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Every person has a story. You have a story, your best friend has a sto- per book but many people don’t mind having two.� ry, your grade two teacher has a story and the guy who sits outside the The end result is a wonderful evening for both the book and the reader. bank has a story. The question is not so much about determining who has It is an experience that has even experienced Kamloops reporter Dale something to say but what we can learn from their experiences. Bass thinking she will come back for more. The quick and short answer, you can learn an awful lot from the ex“It was fascinating,� tells Dale of her experience of being a human periences of those around you, if you take the book. “They were all really great stories, it was time to listen. Lucky for you, really fun. “I decided to do it because it Lissa Millar has made it exwas an opportunity to help the organiztremely easy for you to listen ers of the program start a discussion on and learn through the experiissues that are stereotypical. You are ences of others. She is a self supposed to discuss five different asproclaimed Human Librarian pects of your life. I discussed living and it’s her job to help you acwith bipolar disorder, having an cess and experience the power autistic son, adoption and finding of human books. out I had a sister after 45 years “I basically coordinate a huand being a reporter and all that man library,� she explains. “I it entails. People who came to maintain the catalogue and the table had a lot of questions collect information from each and wanted to know how I live and what it’s like. They book. I keep a one page bio just don’t understand. It and photo of each book that comes into our library.� was actually pretty cool just sitting and talking What is a human book you may be asking? A human while they listened.� book is simply a person “The Human Library who tells a story through is an innovative method their life experiences. They Dale Bass and Dawne Taylor enjoyed being two of the “books� at the last Living Library designed to promote diafall into many different cate- at the Smorgasboard Deli. logue, reduce prejudices gories as they have had many and encourage understanddifferent experiences, faced different barriers, social stigmas, stereo- ing,� finishes Lissa. “It enables groups to break stereotypes by challengtypes and so forth. ing the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner. We On the fourth Monday of each month, Lissa with the help of the Coun- are always looking for new books to add to the library. If you think you cil of Canadians and the Smorgasbord Deli puts together a Living Library would like to be a book, visit us online at The night consists of about half a dozen human books that come man_library.htm. We would love to have you.� together to read to the people who attend the night. Like all books, some Check out the next Living Library night on Monday, February 27 at the will appeal to you and some will not. “I put out all the bios at the begin- Smorgasbord Deli. The evening starts at 7:00 pm and runs until 9:00 pm. ning of the night,� furthers Lissa. “People can look at them and decide Their address is 225 7th Avenue in Downtown Kamloops. which books they then want to read. We usually like to have one reader Tanya Orozco, freelance

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PIT Stop winner of Aviva Community Fund On January 25, Aviva announced the successful recipients sharing $1,000,000 worth of funding from the Aviva Community Fund. Kamloops United Church’s submission was awarded $80,000 towards kitchen equipment for the new kitchen. PIT Stop (People in Transition) is one of the many users of the present kitchen and they offer a free nutritious meal every Sunday to 100 to 180

Recycling continued to climb last year Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) staff has compiled statistics for recycling in the region, and once again it’s on the rise. Recycling increased by about 200 tonnes last year compared to 2010. “Recycling has significantly increased since we’ve started recycling programs within the region,” said Jamie Vieira, Environmental Services technologist. The total amount of household recycling collected at TNRD sites in 2011 was 2,220 tonnes, the total recycling was comprised of 563 tonnes of corrugated cardboard, 1,604 tonnes of comingled blue bag recycling and 26 tonnes of container glass. Also since the adoption of the Solid Waste Management Plan in 2008 the TNRD has seen a drastic reduction in the number of garbage bins hauled from rural transfer stations from 2,200 bins in 2008 to less than 1,200 bins in 2011. The reduction of waste coincides with the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan that brought household recycling region-wide. The TNRD also credits the reduction in waste to the Recycle Now and Save communication program, improved efficiency in hauling systems, and moving away from unattended sites to attended waste management facilities.

people. “All the volunteers look forward to the completion of the kitchen at the end of December 2012 to replace the often unreliable equipment,” says Diane Stuart, PIT Stop Coordinator. Aviva is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance to more than three million customers. They have been in the insurance business, in Canada, since 1906 with more than 3,000 employees in 40 locations and 1,700 inde-

pendent broker partners across Canada. The Aviva Community Fund was created in 2009 to support people within Canadian communities in creating the positive changes they desire. In this competition, 12 projects have received funding. Thirty finalists were selected through online voting from October to December 2011, from over 2000 submissions. Western Canada Theatre, who also had a submission, which reached the semi-finals, threw their support behind this project and encouraged their followers to assist at

least one Kamloops’ project to get into the finals. The new kitchen is part of the redevelopment taking place on the Kamloops United Church site which will include an affordable housing complex, redeveloped preschool, thrift shop, administrative and meeting space. Kamloops United Church congratulates the other Aviva prize recipients and recognizes the tremendous work and dedication of the people supporting the other worthwhile projects who unfortunately did not receive funding.

