about our work and our team, or call our office at 250-372-5516.

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The numbers on housing starts . . .

Texture trumps colour in ďŹ&#x201A;ooring Experts in the hardwoodflooring industry are seeing a major shift in the way consumers are choosing their floors as colour is no longer king. Texture has emerged as the new â&#x20AC;&#x153;colourâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to the main driving force behind wood-flooring selections. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For years, colour was always the top consideration for people looking for a hardwood floor but, over the last few years, texture has overtaken colour as the new driver,â&#x20AC;? said Michel Collin, marketing director of Mercier Wood Flooring, one of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading hardwoodflooring manufacturers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason behind this movement is that texture stimulates our senses with both

tactile and visual elements.â&#x20AC;? The latest handscraped and distressed hardwood floors are good examples of how popular textures have become with discerning wood flooring consumers. According to Collin, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a big demand for textured wood floors across North America, with homeowners looking to feature the distressed look of barn wood, prominent knots or the natural sculptural and undulating lines of boards planed the oldfashioned way. To keep up with the demand for this growing texture trend in hardwood floors, manufacturers such as Mercier have developed new hardwood series featuring these sought-after tactile and

visual elements. This year Mercierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nature collection is offering even more textures than in years past as its new Pub Series features hardwood floors that perfectly capture the essence of a well-worn floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to flooring texture treatments such as handscraping, they should be considered as art forms, timeless, unique works of art tailored to your home,â&#x20AC;? Collin said. Design tip: A â&#x20AC;&#x153;rusticâ&#x20AC;? scrape will result in a more distressed look and is an ideal choice for an active family. A more sculpted floor with minor surface interruption is considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;classicâ&#x20AC;? and fits perfectly in a contemporary dĂŠcor.

Cinder a showstopper in kitchen sinks The colour cinder is a showstopper in kitchen sinks this year. Lavish single-bowl models like the Blanco Modex and Precis Cascade are both fashioned in the richly dense shade of a dark pearlescent charcoal with a hint of brown. Interior designers say they are especially eager to demonstrate that the natural stone texture of the cinder colour has

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HAVE YOUR HOME EMBRACE EARTH DAY Earth Day is a reminder about the importance of respecting our environment and doing all we can to protect our planet. Earth Day this year takes place on April 22. Every year, more than six million Canadians take part in Earth Day by doing simple things such as riding their bikes to work or using candles at night. This year, you can show how important the environment is by pledging an act of green. Here, in your own home, are some ways to take part in the world’s most celebrated environmental event. These tips are environmentally friendly and will save you money on your energy bills: • Cool down your house with a ceiling or electric fan and open the windows at night. Ceiling fans cost about one cent for two hours of use, compared to 67 cents to a dollar for central air. Use air conditioning only when neces-

sary and be sure to turn it off when you’re going to be away from home for long periods of time. • Invest in a programmable thermostat. It will automatically adjust the temperature in your house, saving you energy while you’re away or sleeping. • Use insulation with a high R-value, such as Roxul RockFill, which can be used to increase insulation in your attic. It will keep your house cool in the warm weather and take the stress off your airconditioning unit. • Check the tightness of your refrigerator seal by closing the door on a piece of paper. If it’s held in place, the seal is still good, if not, it’s time to replace the seal or fix the door’s alignment. • Only do laundry when you have full loads. If you have smaller loads, make sure to use the correct settings and if you only have a couple of items, wait it out or wash them by hand.

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Considerations following your pre-approval

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OW THAT YOU have your preapproval and have found the home you want to purchase, it is time to gather all the documentation required so the mortgage can close: • Income verification (two pay stubs, copy of previous year’s T4, letter from employer, spousal support, etc.). • For commission sales, up to three years of personal tax returns plus notice of assessments from Revenue Canada may be required. • If you are selfemployed, it’s the same as commission sales, plus two years of business-financial statements and/or HST returns to prove business for self. • Lender requirements do vary and, depending on the product and loan to value (LTV), so, too, will verifica-

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30 days. If it has been some time since your pre-approval, you will need to take this step again. • Confirm property taxes, condo/maintenance fees and strata documents if applicable. • Down payment. Provide a 90-day statement for the account holding your funds. Large sums must be explained (gift, RRSP withdrawal, savings, bonus, etc.). Remember, the bank will want to see you in control of five per cent down plus 1.5 per cent closing costs (actual costs may vary). • Void check for your payment account. • Name of the lawyer/ notary with whom you have chosen to work. • Sale contract with all attachments and full MLS listing. • Canadians planning to buy a home with less

than 20 per cent down are now limited to a maximum 25-year amortization. Buyers with more than 20 per cent down can still choose an amortization of up to 35 years. • While longer mortgage amortization offers the flexibility to reduce monthly mortgage payments, borrowers should plan to increase their monthly payments as soon as their finances permit and consider making lumpsum pre-payments to reduce the amount of interest they pay over the life of the mortgage. Watch for more articles in upcoming issues of Kamloops This Week’s New Home Buyer’s Guide. For more information, contact Steve Bucher at Mortgage Intelligence by phone at 250-682-6077 or by email at steve.bucher@ migroup.ca.

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