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What’s in a name? For the city, perhaps $350K By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

For years, they have been known by such dramatic names as Field 1 and Field 2. Soon, 10 fields, ice rinks and other sports facilities around Kamloops may be getting new titles. In partnership with the Kamloops Sports Council, the city will start selling naming rights to the Hillside Stadium field and ice rinks in Valleyview, Brocklehurst and downtown, to name a few. Higher-traffic sites, like Hillside, will go for about $75,000 over a three-year term. Sports council

president Henry Pejril said the goal is to raise about $350,000 a year through the program. The new Tournament Capital Club Partnership Program is similar to the city’s existing deal with Interior Savings Credit Union, which pays for the right to have its name on Interior Savings Centre, formerly known as Sport Mart Place and Riverside Coliseum. That 10-year agreement brings in $120,000 for the city each year and is good until 2015. But, unlike the ISC deal, money raised via the Tournament Capital Club Partnership Program won’t go to

Interior Savings Credit Union pays the City of Kamloops $120,000 a year for the privilege of having its name grace the city’s marquee arena. A new naming-rights program is expected to raise another $350,000 in annual revenue — money that will go to societies hosting sporting events in Kamloops. KTW file photo

city operations. Instead, it will be held in trust for the Kamloops Sports Council, which will use it to support societies hosting major sporting

events in the city. For an event such as this summer’s BC Seniors Games, host societies usually have to raise about $150,000 as part of their host-

ing commitment, Pejril said. The bigger the event, the larger the amount. When the Western Canada Summer Games came to town in 2011, Pejril helped raise $1.3 million after the city and province chipped in about $3 million combined. Pejril said having money ready to go will

give the city a leg up on the competition when it comes to attracting events to Kamloops. “It’s a huge advantage at the bidding stage because we’ll already have dedicated funds,” he said. “We’ve already demonstrated community support for the event. “The nice thing about this is we’re not tapping into anything traditional for fundraising, so none of the sports organizations have to worry we’re going after their support.” Bryce Herman, who is tasked with selling the naming rights, said he has already had preliminary discussions about a few of the fields

and expects the first naming rights will be sold within 30 days. Each sale must get a final nod of approval from the Kamloops Sports Council and Herman said he’ll be sensitive to names that might make some in the community uncomfortable — from alcohol or tobacco-related companies, for instance. “We’re not going to sell our soul to the devil,” he said. Herman said the plan is to focus on locally based businesses, but should a national company want to put its name on the waterslide at the Canada Games Pool, it would be considered.

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School administrators have had angry parents on the phone complaining about head lice. It’s not always because they have had to treat their child because an instance has been found in the school. It’s because they have used the special shampoo, spent night after night with the tiny comb looking for eggs and nits, washed all the bedding, maybe even gave their child a buzzcut and sent them back to school — only to have another lice notice sent home. That’s the reason the Kamloops-Thompson school district has developed a policy on the creepy, microscopic bugs that can make an adult immediately start to scratch just hearing the word “lice.” The policy went to the board of education on Monday, May 27, for approval. It is designed to give principals the authority to send a child home and not allow the child back in class until the family has dealt with the lice issue. “It’s usually just one family,” Sullivan said, noting that when the problem repeats itself, schools need to be able to intervene and ensure the issue is dealt with. The change is required, Sullivan said, because lice is no longer considered a health issue, so the Interior Health Authority is not involved. “We have our own resources we will use that are familiar with it and can deal with home intervention. We’re just looking at how to do it,” Sullivan said. “We have a few instances of it every year and, when it’s an issue, it’s a big issue.” The policy is designed to ensure student identity is protected and, if the family cannot buy treatment supplies, the school will do what it can to assist. If there are chronic cases, a meeting will be held between the family, school and public health to develop a plan. In extreme cases, a program for a student to learn at home can be created until the lice problem is resolved. The problem is restricted to elementary schools, Sullivan said. Once a student gets into high school, odds are they are more concerned with personal grooming and that mitigates the odds of lice finding a hair shaft on which to latch.

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City clears dead goats from Ranch By Marty Hastings

The brown patch pictured here is where composted goat remains were kept until recent weeks. The North Thompson River is in the background. Conrad Lindblom, co-owner of Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control, said there were no more goat remains on site. Shortly after the interview, KTW found a second pile of goat remains in a compost area behind the former Rayleigh Corrections Camp. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Dead goats that were being used as compost at the Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh have been removed by the city. The deceased animals were part of the Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control herd being used by the city to control weeds in Kenna Cartwright Park, at the Tournament Capital Ranch and elsewhere. Jeff Putnam, the city’s manager of parks, recreation facilities and business operations, said remediation was completed on Monday, May 27. Putnam told KTW on Friday, May 24, that Rocky Ridge was instructed two weeks earlier to stop composting dead goats at the city facility. “This cannot occur on city property,” Putnam said. “We’re obviously very concerned about it. There will be serious consequences if it happens again.” Putnam confirmed the area is now clear of deadgoat compost. “We’re going to be having conversations with Rocky Ridge Vegetation going forward on how we’re going to work together because we do value their services and we would like to continue working with them at this location and, of course, all over the city,” Putnam said on Monday, May 27.

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“We look forward to a happy resolution.” The composting situation had garnered the attention of at least one public servant. “It’s an absolute goat war zone out there,” said a City of Kamloops

parks, recreation and cultural services employee who asked not to be named. “It’s unsafe because it attracts bears and coyotes and there are employees that work from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. all

by themselves.” The city employee said many goats have already died, perhaps even dozens. “The smell is horrendous,” the employee said. “It is a huge bio-hazard, not only for the public,

but for workers who work amongst the mess. No one is doing anything about it and the public needs to know.” Last summer, the city hired the Alberta company — owned by Conrad and Donna Lindblom

— and its goats to wipe out about 33 hectares of invasive weeds in Kenna Cartwright. More than 400 of the domesticated animals were brought to Kamloops. On Thursday,

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The OMRR guidelines also assert composting sites should not be located in floodplains — “During periods of flooding, composting windrows or curing piles may impede water flow, and leachate might wash into the stream. Flooding of the windrows may also lead to extensive anaerobic conditions and resultant problems of odour and a lower decomposition rate.” Brian Heise, associate professor and chairman in the natural-resources department at Thompson Rivers University, spoke with KTW on Friday, May 24. “There’s two aspects that are scary,” Heise said. “If the carcasses are too close, then there’s surface flow of water, especially this wet time of the year, that can get into rivers. The other thing is subsurface flow, which can be really dangerous. The big concern

Dead goats in a compost pile at the Tournament Capital Ranch, before being removed. Dave Eagles/KTW

there for me would be coliform bacteria getting into the river, coming from the digestive systems of animals. “I’d be worried about some of those bacteria or nutrients, such as ammonia, getting into groundwater. In that case, if people are using groundwater for wells, you could have contamination of drinking water that way.” The bylaws officer,

Conrad said, asked that the compost be removed, suggesting it be taken to a City of Kamloops landfill. Conrad had the compost taken away by a farmer, whose name he chose not to reveal, noting seven loads of the organic material were hauled off the property. According to Conrad, about six goats — not dozens, as the upset city employee insists — have

died since they started living on the city property in Rayleigh last fall. Conrad pointed to the now-empty compost site and said there were no more dead goats the property, adding animals that die on his leased land will from now on be sent to a city landfill. According to a city property-information map, the area which the goat owner pointed to is inside a 20-year floodplain. After speaking with Conrad, KTW explored the area and found another compost site. Horns and hooves were poking out from the pile of rotting material. It was unclear how many goats were in the second compost area, which was on higher ground and located directly behind the old Rayleigh Corrections Camp, now a storage area for city equipment and vehicles. Conrad said farmers

often use dead animals as compost, arguing they do not attract bears or coyotes any more than live animals might. He also has a team of dogs that are used to scare predators away. The goats’ cause of death, Conrad said, was mostly old age. There are about 500 metres between the composting sites and the closest softball field.

Goats brought in to eat the toadflower: The city project introduced last summer to kill a yellow-flowering weed by the name of Dalmatian toadflax in Kenna Cartwright Park received widespread acclaim. Using the Rocky Ridge goats to kill the invasive weeds is cheaper than using people. It costs about $300 a hectare to use goats, while the city would pay about $1,000 a hectare to spray with pesticides,

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LOCAL NEWS On Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m., an army of shoppers armed with $20 each will meet Kamloops Cash Mob founder Richelle Head in a parking lot on Fifth Avenue in the downtown coire before descending on one downtown business to show their support for shopping local. Where the shoppers will spend their cash will remain a secret until moments before the mob goes on its spending spree. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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Kamloops mob head organizing a racket By Cavelle Layes STAFF REPORTER

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Nearly 500 Kamloops residents have signed up to take part in the city’s latest mobbing. Armed with $20, they plan to do as much damage as they can. Cash mobs are one of the latest phenomenons to spread around the world. However, instead of the erratic dance moves invoked by the Harlem Shake, cash mobs bring a new twist to the concept of “paying it forward.” When Kamloops resident Richelle Head discovered the concept, she instantly fell in love with it. The event, which gathers people at a pre-determined, locally owned business to buy $20 worth of merchandise, helps provide a boost in revenue while supporting the local economy. “Twenty dollars isn’t a lot of money for the average household, but times that by 100 people and it can make a huge difference to a business, especially if they are struggling,” Head said. She was eager to join an event near her but, after months of waiting, Head realized if she wanted a cash mob in Kamloops, she would need to organize it herself. Uncertain as to how to begin or how others would respond, she turned to Facebook. Head created an events page where she invited her friends in the area — then went to bed. When she awoke the next morning, Head was shocked to see the group’s membership had doubled and stunned three days later when it surpassed the 400 mark. With little more than a week left until Kamloops’ first cash mob, the number of mobbers has grown to 473 — and it is still climbing. “I think this really does show that Kamloops wants to do this,” Head said. “They want to support locally run businesses.” While Head loves the idea of helping out a local business, she believes the event serves more of a purpose than just the economic boost. “I want people to discover what we have available in our community. It would be such a powerful thing for Kamloops,” she said. Head plans to host the event once per month and

has 30 other businesses nominated for potential future locations. “The energy on the [Facebook] page is infectious,” Head said. Some mobbers have suggested a charity aspect, an idea Head hopes to incorporate into the model. The initial business that will be mobbed on June 8 has been chosen. It is in downtown Kamloops and sells everything from educational toys and delectable goodies to collectables. Yet, many are unaware of its wide range of products. The business does know about the cash mob, but the location remains a surprise to the mobbers. Head said she had a hard time deciding whether to let the business in on her plans. “I would have loved to have shown up on the doorstep with a mound of people, just to surprise them,” Head said. But, she realized the business owner might want to prepare for the nearly 500-person shopping spree by increasing their float, stocking up on merchandise and scheduling extra staff. Head believes the chosen site could not have fit better. Not only does it sell a wide range of products, but the business itself supports other local businesses, plays music by local bands, decorates with art from local artists, supports local charities and gives back to the community on many levels. This, to Head, is what the cash mob is really about. Head stressed the event is not meant to be an antibig-box movement. “I am not into boycotting any business. That is not my style,” Head said. “I just feel that everyone should have a piece of the pie and it is easy for the little guy to be elbowed out.” The first mobbing will take place on Saturday, June 8, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the crowd meeting at the small parking lot across from Hotel 540. The group will continue on to the mystery destination. If you are interested in becoming a mobber, check out the event’s Facebook page by searching “Kamloops Cash Mob.”

