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TUDENTS AT A NORTH SHORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REAPED the benefits this week of a different kind of project undertaken by a group of NorKam secondary 10th graders. “We tried to do storybooks for K-3 kids,” said Wai Ma, a social-studies teacher at NorKam. “We worked on these for about two weeks.” On Wednesday, Jan. 18, students in Ma’s Grade 10 honours social studies class took their creations to Arthur Hatton elementary and entertained two classes of youngsters for about 40 minutes. “The stories are basically on the settlement in the Northwest — settlers moving into Manitoba and Saskatchewan and their relationships with the Metis,” Ma said. He encouraged his students to get creative with the books — right down to handdrawn illustrations. “They first said, ‘We can’t draw. We can’t do this,’” Ma said. “But, I said, ‘Look, we’re going to have some fun with this.’” There are 25 students in Ma’s Grade 10 honours class, including two international students from China. XSee FUELLED A21

NorKam students Sean Guy (left) and Daniel Zhang (right) listen as kindergartener Jada MacPhail reads from their Canada history book.

Despite an hour-long meeting between Kamloops city council and the company behind the proposed Ajax mine, both city officials and opponents said there was very little new information shared during the Tuesday, Jan. 17, exchange. Jen Fretz, the city’s sustainability and environmental-services manager, said the delegation from Abacus Mining Corp. offered no surprises, adding information revealed has already been made known through the project’s environmental-assessment process. She said the city is still waiting for answers to questions laid out in an 11-page letter to the proponent of the copper and gold mine. Fretz said the idea now is to ensure all questions in the letter are answered through the various studies the mining company is currently undertaking. A delegation led by KGHM Ajax project manager Jim Whittaker, was at city hall to provide an update of the project and answer questions from city councillors. Opponents of the mine were also on hand for the presentation — and they weren’t impressed. Ruth Madsen, a member of the Kamloops and Area Preservation Association, a group opposed to the mine, said the presentation didn’t offer anything she hadn’t already heard. She argued the company was evasive in answering council’s questions. “I could have answered the facts better than Mr. Whittaker could on some of the issues,” Madsen said. The exchange that seemed to get the most attention was between Whittaker and Coun. Donovan Cavers. The rookie councillor asked the project manager if the company would still carry on if the community was opposed to the mine. Whittaker responded if the community united against the project, the company would need to step back and consider a redesign. XSee AJAX A22


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TRU: Student not eligible for elected positions By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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A Thompson Rivers University student who is suing the university for mistreatment and who earlier this month was elected to the school’s senate and board of governors is not legally entitled to hold those positions and might be kicked out of school, according to court documents. Adrian Miller was in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on Tuesday, Jan. 17, filing an application asking a judge to stop TRU from “disenrolling” him from the one class he is taking — and, in the process, removing him from the university’s senate and board. The 26-year-old — who made headlines last fall when he spent a night in jail

while running for a school-board seat in the municipal election — filed an eight-page document with the court this week. In it, he asks for three things: An order preventing TRU from disenrolling him as a student; an order stopping TRU from removing him from his seats on the senate and board of governors; and the right to take classes “on consignment, without having to pay first.” Miller received an email from TRU last week, stating he owed the school $539.71. The email gave Miller until Jan. 20 to cover the outstanding debts or face being “disenrolled.” The document filed in court contains additional email conversations between various TRU executives dating back to 2009, in which

ADRIAN MILLER: Wins TRU election; has warrant issued for arrest.

Miller is described as a thorn in the side of administrators prior to previous board and senate elections. “Unfortunately, we have nothing that states students must have a clear judicial record to be eligible to run,” reads one undated email, apparently from Nancy Twynam, TRU’s chief student affairs officer. “This student [Adrian Miller] has created several threatening disturbances at TRU, including in the

President’s Office. “I also doubt he has paid his tuition yet. In fact, he has never had a successful semester at TRU and faces criminal charges from — I think — from UNBC.” Another email included in the document outlines TRU’s rules regarding student representation on the board and senate, saying a student “must be in good standing” with the university to be eligible for nomination. Students with outstanding debts to TRU are not considered by the school to be in good standing. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Powers told Miller there was not enough court time to hear the application on Tuesday. The hearing has been re-scheduled

for Friday, Jan. 20, at which time TRU officials are expected to be present.

MILLER AGAIN A WANTED MAN Miller is a wanted man — again.

The 26-year-old was arrested on a similar warrant last fall, just as his campaign for a spot on the Kamloops-Thompson school district board of education kicked off.

An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Kamloops provincial court. The warrant alleges Miller breached his probation twice, both times on Sept. 1, 2011.

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The deep freeze is expected to end by the weekend, which will surely be welcomed by those who spend their time on Kamloops streets. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

Finding warmth with a furry friend By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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The donated coat and clothing area at the New Life Mission is a busy hangout. It’s 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and the organization is closing its doors for 30 minutes to clean up after the lunch rush. It will reopen at noon. It’s a last opportunity for about two-dozen Kamloops residents to grab some extra layers before they head out into the cold for another day. Lorne Adams is quietly rifling through the donations. He’s been living in Kamloops for 15 years and it’s the coldest he’s ever seen it here. “It’s inhumane that kind of cold,” he said. Adams would know that better than most. He has been living this winter with his dog Bobo, in a broken-down van in a parking lot near the downtown mission. And, when winter finally hit the Tournament

Capital this week, the cold weather also caught up to Adams. He was planning on fixing the propane heater in his van, but time ran out. For the past few two nights, Adams and Bobo have resorted to sleeping under donated blankets in his van. Body heat provides some warmth, but it’s so cold that drinking water for Bobo freezes. Adams said he would have spent nights at the Out of the Cold shelter at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Nicola Street, but the program does not accept pets — and he is not about to leave his best friend behind. Adams said he understands why the Out of the Cold program has a no-pet policy. Despite living in potentially deadly conditions, the 64-year-old is grateful for what he has, especially his two pairs of jogging pants — even if the outer layer has a couple of holes. But, without the help of organizations like the New Life Mission, Adams believes there would be

much more suffering in the streets. Gordon Camille has also stopped by the mission before embarking on another day of trying to escape the cold. He’s been living on and off the streets of Kamloops for more than two decades. Camille does have a place to stay, but doesn’t like his roommate, so he’s been spending his nights at city shelters. During the day, he shuffles around, from the mission to the Kamloops Library — any place he can stay warm. It’s about all he can do. Camille isn’t worried so much about himself, but shares his concern for others living on the streets, especially the ones battling the bottle. At -30 C, a night on the streets of Kamloops can quickly turn deadly. For this very reason, Camille doesn’t drink when it gets this cold. “I don’t know how you can stay out in the cold,” he said.

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He might have been the border collie’s “daddy,” but a Kamloops man won’t get custody of the pooch he and his girlfriend used to share. The dog fight ended up before Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame last month. Her decision was released this week. Richard Cole Kitchen and Deanna MacDonald used to date. While they were together, MacDonald’s father gave her a border collie puppy named Laddie. At some point, Kitchen ended up in the doghouse and received a break-up letter — signed not by MacDonald, but by Laddie. The letter suggested ways Kitchen could continue to see the dog after the two humans broke up. “I know there is no way mommy would ever keep you from seeing me — that’s just not the kind of mommy she is,” it reads. “She wants us both to be happy.” Frame said the letter amounted to nothing more than a nice gesture on MacDonald’s part. The “anthropomorphizing” of Laddie made Kitchen think the dog was his “child,” Frame said. “Mr. Kitchen’s interest is merely a sentimental one,” Frame said. “That does not bestow any right of possession on him.”

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Introducing the Tournament Capital Ambassadors The City of Kamloops is getting set to launch its brand new Tournament Capital Ambassador Program. The program, which is the first of its kind in BC, uses Ambassadors to promote health and wellness in our city. From February through until April, volunteers throughout our community will be wearing City of Kamloops apparel that has the word “Ambassador� written across their back. These volunteers are "active agers", acting as the City’s advocates for healthy living in Kamloops. The idea is to encourage others to find balance with physical activity, healthy nutrition, cultural activities, and engaging mind and soul. Watch for these volunteers in the following capacity: t'BDJMJUZUPVSTBUUIF5PVSOBNFOU$BQJUBM$FOUSF t5SBDLIPTUJOHBUUIF5PVSOBNFOU$BQJUBM$FOUSF t.VTFVNIPTUJOH t)PTUBUUIF)FBMUI#FBU$JSDVJUBU.BD"SUIVS*TMBOE1BSL t)PTUJOHCPPUITBUFWFOUTTVDIBTUIF)FBMUIZ-JWJOH&YQP 4FOJPST-JHIU Tour etc.; and t7PMVOUFFSJOHBUTQPSUJOHFWFOUT All of the volunteers have received training through The City of Kamloops including such topics as: t'JSTU"JEBOE"&% t&NFSHFODZSFTQPOTFQSPUPDPMT t)PTUJOHBOEDVTUPNFSTFSWJDFTLJMMTBOE t#BTJDUSBJOJOHBSPVOEFRVJQNFOU Come February be sure to take advantage of these wonderful volunteers as you enjoy City facilities.

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Regular Council Meeting Jan 24 – 1:30 pm

Sport Program Instructors - Early Years Closing: 2012 Feb 22

Sister City Committee Jan 26 - 3:30 pm Corporate Boardroom, City Hall

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dwellings are required to remove snow, ice or rubbish on the sidewalk adjacent to any property owned/ occupied by the person.

City/School District 73 Joint Use Committee Jan 30 – 12 pm Henry Grube Education Ctr, 245 Kitchener Cres, Rm 9 Regular Council Meeting Jan 31 – 1:30 pm Public Hearing Jan 31 – 7 pm Official Community Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to be considered: tModification of policies regarding second-hand retail trade and pawnshops in the Central Business District; t992 Columbia Street – to permit a carriage suite; and t6231 Barnhartvale Road – to permit a cafÊ accessory to a garden and nursery store. Regular Council Meeting Feb 7 – 1:30 pm

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Career Opportunities Applications are being accepted for the following union positions: Museum Archivist Competition No: 04-01/12 Closing: 2012 Jan 26 Instrumentation Mechanic Competition No: 03-04/12 Closing: 2012 Jan 26 Applications are being accepted for the following management positions:

Raising Today's Children Wed, Jan 25 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Henry Grube Educational Centre Free admission - everyone welcome

Every occupier of real property other than single family dwellings is required to remove snow, ice or rubbish on any sidewalk adjoining the premises no later than 10 am each day (except Sunday).

Balancing Screen Time and Green Time Workshop Thurs, Jan 26 - 9 am - 12 noon Henry Grube Educational Centre Workshop Fee: $10 Program #188984 To register call 250- 828-3500

Freezing Water Lines The recent cold weather has lowered the frost level causing potential freezing of water service lines.

Bottle Drive Permits Residents are reminded that when planning a bottle drive for fundraising purposes, they are required to first obtain a permit from City Hall. For more information call 250-828-3311. Parks Master Plan Open House The City of Kamloops invites residents to attend an Open House for the Parks Master Plan. Feb 2, 5 - 7:30 pm Interior Savings Centre Parkside Lounge

Meetings air on Shaw Cable 10, Wed and Sat at 11 am, and Sun at 7 pm.

Utility Services Manager Competition No: 03-01/12 Closing: 2012 Jan 26

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Office Services Assistant Competition No: 07-01/12 Closing: 2012 Feb 2

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Snow Removal Reminder The City would like to remind residents and businesses to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks that border your property.

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Residents who have experienced freeze-up problems in the past or suspect that water lines might be subject to freezing are advised to take whatever precautions necessary to ensure freezing does not occur. Such precautions could include: insulating pipe and crawl spaces, closing basement windows, sealing drafts, and opening closed areas to heat. For more information contact Public Works at 250-828-3461 between 8 am 4 pm - Mon to Fri, or 250-372-1710 after hours.

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BCTF demands still ‘absurd,’ minister says Teachers union says it’s making concessions in asking for 16 per cent wage increase By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

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The B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s latest wage demand amounts to a 16 per cent increase over three years — and it won’t happen, Education Minister George Abbott said. The BCTF tabled its proposal to the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, seeking a three-year cost-ofliving increase in the first year of a new contract and six per cent in each of the two

SUSAN LAMBERT: Union just wants “modest improvements.”

GEORGE ABBOTT: Net zero means net zero in contract talks.

years after that. It’s the first specific wage demand to be released by the union after nearly a year of talks and nearly five months of work-torule action by teachers. Abbott told CKNW radio Tuesday he is skeptical of the BCTF’s estimate its latest proposal will increase costs by $300 million more than current conditions. But, even if it does, that’s still $300 million too much. “I have said, the minister of finance has said, government has

said probably 1,000 times over the almost a year now that we’ve been negotiating that we have a net-zero mandate for all public servants, including teachers,” Abbott said. “It’s nice perhaps when you take an absurd figure and make it a bit less absurd, but it is still above net zero by a huge margin.” BCTF president Susan Lambert said the new proposal also includes “modest improvements” to benefits and classroom preparation time. “Yes, $300 million is a lot of money, but look at the scale of the

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Heap-The-Honda-Drop-off at Tumbleweed | Jan 7th to 28th

You’ll find a drop-off box at Tumbleweed Toys for new and gently used books to go to the Literacy Project, Heap-The-Honda. Let’s make sure that every child in the city grows up with books and learns the pleasure of reading. Only books in excellent shape can be used.

Family Fun with Games | Thursday Jan 26th - 5pm to 7pm

Another delightful, free, evening of family fun. As part of LinK’s Unplug and Play Week, a variety of games will be provided for preschoolers and their families to explore the world of games. Bring the family for an evening of unplugged play. See The Cat in The Hat. Pick up a free book to take home from the Heap-The-Honda Project. Options & Opportunities Hand-made Cards | Thursday 10am to 2pm

The creativity and craftsmanship in these hand-crafted cards make them a treasure to give and to receive. Support the work of Options & Opportunities and their team of artisans who are learning a skill and earning a bit of money. They are in the mall from 10:30 AM to 2 PM on Thursdays.

