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Teachers last went on strike in 2005. Results of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation strike vote are expected to be released today, which is one day before the BCTF’s five-year contract with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association expires. KTW file photo

Teachers’ strike vote tally released today By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

Parents, teachers and school administrators will find out today whether the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has voted in favour of job action — which could see the province’s 41,000 teachers, including more than 900 in the Kamloops-Thompson school district, work to rule in the fall. “I think it’s very important to what we believe public education should be,” said David Komljenovic, a Kamloops-based

member-at-large with the BCTF and former president of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association. Teachers are looking for improved wages and benefits, better working conditions, more prep time and the ability to deal with specifically local issues on a local level. The BCTF is expected to release job-action vote numbers this morning (June 29). Komljenovic said any potential job action would begin on Sept. 6, which is the first day of classes for the 2011-2012

school year. He said teachers would still teach and report to parents, and be allowed to supervise extracurricular activities, but would not perform any administrative duties — including taking part in staff meetings and tabulating attendance figures. He called the 2011 situation “very similar” to conditions the last time teachers approved job action, in 2005. “In ’05, we were legislated to end our campaign in October and then we engaged in a twoweek strike,” he said.

“We’re hoping that government does not intervene. We’re hoping collective bargaining can take its course.” Komljenovic said a strike is possible if the provincial government legislates teachers to end their work-to-rule campaign. “That’s up to the membership,” he said. Negotiations over class size and composition began following a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in April that found the 2001 removal of class size and composition legislation uncon-

stitutional. While the legislation remains unchanged, the government has agreed to a one-year timeline for discussions. The BCTF’s current five-year contract expires tomorrow (June 30). The current contract was ratified on June 30, 2006, and gave teachers a 16 per cent wage increase over the five-year life of the contract. Because the agreement was reached before a deadline imposed by the B.C. Liberal government, teachers were eligible to a $4,000 signing bonus.

Canada’s national game under national spotlight News of a Kamloops lacrosse player suffering a possible broken neck after being stomped on the head during a weekend home game at Memorial Arena has created headlines nationwide. The midget B game, which features players ages 15 to 18, took place on Sunday, June 26.

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FROM INDONESIA, WITH COLOUR Listeners were treated to an Indonesian cultural performance in the Alumni Theatre at Thompson Rivers University on Thursday, June 23. More than 100 Grade 7 and Grade 10 students from a private Islamic school in Jakarta, Indonesia, were visiting Kamloops and TRU for the past four weeks on a cultural- and language-learning visit. The colourful performance, which featured dazzling traditional costumes and musical instruments, was staged by the students as a way of showing appreciation to the city. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

Wet spring and summer means few water fines By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek

It’s just another sign of the lousy weather this spring and summer. The city has handed out just 14 fines to property owners for not following seasonal water restrictions since they came into effect on May 1. That number is down compared

to this point last late spring and early summer, which were also cool and wet. In 2010, the city issued 14 fines in May alone. In 2009, the city issued 26 fines in May. Brian Cassell, the city’s bylawservices supervisor, said it’s been a quiet year for water-restriction enforcement, noting he hasn’t yet even turned on his own sprinkler at home.

It only takes a quick look at the sky to figure out why nothing is happening on the ground. Weather statistics for May show the month was both colder and wetter than normal in Kamloops — and June hasn’t seen a significant change. But, water restrictions remain in effect, with transgressors subject to fines of $100. Though the city handed out

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warnings in the first few weeks after the restrictions came into effect, Cassell warned the grace period is over. “That’s it for warnings,” he said. “Everybody’s getting tickets now.” The majority of fines are based on calls from neighbours or bylawofficer observations. The city’s water restrictions, which are in place from May 1

to Aug. 31, allow even-numbered residential and commercial properties to sprinkle on even-numbered days. Odd-numbered properties can water on odd-numbered days. Manual sprinklers can be used from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 6 p.m. to midnight. Automatic irrigation can be used from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 6 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 6 a.m.




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Was wife a pain in the stomach? By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

The RCMP want to find 55-year-old Darcy Turner, who went missing after entering the Stein Valley on a vision quest.

Police on quest to find man in search of vision The search is on for a Kamloops man who was last seen more than three weeks ago when he entered a park near Lytton embarking on a vision quest. Darcy Brian Turner was reported missing last week. He entered Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park near Lytton on June 4, with plans to be picked up on June 19. Search crews, including two helicopters, a dog team and dozens of volunteers, began combing the area on June 20. “Every navigable part of the trail was searched, as well as several points of interest,” said RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “Currently, the trail is very challenging and offtrail travel is virtually impossible.” Moskaluk said the efforts of searchers have been hampered by remaining snowpack, blowdown, flooding, high water and steep terrain. “The only signs of Turner were two people who had contact with him on the way in and one pair of footprints located in the park,” he said. “There has been no sign found since June 21.” Moskaluk said the active ground-search phase is over, but the search will continue by air and water. Turner is a Metis man, standing between 5-foot7 and 5-foot-11, with brown eyes and shoulderlength grey hair. Police believe he is unshaven, possibly wearing a blue and black jacket, an orange T-shirt, khakicoloured pants, a blue-grey baseball hat and hiking boots. He might be carrying a blue backpack with a sleeping bag and blue tarp attached. Anyone with information about Turner’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lytton RCMP at 250455-2225.

A Kamloops man was unable to sleep off a serious stab wound over the weekend, so he is now recovering in hospital. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said Mounties were called to Royal Inland Hospital just after 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, after

a man walked into the hospital’s emergency room with a gash on his right forearm and a stab wound in his stomach. Investigators determined the 44-year-old man and his 39-yearold wife had been drinking the night before at the Kami Inn in downtown Kamloops. They returned to their Battle Street

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residence at about midnight and became involved in what Learned called “an alcohol-fuelled argument. “At some point, the verbal argument became physical,” he said. The man told police he remembers feeling a “sharp pain” in his abdomen, but wasn’t sure what had caused it.

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She was later released on a promise to appear in court to face a charge of assault causing bodily harm. Learned said there is no history of domestic violence between the couple. The stab wound pierced the victim’s colon and he remained in hospital as of KTW press time. His wife is slated to appear in court on July 11.

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“After the argument, the couple cleaned up the mess and went to bed for the evening,” Learned said, adding the man’s wife “tended to his wound” in bed. “Pain finally forced the man to seek medical attention in the morning,” Learned said. After speaking to a lawyer, the wife turned herself in to police on Saturday afternoon.

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Kamloops man seriously injured in Kelowna A 52-year-old Kamloops man was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after suffering serious injuries in a collision on a Kelowna street on the weekend. The victim was walking with a 25-year-old Kelowna man down a residential street in Rutland at about 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, when the pair was struck by an SUV driving on the wrong side of the road. Police said the Kamloops man suffered broken bones and a collapsed lung, but is expected to recover. The 25-year-old victim suffered minor injuries. Kelowna Mounties said the 32-year-old driver of the SUV is now facing charges of impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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LOCAL NEWS WALKING 4 JUSTICE AGAIN Walk 4 Justice co-founder Gladys Radek (second from right) joins a large group of supporters at the Kamloopa Indian Arbour on Saturday, June 25 as Neskonlith Band Chief Judy Wilson (right) signs the banner showing her support for their justice walk across Canada. The walk is held to bring attention to the plight of murdered and missing woman across Canada. Participants began their walk in Prince Rupert on June 9 and hope to arrive in Ottawa on Sept. 19. For more information, go online to Dave Eagles/KTW

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If you’ve ever wondered what kind of projects the city plans to build this year with your tax dollars, there’s now an easy way to find out. The city has added to its website an interactive Google map that tracks the majority of the capital projects planned for 2011. Kristen Meersman, the capitalprojects manager, said the city wanted to provide a visual resource for residents to follow projects for the year. The new map provides a location, brief description of each project, the start and completion date, the estimated cost and an email contact for any follow-up questions. The city is expected to spend roughly $40 million on capital projects this year. Some of the larger projects include the multi-year sewage-treatment plant

upgrade, the multi-year universal water-meter installation program, the new Aberdeen firehall, the Valleyview interchange pedestrian and bike upgrades and the new Mt.Dufferin/ Hillside Drive water main. As part of the city’s five-year capital plan, the city is expecting to spend another $40 million in 2012. That capital-project budget then drops to $20 million each for the following three years. Meersman noted a large part of the high-dollar figures in the next two years comes from the sewagetreatment plant project and universal water-metering program. Other projects include various storm upgrades, local road and utility reconstruction, local road asphalt overlay, crack sealing and arterialroad rehabilitation. Residents can view the map online at shtml.


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Lacrosse ‘stomp’ leads to police probe By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

A Kamloops teenager suffered a possible broken neck after a violent “head stomp” during a youth lacrosse game against a team from Kelowna over the weekend, police say, and the player accused of levelling the blows has been suspended indefinitely. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said two youth teams — one from Kamloops and one from Kelowna — were playing a lacrosse game at Memorial Arena at noon on Sunday, June 26. Investigators are still trying to sort out the details, but Learned said it appears a 15-year-old player on the Kamloops team was running down the floor when he was cross-checked and knocked down by a Kelowna player. “The Kelowna player then allegedly stopped and stomped on the head of the Kamloops youth,” Learned said, noting the victim was taken to hospital to be assessed for a possible broken bone in his neck. Learned described lacrosse as “a very

physical game,” and said police only investigate such incidents when “there is an allegation contact between two players went outside the boundaries of the game itself. “There has to be some reasonable action taken if the contact was outside the norm for what is expected in that sport,” he said. Learned said the Kelowna player could face assault charges, depending on what the police investigation uncovers. Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association president Clint Alexander told KTW he couldn’t offer any details about the incident, but said the suspect Kelowna player won’t be suiting up any time soon. “I’m aware of this incident and I’m not free to comment,” he said. “The player in question from Kelowna has been suspended indefinitely.” Alexander said the player’s eligibility will be reviewed once investigations by the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association and the RCMP have concluded. Kamloops Minor

Lacrosse Association president Ellie Bradley is also remaining tightlipped. “I will not comment on the details of this incident as it is under police investigation,” she wrote in an email to KTW, following repeated attempts to contact her. “I have been in contact with the player’s family. “Everyone involved with Kamloops Minor Lacrosse is thinking of them at this time and we pray that this young man will have a full recovery.” The 15-year-old victim has since been released from hospital. Police said he is now wearing a neck brace. Mounties are now speaking to as many witnesses to Sunday’s alleged incident as they can. Police are also looking for any video or photos taken at the game. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 250828-3000.

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In 2008, assault charges were laid after an altercation during a high school rugby game between Merritt and Sa-Hali secondary schools. In that instance, a 17-year-old player on the Merritt team was charged after throwing a “hammer punch” during a scrum. He admitted in court to throwing the punch, but said he was hop-

ing to intimidate the Sa-Hali players, who he said were fierce rivals of the Merritt side. After listening to evidence from rugby coaches about the nature of the game, as well as witnesses to the punch itself, Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame found the player not guilty. “There is implied consent in this sport to a great range of

risk of injuries from bruises and broken noses through to hyperextended limbs and even broken necks,” she said. “Some occur every game. Some are, fortunately, very rare.” Frame referenced a set of “unwritten rules” by which rugby roughhousing is governed. She said the players involved were playing “outside the [written]

rules of the game,” but not outside the unwritten code. “It was within the scope of consent and not so inherently dangerous as to be excluded from implied consent,” she said.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony officially opens Kamloops’ best & most affordable Seniors Residence Fraserview Developments General Manager Curtis Schlosser and dignitaries officially opened Ridgepointe at Pineview on June 23. Active 55+ Seniors looking to move into an independent retirement community now have a NEW choice. The opportunity to experience all inclusive living is now a reality with Ridgepointe at Pineview. The NEW Independent retirement community opened April 1st. Those choosing to live at Ridgepointe are going to have an unparalleled lifestyle. Ridgepointe provides all the benefits and activities for any active lifestyle. With so many cultural and recreational activities to choose from both inside and out... boredom is never an option!

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The side in Kamloops wanting to retain the harmonized sales tax in the upcoming mail-in referendum is getting a boost from a visit by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon. The minister will be in town today (June 29) at the Kamloops Convention Centre for a luncheon sponsored by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. The chamber has called Falcon’s visit as “a great opportunity to learn about the upcoming HST referendum and how B.C. plans to strengthen support for entrepreneurs.” Falcon has made several appearances around the province in an effort to convince people to vote “no” in the HST referendum, which would keep the controversial tax as a “no” vote would be a vote against extinguishing the tax. Falcon’s speaking tour took him to the Victoria Chamber of Commerce last week,


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next three years — to 10 per cent from 12 per cent — and issue $175 rebate cheques to parents for each child under 18 and lowerand-modest-income seniors this year. Premier Christy Clark met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week, but she said afterwards she did not discuss the possible repayment of a $1.6-billion federal transition payment if voters reject the HST. There will be no negotiations until the province knows the fate of the HST, which won’t be until August, Clark said.

to parts of the province, but most were hung up by a labour dispute at Canada Post, which ended on Tuesday, June 28, when workers were expected to be at work following the federal government’s back-towork legislation. Falcon denied his ministry is using its advertising campaign to persuade people to vote “no” in the referendum and keep the HST, saying the ads are all factual information. “We support HST, we think it is the right public tax policy,” Falcon said. “But I think that information campaign is about saying to the public, get informed.” Falcon’s visit to Kamloops today comes nearly a week after the NDP’s smallbusiness critic was in Kamloops to discuss the effect of the HST on the hospitality sector. In May, the provincial government promised to cut the harmonized sales-tax rate by two percentage points over the

where he told business leaders they can “unashamedly” advocate for a harmonized sales tax with a lower rate. Business people reminded Falcon that not all of them support the HST, and asked why the rate reduction from 12 to 10 per cent can’t take place right away. Falcon replied that the loss of that much revenue has to be phased in over three years, as the federal government did when it lowered the goods and services tax. Reducing it faster would risk downgrading the province’s triple-A credit rating, Falcon said, so the B.C. government chose to offer $200 million worth of transition payments to families with children and seniors with income less than $40,000 a year instead. Speaking to reporters after the speech, Falcon said he believes about 20 per cent of people are still undecided about the HST. Referendum ballots have been distributed


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On the road to an accident in the Tournament Capital


HE CAR WAS IN THE other lane, the proper lane. It was travelling about 50 km/h, right at the speed limit. It was going through a busy intersection and it had a solid green light. Yet, it came within a foot of being part of an ugly head-on collision with another car that was moving by the inch, edging ever so slightly to the left. To see (add an inch . . . ) if a left turn (add an inch . . . ) was possible — SWOOSH! That would be the sound heard and felt by the driver of the car trying to make a left turn from Hugh Allan Drive, south onto Highway 5A, which leads into the city from Sahali/Aberdeen. If you have ever used that intersection and attempted to turn left at that spot during busy weekday morning as commuters head to work, you probably know that SWOOSH well. Countless are the times I have seen or been involved in a near-catastrophe due to an intersection that is in serious need of repair. realignment, re-jigging — whatever it is that can fix the death trap that faces drivers travelling east on Hugh Allan Drive as it crossed Highway 5A and becomes Summit Drive. Each year, ICBC released the most accident-prone intersections in cities and towns across the province. In Kamloops, Eighth Street/Fortune Drive, Columbia Street/McGill Road, Columbia Street/Summit Drive and Highway 1/Vicars Road seem to always dominate stats culled from accidents. If near-crashes were added to the list, surely Hugh Allan/Highway 5A would garner inclusion. There are experts in city hall and in Victoria who are paid to ensure the roads are safe. But, simply driving these roads


MUSINGS day in and day out can reveal more than guidelines covering distance, speed, lane width and median placement. An easy solution at Highway 5A/ Hugh Allan might be to install a leftturn signal for eastbound traffic, if only between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and again for an hour or two during the late afternoon rush. Of course, this being Canada — where conversation centres on hockey, the weather, traffic and hockey — I would be remiss if I did not include a few other traffic-design nightmares in the Tournament Capital. • Take the eastbound Highway 1 exit at Pacific Way — please. Vehicles coming off the freeway arrive at a stop sign at Hugh Allan Way where, during various times of the day, crossing traffic is so dense that making a left turn is virtually impossible. The fact this stop sign is within spitting distance of the traffic light at Pacific Way/Hugh Allan Drive adds to the congestion. Who designed this? • For the genius who signed off on the parking lot design of the Summit Shopping Centre, I suggest a penalty of being forced to park an RV — nosefirst — into one of the stalls on the north side of the development and back out, repeatedly.

