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Councillors chirpy on Twitter City’s Ajax Sometimes it works for them, sometimes it doesn’t — and not all on city council spend much time in Twitterverse report lands with a boom By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER
S NEWS BROKE ANOTHER WELL-KNOWN KAMLOOPSIAN WAS HEADED TO A JOB WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROPOSED AJAX MINE, COUN. DONOVAN CAVERS TOOK TO TWITTER. “Koopmans, Lacasse, Ofee [sic] #sellfrom the city, so I try to balance things outs,” he wrote from his account out, a bit of personal stuff a bit of city @DonovanCavers on July 24. stuff.” “I stand by my tweets,” Cavers told Cavers is among the most active — KTW when contacted about the tweet the and the most opinionated — councillors next day. on social media. But, he admits, some previous run-ins It’s not an approach everyone at city he’s had on the micro-blogging platform hall is eager to adopt, and not did inform the timing of his one that has always worked jab. The tweet went out after smoothly for Kamloops’ 10 p.m, what Cavers refers youngest councillor. to as the “wee hours” for For example, a recent tweet Kamloops tweeters. about councillor pay increases “It’s not one that I would led to an angry exchange I’ll post the odd put out in the middle of the between Cavers and others on city thing on day,” he said. Twitter. While the majority of the there, but I try Cavers is also the only city’s elected officials have councillor so far to spawn not to inundate an online presence, not all an online impersonator, people. of them are social-media Donovan_Cavers, who tweets hounds. impassioned condemnations of — Peter Milobar Ken Christian appears to meat and motor vehicles. mainly tweet pictures of local “So much water wasted events. to make ice, together we Marg Spina last used the can ban #icehockey from platform to talk about a North Kamloops. Can’t you play it Shore Business Improvement with a ball?” reads one typical Association open house — and before tweet, addressed in part to the Kamloops that, hadn’t tweeted in about a month. Blazers’ official Twitter account. And Mayor Peter Milobar’s feed is The fake account only sends tweets filled with sports talk and retweets from directly to other users and left Cavers teams and charities. trailing his impostor through the “I’ll post the odd city thing on there, Twittersphere, checking the impersonator’s account up to four times a day to but I try not to inundate people,” Milobar keep on top of its activity. said. While he fields the rare question or He’s even adopted his own catchphrase concern about city business, the account is “#underscorethedifference” to draw attenalso a personal one. tion to the only discrepancy between the “A lot of my friends on there aren’t
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Air blasts could shake houses, break windows, consultant says names of the two accounts. While he doesn’t know who’s behind the account, Cavers figures he’s attracted the online negativity because he’s one of the most Internet-active councillors. “I’m just on it more often, so something like this is more likely to occur,” he said. Arjun Singh, another high-volume Twitter user, suggests it’s also a difference of approach. “I think Donovan sometimes in his own way can be — I don’t know what the word is, but he seems to work in that more confrontational mode sometimes,” he said. “If someone is like that, I try to start a conversation in a more co-operative ARJUN manner and steer it in that SINGH direction.” Oftentimes, that means taking it off Twitter altogether, Singh said, either to email or his blog or to a phone call or face-to-face meeting. With only 140 characters per tweet “you can be very easily misunderstood, and that’s not of good value to anybody,” said Singh. But, unlike Milobar, Singh said it’s not uncommon for him to pick up concerns to raise at council using Twitter, either by looking at tweets that contain the word Kamloops or by having conversations with other users. XSee CAVERS A4
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Sonic booms from blasting at the Ajax copper and gold mine could shake houses and frighten pets more than 10 kilometres from the proposed mine site south of Aberdeen. According to a technical memo from consulting service Golder Associates Ltd. posted on the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office’s project information page for Ajax, blasting at the mine will create loud noises or “air blasts.” “The air blast can cause a house to vibrate and could potentially break windows,” wrote Bruce Bosdet, a senior geotechnical engineer for Golder. A 10-kilometre range would encompass downtown Kamloops, a large part of the South Shore and radiate into parts of the North Shore. The memo was originally sent to Jen Fretz, the City of Kamloops’ top staffer on the Ajax file, in May of this year. The city is consulting with Golder for geotechnical work to help analyze the impact the mine could have. While the memo suggests Ajax proponents KGHM do not plan to study the effects of air blasts as part of their environmental assessment, KGHM spokeswoman Robin Bartlett said they were included in the information requirements for the mine’s assessment, which were finalized at the beginning of June. Bartlett said she couldn’t comment on whether Golder Associates’ conclusions about the blast were accurate. “I don’t have the answer to that,” she said. “Those are the tests we’re doing to include in our submission.”
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Boy wants to help ﬁll food bank shelves again By Cavelle Layes STAFF REPORTER
The big-hearted 10-year-old is back and, this year, he is presenting Kamloops residents with an even greater challenge. Christian Beatty went into action last year after a fire destroyed a portion of the Wilson Street agency, including a lot of the stored food. Despite it being his first time planning such an event, his mother, Nichole Dill, wasn’t surprised by her son’s request, explaining he has always had a generous personality. “He doesn’t like to see people hurt or suffering,” she said. Christian’s big idea brought in 1,127 pounds of food, in addition to $1,100, and inspired the young philanthropist to continue the event annually. “He has been planning it out since last year,” Dill said. “He kept making us promise not to forget and he talked about it all year in school.” Wes Graham, the food-bank warehouse manager, said the agency is excited about Christian’s plans, noting last year’s total cre-
Christian Beatty is hoping Kamloopsians help him again this year in his plan to help out the Kamloops Food Bank. The 10-year-old first started his campaign last year after the agency was badly damaged by a fire. Dave Eagles/KTW
ated about 75 hampers. Christian said he doesn’t want to just meet last year’s goal, but is challenging Kamloops residents to help him surpass it. “I would like to fill my mom and dad’s car and truck twice,” Christian said.
The items most needed this time of year are canned meats — tuna, chicken and ham — Graham said, “as well as pasta and pasta sauce such as canned tomatoes and spaghetti sauce. Those are the items we are short on.” Things are falling into place a
lot easier this year, Dill said. “I think I was up 24 hours last year helping him prepare,” she said. A number of companies have also stepped forward to help, including Staples, which has provided a discount on flyers, Rogers
Rentals, which donated a tent, and National Car Rental, which donated a van to fill with food. Graham and the other foodbank staff are also extending a helping hand wherever they can. Christian will be at Cooper’s Foods in Valleyview on Aug. 3 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and at the Real Canadian Superstore on Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Those who would like to donate to Christian’s drive but cannot make the scheduled dates can call the family at 250-374-0405, to schedule a drop-off or pick-up time. They can also drop items off at the food bank — go to the large trailers across from the agency’s office building — and mention Christian’s name for them to be added into his total. The weigh-in at the food bank is scheduled for Aug 6. Meanwhile, work is continuing on an expansion to the Wilson Street building. Graham said the work has moved up out of the ground, with the foundation now poured, and everything is on schedule for a reopening by the end of the year.
Politicians celebrate highway expansion start O’Fee joins Ajax mine team Two highway widening projects that will see nearly 13 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway expanded to four lanes have kicked off. Federal and provincial MPs met in Pritchard on Monday, July 29, to celebrate the start the previously announced fourlaning from Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff and a second phase
of road improvements between Monte Creek to Pritchard. The Monte Creek portion of the project will see 7.5-kilometres of highway widened and a gradeseparated interchange installed at Pritchard. The Hoffman’s Bluff stage of the project will widen just under six kilometres of road in two phases. Construction on the first 2.8 kilometres
will be completed some time next year, and the province hopes to wrap the whole project up by the summer of 2015. The total cost to four-lane Highway 1 between Monte Creek and Hoffman’s Bluff is an estimated $110.6 million, $43.6 million of which will come from the federal government. Last week, the provincial government
announced it had reached an agreement with the Neskonlith Indian Band that will see ancestral remains discovered near the highway buried at a greater depth to keep them from being damaged by construction and truck traffic. The agreement was one of the last details that needed to be worked out for the project to begin.
John O’Fee a former Kamloops city councillor and CAO for the T’kemlups Indian Band is the latest get for the proponents of the Ajax copper and gold mine. O’Fee served on Kamloops city council for more than a decade, but resigned his seat in 2011 to spend two years as the TIB’s top administrator. He left that job in mid-June. O’Fee is also teaching commercial law at the Thompson Rivers University School of Business and sitting on the B.C. Health Professions Review Board, “I was going to look to do some work in my field,” he said. “I’ve been a lawyer the whole
time, even while I was working for the band, and this opportunity came along. I don’t think it’s a permanent thing, it’s for some period of months.” O’Fee said his consulting will most likely be real-estate related, the area of law in which he specializes. “They own a lot of real estate, and there’s some cross mineral rights and contracts and things that have to be done over the next several months.” O’Fee is the second prominent hire by KGHM this summer. Earlier this month, Kamloops Daily News editor Robert Koopmans left his position at the paper to become a communications specialist for the mine.
