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The six candidates vying for seats in the Kamloops-South Thompson and Kamloops-North Thompson ridings muse on what this election means and how they see it playing out.

Beginning in today’s edition of Kamloops This Week and continuing for the next five publications, we profile the three in each riding who would be MLA.

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Candidate sixpack ready for election campaign By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

The race to form the next B.C. government has begun. Sure, Facebook ads and lawn signs surfaced weeks ago and Kamloops’ six candidates for provincial office have already knocked on a good number of doors, but the campaign becomes official today (April 16). In Kamloops-North Thompson, incumbent Liberal MLA Terry Lake sees the days leading up to the May 14 election as nothing short of a battle between his Liberals and the NDP. “I think it’s about the future of British Columbia in terms of

the economy and in terms of ensuring that families have opportunities for supporting themselves with goodpaying jobs,� he said. Where do the B.C. Conservatives fit into that equation? “I think it’s clear that in order to maintain a free-enterprise government, it’s important to vote for the party that has the best chance of forming government,� Lake said. To him, that’s his Liberal party. Ed Klop, perhaps not surprisingly, sees it somewhat differently. The Conservative candidate for KamloopsNorth Thompson ran twice for Alberta’s Wild Rose party during his years in that province

and thinks B.C. is due for a new party in the same model. “The Wild Rose made a significant switch in Alberta politics. They’re definitely the government in waiting,� said Klop, who became the Conservative candidate in Kamloops-North Thompson last week after local riding association president Ed Fehr dropped out due to health issues. “I really hope the Conservatives can make that same sort of confidence in the citizens British Columbia,� Klop said. NDP candidate Kathy Kendall said one of her goals for the campaign is to get voters engaged in the

political process again — especially those who are young or in the lowincome bracket. “They feel powerless and I like to make the connection for them that every individual only gets one vote,� she said. “So, you may feel powerless compared to some other person, but they still only get a vote as well.� Kendall believes many voters have been turned off by negative campaigning, but said the “positive message of the NDP� may help reengage them. Across the river in Kamloops-South Thompson, Todd Stone agrees with fellow Liberal Lake that the economy is key in this

election, but he doesn’t subscribe to the Liberal versus NDP narrative. “This election is really going to be 85 local elections at the constituency level where, yes, the leader will matter, the platform will matter, the record of the parties will matter, the vision they put forward will matter,� he said. “But, more so than ever before, I think the quality of the candidates locally and the extent to which the candidates locally have been engaged in the community and have fought for a number of different things over the years, that’s going to matter.� The local connection is key as well for Kamloops-South

Thompson NDP candidate Tom Friedman, who predicts the election campaign will hinge on door-knocking and talking one-on-one with voters — actions that will make up the bulk of his campaign over the next month. “I think the election will be won or lost on the trust issue,� Friedman said. “Who do you trust to manage the finances of the province and who do you trust to be responsive to the needs of all British Columbians?� Peter Sharp, the B.C. Conservative candidate in Kamloops-South Thompson, said he will be trying to show voters why they shouldn’t trust either the Liberals or the NDP to run the

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TODAY: TODD STONE, B.C. LIBERAL, KAMLOOPS-SOUTH THOMPSON

Extolling a fresh start By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

It’s clearly not the first time the exchange has taken place. “Vote for Stone,” Todd Stone calls out, flashing a thumbs-up as a man steps out of a delivery van just up the block from Stone’s Seymour Street campaign office. “I already told you what I think of that,” the man replies. “I said Stone, not Liberal,” Stone shoots back, not missing a beat. The man demurs further and Stone offers a line some of his Kamloops critics may recognize as their own with a grin. “I know, I know. Good candidate, wrong party.” But, for Stone, there is no other party. Hasn’t been since he was 16. It was 1988 and the election that year was federal, with a freetrade debate at its centre. Stone was fascinated by the action. Along with a few like-minded friends from Kamloops High School, he started attending political events around the city, giving each of the major parties a shot. “The group that we had the most fun with and we felt the most comfortable with was the

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Liberal group,” he recalls. Stone and his friends would go on to form a Young Liberals club at school, signing up about one-third of the student body in the process. Stone was hooked for good. “It was just fun,” he says. “Here I am, 16 years old and going to conventions and meeting all these really cool, fun people.” Among those “cool, fun people” were Gordon Campbell, thenmayor of Vancouver, but with provincial ambitions, and Christy Clark, a young political organizer at Simon Fraser University. Stone would go on to work both their leadership campaigns, spend four years as Campbell’s executive assistant and manage outgoing Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger’s 2001 provincial run. When voters returned the party to power in that election, the Liberals appointed Stone to the Thompson Rivers University board. But while his party roots run deep — any mention of the embattled Clark is met with assurances the premier will surprise voters yet — Stone doesn’t seem to be entirely joking (though he claims otherwise) when he tosses out the

“Stone, not Liberal” message. “I think there’s a tremendous opportunity here in KamloopsSouth Thompson to present ourselves, to present me, as a fresh, local alternative,” he says. “We can provide the people of Kamloops-South Thompson with change without changing government or voting NDP. “I’m a new candidate, I’m part of the renewal that’s taking place in the B.C. Liberal Party.” Stone isn’t the only candidate to paint the battle for KamloopsSouth as one that will be won based on door-knocking and individual connections. He just takes it a step further. “It’s not about party labels,” he says. Instead, he argues, it’s about candidate accomplishments — an argument that, if one accepts it, puts Stone’s small-business pedigree and lengthy board-member resume ahead of those years of party affiliation. It’s an argument that sounds a lot like “Stone, not Liberal.” “It’s more about who would be the strongest voice to stand up and defend and promote the interests of people of Kamloops,” Stone says. “I think I am that strong voice.”

KTW Q&A: The lighter side of Todd Stone, his love of country music and more KTW: Mac or PC? STONE: “Mac. It’s way easier to use.” KTW: What website do you have to visit every day? STONE: “All Things Awesome. Most of the things they list I would agree are awesome, like when you walk into a bakery, that smell.”

KTW: One interesting fact most people wouldn’t know about you: STONE: “I’m a huge country music fan. My wife and I, we’re taking dance lessons right now, which has been a tremendous amount of fun. We’re learning how to dance the country two-step and, last Sunday, we learned how to do the fox trot.”

KTW: If you could have dinner with one politician, living or dead, who would you pick? STONE: “It probably would be Nelson Mandela from an international perspective. I just think what he endured because of what he believed in and the impact he’s had on the world is remarkable.”

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KTW: What is the last book you read? STONE: “How the Irish Saved Civilization. During the dark ages, when books were being burned all around Europe, there was a small group of Irish monks who hand-wrote copies of a whole bunch of different books — and they hid them. And, if they hadn’t done that, we would have lost an incredible amount of literature and writing.”

KTW: What’s your favourite movie? STONE: “I’m a big James Bond fan, so you can kind of take your pick. Maybe Goldfinger. But, there also isn’t a political film out there I haven’t watched a few times.”


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Conservatives change candidate The B.C. Conservative Party has been forced to make a candidate change in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. Riding president Ed Fehr has had to bow out as candidate due to health reasons, with Ed Klop replacing him. Klop, who owns an asphalt-repair company and lives in Sorrento, had sought the Conservative nomination in Shuswap and twice ran for the Wildrose Alliance Party in Alberta.

Independent candidates in race Each of Kamloops’ two ridings have had a fourth candidate enter the race — neither of whom is affiliated with a major political party. In Kamloops-South Thompson, noted freemason Brian Alexander is running as an independent. Alexander is well known for having run for mayor of Kamloops in 2011 and for engaging in lengthy debates with court officials over his identity. In Kamloops-North

Kamloops, John Ford, leader of the unregistered X Party, has entered the race. Ford is from Pritchard and his party’s platform includes a farmersfirst philosophy, in addition to a vow to end the carbon tax and eliminate the Pacific Carbon Trust.

Find the Kamloops candidates online Here’s how you can get in touch with the candidates online: KamloopsSouth Thompson Conservative candidate Peter Sharp is at electpetersharp4mla. blogspot.ca. Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal candidate Todd Stone is at toddstone.ca. Kamloops-South Thompson NDP candidate Tom Friedman is at tomfriedman. bcndp.ca. Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal candidate Terry Lake is at teamterrylake.ca. Kamloops-North Thompson NDP candidate Kathy Kendall is at kathykendall. bcndp.ca. KamloopsNorth Thompson Conservative can-

didate Ed Klop is at facebook.com/ EdKlop. John Ford, leader of the unregistered X Party BC and candidate in KamloopsNorth Thompson, is at xparty.ca.

Elections BC now active in Kamloops Elections BC offices in the two Kamloops ridings are now open. The KamloopsNorth Thompson district-electoral office is overseen by district-electoral officer Sharon Lyons. The office is located at 20-789 Fortune Dr., behind the Royal Bank in North Kamloops. Its phone number is 250-554-5905. The KamloopsSouth Thompson district-electoral office is overseen by districtelectoral officer Doug

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Gibson. It is located at 102-1967 East TransCanada Hwy. in Valleyview. Its phone number is 250-253-3498. Hours of operation for both offices are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Leaders set for TV, radio debates B.C. party leaders will take part in at least two debates, one on TV and one on radio, in the run-up to the May 14 provincial election. CKNW radio is hosting a leaders’ debate at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26. Invited to take part are Liberal Leader Christy Clark, NDP Leader Adrian Dix, Green Leader Jane Sterk and Conservative Leader

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John Cummins. A one-hour television debate is set for Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. on Global TV, also featuring the four major party leaders. Clark is challenging Dix to a one-onone televised debate proposed for May 6. Dix said it would be “disrespectful” to voters and other party leaders to exclude them. In 2011, Clark declined Dix’s challenge for a one-onone debate on the HST.

A LOOK BACK Results from the 2009 provincial election Kamloops-South Thompson: Total votes: 23,299 (57.65% turnout) • Kevin Krueger (Liberal): 12,548 • Tom Friedman (NDP): 8,132 • Bev Markle (Green): 1,529 • Maria Dobi (Conservative): 1,090 Kamloops-North Thompson: Total votes: 21,055 (55.05% turnout) • Terry Lake (Liberal): 9,830 • Doug Brown (NDP): 9,320 • April Snowe (Green): 1,418 • Wayne Russell (Refederation): 251 • Kesten Broughton (Work Less): 124

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VICTORIA Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most should continue to go to income-tax reductions,

as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit and potentially retrofits of homes and other buildings. Tax increase aside, this is essentially the NDP position, too. The Greens emphasize wind and geothermal power. Sterk faces the awkward task of arguing against hydroelectric expansion. A Green government

would cancel the Site C dam project on the Peace River. Sterk says it would only serve as a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale-gas supplies and

is B.C.’s only current export customer. Converting transport trucks and BC Ferries to LNG fuel isn’t going to maintain the vast industry blooming in northern B.C. The official Green Party position is to place a moratorium on B.C. gas drilling while a comprehensive water use policy is developed. Current innovations, such as reusing municipal wastewater, are ignored. The Green platform also demands disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, which the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has already done. If one were to design a self-fulfilling prophecy that B.C.’s LNG project is doomed to fail, the Green party platform would be a

good place to start. Reading through Green Book 2013, I’m left with the impression that much of it remains calculated as a soothing message for urban voters who have been convinced it’s courageous to drive their cars down to an anti-tanker protest. If Weaver, Sterk or any other Greens get elected, it will be surfing a wave of protest votes from people weary of the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. It will not be due to the practicality or even internal consistency of their polices. It’s still pretty easy being Green. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

Kamloops Communities in Bloom

This is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. HE B.C. Green Party has higher than usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline.

