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Shoe a day of remembrance OneMemorial of a kind gallery show As1989, I walked into Mr.were Clare’s Grade 5/6 at In 14 women murdered byclass a lone RL Clemitson Elementary, the kidsde were just in gunman at l’École Polytechnique Montréal. thewas midst choosing who got to handcraft inviIt anofact of malicious, methodical and tations to Mayor and Council for their upcommisogynistic intent. The Parliament of Canada ing gallery show at Exposure marked December 6, the dayPhotography of the attack,right the here in Downtown Kamloops. moston of National Day of RemembranceExcited, and Action the kids were eager to show off their art skills Violence against Women in Canada. and invite such notables in our community to a The day now stands to remember, not just project they have worked so hard on. those 14the women, butofallExposure the missing and murUnder direction Photography dered women and victims of violence. partner, photographer and RLC parent Sara Lynn Chasse spends honouring her Schreiner, the class has that beenday planning, organizmother who died in 2000. Dorothee McLaughing and producing their own gallery art show lin had feared her life; her ex-boyfriend, complete withfor original artwork and charitiesan of abusive stalker, was terrorizing choice to give the proceeds to. her for weeks before gunning thethe 57-year-old grandmother “We are donating money we raise to JDRF downthein school the parking of a Quesnel restaurant. and gym lot equipment fund,” explain The Canadian Women’s the kids. “We have a sisterFoundation and friend states in the that, “the time for an abused school withmost Typedangerous 1 diabetes.” orThe victimized woman is whendiabetes she attempts to kids went on to explain and how leave herher abuser.” Manyarewomen report it affects life. They all very awarethat of they were abused a partner after informathe relawhat it is and take by turns adding more tionship the violence escalated tion fromended how and Typethat 1 diabetes works to how following a break-up—nearly 60and percent of all it affects the students’ daily life the things dating after the incredible relationship that do violence and can happens happen. It’s quite to see their level of knowledge and dedication to has ended. charity suchdaughters, a young age.wives, girlfriends, Theseat are The whole was ultimately inspiration mothers andproject sisters—they were somebody. that came to Exposure’s Sara, whose daughter What’s worse is the ripple effect that violence was keen onbroken starting a business. Seeing and the causes—the witnesses and family drive and in her, she decided it may friends leftdesire behind to cope with thisthat loss and be something violent legacy.that all the kids in her class may beLynn interested in doing. After working with Mr. was bereft but determined to “keep her Clare, thealive.” duo hatched a plan, ultimemory Each year shewhich wouldwill gather mately come to fruition March 7:00 to family members to connect but 6“itfrom was getting 9:00pm at the one night gallery and show harder as the years go by to get together.” that they alltime, hope she youfelt willinspired attend. to do more. Over “We commissioned art fromonline kids infor our school Lynn’s daughter searched informaages four to 13,” further explain the kids. “Once tion about Dorothee and it lead her to an article we told them where the money was going they

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Shoe Memorial set for December 6 at St. Andrews on the Square. (inset) A photo of Dorothee ing on their own time and donating the items ety of children, which will all be mounted and McLaughlin, Lynn’s mother.

for free.” displayed with care, five from each class. The Broken up into groups,inthe kids all had a dif- labour base price willAs bethe $30years for apass, piece withcollects the fiabout a shoe memorial Vancouver. To repreof love. Lynn ferent component of the project they were renance committee explaining they will increase sent her mother, she placed a pair of red heels new names of murdered women for the memosponsible for. There is the logistics groupStreet. who in depending on the cost of the materials on a staircase in a gallery on Robson rialvalue board. The research is painful at times. planned the gallery, sales who are responsible to mount and hang. “She would have loved that”, Lynn remarked. “It’s still really hard”, Lynn says of the work, for learning about all and doing kids, who by the end of the project She will Deeply moved by the thepieces concept, Lynn sales was ofThe grappling with senseless violence. at the show,tofinance was in charge of pric- have over spent two months, are labels hopingwith that compelled create who a memorial in Kamloops. refersworked to the time preparing ing, the product team who secured and solicited everyone will come out to see their show with Pat Keln, the organizer behind the Vancou- the women’s names—updating the memorial art from their schoolmates, and marketing who 100 guests as their projection. ver establish the Kam- board: so much bigger than my mother— has memorial, been doinghelped a seriesLynn of interviews, promotThis “it’s project is such a wonderful way to loops rendition. it’s about ing and getting the word out about the upcom- have kidsall usethese theirwomen.” skills, gain new ones Nine years later, the event is Lynn’s annual -- continued ing show. continued on on page page 22


