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Friday, June 13, 2014
Vol. 9 No. 1
JMNews celebrates nine years! Itâ€™s been nine years since the first issue of Java Mountain News hit the streets, and a lot has happened with us since then. From its fledgling start with a limited run and distribution area, Java Mountain News has become the paper to turn to for information on whatâ€™s happening in and around town. Our readership has more than quadrupled and our print run has gone up more than 150 per cent. Our distribution has tripled since we first hit the streets in June 2005. When we began nine years ago, the paper was only delivered to a few select businesses in and around the Northills Mall. We now distribute on both the North Shore and South Shore. We now offer weekly horoscopes; an Around Town section, which expands from the pages of our print issue to our online issue; a Market Report; sports â€“ from Blazers and Storm hockey to recreational baseball and soccer to BC Lions football, and so much more; entertainment, featuring local talent as well as national and international events such as the Rockinâ€™ River Music Festival and Sturgis Canada Music Festival and All-Makes Motorcycle Rally.
Kamloops Got Talent auditions begin June 26
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And who hasnâ€™t enjoyed reading the antics of Lizsa Bibeauâ€™s children as they grow up before our eyes in her Mommyisms column! We also like to hold ticket giveaway con-
June 26 marks the start of auditions for BC Living Artsâ€™ presentation of Kamloops Got Talent, which replaces previous yearsâ€™ Kamloops Idol. Auditions will begin at Aberdeen Mall and will finish up with semifinals and finals being held at Riverside Park on Canada Day. Contestants can enter in a variety of talent categories and age groups: adult (ages 18 and over); teen (13 to 17); mini (5 to 12); silly human tricks (all ages).
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JAVA MOUNTAIN NEWS! A look back at the first issue of Java Mountain News, which hit the streets in a limited run on June 17, 2005. File photo
tests for our readers for the music festivals and events we promote during the year; right now in our pages, you can enter to win tickets to the Rockinâ€™ River Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 7 to 9 in Mission, as well as full event pass to Sturgis Canada, which takes place Aug. 21 to 24 in Merritt. We are back to publishing on Fridays, with special publications on Thursdays to accommodate holiday and work scheduling. And we are now on the Internet and have our own FaceBook page, with loyal readers tuning in not only in Kamloops and across the province, but also across Canada, throughout the United States and as far away as Australia and Great Britain. Itâ€™s been a long haul and weâ€™ve persevered. And that is largely in part thanks to our loyal readers and our advertisers. Without both we couldnâ€™t have survived.
The first round of auditions takes place at Aberdeen Mall June 26 and 27 beginning at 4 p.m. and June 28 at 10 a.m. Semifinals take place at Riverside Park at the BC Living Arts booth/stage on Canada Day beginning at 10 a.m. Finals take place July 1 at the Rotary Bandshell from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each round of competition will be judged by a panel of experts from various genres of the performing arts. All contestants will
be judged on the following criteria: stage presence, originality, overall performance, overall talent, audience appeal, and professionalism. Prizes will be awarded to the top talent in each category. Register for auditions before June 25 at Leeâ€™s Music, 1305A Battle St. Competitor may register on the day of the auditions at a higher fee. For detailed contest rules and registration forms, visit www.bclivingarts.ca.