The parking spots in front of the row of stores housing The Old Town Market, Cob’s Bread and Summit Meats are adjacent to a corridor that has to be the narrowest possible permitted under city guidelines. Anyone who has tried to manoeuvre in and out of this area knows exactly what I mean. • The yield command facing southbound traffic trying to drive onto Overlanders Bridge. The yield sign means just that — yield — yet doing so during busy times means having vehicles stacked all the way up the on-ramp, creating a stressed-out and impatient line of vehicles breathing down the neck of the lead vehicle inhibited by the yield sign as traffic whizzes by. Perhaps the pressure is why many drivers treat the yield sign as a merge icon and create havoc for unsuspecting southbound drivers on Fortune. • Finally, a traffic jam just waiting to be spread on drivers in Aberdeen: The Esso gas station at Rogers Way and Highway 5A has received approval to add a Tim Hortons drive-thru to its building. The addition of another of the iconic donut and coffee franchise speaks to the roaring success of the franchise named for the former Maple Leaf defenceman — and kudos to the double-double machine for seeing success a mere block from an already busy standalone store just down Rogers Way. However, unless the city has a plan to guide traffic out of the Esso/Tim Hortons and east on to Rogers Way (and a traffic light is out of the question as the intersection is a Dylan Armstrong shotput toss away), be prepared for caffeinefuelled congestion. Have I missed any questionable road planning? Let me know at

There is some irony that, as Liberal MLA John Les introduced a bill that might lead to the election of senators in B.C., Prime Minister Stephen Harper was appointing new members to the upper house. Ironic because it was the Reform Party — precursor to the Conservatives — that brought the idea of substantial Senate reform closer to reality than ever before. It was, in fact, a key part of the Reform platform: A Senate that was equal, elected and effective. Although that concept of the ‘Triple E’ Senate has since been tempered by political realities (like reopening the constitutional debate), reform remains a goal for many politicians. Of course, what to do with the Senate has been a Canadian pastime for decades. Many, including the opposition NDP, see little use for this “house of sober, second thought” and would rather see it abolished, rather than revamped. Others see it as a chance to improve the democratic process in Canada. For too long the Canadian Senate has had all the appearance of a private club, where its promise of lifetime membership was seen as the ultimate reward for party fidelity (remember Sen. Andrew Thompson, who served Canada from his abode in Mexico?). It has been political tradition for the prime minister of the day to stock the Senate with selections who were sympathetic to the governing party’s views. Harper faced that same accusation when he recently appointed three new members to Senate — all Conservative candidates who were defeated in the recent federal election. Still, there is hope. It is expected the Conservatives will introduce changes that will give provinces greater say over how candidates are chosen. The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Les serves as an important step toward that necessary reform.



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Re: Tearful over Teddy’s disappearance: “Keep an eye on your pets. Punks, vandals, birds of prey — so many things can take a small animal.” — posted by animalrightsalso

Re: Falcon urges business to sell HST: “Business had one year to sell us the HST by lowering prices and hiring new people. “All that has happened in the last year are higher prices and job losses. “In life, what is theory is not usually reality. “Vote ‘yes’ to get rid of the HST.” — posted by David Berreath “Wait a minute, Kevin — that much revenue loss? This tax was featured as revenue-neutral “There is no argument not to lower the tax immediately, other than the feds won’t let us. We gave up control of our own taxation. “Stop lying to us, Kevin. “You are going down in the next election because you treat us the same way Gordo did. You are just, Gordo Junior.” — posted by IslandMan

Teachers, like all, deserve due process Editor: Re: Dale Bass’s column of June 16, regarding response to alleged teacher misconduct (‘Common sense should often trump rigid contract language’): Due process is one of the hallmarks of a civilized society. Teachers, as with other citizens in society, are entitled to due process when allegations of misconduct arise. By law, every contract must include due-process provisions around discipline and such actions must occur only for “just and reasonable cause”.

This prevents employers from applying bias or prejudice in their findings. The contract between teachers and the school board contains all the tools necessary for administrators to investigate allegations by parents. These provisions were freely negotiated with the board and the board has the duty to follow that process. Further, those provisions are not rigid and have resulted in consequences for teachers when the actions warrant it. However, every

complaint or allegation should not result in a finding prior to a process being completed to determine whether there is just cause. When I had administered the collective agreement on behalf of teachers, the contract could not be rigid as every situation was different. The parties would often meet to discuss the findings and both parties often agreed with the outcomes. However, due process has to be followed to prevent abuse. Due process cannot be compromised

They are asking us to believe them, but cannot show us proof they can do it. If you build your house next to a pig farm, shame on you. But, if the pig farm wants to build next to a residential area, the laws of the land should protect you. Where is the protection for the Knutsford and Aberdeen residents? If there were three proposed mine sites — one in Aberdeen, one in Batchelor Heights and a third in Sun Rivers, would we be more concerned? Quiet evenings barbecuing on the deck, leaving your windows open, the quiet enjoyment of your property — these will all be lost for a large number of our taxpaying neighbors. Our community leaders and citizens need to have some vision. What type of community do we want Kamloops to be? In what direction do we want it to move? Tourism, retirement communities and a huge mine within the city do not mix. When is the last time you booked a vacation in a mine?


by hearsay but, when there are legitimate complaints, there is a process administration can access. Bass is wrong to place blame on the union or teachers for the situation she describes in her column, when it is the administration that seems unwilling to utilize the investigation process it has at its disposal. David Komljenovic BC. Teachers’ Federation executive committee member-at-large Kamloops

Location, not industry, problem with mine Editor: Naturally, the proposed Ajax mine that would be located within Aberdeen and in Knutsford, south of Kamloops, is a very polarizing issue, prompting very emotional responses. I fully understand Kamloops is a mining town and that many of our neighbors earn their living in mining, directly or indirectly. We all benefit from this industry. However, what is unique here is the proximity of the proposed mine to the city. Some say it is within city limits, but certainly within two kilometres of some of our finer subdivisions. The mining company claims it will keep the noise below 120 decibels. I have been to rock concerts quieter than that. Mine proponents claim they will control the dust and all other environmental issues, yet they cannot identify one of their mines this close to a city where they successfully do so — not one. This has to be red flag.


We all need to become informed, avoid becoming emotional and get the facts correct. We need to become aware of the facts so we can discus it in an informed manner. Ajax is not going to give us the facts. Did company officials tell us the mine would be less than two kilometres from subdivisions? Have they said how much water they will use? Can they show us one mine site where noise and dust are controlled? I attended the recent information meeting and one thing is clear to me — most people are not opposed to the industry; they are appalled at the location and the negative impact on our town. Ray Cain Kamloops

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Atheist column uses Jesus YES 35% Christ’s words NO 65% Editor: Re: Rational Thoughts column of June 24 (‘Explain religion to children through stories’): I find it very interesting that Erin Mitchell (while quoting regular columnist Bill Ligertwood) finishes up her column on how to explain religion and its worthlessness (in their eyes) to children with a quote from no less than Jesus Christ: “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” Did Mitchell or Ligertwood even know who was being quoted? In the interests of intellectual honesty, I have a challenge for both Mitchell and Ligertwood: Since both obviously have found at least one item of worth in Christ’s words, I challenge them to check out what else He had to say. They never know what they might discover. Monna Manhas Kamloops

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For Hannah Temple, reading is considered a family value. So, it’s not a novel activity for her two kids to open up a book — even when summer holidays beckon. That interest in books hasn’t stopped the Kamloops mother from enrolling her kids in a long-running program that will help to ensure they stay on top of their reading in the months between classes. The Summer Reading Club, which is offered by the Kamloops Library through the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, is a fun and easy way to get kids on their summer holidays to open a book and keep their reading skills sharp. “I just thought it’s a great way to encourage my kids to read throughout the summer,” said Temple, who noted it was the first time signing her kids up for the program. The reading club, which has been offered for more than 20 years, is a free program in which kids between the ages of six and 12 keep track of what they read for seven weeks during July and August. The library is also offering a Read-to-Me club for children under the age of six. The kids are issued a reading record in which they keep track of their reading on weekly basis and, each time they complete a reading, they get a sticker and entered into a draw for weekly prizes. The reading material possibilities are endless, from comic books to magazines and anything they read for fun — even material not signed out at the library. Kids who have all their stamps at the end of the program are entered into a district-wide prize draw that includes a picnic basket with portable DVD player. They will also receive a special club medal or ribbon. Brianna McIlquhan, the project assistant for the reading club at the North Kamloops Library, said the club is flexible, noting kids can get their reading book stamped if they miss a few weeks while on holiday. “It’s a fun way just to keep kids interested in reading for the summer when they’re out of school,” she said, adding kids who don’t keep up their reading during the summer break are often behind in their literacy when they return to school in the fall. Just to give some of the kids a few reading ideas, the club offers weekly meetings and activities based

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on a specific theme. This year’s reading club topic is Savour Each Word, which involves food-themed activities. Most of the club’s reading activities, which parents are expected to attend with their kids, will fall on Mondays. The club has proven to be a popular summer activity. Already, more than 300 kids have signed up for the program this year. About 800 in Kamloops signed up last year. The reading club begins on July 4 and runs until Aug. 27. For more information, call the children’s department at the Kamloops Library at 250-372-5245, the North Kamloops Library at 250-554-1124 or go online to

Please be advised that construction for the City of Kamloops Valleyview Drive Multi-use Path Phase #2 will be on going from June to November 2011. Affected areas are: • Battle Street from Hwy 97 exit ramp to Columbia Street. The two west bound lanes will be merged into one lane for the project duration. • Valleyview Drive from Rosehill Road to Battle Street. • Columbia Street from Nicola Street to Battle Street. • Lorne Street from 15th Avenue to Taylor Road. Expect traffic stoppages. Please plan your travel accordingly. A 1 m wide corridor will be opened for the pedestrians and cyclists along Battle Street.

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Flood threat eases City officials will still keep an eye on the river By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

After a few uneasy weeks of rising river levels, it appears flood concerns are starting to dry up. City officials said the Thompson River reached its highest level on Saturday, June 25, at 343.1 metres, but by Monday, June 27, the river had fallen 18 centimetres. The river reached its fifthhighest level in the last 15 years. Tom Marstaller, the city’s utilities-service manager, said he’s cautiously optimistic the flood threat is receding, but added he doesn’t want residents to lower

their guard when it comes to dealing with the river. “I wouldn’t want to make it sound like we’re completely out of the woods,� he said. Instead, the city will continue to monitor the river levels and forecast in the coming days. But, word the river level is receding will likely be greeted as good news by boat lovers. The city has also spent the last couple of days re-evaluating the closure of boat launches and a decision on whether to reopen them will be made today. Marstaller said the city will make the determination based on the upcoming forecast and data from the last few days.

The boat launch was closed on June 17. Residents were also warned to stay out of the water. According to the River Forecast Centre, the cool April and May led to a delay in the onset of snow melt by up to four weeks. As a result, a significant amount of water was left to drain into the rivers. The city posts on its website ( river levels measured at Overlanders Bridge. For more information, residents can also go online to the forecast centre website at bcrfc.

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HELIPAD TO BE UPGRADED It can be a bit of a drive from Kamloops Airport to downtown, especially is you’re having a medical emergency. Soon, residents from around the region being flown into Kamloops for medical treatment won’t have to make that drive by ambulance, as upgrades to Royal Inland Hospital’s helipad have been approved. The upgrades got the green light after the Thompson Regional Hospital District (TRHD) voted in favour of funding a portion of the project on June 23. The cost to upgrade the helipad is estimated at around $750,000, with the TRHD funding 40 per cent, while the remainder is coming from the Interior Health Authority. Last August, Transport Canada advised the IHA and the BC Ambulance Service that the helicopter being used to transport critically ill patients to RIH was too large for the heli-

port’s certification. RIH’s helipad is certified to accommodate helicopters up to 13 metres in length. The helicopter used by BC Ambulance Service is 17 metres. Since the notification, the ambulance service has been transporting most patients to the Kamloops airport for transfer to RIH by ground ambulance. “We are very pleased with the decision of the Regional Hospital District to once again work with us on a vital investment in health care for the residents of the Thompson region,” said Interior Health Board chairman Norman Embree. “We are now in a position to move forward with expansion of the helipad to ensure the safety of patients, staff, paramedics and flight crews.” After a review, the IHA considered an upgrade to the existing helipad as the most effective short-term solution.

Cook up a Caribbean feast tonight Get a little Caribbean in your diet with Kamloops Immigrant Services. The organization has secured the services of chef Roger Dindayal from Trinidad and Tobago to teach how to cook food from the region. Best of all, those who take the classes will delight in tasting their creations. Classes are held tonight (June 29) and tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kamloops Immigrant Services office at 109 Victoria St., in the downtown core. Cost is $30 per person, $20 for students, while group rates are available. Cost includes the course, copies of the recipe and a discount on Kamloops Immigrant Services’ upcoming publication of an international cookbook. Call Keisha at 250-372-0855 or email keisha@ for more information, or register in person at Kamloops Immigrant Services. Payment is required in advance and space is limited to 30 people per night.

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NORTH SHORE NEWS Telus has given the North Kamloops Library $125,000 for its computer lab. KTW file photo

Telus supports library Telus has donated $125,000 to the North Kamloops Library to be used for its new computer lab. The money comes from a 12-month campaign by the telecommunications company to donate $100 for every new Telus TV subscription in the area. “Telus views our commitment to the local communities as a priority and important part of our culture,” said Bert Braybrook, Telus director of customersolutions delivery for the Kamloops/ Cariboo region. Braybrook made the presentation at the recent ThompsonNicola Regional District’s board meeting.

The money is in addition to a $30,000 contribution Telus had already made for the lab. The North Kamloops Library serves around 224,000 patrons per year. The computer lab offers free courses that encourage participation and learning opportunities for anyone to become computer and information literate. “We’re pleased to see Telus support our library system,” said TNRD chairman and Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. “This money could not be spent in a better way than to support literacy and reading for all.”

Airport a busy place Kamloops Airport experienced an eight per cent decrease in the number of travellers passing through it in May. The decrease was expected, however, because in May 2010, low introductory fares had been offered on new routes out of Fulton field. Fares are now back at their normal levels. In May 2011, 19,474 travellers used the airport; during the same month last year, 21,131 went through its doors. Air Canada and

WestJet are now operating their summer schedules, with Air Canada providing five daily flights to Vancouver. It has increased its number of departures to Calgary daily to three. WestJet has adjusted its Calgary flight schedule to include a 7 a.m. departure and 7:35 p.m. arrival. The airport has also installed new parking equipment and will start expanding its parking facilities later this summer.

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Soggy spring breeding many mosquitoes The ThompsonNicola Regional District has a multitude of programs in place for battling mosquito control and the West Nile virus. With mosquito season in full swing, here’s some facts, tidbits and useful information about everything mosquito related, courtesy of the regional district:

Nuisance mosquito control program The TNRD has had a nuisance mosquito control program in place for more than 30 years. The program is operated in electoral areas A, O, P, J and L and in Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase and Logan Lake. The program is operated by BWP Consulting Inc. The majority of the program is focused on floodwaters of the North and South Thompson rivers and early spring snowmelt pools in the grasslands around Pritchard, Pinantan, Logan Lake, Knutsford, Paul Lake and Lac Le Jeune. Control of nuisance mosquitoes is accomplished by monitoring more than 450 known larval development habitats. When larvae are present, they are treated with a larvicide containing a metabolite of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis (Bti). BWP Consulting Inc. uses between 10,000 and 12,000 kilograms of larvicide yearly. Certified technicians in the field wearing backpack blowers do treatments. Staff members put on waders and walk into standing water and use the blowers to apply the larvicide, which is attached to a corncob carrier. When the major rivers flood and there is extensive habitat, a helicopter contractor is hired to apply larvicide from the air.

BWP Consulting Inc. monitors the standing water and instructs the helicopter pilot as to what water requires treatment. They then follow the helicopter and act as ground support to fill the helicopter seeder. The larvicide is safe for fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptile — and is even safe for other invertebrates and insects, other than mosquito larvae. Nuisance mosquitoes are usually from the genera Aedes. These mosquitoes generally emerge all at once and are aggressive and persistent mammal biters. Most of these only bite once and then lay their eggs and die, so they do not have the opportunity of picking up West Nile virus and then passing it along the next time they bite.

This means they have the opportunity of picking up the virus from an infected bird and passing it on to another animal when they bite again. The population of Culex mosquitoes peaks in late July or August, when most nuisance mosquitoes have already died off. Because people are no longer avoiding the

persistence of the nuisance mosquitoes, they often let their guard down in these months and stop wearing mosquito repellent. However, even though there are fewer mosquitoes in late summer, the ones still around are primarily the West Nile virus species, so people should continue to take precautions until mid-

September. BWP Consulting Inc. is now treating surface waters with Bti, using both blowers and helicopters in places such as the Nicola Valley. They will also be treating nearly 4,000 catch basins with the bacteria Bacillus sphaericus in Kamloops, Chase, Barriere, Clearwater, Clinton,

Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Lytton. BWP Consulting Inc. is setting nearly 50 mosquito traps throughout the regional district and will be identifying mosquitoes captured to determine areas where West Nile virus species are present. They will collect mosquitoes at these sites weekly for 10 weeks.

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How loooooooooooooooong is 22.21 metres? Dylan Armstrong broke his own Canadian shot-put record four times on Saturday, June 25, at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Calgary, with his best toss of 22.21 metres also landing as the longest throw in the world this year. How far is 22.21 metres? Well, it is also almost 73 feet. Here are some figures to put the Kamloops phenom’s achievement into perspective: • If Armstrong’s historic throw was repeated 17 times, the distance would equal the height of the Empire State Building. • The Royal Carribean’s Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship was lengthened in 2008 by 73 feet, becoming the largest such ship to go through the process. • Armstrong’s toss travelled as far as almost 11 Zdeno Charas, laid out head-to-foot. • His throw would have spanned the full length of the rare pygmy blue whale that washed ashore in New Zealand last month. • If Armstrong made that toss 45 times, he would have thrown exactly one kilometre. • His throw was a full 13 feet longer than the distance between the goal line and the closest blue line on an NHL rink. • The men’s shot weighs 16 pounds.