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The 36th annual Santa Parade in downtown Kamloops took place on Saturday, November 24 with 73 participants including the Kamloops Heritage Railway, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. Kids along the parade route were showered with candy from the many organizations in the parade.

Health Minister announces regulating vaping industry On November 22, federal switch from smoking cigarettes Health Minister Jane Philpott to a safer alternative.” Throughout the entire process announced her intention to proceed with regulating the vaping of legislation and regulation, the industry with comprehensive CVA has worked tirelessly with details regarding how the indus- governments across Canada to try will operate in the coming create awareness of vaping as years. The legislation would be a safer alternative to smoking renamed as the Tobacco and and of the absolute need for Vaping Products Act and regulate effective regulation that legitithe latter category as a separate mately recognizes that hundreds class of products, which is what of thousands of Canadians wish the Canadian Vaping Association to switch to vaping instead of (CVA) has been advocating for since its inception in 2014. The statement confirms that the Minister of Health realizes that – continued from front Its quite heart wrenching to see e-cigarettes have been growing in popularity and the time has come all those names on the memorial to regulate their manufacture, board but the gathering is about sale, labelling and promotion. raising awareness for a deeply “After two and a half years and serious issue that happens in lots and lots of meetings with all communities. this Minister and the previous “You always think you’re government’s Minister(s), we immune—that it happens to are pleased that the government someone else, somewhere else, has finally introduced regula- but that’s just not the case,” tions,” said Stan Pijl, chair of Lynn remarks. the CVA. “We are also encourNew or gently used shoes can be aged that the Minister has cho- delivered to Son Mai Spa, Classic sen to separate vaping from FX, Runners Sole, Lo-boy Market, tobacco which is recognition both YMCA’s and TCCS. Shoes that the industry is viable as an can also be brought directly to alternative for those who want to the Shoe Memorial on Tuesday,

smoking cigarettes. would be no less accessible than Furthermore, the CVA is conventional cigarettes,” said pleased that the Minister rec- Mr. Pijl. “Making the product ognizes that science will inevi- accessible is a positive step to tably catch up to vaping as a help the many Canadians who safer alternative. The proposed are looking to switch from legislation would establish smoking to vaping.” a flexible regime that can be The CVA will be seeking clariadjusted as the science on vap- fication on the potential implicaing products develops. tions of this bill as we continue “The CVA is also happy to hear to work with Health Canada that the Minister’s plans include and the government for fair and ensuring that vaping products equitable regulations.

December 6 a day to remember our women December 6. Woman and children’s shoes are welcomed and will be donated to the Kamloops Women’s Shelter. The cause has a heartfelt fullcircle-feeling of collective grief, from these senseless tragedies, an offering of remembrance to all the lost souls—the empty shoes signifying the presence of absence. The shoes then become a loving gesture to a woman or child in need. Shoes can be donated in someone’s names or the organizers can attach a tag of commemoration on it. The Kamloops Shoe Memorial

will be held on Tuesday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at St Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street. For more information refer to and search for Status of Women Canada. Contact the Y Women’s shelter for free, confidential, 24/7 if you need to seek a safe haven at 250374-6162. Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre offers free, confidential counselling services for survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence by calling 250-372-0179. Alicia Ashcroft, freelance


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Protect your Christmas presents You’ve spent the money and taken the stolen, consider sending the package to time to find the perfect gifts, now make your workplace or to a family member, sure to protect them from thieves. friend or neighbour who is home durKamloops RCMP reminds Christmas ing the day to accept delivery. It’s also shoppers to never leave purchases or a good idea to request a signature. Many other valuables inside of your vehicle, packages today are sent without requireven if it is locked. Instead, if you have ing a signature for delivery. If you’re more shopping to do, lock your bags shipping something of high value, or inside the trunk of your vehicle. you just want to be sure items aren’t left If you do some shopping online this hol- unattended, you can require a signature iday season and expect some packages to for packages to be released. be delivered to your home, it’s important Protect your gifts by locking your to know there are thieves out there who vehicle and doing a little preplanning will take them right from your doorstep. for online purchase... and have a safe To prevent home deliveries from being and happy Christmas!

