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According to a company spokesperson, Lake City Casinos is committed to serving Kamloops — but, beyond that, the company won’t address persistent rumours it is looking to make the move from Victoria Street downtown to the former Rona location on Versatile Drive. Should a change of venue be on the table, city leaders will have plenty to mull over, from the health of the downtown to the more than $2 million in gaming revenue that comes into Kamloops’ coffers each year because of local gambling establishments. City CAO David Trawin said the rezoning process that would be required to allow a casino at 1555 Versatile Dr. isn’t any different than what other businesses would face — beyond the fact the city doesn’t have any land pre-emptively zoned for casinos. Because of the nature of the operation, Trawin said the city might choose to send the rezoning application to the social planning commission for comment. City council could also decide to notify homeowners and tenants outside the usual 100-metre range of the property since few, if any, residences would fall within that boundary. For city planners, Trawin said there are a host of other considerations. “What’s the impact on the downtown? Because we’ve got a lot of policies to keep the downtown strong,” he said. “What’s the impact on the casino? If we force them to go downtown, is it practical given the size they want to grow and the parking needs?

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“Now where they’re going, what’s the impact on traffic there, which is already a nightmare?” Lack of bus service to the Rona site would also be a consideration, Trawin said, as would be a study of other amenities in the area and the casino’s clientele. Council would also have to weigh the potential benefits of an expanded casino, as well as the potential loss of revenue if it relocated instead outside city limits. Provincial regulations dictate the host community of a casino receive 10 per cent of net income generated from gambling. “That money we get from other levels of government we used to beautify Lorne Street,” Trawin said. “Not tax money. We use tax money to repair things, fix things.” Though Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, owner of Lake City Casino, has not reached out to the T’kemlups Indian Band, Chief Shane Gottfriedson said it would be an “exciting opportunity” if the company was to consider a move to band land. XSee PLANNED A5

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New South Kam outlook promising By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

The Kamloops-Thompson school district has heard back from the province on its funding request to build a new South Kamloops secondary (SKSS) — and the response is promising, according to Supt. Terry Sullivan. The government ranks such requests as “low,” “medium” or “high” and the SKSS application, along with one for an addition to Westmount elementary, came back ranked “medium.” Sullivan said the documentation sent was preliminary, without the specific details that now must be developed and forwarded for provincial consideration. “But, this is as good as we can hope for at this point,” he told KTW. Board of education trustees were told last year SKSS, which is 62 years old, should be replaced at an estimated cost of $43 million.

That project is seen as the trigger that could lead to other changes within the school district. Trustees were asked on Monday, Feb. 3, to make a decision on recommendations that include closing Stuart Wood elementary and moving its staff and students moved to the McGill Road school now housing Beattie School of the Arts elementary (see update online). Those students would be moved to the former John Peterson building adjacent to SKSS, where Beattie School of the Arts secondary is now housed, creating one kindergarten-to-Grade-12 fine-arts school. That move would require renovations to the building to accommodate the younger students, work that is included in the SKSS-funding pitch that went to the province. Sullivan said he doesn’t foresee the closure and movement of students to happen any time before 2016. He said closing Stuart Wood would also

require consultations with the city, which owns the heritage building. Sullivan said the St. Paul Street school cannot be renovated, has a small gym and a large portion that cannot be used, making it a less-than-attractive school to maintain. He expects public blowback, however, “because it’s a heritage building and it’s the last of its era still in existence here and people had their grandmothers and their great-grandmothers attend it.” Studying the locations of the students who attend, however, shows a large portion already live near the Beattie elementary campus on McGill Road. Sullivan said he anticipates many questions from trustees when they discuss the report — and even more when any decision made by trustees is put out for more public input at a public meeting, the date and location of which is yet to be determined.

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Sheila Balson doesn’t think it’s fair to compare the Thrive Festival to Ribfest. The president of the board for B.C. Living Arts (BCLA) said the annual Ribfest event was created to be a fundraiser for the Rotary clubs that organize it, while Thrive was designed to “help people understand creativity is not just theatre or art or dance.” That is why, Balson said, it is called living arts, to include photography, gardening, cooking and other activities that involve a creative touch. Jeff Putnam, the city’s parks and civic facilities manager, agreed comparisons between the two would be difficult because of their unique natures. Putnam said the city supports many events, including Canada Day at Riverside Park, the B.C. Lions training camp at the Tournament Capital Centre and many multicultural activities. Most of the support is in-kind, providing facilities for free, for example. Putnam said the city does this because the many events “make us a richer community.” The first Thrive Festival, held last June in three buildings on the Thompson Rivers University campus,

didn’t make any money, showing a net loss of $3,420. Operational expenses were $55,397, while actual program expenses totalled $105,035. Included in operational expenses was $16,000 to pay BCLA artistic director Alan Corbishley, $9,322 for a marketing contract and $3,000 for sales and development officer Ross deBoer. Festival manager Amanda Lynne Ballard’s

Corbishley, who has been BCLA artistic director since 2007. Revenue totalled $157,012 and included a $75,000 grant from the City of Kamloops, $10,000 invested by BCLA, $28,500 in corporate sponsorship and $26,041 in ticket sales. Concert ticket sales are itemized separately in the financial report and show revenue of $1,484. In-kind revenue is

Thrive Festiva organizer Alan Corbishley at the 2013 event. KTW file photo

salary of $16,000 was listed under program expenses, which also saw another $13,104 set aside to pay festival assistants Megan Porath and Mike Benoit. The contract for Ballard ran from February through July, while the other three had contracts that went from May to June. The final report on the event that went to the city does not indicate a contract time for

valued at $179,723, with most of that being advertising in the now-defunct Kamloops Daily News. Artist expenses totalled $35,918, plus another $1,993 for travel. Balson said some of the expenses won’t be incurred this year. A website had to be created last year, for example, and a manual on managing the festival was prepared to be used this year. Balson said the

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System hosted a free bullying workshop, Beyond the Hurt: Bullying and Harassment Prevention Program, at the North Kamloops Library on the weekend. The workshop was led by Tania Giles from the Canadian Red Cross. For more information on possible future workshops on the issue of bullying, contact the Red Cross at 250-372-2334. Allen Douglas/KTW

festival “was a large undertaking and we recognized that after the fact.” She said one of the reasons it was not as successful as originally anticipated was due to location, with people saying they were unaware of events in other buildings at TRU. Concerts were held in the Brown House of Learning, workshops in the International Building and other events in the Campus Activity Centre (CAC). The activity centre was the only venue for which BCLA had to pay; the other sites were provided for free. The financial report shows venue rental at $8,708 for the two-anda-half-day event. “We also heard a lot of people don’t want to go to the TRU campus,” Balson said, although she added she isn’t sure how valid that concern may be. “But, the venue impacted the numbers.” Despite that, the festival drew from as far away as Vancouver and Williams Lake, although the majority of the estimated 1,000 who attended were from the Kamloops area. Most popular events were Iron Chef, gardening with Brian Minter, photography and a performance by Shane Koczyan.

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Before the economic downturn, Lake City had planned to expand its operations downtown and secured city permission to build a 45,000-squarefoot casino with a two-level, 220-stall underground parkade at the corner of Lansdowne Street and Fifth Avenue. After a couple of

years of delay, the plan was scrapped for good in 2010 due to lack of funds. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association general manager Gay Pooler said it’s difficult to say what impact a move by the casino would have on the downtown. She suggested nearby restaurants might feel the pinch most if

Lake City moves on. “It’s kind of just become part of the fabric of the downtown,” she said. “But, I don’t know. No one’s done any kind of economic impact on it.” Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and Minister of Transportation Todd Stone said he thinks it’s important to keep

the casino downtown, if possible. “Any opportunity that we have to keep businesses rooted in a downtown core is a very good thing,” said Stone, whose own iCompass business has its offices on Victoria Street. “It promotes other activity for restaurants and all the small businesses up and down

the streets of the downtown core.” Stone said placement of the casino is one of two issues he is hoping to raise with Jim Lightbody, the interim CEO of the B.C. Lottery Corporation. Stone also wants to make another pitch to bring the corporation’s senior executives back to Kamloops.

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone: “Any opportunity that we have to keep businesses rooted in a downtown core is a very good thing.”

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Ajax in deal for adjacent mineral rights Iron Mask property subject of pending agreement By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER

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KGHM Ajax has a pending deal with a junior resource company to acquire neighbouring mineral rights, a deal that one mine opponent said shows the company is “an elephant no one can avoid.” But, when contacted by KTW, officials with KGHM International (KGHMI) said those rights are being acquired for the proposed mine operation rather than any exploration potential. KGHM owns surface rights on the Iron Mask claim nearest the Ajax pit. Cicada Ventures Ltd. announced it has agreed in principle to sell its rights to the Iron Mask property in return for a 20 per cent share of profits should it be put into production. It would have to finance its share of development through loans from KGHM. “KGHMI is in the process of acquiring the Cicada claims only to advance planned Ajax works or infrastructure on a small portion on the northwest fringe of Cicada’s claims, on land KGHMI has long owned,” said Robert Koopmans, the corporation’s senior communications strategist. “KGHMI is in negotiations with Cicada to acquire all the claims only to satisfy Cicada’s business interests and demands.” KGHM will pay $1 million for those mineral rights, according to a press release. An official with Cicada Venture did not return phone calls to KTW.

