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Driver who killed pedestrian awaits his fate By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
The fate of a Kamloops man accused of driving into and killing a woman in a downtown crosswalk in 2012 is now in the hands of a judge. Donald Charles Isadore stood trial this week in Kamloops provincial court on two Motor Vehicle Act charges and one criminal count of driving while disqualified. The 63-year-old was charged after Valerie Brook was struck and killed in the crosswalk at Sixth Avenue and Victoria Street on Nov. 21, 2012. Brook, 66, was walking across Victoria Street on a green light while Isadore was turning left from Sixth Avenue toward Hotel 540. RCMP Cpl. Jason Reader, a forensic collision re-constructionist, told court Brook was thrown between 6.9 metres and 9.5 metres (22.5 to 31 feet) after she was struck. He said that distance means the truck that struck her was travelling somewhere between 23 km/h and 40 km/h.
Reader told court he found no sign of braking prior to the area of impact. Taking the stand in his own defence, Isadore said he didn’t see Brook until it was too late to brake, blaming the dark and rainy conditions. Isadore has a lengthy history of driving offences — particularly driving while prohibited. On Nov. 2, 2012, less than three weeks before Brook was killed, Isadore was handed a 30-day jail sentence and fined $500 for a separate driving-whileprohibited conviction, which also saw him placed on a two-year driving ban. In 2011, he was jailed for 14 days for another driving-while-prohibited conviction. He is also facing two counts each of driving while prohibited and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified dating back to separate incidents a short time after Brooks’ death — on Jan. 4, 2013, and Jan. 9, 2013. Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame has reserved her decision. Lawyers are slated to return to court on Feb. 13 to set a date for sentencing.
Sixty-six-year-old Valerie Brook was in this crosswalk at Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue on Nov. 21, 2012, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by Donald Charles Isadore. The 63-year-old man was jailed for driving while prohibited before Brook’s death and was charged twice with driving while prohibited after the fatal incident. KTW file photo
7-Eleven pleads guilty to selling tobacco to minors By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
For the first time in the convenience store’s history in B.C., 7-Eleven has been convicted of selling tobacco to a minor — the result of three undercover operations by the Interior Health Authority at the same Kamloops location. A corporate lawyer representing 7-Eleven Canada was in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday, Feb. 4, to plead guilty to one count of selling tobacco
to a minor. Court heard the 7-Eleven store on Seymour Street in downtown Kamloops was targeted in early 2013 by the health authority’s tobaccoenforcement division. Underage purchasers — between 16 and 17 years of age, court heard — were sent into the store to buy flavoured tobacco products. The store was the subject of undercover buys by minors three times — once in January and twice in June.
Staff at the 7-Eleven store in downtown Kamloops sold tobacco products to minors, resuting in a fine. Dave Eagles/KTW
Court heard there were no “clean checks” — instances in which IHA minors were turned down — during that same time frame. Interior Health Authority tobaccoenforcement officer
Stan Thiessen said 7-Eleven agreed to plead guilty on a number of conditions, including a promise by authorities the chain’s tobacco licence would not be revoked. The fine was also
reduced to $100 from $575, with the remaining $475 going to the Kamloops-Thompson school district to create a tobacco-education kit, court was told. Lauren Cook, 7-Eleven’s lawyer, said the incidents involved cashier error. “We’re all human,” she said. “I can only assume that the sales associates are making honest mistakes.
“Some of these are just human elements that are coming into play.” Cook said the regional manager and store manager responsible for the Seymour Street location were reprimanded by the company. She also said the store has increased its training for staff. The guilty plea is just the second time a Canadian 7-Eleven store has been found guilty of a tobacco-related offence, court heard, with the other instance taking place more
than a decade ago in Saskatchewan. Thiessen said the reason for that is the chain’s “big brother” — corporate lawyers who quash charges in court. Cook said 7-Eleven has been to court about 80 times in Canada for tobacco offences. Based in Surrey, 7-Eleven Canada operates nearly 500 stores across the country. All 7-Eleven locations in Canada are corporateowned. There are more than 50,000 7-Eleven locations worldwide.
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Lottery Corp. head says city will remain HQ By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER
Jim Lightbody, the BCLC’s interim CEO, said it is important that Kamloops remains “the centre of our organization.” Dave Eagles/ KTW
Under Graydon’s near-six-year watch, a number of senior executives were moved to the east Vancouver office. The interim CEO also met with Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar, who delivered a message on the importance of maintaining key operations here. “We’ve seen a leak-
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and another 20 per cent in the field at casinos. Lightbody was named interim CEO after the sudden resignation last week of Michael Graydon. Lightbody said Graydon is expected to make known in a few days where he has moved in the private sector.
Gateway Casinos and Entertainment wants to move its Lake City Casino to the former Rona building in Versatile from downtown, Lightbody said the BCLC is not directly involved in that deci-
The B.C. Lottery Corporation’s interim CEO has pledged to maintain Kamloops as the headquarters for the Crown corporation. But, in an interview with KTW on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Jim Lightbody said where the eventual head of the BCLC resides will be a personal decision, as well as a direction from the board of directors. “It’s important the Kamloops office remains the centre of our organization,” Lightbody said, noting the city is home to the headquarters, in addition to being the “technical backbone.” Functions in Kamloops include legal and finance operations. About 50 per cent of workers with the BCLC work out of Kamloops, with one-third in the east Vancouver office
age of executive positions to the Coast,” Milobar acknowledged. “I’d love to see the executive and president here.” Despite that desire, Milobar said the city’s central focus is ensuring the majority of workers and technical operations remain in Kamloops. “Overall, we’ve done quite well with him [Graydon] here,” Milobar said. “They’ve expanded the technical and security side. “We’re hard-pressed to say we’ve been treated badly.” Based in the Lower Mainland, Lightbody has been with the BCLC for 13 years, 10 of them running the lottery side of the business. Discussion of an improved casino for the city also came up in talks with the city this week. While speculation is operator
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KAMLOOPS BUDGET 2014
City council faces many spending decisions By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
First-round planning for a performing-arts centre, a refrigerated outdoor skating rink and a second RCMP officer devoted to domestic-violence cases are on this year’s wish list for Kamloops city council to consider. If passed in full, the 2014 list of supplemental budget items — encompassing requests from city staff, neighbourhood associations and members of the public who came out to fall budget meetings — would add an extra $44 to the property-tax bill of the average Kamloops homeowner. At present, finance director Sally Edwards said the city is looking at a 1.87 per cent tax increase, which would add about $32 to the average homeowner’s bill. Councillors had their first chance to ask questions about this year’s wish list on Tuesday, Feb. 4, but won’t make any decisions about the items until March 25.
Even with no vote riding on the day’s discussion, a few items proved contentious. Several councillors questioned a $260,000 price tag for preliminary planning for a new performing-arts centre. The money would go to fund various studies and plans that would help the city select a suitable site for the centre. CAO David Trawin said the city hopes to have land identified by March, but said it would be risky to get the ball rolling on a purchase agreement until staff knows what the spacial and logistical requirements are to make the site work. Also included in the sum are preliminary studies that would come after a site is selected, including plans to demolish any buildings already on site. Coun. Nancy Bepple said the city ought to split up the studies so councillors could vote to spend $130,000 on work that can be done without a piece of land picked out in 2014, with the rest of the work put off until 2015. Coun. Marg Spina also balked at the sum.
“What I think we should do is, as we need the money we should plan for it,” she said. “If we don’t have the land in hand, looking at pre-demolition costs and things like that is premature.” Parks, recreation and cultural services director Byron McCorkell said it’s unlikely the preliminary work on the centre would cost the city as much as it is budgeting, but said having the full amount of money available will allow staff to keep working on the project if it gathers momentum this year. By the time council votes on the items, a few unknown issues should be cleared up, Edwards said. The city still doesn’t know what projects it will be allowed to pay for using $2.4 million in unallocated gas tax money. If the federal government allows communities to pay for recreation projects using the funds, some items, including the performing-arts centre studies, could go ahead without affecting property taxes.
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS: A sampling from this year’s city budget wish list • New RCMP officer, $74,060: Half a year’s salary for a new officer, who would start work July 1. The new officer would become the second member of the Kamloops RCMP’s domestic-violence unit, which targets high-risk cases and works to prevent further escalation of violence. The unit will also focus on sex workers and other vulnerable women in the city. • More transit, $110,000 in 2015 and $355,000 in 2016: Transit planner Erin Felker said the city would use its 6,000 new hours of service and three additional buses to improve service on routes 7 and 8. Felker said route 7, which serves Aberdeen, Thompson Rivers University and the Sahali commercial area, is “overloaded” at present, while additional hours on route 8 would allow the city
to extend service to Guerin Creek. The new service would take effect in September 2015. BC Transit needs a decision this year so it can order buses if needed. • Riverside Park upgrades, $50,000: Blocking off the portion of the Rivers Trail that runs under the CN Bridge has become a latespring tradition in Kamloops. Parks staff want to build a wall along the oftflooded section of trail to keep it open yearround. • Active-transportation projects, $250,000: Not a request to spend, but to save. The city would set aside double this amount annually starting in 2015, earmarked for projects in Kamloops’ active-transportation plan. The cash could eventually fund an overpass on Summit Drive, trail connections in Peterson
Creek Park or other projects to improve pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the city. • Outdoor artificial skating rink plan, $20,000: No, that’s not the cost of the actual rink, which parks, recreation and cultural services director Byron McCorkell puts somewhere around a cool $1 million. The $20,000 would cover preliminary costs — like figuring out where to put the rink and coming up with a possible design. Right now, staff like Riverside Park best for a location, McCorkell said, and are considering a range of design options that include an Olympic oval and a skating trail system. • Dog-park upgrades, $35,000: Juniper Ridge is angling of a park for pooches in 2014 and users of existing parks are asking for more separation of big and little dogs, as well
as improved lighting, benches, fencing and toys. • Family washroom in Riverside Park, $120,000: The unisex washroom would make it easier for people who require assistance to use the washroom to bring an opposite-gender caregiver or spouse with them. The city has spent the last year searching for a washroom setup that wouldn’t alarm the Kamloops RCMP, which means a more expensive setup than the usual small room with door. • Home for Clover, $250,000: A contribution from the city in 2014 would allow the B.C. Wildlife Park to get its Kermode bear exhibit up and running by this summer. Another $150,000 in 2015 would help the park build a viewing platform and interpretive centre to further showcase the rare blond black bear.
