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Friday, April 4, 2014
Vol. 8 No. 40
Volunteers to be honoured at City BBQ National Volunteer Week is April 6 to 12, and it’s time to honour those people that give countless hours of their time to volunteer in your community. To honour those volunteers who build, maintain, and grow healthy communities, the City of Kamloops is hosting its annual Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque Mon. April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Interior Savings Centre Plaza, 300 Lorne St. Indoor and outdoor seating will be provided in case of inclement weather. Door prizes will be drawn at 12:30 p.m. Kamloops can be proud of their volunteerism efforts, which provide real and meaningful support for the benefit all of society. Each year thousands of volunteers lend a helping hand for tournaments and events which would not be possible if not for their dedica-
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK. Kamloops residents who volunteer their time in the community are invited to the City of Kamloops annual
tion and hard work behind the scenes. Kamloops is a city that cares, being home to an extraordinary
Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque on Monday, April 7, at the Interior Savings Centre Plaza, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Submitted photo
team of volunteers who support everything from tournament hosting to fundraising activities to city planning.
During the 2013 BC Seniors Games, more than 1,800 Kamloops residents volunteered their time and efforts.
Movies deliver wicked and wonderful lines It’s time to have some fun from the movie files. Can you match these famous lines with their movies? See answers below. • “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” • “You had me at hello.” • “Here’s looking at you kid.” • “You can’t handle the truth!” • “Go ahead make my day.” • “Hello Gorgeous!” You probably got them all – even the one that is over 75 years old. These lines have become part of our pop culture.
That’s because movies have a life well beyond their release date. It also explains why we have a life-long fascination with Hollywood films and movie stars. Movies not only entertain us, the good ones leave us with unforgettably famous lines to have fun with ourselves. This is why Ron Cihocki of movie rental giant, Redbox Canada, said he’s so excited about the movie business. “Fifty per cent of Canadians tell us they watch one movie a week and 10 per cent say they watch one movie a day,” he said. “By pro-
viding Canadians with DVD titles for $1.50 a day, we know this gives people great pleasure and memorable moments at very little cost.” As Forrest Gump liked to say: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is true for movies, Cihocki pointed out. “One thing is certain: one good film always leads to another.” (Answers top to bottom: Gone with the Wind, Jerry McGuire, Casablanca, A Few Good Men, Sudden Impact, Funny Girl) – NC
Journey of Champions! OUR CHAMPIONS. SILVER MEDALIST (Left) Kamloops Long Blades speed skater Jessica Hewitt celebrates on the podium with the rest of the speed skating team at the Sochi Winter Oylimpics. (Below) Canada’s sledge hockey team celebrates their bronze medal win at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. Kamloops’ own Jan Antons is the equipment manager of the team. Submitted photos
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Residents of Kamloops are invited to welcome home its Olympic competitors and officials after their journey to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games. On Sat. April 5, the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Long Blades and PacificSport are hosting a celebration to welcome home our athletes and officials. Join speed skating silver medalist Jessica Hewitt, slalom and alpine skier Elli Terwiel, Dianne Barker, International technical official for curling; and Jan Antons, equipment manager for the bronze-medalwinning 2014 Men’s Olympic Sledge Hockey Team, at McArthur Island Olympic Ice Sheet from 12 to 2 p.m. Between 12 and 1 p.m., there will be a Celebration Skate with Kamloops dignitaries, local media, Jessica, Elli and Digger, followed by formalities, including hearing from Jessica and Elli on their Olympic experience. Cupcakes and autograph opportunities, as well as the chance to see Jessica’s silver medal, will conclude the first hour. Afterwards, from 1 to 2 p.m., everyone is welcome to strap on a pair of skates and try out speed skating. Bring your own skates, or the Long Blades will have a limited number of skates available to try.
