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Thursday, February 9, 2012 X Volume 25 No. 12 X 30 cents at Newsstands Matt Schiller (left) and Adam Passmore rescued their neighbour’s pets from a raging house fire in Brocklehurst on the weekend. The two teens ran into the inferno and managed to save the lives of the animals by bringing them through the rear patio door. “We were right there and we didn’t really even think about it,” said Schiller. Dave Eagles/KTW

Cool as ice while saving pets from flames By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

How did Adam Passmore know it wasn’t a regular day at school? “I’ve never had my principal buy me lunch before,” he said. “That was kind of weird.” Weird, perhaps, but the 17-yearold Grade 12 student at NorKam secondary earned that free cafeteria meal — every last fry. That’s because Passmore and his 18-year-old friend, Matt Schiller, ran into a burning Glenview Avenue home on Sunday, Feb. 5, saving the lives of three pets and, perhaps, preventing the blaze from spreading more than it did. The casual way in which Passmore tells the story does not

capture the intensity of the situation. “We were just coming home after my hockey game and we saw the smoke,” he said, sitting down with KTW while enjoying a couple of Pizza Pops in the kitchen of his family’s Brocklehurst home. “We decided we’d kind of just drive up and see what it was.” What it ended up being was the home of Passmore and Schiller’s friend — and flames were shooting out of a basement window. Passmore said he and Schiller got out and approached their friend’s mother, who was frantically watching the scene unfold outside the house. “She’s like, ‘My dogs are inside!’” Passmore said, raising his voice as he tells the story. “‘Go get the dogs! Go get

the animals!’” So, Passmore and Schiller went around to the back of the house — where the flames weren’t as intense — and entered through a patio door. “We opened the door, we went inside and we stayed low,” Passmore said. “[The dogs] just came to us. We grabbed them and got out as soon as we could.” The family’s cat was also able to escape through the open patio door. For his part, Schiller said he’s never experienced anything like it. “That’s the first time I’ve ever even seen a house fire,” he said. “It was crazy. You could just feel the floor was weak, too, like it was ready to break.” The two heroes said they also removed a number of items, which

they thought might be combustible, from just outside the house. They were unable to get to a propane tank in time, however, and Passmore said it exploded. Passmore and Schiller have since been able to speak to the family, which was temporarily displaced by the blaze. “They said, ‘There’s nothing really you can say,’” Passmore said. “There is nothing really you can say.” Another thing there’s apparently not much about which to say is why Passmore and Schiller entered the home in the first place. “We were right there and we didn’t really even think about it,” Schiller said. “I just followed Passmore in. He knew where to go and where to get

the animals.” Though the fire was on Sunday afternoon, Passmore didn’t become a true NorKam celebrity until Tuesday. That’s because a CFJC-TV7 crew was filming the blaze and the news piece aired on the station’s broadcast on Monday evening. “Everyone’s like, ‘I saw you on the news,’” Passmore said, once again raising his voice slightly to show an excited emphasis. “It was pretty cool.” Free lunches aside, Passmore said the best part about the experience was being able to help his friend’s family. And, when asked if he’d do it again, he didn’t hesitate in his response. “Yup,” he said.


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Census says city has 85,678 people By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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If you’ve noticed the streets and neighbourhoods around the Tournament Capital have become busier in the last five years, you wouldn’t be wrong. According to newly released data from the 2011 Census, Kamloops has grown by 6.6 per cent — or by 5,302 people in the last five years — to a total of 85,678. The Kamloops census agglomeration (the regional area surrounding Kamloops) also grew by 6.4 per cent, to 98,754 from 92,797 in 2006. That is nearly enough people to fill Interior Savings Centre. For Dan Sulz, the executive director of Venture Kamloops,

the numbers help in the effort to attract new businesses to the city. He said the census data proves there is growth in Kamloops. “The bigger the base of the population, the more attractive it is for new businesses to come to,” Sulz said, noting the organization uses the information to market the city. He also suggested the population growth bodes especially well for the retail and hospitality industries. “With the growth in population, there’s more of a business case to have more shopping,” Sulz said. Though the population growth in Kamloops essentially mirrored that of the province, which saw its population jump by seven per cent to 4.4 million, the city

couldn’t match the increase in places like Chilliwack and Kelowna. Both cities saw their population jump by 11.9 per cent and 10.8 per cent, respectively. Kamloops now ranks fifth in census agglomeration behind Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and AbbotsfordMission and ahead of Nanaimo, Chilliwack and Prince George. The census also revealed there are now 286 people living in an average per square kilometre in the city. But, as a sign of the times that more people are choosing to live in urban areas, an average of just 2.7 people live in a square kilometre of the federal KamloopsThompson-Cariboo electoral district.

Population exploding on TIB reserve

TURNING JAPANESE? WE THINK SO Thompson Rivers University students show off their Japanese pride by dressing up at the TRU Japanese Club’s photo booth in traditional costumes on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Clockwise from lower left: Mary-Grace Maung, Alec Clark-Warner, Braeden Healey and Jennalee Banman ham it up. The group was taking part in the university’s annual International Days, which continue through Friday, Feb. 10. Go online to tru.ca for a schedule of events. Dave Eagles/KTW

While recently released census numbers show slight population increases in the City of Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, the gigantic growth in one local area stands out. Over the five years leading up to the 2011 census, the population on the T’Kemlups Indian Band reserve has skyrocketed by 44 per cent. In 2006, census information showed the reserve’s population was 1,786. Last year, that number ballooned to 2,577.

Representatives from the TIB were unavailable as of KTW press time, but a large chunk of that population increase is likely due to the growth of Sun Rivers in recent years. Another surprising figure among the TIB census statistics is the reserve’s reported population density of 18.8 people per square kilometre. The City of Kamloops, by comparison, is home to 286.3 people per square kilometre. According to census figures, there are 1,262 private dwellings on the TIB reserve.

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Residents will soon get their say on the planned expansion of a big-box store in Kamloops. City council has approved a public hearing on an application by Walmart to expand by about a tenth of its size. The store wants to a restrictive covenant removed so it can add 14,000 square feet of retail space. Walmart has indicated it wants to update its current product inventory, which includes expansion of grocery sales. The covenant was placed on

the property 12 years ago when the store was first approved by council. Though the current council unanimously approved the hearing, several councillors said they wanted to hear from the public, given the decision on the covenant was made more than a decade ago. Donovan Cavers said he has no problem with sending the application to a hearing, but expressed concern over the impact an expanded Walmart would have on smaller businesses in the area. The project entails demolition and reconstruction of the tire and

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In the last decade, the Tournament Capital has become a do-ityourself town. Roughly three quarters of new business licences handed out by the city since 2002 have been for home-based operations. The numbers have city officials trying to figure out why there hasn’t been as big an increase for businesses in commercial- and industrial-zoned areas. David Trawin, director of development and engineering services, said his department will study the issue. He said the numbers are disconcerting, given there is an increasing number of vacancies downtown, while the city has plans to grow the North Shore.

“What we are undertaking is looking at the geographic locations of those increases or decreases over 10 years in terms of business licensing,” Trawin said, suggesting new businesses are likely locating in the southwest sector of the city. However, he wouldn’t speculate on any solutions — or if there is even a problem. Since 2002, the city has handed 1,100 additional business licences, but only 350, or 35 per year, have gone toward businesses destined for commercial or industrial areas. In the meantime, it turned out to be an average year for the city’s business-licensing department. According to the 2011 development and engineering services department annual report, the number of

new businesses licensed dropped by 3.5 per cent to 790, compared to 819 in 2010. The total number of business licences in the city rose slightly to 5,512 for 2011, up from 5,421 the previous year. The number has steadily increased over the last 10 years. In 2002, there were 4,432 businesses licensed with the city. The city also managed to take in more money, collecting an extra $15,247 in license revenue, bringing the total for the year to $1.025 million. The number of home-based business in Kamloops also rose last year, to 1,943 from 1,915 the previous year. Home-based businesses make up 34.9 per cent of all licences in the city, but the share dropped slightly from 35.2 per cent in 2010.

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ACK IN 2008, WHEN Prime Minister Stephen Harper was looking around for another photoop, he decided to herald his government’s corporate tax-cuts program. To illustrate it, he opted for Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), which is owned by Progress Rail Service Corporation, which is owned by Caterpillar. Caterpillar is the world’s biggest manufacturer of equipment for construction and mining. It builds massive engines and industrial turbines. It has more than $70 billion in assets, so it’s pretty darn profitable. The photo-op Harper agreed to back then was when the federal government was giving EMD a $5-million tax cut. Just two years later, Harper’s government was approving the purchase of EMD by Caterpillar. Now, some background. My hometown is London, Ont., where, back in 1950, just a few years before I was born, EMD opened a locomotive plant. So, for as long as I can remember, locomotives have been built in London. It was just one of those big industries out in the east end of the city that employed a lot of my friends’ dads and helped fuel the local economy. Yes, it had its ups and downs, but still, up until recently, more than 400 people worked there. Today, they are all unemployed.

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LEVEL That’s because Harper let Caterpillar buy the plant in 2010 without exacting any guarantees those jobs would be safe. Today, those jobs are gone. Caterpillar says it was an economic necessity, but that statement comes just days after the company announced record-high profits. If there’s a company that has been recession-proof, it’s Caterpillar, which regularly is way up at the top of the Fortune 500 list. There’s a lesson to be seen on how it is so profitable — and it comes at the expense of those Londoners. The company told those hundreds of workers they had to take a 50 per cent pay cut to the average hourly wage of $34. They were told they had to give up their pension plan. In a market overview last year, investment giant JP Morgan said profit margins in American companies were increasing because of reductions in wages and benefits. It said labour compensation “is now firmly negative in real terms.”

Even Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty — a man I would never vote for if I lived in the province — said the federal law that allowed the purchase needs to be reviewed “to ensure that a potential investor is committed in some way, shape or form to the future of that business in that community and those jobs.” Yes, that’s probably a bit of politicking, too, because McGuinty didn’t do much to try to resolve the labour impasse. In fact, the shutdown came just three days after McGuinty did his Rodney King imitation and asked both sides to get along. The work in London is being moved to Indiana, a state that just this month enacted right-to-work legislation that outlaws mandatory union membership or a requirement to pay union dues. The legislation in the Hoosier State pretty much guts a union’s ability to accomplish anything and gives the employer the power to pay whatever it wants. And, that just gives JP Morgan another chance to issue another update pointing out profitability continues to increase because of wage and benefit reductions. Or, in simpler words, companies are getting richer on the backs of poorer workers. Here’s hoping Harper does something to stop this thing from happening again. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com kamloopsstreetlevel.tumblr.com

Meeting the challenge raised by the Raise The Rates group, Surrey NDP MLA Jagrup Brar spent the past several weeks trying to subsist on the $610 monthly welfare rate. And, as many have pointed out, the shoes he was wearing were not his: He had the luxury of being able to walk away from them; he isn’t poor, or unemployed; and he knew throughout his ordeal that he would return to his family, with the certainty of finding a roof over his head a knowing where his next meal is and coming from. But, at the very least, Brar has had a taste, first-hand, of what it’s like to be poor and marginalized in our society. That’s more than can be said of many politicians from all levels, whose idea of getting their hands dirty is donning a hardhat and rolling up their sleeves for a photo-op and a few well-scripted platitudes. If the NDP MLA’s journey was a self-serving publicity stunt, it is clearly one that cost him a little more in physical discomfort than many politicians have risked over the course of numerous terms in office. It can be argued that it is an exercise in futility with no practical outcome, serving to reinforce an entrenchment of political attitudes rather than promote a dialogue on possibilities. After all, say some, obviously the rate is too low for our needy to thrive — if not survive on. For others, it was never intended as a permanent income and a higher rate will simply encourage more wastrels to apply for it rather than become self-reliant. The MLA claims his experience has made him a changed man. We can hope that change becomes manifest in more activism on behalf of the poor in his own riding and beyond. We can hope his actions can motivate other leaders to provide policy alternatives to address the vicious cycle of poverty that exists on our streets. Unless there is meaningful follow-up by people of conscience, Brar’s experience — no matter how earnest and well-intended — will end up being considered just another photo-op. And that would be a shame.

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Re: Got milk? A moooving retro ride: “Steve, Teresa, Scott and Max — what a great article to read. “I am so proud of you all. Way to go! “It could not have happened to a nicer family. I wish you lots and lots of success.” — posted by Karen Large “Could anything be more cool? “Congratulations, Terry and Steve — and to your customers!” — posted by Lucy Moyer “I live on Salt Spring Island now, but still have fond memories of Dave, our Blackwell Dairy delivery man!” — posted by Linda James

Re: Small rocks, Prism just rolls along: “Captured perfectly!” — posted by Sandra Macdonald “Beautiful! Thanks, Dale!” — posted by Kristopher Ruston “Dale strikes again.” — posted by Andrew Harrison

MPs need to reform their gold-plated pension plan Editor: As a taxpaying Canadian who is nearing retirement, I am very disturbed by the news of impending changes to our pension plans. Before any government looks at the plans of Canadian citizens, I strongly feel there needs be a revision of the golden/ platinum pension plan enjoyed by MPs. Reducing the taxpayer contribution from $23 to $1 for every dollar the MP contributes is fair enough compensation.

I also feel strongly that the MP should have to wait until the age of 65, or whatever minimum age is instituted for the average taxpayer, before being able to draw a pension. We do appreciate MP contributions to our society, but the time has come for common sense to prevail and for this blatant money grab to stop. Those MPs with Reform roots should realize we still remember those old promises that were made.

Gifted students deserve funding Imminent war with Iran Editor: Re: The Feb. 7 letter from Franca Muraca, who commented on a column by Dale Bass concerning the the fate of the proposed International Baccalaureate (IB) program at NorKam secondary (‘Bass’s column on teachers, IB program loaded with fiction’)” As a parent of a potential IB student, I found Muraca’s letter to be narrowminded and biased. It makes me question whether the teachers’ union would be upset if the school district invested $250,000 in a program for special-needs students. Would the union be using excuses such as “lack of consultation” for not participating in program training and workshops? I am tired of the whining of teachers regarding their working conditions, class composition an d the constant efforts to make each student equal. The reality is every student is not equal and programs need to be developed so each student can reach their ideal potential.

