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If you were to think about what makes you shop at the places you shop, what would it be? Obviously they have a product or service that you want or need, but what are the other contributing factors? There are some stores, especially here on the North Shore that are so warm and inviting that you feel instantly part of the family when you walk through the doors. One fine example of this is Heather’s Fabric Shelf. Heather’s Fabric Shelf, which is owned and operated by quilting superstar and all-around fabulous personality Heather Fagervik, is more than just a place to buy fat quarters and notions. Heather cares about all her customers, and spends hours teaching them. She cares about the outcome of their projects, not just the products she sold to them. Each year since Heather’s Fabric Shelf opened she has been holding a Quilt Show and Tell where she invites everyone in to show off their finished products, brag, visit, and get a little inspiration. “This will be our third annual Quilt Show and Tell,” says Heather. “It is happening on Sunday, April 10. Every year the show gets bigger and bigger, and we are very excited for this year. There will be lots of quilts on display; the Boogie the Bridge Quilt will be on display and Nancy Garrett-Petts who created it will also be here to sell raffle tickets to win the quilt.”


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Standing in front of a beautiful, hand-stitched quilt that is up for raffle is (at right) Heather Fagervik, owner of Heather’s Fabric Shelf, and Willa Dale, a member of the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Quilters Guild. The RIH Quilters have two quilts as prizes, with the proceeds going to the RIH Foundation. Heather’s Fabric Shelf is one of the locations where you can purchase a raffle ticket. Many quilts such as these will be on display at the upcoming annual quilt show at Heather’s Fabric Shelf.

Now the only thing Fred’s kids are worried about is a tattoo. When Fred told his family he was selling the house and moving to RiverBend, they were thrilled. Their Dad would never be lonely and he could take advantage of the meal and housekeeping options. What Fred failed to mention were his plans for hitting the road from time to time – care free.

Quilts, tote bags, table runners - if andare get ait will you can make it chances be there and be on display. is the car This wash the moved first show since Heather athas same time!larger into her new location. It is much store and that means there will be more display items and more room for everyone to enjoy. “The Quilt Show is running right from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,” she continues. “We are closed 204 Tranquille Rd |usually 250.376.1716 Sundays, so this is an extra special day for us. Not only will there be tons of quilts on display but we will also be having a special showing of quilts at 1:00 p.m. for people who cannot bring in their quilts beforehand. For everyone who does want their quilt displayed all day, we would like to know by April 5 so we can plan the setup and locations. You don’t have to worry about them, they will be well taken care of.” In addition to being able to see what all your classmates, co-shoppers and friends have been up to all year, Heather will be drawing for hourly door prizes, and she promises that absolutely everything in the store will be on sale. There will also be a variety of beverages and snacks to cure that sweet tooth. “Come one, come all, this is an event that you won’t want to miss,” Heather finishes. “This is the day to come and get inspired. It is also a great oppor– continued on page 2 Own or rent at RiverBend. Large 1 and 2 bedroom suites with optional support services. Call or email to learn more (250) 682-4378 or 760 Mayfair Street SHOW SUITE NOW OPEN!

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Rod and Debbie Wray were longtime Kamloops residents until they moved to Haiti eight years ago. Rod was an electrician at Royal Inland Hospital and Debbie was an elementary school teacher. The Wrays are setting up the first sports camp of its kind in Haiti. On the property there is an orphanage called Camp Mahanaim that a team of firefighters and church groups from Kamloops helped build in 2010 and 2011. Kamloops Fire Fighters are organizing an effort to send building equipment and kids’ sports equipment to the project in Haiti. Kamloops Fire Fighters have arranged to have a container at the City Yard by the end of April, which they aim to fill with donated goods. Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is willing to run a bike program, through which the inmates fix up old bikes to be sent to Haiti. Kamloops Fire Fighters are looking for a mobile trailer, which will travel around to various Firehalls, schools and churches for pick-ups. They are also looking for contributions from the community, through donations and help with promotional material and developing a website and mission statement. To get involved, contact Daniel Funk of Kamloops Fire Rescue at 250-571-2966

On April 7, day 52 of the 365 Day Mark Recchi Challenge, the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation is announcing the newest way to support the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Campaign. With a simple and easy text message, you can make a $10 donation to the new ICU Compassionate Hearts Campaign at RIH. Simply text the word “RIHF” to 30333 and a $10 donation will be added to your next mobile phone bill. With a $10 donation your name can be put on a puck and added to the eight foot Team Recchi jersey located on the second floor outside of the Foundation’s office at RIH. The Mark Recchi 365 Day Challenge incorporates many fundraising events, such as the “buy a puck” fundraiser, and will help to complete the funding needed to build a new ICU at RIH.

