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A surprise move this week by Justin Trudeau to kick Liberal senators out of the federal caucus, making them independent, is being lauded by a longtime member of the red chamber and a TRU political scientist. “It’s a major move,” said Len Marchand, a former city MP, cabinet minister and B.C. senator. “It caught us old Liberal members by surprise.” Liberal Leader Trudeau held a news conference on Parliament Hill, saying extreme patronage and partisanship are at the root of the Senate expenses scandal, which has engulfed the upper chamber for more than a year. “The Senate is broken and needs to be fixed,’’ he said. Making Liberal senators independent of the party’s parliamentary caucus is a first, concrete step toward reducing partisanship, Trudeau argued as he challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to similarly set free the 57 Conservative senators. But, Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo (Conservative) MP Cathy McLeod said the timing of the announcement — before an auditorgeneral’s report on Senate expenses is due to be released — is suspicious. Since being elected, Harper has

appointed dozens of senators — despite a pledge eight years ago to not appoint them. He is now engulfed in an expenses scandal involving Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. Liberal members have also been implicated. McLeod said the party continues to promote an elected Senate, pointing to the government’s referral to the Supreme Court of Canada of a way to elect senators in accordance MP CATHY MCLEOD: with the Suspicious of Justin ConstTrudeau’s Senate move. itution. She prefers the idea of an elected Senate to making senators free of party affiliation. “I have a big concern,” she said of Trudeau’s move. “We would use an unelected body to appoint unelected members who could amend legislation from a duly elected House of Commons.” XSee TRUDEAU A6

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When the former rooming house at 331 West Seymour St. caught fire, neighbours rejoiced. “To be honest, when I saw the flames curling into the sky, I was delighted,” Ralph Adams told Kamloops city council during a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 28. He wasn’t the only one on the block celebrating.

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Boogie the Bridge has run into new sponsorship, ensuring the signature Kamloops event will thrive in the years to come. CFJC-TV is the new title sponsor of Boogie the Bridge, with Kamloops This Week becoming the event’s print-media sponsor. Kamloops This Week publisher Kelly Hall — a self-described “Boogie virgin” — said the thriceweekly newspaper is proud to step up to fill the role of print-media sponsor. “That’s what we’re about at Kamloops This Week — community,” he said. “We’re very blessed and grateful that CFJC will become the title sponsor for Boogie the Bridge,” Boogie organizer Jo Berry said.

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level,” Berry said. “The message is movement makes a huge change. “They say sitting is the next smoking, so let’s get off the couch together and move our bodies for health and happiness and community health — leaving a legacy behind that we have made a difference.” CFJC-TV takes over title sponsorship from the Kamloops Daily News, which closed earlier this month after more than 80 years of publication. “I am so going to miss everyone at the Daily News,” Berry said. “I think it’s so important to recognize the work and passion that they all did to provide us with that broader message. They have been a huge part of Boogie, helping us in so many ways. Boogie is open to participants of all ages and levels of experience. For more information and to register, go online to boogiethebridge.com.

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After failing twice to remove land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, developer Bill Bilton is trying once again to boost housing density at Dunes Golf Club. The commission turned down an appeal from Bilton’s North Core Development Ltd. to exclude 5.8 hectares from the reserve. The property is used as a driving range, storage area and sand pit. Bilton has proposed adding about 300 units of housing to the Westsyde property. The commission turned down North Core’s first proposal in May of last year. Six months later, Bilton’s revised application and appeal also failed to receive approval from the commission. The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club

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is a holdover from the 1980s, when the Social Credit government permitted golf courses as an allowable use within the Agricultural Land Reserve. A spokeswoman for Bilton said he is working on an alternative application to the commission, but did not provide details. The commission has yet to receive any new application or appeal. City council already approved the land

development in principle. Community development manager Randy Lambright said the original city approval remains at third reading until it receives an OK from the commission. “He’s permitted to tinker with that. If he’s successful, he comes back to us. If it’s a significant change, we’d have to put it through another process.” Lambright said the city considers the proj-

ect an in-fill development. Nancy Bepple was the only councillor to vote against the project, saying it would represent a permanent loss of viable agricultural land in Kamloops. Bilton’s latest proposal is the fifth time he has approached the commission for developments on the property. He was successful in 2007, carving off a five-hectare strip along Harrington and Westsyde roads. The commission ruled that would not significantly affect potential agricultural production of the land. In 2008, it allowed another nine holes to be developed. It also allowed exclusion in 1991 for the original housing development on a smaller parcel after first denying a similar application.

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A request for a specific harassment policy addressing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgendered/ transsexual (LGBQT) experience in Kamloops district schools will be back on the school-board agenda next week. Board of education chairwoman Denise Harper said the issue was dealt with during a closed portion of their Monday, Jan. 27 meeting and will be discussed again on Monday, Feb. 3. She is hoping the result will be creation of a committee that will look deeper into the issue. The request, which came from a social-justice class at South Kamloops

City seeks to speak on Kinder’s bid Kamloops will seek intervenor status for the National Energy Board’s consideration of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but, at this stage, it’s anyone’s guess what the city would say at a hearing. “Most people think it’s a negative thing, but that’s not always the case,” public works director Jen Fretz told council this week. “Should we review the information and find there are not issues and bring forward that information to council, council’s direction could be to speak in favour of the project.” Fretz said the plan is to have staff review project data and bring a report back to council that could include concerns and recommendations if more specialized expertise is needed to study city issues related to the pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline carries oil products from the Alberta oilfields to Burnaby. Kinder Morgan wants to expand its capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.

Parking kiosks filling city-hall coffers They were put in with less than two months left in the year, but the city’s new parking kiosks are already pumping up the city’s parking-revenue haul. Corporate services and community safety director David Duckworth said the increased fee for parking, introduced with the new machines, helped increase revenues from downtown parking by three per cent in 2013. The city made an extra $41,000 from parking fees, fines and other parking-related activities. That number is expected to rise dramatically in 2014. Though revenue was up, the city handed out fewer parking tickets in 2013 compared to other years.

secondary, was referred to the board’s policy committee, which reported back it felt the existing harassment policy was sufficient. However, trustee Kathleen Karpuk told KTW she had done extensive research into the issue since the policy committee report and feels something more is needed. Karpuk said it concerned her to read reports that say up to 70 per cent of students hear homophobic slurs daily at school and as many as 30 per cent of the LGBQT community tries to kill themselves every year. She said something specific is needed.

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A Kamloops man slated to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court on a raft of serious charges — including extortion with a firearm and use of a firearm for a criminal organization — has been granted bail.

Adam James Colligan was released on $15,000 bail in Kamloops provincial court on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The 27-year-old was ordered last week to stand trial following a preliminary inquiry in front of Kamloops provincial court Judge Len Marchand.

The evidence heard at the preliminary inquiry is subject to a court-ordered publication ban. However, KTW can report Colligan is alleged to have shot 48-year-old Glenn Powell inside Powell’s home on May 11, 2013. Following the incident, Powell told KTW

he was shot in the knee during a struggle after a man he knew as A.J. pulled a handgun on him. Powell said the culprit worked for the Independent Soldiers. A Kamloops RCMP press release following the shooting said only that the attack was “targeted.”

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said the 41-year-old woman told police she left a Victoria Street bar at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, to walk home, but was chased and knocked down somewhere between Third and First avenues by an unknown assailant.

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The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the pest management plan applies. The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to treat wood structures with pesticides (“wood preservatives”) to protect and increase their service life and ensure the reliability and safety of the electrical system. The wood structures include, poles and associated equipment and any wood structures eg. helipads, fences, sign posts, walkways and bridges. The PMP applies to those portions of the province-wide distribution, transmission and generation system that utilizes wood poles and structures and is owned or managed by BC Hydro. The BC Hydro service area encompasses all of British Columbia. The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019. The trade names and active ingredients of the wood preservatives proposed for use under this plan include: copper naphthenate combined with sodium fluoride, Cop R Plastic or equivalent; copper naphthenate combined with borax, CuRap 20 or equivalent; copper napthenate, Cobra Wrap, CuNap-8 or equivalent; copper hydroxide, CuBor or equivalent; sodium fluoride, Pole Wrap or equivalent; metam sodium, Guardsman Post and Pole Fumigant 42% or equivalent; disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, Tim-Bor Professional, Impel rods, GenBor RTU, Boracol or equivalent; copper hydroxide, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate and boric acid in combination, CobraRods, Genics CuB or equivalent; copper hydroxide, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, zinc and boric acid, no product name; permethrin, Dragnet or equivalent; propetamphos, Catalyst or equivalent; chorpyrifos, Dursban or equivalent. The proposed manners of applying the wood preservatives include: external bandage treatments, internal liquid, powder, foam and gel treatments, external liquid treatments (brush on), internal solid treatments (rods). Other management methods include stubbing and replacing wood poles and when installing new poles using pre treated poles and using plastic liners. A draft copy of the proposed PMP may be examined in detail at: http://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/ trees-power-lines/managing-weeds-insects/wood-pole-treatment.html or in person at 1401 Kalamalka Lk Rd, Vernon BC; 18475 128th St, Surrey BC; 3333 22nd Ave, Prince George BC; or 1155 McGill Rd, Kamloops BC. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

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HOMAS BACH, HEAD of that self-entitled bunch of elitists who operate the International Olympics Committee (IOC), said competitors will not be gagged at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I hope he’s right but, having lived through the tragedy that was the 1972 Munich Olympics — and knowing that when a bully mouths off that he’s gonna whup you, he pretty much has to or lose face — Bach’s use of the word gagged conjures up too many pictures. Not one of them is good. Now, to be fair, Bach was talking about his belief not one athlete will be stopped from making political points during any press conference they may hold. But, they can’t use the podium for the same purpose. Apparently, that edict is sufficient to make it clear to the rest of us that the Olympics is all about the athlete and the sport, not politics. Any event that requires what has been estimated as 27 security personnel for each athlete in attendance in a reaction to terrorist threats has let politics trump athleticism. When families of athletes are afraid to go to the Russian city because they, too, fear the Black Widows will succeed in blowing things up, it’s about politics. Bach, perhaps schooled in the art of speaking nonsense by his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, has also said that, once the Games begin, it will be only about sport. “Therefore, I am really confident that we will have, in this respect, a

DALE BASS Street LEVEL very good atmosphere,” he said. It’s an armed camp that has been created in a country where there were three deadly bombings at the end of 2013. The best estimate is there will be 100,000 security personnel in Sochi, not to mention all the surveillance that has also been put into place. To put that into some context, U.S. Department of Defence statistics shows America sent 60,000 soldiers into Afghanistan. Sochi has a population of 343,000. I know I’m in the minority — even in my own house. When I raised the issue at dinnertime, one son told me he loves to watch the Olympics because he enjoys watching all the athletes. He labelled me a negative person if I don’t support the Games. (That’s OK in our house. Our discussions at home with any of the five kids have always been frank and accepting of other opinions. Hence having a couple of kids who support political parties I could never vote for, for example).