This includes the Beattie School of the Arts, the Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, sport academies and the IB program. My student is an example of the system working against her natural abilities to have her fit within the “average”. We were told that when she could read, write, add and subtract in kindergarten and Grade 1, it would all “average out” by Grade 3. Does it average out or do students with above-average skills become bored while the rest of the class catches up? Fortunately, we found a teacher who didn’t accept that philosophy and was willing to have our student tested to determine her academic-skills levels. Where is the program for students who deserve a challenging learning environment. where they are encouraged to do more and be more than just “average”? Let’s remember that “gifted” is also a category and gifted students deserve funding, too. Shannon Douglas Kamloops

North Shore is shining once again Editor: Re: KTW’s two-part feature (‘North Shore’s New Age’): It’s great to hear the community has finally decided to take back what rightfully belongs to it. I am on the newer side of being a Kamloops resident as it has only been three years since I moved up from

the Lower Mainland. One of the first things I noticed and often asked residents about was why this community allows citizens who choose not to be part of a better society to live and roam on some of the best real estate in Kamloops? I often wondered why are people paying top dollar to live in the hills, only to have cooler

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temperatures, longer winters and less sunshine. The North Shore’s revitalization is great news — and it’s great for our youth to learn from this — when faced with tough decisions, don’t give up and run for the hills! Jamie Barron Kamloops

about control of oil Editor: The latest diatribe by John Baird, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, regarding Iran and Israel was, as to be expected, over-the-top rhetoric. Comparing the current situation to the Holocaust is absurd and extremely irresponsible. The facts, are once again, ignored in favour of propaganda designed to get us ready to be involved in yet another war of aggression in which the Holocaust will be perpetrated on the people of Iran. Iran is not trying to build a nuclear weapon. That is fact that has been confirmed by the U.S.’s own intelligence agencies, its Nuclear Regulatory Commission and even by the Israeli government. It’s all about regime change and control of oil — and, we all know how well that has worked out in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why does Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his war-mongering Conservative party want to get us into yet another entirely pointless war with another country that poses no threat to us? More importantly, why is the media allowing itself to once again be used to beat the drums of war? Why the unequivocal support of Israel and its brutal military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip? These are questions worth asking in light of the recent announcement of the imminent gutting of the Canadian Pension Plan. Apparently, we can’t afford it. Perhaps that has something to do with spending billions on war and war machines. Watching the current gang in Ottawa is beginning to look a lot like watching a Republican debate. Next thing you know, Harper will be planing to move his residence to the moon and, frankly, I’d be in favour of funding that. Bill Ligertwood director Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought

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HEN IT comes to shopping, North Kamloops might not be the first place that comes to mind as a mecca of retail. That certainly was the reputation Herman Hothi battled when he first decided to open his Nu Leaf Produce Market on Fortune Drive. “A lot of people thought the money and people aren’t on this side of the bridge, but that’s been proven wrong,” he told KTW. “There’s much more money here than people actually think there is.” Hothi said locals are willing to pay a few extra cents to get fresh produce, rather than drive over the bridge to the South Shore. Since Nu Leaf opened its doors last September, business has been peachy. At first, the majority of customers were seniors but, in the following months, the store has attracted every demographic. Hothi, who has lived in North Kamloops his entire life, only sees the potential for the community to continue to grow. “Everybody’s seen that, over the last few years, how it’s certainly changed,” he said. While Nu Leaf has found a comfortable

home on Fortune Drive, there is a similar optimism in other parts of the neighbourhood. For more than 40 years, Surplus Herby’s has been an institution along the Tranquille Market corridor. While the store has seen a lot over the four decades in its location, operations manager Todd Flodstrom said there has never been any intention of moving. “We’ve kind of developed our own thing here,” he said. Though Flodstrom never paid much attention to some of the trouble close to his doorstep when crime was an issue a few years ago, he does notice a change in the neighbourhood. A block away, a new commercial/residential development is under construction, while Library Square and the new Holiday Inn are just up the street. They are new developments and businesses welcomed by Flodstrom, who views all the revitalization as an opportunity to bring more people and customers to the area. Across the street, Darleen Polegi is getting ready to pack up the business she started more than six years ago. Home Hearth and Cottage will close its doors in March. It’s an opportunity for Polegi to focus on her second business, Basket Bliss, a gift-delivery service that has taken off in

Businesses that are North Shore to the core: Nu Leaf Produce Market (above), Mark Dick and his Littlest Toy Shop (above left) and Todd Flodstrom and the venerable Surplus Herby’s (left). Dave Eagles photos/KTW

recent years. Though Polegi’s departure will leave an empty storefront, she intends to return to the neighbourhood when economic conditions improve. “I see nothing but potential for huge growth in the area,” she said. When Polegi first opened her store, she recalled seeing illegal activity outside every day. Today, the street has

been cleaned up and the small-business owner shares the same vision as some — that the Tranquille corridor will become a funky shopping area — though she cautions it will still take some time. It’s not just the Tranquille area benefitting from a resurgence of interest in North Kamloops as the business community in Brocklehurst is holding its own. Two years ago, Mark

Dick decided to venture out on his own and open the Littlest Toy Shop in the Brock Shopping Centre. In an age of big-box retailers, Dick’s store would certainly be an underdog. However, in the two years since opening its doors, the toy store has proven to be anything but little. Dick said business is steadily growing, along with the neighbourhood. It hasn’t hurt that

the RiverBend seniors housing complex opened in the area, leading to a client base more than happy to spend some money on their grandchildren. Dick said his store also caters to the younger families who have moved into the area in recent years. “It’s a nice little neighbourhood,” he said. North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) manager Peter Mutrie believes the attitude in the community has changed for the better. As new developments, such as Library Square, rise and wellknown business like Tim Hortons arrive, Mutrie sees a change in the demographic with new clients and customer base. “Other business folks are showing up,” he said. Meanwhile, the NSBIA has worked with businesses along Tranquille to beautify the street through building-

makeover projects. Some storefronts have been designed to look like murals, while some have adopted planter beds to green the street. “Pride has just gone up from there,” Mutrie said. But, he cautioned, there are still challenges for the community in the coming years. Mutrie noted there are infrastructure issues that need to be identified as the area continues to age, while the gateways to the community, specifically the airport, require improvement. As well, residents and businesses have been waiting patiently for a major upgrade to the street lighting along Tranquille Road, a project expected to start later this year. Mutrie remains confident city hall is interested in addressing some of the issues as the community grows in the coming years.

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F YOU TAKE a drive around the North Shore, it’s not hard to see — there is plenty of construction and new development. In recent years, the cityscape of the community has started to transform. The list of new developments and projects is as long as a drive-thru lineup during a lunch rush at the new Brocklehurst Tim Hortons outlet. There is the new Holiday Inn and the Golden Vista Suites on Cherry Avenue. Construction is underway on a pharmacy/residential building along Tranquille Road, while plans continue to roll along for a fourtower, 410-unit development on Cottonwood Avenue. In Brocklehurst, there is the RiverBend seniors complex and the new Tim Hortons, while the airport got a $25-million makeover. But, when the topic of the resurgence of the North Shore is discussed, it seems to land back at Library Square. Standing on his sixth-floor balcony, Bill Anhorn can literally see for miles. From his Library Square apartment, he has a view of Eighth Street heading north to Batchelor Heights, west toward the airport and east right over Northills Mall. As the first manager of the North Shore Business Improvement

Bill Anhorn looks out at the North Shore from his sixth-floor apartment at Library Square. As the first manager of the North Shore Business Improvement more than 20 years ago, Anhorn likes what he sees from his balcony. Dave Eagles/KTW

Association (NSBIA) more than 20 years ago, Anhorn likes what he sees from his balcony. “This is central to everything,� he told KTW. For the spry senior, Library Square is within walking distance of everything he needs — the ANAVETS 290 building, the White Spot Restaurant and the mall. After his wife passed away from cancer three years ago, Anhorn, who was living in Cottonwood Manor at the time, but then moved to the Hamlets in Westsyde, said he wasn’t quite ready to stay at a seniors’ home, so he looked at Library Square. In 2011, he decided to make the move and, as he puts it, “come back home.� Library Square is a unique development consisting of 151 residential units mixed with two commercial areas

and the North Kamloops public library. It was one of the first P3s in Kamloops, a public-private partnership, and has been credited with anchoring the resurgence of the neighbourhood. “This is really going to be the centre of development,� said Anhorn, who has championed the North Shore since he moved to the city in 1968. He said when the North Shore as a business area was first conceived, the common complaint was there was not enough traffic. Now, he jokes, people complain there is too much. Originally, developer Casey VanDongen was looking at building something downtown but, with the city and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District working on development incentives and the new Holiday Inn being built,

the president of Tri-City Contracting opted for the North Shore and Tranquille Road. “We thought this might come around to something, and it did,� he said. VanDongen admits he took a risk when he decided to take his development to the North Shore and break ground on the project in 2008. But, four years later, he wouldn’t change a thing. He said the city has been a good partner along the way, adding the neighbourhood needed a development like Library Square to kick-start its resurgence. Construction on the third and final phase of the development will begin later this year and, though VanDongen admits the market isn’t exactly hot, units are selling. NSBIA manager Peter Mutrie has always

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been the North Shore’s most-vocal cheerleader. He also sees Library Square as an anchor piece for the neighbourhood, but suggested its success is just part of the transformation in the area. Mutrie believes there is an attitude change in North Kamloops, where people are happy to do business in the community and young families are taking an interest in becoming residents. “I’m hearing, ‘Boy, the North Shore sure has changed in the last few years’,� Mutrie said. As more people in the community own their own homes, Mutrie said ownership comes with a greater interest in taking care of the area. “It gets to be attractive and other people want to be a part of it and be here,� he said. The days when realtors would steer clients away from the North Shore appear long gone. Kristen Mason has been a real estate agent in Kamloops for four years. She said people are taking a closer look at all areas of North Kamloops because homes are cheaper than south across the river. The average assessed value of a home on the North Shore, including North Kamloops and Brocklehurst, in 2012 is $303,000, compared to $404,000 in Sahali and Aberdeen. Mason noted it is a mix of buyers, from young families to seniors and investors, who see a future in the community. XSee BROCKLEHURST A14

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Part of what has attracted so many new developments to North Kamloops can be found in the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan. The 176-page document is a comprehensive land-use blueprint intended to guide the growth of the North Shore for the next 20 years. It is full of initiatives, from green buildingtax incentives to the design of green streets, all while encouraging density and infill development. It took three years to complete before finally being approved in 2008. Since its inception, the city has tackled or completed one-third of the medium or high priorities on the plan’s policy and capital-projects checklist. Some of the larger projects include the completion of the North Shore Spirit Square at Yew Street and MacKenzie Avenue, a green-street pilot project on Fleetwood Avenue and the North Shore Transit Exchange. They are projects worth millions of dollars. “We’ve made huge progress on it [the neighbourhood plan],� said David Trawin, the city’s director of development and engineering services. In the last four or five years, he noted, interest in development in North Kamloops has outpaced that seen in the downtown core, in part because there is more vacant land. “It’s [the North Shore] kind of rediscovered itself in another way and now we’re actually seeing some development and interest by a lot of groups,� Trawin said.

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Kamloops-Thompson board of education chairwoman Denise Harper also considers the exodus of North Shore students a problem. Though some students may be crossing the river for good reasons, she said there is a false perception about the North Shore. “I see the whole culture of the North Shore changing,” she said. Harper sees more new homes being built, older homes being renovated and younger families moving into the community, all leading to a revitalization of the North Shore. She wants North Shore residents to consider the schools in their community as vibrant and leading edge. Harper believes the IB and trades and technology programs proposed for NorKam are the types of initiatives that will help lead to a change in perception and keep students on the North Shore.

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A small downtown business owner has decided to start a petition he hopes will change practices at city hall after spending thousands of dollars to install equipment into his restaurant he didn’t need. Trevor Cesarone said he wants to change the mentality of the city’s building-inspection department and plans to take his concerns to city council. KTW reported Cesarone, who owns Papa Tee’s Pizzeria on Victoria Street, was forced by the building-inspection department to install expensive ventilation equipment to deal with grease-laden vapours in order to get his business licence. Though he indicated he would only be making soups and sauces, Cesarone was told by the building inspector he would need the ventilation system. He complied and had the system installed, which added up to more than $50,000 and delayed the opening of the business by almost a year. Following the KTW story, Cesarone met with the city’s chief building inspector Kundan Bubbar, and learned the equipment wasn’t necessary. During the meeting, he was told if he had any concerns during the process, he should have spoken to Bubbar personally. Cesarone called the process confusing and believes it is scaring people away from starting their own business. “It’s just mind-boggling the way they can just determine their own set of rules for each individual,” Cesarone said. He said the lesson is to question any direction by the building-inspection department. “There are different answers in there,” Cesarone said, noting he has spoken to other individuals and businesses who support his petition. However, Bubbar defended his staff and the role of the inspection department, maintaining employees are always “walking on a thin line.” He said inspectors help out clients as much as they can, but try not to be consultants. Bubbar said the role of the inspector is to provide answers to people based on the questions being asked, adding in some cases people don’t ask the right questions. Cesarone had also suggested several restaurants in town are cooking without the proper systems, but the fire department, which is in charge of such inspections, found no evidence. Bubbar said he is confident if any restaurant is breaking the law, it will eventually be caught.

