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Local honey farmer teaching beekeeping The honeybee is such a small creature. It spends its short lifespan working its days away, doing the job it was born to do. Sometimes associated with those nasty wasps, yellow jackets or hornets, the honeybee gets a bad rap. That bad rap couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth of the matter is that the honeybee is a major part of our food chain. They pollinate our flowers, make our vegetables and berries grow and give us that glorious thing called honey. Local beekeeper Ian Farber is one of the honeybee’s biggest fans. Ian, who started beekeeping as a hobby in 1975, is now a full-scale local honey farmer and spends his free time teaching beekeeping courses and setting up field days for other local beekeepers, students and people who are interested in starting a hive or two. “I started in 1975 with two bee hives,” explains Ian. “I now have about 30, located mostly in Westsyde and throughout the city. My honey is sold through Cooper’s and as a side note, Cooper’s is one of the only large grocery stores that support local business.” There are many reasons to want to encourage local bee-




Ian Farber smiles fearlessly as he tends to his honeybee population. Honeybees are reputed to only sting if provoked!



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keeping, with the first one being of course the honey. Not only is it delicious, it is also thought to help your sneezes. “It’s commonly thought that eating local honey will help with your allergies,” continues Ian. “That is because local bees collect local pollens. They are very hairy and when they are out collecting nectar they get covered in flower pollen. The pollen gets into the honey in minute quantities and when you eat local honey you are getting those quantities. Your body gets used to it and builds up antibodies to it.” Another reason for encouraging beekeeping is pollination. Bees are expert pollinators. They fly from flower to flower, tree to tree, helping your gardens grow. Gardens and trees with bees nearby can produce at least twice as much fruit as those without. “Bees are a very important part of the food chain,” Ian explains. “One third of everything we eat has been pollinated by a honeybee. There is a huge market for renting beehives. They pay beekeepers to bring colonies into pollinate their raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and cranberry fields. It can double or triple – continued on page 2 449 Tranquille Road 250-376-0058 229 Victoria Street 250-372-3565 Royal Inland Hospital (Front Entrance) FoRmERly Cowboy CoFFEE

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stay on shore, please The City of Kamloops is warning residents to stay out of the river as the water is flowing much faster than it looks from the shore. Over the past few days the river has begun to level out and has reached a height of 343 metres. With the rise in water levels the City has been working on filling catch basins, testing portable pumps and inspecting dykes. According to the River Forecast Centre, the cool April and May led to a delay in the onset of snow melt by three to four weeks. Due to this, there is still a significant amount of water left to drain into the rivers and the weather over the next couple of weeks will determine how fast the water will come. The City posts the river levels taken from the Overlander Bridge on its website. Residents can view the chart online at

a flood of information It’s spring runoff time, and Interior Health would like the public to know that they have a number of resources available on their website about flooding and potential health issues including: a community flood preparedness kit, info on food safety after a power outage, drinking water safety info, and what to do after a flood (includes tips on clean up, sewage disposal, mould and air quality as well as other health and safety issues). You can read all about by going to the Interior Health’s website at and enter the word “flooding” in the search bar at the top right.

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Renaissance announces local Seniors Star Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT, Kamloops Renaissance is excited to announce Doug Rutledge as their regional Senior Star, Carl McLaughlin as the first runner up and Sheri Lenchewski as the third place contestant. Senior Star is Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. Now in its fifth year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone 65 years and over and a Canadian resident. The local audition took place on June 15th, 2011 in Kamloops. During the regional competitions, contestant were given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance was videotaped. The competition outcome was decided by a panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives. The winners were presented with a Senior Star trophy and

the top two winners advance for consideration for Chartwell’s Senior Star National Final. Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada will be considered by a celebrity panel of judges including Dan

Clancy, Tim Louis and Gordie Tapp who will narrow the list to 10 competitors. Those individuals will be invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final, held on November 21st, 2011 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Senior Star winners (L-R): Doug Rutledge - 1st place, Sheri Lenchewski - 3rd place and Carl McLaughlin - 2nd place.