My hubby, having listened to the discussion and aware I was contemplating a column, decided to weigh in. He, too, is a supporter of the Olympics, but has a much more jaded viewpoint than our eternally optimistic youngest son. Simply put, he said if we want to live in a democracy and not a totalitarian security state, we need to accept the fact some of our citizens will be blown up by terrorists. Either that or we surrender all our freedoms in the name of security. I countered there has to be a better system the IOC can put their minds to that would not make it such an enticing target for threats and violence. Of course, that belief needs to take into account that, in some countries, people riding a subway or working in an office building are enough of a target when the bad guys want to make a point. The boss weighed in as well when I told him this week’s column topic. He leaned back in his chair and asked me what I would say to Kamloops athletes Elli Terwiel and Jessica Hewitt, who are heading to Sochi, or Diane Barker, who is also heading from the Tournament Capital to the Russian city to officiate in curling. Good question. I guess the answer would be that I wish them well, I hope they win and, if they don’t, I hope they still have a great time — and I hope they come back home safe and happy. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com twitter.com/mdalebass

Ottawa reaches new low with vets Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau grabbed the national political headlines this week with his decision to oust Liberal senators from caucus, thereby making them independent — at least on paper. However, another story has been brewing and it has to do with the treatment of war veterans by the federal government. Soldiers who have served in Afghanistan have gone public on numerous occasions with complaints they are being tossed aside by Ottawa as they struggle to get reacquainted with civilian life. There have been stories on miserly pension amounts, on substandard care for physical and mental injury and other issues. Of course, each time a veteran goes public, a Conservative MP is ready with a bunch of numbers they claim show Veterans Affairs is being funded better now than before. However, nothing has been as crass and cold as that which landed in the mailbox of a soldier’s family this month. Cpl. Leona MacEachern died on Christmas Day when she committed suicide by crashing her car near Calgary. MacEachern had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from her experiences in the war. She and her family had been critical of services available to treat her PTSD. On Jan. 9, just days after her funeral, her family received a letter from Veterans Affairs, asking for repayment of $581 — apparently equal to an overpayment on MacEachern’s disability cheque for December, due to her death. While Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has forgiven the debt, the fact it made its way from an Ottawa bureaucrat’s hands and into the family home of a soldier who was a victim of war is beyond stunning. Had the MacEachern family not gone public, would Fantino had reversed the payment demand? How many more families of war veterans are being treated with such callousness by the federal government? It is beyond shameful.

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Re: Story: The (unofficial) election campaign has begun: “I hope better minds will put their name on the electoral list. “Another three years of ‘tot lots’ arguments? “Another three years of ‘more of the same’ at city hall? “Another three years of near hibernation? “I wish not!” — posted by Lyman Duff “It would really be nice to have some vision from council sometimes, to plan out what Kamloops should be and strive toward, making it a better place. “Or have a term limit on council — say you get three terms and that’s it. “Sometimes it’s nice to have fresh ideas.” — posted by Tyler

Re: Letter: Dear council: Butt out of our business: “Smokers have to be the most ignorant people on the planet. “Smokers’ rights? Give me a break. What about my right to enter a building or store without inhaling secondhand smoke or going anywhere in this city without seeing cigarette butts everywhere? “The best thing about smokers is knowing one day their habit will finish them off.” — posted by Pothead

With thanks — from Lizzie’s grateful family Editor: I’m writing to express my sincere thanks. Thank you for continuing to demonstrate how thoughtful, caring and supportive a workplace can be. Kamloops This Week and its staff really do lead by example, give selflessly of your time and resources, changing lives and outlooks and promoting awareness of important issues and those in need. Our daughter Lizzie has been battling kidney cancer for a second time. It is a challenging, emotional journey and one we had hoped to avoid. In the middle of our treatment, we lost Lizzie’s biggest cheerleader — my mom. This past year has been truly difficult, but we have had friends, neighbours, family and total strangers come out of the woodwork to help

our family cope — so many, in fact, that I can’t keep up with the thank yous. Please help me to thank those who have offered support and well wishes, who have prepared meals, helped us with travel, given rides to our boys, visited us in hospitals in Kamloops and Vancouver, phoned to make sure we’re OK, sent cheer cards and special treats to Lizzie, raised funds and given us hugs and kisses: • Staff of Kamloops This Week, spearheaded by the amazing Linda Bolton. • My mom, whose passing has left a huge hole in my heart. • My dad, who is

doing his best to fill it. • My sister, Amber Piva, and her family, • Our family and friends in B.C., Saskatchewan, Alberta, New Brusnwick, Arizona and Ontario. • Hills of Peace Lutheran Church. • St. Ann’s Academy staff, parents and students. • Marion Schilling elementary staff, parents and students, • Darren and Denise Pidduck and their families — the list of their loving deeds is endless. • HPF Engineering Ltd. — Rogers Family and staff.

• Care Systems Services — Corey and Manon Care and staff. • Lizzie Bits Baby Co. — Kathy Grant and family, staff and customers. • Catholic Women’s League. • Fit by Design gals for the Thistle Farms deliveries. • Amy Fehst and friends for a ton of frozen meals. • Get Polished — Erica, Karly, Ayla and anyone else who has pampered Lizzie. • Harlock Family for dinner. • Sara BlacklockSchreiner and family, Exposure and Life Unfolding Photography. • Trimac Transportation Kamloops — Darryl and staff. • Dr. Dagasso, family and staff. • TRU Open Learning. • ICBC Kamloops. • CML Properties.

• Tenisci Piva. • Kiwanis Club of Kamloops. • Boehm Family. • Quinton Family. • B.C. Children’s Hospital — Dr. Sheila and Suzanne and our team on 2B and 3B. • RIH pediatrics — Jamie Draeger, RN, Dr. Trent Smith and Dr. Amalia deWet. • Team Gold’s Guys and Gals. • SRSN Ventures Ltd. • Jacki, Alison and Lori. • Many old, dear friends and complete strangers. We, too, lead by example and, just as our family did after Lizzie’s first battle, please know we continue to support the hospitals who have saved our sweet girl. Jennifer, Chris, Jackson, Tyler and Lizzie Harbaruk Kamloops

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Council’s no-smoking expansion idea a dangerous notion Editor: Re: (‘Council mulls expansion of nosmoking zones,” Jan. 23): If Kamloops city council is going to ban smoking outside, let’s ban eating all junk food/fast food and sugary drinks as well. All people with beverages should be frisked to ensure no alcohol is being consumed. While we’re at it, let’s close down the bars and casinos and ban electronic devices as they may be playing inappropriate

material in public. Does this fit into the Puritan society council has in mind for Kamloops? What’s next — overweight people? Ugly people? People with glasses? Is this a good step that will make us look even better than we do today? I don’t like where this is all headed. My 90-year-old father was a war hero in the Second World War and I know this is not what he had in mind for our free society. He enjoys a smoke in the park, never

around people and never bothering anyone. I think council needs to be reined in on this one. A person smoking outdoors in a park or on a trail poses zero health risk to anyone passing by. Have we become this intolerant in this city? And, if we have, look out because you may be next on the list. Bruce Baker Kamloops

Actually, an expanded smoking ban outside would be welcome Editor: No-smoking zones are a great idea. In public, people should be respectful toward each other and as much as non-smokers should respect the choices of smokers, the reverse should also happen. Second-hand smoke is extremely dangerous and there are

people who are tired of worrying about it when they go out for a walk, to the park, to the library or to the Tournament Capital Centre. I would love to see these expanded bans happen. Susan Lam Kamloops

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Social-media expert: Talk to your children By Dale Bass

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If there was one overriding message socialmedia expert Jesse Miller delivered to parents in Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 27, it is simply to be parents. “I didn’t want my dad to be my friend,” Miller told about 400 parents at the meeting at South Kamloops secondary. “I wanted my dad to be my dad. And, now, he’s my best friend.” Miller, who operates Mediated Realities, was brought to town by the Kamloops-Thompson school board after it was discovered many high school students have been involved in using social media for inappropriate purposes. The discovery is now the source of a police investigation that involves male teens sharing by cellphone revealing photos of their female peers. “When we have a large turnout,” Miller told the crowd that filled half the gymnasium at the school, “it usually means there’s a story attached.” From there, he led

parents — and a few teens in the audience — through the realities of social media. Take Instagram, for example, an application popular with teens. Its website advertises it as “a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.” Many parents in the audience raised their hands when Miller asked how many have an Instagram account with followers they don’t know — and then described a scenario to make his point. “So, you’re standing at a bus stop and a strange man comes up and says, ‘I like your photos.’ Now, this is creepy, so you try to get away and he runs after you because he’s your follower,” Miller said. He reminded parents there was a reason they often didn’t take nude photos of each other when cameras required film: “The guy at London Drugs” who would develop the film. Next came the Polaroid camera, which, Miller said, “cut out the middle man,” but would lead to a box of photos

that you didn’t want your kids to find. With today’s technology, which changes every 18 months, he said, children are becoming communicators with the best equipment who don’t understand the consequences of the messages they broadcast. “Try picking up you child’s phone. They start yelling at you to put it down. Ask them, ‘What’s on there I can’t see?’ Start a conversation,” Miller said. “Put yourself in your children’s shoes. Ask yourself, ‘If I was 16, what would I do with this technology?’” Miller asked parents with smartphones — and the majority in the audience had one — to text answers to some basic questions, including how

many break the rules and check their phones when they shouldn’t, such as when driving. Ninety per cent said they did and Miller used that to point out to parents they are not modelling good behaviour to their children when they do that. “Put your phone in the trunk,” he said. Miller used some high-profile incidents to continue his theme that parents need to be involved and talking with their kids. He posted a Twitter feed for @ryan_ lanza from Dec. 14, 2012. It carried a tweet that said, “phone hasn’t stopped buzzing since fifth period” and a later one asking, “why am I trending?” Miller showed another

message with the names Ryan and Lanza in it from the same day, asking a similar question. Both shared the name of the brother of Sandy Hook elementary shooter Adam Lanza. Neither was related. However, in the second Ryan Lanza’s feed was another tweet from three days earlier talking about “bad bitches” at school. Go back two weeks and the student had tweeted he was fine if the world ended in two weeks. Miller asked the parents to think about how the media could have used that Twitter feed and would have been wrong, since the boy was likely referring to the Mayan calendar prediction the world would end on Dec. 12, 2012.

