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A new approach to home ownership A new development downtown at 429 St. Paul aims to make home ownership a possibility for those who may otherwise run short of the usual requirements. By crunching numbers and doing some homework, the Kamloops United Church has come up with a unique formula that will allow those with an income under $85,000 a year to purchase a studio or one, two or three bedroom unit with only one per cent of the purchase price. “Many churches have been around for a long time, and are considering or have completed some kind of development of their properties. Six or seven years ago the city invited property owners to discuss what possibilities could occur in our city block,” explains Jennifer Keim, co-chair of Kamloops United Church Re-Development. “A lot of brainstorming came out of that meeting. It was a springboard for us.” With aging facilities sitting on prime downtown real estate, the church members started discussing their options. Their Sanctuary site, joined to their Christian Education Centre, needed substantial upgrades and they wanted to be proactive instead of waiting for things to

fall into disrepair. They started looking into renovations, but the costs were prohibitive. “About five years ago, we started talking re-development,” says

Jennifer, who has been a member of the church since childhood. “Almost immediately we decided to maximize the potential benefits of the property by

A rendering of the new building going up at 429 St. Paul Street.

building vertically on the space.” They then spent two years figuring out what type of housing they could afford to offer and what needs they could fill. “The practical realities of building rental housing and managing such a facility were outside of our scope,” shares Jennifer, adding that ultimately providing affordable home ownership was the best housing option. “Once people get into the housing market, they tend to build equity and move on. The trickle-down effect is that they open up a potential rental.” It was BC Housing who suggested that by taking out a second mortgage on behalf of buyers the church could help lessen the burden of getting into the real estate market by carrying the ten per cent down payment portion usually required to buy, while the new owner carries the mortgage on the balance. The down payment is then repayable upon the sale of the home. The church is calling this their Home Ownership Plan (HOP). There are 41 HOP units available, with another 15 for sale to buyers in any income bracket who will provide their own down payment. The units will all boast nine-foot ceilings, a private bal– continued on page 2

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– continued from page 1 cony, in-suite laundry and six energy efficient appliances. Common areas in the building will include well-lit underground parking, and hospitality/amenity room, scooter and bicycle parking and a rooftop patio garden with a BBQ area. “As a non-profit, we aren’t looking for a large profit margin, so we’ve been able to make each unit a top-quality designed unit that will allow people to own homes they can really be proud of,” says Jennifer. The church has been working closely with BC Housing, and has been given a pre-sale target of 40 units to meet in order to apply for their construction loan.

Sales began only a few weeks ago and they are well on their way. In the meantime, they’ve been moving ahead with the tear down of the old building. “Our congregation has contributed just over $900,000 to date. We’ve been using that to carry the cost of the work to date,” explains Jennifer, proud of the commitment that has made possibilities start to become real. “It’s exciting, the way our congregation made a decision and has stayed focused on it.” To learn more, stop by the church at 421 St. Paul Street and pick up an information package anytime from Tuesday to Saturday or visit Rebecca Stewart

Notice: Kamloops Arts Council’s AGM

City Councilor Arjun Singh and CAP Team member Jackie Rechenmacher welcome the Communities in Bloom judges on Victoria Street on July 16.

The Kamloops Arts Council’s AGM takes place on Thursday, August 8 at 5:30pm at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour Street West. Those who cannot attend the AGM are encouraged to attend the first part of the evening: a mix and mingle event to celebrate and thank KAC members, sponsors and volunteers for making this year such a success. Membership expired?

Feel like you’re out of the loop? No problem - they’d still love to see you, so stop by the Old Courthouse between 5:30 and 6:30pm for snacks and refreshments. The AGM will commence at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by August 6 to 
or by calling 250-372-7323. Membership must be current in order to vote at the AGM.