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Buyer lined up for Domtar? Businesses getting in on BTWW Where there’s a smoke stack, there’s a pulp mill — the owners of which may or may not be selling By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Rumours that the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops may be sold as early as this summer are so far just that, the president of the mill’s union told KTW. “There’s a lot of rumours on the shop floor about a number of things and speculation that we may be sold is one of those rumours,” said Charles Fraser, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworks Local 10B. After an inquiry from KTW on Friday, May 24, Fraser said he contacted senior management at the mill to determine what they knew about a possible sale. “I just put it to them, ‘Is there anything in the works in any way, shape or form that would involve selling off Domtar Kamloops?’” he said. “Upper management’s response was, ‘At this time, we’ve heard nothing. Local management has heard nothing.’” Fraser said the mill’s current owners are rumoured to be selling to a number of different companies. He declined to name any in particular, saying he didn’t want to “add fuel to the rumour.” A tipster who contacted KTW fingered Paper Excellence, which has mills in B.C., Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, as a possible buyer. Domtar spokeswoman Bonny Skene said she is aware the rumour is floating around Kamloops, but she did not speak to it. “We just don’t comment on rumour and speculation,” Skene said. Fraser said the situation at Domtar — which shut down one of its two Kamloops pulp lines this

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Two local businesses are giving bike commuters something else to cheer about by running their own minicelebration stations during Kamloops Bike To Work Week, May 27 to June 2. Runner’s Sole (1395 Hillside Dr. in the Aberdeen Village mall) welcomes all bike riders to drop by its outside tent on Tuesday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The store will have samples of Skratch, an electrolyte drink, and ProBar, an energy bar, and everyone who

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Most motorists have encountered this situation. It’s dark. Maybe it’s raining, maybe not, but visibility isn’t as good as it is on a sunny lunch hour. Suddenly, there’s someone right in front of the car, dressed head to toe in black, probably with a hoodie, hood pulled up, earbuds in place, iPod streaming. It is a person with absolutely no idea how lucky they are the driver was aware of everything going on. That driver, however, is still working to get back their breath and probably tone down their frustration at the near-miss. That’s the kind of scenario the city hopes to make a dent in with its spring Get Your Glow On! roadsafety campaign. It’s a pitch to boost awareness, remind drivers to always be vigilant, told cyclists to remember they are sharing the road and advise pedestrians to remember that, as Dr. Alan Vukusic put it, cars have crumple zones, but the human body doesn’t. The campaign is a partnership between the city, ICBC, the RCMP

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HERE WAS A TELLING quote in a KTW story last week written by reporter Andrea Klassen. The story centred on remotecontrolled model planes (known as RC or park flyers) and the pilots of which, who have been told by City of Kamloops’ bylaws officers to not fly their planes on McArthur Island. They have been grounded because, as one park-flying enthusiast noted, the activity has been deemed to fall under the city’s nuisance bylaw. Since there is not specific bylaw prohibiting the flying of these harmless Styrofoam planes on McArthur Island, the bylaws officers have simply cited the nuisance bylaw which, apparently, can apply to any legal activity that elicits even one complaint, The telling quote in question was uttered by John Ramsay, Kamloops’ bylaws services supervisor, who noted his staff does not have the expertise to determine which model planes can fly high enough to interfere with flight paths to and from Kamloops Airport and which model planes are the more popular ones that barely get higher than the treetops among the soccer fields on McArthur. Since the vocal opposition to this move by the bylaws department seems to be from owners of the latter type of model planes — the ones that pose zero risk to actual airplanes, the ones that offer great delight to passersby and the ones that don’t reach the heights of many pitching-wedge shots on the adjacent golf course — may I suggest to Ramsay and company that it is their responsibility to obtain the expertise to determine which model planes can and cannot be

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MUSINGS flown in certain areas of the city due to safety concerns. “Is it going to be six inches in diameter in wingspan or is it going to be one foot? Two? Three? I wouldn’t even know where to start,” Ramsay told KTW. As the supervisor of the department that has initiated the ban, it is Ramsay’s duty to know where to start. Here’s a hint — try starting at Interior Crafts and Hobbies, the North Kamloops store a short model-airplane flight from McArthur, where co-owner Darren Hicks can easily and quickly educate the city’s finest bylaws officers on which types of planes can and cannot interfere with flight paths and which types of planes are and are not appropriate for use on McArthur and elsewhere. In other words, when in doubt, do some legwork and consult the experts rather than rely on the easier and lazier blanket ban. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HARPERCRISY Last week, I noted the flexibility of the English language and the additions and omissions of various words as society’s linguistic tastes evolve. One addition I proposed was

‘Harpercrite,’ bestowed on that special person who exceeds the mundane acts of the average hypocrite and named after Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has done enough in this area to give birth to the name. The prime minister’s pre-election vow to never appoint senators and seek to reform or abolish the Senate, followed by his flurry of Senate appointments and very little in the way of Senate reform, help form the definition. All of which got me wondering: Who qualifies as a senator? It is a very important job, after all, one that shapes the laws of Canada. For example, how does Nancy Greene Raine qualify to be a senator? Or Larry Campbell? Or Linda Frum? Or Pamela Wallin? Or Mike Duffy? What special skills do these people have in passing laws that others don’t? Here’s what the government of Canada (or the Harper Government, if you will) says about the Senate on its website: “Business people, lawyers, teachers, journalists, artists, doctors, hockey players, police officers, scientists, writers, nurses, Aboriginal leaders and politicians have all become senators. “This variety of experience gives senators a better understanding of the people they represent and of the problems that Parliament must try to solve.” Note my decision to italicize “teachers” in the above excerpt. Apparently, the government of Canada (or the Harper Government, if you will) considers teachers fine additions to the Senate, yet finds no irony in ridiculing the profession if the leader of an opposition party once taught young minds. How Harpercritical.

Kudos to the City of Kamloops for getting serious about realizing there is cash in them that fields and sheets of ice. Kamloops is the Tournament Capital of Canada, so it makes sense to extract as much revenue as possible from the very facilities that have made the city well-known a across the continent as a sporting mecca. Naming rights stadiums and arenas were weird when the practice was in its infancy. Pacific Coliseum sounded elegant compared to the awkward and crass-sounding GM Place that followed. Riverside Coliseum was descriptively apt, while Sport Mart Place took a bit of time getting used to. Today? Well, today, the opposite is true. We are all so used to the various Interior Savings Centres, Prospera Places, Lucas Oil Stadiums and Bell Centres that when a non-corporateblast-from-the-past comes along — Cowboys Stadium, for example — what was once comfortable sounds odd. The Tournament Capital Club Partnership Program, unveiled yesterday by the city, seeks to sell naming rights to various fields, rinks and sports facilities in Kamloops. The goal is to raise $350,000 annually — a pittance in the global world of naming rights — with the revenue ultimately going to those groups seeking to bring various Games to Kamloops. No, we won’t soon walk into Molson Canadian Field at Hillside Stadium or Player’s Light Rink at Memorial Arena. Naming rights will be sold to appropriate companies and, chances are, beyond a sign or two at this or that rink, the general public will continue to call the rink, field or stadium what they have always called it. After all, Sports Authority Field at Mile High is still referred to as Mile High Stadium by 99.9 per cent of Denver Broncos fans. If a name or 10 on a field or sheet of ice can lead to another Games event, it is a win-win situation and the city should be commended for such forward thinking.

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Re: Story: Dead goats cause for concern: “Given the number of wet and rainy days, the run-off to the river will be contaminated heavily with biohazardous material and will contaminate surface and groundwater. “This act is very irresponsible of the company and endangers nearby agriculture and waterways. “‘The goats’ cause of death,’ Conrad said, was mostly old age.’ “Mostly? The Kamloops BC SPCA needs to investigate this thoroughly by combing through the different piles that are still onsite, as well as the ones removed, for evidence of young. “Environment Minister Terry Lake has to look into this. These actions by Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control are deplorable and absolutely unacceptable.” — posted by Shane Dyck “If the composting is done properly, there should be no smell. “From what I can see of the picture, they have not covered it enough. “Looks like they haven’t done their research.” — posted by Rhodell White

MP has heard plenty on Senate from voters Editor: I have heard from constituents expressing their outrage over recent events involving four senators and the former chief of staff in the Prime Minister’s Office. Firstly, I hope the actions of these few individuals don’t lead you to paint all senators with the same brush. We are fortunate to have senators like Nancy Greene Raine who are dedicated to serving the people of British Columbia and Canada with integrity and honour. In regards to recent allegations, all taxpayers are rightfully intolerant of any abuse of their hardearned dollars — and this case is no different. I am equally frustrated and unhappy with these allegations of

abuse of public funds. I am troubled that Parliament is constrained by a set of legislative rules that do not allow us to remove someone from public office for a breach of trust. However, if someone is in contravention of the law, there are a number of actions that can be taken.

As this situation continues to unfold, we must understand that one of Canada’s founding values is that of fair and due process under the law. This is a situation being investigated by the ethics commissioner, independent auditors and the RCMP. We all anxiously

await their findings in order to fully understand who is ultimately responsible. It is important that, in the name of fair and due process, we allow the truth to be uncovered and that appropriate action be taken based on the facts, once they are known. In the meantime,

the Supreme Court of Canada is reviewing a reference by Parliament as to whether the reforms we have proposed to the Senate can be accomplished by Parliament alone, and to rule on options for abolishing the Senate completely. These reforms are intended to hold the Senate to a higher standard of accountability. The court decision is expected this fall. At the end of the day, there is no excuse for any individual who holds public office to claim ignorance of the law. If an individual at the highest level of government doesn’t abide by the rules, they simply aren’t fit for the position. Cathy McLeod MP KamloopsThompson-Cariboo

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City bylaws department needs refresher course Editor: Re: (‘RC flyers grounded by city,’ May 23): I would like to know who to contact in the city for clarification to these threats from the bylaws officer, as well as to the information in this article. The Model Aeronautics Association of Canada is an association promoting model airplanes, not stopping the use of them. The statement of threatening to seize and

fine on a blanket charge seems ridiculous. In addition, I am interested as to where John Ramsey, bylaw services supervisor for the city, got his information with respect to model planes interfering with flight paths to and from Kamloops Airport. The only interference with an airport would be in direct line of approach or take off within 500-feet altitude. If this truly was a concern, then ball

couldn’t be played at McArthur Island, either. If Ramsey is going to loosely interpret a law and bend it to enforce what he has determined to be a nuisance, he should at least be informed and have a proper law in place. Otherwise, he is just a bully with a ticket book. Dan Mahon Kamloops

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Editor: I want to commend columnist Dale Bass for the courage, community-mindedness and critical thought she brings to her work (‘A picture is worth a thousand words — or is it?’. I very much appreciated her balanced discussion of the elephant in all our Kamloops rooms, the possible futures for all our residents and the decisions that may be taken with or without words. Jane Birkbeck Kamloops

Editor: On May 9, our son, Harper, was badly injured on the riverbank in Valleyview. We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the BC Ambulance attendants, Royal Inland Hospital ER staff, the surgeons that took such great care of him — Dr. Rishiraj and Dr. Plausinis — and, especially, the amazing nurses of 5 South (pediatrics). The care Harper has received has been outstanding and he is on his way to a full recovery. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Keith, Vi-Ann and Harper Nowoczin Kamloops

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Thompson Rivers University’s Grand Hall will be packed on Thursday, May 30, as 180 First Nations and aboriginal students prepare to graduate from School District 73. Not all will be there, said SD73 First Nations Council representative Renee Spence, but the night will still recognize the group as being the largest ever eligible to graduate from the Kamloops-Thompson school district. There are two reasons the number of graduates has grown, Spence said — the demographic itself is large and more of the students are finishing high school than have done in the past. “Education is becoming a higher priority in families and students are seeing the benefit of going on to university or post-secondary education,” Spence said. She’s surprised at the number graduating who have indicated a desire to do more studying in the trades. “They’re realizing, ‘I can make a really good living doing this,’” she said. “That’s a good thing.” Deb Draney agrees. The district principal of education remembered her own graduation in the early 1970s. “There were just a few of us aboriginal students graduating,” she said. “This is a great time to celebrate where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going. “They have worked hard, so this is a time to celebrate. It’s the result of so many people supporting our students.” Several students will receive scholarship and bursary awards during the evening, which starts at 5 p.m. in the room in Thompson Rivers University’s Campus Activity Centre. Two students will be valedictorians: Molly Lampreau of Barrier secondary and Lucas Flunda from NorKam secondary. Both plan to go to university in the fall.