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“It’s a good conversation starter,” he said, “but I don’t think it’s a good conversation sustainer for very long.” Nelly Dever doesn’t have a Twitter account or a Facebook page beyond what she used for her election campaign, but she said she’s been thinking about making the leap online — though she wants to talk to Cavers, Singh and frequent tweeter Nancy Bepple first. “I want to get more feedback from them as to how much time are they putting into it, how much response are they getting when they are on Twitter, and is it worth the effort,” she said. She’s not sure yet what the public appetite for talking with councillors online in a public forum really is. “I find most people tend to still email,” she said. “And, I prefer email. “I know that once you put it on the Internet it’s on there forever, and people can do whatever they want with emails, even our city accounts, because of freedom of information. But you still feel like there’s some sense of integrity with it.” She thinks Twitter might make it easier to connect with another active group of users — the Kamloops’ media. “If I do see Twitter, it’s more, let’s say
Coun. Cavers. When he was involved with Bike to Work Week, he was always using his Twitter account,” she said. “I find the media is following him quite a bit. “For myself, when I did National Health and Fitness Day, I didn’t reach out to media in any shape or form and we didn’t have any media show up.” While Dever may join the Twitterers at City Hall, it’s unlikely Donovan_Cavers will be a player much longer. Though he was originally inclined to let his double be, Cavers has now filed a complaint with Twitter, asking for the fake account to be suspended. “There are ones that are fairly malicious, pretending I was the drunk man who got rescued from the river and that sort of thing,” Cavers said. That violates Twitter’s terms of service for fake accounts. Nor is the real Cavers’ Twitter account likely to become much less opinionated. “I just say it how it is, and I like to be that way, and I think people generally appreciate someone who kinda speaks their mind and isn’t guarded too much,” Cavers said. “But I guess eventually most people in the political realm have to do that.”
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When Francis Jean found out his brother had lymph node cancer, he decided he had to do whatever it took to spend more time with him — even if it meant biking across the country. Francis was a hunting and fishing kind of guy, while his brother, Rémi Jean, was an avid biker who loved nothing more than going on long treks. So, when Francis approached his brother about working in a little more bonding time, it came as little surprise he suggested they do it on two wheels. After reading an article about a 72-year-old who had just biked across Canada, Francis knew it was the adventure they needed. Rémi, however, wasn’t as enthusiastic. “He said that it was kind of crazy,” Francis said. But, he eventually agreed. The Vancouver-based siblings’ first cross-Canada trip was planned for 2010 but, just weeks from their departure date, a doctor found Rémi had a low blood count and urged him not to take part. Francis refused to do the trip without his brother by his side and instead went on a shorter 2,000kilometre ride. “I told him, ‘If I am able to do this then next year we could do the cross-Canada,’” Francis said. Francis completed the trek in 18 days — and then the brothers began planning. They made a goal of raising $100,000 on their journey — an amount which seemed lofty in the beginning. By the time they pedalled the last mile, however, their total rang in at $137,000. While Francis said he was grateful they raised so much money, the real goal was to spend more time with his brother. “We grew closer,” Francis said. “And, we will always be that way.” The most memorable moment on the crossCanada trek, Francis said, was arriving at the Terry Fox statue. “It was not a place to yell,” Francis said. “It was a place to be quiet, think and pray.” He said his brother never wanted to be compaired to Fox — but that didn’t stop people from doing so. In the presence of the statue, Francis said he couldn’t help but think about the suffering Fox went
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In fact, preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for British Columbians between the ages of one and 44, and claim the lives of more children in the province than all other causes combined.
We want to get you thinking about risk and consequences. Every day, more than 1,100 British Columbians are injured seriously enough by predictable and preventable injuries to
require medical attention. Of these, four die, 90 are hospitalized and some 26 are left partially or totally disabled. These injuries devastate lives. They also place an enormous burden on our health care system: at over $4 billion a year, the care and rehabilitation of victims of preventable injuries is one of the most significant costs to our province. —It’s time for this to change—
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Man arrested after standoff A Kamloops man is facing charges after police responded to a reported gunshot at a house at 8978 Grizzly Cr. Officers who arrived after the report late Sunday, July 28, found a lone male barricaded in the house, refusing to answer the phone or respond to police using a bullhorn. The standoff continued through the night, until RCMP used two distraction devices at the house, which led to the man opening the door. He left the house at the order of members of the emergency-response team and was taken into custody at 5:05 a.m. Police found a bullet hole in a wall in one room and other guns in the house.
Missing scooter recovered in park A scooter taken from a man last week who required it for transportation was recovered on Sunday, July 28, at Peterson Creek park. Bill Bundritt, 63, needs the vehicle to help with his mobility, which has been impaired by Parkinson’s disease. At about 5 a.m. on July 25, while going down Fifth Avenue, Bundritt was thrown from the scooter by a pair of males, who took it.
In the memo, Bosdet said sonic booms from the mine will likely be one of the first impacts to attract public attention and outrage. “Air-blast may be a matter of special concern to sound-sensitive individuals, including persons suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,” he wrote. The blasts may also disturb dogs, cats and wild animals, and Bosdet expects they will negatively impact property values in Aberdeen. While Bosdet said 10 kilometres would be the normal range of the air blasts, on days with
On Sunday, someone called police reporting something that looked like a scooter dumped in the park. Police have gone over the damaged vehicle for evidence of the offenders and returned it to Bundritt.
Retired teacher faces pornography charge A retired teacher with School District 73 is scheduled to appear in court in September on a charge of possession of child pornography. Kamloops RCMP Corp. Cheryl Bush said the charge against Jerry Waselenkoff, 65, comes from an ongoing investigation into child pornography, which began last October. Waselenkoff was in court last week for a first appearance. The investigation includes members of the integrated child-exploitation and integrated technological crimes units. Waselenkoff retired from the school district in June 2006.
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strong winds they could affect more of the city. It’s a wider range than the ground vibrations Ajax proponents KGHM predict will be felt by the mine. In a letter city council will discuss at its meeting today (July 30), KGHM external affairs manager Yves Lacasse said perceptible vibrations from blasting at the mine will be felt up to four kilometres from the site. Those living closest to the mine would feel vibrations that would be less than a “dozer passing an observer at a distance of 10 to 20 metres,” he wrote.
A Maple Ridge man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle he was riding just north of Red Lake left the road and rolled down a 50-foot embankment. Kamloops Rural RCMP said the 69-yearold had been riding the ATV with a relative just off the Tranquille-Criss Creek Road when the incident occurred on Saturday, July 28. The area is near a logging road known as Old Miner Road. Police said the ATV hit a large boulder before going over the embankment. No name has been released. The investigation continues.
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.C. NDP PRESIDENT Moe Sihota says an external review of the party’s performance in the May election will “look very much at the DNA of the NDP.” Early signs are not encouraging. Start with the five-member panel announced to conduct the review. The required “labour” representation is Cindy Oliver, president of the union representing college and university instructors, and Andy Ross, ex-president of COPE 378, which represents BC Hydro employees, among others. Another appointee is NDP MP Jinny Sims, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. If the party wants to further solidify its image as a lobby group for pension-subsidized government unions, it’s off to a great start. The terms of reference defy parody. In addition to unions, the panel required “more than one woman.” A sub-committee may be struck, if it has representation from “youth, women, labour, visible minority, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisesexual, transgendered, questioning).” I presume the party’s lengthy antiharassment policy will be read out to begin all meetings. Once they finally get down to business, the list of election campaign details they must examine is long. In addition to that, they must review “stakeholder relations including community leaders, business, social movement, ethnic communities, environmental movement,
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VICTORIA affiliated unions and the labour movement.” One of the excuses offered by leader Adrian Dix for the party’s defeat was the loss of 40,000 jobs in the B.C. forest industry. The suggestion is those people left for Alberta and, if they were still here, they would have voted NDP. That presumed solidarity has never existed in the private sector and, in fact, the highest-paid union workers have good reason to vote for lower taxes. To confirm B.C. and Canada’s “progressive” tax system, all they have to do is look at their pay stubs. The mandate for this review mentions not one actual public-policy issue. Here’s one the committee might kick around. Having lost the 2009 election campaigning against the carbon tax, the NDP is now calling for it to be increased and extended to greenhouse gases produced by industrial process emissions. A simple example is a cement kiln, which burns fuel to reach the
temperature at which the components are partially burned and cement is produced. Cement manufacturers pay carbon tax on the fuel, whether it’s natural gas or shredded tires, but not on the process. B.C. cement makers are already pleading for relief, because the fuelintensive process puts them at a price disadvantage with U.S. and Chinese producers. Further unilateral tax action by B.C. would only increase imports and potentially push B.C. firms out of business. Goodbye unionized private-sector jobs. Dix’s last foray in question period before the summer legislature session adjourned was a demand for the government to order BC Ferries to build its next three ships in B.C. Leave aside the NDP’s uncritical zeal for state control and its ill-fated experiment with aluminum fast ferries. The most likely bidder for this work is Seaspan, with shipyards in Esquimalt and North Vancouver. Seaspan is hiring almost 2,000 people to build ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. It will be flat out to get that done and the company president can’t yet say if it has the capacity and skilled labour to bid on BC Ferries ships. Seaspan has to operate in the real world of limited resources. So does the NDP, but it’s not clear if it can find itsa way out of its thicket of special interests and stale economic notions. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.