“But, here’s a question. Who talked to this young man about what he was saying?” Miller asked the audience. He moved on to Amanda Todd, the Vancouver-area teen who killed herself after experiencing online bullying.

“There were 500 views of her video [discussing her emotions from the bullying] before she killed herself,” Miller said. “And, at last count, there had been more than 24-million after she killed herself. “Talk to your kids.”

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Devon O’Toole knows childhood obesity is about more than just getting enough exercise — it’s about finding a sense of belonging. That’s where the YMCA-YWCA comes in. O’Toole, sales manager at Gord’s Maytag and More in North Kamloops, is teaming up with the Y to raise money in support of the YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids program. The fundraiser is an annual campaign that focuses on raising resources to support programs that help kids live healthier happier lives, in hopes of helping them reach their full potential down the road. “Kids are key for the future and we should be focusing more on camps and nourishment

Devon O’Toole (left) gets some workout tips from fitness co-ordinator Tera Meade at the YMCA-YWCA in Northills Shopping Centre. O’Toole is among a group taking part in this year’s Y Strong Kids endeavour, helping raise funds for important programs that impact children in the community. Dave Eagles/KTW

and all that for our future,” O’Toole said. “That’s what I focused on kids programs this year.” O’Toole is part of a team called TRU Unbreakables, which includes Christopher Seguin, Colleen McClean, Diana Skoglund and Melissa Baker-Seguin. It is headed up by team captain Tera Meade of the YMCA-YWCA. The group is hoping to raise $4,800 between them, with O’Toole setting his personal goal at $1,000. “I am aware of the increasing numbers of children and their families who do not have the resources to lead a healthy, active life,” O’Toole said. “I believe every kid deserves a chance.” As of Tuesday, Jan.28, O’Toole had raised $300 toward his overall goal. To donate, or to learn more, go online to ymcastrongkids.ca and click on the “Donate Now” link.

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Hello and goodbye The North Shore is starting the year with the closure of an anchor tenant and a move across the river by another long-term retailer. But, it has also welcomes news businesses to the area. Liquidation World, at the site of a former roller rink on Eighth Street, is expected to close at the end of February, part of a nationwide shutdown by operator Big Lots. On the heels of Liquidation World’s closure comes a decision by a longtime Tranquille Road retailer to move to Valleyview. “We’re relocating and closing [this location)]” said Ann-Marie Fuoco, who has operated Light Your World for almost 18 years. Fuoco is transitioning out of her small business, which will be taken over by employee Tara Chicoine. Light Your World will move to a Valleyview strip mall where tenants include Starbucks. Liquidation World Kamloops, which is located next to Bowlertime and the Dirty Jersey pub, is one of 73 stores closing across Canada. Calling the North Shore business area “a gem of a place,” Fuoco said the move for her store is difficult but necessary to capture housing and population growth in the southeast sector of the city. Steven Puhallo, executive director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association, said the closure and relocation are part of the natural change in any commercial area.

“Light Your World has been around for quite a while,” he said. “They’re good people and it’s a good business. “In any commercial district, you have closures and movement, people in and out.” The association depends on property owners and leasing firms to attract new tenants, but will become involved if requested, Puhallo said. However, the movement isn’t all one-way. Bonnie Matthews moved her Mulberry Bush consignment store to the 500-block of Tranquille Road. Her partner also moved his auto detailing shop to North Kamloops. Both moved from downtown. Matthews said moving a store that had been in the same location — on Battle Street downtown — for 10 years is a challenge. But, she added, lower lease costs and access to the North Shore population were important factors in the move. Another businesswoman recently purchased Mommy & Me in North Kamloops. “I’ve lived on the North Shore forever — it’s home,” said new operator Darlene Kelly. “I thought this was a cool little store, as many people do.” Kelly said she remains committed to the North Shore retail area. She also credited Puhallo with injecting new energy and marketing effort into the business area, known as the Tranquille Market.

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When the former rooming house at 331 West Seymour St. caught fire, neighbours rejoiced. “To be honest, when I saw the flames curling into the sky, I was delighted,” Ralph Adams told Kamloops city council during a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 28. He wasn’t the only one on the downtown block celebrating. “It was known in the criminal world in Kamloops as a safe house,” neighbour Lorne Samaha said, recalling days when undercover cops would hide in the bushes outside his home to spy on the property. Another homeowner on the block, Peter Strauss, said in the years he had lived on West Seymour, he was forced to leave work multiple times and head home when neighbours called to tell him someone was casing his house. Still, his home was broken into five times. However, while the fire got a stamp of approval from those living on the block, landowner Michael Fane’s plans to build two new single-family homes with basement suites in the space once occupied by the notorious abode did not. By a margin of 6-2, city council approved a plan to consolidate and re-divide two lots previously occupied by the rooming house and another much smaller lot Fane purchased from the city, as well as a rezoning to allow for secondary suites. Councillors did so in the face of strong resistance from neighbours. Many of the opposed

homeowners worried Fane would decide to rent out the three-bedroom homes and twobedroom suites, leading to more problems for the neighbourhood. “We could quite easily see 20 people on that property, which would exceed the number of people that were there before,” Adams said, adding he wouldn’t be as nervous if there were some guarantee Fane would sell the properties. Samaha said he wasn’t convinced the lots had enough parking spaces and predicted vehicles from the properties would further clog what is an unusually narrow street. He said West Seymour Street already has issues with flooding and congestion that should be dealt with before the city agrees to new development. The 300-block of the road doesn’t have drains or sidewalks. “It’s like the city forgot about these few streets,” Samaha said. Fane told council he has no plans to rent the houses and is in the process of getting out of the landlord game. He said his goal with the two properties is to build affordable homes for young families. “The legal suites would make those properties affordable to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them,” he said. Coun. Tina Lange said more traffic on West Seymour is the last thing residents need. “At every public hearing, when we look at putting in suites, the neighbourhood shows up and they all say the same thing: ‘Traffic, parking, traffic, parking, safety.’ “And, normally, I just kind of ignore that because yeah, it’s Kamloops and we’re densifying,” she said. But, Lange added, West Seymour is an exception to her rule. “It’s so narrow. It’s a goat path.” However, Coun. Nelly Dever believes the homes

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The level of outpouring was something Kent Kokoska hadn’t seen in more than a decade — since massive wildfires burned up large swaths of the North Thompson Valley and threatened the lives of hundreds of animals. The BCSPCA constable — one of two tasked with investigating cases of animal cruelty in the Kamloops region — said the response from the community in recent months, following the seizure of 20 horses and the humane destruction of seven more, was nothing short of remarkable. “It’s really not common, what’s occurred here in the last six to eight weeks,” Kokoska told KTW. “The last time I saw something like this was

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the fire evacuations that happened in 2003.” The craziness for local SPCA constables began on Oct. 30, when a search warrant at an area property saw seven stallions seized. (Kokoska said he has been unable to get into specifics about the locations of seizures because investigations

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CRAWFORD FAIRFOUL (CURLY) December 6, 1922 ~ January 21, 2014 O n Tu e s d a y J a n u a r y 21, 2014, Crawford passed away at Penticton Regional Hospital. Predeceased by son Leslie, brother Jim, sister Winnie and beloved wife Mary, he is survived by sons Rob (Janice) and Mark (Karen), brother John, sister-in-law Dorothy, grandchildren Tyson, Taylor, Riley, Nicole and Andrea, extended family and friends. Dad was born and raised on Nanaimo Street in New Westminster B.C. and had many happy memories and stories of his time with family and friends. In 1949 he and Mom married, and resided in New Westminster, raising 3 boys there until moving to Kamloops in 1968. In 2006 Dad lost his Mary after 57 years together. In the year prior to Mom’s passing, Dad was a devoted and loving caregiver. He managed to live in his Kamloops home until age 89, moving to Summerland to be with family. At an early age, Dad became interested in aircraft, and he and his childhood friend would ride their bikes to Boundary Bay airport, where he later started his aviation career with the elementary flying school. Some of Dad’s favorite stories came from his time working at Queen Charlotte Airlines, maintaining the Stranraers up and down the coast as well as on trips as far away as Montreal. In years following, Dad was in charge of maintenance for BNP Airways, and after moving to Kamloops in 1968 started B.C. Central Aeromotive L.T.D. with his good friend Frank Kratzer. Dad became a fixture at the Kamloops airport, and continued working occasionally even into his 80’s, holding his AME licence for a total of 67 years. Throughout his time in aviation, Dad made more friends than could be listed, and he was still receiving calls and visits from people he had worked with as far back as the 1940’s. He was respected by all who knew him for his no nonsense approach, incredible knowledge, and his beautiful workmanship. Dad was a supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all. A family service will be held in New Westminster in the spring of 2014. Donations in Crawford’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC.

continue.) Another search warrant on Nov. 5 led to the seizure of three horses and the humane destruction of two others. Over the next two weeks, warrants led to additional seizures and humane destructions. On Nov. 21, SPCA constables seized four

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horses while three others were humanely destroyed. And, on Dec. 11, a search warrant turned up a dead horse and another that had to be destroyed on-site due to distress. Six of the seized horses have found new homes, while another seven are available for

adoption through the Kamloops branch of the BCSPCA. It was an unusually busy fall for Kokoska and his investigative partner, BCSPCA Const. Jamie Wiltse. Thankfully, Kokoska said, the community rallied to support the horses by donating money and help to the SPCA.

VIOLET SMEATON Violet Smeaton went to be with her Lord on January 23, 2014, surrounded by her family. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Walter, and will be missed by her children, Dave (Carrie), Rick (Karen), Sue (John), Melody (Ken), Cory (Leanna), Cindy (Dan), Lana (Andre), Steve (Shelby) and 29 grandchildren. Violet was born on May 6, 1937 and spent her early years in Cloverdale, as one of 9 children. She moved with her family to Kamloops at 5 years of age, and went to Stuart Wood School and KSS. Violet met Walter at Calvary Temple and they were married on April 20, 1957, raising their family in Brock. Violet loved her family, her church and her garden. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Full Gospel Tabernacle – 1550 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. The family would like to thank all the wonderful care givers at Kamloops Seniors Village who lovingly cared for her. Should friends desire, donations may be made to Gideons International in Canada or the Alzheimer’s Society.

Wiltse said such help is necessary given the reality of the BCSPCA’s crueltyinvestigation department. “The more costs we can recover, the more animals we can assist,” she said. “And, people calling it in — we need people to be our eyes

and ears.” The recent outpouring of support — donations of about $20,000 in cash and further material gifts, including a specialized sling used to lift horses by helicopter — came about after news of the emaciated horses hit the news. Kokoska said that happened by chance, after a local veterinarian called reporters in an attempt to get the word out about proper equine care. “You’re seeing more that the things that make the media, people think there’s an entire department available at all times to investigate these things — but it’s just the two of us,” he said of himself and Wiltse. “Without the community support and stepping up like they did, it would have put the brakes on us.”

