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Tourism Kamloops CEO Lee Morris chats with Clyde during action this week at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier at Interior Savings Centre. Clyde’s handlers, Mike and Collette De Schutter, are from Kelowna. Mike is a retired orderly from St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, where he and Clyde would bring cheer to patients in the pediatric and geriatric wards. His mutt’s love for curling started early: “He’d go curling with me all the time,” says Mike. The road trip to Kamloops was minus one passenger — a cat, and a puppet cat at that. Obviously, Clyde rides better in cars than does the cat. “He didn’t have to ride in the trunk,” Mike says of Clyde. “Back seat all the way.” For more on the eclectic fan base the Brier attracts, turn to pages A12 and A13. For more on the action on the pebbled ice, turn to page A19 and go online to kamloopsthisweek.com. Dave Eagles/KTW
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CITY BUYS DAILY NEWS SITE FOR $4.8 MILLION By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
It could become a performing-arts centre, the home of a new city hall or a parkade. For now, the City of Kamloops is content to own and operate an 200stall parking lot at the former site of the Kamloops Daily News. Mayor Peter Milobar announced on Thursday, March 6, that the city will spend $4.8 million to purchase the building and parking lot at 393 Seymour St. A report on the sale will come to council on Tuesday, March 11, when the city will kick off an alternativeapproval process, allowing it to bor-
row the money needed to complete the deal with Glacier Media, parent company of the Daily News. Milobar said the loan will be repaid by revenue from motorists who park on the lot, which the city will take over management of on completion of the deal, as well as with revenues from on-street parking downtown and the parking reserve. “This is truly a parking payingfor-parking acquisition of the property,” Milobar said. “It will not require any property-tax draw to finance this purchase.” The $4.8 million won’t cover the cost of building anything on the lot, nor the cost of tearing down the building, should the city decide to take that step.
However, Milobar said, the city has already looked at the cost of demolition and there is enough parking revenue available from reserves and a recent hike in fees downtown to cover both acquisition and destruction. Milobar said it’s too early to determine if the building, originally the home of the Hudson’s Bay Company, will come down, but didn’t offer much to suggest the building will be a long-term presence on Seymour Street. “The Daily News building — I think we’ve even heard from the head of the heritage commission as well as others in the community that it was built in the ’50s and it’s essentially a concrete bunker,” he said.
“It’s a very strong building, but it’s expensive to try to renovate and try to put other tenants in there.” Council will decide whether it’s more cost-effective to keep the building for the time being or demolish it and collect revenue from the additional 65 stalls of parking that could fit in its footprint. Looking to the future, Milobar said the lot could easily become the home of a new performing-arts centre or even a new city hall building. “We very much wanted to make sure that anything we acquired for a parking structure was large enough area to accommodate any type of civic building moving forward,” he said. While the city is moving quickly
to complete the sale, Milobar said it will be up to Kamloops’ next council to decide what should be built on the lot. “This was, at this point strictly, ‘How do we best secure a piece of land in downtown Kamloops?,” he said. Glacier Media first approached the city about selling the lot when the city put out an expression of interest in 2012, but Milobar said at the company indicated it wanted the paper to remain on site as a tenant in whatever building the city decided to erect. “Obviously, in the last couple of months, with the untimely closure of the newspaper itself, that changed negotiations ,” he said.
Original parkade plan was stalled by opponents This is the City of Kamloops’ second crack at securing a site for a new downtown parkade. In 2010 and 2011, the city floated a plan to build a parkade on Lorne Street, at the edge of Riverside Park near Heritage House, and spent $280,000 on preliminary studies and preparations for the structure. The city ran through several designs and budgets for the parkade but, eventually, settled on a twolevel, 350-stall model that would have cost about $8 million to build. From the beginning, however, the plan was controversial, with some residents strongly opposed to its location adjacent to the park. When the city set out to borrow money for the building through its alternative-approval process, parkade opponents launched a successful counter-petition, collecting 9,417 signatures. It would only have needed 6,533 to stop the city from moving ahead with the borrowing. While the council of the day would have had the option to hold a referendum on the Riverside parkade, it opted to kill the plan altogether. About a year later, at the request of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, the city put out an expression of interest, looking for sites in the downtown core that could become home to a new parkade. Glacier Media, parent company of the Kamloops Daily News, was one of several landowners to answer the call — and is now in the process of selling the city its Seymour Street property for $4.8 million.
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While the city has purchased the former Kamloops Daily News property at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue to accommodate parking, it is unclear what will happen to the old Bay building. For now, the parking lot behind the building will be used. KTW file photo
Made in Britain March 8, 2014
Saturday 7:30 pm Sagebrush Theatre
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Topping Trees is a ‘Growing Problem’ STOP TOPPING TREES
RESULTS OF TOPPING
The tree retaliates by producing an unruly crop of weakly-attached watersprouts, prone to disease and breakage. Disease enters via the stub ends, making the tree a short-lived and potentially dangerous one. The tree ends up looking even bulkier than before; it soon needs re-pruning.
1. Remove dead, damaged, or diseased branches. 2. Remove suckers and watersprouts. 3. Remove badly placed branches: t$SPTTJOHPSSVCCJOHFBDI other t(SPXJOHJOUPDFOUSFPGUSFF t(SPXJOHJOUPXBMLXBZT SPBEXBZT or buildings 4. If desired, trim slender branch tips a few inches, to a bud or a parent branch.
Stub ends are a sign of poor pruning. This kind of pruning destroys the health & beauty of the tree.
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Prune It Right! Here’s how: Make mostly thinning cuts (removal of branches right back to the parent branch or trunk). Avoid creating stub ends. Make your cuts just outside the branch collar (a slight thickening where the branch joins its parent branch or trunk). Flush cuts destroy the tree’s defense zone. Remember: remove no more than 20% of the green.
Now stand back and admire the great pruning job. Your tree will look airy and graceful, and your pruning job will stay done much longer than stub-end pruning. Trees add beauty and value to your home. Protect your investment with proper pruning. Attend our workshop: #223339 . Pruning Fruit Trees, Ornamentals, and Shrubs on March 12, 2014. To register call 250-828-3500.
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Regular Council Meeting Mar 11, 1:30 pm
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Competition No. 03-02/14 Closing: Mar 13, 2014
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Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Advisory Committee Mar 13, 9 am DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street Social Planning Council Mar 19, 5 pm DES Boardroom Council Budget Meeting Mar 25, 9 am Regular Council Meeting Mar 25, 1:30 pm Regular Council Meeting April 1, 1:30 pm Public Hearing April 1, 7 pm Council Budget Meeting Apr 8, 10:30 am
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Parks and Recreation Committee Apr 9, 11 am West Highlands Park, 1185 Links Way
Regular City Council meetings are broadcast on Shaw Cable as follows: Thurs and Sat at 11 am and Sun at 7 pm. Council meetings can also be viewed online at: kamloops.ca/webcast. Meeting schedule is available at kamloops.ca/council.
Windbreak St Reconstruction Project Open House Windbreak St reconstruction (between Tranquille Rd and Parkcrest Ave) will take place in 2014. Windbreak St residents and business owners are invited to attend an open house presenting the reconstruction plan:
Notes Wed, Mar 12, 6 - 8 pm Brocklehurst Middle School Library 985 Windbreak Street
Notes regarding matters pertaining to understanding and appreciation of diversity and the inclusion of Aboriginal and ethnic communities into the social fabric of our community. If you are interested in applying, please submit a brief covering letter and resume outlining your background and interest. Additional info is available at: www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment /socialplan/diversitycommittee.shtml. Applications A are due Mar 11 at 4 pm to: Ben Chobater Community Development Coordinator 250-828-3582 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Government cannot force casino to stay put Stories by Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
The B.C. Liberal government has no intention of forcing Lake City Casinos to remain downtown, said MLA Todd Stone, in whose Kamloops-South Thompson riding the casino operates. Stone said he has come to learn through conversations with Lake
City owner Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) that a new casino needs a footprint larger than what is available in downtown Kamloops. While the corporation owns the parking lot downtown behind Hotel 540, development of that site will require underground parking — something Stone said Gateway has deemed too expensive.
It has now determined it needs floor space of 40,000 to 50,000 square feet, compared with the 16,000 square feet it has today. Recent news coverage has speculated Gateway intends to develop the former Rona site beside the TransCanada Highway in Aberdeen. The company has refused comment. The former Kamloops Daily News building — which the city has purchased for parking use — was
ruled out due to development costs, Stone said. “It’s not mine or Terry’s [Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake] or BCLC’s — it’s Gateway’s decision.” A Gateway representative could not be reached for comment. Stone said the ultimate authority is the City of Kamloops, which is responsible for zoning and receives $1.3 million a year in revenues from
the casino. The city has said it will need to measure the benefits of an expanded casino outside the downtown core versus the potential loss if it were to locate outside city limits. Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson told KTW last month it would be an “exciting opportunity” if Gateway was to consider TIB land as a new site for its casino.