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Devin Coombs’ mom often left town, leaving him and his brother, Harly. She would be gone for week, sometimes for months. But, she was never gone for a year — until now. The boys — Devin is 15 and Harly is 16 — don’t want to believe their mom, Sandra Lynn Wilson, is dead. Kamloops Mounties

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— a car seen in the area, a person walking by — might be that one piece of the unfinished puzzle police have been compiling during the past 12 months, one that Learned said has gone from forensics to psychics in a quest to find Wilson. Devin, the more talkative of the two brothers, said he, Harly and their dad last saw Wilson during Christmas 2011. “And then, she was gone again,” Devin said. He told of a time when he was much younger and in a store on the North Shore to buy a slushie. A woman came over, smiled and asked him if he was Devin Coombs. “I told her I was and was gonna ask her who she was, but then she was gone,” the boy said. “The next day, my dad gave me money for another slushie and I went there and she was there and she told me she was my mom. “And she asked how Harly was and said she wanted to send us some money. “She didn’t, but then she did a month or two later.” Harly agrees with his brother that it’s just as likely his mother is living somewhere else as it is that police are correct in their suspicion of what happened to her. “She wasn’t always there,” Harly said, “but, when she was in our lives, she was really in our lives.” Wilson’s sister, Shannon, acknowledged she also didn’t know her sibling all that well, but this doesn’t change the anguish they all feel. Shannon is one of three sisters. A third sister died at age 18. “She never really got to know her daughters, Sky and Desiree,” Shannon said as her tears fell. “Let us have something so our hearts don’t hurt anymore.” Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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DAM SCOTT’S breathtaking Masters victory was a couple of hours old and the clock read 6:57 p.m. Dinner was done and an order left my lips and landed in the ears of my two kids: Quiet! For the next 30 minutes, there shall be silence as I watch the much-anticipated 30-minute infomercial featuring Premier Christy Clark and her B.C. Liberals. It was at the 17-minute mark that my Grade 6 son, having been sitting behind me at the dining-room table as he finished a French homework assignment, crept over and whispered something. I paused the infomercial (sometimes the PVR and its ability to pause live TV just may be the greatest invention of all time) and listened. “If the news is saying the NDP is so evil, how come they are ahead in the poll?” my son asked. He had been doing his homework while the words of Clark, Stockwell Day, Mike de Jong, Todd Stone and Dave Babych (!) drifted into his head. I had to explain I was not watching the news, that this was a 30-minute commercial created by the B.C. Liberals, who are desperate to defeat the B.C. NDP in the May 14 election. Those “regular” people with their fears of another NDP government? Not so regular, I told my son, but rather B.C. Liberal supporters, with those coffee-shot images no more real than a scene in a movie. My son’s take? Pretty darned persuasive if one did not know it was a commercial.

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MUSINGS So, if the target audience was a populace of 11-year-olds who had the right to vote, the B.C. Liberals might be coasting to re-election. As it is, Sunday’s 30-minute commercial was, um, kind of uncomfortable in a cheesy sort of way. It was well done from a production standpoint — no doubt about it. It was a slick package, complete with crisp shots of the premier talking about her views while “regular” people sipped coffee and listened. There were clips of her visit to the Williams Lake Stampede, in what her predecessor, Gordon Campbell, was fond of calling the Heartland. And, yes, between offering her views on the importance of a debtfree province, there were plenty of warnings that an NDP victory on May 14 would land us all in the Back to the Future DeLorean for a ride to the nasty ‘90s, which the various guests on the commercial made sound like Hell personified. The one oddity in the entire 30 minutes was having Pamela Martin host the program. As Clark boasted about smaller government, there was Martin again

and again, her visage serving as a classic example to all viewers of government waste. Martin pulls in $130,000 of your tax dollars to perform something called outreach services for the premier. Or, as she told the Vancouver Sun upon hitting the taxpayer-funded jackpot: “Improve public awareness and engagement and ensure communication is a two-way conversation,” and “help the public’s concerns be translated into action by sharing with the premier the challenge British Columbians face navigating government.” Whew! All that and she hosts an infomercial as well. Tony Parsons only wishes he could be so vital to democracy.

NDP SMELLS OF HAVARTI The B.C. Liberals are not the only ones being too cheesy, as fans attending last week’s Kamloops BlazersKelowna Rockets game can attest. There, in front of Interior Savings Centre, were NDP supporters stumping for Kamloops-South Kamloops candidate Tom Friedman. “Tom Friedman supports the Blazers” read one sign, the inference being the B.C. Liberals don’t? Fans go to such events to escape the real world, not to encounter such crass campaigning. At least Liberal candidate Terry Lake was inside, wearing his Blazers jersey and supporting the team without the need to tell voters about it. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds

One would hope our local Conservative MP, Cathy McLeod, would issue a statement denouncing her party’s pathetic response to the weekend election of Justin Trudeau as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. No sooner had Trudeau won the leadership than the Conservative braintrust had ads out, belittling Trudeau’s experience, decrying his attendance in the House of Commons and using a photo of him at a charity event to attack him. The ads feature a mocking voice making fun of Trudeau’s array of jobs, including that of a drama teacher. In the Conservative mindset, then, teachers are not qualified to be prime minister, a job apparently reserved for policy wonks with economic degrees. The ads use a photo of a shirtless Trudeau in an attempt to further the Conservatives’ argument the Quebec MP is all style and no substance. The fact the photo was taken at a charity event to raise money for and awareness of prostate cancer — the very disease that contributed to the death of Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau — only adds to the utter tastelessness of such an attack. But, this is par for the course with the Conservatives, who attacked Stéphane Dion as lacking the capacity to be a leader and who attacked Thomas Mulcair when he succeeded Jack Layton as NDP leader. The next federal election is two years from now. Could the Conservatives not have impressed and surprised us all by taking out ads congratulating Trudeau on his triumph and promising a fair, but tough battle? Would such an ad have not created a buzz that would have done wonders for the Conservatives? Instead, they decide to remain nasty and negative. A few years ago, McLeod told KTW she disagreed with a certain negative-ad campaign of her party. It was a refreshing take from a backbench MP, but one that remains rare. Perhaps McLeod will speak her mind and not recite the party line when asked about this latest example of lack of class.

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Re: Letter: Let’s not become a mining town: “Just because KGHM Ajax is throwing money into the community does not ensure it will in any way be accountable for the irreparable damage that will be done to this town we call home. “Most people who want this mine here do not even live in Kamloops. I grew up here and do not want to lose it. “I work outside most of the year, I recreate outside and I live outside, except when it is too cold to do so. “This mine, being so close, will limit my fun and enjoyment, let alone the many real athletes who will choose not to train here.” — posted by Nathan Leduc

Re: Rational Thoughts column: Office of Religious Freedom will protect one religion: “Plenty of money available for this useless nonsense, but science, education, needed social programs, etc. get nothing. “We need to get rid of Harper and his gang of religious fanatics, ASAP. “Another good column, Bill Ligertwood.” — posted by Guy King

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Ajax needs to be approved — and we need the jobs 77 VOTES Editor: I have been sitting back, watching the pages of KTW burn with hate over possibly the second-best thing that could happen to Kamloops — the first being an already-operating mine near Kamloops. I am a tradesman who gets to make a generous living and sleep in my own bed every night. I know many of my fellow tradesmen would love to have another 380 high-paying jobs in our mining town of Kamloops. Yes, I said mining town. Kamloops was funded by mining long before tourism and tournaments. According to the City of Kamloops website, gold attracted settlers to Kamloops in the 1850s. I have read that Kamloops city council exists to speak on behalf of the 86,000 people of Kamloops. If this is the case, should council mem-

bers not be open-minded, rather than opposed to the proposed Ajax mine, as two councillors are? I proudly display an “I Support Ajax” sticker on the back of my truck. Where is the city council member who represents me? There is a greater percentage of Kamloopsians who support Ajax than most people realize. Supporters of Ajax are in favour due to being educated on the facts. Ajax doesn’t need to produce half-hour propaganda movies throwing out scare tactics to get supporters. The Stop Ajax Mine group has done nothing but compare Ajax to the largest mines in North America, stretch facts to scare the public and litter our city with propaganda. How can Kamloops say no to hundreds of direct and indirect high-paying jobs?

Kamloops cannot survive off tourism and tournaments alone. Nobody can live comfortably off the $10 per hour minimum wage that tourism and tournaments provide, nor is everyone in a position that they can turn down these high-paying jobs because they collect a pension check. There are good reasons why the City of Kamloops doesn’t have a say on the approval of Ajax. The provincial and federal government ministers have the resources, education and facts to make such a decision. Those city council members opposed to Ajax are only opposed to play the people of Kamloops and win votes. I have full confidence that both levels of government will make the right decision and approve construction and operation of Ajax. Jason Currie Kamloops

Help Big Little Science Centre find permanent home in city Editor: The future of the Big Little Science Centre is unknown. Our lease at the former George Hilliard elementary expires on June 30. We are grateful to School District 73 for providing three sites for the past 13 years. A tentative site for our fourth school is the Twin Rivers Education Centre. However, the science centre needs at least as much space

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as we now occupy and a stable lease. The centre has evolved into a very complex institution, serving thousands of students and visitors. It is not a simple matter to pack up eight rooms filled with scientific and office equipment and move every few years. We are a non-profit society and we rely on generous support from various sources, including School District 73. It might help our cause if our

customers — teachers, parents, students and former students — provided written commentary regarding the value of the centre. The science centre is truly an investment in young people. The centre future will be decided on by school trustees. Some trustees know what we do for school-district kids and teachers, but some may have never visited the centre when student activity is ongoing.

Therefore, they may not fully appreciate the value of what we do. Please consider writing the board of school trustees with your personal letter of support. If the Centre is to survive in Kamloops, we need guaranteed and unfettered support from everyone. Gordon R. Gore founder BIG Little Science Centre Kamloops

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Ashlee Speers is looking forward to everything she’ll experience this week as one of two teens at the Big Brothers Big Sisters MasterCard Social Innovators Youth Summit in Ottawa. But, for Brandon Hayashi, who left with Speers for the four-day event last weekend, there’s one highlight he’s looking forward to — hearing Olympic athlete Donovan Bailey talk. The pair, both students at South Kamloops secondary, are representing the Kamloops branch of Big Brothers-Big Sisters and agreed they’re excited to be heading to Ottawa — they’ve never been there before — to learn about leadership, community service and giving back to the community. Bailey is one of three keynote speakers; 2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppeler will speak on how to men-

tor teens whose parents are in jail or prison and Canadian sprinter Tania Archer will talk about paying it forward every day. Delegates are between the ages of 15 and 19 and were chosen based on their prior commitment to community involvement. Each will be given $100 as seed money to take home and use for a community project. Brandon said he’s thinking about something to help the Kamloops Food Bank while Ashlee is considering projects to help the Kamloops branch of the SPCA or organizations that work with special-needs youth. The conference started on Monday, April 15 and wraps up on Thursday, April 18. On Wednesday, April 17, all attending will be at Rideau Hall for a reception hosted by Governor General David Johnston, when Canada Post will unveil a commemorative stamp marking the centenary of Big Brothers-Big Sisters in Canada.

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Marty and Remi are close school friends convinced they are aliens and out to prove it by finding a spaceship. The pair — one Chinese and the other French-Canadian — are the protagonists in The Mystery of the Frozen Brains by Marty Chan. Seems like a natural book to appeal to young readers. And, it has the added benefit — from the viewpoint of the people behind the Battle of the Books — of being Canadian. It’s not easy to find Canadian books that meet the criteria to be involved in the annual event, although the goal is to try to have 50 per cent Canadian content. But, the overriding goal, said Faith Bailey, who brought the program to Kamloops schools a quarter-century ago, is to find books that kids want to read. And, of course, to create a love of reading. Bailey, a retired teacherlibrarian who has continued

David Thompson elementary students Molly Foxall (left) and Cali McKinlay compete in the 2011 Battle of the Books. This year’s district-level event is slated for tomorrow (April 17). KTW file photo

her involvement with the program, said at its essence, the Battle is a reading motivation program. Books are chosen for three categories of classes — grades three and four, Grade 5 and grades six and seven. Students who sign up will read from a list of books chosen every May by teacherlibrarians in the district. Then they will discuss them and quiz each other to make sure their team knows the plotline and can handle the questions they will be asked in competition. Twenty-six schools took

part in the zone-level round of the Battle last week, and 24 teams (three each from eight schools) will be at David Thompson elementary on Wednesday, April 17, for the district finals. Bailey first heard of the Alaskan Reading Motivation Program in the spring of 1987 and brought the idea to Kamloops that year. The first battle was on April 13, 1988, at Parkcrest elementary, where 18 local schools took part. Criteria for choosing books includes ensuring they will interest both boys and girls

and come from a variety of genres. There’s also a concerted effort to choose some books students might otherwise never pick up, Bailey said. This year’s list, for example, included Beezus and Ramona, Dragon in the Sock Drawer, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit and Phoenix Rising, among others, each grouped for the appropriate grade category. Readers can access practice questions to prepare to do battle at the zone level. Successful school teams each receive participation ribbons and the top two in each category are awarded medallions. At the district level, the top team in each level gets a keeper trophy and gift certificates from Bookland, and their school gets a large trophy to display for a year. And, because this is the 25th annual event, all district participants will receive a free book from a collection Bailey’s been saving up to help recognize the anniversary.