JEAN CARSON 1920-2014 Mrs. Jean Carson passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC on January 25, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Archie Carson, her only son Stanley (Michelle Jacques) Carson, her grandsons, Roland Carson and Kevin Carson and her grand-daughter Ashley Carson. She was predeceased by her parents, her eight sisters and three brothers from Ireland. Jean lived a long and healthy life, and Kamloops has been her home for the last 47 years. She enjoyed flower gardening and shopping. She had a happy go lucky nature and enjoyed the simple things in life. A funeral service for Jean will be held on Thursday January 30th, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Schoening Chapel 513 Seymour Street with Reverend Isabel Healy-Morrow officiating. An interment will follow at Hillside cemetery. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Ford served with suit alleging link to beating TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend, who alleges the mayor conspired to have him attacked in jail to prevent his illicit behaviours from becoming known. Scott MacIntyre says in the statement of claim filed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, that he has known about Ford’s activities for some time. MacIntyre was in jail in March 2013, after being charged with threatening Ford, when he was brutally attacked. He alleges Ford conspired with Payman Aboodowleh, who coached high school football with Ford, to have one of their former players, who was also in jail at the time, to beat MacIntyre up. The attack came two months before the Toronto Star and U.S. website Gawker reported on the existence of a video appearing to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine.

“Ford’s drug and alcohol abuse, and his association with criminals to facilitate his drug abuse . . . are longstanding,’’ MacIntyre writes in his statement of claim. “Ford was anxious that these matters should remain undiscovered.’’ None of the allegations have been proven in court. “They’re without fact or foundation,’’ Ford’s lawyer Dennis Morris said of MacIntyre’s allegations. When questioned further if the mayor had conspired in any way to harm MacIntyre, Morris bluntly said “the answer is no.’’ Ford offered no comment when reporters asked him about the suit after it was filed. The suit also names Ontario’s Ministry of Correctional Services, which is responsible for the province’s jails, Aboodowleh and Aedan

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been served with a civil notice of claim alleging he conspired to have his sister’s ex-boyfriend attacked in a March 2013 jailhouse beating. The suit alleges Ford had two jailed former high-school football players beat up Scott MacIntyre in the hopes of keeping his “association with criminals to facilitate his drug abuse” out of the public eye.

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Petros, the former football player who MacIntyre alleges attacked him. MacIntyre is seeking $1 million in damages from all of the defendants, plus $100,000 from each of them for aggra-

vated, punitive and penal damages. He is also seeking another $100,000 from the ministry, which he alleges breached his charter right to life, liberty and security of the person.

Canadian officials encouraged by U.S. Keystone report WASHINGTON D.C. — Canadian officials in both Washington and Ottawa say they’re encouraged by what they’re hearing about a forthcoming State Department report on the potential environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline. The officials say they’re being told the report could be ready for release within days and will bolster the case for the controversial energy project. One source in Washington warned, however, there won’t be any “high-fiving and toasting with champagne’’ at the Canadian embassy just yet, given how prone the Keystone XL project has been to

lengthy delays. “What we’re hearing is that it’s going to be positive for the project — and therefore positive for Canada,’’ said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he hadn’t seen the report. “The rumours certainly are that it’s very thorough and that the analysis will support the project.’’ The process of writing the report began in August, the official said. With the threat of almost-certain lawsuits looming, regardless of what the decision is, the authors were under pressure to be as rigorous as possible, he added.

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Sears Canada to lay off 624 employees TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. has announced a round of layoffs for the second time this month, eliminating 624 workers. The struggling company said Wednesday, Jan. 29, the cuts will help improve communication and encourage more consistency within its operations. Most of the reductions will be in middle management at Sears department stores, affecting an average

of five employees per location, Sears Canada said in a release. The company also said it will rework its regional and head office structure. Two weeks ago, Sears Canada said

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OLIN GILBERT sounds like a wise man when he talks about swimming. The thing is, he’s only 15. Gilbert, a Kamloops Classic Swimming club product, will be one of about 600 athletes — 35 Classics — competing in the B.C. AAA Provincial Swimming Championships from Friday, Jan. 31, to Monday, Feb. 3, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. He is scheduled to race in seven events — the 100metre, 400-m and 1,500-m freestyle, 100-m and 200-m butterfly, 200-m backstroke and the 200-m individual medley — and is expected to be one of the top competitors in the Kamloops contingent. Beneath the realistic goals, the dedicated work

ethic and the nationally competitive race results, Gilbert is still just a Grade 10 student at Westsyde secondary. “He’s pretty much a typical 15-year-old,” Classics’ head coach Brad Dalke said, “but when you talk to him about swimming [he’s very mature]. He’s very driven. “He also comes to the table with a lot of great questions about what’s going on and what he needs to be doing to go to the next level.” Those conversations have led to Dalke calling Gilbert a “student of the sport.” He keeps tabs on swimmers throughout the continent, studies statistics and results of competitions and listens closely when he’s being taught. Dalke said it has helped to keep him driven, motivated — always pushing himself to get to the next level. And, according to Dalke, who’s been in charge of

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the local swim team for 11 years, Gilbert is among the top five per cent of Classics’ athletes all-time, hanging in with the likes of former national team member Caitlin Meredith and 2004 Olympian Erin Gammel. At just 14, Gilbert found himself in the thick of the 800-m freestyle final at the 2013 Canadian Senior Nationals in Montreal. He raced to a 13th-place finish, with a time of eight minutes 36.4 seconds, up against adults as old as 26. He’s already qualified for three events at this season’s senior national championships in Saskatoon. “I did, surprisingly, really well,” Gilbert said of the 2013 event. “It was really big, being up with the big boys. . . it felt really good to be racing Canada’s best.” Despite the success, Gilbert remains grounded. He realizes what it takes to get to the stage of the Olympic Games or Canada’s senior national

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team and instead chooses to focus on short-term, attainable goals. “I know lots of kids my age say ‘Oh, the Olympics,’” he said. “It would be awesome to go, but I like to take things step by step. “So far, that’s what I’ve been doing and it’s working.”

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Dalke is hoping the provincial championships — the first winter short-course provincial meet to be held in Kamloops — will give the Classics the opportunity to make a statement to the rest of the province. He’s looking forward to seeing all the competitors from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland trek over the Coquihalla to the Interior, a trip the Classics know well. “We’re looking to make a move on the provincial scene.”

HEN YOU HAVE A MILKbag, soggypeach of a body, it’s tough to throw stones at other gymgoers, but I have a rock quarry full of ammunition that needs to be unleashed before the burden of boulders becomes too big to bear. The Tournament Capital Centre’s finest, the muscle-T-wearing wannabe Hulksters — you need to check yourself. That earth-shattering noise of plates crashing down. The otherworldly grunts and the ghoulish groans. Those struts that come straight out of an episode of Sons of Anarchy (they would make Jax Teller proud). Don’t you know what you look like? Can you hear yourself? I would say take a look in the mirror, but you’re already doing that — way too much, if you ask me. There’s nothing wrong with grinding to achieve results and anyone who puts the work in to reach their goals should be proud of themselves. And, hey, the occasional natural noise is inevitable. I’m pretty sure I moaned on the leg press on Tuesday. It happens. But, there’s a limit to how much peacocking one should do when they’re clanging and banging at the gym. It’s the forced, over-thetop stuff that needs to go. Everybody gets it — you’re jacked, pal. We understand, bra — you toss weight around. That’s great but, when you walk around like you’re carrying a pair

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MARTY HASTINGS The Tattle of HASTINGS of super-sized suitcases, you’re embarrassing yourself and, to make matters worse, you’re bestowing upon me a feeling of vicarious shame. Fantastic work on the barbells, bro, but you look like a juiced-up gorilla bellhop when you’re moving about the shop like that. Leave the luggage at home. Now, it is a vast minority, this group that makes me seethe while I’m working on my upper-thigh tone, but these people are out there. Maybe someday, when I look like Apollo Creed circa Rocky, I’ll be singing a different tune — grunting my way through Eye of the Tiger, perhaps. Until then, keep it down and stop walking around like you own the joint. The Tattle of Hastings appears in KTW on Thursdays. Email Marty Hastings at sports@ kamloopsthisweek.com

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New suits, new science By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

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Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops and her Canadian Olympian speedskating teammates are rocking new duds. “They have come out with a new material that has tested really well in the wind tunnel,” Hewitt told KTW. “They are also made from a Canadian company called Apogee, so they’re truly Canadian.” Hewitt, Valérie Maltais, Marianne St. Gelais, Marie-Ève Drolet and Jessica Gregg make up the women’s half of the Canadian speedskating team heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympic Winter Games in February. The national team switched suit manufacturers in 2010 — from Descente to Apogee. In the five years leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Own the Podium [OTP] spent about $8 million on its flagship Top Secret Program. Some of that cash was spent on studies aimed at eliminating as much drag as possible from speedskating suits. Quebec-based Apogee inherited OTP’s research and set its sights on creating the best suit on the planet. “Apogee, our skinsuit maker, has made a suit that has supposedly 30 per cent less drag than any other suit ever made in the entire world,” former Canadian Olympian speedskater Denny Morrison told the Canadian Press. “Skinsuits now are made of seven or eight different materials on different parts of the body. They have different materials on the arms to go through wind at a faster speed than on your body, which is a different speed than your legs, which is a different speed than your calves, front versus back. There’s all kinds of things that went into it.” The skinsuits under-

Valerie Maltais (left), Jessica Gregg, Marie-Ève Drolet, Marianne St. Gelais and Jessica Hewitt are the women’s half of the national speedskating team heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympic Winter Games in February. They posed after receiving their brand new Apogee skinsuits, which might give them an edge at the Games. Hewitt grew up skating with the Kamloops Long Blades.

went rigorous testing in wind tunnels at the National Research

Council [NRC] in Ottawa. “If you don’t have

a good skinsuit, you’re not going to win even if you are the best skater,” Dr. Guy Larose of the NRC told the Canadian Press. “For most of the sports where speed is a factor, it’s actually the force that prevents the athlete from going faster. It’s the resistance to motion. “We’re definitely good on aerodynamics going into Sochi.” Not only is Hewitt happy with the suit’s scientific qualities — the aesthetics aren’t too bad and the measurements are bang on. “Mine fits perfectly,” she said.

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Randy Nelson will be the only Kamloops representative at the Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships, which run from Feb. 17 to Feb. 23 at the Comox Valley Curling Club in Courtenay. He is playing second on a Vancouver-based rink skipped by Ken Watson.