Cicada Ventures Ltd., a Vancouver firm, is listed on the TSX Venture exchange and currently trades at about one penny a share. According to a 2010 mineral report published by Cicada, the westernmost boundary of 2,000-hectare claims begins about about two kilometres east of the Ajax pit. It is bordered on the east by Highway 5A and to the southeast by Edith Lake. It doesn’t involve Iron Mask Trailer Park, according to publicly available maps. John Schleiermacher, a director with Kamloops Area Preservation Association, said he wouldn’t expect any deal to acquire property to be completed until the Polish corporation receives environmental approvals from the federal and provincial governments. He said the pending deal confirms his fears the company is bent on expansion. “Their footprint will get larger and larger,” Schleiermacher said. “Otherwise, they wouldn’t be buying things left, right and centre. “They’ll eventually gobble up Kamloops. It’s an elephant no one can avoid.” KGHM Ajax is undergoing a harmonized federal-provincial comprehensive environmental assessment on its proposal to operate a 60,000tonne per day open pit copper mine at the site of the historic Ajax pit. It had expected to have its application to the federal and provincial governments completed late last year, but announced it is looking at expanding the pit and moving its footprint to the south, away from Kamloops.

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FIGHTING FLAMES IN THE CHILL A garage fire at 920 Holt St. on Monday, Feb. 3, sent one man to the hospital with possible smoke-inhalation injuries. Kamloops Fire Rescue personnel were called to the Brocklehurst home in the afternoon after reports of a car on fire in the house’s attached garage and spent about 30 minutes dousing the flames. Kamloops Fire Rescue Insp. Sheldon Guertin said firefighters have confirmed the blaze started in the garage, but don’t know what sparked the fire. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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HERE IS RAMPANT talk around town that the company that owns Lake City Casino is interested in moving its downtown gambling joint up the hill to the Versatile area and into the big building that used to be home to Rona. The Rona building is newer (only seven years old), has plenty of parking, is situated right off Highway 1, is within walking distance of Aberdeen’s hotel/motel row and, perhaps most surprisingly, is farther removed from homes than is the downtown casino, based on its location next to Costco and in a commercial area right between residential Aberdeen and Pineview Valley. A few years ago, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, the corporate owner of a number of casinos in Western Canada — including the four Lake City brands in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton — had plans to undertake a major renovation and expansion of its small facility in downtown Kamloops. The proposal was to more than triple the size of the 14,000-squarefoot gambling area, with a vision of a 45,000-square-foot casino and a two-level, 220-stall underground parkade at Lansdowne Street and Fifth Avenue. The economic crash of 2008 put those plans on the backburner and the Lake City establishment has continued to operate as is, with 301 slot machines and a mere eight table games. The hotel in which the casino located has improved dramatically in

CHRISTOPHER FOULDS Newsroom MUSINGS the past few years. Hotel 540 has spent millions becoming one of the city’s finest homes and away from home, with floor-to-ceiling makeover, valet car service and a fantastic second-floor pool and deck overlooking busy Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue. The casino itself? Not so much. If a trip to Vegas is a journey to the fabled land of sensational sensory overload, filled with bright lights, big sounds, dazzling sights and an excess of excess, a visit to the local casino in downtown Kamloops is a night sprawled on the couch in the dark, devouring an entire bag of Doritos while the rain pounds the windows and an Ingmar Bergman marathon plays on the television set. One can try to doll it up all one wants, but the fact remains the downtown casino can come across as a depressing den of desultory dinginess. Aside from the one-armed bandits that play host to stone-faced gamblers who feed the machines

constantly in an exercise of pure rote, there is precious little else to do, gambling-wise, in the casino. For anybody who has been to Nevada, or to one of the many casinos in Washington state, or to River Rock in Richmond, the differences are stark. Maybe Kamloops will not be home to one of those casinos. They are, after all, the exceptions to the rule for those who have frequented any number of gambling halls throughout B.C. in the past few years. However, if we are to accept that gambling (and, yes, expanded gambling despite those warnings of death as uttered by then-Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger in 1996, when the NDP was ramping up the cash cow) has become a standard in our society, surely we should expect the houses that fulfil the vice to be something a tad more remarkable than what is found today on Victoria Street. Gambling is indeed a stupid tax and I am such a taxpayer, though I limit my donations to government coffers to online poker and sports bets via the B.C. Lottery Corporation website. For those who desire a legal, live poker game or a pair of dice and some numbers or roulette not tethered to a ridiculous computer, perhaps a larger casino in Kamloops will deliver. Wherever it is located, be it downtown or uptown or across the river, it can only be an improvement dearly needed. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

Last week’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling that elements of legislation around teacher bargaining rights are still unconstitutional and served to provoke a strike should stand as a final warning to the B.C. Liberals. The decision, announced to great fanfare from the B.C. Teachers Federation, was the second such determination by Justice Susan Griffin. In 2011, she ruled that Bill 28 — enacted in 2002, it stripped class size and composition from the co collective agreement — was unconstitutional. Part of her reasoning was that it removed the right to bargain those items in future. She gave the Liberals a year to sort things out, but the government ignored the ruling and kept those elements out of Bill 22, the 2012 legislation that expires on June 30. Education Minister Peter Fassbender, whose government has an eagle eye on costs, was no doubt nervous about the consequences of the ruling. The net result could see teachers and special-needs assistants hired around the province to allow for smaller class sizes. He voiced disappointment with the ruling and claimed to have sought collaboration and cooperation in his discussions with the BCTF. That makes for a good sound bite, but government needs to focus more on the big picture, which means looking at the effect of its actions on the end users — students. No doubt it would cost more to create smaller classes, through hiring extra teachers and installing more assistants to work with students with special needs. But, it would be a worthwhile investment. While we’re all for a fair bargaining structure, this is about more than teachers having slightly better working conditions. With fewer students in the room, those who need more individual help would, theoretically, have more chance to get a few minutes of their instructor’s time. Measuring that benefit to students, which is how governments must gauge such decisions, may be difficult in the short term. At the very least, returning class size and composition to contract discussions is a step toward creating a better learning environment for our children.

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Re: Story: Crash sends water rushing through downtown streets:

“I wish the police would patrol that intersection. “I see more cowboys turning left on that red light. It’s stupid. “Somehow I guess they rationalize that, because it’s a one-way street, it’s a legal turn. “Not even close to being correct. “And then you see them sitting on red lights at one-way intersections with their signals on, but they don’t turn.” — posted by Chico

Re: Story: Kamloops to get 25 natural gas-powered buses:

“I am a homeowner and I choose to ride on transit. “It only takes five minutes longer to ride the bus home from work than it does to drive my car. If people did a little research into ride times, I think a lot of them would begin to use it, too. “It is a great way to get to and from work if the routing works for you. If the routing doesn’t, it may in the future if more people opted to use it. “I don’t miss having to drive in a city where everyone has a me-first attitude.” — posted by Saloon1

Conservatives are not good for regular people Editor: Re: (‘Marchand: Senate freedom major move,’ Jan. 30): It is rich that any Conservative would be suspicious of the move to eliminate the Senate. Obviously, Conservatives found the Senate to be a great venue to push the party’s agenda and provide supreme perks to their friends

and insiders. Otherwise, Prime Minister Stephen Harper would have changed the Senate in the past eight years. Unfortunately for Canada, they choose to eliminate fresh-water protection legislation and lay off scientists and postal workers — generally change the Canada in which we grew up.

Suspicious? Yeah, of Harper and his bunch who cut veterans’ funding and funeral expenses. This I find extremely foul for these are the people who put their lives on the line for our country. The Conservatives are the first to parade the army out to show they believe in our armed forces, yet their

actions speak volumes as to what they really believe. If you aren’t a major corporation, we’ll cut hack and slash any benefits you have — just like cutting health-transfer payments. Once upon a time, there was a party that campaigned for a triple-E senate. Now we see the

Prime Minister’s Office intimately involved in scandals that come from this patronagebased institution. Suspicious of the Conservatives? No, I know where they are coming from and it most certainly isn’t good for regular Canadians. Kevin Bonell Kamloops

City council needs to stop sweating the small stuff Editor: I’d like to see Kamloops councillors stop sweating the small stuff, like whether we should amend a bylaw or pass stricter smoking regulations that would force 25 per cent of Kamloops residents to spend their entertainment dollars in businesses, parks

and venues outside the city, where they’re welcome to socially smoke outdoors. City council needs to concentrate on soliciting, attracting and securing more specialists, family physicians and other health-care professionals to Kamloops. Perhaps council can

start by getting the city a new dermatologist. And, if council has time left over and gets tired of kicking the can, it might want to put together a game plan that would minimize the number of doctors and healthcare professionals who are leaving Kamloops for greener pastures.

Three family doctors retired this past year and have not been replaced. Has anyone even noticed? Us little guys are counting on council to deliver the type of city that is so incredibly attractive we can barely keep up with running to the bank to

deposit the tremendous amount of new tax revenue we’re bringing in. Please, council is composed of an amazing group of individuals. Let’s focus and get back on track.

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Come on, local politicos — tell us how you really feel Editor: Re: Dale Bass’s column of Jan. 22 (‘If you are mad at city hall, mark November on calendar’): I’d like to offer up my opinion regarding local government. As a citizen of this city, I want to know where our city leaders stand, regardless of the issue. Everybody has an opinion. Everyone has a gut feeling. It’s what identifies them. I full well understand final decisions must in part be based on sound information, while also taking our

own intuition into account. You can feed me all the facts in the world but, if I don’t feel something resonates with my vision of a community, I will offer up an opinion. I would like to see the same from members of council and the mayor’s office. Show us you’re human and let us know what you actually feel. Give us compelling arguments one way or the other to help bring a community together on issues. My being at odds with council on any

issue doesn’t take away from the process — it enhances it. It stimulates discussion, which helps both council and the members of this community. It gives us a direction. Being mute serves only to leave us without vision, leadership and a sense of belonging. So, to mayor and council, do us a favour and tell us what you really think.

