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May 3, 2012 Volume 11 • Number 18 50¢ Newsstand Price

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To knit or not to knit... what a stupid question

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Kamloops Speed Watch volunteers on the job Speeding in residential neighbourhoods is a concern frequently expressed by residents. Excessive speed in residential areas is dangerous and often viewed as destructive to the neighbourhood’s “sense of community”. Often, motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods are unaware of the effect their actions have on the peace and safety of neighbourhood streets. Speed Watch is a partnership between volunteers, police and ICBC to educate motorists and raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. In areas where speeding is identified as an issue, volunteers use radar and speed-reader boards supplied by ICBC. As motorist drive by they are given instant feedback on how fast they’re traveling. Statistics are recorded and relayed to ICBC and the RCMP to identify problem areas and patterns throughout the city. Speedwatch is not an enforcement tool. It is an education program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding. The program aims to make the community aware of the extent of any speeding issues while allowing Police to prioritize enforcement efforts by officers. Research has shown it works. Over 70 per cent of drivers traveling 10km/h over the speed limit slow down when they see a speed-reader board.

Donalda Jamrich and Samantha Duhamel are two of the volunteers watching your speed.

The Speed Watch program is Speed-related crashes have decreased in B.C. over the last five mostly located near high crash loyears. Kamloops Community Safe- cations. You’ve probably seen the ty’s Speed Watch volunteers are a volunteers wearing bright yelEY fr earlug Jan 12.indd 1 dedicated team contributing to the low reflective jackets. These conapproximately 28,000 volunteer cerned citizens have become hours spent delivering the Speed involved and have taken an acWatch program last year through- tive role in addressing speedout the province. This program is ing problems in their neighbourjust one part of ongoing work be- hoods by conducting these checks. “These volunteers care pasing carried out by the force to target speeding and help reduce speed-re- sionately about the safety of their lated crashes in B.C. communities. neighbourhoods,” said Ingrid Bra-

kop, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “They work tirelessly to help make Kamloops, roads safer for everyone. Their dedication is remarkable and truly appreciated. On behalf of all our customers and everyone at ICBC, thank you. You are truly making a difference.” As a driver, unsafe speed means more than exceeding the speed limit. It can include following too closely, failing to yield, and driving too fast for conditions (weather, time of day, traffic flow etc.) The faster you go, the longer it takes you to stop. At 110 kmh, it will take a vehicle more than the length of a football field to come to a complete stop. The faster you go, the harder you hit. Crashes involve intense forces as the energy of speed is released upon impact. Will you get a ticket or be prosecuted when the portable speed radar equipment captures your heavy foot and flashes your speed on reader boards? No. Unless the police are around the next corner. It does, however, raise one’s awareness. Lower speeds in your neighbourhood provides a safer environment for children, pedestrians and cyclists and may potentially reduce the number and severity of collisions, promoting a more community oriented area. Jody Tippett, Freelance

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MP Cathy McLeod to host Canada’s Minister of Labour

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo hosted the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, in Kamloops on April 17. Minister Raitt delivered remarks concerning Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012 at ROI Media Works Corp. Pictured here (L-R) is MP Cathy McLeod, Krishna Lakkineni, owner of ROI Media Works, Minister Lisa Raitt and Deb McLelland, Executive Director Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.

Spring is in the Air for Mom! Join the enchanting Okanagan Harp Orchestra on Saturday, May 12 for a sweet and lively Celtic celebration of spring. Six Lever Harps under the direction of Caroline Mackay will fill the air with songs of promise and love. The Old Courthouse, 7 West Seymour Street venue creates a glorious atmosphere with its huge stained glass windows and characteristic acoustic sound. May 12 will be the first time this Harp Orchestra has performed in Kamloops, and it’s the perfect opportunity to bring Mom out to hear half a dozen harps in one place! The Crimson Rich Trio provides arrangements with the Cello and Accordion, creating a rich, fluid tone that enhances the Harps’ sparkling melodies. The Trio is Caroline Mackay on Celtic Harp, Max DeBeeson on Cello and Rod Miller on Accordion. The audiences will hear Scottish and Manx airs, medieval and classical favourites, rhythmic Latin and New Orleans dances and several Canadian compositions especially for folk harp, including two by Sharlene Wallace and Sarah Macnabb. A recording artist in her own right and Harp Instructor at the Kamloops Symphony School, Caroline will sing several of the selections. Happy Mothers’ Day weekend! Admission is by Donation.