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Airport ups its aid for students The folks who manage Kamloops Airport are doing their part for postsecondary education. Vantage Airport Group, which has supported the tourism-management and business-administration programs at Thompson Rivers University, has offered six $1,000 scholarships in each of the past two years, divided equally between tourism and business, but has changed it to offer two $3,000 awards, one each to the top academic students finishing their second year in the bachelor programs. Recipients will also be offered a co-op opportunity at the airport.

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Please make your cheque payable to: Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee. Cheque or cash - no credit cards (Donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt) Drop off at: Wilson House - 115 Tranquille Road Kamloops Museum and Archives, www.kamloops.ca/cib/redbridgeproject.shtml -207 Seymour Street Kamloops Daily News -393 Seymour Street, c/o Rick Major Kamloops This Week -1365B Dalhousie Drive c/o Jack Bell Or mail to: Communities in Bloom Committee 4-231 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC V2C 2A1 250.372.3242

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A DAY AT THE LAKE Edith Lake was home to plenty of eager young anglers on Friday, May 24, as students from across the Kamloops-Thompson school district took part in Learn to Fish — a program hosted by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. Participants included Westmount elementary Grade 4 students Hannah Christianson and Mikayla Power-Bostock (left), who tested their skills from a pier, and Brooklynne Steiner, also in Grade 4, who took a few moments to untangle her fishing line before casting back out. Below, two Westmount classes — the Grade 3/4 split of Jamie Blower and the Grade 6/7 split of Trish Regan — walk up to the Edith Lake shoreline. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

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The owner of The Dunes at Kamloops golf course isn’t deterred after B.C.’s Agricultural Land Commission rejected his application to withdraw seven hectares of land from the Agricultual Land Reserve. “I sort of anticipated there was going to be some hurdles on this first go-round anyway,” said Bill Bilton. Bilton wants to build 300 units of apartments and patio homes at the Dunes on a parcel of land currently used as the driving range. In exchange for the withdrawal, he’d proposed to convert five hectares of land elsewhere on the course into a fruit and nut orchard. Bilton said the ALC didn’t give him a specific reason for rejecting his application, but that’s not unexpected. “Their mandate is to reject,” he said.

Bill Bilton, owner of The Dunes at Kamloops, said he plans to appeal a decision by the B.C. Agricultural Land Commission to deny his plan to turn the course’s driving range into condos while converting other space on the property for agricultural uses. KTW file photo

“Their deal is they don’t allow exclusions, and then you have to meet certain tests to be excluded. “So, we didn’t make the tests this time.

Bilton said he has a year to rework his plans and appeal the decision, which he plans to do. He hasn’t decided at this stage what changes he might make.

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It’s fitting that Dease Watson scored his first win as a fitness competitor in an event held by one of Canada’s top men’s-health magazines. It was, after all, these same muscle mags that first inspired a younger — and, to hear him tell it, much scrawnier — Watson to start hitting the gym in search of a bigger and better body. “I started because I was just not the coolest kid on the block,” said Watson, a pharmacist at the North Shore Shopper’s Drug Mart. “I was picked on, I was pretty skinny, red hair, had glasses,” Over the years, spending a couple of hours each day working Kamloops pharmacist Dease Watson triumphed at the Inside Fitness Model Search. Lorrie Jane Arnott photo

The Order of the Eastern Star is welcoming about 600 of its members to its annual convention in Kamloops this week. The Welcome to Our Winter Wonderland event is being held at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre through Wednesday, May 29. The Order of the Eastern Star is a branch of the masonic family. The organization is run by women, but men are welcome to join, said Maureen Rosberg, chairwoman of the committee of arrangements. The organization’s charitable work includes raising money for cancer research, providing free cancer dressings in B.C. and the Yukon, raising funds for a library cancer clinic and providing bursaries for relatives of Order members. The City of Kamloops has declared the week of May 26 to June 1 Eastern Star Week.

about three hours daily — and started working on his signature moves. “A signature move is something you would see on the cover of a magazine,” Watson said. “It’s just a unique pose that really shows off the good parts of your body.” During the competition, which included a swimsuit and formalwear portion, competitors walked a runway, posed and had their photos taken for consideration by the judges. “You’re just up there looking confident, looking attractive — just promoting yourself,” he said. Watson’s portion of the competition took only a couple of minutes.

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pilot took over. “You’re kind of just caught in the moment when you’re up there.” As the winner of the competition, Watson took home a trophy and a photo package, but he said finally taking part in the event was the best reward. “The biggest thing was the experience for me,” he said. “The bragging rights, just to have that award are pretty great, too.” While he was planning to enter another contest this month, Watson said he’s already happy with his level of success in the fitness world. “I feel, for me, even if that’s where it ends, doing that was enough for me,” he said.

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RECENTLY came across a couple of columns by members of the local clergy that I found to be disturbing and almost comical. In one column, we were told about a recent trip to Africa and how wonderful it was to see the rise of evangelism there. Really? It seems to me the last thing the people of some of the poorest countries on the planet need is to believe in another fairytale — and a dangerous and destructive one at that. Let’s look at some of the “benefits� Christianity has produced in Africa. For starters, how about the deaths of millions of people due to AIDS and the absurd idea that using a condom is a sin? This alone could almost qualify as genocide. Then we have the most evangelical Christian countries outlawing homosexuality and, in some

BILL LIGERTWOOD Rational THOUGHTS cases, passing laws making it a crime punishable by death. How about the evangelical minister who has most of Nigeria believing their children are witches? According to some press reports, thousands of children have been abandoned, tortured and murdered — all in the name of God. I could go on, but I don’t think I need to. If anything, the rise in popularity of evangelical Christianity� in sub-Saharan Africa should cause us all as much concern as the rise of evangelical Islam. After all, they are two branches of the

same poison tree. Something in the neighbourhood of 15 to 20 million children die every year from preventable diseases — most of them in Africa. That is a fact. If there is a god, he is either incapable of doing anything about it, which makes him pretty much impotent, or he simply chooses not to do anything, which makes him malevolent, to say the least. The other column was by a female member of the clergy, who asked the question, “Where is God in a tragedy?� A good question, indeed. This minister, in an almost comical effort to complete a bait and switch, tells us God is present in the other humans who are rushing in to help the victims. She uses the recent Boston Marathon bombings as an example of how God was present in the police officers, firefighters

and medics rushing in to help, while conveniently ignoring where God was when the two crazies decided to do their dirty work. Since He apparently knows all, including what we think, I would think God must have had multiple opportunities to intervene and prevent the need for people to have to rush in to help the victims in the first place. But, once again, we have a god that is either impotent to stop it or just plain malevolent, preferring instead to sit back and watch his so-called children being blown to bits. Yes, this god certainly works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he ? Bill Ligertwood is director of the Kamloops Centre for Inquiry kcfrt.com

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PROVINCIAL PADDLING The sprint canoe and kayak team that will represent B.C. at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que., in August was selected after trials were held on the weekend at Shumway Lake in Kamloops. Keiffer Johnson, Jacob Huth and Zach Morgan, in men’s canoe, and Brook McLean, in women’s canoe, are the local paddlers who cracked the provincial roster. Each of the River City paddlers belong to the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club. Jake Goddard of Kamloops was slated to compete in men’s kayak, but could not due to illness. Allen Douglas/KTW

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ANADIANS love their hockey — and they love arguing about their hockey. It should come as no surprise, then, that Hockey Canada’s decision to ban bodychecking from the peewee ranks (11- and 12-yearolds) and below is being met with a sea of discontent and oceans of praise. “There are discussions that happen all the time, not just with board members, but with the

general membership and everybody that belongs to minor hockey,” said Jon Pankuch, president of the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association. “I don’t think it’s a bad move. I think, if it’s going to keep kids in hockey longer and keep them uninjured, it’s going to be a good thing. “Whether you agree or disagree, it’s kind of out of our hands at this point. We’ll move forward and follow the rules.” TSN media man Bob McKenzie took a stance on Twitter, saying he agrees with the decision to introduce bodycheck-

ing at the bantam level, citing empirical data that shows contact at younger ages leads to higher rates of injury and concussions. His opinion was met with disdain from some — “It makes boys grow up and be tougher. Sorry I just lost respect [for] you for your tweet,” one of McKenzie’s followers replied — and approval from others — “Too often we forget that its a “game”. There’s no way major head injuries can be justified at a young age in a “game,” another follower said. The rule will take effect next season, which gets underway

in September. While bodychecking is being removed at the peewee level, contact is not. “It doesn’t mean we’re taking contact out of the game,” Ian Taylor, director of development programs for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, told the Toronto Star. “It doesn’t mean there won’t be physicality, battles, contact . . . hockey is a collision sport. They say it’s a contact sport, but it’s a collision sport, especially with young players. I don’t think kids will lose out [by] having checking removed from

this level.” Also quoted in the Star story was Thomas Neal, who coaches the peewee Scarborough Young Bruins. “It’s not going to affect anything,” he said. “It’s just going to put the process off for a year. All it’s going to do is get kids used to not hitting. “Hockey Canada has passed the buck. They leave it up to the coaches to teach bodychecking, they rail against concussions and yet they don’t teach coaches how to teach bodychecking. We got to this point because

Hockey Canada didn’t do what it takes to teach bodychecking.” Hockey Canada’s board is going to develop a bodychecking standard for coaching, which will be implemented in the 20142015 season. Teaching bodychecking in the peewee ranks at practice and at clinics is commonplace in many hockey associations nationwide. “We’ve taught a little bit of it,” Pankuch said. “I don’t necessarily think we’ve done a great job with it. “From what I understand, they’re [Hockey Canada] going to start

implementing programs for training coaches and kids into bodychecking. We’ll follow that route as well.” Provincial governing bodies in Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia had already made similar rule changes to the one levied by the national governing body. “I grew up in the era where we started checking very, very early and that’s what I’m accustomed to and I think it’s part of the game, but I think things change,” Pankuch said. “Ultimately, I think BC Hockey was moving toward it anyway.”