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SKEETCHESTN — It was never intended to be a ghost town. Thirteen buildings that rise atop benchland north of the Thompson River and above the Trans-Canada Highway west of Kamloops were constructed in 2000 to replicate the Old West of the mid-1800s. A dozen remain standing — greying and sun-baked, shelter to pigeons and mice. One building on the main street of Wildhorse Town has collapsed on itself. The roof is held up inches from the floor by broken and twisted lumber that snapped like twigs, pushed by winds that beat across the high bench and its sweeping vistas that can replicate everything from Texas to Mexico.

The remainder, including a chapel and several twostorey buildings, appear to be solid and usable. Whether known as Wildhorse Town or by its new moniker — Palomino Ridge — investment by taxpayers, the Skeetchestn Indian Band and a private entrepreneur has attracted only a smattering of film business. The set is now the centre of a dispute over ownership. Danny Virtue, the Vancouver film-industry veteran and entrepreneur who conceived Wildhorse Town, acknowledges there is a simmering dispute with an economic-development agency owned by Skeetchestn Indian Band. But, he said, that dispute is not the reason for the lack of filming. “There hasn’t been activity because there hasn’t been shows come forward,” Virtue told KTW in a tele-

phone interview. Skeetchestn Indian Band Chief Ron Ignace said the movie set is now the property of the band — lock, stock and buildings. Ignace said the previous band council “went to Indian Affairs and they said the lease agreement with Danny Virtue has come and gone. The former council took the land back, under the band’s wing. “Any other agreement is null and void. It’s been renamed to Palomino Ridge,” Ignace said. In the waning days of the B.C. NDP government, municipal politicians were enthralled by the prospect of the Old West coming to the Thompson Valley. The provincial government forecasted the locale would create $8 million a year in economic activity. Mayors of local cities and towns pushed the province to come up with money for the movie set in the

LIGHTS, CAMERA,ACTION! A history of filming in Wildhorse Town • The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon, 2008 • The Bullet, 2007 • A Season to Whither, 2006 • Cowboy Country TV (two episodes): 2006 • An Unfinished Life, 2005 • Wandering Canada, 2003 Shooting for the above productions ranged from two to five days each. The site was also used by the annual Cattle Drive, which took city slickers on a six-day journey from Merritt to Kamloops.


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GHOST TOWN WITH AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE form of a loan that would be paid based on revenues — revenues that never materialized. Thompson-Nicola film commissioner Vicci Weller said the set is a victim of bad luck and timing. It was originally conceived as a location for the television series Dead Man’s Gun, which was using Virtue’s other western set — Bordertown in Maple Ridge — but needed better vistas. The deal never happened and the series was cancelled. Collapse of German financing also scuttled a proposal to shoot another television series that was being filmed in Australia. Ponderosa was a prequel to the famed Bonanza series of the 1960s that its financiers wanted to move to Canada. Ignace was on band council when the Western town project was approved by government and the deal signed in 2001.

But, he said, the band has realized little economic benefit. “Something should have happened by now . . . We can’t allow the land to just sit there and not utilize it.” Virtue said he’s worked hard to promote Wildhorse Town, which competes head-to-head with Bordertown. “You get the same zone tax credit for shooting in the Fraser Valley . . . Westerns in general, the odd one comes through. They want to stay at Sutton Place Hotel [in Vancouver] and shoot at Bordertown.” Virtue said he’s poured thousands of his own dollars into the project and countless hours trying to make the set work. “I was trying to create a local industry with a local crew to eliminate tax and travel problems.” Ignace said he’s skeptical the movies will ever come again.

“No. 1, we could use it to hold weddings or social gatherings . . . We can look at different aspects. It may not be the movies.” Virtue remains a passionate advocate of the weathered movie set. He said it remains viable and he’s confident he can strike a deal with the band and Ignace — whom he called a friend — to bring business. To be financially viable, any deal would need to include a combination of union concessions, along with a slight increase in tax credits from the province, he added. “I wanted to make sure movies stayed in B.C. They were going to Alberta because we didn’t have the vistas,” Virtue said. “That has vistas . . . Working on a western in Kamloops — fresh air and horses — is amazing. I don’t want to squash that vision.”

Long-term lease cut short by band to steer any potential Western production to Wildhorse In the Old West, or at least in the movies, gunfights Town and let the band maintain the property. were started over disputes like this. “There could be legal action,” Virtue said. “I’m not The disagreement between a Vancouver film veteran and Skeetchestn Indian Band is not in the courts so legal going to do it to them at this point.” Ignace said the band was details are not available. patient with the deal, but noted It appears through interleaders grew frustrated at the views, however, the joint lack of action on a prime piece venture between entreprem o c . k of the band’s real estate. The neur Danny Virtue and the e hiswe t s p set is located about 500 metres Skeetchestn Indian band o kamlo north of the Trans-Canada involved a 75-year lease, with Highway west of Kamloops, 10-year renewal periods. but is not visible from the road. Virtue said he did his due The set is part of a larger, diligence and believed he had a 2,200-hectare site that has solid agreement with the band. been designated for economic But, Skeetchestn Indian development. That designation Band Chief Ron Ignace W T K d join allows 99-year leases, similar said the previous band n a s e n m li e Go on r Cam Fort to Sun Rivers on the Tk’emlups council relied on advice e n report dhorse Tow Indian Band reserve. from Aboriginal Affairs in Wil A key difference, however, and Northern Development is the band itself has the legal Canada. power over zoning within the “They [previous band council under then-chief Rick Denault] told me the lease parcel. Ignace called it “the first of its kind, multipurpose agreement with Danny Virtue and anyone else has come designation. and gone,” Ignace said. “We’d enter into a binding lease, contractual obligaVirtue said he is reluctant to discuss business details tion. That would guarantee and secure any investors.” in public and has taken no legal action. He is content

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LOCAL NEWS Kamloops Food Bank representatives Jeff Arnold (left), and Bernadette Siracky receive a cheque from Kamloops Daily News Christmas Cheer Fund founder Gregg Drinnan, as does Kamloops Hospice executive director Wendy Marlow. Daily News publisher Tim Shoults (right), also presented cheques to Michelle Walker of the Kamloops YMCAYWCA Y Women’s Shelter and Diane Stuart from the Kamloops United Church Pit Stop program outside the Daily News building in downtown Kamloops. Dave Eagles/KTW

One final Christmas Cheer donation personally led the charge for 12 years, organizing the committee that selected the recipients, writing dozens of stories every campaign and documenting every donation made along the way. The Cheer Fund grew from relatively humble beginnings of $21,897 to an all-time record of $101,261 in the 2012 campaign, with every penny donated going directly to the charities as Daily News staff handled all administrative duties. Over the past 12 years, the fund raised and distributed a total of $667,714.68 to local charities. The Regina fund has raised more than $2.5 million dollars for local charities in that city since its founding which, combined with the amount raised in Kamloops, equals more than $3 million raised for local charities in the two communities due to the advocacy Drinnan.

The 2013 Kamloops Daily News Christmas Cheer Fund, which raised $89,575.70 from Daily News readers and local businesses, sent out cheques to its five recipient charities this week, three weeks after the Daily News ceased publication. The recipient charities are Kamloops Food Bank, Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, New Life Mission, Kamloops United Church’s PIT Stop program, YMCA-YWCA Y Women’s Shelter. The Daily News Christmas Cheer Fund was founded in 2002 at the urging of Daily News sports editor Gregg Drinnan, who had launched and led a similar initiative at the Regina Leader-Post before coming to Kamloops. Drinnan persuaded then-publisher Dale Brin to let him launch the Cheer Fund in Kamloops and

“There are many things about the Daily News that made me proud to be a part of the team there, but none of them more than the Christmas Cheer Fund,” Daily News publisher Tim Shoults said. “The impact that this fund made on our community was immense and all of it is due to Gregg and the business team at the Daily News who co-ordinated the donations, in particular Jo-Anne Lovesy, who Gregg always referred to as ‘The Head Elf’ in his Cheer stories, and Debbi Beauchamp, our business manager.” Tax receipts for donors will be distributed through the recipient charities as they have in past years. Meanwhile, Shoults said refunds for subscribers and advertising customers who have balances with the Daily News and final payments to carriers are being processed and cheques will be sent.

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Witnesses vanish; hearsay evidence submitted By Tim Petruk

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A Crown lawyer is attempting to have hearsay evidence considered by a judge after two witnesses failed to show up for the trial of a Kamloops man accused of inadvertently shooting a woman in Brocklehurst last summer. Trevor Wilvers is standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court on eight charges stemming from a June 4, 2013, shooting at a home on Brunner Avenue that left a

25-year-old woman with life-altering injuries. The Crown says Wilvers, 35, fired a gun during an altercation inside the home. Court has previously heard Tanya Watkins, who lived in a basement suite below where the shooting took place, was struck by a bullet that came through her ceiling, hitting her left arm while she sat with her young daughter watching TV. The case against Wilvers has been plagued by seemingly unco-operative wit-

nesses since before his trial began. In October, Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo successfully sought an adjournment on the grounds one of his main witnesses changed his story. That witness, Trevor Newton, was interviewed by police in the hours after the shooting. He told investigators Wilvers had fired the gun, as did another witness, Brianne Bueller. This week, Caputo will play both those statements in court and attempt to have them — as well as the

hearsay evidence of an RCMP corporal who spoke with Newton at the scene — considered by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sheri Donegan when she decides Wilvers’ fate. Newton showed up for two days of testimony last month, but was a no-show when Wilvers’ trial resumed on Monday, Feb. 3. Bueller is also nowhere to be found, court has been told. During Newton’s previous testimony, under painstaking questioning from Caputo, he continually denied

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From sentencing circle to jail cell for Jensen By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A Kamloops man who admitted to plowing a stolen truck into a home after nearly running down a police officer has gone from circle sentencing to three squares a day. Douglas Jensen became the first — and, to this point, only — recipient of circle sentencing from the Tk’emlups Indian Band in September 2012 after pleading guilty to a string of offences stemming from an incident the previous year. Today, the 37-year-

old is behind bars after admitting to breaching the terms of the probation on which he was placed in the sentencing circle — his sixth such conviction since being sentenced. Jensen was, in the past, linked by the Crown to the Redd Alert aboriginal street gang and was on the Kamloops RCMP’s list of prolific offenders — with more than 60 convictions on his criminal record. He was offered circle sentencing after being convicted of assaulting a peace officer, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property.