Various individuals and organizations want the province to force B.C. Ferries management to have three newly announced ships built by a B.C. shipyard. It’s not as simple as just mandating it, then telling the ferry corporation to “get ’er done.” Even Brian Carter, the president of Seaspan Shipyards, which owns and operates Victoria Shipyards in Esquimalt, acknowledged his company will have to look at what’s being asked for first, before it can determine whether it has the capacity to commit to such a project. A perfect scenario would see the ships built in B.C. on time and on budget and with much of the work and jobs coming to Victoria Shipyards, the largest of Seaspan’s three B.C. facilities. But, as the ferry corporation found when it commissioned its Celebration-class vessels some years back, international companies are well-equipped to handle such orders and will provide stiff competition for B.C. firms that are only in recent years picking up steam again. We’d love to trumpet the regional economic activity that would be created by the further expansion of shipbuilding capabilities in Esquimalt. At the same time, taxpayers will be footing the bill fand it behooves the corporation to seek out the best value for money. Determining whether the creation of a number of short-term, well-paying jobs is more important than the potential to overspend for this project is a job for government, not the B.C. Ferry Corporation. The Liberals, despite saying they will let B.C. Ferries make the final decision, have to make sure the corporation is absolutely clear on government’s viewpoint on that issue.
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Re: Trudeau continues conversation on caring again: “I hate Harper. He is not a leader, just a dictator who forces his values on people. I really hope that he gets kicked out next time. “I know that people say the Liberals in the past were no better and that does have some truth to it. It’s the old saying that politicians are like diapers — you have to change them regularly [for the same reasons].” — Andrew McLean “Pulling teeth is better than voting Conservative.” — Larry McCutcheon
Re: Radio Silence: Kamloops RCMP switching to encrypted radios: “This really sucks.” — Stacey Hansen
Re: Kitimat ocean program set for oil tankers: “The only scientists that Harper is keeping around are the ones that will support the FEDS and the Bitumin producers. Is this a big surprise?” — Anna Eastman
LEAFING THROUGH SUMMER Five-year-old Reanna Brandenburg and her mother Rosanna share time reading at the North Kamloops Library. They were taking part in the Summer Reading Club’s “Send Me a Postcard” drop-in activity on Wednesdays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer. The program is still open for participants. Children from birth to 18 years of age can be registered at either library branch. Dave Eagles/KTW
New Ajax hires won’t sway view Editor: Re: (‘O’Fee latest new hire at Ajax Kamloops office,’ KTW online): Let KGHM, the company behind the proposed mine near here, know loud and clear you don’t build trust in this community by hiring pr luring with a lucrative offer so-called high profile Kamloops people like former RCMP superintendent Yves Lacasse and Kamloops Daily News editor Robert Koopmans. It simply lets me instantly form a negative opinion of these two people, whom I formerly respected, especially. Koopmans. An excellent hairdresser, upon moving to another salon, may be able to bring her clientele along with her expertise but, in this case, it will most certainly work the opposite. All those people opposing the insanity with this mine within city limits will certainly form a different opinion of these new KGHM employees while still maintaining their ongoing opposition to this plan and seeing the laughable effort of KGHM to even undertake this ploy. It’s so sad to sell our beautiful city, the Communities in Bloom winner, the Tournament
Capital of Canada city, down the garden path for this immensely short-sighted and devastating plan affecting the health of the citizens now and in the future. Good luck Robert and Yves. And, for KGHM, keep on trolling, the people of Kamloops opposing this mine are not that stupid to fall this latest PR stunt. Sigi White Kamloops
Do they know something we don’t? Editor: I find it interesting we now have three highprofile members of Kamloops society joining the ranks of the Ajax mining office in our fair city. First of all, I wish all three individuals the best of good fortune as they move into their new venture. Secondly, do these three people know something that we do not know? Thanks to KTW reporter Andrea Klassen for bringing this to our collective attention. Lawrence Beaton Kamloops
Editor: Re: (‘Communication Breakdown: Will transparency suffer when RCMP goes digital?,’ KTW, Tuesday, July 23): I think the only reason the RCMP wants to switch is so the public doesn’t know what they do when there is misconduct. Within the force, it’s not the criminals who cause most problems. I think having someone assist the police force in catching criminals; if it wasn’t for the public, they would be lost when something does go down. It takes the RCMP a long time to respond to calls and the public needs to speak up and tell them where the criminals have gone. I agree having access to a scanner and the police using channels that can be heard by the public does help criminals a bit. I think there could be more crime without the public being able to help the RCMP. I strongly don’t agree with the police cutting the public out. The police work for us, we are the ones who pay the taxes that goes to their salaries but the public gets no say when it comes to the police themselves. Len Moore Kamloops
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An open letter to all Canadians Bell Canada is taking the unusual step of writing to all Canadians today. As the nation’s longest-serving telecommunications company, established shortly after Confederation in 1880, we would like to ensure Canadians clearly understand a critical situation impacting their world-leading wireless industry. Verizon Communications, a $120-billion US telecommunications giant with 100 million wireless customers, is considering entering the Canadian market. A company of this scale certainly doesn’t need handouts from Canadians or special regulatory advantages over Canadian companies. But that is exactly what they get in the new federal wireless regulations. Bell welcomes any competitor, but they should compete on a level playing ﬁeld. Fair competition is something Canadians demand and something Bell expects too after 133 years of investment in delivering world-class communications services to Canadians.
Unintended advantages for American giants: How we got here The federal government has recently taken an activist role in regulating Canada’s wireless industry. That includes giving various beneﬁts to small startup wireless competitors. With Ottawa’s help, the new companies have become part of the vigorously competitive Canadian wireless marketplace. But the government inadvertently left holes in the wireless rules that would give big US corporations the same extraordinary advantages as the small startups. And all Canadians are on the hook to pay. Verizon has said it’s looking at taking advantage of this unique opportunity. We do not believe a US company 4x the size of Canada’s entire wireless industry combined requires special help from Canada. It’s profoundly unfair to all Canadians, and Ottawa needs to close the loopholes.
3 loopholes in the rules Under federal regulations originally designed for startup competitors, Verizon would actually get these beneﬁts… 1. Verizon would be able to buy twice as much of Canada’s airwaves as Canadian companies like Bell can in an upcoming auction of wireless spectrum – the airwaves that carry your calls and data. These airwaves are a public resource, and access to them is critical to providing you with world-leading wireless services. When Ottawa auctions off Canada’s airwaves for use by telecommunications companies, it gets signiﬁcant revenues. These are public funds. It is inappropriate for our own government to essentially reserve a public resource for a company like Verizon to the detriment of Canadian companies. In doing so, the government will also reduce federal auction revenue signiﬁcantly – by potentially hundreds of millions of dollars. A loophole that gives US companies access to twice as much of our airwaves and at a lower cost is an unfair advantage, paid for by Canadians. 2. They get to piggyback on the networks of Canadian carriers wherever they don’t want to invest and build their own. Under the rules, Verizon would have the right to offer wireless service using the advanced networks funded by Canadian companies and built by Canadian workers. Industry experts say a Verizon wouldn’t need to build its own network throughout Canada, invest in Canada’s rural communities, or support Canadian jobs like Canadian wireless companies do. Instead, they would concentrate on a few big urban centres, forcing Canadian carriers to do the same while potentially cutting jobs and slashing costs in order to compete. 3. Verizon can acquire smaller Canadian competitors – but Bell and other Canadian wireless companies can’t even try. American players like Verizon can buy up new Canadian wireless companies like Wind Mobile and Mobilicity at cut-rate prices – including their existing spectrum holdings previously subsidized by Canadian taxpayers. Yet Canadian carriers like Bell are restricted from competing to acquire these Canadian startups, even if the new companies want it to happen. That means Verizon gets them for below-market value. What did Ottawa get from the United States in return for this unprecedented access to Canada? Nothing. No reciprocity in the US for Canadian companies. In fact, can you even imagine Canadian wireless companies getting preferred access to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago?
3 straightforward ways to close the loopholes The Bell team is ready to compete with anyone for your business on a level playing ﬁeld. But big US companies taking advantage of rules designed to help Canadian startups is just not on the level. To get wireless policy back on track, we propose that… 1. Canadian wireless carriers should be able to bid for the same amount of Canada’s airwaves as Americans can. 2. US operators entering Canada should roll out wireless service across the country, just as Canadian companies have. 3. If a small Canadian wireless company seeks a buyer, Canadian carriers should be allowed to bid, just as the Americans can. US giants don’t need special help from the Canadian government, and Canadians shouldn’t have to pay their way into the country. Instead, let’s give Canada’s own communications companies a fair chance to compete with them. Sincerely,
George Cope, President and CEO, Bell Canada and BCE
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TUESDAY, July 30, 2013 ❖ A11
We’re not the only ones concerned “Why would Ottawa create a policy environment that favours a U.S. telecom giant and deliberately trashes the shareholders of the major Canadian wireless players?” Terence Corcoran, Financial Post, June 27, 2013
“But there is no basis for the Commission to give certain large companies a regulatory hand-out… so they can acquire spectrum… at a substantial discount over the price that would otherwise be received.” Verizon, Regulatory ﬁling to the FCC on U.S. Incentive Auctions, March 12, 2013
“In fact a report published last week commissioned by the CRTC suggested a similar conclusion (that wireless prices have come down meaningfully since 2008) – so we’re not entirely sure where Industry Canada is getting its data about the market not being competitive. Then again, the government wouldn’t let a little data get in the way of a good lever for getting votes, and that’s clearly what is going on here.” Bob Bek, CIBC World Markets, July 12, 2013
“The perception that Canadian prices are high relative to other jurisdictions has been seized upon by the government as an invitation to intervene and deliver lower prices. But the perception is false and the invitation is illogical.” Dr. Jeffrey Church and Andrew Wilkins of the University of Calgary, The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2013
“…the federal government’s anything-goes market interventions to support a fourth carrier have so gerrymandered the rules to favour Verizon sweeping in that any investor seriously interested in buying shares in Canadian telecom companies should be spooked.” Sean Silcoff, The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2013
“This will mean signiﬁcant layoffs which could easily trump the hiring to be done by Verizon, which besides a needed presence in retail outlets, should be able to initially handle a lot of functions (marketing, billing) from the United States.” Adam Shine, National Bank Financial, June 26, 2013
“Unlike the national incumbents in Canada, we wonder if Verizon has a strategy for wireless broadband in rural markets, a key political consideration for the current Conservative Government.” Dvai Ghose, Canaccord Genuity, July 2, 2013
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Hotel’s lengthy expansion ready to make a splash After several years and millions of dollars, a major renovation of Hotel 540 is a wrap. The Victoria Street hotel opened its open-air reception area, fitness centre and pool and patio area during the last several weeks, completing the last of three phases of exterior and interior renovations. “It’s very new and we’re very excited obviously,” said general manager Bryan Pilbeam. “It’s taken a few months to get through it all, I think six months in all. It’s a large project and a great, great complement to the rest of the hotel.” The latest phase includes a glasswalled reception area with outdoor chandelier, a waterfall and hot tub in the pool area and facilities for barbecue events, as well as the usual dinner service.