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endeavour,” Lambert said. “It’s certainly a lot less than the cost of the [BC Place] stadium roof I see every day from my office window. “And, it’s less than

the amount the B.C. Liberals have been able to take away from public education every year since 2002, when they illegally stripped our collective agreement of class-size and composition

guarantees.” Abbott said the BCTF contract that expired last spring contained about 16 per cent in wage increases over five years, and that was in prosperous times.

The province has a $3.1-billion operating deficit and has signed agreements with several other public service unions with no total increase in compensation for the past two years.

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Cats almost ready for adoption By Erin Hitchcock WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE editor@wltribune.com

Twenty-one of the 52 cats rescued from an abandoned house near Ashcroft are expected to be adoptable in a couple of weeks from the Williams Lake SPCA shelter. Liz Dighton, manger of the BCSPCA’s Williams Lake branch, said most of the cats are in good health, though one 13-year-old cat had to be put down due to medical issues. “Overall, they’re actually not that bad,� Dighton said. “They are typical strays, so there are some that are a bit thin. They all have ear mites.� The Kamloops SPCA finished its investigation into the alleged cat-hoarding situation last week and recommended charges against two people are

Liz Dighton, manager of the BCSPCA’s Williams Lake branch, holds one of the cats rescued from an abandoned house near Ashcroft earlier this month. The Williams Lake shelter is looking after 21 of the 52 cats that were seized. The felines in Williams Lake are expected to be ready for adoption in about two weeks. Erin Hitchcock/WLT

being forwarded to Crown counsel. The cats were found earlier this month in what is being described as an abandoned ranch house. The property owner had spotted a large number of cats in and around the structure and called the Ashcroft RCMP, who then contacted the BCSPCA. Many of the cats were found suffering from eye infections,

ear mites and worms, and there was a layer of pack-rat feces in the attic. Before the cats in Williams Lake will be ready for adoption, the shelter has to hold them for four days, not including Sunday and Monday, when the shelter is closed. Then will then be booked for spay-andneuter appointments and, at that time, will receive a full health

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ET’S GET SOMETHING straight here. I was born into a staunch labour family. My dad worked for years for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. I’ve been a shop steward for two unions for most of the past two decades. I’ve bargained pension plans, payequity agreements and contracts, filed grievances, gone to arbitrations and, yes, been on strike. None of that matters right now because it’s the mom side of me that’s taking over. That side is hopping mad at the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Federation for the way it is treating students who want to study in the baccalaureate program scheduled to be introduced at NorKam secondary this year. There is no way the decision to not allow teachers to register for the training necessary for the program is going to make life difficult for administrators. More than even those blank report cards, this hard-nosed attitude puts into jeopardy the very educational opportunities teachers have professed throughout this protracted labour action to be protecting. After all, blank report cards can be supplemented by a simple phone call or email to your child’s teacher to find out how the term is going. I’ve been doing that since school began and have had no difficulty staying abreast of my kids’ progress in their classes. But, to deliberately scuttle intro-

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LEVEL duction of classes that would generate those marks is simply wrong, especially when the Labour Relations Board ruling gives the union to right to allow it. It’s not a mandatory thing: The essential services order says BCTF members “need not” perform the various activities listed in the order, but doesn’t compel it. To deny children the right to the education of their choice is to bring those same students into this dispute. Yes, it may cost the school district more to introduce the program in the 2013-2014 school year — an estimated $11,000 with no guarantee the program will be approved again — but that doesn’t help those students expecting to start taking those courses in September. But, consider this: A dozen teachers have already taken training for the baccalaureate program. More than two-dozen students have committed to enrolling; another several dozen are in honours courses and on track to enrol. Meetings during the lead-up to creating the baccalaureate saw 150

parents attend, most of whom were keenly interested. Several students have left their schools — and lifelong friends — and transferred to NorKam to be ready when the first classes start in September. Every single one of them will be hurt by this decision by the local teachers’ union. On top of it is one simple fact: A teacher in the Courtenay-Comox school district’s baccalaureate program at Highland secondary has already set a precedent. That teacher took training for her course on October 12. Her union local hasn’t announced any sanctions against her. It didn’t stop her from taking the program she needs to have to teach theatre-arts. She’ll be prepared to teach that course. Her students will benefit from the education she can provide them. The teacher’s union in Kamloops has criticized the school district for not ensuring the training happened earlier, but that’s just nonsense. The school district is providing the training, so it can’t schedule it. All it can do is conform to the existing, international schedule. In the end, arguments like that and others, such as calling the program elitist, are simply an attempt to justify a decision that is ridiculous. There is no way any member of the teachers’ union in Kamloops can honestly say this decision won’t impact students. It will — and it’s wrong. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

There are two subjects that inevitable come up during a discussion between Canadians — and both concern ice as this edition of KTW hits doorsteps across Kamloops. The weather and hockey are almost always leading the conversation and this past week has not been the exception from coast to coast to coast. Kamloopsians are shivering their way toward the end (hopefully) this weekend of a brief but intense cold spell that saw wind-chill numbers that resembled B.C. Liberal Party polling numbers. When the wind-chill factor is -35 C and Environment Canada warns of the dangers of frostbite, you know you have a weather story heating up the water coolers. And, when Ontario is recording record highs for mid-January, you just know Mother Nature is in a rather frisky mood. As we bundle up out West and strip down back East, the bleak and dark winter days following Christmas can only be made tolerable by our national winter sport. And, if you are a fan of the Kamloops Blazers, the team’s performance this year could very well melt the most frozen of pipes brought on by this Arctic chill. The Blue and Orange are having the best season in recent memory and, entering last night’s home game against Lethbridge, were ranked seventh in all of Canada. Now, that’s enough to get Tournament Capital tongues wagging through the coming playoff run — as soon as they thaw out, of course.

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Editor: Re: Pat Leibel’s letter of Dec. 20 regarding the letter writer’s mom’s involvement in the battle to remove flouride from the Kamloops water system (‘The woman behind fluoride’s flight’): I did not live in Kamloops during the 2001 referendum on removing the fluoride poison from our drinking water, but I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Marcelle Leibel for the work she did to battle the erroneous belief that fluoride should be used to force-medicate. Now, with continuing evidence of its harmful effects, we can see why she and others fought so hard for freedom. May the powers-that-be have similar vision to do something about the smart meters and the Ajax mining project, both of which, like fluoride, have potential to be lethal in the future. How reassuring to hear the Ajax project is considered economically viable. Well, duh! There are epithets for those of us who would withhold “progress” — and neither do I consider myself anti-profit. Still, I have to believe it is possible for our flourishing city to continue to bloom — without opening the doors to profit at the expense of peace, health and safety. Let the New Year bring joy and hope for all. Colleen Carbol Kamloops

Re: Risky Dix campaign attacked, defended: “I was at the mall and heard a, “Hi Leslie” from another board member from a board I sit on. “He went on about how offended he was by this campaign and the B.C. Liberals in general. “Other people in the line were agreeing, as was the cashier. “The Liberals have nothing good that is truthful to report, so this is all they can resort to. “It only helps show how ignorant and arrogant they are!” — posted by Leslie Thomas

Re: Victoria lawyer’s words speak to his firm’s generosity: “Amen! By asking for more money, many are only encouraging others to go further into debt. “Where’s the sense in that? “When my brother and me were little, my mom vocalized she didn’t have the money to buy something we wanted. “My brother replied, ‘Just write a cheque and the bank will give you money.’ “I agree there could be wiser spending but, in the end, we are to make the most with what we receive.” — posted by Lori Hanson Quinton

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War is hell, but which act is worse? Editor: Taliban fighters wear hoods and run the videocamera as they decapitate U.S. civilians. Taliban suicide bombers blow up their own people as well as U.S. civilian aid workers and soldiers. But, the biggest outcry from the bleeding-hearts club is to arrest and

prosecute U.S. soldiers for urinating on dead Taliban soldiers. War is hell, people, The worst punishment the soldiers should get is to have their beer privileges taken away so they can’t do it again. Jay Barlow Kamloops

Editor: When it comes to drugs, mandatory minimum prison sentences are proven failures. If harsh sentences deterred illicit drug use, Canada’s southern neighbour would be a drug-free America. That’s not the case. The U.S. drug war has done little other give the land of the free the highest incarceration rate in the world. The drug war is a cure worse than the disease. Drug prohibition finances organized crime at home and terrorism

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LOCAL NEWS Registered therapists Matthew Stubbings (left) and Kelvin Purpur learn to monitor blood pressure of both the left and right sides of the heart from Interior Health Authority high-acuity response team (HART) regional educator Colleen Brayman at Royal Inland Hospital. The Kamloops team consists of six highly trained critical-care nurses responding with a BC Ambulance Service basic life-support ambulance team to provide ground transport for acutely ill patients from outlying rural and remote health sites to higher levels of care. In more complex cases, a respiratory therapist will be called in to assist. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Call them the SWAT team of clinicians at RIH. A group of highly trained nurses, they are responsible for taking calls of urgent importance — transporting critically ill patients between Interior Health Authority facilities. And, like a SWAT team, they’re also known by a four-letter acronym. Kamloops-based members of HART — high-acuity response team — were undergoing training at Royal Inland Hospital this week. “Our team is doing competency validation renewals,” said DebraLyn Watson, regional team leader for HART. In operation for just over a year, Watson said HART has proven to be a big success. There are three HART bases within the IHA — in Kamloops, Cranbrook and Trail. Each base is staffed by a six-member team of full-time clinicians who are specially trained in critical care. “They’re Interior Health-based interfacility transport teams,” Watson said. “So, if a patient needs

transport from one of our rural sites to a higher level of care, we have clinicians. “Most of the patients are trauma patients, patients who are septic or cardiac patients.” The Kamloops-based HART members serve the RIH catchment area — stretching from Merritt to Clearwater and Lillooet to Salmon Arm. HART began in late 2010. Since then, Watson said, team members have been kept busy. “The first year was great,” she said. “We’ve actually done more than 211 transports to date.”

Dr. Lawrence Takeuchi, the IHA’s regional medical director for patient-transport services, said HART has been well-received within the medical community. “There’s been exceptional response from the community in terms of the support the HART teams have provided for critically ill patients,” he said. “In addition to the enhanced patient care, the HART staff have upgraded their skills and education and are in leadership positions for helping serve the community.” When HART clini-

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The city is spending a pretty good chunk of coin to find out how you want it to spend your chunks of coin. Council has approved spending $12,600 for public budget-consultation meetings, including an extra $8,000 on an advertising campaign in an effort to get more residents to attend. The city will hold three evening public meetings at Interior Savings Centre — on Feb. 28, March 6 and March 13. The extra cash will go toward radio and print ads, email invitations distributed through the city’s contact lists, daily posts and reminders about the meetings using social media and a mayor’s video invitation on YouTube. The plan is to also record and upload video of each meeting to the city’s website, adding another $3,600 to the cost. The city had already budgeted about $5,000 for the meetings. Coun. Donovan Cavers called the

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Assessments spark plenty of calls from homeowners But, there have been fewer appeals so far this month than in previous years By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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It’s been a busy new year for the local property-assessment office. The BC Assessment staff in Kamloops are fielding nearly double the number of calls from homeowners compared to 2011 — but it is not translating into more appeals. Graham Held, a

deputy assessor with the agency, said his office has received 103 appeal letters from homeowners as of Jan. 13, down from 122 at the same time last year and 152 in 2010. He pointed out it is still early in the month and the numbers will change — property assessments were only delivered at the beginning of January.

Mortgage rates lower than ever before Homeowners seeking a mortgage this month will come face-to-face with the lowest fixed-rate offer in Canadian history. The Bank of Montreal set things in motion last week by dropping the rate on a five-year fixed-rate mortgage to a historic low of 2.99 per cent as part of a two-week promotion. BMO’s move spurred the Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada to follow with their own limited-time offers for the 2.99 per cent rate. BMO’s offer is good until Jan. 25, while TD and Royal’s offer can be had until Feb. 29. While BMO’s rate applies to a five-year, fixedrate mortgage, the rates at TD and Royal apply to four-year, fixed-rate mortgages. Royal also slashed its seven-year, fixed-rate mortgage to 3.99 per cent.

Ottawa revives energy program The federal government has resurrected the ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes program, an initiative helping Canadians save on home improvements and energy costs while improving the environment. Until March 31, homeowners may be eligible to receive reimbursements of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energyefficient. Homeowners who participated in the program saved an average

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Held suggested when there is stability in the market — and in assessments — there are fewer appeals. “When the market is going up dramatically or going down dramatically, we’re going to take more calls,” he said. “People get interested and concerned

when the numbers are moving.” The majority of Kamloops homeowners saw a modest increase or decrease in their property assessments for 2012. However, the assessment office has fielded 1,100 calls so far, compared to 585 in 2011. Held has no explana-

tion for the increase in calls, but noted 1,100 is on par with 2010. Last year, BC Assessment dealt with 667 appeals in Kamloops. Homeowners have until the end of the month to appeal. 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. The overall assessment roll for the city increased to $13.68 billion from $13.66 billion the previous year.


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Accused killer released on $100,000 bail By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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The man facing murder charges in connection with the 2009 slayings of two Kamloops men has been released on $100,000 bail. Roy Frederick Fraser was granted his release in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on Wednesday, Jan. 18, following a two-day bail hearing before Justice Robert Powers. Of the $100,000, half will be paid as a cash deposit, while the other half will be in the form of a surety. Fraser, 54, stands accused of killing Kenneth Yaretz and Damien Marks in the spring of 2009. Yaretz, 24, and Marks, 31, went missing in mid-April of that year. Their bodies were discovered in a shallow grave on Fraser’s

DAMIEN MARKS: One of two victims found at Knouff Lake property.