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STORMING AHEAD They don’t make them like they used to and, in the case of Jofa helmets, such as the one worn by Geoff Smith in this picture, that’s probably a good thing. Smith, a former member of the Edmonton Oilers, suited up in a Kamloops Storm alumni game at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Sunday, Jan. 26. The game — featuring ex-professionals versus former members of the Storm — was played in conjunction with a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season matchup between Kamloops and the Chase Heat. The Storm won the league game 5-2, improving their KIJHL-best record to 35-7-0-1. The pros won the alumni game 6-3. The Storm are hosting the Sicamous Eagles on Friday, Jan. 31. Game time at McArthur is 7 p.m. Allen Douglas/KTW

Scott DeCap knows which teams will pose the greatest challenge at the B.C. men’s provincial curling championship in February. All of them. DeCap qualified for the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship by winning the B event in the Okanagan playdowns in December. He has examined the field and knows it’s anyone’s game when the rinks hit the ice at the Vancouver Curling Club on Feb. 5. “Once you get to the provincials, you know that every team is going to be difficult,” he said. “So, it’s tough to really pinpoint who’s going to be the most difficult because they’re all going to be difficult.” Qualifying in December has given the Kamloops Curling Club rink plenty of time to prepare, which, DeCap said has its pros and cons. His team has been able to practise for almost a month but teams like Kamloops’ Brent Yamada rink, which qualified on Jan. 12, have the added benefit of entering the championship with a head of steam.

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DeCap’s team has been together for about four seasons and has had success, albeit playing in a limited number of events. The skip went to the provincial championship 10 years ago, losing in the final to

Jay Peachey’s New Westminster rink. The experience has given him an idea of what to expect — the knowledge that every game is meaningful. There is no room for an off-night. Now 34 and back with a different squad — which includes third Ron Douglas, second Pat DeCap, lead Grant Olsen and fifth John Maskeiwich — the skip isn’t getting distracted by the fact the 2014 Brier

is being held in his hometown. “I don’t think it really matters where the Brier is. There’s always going to be a lot of pressure on whatever team makes it out of that province,” he said. “With it being in Kamloops and being a Kamloops team, if we’re able to get to that point, I don’t see it being any more pressure. I think we can use it as an advantage.”

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Vibe jiving after three wins The Kamloops Vibe won three games on the weekend, defeating the Simon Fraser Clan, the Richmond Devils and the Trinity Western Spartans. Emily Edmundson led the way for the Vibe with two goals and four assists. Rochelle Smith (4G, 1A), Taylor Miller (3G, 2A), Alyssa Reid (1G, 3A), Melinda Smith (2G, 1A), Melissa Brunn (2G), Desiree Blair (1G, 1A), Olivia Merritt (1G, 1A), Elaine Topolnisky (2A), Chelsey Schmietenknop (1G), Gaylene Scott (1A), Sarah Kurzac (1A), Shelby Easton (1A) and Jackie Sollis (1A) rounded out the scoring for Kamloops. Goaltender Ashley Fisher posted a shutout on the weekend. The Vibe’s next home games are on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, when the South Fraser TNT are in town.

Lions cue comeback The North Kamloops Lions scored six unanswered goals against Salmon Arm to cruise to a 6-1 victory in bantam tier 3 action on the weekend. Brendan Roche led the way with two goals and two assists, while Jayden Davidson (2G) and Trevis John (2A)

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also had big games. Mitchell Fargey (1G), Matthew Lee (1G), Seiji Brown (1A) and Luke Recchi (1A) also found the scoresheet. Max Palaga and Ethan Langenegger split time between the pipes.

Nuggets edge Bears The Kamloops Dirty Nuggets edged the Kamloops Bears 7-6 in midget action. Tyson Johnston was dominant in the victory, scoring five goals for the Nuggets. Blain Pigeon (1G, 1A), Riley Acres (2A), Lucas Lott (1G), Erik Bell (1A) and Ty Fuoco (1A) also found the scoresheet in support of goaltender Austin Peel. Ty Nielsen (3G, 1A), Shaymus Stachoski (1G, 1A), Jackson Snell (1G), Justin Bruno (1A), Kyle Hutton (1A), Ryan Weeks (1A) and Jordan Bigham (1A) chipped in with points for the Bears, who went with DJ Lapierre and JT Stahl in goal. For More KMHA Briefs Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com

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Kamloops gymnasts enjoy international experience Lauren Wotton highlighted the Kamloops Gymnastic and Trampoline Club’s (KGTC) trip to Hawaii, winning a silver medal on vault. Five club members attended the Aloha Gymfest in Kailua — Wotton, Shayla Gifford, Jade Wood, Emily Matthew and Quinn Butcher. Wotton, competing in the 15-plus age category, placed sixth all-around in the Level 8 division. Gifford placed seventh allaround in the Level 8 division of the 13-year-old category. Matthew was eighth all-around in the Level 8 division of the 12-year-old category. Wood, competing in the 13-year-old category, was 12th allaround in the Level 8 division. Butcher was 12th all-around

championships with strong performances at the Cobweb Invitational in Kelowna. The provincials will run from March 14 to March 16 in Kamloops at the Tournament Capital Centre — home of the KGTC. Brooke Topolovec qualified for an alternate position at provincials. At the Winterfest competition in Coquitlam, a host of Kamloops gymnasts earned medals. Among the podium finishers were Keira Fitzmaurice, Gabrielle Armstrong, Sienna Rawlings, Eva Poissant, Cheyenne HaywoodFarmer, Sarah Finch, Leah L’ecluse, Isabelle Wallace, Asia Szczepanski, Rebecca Wharton,

TOURNAMENT CAPITAL SPORTS competing in the Level 7 division of the 12-year-old category. The competition earlier this month featured about 300 gymnasts from five countries — Australia, Canada, England, Japan and the U.S. It was the KGTC’s first time attending an international event. Club members were also recently in action at a pair of events closer to home, each of which wrapped up on Sunday, Jan. 26. Miranda Kozub, Chloe Macus, Brooke McLaren and Martina Fish earned spots at the provincial

Ava Barrett, Marissa Colistro, Sienna Angove and Nicole Colistro. Ella Colistro, Alexis Cloet and Jemma Fitzmaurice also represented the KGTC.

Spence’s back from Saskatoon

Each of the three Spence sisters brought medals home to Kamloops from the Canada Cup No. 3 long-track speedskating competition in Saskatoon on the weekend. The event doubled as the national junior championships. Sara, 18, is the youngest sister and was the only sibling entered in the junior nationals. She won bronze in the 500metre event. Sara is in contention for a spot on the Canadian team heading

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Last month, local artists asked for people to give them those old, ere donated. mismatched, unwanted earrings — and plenty were Since then, those same artists have been busy using these pieces he of jewelry to create Lost Earrings, a benefit for the Kamloops Y Women’s Shelter. The creations are as varied as one might expect from the local artistic community, including everything from new jewelry to sculptures, paintings, cards and other art. Pieces are starting to show up in the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery and Gift Shop — several are in a display case just inside the doors at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre — and more are coming for the March 8 sale. Patty Gregory, for example, is using pieces from the jewelry for a large stained-glass piece pect themed around Cleopatra, a work she doesn’t expect she will be adding to the display until the end of February. Before the auction happens on International Women’s Day, however, pieces can be purchasedd eed to through the gallery store, although buyers will need leave them there until the fundraiser is held. ist, the Half the proceeds from each sale go to the artist, other half to the shelter. vents The auction will be the highlight, but other events ng brief will take place at the centre on March 8, including speeches every hour from women involved in thee city’s artistic community. Those presentations will continue to 5 p.m.

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The gallery is also holding a raffle of new recycled works of art in February, with all proceeds going to the shelter. Jacquie Brand, program co-ordinator at the shelter, said when she met with the committee behind the event, they wanted to know for what the moneyy might be used. Among needed nee items she told them about, Brand said, was B the need for nnew toilets — “so calling it the throne they’re callin fund.” needed item may soon One nee be in place, place Brand said, as the campaign launched by couch cam councillor Tina Lange to city counc celebrate her 60th birthday is going well. Brand said the shelter Bran and residents are staff an “like kkids waiting for Christmas.” Chris For Fo more information on donating to replace d the old, ratty couch the shelter she has been using with wi the leather sectional Lange wants to ti see s in place, go g online to kamloopsy.org. kam Patti Schween of the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery & Gift Shop and Jacquie Brand, program co-ordinator for the Y Women’s Shelter, are gearing up for the Lost Earrings benefit on March 8.

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Musical river runs deep with T. Nile in Kamloops Homeroutes 2014 is heading back to Kamloops for two nights of music with Tamara Nile, who performs under the name T. Nile. The B.C. singersongwriter has been described as blending her folksy upbringing with modern electronics to create soulful synth-pop TAMARA and elecNILE tro-folk. She won the Best SingerContemporary in 2007 from the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which also named her Best New Artist in 2006.

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More Fun and Laughter with Friends Wendy Makepeace had a good response to her first social event with Fun and Laughter With Friends and has more planned for February. Makepeace, who created the group to provide events where people can meet people, have fun and not spend a lot of money, is planning a potato-bake brunch on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m. and a meet-and-greet night on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. She has also planned a cards and games night on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. To learn the location of the events, email laugh2014@shaw.ca. Makepeace can also

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Last weekend’s 48th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, which featured Kamloops kid Kai Gotro among children profiled, raised $6.7 million. Money raised helps families and organizations across the province with funding for equipment, therapies, programs and emergency transportation to out-of-community hospitals for specialized treatment.

