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SULLIVAN: ‘It’s our job to protect adolescents from themselves’ By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush and Kamloops-Thompson school district Supt. Terry Sullivan meet with media on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to discuss the investigation into the transfer of compromising photographs of teenagers by other teens in district schools. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to watch video from the press conference and turn to page A6 to learn more about the legal ramifications of creating and distributing so-called selfies, as explained by an associate law professor at Thompson Rivers University. Dave Eagles/KTW

POLICE PROBE TEEN PHOTO EXCHANGE By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

Police and Kamloops-Thompson school-district officials aren’t saying much about what they deem a “complex investigation” believed to revolve around nude photos of Kamloops high-school students circulating among local youth. What is known is that a significant number of youths are involved and potential criminal infractions could range from harassment to transmitting child pornography. It is believed the incident involves nude and

partially nude selfie-style photos sent in confidence between friends and later distributed to a wider circle of students, unbeknownst to the original senders. The police investigation began last week, after a Kamloops high-school student informed a staff member at a local school about an alleged incident. “It was inappropriate behaviour taking place on social media,” Kamloops-Thompson school district Supt. Terry Sullivan told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 22. “A staff member checked into it further on Friday [Jan. 17] and we felt it was appropriate to advise the RCMP immediately.” Sullivan would not say how many students are

involved in the investigation or what schools they attend, only that it involves a “significant number” of students at multiple secondary schools in the Kamloops-Thompson school district — not only in the Tournament Capital itself. “All of the students whose names we have received, all of their parents have been contacted,” Sullivan said, noting some disciplinary measures have already been taken by school officials. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the police investigation covers many potential sections of the Criminal Code, including production and distribution of child pornography, harassment and uttering threats. XSee PARENTS A6

Terry Sullivan said some good, positive steps have been taken since he had to call in Kamloops RCMP to deal with a social-media issue involving several high-school students. Sullivan, superintendent of the KamloopsThompson School District, said the parents of each student involved have been contacted by the district, but noted many other parents are aware of the situation and have had discussions with their own children. “I know that in the last 24 hours, some parents have talked with their kids about their phones and social media and asked them what they’re doing with it — how do they use it?” he said. “And a lot of them said, ‘Your phone stays on the kitchen table at night. It’s not going into your bedroom.”’ Sullivan said the board is dealing with all students it has determined are involved in the situation, which he would not discuss in detail. XSee POOR ONLINE A6

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JUMPING ACROSS GENERATIONS Seven-year-old Maximus Jewell competes against mom Lorraine in a friendly game of Chinese Checkers during an afternoon visit to the Kamloops Museum and Archives. As a child, Lorraine used to visit the museum for summer programs, a tradition she is contnuing with her son and daughters Dave Eagles/KTW

Council mulls expansion of no-smoking zones By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Having a cigarette between periods at a Kamloops Blazers game could become a ticketable offence if the city goes ahead with a bylaw to ban smoking on city trails and in its plazas, parks and beaches. The Interior Health Authority is pitching the smoking ban as part of national non-smoking week. Jeff Conners with the Interior Smoke Free Coalition said a ban in recreation areas has health and environmental advantages for the city. Conners said similar bans have measurably cut down on tobacco use in other cities, and has reduced cigarette-butt litter, which he said can leech toxic chemicals into soil and water. Questioned by Kamloops coun-

tions with more teeth. cillors, Conners said he Coun. Tina Lange said a would like to see a stricter ban would be good PR for bylaw, targeting patios Kamloops. and other public spots, but “I think it fits with believes banning smoking what Kamloops is as the in parks would have more Tournament Capital, as a traction. city known for health and “People still see cigawellness,” she said. “It’s a rettes as not a drug,” he good step to take and will said, adding a wider ban Speak up Should the city’s anti-smoking bylaw be You can comment on any story make us look like even would likely be controveryou read @ extended to trails, plazas and parks? a better city than we are sial and more difficult to kamloopsthisweek.com Let is know at today.” pass immediately. Coun. Pat Wallace “We want to see smokedit ed dittoro @k @ am a lolooppststhi thihisw s ee sw eekk.k.co k.co comm worried about what it ing banned everywhere to ticket. would mean for medicaland lots of changes, but we “Basically, it’s through crowd marijuana users who may need to know it’s still pushing rope uphill control as it were,” he said. “Just smoke to get through a full Blazers with some people.” people talking to people and peogame. Nor does she like the idea of Under the city’s parks bylaw, ple not smoking.” a bylaw that might restrict who can smoking is technically not permitCoun. Ken Christian, a former use city amenities. ted in parks, but parks, recreation IHA director of health who has “A lot of the people that smoke and cultural services director proposed the province pass stricter today, and I’m not one of them, Byron McCorkell said the city has smoking regulations, said he would nor are my family, they paid hard preferred to put up no-smoking taxes. They paid for the very facilisigns rather than push for the right like to see the city look at restric-

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ties that we’re trying to run them off,” Wallace said. “I certainly would not be prepared to tell people they couldn’t go on Rivers Trail or a dog park or go outside at the hockey game and have a smoke.” Mayor Peter Milobar thinks peer pressure is already accomplishing what a ban would and doesn’t believe smoking at sports fields around the city is much of an issue. “Generally, the kids are active and the parents with them are the parents of active children,” he said. “So, those that do smoke, generally they get far away because they’re being ostracized by the other parents.” Council decided to study the possibility of a ban by a vote of 6-2, with Wallace and Milobar opposed. Coun. Nancy Bepple was absent.


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City considering adding a mini-roundabout By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Kamloops’ next traffic circle could be on the smaller side. The city is pitching a plan for a miniroundabout at the intersection of 12th Avenue

and Nicola Street downtown. The city is presenting the idea to the Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program (CIPP) in a bid to score up to $70,000 in funding for the traffic calmer.

The mini-roundabout is, essentially, a five-metre-wide concrete circle that sits in the middle of an intersecting, forcing traffic to flow in a similar fashion to a larger roundabout. According to a

report to city council, the city is considering installing several of the roundabouts on Nicola Street. Marvin Kwiatkowski, the city’s director of development and engineering services, said the 12th

Avenue intersection was chosen as a pilot location because its traffic volumes are lower than at the intersections of Nicola Street and 10th Avenue or Nicola Street and 11th Avenue. The full cost of the

mini-roundabout is estimated at $140,000. Coun. Pat Wallace said she thinks the installation will have a positive effect on traffic in the Prince Charles Park area. “It’s kind of an awkward little area

now,” she said. “And I think at the entrance to [Riverside] park, the roundabout down here has worked so well. “I think if we can find the support for it, it would be a good thing to do.”

Council in dark about Rivers sculpture By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Coun. Nelly Dever wants Kamloopsians to know city council had nothing to do with choosing a new sculpture depicting the meeting of the Thompson Rivers. The sculpture will be installed in the roundabout near Interior Savings Centre downtown. During a council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Dever grilled recreation, social development and culture manager Barbara Berger about the sculpture by Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The sculpture, which was the subject of a post on the Vancouver Sun’s art blog last week, will be installed in front of Riverside Park on Thursday, Feb. 6. The city had not released any information to the public about the work, entitled Rivers, since council first agreed to spend $125,000 plus installation costs

on a piece of public art as part of Lorne Street’s overall beautification. City councillors were also in the dark about the art piece, Dever said, and the Sun article was the first time she had heard of a selected sculpture. “I just find there’s irony that council has input on, for example, form and character of a house or signage where it’s not taxpayer money, it’s the developer’s money,” she said. “And we had no input on this when it’s taxpayers’ money.” Mayor Peter Milobar said council had agreed to let the arts commission select the sculpture with no input from elected officials. Nor, Milobar added, did council ask to be notified of the final decision before it went public. Instead, the decision-making process was left to a jury of five people chosen by the city’s arts commission. Berger said the jury model is the “most accepted practice” for choosing

public art, noting most communities don’t have their city councils weigh in on matters of aesthetics. “I felt any one of those five people knew more than me about identifying the kind of design considerations, the integrity of the site and the condition of the site that would go into that,” she told Dever. The sculpture is one of two installations planned for the area around Riverside Park. Last year, council agreed to let the arts commission issue a request for proposals for a new “entrance feature” for Riverside Park, with a budget of $75,000. Berger told KTW the sculpture itself cost $125,000 to commission and create, but the cost of building a plinth and installing Rivers pushed the budget to $132,000. The money comes from the city’s public art fund, which is topped up with $50,000 each year.

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Proponents of the Ajax copper and gold mine say studies they are conducting as part of their environmental-assessment process are as good as a independent health assessment — and the province’s Environmental Assessment Office agrees. During a presentation at Thompson Rivers University last weekend, Dr. Jill Calder, a member of Kamloops Physicians for a Healthy Environment, renewed her group’s call for an independent study investigating the health impacts of the proposed open-pit mine. The group wants the Interior Health Authority to take the lead on studying the potential health risks of Ajax, rather than the province, federal government and consultants hired by the mine. Ajax spokeswoman Robin Bartlett said the extra process isn’t needed. Bartlett said the human-health and ecological risk assessment the mine is required to conduct

Mayor Peter Milobar attended the weekend presentation on health impacts of the proposed Ajax mine. While saying the lecture was informative, Milobar said it is too early in the process to determine if a separate health study is required. Allen Douglas/KTW

for its application, as well as studies on community health and wellness, socioeconomic impacts of the mine and the like will “comprehensively explore most, if not all, of the same criteria covered by a health-impact assessment.” Bartlett said research is “well underway” for the studies, which will be available to the public when the company files its application

for an environmental permit. In an emailed statement, a spokesman for the provincial Environmental Assessment Office said the mine is required to study health impacts through the humanhealth and ecological risk assessment. KGHM has said it expects to submit the application this year. The company had previously planned to file for a permit in

September 2013, but delayed it by a year to reconfigure the mine site after a new orebody discovery. “Staff from federal and provincial environment and health agencies [Environment Canada, Health Canada, BC Ministry of Environment and Interior Health Authority], as members of the joint working group, are working to ensure that the potential health impacts are properly assessed,” the spokesman said. Mayor Peter Milobar, who attended the lecture at TRU’s Alumni Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 19, deemed Calder’s presentation informative, but didn’t echo her call for the study. Milobar said until there is more information on what the studies Ajax is conducting will look like, it is difficult to judge whether more information will be needed. “It’s pretty hard to pre-guess if it’s useful enough for the lay person to use or if you’re going to have to be a bio-engineer to understand it,” he said.

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Parents co-operating with district, police XFrom A1

He urged parents to speak with their children about appropriate behaviour. “Adolescence is a time where we test boundaries and we test authority and we’re looking for new experiences,” he said. “These poor decisions could have very significant impacts that could last a long time.”