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Brendan Ranford is on Cloud 9 after signing a professional tryout contract with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. He also works at Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery in New Westminster and plays for that city’s junior A lacrosse team — the Salmonbellies. “It’s an exciting time,” said Ranford, who had to cut the interview short, making sure he was on time for a shift at the gluten-free confectionery. “The contract, it gives me the ability if pro hockey doesn’t work out — and I feel

like I am ready — to have the [Canadian Interuniversity Sports] option open, as well.” Ranford makes deliveries and prepares flower arrangements for Cloud 9, owned by a front-office member of the Salmonbellies. The contract will see him play 25 games with the AHL team located in Austin, Tex. “Hopefully, I can stay there and earn a contract,” said Ranford, who played 348 games with Kamloops, a franchise record. “If I don’t go rip it up, it’s nice to have a Plan B to fall back on.” Ranford, with 357 regular-season points, is sixth on the Blazers’ all-time scoring list. Blazer majority

owner Tom Gaglardi — also owner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, for which the Texas Stars are an AHL affiliate — is a Ranford fan and likely had some influence in the contract offer. “I feel I’m good enough to play in the AHL,” Ranford said. “It’s also nice that, if he did put in a word, he believes in me.” The contract will see the Edmonton product attend a Dallas Stars development camp in July, along with the NHL Prospects Tournament and Training Camp in Traverse City, Mich., in September. “This is an awesome opportunity for me,” Ranford said.

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in the city in a way that provides for more one-on-one understanding than a large event with a crowded room of people. It’s simple. They rent a bus from People in Motion and open it up for people to hop on board and take a tour of the city, stopping along the way to learn about the

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work some of the folks in that army are doing. Last year, 11 tours were given for a total participation of more than 100, rides that really didn’t have a focus other than exposing people to good work. This year, said Amber Yake, United Way’s communications and resource develop-

ment associate, themes have been identified. KTW rode along on the lifeskills-themed two-hour trip, one that was put on in conjunction with the Homelessness Action Plan.

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Important Notice to Residents The City would like to advise residents that there will be a total road closure on:

River Street at the CP Railway Crossing May 28th - 29th, 2013 This closure will allow for track repairs. Residents should use the Tanager Road Crossing as an alternate route. When driving in the area, please slow down, use caution, note any temporary detours and obey all traffic control persons.

PAINTING THE TOWN Artists Alex-Moir Porteus (above, using chalk on the exterior of a downtown building) and Ken Wells (left) were among the talents taking part in Paint the Town celebrations last week in the downtown core. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

Public Works and Utilities is available to answer your questions at 250-828-3461, from 8 am - 4 pm. After hours, please call 250-372-1710. The City of Kamloops thanks you for your co-operation.

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Turning locks into works of art The Kamloops Art Council Art Workshops are gearing up to teach Kamloops mothers and daughters how to turn their hair into art. Hair wraps are a fun and easy form of wearable art and a nice, fashionable, alternative to bows and braids. Mothers and daughters can take time to bond while learning to make the eye-catching, colourful hair accessories. The workshop will be taught by Una Connor, a local artist who works in multi-mediums. Connor is known for her skill in various forms of art including custom-designed jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculptures and creative writing, among others. She has taught arts workshops of all kinds for children, youth and adults. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1, with all required materials being supplied to participants. Those who wish to attend can register in a number of ways. Non-members who wish to register can do so for $45 by calling 250-828-3500, all KAC members who wish to pay the $40 fee can call 250-828-

3611, additional children can be signed up for just $10. For more information on other workshops being offered, go online to kamloopsarts.com/events/ workshops.

Fiddle Champion SCOTT WOODS returns to Kamloops Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods & Band present an uplifting 2 hour live show featuring old time fiddle music, swing, big band, country, gospel and more. Three fiddlers playing in harmony, sensational step dancing, family humour and Scott’s trick fiddling make this a show you don’t want to miss!

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Free money for music vids Want to get paid to create your own music video and have it played on national television? Public Records is offering grants of up to $5,000 to filmmakers and musicians in Kamloops and the surrounding area. This money will allow filmmakers and musicians to produce their own music videos which will then be showcased on Telus Optik TV across Canada. The Summer 2013 Music Video Fund will also include a Telus-funded production-education component that teaches artists the craft of music-video production. As an additional bonus to sweeten the deal, the artists get to keep full rights to their video. The opportuinity is part of an initiative to have Canadian artists help other Canadian artists. “We want to support and give exposure to emerging Canadian musicians and filmmakers,” said

Tony Yacowar, Public Records co-founder. “Through these grants we hope to find and champion undiscovered talent in B.C. and Alberta. Who knows, maybe one of these artists will go on to superstardom one day. “Regardless, it will help fuel the creation of independent Canadian content.” The program is designed to do much more than give bands the funds and resources to gain some momentary exposure on a national level. “Public Records is more than just a grant program,” said Blair Miller, vice-president of content solutions for Telus. “It is also an educational experience that will teach emerging artists about the mechanics of making a video. “Each week an interactive explanatory video will be released pertaining to a certain aspect of video production.

“From audio check for filming, to creative layout and editing, artists across B.C. and Alberta will be given the means and the tools to learn what it takes to make a great video.” In order to be eligible for a grant, participants must be musicians, either an artist or in a band, or filmmakers, individual or a crew. Emerging artists and filmmakers from the following communities are eligible to apply: Kamloops, Metro Vancouver (including Whistler), Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kelowna, Vernon, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie and Penticton. Interested candidates can register by going online to publicrecords.org. Official grant submissions take place between May 31 and June 14.

Starlit movie night on North Shore Spend some time with your family while watching a movie under the stars. Kamloops families are invited to partake in viewing a free movie in the parking lot of the Kamloops Evangelical Church at 1132 Eighth St. in North Kamloops. The movie is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, with all refreshments being supplied. All those who plan to attend are asked to bring with them their own chairs. If Mother Nature

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The curtain is set to rise at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for all students, seniors and school staff. Admission for all adults is $7 and includes coffee, tea and desserts. All four plays are appropriate for all ages and families are encouraged to attend. Call Christine Yamaoka at 250-3725231 to reserve your ticket in advance.

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First stop — Phoenix Centre, where executive director Sian Lewis hopped onto the bus to talk about all the programs offered in the facility just up the hill from Royal Inland Hospital. Describing Phoenix as one of the agenices “no one knows anything about,” Lewis talked about the difficulties people battling addictions — the bulk of its clientele — can face once they are in recovery. She mentioned the recent partnership between her agency, United Way, Royal Inland Hospital, the Kamloops branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Stollery Foundation to designate 11 beds in CMHA-run Emerald House for people coming out of detox who need a stable place to go to. Lewis touched on a recently completed pilot project that will become permanent that provides detox services in people’s homes, if that suits their needs and goals. She mentioned a fundraising event planned for the fall that involves male youth and mountain bikes. She talked of successes and of failures, of the baby steps many people need to take as they recover their lives and develop their lifeskills. Next stop — Interior Community Services’ youth-outreach centre. Laurel Scott and Todd Gaudon oversee the many services offered in the building a lot of people are unaware exists. It’s a problem, Gaudon acknowledged, and they rely on word of mouth to make sure youth know it exists behind the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, that there’s a shower, washer and dryer, the chance for a meal, some down time and some support for youth. There’s a supply of interview-ready clothing, basics like socks and underwear and, most recently, the opportunity for youth who needed it to access some grad-ready clothing that, as Scott pointed out, “can become interview clothing as well.” It’s a fragile community they deal with, Scott said, because, if one teen is unhappy on the street, odds are his buddies feel it as well. There’s a reason they see more boys than girls, she continued, since girls tend to “travel in packs and guys are more often on their own.” The program used to have a visible storefront on Seymour Street, but had to relocate when the federal government moved its Service Canada into the former MovieMart building. The centre had a large space at the back of the building, facing the parking lot, with plenty

of windows to post information and visibility for anyone walking down the street. Next up — Sundergreen Apartments just north of the Kamloops Food Bank, a twobuilding project first undertaken by the Door to Roof Society and now operated by BC Housing. It’s an example of market housing for folks who, although they can pay rent, are often unemployed and developing lifeskills, said Toni Pate, the person who provides that education on a daily basis. The need is basic: Learning to socialize, to be comfortable in a group, to simply sit in their apartment and share a conversation with another person. Anything can present a lifeskills-teaching moment, Pate said. The last heat wave, for example, led to a Fun in the Sun Day that saw a tarp and hose become a slippery slide and other water games to engage at least eight kids and 18 adults. The success has led to plans to buy a barbecue — and hopefully find some donors willing to help provide burgers and fixings. “This is all about the very basics of lifeskills,” Pate told the group from the front of the bus. “It’s about role modelling.” Final stop — People in Motion, where a quick tour ended with a talk about the many programs offered, again providing the basic skills others take for granted. Taking a bus, for example, can be a terrifying experience for people with disabilities, particularly those who have made that first step and been subjected to bullying, executive director Heather Brandon told the group. The simple act of cutting out pictures — a project to create a visual food guide — led to the realization some of the clients have never been shown how to do that. It was too easy for the parent or caregiver to “just do it for them,” she said. “And how will they ever learn that way?” Brandon praised a program the agency offers that provides free income-tax completion for the disabled, noting for some of the volunteers who have not experienced it before, realizing the person they were helping lives on just $9,640 a year was educational. Yake said the tours were created so the United Way could “show donors where their money is going, rather than just telling them.” Two have been held so far this year and others will be put together based on interest. For more information, Yake can be contacted at 250-372-9933, extention 102.

WATCHING BECAUSE HE LIVED IT Some of the people on the bus tour given by the United Way were there because they know there are good works being done in the city to help people in need. Some were there to learn about it. Bernard Immel was there because he’s lived it. The financial adviser with Verico Premium Mortgage told a bit of his story as Norm Foisy drove the bus between stops BERNARD at social agen- IMMEL cies. It’s the story of a young boy whose dad died. A boy who, at age 11, asked a school counsellor shortly after that death if he could go into foster care. A boy who lived in about five homes in the following few years, with one becoming more than just a place where he stayed and more like another family. A teenager who was living on his own by Grade 12 in the basement suite of friends, a place where the parents treated him like a son, taught him to drive, gave him hope, built his confidence. It’s one of the reasons he asked to take the tour, Immel said, to learn more about how youth like he was, adults like he is, are supported when they need it. The experience helped him grow, he said, and left a belief he needs to give back. It’s why he has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamloops. “I give a minimum of 10 per cent away on everything I earn,” he said, “and always like to see the foundation of where the support goes.”