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LOCAL NEWS Education Minister Peter Fassbender appeared at a press conference at the provincial legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, Feb. 4, to announce his B.C. Liberal government’s intention to appeal a B.C. Supreme Court ruling ordering a return to 2002 classroom rules. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said the latest ruling could potentially cost the B.C. government more than $1 billion. Tom Fletcher/KTW
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The B.C. government will appeal a B.C. Supreme Court ruling ordering a return to 2002 classroom rules. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said the latest ruling could potentially cost the B.C. government more than $1 billion, which he called “completely unaffordable for taxpayers.” But the appeal will focus on Justice Susan Griffin’s interpretation of constitutional rights in union negotiations. “Governments have to be able to govern,” Fassbender said, adding that no other province has such restrictions on school organization. “Most importantly, if the real goal is to benefit students, decades of academic research has shown that blanket reductions in class size are of little benefit,” he said. The dispute revolves around the government’s unilateral removal of class size and support staff rules from the BCTF contract in 2002. In her first ruling in 2011, Griffin gave the government a year to remove the offending legislation and negotiate class size and specialist teacher support as a working condition for teachers. Griffin’s second ruling came Jan. 28, ordering $2 million in damages to be paid to the BCTF for what she described as bargaining in bad faith, and striking down parts of the latest legislation. Jason Karpuk, president of the
Kamloops-Thompson Teachers Association, said the decision was not surprising, but he is disappointed. Karpuk said the judge was clear in her ruling that “what they [the provincial government ] did is illegal” and questioned the appeal decision as “throwing good money after bad. Why don’t they putt that money back into the classroom?” Karpuk said comments he has heard that class-size caps in place in 2002 were firm are wrong. “We had flexibility. It was left to the teachers on the ground so, if they needed to make changes, they could do it.” He said Fassbender’s statement the ruling only benefits the BCTF and not students is short-sighted and the minister’s estimate the ruling, if it fails on appeal, would cost B.C. more than $1 billion is inflated. “There are ways this could have been dealt with and the BCTF and the government could negotiate to make the changes,” Karpuk said. “I think what the judge’s intent was to get the two sides together again and talking about it.” B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker estimated that 6,600 teachers would have to be hired to bring B.C. class sizes up to the Canadian average. In Surrey school district alone, there should be 18 teacher librarians, 19 teacher-counsellors, 51 more specialist education teachers and 80 English language teachers, he said. “We want to negotiate a deal at the bargaining table,” Iker said.
“We hope that the government comes and bargains with us in good faith – that’s so important – but we all know that to achieve an agreement, government has to bring the necessary funding to make that deal happen.” Fassbender said talks over the past year have included class size and specialist support. “We’ve increased supports for students with special needs, including a 36 per cent increase in the number of full-time education assistants,” he said. “Average class sizes are near historical lows of 19.3 students for kindergarten, 21.5 for grades one to three, 25.7 for grades four to seven, and 23.0 for grades eight to 12. To put that in perspective, in 1970 the average class size was 42.” Fassbender said the ministry’s “learning improvement fund,” established after Griffin’s first ruling, dedicated $210 million toward the disputed class supports. It funded 500 new teachers, 400 new special education assistants and increased hours for another 7,400 assistants, he said. NDP education critic Rob Fleming said the government shouldn’t be challenging the court ruling. “The onus is on the government to put out an olive branch to the teaching profession,” he said. As for the impact the appeal decision will have on negotiations now taking place, Karpuk said he has no idea what that might look like. “I had hoped we could bargain for a collective agreement. Now, I don’t know what will happen.”
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School-closure talk will continue on Feb. 17 By Dale Bass
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School trustees will return to dealing with possible school closures and changes to catchment areas when they meet again on Monday, Feb. 17. A report on the many changes Kamloops-Thompson School District administrators feel are necessary prompted many questions when trustees met this week. Supt. Terry Sullivan said he will take the next two weeks to prepare answers. Other administrators will meet with staff at Stuart Wood elementary, the school targeted for closure by 2016. Sullivan told trustees nothing is carved in stone, noting there are many variables that could affect the plan or the timeline. “But, we have to start the plan,” he said. It includes assigning graduating Pacific Way elementary students to Sa-Hali secondary; consolidating Beattie School of the Arts’ elementary and secondary students and staff in its secondary-school location; monitoring enrolment at Westsyde and Dallas elementary
schools, with an eye to catchment adjustments; studying the feasibility of expanding the French-immersion program; and closing Stuart Wood and assigning the staff and students to the McGill Road school now housing Beattie’s elementary students. The proposal sparked concerns from trustees about a potential lack of an elementary school downtown. Sullivan noted the catchment area for Stuart Wood extends to the Summit Connector and Valleyview interchange, an area that includes the Beattie School of the Arts McGill property, pointing out it could be argued the site is in the downtown area. Sullivan said it was clear during public meetings in 2010 parents of Beattie students want the original plan of a kindergarten-to-Grade-12 single school site. Because Stuart Wood is owned by the city and leased by the school district, significant notice would have to be provided, Sullivan said. While he is sensitive to the role Stuart Wood has in the downtown area and of the historical significance of the
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building, Sullivan said it is inadequate for school purposes. He said moving to McGill would provide students with a more modern school, a better gym and more opportunities for programming. Demographical studies are showing a trend away from schools in the core area of cities, Sullivan said. “The high school I went to had 2,700 students and our archrival was right across the road,” he said of his Maritime hometown. “Now, it’s a hole in the ground and my school is empty.” Trustee Annette Glover believes a downtown, particularly
one with housing-infill projects proceeding, needs to have an English-speaking school and asked if the programming at Lloyd George elementary, a French-immersion school, could be moved to McGill instead, with Stuart Wood students then moving to the Pine Street school. Sullivan replied the board can consider any changes it wants, but needs to address ongoing enrolment issues. He said predictions made in the past that enrolment would start to stabilize by 2013 have proven accurate, noting elementary enrolment is increasing. “We will never go back to the 4,000 students we’ve lost,” he said, predicting enrolment will increase by about 600 by 2018. The other enrolment issue is at South Kamloops secondary, which is well over its capacity of about 1,100 students. It uses part of the building housing Beattie secondary and those students need to be brought back into
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February 6 Kim Juniper - Developing Environmental Monitoring Technologies Ahead of Deep Sea Mining
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SKSS’s building for other parts of the plan to go ahead. Sullivan said portables are also an option to bring those students back within the SKSS body. Trustee Denise
Harper asked if there is any interest in having a single-track Frenchimmersion school on the North Shore, a question Sullivan said is one he hopes those studying that program’s feasibility will consider.
He noted, however, that with a dual-track French immersion with English classes, the French classes were always full while the English classes were multi-level due to lower enrolment.
School District No. 73 KAMLOOPS/THOMPSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 73 [KAMLOOPS/THOMPSON] If you are interested in enrolling your child in a Program of Choice for September 2014, you are invited to attend
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Registration in French Immersion and Schools of Choice is dependent upon available space The Henry Grube Education Centre is located at 245 Kitchener Crescent Registration for these sessions is not required
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:30 pm, NorKam Secondary School NorKam Trades and Technology Program Civil Engineering Sampler • Commercial Driver Training Program Construction Trades Sampler • Industrial Resume Certiﬁcation Program Mechanical Trades Sampler • Mining Technology Diploma NorKam Secondary School: International Baccalaureate • Restaurant Training Program Hairdressing Program Participants interested in the hairdressing program should reserve a seat by calling 250-376-3133. Brock Middle School: Aquatics Academy • Dance Academy • Hockey Academy • Soccer Academy Sa-Hali Secondary School: DigiPen Program
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A6 THURSDAY, February 6, 2014
Ajax’s junior partner makes personnel moves By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER
A shakeup at the junior partner of the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen in Kamloops reflects the fact the company is no longer in the driver’s seat, Abacus’s new chairman and CEO told KTW. Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp. announced James Excell — the mining executive and metallurgical engineer who headed the company when it made its plans public to open a mine here — has left the operation. Chairman Thomas McKeever will also step down, but remain as a director. In their place, current director and Vancouver mining industry veteran Michael McInnis will act both as chairman and CEO of Abacus. He was most recently president and CEO of True Gold Mining, where he will now act as vicechairman. McInnis said Excell and McKeever were coaxed out of semiretirement to develop the project. But, after a deal with KGHM left Abacus with only 20 per cent control, their expertise was no longer needed. Abacus retains a 20 per cent interest in the proposed Ajax mine. It sold majority control of the deposit to Poland’s KGHM in 2010 for $37 million. KGHM later exercised its rights to take an 80 per cent interest. The Polish company is also a minority shareholder in Abacus itself, holding about seven per cent of the shares in mid-2013. “Through a series of events, KGHM took over and they had the right to do that,” McInnis said. The company underwent a strategic review to determine if it could strike a deal with offshore smelters to sell its share of concentrate directly if the mine were approved through
James Excell has left Abacus, though the company retains a 20 per cent stake in the proposed Ajax mne.
the harmonized federalprovincial comprehensive environmental assessment. “We wanted to see if there might be an arrangement to monetize our interest… . “The basic message [from smelting companies] was, ‘You’re not far enough along that we need to move today.’”
Abacus has $50 million held in trust from the deal it made with KGHM to begin financing its share of the $800-million project. Under terms of the deal, KGHM must advance remainder of the funds from future mine revenues. KGHM Ajax announced in August 2013 it is revising its
mine plan to look at a larger pit and moving its infrastructure south. It has said it expects to file its application with the federal and provincial governments this year. Since the deal with KGHM, shares for Abacus have languished to about one-quarter the value. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, they were trading at eight cents per share. McInnis said part of his responsibility is to monitor progress of the project and report to Abacus shareholders. “KGHM is doing a good job. There’s always people with different opinions and points of view,” he said of local opposition to the project. “When they [KGHM] took it over, they listened to concerns and looked at the infrastructure, primarily the location, and thought maybe there’s a better way.” That led to the
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An investigator will pore over a damaged Logan Lake house to determine the cause of a blast and fire this week that put a family out of their newly rented home. Dan Leighton, fire chief with the District of Logan Lake, said he will not speculate on the cause of the blaze that severely damaged the Beryl Drive house. The couple had been living in the home only a week. Owner Ben Schmidt — who has created a funding page to help his renters, who lost everything — said he is also waiting to hear the cause. He said the couple, Ben
Wiltse and Belinda Blanke, need help. “So far, we’ve raised almost $800. They are both pretty shocked right now. Ben’s wallet was in the house, so he has no ID and cards of any sort,” Schmidt said. “His car was destroyed and their other car looks like it’ll need some work before it is road worthy. “They’ve lost everything, so I started a fund to help them get on their feet.” Money is being raised through the website gofundme.com. The blast at about 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, brought immediate calls to 9-1-1. When firefighters arrived at the scene, Leighton said flames were showing and reaching through the roof.
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“The fire was spreading fast. We managed to protect the surrounding areas and knock the fire down,” Leighton said. The couple was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for observation and potential smoke inhalation. They were out of the home when firefighters arrived at the split-level house. Neighbours were without power for six to seven hours after the fire. Schmidt said the community has been generous to the couple, who have only been in town for a week. That includes donations of clothes. He said Wiltse’s parents live in Kamloops, so the couple has a place to stay for now.