For almost 30 years, critically ill and injured patients have received life-saving care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Royal Inland Hospital. These patients and their families are faced with an intense, emotionally charged, and sometimes touch-and-go experience. A modern ICU will bring

upgraded technology, improved privacy, greater efficiencies for doctors and nurses, and muchneeded support and comfort to patients, and their families and friends within the community. For more information about making a donation, visit w w w. r i h f o u n d a t i o n . c a .

From April 1 to May 1, open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre or greater within the City of Kamloops and Kamloops Indian Band is allowed upon obtaining a permit. Permits for burning within the city must be picked-up at Fire Station No. 1 at 1205 Summit Drive from Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Permits for burning within the Kamloops Indian Band must

be picked-up at The Kamloops Indian Band at #200 - 355 Yellowhead Highway. For residents with properties less than one acre, the following alternative disposal methods are recommended: Compost as much material as possible on your own property, or take green waste to one of the City’s three dropoff sites: Cinnamon Ridge, Eliza Road in Barnhartvale, or at the end of McGill Road.

The first Kamloops Housing Board is being formed thanks to the efforts of the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) and $60,000.00 over three years from the City of Kamloops. HAP is pleased to invite interested members of the public to forward Expressions of Interest to HAP for several positions on the Kamloops Housing Board. This new committee will be an avenue to discuss recent housing trends, to evaluate housing supply and demand, to establish community priorities

in an open forum, and to discuss policy and legislative reform where deemed necessary. Expressions of Interest should include a brief cover letter and resume. The Homelessness Action Plan Steering Advisory Group is looking to fill the following positions: Market Housing (2 positions), Houses/Suites NonProfit Housing (2 positions) Residents in the community (1 position). This committee will meet bimonthly during each calendar

year. For information on the Terms of Reference, please visit If you are interested in applying, please submit a brief resume with a covering letter outlining your background and interest by March 25, 2011 to Tangie Genshorek by email at: info@ For more information, please contact Tangie Genshorek, Coordinator Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan at 250-571-9665 or by email at

– continued from page 1 tunity to bring that piece that is giving you trouble. If you’ve got something and you don’t know what to do with it, bring it in, someone else may have a great idea or be able to steer you in the right direction.” So if you like to quilt, like to look at quilts and enjoy the company of like-minded people, make a point to head over to Heather’s Fabric Shelf. If you have not yet visited the hottest quilting shop in town you are missing out. One step into Heather’s and it will be hard to go anywhere else. There is always laughter flowing and

smiles galore. They have a fabulous selection of great fabrics, notions, and pretty much everything you need for your project and more. Heather and her team are fountains of knowledge who have a passion for sharing their love and knowledge of quilting with anyone who wants it.

The Third Annual North Shore Quilt Show and Tell is on Sunday, April 11 at Heather’s Fabric Shelf, 4-685 Tranquille Rd (next to Baskin Robbins). You can also reach them by phone at 250-3767630. Get your project ready and see you at the show! Tanya Orozco, freelance

