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enforcement is a must for these students. The application process was the easy part. Once training camp started so did the experience of being a RCMP recruit and that means living, eating and participating in the program 24 hours a day for the entire week. During the week they were introduced to dog handling with the Police Dog Services, powers of arrest, team building, impaired driving, Emergency Response Team Tactical Squad, and nighttime scenarios. “The interesting part was watching the students get up at 6:00 a.m. and go for a run, after a full day the day before,” says Greg Howard, district principal of the Trades and Transition Program for School District 73. “We want to thank RCMP Superintendant LaCasse and Constable Bush because without their enthusiastic support, the benefits of this program would not have been available to our students. And the SD 73 Maintenance Department has been terrific, cleaning up an unused school for us to use.” The enthusiasm and support appears to be high no matter which side you speak with. The principal was delighted, the students marveled at what they can accomplish – continued on page 2

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Bright Red Bookshelf for kids It started in Halifax with the to 12 years old, from Team BC Mitten Project at the 2011 Can- athletes, coaches, managers, parada Winter Games and now ents, partners and MLAs. in Kamloops at the upcomThe initiative demonstrates the ing Western Canada Summer social responsibility and mobiGames (WCSG), the ABC’s of lizes the goodwill that Team BC Team BC Legacy Project will members feel as participants in a collect and donate new and gen- multi-sport Games event. tly used books for the children LinK is looking for agencies of Kamloops. Team BC will or organizations that would like send 356 athletes aged 12 to 22 to participate in the program and and 69 coaches to house a bookthe 2011 Western LinK is looking shelf. Agencies Canada Summer who wish to for participants join in this projGames. Team BC, in ect can contact partnership with Literacy in Ka- LinK at 250-372-9373. mloops (LinK), will launch the The 2011 Western Canada “Bright Red Bookshelf” proj- Summer Games take place Auect in Kamloops. The ABC’s of gust 5 to 14 in Kamloops and Team BC Legacy Project (Ath- will bring together approximateletes Believing in Communities) ly 2,300 Canadian athletes comteams up with LinK to fill cus- peting in 18 sports. tom-built bright red bookshelves Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) placed in designated locations in is a group of interested commuKamloops with new and gently nity partners who work together used children’s books. Children to increase the literacy levels of can enjoy these free books at the children, youth and adults withsites and take them home. in our community. LinK works Team BC mission staff will with community partners to delead the collection of books, des- velop, maintain and expand litignated for children from birth eracy programs for all ages.

Shop in community closet The Elizabeth Fry Society of Kamloops is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to women and youth. Their Community Closet program is a resource that provides support to women who may be re-entering the workforce, and are looking for quality clothing to assist them in obtaining employment. Other women who use the community closet are women who are going to court, school,

or just in need of clothes to begin a fresh start. The Elizabeth Fry Community Closet is a hand up, not a hand out. Their doors are open to any women who are in need of good quality clothing. The Community Closet is open two Thursdays a month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 827 Seymour St. and no appointment is necessary. The Closet’s next open date is May 19. Call 250-374-2119 for more information.

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when they set their minds to it and the RCMP was just as impressed. “It’s was lot of work and it builds character,” says participant Kristen Lang, a grade 12 student at NorKam. “We came together as a troupe, and it was a lot of fun. If one person messes up, we all pay for it. Going in to police work as a career is an option.” This program is just one example of the fabulous opportunities that are available to our senior

high school students in the School District 73 area. Another opportunity is offered through a partnership between School District No 73 and Thompson Rivers University. Students may choose between a variety of programs under the banner of TRU START or Entry Level Trades and Transitions. To find out more about opportunities that your children and students might be interested in you can go to www.tnt.sd73.bc.ca/ Tanya Orozco, freelance

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TRU Baseball WolfPack player Dillon Morgan warms up with his teammates at Norbrock Stadium, in anticipation of the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Championships that ran May 12-16. Dillon hails from Camp Verde, Arizona and is studying on a baseball scholarship at TRU.

Funds for four-legged friends Come out and join the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 29 at the Kamloops Yacht Club at 1140 River Street. Registration is at 12:00 noon and the walk begins at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, so bring your dogs and children and have

some fun! One hundred per cent of the donations go directly towards Lions Foundation of Canada’s Dog Guide Program. For more information call 250573-3217 or visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.


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The ECHO ASKS YOU What do you like to do for fun on the North Shore?