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Making a heritage case for downtown Daily News building
T HAS NEITHER Edwardian columns nor Gothic arches. But, the former Daily News building downtown is nonetheless a heritage building whose tenants represented the history of the country and city. It deserves saving and deserves to be the site of the next city hall. So, why am I feeling alone? City architect Trevor Owen will allow “it’s a substantial building — concrete buildings are that way.” Owen has been inside the building at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue a number of times and has done preliminary study on renovation and upgrading. He also notes it was constructed to allow addition of a fourth floor. “It has nice high ceilings.” Um . . . that’s it? Oh, Owen also professes fondness for its green Travertine tile floors and acknowledges “the greenest building is one that’s already constructed.” But, the architect who grew up in the era when the Hudson’s Bay building was constructed calls himself “a St. Andrews on the Square heritage guy.” The modern architecture of the Daily News building, with its array of street-level shopping windows, clean surfaces with a smattering of brick and marble, he dismissively calls “Hudson’s Bay No. 2 or 3.” And, in a similar vein, the chairman of the city’s heritage committee was equally dismissive of the architecture of the former Daily News home. “It’s a bit modern for anything we recognize as heritage,” said Andrew Yarmie, a retired TRU historian. The 45,000-square-foot building at 393 Seymour St. was constructed in 1956 for Hudson’s Bay Co. When the Bay picked up and
CAM FORTEMS View From The NEWSROOM moved to the suburbs of Aberdeen 35 years ago — echoing a trend North America-wide — it punched a hole downtown with a monstrous building that sat empty for a dozen years. The man who could actually make something happen, city administrator David Trawin, told me he’s not a particular history buff and has only lived here a decade. While being careful not to tip the city’s hand on the location of its proposed parkade, Trawin did speak on the desirability of the Daily News location — based on the square footage of the property. “The most expensive part of a parkade is the ramping. You want a property that’s a good size so that you have 90 degrees for parking and ramping,” Trawin said. I can hear the implosion of the building as it comes down to make way for pickup-truck parking. Despite the lack of enthusiasm for the architecture of the building itself, however, there does seem to be building recognition of its historic tenants. The Daily News, in its Reader’s Reporter column several years ago, noted in 1981 the city looked closely at what was then an empty Hudson’s Bay building, going so far as to commission
an interior plan. That’s as far as it went. While the city is interested in building a parkade, Trawin is emphatic there’s no need for a new city hall to replace the current architectural atrocity on Victoria Street. Gay Pooler, general manager of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, acknowledged there’s been plenty of chatter since Glacier Media closed the paper for good last month. The fear, of course, is the massive building will remain empty for years — just like the former Odeon Theatre on Victoria Street that’s been vacant since 2001. Seymour Street is slated for a landscaping upgrade in city plans, something sorely needed. Pooler said she’d be in favour of the city purchasing the building — and she’s also heard feedback from members that it would be ideal for a new city hall or a larger museum building (or knocked down for a new performing-arts centre, but we’re not mentioning that). When pressed, everyone I spoke with will allow the building has heritage value — if only for its historic tenants. Under law, buildings are only designated as a heritage building —with its associated restrictions and tax breaks — at the behest of owners. Can the building, with its history as a modern department store and the city’s last daily newspaper, be saved? At this point, it looks like the city is the only saviour for the building assessed at $2.4-million. And, if it needs any excuse, the municipality can save downtown from another big empty building for what looks to be a long time. firstname.lastname@example.org
What does society do with a man like Donald Charles Isadore? While police departments in Kamloops and elsewhere have their hands full dealing with prolific offenders — those miscreants who engage in all sorts of property crime — Isadore is a prolific offender of another variety. And, it is Isadore’s blatant refusal to obey court rulings that led directly to the death of an innocent woman 14 months ago. The problem is, since Isadore did not murder Valerie Brook, he will likely not be facing a long stay in jail when he is eventually sentenced. Isadore’s tale is told on page A1 of today’s edition of KTW. In a nutshell, Isadore is a man who has been handed numerous driving prohibitions for various infractions. He is a man who has been sent to jail for a short spell for violating those prohibitions and deciding to continue to drive. He is a man who had just walked out of jail (where he was staying for driving while not permitted) in November 2012 when he again thumbed his nose at the law and drove to his favourite haunt downtown — Lake City Casino. As he turned onto Victoria Street, Isadore, who should not have been behind the wheel of an acquaintance’s truck, struck and killed Brook as the 66-year-old woman was crossing legally, on a green light, in a crosswalk. During his trial this week in Kamloops provincial court, Isadore blamed the dark and rainy conditions for Brook’s death, claiming he did not see her until it was too late. Isadore is wrong, of course, but how can society get through to a man who refuses to accept responsibility for repeatedly breaking the law? The dark and rainy conditions are not at fault for Brook’s death. Donald Charles Isadore is at fault for Brook’s death. The fact he was charged again with driving while prohibited 45 days after killing Brook, and again four days after that, is utterly incomprehensible. Isadore has proven himself a danger to the public by breaking the law and taking a life. At what point does a very lengthy prison sentence become justified — perhaps after the next death?
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Re: Story: Will casino decamp downtown for former Rona store? “Heaven above, please do not put a casino there. “That entire section of area and the road leading to it would be even more of a disaster than they already are. Besides, it’s really out of the way. “Downtown is a fairly central point of Kamloops (thus being the downtown core), but Costco, Rona, etc. are really out of the way unless you live out there. “I would rather go to a casino downtown than in the middle of nowhere.” — posted by CLB
Re: Story: From sentencing circle to three squares a day in jail: “Sixty convictions? “OK, I will give you the first 40 as anyone can have, well, you know, 40 bad days. “But, you know, after 50 convictions, maybe you need to start thinking this guy just might be bad. “Come on — 60 convictions?” — posted by Albert Speer
Genetically modiﬁed salmon? No, thank you Editor: The following is the text of a letter sent to KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and B.C. Minister of Health and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake: Why is our government allowing AquaBounty to produce genetically modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale? This is an organism that even U.S. agencies have
refused for the past 18 years to approve for American consumption. It is totally irresponsible. There will be no stopping any escape of these genetically modified fish into the wild, just as there was no stopping the escape of Atlantic farmed salmon to mix with and contaminate other salmon stocks. Eventually, we will have sockeye salmon crossed with Atlantic salmon crossed with
genetically modified salmon. Given a choice, who would willingly eat this Frankenfood? This is exactly why the industries that develop genetically modified food fight so hard to prevent labeling as such. I refuse to endanger my own health (as no one has yet to prove the safety of these foods) and, therefore, will not be consuming
any more salmon. This move by Health Canada, which obviously has no interest in protecting its citizens nor our environment, has prompted me to spread this news as far and wide as I can and to fight the good fight to ensure the downfall of the Conservative and Liberal governments in the next elections. Patricia Kellogg Kamloops
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Editor: Bill C-18 was introduced in Parliament in December 2013. The bill would further restrict the ability of farmers to save, reuse, exchange and sell seed. The National Farmers’ Union is organizing support to oppose this bill because it would increase seed costs to farmers and make food more expensive. The bill would ease restrictions on industrial agriculture’s assault on farmers, who save their own seed and restrict small breeders of farm and garden seed from saving and distributing seed that is not patented. It would make genetically modified seeds the standard for agriculture in Canada and eliminate the possibility of challenging the dominance of industrial agriculture in court. Join me in writing to your MP regarding your opposition to this bill Penny Powers Kamloops
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Premier should apologize and sit down with teachers Editor: B.C. Supreme Court Judge Susan Griffin’s recent decision was a damning indictment of Premier Christy Clark and the provincial government’s record in public education over the past 12 years. The recorded facts in the case alone describe a government intent on placing the education of hundreds of thousands of students at risk for political gain. When directed by the courts in 2011 to engage in meaningful negotiations with teachers on the restoration of classroom conditions that would also benefit the students in our public schools, government was more intent on an agenda that would
have pressured teachers into a full-scale withdrawal of services to justify more draconian legislation. Clark and her government had no intent on investing more in schools or improving student learning conditions, but rather would have placed public schools in chaos to benefit her as the election was fast approaching. As Madam Justice Griffin states about the Clark government and their lead negotiator with teachers: “. . . I find that Mr. Straszak’s key role in developing and pursuing this broader political agenda undermined the sincerity of Mr. Straszak’s search to reach a solution in his discus-
sions with the union following the Bill 28 Decision” and “. . . there is evidence that one government motivation . . . was to diminish the influence of the BCTF.” If Clark had an ounce of morality left, she would apologize to the citizens of B.C. for her actions and sit down and bargain with teachers in a manner that will result in a true agreement to the benefit of teachers and students alike. After all, no government is given a mandate to break laws and this government is no exception. David Komljenovic BCTF executive Kamloops
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Developments in mental health
HIS WEEK, we deviate from some of the great questions we have been receiving to keep you updated on the ever-changing science of mental health. Through Kamloops This Week, you will hear about many evolving issues before your own physician does. First up, many of our regular readers know we often write about the physical and mental benefits of meditation and mindfulness training. New research has confirmed the benefit of meditation and has indicated sessions of only 10 minutes a day is enough to create “really profound changes” in the brain. It is believed that, in addition to increased benefits to mood and other mental states, regular meditation will improve cognitive function, such as memory, and may delay onset of dementia. Be warned, however, as the writers
involved with this study warn your mind workout is similar to a physical workout for your abs — if you stop practising the exercise, you lose all the benefits of the exercise. We have long known depression is often associated with physical health issues — and one of those conditions is heart disease. An amazing new study shows treating depression earlier can reduce future heart and strokes by almost 50 per cent. The study followed 235 depressed patients and those who were treated collaboratively and earlier for their depression had a 48 per cent lower risk for heart attack or stroke in the next eight years than patients who received standard care for their depression. For some time, there has been a theory there are only
six basic human emotions: Anger, fear, surprise, disgust, happiness and sadness. The belief has been that other emotions are related or spinoffs of the basic ones. New research from the University of Glasgow involving a study of muscle movement in the face when experiencing various emotions now leads mental-health researchers to believe there are only four basic emotions. They have concluded fear and surprise arise from the same place and are really only one emotion, not two. They found so many commonalities in reactions to anger and disgust that these are now considered one basic emotion. Researchers are not making the point that anger and disgust do not exist separately, but that they arise from the same primal
place and evolve — sometimes at a pace that is a fraction of a second in duration. Perhaps the most significant finding so far in 2014 is that researchers have discovered an area of the brain that was always assumed to dampen response to stress in fact does the opposite and directly promotes anxiety. In essence, the researchers have discovered an entirely new brain connection that promotes and increases anxiety in a surprising way. This discovery is extremely important as the National Institutes of Mental Health in the United States say more than 18 per cent of adults are affected by anxiety disorders, often leading to physical symptoms. Because medication and treatment research has always focused on this area of the brain as the place to reduce anxiety, the fact that stimulating this region is now known to promote anxiety means new treatment
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Opponents of the proposed Ajax mine are demanding the resignation of Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, calling him a “paid lobbyist” for the mining industry. The group includes a number of city physicians as well as members of Kamloops Area Preservation Association. It made the demand based on Bennett’s public calls for the federal Conservative government to overturn a decision denying an environmental permit to the proposed Taseko mine in the Chilcotin. The province’s environmental-assess-
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ment office recommended approval of the mine while its federal counterpart said it cannot be developed without permanent harm to the environment. “We respect the [federal] panel review,”
Witness’s memory remains faulty By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
A reluctant witness who was arrested so he could testify against a former associate in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Feb. 5, continued to deny any memory of a videotaped police interview. Trevor Newton was supposed to be testifying against Trevor Wilvers, who is facing a raft of firearms charges after allegedly firing a gun through the floor of a Brunner Avenue living room in June, inadvertently striking and injuring a woman in a basement suite below. Newton spoke to police in the hours after the shooting and that conversation was recorded on video. In the video, Newton tells a detective he and Wilvers, 35, were involved in an altercation when Wilvers pulled out a revolver-style handgun and fired it at his feet. The video was played in court, but Newton denied having any memory of what happened the day of the shooting. While the trial continues, Wilvers also learned this week he will have to find a new defence lawyer to represent him on an unrelated robbery charge after the Crown successfully applied to have his counsel removed. Crown prosecutor Sarah Firestone argued Don Campbell should not represent Wilvers on the robbery charge because he had previously represented the victim, Lawrence Green. The robbery trial was supposed to begin this week, but has now been adjourned.