Bartram Tournament first major event in youth soccer season! If the name Mike Bartram rings a bell, it’s for good reason. Mike was a central figure in the growth of soccer in Kamloops and there are a number of sports events that take place every year that carry his name. Mike died at too young an age in the

year 2000 as a result of cancer. He was a remarkable man who dedicated the greater part of his life to the game he was passionate about––soccer! In 2001, Bartram was inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame! This coming weekend the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) will once again pay tribute to the pioneer by hosting the Mike Batram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament at McArthur Island. Some 90 boys and girls soccer teams in the U11 to U18 divisions will

City seeks public input at open house All residents are invited to share their thoughts on the development of a new Airshed Management Plan at an Open House on May 8 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Parkside Lounge at the Interior Savings Centre.The Open House provides an opportunity to consider Airshed strategies and actions developed through guidance from advisory and technical committees, as well as a public consultation process over the past several months that has included input from individuals and local organizations. Residents may drop in anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 pm to review and give feedback on specific items within the draft plan, or to pro-

vide input on the plan as a whole. City staff will be on hand to provide information on the process and to answer questions on strategies and actions related to transportation, planning and bylaws, industry and commercial activities, open burning and wood stoves, as well as initiatives that address public education and research around air quality. Comments generated from the public will be considered in the final plan, which is expected to be presented to City Council in July. If you are unable to attend the Open House and wish to provide feedback, please visit www.kamloops.ca or email ecoinfo@kamloops.ca.

be taking part in this annual event, which falls under the sponsorship of McDonald’s Restaurants. Games begin on Friday (May 4) and end on Monday (May 7th). Such is Bartram’s legacy and genes that his three daughters––Karen, Sadie and Haley–– and their children are all involved in the game at the youth level. “It is impossible to convey how influential Mike was on the development of the game here,” says KYSA Executive Director Keith Liddiard, who got to know Bartram well during his 20-year stint as Executive Director of the BC Soccer Association. “His contribution was huge!” “He did everything… played, coached, refereed and served on the executive at one time or another. He was also the KYSA’s registrar for a time. His involvement extended to youth and senior soccer as well as the university level. His enthusiasm and drive helped build the association into what it is today, with some 3800 kids now registered in our organization. I was thrilled when I arrived here three and a half years go to find that the board of the day chose to recognize Mike by naming the house league tournament in his honor.” Tournament details and schedules can be found on the KYSA web site at www.kysa.net.


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Yarn bombing in the loops! Guerilla Knitters Unite... Or Untie... Or Tie! Kamloops first Yarn Bombing event is soon to be seen downtown. Yarn bombing is, as described in the Wikipedia, “a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.” Says Caroline Dick, owner of Electrictree Yarns. “Yarn Bombing is a fun way to beautify the Downtown! It’s slightly clandestine, so it’s exciting too! The great thing about Yarn Bombing is the lack of rules, you can knit, crochet, macramé, in any shape or form!” Electrictree Yarns will be hosting the first annual Yarn Bombing The Loops event in conjunction with the KCBIA Spring Festival from May 10-12. The event will include fun and prizes! In order to have the greatest overall impact Caroline suggests

doing your Yarn Bombing on the evenings of May 7, 8, and 9 and all yarn bombing must be finished by May 10 to be eligible for a prize. Caroline suggests that you can yarn bomb trees, garbage cans, lamp posts, parking meters and other inanimate public objects. You can also yarn bomb patio fences, chairs, benchs, etc, but you must get permission from the business owners. When bombing public objects you must be careful to not cover any important parts or surfaces such as identifier numbers or lock boxes on parking meters, electrical outlets on lamp posts, locks on garbages, etc. For full details on the event stop in at Electrictree Yarns, 290 3rd Ave, or go to Caroline’s blog at http://www.electrictree. blogspot.ca.  You can also contact her by email at electrictreeyarns@gmail. com.

