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It wasn’t long ago that some of the streets of the North Shore were controlled by prostitutes and drug dealers. It was a time when newcomers to Kamloops looking to buy a home were directed to look across the Thompson River, to the South Shore. The head of one social agency referred to the area along the Tranquille corridor through much of the last decade as a “war zone.” There may have been no better exam-

ple of just how conditions deteriorated in the neighbourhood than an infamous apartment complex on Cherry Avenue. In a two-year period, Kamloops RCMP were called out 700 times to the building. In the winter of 2008, the apartment made headlines because it was in such a state of disrepair, tenants had no heat or hot water during one the coldest points in the winter. It was a low point in a once-proud North Kamloops community. However, the neighbourhood and its residents didn’t give up or walk away. Groups formed. Agencies and organi-

zation started talking, sharing and working together. Mounties enacted their own strategies to curb the crime. The community started to coalesce around a 176-page city document known as the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan, which will guide the neighbourhood’s development for years to come. And, for the first time in years, new commercial and residential developments are sprouting in places long abandoned. KTW explores the growth, the changes and challenges for the community on the north side of the river in today’s and Thursday’s editions.

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A steady stream of residents filed through the doors of the Kamloops Convention Centre on Monday, Feb. 6, to get another good look at the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen. It was the first day of a two-day public information session held by proponent KGHM Ajax Mining Inc., along with the federal and provincial environmental assessment offices, as part of the public-comment period for the review process. Jan Stewart lives in Aberdeen and was wandering around the room to get more information on the project. She said she realizes the mine will have a positive economic impact, but wonders at what cost to the environment and the lifestyle of residents in the neighbourhood. “A lot of questions and issues need to be worked out,” she said. Though Stewart was satisfied with the set-up of the publicinformation sessions, she questioned

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whether the project’s approval was a done deal and the two-day open house was just a way to appease the process. “Do we really have any say?” she asked. Other residents who spoke to KTW echoed Stewart’s sentiment while raising concerns about other environmental impacts, such as air quality. However, Brocklehurst resident Norm Thompson has a more favourable view of the project. He said much of his concerns about water quality and processing have been adequately addressed by the company. “I already know more than I did when I walked in,” he said, while eyeing one of more than a dozen project information boards on display throughout the room. Thompson said there is a vocal minority opposed to the mine, adding many others in the community support the Ajax project. He argued residents need to gather all the fact about the project and then make an informed decision. XSee AJAX A22


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A controversial amendment to the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s drug and alcohol policy which would in effect give school staff the same power as police officers with breathalyzer machines was slated to go before the board of education last night (Feb. 6). The proposed amendment would allow school staff who are trained to use breathalyzers to demand breath samples from students during normal school hours and extracurricular activities. Like the Criminal Code offence of failure to provide a sample, a student who refuses to blow into the machine would be presumed impaired. “If a student refuses to take the breathalyzer test, school staff may rely on such refusal to conclude that a student has been using alcohol,” the proposed amendment reads, stating the student would then be “subject to the consequences.” Board of education chairwoman Denise Harper told KTW she was surprised to learn breathalyzers were even something the school district had at its disposal. “I wasn’t aware until

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A proposed hockey academy at Valleyview secondary was slated to be put to the KamloopsThompson board of education for final approval last night (Feb. 6). The school has received approval from Hockey Canada to begin its skills academy at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. “Our goal is to have a cohort of approximately 50 student-athletes who are enrolled in the program,” principal Walt Kirschner told KTW. “On average, they’d be on the ice about threeand-a-half hours per week, then there would be core training requirements, dry-land and classroom instruction.” The results of the board of education’s vote were not available as of KTW press time. However, SD73 board chairwoman Denise Harper did say she was in support of the program — especially given the interest it has generated among prospective student-athletes. “The interest has been very widespread,” she said. “It’s exciting. It’s another opportunity for kids who are very interested in hockey and we’re excited to be able to foster an interest in physical activity.” Brocklehurst middle school already offers a hockey acad-

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recently that we even had breathalyzers in the schools,” she said, adding the proposed amendments will likely “raise a few eyebrows,” both around the trustee table and in the community. “There are things in there I’d like to discuss and understand the rationale behind it.” Harper said she believes the proposed amendments would have already been run by the district’s legal department. Under the school district’s drug and alcohol policy, students found to be intoxicated are subject to suspensions of up to five days for a first offence. Subsequent offences are referred to a disciplinary hearing with the superintendent’s office. While the proposed amendments were slated to be presented at last night’s regular meeting of the board of education, Harper said they will likely now become open for public input.

ON THIN ICE Members of Kamloops Fire Rescue use a gloriously sunny Saturday, Feb. 4, to practise thin-ice rescues on the Thompson River. Crews were taking advantage of the thin ice conditions on the river near the CN train bridge to upgrade their skills. Winter, after all, is here until at least March 21, according to the calendar. Allen Douglas/KTW

emy, but Kirschner said Valleyview’s would be different. For one, the age group — Valleyview being a high school — is not the same. Also, Kirschner said, Valleyview’s program would be an “elite-skill” academy. “They do have a hockey academy at Brock,” he said. “I don’t want to compare the two, but this [Valleyview’s proposed program] is a Hockey Canada academy.” Kirschner said a number of community groups are already on board, including the Kamloops Blazers, the Kamloops Storm and the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association. “It’s been a lot of work,” he said. “Many, many hours have gone into it. But, it’s a great opportunity for the school and our community.” According to Kirschner, the idea came as he was watching local student-athletes head to hockey academies in the Okanagan. “They were going to Penticton and Kelowna for enrichment programs for hockey. “It’s tough to see.” Kirschner said there are already 73 interested families with regard to Valleyview’s proposed hockey academy. Projected cost per student per school year is $900.

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TANDING ON her door step, Lynda Boutilier can literally see the positive changes in her neighbourhood. She and husband Thomas live just a stone’s throw from McDonald Park, a place once frequented by drug dealers and prostitutes. The couple moved to the North Shore in 1991 and have witnessed the ebb and flow of the community. “It has improved up to what it was,” she told KTW. Boutilier believes residents from the rest of the city have a false idea of the North Shore — that it’s neither a safe nor decent place to live. Though Boutilier does acknowledge there was a fair amount of drug activity in the area, she said the troubles have subsided. And, the couple is quick to credit the work by Kamloops RCMP to clean up their neighbourhood. When AIDS Society of Kamloops executive director Bob Hughes arrived at his job five years ago, the streets of the North Shore, and particularly the Tranquille corridor in North Kamloops, were in disarray. There were as many as 18 women openly working the sex-trade, while street-level drug trafficking was rampant.

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“This, five years ago, was a war zone over here,” he said — a bleak assessment of the conditions of a struggling community.

Much of the illegal activity has disappeared from the public eye. McDonald Park is now a popular playground for kids.

the city or left town. “It is safe to walk the streets. It is a good place to come down and do business,” Hughes said. He said a combination

The Tranquille Market in North Kamloops, which serves as the downtown area on the North Shore, has gone though a significant transformation in recent years, with Mounties and social-agency managers raving about its monumental metamorphosis. Some residents, however, believe the venerable neighbourhood can still use improvement. Dave Eagles/KTW

In 2012, however, Hughes has a different view of the streets outside the window of his office on Tranquille Road.