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Horoscopes June 16 - June 22, 2014 From now – mid-July you may find yourself in a position to get agreements in place that may not have worked in May. This may also be the case with any decisions you wanted to make on a personal level. You may feel your financial position is more favourable right now, making it easier to see your way ahead. Much can open up for you but with this there can be more choices than you know what to do about. Gaining a clear idea of long-term outcomes may be rather difficult & this would warn you not to jump into anything too optimistically. You’ll need to re-assess your finances to maintain a balanced position. You can find yourself having to either complete or revisit a situation that came up in May. If you thought then that you’d made final decisions on personal matters you may now discover there’s more to do from now – mid-July. Your natural skill to be able to weave things together in clever ways can come to the fore. Utilise them. Many things will be swapping around that personally involve you. You may have had a particular path in mind so far in June only to discover you now need to retreat & review. It may also involve bringing something to an end so you can move ahead with new opportunities that are presenting themselves. You can find yourself busy with friends or anything that involves you with a group of people from now – mid-July. You may also reconnect with people you haven’t seen in a while. It’s also a good time to re-assess important priorities; then your life will be launching into a new 12-year cycle. You may need to revisit obligations you were dealing with in May & thought had been sorted. This may be a tussle between being responsible for your own needs rather than allowing others to put you under pressure to make things easier for them. Weigh up what will produce greatest balance in your life in the long term. Based on pressures you had to deal with in May you’re now being given the opportunity, to mid-July, to re-assess your long-term aims. In some ways you’ve felt powerless in being able to move forward but this’ll begin to change. An opportunity can present itself to effectively deal with undue expectations of others. What others really think, expect or want can again become hard to gauge. In early July there’ll be a turning point, though you may not be aware of this ‘til mid-July. You’re still dealing with a waiting game that’s been going on one way or another since Dec. Enjoy light interactions for the moment. Interactions with others will become highly activated from now – mid-July. You can experience more openness rather than secretiveness on their part as well, when it comes to matters of the past. But, they’ll be focussed more on their needs than yours – you’ll benefit from being secretive yourself. Anything you meant to tidy up in May but didn’t complete can now be dealt with to mid-July. It’s also an excellent time to apply your mind to anything that requires an analytical focus, particularly if there’s an element you haven’t fully understood in the past. Social pleasures abound now. Whatever’s worried you or put you in a position to look closer at in a detailed way should now be treated with at an attitude of being prepared to take a chance on things to mid-July. This doesn’t mean risking money but what you have to say or ask for. You have nothing to lose & everything to gain doing this. Go back to what you’ve planned or anything you attempted to get established in May. You may also discover you hadn’t moved on as you thought. You’ll be clearer now on what suits you more with a sense of rebellion at having to accept something other than this. A much broader perspective is possible.
Sturgis North revisited The rumble of motorcycles filled the air as motorcyclists and music enthusiasts from across the province, Alberta and Washington converged on the Vernon Motoplex Speedway last week for the five-day motorcycle rally, trade show and music festival that is Sturgis North. Although attendance was lower than anticipated, organizers said the numbers were good enough that plans are already in the works for the next event. “We had nice crowds and everybody had lots of fun,” said Ray Sasseville, Sturgis North president. “Considering the bitter elements we had (rain Friday and Sunday), it went pretty well. You could always have more (people and vendors), but it’s a growing situation. This is our first year here (in Spallumcheen).” Along with the motorcycles and trade show, the event included biker rodeo games, stunt riders, an incredible Biker Buildoff, daily burnout competitions in Sicamous, as well as daily show ‘n’ shines and charity rides, Cabbage Patch Wrestling, which saw 11 beauties wrestling in a pit of crushed (and soaked) cabbage for a top prize of $1,000, and, of course, musical entertainment from more than 20 bands. Wednesday night saw headliner Jerry Doucette take to the stage in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd, who danced the night away. Following Doucette was Rick Derringer, who played all his old hit and new material before ending his set with “Hang on Sloopy,” a song he wrote when he was only 17 and went to the top of the charts in the summer of 1965. Thursday saw mid-‘70s bluesrock band Foghat rock the stage. Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd Friday night when Kamloops’ own Henry Small Band took to the stage and wowed the audience. Then Kim Mitchell walked on stage and rocked the audience with his hits. Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company, closed out the night
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with Bad Company hits along with songs from his latest album Circus Bar, including “I’m Back.” The sun shone on Saturday as Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd took to the stage and played to a packed house. Gilder stated that he hadn’t played a concert in the Vernon area since he was a kid. He played almost all his hits. The audience was well warmed up when The Guess Who were introduced, and they rocked the entire night away. Drummer Garry Peterson, the only original member of the band, told the audience stories of how and when specific songs were written and recorded. Lead singer Derek Sharp was able to hold his own with songs that Burton Cummings made hits out of for the Who. Sunday proved to be trying for everyone involved as first wind and rain then a few thunderstorms rolled through, putting the performances on the final day in doubt. But the show went on, although the Stampeders’ performance was postponed for about 45 minutes while one of the storm fronts passed. Despite the rain the band rocked the audience. After a quick change-over, Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats rocked the stage with his stand-up bass and rockabilly sounds, much to the delight of the audience, who were all huddled in the VIP sky box out of the elements for Rocker’s set. CONTEST TIME If you know a deserving person or family that would love to attend the four-day festival at no cost, including free camping, send us their story to email@example.com, the Sturgis Canada Rally Facebook page or to firstname.lastname@example.org. All winners will be announced one week before the event. For privacy concerns, names of nominator only will be posted, not the families. Also enter our Ugliest Bike contest for a chance to win a fourday pass to javamountainnews@ yahoo.ca, the Sturgis Canada Rally Facebook page or to info@ sturgiscanada.com.
