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Friday, March 28, 2014

Storm win conference title in five games FACE NITEHAWKS FOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Kamloops Storm have clinched the Okanagan Shuswap conference title after defeating the Osoyoos Coyotes four games to one in their best-of-seven series. After being shut out 3-0 in game 1 at home, the Storm went on to defeat the Coyotes 4-2, 5-2, 4-1, 6-2 to take the conference championship. Game 3 saw the Storm in Osoyoos, where they beat the Coyotes 5-2. Daniel Buchanan scored twice and had an assist while Spencer Schoech, Addison Bazian, and Ian Chrystal each scored one. Wade Moyles stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced in the win. In Game 4, which was also in Osoyoos, the Kamloops stormed over the Coyotes 4-1. Josh Rasmussen, Chrystal, Max James, and Luke Gordon each scored in the effort. Moyls was stellar in goal, stopping 27 of 28 shots.

The series returned to Kamloops for Game 5, which was played Sun. March 23, at the Sports Centre. James opened the scoring on the power play with his first of two goals of the game 2:15 into the first period to take a 1-0 lead after one. The second period belonged to the Storm as they scored three unanswered goals. Rasmussen scored 1:50 in to make it 2-0, then Brock Balson made it 3-0 12:56 in. Mitch Friesen scored his first goal of the game – a shorthanded goal – with 1:14 remaining on the clock to make it 4-0 after 40 minutes. The third period saw the Coyotes make a goalie change with Joseph McLeod replacing starter Lawrence Langan between the pipes. The Coyotes got on the scoreboard halfway through the period but Friesen got that one back – his second goal of the game – 1:50 later. James scored on the power play to make it 6-1 with less than seven minutes remaining. The Coyotes got a power play marker with 48 seconds remaining to make it 6-2 Storm. The Storm outshot the Coyotes 64-25. Moyls stopped 23 of the 25 goals, earning his fourth win in five playoff starts, and aintaining a 1.35GAA and an 85.2 save percentage. After the game, the Storm were

GOAL! Kamloops Storm forward Brock Balson shoot a howitzer past Osoyoos starting goalie halfway through the second period. The goal turned out to be the winner in the Storm’s 6-2 win over the Coyotes. Amanda Makortoff photo

presented with the Okanagan Shuswap conference title banner, which was then raised to the rafters. The Storm now face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks four the league championships. The Nitehawks took the Kootenay conference title by defeating the Creston Valley Thundercats 4-1 in their series. The best-of-seven

championship series begins Friday with Games 1 and 2 being played March 28 and 29 at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. Games 3 and 4 will be played in Fruitvale on March 31 and April 1. Should additional games be required, Game 5 will be in Kamloops April 3, Game 6 in Fruitvale April 4, and Game 7 in Kamloops April 6.