BCLC execs: Work here, live here
The city’s two MLAs have delivered a strongly worded message to the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) that senior executives from the Crown corporation should work and reside in Kamloops. Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake recently met with Jim Lightbody, the BCLC’s interim CEO. “From the premier on down to the finance minister who is responsible and the two MLAs, we’re all on the same page in wanting the head office to remain in Kamloops,” Stone said. With the departure of CEO Michael Graydon to a private-sector casino operator, Stone said “there’s a good opportunity to make sure that expectation is well understood in BCLC. “We’d like to see a new CEO work and live in Kamloops.” Mayor Peter Milobar gave the same message to Lightbody on what he called “leakage” of senior executives to the Coast.
While Kamloops is officially the head office, senior executives live and work in the Lower Mainland. That move was done under Graydon’s six-year tenure. Functions in Kamloops include information technology, legal and finance operations. About 50 per cent of workers with the BCLC work out of Kamloops, with one-third in the sales and marketing east Vancouver office and another 20 per cent in the field at casinos. Stone said government believes the senior executives should work out of the Kamloops office, something he forecasts can happen over time under a new CEO. Beyond operations, Stone said senior executives — like Vic Poleschuk who headed the Canada Summer Games here in 1993 — can be a force in the community where they reside through volunteerism and public service. He said the message will also be delivered to BCLC’s board, headed by city resident Bud Smith.
WINTER HAS DRIVEN MANY SQUIRRELY KTW reader Marc Smith met this little squirrel as both were out recently, enjoying a rare sunny winter day in Kamloops. The cute rodent’s venture from his winter den could mean spring-like weather is on its way. In the short term, there is good news for all as the forecast for the next week calls for sunshine and warm temperatures — up to 14 C on the weekend! Get out and enjoy it for it has been a long winter.
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$250,000 worth of smartboards stuck in boxes By Dale Bass
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Denise Harper wants to know why 50 smartboards — at a total value of about $250,000 — are still sitting in boxes. The chairwoman of the KamloopsThompson board of education is surprised the situation, which she learned about last year, “has not been remedied” and the technology not installed in several Kamloops schools. Harper said the situation was discussed when trustees reviewed the school district’s technology policy late last year. At the time, she said, there were problems of getting staff to install them.
“But, I am surprised it has not been done,” Harper said. Art McDonald, the school district’s director of facilities and transportation, confirmed there are 50 of the devices waiting to be installed, but said the backlog exists because smartboard installation is only part of what the maintenance department does. “We don’t use outside contractors for this work, as our staff know what needs to be done for the installation.” McDonald said, “So, when they get there, the install is quicker and all the installs are done in a consistent manner. “By using our staff, the schools don’t have to pay the labour costs
Smartboards have many uses. In the fall of 2011, this South Kamloops secondary class used the technology to Skype with peers in Mexico. KTW file photo
associated with the installs.” Smartboards are interactive whiteboards that work as part of a system with a computer, projector
and software. They cost about $5,000 each, Harper said. Kelvin Stretch, the board’s treasurer, said the reality isn’t as cut and dry.
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Smartboards are being installed when the facilities department can get to them, but parent-advisory councils (PACs) are behind the purchases,
which makes planning and scheduling difficult. Adding to the issue is the age of many schools, with wiring not suited for today’s
technology. Stretch said some installations are straightforward in newer schools, while the work in older buildings can also be more complicated. He said the district is working on a plan “because it doesn’t look like this process is going to end and it’s a challenge for the district. “We don’t want to tell the PACs to stop and so we need to prioritize it — and we’re not funded [by the provincial government] to do this.”
OPEN CASTING CALL FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM Vancouver based Casting Director Sandra-Ken Freeman will be coming to do an open casting call in Kamloops on March 15, 2014 11- 5 PM. OUR MEET AND GREET WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 15, 2014, 11 AM- 5 PM at the THOMPSON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE 650 VICTORIA ST., KAMLOOPS, BC Seeking Men ages 25- 65. Character faces, all shapes and sizes. Big and burly, ﬁt and muscular. Men with beards,scruff and moustaches or clean shaven. All ethnicities. Men who have trucks and vehicles are an asset. We will be looking to ﬁnd Actors, stand-ins and background performers. The rate of pay will be $10.25( min.wage) + depending on performance category. Must hold Canadian Citizenship or valid working visa. You may also email us directly at email@example.com We require an updated picture (close up and full size) with basic height and weight. Freeman Casting will contact you directly via email for more details.
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014
‘He lied to me, so I just got up and gave him a shot to the head’ By Tim Petruk
The man accused in a 1999 cold-case slaying spoke casually to an undercover cop in 2012 about how he killed and buried a man missing for more than a decade. Rob Smith’s trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on charges of manslaughter and interfering with a dead body wrapped up its 14th day on Thursday, March 6. “I ended up killing somebody and I just dug a hole and put him in it,” Smith said in the video, which was filmed on Aug. 10, 2012, in an RCMP covert warehouse in the Lower Mainland. “I imagine the body’s still there. It’s been quite a long time.” Smith is charged in the death of Sandy Charlie, who vanished from Lytton in December 1999.
Court has heard Smith became a suspect in 2007, but was never arrested due to a lack of evidence. That changed when Charlie’s body was uncovered accidentally by an excavator working on Crown land in 2011. Police did not publicly release any information about the fact Charlie’s body had been located. Months after the body was located, Mounties launched an undercover Mr. Big sting targeting Smith.
Taking the stand on Thursday was the RCMP constable who portrayed the crime boss to whom Smith confessed. The video shows the pair meeting in what appears to be a living room with yellow walls and two dark leather couches. The undercover officer, who can only be identified as C.F., preached to Smith the importance of honesty, implying he could make legal troubles go away. “I need to know things so I can fix
things,” C.F. said. “If I don’t know everything, I can’t possibly fix it.” In the video, Smith said Charlie had been a witness to a domestic altercation involving Smith and his then-girlfriend, Gloria Oates. Charlie co-operated with police and Smith wound up behind bars, he said. When Smith was released from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, he invited Charlie to Oates’ house in Lytton for drinks. “I asked him about
it and he tried saying he never did — but I seen him,” Smith said to C.F. “I seen you point your finger and f----n’ I heard you.’ He tried to deny it and that made me more mad. “He lied to me, so I just got up and gave him a shot in the head, knocked him down, gave him a few more shots and he was out.” While Charlie was knocked out, Oates left to spend the night with her cousin. Smith said Charlie regained consciousness and left on his own accord, returning five minutes later. “When he came back to the house, that’s when I asked him again,” Smith said. “And that’s when I ended up finishing him right there — I just gave him a few more shots to the head, dragged him down the stairs and just left him
there.” Smith said he waited 10 minutes, then checked on Charlie again, finding no pulse. “I dragged him over to the side of the house and then I just went and dug the hole,” he said. C.F. asked Smith what he intended to do the night of the altercation. “I was just tuning him up at the time, that’s what I was thinking,” Smith said. “Did you want to kill him?” C.F. asked. “No, but I wanted to hurt him really bad,” Smith replied. “It just happened.” “Let’s be honest, buddy wouldn’t be in the f-----g ground right now if he’d kept his mouth shut in the first place,” C.F. said. “Yeah,” Smith replied. Members of Charlie’s family seated in the courtroom gallery
cried and consoled one another while Smith described the killing. In the video, Smith said he hadn’t told anyone else about the killing. “I’ve never told anybody except [another undercover officer] and you,” he said. “I kept it to myself for that long.” Mr. Big stings are elaborate operations in which murder suspects are befriended by undercover RCMP officers posing as members of a powerful criminal organization. Eventually, the suspect is asked by the crime boss to come clean about any criminal issues in his or her past. The Mr. Big operation targeting Smith cost between $178,000 and $212,000, the jury was told. C.F. was the last witness in the Crown’s case.
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ES, THERE ARE VAST expanses of empty blue seats in Interior Savings Centre. Yes, it has looked rather sparse in the arena this week as the world’s best men’s curlers do battle on the four sheets of pebbled ice. And, yes, having the country’s premier sports network broadcast all those empty seats across Canada cannot be fun for those who convinced the Canadian Curling Association to bring the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier to Kamloops. But, have you been? Have you walked into Interior Savings Centre and experienced this most unique of sporting events? If you haven’t, you really should — and you only have a few chances to do so as busy round-robin play has given way to playoffs, which begin today. If, when, you do walk into the arena, you will definitely see fewer blue seats as playoff action will bring out far more fans than did the roundrobin portion of the event. It’s the same in any sport — spectator numbers rise as the title game approaches. Regardless, it matters not to the curling fan — be they veterans like Dale Roadhouse of Alberta (featured in a story on page A11 of today’s edition) or rookies like me — how full or empty the arena is. For curling experts, watching the world’s best duel it out on four sheets of ice so close you can hear every whisper and grunt is nirvana. For the beginners, walking into
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MUSINGS ISC and seeing the arena in nationaltelecast condition takes the breath away. I took my son to the B.C.-Quebec game last weekend and the sight that greeted me as I entered the doors was akin to the memory I have of walking into Empire Stadium or Pacific Coliseum for the first time. When attending my first B.C. Lions’ and Vancouver Canucks’ games, the revelation of the field and rink as I came out of the tunnel from the concourse is a memory burned in my mind forever. Seeing the home of the Kamloops Blazers’ crafted for curling and having the sensation of the colours overwhelm as I took my first few steps into the building reminded me of being at Empire and the Coliseum all those years ago. Beyond the impressive setup, the curling itself is fascinating to watch. It helps to have a few experts sitting near you as my son and I were asking many questions as we tried to dissect what is, essentially, chess on ice. We knew the basic, of course.