On Feb. 14, 2011, Jensen drove a stolen pickup truck into a house on the TIB reserve before leading police on a highspeed chase — during which he drove the truck at a constable. Jensen was in custody for more than 18 months after the incident. He was granted bail prior to the sentencing circle, during which he was placed on a 22-month probation term. He was also ordered to enter into a four-year contract with the TIB and to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Court has heard Jensen was the victim of

sexual assault during his childhood. Jensen’s breach came last month when he failed to pick up prescription pills and attend counselling to deal with his sexual-assault victimization. The Crown wanted him jailed between 60 and 90 days, but Kamloops provincial court Judge Len Marchand thought that was too steep. “You suffered abuse that no child should ever go through,” the judge said, explaining he worked for 20 years as a lawyer dealing with residential-school survivors. “You have to find

your peace with what’s happened to you in the past and, maybe, what you’ve done to others. “You have to find some way to move past that.” Marchand sentenced Jensen to 37 days in jail — a week longer than the sentence he received after pleading guilty to a breach charge on June 17. Prior to that, in April, Jensen was jailed for 21 days after pleading guilty to two breaches. His other breach conviction since circle sentencing was on Feb. 14, 2013, when he was given a one-day jail term.

City council meets again today to look at budget items Kamloops city council will take its first look at the list of new streetlights, staff members, arena upgrades and other supplemental budget items during a special budget meeting today (Feb. 4). “There’ll be additional capital and operating requests from administration that have been brought forward that are not in the core budget,” said city finance director Sally Edwards. “There’ll be additional ones from the public meetings and community stuff from neighbourhood associations that we’ve compiled, also.”

The last time council discussed the budget, it added several items to the supplemental list based on public feedback, including safety upgrades for Todd Road and a partnership with the B.C. Wildlife Park to build a shelter for its kermode bear. Councillors will have a chance to ask questions about the items, but Edwards said no firm decisions on the list will be made at this stage. Members of the public will get their own chance to discuss the budget again on Feb. 25, when the city hosts an evening budget meeting

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Obama administration mum on Keystone decision date CANADIAN PRESS

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is resisting pressure to offer a clear timeline for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Attacks from partisan opponents and questions from U.S. media are being met with the same response — don’t expect a date now for a decision on whether the pipeline goes ahead. There were about a dozen questions on the subject at the daily White House press briefing on Monday, Feb. 3. On the Senate floor, the top Republican in the chamber demanded approval of the project soon. The chatter has

been prompted by last Friday’s release of the State Department’s environmental review of the project.

The review indicated that, under foreseeable market conditions, the pipeline to bring Canadian crude south

would not increase greenhouse-gas emissions. Project opponents promise to keep fight-

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L’ISLE-VERTE, Que. — Quebec provincial police say they are not ruling out anything — including a criminal cause — in their investigation of a fire at a seniors’ home in L’IsleVerte on Jan. 23. Lt. Guy Lapointe has confirmed 28 people died when fire roared through the Residence du Havre. Four residents remain missing. Lapointe said recovery operations in the rubble of the facility are now over. Genevieve Guilbault, a spokeswoman for the Quebec coroner’s office, said efforts will also continue to identify the remains that have been recovered. She said the provincial crime laboratory will be aiding in the analysis of the remains. So far, 10 people have been identified. A memorial service for the victims was held in L’isle-Verte on the weekend, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and Governor General David Johnston in attendance.

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Dreamliner makes historic landing CANADIAN PRESS

RICHMOND — A Boeing 787 plane touted as the future of air travel has made its first scheduled landing at Vancouver International Airport. The Dreamliner arrived from Tokyo’s Narita Airport at about

10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, with 186 passengers aboard. The plane, operated by Japan Airlines. features extra-large windows equipped with an electronic dimming system instead of pull-down blinds and lower air pressure to reduce jet lag. It’s also 20 per cent

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B.C. NDP demands answers on teachers’ court ruling By Dene Moore CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Opposition New Democrats want the B.C. Liberal government to release cabinet documents at the centre of $2-million court loss to the province’s teachers so members of the public can see for themselves whether Premier Christy Clark played a role. A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued a scathing ruling last week that found the provincial government deliberately attempted to provoke a strike by the teachers’ union. “Christy Clark has to answer to all of the students and all of the parents over the last decade of her government in office, as a result of

what the court found last week,’’ said NDP education critic Rob Fleming. “It was a staggering ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court by any measure.’’ Clark was education minister in 2002, when her government introduced legislation removing classroom conditions, such as class size, from the collective agreement with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). In 2011, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled the legislation violated teachers’ charter rights and sent the Liberal government back to address the issue. The Liberals, now with Clark at the helm, responded by introducing new legislation, which Judge Susan Griffin found was

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was one of the largest awards for a charter violation in the court’s history. Cabinet documents are confidential under the law, but the judge in the case ordered government lawyers to hand over the documents to the federation and they were reviewed by the judge. Fleming and NDP Leader Adrian Dix said those documents should be released to the public.

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JEAN WOLDUM The family of Jean Woldum are sad to announce Jean’s passing after a long battle with cancer. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Gordon, her three children Doug, Rick (Cheryl), Debbie (John), and her five grandchildren (Nathan, JJ, Dylan, Amanda & Nicole). Also left to cherish her memory are her sister Linda (Ron) Westgard and sister-in-law Sandra MacDonald. Jean was pre-deceased by her parents (Mary & Bev MacDonald) and her brother (Dave MacDonald). Jean was born September 1st, 1940 in Strathmore, Alberta and spent her childhood there. She married Gordon Woldum in 1960 and together they lived in Calgary, Prince Rupert and eventually settled in Kamloops in late 1965 when Gordon went to work at the newly opened Weyerhaeuser pulp mill (later in 2000 he moved to teach electrical apprenticeship at the college). They were one of the first residents of Thompson Drive and have lived there ever since. In addition to raising her three children, Jean provided daycare service for several neighbourhood children. In 1984 Jean accompanied Gordon to Kenya for two years while he taught at a Kenyan college. During their time there they travelled to Mombasa, went on safaris in the Serengeti and experienced the local culture. They travelled through Europe on their way back home. Once back in Kamloops, Jean embraced her new role as a grandmother and chose not to be away for long periods again so that she didn’t miss out on time with her grandchildren. She was a dedicated grandmother, helping to take care of her grandkids and cheering them on in all their sports and activities. Jean also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, sewing / knitting, and cooking for her family. Friendships were made during her many years bowling at Falcon Lanes, as a member of the Kamloops Vintage Car Club and also as a volunteer with the ISC / Kamloops Blazers. The family would like to thank Dr. Anders for all his compassionate care over the years and to the amazing staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice who made it possible for Jean to spend her final days with grace and comfort. A service will be held to remember Jean on Friday, February 7 at 11:00 am at Schoening Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454 www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

DENNIS MICHAEL BROWN (BROWNIE) September 24, 1954 - January 27, 2014 On Monday January 27, 2014 Dennis passed away in the arms of his daughter Erin and his wife Rose (his Rosie) in Marjorie Willoughby Hospice House. The cancer he had fought defiantly finally won. He is survived by his loving wife Rose, daughter Erin (Chris), his grandson Hunter (the light of his life), Hunter’s dad Bo Tresierra and many good friends. He also leaves behind his mother Irene Brown in Stettler, his brother David Brown in Red Deer, his sisters Jeanette Baum(Ken) in Strathmore and Sandra Sargent (Rodney) in Mirror, his brother in law Alister Wilson (Denise) in Airdrie, father in law Wilbur Wilson (Doris) in Victoria, sisters in law Joanne Edwards in Drumheller, Denise Birch (Winston) in Kuwait along with neices and nephews Trevor, Raunda, Chris, Rausheen, Meghan, Ryan, Katie, Christopher, Erika, Andrea, Carmen and chosen nephew Mark Boice of Stettler along with their children. He is predeceased by his father Newton Brown, mother in law Molly Wilson, nephew Richard Sargent and good friends Phil Boice and David Kastic. Dennis was born and raised in Stettler, Alberta, lived in Edmonton, then Millet and then in Leduc for nine years and moved to Kamloops with Rose and Erin in 1988. He enjoyed working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and was known as a hard worker with a laid back personality. He had an engaging smile and a wicked sense of humour. Dennis liked to “fix” things and do renovations to his home and Erin’s home. He was devastated when he no longer had the energy to do so. He loved to take Hunter to public skating to “skate like the wind” and over the past few years enjoyed many happy hours either in his boat or relaxing at Agate Bay on Adams Lake. He liked to golf; particularly in Maui with his good friend Leni. As he started to enjoy travel over the past 20 years he has been to Mexico nine times, Maui four times, Ireland, Egypt and Kuwait. He had a “bucket list” of places he wanted to explore in his retirement and Heaven wasn’t on it. If there is a happy hunting ground he is there with his buddies Phil and Dave, terrorizing the wildlife and enjoying a good laugh. The family would like to thank all of our friends for their understanding and support and Dr. Wiltshire and Laurie for the wonderful and personal care and to the amazing staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their support during the last week of Dennis’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis’s name to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. Phone: 250-372-1336. A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on February 8, 2014 at the South Thompson Inn in Kamloops. In honour of his unique sense of style, please dress casually.

