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Jive talking bird has something to crow about Ample press is given to charismatic animals such as dolphins, While some may be hesitant to hypothetically have a crow as a friend, chimps and the like, but when talking of intelligent beings, few think local residents Mickey and Bettee Caldwell recall with fondness their to mention the crow. history and connection with the bird. As far back as 2004, when the couCrows? They’re everywhere. They have a big fan club as well as ple owned and operated The Steak and Fishhouse restaurant, located at well as a large number of critics. They are subjected to obvious prej- 8th and Battle Street at the time, the crow was a regular patron of their udices and most just don’t find them to be a charismatic at all. The establishment. Crows are omnivorous, and their diet is very diverse. The most obvious characteristics of a crow are that it is big, black, and Hello Crow seemed to develop a penchant for the Caldwell’s roasted makes a lot of noise. The most chicken. The couple would keep water on the porch by the kitchen and obvious sound that crows feed the crow during the winter months. make is the one written in Individual crows that are adults can live 15-40 years in the English as “Caw”. wild (most die when young, but those that make it to Crows can however, adulthood can live a long time) and they probably make a wide variety of remember important associations they have calls and have also formed for much of their lives. It is said that been observed once a face is locked into a crow’s memto respond to ory, it’s likely there for good. Crows calls of othalso remember the faces of er species. “dangerous humans,” with This behavthese memories likely ior is, it is presumed, learned. lasting for a bird’s One such bird has the freedom of our city lifetime. and every house downtown seems to be reGiven that garded by him as home. The Hello Crow lives the crows have high life in the Loops and is famous for imitating the such impressive memories, people who ruffle the feathhuman voice, just like a parrot. Stories are numerers of the Hello Crow could experience years of retribution. ous, citing examples of the bird that has been trained to With respect to this, as always, it appears that the Hello Crow “speak”, and has mastered how to say, “Hello, hello!” simply isn’t talking. Those who know the bird have stretched their while perched high in local trees, on telephone lines own powers of observation to deduce what pretty much everybody EY fr earlug Jan 12.indd 1 and rooftops. else knows, that he is a very community orientated, smart, adventurMetaphorically at least, once could say that ous bird full of engaging play. no one thought to ask the crow how he The Hello Crow has become a “hit” as far out of town as the Wildlife picked up this skill. Being a bird of mysPark, with visitors citing that they too have heard his greeting. tery and intrigue by nature, this brainiac Though humans cannot generally tell individual crows apart, and of the bird world wasn’t exactly forthcoming, but have little or no idea what they say, our Loopy Hello Crow demonis well-known to be socially gregarious and has selectively communi- strates a large share of the trait of humor that makes him hard to miss. cated with many local residents and business owners. He is a bit of a Next time you hear him, consider embracing his anthropomorphisms loner, seeming to like to spend time to by himself but there is abundant and invite him out for Caw-fee! testimony of the bird’s mimicry. Jody Tippett
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28 restaurants participated in Taste of Downtown where tasters were issued a passport allowing them to sample the variety of fare offered by downtown restaurants. Brendan Rea of Kamloops, BC entered his passport into a draw and was the winner of the $50 gift certificate. TOP: Indian Aroma was the winner of the prestigious 2012 Golden Fork award. Gay Pooler and Cristina Ostapovitch with Suzie and Bhupinder Malhi of Indian Aroma. This year the Taste of Downtown committee, in partnership with the Kamloops Foundation, created an endowed fund. The KCBIA along with all the best downtown restaurants and Echo Newspapers – the presenting sponsor – awarded $4400 to the Kamloops Food Bank. $2500 of the total amount raised was placed in this fund with the intention of adding more in future years. As endowed funds are permanent resources that generate a yearly dividend, the money raised today will give funds to the Food Bank in perpetuity. Anyone who would like to support Kamloops Food Bank can donate to this fund anytime throughout the year. BOTTOM: Gay Pooler, Wenda Noonan, Bernadette Siracky of the Food Bank and Paddy Harrington of the Kamloops Foundation pose for the camera as the funds were exchanged. Downtown business person and community supporter Amarjit Sidhu, owner of Censura Holdings, donated an additional $200 immediately after the announcement was made!