We knew how the scoring worked, where the hog line was, why the freeguard was implemented and the reasons for the screaming and sweeping. But, thanks to KTW’s own curling queen, Linda Bolton, and others, my son and I walked out of the arena with a wealth of additional knowledge. We now know curling, like hockey, football and basketball, has a clock. We now know why curlers will sacrifice one point on last rock if it means retaining the hammer in the next end. We know the hack is not necessarily what many of the tobacco-loving curling fans do after a pack of Export Plain, but the device into which a curler places his foot as he delivers the rock. We also know that, despite the sparse crowd on the day we attended, many of those inside Interior Savings Centre would have looked right at home at Mardi Gras in New Orleans — or in the zaniest circus on earth. The Brier has been a revelation for me, for my son and for many people I know whose only previous exposure to curling had been with a stylist at a salon (zing!) In fact, there has been an informal agreement, arranged over many drinks, to form a team in the fall. In the meantime, I am looking forward to attending tomorrow night’s semifinal, followed by my virginal visit to the Brier Patch. If you haven’t been to the Brier, hurry hard down to ISC this weekend. email@example.com
It was perhaps the worst-kept secret in Kamloops. On Thursday, March 6, the City of Kamloops held a press conference at which Mayor Peter Milobar announced the city had reached an agreement to buy a parcel of property for $4.8 million. But, this isn’t just any piece of land — this is the prime slice of real estate at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue that had been home to the Kamloops Daily News until the venerable newspaper closed last month. The intent of the purchase is to create more parking stalls downtown as the issue has dominated the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s agenda for the past few years. Milobar says the $4.8-million purchase price will be covered by funds in the city’s parkingreserve fund and by those who now pay to park in the downtown core. Whether (or, more likely, when) a parkade finally rises on the site — with or without a building that may or may not house a performing-arts centre or new city hall — that cost will need to be examined. This deal can only be applauded, especially by the opponents of the original parkade plan. When city council in 2011 sought to build a parkade on city land on the edge of Riverside Park, opponents worked full-time to defeat the plan via a counter-petition. Sure, the new parkade plan may be $4-plus million more expensive before anything is built, but we cannot think of a more suitable, available site, considering the area surrounding the property.
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Re: Story: City buys Daily News site, will build parkade: “Exactly where the parkade should have been all along! “Finally the city has made a decent decision!” — Sofa__King “It’s about time the city got off there buts and did something for the people of Kamloops. “Is there an election coming up?” — Rita Wright
Re: Letter: Brrrr! Let students wait indoors when it’s cold outside: “A lot of kids have a good reason to be at school early and leaving them out in the cold is not the answer. “Punishing them is ridiculous.” — Twelfthnight
Re: View from city hall: Listening to the public as ﬁnal budget decision nears:
Editor: I, as much as anyone else in this community, have walked downtown and been asked for change by some of the less fortunate of the city. Personally, I have never had less than a perfectly polite interaction with our city’s homeless population. I give change if I can. If I don’t have any — I don’t. What I saw Tuesday night in front of a local business was unacceptable. A young man in a nice suit threw change
all over the sidewalk for a homeless man to scrounge for. It is nothing but an act of superiority and is shameful behaviour. Whether or not you contribute to a homeless person is your own business, however, there is no need to make them feel like less of a person. It was shameful and degrading. Next time, perhaps, you might consider being a respectable human being and placing the money in their hand. Chad Purdy Kamloops
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Education issue important, not just for those with kids Editor: Most parents know teachers work hard, care about kids and want to do their jobs every day in conditions that will result in the best possible education system. But, what about people with no personal investment in the education system? Let’s look at the money and finances. Many believe the Liberal government is working in a stable and sustainable economic plan and that saving money in the education sector is an important part of that strategy. Consider the amount of taxpayers’ money spent by the Liberal government to defend stripping of collective-agreement rights. The government refuses to release this information, but we already know about a $2-million price tag from the latest ruling. Lawyers charge $100 to $1,000 per hour and I’m sure a high-profile govern-
ment lawsuit doesn’t employ the low-end or just a few lawyers. And, this lawsuit lasted more than a decade. It seems the government found it more fiscally responsible to fund a lawsuit than public education. The ongoing lawsuits centre around class size and composition —not teacher salaries or benefits. Some argue class size doesn’t matter but, luckily, this topic is one of the most highly researched in education issues. A review published by the National Education Policy Centre at University of Colorado shows class size can be directly correlated to savings in social costs later on and the payoff is greater for students at risk of lifelong poverty and minority students. Research has found smaller class sizes increase high-school graduation and college-attendance rates, as well as
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wages and earnings at ages 27 to 42. Increased socioeconomic status is linked to increased health and lower crime rates. Imagine the impact this could have on social welfare, health and justice systems if we could think long-term. Let’s not forget, the court ruling is not about the courts siding with the union. A Supreme Court justice took an unbiased look at evidence and facts — much not available to the public — and determined the Liberal government broke the law twice. And, they still want to spend more tax dollars on stalling for time. When I take children and teachers out of the equation, I see a provincial government using taxpayers’ money irresponsibly to defend their own illegal actions in a plan that undermines the long-term wellbeing of our province. Christine Miller Kamloops
Councillor Cavers needs to think before he speaks
“It is time for city hall to learn the difference between two simple words: need and want.” — Grouchy1
Editor: I’m so excited to hear Donovan Cavers is running again for council. I was worried he might get a real job. But, I guess he could CITY OF
taste the raise in pay he voted for, come the next council. I’m so sad he claims the media give him so much attention. He says he has thick skin.
Maybe if he would check some of the statements that come from his mouth, the attention would be less. Robert Alexander Kamloops
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Will India swing hard right?
N INDIAN election is a marathon, not a sprint. The voting will start in a month’s time, on April 7, but the voting will move around the country on nine phases, ending on May 12. The votes will then be counted — there are 814-million eligible voters — and the results will be known on May 16. But, a lot of people think they know the result now — Narendra Modi of the BJP will be prime minister and India will swing hard right. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party-Indian People’s Party) is a socially conservative, Hindu nationalist party that has only had one full term in national office, from 1998 to 2004. Then, it led a broad coalition that restrained its more extreme sectarian impulses. Today, however, many Indian observers claim to detect a “Modi wave” of support that might carry the BJP into power on its own. That would certainly make for interesting times. Modi is best known for two things — the remarkable economic growth and relative freedom from corruption of his home state of Gujarat and his alleged complicity in the mas-
GWYNNE DYER World WATCH sacre of more than 1,000 Muslims during religious riots shortly after he became chief minister of Gujarat in 2001. The prosperity of Gujarat is obviously a political asset for him. The problem is his alleged religious extremism is also an asset in the view of some of his potential supporters. Indeed, that is probably why Modi has never expressed any regret or offered any apologies for the riots, an omission that many see as disqualifying him for high political office. Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister for the last 10 years, said when announcing his retirement in January: “It would be disastrous for the country to have Narendra Modi as the next prime minister. If ,by a strong prime minister, they mean you preside over the massacre of innocent citizens on the streets . . . “I do not believe that is the sort of strength
this country needs.” But, the ruling Congress Party is weighed down by corruption scandals and slowing economic growth and Congress’s candidate for prime minister is none other than Rahul Gandhi, whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather have all held the job in the past. However, Rahul’s political ideas seem half-formed, his rhetoric struggles under the burden of words like “empowerment” and he is seriously lacking in novelty value. Hence the “Modi wave.” The BJP leads Congress by a wide margin in the opinion polls, so pundits are speculating on how a BJP government would behave if it were led by Modi and had no need of coalition partners. There is no precedent for that. Before, the BJP government was a complicated coalition led by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a poet and intellectual of moderate views, and none of its more extreme nationalist and Hindu positions got translated into actual policies. If it were different this time, India would be moving into unknown waters and the possibilities would be as alarming as they would be extreme.