JUNE MOORE

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June 1, 1943 – January 28, 2014 We are deeply saddened to announce that mom passed away at Royal Inland Hospital on January 28 with family by her side.

August 12, 1942 January 28, 2014

Mom was born in Port Loring Ontario and moved to BC as a child. She Lived in many places in BC where she was home schooled. She loved to cook and pursued her passion with training at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. She soon moved to Port Alberni where she met the love of her life Emy. Mom and Dad were married on Sep 23, 1961 and soon started their family. They moved to Kamloops in 1968. Moms other passions were her flower gardens and reading. She worked at the Daily Sentinel newspaper as well as having her own janitorial company. She loved children and ran her own daycare for many years. Later she worked at the Halston Diner making her famous pies. Nana loved her grandchildren; there were many family dinners, sleepovers and game nights. She spent many hours baking with her grandchildren. Christmas was always a special time. June is survived by her children; Randy (Terry) Moore, Darla (Linden) Martin and Dayna (Dave) Osborne, her grandchildren Collin (Sheila) Thibault, Lyssa (Sean) Martin, Danika Osborne and Dean Osborne, her siblings Mildred Bagley, Wayne (Barb) Brown, Terry (Sharon) Brown and Neil Brown as well as numerous nephews and nieces. June was predeceased by her husband Emy Moore, her parents, her sisters Grace Muma, Marjory Barber and her brother Robert Brown. A memorial service will be held on February 8, 2014 at the Cottonwood Community Center. 730 Cottonwood Avenue Kamloops. In the Dogwood room at 2:00 PM.

Shirley Anne Kay, of Nanaimo, BC, succumbed to cancer in the Victoria Hospice with her husband, son and daughter by her side. Lovingly missed and survived by her mother Ruth, husband Ben, son Jason (Cindy), daughter Erin Anderson (Jerry), granddaughters Jordan, Isabel and Daphne, brothers Allan and Ron (Bonnie and family) plus many in-laws, relatives and friends. No service by her request. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Time Is Now

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If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now While I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on ice-cold stone. If you have tender thoughts of me, Please tell me now. If you wait until I am sleeping, Never to awaken, There will be death between us, And I won’t hear you then. So, if you love me, even a little bit, Let me know it while I am living So I can treasure it.

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A Vanished Friend Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend!


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TELUS BRINGS BIG DATA TO TOWN By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER

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Telus offered a peek on Friday, Jan. 31, into the secretive world of Big Data, where buildings and road entries are guarded by traps and every circuit, cooling line and power supply has a redundant twin. The building on McGill Road took 1.5 years to construct, but the groundwork to land the $75-million facility dates back to the period when Health Minister Terry Lake was the city’s mayor and Kevin Krueger was MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson. Telus officials credited both politicians for helping clear the way with property transactions involving the city and school board and for aggressively pursuing the opportunity. The first and largest customer is BC Hydro, which stores everything from its billing data to infrastructure information. Officially dubbed the Kamloops Intelligent Internet Data Centre, it will provide about 25 local jobs and another 50 jobs outside the city. Telus Corp. officials said the data centre’s ability to expand and its efficiency place it on the leading edge of such centres in the world. The corporation also heralded a partnership with Thompson Rivers University, which received a $100,000 grant from the centre. Kamloops is a natural fit for data centres for reasons that include its seismic

stability, available workforce and location on the route of a trans-Canada Internet backbone. Canada and B.C. privacy laws also give it an advantage over operations in the United States, which are subject to U.S. laws that allow greater government intervention. “We believe [the location] is a key differentiator,” said Lloyd Switzer, senior vice-president of network transformation for Telus. “Customers can say, ‘I don’t want any of that [data] going into the United States.’” While the focus is now on Canadian customers, Switzer said Telus will be eyeing those in the United States. “We believe there’s opportunity for Americans to say ‘We want to use this data centre.’” Following a ceremony attended by community leaders and politicians, Telus offered a tour of its facility and a window into the secretive and secure world of information storage. The corporation would not permit photographs to be taken inside. Four years ago, developers of the neighbouring Q9 data centre asked city officials prior to its construction to sign non-disclosure documents. Switzer said cars entering the facility, which is surrounded by chain link and barbed wire, must pass through two sets of gates. Neither opens at the same time. The same security is in place for visitors who walk in the building. They first enter what is known as a “man trap,” which isolates them between two locking

sets of doors. The windowed trap is lined with bulletproof glass and Kevlar protection. The data centre is designed on a modular basis, with the first of what is intended to be seven modules built and operational. Each holds hallways of computer servers illuminated by glowing green LED lights in otherwise dark rooms. Switzer said new modules can be constructed and become operational in as little as six months with updated technology. The building will expand its footprint as Telus brings on more customers. The driver for the data centres comes from so-called cloud computing, where information retrieved by computers and smartphones is stored offsite —everything from music sharing to health-care records and business applications. To land those clients, Telus offers security of data that is impervious to hackers and intruders as well as perfection in its operation. The building essentially has two of every system, including cooling and backup power, so it never loses power nor operation. In case of power loss, a kinetic wheel constantly spins to provide 20 seconds or so of power until diesel generators can fire and provide back-up power. Availability of that short burst of kinetic energy replaces need for batteries that are conventional in many data centres. That is one of many factors that contribute to the building’s LEED standard. Telus said the building consumes 80 per cent less electricity and 86 per cent less water than typical data centres.


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HEN IT COMES to terrorist threats there seems to be a general consensus among the local contingent heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Trust the authorities. Cheer on the athletes. “Speed Skating Canada has already said that the security is top-notch and I’m sure Russia is really tightening up,” said Shelley Hewitt, whose daughter, Jessica, will race for the Canadian speedskating team in at the Games. “It is a little scary, but we’re trying not to dwell on it. This has been her dream and I’m not going to let that bother us.” The Olympics run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and the Paralympics begin on March 7 and wrap up on March 23. According to a recent study by The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, terrorist attacks in Russia have spiked from 50 in 2003 to more than 250 in 2010. There were 150 attacks in 2012. The report, however, had positive news for Sochi. “The locations of the Olympic Games are quite safe with respect to terrorism,” it states. “In five Olympic venues, there were no terrorist attacks reported . . . during the Olympics, six months prior to the Olympics or during the same time period the previous year.” “The analysis indicates that there is no consistent increase or decrease in the frequency of terrorist attacks during the Olympics, suggesting that

JAN ANTONS: Confident security will be tight at the Olympics in Russia.

efforts to reinforce security are generally effective at mitigating any potential threats that may exist,” the report adds. Shelley will be staying on a ported cruise ship located next to the Olympic Village in the Adler district of Sochi. She will be a stone’s throw from Dianne Barker, a curling official from Kamloops who is staying inside the heavily secured perimeter of the Olympic Village’s housing district. Barker told KTW she is confident the International Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Russian authorities are capable of keeping the Games safe. Both Barker and Jan Antons, an equipment manager with the Canadian Paralympic sledge-hockey team, have been to Sochi before. Barker was an official at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships, held in Sochi. Antons went to the 2013 Four Nations Cup, also held in the subtropic city on the Black Sea. “I’m not worried because I know how well Hockey Canada and the IOC and the CPC [Canadian Paralympic Committee] prepare for these events,” said Antons, whose parents are making the trip to

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Russia from Germany for the Games. “Last year when we were in Sochi, a war almost broke out in Korea. There’s a lot of security.” Antons is staying in the Olympic Village and his parents will make home base the family and friends hotel located next door to the village. “There’s a lot of people who are worried,” Antons said. “It’s all over the news. “I don’t think you can actually be worried. You just see how it works out.”

Terwiels hope to make trip One very proud Anne Terwiel told CBC Radio Kamloops she is trying to get her family to Sochi. Elli Terwiel, Anne’s daughter, was last week named to the Alpine Canada team heading to the Games. It’s short notice for the family from Sun Peaks. “There’s a visa application process that takes some time and it’s complicated with flights, and accommodation is difficult to get,” Anne said. “We’ve started on the process of trying to get there. If we can, we will. Otherwise, we’ll be in Sun Peaks watching and cheering with everyone else who helped her get to these Games.

