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Challenge to reduce your transportation footprint We spend a lot of time here in the city of Kamloops talking about what we should do; ride our bikes, take transit, recycle, compost, buy local, eat local, use less water. The keywords here are should and do. We all know we should do these things to help make our city and the planet a little less messy. But the big question remains, do we do them? Sure, we do have some keen citizens who make an honest effort to live a green lifestyle but sadly many of us know that we should do this stuff but simply can’t seem to get on the bus to a much healthier more sustainable lifestyle. No need to worry if you haven’t become as green as you want to because there is a Great Green Transportation Tune-Up on the near horizon that is going to help you learn how to travel smarter and live healthier. During the last week of September, the local community group Kamloops 350 is partnering with the City of Kamloops and others to bring you The Great Green Transportation Tune-Up: a whole series of fun events with a focus on sustainable transportation. “The Tune-Up is a week of activities that will give Kamloops residents lots of ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from transportation,” explains Gisela Ruckert. “By promoting vehicle efficiency, removing barriers to transit use, and providing fun ways for citizens to test-drive alternate modes, the TuneUp will increase overall awareness of the issues and facilitate an eventual transition to a more sustainable transportation future. Greenhouse gas emissions need to come down around the world. Kamloops 350 believes it’s time to “think globally, act locally.” The Great Green Transportation Tune-Up

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Participants in the Bike, Bus or Boogie Challenge check out their competition for their event. Each of them will complete a set of tasks using different transportation (bicycle, running, bus, private vehicle etc) and will receive scores based on a combination of time needed and carbon emissions produced. The Challenge, which will take place on October 1, is a demonstration event (registration is closed) and will be followed by a panel discussion at St. Andrews on the Square. It’s one part of The Great Green Transportation Tune-Up, happening September 26 to October 1. (L-R) Heather Stefanek, Bruno Mazzotta, Donovan Cavers, Bill Hunter, Rebecca Farad.

will be a week of fun that will help residents become more familiar with their transportation options. Join in a scavenger hunt with a twist! Participants use transit to get around town and pick up various clues. Participating businesses will be pit stops, where clues to the next desti-

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Celebrate World Rivers Day

On September 25, the City of Kamloops is hosting the third annual World Rivers Day at Riverside Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. World Rivers Day is a day to celebrate our rivers by increasing awareness of water related issues and promoting core values associated with sustainability, conservation and river stewardship. This event will help bring a greater awareness to the rivers that we use for drinking water, industry, agriculture, residential uses and recreation. As well, it will increase awareness with historical and cultural issues. The event and includes: a Shoreline Cleanup, family friendly

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entertainment at the band shell, guest speakers, educational booths and presentations, children’s activities and crafts, and a Family Fun Run. Sign up for a 3km or 5 km walk or a run along our scenic Rivers Trail beginning at 10:00 a.m. The first 50 registrants receive a free water bottle and after the run, enjoy the World Rivers Day festivities and participate in the Shoreline Cleanup. You can sign up at for the family fun run at www.kamloops.ca/ environment/worldriversday.shtml. Register for the Shoreline Cleanup at www.shorelinecleanup.ca.

Women reclaim the night

Women will be rallying and marching to demand an end to violence against women at the annual Take Back the Night march on Friday, September 23. This year the speeches, rally and march will begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Grind at 5th & Victoria Street, and the march will end at the the Smorgasbord Deli at 7th & Victoria Street. The Take Back the Night march began in San Francisco in 1979 as a response to male violence against women and children. It is a very important global event in communities around the world and has become a symbol of women’s

efforts and right to reclaim the night, their homes and the streets as safe places for everyone. It is an annual, visible display that women will not be silenced, will not be terrorized, and will not be made invisible. This year’s Take Back the Night march in Kamloops continues its emphasis on safety rights for all women, including those who are most marginalized due to poverty, street or drug involvement or being homeless. At the opening rally, diverse group of Kamloops citizens will be speaking on the safety rights for all women includ-

Outside his Continental Barbershop, John De Cicco recently announced his candidacy for the November 19 municipal election. John is going up for election for his fifth term as a Kamloops city councilor, having sat on council since 1999.

ing representation from non-profit organizations working to assist victims. This year’s event is organized and hosted by Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre (KSACC), Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, Smorgasbord Deli, and the Grind. All are welcome, and the event is wheelchair accessible. Men are invited to participate in

all of the night’s events except the march itself because the march is a symbol of women’s ability to walk (safely and “unescorted”) on our streets after dark. During the march, the organizers appreciate men lining the route to show support or helping with daycare and refreshments. For more information, contact KSACC at 250-372-0179.

