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It’s been nearly two years since the city imposed rules regulating the use of cosmetic pesticides, but a rookie city councillor is hoping to toughen the existing bylaw. Coun. Donovan Cavers wants a complete ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides within city limits and has brought forward a motion for today’s (Feb. 14) council meeting. He argues a total ban wouldn’t come at a cost to the city and would be particularly beneficial to the health of children and animals who play in the grass. “It’s not something that’s going to take a lot of resources to accomplish,” Cavers told KTW. The councillor indicated the bylaw would need to consider possible exemptions for businesses like golf courses, but suggested there are effective biological sprays that can produce similar results as their chemical counterparts. The current bylaw, which came into effect in 2010, prohibits a person from applying pesticides on residential land for the purpose of maintaining outdoor trees, shrubs flowers or ornamental plants and turf.

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SOLD! FOR $3.4 MILLION! Canadian family buys most-expensive home in Sun Peaks By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

If you had eyes on the most exclusive address at Sun Peaks, but were just holding off to make that purchase, you are now out of luck. The most-expensive home in the resort community was officially sold on Friday, Feb. 10, to a Canadian family for $3.4 million. The chalet, which was listed through Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, hit the market in December 2010 for $4.3 million. Located on Douglas Court, the 4,500-square-foot full timber-frame home is the ultimate in winter luxury and comes fully furnished, with a wine tasting and theatre room, an outdoor

hot tub and a grand piano. Liz Forster, managing broker at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, said the sale is a sign Sun Peaks has come of age, offering some of the finest resort properties in the world. She noted the family could have bought property anywhere in the world. “They decided on Sun Peaks because this is where they want to be,” Forster said, adding the buyers have frequented the resort and love the mountain. She is unsure if the new owners will be moving to Sun Peaks permanently. In 2010, a home on Sundance Drive sold for $2.2 million, besting the previous most-expensive house, which had sold for $1.5 million. The $2.2-million home sold after

being on the market for only two months. In the case of the latest sale, Forster said a year is a typical time frame for a recreation property, given the current market conditions. It’s also another good-news realestate story for a community on a roll. Last June, the Pacific National Exhibition bought two lots at the Lookout Ridge area in Sun Peaks. Though officials with the exhibition wouldn’t divulge exactly what the properties will be used for because of strict lottery rules, they are expected to be PNE prize homes in the coming years. Forster noted there is interest in other properties in the $3-million range at the resort, which could also be sold in the near future.

If you are not a fan of going for a swim around large crowds and prefer to do your laps in a little more solitude, one city facility has a solution. The city has launched a live-streaming webcam from the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, which will allow patrons to view the activity at the pool from a distance during operating hours. Another webcam has already been up and running in the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) fieldhouse. Jeff Putnam, Kamloops’ recreation-facilities and business-operations manager, said the city decided to install the webcams after getting feedback from TCC members who wanted to see how busy the facilities were at a given time. He noted the pool and TCC run a number of events that could be closed to the public and the webcams allow members to know exactly what is happening without having to drive to the building. Putnam said the webcams can also be used as a marketing tool when the city is dealing with sports organizations or bidding on a major event, rather than touting the facility through a brochure. The city plans to install a third webcam at Hillside Stadium prior to the B.C. Lions training camp in June. Two more webcams will be installed at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre ice rinks in the summer. The cost of the five webcams, including software and installation, is estimated at $13,000. However, any time a camera is used in a public place, concerns tend to be raised over privacy issues. Putnam said the city has met privacy-legislation requirements, noting the cameras only capture video at a long distance so individuals can’t be identified. The video is not being archived or used to monitor TCC staff performance. Putnam noted the TCC already has an internal system that can only be accessed at the request of RCMP. “We’ve met all those tests and we’re really pleased with the results,” he said. To view the webcams, go online to kamloops.ca/ webcams.

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Thief arrested A Quesnel man spent some time behind bars on the weekend after police say they caught him trying to steal a truck at a North Kamloops trailer park thanks to an alert neighbour. Aird said Mounties were called to the 100-block of Venus Drive at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, for a reported theft in progress after a witness

called police to say a man had broken the window of a pickup truck and was trying to smash the vehicle’s steering column. “Officers were onscene within minutes, and the male fled through some hedges and jumped a fence,” Aird said. Mounties tracked him down moments later, less than 100 feet from the truck. Aird said police will recommend charges of attempted theft of a motor vehicle, mischief and breach of recogni-

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Woman found A Kamloops woman with a “high-risk” lifestyle who was reported missing last week was quickly located. Angela Burden, who also goes by the last name Fagan, had not been seen since Feb. 6. Kamloops Mounties issued a public plea for information regarding her whereabouts on Thursday, Feb. 9. She was located the following day.

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Have you noticed the days are getting longer? It seems spring is just around the corner. We have a lot to look forward to here at Royal Inland. Among ongoing improvements, the Medical Device Reprocessing unit renovations are moving forward, as is the helipad expansion project. We anticipate both will be complete this summer. We are pleased to be offering a new service for the most important meal of the day. As of Feb. 29th, Royal Inland will begin offering “breakfast-in-a-basket”. Meal items are transported to the wards, assembled, then served directly to patients according to previously

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First haircut memorable for girl in so many ways By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Tayven Parent decided on a Rapunzel theme for her sixth birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 11. After all, the young girl has been known for her long, flowing locks — just like Rapunzel — for as long as she can remember. But, by the time the party began, that wasn’t the case because the day before, the actual day of Tayven’s sixth birthday, she got the first haircut of her life — all for a worthy cause. “It’s gonna be short,” Tayven told KTW while sitting in a

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Alyssa said Tayven was surprisingly OK with the haircut, even though she’s routinely stopped on the street by strangers and told what beautiful hair she has. “She’s excited and she knows what the cause is,” the beaming mom said. The haircut went off without a hitch. Tayven smiled throughout and about 18 inches of hair was recovered and taken to the Canadian Cancer Society for its Locks of Love program. Tayven now has shoulderlength hair — and another young girl battling cancer will have a beautiful wig.

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Golf as tax deduction favoured MPs think a round should qualify as business expense By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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There is nothing unusual for a business to treat a prospective client to a hockey game or a concert and write off a portion as a business expense. But, it’s been years since the same could be done for a round of golf. A group of 22 MPs in Ottawa would like to change that and has been pushing for legislation to allow a round of golf to be considered a business expense. The idea is scoring aces among the local golf community. Rob Larocque, general manager of Sun Rivers and member of Golf Kamloops, said he likes the idea as long as the tax deduction is equitable. He argued business practices have evolved over time, making it unlikely a business would spend frivolously to play the sport. “You can write 50 per cent off your hockey tickets to entertain clients, but you can’t actually have any tax benefits for any golf where there is probably more business

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being done,” he told KTW. Under current Canadian tax rules, any expenses from golf, whether it be green fees or memberships, cannot be considered a business expense. Businesses can, however, deduct 50 per cent of a meal or entertainment expense. Larocque suggested a tax break would likely benefit Kamloops golf courses in the form of a small increase in the number of rounds played during business hours. He contends golf is a sport ideal for conducting business, given the opportunity for conversation throughout a round. “It’s pretty tough to conduct a business deal while you’re running around playing basketball,” Larocque said. Tourism Kamloops CEO Lee Morris said her organization hasn’t

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she said. McLeod, who calls herself an “enthusiastic golfer,” met with local representatives of the golf industry to discuss the issue. She said she doesn’t see a huge difference between a round of golf and tickets to a hockey game or concert and questioned whether any should be eligible to be claimed for tax purposes. Peter CameronInglis, president of Quantum Business Golf Canada, a company that teaches people how to conduct business through golf, said a day on the course

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RCMP wants public to talk to them By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Kamloops Mounties are proud of the work they have done to lower crime numbers in the Tournament Capital in recent years — and now they want to hear from you about how to keep moving forward. At the City of Kamloops Co-ordinated Enforcement Task Force meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, the city’s top cop said he wants public input into the city’s policing future. “It’s time right now to focus and prepare for the upcoming year,” Kamloops RCMP Supt.

Yves Lacasse told the meeting, announcing the local detachment will host a pair of public meetings ahead of a strategic planning session with city officials. “We’ve seen some very positive results, but we want to tap into the community. What do you want Kamloops to look like and how are we going to get there as a community?” Last year’s crime stats continued the downward trend seen in Kamloops since 2007. Overall, crimes were down seven per cent and crimes against people declined by six per cent.

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Numbers showed a slight increase in property crimes and a 12 per cent hike in drug offences. The latter, Lacasse said, is actually a good thing. “That’s a positive thing,” he said, attributing the increase to enhanced enforcement. Lacasse said he does not want the local detachment to become complacent. “I want to challenge the status quo,” he said. “We need to keep on going and get better.” Public meetings, he said, will likely help things move in that direction. “Policing is the biggest-

ticket item within the City of Kamloops and we want to know what’s important to you.” Lacasse said Mounties will host a meeting with community stakeholders on March 13, which will not be open to the public, but will be open to media. On March 27, the detachment will hold a strategic planning session with the City of Kamloops. At some point before then, Lacasse said, two public meetings will take place, likely at Interior Savings Centre. He said the meetings will be advertised in local media.