But, that may just be Indian journalists trying to inject a little more tension and excitement into the story. The reality is probably rather less exciting. Getting to 50 percent of the vote is almost impossible for any political party in the Indian political system because a good deal of the vote always goes to regional and local parties that are quite separate from the big, national parties. It’s especially hard for the BJP because it’s hard to imagine any of the 13 per cent of Indians who are Muslim would vote for the BJP. There are 39 parties in the current parliament and there may be even more in the next one. Most of them would be willing to join a coalition government in return for concessions on whatever local or regional issues they or their voters care about, but they will also have red lines that must not be crossed or they will leave the coalition. Assuming the outcome of the election does leave the BJP as the biggest party, but without an overall majority, those red lines will probably confine Modi to relatively moderate policies on religious issues. If not, India is in for a wild ride and, at the end of it, the coun-
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Saskatchewan fans in Roughrider jerseys and green cowboy hats, cardboard tributes to TSN broadcaster Vic Rauter, provincial flags from across the nation being waved between shots. The seats at Interior Savings Centre have been home to some of the Brier’s most ardent supporters this week — and some who are new to the sport are also catching the curling bug. Aidan Barringer and Keagan Fletcher, both Grade 6 students at David Thompson elementary in Kamloops, were among some of the new fans at ISC this week as they took in a game between B.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador. Both said they watched a lot of curling during the Sochi Olympics and have had fun seeing the pros in action at Canada’s largest curling event. “It’s kind of exciting to watch,” 11-year-old Keagan said. He and Aidan both hope to come back and watch more games later in the week. “It’s really fun,” Aidan, also 11, agreed. The students were taking a break from the “Let’s go B.C.!” chants that rocked the building throughout the draw. About 100 students from David Thompson were at the game, taking in one of the nation’s
Curling superfan Dale Roadhouse leaves no doubt as to which team he is backing. The Alberta man, wife Debbie and friends Gail and Kelly Barnes attend all Briers in Western Canada. Dave Eagles/KTW
most popular sports. And, while the students were enjoying their first Brier action — clad in the orange athletics jerseys of their Westsyde school — Dale Roadhouse of Hughenden, Alta., was enjoying his sixth, with an interesting get-up of his own. Roadhouse has been visible this week, dressed in blue coveralls and their reflective yellow stripes, a bright yellow hardhat
topping his blue and yellow hair. It’s hard to miss the Alberta fan, but the “KOE” scribbled across the front of his helmet in permanent marker leaves no doubt of his allegiance. That, and the blue dye which now graces his formerly salt and pepper goatee. “It just gets us more involved with crowd and gives a little boost to the teams, too,” said Roadhouse, known to
those in the seats around him as Roady. “We get lots of thumbs up, lots of ‘Good costumes,’ high-fives, that sort of stuff.” Roadhouse, wife Debbie and friends Gail and Kelly Barnes attend all Briers in Western Canada and do their province proud in their matching costumes. While his outfit attracts a little less attention, Mike Murphy shows his Nova Scotia pride with his yellow Sou’Wester rain hat — a sight surprisingly common in the stands at ISC. Though Murphy makes his home in Quispamsis, N.B., his son, Jamie Murphy, lives in Halifax and is skipping Team Nova Scotia this week. “We’ve loved it, coming here,” Mike said. “The support has been tremendous. “We’re very surprised at how many Nova Scotians actually live here. We’ve just run into so many people that have said they have said they have histories in one city or community or another in Nova Scotia.” So, while talk at the Brier has turned to sparse crowds and empty seats at times this week, those in the building aren’t backing off the support for their teams. “We love it, the fans love it” Debbie Roadhouse said. “I think it gets everybody into the game and makes it more enjoyable.”
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LOCAL NEWS Dave Phillips of Red Deer is a big Brier fan and has about 10,000 pins from attending 34 years’ worth of major curling events. He brought some to Kamloops for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier — they filled a bag that eventually weighed 37 pounds. Jessica Wallace photos/KTW
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Curling isn’t the only sport taking place at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier in downtown Kamloops. “The Brier has always been a big event for pin collecting, pin trading,” said Dave Phillips of Red Deer. Retired from the military, Phillips and his wife are in Kamloops this week, volunteering at the men’s national curling championship. While he is busy helping out by officiating games at his 34th Brier, Phillips’ real challenge comes off the ice. “I’m looking for Molson Canadian and DoubleTree right now,” he said. “I’ve got three or four days left.” So far, he’s managed to find 38 of 40 collector’s pins from this year’s event, including the Tankard Trophy, volunteer and heart pins. They will join his framed collection of about 10,000 pins and he hopes they won’t push the 37-pound luggage bag of pins he flew in from Alberta over WestJet’s baggage limit.
The Brier is one of five curling events Phillips has been to this year. He is selective about pins he collects, though — championships and clubs only — otherwise, he would have more. “I know two fellas that have upwards of 25,000 pins,” Phillips said. He’s not sure why pin collecting and pin trading have become traditional to curling, but the former curler notes it has become integral to the events. “You meet a lot of nice people doing it,” he said. Phillips knows four other collectors hanging out at Interior Savings Centre, but he’s seen upwards of 15 or so regular collectors at any given event. But, for those starting at pin No. 1, be warned — older pins are tough to come by. “The 1927s are very hard to find,” Phillips said of the Brier’s inaugural year. A quick Ebay search shows pins selling in a range from $2 to $200, but Phillips said he’s seen them go for up to $2,000. He’s not selling, though. “It’s called pin trading,” he said. “A pin for a pin — that’s what it’s all about.”
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It in the age of Twitter and texting, it was CB radio that stopped what a Crown lawyer said was two men fleeing in a stolen truck. On Thursday, March 6, a provincial court judge released Derek Ledgard after a bail hearing and held Massimo Decicco over the weekend pending more information. Charges against the two men
include theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon and possession of break-in instruments. Prosecutor Katie Bouchard said a driver filling up his F-250 pickup at the Highway 5N Husky station on Feb. 20 left the vehicle running when he went inside. Two men got in the pickup and drove away, heading northbound on the highway. The truck’s owner first called emergency 911, then found a CB radio and alerted his trucking friends, who were on the road.
Several replied and, when the driver of the stolen F-250 turned onto Palmer-Forsyth Road at Heffley Creek, one semi-trailer driver heading the other way blocked the road. RCMP found the pickup truck abandoned on a cattle guard, Bouchard said. A police dog and helicopter were called in. Police eventually traced two men to the Tolko Industries Ltd. log yard. Bouchard said Mounties used
one of the pair’s unique footprint on his Nike Shox runners — found beside the abandoned truck — to identify him. Two men fled after first telling police they were just getting off shift. They bolted when one Mountie said to the other, “Nike Shox?” As they fled, items that belonged to the F-250’s driver allegedly fell out of a backpack. Calling it a “crime spree,” Bouchard said police found
Mounties make gunpoint arrest A Kamloops man will likely face drug and firearms charges after being arrested at gunpoint by police on Victoria Street. RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said Mounties were called to the 600block of Seymour Street after someone reported seeing a man walking with a handgun tucked into the back of his pants at about 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 6. Learned said the man began running down Sixth Avenue when
Mounties arrived. He was arrested in a parking lot at Sixth and Victoria. Investigators recovered a pellet gun the suspect had thrown while running, Learned said, as well as a hunting knife, a small quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing.
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NATIONAL NEWS This is believed to be the oldest hockey stick in the world. It is owned by Mark Presley of Novas Scotia, who bought it in 2008 for $1,000.Presley has put the stick up for auction on EBay and is asking much more than a grand for the unique piece of wood.
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Worldâ€™s â€˜oldest hockey stickâ€™ for sale BERWICK, N.S. â€” The owner of a sports artifact purported to be the worldâ€™s oldest hockey stick is putting the item up for sale. Mark Presley of Berwick, N.S., bought the nearly 180-yearold stick in 2008 from a retired barber in North Sydney, who had displayed it in his shop for over 30 years. Presley paid $1,000 for it, but will be looking for much more than that when the 10-day selling window closes next week. The monetary value of the stick is unknown as Presley has
not had it formally appraised. The bidding opened this week on EBay and there was already an early bid of $10,000 US. The amount was short of the reserve price, which is the minimum amount a seller will accept. Presley wouldnâ€™t reveal what he thinks the stick might be worth or the reserve amount. â€œI actually think that the value I have affixed to it â€” in other words, the number that I need to get it to feel comfortable about letting it go â€” is actually quite fair given the significance of the object,â€™â€™ Presley said.
A few years ago, researchers from Mount Allison University used tree-ring aging to help determine the stickâ€™s approximate age. It is believed the stick was made in the mid-to-late 1830s and originally owned by W.M. Moffatt of North Sydney. Presley posted the university project results on his website (themoffattstick.com) along with pictures of the artifact and details about its history. The stick, which is made of sugar maple and has the initials W.M. dug into the blade, is being stored in a vault, Presley said.
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Canada won’t recognize referendum Harper: Crimea under ‘illegal military operation’ OTTAWA — Lawmakers in Crimea have voted unanimously to split from Ukraine and join Russia and will hold a referendum March 16 to allow voters on the disputed peninsula to weigh in on the decision. However, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Crimea is under “illegal military occupation,” noting Canada will not recognize its forthcoming referendum on whether to join Russia. Harper described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an act of aggression and a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and international law. The prime minister said
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CALGARY — Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his country’s energy resources to intimidate his opponents. Concerns over Ukraine’s financial condition mounted this week after Russian state gas company Gazprom said it was cancelling Y0e1a4rs 0 2 r o F 199discount a substantial 4-2 on natural gas granted to the former satellite country in December. Putin, meanwhile, noted Ukraine still owes some $2 billion for gas. Clinton told a business audience on Thursday, Match 6, that Putin’s incursion in Ukraine follows a pattern of behaviour he established with the invasion of Georgia in 2008. “Vladimir Putin cherishes a vision of a greater Russia. His goal is to re-Sovietize Russia,’’ Clinton said to the 2,500 who came to hear her speak in Calgary. “That means trouble. And that’s why everyone is scrambling to prop up Ukraine . . . and to try to prevent future escalation.’’ Russia’s position on Ukraine’s gas debts is a shift from last year, when Moscow tolerated letting the country pile
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The Angel On Your Shoulder By Jackie Huston Lena, Wisconsin
There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll be there through your triumphs She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side. In her lifetime this angel was strong and true, And stood up for what was right. In your life you’ll be faced with decisions and trials And she’ll shine down her guiding light. Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder.