The number of people living on the streets has dropped. Many have either been placed in housing, moved to other parts of

of factors have led to a resurgent North Shore community. Groups like Citizens on Patrol and the North Shore Business

now,” he said. The crime rate has dropped in half and, Lacasse emphasized, the once-poisoned image of North Kamloops has changed for the better. However, not every resident agrees with the rosy assessment of the neighbourhood. Dorothy Dixon has lived on Cherry Avenue for 45 years. She would pack up and leave, but can’t afford to go anywhere else and doesn’t think she could sell her modest house anyway. Despite the suggestion positive changes have come to the North Shore, she feels her neighbourhood has been neglected by the rest of the city. “They’re not caring about the people,” Dixon said. She did, however, point out one positive change on her street. Dixon lives a block east of the once-notorious Sun Valley Ridge apartment building. For a time, the building was the epicentre for crime in the community. Police were called to building 700 times in a two year span, while neighbours were afraid to walk the streets. Dixon acknowledged the apartment block isn’t the problem it once was. Amanda Rasmussen grew up in North Kamloops and recently moved to Cedar Street, not far from Sun Valley Ridge. The 25-year-old doesn’t believe the neigh-

Improvement Association started working together, alongside social agencies. Residents formed their own groups to take back their neighbourhoods, while resources were put back into the community. In addition, there are the red zones. There are two red zones in Kamloops, one in the downtown core and one in North Kamloops. They were created in 2007 as a crime-fighting strategy that bars repeat offenders from returning to areas where they plied their trade. The tactic is getting much of the credit for cleaning up the North Shore. “I’ve said all along, this is a positive step for the community,” Kamloops RCMP Supt. Yves Lacasse said. Along with the red zones, Mounties have adopted a tough-as-nails approach to dealing with prolific offenders. The RCMP hired two full-time crime analysts and an organized-crime specialist to track intelligence and look for hot spots where crime might be on the rise. When Lacasse arrived in Kamloops seven years ago, the drug culture and sex-trade were well infiltrated on the North Shore. Lacasse was inundated with calls from frustrated residents and business owners. “These calls are not reaching my desk right

bourhood is as bad as it is sometimes perceived. Then again, Rasmussen doesn’t feel it’s all that much improved, either. She thinks the downtown area of the North Shore — known as the Tranquille Market — maybe even worse than before, pointing to a specific incident in November when a woman working in a store on Tranquille Road was allegedly abducted by a well-known serial rapist. Meanwhile, over at the AIDS Society of Kamloops, Hughes conceded challenges remain on the North Shore. He noted the area has a high density of lowincome apartments, which makes it hard for the community to diversify. Hughes also described the street lighting along Tranquille Road as “horrendous” — a situation that may brighten in the future as the city works with the businessimprovement association to improve lighting along the corridor. But, perhaps the biggest challenge facing the North Shore is the perception of the North Shore. Many people who spoke to KTW said the North Shore doesn’t get the attention to detail from the city other neighbourhoods across the river receive. Or, as Hughes put it more bluntly, the North Shore is still the stepsister to South Kamloops.

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Creating a cultural connection north of the river It’s just after nine at night and Eric Schwalb is sitting at a table, not far from the stage. The rest of his band, Alamagokus, is milling about the bar, getting ready for a Saturday-night gig. It’s not a particularly big crowd at Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse in Brocklehurst — maybe a half-dozen tables. Nevertheless, Schwalb contends the bar is a key venue in the Kamloops music scene. “Most of the time it’s good,” he said of the crowds and vibe in the venue. All three band members in the genre-bending rock band grew up and went to school together in North Kamloops and Brocklehurst. The punk scene was really good in the late 1990s, the frontman recalled.

Punk shows on the T’kemlups Indian Band reserve would routinely be packed, full of kids like Schwalb. Now, the Pogue is one of the places to play. The bar has also become home to a budding heavy-metal scene, though it’s not the style for Alamagokus. It might be fitting heavy metal has found a home in North Kamloops, given the music’s gritty, workingclass roots. Ever since he was a kid, Schwalb felt the North Shore was different than its counterpart across the river. “I can’t describe it,” he pondered over the blaring guitars of the opening band. Maybe people from South Kamloops feel more “big city,” he surmised. Perhaps, he added, people in North Kamloops have

lower incomes. Shwalb conceded the community in which he was raised has a bad rap, but he never understood why. He now lives in Dallas, but plans to move back one day. “It’s a nice place,” he said, though he laments the community could use more culture. Just a short drive away, roughly 600 people are at the McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre, doing what many Canadians do on a chilly January night — take in a hockey game. It’s midway through the third period and Kamloops Storm are laying a thick beating on their junior B rivals from Chase, much to the delight of Isaac Dyck and Rylan Fabro. The two NorKam students try to catch the Storm when they can. It’s not just their home team, they

have three friends on the ice. For Dyck and his friends, watching a hockey game is the ideal way to spend a Saturday night. “Like any real Canadian,” Fabro chimed in. Dyck, who lives in Brocklehurst, agreed there is a stigma on the North Shore, but sees nothing wrong with the community in which he grew up. His friend concurred, but admitted he doesn’t want to stay in North Kamloops. “I want to see different places,” Fabro said. But, the pair seems content for now and can find plenty of things to do to stay out of trouble. Specifically, Fabro pointed out all the places to play sports. McArthur Island is home to two arenas, a skateboard park, a nine-hole golf course and several soccer fields.

Though sports is the flavour for some, the head of a social agency based on the North Shore sees the area, specifically the Tranquille corridor, becoming its own unique enclave. Bob Hughes, executive director of the AIDS Society of Kamloops, believes the downtown area of the North Shore has reached a critical mass with the completion of the Library Square development. In his crystal ball, the North Shore will be a village filled with funky art shops, cafes and music venues. Hughes envisions something similar to Commercial Drive in Vancouver — a gritty neighbourhood filled with a “mixed bag” of residents. “I’d love to see that happen, where people say this is a cool place to come.”

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Cynthia Davis knows there’s a need for Kamloopsians to have a crisis line to call when circumstances become overwhelming. The executive director of the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre gives an example from back when her agency ran such a service. A young woman was visiting the city. She was assaulted, called police, was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, a rape kit was done, doctors saw her, statements were taken — and she was released. It was the middle of a February night. Her coat had been taken in the attack. She had nothing and no way to get home. She called the crisis line and someone came to help her and wait with her until she could get a bus home. That crisis line ended when

government funding was cut, so news the Interior Health Authority is bringing a tollfree telephone-support system to its entire region to provide around-the-clock crisis assistance is welcome, Davis said. The program, announced in Kamloops on Monday, Feb. 6, ensures “when someone chooses to reach out for support, there is a trained, compassionate person they can talk to,” said Bryan Redford, the IHA’s west community development officer who attended the press conference along with several other IHA employees and area politicians. The crisis line — 1-888353-2273 — will be handled by staff and volunteers, each trained to deal with crises and with a wealth of resources available to than, said Asha Croggan, who works with the crisis-line program. Doug Sage, executive director of the Kamloops branch of the Canadian Mental Health

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T APPEARS AS THOUGH the United States is targeting Iran to complete its hat trick of countries to invade. Global-warming issues continue to be debated as Europe endures one of its coldest stretches of weather in recent memory. Earthquakes have rattled the globe, resulting in devastation this past weekend in Indonesia. There is plenty of big stuff to be concerned about in this crazy world, which is why today we will focus on the crucially important topic of ordering coffee. McDonald’s coffee is fantastic. Seriously, it is. Long gone are the days when the watery black stuff under the Golden Arches made vending-machine java at an arena taste like gourmet beans roasted to perfection by Juan Valdez himself. And, the cup of joe at McDonald’s improved well before the fast-food chain did its billion-dollar upgrade, adding McCafes and ditching the beloved hard-plastic red and yellow interior designer scheme for the modern tones of subtle browns and beige. Me? I long for the hard-plastic days of reds and yellows so bright they damage my eyes. It’s a link to my childhood that has been severed, just one more of many broken connections to the halcyon days of yore as the decades scroll on by. Come to think of it, the last time I stepped foot in a McDonald’s, I don’t think I was greeted by Ronald. Nor have I seen the Hamburglar lately.