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AROUND TOWN • NorKam & Brock music students USED BOOKS & CHOCOLATES SALE, at Northills Mall, Fri. April 4, 5 – 8 p.m.; Sat. April 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. April 6, 12 – 5 p.m. all books $1; Chocolates $3. • Western Canada Theatre presents WAITING FOR THE PARADE at The Sagebrush Theatre, March 27 – April 5. Set on the home front during World War II, this bittersweet play is a reflective look at war from the point of view of the women left behind. • The Kamloops Symphony presents A PERFECT BLEND at TRU Alumni Theatre, March 29. The perfect blend of oboe & bassoon with piano in a recital of exciting music created to showcase the unique beauty of this ensemble. • The Ukrainian Women’s Association hosts its annual EASTER BAKE SALE Sat. April 5, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1044 Eighth St. (new location); handicap accessible. Ukrainian Easter breads & baking; Ukrainian Easter eggs & egg writing supplies; Ukrainian ceramics; perogies, cabbage rolls & sausage. Call Donna, 250-376-0581. • Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary BAZAAR & BAKE SALE April 12, 8 – 11 a.m. at Eagle Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd. Table rentals: $10 & $15. Call Janet, 250-376-1370. • Brock Central Lions Club annual COOPERS FOOD LOTTERY. Eight prizes totalling $2,300 in food certificates. Only 4,800 tickets printed. Tickets are $5/3 from Brock Lions Club members, Coopers stores or by calling Victor, 250-554-8031. • BC WILDLIFE PARK RAFFLE to raise money to build the habitat for Clover the Kermode bear. There are a number of valuable & unique prizes up for grabs. Tickets: $5 from the BC Wildlife Park. Draw date: April 21. • CINEPLEX FAMILY FAVOURITES. $2.50 movies (taxes included) Saturday mornings: March 29: Monsters vs. Aliens. • Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League EASTER BREAD & BAKE SALE Sat. April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd. Paskas & Babkas (Easter breads); fresh baked cabbage rolls; potato & cheddar cheese perogies; homemade baking. Bitaemo! Everyone welcomed! • 4th annual ABSOLUTE AMAZING RACE fundraiser hosted by the Westsyde Community Development Society, May 3 – 4. Register as one of the 24 teams of two, and like the TV show, race around Kamloops to complete various physical & mental challenges for a chance to win one of two travel packages. Deadline: March 28. www.race.westsyde.info. • On Sat. April 5, the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Long Blades and PacificSport are hosting a CELEBRATION TO WELCOME HOME OUR 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS ATHLETES & OFFICIALS, silver medalist Jessica Hewitt; slalom & alpine skier Elli Terwiel; Dianne Barker, international technical official for curling; & Jan Antons, equipment manager for the bronze-medal-winning 2014 Men’s Olympic Sledge Hockey Team, at McArthur Island Sports Centre on the Olympic ice sheet from 12 to 2 p.m. • GORDON GORE CELEBRATION DINNER. The Big Little Science Centre invites the public to attend a special evening of celebration in recognition of its founder, Gordon Gore, who is retiring from the centre, Sat. April 12; 5 p.m. at The Dunes banquet room, 652 Dunes Dr. Tickets: $40/adult; $25/students (elementary, high school & university) at Big Little Science Centre by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Cost includes dinner followed by presentations & social time. RSVP by March 30 to Jennie McCaffrey, 778-220-8101 or jennie@blscs.org. • Kamloops Symphony BARB’S USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE, April 5 – 19 at Aberdeen Court, 1150 Hillside Dr., 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 12 – 5 p.m. Sun. Book & music donations accepted April 1 – 19.

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Horoscopes March 31 - April 6, 2014 You’re fired up with plenty of enthusiasm to make changes or take life in a new direction. Some surprising opportunities may present themselves as well. Place boundaries on any changes. Look at building something slowly rather than doing it all quickly. Tidy up obligations, however annoying they may be. This may mean more than you realise when it comes to someone else, esp. if they’re in a position to recommend you in some way. Something of benefit may turn up unexpectedly that’ll require you to have a clear head as things get very busy. You’ll likely have to go back over some details from the past because matters were never fully completed or an error becomes evident. You may also realise it’s time to take better care of your health. The past will have influence somehow. Either you want to return to a past situation or a past issue returns. Be mindful of being too generous of yourself in relation to the responsibilities you handle. You may have the chance to alter something you realise you shouldn’t have taken on or some new obligation may suddenly be put your way that you shouldn’t be too quick to accept; it may prove very draining. Future opportunities that can allow you to alter your life considerably may suddenly be seen – don’t move forward on it yet. You’re learning something, in some way, whether it’s study or not. You’re now getting to a stage where knowledge gained from this is pointing to future prospects. It’ll be easy for you to put yourself in someone else’s position. This is fine if you want to talk something over where it’s been difficult to make progress in the past. Be careful about any sacrifices they may expect you to make as they can be secretive about other things they plan to do, come what may, that you may not like.