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Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Tight budget? No worries! On December 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Kamloops Heritage Society will be holding their annual Countdown to Christmas Sale where every item is under $20 at St. Andrews on the Square. A great opportunity to get a unique, handcrafted gift for under $20 for that hard to buy for person on your list and maybe pick up a little something for yourself. Door prizes and hot apple cider will be available. For more information call 250-377-4232. This is a (L-R) Katie Forsyth, community development coordinator, and Teresa Moore, area manager, fundraiser to help with from the Heart and Stroke Foundation were out Tuesday, November 15 handing out newly maintenance and upkeep branded tote bags. This was a Canada wide initiative to promote the new brand and of St. Andrews on the Square. website

Saying thank you with award nomination Jolene has been working with me for five years so far and she involves her clients in board game socials that are geared for non-special needs people. She involves herself in my self-advocacy newsletter and as a result, we are accepted everywhere in the community. She never tries to limit me to what I can do and who I can socialize with. I couldn’t get a job that I was passionate about, so I created my own job. I started a newsletter that focuses on inclusion and success stories. Jolene helps me to put all the stories together to get sent to the printers. She helps me in delivering them to organizations as well. She goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to my socialization. If I want to do something with my friends such as a Halloween party or going to a dance and listening to music, Jolene makes it happen even beyond her work hours. She is very flexible with her schedule because she knows how important socializing is in an inclusive environment. She gives all her clients great meaning in life. How Jolene supports me is different because support workers usually only assist clients during their office hours. But Jolene works her schedule around her clients. Just recently jobs have been made for us geared toward our interests and Jolene has taken on the responsibility with ease to assist me in building up my business to be a true success. I have been camping with Jolene too with Kamloops Boardgame social group. I nominated Jolene Glover for a Community Living BC

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Champagne bubbles and Barbie dolls

Annual Cookie Walk at Kamloops United Church Too busy to bake? Kamloops United Church would like to do your Christmas baking for you! The measuring and stirring has commenced and orders are being processed. Until 5:00 pm on December 2 you can place an order online by visiting the Kamloops United Church website or by visiting or calling Kamloops United Church at 421 St. Paul Street. This year you can pre-order from an array of six varieties, lovingly handmade in the KUC kitchen, for only $5.00 per dozen. Stress free Christmas baking Friday, December 9 is Cookie Walk day and all pre-orders will cious homemade style Christmas vided through Kamloops United be ready for pick up in the church cookies. Your guests will be so Church to so many in our comhall at 421 St. Paul Street between impressed! munity. And the cookies are fan11:00 am and 5:00 pm. AddiThe annual KUC Cookie Walk tastic!! tional varieties of cookies will is an important fundraiser and For more information, contact be available for purchase during community builder. It helps to the KUC office. To order now the Cookie Walk. Order now to support the many and varied out- visit the website www.kamloopguarantee your selection of deli- reach projects and programs pro-