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As the calendar flipped to 2012, the next level of emission standards for Domtar came into effect — and, so far, the pulp mill has passed the test. Quarterly test results provided by Domtar to the Ministry of Environment show the mill discharged 165 milligrams of particulate per cubic metre during a January test. That amount is less than the 180 milligrams allowed under its permit and an improvement on the near-fail from a test in the summer and the 175.8-milligrams reading from the third quarter. By the end of the year, the mill is to have reduced the particulate

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City council not ready to hop on bus By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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For years, any time BC Transit has offered Kamloops more hours of bus service, the city has been happy to accept them. But, as city council heads into budget discussions, politicians want to take a closer look at the recent offer by the Crown corporation. BC Transit has offered 8,197 conventional transit-service hours, along with another 2,000 custom hours for the HandyDART, to be split with the Tk’emlups Indian Band. Council approved 2,500 hours in the 2011 budget, but that was held back upon completion of the Kamloops Transit Future Plan, which was done last fall. Whether council agrees to take the hours remains up in the air, as it agreed to add the item to a list of budget items to be discussed at public meetings later this month. Coun. Donovan Cavers urged his colleagues to approve at least 6,500 hours of new service minimum, arguing the extra hours would have huge benefits to the sustainability goals of the city. Other councillors expressed doubts taxpayers could afford the extra cost.

Mayor Peter Milobar said the issue comes down to what the city can afford, noting new service hours need to be added strategically. “Service will never be as good as a car,” he said. The estimated total net cost for the increased service, including debt and servicing vehicles, would be $675,000 a year. The cost for 2012 would be $223,000, based on a September start. BC Transit’s offer also includes 3,450 hours of service for the TIB, which would be paid for by the band. Council approved a motion to have staff work with BC Transit and the TIB to have the band’s service hours included into the city’s operating agreement. The city’s transit budget includes an additional $647,000 in 2012 and $520,000 in 2013 to meet increasing costs for the level of service now provided. Evening public budget meetings are scheduled for Feb. 28, March 6 and March 13 at Interior Savings Centre. In 2009, the city worked with BC Transit to add an additional 10,000 annual hours of service. However, in the end, the city received an additional 4,000 hours from the Crown corporation.

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Scooters boost skaters nerves The city has bought a dozen ice scooters for a pilot program in local arenas. The aids are designed for all ages and can be used to build skills and confidence on the ice. For those eager to strap on some skates, the Brock Arena is hosting a Toonie Skate on Feb. 11 to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It goes from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will host a Toonie Skate on March 17 from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Punch cards can be purchased from cashiers at each arena, the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool. Public skate and drop-in hockey schedules are available online at kamloops.ca/ arenas.

child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal obligation and a duty to report that possible abuse to authorities. It is not only good for the potential wellbeing of the child and the family — it is potentially a contribution to a healthier and safer community. Second issue: This week, the provincial government announced creation of a crisis line to serve Interior communities. Many news agencies have been asking if that is a good thing.

It is, and one of the responses we gave to reporters who called is we can all contribute and improve before the crisis line is needed. Last week, Britain’s most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, published a study that showed regions with increased prevention efforts had lower suicide rates. Regions with suicide-prevention services and programs resulted in 200 to 300 fewer deaths per year at a person’s own hand. Third: Did you know we are close to having a

blood test for the diagnosis of depression? A team at Massachusetts General Hospital — the grand poobah of medicalteaching facilities — has found nine biomarkers that can help to distinguish patients who had a major depressive disorder from others. The blood tests accurately captured the depression diagnosis of 90 per cent of patients with a previous diagnosis of depression. The fear is a test that misses 10 per cent of depressed patients could lead to delayed treat-

ment. More work is being done to improve the process. Our fourth news item is about another leading cause of mental illness and dementia — head injuries. New research shows high-school football players experience changes in brain function long before they ever have a recognizable concussion. The study concludes a serious of continuous smaller hits has the same devastating effect on the brain as a single, more serious concussive blow. Researchers studied players on a highschool team for two seasons and used MRIs to measure brain activity. Over time, the

changes in brain function that showed in the MRIs correlated to the number of times they were hit. Finally, middle-aged male smokers are at a much higher risk for rapid cognitive decline and dementias. Quitting smoking reduces the impact on cognitive decline, but does not eliminate the impact until one has quit for 10 years or more.

Most people fear dementia more than a heart attack or stroke, so. if you need incentives to quit, this is the time.

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When the doors open on Saturday, Feb.13, at Market Fresh Foods, the first customer through them will be Mary Bianco. In doing so, she’ll be helping her son fulfil the dream his father had decades ago. The Bianco famkily has owned land just east of Todd Road in Dallas since the 1960s. Among plans Paul Bianco had for the land was to some day

build a grocery store, an anchor for the community. His son, Scott, has done that, building the anchor store in the Dallas Towne Centre. Bianco said there will be an official grand opening later, when the weather is better and the site isn’t as muddy as it is now. The soft opening will also help deal with any little glitches and “make sure everything is tickety-boo,” Bianco said. It’s also an area

still being developed, as the residential units above the retail space are being finished for expected occupancy next month. The goal was to open the grocery store last month but that plan was delayed as Bianco waited for equipment for the refrigeration units. This week has been spent stocking the shelves with non-

perishables; the fresh produce will be put out on the weekend. Bianco is hoping the dollar store in the retail area will also open Saturday, but it could be sometime next week. A hair salon is also scheduled to open soon. The store will be full-service, with an on-site butcher cutting all the meats,

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In Loving Memory of WERNER ARTHUR PREISS 1935 - 2012 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Werner Arthur Preiss of Black Pines, Kamloops, BC, on January 20, 2012 at the age of 76 years, surrounded by his loving family. Werner was predeceased by his wife Fokje Preiss; parents Karl Viktor and Anna Elfriede Preiss; and brothers Heinz Joachim Preiss and Herbert Manfred Preiss. He is survived by his three children Florriann Carissa Fehr (Glen), Werner Karl Van Iterson Preiss (Chelsea) and Earl Rudolf Preiss (Heather); his six beautiful grandchildren Alysha Katja Fehr, Janna Shaelynn Fehr, Joshua Jan Van Iterson Preiss, Leann Fokje Preiss, Hannah Evelyn Preiss and Benjamin Earl Preiss; his brother Günter Karl Preiss; and sisters Renate Agnes Rink, Schwestxer Hildegund Maria Preiss, Annelies Adeltraud Stüz, and Ursula Anna Mastandrea. Werner was born in Germany in 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1957. While in Germany he worked as a cabinet maker apprentice in East Germany, painter apprentice, gas-water apprentice and journeyman in West Germany. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1957 he worked as a ranch-hand/cowboy at the Frolek Cattle Company in Kamloops, painter and plumber journeyman and as a plumber and active member of UA Local 170 for over 45 years (initiated 1965). Werner had a great appreciation and love of nature and the outdoors. Over the years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, soccer, canoeing and tending to the many animals on his hobby farm. Werner touched many lives and he will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. A Celebration of Werner’s life will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Calvary Temple, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers, and in honour of his late wife Fokje Preiss who died of cancer at the age of 31, donations to the BC Cancer Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

GARY VAN DYKE 1955 – 2012 Tearfully we regret to announce that Gary Van Dyke passed away surrounded by the love of his family on February 5, 2012 at the age of 56 years. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Leslie, his daughter Stefanie (Rob) Howell, son Scott (Erica); cherished grandchildren Brianna and Nathan whom adored their Papa. Gary’s dear parents Tom and Helen are also left to mourn his passing, along with his brothers and one sister; Terry (Sheila), Mickey (Kate) and Barbie (Ron). Gary was very proud of his flooring company and very grateful for his many friends that he made through the Street Rod Association and the Vintage Car Club. “We’ll See You Later” The family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to all the staff of the ICU department at Royal Inland Hospital. Gary fulfilled his dream of restoring many trophy winning collector cars. There will be no service by request of the family. If one so desires to make a donation in Gary’s memory please do so to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation 311 Columbia Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 phone: 250-314-2325 email: rihf@interiorhealth.ca or the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch 1211,8th Street Kamloops BC V2B2Y3. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

MORRISON LeRoy A. Morrison passed away in Royal Inland Hospital on February 3, 21012 at the age of 79 years. He went away from us with his wife and family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Helen and his two sons Douglas (Norma) and Stephen (Rhonda). He also leaves his very special grandsons David, Mathew, Bob (Sharley) and little A.J. Also his sister May (Jim) Strasman of Toronto and his brother Don (Jane) of California, a niece Corinne (Doug) and nephew Shawn (Liz) and their children. LeRoy was born in Vancouver and lived in many communities in B.C. before settling in Westwold where he married Helen. It was here that their two sons were born. He and his dad owned and operated a portable sawmill. He later owned the Westwold Poultry Farm until 1966. He also drove logging truck and transport truck for H.M. Trimble & Sons. He attended U.B.C. and received a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught woodworking at Valleyview Jr. Secondary for 24 years and five years at the Young Offenders Camp near Logan Lake.

McELROY On January 5th, 2012, Tyrone (Ty) McElroy passed away at Kamloops Hospice at the age of 73 after a short battle with cancer. Tyrone is lovingly remembered by his wife, Dorathy. Their journey of 50 years together was celebrated November 4, 2011 with a surprise party hosted by their two sons, their wives, grandchildren, and her sister Lois and husband. All their friends and family were there to join in the celebration. Tyrone will be truly missed by his sons Lorne (Lila), and Shawn (Tara) McElroy, Grandchildren Cameron and Tyler McElroy and Justin and princess Meghan McElroy and many, many friends and family will sadly miss him. Tyrone is predeceased by his Father Percy McElroy, Mother Nancy McElroy and good friend Gerry McMillan. All will miss the many things Dad, Grandpa, Papa showed and taught them such as welding, working on vehicles, painting, pruning, and sharpening chain saws, as well as installing hot water tanks, electrical and plumbing jobs. Ty was always tinkering away in the garage. He made many hand made log swings and was famous for his “Gucci” fire pits.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, training Labrador dogs for field trial competitions and working in his wood working shop. In the late 1980’s he took up golf and joined the Rivershore Golf Club. He built a house there and lived at the course for 22 years.

Tyrone owned and operated his barbershop on 152 Victoria St. Kamloops for 25 years. He was also in the dart league for many years. His passion was their beautiful Loon Lake cottage. He enjoyed fishing, keeping wood fires burning, keeping up the yard and garden, cutting firewood, and visiting with all their wonderful neighbors.

In 2002, LeRoy had a stroke which left him partially paralyzed. Since then his ability to participate in many activities had been limited.

Tyrone and Dorathy spent 20 years playing in the warm sunshine of Yuma, AZ.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with The Very Reverend Louise Peters officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Westwold Cemetery for family and friends who wish to attend.

Tyrone’s favorite quote was “I did it my way!”

Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 203 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3 or the Westwold Community Church Society, Box 24, Westwold, B.C. V0E 3B0 in memory of Mr. Morrison would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.

Fulsebakke (Davenport), Patricia Beatrice

There will be no service by request. A memorial will be held at a later date. The McElroy’s would like to thank Dr. VanHeerden, Ardeth, Dr. Gabriel, all the nurses and doctors in emergency and on the floors of Royal Inland Hospital, ambulance staff and Personal Alternative Funeral Services. We truly wish to thank all the Angels of the Kamloops Hospice for their most loving care given to Tyrone. He was so blessed to be under their care. The Hospice is a “Garden from Heaven” delivering Angels to Heaven. God bless you all. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Tyrone McElroy to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S. Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 would be appreciated.

Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one final gift For all who come to see A single lasting proof that says I loved... and you loved me.

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The Little Unicorn by Peggy Kociscin,Albuquerque, New Mexico

But, as he grew and learned of life, The sparkle in his eye Grew misty as he realized Just what it means to cry.

The unicorn tried tirelessly, And gave the climb his best; But he felt it was not good enough, He felt he’d failed the test.

He learned that there are shadows In spite of shining sun. The more he grew, he found that life Was never always fun.

He could not understand it When he felt himself rejected – When all his gentle being asked Was but to be accepted.

For now he’d learn of feelings That come from deep within; No longer in the “dream world” Where (for so long) he’d been.

All this was just too much for him, He knew not what to do. That he was special as himself, Somehow, he never knew.

His gentle heart desired But to know the pleasure of To give and to receive The very precious gift of love.

He laughed and played with rainbows, So happy all day through, He loved to kiss the flowers As their petals shone with dew.

His spirit crushed, he felt defeated, And lonely tears would start. Not understanding how to love, It simply broke his heart.

To love meant to be happy, And yet it also brought him pain; For those he loved could hurt him Again.. and yet again.

He wandered through the meadows In the moon’s soft, silver light. He loved to gaze at all the stars That lightened up the night.

His mother held him lovingly And tried to ease his fears About the sadness life could bring... The lonely, bitter tears.

But now he’s in a loving place Where all his pain has ceased, Where all accepted him and his love, Where all he knows is peace.

He listened to the music Of the birds that graced the trees. He frolicked with the butterflies And raced the gentle breeze.

She said, “Life is like a mountain, (And surely this is true) That we must climb as best we can. There’s no ‘around or ‘through.’”

July 7, 1949 - Jan. 31, 2012 We regret to announce the passing of our mother Patricia, her vibrant personality and the love she showed for her family will be remembered and missed by all. Patricia passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2012 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Al Fulsebakke. She is survived by her children Darian (Yvonne) Clark of Lumby, Chris (Karen) Clark of Vernon, Alvin Fulsebakke of Vernon, Xanthia (Charles) Fulsebakke of Cherryville, her older brother Peter (Judy) Davenport of Lavington and her younger brother Les (Val) Davenport of Kelowna. She also left behind four grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Jacob Tench, Zandrea Tench and Kyairia Dean-Ramsey. Patricia was born in Liverpool, England and came to Canada with her family when she was 5. She attended college in Cranbrook where she studied to become a Practical Nurse, then moved to the Okanagan where she lovingly raised four children as a single mom. Her warmth, kindness, sense of humour and strong faith helped her through many difficult times during her life. Everyone who knew Patricia appreciated her. She will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Funeral Services will be held at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Breast Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family @ www.myalternatives.ca Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® 4417 - 29 Street, Vernon, BC

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There lived a little unicorn (From when the earth was new), His coat so white it glistened, His eyes a sparkling blue. In innocence and beauty, He danced through woods and streams. The animals danced with him, His heart aglow with dreams.