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Prostitution strolls declared gone in Kamloops There is no longer a stroll in Kamloops. That was the word on Monday, Feb. 13, from Bob Hughes, executive director of the AIDS Society of Kamloops, at the City of Kamloops Co-ordinated Enforcement Task Force meeting. “That’s a bold state-

ment to make,” Hughes told the meeting, “but I think it’s true.” Hughes acknowledged former areas known to be frequented by prostitutes, both downtown and on the North Shore. He said a section of St. Paul Street was known for street walkers

in the early 2000s, until implementation of red zones in 2007. Many street-level sex-trade workers then moved to an area in the Tranquille corridor. It wasn’t just prostitution, the meeting heard. Along with the sex-trade workers came drugs and violence.

Now it appears strolls are a thing of the past. North Shore Business Improvement Association manager Peter Mutrie said it’s a result of ongoing efforts by police, social agencies and other community organizations. “I don’t think there’s any one answer to this,”

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OMPARED TO THIS past weekend’s atom hockey action at McArthur Island, the NHL games of 2011-2012 have been yawn-inducing. Twelve atom recreational teams met for an iceload of play squeezed between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, with a strong Saanich Braves squad outlasting the Kamloops Sharks (my son’s team ) by a score of 6-2. These Braves were a team to behold and rolled through the tourney with as much ease as their attentiongetting bus likely rolled over the Coquihalla en route from Vancouver Island. As my son noted, wide-eyed and jaw dropping just a bit, these Braves even had matching hockey bags, each with the team logo embroidered on it. For a hockey dad whose gear spills out of the equivalent of a Caillou backpack, even I was impressed with the style in which Saanich travels. The tourney is one of a dizzying number that contribute to the city’s well-deserved title as Canada’s Tournament Capital and added to Kamloops’ reputation as the place to go for such events, organized as it was with precision and perfection. There is nothing like organizers doing all those little things that make nine- and 10-year-old hockey players feel like they are playing in the NHL. Many were the player and parent from Saanich or Chilliwack or Mission or Kelowna or Vernon who was heard marvelling at the McArthur Island layout. One kid, pulling his hockey bag

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MUSINGS from the arena to the vehicle after a Saturday morning game, was heard telling his mom all about the skateboard park and golf course “right here next to the arena!” We use Mac Isle’s rinks every week. We play the golf course all spring and summer and fall. We spend the occasional lazy Sunday strolling the perimeter or riding our bikes. And, soon, we will relax in the sun and watch son and daughter play soccer. It is a remarkable facility, one whose magic for locals needs to be refreshed now and then through the eyes of visitors. • The 2012 Communities in Bloom committee held a pot-luck luncheon at the Kamloops Art Gallery on Monday, Feb. 13, with co-chairs Glenn Grant of the B.C. Wildlife Park and Gay Pooler of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association presiding over the affair. Among the highlights is the fact the committee learned just yesterday it has received a $12,500 federal grant to help with its Kamloops bicentennial

celebrations. It was also revealed the city will indeed compete this year after taking a break in 2011 to mentor Logan Lake in its provincial CIB competition. This year, Kamloops will compete in the international Communities in Bloom competition, the same division in which the Tournament Capital won it all in 2006, besting cities from around the world. In 2010, Kamloops won the national Best Blooming City Award. What does this all mean? Well, aside from instilling pride and making the city look better, Grant noted there are tangible benefits with positive spinoffs that come with having a committee of volunteers promote CIB within Kamloops and beyond. The city is featured on the December page of Home Hardware’s Miracle Network charity calendar, which is sold in Home Hardware stores across the country. Kamloops was also featured in the widely distributed Municipal World magazine. Both of these promo pieces came as a result of the national and international spotlight the Communities in Bloom program has shone on Kamloops. That spotlight will get brighter in 2015 as Kamloops is all but assured of hosting the annual CIB national conference. Read Thursday’s edition of KTW for more information on this year’s competition and how you can get involved. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds

Saturday was World Happy Day. You’re excused if you missed it because it wasn’t marked on the calendar or recognized by the United Nations. In fact, it was really just a publicity stunt to promote a new documentary film, Happy, that tries to answer the age-old question: What makes people happy? Canada ranks as the 10th happiest nation in the most-recent database of happiness, compiled by Erasmus University in Rotterdam. On a 10-point scale, Canadians rate their general satisfaction with life at 7.8. That’s about the same level of happiness felt by Swedes and Panamanians, but a bit worse than Costa Ricans, who rate themselves the most satisfied, happiest people on the planet. And, pity poor Togo, which wallow in its lowly satisfaction score of 2.6, the most miserable place on earth, sadder than Benin, Congo and even Haiti. Curiously, North Korea did not participate in the study; although, given that totalitarian country’s prohibition on individual thought, it’s hard to say whether North Koreans would consider themselves deliriously joyous or profoundly depressed. Their answers would probably hinge upon who was looking over their shoulder as they completed the survey. Of course, any measure of happiness is completely subjective. One man’s happiness could very well be another’s misery. Like David Choe. Who? He’s a graffiti artist who was commissioned in 2005 to do some paintings for the walls at Facebook’s first headquarters. Instead of cash, he opted to take his payment in stock. He’s now worth an estimated $200 million. But he’s not happy about it. “I can never buy back my privacy,” he told a TV interviewer. Which just goes to prove the old adage — money can’t always buy happiness.

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Re: Letter: Gifted students deserve funding, too: “International Baccalaureate is not a program for ‘gifted’ students. “IB is considered college-prep, not college-level, and is inferior to advanced placement courses and exams that garner far more college credit. “International Baccalaureate is an non-governmental organization of UNESCO. “IB is a philosophy designed to transform the culture of the school. “People need to look past IB’s glossy marketing and 10-syllable label and realize there are better, less-expensive academic options for students in public schools.” — posted by Lisa McLoghlin

Re: Christmas comes early for art student: “So proud of you, Samantha!” — posted by Shirley Jones

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I hope these children who are troubled with alcohol don’t just get breathalyzed and kicked out of school. Hopefully, the Kamloops-Thompson board of education will implement some sort of support or contact the proper organizations that know how to deal with these sort of problems, for we can’t expect teachers to handle such situations. Lest we forget, these poor teachers are already underpaid and overworked. Andrew Gardner Kamloops

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Editor: Re: (‘Breathalyzers to be used in schools?’ Feb. 7): Kamloops-Thompson board of education members need to have their heads examined. Breathalyzing children in school? At what age are we talking about? Five, 10, 15? How many reported incidents last year were there of kids coming to school under the influence of alcohol? Probably far fewer than teachers com-

Editor: What is the Official Community Plan for Aberdeen? How much money did the City of Kamloops spend to develop infrastructure in Aberdeen before a concept of the proposed Ajax mine was a reality? We are paying for an upgraded watertreatment plant and water and sewer facilities to service Aberdeen. As taxpayers, we just spent $3.6 million to build a new fire hall to service the Aberdeen area and future housing developments. As Kamloops taxpayers, we have the right to know what it will cost to upgrade or build out new infrastruc-

ing to school still feeling a bit rough from the night before. So, now we chase our older kids away from school if they experiment with alcohol, as a lot of us did in our youth. Maybe the kids who are coming to school intoxicated from alcohol will start coming to school under a different substance, just so teachers can’t stick something in their mouth and invade their personal space. I will not permit my children to be administered a breathalyzer test.

ture to other areas in Kamloops if residential development is stifled in Aberdeen. If the mine was to proceed, it is realistic to believe local developers will limit their investment and not build toward the urban growth boundary of Aberdeen. Who wants to live that close to a mining operation? What will it cost to build and bring new sewer and water lines, utility pumps and uplift stations, roads, intersections, bridges, schools and community centres to the North Shore (Batchelor Heights) and/ or other outer areas? Like all municipalities, the City of Kamloops is in the business to grow residen-

tially, but who is going to pay for this? Where is the city going to get this money? Will the city borrow it when economic forecasts predict the cost of borrowing money will no longer be a singledigit endeavour? It wouldn’t be unrealistic to estimate it would cost taxpayers up to a half-billion dollars to build this type of new infrastructure (including a new bridge to the North Shore). Essentially, the residents of Kamloops will be left with a hefty bill because local tax revenue from the proposed mine is calculated to be $125 million over 23 years. This doesn’t make sense as there appears

to be a shift in wealth from the residents of Kamloops to a foreign interest. The mine will not pay for these upgrades because it would not be economically feasible. Remember — this estimate does not include the loss in property values to homes in Aberdeen and Sahali. If the property-value loss was included, the total economic impact to the residents of Kamloops could total $1 billion. Keep in mind that a loss of property values in Aberdeen and Sahali would shift the elevated tax burden to other residential areas in Kamloops. The only way to determine if the mine is

warranted is to conduct an economic/social feasibility assessment. However, it is interesting that, while the federal and provincial governments have offered a public-input comment period to residents of Kamloops, my understanding is this is based only on the environmental assessment. Why haven’t the governments requested public input and comments surrounding social/economic issues? Please pressure your local municipal, provincial and federal politicians to complete a social/economic feasibility assessment for the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine. Jennifer Turner Kamloops