Barbie headquarters was the enorThere is something about the holiday season that always makes me feel a little melanmous dollhouse that my father built choly. Christmas joy is a bit like chasing the and my mother decorated (also dragon. There are extraordinary highs and known as the greatest present I ever lows and a ton of expectation. It comes and received). then just as quickly it goes. Well, in theory, I had a couple of Ken dolls, but it retailers have been displaying Christmas didn’t stop me from borrowing my decorations from anywhere between Halbrother’s giant GI-Joe’s. Lance and loween to Remembrance Day so by the time Kyle usually had their pick of the PERFECTLY presents have been opened and turkey has ladies, but they were no match for FABULOUS been carved, your brain is bursting with fesrough military types Blaze, Stryker Alicia Ashcroft tive symbology. What’s left after the 25th? and Patch. Abandoned Christmas trees, bits of wrapI was a precocious child, so sue me. ping paper and rogue wisps of tinsel, that extra five to That imaginary world was a happy place, it ten pounds of eggnog and butter tart weight following was like an exploration of all the lives I wanted to live—with various soap opera storylines and us into the new year. New Years Eve brings that holiday excitement the occasional narrative I picked up while flipping back, but then it’s just crappy ole January the through my mother’s People magazines. I have next day. always had a predilection for high drama—feather If I had to pinpoint it on a map of my life, Christ- light and frothy, campy and champagne bubbly, mas became certifiably less fun once I became too sequins and shoulder pads. Also, I relish in the old for dolls. idea of forbidden loves, bitter rivalries, evil twins Growing up, I was all about the Barbie dolls. I was popping out of nowhere and the ability to come an avid player of Barbie-make-believe. I played out back from the dead 39 times. various lives through those dolls. They’d have glamClearly, 1980’s soap operas are the foundation orous names like Veronica, Felicia, Angelica; they on which I built my rich history as an exceptional were actresses and executives, musicians and models, storyteller. interior designers and flight attendants—independent As an adult, in the presence of children and dolls, women, power players on the world stage. it’s like not being able to fly after time spent in Though they were citizens of the world, the Barbie Neverland. You’re like, “Okay, Barbie let’s go to house was in Salem, the fictional California town from the mall, ugh I give up, why don’t we just braid her Days of Our Lives. The fashion! The drama! As you hair instead.” could imagine, they lived rather full and fast-paced That’s kind of depressing—losing that sense lives, which is a far cry from my life as a lonely kid of magic, forgetting how to play. Don’t get living in a sleepy mill-town. me wrong, I can quick-change a Barbie outfit Christmas mornings delivered a fresh haul like nobody’s business but I can’t help but of sweet swag. How could anyone get the miss the all-consuming immersion in that land of holiday blues with all these new outfits? The make-believe.

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Kamloops Courthouse Gallery is presenting “A Dickens’ Christmas” on December 3 and 4 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour Street. Here, against a Victorian holiday background, you will find two floors of juried vendors with fine art and craft, paintings, toys, gourmet foods, textile, weaving, quilts, jewelry, photography, pottery, holiday décor and much, much more. Mr. Fezziwig’s café offers a delicious lunch and seasonal treats.

Christmas goodies for the children, music, gift baskets for door prizes by donation on entry. This Christmas marketplace, hosted by members of the Courthouse Gallery dressed in period costumes, is the perfect way to start the holiday season. The Centre will be open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, is handicap accessible and free parking is available at BCLC. For more information visit:kamloopscourthouse

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of people waiting for me to open up. I opened and started waiting on these people and all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook.” He continued, “Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels; the phone was still ringing. When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it...all of them hit the floor and broke. Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up and I finally got to answer it. It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer...and, honest mister, all I did was tell her!”

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The cross-examination A defending attorney was crossexamining a coroner. The attorney asked, “Before you signed the death certificate had you taken the man’s pulse?” “No,” the coroner replied. The attorney then asked, “Did you listen for a heartbeat?” The coroner said, “No.” “Did you check for breathing?” asked the attorney. Again the coroner replied, “No.”

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■■“Here Comes the Sun” by Jasmine Rempel until Dec. 17 at the Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. Gallery hours: Tues. to Fri. from 10am to 5pm and Sat. from 10am to 4pm. FMI visit: ■■ 2016 Cookie Walk. Online cookie orders until Dec. 2 at 5pm and Cookie Walk on Dec. 9 from 11am to 5pm at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Let Kamloops United Church do your Christmas baking! To order online visit: FMI call 250-372-3020. ■■ 9th Annual Christmas at the Courthouse on Dec. 3 and 4 from 10am to 5pm at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 W Seymour St. “A Dickens Christmas” includes fine art, music, treats, door prizes and more! FMI visit: ■■ Dinner and Dance on Dec. 3 at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Cocktails at 6pm (cash bar) and dinner at 6:30pm. Dance to the music of the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers. For tickets contact 250-319-3680. ■■ Countdown to Christmas Sale on Dec. 3 from 10am to 3pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Unique gifts for the hard to buy for person! Every item under $20. FMI 250-377-4232 or info@ ■■ Nick Fast on Dec. 3 from 7 to 9pm at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Admission at the door. ■■ 2nd Annual Christmas Trees Fundraiser on Dec. 4 from 12 to 4pm at DoubleTree by Hilton, 339 St Paul’s St. Support local non-profits by donating to your favourite charity’s decorated tree. Enjoy a stack of complimentary flapjacks, hot coco and apple cider. Bring the kids to visit with Santa, while listening to The