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It’s waste-free for this family A North Shore family had pledged to produce no landfill waste and to purchase no material goods for at least one month, and they started the first of April. Inspired by a Vancouver couple who went waste free for a whole year (, parents Marcia and Trevor, with 16-month old Elianna Dick (along with Friday their cat) are challenging themselves to a waste and consumer free month in April, or for more if all goes well! The rules are simple and focused around the 5 R hierarchy of rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, residuals. Buy no material goods (clothes, toys, household items) and buy only consumable goods that come in recyclable packaging. Recycle all (L-R) Trevor, Elianna and Marcia Dick are ready to reduce paper, plastic, glass and and reuse all month long,. metal that is recyclable, which is easy in challenges when it comes like chips, crackers, Kamloops with curbside to consumables, not cookies, cereal, and all recycling). Compost all impossible to overcome. that stuff in the center organic waste (luckily We will use cloth diapers aisles of the grocery they have a backyard all the time and double up store. We will avoid composter and the City on liners for those long excessive packaging like composting facility for wet nights. We will take single serving items, yard waste). Everything our reusable containers even if it the packaging is We will make $ they can’t recycle or to the butcher shops and recyclable. compost will be collected delis to buy meat and things like toothpaste, bring our laundry detergent, inPRINTED a Tupperware bin cheese and 1-99 ON 24lb laser paper 100-999 1000+ in• • their • • • • • front • • • • • yard. • • • • • •own • • • bags • • • •to • •the • • grocery • • • • • • • crackers, • • • • • • • • and pasta.” produce, To find out more about 8 1/2” x 11” fulltocolour posters store for our 44¢ 40¢ 38¢ According mom 11” x 17” full colour posters 88¢ general 80¢ 78¢ the Dick family’s enviroMarcia, “not buying any bulk goods, and • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •groceries.  We • • • • • • • • • • • • won’t • • • • • • venture, • • • • • •visit • • their blog at material goods should be buy anything that comes wastenaughtbc.blogspot. easy (for Trevor at least), but there are plenty of wrapped in soft plastic com.

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Green Party leader banned from debate To the editor: An attempt is being made to bar Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the National Leaders Debates. This is a ridiculous decision! More than 940,000

Canadians voted for the Green Party in the last federal election. Public opinion polls show that the Green vote will be in the millions in the next election. Voters have a right to hear where all the

major parties stand on the issues. That’s one of the cornerstones of democracy – an informed electorate. After all, Canadian taxpayers finance the Green Party. Shouldn’t they get to hear about its

policies? As they did in 2008 I hope the current heads of “big media” get their heads screwed back on soon. Donovan Cavers

Photo sought of WWII pilot officer from Kamloops

To the editor: I am heading a project cataloguing the history of a long-derelict community in the mountains of Snowdonia in Wales and would like to ask your help with a sad local story that has a Kamloops connection. The project is being undertaken by Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered, an informal group cataloguing the social and archaeological history of the old community of Cwmorthin in Wales On August 9, 1942, Sergeant Riddoch and Pilot Officer Robert Bruce McIntyre, a Canadian from Kamloops, British Columbia, were to fly to RAF Valley for a gunnery course. The two Hurricanes departed from Speke near Liverpool. The flight briefing was to fly along the coast at 2,000 feet or below cloud. Soon after take-off the radiotelephone (R/T) failed on Riddoch’s aircraft, and he indicated this to McIntyre in the lead Hurricane by sign language: Later Riddoch noticed that the cloud was thickening and they had climbed to 4,000 feet. As McIntyre was the senior and more experienced pilot he followed. He noticed a funnel through the cloud and could see the shine of water below indicating a river. McIntyre appeared to have also seen the funnel since he altered course

Pilot Officer McIntyre’s grave is located in a cemetery in the town of Porthmadog, Wales. He is buried alongside another Canadian pilot, two from the Polish free air force and an English pilot.

and started to lose height into cloud. Riddoch followed. Then McIntyre’s flying became somewhat erratic. Riddoch realized with a shock that dark shapes looming through the mist were mountains. Without R/T, tucked in between the leader’s wing and cockpit, the only way for him to communicate in cloud was to lift a wing of his Hurricane and accelerate past the other aircraft. He hoped that McIntyre would see him and follow as he climbed away from those deadly peaks. He broke out of the cloud into sunlight, circling for a full

five minutes to wait for his companion who did not arrive. Riddoch headed back to find the clear funnel, flew down to the river to follow its winding course to the sea at Conway, and on to Valley to report losing sight of McIntyre. Seventeen-year old Maelor Hughes lived at Plas Llyn alongside Llyn Cwmorthin. He was outside when he heard the sound of an aircraft coming closer, followed by a terrible crashing noise from the summit of Allt Fawr mountain. He scrambled up through the cloud only to find the wreckage of a

fighter aircraft. Hurricane P3385 was no more and Canada had lost another of her sons. We are asking you to use your media to try and locate a photograph of Robert McIntyre so that he can be featured in the book. We believe he is buried in a cemetery in the town of Porthmadog, Wales. His recorded date of death is August 9, 1942, and his parents are listed as Harold and Olive McIntyre of Kamloops, BC. I can be contacted by email at: Mel Thomas

