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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dollarama recalls butterfly-shaped LED lights Dollarama has issued a recall on a set of its LED lights due to a fire hazard. This recall covers LED lights in the shape of butterflies with product code 14-3032472 and Universal Product Code (UPC) 667888173877. The product is made up of 10 multi-coloured plastic butterflies (pink, blue, yellow and green) strung along a 2.1-m cord (7 feet). The product operates on two AA electric batteries, which are not included. The lights can spark or catch fire when the batteries are inserted or while the lights are in use. Five incidents in which the products produced sparks or caught fire have been reported to Dollarama. Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these LED lights. Approximately 19,836 of the lights were sold at Dollarama locations across Canada in February and March. Customers should stop using the lights immediately and return them to the store for a refund; a receipt is not necessary for the refund. Please note: under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, recalled products cannot be redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada. For more information, consumers may contact Dollarama by telephone at 1-888-755-1006 ext. 1000 or by email on the Dollarama website under the heading “Contact Us.”

RECALLED. These LED lights in the shape of butterflies were sold in Dollarama stores across Canada in February and March. They have been recalled due to fire hazard concerns healthycanadians.gc.ca photo

North Shore coffee shop set for changes

A NEW LOOK. An artist’s rendidtion of what Red Beard Roasters will look like after undergoing reno changes.

Red Beard Roasters on Tranquille Road is well known for its coffee, but in the coming weeks it will be transforming itself into a trendy craft beer café. The renovations will also allow for a full menu of food items, as well as a bike rack outside that will fit up to 50 bicycles. “This is a way for me to bring in some of the beers I want to drink and put them on tap,” stated Red Beard Roasters Coffee House co-owner, Mitchell Forgie. “So we’re going to reflect that in our beer menu. There’s going to be 10 draft taps that are going to change all the time.” The cafe will still serve its coffee, but with ten new craft brews on tap, customers will be able to select from a range of local and international flavours. “We are going to start with a 10 per cent imperial stout . . . and an award-winning nine per cent imperial beer,” Forgie related. “We’re going to take Kamloops beer to the next level.”


CAMPING WORD SEARCH

Working mom blues

Lizsa Bibeau

Mommyisms

is independently owned and operated and published weekly by Racin’ Mama Productions.

Publishing Editor: Judi Dupont Reporter/Photographer: Judi Dupont, Lizsa Bibeau Sales: Judi Dupont Production & Design: Judi Dupont Deadline for advertising and editorial copy is 4 p.m. Wednesdays for publication on Friday (except when Friday is a holiday, then deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesdays for publication Thursday). Submissions are gratefully accepted but Java Mountain News reserves the right to edit all material and to refuse any material deemed unsuitable for this publication. Articles will run in the newspaper as time and space permit. Letters to the Editor must be signed and have a phone number (your phone number will not be printed unless so requested). The opinions expressed herein are those of the contributors/writers and not necessarily those of the publisher, Java Mountain News, Racin’ Mama Productions or the staff. All submissions become the property of Java Mountain News. Any error that appears in an advertisement will be adjusted as to only the amount of space in which the error occurred. The content of each advertisement is the responsibility of the advertiser. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

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I’m sure I’m not the only one that had a day that seemed like it just wasn’t ending – when from the crack of dawn to sunset (in spring/summer months), you’re running around crazy. Add kids to the mix and the chaos exponentially multiplies. I had such a day, this week. At the crack of dawn, I wake up to get ready for work. Sometimes, I am rushing. Sometimes, I get to relax and enjoy breakfast with the kids. But, most mornings, I am rushing, while the kids are hanging off me, wanting some time with me before I leave for work – which includes getting Aubrielle dressed, her hair done, ensuring the kids have their lunches and snacks ready to go (made the night before), and