TALK Ryan7 Band. FMI call Denise at 250-851-2401. ■■ Women’s Winter Festival and Bazaar on Dec. 4 from 3 to 5:30pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Fusion bellydance performances, hoop dancing, henna art, card readings, face painting and much, much more! An event for women and children. Tickets available in advance or at the door. FMI contact Tammy at 250-572-6967, or visit the Facebook page: Women’s Winter Festival & Bazaar 2016. ■■ St. George’s Fundraiser BBQ Night on Dec. 4 from 5 to 8pm at the Fox and Hounds Pub. Dinner includes roasted rosemary chicken, BBQ baby back ribs and Caesar salad. Silent auction. Tickets available by calling Dennis at 250-819-8463. ■■ Meditation Seminar on Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 8pm at Kamloops Library, 100 – 465 Victoria St. FMI or to register visit: ■■“Ice Age” Burlesque on Dec. 8 at The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. Doors at 8pm for this 19+ show. Tickets are available at the door or VIP tickets are available online at or at Instinct Adornment. FMI visit ■■ Michele Botel CD Release Party on Dec. 10 at 7pm at Frankly Coffee and Bistro, 437 Lansdowne St. FMI visit events/1584598371849756/. ■■ Christmas Tea Dry Grad fundraiser on Dec. 10 from 1 to 3pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Admission at the door or call 250-573-3166 or 250-374-3200. In support of Kamloops School of the Arts. ■■ TVASC “Let’s Dance” on Dec. 10 from 8pm to 12am at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by Reflections. For tickets call



Francoise 778-220-8010, Norma 250-299-7221 or Zonia 250-3720091. FMI call 250-571-5111. ■■ Perogys and Cabbage Roll Orders are available through the Ukrainian Catholic Church Ladies League, 109 Tranquille Rd. by calling Adele 250-554-3107, Mary 250-376-8934 or Fr. Pavlo Myts 250-376-3690. ■■ Annual Kinsmen Family Christmas Turkey Bingo on Dec. 11 at 10am at the Cache Creek Community Hall. FMI call 250453-9062. ■■ Drink and Draw on second

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Building on previous years’ successes, The B3 Kings has become an annual Christmas concert in Kamloops. The B3 Kings perform every Christmas to sold out shows in Vancouver, Kamloops and other cities. Their take on the classic holiday repertoire is super funky and makes Christmas tunes fun again! Backed by the propulsive drumming and lush vocals of Denzal Sinclaire, the grooving bass and funky organ of Chris Gestrin, the tasty comping of guitarist Bill Coon and punchy, funky horns of Cory Weeds, The B3 Kings are a must see over the holiday season. Their debut CD ìCellar Live Christmasî has been heralded as one of the best Holiday discs to appear in years. The B3 Kings will be in Kamloops on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm (doors at 7:00 pm) at The Rex Theatre, 409 Seymour Street. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live Box Office, or 250-374-5483. For more information visit: www.Entertainment

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Wed. of each month from 6 to 8pm at Red Collar Brewing, 355 Lansdowne St. Minors welcome with an adult. Free event. Supplies provided. FMI call 250-377-2400. ■■ Volunteers Needed at the RIH Thrift Seller. Put your great customer service skills to a good cause. FMI stop by 146 Victoria St. or call 250-374-0487. ■■ The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers - Whether you like to learn and play music, dance or just listen and socialize, new members are always welcome. FMI call 250-376-2330.