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HIS WEEK, we heard from a reader who wanted to know about anger and what to do about it. She told us she is easily angered at times and would like some tips to help calm the feelings. Unless you are a saint, you have reacted badly to some people or some events and wish you could have a doover. In fact, even some saints had some notable meltdowns, including St. Jerome and Mother Teresa. Many experts say anger from time-to-time is a normal reaction to stressful events, but we would encourage you to think of angry reactions as common, not necessarily “normal.” The reason we make this distinction is because behaviour we use when we say we are angry is learned behaviour, not automatic and not exactly the same as others. As a young child, we behave angrily to get things that are denied to us or to control the behaviour and mood of the people around us — pretty much the same technique used by the bullying boss at work. It helps for us to understand anger a little bit better if we remember the loud exterior is really a mask for other strongly felt emotions underneath — hurt, panic, frustration, loss, guilt, fear, grief and others. When the emotional side of our behaviour feels like it is out of control, anger often kicks in to get us back in charge of the situation. This is why we see an anger reaction when a parent finds their toddler who suddenly disappeared from their side in the department store

or our reaction when a work colleague pops up unexpectedly in the storeroom and scares us half to death. If you, or someone you know, is angry a great deal of the time, then learning to “deal with their anger” may be a fairly unhelpful approach. They may need help to discover the emotion that is out of control behind the anger and, once that emotion is identified, come up with effective ways to cope with it. If we learn to identify the earliest signs of anger developing, we are more likely to see it as hurt or frustration, or some other emotion altogether, and

take action appropriate to that feeling instead. It is also important to remember you cannot prevent or fix angry behaviours in others; they alone are responsible and are the only ones who can take charge of it. They may tell you someone else caused their anger and, when we agree with that, we are saying it is not their responsibility to behave differently. When bad things happen to us, it may not be fair or just or polite or acceptable or even our fault, but we are still responsible for how we react and behave, so inappropriate anger is still not acceptable. Like all behaviour,

anger has thinking, doing and physiological components, as well as the feeling or emotional one. If we can have an influence on any one of the other components, we influence the emotions. If you can, find a way to think about something different with a distraction or a change of focus. Take a brisk walk to clear your head and change your body dynamics. You will be amazed at how the emotions follow along when the other three aspects of your behaviour are under control. Sometimes we need to get professional help and support to resolve those strong, underlying emotions that seem to lead to anger. If we do, we may find a whole new world of possibilities await us.

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Why does the Catholic Church play host to funerals of killers?

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WATCHED with interest the recent spectacle of the funeral of one of Canada’s most violent mafioso, surrounded by his friends and family and embraced wholeheartedly by the Catholic Church. Here was a man who was probably responsible for almost as many murders as Saddam Hussein, the poster boy for mortal sin, and we are treated to a full high mass in his honour. The Catholic Church has never been even slightly embarrassed by this association with murderers and thugs and, in fact, appears to condone it. If the Church had

even the slightest hint of integrity, why would it allow such a group of horrible, disgusting individuals anywhere within a thousand miles of one of its houses of worship? This horrible man should have been relegated to a garbage dump, which is where many of his victims ended up. By allowing this kind of thing to take place inside the walls of a church, is the Church not condoning what these cretins do? What message does this send to children and young adults involved with these pathetic excuses for human beings? What does it say

What many prospective borrowers don’t realize is that the pricing of mortgages and other loans is based in part on their credit-worthiness, and a person’s credit score is the established measure for credit-worthiness. People with a lower credit score can find themselves paying a higher interest rate, or denied access to certain types of loans. The good news is that by taking a few basic precautions, prospective borrowers can protect their credit report and credit score, and increase their access to better rates and a better choice of mortgage products. Do you understand the difference between your credit report and your credit score? A credit report is a detailed history of how consistently you meet your financial obligations and provides a picture of your financial health based on your past behaviour. A credit score is an objective summary that translates personal information from your credit report and other sources into a three-digit number representing your overall credit-worthiness.

about the Catholic Church in general? And why does Pope Francis put up with it? Speaking of the pope, I noticed the Fraser Institute, the right-wing business think tank, has given him the proverbial slap on the wrist for suggesting capitalism is not good for poor people or for most people who aren’t rich. Apparently, the ghouls at the Fraser Institute know more about the poor than does God’s supposed spokesperson on Earth. Interesting also that fundamentalist Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t have much to say on the topic.

BILL LIGERTWOOD Rational THOUGHTS The irony and hypocrisy are almost to much to bear for this humble atheist. Then again I place the Fraser Institute and the Catholic Church on about the same level of credibility as the Sylvia Browne, the late psychic and spiritual medium. Bill Ligertwood is director of the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought. kcfrt.com

Both your credit report and score are important. When deciding whether or not to grant a mortgage loan, lenders refer to an applicant’s credit report and score, along with a range of other factors such as income, employment history, and down payment size. Generally, a credit score uses your past credit history to help predict how you might manage your credit in the future. The credit score used most often by Canadian lenders is the FICO score (developed by the Fair Isaac Co.), which is a number between 0 and 900. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be approved for a mortgage and receive favourable rates because the lender considers you to be a better credit risk. Several factors are used by the two credit agencies in Canada (Equifax Canada and TransUnion Canada) to calculate credit scores: • • • • • •

Debt payment history. Amounts owed compared to your current credit limits with lenders. How often you seek new credit. Length of time you have had credit accounts. Type of credit, such as car loans, lines of credit, credit cards, finance company loans. Recent new credit or cancelled cards

Fortunately, there are a number of steps that consumers can take to keep their credit report and credit score healthy: Pay your debts on time – always meet due dates. Do not ignore unpaid bills. Borrow only the amount you can afford to repay. Numerous inquiries for your credit report can sometimes worsen your score. If someone is seeking a new credit card, furniture and department store loans then their credit score will be adversely affected. However, multiple inquiries within a 30 day period for car or mortgage loans have less effect. Reviewing your own credit file regularly to stay informed about the details on your file. For more information and advice on credit scores and home buying, please contact me via phone at 250-6826077, or by e-mail at steve.bucher@migroup.ca, or visit www.mortgagebuilder.ca.

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Report: Delays affected benefits for vulnerable CANADIAN PRESS

The B.C. government routinely missed legislated deadlines for providing benefits to some of the province’s most vulnerable people, the ombudsperson has concluded. Kim Carter’s report, released this week, said more than 900 people lost benefits they were entitled to receive because the government couldn’t hit legislated time targets of 20 business days.

Carter said the delays started in 2009 and resulted in the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation paying clients $350,000 in entitled benefits. She said some of the cases involve weak and ill people waiting more than 30 days to receive needed vitamin and mineral supplements and others waiting more than 50 days for necessary dental work. Carter said the ministry has agreed to improve the way it

tracks and administers requests for client benefits. The report said the payment delays started when government centralized operations in Victoria.

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Columbia Street Reconstruction Public Meeting Columbia Street has been identified for reconstruction and widening in 2015. City staff welcomes your input and feedback will be considered during the finalization of the plan. Information about the project will be made available at the public meeting and City staff will be on hand to answer questions. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sandman Hotel Meeting Room 550 Columbia Street City staff will do a brief presentation outlining the project details starting at 6:15 pm, followed by informal viewing of project display boards.

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Who wrote the Torah? It wasn’t Moses A N ESSENTIAL component of the claim the Bible is the divinely inspired “Word of God” is the uninformed belief Moses wrote the Torah, the Bible’s first five books. Exodus 24:4 says, “Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord.” Even if this could be proved true, the surviving Hebrew text cannot be considered a trustworthy copy. The words Moses wrote may have been the basis for some of it, but substantial editing has taken place. This destroys any notion we are reading the unadulterated word of God. The language Moses would have known was Paleo-Hebrew. Its roots are Phoenician. However, today’s Hebrew source text for the Torah is written in a later Assyrian-based script Moses would not have recognized. This transformation alone represents a major corruption. However, the Torah’s revisions are not limited to an alphabet upgrade. Within the text exist numerous anachronisms and other statements Moses could not have authored. Three times in Genesis, we find the word “Chaldeans” — Genesis 11:28 and 31, and 15:7.

revealed this name to Moses never heard the patriarchs. of the Chaldeans. However, accordThey rose to proming to Genesis, the inence several centuknowledge of God’s ries after his era. name being Yahweh We are told goes all the way back Abraham “went in to creation. pursuit as far as Dan” An analysis of (Genesis 14:14). MICHAEL A. FENEMORE the Hebrew reveals Moses could not the following people have known where the You Gotta Have knew God’s name tribe of Dan would FAITH was Yahweh — settle. Adam and Eve At the time he is supposed to have written the Torah, (Genesis 4:1), Enosh (4:26), Lamech (5:29), Noah (9:26), it would still be forty years before the Israelites even entered Canaan. Abraham and Sarah (12:8; 13:4; Dan’s territory was allotted in 14:22; 15:7; 16:2, 5; 18:14; 21:33) Joshua 19:40-48, long after the and Lot (19:13-14). death of Moses. Not only does this suggest The Canaanite city of Laish was Genesis and Exodus were written conquered and renamed Dan even by different authors, we must wonlater (Judges 18:27-29). der whether the author of Exodus Exodus contains an astonishwas even aware of Genesis. ing contradiction: “God also spoke This would suggest a later comto Moses and said to him: ‘I am pilation of the two works into the the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, final five-book Torah. Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, According to Numbers, “Moses but by my name ‘The Lord’ I did was very humble, more so than not make myself known to them’” anyone else on the face of the (Exodus 6:2-3). earth” (Numbers 12:3). If God said this, then he has a If Moses wrote this, then he cervery poor memory. tainly wasn’t humble. Obviously, The Hebrew for “Lord” is he is not the narrator here. Yahweh. All of the more literal modern The text claims God never Bible translations place the author

of Deuteronomy on the west side of the Jordan River where Moses never set foot (Deuteronomy 1:1). Evidently, the King James translators were so distressed by this verse, they deliberately mistranslated the Hebrew to deceive readers into thinking the author was on the east side. Some modern dynamic equivalence translations such as the New International Version are similarly dishonest and misleading. Deuteronomy ends by describing the death and burial of Moses (Deuteronomy 34:5-8). Obviously, a dead man cannot record his own funeral. Moreover, the author says the location of the grave is unknown “to this day” — implying considerable time had passed since the interment. The passage concludes with “Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses” (Deuteronomy 34:10). Such a statement could not have been made until several of the later prophets had lived. This dates Deuteronomy to a time centuries after Moses. Jewish and Christian theologians quickly perceive the above deems their holy book a highly questionable foundation for religions they

may have invested their entire careers in promoting. This may explain why many of those familiar with the issues cling to the traditional view and propose all sorts of unbelievable theories in desperate attempts to explain the offending passages. However, they are doomed to frustration because there are many other serious difficulties within the Torah beyond the few I’ve had room for in this brief column. Wouldn’t it be better — not to mention more pleasing to God — to just start being honest about all this? Yes, it takes courage to allow our traditional Judeo-Christian paradigm to disintegrate, but why live in a fantasy world in fear of facing reality? The prophet Habakkuk said, “the righteous live by their faith” (Habakkuk 2:4b). I think he was referring to faith in God, not a collection of corrupted ancient documents of unknown origin.