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Tourism Kamloops gets real in new ad campaign A new tourism campaign plans to direct the attention of tourists to the real people who make the Tournament Capital what it is. Tourism Kamloops has launched a multi-media summer campaign inviting visitors to engage with real people and partake in real experiences. The campaign will run for six weeks — each week showcasing a different niche tourism product and introducing the real people behind that experience. The campaign will drive visits to Tourism Kamloops’ Facebook

page, where visitors will be able to enter to win accommodation and dining credits and then choose from a variety of prizes to customize their own Kamloops experience. “The Kamloops experience is really about the people behind the scenes,” said Lee Morris, CEO of Tourism Kamloops. “We chose this campaign as the people of Kamloops are extremely passionate about their city and dedicated to creating and sharing their experiences and tourism products with visitors. “Highlighting this passion is a

great way to promote Kamloops, and who better to help market our destination than the people at the heart of it all?” The campaign launches with the delivery of 20,000 postcards to homes throughout the ThompsonOkanagan region, Facebook and

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THE 26TH ANNUAL BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL’S MIRACLE WEEKEND

BC Children’s Hospital helps kids get care closer to home Long drives are no big deal for Vernon resident Eric Olsen, but one trip that Olsen, and his wife, Tracey Reade, would rather not make is the five-hour, 450-kilometre trek to BC Children’s Hospital where their five-yearold daughter Morgan Olsen receives care for epilepsy. Olsen drives a truck for a living and is often on the road so he and Reade try to keep their trips to BC Children’s to two days, but this still comes with its share of inconvenience. There’s the cost of travel, missed days of work, and the issue of accommodation. “It’s stressful on the family,” says Reade, noting that the earlier trips were traumatic for Morgan. “She loves travelling now, but the trips were not part of her routine and she didn’t like different hospital settings.” Routine is important for Morgan, who also has autism. Not only does she have to deal with frightening seizures caused by her epilepsy, she is upset by noise and sometimes “melts down,” Reade says. Morgan and her parents have made four trips to BC Children’s Hospital since she was diagnosed in 2007. Fortunately, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital called Child Health BC has made life easier for the family. Since 2008 Morgan has seen BC Children’s Hospital neurologist Dr. Mary Connolly five times without having to travel further than Kelowna. Connolly has met with Morgan twice in Kelowna,

where she holds a pediatric neurology clinic three times a year, and three times using a video-conferencing facility in Vernon. “The fact that Morgan has had five of nine visits with Dr. Connolly so close to home is exactly what we’re looking for,” says Dr. Maureen O’Donnell, executive director of Child Health BC. Child Health BC’s activities took off after Overwaitea Food Group became the lead benefactor with a pledge of $20 million in support in 2007. TELUS and Scotiabank later made gifts of $5 million and $1 million, respectively. This support had an immediate impact, says O’Donnell. Pediatric clinics established with Child Health BC’s support in Nanaimo and Prince George have thousands of patient visits annually; additional travelling clinics are staffed by BC Children’s caregivers in communities across the province; and over 1,000 health professionals have participated in Child Health BC’s workshops. O’Donnell credits Overwaitea Food Group’s donation with Child Health BC’s growing reach across the province, noting that it’s a perfect fit for an organization with a presence in so many BC com-

munities. Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones agrees. “We’re committed to the health and wellness of kids and families in BC,” says Jones. “We’ve been proud to support BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades – and with the help of our communities, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward hospital improvement projects, advocacy programs and important research initiatives. We’re grateful for the amazing support of our local communities, team members, customers and supplier partners who have all played a key role in making this fundraising success possible.” Child Health BC is part of a larger transformation in the way BC’s children receive care, says Larry Gold, president of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The transformation also includes the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “We want to ensure children have access to a consistent standard of care, whether they live in Smithers, Campbell River or Castlegar; and there will always be children who need care that’s only available in a children’s hospital,” says Gold. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised close to $170 million, including Overwaitea Food Group’s gift and $25 million from Teck Resources Limited, in its $200-million capital campaign to support construction of the new hospital and Child Health BC. Gold says that the new hospital, which will open in 2018, will be family-friendly, making it easier for families from outside the Lower Mainland to remain with their children. Beyond the money being raised for the new hospital and Child Health BC, Gold says the hospital also counts on donations of about $14 million a year to support research, equipment purchases and training. On June 1 and 2 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Miracle Weekend celebration on Global BC, to raise the millions the hospital needs to cover its urgent annual needs. “Every year people from across the province make donations in support of the hospital and it makes a huge difference,” says Gold. “Morgan Olsen is proof of that.” Meanwhile, Reade says her daughter Morgan is happy to be able to attend kindergarten and visit with friends and staff at the NONA Child Development Centre in Vernon where she spends her afternoons. “She’s just a very bubbly, loving five-year-old who loves to dance, colour and do puzzles. We’re grateful to Dr. Connolly and BC Children’s Hospital that she can enjoy these simple things in life.”

JUNE 1 & 2, 2013 On June 1 and 2, tune in to Miracle Weekend, broadcast live from BC Children’s Hospital, on Global BC from 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1 until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 2 The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. BC Children’s Hospital receives over 200,000 visits from patients from across the province every year. Donations help the hospital deliver the best in care every day, and are helping to prepare for the future by supporting the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and better access to care for children in or close to their home communities. Please support BC Children’s Hospital.

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At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re very proud of our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of kids and their families. We’re grateful to everyone who supports us in this effort. Our team members, customers and suppliers have all played a key role in our fundraising success over the years. We’ve been supporting BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades, and we’ve raised millions of dollars in support of capital improvement projects, important research initiatives and advocacy programs designed to help keep our kids safe by reducing preventable injuries. In 2007, we made a $20 million pledge to support Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital that helps get kids in BC get the care they need, closer to home. Since then, we’ve raised more than $10.7 million toward our goal, and Child Health BC has been able to put this concept into action in a number of communities throughout BC. We are grateful for the amazing commitment and fund raising efforts driven by OFG team members who encourage the generosity of our customers and suppliers.

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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 or other uplifting images, email them to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com, with “eye on community” in the subject line.

UPGRADE COVERED: Showcasing a cheque for $4,144 to help Kamloops Immigrant Services renovate outdated electrical and inadequate lighting in the lower floor of its North Shore office are Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) vice-president Missagh Manshadi (left), KIS executive director Paul Legace, Kamloops Multicultural Society (KMS) director Louise Malahoff, KMS president Ray Dhaliwal and KMS vice-president Nandi Spolia. The funds were raised by a recent multicultural society fundraising dinner at the Ukrainian Hall. The electrical upgrade includes two wall-mounted heaters. Contractor Gerry Sherk of Check Electric installed the two units at no costs as he noticed there was no heat source for the community room. Dave Eagles/KTW

$15G FOR KGTC: Telus service manager Kirk Panser (left) presents a $5,000 cheque on behalf of Telus’ sales referral program to Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre (KGTC) business director Lias Palechuk. Presenting a $10,000 cheque to the KGTC is Rudy Morelli on behalf of the Telus Thompson-Okanagan Community Board. On hand for the announcement are the Gymnaststrada team, from left, Sophie Von Dehn, Nicole Hall, Amy Cox and Emma Maddison. Dave Eagles/KTW

FRESH APPROACH TO FUNDRAISING: Market Fresh Foods in Dallas held its first-anniversary customer-appreciation celebration this month. A barbecue and car wash raised more than $900 for the SPCA City Challenge, the month-long fundraising battle between Kamloops and Prince George. Market Fresh Foods was also awarded the 2012 SPCA Caring Company Award for 2012. From left: Assistant manager Ally Miller, general manager Brad McDonald and deli manager Shae McDonald,

Y? BECAUSE THESE KIDS CARE: This dedicated group of kids counted more than 20,000 pennies to donate to the Kamloops Y Strong Kids Campaign. Elizabeth deVries’ Grade 3 class at South Sa-Hali elementary collected enough pennies to donate $208.35 to Darcy Harris of the Kamloops Y Strong Kids Campaign. Their efforts will give six kids the opportunity to learn how to swim at the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA. Meanwhile, the annual YMCA-YWCA Healthy Kids Day will take place on Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the downtown Y, 400 Battle St. All ages are welcome to attend the free event, which is sponsored by Interior Savings Credit Union. There will be street hockey, the Storm Climbing Wall, a pool party, educational booths, Camp Deka games, a bouncy castle, the Kamloops Fire Rescue’s inflatable Fire Safety House, golf, snacks, prizes — and much more. Call 250372-7725 for more information.

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Jeep hits seven figures at Toledo assembly plant The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles in the world and the one-millionth JK model rolled off the assembly line at Chrysler Group’s Toledo, Ohio, assembly complex recently. Chrysler executives, plant employees, UAW representatives and supplier partners gathered at the end of the line to mark the occasion. Since 1941, Jeep — the original sport-utility vehicle — has represented adventure. From its start, the Jeep brand has continued to stay true to its heritage with a commit-

ment to providing leading off-road capability in all of its vehicles. Named after America’s most demanding off-road trail, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th-Anniversary Edition takes its place as the most capable production vehicle ever. The limited-production vehicle is loaded with hardcore off-road equipment for its enthusiasts, including all-new steel winchcapable bumpers with removable end caps, additional ground clearance, new rock rails and BF Goodrich KM2 Offroad Tires.

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General Motors has unveiled a state-of-the-art $130-million enterprise data center that will serve as the computing backbone for the automaker’s vast global operations. The centre, benchmarked against the best in the world, is the capstone of GM’s efforts to transform its IT operations to help the company work smarter and faster — from the design studio to the factory to the showroom floor. Located at the GM Technical Center in Detroit, the facility is the first of two information-technology operations and command centres that bring in-house GM’s global IT infrastructure and consolidate a network of multiple sites. The two centres will integrate and streamline all aspects of product development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and OnStar applications to speed access to any GM employee anywhere in the world. It allows GM many advantages, such as: • Crash-test simulations enabled by super-computing generate data that is analyzed and applied in vehicle design and development or refinement of safety technologies, saving $350,000 for each physical crash test avoided. • An application that enables global productdevelopment teams to make tooling payments to suppliers at key points throughout the development cycle, helping suppliers prioritize the timing of critical parts and reducing overall engineering expenses by millions. • Chevrolet tracked sales data of last year’s Impala in markets where car buyers traded in nonGM models, enabling a jump-start to sales of the new 2014 Impala in markets where it previously underperformed. GM IT is leveraging the Warren and Milford data centres to create a secure, private cloud that allows super-computer applications, servers and data storage to be efficiently and quickly accessed among multiple users. The 5,040-square-foot IT Operations and Command Center has 48 work stations and a 955square-foot video wall composed of 28 configurable screens that monitor data use across operations around the clock.


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Porsche 918 Spyder combines performance and efficieny

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Buick celebrates 11 decades of automaking For its 110th birthday, Buick got a plaque. After a few years of experimenting with automobiles built at his home in Detroit, David Dunbar Buick — a former plumbing inventor and businessman — incorporated the Buick Motor Company on May 19, 1903. A State of Michigan historic site marker outside General Motors Global Headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit commemorates the day. The first production vehicle — the Buick Model B — was offered to retail customers the following year. Today, Buick produces a range of luxury vehicles including the Encore and Enclave crossovers and the LaCrosse, Regal and Verano sedans.

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The Porsche 918 Spyder embodies the essence of the Porsche idea. It combines pedigree motor-racing technology with excellent everyday versatility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch with a clean sheet of paper allowed Porsche engineers to come up with a no-compromise concept. The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never before seen — the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future. The 918 Spyder reveals its close links to motorsport in a variety of ways. It has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in cooperation with series production specialists. A great deal of insight gained from the development of Porsche race cars for the Le Mans 24 hours in 2014 is thus integrated into the 918 Spyder — and vice versa. A key message of the 918 Spyder is that the hybrid drive from Porsche is a plus for no-compromise driving dynamics. Drivers can experience this thanks to the unique all-wheel drive concept with a combination of combustion engine and electric motor on the rear axle and the second electric motor on the front axle. The Porsche 918 Spyder also has the potential to break many records, including a 7:14 posting at Nurburgring-Nordschleife. This time was achieved in the presence of international journalists during test drives in September 2012 — more than a year before start of production. The 918 Spyder prototype was therefore approximately 20 seconds quicker than the Porsche Carrera GT.