Supporting local governments and local projects Local projects in the North and South Thompson areas will benefit from nearly $1.3 million dollars in funding from the B.C. government’s Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF). The SCIF restructures the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community and Regional District Grants. Since 2009, the SCIF has provided more than $600 million in funding to support BC communities and enable them to invest money in projects that are identified at the local level as a priority. The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times. “Many of these small communities rely on this funding for their day-to-day operations,” says Kamloops-North

Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “This funding helps ensure those important services continue to be available to local residents.” Communities receiving Small Community & Regional District Grants ranging from $107,634 - $190,522 are Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Sun Peaks and Thompson Nicola Regional District. These are grants to local governments to assist them in providing basic services. Kamloops will receive traffic fine revenues totaling $554,885. The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible municipalities that pay police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs.

“These funds are provided to municipalities to address highpriority needs in their communities,” says Kamloops-South

Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “Residents will benefit from the boost this gives to local projects and infrastructure.”

Sports and the arts thriving Five sports and arts groups in the Kamloops area will benefit from $262,500 in Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development. Programs receiving grants include Kamloops Minor Hockey Association’s Youth Hockey Program ($175,000); Valleyview Skating Club’s Figure Skating & Canskate ‘Learn to Skate’ programs ($30,000); Sun Peaks Alpine Club’s Alpine Ski Program ($22,500); Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Program ($15,000); and Kamloops Interior Summer School Of Music ($20,000). “These grants provide a nice boost to our local sports and arts programs, which are so important to our community,” says Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “This funding is helping residents discover new activities or continue to develop their competitive skills.” Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2012/13, when our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services. Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for B.C. families. Across British Columbia, 42 recipients will share $1,363,010 in the latest rounds of grants.


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Kathryn Learie of Owen Imaging and Sara Schreiner of Life Unfolding rolled their sleeves up to create a gathering space for local photographers. “Exposure: A Place for Photographers” will be located at 351 Victoria Street soon!

Blazers trade players and draft picks The Kamloops Blazers ing with 59 goals, 59 tender over the past two have announced that assists and 118 points in seasons. He suited up for they have traded 20-year- 58 games. He was tied 111 games going 70-27old goaltender Cole for the scoring lead in the 3-4 and recording 10 Cheveldave and a fourth provincial playoffs with shutouts. The native of round WHL Bantam pick 23 points. He is listed at Calgary also had a 13-7 record in the playoffs. in 2015 in exchange for 6’0” and 170lbs. “With two veteran “Jake is an excep15-year-old Jake Kryski and a seventh round tional player that we are goaltenders on our roster thrilled to add to our in Cole and Taran, we WHL Bantam pick in July 14, Aug 3, 4, 5 – Shoreline Birding 2014. young core,” commented had to move one out at July 28, Sept 8, Oct 6 – An Ear for Songbirds Kryski was the Raiders Book General Manager, Craig some point,” commenttoday! first round, 13th overall Space Bonner. “He has tremened Bonner. “We thank is limited, don’t miss out! pick in the 2013 WHL dous skills and is an elite Cole for his time with the 4600 Tranquille Road Bantam Draft. He spent level skater. He will be a Blazers the past two seaPhone: 434 9690 sons and250 wish him nothlast season with the fun player to watch.” Burnaby Winter Club Cheveldave was the but the best in Prince Bantam A1 team finish- Blazers starting goal- Albert.”


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A day at the park It was a busy afternoon on July 11 at the new accessible playground and newly enhanced wading pool at Prince Charles Park. The new playground, for children ages two to 12, has the newest accessible CSA equipment and a new impact surface for children of all abilities. The wading pool also has a colourful new look that compliments the theme of the playground.

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Free children’s theatre a well-loved part of summers Each July and August, the Kamloops Arts Council presents accessible, free family-friendly theatre at Riverside Park five days a week. Throughout the month of July, the troupe will be performing Leon’s Book of Adventures, the tale of Leon the lion who is sick of the jungle and on the hunt for a new home, and Once Upon A... Blank?, which follows Alice after she acciden-

tally drops her story-books causing the characters to jump into different stories. August will have the troupe presenting Clowns Clowns!, the story of a rather silly girl named Noodle who doesn’t quite fit in anywhere until she comes across a circus, and Behind the Fairytales, which introduces the audience to the villains of several famous fairytales, and how they mistakenly gained the

notorious title of “villian» - much to their dismay! The Children’s Summer Theatre program offers an educational entertainment experience for young audiences, creates a vibrant community, and improves quality of life in Kamloops. It also provides excellent experience and opportunity for local amateur and emerging young actors and directors. Many of the actors have a talent for improv, music, dancing

and theatrical games, sharing with the audience an experience beyond what they would expect. The performances are every Tuesday through Saturday throughout the summer at 1:00pm and 3:00pm - look for their tent by the water park! Check out the Rivertown Players’ Facebook page for daily updates - including cancellations due to rain/ wind/etc – as well as photos and more!