we’ve done.” A spokesman said Bennett is out of the country and could not be reached for comment. His office noted Bennett did not meet with federal Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq, the statutory decision maker, but did meet with other federal ministers on the project. The group noted the B.C. Liberal party received $100,000 in donations from Taseko and its CEO, while Bennett’s own election campaign received $5,000 in funding.
said spokesman John Schleiermacher. “B.C. environmental assessment office is not nearly as rigourous. We don’t want this minister flying around acting as a paid lobbyist for the mining industry . . . for something that will damage our environment and health.” Schleiermacher said the fear is even if Ottawa rejects an Ajax application, Bennett will take up the corporation’s cause. “To have someone sweep into Ottawa and say we need the jobs here in Kamloops will undermine everything
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OTTAWA — A new deal with the United States over an American law aimed at rooting out tax cheats north of the border will ensure Canadian financial institutions won’t be required to report directly to American tax authorities, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced this week. The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which takes effect in July, would compel Canadian banks to report information about anyone considered to be a U.S. resident or citizen, including dual citizens,
directly to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The new arrangement means Canadian banks would report `”relevant’’ information on accounts held by U.S. residents or citizens to the Canada Revenue Agency, which would share it with the IRS under existing tax treaty rules — making it consistent with Canadian privacy laws, said senior government officials. The IRS will also provide more information on certain accounts of Canadian residents in U.S. financial institutions, they said. The deal narrows the scope of information
banks would be required to collect and avoids the U.S. imposing a withholding tax to enforce the law, officials said. Canadian financial institutions won’t have to report on accounts smaller than $50,000, they said. It exempts most federal registered accounts, such as registered retirement savings plans, pension plans and tax-free savings accounts. Local banks with 98 per cent or more of their account value with Canadian residents, as well as small financial institutions with assets totalling less than $175 million — such as credit unions — are also
exempt, officials said. Although financial institutions will have to start collecting the information in July, officials say the CRA isn’t expected to start sharing the information with the IRS until 2015. Canadian bankers had previously said that such an arrangement would be an improvement over what the U.S. initially wanted, but it’s not ideal. They say current Canadian law does not require banks to ask clients whether they are also U.S. citizens and changing bank procedures could cost tens of millions of dollars in administrative fees.
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OTTAWA — The federal government is trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers. Under a new Industry Canada policy, wireless companies will now have to consult with communities before building new towers, regardless of their height. “New rules will mean that citizens will be better informed and better able to engage in the decisionmaking about where new antennas are going to be constructed in their communities,’’ Industry Minister James Moore told a news conference. But, while consultation will be necessary, companies won’t have to win the approval of local residents before building a tower. Cell-service providers will only have to satisfy the concerns of municipal governments. Cellphone companies will also have to build their proposed towers within three years of consultations. If they aren’t built within that time, the community consultation process must begin again. “Today, when somebody gets a permit to build a tower, there can
be a great delay, an entire community can develop, and then a tower is erected and people were not aware of it,’’ Moore said. “Now, there’s going to be a timeline on that because, in the past, this
no limit could mean that companies could wait a very long time and residents could be surprised at the creation of a new tower in their community without their consent.’’ Existing rules require
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Ford says ofﬁcer targeted him with ticket CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he’s “perplexed’’ over receiving a ticket for jaywalking in Coquitlam last week. Ford was in B.C. to attend the funeral of a friend’s mother and was crossing a road when police stopped him. Commenting for the first time since getting the ticket, Ford said there were 15 people with him at the time, but noted the officer picked him out and said, “You’re Rob Ford. Come with me.’’ Ford said he and
another person he was with were handed jaywalking tickets for $109. He said he understands the RCMP have a job to do and admitted he has broken the law “many times’’ by jaywalking, but said he’s seen very few officers issue jaywalking tickets in Toronto. The RCMP, which is responsible for policing Coquitlam, has refused to comment on the reasons Ford received the ticket or how many tickets are issued for jaywalking. “I’m just perplexed by it,’’ Ford said.
ROB FORD: Perplexed after being cited for jaywalking.
“Everybody jaywalks. When I was, like, five years old, you run across the street . . . when there’s an icecream store across the street and I’m a little tyke, I scoot across the street,’’ he said.
But, the ticket would seem to be the least of Ford’s ongoing troubles. Earlier last week, an ex-boyfriend of Ford’s sister filed a lawsuit, claiming the mayor conspired to have him attacked in jail to prevent his illicit behaviours from becoming publicly known. Scott MacIntyre alleges in his statement of claim that Ford arranged for jail staff to facilitate the beating. None of MacIntyre’s allegations have been proven in court and Ford’s lawyer, Dennis Morris, said they are “without fact
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John Kerry and his quixotic Middle East quest GWYNNE DYER World WATCH
OHN KERRY has been U.S. Secretary of State for precisely one
year. During that time, he has already rescued President Barack Obama from his illconsidered promise to bomb Syria if it crossed the “red line” and used poison gas. Kerry has also opened serious negotiations with Iran on its alleged attempt to build nuclear weapons, while taking on the job of brokering an IsraeliPalestinian peace accord. Getting Obama off the hook was useful and may yet lead to the U.S. ending its support for the insurgency in Syria, which, at this point, would probably be the least bad outcome. Opening negotiations with Iran was long overdue and makes the
nightmare prospect of an American or a joint U.S.-Israeli air attack on Iran less likely. But, even King Solomon and Avicenna (Ibn Sina), sitting jointly in judgment on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, could not broker a peace accord there. Kerry is indefatigable. He has been to Israel/ Palestine 11 times in the past year and spent as many as 100 hours faceto-face with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas or their close advisers. Unlike all the previous “brokers,” Kerry has been astoundingly discreet: not a hint of what has been said in private has leaked into the public domain. And, yet, there is almost no hope of a real peace deal. If persistence in the face of all the odds was enough, Kerry would be the man who finally made it happen. (Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon recently complained that Kerry’s approach is “obsessive and messianic.”) But, Kerry has no leverage. He has to rely on the
desire of the two leaders to make the “peace process” work and it just isn’t there — not, at least, on any terms that both would find acceptable. The list of dealbreakers includes almost every topic under discussion: The borders of a Palestinian state, the future of the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, whether Jerusalem can be the joint capital of Israel and Palestine, whether Israel can maintain a military presence in the Jordan Valley, the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes and Israel’s demand that the Palestinians recognize it as an explicitly Jewish state. The last demand, which was only raised in the past couple of years, seems deliberately designed to be unacceptable to the Palestinians. Not only are they required to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Israeli state (which they have already done), but also to give their blessing to the ethnic and religious character of that state. It is not normal in diplomacy for one state to comment upon the
internal arrangements of another, let alone give them its public support. Even the United States, Israel’s closest ally and supporter, does not officially recognize it as a “Jewish state.” The Israeli demand is an attempt to rub the Palestinians’ noses in their defeat — and why would you set out to do that if you really wanted a deal? The Palestinian insistence on a “right of return,” however rooted in natural justice, is equally self-defeating in practice. Everybody knows a peace deal must mean compensation for the refugees of 1948 and their descendants, not a general right of return to what is now Israel, for that really would mean the end of the “Jewish state.” But, no Palestinian leader has ever dared to say so out loud. Why, then, has Kerry embarked on his quixotic mission to make the “peace process” work? It has been effectively dead for at least a dozen years, although it remains unburied because the pretense that it is still alive allows everybody to avoid hard decisions.
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Foreign-aid groups fear more cuts in coming federal budget By Lee-Anne Goodman CANADIAN PRESS
Foreign-aid advocates are fearful the Conservative government is planning to make even deeper cuts to foreign aid in next week’s budget. A coalition of non-governmental organizations, including the Canadian chapter of Engineers Without Borders and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, has launched an online peti-
tion urging the government to spare foreign aid from the chopping block. “As you consider your choices for the 2014 budget, please do not cut vital foreign aid funding that supports childhood vaccinations, promotes healthy newborns and mothers and helps lift millions out of poverty,’’ reads the petition, which has 15,000 signatories and is aiming for 30,000. “The world expects Canada to lead, and so do we.’’
In 2012, the Conservatives announced they were cutting almost $380 million, or 7.5 per cent, from Canada’s $5.3-billion annual aid budget. That included $290 million in unspent funds that were returned to the treasury. The government didn’t make any further cuts in last year’s budget, but it did merge the work of the Canadian International Development Agency with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
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CROSS Franklin Lee Cross passed away peacefully on January 26 2014 at the age of 77. Together with his predeceased wife Teresa, they had ﬁve children, Sherry, Barbara, Kyle and their twins, Shawna and Shannon. Their home was ﬁlled with laughter, love and the smells of Frank’s amazing cooking. Card games, especially crib, was one of his favorite ways to connect with family and friends. Over a quick game he welcomed spouses, Joe, Russ, Laurie, Brett and John to the family. Some of his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren wondered why, when everyone else counted 1,2,3, grandpa counted 15-2, 15-4; so he would teach them. Frank spent many years working on BC Ferries vessels. This included time on the Queen of the North, where in rough seas it may have been necessary to walk with one foot on the deck and one on the bulkhead to keep your tray from spilling, to his retirement as Chief Steward in charge of catering. He and Teresa kept busy before and after his retirement as property managers. In his last few years you could ﬁnd Frank soaking up the sun and relaxing at his favorite beach with like minded friends. His gentle manner, sense of humor and warm heart will be missed by family and friends.
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.
He has requested no service, knowing friends and family would honor him in their own way and in their thoughts.
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.
Should friends desire, donations can be made to the BC Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Society.
In lieu of ﬂowers donations can be made to the New Life Mission Box 712 Station Main Kamloops BC V2C 5L7.
Mom peacefully passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Ponderosa Lodge. Mina was born October 2, 1923 in Vancouver to the late Lorene and Dr. Colton Miles. She was predeceased by her husband Art Barton and young son Richie. Mina has two surviving sons, Larry (Judy) of Chase and Ron (Ruth) of Lund, grandchildren, Dylan (Rhonda) and Damien (Nick) and great-grandchildren, Reid and Finnegan, all of Kelowna.