Kamloops in running for business friendly award The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation has announced Kamloops as one of ten finalists for the “BC’s Most Small Business Friendly Community” awards. Finalists were chosen for demonstrating leadership in supporting small business success and attracting new small business investment to their community. The City of Kamloops and Venture Kamloops prepared the award submission based on efforts to be business friendly through targeted business attraction, start-up and retention programs, regulatory improvements, customer service orientations and a commitment to strategic economic plans. The submission noted significant process and online service improvements including the new MyCity online tracking platform. This new service enables business to monitor

the progress of regulatory applications both at the City and other levels of government. Other key elements in the submission included process improvements

to support the development industry, reduced zoning by-laws and program descriptions for the many business services provided by Venture Kamloops.

Award winners will be announced on September 28 during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Annual General Meeting.

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– continued from page 1 ties throughout the week like the Transit Treasure Hunt will get you into the green spirit. There will also be tire pressure blitzes at parking lots around town, funny documentaries, and a panel discussion on the future of transportation. “We want to let everyone know that the website is open for registration,” says Gisela. “Register for the Transit Treasure Hunt or pledge online and we will make sure you get your package and free bus pass.” After a whole week’s worth of activity, the fun will continue all

day Saturday, October 1 at a giant event at St. Andrew’s on the Square at 159 Seymour St. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. join the organizers and other newly enlightened folks from around town. There will be a Cool Wheels Show, Imagination Station and Bike, Bus or Boogie Challenge amongst other things. “Come see the coolest ways to move,” continues Gisela. “Hybrid and electric vehicles as well as scooters, e-bikes and even Segways will be there for you to check out. A special highlight will be the über-cool solar-powered car from UBC!”

Going green, even in just little ways can help beyond your imagination. Spend a little time during the Great Green Transportation Tune-Up week thinking about the small ways that you can change your lifestyle to help better the planet. Take you kids or yourself on a bus ride scavenger hunt, come out and see some new green vehicles, take a green pledge. Whatever you do, even a minute could make a big difference. More information, registration and a whole schedule of events can be found at http://www. kamloops350.com/. Happy travels! Tanya Orozco, freelance


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Prevost in running for city council

Brenda Prevost, executive director of the Centre For Seniors Information announced her candidacy for city council. As a 20-year resident of Kamloops and active leader in the local community, Brenda Prevost says she’s “ready to take the next step.” Following her careers in private business and health care, Brenda has been involved with a number of not for profit boards and organizations both locally and provincially. She was instrumental in the development

and growth of the Centre for Seniors Information in Kamloops that in 2008 launched a million dollar program to help seniors with nonmedical services plus employ and retrain forestry workers whose EI benefits had ended. Brenda believes the future for Kamloops has never been brighter and is excited about the opportunity to participate in developing our city into a community that cares for all of its citizens. To contact Brenda you can call her at 250-371-0234.

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Lee Kenny led a bike tour last Saturday taking a close look at the Rivers Trail, explaining how it works and how it can be improved. The bike tour is part of the Kamloops Bicycle Summit being presented by Arnica Artist Run Centre. Upcoming bike rides include Women on Wheels, Critical Mass, Great Green Event, Fall Gardens, Public Art and a Halloween Graveyard tour. In addition to bike rides, Arnica has bike related artwork, a film festival and vintage posters of the Tour De France on display at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. More information about the Summit can be found on Arnica’s website www.arnica.ca under the events tab.

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With your help we can stop City Council from spending $8M on a parkade in Riverside Park. If 10% of the Kamloops voters sign the City’s counter petition then the parkade cannot proceed. You can sign a petition at the following locations: Farmers’ Markets • Acadia Inn • Art We Are • City Hall • Cost Savers Thrift Store • Desert Gardens • Spice-Taste of India • Fun Stuff • Gold’s Gym • Grind Coffee House • Instinct Adornment • McArthur Park Golf Course • Mt. Paul Golf Course • New Copy and Design • Pine Ridge Golf Course • Smorgasbord Deli • Centre for Senior Information • Healthylife Nutrition • More to come!