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Paul Cuthbert will be among competitors taking part in this weekend’s charity-driven Ice Bowl at the Rose Hill Disc Golf Course. Dave Eagles/KTW

Disc golfers will heat up course in Ice Bowl By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

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No wimps and no whiners. That’s the slogan for the 10th annual Kamloops Disc Golf Club (KDGC) Ice Bowl tournament, which will be held at the Rose Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Sunday, Feb. 12. “This is one of the most popular tournaments we have here in Kamloops,” said Ice Bowl director Steve Mackenzie. “For those who’ve been

thinking about checking out disc golf, the Ice Bowl is a good place to start because the emphasis is on fun and charity, rather than pure competition.” Registration for the tournament, which welcomes players of all skill levels, opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 11 a.m. The tournament doubles as a fundraiser for KidSport Kamloops and the Kamloops Food Bank. For each $14 entry fee, $10 is donated to charity.

The Ice Bowl is not just a Kamloops-centric event. There are other winter discgolf tournaments played across North America and Europe, which run between Jan. 7 and Feb. 26. The collective fundraising goal for the Ice Bowls this year is $300,000. Last year, the Kamloops tournament collected $1,571. Disc golf is essentially regular golf with a disc (which is like a Frisbee, only superior).

The target, instead of a hole, is a basket attached to the top of a two-foot-tall steel pole. Steel chains that act as a backboard are attached to the top of the basket. Each throw of the disc is a stroke. Disc golfers play their next throw from where the previous throw lies. Last year in Kamloops, the temperature on tournament day was -3 C and there was light snow falling. The forecast on Sunday is

sunny, with a high of 5 C. “The weather last year was classic, but we still had 30 people show up,” Mackenzie said. “Most of them came to play a wacky round of Ice Bowl golf, but some just came out to say hi and to help the cause. It was incredible. The KDGC organizes recreational play at the Rose Hill courses and tracks in Heffley Creek, Clearwater and Logan Lake. For more information on the club, go online to kdgc.com.

Kamloops sisters on ice have world at their feet Spence siblings dominate in Saskatoon en route to qualifying for events in Japan, Europe The Spence siblings continue to sizzle with the Kamloops River City Racers Club on the speed skating circuit. Josie Spence secured a spot on the Canadian junior long track team on the weekend at Junior Nationals in Saskatoon and will represent Canada at the Junior Worlds in Obihiro, Japan on March 3 and March 4. In Saskatoon, Josie Spence raced to personal-best times in all four distances skated. She was a double silver medalist, once in the 1500 metres with a personal-best time of 2:15.47, and a second time in the 3,000-metre event with a personal-best time of 4:49.92. Josie placed fifth in the 500metre event in a personal-best time of 43.55 and sixth in the 1,000-metre event in a person-

al-best time of 1:28.60. The top four male and four female skaters from the event were named to Canada’s team that will skate at the world event in Japan. Joining Josie on the female team are Kate Hanley of Alberta, Heather McLean of Manitoba and Meryem Labidi of Quebec. Josie’s next competition will be the Junior World Cup event in Calgary this weekend. Sara Spence also skated at Junior Nationals in Saskatoon and placed 13th overall, with personal-best times in all four distances she skated: 45.53 in the 500 metres; 1:33.86 in the 1,000 metres; 2:29.57 in the 1,500 metres; and a whopping 26-second personal-best time of 5:10.89 in the 3,000 metres. Tori Spence, the eldest

speed-skating sister, was racing in the Canada Cup division in Saskatoon and finished first in the 3,000-metre event in a new personal-best time of 4:39.87. Tori was second in the 1,500 metres with a new personalbest time and provincial record of 2:14.39. She was fifth in the 1,000metre event and seventh in the 500 metres. Sara and Tori will be competing in the North American Championships this weekend in Calgary. In addition, Tori will be racing her second World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, on the same weekend her sister, Josie, will be in Japan, on March 3 and March 4. Tori is the first B.C. female skater to qualify for a 5,000metre World Cup event.

Josie Spence (left) and sister Torie (above) will be in Japan and the Netherlands, respectively, next month, racing in world-championship events.


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Windsor rink seeks B.C. curling title The Brian Windsor rink of Kamloops opened the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship with a heartbreaking loss. The provincial tourney began on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Parskville and will continue through the weekend, with the final set for Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. Windsor opened the championship with a 5-4,

11th end loss to the Jay Tuson rink of Victoria. The Tournament Capital rink, which curls out of the Kamloops Curling Club, is composed of Windsor (skip), Adam Windsor (lead), Mike Smith (second) and Brad Thompson (third). This year’s 16-team event features, for the first time, a triple-knockout format. You can follow the championship online at playdowns.com.

Long Blades at nationals Four members of the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club are set to compete this weekend in the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating Championship. The meet will take place at the state-of-the-art indoor oval in the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John, one of only two 400-metre indoor ovals in Canada. The other is in Calgary. Long Blades Kristopher Pynten, Rylan DeBeeld, Sylvie Lloyd, and Dana Colter will represent B.C. at the national championships, having qualified at last month’s provincial long track championships in Fort St. James. Long Blades coach Sandi Vyse will be one of the two designated provincial coaches at the meet, along with Richard Stickel of Fort St John.

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Grab a stick and play lacrosse The Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association is holding a series of weekend drop-in clinics to publicize the upcoming season. The sessions are open to returning players wishing to shake off the rust and prepare for the season and to newcomers who want to try playing Canada’s national summer sport for the first time Drop-in sessions will take place at Pacific Way elementary, at Pacific Way and Aberdeen Drive, on Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 3 and March 10. Mini-tyke and novice divisions will take to the floor at 2 p.m., with pee wee, bantam and midget divisions following at 3 p.m. For more information and to register, go online to kmlaregistrar@hotmail.com or visit the Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association’s website at

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Sabres finish ninth at hoops tourney The Sa-Hali senior girls basketball team finished ninth at the York House tourney in Vancouver on the weekend. Sa-Hali opened with a 56-48 loss to St. Michael’s University. Nicole Karstein led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds. Miori Futemma added 10 points and eight rebounds. The Sabres fell in their second game, dropping a 71-50 decision to Britannia, the province’s top-ranked girls AA club. Karstein scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, while Kiana

Rainville added 10 points. Sa-Hali rebounded for a 67-44 win over Crofton House, led by Karstein (18 points, 11 rebounds), Haley Cochran (18 points, nine rebounds) and Rainville (10 points). The Sabres’ final game featured a showdown with Victoria’s Claremont for ninth place. Despite trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, Sa-Hali prevailed 50-47. Shenise Sigsworth scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Karstein, who secured a tournament honourable mention all-star nod, added 10 points.

Track and field workshop at TCC A level II track and field officials’ workshop will be held at the Tournament Capital Centre this weekend.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the guidance of instructors Cliff Weathermon and Bob Cowden. To register contact Alwilda van Ryswyk be email at alvan50@shaw. ca or by phone at 250372-9640.

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Give Armstrong your online vote Kamloops’ track and field community is urging residents to go online and vote for Dylan Armstrong as B.C. Athlete of the Year. Armstrong, who missed a bronze medal by a mere centimetre at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, is expected to medal at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England. To vote for Armstrong, go online to kamloopstrackandfield. ca.

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Classics golden at home meet Forty swimmers from the Kamloops Classics swim team competed on the weekend in the KGHM Ajax Valentine Splash meet at the Canada Games Pool. Nine-year-old junior 2 swimmer Sarah Koopmans performed well, garnering gold in the 100-metre butterfly, the 50-metre breaststroke and the 50-metre butterfly; snaring silver in the 100-metre backstroke and 100-metre individual medley; and bagging bronze in the 200-metre individual medley. Fellow junior 2 swimmer Ashley Bagabuyo, 9, had gold-medal finishes in the 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre individual medley; silver-medal finishes in the 200-metre individual medley, 50-metre butterfly, 100-metre butterfly and 100-metre breaststroke; bronze-medal finishes in the 50-metre freestyle and 100-metre

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Eloise Ladyman, 13, of the Kamloops Classics Swim Club is the picture of happiness after winning her heat during KGHM Ajax Valentine Splash swimming action at the Canada Games Pool on the weekend. For racing results, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on “Sports”. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Sharks open playoffs with a win The Sandman Inn Sharks nipped the Sandman Inn Kodiaks 3-2 to open the atom recreational playoffs. The Sharks were led by Jordan Swoboda (2G) and Devon Tournour (1G), with Birch Mierau getting the win in net. Replying for the Kodiaks were Luigi Comita (2G), Kylie Emsland (1A) and Luc Ryan (1A). Jared Flodstrom was in goal.

Saints shine The Scotiabank Saints bantam house hockey team scored a 7-5 win over the Predators. The Saints were led offensively by Parker Klassen (3G), Tyler Wightman (1G), Damon Redden (1G), Zachary Rachynski (1G) and Sam Perrin (1G). Scoring for the Predators were Graham Kemp (2G), Logan Faulkner, Josh Brace and Pacific Thompson.

Autobots automatic In midget recreational play, the Autobots beat the Warriors 6-1 behind the scoring of Brody Osborne (2G), Dallas Stachoski (1G), Lucas Kemp (1G), Chad McQueen (1G), Brendan Ruttan (1G), Justin Bartella (2A) and Marcus Bonnell (2A). Michael Clements notched the victory between the pipes. The Warriors’ lone goal came from Jordan Kealty.

HERricanes at .500 The Kamloops HERricanes managed a 2-2 record at a female atom hockey tournament in Penticton, good for third place overall. Scoring came from Natalie Knight (4G), Mackenzie

KAMLOOPS MINOR HOCKEY Gottfriedson (2G, 1A), Nicole Thomas (2G), Cassidy Stasiuk (1G, 1A), Amanda Thomas (2A), Megan Fraser (1A) and Nola Clarke (1A). The HERricanes defeated the Meadow Ridge Barracudas twice, but lost one game each to the Penticton Ice Dragons and the Williams Lake Dangerous Divas. Goalie Heather Russell was in net for Kamloops in all four games.

NorKam Elks advance The North Kamloops Elks defeated Kelowna in two games straight to advance to the second round of playoffs in midget tier 2 action. On Friday night, the Elks defeated Kelowna 3-2. Eric Heichert scored to tie the game at 2-2 with only 4.8 seconds left to play in regulation and Jake Latin scored the game winner in the second overtime period. Latin opened the scoring and Nolan Munden was in the Kamloops net. On Saturday, the Elks came out strong and defeated Kelowna 6-4. Dustin Vasil and Monty Chisholm had two goals each.

Colton Griffith and Eric Nachtigal both scored, while Jake Latin had two assists and Riley Woodland was in goal.

Spitfires sweep The Kamloops Western Roofing Spitfires won a pair of weekend games in atom development play. In an 8-7 win over the host Vernon WolfPack, the Spitfires were led by Kaden Dempsey (4A), Noah Bradley (2G), Josh Van Unen (2G), Cole Howaniec (2G), Harrison Ewert (2A), Noah Bradley (1G) and Jayden Russell (1G). Nathan Nesci got the win in net. The Spitfires then knocked off the Salmon Arm Silvertips 6-4 at Brocklehurst Arena. Offensive leaders for Kamloops in that game were Van Unen (2G), Elessio Louvros (1G), Howaniec (1G), Dempsey (1G) and Russell (1G). Bailey Monteith was victorious between the pipes.

Striker success The Strikers knocked off the Bruins 6-4 in novice blue hockey action at Brock Arena.

Leading the way for the Strikers were Jagga de la Boergina (3G, 1A), Isaac Bean (1G, 1A), David Browning (1G, 1A) Jax Anderson (1G) and Denise Jackson (1A). The Bruins were paced by Bradley Boudreau (1G, 1A), Ryan Sanderson (1G, 1A), Reid Zunti (1G), Stephan Pigeon (1G), Abigail Sanderson (1A) and Matthew Pryor (1A).

Lions roar The North Kamloops Lions earned a 4-1 victory over Vernon in midget tier 1 hockey action. Leading the way for the Lions were Jordan Lingel (1G, 2A), Cole McCaskill (2A), Jacob Coelho (2A), Adam Struch (1G), Bobby Kashuba (1G) and Marshall Sidwell (1G). North Kamloops goalie Kyle Michalovsky got the win in net. The Lions then dropped a 4-3 decision to the visiting Pursuit of Excellence from Kelowna. Scoring for North Kamloops were Coelho (1G), Coling Rintoul (1G) and Steven Rintoul (1G). Tyrell HamerJackson took the loss in net. The Lions begin their league playoffs this coming weekend against Vernon.