AROUND TOWN • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: DO IT FOR DAD fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC, June 15. Registration: 8 – 9 a.m. Event start: 9:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast, entertainment, a 5K walks, draws, & more. Free parking. Call 604-574-4012 or 1-877-840-9173. • BC LIONS 2014 SPRING TRAINING CAMP, continues to June 19, at Hillside Stadium. For a full schedule of events, go to www. bclions.com/page/training_camp. • 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. • LET’S DANCE, hosted by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC), June 21, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by the classic country & rock band, Transplant. Door prize, 50/50 raffle, spot dance. Tickets: $10, from Zonia, 250-3720091, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Ed, 250-374-2774. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; email: email@example.com; website: www.tvasc.ca. • MULTI-FAMILY FATHERS’ DAY YARD SALE, Sat. June 14, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allen Dr. (corner of Hugh Allen & Hwy 5A). Be sure to bring Dad for sports & fishing gear, tools, gadgets, books & more. Something for everyone! • CITY OF KAMLOOPS WATER PARKS (Riverside Park, Albert McGowan Park, McDonald Park & Prince Charles Park) are now open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Call 250-828-3551. • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St., 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. & 1:30 p.m. Fri. June 13: Lego & Construction Day: Open during teachers strike day. All day, Lego & other great construction materials out for creative building. Sat. June 14: Flight & Kite Day. 10 a.m. – noon: Mark Betuzzi radio controlled aircraft demonstrations. 1 – 4 p.m.: Don Bouffard’s fantastic trick kite & Q&A about flight. All day: make your own kite, fly your own kite brought from home, & to try out flight-related exhibits! Call 250-554-2572. • HUGE CHARITY BOOK & RUMMAGE SALE, Fri. June 14 & Sat. June 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1980 Fleetwood Ave., with all proceeds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE. Tons of treasures priced to sell for a great cause. Together we can find a cure! Contact Jacki, 250-579-0195, or Avonjacki@gmail.com. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month (June 18) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031.
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IN MEMORY. The Maple leaf flies at half mast outside the Kamloops RCMP detachment Tuesday afternoon during a service to honour Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Const Douglas James Larche, and Const. Dave Joseph Ross, the three Mounties killed in Moncton, N.B., on June 4. Two other Mounties were shot and injured. About 250 people attended the service, including local officers, many dressed in Red Serge, first responders, politicians, and the public. Judi Dupont photo • THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 730 Cottonwood Ave., is in need of a few volunteers for its front desk/reception area to do a 4-hour weekly shift, as well as some to fill in in an on-call capacity when people are sick, on vacation etc. Call Jo-Ann, 250-376-4777. • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL presents DRALION at Interior Savings Centre Dec. 24 – 28 for 7 performances only. Wed. Dec. 24, 4 p.m.; Fri. Dec. 26, 4 & 7 p.m.; Sat. Dec. 27, 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 28, 1:30 & 5 p.m. Tickets on sale June 20: adults/$45 – $145; children (12 & under)/$36 – $126 at ISC Box Office, 300 Lorne St., www. cirquedusoleil.com/dralion, www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (June 16), at 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. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • Project X Theatre presents X FEST 2014, at Prince Charles Park, July 23 – Aug. 9, with two fantastical plays, both adaptations of beloved children stories, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Last of the Dragons by Edith Nesbit. Follow Project X Theatre on Twitter (@projectxtheatre) and Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates. • BC Living Arts & the Brownstone Restaurant present their third THEMED DINNER OFFERING: A HILLBILLY BBQ, July 6. Tickets: $50. Call Alan Corbishley, 250-819-7373, or Connie at the Brownstone, 118 Victoria St., 250-851-9939. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • 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.