Dylan Armstrong trained under the watchful eye of National Throws Centre head coach Anatoliy Bondarchuk at the Tournament Capital Centre on Tuesday, June 21. On Saturday, June 25, Armstrong toppled his own Canadian shot-put record, launching the 16-pound sphere 22.21 metres. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Dylan Armstrong was careful not to get ahead of himself, but the Kamloops product does have at least one eye on American Randy Barnes’ worldrecord throw of 23.12 metres. “Do I think it’s impossible? No, not at all,” said Armstrong, who won his sixth national shot-put title with a 22.21-metre throw at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, which were held on Saturday, June 25, at Foothills Athletic Park in Calgary. “It’s another goal, for sure. I would say I need more time to be able to achieve that mark. I think I could take a real good crack at it in the next two to three years.” Four of Armstrong’s six throws — 22.21, 21.89, 21.78 and 21.75 — at nationals were among the 10 longest recorded in worldwide shot-put competition this year. Each of those four throws was also better than Armstrong’s old Canadian mark of 21.72 metres, which he set in San Diego on April 23. The gold-medal winning hoist in Calgary was also the longest throw recorded by anyone on the planet this year. “I’ve been training real well, especially over the last month,” said Armstrong, who is competing today (June 29) at the International Classic in Edmonton before hopping a plane to Switzerland for a Diamond League meet on Thursday, June 30. “I knew I had it in me and it just kind of came together for me on that day. I just kind of went after it.” The hulking shot putter’s schedule does not get any easier after Thursday’s meet in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Armstrong will be back in Vancouver on Friday, July 1, for the Harry Jerome International Track Classic. In July, Armstrong, who is ranked No.1 in the Diamond League’s shot-put standings, will make stops in Birmingham, England, Toronto, Fontvieille, Monaco, and Stockholm, Sweden, before returning home to Kamloops. Armstrong will spend most of August in the River City training with National Throws Centre coach Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk in preparation for the world track and field championships, which run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 in Daegu, South Korea. The 30-year-old does not have a specific distance in his head that he would like to throw this year. He just wants to keep getting better at every meet. “I won’t give you a number because you just never know,” said Armstrong, “but I’m definitely hoping for a bigger result than [22.21 metres] in the major competitions this year.” Barnes, who was 23 when he set the world-record mark in 1990, was suspended on multiple occasions for violating anti-doping laws. Armstrong said shot putters usually peak between the ages of about 31 and 35. If he’s right, that leaves Armstrong five years to add .91 metres onto his current personal best, but he isn’t paying too much attention to those numbers. “I’m just going to go out there and try to compete to win,” he said.

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Blazers trade for defenceman The Kamloops Blazers acquired 18-year-old defenceman Marek Hrbas in a trade with the Edmonton Oil Kings, a Monday, June 27, club press release said. Hrbas, a Plzen,


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in 64 games with Edmonton last season. He is five-footeight and weighs 180 pounds. Kamloops traded its fifth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and the 18th overall pick in today’s (June 29) CHL Import Draft in exchange for Hrbas and the 27th overall pick in today’s import draft. “We are pleased to add another puckmoving defenceman to our hockey club,” Blazers GM Craig Bonner said. “This move solidifies one of our two import spots with a player who has played in North America for the past two years.”

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The Senior C Kamloops Rattlers received a late goal from captain Mark Jurista to edge the Armstrong Shamrocks 9-8 in Okanagan Xtreme Lacrosse League action at Memorial Arena on Friday, June 24. Jurista, who’s foot speed has earned him the moniker Wheels, scored with less than a minute to play. AJ Lockwood assisted on the gamewinning marker. The Rattlers trailed 8-5 with about six minutes left to play. Kamloops is in action next against Vernon at 8 p.m. at Memorial on July 8.

Adam Struch birdied the final hole at The Dunes at Kamloops to win the boys’ division at the City Junior Golf Championships on Monday, June 27. He shot a twoday total of 148, one shot better than Ben Froese, Brayden Hori and Tim Birk, all of whom were primed for a four-way playoff until Struch made the clutch birdie. Madison Kapchinsky of Kelowna won the girls’ division for a second straight year. MORE SPORTS BRIEFS AT KAMLOOPSTHISWEEK.COM

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Diminutive girls no pushovers on the mat Perriard-Abdoh and Ghering qualify for Western Canada Summer Games By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

Don’t be fooled by the pint-sized frames of Tamara Ghering and Alizé Perriard-Abdoh — these girls are as tough as nails. Both Kamloops products qualified to wrestle for Team B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games, which get underway on Aug 5. in the River City. “I was that size . . . that was me,” said former World University Wrestling Championship goldmedallist Miranda Dick, who will be coaching the girls under the North Kamloops Wrestling Club’s umbrella leading up to the Games. “In Grade 8, I was 40 kilos and I had to put

pennies in my shoes to even weigh enough to wrestle. “Wrestling is such a good sport for someone at any size. You don’t have to be six feet tall to be able to wrestle.” Ghering, a 14-yearold St. Ann’s Academy student, will be wrestling in the 40-kilogram and under weight class at the Games, while 14-year-old PerriardAbdoh, a homeschooled Sun Peaks resident, will take to the mat in the 46-kilogram division. The girls earned spots on Team B.C. after winning their respective weight classes at a Games’ qualifier in May at Simon Fraser University (SFU). NorKam secondary’s longtime wrestling coach Brian Dick,

Miranda’s father, has been teaching PerriardAbdoh and her older sister, Aliocha, for about six years. Both Perriard-Abdoh girls have won provincial high school championships. The younger sibling plans on relishing the opportunity to expand her wrestling resumé in August. “I think it’s going to be a good experience,” said Perriard-Abdoh, who won three straight matches at the SFU qualifier. “I want to surprise everybody [at the Games], but mostly surprise myself.” Ghering is much newer to the sport than her Team B.C. counterpart. “I did it for jokes, at first, because my friends

Tamara Ghering grabs hold of Alizé Perriard-Abdoh’s right leg at wrestling practice on Thursday, June 23, inside the judo hut at NorKam secondary. Both girls will represent B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games. Dave Eagles/KTW

are like, ‘It would be really funny if you got into wrestling,’’’ said Ghering, a student of St. Ann’s wrestling coach Clint Martin. “Then I started liking it. Then I started going to all the practices. Then I started getting first place in all my tournaments.” Less than a year after

picking up the sport, Ghering placed second in her weight class in February at the 2011 B.C. High School wrestling championships in Abbotsford. Ghering cited years of playfighting with her older brother — also a wrestler — as a reason for her toughness, and the less-than 100

pounder is ready prove her strength in front of friends and family at the Games. “I was really happy to make the team,” she said. “I told all my family. My parents are really proud because I’m so small and they didn’t expect it.” Stephanie Simard of

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Merritt’s Sloan can’t rekindle Rivershore magic TOURNAMENT CAPITAL SPORTS

Highland Games return to Kamloops The Kamloops Highland Games return to Albert McGowan Park (2025 Summit Dr.) on July 9. Audiences will have the opportunity to view 100 competitive dancers and 60 individual competitions in highland bagpiping and drumming. The dancing and the individual piping and drumming gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Ten pipe bands, including the Kamloops Pipe Band, will also be featured in competition. The pipe bands kick into gear at 2 p.m. Heavy field events, such as the caber toss

and hammer throw, will get underway at 10 a.m. Simon Fraser University’s worldfamous pipe band will officially open the Games with a performance at 12:30 p.m. and close them with another show at 3 p.m. The beer garden opens at 11 a.m. Admission for the Games is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Rattlers and Venom meet in playoff battle The Kamloops Venom and the Kamloops Rattlers meet for Game 2 of a Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League best-of-three series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at McArthur Island Sports Centre. Game 1 was held at Memorial Arena on Tuesday, June 28. Log on to for the result.

The Venom closed their regular season with a 4-3 loss to the Vernon Tigers on Saturday, June 25. Gage Deacon, Chase McLeod and Ben Saklofsky scored for the Venom in that game.

Hiking and biking at Sun Peaks The first summer day of downhill mountain biking and alpine hiking at Sun Peaks Resort will get underway at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, when the Sunburst Chairlift churns into action. A mountain-biking lift ticket costs $39 for adults and $33 for youth. An alpine-hiking lift ticket costs $18 for adults and $15 for youth. Summer chairlift operations wrap up on Sept. 5. MEDIA SPONSOR


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Roger Sloan of Merritt was unable to become a Canadian Professional Golf Tour repeat winner at the Syncrude Boreal Open on Sunday, June 26, in Fort McMurray. Sloan struggled on Sunday, managing just two birdies en route two a one-over-par round of 73 to finish in a tie for fourth place. The Merritt product finished six shots back of Danny Sahl from Sherwood Park, Alta., who won with a fourday total of 272. Sloan added $6,600 to his 2011 winnings, leaving him with $38,132 on the season, second only to Mexico’s Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, who leads the money list with $52,969.55. Sloan won the Western Championship at Rivershore Estate and Golf Links on Sunday, June 12.

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Storm name Smith coach By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

Geoff Smith, who was fired from his post as an assistant coach with the Kamloops Blazers after the 20102011 WHL campaign, was named the junior B Kamloops Storm’s head coach in a Monday, June 27, club press release. “To be a head coach, instead of being an assistant, and calling your own shots and going on your own . . . I thought it was a perfect fit,” said Smith, who was entertaining the idea of coaching minor hockey in Kamloops before Storm GM Barry Dewar called to arrange a meeting. “I’m looking forward to coaching the game of hockey the way I feel it’s supposed to be played.” Smith and Dewar have similar visions of what the Storm’s on-ice product should look like, said the club’s new bench boss. “We can play a style of hockey where we’re loose and flying and we’re enjoying the game and playing it the way it’s supposed to be played — a hard-nosed, offensive style with good skating,” said Smith, who scored four goals and 35 points in 32 games with the Blazers in the 1988-1989 WHL season. “I want to play a brand of hockey where, in practice and in games, we work really hard, but we don’t work hard as punishment, we work hard because we want to get better and be the best athletes that we can be.” The Storm’s new coach is familiar with a number of the team’s current players, including forward Josh Rasmussen and defencemen Logan Hawgood and Zach Tjader, all of whom Smith coached in the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association’s bantam ranks. Smith is looking forward to having the final say when it comes to strategy, which he did

not have as an assistant with the Blazers. “As an assistant, whether you agree or disagree with what [the head coach’s] plans are, you have to follow them and agree to them and keep unity among the coaching staff,” said Smith, who played with the Edmonton Oilers, the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers in a 462-game NHL career that spanned 10 years. The Storm have had six head coaches — in order, Bryant Perrier, Ed Patterson, Steve Passmore, Greg Hawgood, Tyler Liebel and Smith — since the club moved to Kamloops in 2006. Liebel accepted a job with the Burnaby Fire Department earlier this month. Patterson, a longtime friend of Smith’s, put a good word in with Dewar when Liebel left the club, as did the Blazers’ GM, Craig Bonner. “I talked to Craig and he suggested that either him (Smith) or Fergy (Scott Ferguson, the other assistant coach let go by the Blazers after last season) would be awesome and I should try and pursue one of them,” said Dewar, who owns the Storm. Last season, Kamloops placed second in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division after posting a 24-24-0-2 regularseason record. The Storm lost 4-1 to the Revelstoke Grizzlies in a best-of-seven series that decided the Birks division title. Brent Fritz and Brad Priestlay are Kamloops’ assistant coaches. Smith’s experience will be an asset to the team as it pushes toward a KIJHL title, said Dewar. “Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge both from the professional ranks as a player and the Western Hockey League as assistant coach of the Kamloops Blazers.”

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KISS rules Kamloops By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER


OR SOME OLD-TIMERS, GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY KNOW HOW TO ROCK. More importantly, they know how to work a crowd, capturing the sold-out audience at Interior Savings Centre immediately with something as simple as a Google Earth view of North America on one of the overhead screens. The view started to zoom in — and in and in — until it settled on the roof of the downtown site, then switched to show KISS walking through the halls of ISC toward the black curtain. Yes, the same one that was flanking the screen. And, then, they were onstage for more than two hours of the kind of show Kamloops hasn’t experienced in a long time. I’ll confess, I didn’t know any of the songs until they got toward the

end, but my son and his girlfriend knew every single one of them. Such is the timelessness of the band that started in New York in 1973. There’s no point trying to identify a highlight; it could be the amazing drummer, Eric Singer, or the finale, with ISC littered with what had to be tons of confetti that streamed out from canons throughout the hall for the entire long version of Rock and Roll All Night. It could be the pyrotechnics that no doubt gave the city’s fire department some nervous moments. It could be how true Stanley’s voice remains all these decades later or how amazing it is none of them fall off those platform shoes they wear. In the end, the high point had to be the simple fact KISS was in Kamloops, ISC was finally filled to the rafters with virtually every generation represented — and they were all rocking and rolling all night long.

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LEFT: NorKam graduate Alexandra Golt (left) and grad date Alex Munro mug for the camera after waiting in the long lineup to pose on the Japanese Garden bridge in Riverside Park. NorKam grads arrived for photos prior to their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 24. RIGHT: NorKam mother Tina Buster pins a boutonniere on the lapel of son Dalton’s jacket. Buster made the boutonniere and corsage herself. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

NorKam graduation ties two schools into one NorKam secondary held its graduation ceremony on June 7 at McArthur Island Sports Centre, with valedictorians Casey Helgason and Mary Ferguson addressing the class of 2011 with their Fresh Starts and New Beginnings speech: Casey: Good evening to the graduating class, our families, friends, the faculty and staff of NorKam secondary and visiting dignitaries and guests. My name is Casey Helgason and this is Mary Ferguson. As the valedictorians, on behalf of our class, we would like to thank everyone who is here this evening for their love and support throughout our high school experience. Mary: Casey and I didn’t really know where to start. As we’re all very aware, this year has been unique, to say the least. After the school board’s announcement that the amalgamation would be finalized, we all had our doubts and concerns. One-half of this grad class did not start their journey in the halls of NorKam, but rather on familiar and comfortable grounds of Brock. When

to believe it was five years we heard that we would ago we all walked through no longer be graduating the doors of NorKam, from what had become a wanting nothing more than second home for us, we to be sitting here today. were devastated. Just conYet now, in this moment, sidering that no one would it’s a little bit scary. It’s be able to go through the difficult to imagine that a embarrassment of wearing place that we have become the sweaty deterioratso accustomed to will no ing mascot costume was longer be part of our lives. daunting enough, but true Come next September, heartbreak set in when NorKam valedictorians we won’t hear the bellowwe knew we had to leave Casey Helgason (left) ing laugh from a certain behind teachers that were and Mary Ferguson. someone’s science class, not only teachers, but combe greeted by Justin’s panions and friends. There velvet-smooth voice or Jordan’s constant would be no more headlocks from Milly cheeriness — even on those awful Monday or sarcastic digs from Koz. As the summer mornings. Nor will we have the pleasure of grew closer and the anticipated change was being serenaded by a wandering Dominic’s inevitable, we did our best to make our distracting guitar playing. Never again will last days at Brock memorable. Thankfully, the familiar phrase, “We don’t do that at the greatest and most significant part of NorKam!” be spoken or the call that all our school would stay together all of our students dread at dinner time, informing incredible friends and classmates. parents of unexplained absences be delivCasey: For the original Saints, it’s hard

ered. But, for the rest of our lives, we will carry the pride of being members of such a diverse and accepting school. Mary: It all began on that fateful morning 13 years ago, wearing Velcro shoes with our Barney backpacks secured tightly and a loss of circulation in one hand from our parents’ nervous grips. Ah, remember those days? School was thrilling. Can you believe we begged to stay the second half of the day? Little did we know we would begin to build friendships that endured the test of time and the pressures of teenage drama. Nor did we understand that the fundamental building blocks of the rest of our educational career were being instilled in us. So, as Barney backpacks turned into Pokemon cards, which turned into unexplainable crushes on Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, we said goodbye to the incredible teachers that shaped us in to the young adults we are today, moving forward into the big and unknown world of high school, none of us really knowing what to expect.

Casey: Grade 8. That’s almost enough said in itself. Being at the bottom of the social totem pole and the smallest ones in the school — with Ryan as the exception, of course, we tried to keep to ourselves. In Grade 9, as we became a little taller and a little more mature, the older kids could actually talk to us without committing social suicide. Grade 10 brought numerous new experiences. From choosing our own electives to giving our parents near heart attacks when we brought home the infamous red L, a new satisfying sense of independence was acquired. Parties were no longer parent-monitored with ice cream cakes and bowling wasn’t the only thing we did on Friday nights. Grade 11 was a big step for many of us. The question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” actually began to mean something. The classes became increasingly more difficult and the anticipation of walking across this very stage was no longer a mere thought in the background. XCONTINUED ON B9

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Twin Rivers: Stories told, heard and respected Twin Rivers Education Centre held its graduation ceremony on May 31 at the Kamloops Alliance Church, with valedictorians Sara Green and Kodi Hopson addressing the class of 2011: We all made it to TREC for the same reasons. We have all been through thick and thin. Some of us have experienced less than ideal home lives and some of us have had horrific moments pass by. Others among us came to TREC because of stupid decisions, like wanting to drop out of school, getting caught in the moment or making mistakes. Some of our decisions have even been life-altering and these have “left us in the dust”. We have all fallen, but even the best fall down sometimes. However, falling down is a learning experience and you have to “live then learn”.