“There’s a wide range and all that will depend on the outcome of the investigation,” she said. “We don’t want this to become a tragedy and we don’t want it to grow bigger than it already is.” Sullivan said all parents contacted have been co-operative with police and district officials. Officials with the Kamloops RCMP and KamloopsThompson school district — including RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush and schooldistrict Supt. Terry Sullivan (right) — talk to media on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The two agencies are investigating the distribution of nude and semi-nude images of girls among students of the school district. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

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If an underage person takes a nude selfie, are they guilty of manufacturing child pornography? If they send that picture to someone else, are they guilty of distributing child pornography? It’s a complicated legal issue, according to an associate professor in Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law. Robert Diab told KTW the selfie itself may be child pornography as defined in the Criminal Code — but it may not be. “It would depend on whether the photo depicted ‘explicit

sexual activity’ or that the ‘dominant characteristic’ of the picture was ‘the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the anal region,’” he said, quoting the child-pornography section of the Code. “Much of it would turn on the phrase, ‘sexual purpose.’ It would be for the court to decide whether this was made out.” Diab said there are also a number of acceptable defences, including a “legitimate purpose related to the administration of justice or to science, medicine, education or art” and the absence of any harm posed to the subject of the photo. He also pointed to a 2012 decision from the

ROBERT DIAB: Associate professor, TRU Faculty of Law

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, in which two men — one 63 and the other 45 — were acquitted on child-porn charges after videotaping sex acts with a pair of 14-year-old girls. The judge in that case acquitted based on what’s become known as “the private-use defence”

— first set out in a 2001 Supreme Court of Canada decision. At the time the videos were recorded, in 2008, Canada’s legal age of consent was 14. It has since been raised to 16. The Alberta judge ruled the girls were not forced to do anything they did not want to do and the men who made the tapes did not share the material with anyone. “So, if the couple agreed that it was just for their use and possession, it may be protected,” Diab said. “But, this is an Alberta case that would not be binding in B.C. However, the reasoning may be adopted by our courts.”

Poor online decisions can haunt person for years XFrom A1

Sullivan said some of them will require counselling; others will face different repercussions. Sullivan recalled a presentation made in the city in 2008 about the concerns that can come with teens and social media. “At the end, a lot of us were

scratching our heads,” he said, noting it’s a different world from when he was a teenager. Sullivan acknowledged young people always want to push boundaries and try new things but, today, some of the decisions they make end up on the Internet and can be seen years later.

“So, when they’re applying for a job in 10 years, this can come back to them,” he said of poor social-media decisions. Sullivan said the district is constantly working with students to explain this reality. “We’re adults. It’s our job to protect adolescents from themselves.”

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OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing: TIME: PLACE:

4.

Location:

1615, 1755, 1821, 1831, 1845, 1861, 1869, 1887, 1899, 1921, 1927, 1943, 1945, 1957, 1965, 1975, 2401, and 2785 Ord Road, as shown on the following sketch:

Purpose:

To rezone various FD (Future Development) zoned properties on Ord Road to I-1 (Light Industrial), MHP (Mobile Home Park), P-1 (Parks and Recreation), and P-4 (Public and Quasi-Public Use) to implement policies of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan and legitimize existing land uses.

January 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)

to consider the following proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan (Bylaw No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001: 1.

Purpose:

To amend KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan Schedule 1, Development Permit Areas, Section 1.17, Intensive Residential Design Guidelines, Section II, Small Lot Residential Development Permit Guidelines, to require that in addition to lots with less than 370 m2 in area or less than 9 m frontage that a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on a lot that is less than 464 m2 in area will be subject to a Development Permit for form and character.

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Location:

331 and 343 Seymour Street West, as shown on the following sketch:

The proposed amendment, as shown on the map above, would rezone: • • •

3.

Purpose:

To rezone the subject properties from RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) with a site-specific amendment to reduce the minimum lot size in order to allow subdivision of the property into two lots and the construction of a single-family house with a suite on each lot. The proposed houses will be subject to a Development Permit to control form and character.

Location:

2000 Qu'appelle Boulevard and 2022 Galore Crescent, as shown on the following sketch:

2785 Ord Road from FD (Future Development) to P-1 (Parks and Recreation) and P-4 (Public and Quasi-Public Use); 2401 Ord Road and 1755 Ord Road from FD (Future Development) to MHP (Mobile Home Park); 1615 Ord Road from FD (Future Development) to P-1 (Parks and Recreation); and 1821, 1831, 1845, 1861, 1869, 1887, 1899, 1921, 1927, 1943, 1945, 1957, 1965, and 1975 Ord Road from FD (Future Development) to I-1 (Light Industrial), all with a site-specific amendment to permit single-family residential subject to FD (Future Development) zoning regulations. In addition, the properties will not be permitted to have bulk petroleum product sales and storage, storage of asphalt materials, or crematoriums, and any sandblasting activities must occur indoors. An accessory dwelling unit is permitted in a stand-alone building on these properties, provided it does not exceed a footprint of 210 m2.

A copy of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan (Bylaw No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001 may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. City Hall is located on the following transit routes: No. 1 - Tranquille, No. 2 - Parkcrest, and No. 3 - Westsyde. For schedule and route information, please visit http://www.bctransit.com/regions/kam. All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan (Bylaw No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001 and wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

Appearing before Council at the said Public Hearing; and/or

2.

Forwarding written submissions for Council consideration to the attention of the Legislative Services Division by mail to 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; by fax to 250-828-3578; or by email to legislate@kamloops.ca no later than 4:00 pm the Monday prior to the Public Hearing. For more information on this process, call 250-828-3483.

For further information concerning the proposed amendments or for the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561or visit our website at: Purpose:

To rezone the subject properties, as shown on the sketch above, from:

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a)

RM-1 (Multiple Family - Low Density) and FD (Future Development) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) to facilitate the subdivision of eight lots;

Dated January 16, 2014

b)

FD (Future Development) to CD-4 (Qu'Appelle Boulevard Comprehensive Development Zone Four) and RS-4 (Single Family Residential-4) to facilitate two-family, multiple-family, and single-family residential; and

c)

RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) and RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) to OS (Open Space).

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MONG THIS WEEK’S “I’m mad at city hall” callers was a man furious about his wife’s business licence. Actually, he was angry at both licences because, somehow, her application for the documentation to run her home-based business was approved twice. Two envelopes. Two certificates. One taxpayer is wondering what is going on at city hall when it can’t even process a simple document request properly. Most of the time, complaints about the city’s transit surface dominate what’s behind the flashing red light on my office telephone. Come spring, there will be people grumbling about the city’s restrictions on putting out their garbage bins, when they can do it — and do city staff really think a wandering bear won’t notice the bins at the top of the driveway waiting for 4 a.m. to pass so they can be moved to the side of the street? There have been neighbours of the sad animal lovers who have moved councillors to let them keep their three or four dogs, something city bylaws preclude. Some of the folks on my street out on the edge of town have wondered if the city’s snow-plow and sander brigade is aware there are streets that remain ice rinks right now, having seen city equipment rumble through pretty infrequently. We judge the severity of winter by how many times — if any — we come out in the morning and find the ends of

DALE BASS Street LEVEL our drives plugged with plowed snow. And, of course, there are the neverending calls about parking downtown, parking meters, parking pay stations that confuse people, parking pay stations with instructions you can’t see at dusk — you get the picture. Here at KTW, sometimes I ask our city-hall reporter, Andrea Klassen, what’s happening with the councillors, what big issue is coming up, what proposal or project they’re working on these days. She always has an answer, but none of them truly resonate, show a vision, a dream, a simple plan for the city’s future beyond making sure they hit that magic two per cent tax-increase figure at the end of budget talks. Everyone knows they’re doing it more out of desire to keep voters happy than to ensure the city grows. Even the oh-so-necessary performing-arts centre talk has pretty much dried up. But, the mayor did mention it at the recent gala that bears his name and supports the three major cultural institutions in the city — the art gallery, symphony and theatre.

For me, this is perhaps the most boring, do-little council we’ve had in a long time. It’s made up of too many people who hide behind excuses like “we’re waiting for the studies” or “we’re waiting to see what the province does” or “everything is going smoothly, so let’s leave it that way.” Leadership? Not seeing much of it in any dynamic way. The best part of this litany of disappointment in our city leaders is this is the year we can do something about it. In less than 10 months, we’ll be well into a municipal-election campaign, with most of the sitting councillors probably running again. And they’ll smile and tell you how much they care about Kamloops — and they do, there is no doubt about that — and how it’s a great city that can keep on getting greater, as long as you vote for them. So, here’s a suggestion. Start a list right now of things you want to see happen in Kamloops in coming years — or even months. Add to it when you encounter something that sets you off, wondering how your tax dollars are really being spent. Keep adding to it and then, come election time, ask yourself if you really are satisfied with what they’ve done to make Kamloops the city you want it to be. If the answer is yes, your voting decision is easy. But, if you’re like all those people who call KTW to express their views on how the city is being run, you need to think long and hard about what you’re going to do. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

B.C. NDP revival off to stuttering beginning Now we know the when. Perhaps soon we’ll learn the who. The B.C. NDP announced over the weekend it will announce its new leader to succeed Adrian Dix on Sept. 28. That leader will be chosen by party members in a vote to be conducted between Sept. 24 and Sept. 27 over the phone and online. The party’s president, Craig Keating, said he’s looking forward to an “exciting leadership election with great candidates.” Except, so far, there aren’t any candidates — great or otherwise. Three federal NDP members of Parliament from B.C. have said they’re not interested. Peter Julian, Fin Donnelly and Nathan Cullen all bowed out even before they had a chance to bow in. Kennedy Stewart, the MP for Burnaby-Douglas, is still mulling his decision, as is Jinny Sims, the federal NDP representative from Newton-North Delta. Their reticence is understandable. As members of the official opposition in Ottawa, they’re all strong voices for issues in which they and their constituents believe. They’re members of a party that captured voters’ imaginations in the last federal election and continues to get attention countering decisions and legislation made by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. B.C. politics, on the other hand, is a snake pit. Nobody knows that better than Dix, who seemed to have victory in last spring’s provincial campaign in the bag, but found himself delivering a concession speech instead. Now that the date has been set for the party’s leadership vote, most observers expect candidates to begin announcing their intentions. And, no doubt as those names are known, and those candidates start hustling for support, the always entertaining world of B.C. politics will burn with renewed energy and entertainment.

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So much for the Year of the Korean Vet

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Re: Story: In love for a Rayleigh long time: “This is the cutest couple ever. “I really enjoyed this story and wish them many more years of happiness together in Rayleigh.” — posted by Jared Hawthorne “They are classic people living out here, in what I call Mayberry. “I’ve had a few good conversations with Joe over the years. “He has had an amazing life and I know his son, Ed. “They are fantastic people and I couldn’t agree more with the dynamics of this neighborhood. “Excellent place to live. “Congrats Joe and Caroline. See you around the ‘hood.” — posted by Garth “This man has stuck in my mind forever. “And I am sure my families as well, I grew up in Rayleigh with two other sisters. “He always had a smile on his face and always said good morning or afternoon. “He was one of a kind. “I have a lot of great memories growing up out there and Joe was one of them. “Thanx for that!” — posted by Meaka Grotke

ON A TRADES MISSION Construction crews continue foundation work on the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre at NorKam secondary. The trades school for high-school students will open in September. Dave Eagles/KTW

Editor: My father is 83 and has been fighting with Canadian Veterans Affairs since September 2013. He was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo an emergency tracheotomy to give him an airway. I applied to Veterans Affairs for help with his care and medical needs. I was told that, because he was a Korean War vet, there was a pension and support program. They sent the forms and we filled them out and sent them back. Since then, they demanded pictures of his medals. He retired in 1981 after 40 years of service in the Canadian Navy. He has moved more than 10 times and has no idea where his old uniforms and medals are located. Veterans Affairs also wants the dates he was in Korea as their files are in archives and are not on a computer. Can anyone give specific dates from 10 or 20 years back, let alone 62 years ago? They have his ID card showing my dad received the Canadian Korea Medal. To get it into the navy, you had to be active off-shore in Korea a minimum of 28 days; in Army in conflict for at least one day; or in the air force for one bombing or escort mission. They refuse to accept their own records as proof my dad served in Korea and want him to supply proof. This is just a waiting game and they have all the time in the world. He’ll be dead before they get off their butts. Jay Barlow Kamloops

Ajax pros and cons can wait for studies to be completed Editor: I was saddened in early January to learn the Kamloops Daily News was shutting its doors after many years of service to the community. I learned that my sympathy may have been misguided when I read the frontpage article in the Jan. 9 edition of the Daily News — the third-last edition of the newspaper. I am still sorry to see 50-plus people lose their jobs, but I would not be sorry to see an end to one-sided reporting such as found in the Ajax mailout ‘same old thing’ article. The reporter started with a well-written, informative report. This ended abruptly when the reporter started quoting the Kamloops Area Preservation Association spokesman. It is critical to note this spokesman stated he “hadn’t seen the documents,” but started making negative comments about

the Ajax mailouts, anyway. The rest of the article continued with the same theme. I find language such as “we wanted to get him out in the open where he has to answer some questions . . .” to be aggressive and uncalled for. The slant of the reporter’s writing continued when she quoted the Kamloops Area Preservation Association spokesman as saying “he will toss his mailout package when it comes.” In the article, there does not appear to be any attempt to report from anyone other than the Kamloops Area Preservation Association. There are folks who support the proposed Ajax project. Where was their input to this news article? My thanks to the Kamloops Area Preservation Association spokesman for one thing.