Way to go, Sanbiki!

Sanbiki was able to raise $1766.57 last year for the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan and East Africa. Pictured here are (L-R) Marion Osenton and Chris Kruschel from the Kamloops Red Cross, Heather McDonald and Masato Kotani from Sanbiki. This year they will be continuing to fundraise for the Kamloops SPCA and other local groups. Congratulations on your fundraising success!

City Council sets course for next three years City of Kamloops City Council and Administration gathered this past weekend at the Interior Savings Centre to lay the foundation for the 2012 - 2014 Council Strategic Plan. The day and half planning session included discussion and debate on goals and objectives that will enhance the City’s position as a favored location to live and do business. The five strategic goals categorized under Economy, Livability, Environment, Governance and Infrastructure will continue from the previous plan, however, new initiatives under each will be developed over the next few weeks.

“Council spent a solid day and half working as a group to consider the needs of Kamloops and our role in fostering a strong community that offers a great quality of life. The city has faired very well with past strategies such as the Tournament Capital Program. Our objective is to build on these successes,” states Mayor Peter Milobar. The Council strategy session is part of a multiphase planning exercise that includes a public presentation and final Council approval. Once City Council approves the plan, City administration will develop a corporate strategic plan to action Council’s vision and strategic goals.


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An unique musical experience

Students from grades four to 12 enrolled in French Immersion Program and Francophone School will be participating and introduced to the dynamic traditional music band Le Bal à l’Huile from Quebec on Friday, February 10. Discover music as it was played in the past, as musicians and singers gathered around a good old oil lamp to create a great party! This band distinguishes itself through its captivating vocal harmonies, which add a unique flavor with originality and authenticity. Don’t miss the party; it only happens once a year! This event is sponsored by the Association

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Le Bal à l’Huile has performed in many festivals and events across Quebec. Their shows are described as an explosion of energy and joie de vivre!

Francophone de Kamloops and Canadian Parents for French – Kamloops Chapter and it will be held at the Bible Truth Church, 1099 Fraser St. on Friday,

February 10 at 11:30am. For more information call Margo at 250-376-6060 or Ray at Entertainment Management 250-8511180.

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Sports community to receive grants

The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society members and Board of Directors are pleased to announce the allocation of the 2012 grants from the Sports Legacy Fund to the Kamloops and region sport community. Twenty four organizations received $233,000 in funding as a result of the 2011 application process and the completion of a four year commitment to the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame relocation to the Tournament Capital Centre. The society’s decision to establish the Sports Legacy Fund as a long term investment in the community is based on the vision of sustainable sport initiatives through opportunity, growth and excellence. Since 2009, 58 sport organizations have been recipients of $1.165 million in grants from the fund. This marks the 15th year that funds have been invested by the society either through the Sports Legacy Fund or the Kamloops

Blazers Sports Foundation, which operated from 1997 until 2008. The total now exceeds $2.3 Million, an accomplishment few if any other Canadian community has achieved. The operation of the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club and its sale in 2007 provided this legacy; a reflection on the many years the City and Region has supported the team. In a number of instances, the legacy funds have been leveraged by the local sport organizations to enhance their programs either by equipment purchases, capital improvements or investing in coaching development. The Society has not only contributed the grants to the community but has formed valuable partnerships with the City, Thompson Rivers University and Pacific Sport Interior. Refer to the website, for regular updates and sport information.

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More concerns on wireless technology Dear Editor, Regarding Bernard von Schulman’s claim to have “read the scientific work out there on human health effects caused by radio waves and the overwhelming vast majority can find no negative impacts.” Obviously Mr. Schulman hasn’t read “The BioInitiative Report” ( or the Freiburger Appeal (signed by 6000 German doctors), or University of Washington scientist Dr. Henry Lai’s exposure of the bias in industry-funded studies when in 2006 he analyzed 16 years of studies, their results and their sources of funding: 50 percent of the 326 studies showed a biological effect from radio-frequency radiation,

and 50 percent did not. Lai discovered that industry-funded studies were only 30 percent likely to find an effect, as opposed to 70 percent of independent studies, and while that fact alone should raise worries about the role industry plays in funding research, Lai points out that the 50 percent split in findings should be by itself a cause for concern: “Even if you accept all the industry studies, you still end up with 50-50,” he says. “How could 50 percent all be garbage? People always start with the statement ‘Hundreds of studies have been done on this topic, and no effect has been found,’ but this is a very misleading statement. [The statements] come out from the cell