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).
We are deeply saddened to announce that mom passed away at Royal Inland Hospital on January 28 with family by her side.
Frank will be remembered by his brothers and sisters and many extended family members.
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JOAN VIVIAN SMITH August 11, 1930 ~ February 2, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Joan Vivian Smith. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jim Smith, and their son, Doug. Joan is survived by her sister, Jesse Pochay, of Kamloops, BC.
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
CODY WALTER GIBBS Apr. 12, 1969 Jan. 26, 2014
1979 ~ 2010
Missing your smile and laughter ...
Mom met Art at U.B.C. and they were married in 1942 and settled in Kamloops to raise their children. After leaving Barton, Black and Robertson Insurance they re-located to Chase where they owned and operated Sunshore Golf Course. Their winters were spent in Phoenix until dad’s passing in 2004. Mom moved to Berwick on the Park at this time.
Joan was born August 11th, 1930, and spent her younger years in Vanderhoof, BC, where she met her husband, Jim. They were married on August 14th, 1948, and raised 6 boys, all of whom reside in Kamloops, BC. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Don (Cogi), Derek (Lynda), Derwood (Laurie), Dwayne (Claudia), and Duncan. Joan will also be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many adopted family and friends.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cody on January 26, 2014 in Kamloops, BC.
Mom loved to entertain and socialize. She also enjoyed swimming, golﬁng, curling and playing bridge. She remained chipper to the end!
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Ponderosa and Overlander for their care and compassion; you know who you are!
Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Vagyi, Dr. Brink, Berwick staff, Dr. Chow, 3 west staff at RIH, Dr. Howie and 2nd ﬂoor staff at Ponderosa.
A Celebration Joan’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 11:00am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
Should friends desire, donations to RIH Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of mom would be appreciated.
If friends desire, in lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to Overlander Extended Care or Ponderosa Lodge.
PRAYER OF A LOGGER’S WIFE I stand here in the kitchen at the start of a brand new day, Listening to the truck, as he gets in and drives away, So once again I turn to you - Lord, please hear my prayer Protect him as he does his job, please keep him in your care I know his job is dangerous, but it’s what he loves to do. Keep them safe today, dear Lord, my husband and his crew. You know how hard he works to provide for us a good life. So good morning Lord, it’s me again The Logger’s Wife
As per mom’s request, there will be no service. Schoening Funeral Services in care of arrangements. Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454 www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Please join us as we gather to celebrate his life at 1:00 pm Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Pritchard Hall.
HELEN RHODES 1942 ~ 2013 Forever loved Forever missed
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DAREDEVILS ON ICE Mike Dupuis (left) and Michael Griffiths Jr. flying around a corner at the 2014 B.C. Ice Racing Series Western Championships at Stake Lake on Sunday, Feb. 2. KTW photographer Allen Douglas was at the event. There is a slideshow of his photos posted online at kamloopsthisweek.com. For results, go online to canadianiceracing.com.
Wounded Wolves in action at TRU It’s time to ride the Storm
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Pat Hennelly said the WolfPack men’s volleyball team matches up well against any of its possible playoff opponents. “With Brad [Gunter in the lineup], I don’t really care,” he said when KTW asked if he had a preferred firstround playoff opponent. The problem is, nobody knows right now if Gunter will be in the lineup when the WolfPack begin their playoff drive on Feb. 13. He hasn’t played since the Pack’s Jan. 26 match against the Spartans, when he was carried off the Tournament Capital Centre floor with a sprained ankle. TRU (12-8) is hosting a pair of Canada West showdowns with the Manitoba Bisons (9-11) this weekend
Head coach Pat Hennelly might not have a full arsenal of players, but the TRU WolfPack are still gunning for victory this weekend in Canada West play. Allen Douglas/KTW
inside the TRU gymnasium. Game time is 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and the action gets underway at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. The WolfPack women are also hosting the Bisons on Friday and Saturday, with the first serves scheduled to fly through the air at 6 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Despite the heart of the men’s offence being on the sidelines, TRU
managed to clinch a playoff berth on Feb. 1 against the Regina Cougars. Hennelly said Gunter is now walking without pain, but cautioned “that’s a long way from jumping.” The best-case scenario will have the right-side hitter take warm-up with the WolfPack on Saturday. He will not play in either match against the Bisons this weekend. XSee TRU A22
AMLOOPS Storm assistant coach Kyle Panasuk took to Facebook looking for the answer to this question: Why is this the Storm’s worst year for attendance when they are atop the league’s standings? Answers ranged from the clearly sarcastic — “Because the Blazers are doing so well” — to the sincere — “Sports are just competing with too many other interests. It’s sad really because the team is good and deserves support.” Perhaps people aren’t sold on the quality of hockey. Maybe the marketing could be better. We in the media might be guilty of overlooking the Storm. Those are just a few of the reasons bandied about. Whatever the case may be, it’s time for local hockey fans to give the team another chance
MARTY HASTINGS The Tattle of Hastings — ride with the Storm on what could well be a long journey through the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs and perhaps even beyond. Kamloops is 36-8-0-1 on the campaign. Under the leadership of the always-quotable head coach Ed Patterson, the Storm play an honest brand of hockey — they’re big, they’re fast and they hit. Owner-general manager Barry Dewar usually has some type of promotion going on and tickets are reasonably priced. My favourite Storm
memory is attending a game between Chase and Kamloops at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre when my pal Tyler Boldt was coaching the Chiefs, who later relocated to Kelowna. (And, yes, it’s the same Tyler Boldt who was once ejected from a game at McArthur for hurling abuse at an official. The Kamloops Daily News headline: Boldt goes nuts. Brilliant.) Anyway, the atmosphere was raucous. The stands were full and fans were clearly divided in their support, with extremely vocal cheering sections from each team. In fact, I remember feeling a little nervous about how heated it was getting. (Perhaps that’s because my group of university friends circa 2009 were in the thick of things, likely lubing up for a night at Heroes, but I digress . . .).
Cooler heads prevailed. I remember leaving the rink thinking, yup, that was worth $10. You might think it’s Jungle B puck. Maybe the Sunday pizza promotion doesn’t tickle your fancy. Perhaps us reporters haven’t done a good enough job covering the team. Put those qualms aside and get behind the rolling Storm. The Tattle of Hastings appears in KTW on Thursdays. Email Marty Hastings at sports@ kamloopsthisweek.com
Rivalry game Kamloops versus Kelowna — the rivalry continues this weekend at McArthur. The Storm are hosting the Kelowna Chiefs on Saturday, Feb. 8. Game time is 7 p.m. Kelowna is having a strong season, sitting atop its division with a record of 30-13-0-3.
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Yamada, DeCap rinks curling for spot at hometown Brier With the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship underway at the Vancouver Curling Club, attention in Kamloops now turns to whether the city will have a local representative as Team B.C. at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier. Play began on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. and runs through to Sunday, Feb. 9. Brent Yamada and Scott DeCap are hoping to lead their rinks, both of which play out of the Kamloops Curling Club, to the Brier for the first time. DeCap was 1-0 as of KTW’s press deadline on Wednesday. Go online to kamloopsthisweek. com for up-to-date results. Yamada has been to the provincial championship five times, losing out in the final in 1996, the last time the Brier was held in Kamloops. This is DeCap’s second trip to the provincial championship. Also in the running to represent B.C. is Kamloops native Jim Cotter,
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who throws fourth rocks for John Morris’s Kelowna-Vernon rink.
Brier ﬁeld expands by four The field for the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops expanded on the weekend, with four more teams qualifying for the national men’s curling championship at provincial playdowns. In what likely was the biggest surprise of the weekend, Glenn Howard’s eight-year reign as Ontario’s champion came to an end when he was beaten by Greg Balsdon’s rink. Brad Gushue claimed the Newfoundland-Labrador berth with a win over Colin Thomas. Gushue has qualified for the Brier in eight consecutive seasons.
Jeff Stoughton and Mike McEwen faced off for a third consecutive season in Manitoba, with the Stoughton rink winning 8-3. In Saskatchewan, Steve Laycock edged defending-champion Brock Virtue 7-6. The four most recent qualifiers join the Quebec rink skipped by Jean-Michel Menard. The final seven berths at the 12-team tournament will be decided on Sunday, Feb. 9. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Northern Ontario, Alberta, Yukon/Northwest Territories and British Columbia will produce qualifiers.
Pincott — posted 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 run from March 19 to March 23 in Regina. The WolfPack does not have a formal curling team, but all four athletes are TRU students.
Fishing on ice Ice fishing seems to be growing in popularity across the province and local instructors will be teaching the craft at Edith Lake on Saturday, Feb. 8.
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Brown adds university title The Corryn Brown rink, representing Thompson Rivers University, won the 2013-2014 Canada West women’s curling title. The team — skip Brown, lead Ashley Nordin, second Samantha Fisher and third Erin
Learn to Ice Fish Day with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructors from the Kamloops Fish and Game Association, the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will lend a hand. Families can fish for rainbow trout and brook trout. Anglers 16 and older require a valid BC Freshwater Fishing Licence, while children 15 and younger can fish without a licence. For more information, go online to gofishbc.com.
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Kristofer Pynten (right) of the Kamloops Long Blades keeps pace with the pack at the BC Open Speedskating Championships at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday, Feb. 1. He set a personal-best time in the 500-metre event. Allen Douglas/KTW
Beau Williams-Solecki (right) of the South Kamloops Titans launches the jump shot, with Ben Wiles of the Valleyview Vikings attempting to block in junior boys’ basketball play on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the South Kam gymnasium. The Titans won 48-27. Dave Eagles/KTW
High school hoops The South Kamloops Titans junior boys’ basketball team booked a place in the West Zone semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Titans downed the Valleyview Vikings 48-27 inside the lower gym at South Kam. Liam Smeaton scored 12 points for the Titans and Matt Richardson added 12 points. Misa Betik netted 10 points for the Vikings and Kyle Bergman had eight points. In senior boys’ play, the NorKam Saints beat the Titans 90-50 on Tuesday. Reid Sellars had 22
points for South Kam. NorKam was led by Jeremy Bosher, who scored 23 points. The Titans posted a 2-1 record at the KVR HooperBowl Grade 8 boys’ basketball tournament in Penticton on the weekend. South Kam opened with a 37-33 loss to Abbotsford before rattling off wins against Vernon schools Kalamalka, 44-30, and Clarence Fulton, 53-40. Nick Sarai, Tyson Johnston and Jared Keim earned game stars, with Reid Jansen claiming the Tournament MVP award.
Provincial speedskating results The Kamloops Long Blades captured the Coyote Cup speedskating title at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on the weekend. Kamloops skaters earned 95,238 points, Vernon was second with 55,920 points and Williams Lake was third with 46,999. Also taking place on the weekend were the BC Open Championships, which saw some of the fastest shorttrack skaters in the province competing for ranking points. Kris Pynten and Sylvie Lloyd each placed 13th overall in their respective divisions and set personal-best times in the 500-metre distance. Skaters 13-and-over who did not qualify for the open championships raced in the Winter Speedtacular. In the ladies division, Holly Antifay was third, Maria Demishkevich was fourth, Yolaine South Kam hosts Valleyview today in a tier 2 junior girls’ West Zone quarter-final matchup. Game time is 5 p.m. in the lower gym.