The Daily News story was not quite enough to motivate me. But, the spokesman’s Jan. 14 letter to the editor of KTW (‘Ticked off about Ajax?’) pushed me to respond. It would appear he did not do as he planned — tossing the mailout package in the garbage — but did read it and took the time to deface the KGHM questionnaire. I believe it is time for the citizens of Kamloops to speak up. I found the mailout to be informative. Until now, any information I had picked up was from the local papers. Let me suggest it is time to allow the Ajax project to progress through regulatory requirements as required. When these results are published, the citizens of Kamloops can make a more informed judgement as to the pros and cons of the proposed Ajax project. Jim Nastrom Kamloops

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Better find an alternate for the Red Bridge this weekend The Red Bridge will be closed during daylight hours this weekend as routine maintenance is conducted. The closure will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26,

between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. During the closure, motorists can cross the Thompson River via

Overlanders Bridge to the west or over Yellowhead Bridge on Highway 5 to the east. Inspection of the bridge last year also closed the span.

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Picking up a meal from Wendy’s on Wednesday, Jan. 29 could help send a local kid to Disneyland. The 20th annual Wendy’s DreamLift Day will take place at restaurants in the B.C. Interior at the end of the month, raising money for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. The foundation makes dreams come true for children ages three to 18 who are challenged by severe physical disabilities and/or life-threatening illnesses. One of the foundation’s programs, DreamLift to Disney, enables a planeload of children to fly to Disneyland for a day at the theme park. In 2013, 52 children went to Disneyland as part of the program. All sales from DreamLift Day, as well as the wages of staff, management and owners, will be donated to the foundation. Cathy Sarino, chapter volunteer with the foundation, said DreamLift Day has raised $1.22 million to date. The money raised at Wendy’s stores in the Interior will be earmarked for children from the region to go on the trip. “It’s a pretty significant contribution that they make to the communities,” Sarino said. She said it’s particularly touching to see the staff donate their wages and Wendy’s alumni come back to the stores to donate their time. Last year, Wendy’s DreamLift Day raised about $115,000. DreamLift day will take place in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Penticton.

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Bullying seminar at NorKam Library

ROCK STARS Morgan Sheremetta (left), and Bea Felker sweep hard as skip Bert Malfair calls the play during mixed seniors’ play at McArthur Island Curling Club. Curling is at the forefront of sports’ fans minds as the Brier — Canadian men’s championship — will be held at Interior Savings Centre beginning on March 1. For ticket information, go online to curling.ca/2014brier-en. Dave Eagles/KTW

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System is hosting a free bullying workshop, Beyond the Hurt: Bullying and Harassment Prevention Program, at the North Kamloops Library. The seminar will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, which is being organized by the Canadian Red Cross, is geared to adults 18 years of age and older who support or work with children and youth. This includes parents and foster parents. Beyond the Hurt explores the dynamics and effects of bullying; determines safe and effective responses to bullying and harassment; and identifies resources to respond to bullying. Workshop resources are provided at no charge. The event is free, but space is limited, so anyone interested in attending should contact the North Kamloops Library at 250-5541124 to sign up. The library is located in Library Square at 693 Tranquille Rd., next to the Holiday Inn and Suites hotel.

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Native elder guilty of assault But, Benjamin Archie not guilty of sexual assault By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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A jury has found a Kamloops First Nations elder with a lengthy criminal history for sexual offences not guilty of sexual assault, but guilty of simple assault. Now, the Crown has said it is considering seeking a dangerousoffender designation for the 72-year-old with a long history of violent and sexual crimes. Jurors came back with the verdict after less than a day of deliberations following the two-week sexualassault trial of Benjamin Archie. He was charged with sexual assault following an incident on Sept. 4, 2012. The Crown had alleged he picked up a 32-year-old female acquaintance on Tranquille Road and offered her a ride to Kelowna, which she accepted. The jury was told Archie violently raped

and beat the woman on the forest floor off a dirt logging road outside Merritt. She later jumped out of his moving vehicle on the Okanagan Connector and was helped by passersby. Court heard a doctor could find no physical evidence of a sexual assault. Crown prosecutor Sarah Firestone said Archie was unable to become erect during the attack. The jury deliberated without the knowledge of Archie’s lengthy criminal history — including an incident similar in circumstance to the 2012 allegations. The last time Archie was sentenced to jail time was following an incident in 2006, when he drove his wife to a remote area outside Kamloops and beat her until she agreed to have sex with him — an offence for which he was handed a four-year federal prison term. In 1999, he was sentenced to 18 months

in jail after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at three B.C. powwows. Archie has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1966 for non-sexual offences, as well, including the manslaughter of a 22-yearold Canim Lake woman. Firestone said the Crown may seek a dangerous-offender label — a designation that could see him locked up indefinitely — for Archie, but won’t decide until after a presentence report has been completed. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley allowed Archie to remain free on bail pending the pre-sentence report. His return date for sentencing had not been set as of KTW press time. Court was told Archie is a residentialschool survivor and that there will be a Gladue component to his sentencing.

The Gladue component states that, if someone has been charged with a crime and they are aboriginal, there are special cultural considerations the court must take into account in assessing the case. This applies to all aboriginal Canadians, including status and non-status Indian, Inuit, and Métis, on- and offreserve. Under Gladue, a court determines whether a restorativejustice process may be more appropriate for the offender. Such processes focus on healing those affected by the criminal act, including the offender, and are more in line with traditional aboriginal justice. The restorativejustice approach is also used to help address the over-representation of aboriginals in Canadian jails. The Gladue component is addressed under Section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code.

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Venture Kamloops staff have returned from Europe with a stack of resumes from workers in France and Belgium interested in emigrating here. Executive director Jim Anderson said the economicdevelopment firm shortlisted and categorized 300 resumes under the program sponsored by the federal government. It is aimed at bringing Frenchspeaking workers to Canada to fill shortages. Some of the positions here that have gone unfilled for long periods of time include a goldsmith and project manager, as well as in hightech and the trades. “Some of the employers are on the smaller side,” Anderson said. “Colin [manager of business retention and expansion Colin O’Leary] walked into their offices with a one-inch stack of resumes.” It is the second time Venture Kamloops staff have gone to European countries in an effort to find skilled workers. They sat alongside a representative from Kelowna. Anderson said federal immigration rules allow fasttracking of prospective Francophone workers, meaning new hires can move to Kamloops in as little as a few months.

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N SUNDAY, JAN. 19, DR. JILL CALDER DELIVERED A PRESENTATION TO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ON THE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTH RISKS RELATED TO THE PROPOSED AJAX MINE. One of the people in attendance at the presentation is an avid reader of this column and she wrote to us saying, “You frequently comment on the link between our physical well-being and our emotional/ mental well-being. “If that is truly the case, are there potential health hazards to our mental health from the proposed Ajax mine?” It should come as no surprise the answer is yes, there is a potential for harm to mental health from a variety of sources related to mining close to the city. We need to stress, however, “potential” is not the same as “actual” harm. In the words of Yves Lacasse, external affairs manager for mine proponent KGHM, it is not possible to judge any of that until all the data is known and analyzed. So, keeping that in mind, here is some information to be aware of as data does become known and available: According to the American Psychological Association (APA), air pollution has many well-documented impacts on mental health. Recently, it wrote,

“Evidence is mounting that dirty air is bad for your brain” and described several conditions directly linked to airborne particles similar to what Calder spoke about at the gathering at Thompson Rivers University. The APA has reported that “over the past decade, researchers have found that high levels of air pollution may damage children’s cognitive abilities, increase adults’ risk of cognitive decline and possibly even contribute to depression.” So, what does that mean? It means studies have linked increased air pollution with a number of mental and cognitive-health issues and they cited, for example: • “Older women who had been exposed to high levels of [particulate matter] experienced greater cognitive decline compared with other women their age.” • “Kids exposed to greater levels of black carbon [soot] scored worse on tests of memory and verbal and non-verbal.” • “Children who had been exposed to higher levels of urban air pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons while in utero were more likely to experience attention problems and symptoms of anxiety and depression.” • “Pollutantexposed mice showed

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are interconnected closely. Other research conducted on mice found exposure to air pollution can lead to changes in the brain’s physiology which, in turn, can cause depression, learning problems and memory issues. Again, it is important to stress even though there is a link

between some forms of mental illness and air pollution, there is no data available to estimate the likely amount and type of air pollution from the proposed mine. Other potential mental-health impacts involve noise, vibrations and quality of life issues, but these are much more difficult to assess and measure from a mentalhealth point of view. Proponents of the mine would be sure to point out mental health is improved with the higher standard of liv-

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ing that comes from a fair number of new good-paying jobs in addition to the spinoff economic benefits and job creation in businesses benefitting from the mine. Thank you to the reader for connecting the dots between Calder’s presentation and the information

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TRU strategic plan: ‘We need projects that address these five priorities,’ Shaver says By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

If Alan Shaver has one goal in the next five years, it's to have a group of staff come to him with an idea that makes him wish he had thought of it. The president of Thompson Rivers University said he could name several projects that he thinks would fit into a strategic plan now being developed, "but, if I did, you'd all think that's what I want to see," he told participants at a recent town-hall meeting on campus. "So, this is not about saying what projects we will do but we need projects that address these five priorities," he said. Through recent months, TRU has worked its way through a variety of internal and external meetings, working toward a plan to guide it through to the end of this decade. The town hall was held to brainstorm the five chosen from what Shaver told the group "could easily have been 40 or 50 priorities" identified in preceding sessions. These include building student success, intercultural understanding, research capacity, entrepreneurial capacity and sustainability. Each has further issues included; sustainability, for example, includes financial, cultural, social, creative, environmental and economic focuses. The plan is available online at tru.ca/ president/strategicpriorities.html. A second town hall was held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at NorKam secondary for and online comments will be accepted until Sunday, Jan. 26. The hope is to see the draft go to the university senate by the end of the month, said TRU provost Kate Sutherland, and, from there, to the board of governors.