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Make no mistake — Iran is committed to ending Israel

“Nicole and Matt, you have amazing girls!” — posted by Debbie Griffin

Editor: Re: Bill Ligertwood’s letter of Feb. 9 (‘Imminent war with Iran about control of oil’): Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorsed a new doctrine explaining

why it would be legally and morally justified to commit genocide and wipe Israel off the map. The article was written by Khameini’s close adviser, Alireza Forghani, and endorsed by the supreme leader, whose writings played a

critical role in its drafting. The article has since appeared on numerous Iranian government and military websites. “Israel is a cancerous tumour in the Middle East,” the article on the ultra-conservative Farsi-

language Alef news site said. “Israel is a satanic media outlet with bombers. Every Muslim is required to arm themselves against Israel.” Ligertwood should go to Iran and learn more about the thinking

of the people in power there. For Ligertwood’s sake, I hope he is not a homosexual and I hope he does not have relatives living in Tel Aviv. Natalio Abrudsky Miami, Fla.

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With a month left before the deadline, more than half of city council candidates have filed their campaign expenses from the last civic election. Candidates have until March 19 to file or pay a $500 fine. They get an additional 30 days to still file but, if they miss the second deadline, they won’t be eligible to run in the next civic election. So far, 14 council and two mayoral candidates from the Nov. 19 election have filed their expenses. Topping the list for most-expensive councillor campaign is Nelly Dever. According to candidate expenses listed on the City of Kamloops website, the rookie councillor spent $7,601 on her way to sealing up the last spot on council with 6,852 votes. Dever received $7,600 in campaign contributions, including $500 donations from Argo Road Maintenance, Quinn Developments and 7779 Ventures, also known as Chances Gaming. She was one of a handful of candidates to receive contributions from Chances Gaming, along with Tina Lange, Dino Bernardo and Peter Milobar. Marg Spina sprung $6,143 for her successful re-election bid, all but $825 coming from her own pocket.

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It was a group devoted to saving Tobiano after the resort went into receivership last summer, but the effort got little in the way of help for its cause. More than six months after launching, the Save Tobiano group has decided to back away from efforts to take over the course. “There wasn’t big enough support within the community at this point to pursue it any further,” said Peter Cameron-Inglis, who was spearheading the group. Save Tobiano was being led by a Kamloops company called Quantum Business Golf Canada, which is a division of another company, Canada’s Mastermind Development Corporation. Inglis said there wasn’t a lot of cooperation between his group and current appointed receiver, The Bowra Group, in terms of requests for information. He noted the website savetobiano.ca, which was used as a tool to gather ideas to determine if there is interest in the community with respect to saving the course, will stay online for now. Inglis isn’t sure why interest in the course was low, but did surmise it could be a reflection of tough economic times. “It just needs more people to buy into the

vision of what can happen there,” he said. Besides trying to get community support to take over the course, the group had several ambitious ideas of its own for the award-winning track. One idea was to turn Tobiano into an international business golf-training centre — offering a combination of a golf vacation to business individuals, but at the same time offering businessgolf training. The group also proposed a water taxi that would link Tobiano to other golf courses in Kamloops by an 18-person river jet boat. Before Christmas, representatives from the Bowra Group noted there were still no takers for the financially struggling development. The resort was put on the market in September, with a deadline for offers set for the end of that month, but there were no significant bids. Officials with the receiver indicated, despite the lack of interest, the resort will continue to operate. Word of the resort’s financial woes broke last June, after the real-estate side of the resort and golf course was ordered into receivership by a B.C. Supreme Court. Pagebrook Inc. and Kamlands Holdings Ltd., companies owned by developer Mike Grenier, owe the Bank of Montreal debts totalling about $26 million.

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A GLOBAL CELEBRATION Tanya Dikaryeva (left) adjusts a vehok, a traditional Russian headdress, for singer Maryna Skrypnyk during an international showcase on Friday, Feb. 10, at Thompson Rivers University. TRU held its annual International Days last week, celebrating the multi-cultural nature of its student body through food, workshops, guest speakers and entertainment. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Local authorities are stepping up their presence and making some changes in and around the area of a downtown Kamloops elementary school after concerns were raised by parents. The City of Kamloops received a letter from parents at Stuart Wood elementary, who have been worried about activity in the park adjacent to the schoolyard on Third Avenue and St. Paul Street. Jon Wilson, the city’s community safety and enforcement manager, said he’s been in contact with police about the issue and Mounties, bylaw officers and city parks staff are doing what they can. “We’re increasing patrols in that area,” Wilson said at the Co-ordinated Enforcement Task Force meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, adding the city’s parks and recreation department also removed benches that had apparently become a hub for undesirables. The meeting heard the biggest problem in Memorial Hill Park, according to the parents, was intoxicated people in close proximity to the school. It’s hoped that will be eased by the removal of some park benches. Wilson said they might be relocated to another part of the park.

Increased foot patrols in the park are also expected to help, but ASK Wellness executive director Bob Hughes took issue with that strategy. “Maybe we should be trying to come up with a broader-based response,” he said, claiming random foot patrols could infringe on the “libertarian rights” of people in the park who aren’t breaking any laws. “It’s a problem with

stereotyping people and not having a more holistic response.” Another issue for parents is speeding near the school. Kamloops RCMP Insp. Jenny Latham said the detachment is aware of the problem and working to stop it. “We do have our traffic members out there monitoring speed,” she said. Stuart Wood is also apparently a haven for taggers and

graffiti artists. Ronnie Bouvier, the head of the Kamloops graffiti task force, said she’s been out at the school cleaning up walls and signs a lot in recent weeks. “We’re having a lot of vandalism, graffiti on the signs,” she said. “For the last three Sundays, we’ve been seeing the same thing.” The city task force will likely revisit the Stuart Wood issue at its next meeting in May.

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IM BOZON SPEAKS the language of love and the Frenchman’s union with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers has been nothing short of amorous. Yes, that’s right, he’s French, not Swiss — “Everyone says I’m Swiss, but that’s wrong,” Bozon told KTW — and there’s been nothing neutral about his play this season. The 6-foot-1, 178-pound left-winger has shifted into high gear playing on a line with centre Colin Smith and right winger JC Lipon. That trio has combined for 173 points, 73 of them goals. Bozon, with 27 goals and 56 points, has drawn the attention of many an NHL scout. Things, though, could have been very different for the 17-year-old, whose family calls

Lugano, Switzerland, home. Bozon’s first choice was to play in the Ontario Hockey League, and the talented winger’s agent, Rollie Thompson, did his due diligence trying to make that happen. But, it was Blazers’ general manager Craig Bonner who trusted Thompson’s appraisal of the playmaking winger and Kamloops drafted Bozon 27th overall at the 2011 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. “I saw that last year they were last in the standings,” said Bozon, who is shacked up with Blazer forward Dylan Willick’s family, which moved to Kamloops from Prince George last summer. “I said, ‘Oh, maybe it’s not a big team to play for, but it’s still good for me to play in the CHL.’” The Blazers have done a 180-degree turn since the end of the 2010-2011 campaign.

Kamloops occupies first place in the Western Hockey League entering tonight’s home game against Edmonton. They have indeed become a “big team” for which to play. Bozon, a huge reason for the turnaround in the Tournament Capital, was ranked 39th in the mid-term NHL Central Scouting rankings, which were released in January. “For a guy like me who came here and nobody knew about me, a French guy, it’s not that bad,” Bozon said. “But, for me, it’s not good enough.” Good enough would be classified as a first-round draft pick, said Bozon, whose father, Philippe, played with the St. Louis Blues in the first half of the 1990s. The gifted winger — who showed off his hands with a gravity-defying puck-waving shootout attempt at the CHL/

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NHL Top Prospects Skills Competition in Kelowna earlier this month (watch it online at http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=154241) — has been approached by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. “They are the most interested,” Bozon said of the Blackhawks, whose amateur scout, Darrell May, has been keeping tabs on Bozon. “They said I’m the style of player that they want to have in their team.” The Blackhawks, should they escape their current slump and play anything like last year’s rendition of the squad, might wind up with a late firstround pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, scheduled for June 22 and June 23 in Pittsburgh, but Bozon has plenty to take care of in Kamloops before then. XSee FAN A19

@ Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 Interior Savings Centre, 7 p.m. In the lineup tonight for the Blue and Orange will be Brendan Ranford, the WHL’s player of the week for the period ending on Sunday, Feb. 12. The 19-year-old forward racked up eight points, three of them goals, in two wins over the Kelowna Rockets and a 5-1 trouncing of the Tri-City Americans. Ranford, a Philadelphia Flyers’ draft pick, is 10th in league scoring with 32 goals and 72 points. The WHL’s fifthleading scorer, Michael St. Croix, will suit up tonight for the Oil Kings.