watching my kids eat breakfast (that they prepared) – as I buzz around the kitchen gathering my lunch (also made the night before) and trying to make a quick shake before I run out the door. And it’s not even 7 a.m. yet. Work is work – and I love it. But, by the time 4 p.m. comes, I look forward to my drive home to mentally relax – and crash. But it’s Tuesday, and Aubrielle has ballet. My husband is working at night (this week) and I have to pick up the kids from daycare, rush to ballet and change Aubrielle in the bathroom where she refuses to go pee first before I put on her tights and tutu. I walked out of the bathroom, leaving her there – until she came screaming after me. She changed, and went to class – while I tried to make small talk with other ballet moms (but really hoping to catch a 10 minute nap), and Zachary played his video games or read a book (I wasn’t paying attention). The coffee I had at 3 p.m. wore off hours ago, and I decided, being an Airmiles junkie, that I had to run to Safeway for 20 times the Airmiles – even though I had done my shopping for the week. Aubrielle was tired and whiny, and so was Zachary.

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Horoscopes May 19 - May 25, 2014 There can be a turning point with regard to someone else. You may discover that both of you have felt under the influence of the other. They may be prepared to be more generous than you expect. Whatever the circumstances, there’ll be a sense of relief for you; toning down any rebelliousness you’ve felt in dealing with this. There are either things that can’t be explained or there’s a need to be careful about what you have to say. If you’ve been asked to keep a secret, ensure you do or it may cause you problems. It’s time to move forward with anything you’ve been procrastinating about with health routines – diet or more exercise. Any sense of being held back should cease, opening life up to enjoyable activities. Don’t be tempted to spend money too freely, particularly when it comes to dipping into money required for practical things that need to be paid on a regular basis. Pleasant surprises can come through involvement with friends or a group of people. You can start to make progress with anything you’ve been trying to get in place since Dec. – March. The more you can enjoy the commitment you need to make, the greater will be your success & progress. Luck comes through being serious & hard-working, not just by waiting. You can sense that things are becoming more stable, even though nothing is obvious yet. You begin to feel more certain of mind or more sure of decisions you need to make. Don’t let activity with friends over the next month distract you from situations you should remain focussed upon. Question obligations that may be expected of you. This may test your resolve to keep your own thoughts or decisions on track. Others will pursue what suits them best – they’re not considering the effect on you. Pay attention & you may find you’ll have a turnaround in relation to focussing on the things you value most. You begin a new 2-year cycle that you thought was taking place late last year. The frustrations & difficulties that have plagued you since early March are turning around. You’ve been through the worst. Now you need to focus on how you plan to move forward. Steadily work on what suits you from now – late July. You’ll have greater confidence when it comes to pursuing future goals. In some ways you may feel you’ve worked on something long enough & now have to let it develop, as it will. There can still be unknown elements to late July but the hold-ups have gone, allowing greater progress. Patience will eventually pay off. Another level of activity involving others will begin to kick in – decide how much distraction you’re willing to accept when it comes to your own priorities. You may also realise how this has become a pattern of late & that it’s time you took a different path – prepare yourself for greater future commitments. Much can expand or go ahead when it comes to approval, acceptance or response from others. Don’t worry about what doesn’t get done at home as a result. There can be more for you to handle than can be easily managed, mainly because you’ve got used to a certain slowness of late – that’s now changing. It’ll become easier to focus on future possibilities mainly through eliminating those things you may not have been realistic about in the past. Much of this can occur because you know you’re not interested in being bogged down with too much detail. You’ve got enough responsibility without adding extra loads. Being able to do your own thing will be paramount. This doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money. You may realise certain pleasures won’t produce the personal satisfaction you’re seeking. Apply a logical viewpoint to what you want from the future; combining the knowledge of what you know can bring pleasure.