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Tee it up in snow to help Paul Lake fight fires By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER adam@kamloopsthisweek.com

The Paul Lake Fire Protection Association is looking to fight fire with ice in its Snow Golf tournament in February. The tournament is scheduled to take place on the frozen surface of Paul Lake on Sunday, Feb. 9. It will consist of nine holes of best-ball golf on the man-made snow course, with a shotgun start. The Paul Lake Fire Protection Association is raising funds to help it refurbish a fire truck donated by the McLure Fire Department. It’s also planning to build a fire hall for the volunteer firefighters and their equipment. Association president Ed Lund said

the Paul Lake area has only a fire trailer with four pumps on it for battling fires right

now, noting it is not enough. “We’ve had a couple of fires and we’ve

also had a loss of life in one of the fires,” Lund said. “We would really

like to get the word out that it’s really important that we get this fire hall built.”

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CORRECTION There have been no lost-time incidents at New Afton mine since November 2012. An incorrect date appeared in a story on page A6 of the Jan. 21 edition Kamloops This Week about safety improvements at the mine. The story also quoted Kurt Keskimaki, who is the general manager. The article stated the mine did not have a dust-monitoring program at the time of the initial audit in 2012. In fact, while dust was monitored by the mine, inspectors with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas found it was not adequately analyzed and some workers were exposed above safe working limits. • Due to erroneous information received at a press conference, a Jan. 21 KTW article on new compressed natural-gas buses coming to Kamloops in 2015 misidentified for what an $875,000 grant from Fortis BC will be used. The grant will cover a portion of the purchasing cost for the buses, not a portion of the costs of building a natural-gas fuelling station.

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OU’VE LIKELY HEARD IT — YOU SHOULD REGULARLY CONTRIBUTE TO A REGISTERED RETIREMENT-SAVINGS PLAN (RRSP) TO PREPARE FOR RETIREMENT. Perhaps you do. However, out of almost 93 per cent of Canadian tax filers who were eligible to contribute to an RRSP for the 2010 tax year, only 26 per cent made contributions. It’s important to contribute to an RRSP and there are many options available. An RRSP is a retirement plan registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) into which you or your spouse contributes. These contributions, up to your personal limit, are deductible from your income. As well, any growth in an RRSP is exempt from tax while your money remains inside the plan. These are incentives the CRA uses to help ensure Canadians take an active role in preparing for their retirement. What happens if you need to access an RRSP before retirement? An RRSP can be completely cashed out before retirement and the proceeds paid to you. You may also take partial withdrawals without terminating the plan. However, either of these scenarios will result in the withdrawals being taxed at your marginal tax rate in that same calendar year. When you withdraw money, you’ll have that much less saved for retirement. It’s best not to touch your RRSP until you retire. RRSPs are available from financial institutions, including banks, trust companies, mutual-fund companies, lifeinsurance companies and stock brokerages. Options are available, such as GICs, stocks, bonds, annuities, mutual funds and segre-

gated-fund contracts. Specifically, mutual funds and segregatedfund contracts can provide important advantages when accumulating wealth for retirement, especially when held in RRSPs. Let’s look at the options of holding mutual funds and segregated fund contracts as part of an RRSP in more detail. When you invest in mutual funds, your money is pooled together with other investors’ money. You own units, which represent your portion of the holdings in the fund. Mutual funds invest in a broad range of securities and are typically managed by a team of investment professionals. Mutual funds range from being conservative to aggressive, offering levels of growth potential and associated risk, so it’s important to understand the characteristics of the mutual funds in which you invest. Your investment in a mutual fund can grow: • When the fund earns income, such as dividends on stocks and interest on bonds. • When the fund’s securities experience market growth. When you’re diversified by investing in a large number of assets, as is the case when you invest in mutual funds, a loss in any particular investment can potentially be minimized by gains in others. Investors purchase mutual funds because they do not have the time or the expertise to manage their own portfolios. Portfolio fund managers make all of the decisions and do the monitoring for you. Most companies offer pre-authorized chequing plans so money can be invested automatically on a monthly basis. Managers buy and sell large volumes of securities at a time; therefore, you have the opportunity to access a fully diversified port-

folio at a significantly lower cost, versus constructing your own portfolio, security by security. A segregated fund is a pool of assets held by a life insurance company, but the pool or fund is “segregated,” or kept separate from the general assets of the insurer. You invest in a segregated fund through the purchase of a segregated-fund contract. It offers investment management and growth potential, just as mutual funds do, but there are also protective guarantees provided by the insurer. There are many types of segregated fund contracts that vary in complexity and features, but all offer death benefit and maturity guarantees. You don’t necessarily have to cash out an RRSP immediately upon retirement. Rather, the CRA has mandated RRSPs must mature before the end of the year in which you turn age 71. At this time, you can take a lump-sum payment, on which you would have to pay tax at your marginal rate. However, a better alternative is to convert the RRSP to a registered retirement income fund (RRIF) or a registered annuity, either of which provides you with a series of payments over time and is therefore more taxefficient. RRSPs and RRIFs can provide creditor protection, except to contributions made in the last 12 months. This means that, in the event of bankruptcy, these assets are protected, ensuring retirement savings remain intact. If there is a named beneficiary other than the estate, RRSP and RRIF assets are not subject to many of the delays, fees and other costs often associated with estate settlement. Instead, the assets can pass privately and directly to the named beneficiaries. Many other options are also available.

Speak to your advisor about the RRSP choices that could work best for you and your unique situation. A spousal RRSP is a plan opened in your spouse’s name to which you make contributions. The advantage of a spousal RRSP is it can provide you with opportunities to split income with your spouse before and after retirement to generate tax savings. Tax savings can be realized when the spouse who is in a lower tax bracket takes income from the spousal plan. The net effect is, collectively, you and your spouse could pay less tax than you would have if only the spouse in the higher-tax bracket had taken income.

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Fortis customers get eye-popping surprise CANADIAN PRESS

KELOWNA — FortisBC is trying to lower the wattage after hundreds of customers lit up when they opened their electricity bills this month. The utility is getting back on track after a six-month labour dispute that began

last June and ended in December. Fortis had to estimate power consumption during the dispute because meter readers respected picket lines set up by locked out members of Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Meter readers have now visited homes to

confirm power consumption over the sixmonth period — and some customers have January bills of $1,700 or more. “Some customers receive bills that may be higher, some lower, because actual consumption is being reconciled,’’ Fortis BC spokesman David Wylie said.

“We encourage our customers to call us if they felt their bill did not reflect their actual use.’’ Customers pay about nine cents per kilowatthour up to 1,600 kw-h every two months. Once they exceed that benchmark, they pay more than 13 cents per kw-h to discourage over-consumption.

Because Fortis estimated their usage over six months, customers may be charged more hours at the higher rate this month, but Wylie said customers’ March bills will be credited once the hours are adjusted to maximize the lower rate. “We’re making sure our customers fully use the tier-one rate

throughout that six months before we bill any tier two,� he said. “That could result in a credit for the customer.� Complicating matters is the fact Fortis, which provides electricity and natural-gas services to communities in the Thompson-Okanagan, Similkameen,

Boundary and part of the Kootenays, recently raised its rates and just took over billing thousands of customers in Kelowna, who are seeing their first Fortis bill. The utility said anyone on a limited income who has been hit by a hefty bill can ask to arrange a longerterm payment plan.

Reporter arrested on allegations she threatened to kill WHL player CANADIAN PRESS

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A freelance reporter from B.C. has been arrested in the U.S. over allegations she threatened to kill her boyfriend, who plays for the Western Hockey League’s TriCity Americans. Court documents indicate 25-year-old Kelowna resident Tieja MacLaughlin, who police said had been dating Jackson Playfair, was arrested in Kennewick, Wash. None of the allegations contained in court documents or outlined publicly by Kennewick police have been tested in court and MacLaughlin has not been charged. She is being held without bail, according to the documents. According to a court document outlining the reason for MacLaughlin’s detention, Playfair called police early Saturday morning (Jan. 18). He told police he had been in a relationship with MacLaughlin since

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A spokesperson for the Tri-City Americans said neither Playfair nor the team would be commenting. MacLaughlin is a freelance reporter for Castanet, an online news website based in Kelowna, and has also written for the Kelowna Daily Courier. Two addresses are listed for her in court documents, one in Kelowna and one in Paris, Ont. Blatman said MacLaughlin ended up staying in a hotel room for the night, but continued to contact Playfair, prompting him to call police. He said officers contacted MacLaughlin and she agreed to leave Playfair alone. “She agreed to do that, said she wouldn’t make any contact with him or anything else,’’ Blatman said. “Between that time and the next morning, there were a substantial number of text messages she continued to send Playfair.’’

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in the case disagreed with Churnin’s arguments that her Charter rights were violated and found the selfdescribed pacifist had no lawful excuse for not participating in the census. Churnin’s lawyer had argued at her trial that the government didn’t do enough to address her concerns about U.S. arms-maker Lockheed Martin’s role in the data-collection process. The Crown coun-

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Patricia Vicars Love May 12, 1939 - January 16, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our amazing Mom, Grandma, Sister and Friend, Patricia (Pat) Vicars Love. She was taken from us too quickly after a very short bout with cancer. Mom’s illness was fought with courage and grace with her daughter Linda by her side for the entire journey. Pat was born and raised in Kamloops, graduating from Kamloops High School in 1957. After living and working elsewhere in BC for nearly 15 years, Pat returned back to Kamloops in 1972, making it home for both her and Linda. She spent all of those years making Shuswap Manor, ‘a nice place to live,’ dedicating her heart and soul into the apartment block. Pat gave her time and energy to everyone around her, never putting herself first. Pat’s smile lit up a room, even up to her very last days. Her creativity was evident in her everyday life and her amazing artwork will now be cherished by those who loved her. Pat is deeply loved and missed by her sons, Randy Wiggins (Sherry, Laura, Jackie), Brent Wiggins (Sandy, Kurtis), her daughter, Linda Picton-Bryce (Mike, Jordy, Jake, Brooklyn), brother John Vicars and sister Maryhelen Vicars (Peter), along with two great grandchildren, four step-children and their families, four nieces, many cousins, and more loving friends and family. She was pre-deceased by her husband George Love and her parents Hugh and Marjorie Vicars. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 2pm in the Summit Drive Church with Pastor Harry Bicknell officiating. We will be forever grateful to the Angels at Kamloops Hospice who loved and cared not only for Pat but also for Linda. The Hospice Angels gave Mom extra time where she could live pain and stress free while being pampered like a princess. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. D. Hamilton for being more than anyone could ever ask for and to Dr. R. Farren who was also filled with love and kindness. Should friends desire, we know Pat would appreciate memorial donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly” ~RichardBach Schoenings Funeral Service • 250-374-1454 www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Lionel Frederic “Fred” Adams October 24, 1923 January 16, 2014

Fred passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was a loving and dearly loved family man and he will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years Helen, his children Bob (Shirley) Adams of Guatemala and Barbara (Alan) McKnight of Kamloops, his grandchildren Phil McKnight (Brenda Dunn) of Ottawa, Andrea (John) Andrachuk of Victoria, Elizabeth (Juan Carlos) Jimenez of Guatemala and Valerie McKnight of Victoria. He also leaves behind 3 precious little great grandsons. Fred was born in Brooksby SK. and raised in Prince Albert SK. He served in the Canadian Navy during WWII. He attended the University of SK. where he received his BA & BEd. His teaching career took place in Mission and Kamloops where he was primarily a school counsellor. Fred lived in a very active life. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He also participated in many different sports. He was always giving of himself and was an active member of the Rotary Club. When Fred & Helen retired out at the Shustwap they travelled extensively and could be found golfing, curling or happily twirling around the square dance floor. The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgeview Lodge who gave Fred the very best of care during his final years. At Fred’s request there will be no funeral service but a family gathering will be held in the future with the kind of fun, laughter and memories that he would have enjoyed. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