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Oh, what could have been for skip Brian Windsor’s Kamloops Curling Club (KCC) rink. The River City foursome — Windsor, his son Adam at lead, with Brad Thompson playing third and Mike Smith at second — posted a 2-3 record and were eliminated from the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Parksville. All three of the Windsor rink’s losses came in extra ends. “It’s a little frustrating because it certainly could have gone differently,� Windsor said. Jim Cotter’s Kelowna rink topped Brent Pierce’s Royal City quartet 7-5 in the

final to win gold at the 16-team tournament, which adapted a tripleknockout format for the first time in its history. Cotter will represent B.C. at the Tim Hortons Brier, which runs from March 3 to March 11 in Saskatoon. Windsor opened the tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 5-4 loss in the 11th end to Jay Tuson’s Victoria rink. Later on Thursday, Tom Shypitka’s Creston rink edged Windsor 7-6 in the 11th end. Windsor twice staved off elimination with wins over Ron Vanderstar’s Smithers rink, 9-2 on Thursday, Feb. 9, and Darren Heath’s Vernon foursome, 6-3 on Friday, Feb. 10. Tuson put the final nail in Windsor’s coffin with an 8-7 win on Friday afternoon.

“Overall, the guys threw at a high level and probably what cost us in the end was the subtle little things that you get from playing more together,� Windsor said. “You make the slightest error and those teams make you pay.� Each member of the Windsor rink plays in the KCC Super League, but they are not all on the same team. The Windsors are members of an A&Wsponsored outfit, while Thompson and Smith play for B A Dawson Blacktop. “Because we haven’t played together regularly, there are lots of tiny little communication things that pop up,� Windsor said. “The only games we had together were playdowns.� The Windsor rink posted a 6-1 record at

a regional playdown in Vernon to book its ticket to provincials. If there is one problem with the newly adapted triple-knockout system, said Windsor, it’s that it does not prepare B.C.’s teams for the Brier. The national championship is a round-robin format tournament with a page-playoff system. “I think there’s some argument for preparing people by giving them a round-robin at the provincial level.� That, though, was his only issue with the new system. “Overall, I’m very positive about it,� said Windsor, who won a B.C. men’s championship in 2006, a mixed B.C. championship in 2004 and a mixed title in Alberta in 1991. “There are no meaningless games.�

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Tim Bozon of Team Cherry looks to skate around Dalton Thrower of Team Orr during the Feb. 1 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects game in Kelowna. Bozon, whose father, Philippe, played for the St. Louis Blues in the 1990s, is determined to move up the NHL draft rankings. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Getting through winter, for one, will be a challenge, judging by Bozon’s remarks: “When I came here, everyone told me that it’s a really nice place. That’s true for summer, but I have some problems with Kamloops in winter.” On a more serious note, the Blazers are being pegged as Memorial Cup contenders. A trip to Shawinigan, Que., for the national championship in May would give Bozon a grand stage on which to weave his magic. “Everyone is starting to talk about the Memorial Cup,” Bozon said. Blazer bench boss Guy Charron might cringe at the thought of his players thinking that far ahead, but it must be

tough to take it one game at a time when one eye is fixated on the big picture. “Maybe it’s too early,” he said, “but why not have a dream?” MORE ON BOZON • Bozon, who was born in St. Louis during his father’s tenure with the Blues, speaks four languages — English, French, German and Italian. He and teammate Marek Hrbas, a defenceman from the Czech Republic, are battling for supremacy when it comes to the English language. “I think it’s mine that’s better but, if you ask him, he would probably say his is better,” Bozon said. • The left winger has United States and French passports. • He chose two years ago to play for the

French national team, like his father and grandfather before him. “I had the choice to play for France two years ago (at the Division 1 Under-18 World Junior Hockey Championship) or wait two years for a Swiss passport,” Bozon said. “I think I was not patient. I could play for Swiss now.” • He can still make the switch, but it would be a long process. “I would have to wait three years and not play for France [during that time] to switch teams.” • Bozon’s team-first attitude was on display at the Top Prospects game in Kelowna on Feb. 1. As recounted by KTW freelance photographer Allen Douglas: “I happened to be passing the dressing room door after I left the post-game press

conference a little early as it was winding down and Tim came out of the dressing room just as I passed. “In past encounters, we would chat about his performance or how the game had gone. This time, he came up to me with great excitement and announced, ‘We won!’ — which surprised me, because his Team Cherry didn’t win. “Tim then showed me his cellphone. He had tapped into the Blazer game results back home [Kamloops defeated Spokane 4-1 on the same night the Top Prospects contest was held] and the Blazer game and his teammates were the most important things on his mind — not the scouts, not the media frenzy he created at the competition, just his team, his teammates and the win.”

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EIGHT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH The rink of John Pisarczyk, Len Bosch, Blair Wood and Brian Mirtle achieved an uncommon feat during Kamloops Curling Club men’s league action last week — an eight-ender, during which the team scored eight in one end. This occurred in the sixth end against the Rob Piva rink.

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Women speak out through Monologues By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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So, when the show was first done downtown, guys would call up and say: Can I have tickets to The Vagina Dialogues? And women would call up and say: Can I have tickets to The Monologues? I’ve heard people call it The Viagra Chronicles. And there was this punk ticket taker, and she would say: Listen, if you can’t say the name, you can’t come. Now, try again, try again. — The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler People in Kamloops aren’t having trouble with the name, however, and tickets are moving well for the three-night run of the play that has, on occasion, led to controversy. For example, in 2007, three students in New York were suspended for reading excerpts of the play during a literary event. The principal explained he did so because he had told the students the excerpt would be improper for young children, who might be in the audience, to hear. In 2008, the Seattle Times refused to run an ad promoting the play, citing the graphic nature of a heart-shaped image being used to promote it. Last year, flyers promoting the show in Summerland were torn down. In Kamloops, however,

Thirty-two women will perform in The Vagina Monologues at Kamloops Convention Centre on Feb. 23 to Feb. 25. Carmen How photo

The one reaction she has seen in recent years is sold-out audiences, leading organizers to expand it from one night to three. Rebecca McLean has produced the play for the past two years and will again be doing so when it opens on Feb. 23 at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Through the Dames Investing in Social Harmony group, which sponsors it, the run not only supports the annual charity designated by Ensler — this year, it’s women and children in Haiti — but also provides money for local charities. Last year, the Kamloops run led to more than $20,000 being donated to

the play has been performed for years with little reaction. “Not really,” McLean said of local reaction. “I’ve heard of some people who were offended by a certain monologue or

another, but they are meant to be heard without judgment, as they are real true experiences had by women.”

organizations in the city. This year, the beneficiaries will be the Family Tree Drop-in Centre, Emerald House and the YMCAYWCA’s program for children who witness abuse. Ensler has some specific rules for anyone staging the play and one of the biggest is that anyone who wants to be involved must be accepted. That means a large cast for McLean, who said there are 32 women who will read the vignettes, including a grandmother-granddaughter duo. Another estimated 40 will work as volunteers. “Everybody wants to be a part of the Vagina thing,” McLean said. One of the key com-

ponents takes place in the lobby, McLean said, where there will be plenty of merchandise on sale, all vagina-themed, ranging from T-shirts to chocolates to hand mirrors. Even the cast party is being turned into a fundraiser. Unlike most cast parties that wrap a production, this one will be held on March 15 at The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St., at 7 p.m. It’s open to the public for $5 — cast members and volunteers get in free — and will feature another Ensler project, readings from A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, an anthology of writings about violence against women.

Eight men will do those readings and money raised will go to the SHOP program run the AIDS Society of Kamloops. Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are $20 for theatre seating and $25 for table seating. Tables are available for groups of four, five or six and must be bought at one time. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. In addition to the merchandise tables, there will be silent auction items available and a cash bar. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloops live.com.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Comedy night The Kamloops branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is presenting Comedy for a Cause on Friday, March 9, at Cactus Jack’s Salloon. Yuk Yuk’s comedians, Chris Molineux and Rob Balsdon will be performing. Molineux has worked as a professional stand-up comedian since 1986 and has headlined shows across North America, the U.K. and the Caribbean. Balsdon has worked on the Afternoon Drive Show as a host on SunFM Radio in the Okanagan Valley. His radio show, much like his comedy act, combines a brutal honesty with a likable innocence and a quick wit. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the branch office, 180-546 St. Paul St or online at mssociety.ca/kamloops. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Opening for Bombay The Darcys will be opening for the Bombay Bicycle Club at The Blue Grotto on Feb. 21. The Toronto-based band recently released Arts and Crafts, as well as its own interpretation of the Steely Dan recording, Aja.