Previously known as the Executive Inn, the hotel rebranded in 2009 to pursue business-class travellers and revamped its guest rooms and exterior. While the pool and fitness area was the final piece of construction planned at 540, Pilbeam said there’s still one thing missing from the hotel. “We still have a space underneath the pool on the corner of 5th Avenue and Victoria that we’re hoping to lease out as a spa,” he said. Pilbeam said while he’s already fielding questions from the general public about how to access the poolside patio, the hotel will be reserving the space for guests only. Renovations are complete at Hotel 540 on Victoria Street with the opening of a new reception area, fitness centre and pool. Dave Eagles/KTW
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Citrus will be the spice at former Sgt. O’s To answer the question Chris Austin gets most, no, Sgt. O’Flaherty’s pub won't be returning when Kamloops’ new Doubletree by Hilton hotel opens its doors on St. Paul Street next month. “Sgt. O’Flaherty’s is now gone” said Austin, sales manager for the Kamloops Doubletree. “That’s usually the first question people ask, if Sgt. O’s is still on site, but I think people will be really pleased when they see the new lounge and restaurant.” It’s not the only change made to the former Coast Canadian Inn, which shut down in January 2012 after Coast Hotels pulled its name from the building. After standing vacant most of a year, the building underwent about $5 million in interior and exterior renovations. “Literally, the hotel was down to the bare bones,” Austin said. “It's seen a full renovation from the foundation up and virtually ey area of the hotel has been part of that.” For the most part, the 36 unionized staff members who worked at the old hotel won’t be returning. “Most of them, quite frankly, have moved on,” said Austin. “The hotel was closed for well over a year. There’s a couple old staff members that were here originally but, for the most part, we’re looking at all new staff here and management as well." The new 100-room Hilton will cater mainly to corporate business travellers, Austin said, though he thinks the hotel’s downtown location will also make it attractive to vacation travellers who prefer to stay with an internationally recognized brand. “It's not your mom and dad’s old Coast Canadian Inn,” he said. “I think what you’ll find is it’s definitely upscale for downtown. If you look at the changes that have happened at the 540 and the new Sandman Signature coming in, it’s going to compliment the product in the downtown very well.” In place of Sgt. O'Flaherty’s, the hotel will have a Citrus restaurant and lounge, which will feature international flavours alongside the usual steaks and salads. Both hotel and restaurant are scheduled to open for business on Aug. 8.
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A little-noticed federal ocean-monitoring program around Kitimat is the clearest signal yet that the federal government is preparing the region for crude oil tanker traffic, Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver said. Weaver was catching up on his scientific reading after the B.C. election when he stumbled on a line – “almost a throwaway” – in the April issue of Canadian Ocean Science Newsletter. “A major initiative in planning is the complementary measures project for the area surrounding Kitimat British Columbia to support planned oil traffic,” it says. Government scientists who developed the system in the Gulf of St. Lawrence say it is to help “search and rescue, oil-spill response and to ensure safe and navigable waterways.” Weaver said the project goes well beyond research and represents a major ongoing budget commitment by Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to forecast ocean conditions for oil-tanker traffic. “My conclusion is, come hell or high water, the intention of the feds
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right now is to ship bitumen to Asia through Kitimat,” Weaver said. “Whether it be through rail or through pipeline, it’s going to happen and I don’t think that British Columbians are getting the whole picture here.” Environment Canada spokesman Mark Johnson issued a statement confirming the program was funded in the 2012 federal budget, under the government’s “responsible resourcedevelopment” initiative. Its purpose is to “to improve the scientific understanding of diluted bitumen products and to improve operational capabilities to provide timely scientific assessment in the event of an oil spill. “The government of Canada is increasing research into nonconventional petroleum products to fortify Canada’s marine prevention, preparedness and response
capabilities. “In terms of ocean forecasting, Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada will bring specific contributions to the this overall goal in the provision of high-resolution surface winds forecasts along the complex waterways from Kitimat to Hecate Strait area, as winds play an important role as input to oil spill modelling assessment.” A federal assessment panel is preparing recommendations for the federal cabinet on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, which would deliver diluted bitumen from Alberta to the Kitimat port. Weaver said Ottawa’s apparent rush to export heavy crude increases the pollution risk on land and ocean, and also works against development of a petrochemical industry in Canada.
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too old. Mark Klevinas of Burnaby Lake Canoe and Kayak Club is Team B.C.’s head coach. The canoe and kayak events begin on Aug. 12 and wrap up on Aug. 15 at Lac des Nations, parc Jacques-Cartier. Stanislav Marek of the Czech Republic was named the Kamloops club’s new head coach earlier this year. Each of the local athletes had good things to say about what Marek has brought to the table since joining the club in the Spring. “Stan is awesome,” Goddard said. “I haven’t had a coach yet that I’ve had the same kind of continual consistent improvement with. “Stan’s methods are really efficient. I’ve seen improvement and I haven’t peaked yet.” Marek will not join Team B.C. in Quebec, but he will be in the Kamloops paddlers’ corner at nationals in Montreal. “These Game will be good prep for nationals,” said Mclean, who is still recovering from a back injury suffered in a car accident last year. “Yes, you’re focusing on doing really well, but you’re making new friends and meeting people from all over the
ROOF THE Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club is producing top-level talent can be found in the number of paddlers it’s sending to the Canada Summer Games. Four of the club’s members — Jake Goddard, Zach Morgan, Brook Mclean, all 17, and Keiffer Johnson, 18 — will attend the event, which gets underway on Friday, Aug. 2, in Sherbrooke, Que. Team B.C. has 18 paddlers and two alternates, all of whom qualified after strong showings earlier this year at provincial-team trials at Shumway Lake and Canada Games trials in Burnaby. “It’s pretty cool to be able to meet athletes from around the country,” said Goddard, the only Kamloops paddler who will compete in a kayak, with the other three entered in canoe events. “These are going to be the guys within the next 10 years who are going to World Cup events and the Olympics. “I’m really excited to race against the guys Zach Morgan (left), Jake Goddard and Brook Mclean will represent the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club on Team B.C. at the Canada Summer Games, who can kick my ass. which get underway in Sherbrooke, Que., on Friday, Aug. 2. Keiffer Johnson will join his Kamloops teammates at the Games. Dave Eagles/KTW To watch them race, to watch them pull away next-generation Olympians.) “Nationals is definitely the bigGoddard said. place.” from me on the start line . . . it The Canada Games — held in ger event because I could poten“If that’s good enough to hit shows me what I have to do to get Kamloops in 1993 — is a strictly tially qualify for Olympic Hopes,” the podium, then great, but, to be Fundraising rafﬂe there.” amateur event held every two years, Morgan said. realistic, I don’t see that happening There will be raffle tickets on With competition ranging in age alternating between the winter and “I’m just going to try and have because they are older and stronger.” sale at Cooper’s Foods in Westsyde from 17 to 21, the Kamloops athmy best races and hit some personal summer competitions. Morgan said the CSG is a prestibetween 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on letes are not expected to reach the Goddard, Morgan and Mclean bests [at the CSG].” gious team event, but he is focused Thursday, Aug. 1. podium, instead using the Games as will still be eligible to represent B.C. (Olympic Hopes is an on the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak The money raised will go toward a measuring stick for the future. in 2017 when the CSG will be held annual development regatta helping the Kamloops paddlers get “I’m setting my goals to set some Championships, slated to get underin Winnipeg, while Johnson will be held in Europe, geared toward way in Montreal on Aug. 27. to Quebec. personal-best times and have fun,”
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Marathon so nice they won it twice Ryan Day of Cache Creek and Catrin Jones of Victoria repeated as champions at the Kamloops Marathon on Sunday, July 28. A member of the St’uxwtéws (Bonaparte) Indian Band, Day crossed the finish line in 2:42:19.9, just under seven minutes slower than his winning mark in 2012. Day struggled with stomach problems throughout the race. Jones bested her 2012 time by almost two minutes, finishing this year in 2:50:48.9, about 19 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. The top Kamloops finishers in the full marathon were Jonathan Behnke
(3:07:02.5) on the men’s side and Melanie Reed (4:15:21.1) on the women’s side. The half marathons were also run on Sunday, with Luke Harrison of Sun Peaks (1:26:57.1) winning the men’s division and Tanya Humeniuk of Vancouver (1:32:31.3) claiming the women’s title. The top Kamloops runners were Phillip Sigalet, who placed fourth in the men’s race in 1:31:42.6, and Allie McDaniel, who was fourth in the women’s race in 1:44:44.6. Both the men’s and women’s 10-kilometre and five-kilometre races were held on Saturday, July 27. Winning gold in the men’s 10-kilome-
tre race was Alain Bondeau of Kamloops in 39:33.1. Fellow Kamloopsian Bryce Turner was second with a time of 40:39.5. Runners from the Tournament Capital owned the podium in the women’s 10-kilometre race, with Yvonne Timewell placing first in 43:23, Rolena DeBruyn winding up second with a time of 49:14.4 and Erica Gray winning bronze in 49:51. Kamloops runners also dominated the five-kilometre men’s race. Riley Endean won gold in 21:25.1, Marcus Allen won silver in 24:08.1 and Charlie Bruce was third in 24:39.8. Faryn Brown of Kamloops won the women’s five-kilometre race with a time of 22:09.3.