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Someone else can become restless & inclined to act on impulse to change things or create a new direction, esp. if they feel you have too much control of circumstances. Be cautious about what anybody new in your life may expect you to take on or help they want you to give them. You may suddenly realise that to get things in order to adequately cope with the way you can see things developing in the future will require changes on a daily basis. It’s an excellent time to alter habit patterns, as well as incorporating something out of the ordinary. You’ll believe the risk is mentally worth it. You can be lucky in ways you least expect. Even so, don’t allow yourself to be talked into taking risks you normally wouldn’t take, esp. if it involves money. Many matters in life aren’t entirely clear or ready to move to the next stage yet, so that any luck right now cannot alter these situations dramatically. Home &/or family matters can produce some surprises. A degree of rebellion may be involved. Be mindful of maintaining control of your own circumstances – others won’t not be putting sufficient boundaries in place. This may encourage or require you to discuss your important priorities. New ideas can emerge rapidly, perhaps even surprising you. You may also decide to take up some sort of learning as a means of providing new opportunities. There may also be a lot more running around that you may realise there are too many things you’re trying to fit into the day. Focus on balance. You have the opportunity to gain a clear vision of practical things you need to aim to develop in the future. This may also include something that’s involved you in the past or something you need to finish off from the past. Follow your own instincts where finances are concerned & be mindful of taking a sensible approach.

THUMBS UP. Team BC skip John Morris hams it up with fan Shayne Makortoff during a meet-and-greet at the Brier. The firefighter was happy to answer Shayne’s questions about his chosen career. Amanda Makortoff photo

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AROUND TOWN • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St. (Happyvale 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. & 1:30 p.m. March 29: The Spectacular Light & Colour Show. Call 250-554-2572. • Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC) presents LET’S DANCE, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St., April 12, Cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. – midnight, Door for dance: 7:45 p.m. Music by DJ Alan Bruce. Tickets: dinner & dance: $15/members; $30/ non-members; dance only: $10. Tickets for dinner must be reserved/ paid by April 2, from Francoise, 250-372-3782; Carole, 250-554-7078; Zonia, 250-372-0091. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; email: tvasclub@gmail.com; website: www.tvasc.ca. • ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RELAY FEST. The Kamloops Track & Field Club hosts its annual ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RELAY FEST Wed. April 2, at the Tournament Capital Centre. Relays begin: 3:15 p.m. aPublic welcome. Call Joan Cowden, 250-377-4586. • FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE, with special guests Dallas Smith and Chris Lane, will be at the ISC on Fri. April 11. Tickets from TicketMaster. • 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 early entrance in to the show & exclusive floor seating before 9 p.m.). Doors: 8 p.m. Showtime: 9:30 p.m. The Kamloops Burlesque Monthly Showcase is at the Blue Grotto on the 2nd Thursday of every month. • The Rotary Club of Kamloops hosts FAMILY DINNERS for less fortunate families at NorKam Secondary school, April 16, 30, May 14 & 27, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. • HIPPITY HOPPITY HOORAY, first annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, Sun. April 20, 2 – 5 p.m., at St. Andrews On The Square, 159 Seymour St. Crafts, ponies; reptiles; photo opportunities (bring your cameras); & much more. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Kamloops SPCA. • 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. • SWEET ALIBI, a six-piece soulful folk-pop band, will perform at Red Beard Coffee, 449 Tranquille Rd., Tues. April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 from Kamloops Live Box Office, www. kamloopslive.com, 250-374-5483. • FUN LAUGHTER FRIENDS EVENTS: Sun. March 30: Quiche & Fresh Fruit Brunch; TBA: Plant Exchange. House & yard plants or slips, vegetables. Camping: contact for more info, laugh2014@shaw.ca & events locations. • 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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Spring heralds tick season