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On Friday the 13 somebody yarn bombed the parking meter in front of the Electrictree Yarn store!

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Fun was had by all at the Investors Group volunteer appreciation barbeque on April 18 until the wind picked up! Among the entertainment was hula hoop demos with Daryl Black, Sancho the Clown, Gord Stewart from Big Little Science Centre and musical entertainers. Pictured here (L-R) are Shelley Jones of Investors Group, Daryl Black and Danielle Seymour, also of Investors Group. Inset (L-R): Sancho the Clown and Arjun Singh.

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Independently owned and operated by Edge Publishing, the Downtown Echo is distributed weekly throughout downtown Kamloops. We focus on activities and events at the neighbourhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on our neighbourhood. The Downtown Echo is available free to you because we are advertising supported. Please support the local businesses that support this newspaper through their advertising - remember when you shop locally, the money you spend remains in our community. Disclaimer: The publisher will not be responsible for errors or omissions. Due care and attention is used in checking advertising copy for accuracy and legitimacy, but no warranty is implied or given by the publisher. The publisher reserve the right to refuse any advertising or editorial submissions which they believe to be inconsistent with the concept of this publication. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the contributors/writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the publisher.

Kamloopsians walk for fun to end M.S. The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest national fundraising program for the MS Society of Canada. The annual fundraiser takes place in over 160 communities across Canada. It’s a family-oriented event that combines fundraising with fun and community spirit. The Scotiabank MS Walk is unique in the world of spring fundraisers because there is always a wheelchair accessible route - an important consideration especially for individuals who have

multiple sclerosis. This year the Walk takes place on May 6 starting and ending at Interior Savings Centre. Walkers can choose to follow one, two, five or ten km routes. All routes take walkers into Riverside Park and the five and ten km routes continue along the scenic South Thompson River through Pioneer Park with a turnaround at

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the Kamloops Yacht Club. Two rest stops are available for the five and ten km routes. Back at the finish area, walkers can enjoy snacks, lunch and refreshments, music, family-friendly activities and great company! Wheelchairs, scooters or strollers are welcome! Last year nearly 400 participants raised over $65,000 for the MS Society, Kamloops and

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Area Chapter. For more information or to register for the event, people can visit mswalks. ca or call the Kamloops and Area Chapter 250314-0773. The money raised at this event is used locally to assist people living with MS and their families through programs and events in and around the Kamloops Area. Please visit mssociety. ca/kamloops or call 250314-0773 for more information.


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Get your Glo on!

Calendars are $20 at: Ruby Room, 265 Victoria Doctor Love, 463 Lansdowne

Next Home Bouts Apr. 21 & May 19!

Proceeds to Elizabeth Fry Society

(L-R) Beauty Code Boutique employees Tara Badyk, Janet Calhoun and co-owner Lisa Henson look forward to sharing their new product line Glo with you!

pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and are normally sold by physicians. The line promises products that nurture, protect and heal the skin while offering fabulous performance and color palettes. All of the products are free of talc, perfumes and chemical dyes, making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Talc is the number one ingredient in traditional makeup and is used as a filler/bulking agent. It is known to clog pores, which can lead to acne, exacerbate rosacea and other undesirable skin conditions. A make-up representative from Glo will be present from 12pm until 6pm and 30-minute appointment slots are available for

those eager to learn about the Glo·minerals line inside and out. A 30-minute session offering personalized application techniques and thorough explanations of each product is $25 and the fee is fully redeemable towards the purchase of products. In addition, the Beauty Code Boutique is offering 15 percent off of all in-store products and pre-paid services. The own qualified staff will be available to assist with questions regarding the over 30 different lines of product the shop carries and to discuss artistry skills. Call 250-851-2633 and get your Glo on! Jody Tippett, freelance

