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City looks for $855K to fix problem at TCC By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER

The City of Kamloops wants the architect and contractor who built the Tournament Capital Centre fieldhouse pay an estimated $855,000 to deal with seasonal condensation problems on the building’s west side. Jeff Putnam, the city’s parks and civic facilities manager, said flaws in the original design and construction of the building left the fieldhouse’s vapour barrier compromised, causing condensation to form inside the building’s walls when temperatures fluctuate. The water drips into the building’s western concourse and upper hallway, usually in the spring and fall. Putnam said the city plans to put a repair project to tender in the next four to six weeks, with construction to start in December. “The good news is it’s not going to affect the day-to-day of the operation in any way because all the work is being done on the exterior,” he said.

“They’re just going to have to peel back the outer metal cladding, take out the insulation, identify the air gaps where air is getting in, seal it up, put the new insulation in and put the walls back on.” The whole process will take about four or five months, he said. Putnam said the city is in talks with fieldhouse architect Stantec Architecture Ltd. and contractor D and T Developments Ltd. about its responsibility for the project. “The expectation of the city is that we will recover our costs fully,” Putnam said. “Right now, we’ve had an initial conversation and, so far, it’s looking positive.” In an emailed statement, Stantec’s managing principal in Kamloops said the company is working with the city. “The Tournament Capital Centre is an integral part of making Kamloops a destination for athletic excellence,” Brian Christianson said, “and, as dedicated members of the community, we are committed to helping the City find solutions.”

Astronaut’s visit drawing Big interest Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s free lecture on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University is garnering plenty of attention. TRU is expecting crowds to spill into adjacent rooms to watch and listen via videolink, while the Big Little Science Centre will open its doors to those who wish to watch and listen. Hadfield will begin speaking at 7 p.m., while the science centre, at 655 Holt St. on the North Shore, will open its doors at 6:15 p.m.

A HAIR-RAISING RIDE! Four-year-old Kya Patterson enjoyed a wild ride down the inflatable slide while taking in World Rivers Day festivities at Riverside Park on Sunday, Sept. 29. To learn more about the initiative, go online to To see more photos, go online to and click on the “Community” link. Allen Douglas/KTW


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WELCOME TO WELLNESS The Interior Wellness Festival packed them in at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, Sept. 29, with a plethora of information on building a better mind, body and soul. To see more photos from the festival, go online to and click on the “Lifestyles” link. Allen Douglas/KTW

Province appealing Kamloops judge’s decision By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

A potentially precedent-setting decision by a Kamloops judge last month is being appealed by the province. The decision called into question the validity of immediate roadside prohibitions being doled out to B.C. drivers believed to have been drinking. In a written decision dated Sept. 5, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley overturned an immediate roadside prohibition given to Kamloops resident Lee Michael Wilson in 2012. New legislation was introduced in B.C. almost three years ago allowing police, through the provincial superintendent of motor vehicles, to immediately prohibit drivers who blow a “warn” reading. The legislation effectively de-criminalized drunk driving for all but the worst cases, meaning the vast majority of sus-

pected drunk drivers caught on B.C.’s roads will never set foot in a courtroom. Instead, drivers are handed out-of-court sanctions on the spot. Wilson fought the prohibition on the grounds his ability to drive was not affected by alcohol. According to the Mountie who administered the test, Wilson showed no physical signs of intoxication other than an odour of liquor on his breath. “A plain reading of the legislation requires more than just a ‘warn’ reading,” Dley said in his decision. “Unless Mr. Wilson’s ability to drive was affected by alcohol, the peace officer had no basis upon which to issue the notice.” Dley’s issue is the wording of the legislation makes the presumption a driver who blows in the “warn” range is impaired. When suspected drunk drivers are prosecuted criminally, on the other hand, the Crown routinely charges them with two

counts — impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.08. Sam MacLeod, B.C.’s superintendent of motor vehicles, said his office is filing an appeal of Dley’s decision. “The OSMV [office of the superintendent of motor vehicles] is appealing this judgment; therefore, it would be inappropriate to comment any further on the case,” he said. “Let me assure you that we remain committed to our successful drinking and driving law. “Those who drink and drive continue to be held to account with immediate roadside driving prohibitions, vehicle impoundments and monetary penalties.” According to provincial figures, the immediate roadside-prohibition legislation has cut drunk-driving fatalities in half. In the first four months of 2013, police across the province doled out 5,638 prohibitions.

A Kamloops man who sent a number of obscene letters to local elementary schools and posted crude sexual drawings at others is again in trouble with the law. Lowell Swetman appeared in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, Sept. 30, for a trial-confirmation hearing on charges stemming from an incident on June 5. The 49-year-old is facing one count each of failing to comply with a probation order, breach of probation and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer. In 2010, Swetman was convicted of two counts of distributing child pornography. He was arrested a year earlier after police linked him to a number of obscene letters written and mailed to Kamloops schools. Prior to that, a crude drawing of a grown man and a young girl engaged in sexual acts had been posted outside A.E. Perry elementary. Mounties linked Swetman to the letters and drawings after an anonymous tipster called police and offered investigators an old letter Swetman had written. The key piece of evidence in his B.C. Supreme Court trial was the testimony of an RCMP handwriting expert. Swetman was sentenced to time served after spending a year in custody awaiting trial. He was also placed on a three-year probation term. Terms of Swetman’s probation included orders barring him from being anywhere where he might be around children under 16 years of age and prohibiting him from possessing any form of pornography. He was also ordered to take sex-offender counselling, submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database and register as a sex offender. In addition to those terms, Swetman was barred for life from working or volunteering with children and communicating with children on a computer. The circumstances of his latest charges have not yet been made public. Swetman is not in custody. His trial is slated to begin in Kamloops on Nov. 6.

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TRAILING TRACTORS TO DALLAS On Sunday, Sept. 29, there were tractors for as far as the eye could see as staff at Prairie Coast Equipment formed a convoy to move machinery from the company’s Chilcotin Road location to the new shop in Dallas. For more photos of the slow-moving tractor trail, go online to and click on “Community.” Allen Douglas/KTW

Mission seeks your help The folks at the New Life Mission are usually the ones who help others but, this week, they need some assistance. Today and tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 2), they are holding a fire sale at their thrift store at 342 Seymour St., with the aim being to clear out a lot of the inventory in the building. Fire sale is apt — a blaze fire officials

have called suspicious caused significant damage to the rear of the building last week and left the structure water- and smokedamaged. Regan Wilson, the store’s manager, said people will have to simply wash any items they buy. Wilson hopes this helps clear out some of the stock, but he’s also hoping someone can provide warehouse space large enough for

the rest of the store’s items to be held while repairs to the building are made. Wilson said a company is ready to start the work, but the store has to be empty first. The mission has some smaller storage units it can use for items. “But, we really need a space where the folks can spread things out and clean them,” Wilson said. The fire wasn’t the

only blow to hit the mission last week; just a day after the fire, someone smashed the large plate-glass window at the front of the building. Kamloops RCMP said the investigation into the fire continues and there are no identified suspects in the vandalism. Anyone who can assist with providing warehouse space can call the mission at 250372-9898.

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Slow down, move over — or pay up As RCMP officers enforced a campaign centred on the provincial “slow down, move over” legislation, they counted the number of vehicles they weren’t able to stop because they were so busy with those they had pulled over. As they wrote out tickets for 179 drivers, they watched another 1,090 violators drive by, said Cpl. Bernie Parent of the Central Interior integrated road-safety unit. The campaign on Friday, Sept. 27, involved 14 officers from his unit, along with officers from the Central Interior traffic services units in Kamloops, Clearwater, Ashcroft and Merritt, along with four officers from the commercial-vehicle safety enforcement unit. The team set up on Highway 5 between Kamloops and

Heffley Creek, on Highway 1 east of Kamloops, on the Coquihalla Highway from Kamloops to Merritt and on Highway 97C between Merritt and Kelowna. The legislation being enforced came into effect in 2009 and was designed to protect personnel who work on the highways. It was drafted in response to the death of a tow-truck operator in Vernon in 2006. The law requires drivers to reduce their speed to 70 km/h if the highway posted speed is 80 km/h or higher and to 40 km/h on highways where the limit is lower than 80 km/h. It also requires drivers who see stopped official vehicles move to a lane that is not adjacent to or containing the vehicles, if possible.

Tickets written during the blitz included: • 102 charges for failing to slow down for an official vehicle, which results in a $173 fine; • 53 charges of failing to move over for an official vehicle, which also has a $173 fine; • Five charges of going 41 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, which has a $368 fine; • 14 charges for speeding but going less than 20 km/h over the posted limit, which has a $138 fine; • Three charges of speeding between 21 km/h and 40 km/h over the posted speed limit, which has a $198 fine; • One charge of driving with no insurance, which results in a $598 fine; • One drug seizure.