February 1, 1929 – March 1, 2014 Fern passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 1, 2014. Fern is sadly missed by her loving husband of 63 years Len, children Trudi (Ian) Brown of Dawson Creek, Barbara Zacharias of Kamloops, Bill (Kelly) of Bath Ontario, Daniel Brooks of Kamloops, Randy (Lynn) Brooks of Kamloops, Andrew (Sandi) Brooks of Duchess, Alberta, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all of whom were such a great joy in her life. Fern had a wonderful flare for fashion which led her to work at Dalliards Woman’s Fashion for several years. After her retirement, Fern and Len became snowbirds for a number of years, and then they came to settle in Kamloops 10 years ago. Fern loved to be surrounded by her family and friends and enjoyed large family gatherings, good food and those crazy after dinner poker games (such fun). One of Fern’s greatest passions was painting; you could always find her at her patio table, baseball cap on, dog by her side, painting such beautiful work. We Love You You Will Be Greatly Missed The family would like to thank the staﬀ at the Ponderosa Lodge for their great care. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday March 8th at 11am at the Eagles Hall 755 Tranquille Road. Condolences man be left at www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre 250 554 2429
MARION ELEANOR HARPER (nee JONES) May 29, 1940 – February 26, 2014
After a long and difﬁcult journey with Alzheimer’s disease, Marion’s noble spirit ﬁnally took wing and soared into the great beyond . With her devoted family circled around her, she left us, with peace in her heart and the awareness that she was deeply loved. Marion began her life in our Kamloops hospital on May 29, 1940. Born prematurely, she was placed in an incubator and clothed in brown wrapping paper to keep her warm. But the spark of life was strong, and she quickly grew into an intentioned individual who loved every moment of life and delighted in the company of her family and friends. There was a lovely brilliance about Marion. She inspired us with her positive energy, her natural ease of manner, and the special way in which she connected with people. Marion attended schools in Robbins’ Range, Westwold, Monte Lake and Kamloops Secondary, graduating in 1958. In 1945 when one more student was needed to keep the Robbins’ Range school open, she broke the rules by enrolling in grade one when she was only ﬁve! Marion loved all things musical, especially singing and playing the cello in the high school symphony orchestra. She and her cello partner, Keith Hanna, were so shy then, that the only words exchanged between them were, “Turn the page!” Marion also loved animals, dancing, drama, wild ﬂowers, painting, reading, creating costumes with her good friend, Carol Lindner, and the wilderness life at our Dominic Lake cabin. But above all, Marion loved to laugh! And when she did, her beautiful blue eyes sparkled like diamonds. Marion began her working career at the Bank of Montreal in Kamloops in 1958 and remained in banking on a part time basis for many years. She is survived by Jack, her husband and soul mate of 51 years, their children, Melanie Cook (Hoby), Joyanne Harper (Dale ), Michelle Roberts ( Russell), John Harper (Teresa) and eight grandchildren – Sutherland, Jake, Kody, Karson, Jerin, Jenessa, Jayden, and Johnny. And what an ever present, and loving, wife, mother, and grandma Marion was! She also leaves to mourn her passing, her brother, Terry Jones, and her sister, Lorraine Jones. Marion was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Kathleen Jones, her sister, Margaret Daser, and brother, Alan Jones. Marion believed that example is the greatest teacher in the world; that love is unconditional; and that the purpose of life is to be happy ourselves and to pass that happiness on to others. Marion practised these principles by always giving to the world the best that she had. And the best did come back to her. Marion’s family wishes to thank Dana and the staff at Ridgeview Lodge and Dr. Ward and the staff at Hillside Centre for Marion’s special care. We also, wish to thank Marie, at Schoenings Funeral Services, for her helpful manner and professional advice. Sleep well, dear Marion. Donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Kamloops S.P.C.A. 1211, 8th street A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 2pm at Schoening Funeral Home, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops B.C. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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Robert Parker Sigston December 22, 1912 February 26, 2014 Mr. Robert Parker Sigston entered into rest in Kamloops,BC on Feb 26th, 2014 aged 101 years. Robert is lovingly remembered by his daughter Wendy (Bob) Tyson of Kamloops, sons Gary (Maureen) Sigston of Salmon Arm, Don (Janice) Sigston of North Vancouver, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Vivian and son, Bruce and great granddaughter Leigh Landolt. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, donations may be made to Marjorie Snowden Willoughby Hospice House in Kamloops,BC Online condolences may be expressed at www.mem.com Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre.
Doreen Melba Hay (nee Dougan) December 20, 1923 - March 2, 2014 Doreen passed away peacefully at Berwick on the Park at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her sister Aileen (1974) and husband Sandy (1976). She will be greatly missed by her daughters Diana (Dave) Matheson, and Donna (Brian) Bogetti, and grandchildren Brad, Darren, Dallas and Curtis. Born and raised in Vancouver, Doreen attended U.B.C., where she was a proud member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta. She was also active in the University’s Players Club theatre group. She met her future husband Sandy at UBC, and became engaged at age 18. She married Sandy when he returned from the war in 1945, and left her beloved Vancouver to begin their life together in Kamloops. Sandy and Doreen had an active social life with many lifelong friends. Doreen ﬁrst worked in the probation ofﬁce in the 1960s. Later, she joined the Family Court division, beginning with the City of Kamloops, and then with the provincial government in the Court Registry. She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1967, and carried out JP duties in connection with her position until her retirement. Her co-workers considered her a “lovely, classy lady.” An active participant in the Kamloops Y “Heart Throbs” cardiac ﬁtness class for over 30 years, Doreen formed several close friendships there. She was energetic and lively, always up for a new adventure, and enjoyed taking short holidays with her daughters. She loved theatre, a dinner out, and a nice glass of red wine. Independent her entire life, she lived in her apartment and drove a succession of Hondas until age 87. A great conversationalist, Doreen had an ability to truly listen. She faced challenges in her life with grace and courage, and a strong sense of humour. Doreen was a natural beauty with a kind and gentle spirit. She was an extremely loyal friend, as well as a loving mom and grandma. Her family and friends were everything to her, and she will always be in their hearts. Many thanks to Dr. Schumacher and the Emergency staff of RIH for their professional and compassionate care over the years. The family is grateful to the staff of the Berwick for their wonderful care during Doreen’s ﬁnal days. Memorial service will be held in later spring. Details will be published. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
SWETLIKOFF Bonnie Patricia Swetlikoﬀ passed away on February 28, 2014 at the age of 63 in Logan Lake, BC due to complications following surgery. Bonnie is survived by her husband Mike, her pets Tessa and Finnegan, her sons ; Jason(Brenda), Steven and Stuart Polich and her daughter Charlotte Nelson (Todd). She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Emily, Caelan, Aidan, Liam and Brody, her sisters; Barbara Laprise (Serge) and Beth, a number of nieces and nephews as well as many friends and relatives. Bonnie was predeceased by her father Kenneth Potter and her mother Margaret Boshard. A Celebration of life for Bonnie will be held in Logan Lake, BC and in Maple Ridge, BC on a later date. Dates and time to be posted at www. schoeningfuneralservice. com where condolences also may be expressed. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Variety Club of British Columbia or a charity of your choice.