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IFE CAN BE HARD ENOUGH RAISING THREE KIDS, THE OLDEST OF WHOM IS JUST SIX, THE SIBLINGS EACH TWO YEARS BEHIND THE OTHER. Add cystic fibrosis (CF) into the situation and life takes on a whole new set of challenges. But, for Nicole and Matt Robinson, it’s just part of life. Two of their three children have the disease that makes it hard to gain weight, to live without pain from constipation and gas, to have no appetite and lots of nausea, to be always tired, prone to pneumonia and other respiratory symptoms — the biggest one of which is to simply breathe. Among the many treatments, medications and other procedures Alysa, 6, and Kiana, 4, must endure daily are lengthy processes to clear their airways up to four times a day — often up to 90 minutes each time — to remove the mucus CF creates that blocks the airways. It’s forced her two older girls to grow up in a way she and her husband would have preferred never to see, but it’s also left the girls so close because they simply get what each other is experiencing. Last week, for example, meant another trip down to the hospital in Vancouver for more treatments. Alysa’s been living with CF for more than four years now and she’s getting used to the regular stays, the pokes, the prods, the machinery, the coughing and the medical team that takes her through it every day for her usual two-week stay. Kiana’s only been in the hospital once and, Nicole said, last time there were some problems with getting Kiana’s peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line into her tiny body. It upset Kiana — and, this time, Alysa was worried her younger sister would have the same problem. “She was up in tears the night before,” Nicole said, “worried Kiana’s IV would

Alysa (left) and Kiana Robinson will be featured on the annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon next week. The girls have cystic fibrosis and the charity has helped their family.

keep popping out like it did before.” There was a time when children with CF didn’t live for very many years but advances in medicine now see the average life expectancy between 30 and 40 years. The girls will be featured on the Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 annual Variety Show of Hearts

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Telethon on the Global television network. The family turned to Variety-The Children’s Charity when they moved to B.C. from Ontario and found themselves in a bureaucratic nightmare. Their Ontario doctor had given them enough prescriptions to cover them for a

while when they got to B.C., but not long enough for the required residency to get onto the B.C. medical plan. For the system, it was a matter of rules and deadlines but, for the Robinsons, it was needed medications they couldn’t afford. In a don’t-bend-the-rules way only bureaucracy can accomplish, it involved a B.C. doctor writing a prescription that Ontario would not cover, even though the family was still covered by its health insurance plan, because it was written in B.C. Because they hadn’t lived in the province long enough to qualify for MSP, B.C. wouldn’t cover it, either. Variety stepped in with a cheque for $4,800 to help the family get through. The charity has helped in other ways, covering the family’s medical-insurance deductible — which tends to be eaten up with the first prescription filled every year, maybe not even a fully filled container — and in just being there for the Robinsons. CF is a genetic disease and the Robinsons have discovered it exists on Matt’s side. Because both parents must have the gene, Nicole speculates her family is composed of carriers, people with the gene who have never procreated with someone else with the same gene. She said she learned just two weeks after Alysa’s diagnosis that she was pregnant with Kiana. Audrina cane along two years later and amniocentesis was used to see if she also had the disease. “She’s perfectly healthy,” Nicole said. The regular stays in hospital mean the girls have lost a lot of time for playing with friends but they have also influenced the pair on a future career. They both want to be nurses. “You’d think that would be the last thing they’d want to be,” Nicole said, “but they said they want to help kids, too. “In fact, when I called my husband to see what they’re doing today, they’re playing doctor, giving their stuffed animals PICC lines and CAT scans. “They play what they live.”


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Feb. 23 to Feb. 25: Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., $20 for theatre-style seat, $25 for table seat. March 2: Tribute Trio — Who Made Who, Blaze of Glory and Aerosmith Rocks, 7 p.m., 19+, $30 plus taxes and service charges. March 3: Healing Hearts — A Fundraiser for Kamloops Victims Services, with Henry Small, Joey Jack, Andrew Halvorsen,

Aaron Shufletoski, Clinton Gray and Lisa McCauley, $35 for dinner and show. Doors open at 6 p.m. March 7: Platinum Blonde (platinum blonde.com), 7 p.m., 19+. Tickets $35 plus taxes and service charges. March 23: The Grapes of Wrath (grapesofwrath.ca) with The Odds (oddsmusic.com), 7 p.m., 19+, $35 plus taxes and service charges. March 24: Dr. Hook (doctorhook. com) featuring Ray Sawyer, 7 p.m., 19+, $40 plus taxes and service charges.

March 31: Louisiana Hayride, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all shows at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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Cineplex Odeon introduces Family Favourites, a series of films to be shown on Saturdays at 11 a.m. with an admission price of $2.50 for everyone. A portion of the money will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Featured films include: Feb. 18: The Muppet Movie Feb. 25: The Land Before Time March 3: Jumanji March 10: Shrek March 17: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial March 24: Stuart Little Martch 31: The NeverEnding Story April 7: An American Tail April 14: The Great Muppet Caper April 21: Babe April 28: Madagascar.

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Roots, blues festival revs up Fourteen acts have been announced for the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Aug. 17 to Aug. 19. They include: • Alex Cuba (alexcuba.com), a singer-songwriter from Artemisa, Cuba who now lives in Smithers. • Beaton Sisters (dawnandmargie.com), Celtic musicians who have performed around the world.

CUFF THE DUKE

• Cuff the Duke (cufftheduke.ca), an alt-country band that just released its fifth recording, Morning Comes. • Declan O’Donovan (sonicbids.com/epk/epk. aspx?epk_id=332530&name=music), an alternative roots and blues musician from the Yukon. He’s been compared to Leon Russell, Randy Newman and Tom Waits. • Delhi 2 Dublin (delhi2dublin.com), a genredefying band that describes its 2010 release, Planet Electric, as “the buzz of the world that they are plugging into some large socket to electrify the people, to charge up their energy.”

FIVE ALARM FUNK

• Five Alarm Funk (fivealarmfunk.com), a hornand percussion-driven band that has performed

throughout North America. • Hazmat Modine (hazmatmodine.com), a band that draws its inspiration from the early bluyes rhrough to New Orleans R&B with some Jamaican thrown into the mix. The band is fronted by two harmonicas and includes tuba, guitar, percussion, claviola and Hawaiian steel guitar. • Hollerado (hollerado.com), a Juno Awardnominated independent rock band. • James ‘Super Chikan’ Johnson and the Fighting Cocks (superchikan.com), an award-winning Delta blues musician who, after spending a lifetime singing, finally recorded his first album in 1997 and has been winning awards ever since. • Jayme Stone (jaymestone.com), a two-time Juno-winning banjoist whose latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. • Markus James and the Wassonrai (firenzerecords.com). James, a roots-and-blues singer, joins with four West African performers to create a sound that features the thundering percussion of West Africa with Mississippi-style guitar riffs. • Raleigh (sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_ id=291575), which brings together Calgary-based musicians Brock Geiger (The Dudes & Dojo Workhorse), Matt Doherty (oAxis of Conversation and This City Defects) and Clea Anais (Consonant C and Dojo Workhorse) for some progressive folk. • Robert Randolph and the Family Band (robertrandolph. net), a multicultural funk and soul group that recently released We Walk The Road. The band brings together gosROBERT RANDOLPH pel, blues and rock and draws inspirations from as far back as the 1920s to as recent as today. • Shred Kelly (shredkelly.com), a gathering of friends from Fernie who are known for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs with a ghostly mandolin, high-voltage guitars, fierce drums and hauntingly sweet harmonies. For more information on the festival and ordering tickets, go online to rootsandblues.ca.

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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

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Experience the beauty and groomed trails of Stake Lake and Sun Peaks while learning the essentials of classic ski techniques. 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. Sun Peaks Feb 5 Sun Instructor:

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NEW! Jam Can Curling

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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

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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

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DARCIE HOSSACK Bon APPÉTIT ful with ignorance. Winter, 1983 — my third-grade teacher taught us about Ontario maple syrup today. Sap from maple trees drips into buckets before it’s boiled down in giant pots. Then, when ready, children pour the syrup into the snow and it freezes into candy.

When I get home, I take the Aunt Jemima from the fridge and head back outside to drizzle ribbons of it into the snow. The snow is coarse from thawing and freezing and the syrup sinks through to the grass. Disappointed, I decide either Western snow isn’t cold enough to make maple candy or my teacher doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Later that week, when mom and I visit my grandparent’s farm, I take grandma’s bottle of Roger’s Syrup outside and try again — and soon have a ball of soft candy wound around the end of a

wooden spoon. “I wondered where that syrup went,” says grandma, who sets a bowl of homemade noodles and a pot of cream gravy on the table for lunch. How noodles with cream gravy and Rogers syrup came came to be a Mennonite tradition, I have no idea. But it did. And, once I eat my syrup candy, I peel out of my winterthings, tuck myself in the chair against the wall and happily sluck up grandma’s noodles until my mouth is coated with sweet syrup and salted cream. Several years later,

in the Okanagan Valley, after discovering Aunt Jemima is merely maple-flavoured sugar and Rogers is made from corn, I discover syrup also comes in apricot, peach, pear, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, marionberry and Saskatoon. There doesn’t seem enough pancakes or dishes of ice cream in the world to become acquainted with them all. Winter, 2012. Last week’s snow has melted when I remember the maple syrup in my fridge. I suspect it’s too thin and needs to be reduced before it might produce the snow candy that

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in maple syrup and vanilla, then eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Add one-third of the flour mixture and combine, followed by one-third of the sour cream. Alternate additions, finishing with the flour mixture. Do not overmix. Spoon half the batter into a buttered tube pan (or an angel-food pan). Sprinkle half the streusel over top, then spread with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining streusel. Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Cool five minutes, then remove from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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February one heartfelt month full of activities for Kamloopsians Celebrate the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Month campaign with events in February: • Skate Your Heart Out: A Valentine’s Day Skate

at Brock Arena from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 and all money raised goes to the foundation. • Put Your Heart Into It!: Two City of Kamloops fitness

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February 19– March 20

Beliefs are challenged left and right. Steer clear of the debate, Capricorn, unless you’re prepared to stake a claim and back it up. A deadline is extended.

Adventure beckons. Don’t back down, Aquarius. A change in venue poses new challenges. Creative solutions are at hand. A new do inspires a new wardrobe.

Look out world! Here Pisces comes. There is nothing you can’t accomplish this week. Take advantage of every opportunity to add to your repertoire.

March 21– April 19

April 20– May 20

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Fair: This inaugural event is Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the TCC lobby. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about healthy choices, CPR training and emer-

classes per week each week in February. • Pickleball drop-in: Throughout February, pickleball drop-in will take place on the TCC track. • Healthy Hearts

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Whoa, Aries. Don’t you have enough on your plate? Do you really think you can take on another task and complete it to satisfaction?

Time to shift gears, Taurus. What works for you doesn’t work for another and you must look for an alternative solution. It isn’t far from hand.

The call to volunteer is strong. Break out of your shell, Gemini, and go for it. A road of activities will entail, and your light will shine brighter and brighter at each turn.

W e e k Your skill set sharpens with some sorely needed training. Your finances perk up with some tweaking of the budget. Way to go, Cancer!

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gency response. The fiar includes the Happy Hearts Pro-D swim for $2. They can also try out the TCC’s Keiser spink bikes during the Spin Your Heart Out

2 Give a little, Libra, and that noose around your neck will loosen significantly. The drama plays out at home, and you have that special someone September 23– to thank.

October 22 A young friend urges you to go green. Before you dismiss the idea, Leo, consider the impact it will have on your bottom line. A few pennies saved now will make for a big surplus later.

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Forget it, Virgo. You went to that well one too many times. A trusted friend stomps into territory they shouldn’t—let them know gingerly.

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October 23– November 21

November 22– December 21

Rats, Scorpio. Your idea pans. Not to worry. You’ll have a better one next time. The race begins to complete a home improvement project.

The torture comes to an end, as a major project wraps up. Take everyone out to celebrate, Sagittarius. A change in guard gives you reason to be hopeful.

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Marathon in the TCC lobby. • CBC Live Right Now: Kamloops is also striving to become the Live Right Now Capital of Canada as part of the Live Right Now initiative sponsored by the CBC. People can track all they are doing to stay healthy and active through the CBC’s Live Right Now Application on Facebook at apps. facebook.com/liverightnow. Some of the activities this month are being held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour. They include: • Skaters in Motion: On Feb. 25, skate some laps at Brock Arena in celebration of the Man in Motion Tour. • Swimmers in Motion: The goal of

this challenge is to collectively swim 1.6-million pool lengths between Jan. 1 and March 29 to commemorate the Man in Motion Tour by swimming the equivalent distance (40,000 kilometres completed by Hansen in 1987. The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA on Battle Street, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Westsyde Pool and Community Centre are participating pools, with admission at regular rates. • Many in Motion: This challenge, which is ongoing to March 29, is to collectively walk, run or roll 12,000 kilometers. Tracking sheets are posted at TCC Indoor Track. For a complete schedule of events, go online to tournamentcapital. com.

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Contest will award a defibrillator Global Medical Services, a leading Canadian distributor of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), is giving away an AED to help raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The promotion is being held in conjunction with February’s designation as Heart and Stroke Month. In Canada, SCA claims up to 45,000 lives each year, which translates to one cardiac arrest every 12 minutes. The only effective treatment for SCA is the early delivery of an electric shock by an AED. Unlike a heart attack, which is caused by a blockage in an artery and requires surgery, SCA results

from an electrical malfunction of the heart. For every one-minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a sudden cardiac arrest victim decreases by seven to 10 per cent. The major risk factor for SCA is coronary heart disease. Other risk factors for SCA include a personal or family history of SCA or inherited disorders that makes one prone to arrhythmias, a personal history of arrhythmias, heart attack, heart failure and drug or alcohol abuse. “Global Medical Services is excited about awarding an AED to a deserving winner,” said Tom Puddicombe, director

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Career fair comes to TRU Research on the Internet or in the library are a good start. Attending events such as the career fair at Thompson Rivers University on Monday, Feb. 13, can bring these to light. Often we hear that from our attendees and see the surprise and excitement when new opportunities are presented. • Listen to your heart. You will know when you’ve come up on a career opportunity that truly inspires you. It is crucial to the process and takes you one step closer to your dream job! • Get professional help.