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There is one thing that every Canadian citizen has to deal with every year and that is taxation. There is no getting around it for you as a citizen. If you are working or not you must tell the government what you have been up to, how much money you’ve made and how much you owe them. This may seem like an easy feat; you get a form, follow some simple directions and bingo taxes done, but it can be way more complicated than that, especially for those with young children and for people who some or all of their income from nontraditional or self-employment. A little knowledge can be the difference between getting a refund and owing the government. Alec Hollett of AMH Vanguard wants to help you with all of your taxation and bookkeeping needs and has been conveniently located in the Brock Shopping Centre for the last eight years. “There are eight great reasons to choose AMH Vanguard for your accounting and tax services,� explains Alec “We do accurate calculations using only the best software on the market, offer free consultations - your first visit, phone call or chat is 100 per cent free, as well as we offer a great referral program which will allow you to save up to 25 per cent per year on your services with us. We work closely with certified tax planners, offer e-file services, and will do adjustments and review your previous tax returns if the need is there. We also do tax returns for all Canadian provinces including Quebec and the United States.� With more then 35 years of experience under his belt, Alec and his team can help you with

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Federal election info Are you looking for one place that you as a voter can go to find out about the upcoming election? Go to Elections Canada’s website at and get your questions answered on this site. Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament, with a mandate to ensure that Canadians can exercise their democratic rights

to vote and be a candidate. It must be prepared at all times to conduct a federal general election, by-election or referendum, administer the political financing provisions of the Canada Elections Act, monitor compliance and enforce electoral legislation. Elections Canada is also mandated to conduct voter education and information programs.

Olympian leads swimming camp Julia Wilkinson, a 2008 Canadian Olympian will lead the Future Stars swimming camp for competitors AA level and higher who are ten to 15 years of age. The program will be held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre from April 29 to May 1 and will focus on improving stroke techniques, starts, turns, and overall performance. Wilkinson was a 2006 Pan Pacific Championship Silver Medalist and a 2010 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist. The camp will be limited to 30 swimmers and will include 7.5 hours in the pool and five hours of dry land training. To register please contact Future Stars Camps at 778-229-1261 or

2010 Commonwealth Games Medalist Julia Wilkinson.

Collectors to stamp on up The Kamloops Stamp Club is hosting the first Kamloops Stamp Show on April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Church, 1205 Rogers Way. There had been a very successful Kamloops Stamp Club since inception in 1954. New people arriving in Kamloops recently spearheaded the revival of the Kamloops Stamp Club. Active now with 20 members, the club meets once a month at Desert Gardens Senior Centre, and has the desire have 4/4/11 to 3:34:40 PM a

major event for collectors. At the free Stamp Show on April 23 people can see displays of stamps, covers, postal history and all connections to the stamp world, including a free table for youngsters and a stamp auction. There will be dealers from the interior and the availability of fellow members with whom you can “talk stamps.” For more information or for table rental, contact Ingrid vanTamelen at at 250-314-1021 or by email at:

Recchi is NHL’s marathon man James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail recently wrote an article about Kamloops hometown boy and Boston Bruins star Mark Recchi. The 22 year NHL veteran recently moved into fifth AllTime on the NHL games played list with 1642. He has his sights

set on passing Chris Chelios for fourth on the list. Recchi has played in all 71 games for the Bruins this season, and if he plays in the 11 remaining games, he would be only 114 games away from Gordie Howe’s games played record of 1767!

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Best political ‘fail’ page

Love them or hate them, the NDP shows a sense of humour with this cleverly designed error page. A 404 error page is used to indicate that there is a broken link on the website. Website designers often overlook and underestimate the power of this page however, designed carefully, these pages can make a random visitor stay on a website, take a look around and eventually find the information he or she was looking for in the first place. The stroke of brilliance behind this page is that it is humorous, unexpected and with a little luck may even go viral.