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EDNA MARLENE DENIS Three years ago today An angel was taken away As time marches on We still miss you with each passing dawn Never a day goes by That you are not in our thoughts Your smile and laughter Are always in our hearts As winter gives way to spring We are reminded of the joy you bring To have one wish and a dream come true To give you a hug and say I love you WE MISS YOU MOM
To my husband our father, grandfather and great-grandfather Even though it has been a year, there is not a day that goes by that you are not thought about, talked about or deeply missed. Your memories are forever in our hearts. Love Always Marion and family
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OU HAVE TO HIKE 10 LONG, hot and dusty miles to reach Havasu Creek but, when you finally reach this oasis on the valley floor of the Grand Canyon, you will be astonished by its brilliant, blue hue. You’ll wrench your backpack off your tired shoulders and wade in the cool water, gratefully for the soft current to wash desert sand from your skin. The Havasupai Indian Reservation starts on the canyon rim and extends deep inside the Grand Canyon, neighboring the Grand Canyon National Park. To get there, either drive four hours north of Phoenix with sufficient water, energy and supplies to hike or, have a budget to fly in by helicopter. The travellers who come this way hoist backpacks on their shoulders, committed to the hike and ready to go. Some have been before and experienced the magical beauty of Havasupai. Others, like me, saw pictures of the iceblue creek and its many spectacular water-
falls and knew instantly they want to see it firsthand. We joined a group with Arizona Outback Adventures, making our way down the canyon wall’s switchbacks in the early morning, and hiked along the canyon floor as the sun gradually illuminated the deep, rich reds and browns of the vertical rock face. Six miles into the hike, spiky cacti gave way to a trail lined by lush cottonwood trees. The creek’s moisture is in the air before you hear its bubbling sound and, when you finally lay your eyes on it, the color is stunning. Travertine makes that brilliant blue water. The creek is laden with carbonates that separate when they meet the dry canyon air, coating the stream bed and giving it a turquoise, icy hue that’s nothing short of brilliant. The water cascades over curtains of mossy rocks. It’s really, truly magnificent. Two miles past Supai Village lies a campground and there, steps from the creek, was our base camp. We settled in for two days of exploring the canyon — examining exquisite symme-
try, picking fossils, swimming in waterfalls and learning about people who came before us. We spent the day on trails by the creek, crossing valleys filled with fragrant canyon grape and plunging frequently into pools of clear creek water to escape the searing desert heat. At Beaver Falls, which marks the boundary between Havasupai land and the Grand Canyon National Park, we unleashed our inner child. There were joyful yelps as swimmers young and old did cannonballs over the smaller falls, standing beneath curtains of travertine that drape the slope of the falls to feel pelting water relax tired shoulders. The desert is at its finest at dusk. Tiny bats began a moonlit dance between the cottonwood trees. A chorus of red-spotted toads delivered throaty chirps as they left the creek. The canyon walls change color as they fall into shadow. We watched the beauty unfold from a hammock as our guides prepared a steak, chicken and quinoa meal from a portable kitchen, food that belies our remoteness
some 2,500 feet inside the canyon. The hike out on our final day began literally at the crack of dawn, but we were grateful for morning shadows, moving quickly from oasis back to desert and towards the steep switchbacks that traverse Hualapai Canyon. Much later, after the horses lugged our bags from campsite to hilltop and the long drive back to Phoenix is behind us, we checked in to Scottsdale’s Four Seasons Resort for some well-deserved luxury. First on the menu was a long shower, chased by a couple hours in the spa beneath the hands of an expert masseuse. The Healing Hiker Massage removed any last traces of travertine from our skin leaving us scented with mountain arnica and a sublime sense of accomplishment at having truly experienced the Grand Canyon.
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HE GOOD news is Team B.C. is in the playoffs. The bad news is a critical loss to Jeff Stoughton and Manitoba on the morning of Thursday, March 6, has it finishing anywhere from first to fourth. Kamloops product Jim Cotter and his B.C. crew lost 7-6 to Manitoba in an extra end on Thursday, March 6, falling to 8-2 and dropping into third place behind Alberta (8-1) and Manitoba (8-2). The future is uncertain for the host team and its results in the 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. draws on Thursday were unavailable at press time. “It’s just one of those games where we weren’t sharp enough,” skip John Morris said of the loss to Manitoba. “We were really close, but we weren’t sharp enough. “Jimmy made a couple clutch shots to keep us in it, but we’ve got to be a little sharper and get, maybe, another break or two.” Manitoba and B.C.
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traded deuces in the first two ends of the game before alternating singles in the next five. The eighth end was the turning point, however, with Jeff Stoughton managing another deuce. After blanking nine, B.C. scored a single in 10 to send the game to an extra end. Stoughton scored another single in the 11th to take the victory, leapfrogging B.C. in the standings. “The Stoughton
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Luke Gordon would like to think his five first-round goals are no flash in the playoff pan. The 19-year-old from Terrace is also quick to credit his linemates for his success thus far in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) post-season. “I’m feeling pretty good, but we’re all clicking,” said Gordon, who is in a five-way tie atop the the KIJHL playoff goal-scoring list. “My linemates have been getting me the puck. I’m shooting the puck well and it’s finding its way into the net.” Kamloops is hosting the 100 Mile House Wranglers in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Doug Birks Division final at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday, March 8. Game time is 7 p.m. The Storm disposed of the Sicamous Eagles in five games in Round 1, while the Wranglers took the same number of games to end the Chase Heat’s season. “He’s getting some success in the stats, but his whole line has been making each other better, with [Mitch] Friesen and [Max] James and
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guys, we’re going to have to pick ‘er up a notch.” B.C.’s game against Saskatchewan on Thursday night became all the more important with the loss, with a victory ensuring B.C. would finish no worse than third. The win, coupled with a loss from Manitoba or a pair of losses from Alberta, would catapult B.C. into the 1 vs. 2 game on Friday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. Should all three teams finish with identical 9-2 records, the final rankings would
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be determined by the number of pre-game draws to the button won by each team. As of press time on Thursday, Alberta and B.C. led Manitoba in that category. Should B.C. finish third, its opponent becomes more difficult to predict, with the possibility of multiple tiebreakers being needed on Friday and Saturday. The 3 vs. 4 game will go Saturday at 1:30 p.m. “That’s curling and the way it goes,” Cotter said. “We’ll bounce back.” Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com for updates on B.C.’s game against Saskatchewan, along with all the Brier’s weekend action.
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himself pushing the pace and being physical and they’re being rewarded,” Storm head coach Ed Patterson said. “I wouldn’t say all of them were playing amazing at the end of the regular season, so it’s nice they picked up their game heading into the playoffs.” Game 2 will be played at McArthur on Sunday, March 9, The puck drops at 7 p.m. The Storm played three games at McArthur in Round 1, with attendance numbers never cracking the 250 mark. “These guys have busted their butts,” Patterson said. “I’m not telling people how to spend their money . . . hopefully, we can get more people out this weekend.” Game times were pushed to 8 p.m. at McArthur in Round 1, with the Tim Hortons Brier at Interior Savings Centre leaving the City of Kamloops struggling to find space and time for user groups. Gordon and the Storm are looking to make it five straight post-season wins on Saturday and hoping to do so with an audience. “I’ve just been grinding and putting my head down,” Gordon said. “It’s paying off.”
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Sam Grist was the aggressor in this tilt with Mason Geertsen of the Vancouver Giants, but the Kamloops Blazers’ defenceman’s season came to end when his jaw was broken in a fight in Calgary on Feb. 28. Three Kamloops Blazers have broken their jaws in the past three months. Kamloops plays the Royals in Victoria this weekend. KTW file photo
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It really is a jawdropping set of circumstances for a team that has taken it on the chin all season. In a span of three months, the Kamloops Blazers have lost three players for the entirety of the campaign — each of them sidelined with broken jaws. “It’s unheard of,” Blazers’ trainer Colin (Toledo) Robinson told KTW from a hotel room on the Lower Mainland, where the Vancouver Giants edged Kamloops 2-1 on Wednesday, March 5. “I think it’s the first sports team in the history of the world to have this happen.” Robinson has been a trainer for about 24 years. Heading into this season, he had seen only one broken jaw. Defenceman Sam Grist, 20, is the latest Blazer to go down. The sizeable D-man took a jab to the jowl in a fight with Jaynen Rissling of the Calgary Hitmen on Feb. 28. Kamloops lost 5-1. “All three of these injuries are done in different ways. They’re not common,”
Robinson said. “Sam Grist is a penalty-minute leader in our league. Let’s just say he’s had few fights. [The punch] just hit the right spot.” Forward Tyson Ness, another 20-yearold, was the first to fall, on Jan. 24, when the Victoria Royals thumped hometown Kamloops 7-2. “It was a slap shot from the point that sprays off a stick and gets him,” Robinson said. “That one actually makes more sense.” The very next night, in a 4-0 loss to Medicine Hat at Interior Savings Centre, 18-year-old forward Luke Harrison’s season ended. “It was just a complete weird collision that happens 40 to 50 times every night,” Robinson said. For Ness and Grist, it’s a brutal way to wind up their WHL careers. Ness showed great class coming back to ISC on Feb. 5, when Edmonton topped the hometown Blue and Orange 4-1. He addressed the crowd over the loud speakers, barely able to open his mouth, thank-
ing the city for its support. Ness returned to his family in Grand Prairie, Alta. Grist went home to North Saanich. Kamloops soldiers on this weekend, finishing a stretch of 10 consecutive road games with a pair of tilts against the Royals in Victoria — tonight (March 7) and on Saturday, March 8. The Blazers (1349-2-3) — last in the Western Conference, in a dogfight with the Lethbridge Hurricanes to stay out of the league’s cellar — are next at home on March 12, when the Canadian Hockey League’s No. 1-ranked team, the Kelowna Rockets, are in town. Chin up — the season’s almost over, with five games remaining on the Blazers’ slate. “I was talking to a couple trainers that have been in the Western league as long as I have and they’ve yet to see one broken jaw,” Robinson said. “We’ve gone through three broken jaws, a broken hand, a broken finger and a broken leg. “I’ve never, ever had anything like this. “It’s been nuts.”