Kamloops and area residents are still dreaming of pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ’d chicken, brisket and other delectable fare enjoyed at the Interior Savings Ribfest, put on by the Daybreak Rotary Club of Kamloops. And rib fans can rejoice yet again. The sweet and smoky smell of success has prompted the active local Rotary Club to confirm that yes, the 2013 event is a go! “We’re so thrilled with the response to Ribfest by our community,” says Ribfest Co-Chair, Darren Wilkinson. “We had an incredible turn out and the vibe at Riverside Park, with thousands of the people in attendance, made us realize we had developed a signature event for our awesome city!” Ribfest wasn’t just the set up of a few BBQ’s in the park. The event took eight months of
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End of summer potluck The Public Produce Project will be hosting a summer wrap-up potluck at the downtown garden at 121 Victoria Street at noon on August 25. The challenge they are putting out is to make a dish with as many locally produced ingredients as possible! Please provide a recipe with your dish. Prizes available!
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Artist Ken Wells is assisted by Sherri May in laying the groundwork for a new architectural mural on the alley side of the Fuocco building. The mural is a trompe-l’œil archway incorporating imagery by Leonardo Da Vinci. The mural is Ken’s fourth contribution to the downtown Back Alley Art Gallery, part of The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s Complete Streets Inititiative.
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Once again the local community has demonstrated their commitment to a future without breast cancer with generous prizes for this year’s Run for the Cure on Sunday, September 30th. There will be three grand prize draws at this year’s run – one each for breast cancer survivors, registered run teams, and registered individuals or volunteers. As a grand prize for breast cancer survivors, Rocky Mountaineer is offering a luxurious SilverLeaf Service train excursion prize for two
from Vancouver to Banff or Calgary. The grand prize for registered team members is from Interior Whitewater Expeditions. They are offering the Guaranteed Addiction package, an 8 hour, full-day adrenalinefilled river rafting adventure down the Clearwater River. Interior Whitewater Expeditions will present a fast-paced three-hour river rafting trip through Wells Gray Provincial Park on the Clearwater River as a grand prize for individuals and volunteers.
Around Town ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Aug. 24 The Key Frames, Aug. 25 Luke and Tess Pretty, Aug. 28 Alex Legett. Shows at 8pm ■■ Silent Auction of Local Arts, Oddities and More! In support of Janet Whitehead on Sept. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. FMI contact Hope at 250-682-2936 or email hopefull. email@example.com. ■■ Kamloops and District Labour Council’s Annual Labour Day Picnic on Sept. 3. Prizes, activities, music and more, a community event at Riverside Park in the banshell. FMI call Brent at 250-574-6998. ■■ Human Library presentation Sept. 15 at Farmer’s Market. Stop in and read some of the bio’s of the previous ‘books’. Sign up to be a reader or a book. Contact Dalton and Anita Strong at 250-377-0055 or 375-2241
In addition to the grand prizes, many other local organizations have stepped in to provide regular draw prizes open to participants on Run Day. Among the available prizes, The City of Kamloops has generously donated a draw prize of a one-year membership
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Be a Kidney Hero On August 26, Kamloops will be hosting The Kidney Foundation’s 4th annual Kamloops Kidney Walk to help promote organ donor awareness and raise funds for the estimated 240,000 British Columbians who have kidney disease or who are at risk for the disease. The event will take place at 10:00 am at Riverside Park. Funds raised provide education and support;
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Junior had just received his brand new driver’s license. To celebrate the special day, the whole family went out to the driveway and climbed into the car for his first official drive. Dad went immediately to the back seat, right behind the newly licensed driver. “I’ll bet you are back there to get a change of scenery, right? After all these months of sitting up here, teaching me how to drive?” Junior said to his dad. “Nope!” said dad. “I’m going to sit back here and kick the back of your seat as you drive, just like you’ve been doing to me for sixteen years!”
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