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Teen pleads guilty in longboard-attack case By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

The Kamloops teen who put a Mackenzie man in a coma after assaulting him with a longboard outside a Brocklehurst convenience store has pleaded guilty. The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has entered guilty pleas to a string of charges — including aggravated assault — stemming from the March 24 incident outside the 7-Eleven store on Tranquille Road. At the time of the incident, police said the attack followed a brief exchange of

words between the victim, who had been behind the wheel of an SUV, and a group of teens. The victim, 46-year-old Michael Forry, remained in hospital for months following the assault. He is now at home in Mackenzie, having suffered a brain injury and on long-term disability. The teen will now be the subject of a pre-sentence report prepared by justice officials. It’s expected that will be complete by early December, at which time sentencing will proceed. In early September, Forry related his disap-

pointment with the justice system after learning his attacker had again been set free after violating conditions of his first release from custody. The teen was arrested in mid-June, released on bail and then charged with additional offences after a confrontation with a bylaws officer, an incident at a group home in which he

was living and a trip to a store where the teen allegedly became angry and threatened to hit employees with a longboard. “They need to do something with this kid or he’s going to kill somebody,” Forry told KTW. “And, if the government knew he was like that, they shouldn’t have let him out in public.”

Mike Forry shows the scars resulting from surgery after being attacked with a longboard outside the Brocklehurst 7-Eleven store on March 24, 2013.

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Child development society in 2013 Aviva competition One Kamloops project is included in the annual Aviva Community Funds competition. The Kamloops Child Development Society, which operates a facility on Holway Street near McDonald Park in North Kamloops, wants to create Nature’s Own Playground. It has entered the project in the competition’s $100,000 to $150,000 category. There are categories for projects costing up to $50,000 and between $50,000 and $100,000. In describing the project, the society noted naturescaping challenges children to use their gross-motor skills and creativity to turn rocks, dirt and sticks into whatever their imagination takes them to as they play. Voting in the first round began this week and continues to Oct. 14. For more information or to vote, go online to Last year, the Kamloops United Church won $80,000 via the competition and used the money to upgrade its community kitchen, from where the city’s needy are fed.

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New Ajax memo on way to council today By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER

An engineering firm has withdrawn a memo claiming overpressure generated from blasting at the proposed Ajax mine could break windows and impact residents up to 10 kilometres from the blast site. In a report headed to council today (Oct. 1), environmental services

manager Jen Fretz said she received an unsolicited memo from Golder Associates last month that is meant to replace an earlier report commissioned by the city. The earlier report, sent in May, was three pages long and suggested “loud noise or ‘sonic boom’ created by the large blasts” could shake houses or adversely affect Kamloopsians with post-traumatic stress

disorder. The new report, sent on Sept. 6, is four paragraphs long. It now refers to air blasts as “the additional pressure generated from a blast above normal atmospheric pressure.” It also strips out much of the earlier report’s dramatic language, instead noting only air blasts “can potentially be disturbing to persons and wildlife and has the potential to

initiate allegations of blasting damage from the public.” However, the new memo does hold to the same conclusion as Golder’s original — that air-blast effects need to be studied as part of the proposed copper and gold mine’s environmental assessment. In a letter accompanying the new memo, author Bruce Bosdet wrote that the company

is providing the new report “to avoid misinterpretation.” Bosdet, a senior geotechnical engineer with the company, writes that various impacts of air blast referred to in the original report are just possible outcomes that “could theoretically be associated with air-blast . . . There was no intended implication that such considerations, provided as examples, would apply.”

A representative for Golder Associates was not able to comment on the new memo before KTW’s press time. The previous memo was panned by a blasting expert hired by mine proponents KGHM Ajax. At an open house in September, Frank Chiappetta, an explosives-application engineer and president of Blasting Analysis International, called it

“blatantly misleading” and not up to Golder’s usual standards. The memo’s original purpose was to convince staff at the Environmental Assessment Office to make air-blast effects a required area of study in the Ajax assessment. Ajax representatives maintain the company had planned to study air blasts long before the memo was drafted.

Report on youth suicide notes some teens used social media prior to deaths and 18. On average, there were 120 deaths annually in this age group, 18 of which were the result of suicide. Those sad facts are among many included in the B.C. Coroners Service Child Death Review Panel: A Review of Child and Youth Suicides

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in B.C. youth between the ages of 15 and 18, trailing motorvehicle accidents and standing just ahead of homicides. Between 2008 and 2012, there were about 450,000 youth in B.C. between the ages of 10

2008-2012, which was released on Thursday, Sept. 26. The panel reviewed 91 B.C. Coroners Service cases of child and youth suicide that occurred between 2008 and 2012. Of the 91 youths who committed suicide between 2008 and

2012, 35 left a suicide note and 25 of the 91 deaths “were completely unexpected by family, friends or those who knew the young person,” the report stated.

Of those 91 deaths, 65 per cent were male and 35 per cent were female, while 88 involved teens between the ages of 14 and 18, with almost half of all

youth suicides involving 17- and 18-year-olds. The report also noted 13 of the 91 youths who killed themselves “expressed either an intention to die by sui-

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A warmer October? Environment Canada says golf season not over yet By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

Don’t put those golf clubs away just yet. That’s the message to Tournament Capital residents from Environment Canada, which is expecting a warmer than normal October for B.C.’s Interior. David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said temperatures this month are expected to be one to one-and-a-half degrees warmer than the average of 14 C. “Right now, the models are showing a warmer-than-normal October,” he said. “But, it doesn’t mean every day is going to be like that — it’s a statistical average.” Despite dreary conditions this past weekend — and a few days of rain in September — Phillips said the trend through October will follow a very pleasant September in Kamloops. “Temperatures have been, so far, nine days above 30 in September,” he said, noting the

On those odd occasions when Kamloops gets drenched in rain the colourful result is often seen in spectacular rainbows appearing over the Tournament Capital, such as this beauty that graced the skies on Sunday, Sept. 29. Allen Douglas/KTW

month has been four degrees warmer than 30-year norms. “You normally would see two of those.”

Phillips described October as “the transition season” for Kamloops, when daily mean temperatures drop

from 16 C in September to 8 C. As for what to expect come winter, Phillips said it’s still at the whim of Mother Nature. “We’re not sure,” he said. “We’re never without a forecast, but the problem is the Pacific waters, where we get our hints at what the winter will be like.” Phillips said the temperatures are “neutral” — which means it’s anyone’s guess as to what winter will bring. “The problem with neutral is we never know where winter will come from,” he said. “Will it be from the States and be balmier than normal or will it be from Siberia and be colder? “You just never know.” Either way, Phillips said, Kamloops still has some time before winter sets in. “It’s not a matter of fretting to get snow tires on or snow shovels or even think of that,” he said. “I wouldn’t be waxing my skis and I wouldn’t hang up the golf clubs quite yet.”




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Sauvignon Blanc (soh-vee-NYAWN blahnk) is an aromatic white grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France, but it is the New Zealand style from Marlborough’s Cloudy Bay that created a furor back in 1985 that still turns many consumers’ heads. Here’s a bit of wine geek information to start with: DNA profiling has established that Cabernet Sauvignon is the child of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. While the original home of Sauvignon is Bordeaux, it is the Upper Loire Valley vineyards that have the best growing conditions for the varietal - soils that consist of chalk, gravel, loam or flint that are located in a cool but sunny climate. The appellations of Pouilly-Fumé (pwee fume-ay) and Sancerre (sawnSAYR) produce some of the most elegant Sauvignon Blancs in the world. Remember in my first article, I explained that in Europe, wines are labelled by region, so look for a Sancerre or a PouillyFumé in the French section, not necessarily a Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are commonly blended with Sémillon (say-mee-YOHN) providing structure and body, are typically elegant, grassy or herbaceous, have a gooseberry aroma, and contain a subtle minerality or flint. New Zealand experienced so much success with Sauvignon Blanc since the first plantings in the ‘70s, that the country has dedicated more vineyards to this grape than Bordeaux or the Loire Valley. According to an article from the Journal of the Geological Association of Canada from 2009, New Zealand had eleven viticulture regions and more than 22,000 ha of vineyards - Sauvignon Blanc accounted for approximately 40% of land under vine. The New Zealand style of Sauvignon Blanc is more intense and fruity than the French style, with aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit, asparagus, or sometimes ... cat’s pee! (Sounds disgusting, but it’s popular!)

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IDS WHO ARE fighting weight problems are the focus of a program that encourages healthy eating and active lifestyles. The 10-week program, which begins in January, is called Kamloops Healthy Weights for Children: Shapedown BC. It is a partnership between the Interior Health Authority and the Kamloops Y and will see families meet at the Y twice a week to learn how to exercise and eat their way to better health — with a dietitian and a mental-health worker helping out. (Call 250-851-7300 for more information on the initiative). Such a program is fantastic as it targets kids when health problems begin, the goal being to get unhealthy kids to become health adults, thereby helping them and, by association, acting as a preventive measure that just may save health-care dollars down the road. Any such measures are welcome, with the announcement being accompanied by quotes attributed to Kamloops’ two MLAs. The press release quoted Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake: “We are proud to invest in strategies, which are working to improve health outcomes for young people and their families right across B.C.” The press release also quoted Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone: “The impact of obesity on a young person’s quality of life is


MUSINGS significant and we know this program’s approach has proven benefits.” There was also a quote from Dr. Tom Warshawski, chairman of the Childhood Obesity Foundation: “It’s up to us to reduce the risk of chronic diseases associated with obesity for children and help improve the lives of British Columbians and their families.” From reading about this worthwhile program, it dawned on me that we can hardly go a day without hearing something about the crisis that is childhood obesity. Why, then, is physical education mandatory only through Grade 9? Would it not mesh with the provincial government’s goal of getting our kids fitter to perhaps mandate that our kids continue taking gym class through to graduation? It struck me as odd that we have this pervasive problem among some of our youth, yet the “physical” portion of their education essentially ends somewhere in their Grade 9 year. Back in my day, we did not have a semester system, but took our courses throughout the year. Kamloops high schools employ

the semester system, which means kids in Grade 9 who start with P.E. in September will be finished shortly after Christmas. Yes, the Ministry of Education does have its graduation-transitions program, in which students in grades 10 to 12 must document and report a minimum of 150 minutes per week of physical activity at a moderate to vigorous intensity. This self-reporting course is better than nothing, one supposes, but cannot possibly be as effective as having kids attend a regular gym class and being pushed to do their best while learning new athletic skills. A Ministry of Education spokesman told me P.E. has not been mandatory in grades 10 to 12 for at least two decades. The class was likely dropped from the mandatory list as students in grades 11 and 12 were faced with tackling more difficult academic subjects as university-entrance requirements continued to become more daunting. It is an understandable situation. However, when the Ministry of Education notes that “three out of five school-aged children in Canada (ages five to 17) are not active enough for optimal growth and development” and that “one in every four children in B.C. between the ages of two and 17 is overweight or obese,” surely there must be room to insert the gym class back into the mandatory schedules of students as they enter their senior high-school years.