The arrival of warmer weather means many of us are spending more time outdoors. The change in weather also brings out ticks – small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease. “Ticks are most often found in tall grass and wooded areas so covering up before you head outdoors and checking for ticks on yourself, your children, and your pets after being outdoors are simple things that go a long way to prevent tick bites,” said Jennifer Jeyes, Interior Health (IH) Communicable Disease specialist. The most common tick species in the IH region is the wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), which does not carry the Lyme disease bacteria. The wood tick can carry other diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, although it’s very rare. Some ticks also have toxins that can cause temporary muscle weakness and paralysis if attached for several days, but the symptoms fade once the tick is removed. Signs of many tick-borne infections can be quite similar and include fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash. The tick species that carries Lyme disease (Ixodes pacificus) is more common in the coastal areas of B.C., but may also be present in low numbers in the Interior region. Less than one per cent of Ixodes ticks in B.C. carry Lyme disease. In addition to fever, headache, and muscle pain, people infected with Lyme disease will often develop a rash that looks like a “bull’s-eye” target and expands from the site of the tick bite. “Most tick bites do not result in illness; however, all tick bites should be cleaned, as infection can occur whenever there is a break in the skin,” Jeyes added. “It’s important to watch for signs of ticktransmitted illnesses. Anyone who experiences a bull’s-eye rash or other symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible.” Other precautions include: • Walking on cleared trails when in tall grass or wooded areas. • Wearing a hat, long sleeves, pants, and light-coloured clothing. • Tucking pant legs into socks or boots. • Applying insect repellent containing DEET on uncovered skin. • Carefully checking clothing and scalp (covered or not) when leaving an area where ticks may live. • Having a shower after returning from areas where ticks may live. To reduce ticks from entering your home and yard, try these steps: • Keep your lawn short and remove any fallen leaves and weeds. • Keep a buffer area such as wood-chip or gravel border between your lawn and wooded areas or stone walls. Any play equipment or play zones should be kept away from wooded areas. • Trim tree branches to allow more sunlight in your yard. • Keep wood piles and bird feeders away from the house. • Widen and maintain trails on your property. If you find a tick on yourself, a family member, or pet, wear gloves and gently remove it. Needle-nose tweezers can be used to gently grasp the tick close to the skin. Without squeezing, pull the tick straight out. Be careful not to crush the tick as this could cause it to inject its stomach contents into your skin. After removal, clean the area with soap and water. If you have concerns or need assistance removing a tick, please contact your family doctor or visit a walk-in medical clinic. March 28, 2014


AROUND TOWN • Kamloops Symphony presents the BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL, May 3 – 10. Indulge in a week-long feast of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Full festival passes from Kamloops Live! Box Office; single tickets on sale after April 10. www.kamloopssymphony.com. • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: April 18 – 21, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.): EASTER EGGS-CITEMENT, featuring Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan on April 19; Uncle Chris the Clown; pancake breakfast; Easter egg hunts; bouncy castles & paintball target shooting; scavenger hunt; colouring contest; Family Farm; Wildlife Express miniature train; silent auction in support of building Clover’s new habitat! FMI, call 250-573-3242 ext. 226 or 259. • RON JAMES Take No Prisoners Tour at Sagebrush Theatre, Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St., Sun. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483, or tickets.kamloopslive.com. • THE COMIC STRIPPERS, a male stripper parody & improv comedy show, May 9 & 10, 8 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets: $32; $29/groups of six or more at www.kamloopslive.ca, 250-374-LIVE (5483). • 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. • 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. • 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 MINOR FASTBALL REGISTRATION at various locations throughout the city. Call Vina Neuman, 250-554-2138 or kmfa2011@yahoo.ca. kamloopsminorfastball.com. • 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.

• 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. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (April 7), hosted by Jim Marshall at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd., 8 – 10:30 p.m. All acoustic musicians are welcome; song selections will rotate. Call 250-376-5115.

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Consumer Protection BC seeks victims of Options Credit Services Canada Ltd.

Following an investigation into a Chilliwack, BC-based debt pooler, Consumer Protection BC is asking for all consumers financially impacted by the business practices of Options Credit Services Canada Ltd. and its owner Don Antle to come forward. Evidence gathered through the investigation into Options Credit Services Canada Ltd. led Consumer Protection BC to freeze the business’ bank accounts and suspend its licence in December 2013. Earlier this

week, Consumer Protection BC announced that Options Credit Services Canada Ltd.’s debt pooling licence has been cancelled as the business was found to have breached several sections of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Debt Collection Industry Regulation. Have you been financially impacted by Options Credit Services Canada Ltd.? • Fill out the Debt Pooling Claim Form found at http:// www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/images/content/inquiries/dc_security_claim.pdf.

• If you have questions about this claim form, contact the Consumer Protection BC Inquiry Centre at info@ consumerprotectionbc.ca or 1-888-564-9963. A backgrounder on debt pooling in B.C., as well as other tips, information and a list of BC-licensed debt poolers, can be found on Consumer Protection BC’s online portal at www.debtrightsbc. ca. All recent Consumer Protection BC enforcement actions are also published on Consumer Protection BC’s corporate website, www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.

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