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The City of Kamloops and Communities in Bloom submitted a photo of Kamloops to be considered for the Home Hardware Charity Calendar. The photo, taken by lo-

cal photographer Kelly Funk, was of the Wildlights Festival at the BC Wildlife Park as part of the Winter Lights Celebration. This photo has been chosen to be included in

the 2012 edition of the Charity Calendar, which has been distributed by Home Hardware for 20 years. The calendar has supported the SickKids Foundation since 1999 and has raised over $1,500,000 in that time. In the past years, the For the month of April ing their spring schedcalendar has raised 2011, 19,536 travel- ule. Air Canada is operers used Kamloops Air- ating five daily flights to over $100,000 annually. $ will be 450,000 port as part of their trav- Vancouver and two into There copies distributed via el plans, as compared to Calgary. Their summer 1,000 Home Hardware April 2010ON when expected to 1000+ PRINTED laser21,076 paper schedule is 1-99 100-999 stores. people used Kamloops start in mid-June. West•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• All calendars are pur8 1/2” x 11” posters Jet has swung44¢ 40¢ 38¢ Airport. Thisfulliscolour a seven their daily chased by Home Hard11” x 17” full colour posters 88¢ 80¢ 78¢ per cent decrease year departure to 7:00 a.m. to • • •year • • •for • • April. • • • • • • • • • •make • • • • better • • • • •connections • • • • • • • • • •ware • • • dealers • • • • and distribover WestJet is now operat- for onward travel with an uted in their stores, with ing their summer schedule arrival back in Kamloops proceeds going to the and Air Canada is operat- at 7:35 p.m. SickKids Foundation.

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CONGRATS! The British Columbia Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada awarded the Echo Newspaper with the 2010 Print Media Award (Interior Region) for editorial support of awareness and fundraising campaigns, including Kidney Health Month, World Kidney Day and The Kidney Walk. The Echo’s freelance writer Tanya Ozorco (L) accepted the award on behalf of the Echo Newspaper from Linda Bonner-Brown, patient services volunteer at the B.C Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Marg Archibald (R), manager of the Sahali Centre Mall, was also on hand to accept an award for her enthusiastic support of World Kidney Day.

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north shore The North Shore Echo is a weekly publication distributed throughout North Shore Kamloops. It is independently owned and operated by Edge Publishing Inc. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the contributors/writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the publisher. Pictures and written submissions are submitted at the owner’s risk and will not be returned unless a stamped, selfaddressed envelope is included. Disclaimer: The publisher will not be responsible for errors or ommissions. Due care and attention is used in checking advertising copy for accuracy and legitimacy, but no warranty is implied or given by the publishers. The publishers reserve the right to refuse any advertising or editorial submissions which they believe to be inconsistent with the concept of this publication.

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Goodbye train man on Tranquille Every job has a silver lining and in my profession it’s the people I meet through work that makes mine a career worth keeping. It was almost 15 years ago that I took the position as a local newspaper advertising consultant; my area, the North Shore. I knew that some of the other sales people mocked the North Shore, but I grew up in the neighbourhood and after many years of living away from Kamloops, I choose Brocklehurst to be my home when I returned. Needless to say, the North Shore holds a special place in my heart. I was changing careers when I took the sales position and had never made a sales call in my life! One of the first stops I made as a brand new advertising consultant was to Interior Crafts on the Tranquille strip. Dave and Carol Hicks are the owners of this

store and that day, like first store on the strip to many others to come, get a makeover done on they were both there their building and they working. were the first I have no ones to say idea if they yes whenknew how ever we put inexperitogether a enced I was, special feaor how overture. The whelming couple knew this brand just how imnew profesportant it sion could was to have SOUND BYTES be. All I an old-fashWenda Noonan know is that ioned “let’s they stopped what they all work together” plan. were doing when I introCarol’s desk is on the duced myself and took right when you first enthe time to listen to what ter the store. Each time I had to say. By the time I I walked in, there she left I knew that we would would be working away become friends, and we and she’d stop to chat. did. Within minutes, Dave By today’s standards the would saunter over and store that Dave and Carol the fun would begin. started is not large, but We’d talk, we’d gosthe couple were strong sip, we’d do some busisupporters of the North ness and we would laugh. Shore and stepped up to It makes me smile just take part in almost all of thinking about them. the North Shore Business I started the Echo newsImprovement Area pro- paper eight years ago and motions. They were the in the past four or five

years my job evolved into more of an administration role with less time on the street. My visits to the store were less frequent but never-the-less if I got to the North Shore I would try to stop by. This past couple of years had been hard on David, he was coping with some fairly serious health problems. Our visits would quite often include an update on how he was feeling. I probably don’t have to say that the couple is dear to my heart - but they are. When I heard of David’s passing this week I had to take a moment to stop and reflect. I’ll miss his quick smile and the visits we had. I’ll miss the passion he had for his work and the oh so obvious love and affection that he had for his wife and his family. He was a gentle, honest and kind man = truly one of a kind. Goodbye Dave, you will be missed by many.