City and TRU announce marathon Planning for the 1st Annual Kamloops Marathon is now on track. This event, new to Kamloops, will include distances of 5 km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon and is open to all levels of runners. The 5 and 10 km races will take place starting and ending at the Tournament Capital Centre. Half marathon and full marathon runners will leave from McArthur Island. Route maps and registration information will be available in the next few weeks at

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www.kamloopsmarathon.com. The event will help support the TRU Athletics Cross Country Running Team, as well as attract high-level runners to the event, which has something for everyone. As the presenting sponsor, the City of Kamloops is pleased to see the event draw the attention of runners from all over BC, Alberta and the Northwestern United States, who may ultimately choose to make Kamloops their home, or will at least come back

to race in future years. This race will raise the profile of TRU as be-

ing a leader in athletics and promoting an active lifestyle.

Lecture at the Museum

Retired history professor Dr. Andrew Yarmie will be giving a special presentation at the Kamloops Museum and Archives on how women have influenced Kamloops’ history. The work of women caring for the community that began in the pioneer period continues to the present and remains an integral part of our community. The lecture focuses on the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Inland Hospital, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Red Cross Society, the Council of Women and the YWCA. The presentation is on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Kamloops Museum and Archives, 207 Seymour Street. Register by calling 250-828-3500 and quote course number 190989.

Calendars $20 at:

Ruby Room, 265 Victoria Doctor Love, 463 Lansdowne 100% proceeds go to Elizabeth Fry Society

Next home bout: May 19th

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Beauty Code Boutique is Kamloops one-stop-shop for all things beauty and offers a full range of spa services. On May 10 from 10am to 6pm they will host a Customer Appreciation event to celebrate a year in their new location at 222 Victoria Street. The team values the importance of educating their customers and attendees can look forward to the support of professionals, extensive product education and training through an in-house promotion to launch a new product line - Glo. Beauty Code is proud to be the first shop to offer Kamloops customers access to Glo products, an award winning cosmetic company that offers anti-oxidant driven therapeutic skincare products. As pioneers in creating new formulations and products dedicated to providing customers with what they call “revealing beauty”, they offer a full range of make-up, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and specialty treatment formulations based on research, science and integrity of ingredients. The make-up is uniquely formulated for skin care and beauty professionals and their clients and is recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and licensed skincare professionals worldwide. These mineral formulations use

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warning! This publication is not suitable, and not intended, for children and those with a weak sense of humour. If you meet these requirements, stop reading immediately and secure your parents permission. In fact stop and call your parents anyway. Thank them for bringing you into the world. Thank them for raising you. How long has it been since you told Mom you loved her? Too long, I bet. Go ahead, call her now.

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new & recycled fashion Fashionable clothing, footwear and accessories by: • Nine West • Dior • Guess • lululemon • bebe • Kenneth Cole • Juicy Couture • Coach • baby phat • D&G and more!

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These ads actually found their way into newspapers all over the world: Braille dictionary for sale. Must see to appreciate. For sale by owner: complete set of encyclopedia britannica. 45 Volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000.00 Or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last weekend. Wife knows everything. Help wanted, singer for rock band. Must be female or male. For sale, hope chest, brand new, half off, long story. Adult or mature teenager to baby-sit. One dollar an hour.

Lost: small brown poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

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For sale: a quilted high chair that can be made into a table, potty chair, rocking horse, refrigerator, spring coat, size 8 and fur collar.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Our sofa seats the whole mob and it’s made of 100% italian leather.

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Full sized mattress. 20 Year warranty. Like new. Slight urine smell.

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Strange Words There is no parlour in in parlous. (Parlous - dangerous, hazardous) Sweetmeats are sweets while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. When you are incommunicado: you are without the means to communicate. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger. Have you noticed that there is neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England. French fries do not originate in France. A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. There are no hogs in Hogmanay. Why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE

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PRATT’S COMPOUNDING PHARMACY Your files are intact. They will be transferred on April 30th to Pratt’s. Find Sheena and Janet, your trusted pharmacy professionals at Pratt’s Compounding Pharmacy located at 100-321 Nicola Street.