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Horoscopes April 7 - April 13, 2014 You’ll at last feel as though you can move forward with decisions after having been through frustrating hold-ups that started in Feb. Matters with others have reached a peak in some way – see what happens from now – May 20. Consider your priorities from now to your birthday. It may be more about the things you don’t want to do or continue on with rather than what needs to be established as a new start. Some people may be in situations where they can help you out or recommend you, so don’t be afraid to ask them. Involvement within any group of people may become a lot busier as well as produce a few surprises. You may also come across friends you haven’t seen in a while. Be cautious when it comes to taking a risk or perhaps being impulsive with something or someone that appeals to you on a pleasure basis – it may not last. It’s a good time to consider what you’ve learnt about yourself on a personal level & how this can be helpful to successfully develop things you want to do. You may also consider what you need to learn in order to fulfil future goals. Out of the ordinary obligations may be suddenly landed on you shortly. You can begin to have a clearer mind when it comes to plans you either want or need to put into place for the future. If there’s something you’ve had trouble fully understanding, it may suddenly make sense. There can continue to be an air of mystery around somebody else to early May. Look for exaggeration in some way. There can be much to enjoy with others to early May. You may have to just take it on that level & not worry too much about the things you don’t understand, esp. if they don’t follow the normal trend. The only thing you need to watch is any expectation on their part for you to spend money you’re not comfortable about. Other people can now begin to open up with their thoughts or in expressing the decisions they are prepared to make. They may want things in a hurry & you should be careful of reacting quickly to this. You have greater influence than you may feel. Give yourself time to weigh up & draw more information from them. Hold-ups that have plagued you since early Dec. have now reached a midpoint of the cycle that will not fully go ‘til late July. You can begin to feel that your luck is beginning to change & this can continue to early May. Others can be secretive about any considerable changes of thoughts. This can begin to surface in 3 weeks. You need to watch your natural tendency to say what you think without first thinking of the consequences, esp. this week but as well to the April 23. There may be some jealousy lurking in the background & you don’t want to give this person something they can act on. There can be much to enjoy socially as well. Something you’ve been thinking or communicating about or perhaps gathering information about can now suddenly begin to fall into place in a structured manner. If there’s anything you have wanted to alter, where obligations are concerned, but found difficult, there may now be a turning point, though not a complete solution. You can at last turn your thoughts away from finances & focus on matters that interest you more. This may involve some sort of learning, coming to agreements or gathering information on any matter that interests you. Don’t be tempted to spend too much money to early May. You may also earn more. You’re in a period of balance & harmony moves ‘til May 3. This can produce one of the best periods in the year for you. It coincides with the finishing of a period of consideration & re-consideration mentally, that began in Feb. Do the things you enjoy. Find inexpensive ways of pampering yourself.
AROUND TOWN • A BRIMFUL OF ASHA, by Asha & Ravi Jain, April 10 – 26, at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Mother plans & son laughs – & grimaces & sighs & argues – to put a twist on an old saying. Ravi & his mother Asha, who play themselves, bring their real-life story of a mother’s dream & a son’s desire to follow his own path to the stage. The show starts every night with mother & son serving warm samosas to the audience as they arrive! Tickets: Kamloops Live! Box Office, kamloopslive.ca, 250-374-5483. • WESTERN CANADA THEATRE has announced its 2014 – 2015 SEASON. SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: Closer than Ever, Sept. 11 -17, at Pavilion Theatre; Driving Miss Daisy, Oct. 9 – 18, at Sagebrush Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher, Nov. 27 – Dec. 6, (Sagebrush); Liberation Days, Jan. 22 – 31, (Sagebrush); 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, Feb. 19 – 28, (Sagebrush); The 39 Steps, March 26 – April 4, (Sagebrush); Are we Cool Now?, April 16 – May 2, (Pavilion). FAMILY SERIES: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites, Nov. 17, (Sagebrush); Bird Brain, May 23 & 30, Pavilion. SPECIAL EVENT: High-Wire Festival, Oct. 29, 30 & Nov. 1, (Pavilion). For full descriptions, visit WCTLIVE.CA. Season subscriptions at Kamloops Live! Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or kamloopslive.ca. • The Laughing Stock Theatre Society of BC presents its production of DINNER AND DRINKS, a fresh new adult comedy by Todd Sullivan, April 25 & 26 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre Theatre, 1250 Rogers Way. *For mature audiences only: Coarse language, sexual themes.* Dinner at Preston’s Restaurant & the show: $36. Show only: $16. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Curtain: 8 p.m. Tickets at: Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or www. kamloopslive.ca. FMI: www.thelaughingstock.ca. • The Kidney Foundation of Canada BC Branch, D&G Tire & Auto, Central Salvage & SD 73 are hosting a SCRAP METAL DRIVE RECYCLING EVENT, April 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at D&G Tire & Auto, 423 Mount Paul Way. Hot dogs & ice cream for the first 50 guests; prize wheel; the school with the greatest weight per capita will receive part of the profits. (All metals, i.e.: major appliances, hot water tanks, sinks, pipe, tools, ladders, car parts, etc. are wanted; no plastic or waste materials.) Call 250-374-2255. • KAMLOOPS MINOR FASTBALL REGISTRATION at various locations throughout the city. Call Vina Neuman, 250-554-2138 or firstname.lastname@example.org. kamloopsminorfastball.com. • RUBE BAND practises most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. New members welcome. Call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • KAMLOOPS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the 4th Thurs of each month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 – 9 p.m. All are welcome. Call 250-372-5679.