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Ford’s F-150 Raptor loves to go off-road METROLAND MEDIA wheelstalk.com

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OST PEOPLE THINK OF THE FORD SVT RAPTOR PICKUP AS ONE OF THE MOST POTENT VEHICLES ON THE ROAD — AND IT IS. But did you know it is just as capable offroad? At a press presentation of the full line of Ford F-Series pickups held in Drumheller, Alta., there were several different comparative exercises, such as fuel economy, towing, payload and off-road. Beside an ordinary looking F-150 4X4 was a Raptor looking like it was ready to leap off the line to an off-road test track with serious downhills, tight climbing turns and undulating “whoopdedoos.” Available in SuperCab and SuperCrew configuration, the SVT Raptor is fitted with a 6.2-litre SOHC V8 engine, producing 411 horse power and 434 pound-feet of torque with a five-anda-half-foot box. Power goes through an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and Ford’s SelectShift automatic functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shifton-the-fly capability from the transfer case that can be selected by a rotary knob on the centre stack for 2H, 4A, 4H and 4L (two-wheel high, all-wheel-drive, four-high and fourlow). Probably the most outstanding feature is the way the tires can be locked to the optional forged wheels so they can’t become detached in situations where the air pressure is reduced when extra grip is needed. All the owner has to do is take off the outer decorative ring, put on the optional beadlock ring kit and put the tire back on. Ford says this is the

first time there has been a wheel capable of both normal and beadlock at the same time and Ford has filed for a patent on it. Also offered is a Torsen limited-slip front differential in the 4WD system that routes torque back and forth between the front wheels. If the left front wheel loses traction, the system forces torque to the right front wheel — and vice versa. The front axle Torsen has 4.10-to-1 gearing. The rear axle is also 4.10-to-1, with an electronic-locking differential making for matched power usage and resulting in more stability. Taking a hard turn on the earthen off-road test track in 4L, the Raptor with Torsen cornered very well as opposed to the F-150 4X4 we drove next that had a very wide turning circle (also in 4L) as do most 4X4s of my experience. With all the power, the Raptor climbed like a mountain goat, but it also went down steep inclines with no sweat, thanks to standard hilldescent control that is engaged by a button on the transmission tunnel. What it does is sense the angle of descent and controls the brakes and engine so the Raptor inches down at a controlled pace without driver intervention. Well, folks, when you stop at the edge, all you see is sky ahead, going over the crest takes a leap of faith. I’ve done this before, but it always unnerves me. But, this time there was something different. Last year, Ford starting fitting cameras to the nose of the Raptor. It’s really a backup camera looking to the front with grid lines that twist to follow the surface and give the driver a look at what is ahead — and below. It can be viewed on the centre-stack LCD

Looking imposing from any angle, the 2013 Ford SVT Raptor (left) pickup excels at not just going fast in a straight line, but handling just about any off-road challenge it comes up against. It also has a front facing camera with a centrestack screen (below left) that allows the driver to see what is below his field of view.

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In Loving Memory of

Vaggeli Moutsos April 18, 1970 - May 29, 1995

There was not time to say Goodbye The day you went away You left us so suddenly Vaggeli, You Are With Us Always & Will Remain In Our Hearts Forever!

Eighteen years ago.

We are trying to live – day by day. How can we do this? We wish it weren’t this way. This love for you is ours to keep; Pain is the price for love so deep. You’re with us everyday – you lie in our hearts, And none of this will ever depart. We look at your pictures, and remember with love, Because you’re at peace now ... with God above.

We love & miss you, Vaggeli You are in our hearts forever

Love Mom, Dad, brother George, sister Sophia, nieces Adrianna & Alissa and his many friends XOXOX

RICHARD EDMUND BECKER Richard Edmund Becker, 75, passed away peacefully in Penticton on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Hereford, England on August 16, 1937. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Mary Bianco, two sons Christopher and Alexander of Vancouver. He is survived by his former wife, Marite Becker and nephews and nieces Byron (Sharon), Nina (Darren), Scott (Caroline) and Rachel Bianco. He was predeceased by two brothers, Peter and Francis and father Gustav Becker and mother Ida Thomson. Richard grew up in the picturesque countryside in Herefordshire, England where his love of flowers and nature was born. As a young man, Richard moved to Canada working on a farming program near Calgary. He moved to Kamloops and found employment at the Royalite refinery. Richard was always ambitious and soon moved to the Yukon to work at the Keno Hill Mine where he saved enough money to go to University. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Richard continued his passion for plants and moved to Hawaii. For five years Richard studied tree ferns and earned his Doctorate degree in Plant Science. From then on his familiar “Aloha” was his favorite farewell. Richard had a reunion visit last year to his beloved island of Hawaii. As Doctor Becker, Richard worked for BC Hydro in the environmental department but was laid off during cutbacks. For the next 25 years, Richard drove city buses for Translink in the Lower Mainland. He genuinely loved the people and often chatted with his riders giving them interesting tidbits of Vancouver trivia. He was married to Maria Teresa del Pilar ManriquezArevalo and had his boys, Christopher and Alexander (formerly René) during these busy years In Vancouver. Upon retirement, Richard continued driving part time for Don Docksteader. Richard moved to Keremeos and became an active part of this community, developing many warm friendships. His home was full of books, elephants and his cat, Tommy. His continued love of plants and gardens blossomed on the Walnut farm with his special friend Karen until her death. He continued driving buses in his retirement for Premier Pacific Bus lines sharing his positive attitude of life with his passengers. Richard’s inspirational advice, positive attitude, quiet sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the Keremeos Community Church on June 1, 2013 at 11:00 am followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the World Wildlife Fund are appreciated. Thank you especially to George Spencer, Moog & Friends Hospice, and friends in the Keremeos community for their love and support during the few last months.

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” “Think Positive.” Deepak Chopra

Celebration of Life for David Noer

Thursday, May 30th 2013 at 2:00 Kamloops Gospel Chapel 1365 Tranquille Rd Kamloops BC To honor and remember the feather capped fellow, who was so actively involved in the Kamloops Community He was a dedicated Volunteer for the SPCA, Kamloops Food Bank & other agencies.

Sylvia Ann Peel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Ann Peel on May 18, 2013 at Royal Inland Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband Greg, her two sons James Nathan Peel (Shannon) and Jason Randal Peel, as well as many relatives and friends. Sylvia was predeceased by both parents, Clairance and Claire Halla. A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm in the Summit Drive Church, 1975 Summit Drive. The family wish to thank the Royal Inland Hospital, ICU and the Aberdeen Medical Clinic for their love, care and attention to Sylvia.

David was also a very acitive participant in the Special Olympics.

Should friends desire, donations to the RIH Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Sylvia would be appreciated.

He was also well known for helping keep Bus Loops and Kamloops streets clean.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

If I Knew BESSIE BEATRICE SWEETEN 1913 - 2013 O Sunday, May 19, 2013 our dear little Mother, Bessie On Beatrice Sweeten, passed away peacefully just 5 days after celebrating her 100th birthday. Bessie was born in Edmonton on May 14, 1913 to James Robert and Ella Jane Harvey. She was a long time resident of Salmon Arm, hhaving moved there with her family in the mid 1920’s. On October O 29, 1930 she married the love of her life, Thomas Alle Allen Sweeten. Shortly after celebrating their 60th wedding anniv anniversary Tommy passed away, and in 1993 Bessie moved to Kamloop Kamloops to be nearer to her daughter and sisters. Bessie was a dedicated homemaker always willing to lend a helping hand to her family, friends and neighbours, be it giving a perm, hemming a dress, minding a child or countless other kindnesses. She had a great (sometimes mischievous) sense of humour and when she and her siblings and their families got together it was always a good time filled with joking and laughter. Bessie was predeceased by her husband Tommy in 1991, daughter Velma Anne in 2009, granddaughter JoAnne in 1998, all her siblings Dorothea Dunne, Ethel Blackburn, Minnie Mitchell, Vi Bryden and Bob Harvey; sister-in-law Mary Smith and brother-in-law Roy Sweeten. She will be lovingly remembered by daughters, Lois Lapadat of Smithers and Carol (Larry) Tyssen of Kamloops, grandchildren Maureen (Ed) Draper, Belinda (Will) Stewart, both of Crawford Bay, Tammy (Mike) Gutziet of Revelstoke, Judith Lapadat (Rob), Lethbridge AB, Lawrence (Teresa) Lapadat, Salt Spring Island, Ron (Sarah) Lapadat, Smithers, Tony Lapadat, Telkwa, Teresa (Travis) Meyer, Clancy MT, Darrell Tyssen, Airdrie AB, Steve (Hideko) Tyssen, Calgary AB; 24 great grandchildren; 16 great, great grandchildren; 1 great, great, great grandson: many nieces and nephews: and sister-in-law Marjorie Sweeten, now of Edmonton. Special thanks to the Staff at Kamloops Senior’s Village for the exemplary care given to Bessie these past seven years. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Salmon Arm, 170 Shuswap Street SE. In memory of Bessie, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, #300-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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.


TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 ❖ B15

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Employment Business Opportunities A+DRINK SNACK plus Healthy Vending machine Route. Turn Key Business. Invest With Confidence, $4,000 Up. Training and Secured profitable Locations. Limited Must Sell. 1-888-979-8363. BARBER SHOP Business for sale in Whitehorse, Yukon. Excellent opportunity. Includes all equipment, in good location, leased premises. Contact Murd for details, 867-667-6873 or 867-667-7467. OVER 90% Employment rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanScribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month. 1-800466-1535. www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com.

~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking 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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699 Victoria St. FOODSAFE COURSE by certified Instructor Saturday June 4th & 15th 8:30am-4:00pm $65 Preregister by phoning 250-554-9762

Guided by innovative and astute leadership, Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) is the leading producer of fully bleached, high performance Kraft paper, and the second largest North American and fourth largest global producer of market NBSK pulp. CPLP includes the Northwood Pulp Mill, the Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill, the Intercontinental Pulp Mill and the Pulp and Paper Marketing Group in Vancouver. Our industry position is strong and we’re poised for long-term sustained growth for the future. If you would like to join our safe, high-quality work environment, consider this opportunity:

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Pipefitter A rewarding career maintaining state-of-the-art equipment—Prince George You have at least 5 years’ industry-related experience plus direct expertise installing and maintaining all piping systems and Distributed Control Systems including: O process lines and systems O sprinkler and hot oil systems O plumbing and heating systems. A Class A Gas ticket would be an asset. Prince George, with a warm and welcoming community of 82,000, boasts yearround recreational opportunities, its own university, affordable housing and an attractive lifestyle for you and your family—visit www.liveprincegeorge.ca for more information.