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HEN MY GOOD friend Sharolynn called me from Prince George to tell me she was coming to Kamloops for the Christmas holidays, I was excited to plan an excursion that would have us being active while still giving us the opportunity to visit. Snowshoeing is quickly becoming a popular Kamloops sport and we decided to give it a try, so we drove up to Sun Peaks and rented snowshoes from the Adventure Center in the Village Day Lodge. The rental price included a pass for the groomed and marked snowshoe trails, as well as complimentary trail map and an interpretive guide booklet. Snowshoes were essential tools for early Canadian fur traders and trappers whose livelihood depend-

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trail head. Neither one of us had ever tried the sport, but we both caught on surprisingly fast. For the most part, we stayed on the trail but, every so often, we veered off to get a taste of trekking through deep snow. Camera in hand, we stopped to take pictures of the snow cave, the bird feeders and all the decorated Christmas trees we discovered along the way. Snowshoeing is a great workout and, by the time we made it to the Umbrella Café, we were ready to stop for a cup of hot chocolate and

a bite to eat. This unique cafe is constructed from a large yellow metal umbrella surrounded by glass and heated with outdoor heaters. With a bar in the middle and seating all around, this little gem not only provides great food with an amazing view, it’s also a social hub for winter fun-seekers. After a few hours, our legs were tired and we decided to call it a day and looked forward to trying it again one day, perhaps even going on one of the different snowshoe tours offered at Sun Peaks — including the McGillivray Lake Full Day Tour, the Alpine Snowshoe Experience, Snowshoe Golf, and the Snowshoe Campfire Cookout & S’mores. Teresa Cline is a B.C.-based travel writer. To discover other interesting day trips in our area, visit her website at wheretogoandhowtogetthere.com.

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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.” Play on Feb. 9 will begin at 11 a.m. and registration will be $25 per person. Participants can register by emailing milkguy.lund@gmail.com.

Parents invited to attend weekend bullying workshop 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 250-554-1124 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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INDEX

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

Regular Classified Rates

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

Based on 3 lines

phone: 250-371-4949 fax: 250-374-1033 email: classiÀeds@kamloopsthisweek.com

*Run Until Sold

*Run Until Rented

Employment (based on 3 lines)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

1 Issue...................................$16.38 1 Week ..................................$39.60 1 Month ............................. $129.60

1 Issue ..................$13.00 1 Week ..................$30.00 1 Month ................$96.00

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

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

*$35.00 + Tax *Some restrictions apply.

*Ads scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. No refunds on classified ads.

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

Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

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

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

Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

Garage Sale $10+tax per issue 3 lines or less

Announcements

Announcements

Children

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Anniversaries

Information

Childcare Available

Word Classified Deadlines

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

MONTESSORI/CHILDCARE SPACES AVAILABLE

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

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

Employment

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3 Days Per Week

Business Opportunities

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Personals Seeking fun loving gay male 25-30 for relationship contact John 250-376-8578

Coming Events

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Travel

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS Experienced Class 1 Dump Truck drivers needed for Northern BC. Accommodations provided must have own Tickets, H2SALIVE & WHMIS. Must be available immediately, have own transportation and 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.

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Career Opportunities

Manager for the Colombo Lodge Here is an opportunity for an individual to have a great career in banquet and event planning. This individual must have a good understanding of meal planning customer care and great people skills. This management posiƟon will deal with staī scheduling, pricing accounting and ordering food. They will also have to deal with clients that wish to rent the facility. This person should have a food and banquet background. This person will be dealing directly with the ExecuƟve of the Colombo Lodge Wages will be negoƟated according to educaƟon.

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

CERTIFIED ICBC AIR BRAKE COURSE

Feb. 14-16 • Feb. 28 - March 2

Air Brakes 16 Hour Course: $100 20 Hour Course: $175

CIVIL SUPERINTENDENT - MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE CIVIL FOREMAN - MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE PIPE LAYERS - MINIMUM 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE UTILITIES OPERATORS - MINIMUM 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE Top wages and benefits to the ideal long term candidates Email resumes to employment@extremeexcavating.ca

Please email resumes to the Colombo lodge at Colombo@telus.net or mail to: Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne Street Kamloops BC. V2C 1W8

Health Care Assistant (HCA) Diploma

6350668 PERMANENT PART TIME POSITION FAMILY THERAPIST (MERRITT, BC) Nicola Family Therapy, a non-profit family counselling agency is currently seeking applications for a permanent part time family therapist (22.5 hrs/week). This position may have the potential to work into a permanent full time position. Experience in personal counseling, couples and family counseling and group therapy, as well as assessment and preventive interventions will be an asset. A strong working understanding of women’s issues and the impact of gender and power as contributing factors towards family and relationship violence is essential. Applicants must have a degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, or related discipline.

CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818 century-plaza.com

Truck Driver Training

HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Closing date for this position is February 14, 2014 @ 4pm. Only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted. Please send your resume and a covering letter to: Nicola Family Therapy PO Box 968, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 Or Email: nicolaft@telus.net

Start Date: February 11, 2014 100% Job Placement for Recent Graduates! Contact Susan today for a FREE assessment!

(250) 372-5429 kamloops@310jobs.ca academyoflearning.com Bruce Director t Bruce Dunn Dunn Music Music Di Director

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Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator

The Kamloops Symphony is seeking a new full-time member 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 Cvetozar Vutev • strong interest and/or background in music or other arts disciplines Cvetozar Vutev • 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 TICKETS Kamloops Live! Box Office 250-374-5483 or 1-866-374-5483

INFO 250-372-5000 www.KamloopsSymphony.com

Kidney disease strikes families, not only individuals. call 250.828.5104 or visit

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

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Employment

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Start your Health Care Career in less than a year!

HELP WANTED Ramada Kamloops is seeking a janitorial employee. Position will begin as part time with a possible full time opportunity.

Study online or on campus

Please apply in person at 555 W. Columbia St.

Health Care Aide – 6 months - Kamloops needs more Care Aides...ASAP!

Rooftop Lounge & City View Grill

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

Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - The first CCAPP accredited program in BC

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

555 West Columbia Street ramadakamloops.ca · 250-374-0358

ROCK is hiring a

Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months

MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

- Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available • PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

Thompson Career College

250-372-8211 or toll free 1-877-840-0888 or online at www.ThompsonCC.ca

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Bus Mechanics, Full Time

First Canada ULC, operator of Transit and HandyDart, has openings for full-time Mechanics at two of our most popular locations, Vernon Transit and Kamloops Transit. We are an equal opportunity employer accepting applications from Automotive/Commercial Transport/Heavy Duty Mechanics. Preference given to Commercial Transport/Heavy-duty Mechanic Certificate and a CVIP certificate. Shifts and days off are selected by seniority. A full benefit package starts after 3 months of employment. The majority of work is done in a large, clean and heated shop. Interested candidates should submit their resumes no later than Monday, February 03, 2014 to: Kamloops Location: Derek Huebner, email derek.huebner@firstgroup.com 1460 Ord Road, Kamloops, BC V8C 1T9, Fax: 250-376-7398 Vernon Location: Doreen Stanton, email doreen.stanton@firstgroup.com 2400-43 Street, Vernon, BC V1T6W8 Fax: 250-545-7226

HandyDART Drivers Needed

The successful candidate must be familiar with Work Safe and National Safety regulations. Experience in drill/blast operations would be an asset. Duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting new employee Safety Orientations, employee Safety Training and Accident/Incident investigation. The candidate must have good communication skills, be extremely motivated and energetic as well as very organized. This position requires travelling to various job locations across Canada. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please forward resumes to resume@rcmi.ca or fax to 250-828-1948. No phone calls please. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Adult Care

Adult Care

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Andre’s Electronic Experts is looking to grow their Telus sales force.

Looking for individuals with sales experience and knowledge of cellular. Full time- salary/ commission with potential wage to be $45,000 - $75,000 plus benefits. Drop off resumes to Danielle at 745 notre dame dr kamloops. Or email danielle.b@andres1.com

First Canada, our nation's largest provider of bus passenger transportation, has openings in Kamloops for casual, on call drivers. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Comply with Safety & Health regulations in the workplace • Must enjoy interacting with the public • Adhere to all First Canada and BC Transit policies and procedures • Maintain a clean and professional appearance and demeanor • Previous HandyDART experience not required, we will train EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE: • Valid Class 4 Drivers’ Licence • Have a clean, “No Contraventions” Driver’s Abstract "P" and "N" • Be able to pass vulnerable sector (Province of BC) records check • Be able to pass drug and alcohol testing

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 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.

Education/Trade Schools CORE & PAL Courses week days and/or weekends. www.pal-core-ed.com or Call George 852-0595 / 778-4703030 Visa or debit accepted FOODSAFE COURSE by Certified Instructor

Help Wanted 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

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

250-374-0462

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

January 27th & February 15th 8:30am-4:00pm $70 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. March 15th & 16th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday February 15th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Bill

250-376-7970

Help Wanted ARE YOU

interested in preparing personal income tax returns during March and April, 2014 in a busy accounting office? Experience preferred but attention to detail is most important.

Please send resume to: edie@hartwickandco.ca Dulux Paints is Hiring Customer Service Reps Drop resume off in person at 1295 Dalhousie Drive 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.

Education/Trade Schools

Employment

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. “Seeking care aides for our Assisted Living Facility in Kamloops” We are seeking qualified care aides for our senior’s assisted living facility in Kamloops. If you are enthusiastic, flexible and committed, please contact us for a personal interview. Forward your resume to activecareservices kamloops@gmail.com 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 We are currently seeking an active individual to join our team on a part time basis with opportunity for full time. We are a progressive organization providing therapeutic residential support to children & youth with challenging presenting behaviours. Successful applicant must be energetic, committed and willing to work flexible hours including “24 hour” shifts. If you have relevant education and/or training, email your resume to: activecareserviceskamloops @gmail.com

Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School

START WEEKLY. YEAR ROUND. GET TRAINED.

WORKING CONDITIONS: • Transit environment: early, split & late shifts may be required • Be prepared for on-call work 5-6 days/week, 365 days/year • Bargaining unit UNIFOR 114 • Physical work Please fax your resume to 250-376-7398 or e-mail robin.gardiner@firstgroup.com

IN ONLY 3-10 WEEKS!

We are an equal opportunity employer.

NO SIMULATORS. NEVER SHARE MACHINES. See your Career or Employment Counsellor for Funding Info

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Medical/Dental Experienced medical office assistant required for busy medical office. Apply with resume to rmpmdb1@gmail.com 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


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Employment

Employment

Sales

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Alternative Health

Fitness/Exercise

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

ADVERTISING Consultants: Our company is always looking for great sales representatives to add to our team. Our business requires a highly organized individual with ability to multi-task in a fun, fastpaced team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Excellent communication skills, valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary. If you have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to:khall@aberdeenpublishing.com We thank all applicants; only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 3 issues a week!

Marine Technician

call 250-374-0462

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

for a route near you!

Carpentry/ Woodwork Journeyman Carpenter Small Renovations Call for quote. No job too small. (250) 571-6997

EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION Labourers & carpenters needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

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.