There is a perplexing situation surrounding the B.C. Liberals hinging the economic future of the province on liquefied natural gas to the tune of more than $400-billion in revenue. The importance of natural gas to the Liberal government first made light during the election campaign, when the Liberals promised to clear the provincial debt and establish a Prosperity Fund with natural-gas royalties and revenues. Since winning the election, the Liberals have continued to rest much of the province’s future economic success on the natural gas industry. In fact, Clark is heading out on tour, to essentially promote the natural-gas industry in British Columbia. With this kind of talk, the province is counting its chickens before they’ve hatched. The problem is, the natural-gas industry in British Columbia is in its infancy. Of the handful of proposed liquefied natural-gas plants alluded to in the Prosperity Fund calculations, three have received export permits, although clients have yet to be secured, and only two have passed environmental review. Then there are the pipelines needed to get the natural gas to the LNG plants, most of which have not passed through the environmental-assessment stage. But, Clark is going out there, telling the world B.C.’s naturalgas industry will be providing clean energy to the rest of Canada and the world, although environmental groups dispute the “clean” part. Hinging the province’s future on what can best be called unhatched chickens is not very prudent. Unless, of course, Clark knows something about the regulatory process she isn’t sharing right now.



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Re: Story: Word play or an attack on rights? “I believe in a woman’s right to choose, but I also believe all people have a right to their own feelings and opinions. “As long as these people are not threatening or harming anyone, then they are doing nothing wrong.” — posted by Albert Baker “Be careful, Coun. Nelly Dever. It says “protect human life” — period! “Quit reading your own bias or others’ bias into it. It’s a great message that people matter — period.” — posted by Rosemary Smart “I think the banner is accurate. “One only has to look at the story of Andrea Bocelli or the story of Minka Disbrow to see how one life can make a difference.” — posted by Jason Sirianni “Feminists are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites. “They scream for women’s rights, the right to be heard, the right to a life, the right to not be abused — but they give zero consideration to the future women in their wombs. “They have no trouble with having future women hacked to bits or sucked out of their body.” — posted by Cordelia Gables

WE ASKED Every year, the Kamloops Pro-Life Society receives permission to hang its banners over Kamloops streets. This year, Kamloops Coun. Nelly Dever stated her objection to the message. “Basically, I don’t understand why we’re allowing this banner to be up because I think it goes against the rights of women,” Dever told council. KTW letter writers Christina Sewell and Evelyn Dick do not agree with their elected representative. KTW file photo

Pro-life society’s message not ugly or hurtful Editor: I’d like to respond on behalf of the Kamloops Pro-Life Society regarding complaints launched about our street banner (‘Word play or an attack on rights?’ Sept. 24): Although we are not sure of our mayor’s or city council members’ stance on abortion and other life issues, we do know they have been openly supportive of free speech. There are a number of other advocacy groups in Kamloops that are allowed to express their views on certain issues — and they have been able to do so with banners, as long as they are not in violation of city policy. The Kamloops Pro-Life Society should not be treated any differently. A letter to city council opposing the banner includes details about Kelowna’s mayor deciding, for the first time in five years, to

not make an official proclamation for Protect Human Life Week. The situation here is quite different. The Kamloops Pro-Life Society has not requested an official proclamation, only that our message be allowed to be seen. For city council’s commitment to promoting an open, free exchange of ideas, we are very thankful. Councillors Nelly Dever and Donovan Cavers have expressed their concern for women — and so do we. The Kamloops Pro-Life Society promotes life-affirming alternatives to abortion, in part because of the physical and emotional harm suffered by many women due to postabortion syndrome. This trauma is not a pro-life fabrication, but a well-documented phenomenon partially attested to by those who have joined the Silent No More organization.

Our concern extends to these individuals through our support for the counselling they need. Our banner’s message is not ugly or hurtful. It affirms the value of every human being, whether they are unborn, born, young, old, disabled, differently enabled, believer, non-believer, pro-life or not. Some will support our message and some will not, but the fact that it opens the door to discussion, thought and learning about life issues is what is important to us. From the standpoint of an advocacy and educational group, that is all we are asking for. Thank you for your continued coverage of this matter. Christina Sewell board member Kamloops Pro-Life Society

How could a life-affirming phrase deny women’s rights? Editor: Re: (‘Word play or an attack on rights?’ Sept. 24): How could the simple phrase on the banner — “One life can make a difference” — deny a woman her rights, as claimed by Kamloops Coun. Nelly Dever? Every woman has the right to make up her mind pro or against. The banner is very correct.

It’s all about freedom of expression

One life can make a difference — for good or for bad. It doesn’t say you must choose one way or another; it does no more than to support what, in essence, is what every woman needs to hear. Her life can make a difference.

Editor: I read KTW’s front-page article on Sept. 24 (‘Word play or an attack on rights?’) regarding the debate over the pro-life banner and had so much to say. I then turned to page A8 and Dale Bass’s column (‘Not exactly a banner day for debate at Kamloops City Hall’) and found that it was already said perfectly. No matter which side of the abortion issue one stands on, the real debate is one of freedom of

Evelyn Dick Kamloops thought, belief, opinion and expression. Interestingly, sadly but notably, Allysa Gredling, who wrote a letter to city council arguing the banner was “discriminatory” and lacking in respect, is the one who comes across as least tolerant. Bravo, Dale Bass, on a well thought-out, wellstated and absolutely sensible column. Cynthia R. Howkins Kamloops

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YES 32% NO 68% 49 VOTES WHAT’S YOUR TAKE? Should city council simply do away with all requests for proclamations and to hang banners over Kamloops streets?


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Kamloops’ fire chief on his way from Edmonton fire chief, so we headhunted several people. “We had many good After more than three people we were looking at and Dale just rose to decades moving up the the top. His experience ranks of the Edmonton was really second to Fire Rescue service, none.” Kamloops’ new fire McLean became a chief admits a move to a firefighter at the end of new province isn’t easy. what he describes as a “That’s tough,” Dale “very short” football McLean told KTW. career — stints play“I’ve been there ing junior football in [Edmonton] just shy of his hometown, at the 34 years. It’s been my University of Alberta, life. I started as a young and “a cup of cofrecruit firefee” with the fighter in 1980 CFL’s Edmonton and worked Eskimos. up through the “If you come ranks. I’ve seen from a team type all the things a of background, if firefighter has DALE you’ve got physito go through MCLEAN cal activity in your in their career, blood and those whether it’s type of things, it good stuff or not-soseems to be a natural good stuff.” draw to those type of On Friday, Sept. 27, people,” he said. the City of Kamloops From there, McLean announced McLean, worked his way up Edmonton’s deputy fire through the ranks, movchief, will step into the top position at Kamloops ing from lieutenant to captain to station captain Fire Rescue. before taking over the “Dale was a person role of deputy chief four that we went after ourselves,” corporate servic- years ago. Duckworth said es and community safety director Duckworth said. McLean’s background, “We contacted several which also includes 20 years as an execukey players in B.C. to tive of the International give us names of people Association of Fire they have worked with in the past who would be Fighters, will “garner considered to be a good a lot of support and

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respect” from KFR staff. The hiring follows a lengthy search for a successor to former chief Neill Moroz, who retired abruptly in May. While the city had at one point hoped to have a new chief in place by the end of August, Duckworth said trying to schedule interviews in the summer months proved challenging. “The summer months, really June to August, probably added an extra three months onto an already long process,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for a process like this to take at least three months, but this process took closer to six months.” Now that he’s been hired, McLean will take over the post relatively quickly. He is due to start at KFR on Oct. 21. Once he’s in the role, McLean said he wants to focus on team-building within the organization. He doesn’t expect major differences between the Tournament Capital and the City of Champions. “There’s going to be, I would suggest, more similarities than differences,” he said. “You’re dealing with the ability to provide a service and

yet be fiscally responsible to the taxpayer and making sure the service you provide is always valued and that you’re always evaluating to improve.” While the search for

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Helping Mother Nature drink it up in wetlands By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER

For years, the wetlands in the DallasBarnhartvale Nature Park were dammed, diverted, piped away and sucked up by invading weeds. But, by the end of a single day’s excavation, some of the animals that will make the shallow pools of water their home or frequent hangout were already finding their way back. “We’ve already seen birds,” said Heather Toles of the Barnhartvale Horse and Hiker Trail Preservation Society. “There was a group of them in the pond drinking water and bathing when we came in this morning.” The society, along with community volunteers and Kentucky wetlands expert Tom Biebighauser, spent three days last week restoring the park’s wetlands.