TREC valedictorians Sara Green and Kodi Hopson.

From the moment we all walked into TREC, to the minute we leave, we live the school’s motto: “Every student is a success story waiting to be told”. TREC made it possible for our stories to be told and, not only were they told, but they were heard, cared about, respected and appreciated. But, most of all, these stories were ours. At TREC, we could be ourselves. We could belong. We have been accepted. And, now, we have accomplished one of life’s most rewarding goals. In doing so, we realize that TREC has been our home and the people have become our family. Fellow students and staff have helped us get to this point tonight.

The key to constant growth is for us to see things, not just look at them, but to see them for what they actually are. Our experiences have shown us what was needed and what was to be done. This has given us the courage, confidence and the will power to keep moving on. And, now this is the time of our lives to become the people we have dreamed of being. This is the time to make decisions that will lead to success in the future and will conquer the unknown. We are never complete, we should not seek perfection, but we will continue to evolve and improve, making the best of our lives, letting the chips fall where they may.

St. Ann’s helped prepare students for future St. Ann’s Academy held its graduation ceremony on May 20 at the Columbia Street school, with valedictorians Paris Sanesh and Connor Ghering addressing the Crusader class of 2011: Paris: Good evening your Excellency Bishop Monroe, clergy, dignitaries, teachers, parents and fellow graduates. My name is Paris Sanesh and this is Connor Ghering. We would like to welcome you to a night of commemoration for the class of 2011. We would first like to express our thanks of how truly honoured we are to have been chosen by our classmates as valedictorians to represent this graduating class. Connor: We stand here today with opposing emotions — one of sadness, and one of joy. Sadness because we will be departing our friends, family and the memories we have accumulated from the place we have called our second home, and joy because an exhilarating ride of new challenges and new heights are awaiting our arrival. Reflecting on these emotions, we realize how St. Ann’s has shaped us both individually and as a group. Paris: Although many people think of graduation as a finale, it is simply just

a debut to the sequel of your new lives, much like the first CONNOR day of kinGHERING dergarten. All those 4,745 days ago, these 55 graduates started a journey. PARIS SANESH Although through many different school doors, we all sit here together as the graduating class of 2011. Twelve young boys and girls, including myself, started building a home at St. Ann’s Academy in kindergarten. From singing with Mrs. MacInerny, to many sports days and walkathons, or on a field trip to the water slides, playing bootie or in the cozy classroom, elementary days were a time to remember. At the same time, 11 others started their own journeys across town at OLPH. I am sure that we all loved the traditional Christmas and spring concerts, track and field events, the making of many new friendships and the learning of the first communion song. OK graduates, one last time all together

now: “All the time, all the time (pause) all the time, all the time.” Connor: Throughout these years, our school’s family grew when we were joined by many other boys and girls. I joined forces with the St. Ann’s Academy family in Grade 7, where I was welcomed with many new friends. Although this year brought many tough times for us, we ended with an unbreakable bonding experiencing at Silver Lake. Paris: Grade 8! High school! We were no longer on top off the proverbial food chain and the coming of “dolphins” brought a new change in itself. We inherited big, new, old lockers and having to walk past the biggest shouldered man known to a Grade 8er was a compelling feelings. Connor: I remember there was nothing better than that feeling you had when you were sitting in class, 10 minutes early, with all your books for that class and the next one, because you didn’t want to be late. As the grads can attest to, that did not last long! Paris: High school also gave us many freedoms, such as being free to wander downtown for lunch with friends off school grounds and being free from uniforms, free to wear

anything we wanted — with modesty, of course. Connor: Grade 9 brought about junior sports teams and combined gym classes with older grades. Friendships and relationships sprung up more frequently and we would all snicker and stare as “the couples” walked by holding hands. Paris: Grade 10 showed many more changes in this single year. The renowned Grade 10 retreat proved to be all it was built up to be. Friendships were mended and new ones were developed. Though there were many tears, there were also many laughs, especially Nate Rasmussen’s imitation of the hags, which led to an unforgettable epic fail. These are the memories we will have forever. Connor: In Grade 11, the dreaded question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” became a reality. I know, many of us can still not answer this question today, but Grade 11 let us have the freedom to choose the courses we would like to continue in our future. Paris: Regardless of the pressure slowly coming to the forefront, we laughed it off by “casually” lighting Scott Freberg’s arm on fire in Chemistry 11. You should have seen the size of

his eyes! Connor: To think 10 short months ago, we started our last year of high school, is surreal. We started out on a good note with the classic Grade 12 retreat, which brought us all closer from the get-go. Although you may “dread the red,” even when “blue is true, red is dead,” our class has showed its dedication by proving to be the only class ever to tie the infamous capture the flag at both the Grade 10 and 12 retreats. Paris: This school will forever have a special place in our hearts. It is an outstanding experience to be able to walk down the hallway of your school and recognize every person you walk past. To have a place to grow, not only in education, but in faith, is remarkable in every way. God has helped guide us through this journey, whether we know it or not, and He will always be watching us and cheering us on. Connor: It is also unique to know our teachers on as much of a personal level, as we do. Not many students get to know teachers for who they really are, and we feel that we get that special opportunity here at St. Ann’s Academy. This distinct opportunity at the school would not be achiev-

able without the constant commitment of the St. Ann’s Academy teachers and administration. Paris: An unknown author once said, “A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Each person who is involved with the orchestration of

helping this school function has always shone their light for others. Connor: We would like to thank you all very much for the support, the enthusiasm, and the selflessness you have shown and given to us. You have taught each of us not only knowledge but life lessons. We cannot express our thanks on how you have put up with all our shenanigans, whether it is “playing the game,” sleeping in class or just straight-out pushing buttons. Remember, it was all with love. Paris: We will leave here in a month from now,

but we are not just leaving our teachers. We are also leaving our mentors and, above all, our friends that we will have and remember for a lifetime. This big year has brought countless sport

events, homework, essays and sleepless nights full of extra-curricular activities. To this day, I still cannot seem to have a full night of sleep, but what would high school be without the chaos of everyday life? Connor: Despite our fellow classmates’ constant full schedule, many of us have been able to achieve and maintain excellence in all aspects of our lives. The class of 2011 would not be able to accomplish all that they have to this night without the help and support of some very special people. XCONTINUED ON B9


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South Kam class leaves its mark Spencer Lord and Maddy Henry were valedictorians for South Kamloops secondary’s graduation ceremony: Good evening everyone and welcome. I’m Spencer Lord. And I’m Maddy Henry, and we would appreciate a round of applause after everything we say. We would like to thank everyone for bJeing here tonight — teachers and administrators, distinguished guests and scholarship donors, family and friends — to witness the last steps that each of us will take as South Kamloops secondary students, and the first steps we will take as the official grad class of 2011. It’s so crazy to think that we’ve actually done it. We’re finally here, sitting in these chairs, moments away from throwing our hats in the air. Our time has come to step into the world as mature, sophisticated adults. We actually have to think about our lives now, which begs the question, “When did that happen?” If you’re anything like Spencer or me, you can’t wait to escape the confines of South Kam, but you also become a little bit tearyeyed when it comes time to think about leaving all these people and places behind. Yes, you’re excited to graduate and so are we! Ahead of us are many delights and new experiences. For some of us, these are disguised as four or more years of neverending school work that you thought you left behind. For others, discovering the world and everything it has to offer is worth looking forward to. There are times when high school might have seemed miserable and you dreaded getting out of bed

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we could “learn” about cells and watched The Matrix instead of reading Shakespeare. These are skills that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. In addition, they have not only taught us how to dissect a baby pig, or weld together a few useless metal tubes to make a handy bedside table, but they have also guided us on our way to becoming mature young men and women. They have greatly helped

Kam. I say congratulations because you’re probably glad to get a few of us off your hands. And, when I say a few of us, I mean the troublemakers. And when I say the troublemakers, I mean me. Some of the most important people in our lives are the people we see every day. They’re there for us when we need a shoulder to cry on, or when we need help with our school

likes all kinds of parties. Indefinitely, we’ve created a name for ourselves and we have left our mark on SKSS — literally. There are many people among us tonight that we need to thank — first and foremost: Spencer and I. Though, in all seriousness, we all owe a huge thank you to many different people. Our teachers here at South Kam have done so much for us — made us cake in science class so

us through our secondary years in many different ways. What we have learned from our teachers will support us and resonate throughout all of our future endeavours. Without the vast knowledge that our teachers have bestowed upon us these past few years at South Kam, we would be lost to the world. For that, I’m sure all of us will be forever grateful. Thank you and congratulations, teachers of South

work, or when we need someone to bandage up our third-degree burns that we got when we fell in a huge bonfire that one time because we were really . . . tired. The people we’re speaking of, of course, are our parents. Our parents have been with us since the beginning, when we took our first steps and said our first words, when we learned how to ride a bike and when we reluctantly

South Kamloops secondary valedictorians Maddy Henry (left) and Spencer Lord. for first block — something some of us really didn’t do all that often. But, look at us now. We’re graduating and it’s time to confess that not one of us ever thought that we would actually end up here at this point, ready to be in control. We have always had our family, who have seemed to know what’s best, and our teachers, who have always been there to try and keep us interested in our education. Looking back, we almost had a backseat to our own lives, but now here we are, completely in the driver’s seat being handed the reins of our own futures. But we’ll be able to do it — and how do we know? Because look at who we’re talking to. Spencer and I are up here speaking in front of what could quite possibly be the greatest grad class to ever walk through our yellow and black halls. Our grads have so much to show for — incredible athleticism, inspiring musical talent, fabulous academics, and, who could forget, some of the best grad pranks Kamloops has ever seen. These are the people that we have spent the past five years with — and we’ve seen the best of all of you. We know that there are no better people to face what’s ahead and, whatever you have chosen to do, we know you’ll all do it and do it well. We’ve let others know


walked into our kindergarten classroom for the first time. Though they have held our hands up until now, guiding us through life, it is now time for them to let go and watch us thrive as young adults. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our parents and we owe them many thanks. For all the things they’ve done for us, all the things they are doing and all the things they will do, words alone cannot describe our gratitude. Of course, we can’t forget our friends – our best friends, our boyfriends, our girlfriends, and our frenemies (Maddy wrote that). They’ve all played an important part on this road trip we call high school. Through the years, there have been obvious ups and downs, but your friends have been there no matter the situation. They were there when you failed your first math midterm, waiting with ice cream when your boyfriend dumped you through a text and they were most definitely there to dress you up as a very pretty lady and haul you out to Barnhartvale for a ragin’ good time. Bottom line, your friends are what gave you the numerous opportunities to create memories during your time here, and by taking a look around you right now and seeing all the people that you now know and have come to care for, it’s odd to think that at one point you never knew each other at all. For all the grads here, the last five years might have been some of the toughest years we’ve been through, but we’ve had a lot of fun along the way. If one thing can be said for all of us, it’s that we’ve acquired our share of knowledge, and had our

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share of fun. From the students who have won our school Okanagan and provincial championships, to those who have acquired numerous district, provincial, national and international scholarships, to those who have preformed on the stages at Carnegie Hall, it is evident that we have so much to be proud of. Our grad class has already left quite a mark on the people and places around them, but this is not the end. That is why we challenge you, grad class of 2011, to leave high school and, in the coming years, leave your mark on the world and do everything you do to the best of your ability, with dedication, wisdom and integrity. Do just as two of our fellow grads did in Grade 11 when they shaved their heads, beginning what was most likely the greatest mullet-off in history. Within the hype of our final goodbye, we believe that when we take a look back and see what we’ve all done together, we will have our heads proudly held high, but our feet firmly planted in reality — looking onward to our future, whether it includes all of us together or apart. Mr. Bradley Epp once said, “No, none of you are nearly as smart as I am. But, some day, if you work at it, maybe you will be.” With those wise words, we close our final farewell, commend our grad class for all their accomplishments thus far and look forward to seeing their success in the future. There is only one thing left to say — ladies and gentlemen, please stand and put your hands together for the artists, the scholars, the teammates, the harmonies, the friends, the graduating class of 2011!

B6 ™ WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2011


Valleyview grads opening door to future Joe Martin and Lindsay Piva were valedictorians for Valleyview secondary’s graduation ceremony: Joe: Good evening, I’m Joe Martin. Lindsay: And I’m Lindsay Piva. We are truly honoured to be this year’s valedictorians, representing the graduates of Valleyview secondary. Joe: On behalf of our grad class, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our honoured platform guests. Lindsay: To the staff of Valleyview secondary. Joe: To our parents. Lindsay: To our families. Joe: And to our friends. Thank you for joining us this evening. Tonight is a night like no other as we celebrate the grad class of 2011! Lindsay: However, I’m guessing that five years ago, when we were in Grade 8, we counted to see which year we graduated in and we felt disappointed when we found out it was 2011. Joe: You see, 2011 is not the year 2010 with its Olympics and the beginning of a new decade. Nor is it a 2012, with its crazy end-of-the-world theory, accompanied by its very own major motion picture, might I add. Lindsay: Yeah, every other year gets to abbreviate their year and it sounds great. But something about the “Class of ‘11” just doesn’t quite flow. Why couldn’t we have been the “Class of ’86” or “Class of ’09”? Joe: That would’ve been sweet, wicked sweet. Lindsay: But, we’re gonna have to deal with it, so we came up with some better-flowing, better-sounding titles. For example, how about the “Grad Class of √121?” Joe: Or the “Class of 3.31662?” That would’ve been a beauty. Lindsay: Hey, we could even use the phrase, “Nothing’s greater than a Grad 3+8er!” Joe: Whichever way you say it, though, we are the “Class of ‘11” and we’re proud to be the “Class of ‘11!” Lindsay: We may not have a catchy phrase and we may have a weirdsounding year, but, hey,

it’s fitting because ,deep down inside, we are all just JOE a bunch of MARTIN oddballs. Joe: It’s true and, although that makes us sound more LINDSAY like a PIVA travelling circus troupe rather than a class of Grade 12 students, it is actually a legen . . wait for it . . . dary thing. Lindsay: Like the year 2011, our grad class is by far the most unique class there is. We are a group of kiddlings where being weird and being cool mean the exact same thing. Joe: Did you just make sound effects for every action you just did? That’s awesome! Lindsay: Do you make a bunch of really bad puns with math terms? No way! Me too! Joe: Do you randomly burst into song with your self-proclaimed angelic voice? You had me at Bruno Mars! Lindsay: Do you repeat a joke when no one laughs because you thought they just didn’t hear you, but they actually did and they just didn’t think it was funny? You’ll fit right in! Joe: Are you awkward and sarcastic? Are you embarrassing and klutzy? Did you play Pokemon? Oh yeah! Lindsay: This whole “unique” mentality was developed from the very day we were born, because we grew up in a generation where originality was the only thing that kept us entertained. Our main goal as children was not to fit in, but rather, to stand out. Joe: High school is a place of conformity, but against all laws of physics, the momentum of our uniqueness only became greater as we climbed the academic hill. In a world where it was cool and safe to be the same, we shattered expectations and let our personalities shine. Lindsay: Every single one of us is totally

individual. We should be proud of that strength and of how our craziness and diversity is going to show the world what we’re made of. EARLY YEARS: Joe: We didn’t get our uniqueness from just anywhere though. No, we can thank our wonderful parents for helping shape the salty Play-Doh that was us. Lindsay: Eighteen years ago, give or take a few months, we were born. And, although our parents don’t like mention it or even think of it, we were probably dropped, accidentally allowed to swallow random objects and tricked into thinking we could ride a bicycle without training wheels. But, the important thing is that we made it to elementary school. Joe: We may have started off with a little separation anxiety, but pretty soon we were living the life, where everything was carefree and simple. We walked around with a spring in our step, snapping our fingers like we were dancers in Westside Story. It was a time where the criteria for making friends consisted of liking the same colour or simply walking up and asking the question, “Hey! Do you want to be best friends?” Lindsay: With our impeccable style of overalls, light-up shoes and graphic T-shirts that boasted such amusing phrases as “5/4 of kids have trouble with fractions”, we learned not to care about what others thought of our appearance. And, from our TV shows — Arthur, Mr. Rogers and literally anything Disney — we learned to be good students and great neighbours and to have wild imaginations. We consider ourselves to have been very fortunate because the clothes and shows these days just don’t compare to the ones from the ’90s. Joe: They don’t — and same with the fads that we grew up with, the ones that made us boys the men we are today: Pokemon, Digimon, Beyblades, Yugi-Oh — pretty much anything from Japan that remotely involved battling. I really think our grad song should’ve been “Pokemon! (Gotta

catch ‘em all)! A heart so true, our courage will pull us through. You teach me and I’ll teach you! Pokemon!” Pokemon and Yugi-Oh cards also taught us how to barter. We lived in a world where a Machop was not worth the priceless Charzard and shiny cards bedazzled our eyes like gold-foiled Mona Lisas gleaming in the sun of our innocence. Yes, the basic human need to have to “catch ‘em all” was a large part of our lives. Lindsay: Thanks to an