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The record is a celebration of life in a Mexican fishing village on Lake Chapala, Mexico, where Kohl li ved as a child. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

Helping others The Kamloops Multicultural Society will hold an International Disaster Relief Fund bannquet on Saturday, Feb. 18, to

start a fund the group can use to help in times of disaster worldwide. In the past, the society has raised money to help after the earthquake in Haiti, floods in Pakisan, the tsunami in Japan and, now, victims of an earthquake in the Philippines. The event, which will be set up much like the food booths at the annual July 1 celebration at Riverside Park, will be at the Ukrainian Centre, 725 York St. It starts at 6 p.m.

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The last time Andrew Allen performed in Kamloops, it was at a restaurant and bar downtown. While he had a great crowd — the place was full — and a super time, for his upcoming show in the city he wanted to do something different. He wanted to do an all-ages show, something Allen said he realized he needed to do when he had others who haven’t reached the magical age of 19, yet were upset they couldn’t hear the Vernon singer-songwriter perform. So, his show on Feb. 25 at the Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, is open to all ages and will feature two opening acts, Evan Wilds and one other yet to be named.

Allen, now on tour in the U.S. with Dia Frampton, said the Kamloops gig comes the night after opening the Global Music Fest on Feb. 24 in Kelowna, then he’s back on the road again until later in March. Signed by Epic Records last year,

Allen said it’s helped him expand his tour base and has seen him performing with the likes of Josh Radin and Justin Nozuka. While the role record labels play in the lives of performers has changed through the years, having Epic back him “is like having

another member on the team,” he said. A new CD is still planned but, in the meantime, he’s got a compliation of some old songs and some new called The Mix Tapes, that he sells at shows. “It’s kind of a teaser,” Allen said, “with fun stuff on it.” Music remains fun for Allen, despite the weeks on the road. His wife, Julia, was hired by Epic to handle logistics, so it keeps the Allens together — just as it did a few years ago when they hit the road in a van, using the Internet to find places to perform, emailing and offering the shows and handling everything themselves. Even a tour of England was put together that way, through emails and Internet searches. A video of his song Loving You Tonight has hit almost 3.5-million

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views on Youtube. Allen said making videos is “awesome in a strange way. “I’m there rocking it out and there are people there to make sure it all goes right and it’s kind of weird but really fun.” His most-recent video, a duet with Christina Grimmie, almost didn’t happen. He had a video camera set up to catch the song they were doing,

his Where Did We Go, but the equipment malfunctioned. “Then, I was at another show and a guy came up and said he saw that one [in New York] and I said ‘Dude, you didn’t shoot any video did you?’ “And he did and he had it, so I told him he had to send it to me, so that’s how I got it.” But, at the end of the day, it’s the live shows

he loves, Allen said.’ “I just love getting up on stage and singing.” Tickets for the Kamloops show are $20 and are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca, at Ora Restaurant or by calling 250-372-5312. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m.

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Tuesday Before the show goes on, there’s rehearsing and KTW spent some time with tenor Mark Masri as he prepared for his two nights performing songs of love with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s Romancing the Tenor, the orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert. Masri performed in several languages. Above, after some tinkling of the ivories and a coffee break, Masri relaxes with KSO conductor Bruce Dunn. Allen Douglas photos

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Be a fur trader, explorer, geologist, and curator during spring break! Dig up an artifact, create a death mask, and unearth some cool minerals. Learn about local history, play some games, and join us for some unique activities including a field trip! There will also be some pretty cool guests joining us! Meet all of the Museum staff, go behind the scenes, and make some new friends. This is a week-long camp running March 19-23, 2012. You must register for all 5 days. Kamloops Museum & Archives Mar 19-23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mon-Fri #189738 NEW! Tennis EZ Play - Beginner Adult

$50/4 weeks

These one-hour, four-week programs provide an introduction to tennis fundamentals, which includes basic technique and tactics. The clinic is in partnership with the Kamloops Tennis Centre. Racquets are available for at a cost of $30 with your registration. Kamloops Tennis Centre Feb 21 - Mar 13 Tues

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by Bill Schorr

7:30 -8:30 PM 192333

Cross Country Ski - Skating Technique

$40

Experience the beauty and groomed trails of Stake Lake and Sun Peaks while learning the essentials of the skate skiing technique. This clinic is designed for skiers who have had some experience on cross-country skis and want to hone their skills. Waxing information will be discussed. Participants must supply their own cross-country ski equipment. Bring a thermos with a warm refreshment, warm clothes (layers), and a lunch. Sun Peaks Feb 19 Sun Instructor:

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 184285 Ingrid Mitchell, Bruce Mitchell

NEW! Jam Can Curling

$10

Are you interested in trying curling? Do you want to have fun with your friends while learning one of Canada’s greatest sports? Come out to the Kamloops Curling Club’s Jam Can Curling Bonspiel for kids ages 6-13 years old! You’ll get two full days of fun with your friends. Lunches will be provided! Kamloops Curling Club March 30 & Apr 1 Sat & Sun

8:00 am - 5:00 pm #188582

NEW! I Love Water Polo

$54

I Love Water Polo (ILWP) is Water Polo Canada’s introductory, grassroots water polo program for boys and girls ages 8-13. In a learn-to-play environment similar to swimming lessons, participants discover the game of water polo and the basic skills involved in aquatic sports. No prior water polo experience is required! Canada Games Pool Apr 4-Jun 6 Wed

6:30-7:30pm #190990

Little Dancer

Feb 18 & 21

$54

#184988

Movers & Groovers

Feb 23

$68.75

#185002

To register call 250-828-3500 or visit www.kamloops.ca/ezreg

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Valentine’s Day — by the numbers Today, Feb. 14, is Valentine’s Day. Named for Saint Valentine, today is a day when couples express their love for each other by sending cards, exchanging gifts of chocolate, roses or personal items and sharing romantic dinners by candlelight. Here are some facts on assorted topics related to Valentine’s Day, courtesy of Statistics Canada: • Will you be my Valentine? 52% — The proportion of Canadians who are single (including never-married, widowed or divorced). 48% — The proportion of Canadians who are married (including legally married, legally married and separated and common-law unions). 17,059,166 —

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The total number of single (including never-married, widowed or divorced) males and females of all ages in Canada as of July 1, 2007. 15,916,860 — The total number of married (including legally married, legally married and separated, and common-law unions) males and females of all ages in Canada as of July 1, 2007. • Will you marry me? 7,437,430 — The number of opposite-sex couples in Canada in 2006. Of these, about 6.1 million (82.0%) were married couples and 1.3 million (18.0%) were common-law couples. 45,345 — The number of same-sex couples in 2006. Of these, about 7,500 (16.5%) were married couples and 37,900 (83.5%) were

common-law couples. 54% — The proportion of same-sex married spouses who were men. 46% — The proportion of same-sex married spouses who were women. • A special meal (Food purchased from restaurants also includes refreshment stands, snack bars, vending machines, mobile canteens, caterers and coffee wagons.) $1,577 — The average amount that Canadian households spent on food purchased from restaurants in 2009. 93.9% — The proportion of households in Canada reporting expenditures on food purchased from restaurants in 2009. 12,592,290 — The number of households in Canada reporting

expenditures on food purchased from restaurants in 2009. • A special gift $2.3 billion — The total value of cosmetics and fragrances sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. $3 billion — The total value of jewelry and watches sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. $1.6 billion — The total value of women’s lingerie, sleepwear and intimates sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. $591.5 million — The total value of men’s underwear, sleepwear and hosiery sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. $1.3 billion — The total value of giftware, novelties and souvenirs sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. $3 billion — The total value of stationery,

office supplies, cards, gift wrap and party supplies sold at retailers in Canada in 2010. • A glass of red wine 62% — The proportion of the volume of sales of red wine (including rosé wines) relative to white wines sold in Canada in 2009/2010. 169% — The growth in the value of sales of red wine in Canada between 2000 and 2010. Dollar sales of white wine rose at a much slower pace (+56%) during the same period. 75% — The proportion of red wines sold in Canada in 2009/2010 that were imported. 61% — The proportion of white wines sold in Canada in 2009/2010 that were imported. $5.8 billion — The value of all wines sold by wineries, liquor stores and agencies in

Canada in 2009/2010, up 3.1% from the previous year. 456.5 million litres — The volume of wine sold at wineries, liquor stores and agencies in Canada in 2009/2010, a 3.4% increase. The growth in sales of imported wine outpaced the growth of domestic wine sales. • 143! i43, too! (“143” = “I love you” in chat or text lingo: 1 = “I”; 4 = “love”; 3 = “you”) 47% — The proportion of Canadian Internet users who used an instant messenger to communicate in 2010. 24% — The proportion of Canadian Internet users who made online telephone calls in 2010. Nearly half — The amount of their online time Canadian Internet users spent, on average,

emailing or chatting with others in 2005. • A box of chocolates 221 — The number of manufacturers of chocolate and confectioneries from cocoa beans and from purchased chocolate in Canada in 2009. $1.5 billion — The total revenue of manufacturers of chocolate and confectioneries from cacoa beans in Canada in 2009. (Data for the revenues of companies that manufacture confectionaries using purchased chocolate are suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.) A bouquet of roses 12.0 million — The number of stems of roses produced in Canada in 2010. This represents a million bouquets of a dozen roses each.