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echo stargazer Dear Sagittarius: (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) A little holiday shopping and a new hairstyle give your ego a friendly boost of self-love confidence. Money continues to be on the rise as possibilities continue to present themselves. Love likes the new you. Dear Capricorn: (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) A truce is called and the backstabbing finally ends. It’s time to step into the spotlight and embrace the challenge. Don’t overspend. Dear Aquarius: (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) Tis the season to be social. Get out and say hello to some old friends. As financial illusions begin to clear a new path will emerge. Dear Pisces: (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) Business plans offer a new direction that should be taken seriously. Resist the temptation to fight with your past. Love encourages a night on the town. Dear Aries: (Mar. 21 - April 20) The festive spirit invites you on a shopping spree that ushers you towards an undiscovered treasure. Dress your best. Love brings an older face into the picture. Dear Taurus: (Apr. 21 - May 21) That selfie you posted is receiving more attention than you expected as astro-energies continue to highlight your public profile. Be careful what you put out there. Your public is watching. Dear Gemini: (May 22 - June 21) Push the boundaries of what you currently think is possible. You’re better equipped for your adventure than you realize. New faces change the landscape in love. Dear Cancer: (June 22 - July 22) You’ll continue to be busy but love is practically begging you for an adventure. Money is important but your heart needs more. Dear Leo: (July 23 - Aug 22) This is a great week to launch a new project as astro-energies reward your creative efforts financially. Try not to argue as close ones stir the pot. Love is waiting at the gym. Dear Virgo: (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Sometimes the best luck is no luck as illusions begin to clear in relationships. For better or worse a veil will lift in love. Dear Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Are you pushing so hard that your efforts feel thwarted at every turn? If your words aren’t getting through then try a different approach. A new idea prevails. Dear Scorpio: (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) A plan has become stale and you’re questioning your efforts again. Don’t. It’s a wonderful time for both money and pushing your goals. Keep going.


Astro-week Sonnyscopes courtesy of Collin Sonny Rosati, Vancouver Astrologer, Hypnotist. For personal readings visit


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City of Kamloops

Using a wood stove this winter?

Connecting Kamloops One Multi-Use Pathway at a Time: Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway

Biking and walking in Kamloops is about to get much easier. The City plans to construct the first phase of the Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway, which will connect Summit Drive, near Sa-Hali SecondaryReduce School, to downtown, near Glenfair Drive. This three-metre wide, 1.7 health risks by following km long paved multi-use pathway will provide walkers and cyclists with a safe and direct link between uptown and downtown. Best of all, these the pathway will allow people to enjoy the Peterson Creek park during theirtips: commute. The pathway will include lighting, signage, rest areas with benches, and other amenities.

• Properly maintain your wood stove and

Join us for an open house to view project plans, provide input on design elements and ask questions of City staff and consultants: chimney for efficient and safe operation.

Wednesday, November 23 • If you are replacing your wood stove, consider 6:00 - 8:00 pm (drop in) a high-efficiency natural gas or electric Sa-Hali Secondary School Theatre Room (255 Arrowstoneheating option. Drive) We also have a survey available to collect your input. Complete it at• between November 2 and 16. Properly maintain your woodstove and chimney

for efficiency and safety. * The Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway was identified in the City’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Master Plans as a key connection within the City's active transportation network.


If you are burning wood, here are some tips to burn it right: Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Project • Never burn wet, rotten, diseased or moldy Future Phase wood - poor burning creates more pollution. Bestwick Connector MUP

SAHALI • Season all firewood - split, cover, and age for TERRACE NATURE at least six months. PARK

• Burn small hot fires - they provide maximum PETERSON heat while cutting the use of fuel and reducing CREEK NATURE PARK air pollution. Future Phase

Trail • Upper Avoid slow, smoldering fires by ensuring that airflow maintains the flame.


Phase 1 Preliminary Alignment Peterson Creek MUP



Future Phase Summit Connector MUP

Clean air is the foundation of the City of Kamloops Air Shed Management Plan. PETERSON CREEK NATURE PARK

For more information, visit us online: Document Path: S:\DSD\Users\CCarrelli\Peterson Creek Trails\Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway.mxd

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