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AROUND TOWN • KAMLOOPS FARMERS MARKET at the 400-block of Victoria Street, every Wed. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 7 – Oct. 29. • KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. • 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. • 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. • THE BC WILDLIFE PARK is offering an exciting KIDS DAY CAMP on June 18 due to the teachers’ strike from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for kids aged 6 – 10. Agenda: crafts, games, birds of prey & snake encounters, cougar feeding, miniature train, playground & splash park, snacks. Cost: season’s pass-holders: $40/day; non-pass-holders: $45/day. Register at To register: http://bczoo.org/kidscampsage6to10.htm. SUMMER KIDS CAMPS. New WILDLIFE RANGERS day camps, exciting kids’ science day camps designed to instill enthusiasm & an appreciation for wildlife * nature for ages 10 to 12, Thurs. July 17 & Aug. 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore wildlife & their habitats through interactive educational programs & activities. Wildlife Ranger participants receive a free camp T-shirt! Agenda: animal encounter, games, snacks, miniature train, birds of prey show, behind-the-scenes tour, grizzly bear & cougar encounters. Cost: Season’s pass-holders: $45/day; non-pass-holders $50/day. Discounts: $5/day discount on payments received at least 14 days prior to camp date. Register at http://bczoo.org/kidscampsage10to12.htm.
The Markets Market closes for Thursday, June 12, 2014 DOW JONES 16,734.19 -109.69 pts or -0.65% S&P 500 1,930.11 -13.78 pts or -0.71% NASDAQ 4,297.63 -34.30 pts or -0.79% TSX COMP 14,909.63 +17.50 pts or +0.12% Canadian Dollar $Cdn $US BoC Closing Rate 0.9213 1.0787 Previous BoC Closing Rate 0.9202 1.0798 Rates provided by Colin C. Noble BA (econ) RHU CLU CHFC CFP Chartered Financial Consultant. Phone 250-314-1410 “Long Term Care Insurance ... you can’t stay home without it!”
Friday June 13
Chance of Showers 24° | 14° P.O.P. 60%
• 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. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND will perform at Chances Barside Lounge Fri. July 4, & Fri. Nov. 28, 7 – 10 p.m. • AT SUN PEAKS: THE WESTCOAST LUMBERJACK SHOW, fearless skills & daredevil displays, blending humour, heroics, & showmanship. June 28 & 29. Sat. 11– 11:45 a.m. & 3 – 3:45 p.m. Sun. 11– 11:45 a.m. & 2 – 2:45 p.m. Fun for all ages. Free admission. Call 250-578-5542 or email email@example.com. SUMMER KICK-OFF featuring Mountain of Beer & Chili June 28 – 29, featuring fire truck display, rock climbing wall, performances from clowns, bouncy castle, kids’ zone face painting, live music & more! Phone: 1-800-807-3257 ext 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SUN PEAKS & REGION FARMERS’ MARKET, June 29 – Sept. 9, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Sun Peaks Resort. SUNBURST EXPRESS CHAIRLIFT June 27 – Sept. 1, daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. servicing the bike park, alpine hiking trails, & sightseeing. • LET’S DANCE, hosted by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC), July 19, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by Strange Brew. Tickets: $10, from Zonia, 250-3720091, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Ed, 250-374-2774. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; email: email@example.com; website: www.tvasc.ca. • WESTERN CANADA THEATRE 2014/2015 SEASON. 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). 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). Subscriptions: Kamloops Live! Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or kamloopslive.ca.
ADVERTISING PAYS TO ADVERTISE HERE, Call Judi at 376-3672 or 819-6272 or fax 376-6272 OR E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 273 NELSON AVENUE KAMLOOPS, B.C. V2B 1M4
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Chance of Showers 20° | 13° P.O.P. 60%
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Scam targets owners of missing pets
CHARACTER HATS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: NEWBORN, TODDLER, YOUTH, ADULT. ALSO BLANKETS, SLIPPERS, BOOTIES, SCARVES, MITTENS, ETC. WILL MAKE TO SUIT. CALL JUDI TO ORDER
Kamloops RCMP are warning the public about a heartless scam that is targetting people that have lost their pets. Police have been notified that people who have posted ads online or put up flyers in neighbourhoods, have been receiving phone calls from a male caller indicating that he has their pet. While the scammer doesn’t actually have the animal, he knows specific details about each pet from the ads, and demands the monetary reward offered. Police say the scam has been reported four times, and in one case, money actually changed hands, according to Cpl. Cheryl Bush. She said that in at least once instance, a pet owner did an etransfer to the caller, and when they went to pick up their pet only to realise they had been scammed. “This is very devastating to the pet owners who get their hopes of having their pet returned,” Bush stated. “We advise people not to engage in this kind of transaction no matter how tempting it may be. Always meet in person and insure they have your pet, then offer payment.”