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Did you know that Kamloops was the tomato growing and canning hub of the Interior of British Columbia in the 1930’s to 1940’s? The TRU Friends of the Garden wanted to bring attention back to some of our heritage, and so the first ever annual Tomato Festival was born and was held on September 17 at the downtown Farmer’s Market. The TRU Friends of the Garden were keen to generate interest in the growing of tomatoes to stimulate an enthusiasm for gardening, growing our own food, and purchasing produce from local growers. Pictured here are (L-R) Dianna Chalmers, Ray Nyuli and Ferne Dalton. Ray looks on as Dianna and Ferne welcome tomato-appreciating or vegetable-curious visitors.

Santa Claus parade theme announced The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) wants to say thank you to all of you who have shown interest in this year’s parade and for the numerous individuals who have already taken the time to sign up. Your enthusiasm is what is going to make this parade an unforgettable one. The KCBIA has settled on the theme of ‘Celebrating Kamloops’ for the 2011 Santa Claus Parade for many reasons. One is that we are famously known as the Tournament Capital of Canada, another is the fact that we’re the Best Blooming Community and, quite simply, we are Celebrating Kamloops for the lifestyle that it offers its residents. This year’s theme acts as an appropriate precursor for next year’s parade, which will be themed appropriately around the bicentennial celebration, marking

the occasion of the Overlanders settling in Kamloops 200 years ago. For those who have already signed up for the 2011 Santa Claus Parade, look to this theme for inspiration when decorating your float or entry.

For those of you who still need to become a part of the fun, go to the KCBIA website at www.kcbia.com and take the few minutes to fill out the parade sign-up sheet. If you have any questions, please call the KCBIA at 250-372-3242.

Questions for City Council To the editor: At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting I asked two questions. Here they are and the answers. Both are not exact quotes. I was too shocked to remember exactly what was said. Question #1: Will you take my suggestions to make it clear to the general public where one can find the “Counter Petition” on the city website? It’s for people to sign who do not want a parkade in Riverside Park. A lot of citizens phoned me to say they gave up in frustration. Answer: What we have

is how it will stay. Question #2: Will council direct administration to clarify for Kamloops city staff their right to sign ANY petition? Many people I spoke to feel they are (a) not allowed to sign because they work for the city and (b) Many people are scared to sign a petition for fear of reprisal from their city employer. Answer: We are not changing anything. Here’s hoping people can remember this when it comes time to vote this November. Christina Mader, Kamloops


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Gaming arrives in a big way

This weekend, September 24 and 25, Kamloops will be host to the second annual British Columbia Interior Game Convention (BIGCON) taking place at St. Ann’s Academy. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and Region. Vendors will be showcasing a wide variety of games and gaming paraphernalia. Activities at BIGCON will include demonstrations of the ‘family game of the year’ Qwirkle, board game tournaments including Settlers of Catan

and Ticket to Ride, Magic the Gathering Innistrad pre-release and open dueling events, an Outland Arts adventure role-playing game, WarHammer and WarMachine miniature gaming tournaments, a costume and cosplay skit contest, and anime viewing room. More information about BIGCON and its events can be found on the website www.bigcon.ca. Register at the door or pre-register and receive free gifts. Registration forms can be picked up at All A-Board Games at 334 Seymour St. or High Octane Comics at 250 3rd Ave.

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please contact Lisa at Harper by emailing info@harpermountain. com or calling 250-828-0608. This was a fun event last year and we want to build on that to support our local riding scene so we hope to see you there!

Celebrate 30 years of Blazers

The Blazers are celebrating 30 years of junior hockey in Kamloops this season. Leading up to the 2011-12 regular season, the team website recapped every season of WHL hockey in Kamloops. To take a look at the recaps of seasons past, visit www.blazerhockey.com/page/history.

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A unique street theatre storytelling act enchanted the audience at this past weekend’s Children’s Arts Festival. Inspired by the traditional Japanese travelling show called Kamishibai (literally paper theatre), the Tales are told by a comic narrator, using beautifully illustrated picture cards displayed in a magnificent miniature wooden stage attached to the back of a vintage bicycle. The Kamloops Arts Council, for the 12th year in a row, facilitated a fabulous day of free, family fun intended to foster the development and creativity among the young people, which included creative workshops such as mask-making, clayworks, theatre games, rhythm drumming, belly dancing and watercolour painting, as well as child-oriented performances by music, dance and theatre groups. To learn more about the event or the Kamloops Arts Council check out their website at www.kamloopsarts.ca. Pictured here are Grant and Tahlia Reilly shared a bonding moment at the maskmaking tent.