Mordor were crushed by Frodo, Gandolf and the Fellowship of the Ring. Joe: We had come to the Mt. Doom of our academic journey and things were about to get real. HIGH SCHOOL: Lindsay: Our Grade 7 pedestals were soon kicked out from under us, as nothing humbles an arrogant 13-year-old more than coming to high school and seeing a six-foot tall person with a beard walk by, only to later discover that in

excess of mass-produced, inexpensive plastic goods, we girls were also wellset in the fad department: Barbies, Polly Pockets, My Little Pony and Furbys. Oh, Furbys. If it was pink and we could act it out, we wanted our tiny little hands on it. From Winnie the Pooh, we learned how to spell Tigger: “T-Idouble-gah-err”. From Gwen Stefani, “bananas”, and from Fergie, “glamorous”. With all these things combined, we somehow managed to develop into children with original and diverse personalities. We climbed up the elementary-school ladder, fighting our way through glue and magic markers, times tables and the French alphabet, fractions and book reports on Junie B. Jones, until we finally reached Grade 7. That’s when we really become hot stuff. Joe: (In a New York accent) Hey, don’t mess with me. I’m the coolest and oldest in the school! Yeah, that’s right! How you doin’? Lindsay: As we all know, though, this mentality would soon be crushed, just as the dark forces of Sauron and

fact he wasn’t a teacher wearing a cutoff, he was a student. Joe: Speaking of beards, I was told that I needed to have my valedictorian beard grown for this evening and, just as any good valedictorian would do, I took the suggestions of my peers very seriously. So, I grew something in relation to a playoff beard for commencements. Hopefully, it will bring us luck as we move into the next stage of our lives. Maybe we’ll even have a tradition on our hands here. Lindsay: Lookin’ good, Joe. Mine didn’t turn out as well. Joe: Thank goodness for that, Lindsay! Things seem different now, though. Weren’t we all scared to death to first come to high school? Everything seemed so big and the layout of the hallways was the hardest thing to figure out, like some kind of wicked evil calculus problem Mr. Turner had dug up from the depths of Pandora’s Box. Lindsay: I mean really, did those hallways ever end? For the first few days, it seemed as though we were walking around

one of those great, Greek mazes avoiding centaurs and various other beasts known as Grade 12s. Joe: Yes, we did have nightmares about being pushed around . . . Lindsay: . . . put in garbage cans . . . Joe: . . . rounded up ... Lindsay: . . . and ,in some cases, taped to walls. Joe: But, Grade 8 did have some perks. For one thing, we were actually allowed to leave the school grounds at lunch time. Lindsay: Outside of Valleyview’s fences, we discovered the magical deliciousness of Tim Hortons, A&W, Wendy’s and McDonalds, all of which would soon hold a special place in our high school lives. Joe: Speaking of special places, this is kind of shameless, but we were told to give a word to our sponsors. So, for Jared Fogle and all the wonderful people working at the Valleyview Subway, making the finest submarine sandwiches since 1965: Subway, eat fresh. Lindsay: Let’s get back on track here, though. While a lot has changed since then, probably due to our psychological scarring in Grade 8, there are some things that will always stay the same. Mrs. Stade will always be holding a steeped tea, doubledouble, while searching endlessly for her keys. Joe: Mr. Humphrey will always be Valleyview’s Kevin James from King of Queens, yelling sayings nobody has ever heard of at his students or, as he likes to call them, his “special little friends,” and changing words like education into “EDU-CASHEEEEOON!” Lindsay: Mr. Turner will always use Tripod, the three-legged robotic dog, in every example during physics notes and, no matter who’s talking or what noise just disrupted the class, it will always be Chase’s fault. Joe: Mr.Bymoen will always . . . football! Lindsay: Even in the most horrific of situations, Kate Schmunk will always have a smile permanently displayed on her face. Joe: Stephanie Martin will always be the most

sweet and innocent girl — until I turn around and she’s turned into an evil bunny saying, “Joe!” and giving me horrifying nightmares. Lindsay: Justin Ouillette will always be Valleyview’s own guitar genius. Yes, an Albert Einstein who doesn’t use physics but, rather riffs of awesomeness to blow our minds. Joe: Our very own Tim Birk will always be able to pull off a pitch-perfect impression of Mr.Turner’s “All right, kiddlings, stop chattin’ with your neighbours!” Lindsay: Michael Henry will always be known as being 12th in the world at NHL ‘11. That’s an X-box game, folks, just in case you were too impressed. 2011 AND BEYOND: Lindsay: Now, as your valedictorians, we would like to share some words of wisdom that have given us that extra little nudge in times of trouble. Joe: It was two years ago on a crisp December morning in the French Alps when Lindsay and I sat in the sweaty, steamy confines of a sauna and had our minds blown by a wise old man fanning his perspiring body with a cedar branch. Lindsay: For it was he who parlayed on to us the most sweet, deep, soul-moving, and uplifting words we’ve ever had the pleasure of transmitting from our inner ears to be processed in our temporal lobes. Joe: Now, it is with great appreciation that we pass his words on to you — “You can’t open a can of tuna with a tube of toothpaste.” Lindsay: You can’t. We’ve tried. Joe: I think that what this brilliant man was really trying to say is that when things get rough, you have to take a few minutes, stop and put away the damn toothpaste. Walk to your drawer to get the can opener (because you know you won’t be able to afford an electric one), twist the knob and open that can of tuna, Valleyview! Lindsay: Open your hearts and your minds! Open the door to what life has to offer! XCONTINUED ON B9

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2011 ™



Westsyde Whundas always follow the sun Jocelyn Bell and Landon MacGillivray were valedictorians for the graduation ceremony of Westsyde secondary: Landon: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This morning, I went into my dad’s room and told him that I am graduating today. He’s in bed with a tub of ice cream and tears rolling down his cheek and he says,” Son, the Canucks might not win the Cup.” In all seriousness, today is a pivotal moment in all of our lives. Over the past five years, us graduates have learned and grown from endless experiences. At times, it appeared that parents and teachers had joined forces to make our lives miserable. We rebelled, yet failed miserably. It is now, as we think about the past, present and future, the grads will realize that maybe, just maybe, we were tormented for our own good. Today, we are gathered to celebrate the successes of our grad class and our bright futures. Graduates, we will soon find that this is not the end, it is just the beginning. Jocelyn: Graduates, look around at each other. Look at how grown up we all look. Remember what

we were like when you were in Grade 8? Yeah, you do. We were once bright-eyed, naïve and physically awkward young specimens with low selfesteem and a shockingly tragic sense of fashion. We were going to be attending our first year of high school, which for many of us was at Westsyde secondary. We had feelings of excitement, anticipation and, mostly, fear. We were living that good pre-pubescent life. Although we might not realize it, those small children and the “mature individuals” that we are today have a lot in common. We are both at a great crossroad in our lives. Back then, our biggest worry was whether we’d get beat up on our first day of high school by an overly confident ninth grader. Our situation right now isn’t much different. Many of us will be starting full-time jobs or university in just a few short months and we must face many of the same insecurities that we had when we were at the tender age of 13. Will we get along with our bosses? Will we do well at school? Since then, however, we’ve learned a lot through friendships, making mistakes and living our lives.

Armed with our new knowledge of the world and strengthened sense of self, I’m confident JOCELYN that just BELL as we strolled up to school on our first day of Grade 8 and braved the LANDON MACGILLIVRAY unfamiliar hallways in what we thought was a pretty hot outfit, we’ll all continue to face whatever comes our way the best we can. Landon: Since Grade 8, the graduates from Westsyde have observed the world from afar. We witnessed tragic events: The earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, constant fighting in the Middle East and, of course, the reign of George Bush as president. As inspiring youth, we learn that to ensure a bright future, we need to come together and push for change. We need to play our role to prevent global warming, help fight famine and disease and, most important-

ly, save innocent lives. It has also become apparent that maybe a Texan shouldn’t have been the leader of the United States. Despite these problems, there are also many joys in our lives. We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, which is blessed with endless opportunities. We watched our country win numerous golds at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. We are lucky to live in Canada, where we are provided with an education and a good heath-care system. As Canadians, we know that we are responsible for helping those in need and for the welfare of our planet. As grads, we have learned from the good and bad world experiences — and it will help us in our future endeavors. Jocelyn: The dictionary definition of the word “future” is “time that is to be or come hereafter.” However, the definition that our grad class uses for the word “future” is more like, “Time that you don’t want to talk about and would prefer to never happen; something to be fearful of.” Although there are a few of us who can’t wait to graduate, let’s be honest, grads. Before this day, if

anybody brought up the fact that we would be graduating soon, one of us would yell out, “I don’t wanna talk about it!” and everyone else around would agree. The future, however, is not something to fear. Our humble beginnings at Westsyde secondary have built up the foundation for us to go forth and live up to our full potential. Although the most comfortable thing to do would be to stay in high school until we are senile and decrepit, that is not how great things are achieved. Did the Canucks get far in the playoffs by sitting around, watching Family Guy and eating Doritos? No. You have to be uncomfortable to change and our generation is destined to change the future. With the love and support of our families, friends, teachers and communities, we have become smart, strong and determined individuals who will continue to learn from our experiences and to be excited, not fearful, for the enriching, successful, and fulfilling lives ahead of us. Landon: Not only is today an important day in our lives, it is important to all those people who love and support us.

First, I would like to thank our families for celebrating our successes and supporting us through any times of hardship. Teachers and support Workers, thank you so much for deciding you enjoy dealing with groups of loud, emotional teenagers. In your classes, you gave us life skills and direction and have given us a greater opportunity to pursue our life dreams. Parents, you have supported us from Day 1. It’s a mystery why you continue to put up with us, say, after we crash your car, after we crash dad’s car into mom’s car, when we hold a house party without permission or even after unintentionally destroying a turkey dinner. Either way, we are forever grateful for your love and support and will never forget it. The memories we share as Westsyde’s grad class of 2011s are ones that will last forever. Jocelyn: High school was good to us, graduates. The experiences we’ve had, the friends we’ve made and the lessons we’ve learned here will continue to help us in the future as we confidently move forward and start to live our lives as adults in our ever-changing society.

Saying our goodbyes and going our own ways has shown to be a very bittersweet experience, but we will be soon be starting the most thrilling part of our lives. As Oprah once said, “You need to know what sparks the light in you so that you can illuminate the world.” Everyone here should go out and find what their true talents are so that you can live with passion and satisfaction knowing that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing. To quote another famous, equally inspirational icon, Charlie Sheen, “I got tiger blood.” Believe it or not, grads, we all have tiger blood. We all have the ability to go out into this world and make a serious difference. The power is in each and every one of us to fulfil our dreams. Whether you become an artist, doctor, parent, social worker, or the star of the next Jackass movie, strive to be the person you were meant to be. Live up to your potential and, as you continue to grow, learn and accomplish, never forget where you came from. And, whatever happens, whatever comes your way; remember to always, always follow the sun.

Future’s so bright, Beattie grads wearing shades Ariel Little was the valedictorian for the graduation ceremony of Beattie School of the Arts: Well, I don’t know what to say but — freedom, sweet freedom! I’m just kidding. Well, grads can you believe we are here? Finally, we’re at the end of the crazy and amazing journey we’ve been on for the past five years. I know that for all of us, there have been difficult times that have made it a long five years, but I know looking back that I wouldn’t change a thing. I remember when I first came to Beattie, back when the school opened in 2004, and I remember my happiness in discovering a place where creativity and individuality were celebrated. Beattie is truly a school unlike any other. I don’t know of any other schools where the students get to sing in class even when we’re not in choir, or where a pig can run for president, or where lightsaber battles, talk shows and the New York mob help us to understand Shakespeare. Y Yes, I think we’ve all felt the benefit of our very unique education. What really made attending Beattie special, for all of us, is the sense of community that’s fostered there. I don’t think anyone who has attended Beattie could ever complain about being neglected by the teachers, because the

teachers and the support staff at Beattie are amazingly dedicated and really care about the students. They’ve helped us so much to get to this point, and we owe them a lot for helping us, supporting us and never giving up on us. Beattie is also a place where everyone celebrates their individuality and doesn’t hide their wacky and weird sides, which I think is what enables us to form such strong bonds of friendship. Between the support of the staff and the freedom to be ourselves, we’ve really had an amazing high school experience that has shaped us into the people we are today. As I mentioned earlier, attending Beattie together has formed strong bonds of friendship between all of us. These bonds I have always found to be very similar in nature to the bonds between prison inmates, in that before we were at Beattie, we weren’t necessarily the type of people who would spend time together. But, due to being trapped in a room together for long periods of time, we have all become friends. And, even though we often almost drive each other off the deep end, we have all helped each other along the way, whether by being the shoulder to cry on or by helping each other laugh away the struggles and the stress. We have certainly all done our part to make high school a memorable experience

for each other and we have made some wonderful memories that we will never forget. These memories and bonds of friendship are so important because they will keep us grounded and remind us how to smile no matter where we go in our lives. Now I know the f-word has been

on all of our minds tonight, so I’m just going to come out and say it — future. The future seems pretty scary right now, because it means leaving behind all we have come to know and count on over the past five years, and stepping out in to the unknown with the weight of responsibility that comes from being adults. No more teachers reminding us to get our homework done and no more parents to fix our mistakes, pretty soon it will all be up to us. That’s a large part, however, of what makes the next chapter of our lives so exciting. We now have the freedom to make our own choices and it is finally time to make our dreams come true, whether it’s being a rock star, a music therapist or a veterinarian. It’s time to make it happen and show the world our true colours.

Even though there is a lot of responsibility that comes with our new freedom, the past five years of both education and experience have given us all the tools we need to be successful in whatever we choose to pursue. Beattie has shaped us to be creative individuals and has given us strong friendships that will get us through the tough times It is hard to say goodbye to a place that has given us so much but we will carry the memory of Beattie and all we have learned there with us wherever we go. Well, grads, it is time for this journey to come to an end and for a new one to begin. I would like to close with the obligatory valedictorian quote that I feel is a true reflection of all our futures and, in true Beattie style, I’m going to sing it: “I study nuclear science, I love my classes, I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses, Things are going great and they’re only getting better, I’m doing all right, Getting good grades, The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” Congratulations Beattie class of 2011. We did it!

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Sa-Hali grads Thinking about their dreams Sa-Hali secondary held its graduation ceremony, with valedictorians Kenna Sim and Miles Marchand addressing their fellow Sabres: Good evening honoured guests, staff, students, family, and friends. First of all, we’d like to extend our congratulations to the grad class of 2011. We are both very proud to speak on behalf of such an incredible group of people. Growing up with all of you for the past five years has been a true honour and, although we’ve all grown in different ways through our years at Sa-Hali, we’ve finally made it here tonight. American author Maya Angelou once said, “In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” This statement easily describes our grad class. Since Grade 8, our class has been comprised of a wide range of individuals. As we have continued to grow from the time we were children to today, the individuality of each and every one of us has developed, enriching the differences among us. Although one might think that having a group full of such a wide range of people could cause segregation, over the past five years our class has learned that there truly is strength in diversity. Sa-Hali has been the perfect place for many of us to find and pursue our passions.

Sitting among our grad class are musicians, published authors, provincialand national-calibre athletes, humanitarKENNA ians, artSIM ists, poets, scholars, actors — and the list doesn’t stop there. We are MILES present in MARCHAND all areas of our school, from the soccer team to the rugby team, from Me to We to the school play. We have contributed to making Sa-Hali the outstanding school that it is today. We have all achieved many great things during our time in high school, whether it has been winning soccer provincials, helping to raise thousands of dollars for Salabwek, Kenya, or simply surviving math. This grad class has gone above and beyond to fulfill our goals. Last year, we all worked together and saved our school from the proposed reconfiguration, an accomplishment so great because, without it, we wouldn’t be sitting here tonight, at our own commencement ceremony. Behind all of these achievements is a grad class of 150 genuine individuals and we deserve to feel

proud for what we have accomplished in these past five years. Despite our differences, we have united as a grad class that is both strong and successful. Our diversity has brought us together and has allowed us to grow to new heights. Although our journey through high school has now come to a close, this personal growth will continue throughout the rest of our lives. We all have had countless triumphs over the past five years. And, although we’ve all experienced these successes in our own individual right, we have all faced the inevitable challenges life presents. There have been times for all of us when we have felt dejected and defeated. But, to the grads of 2011, we commend you for your determination. We would not be here today if we had not overcome the challenges we have faced. If growing up at Sa-Hali has taught us one thing, it is that through perseverance and dedication, the possibilities are limitless. If and when we continue to use our determination in the future, we will surely find the success and happiness we all deserve. Of course, we wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for the help of others. Today is not only a special day for our gradu-

ates, but for all the people around us that have helped us become who we are today. A huge thank you goes to our families for loving us unconditionally, for supporting us with whatever we have chosen to pursue, and for guiding us through life. We wouldn’t be half the people we are today and no words can fully embody how grateful we are to have you in our lives. We would also like to thank the wonderful faculty at Sa-Hali. You have watched us transform from the children we were in Grade 8 to the individuals we are today. You motivated us, you inspired us, and you not only helped us grow as students, but as people as well Leaving Sa-Hali with us this year are Mr. Jacques, Mr. Nybo and Mrs. Cameron, three teachers whose contributions to this school will never be forgotten and will be missed for years to come. We would like to wish them a happy and healthy retirement. And, to all the teachers — thank you. Education itself is a gift, but to be educated by people as amazing as yourselves is a privilege that can only be described as priceless. As this chapter in our lives closes, we feel so many emotions, it is difficult to fully comprehend. Years ago, we worried

about how to tie our shoes and colour within the lines. Now, we find ourselves making important decisions like where we will pursue our post-secondary studies and what direction we want to take our lives. Our futures are, more than ever, dependent on us, which begs the question, “When did that happen?” It’s almost as if for the past 18 years we didn’t really think about being actually in control of our lives. We always lived under the umbrella of our constantly supportive parents and our main duty for the majority of our lives was to attend school and finish all

our homework. In retrospect, we’ve sort of had a backseat to our own lives but, after today, now that we’ve graduated, we will be the ones driving. And, it’s scary, but we’ll do it. How do we know? Because we’re talking about some of the most talented, courageous and intelligent people we have ever met, the people we’ve spent almost everyday with for the past five years of high school. We have seen the very best of all of you, and we know that there are no better people to face what’s ahead. Whatever you have cho-

sen to do, we know you’ll do it and you’ll do it well. In closing, we would like to read a poem titled Thinking by poet Walter D. Wintle, which we think suits the occasion. If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win, but think you can’t It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost, For out in the world we find Success being with a fellow’s will; It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are: You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can. To all of the graduates, you are a phenomenal group of people who have demonstrated a tremendous amount of character to get where you are today. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavours and may you live the lives you’ve always dreamed of. Congratulations to the grad class of 2011!