Hillside Centre celebrates five years

On June 13 staff and physicians gathered at Hillside Centre to celebrate the tertiary mental health facility’s five-year anniversary. Hillside Centre is a 47-bed facility located on the Royal Inland Hospital campus. It provides services to adults and elderly individuals with acute illness or significant behavioral challenges, who cannot be cared for in the psychiatric system in

their own area. Programs focus on diagnosis, stabilization, and rehabilitation strategies to promote reintegration into the individuals’ community so they can return home. Hillside’s three main areas of service are: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; and Neuropsychiatry. “The team at Hillside Centre has played a key role in establishing procedures and practice

that have gone a long way in addressing the social stigmas and the medical challenges that these patients face while in our system of care and as they reintegrate into community life. We are extremely proud of the work done to date, and look forward to continuing to build on this success,” says Maureen MacKinlay, director, Acute and Rehabilitation Tertiary Mental Health Services, Interior Health.

Honeybees important to food chain – continued from page 1 their crop. There is a shortage of honeybees at the coast.” That shortage of honeybees is the next reason we should be encouraging beekeeping. “In 1987 a parasitic mite was introduced accidentally to Canada through the United States from Asia. It was spread from bee to bee contact. If a beekeeper is not diligent, this mite will kill off the hive in two to three years. Before bees would live in hollow logs,

trees, all over the place. Now when bees swarm and slit into different hives, the feral bees will eventually die. Most bees in Canada live in beehives raised by beekeepers. After they swarm and spit apart they only last a short time without being cared for. Vancouver is very progressive and has been encouraging beekeepers to establish one or two beehives every kilometer.” Here in Kamloops there are hives tended to by beekeepers all over the place. You would never

know it, as bees really don’t try to bug anyone. The biggest danger you face with a beehive is a visit from a hungry bear. Ian himself has had over 27 students who have come to him to learn the art of bee keeping and if interest keeps up we may be able to increase our bee population here in town. Expert beekeeper Ian Farber runs Westsyde Apiaries and welcomes you to contact him there at 250-852-2899 him if you have any questions. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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24 moms with personal ties to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) wore their wedding dresses for two weeks in June to raise money and increase awareness about the disease in their Brides Gone Wild initiative. They were wearing their gowns around town to spark conversations about diabetes. It was their final push to gain pledges before presenting their collections to JDRF on June 12 at the 4."--#64*/&44Â…$03103"5&Â…4&-'&.1-0:&% annual Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes held in 1&340/"-Â…536$,&34 McDonald Park. Our photographer caught Kareen Tyson biking in her nuptial finery.

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This years Seniors Expo filled Northills Centre to the brim with many exhibits, entertainment and informational booths. The melodic voice of Jim Dorman (below) could be heard throughout the mall as he called forthe Square Dancers.

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A pair of visiting dancers, Lexie and Allen Ebl came all the way from Salmon Arm for the event. Athletes (L-R) Wilf Schneider and Liz Karpluk manned the Seniors Games table and both are excited to be returning to this year’s Games in the Floor Curling competition. In 2009 they were gold medalists in the Track and Field event.

Lawn bowlers ready for a summer of fun Many visitors attended the McArthur Park Lawn Bowling info table at the recent Seniors Expo, which resulted in many trying the mini-green bowling and now we’re looking forward to their visit to our green on McArthur Island beside the NorBroc Stadium. We call this a “sport for life” since any age can join and can continue into their 80’s or even 90’s. It is a body-friendly sport and very economical (works out to about 50 to 75 cents per game). We are a fun group of bowlers who

meet Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at McArthur Park at 6:30 p.m. to lawn bowl. Thursday night is bowling for the visually impaired. It is an easy sport to learn but takes a lifetime to perfect. We like to call it “curling on grass” (without the sweeping or cold feet). The only equipment required, for the first year, is shoes with a flat sole as our greens are shallow rooted (similar to golf putting greens). We do not require the wearing of “whites” for club bowling and opt for casual dress.

Teams are formed from participants who arrive to bowl each night allowing for attendance on your schedule. For the first year you use club bowls (not called balls) until your have established what size bowl gives the best result. Price for bowling is $75.00 per season and we bowl from May to Oct. Lessons are available on the nights we bowl or by calling Kay Miller at 250-376-0917 or Maureen Hickey 250-579-8259. Kay Miller, Kamloops.

Trade reps impressed by our businesses Venture Kamloops, in partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, hosted an incredibly successful forum with nine international Trade and Investment Representatives (TIRs) recently. The forum at the Interior Savings Centre was a first for Kamloops, with over 65 companies and community stakeholders in attendance wanting to learn more about how to increase their overseas market. The afternoon session, which served as an international trade

mission without leaving Kamloops, had an impressive 12 companies and community stakeholders participated in over 58 one-on-one meetings with the trade representatives. The representatives outlined their overseas services for B.C. businesses, offer advice on building networks in foreign markets, made key strategic connections with the local business community and became better educated on Kamloops and its investment opportunities.