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We thank all applicants for their interest in CPLP; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your résumé, in confidence, by 5 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013: Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership c/o CPLP Careers P.O. Box 9000 Prince George, BC V2L 4W2 Fax: 250.962.3638 E-mail: cplpcareers@canforpulp.com

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INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTANT Kal Tire is a Canadian company that was founded in 1953 and has grown to become Canada’s largest independent tire dealer. Based in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has Àourished by focusing on customer serYice and teamworN. Kal Tire’s Ney differentiator is its 5 Kal Tire team members who are committed to exceeding the customer’s expectations with the best technical sNills, Tuality products, competitiYe prices and exceptional serYice aYailable anywhere. :e are seeNing a highly motiYated accounting professional to Moin our $ccounting Team at the Vernon 2f¿ce. This role is suited to an indiYidual committed to adYancing their career in a large, fastpaced organi]ation. $ detailed Mob description and list of Tuali¿cations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be Yiewed on our website at Naltire. com/careers. Kal Tire offers a competitiYe compensation and bene¿ts pacNage, along with a companywide pro¿t sharing plan that recogni]es indiYidual and team contributions.

Experience in the auto field an asset. Great work ethic & excellent customer service mandatory. WE HAVE THE LARGEST PRE-OWNED TRUCK INVENTORY TO SELL FROM! We offer above average pay structure / spiffs & bonuses. Come and see why we are the #1 used dealer in the North Okanagan. Email resume to joe@swanlakemotors.com

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Kal Tire welcomes your interest in the Intermediate Accountant opportunity. ,nterested applicants are reTuested to submit their resume to careers@kaltire.com indicating Intermediate Accountant and Job ID# 805 in the subject line. :e thanN all applicants for their interest only those under consideration will be contacted.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ALL NATIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION KAMLOOPS, BC All Nations Development Corporation is a subsidiary of All Nations Trust Company. We are seeking a full-time Business Development OfďŹ cer (BDO) to be based in Kamloops, BC. The role of the BDO is to provide advisory services to potential and existing aboriginal entrepreneurs from the BC Interior. This successful applicant will be part of team of BDO’s and will work closely with the loans department of All Nations Trust Company. Typical duties include: assisting clients with business plans and ďŹ nancing or funding applications, promoting our advisory services and providing post-loan care to existing entrepreneurs. Candidates should have a business degree/diploma or several years of related experience. Business plan and ďŹ nancial analysis skills are required. Applicants should also be proďŹ cient in the use of MS OfďŹ ce programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Interested applicants should provide a resume and cover letter by noon on May 31, 2013 to: Business Development Manager All Nations Development Corporation Suite 213W – 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1 Fax: (250) 372-2585 E-mail: chantelj@antco.bc.ca

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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

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HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. July 13th & 14th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Sunday June 2nd. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

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Farm Workers WE are looking for light farmers or heavy gardeners. We are a 25 acre resort on Shuswap Lake that is water accessible only. We would prefer a couple. We are installing a 100ft x 25 ft greenhouse this summer and have many established gardens too. You would be required to live onsite and help with dinner parties later in the summer as well. Please visit the website if interested and e-mail resumes directly to Narrows Village. www.narrowsvillage.com

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Be a Star In our Advertising Department Creative Consultant The Merritt Herald, an award winning twice-weekly newspaper, published in the Nicola Valley, is seeking a full time graphic designer to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in graphics design. If you are a highly creative individual, with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment , have good interpersonal skills, and a strong background in graphic design, then we want to hear from you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Theresa Arnold - Merritt Herald 2090 Granite Ave, Merritt , BC V1K 1B8 Phone: (250) 378-4241 Fax: (250) 378-6818 Email: publisher@merrittherald.com Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


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JOIN OUR team and earn up to $85,000 a year. Journeyman technician: proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Minimum 4 years experience. Full benefit package available. Braby Motors Salmon Arm. Fax resume 1-250-832 4545, email pat@brabymotors.com. Licensed Security Guard F/T required for mobile. Must have valid BC security and drivers licenses. Must be able to work night shift and weekends $13 per/hr. Email resume to pat@desertcityinc.com or fax 250-828-0833

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ESL TUTORS & MENTORS are needed to provide assistance to adult immigrants. For more information about tutoring, mentoring, learning English or our other programs, please contact Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) New North Shore Location: 778-470-6101, 8:30-4:30

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Property stored at the following Advantage Mini Storage Kamloops 7530 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 6X2 will be sold by bid June 17 - 9am to June 19 - 4pm Bids received at: www.lbid4storage.com Owners of goods to be sold: Cam Thomson General household and misc. items Amount owed: $3132.35

Kevin Dawson Trunk, Sofa, Freezer, misc. household items Amount owed: $2467.55

Jason Peters Misc. household items. Amount Owed: $619.55

Barry Richardson Suitcase, clothing, misc. household items Amount owed: $1847.35

Jamie Girling Misc. household items Amount owed: $896.77

Brian Flondra - Unit #407 LeeAnn Flondra - Unit #407 Misc. household items Amount owed: $1127.35

Kyle Henry - Unit #645 Misc. household items. Amount owed: $4926.28


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Apt/Condo for Rent LARGE 1bdrm Adult Building N/P N/S. Downtown. 343 Nicola St. 250-374-7455.

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

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Nice North Shore Kamloops 55plus condo 4th floor unit in secure building. 928 sq ft 2bdrm 2bth 5 appl, incl in suite w/d has gas f/p and nice balcony $220,000 (250) 851-3192

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Houses For Sale 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.

Homes Wanted 3bdrm + house in Westsyde, Sahali, or ValleyView w/pool or rm for pool 778-257-1277

Commercial/ Industrial Formerly Curves in Coldstream. 1800 & 1400 sq.ft or sell all including 3000 sq.ft residence, heart of Coldstream Vernon BC. Near schools, store & lake. 250-542-6261

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

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Suites, Lower 1 Bdrm bsmt suite, Brock, w/d f/s, satellite & util. incl Avail immed. $900.+ d/d .376-6275. 1BDRM N/Shore Bright Daylight Separate Entrance N/S N/P F/S $600/mo +DD utilities included working person. Call 250-554-7069 Avail June1st 2bdrm Aberdeen Grnd level Avail May 15th n/p, n/s $800 incl cab 372-8418 or 372-8420 2bdrm Brock n/s, n/p, laundry /tub util incl. full bth prk $950 ref (250) 376-0964 Avail now 2bdrm day light suite in new home, n/s, n/p, w/d $1000 + util Downtown Avail June 30 (250) 374-7450 Bright 1bdrm Brock n/p, n/s, heat incl, lrg back yrd $700 May 1st (250) 376-0881 DALLAS 1bdrm 1 quiet working adult no laundry N/S drugs or partying $685 utils incld no cable or internet250-573-3323

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

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DW Builders president Doug Wittal (left) and vice-president Mark Poulsen stand on the land in Aberdeen that will soon be home to their latest residential venture — Pacific Ridge Estates, a gated community with big views.

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Live in the home of your dreams D W BUILDERS, AN AWARDWINNING KAMLOOPS COMPANY, PRIDES ITSELF ON KEEPING UP-TO-DATE ON ALL THE LATEST TRENDS. This knowledge allows the company to take its customers’ vision and turn it into a beautiful reality. Having a team of qualified professionals who specialize in all areas of construction outside of heavy industrial also allows DW Builders to accomplish what many other firms cannot. “Somewhere down the line, DW Builders had to adapt to different markets,” company president Doug Wittal says. When the slowdown of 2008-2009 hit, people were not doing as many renovations and the newhome market was softer. As a result, the company began to look toward the commercial side of construction. DW Builders has since developed strongly in that area, specializing in major projects and completing smaller upgrades. Its work can be seen at the Arrow Transportation corporate office, inside the office of Kamloops This Week, in several A&W stores in the Kamloops region and in the new Target store in Sahali Mall, where DW crews spent months upgrading and renovating. DW Builders will soon begin work on one of Kamloops’ newest subdivisions that will boast a million-dollar view of the Thompson Valley. Pacific Ridge Estates is a gated community on Pacific Way in Aberdeen that will feature 24 bareland strata lots with low- to zero-maintenance duplex homes. The design will allow for bright homes with stunning views of the east and the valleys, as well as the serenity of being next door to parkland with direct community access. Each duplex will have an open concept design

This kitchen (above), part of a recent DW Builders residential project in Kamloops, showcases the open, roomy style many homeowners are looking for inside, both in new builds and renovations, while the front door below is an example of the highly sought-after wood detail clients want to see on their house’s exterior. See more photos online at dwbuilders.ca.

featuring 10- to 14-foothigh ceilings and a breathtaking view looking north over the city and along the blue ribbon that is the North Thompson River. The lots will back onto the new city park that will be developed where the Aberdeen Hills Golf Links once entertained duffers. Residents of Pacific Ridge Estates will be steps away from stressreducing walking trails. Those who purchase a home in the subdivision will not need to worry about yard maintenance or mowing their lawns. Pacific Ridge Estates will be designed to require minimal amounts of upkeep, making the properties hassle-free. “They are perfect for those who like to go south for a few months and do not want to worry about their house,” Wittal says, noting the community will also provide added security for those who plan on being away from

home for some period of time. As the saying goes, location, location, location is key — and Pacific Ridge Estates will be minutes from downtown Kamloops and within walking distance to Pacific Way and Aberdeen elementary schools. If the large, six-metredeep driveways and double-car garages do not provide enough space for residents and their guests to park, a community parking area will also be located within the subdivision. Each duplex will have their own courtyard and sun deck, leaving plenty of potential for outside entertaining. The new homes will feature many of the hottest trends, including large, open kitchens. DW Builders hope to start earthworks in the late summer or early fall, with home construction in the spring of 2014 and project completion in 2015. X See DW C3


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This renovation of the A & W restaurant in Chase is one of DW Builders’ recent commercial projects.

DW looking to future, residential and commercial X From C2

Information packages on Pacific Ridge Estates are available now at DW Builders’ office at 102925 Laval Crescent. Call 250-372-5516 for information. Meanwhile, DW Builders remains busy outside of perfecting its Pacific Ridge Estates community. The snow has melted, the sun is out and the winter blues are fading away. Now is the the time to begin upgrading and renovating your home. According to Wittal, the best way to begin determining what needs to be done this year is by doing a quick walkthrough of your home to see where Old Man Winter has worn it down. Start by replacing any windows and doors that allow cold drafts in, a job that will save you money on your heating bill. Wittal also suggests

checking the bathrooms for any moisture problems. Inspect how the harsh winter weather has impacted the exterior of the house. Has the paint begun to peel? Wittal says you should keep in mind there are other options for the exterior that do not require as much upkeep. By installing siding or other maintenance-free alternatives, you will save time and money in the long run. Finally, Wittal advises, take a close look at your walkways, your driveways and your foundation to ensure no visible cracking has taken place. Upgrades available for your home are endless and can range from major projects to quick fixes — all of which keep DW Builders busy. Some of this season’s most common requests are based on creating an open-concept feel, even

in a closed-concept home, work that can make an established home new again. This can be done by knocking out walls and employing a few clever tricks. Larger walk-in closets have also become popular, DW Builders vicepresident Mark Poulsen notes. “People are really into modernizing their homes,” he says, noting the trend is to remove dark wood and replace it with bright, light, and refreshing colours. While granite has always been around, it is definitely finding its place back in the top requests — not only as countertops, but as other focal points throughout the home. “Upgraded kitchen appliances have also made their way onto the latest trends list,” Wittal says. Many homeowners

no longer want the basic fridge, stove and dishwasher selection in their kitchen. Instead, they are requesting warming ovens, cappuccino machines, refrigerating drawers and other luxury items. Another big trend change is the size of the kitchen itself. A few years ago, people desired smaller kitchens so they could expand in other areas of the house, such as their great room. Now, however, homeowners realize people like to congregate in the kitchen, Wittal says. People like to watch others cook, he notes. They like to help out. “The days of the closed-in kitchens are gone,” he says. Homeowners are knocking out walls to allow the kitchen area to flow into other rooms of the house, Wittal says, noting islands are becom-

ing the focal points of the kitchen and are increasingly becoming bigger. Poulsen says he was recently in a home that had an island that reached over 12 feet in length and seven feet in width — great for hanging out. Expanding the ensuite bathroom has also become a common requests in the modern household, along with better lighting throughout the entire house. Poulsen suggests this is the time of year to start looking into making your home more energyefficient and upgrading your abode’s mechanical systems, such as installing a new furnace or heat pump. Maintenance-free items are on the rise, Wittal says,, as they allow those with a busy lifestyle to go about their day without worrying about constant upkeep. Whether it is the house itself, or a maintenance-free land-

scape, those who like to travel can do so without any hassle upon their return. One of the most requested upgrades of the season, however, is what the team at DW Builders calls “outdoor living.” “People like to be able to entertain at home,” Poulsen says. “They want to have everything they need to entertain right there in their backyard.” This includes custommade fire pits, outdoor wet bars and, of course, barbecue centres. Small, five-foot-deep play pools are also becoming popular once more. Customers want larger decks than they once did — and at multiple levels. “We are seeing more wood detail as well as post-and-beam trellises,” Wittal says. “They provide warmth at night and shade during the day,” he adds, noting outdoor heaters have also become popular.”