Kampman was sixth and Alana Lawhead was 11th. In the men’s division, Rylan Debeeld was 3rd.
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The Kamloops River City Racers, the city’s other speedskating club, had their share of success on the weekend at McArthur. Sara and Eric Spence finished first in their respective divisions in the open championships, stepping closer to qualifying for provincial and national championships. The Spence siblings also anchored first-place relay teams on the weekend. In the Coyote Cup, Patrick Gu won a gold medal, siblings Summer and Finn Bogetti Smith each won silver medals and Noah Lara and Calvin and Alex Forbes won bronze medals.
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SPORTS SNOWHAWKS Andrew Vicars and Ashley Hay wore their Seattle Seahawks’ jerseys at the North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk at Stake Lake on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2). There were about 110 entrants at the event, which featured five- and 10-kilometre races. Finishing first in the men’s 10-kilometre race in a time of 52:51 was Chad Ulansky of Kelowna, with Jennifer Elfenbein of Kamloops placing first on the women’s side in a time of 1:05:29. Shawn Frain of Kamloops won the men’s five-kilometre race, finishing in 31:14. Erica Malerby of Kamloops won the women’s five-kilometre event with a time of 39:18. The next Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, in Kelowna. Register online at dirtyfeet.ca. Phil Hiom photo
TRU playoff picture murky XFrom A19
“Even if it came down to hosting or not, I think we’re better to travel and have a healthy Brad than be at home without a nothealthy Brad,” Hennelly said. “I suspect he’ll be back for playoffs, but it’s still too early to tell.” It’s good Hennelly is flexible when it comes to a playoff opponent because the WolfPack’s playoff picture is still very much up in the air. TRU is fourth in the conference and vying to host a playoff series in the first round. That’s a possibility,
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but the Saskatchewan Huskies are 10-10 and could pass TRU, depending on the outcomes of this weekend’s matches. In Gunter’s absence, Hennelly said the likes of Casey Knight, Daniel Eikeland-Rod and Jacob Tricarico are among the players who will need to pick up the slack offensively.
The head coach said it would also help to get outside-hitter Philip Ozari back in the lineup. He has been out for most of the second half with a shoulder injury. Despite the injuries and setbacks, Hennelly is proud of the team effort that put the WolfPack in the playoffs despite Gunter’s absence. “I think it was an important step and an important characterbuilding weekend for the guys,” Hennelly said. “It said a lot about just digging in and fighting.”
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OPEN 9AM - 10PM DAILY Carson Desmarais of the Kamloops Rangers scores on Magnus Johnson of the Chilliwack Titans in Kamloops Minor Hockey Association peewee tournament play at Memorial Arena on the weekend. Allen Douglas/KTW
Phantoms’ power on display The Langley Phantoms defeated the Lumby Stars 4-1 on Sunday, Feb. 2, to win the eight-team KMHA peewee recreational tournament at Memorial Arena. Four Kamloops teams took part, with the Kamloops Coyotes bowing to Langley in the semifinals by a score of 4-3 and the Kamloops Rangers dropping a 5-3 semifinal game against Lumby. The Kamloops Honey Badgers bested the Kamloops Spitfires 4-3 in the fifth-place/ sixth-place game. The Coyotes went 1-2-1, with MVPs being Sebastian Ouimet, Noah Halowski and Keithan Mitchell. The Rangers went 2-2, with MVPs being Riley Demchuk, Soren Farenholtz and Seth Ishikawa. The Honey Badgers went 1-1-2, with MVPs being Joshua Dimaulo, Kyle Sandher and Ben Prokopetz. The Spitfires went 1-3, with MVPs being Atticus Foulds, Kylie Emlands, Keaton Dell and Blair Pitts.
Broncos split The Ice Kings reigned over the Brock Auto Centre Broncos 7-6 in a back-and-forth peewee recreational matchup at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday. Liam Rose led the
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way for the Kings, with a hat trick and an assist. Devon Tournour (2G, 1A), Michael Hutchison (1G), Graham Epp (1G), Blair McLeod (1A) and Jonathon Rinaldi (1A) also found the scoresheet for the Kings, who went with Michael Love in goal. The Kings won with a goal in the final 20 seconds of the game. Jordan Calibaba (1G, 1A), Colby Cooper (1G, 1A), Spencer Shyiak (1G, 1A), Alexander Viventi (1G, 1A), Devan DeVries (2A), Brooke Cave (1G), Jordan Munegatto (1G) and Colten Davoren (1A) answered for the Broncos, but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory for goaltender Sam Fawcett. In earlier action, the Broncos doubled up on the Elk Lodge Rebels 11-5. Calibaba and Davoren netted three goals apiece (with Davoren adding two assists), while DeVries chipped in with a pair of goals. Shyiak (1G, 2A), Munegatto (1G, 2A), Cave (3A), Cooper (3A), Dakota Reid (2A), Aislynn Ernst (2A), Fawcett (2A), Viventi
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Here are a few potential outings for you and your family to celebrate Family Day on Monday, Feb. 10
Blazer matinee and public skate WHERE: Interior Savings Centre WHEN: 2 p.m. blazerhockey.com FOR MORE INFORMATION: blaz zerhoc The Kamloops Blazers ta take ke on the Tri-City Americans at Interiorr Sav Savings Centre at 2 p.m. on Family D Day. After the exciting Weste Western Hockey ern Ho League action is done, B Blazer playBlaze ers will be on the ice to o sign autographs and skate with fans in a h fan free public skate. costt to a attend There is no cos event, but the post-game e event skate rental is n not a available. For more iinform information, blazergo online to o bla hockey.com or call hockey.co y om o team’s ofÀce the team m’s o 250-828at 250 a 1144. 1144 1
A ﬁtting way to celebrate family The Tournament Capital Centre and the Canada Games Pool are offering Kamloops residents the chance to stay Àt
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as a family on Feb. 10. The wellness centre and Àeldhouse will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while the pool’s hours will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Family fun at Sun Peaks On Family Day, Sun Peaks Resort is making a day on the slopes affordable for the whole family. On Feb. 10, the resort will offer its full-day alpine lift tickets for 50 per cent off. All you have to do to qualify is show proof of B.C. residency.
Do the zoo on Family Day BC Wildlife Park is hosting a series of exciting animal encounters throughout the day on Family Day. The Àrst event is a snake encounter at 10 a.m., followed by the bearded dragon at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., there will be a bird of prey encounter, followed by a turtle encounter at 2 p.m. The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go online to bczoo.org.
Family Day Family Race on Suncatcher WHERE: Sun Peaks Resort WHEN: 11 a.m. race time FOR MORE INFORMATION: 250-578-5442 The Family Day Family Race at Sun Peaks is a recreational, fun-for-everyone dual-slalom race on
the resort’s Suncatcher ski run. Everyone is welcome to participate and registration is $5 per person or $10 per family. Registration will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
in the Village Day Lodge breezeway, with the races beginning at 11 a.m. Results will be posted in the breezeway at 3 p.m. Participants under 19 will need permission from a parent or guardian.
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Caulﬁeld speaks today on The Cure for Everything By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
Timothy Caulfield is a Canada research chair in health law and policy, professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, research director of the health law and science policy group and author of the book The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness. He will speak today (Feb. 6) at 3:30 p.m. in the Irving K. Barber centre at Thompson Rivers University.
When he began teaching law at the University of Alberta, Timothy Caulfield still felt like a lawyer. Now, he said, “I’ll be in a meeting and someone will say, ‘Let’s check with the lawyer,’ and I think, yeah, let’s do that — and then I realize they mean me.” The mind shift comes from his years of research into health — a subject that is at the heart of his talk today (Feb. 6) at Thompson Rivers University on The Cure for Everything: The Truth About What Makes Us Healthy. The presentation is in the Irving K. Barber centre at the Brown Family House of Learning from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Caulfield said he will be speaking on two broad themes — the difficulty of making your way through all the
pop culture, mythology and celebritization of a healthy lifestyle and what people should be doing to live that life. “One day, bacon’s good for you,” he said. “And, the next, it’s not. That sort of thing is what I mean. “Another example, and something we’re studying right now, is Vitamin D. It used to be something that was good for you and now, there are studies that say it’s useless. “Never been a time where there was more scientific information out there.” Calling himself a science geek, Caulfield relies on ongoing research by his team, which includes a variety of other disciplines, as the foundation on which he makes his presentation. “This is all evidencebased on what we should be doing [to be healthy],” he said. Caulfield believes his role had validity
because, as a lawyer with an expertise in health, “I don’t have a
horse in the race. I can discuss this without any of that.”
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City resident and monarchy fan Izzy McQueen shows the response she received from Prince William, Catherine and baby George. Dave Eagles/KTW
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A response from royalty ﬁt for a Kamloops McQueen By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Izzy McQueen has a long history of being on Santa’s teams, making sure children’s Christmas letters get a response. During Christmas, however, there was one youngster who hadn’t sent the Jolly Old Elf a letter — and for good reason. Having been born on July 22, 2013, Prince George really wasn’t old enough, at five months, to even know Christmas existed. McQueen, however, decided to introduce herself to George and his family, sending a letter and including a photo of herself and a bit about the 28 years she’s been helping Santa. Last Christmas, for example, she and three other assistant elves responded to 2,533 letters — well up from the 500 that were mailed in Kamloops when she began. Last week, a reply arrived from London, England, with a photo of Prince William, his wife Catherine and Prince George, the eventual heir to the British throne, along with a card thanking McQueen for her letter and wishing her a happy new year. McQueen is a fan of the monarchy and was one of the thousands who was in front of her television on July 29, 1981, to watch George’s late grandmother, Diana, marry his grandfather, Prince Charles. “I’ve got a plate of the wedding,” McQueen said. Now, she has a photo she can hang next to it.
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This program will build on the skills learned in the beginner Spanish class or if you feel you are ready for an intermediate class. Intermediate Spanish is designed for those wanting to improve their conversational skills. Book is extra. Parkview Activity Centre Feb 17-Mar 13 9:00-11:00 AM Mon, Thu #217936 South Kamloops Sec. School Feb 17-Mar 12 7:00-9:00 PM Mon, Wed #217934 Museum Guided Tour
Join Kamloops Museum & Archives staff for a guided tour of all the latest exhibits, galleries, and displays. Gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Kamloops’ history, learn about the lives of local pioneers, and hear some interesting stories.