ROY FRASER: Accused in 2009 slayings of Marks and Yaretz.

KENNETH YARETZ: Was found murdered in spring of 2009.

Knouff Lake property a month later. Fraser was initially arrested in May 2009 on suspicion of possession of stolen property, while Kamloops RCMP executed the search warrant at his property, which eventually led to the discovery of the bodies. He was released without charges five days later, promptly re-arrested and released again. It wasn’t until October 2010 — 17

months after the bodies were discovered — that Kamloops Mounties held a press conference to announce two murder charges against Fraser. He turned himself in to police in Burnaby 12 hours later and has been in custody since. Last week, Fraser’s preliminary inquiry was held in Kamloops provincial court. It was originally slated to last two weeks, but wrapped up after just one week.

He was committed for trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Evidence heard at the preliminary inquiry and the bail hearing is shielded by a courtordered publication ban. Not much can be reported about the case, other than what police revealed at the press conference announcing charges against Fraser, in addition to background KTW reported in the weeks following the discoveries of the

bodies in Knouff Lake. When Mounties revealed they had laid charges against Fraser, they described their investigation as “painstaking” and said DNA played a large part in securing charges. Yaretz and Marks were believed to have been close friends and roommates. While Marks had no criminal history, Yaretz was a convicted drug dealer with ties to the Independent Soldiers street gang and its onetime Kamloops leader Jayme Russell. Documents filed at the Kamloops Law Courts in 2008 said Yaretz was in a vehicle with Russell that summer when it was pulled over by police. Fraser also has a criminal record, having received a two-year federal prison sentence after being convicted

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Its great to deal with folks who are so open and transparent as was the staff from the Canadian Treasures Road Show. Nancy, Kamloops

When I heard the Road Show was in Kamloops my husband and I took in our silver coins and the Road show staff members Amy and Kelly where very pleasant and spent a great deal of time going over each coin and explaining their value. One coin was a rare silver dollar from the Denver Mint and they paid us $2,000.00. We could not believe our good fortune. Thanks a million Barb and Aaron, Williams Lake.

My dad left me his gold watch and in desperate need of money to pay bills I took in the watch to have it appraised and the Road Show manager Crystal informed me the watch was 18 carat solid gold and worth $4,500.00 cash money. I was shocked as a local pawn shop in Vernon had just recently offered me $300.00. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Bev Williams, Vernon BC.

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I had been collecting silver coins since I was a child and last week the Road Show paid me $2039.00 W. G. Marks, Kamloops When your event the Road Show was in Prince George at the Civic Centre we brought in three gold coins and a shoe box full of old silver coins and you paid us $6,780.00. We are heading to Mexico for a trip of a life time Thank You Sooooo much. Donna & Mike Woodhouse, PG. I wish to thank the great people from the Canadian Treasures Road Show. When I heard you where coming to Kamloops I cleaned out my jewelry box of old and

PAYING $22.00 unused jewelry and took it to your event. Amy was so lovely to work with as she took her time and examined every item, weighed them in front of me and offered me $390.00 for my jewelry and $200.00 for my silver coins, I said sold and took the cash. Thank You Amy!!!!

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Shopping for second-hand items is always a great way to save a buck in tough financial times. Now, the city is considering making it easier for stores to sell used goods downtown. Council has approved a public hearing to discuss a change to the retail-trade bylaw that would allow sale of second-and goods in the central business district — or downtown. The city has historically not permitted the sale of used items in order to maintain the downtown as a higher-end specialty shopping area. The rules forced retailers to go through a rezoning process in order to sell second-hand items. After consulting with various business-improvement associations, which are in favour of the new rules, the city decided to change the bylaw. The city also said the bylaw would promote the goals of sus-

for second-hand stores to open downtown, but ultimately harder to open a pawn shop in certain commercial zones downtown and in North Kamloops. “At the end of the day, yes, it’s going to be easier to open up a second-hand shop downtown . . . they will also have to go through a process to open up a pawn shop in the North Shore shopping-centre areas,” he said. Trawin noted the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan does not want the proliferation of pawn shops in one area.

tainability and affordability. However, the new rules, if approved, will exclude pawn shops. They are also governed under the bylaw as second-hand stores, but a staff report recognized such shops may have negative impacts on nearby businesses due to a perceived or real association with criminal behaviour. The bylaw would separate the two. David Trawin, director of development and engineering services, said the intent of the bylaw is to make it easier

that will go to council. The consultant working on the plan, along with city staff, will be at the open house at Interior Savings Centre in the Parkside Lounge from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A copy of the draft plan and a comment form will be available on the City of Kamloops website on Jan. 24.

The city will hold an open house on Thursday, Feb. 2 to discuss the parks master plan. The plan provides a framework for decisions about parkland, park development, outdoor recreation and park management for the next decade. Public input is required to assist in preparing the final draft

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Mission dentist has carved out much respect By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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R. HOLLY SCHWEIGER has seen a lot of mouths in his time as a dentist, but probably not like the one soon to be hanging from the wall of his office. It’s a piece of driftwood transformed to depict a large molar tooth on one side, leading to a big mouth filled with pearly whites. It is surely a carving fit for a man who spends most of his time around teeth. It’s from a grateful client who is also pretty good with his hands. Trevor Brough has been carving driftwood for 14 years — and his latest creation is an ode to the dentist who volunteers at the New Life Mission. “I’ve been wanting to do one for Holly Schweiger for all his hard work that he dedicates,” Brough

Trevor Brough (right), a client of the New Life Mission, presents his driftwood sculpture to Dr. Holly Schweiger. Schweiger has been a volunteer dentist at the mission, and Brough wanted to sculpt his own creation as a thank-you gift for Schweiger’s work. Jeremy Deutsch/KTW

told KTW, noting the dentist helped him with his top dentures. “If it wasn’t for him and just doing it for as cheap as he does it, there’s a lot of people in town who wouldn’t be able to have teeth.” So, Brough, who is in the men’s program at the mission and clean and sober for 10 months, set out to show his appreciation the only way he knew how — to carve. There are some added features to the work you won’t find in a regular mouth. Schweiger’s name is inscribed across the teeth, while the back is filled with a collection of signatures from his patients over the years. Brough said he spent about two days on the project. “If I could, I would carve him a whole bunch,” he said. “The guy is just amazing.” Schweiger was more than happy to accept the apt token of toothy appreciation.

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January 16 was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, (MLK) a day to remember and honour a great man and his teachings. How easy it is to forget and even take for granted all that people like MLK, Gandhi, and even Jesus who have brung us to this time in history. It should be mandatory for everyone to take 15 minutes out of their busy lives each day to learn from great people throughout history such as MLK, truly the world would be a better place for it. With all of today’s conveniences of fancy I-phones, it’s no effort or cost to simply google MLK the next time you’re waiting for a bus, having a coffee or just surfing the net on your pc.

Mo honours for Bradley Kamloops’ fishing guru to receive award today Mo Bradley, Kamloops’ legendary fishing guru, will be presented today (Jan. 19) with the 2011 National Recreational Fisheries Award. Bradley will be handed the award by Gail Shea, the Conservative federal minister of national revenue and former federal minister of fisheries and oceans. KamloopsThompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy

McLeod will also be on hand. The honour is being bestowed upon Bradley for his 30-plus years of developing and promoting recreational fishing in the Kamloops/ Shuswap area and for his skill as a master fly-tyer who donates his flies, which are in considerable demand, to various causes. Bradley came to Kamloops in 1965 from Derbyshire, England. During the 1990s,

If you did you would learn Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of substance and truth, challenging arrogant government legislation called laws that were inconsistent with the laws of God, truth, and justice. The epitome of MLK’s actions centered on two words; lawful and legal. Indeed, MLK Jr. knew the subtle difference between legal and lawful; “Never forget, everything Hitler did was legal”. (“Legal” is more appropriate for conformity to positive rules of law; “Lawful” for accord with ethical principle.) Indeed the whole segregation period in the US was legal, though obviously it was not lawful, as it went against the laws of morality as he describes it in his 1954 speech called “Rediscovering Lost Values”. I encourage you to read the entire speech, as it is freaky how apropos it is to today’s world, as if MLK gave it yesterday, hear is an excerpt;

he was on the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund board for four years. Bradley was also on the organizing committee for the 1993 World Fly Fishing championships, which were held in lakes in the Kamloops region. He also took part in the championships with the Scottish national team. Bradley will receive the award at 10:40 a.m. at the Sun Rivers Golf Resort.

MO BRADLEY: Ready to receive National Recreational Fisheries Award.

Blazers, BMO offer shot at Memorial Cup If you are a trivia buff with a desire to attend this year’s Memorial Cup tourney, the Bank of Montreal is the place to be next week. The bank and the Kamloops Blazers are teaming up to host the BMO Ultimate Fan event at the Sahali branch at Columbia Street and Notre Dame Drive. The event on Monday, Jan. 23, will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fans with a knack for trivia will have the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup,

which will be held in May in Shawinigan, Que. Kamloops is one of 41 communities across Canada in which the celebrations will take place. BMO is holding the event to celebrate a four-year partnership with the Canadian Hockey League. Members of the Blazers will be at the BMO branch and the first 100 people to register at the branch will be able to participate in the contest. Three semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges,

including a Blazer, Howie Reimer from Country 103 Radio and the BMO branch manager. Fans are urged to dress in their best Blazers colours, jerseys or costumes. The semi-finalists will be tested with trivia questions provided by the Blazers. The winner will receive a special team jersey and an entry into a draw with other BMO Ultimate Fan contest winners within the Western Hockey League cities to win a trip to the Memorial Cup in Quebec.

Prenatal in a Day for expectant mothers Are you expecting? This is the course for you. Prenatal in a Day is a day of prenatal education being offered by the Interior Health Authority and the City of Kamloops. The full-day session will bring together knowledge from public-health nurses and fitness leaders to help support and guide women in preparation for the best possible pregnancy. Healthy snacks and educational materials will be provided, while discussion, questions and sharing experiences with other moms-tobe is encouraged. The upcoming dates are Jan. 21, March 3 and April 14. Register through

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“All I'm trying to say to you is that our world hinges on moral foundations. God has made it so. God has made the universe to be based on a moral law. So long as man disobeys it he is revolting against God. That's what we need in the world today: people who will stand for right and goodness. It's not enough to know the intricacies of zoology and biology, but we must know the intricacies of law. It is not enough to know that two and two makes four, but we've got to know somehow that it's right to be honest and just with our brothers. It's not enough to know all about our philosophical and mathematical disciplines, but we've got to know the simple disciplines of being honest and loving and just with all humanity. If we don't learn it, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own powers.” Indeed, today we find society and our environment on the verge of destruction because we have yet to learn how to apply moral law. I have learnt many such teachings of truth and righteousness from MLK Jr., (among others), it is he who has inspired me and others in the “movement”, through his education of truth and justice, to stand up to unlawful acts of tyranny and injustice perpetrated by Government legislation purporting to have legal authority. MLK redefined the word civil disobedience, defined in dictionaries as to peacefully resist government acting unjustly. My friends, there is no shortage of government representatives acting unjustly, prima facie evidence are the laws passed by the majority ruled provincial and federal governments that go against the charter, let alone God’s law and the moral compass it invokes us with. My particular circumstances has a greedy ICBC in bed with the provincial government to fleece citizens for as much money as possible in order to make up for their incompetence of bankrupting the province. Creating legislation that are not laws but only have the force of law, called statutes such as over 40km they take your vehicle away and leave you on the side of the highway, or the over .05 law that says even though your not breaking the law, ICBC is going to punish you anyways, ruin your life and family. These actions have forced people to awaken to the nightmare we are living in today. The “movement” has been reverse engineering what our government as been doing for the last several hundred years. In a word; SHOCKING, for those of us who know, and are learning the truth, it is a terrible burden to know the things we know, as for the most part we are powerless as individuals, even vulnerable. The only hope the world has is in awaking the moral compass in each of us, in the masses. That is what MLK did when he was alive, and that is the only way if we are to have any hope of saving this precious world from destruction via ignorance. WE all take for granted that our rights are being protected under something every democratic country has, called a constitution. In Canada that includes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, after all government is created to serve the people. Though the “movement” has learnt that there is deception in our constitution, hence; I often wondered how government can pass legislation, (laws) that go against the Charter of Rights and Freedom. Our efforts have revealed that there are several clauses in the Charter that allow government to ignore our individual rights and freedoms. Section 24 (2) …”the admission of it in the proceedings would bring the administration of justice into disrepute.” Which means any evidence there is that show the government and its justice system is screwed, can not be brought into a court room, for fear of ruining their reputation….all awhile all of society is being brought to the ground, yet any evidence to prove this can not be heard, similar to a child putting his hands over their ears and screaming “nanana” just not to be heard. The world can crumble so long as the justice system appears to be working, when in fact its obvious it is not! The second part of the charter, section 33, literally says government can pass any type of law, even laws that take away our rights and freedoms with what is called “notwithstanding”. You see in 1982 when Trudeau was trying to play the hero and bring in the constitution of 1982, many of the provinces refused to sign as it limited their powers to fleece the flock. So in order to get them to sign as to make it look like the people have rights and freedoms, Trudeau came up with the “notwithstanding” clause, stating any government legislation, (laws) can ignore the charter, hence the legality, though not the lawfulness. Some other examples of legislated laws that are legal yet are not lawful are the Indian Residential schools, Chinese head tax, abortion, railroad incineration plant, and any war is legal, though I think you will agree, war is far from moral lawfulness. It is these truths that we hold dear to our hearts, for truth is law, and law is truth! If you dare your conscious, show up on January 23 to court room 3b, you will hear me present the truth, the law. However de facto government justice is blind, and deaf as well, so I expect it to be usurped. Though a king/gov/bully may move a man, it can not move his heart, his mind, nor the truth.