It’s the first phase of a multi-year plan to build a site that mixes education with conservation and, the group hopes, attracts more people to a park that hasn’t gotten the buzz of Kenna Cartwright or Peterson Creek. To start, the group excavated four shallow pools to collect groundwater and ripped out invasive plants such as box elders, which suck up large portions of water in the area without providing much in the way of animal habitat. Pools were shaped and volunteers added logs and planted seeds and vegetation native to the area to round out the effect. There was also some removal work to do. “I understand people used to draw water from here for their homes,” Biebighauser said. “We found drainage pipes and we found ditches and we

Left to right: Wetlands restoration-committee member Jim Sloper, volunteer Sue Huddart, committee member Heather Toles, wetlands expert Tom Biebighauser and volunteer Diane James. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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OR A MAN who makes a living dealing with the precision of computers, Jan Antons’ journey to Kamloops was a little on the random side. “It all basically started when the Blazers drafted my brother [Nils] in 1996,” said Antons, the Kamloops Blazers’ assistant trainer. “We were from Germany. They brought him over. I came a year later and I never left.” Logic, as luck would have it, had nothing to do with a fateful meeting in Calgary, where a group of Hockey Canada staff decided Antons might be a good fit for the national sledge-hockey team. In 2014, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation computer expert will land in Sochi, Russia, for the Paralympic Games, where he will represent Canada as the sledgehockey squad’s equipment manager. While good fortune might have played a part in the Dusseldorf native’s trip to the River City and his pending excursion to the land of the Tzars, Antons’ rise through the hockey ranks has much more to do with

hard work. He touched down in Canada in 1997, graduated from Kamloops secondary in 1999 and earned a diploma at Thompson Rivers University before BCLC brought him on board. It was during that stint in the Tournament Capital that Antons got involved in the sports community, cutting his teeth in the training world with the Thompson Blazers of the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League and helping out with the WHL’s Blazers. The affable German also volunteered with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Kamloops Storm and the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s Kamloops Venom and Rattlers. Right before he left BCLC and jetted to Cowtown to further his education at the University of Calgary, Antons was chairman of the 2007 Founders Cup, the national junior B lacrosse championship, hosted that year in Kamloops. “It’s really hard to describe, but it’s because I enjoy it so much and I think that’s why I go from team to team and people keep asking if I can help,” Antons said. “I’m sort of a person

Jan Antons is from Dusseldorf, Germany, but he will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Dave Eagles/KTW

NILS ANTONS: Played with the Kamloops Blazers in the late 90s

who can’t say no. I love being with the boys. It’s a lot of fun.” Antons says yes to volunteering with the B.C. Football Conference’s Kamloops Broncos, helping where he can, including with the team’s website, an

endeavour that has saved the junior football team about $5,000, according to team president Dino Bernardo. The Blackberry lover was working toward his bachelor of commerce degree in Calgary from 2007 to 2010, all the while climbing the ladder in the hockey world. During his time in Calgary, Antons was head trainer and equipment manager with the Calgary Dinos of the Canadian Interuniversity Sports ranks, an assistant trainer with the WHL’s Hitmen and an associate digital producer with the NHL’s Flames. Antons was volunteering at the

Saddledome at a Hockey Canada camp in 2010 when a chance meeting occurred with “the right person,” Antons said. “From there, I’ve helped with the sledgehockey team and will be going to the Sochi Olympics.” The self-proclaimed computer nerd won a gold medal with the Canadian team at the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Goyang, South Korea, in April. That has been the highlight of his career thus far but, win or lose, representing the Great White North in Russia in

March will top the list. “I just came back from the Four Nations Cup, to try out facilities in Sochi, and that alone was an experience I will never forget,” Antons said. “I think the Olympics and Paralympics, it’s the same as for the athletes — it’s the top. It’s the highest you can get and that’s what I’m really looking forward to.” Nils, a forward, was drafted by the Blazers 68th overall in the 1996 CHL Import Draft and went on to tally 16 points, including seven goals, in 82 games over two seasons. Jan never laced up his skates with the Blue and

Orange, but his contribution to the organization is deeply valued. “He’s a jack-of-alltrades and he’s not afraid to get in there and get things done,” said Colin (Toledo) Robinson, the Blazers’ head trainer. “The days get long and it’s nice to have the help, but then you get a guy that wants to help and be a part of the team, and that’s his biggest asset. “He fits in with the guys. He jokes around with them and he’s earned their trust. Any time you can earn the whole team’s trust . . . it’s huge.” X See ANTONS A18

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Players on the squad are well aware of his day job and Antons is often on the receiving end of a few verbal jabs. “I usually try at around five o’clock or four o’clock when I leave my work to turn the nerd button off,” Antons said. “When I get to these teams, I try not to be too nerdy, but the guys know how to push my buttons when it comes to computer stuff.” There must be programs capable of calculating the minuscule probability of Antons winding up where he is today, but the landed immigrant views his story as something that was just meant to be. “I came to Kamloops, loved it and ended up staying,” he said. “My brother went back [to

Germany] and I was the only one who stayed and became Canadian. “This is my home. I’m representing my country.”

Happy birthday, Jan The hockey world is small and made smaller by Twitter, which Jan Antons found out in a big way earlier this week. While Antons was working with the WHL’s Hitmen in Calgary, forward Trevor Cheek decided every day should be Jan’s birthday. “They thought it was going to be really funny to wish me a happy birthday every single day of the season,” Antons said. “I was hoping it would only last a day, but it lasted the entire season. It actually got to the point where the GM told them to shut up.”

The constant niggling and birthday-related jokes seemed to have come to an end when Antons returned to Kamloops. Then Rob Trzonkowski, formerly of the Hitmen, joined the Blazers in 2012. “He spread it here,” Antons said. “[Then-Blazer head coach] Guy Charron would say it almost every day last season.” Last week, a tweet emanating from Kamloops wished Antons a happy birthday. Within minutes, he was receiving tweets, calls and texts from across Western Canada. “I had to turn my phone to silent,” Antons said. “That was it. It wouldn’t stop. “You know the hockey world — it’s small and everybody’s on Twitter. “It’s all funny in the end. I was laughing and I actually

haven’t stopped.”

Blazers earn split in PG The Kamloops Blazers were in Prince George on the weekend, splitting a pair of WHL regular-season tilts with the Cougars. Kamloops earned a 5-2 win at the CN Centre on Friday, Sept. 27, but Prince George bounced back with a 3-1 victory on Saturday, Sept. 28. Recording points on the weekend for Kamloops were Josh Connolly (2G, 2A), Cole Ully (2G), Tyson Ness (2G), Taran Kozun (2A), Nick Chyzowski (1A), Aspen Sterzer (1A) and Matt Needham (1A). The Blue and Orange are hosting a pair of games at Interior Savings Centre this weekend, with the Victoria Royals in town on Friday, Oct. 4, and the Cougars in Kamloops

on Saturday, Oct. 5. Game time both nights is 7 p.m. On Saturday night, the Blazers, in conjunction with Safeway and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), are hosting Safeway Breast Cancer Night. A team fundraising page has been set up to collect donations leading up to and during the game. Make a donation online at (search for the Kamloops Blazers) or in person at ISC. All donations go directly to the CBCF. The Blazers’ players will participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Riverside Park. Since its inception in Kamloops, the event has raised more than $2.5 million in the Tournament Capital alone.


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Kamloops bids on 2014 Four Nations Cup By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

The 2014 Four Nations Cup, featuring the Canadian, U.S., Finnish and Swedish national female hockey teams, might be played in the Tournament Capital. Kamloops This Week has obtained the Kamloops bid committee’s tournament-bid proposal, which was sent in July to Dean McIntosh, Hockey Canada’s director of marketing services. Jon Pankuch, president of the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association, is the city’s bid-committee chairman. The City of Kamloops has agreed to provide free usage of Interior Savings Centre to the host committee from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2014, the proposed dates on which the tournament will run. The proposed bud-

get includes a net profit of $9,125 on expenditures of $315,375 and revenue of $324,500. The Kamloops bid committee is anticipating revenue from ticket sales ($268,000), grants ($21,500), corporate sponsors ($20,000), fundraising ($10,000) and merchandise sales ($5,000). The three largest expense items are expected to be hotel accommodations ($84,375), meals ($71,500) and transportation ($27,000). Each of the four teams will play each other once in the round-robin stage to decide which teams will meet in the bronze- and gold-medal games. In the round-robin, the bid proposal sets ticket prices at $15 for each of Canada’s games. The price of admission is expected to be $10 for games not featuring the Canadian team.