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Heritage Society to host St. Andrews 125th Anniversary tea ■■ Call For Artists! Downtown Spring Arts Festival on May 10 to 12 needs painters, chalk artists, mini muralists and window painters in the 100 to 300 blocks of Victoria St. FMI contact the KCBIA at info@ kcbia.com or call 250-372-3242. ■■ “PAIR a’ LLS” by Lynda Jones, smoke fired pottery and Lance Weisser, watercolours, until May 31 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. Open 10 to 5, Tues to Fri, 10 to 4, Sat. Free parking, no HST, handicap accessible. ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Every Friday between 12 to 1pm, the Art We Are hosts Lunchtime Live, an hour of entertainment provided by talented local artists. May 3: Tanya Lipscomb, May 4: Lost In The Woods, May 7: The Archers, May 8: Jay Aymar. All shows 8pm. ■■ Exhibition Food Bank until May 4 with closing reception 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Arnica Artist Run Centre in the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. Please bring a non-perishable food item. ■■ 125th Anniversary Tea of

St Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. on May 6 from 2 to 4pm. At the tea, pictures of weddings dating back to the turn of the century will be on display. FMI or tickets call Ruth at 250-851-6308. All proceeds go to the Kamloops Heritage Society, the group responsible for the care and upkeep of this building. ■■ Youth Party 
at the Kamloops Art Gallery on May 2 from 5 to 8pm for BC Youth Week filled with youth directed events to kick off our youth council: By Youth 4 Youth (BY4Y). ■■ Thunder Over Steel Choral Concert by Serious Options on May 6 at 2pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian, 1136 6th Ave. Tickets at the door. FMI 250-376-9028 or to confirm. ■■ Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting at Legion Branch 52, 425 Lansdowne St. on May 7 at 1pm. FMI contact Joan at 250-579-9220 ■■ Spring Plant Sale: TRU Friends of the Gardens annual plant sale, FOG’s major fund raiser, featuring a wide variety of annuals, perennials

biz quiz The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, proudly presents another awesome Downtown merchant.

SHOE STORE

– Kennell's Shoes Ltd. – ABOUT US: We are a family run shoe store that has been around for 64 years. We carry a wide variety of shoe styles in mens and womens casual and dress PICTURED ABOVE: Jessica and Stephen Kennell ADDRESS: 249 Victoria Street PHONE NUMBER: 250-374-1711

and grasses for your home garden, all raised in the TRU greenhouses – takes place May 5 at TRU House 10, Horticulture, far west end of TRU campus, 9am to 1pm. FMI call Kevin 250-828-5181. ■■ Flight Art Show and Sale from May 3 to 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. Opening night May 3 at 6:30pm. In honour of International Migratory Bird Day. ■■ The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been held over until May 12. Tickets available from Kamloops Live! Box Office: kamloopslive.ca or 250-374-5483. ■■ Featured artists Ron Hedrick, Jose Ventura, Peter Stuhlmann and Grant Leier at Hampton Gallery, 167 4th Ave. until May 15. Gallery hours are Mon. to Sat. 10am to 5pm. FMI 250-374-2400. ■■ The Way of the Shaman: Basic Workshop on May 26 and 27 at Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place. Core shamanism and the classic shamanic journey for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, healing, problem solving, and restoring spiritual power. Register at

wprpich@gmail.com or FMI www. shamanism.org. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meetings take place 4th Thurs. of each month (Sept to May) 7 to 9 pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Lawrna Myers from Vernon will speak about the BC Archives. FMI 250-579-2078. ■■ Rivershore Community Garage Sale on May 5 from 9am to 2pm, located 6km past the Lafarge Plant going east on Shuswap Rd, beside the South Thompson Inn. FMI call 250-434-9658. ■■ TRU Alumni Association Golf Tournament on May 11 at 12:30pm at Pineridge Golf Course. Register online at www.tru.ca/alumni or FMI 250-828-5264. ■■ Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch bursaries for Grade 12 students. Pick up applications at school or the Legion office, 425 Lansdowne St. Deadline is May 15. FMI contact Joan at 250-579-9220. ■■ Kamloops Garden Club meets at 7pm on the fourth Wed. of every month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. FMI call 250-573-3160.