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MUSINGS But, I digress. The coffee is good. It really is — almost on par with Tim Hortons and as good as much of what is brewed in Kamloops. However, when one is driving one’s son to a hockey game and rolls into the drive-thru, with every minute more precious than the last as game time approaches, one simply needs to convey one’s order into the machine and get moving. The second-last time I visited, I ordered a large coffee, two cream, one sugar. “Would you like a latte instead?” asked the bodyless voice. “Huh?” I replied. “Would you like a latte instead?” she repeated. “Nope. Just a coffee.” And, away I went with my coffee. The next time I visited, just this past weekend, I ordered the same thing — a large coffee, two cream, one sugar. “Would you like a cappuccino instead?” asked the bodyless voice. “Huh?” I replied in this deja vu nightmare.

“Would you like a cappuccino instead?” she repeated. “Nope. Just a coffee.” And, as I drove up a few feet to pay my $2.12, I asked if she would mind if I paid with Canadian Tire money instead. We all know about upselling. We all know what lost leaders are. We all know the goal of business in a capitalistic society is to maximize profit. I am all for it, but there are times and places for this practice. When one is in a hurry and on the way to a freezing-cold rink before dawn and needs a coffee in the worst way? That is not a time, nor place. And, for someone not as young as he thinks he is, ordering a coffee and being offered a latte doesn’t exactly do much to inspire confidence about my level of coherent thought. I am forgetting enough things in life to give me pause and wonder about the odds of the onset of dementia in the early 40s. I can scare the hell out of myself just fine by calling my son by my daughter’s name and vice-versa; I certainly don’t need a bodyless voice echoing through a crackling speaker as the sun rises to add to the stress level of middle-age confusion. All it does is make me Grimace and pine, ever-so-briefly, for the watery soup that was handed over amid a veritable cacophony of colours when the world — and my memory — was much clearer. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds

Five months into their job action against the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, teachers seem to be turning the screws tighter in their effort to negotiate a new contract. After essentially working to rule through the first half of the school year, not writing report cards, not attending staff meetings nor performing other administrative duties, teachers are now making more visible displays of their frustration. Teachers in Kamloops have gathered on street corners, waving placards at passing motorists. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is airing a new crop of commercials, designed to show teachers in the softest light. On Jan. 27, teachers across the province were urged to wear black, as their way of illustrating a “dark day in education” Jan. 27 being the 10th anniversary of the B.C. Liberal government’s enactment of Bills 27 and 28, which stripped their contract of provisions for class sizes and composition. Both sides in the long-running dispute are still at the bargaining table, but there’s little sign of progress. Meanwhile, parents and students are caught in the middle. Without the feedback from proper report cards, parents can’t get a true reading on where their children stand, how they’re progressing, what areas might need remedial help. Students may also be suffering. While it’s hard to dispute the dedication and hard work of teachers even in the face of this contract squabble, as the impasse drags on, it will be more and more difficult for them to shield their frustration from their classrooms. Both sides say they’re looking out for the future. The teachers say they are fighting for the future of education. The government says it is fighting for the province’s financial future. The time to settle their differences is now.

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Re: Contentious NorKam IB program now with LRB:

“‘There is not enough money to fund existing programs, yet the [SD73] board has found over a quartermillion dollars, plus significant additional funds in years to come, for the IB program.’ Thank you, Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association, for standing up to Swiss/UN control of your schools. “By battling this mandatory, wasteful spending on IB training in Canada, you are helping those of us in the U.S. who are trying to keep IB out of our public schools. “Bravo! Keep up the good work!” — posted by Lisa McLoughlin

Re: The Pension Question: Is there a crisis that needs fixing?: “Just a suggestion: “First, our MPs, owners of the best pensions in the country, fix Old Age Security. “Next. those affected by the changes fix the MPs’ pension plan.” — posted by Ron Watt

With gas stations on the North Shore closing at a rapid rate, KTW reader Ed Repka wonders what the shuttering will mean to pump prices in Kamloops. Dave Eagles/KTW

Will closures result in pumped-up tricks? Editor: Kamloops has lately enjoyed some of the lowest gas prices in B.C. When prices rise and fall along the way, questions are raised for the reasons why and we are given every reason under the sun. Well, has anyone kept track of how many gas stations have closed on the North Shore in the last year or two? Four is the number, with one more on its way out. I was just wondering how this will affect gas prices in the near future and beyond because I have always been told competition is a good thing for the consumer. Let’s just see what the future will bring. Ed Repka Kamloops

Ajax alternative sought Editor: I’d like to change everyone’s thinking process regarding the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen. For all those against it, how about giving options as to what other business could be brought in instead of the mine? But, keep in mind, it would also have to offer good-paying jobs and benefits. Those in favour of the mine are thinking of the much-needed jobs it will bring and how it will benefit the local economy. People don’t want to have to move away or leave family behind in order to get a decent job, which has been the case for years. Just look around. Where are the 20-to-35-yearolds? Most have had no choice but to go to where the jobs are. Think of the future. Will a bunch of retired baby boomers keep this city afloat? Diane Czyzewski Kamloops

Editor: Re: Dale Bass’s column of Jan. 19 (‘A shortsighted teachers’ union decision that will only hurt students’) regarding the fate of the proposed International Baccalaureate program at NorKam secondary: This was a great column and I enjoy reading Bass’s columns every week. I graduated from Nor Kam secondary in 1970 and would be very disappointed if they would have to close the school because of narrow-minded

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teachers who are always telling us they are are doing it for the children’s education. It’s about time they tell the public what they really want — more money. It seems to me they are paid well enough for working roughly 180 days a year and considering there are two teachers in a lot of households. I was told about 94 per cent of the School District 73 budget goes to teacher salaries. Greg Fenrick Kamloops

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other classes when International Baccalaureate classes are created? Who is going to absorb the extra students? Classes are being filled to capacity already since the government illegally stripped teachers’ contracts more than 10 years ago. In a building with 900 students, does Bass really feel this handful (and it is a handful) of students is going to propel the district into financial prosperity? Give me a break! There isn’t enough money now to even buy math textbooks for all students and Bass seems to feel it is great reporting to tell us to ask students how they feel? They feel it every day. I imagine they would feel pretty angry if they knew the whole truth. However, they are not getting that. They are getting the propaganda machine spinning out all this false information. Bass needs to do her research and stop pretending she knows the facts, because she clearly do not. I feel sorry for the kids and parents who will read the column and think it is in any way accurate. Franca Muraca Kamloops

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in the past decade any growth.” Harper said that same sentiment came across in the meeting. “He certainly didn’t leap up and promise us money,” she said. “I have a great fear there’s still the expectation the district should put up the lion’s share of the money.” Harper said money would likely be expected to come from the cash generated by the sale of a piece of McGill Road property last year to Telus. “We are extremely reluctant to tap into that source,” she said. “It’s like our life savings and we don’t know if we’ll ever have

it again.” The school district took in $7 million from the sale. The NorKam trades and technology program is expected to cost about $8 million. In 2009, the provincial government said it was ready to contribute nearly $3 million to the project. The program would see new shops and classrooms built on NorKam’s campus, stocked with tools and equipment to teach students various trades and skills. Harper said district officials are meeting with ministry staff later this week to follow up on last week’s discussion.

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There could soon be a policy on the books of the KamloopsThompson school district requiring criminalrecord checks for all trustees. Board chairwoman Denise Harper said trustees hope to have a report from superintendent Terry Sullivan soon. “It’s in response to what some other districts are doing and in response to what provincial policy might be in the future,” she said. “Most of us have had criminal-record checks, and I really think it was more a request to administra-

“If they did, did it relate to children or violence or fraud — things that would relate directly to their job as a trustee? “Or, did it relate to a violation for smoking marijuana in 1970 when they were in high school? “There’s a lot to consider.” Under current policy, Sullivan said the school district would not be informed if a trustee has a record. In last fall’s municipal election, criminal records became a public issue in the race for SD73 trustee seats when one of the candidates spent a night in jail. Adrian Miller

tion to have a look at this — where’s it going and what’s the impact of this?” The matter was raised at a board of education meeting last month. “I think there’s some fundamental issues that I have to look at,” Sullivan said. Sullivan said he’s going to look at whether it’s legally possible to prohibit convicted criminals from running for or holding trustee positions. “Once there was a criminal-record check done and it showed that a person had a criminal record in their past, would it relate to their job as a trustee?” he said.