It will cost $10 to get into the bronzemedal tilt and $20 for the championship game, according to the bid proposal. The 2014 Four Nations Cup will be the first major women’s hockey tourney after the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The tournament is considered the thirdmost-prestigious event in women’s hockey, after the Olympics and the IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship. The Four Nations Cup rotates among the participating countries — Canada, U.S., Finland and Sweden — with St. John’s being the last Canadian host, in 2010. St. John’s realized a profit of $1,958, while Kitchener, in 2006, pulled in $60,232, which it used to fund community hockey programs in its city. At least one other

city is competing against Kamloops, that being Sarnia, Ont. The winning host city will be announced before the 2013 Four Nations Cup, which is being held in November in Lake Placid, N.Y. On the Kamloops bid committee are Sean Smith, the city’s Tournament Capital co-ordinator; Patrick O’Donovan, Tourism Kamloops’ sporttourism co-ordinator; Andy Philpot, brigade superintendent with St. John Ambulance; Al Fitzgerald, president of Nor-Ex Ice Engineering; Willy Saari, co-ordinator of female referee development with BC Hockey; and Kelsey Clovechok, who would act as the tournament’s female hockey advisor and player representative. Kamloops lost its bid to host the 2013 women’s world championship, which was awarded to Ottawa.

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ocal firefighters decided to change things up this year with their annual Ladies Diamond Dinner, a fundraiser for construction of a burn centre in Vancouver. In addition to relocating to a larger venue — the Kamloops Convention Centre — organizers are bringing in someone who can speak about how valuable the project is for people who are burned. Heidi Cave of Fort Langley is one such person, a woman whose life changed completely 15 years ago, but who lived to talk about it. She will be the fundraiser’s keynote speaker, but will be in Kamloops this week at an event promoting her book Fancy Feet — the story of a young woman with a new boyfriend looking forward

to life, a dream that was shattered when she was in a horrific car accident that saw her trapped in her upside-down, burning car at the bottom of a ravine. “I chose to be a survivor,” Cave told KTW. “I had a message in mind when I started to write the book, to tell it as honestly as I could. “I’m not a celebrity. I’m your next-door neighbour.” The accident happened 15 years ago when a driver going 100 km/h in a 60 km/h zone T-boned Cave’s car, killing her friend on impact and pushing her car into a fence and over into a ravine. Half her body was burned before she was rescued and she spent two weeks in a drug-induced coma. Both legs were amputated and Cave spent seven months at the B.C. Professional Firefighters

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Burn, Plastic and Trauma unit at Vancouver General Hospital and another five months at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre learning how to walk with prosthetic legs. While it’s a story of her own courage, it’s also a love story, a tale of two people who had been together just six weeks before the crash. “My parents gave Scott an out,” Cave said of her now-husband. “They gave him a speech about how he didn’t have to be there, how they’d understand if he just

walked away. “I gave him the same speech when I came out of the coma, but he stayed — and we did this together.” “This” includes two children, a boy and a girl, a blog (heidicave. com) that records her life, an audience in the provincial legislative assembly that heard her story and a keynote speech to more than 3,000 firefighters from across the province at an event that also featured Hillary Clinton. It includes realizing the accident had left her broken and there

were no self-help books that could fix her. She needed time and love. She needed determination. And she needed to heal. It’s one of the reasons she waited so long to write her book, to tell her story, Cave said. Living through the trial “just drags you right back into the moment.” Once it was written, which took her three years, she sent the manuscript to several publishers for the next two years before finding one who was interested. A year of editing followed before it was finally published. That moment was full of emotion, Cave said, because her story had come from “such a raw place. “I’ve been asked if I ever wonder why this happened to me,” Cave said. “I figure why not? It can happen to anyone, so what’s the point of asking that?”

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Improv back at St. Andrews By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER

The six performers who will take the stage at St. Andrews on the Square on Friday, Oct. 4 don’t have many hints to drop about the stories they’ll tell or the characters they play — mainly because they don’t know what they’ll be. “In terms of the content, we have no idea what’s coming up, which is the exciting part,” said Derek Rein, host of Project X’s upcoming improv night. The more-or-less quarterly event features some of the theatre company’s favourite performers, plus special guests, making up a show on the spot using a series of theatre games. Actors may have to run through a scene speaking only in questions, or insert audience-penned sentences into their performance without knowing ahead of time how they’ll line up with the story. Or, in games like Revolver, they may have to run multiple scenes at one, switching back and forth in rapid succession. “Sometimes it really works,” says performer Alicia Ashcroft, “and sometimes it really doesn’t. “But, it seems like sometimes the audience likes that better.” “It’s like when you go to watch someone on the trapeze,” adds Rein. “A part of you is hoping they miss the net when they fall.” While they can’t rehearse lines or actions ahead of time, Rein said there is still plenty of rehearsing that goes into setting up the improv nights. The troupe will get together in advance of a show to run through the various games it will play on a performance night and dissect what does and doesn’t work. The more comfortable they are with each other, and the more they know each other’s strengths, the easier it is to build a good scene on the spot, Rein said. Though improv and comedy tend to go hand-inhand, Ashcroft said she’s learned it’s better not to obsess over the jokes.

“You can’t really worry about being funny,” she said. “That’s the thing you have to let go of. We always think of improv as being funny, but the more you try to be funny, the less it works out.” Though in a pinch, the performers admit, nothing saves a scene like bringing back a joke someone else made earlier in the night. The next Project X improv evening runs on Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrews on the Square. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the door. To offer idea for the performers to use during the show, head to Project X’s Facebook page or tweet @ProXTheatre. This time around, the company is looking for these suggestions: A location, an unusual hobby or habit, an occupation and a sentence.



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Just like Ron Sexsmith, with whom she’s now touring, Jenn Grant took a Canadian musician’s iconic song and made it her own. With Sexsmith, it was a cover of The Weight by The Band and written by Robbie Robertson. Grant, a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia, chose to cover Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young. She said it was a natural choice for her, not only because it’s a wonderful, delicate song,

but because it was one she had fallen in love with as a teenager. Both succeeded; Robertson contacted Sexsmith to tell him he liked the version, while Grant, who hasn’t heard from Young, was pleased with her rendition. “I like to make things my own,” she said. “And I felt up to the challenge. “The song fit with the album [Echoes] and it was a song I loved growing up. “It seemed like it was meant to be.” Stage fright almost stopped

Nutcracker is coming The Mouse King, Masha and the music of Pytor Tchaikovsky return to Kamloops when the Moscow Ballet again performs its Great Russian Nutcracker at Interior Savings Centre. The ballet includes nine hand-painted backdrops with 3D ornamentation and larger-than-life puppets. The show is on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Reserved seating tickets range from $49.50 to $64.50 and go on sale on Friday, Sept. 20, at, at the venue’s box office or by phoning 1-855-985-5000. ARE YOU PLANNING A GARAGE SALE?


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her career before it got started and it wasn’t until she was in her early 20s that Grant was able to perform publicly again. Once conquered, though, she’s shared stages with myriad other musicians, including Sexsmith, Matt Mays and Jill Barber. The current tour came about through a simple request. “I just asked him because I love him,” Grant said. “I’ve always wanted to tour with him.” The two of them perform at the Blue Grotto tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 2) for a 19-plus show.

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TNRD celebrates libraries The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Library system, in conjunction with the Canada Council for the Arts and Thompson Rivers University, is celebrating Canadian Library Month in October. The first celebratory event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the downtown Kamloops library, where Vancouver-based writer Aislinn Hunter will discuss her book Stay, which was recently adapted to film and shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. Other events are slated to run on Oct. 3, Oct. 8, Oct. 17, Oct. 22, Oct. 24 and Oct. 29. All events will begin at 7 p.m. and are cosponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and TRU. For more information, go online to

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Join us for a morning full of creativity and fun. Children will be able to explore different artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and crafts in a professional studio/gallery environment. Each class, students will dive into different art themes that incorporate play and education with fun-filled projects. Supplies are included, and children can take their completed projects home the same day. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Karla Pearce Art Gallery Oct 16-Nov 6 10:00-11:30 AM Wed #214926

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This class is designed for those wanting to improve their conversational skills and build on the skills learned in the beginner Spanish class. It is also suitable for those who feel they are ready for an intermediate class. Book is extra. South Kamloops Secondary School Oct 23-Nov 20 7:00-9:00 PM Wed, Mon #210884 Parkview Activity Centre Oct 17-Nov 14 9:00-11:00 AM Thu, Mon #212082

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The ride of a lifetime from Sea to Sky By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER


Terry Phillips successfully completed the recent Sea to Sky Charity Ride from Vancouver to Whistler. Dave Eagles/KTW

s he crossed the finish line, Terry Phillips said he felt “on top of my world.” While the feeling may have been pure emotion, there was an element of truth — the 56-year-old has just completed the Sept. 7 122-kilometre Gran Fondo bike race on the Sea to Sky Highway, a journey that took him from the corner of Burrard and Georgia streets in downtown Vancouver, over the Lions Gate Bridge, and up the highway to Blackcomb Way in Whistler — a 1,700-metre climb. It took the employee of the North Shore Community Centre six hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds to complete, a bit slower than the winning pace of three hours and 21 minutes. Phillips didn’t care. Before this summer, he had never even seen a road-rcing bike. “And I had to learn real quick. I couldn’t even figure out how the gears worked,” he said. A few lessons from local bike trainer Teresa Seibel, and he had the basics figured out, right down to how he would handle the bike racer’s dreaded moment when something goes awry and a flat tire ensues. Why did he do it? “I guess it was the adrenaline rush and I think knowing 6,500 people were going to be there, that alone excited me. And I thought how powerful it would be to ace something like that.”