TALLON SPREADS WINGS Tallon Milne of the TRU WolfPack throws one down in a Canada West matchup against the Winnipeg Wesmen on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Tournament Capital Centre. Josh Wolfram canned a three-point shot with 1.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give TRU a 67-66 win, the second victory in as many nights for the WolfPack, who downed the Manitoba Bisons 76-60 on Friday. TRU improved its record to 11-7. On the women’s side, TRU earned a split, losing 79-68 to Winnipeg on Saturday, a night after beating Manitoba 72-59. The WolfPack are 10-8 on the season. For more university sports, turn to page A22. Corryn Brown’s rink represented TRU and won gold at the Canada West curling championships and the Pack’s hockey team was stripped of two victories, due to academic-eligibility infractions. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Barker to represent Kamloops in Sochi By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER adam@kamloopsthisweek.com

Dianne Barker’s resume reads like a schedule of major curling events. She has been the chief umpire at five Canada Cups and the 2013 world juniors, she was an official at the European championship — the first Canadian to ever do so — and is a regular at the Brier and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She’s a member of the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame and was the deputy chief of competition for the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in 2010. Still, there was one accomplishment she hadn’t yet achieved — being on the ground during an Olympic competition. But, as the world’s best curlers step into the hack on Feb. 10 at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi, Russia, Barker will find herself at ice level for an Olympic competition for the first time in her 28-year officiating career. “Any time you get selected to do an Olympics, I mean, it’s the piéce de rèsistance,” Barker told KTW. “It’s flattering, but you think ‘I guess I did a good job.’ They wouldn’t ask you if you didn’t.” Barker will be one of four

Canadians on the 11-person officiating crew and the only B.C. resident. She has been a regular on the national officiating scene for the last decade and her name has come up more and more on the international stage in recent years. It’s a hobby of sorts for Barker. She isn’t paid for her time as an official and sometimes — like at the Vancouver Olympics — she even had to pay for her own airfare and accommodations. But, for the former physicaleducation teacher, officiating has nothing to do with money. It’s a way to volunteer and give back to the sport. It’s a part of the way she was raised and being able to work with the athletes, and to be a part of the game at an elite level, is its own reward. Barker leaves for Sochi on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and will be in Russia for nearly three weeks, staying until the conclusion of the closing ceremonies on Feb. 23. She’ll have a couple days to return to Canada and rest before she takes over as the chief umpire at the Kamloops Brier for another two weeks. The Brier’s gold-medal game on March 9 will bring to an end more than a month of officiating for Barker.

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Despite years on the national and international scene, Barker’s not really sure what sort of Olympic experience she’ll get in Sochi. The Ice Cube will seat 3,000 fans, a far cry from the 5,000 spectators that made Vancouver’s Olympic curling stand out. “Vancouver was bizarre,” she said. “I mean half the people that bought tickets to curling in Vancouver had never been to a curling event and it brought a whole new dynamic. It was wild in there. It was so much fun.” Barker said it took the 2010 Olympians some time to adjust to a raucous crowd that cheered like

hockey fans, stomping their feet on metal bleachers in celebration and jeering opponents. “My thoughts after Vancouver were, anybody that came to this event — the Olympics in Vancouver — as a first-time experience for curling, that says, ‘Oh, I need to go to curling’ and goes to another national event is going to wonder who died, because that just does not happen,” she laughed. At this point in her curling life, nothing surprises Barker anymore. She didn’t expect that taking a Level 1 officiating course in 1986 when Kamloops played host to the national mixed championships would lead to where she is now, finally getting her shot at

the Olympic dream. At the time, the president of the World Curling Federation wouldn’t even let women be game officials. She’ll be trying to stay in the background in Russia, allowing players to run their own games, but one has to imagine there will be a few curling fans in Kamloops keeping an eye out for their local representative. “I love what I’m doing and I don’t plan to stop doing it any time soon,” Barker said. “There’s certainly no guarantee that anybody gets selected for a second Olympics. It’s an opportunity that you grasp when it’s offered to you and you do the best job you can.”

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The TRU WolfPack have forfeited two games after finding out two of their players — goaltender Stephen Wolff and forward Brodie Gibbon — took to the ice while academically ineligible. The BCIHL requires players to register in at least nine credits in the first term, passing at least six of those credits in order to play in the second term. The CIS has no minimum requirement for the first semester and only says players must pass 18 credits in an academic year in order to play the next season. Both players only passed three of their credits. WolfPack head coach Don Schulz said there was a disconnect between the athletics department and the hockey team — a request had been made for a printout of the grades and it somehow fell through the cracks. He said the team also interviewed each player after the first term and there was no indication given by the offending players that they would be academically ineligible.

“From now on, we’re going to get printouts of all the grades — especially after each term,” Schulz said. “If I had that information before, our staff would have never allowed those guys to play.” Schulz said Jon Shephard, TRU’s athletics and recreation assistant facility co-ordinator, brought the information to his attention. Shephard is responsible for checking player grades on all the WolfPack’s Canada West teams. Like golf and baseball, hockey is a club sport at TRU — as opposed to a varsity sport — run with the support of TRU’s athletics department. The WolfPack have been assigned 1-0 losses for their games against the Simon Fraser Clan on Jan. 11 and the Trinity Western Spartans on Jan. 18. TRU drops into a tie for third place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, deadlocked at 18 points with the Trinity Western Spartans. The league’s top four teams receive playoff berths. The WolfPack lost three players to academic problems after

the first semester — forwards Sean Maktaak and Daniel Higgs and defenceman Ben Bula — and Schulz said those players had told him in their interviews they were forthright and clear on the rule. He has now discussed the issue with athletic director Ken Olynyk to get an idea of the best practices for supporting students and Schulz will look at being more proactive when it comes to the team’s academic standing. “In my tenure, this is the worst season that we’ve had in terms of academic standing — or lack thereof,” he said. “The hockey team is different from other athletics, for the most part,” he continued. “All of the guys that we get are junior graduates and, for a lot of them, they’ve been finished high school for a couple of years. “So, I guess it’s fair to say there’s more of a transition period for guys to get back into the school side of things.” Schulz said the team will be emphasizing the resources available to the team, tutors and the like, and will be making an effort to ensure students joining the team understand the nature of being a

student athlete. Wolff, a Qualicum Beach native, has played in eight games for the Pack this season. He is 5-3 with a 2.48 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. Schulz said the goaltender, who came to the team after playing for the Selkirk College Saints last season, was working his way into the team’s starting role — a task that will now be left to Chris Solecki and Mark Menicucci. Gibbon, a Parksville native, also came to the WolfPack from the Saints. He had eight points, including three goals, in 16 games with TRU. Wolff and Gibbon also suited up against the Saints, but the Pack lost that game 3-1. “There was some confusion over the (BCIHL) rule and what the CIS rule is,” Schulz told KTW. “They were both mistaken in that there was confusion over the CIS rule. “Just knowing their character and their general demeanour, I think it was just an honest mistake.” Right now, this situation has put him in a bind with his lineup, one that he thought he had resolved

with signings before the start of the semester. “It’s been most disconcerting that here we are at the end of January and we’re still having to deal with eligibility,” he said. “It’s been unfortunate and it’s not something that we look on very lightly. It’s something that’s taken very seriously.” TRU’s next action is scheduled for Feb. 8, when it will be in Burnaby to play SFU.

Brown rink wins gold The Corryn Brown rink, representing TRU, won the 2013-2014 Canada West women’s curling title. The team — skip Brown, lead Ashley Nordin, second Samantha Fisher and third Erin Pincott — won the championship by posting a 5-1 record at the playdowns, held at the University of Alberta on the weekend. The rink will represent TRU at the Canadian Interuniversity Sports championships, which will run from March 19 to March 23 in Regina. TRU does not have a formal curling team, but all four athletes are students at the Kamloops university.

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If you like that old time rock and roll, you’ll want to check out this Seger tribute By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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PENDING EIGHT YEARS WORKing in a bar left one lasting impression on Sabrina Weeks. “Bob Seger was not my fave

singer.” The lead vocalist with Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce said she got tired of hearing Old Time Rock & Roll every single night. However, out performing with her partner, Mike Hilliard, last year, they started to do covers of some Seger songs. “And the response from people was so great,” Weeks said. They’d be up dancing and they were talking about their childhood or romances they associated with the song. “It was the backdrop for so many people.” Back home, she started listening to Seger again and was struck “that he has so many beautiful songs,” enough to inspire Reflections of Seger, a show featuring a variety of local performers at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St., on Saturday, Feb. 8. Weeks has framed the show around the same template used by veteran blues musician Danny Marks in Toronto when he hosts tribute shows to Etta James. Weeks, who is often one of the performers, likes the hosting role and thinks it will work well with the musicians she’s lined up for the Seger concert. XSee NIGHT MOVES B1

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Kamloops Art Gallery is offering a variety of workshops in coming weeks. • Chris Bose will lead the Arbor Aboriginal Art Collective youth workshops, which will focus on creating art that deals with stereotypes and hidden histories. It runs on Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 and March 20 and is open on a drop-in basis. • Spring Art camps will run from March 17 to March 21 and will draw inspiration from exhibitions now on display at the gallery, including Beautiful Monsters, Picasso’s Beasts, unlimited edition and The Waste Land. Registration can be for one day or up to all five and extended care is available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The camps run from 10 a.m. to noon for those ages four to six and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for those ages seven to 12. Registration is $15 a day, with a 10 per net discount for gallery members. • Family Art Saturday is on Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3

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James taking no prisoners at Sagebrush Ron James is heading back to Kamloops for another night of his unique and often selfdeprecating humour. James, who has starts RON JAMES his Take No Prisoners tour on May 3 in Vernon, will be in Kamloops on May 4 at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are $53 to $56, plus any applicable service charges, and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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For this one, she’s lined up her favourite Kamloops vocalists, including Renea Denis of Blackdog Blue, Dave Coalmine of Bluesfoot, Matt Stanley of Matt Stanley and the Destroyers, Dodie Goldney and Hilliard. Backing them will be Ed Hilliard, Terry Strudwick and Steve Soucy. Weeks said only one performer she asked to take part declined, a testament not only to the Kamloops music scene but to the respect they have for songs like Night Moves, Still the Same, Against the Wind and Like a Rock, among many more that came from the Michigan boy since he created the Decibels in 1961. It wasn’t until The Silver Bullet Band was formed that Seger started to find some success, hitting the big time by 1976 with Night Moves. Weeks said the show will have rocking moments that she expects will pack the dance floor and quieter ballads that might just see the slow dancers rise. And, yes, someone will be singing Old Time Rock & Roll — it just won’t be her. Tickets are $25 in advance or

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Global film fest at TRU By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

The second annual Kamloops Global Film Festival begins on Thursday, Feb. 6, and continues to Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower Building at Thompson Rivers University. The festival, sponsored by the World Community Development Education Society and the Kamloops Global Awareness Network, features 16 short and feature-length documentaries on subjects including environmental issues, food security, fair trade, social justice and sustainable development Films include More Than Honey, which looks at the decimation of bees; Fire in the Blood, which focuses on a coalition that fought to stop blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa; Stand, on the Northern Gateway pipeline; and Last

Solar Mamas, a documentary about women and poverty, is one of the films being shown at this year’s Kamloops Global Film Festival.