Blazers clean up at B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony The Kamloops Blazers took centre stage at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame induction dinner in Penticton on Friday, July 26. Kamloops product Mark Recchi, who played two seasons with the Blazers and now is a part-owner of the WHL franchise, went into the hall, as did the 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 Blazer teams, both of which were Memorial Cup winners. General manager Bob Brown, architect of both cupwinning squads, and former Blazer bench boss Don Hay attended the Peach City cer-
emony. Hay was an assistant coach with the Blazers in 1986 and was head coach from 19921993 to 1994-95. Recchi played for Kamloops between 1986 and 1988 before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to become a three-time Stanley Cup champion, racking up 577 goals and 1,533 points in 1,652 regularseason NHL games. Also inducted to the hall on Friday were Marc Crawford, former head coach of the Vancouver Canucks; former
NHLer Paul Kariya; and builders Nancy Wilson and Colin Patterson. Wilson became the first female inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Local course hosts provincial golf tourney Eaglepoint Golf Resort is hosting the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship, which got underway on Monday, July 29, and wraps up on Wednesday, July 31. The 124-player tournament — which features two age divisions, 55 to 64 and 65 and
up — is a 54-hole stroke-play gross competition. Featuring rolling terrain and impressive views, the par72, 6,393-yard track will be a strong test for those chasing the trophy, which will be handed out when the action wraps up on Wednesday afternoon. Last year’s champion Sandy Harper of Nanaimo is back to defend his title.
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Szakal claims second national title Jason (The Jackal) Szakal of LaRoche World Gung Fu and Kickboxing added another title to his resumé at the Canadian Wushu Sanda Championships in Cochrane, Alta., on Saturday, July 27. The Kamloops product became the national champion in the 75-kilogram weight class with a technical-knockout victory in the final. When his opponent
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2013 BC SENIORS GAMES VENUE The tennis events at the 2013 BC Seniors Games will be held at the Kamloops Tennis Centre, Exhibition Park and Riverside Park.
Kamloops will host the 2013 BC Seniors Games from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24, 2013. The city is expecting about 3,500 athletes, ages 55 and up, to attend the Games, which will feature more than 20 events, ranging from cribbage to ice hockey. KTW continues its biweekly feature page, with each page focusing on one of the Games’ events.
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Graeme Hope has been playing tennis all of his life and will be competing in the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops. “I started when I was about 10 years old,” he said. “My parents played tennis so I just sort of tagged along and learned how to play. I just liked it. It’s fun chasing the ball.” Hope is just one of many seniors who are looking forward to participating in the tennis event at the Games, which get underway on Aug. 20.
“I like playing against people my own age. You’re both at the same kind of physical ability,” Hope said. There are six separate age categories for participants to enter, ranging from seniors age 55 to 80 and up. The event features men’s and women’s singles and doubles and a mixed-doubles category. Hope would like to see more seniors try tennis in the River City. “It’s a simple game to get into,” he said. “You just need a racket that costs $50 and a pair of shoes. If you have reasonable hand-eye co-ordination, it’s not that hard to at least play at a
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The finished effect will vary but it generally comes out with a random all-over pattern that looks like an abstract painting. The hanky tie: In this design, you pinch the t-shirt and let the edges fall like a hanky, then tie three elastic bands at even intervals from top to bottom creating four separate areas to hold the dye. This design looks like a bulls eye or an explosion when done. â€˘ Put on gloves and soak your ready tied T-shirt in a bucket with soda ash dissolved in it. This will help the dye bond to the fabric more easily. Most dye kits come with soda ash but, if not, it can also be purchased at the local craft store. â€˘ Wring out the extra water from the shirt and place it on the table. Now comes the fun part â€” dying the shirts. Starting with yellow, squeeze the dye onto the shirt. Saturate one area of the shirt but do not cover the whole shirt, leaving three-quarters of the shirt white. Next squeeze the magenta next to the yellow area, saturating one third of the shirt with magenta. It is OK if the magenta mixes with the yellow as it will make orange. Finally, squeeze the remainder of the shirt with blue. If the blue runs into the magenta, it will make violet, if the blue runs into the yellow, it will make green. If you are using the hanky tie design, try to keep your colours separate and inside the tied sections. If you are doing the twisty knot or the brain, you can saturate your shirt in any combination you like.
â€˘ Place the T-shirt in a bag overnight, wash it out with cool water the next day and let dry. Congratulations! You have just created your own one of a kind hand tie dyed T-shirt just as beautiful and unique as the person who created it. Karla Pearce has been teaching children tie die and other crafts in her art camps for the last 20 years. She is currently accepting registration for Karla Pearce Art Camps running Aug. 12 to Aug. 16 and Aug. 26 to Aug. 30 at the Karla Pearce Art Gallery. For more information, go online to karlapearcegallery.com.
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Lots to take in at Kamloopa Powwow By Cavelle Layes STAFF REPORTER
Exciting competitions, delicious food and one-of-a-kind art are just some of the things that make the Kamloopa Powwow a memorable event each year. The three-day event is gearing up for another year of fun and excitement but, while many locals enjoy it each year, some still do not understand what the pow wow is. Pow wow co-ordinator Jesse Jacobs said many people misunderstand the event, thinking it serves a cultural, traditional or even religious purpose. “It is a lot of things to a lot of people,” Jacobs said. While it does have traditional background, at its heart, a pow wow is really one big competition, he explained. The Kamloops Powwow hosts a number of dance competitions including fancy and chicken and extends through various age groups from children to the golden age. Each dancer performs in front of a panel of judges who rank them based on various factors including grace, skill and creativity. Those who win not only get bragging rights, but also a sum of cash. First place gets $1,000, Jacobs said, enough of a prize to enciyrage dancers to follow the “pow wow trail,” competing at a different one each week,often across the country. X See POWWOW B8
A native dancer performs in competition at the 2010 Kamloopa Powwow. KTW file photo
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Dancers and drummers come from all over North America to compete at the Kamloopa Powwow, Jacobs said. This gives Kamloops residents the chance to see some of the country’s best performers in one place. “We often have visitors from Germany and Australia calling in to ensure their vacations are scheduled around the event,” Jacobs said. Those who have never attended should be sure to check out the grand entry, Jacob said. “It is a huge sight that you will never see anywhere else,” he said. He makes a point of watching it each year. “It is one of my proudest moments.” There will be a large selection of food options available at the powwow grounds, Jacobs said, adding Indian tacos are a must-try. Jacobs also encourages attendees to take a walk around the vendor area,
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noting the many artists who have their work on display. “In some cases, it is exactly what you expect to see there,” Jacobs said. “In other cases, it is it is one-of-a-kind work that you will never find anywhere else.” Art Is An Auction was introduced to the schedule last year and will be making an appearance once again, Jacobs said. This year’s event, however, will be held in memory of Jesse and Dave Seymour, both of whom passed away last year.
Jesse Seymour was a local musician and one of the dances will be dedicated to him. Dave Seymour designed the posters for msot of the past pow wows and the art auction is dedicated to him. Everything begins Aug. 2 and ends on the fourth with the grand entry scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday. Adult admission is $10 a day or $20 for the weekend, while children and those over 65 get in free. Sunscreen and hats are strongly suggested, Jacobs said, as the powwow grounds tend to get hot.
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The 2014 S-Class might be the best car ever By Lorne Drury METROLAND MEDIA wheelstalk.com
O, WHAT’S THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD? That’s a question I’ve been asked from time to time when people learn I’m an automotive journalist. It’s a tough one to answer, but MercedesBenz is staking claim to that title with its flagship S-Class sedan. And, even in competition with the likes of luxury leaders like the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS, Jaguar XJ and the newest superstar, the Tesla model S, it would be hard to vote against the S-Class after driving the next-generation 2014 S550 4MATIC from Toronto up to cottage country north of the city. This is a car that just exudes luxury and one equally at home self-driven or chauffeurdriven, like it is in many parts of the world. Either way, sit back and enjoy the ride because it is as comfortable and enjoyable as any vehicle on the planet. And, this newest version is chock full of so many tech goodies it will make your head spin. Design-wise, the S-Class is attractive and aerodynamic, but not in a classic head-turning way like many luxury sports cars on the market. Understated elegance is the way many superrich sedan buyers like it to be — they want to drive under the radar, so to speak. Talking about aerodynamics, the new S-Class has an amazing co-efficient of drag of 0.24, best of any luxury sedan out there and second only to the new Mercedes CLA with a CD of 0.22. Set to arrive in Canada later this year, Mercedes-Benz will be offering only one model of the 2014 S-Class on these shores — the S550 4MATIC in both standard- and longwheelbase versions.