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Big koi fish making a splash at Boundrary Dam Reservoir SPECIES TYPICALLY FOUND IN FISHPONDS SHOWING UP AT SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN WATERWAY
“Game of Thrones” cancellation hoax spreads on Facebook A message is spreading on Facebook that claims popular HBO fantasy television series “Game of Thrones” has been cancelled. Users are prompted to click on a link from “Googonline.com” to learn more. Of course, the message is a hoax designed to piggyback off the show’s large viewership and the rabid online discussion it creates. When users click on the link, they are directed to a website that tells users that their Java plug-in needs to be updated. The hoax page then offers a “download” of Java Version 7 Update 25, though what’s actually being offered is likely malware. As pointed out by Graham Cluley, the anti-virus expert who uncovered the scam, the version of Java that the webpage is offering isn’t even real. “Even if Java Version 7 Update 25 was the latest version of Java (which it isn’t – at the time of writing, Java Version 7 is at Update 60, and Java version 8 is at Update 5),” he stated. “You should always be wary of downloading updates from anything other than the official website. Chances are that this download is malicious, and designed to infect your computer.” Scams like this one play on the “click-bait” factor of big, bold headlines and what’s popular in culture. However, one look at the phony URL the message purportedly represents should be enough for users to know it’s a hoax.
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BIG CATCH. Boundary Dam is stocked with large-mouthed bass and other fish, but not koi like this brute. Officials think pet owners are slipping them in when they get too big for the backyard pond. Submitted photo
Some mighty big fish are being landed at the Boundary Dam Reservoir near Estevan, Sask. — and people are expressing surprise. They’re koi fish, a species that is neither native to Saskatchewan, nor among the species that the reservoir is stocked with. Recently, Landon Polk caught himself a 30-pound (13.6-kilogram) koi and then, a little later, one that weighed 20 pounds. “I thought it was pretty weird,” said Polk, who had been looking for a large-mouthed bass before shooting the koi with a bow and arrow. “People’s goldfish swimming around here?”
Conservation officers told him they suspect the fish had been a pet that got too big for a backyard pond before being placed into the reservoir. Jennifer Merkowsky, a fisheries biologist with the Environment Ministry, said there’s a warm-water outflow from the dam that’s likely kept the big fish alive over the winter. Koi are bottom-feeders and can stir up sediment, something that’s not good for other fish in the reservoir, she said. The government is telling people not to put invasive species like koi into provincial waterways, she said.
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Thoughtful gifts for your music-loving dad Gift ideas for Father’s Day are always welcome. So if you know that your dad has a special interest, like music, here are a few options with a personal touch that won’t break the bank: • Summer Concert Tickets. We’ve all heard the same answer when asking pops what he wants for Father’s Day and as nice as “quality time with you” sounds, he would probably enjoy some QT even more when paired with his favourite tunes. There’s no shortage of classic hit-makers touring this summer with Canadian dates, including: Aerosmith with Slash, Beck, Boston with Cheap Trick, Dave Matthews Band, Billy Joel, Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper, Alan Jackson, Rod Stewart with Santana and James Taylor so grab a pair of tickets online and treat him to a night out. • Music on the Road. It’s possible that dad already has an inac-
tive SiriusXM radio installed in his vehicle so why not buy him a one year subscription to enjoy his favourites from every decade and genre? Whether he’s a classic rock kind of guy who hasn’t bought an album since 1986, a Parrothead who would rather spend his time in Margaritaville or the kind of guy that prefers fishin’ in the dark to Nitty Gritty, there’s something for him.
Doesn’t have a satellite radio installed? Pick one up with an easy-to-install vehicle kit at any major retailer across Canada. • Re-live the Magic. From a Gene Simmons-signed KISS t-shirt to Lou Reed’s guitar pic, scour eBay, Etsy or local indie record stores for music memorabilia that will have dad feeling like a kid again. You may not be able to ever get him a meet-and-greet
with Chuck D or Joe Strummer, but this will be the next best thing. • Wireless Luxury. For the musiclover who is a bit more tech-savvy, what about a Sonos wireless speaker system so he can enjoy his tunes in every room of the house? All controlled from one app, he can play what he wants over a dedicated wireless network, including his music library, SiriusXM Internet Radio and podcasts using his smartphone, tablet or computer. It may be the only day you all let him listen to whatever he wants, so why not make it special? Whichever way you choose to bring some music into your dad’s life on Father’s Day, the best present you can give is enjoying it with him. So forego the usual eye roll and hunker down to hear about when music was “actually good” . . . you might even learn something. –NC
Gather around the grill this Father’s Day It’s all about remembering Dad’s favourites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection.