Chance, the stories of five asylum seekers who fled their homelands to come to Canada and the problems they encountered when they claimed refugee status. Tickets are $5 a day or $10 for the three days. Tickets can be bought at the theatre during the festival.

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Hedley et al ready to rock ISC Interior Savings Centre will be filled with music on Sunday, Feb. 16, as four bands — including headliner Hedley — take the stage. Opening acts include: Danny Fernandes, Shawn Desman’s younger brother and a dance-pop singer whose discography includes a new take on a Mr. Mister song with Fly Again (Broken Wings); JRDN, who combines rhythm and bluyes with soul and includes in his repertoire Cant Choose (with Kardinall Offishall); and Alyssa Reid, an 18-year-old now heard on the radio with her take on the Heart song Alone. Hedley, a band that started out in Abbotsford, has been nominated for and won many awards since it started in 2004. Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $64.50 plus taxes and service charges. Go online to livenation.com for more information.

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HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY RETIREMENT: Dennis Pedersen was in good spirits during his last shift at Cooper’s Foods in Valleyview on Friday, Jan. 31. After 40 years of working his way up from the meat department to general manager of Overwaitea Food Group, Pedersen is retiring. Dave Eagles/KTW

After four decades, Dennis checks out one last time By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER adam@kamloopsthisweek.com

When he was 14 years old, Dennis Pedersen decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Aage Pedersen was a meat cutter by trade and helped his son get his start at Kamloops Meat. When Dennis was 15, his father encouraged him to get on with one of the bigger chain stores, where Aage foresaw the future in the business. It was that decision that began Pedersen’s 40-year career with Cooper’s Foods and the Overwaitea Food Group. “He always said, ‘Be loyal to the company you work for, work hard and good opportunities come to good people,’” Pedersen said, recalling his father’s lesson. “That’s just the kind of the values I’ve stuck with. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunities I’ve had.” Friday, Jan. 31, was Pedersen’s final day as Cooper’s general manager and he went back to where it all began — the Valleyview Cooper’s store — to say goodbye. Customers came out in droves, saying

goodbye and telling stories about the grocer who had grown up bagging their groceries. Marc Patterson, who was at Cooper’s taking photos of Pedersen with customers on Friday, said the number of people who came out to say goodbye was truly unbelievable. “It hasn’t stopped,” he said. “It’s been pretty cool . . . and kind of exciting because the happiness that comes with it is pretty fun.” Pedersen has been overwhelmed by emails, phone calls and text messages wishing him well in his retirement. He said it brought back a lot of memories of his time with the company.

“I think what comes to mind are the customers and the relationships that you built with the customers and the relationships with the team that you work with,” Pedersen said. Being a part of the Cooper’s family has allowed him to connect with Kamloops residents and their communities. “That’s what Kamloops is all about. Even though we may have 100,000 people here, it’s those connections you have with the council, the business environment,” he said. “You cherish that.” In his retirement, Pedersen will be honing his golf swing and spending a little more time on Shuswap Lake. He will also use the

time to catch up with his family — wife Brenda and daughters Stacey and Tiffany — after years of being on the road for a demanding career. That’s not to say it wasn’t fun. And, while the grocery business has changed in the four decades Pedersen has been involved — he remembers working at the store when cash registers had to be cranked by hand and price tags were applied with an ink stamper — the values his father taught him all those years ago still ring true. “The thing that hasn’t changed is that customer interaction, is actually knowing the customer by their first name,” Pedersen said.

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“What’s your favourite car?” It’s a common enough question, often asked of automotive journalists who, like me, have driven a variety of vehicles over the years — over a thousand different cars and trucks the last time I counted. And the people asking are usually surprised to hear that a minivan has made it onto my short list. But, really, can you name a more practical, more economical, more versatile vehicle? Sliding into the driver’s seat of a Dodge Grand Caravan seat feels a little like coming home for me. Sure, this 2014 model has come a long way from its K-car beginnings, a steady evolution that has culminated with the 30th anniversary model lineup that Chrysler Canada is celebrating this year. But, even this latest version reminds me of our own early90s Chrysler minivan — a Plymouth Grand Voyager, to be exact. It brings to mind memories and miles shared by our growing family at the time, from infant seats to adolescence, from weekend trips to the cottage to the longer treks to Florida’s sunbelt, the roomy confines, the luggage space and the blessing of separate benches (Mom, he’s bugging me!) to keep the peace. And the daily drives,

the commutes, getting groceries, soccer games, dance classes, baseball games, birthday party busing, class trips, lumber runs and even occasional moving chores. The long list of the versatile abilities that Canadian families have depended on for three decades has kept Chrysler’s lineup of made-in-Canada minivans on top of the family transport niche for each of the past 30 years, with global sales still chugging merrily along, well on their way to the 14 million mark. “And with nearly six of every 10 minivans sold in Canada, Chrysler Group continues to lead the minivan segment, by offering consumers exceptional content like class leading horsepower, class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go Seating, beautiful craftsmanship and segment-leading that fits every type of budget,” according to Reid Bigland, president and CEO, Chrysler Canada. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan lineup begins with the under$20K Canada Value Package and its respectable equipment list, starting with three rows of seating that includes a 60/40 split-folding rear Stow ‘n Go rear seat that folds into the floor or can be reversed for tailgate seating. Other standard items include quad halogen headlamps, tilt/telescopic steering with audio and cruise buttons, power locks, power front windows, power heated mirrors, keyless

As tested, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus adds an optional Blacktop Package with an all-black interior accented with silver trim highlights and with silver stitching marking the unique black cloth seats.

entry, three 12V power outlets, dual-zone air conditioning, overhead console and dual glove boxes, a Uconnect 130 multimedia four-speaker audio system and a full suite of dynamic and safety features — six airbags, four-wheel ABS disc braking with brake assist, electronic stability control with all-speed traction control, trailer sway control and an enhanced accident response system. Customers can build from that base level with a graduated number of Dodge Grand Caravan model choices, culminating with the R/T version (or even higher with the Chrysler Town & Country premium minivan). The Customer Preferred Package 29G ($4,200) in this vehicle adds a floor console, sunscreen glass and, most importantly, the second-row Stow ‘N Go fold-into-the-floor bucket seats, a worthwhile

option that compliments the folding third-row and really optimizes the Grand Caravan’s seating versatility. That was vividly brought home to us on one particular trip when we used a Grand Caravan as a mini-RV through the Rockies with an air mattress bed over the stowed seats, as a moving van for our son when we arrived in Vancouver and, with the seats back up, as an airport shuttle, family vehicle and touring bus for the rest of the trip. On this particular 2014 model, however, a number of other packages boost the content level and cost, including a Blacktop package ($1,395) that pimps this ride with three-zone air conditioning, fog lamps, silver stitching on unique black cloth seats and on the leather wrapping of the shift knob and steering wheel, a gloss black grille, black headlamps

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and blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels. Under the hood, our 2014 SXT Plus tester harnesses the same engine common to all Dodge Grand Caravans, an award-winning 3.6litre VVT V6 Pentastar engine making a bestin-class 283 horse power at 6,400 R.P.M. and 260 pound-feet of torque peaking at 4,400 R.P.M. This engine pulls with quiet assurance, offering plenty of grunt and ability, regardless of load. It hauls up to speed quickly and will tow up to 1,633 kilograms (3,600 pounds) with the trailer tow package. The engine is mated to a six-speed overdrive automatic transmission. Engine revs often seem to barely budge past idle, the motor spinning at a leisurely 1,000 R.P.M. as you putter about town. Even at highway speeds, the tach needle

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The line of Bentley Motors furniture is being expanded with pieces like the Minister Sofa available in leather or fabric.

The Pope’s hawg is going up for sale. The 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide that was presented to Pope Francis last year will be auctioned off for charity on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Bentley’s ‘Home Collection’ Pope’s Harley-Davidson for sale makes debut at Paris show Bentley Motors will present its range of luxury home and executive furniture at the Maison & Objet fair in Paris, designed and manufactured in collaboration with Luxury Living Group, one of Europe’s leading furniture makers. The collection is inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterize the interiors of all Bentley models. After the successful launch of a capsule collection last year, which anticipated some of the new features, the range has been expanded and developed by the architect Carlo Colombo with Daniele Ceccomori, Bentley’s head of product design.

Appearing at the fair among the special designs labels, the suite of furniture and accessories offers exclusive items for home and office. Based in Forlì, Italy, Luxury Living Group specializes in the production and distribution of luxury furniture — combining the highest quality craftsmanship with a rigorous aesthetic sensibility which links Bentley’s inherent qualities of heritage and tradition, exclusivity and style, with the most technical and architectural aspects of furniture design. The colour palette is natural, featuring mocha, cognac, taupe, quartz, grey and ice, flanking variations of purple-red, burgun-

dy, brick red or blue. The combinations exalt the use of tactile leather and sensuous textiles. Hints of male attire, pinstripe or hound’s-tooth, are introduced into sophisticated velvets and the lightest of cashmeres, crafted with three-dimensional patterns. Utilized in the upholstery, they are also woven as novel and precious carpets — handknotted, made of fine wools, silk or pashmina — as well as refined blankets hemmed in mink. Finely crafted leather upholstery — with its signature quilted diamond pattern or elegant padded texture — further enhances the collection’s pieces.