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• KAMLOOPS BURLESQUE FAN FAVES OF 2013 SHOW at The Blue Grotto April 14. Tickets: $5 at the door for this 19+ show. VIP tickets: $10 at Instinct Adornment, 319 Victoria St. (get you ear• NorKam & Brock music students USED BOOKS & CHOCO- ly entrance in to the show & exclusive floor seating before 9 p.m.). LATES SALE, at Northills Mall, Fri. April 4, 5 – 8 p.m.; Sat. April 5, Doors: 8 p.m. Showtime: 9:30 p.m. The Kamloops Burlesque Monthly 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. April 6, 12 – 5 p.m. all books $1; Chocolates $3. Showcase is at the Blue Grotto on the 2nd Thursday of every month. • Western Canada Theatre presents WAITING FOR THE PARADE • The Rotary Club of Kamloops hosts FAMILY DINNERS for less fortunate families at NorKam Secondary school, April 16, 30, May 14 at The Sagebrush Theatre, Last weekend, April 4 – 5. • The Ukrainian Women’s Association hosts its annual EASTER & 27, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. BAKE SALE Sat. April 5, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Ukrainian • LET’S GET TOGETHER, a musical social event & open mic/jam/ Orthodox Church, 1044 Eighth St. (new location); handicap acces- dance, Wed. April 16, & Thurs. May 15, at the Stage House Theater, sible. Ukrainian Easter breads & baking; Ukrainian Easter eggs & egg 422 Tranquille Rd., for all ages. Open mic: 7 – 10 p.m.; dance: 10 – 11 writing supplies; Ukrainian ceramics; perogies, cabbage rolls & sau- p.m., to the music of Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band, & friends. Admission: free, $2, $5, $10 or other. sage. Call Donna, 250-376-0581. • Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary BAZAAR & BAKE • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: April 18 – 21, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. SALE April 12, 8 – 11 a.m. at Eagle Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd. Table (last admission: 3:30 p.m.): EASTER EGGS-CITEMENT, featuring Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan on April 19; Uncle Chris the Clown; rentals: $10 & $15. Call Janet, 250-376-1370. • Brock Central Lions Club annual COOPERS FOOD LOTTERY. pancake breakfast; Easter egg hunts; bouncy castles & paintball Eight prizes totalling $2,300 in food certificates. Only 4,800 tickets target shooting; scavenger hunt; colouring contest; Family Farm; printed. Tickets are $5/3 from Brock Lions Club members, Coopers Wildlife Express miniature train; silent auction in support of building Clover’s new habitat! FMI, call 250-573-3242 ext. 226 or 259. stores or by calling Victor, 250-554-8031. • BC WILDLIFE PARK RAFFLE to raise money to build the habitat for • HIPPITY HOPPITY HOORAY, first annual Community Easter Egg Clover the Kermode bear. There are a number of valuable & unique prizes Hunt, Sun. April 20, 2 – 5 p.m., at St. Andrews On The Square, 159 Seymour St. Crafts, ponies; reptiles; photo opportunities (bring your camerup for grabs. Tickets: $5 from the BC Wildlife Park. Draw date: April 21. • Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League EASTER BREAD & BAKE as); & much more. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Kamloops SPCA. SALE Sat. April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catho- • SWEET ALIBI, a six-piece soulful folk-pop band, will perform at Red lic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd. Paskas & Babkas (Easter breads); fresh Beard Coffee, 449 Tranquille Rd., Tues. April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Doors: 7 baked cabbage rolls; potato & cheddar cheese perogies; homemade p.m. Tickets: $20 from Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483. • POKOTILLO UKRAINIAN DANCERS PYROHY DINNER baking. Bitaemo! Everyone welcomed! • GORDON GORE CELEBRATION DINNER. The Big Little Sci- FUNDRAISER Fri. April 25, at 423 Tranquille Rd. (Odd Fellows ence Centre invites the public to attend a special evening of celebration & Rebekahs Hall), 6 – 8 p.m. Dinner includes pyrohy, kobasa, salad, in recognition of its founder, Gordon Gore, who is retiring from the beverage & dessert. Prices: $8/small dinner; $12/large dinner with centre, Sat. April 12; 5 p.m. at The Dunes banquet room, 652 Dunes borscht. FMI & tickets, call 250 374 - 5734 or email hoyabyrd@ Dr. Tickets: $40/adult; $25/students (elementary, high school & univer- gmail.com. Pick up tickets at the door. Everyone