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I have been shunned and ridiculed for my actions by many, nonetheless I too am a man of substance and truth, just as MLK, and when I evaluated the “movement”, I recognized it as being in sync with God’s moral laws…the bonus is the movement is centered on what has essentially become a Renaissance of Religion and Truth. Violence is not tolerated, for it goes against the first moral law that love is law, we are all created equal. The truth has revealed; democracy is dead as it has been usurped by oligarchy tyrants, its happened before in history, but you and I can do something about it but don’t expect it to be easy, or without costs. “One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Arthur Hatton primary students Shynna Kandola (left) and Owen Gallant (right) listen as NorKam student Celina-Jean Trainor (second from left) and international student Vanessa Zhang read from their history book; NorKam honours socials studies students Katy Thorne (top left) and Jeremy Bosher ask questions of Arthur Hatton Grade 1 student Arnold Mangila and Grade 2 student Michael Carusi (right); Connor Morris (left) and Evan Helgason read to Rylee Smith (lower left) and Amrit Bains. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

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Ma said his students had a good time fictionalizing their curriculum for a young audience. “For sure, the students enjoyed it,” he said. “And, I enjoyed it, too.” So did the Arthur Hatton students. “They were very excited,” said Arthur Hatton kindergarten-Grade 1 teacher Charmaine Girodat. “You should have seen their eyes light up when they saw how big the kids were. “It’s good for them because when they get a little older, they aspire to be more like the big kids.” Kindergarten student Jada MacPhail appeared to be enjoying herself, smiling in the corner of

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Whittaker also suggested senior levels of government wouldn’t likely approve the project if the city doesn’t support the mine. When asked what the company thought about a federal panel review compared to the current working group as part of the environmental-assessment process, Whittaker said a panel review would delay the start of project by a year. He also noted KGHM would have to pick up the tab for a federal review. The city asked federal Environment Minister Peter Kent for a federal panel review of the project, but the request was turned down during a Dec. 1 meeting in Ottawa. Coun. Arjun Singh asked about job spinoffs from the project, specifically what proportion of the mine’s employees would come from the Kamloops area. Whittaker said the company has no idea at this point how many employees would be local. Whittaker was asked if the KGHM had any experience in the reclamation process, to

which he replied the company had no direct experience. He called the reclamation process a “moving target.” Another concern from council was the effect the mine would have on property values in the Aberdeen area. Whittaker suggested the property values could actually rise if the mine was to proceed. The delegation also included a powerpoint presentation that outlined several concerns the mining company has heard from residents — from air quality and dust control to water usage — along with some responses. The company said it has hired an engineering firm to monitor and predict dust levels, using standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency in California. KGHM said all

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BING GUNNARSEN January 27, 1941 to January 8, 2012

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Ross Emil Gunnarsen, known by all friends and family as Bing, passed away peacefully in Kamloops at the age of 70 on January 8, 2012, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He will be fondly remembered by many for his wonderful humour and caring nature. We rest easy knowing that he is off telling one of his many jokes with great finesse in heaven. After moving countless times with his family for career purposes, Bing finally settled in Kamloops in 1974. Although Kamloops was his home, he maintained strong ties to his birthplace of Revelstoke, BC. Born on January 27, 1941 to Gunnar and Louise Gunnarsen (deceased), and married to Bernice (deceased) in 1964. Bing is survived by daughters Leanne (in home care) and Lesley (Richard) Sakaki, grandchildren Ryan and Kristen, brothers Jim and Sandy, sister-in-law Lorna Hutchinson, and brother-in-law Art Olson. He is also survived by his cherished life partner Marlene Gizikoff. Bing will be remembered as the best dad ever, a kind and generous life partner, a dependable and considerate brother, a loyal and caring friend, a wise and professional financial planner, and an outstanding golfer and lawn bowler. In his younger days, he was an active member of the Kamloops Central Lions Club and the Elks, and volunteered with North Shore Community Policing. He was president numerous times for Riverside Lawn Bowling Club and he enjoyed many BC campsites with Bernice and his Juniper Good Sam’s friends. While his interests also included fly-fishing and of course the Kamloops Blazers, his greatest life-long passion was by far golfing. He had very fond memories of the golf trips he took with Jim and Sandy to the States, as well as the sun-filled holidays he took with Marlene in the past few years. Whenever he was in Surrey visiting his grandchildren, he proudly cheered them on at many soccer fields, ball diamonds, and hockey arenas. And, his favourite Monday afternoon activity for many years was bowling with Leanne at Bowlertime.

On Thursday, January 12 in the arms of an angel, our most precious Mother, Linda Romanin, at the age of 92 years, began her journey to Heaven. Forever loved and deeply missed by her daughter Lorraine and son Donald (Janet), grandchildren Amanda (Chad), Janice (Shaun) and Kevin; great grandchildren Molly, Jacob, Alondra and Parker. Linda is survived by her siblings: Gino (Vera), Bruno “Bob”, Reno (Stella), Elsie, Enes (Henry), Emma and many close relatives. She was predeceased by her loving husband Aldo in 2006 and her brothers Lindo and Mario. Mom was a warm and generous person, gentle of heart, and a shining example of extraordinary generosity to others. She always had a beautiful garden, took pride in all that she did and was extremely proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. One of her greatest joys was traveling to the birthplaces of her Mother and Father and to meet her family from abroad in both Italy and France with whom she remained in contact with for years. Prayers will be recited on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Parish Church, 2797 Sunset Drive, Valleyview. The Reverend Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the church on Saturday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Mausoleum.

Daphne Elaine Grove-White (nee Burt) of Kamloops passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her sons Gregory (Sandi) of Victoria, Patrick, Stanley (Kathy) and Kerry (Christine) of Kamloops; daughter Maureen of Vernon; grandchildren Christopher, Allison, Aaron, John, Benjamin, Brianna and Kirsten; great grandchildren Ashley, Amy, Devon, Chloe and Caleb; great great grandchild Porter; sister Nora Bartman of Picton, Ont.; and brothers Ronald Burt of Sooke and Donald Burt of Sorrento as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, son Vincent, parents Edmund and Beatrice Burt, brothers Les, Ivor, Harry and sister Alice “Babs.” Daphne was born in R.I.H. and grew up on the ranch near Monte Lake. She joined the army at age 19 and later took a Rural Leadership course at UBC. She joined the B.C. Forest Service in 1948, married Charles in 1950, and left the forestry to raise a family in 1951. She worked very hard raising 6 children. She had a large garden and grew much of the fruit and vegetables for the family. She was a long-time member of the Society for the Mentally Handicapped. Daphne always enjoyed the outdoors – hiking and mountain-climbing in her younger years and travelling and sight-seeing in her later years. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

A service in remembrance will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2481 Sunset Dr. Kamloops, BC at 1:00 pm January 21, 2012, with reception following. Pastor David Schumacher officiating.

Our family extends heartfelt gratitude to her physicians, especially Dr. Tracey Smillie and Dr. Scott Montgomery and the nursing staff on 6N for their extreme kindness, special care and compassion in caring for our Mom.

We wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the exceptional support he received from the nurses and doctors at RIH.

Should friends desire, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Linda would be appreciated.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr, with Reverend Isabel HealyMorrow officiating. Reception to follow.

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MABEL HONSINGER 1919 - 2012 With sorrow we announce the passing of Mabel Honsinger on January 7, 2012 at Royal Inland Hospital after a short illness. Mabel leaves to mourn her beloved daughters Shirley Allan (Vic Van Hoeck and children Cynthia and David Van Hoeck) of Kamloops, and Betty Honsinger (Brian McKee) of Victoria and their son Alastair McKee of Vancouver. She is also survived by her dear sister Evelyn Jones of Cochrane, Alberta and family in Canada, the UK and USA. Mabel was predeceased by husband Don in 1975, a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran. Growing up during the Depression in Durban, Manitoba and eventually settling in Kamloops, Mabel was a hard worker all of her life. While raising a family and managing an office, she volunteered extensively in the community she loved: most notably the Royal Canadian Legion and Desert Gardens Community Centre. In retirement she worked hard at living independently, eating sensibly and hiking every day. A memorial service will be held on February 4, 2012 at St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Heart & Stroke Fund or Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund in her memory.

AMELIA (EMILY) ROWE (NEE FILEK) Amelia, also known as Emily passed away at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops on January 16, 2012 at the age of 95 years.

Annebelle Robins July 18, 1933 ~ January 20, 2010

She was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard Rowe of 53 years, June 28, 1995; special sister Margaret Forde, May 6, 2007; her dad Joseph Filek Sr., November 9, 1918; her Mum Maria (nee Sroba) (Filek) Frolek, October 12, 1975; step father John S. Frolek Sr., June 1970; one sister Anna J. Filek, two brothers Joseph (Joey) Filek Jr. and Johnny Filek; one step sister Catherine Ward; three step brothers, John Frolek Jr. Joseph Frolek and Robert (Bobby) Frolek. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. Amelia was born February 12, 1916 in Fernie, British Columbia to Joseph and Maria Filek. Amelia’s love in all her years was for old time music, country music and songs. She loved to sing, yodel and play her piano and banjo. At the age of 14 Amelia played her first dance with her brother Johnny. After that Amelia played in many country school houses in the thirty’s and forties. Some of the schools she played at were Edith Lake, Long Lake, Pinantan, Pritchard, Pemberton Range and many more. She played in the Happy Gang Band with her brother Johnny Filek and sister Margaret Forde and whoever wanted to join in. Later she played, sang and yodelled in the Bud Miller’s Old-timers Band. Some other bands were the Banjo Band, Rays Lamplighters and Heritage House Old-timers. She started to play with the Rhythm Mountaineers and in September 1996 with the Golden Serenaders. Country Music and singing was her life. We all love you Aunty Amelia and we will miss you. A lady who touched the hearts of many, with her country songs, piano and banjo music and her wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and remembered her as a strong ,loving person who was always there for whoever needed her. Funeral Service will be held at Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital (Paediatric Ward), 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Mrs. Rowe would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the staff of Kamloops Seniors’ Village, the nurses on 6 South, Royal Inland Hospital and to Dr. G. Schumacher for all their gentle care. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service 250-374-1454

Prayer For Peace God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be So He closed His arms around you And whispered “Come to Me” You didn’t deserve what you went through So He gave you a rest God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping So peaceful and free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home. Sadly missed by husband Levi, 3 children: Marlene, Laurie, & Levi and your grandchildren; two sisters Hazel & Elenor & families Always loved and never forgotten ...

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. When there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much Seek to be consoled, as to console; To be loved, as to love; For it is in the giving that we receive; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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EGENDARY NHL REFEREE Kerry Fraser was vacationing with his family at the Marriott’s Surf Club on Palm Beach in Aruba when KTW caught up with him. While some tourists outside were wearing hats to shield their hair from the wind — which was gusting at about 50 km/h — Fraser was doing nothing of the sort. “There’s a strong, warm breeze in the trade winds and my hair still doesn’t move,” said Fraser, who will be at Bookland (750 Fortune Dr.) in North Kamloops at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, to promote his autobiography, The Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes. Fraser, 58, has about 30 years’ worth of stories to tell about the most skilled, colourful and controversial NHL characters. The book gives fans access to what happens on the ice, in the tunnels and in the locker rooms, where public access is not always granted. “The fans always wanted to know more,” Fraser said. “They bought a ticket, but the closest they could get was on the other side of the glass. “It’s all about sharing the tremendous career that I had and the ability to skate on the ice with some of the best players that the game has ever known.” In addition to signing books, Fraser will speak about the state of the NHL at Bookland, where The Final Call will be sold at 20 per cent off its regular price. After he’s done, Fraser will answer questions from those in attendance. KTW had a 10-question survey of its own for Fraser: 1. Most respectful player — “Doug Wilson, former captain of the

Chicago Blackhawks and current general manager of the San Jose Sharks. He was really a class act. Also, one of the most gentlemanly was Igor Larionov. They call him the professor.” 2. Lippiest player — “Without question, Bernie Federko, the old Saskatoon Blade. His own guys used to tell him to shut up. We had back-to-back games together and, on the second night, before puck drop, he was already swearing at me. I said, ‘At least let me drop the puck’. He said, ‘Ah, f--- off and drop the f------ puck.’” 3. Dirtiest player — “Tiger Williams. There’s a story in the book about when I gave him a match penalty when he snapped his stick over Randy Holt’s head. The bullshit that Tiger rattled off [in a meeting with the league’s disciplinarian at the time, Brian O’Neill] was incredible. He started talking about hunting grizzly bears. His defence was, ‘That’s why I don’t use an aluminum shaft. The wooden stick breaks easy.’ I looked at him and I said, ‘Tiger, that’s the biggest load of horseshit I’ve ever heard in my life. He winked at me and he said, ‘You know what? I think O’Neill went for it.’ He got off without a suspension. 4. Best player in the NHL today — “The best player that isn’t playing is Sidney Crosby. [Alexander] Ovechkin can be when he’s on his game and [Evgeni] Malkin can be every bit as good. He always picks up his game when he’s challenged and when Crosby is out of the lineup.” 5. Most memorable game — “Without a doubt, it was the 2010 Winter Classic in Fenway Park. I also reffed the 2012 Winter Classic alumni game in Philadelphia. Bobby Clarke, even with the great career he had, was mistyeyed after the game and talked about this event being something extremely special. The common denominator is we go back

to our roots, to our heritage, where we all grew up playing on outdoor rinks or ponds that froze over. We become kids again.” 6. Worst missed call — “It’s one that I didn’t see. [Wayne] Gretzky cutting [Doug] Gilmour [in overtime of Game 6 of the 1993 Campbell Conference final between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings]. It had the most potential impact on a game and a series, in spite of the fact that Game 7 went back to Toronto. Gretzky put on a show in Game 7.” 7. Most embarrassing moment — One night in L.A., a player was tripped about 10 feet inside the blue-line. As soon as my whistle blew, the linesman blew his whistle late for an offside. It should have blown 10 feet ago. We were in the Staples Centre and Terry Murray was coaching the Kings. I went to him and said, ‘Terry, there’s no way I’m going to call that penalty because the trip was of no consequence and play should have been killed. In football, they call it an inadvertent flag. Tonight, we’re going to call it an inadvertent arm.’ I made an announcement on the P.A. system and called it an inadvertent arm.” 8. Hair product used — “Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine.” 9. Should visors be mandatory? — “Yes, based on Chris Pronger’s injury and others, like Bryan Berard. You can’t replace an eye. Most of the players coming into the league wore visors in junior. It’s not foreign to them. There would probably need to be a grandfather clause, like in 1979 when all rookie players that came in had to wear a helmet. Do the same sort of thing with visors.” 10. Should fighting be banned? — “Given all the medical evidence that’s become available on long-term effects of concussions, I don’t think I would be responsible to say hitting in the head is not

Sports: Marty Hastings sports@kamloopsthisweek.com Ph: 374-7467 Ext: 235 Twitter: @MarTheReporter

Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser will be in Kamloops on Saturday, Jan. 21, promoting his new book. He will also referee the Oldtimers’ Hockey Challenge at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday, Jan. 22.