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n Call for Entry- Christmas at the Courthouse : The Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour Street, calls for entries to the 5th annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft juried art show & sale Nov 26 & 27. Applications can be picked up at the old Courthouse Gallery or visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca. n Heather Clark’s new CD “Above Water” is out and available on iTunes. Heather is a local singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, painter and writer, as well as the new owner of Rainbow School of Dance! n Bill Meekel of Underwater Archaeological Society of BC presentation on recent research into the maritime transportation history of BC’s Interior. Sept. 22, 6:30-7:30pm at Kamloops Museum. To register, call 250-828-3576. n Elk’s Building Open House at 409 Seymour St. on Sept. 23, 24 & 25. Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 10-4pm & Sun. 10-4pm. Featuring Ana Banana Cakes and More, Kathleen Raven’s Underground Pottery studio, and Pilates Tree. n So You Think You Are Funny? Auditions for anyone who wants to try stand-up comedy are on Oct. 7, with comedy night on Oct. 22 at the Playhouse Theatre. Deadline to register for audition is Sept 23 - phone Sharon at 250-5542388 or send email to huuha@shaw.ca. n The Tickled Pink team is having a Run for the Cure fundraiser on Sept. 23 at 6:30pm at Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine Restaurant at 165 Victoria St. For tickets contact Marie Jackson at 250-377-6500 or marie.jackson@ interiorhealth.ca. n Free Makeup Day at Beauty Code Boutique at 222 Victoria Street on Sept. 24, 10am to 5pm. All makeup appointments by donation with proceeds to Pink Ribbon Charity Ball. Call 250-851-2633 to book an appt. n AIDS Walk for Life and Silent Auction - ASK Wellness Centre will be holding the auction on Sept 24 during the Walk with all proceeds staying within the community. The walk

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Your Horoscope

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself and you won’t get dragged into an unsavory debate. You will get bored quickly, so make sure that you have scheduled enough activity to hold your interest. You can make adjustments in your domestic scene this week. Turn things around, make sure that they do their share. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Interaction with colleagues will only be upsetting. Your personal life is going through a state of confusion. Start planning that vacation. Relatives may play a role in your personal life. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Positive changes regarding your personal status are evident. Look into ways that you can make extra cash. Don’t rely on others to handle the workload. Unexpected bills will be impossible for you to pay. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Plan your day thoughtfully, but try not to rely on others. Think about your priorities. Make sure that you have all the pertinent facts before taking action. Love can be heightened if you sit down and discuss your future plans. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  It might be best to spend time fixing up your premises and making changes that will be appreciated. Romance could develop through social activities or short trips. Finish those changes you’ve been talking about making to your residence. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  They will jump at the chance to do something without you if it sounds like more fun. Your ability to charm others will put you in the limelight at social functions. Don’t give in too quickly. Your self confidence will attract members of the opposite sex. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) You should visit a friend or relative who hasn’t been feeling up to par. Be sure to double-check the house on your way out. Don’t divulge secret information. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) Real estate investments could be to your advantage. You won’t have to look for the action. You will meet some interesting people if you at tend promotional functions. Property investments, insurance, taxes, or inheritance should bring you financial gains. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) You will not be pleased with family members who try to put demands on you when you just don’t have the time. Disruptions may set you back, but you’re strong, and in the end the choices you make will be favorable. Don’t count on your friends to be loyal when it comes to doing things. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You must steer clear of overindulgent individuals. Your ideas will be well received. Problems with female members of your family may play on your emotions. Take time to catch up on overdue correspondence. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Think hard before going into business with friends or family. Pleasure trips will be most enjoyable if you take them with that special person in your life. If you can work at home, do so. You must use discretion when it comes to lending money or donating. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Spending too much time talking to friends or relatives could easily turn into a debate that could lead to estrangement. Romantic opportunities will flourish through travel or communication. You may find it difficult to discuss personal matters with family members. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com TRE

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