is welcome! sity) at Big Little Science Centre by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND, with a reperCost includes dinner followed by presentations & social time. RSVP toire of ‘50 & ‘60s classics, R&B, roots & country, originals & more, will perform at the Inlander Pub, 2020 Falcon Rd., April 26 at 9 p.m. by March 30 to Jennie McCaffrey, 778-220-8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Kamloops Symphony BARB’S USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE, April • Kamloops Symphony presents the BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL, 5 – 19 at Aberdeen Court, 1150 Hillside Dr., 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon. May 3 – 10. Indulge in a week-long feast of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Full festival passes from Kamloops Live! Box Office; – Sat. 12 – 5 p.m. Sun. Book & music donations accepted April 1 – 19. • FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE, with special guests Dallas Smith and single tickets on sale after April 10. www.kamloopssymphony.com. Chris Lane, will be at the ISC on Fri. April 11. Tickets from TicketMaster. • RON JAMES Take No Prisoners Tour at Sagebrush Theatre, Sage• Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC) presents LET’S brush Theatre, 821 Munro St., Sun. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: KamDANCE, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St., April 12, loops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483, or tickets.kamloopslive.com. Cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. – midnight, Door for dance: • THE COMIC STRIPPERS, a male stripper parody & improv com7:45 p.m. Music by DJ Alan Bruce. Tickets: dinner & dance: $15/ edy show, May 9 & 10, 8 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Conference members; $30/non-members; dance only: $10. Dinner tickets must be Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets: $32; $29/groups of six or more at reserved/paid by April 2, from Francoise, 250-372-3782; Carole, 250- www.kamloopslive.ca, 250-374-LIVE (5483). 554-7078; Zonia, 250-372-0091. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16), at email: email@example.com; website: www.tvasc.ca. the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd., 7 – 10 p.m.; hosted by Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band. No cover. All acoustic musicians welcome. Call 250-376-5115. • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St. (Happyvale 7 years in private practice School), open Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily hands-on fun in the exploration rooms, & interactive science shows Sat. at 11 a.m. Affordable assistance with: & 1:30 p.m. April 5: Magnetism Show, an interactive, fun show that • relationships/interpersonal conflicts explores magnetism & gives you some magnetic magic tricks to try • stress, abuse, depression/anxiety out at home! SPEAKER’S SERIES, April 24, with Dr. David McK• anger, changes/challenges in your life innon, giving a talk on THROUGH ROSE AND OTHER TINTED GLASS: A CHEMIST LOOKS AT STAINED GLASS. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Talk: 7 p.m. Free Lana Mineault, MSW, RSW admission. Refreshments. For all ages, but most appropriate for inter#102 - 774 Victoria Street • 250-374-2100 mediate level children to adults. Call 250-554-2572. Java Mountain News 4 April 4, 2014
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AROUND TOWN • SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Sat drop-in 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Mon 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs 7 – 9 p.m. with available meditation instructions. 433B Lansdowne St. Call Liz, 250-376-4224. • KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. • Kamloops Seniors Activity Centre hosts BINGO every Tues at the Brock Seniors Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. (by Coopers). Doors: 5 p.m. Games: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 19+ event; fully licensed concession. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month (April 9 & 23) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • Kamloops Seniors Activity Centre hosts BINGO every Tues at the Brock Seniors Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. (by Coopers). Doors: 5 p.m. Games: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 19+ event; fully licensed concession.