The Pope’s hawg is going up for sale. To mark the 110th anniversary of the motorcycle brand, Pope Francis was presented with the 1,585-cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide in June 2013. Now, in what is a rare and exceptional opportunity, the machine is to be auctioned for charity by Bonhams at the Grand Palais on Thursday, Feb. 6. The sale, which is taking place as part of Retromobile Week, will see the motorcycle raise funds for Caritas Roma, which works on behalf of the Roman Catholic church to support those in need around the world. It was donated to the charity by Pope Francis, who is famous for his work with the poor and his preference for modest modes of transport. Keeping charity and transport at

Mobil 1 to connect with race fans in Toronto This year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo will mark the eighth consecutive year that Mobil 1 will be an exhibitor at Canada’s

only motorsportsoriented trade and fan show. The CME takes place Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9,

in Toronto. Over the years, the Mobil 1 booth at the CME has featured a wide variety of vehicles representing

the diverse Canadian motorsport scene, including stock cars, sprint cars, sports cars and even a 1,800-hp diesel pulling truck.

the forefront of his mind, the HarleyDavidson, which has an estimated value between 12,000 and 15,000 euros, is to be sold with no reserve in aid of Caritas Roma. Funds raised by the sale will go towards the renovation of the charity’s Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen based at Rome’s Termini railway station. The hostel opened 30 years ago to help the homeless, jobless and the poor, and the money raised by the Harley Davidson’s sale will allow it to continue to provide food and accommodation to more than 1,000 people in need every day. Signed on the tank by his Holiness at a special ceremony at the Vatican in November, the machine is also offered with a certificate of conformity from HarleyDavidson.

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Nanny needed for March start date 4 and 5yr 24hr a week guaranteed Mon/Tue/Thurs Require vehicle Call (250) 574-3787 for details.

Medical/Dental

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.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Employment

Services

Sales

Alternative Health

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.

Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION Labourers & carpenters needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796. JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road 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 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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Please apply in person at 555 W. Columbia St. Rooftop Lounge

FULL TIME COMPANY TOWN DRIVER WAREHOUSE WORKER We are a growing, progressive and well respected carrier specializing in the transportation of perishable and dry freight, since 1957. We are looking for an individual to support our Founding Values for future success at our Kamloops Terminal. We are currently looking for a Full-Time Company Line Driver. Requires a Class 1 license, must be able to drive at night and be available for various shifts We offer a competitive wage package commensurate with experience. Please drop off resume, cover letter and abstract to: 940 Camosun Cres, Kamloops, BC V2C 6G2 or Fax (250) 372-3301, Attn: Don Stuart.

Mind Body Spirit

Financial Services

Relax and unwind with a full body massage for appointment couples welcome (250) 682-1802

DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

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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/Tutoring

Education/Tutoring

Education/Tutoring

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Health Care Assistant Fully certified in 24 weeks

Apply now for March Small classes A rewarding career Grads are well-respected in the health care industry More information: SONadvisor@tru.ca For Application Package: Admissions at 250-828-5036

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MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT 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.

00 3 lines PLUS TAX

Add an extra line for only $10

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

Services

Health Products

Work Wanted

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

Services

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Services

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Financial Services

Stucco/Siding

$200 & Under

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Ornate dark brushed metal head board and frame dbl/qun $175obo 250-828-0090

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

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 Req’d. 250-372-9944.

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

Open Houses

North Shore 2bdrm no pets close to mall and bus. (250) 554-4996 Priv. fully-contained Bachelor in Knutsford. 10 min from mall $650/mo incl util 372-5365

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

$300 & Under

Fitness/Exercise

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

WE will pay you to exercise!

$500 & Under

Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 3 issues a week!

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

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

Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classiďŹ eds for one week for FREE?

Call our ClassiďŹ ed Department for details!

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

Landscaping Only $120/month

*some restrictions apply

Pets

Acreage for Sale

Firewood/Fuel

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

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

TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.81/week, we will place your classiďŹ ed ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949

Call 250-371-4949

classiďŹ eds@kamloopsthisweek.com *some restrictions apply.

Plumbing PICKERING PLUMBING & HEATING INC New Home Construction & Custom Home Installations * Hot Water Tanks* * In Àoor Heating* *Plumbing Renovations* Water Treatment & Much More

Real Estate

250-371-4949

Run your 1x1 semi display classiďŹ ed in every issue of Kamloops This Week classiďŹ eds@kamloopsthisweek.com

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

Pets & Livestock

PETS For Sale?

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Misc. Wanted

SAMOYED PUPPIES Beautiful Healthy CKC reg’d show quality 8 weeks $1000 pjwarden@telus.net 250-335-3072

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.

250-318-9061

2 SETS golf clubs with carts 1 left handed 1 right handed $200 for all (250) 372-8147

Livestock

Livestock

       

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10 / ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Sauna Inferred 4 person cedar great cond. Assemble from 8 panels $1100 (250) 579-2685

FARM SERVICES

Houses For Sale

Run Till Rented “Read All About It� 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 - Some Restrictions Apply

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

CALL 250-371-4949

The Heart of Your Community

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

Houses For Sale

Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

 

ONLINE Under the Real Estate Tab

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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Merchandise for Sale

$200 & Under

Apt/Condos for Sale

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ONLINE

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Houses For Sale

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

CALL 250-682-0312

RIVIERA VILLA 1&2/BDRM Suites

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

Table & 6 chairs $150, 3 seat sofa $250, 2 book cases $30, 3ft tower fan $25, Vacuum cleaner $500, all like new (250) 376-1656 WASHING machine Hot Point,com $375, 4 place dinner setting Blossom Time $900, 250-374-1252

OPEN HOUSE Feb 8, 1:30-4:30. 3 Bed/1.5 Bath MLS# X2787030 41 - 1570 FreshďŹ eld Rd. 250-299-4949

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1bdrm apt for rent in Logan Lake Avail Feb 15, $600 n/p 250-376-2439 /250-320-4870 1bdrm incl f/s/w/d heat, $660 Down Town 55+ building Avail Feb 1st (250) 314-6842

Acacia Tower

343 Nicola Street 1bdrm and bachelor suites starting @$645 per month includes utilities adult building no pets no smoking 1 year lease

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 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 (250) 376-2688

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

Homes for Rent 2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 2 Bdrm n/p/s RV parking, newly reno’d $1000mo+ dd unďŹ n basement 250-828-0740 3bdrm Aberdeen 1 1/2bth rec rm, dbl car port n/p, ref req $1500+util avail now573-3707 4 Bdrm a/c Lower Sahali, close to Tru/shop $1650mo ref’s req’d 250-372-7695 ASHCROFT: SW Mobile: 2 bdrm, 1 bath. New S/F, A/C, W/D. 55 and older $650/mon. N/S Small pet ok 250-3956533 or 250-395-2906. Lakefront Hefey Lake 3bdrm f/s, w/d no pets, n/s $1200+util Avail now (250) 578-7529

Rooms for Rent BC Best Buy ClassiďŹ ed’s Place your classiďŹ ed ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information

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

Shared Accommodation TRY A CLASSIFIED AD

Commercial/ Industrial

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

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LOGAN LAKE 1 bdrm main oor. $650/mon. Partly furnished. NS, Avail. immed. 250-395-2906/250-395-6533.

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

HOMES FOR SALE - COMMUNITIES IN KAMLOOPS

Available rural location. Horse? $500 util incl n/s Can be furn.school bus 374-2774 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 TRU student looking for roommate private bth $500 util incl cls to TRU (250) 319-2395

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm N/Shore util incld shrd landry sep ent close to bus n/s n/p $750 DD 250-682-1653 1BDRM Schubert Dr. np/ns, refs reqd. $1100/mo incld utils +cable, shd w/d 250-554-7714 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 Spacious new 2bdrm suite Batchelor area furn or un/furn 5appl view all util f/p, n/s, n/p $1299 avail now 571-2806

Suites, Upper

SALES OFFICE - 7510 DALLAS DR. w w w . e a g l e h o m e s . c a

250-573-2278

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

TOWNHOUSES 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

318-4321 lilacgardens@gmail.com NO PETS

Transportation

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


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Transportation

Transportation

Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal

Trucks & Vans

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Cars - Domestic 1993 Pontiac Sunbird Good reliable car driven by senior $1500obo

Call 250-312-3164 97 Green Chrysler Intrepid auto 4dr excellent condition $2300 call Diane778-470-2875

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949

1984 Chevy Short Box. $3500 obo (250) 573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. Must See! 1986 GMC 4x4 1/2 ton v8 auto $3000 phone between 5pm & 8:30pm ONLY 250-377-8702 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

*some restrictions apply call for details

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

Motorcycles

SHOP LOCALLY

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

Legal

SHOP LOCALLY

Legal Notices

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

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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 to Creditors and Others” Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Gail Cecilia Muir that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor c/o Epp Cates Oien, Barristers and Solicitors, 300125 4th Avenue, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 3N3, on or before March 7, 2014, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

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

1ST CHOICE

KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS Sexy, fun, accommodating, & discreet.

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).

Legal Notices

Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.

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250-572-3623 Attractive fun, blond provides full body massages and more. Ph 250-376-5319 9am-11pm First Class Escorts formerly Curves of Brazil, wide variety of ladies, hiring 250-851-1777

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

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