OK, but punching someone in the head is OK. I’m a very strong proponent of eliminating head shots. The hitting culture has changed dramatically. Players are demonstrating such lack of respect for their opponent. I think we really have to examine it. I know that it’s part of the tradition of the game and it’s between two willing combatants, but the effect is still the same. The end result can ultimately be the same, which is longterm difficulties, dementia

and CTE [Chronic traumatic encephalopathy]. We’ve got to get rid of it.”

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Fraser left KTW with a story about the Tournament Capital, circa 1973. “I was reffing a Western Canada Hockey League game [at Memorial Arena] and I thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn’t breathe and there was tightness in my chest. I spent two days in the Kamloops hospital. It turns out it

was the Zamboni that you had. It was giving off toxic fumes and I got carbonmonoxide poisoning.” • Fraser will be officiating the Oldtimers’ Hockey Challenge, which gets underway at Interior Savings Centre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. A travelling group of former NHL stars will face the Kamloops Media All-Stars, “I hope they’ve changed the Zamboni,” Fraser said. “If they didn’t, I’m wearing a gas mask.”


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Winter baseball is here The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association (KMBA) is embarking on its winterball season. League president Dean Martin said there is an emphasis this year on bringing new players to the sport. “We had a great season last year, capped by hosting one of B.C.’s premier multiage tournaments on Canada Day and our Midget Riverdogs program coached by Sean Wandler winning the AAA championship. We’re building on those successes with

a new emphasis on coaching excellence and player fundamentals.” Martin said parents are sometimes wary of dropping another sport in spring so their kids can try baseball. The winterball program held in city gyms allows them to experience facets of the game in a low-pressure environment so they can decide for themselves. “We want our winning baseball program, played on B.C.’s nicest ball diamonds, to grow to include more players. Starting in winter is a

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Brown and Canada to bring bronze home Team Canada — third Brown, skip Thomas Scoffin of Whitehorse, lead Emily Gray of Prince Edward Island and second Derek Oryniak of Winnipeg — won bronze. Brown and the Canadians beat Sweden 6-4 in the bronze-medal tilt on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Switzerland beat Italy 6-4 in the final to win gold. The Scoffin-skipped rink edged the Czech Republic 7-6 in a quarter-final matchup on Wednesday before losing 8-2 to Italy in the semifinal round. Canada finished the round-robin with a 5-2 record, good enough for second in the Red Group. The Canadian foursome opened the roundrobin with a 6-5 loss to Austria on Saturday, Jan. 14, but bounced back on Sunday, Jan. 15, with wins over Italy, 6-0, and Great Britain, 8-2. On Monday, Jan. 16, the Scoffin rink downed Russia 7-1 before losing 6-5 to Sweden. Canada played twice on Tuesday, Jan. 17,

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Bozon gets nod for Top Prospects game, will play for Team Cherry in Kelowna Tim Bozon of the Kamloops Blazers has been named to the Team Cherry roster for the upcoming CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which will be played at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Feb.1. The 17-year-old from Lugano, Switzerland, is tied for first in scoring among WHL rookies with 22 goals and 44 points after 44 games. Mike Winther of the Prince Albert Raiders will also suit up for Team Cherry as a late addition; and Branden Troock of the Seattle Thunderbirds was added to Team Orr’s roster. The three players replace Nail Yakupov of the Sarnia Sting, Jarrod Maidens of the Owen Sound Attack and Matia Marcantuoni of the Kitchener Rangers, all of whom are unable to participate due to injury.

Buckham to be honoured Friday The basketball games at South Kamloops secondary this weekend will be played in honour of Diane Buckham, who has been battling Alzheimers for several years. Buckham and her husband Jack, formerly an athletic director at South Kam when it was known as Kamloops High School, have been an integral part of the basketball and sports community in the city. There will be T-shirts for sale and donations will be accepted, with the proceeds going toward a fundraising walk, which will be held at the end of January. South Kam is hosting Rutland on Friday, Jan. 20, with the girls’ game tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys getting underway at 7:45 p.m.

Rodhe goes big at Arizona meet Justin Rodhe, who trains at the National Throws Centre in Kamloops, threw 20.70 metres in shot put at the Lumberjack Invitational Meet in Arizona on Saturday, Jan. 14. The throw might have landed him a spot

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Budding tennis talents fare well Zach Lidster and Ian Brink of the Kamloops Tennis Centre attended the Icebreaker Classic, which ran from Friday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 15, in Vancouver. Lidster, playing in the under-18 boys’ singles division, made it to the third round before losing 3-6, 7-6, 3-6 to Vancouver’s Alexander Day, the No. 1 seed who went on to win the tournament. Brink made it to the second round of the under-14 singles’ division before losing to Manroop Gill of Vancouver. Lidster and Day teamed up as doubles partners and won gold in the under-18 boys’ division, beating Roy Cheng (West Vancouver) and Daniel Raw (Vancouver) 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

Kamloops Classics invade New West There were 13 Kamloops Classics Swim Club athletes participating in the New Westminster 2012 Hyack Icebreaker Classic Invitational Swim Meet, which ran on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15. The Classics won 18 medals at the 500-swimmer competition. Austin Phillips, competing in the 12-andunder boys’ division, won five gold medals, in the 100-and 200-metre freestyle, the 100- and 200-metre backstroke

and the 200-metre butterfly. Phillips added two bronze medals, in the 200-metre breaststroke and 200-metre individual medley. Marina Ellison, in the 12-and-under girls’ division, won a gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle and two silver medals, in the 50- and 200-metre freestyle events. Ethan Phillips, in the 12-and-under boys’ cat-

egory, won five medals. He won three silver medals, in the 100metre butterfly, 200metre backstroke and 200-metre freestyle, and two bronze medals, in the 200-metre butterfly and 100-metre backstroke. Megan Dalke, in the 14-and-under girls’ division, won a bronze medal in the 400-metre individual medley. Paetyn Freeze, in

the 12-and-under girls’ division, won a bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle. Colin Gilbert, in the 14-and-under boys’ division, won a silver medal in the 800-metre freestyle while achieving a new qualifying time for the Western Canadian Swimming Championships (WCSC), which will be held in Winnipeg in February. Gilbert

also set two new club records, in the 14-andunder boys’ category, the 800-metre freestyle and the 400-metre individual medley. Sky Camille rounds out the club’s top performances with her showing in the 800-metre freestyle, in which she achieved a new qualifying time for the WCSC. Marina Ackermann, in the 12-and-under

girls’ category, set new personal-best times and almost qualified for the Age Group Provincials in the 200-metre breaststroke. Cohen Freeze, in the 10-and-under boys’ division, set several new personal-best times. For more on the Classics, including results from the Shuswap Jamboree in Salmon Arm, log on to kamloopsthisweek.com.


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Milburn keeps goal judge on alert Reagan Milburn scored five goals and added two assists to lead the Timbits Red Army to a 13-3 victory over the Timbits Silvertips in Novice Orange league play on Saturday at Brock Arena. Matthew Mariona added four goals and Brady Milburn had a pair of markers, while Devin Benson and Nicolas Bradley each singled in support of goaltender Brady Pawlachuck. Luke Petrie, Braidon Clark and Tyson

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Galloway replied for the Silvertips, who went with Ryan Mitchell between the pipes.

Bulldogs twice the victors The Bulldogs were victorious in two Novice Blue division games on the weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Bulldogs bested the Ice Ninjas 9-4. Kyle Woitas, Colton Woitas, Maxwell Hinkson (4) and Temeke Gottfriedson (3) lit the lamp for the Bulldogs, who had Tye Kitamura in net. K. Woitas, Alijah Paquette and Jacob Mclean tallied assists for the Bulldogs. Replying with goals for the Ice Ninjas were Brian Fraser, with a hat-trick, and Brendan Mcleod. Ty Moffet recorded an assist for the Ninjas, who had Hudson Davoren between the pipes. On Sunday, Jan. 15, the Bulldogs beat the Lightning 8-1. C. Woitas, Hinkson (2), Gottfriedson, Kitamura, Owen Geiger (2) and Keegan Leblanc scored for the Bulldogs, who went with Paquette between the pipes. McLean (2), Kitamura, K. Woitas, Leblanc and Benjamin

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Warriors slain by Thunder The Thunder topped the Warriors 6-4 in Novice Orange division play on Saturday. Scoring for the Thunder were Ashton Taylor (3) and Jared Sucro (3). Taylor, Andrew Senger (2) and Carter Streek recorded assists for the Thunder. Registering goals for the Warriors were Brady McCutcheon, Joey Stankevich, Manny Recchi and Mathew Ward. Stankevich (2), Recchi and Ward added assists for the Warriors.

Venom downed by Millworks Jets The atom development 7 Point Millworks Kamloops Jets thumped the hometown Vernon Venom 7-1 on Saturday, Jan. 14. Carson Nordick (3), Alek Erichuk (2), Trey Dergousoff and Carter Adams scored for the Jets. Erichuk, Keagan Fletcher, Aidan Sutter, Jayden Grant and Haden Nordick added assists for Kamloops.

Elijah Joly and Taylor Kaban split time between the pipes.

Wolves laugh last against Coyotes The peewee tier 3 Tk’emlups Wolves posted a pair of wins against the South Okanagan Coyotes in the River City. Hunter Klassen (2) and Brendan Roche (3) scored in the Wolves’ 5-2 win on Saturday. Klassen, Tyson Gayfer (2), Austin Morphy, Seiji Brown (2) and Chad Petrie recorded assists. Jarrett Larsen was the winning netminder. Tk’emlups beat South Okangan 11-2 on Sunday. Kordell Primus (3), Roche (2), Petrie (2), Brown, Klassen, Alex Johnson and Luke Rodrigue scored for the Wolves. Adding assists were Rodrigue (2), Brown (4), Primus (3), Gayfer (2), Roche (2), Klassen, Morphy (2), Petrie, Josh Bymoen (2), and Lukas Duckworth. Larsen and Dalton Johnston shared the goaltending duties.

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Elks place second at Kamloops tourney Saturday and Okanagan Hockey Academy skated to a 3-1 win over the Blazers on Sunday. Scoring goals on the weekend for Kamloops were Alexander Buchanan, Joe Falsetta and Maxwell James. Registering assists were James, Matt Fichter, Josh Shank and Dexter Robinson (2). Shank tended goal for the Blazers on Saturday, with Bailey De Palma taking over on Sunday. For More Sports Briefs Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com

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Matt Stanley (left) and Heather Clark joke with Henry Small in his new downtown studio. Dave Eagles/KTW

Small sees life through a new prism By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

There was a time when Henry Small would be on stage with Prism, not opening for the band. That was then and this is now — and the veteran musician doesn’t mind kicking off the Jan. 27 show for the band that once had him as its lead singer. There’s less pressure, Small says, and the gig ends earlier so he can just sit back in the audience at the Kamloops Convention Centre and listen to songs he once sang.

Small smiles as he contemplates this — perhaps because his focus isn’t on the past, but the future. He’s got a new CD in production now. The tracks are down and Kris Ruston is working his magic to finish them for a release Small says he believes may be his best work ever. That’s no small feat for a man who has shared the road with Burton Cummings and John Entwhistle, who was fundamental to Scrubbaloe Caine and who co-wrote Stranger in a Strange Land for Eddie Money. Maybe it’s because he’s writing from the perspective of

a life largely lived — although the Leap Year baby jokes he’s still just a teenager, turning sweet 16 next month — or maybe it’s because he’s been surrounded by music and musicians for so long that music has become part of his DNA. Whatever it is, Small says he’s finally answered the question that’s been nagging at him in the last many months: Do I want to continue with this? The answer was a resounding yes and a new, larger studio is just one indication of his resolve. X See SMALL B3

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 8: Poetry slam, 8 p.m., $5. Feb. 17: Nicole Byblow (nicolebyblow.com) and Chris Ho, 8 p.m., $5. Feb. 22: James Struthers (jamesstruthers.com) and Kate Morgan (katemorgan.com), 8 p.m., $7. Feb. 29: Poetry slam, 8 p.m., $5. and Aerosmith Kamloops Rocks, 7 p.m., 19+, Convention Centre $30 plus taxes and 125 Rogers Way service charges. kamloopsconventionMarch 3: centre.ca Healing Hearts — Jan. 27: Prism A Fundraiser for (prism.ca) with Kamloops Victims Henry Small Services, with Henry (myspace.com/ Small, Joey Jack, henrysmall), 7 p.m., Andrew Halvorsen, 19+. Tickets $35 Aaron Shufletoski, plus taxes and serClinton Gray and vice charges. Lisa McCauley, Jan. 20: Snowed $35 for dinner and In Comedy Tour with show. Doors open at Arj Barker, Pete 6 p.m. Johannson, Craig March 7: Campbell and Dan Platinum Blonde Quinn, 19+, tickets (platinum $35. blonde.com), 7 p.m., Feb. 4: Aaron 19+. Tickets $35 Pritchett (aaronplus taxes and serpritchett.com), 7 vice charges. p.m., 19+. Tickets March 23: The $45 plus taxes and Grapes of Wrath service charges. with The Odds, 7 March : Tribute p.m., 19+, $35 plus Trio — Who Made taxes and service Who, Blaze of Glory charges.