Kamloops Museum & Archives Feb 12 12:00-1:00 PM Wed #220238 New! Exhibit at the Museum! From Jan. to April, the Kamloops Museum & Archives will present “Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway”; produced by the Revelstoke Museum, this temporary exhibit tells the story of the Chinese labourers who helped build the CPR under dangerous conditions. More info www.kamloops. ca/museum Red Lights & Black Hearts Lecture/Old Courthouse Tour
Explore the “darker side” of Kamloops and learn all about houses of ill repute and notorious Kamloops icons during the lecture portion. After, the Kamloops Museum will take you on a guided tour of the Old Courthouse! NOT suitable for younger audiences.. Kamloops Museum & Archives Feb 15 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Sat #220263 NEW! Self-defence for Women
A program of realistic, self-defence tactics and techniques for women. This is a comprehensive class that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance. Participants will learn the basics of hands-on defence training. Beattie School of the Arts McGill Campus Feb 12-19 6:30-9:00 PM Wed #219983
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This program will provide healthy alternatives for everyday meals, snacks, and treats. Participants will learn, in a hands-on environment, how to use sugar alternatives and other options. This program is offered in partnership with Interior Community Services. Mt. Paul United Church Feb 15 Sat
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BUSINESS The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, which represents downtown businesses, has elected a new board of directors. At the meeting were general manager Gay Pooler and president Brendan Shaw.
Introducing downtownâ€™s new board The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, which represents downtown businesses, has elected a new board of directors. Its executive is composed of president Brendan Shaw (Brendan Shaw Realty; vice-president Michael Popoff (Sunias Ventures); secretary Bill Sanesh Jr. (Bikini Billâ€™s); treasurer Scott Campbell (Campbell
& Company and director-atlarge Sandra Blair (Daley & Company LLP). Directors are Grant Veale (Plainsman Construction); Dino Bernardo (Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge); Shawn Haley (Erwinâ€™s Fine Baking); Brad Alberts (Integrated Urban Equities); Hal Hicks (Fulton & Company); Tony Bradwell (Urban Systems); Tammy Gellatly (RBC);
Shatha Al-Reihani (Plaza Hotel); Maeghan Summers (Noble Pig Brew House); John Hanson (National Hospitality Group); and Mike Oâ€™Reilly (Venture Kamloops). The association also awarded its first Downtown Leadership Award to Gina Caputo, which was accepted by sister Anna Harrison of Genesis Fashion & Beauty and the Caputo Family.
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McElhanney wins award
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. has won the Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Award for Excellence in Construction Management and Supervision for its work on the Highway 5/Clearwater Valley Road intersection-improvement project.
The project involved building a roundabout to improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through Clearwater and incorporating design elements to accommodate large industrial loads that regularly travel Highway 5.
McElhanney excelled at steering the project through to a very successful completion, ensuring a safe trafficmanagement plan, addressing issues and finding solutions as they arose, while making sure the project stayed on time and on budget.
MIKE MILTIMORE: A BDC contest success story.
Entrepreneur contest returns for 2014 By Dale Bass
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All he wanted when he entered a competition sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) was enough money to build his new guitar. That was 2012 and, while he didn’t go on to win the $100,000 Grand Prize for Innovation award, Mike Miltimore of Kamloops’ Lee’s Music did win a $25,000 marketing prize. Today, his Riversong guitars are being sold in 80 countries, were seen being played by singer Trace Adkins during last year’s American Country Music Awards and, as recently as last month, drew the attention of Jack White, who Rolling Stone magazine has included in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The BDC competition is accepting applications for its 2014 competition, which is open to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35. Ideally, applicants will be at a turning point in their business where, with just a bit of help, it could grow to create long-term success. To enter, applicants must submit a short video describing the business, the point they are at, what might help them succeed and grow and describe a project that has yet to be implemented. Deadline is April 3 at 9 a.m. For more information, go online to bdc. ca/yea.
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B6 THURSDAY, February 6, 2014
Just how good is good enough for God?
HERE was something about Captain Bob.” Human lives are complicated. That almost goes without saying, doesn’t it? We all have our own story about the good times, the bad times, the successes and the losses in life. Some folks just seem to have everything go their own way and get all the breaks in life. Some folks seem to have nothing ever go right for them. Experiences with religion have hurt many people. In my own life, having gone through Sunday School, it seemed only natural to go on to “adult church.” It didn’t work that way for me. The innocence of Sunday School was
JOHN NOAKES You Gotta Have FAITH replaced with the realities of adult life. Nothing of what I heard in church ever addressed the real issues a teenager faced. Unless I wanted to fit into the mold of religious expression, there was nothing there of any value to me. Several years later, after graduating from Radio College of Canada, I was roommates with my best buddy from high school. He was engaged to be married.
She had a friend who was single, so it seemed like a good idea for John to come to church and meet her. Yes, John fell in love, but had his heart broken. Sure, I felt I wasn’t good enough because I wasn’t a “church guy.” Yes, John stopped going to church; nothing there for me anyway. Almost two years passed. She had moved away and got married to somebody else. I did kind of like the brass band music. No one would remember me, so, I went on my own this time. New people were there at the front. The corps officers, Captain Bob and his wife, were a very nice couple who had a young family.
There was something about Captain Bob. He was well educated and I remember thinking to myself what a waste it was that he would give his life to be an officer. He was an eloquent speaker and spoke often from the New Testament letters written by Paul. Captain Bob also had a beautiful tenor voice. One morning he sang a song as he stood behind the pulpit. The title of the song was, Knowing My Failings. As he sang, it was as if Peter, the disciple who had denied Christ, was singing the words. My eyes burned with tears as the song ended.
There was something about Captain Bob. He befriended me and spoke to me about things close to his heart.
He told me of how hurt he was when one of his own congregation had done something terrible to him. I never saw him show any kind of anger, nor did he seek retribution for what had happened. It was maybe the first time I had really seen forgiveness
in action. There was something about Captain Bob.
Captain Bob spoke to me about grace. He told me no one was ever saved by religion. He told me no man could ever save me. Captain Bob said he was a sinner saved by grace. That is the only way. That’s what was different about Captain Bob.
Jesus speaks about religion in chapter 18 in Luke’s gospel. Jesus told the story of the righteous people who would stand, make long prayers and thank God they were not like the thieves, adulterers and evil-doers of the world. But, He then spoke of the tax collector, who realized the spiritual condition of his own heart. “But, the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Sometimes, we may feel we will never be good enough for God. How good would be good enough, do you think? Why not just the way you are? John Noakes is a soldier at the Salvation Army Community Church
This Habitat home rose in 2010 and will be joined by two more housing additions in Kamloops later this year. KTW file photo
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Habitat ready to build Habitat for Humanity Kamloops will be building two homes in 2014 for families struggling to overcome the cycle of poverty. The organization is accepting applications from families wishing to live in those houses. All the information can be found online at habitatkamloops.ca. “Every Canadian family deserves a safe, decent and affordable place to call home,” said Habitat for Humanity Kamloops chairman David Hughes. “Our goal is to make that dream a reality.” How does the group make this work? Through volunteer labor and donations. Habitat homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labour into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Habitat houses are sold to partner families with zero-interest financing. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses. The public can help by shopping at Habitat’s ReStore Donation Centre at 1425 Cariboo Pl. in Sahali. There, Habitat receives new and used furniture, large and small appliances, household goods and building materials donated by homeowners, contractors, retailers and manufacturers, and sells them to the public at greatly reduced prices. Money raised through ReStore sales covers 100 per cent of the cost of Habitat for Humanity Kamloops’ administration. For more information, call Habitat executive director Jan Lingford at 250-314-6783 or send an email to email@example.com.
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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ¥/¥¥/≠/‡/ *Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (2LT/Z71)/2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4X4 1WT (G80/B30/H2R). Freight ($1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualiﬁed retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. ‡‡2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel-consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Comparison based on wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ^Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your dealer for additional details. +Whichever comes ﬁrst. See dealer/manufacturer for details. Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. ~ Includes 6 months trial of Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas; availability impacted by some geographical/cellular limitations), advisor assisted-routing available; Visit onstar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. † Whichever comes ﬁrst. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¥¥ For retail customers only. $3,500/$4,000 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash, ﬁnance or lease purchases of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2LT Z71/2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4X4 1WT. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or chevrolet.ca for details. Offers end February 28, 2014. ** True North Edition Package (PDU) includes credit valued at $2,265 MSRP. Offer only valued from January 3, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (the “Program Period”). †† $1,000 manufacturer to dealer lease cash available on 2014 Silverado Double Cab. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. Offer ends February 28, 2014. ‡ Offer only valid from January 3, 2014 – February 28, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase,ﬁnance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Silverado Heavy Duty, Sierra Light Duty, Sierra Heavy Duty, or 2013 Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ¥ 2.5% lease APR available for 48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab 4X4 1WT, O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. License, insurance, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees and other applicable fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. ^^ The 2014 Silverado has been awarded the 2014 North American Truck of the Year. For more information, please visit www.northamericancaroftheyear.org W Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.
Call Smith Chevrolet Cadillac at 250-372-2551, or visit us at 950 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops. [License #11184]
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IMPORTED FROM DETROIT The 300 is going 8 Mile — again
Inspired by the industrious look and feel of Detroit, the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition returns for 2014. It now offers the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive system, along with its unique signature exterior appointments, and an interior clad in dark colours and exotic materials all tied in with John Varvatos’ signature design language. Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos now represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos U.S.A. Collection and Boys’ line, as well as Converse by John Varvatos. With the aluminum 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine delivering 292 hp, or legendary 5.7-litre Hemi V8 engine with 363 hp with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology — the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition with intelligent AWD features a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system. No other major automotive manufacturer offers the combination of these two independent technologies. With its unique Phantom Black tricoat exterior paint and discrete metallic finishes inside and out, the limitedproduction Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition returns, exuding its Detroit-tough attitude. Styled after the black with Titaniumfinished John Varvatos’ cologne bottle, a Titanium-finished grille surround, Titanium Chrome Chrysler “wing” badge and Black Chrome grille blades mimic the foundries that made Motor City flourish. For a more striking look, an aggressively styled front fascia integrates larger air inlets and features Black Chrome grille blades and Titanium-finished accents. Matching the cologne bottle finish are 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels (19-inch with all-wheel drive), day light opening surrounds and mirror caps finished in Titanium. At the rear, LED taillamps with blackened detail give a more masculine look, while dual-exhaust tips in titanium, and John Varvatos and Chrysler wing deck-lid badges finished in Titanium Chrome complete the look.
Q 5 YEAR COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY †† Q 5 YEAR LEASING WITH BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS Q 5 YEAR 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE
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Q1.6L GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE Q AM/FM/CD/MP3/ USB/IPOD AUDIO SYSTEM Q POWER DOOR LOCKS Q FRONT, SIDE AND CURTAIN AIRBAGS
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Q HEATED FRONT SEATS Q AM/FM/XM™/CD/MP3 6-SPEAKER AUDIO SYSTEM W/ AUX/USB JACKS Q BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM Q STABILITY MANAGEMENT WITH ESC AND TRACTION CONTROL
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5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty†† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty TM
The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Leasing offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2014 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD/Accent 4-Door L/Tucson 2.0L GL FWD MT with an annual lease rate of 3.90%/0.90%/2.90%. Bi-weekly lease payment of $158/$82/$128 for a 60 month walk-away lease. Down Payment of $2,495/$0/$1,895 and first monthly payment required. Total lease obligation is $23,035/$10,660/$18,535. Lease offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,550/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. $0 security deposit on all models. 20,000 km allowance per year applies. Additional charge of $0.12/km on all models except Genesis Sedan and Equus where additional charge is $0.25/km. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Lease a new 2014 Accent 4 Dr L and you’ll be entitled to a $225 dealer to customer lease credit. Dealer to customer lease credit applies before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. ʕPrice of models shown: 2013 Elantra Limited is $24,985. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded.ʈFuel consumption for new 2014 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD (HWY 7.3L/100KM; City10.2.L/100KM), Accent 4-Door L (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.5L/100KM)/Tucson 2.0L GL FWD MT (HWY 7.2L/100KM; City 10.0L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $5,000 /$4,540 available on 2013 Sonata Hybrid/ 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †ΩʕOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.