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phone industry, and people just use it, like the American Cancer Society. People haven’t even gone in to look at the real studies and look at the effects that people have reported. This really worries me, because people come out and say things without the facts.” http:// There is more interesting reading on www.citizensforsafetechnology. org for those who think that the smart meters and wireless technology aren’t harming us and other electrical beings. Keep reading, Bernie; and check out who funded the scientific work out there. P. Gregson


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Business profile

The potato pesto pizza pie, has become an instant crowd favourite!

Toastmasters benefits all

Kamloops Toastmasters would like to invite the public to attend an open house on Thursday, February 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street. Toastmasters are more than public speaking! Are you interviewing for jobs? Are you giving a business presentation? Are you leading a seminar? Do you need confidence? Attend the open house to discover how Toastmasters can change your life. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills relatTrevor Cesarone, also known as Papa Tee, cooks up a fresh Italian meal. ed to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure. All three Kamloops Toastmaster clubs, plus one from Merritt and There is a new Papa in town and his name is latest claim to fame, the potato pesto pizza pie, one advanced club from Sun Peaks will be in attendance. Trevor Cesarone, owner and operator of Papa has become an instant crowd favourite. Tee’s, Kamloops newest pizza parlor. It’s the crowd itself that fuels Trevor’s fire. “I Come on out and find out what When you walk into Papa Tee’s, it doesn’t take am hoping that we can grow as a city and accept each club offers. Admission is free for the evelong to see you are about to have an authentic small business as the wheel that drives the comning of February 9. Refreshments Italian experience. Warm welcomes from “Papa munity,” states the entrepreneur. Kamloops is and door prizes will be provided. T” himself and a traditional atmosphere, gives you known for its small town feel. He is hoping the For more information call Sandy a sense of being at home in an Italian kitchen. community will embrace this new business. at 250-434-6353 or Jen at 250ardeo / ardeo / v. Trevor wanted to give the downtown something This acceptance has already begun and word 372-5572. 267 Fourth Avenue, Kamloops 250.374.8881 1 to glow. 2 to burn. different. “Kamloops was lacking a top quality of mouth has already started to take effect in the Open Mon-Sat 9am 5pm 3 to be on fire. pizza/pasta house.” says Trevor. He wanted to downtown. Although Papa Tee’s has only been have a place where people can go and enjoy real open a short while, it is fast becoming known as homemade dishes all made from scratch. “I use as the place to go for pizza and an atmosphere that If a book about failmuch local produce as I can and only top quality makes you feel you are at a friend’s home to eat. ures doesn’t sell, is it a ingredients.” You can find Papa Tee’s located at 705 Victoria success? All the classics are there but you will also find Street or give them a call at 250-828-0838! Why in a country of free speech, are there phone bills? some new and interesting creations as well. His Cristina Ostapovitch

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Three days on one night

Members of the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops (L-R) Annette Dominik, Dimiter Terziev and Martin Kratky.

The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops presents Thistle, Rose, and Shamrock, an evening of traditional and contemporary chamber folk music on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm at The Old Courthouse. Neil Burnett (Celtic harp, tin whistle, Irish flute), Ed Chilton (shuttle pipes and poetry) Christina Zaenker (cello and voice), and Michelle Zwolak (Celtic harp, guitar, and voice) present a wide-ranging selection

featuring traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Quebec and Italy, along with recent compositions in the Celtic tradition. In celebration of Robbie Burns Day, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day, the musicians will treat the audience to musical meditations on love, loss and tradition in the form of rollicking reels, hornpipes and jigs, melancholy airs and songs. All proceeds will benefit the “Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund,� which makes arts and culture accessible to the children and youth of Kamloops.