Later on, an S63 AMG 4MATIC will join the fleet. Other variants will be available in Europe and elsewhere in the world, but MercedesBenz Canada has decided to go only with the permanent all-wheel driver version here because of the inclement weather most parts of Canada experience in the winter months. Only one powertrain will be available in the S550 — a 32-valve DOHC 4.7-litre V8 with twin turbos, producing 449 horse power and 516 pound-feet of torque. It is matched with a 7G-tronic Plus automatic transmission. This combination will take the car from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. With so much technology in this car, it’s tough to know where to start to tell you about it. But, the one new feature that most people will want to know about is an optional high-tech cruise-control system called distronic-plus with steering assist. In effect, the car can drive itself for short periods of time using information from a 3D stereo camera and radar sensors around the car. Steer-assist automatically keeps the car in the middle of its lane on straight roads and minor bends if lane markings are clearly visible. The system detects if the driver’s hands are removed from the steering wheel and it emits a warning and deactivates the steering control if
The new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class arrives in Canada this November in the form of the 2014 S550 4MATIC, in both standard- and long -wheelbase variants. Later on, the S63 AMG 4MATIC will also go on sale here.
the situation warrants it. It will steer the car for up to 10 seconds. This is just one of a multitude of features that make up what Mercedes-Benz calls Intelligent Drive. The aim is to prevent accidents by detecting and warning against danger through systems that support the driver. Lane-departure warning systems have been around for a while, but the S-Class goes a step further with active lane-keeping assist that prevents the driver from inadvertently crossing a broken line if there is risk of a collision by applying braking to one side of the vehicle to pull it back in its lane.
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Hyundai Canada working with ﬁnancially challenged families to get kids into hockey per cent), equipment (23 per cent), and out-of-town travel (28 per cent) as the game’s highest individual cost elements. Hyundai Auto Canada decided to do something about the escalating cost by launching Hyundai Hockey Helpers in 2012 with a partnership with KidSport Canada, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help deserving families pay for registration fees and equipment. Last year, the program provided grants to 1,879 kids so they could participate in the 2012/2013 season.
For ease of parking in tight spots, a parking assist program is standard on S-Class to both find a suitable parking spot and also help you park the car. During the press launch, we sampled most of these programs and more and, just when you thought you were finished, the engineers had something else new to show off. Much of it is mindboggling stuff. But, technology is only a small part of what takes the S-Class to the top of the luxury sedan mountain. Interior fit and finish is superb as both driver and passenger are coddled in the lap of luxury with plush leather upholstery, beautiful wood trim, and even an interior-air balance package with filtration, ionization and fragrance diffuser to keep the cabin air fresh. There is even what they call a warmth and comfort package available that features heated door panels, arm rests, steering wheel and seats to help us get through our cold winter days here. Of course, the seats are cooled, too, in the warm weather. These seats are as comfortable as you’ll find anywhere and Mercedes-Benz even offers a hot-stone massage feature. In the rear, you can
flip up a footrest and recline for a nap, all the while enjoying a back massage. The centre of the dash features one of two 12.3-inch high-resolution colour screens for the infotainment system and instrument cluster. Of course, a car of this calibre must have a sound system to match and the top-end Burmester sound system is up to the task. In an automotive first, the new S-Class had done away with all ordinary lights, it’s all LED both inside and out for 2014. We’ll talk more about the ride, handling and driving dynamics when we get a chance to do a more thorough road test later in the year. But, suffice to say may be the quietest, most comfortable and most luxurious car available today and even with more power than ever before, Mercedes-Benz engineers say they have managed to improve fuel economy over this year’s model. With all this, the prices have been reduced with the 2014 S550 4MATIC standard wheelbase starting at $106,600 (down from the current $119,400) and the long wheelbase at $115,200 (down from $128,500). They will be available at Canadian dealers in November.
Hockey Helpers are the result of contributions by all of the 210 Hyundai dealers across Canada, as well as Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Furthermore, 100 per cent of every additional dollar donated by the public toward the program goes directly to KidSport to help one more kid get in the game. October also marks Hyundai Hockey Helpers Month in Canada where participating Hyundai dealers across the country actively conduct fundraising programs to help more kids in their region get in the game.
tional money. Free winter nights were spent with his boys at the public rink at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square honing their basic hockey skills. In its inaugural year, Hyundai Hockey Helpers helped the families of more than 1,800 kids remove financial barriers to play hockey. In its second year, the program will help even more children, providing them with the opportunity to play Canada’s national sport. The program administration and the financial grants for the first 1,000 recipients of Hyundai
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Dodge Grand Caravan: Review Every time I get behind the wheel of a minivan, I am left wondering why their popularity has fallen off the proverbial cliff. I guess it’s probably the “soccer mom” image that has turned people off or perhaps many have just moved on from the boxy styling to the more curvaceous look of today’s crossovers. For me, though, I would have no hesitation parking a minivan in my driveway if I had a growing family. As I have said before in this space, minivans are just so practical and easy to use. When you have lots of passengers and cargo to transport, the minivan is the way to go. And while there are far fewer choices in this segment than there used to be, the old reliable Dodge Grand Caravan continues to lead the way in minivan sales in Canada as it has done for 28 straight years. It is the biggest selling minivan of all time and again a topfive best-selling vehicle in Canada during 2012. So for 2013, the Grand Caravan has only minor changes and is offered in five models, starting at $19,895. Our tester was the Crew Plus model that sits near the top of the Grand Caravan hierarchy. It was heavily optioned with more than $10,000 in add-ons, bringing the window sticker price as tested with destination charges ($1,500) to $46,120. However, Chrysler Canada has a consumer cash promotion on now that will bring the price down considerably. The Grand Caravan seats seven and offers Chrysler’s versatile and functional second-row seats that fold flat into the floor. They are now called Super Stow ’n Go because they have been refined even further and can be folded flat in less than five seconds with one hand and a simple pull on a lever. This is offered on all trim levels except the base SE Canada Value Package model. Our tester also had the optional power third-row seats ($650) that folded flat at the touch of a switch just inside the power liftgate. A very handy touch, I found when we needed the extra cargo space in back. All Grand Caravans come with a 3.6-litre 24-valve DOHC Pentastar V6 engine,
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This is not a vehicle that provides an inspired driving experience, but it is certainly comfortable and easy to drive for long-distance road trips. The steering column has both tilt and telescopic features so it is easy to get a comfortable driving position, although I would prefer that the seat had more fore and aft travel. There just wasn’t quite enough legroom for my liking; shorter drivers would have no such problem. To sum it up, the Grand Caravan is a versatile, comfortable family vehicle. Price-wise it is hard to beat if you don’t load it up with expensive optional equipment. With its steady sales again this year, the Grand Caravan demonstrates that the minivan concept may have lost some of its luster, but still provides a solid option for busy families on the go.
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Each year the Kamloops Street Rod Association holds its Chrome on the Grass Show & Shine at Prince Charles Park with proceeds going to charity. This year’s event was held on Saturday, July 27. Entry was $10 with all proceeds going to the Royal Inland Hospital’s Children’s Ward. In 2012, the event raised $2,000 for the hospital. Totals for this year’s event were not available as of KTW press time. Allen Douglas photos/KTW
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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved sister Caroline Debroah Schroeder. She leaves behind her sister Tiffany and her husband Steve, their children Kindra, Courtney and Jacob, her brother Scott and his wife Vanessa and their children Zena, Natalia and Vienna, her sister Karen, and many other family members who will miss her greatly. Psalms 34, 18 Until we meet again in the resurrection may Jehovah watch over your precious soul and we look forward to the time when the words of Rev. 21, 3-4 are a reality and death will be no more. If you wish to express condolences, you may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dad, it’s been 10 years! We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts. Always loved and greatly missed. Your family
A Vanished Friend Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grow A grows, ws, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the en A nd, end, Around the corner a vanished friend!!
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Field Heavy Equipment Technician Kamloops, BC Reference Number: FHET-12220-07222013 This role is part of the Kamloops Service Department. This department is responsible for the assembling, servicing and maintenance of the Komatsu line of equipment as well as other heavy duty industrial equipment that SMS Equipment sells or rents to its customers within the o Mining, Construction, Forestry and Utilities industries. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic team where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today.