On Saturday February 15th shortly before midnight a thief was caught on surveillance video at the Lake City Casino on Victoria St., stealing a Tip jar from the bartenders in the lounge. These tips are for the staff and having nothing to be with the casino, this extra money belongs to the staff that they have earned for good service to the customers. The suspect had a plan and sat at the bar drinking pop, when the bartender turned his back to service a customer, the suspect grabbed the jar placed it under his jacket and departed the Casino. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, late 20’s, , wearing a brown toque and a brown leather zip up jacket. If you know this person please contact Crime Stoppers, only your information will be used, never you name.
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PEDESTRIAN HIT & RUN Kamloops RCMP need your help in locating the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run on the TRU property. On Tuesday March 4th at approximately 9:15 am a 21 year old female TRU student was a the “rainbow” crosswalk on the TRU property and started across the road when she was hit by a
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VEHICLE DAMAGES RURAL PROPERTY Sometime in the early morning of Saturday February 23rd, there was a large portion of a fence had been destroyed by a vehicle in the 5000 block of the Yellowhead highway, north of Kamloops. The side mirror was located by RCMP from the suspect vehicle at the scene, the side mirror belongs to a 2008 -2009 Sierra Denali, which could
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The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Among agenda items, the society will be releasing information about upcoming spring exhibition games. In other community football news, Kamloopsâ€™ nine-man atom Broncos football team will be recognized as a provincial winner at the upcoming B.C. Lions Orange Helmet Awards Dinner in April.
the playoffs against the Selkirk Saints tonight (March 7). TRU (9-14) last won on Nov. 29, a 4-2 victory over the league-worst Victoria Vikes. To be fair, two of its last 10 losses were originally declared victories, with the WolfPack having subsequently forfeited the games, the punishment for having dressed academically ineligible players. The Saints (20-3) are the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey Leagueâ€™s top team and defending playoff champions. They scored nearly twice as many goals as the WolfPack this sea-
son, while surrendering half as many. â€œThey are an excellent team with good skill, speed and they work hard,â€? WolfPack head coach Don Schulz said. â€œThey have a highpowered offense, arguably the best in this league, especially up front. We are definitely the underdog, to put it mildly.â€? The best-of-three playoff series will take place in Castlegar, with games going Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). For More Sports Briefs Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com
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Sometimes there is no need to look to major national events like the Tim Hortons Brier to find heightened intensity levels and white-knuckled spectators. Itâ€™s all right here in our own backyard, inside gyms such as the one at Brock middle school, where the Marion Schilling Cool Cats beat the Parkcrest Ravens 42-34 in the Kamloops elementary schools tier 2 girlsâ€™ basketball championship on Wednesday, March 5. The Cool Cats prevailed, but the Ravens put in what is the definition of a valiant effort, playing from behind, clipping at the oppositionâ€™s paws, but never quite able to catch up. Family members â€” brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and second cousins twice removed â€” were glued to the action, shrieking and shrilling along with the matchupâ€™s ebs and flows. Alexa Young was outstanding for the Cool Cats and Maiya Morrow led the Ravens in scoring. Marion Schilling head coach Brian Young and his crew took home gold, while bench boss Cole Levitt and Parkcrest settled for silver. There are photos from the game posted online at kamloopsthisweek.com.
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Female midget players in danger of losing team By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
For five Kamloops hockey players, this could be their season last playing in the major midget ranks. The Thompson Okanagan Rockets of the female midget AAA league are without a home for the 2014-2015 season, after the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association announced it would no longer host the team following this season. Kamloopsâ€™ Squwey Gottfriedsen, Lindsey Rose, Taylor Finnie, Courtney Morice and Emma Gottfriedson are members of the Rockets, who have called Kelowna home for seven years. The team has approached several associations since, looking for a new home, but few have jumped at the opportunity.
Part of the problem is location â€” with the Rockets being a regional team, few associations think of it as their responsibility to take on. Rocketsâ€™ head coach Terry Olfert, who is handling the negotiations for his team, said the other problem is female hockey isnâ€™t treated as a priority in many places. â€œItâ€™s definitely a bit of both,â€? he said. â€œYou donâ€™t have enough advocates to push the female side of it and do we get pushed aside? Yes, absolutely. â€œNaturally, you always have people that are on page for female hockey and theyâ€™re the ones that you have to have as your advocates and theyâ€™re the ones that work hard to keep it,â€? he continued. â€œThen you have the ones that are there for their sons and theyâ€™re part of the committee as well.
â€œIf it takes away ice time from any situation of anybody, nobody is happy.â€? Olfert said that, while some associations were less than enthused with taking on the Rockets, Vernon has stepped to the front. The Kamloops Minor Hockey Association also put its name forward as a possible location, but Olfert said the Tournament Capitalâ€™s location would only be suitable for games, not mid-week practices. Heâ€™s hoping the team can reach
an agreement with Vernon that would see both its games and practices take place in the same city. â€œAny association can host this,â€? the coach said. â€œBut, the practices have to be centrally located to make it fair. â€œThis needs to be in a spot that makes sense, that you can take all the top girls from the region and put them on a hockey team.â€? The future of the Rockets will have implications for more than just the club itself. With only six teams in the female major midget league, Olfert
said losing the Rockets could have a domino effect on the rest of the league. If Thompson Okanagan folds, the league might soon follow, leaving many girls without a place to play elite hockey. â€œWe need more people that are in love with female hockey,â€? he continued. â€œFor us to have any opportunity to have Olympic players, what we do is the bare minimum to be able to even remotely think that you could get ever get an opportunity to play at that level.â€?
Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre hosting provincial championships Joining the artistic gymnasts will be another 400 athletes competing at Trampoline Elite Canada, 2nd Trampoline Team B.C. Provincial Cup and the Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centreâ€™s
The Tournament Capital Centre will host the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics B.C. Championships from March 14 to March 16, becoming home to more than 640 athletes.
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Williams named rookie of the year Itâ€™s a year of firsts on the awards circuit for TRU WolfPack athletics and Sydney Williams is the most recent name to be added to the list. Williams, a guard with the WolfPack womenâ€™s basketball team, was named Canada Westâ€™s rookie of the year on Wednesday, March 5 â€” the first TRU womenâ€™s basketball player to receive the honour. â€œIâ€™m ecstatic about winning this award,â€? Williams said in a news release. â€œI wasnâ€™t sure how much time I was going to get this year,â€? she continued. â€œI went into the season thinking if I worked hard in the gym it would help me with execution. I was thrilled the coaching staff has so much confidence in me.â€? Williams was eighth in the conference in both three-point field goals made and defensive rebounds. The 5-foot-8 Langley product started in 22 of TRUâ€™s 24 games, averaging seven points a night. â€œWe are very happy
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Organizers of this year’s Kamloops Wine Festival hope to raise as much as $40,000 — up $10K from the 2013 mark. KTW’s Dale Bass spoke to the people running the festival to get the low-down. Turn to Page B2 to find out all about the festival.
This year’s Kamloops Wine Festival kicks off on Tuesday, March 11, with a special winetasting bootcamp at Discover Wines in the Columbia Square Mall. The 16th annual festival gets underway in earnest on March 20 with 10 days of events, including a tour of Privato Vineyard and Winery on Sunday, March 23, a week of special wine-related offerings at the Coast’s Prestons restaurant and the Brownstone Restaurant downtown as well as a special dinner at the Kamloops Plaza Hotel on Monday, March 24. It all wraps up with the popular consumer wine tasting at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday, March 29. The wine-tasting is $25 but only has 40 seats available, the tour is $10 with a maximum 12 people per tour, the restaurant events range from $39 to $65 plus taxes and gratuities and the wine-tasting is $55 plus tax. The Kamloops Live box office (1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca) has the wine-tasting tickets; the others are at the venues. For more information, go online to kag. bc.ca.
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O FILM: THE PAST, Kamloops Film Festival, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets $8; $2 society membership required. Tickets at venue, TRU student-union desk and Moviemart. OFAMILY: PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE program, North Kamloops Library, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Register: 250-554-1124. OFAMILY: LEGO WEEK, Big Little Science Centre. O CULTURAL: TRU INTERNATIONAL DAYS, all day, various locations. Info: tru.ca/ internationaldays.html.
O FAMILY: KAMLOOPS BLAZERS play Kelowna, 7 p.m., Interior Savings Centre. OEDUCATION: THE GEOLOGY OF CERAMIC ARTS, Kamloops Exploration Group lecture series, 7 p.m., Mountain Room, Thompson Rivers University.