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Lacrosse season is here and the senior Kamloops Rattlers were in action on the weekend. Kyle MacLennan of the Kelowna Raiders was able to beat Rattlers’ goaltender Mike Smith on this breakaway, but the Snakes downed the visitors from the Little Apple 14-7 at Memorial Arena on Friday, April 12. Turn to page A14 for more on that game and information on the junior B Venom, along with the novice and peewee Rattlers. Allen Douglas/KTW

HAT COP from Corner Gas used to play for the Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders. “I moved here and I said all I need to find a community is to find a rugby club and I found everybody I needed there,” said Lorne Cardinal, who played Sgt. Davis Quinton on the Canadian comedy series, which ran for six seasons on CTV. Cardinal mentioned his exploits with KRC during a speech at the Thompson Rivers University Alumni and Friends Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet, held on Friday, April 12, in the school’s Grand Hall. He told the crowd about moving to Kamloops in the 1980s to take a job planting trees during one of B.C.’s worst periods of unemployment in recent history. The accomplished actor — who played many positions with the Raiders, but preferred blindside flanker — found his calling in the River City. He came across a Cariboo College pamphlet, which listed the courses offered at the institution known today as TRU.

Lorne Cardinal, known best for his role on Corner Gas, used to scrum with the Kamloops Raiders. Shimon photo

Cardinal, then in his early 20s, enrolled in a spattering of what he called “easy-threecredit” courses, one of which was an introduction to acting class. He performed in front of a live audience in a one-act play at semester’s end and, after experiencing the thrill of taking a bow in front of more than 100 appreciative onlookers, Cardinal knew he was meant to be an actor. The Corner Gas cop was no slouch on the rugby pitch, playing for the Fraser Valley’s under-23 squad during his short-lived stint in Kamloops.

He left the Tournament Capital in 1989 for the University of Alberta, where he became one of the first aboriginal students at that school to obtain a bachelor of fine arts degree. Cardinal’s fondest memories of KRC, as is the case for many of the club’s alumni, were formed away from the field. “The clubhouse was always great,” he said. “It was behind Axel’s garage in the back. “All the guys were fantastic. The whole team. The whole organization was tight-knit.”

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Senior Rattlers sting Raiders A.J. Lockwood and Riley Donahue paced the Kamloops Rattlers to a 14-7 win over the Kelowna Raiders in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play at Memorial Arena on Friday, April 12. Lockwood bulged the twine six times and Donahue added four goals in support of Kamloops netminder Mike Smith. Also scoring for the home team were captain Mark Jurista (2), Liam Hagerty and J.J. Woldum. The Rattlers are 1-0 heading into their second game of the season — a rematch with the Raiders in Kelowna on Friday, April 19. Kamloops is not playing again in the River City until May 3, when the Armstrong Shamrocks are in town.

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Point night for novice Snakes If the scoring display put on by novice Kamloops Rattlers 3 in their regular-season opener on the weekend was a sign of things to come, the rest of the Thompson Okanagan Lacrosse League better take notice. Kamloops downed Salmon Arm 17-0 on Sunday, April 14. Scoring for the Rattlers were Justin Vinterlik (4G), Kade Deacon-Borden (3G, 1A), Caleb Campbell (3G, 1A), Luken Murray (2G, 1A), Eric Bogie (2G), Nate Van Unen (2G), Thorden Groenveld (1G, 1A) and Andon Rende (1A). Brendan Hunchak posted the shutout.

Interior rivalry renewed at Memorial Kamloops Rattlers 1 opened the Thompson Okanagan novice lacrosse league season with a 12-3 victory over Kelowna 2 on Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Arena. Reaching the

scoresheet for Kamloops were Ethan Kaban (3G), Jax Anderson (2G), Millan Webster (2G), Jackson Steed (2G, 2A), Dalton Fink (1G, 2A), Matthew Murphy (1G) and Jack Cameron (1G). Josh Hamling earned the goaltending victory in his debut between the pipes.

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Kamloops athletes honoured at banquet The Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame (KSHF) and Kamloops Sports Council (KSC) awards banquet was held at TRU’s Grand Hall on Saturday, April 13. Alanna Bekkering of the TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team was named the KSC’s female athlete of the year, while Spencer Allen, a pole vaulter with the Kamloops Track and Field Club, was named male athlete of the year. Bekkering was the Pacific Western Athletic Association women’s soccer player of the year, MVP of the provincial championship tourney and a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association all-star. Allen won the national junior championship in Winnipeg in July and placed seventh at the Canadian men’s championship and Olympic trials in Calgary in June. The WolfPack women’s soccer team won the KSC’s inaugural university award, while the International Excellence Award, also new this year, went to the Kamloops FireFit Firefighters team. The FireFit team won its second consecutive world title in December and its fourth straight Canadian championship. In the team of the year category, the South Kamloops Titans girls’

basketball team got the nod. The Titans won the 2012 AAA provincial high school title. Brad Dalke of the Kamloops Classic Swimming club was named coach of the year. The Classics were Swim B.C.’s 2012 club of the year. Soccer volunteer and official Claudio Klarich was named sportsperson of the year. Three-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi, wheelchair athlete Kelly Smith, Olympic and Commonwealth Games rower Robert Wilson, longtime coach, teacher and sports administrator Brian Peters and the 1955-1956 Kamloops Mohawks are the KSHF class of 2013. Former Canadian Olympian Gary Reed spoke at the event.

PORTLAND-BOUND Brendan Ranford of the Kamloops Blazers beats Kelowna Rockets’ netminder Jordon Cooke in Round 2 of the WHL playoffs. The Blazers get their Western Conference final series with the Portland Winterhawks underway on Friday, April 19. Portland is hosting Games 1 and 2, with Games 3 and 4 to be played at Interior Savings Centre on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, respectively. KTW will have an in-depth series preview on Thursday, April 18. Allen Douglas/KTW

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OR MOST OF HIS LIFE, BOB Dieno figured daylight saving time was a global standard, put in place to help farmers make the most of their work days. Then, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president for 2013 — and the organization’s resident policy wonk — got researching. “Did you know only 76 countries have daylight saving time?” Dieno, who is also owner of Nu-Tech Fire and Safety, told KTW. “Less than half the world changes time.” He can’t blame farmers for the time change, either. Turns out many countries with daylight savings time signed on during the First World War, when it was seen as a way to conserve fuel. “The farmers hate it because the animals don’t like changing time,” he said. And, Dieno pointed to recent studies that connect time-shift to a rise in heart attacks and absenteeism at work — showing the human body doesn’t much like springing forward and falling back, either. “That’s what you find out when you dig into this stuff,” Dieno said. “I just started looking because I hate the time change.” Out of his research came one of the Kamloops’ Chamber of Commerce’s latest resolutions, which is headed to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce for debate. Should it be adopted, the provincial chamber will lobby the government to adopt yearround, permanent daylight saving time. Policy has been Dieno’s forte since he got involved with the chamber in 2008 — and it’s also one of the specialties of the organization he’ll head this year. Resolutions drafted by the local chamber have led to an express passport-renewal program and mobile-business licensing in some parts of B.C. that allows businesses to operate in several communities under one licence. Another resolution, drafted at the suggestion of Western Canada Theatre, urges the government to dole out arts grants in threeyear cycles to give organizations more stability and cut down the amount of money they have to spend on applying for funding. It’s also up for review by the B.C. chamber. “I love politics, that’s it.” Dieno said of policy-writing’s appeal. During his stint as president, he’s hoping to get the chamber’s membership more actively involved in the organizations, whether by attending socials to pointing out changes they’d like the government to make that could become new research projects. “We want to see more involvement in everything,” he said. “We really just want to make the members aware of what’s out there.”


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Randy Bachman has performed around the world — but the best venue he’s ever had for a gig is right here in B.C., the rock veteran said. “The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver,” he told KTW. “Many bands say it’s the best room, sound stage, venue in the world.” On Saturday, April 20, Bachman will be on the stage of Sagebrush Theatre and, while it may not be the best he’s played, it’s the best one for Kamloopsians who want to see and hear the man behind so many Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive hits. It’s a solo performance that will be more than just music as the Winnipeg native tells some of the stories behind the songs many sang along with as they played their air guitars. Hence the name he’s chosen for this trip out on the road — Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story. (Vinyl Tap is the name of the CBC music show Bachman hosts). While his own writing is iconic, Bachman has his own list of favourite songwriters. When asked to name five, he came up

with seven, although he paired off six of them — John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Don Henley and Glen Frey and, all on his own, Brian Wilson. However, given the choice to share the stage — probably the Commodore — with any performer, Bachman said his choice would have to be Eric Clapton. Favourite gig ever? That would be playing with the Guess Who

at the SARS Festival in Toronto in 2003 and listening to the crowd of 500,000 singing along with Taking Care of Business. “It was amazing,” Bachman said. The 69-year-old made his first mark on the music industry when he was just three and won a singing contest. Two years later, he started studying violin. At age 16, he tried to get into a Les Paul concert at a club in Winnipeg but his age nixed that goal — so he

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$169,900 Great starter home with recent interior renovations. Updated electrical, furnace, water heater, windows, kitchen, flooring, lighting & bath. New roof in January 2010. Lots of parking, close to schools, parks & bus route. Good sized yard. Both sides of this duplex are available for sale.


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mentally and even add a little more luggage room, although there are still compromises made for the sake of battery storage — 340 litres (12 cubic feet) of trunk space instead of 453 litres (16 cubic feet), a tire mobility kit instead of a spare tire, and a smaller 51 litre fuel tank (instead of 63 litres). The 2013 Fusion Hybrid features an all-new 2.0litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine, significantly downsized from the previous 2.5-liter unit, while maintaining roughly the same performance standards. The gasoline engine makes 149 horse power and 129 pound-feet of torque, and it combines with a permanent-magnet, AC-synchronous electric motor to churn out a net horse-power rating of 188 — marginally less than the previous model’s 191 net. But, the new 2013 Fusion Hybrid has also trimmed the fat by more than 100 pounds of weight — depending on trim and option levels — thanks to some of the aforementioned changes and an allnew lithium-ion battery pack that saves weight. The new batteries also generate more power than previous nickel-metal hydride batteries and help raise the electric-only maximum speed from 75 km/h to 100 km/h — opening up the potential for EV highway cruising. Manufacturers build hybrids for fuel economy bragging rights and Ford wasted little time in claiming the midsize fuel efficiency crown, boasting that the Fusion Hybrid would outperform midsize rivals like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. XSee FUSION B7

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HE FORD FUSION HAS COME A LONG WAY IN A VERY SHORT 10 YEARS. It was born in the guise of a 427 Concept that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2003. That concept just happened to look a heck of a lot like a certain critically acclaimed Cadillac CTS model, a car that had debuted just the year before. Or, at least, that was my immediate reaction at the unveiling, which got me an over-the-shoulder scowl from Ford’s design chief, J Mays. Well, maybe he got the point because an evolution of that initial design dropped the vertical headlights but stayed with the three-bar grille — a look that resonated with customers and soon spread to other vehicles in the Ford lineup. And, the Fusion became a best-seller — a bread-and-butter, five-passenger, mid-size mainstay that helped see Ford through the tougher years of automotive-industry troubles. Since then, the car has been revised and refreshed and the 2013 Fusion lineup adopts a new exterior style featuring a gape-mouth grille, probably adapted (in my opinion, again) from Mitsubishi’s Sabre Jet-inspired EVO design — a look that virtually every company seems to be copying these days. And, hmm, there might be just a dash of AstonMartin design DNA thrown into the mix, as well. But, while we might argue about styling inspirations, the net result is a sleek and seductive silhouette, an aggressive stance, nice lines and a handsome design that looks good from any angle. Look up the word “fusion” and you will find definitions that list “blending” and “combining” — apt descriptions for a lineup that offers a multitude of choices with naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines, hybrid and plug-in-hybrid powertrain options, manual or automatic transmission choices, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations and a wealth on new technologies that include Ford SYNC communications, optional auto start stop, a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, active-park assist and Ford’s Blind Spot Information System, to name just a few. We’re concentrating on the Fusion Hybrid in this review and the good news here is that this high-tech offering maintains the same sporty style and sophistication as its non-hybrid model-mates, while expanding on an award-winning theme with new innovations and technologies. Like all Fusions, the new Hybrid is a little bigger than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been stretched by nearly five inches and the car is almost an inch-and-a-half longer, 3.4 inches wider and 2.3 inches taller. These dimensions bump up interior room incre-

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Transport Canada has rated the Fusion Hybrid at an optimistic 4.0/4.1L/100km (city/highway). The EPA in the U.S., using a somewhat more involved testing method, returned a more practical 5.0/5.0L/100km (city/hwy) rating, but even those more realistic numbers have come under fire from Consumer Reports and other testers who have been unable to achieve the same results. My test methods are quite simple. When I picked up the car, the trip computer gave me a 7.2L/100km average for the 1,600 kilometres driven by the previous driver. I hoped to do better than that. Topping off the tank before driving 445 kilometres — a roughly even split of highway and city driving — I refuelled with 30.2 litres of gas for a 6.8L/100km combined average. We can pooh-pooh those results compared to the official rating but, based on my experience with other hybrids, that’s still a respectable result and, by driving moderately and following the onscreen brake coach guidance to maximize regenerative braking, I did manage to earn 180 kilometres of electric-only driving out of that sum total. What’s equally important here is that the Fusion is a pleasure to drive — perky when needed, accelerating with a smooth linear progression of power, complemented by an able electronicCVT transmission and a seamless interplay of effort from the gasoline engine and electric motor. The Fusion also features a slightly stiffer body, independent suspension and electric-steering combine for above-average handling and excellent cornering. I’ve concentrated mainly on fuel economy and performance in this story, but I should note drivers and passengers will also be quite comfortable in an airy and spacious cabin with new seating, a driver-oriented cockpit and the latest generation combination of Ford’s SYNC technology and MyFord Touch communication and infotainment systems, allowing interaction through voice control, a touch-screen tap or with a conventional button. Strangely, gloved fingers work on the touch screen, but not on the instrument panel. And, some of the trim pieces could use a minor upgrade but, on the whole, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is an all-around good effort — and its sophisticated collection of technologies and performance dynamics gives you a pretty good indication of why it won its class as AJAC’s 2013 Best New Family Car Over $30,000. Yes, the Fusion lineup has come a long way over the past decade — and, it still has a ways to go. But, together with its much-anticipated Energi Plug-In sibling, Ford’s 2013 Fusion Hybrid offers a pleasant package of driving dynamics and fuel economy and a viable midsize family car alternative for environmentally conscious consumers.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE is not exactly your average fuddy-duddy hybrid. This sleek, stylish performer is enhanced with the 18-inch wheels and sporty spoiler of an added Appearance Package.