Letter to the taxman

Dear Revenue Canada (or whatever your current name may be): Enclosed and/or attached, you will find my 2011 tax return showing that I owe $3,407.00 in taxes. Please note the attached article from the Toronto Globe and Mail; dated 12 November, wherein you will see the Canadian Department of National Defence is paying $171.50 per hammer and Fisheries and Oceans Canada has paid $600 per toilet seat for its icebreakers. As payment, I am enclosing four (4) toilet seats (valued at $2,400) and six (6) hammers valued at $1,029), which I secured at Canadian Tire, bringing my total remittance to $3,429. Please apply the overpayment of $22 to the ‘Help Gilles Duceppe Election Fund,’ as noted on my return. You can do this inexpensively by sending them one (1) 1.5’ Phillips Head screw (see aforementioned article from The Globe and Mail detailing how the Department of Public Works pays $22.00 each for 1.5” Phillips Head Screws). One Philips screw is enclosed for your convenience. It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year. God Bless Canada! Tax Payer

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Anne O’Hara and thirteen of her closest friends including long time acquaintance Ellen O’Reagan visiting Kamloops from Dublin want to let everyone know what a great St. Patrick’s dinner they had at Benchwarmer’s Café on 12th Street. Anne called to let us know that Benchwarmers had a full Irish Buffet complete with Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, corned beef and hash, perogies, farmer’s sausage, cabbage rolls and even some green Jello with for dessert. For Anne and her friends it was nice to see that this is a true family restaurant – even the kids pitched in to make this a memorable meal for all. Benchwarmers, like many North Shore businesses, is a family affair. During Spring break Gord and Dawn Fryer had their children at the restaurant helping out wherever they could. Pictured here (top L-R) are Shyla, Michael, Cyperuz-Jade and Kyra Fryer standing behind mom and dad. 1025 Lorne Street 250-374-LIVE (5483) • 1-866-374-LIVE (5483) sponsored by:

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City files claim against YVR

The City of Kamloops, as the Kamloops Airport Authority Society, has filed a notice of civil claim against YVR Airport Services Ltd. and Kamloops Airport Ltd. The City of Kamloops is in a longterm contract with YVR Airport Services Ltd. to manage and operate the Kamloops Airport. The City had endeavored to negotiate

new contract terms with YVR and previously approached the airport in hopes of revisiting the original contract set forth in 1997, to better reflect the fairness and reasonableness of the contract, and to meet the changing demands of today’s market. Furthermore, the City feels that YVR has not met the existing conditions of the contract.


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Local author Sandra Hyslop will do a reading from her book ‘Lovingly Yours, Nellie.’ Her books recounts the story of the author’s grandmother, Nellie Campbell, as told in her letters discovered by her grandchildren eighty years later. The story starts in Maine, moves to Saskatchewan and ends in British Columbia. It covers the homesteading era of the early 1920’s. This presentation will take place at the Kamloops Museum and Archives on Tuesday, April 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants can register by calling 250-828-3500 quoting course number 172682.

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TALK of the Town n Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) office has moved to new location at Desert Gardens at 540 Seymour St. Phone number 250-374-8080 remains the same. n Jam at the Westsyder Pub on Friday nights starting at 9pm hosted by Jim Cochran & friends. Bands, singers and musicians welcome. 3369 Westsyde Rd. For more info call 250-319-9957. n Life Raft Group Canada is having a Grow A Mullet fundraiser from now until May 28 for a rare cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) to bring awareness to the disease, the support group, and access to cancer drugs across Canada. For more info go to or call Lynn 250-851-6421. n Community Closet - Free quality clothing for low-income women. Thursdays 9:30-11:30am. Apr. 7. Elizabeth Fry Society, 827 Seymour St. 250-374-2119 ext 204. n Old-Time Dance onApril 8 from 2-4pm. North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. For info call 250-376-4777. n .Entertainment at Barside Lounge & Grill at Chances Gaming Entertainment 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7-10pm. April 8 - Johnson Sandwich. April 15- AJ Ellsay n Theatre BC’s Mainstage Office Grand Opening on April 8 from 1-3pm at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre 7 Seymour St. W. For info contact Vance Schneider at 778-471-5620. n BIG Little Science Centre is open for public drop-in Thurs.

& Fri. 3-5pm, and Sat. 10am4pm. April 9: Astronomy Part 2: Constellations and their stories. 711 Windsor Ave. 250-554-2572. n Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan Public Forum on April 6 from 6-9pm, Kamloops Alliance Church at 233 Fortune Dr. For more info contact Tangie Genshorek at 250.571.9665 or n Bootiful plays April 8 at 9 pm at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Road. Tickets at the club or by phone at 250-376-5115. n Rotary Food Drive on Apr. 9, 11am-5pm. Volunteers needed to help Kamloops Food Bank sort the food donations collected in city wide food drive. To volunteer, contact Kari or Kyla at 250-376-2252. n Meat Draws – hams and turkeys on April 8, 9 & 10. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary 755 Tranquille Rd. For more info call 250-376-4633. n Community Buffet Dinner on April 10 at 5pm. Live entertainment by Carl McLaughlin. Pick up advance tickets at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. For info call 250376-4777. n Fundraiser dance for Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists on April 9 at 8pm at Ukranian Hall 725 York St. Music by Blues Jumpers. Tickets at 250-372-7323. n Fundraiser for Japan Disaster Fund – roast beef dinner catered by Kamloops Japanese Cultural Centre. April 9, 6pm. Tickets available at 160 Vernon Ave. or 250-