Phillips has always been athletic, working out at a gym, practising yoga, hiking, swimming and riding a mountain bike. But, for those who think a bike is a bike is a bike, he would beg to differ. “It’s like night and day,” he said of the transition. “The hardest thing was to get used to the seat. It’s not a lot of fun, but I got used to it.” Phillips borrowed a relative’s bike for his first race, a sprint through Westsyde, and then decided to buy his own, ending up with an Argon 18. He then set his sights on the Gran Fondo — “and I had to whip myself into shape.” Training saw him doing “200 clicks a week, about 15 hours in the saddle,” along with a 128-kilometre run from Kamloops to Lac la Jeune, then back to downtown Kamloops and out to the far end of Dallas, a quick turnaround and back into town. He also did a a practise run on what other riders have declared the toughest part of the Vancouver Gran Fondo — a 55-kilometre stretch from Squamish to Whistler. “I did that in a round-trip,” he said. “It took me six-and-a-half hours to do it, so I figured I would take seven hours to do the Gran Fondo. “I beat that by four minutes.” He said he was nervous the day of the race, but he met a fellow racer leaving the hotel who planned to do the race on a mountain bike. “I asked him what he was doing and he

said he was used to it,” Phillips said. “And then I saw he had nutritional bars taped to the bars [of thebike] and sandwiches in tin foil taped to the bike. And he was wearing flip-flops. “He helped calm me down.” The race went well, he said — no flat tires, no scary moments and smiling for the cameras placed along the route, something tour organizers asked all racers to try to remember to do. “Right. There’s the burn in my legs and I see a cameraman and I try to smile and give him a thumbs-up while I’m going uphill. But I smiled.” And he gave another grin — likely larger — as he crossed that finish line. “It was pretty amazing, a beautiful feeling.” Back at the community centre, where he has worked for the past decade, Phillips had his own fan club eagerly waiting for his return to find out how he did. “They were all happy for me. They all thought I was crazy but they were happy and I had a lot compliments and they all wanted pictures.” His biggest surprise? “I felt great the next day. No aches, no pains, nothing. I took the day off and was back in the gym the next day. “I was proud of myself” Phillips said that blue and bike vehicle with the oh-so-uncomfortable seat will be getting a lot more use — he’s signing up for the race again next year.



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here are still a few winding stretches of road that defy the usual urban grid pattern, where driving becomes fun again instead of just another bothersome chore en route to a day at work. The stubby little shifter snicked forward with a smooth click, dropping the tranny into a lower gear, encouraging an exhaust note that was resonating with a lovely baritone moan as the ILX held its line and carved unerringly through the long cu rve. If you closed your eyes — maybe not exactly advisable during cornering — you’d swear you were in a sports car instead of Acura’s premium compact sedan. The ILX serves as a gateway to the Acura brand and there’s something quintessentially Canadian about entry-luxury vehicles and the compromises made — a little luxury but not too much, a little sport, a few extra techno bits and just enough brand cachet, while holding the line at a starting price under $30,000.

Indeed, Acura first explored the entry-luxury level here with the Canada-only EL and its follow-up CSX before evolving the 2013 ILX model that was aimed more broadly across the growing markets of North America and Mexico, as well as China. Like its EL and CSX predecessors, the ILX builds on the foundation of the Honda Civic but that steady evolution of design and technology continues to broaden the separation between the two models. ILX exterior design features a longer hood than the Civic, a shift in A-pillar placement, a steeper rake to the windshield, a shortened rear deck and uniquely angular body components. And, inside, a refined interior shows upscale fit and finish, instrumentation shared with the TL and other purely Acura influences. The ILX also comes in three flavours that reflect a trio of distinctly different powertrain choices. The base model ILX comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder SOHC engine producing 150 horse power at 6,500 rpm and 140 pound-feet of torque at 4,300 rpm. The engine is mated to a fair-

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AeroSeven concept a feast for the eyes

This is an early image of the Caterham AeroSeven Concept. Delivery of the production version of the concept model will begin in autumn 2014.

Caterham Cars recently unveiled the AeroSeven Concept at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. As the first model designed with significant input from all of the Caterham Group’s specialist business arms, the AeroSeven Concept signals the brand’s intentions in terms of product engineering processes, speed to market, as well as a hint to its styling direction for future models. This includes an all-new sportscar being developed in conjunction with Renault and due for release in early 2016. The AeroSeven Concept, which draws heavily on methods used by the F1 team, will be the first ever Caterham model to be fitted with traction control. Thanks to a newly developed Caterham Engine Management System, drivers will be able to enjoy fully adjustable traction and launch control functionality. Based on an updated interpretation of a highly acclaimed earlier AeroSeven Concept is stacked with race car-inspired features, including aerodynamic styling, an exclusive steering wheel with driver-focused functionality, and an intuitive fully active graphical display unit.

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Chevrolet’s assembly plant has begun shipping the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Chevrolet begins shipment of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Chevrolet has started shipping the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe from its plant in Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green Assembly has produced approximately 1,000 Corvette Stingrays for customer deliveries. Most of these vehicles are expected to be delivered to dealers within the next few weeks. To expedite delivery, vehicles may be shipped out of build sequence, which is a normal part of any new vehicle launch. The Bowling Green facility underwent a $131-million upgrade to support production of the Corvette Stingray, including approximately $52 million for a new body shop to manufacture the car’s allnew aluminum frame in-house for the first time. The lightweight aluminum frame is the foundation for the most powerful standard Corvette ever, with a SAE-certified 455 horse power and 460 pound-feet of torque or 460 horse power and 465 pound-

Ford recently celebrated a manufacturing milestone for its fuelsaving EcoBoost engines. Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line. Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in Ford’s major markets worldwide is driving engine production, with output now averaging more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012. A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth production EcoBoost — a 2.0-litre unit — rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky.,

assembly line. EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers outstanding performance and fuel economy. Ford EcoBoost engines deliver up to 15 per cent better fuel economy than larger displacement gasoline engines. Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family now includes the 1.0-litre three-cylinder, the 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, as well as the powerful and efficient 3.5-litre V6.


feet with the available performance exhaust system. It is also the most capable standard Corvette ever, with Z51-equipped models able to sprint from zero to 60 m.p.h. in 3.8 seconds, run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 m.p.h., achieve 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60 m.p.h. in 107 feet. Complementing its performance capability with efficiency, the Corvette Stingray delivers the best fuel efficiency of any sports car on the market – with a fuel consumption rating of 12.2L/100km in city driving and 6.9L/100km on the highway. No other car offers more than 455 horse power and a 6.9L/100km highway rating. The new-model Corvette was originally slated to be released in the 2011 model year, but was delayed to 2014.

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$52,878 12 WOODLAND PARK SIGNATURE SS233C #PM1829. Two bdrm, cable wired at each bunk, ribbed steel roof, shed dormor, PVC tile flooring, plumbed & wired for washer & dryer, ducted A/C, wall entertainment centre, Cloud 9 mattress, overhead oak cabinets, two grand bays, hide-a-bed sofa & more!

$65,956 13 WOODLAND PARK MONTREAL 4011-2C #PM2040. One bdrm, custom plan, shed dormors, grand dinette bay, island kitchen, stone fireplace, hardwood floors, upgraded black appliances, 18 cu ft fridge, 30 gas range, microwave, dishwasher, queen hide-abed, 2 swivel rocker recliners & more!




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CATCHING CULTURE The wet weekend coincided with Culture Days, during which Kamloopsians could experience a wide variety of cultural activities. These included the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (above) inviting the public to enjoy a dress rehearsal at Sagebrush Theatre, featuring guest pianist Maxim Bernard, and residents flocking to Interior Savings Centre (right) for a free movie double-feature on the new big screen. Allen Douglas photos/KTW

JOAN MARION CROSS (NEE PORTMAN) Joan Marion Cross, 70, of Kelowna BC went to be with the angels on September 19th 2013 at home with her family by her side, after a very courageous battle with Cancer. She was predeceased by her Mother and Father Jack and Millie Portman, her sister Marg Haller and Mother in Law Connie Cross. Joan is loved and missed by her husband Basil Cross of 52 years, Children Corrinne Cross (Chris Franson and Children) of Lake Country, Kevin Cross (Marie Byers and Children) of Salmon Arm. Brother and Sister in Law Woody & Kathie Cross, Grandchildren Tyler Whitehead, Shelbi, Rylee, Ben, Gillian Cross, uncle Bill Portman of Kamloops. Joan also leaves special friend Colleen Friesen and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Joan was born in Kelowna BC October 2 1942, and grew up in Copper Mountain and Kamloops where she met and married her loving, caring husband Basil. Basil and Joan moved to Hudson’s Hope to work and start their family. In 1972 the family moved to Sicamous BC where Joan was involved in Curling, Bowling, Gymnastics, school functions, minor Baseball. In 1988 Joan and Basil moved to North Vancouver, in 1999 moved to Vernon, and 2008 to Lake Country (Kelowna) while wintering in Yuma AZ. Many Thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Palliative Care A Celebration of Life will be on October 5th 2013 at 1:00pm at the Lakers Clubhouse at 7000 Cummins Road, Vernon BC. Anyone wishing to donate in Joan’s memory to BC Cancer Foundation at 399 Royal Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 5L3

CHRIS ROBERTSON September 13, 1955 - September 18, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chris Robertson on Sept 18, 2013. Chris left this world peacefully, leaving a long but courageous battle with cancer behind him. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 34 years Jacquie, his children Deborah, Devon and Shaun (Chantal) and his grandchildren Eric and Gracie whom he cherished. Chris leaves behind his mother Evelyn, his brothers, Dana (Georgina), Garry (Esther) and Jeff (Carrie Anne) and many nieces and nephews. Chris was predeceased by his father Les in 1996 Chris was born and raised in Kamloops and made friends with many people throughout his life. Chris’s work career included the City of Kamloops, C.N.R, Operating Engineers, Clark Freightways, Darlen Transport, Owner Operator of 3R Delivery, and Northern Trailer. Our Family would like to thank the Kamloops Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. We also would like to thank Dr. Dong for his care and understanding through this difficult time. Celebration of Life will be held on Oct 5, 2013 at the McArthur Island Sports Lounge 1:00pm to 3:30pm Donations in Chris’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kamloops Hospice. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night DYLAN THOMAS

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in Áight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your Àerce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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250.371.4949 INDEX

fax 250.374.1033 email Announcements ...............001-099 Employment....................100-165 Service Guide ..................170-399 Pets/Farm ......................450-499 For Sale/Wanted..............500-599 Real Estate .....................600-699 Rentals ..........................700-799 Automotive .....................800-915 Legal Notices ................920-1000

Deadlines 2 pm Friday for Tuesday 2 pm Tuesday for Thursday PAYMENT - All ads must be prepaid. No refunds on classified ads.