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The local property-assessment office has a unique problem on its hands. Officials there are now having to decide how many assessment-hearing days to cancel. What it means is homeowners in the region and in Kamloops seem to be satisfied with the 2012 property assessments they received last month. According to BC Assessment, preliminary figures indicate 512 property owners for the Kamloops territory have appealed their assessments. Last year, the number was 915. In 2010, assessment

appeals climbed to 1,164. A closer look at Kamloops proper shows an even larger decline in appeals. The assessment office received 188 appeals in the city, compared to 511 in 2011. There were five appeals filed in Sun Peaks and 35 in Merritt. The deadline to file an appeal was Jan. 31. Graham Held, a deputy assessor with the agency, attributed the decline in appeals to stability in assessments and the housing market. “Volatility in the marketplace generally translates to more appeals,” he said. Starting next week and running until March 15, appeals will be heard by property-

assessment review panels. The overall assessment roll for the city in 2012 increased to $13.68 billion from $13.66 billion the previous year. The biggest drop in property values is in Sahali and Aberdeen, where the average property decreased to $404,000 from $410,000 in 2011. Homes in North Kamloops and Brocklehurst have seen more modest decreases in assessments, to $303,000 from $306,000 in 2011. However, homes in east Kamloops, including Juniper Ridge, Dallas and Barnhartvale, are up to $392,000 from $388,000 and Batchelor Heights has seen a rise to $374,000 from $367,000.

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Employers can apply for funding to hire summer students Employers can now apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer. Employers can apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2012 or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by

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One month into 2012 and $14.6 million in permits City expects construction permit value to land between $130 million and $150 million By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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It has been a typically quiet start to the year for the home-construction industry in Kamloops. According to the city’s building-permit department, just four single-family permits were issued in January, matching the total from the previous year.

However, the overall permit value is up to start the year, in part due to strong numbers from the commercial and industrial sides of development, including the issuance of a permit for the new Sandman Signature Hotel in the downtown core The city handed out $11.4 million in commercial permits in January, compared to $5.4 million in January of the previous year.

A total of $2.9 million in residential permits were issued in January. Overall, the city handed out $14.6 million in permits for the month, compared to $9.2 million in January 2011. Last year, city hall was busier than expected, issuing $162.5 million in building permits, which ended up being $40 million more than projected.

Much of the credit for the positive year was given to strong showing in commercial and industrial development. As for 2012, officials are offering a conservative estimate — predicting the city will hit between $130 million and $150 million in permit value. However, there are some big projects expected to land on the department’s desk, including per-

mits for a Telus data centre, an Interior Health Authority development in North Kamloops and a new Marriott hotel in Aberdeen, at the site of the former Home Hardware store at Pacific Way and Rogers Way. The city has only topped $200 million in permits once — in 2008. In that year, the city doled out $207 million worth of permits, which remains a record.

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Kamloops team helping Kenyans By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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The Tournament Capital is well-represented in Africa as a team of Canadian volunteers lays the groundwork for infrastructure upgrades in a Kenyan agricultural community. A five-man team — four of them from Kamloops — arrived in Turkana, a district in northern Kenya, on Sunday, Feb. 5. Patrick Cochrane, the team leader and a retired civil-engineering technologist, said the group plans to spend 14 days in Turkana surveying land in preparation for future work that will help farmers in the area. “We’ll spend pretty much two weeks just obtaining ground information, capturing data on surface elevation and location of structures and infrastructure,” he said, adding a good chunk of time will be spent getting a feel for the surroundings. “When we hit the ground, we’re not there to change the way people do things there. “We want to capture the vision — acclimatize ourselves and look around at the land we have to survey.” The project Cochrane’s team will work on is being organized by Engineering Ministries International, a Christian group that

Patrick Cochrane, Greg Houghton, Phil Koehoorn and Cecil Tarasoff are in Kenya helping people there with needed infrastructure work for farmers.

sends skilled volunteers to Third-World countries to help with construction and infrastructure upgrades. The other Kamloops residents on the team are Greg Houghton, Phil Koehoorn and Cecil Tarasoff. Also making the trip to Turkana is David Selke, an engineering student from Edmonton. Of the five, only Cochrane and Selke have engineering training, but, Cochrane said, the others are willing to learn. All are volunteering their time — even footing their own bills to travel to Africa. Cochrane described Turkana as a semi-desert agricultural region. “The place we’re going to be, it’s near a

river. But, right now, there’s no means of getting that water up into the properties,” he said, describing the residents as “agricultural pastoralists.” “They’re folks that are supposed to be depending on growing their own crops, but they haven’t been able to.” After surveying is completed, the plan is to have another crew visit Turkana in coming months to begin work on an irrigation system. Cochrane has been in Africa since last month, visiting univer-

sities in Uganda as part of another project he’s working on. On previous trips to Africa, Cochrane said, he noticed university engineering students were suffering from a shortage of field experience. “I discovered they had amazing theoretical abilities but were lacking in practical experience,” he said. So, Cochrane — who for the last three years has been working as an assistant instructor in engineering at Thompson Rivers University — started a

practicum program. “We do it by taking these guys out and mentoring them,” he said, adding the project also helps get much-needed work done in Africa. “We assist them in practical application of their skills. And, at the same time, they’re working on projects.” The Kamloops volunteers heading to Turkana are due back on Feb. 23. Cochrane is operating a blog tracking the group’s project, which can be found at teamturkanasurvey2012. wordpress.com.

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Hold that note — Rube Band waits for city to decide By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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If you’ve ever been to a Remembrance Day or Canada Day ceremony in the Tournament Capital, you’ve likely seen them — and most definitely heard them. They are the Kamloops Rube Band and they are considered official ambassadors of the city. But, the group of musicians, which has been performing and representing Kamloops around the world for more than a halfcentury, will have to wait to find out if they are going to get a break from city hall. Members of the band were in council chambers last week, asking the city to waive its monthly fee to practise at the Kamloops Yacht Club. However, council voted unanimously to send the issue to the city’s service-agreement committee for a greater discussion. The band notes it receives $6,200 annually from the city as an official ambassador, but then spends $2,600 a year to practise at the yacht club. Band chairman Larry Sills said the group was given a “gentleman’s

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agreement” from the city in the 1980s to use the club for as long as it needed. A few years agp, the city changed the arrangement with groups considered ambassadors of the city, like the band and the Miss Kamloops Ambassador Program, and created service agreements. The groups were originally given $2,000 annually, but later the amount increased to $6,000. Sills noted the band attempts to recover the costs of its travels through fundraisers, while most members pay for their own incidentals when performing outside the city. Coun. Pat Wallace argued it would be illadvised for council to make a decision for one group in isolation of other organizations that are part of the city’s ambassador program. She also suggested a decision to grant the band an exemption could have implications to the city’s overall budget and pushed for the issue to be discussed by the service-agreement committee.

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In all, about 25 experts and government officials are expected to be on hand to answer questions and hear concerns throughout the two-day sessions, which conclude today (Feb. 7) between noon and 8 p.m. The public-comment period is for the draft application information requirements (AIR), or the table of contents that will eventually guide the larger application document. The AIR describes the proposed studies, methods and information the proponent must include in the final application. The public-comment period ends on March 12. Abacus CEO and president Jim Excell said the information sessions are crucial as the company puts together the table of contents, or AIR. He said the session will help ensure the document is complete and addresses the concerns expressed by the public. When questioned whether the approval of the mine was a done deal, as suggested by some residents, Excell said that is not the

case at all. He said approval won’t come until the company answers the questions and the community feels comfortable with the project. “That’s our hope, people will one day say, ‘That’s a good company to have as our neighbour in front of our community,’” he said. Meanwhile, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office held the first meeting of a community advisory group on the Ajax project last week. Chris Hamilton, the project assessment director for the EAO, said about 25 people from 10 groups met to form the advisory group. The members included the Kamloops and Area Preservation Association and the Grasslands Conservation Council of Canada. Hamilton said the group is essentially an additional way for the province to engage in the environmental process with the community. During the first meeting, the advisory group established a terms of reference and is expected to meet a couple more time in the coming weeks.