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Acura raises the performance bar with 2014 MDX Riding on a completely new platform, the seven-passenger Acura MDX for 2014 offers improved ride comfort, a more versatile and luxurious cabin, increased fuel efficiency and enhanced dynamic performance. The 2014 Acura MDX is powered by a new direct-injected 24-valve 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management, producing 290 horse power and 267 poundfeet of torque. Employing a six-speed automatic transmission with Acura’s Sport Mode and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, the MDX will be

steering effort, throttle response, super-handling all-wheel-drive and active sound to suit the tastes of the driver. The MDX’s new amplitude-reactive dampers, MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension enable its more nimble and responsive handling and improved ride quality. The 2014 MDX also takes a big step up in luxury comfort and noise. The MDX’s dynamically tuned platform, more airtight body and triple path isolated dampers, along with the use of new sound-deadening

offered in super-handling all-wheel drive, featuring Acura’s new Agile Handling Assist technology. Matched to the highly efficient Earth Dreams Technology engine and the super-handling allwheel-drive drivetrain, the 2014 MDX has an estimated Transport Canada fuel economy rating of 11.2/7.7/9.6L/100km (city/ highway/combined). To satisfy the preferences of multiple drivers in any family, the 2014 MDX features an integrated dynamic system with three modes: sport, normal and comfort. The platform adjusts

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EYE ON COMMUNITY

Welcome to KTW’s Eye On Community page, where we showcase through the camera lens, positive events in Kamloops. If you have a photo of a charity donation, a grand-opening picture or other uplifting images, email them to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com, with “eye on community” in the subject line.

STOLEN MOMENTS SQUARED: On March 27, 35 square and round dancers from Salmon Arm and Blind Bay arrived on a bus to take part in a Hawaiian theme dance with the Kamloops Square Dance Club. There is an old custom that if a caller and square of dancers arrived at another club’s regular dance night, they are allowed to “bannernap” (kidnap) that club’s banner. The only way it can be retrieved is if the club from which it was stolen arrives on a regular dance night. Lessons will start in September with a 10-week course. More information about the dance club can be found by calling 250 376-5636, emailing meyerdance@telus.net or going online to DancingKeepsYouYoung. ca and TakeMeDancing.squaredance.bc.ca.

HE SKETCHES, SHE SCORES!: KTW’s Kamloops Blazers art contest winner Keegan Leblanc (right) and brother Logan celebrate outside Kamloops This Week’s Dalhousie Drive office. Keegan won a Blazer jersey and a hockey stick signed by all players, along with tickets to a playoff game. Andrea Klassen/KTW

BOOST FOR BRONSON: Real Canadian Superstore gathered its staff recently to present a $20,000 donation to help 10-year-old Bronson Sens have greater mobility through the funding of a wheelchair-accessible van designed to transport kids like Bronson, who lives with encephalitis since he was three years of age. Through the President’s Choice Children’s Charity, local kids living with disabilities receive a boost via financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapists. On-hand to mark the moment was Bronson’s mom, Kim Becker, Real Canadian Superstore financial administrator Chris Brown, store manager Glenn Gregory and Bronson’s brother, Cooper. Dave Eagles/KTW

Since 1994 Walmart Canada & its associates have raised & donated more than

to support the to Breakfast Clubs of Canada in 2011. School breakfast programs help to level the playing field for disadvantaged children, as well as for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, giving them all an equal chance to grow and flourish throughout life.

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PATRICK JOHN HARRIGAN LEE It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick,age 26. Pat fought a rare brain cancer for seven months before taking his last peaceful breath surrounded by those who love him.

Patrick was born and raised in Kamloops attending Dallas Elementary, Valleyview Secondary and Thompson Rivers University. He had settled on a career in pipe fitting when he was diagnosed a short seven months ago. Patrick was a bright and kind young man who touched many lives with his determination and engaging sense of humour. Making music with his friends and his love of sports gave him joy and a zest for life. He lived his last seven months with a remarkable warrior spirit that has inspired all who knew him. Patrick is predeceased by his grandparents May and Tom Lee and Barbara Harrigan. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his parents Ron and Meg, his older brother Dave and his girlfriend / guardian angel Chelsie Handel. Also left to share his memories are his grandfather Jack Harrigan(MaryLou); Aunts and Uncles Alan & Diane Lee, Phil &Linda Lee, Nancy & Pierre Lambert, Denis & Josie Harrigan, Art Harrigan & Kath Day, David Harrigan, Brian & Brenda Harrigan, Richard Harrigan & Kath Quayle; numerous cousins and second cousins in Wales, Victoria, Toronto, Vernon, Edmonton and Vancouver. Many thanks to the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops Hospice. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Patrick’s memory to Kamloops Hospice Association 72 S Whiteshield Cres Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm, April 20, 2013 at Parkside Lounge, Interior Savings Center.

* His burning star shines in the night sky for all he loved *

In Memorium 2013

ESTHER CROSS April 17, 1922-2011

SEMINOFF, VERNA A

June 30, 1926 April 10, 2010

It is with great sadness that the family of Verna Seminoff announces her passing on April 8th, 2013. Verna is survived by her son Bill Seminoff (Glenda) of Coquitlam and daughter Shirley Dick (Doug) of Kamloops; granddaughter er Corinne Zienowicz, grandson Ryan yan Seminoff (Marianna), great grandchildren children Erik & Jorden Zienowicz, Matthew, Isabella and Dominic Seminoff; sister Lola Stone (Larry) and brother Frank Makeiff (Gayle); and numerous other relatives. Verna was predeceased by her former husband William Seminoff; parents Nick and Mary Makeiff; her brother John Mackave (Ann) and sister Helen Mesluke; and grandson Bradley Campbell. Verna was born in Brilliant, BC. She has lived in Grand Forks, Cranbrook and found her home in Kamloops. Verna was an avid golfer at Kamloops Golf and Country Club ( former Club Champion), gardener, cook, seamstress, artist and the best hostess ever. But most of all, Verna enjoyed looking after family and friends. In our arms we held you tight Through the hardest part of life In our hearts the memories clear Of the greatest Mom we love so dear. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Ridgeview Lodge and the Renaissance Retirement Residence for all the special care, love and devotion shown to Mom in her times with them. The Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Kamloops Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Verna’s memory be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 - 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

In Memory of

April 16, 2011

O Lord, life isn’t the same since Mom died; I will never forget Mom always stood by my side. I keep remembering about the special times we shared, I keep thinking about how much you cared. Each day we think about you And realise you have gone, We can’t explain the emptiness That life has now become. They say that time’s a healer, But we are not too sure, For every time we think of you We miss you more and more.

Dad you are dearly loved and missed by your family

Lord, I’m doing all that I can to be strong, It feels as though a part of me is gone. Each time I think of you my heart hurts so much, I long for your gentle touch. I long for one more big hug and one more call to say good night, I LOVE you Mom with all of my might.

Our Friend, Our Hero, My Husband, Our Dad Two years have passed but not a day goes by where you are not remembered. Your spirit lives strong in each one of us. We miss you dearly. You would be so proud of our daughters!

God Bless. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain “ ... REV. 21:4

ALL MY LOVE, Bren

August 18th, 1932 ~ April 7th, 2013

1928-2013

DAVE GIESBRECHT

Vinci Nicodemo

KEN NAGEL

Love Shannon, Kaitlyn, Alana and Marilyn

TO ALL PARENTS

By Edgar Guest

“I’ll lend you for a little time A child of Mine” He said, “For you to love while he lives, And mourn when he is dead. It may be six or seven years, Or twenty-two or three, But will you, till I call him back Take care of him for Me? He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, And should his stay be brief, You’ll have his lovely memories As solace for your grief.

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Ken Nagel of Kamloops, BC, on April 7th, 2013 at 80 years of age. Ken is survived by his children, Debra Alain, Dean (Sue) Nagel and David (Terri) Nagel, grandchildren Natalie Loisoa, Desiree Nagel, Adam Alain, Virginia Stanton, Dustin Nagel, Morgan Alain, Connor Nagel and Aleah Taylor. Ken is also survived by his sister Lori (Bob) Johnson, brother Andrew (Teri) Nagel and all their children. He is predeceased by wife Eleanor, parents Paul and Lillian and brother Harvy. Ken was born August 18th, 1932 in Eatonia, Saskatchewan. Ken worked on the family farm in his younger years. He taught himself to play the saxophone and piano. The end of the harvest could never come fast enough for Ken, as he couldn’t wait to go out goose hunting. Ken met Eleanor Arnesen to whom he got married in 1955. They moved to Kamloops in 1971 where Ken got a job with CN until his retirement. Always with a quick wit and dry sense of humor, Ken was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the staff of 6 South and the many wonderful people of Hospice. As per the family’s wishes, there will be no formal service. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

I cannot promise he will stay Since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn. I’ve looked the wide world over In my search for teachers true, And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you. Now will you give him all your love, Nor think the labour vain, Not hate Me when I come To call and take him back again? I fancied that I heard them say Dear Lord, Thy will be done. For all the joy this child shall bring, The risk of grief we’ll run. We’ll shelter him with tenderness. We’ll love him while we may, And for the happiness we’ve known Forever grateful stay. And should the angels call for him Much sooner than we’d planned, We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes And try to understand.

If I Knew If I knew it would be the last time That I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say “I love you,” instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say “I love you,” And certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day, That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.” And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.


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We require immediately Class 1 drivers for Canada and US for the following positions: • US Team drivers • Part Time /Casual Drivers for Canada/US • Drivers interested in a truck share program for Canada/US. We supply you with a paid company cell, fuel cards, all paid picks and drops, assigned units and regular home time. All you need is 3 yrs verifiable experience, clean abstract and a good attitude. Please indicate on your resume the position applying for. Please fax resumes and abstracts to 250546-0600, or by email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phone calls please.

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Coming Events Don’t miss the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show April 27-28, 2013 9am-5pm daily NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere Over 100 booths & displays to peruse. Music, concessions, giveaways. A full lineup of feature speakers: including Dr. Art Hister. Free draws every hour. $5/adult, $3/stud. or senior, children 12 & under Free. Vendor and Expo info at: www.ruralexpobarriere.com

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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 Mark: 778-866-5497 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. Required immediately: Class 1 driver for local deliveries and switches in the Okanagan area with occasional trips to the Vancouver area. Preference given to those with experience. Please fax resume and current abstract to: 250-546-0600, with the subject line “Local Driver”. No phone calls or drop ins please.

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FOODSAFE COURSE by certified Instructor Saturday April 20th 8:30am-4:00pm $65 Preregister by phoning 250-554-9762

NINA’S Beauty Nails is hiring nail techs and hair stylists/barbers ASAP. Located at Sahali Centre Mall. Email: adamvu2002@yahoo.ca Phone: 250-851-9944

Help Wanted HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. May 4th & 5th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. May 1st and 2nd evenings. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

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Are you looking for a career in a fast paced, customer service focused environment? Do you have an interest in Sales, Fashion or Merchandising? If so, we have the career for you!