Downtown Artwalk launches with a party The Downtown Artwalk Launch Party will kick off on August 1 at The Art We Are and there are lots of treats in store to tickle your creative fancy!  From 5:00pm to 8:00pm enjoy live performances by local musicians, including Alamagokus and Keenan Bryce Wilcox, watch live art demonstrations at the top of each hour and meet and mingle with local artists. The Artwalk itself begins the following day on August 2 and runs through to September 3. The Kamloops Downtown Artwalk brings together the artistic community, the business community, and the general public, with work by local artists being displayed at Downtown retailers. This year’s Artwalk features the artistic talents of over 45 artists, including illustrator Phil Ryan, photographer Kelly Pape and marionette artist Elizabeth Warner to name just a few. 

There are some exciting new Artwalk events to watch for this year, such as the Options & Opportunities opening reception for Picasso & Us at the KAC Main Gallery in the Old Courthouse at 7 Seymour St. W. on August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. There is also a free Graffiti Mural Workshop, hosted by Arnica Artist Run Centre on Saturday August 24 at 11:00am at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, also at 7 Seymour St. W. Or the Sumi-Ink Extravaganza at Arnica Artist Run Centre, following the art movement known as Sumi Ink that started in Los Angeles in 2005. Arnica wants you to come by August 6 to 10 to leave your mark on their walls in what will become a massive collage. The Artwalk maps will be available at the end of July at participating businesses, the KAC office in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour St. W.) and online at

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If you thought locally made fudge was something deserving a fist-pumping “Yeah!” then you might be just as excited to know you can enjoy that fudge drizzled over a cold, refreshing mound of soft-serve ice cream. “We serve real fudge sundaes. We take our own madein-store fudge and melt it down and pour some in before adding soft vanilla ice cream from Foothills Creamery, and then drip more rich, creamy fudge on top,” describes Ernie Ware, owner and fudge connoisseur at Fudge Yeah. “We’ve got five flavours for sundaes right now: maple, chocolate, mint chocolate, root beer and orange cream.” Yummmmm. But Ernie’s little downtown store serves more than the best tasting fudge around: Fudge Yeah is a dream for any kid – or kid-atheart – with walls lined with toys, collectables and candy, including their own sponge toffee and caramel apples. “For the month of July we’re offering 20 per cent off of all of our collectibles – lunch boxes, vinyls, bobbleheads, clocks; 10 per cent off all candies and sweets, syrups and honeys; and three-for-the-price-of two on all of our fudge,” says Ernie, who

alike, the retro tin lunch boxes come in an array of popular characters like Hello Kitty, Wonder Woman, Batman, Ironman and My Little Pony, and there are plenty in stock to send Kamloops kids back to school with. The price point on these and other fun throwbacks, like giant Pez dispensers and bobbleheads, makes them a good option for unique birthday presents, too – especially if you sweeten the gift with a bit of fudge! Fudge Yeah is located at 442 Victoria Street and is open from noon to 8:00pm, from Tuesday through Saturday. Craving fudge at a time the store’s closed? You can find Ernie’s fudge downtown at Lizzie Bits Baby Company or Frankly Coffee, on the North Shore in Reubin’s Diner or at the Parkcrest Store, and at the Juniper Market among other locations throughout the region. “It’s the smoothest, creamiest, melt-in-your-mouth-iest fudge that you’ll ever taste. We make it in the store, and we focus on quality – if it sits too long, we take it off the shelves. Quality is number one here at Fudge Yeah.”