One night a man had a dream, He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two set of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to followed you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” Margaret Fishback Powers

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Arthur Lewis of Kamloops passed away at the age of 88 on January 20, 2014. His children James, David (Sandra) Kamloops, Andrew (Barb) Terrace, grandchildren Christine, Mathew, Janet, Ian, David, Andrew, and Emma , great granchildren Kash , Addi, sister Shirley (Ray) Peteran and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Barbara and brother John. Art grew up in Toronto; the middle child of a family of three. Art went on to enter the second World War, where he travelled to Holland. After the war Art graduated with a teachers degree from University of Toronto with a major in music. Arthur travelled to BC for a teaching job and met his first wife Barbara. Together they had three children James, David, and Andrew. Barb passed away in 1969. Art continued teaching in Kamloops for over thirty years. Well remembered for his love of the Arts. No formal ceremony. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

October 6, 1944 – January 19, 2014

Calvin Richard Barker

June 21, 1932 - January 18, 2014 Calvin Richard Barker, 81 of Kamloops, BC passed away January 18, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving wife, children and their spouses. Calvin’s 2 nursing daughters (Debbie and Janet) tenderly and lovingly cared for him in his IJnal days. Cal was born in Lacombe, AB June 21, 1932 to William and Blanche Barker. He graduated from Cowichan Secondary School in Duncan, BC in 1951 with the love of his life, Evelyn (nee Fultz). Calvin and Evelyn were married 60 years. Calvin is survived by his devoted wife and six children Bob (Debbie), Glen (Robin), Barb (Marc), Janet (Art), Dean (Joline), Tricia (Kevan); his sister Pat Slade (Ken),19 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calvin was a journeyman electrician who worked in many areas throughout BC; including running his own business, Cal’s Electrical Plumbing and Heating. Ultimately he became an electrical inspector for the Government of BC in Kamloops and Duncan, BC. He was also an electrical code instructor at Malaspina College in Duncan, BC. After Calvin retired in 1988 he became a volunteer instructor at Karume College in Zanzibar, Tanzania for CUSO. Upon return to Canada Calvin and Evelyn spent much time with their children, and did a tremendous amount of camping in BC. Their camping endeavours included acting as camp host volunteers in several BC Provincial campgrounds. Calvin and Evelyn enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and camping throughout BC. Many thanks to the Home First team, our caring care aids and Dr. Pretorius for their support which greatly assisted in keeping Calvin home. A very private memorial was held in the home. No ijowers by request – donations may be made in Calvin’s honor to your charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservices.com

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On the morning of January 19th, Dave passed away. Dave’s health had failed him in his last year, but he never failed to live life to the fullest. Dave was predeceased by his parents Bert and Connie. He is survived by his wife, Linnea, sons, Michael (Lorisa) and Brian (Melissa), grandchildren, Sean, Alexis, Spencer and Mylah and brother, John (Maureen), nieces, Kaitlyn and Meghan. Dave grew up in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, lived in the lower mainland, England and Prince George before settling in Kamloops. A special thanks to Dr. Picton, Dr. Pretorius and staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice. Dave had requested no funeral service. An afternoon celebration in his honour will be planned in the early summer for family and friends.

I found a penny today, Just laying on the ground But it’s not just a penny, This little coin I’ve found. “Found” pennies come from heaven, That’s what my Grandpa told me He said angels toss them down; Oh, how I loved that story. He said when an angel misses you, They toss a penny down Sometimes just to cheer you up, Make a smile out of your frown So don’t pass by that penny, When you’re feeling blue It may be a penny from heaven That an angel


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ETEY REVEL DAMN NEAR ran the reporters down. Mics, cameras and media members surrounded his older sibling, Matt, a 17-year-old forward with the Kamloops Blazers. The questions and quotes could wait — a brotherly bear hug is more important. “He’s 12 and he’s got Rubinstein– Taybi syndrome and autism, so he’s a little bit of a challenged kid but, you know what, he’s the happiest kid I’ve ever met,” said Matt, who was acquired by Kamloops in a trade with the Saskatoon Blades on Jan. 8. “He’s the best thing that ever happened to my family and he makes people smile every day.” Petey’s smile might have faded for a time, with Matt in Saskatoon and the eldest Revel brother, Adam, 19, playing with the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in Lethbridge. The eastern road trips were a tall task for the Abbotsford-based Revels, with father, Gord, a principal, and mother, Jen, a teacher, not always able to satisfy Petey’s superfan-sized appetite to watch his brothers play. “It was really tough for him and for us to see it,” Gord said. “With Petey being a special-needs kid, our two older boys really have a special relationship with him. “This is precious, to be in Kamloops with this organization. It’s awesome.” Gord will soon master the Coquihalla and the diminutive Petey will likely log some kilometres of his own, on foot, racing along the glass at Interior Savings Centre, peering in on his favourite player. “He’s always trying

to follow me and, in warm-up, I always see him when I skate by and he bangs on the glass,” Matt said. In fact, Petey’s exuberance was noted at ISC on Friday, Jan. 17, when the Vancouver Giants The Revels — father Gord, brothers Matt, 17, and Petey, 12, and mother Jen. Missing from the photo is eldest brother beat the Blazers and gave Don Adam. Matt, a forward with the Kamloops Blazers, has a superfan in Petey. Allen Douglas/KTW Hay — a Kamloops product — his 600th win as a head coach in Kamloops will make it easier to stay in the WHL. touch. “It was funny because Don Hay’s “He goes through different challenges daughter was up in the stands and she than normal kids would on a daily basis,” works with special-needs kids,” Jen said. the Blazers’ forward said. Ashley Hay, admiring Petey’s vigour, “We hang out a lot and he doesn’t sent a text message to a nearby friend, speak. He tries to talk and that’s always Lee-Gaye Hicketts, who happened to be ON funny. sitting next to Jen. Levasseur “He’s always a pleasure to be around. “She said, ‘I’m watching this little boy. had a pep in “Between him, my older brother and He’s so cute. He’s up against the glass,’” his step that myself, it’s a bond that’s incredible, Jen recalled of the text from Hicketts, morning and I couldn’t really.” mother of Victoria Royals’ figure out why — until Petey nearly gave new meaning to the defenceman Joe Hicketts. I looked at his hair. phrase “media scrum” when he caught “That was really cute. The KTW ad salessight of his brother that night, heading It’s nice when people man was rocking a full-bore toward Matt with a determined, appreciate him for fresh cut — and the jubilant look in his eyes. MARTY HASTINGS who he is.” only thing louder than There was not a person in sight who Downstairs in The Tattle his shirt was the volwasn’t grinning. the Revel of Hastings “He’s a very social boy and everyone is ume in his mane. household must There was a certain have become a his friend,” Jen said. I hope he handles this poof to it. “He makes us smile every day and he quieter place column OK. Donny Volume. grounds us and he makes us appreciate the when Matt We learned we The nickname small things.” flew the had similar senses of stuck. coop in humour and the office Oh great, Marty, pursuit of On the radio another column in your members I usually Hear more about Petey and the Revels sports section that has his NHL communicate with — dreams. on CBC Radio Kamloops, 94.1 FM, at which is likely about nothing to do with The about 7:50 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. 33 per cent of the KTW sports, you jackass. miniThe broadcast will also be posted population — seemed Wrong. hockey online at cbc.ca/kamloops and in the Nicknames are such to think it was funny. soirees sports section at kamloopsthisweek.com. We bonded over the a beautiful part of athhave become volume in Don’s hair. letics. sporadic, Stupid, right? Yes, there are downreserved for the Well, in my years sides, when bullying special occasions playing sports, highis involved and the when brothers end handles have anointed player isn’t reunite. always been a source thrilled with his new When Matt’s moniker, but I’d like to of amusement for the away, Petey focus, in our brief time boys. tracks his every They can bring together here today, on move online. together a dressing the good side — the “He lives for room. galvanizing side. it. He follows it. They can gel togethDonny Volume and He watches it. He I are by no means best er (Donny likely uses Googles it,” Jen mousse) a workplace. pals, but our friendsaid. No, they’re not ship is on the rise and “He’s savvy imperative to the I can’t help but think with the computsuccess of a team or it has something to do ers. It’s a huge anything like that, but with that fateful day part of his life.” they’ve brought so when he had to duck Finding time for to get through the front much joy to my life his little brother is door. and I know I’m not Matt Revel of the Kamloops Blazers in I found out he could alone. always high on Matt’s action. Allen Douglas/KTW XSee KTW A25 take a joke and, boy, to-do list and the trade to

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Spence medals at continental championships Sara Spence of the Kamloops River City Racers earned two silver medals at the North American Speedskating Championships in Calgary on the weekend. Competing in the junior women’s division, Spence, 18, placed second in the 500-metre and 1,500-m distances, with Jessica Tandiman of the U.S. winning gold in both events. Spence also won

a bronze medal in the 1,000-m.

Basketball on tap The South Kamloops Titans are hosting the Ashcroft Rams in a pair of tier 2 junior high school basketball games today (Jan. 23). At 5 p.m. the girls get underway, with the boys to follow at 6:30 p.m. In their last game, the Titans downed the

Kamloops Christian School Eagles 40-31. Ethan Thacker tallied 14 points for the Titans and Alex Hall chipped in with eight points. Josiah Lal had eight points for the Eagles. Kaleb Cuzzetto added six points in a losing cause.

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week in Grade 8 boys’ basketball play in the Tournament Capital. Ripley Martin scored 10 points and Reid Jansen netted nine points.

Tough loss York House of Vancouver beat Westsyde secondary 31-30 to claim gold at the Sabre Bronc Classic, a Grade 8 girls’ basketball tournament held at Sa-Hali secondary and Brock Middle School on the weekend. Brock placed third, beating Sa-Hali 30-16 in the bronze-medal tilt. Dani Loring of Westsyde, Emily Ferguson of Brock and Alyssa Hoenmans of Sa-Hali were named tournament all stars.

Weekend ice racing The 2014 B.C. Ice Racing Series is set to continue at Stake Lake throughout the remainder of January and the first half of February. The winter motocross series includes races on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. Sign-up begins at

Craig Engleman, an event co-ordinator with Thompson Rivers University, and three of the Kamloops school’s international students display their prized fish, caught at Walloper Lake on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the annual Kamloops and District Fish and Game family ice-fishing day. More than 30 countries were represented by about 90 members of TRU’s international community. Cooper’s Foods, Lake View Meats and Tim Hortons provided goodies at the event. For more information on the KDFGA, go online to kdfga.ca. Submitted photo

Sara Spence of the Kamloops River City Racers picked up a pair of silver medals and a bronze medal in the junior women’s division at the North American Speedskating Championships in Calgary on the weekend. Stephen Maunder photo

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There won’t be any surprises for Brent Yamada at the upcoming Canadian Direct Insurance BC men’s Provincial Championship. He knows who his Kamloops Curling Club rink will be up against at the tournament, which runs from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9 at Vancouver Curling Club. “Once the game starts, there’s no hero worship,” Yamada said. “We played Morris early this season. “We weren’t successful in beating him, but we gave him a pretty good game.” Yamada was speaking of John Morris and his Kelowna-Vernon rink, which includes Kamloops native Jim Cotter. There is more pressure this season than in years past, but not just because the Brier will be in Kamloops.