Use summer to fall into that perfect job School’s out and finally you can catch up on all your favourite soaps, take long naps throughout the day and read up on the latest celebrity gossip. It sounds like a great plan and is definitely deserved, but you may want to look into activities that will boost your chances of securing a job this fall — whether you are in university or taking a break from class. Make the most of the summer with these suggestions: • Try something new. Learn to tap dance. Go skydiving. Master a difficult recipe. Take a course and learn to communicate in sign language. Interesting facts about yourself on your resume will make you stand apart from the crowd and can provide some friendly banter in the midst of an intense job interview. • Find a mentor. Get in touch with a professor, relative, or friend who is working in a field that you’re interested in. Then, ask lots of questions about their career

journey to learn how they got to where they are. It will inspire you to take steps in the right direction. • Make a difference. Think outside the box and see if there is a way to use your skills to help others. Are you good at directions? Volunteer to drive and deliver meals to seniors and shut–ins. Are you great at planning events? Host a fundraiser for a cause you’re passionate about. Visit Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s website at for tips on how to run a successful event. Though volunteering may not contribute to your sports-car fund, it will pay off in the long run as employers look fondly on individuals who show initiative and work hard. Finding a job is tough in a competitive market and struggling economy. Make this summer count and employers may just give your resume a second look.


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From Broncos to fleur-de-lis, Valleyview opens doors NorKam students are as one XValleyview FROM B6


Mary: This year changed everything as we were, in every way, a new beginning. From getting lost daily to not recognizing every second person in the halls, frustration and bitterness began to set in. However, as classes commenced and sports teams began, the disappointment started to fade. As new friends were made and faces became more familiar, the year continued to look up. Teachers turned from strangers into mentors, parking became a sport and an inspiration to come to school early and, with what seemed to be half the grad class having a study block first semester, Subway became a very popular place. Casey: This was a year that we had been looking forward to since our arrival in high school. We had been made to believe it was going to be a breeze, but we were in for a rude awakening. What was supposed to be one giant party turned into university and scholarship applications, the right to vote in a federal election, parents on our tails about what the fall would bring and inevitably needing to grow up and prepare for the real world. However, we grew and developed skills that teachers and parents had never seen in us before. We began to understand what being responsible truly meant. I’m sure at this point some parents in the audience are probably thinking, “Are you talking about my kid?” but getting to this moment, despite the phenomenal support from staff, councillors and administration, took a lot of self discipline, organization and accountability. We are here this evening because we believed in ourselves and our abilities. “Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking” — Mahatma Gandhi. Well, to say that mixing 800 hormonal teenagers together, none of whom wanted change, is a “strain” is a gross understatement, yet we proudly represented our school and were able to bring forth a unified front with athletics and extracirculars. Mary: With the giant leap to triple A and being unfamiliar with one-half of our team, we started the season doubtful. However, as time passed, despite the ups and downs, we were no longer the Brock kids and the NorKam kids, but rather one team working for a common goal. With all seniors putting their hearts and souls into their final year, it was disappointing for many of us who didn’t make it as far as we would have liked. However, it was an incredible honour knowing we were laying the path for future teams to come. Casey: “The highest reward for a person’s work is not what they get for it, but

what they become because of it.” — John Ruskin. The volunteer groups around the school are yet another example of our adaptability and willingness to persevere. Despite losing the school they loved, the students from Brock adopted NorKam and together we quickly began working toward a unified student body. The early -morning meetings were at times a tad deterring, but we stuck through the worst of it and completed some outstanding projects. Mary: So, now what? We’ve worked toward this moment for the last 13 years of our lives. What do we do now? Well, no one holds the answer to that question but us. The cliché, “The future is ours to make what we wish of it” has never been truer. From this moment on, we’re graduates and adults, responsible for our own choices and accountable for our actions. The dedicated teachers we’ve spent the last five years with will no longer be there to ensure that we reach our goals. With that said, though, yes, we need to become contributing members of society. But, on a recent trip to the Philippines, I couldn’t help but notice how happy the people always seemed to be. When I asked how they did it, they told me they lived by this motto: Work hard, but play harder. Casey: With only the limitations we give ourselves, we are able to enjoy life in whichever way we choose. It’s no longer about fulfilling someone else’s needs, but school was never about the tests or the worksheets or the endless vocabulary lists. We were here simply to develop the ability to be taught. As long as we hold the potential to learn nothing is impossible and creating great change within our generation is attainable. It’s time to do what we want in life, decide who we are and make every step of the way worth living. We now have the opportunity to go and create a new beginning for ourselves and much like this year we have the ability to choose whether this fresh start will be a positive or negative one. We have shown our perseverance, adaptability, diversity and strength, so we musn’t doubt our dexterity now. Plain and simple, the rest of your life is yours. Do the things that make you happy. Your happiness will be your success. Mary: It’s time we say a tremendous thank you to the families that raised us and the teachers that never gave up on us, to the friends who pulled us through the toughest of times and ourselves for making it this far. Casey: So, now all that’s left to be said is, we did it! Whether you’ll always be a Bronco at heart or have that fleur-de-lis forever imprinted on your soul, one thing will always tie us together — together, we are the graduates of 2011!

Open your eyes to your dreams and open a can of Pringles! Seriously, just remember what our wise man said and that’s to put away the tube of toothpaste when life knocks you down and open your arms to your friends. Joe: We can always count on our friends because they’ve been there for us during every step of our journey. We’ve been through our teenage years together and they have even helped us through some of those awkward firsts. Lindsay: First dates, our first high school dance, the first time we went to our A block class when it was actually D block and the first time we skipped a class and a robot called our house. Joe: A bunch of good times and a whole lot of more awkward times came from these firsts, but we are now encountering the first real “last” of our lives. Lindsay: For 13 years, people like our mothers and our teachers have been telling us what we should do. Now, no one but ourselves will be telling us what to do. The “Friday” of our lives is here and it’s up to us to decide which seat we can take. Joe: Life as we know it will never be the same again. We will never again walk the halls of Valleyview secondary as students. We will never again have Mr. Haffenden as our English teacher or Mr. Ottenbreit as our biology

teacher, and we will never again see the same 132 faces on an everyday basis. Lindsay: People we once called our best friends we may never see for the rest of our lives. And, people we never thought we’d be friends with will walk into our lives in the most unexpected ways. Joe: Although we are moving in different directions, we will never be separated. It’s in the way we look at each other and know what’s going through our minds. Lindsay: It’s in the lazy days when we sat and did nothing. Joe: It’s in the silly pictures and inside jokes. Lindsay: It’s in the moments we laughed so hard we cried. Joe: We may soon walk different paths, but we will never lose these memories. That’s the reason that we will always be inseparable. Lindsay: Every person we’ve met along our journey has contributed a tiny, but significant part in shaping who we have become. Our parents literally taught us to stand on our own two feet. Joe: Sometimes we have taken our parents for granted and we haven’t always appreciated all the things that they have sacrificed for us. Tonight, we want to thank our parents for raising us to be the people we are and for having helped us to reach this point. Lindsay: Others who also had a great impact on our lives are all the different teachers we spent 13

years being passed around to, and who provided us with education, advice, and eventually, some companionship. They hardly ever get so much as a thank you. To you, our teachers, we’d like to give you the biggest thank you anyone could ever give. Joe: As the minutes continue to pass now, we are steadily coming closer to a destination that seemed well beyond the horizon when we started thirteen years ago. Lindsay: And soon, as these minutes count down into seconds, we will reach that destination and the only journey we’ve ever known will come to an end. Joe: But as this chapter of our lives closes, a new journey is about to begin: — a journey in which we do not know what will happen, and one that will span the rest of our lives. Lindsay: A journey that is full of possibilities — one that’s been waiting 18 years for the hope that we will bring to it, and one that we will experience and shape with the beauty that will be our creation. Joe: Although we will always have the memories and accomplishments that will make the time we had at Valleyview glow in our minds, now is the time for us to open up the doors of the world. Lindsay: Congratulations, class of 2011! We’ve made it. Together, let’s take the world by storm — from 2011 and beyond!

Crusaders succeed with support of friends, family XSt. Ann’s FROM B4

Paris: There is no possible way we would be where we are today without our parents. They have stood by our side through scraped knees and sassy attitudes. From learning to tie our shoes to learning to drive a car, you have been with us through it all. Connor: Although some of us still cannot manage to keep our rooms clean, there is always room for improvement. You have been there for us many times and have helped shape who we are as young adults sitting here before you. Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts. Words do not explain how much you truly mean to us. Gary Bolding once said, “Your families are extremely

proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.” So, dad, how about that 40 bucks I asked for this morning? Paris: Now onto the grads. We have shared many laughs over the past years and will continue to do so through many more. In the future, we all will show our will power by becoming high performance athletes, microbiologists, lawyers and the next CEOs of who knows what — maybe even Linux! Connor: Christopher Reeve said, “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” All of us graduates here

today have persevered and endured through the educational and social obstacles we have encountered over the last 13 years. Many close friends, along with those who have left St. Ann’s to pursue other opportunities and dreams, have all helped to shape the grad class into who we are today. Paris: As we say our final farewells, do not forget to live everyday to its fullest, have no regrets, never give up and, if at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you. Connor: We’re here! We did it! As we walk down the aisle to throw our caps into the air, we will not only be celebrating our graduation, but all the experiences we have encountered and overcome with the love and support of our friends and family.

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265/60R18 tires. The Pathfinder’s classic truck proportions also include unique details like its distinctive C-pillar with highmounted rear door handles. It took me a few tries to get used to reaching up to open the doors. But, the Pathfinder’s ruggedness always has been more than skin deep. Beneath its sheet metal is a fully boxed, all-steel ladder frame based on the full-sized Armada SUV. This provides a solid mounting for the suspension, which in this case, provides a surprisingly civilized ride. Up front is a long-travel, double wishbone suspension with coil-over shocks and large stabilizer bar. In back is an independent double-wishbone design with the coils located on the toe control link with stabilizer bar. X See HANDLING B12


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It does come standard with a skid plate under radiator, but lacks some of the advanced offroad features like Toyota’s Crawl Control, which help in traversing more severe terrain. Roof rails are standard on all Pathfinders (and should be on any vehicle of this kind), and the rear tailgate has a flip-up window so that you don’t have to open the entire tailgate when carrying long objects. Running boards come with SV and LE trim levels, and are a good idea if, like most people who buy these vehicles, you spend more time carrying kids to soccer than fording rivers and descending boulder-strewn slopes. With the Pathfinder starting at a hefty $37,948 for the S trim level, and climbing to $47,748 for LE trim, you would expect the equipment list to be long. The base vehicle comes standard with such features as 16-inch alloys, heated power mirrors, rear privacy glass, air conditioning, power windows and locks, eight-way driver (four-way passenger) manual seat adjustment, cruise control and six-

speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. The SV trim level, priced at $42,348, includes all the above and adds 17-inch alloys, fog lights, running boards, dual-zone climate control, rearview monitor, upgraded audio system with in-dash CD changer and steering wheel controls, auxiliary input, heated front seats with eight-way power for the driver, adjustable pedals and multi-info display with seven-inch monitor. My tester was the fully-loaded LE model, which, despite the abundance of plastic and obviously simulated wood trim, brings the vehicle up to premium levels in terms of content. This includes:

Nissan Pathfinder LE 2011 at a glance Body style: Mid-size sport utility vehicle. Drive method: Front-engine, front-wheeldrive. Engine: 4.0-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 (266 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque). Fuel economy: 14.9/10.3 litres/100 km (city/ hwy). Price: (Base) S, $37,948; SV $42,348; LE $47,748. Website:

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navigation package (includes HDD navi, BOSE single CD audio system w/subwoofer and 9.3-gigabyte music box, CF card reader, voice recognition and more). No matter which model you choose, the Pathfinder is easy to configure for both passengers and cargo. To start, you’ll find 467 litres of space behind the 50/50 third row. That’s enough for a full load of groceries or weekend away. Drop these seats flat, and this space grows to 1,393 litres, once again with a flat cargo floor. You can max out the cargo hold by dropping the 40/20/40 second row. To do this, you first flip forward the seat cushions and then fold the backrests for a total of 2,243 litres. In the upright position, the second row

will sit three adults across, but it would be a squeeze. Two can sit comfortably with plenty of knee and head room To access the third row, pull a lever on the passenger-side secondrow seat to tumble it forward. Here, seating is tight and is best suited to kids or adults you don’t particularly like. Although the LE weighs in at nearly 2.5 tons, the 4.0-litre DOHC V6, rated at 266 horsepower and 288 pound-feet torque, was up to the task. Mated to a fivespeed automatic transmission, it delivered plenty of grunt, although I wouldn’t label performance as lively. It was, however, pretty good for a sport utility. Fuel economy, however, is a bit thirsty. But, then again, the same is true for most vehicles this size. Nissan posts ratings of 14.9/10.3 litres/100 km (city/hwy), which is possible, I suppose, if you’re very light on the throttle. My ‘real-world’ combined average was closer to 14L/100 km. If you are concerned with fuel economy, there are hybrid SUVs and crossovers, but you’ll pay a hefty premium — and I haven’t yet seen one I’d take off the grid. Does the Pathfinder

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Running Room, firefighters partner to help kids toward becoming healthy, productive members of our Canadian society.” Stanton is the author of eight books on running and walking. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to fitness and his work with charities. He will lead School’s Out For Summer run/walk on Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at the new Running Room in Columbia Place Shopping Centre, 3001210 Summit Dr. Entry is $10 and 100 per cent of the fee will be shared equally by the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops and the Kamloops Community YMCAYWCA. The event, which will feature 2.5-kilometre and five-kilometre distances, is suitable for people of all fitness levels. Every participant gets a Running Room medal and a Canadian hand flag to show their patriotism and support of Kamloops kids along the route. A free summer-themed

KAMLOOPS MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION RETURNING PLAYERS Remember to Register by JUNE 15TH! JUNE OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday – 1 pm to 7 pm Office located inside the MacArthur Island Sport & Event Centre All forms and information can be found on our website Email: Phone: 250-376-1788 / Fax: 250-376-1799 KMHA – PO Box 24018, #70 – 700 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC V2B 8R3 NEW PLAYER Registrations will be accepted starting June 16th!

picnic will follow. People are encouraged to show their patriotism by wearing their best Canadiana to the event and dressing in cloth-

ing suitable to run or walk outside. Register online at events.runningroom. com or pick up an entry form at any

Kamloops fire station, the YMCA-YWCA or the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops. People can also sign up at the Running

Tur n Your Sum m er JUST FOR FUN CAMPS! JULY 4TH - AUGUST31ST Jumping Joeys (14 mos-5 yrs •Max 12) (Parent &Tot Drop in program) Wiggles & Giggles (3-5 yrs • Max 6) Rock’n Rollers (4-6 yrs •Max 6) Gym Fun (6-13 yrs •Max 24)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

FLEXIBLE PROGRAM OPTIONS! Sign up for full days, half days, partial or full weeks, or any combination that fits your summer schedule! All specialty camps run by the week only

KGTC will be closed August 8th - 14th for the Western Canada Summer Games! 11:00 am - 12 noon/hr) 9:00 am - 11:00 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and/or 1:00 - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and/or 1:00 - 5:00 pm

SPECIALTY CAMPS! • $130 PER WEEK Circus Camps (7 - 13 yrs) Artistic Skills Camps (7 - 13 yrs) Cheer Camps (7 - 13 yrs) Trampoline Camps (7 - 13 yrs)

July 14 - 19, 25 - 29 & August 15 - 19 August 2 - 5 & 22 - 26 July 18 - 22 & August 22 - 26 July 4 - 8, 18 - 22 & August 2 - 5

Room on the day of the event. For more event information, e-mail


their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens,” said Running Room founder John Stanton. “In keeping with their spirit of volunteerism and service to the community, Kamloops Fire Rescue is using the opportunity to help the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops send Kamloops kids to summer camp. “Both charitable organizations do outstanding work in supporting children and youth in their journey


The Running Room and Kamloops firefighters have teamed up to host a Canada Day-themed fun run/ walk and picnic to help send Kamloops kids to camp. The School’s Out For Summer run/walk on June 29 will help send kids to camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops and the Kamloops Community YMCAYWCA. The run/walk is part of a long-standing Running Room tradition. When a new store is opened, the company hosts an event that will raise awareness and funds for a charity or cause of special meaning and interest to the community it will serve in the coming years. “As Canada Day approaches, we believe it is fitting to pay tribute to a group that are particularly important to Canadians in this part of our great nation — the brave men and women of the Kamloops Fire Rescue who put

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Take the fun outside For some, the beach is a place to go to stretch out on a towel and lazily soak up the rays. For others who are more actively inclined, it’s a huge playground where they can really burn — not their skin, but some calories. Whether it’s tossing around a football or a Frisbee, playing badminton or soccer, the beach is a great place to get outside and get active. You can’t talk about beach activities without mentioning beach volleyball. This sport has become so popular that it was made an official Olympic sport in 1996. All you need is a net, a

few players on each side and a volleyball. Prefer to go solo? Jog along the beach and enjoy the soothing sounds of your breath and the waves. Before you hit the beach with a vengeance this summer, keep in mind that a bit of prevention and common sense is the best way to avoid sunstroke and injury. Unlike hard surfaces, sand does have some give to it and can better absorb shocks, but it also makes your muscles work very hard. By gradually building up the intensity of your movements, your muscles will have a chance to adapt to this different playing

surface. Dehydration is another common problem among those who exercise outdoors, so be sure to drink lots of water and take a dip from time to time to stay cool. And, above all, apply sun block before you get to the beach, and reapply it in regular intervals throughout the day. A hat can also be a great way to keep sunstroke at bay. Beach sports are a great way to enjoy the summer and stay in shape. It can also be a more enjoyable way to get a healthy tan. Remember, summer is short so make the most of it — safely!