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Local artist Mairi Budreau will soon debut her sensual, sculptural, nude male oil paintings in Chelsea, New York at Agora Gallery’s Beyond Borders – An Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, but her hometown will have the first peek. For one evening only, on Thursday, August 8 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm the paintings will be available to view and reserve purchase at Portfolio Interiors before it heads south. Those wishing to attend can RSVP to To learn more about Mairi and her work, visit


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Project X Theatre Company’s X-Fest opens this week, with Fantastic Mr. Fox opens July 24 and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown opens the following night, July 25! The shows will alternate nightly, with the exception of Sundays, and will be fun for the whole family. In an effort to reduce vehicle traffic at the park, organizers 6/6/11 2:11:02are PM encouraging audience members to walk, run, cycle, or Mountain Bike to X-Fest this year, and are offering prizes to sweeten the deal. Once you’ve arrived, show them on the map they provide how far you’ve come and you will be eligible to win a daily door prize, and be entered for the chance to win one of four Grand Prize Packages, donated by Cliffside Climbing Gym, True Outdoors, and Cora breakfast & lunch, drawn on the closing night performance of X-Fest 2013. Looking for a deal? Mondays are Buy One Get One Free nights - family friendly prices to help ensure everyone can get out to the shows and experience

live theatre with your children. There will also be one afternoon showing of Fantastic Mr. Fox at 1:00pm on August 3. This will be a special way to enjoy an afternoon of fun with your little foxes, without cutting into bed times. And for those who can stay up as late as they’d like, for one night of the festival only there is an Improv Night on Friday, August 9 at 9:30pm, following the evening’s performance of Mr. Fox. Bring your ticket stub from an X-Fest performance, and you will get two tickets for the price of one! Tickets for Improv Night are cash only, and you must have your X Fest 13 ticket stub on hand in order to redeem two-forone tickets. X-Fest 2013 takes place at Prince Charles Park on Columbia Street from July 24 to August 10 at 7:30pm each night, no shows Sundays. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1025 Lorne Street, by phone at 250-374-LIVE or online at, or at the gates.

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Your Horoscope CANCER (June 22-July 22) Females may put demands or added responsibilities on you. Romance is likely if you participate in unusual forms of entertainment. Travel may be confusing. Investments that deal with property will be lucrative; however, upsets with family members may be likely. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You will gain new friends if you get involved in environmental issues. Organize your day well if you wish to accomplish all you set out to do. You may find travel to be most rewarding. Interaction with colleagues will only be upsetting. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) Make decisions about your professional objectives. Quarrels will erupt if you get into philosophical debates with friends. Much can be accomplished if you compromise. Avoid friends or acquaintances who drink too much. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Keep your feelings to yourself if you want to avoid embarrassment. Your emotional stability may influence the changes taking place in your personal life. You should expect to have changes in your home. Now is the time to concentrate on building a strong financial future for your family. SCORPIO (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Avoid boredom by being creative in your endeavors. Try not to lose your cool, and make your point known. You’re likely to encounter new partners if you take short trips. You must avoid gossip and focus on what you have to do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) You will attract members of the opposite sex readily. You should be putting in some overtime. Don’t expect the whole family to be overjoyed. Move forward if you want to turn your life around. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Don’t be alarmed. Secret love affairs may be enticing; however, you must be prepared for the restraints that will follow. You need to do something energetic and different. Get into fitness programs to keep in shape. Your ambitious mood may not go over well with loved ones. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) Travel opportunities look positive, but be cautious while driving. Don’t jump too quickly regarding an investment that appears to be good. Your health may suffer if you don’t control your present situation. Education may be the answer. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Use your high energy and dynamic approach to win favors from superiors. Your self confidence will attract members of the opposite sex. You can ask for favors and get sound advice from close friends or relatives. Your leadership qualities will come in handy. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) You may have been trying to do too much, leaving yourself exhausted and open to colds and infections. Your partner could also use some time alone with you. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Don’t forget that you’ve only heard one side of the story. Try not to attempt to do something unless you are fully intent on following through with the plans. Listen to the problems of others and offer suggestions where possible. Residential moves should be considered carefully. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Upheavals may occupy your day. Your dramatic nature may be too much to handle. Travel and entertaining conversation will be informative and uplifting. Visitors may drop by unexpectedly. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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