“I’m getting older, that’s where the pressure is,” he said. The Kamloops rink includes third Corey Sauer, second Tyler Klymchuk and lead Lance Yamada. The addition of 21-year-old Klymchuk has brought a youthful energy to the team. It’s also brought a heavy-hitting dimension to the rink and allowed it to play more aggressively. The Kamloops quartet will need to be at its best if a spot at the 2014 Tim Horton’s Brier, which runs from March 1 to March 9 at Interior Savings Centre, is in the cards. Yamada clinched a berth at provincials after posting a 4-2 record at a qualifying tournament in Salmon Arm on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12. The team, Yamada added, is hitting its stride. “We played the best that we have all year,” he told KTW of his team’s showing at the

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I’d love to hear the best sports nicknames Kamloops has to offer and even publish a few of them below next week’s edition of this piffle. Send your favourites, even the dirty ones, to sports@kamloopsthisweek.com. The offside sobriquets will be sewered before they see these pages, but I’d like to have a look anyway. If they need a short explanation, go

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The Yamada rink, from left, lead Lance Yamada, second Tyler Klymchuk, third Corey Sauer and skip Brent Yamada, will be in action at the Canadian Direct Insurance BC men’s Provincial Championship, which runs from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9 at Vancouver Curling Club. On the line — a spot at the Tim Horton’s Brier in Kamloops in March. Submitted photo

Salmon Arm bonspiel. “We had really good execution, start to finish.” Yamada has been to the B.C. championship five times. His best finish came in 1996 — the last time the Brier was held in Kamloops. That year, Barry McPhee, another Kamloops-based team, beat Yamada in the

provincial final. McPhee went 4-7 at the Brier and missed the playoffs. Yamada is hoping this year it can be his turn to play in the national men’s championship on home turf. “It would be a huge boost for the fan-base,” the 48-year-old Yamada said. Yamada won’t be the only Kamloops team at the B.C. championship.

ahead and include it. Nicknames aren’t dead — just attend one Kamloops Rugby Club practice. You might run into Twinky, Jughead, Lunch Box (I don’t think he plays anymore, but it’s a personal favourite), Dirty Old Pirate, Casper or Shrek. I’ve heard the argument that kids these days lack creativity. I don’t buy it. Prove me right with an email, young ones. Levasseur has another nickname:

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Deadline Don. That one might border on bullying, but if he would stop selling ads two minutes before deadline, wreaking havoc with the editorial staff’s sections, which have to be altered when he sells late ads, then I wouldn’t bring it up, would I, Donald! The Tattle of Hastings will appear in KTW on Thursdays. Email Marty Hastings at sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

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Jardines Blazers claim silver Kelowna downed the Kamloops Jardines Blazers 10-1 in the final of a peewee tier 1 tournament in Prince George on the weekend. Josh Van Unen scored the lone goal for the Kamloops Jardines Blazers in the goldmedal tilt. Recording points for the Blazers on the weekend were Van Unen (2G), Connor Milburn (4G, 2A), Brandon Gremaud (4G), Cole Howaniec (4G), Haden Nordick (3G), Ben Ward (3G), Harrison Ewert (2G), Kaden Dempsey (2G), and Alek Erichuk (1G).

Nailers drop hammer The Western Roofing Nailers earned a 5-3 victory over Kelowna on Saturday. Logan Stankoven and Reagan Milburn had two goals apiece, while Matthew Mariona added a single.

Mystixs lack magic The peewee Kamloops Mystixs were in tough against Salmon Arm in league action on the weekend, falling 6-3. Kamloops stayed in the game for the first two periods, but two goals in the third frame helped Salmon Arm pull ahead for good. Nicole Thomas (1G, 1A), Cassidy Stasiuk (1G), Nola Clarke (1G), Mackenzie Gottfriedson (1A), Skyler Wiltsie

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Rockets down Hawks (1A), Carsen Moffett (1A) and Amanda Thomas (1A) found the scoresheet for the Mystixs in the loss.

Lions second best The midget North Kamloops Lions fell to Arizona Hockey Union (AHU) 6-4 in the final of tournament action on the weekend. AHU led 4-0, but Kamloops battled back and tied it with a fourgoal second period. The American team pulled ahead 5-4 and added an emptynetter with 35 seconds remaining in the game to seal the victory. Tallying points on the weekend for the home team were Kolten Moore (4G, 2A), Brodie Moorman (4G), Andrew Gammel (2G, 3A), Michael Fidanza (3A), Adam Toor (2G, 3A), Pat Brady (1A), Mason Palaga (2A), Darion Nordick (1G, 1A), Dario Piva (1G, 3A), Reade Bentz (1A), JJ Hanemaayer (5A), 2A), Jared Smith (1A), Jackson Scott (1G, 4A), Kevin Emsland (1G) and Tanner Tobin (1G). Josh Shank and Kolby Pauwels split time in goal over the weekend. The Lions will be in Kelowna this week-

The Rockets grounded the Ice Hawks in atom recreational action on the weekend, posting a 3-2 victory. Ethan Gremaud (1G), Grady McCutcheon (1G, 1A), Ainsley Dempsey (1A) and Stephen Pigeon (1G) picked up the points for the Rockets in support of netminder Brendan Smith. Evan Kissack (2G), Jax Anderson (1A) and Max Angove (1A) scored for the Ice Hawks, who went with Sam Benastick in goal.

Birds soar The Orange Ice Hawks topped the Crushers 6-4 in novice action on the weekend. Owen Aura had four goals, while Reggie Newman had a goal and three assists. Evan Smith (1G, 1A) also found the scoresheet and Johnny Hicks took the victory between the pipes. The Crushers had goals from Sawyer Mynio, Cooper MacLeod, Nikolas Dimopoulos and Daniel Ma. Joey Galloway backstopped the Crushers.

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action, defeating West Kelowna 7-1 and tying Merritt 3-3 on the road. Brendan Roche (4G), Justin MacInnes (2G, 1A), Tyson Gayfer (2G, 1A), Keenan Gannon (2A), Sam Fuoco (1A), Nathan Weninger (1G), Seiji Brown (1G, 2A), Trevis John (1A), Elias Wallace (1A), Tyler Bruins-Slot (1A) and Eric Marasco (1A) had points on the weekend, while Ethan Langenegger backstopped the Lions in both games.

Mooseheads roll The bantam recreation Mooseheads edged the Coyotes 5-4 in Sunday hockey action. Wyatt Brook had a hat-trick, while Trevor Banks (1G), Ryan Anderson (1G), Josh Olynyk (1A), Carter Grice (1A), Matthew McGillivary (1A) and Logan Clark (2A) also chipped in for the Mooseheads. Garrick Cassidy picked up the victory between the pipes. Pierce Huser had a hat-trick to go with an assist for the Coyotes, while John Black had a goal and Nicholas Dallaire an assist for the Coyotes. Josh Humphrey was in net for the Coyotes. For More Sports Briefs Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com

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‘You just never know’ where Blind Date is going By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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HEN REBECCA Northan told her longtime friend, Christy Bruce, about her idea for a play, Bruce wasn’t at all surprised. “I thought she’s either the craziest woman or the the bravest woman,” Bruce said of actor Northan’s idea that eventually became Blind Date, a unique piece of theatre in which every show is completely different. The idea is simple, said Bruce: She plays Mimi, a woman from Paris who is about to go out on a blind date. The stage will be set with a table, two chairs and a bottle of wine. As for her date? It’s a blind date, so, of course, she doesn’t know until she chooses a man from the audience. From there, it’s all improvised — something Bruce said she has a lot of experience with, having been working with Second City since 2000. Northan and Bruce are bringing the play to Kamloops, opening for previews tonight and having its official opening on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Sagebrush Theatre. Bruce said the beauty of the show is that it works with anyone who heads

Improv show set to debut at Sagebrush on Saturday, Jan. 25 up the stairs and joins her on stage, from the shy and nervous type to the confident man-about-town. In fact, she said, the bashful guy simply reflects the reality of most blind dates, situations where people are often nervous, unsure of what to hope for or what to expect. And, in many cases, Bruce said, the man she chooses “hasn’t been on a blind date in 30 years.” There are some basic parameters within the play that help her keep it on track — but, sometimes things can be way beyond what has been contemplated. One night when Northan was performing it, Bruce said, the man she chose was quite rigid in his views on dating. As she worked her improv magic through the show, it was time to go back to Mimi’s apartment. Her would-be suitor drew the line there. He didn’t believe in that kind of a relationship unless a couple was married.

Quick thinking, some additional props, an announcement the next scene is two years in the future — and the couple was wed. Bruce said there are plenty of costumes and two tables filled with a variety of props chosen to try and anticipate most paths Blind Date will go down. The framework is established to ensure the date and anyone who may have come to the theatre with him aren’t embarrassed by the play — and that the audience is entertained. “You just never know, you end up in different places,” she said. In past productions, it wasn’t unusual to have people attend several — and sometimes all — of the performances in a run, just because every night is always different, she said. Blind Date opens has its official opening on Saturday, Jan. 25, and continues to Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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BIG LITTLE STORY CENTRE Some audience members were more attentive than others last weekend at the Big Little Science Centre as science stories were read aloud each hour. The centre is about to begin its 2014 Speakers Series, which will see talks given on the last Thursday of each month. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Watch live ballet at Cineplex Aberdeen Think classical ballet is so 1841? This month, London’s Royal Opera House sets out to prove just the opposite, using modern satellite technology to breathe fresh new life into of one of ballet’s most enduring love stories. At 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, Giselle will be brought to life in a new way when it is broadcast from the famous Covent Garden stage of the Royal Opera House to cinemas across the globe, including select Cineplex theatres in Canada. Ghostly waifs, love that transcends death and heartbreaking betrayal, Giselle weaves together a seductive mix of human passions, supernatural forces and the redemptive power of self-sacrificing love. London’s Royal Ballet, preeminent masters of classical ballet, will mount this stunning production as part of its 2014 dance season and broadcast live to cinemas from the Royal Opera House. International dance superstars Carlos Acosta and Natalia Osipova will perform the enigmatic lead roles, following rave reviews for their recent sold-out performances in The

Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. The first act of Giselle is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second act, one of ballet’s most beautiful white acts, plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis — vengeful spirits of young brides who died before their wedding day. With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way for cinema audiences to discover classical ballet and, at $23 per ticket, it’s ballet on a budget. What’s a live ballet cinema broadcast like? The Royal Opera House, in collaboration with Arts Alliance Media, has worked relentlessly to perfect the camera and satellite technology required in order to recreate the feeling of being front-row-centre for the world’s most famous ballets. All of the tension and anticipation of a live performance is preserved — audiences are even treated to a behind-the-scenes preview before the performance begins.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you have been living life in the fast lane, but this week you may need to apply the brakes. If you’re not careful, you could miss out on some exciting stuff.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, remember that risk may ultimately bring reward when considering an investment opportunity. With this in mind, you may want go out on a limb this week.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, someone you know may feel like he or she deserves something that you have. Do not validate any jealousy and take the higher road by not engaging the situation.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are on a roll and you probably have no plans to slow down for anyone. Try to slow down and help others if you find yourself with some free time.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, provide a steady and strong hand to keep someone you love on the right track. It may not be easy to be so supportive, but do what’s necessary to help a loved one.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, honesty is the best policy but you do not always have to be so forthcoming with your opinions. Employ tact if you are asked for your opinions on certain issues.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, although you are very persuasive this week, you should focus all of your attention on selling yourself to others in the workplace. This can make promotion imminent.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Even a minor disagreement could have you licking your wounds, Aquarius. Don’t use this week for sulking. Get back on the horse and dust yourself off.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you might sense that something isn’t quite right this week with a couple of people you know. Don’t be shy about asking questions to get to the bottom of the situation.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, avoid potentially sticky situations this week. It is better to defer to an expert even if it means making a financial investment.