March 24: Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer, 7 p.m., 19+, $40 plus taxes and service charges. Tickets for all shows at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

Interior Savings Centre 300 Lorne St.

Feb. 16: Dierks Bentley (dierks.com) with Chad Brownlee (chadbrownlee.com), 7:30 p.m. Tickets $50, 75, $60.75 and $78.75. March 3: Paul Brandt (paulbrandt. com), 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29.50, $47.50 and $69.50 plus taxes and service charges. March 4: Michael

HEY OCEAN The Vancouver trio of David Bekingham, Ashleigh Ball and Vadid Vertesi brings its pop melodies to The Blue Grotto on Jan. 25 for a 19-plus show.

Flatley’s Lord of the Dance (lordofthedance.com), 7 p.m. Tickets $55 and $65 plus taxes and service charges. April 12: Johnny Reid (johnnyreid. com). Ticket prices range from $33.75 to $71.75. Tickets for all shows at the ISC box office, at ticketmaster.ca or at the Ticketmaster outlet in Sahali Mall, 945 West Columbia St.

The Art We Are

246 Victoria St. Jan. 23: oPEN Heart letter-writing night, 7 p.m., donation. Feb. 6: oPEN Heart letter-writing night, 7 p.m., donation. Feb. 27: oPEN Heart letter-writing night, 7 p.m., donation. Jan. 21: Althea Cunningham (altheacunningham.weebly. com), 8 p.m. Jan. 25: Ari Neufeld (arineufeld. com), 8 p.m., $10. (Poetry slam is cancelled for the night). Jan. 31: Daniel Moir (danielmoir. com), 8 p.m. Feb. 1: Drum and Bell Tower. Feb. 4: The Wild Artisans, 8 p.m., donation. Feb. 7: Art Napoleon (artnapoleon.com), 8 p.m., $7.

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Jan. 20: F.O.E., Voodusa, Zen Rising and Passenger Six, 8 p.m. Jan. 29: The Kin (myspace.com/ thekincanada), 9:30 p.m., $5. Jan. 28: Bad Johnny Law (myspace.com/badjohnnylaw) with Alamagokus (myspace.com/alamagokus), 9:30 p.m., $5. Feb. 1: Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk (myspace. com/laurenmannmusic), 8 p.m. Every Tuesday: Jam night with Bluesfoot.

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Jan. 20 and Jan. 21: Fourplay. Jan. 25: Hey Ocean, 8 p.m., 19+ show, $10. Jan. 27 and Jan. 28: Serious Dogs. Feb. 3 and Feb. 4: Wheelhouse. Feb. 10 and Feb. 11: The Goods.

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phonograff/kytamithe-phonograffviolin) and The Phonograff, 8 p.m., $5. Feb. 17: DJ Pauly D with Nouveau, 9 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $60 and are available at Mountain High Pizza, 314 Victoria St. (cash only), at the venue after 6 p.m. or online at eventbrite.ca/ event/2770022211. Wednesdays and Fridays: DJs, hip hop, bands, no cover.

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Mike Hilliard and Sabrina Weeks of Swing Cat Bounce celebrate their Best New Artist success at the 15th annual Maple Blues Awards in Toronto.

You can always count on the airlines to remind not everything always goes great. So, just hours after they won a Maple Blues Award for best new artist, Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard were at Toronto airport — waiting. Their flight home had been cancelled and the exhausted couple, lead singer and guitarist with Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Blues, were waiting for the next flight to bring them home. But, even that couldn’t

dampen the excitement the pair experienced when they heard their band’s name called out for the prestigious award at Toronto’s Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music. This was the 15th year the Toronto Blues Society presented its awards, considered to be the top honour in Canadian blues music. MonkeyJunk, which performed recently in Kamloops, took three awards, including Electric Act of the Year, Recording of the Year and Drummer of the Year for Matt Sobb.

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“A friend said to me ‘What would you do without a studio?’,” Small says. “And, you know, it’s not about making money, but about being creative and helping others be creative. “I’m doing what I like to do. What else would I do — grow tomatoes? I’d like to do more music now.” After weeks of construction, Small World Studios reopened last November. Many local musicians got their start in Small’s studio, something he’s delighted to have experienced. “If you can give young people confidence and they have a good experience, chances are that will affect their lives,” he says. Ruston is one of them, a gifted musician Small met and first recorded when the man now producing his CD was just 19.

Paul Filek also credits Small with encouraging him to pursue his musical career. “Henry was a big stepping stone into what has now turned into a full-time job for me. Henry has always been honest with me, pushing me to work harder, to get better and to believe in myself. “I have learned so much over the years from him both as a musician and as a person. “Looking back now, it’s hard to believe someone could ever put as much time and energy into someone else’s dreams as Henry has for me.” Matt Stanley’s another one, a guitarist who went to see Small at the Broadcast Centre, where he co-hosts an early-morning show, to give him a CD he had made. Stanley was 16 at the time. Now, he and Ruston

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are musicians in the Henry Small Band, along with Sean Poissant, Leo Racicot and Marie Jackson. Small points to his band members as proof of the level of talent in Kamloops and he’s glad they’re keeping their production local, too. “You can do anything in a studio now that years ago you had to go to LA to get that kind of expertise and sound,” he says. “And, the days of live gigs are gone. People have to record. “If they’re not recording, they’re not going to anywhere.” His upcoming release has elements of the Scrubbaloe Caine sound, Small says, and is a lot more raw than his last release, Time. There’s no theme or title yet, just 12 tracks of what Ruston and Stanley agree are strong lyrics with compelling music that might surprise people who have

forgotten Small’s musical history. “I’ve been calling it Now and Then because I work on it now and then,” Small says. “But seriously, my kids are all working now and out of school and I was looking down the road a piece to see what I’d like to do. “I’m not ever prepared to retire.” Whatever he calls it, Small says the new release is indicative of “a kind of rebirth for me. “Prism’s the past. It was a milestone thing but now, I want to be doing something different. “They’re playing the same songs. I ain’t.” Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 19-plus show. Tickets are $35 plus HST and available at the venue, 1250 Rogers Way, or at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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Canadian Treasures Road Show returns to Kamloops By Amy Luccianio - Road Show Staff Writer If you missed the Canadian Treasures Road Show last week don’t lose any sleep as the show is coming back to Kamloops this week. Due to popular demand and the overwhelming crowds from last week’s event the Road Show is returning for two more days this week. Local residents brought in silver and gold coin collections and a ton of gold jewelry. With gold hitting world record highs hundreds of Kamloops folks walked away with pockets full of cash. That’s right says Ken Scott a Road Show greeter, even a local dentist sent in his secretary with a bag of dental gold some with the tooth still attached smiled Mr. Scott and she walked out with over a thousand bucks. One lucky visitor reported Ken Scott, cashed in big time, Linda Housten drove in from Salmon Arm and walked out with $1,877.00 for a baggie of old jewelry, my kids don’t want it , I don’t wear it so I cashed in and now I am going to take a trip down south.. What kind of treasures will be revealed this week during our trip? Let’s find out together. You or your next door neighbor just might be the next to find a jackpot in the attic or in your jewelry box. Start digging now and be ready to have some fun and make some money. This week at the RAMADA INN, our treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as GOLD AND SILVER coins and paper currency issued prior to 1966 and vintage jewelry. Collectors are very serious about their hobby; so serious that they will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins and jewelry are highly sought after by collectors. The Treasure Road show is a place where anyone in your community can connect with collectors from around the globe. Our treasure hunters make offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid cash on the spot and our treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense. Have fun with your search. Empty your jewelry box of broken jewelry, dig out your old teeth containing dental gold, find your gold coins, gold bars, etc. Don’t miss out. Make plans now to attend the Treasure Road show.

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UNPLUG AND PLAY LITERACY WEEK, JAN. 22 TO JAN. 28 Sunday, Jan. 22

West, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Family Lego for Literacy, North Kamloops Library, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Mother Goose Swim, Canada Games Pool, 910 McGill Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Skate for Literacy, Memorial Arena, 740 Victoria St., 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. • Family Story Time, Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria St., 1 p.m., to 1:30 p.m. • Drum, Dance, Play, Let’s Move Yoga and Dance Studio, 925 McGill Place, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Unplug and Play, Public Health office, 519 Columbia St. • Family Zumba, North Shore YMCA-YWCA, 700 Tranquille Rd., 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Family Night dinner and recreation, McArthur Island, Kamloops Boys and Girls Club, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Jan. 28:

• Family Fun Swim, Westsyde Pool, 859 Bebek Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 • Literacy Comes to Life, Kamloops YMCA-YWCA Childcare Resource and Referral, 1420 Hugh Allan Dr., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Granny and Grandpa Connection Circle, White Buffalo Aboriginal Health Society and Resource Centre, 517 Tranquille Rd., 10 a.m. to noon. • Traditional Storytelling, Secwepemc Child and Family Services, 33 Chilcotin St., 10 a.m. to noon. • Teen Games Night, North Kamloops Library, 693 Tranquille Rd., 6 p.m. • Cris Rowan presents Raising Today’s Children, Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Cres., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26 • Cris Rowan presents Balancing Screen Time and Green Time, Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Cres., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Seniors Tea, Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Family Fun with Games: Sahali Mall, 945 Columbia St.

Friday, Jan. 27

• Family Day, Kamloops Museum and Archives, 207 Seymour St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Skate for Literacy, Interior Savings Centre, 300 Lorne St., 1:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. • PacificSport Interior B.C. SportFit Day, Tournament Capital

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Brewing up bluegrass Blu and Kelly Hopkins will be featured at the next Barhartvale Coffeehouse. The bluegrass musicians from Silver Creek perform on Saturday, Feb. 18. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. with an openmic format for interested performers and then the duo takes over. Musicians wanting to be part of the open mic need to be at the venue by 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, with performers admitted for free.

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Pottery Intro to Handbuilding - Clay Mask $45 Local artisan Kathleen Raven teaches basic techniques in this workshop for all ages. Embrace creativity and freedom of expression by working with clay. Each workshop will have a different focus, from wall decor to sculptures and pinched pots to masks. All supplies included. Parkview Activity Centre Jan 26-Feb 2 7:00-8:30 PM Thu 185010

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T SHOULD HAVE BEEN AS EASY AS BAKING BREAD. Step 1: Proof yeast. Step 2: Add wet ingredients to dry. Step 3: Knead until dough comes together and forms an elasticy ball. Steps 4 through 8: Rise. Punch down. Form loaf. Rise again. Bake. Step 9: Cue angel chorus. Instead, cobbling together last week’s recipe for cheesy pullapart bread, I followed the directions of a recipe blogger with 16,926 Facebook Likes and DARCIE HOSSACK whisked right into my flour unproven yeast Bon buds, while silencing the APPÉTIT voice in my head that said: “his recipe hasn’t enough moisture.” All seemed fine, right up through Step 3. “Dough will be sticky,” said the recipe. “Resist adding more flour.” The dough was not sticky and I was not in the least way tempted to add even a pinch more flour. Not when, pebbled throughout, I could see my undissolved colonies of yeast. Well, I thought, maybe as the dough rests, it will absorb what liquid there is.

Two hours later, however, I didn’t so much have a satisfying bowlful of sponge as an inert lump of dough, the same as when I put it in there. I poked at the dough. I picked up and squeezed the dough. I slapped the dough on the counter. And not one hiss or squeak of fermentatious gasses did it emit. Not, during all this time, had a dot of yeast absorbed a single droplet of water. The yeast buds were all still there, seeded throughout the dough, still in the same state of hibernation I found them in in their refrigerated jar. A few minutes of hawing on my part and back into the stand mixer went the dough, along with a goodly measure more water. And, two more hours later, all was well in the bowl. I made the necessary notes on my page, finished the recipe and, when it turned out to be one of the best things to ever emerge from my oven, I decided to attempt the blogsite’s cinnamon pullapart sister. I proofed my yeast, used my adjusted flour to moisture ratio and thought to myself: “My, that does seem like a lot of plain white sugar.” “It’s not too much,” said the blog. And soon, I did have a loaf as sweet and whitesugary as cotton candy. The following is not that loaf. nicefatgurdie.wordpress.com onepotato2potato@shaw.ca.

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Nominate a Smoke Free Champion for Change If you know someone who has played a significant role in promoting tobacco-free living, you can give them a pat on the back and nominate them for a Smoke Free Champions for Change Award. These Interior Health Authority awards honour people who have made a difference in the lives of others by promoting smoke-free spaces, helping people quit smoking and preventing people from starting to smoke. “A Smoke Free Champion for Change is someone who goes beyond their regular everyday work to reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects in their community,” said Trish Hill, senior tobacco reduction coordinator with the IHA. Nominations close on April 13. The Smoke Free Champions for Change awards are open to IHA staff and community members.

Nominating a champion is easy. Nomination forms are available on the Interior Health Authority website at interiorhealth.ca by clicking on the Smoke Free Champions link. Forms can be submitted online, by fax to 250-505-7211 or by mail to Smoke Free Champions for Change, Nelson Health Unit, 2nd Floor, 333 Victoria St., Nelson, B.C., V1L 4K3. Six champions will be announced and awarded $50 gift certificates on May 31, World No Tobacco Day. Those who nominated the selected champions will also be eligible for prizes.