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN We have room in our high volume shop for an energetic and skilled Mechanic. We offer a ﬂat rate pay plan as well. Beneﬁts package after probation period. The dealership sells new Honda’s as well as all makes and models of pre owned Cars, Trucks & Suv’s. The shop is modern and well equipped with up to date technique including alignment. We offer in house training through Honda on an on going basis. Journeyman status is preferred, but would consider the right 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Send resumes to Allan Sanders - Service Manager Phone: 250-365-4845 Fax: 250-365-4865 glacierhonda-service@ telus.net
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Required for a fast paced retail outlet. Have good management skills, knowledge of sewing and are highly motivated. Must be able to work full retail hours. We offer a competitive wage, benefits, discounts and a fun working environment. Drop resume off in person to Dorothy at 1B-2121Trans Canada Hwy E, Kamloops BC Employment Opportunity
(2013/2014 School Year) The Okanagan Indian Band is recruiting for a Principal for nkmaplqs i snmamayatn i kl sqilxwtet Cultural Immersion School Grades 1-7. The school accommodates approximately 35 students and is in a period of change and growth. We seek a dynamic leader who enjoys working collaboratively with all members of the educational community. The school’s team includes three teachers, a certi¿ed education assistant, a bus driver, an Okanagan language instructor and several Àuent Elders. /anguage immersion and culture is a key focus of the school. Teaching for 20% of the time. 4uali¿cations and desired attributes • $ BC College of Teacher Certi¿cate or higher • Minimum two years principal or management experience • Knowledge of the BC Curriculum and IRP’s for Grades 1 to 7 • Knowledge and practical experience with Read Well, Saxon Math, and 'IBE/S • Knowledge of current assessment strategies and practices • Experience working in First Nations schools and communities • Experience teaching elementary school children • Strong leadership, communication and conÀict resolution skills Preference may be given to those having knowledge of the Okanagan culture and traditions Hours of work: Full-time during the school year Start date: August 22, 2013 Salary: To be determined. Excellent bene¿t package Deadline for Applications: August 12, 2013 at noon Please send resume, cover letter and references to: email@example.com Fax (250) 542-4990 Full position description at www.okib.org A Criminal Record Check, and 3 References are required. ON/Y THE APP/ICANTS WHO ARE SE/ECTE' FOR AN INTERVIEW WI// BE CONTACTE'.
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JOB TITLE: SPECIAL EVENTS/PROGRAM SUPPORT COORDINATOR LOCATION: KAMLOOPS STATUS: Contract – to the end of June 2014 (renewed yearly) (Varies depending on time of year: 15 to 20 hours per week) The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada requires a part-time, Special Events/ Program Support Coordinator to work in the Kamloops office. The role of the Special Events/Program Support Coordinator will also be responsible for Special Events fundraising goal and to support the Area Office Team in the effective delivery of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada community-based fundraising.
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Duplex / 4 Plex 1 Lrg 1bdrm furn duplex lakeview near Clinton $300 per mth 250-459-2387 aft 5pm 2bdrm upper duplex Brock n/s, n/p deck view parking incl heat and hydro $1200 +dd and ref 250-319-9873 BROCK Lrg 3bdrm 2bth fncd yrd, hwtr & heat inc. NS/NP. $1400/mo (250) 376-5897
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05 Pontiac Vibe 5dr, auto, lady driven 208500km, + 4 snow tire, $7000obo 250-573-3052 ‘06Cobalt, auto4dr, 111000km great condition $5250.obo 250-578-7991, 250-320-5066 08 Hyundai Elantra new tires & brakes, timing belt, Great car $8995.00 250-955-0999 1997 Buick Lasabre Limited Clean & in good cond Beige low kms $3700 250-376-3112
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2bdrm semi furn n/s, n/p working person no drinking/drugs, w/d ref req $700 util incl (250) 851-0243 5bdrm fully furn sundeck view West End South Shore n/s/p, $28-3900 250-377-0377 msg. Brock Main ﬂoor 2bdrm up 1 down ac, n/s, n/p, shr w/d, util incl cls everything $1250per mth avail Sept 1 250-376-8908 Main ﬂr North Shore 3bdrm, 1 bth 5appl, a/c, big deck, No maintenance yard n/s, n/p $1200 util incl (250) 376-3013
1BDRM DownTown NP, no smokers! Inclds utils & cable $720/mth,Aug1 250-318-0318 1bdrm Down Town n/s, n/p, cat ok, sep ent/patio $800 1/3 util Avail Now (250) 572-6108 1BDRM furnished level entry Westsyde priv ent/patio/lndry NS/NP util/satellite tv incl $875/mo 250-579-0193 1Bdrm N/S N/P close to ammen. $650 for 1 or 2 people $700 Avail now 250-879-1300 1BDRM, Sahali g/l, sep kitchen, lrg bdrm + double closet, incd util & shrd/ldry. $795/mo Avail Sept 1st 250-318-3313 1BDRM Sep. Entr. Shared Lndry. N/S N/P $700/mo+DD+ ref’s, util. incl. Brock 554-2228 2Bdrm N. Kam shr w/d, n/p, n/s pref working person $850 util incl 250-554-8771 2BDRM NrthShore incl util & cable. Cls to bus/shops n/s,n/p part/furn $850/mo 376-3594 BROCK 1BDRM suite Daylight N/P N/S Cl. to Ammen. $800/mo util incl. 554-0356. DALLAS 1bdrm 1 quiet working adult no laundry N/S drugs or partying $650 utils incld no cable or internet250-573-3323 NEW 2 bdrm daylight. Dufferin N/S N/P No Noise. Incl. util. $1125/mo+DD 250-314-0060 N/Shore 2bdrm newly renovated $850 inclds utils availJuly 1st 250-852-0638 Vacant 2bdrm quiet responsible people C/A No Pets $850 shared hydro refs 376-0633 Valleyview lge living space 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, $950mo gas incl 250-372-2380 Westsyde 1bdrm+den 5 appl. N/S pet neg mature person prefer $800 Aug 1st 819-1161
Recreation ✰SHUSWAP LAKE!✰ 5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek B.C. Lakeside lot, end unit. Plenty of extra space. Steps to beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Newer 2006 1bedroom, 1bath, park model trailer, plus a tastefully decorated guest cabin. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground. $1500/week 250-371-1333
RV Pads YEAR round RV site in town. North Shore, fully serviced, incl cable, util, tel hookup, coin lndy, starting @ $520/mo 250376-1421
Shared Accommodation IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339
Townhouses 2BDRM, 2Bath, plus Den. Located in Pineview. New town home with garage and a/c. ns/np, $1800/mo. Refs Required. Call 250-319-1693
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2003 Mustang GT convertible V8 P/S, P/B (new brakes) low mileage 70,000km leather nit. 2 sets of wheel not winter driven $10,500 ﬁrm (250) 554-2528 2005 Sebring 1 owner excellent cond maintenance records avail $4000 250-376-3594 97 Chrysler Intrepid exc touring car, summer/winter tires on rims, $5000 (250) 374-4713
Antiques / Classics 1967 Ford Falcon Futura St.6 Auto 2dr all original runs good, $6000 obo (250) 376-5722 1967 Olds Cutlass convertible, Completely restored, recond motor $29,000. 250-376-0803
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2Bdrm main ﬂoor N/S N/P No drugs or partying $875 util inc refs DD Avail Aug 1 376-1601 Large bright 2bdrm + den a/c, in quiet Westsyde Cul. n/s, sm pet neg, dd and ref req. avail Sept 1st. $1225 + hydro 778-472-2215 aft 11am
07 Copper Canyon 30ft pull trailer, qu bed, dining/living slide, awning, new tires, exc cond. $17500 (250) 828-1604 09 8’ Adventurer camper, toilet, lrg cap fd, stove w/oven like new $12,000 250-3188296 1995 23ft 5th wheel by Citation, slps 6, a/c, st/oven micro, gd cond $6500 250-314-1250 1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $27,500 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar
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2006 Terry 28’ 5th wheel. 1 slide slp 6 Documented low mileage, exc cond $21,000 (250) 554-2528
28ft ClassA Fleetwood Bounder RV Ford 460 exc cond Steal at $18500 250-573-1736
*Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop
DUMP truck ‘98 1ton GMC 4X4diesel,auto,4ton hoist 165k $16,000 obo 250-573-2629
26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $9,000 (250) 376-6918
Due Date: August 2, 2013 2013 Property Tax Notices have been mailed. If you have not received your Tax Notice, contact the Lands, Leasing & Tax Department at the number indicated above. PLEASE NOTE: Summer hours 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, July 2 to August 31, 2013. Payment of property taxes must be received at the Accounts Receivable ofﬁce, before the close of business on August 2, 2013. Eligible Homeowners - avoid a late penalty on the grant amount by submitting your grant application by the due date of August 2, 2013. Any payments received after the August 2, 2013 due date will be subject to penalty and on September 3rd interest is accrued on the unpaid tax amount. The postmark date will not be accepted as date of payment. Contact the Accounts Receivable Ofﬁce at (250)-828-9861 for payment options. Please make cheques payable and submit to: TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC Accounts Receivable 200-355 Chief Alex Thomas Way Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1
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B20 ❖ TUESDAY, July 30, 2013
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Sun Rivers’ latest residential development offers breathtaking views from stunning homes STORY/C2
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C2 ❖ August 2013
The Pointe ‘sets a new bar’ for architecture Views — check. Top-of-the-line finishings — check. Location — check. The Pointe, Sun Rivers’ latest residential development, has it all. “The Pointe is a unique contemporary style of home where every single lot is on a peninsula, and has an excellent panoramic view whether it be golf, the valley or the river,” said Leslie Brochu, vice-president of marketing and communications at Sun Rivers. “And, it really sets a new bar for Kamloops in terms of architectural style.” Located adjacent to the 18th fairway on the Sun Rivers golf course, The Pointe features 30 lots ranging in size from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. Homeowners will have plenty of options when it comes to how that lot is used. Brochu said home designs start at 1,600 square feet and run up to 5,000-square-foot walkouts. “Really, it’s just up to the
How about this for a view? The showhome at The Pointe in Sun Rivers looks onto the 18th fairway, and the large deck provides plenty of space for lounging or entertaining.
buyer’s imagination, both in terms of style and customization,” she said.