The TIRs represent markets in West Coast USA, Japan, Korea, North, South & East China, India and Europe and their experience spans all industry sectors including forestry, minerals, tourism, high tech, clean tech and international education. If there are any export-ready Kamloops companies that were not able to attend the event but would still like to share their product information with the TIR’s contact Venture Kamloops at (250) 828-6818.

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Good-bye Mr. Mike’s, hello Stout House

For the past 40 years Mr. Mike’s has been a North Shore staple. Many of us remember going there as kids, recall bringing our own children there and enjoying many a meal at the popular steak and salad bar restaurant. “The Miller family operated Mr. Mike’s with the entire family and it proved very successful,� explains Wendell Stoughton, who is the owner of the new Stout House in the old Mr. Mike’s location. “Doug Miller after 42 years, decided to hang up his spatula and retire. The Stoughton family purchased the restaurant formerly known as Mr. Mike’s and gave the restaurant a new name, new look but kept the popular menu items.� Upon your first visit to the Stout House you will hardly recognize the old Mr. Mike’s. Aside from some of the great dishes, prominent salad bar and actual physical location, the restaurant has been upgraded, renovated and is sporting a brand new look. From new seating to beautiful brickwork, the restaurant glows. There is even a working model train, which runs up above you on suspended tracks which children of all ages love. “The Mr. Mike’s comfort foods still remain, with a Stout House twist,� continues Wendell. “Our family has lived in Kamloops for as long as the Millers owned Mr. Mike’s. We intend on keeping the tradition that the Millers started with the Stout House Salad Bar and Grill. We welcome you to come on in and enjoy the Stout House experience.� With the official grand opening behind them, the Stout House is open and welcomes you to come and try a new and fresh experience. They have a fully loaded salad bar complete with soups and desserts, homemade in-house burgers, steaks, wraps, sandwiches and more. They even have a smaller portion menu for those of us who don’t like big meals. Keeping in tune with the name, the Stout House also offers a selection of beers and wine to round out your dining experience. So stop by the Stout House today, meet the Stoughton family and have the same great burgers in a new and uplifting environment. The Stout House is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to ask them about their take-out salad bar and feature soups. The Stout House is located at 23-750 Fortune Drive in the old Mr. Mike’s location. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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Well, it’s almost that time of year again for the Kamloops Highland Games. They’ll be held Saturday, July 9 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Albert McGowan Park, with piping and drumming, highland dancing, heavy games, beer gardens & food vendors. The games are a fundraiser for the Kamloops St. Andrews Caledonian Society as well as the Kamloops Highland Games Society, both non-profit organizations. For more information please call Jim at 250-318-8353.

Support Francophone raffle Association Francophone de Kamloops-French Immersion Daycare and Preschool located on Fortune Drive is inviting the Kamloops community to take advantage of the opportunity to win amazing prizes while supporting education and health care for local children. The Association Francophone de KamloopsFrench Immersion Daycare and Preschool is Kamloops’ only Early Childhood Education

Centre providing an introduction to French language and culture. Funds raised through the raffle will help buy needed toys and resources for their daycare and preschool, with 50 per cent of the funds raised going to the pediatric ward at Royal Inland Hospital. Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased in person at 348 Fortune Drive or by calling 250-376-8660. Draw will be held August 11 at 7:00 pm.

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Summer is here and just like you, dogs want to go outside and play in the great outdoors. Here’s The Echo is delivered free for the enjoyment of a list of dog-friendly parks on the businesses and their customers. If you’d like to North Shore. take a copy home, please pick one up at: On Leash - Dogs Under Fraternal order of eagles Control: Batchelor Park - not +PJOUIFMFBHVFBTBSFGFSFF  So espresso & Bistro • Caffe Motivo playground, Brocklehurst Park, Centre for Seniors Information PSBOPOTLBUJOHPGGJDJBM Crestline Park - between gardens north Shore Community Centre and ball field, McDonald Park, 7PMVOUFFSTBSFBMTPOFFEFE Overlander Park, Parkcrest Park, All proceeds are donated to charity!  XXXUDEEDB West Pines Park. 6/20/11Leash 4:37:32 PM Off - Dogs Under tournamentcityderbydolls