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Enjoy your new neighbourhood pub The tradition of the neighbourhood pub is coming back in to style in a big way and the Brock Centre Pub here at the Brock Market Square is no exception. This long-standing and much adored establishment can name more than a few reasons to stop by for a visit. The first reason to visit is location, location, location. Why drive 20 minutes away from your house to have a few drinks and have to taxi or get a ride home? Simply head over to the Brock Centre Pub which is no more than a 15 minute walk to many areas of the North Shore. If you happen to stop on the way home and have a drink too many, no worries, a short walk or taxi ride will take you right to your front door. Not only is it an easy trip home, but an even easier trip back to get your vehicle. The second reason is that the Brock Centre Pub has just finished a fabulous round of renovations. If you haven’t visited for a while you may not even recognize the place. They have shifted the bar to the other side, opened up the space, and have made much more room inside. They open daily at 1:00 pm, the patio is open and there is plenty of room for their special activities and karaoke nights. All this complemented with a friendly atmosphere and low prices make the Brock Centre Pub the neighbourhood bar to go to. “We have a ‘Cheers’ like atmosphere that keeps people coming back,” explains Gary Bigham of the Brock Centre Pub. “In our newly renovated pub you can enjoy the lowest draft prices in town, karaoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Meat Draw Saturdays, keno, pull tabs and poker. We have just installed six new 43” plasma TVs in addition to our big screen for your viewing pleasure. We also have lots of free parking (overnight if necessary) and pull up parking for our Liquor Store.” Find out even more reasons the Brock Centre Pub is awesome the next time you visit. Open seven days a week, the bar has something fun to offer and serve up daily. Between their rocking karaoke with Michelle, Free Pizza Fridays and other promotions, there is always something hap-

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pening at the pub. Don’t forget that they also have a full service liquor store which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Complete with giant walk-in cooler filled with crisp cold beer (the coldest in town we’ve been told), the store has pretty much everything you need to get your night started. Easy and convenient, the prices

are good and there is ample pull up parking to make it a quick pit stop on the way to your destination. Next time you want to go out for a little fun, stop by the Brock Centre Pub. The Brock Centre Pub is located at 1-1800 Tranquille Rd inside the Brock Market Square and is open daily. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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dont use any punctuation either Leave tips in Bolivian currency. Demand that everyone address you as “Conquistador.� At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks. When Christmas carolling, sing “Jingle Bells, Batman smells� until physically restrained. Wear a cape that says “Magnificent One.� As much as possible, skip rather than walk. Stand over someone’s shoulder, mumbling, as they read. Pretend your computer’s mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce “no, wait, I messed it up,� and repeat. Drive half a block. Inform others that they exist

only in your imagination. Ask people what gender they are. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don’t want to fall off “in case the big one comes�. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as “Feliz Navidad�, the Archies “Sugar� or the Mr. Rogers theme song. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September. Count everything you see.

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TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  This will not be the time to give too much to your children. Things will be hectic and family members will be erratic. Get involved in activities that will be fun for the whole family. You may not be too pleased with the actions of those you live with. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Don’t delay; go to your physician or dentist and get to the bottom of the discomfort. It’s time to reevaluate your motives. Don’t let other people meddle in your private affairs. Friends and relatives may be hard to take this week. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Travel opportunities should be your first choice. Take positive action. You may be overreacting to personal problems. You need to mingle with people who can spark enthusiasm and confidence in you. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Take care of chores that have been hanging over your head. Changes in your domestic scene are apparent. Your bankbook will suffer and your restrictions will put a damper on your relationship. Your stability will aid you in getting support from your fellow workers.\ VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) You will gain a lot if you listen. Do whatever your mate wants; it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re together. Don’t blow situations out of proportion. Emotional matters may not be easy for you to handle. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Use your inventiveness to find solutions. Minor accidents could cause trauma and major setbacks. Put your efforts into job advancement. So smile! SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Your dedication and fortitude when dealing with humanitarian groups will enhance your reputation. Try to deal with the problems of those less fortunate; however, don’t allow them to make unreasonable demands. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Don’t hold yourself back because you think you’re too old. You can make major accomplishments while on short trips. Use some diplomacy to get your point across delicately. Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Do some research if you want to find information that you can apply against the opposition you face. You will have no problem getting your point across to those in a position to help you. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) Expect to have more people on your domestic scene. Expect your workload to be heavy. Make sure that you take time to remember those you love. Acknowledge your lover’s needs. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Your mate, however, may not be too pleased with you. Get down to business. Make sure that new mates live up to your high standards. Interaction with colleagues will only be upsetting. Debates will stifle passion and result in estrangement. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Take time to help a friend who hasn’t been feeling well. Take time to listen to the problems of family members. Be sure that the person you’re drawn to is not already involved. Look out for yourself this week. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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