*Run Until Rented

EEmployment (based on 3 lines)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

1 Issue ..................$13.00 1 Week ..................$25.00 1 Month ................$80.00

Household items, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, furniture, etc.

Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max.)

1 Issue...................................$16.38 1 Week ..................................$31.52 1 Month ............................. $104.00

*$35.00 + Tax *Some restrictions apply.

*$53.00 + Tax *Some restrictions apply. *Ads scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule No refunds on classified ads.

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2pm Friday for Tuesday’s Paper.


2pm Tuesday for Thursday’s Paper.

2 Days Per Week

Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

THANKSGIVING DEADLINE CHANGE Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2013 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please note the following Classified Deadline Change: The deadline for Tuesday October 15th paper will be Friday, October 11th at 11am

Lost & Found Found large box of new childrens clothing Batchelor Heights 250-377-4026 LOST: Ladies amber stone bracelet wk ago Sat in Farmer’s mkt vicinity 250-372-0700


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Community Coroner Opportunity

Childcare Wanted

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

go to and click on the calendar to place

•Experience preferred but will train



•Competitive wages plus benefits

Seeking energetic, motivated individuals to serve in their community ‘as & when required’. As a medico-legal investigator you will conduct all aspects of investigations.

F/T LIVE-IN NANNY req by family of 5, min wage. Kamloops. Email:

If you have an

• Full-time and Part-time



GROW MARIJUANA Commercially. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.


Childcare Available

Coming Events

is now hiring for the following position


Now accepting registration for Aberdeen. Superior Care and education. Programs offered: 0-3 years.

FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY for Sticky’s Candy. Store opening Nov 2013! Please call Robin, 1 (778)895-4321 or email:

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$10+tax per issue 3 lines or less

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Jonni’s Styling Studio is looking for an established stylist to join her team.


call 250-374-0462

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Garage Sale

PRODUCTION MANAGER (Kamloops BC) Kamloops This Week has a full time position available for a production manager. In addition to dummying our print and online products, the production manager must ensure that all deadlines are upheld and that all our products maintain the highest quality control. The successful applicant must demonstrate competency in all areas of staff management and previous management experience is considered an asset. If you have strong technical skills, staff management experience, a background in ad design, experience in print and online products, exceptional time management, are a strong team player, and have a passion for online and print products then we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should email a detailed resume along with a list of 3 working references to:

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Drop off resume in person to Jonni’s Studio at 105 – 147 Victoria St. Mon – Thur., 11am – 6pm


School District No. 73

(Kamloops/Thompson) Relief School Bus Driver, Barriere

Curriculum Assistant We recruiting for a F/T Curriculum Assistant at our Kamloops campus. The candidate must have at least 2 years’ experience in the Äeld and must be familiar with curriculum development concepts and have experience in MS Oɉce. Moodle or another LMS is considered an asset. Please forward cover letter and resume to:

School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) is currently accepting applications for a Relief School Bus Driver in Barriere. The successful applicant must possess a valid Class 2 Drivers licence with an Air endorsement and have three years proven previous driving experience. Applicants must be able to successfully complete the School District’s road test. Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: • Work history • Indication of a valid Class 2 driver’s license • An Air Brake Endorsement • A recent driver’s abstract If you have the above qualifications, please submit written applications by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to: Sharlene Bowers, Director of Human Resources School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) 1383 Ninth Avenue Kamloops BC V2C 3X7 E-mail to or fax: (250) 372-1183

Adult Care

Adult Care

The Hamlets at Westsyde is a revolutionary residential care facility which allows care providers to focus on resident-centered living and activities that inspire and support personal choice. We advocate the “gentle care” model of care and are currently looking to add to our team of professionals. Excellent benefit package with permanent positions.

HIRING IMMEDIATELY: LIFE SKILLS WORKER FULL-TIME, PART-TIME AND CASUAL POSITIONS Excellent benefits with permanent positions. The candidates must have a degree or diploma in a field related to supporting people with disabilities, a class 4 drivers license and excellent organizational skills. If you are passionate about providing the highest standard of care and support in an atmosphere of acceptance that promotes client dignity, self worth and choice we invite you to apply by submitting your resume in confidence to: Fax 250.579.9069 Email

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Production Manager Kamloops This Week has a full time position available for a production manager. Kamloops This Week is an award winning community newspaper that publishes twice per week and is distributed to over 30,000 homes in the Kamloops area. The successful applicant will be able to direct a team of advertising designers, liaison with press centers, work in partnership with the sales and editorial staff, act as project manager with our various community partners on special features, and consult with the other department managers in all areas relating to our newspaper operation. In addition to dummying our print and online products, the production manager must ensure that all deadlines are upheld and that all our products maintain the highest quality control. Staff management is a very important component to this position and the successful applicant must demonstrate competency in all areas of staff management. Time management and extraordinary scheduling abilities are a must in this position. Creation of schedules, calendars, and timelines are a weekly occurrence. Ability to work concurrently with multiple teams is a must (print, ad designers, management, special projects, community partners, etc). A strong technical aptitude is also required, as our production manager is responsible for all computer maintenance, software upgrades, and troubleshooting. If you have strong technical skills, staff management experience, a background in ad design, experience in print and online products, exceptional time management, are a strong team player, and have a passion for online and print products then we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume along with a list of 3 working references. Please forward all resumes to the attention of: Kelly Hall, Publisher Kamloops This Week 1365 B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops BC V2C 5P6 We thank all applicants; only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Career Opportunities

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

FOODSAFE COURSE by Certified Instructor October 8th and October 19th 8:30am-4:00pm $70 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762


HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. October 12th & 13th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday October 5th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:


Career Opportunities

Prestons Restaurant is Hiring Six Cooks for the restaurant on a permanent basis.


Wages: $11-$15 based on experience. Experience required: 2-4 years Education: Completion of High School and basic English required. Essential Skills: Reading text, Document use, Numeracy, Writing, Oral communication, Problem solving, Decision making

PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help! 1-877-852-1122 An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income?

1250 Rogers Way Inside the Coast Hotel

6:00am to late

Prestons Kamloops

Prestons Restaurant is Hiring One Assistant Restaurant Manager for the restaurant on permanent basis. Duties: Lead the day-to-day operations of the kitchen to ensure highest level of quality service and safety standards are consistently met while executing quality, well presented menu items. Recruit staff and oversee staff training, set staff work schedules and monitor staff performance, control inventory, monitor revenues and modify procedures and prices, resolve customer complaints and ensure health and safety regulations are followed, negotiate arrangements with suppliers for food and other supplies, negotiate arrangements with clients for catering or use of facilities for banquets or receptions, determine type of services to be offered and implement operational procedures. Wages: $17-$22 based on experience. Experience required: 1-3 years Education: Completion of High School and basic English required. Essential Skills: The successful candidate must exhibit role model standards, have excellent communication skills and be able to provide outstanding customer service to the customers they serve. Tel: 250-219-6333 or Email: | Fax: 250-314-0268 Location: 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC

Try part-time work as a contract Food Demonstrator 4-8 days a month in Kamloops grocery, drug and department stores. Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: contracts would consist of 2-3 days on Fri. Sat. and/or Sun. (must be able to work all 3 days) from 11-5 or 6.

1250 Rogers Way Inside the Coast Hotel

6:00am to late

Prestons Kamloops

Truck Driver Training Professional Truck Driver Program - Funding available for those who qualify!


Oct. 4-6 • Oct. 18-20


call 250.828.5104 or visit

Class 1, 2 and 3 Driver Training - Job placement available!

Kamloops This Week is looking for door-to-door carriers in your area. 2 days per week Tuesday & Thursday. Please call 250-374-0462 for more info.

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. Safety First is seeking qualified friendly and reliable TCP’s Have lego trucks, need drivers. Must have TCP certificate. Send resume to safety or fax to 1-250379-5190

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services KITCHEN Helper. $10.25 $12/hr, 40hrs/wk, F/T, Prmnt job, Lillooet Inn Restaurant @ 687 Main St, Lillooet, lillooet

Trades, Technical

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 1-800-991-1989, local #30 JMP Marketing Services BC’s largest demo company since 1979 Grandview Motel is looking for a front desk clerk/housekeeping, full-time position $11$14/hr up to 40hr/wk Resumes accepted only by Fax 250 3720847 or Email: info@grand Hoja Mongolian Grill cook/prep wanted, full-time position $10.25-$11.00/hr up to 40 hr/wk. Resumes accepted only by Fax: 250 372-0847 or Email: resume.hoja.