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PLUGGED IN. Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Big Little Science Show puts on an exciting science show and activity, with a different theme each week. On a recent Saturday the topic was electric circuits. Five year-old Liam Clark just might be a future electrician or electrical engineer, and with all his connections he should go far. In the photo, he has a light bulb and a motor running simultaneously.

376-9629. n Cartooning workshop with Laura Bittante on Tuesdays 3:304:30pm April 12- May 17 at Heritage House 3:30-4:30. City of Kamloops course #166333. n Street Outreach Health Fair on April 14 from 10am-12:30pm at New Life Mission, 181 West Victoria St. For info contact Street Outreach Program at 250-8517388. n National Assoc. of Japanese Canadian Fun Casino on April 16 at Japanese Cultural Centre, 160 Vernon Ave. Proceeds to Japan Disaster Fund. For tickets call 250376-9629. n Monthly Birthday Party at Fraternal Order of Eagles 755 Tranquille Rd. April 16, cake at 6:30pm, dance 7-11pm. Call 250 376-4633. n Let’s Dance on April 16, 8pm to midnight at Ukrainian Hall 725 York St. Sponsored by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club. Information Line 250-571-5111 n LivingWellwithInflammatory Bowel Disease an educational symposium by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation on April 16, 10am to 3pm at Hotel 540 at 540 Victoria St. For more info contact Shona Brown at 1-800-513-8202 or To register online, visit n Annual Easter Bake Sale by Ukrainian Women’s Association on April 16 from 10am-1pm at Ukrainian Orthodox Center, 725 York Ave. For more info call Bella at 250-376-9680.

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Your Horoscope

ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) You need to spend some time with individuals who have more experience than you. You’ll have to face each issue separately and in person. Get busy trying to make more money. Don’t let opposition from those envious of your talents daunt your progress. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Frustrations and limitations could cause anxiety this week. Make money using your ingenuity and creative talent. You will be able to close any deals successfully. Social events may lead to a romantic interlude. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Take time to talk things over. Travel for business or pleasure. If you work in conjunction with someone else you may find they’re trying to steal your thunder. It’s time to let loose. Take time to visit someone who has been I confined due to illness. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Put your energy into moneymaking ventures. Property purchases should be on your mind. You may need to make a few alterations to your living arrangements. Offer your help to others but back off if they appear to be offended by your persistence. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can stabilize your personal relationship if you’re willing to communicate honestly. Take time to catch up on overdue correspondence. Try spending the day catching up on any responsibilities. Older members of your family may try to take advantage of you. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) Deal with the needs of children. You can get ready to celebrate your new direction. New friendships will develop through group events. This will not be the day to start new business ventures or make drastic changes in your career. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Someone may try to damage your reputation. Romance will unfold if you take trips or get together with friends. You’ll be an emotional basket case this week. Don’t take any comments too seriously. You’ll have a great deal of insight with others. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Keep important information to yourself. Don’t hesitate to sign up for creative courses or physical fitness programs. You may want to look into warm vacation spots. If you take on too much, you will find your self in martyrdom. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Your lack of interest in your partner is a problem. Your loved ones could set you off. Your intellectual charm will win hearts and bring opportunities that you least expect. Don’t confide in anyone for the time being. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Leave things as they are for the moment; focus on reaching your highest work potential. Don’t make those you live with feel unloved or unworthy. Shopping could cost more than you bargained for. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) You have more energy than the rest of the people you live with. They’ll not have the patience to wait for you to complete things that they’ve asked you to do. Depression may result if you don’t get to do things your own way. Minor accidents are likely if you take risks. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Communication must be open, precise, and honest. Drastic changes regarding your personal attitude are evident. You’ll encounter those who can help you further your goals if you attend functions that attract prominent people. You must follow your desires and dreams. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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