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The web of deceit is almost always easier to build than it is to untangle, so you might want to rethink your plan, Capricorn. A special occasion draws near.

Tempers flare at home. You could play peacemaker, Aquarius, but would it do any good? Leave things be. It will all work out somehow.

Even the best-laid plans can go awry, Pisces. Try not to get too bummed about it. Something better is brewing! A lesson is learned at work.

There is a season for everything. Don’t overstay your welcome, Aries, no matter how much you have to offer. A shopping venture begins.

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A dilemma rears its ugly head yet again. Deal with it once and for all, Taurus, by thinking outside of the box. A painstaking project gets off the ground.

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Imagination soars, and ideas come tumbling forward. Don’t bother to weed through them, Gemini. There will be time for that later. A friend makes a request.

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GOLFING VACATION in the sunny and warm Caribbean turned out to be the best remedy to beat our winter blues. Way back in 1992, my partner Geoff and I had heard of a new golf course on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands in the British West Indies. Although the final bells and whistles were not quite in place at the Provo Golf Club, the Karl Litten-designed 18-hole championship course was open for business. What good luck for us, especially as the only other course up to that time had been the governor’s nine-hole private course on the Grand Turk Island. Right from the start, we felt at home for Canadian professionals were on hand to greet us. To this day, Dave Douglas, now longtime resident of Providenciales, is the golf director. At one time, there was only a tiny pro shop shack offering a hot dog and a bag of chips but, since that time, there have been many upgrades to the golfing and hospitality experience. For years now, the Fairways Bar and Grill has become everyone’s favourite 19th hole in the distinctive twostorey plantation-style clubhouse. Fairways is a great spot to enjoy a meal any time of day and, after a round of golf in the afternoon, the wrap-around verandah overlooking 18th-green activities is a romantic place to relax with a sundowner. Known for superb service, the adjacent dining room continues to be one of the most popular spots on the island. Now ranked among the Caribbean’s Top 10, the course layout

The 10-kilometre beach at Grace Bay is an idyllic respite on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

is perfectly placed to capture the alwayswelcome cool ocean breezes. With greens that run true and carpetlike fairways, each hole offers a haven between a wide variety of rustling palms and vividly blooming native bushes. Most challenging are the rugged coral outcroppings that confront both long hitters and highhandicap golfers like myself. By playing the course every other day, it was a delight to book the earliest tee time and enjoy driving off the first hole into the rising sun and spotting each other’s ball along the shimmering Bermudagrass fairway. Often, our footprints were the first on newly mown greens. I’m usually not superstitious but, from past experience, I’m particularly cautious playing 13th holes. On Provo’s par-4 13th, my red tee is the easiest of all four placements. To fly my drive straight over about 30 metres of hardpan should have been a piece of cake but, for ages, I’d shank right into a muddy pond surrounded by prickly bushes, disturbing the resident frog every time. When my tee shots finally improved, often my next shot down the fairway would land on

the edge of a slope and roll down into a large watery wonderland where, among the reeds, egrets and pink flamingos paddled about on who knows how many lost golf balls. No wonder I’m wary of playing a 13th hole on any course and no wonder my handicap is so high. When renting a

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HE MOST important thing in Taiwanese politics is always left unsaid. When I interviewed Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, just before he won the presidency for the first time, he was happy to talk about the details of his plans for better relations with the People’s Republic of China: Direct flights, more trade and the like. But, ask him about the long-term future and all you got was platitudes. On Jan. 15, Ma was re-elected for a second term as president. “We’ve won,” he told jubilant supporters. “In the next four years, ties with China will be more harmonious and there will be more mutual trust and the chance of conflict is slimmer.” All true, but it still does not address the question of where all this harmony is taking Taiwan. In his first term, Ma did everything he promised. Direct flights to China resumed in late 2008, a 2009 agreement between Taipei and Beijing facilitated investment flows between the two countries and a comprehensive trade deal was signed in June 2010. Ma’s victory this time was smaller than in 2008. Then, he had a lead of 17 percentage points; now he’s down to six. But, that’s probably due mostly to the country’s slow economic growth and the widening income gap between rich and poor in recent years. There is no evidence to suggest he lost votes because he was getting too close to China. So, here’s the question: If Ma, like almost everybody else in Taiwan, has no desire to live under communist rule, then why is there majority support for closer ties with a giant neighbour (that has about 65 times as many people) that refuses to recognize the legitimacy of Taiwan’s government? Beijing even threatens to attack Taiwan if it ever declares independence

capitalism with Chinese characteristics” — including a plague of corruption that mainly benefits Communist Party members. All this is tolerable while everybody’s income is rising, but it is no longer acceptable when incomes are falling. China is a capitalist country and it has not been granted some special exemption from the business cycle. Every once in a while, in capitalist economies,

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Canada’s premiers are taking a first step to reforming a public health-care system that is decades out of date, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Dr. John Haggie endorsed an announcement by premiers meeting in Victoria to fast-track solutions to structural problems that all agree cannot continue as the huge baby-boom generation begins to retire. And, he quickly cut through the political squabbling that has for years surrounded health-care funding. “The difficulty is that medicare has never evolved,” Haggie told reporters at the Council of the Federation meeting.

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BILL LIGERTWOOD Rational THOUGHTS Not surprisingly, it is the same faith Harper and most of his caucus adhere to: Christianity. Will the precepts of this religion hold special sway? If so, this office could be the thin edge of the wedge when it comes to blurring the line between church and state. We should strongly reject any move that uses Canadian taxpayers’ money to fund the advancement of the goals of any and all religions. Most Canadians would agree that religious intolerance and extremism is the source of much of the violence, mayhem and atrocities committed in the world. Canadians and recent immigrants to Canada are fortunate to live in a country where freedom of religion is protected, but the prejudices and abuses of religious power are not. The official voice of Canada must reflect that reality. Freedom of religion does not mean acceptance of religious practices of discrimination and violence against women, children, homosexuals or people of differing viewpoints and backgrounds. If it does, we really need another more powerful agency — the Canadian Office of Freedom from Religion.

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O START the year off, I want to discuss the Office of Religious Freedom, which is being set up by the Stephen Harper government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Given the weight of influence of conservative Christian ideology within Harper’s government, the somewhat Orwellian title of the new bureaucracy is more than a little worrying. Freedom of religion and conscience in Canada is already more than adequately protected by section 2 of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, so I can’t help wondering. What exactly, is the real, underlying purpose and role of Harper’s new faith police? As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, it will project Canada’s views on religion to the world stage. Apparently, the stillundefined scheme was devised after consulting with religious leaders, including those from the Vatican. Conspicuously absent from this discussion were representatives of the 40 per cent of Canadians who identify themselves as having no religion. We would have been glad to participate. It is my view the real reason we’re still in the dark about the purpose and function of the new office is a result of the Harper government’s obsession with making sure no one actually knows what it is up to when it comes to satisfying the rightwing Christian base that helped elect it into office. Given this pandering to Harper’s base of support, I have serious doubts the equally important notion of citizens living with freedom from religion will be a priority for this office. A similar agency in the U.S. State Department has been widely criticized for its excessive proselytizing of one religious faith.


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RITING TO THE morally corrupt church at Corinth, the apostle Paul sought to restore and channel the right use of bodily desires in the following words: “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God and you are not your own? “You are bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19,20) Christ and his crucifixion had been the theme of Paul’s evangelism to the pagan city of Corinth. As ever, when the message of our crucified redeemer is proclaimed, there were those who came under the conviction of sin and were born

NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH again into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. Among them were some of the most debauched citizens of the terrible city of Corinth. But, as Paul preached the glorious news of Jesus, God called a company of men and women whom He himself redeemed. Christians are a purchased people. Living in the thenenvironment of Corinth, having fallen so deep in the quagmire of sin,

they heard the apostle proclaim God had come in the person of His Son and had borne the penalty of their sin on the cross. How they must have rejoiced! They trusted in Him as their Saviour. Paul declared to them that the self-same blood that purchased redemption for them had purchased them as well. “You no longer belong to yourselves . . . You have been bought with a price.” The wonderful Old Testament story of Passover illustrates this. The same message shook some of the Corinthian believers to the very foundation of their beings. We have no right to live as we please. Jesus, who has died to redeem us from hell’s destruction, has also pur-

chased us to be the glad vassals of His throne. The price of purchasing us has been paid. Do we dare despise the value and the merit and the claims of his precious shed blood? Can it be some of us are living in defiance of the fact God has sacrificed His Son’s blood wherewith to claim us as His own? Paul had something else to tell the Corinthians. There is a purchase price that has been paid; there is also the presence of the Holy Spirit within them — Don’t you know your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you? God has acted upon the fact we do not belong to ourselves. The moment we exercised faith in Jesus God sent forth His Spirit into our hearts.

But, what for? One purpose is to set the standard of Jesus, to claim His possession, to say before men and angels: “This life belongs to the Redeemer. It does not belong to men. It does not belong even to the church, but it belongs to the Head, to the Christ of God.” And, if the Spirit of God is in the believer’s heart, it is for nothing less than that. God has dispatched the Holy Spirit into his heart to claim the territory His Son purchased. The tragedy is so many of us, like the Corinthians, refuse to listen to the pleadings of the Spirit. We love ourselves to such a degree we will not yield the rights which the Spirit claims for Lord Jesus. We are a purchased

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*Run Until Sold

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(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

(based on 3 lines)

Household items, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, furniture, etc.

Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max.)

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1 Issue...................................$16.30 1 Week ..................................$31.50 1 Month ............................. $104.00

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ALSTAR OILFIELD CONTRACTORS LTD.

Now Hiring: Solution Delivery Manager

is looking to fill the following positions:

Are you a “people person” with great communication skills and a knack for leading teams to greatness? If so, read on!

• OILFIELD CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS • OILFIELD CONSTRUCTION LEAD HANDS • STAINLESS AND CARBON WELDERS • B PRESSURE WELDERS • PIPEFITTERS • EQUIPMENT OPERATORS • EXPERIENCED OILFIELD LABOURERS

Visual Statement Inc. is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our growing team as Solution Delivery Manager. Recipients of the 2011 Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Award for Technology Innovation, Visual Statement offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits plan and a team-based culture to thrive within. Our ideal candidate will have the following education and experience: • Certificate/Diploma in Computer Science or equivalent experience • Minimum three years experience in Software Support • Minimum two years of management experience For a detailed description and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.visualstatement.com/careers or e-mail careers@visualstatement.com. The application deadline for this position is January 20, 2012. Visual Statement is a leading developer of software for law enforcement agencies within North America and is part of Trimble Navigation Ltd. (a publicly traded US company).

H2S Alive (Enform), St John (Red Cross) Standard First Aid and In House D&A test, are required. Please submit resume to hr@alstaroc.com or fax to 780-865-5829.

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LeTourneau Technologies Canada Ltd. is the factory authorized dealer for LeTourneau Log Stackers. Our log stackers are located throughout BC and we require a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our team in Prince George, BC. Working primarily in field service your skills and experience will be complimented with LeTourneau factory training to ensure our customer’s Log Stackers operate with minimal downtime and cost. Reporting to the service manager your responsibilities include diagnosing and repairing equipment in a timely manner, following safety guidelines, interacting with customers, preparing service reports and organizing field or shop jobs. While travel is part of the job, working extended hours will be required periodically. Your Interprovincial (Red Seal) Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Mechanic certificate is ideally suited for this role. Along with your 2 plus years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, experience in electrical systems, hydraulics and diesel engines will be considered an asset. LeTourneau offers an industry competitive wage, comprehensive benefit package including bonus plan, three weeks’ vacation to start, paid overtime, company service truck, expense account (Employer paid), factory training and the opportunity for advancement for the right person. The successful candidate should be a self-starter possessing strong communication skills, experienced with MS office, able to manage & prioritize multiple tasks and willing to learn new methods in a fast paced service driven environment. A valid driver’s license is necessary for this position. Interested applicants are invited to send a brief cover letter and resume outlining qualifications and experience before January 30, 2012 to: Howard Anton, Canadian Regional Manager LeTourneau Technologies Canada Ltd. 101-1558 South Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N1X3 E-mail - hanton@letourneautechnologies.com Thank you for your interest. Only the candidates selected of an interview will be notified.

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Career Opportunity Growing multi-line automotive dealership in Kamloops, B.C. has 1 career opportunities for a highly qualified individual.

• Collision Center 2nd, 3rd or Journeyman bodyman - Multi-Line The successful candidate will be a energetic self-starter with the ability to multi-task efficiently with minimal supervision. This position provides a competitive pay and benefits package. Only quality-conscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Cecil Bassett collisioncentre@zimmerwheatongm.com 695 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC Top of the Columbia Street Hill

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

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

Considering a Career in Real Estate? Century21

Desert Hills Realty provides training and tutoring.

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

Desert Hills The Local Experts™

to locate in Central BC Applicant must have Agricultural background.

1-877-840-0888

Experience or education in Irrigation design plus a strong mechanical aptitude would be a valued asset. For further information about Highlands Irrigation visit: www.thewaterpeople.com Please apply in confidence Attention Dick Ford thefords@hotmail.com or fax 250-392-5220

FULL TIME HELP WANTED NAYAAB INDIAN RESTAURANT Servers, Bartenders, Kitchen Helper Must have Serving it Right & Food Safe Fully Experienced Indian Chef $ 4000/mo.

Customer Services Representative 2 & 3

Fully Experienced Tandoori Chef $ 3000/mo.

Interior Savings Insurance is a locally owned and operated insurance agency with 15 branches.

Fully Experienced Sweet Maker $ 3400/mo.

As a valued member of our Sales & Service team, you will experience a workplace that is diverse, stimulating and rewarding. Our interactions with one another and our clients are based on respect and integrity, making Interior Savings Insurance a great place to work and build your career. Full Time, CSR 2 and CSR 3 – Kamloops, BC

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

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Call Today For Free Info Kit www.ThompsonCC.ca

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

Drop off resume to 561 Seymour between 12 noon & 2 pm.