Live in housekeeper, over 70yrs old, non-smoker, no drugs. Free room & board, wages to be negotiated 250483-2333 after 5pm

Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores.

Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Electrician to join our team at our Lavington Planer Division in the Okanagan Region of BC.


QUALIFICATIONS: •Good working knowledge of WorkSafe BC & OH&S Regulations •Valid Elec. Interprovincial Journeyman ticket •3-5yrs. industrial maint. exp •PLC exp. a definite asset •Superior trouble shooting and communication skills •Must be willing to work any shift and be a team player

MILLWRIGHT Tolko Industries Ltd. currently seeks Certified Millwright to join our teams located in the Okanagan region of BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance repair, installation and modification of equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: •Certified Millwright with a Planerman endorsement •Forestry Industry exp. an asset •Superior Troubleshooting Skills •Exc. Organizational Skills •Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset •Strong safety background •Desire to work in a team environment BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! “We provide a dynamic environment w/ competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource.”




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

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

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

Cleaning Services

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at:

2 Experienced and reliable honest housecleaners currently seeking new clients call Shirley 250-851-2829


submit your resume by October 6, 2013.

WE are looking for experienced erectors for pre-engineered steel buildings. fax to 250-717-5751,

Work Wanted CARPENTER/HANDYMAN. Renovations, additions, roofing, drywall, siding, painting. 250-374-2774. HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774


RICKS’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!


Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

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POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the operation’s Maintenance Supervisor and working with tradesman, and other team members, the candidate will carry out maintenance programs and projects at the division. This is a challenging position and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment.

Practical Nursing trainers. 110 Pra

Hea Health Care related careers have an expected annual growth rate of 2.4 percent in BC over the next 10 years. gro

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). GROWING OKANAGAN KIA dealership looking for technicians and apprentices to fill full time positions. Offering a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Please email resumes to: GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at Fax 403-854-2845; Email:

Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training via DVD at no charge.

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Tel: 250-219-6333 or Email: | Fax: 250-314-0268 Location: 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC

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

Help Wanted


Duties: Prepare and cook full course meals, prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances, estimate food requirements and costs, prepare and cook individual dishes and foods, ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions, work with minimal supervision, supervise kitchen staff and helpers, support the kitchen manager. Work with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer, etc.) clean kitchen and work areas.

(250)-372-5312 for reservations



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Pets & Livestock


Merchandise for Sale $500 & Under

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

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Do you have an item for sale under $750?

Rentals Commercial/ Industrial

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Red Parti 3yr old female minature poodle, spayed, up to date with shots, very friendly $400obo 250-579-8828

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

Telephone Services

$200 & Under

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408.

Rubbish Removal 6161202

Floral Chesterfield set 2 chairs love seat and stool $125 aft 2pm (250) 372-1018

$400 & Under Winter tires on steel rims 215 70 R16 Hankook approx 75% tread left. Balanced and ready to go on your car, came off a 03 Saturn Vue $350 firm 250571-4501aft 4

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Medical Supplies ELECTRIC Wheelchair. 3yrs old. excel cond. New $6400 asking$1500obo250-434-1722

Rubbish Removal


Misc. for Sale

Tired of overpriced waste removal? Worried who may come to your home? TRY HAUL GUYS! - Affordable junk removal - Demolitions - Professional and Bondable -Eco Friendly

ClssB Motorhome cover $200, Golf Travel Bag $25, York Gym $80 obo (250) 828-2425 Maytag washer, front end loader, good condition $500. 778-470-3376 250-299-4285 Furniture

MISC4Sale: Camperette $300, Oak Table Chairs-$400, 2-Sta ndard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea & Artic Spa hot tub $3000obo Call 250-573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg.




• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 2 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only


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

STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Heavy Duty Machinery

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale






3 items-3 lines for $35 Additional items/lines $10 each Non business ads only Some restrictions apply

Does not include: Car/Truck/RV’s/Power Boats/Street Bike



*Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms


FOR LEASE 1,100 sq.ft. • 2 Bays 2,700 sq.ft. paved, fenced, lighted compound. 320 sq.ft. mezanine store front office, clean building. 1,600/MO + GST

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

318-4321 NO PETS


2006 Terry 28’ 5th wheel. 1 slide slp 6 Documented low mileage, exc cond $21,000 (250) 554-2528

Antiques / Classics

26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918

Cottages / Cabins

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

28ft ClassA Fleetwood Bounder RV Ford 460 exc cond Steal at $16500 250-573-1736

All season Lake View furn cabin indoor plumbing near Clinton $225 per/month (250) 483-2333 after 5pm

Auto Financing

CALL 250-376-8542/ 250-319-6054

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 2bth upper duplex Lafarge $800 6appl & ac n/p, n/s mature couple pref 573-2529

Homes for Rent

Complete Trailer with EZ load, boat, all gear new 4hp merc motor, $10,500 (250) 374-0507

3 Bdrm Northshore top flr, new reno’d, $1200mo incl util n/p avail now 250-320-0088

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Wanted Covered Winter Storage for 24ft Boat and Trailer Call (250) 371-1333

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

NShore 3Bdrm W/D F/S gas incld close to school working people $1350 250-554-8771

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

Rooms for Rent DOWNTOWN motel rooms avail, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $800/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-372-7761 Furn bed rm cls to DT util incl emp or student n/s/p/drink vehicle req $450mo 377-3158

Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 250-5798193 Cell 250-572-1048 Near TRU furn bdrm. New house all util, internet, TV, prk, incl shr w/d + kit n/s/p $575 Immd 250-319-2132

Carmel Place- 55+ New studio units in secure medical building. Open house M, W, F 10:30-11:30 Call Columbia Property Management 250-851-9310


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


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

Call: 250-371-4949

5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek B.C.

Rentals 2Bdrm clean quiet, Northshore apt $875mo, heat incl ns/p 250-554-0175

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


Shared Accommodation

Apt/Condo for Rent

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax


2bdrm older mobile lots of reno’s in Dallas Priced to sell $45900 Call (250) 396-7636

Call 250-371-4949

1365 Dalhousie Drive • 250-371-4949



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Motorcycles 1984 Yamaha Virago motorcycle.Excel/cond $3500obo 250573-5922(after6pm orlvmsg)

Best Value In Town

Did you know that you can place

PETS For Sale?


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

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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic ‘06Cobalt, auto4dr, 113000km great condition $4750.obo 250-578-7991, 250-320-5066

1986 GMC 4x4 1/2 ton v8 auto $3000 phone between 5pm & 8:30pm ONLY 250-377-8702

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

Townhouses 3brm 3bth Valleyview pet neg, $1300 close to school and shopping. Avail Immediately 250-374-5586 /371-0206

DUMP truck ‘98 1ton GMC 4X4diesel,auto,4ton hoist 165k $16,000 obo 250-573-2629 NEW LEER Truck Canopy. Fits 6ft Ford box. White. $900 1(250) 523-2350 (Logan Lake)

Boats 2007 Sea Doo Speed Boat, 4 Seater.$15,000obo Call 250573-5922 (after 6pm)or lv msg

Adult Escorts

Suites, Lower 1BDRM, Sahali g/l, sep kitchen, lrg bdrm + double closet, incd util & shrd/ldry. $795/mo Avail Now 250-318-3313 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person pref’d $950 incl util 819-3368 BRIGHT 2bdrm Lower Sahali, $995/mo incl util, ldry parking n/s/p availNov1, 250-377-3916 Ground level 2bdrm Batchelor H, N/S, N/D, N/P, Avail Oct 1 $1100 util incl (250) 376-2379 Large 1bdrm newly painted, close to bus, and shopping, n/s, n/p util incl $600 (250) 554-6978 after 3pm Riverfront 1bdrm daylight internet level entry ample prking util incl $575 579-9609 Valleyview lge living space 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, $950mo gas incl 250-372-2380

Trucks & Vans 1984 Chevy Short Box. $3500 obo (250) 573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. Must See!

2009 CHEVROLET Aveo- sedan, manual trans, front wheel drive, 1.6L, great on gas, senior driven, no accidents, 22,800 km, well maintained, excellent condition. $8800. Call (250)318-4002.

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Cars - Sports & Imports ‘94 Mazda 323 2dr hatchback, good cond, set of winters, 271,000km $500 851-8442

Vehicle Wanted Wanted Small Pick-up for dump loads, Must run good don’t care about looks. Will pay up to $800 (250) 3711333

#1A European Enchanting Companion Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. 250-371-0947 Attractive fun, blond provides full body massages and more. Ph 250-376-5319 9am-11pm

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TUESDAY, October 1, 2013

Sahalloween fall festival Friday, October 4th to Sunday October 6th PUMPKIN PATCH (Pick a pumpkin by donation) Face painting © Spooky Crafts Haunted House

AND MUCH MORE! visions Farmers


sunday, October 6th, 2013

merchant sidewalk all weekend!


Kamloops This Week, October 01, 2013  

October 01, 2013 edition of the Kamloops This Week

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