SEARS IS HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: Hardware Associate (part-time) MFT/Inventory Lead (full-time) Department Manager – Cosmetics/Jewelry (full-time) Department Manager - Hardware/Electronics (full-time) We would like to make you part of our Team! Applicant must be fully flexible to work days, including Saturdays, Sundays, evenings and holidays. Please bring your resume to the Catalogue desk Located on the upper floor of Sears

2 and 4 stroke small engine mechanics needed in Port McNeill. Chainsaws, lawn mowers, outboards. Wage negotiable, benefits available. Start today! Resume to crosback@telus.net

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COOKS REQUIRED IMMED. Northern Motor Inn, 3086 Hwy 16E,Terrace,BC V8G 3N5 250-635-6375; Fax: 250-635-6129 Custodian needed for North Shore Church appx 25hr per week. Flexible hours resume to 140 Laburnum St. Kamloops V2B 1G4 by Apr 23 Experienced f/t short order cook wanted immediately see menu @ www.scottsinn.com Please apply w/resume and references to scottsinn @shaw.ca or fax 250-3729444 MANAGER / CARETAKER required for mobile home park in Williams Lake. Preference for retired / semi-retired person, accommodation with remuneration. dshenn51@telus.net

Full time delivery driver wanted. Must be in good physical shape, have good customer service skills and a fairly clean drivers abstract. Position pays hourly plus commissions, March averaged over $16per hour. 30-40 hours per week Mon-Fri, weekends and stats off. Apply to Box 1436, Kamloops This Week, 1465 B Dalhousie Dr. V2C 5P6

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

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Required for Optometrist’s office. Whether you are experienced or seeking to increase your training. APPLY TO BOX 1346 C/O KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK 1365B DALHOUSIE DRIVE V2C 5P6

Qualifications: Must have a minimum of two-year's sales experience. Have strong interpersonal skills, be outgoing, confident, enthusiastic and reliable. Be self-motivated and able to think 'outside the box' in order to find potential advertisers from a wide range of business sectors. Be a quick learner, be accurate and well-organized with the ability to work effectively independently, but also as part of a team.

Compensation: This position includes a competitive base salary, commission, gas allowance and benefits. Must have reliable transportation.

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Qualifications: A background in publishing/communications/marketing and a degree or diploma in a related field. Organized, deadline driven, detail-oriented and able to work well in a self-directed environment. Demonstrated ability to investigate and report a wide range of stories. The ability to work within a flexible work schedule to achieve production deadlines.

Compensation: This position includes a competitive salary, gas allowance and benefits.

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Description: The Oliver Chronicle is seeking an energetic and versatile reporter/photographer who is comfortable with the internet and social media. Working with an editor, the multimedia reporter will cover a wide range of news, sports and community events. Oliver is in the heart of wine country in the South Okanagan, one of Canada’s best climates. The Chronicle is a weekly newspaper in the independent Aberdeen Publishing chain, which values its employees and offers an attractive benefits package.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a journalism degree or diploma and a background in news reporting and photography. A knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is preferred as well as comfort with social media and maintaining a news website using a CMS. A vehicle and DSLR camera are required.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and sample stories and photos to the attention of Steve Ceron, General Manager, at: careers@osoyoostimes.com

685 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 5N7

374-1135

Responsibilities: The ability and skills to develop story or content ideas considering reader or audience appeal. Plan the content according to the publication’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations depending on space and significance. Verify facts, dates, and statistics for accuracy. Must be fully bilingual.

Growing multi-line automotive dealership in Kamloops, B.C. has a career opportunity for a highly qualified individual.

Parts Counter Person with some shipper / receiver duties – Multi-line The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with the ability to multi-task efficiently with minimal supervision. Relevant experience is an asset. This position will provide a competitive pay and benefits package. Only quality-conscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Kirk Zimmer kzimmer@zimmerwheatongm.com

685 NOTRE DAME DRIVE Top of the Columbia St. Hill

250-374-1135

ASK WELLNESS KAMLOOPS: Life Skills Coordinator - Henry Leland House Permanent Full Time $19-22/hr based on experience. Benefits upon successful completion of probationary period. Provide supportive housing services to people at-risk of homeless. Promote independent living skills in order to achieve independence through referrals to other agencies, advocacy and a wellness plan. BSW, HSW or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills in mediation, crisis intervention and mental health first aid an asset. Level 1 First Aid, vehicle with valid driver’s license with relevant insurance required. For a full job description or to send your resume email careers@askwellness.ca by April 22, 2013, 4:30pm

Driver Wanted Kamloops This Week is looking for a highly energetic individual to join our team of Contract Drivers. Reporting directly to the Circulation Manager, you will be responsible for timely delivery to our valued businesses and/or carriers twice a week Monday and Wednesday nights. The applicant must have a suitable vehicle (pick-up truck preferred) with all necessary insurance and a valid drivers licence. The successful candidate will be paid in accordance to the Kamloops This Week CEPU Collective Agreement. Please send your resume with a current drivers abstract to: Circulation Manager Kamloops This Week 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6 Fax 250-374-1033 CLOSING DATE: APRIL 2013 MAY 1,25, 2013

PARTS PERSON WELL ESTABLISHED Honda / Bombardier dealership in the Southern Cariboo region is seeking a self motivated individual to fill a parts person position. Min. 2 years parts / service exp. required, in addition to a strong interest in the motor sports industry.

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

We are seeking a bilingual, Punjabi/English editor for an Indo-Canadian publication.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: Negotiable

This is an entry level position that requires a willingness to learn, good work ethic and ability to take direction. Accounting knowledge is considered an asset. This position will remain fluid, assisting with several different departments and allowing the successful candidate to acquire a variety of experience.

Bilingual Editor

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: May 17, 2013

As a junior administrative assistant working for the Zimmer Autogroup, you are a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude, who is looking to begin a career in the automotive industry.

Only those candidates granted an interview will be contacted.

250-374-0462

Please email resume & references to: 2013applications@ outlook.com

Junior Administrative Assistant

(250)

If you meet the qualifications and feel you would be suitable for the position, email your resume and cover letter to bobbygill@telus.net.

The Oliver Chronicle

Career Opportunity

Top of the Columbia Street Hill

If you meet the qualifications and feel you would be suitable for the position, email your resume and cover letter to bobbygill@telus.net.

Reporter

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice), Millwright, Lumber Pilers and Forklift Operators. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

Please apply for this position via email to darlazimmer@zimmerwheatongm.com

We are seeking an advertising sales representative for an Indo-Canadian newspaper.

Generate leads, cold-calling, meeting, presenting, and closing new advertising prospects to build the client base. Provide superior and genuine customer service to all clients. Prepare and submit regular reports, and attend networking events as required.

Employment

Help Wanted

OPTICIAN/ DISPENSER

Advertising Sales Representative

Responsibilities:

Employment

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: mgray@jennerchev.com

Indo -Ok anagan Times Locally Owned, Community Minded

Employment

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Help Wanted

Ranch Hand needed to change irrigation pipes, and feed horses. Apprx 1hr work per day. Free trailer pad, water and hydro provided call 250-682-1141 Wanted Immediately experienced MOA’s for busy Physiotherapy, Massage and Chiropractic Clinic. Must have experience in billing, patient booking, computer skills, typing, customer service and be a self starter. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible hours. Clinic focus is on quality patient care and positive work environment. Strong organizational and people skills an asset. Please forward resumes to : scahoon@sagesportinstitute.com

Wanted part time delivery / kitchen helper must have own car and valid drivers license. Experience an asset drop off resume at 545 Victoria St email orientalgardens restaurant@gmail.com No phone calls Please

Home Care/Support RIDGEVIEW Lodge in Kamloops seeking Perm & Cas Rehab/Rec staff. Resume: dana.levere@balticproperties.ca or drop off

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services MISSION Hill Family Estate Recruitment Open House We’re seeking to build dynamic teams for our 2013 Summer Season and are looking for applicants who share our passion for world-class wine and creating memorable guest service. Bring your resume and join us at the winery Friday, April 12th, 4pm to 6pm 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada V4T 2E4

Medical/Dental PART-TIME PAR NURSE Experience in Post Anaesthetic Recovery and/or Critical Care with paediatric is Essential. Current registration in CRNBC & CPR registration is required. ACLS and/or PALS certification is desirable. This is a .60 FTE position. The successful candidate will be committed to the delivery of high quality patient care in a private health care setting. Forward resume to: Carole Capper PAR Nurse Manager KAMLOOPS SURGICAL CENTRE 200-741 Sahali Terrace, Kamloops, BC V2C 6X7 or e-mail to: admin@kamloopssurgery.com

Sales SALES CONSULTANT. Must have experience in the Sales Industry and be willing to work occasional weekends. Basic computer skills also required. Please send resume to: admin@halstonhomes.ca


B14 ❖ TUESDAY, April 16, 2013 Employment

Employment

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Employment

Services

Services

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Work Wanted

Legal Services

Garden & Lawn

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

CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165 or Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

Medical Health

Handypersons

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Stucco/Siding

$500 & Under

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Professional/ Management

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

GENERAL MANAGER Intent of Position: The General Manager of the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) is a critical, functional role for the Association. While a Board of Directors governs the Association, the operational aspects of the Association fall directly to the General Manager. These aspects include: budgeting, work-planning, liaising with other organizations, supporting board operations, and executing the business, strategic and work-plans of the association each year. The General Manager answers to the President of the association regarding performance. The General Manager oversees all human resource functions including hiring, performance evaluations, and terminations of staff. The General Manager also monitors all benefits such as holidays, time in lieu of work. Contractors who act on behalf of the Association, must also have performance clauses defined. The General manager is also responsible for creating, enhancing, and maintaining the Association relationship with its members. Within these duties, the General Manager will notify the board of all emerging or current issues. FOR MORE INFO VISIT NSBIA.COM DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 4:00pm, April 19, 2013.

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Drywall Boarding, taping, texturing. Reasonable rates. All jobs guaranteed. For estimates call Rob (250) 319-0288

Electrical ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR “A” Licensed Small Jobs Service Up Grades

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Livestock

Livestock

Email gerrycline@shaw.ca

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Advertising Consultant 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.

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Pets & Livestock

Free Items

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

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.81/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Auction Huge 3 Restaurant Like New Equipment Auction. April 20 @ 11 AM at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259 View photos at doddsauction.com .

Landscaping

$100 & Under

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Antique Standing mirror $100 or best offer (250) 376-7583 Scott’s Deluxe fertilizer spreader 1yr old $30 (250) 372-2082

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

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

$200 & Under Bond knitting machine never used with lots of books $125 (250) 376-7583 HD chanel base frame for trailer, 40”w + ext. by 72” with 52” tongue $125 (250) 554-4175 New salon laser hair remover class 3, medical device $175 (250) 376-7583

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20 • 11:00 A.M. 2 - Eastside Mario Restaurants, Red Barn plus other consigned items Partial List Includes: Walk-in Coolers & Freezers, Upright Coolers & Freezers, Prep Tables, Display Cabinets, Bar Coolers, Ice Machines, Ice Cream Machines, 10 Burner Stove, Grills, Convection Ovens, Deep Fryers, Pastry Cookers, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Cappuccino Machines, Coffee Makers & Grinders, Electric Slicers, Mixers, Food Warmers, Range Hoods & Fans, Stainless Tables, Rotisserie Ovens, 120 Gal Hot Water Tank, POS Systems, 11 Flat Screen TVs, Pots & Pans, Cutlery & Utensils, Dishwasher, Cash Register, Metal Shelving, Toasters, Pannini Grill, Chafting Pans, Wood Chairs & Bar Stools, Metal Chairs & Bar Stools, “Statue of Liberty”, Decorative Items, Carts, Robot Coupe, Plus Much Much More. “Don’t Miss This Sale”.

Date: Time: Place: Viewing:

Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:00 AM 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC Friday, April 19, 9am-5pm

View Photos @ doddsauction.com

FREE Firewood 250-372-7344

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

Furniture

LEATHER SECTIONAL

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

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

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

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

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

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

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

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865

Log Bed, Queen size, lovely Honey color $800 (250) 376-7583

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TUESDAY, April 16, 2013 ❖ B15

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Adult

Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

Recreation

Auto Financing

Recreational/Sale

Scrap Car Removal

Escorts

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.

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A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. RESTLESS LEG Syndrome & leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Online www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

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

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at: www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Misc. Wanted

2 Bdrm 1 1/2 bath Woodlane Manor, Sahali, near bus, TRU n/p/s, $900mo 250-828-1204 Logan Lake Opal Apartments 1 bdrm condo $450 tenant pays hydro (604) 463-3728

RIVIERA VILLA 1&2/BDRM Suites

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

250-554-7888 The Sands Lower Sahali

Centrally Located Clean Secure building with resident manager. 1&2 Bdrm $800-$900 Some with views.