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Blazers set for titanic tilt against Tri-City They are first in the 10-team Western Conference and sit atop the Western Hockey League standings with 78 points, but the Kamloops Blazers are only two points clear of the Tri-City Americans — and the Kennewick, Wash., club has two games in hand. The cream of the crop meet at Interior Savings Centre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The weekend saw Kamloops clinch a playoff berth while splitting a pair of games on the road. The Blazers kept coming back in Vancouver, but fell short at the final buzzer, dropping a

7-5 decision to the Giants. Kamloops rebounded the next night with a 3-1 victory in Seattle. ■ Meanwhile, Greg “Spike” Wallace, the Blazers’ community and sponsorship co-ordinator, will receive the WHL’s Distinguished Service Award, which is presented annually to an individual associated with the league who has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time. Wallace has been with the club since 1984 and will receive his award from WHL commissioner Ron Robison during a March 7 pre-game ceremony.

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It was 20 minutes with a hockey legend in his twilight years. Gordie Howe, who will turn 84 in March, did hhis best to aanswer questions from ti members of m the Kamloops th media during m his visit last week. The aging hockey icon’s mind often wandered, as did the answers to the questions he was asked. His son, Marty, accompanied Howe and did his best to clarify when needed. Here are some of the most humorous, enlightening and interesting things Mr. Hockey had to say. • The Floral, Sask., product was asked about fighting and if it should be removed from the game. He spoke about what his attitude toward fighting was when he played. “If I was hit, I was going to hit back,” Howe said. “I didn’t want anyone getting the opinion that they could go around knocking people down. “If Ted Lindsay was here, he would tell you.” • Howe was asked about respect among players and he began speaking about a verbal exchange that happened during his playing days. “When we were playing, somebody said, ‘Do you like so and so?’ and I said, ‘No, but his sister’s cute.’ “You’d have to pick on the family. “Some of that conversation I think is good for the game because it speeds it up a little bit.” • Concussions became a topic of conversation and Howe shared a story about a brain-rattling experience of his own. “Maybe I was stupid, but when I got hit in the head and I couldn’t see properly, I came down there and I missed the gate by about four feet. “I ended up talking to their players and they got mad at me.” • Howe told a humorous story about

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a physical altercation. “I won’t mention any names, but I was playing a fellow in Toronto and I got a real good shot at him. “He had just taken a shot at [Ted] Lindsay. I stepped in between them and he went down pretty hard. “One of their players came over when the whistle blew and goes, ‘Thank you. He needs that.’ “After the game, he was waiting for me. I thought, ‘Uh oh.’ He came up and he said, ‘I was stupid. It doesn’t look right for you or me. I’ll buy you a beer. “That was the end of all the conversation.” • The legend can still be quick on his feet and he unleashed a few one-liners at the press conference. “If somebody spears me, they know darn well they’re going to get a heavier stick,” Howe said. Radio NL’s Jon Keen asked what Howe thought of the term ‘A Gordie Howe hat trick.’ “As long as they remember me,” Howe replied. CFJC7’s James Peters asked, “What’s the ring you’re wearing, Gordie?” Gordie answered: “Mine. Let’s put it this way, they won’t get it back.” (Marty said the ring was given to his father by the Red Wings to commemorate all the Stanley Cups he helped the club win.) Howe’s toughness is the stuff of legend and it appears he did his best to pass the grit down to his sons, Murray, Mark and Marty. “Gordie always used to tell us, ‘Do unto others before they do unto you,’” Marty recalled. Howe chuckled at his rendition of the golden rule and said, “Good teacher, right?” Finally, as the press conference was coming to an end, Marty began to wrap things up. “I want to let everyone know we’ll be at the game tonight,” Marty said in reference to that night’s Kamloops Blazers-Spokane Chiefs contest. As soon as Marty finished the sentence, his father piped up: “I’m dressin.”


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Valleyview skaters carve out medals in Alberta Skaters from the Valleyview Skating Club captured plenty of medals in Alberta on the weekend. The athletes were competing in the Western Regional Adult Championships in Carstairs. Eva Mortensen Davies won gold in the Gold Interpretive Class I. Janet Dabner captured gold in Masters Freeskate Class III and bronze in Gold Interpretive Class III. Marilyn Triggs won silver in Pre-introductory Interpretive. Cheyenne Irvine secured gold in Silver Interpretive Class III and gold in Silver Freeskate Class III.

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in Burnaby on the weekend. Emily Schmidt won silver on trampoline, competing at the national level in novice 11-14, gold in B women tumbling and finished second on double mini trampoline in A women. Her scores qualify Schmidt for a place on Team BC in tumbling and double mini. Jean-Luc Larouche captured silver in men’s novice 15+ on trampoline in A men’s category. Rachel Beauchamp placed fourth in women’s a trampoline and eighth in women’s a double mini. Adrielle Bertrand won gold in women’s B double mini, silver in women’s B tumbling and 14th in B trampoline. Jordan Ferguson won

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women’s B trampoline. Jaxson Coull won gold in men’s C trampoline and gold in men’s C double mini. Jaeden Gorman competed in his first competition, placing fourth in men’s C double mini and 10th in men’s C trampoline.

Ben Jacoby also competed his first competition, placing fifth in 10-and-under trampoline and sixth in 10-and-under double mini.

Sabres sixth at host tourney The Sa-Hali Sabres senior boys’ basketball

team finished sixth at its own tourney on the weekend. The Sabres opened with an 81-52 loss to eventual runner-up Abbotsford Collegiate, followed by a 92-74 defeat to Oliver’s Southern Okanagan. Sa-Hali rebounded

with an 87-38 win over Vernon, before dropping a 67-65 decision to Valleyview in the game to decide fifth- and sixthplace. In the tournament championsip game, Duchess Park defeated the Panthers from Abbotsford, 82-76.

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Saboe rink qualifies for provincials The Wayne Saboe rink from the Kamloops Curling Club has qualified for the B.C. Master Men’s Championship in Grand Forks. The team qualified in Enderby on the weekend as it won the A side of the region 3,4,7 playdowns. Team members include Saboe, Mel Futa, Vince Hunter and John Cox. The provincial tourney will take place from March 1 to Match 4.

WolfPack hockey squad bests Simon Fraser The TRU WolfPack men’s hockey team defeated Simon Fraser University 5-4 in weekend B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action. TRU will face the University of Victoria this weekend on Vancouver Island.

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Third Sonja Gaudet of Vernon takes her shot as brakeman Gerry Austgarden of Kelowna watches intently in the B.C. Wheelchair Curling Championship, which was held on the weekend at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops. The pair was competing for the Darryl Neighbour rink, which also includes Neighbour of Richmond and Corrine Jensen of Victoria. The Neighbour crew defeated the Gary Cormack rink from Surrey 2-0 in the best-of-three title tilt to advance to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which will take place in Thunder Bay from March 18 to Match 25. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Stormy times for junior B squad The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin in just 17 days — and the Kamloops Storm have chosen a hazardous time to enter a slump. The Storm has been a league powerhouse all season. This past weekend, however, saw the club lose three straight

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TRU hoops: Men miss playoffs, women still have shot

BOXLA CLASS Nathan Underhill (right) and Quinn Davis were among those taking part in the weekend’s Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association drop-in skills session at Pacific Way elementary. Future sessions will be held on Saturdays this month and in March. For more information, email kmlaregistrar@ hotmail.com. Allen Douglas/KTW

The TRU women’s hoops team remains in the hunt for a playoff spot after sweeping the Trinity Western University Spartans in Langley on the weekend. The WolfPack prevailed 66-61 on Friday and 76-58 on Saturday. TRU, at 7-9, sits fifth in the six-team Canada West Conference West Division, two points behind TWU. The WolfPack round out the season this weekend with two games against 2-14 UBC-Okanagan, with the home game in Kamloops tipping off on Saturday, Feb.