ORANGE-GINGER BABY BACK RIBS 5 lbs baby back ribs Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 4 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. grainy mustard 3 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. orange juice 2 tbsp. Asian chili sauce 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp. ginger Grated zest of an orange Salt and pepper Preheat barbecue on medium and turn down to low. Prepare ribs for aside until ribs are ready to remove from foil. Gently heat the sauce on the side burner for 10-15 minutes before using. grilling by removing the membrane from the underside of the ribs. Carefully remove ribs from foil and place on grids. Baste generousPrepare several foil envelopes and place 2 strips of ribs into each ly with sauce, and grill for 10 minutes per side, leaving the lid open, envelope, with 1/4 cup of water and seal tightly. Cook for 2-2 1/2 turning several times, and basting with sauce after each turn. hours on low (300°F) with the lid closed. Check the thermometer on Heat remaining sauce to a boil and then allow it to simmer for 5 -10 the front of the grill lid frequently and adjust the cooking temperature accordingly. This may require turning one or two burners off and minutes and serve on the side as a dipping sauce. Find additional recipes and grilling tips online at www.broilkingcooking indirectly. bbq.com. To prepare sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and set Java Mountain News 8 June 13, 2014
BC RCMP support National Water Safety Week In support of National Water Safety Week, June 7 to 14, the Kamloops RCMP are working to raise awareness and provide advice on how to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe while playing in or near the water. While most water-related accidents occur in the summer time (May through August) when the weather is warm and the water is an inviting playground, water-related deaths occur year-round. According to the Canadian Drowning Report 2013 Edition, the second biggest seasonal increase in reported accidental drownings occurs during the winter months because of accidental deaths involving walking on frozen bodies of water (more than 52 per cent) or involving recreational snowmobiling (more than 39 per cent). Other statistics from the Canadian Drowning Report are consistent with the BC Coroners Service Accidental Drowning Deaths 20082012 Report: • Half (51 per cent) of fatalities between 2006 and 2010 occurred on the weekend (Friday to Sunday) and half (49 per cent) during the week (Monday through Thursday); • The majority of deaths occur during daytime hours between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m.; • The biggest increase in drownings is among “Baby Boomers” between the ages of 50 and 64 years; • The risk-taking age group between 18 to 24 years old continue to have the highest water-related death rate of any age group in Canada
at 2.2 per 100,000 population; • The vast majority of drowning victims continue to be men. Each year, eight out of 10 drowning victims are male. Between 2008 and 2012 in British Columbia, 81.1 per cent of drowning victims were males, which is slightly under the 83 per cent rate across the country; • The leading risk factor contributing to accidental drowning among the high risk groups (Baby Boomers/seniors and young males) seems to be the reluctance of wearing a life jacket. Most of these water-related accidents are preventable. Below are some tips on how to play it safe on the water so you and your loved ones can avoid a tragic ending to your outing. • Don’t push your limits when playing in water. Many drowning instances we have seen over the years have been as a result of fatigue and being too far from shore; • If you cannot swim stay out of the water; • Wear a personal flotation device. This is always a good idea for kids and adults alike. They could save lives and are the best defense for surviving cold-water shock and hypothermia; • Do not put your feet in fast moving water that is deeper than the length of your arm. If a foot becomes entrapped by rocky bottom in deep water, the current will eventually push the swimmer over face first into the water; • Remember alcohol and water don’t mix.
Water safety for children The RCMP remind the public to always be mindful of young children around water such as backyard pools, kiddie pools and bathtubs. Backyard pools are the number one location where children under five are most likely to drown. In most cases, the young victims were alone at the time and wandered into the water accidentally. Be mindful it only takes one inch of water for a small child to drown, and it often happens within a few seconds and silently. Tips to reduce the risk of drowning: • Install a four-sided fence with a selfclosing/latching gate around the home pool;
• Ensure rescue equipment such as a life preserver or long pole are available nearby pools; • Always stay within arm’s reach of your child when playing in or near water; • Never leave your child unattended, not even for a moment to grab your phone or answer the door; • Put your child in swimming classes. If you or your child’s guardians such as grandparents do not now know how to swim, take the time to learn as well; • Know first aid and CPR; • Young children and weak swimmers should always wear life jackets in or around water.
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