MAY AT THE MUSEUM River City Guided Walking Tour $8 May 10 • 5:30-7pm

Mel Rothenberger Presents $8 May 24 • 6:30-7:30pm

9 years +, Course No. 189983

Adults, Course No. 191413

Mother’s Day Tea $2 May 12 • 1-2pm

Dinosaur Discovery $20 May 26 • 1-2:30pm

Ladies Only, Course No. 189842

7-9 year olds, Course No. 190573

May 12 • 2:30-3:30pm All welcome, Course No. 189843

Pro-D Day Camp $45 May 18 • 9am-4pm

Red Lights & Black Hearts Guided Walking Tour $10 May 31 • 6-7:30pm Adult tour, Course No. 189932

8-12 year olds, Course No. 189882

EVENTS BICENTENNIAL

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TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Love relationships will flourish. You may find your self in a romantic situation. You are best to stick to yourself this week. Family get-togethers will be interesting. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Communication will be your strong point and you should be able to persuade others to see things your way. You have made an accurate assessment of the situation and have come up with ideas that will save money. Make plans to meet again in the near future. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  You can receive recognition for the work you’ve done. You must be sure not to be frivolous, because as the saying goes, easy come, easy go. Concentrate on your job. You are best to avoid joint ventures, and whatever you do, don’t lend to friends or relatives. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Expect problems with settlements that you are trying to resolve. Residential moves should be considered carefully. Do something together and you’ll be surprised how sweet a deal you can make. Spend time with youngsters this week. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  It’s time to let loose. Pleasure trips will be most enjoyable and should lead to new and lasting friendships. Invite people home to discuss your plans for group fundraisers and outings. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Lighten up your serious attitude Limitations will set in if you haven’t followed the rules. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep. Look into alternatives that would suit both your needs. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Secret information will be eye opening. You may find yourself in a predicament with family members. Get involved in jobs that require creative input. You can win points with both peers and superiors. New romantic partners will evolve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  You will reap the benefits if you put money into upgrading your residence. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. You’re in the mood to party. Try to be fair in your dealings with acquaintances. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Resist any idle chatter. Although it does look promising, be careful not to overextend yourself or you will lose in the long run. Resistance leading to conflict will only make it twice as hard to turn the situation around. Someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes, and if you’re gullible, it may cost you. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Make residential changes that will lift your spirits. Keep a lookout for any individuals eager to confront you with unsavory situations. Resistance leading to conflict will only make it twice as hard to turn the situation around. Don’t let your mate force you into making a decision that you aren’t ready to make. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  You should get into some of those creative hobbies that you always said you wanted to do. Your partner could also use some time alone with you. You can stabilize your situation if you CML 1.8 april 5.indd 1 compromise. Be honest with yourself before getting involved with someone who is likely to lead you on. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Losses are likely if you get involved with uncertain individuals. Stubborn about making changes around your home. You might be overly emotional concerning situations at work. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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Spring arts festival celebrating

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Live Madness Music, Art &Dance in the centre of the city

Thursday, May 10 artist demos chalk and window art planter painting party With communities in Bloom team, 100 block Victoria st.

Friday, May 11

mini murals art comes to life before your eyes! artist demos chalk and window art

Saturday, May 12 Kamloops arts council presents

art on the street artist & artisans’ sale & show • Live demonstrations

community band festival three bands from across Bc live on stage

mascot mania parade with Uncle Chris the Clown 12:30 pm, launching on the 300 block victoria street stage

pedestrian promenade 10am - 4pm, 300 block victoria

mother’s day tea 10am - 4 at Kamloops museum

children’s activities & entertainment live art demo

All three days paint the town

spring themed works of art on windows, walls and sidewalks

artist demos

10am - 5pm, old courthouse cultural centre

pop-up art gallery 156 Victoria street

music on the streets

10am - 4pm, local musicians play in the 200 to 400 block

clowning around 11am - 1pm

downtown artwalk on now!

10am - 4pm, courthouse gallery

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Downtown Echo, May 3, 2012