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Passion, this professional dance company will include Kamloops native, Christina Cecchini. Christina Cecchini began her ballet training in Kamloops and at the age of 14, was accepted into the Professional Ballet program at Canada’s National Ballet School. After studying ballet around the world she returned to BC to begin her professional career with Ballet Kelowna. Now in her fourth year with the company, Cecchini says “Ballet Kelowna has given me many amazing opportunities over the past few years but none of them are rewarding as performing for my friends and family in Kamloops�. With perfect timing for Valentine’s Day, A Grand Passion includes a mosaic of works from the classical to the contemporary. From the great ballet traditions of the 19th Century, through the sultry tango bars of Argentina, to the impassioned and tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, this program will take the audience on a journey through ballet history. Ballet Kelowna is kicking off its ten city tour of A Grand Passion in Kamloops on Sunday, February 12 at the Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 pm. After sold-out performances of The Nutcracker in 2010, Ballet Kelowna is returning to this enthusiastic community and with one of the dancers a Kamloops native, it adds a boost to the excitement. Tickets available at the Kamloops Live! Box Office.


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ver breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, “I’ll bet you don’t know what day this is.” “Of course I do,” he answered as if he was offended, and left for the office. At 10:00 a.m., the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box of a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1:00 p.m., a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates was delivered. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn’t wait for her husband to come home. “First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!” she exclaimed. “I’ve never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!”


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Jule, our littlest cat, loves to of us. play. When I arrive home from A hand reaches out from the work, she runs to me confident midst of a crowd on the street and that I have returned for the mere touches the hem of Jesus’ cloak, pleasure of playing the hand of a woman with her. with an illness that If I do anything other makes her an outcast in her society. She than drop my stuff and grab her favougently reaches out, rite string on a stick confident that Jesus toy, she will follow can provide what she me around, giving litlongs for. He feels her touch, tle mews of reminder. If I ignore her, she stops and turns, lookminister’s will rub against my ing for the one who musings legs. When I sit down touched him. Those LeAnn Blackert in the chair to relax he is with tell him or to eat, she will sit beside me there is no way to know whom it and chirp. Finally she will reach is, the crowd is large and pressing her little paw up and gently rest it all around him. But he looks out on my arm. and meets the eyes of the woman. Patience and persistence work, He acknowledges her, calls her and I grab her string and play “daughter” and gives her standing with her, admiring her confident in his family, restoring her place certainty that I will provide what in society. she longs for. We live in a fast-paced world, a Jule reminds me that there is world where the norm now is to always time in the day to pause have one’s eyes glued to a comand to play, to set aside all distrac- puter screen or a smart phone, tions and focus on her for the little where communication is often bit of time she is asking of me. done electronically and where it’s She reminds me there is always easy to walk through the streets time to pause and give my full and shops without ever meeting attention to the one standing in anyone’s eyes. front of me, wanting a moment Jule reminds me as she runs up to talk, to share, to cry or to to me that it only takes a small laugh with me. It’s an important little pause, a brief time of interacreminder for my busy life. tion, and she’ll soon be pouncing One of the most attractive fea- and purring. Jesus reminds me tures of Jesus, the one whom that every person needs a place in I have chosen to follow, is his the community where he or she is understanding of this lesson my honoured just for being. cat teaches me: there is always May each of us pause long time to pause and to give our enough this week to make a diffull attention to the ones in front ference in this community.

Did you know?

Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession.

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’? One thousand.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year? Father’s Day. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? All were invented by women.

Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.

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Cara Luft performing on House Concert circuit n Ray Perreault’s fine art photography at the old Courthouse Gallery in February. Open 10 to 5, Tues to Fri, 10 to 4, Sat. Free parking, no HST, handicap accessible. 7 West Seymour St. Visit n For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again runs until Feb. 4 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets at Kamloops Live! Box Office 250374-5483 or n Pema Chodron’s Latest Teachings “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change” on Feb. 1, 8,15, 7pm at Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops, 433b Lansdowne St. (above Frankly Coffee) FMI: or Liz 250376-4224. n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. The Wild Artisans on Feb. 4 at 8pm, Art Napoleon on Feb. 7 at 8pm. oPen Heart Monday on Feb. 6 at 7pm. Poetry Slam on Feb. 8 at 8pm. n 1950’s theme dinner, music and silent auction on Feb. 4 at 5pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral. FMI or tickets contact Roger at 250-3742316, or the Cathedral office at 250-372-3912. All are welcome. n Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting 1pm Feb. 6 at the Legion Hall, 425 Lansdowne St. FMI call Joan 250-579-9220. n KCBIA Annual General Meeting, Feb. 8 at 5pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Feature presentation: TRU, Help Us Help You. Dr. Lincoln Smith will present how Downtown businesses can better access resources and interact with TRU. Board nominations and FMI contact n “Get Your Heart On”

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Burlesque Show at the Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. on Feb. 9. Doors at 8pm. For 19+. FMI or interested in performing: visit

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