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Running to send deserving kids to summer camp The Running Room is pleased to announce the company, which has recently opened a store in Kamloops, will work with members of the Kamloops Fire Rescue to host the School’s Out For Summer run/walk on June 29 to help send kids to camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops and the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA. “As Canada Day approach-

es we believe it is fitting to pay tribute to a group that are particularly important to Canadians in this part of our great nation – the brave men and women of the Kamloops Fire Rescue who put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens,� said Running Room founder John Stanton. Stanton will lead School’s Out For Summer run/walk on


Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the new Running Room in Columbia Place Shopping Centre at 300-1210 Summit Drive in Kamloops. Choose to walk or run 2.5 or 5 kilometres. Participants get a Running Room medal and a Canadian hand flag. A free picnic will follow. Register online at www. or

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Take note of these practical safety tips for women Athena Smith, Crime Prevention Coordinator at the City of Kamloops sent along these practical tips from one of the female police officers at the local RCMP detachment. There are three reasons women are easy targets for random acts of violence. Lack of Awareness - You must know where you are and what’s going on around you. Body Language - Keep your head up, stand up straight, swing your arms and give off an air of confidence. You are considered less of a target when you appear mentally and physically strong. Wrong Place, Wrong Time – don’t walk alone in desolate parks, alleys or roadways, or drive in what you consider to be questionable neighborhoods at night. The key for women’s safety is: have a plan, practice your plan, and be prepared to act quickly. When walking or running, tell someone

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HOSPITAL NEEDS PARKING SOLUTION After seven trips with her husband to the Royal Inland Hospital emergency ward and struggling with parking each and every time, Rose Bourdin (pictured at right) thought it was time to do something about it. Together with her friend Irene Jones they put together a petition and manned a table at the recent Seniors Expo. After only a few hours the pair had garnered 10 pages of signatures, over 350 in all! The petition pleads with Interior Health to please do something about the lack of parking at the hospital. If you would like more information, want to help or put your name on this petition call Rose at 250-554-1797.

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Here is the low down on the mailed-out Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) referendum packages in light of the postal strike. Elections BC is administering the HST Referendum from June 13 to July 22, 2011. The vote will be conducted by mail-in ballot and as there is no option to vote on the internet. Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James has issued the following statement re the HST Referendum and Canada Post: “Canada Post has informed Elections BC that postal employees have been locked out as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

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Theatre triple nominated Western Canada Theatre’s (WTC) March 31 to April 9 production of Mambo Italiano by Steve Galluccio (co-produced by The Firehall Arts Centre) has been nominated for three Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. WCT regular Susan Bertoia was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre. Gina

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Chiarelli was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre. Kamloops resident, owner of Pandora’s Costume Box, and designer of numerous WCT shows, Marian Truscott, was nominated for Outstanding Costume Design, Small Theatre.

The Moose Lodge 1552 recently elected their Board of Officers for the 2011-2012 term. They are pictured here (L-R): Back row: Buckley Lord (treasurer), Jack Buchanan (administrator), Randy Klassen (1-year trustee), Paul Spicer (3-year trustee), Ernie Smith (Sergeant at arms) Front row: Mike Hammer (past governor), Wayne Harper (governor), Harvey Boorse (governor), Terry Sismey (prelate), Blaine Eye (2-year trustee).