Wine festival returns in Kamloops By Dale Bass
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With about $30,000 raised in 2013, Judy Basso is hoping this year’s Kamloops Wine Festival hits at least $5,000 more — and maybe even go higher. “We’re targeting $35,000 to $40,000,” said Basso, fundraisingevent co-ordinator with the Kamloops Art Gallery, which sponsors the annual event. Basso said the events are so much fun, always culminating in the squeeze-through-thecrowd consumer winetasting. While past years saw many restaurants jumping onto the grape bandwagon during the festival week, there are fewer this year — and Basso’s not surprised. “I think we may have started something with restaurants and wine events because they happen all the time now,” she said. She’s particularly happy with how the three restaurant events tho shear are being put together, with two — Prestons at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, and The Brownstone downtown — planning daily menus around wines. The Coast event runs from March 21 to March 28, while the
Brownstone starts a day earlier and also wraps up on March 28. Prestons is $40 per person, while The Brownstone is a dollar less. Neither include taxes nor gratuities. The Plaza Hotel is putting it all into one night, designating Monday, March 24, as Go Wild at the Fireside, the name of the restaurant. The cost is $65 plus taxes and gratuities. All can be booked through the venues: Plaza Hotel, 250-3778075, theplazahotel.ca; Prestons, 250-372-5312; and The Brownstone, 250-851-9939, brownstone-restaurant.com. The Coast also hosts wine tasting on Saturday, March 29, where, for $55 plus taxes, more than 200 wines will be available for sampling, along with snacking foods. Cathi Marshall will provide entertainment. Basso notes the event sells out well in advance and she’s excited to debut D-Vine Tours, a Kamloopsbased tour company focusing on Okanagan wineries. The focus on wine actually begins on Tuesday, March 11, at Discover Wines in the Columbia Square Mall with a wine-tasting boot camp. It costs $40 and tick-
ets are available by calling 250-828-9933. Privato Vineyard and Winery has also joined in the festival this year, offering tours on Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tours are limited to a dozen each and are available for $10. Call 250-319-0919 for tickets or email email@example.com.
Kamloops Art Gallery fundraising event co-ordinator Judy Basso displays what won’t be the last glass of wine poured in service of this year’s Kamloops Wine Festival. Andrea Klassen/KTW
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OF FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH TO FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH. 2014 Start times for morning, afternoon and evening sessions are shown. For individual class times, programs are available at Long & McQuade, Lee’s Music, at the Festival ofﬁce at Accent Inns and at the door to any session.
Sagebrush Theatre 821 Munro St. 9:30, 1:00, 6:00pm
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The last time Dusty Exner was in Kamloops, her dad took her out dancing. The two of them — Exner describes her father as an oldschool Winnipeg motorcycle guy — ended up at one of his regular dancing venues, the Barnhartvale Community Hall, for one of the regular coffee house evenings of music and fun. “It was quite a scene with a guy singing and playing his guitar and then people got up and they started singing and so I went up and sang Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash,” Exner said. “It was cool.” Singing’s not new to Exner but that particular song isn’t one likely to be found on any recent set lists for the lead singer of punk-rock band Kill Matilda. She’s more likely going to sing Geisha With A Switchblade or Zombie Apocalypse, but, she added, she had a lot of fun and is looking forward to visiting again sometime with her fox-trotting and samba-stepping dad. The band will be in
WHEN? Tuesday, March 11 WHERE? Cactus Jacks Night Club, 130-5th Ave. HAVE A LISTEN: Online at killmatilda.com
Kamloops for what it’s known best for, full-on music, as it opens for the Real McKenzies on Tuesday, March 11, at Cactus Jack’s Night Club, a tour that started on Friday, Feb. 28 in Abbotsford and will end in Toronto in April. Exner’s happy some smaller locales are on the schedule this time, including Williams Lake, Burns Lake — where she lived for a while — and Valemount. The band has rereleased five of its favourite tracks from an earlier recording, a decision made to try and pick up the momentum that was lost for a while as two of them battled health issues and another headed off to Australia. Exner said her husband, Mykel, was diagnosed with a rare tumour in his carotid artery, one that required surgery and left the band wondering
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about its future. Mykel recovered and Dusty then learned, in the space of just days, she was pregnant, it had to be terminated as it was in her fallopian tube, the tube ruptured and she started to bleed internally, surgery happened — and she was up and in front of a microphone just a week later, determined to not miss a show.
“Health is hard to work around,” Exner said. “But we wanted to finish what we started and that’s why we’re rereleasing the five best tracks and now we can do videos for them.” She also has a handdrawn comic book — one of the other sides of Kill Matilda — soon to be published. Exner was open about the health issues,
We are looking for anyone who witnessed a motor vehicle accident that took place in Kamloops on Columbia Street near the intersection at Sahali Terrace, on December 6, 2013. The accident occurred when a mid-sized black car rear-ended a 2008 Ford F-350 pick-up truck. If you have any information regarding this accident, please contact Rick Garner at Gillespie and Company at 250-374-4463.
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writing about them in a blog. She said she needed to do that “because if I didn’t, it would make it harder to get over it. “I really felt like I needed a lot of support and I didn’t want this to be a sad secret.” She’s excited heading back to Kamloops and knows her dad will be out in the audience. Whether he’ll be dancing — who knows?
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O MUSIC: KAMLOOPS BURLESQUE BON APPETIT SHOW, The Blue Grotto, 8 p.m. Tickets $5 at the door, $10 cash only VIP from Instinct Adornment. OFAMILY: LEGO WEEK, Big Little Science Centre. O CULTURAL: TRU INTERNATIONAL DAYS, all day, various locations. Info: tru.ca/ internationaldays.html. O FILM: NO CLUE, Kamloops Film Festival, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets $8; $2 society membership required. Tickets at venue, TRU student-union desk and Moviemart. OMUSIC: KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL, various events and locations. Info: http://tourismkamloops. com/the-kamloops-cowboy-festival.
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OFAMILY: ROCK-A-BYE program for infants 12 months and younger, North Kamloops Library, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Register: 250-554-1124. OFAMILY: PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE program, Kamloops Library, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register: 250-372-5145. OFAMILY: KAMLOOPS ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY , update on stars and planets, where alien worlds orbit stars etc., 7:30 p.m. TRU Science building, room 373. Free. OFAMILY: LEGO WEEK, Big Little Science Centre. O CULTURAL: TRU INTERNATIONAL DAYS, all day, various locations. Info: tru.ca/ internationaldays.html. ODINING: ST. PATRICK’S DAY DISH CRAWL , Visit four restaurants, $60. Info: dishcrawl.com/ dishcrawl/3160. OPOETRY: OPEN MIC AND POETRY SLAM, 7 p.m., The Art We Are. O FILM: GLORIA, Kamloops Film Festival, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets $8; $2 society membership required. Tickets at venue, TRU student-union desk and Moviemart.
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COMMUNITY SPARROW AT STUART Thompson Rivers University student Katie Sparrow visited Stuart Wood elementary recently to speak to students on kindness, being a leader and friendship. Sparrow plays on the WolfPack womenâ€™s soccer team as a striker. She encouraged students to think about attending the local university as she has, being a graduate of the Kamloopsâ€™ school system herself. Sparrow presented several students with Stuart Wood Olympic Achievement Awards on behalf of the school. Pictured second from right, clockwise: Robbie Cooper receives a certificate for kindness and hard work. Jessica Perry, for writing and science, Logan Moonie, for writing and research, Kiera Tomada, for focus and doing the right thing and Liam Spencer, for writing and research and artwork. Dave Eagles/KTW
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Tips to improve mental health
his week, we received a request from Jessie to provide the best ways to improve your mental health or to prevent mental illness. We would have a difficult time proving which methods are the “best” but we have come up with some effective suggestions for you. Keep in mind mental health and physical health go hand in hand, so anything that improves your physical health will have positive benefits mentally as well. Eat well – High-carb diets and sugary treats are more likely to develop a host of symptoms including low mood, sugar crashes and more. Drink alcohol in moderation – People often refer to alcohol as a stimulant, but it actually depresses the centralnervous system. Prolonged use or binge drinking can result in a variety of mental health disorders, with depression being high on the list. Exercise more – Exercise has been found to be as effective a treatment for anxiety and depression as medication — even in the moderate to
severe range. Most people with depression cannot imagine summing up the energy to exercise, but when they do, their mood improves considerably. People who have a regular exercise regimen also immunize themselves to a degree from many symptoms of mental illness. Get adequate sleep – We all have different sleep requirements; some people can get by with less than others, but the one thing our brains require for memory retention and proper analytical ability is sufficient rest — and the brain only rests during sleep. Healthy relationships – Close friends, families and significant others increase our life expectancy, our heart health and our mental health. People who develop symptoms of mental illness often isolate themselves or receive rejection messages from those around
them — and nothing could be more harmful to mental health at a time when they need people the most. Even a close relationship with a pet boosts mental health. Meditation – One of the causes of stress in our society is we no longer understand how to slow down and take mental breaks during a busy or stressful week. We understand clearly the need to take a rest break, keep hydrated and prevent over exertion on the physical health side, but we seem to think our mental processes can work at high gear even when we sit down for that physical break. What time you are living in – No, we are not talking about time zones, we are talking about the problems people create for themselves when they spend their time either focused on past events or anxious about future ones.
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The people with the best mental health have developed the skill to live their lives in the present — where they have control and can impact events constructively. Exercising safely – We have said often the brain is the organ of mental health, so protect it. Inside your skull there are sharp bone ridges that can easily damage the brain, so we need to protect it from blows but also from sloshing around too much inside our skulls. For prevention, improve brain performance with ping pong, puzzles, and reading — television is a brain drain. We would love to hear the creative ways you incorporate some or all of these tips into your regular routines. The nice thing is that you can incorporate three or four suggestions into one activity — by doing them with friends and involving healthy foods at the same time. Until next time, you can send your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @CMHAKamloops because we always love to hear from you.
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