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online games such as World of Warcraft by 60 to 90 per cent. Within minutes users can create an account, download their software and immediately play their game. WTFast has 110,000 users across the world, including in Australia, South Africa, Germany, Thailand and South America. There are other applications beyond the gaming community. Proprietors of internet cafes and restaurants can benefit from WTFast’s advanced subscription for internet providers. Because the game data is shaped to travel at the fastest possible speed, internet service is sped up. WTFast was the overall winner of Accelerate Okanagan’s inaugural Jump:Start Challenge in November 2011. The company received $10,000 in prizes, including free enrolment for one year in Accelerate Okanagan’s Venture Acceleration Program, which helps high potential technology companies accelerate their growth; as well as one year free office space at Accelerate Okanagan’s Kelowna or Penticton innovation centres, a valuable leg-up for a young company. Other impacts are more global. With an estimated 5.3 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide – India and China added 300 million subscribers in 2010 alone – the demand for digital, wireless and screen-based entertainment is immense. These two countries, India and China, are undergoing mass movements to urbanization, which also gives B.C. opportunities to offer them clean, efficient energy, waste reduction and health-care solutions. B.C. is perfectly aligned to supply a healthy portion of this demand in the coming years. Airplane sales around the world are expected to reach $US3.6 trillion over the next 20 years to replace aging planes and expand fleets, providing opportunities for our advanced manufacturing sector. Plus, as a climate change leader, we are at the forefront of renewable energy technology development. Finding new markets for our solar, wind, biomass and other technologies can help turn B.C. into a cleantech powerhouse. As Canada’s Pacific Gateway, B.C. is strategically located to reach growing global markets. In addition, B.C. is close to technology and entertainment hubs in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Under the BC Jobs Plan, the provincial government will work with the federal government to meet our workforce needs and expedite the immigration process for researchers and scientists in other parts of the world who want to bring their expertise to British Columbia. B.C.’s fast-tracked immigration process through the Provincial Nominee Program encourages firms to locate in B.C. so they can hire experienced business immigrants. The B.C. government’s focus on this sector, identified as one of the eight key sectors with the greatest opportunity to bring new dollars into our economy from our most important trading partners, helps nurture an industry that has immense potential to accelerate growth throughout the province.


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EYE ON COMMUNITY

Welcome to KTW’s Eye On Community page, where we showcase through the camera lens, positive events in Kamloops. If you have a photo of a charity donation, a grand-opening picture or other uplifting images, email them to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com, with “eye on community” in the subject line.

BRINGING HEAT TO THE FOUNDATION: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation executive officer Veronica Carroll is happy to receive a $20,000 donation toward the new RIH intensive-care unit from funds raised through sales of the 2012 Kamloops Fire Service calendar. From left: firefighters Denver Bissert, Kevin Cassidy, Jamie Chase and Ryan Cail make the presentation at Station No. 1. Dave Eagles/KTW

HOT AND JUICY SUCCESS: A record-setting $114,276.35 was raised during the 18th annual Wendy’s DreamLift Day, which was held on Jan. 25 at all Thompson-Okanagan Wendy’s restaurants. Since 1995, more than $1 million has been raised for the Sunshine Foundation, which uses the money to send sick children to Disneyland for a day. Left to right: Akbal Mund (Wendy’s area partner), Nadia Dchane (Valleyview Wendy’s GM), Cindy Berkelaar (Sahali Wendy’s GM), Lisa Carpenter (North Kamloops Wendy’s GM), Marilyn Barnes and Don Barnes (Orange County Sheriff’s Department). Tom Kliner photo

THANK YOU! Sanbiki restaurant was able to raise $1766.57 last year for Red Cross relief efforts in Japan and East Africa. Sanbiki received support from several Kamloops media outlets that helped raise awareness and sell out fundraising dinners. Sanbiki will continue to fundraise in 2012 for the Kamloops SPCA and other local groups. Sanbiki can be found on Facebook (Sanbiki Japanese Kitchen), Twitter (sanbikikamloops) and Youtube (kamloops333). From left to right: Marion Osenton and Chris Kruschel of the Kamloops Red Cross and Heather McDonald and Masato Kotani, Sanbiki co-owners.

BLUE AND ORANGE BRAIN: Angela Nordin proved she was unrivalled in Kamloops Blazers trivia knowledge, besting all other participants on Jan. 23 to claim the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan title in Kamloops. As the winner of the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan contest, held at BMO’s Sahali branch, Nordin was entered into a random draw with other finalists from across the Western Hockey League for a chance to win the grand prize: A trip for two to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Que., from May 18 to May 27.

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The B.C. government is preparing to build its second jail as a public-private partnership, an approach that the NDP’s publicsafety critic said may increase the cost. Burnaby-Deer Lake NDP MLA Kathy Corrigan said a new 360-cell facility to be built south of Penticton will be an overdue addition to B.C.’s overcrowded corrections system. But, as with the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and the expansion of the Surrey pre-trial jail now under construction, Corrigan questions the move to private operators. Premier Christy Clark and Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond announced this week that the new

Okanagan Correctional Centre will be built on industrial land owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band, with completion by early 2016. Bond said a business plan is being prepared, noting the project may be a public-private partnership (P3). The $90-million Surrey Pretrial expansion project was awarded in 2011 to a consortium led by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. and Forum Equity Partners Inc. The design-builder is PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. The 30-year partnership agreement includes facility maintenance. The government has indicated that both the Surrey and Okanagan facilities will be operated and staffed by Corrections B.C. Corrigan noted medical and food services are also

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie and Premier Christy Clark announce the location for new Okanagan Correctional Centre during a press conference in Oliver on Monday, Feb. 6. Mark Brett/ Penticton Western News

being contracted out for Surrey — and she wants to see the business plan for the Okanagan jail. “I have real con-

cerns about contracts that are 30 or 35 years, where they’re contracted out to a private partner,” Corrigan said. “We know that

the financing is more expensive, the operational contracts are inflexible and you can’t get out of them.” Osoyoos Chief

Clarence Louie said the band will gain revenue from a landlease arrangement on the property along Highway 97, noting

both native and nonnative residents will benefit from construction and operation jobs at the new jail. The B.C. Liberal government has directed all major projects to be considered for P3s and has proceeded that way on the SkyTrain Evergreen Line, the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre in Kelowna, the expansion of Surrey Memorial Hospital, the BC Hydro smart-meter program and renovation of single-room occupancy hotels in Vancouver.

Hired Equipment Registration Thompson Nicola District The Thompson Nicola District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire in the Thompson Nicola Service Area for the fiscal year 2012/2013, which begins April 1, 2012. This area includes Kamloops, Sun Peaks, Savona, Barriere, Clearwater, Lytton, Logan Lake, Merritt and Merritt south to Portia. All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office in Kamloops will be receiving invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year by mail by the end of February. Any individuals or companies who were not registered in 2011, but wish to have their equipment listed, are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects.

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Small gestures create romance to remember

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alentine’s Day is just around the corner and men everywhere are breaking into a cold sweat. They’ve bought into the fallacy that romance equals money. But, when we think of the most romantic and breathtaking stories of romance, they almost never involve flying off to Europe or drinking the most expensive champagne. It’s usually small gestures — like holding hands, kissing in the rain or simply stargazing — that we most remember. Opportunities for romance exist just about anywhere and

ate kiss, a favourite meal, breakfast out or a massage. 4. Take a walk down memory lane and visit some of the special places from your early days of dating. 5. Re-create your partner’s favourite romantic movie scene. 6. Pretend you’re going on a first date. Show up at the door with flowers, dressed up, with your car washed and cleaned. Re-live the first time. 7. Prepare strawberries with fondue chocolate. 8. Cook a romantic dinner together or enjoy take-out by candlelight. 9. Hold hands and

this Valentine’s Day, you can spoil your loved one without spending a fortune, like this: 1. Be savvy, not cheap. Buy flowers that are in season or shop around for deals and avoid delivery charges by buying locally. 2. Write your loved one a romantic letter and place it under their pillow. Or, write multiple love notes and post them throughout the house. Write something romantic on the bathroom mirror, too. 3. Make “love coupons”. These are really up to your imagination. You can include coupons for a passion-

walk to a scenic area that has lots of pretty lights. 10. Make the world a better place together. Purchase a small gift, like a bag of rice for just $10 through a non-profit organization and help fight poverty around the world. 11. Create a visual scrapbook of your everyday life together. 12. If you are feeling really creative, write a short story and make sure you and your partner are the lead characters destined to find love. Each year together, you can add a new chapter to the story. newscanada.com

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ideas to help you celebrate the day of love: 1. Plan well in advance to do something that will not place you in the path of cooing couples. Even if you usually like dining out alone, do something else on Valentine’s Day. 2. Resist the temptation to turn off your phone and crawl into bed early. Book a deep-tissue massage at a fantastic spa, followed by a manicure and pedicure. Host a fondue party or a potluck at your house or grab a few single friends and book a sightseeing flight over your city.

3. Do you know a couple with children who never go out because they just don’t feel they can afford a babysitter? Offer them a free night of babysitting and let them enjoy a romantic night out. 4. Nothing spreads the love faster than doing a little volunteer work. Take time to remember your good fortune and learn about how you can help improve the lives of children living in poverty through a non-profit organization like Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (ccfcanada. ca).

5. If you are single, but would rather not be, think about what is standing in the way of you and a new relationship. Find ways to work on becoming the person your dream partner would fall in love with. Start therapy. Take up yoga. Take action to change the world. It is into the fullest lives that love is most likely to fall.

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Have a heart and help the clown help the kids Uncle Chris the Clown will be transforming into his alter-ego, The Ambassador of Love, again this Valentine’s Day to help raise money for Variety — The Children’s Charity. Uncle Chris has partnered with radio station 97.5 The River and Brides and Blooms Flowers, with half of what he raises going to Variety. For $50, he will show up at your

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OUR DECADES ago Norman Borlaug, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on raising crop yields worldwide (the “green revolution”), said: “I have only bought you a 40-year breathing space to stabilize your population.” In 1970, when Borlaug got his prize for postponing the onset of famine for 40 years, the world’s population was 3.7 billion. Today, it is seven billion. The U.S. Census Bureau expects only two billion more in the next 34 years and we might actually stabilize the population by the end of the century — but, we will have to feed almost three times as many people as there were in 1970. How on earth can we do that? Actually, you don’t need to panic right away. The United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization recently estimated the extra people can be fed, at least until we hit nine billion, if crop yields rise by one per cent a year and the world’s farmland expands by 13 per cent. There is enough potentially arable land for that, although it would involve cutting down forests across an area the size of South Africa. Grain yields probably can go on rising at one per cent a year if we manage irrigation and fertilizer use much better than we do now. And, if the grain pro-

GWYNNE DYER World WATCH duction expands, so does the meat production. This takes no account of the ecological damage done by removing even more land from the natural cycles and it omits details like the looming collapse of most of the world’s big fisheries. Given the frequent forecasts of doom by over-population, however, it is a surprisingly reassuring assessment. But, this is a forecast that ignores the probable impacts of global warming on food production, and those will be dire. In some places, a hotter climate will actually increases food production but, in far more places, crop yields will fall. The rule of thumb is we will lose 10 per cent of global food production with every rise in average global temperature of 1 C. Since we are virtually bound to see an increase of 2 C before global average temperature stops rising (if it does), that’s one-fifth of world food production gone. It will be considerably worse in some places. In India, for example, a rise of 2 C means a

25 per cent loss of food production. In China, it will probably be worse than that. Moreover, a crash in food production doesn’t just bring hunger. It brings chaos: Collapsing governments, waves of starving climate refugees crossing borders, even wars between countries that depend on the same river for irrigation water. However, what if you could make food production independent of climate? Specifically, what if you could make meat production independent of climate? Don’t use 70 per cent of the world’s agricultural land to grow grain that feeds animals we then kill and eat. Just grow the meat itself, taking stem cells from a cow, a sheep or a chicken, and encouraging them to grow in a nutrient solution. It’s already being done in labs, but the quantities are small and the meat is still a long way from having the taste and texture that would make it a real candidate to replace meat from live animals. But, those are details that can be sorted out with more research and more money. The point is this could allow people to go on eating meat without trashing the climate in the process. People are not going to stop eating meat as demand is rising, not falling. But, if “cultured” meat can be made identi-

cal in taste and texture to “real” meat from animals, and if it can be grown in large quantities at a competitive cost, the ecological benefits would be immense. The political benefits might be even greater. If half of the meat people eat was “cultured”, greenhouse gas emissions would drop sharply (about one-fifth of global emissions from human sources come from meat production). About half the land that has been converted to grain-growing in the past century could be returned to natural forest cover. The famines and wars that would come with global food shortages could be postponed for decades — and even the warming itself might be stopped. “Cultured” food may be commercially available in only a few years if research is pushed hard. Indeed, the animal welfare group PETA has offered a million-dollar prize for anybody who can demonstrate labmade meat in commercial quantities by June 30 of this year and it thinks one of the research teams now working on the problem may claim the award. But, it isn’t being pushed fast enough. “There is very little funding,” Prof. Julie Gold, a biological physicist at Chalmers Technological University in Gothenburg, Sweden, told the Observer newspaper recently. “What it needs is a crazy rich person.”

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By Tom Fletcher Queen Elizabeth II’s personal Canadian flag is usually flown above the B.C. legislature only during her visits, a tradition that was added to this week to mark her 60th year on the throne. The flag was raised at the legislature at sunrise on Monday, Feb. 6, commemorating Feb. 6, 1952, when Elizabeth II began her reign after her father, King George VI, died. Elizabeth II is now the longest-serving British monarch after Queen Victoria. Premier Christy Clark issued a statement congratulating the Queen on the occasion. “Her Majesty is no stranger to British Columbia,” Clark said. “She has visited more than a dozen cities, towns and communities during her four tours to our province, including in 1971 to mark the centennial anniversary of B.C. joining Confederation.” In Ottawa, Gov. Gen. David Johnston presented the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal to 60 Canadians for public service. B.C. recipients included: • Tomas Avendano of Vancouver for his work with new immigrants • Barney Ellis-Perry of North Vancouver for work with Volunteer Canada • Darrell Fox of Vancouver for continuing the cancer research and education of his brother Terry Fox • Maureen Shaw of Victoria for her leadership in occupation health and safety and education for manufacturing workers • Master Seaman Christopher Mark Switzer of Victoria for his contributions to the Royal Canadian Navy and local charities • Lauren Woolstencroft of North Vancouver for her contribution to alpine skiing and the Paralympics.