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LOCAL NEWS NO BULL Five-year-old Aylise Thompson is intrigued by the bull statue in Riverside Park during a recent outing with her grandfather. The bull is a 5,000-pound bronze beast named Oblix. He was created by Regina artist Joe Fafard and arrived in Riverside Park in June 2007. Oblix stands proud through the four seasons as a symbol of the ranching history in and around Kamloops. Allen Douglas/KTW

ETSU OMATSU Etsu Omatsu, born August 8, 1914 in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully at the Royal Inland Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Etsu was predeceased by her husband, Torazo, on August 2, 2009 and her parents Sanjiro and Ito, brothers Ichizo and Gunzo, and sisters Hatsuye and Hisae. Etsu was much-loved and will be missed by her numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews. The Omatsu and the Kobayashi families would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors on 3 West and 5 North at Royal Inland Hospital for all their care, support and love. Deep and lasting gratitude to Dr. Alice Huang for her kindness and personal care of Etsu. The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 15 at the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar Street. No flowers by request. Please make any form of koden or donations to the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar St., Kamloops BC, V2B 4B9 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation (a new intensive care unit), 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

HAGARTY On February 8, 2012, Mr. Leo Howard Hagarty passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 84 years. Leo was born on April 6, 1927 in Wedgewood, Ontario. Leo is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Sarah Hagarty, his father, William Hagarty, sisters; Margaret, Josie, Marie, Sandy, Julia, Florance, Elizabeth and lovely niece Jo-Anne Blackstock as well as his brothers; Ted, Tom, John and Edward. Leo joined the Canadian Army in Toronto in the spring of 1943. He was sent to England where he trained for the “Battle of Normandy”, France in 1944 with the “Queens own Rifles”. He fought his way to Belgium and in 1945 the war was over. He signed on to fight the Japanese alongside the Americans in the Far East. Because of this, he was among the first troops sent back to Canada from Belgium and was to report to the Southern States for training. However, the war with Japan was over when the Atomic bomb was dropped on them and the Canadian troops that had signed on, never made it to Japan. In August of 1950 he went to Vancouver BC and enlisted in The K Brigade (Korea Brigade) and was sent directly to Petawawa, Ontario for training. After a number of months in training he hemorrhaged in the upper lobe of the left lung. He was sent to Kingston Veterans Hospital and spent some weeks there recovering. Leo was then released with a honourable discharge. Leo then worked for many years in logging and mining in Northern Ontario. He came to BC in the late 1950’s working in construction, courier service and as a taxi driver.

“ God Bless and So Long Old Friend” Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 635 Tranquille Road. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church at 11:00 am, on Thursday, February 16, 2012 with the Reverend Father Peter Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for a reception at the church hall following the Graveside Service. Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre. 177 Tranquille Rd. Tel: 250.554.2429

Daphne Anne Styles August 9, 1932 – February 8, 2012 Daphne passed away peacefully with family by her side and surrounded by the love of other family and many dear friends. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, she moved ‘out west’ to further pursue a teaching career and dedicated 37 years to her profession. While she taught various grades over the years, she finished her career at the beginning, teaching Grade 1 with the Kamloops School District. Her life was well lived; she highly valued family, friends, and contributions to her community. Travel was a significant and important part of her life, and she exemplified life- long learning. Daphne is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ross Styles; children Helen Coleman, Tim Styles, and Laureen Styles (David Robinson); grandchildren Donald Coleman, Laura Coleman, and George Coleman; and her sisters Jane Wasson (Dana) and Elizabeth Anthony. She is predeceased by Len Dickson (brother), Jennie Dickson (mother), and John Dickson (father). A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11am at Kamloops United Church 421 St. Paul Street. A reception will follow the celebration. In lieu of flowers, should family or friends desire, donations in Daphne’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250 – 374 – 1454.


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Holiday Inn & Suites makes world Top 10 list The Holiday Inn & Suites in North Kamloops has hit the world limelight among Holiday Inn hotels. The hotel, which opened two years ago this month, is ranked ninth in the world for overall guest experience among full-service Holiday Inn hotels. “Our team is thrilled with this accomplishment,” said Stephen Earl, the hotel’s general manager. “To make it into the Top 10 worldwide for the Holiday Inn brand is something we are extremely proud of. This is a reflection on the quality of the hotel and our commitment to wowing every guest who stays with us.” The North Kamloops Holiday Inn finds itself in heady company as other Top 10 hotels are located in Belgrade, Warsaw and San Antonio.

New-look KCBIA board tackles 2012 The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association has a new slate on its board following its annual general meeting. The 2012 board of directors include: • Property owners — Jason Fawcett (Kelson Group), Grant Veale (Plainsman Construction Ltd.), Brad Alberts (Integrated Urban Equities), Michael Popoff (Sunias Ventures), Brendan Shaw (SRSN Ventures Ltd.), Christopher Buchner (Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery) and Bill Sanesh Jr. (Bikini Bill’s). • Tenants — Karen Rees (Golden Buddha) Echo Vogt (Lake City Casino), Dino Bernardo (Grand Commodore Cafe & Lounge), John Mercuri (Andre’s Telus Business Centre), Steve Ceron (Think Green Publishing), Mike Helfrich (KPMG), Christine Karl (One on One Fitness & Massage) and Shawn Haley Erwin’s Fine Baking).

LOCAL NEWS The KCBIA’s management team is: Karen Rees (president), Steve Ceron (past-president), Brendan Shaw (vice -president), Mike Helfrich (treasurer), Jason Fawcett (secretary) and Christopher Buchner (director at large). The KCBIA can be found online at kcbia. com.

14) through Saturday, Feb. 18. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. ICC will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of its global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event is free and open to the public.

Nominate someone for the Order of B.C. The British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat is accepting nominations for the province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia. Established in 1989, the Order of B.C. recognizes those people who have served with the greatest distinction

and excelled in any field of endeavour that benefits the people of B.C. or elsewhere. It represents the highest form of recognition the province can extend to its citizens. Recognition Successful nominees will be presented with the honour by the Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British

Columbia and Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, at an official ceremony at Government House in Victoria later this year. Eligibility The Order of B.C. is open to any resident of B.C. or former long-term resident, who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field of endeavour

benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. Nomination forms Nomination forms are available by going online to orderofbc.gov. bc.ca and following the link for the nomination form. All entries should reach the Honours and Awards Secretariat office in Victoria by 5 p.m. on March 10.

SD73 has funds to replace five buses Five 76-passenger buses will join the Kamloops-Thompson school district (School District 73) at a value of $499,749 as the province has given $10.5 million to 32 school districts to replace old buses in their fleets. About 100 buses will be purchased across B.C. This year, for the first time, the Ministry of Education and the Association of Student Transportation Services of B.C. negotiated fixed prices from multiple B.C. vendors to help save approximately 15 per cent on bus replacements. This allows districts to choose from different vendors and purchase buses at the most competitive prices, regardless of where they are in the province. The same offers are also available to independent and band-operated schools. Forty-six school districts in British Columbia own and operate more than 1,000 school buses. In total, B.C. school buses travel approximately 180,000 kilometres each school day.

Coin collectors in Kamloops this week Currently on a global tour, International Coin Collectors (ICC) will be making a stop in Kamloops this week. ICC will be at the Ramada Inn, 555 West Columbia St., from today (Tuesday, Feb.

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AUTOMARKET Is any truck really worth $64,000? EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN

Last year, I did some testing of the system with a 9,800-pound load of water strapped to a flatbed trailer and the 3.5-litre pulled as advertised. Ford decided to go to electric instead of hydraulic power steering. Along with improved fuel economy, another key benefit of the electric system is the steering gear can be more precisely tuned for optimum feel for on-road and parking efforts. The tuning is software-based, so the steering can be programmed and essentially customized to each model based on wheelbase, powertrain and other factors. Suspension is coilover-shock reacting to long-spindle double wishbones at the front. At the rear, Ford decided to stay with a

solid rear axle instead of going to an independent setup. Ford still believes a live axle and leaf springs is the way to go. The interior is a splendid mix of function and luxury, but it is different from a premium sedan in that this is aimed more at people who have work to do than those who want to be pampered. There are tons of options — but how about power running boards that deploy when any door is opened? There is also a stowable bed extender ($350) that stows neatly into the bed walls. Price for the Lariat 4X4 Platinum starts at $60,499 and the EcoBoost engine adds another $1,000. Also fitted was the $1,000 maximum trailertowing package. Bottom line with

Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Platinum 2012 at a glance Body style: Light duty pickup. Drive method: Front-engine, rear-/all-wheeldrive. Engine: EcoBoost 3.5-litre DOHC, direct engine turbo V6 (365 hp, 420 lb/ft). Fuel economy: 12.9/9.0L/100 km (22/31 mph) city/highway; as tested with SelectShift automatic, 13.0/9.1L/100 km (22/31 mpg) city/ highway. Tow rating: Up to 11,300 lb (5,126 kg); payload, up to 3,060 lb (1,388 kg). Price: Base, $60,499; as tested, $64,749 including $1,450 shipping fee. Website: ford.ca. $2,800 in options was $64,749 that included a $1,450 shipping fee. That leads to the $64,000 question — is any pickup truck worth this kind of money? Ford wouldn’t be building these trucks if people weren’t buying them. The last I heard was 58 per cent of all F-150s

sold in the U.S. are now EcoBoost-equipped. You can buy a $60,000 luxury car on almost any lot, but will it haul almost six tons, 1.5 tons in the trunk and five adults all at the same time? That’s why consumers buy trucks like the Ford F-150 Lariat Platinum.