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n The Remaining Light - free show starts at 8pm with #1 Elvis screening with panel discussion impersonator in North America. of documentary film about the Must purchase tickets in advance. state of seniors care in B.C. Call 250-554-1345. produced by Canadian Centre n Kamloops Idol - BC Living for Policy Alternatives and the Arts is hosting a singing comHospital Employees’ Union. petition on July 1. To register June 22, 7pm at the Coast for an audition on June 25 and Canadian Inn, 339 St. Paul St. 27, email For more info contact Kerry at or call 250-571-5151. For more info visit n Calling all musicians - n Community Buffet Dinner KCBIA looking for live musi- with live music is June 28 at 5pm. cians for their popular Live at Open to all. Tickets should be Lunch Music Program during July picked up in advance at the North and August for two-hour street Shore Community Centre, 730 side sessions. Sign up online at Cottonwood Ave. or call 250-372- n North Shore Artwalk runs 3242 for more information. July 29-Sept 15. Deadline for n Thor Fridriksson’s Kamloops entries is July 8. For more info Landscapes acrylics exhibit is at and application form, go to www. the Wilson House Gallery at 115 Tranquille Rd. to June 30. n Mighty Oak Midwifery Care n Entertainment at Barside Information Nights - Learn more Lounge & Grill at Chances Gaming about midwifery in a relaxed setEntertainment 1250 Halston Ave. ting every third Friday of the month Fridays 7-10pm. June 24 - Henry at 202-322 Victoria St. For more information, visit www.mightyoSmall & Friends. n BIG Little Science Centre is open for public drop-in Thurs. & n Horse Races on the big screen Fri. 3-5pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. every Wednesday at 4pm at the June 25 at 1:30 pm: Be a Light Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. Draws for steaks Detective! $ info n Udon Lunch on June 24 from during the races. For more 11:30am to 1pm at Kamloops call 250-376-1311. Japanese Canadian Association, n Friends of McDonald Park PRINTED 24lb laser paper 1-99 100-999 Monthly meetings at 1000+ the Parkview 160 VernonONAve. Reservations • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Activity • • • • • • Centre, • • • • • •500 • • •McDonald ••••••• required. 250-376-9629. 8 1/2” x 11” full colour posters 44¢ 40¢ 38¢ Ave. Newcomers welcome. For n11” Strawberry tea and bazaar on x 17” full colour posters 88¢ 80¢ 78¢ info call 250-554-1285. June 25, 1-3pm at Cariboo Manor •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• n Flea Markets - every Sun­­ at 831 Serle Rd in Westsyde. n Steak and lobster dinner and day, 8am-1pm at North Shore Centre, 730 dance on June 25 at The Anavets, Community 444 Tranquille St. Dinner at 6:30, Cottonwood Ave. Reserve table

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NEW BREW - Bruno’s Cold Beer & Wine Store located at 2 - 177 Tranquille Rd. recently had their grand opening. Come in and see their selection of product and visit the staff (L-R) Shannon Fiddler, Gloria Tenisci and Andrina Tenisci. Call or email us to

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Your Horoscope

CANCER (June 22-July 22) Be honest in your communication and don’t lose your cool. Do not borrow or lend money or belongings to friends or relatives if you wish to avoid any hassles. Renovations or purchases made for your home will payoff. This week is not the day to try to comer people by giving them ultimatums. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Take some time out. Get out and have some fun. Your hard work and dedication will payoff, so stick to your guns and do your job well. You will be emotional about family matters. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Changes in your domestic scene are evident. You may interest some of them in a service you have to offer. Let your lover know what your personal intentions are. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Don’t hesitate to voice your opinions when it comes to matters pertaining to work. Although up setting, changes in your domestic situation will be favorable. Be honest in your communication and don’t lose your cool. Be careful how you deal with colleagues. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) You may be emotional and quick to judge others. Don’t believe everything you hear. Find out if they have other commitments. Spend some time on yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Don’t avoid situations that may deteriorate; try to mend them. Travel will also entice you. Your outgoing nature will surprise others this week. You need to get out if you want to meet potential partners. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) You’re intuitive this week; however, this attribute could get you in trouble if you tactlessly say what you think. Look into ways that you can make extra cash. It will be all around you. Don’t be too eager to buy things for those who really don’t deserve it. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Try to stay calm and understand both sides of the situation. Your obviously unique way of doing things has caught the eye of someone in a higher position. Obstacles may stand in your way where career and success are concerned. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) You must refrain from overspending on entertainment. You can make money if you concentrate on producing services that will make domestic chores easier. Toning, fitness, pampering should all be scheduled. Feeling under the weather may be a result of overindulgence. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) Your personal life will still be experiencing difficulties and you are best to avoid the issues for the time being. Try looking into new ways to make extra money. Don’t hesitate to voice your opinions at a group meeting; however, keep your thoughts to yourself at home. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) You need to be sure that you aren’t in your present relationship because it is convenient. Use your obvious talent to work with detail and you can come up with something great. Lovers will be demanding. You are best to sign your partner up for activities that will be tiring. Take time to talk things over. Travel for business or pleasure. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You can accomplish a lot if you deal with other people’s money or possessions this week. You are apt to meet someone special on your journey. Your reputation will be affected. Catch up on your correspondence and reading. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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