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• KAMLOOPS SECONDARY 20 YEAR REUNION class of 1994 Aug. 16 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre. Tickets are limited & selling now! Check out kss1994grad.weebly.com for all the events happening on that weekend and to purchase tickets. • LITTLE FORT COFFEE HOUSE at the Little Fort Hall, featuring Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band, May 2. Doors: 6:30, show: 7:30 p.m. Open Mic. Admission: $4, musicians free. Call Bill, 250672-5116. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND will perform at Chances Barside Lounge Fri. July 4, Fri. Nov. 28, 7 – 10 p.m. • PERRY TUCKER will perform at the Celista Hall Farmers Market every 2nd Wed from July 2 – Sept. 10; market hours 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., music every Wed. 10 a.m. – noon. • JMNEWS CLASSIFIEDS. Have an item to sell? Looking for an item? Having a craft fair or bake sale? Place your ad in the Java Mountain News Classifieds section for only $15/week (up to 30 words). Send your information and payment to Java Mountain News, 273 Nelson Ave. Kamloops, B.C. V2B 1M4 or call 250-819-6272 at least one complete week before the event. Pre-payment is required.
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Only in Canada, eh? WEIRD STUFF IN THE NEWS TEACH A MAN TO FISH . . . The Drug Users Resource Center in Vancouver (heralded previously for a vending machine dispensing 25cent crack-cocaine pipes to discourage addicts from committing crimes to fund their habit), launched a program in August to supply alcoholics with beer-brewing and wine-making ingredients to discourage them from drinking rubbing alcohol, hand-sanitizer and mouthwash. The DURC “co-op” sells, for $10 monthly, brewing mix in a pre-hopped beer kit, but eventually, an official said, co-op members will brew from scratch, including boiling, mashing and milling. A civic leader said the program has already begun to reduce crime in areas frequented by alcoholics. • News wires have reported the emerging mainstream treatment (for various bowel disorders) of fecal transplants, in which a healthier relative “donates” via enema supposedly healthier microbes to a sickly patient to normalize intestinal activity. The process, still strange to many patients despite its apparent success, has become so popular that in October Canadian officials felt the need to warn patients not to perform amateur transplants. Said one mother, after successfully having her 10-year-old daughter treated, “I think one day ... we will have fecal-matter banks like (blood banks and sperm banks).”
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Life in B.C. has just got more expensive and advocates say it’s the province’s low-income seniors who will be hit the hardest. Effective Monday and Tuesday, March 31 and April 1 — and it’s no April Fools’ joke — a number of rates affecting British Columbians have been hiked, while some discounts are dropped. 1. ELECTRICITY. BC Hydro rates will be increasing nine per cent on April 1. Last year, the utility set out a plan to raise rates by 28 per cent over five years. According to BC Hydro, British Columbians still have some of the lowest electricity rates in North America, and the April 1 hike will cost about $8 more a month for an average residential customer. 2. POSTAGE. If you’ve already gone out to mail a letter today, you’ll have noticed that the cost of a single stamp to mail a standard-size first-class letter has increased from 63 cents to $1. Stamps are cheaper if bought in packs, but the price per stamp there has still gone up to 85 cents. 3. BC FERRIES FARES. Regular fares are going up another four per cent this year, and BC Ferries is also reducing the seniors’ discount. BC Ferries fares are going up another four per cent, just as they did this time last year. Previously, people 65 and older would walk on for free, from Monday to Thursday. Effective April 1, however, they will be required to pay a half-price passenger fare Monday to Thursday on major and minor routes. They will continue to pay full-price for their vehicles. 4. MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Health Canada has introduced a new licensing scheme for commercial growers and has banned home grow ops as of April 1. New Health Canada rules around medical marijuana production went into effect April 1. A temporary injunction is allowing some medical marijuana users to continue growing their own for now, but many others face higher prices. While Health Canada sold medical marijuana for $5 a gram under the old system, prices under the new system are expected to average about $8 initially. The federal government has predicted competition will make the drug cheaper as more producers enter the market, but that’s little comfort for patients who produced or procured their own supply for pennies a day under the old system. 5. CO-OP HOUSING. Social housing advocates fear much of Canada’s existing co-op housing could vanish if the current federal funding level of $1.7 billion a year dries up once the long-term operating agreements expire between Ottawa and affordable housing operators, all by 2020. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. estimates that as some of the operating agreements come to an end April 1, there will be a $23.3 million decrease in funding. In B.C., the change this year affects 1,500 households. Nearly 200,000 low-income Canadian households in coop and non-profit housing projects depend on federal rent-geared-toincome housing assistance to pay their rent.