Get Trained for a Profitable, Long-term Career in Construction Applications are now being accepted for our 12 & 19 week Kamloops Construction Trades m. Funding may be available. Training Program. nstruction in: Program covers instruction  Carpentry , Electrical  Plumbing  Trade Math ses  Safety Courses Start Date February 13, 2012 Don’t Delay - Class Size is Limited!

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Enjoying Yakima Valley — on horseback By Lauren Kramer SPECIAL TO KTW travelwriterstales.com

T

O TRULY APPRECIATE THE YAKIMA VALLEY IN EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE, YOU HAVE TO DRIVE WITH YOUR NOSE IN THE WIND. The valley’s rich, fertile land bears acre upon acre of fruit and vegetables and their aroma is a meal in itself. Apple trees give way to tomato plants, peppers dart into view, hops climb 20-foot twine and fruit trees stand in perfectly symmetrical lines. With our noses as far out the window as possible, we’re searching for the scent of mint at sunset. White Swan is our destination, a quick detour before we head to Zillah to spend the night in a teepee at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn. We smell the mint fields before we see them: A waft of fresh, crisp mint that feels like a breath of chewing gum in the breeze. Then, the fields are before us — acres of ankle-high greens that provide most of America’s peppermint and spearmint oils. Once the mint plants are harvested and distilled, a single pound of their oil can flavour 12,500 sticks of chewing gum, 1,000 tubes of toothpaste and 50,000 candies. It’s dusk as we approach Cherry Wood, where a sign at the gate quips “horses prohibited.” You’d have to know Pepper Fewel, the owner of this bed, breakfast and barn, to know it was a joke, though, for horses are her passion and the backbone of her Triple T Ranch in Zillah. Pepper opened her B&B a decade ago, but quickly found demand outpacing her space. With a 78-acre ranch stretching before her, she bought a series of

The teepees (above) at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn feature comfortable mattresses, air conditioners and cozy lighting, making a wonderfully cozy night away. Orchard horseback rides are an Edenic excursion filled with the fragrance of ripening peaches, apples, pears and grapes.

teepees, outfitting them with comfortable beds and linens, lights, air conditioners and refrigerators. A few feet from the teepee door flap there are clean Porta-potties, open-air showers and roofless bathtubs that offer starlit bathing after dark. Guests loved the novelty of sleeping in a teepee, but they wanted to experience a chunk of ranch life, too. That’s when Pepper began offering orchard rides on her 28 horses. The five-hour excursions take riders through valley farmland with stops at a few wineries and lunch along the way. On a hot day in August, I’m on horseback with her daughter, Tiffany, moving gently through neighbouring vineyards and orchards. It’s peach season and the air is heavy with the scent of magnificent, ripening peaches. Tree boughs are heavy with the rosyhued fruit and my horse, Pistol, needs extra persuasion to keep walking instead of stopping for a snack. We stop at Cultura Winery, where Pepper’s son Tad and his wife have spent the past three years cultivating red wine. Their rich, dry wines

speak of desert fruit, warm sun and fertile earth, capturing in a single glass the wealth that surrounds them in the valley. Back at the ranch, Pepper spends her days working with and riding the horses she loves. At least 14 of them she rescued from the feedlot, their final stop before they were to meet the butcher’s knife. “We take the curs of the world and we polish them,” she says, gazing at her horses fondly. “Unfortunately, not all of them are fit to be Cherry Wood horses,

at the warm glow of light inside the teepee, its graceful arc into the sky and the feeling of protection within its canvas circumference. The silence is complete until the guttural whinny of a nearby horse startles me awake, reminding me exactly where I am: On a ranch surrounded by miles of fruit trees, ensconced in a teepee with nothing but a tiedown on its entrance to prevent the desert wind from exposing my little sanctuary inside. Morning will bring more desert sunshine, a breakfast of fruit compote and perhaps anoth-

but for those that do make the cut, it’s like they won the horse lottery.” Pepper puts her horses through a series of tests to ensure they won’t be spooked by flapping plastic bags and tarps, the sound of plastic water bottles or ringing cellphones, all noises they will encounter as they carry guests on the orchard tours. Those that react well and are suited to working on the ranch get to stay. “All they ask for is respect,” she says. “And here, they get it.” That night I marvel

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er horseback amble through the orchards. Pepper strokes her horses lovingly and speaks softly to them. From the twinkle in her eyes, it’s easy to tell she’s a woman deeply in love. “It sounds corny,” she tells me, “but I’m living my dream.”

If you go: Rates at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn are $185 per night, double occupancy, breakfast

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included, and adults only. Horseback Orchard rides are available at $175 per person, lunch included. More information is available online at cherrywoodbbandb.com. Yakima is a sevenhour drive from Vancouver or a quick flight from Vancouver via Seattle on Alaska Airlines. For general information on the Yakima Valley, go online to visithyakima.com or call 1-800-221-0751.

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After the wedding day comes — real life

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OLLOWING THE ENGAGEMENT RUSH OF CHRISTMAS AND VALENTINE’S DAY, WEDDING PLANNING SEASON IS UPON

US. Many brides in the process of planning their big day forget everything and everyone else. Bridezilla lives! “It’s my special day and I’m going to have it all!” The heartbreaking thing is that, for some of them, it is the only day in their lives they ever will feel special. The wedding lasts one day, the PAT ZOGAR marriage lasts a lifetime. You Gotta Have Planning the FAITH wedding consumes many hours; planning the marriage seldom gets any planning at all. A wedding is not just a party. It is a serious and binding legal contract. Two people commit to a lifetime of sharing with another person, of considering the other person in every decision.

More than half of the couples who marry this year will be unable to do that. Their marriages will die. Their marriages will die of shock. Every marriage has its challenges and there will be tough times. That’s a given. But, who has been told what those tough times will be and how to be prepared for them? Who has been given the tools go get through them? It’s predictable — most marriages go though pretty much the same challenges but virtually every starry-eyed couple believes: “We’re different. Our love is special! Nothing will happen to our love.” When it does, they will be shocked. Marriage requires a lot of things, among them, compromise — a word currently not in favour. “I’ve got to be me. I’m not going to compromise myself,” is heard a great deal these days. There is no need to sacrifice individuality or uniqueness to the relationship, but compromise also means a “settlement of differences by mutual concessions.” There will be differences, there will be a need for concessions. There will be a need to compromise “ego-specialness” in order to grow in con-

sciousness, awareness and love. Be prepared. The day two partners survive the challenge of an extramarital attraction, the day two partners support each other through a child’s serious illness or even death, the day two partners lose everything due to a falling real estate market and know that it’s only stuff, the day your love survives and sustains through all that — that’s your special day!

Rev. Pat Zogar offers non-denominational marriage preparation classes at the Centre for Spiritual Living. Call 250-314-2028. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio on the writer. Submissions can be sent to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.

Kamloops

Places of Worship Church is boring? You may be surprised. Come try us out.

233 Fortune Dr. 250-376-6268 SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES 9:15 am - 10:20 am 11:00 am - 12:05 pm www.kamloopsalliance.com

To advertise your service in the Worship Directory, please call

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COMMUNITY CHURCH 344 POPLAR A Caring Community of believers Invite you to: Sunday School - 9:30 a.m Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.

St. Andrews Lutheran Church Bible based, Christ centred & family oriented.

Bible Study - Weds - 6:45 p.m.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:30am

Call for upcoming Celebrate Recover and Alpha Programs to start in the New Year

Sunday School during the service

250-554-1611 www.salvationarmy.ca/kamloops

815 Renfrew Avenue Rev. David Schumacher 250.376.8323

UNITED CHURCHES OF CANADA Kamloops United Church

kamloopsunited.ca 421 St. Paul St. • Sundays 10:00 a.m. Rev. Teri Meyer • Rev. Bruce Comrie

Mt. Paul United Church

Sunday Service 11:00 am Clock Tower Alumni Theatre Thompson Rivers University

Phone: 250.318.7525 Email: info@twelvestones.ca Webpage: www.twelvestones.ca

When: Summer Service Time Sundays at 9 am Where: Calvary Community Church Building, 1205 Rogers Way Contact: Phone 250.376.1548 Email: info@jesusfeast.ca Web: www.jesusfeast.ca

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

1044-8TH STREET

Saturday, February 11th 4:00pm Vespers

Sunday, February 12th

Rev. LeAnn Blackert

9:30am Reading of Hours and Confession 10:00am Divine Liturgy

Plura Hills United Church www.plurahillsunited.com Rev. Carolyn Ronald

Father Mykola Sawchenko 250 318-5480

We honour all paths to the Divine Come join us and Rev. Pat Zogar

To advertise your service in the Worship Directory, please call

2090 Pacific Way • Sundays 10:00 am

COMMUNITY CHURCH

“We love Jesus here”

SUNDAY 10:30 AM (Sunday School during the service)

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140 Laburnum St. • Sundays 10:30 am

THE FEAST

Come and join us for our Family Service every Sunday.

1205 Rogers Way Kamloops 250-374-2888 Pastor Don Maione

Sunday Meditation 10:00 a.m. Celebration 10:30 a.m. 540 Seymour St. (Desert Gardens) 250-314-2028 — www.cslkamloops.org

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~ 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.

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Start your Health Care Career in less than a year! Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - A people oriented job at the heart of hospital operations Health Care Assistant/RCA – 6 months - Hands on care for the elderly Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - Online or on campus - The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months online or on campus - Work in hospitals, or online Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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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.

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Phone Karl at 250-377-3030 to start your career in Real Estate today.

AG IRRIGATION SALES LOCATED IN WILLIAMS LAKE OR KAMLOOPS Applicant must have Agricultural background. Experience or education in Irrigation design plus a strong mechanical aptitude would be a valued asset. For further information about our company visit:

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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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Please fax 250-374-1081 or email jobs@summitelec.com

Drop in to Butler Auto & Rv at 142 Tranquille Rd or call Bill at 250-554-2518

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Employment Education/Trade Schools 21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat today by calling Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com

HUNTER & FIREARMS

Help Wanted PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help! EVERYONE APPROVED.

1-877-852-1122 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 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 EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare & present appeals. Bernie Hughes Toll Free 1877-581-1122.

Janitorial

Alternative Health

EVENING shift. Suitable for P/T second job or student. May lead to F/T. Reply to Box 1087,c/o KTW, 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops BC V2C 5P6

PROCESSOR OPERATOR WANTED To run a Waratah dangle head on a Volvo carrier. Work on site in our post and rail yard in Princeton, BC. Great working conditions, competitive wages, benefits, profit sharing, 10 hour days, 4 days a week. This is a fulltime permanent position. Fax your resume to 250-2957912 or email g_zieske@xplornet.ca

ASIAN MASSAGE Acupressure Hot Stone Ultrasound Pain Relief & Relaxation Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm

CIRCULATION

Call 250-320-1209

DEPARTMENT

374-0462 Trades, Technical

by up to

WANTED: Trained Hairdressers, Male or Female for Salons in Grand Prairie, Alberta & area. 780-933-1236 HAIR 4 U

Legal

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• Avoid bankruptcy • Rebuild Your Credit • 0% InterestCanadian • Proudly

Build You Career With us Mobile Mechanics Certified Electricians High Level, AB

250-434-4505 250-434-4226

Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS

Home Care/Support

Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging enviro. with opportunities for continuous growth and development? Apply Today at:

www.tolko.com MI-TEC Millwork & Cabinetry Ltd has a Cabinet Shop Lead hand position available if you are a journeyman. Please contact us for more details. Ph 250-832-1524 Fx 250-8321534 email shop@mi-tec.com

HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774

Legal

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

(Kamloops, B.C.)

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.

Legal

Award winning Kamloops This Week has an opening for an Advertising Consultant. The position requires a highly organized individual with ability to multi-task in a fun, fast-paced team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Excellent communication skills, valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary. If you have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: Attention: Advertising Manager 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5P6 Fax: 250-374-1033 Email: sales@kamloopsthisweek.com We thank all applicants; only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN IPMP file reference # 103-700-12/17

A draft IPMP, diagrams or map(s) are available and may be reviewed by contacting the agent listed below.

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.

Advertising Consultant

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

The proposed effective term of this IPMP is from May 2, 2012 to May 3, 2017.

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

for a route near you!

24 hr. Live-In Support Required

Mechanical & Manual – hand pulling, weeding, mowing, brushing, slashing & manual cutting; Herbicide application / methods – spot treatment, ground / boom application, foliar backpack, ATV / truck mounted sprayers, and cut surface. Herbicide common name and some example(s) of trade names that are proposed for use include: Roundup / Vantage (glyphosate), Tordon 22K (picloram), ClearView (aminopyralid, metsulfuron methyl), Garlon Ultra (triclopyr), Vanquish / Banvel (dicamba), 2,4-D amine 600 (2,4-D), MCPA 600 (MCPA), Arsenal (imazapyr), Karmex(Diuron) Lontrel 360 (Clopyralid).

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

Only 2 issues a week!

Home Care/Support

Preventive – minimizing soil disturbance, assessment and early recognition of vegetation problems;

HD MECHANICS

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week

www.4pillars.ca

Under Pembina’s IPMP, the following techniques will be used alone or in combination with one another, depending on the particular local circumstances:

Drivers

Fitness/Exercise

call 250-374-0462

Work Wanted

Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or www.roadsafetytcs.com

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Financial Services

Reduce Debt

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Services

www.angelhealthcareclinic.net

Pembina Pipeline Corp is updating its Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) under British Columbia’s Integrated Pest Management Act and associated regulation. The purpose of the IPMP is to ensure safe and effective vegetation and noxious weed control by utilizing integrated pest management techniques on Pembina facilities, rights-of-way, and other managed lands. This plan covers activities within the Northern Rockies, Peace River, Fraser–Fort George, Cariboo and the Thompson-Okanagan Regional Districts. Some facilities may be located in proximity to communities such as Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Taylor, Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, and Kamloops as well as other local small communities in these regions. The company currently has an IPMP program in place; this update is only an extension of the current program and practices.