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Exploring the biblical foundation of charity The season of giving, mainly from October to December each year, is a great time to help the needy and the homeless. A quick analysis shows charities like the United Way, some large industrial and business houses and institutions with deeper pockets have contributed admirably to the food banks, the shelters and affiliated and unaffiliated missions in their endeavour to care for the needy, the homeless, single mothers and children in our communities. In particular, the holiday seasons call us to rethink philanthropy in a new light and to dispose of

NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH a little more of our personal wealth. A verse in the gospels, “Jesus went about doing good,” explains in a few words the ministry of the son of God and the purpose of existence of many Christian charities. He did good and told others to do so. The gospels constantly tell us Jesus touched lepers with his fingers, anointed the eyes of the blind

even when he was only asked to speak the word from a distance. He did not usually comply, but went to the sick ones’ beds and touched them. This lesson is worth emulating by his followers. If we do any good, let us do it ourselves. Give alms with our own hands, a kind look, a smile or word. It would enhance the value of the gift. Let us take time to talk to the recipients about their lives. To sit where they sit, to give alms with our own hands, a kind look, a smile or word — it would enhance the value of the gift.

In his lifetime, there was scarcely a village which was not gladdened by the sight of Jesus as he “went around going good.” He was never put off by dangers of difficulties. He sought for people to do good to — and so must we. Christ’s perseverance and the unity of his purpose are also hinted at and the practical application of the subject may be summed up by the words: “He has left us an example that we should follow in his steps.” In the Bible, the concept of goodness is inseparably linked with personal faith in God.

The redemptive love of God is one aspect of the quality that the Scripture calls “God’s goodness.” Psalm 100:4,5 bids its readers to “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, to give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever.” That ought to lead sinners to repentance. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?” (Romans 2:4). Other aspects of

His goodness are the mercy, compassion or pity that shows kindness toward persons who have persisted in sinning (Exodus 3:4-6). The supreme expression of God’s goodness is, however, still the amazing grace and inexpressible love that shows kindness by saving sinners who only deserve condemnation. Yet, God made provision to save them at the tremendous cost of Christ’s death on Calvary (Romans 3:22,24; 5:5-8). God’s faithfulness to His purposes, promises and people is a further aspect of His goodness and praiseworthiness.

Humans lie and break their word. God does neither. In the worst of times, it can still be said: “His compassions never fail . . . great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22,23)). In Christ, the believers are created for good works (Eph. 2:10) and receive a good conscience (Acts 23:1). This is also the reason for urgent exhortation to bear fruit in good works, to seek to do good, and to do it to everyone. The goodness of the Lord impels us to do good works. We have been called to serve. narayanmitra@ hotmail.com

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How will we adapt to change? By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Eli Pivnick thinks it’s only a matter of time until life in Kamloops — and across the world — changes for good. The question is: How to adapt ahead of time? “The way Western society, and now Eastern society, lives based on an abundant supply of fossil fuels and cheap energy is going to change radically,” Pivnick said. “The sooner we can start making the change, the easier it’s going to be.” That’s the thinking behind a new project from Kamloops 350, a community-environmental organization focused on climatechange issues. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the group will host a meeting it hopes will kick off a transitiontown effort in the Tournament Capital. The transition-town

movement, which has already taken root in communities such as Victoria and Maple Ridge, is about making communities more self-reliant in advance of social changes stemming from climate change and dwindling fossil fuels, Pivnick said. “It’s looking at changing the way we live to reduce our fossilfuel use and to live lives that make sense — that are more sustainable,” he said. “For me, it’s a perfect fit for the group.” What actions that will lead to in Kamloops are yet to be seen. “It’s going to depend on who’s involved and what their interests are,” Pivnick said. “It could set off a whole bunch of things.” Among the possibilities are projects that promote local food, libraries of tools and appliances people can share to reduce consumption, or lobbying

the city for improvements to transit programs and more energyefficient policies. “If there’s a number of people in one area, we may want to look at how we’re going to make a neighbourhood more cohesive, so people are involved with each other more,” Pivnick said. “Because that’s really part of the issue. “A lot of our problems, our societal problems, stem from the fact that we are increasingly isolated.” Pivnick said it will likely take two or three meetings for the group to decide what goals it wants to pursue, of which this weekend’s session is the first. Along with a group discussion, attendees will screen In Transition 2.0, an hour-long film on the transition movement. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. at the Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St.

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JERUSALEM — Citing security, Prime Minister Stephen Harper cancelled a planned visit on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the Dome of the Rock, a revered Islamic shrine that sits on a political tinderbox. The Dome and the hallowed Al-Aqsa mosque lie on a plaza known to Judaism as Temple Mount, and called the Noble Sanctuary by Muslims. The glittering Dome dominates the skyline of old Jerusalem and overlooks the Western Wall, a remnant of the Jewish Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. The Wall is one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Temple Mount has been a repeated flashpoint for decades. In September 2000, Ariel Sharon visited the

Citing security concerns, Prime Minister Stephen Harper cancelled a planned visit to the Dome of the Rock. Harper and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamim Netanyahu agreed this week to expand a free-trade pact.

site accompanied by a powerful security force. He claimed he was on a mission of peace, but his foray sparked a deadly riot and touched off the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising, in which thousands died. “Planning and logistics required on a trip like this can be complicated and, unfortunately, we weren’t able to make

it work in a manner that satisfied the security organizations involved,’’ Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald said of the decision to cancel the visit. “Specifically, Shin Bet [Israeli security] would not guarantee that they would not enter the mosque.’��� As many as twodozen Palestinians were

killed in 1990 in riots that broke out near the mosque. The plaza has been the site of repeated violent demonstrations, clashes, stonings and shootings, despite being steeped in religious symbolism for Jews, Christian and Muslims alike. In Jewish belief, the two ancient temples —

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occupied by Israel, the Temple Mount is actually administered by a religious trust based in Jordan. There were times when non-Muslims were barred as the political situation grew overheated. Today, non-Muslims can tour parts of the site under strict security. The Dome and the mosque are a focal point for extremists of many stripes. Some radical Jewish groups say the structures should be razed and a new temple erected. It’s a view shared by some Christian fundamentalists who believe rebuilding the temple will hasten the Second Coming. Some Muslims see these as serious threats to a site which is regarded as the third holiest in Islam, outside of Mecca and Medina.


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Lawyer: Not all cellphones alike A defence lawyer for Rajan Singh Mann, who was convicted in 2012 for an armed kidnapping, has told the court police should have obtained a warrant before looking through the contents of two BlackBerry cellphones. However, Crown lawyer Gail Banning said recent court judgments that have concluded smartphones deserve the same protections as personal computers have dealt with advanced, modern-day devices capable of storing mas-

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VANCOUVER — A Crown lawyer has told the B.C. Court of Appeal that older, less-sophisticated cellphones don’t deserve the same warrant-search protection as newer smartphones. A case involving a 2006 kidnapping is examining the issue of when police should be allowed to search the contents of a cellphone after a suspect is arrested.

sive amounts of data. In contrast, Banning said, the cellphones in the current case were older, 2004- and 2005model BlackBerrys with limited storage capacity, no camera and only rudimentary Internet connectivity. Banning said older cellphones like those should be treated like briefcases, which police would be able to search if they were seized from a suspect during an arrest.

This still from a YotuTube video shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a Toronto restaurant on Monday, Jan. 20, where he was seen swearing and affecting a Jamaican accent — all while apparently quite inebriated.

Mayor Rob Ford admits to drinking BlackBerry to sell most real estate in light of new video surfacing WATERLOO — BlackBerry is selling the majority of its commercial real-estate holdings in Canada, but the struggling smartphone maker refused to say how much it expects to make from the deals. BlackBerry said it plans to use a combination vacant-sales and sale-leaseback arrangements in divesting the

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TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he was drinking on Monday night (Jan. 20) after a video surfaced online of him rambling and swearing. Ford has repeatedly said he has not had a drink since November. After the video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Ford told reporters he had indeed been drinking the previous night and that what he does in his personal life with his friends is up to him. He said he doesn’t think his use of Jamaican patois and profanity was dis-

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Burns Lake mill sues Toshiba; faulty motor cited in deadly blast CANADIAN PRESS

The company at the centre of a deadly sawmill explosion in Burns Lake is suing Toshiba International Corp., alleging it supplied the motor that sparked the fire leading to the blast. In a B.C. Supreme Court statement of claim, Babine Forest Products alleges electrical arcing in a conveyor motor ignited combustible material, causing the blast that killed two people and injured 20 others two years ago. The lawsuit claims Toshiba and three other affiliated companies were negligent because they failed to manufacture the motor to a reasonable standard. WorkSafeBC said in a report released last week that friction likely caused accumulated sawdust in a motor in the mill to smoulder. The report said the smouldering turned into an open flame and, when sawdust in the air caught fire, the explosion blew a large fireball through the roof. The WorkSafeBC report concluded the explosion could have been prevented had Babine taken action to control wood dust. The Crown said two weeks ago no charges would be laid in connect to the blast.

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Premier Christy Clark has ordered a review of the decision not to lay charges after the fatal explosion and fire in Burns Lake on Jan. 20, 2012. Clark has directed her deputy minister, John Dyble, to review the circumstances that led to the decision. WorkSafeBC’s investigation has been criticized after Crown prosecutors said some of their evidence would not be admissible in court because of the way it was gathered. Clark said the review is not to second-guess the independent decision of the criminal justice branch. “But, if there are lessons to be learned from this, I want to make sure that we learn them,” she said. Two workers died and 20 more were injured in the explosion and fire at Burns Lake. A provincewide pro-

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Throughout 2014, Mopar will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic secondgeneration (Gen II) 426 Race Hemi engine to motorsports competition and its eventual initiation to production vehicles. To kick off the yearlong commemoration of the legendary engine, Mopar has created a 50thanniversary logo. The design incorporates an elephant in reference to the engine’s moniker, which resulted from the power plant’s imposing size, strength and power. The logo also features the trademark Hemi-orange colour that covered the engine and made it even more recognizable. While Chrysler engineers initially introduced the original hemispherical combustion engine design for passenger cars in 1951 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, the iconic and revolutionary second-generation Hemi engine, so closely associated with the muscle car era, made its memorable debut in 1964. The new second generation Hemi measured 426 cubic inches and was built specifically to win races. Two versions of this 426 race engine were built — one called the “Circuit” or “Track” engine and the other the “Acceleration” or “Drag” engine. The Gen II 426 Race Hemi was first introduced at the Daytona 500 in February 1964 with legendary driver Richard Petty winning the race handily in his Plymouth, while a dominating performance by three other Hemi-powered Petty drove to eight victories and earned the NASCAR championship in 1964