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Beaver Valley takes lead in back-and-forth series STORM RESUME TEMPEST TITLE SERIES IN FRUITVALE ON FRIDAY
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks have taken a one-game lead in the best-of-seven series against the Kamloops Storm in KIJHL playoff action for the league championship. The series began in Kamloops March 28 as the two teams faced off against each other for the first time all season. Game 1 saw the Nitehawks draw first blood 3:26 into the first period to take an early 1-0 lead. Mitch Friesen scored for the Storm 6:15 later to tie the game 1-1 after 20. Spencer Schoech made it 2-1 Storm on the power play halfway through the second period, but the Nitehawks fought back and tied it up with 3:44 remaining in the period. Luke Gordon scored what turned out to be the game-winner for the Storm 1:12 into the third frame, then Ryan Keis added an empty-netter with eight seconds remaining in the game for a 4-2 win, taking a 1-0 lead in the league championship series. The following evening, the two teams faced off again at the Sports Centre, but this time the result was in favour of the visitors as the Nitehawks outscored the Storm 6-2. Like they did in the previous night, the Nitehawks struck first, scoring 3:21 into the game. But the Storm came back and took a
2-1 lead after the first period with goals by Brock Balson and Daniel Buchanan. The Nitehawks owned the second period, scoring three unanswered goals and chasing starting goaltender Wade Moyls from the net in favour of Liam McLeod. But a goaltender change didn’t amount to much as the Nitehawks scored two more unanswered goals in the third frame for the 6-2 win, tying the series at 1-1. The series shifted to Fruitvale for Game 3 on March 31. This time Kamloops got on the scoreboard first with a power play goal by Max James halfway through the first period. But the Nitehawks scored two power play goals of their own 52 seconds apart with less than two minutes left on the clock to take a 2-1 lead after the first period. Kamloops stormed out of the dressing room after the first intermission and scored three unanswered goals, two on the power play, from Schoech, Felix Larouche, and Friesen, to give the Storm a 4-2 lead after 40. It seemed the Nitehawks got some life back in them as the third period began, scoring on the power play 1:38 into the frame to get within one goal, but Gordon scored a late-period power play goal to give Kamloops the 5-3 win and take a 2-1 lead in the series. It was a horrible April Fool’s joke on the visitors when the home-team Nitehawks defeated the Storm 5-3 to tie up the series 2-2. The Nitehawks led 2-1 after the first period as the Storm’s only goal of the period – from Addison Bazian – was sandwiched between two Beaver Valley goals. There was no scoring in the second frame. The Nitehawks scored two goals in the first half of the third period to take a 4-1 lead be-
fore Friesen scored two goals in 2:13 to get the Storm to within one goal. Although the Storm pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, the Nitehawks were the ones that capitalised and scored an empty-netter with 21 seconds remaining in the game to take the 5-3 win to tie the series at 2-2. The series returned to Kamloops for Game 5 on April 3, in a game that saw the home team Storm outshoot the visitors 42-29 in what turned out to be a lopsided win for the Nitehawks. Beaver Valley opened the scoring with a power play goal 13:14 into the first frame, then Bazian tied it up for the Storm 5:07 later to tie it up, but the Nighthawks got that one back just 29 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead into the dressing room after 20. The Nitehawks scored 4:21 into the middle frame to make it 3-1. That third goal warranted a goaltender change for the Storm as McLeod came in to relieve Moyls. But the goalie change did nothing to stop the Nitehawks as they scored two short-handed goals in 2:46 to give them a four-goal lead. Gordon
scored a power play goal for the Storm with 26 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 5-2 after 40. The Nitehawks got all the lucky bounces in the third, scoring three goals in 7:04 before Ian Chrystal answered back for the Storm, but it was too little too late as the Nitehawks rolled over the Storm 8-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks have given the Kamloops Storm their toughest ride to date in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs. With the victory in Games 4 and 5, the Nitehawks became the first team in the KIJHL playoffs to win more than one game against the Storm. Both the Sicamous Eagles and the Osoyoos Coyotes managed just one victory apiece against Kamloops, while the 100 Mile House Wranglers were shut out by the Storm in the divisional final. The two teams are in Fruitvale April 4 for Game 6. Should the Storm win, Game 7 will be played in Kamloops April 6 in a 7 p.m. Sunday game.