11, at 6 p.m. A pre-game ceremony will honour lastyear players Kailey Colonna, Michelle Dimond and Kaitlyn Widsten. ■ The Thompson Rivers University men’s basketball team, however, will have to wait until next year after dropping two games on the weekend, ending its Canadian Interuniversity Sport playoff hopes. The WolfPack needed to win all four of its remaining games to snare a wildcard berth, but that possibility ended in

Langley on the weekend with back-toback losses to Trinity Western. TWU defeated TRU 89-77 on Friday and 97-92 on Saturday. TRU’s record falls to 5-11 and the team will close out its season with a home-and-home series this coming weekend against UBC-Okanagan. The second game will take place at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. and will include a pregame ceremony honouring Chad Ko’s final game in a WolfPack uniform.

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Local library gets few challenges to books, films By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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A display at the Kamloops library shows some of the hundreds of books that have been challenged or banned around the world. Dave Eagles/KTW

In all his years working as a librarian in Kamloops, Kevin Kierans has only seen one book challenged by someone and removed from circulation. The book was Children of the Matrix by David Icke, a book that had led to a charge of defamation by a B.C. man. The book is about a “ruling elite” of shapeshifting lizards who are trying to bring a “new world order.” Warman alleged it was hatemongering against Jews and the controversy eventually led to the province changing its defamation laws to protect libraries that distribute materials alleged to be defamatory. That doesn’t mean books, magazines and films aren’t challenged, Kierans said, although

the Thompson-Nicola Regional District library only gets a couple of challenges a year. The process is simple. Someone fills out a form explaining their concern about whatever media is involved. The form goes to Kierans, who discusses the issue with the concerned person and tries to resolve the situation. Kierans said often that involves just listening, explaining why the item is acceptable and about the concept of intellectual freedom. Sometimes, the patron has a valid point, he said, and a book may be in the wrong area of the library. When that happens, it usually involves moving a book from the children’s area to that designated for young adults. Sometimes the library will buy books that present differing

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Christmas comes early for art student By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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Lisa Yamaoka doesn’t usually mention art contests to her students at South Kamloops secondary. However, a competition for UNICEF interested her and she mentioned it to her students. Now, she’s celebrating the success of Samantha Hoogstins, who decided to enter and won national award. With it comes a $5,000 scholarship and $500 worth of art supplies for the school. Samantha, a Grade 9 student, said she had never entered an art contest before, but was interested in the idea of creating something that will now be on UNICEF greeting cards sold at Pier 1 Imports stores in Canada this year. She said she’s been interested in art for years — when she’s not playing basketball or volleyball or referring one of those sports when other teams are playing. More than 500 children entered the contest. A fan’s choice award was won by Annie-Kim Rainville of Boisbrian, Que. The theme for this year’s competition was Peace on Earth. Samantha’s work features white doves perched on Christmas

Samantha Hoogstins, a Grade 9 student at South Kamloops secondary, has won this year’s UNICEF-Pier One art contest that will see her design on greeting cards thi syear that are sold by the retail chain. Dave Eagles/KTW

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It was challenged in 1989 in Saginaw, Mich., because one of the illustrated pages has a tiny drawing of a woman wearing just a bikini bottom. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss was challenged in Layton, Calif., by someone who felt it criminalizes the forestry industry. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was challenged by a librarian in Boulder, Col., in 1988 who felt the topic involved a poor philosophy on life. Challenging books might seem like something society has moved on from with but it still happens. Last September, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut was banned for two months by a school board in Republic, Mo., for profanity and blasphemy. In November, the Blue Water District School Board in Ontario tried to ban The

Wars by Tim Findley, citing excessive violence. The book was eventually approved to be taught to Grade 12 students. Kierans said one area that provides its own issues is when today’s politically correct views conflict with books written decades ago. Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, for example, is often banned for what, in today’s society, is considered to be racism, “but you have to understand the time it was written it,” Kierans said. The library is running a contest to identify three books that have been banned in the past. Clues are provided to the identity. The contest is in each of the TNRD library branches and continues to Feb. 29. For more information on Freedom to Read Week, go online to freedomtoread.ca.

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improved fuel economy, but Transport Canada ratings have yet to be announced so I can’t yet verify that claim from the manufacturer. My driving partner and I got to sample both powerplants during a ride and drive along the narrow, winding roads in and around the coastal city of Nice in the south of France. While we wouldn’t consider the CC a big car by North American standards, on these

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“We wanted this car to appeal to the European sports sedan aficionados,” said Thomas Tetzlaff, Volkswagen Canada’s manager of public relations. Volkswagen Canada set an all-time record in 2011 with sales of 52,604 units, up 15.9 per cent over the previous year. Jetta, Golf, Tiguan and Touareg models make up 90 per cent of VW Canada sales, but niche products like the CC help to add to the sales numbers and bring customers into the dealerships. A fairly extensive list of content will be added as standard fare on the CC this time around. The most significant change will be the seating configuration. The CC coming to Canada now seats five instead of four, with the rear seat now a 60/40split folding bench instead of the twin buckets of the outgoing model. That’s not a bad thing because rear-seat room is generous and the seats comfortable, making the CC a more versatile performer than before. The CC’s face has had a makeover for 2013, with Volkswagen’s distinctive design DNA evident in the front grille, comprised of horizontal chrome bars with the VW logo front and centre. The rectangular bixenon headlights round off as they meld into the fenders, while the lower-front fascia is also revised for 2013, again with horizontal-styling cues and fog lamps. At the rear is a coollooking new taillight system employing LED technology. Two familiar engine choices are offered in the new model, a 2.0litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque through the rev range of 1,700 to 5,000

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LOCAL NEWS ADDING COLOUR TO THE GREY CUP The B.C. Lions brought the Grey Cup to Kamloops on Wednesday, Feb. 1, as part of the championship team’s tour of its namesake province. Venturing to the Tournament Capital Centre to marvel at one of the most coveted trophies in sport were MaryAnn Etchart (far left) and the Kansky siblings — Kyle, 5, and Jenna, 2. The Lions, led by Geroy Simon, Angus Reid and J.D. Larose, paid special tribute to Kamloops, with the city being home to the club’s training camp, which begins again in June. The 2012 CFL season will feature the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto in November. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

LEE Mr. Vernon James Ernest Lee passed away suddenly on January 24, 2012 in Torrence, California. Vern is survived by his children: sons Eric of Altona, Manitoba and Brian of Australia, his daughter Deborah of Winnipeg, Manitoba brothers Ken and Earl and his sister Ethel; his partner Shirley Denham and his long time friend Madeline Riley of Nanaimo. Vern was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 1, 1933, and lived there until he turned 19, at which time (1952) he joined the Air Force and it became his career until 1978. During this time he experienced at lot of the world. His last posting was at Mt. Lolo. In November 1978, he drove school bus and retired in June 1991 saying he drove the best kids in Kamloops. He played ball, curled and engaged a good game of snooker. He also enjoyed swimming, and competed in the Senior Olympics winning several medals. Vern fought heart disease a long time. He will be missed by his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects by viewing may do so on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Pleasant Street Cemetery. Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 203 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3 or the World Society of the Protection of Animals, 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 960, Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3 in memory of Vern would be appreicated. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

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For more information and applications contact: Kym Behrns 250-574-9389 summer-ka@sica.bc.ca www.sica.bc.ca

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

• Shift Work Required • Home Everyday – Uniforms Provided • Class One With A Minimum Of Three Years Experience Required Wage will commensurate with experience. Competitive Benefit and Pension Plan. Please fax resumes and current abstract to 250-374-2189 no later than February 13/12 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

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

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

250-376-7970

Help Wanted PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help!