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Representative semi-monthly lease offer based on new 2014 Rogue S FWD (Y6RG14 AA00), CVT transmission. 3.9% lease APR for a 60 month term equals 120 semi-monthly payments of $138 with $1,850 down payment, and $0 security deposit. First semi-monthly payment, down payment and $0 security deposit are due at lease inception. Prices include freight and fees. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $18,289. ≠Finance offers are now available on new 2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. Selling Price is $31,558 financed at 2.9% APR equals 182 bi-weekly payments of $192 for an 84 month term. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $3,349.04 for a total obligation of $34,907. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. ‡ $3,000/$4,000 non-stackable cash discount is valid on all 2013 Frontier King Cab/2013 Frontier Crew Cab models. The cash discount (non-stack) is only available on the cash purchase price, and will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance rates/‡$11,000 cash discount valid on all new 2014 Titan models when registered and delivered between January 15, 2014 and January 31, 2014. The cash discount will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Conditions apply. X $31,558 Selling Price for a new 2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. V Models shown $43,658/$39,093/$42,258/$34,728. Selling Price for a new 2014 Pathfinder Platinum 4X4 (5XEG14 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Frontier Crew Cab 4.0 SL 4X4 (4CUG73 AA00), automatic transmission/2014 Titan Crew Cab SL 4X4 (3CFG74 AA00), automatic transmission/2014 Rogue SL AWD Premium model (Y6DG14 BK00), CVT transmission. $11,000 cash discount included in selling price for the 2014 Titan Crew Cab SL 4X4 (3CFG74 AA00), automatic transmission. †≠‡XV Freight and PDE charges ($1,560/$1,695/$1,610/$1,630), certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between Jan. 15 – 31, 2014. *All information compiled from third-party sources including manufacturer websites. Not responsible for errors for errors in data on third party websites. 12/17/2013. ∞Ward’s Large Cross/Utility segment. MY14 Pathfinder vs. 2013 Large Cross/Utility Class. 2014 Pathfinder S 2WD with CVT transmission fuel consumption estimate is 10.5L/100KM CITY | 7.7L/100KM HWY | 9.3L/100KM combined. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2014 Pathfinder Platinum model shown. ^Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) Mid SUV segment, AWD/4WD, 7-passenger, V6 gasoline models only. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for proper use. Offers subject to change, continuation or cancellation without notice. Offers have no cash alternative value. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. ©1998-2013 Nissan Canada Inc. and Nissan Financial Services Inc. a division of Nissan Canada Inc.

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Personals

Automotive

The Totem AUTO Group... requires team driven motivated individuals to fill roles throughout the organization. These are full time continuing positions.

Sales Representatives Parts Service Service Techs Accounting/Administration Marketing Manager Autobody/Painter Above average compensation and exceptional benefit package including pension plan. Please apply to the General Manager, 4631 Keith Avenue, Terrace, B.C. Ph: 250-635-4984 Fax: 250-635-2783 k.brown@totemford.net t5&33"$&505&.'03%t1035$*5:'03% t4/087"--&:'03%t5)03/)*--.";%" t5)03/)*--46#"36

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Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca F.O.Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3453 is holding nominations for the office of Madame Treasurer at the regular meeting on February 3rd 2014 at 7:30pm. 755 Tranquille Rd.

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Start your Health Care Career in less than a year! Study online or on campus Health Care Aide – 6 months - Kamloops needs more Care Aides...ASAP!

Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - Work in the heart of the hospital

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Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months - Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available • PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

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“All the people I work with are impressed by the knowledge I gained through this course. You guys are amazing!!” - Senja, July 2012 Grad

Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator The Kamloops Symphony is seeking a new full-time member for our administration team. This position offers variety, challenges, and the opportunity to be part of a successful performing arts organization. The ideal candidate will have: • post-secondary education in marketing • marketing experience • strong interest and/or background in music or other arts disciplines • experience in a not-for-profit setting Application Deadline: January 31, 2014 Apply by email only to: Kathy Humphreys, General Manager Kamloops Symphony Society kathy@kamloopssymphony.com

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~ 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.

We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and asset a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phones calls or walk in’s please.

DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS Experienced Dump Truck drivers needed for Northern BC. Must have own Tickets, H2SALIVE & WHMIS. Must be available immediately, have own transportation,be reliable. Wages depending on experience. Please fax resume and abstract to: 250-546-0600. parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No walk-ins or phone calls please. Only those considered will be contacted.

CORE & PAL Courses week days and/or weekends. www.pal-core-ed.com or Call George 852-0595 / 778-4703030 Visa or debit accepted

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Our toddlers are growing up and we have spaces available for infants & toddlers.

250-828-6775 GINGERBREAD HOUSE Has full time spaces for 3 to 5 year olds. Call for more information.

250-828-2045 SUMMIT CHILDCARE Has a few spaces available. Call for more information.

250-828-2533

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Career Opportunities ATTENTION Work from home Turn spare time into income Free training/flexible hours Computer required. www.FreedomNan.com

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Education/Trade Schools

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Smithers Public Library is seeking a Library Director. The Director is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Smithers Municipal Library under the direction of the Smithers Library Board. 4ualiÀcations ([Serience (Gucation • Masters of Library Science or Library Technician Diploma or Community Library Training 3rogram CertiÀcate or ([tensive 3ublic Library ([perience. ([Serience • 3referred  years of directly related e[perience. .noZleGge • Library management & administration • Community program development • Strategic planning • Financial management and budgeting. Skills • ([cellent communication and interpersonal skills • Supervision and staff recruitment • ConÁict resolution • Good working knowledge of library software. Suitability • Should enjoy the amenities & lifestyle of a small northern community. • Should be looking forward to making a long-term commitment to the community. &losing Date February 14, 2014 For a full job description, further TualiÀcations and application instructions visit: smithers.bclibrary.ca. (nTuires about this position can be sent to the library board: board@smitherslibrary.ca

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OPPORTUNITY Are you a Professional Sales Person? • Proven sales record • Offering monthly salary • Industry best benefits package • Great location for family • Potential 6 figure income

email: jessica@eaglehomes.ca

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Help Wanted DELIVERY PERSONS TELUS YELLOW PAGES Seeking mature individuals or group looking to fundraise with car or small truck to deliver the new Yellow Page Phone Books in Kamloops.

Door to door delivery. ~No selling involved~ Start Immediately!

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

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COSTCO WHOLESALE

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Education/Trade Schools

Wanted Immediately experienced MOA’s for busy Physiotherapy, Massage and Chiropractic Clinic. Must have experience in billing, patient booking, computer skills, typing, customer service and be a self starter. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible hours. Clinic focus is on quality patient care and positive work environment. Strong organizational and people skills an asset. Please fax resumes to : 250314-5260

250-374-0462

Live in caretaker wanted for 6plex building. 2bdrm apt w/reduced rent for qualified person (250) 554-8202 LMG Finance is a developing Kamloops company looking to strengthen our talented administration team by hiring a highly organized, detailed oriented individual. If you have a business admin diploma, office admin certificate and/or previous admin experience, email your resume to: resume@lmgfinance.ca.

LOGAN LAKE

Kamloops This Week is looking for door-to-door carriers in your area. 3 days per week Tuesday, Thursday& Friday. Please call 250-374-0462 for more info.

Medical/Dental

EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 22yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare, present, reconsiderations & appeals. Call me before requesting reconsideration. Bernie Hughes 1-877581-1122.

SERVICE CLERK FULL-TIME we are looking for a full-time service clerk. Must be highly organized,customer service driven and a ambitious individual. pls submit a resume to btaylor@dearbornford.com

Education/Tutoring

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POSITION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN OUR PHOTO LAB. Strong customer service skills as well as photo lab experience, digital photography or related digital skills required. Must be available to work days, evenings & weekends. 25 hrs/wk min.

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

Financial, Promotional Secretary position available for applicant with Dental Experience. E-mail resume to drdex@shaw.ca or Fax 250376-5367 Office Manager, Receptionist required for Dental Office. Dental experience an asset. Email resume to drdex@shaw.ca or Fax 250376-5367

PERMANENT PART-TIME

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted FARM WORKERS: Dhaliwal Farms located in Heffley Creek requires 20 F/T farm workers. Duties Include: harvesting/grading/packing vegetables. Must be in good physical condition. Wage $10.25/hr. Fax resume to: 250-578-7160 Heavy Equipment Operator required at Mission Flats Landfill. Operators responsible for safe operation & minor maintenance/upkeep. Class 3 with air required. Shifts include weekends. $19.00 per hr. Drop resumes at 3095 Mission Flats Road or email to office@ssgholdings.ca

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Employment

Centre for Arts & Technology www.digitalartschool.com

Ramada Kamloops is seeking a part-time Front Desk employee. Some experience will be beneficial. Please apply in person at 555 W. Columbia St.

• Degree in digital art and design FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

January 27th & February 15th

Courses. Next C.O.R.E. March 8th & 9th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Sunday January 26th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

HELP WANTED Kamloops This Week is an award winning publication that is distributedThis to over in the Kamloops area.that Weis Kamloops Week30,000 is an homes award winning publication are expanding our paper and will have openings in many of distributed to over 30,000 homes in the Kamloops area. We our departments. If you are a strong team player and have are expandingqualifi our cations, paper and openings in many of the required wewill wanthave to hear from you. KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK OPENINGS our departments. If you are HAS a strong team player and have FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: the required qualifications, we want to hear from you.

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Marine Technician

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

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@ telus.net

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Services EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION Labourers & carpenters needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796. JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road CertiďŹ ed Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and beneďŹ ts. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com Manufacturing & Repair Shop in Kamloops is looking for a full time Welder/Fabricator to start immediately. Seeking a motivated individual for a position to weld, fabricate, and build structural and miscellaneous steel according to specs and quality standards. The successful candidate will have experience in lay out as per blueprints, welding and cutting, and assemble of parts. Need to have precision and control to prevent damage and assure a quality product. Heavy Duty Mechanical experience is an asset but willing to train. If you think you have the skills required and an attitude to get the job done please send your resume to Mark Baker at markb @ hytracker.com or fax to 250372-2976. Please NO phone calls.

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Sauna Inferred 4 person cedar great cond. Assemble from 8 panels $1100 (250) 579-2685 Victorian blue pattern jug & basin set $150 250-374-3773 WASHING machine Hot Point,com $375, 4 place dinner setting Blossom Time $900, 250-374-1252

Misc. Wanted COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from RC Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250864-3521 I make house calls! Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

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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 $189,000.00

4 Bdrm a/c Lower Sahali, close to Tru/shop $1650mo ref’s req’d 250-372-7695 ASHCROFT: SW Mobile: 2 bdrm, 1 bath. New S/F, A/C, W/D. 55 and older $650/mon. N/S Small pet ok 250-3956533 or 250-395-2906. Monte Lake Overlooking Lake 1bdrm, f/s/w/d, $550/mo hydro incd. Call 250-371-7014

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Legal Notices Notice of Disposal Sale Notice:Thomas Charles Phillips. Please be advised that your abandoned household possessions at the upper floor of 613 Alberni Avenue Kamloops will be disposed of within 30 days of being served with this notice on February 20, 2014. Contact: Jeff Mann 613 Alberni Avenue Kamloops, BC V2B 1T2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS - Notice is hearby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Winnifred Monica Lulu, formerly of c/o Overlander Extended Care, 953 Southill St, Kamloops BC, deceased, are hearby requested to send particulars thereof to the executor on or before the 21st day of February, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which the executor has notice. Michael Henry Lulu, Executor - #303-2230 Wall St, Vancouver BC V5L 1B6. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Hedwig Hindle, formerly of #110 - 3255 Overlander Drive, Kamloops, B.C., V2B 0A5, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Patricia Rummel 3000 Stautw Road, Saanichton, B.C., V8M 2K5, on or before March 5, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Patricia Rummel, Executor. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Mary Kathleen Reid, deceased, formerly of 60 Whitesheild Crescent, Kamloops, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mary Kathleen Reid, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at Morelli Chertkow LLP, 300 -1800 Seymour Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 2E3, on or before February 17, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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