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TANNER BISHOP Dearborn Ford congratulates Tanner Bishop for his accomplishment in January. Tanner would like to thank all his customers and knows the secret to his success is that customers expect fair, open and respectful negotiations. They do not buy on price alone, but only when they see value in the entire sales experience – when the benefits outweigh the cost. And they feel like winners when they believe they have received value.

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Go RVing Canada has revealed the results of a new family vacation cost-comparison study, which compares RV vacations with several other vacation modes. This is the second instalment of the study conducted by PKF Consulting. The results reveal an RV vacation can be up to 78 per cent cheaper than other forms of travel. This statistic has increased by three per cent since the last study, conducted in 2009. Several forms of travel were compared and in

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These include a new, high-quality interior package in crystal grey, comprising a fresh leather/fabric combination for the seats, an imitation leather/fabric mix for the door trims

and black imitation leather for the instrument panel in combination with a grey kneepad. The five lines – pure, pulse, passion, BRABUS and

BRABUS Xclusive – are to be retained. Similarly, the smart fortwo will continue to be available as a coupe and cabrio version and with six engine and motor variants.

Cadillac CUE wins Popular Mechanics award Cadillac CUE, the new user experience for intuitive in-vehicle connectivity and control, received a Popular Mechanics Top Gadgets of CES 2012: Editors’ Choice Award at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Cadillac was the only automaker selected. The awards were announced on PopularMechanics.com

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at the conclusion of the show. Each year at CES, the editors of Popular Mechanics select their top picks based on the level of innovation, potential industry impact and overall appeal. Cadillac presented the CUE amid thousands of new products and innovations in the consumer electronics showcase. CUE features the first automotive use of

capacitive touch — the use of electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects like a finger. It is a technology use by many of today’s most popular handheld mobile devices. Other key aspects of CUE are natural speech recognition, Bluetooth connectivity for up to

10 devices and a motorized concealed storage compartment. CUE debuts in production on Cadillac’s 2013 XTS luxury sedan starting in late spring in North America. CUE will also be featured in the new 2013 ATS sport sedan launching in North America this summer.

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ZIMMER WHEATON PONTIAC • BUICK • GMC Congratulations Gaetano Briglio The staff of Zimmer Wheaton congratulates Gaetano Briglio on achieving Salesman of the Month for January 2012. Drop in and talk to Gaetano about our great selection of new and used vehicles. You’ll get your best deal at Zimmer Wheaton!

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The staff and management of Smith Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. are pleased to welcome Rob Crawford as Sales Associate. Rob brings his many years of GM experience to Smith Chevrolet and looks forward to serving all his friends, family and past customers.

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The spring of 2012 will see the Smart Fortwo making its mark in a striking new look, featuring an upgraded exterior and a fresh leather/fabric mix in the interior. The substantially revamped car sports a markedly more dynamic appearance, featuring a larger radiator grille with integrated logo, striking front aprons in a new design, horizontally arranged LED daytime-driving lights, muscular side skirts and modified rear aprons. The chromecoloured logo is now positioned directly in the black radiator grille. While the main focus of this facelift is on the exterior, there are changes inside the car, too.

The management and staff of Kamloops Mazda congratulate Jerry Gobbee for being Salesman of the Month in January. For any of your vehicle sales needs, give Jerry a call.


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Employment Business Opportunities Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. ~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. EARN EXTRA cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com

GO TO your next job interview with 2nd year apprenticeship skills. New Heavy Equipment Certificate program. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. 1st & 2nd period HET technical theory. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca

Required for a growing Transportation Company. Candidate is required to have good people skills and work well under pressure. Knowledge of the industry would be an asset. Competitive wages and benefits offered. Please submit a resume c/o this paper: Kamloops This Week Box #1399 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6

RV SALES The management of Butler Auto & RV are looking for self-motivated individuals to sell top quality RV’s, Motorhomes, Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Campers. The applicant must want to make an above average income. No previous sales experience needed! If you like camping, know your way around an RV, and enjoy talking to people, this could be a great career for you! We will train the right person! HIRING NOW!

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COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT TECHNICIAN OR HEAVY DUTY TECHNICIAN We are looking for a self-motivated Journeyman. Must be reliable and ambitious. Willing to work weekends, overtime and service calls. Competitive wages and benefits. Please submit a resume c/o this paper: Kamloops This Week Box #1399 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES Kamloops Hyundai has a sales position available for a high-energy, motivated, career oriented individual. Any previous sales experience is an asset, but more importantly we are seeking someone who has strong communication skills, is reliable, professional and neat in appearance. We offer an excellent pay plan with benefits plus an award winning line-up of automobiles. Please drop off resume in person to: Jason Bert, Sales Manager or email to jbert@kamloopshyundai.com 948 Notre Dame Drive Beside Smith Chev Cadillac

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GM Licensed Mechanic & 2nd or 3rd Year Apprentice Automotive Technician Want to relocate to sunny beautiful Kamloops? We are looking for hard-working individuals to join the fun and friendly atmosphere at our growing dealership. These 2 positions are full time with benefits and requires a valid drivers’ license. Please apply by email to gboughton@smithgm.com or dcarbonette@smithgm.com

NOW HIRING Company Drivers and Lease Operators, to run in BC/AB/SK/MB/NWT/YT. Fuel Cards, insurance, health benefits and a rewarding incentive program. Min. 2 years experience required. Email resume and current abstract to bryan.hay@valleyroadways.com or drop off at:

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DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 North Okanagan Sawmill is hiring for a millwright position. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or www.roadsafetytcs.com

Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine in Kamloops is hiring 2 f/t Indian cooks. must have 3 years experience in making Indian style dishes like butter chicken, tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, chicken tikka, vegg. curries, naan, rice etc. Manage kitchen operations efficiently. salary would be $15.00 per hour with 40 hours week. knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi required and English is asset. interested applicants please email resume to: mauryasfineindiancuisine @gmail.com

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking TOW TRUCK operator req. class 3 with Air minimum, full-time position. Apply to Ben’s Towing with driver’s abstract and resume, fax 250-832-1882 or email to:

Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

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benstow@sunwave.net Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600 Experienced driver only Western Canada long haul out of Surrey. Flat deck, tarping involved contact Joe at 250-5170620

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

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PRO-TEL RECONNECT An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

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HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

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HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information.

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Part time cleaning person needed Reply to Box 1087,c/o KTW, 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops BC V2C 5P6

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

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BC Company accepting resumes’s for: Journeyman Sheet Metal, Plumbers, Gas B or A Fitters, Welders, Millwrights & 4th yr plumbers. Comprehensive package. Forward resumes, certifications with cover stating pay rate to: Box 694, C/O The Tribune, 188 - 1st Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8.

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Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr support for short term stabilization to adults with mental and physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and experience either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo extensive screening including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract. Housing included with compensation package.

If interested, please forward resume to Kristine Toebosch at ktoebosch@dengarry.bc.ca or fax to 250-377-4581 or mail Attn: Kristine PO box 892 Kamloops BC V2C 5M8

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Pets Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

Free 2yr old spayed cat needs home has had shots (250) 554-1667

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Merchandise for Sale

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

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Antiques / Vintage

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Commercial/ Industrial

Homes for Rent

Coin Collector & Silver & Gold Buyer will be at Vernon Museum Antique Show this Friday & Saturday, Feb. 17 & 18. Come in person or call: 1-800-948-8816

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT 4 SALE

FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. www.hbmodular.com or 877-976-3737 The Home Boys.

For Information or questions please leave a message at (250) 578-8613

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$500 & Under

Do you have an item for sale under $500? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!

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KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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Rentals

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Furniture

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LEATHER SECTIONAL

Brand NEW 3 piece Sofa Set. Includes sofa, chaise & storage ottoman. Worth $1,299. Must Sell $899. Delivery included. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

New, still in plastic. Worth $899. Must Sell $299. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

5 PIECE DINING ROOM SET Brand new. Still in boxes. Worth $600. Must Sell $249. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

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Queen Size Sleigh Style Bed Set Bed, Dresser, Mirror and a nightstand. Still in boxes. Worth $1799. Must sell. $699! 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

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Brand New Home & Land Packages

Starting at $

249,900 1056 sqft home

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LOOKING FOR A HOME? DON’T MISS THIS !! 2200 sq ft. Ready to move in. Bright new kitchen, open concept with island, pantry and 7 appliances. 3 br, fully finished basement, 2 updated modern bathrooms. Lots of storage and closets, central air and security system. Oversize single heated and wired garage, auto door opener. Fenced yard, large deck with permanent wooden gazebo, newer garden shed. Tons of parking. $362,000, open to offers. Call 250-376-6946.