A day in the life of a working mommy from page 2 The trip to the grocery store had me gripping the shopping cart – white-knuckled – as I reminded myself that I loved my children and I wasn’t going to just walk out and leave them there. After the fifth time of telling at Zachary to stay away from Aubrielle (while she is in the buggy) because she will whine, scream, and/or kick him if he gets too close to her, Zachary (the older child that should know better, especially when he knows Mommy is about to lose it) grumpily talked back to me stating, “Fine!” – continued to stomp away to the other end of the aisle and hollered back, “Is this far enough away?” (Inhale… Exhale… you love your children – and you chose to go to the grocery store knowing the time of day, and the exhaustion.) Finally, we pile into the car as I start the car and Zachary informs me that I forgot to buckle in Aubrielle (which never happens!). They argue over the water bottle – and hit and scream some more – and my brain is about to explode. I pull into the driveway after 7 p.m. – now over 12 hours after I left home. The kids haven’t eaten yet and I walk into a mess that looks like the dishes have united as an army and are trying to mutiny! It’s official. My head has exploded. But, I gather up all the shrapnel that is my brain into the plastic bags I keep picking up all

over the kitchen (yes, I forgot my cloth bags, too!) – and cook dinner, while trying to get the kids washed up and put their pyjamas on. My day is not over yet. The pizza is cooking in the oven. (Why didn’t I just feed them cereal?) Zachary is doing the dishes. I look at the rat’s nest that is Aubrielle’s hair and realize that she really needs a bath (but not tonight!) and she is crying, whining, squealing and all things that pierce my eardrums because – for the love of god! – she can’t fix her pyjama shirt that is inside out. I look at her cross-eyed until I clued in to what is happening and she finally asks me for help. The kids eat, the dishes are done, lunches are packed (or are they?) – the kids are upstairs in the beds quietly. Oh wait! I spoke too soon as screaming ensues and the kids are running down the stairs – and I still haven’t had my pizza and just look at them and calmly say, “I don’t care. Go upstairs.” (I think Zachary finally understood what kind of mood I was in, when I was so frustrated, that I was calm.) It’s after 8 p.m. And I forgot to take Zachary to his new taekwondo scheduled class. Oh, well. By the time 9 p.m. came, I was in my pink, flannel pyjamas, and trying to dive into my book – to no avail. I put up my white flag in surrender of the day and crashed – hard! The day in the life of a working mom!

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AROUND TOWN • KAMLOOPS CENTENNIAL TRACK & FIELD MEET. The Kamloops Track & Field Club hosts its annual major provincial meet May 16 – 18 at Hillside Stadium. Weight throws begin on Friday at 4 p.m. All other events begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. & Sunday at 8 a.m. Top competitors from across B.C. & Alberta will be competing. The Centennial Meet is also the Zone 2 Trials for the BC Summer Games, which will be held July 17 – 17 in Nanaimo, for Midget age athletes. • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND, May 17 – 19, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn about reptiles with the Reptile Guy! NATURE EXCHANGE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: The theme is “Celebrate Spring!” for students 5 – 17 years. Submit a printed 5x7 photo by Fri., June 6, along with the entry form (http://bczoo.org/docs/photocontestentryform2014-bcwp.pdf). Call 250-573-3242 ext. 226 or 259. • ART CONNECTIONS at The Old Courthouse Gallery, May 1 – 31. A collaborative venture by member artists of the old Courthouse Gallery focusing on spring and Mother’s Day. • THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 730 Cottonwood Ave. PIE NIGHT, Tues. May 20. Come out & enjoy an evening of fun & live entertainment. Cost is $3 for a slice of pie & ice cream with tea or coffee. Phone 250-376-4777. • The Rotary Club of Kamloops hosts FAMILY DINNERS for families at NorKam Secondary school, May 27, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. • 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. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (May 19, June 2 & 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. • 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. • SABRINA WEEKS AND MIKE HILLIARD will be hosting a BON VOYAGE PARTY at the rooftop Sessions at the Kamloops Ramada May 15, 7 p.m. to kick off their cross-country tour. • 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. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month (May 21) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • KAMLOOPS FARMERS MARKET at the 400-block of Victoria Street, every Wed. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 7 – Oct. 29.