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OPEN HOUSE DAILY 112PM 135 St. Paul Street Pay no strata fees in 2013 Developer will pay BC Transition Tax Only 5 new townhomes each with a garage 2 bedrooms with en-suites and walk in closets Front deck & south facing patio with lovely green space

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LOCATION! • Easy access to to highway • Walking distance to Aberdeen Mall, Cityview shopping center and a dozen restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and the Cineplex Odeon • Close to Kenna Cartwright Park which has over 40km of nature trails for hiking and biking • Close to TRU • Quiet, well established neighbourhood • Amazing, unmatchable views • Located on bus route • Secure underground parking and bike storage • Visitor parking at the front entrance • Select units available with large patios and privacy dividers • Outdoor gazebo area for use by residents with unbelievable river and city views • Fitness Facility • Storage lockers available • BBQ’s permitted • Air conditioning • In-suite laundry • Pets and rentals allowed, dog park nearby

HARRISON VIE W STARTING AT

169,900

$

Including NET GST

Enjoy a summer BBQ on your patio

Hit the gym in the indoor fitness facility

Pets allowed and a dog park located nearby

OPEN HOUSE HOURS

THURSDAY - SUNDAY • 11 AM - 2 PM 156 VICTORIA STREET

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Brendan Shaw 250-319-4737

CREATIVE & SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS

Jennifer Huseby 250-318-5071 KAMLOOPS REALTY


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BUILDING REALITY

Before After

DW Builders is committed to providing our customers with quality construction - whether it is a small renovation, custom home or commercial construction project. We specialize in all types of construction from light commercial and lease hold improvements to custom homes in different classic and modern styles. We are very well known for our extensive renovations, including major overhauls and additions. Watch for updates and more information in upcoming articles of the New Home Buyer’s Guide!

BUILDERS 102 - 925 LAVAL CRESCENT • Ph: 250-372-5516 • Fax: 250-372-5179 • www.dwbuilders.ca


Why choose Library Square? C8 ❖ June 2013

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LOCATION! • Across the street from the Bus Exchange • Walking distance to 25 restaurants and local pubs • Walking distance to MacArthur Island Park • Walking distance to the North Shore Malls and Boutiques • NOT a Senior’s Home…there is a good mixture of young and old and everything in between • Direct buses to TRU every 30 minutes • An elevator ride to the North Shore Library • Gorgeous views • Secured underground parking • Secured lock-up for bicycles • Biking trails right outside Library Square • Mail delivered directly to Library Square, everyone has their own Mail Box • Beautiful lobby to relax and visit neighbors and friends • Amenity Room free to use by Owners for functions, parties, clubs, etc. • 2nd Floor Patio for the use by all Owners • Barbeques allowed on decks • Pets and rentals allowed

PHASE 3 NOW OPEN

STARTING AT

179,900

$

Including NET GST

Enjoy a walk or bike ride around MacArthur Park or Rivers Trail!

Over 25 restaurants within walking distance from your Door

Spend the day shopping- several local stores, just steps away

OPEN HOUSE HOURS

THURSDAY - SUNDAY • 1 PM - 4 PM 689 Tranquille Road

LibrarySquareKamloops.com WWW.TOTALCONCEPTDEV.COM LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Facebook.com/totalconceptdev Visit our show suite to learn about current promotions to save you money!

Deborah Petersmeyer 250-819-1108

CREATIVE & SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS

KAMLOOPS REALTY


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765 Notre Dame Dr., Kamloops B.C.

NEW HOMES

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2013 FortisBC Furnace Replacement Pilot Program!

The 2013 Kamloops Y Dream Home, in the Hidden Trails development at Mount Dufferin, was built largely by TRU’s School of Trades & Technology. KTW file photo

CHBA thanks Dream Home training sponsors The Canadian Home Builders’ AssociationCentral Interior (CHBACI) held a private reception last month to thank 35 sponsors who helped make the Y Dream Home training project a reality. Hidden Trails at Mount Dufferin, the residential development in which the house was built, was the project’s presenting sponsor and donated more than

$30,000. Ten diamond sponsors — Blue Green Architecture Inc., Certainteed, EMCO The Ensuite, Excel Industries Ltd., Fortis BC, Homex Development Corp., Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors, Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre, Logix ICF and Service Plus — each chipped in anywhere

between $10,000 and $29,000. Two dozen other sponsors were in the platinum range, having given anywhere between $5,000 and $9,999. Tickets for the Kamloops Y Dream Home Lottery can still be purchased online at ydreamhome.org, or at any YMCA/YWCA location in the Tournament Capital.

Replace your existing noncondensing gas furnace/boiler with an ENERGY STAR® qualified condensing model and receive a

$

800 rebate!* •must be installed and paid in full between April 22nd, 2013 and August 30, 2013.

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C O L D W AT E R T E R R A C E . C O M Juniper West STARTING AT $299,900 + TAXES

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IMAGINE WEEKENDS OFF

Maintenance free living at it’s finest What will you do with all your FREE TIME? Î Three amazing home plans to suit your individual lifestyle needs in Juniper. Î Coldwater Terrace features nine foot ceilings, beautifully landscaped yards and the convenience of a double car garage, just a few of the fabulous features our homes offer. Î Views, biking and hiking trails, schools, parks—even a baker—and all only a ten minute drive from downtown Kamloops.

BERT GATIEN 250-319-0227 • 1.888.374-3022 • bgatien@telus.net

Kamloops Realty 250-374-3022


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ADVERTORIAL

Bigger is better at Mountain View Estates See what a sense of community can be!

H O M E S

325/mo.

only $

• Panoramic view of Kamloops surrounding hillsides and mountains • Pets are allowed with manager approval (perimeter fence required) • Hospital & downtown within 5 minutes of location • Garages, sheds, decks & gardens welcome with manager approval • 6’ Privacy fence around perimeter of development • Dual paved driveways • All underground services, Telus high speed internet, Shaw Cable, Fortis Natural Gas • KIB sewer & water (not septic) • Landscaping - All lots include new top soil, sod & mature tree

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property, as each pad comes with sod and a mature tree. And, with large lots, there’s ample room for optional garages, sheds and carports, with a paved driveway included with purchase. All homes also include all underground services, and the development is equipped for Telus high-speed Internet, Shaw cable, Fortis natural gas and KIB sewer and water (not septic). The first phase of the development features 28 homes. Of those, Stewart said, 10 are already spoken for. For more information about Mountain View Estates — and to view floorplans and options — go online to metromodularhomes.ca.

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where between 1,000 and 1,890 square feet, with pricing ranging from $169,000 to $269,000. Residents of Mountain View Estates will not pay strata, but will only be subject to a $325 pad fee each month. Stewart said the development’s location is the big thing customers are after. “It’s off the highway, but there’s close access,” he said. “It’s five minutes to the hospital, five minutes to the North Shore, five minutes to downtown, and five minutes to Sahali. “It’s just a good central location.” In addition to interior choices, Stewart said homeowners will also have the option of adding an additional landscaping package — through Lyons Landscaping — to their

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It’s always nice to have options, and that’s exactly the case for potential homeowners looking to live in Mountain View Estates. The 74-home development, just off Ricardo Road, is slated to welcome its first residents later this summer — and, when they move in, they’ll be living in the house they picked, top to bottom. “There are unlimited floorplans to choose from,” said Greg Stewart, who is working with partner Robin McLachlan in developing the project. “And, there are unlimited options for flooring and colours.” Lots range in size from 550 square metres to 1,000 square metres. The homes themselves — provided by Metro Modular Homes — are any-

Landscape Design • Landscape Installation Yard Maintenance • Paving Stones Retaining Walls • Irrigation Systems • Pond Building

LYONS

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250-374-6965 www.lyonslandscaping.com

You’re ready to make your move. As BMO Bank of Montreal® Mortgage Specialists, we are available to meet you day or night, to offer you a choice of mortgages featuring competitive rates and flexible payment options. Mortgage Expertise at your doorstep 24/7

HOME FINANCING EXPERTISE - ON CALL: BEV WASSEN-HUNTER, Mobile Mortgage Specialist Cell. 250-572-6847 bev.wassenhunter@bmo.com FRANCO CAPUTO, Mobile Mortgage Specialist Cell. 250-682-1223 franco.caputo@bmo.com TM

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Bank of Montreal Making money make sense®

936 Yellowhead Highway Kamloops, BC V2H 1A2

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NEW HOMES

Steve Bucher Mortgage Consultant Expert advice, excellent service, exceptional rates 250.682.6077 425 Tranquille Road steve.bucher@migroup.ca www.mortgagebuilder.ca

MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE

How to buy when you can’t find what you like Everyone knows what it’s like — you have walked through countless houses and have not found what you like. Your realtor is scrambling to find you the right fit — but, it doesn’t have to be that way. Did you know your mortgage can include up to 20 per cent of your purchase’s value for renovations? That means you can make the house you find into your dream home and start that dream right away. On a $300,000 home purchase, you could spend up to $60,000 on renovations to make the home perfect for you. Here’s how it works: • Make your best deal on a home you can love. • Have a contractor provide you with a quote for all the work you plan to do. • Submit the quote and list of to the bank. • The bank must approve your plans up front. • All renovations approved by the bank will be funded after the work is complete. (You are responsible for all deposits and draws until all the work is complete.) • When you complete 100 per cent of the items on your quote, it is time for inspection.

• A professional appraiser will walk though the home and check the quality of the work and ensure all quoted work is complete. • If the appraiser approves, you will receive the construction monies from the bank.

• Pay your contractor bill. • Enjoy! Want to do the work yourself? You can get a list of all the materials with prices from a store, but your labor cannot be covered. Be aware, you often have to complete all

items on your list within 120 days. You don’t have to find the perfect house, use this program to make it perfect! For more information on this or other mortgage questions, please contact Steve Bucher with Mortgage Intelligence by email at steve.bucher@migroup.ca.

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