(250)828-1711

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

COINS, Private Collector wanting to buy coins, tokens, medals. Canadian, US, Specialty Foreign. Collections, rolls, older bank bags of coins, special coins from safety deposit box, sets ect. Call Todd: 1-250-864-3521

Call 250-371-4949

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

Quarters. I will pay $1 each for older 25��. Loose, rolls, bags, ect. I will consider other coins as well. 1-778-932-2316 True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale Ashley Court 55 plus Adult Apt. Secure parking and work shop 1420sq ft. No pets. Private Sale $235,000 (250) 5798284

For Sale By Owner

for more information

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.

3bdrm Valleyview duplex w/d, n/s, n/p prefer mature people lots/prk $1100 (250) 828-7837 Valleyview 3Bdrm RV parking, + car port $1400/mo + util credit refs req’d 250-573-1281 call Bill/Excel

Mobile Homes & Pads 14x70 2bdrm Ord Rd. 5appl, g/f, a/c, no dogs $1050 plus util avail now (250) 554-4336

Homes for Rent 3 Bdrm Northshore top flr, new reno’d, $1250mo incl util n/p avail now 778-220-7698 3+beds 1 1/2 baths east Brock w/d f/s a/c fenced N/S pets neg refs $1500/mth May 1st 250-376-4844

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

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

Shared Accommodation IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339 Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 250-5798193 Cell 250-572-1048 Room mate wanted Brock cls to bus private bath util incl n/p $700 682-3131 or 554-9430

1992 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

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $3900obo 319-1394 09 Pontiac Vibe 65,000km $12,500 winter & summer tires grey, auto, ac (250) 573-5352

1998 38’ Discovery Diesel Cummins, Allison. Newer 2 dr fridge, front tires, batteries. Tow dolly $29, 000 Firm 250-675-2116 tow car avail. 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $9,000 (250) 376-6918

(250)371-4949

8foot Camperette, 3 burner stove, no leaks $750 obo (250) 578-7202 after 3pm

*some restrictions apply call for details

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm Brock $600/mo incl util laundry & appl N/S N/P Avail Immediately 250-554-0227 1 Bdrm bsmt suite, Brock, w/d f/s, satellite & util. incl Avail immed. $900.+ d/d .376-6275. 1BDR suite in Brock home, working person/student,n/s n/p $600 util inc (250) 461-9907 2bdrm 1bth Sahali cls to TRU and shop/downtown n/s, n/p $900 May 1st (250) 319-7263 san1575@hotmail.com 2BDRM N. Shore quiet clean bright ns/np shr W/D $875/ mo cble util incl 250-376-1421 Bright furnished 1bdrm suite, near NorKam Sec, $850 util incl n/s, n/p (250) 819-7537 Brock 1bdrm util & cable incld N/S N/P close to school & bus avail Immd $750 376-4307

Recreational/Sale

1-800-378-CCFF • www.cysticfibrosis.ca

09 Jeep Patriot North 4x4 std, ac, fully loaded 61,500km drk green $16,000. 250-672-9623

Boats 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $2900obo 319-1394 Sailboat, 15.5’ Falcon, fiberglass, centreboard, new Northsails on trailer. $2600 firm Louis Creek. 250-672-9623

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250-572-3623 ALL Pro Escorts & Strippers. Fast, friendly service. Professional Service for over 30 years Cash/Visa/MC 250-372-7721 1-866-849-8603 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com MS. EMILY MARIE: Upscale Companion Sensual & Petite. 34B~26~38 Kamloops: April 16th (3pm) to April 17th (10am). Luxurious hotel incall. Call 250-507-1227 or online at: www.msemilymarie.ca

#1A European Enchanting Companion Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. 250-371-0947 Fun blonde provides erotic massage and much more! 9:30am-10pm 250-376-5319

Legal Notices

Run until sold Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) • $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

Legal Notices

KAMLOOPS BLAZERS SPORTS SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: May 14, 2013

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

Call: 250-371-4949

06 Okanagan 32.5V 5th wheel original owner immaculate 3 slides, records avail. many extras $34900 (250) 579-8406

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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

EARN EXTRA CA$H KTW needs door to door Carriers in all areas of Kamloops For a route near you call:

NOTICE is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of Members of KAMLOOPS BLAZERS SPORTS SOCIETY (hereinafter called the “Society”) will be held in Meeting Room A, Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Road in the City of Kamloops, in the Province of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock in the evening, for the following purpose. 1.

250-374-0462 2. 3. 4.

Suites, Upper Downtown bach. sep entr. $650 incl. util & shrd lndry. Refs req’d.priv yard 372-9455.

To receive and consider the consolidated financial statements of the Society for the year ended December 31, 2012 together with the report of the Directors. To elect directors. To determine the membership dues for 2013. To transact such further or other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment of adjournments thereof. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

3bdrm in Valleyview pet neg, $1400 avail Immd 374-5586 or 371-0206

TOWNHOUSES

Run Till Rented

Best Value In Town

NORTH SHORE *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms *Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

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318-4321 NO PETS

Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities...

Transportation

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

Auto Financing

IT’S GARAGE SALE TIME Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL

ONLY $10.00 FOR 3 LINES (Plus Tax) ($1 per additional line)

$5300 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses - Some Restrictions Apply

Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10

CALL 250-371-4949

250-371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com Garage Sale deadline is Tuesday 2pm

250-374-7467

Sport Utility Vehicle

New Price $56.00+tax

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Townhouses

Northshore 3bdrm fenced yard, pets neg, $1300mo avail Immd, 374-5586 or 371-0206

For Sale By Owner $40.00 Special!

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Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ʈFuel consumption for 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Veloster 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.5L/100KM) /Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ʕPrice of models shown 2013 Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/ Elantra Limited/Veloster Tech 6-speed MT/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $20,094/$24,794/$24,694/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ΩPrice adjustments of up to $500 available on 2013 Elantra Sedan. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. *Purchase, finance or lease an in-stock 2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/Elantra GT/Veloster/Genesis Coupe/Sonata/Sonata HEV/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL/Tucson/2012 Sonata HEV during the Double Savings Event and you will receive one $0.99 per litre Esso Price Privileges Fuel Card (including applicable taxes). The $0.99 per litre Esso Price Privileges Card is issued by Esso and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Esso Price Privileges Fuel Card agreement. Customers in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island (collectively, “Atlantic Provinces”) and Quebec will receive a maximum benefit of $0.55 per litre in the event that gas prices increase above $1.54 during the card activation period. Customers in the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba will receive a maximum benefit of $0.50 per litre in the event that gas prices increase above $1.49 during the card activation period. Customers in the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario will receive a minimum discount of $0.30 per litre in the event that gas prices decrease below $1.29 per litre in these provinces. All Fuel Cards expire on December 31st, 2013. Fuel cards are valid only at participating Esso retail locations (excluding the province of British Columbia) and are not redeemable for cash. Fuel Cards cannot be used in the province of British Columbia. Fuel Cards can only be used on Regular, Extra and Premium motor vehicle grade fuel purchases only. Price with Fuel Card of $0.99 per litre applies to Regular grade fuel only. Price with Fuel Card on Extra and Premium grade fuels are $1.12 and $1.18 per litre, respectively. Price Privileges Card must be used in combination with another form of payment accepted at Esso stations in Canada (excluding British Columbia) and is redeemable in-store only. Only one Price Privileges Card can be used per transaction. Based on Energuide combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Accent Auto (6.3L/100km)/ Elantra Auto (6.3L/100km)/Elantra Coupe Auto (6.6L/100km)/Elantra GT Auto (6.6L/100km)/Veloster 1.6L Auto (6.3L/100km)/Genesis Coupe 2.0L Auto (8.6L/100km)/Sonata 2.4L Auto (7.3L/100km)/Sonata HEV Auto (5.2L/100km)/Tucson 2.0L Auto (8.2L/100km)/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (8.6L/100km)/2012 Sonata HEV Auto (5.3L/100km) and the combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Santa Fe XL 3.3L FWD (9.9L/100km) as determined by the Manufacturer as shown on www.hyundaicanada.com at 15,400km/year which is the yearly average driving distance as referenced by Transport Canada’s Provincial Light Vehicle Fleet Statistics, 2011, minus one full tank of fuel provided at the time of delivery of 2013 Accent (43L), Elantra (48L), Elantra Coupe (50L), Elantra GT (50L), Veloster (50L), Genesis Coupe (65L), Sonata (70L), Sonata HEV (65L), Tucson (58L), Santa Fe Sport (66L), Santa Fe XL (71L), 2012 Sonata HEV (65L), this is equivalent to $0.99 per litre gas up to a total of 725 Litres (2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/Elantra GT/Veloster), 800 Litres (2013 Sonata/2013 Sonata HEV/2012 Sonata HEV) and 1,000 Litres (2013 Genesis Coupe/Tucson/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL). 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ELECTRICITY STRIKES AGAIN The state of California has the highest number of green cars to be found in North America. That is exactly why Fiat and GM chose to unveil their first entirely electric production models, the Fiat 500E and the Chevrolet Spark EV, at the most recent Los Angeles Auto Show. There is no doubt that this type of vehicle is on a major rise in popularity everywhere, but the main marketing thrust for Chrysler (with Fiat as intermediary) and GM is to sell a car that will help Californians respect future state standards for zero emission vehicles. By 2025, 15.4 percent of vehicles sold in California will have to conform to these standards. If its spec sheet is to be believed, the Spark EV seems to be the most proficient of the two models. The electric motor developed by GM produces 130 horsepower (110 kW) and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 20 kWh lithium-ion battery can quickly recharge itself, thanks to the SAE combo DC fast-

Planning for future zero-emissions standards

The new Fiat 500E advertises a battery charge autonomy of 130 kilometres. charging capability that enables the battery to reach 80 percent of its charge in 20 minutes. It is also possible to plug the vehicle into 240-volt and 120-volt conventional plugs.

By using a 240-volt recharge post, a fully charged battery can last 7 hours. GM has confirmed that this car will have the longest autonomy of all electric city cars.

For the Fiat 500E, Fiat has announced a battery autonomy distance of 130 kilometres. Recharge time is estimated at 4 hours on a 240-volt outlet. The electric motor can produce

111 horse power. The transformation of the 500E required engineers to improve the aerodynamics of the body as well as interior soundproofing.

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On now at your BC Buick Dealers. bcbuickdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Buick is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Freight included in purchase price and finance payment. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †3.49% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Financial/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84 months. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 3.49% APR, the monthly payment is $135 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,276, total obligation is $11,276. ‡Based on a 0.5%, 36 month lease. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of $2,000 and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $11,278. Option to purchase at lease end is $13,500 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ** Valid at participating GM dealerships in Canada only. Offer of one $500 value (including applicable taxes) Petro-CanadaTM gas card available to retail customers with the purchase, lease or finance of an eligible new 2013 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac car, crossover or utility vehicle delivered between March 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 and payment of an additional $0.01. Offer excludes Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks. See your participating GM dealer for details. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. GMCL is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards. Gas card is issued by Suncor Energy Products Partnership and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Suncor Energy Products Partnership Gift Card Agreement. Cards valid only at participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved locations) and not redeemable for cash. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this Offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business. ™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. used under licence. +5 year/160,000 km (whichever comes first) Powertrain Component warranty. 4 year/80,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Conditions and limitations apply. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ≠For more information visit iihs.org/ratings.


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Reliable, light, and compact, the CVT transmissions found in smaller cars reduce gas consumption.

Better performance and more fuel efficiency

2013 PATHFINDER S 4x2

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3.9% FOR 84 MONTHS WITH $3500 DOWN

Automatics continue to evolve Porsche has broken ranks in offering a gearbox with seven speeds. For the time being it is unlikely that compact and subcompact cars will come equipped with more than six gears, due to the lack of space under their hoods. This new technology is therefore limited to bigger cars, which explains why smaller car manufacturers are turning towards CVT transmissions (continuously variable transmission). Reliable, light and compact, this type of transmission offers an infinite number of gear ratios in automatic or semi-automatic mode. Compared with manual gear boxes, most CVTs offer savings at the pump as well as improved acceleration times. The only drawbacks are that they entail an added expense at the time of purchase and some manufacturers haven’t yet found a way to reduce the amount of engine noise created during acceleration.

2013 TITAN CC SV 4x4

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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: 2013 SENTRA $25,870, 2013 ROGUE $29,336, 2013 ALTIMA $38,870, 2013 PATHFINDER $39,718, 2013 TITAN $51,818.