Kamloops Hyundai 948 Notre Dame Dr., Kamloops 250-851-9380 orDEALER 1-888-900-9380 PAPER TO INSERT TAG HERE D#30681 D#30681
THURSDAY, February 6, 2014
Nissan unveils revolutionary race engine for Le Mans
SR model shownV 1.6 SL Tech model shownV
2014 VERSA NOTE
• BETTER COMBINED FUEL EFFICIENCY THAN YARIS AND FIT* • BEST-IN-CLASS TOTAL INTERIOR VOLUME†
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The Totally Redesigned 2014 ROGUE • BETTER FUEL ECONOMY (HWY) THAN ESCAPE AND CR-V*
• AVAILABLE 3RD ROW SEATING
• AVAILABLE INTUITIVE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
• LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$ SL AWD Premium model shown with Accessory Roof Rail CrossbarsV
• DIVIDE-N-HIDE CARGO SYSTEM®
$1,850 DOWN • FREIGHT AND PDE INCLUDED
OFFERS END FEBRUARY 28
FIND YOURS AT CHOOSENISSAN.CA OR YOUR LOCAL RETAILER RIVER CITY NISSAN 2405 East Trans Canada Hwy, Kamloops, BC Tel: (250) 377-3800
for errors in data on third party websites. 12/17/2013. Offers subject to change, continuation or cancellation without notice. Offers have no cash alternative value. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. ©1998-2013 Nissan Canada Inc. and Nissan Financial Services Inc. a division of Nissan Canada Inc.
2014 SUBCOMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR
stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between Feb. 1-28, 2014. †Global Automakers of Canada Entry Level Segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. MY13/14 competitors. *All information compiled from third-party sources including manufacturer websites. Not responsible for errors
WITH OUR ALL-NEW LINEUP:
— Metroland Media applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except
Cox, Nissan’s Global Motorsport Director.
available only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission. This offer is only available on lease offers of an 39 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. V Models shown $20,585/$21,565/$34,728 Selling
has done a truly remarkable job with the internal combustion engine,” said Darren
Price for a new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 SL Tech (B5TG14 NA00), Xtronic CVT® transmission/Sentra 1.8 SR (C4SG14 AA00), CVT/Rogue SL AWD Premium model (Y6DG14 BK00), CVT transmission. ≠V Freight and PDE charges ($1,567/$1,567/$1,630), certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where
LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015. “Our engine team
is $5,356/$6,156/$18,289. $950/$950 NF Lease Cash included in advertised price, applicable only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission through subvented lease through Nissan Finance. $200/$400 dealer participation included and
racecar will also be used in the development of Nissan’s planned entry into the
Representative semi-monthly lease offer based on new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Rogue S FWD (Y6RG14 AA00), CVT transmission. 0%/0%/3.9% lease APR for a 39/39/60 month term equals 78/78/120 semi-monthly
French endurance event. Lessons learned from the development of the revolutionary
payments of $69/$79/$138 with $0/$0/$1,850 down payment, and $0 security deposit. First semi-monthly payment, down payment and $0 security deposit are due at lease inception. Prices include freight and fees. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation
l’Ouest for new and ground breaking technologies never previously seen at the classic
Nissan will not only break new ground with the unique electric power plant aboard the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans this year, but the accompanying internal combustion engine is set to revolutionize standards of performance and efficiency. The Nissan ZEOD RC will become the first entry at Le Mans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under nothing but electric power in June. A single lap of each stint — a fuel “stint” lasts approximately one hour — will be electric powered. Then, the new Nissan DIG-T R 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine will take over. The incredibly small engine weighs only 40 kilograms (88 pounds) but produces an astonishing 400 horse power. The base engine is only 500 mm tall by 400 mm long and 200 mm wide (19.68” x 15.74” x 7.78”). While the engine is technically too heavy to take as carry-on luggage on a plane, it would easily fit inside the luggage guides seen at major airports around the world. Revving to 7,500 R.P.M., the Nissan DIG-T R produces 380 Nm of torque. At a ratio of 10 horsepower per kilogram, the new engine actually has a better power-to-weight ratio than the new engines to be used in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship this year. With the entire concept of the Nissan ZEOD RC focusing heavily on downsizing and efficiency, Nissan turned to lubricants partner Total to help develop the engine. The French lubricants manufacturer has worked closely with Nissan engineers to develop fuel and lubricants to maximize the potential of the engine. The Nissan ZEOD RC will occupy Garage 56 at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, an additional entry reserved by the Automobile Club de
B10 THURSDAY, February 6, 2014 KAMLOOPS
Cuisine: Tim Petruk firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 250-374-7467 Ext: 234
Dark Chocolate Paté 3 large egg yolks 12.5 grams granulated sugar 250 grams dark chocolate 150 grams unsalted butter 250 ml 36% (whipping) cream 75 grams dried sour cherries, chopped In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Set aside. In a large Bain Marie, melt together chocolate and butter, stirring with a rubber spatula until combined and glossy. Slowly stir chocolate/butter mixture into egg yolk/sugar mixture. Stir in cream. Fold in cherries. Pour mixture into 15 individual silicone moulds. Place in freezer for several hours or overnight. Turn out onto serving plates and allow to sit five minutes. Serve with raspberry coulis.
An appetite for Valentine’s Day
T WAS TRUE. In the seven years since they had been married, Valentine’s Day had become synonymous with romantic folly, yielding the kinds of stories that, at dinner parties, kept friends laughing, helplessly, until someone finally snorted a green pea out their nose. There was their first, when a dozen daisies (because they were newlyweds who couldn’t afford roses and they hadn’t yet exchanged their full lists of allergies) produced a night of sniffling and sneezing that, to this day, causes them to blush whenever someone has a runny nose. A year later, there was the incident with the chocolate lava cakes — and the stains on the kitchen ceiling to prove it. Following that were two distinct restaurant mishaps that resulted in having to choose two new favourite restaurants. Then, back in their own kitchen
reconsidered had they for Year Five, was the known that getting to year of the mysterious the dock entailed a big bang and the resulthalf-hour-long tractor ing fallen soufflés, the ride, down an iffy cliff year she finally tossed side goats would fear to her whisk in the sink tread, with a gregarious and declared a ban on vineyard owner who Valentines’ Day. held their lives, and “We have a good their romantic evening, marriage. We don’t need DARCIE HOSSACK in his hands.) a paper-card holiday to Bon They brought silk prove it!” she said, her APPÉTIT sheets and other silken face red as a cinnamon things. heart. They brought wine and But, when February came flowers and gourmet take-out and around again the next year and two place settings of their good they treated it like any other day dishes. of winter, she felt as sullen as the Together at last. weather. They decided to make it It wasn’t until the tractor was up to each other by making their halfway back up the goat track that anniversary, in the summer, extra they discovered they weren’t alone. special. A half-hour later, on the That July, a friend loaned them houseboat’s roof deck, while their a houseboat for the night. friend’s adult daughter and her They arrived separately — to boyfriend had their own celebraheighten the anticipation. tion in the cabin, they ate in miser(It was a choice they would’ve
(Alternately, pour mixture into a single, parchment-lined pâté mould or a small spring form pan. To serve, slice with a hot chefs’ knife, cleaning knife under hot water after each cut). Makes one litre of mixture.
able silence. It began to rain. Still, she was a hopeless romantic, a hopeless romantic with a recipe she was anxious to try for the very first time. Worse, it was a pastry chef’s recipe, which she had obtained by writing more than one pleading letter to their (new) favourite restaurant, a recipe that needed to be halved at least twice, one that was written in exacting grams and millilitres instead of familiar cups and tablespoons. Instead of trying to convert it into wild approximates, she made her shopping list. She started at her favourite gourmet shop to buy oval-shaped silicone moulds and a digital kitchen scale. Elsewhere, she selected dark Belgian chocolate and dried sour cherries. Then, at home, she carefully separated yolks from whites,
melted chocolate over a gentle water bath, stirred and folded everything together, poured the mixture into the priceless moulds, set the moulds on baking sheets and placed the baking sheets into the freezer overnight. It wasn’t her fault the freezer door didn’t close. Nor was it her fault when $1,000 worth of frozen groceries thawed out and had to be thrown away. But, when she made the chocolate paté again the next day and served it after dinner that night, all was forgotten — until the very next dinner party.
Darcie Friesen Hossack is a food columnist and author of Mennonites Don’t Dance. email@example.com.
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Nicola Family Therapy, a non-proďŹ t family counselling agency is currently seeking applications for a permanent part time family therapist (22.5 hrs/week). This position may have the potential to work into a permanent full time position.
Kamloops This Week a division of Aberdeen Publishing in beautiful Kamloops, BC. has an opening for an Advertising Sales Manager.
Experience in personal counseling, couples and family counseling and group therapy, as well as assessment and preventive interventions will be an asset. A strong working understanding of womenâ€™s issues and the impact of gender and power as contributing factors towards family and relationship violence is essential. Applicants must have a degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, or related discipline.
Youâ€™ll join a high-energy sales team focused on delivering quality customer service to our clients and you will play an active role in that dynamic team. As Advertising Sales Manager you would be responsible for the following: s ,EADING DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS s )MPLEMENTING REVENUE INITIATIVES AND SALES STRATEGIES s -AINTAINING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH EXISTING CLIENTS s $EVELOPING NEW ACCOUNTS s #OACHING STAFF THROUGH THEIR SUCCESS s 0ROVIDING SUPERIOR SALES LEADERSHIP
Closing date for this position is February 14, 2014 @ 4pm. Only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.
Desired Skills and Experience This is a full-time permanent position ideal for someone who is: s 0ASSIONATE ABOUT SALES AND ADVERTISING s 0ROVEN IN 3ALES -ANAGEMENT AT LEAST YEARS s 3TRONG IN GUIDING DEVELOPMENT AND MOTIVATING STAFF s %NERGETIC AND DRIVEN REGARDLESS OF OBSTACLES s -OTIVATED BY SUCCESS s !DAPTABLE AND A CREATIVE THINKER
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Please send your resume and a covering letter to: Nicola Family Therapy PO Box 968, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 Or Email: email@example.com
Kamloops This Week is a company dedicated to their employee. We offer a competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts package and offer a career ďŹ lled with growth and success!
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Please send resumes to: Kelly Hall, Publisher Kamloops This Week "