Safeway discontinues club card loyalty program
So long, club card. Safeway is dropping its membership program, which means that starting Friday shoppers won’t need a card to take advantage of store specials. The move could prove challenging for competitors who still use loyalty cards, but it remains to be seen what long-term impact it will have. “We’ve done an immense amount of research with our customers, asking them what’s really important to them and what they would like to see,” explained Betty Kelsey from Canada Safeway. “It’s always hard to predict the future of what other grocers might do.” Shoppers media spoke to say they’re welcoming the change, as it means less cards to haul around. Safeway will still run contests, but customers will qualify by swiping their Air Miles cards instead.
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Ex-hockey coach sentenced to one year in teen sex case KAMLOOPS WOMAN PLEADED GUILTY IN FEBRUARY TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR
PUTTING IT ALL BEHIND HER. Chanelle Petrie speaks outside B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops where her former hockey coach was sentenced to a year in jail for sexually exploiting her.
Petrie, now 18, said she came forward and agreed to have the publication ban protecting her identity lifted to encourage other women in similar circumstances to speak out.
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SENTENCED. Heidi Ferber, a former hockey coach in Kamloops, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and admitting to an affair in 2010 with a 15-year-old player.
Former Kamloops hockey coach Heidi Ferber has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the affair she started with teenage hockey player Chanelle Petrie. During sentencing, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Hope Hyslop said Ferber took every opportunity to have sex with Petrie over several months. Ferber sobbed as she apologized to the teen she sexually exploited, the youth’s parents who trusted her, and her own family. Petrie, who was in the courtroom to hear the sentence, said it’s the end of a chapter in her life. “It’s like a huge weight was lifted off my chest and I feel like now it’s finally time for me to put this behind me and to start using it to get my life going,” she said after the verdict. Petrie said she doesn’t know if she can forgive Ferber for the sexual exploitation that robbed her of her youth. In addition to her one-year sentence, Ferber will also have to serve 18 months of probation once she is released from jail. She is also ordered not to have contact with anyone under the age of 16 and will be registered as a sexual offender. The Crown had asked for a sentence between nine and 12 months in jail for Ferber. The defence had asked for 90 days to six months, to be served on weekends.
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Chanelle Petrie was only 15 in 2010 when her team’s assistant coach, Ferber, who was then 39 years old, began a sexual relationship with her. “I trusted her a lot and she took advantage of that, so trust is a pretty hard thing for me now,” Petrie said. She said Ferber was a great hockey player and she considered her to be a role model. The young hockey player eventually told a counsellor and her parents about what was happening. Ferber was then charged with sexual exploitation and sexual interference with a person under the age of 16. Earlier this year, Ferber pleaded guilty. That’s when Petrie, now 18 and living in Calgary, asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge for a publication ban on her name to be lifted. The law provides for an automatic ban on the publication of names in sex cases, to protect the identities of the victims. Petrie, who still plays hockey with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans women’s team, says she wanted the publication ban lifted because she wants other young people who have faced abuse to know that it’s OK to speak out. “You don’t have to be ashamed of yourself,” she said. “You did nothing wrong. That’s a huge message that I think really needs to be put out there.”