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

1-877-852-1122

Experienced driver only Western Canada long haul out of Surrey. Flat deck, tarping involved contact Joe at 250-5170620

I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

EVERYONE APPROVED.

PRO-TEL RECONNECT


TUESDAY, February 7, 2012 ❖ B13

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. a leader in the transportation industry requires qualified professional drivers for Highway Super B work, and dedicated Chip Hauls. Highway positions do not require re-location, Chip Hauls available in both Okanagan, Lower Mainland and West Kootenays. We offer direct deposit, extended benefits, satellite dispatch, e-logs, late model equipment and 17 years experience. If you have verifiable experience, with an acceptable abstract, we would like to hear from you! www.sutco.ca or fax resume to 250-357-2009 need more info call Wendy 1-888-357-2612 Ext 223

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

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

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.

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

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

Outlook Peace Arch News Richmond Review South Delta Leader Surrey/North Delta Leader Tri-City News WestEnder 100 Mile House Free Press Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Barriere North Thompson Star Journal Burns Lake District News Castlegar News Clearwater North Thompson Times Cranbrook Kootenay AdvertiserFort St. James Caledonia Courier Golden Star Houston Today Invermere Valley Echo Kamloops This Week Kelowna Capital News Kitimat Northern Sentinel Kitimat/Terrace Weekend Advertiser Merritt Herald Merritt Valley Express Nakusp Arrow Lakes News Penticton Western News Prince George Free Press Princeton Similkameen Spotlight Quesnel Cariboo Observer Quesnel Weekender Revelstoke Times Review Salmon Arm Observer Shuswap Market News Sicamous Eagle Valley News Smithers Interior News Summerland Review Summerland Bulletin SunTerrace Standard Vanderhoof Omenica Express BugleStuart/Nechako AdvertiserVernon Morning Star Williams Lake Tribune Williams Lake Weekender Total BC Interior North Island Weekender North Island Gazette Campbell River Mirror Comox Valley Record Parksville Qualicum News Nanaimo News Bulletin Ladysmith Chronicle Lake C o w i c h a n G a z e t t e Cowichan News Leader Cowichan Pictorial Gulf Islands Driftwood Peninsula News Review Saanich News Oak Bay News Victoria News Esquimalt News Goldstream N e w s Gazette Sooke N e w s Mirror Monday Magazine Abbotsford News AgassizHarrison Observer Aldergrove Star Bowen Island Undercurrent Burnaby/New Westminster News Leader Chilliwack Progress Hope Standard Langley Times Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows News Mission City Record North Shore Outlook Peace Arch News Richmond Review South Delta Leader Surrey/North Delta Leader Tri-City News WestEnder 100 Mile House Free Press Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Barriere North Thompson Star Journal Burns Lake District News Castlegar News Clearwater North Thompson Times Cranbrook Kootenay AdvertiserFort St. James Caledonia Courier Golden Star Houston Today Invermere Valley Echo Kamloops This Week Kelowna Capital News Kitimat Northern Sentinel Kitimat/Terrace Weekend Advertiser Merritt Herald Merritt Valley Express Nakusp Arrow Lakes News Penticton Western News Prince George Free Press Princeton Similkameen Spotlight Quesnel Cariboo Observer Quesnel Weekender Revelstoke Times Review Salmon Arm Observer Shuswap Market News Sicamous Eagle Valley News Smithers Interior News Summerland Review Summerland Bulletin - SunTerrace Standard Vanderhoof Omenica Express BugleStuart/Nechako AdvertiserVernon Morning Star Williams Lake Tribune Williams Lake Weekender Total BC Interior North Island Weekender North Island Gazette Campbell River Mirror Comox Valley Record Parksville Qualicum News Nanaimo News Bulletin Ladysmith Chronicle Lake Cowichan Gazette Cowichan News Leader Cowichan Pictorial Gulf Islands Driftwood Peninsula News Review Saanich News Oak Bay News Victoria News Esquimalt News Goldstream News Gazette Sooke News Mirror Monday Magazine Abbotsford News AgassizHarrison Observer Aldergrove Star Bowen Island Undercurrent Burnaby/New Westminster News Leader Chilliwack Progress Hope Standard Langley Times Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News Mission City Record North Shore Outlook Peace Arch

Think big.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

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

Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Janitorial

Trades, Technical

PORT HARDY-Available immediately, working Bodyshop Manager. Painter/Bodyman. Competitive pay, benefits and bonuses. Also looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, klassengm@gmail.com or fax 250-949-7440.

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

EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com. Phone 780-955-5537.

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, is hiring casual, on-call nurses, certified care aides and experienced cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can do” attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, we want to hear from you. Resumes to shgeekie@bayshore.ca. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For men & women. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. www.HWC-BC.com HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

Help Wanted

ELECTRICIANS

Recruiting journeyman and apprentice electricians for contracts throughout BC. Industrial/maintenance experience an asset. Clean Drivers Abstract and Drug/Alcohol Test are essential.

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

Payroll Payroll Administrator - Stewart, BC More Core Diamond Drilling Services is seeking an experienced Payroll Administrator If selected, the applicant will have the choice of relocating to Stewart to work full time or working part time on a (3 week on, 1 week off) rotation schedule with accommodations and meals included. Experience; - Substantial MS Excel - Any industry accepted payroll software. - 3-5 years’ experience in some of the following areas; o Bookkeeping o Accounting o Payroll o AP o AR o GL posting o Account reconciliations o Month End/Year End preparation. Email a resume to info@morecore.ca

Trades, Technical 4TH YEAR Journeyman Plumbers & Sheetmetal workers needed in Kindersly SK. Top wages, benefits, RRSP, room for advancement, positive work atmosphere. Contact office@lukplumbing.com or 306 463-6707. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. requires a Spray Foam & Paint Applicator. Must have minimum 2 years experience, and must be in good physical health. Great wages, benefits, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, long term employment. Wages $33$35/hour. Join a winning team. Call 780-846-2231 for appointment or send resume to: Fax 780-846-2241 or email Blaine Ross at blaine@autotanks.ca or Basil Inder at production@autotanks.ca.

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

Services

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Sales

Sales

Big deals across BC

250-371-4949 Delivering the newspaper is a great form of exercise. What better way to burn calories, enjoy the outdoors, and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent carrier for Kamloops This Week You will earn extra dollars twice a week to deliver an award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Call us for more information on how you can become an adult carrier in your area.

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Advertising Consultant 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.


B14 ❖ TUESDAY, February 7, 2012 Services

Services

Financial Services

Stucco/Siding

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for a route near you!

Legal Services

Pets & Livestock

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Feed & Hay

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

Landscaping YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Only $120/month Run your 1x1 semi display classified in every issue of Kamloops This Week

Call 250-371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Misc Services THOMPSON VALLEY DISPOSAL LTD. 12 Yard Mini Bins & 20,30, 40 Yard BIG Bins NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Locally owned & operated

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720

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

Stephanie 250-318-8478 (Within 15 mins of downtown)

Pet Services PAWS IN PARADISE Bed & Biscuit VIP Dog Boarding w w w. p a w s f o r f u n d o g t r a i n ing.com 250-517-8308

Pets Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2 males & Havanese pups 2 females 2 males, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579.

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

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under New set of 67 hard covered Readers Digest books $50 obo (250) 377-4661

$400 & Under

KP JUNK REMOVAL AND RECYCLING

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

Painting & Decorating

$500 & Under

Do you have an item for sale under $500? Did you know that you can place

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

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

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

Kokanee Court

Starting at $

249,900

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

5 PIECE DINING ROOM SET

your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC.