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com FOODSAFE COURSE by certified Instructor 3rd Saturday of every month 8:30am-4:30pm $60 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

Career Opportunities

Full Time Marketing/ Administrative Position

Closing Date: January 29, 2012

Strong business, marketing and public communication skills are a must as well as general accounting knowledge.

Level 1 Insurance License o Completion of CAIB 1 or Fundamentals of Insurance o Completion of ICBC Autoplan Essentials 1-3 years job related experience in an insurance agency

Please email your resume to agravelle@berezan.ca along with salary expectations.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

250-376-7970

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1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare & present appeals. Bernie Hughes Toll Free 1877-581-1122.

HHDI RECRUITING

Berezan Management requires an experienced, highly organized, mature non-smoking individual to handle marketing and administrative duties for Sahali Centre Mall.

CSR 2:

Bill

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

The Customer Service Representative supports Interior Saving’s vision by providing new and existing clients with solutions to their insurance needs through Autoplan, personal lines or referrals.

Education and Experience:

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. Mar. 10th & 11th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday, February 4th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Education/Trade Schools

Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

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

CSR 3: Level 2 License o Completion of CAIB 1 or Fundamentals of Insurance o Completion of CAIB 2 & 3 2-4 years job related experience in an insurance agency For more information regarding these postings please see our website: www.interiorsavings.com Qualified applicants are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to: Interior Savings Insurance Services Human Resources Services 200-678 Bernard Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P3 Fax: 250-869-8339 Email: humanresources@interiorsavings.com We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact short-listed candidates

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca Inwood Trucking Ltd. Quesnel, BC has an immediate opening for a Truck and Trailer Mechanic. Must be able to work on logging trucks and work afternoon shift. Competitive wage and benefit package. Experience an asset. Please reply via fax to (250)992-6853 or email at inwoodtrucking@telus.net I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 I&T Educator or ECE with experience req’d F/T benefits fax resume to 250-828-6191

Education/Trade Schools

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

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B16 ❖ THURSDAY, January 19, 2012 Employment Help Wanted Logging Contractors & Truckers The Teal Jones Group is looking for Stump to Dump Logging Contractors to work in the Fraser Valley area. The total cut is 150,000m3/year. We are also looking for Owner / Operator Logging Truck Drivers for work in the Fraser Valley area. Interested parties can forward a resume or contact April Choquette Phone: 604-587-8700 Fax: 604-581-4104 Email: achoquette @tealjones.com Website: www.tealjones.com North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire production workers. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

TECHNICAL Outside Sales Representative Territory Manager. Norcan Fluid Power Ltd is an established 30 year old company with 7 branches in Western Canada. We are currently looking for an outside sales rep for our Prince George branch. Our ideal candidate will be a motivated, energetic individual with some hydraulic or mechanical knowledge and will be willing to learn as required. This position requires working within a team environment, building relationships with our customers, developing new business and providing customer service. The applicant will be well groomed and personable, self motivated and aggressive, have a minimum class 5 license and be willing to travel. Norcan offers an excellent compensation package including pension and full benefits Reply in confidence by Fax to 604-881-7833 or E-Mail to sbrown@norcanfluidpower.com www.norcanfluidpower.com

Registered CARE AIDES “Pride In Caring” Is AdvoCare Health Services Philosophy If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and be part of a company that is expanding its network, we are currently recruiting Care Aides to work on a casual basis, at Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Care Aide, must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY and have a registration # to be considered.

Classifieds Get Results!

Education/Trade Schools

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL OR CARPENTRY? We are currently accepting applications for a 19 week Construction Trades Training Program focusing on Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing. This program is being offered in Kamloops starting in February. Go to www.sica.bc.ca/pdf/CTTbrochureKA.pdf to see our brochure about the program. For more information and applications contact: Kym Behrns 250-574-9389 summer-ka@sica.bc.ca www.sica.bc.ca

FLAT ROOFERS Mid-City Roofing based in Kamloops B.C. requires experienced Flat Roofers. BUR, torch, singleply (TPO & PVC). Minimum 5 yrs experience. Lots of work, commercial & industrial projects.

Call:1.250.376.7663 or Fax: (1).250.376.2424 or E-mail:

midcityroofing@shaw.ca

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

Inland Kenworth, Kamloops, has openings for journeyman techs with MVI ticket, or apprentices, for Commercial transport. Shift work required. We offer excellent benefits. Email resume to mgellatly@ inlandkwbc.com or fax (250) 374-1234 attention Marshall.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Income Opportunity

To apply please e-mail: Jenni.Hicks@ advocarehealth.com or fax: 250-803-0515

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

Vittorio’s Restaurant seeking Evening Servers/ Prep Cooks Benefits Available. Apply w/resume after 3:00 PM 1820 Rogers Place

CASUAL RELIEF HOUSE PARENTS ICS is seeking casual relief house parents to provide a safe, respectful and caring environment for youth. Successful candidate(s) will have a Human Services Certificate or equivalent and relevant experience supporting children and youth with disabilities and/or challenging behaviors. Shifts are 24hrs (rotating) as needed. Please submit your resume to: INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES Attn: Sarah Bijl, HR Manager 765 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC V2B 3J3 sbijl@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca Fax: 250.376-3040

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HEALTHCARE

$1000

NOW HIRING Experienced Front Desk Clerks, Housekeepers & Servers for busy season

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Employment

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Inland Kenworth/Parker Pacific Equipment Kamloops is accepting resumes for Journeyman Equipment Field Service Tech. Must be experienced in all aspects of heavy equipment repair. Good hydraulic knowledge and logging equipment experience an asset. Email disaacs@ inlandkwbc.com, fax 250-3741234 or mail to 865 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 5N8 attention Darcy Isaacs

Journeyman

Central Alberta Automotive Dealership requires a Journeyman or 3rd year + apprentice Auto Body Technician. Competitive wages and Benefits. Moving allowance negotiable. Send your resume to info@lambford.com

Work Wanted

Small Ads work!

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

OfÀce Support

OfÀce Support

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team, in Ashcroft, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada.

Administrative Assistant Ashcroft, BC

TO APPLY: If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our community please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by January 27, 2012.

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Proudly Sponsored by the Southern Interior Construction Association

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Employment

Great People Design Great Products USNR is looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our Automated Lumber Grading and Lumber Handling product teams. Opportunities at our Salmon Arm, BC location include: • • • • •

Mechanical Design Process Control Development Software Development User Interface Design Field Service

If you are interested in joining an industry leading team that is developing the next generation of sawmill and planer mill technology, contact us at

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Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director will manage the development, implementation and maintenance of Lake Babine Nation (“LBN”) Services operational policies, practices and principles that provide for competent governance, accountability, effectiveness, transparency and efficiency; implement organizational vision; provide direction and support to the political and administration office. SALARY: negotiable QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduation with professional degree from a recognized university in Business, Human Resources or Finance preferred; Specialization that has been obtained through an exceptional combination of training, education and/or experience may be considered. • Experience of strategic leadership/senior management of not-for-profit organization or corporation; • Extensive experience with financial and human resources management; demonstrate knowledge & experience in leading First Nation Political or Advocacy organization would be an asset. • Background and knowledge base of issues facing First Nations in Economic Development; • Problem-solving, decision-making, financial and policy analysis; leadership role modeling/mentoring to encourage optimum performance by staff; • Superior written/oral communication/negotiation/ presentation skills to represent LBN dealings with multi-levels of government and various stakeholders; • Understanding of LBN History and mandate. Aboriginal rights, challenges, opportunities and political processes pertaining to First Nations; • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle. PROCEDURES 1. A cover letter, please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position. 2. Recent resume showing that you meet the basic Qualifications. 3. A photocopy of your Degree, Certification. DEADLINE: February 10, 2012 SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources Manager Lake Babine Nation P.O. Box 879, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Inquiries: Phone 250-692-4700 Only those applicants short listed will be contacted for an interview.


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Help Wanted Job Title: Position Type: Reports To: Subordinate Staff: Level/Salary Range:

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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Full-time TCC-Executive All Tahltan Central Council (TCC) Employees To Commensurate with Education and Experience

Chief Administrative Officer POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Tahltan Central Council Government Executive, primarily the President, the CAO is responsible for the day-to-day management of TCC’s operations. The CAO is responsible for the financial management and support to the Council, its committees and agencies. The CAO is responsible for coordinating the activities of all employees to ensure efficient delivery of public services approved by the Council. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES t Manages the day to day affairs of the councils, based on approved policies and bylaws of the Council. t Coordinates the development of policies and bylaws of the Council. t Prepares agendas and attends meetings of the Council and Council Committees. t Provides advice as required to the Council on matters of policy and finance. t Coordinates activities of TCC solicitor and other hired experts. t Ensures that risks are properly insured through the insurance provider. t Prepares and maintains current policies dealing with Council governance and management, e.g., finance, human resources, workplace safety, etc. t Coordinates information technology required by the operations. t Posts entries on a timely basis to the ledger. t Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all bank accounts. t Prepares regular financial reports for the Council and staff. t Prepares working papers for the auditor as required. t Prepares and presents draft budgets to the Council. t Monitors budgets regularly and takes action on variances. t Prepares applications and claims for all grants available to the TCC. t Prepares and submits the annual reports to government agencies as required. t Administers employee benefit program. t Performs all other assigned duties. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS t University degree with studies in Public or Business Administration; and t Two or more years in a senior public sector management position. The position will be based in Dease Lake, British Columbia at the TCC office. Dease Lake is located in the Northwest Region of British Columbia, approximately 600km north of Terrace and Smithers, BC via Highway 37. Please visit our website at www.tahltan.org for more information on the Tahltan Central Council Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, or CV to the address below: Attention: Annita Mcphee, President Email: annitamcphee@gmail.com Or info@tahltan.org Fax: 250-771-3020 Tahltan Central Council PO Box #69 Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO Phone: 250-771-3274 Deadline is January 31st, 2012

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Pets & Livestock

Alternative Health

Legal Services

Pets

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

Handypersons Stucco/Siding 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

Workshops & Events LOOKING TO Expand Your Horizons? Gulf Islands Film School Camps SPRING BREAK Learn from a pro! 1 and 2 week March 11, 18 & 25 Save$$ Earlybird Special til Jan 31 www.giftsfilms.com 1800.813.9993.

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Merchandise for Sale

Home Improvements

$100 & Under

Financial Services

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Pets & Livestock

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

call 250-374-0462

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Misc Services

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Lazy Boy swivel rocker recliner, sandy beige $350.00 mint condition 250-851-2557

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

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$400 & Under

Landscaping

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WE will pay you to exercise!

$200 & Under 10 sheets new treated 5/8 plywood $200 (250) 554-8031 4Sale wooden snow shoes 55 in long 12 in wide with harness like new $125 374-3773

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

Pets

$500 & Under

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

3 male Shit-tzu Bechon cross puppies, 8wks old, multi-colored, $350. (250)835-8616 Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Bichon-Shih-tzu pups, males only, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. CHOC, bl Lab pups. reg, 8 wks. $800. Salmon Arm. sayko1@telus.net. #250 833 1864

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

FLUFFY PUPPY PET GROOMING

PETE’S FIREWOOD

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

Firewood/Fuel

Master Groomer. Simply the Best. Just Ask Around. (250) 554-8983

HOME DELIVERY MIXED CORDS

250-434-0286

+ HST

ONLY $70 00 PER MO

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

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THOMPSON RIVERS

Kitchen Fitters

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

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

ROB TEIT 250-574-6838

Matus Contracting Renovations and Repairs Framing, Decks, Plumbing • 25 years experience • Estimates

Gerald 250.374.3325 C: 250.819.3325

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Rentals

Transportation

Townhouses

Cars - Domestic

Scrap Car Removal

Escorts

RUN UNTIL SOLD

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

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

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 FULLY renovated twhs in Brock. 4 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 1700sq ft, dble car garage. $1600 a month 250-852-0420

Transportation

(250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

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

Motorcycles

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ONLY $34.95(plus Tax)

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

Recreational/Sale

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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 2002 Chev Dutchman 22’ Class C MH, Sl 6, awning, rbth, gen, ac, 54,000km exc cond $28,500obo 320-8676 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $12,000 (250) 851-0209 84 19’ Vanguard 5th Wheel single axle, ladder, awning, 3 brnr stove/oven excellent shape $2800 250-828-2727

Cars - Domestic 1985 Mercury Grand MQS exc cond. power everything $2500 obo (250) 554-7985 First person to see the car is the lucky person 2002 Honda Accord Special Edition 84,000km it is worth it to come see the vehicle and make me an offer 376-2010 ask for George

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Transportation

Adult

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

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Packing material for moving

ALL Pro Escorts & Strippers.

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

Fast, friendly service. Always hiring. Cash/Visa/MC 250-372-7721 1-866-849-8603 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com

Trucks & Vans

AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PLEASURE 24/7

08Ford F150 8’ box 2 wd drive 5 speed manual 48,000 kms 8 tires $11,500 (250)800-0498

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2007 Chev 1500 reg cab lb, 2wd. 4.3ltr auto, ac, cd, canopy, bed mat exc cond 10,500obo (250) 320-8676

www.kamloops temptress.com 250-572-3623 Now hiring!

Sport Utility Vehicle

99DodgeCaravan 274000kms Runs great! Needs rack & pinion $3800, Call(250) 572-6108

Boats

SEXY PLAYMATES We are HOT, SWEET, and always DISCREET 3 girls to choose from all 19 years old GFE “discreet in call/out calls available” call or text (250) 318-9605

1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $14,000obo 376-4447

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Small ads, BIG deals!

Once you have finished reading the newspaper, don’t throw it away. Find another use for it. Newspaper makes great filler for packing household goods when moving. As soon as everything is unpacked, take the used newspaper to a recycling center near you.

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