Interest in The Pointe has been strong, Brochu said, noting 14 lots remain for sale.
“It’s been huge,” she said of the response from buyers. “We’ve had exceptional traf-
795 Laval Crescent Kamloops BC V2C 5P2 250 372-8242 A Division of
fic in the showhome.” X See LOCK-AND-GO C3
August 2013 ❖ C3
What The Pointe has to offer • • • • • • • • • •
Panoramic views of golf, valley and city Contemporary exteriors Exquisite interiors Expansive glass Convenience and energy savings Lifestyle features High great-room ceilings Enhanced home and yard maintenance Custom-designed kitchens Hardwood flooring
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in main living space Polished-tile floors in bathrooms and laundry Built-Green construction Geothermal heating and cooling Heat-recovery ventilation and auto-flush humidifier Modern landscape Lifetime membership in Village Centre Resident’s Club Homes in The Pointe feature plenty of windows to take advantage of the development’s 360-degree peninsula views.
Lockand-go elegance X From C2
The Pointe offers homeowners the chance to design custom kitchens. This one, in the showhome, features a brick accent wall and a custommade wooden bar.
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The showhome, located at 510 Pointe Pl., is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. “This showhome has been extremely successful,” Brochu said. “It’s modelled after a New York-Manhattan loft, and it’s really kind of a throwback to ‘70s decor, but contemporary. “It’s certainly spiked interest.” Brochu said The Pointe is aimed at people looking for “modernist, trendy, current” living in a location close to amenities and recreation. “This is an adult-oriented community,” she said, noting yard maintenance is taken care of by Sun Rivers. “It’s designed to appeal to the active adult 45-plus who is looking for an elegant environment with lock-and-go lifestyle.” For more information, go online to sunrivers.com and follow the links to The Pointe’s homepage.
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Buying a first home is one of the biggest decisions a person will make during their lifetime. It is a process that needs to be followed with careful planning and consideration, never rushed. Find out everything you can on the subject of mortgages and home-buying. For example, you should know that having a mortgage doesnâ€™t always cost less than renting because a home owner must take into account both recurring and one-time expenses, such as municipal taxes, maintenance costs, property-transfer duties and legal costs. If you have done your homework and decided to become a homeowner, the next step is to consult a representative at your financial institution. Once you are clear about your assets and liabilities, you will be able to estimate an acceptable debt level. This should not exceed 40 per cent of your gross revenue, including all your existing debts.
Down payment You need to have accumulated some savings before getting into this type of acquisition. If you have an RRSP, it is possible to use that for your down payment through the federal governmentâ€™s home-buyersâ€™ plan.
Home inspection Youâ€™ve found the house of your dreams, but be careful â€” following through with a decision to buy based solely on your feelings isnâ€™t the best way to purchase a home. Have the house inspected before making an offer to buy, because if your offer is accepted you will be obligated to follow through with the transaction. Obviously, it is to your advantage to work with a real-estate agent who is subject to real-estate law. He or she works for you and will be able to answer any of your questions concerning your purchase.
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C6 ❖ August 2013
What you really need to know about mortgages Are you financially literate? No? Well, don’t worry, because you’re not the only one. Financial literacy is something you can learn. It refers to the knowledge, ability and selfconfidence necessary to make responsible financial decisions, such as buying a home, which is often the most important financial transaction a person will ever make. Here are a few tips for future home owners wanting to make a wise and enlightened choice of mortgage. The first step in this process is to obtain a preauthorized loan from your financial institution, which will give you a good idea of your borrowing capacity. The advice of a mortgage broker can also be very helpful at this point in time. Before doing anything else it is advisable to find out how much of a down payment is required in your area — mean-
ing the actual dollar amount or the percentage of the total value of the home that you will have to provide in order to purchase the property. Apart from your monthly mortgage payments, don’t forget to take into account other expenses you will need to cover monthly or annually,
including municipal taxes and home insurance. The next question to ask yourself is what type of mortgage would suit you best — fixed rate or variable? Even though a variable rate may often be lower than a fixed rate, you have to be sure that you can cope with market
fluctuations. You’re probably better off choosing a fixed rate mortgage if you don’t want this additional stress. There are mortgage loans available that combine these two different types of rates. You also have the option of choosing an open or closed
mortgage. The first option allows you to reimburse your loan at any time without penalties. Weekly or twice-monthly mortgage payments make it possible for you to pay back your mortgage much more quickly while helping you save on interest payments.
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Why choose Harrison View? August 2013 ❖ C7
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
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 TO SUNDAY • 1PM - 4PM 1200 HARRISON PLACE
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Brendan Shaw 250-319-4737
CREATIVE & SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS
Jennifer Huseby 250-318-5071 KAMLOOPS REALTY
C8 ❖ August 2013
A visit is worth one-thousand page views The ups and downs of the real estate market over the last half dozen years have led to some game-changing innovations in that sector. Specifically, realtors have seen a rise in the marketing of properties online and a decline in conventional sales strategies, such as weekend open-
house events. That trend might reflect the needs of sellers, but many prospective buyers feel there is still a place for weekend open houses in the house-hunting game. Many real estate agents report that while fewer sellers are bothering with the open
house concept, many buyers still rely on open visits to get a feel for the market in a given area and to be able to compare prices versus value. Statistics show that over 80 per cent of people who make the effort to show up are ready to take action — in other words, to buy or sell — and will do so
within the next year. It is certainly practical to be able to peruse online a room-by-room photo album of a property, but it is a precious opportunity to be able to walk through a house without an appointment or without any pressure to make an offer. And, if buyers notice that the
same home has opened its doors over several weekends in a row, it might mean it is a slow-tomove property. While such a possibility deserves a bit of investigation, it could also indicate that the seller is in a position to make significant concessions in their asking price.
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Why choose Library Square? August 2013 ❖ C9
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
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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
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Deborah Petersmeyer 250-819-1108
CREATIVE & SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS
C10 ❖ August 2013
Working to help you create the perfect interior Portfolio Interiors’ staff goes the extra mile to make sure your vision becomes reality Their eye for design and extensive collection of furniture and accessories continue to keep clients coming back for more. Portfolio Interiors has been operating out of Kamloops for years and a large part of their success can be attributed to their skilled service and drive to go the extra mile. Members of the sales team are not only qualified retailers, but are interior decorators as well. This gives each the skills needed to help their clients find the perfect pieces for their home, cabin or cottage — no matter the size or budget. If needed, representatives will visit a client’s home armed with wood and fabric samples, general manager Kathy Underwood said, noting that it can make it easier for clients to envision their dream look. Specializing in sofas, leather reclining chairs and bedrooms, Portfolio Interior offers a wide range of products that cannot be beat. “The most important thing to remember when shopping here,” Underwood said, “is that nothing is what it seems.” Their eye for design and extensive collection of furniture and accessories continue to keep clients coming back for more. Portfolio Interiors has been operating out of Kamloops for years and a large part of their success can be attributed to their skilled service and drive to go the extra mile. Members of the sales team are not only qualified retailers, but are interior decorators as well. This gives each the skills needed to help their clients find the perfect pieces for their home, cabin or cottage — no matter the size or budget. If needed, representatives will visit a client’s home armed with wood and fabric samples, general manager Kathy Underwood said, noting that it can make it easier for clients to envision their dream look. Specializing in sofas, leather reclining chairs and bedrooms, Portfolio Interior offers a wide range of products that cannot be beat. “The most important thing to remember when shopping here,” Underwood said, “is that nothing is what it seems.” She said if a sofa is the prefect shape for your room but not the right fabric shade, just ask. Chances are it also comes in the colour you are looking for. “Everything here is hand-picked and it is chosen for a reason,” she said. Almost all of their pieces can be customized to fit their customers’ needs and wants. This includes the option of removing a section of a sofa to make it smaller or changing the legs for a different look. While they deal extensively in furniture customization, Underwood said they sell floor models as well. So, if a customer sees something they like in the store, they can bring it home that day. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are planning a re-design, Underwood said, is to know what you want and ask questions. Walking into a store with a “know-it-when-I-see-it” attitude is not the right approach, she said. “We can’t show everything,” Underwood said, explaining that they might have exactly what their clients want, but do not have room to display it at that time. Underwood invites her clients to bring with them all the contents of their Pinterest dream-home boards or as many magazine clippings as they like. It allows the team to get a sense of what image that particular client is looking for and will allow them to tailor their services accordingly. They can work with any style or budget, and often offer discounts on items when possible. Underwood reminds clients that they can keep an eye on their Facebook page to see the monthly discounts, or join their email list.
“Everything here is hand-picked and it is chosen for a reason,” said Portfolio Interiors’ general manager Kathy Underwood, describing her store’s stock.
August 2013 ❖ C11
• Experienced team of interior decorators will listen to your needs and help select the best products to bring your vision to focus • Hand-selected products from quality Canadian manufacturers so you can feel conﬁdent in your selections • Helpful staff with extensive product knowledge means you get the right furniture and ﬁnishings to match your lifestyle
1216B Battle Street Kamloops, BC 250.372.5045
C12 â?– August 2013