Homes for Rent 5336417 HOMEFINDERS

Call 250-371-4949

FORMS & HEARINGS

Residential Tenancy Office

for more information

On-Line or In-Office cdnhomefinders.ca

Many options available

Real Estate

Mobile Homes & Parks

Acreage for Sale Barriere 9.6 acres for sale. Power water access. Nicely treed.Close to lakes and Sun Peaks. 250-690-7244

Houses For Sale

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

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

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

Starting at

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

$

299,900

Call 778-220-6840

707 Victoria Street

FEBRUARY 2012 Over 200 Rentals Avail.

RENTALS

5327530 TALASA OWNERS

KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

NAVARRO - ALAMAR - PALOMA

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE

ASK US What To Include In Your Tenancy Agreement

Suite

Moving In & Out Fees Parking Regulations Building Association Rules

202 203 203C 203D 211 212 213 E6

Sq ft 416 155.68 148.5 157 1136 866 1280 1978

Rate/month $346.30 $129.73 $123.75 $131.03 $946.59 $721.88 $1066.88 $1648.33*

250-374-5363 HOMEFINDERS 3bdrm home in Whitecroft $1200 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 Home on 10 acres. Louis Creek/Barriere. 1bdrm. Good for single or a couple. R.R. $850/mth water included. 250690-7244. N. Shore 3bdrm main fl w/garage, sh/wd n/s, n/p $1250 + util (250) 572-2419 VALLEYVIEW 4bdrm 2 bath 2 level home. Fully renovated. Separated entrances, wellsuited to home business. 6 appls. Bright, spacious, deck off kitch, big yard, very nice home. $1950. 250-572-0718. acosco@shaw.ca

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

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

Call for details

250-573-2278

Heavy Duty Machinery

Mortgages

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

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Medical Supplies

Other Areas

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank acquired condos only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

Misc. for Sale CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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

COMMERCIAL 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

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

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

New 1/2 duplex 3bdrm, 2bth. N. Shore cls to sch & bus N/S, N/P $1350 (250) 376-8465

The Sands

New. Avail now.N Kam. 3 bdr 1.5 bths,5 appliances, n/s n/p $1200/mt+utils. 250-434-1141

Mortgages

Mortgages

Brock 2/3bdrm f/p, fenced yard patio, near Parkcrest Elem $900 (604) 820-7832

Lenders/Investors Always Welcome

(250)828-1711

Misc Services

Misc Services

Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

J J J J

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

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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

Misc. Wanted

CULINARY ARTS Learn to process rail hung beef, pork, lamb, and wildTRU game

Great Career opportunities Great Career Opportunities available upon Graduation available upon Graduation For complete program information, contact:

Misc. Wanted

Education/Tutoring

Retail Meat Processing Program

Startyour yourtraining training in Start inAugust August2008! 2012!

Rooms for Rent

Brock 3bdrm 2bth, n/s, n/p, laminate flr g/fp, garage, $1150 +util (250) 320-5457

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

Education/Tutoring

New home senior oriented $1750 incl many extras outings etc. call for info 376-2730

Apt/Condo for Rent

Lower Sahali

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10/ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive

Room & Board

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

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

Rentals

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT 4 SALE

> Ken Jakes Office Instructors Program Coordinator 250.828.5351 250.828.5351 kjakes@tru.ca cdavison@tru.ca

250-374-5363

1056 sqft home

250-573-2278

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

Education/Tutoring 533705

Duplex / 4 Plex Sahali 4Bdrm 2bth, lrg rec rm, lndry, D/W, N/P, N/S $1400 +util 1-403-719-5715

BC Best Buy Classified’s

Brand New Home & Land Packages

Rentals

Commercial/ Industrial

for only $46.78/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949

250-376-5865 / 250-320-5865 ~Honest ~ Reliable~ ~Affordable~ Curbside Pick Up and Full Service Junk Removal call Patrick for quote (250) 299-1169

Bed & Breakfast

MEAT

ONE CALL RENO’S

Lots

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

call 250-374-0462

Home Improvements

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

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

Only 2 issues a week!

250-377-3457

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

LEATHER SECTIONAL

Deliver Kamloops This Week

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

Rentals

Furniture

WE will pay you to exercise!

Handypersons

Real Estate

250-434-0286

Fitness/Exercise

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Merchandise for Sale

HOME DELIVERY MIXED CORDS

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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Merchandise for Sale

PETE’S FIREWOOD

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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

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> Kim Johnstone Program Chairperson 250.828.5356 kjohnstone@tru.ca

Applyonline online www.tru.ca/admissions www.tru.ca/admissions or or callcall 250.828.5036 Apply 250.828.5351

Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0

BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE PULP LOGS Please call

NORM WILCOX

(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-6201 (fax)


TUESDAY, February 7, 2012 ❖ B15

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Transportation

Rentals Rooms for Rent

Transportation

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I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

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

Sport Utility Vehicle Isuzu Trooper 1992 Blue, 4x4, tow pkg, 283km, new alt. plugs and batt. 4 mich as w/85%tr $1100 (250) 573-2560

Auto Loans Approved!! Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

Trucks & Vans

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402

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Cars - Domestic 02 Dodge Chrysler Seabring 4dr V6, 190,000km new tires gd cond $4400obo 319-1394

08Ford F150 8’ box 2 wd drive 5 speed manual 48,000 kms 8 tires $11,500 (250)800-0498 2007 Chev 1500 reg cab lb, 2wd. 4.3ltr auto, ac, cd, canopy, bed mat exc cond 10,500obo (250) 320-8676 2010 Mazda V6 Delux 4dr, auto, hitch, r.brds, dry box, wntr tires, 8556 kms, 1 owner, asking $22,500obo. 778-470-8353

Boats

(250)371-4949

1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $14,000obo 376-4447 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $3900obo 319-1394

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $34.95(plus Tax)

3BDRM Westsyde, all amen 5 appl ns/np ref’s req’d $1050 /mo, 250-319-0961 avail now

*some restrictions apply call for details

Adult

Commercial Vehicles

Escorts

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

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

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 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

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#1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com

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

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The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing:

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TIME: PLACE:

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.

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

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1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $7900. obo 250-577-3222 2000 Frontier Plainsman 5th wheel W247, sleeps 6 lge fridge a/c, ducted heat n/s, n/p $10,000. 250-376-7803 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $12,000 (250) 851-0209

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Riverfront 1bdrm NP internet New appl level entry ample prking util incl $550 579-9609

WESTSYDE 1BD + Den Newly reno, all appl, n/s pets neg. $800 for 1 per/$900 for 2. (250) 819 -1161.

Suites, Upper 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

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.

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

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

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.

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Suites, Lower

1 furnished bdrm suite for 1 quiet mat. working person cls to RIH n/s, n/p, no drugs $750 (250) 374-9281

CITY OF KAMLOOPS OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

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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

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Recreational/Sale 2002 Chev Dutchman 22’ Class C MH, Sl 6, awning, rbth, gen, ac, 54,000km exc cond $28,500obo 320-8676

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

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Contact Sales The North Shore Business Improvement Association Is an organization responsible to the Commercial Property and business Owners on The North shore of Kamloops. We are seeking an individual or a company to secure sponsorship as part of our overall “I Love North Shore” campaign. The Project We are currently heading into the 2nd phase of a two year strategic marketing campaign. “Carry the Love” a reusable shopping tote, is one of the mechanisms in advancing this campaign. The reusable shopping tote will feature up to 55 Sponsor Spots, a visual opportunity for our business to show case the participating Businesses. Please Contact Ula Chauvet at the NSBIA Office for the further information and the Complete Request for Proposal application. Office # (250) 376-2411 or ula@nsbia.com. Deadline for Application is February 10th, 2012 5pm

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

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