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Mid-sized cars are making a comeback The past few years have seen compact cars taking over a large part of the sedan and mid-sized car market. However, this year the scene is set for a reversal in that trend with the launch of a series of new mid-sized models. Included in the list of new arrivals are such well-known model names as the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Nissan Altima. That’s on top of the Kia Optima, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat which were completely reworked last year. The Subaru Legacy is also benefitting from some esthetic and mechanical improvements this year. This wave of new mid-sized cars includes several models that have abandoned their V-6 engines for more fuel efficient four-cylinder versions. The Malibu, Fusion, Mazda6, Optima, and Sonata have turned their backs on the V-6 leaving

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Designers work to design better police cruiser Mercedes-Benz, BMW, GM and Honda among automakers that impressed The most recent Los Angeles Auto Show was once again the scene of the Design Challenge and this time the theme was Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025. Several automobile manufacturers competed in the ninth edition of the world famous show-down. Although some design teams presented computergenerated plans, others pushed their creative instincts much further by creating some truly innovative vehicles. The most realistic concept was the work of Mercedes-Benz, which presented a futuristic version of its celebrated G-Class model. Named Ener-G-Force, this police vehicle comes equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that powers four motors (one per wheel). The Ener-G-Force has the ability to recuperate rain or recycled water to feed its fuel cells. The liquid is stored on the roof and is transformed into hydrogen by hydro-tech

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Things you need to know before buying a car Buying a vehicle, whether new or used, represents a huge expense for most people. That’s why it is crucial to be well-informed before signing a purchase contract. Here are a few tips to help you save time and money.

If you’re interested in a new car, be sure to read up on road tests carried out by different car reviewers. The opinions of these experts will help you confirm or discard your choices.

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Firstly, before you even start shopping around, determine your needs and the type of vehicle you prefer. Set a maximum budget and find out the selling prices of vehicles that interest you. After narrowing down your choices, get as much information as possible about the vehicles in question. If you’re thinking about purchasing a used vehicle, a visit to the Transport Canada website can be very useful for finding out about any current recalls applicable to the models that interest you. Other sites that publish consumer reviews about the reliability of makes and models can help you steer away from lemons and sniff out money-saving deals.

The next step is the road test, for both new and used cars. This is one of the most important steps, as a particular vehicle doesn’t necessarily suit every driver. Don’t hesitate to ask for a longer road test than the one that is suggested to you; after all you’re the customer. In the case of a used vehicle, it is always best to have a road test and a mechanical inspection. Most car dealerships will agree to let you have the car inspected by an independent mechanic you trust.

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The Aston Martin DB5 is definitely one of 007’s favourite rides.

Drive another day The Aston Martin DB5 is the most enduring of 007’s many rides — but just one in a long line of super spy cars featured in Bond films The lucky James Bond has always been associated with the sleekest, poshest cars. Over the 50 years of his prolific film career, secret agent 007 has driven a lot of British cars, including the Bentley, Lotus, Triumph, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, and Austin. He has also been seen at the steering wheel of French (Citroen and Renault), Italian (Alpha Romeo), American (Ford, Chevrolet, and AMC) and German cars (BMW and Audi) — not to mention all the motorcycles, military vehicles, planes, helicopters, and even spacecraft that he has handled. But, even if James Bond has flirted with all those other cars over the course of his career, his greatest love has always been the Aston Martin DB5. Many of 007’s films have featured them, including Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965) and GoldenEye (1995). The famous secret agent has also had the pleasure of revving the

engines of DB5s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). In the film Die Another Day (2002), James Bond was at the controls of an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, and he drove a V8 Vantage Volante in The Living Daylights (1987). Now, in the most recent James Bond movie, Skyfall, the DB5 is back once more, and Q is, of course, the brains behind its creation. He cannot be beaten in such a perfect ride, equipped with a bulletproof bumper, side and back windows, an oil and smoke spreader, a machine gun, changeable licence plate and GPS. And, to get rid of unwanted passengers, it’s even possible to activate an ejection seat from the gear shift. As for all those villains from S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and other top-secret criminal organizations, they too have been seen driving a vast range of fast cars of all makes and models.

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Mercedes-Benz goes electric with E-Cell A prototype of the Mercedes electric-powered SLS AMG E-Cell concept car was unveiled at the latest Paris Motor Show in France. Marketed as the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive, this exotic, high-performance car will be distributed in a limited series at an approximate price of $550,000. Available in a blue hue called “Electricbeam magno AMG,” this powerful German car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Engineers made this possible by using four electric motors with a combined power of 751 horse power and 738 pound-feet of torque. The lithium-ion battery, with a capacity of 60 kWh, weighs just over 1,200 pounds and guarantees a driving range of 250 kilometres. And, it can be recharged in only three hours thanks to a 400volt wall box. Compared to a conventional SLS AMG, the centre of gravity

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Toyota to market 21 hybrid models by 2015 Since the launch of the Prius in Japan in 1997, Toyota has not only become the pioneer in hybrid technology, it has every intention of remaining the sector’s leader. The manufacturer, which expects to sell 1 million vehicles of this type in 2013, has announced that it intends to market 21 hybrid vehicles between now and 2015. Among these 21 vehicles, 14 will be completely new while the rest will be redesigned models from the current lineup. The Toyota group, which includes the Lexus, Scion, Daihatsu and Hino makes, plans on selling a total of about 9.8 million vehicles of all types in 2012. These figures could allow the Japanese automaker to finish in first place on a global basis, beating General Motors and the Volkswagen group.

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volt power outlet. Once charged to full capacity, this town-dweller has a driving range of 100 kilometres. The launch of the eQ is planned for December 2013 within targeted markets in Japan and the United States, where its

demand is justified by the climate and market. In the compact multi-purpose segment, Toyota will offer an electric version of the RAV4 in 2013. This vehicle was designed with the help of the Californian

manufacturer Tesla, which builds the S and Roadster models. Among other developments in the alternative-energies domain, Toyota hopes to launch a sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in 2015.

If you own diesel, you need to know Thompson Valley Diesel Injection, the only authorized Stanadyne, Alliant Power and Bosch dealer in the Kamloops region. Owner Holly Anderson and his staff of eight at the Notre Dame store in Sahali are experts on all things diesel — from excavators to the family pickup. “We are your one-stop diesel shop for all your diesel needs,” “We never lose and we never quit!” And, quit they never have at Thompson Valley Diesel Injection, which has been helping customers for more than 25 years and plans to keep serving drivers for another quarter-century. The certified and licensed mechanics of Thompson Valley Diesel Injection can do it all — rebuild turbo chargers, finesse fuel-injection systems, perfect pumps and much, much more. In addition to these talents, the staff has expertise in service, parts supply and replacement and rebuilds. However, beyond the knowledge, skill and passion for what they do, perhaps the most important aspect of Thompson Valley Diesel Injection can be summed up in the philosophy of the company. “We always try to remember what it is like to be standing on the other side of the counter.” If you have a diesel, come talk to Thompson Valley Diesel Injection. They can be found at 767 Notre Dame Dr., just past Andre’s Electronics.

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DEFINE YOUR NEEDS WHEN RV SHOPPING The purchase of an RV is a major investment that requires a lot of research. Here are a few questions that will help you to choose the perfect model for your needs: • How will we use the vehicle? • Are we always going to be alone or will we have visitors? • Which features and accessories do we want and which do we really need? • Do we want a trailer, which requires a sufficient towing vehicle, or a self-contained RV? • Does our budget include the costs of financing, insurance and gas? • Can we maintain and/or fix it up ourselves or will we have to rely on the dealer? When examining an RV for sale, consider these questions: • Is the roof designed to facilitate drainage? • Are there air bubbles under the roof’s membrane? • Are the cabinets and storage spaces well built? This is an indication of the vehicle’s overall quality. • Are the wiring and piping under the RV firmly attached? Finish off by asking vendors the following questions: • What is the payload capacity of the RV? • What is the insulation factor in the roof, walls and floor? • What is the wheelbase/length ratio if it’s a travel-trailer? • If I weigh more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds), can I climb on the roof without damaging it? • What makes this RV a better buy than similar models? Good luck shopping!

It’s camping season — here’s what you need to know The success of any camping experience is the result of meticulous planning. But, if it’s your first camping trip, how can you possibly know all the ins and outs of packing? For all you novice campers out there, here is a list of what you should pack in order to have an unforgettable — and positive — experience. For tenting: Tent and fly, groundsheet, sleeping bag, mattress and compressed-air pump, flashlight and spare batteries, axe, newspaper and fire-starter cubes for campfires, clothesline and first-aid kit. For cooking: Plastic table cloth, water container, cooler, cooking pans, oven mitts, stove and fuel, dishes (preferably unbreakable), utensils (including cutting

knife, can opener, spatula, stirring spoon, bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew), cutlery, aluminum foil, garbage bags, wash basin, dish soap, dish scrubber, towels and Swiss army knife. For having fun: Map of the area, guidebooks, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, rain gear, warm clothes, insect repellent, camera, books, toys and sports equipment. For rainy days: Garbage bags for storing clothing and sleeping bags before putting them in backpacks, Ziploctype bags for protecting guide books, travel journals and cameras; and a tarpaulin to hang between trees as a roof over the picnic table. For more tips and tricks, visit the Parks Canada website at www.pc.gc.ca.


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RV families are happy, healthy and active RVing can bring your family together by taking them far away. Whether your passion is camping, mountain biking or touring some of history’s great landmarks, RVing is a wonderfully fun, surprisingly affordable way to get there more often. According to a survey of

RV owners, one of the activities children enjoy most while on an RV vacation is gathering with their families around a campfire— whether it’s to make s’mores, roast marshmallows or tell stories. Survey results also suggest that children who take RV trips with their families plan to continue the tradition

of RV travel when they get older. In fact, nearly 100 per cent of kids who responded to the survey intend to go RVing with their own children when they become adults.

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RV travellers do more than just hit the road in their vehicles. RVing families get outside and walk, bike, jog, paddle, inline skate, raft and hike — whether it’s down small-town streets, over miles of trails, across pristine lakes, along raging rapids or through landscaped campgrounds. In fact, 86 per cent of RVers hike or walk on their trips, just one reason they are happier and healthier than their non-RVing counterparts. But, the cardiovascular benefits of increased activity are not the only health dividends. Studies show that just taking vacations actually reduces the risk of heart disease and that spending quality time with a spouse or significant other actually lowers a person’s blood pressure.

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A well-stocked RV is a trip-ready RV Keep your RV stocked and you’ll be ready to go any time, anywhere. But, before you leave home, be sure to balance your load‚ and don’t overpack. Consult the weight label on your RV for more information. Here’s a list of some stock items to keep on board: Road flares Rope, cords or wire Shovel (small folding type) Soap Sports equipment Sunscreen Tool kit Towels Trash bags Umbrellas Water hose

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Polaris offers the most complete ATV lineup In order to satisfy every taste and budget, Polaris offers an impressive line-up of ATVs with at least 36 models, not counting its different versions. These models are divided between the Ranger, RZR, Sportsman, Scrambler, Trail Boss, Trail Blazer, Phoenix and Outlaw families. Polaris is the only non-specialized manufacturer to offer models with six-wheel drive, including the Big Boss 6x6 and the Ranger 6x6. This year, Polaris is launching three new models: The Ranger XP 900 H.O., the Scrambler XP 850 H.O. and the RZR XP 900 Jagged X Edition. The new Ranger XP 900 is a utility side-by-side. Equipped with a stiffer chassis, ground clearance of 30.5 centimetres and electronic power-assisted steering, this model provides a lot of power and comfort in rough terrain. Under the hood is a new twin-cylinder 60-horsepower ProStar 875-cc engine. Among its many remarkable features is the ability to transport 454 kilograms in its tilt bed and a towing capacity of 907 kilograms. Polaris is introducing the Scrambler XP 850, which comes equipped with a high-output (H.O.) twin-cylinder 77-horsepower 850-cc engine. This sporty ATV has the highest ground clearance (30.5 centimetres) in its category. In the high-performance side-by-side category, the new RXR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition is powered by a twin-cylinder 94-horsepower 875-cc ProStar engine and PRP sliding racing seats with five-point anchor harnesses.