Summer Dancin’ 2011 July 25th - 29th

Join us for a fun-filled week of classes geared towards the beginner to intermediate dancer. Classes run from Monday to Friday with Friday being an informal class presentation.

Classes include Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet & Preschool.

REGISTRATION DATE Registration may be done in person on Saturday, July 23rd from 12 noon to 3 pm at the studio. You may also mail in your registration.

We reserve the right to change the schedule dependent on registration.

THE DANCE GALLERY #3 ~ 1335 Dalhousie Drive

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Free summer golf clinic for kids Kid can get swinging for free next month at The Dunes at Kamloops. The Ford Go Golf free junior golf clinic will take place at the Westsyde golf course on Saturday, July 9 and is open to kids of all ages who want to learn about the game or hone their skills. The clinic, which will run from 11

a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is being sponsored by Kamloops Ford Lincoln and the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. Players will be taught by Canadian PGA professionals and will receive a tee gift and refreshments. To register, call Steve Davidson at Kamloops Ford Lincoln at 250-376-7266 or email


We are offering four, one week long, camps for children from 9 to 15 years of age. Participants will paddle in a variety of canoes and kayaks, including our sprint racing canoes, kayaks, and the popular war canoe. We also play games in our recreational kayaks as well as dry land activities. All camps run Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Extended hours: 2:30 - 5:00pm - $50.00 for the week.

CAMP 1: JULY 4TH-8TH CAMP 2: JULY 11TH-15TH CAMP 3: JULY 18TH-22ND CAMP 4: AUGUST 15TH-19TH The cost of the camps are $150.00 per child. REGISTRATION To register, please contact our registrar, Colleen at 250.377.7268 For more information, please visit our website at:

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Weekend warriors rock on

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Life for Great White is much sweeter these days. Gone are the six months on the road, travelling by bus, doing five shows a week. “We’d come and collapse,” said guitarist Michael Lardie, one of the originals with the band. “I call us weekend warriors now,” he said. “We go out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We all fly. “We do our shows and then we go home and we get a couple of days at home.” They take less equipment than those roadweary days when they were churning out hits like Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Rock Me. These days the guitarists — Lardie and Mark Kendall — pack their favourte instruments, drummer Audie Desbrown grabs his pedals and sticks and the rest is supplied. Their weekends are tied up for the next several months, including a stop at the Kamloops Convention Centre on Saturday, July 2. With Scott Snyder on bass, this version of the band is almost the same, except for the lead singer. Longtime bandmate Jack Russell is recovering from emergency surgery last year that requires at least a year of convalescence. Taking his place is Terry Ilous, former lead singer with XYZ, who has brought a gritty, bluesy rock sound to the group, Lardie said. “I’ve worked with a lot of lead singers,” he said, “and a lot of them have what I call LSD — lead-singer disease. “Terry doesn’t.” When he’s not performing, Lardie’s heavily involved in music production, not only for Great White, but many other musicians. The band is contractually obligated to deliver a live recording next and Lardie said they’re grabbing tracks from different venues

City of Kamloops

Activity Programs Please pre-register. Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met. Beginner Belly Dance with Rosi $96 Experience modern and traditional style belly dance as well as tribal fusion elements. We include isolations, technique drills, layering moves, and choreography. The classes are low-impact, can aid in stress reduction, and are likely to boost self-esteem and body image. Belly dance classes are a fun way to exercise! Let’s Move Jul 12-Aug 30 5:00-6:30 PM Tues 172132 Instructor: Rose-Marie Wachholz

— from the 400-seat club to the big festival. “We’ve never done that before,” he said. “I like it because it gives people an idea of the journey of what the band goes through.” Despite the years — the band started to make its name in 1978 — Great White still loves to perform, Lardie said. “We’re like a closeknit family. We can anticipate each other. One of the aspects of being a weekend warrior he said he loves is to see new generations embracing the music. “The best moment of last year was a show we were doing and there was a grandfather there. “He looked kind of like a rocker; he had long hair and he looked like one. “He was there with his son and his eightyear-old grandson. And, there was that little kid singing the lyrics to Rock Me. “That’s whay I love, seeing music being passed on to the generations.” Opening the show is local band Fast Lane. The band’s made up of Todd Clack, Bret Koroll and Todd Flodstrom — formerly of Halo — along with Darren Jones (part of Bootyful and Bluesfoot)

Kamloops show are $40 plus taxes and service charges and are available at the Kamloops

and Richard Graham, who also performs with the Infectuals. Tickets for the

Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-3745483, kamloopslive. com.

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Xplore Sportz Summer Camps First Child $150 2nd Child $130 These are week-long camps that are designed for children who want to experience a variety of new, exciting sports in a fun and non-competitive setting with direction from certified coaches. If you are tired of the same old sports scene, come discover the wonderful world of XploreSportz camps. Participants bring their own NUT-FREE lunches; we provide two snacks per day, camp T-shirt, and prizes. Tournament Capital Centre July 11-15 8:30 am-4:30 pm 166840 August 15-19, 8:30 am-4:30 pm 166841

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$95 Second Child: $75 • Ages: 7-13 A stimulating feast of irresistible ideas and visual excitement to engage your child in creating art. Sculpt, draw, and paint a new project each week using materials found around the house. Dallas Elem. School Jul 11-15 9:30-11:30 AM Mon-Fri 175082 Instructor: Susan Knox Westsyde Pool Jul 11-15 1:30-3:30 PM Mon-Fri 175083 Instructor: Susan Knox Dance Camp

$100 Ages: 3-5 A week-long program for your child to discover and explore creative movement and self-expression through dance. Dress-up and crafts are included in this camp. Sista’s Love to Dance Studio Jul 18-22 Mon-Fri Instructor:

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by Art & Chip Samsom

TEACHERS TURN TO ROCK OUT Rehearsing for the Battle of the Bands at the Blue Grotto on Wednesday, June 29, are drummer Steve Weisgerberg, guitarists Eric Haffenden and Ross Humphrey, bass player Diana Hobbs and mandolin player Dianne Bell, all teachers at Valleyview secondary. Teachers at several local schools are taking part in the annual event. Dave Eagles/KTW


by Lincoln Peirce

LIVE AT LUNCH SCHEDULE July 5: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dodie Goldney (300-block, Victoria Street) July 6: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Margit Bull (400block, Victoria Street) July 7: 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Rita Harpe (Lansdowne Village) July 7: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ben Bermiller, (Old Courthouse Cultural Centre) July 8: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mr. M (200block, Victoria Street) July 8: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mickael Maddison (200-block, Victoria Street) July 9: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kyle Hayes (300block, Victoria Street) July 12: 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Garry Gagne (300-block, Victoria Street) July 13: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ben Bermiller (400-block, Victoria Street) July 14: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Carl McLaughlin (Lansdowne Village) July 14: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Keenan Wilcox (Old Courthouse Cultural Centre) July 14: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., AJ Ellsay (200block, Victoria Street) July 15: 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Perry Tucker (200-block, Victoria Street) July 19: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dana Marie (300block, Victoria Street)

July 20: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sound Refuge (400-block, Victoria Street) July 21: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Treena Plummer (Lansdowne Village) July 21: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Margit Bull (Old Courthouse Cultural Centre) July 22: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Treena Plummer (200-block, Victoria Street) July 22: 5 - 7p.m., Jeff Bartlett (200-block, Victoria Street) July 23: 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Perry Tucker (300-block, Victoria Street) July 26: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Frieda Woerler (300-block, Victoria Street) July 27: 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Miss Quincy (400-block, Victoria Street) July 28: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sean Luciw (Lansdowne Village) July 28: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mickael Maddison (Old Courthouse Cultural Centre) July 28: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., AJ Ellsay (200block, Victoria Street) July 29: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Claire Mitton (200-block, Victoria Street) July 30: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dodie Goldney (300-block, Victoria Street)



by Bill Schorr

by Jim Unger


by Larry Wright

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On June 25, 2011 Mrs. Esterina Valentinuzzi (nee Piccolo) passed away in Kamloops at the age of 61 years. She is survived by her soul mate and husband Joseph, her twin daughters Cristina (Grayson) and Stephanie, her father Giovanni, her two sisters Dialma Waite, Sandra (Stig) Lyren, brother Robert (Maria) Piccolo, along with her nephews and nieces Christopher, Stefan, Emma, Julianna and Katarina. Esterina was predeceased by her loving mother Virginia.

Mike passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at the age of 58, after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by love as he wrapped his legs around Pegasus and cut a trail for God’s Arena.

APRIL 6, 1953 – JUNE 24, 2011

Esterina was born on December 20, 1949 in Coste di Maser, Italy. She was the first grandchild of the Piccolo family and was adored by all. At the young age of seven, Esterina’s parents wanting more opportunities for their children decided to immigrate to Canada. In 1957 they arrived in Kamloops to begin their new life. The oldest of three sisters, she took on the role of spokes person for the family, as she was the only one who could speak English. She was a scholar at a young age, always wanting to learn and knowing that school was incredibly important. She was the first of the Piccolo family to attend University, and graduated with Honors from the University of British Columbia with her degree in Sciences and later Education. Esterina married the love of her life, soul mate and best friend Joe on May 9, 1981. They were partners in life and considered their twin daughters, Cristina and Stephanie, their greatest accomplishment together. She was so incredibly proud of her daughters, not only for graduating from UBC with their Civil Engineering degrees, but for being the kind hearted loving human beings she taught them to be. Esterina was a school teacher for 32 years in Kamloops. She had a passion for teaching and touched the lives of numerous children. Better known as “Mrs. V” to her students, she inspired so many of them with her teachings to continue on to a higher education. To this day, many of her kids whose hearts she touched still kept in contact with her. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Victoria in 2005. For the last years of her teaching career, she was the District E.S.L Home/Hospital Teacher. She always felt a close connection with those children who immigrated to Canada and were in need of assistance to learn English. Those who she taught were blessed to have had her as a teacher. She leaves behind a family who will always treasure her and will never forget her. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, writer and teacher, but most importantly the best mother her daughters could ever ask for. Her un-wavering strength, determination, and incredible faith in God were, and still are an inspiration. Esterina will be forever remembered in our hearts, and her daughters will continue to be a reflection of her. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Cancer Treatment Centre at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver and Dr. Grant Del Begio & Dr. Anthony Human for their care in Kamloops. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, June 29th at 7 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Father Peter Hoan Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the church on Thursday June 30th at 11 am. Entombment will follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Treatment Centre at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver in Esterina’s name. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mike was born and raised in Kamloops. He was the fourth of ¿ve children for Kay and Steve Puhallo. He married the love of his life, Linda, in 1976 and the couple raised two children, Paul and Sharlene. He was predeceased by his mother Kay and his brother-in-law, Terry Hand. Mike is survived by his father, Steve, and his siblings: Sue (Jim), Pete (June), Patti (Gerd) and Gord (Diana), and many loved nieces and nephews. Over the years, Mike has meant so much, to so many people. Above all, Mike was a man of integrity and a chaser of dreams. He was a rodeo cowboy, a cattle rancher, an artist, a cowboy poet, a horse trainer, a truck driver, a pilot, a historian, a philosopher, husband, father, son, brother and friend who was there when you needed a hand and lifted you to be your best. Mike was a founding member and the President of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society. The preservation of western heritage and culture was one of Mike’s greatest passions, second only to working with his horses. He always said he’d rather ride than drive. Mike will always be remembered as a Cowboy Poet. Mike is Canada’s most published cowboy poet. Two of his books received the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Excellence in Cowboy Poetry. All three of his CDs were nominated for Cowboy Poetry Album of the Year and in 2009 he was named the Academy of Western Artist’s Cowboy Poet of the Year. Mike received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medallion in 2003 and in 2006 was one of the nominees for Canadian Parliamentary Poet laureate. Mike’s legacy as a Cowboy Poet is a testament to his courage to take his own advice in life, that you can be whatever you choose to be. Those who achieve success are those who take a dream and make it come true. The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Marjorie Willowby Snowden Hospice for their gentle care. There will be a Celebration of Life for Mike at the Calvary Community Church on Thursday, June 30, at 1:00 pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home. Condolences may be emailed to the family from Mike believed in education and sought to support others in realising their dreams. In lieu of Àowers, donations can be made to the BC Cowboy Heritage Society scholarship fund.

CASSIDY In Loving Memory of a most caring Wife and Mother. On June 23 2011, Mrs. Sharon Cassidy passed away peacefully at Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 48. Survived by her loving husband Leonard Cassidy, and daughter of Rita Holzer (Hans Holzer) and Ted O’Hara (Georgia O’Hara). She mothered two children, Aaron and Tyler Cassidy. She was the sister of three brothers: Timothy O’Hara, Terry O’Hara, and predeceased by Tom O’Hara. The visitation will be held on June 29th between 7 and 9 p.m. at Schoenings Funeral Service. 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops. The Funeral Mass will be held on June 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Michaels Parish Church in Logan Lake with Father Ken Anoruo officiating. Interment will follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery. Should friends desire, donations will be given to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation towards the ICU. Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service. 250.374.1454

Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454

In loving memory




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APRIL 27, 1931 ~ JUNE 25, 2011

February 20, 1926 ~ June 29, 2001

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear aunt and friend JoJo.

Sept. 23, 1988 June 24, 2008

JoJo was born in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria and came to Canada in 1957 where she worked in Yellowknife as a camp cook, as a waitress in Prince Rupert and in Prince George and was a long time employee of the Coast Canadian Inn in Kamloops from where she retired.


She is predeceased by her parents Maria and Johanna Karl of Austria, the love of her life Larry Bremner and many good friends too numerous to mention. Leaving to mourn her passing, her sister Elisabeth Obermeier, Marion and Tom of Salzburg Austria, niece Rosemarie Lee of Kamloops, great-niece Michelle Finlayson, Mike and Cheyenne of Kamloops, great nephew Geoffrey Lee, Kim, Kade and Tait from Abbotsford, Godchild Joanna Sauve, Dean, Braiden, Brandon in Vernon. Her good friend Lynne Faust who was with her until the end of her life and helped to care for her – Thank you so much. Also leaving behind many dear long time friends, too many to mention all. JoJo was a kind and loving forgiving soul and will be sadly missed by everyone she touched in life. A special thanks to Dr. Julie Anderson, all the nurses and staff of 3 West at Royal Inland Hospital and everyone at Kamloops Hospice for their caring and compassion.

PULMONARY EMBOLISM AWARENESS An obstruciton in the vein or artery of the lung: Usually from blood, but also from fat, bone & air Silent, Deadly, No Warning It can happen to anyone! Talk to your Doctor! Wear Your Teds! If you love someone

Embrance the past with memories And the future with deep and lasting love.

Tell them!

In our hearts forever Love Dad, Mom and Brent

What would I give her hand to clasp. Her patient face to see. To hear her voice, to see her smile As in the days that used to be But some sweet day we will meet again. Beyond the toil and strife. And clasp each other's hand once more. In Heaven, that happy life. In loving memory, Michael

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight. I am the start-shine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there – I did not die.