CHECK OUT THE CLASSIFIEDS THEY HAVE BLOODY GOOD DEALS KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

371-4949

Bed & Breakfast

Shared Accommodation

250-374-5363 HOMEFINDERS 1bdrm + den heat inc w/d f/s mat couple or sing person, no dogs 1 mile before Pinantan $800 ref req Avail Mar 1st (250) 573-3921 3bdrm home in Whitecroft $1100 avail immed 250-8193815 / 250-672-1067 3Bdrm lrg theatre main flr gas F/P A/C 4 appl shrd lndy, sat tv incl $1249 1/2 util 554-0117 3BDRM Top Floor 1 1/2 bth new reno North Kam near bus, shopping and sch. $1400 util inc (250) 376-4789 Aberdeen 3Bdrm main flr Great view 5 appl A/C N/S N/PDD & Refs $1400/mo incl util (250)571-5464 Batchelor Heights 4bdrm 2bth 2 car gar n/s, n/p, 5 appl $2000 util incl (250) 828-2041

A clean lrg furn room Share liv kit and bth with one other util incl, cab TV, and Wifi N/S, N/P, great for working male or college student $525 per/mon (250) 371-3382 IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339 Monte Cr. on the river 3bdrm, lrg private bdrm, liv rm, sep ent. part furn, n/s, n/p, n/p util inc $550 neg ov/30 573-5498

Suites, Lower

HOMEFINDERS

Mortgages

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1,100 sq.ft. • 2 Bays 2,700 sq.ft. paved, fenced, lighted compound. 320 sq.ft. mezanine store front office, clean building. 1,600/MO + HST

CALL 250-376-8542/ 250-319-6054 2400sq ft with small office 12 ft over head door, 250-6823254 or 250-682-0005 Lyle

Duplex / 4 Plex 3BDRM Avail immed or end of mnth 2 bths, FS, fncd yd $1250/mo 314-7225/374-9923 Brock 2/3bdrm f/p, fenced yard patio, near Parkcrest Elem $900 (604) 820-7832 New 1/2 duplex 3bdrm, 2bth. N. Shore cls to sch & bus N/S, N/P $1350 (250) 376-8465

Room & Board New home senior oriented $1750 incl many extras outings etc. call for info 376-3305

Rooms for Rent

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Mobile Homes & Parks

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1-4 1900 ORD RD, KAMLOOPS

Sunset Ridge Best affordable housing development Silver award winner As voted by the

707 Victoria Street

FEBRUARY 2012 Over 200 Rentals Avail.

Misc. for Sale

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Lots

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1 Bach Unit shred ldry & bath NShore st pking n/p/s, $550 + hydro Jan 554-9392 ref’s req’d DALLAS furn bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet working person n/s/p $390 828-1681,573-6086 DOWNTOWN motel rooms available, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $725/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-3727761 Furnished bedroom to rent in home close to TRU. All utilities, cable and internet included. Shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 2 living rooms both with T.V’s if you would like privacy! No Party’s, No drugs, No Pets $475 per month plus damage deposit. Call 250-377-8589

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

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Rooms for Rent Furnished Brock Bdrm with bath and sitting room w/Wife, dry n/p, n/s $450mo 554-9546 Room men only Feb 1st furn, w/d,s/f,tv,sitting rm util incl near Safeway $375 554-1244 Westsyde pet friendly room mate to share fenced yrd w/d, n/s util incl $560 371-7174

1BDRM Full basemnt fully/furn 1-tenant np/ns lndry &utils incld $625/mo 250-579-7649 1bdrm N. Shore, n/s/n/p/n/p, w/d, new reno, Avail Feb 1st $800 util incl 376-3663 1BDRM Upper Sahali Util incl. Prefer student/working couple N/S,N/P $750/mo avail Jan 15th 377-0847 1 furnished bdrm suite for 1 quiet mat. working person cls to RIH n/s, n/p, no drugs $750 (250) 374-9281 2BDRM NrthShore incl util & cable. Close to bus/shops part/furn $750/mo 376-3594 2bdrm. N.Shore. NP, NS. Near school & bus. $850/mo Avail. Feb 1st.(250)376-8465. 2bdrm N Shore patio shr w/d, n/s, n/p util incl ref dd mature adult $1050 (250) 320-4350 2bdrm, Upper Sahali, newly renovated, util incl, close bus, $1050mo 250-376-4421 3BDRM Westsyde, all amen 5 appl ns/np ref’s req’d $1050 /mo, 250-319-0961 avail now Aberdeen 1300sq ft 2bd, daylight, w/d, f/s,full bth, $1300 incl all util n/p, n/s avail Mar 1st Bruce (250) 828-9938 Bachelor Suite, part fur , util incl sr w/d, n/p, n/s $600 Barnhartvale (250) 318-0383

Lower Sahali Close to TRU and shopping. Clean Secure building with resident manager. 1&2 Bdrm some with views. prefer n/p, 1 year lease n/s

STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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202 203 203C 203D 211 212 213 E6

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Commercial Vehicles

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Toyota Forklift For Sale Model 42-6FG18 Max lift 3500lbs $5000obo 250-374-0462

2007 Chev 1500 reg cab lb, 2wd. 4.3ltr auto, ac, cd, canopy, bed mat exc cond 10,500obo (250) 320-8676 2010 Mazda V6 Delux 4dr, auto, hitch, r.brds, dry box, wntr tires, 8556 kms, 1 owner, asking $22,500obo. 778-470-8353

Suites, Upper 2bdrm Dallas f/s, shr w/d, view of river n/p, n/s $950 + util (250) 851-6324 2Bdrm main floor N/S N/P No drugs or partying $900 util incld refs DD Mar 1 376-1601 2 Bdrm Nshore close bus/shop n/s/p $795mo+ dd incl heat & lndry, parking 250- 554-7776

Townhouses 3-BDRM, 2 bath. Deep freeze, W/D. NS/NP. Near TRU. $1350.+ utils. (250)377-7457.

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1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. 3 helmets incl $800obo (250)377-4661

Recreational/Sale 1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $6900. obo 250-577-3222 2000 Frontier Plainsman 5th wheel W247, sleeps 6 lge fridge a/c, ducted heat n/s, n/p $10,000. 250-376-7803 2002 Chev Dutchman 22’ Class C MH, Sl 6, awning, rbth, gen, ac, 54,000km exc cond $28,500obo 320-8676 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $12,000 (250) 851-0209

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TIME: PLACE:

February 21, 2012, at 7:00 pm Kamloops Convention Centre, Ballroom "C" (1250 Rogers Way)

to consider the following proposed amendment to City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 and discharge of a covenant: 1.

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To amend City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001, as follows: Location:

2000 Qu'appelle Boulevard, as shown on the following sketch:

Purpose:

To rezone the subject property from RC-1 (Comprehensive Residential) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) and OS (Open Space) to facilitate the subdivision of four additional lots.

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To discharge a covenant registered against the title of the subject property restricting the size of the Walmart building. Location:

1055 Hillside Drive, as shown on the following sketch:

Purpose:

To discharge a covenant registered against the title of the subject property restricting the size of the Walmart building to 12,077 m² (130,000 sq. ft.) to permit a 1,340 m² (14,400 sq. ft.) addition. The application will be subject to the following:

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Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel for the New Water System on Highway 5A The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 11:30 am in Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2, to consider any complaints respecting the new parcel tax rolls for the following Local Area Service Project: Highway 5A Local Area Service Construction By-law No. 13-216 for the installation of a water delivery for four parcels on Highway 5A.

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This parcel tax roll is available for public inspection from the Collector at City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) during regular office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Property owners included in these areas may request the parcel tax roll be amended based on one or more of the following grounds: a) There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; b) There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; and/or c) An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. The request must be in writing and received by the Collector, City of Kamloops, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2, or fax 250-828-3578 by 11:30 am on Friday, February 24, 2012. Marlie Worrin, Collector/Revenue and Taxation Manager 250-828-3432 mworrin@kamloops.ca

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Providing $15,000 for the purchase of a bus shelter;

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Constructing an accessible pathway from Hillside Drive onto the subject property; and Painting two crosswalks linking the pathway to Michael's and Michael's to Walmart.

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A copy of the proposed amendment to City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 and the covenant discharge may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed amendment to City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 or covenant discharge and wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

Appearing before Council at the said Public Hearing; and/or

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Forwarding written submissions for Council consideration to the attention of the Legislative Services Division by mail to 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; by fax to 250-828-3578; or by email to legislate@kamloops.ca no later than 4:00 pm the Monday prior to the Public Hearing. For more information on this process, call 250-828-3483.

For further information concerning the proposed amendment or for the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561or visit our website at:

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