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ARLEY-DAVIDSON IS LAUNCHING MOTORCYCLE BOOT CAMP, a national program specifically tailored to men who have yet to start riding. Harley-Davidson recognizes there are a ton of questions about how to get started and wants to make it as easy as possible for new riders by offering orientation sessions on subjects such as the basics of motorcycling, Harley-Davidson factory customization, motorcycling gear and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle model families in a fun and vibrant group atmosphere. Retailers will customize events based on language and regional culture, making every event unique. Attendees can expect to mix and mingle over food and drinks throughout the night. Learning-session stations will be set up in the store and will include a Jumpstartsimulator session, encouraging potential riders to hop on a bike, start the engine, switch gears and feel the rumble of their first “test ride.” Other session topics include: • H-D1 Fit Shop — Attendees will be shown how they can make a Harley-Davidson motorcycle their own through special customization options and express their personalities by adapting a bike’s look, sound, riding position and mechanical options. • Service-department tour — From Dyna to Sportster models and Touring to CVO models, all six model families will be explained and outlined. This is where attendees get their hands dirty as they are taken behind the scenes of the service area and introduced to the feeling of wrenching on a motorcycle. Attendees will leave feeling confident and knowledgeable in all things Harley-Davidson motorcycles. • MotorClothes products and general merchandise — Riding gear, seasonal necessities and safety are all aspects that will be highlighted in this session. The importance of the proper gear is crucial in the sport of motorcycling. Attendees can try on gear, including the new Black Label collection. “We are excited to launch the Motorcycle Boot Camp program in Canada”, said Brad Jandrew, marketing director with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. “Every guy thinks about riding a motorcycle at one point or another and this program is a great way to take them through the basics in a fun and friendly group environment.”

Motorcycle Boot Camp will showcase the Black Label MotorClothes collection, designed to attract a younger rider. It is a street-inspired collection with a custom washed, worn and comfortable look. For more information on Motorcycle Boot Camp, contact your local authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailer or go online to www.harley-promos.ca.


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Live to ride, ride to Live Whether protected by three tonnes of metal and a seatbelt or by leathers and a helmet, all drivers are responsible for motorcycle safety. In fact, besides speed and inattentive driving, the main factor contributing to motorcycle incidents in British Columbia is a failure by other drivers to yield the right-of-way. Provincial laws covering helmet standards and passengers should help reduce the risk of riding and potential injuries; however, greater overall awareness of motorcycles is still vital for preventing serious incidents. With Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month arriving in May, here are some tips for bikers and four-wheeled travellers to encourage all drivers to move in harmony, courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Driving a car or truck?: Treat motorcycles like they are as big as other vehicles. Sure, motorcycles don’t take up as much lane space as a dual-cab pickup, but they often adjust lane positions to avoid road debris and respond to wind and passing vehicles.

Allow motorcycles plenty of lane space: Double-check those blind spots. The motorcycle’s smaller size still has to be taken into consideration, especially when changing lanes. Use your turn signal and take extra care to ensure the way is clear.

Back off: Stopping distances for cars and motorcycles are about equal, but wet conditions can make quick stops difficult for both. What might be a mere fender-bender between two cars could end up much more serious with a motorcycle involved.

Be extra cautious pulling in front: Due to their smaller size, motorcycles can appear farther away than they actually are. They can also be hidden behind other larger vehicles, so ensure you have lots of space to turn in front without interrupting the oncoming motorcycle.

Does the bike have turning signal on?: Play it safe and wait until it turns. Change lanes for merging motorcycles.

While we suggest getting out of the way for all vehicles merging onto the highway, changing lanes to leave room for motorcyclists is particularly important.

Driving a motorcycle?: Avoid the centre of lane when traffic slows. It’s best to have a quick exit strategy when traffic suddenly grinds to a halt. Keeping to the left or right of your lane allows you to escape quickly if a trailing vehicle fails to stop in time.

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Protect your body from head to toe: Target open spaces. Think of it as an invisible shield. The more space you surround yourself with, the better. That way, you’re staying out of drivers’ blind spots and avoiding any sudden movements.

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Volkswagen remains the most affordable German product At any mention of German cars, the name Volkswagen always comes to the car buyer’s mind. It’s no wonder as the brand was among the first reasonably priced foreign cars to hit our shores in the early 1950s. Volkswagen still has a selection of affordable cars and light trucks on offer, starting with the well-known Golf, a compact car now available as a station wagon, a sport GTI, or a racy all-wheel-drive R. The Beetle is a retro-looking version of the Golf, while the Jetta can be had as a station wagon or as a bigger sedan with a trunk. By the way, Volkswagen also has a unique coupe-convertible car, the Eos, which is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In recent years, Volkswagen has been producing an American car, the Passat, built in Tennessee. Like the cars mentioned above, the Passat can be delivered with a five-cylinder, V-6 or turbodiesel engine. In light trucks, Volkswagen has a minivan, the Routan, which is made in Canada. Available in seven model trims, the

Routan is a front-wheel drive powered by an impressive V-6 engine. There are two light SUVs in the Volkswagen family as well — the popular Tiguan, a compact truck powered by a peppy turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the mightier Touareg, a big SUV available with a V-6 engine, a turbocharged diesel V-6 or with a powerful supercharged V-6 combined with an electric motor.

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Lots of fun in store with new Mazda6 Following the fairly sucSPECIFICATIONS cessful introduction of its brand new CX-5 compact Brand: Mazda SUV, Japanese automaker Model: Mazda6 Mazda is now launching a Category: Mid-sized totally re-designed Mazda6 sedan mid-sized sedan. Weight: 1,444 kg Naturally, it looks like a Length: 487 cm Mazda — but it does have Engine: I-4, 2.5 L, 189 a bit of the flavour of the hp CX-5, especially in the Transmission: 6-speed front grille. The all-new Mazda6 automatic/manual is slightly bigger than the Passengers: Five older model it replaces. As expected, Mazda engineers included the SkyActiv technology in designing the new sedan. This also explains why there is no longer a V-6 engine included in the catalogue. For the time being, this front-wheel-drive car comes only with a 189-horse-power, 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, and is available with a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. In a few months’ time, Mazda intends to offer a totally new four-cylinder turbodiesel engine as part of the SkyActiv philosophy. The interior of the Mazda6 has also been redone, with everything carefully rethought. Seats are very comfortable and there is more cabin space than ever. This car is aimed at a mature audience looking for a reliable and comfortable sedan.

Honda tinkers with Civic Among Honda’s most popular vehicles, the compact Civic has to be one of its greatest and longstanding hits. What makes the car so popular is its solid reputation and great design, refreshed just last year. There were so many remarks concerning that update that Honda has slightly restyled its great car again this year. The newest Honda is almost the same as last year’s but with quite a few different trims. For example, the most luxurious model gets a new front-end and new tail lights. The changes that really count here are the refined interior trims, featuring new and softer materials.

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Chevrolet is expanding its lineup Chevrolet is a very popular brand in North America and it is bound to become even more so, thanks to some of the newest additions to its lineup. These include some smaller cars, such as the tiny Spark city car, the Sonic sub-compact and the Trax, a miniature CUV. People looking for more “regular” cars will be interested in the compact Cruze — one of the top-selling cars in the world — as well as the revolutionary Volt electric car, the all-new Malibu mid-sized sedan and the completely redesigned Impala. In addition, Chevrolet still produces some of the most interesting sports cars on the market, such as the Camaro coupe or convertible and the all-new and re-engineered 2014 Corvette. Chevrolet has also remained very active in the truck segment. It sells some of the most popular CUVs and SUVs, starting with the diminutive above-mentioned Trax and continuing with the popular Equinox, the restyled Traverse and the mighty Tahoe and Suburban. Chevrolet popularity also extends to pick-up trucks such as the mighty Silverado, whose refined design will appear later in the year. This model is also offered as a real work truck under the HD moniker. The mid-sized Colorado is bound to make an important comeback as a totally restyled vehicle — and note this is the last year for the unique Avalanche SUV, which transforms into a pickup. Last but not least, Chevrolet is bringing back its legendary Express delivery van, which is also available as a people mover.

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INFRARED VS. TRADITIONAL CONVECTIVE COOKING SYSTEMS Both systems start with gas-powered burners. A traditional convection gas grill uses circulating hot air, like an oven, to cook. Hot air circulates around the food, which dries out the natural moisture in steaks and chicken and shrinks hamburgers into hockey pucks. When grease drips through the open grate, it causes flare-ups that can char the meat and create big temperature fluctuations. An infrared (IR) grill works differently. Most IR grills use expensive ceramic emitters to convert heat from a gas-

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Mix business with pleasure Golf is a great game for building friendships, socializing, and forming business relationships. The greens are not just an ideal place to meet people who share the same passion — golf can widen your circle of contacts and build trusting relationships with clients and business partners. Whether you’re a manager of a large enterprise or just a salesperson starting your career, there’s no hierarchy on a golf course. The chairman of the board and the new office employee might very well share the same golf cart, discuss many different subjects and become loyal golf partners. A few golf games with potential clients could lead to interesting business opportunities in the short or long term. A golf tournament is a great opportunity to bring employees in the same office closer together and to meet people from surprisingly diverse backgrounds. A simple golf game is often the perfect occasion to widen your

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Play better golf in just 4 weeks. Beginner & intermediate golfers welcome. Golf lessons covering the full swing, chipping, putting, pitching, sand play, basic rules & etiquette.

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18-hole Championship Golf Course featuring a full driving range, 2 practice putting greens & practice bunker. Our fully stocked Golf Shop offering a full line of both top brand equipment & clothing. Enjoy the Restaurant & Patio offering magnificent views plus wonderful, fresh and nutritious food.

JUNIOR GOLF LESSONS

Available all year for $30 per private lesson

JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS

TRU Junior Golf Camps are held at The Dunes and instructed by The Dunes Professional Staff. Please watch for dates on the TRU website under sport camps or contact The Dunes for more information.

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Nothing fishy about how our lakes are stocked In British Columbia, about 800 lakes and streams are stocked annually with more than eight-million trout, char and kokanee produced from the five facilities operated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC). The Ministry of Environment’s regional-lakes biologists submit their lake stocking requests for the number of fish, a specific strain and species, the life stage and a preferred size. Most lakes in B.C. are accessible by road, so the most common method of stocking fish is by tanker truck. The fish have an oxygen supply in these tanks as they travel several hours to reach their new homes. Frequent stops are made by the fish culturist to check the

oxygen levels and water temperatures in the tank to ensure the fish remain comfortable during their trip. The fish are released into the water by pouring them out of a bucket or by a flexible tube. When a lake is not accessible by road, the alternative is air release. Approximately 200 systems in the province are stocked by use of a helicopter. A 100-foot cable hangs below the helicopter with a frymover container at the end. Guided by a fish culturist to find a suitable release spot, the pilot controls the release of the fry by using an electronic switch.

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Escape to the natural splendor of British Columbia’s interior and create memories that will last a lifetime at the Clearwater Lodge. Located on the doorstep of Wells Gray Provincial Park, we offer breathtaking views, an abundance of outdoor activities and all the modern luxuries you desire.

• Oldest full line marine business in Kamloops

Enjoy European and local cuisine in our licensed dining room! Adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, Clearwater B.C. Tel: 250-674-3080 • Fax: 250-674-3084 www.clearwaterlodge.ca RESERVATIONS: 1-888-383-2388

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Although the fry are released 20 feet above the water’s surface, they land safely in the waiting pools. The FFSBC stocks rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook char, steelhead and kokanee salmon for the angler. Each strain and species occupies unique habitats and offers different angling experiences. The Ministry of Environment will request a strain and type of fish that is best suited for that environment. Salmon species are released by federal facilities. Fish are released several times a year, primarily during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).

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Dart proves bull’s-eye for Dodge’s sales game Unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show, Dodge’s new compact sedan, the Dart, is at the forefront of that company’s recent major changes. Indeed, the Dart is the very first product built in co-operation with Italian manufacturer Fiat, Chrysler’s new owner. Based on the platform of an Alfa-Romeo, one of Fiat’s cars, the Dart looks big but it is still a compact car. This front-wheel drive is powered by one of three fourcylinder engines, available with a standard shift or automatic transmission. The Dart is also available in a performance R/T version. Beside the Dart is the mid-sized Avenger, another frontwheel-drive sedan. This one is available with a four-cylinder engine or the mighty Pentastar V-6. The biggest Dodge is still the recently redesigned Charger sedan. This mighty all-American car comes with rear- or allwheel drive and a Pentastar V-6 or one of the potent HEMI V-8s. Dodge also markets a great-looking sporty coupe, the superb Challenger, available in many versions including the powerful 392. There is another sports car in the family, the unique Viper, which is all-new from bumper to bumper. Note that the Viper is no longer considered a Dodge; rather, it is now known as an SRT. Dodge dealers also have trucks to offer, starting with the Journey CUV, the most popular of its segment in Canada. The now-legendary Grand Caravan van continues to be offered as a commercial vehicle, the Ram C/V. The Durango CUV still is in the Dodge line-up, although the Ram pick-up trucks are now a brand by themselves.

The Dart signals new things to come from Dodge.

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