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

CNIB

Help Wanted MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email g_zieske@xplornet.ca

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

250-376-7970

Class 1 or 3 License required.

Services

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

Courses. Next C.O.R.E. Mar. 10th & 11th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Sunday February 19th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Bill

Employment

Employment

AGENT: E-Qwest Consulting Ltd 14025 Moberly Road Lake Country, BC V4V 1A6 Phone / Fax 250-766-2677 e-qwest@shaw.ca

Pembina Pipeline Corp. 3800, 525-8th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1 Phone 403-231-7500

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site relevant to the development of this IPMP may send copies of the information to the applicant or its agent at the addresses above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

After 75 years of continuous service the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is still here today because we’re needed... but we’ll be here tomorrow ONLY if you care. Please give when our canvasser calls.

The Canadian Institute for the Blind B.C. - Yukon Division

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

BÉNÉVOLES REQUIS !

Do you want to contribute to public safety and ortunity to learn more about the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)?

Voulez-vous contribuer à la sécurité publique et avoir l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage au sujet du Service correctionnel du Canada (SCC)? Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes disposées à faire du bénévolat dans divers établissements correctionnels fédéraux et bureaux de libération conditionnelle à travers la province dans les domaines suivants : • Comités consultatifs de citoyens • Programmes ethniques et multiculturels • Escortes pour des motifs non reliés à la sécurité • Programmes d’alphabétisation • Sensibilisation aux questions touchant les soins de santé • Activités de sports et de loisirs • Artisanat • Mentorat auprès d’adultes dans la collectivité (île de Vancouver seulement) Si vous désirez obtenir de plus amples renseignements ou êtes intéressé à vous porter bénévole pour l’une des activités susmentionnées, veuillez communiquer avec : Anna Correia Agent de programmes Anna.Correia@csc-scc.gc.ca 250-801-6375. Les personnes intéressées doivent pouvoir obtenir une cote de sécurité et assister aux séances de formation offertes par le SCC, lesquelles sont requises.

We are looking for Volunteers to assist in various federal institutions and parole ofÀces across the province for the following: • Citizen Advisory Committees • Multi-cultural and ethnic programs • Non-security escorts • Literacy programs • Health care awareness • Sports and leisure activities • Hobby craft • Community adult mentors (Vancouver Island only) If you would like more information or are interested in any of the listed volunteering opportunities, please contact: Anna Correia Programs OfÀcer Anna.Correia@csc-scc.gc.ca 250-801-6375. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a security clearance and attend the required training sessions offered by CSC.


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Services

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Furniture

Legal Services

Misc Services

Stucco/Siding

Lessons/Training

Antiques / Vintage

$500 & Under

LEATHER SECTIONAL

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Locally owned & operated

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Do you have an item for sale under $500?

All year round English, Western & Jumping Beginner to Advance Children & Adults My Horse or Yours Indoor/Outdoor arena Leases Available Certified Instructor

Did you know that you can place

Pets

1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720

Home Improvements ONE CALL RENO’S

Painting & Decorating

1-800-680-4264

Interior & Exterior Painting Ceilings - Repair Retexture - Repaint Quality Workmanship Seniors Discounts Phone Juërgen • 250-376-4725

Only $120/month

24/7 • anonymous • confidential • in your language

YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE

SUPERIOR PAINTING

White canopy single bed in excellent shape $350 (250) 852-2923

HOME DELIVERY MIXED CORDS

info@youthagainstviolence.com

Furniture

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.78/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

*some restrictions apply.

Misc Services

Misc Services

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

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 2 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only

34

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95 3 lines PLUS TAX

Add an extra line for only $10

Painting Government Certified Painter, Over 30 years experience, WCB coverage, will work on time & material basis, Call Roy (250) 819-8285

Home Repairs

Furniture

RUNSOLD TILL

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 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

250-434-0286

FLUFFY PUPPY PET GROOMING Master Groomer. Simply the Best. Just Ask Around. (250) 554-8983

Firewood/Fuel ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, fir & pine. Stock up now. Campfire wood. (250)377-3457.

PETE’S FIREWOOD

Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2 males & Havanese pups 2 females 2 males, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579.

Feed & Hay

250-377-3457

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

*some restrictions apply

44140 Luckakuck Way,

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.

Pets & Livestock

Landscaping

250-371-4949

Chilliwack (exit 116 of hwy 1)

$400 & Under

Call now for now your Spring repairs. Interior/exterior finishing & repairs. Drywall & Painting. Tiling & Additions. Bathroom & Kitchen makeovers. Project Management & Small jobs welcome. Commercial & Residential. Fully Insured. Steve Callaghan 250-682-6273

Call our Classified Department for details!

Gord, 604-880-4706 or Al, 604-941-8489 see our website:www.HSCSbc.ca

RICK’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Snow Plowing and Sanding Available

Call 250-371-4949

HERITAGE PARK,

one week for FREE?

BUY - SELL - SWAP

Handypersons

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Guns* Knives* Military Antiques Show & Sale Sat. Mar 10; 9-5 Sun., Mar 11; 9-3

(Within 15 mins of downtown)

~Honest ~ Reliable~ ~Affordable~ Curbside Pick Up and Full Service Junk Removal call Patrick for quote (250) 299-1169

Enriquez Janitorial Commercial & Residential Reliable, Honest & Bonded. Free Estimates 250-682-7146

Run your 1x1 semi display classified in every issue of Kamloops This Week

your item in our classifieds for

Stephanie 250-318-8478

KP JUNK REMOVAL AND RECYCLING

Cleaning Services

Horseback Riding Lessons

250-371-4949

Home Repairs

ONLY $70 00 PER MO

+ HST

NTH! Includes ro tating featu re * with home based pack spot age

L.COOK WOODWORKING ƒ Custom Cabinets ƒ Furniture ƒ Closet Organizers ƒ Finish Carpentry

250.574.0074

lcookwoodworking.webs.com

THOMPSON RIVERS

Kitchen Fitters

Why replace your kitchen if you can refinish it for a fraction of the cost? 250.573.4884 | 250.682.7680

LOGS to LUMBER Low-impact logging for small properties Portable sawmill cuts lumber on-site

ROB TEIT 250-574-6838

Payneless Cleaning Services

SPECIALIZING IN Termite Inspections ‘ Ants ‘ Mice/Rats Wasps ‘ Bedbugs ‘ Spiders

CALL 778-220-3333

APEX PAINTING & D E C O R AT I N G

Residential & Commercial Linette Bender

H: 778.471.1809 or C: 250.319.1809 Serving Kamloops since 2002

bonded with references Honest & Reliable CALL 778-470-0131 angie_payne@hotmail.com

Payneless Cleaning Services bonded with references Honest & Reliable CALL 778-470-0131 angie_payne@hotmail.com

Your Business Here CALL KAREN 250-374-7467


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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Garage Sales

Houses For Sale

Lots

Commercial/ Industrial

Homes for Rent

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Lower

HOMEFINDERS

Westsyde pet friendly room mate to share fenced yrd w/d, n/s util incl $560 371-7174

Comfortable 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or working person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call (250) 372-5270 North Shore 1bdrm private ent. and parking, n/s, n/p, util incl + dd $750 (250) 554-4239 Pineview New 1bdrm np/ns, cls2bus $850/mo Util/cab Incl no/lndry 377-3465 Feb 1st VV Drive new 2 bdrm ground level suite,mature 4 appl a/c ns/p, $1100 inc util 828-2889 WESTSYDE 1BD + Den Newly reno, all appl, n/s pets neg. $800 for 1 per/$900 for 2. (250) 819 -1161.

Moving Sale Sat. and Sun Feb 11th and 12th. 8:30-3:00 #71 137 McGill Rd. Everything must go!!

#82-1775 McKINLEY CRT

Heavy Duty Machinery Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

New Price

$269,500  GREAT LOCATION!  GREAT PRICE!  QUICK POSSESSION POSSIBLE.

Cheryl Bidulka

250-318-8400

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

westwin realty

cbidulka@royallepage.ca

Kokanee Court

Brand New Home & Land Packages

249,900 1056 sqft home

Starting at

$

Many options available

250-573-2278 Mobile Homes & Parks

OPEN HOUSE

Residential Tenancy Office

KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

FORMS & HEARINGS

250-374-5363

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE Suite 202 203 203C 203D 211 212 213 E6

Sq ft

On-Line or In-Office cdnhomefinders.ca 707 Victoria Street

Rate/month

416 155.68 148.5 157 1136 866 1280 1978

FEBRUARY 2012 Over 200 Rentals Avail.

$346.30 $129.73 $123.75 $131.03 $946.59 $721.88 $1066.88 $1648.33*

RENTALS

TALASA OWNERS NAVARRO - ALAMAR - PALOMA

ASK US What To Include In Your Tenancy Agreement Moving In & Out Fees Parking Regulations Building Association Rules

Utilities & garbage pick up included Limited Parking Available *Ground Level

250-374-5363

CALL: 250-376-6900 EXT 226 (DEBBIE)

HOMEFINDERS 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 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 N. Shore 3bdrm main fl w/garage, sh/wd n/s, n/p $1250 + util (250) 572-2419

SAT & SUN 1-4 1900 ORD RD, KAMLOOPS

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT 4 SALE For Information or questions please leave a message at (250) 578-8613

Call 778-220-6840

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

Starting at

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10/ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive

$

299,900

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

FOR LEASE 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

Room & Board

CALL 250-376-8542/ 250-319-6054

Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

Call for details

250-573-2278

2400sq ft with small office 12 ft over head door, 250-6823254 or 250-682-0005 Lyle

Open Houses

Duplex / 4 Plex

Misc. Wanted I want to buy gold coins from all over the world. All years. Call Todd 250-864-3521

PRIVATE Coin Collector Looking To Buy Collections, Olympic Silver & Gold Coins, Also Buying Bulk Silver Coins. Call Chad at 250-863-3082. Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

OPEN HOUSE Saturday February 11th 11am-5pm

Will buy bags, rolls, containers or piggy banks etc. full of older 10¢, 25¢ & 50¢. 778-932-2316

Rentals

Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condos for Sale

#216 Alder Apartments. Logan Lake. 1bdrm $550/mo neg 250-320-4870 ,250-376-2439

#112-555 DALGLEISH DR.

The Sands 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

$174,900

(250)828-1711

Great investment property. Close to TRU, shopping and transit. 2 bedroom unit located on the main floor for easy access to parking, laundry, games and exercise room. Nicely maintained building and grounds. Call to view.

Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classified’s

Cheryl Bidulka

Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC.

250-318-8400

Call 250-371-4949

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

Rooms for Rent

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

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 Room men only Feb 1st furn, w/d,s/f,tv,sitting rm util incl near Safeway $375 554-1244

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

Brock 2/3bdrm f/p, fenced yard patio, near Parkcrest Elem $900 (604) 820-7832 Brock 3bdrm 2bth, n/s, n/p, laminate flr g/fp, garage, $1150 +util (250) 320-5457 New 1/2 duplex 3bdrm, 2bth. N. Shore cls to sch & bus N/S, N/P $1350 (250) 376-8465 New. Avail now.N Kam. 3 bdr 1.5 bths,5 appliances, n/s n/p $1200/mt+utils. 250-434-1141 Sahali 4Bdrm 2bth, lrg rec rm, lndry, D/W, N/P, N/S $1400 +util 1-403-719-5715

Homes for Rent

Run Till Rented “Read All About It” Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities...

for more information westwin realty

cbidulka@royallepage.ca

For Sale By Owner 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.

Mortgages

Mortgages

$52.95 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses Lenders/Investors Always Welcome

Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10 CALL 250-371-4949

J J J J J

1st & 2nd Mortgage Loans for Any Purpose Including Debt Consolidation ANYTHING GOES IF IT MAKES SENSE TO THE LENDER With or Without Appraisal, Credit Bureau or Income Verification Call Goetz – Senior Private Loan Specialist – Today! Direct at 250-819-9922 J www.eqlending.ch

The Heart munity of Your Com

Rentals

Shared Accommodation 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 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 day light suite in new home, n/s, n/p, w/d $1000 + util Downtown Avail Immd (250) 374-7450 2BDRM NrthShore incl util & cable. Close to bus/shops part/furn $900/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 suite in Brock sep ent. wd, patio area, n/p, n/s $950 util incl Avail now, 554-9350 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 Batchelor Heights 1bdrm prv ent, w/d, new reno util incl $690 avail now 554-9996 BEAUTIFUL2BDR basement suite. wd/dw gas/fp ns/np quiet mature adult ref d/d $950 + 1/2util 250-554-1235 6-8pm Brock 1bdrm util & cable incld N/S N/P close to school & bus avail Feb 15 $750 376-4307

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Suites, Upper 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 Clean & comfortable 3 bdrm suite N/S N/P 1300 Tranquille $900/mth 250-371-4801

Townhouses Awesome Valleyview location newly reno, 3bdrm + den (4th bdrm) 1 1/2 bth n/s, n/p 5appl $1295 1-604-616-6200 Bright, 3 bdrm, 3 baths, rec rm, gar. Lg mbdrm, w/d, d/w, n/g f/p heat and h/w. cls to bus & sch route, N/S, N/P, Ref req. $1500/+util 554-1663. mperonski@hotmail.com

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TIME: PLACE:

February 14, 2012, at 7:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)

to consider the following proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001: 1.

To amend KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 to establish development permit guidelines and zoning regulations for screening recycling bins in multiple family developments.

2.

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

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939 Battle Street, as shown on the following sketch:

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To permit a 15 m2 one person, home-based hair salon on a site specific basis within the RT-1 (Two Family Residential-1) zone on the subject property.

Purpose:

3.

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

1732 Primrose Court, as shown on the following sketch:

Purpose:

To rezone the subject property from RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) to permit a secondary suite in the basement level of the building only.

A copy of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 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 amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and City of Kamloops Zoning By-law No. 5-1-2001 and wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

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

2.

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: www.kamloops.ca/publichearing Dated January 30, 2012

L. W. Hrycan Corporate Officer


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