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

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

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Trades, Technical

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Financial Services Work Wanted

Kamloops This Week is an award winning publication that is distributed to over 30,000 homes in the Kamloops area. We are expanding our paper and will have openings in many of our departments. If you are a strong team player and have the required qualifications, we want to hear from you. KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK HAS OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: AD DESIGNERS • Degree in digital art and design • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign • Ability to work in high pace environment Please submit examples of work with your resume and cover letter to Lee Malbeuf, Production Coordinator: ktw@kamloopsthisweek.com

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Education/Trade Schools

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Stucco/Siding

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

$300 & Under

Misc. for Sale

4+ spare winters blizzack LT225 75/R16 10ply exc cond $230 for all (250) 554-1023

Sauna Inferred 4 person cedar great cond. Assemble from 8 panels $1100 (250) 579-2685

$500 & Under

WASHING machine Hot Point,com $375, 4 place dinner setting Blossom Time $900, 250-374-1252

Dining room table solid wood w/6 chairs $500obo (250) 3769937

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!

Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. ConďŹ dential 778-281-0030

your item in our classiďŹ eds for one week for FREE?

Call our ClassiďŹ ed Department for details! *some restrictions apply

Wanted 21.7cu ft(65â&#x20AC;?w x27â&#x20AC;?w) deep freeze in good working condition 250-672-1052

Free Items Pets & Livestock

Pets Animals sold as â&#x20AC;&#x153;purebred stockâ&#x20AC;? must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.

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

Merchandise for Sale

Free Yamaha 3 keyboard organ nice tone roll top cover you pick up (250) 372-7823

$200 & Under 2 SETS golf clubs with carts 1 left handed 1 right handed $200 for all (250) 372-8147 AB Doer Twist exercise machine $125 (250) 376-2827 Ornate dark brushed metal head board and frame dbl/qun $175obo 250-828-0090

Real Estate

ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, ďŹ r & pine. Stock up now. CampďŹ re wood. (250)377-3457.

Misc. for Sale 2 Premium Tim Hortons Brier Tickets, row-9, seats 3+4 $1000250-376-7297 377-8649 MISC4Sale: Camperette $300, Oak Table Chairs-$400, 2-Standard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea Call 250-573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg.

Acreage for Sale 100 Mile House 2.2 acres 1 mile from town fenced & treed secluded next to crown land great recreational property $66,500.00 1-250-554-8031

Apt/Condos for Sale

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ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10 / ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive

www.kamloopsthisweek.com Under the Real Estate Tab Desirable North Shore 55+ Senior build across to mall and all amenities. Secure 1 bed step in shower storage rm new paint in suite laundry and a/c $169,500 (250) 376-3324

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Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Townhouses

LOGAN LAKE 1 bdrm main ďŹ&#x201A;oor. $650/mon. Partly furnished. NS, Avail. immed. 250-395-2906/250-395-6533.

Lakefront HefďŹ&#x201A;ey Lake 3bdrm f/s, w/d no pets, n/s $1200+util Avail now (250) 578-7529

TOWNHOUSES

Nicola Place Apartments. 2 bdrm. Avail Feb 1st. Clean, bright & secure building. Onsite parking. A/C Newly upgraded. On-site manager. Walking distance to downtown & bus stops. Suitable for retirees or seniors. NS, NP. Refs Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-372-9944.

NORTH SHORE 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Clean quiet building. Rents starting at $625 + utilities.

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Firewood/Fuel

$100 & Under AB Circle Pro $50 (250) 3762827

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

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

250-554-7888

Bed & Breakfast

Under the Real Estate Tab

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 ďŹ replace. 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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bachelor Suites & 1bdrm starting @ $645 Adult Building N/P N/S. Downtown. 343 Nicola St. 250-374-7455. CARMEL PLACE 55+ Quality Living in new medical building. Studio suites with affordable rates, FOB entry, elevator, scooter stations and Telus Optik Package! Call Columbia Property Management to book your appointment: 250-851-9310

BC Best Buy ClassiďŹ edâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place your classiďŹ ed ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm North Shore fencd yrd prk, cls bus/sch/shop n/p, n/s w/d $875 +util (250) 378-2198 3bdrm cls to everything North Shore carport f/s, n/s/p $1100+util +ref 250-376-0113 3bdrm North Kam, basement $1350 per/mnt + util n/p w/d hk/up (250) 371-7774 4bdrm duplex NShore new reno $1300 Avail Feb 1 n/s, n/p (250) 376-2475

Homes for Rent

North Shore 2bdrm no pets close to mall and bus. (250) 554-4996

2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 2 Bdrm n/p/s RV parking, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d $1000mo+ dd unďŹ n basement 250-828-0740 4 Bdrm a/c Lower Sahali, close to Tru/shop $1650mo refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Livestock

Livestock

FOR RENT, one of the best 2 bedroom condos at Riverbend Seniors Community. Condo has 2 balconies, all appliances overlooking the Thompson River. Facility amenities include ďŹ tness room, dining room, library, theatre room, community garden. Optional services - housekeeping, laundry & meals.Pet Friendly. Furnished or Unfurnished. $1900

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Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

Rooms for Rent DALLAS furn bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet working person n/s/p $385 828-1681,573-6086 DOWNTOWN Motel Kitchenette units $750-$950 per month util included. TV and local telephone also included 250-372-7761 Furn room close to Downtown all amenities, available now $450 mo 250-377-3158

ClassiďŹ eds Get Results! Shared Accommodation Available rural location. Horse? $500 util incl n/s Can be furn.school bus 374-2774 Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 250-5798193 Cell 250-572-1048 Near TRU Rooms $325$355per month util inc semi furn (250) 377-1020 NorthShore $400 per/mon incl util and basic cable, semi furn n/p n/s 250-377-1020

Best Value In Town

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

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Transportation

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

Auto Financing

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm N/Shore util incld shrd landry sep ent close to bus n/s n/p $750 DD 250-682-1653 2 Bdrm in Brock close to all amen & bus avail Mar 1 $975 incl w/d 250- 819-3815 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d $900 incl util 819-3368 Cumfy 1bdrm. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. ns/np Call now (250) 299-6477 Downtown day light 1bdrm w/d,n/s,n/p. Util incl $850 ref Avail now (250) 214-2273

Suites, Upper Downtown 2 bdr suite. Shrd w/d,fnd yrd, cls to hosp and TRU and 1 car gar n/p, n/s $1450util incl 250-571-6321

Townhouses 3brm 3bth Valleyview pet neg, $1300 close to school and shopping. Avail Immediately 250-374-5586 /371-0206 Updated 3bdrm + den 1.5bth walking dis to TRU n/p, Avail now $1400 +util 571-7653

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

Run Till Rented â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read All About Itâ&#x20AC;? Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities... $5300 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0

               

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Monte Lake Overlooking Lake 1bdrm, f/s/w/d, $550/mo hydro incd. Call 250-371-7014

     

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Escorts

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

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.

1996 GMC Suburban good shape runs great $3800obo Call (250) 571-2107 1998 F250 3dr 4x4 262,000km new tires $5000obo (250) 8282433 2004 Dodge Caravan. 140k 3.3L, trans r’blt @ 75k. 1-owner, $5700 obo 250-376-7255 NEW LEER Truck Canopy. White. $750 1(250) 523-2350 (Logan Lake)

Boats Cars - Domestic

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

1993 Pontiac Sunbird

Legal

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Legal Notices

Good reliable car driven by senior $1500obo

97 Green Chrysler Intrepid auto 4dr excellent condition $2300 call Diane778-470-2875 98 Toyota Camry LE auto A/C cruise 1 owner ex. condition $3000 obo 250-374-1670

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

Cars - Sports & Imports 05 SI Civic 152,000km 5spd manual new winters loaded $6500 (250) 571-0316

Motorcycles

Notice of Disposal of Car belonging to Marrs Muriel Colleen a 1979 Chevrolet Camero Vin # 1Q87G9L586021 Failure to pick up will result in disposal of your belongings. Contact Chris or Taylor Gluska of 685 Nicola St. Kamloops BC V2C 2R3 (250) 320-2045 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

Cars - Domestic

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of ENID ALICE DAMER, deceased, retired, late of Suite 31 – 481 Monarch Court, Kamloops, British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor care of FULTON & COMPANY LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 300 – 350 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 1Y1, on or before the 27th day of February, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. ERIC DAMER, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ENID ALICE DAMER, DECEASED

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

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

Recreational/Sale

2004 Lexington motor home well equipped new tires like new only 36000 miles call $35,000 obo 250 573 2332 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918

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

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax

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

Call: 250-371-4949

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

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SATURDAY

FRIDAY

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JANUARY

1

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2

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FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

T-Bone Steaks

SUN. . T A S . I FR

Raspberries Product of U.S.A., Mexico. 170 g. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR.

Cut from 100% Canadian beef. LIMIT TWO.

99

5

99

2

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Lucerne Ice Cream

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$

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Deli Counter Honey Ham

5

1

Old Spice Bodywash

Or Cheese Swirl Buns. In-store made. Package of 6.

4

Or Gil ette 473 to 532 mL. Or Olay 295 to 354 mL. Or Bar Soap. Select varieties and sizes. LIMIT SIX FREE - Combined varieties.

99

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Safeway Kitchens Chicken Wings Frozen. Assorted varieties. Just heat and serve. 750 g.

8

99 ea.

Club Price

LUE

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CLUB

99

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CLUB

Valid until Sunday, February 2

CLUB

Bakery Counter Pizza Buns

Assorted varieties. 570 g.

All you need to enjoy the big game!

!

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CLUB PR

Wonder Bread

2

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/100 g

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for

Assorted varieties. 227 g.

29

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Summer Fresh Dips

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Sliced or shaved fresh. Available at the service counter only.

Assorted varieties. 1.89 Litre. LIMIT FOUR - Combined varieties.

ea.

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CLUB

The Butcher’s Cut St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs

3 for$

10

8

99

Club Price

800 g.

Coca-Cola or Pepsi Soft Drinks Assorted varieties. 12 Pack. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable. LIMIT SIX - Combined varieties.

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69

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¢

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The Butcher’s Cut Pure Beef Patties Frozen. Sold in a 4.54 kg Box for only $27.60.

8

99 ea.

Club Price

Lumberjack Sandwich Made fresh in-store with over a pound of meat and cheese!

$

2 for

4

Club Price

Artisan French Garlic Bread Or Whole Wheat Garlic Bread. 454 g.

Club Price

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, 2014 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Co. and Safeway. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

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WEEK 40

Bakery Counter Football Cake Vanilla or Chocolate. Double Layer. 8 Inch.

JAN./FEB. 31 1 2 FRI

SAT SUN

Prices in this ad good until Feb. 2nd.

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Kamloops This Week, January 30, 2014