COUNTRY CROONIN’. Alberta’s Corb Lund gets the audience hopping with his autobiographical hit “Family Reunion” during his Spring Thaw Tour concert at the Sagebrush Theatre Monday evening. Lund, and his band, The Hurtin’ Albertans played to an enthusiastic, cheering crowd. Judi Dupont photo • GROW YOUR OWN FOOD Tues. & Thurs. 6 – 8 p.m. May 8 – June 10, at TRU Horticulture House #10 & Greenhouse. Do you want to grow your own food, but don’t know where to start? Well then, this is the course for you. Come experience the joy of learning how to grow your favourite vegetables and herbs under the guidance of professional gardener & educator Maria Valana. During this 20-hour course you can expect to learn about garden planning, soil health, seed starting, transplanting, weed management, watering & organic pest control. This course is 50 per cent hands-on learning. By the end of this course you will learn all that is necessary to start, maintain, & eat from your own garden. E-mail communityu@tru.ca. Cost: $275. • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE SPEAKER’S SERIES, Thurs. May 29, with Karla Hoffman, City of Kamloops Integrated Pest Management co-ordinator, speaking on Pesticides – The Good & the Bad. Have a landscape that you can feel good about! Find out how to water properly for plant health, how to choose the right plant for the right place & how to nourish your soil. Common practices, pest problems & treatment options will be discussed. Bring your questions & curiosity & leave with a gardening gift! Call 250-554-2572. • KAMLOOPS MINOR FASTBALL REGISTRATION at various locations throughout the city. Call Vina Neuman, 250-554-2138 or kmfa2011@yahoo.ca. 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.

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AROUND TOWN • KAMLOOPS SPCA BOOK SALE, May 10 – 17 at Northills. • 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. • KAMLOOPS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the 4th Thurs of each month (May 22) at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 – 9 p.m. All welcome. Call 250-372-5679. • KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. • 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. • 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. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND will perform at Chances Barside Lounge Fri. July 4, Fri. Nov. 28, 7 – 10 p.m. • 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.

KCBIA Spring Festival The KCBIA Spring Festival is back again this year but with a twist. This year, the streets won’t be blocked off; instead, the event will focus on filling the downtown’s giant sidewalks & usable public space. This year’s Spring Festival takes place along Victoria Street, and at Gaglardi Square (on Seymour Street), from May 22 – 24. The schedule of events is as follows: • Thurs. May 22: Culture Me Crazy. Live mini murals, live chalk art, TRU, BC Hydro, music, singing bowl meditation, KAC Culture Crawl, pop up art gallery & Body Beautiful special event. These featured events are only the start of the fun on Thursday. Watch for outdoor retail, fun & interactive booths, merchant activities, store promos, entertainment & more throughout the downtown core! • Fri. May 23: Flower Friday. Pop up picnic at Library Plaza, food truck, Kamloops Museum, TRU, BC Hydro, pop up art gallery, outdoor yoga, meditation, live mini murals, entertainment, chalk art & music. Flower Friday is back! Downtown streets will be lined with $5 bouquets of flowers. • Sat. May 24: Fun Day, Sun(ny) Day! Children’s activities, street performer workshop, 4Cats public participation mural, entertainment, outdoor yoga, meditation, drop-in drum circle, Blazers, KAG Art on the Street, performance stage, & more. There will be lots of entertainment & things to do at Gaglardi Park (St. Andrews on the Square), Blenz Plaza, TD Bank Plaza, Library Plaza, Andres Business Plaza & along the 400 block Victoria Street.

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Thursday May 15

Friday May 16

Mainly Sunny 28° | 13° 20km winds

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Chance of Showers 21° | 14° P.O.P. 60%

29° | 13°

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Saturday May 17

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Sunday May 18

Chance of Showers 20° | 12° P.O.P. 60%

Monday May 19

A mix of sun & cloud 22° | 11°

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