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. Always loved and never forgotten In lieu of Àowers donations in memory of JoJo can be made to Kamloops Hospice Association or The Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Service to be held at a later date.


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WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.

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Children Childcare Available LIVE IN CAREGIVER for Elderly $8.75/hr . 40hr/wk. Call Abundia or Roland 250-372-3047.

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NEW CAREER! Kamloops & Area’s #1 Mazda Dealership is looking to expand its operation and requires new and pre-owned automotive sales professionals. No experience required. The company offers professional training program, excellent pay, commission, bonus plan, group insurance, demo package and unlimited income potential. Please reply to Phil Askin Kamloops Mazda 2595 E. Trans. Canada Hwy. Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4A9

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FORMS YARD LABOURER / SPARE TRUCK DRIVER Norgaard Ready-Mix Ltd. requires a Forms Yard Labourer / Spare Truck Driver for the Kamloops location. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance and control of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s form inventory, and other duties as assigned. As necessary, the applicant will also be required to operate tandem and tandem/tandem mixer trucks. Union wage rates and benefits apply. Skills required: Physical fitness as some heavy lifting may be required Minimum Class 3 Drivers License with Air Endorsement Communication and interpersonal skills The ability to work in a team environment Ready-Mix concrete experience would be an asset but is not mandatory Please submit a resume and covering letter with current drivers abstract before July 8th: By mail or in person:

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Automotive Technician Required Immediately - Journeyman Automotive Technician. This is a full-time position with excellent pay & beneďŹ ts package. Only quality-conscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Allen Mulford or 685 Notre Dame Dr. Kamloops, BC V2C 6B7

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SPACES available. All ages Lunch & snacks provided, 16yrs exp. Call 250-371-7570 SUMMIT CHILDCARE 2 - 12 month to 3 year spots available immediately We are taking registration for toddler and infant in August and September including 3-5 pre school. Special Summer Programs 828-2533

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Kamloops This Week is looking for an Advertising Creative Consultant to work along side our award winning design team. The individual in this part-time position will be responsible for creating ads using InDesign and Photoshop. This individual must be able to endure pressure/deadline situation and yet keep a healthy sense of humour with their fellow employees. Kamloops This Week distributes to over 30,000 homes twice a week If you feel you have what it takes to be a star among our stars we look forward to hearing from you. Interested applicants may apply by letter or email to Advertising Creative Consultant Kamloops This Week 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6 Attn: Darla Gray Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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The Hamlets at Westsyde is a revolutionary residential care facility which allows care providers to focus on resident-centered living and activities that inspire and support personal choice. We advocate the “gentle care” model of care and are currently looking to add to our team of professionals: All postings must have experience. Chef Manager – Red Seal certiÀcation or CSMA required






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FOODSAFE Course by certified Instructor 3rd Saturday of every month 8:30am-4:30pm $60 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762


Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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

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Maintenance Manager – CertiÀcation an asset with a minimum 5 years experience. Residential Care setting preferred Maintenance staff Cook – Temporary Line • Experience in Residential Care setting is an asset • CertiÀcation is an asset If you are passionate about providing the highest standard of care and support in an atmosphere of acceptance that promotes client dignity, self worth and choice we invite you to apply by submitting your resume in conÀdence to: Fax 250.579.9069 Email

JANITOR/MAINTENANCE PERSON This is a full time position with responsibilities to include daily janitorial and general building maintenance. Must be bondable. Please forward resumes to Attention: HR Manager 2072 Falcon Road Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: 250-374-7790 Email: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Available immediately. Must have merchandising experience. Apply in person at Shoppers Drug Mart, Columbia Place, Kamloops or fax resume to 250-374-4009.


1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT Student Summer jobs. 11&up, now accepting applications. Up to $100wk 1-250-718-3223

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

Advertising Consultant Award winning Kamloops This Week has a full time opening for Advertising Consultant. The position requires a highly organized individual with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Excellent communication skills, valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary. If you have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges, we want to hear from you.

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Education/Trade Schools

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Must have a minimum of 2 years cashier experience with supervisor or leadership experience. Apply in person at Shoppers Drug Mart, Columbia Place, Kamloops or fax resume to 250-374-4009.

ALPHA Safety Ltd is looking for First Aid Instructors for industry at our Training School in Ft St John, BC. Please send resumes by email or fax Attention: Martin Weideman Email: Fax: (250) 787 8839

ARE you experiencing financial distress? Relief is only a call away! Call Patricia Mazzotta, Estate Administrator, 15 years experience, at 250-3725581 today to set up your FREE consultation! Cecil Cheveldave, Vice President, KPMG Inc., Trustee in Bankruptcy, 200-206 Seymour St. Kamloops, BC, V2C 6P5. JOE’S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Autobody Technician. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795 HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, benefit packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or

Millwright with 4th Class Engineer ticket for food processing plant in North Okanagan. Please send resume to Box #2 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5 or Fax to: 250-5583468 Box #2 Atten: Jim

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. Required immediately, full time Parts person. Ford experience would be an asset, competitive wages with full benefits & pension plan. Mail resume to: 715 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M9 or Email:

Home Care/Support DENGARRY Prof. Serv. Ltd. seeking Care Providers w/ accessible homes or willingness to alter residence. 24 hr care to individuals w/ developmental disabilities. Medical background or experience working w/ adults w/ developmental disabilities an asset. Criminal record, F/A cert, DL, ref required. Fax letters of interest to 250-3774581 or e-mail

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Acres Enterprises Ltd. has immediate openings for Pipe & Grade Foreman, Pipelayers and experienced Excavator Operators. Competitive wage and benefit package offered. Please fax resumes to 250-372-7300 or mail to 971 Camosun Cres. V2C 6G1

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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 $29/hour to $38/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 recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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PHARMACY ASSISTANT/ TECHNICIAN • 32-40 hours per week • Minimum 1 year experience • Must have recognized pharmacy assistant course • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment • Competitive wages and benefits Drop off resumes Mon- Fri between 9-5 Attention: Rhonda or Kyla NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, blue-healer female puppy, born April 26, vet checked, 1st shots, working parents. $550. Call (604)860-4400 HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, comes with shots (250)804-6848

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 *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale


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


3PC 100% LEATHER SET Sofa, Loveseat and Chair. Brand NEW still in the plastic! Worth $2,499. Must Sell $1,199. Can Deliver 250-434-2337 or 250-574-2932


New, still in plastic. Worth $899. Must Sell $299. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-574-2932


Brand new, in original package. Worth $1,200. Must Sell $499. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-574-2932

Garage Sales

BIG M Auction Sale Thursday, June 30th, 6:00 pm. 5765 Falkland Road, Falkland. Already consigned: Dispersal of TACK STORE CLOSE OUT; horse drawn mower, swap meet items, gift ware, and much more Consignments wanted. 250-379-2078 or 604-8504238. Visa, M/C, interac.

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B22 ❖ WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2011 Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery 1989 Ford Dump truck, 425 Cat, 15 spd, 20F, 44R, Hylift gate, current safety. $15,000. obo. May trade for Harley 250307-1959.

Misc. for Sale Ranger X. Powerchair incl charger, new batteries 18”X 18” seat $1500 250-554-8031 Shuffle Board in excellent shape, table type, $75 (250) 372-2689

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953.

Apt/Condos for Sale 1 Bedroom renovated Condo in Sahali/Gordonhorn Cr, close to schools and TRU. Balcony, A/C, laundry in building. Rentals allowed. Low Strata. $155,000. (250) 3140203

Riverbend Sr. Community Your 2 bdrm, riverfacing apt is waiting for you. A new, never occupied unit. Call 250-5735301 for more information.

For Sale By Owner For Sale or Lease 3 yrs old 3bdrm 2 bth, dbl wide, has veg. garden, 16x12 shop, pool tbl. deck, 6appl. osmosis water sys. piano, lrg jacuzzi, bdrm-2 has a Murphy bed. (250) 314-4190 INVESTOR SPECIAL No $ Down! Kamloops, N. Shore. 2 suites + gar. Fully rented. 100% financing avail. Cashflow = WOW! KAMLOOPS/Westsyde: Inground swimming pool, comes with this professionally updated home, on quiet cul-de-sac in Westsyde. This family home features 3 bedrooms + den, 3 bath. family room, includes: new windows, doors, Carrier heat pump with c/a, flooring, too many updates to list. Immaculate, well maintained, move-in ready, 2162 Perryville Place $379,900. To view call 250-376-1441

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INVESTOR SPECIAL- Kamloops $46K down. 2 yr. deal Pre-sold. Gr8 Profit. www.PropertyInvestorDeals.CA OWNER FINANCING House w. suite. Kamloops N. Shore. Super low payments. Good credit, good job = you’re in!

1Bdrm Apartment 1525 Tranquille Rd. $750 per month Cat incl. (250) 376-9059

Pineview 2 Bdrm view, brand new $1100 incl util + cable N/S N/P no lndry 250-377-8139

2BDRM, Sahali, close to 7Eleven,a/c,appl,sundeck, avail Jun 1, $1050mo 250-851-5050

1BDR $700 close to TRU n/s n/p Jun 1 (250)682-3199 or (250) 376-7869

1 bdrm Batchelor Heights All util incl. $650/mo N/P N/S (250)376-9343 1Bdrm bright large Dallas $750/mth utils incld shared W/D N/S N/P refs 573-2446 1BDRM close to NorthHills. Like new, F/S W/D $800 incl. util. N/S N/P Jul 1 376-8908 1bdrm for one person N/S, N/P, util and laundry incl. close to TRU $850 (250) 376-2576 1 bdrm fully furnished lower suite in Sahali full kit. liv. and lrg. bdrm incl cab a/c and util sh. laund. close to bus and parking avail. prt ent. N/S N/P avail Jul 31. $1150. (250) 3183313 1BDRM New Nrth Shore W/D $700/mo util incl N/S N/P avail Aug 1st 250-851-2522 1BDRM, N.Shore. Like new. Self-contained, near shopping & bus, priv entr., security sys, ns/np, Refs required. $800/mo incld util. Call 250-376-9091 1BDRM on North Shore Avail May 1st N/S N/P, util incl, $700 month (250) 376-3787 1bdrm partially furn. in quiet NS neighborhood util incl. avial Jul 1 $650 (250) 374-9383 2BDRM daylight, Brock, close to school, ns/np, $800 incld util Avail July1st 250-376-0598 2Bdrm level entry, well lit $800/mth close to all amenities 250-376-4983 2Bdrm N/Shore $800 + 1/2 util use of washer/dryer credit ref req’d Sam 250-573-1281 Avail immed lg 1 bdrm, daylight,near Hamlets - Westsyde, modern, sep ent, 5 appl cable, sep heat, partial furn, patio, n/p/s, ref’s, $800+$400 DD 250-579-9477 BACHELOR suite, ns/np, w/d cbl, internet, all utils, very large, $700/mo 250-554-7009

Beautiful2bdr basement suite. w/d d/w gas/fp n/s n/p quiet mature adult ref. d/d $950 + 1/2 util. 554-1235 6-8pm

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3BDRM 2 bath upper sahali 5 appl N/S N/P $1575 utils incld, Refs 4 bdrm Dufferin 5 appl. + pool. N/S N/P $2000/mo+util+DD+ Ref’s Avail July 1. 374-8427 5bdrm 2 1/2 bth in Westyde, n/s pet neg. maple kit. hw/tile 5 appl. fenced yard. parking $2200 + util (250) 571-8854 North Shore 3 Bdrm. $1300 per mon available imm. (250) 374-5586 or 371-0206

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

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

Recreational Just under .5 acre lot for sale in Anglemont Estates. Partially cleared with driveway and RV pad. Lakeview and only 1/2 block to the community beach.. Comes with a buoy anchored in Anglemont Bay and 14 ft aluminum boat. Great for recreational use or build your dream home. 250376-9982

*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

ONLY $729,000: Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends!


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DACO INVESTMENTS Real Estate Invest Company is looking for homes to buy,Call or email us if you are interested in selling your home, or if you are wanting a home and would like to see how are rent to own program works. 778-469-5055, or

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

1BDRM Brock area Close to bus and shopping N/S N/P $750 mt + DD Ref Req (250) 682-1578 2Bdrm apartment, on the North Shore $750 per mon. (250) 376-4410

The Sands

WESTSYDE 3bdrm main floor 5appl updated $1400/mth inclds util & yard maintenance 250-579-5758

Lower Sahali Close to TRU and shopping. Clean Secure building with resident manager. 1&2 Bdrm some with views. prefer 1 year lease n/p n/s (250)828-1711

Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classified’s Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information

Commercial/ Industrial 2 Bay car garage / workshop 110 power rent/lease $400/mo Avail May 1st 250-554-1300

Cottages / Cabins LAKE VIEW all season 1 bdrm furnished cabin $225/mth near Clinton 250459-2387

Recreation Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek B.C. Lakeside lot, end unit. Plenty of extra space. Steps to beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Newer 2006 1bedroom, 1bath, park model trailer sleeps 6, plus a tastefully decorated guest cabin for 2 more. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground, RV/Boat parking. $1500/week 250-371-1333

Rooms for Rent 1BDRM shared house. All incl. Working person/student NP $450/mo 250-376-5299 BROCK- Wrkng/stdnt, N/S N/D roommate. Bed own bath. Kit, lndry $460/mo 554-7881 DALLAS furnished bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet N/S working person N/P $400 828-1681 NS furn, cab/net/ all incl. working per. or stu. n/s n/p near bus. $425 (778) 470-3740

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Full bsmt completely furnished 1 tenant N/P, N/S laundry & utils incld $600 250-579-7649

Rayleigh 1Bdrm grnd level on ranch, F/S share lndy, N/S N/P Horse ok $650/mo 578-0050 Sahali 1Bdrm suite laundry & sat TV, quiet cul-de-sac all util incl $900/mo 250-377-8682

New 1bdrm + den util and cab incl N/P N/S $800 +dep and ref. avail imm. (250) 376-1807

Suite deals! Sahali private furnished rm w/kitchenett + 1bdrm suite $500 & $700 incl util w/i cable & laundry shared bathroom n/s (250) 852-1012

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Mobile Homes & Pads 3BDRM. Heffley Creek. Lg. Yd. $900. DD Refs. Avail July 1st. 250-819-4639

Modular Homes

Dallas 1bdrm 1 quiet mature adult no laundry N/S no partying N/D $675 incls util 250573-3323

Pineview 2 Bdrm view, brand new $1100 incl util + cable N/S N/P no lndry 250-377-8139


Duplex / 4 Plex

MOBILE home on acreage Pritchard 12x70 2bdrm, 5appl, must assist farm chores. ns/np ideal for seasoned semi-retired couple. $725/mo + util (250)577-3810.

Clean & comfortable 2 bdrm suite N/S N/P 1300 Tranquille $900/mth 250-371-4801



Bright Brock Family Home. Featuring 3+1 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large rec room, new deck, new roof, central air, finished basement, garage & separate 20x20 wired workshop. Some updates and new paint. Private fenced yard backs onto School Dist. 73 green space, low maintenance yard. Well maintained home. A MUST SEE!

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2BR mobile on Ranch with corral. Minutes to city. N/S. References. $995/Mo. June 1st. (250)571-1057.

Houses For Sale

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Valleyview 900sq ft. new reno. 2bdrm. near bus w/d d/w, n/s n/p $875 incl util. 377-8163 Westsyde 1Bdrm fully renovated close to everything $550. +DD util incl 579-9609

2006 VW Jetta, 2.0T, 55K, economical, heated leather seats, sunroof, 6spd MT, exc cond., warranty. $14,000 obo. 250-260-6588

Suites, Upper


2Bdrm Main floor st fr, fenced yard, North Kam. sm pet ok. util incl $1150 (250) 554-2125

1987 Honda Gold Wing, 1200cc,with voyager trike conversion and trailer. 59,000km asking $9,500 obo. 579-8831

Bachelor 3bdrm 2 Bth large kit. dining and lvg + 2 car garage n/s n/p $1550 + util. (250)574-3275


Downtown 2bdrm + den N/S N/P lndry $1200 + util avail May 250-320-9205 UPPER Sahali 2bdrm Daylight N/P N/S Cl. to bus and TRU $800/mo util incl. 374-1824.

Townhouses 2bdrm 1 bath, end unit, w/d, util not incl n/s, pet neg. $1100 ref req. (250) 319-0660 2BDRM + den, Sahali f/s/w/d,a/c, City View, Close to bus & shopping, Avail Jun 15 $1000/mo+util (250) 318-4756

1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $7900. obo 250-577-3222 1994 Okanagan 10.5’ camper. North South queen size bed. 3 pce. bath, forced air furnace, skylight, 4 burner stove, full size fridge, new hot water tank, deluxe privacy blinds. Excellent condition. $7,500 OBO. Phone 250-376-9982. 1998 Wilderness 25.5 ‘ 5th Wheel full side, hitch rails, brake control incl., slps 6 exc. cond. $11,500 obo (250) 3746172

3Bdrm 1 1/2baths inclds W/D F/S heat, hot water, indoor pool walking distance TRU malls & hospital $1400/mth 250-372-9622 3BDRM renovated,walking distance TRU, N/S N/P Avail now $1400+util 250-571-7653 SAHALI CONDO FOR RENT 2bdrms, great view of city, laundry on site, available immediately $950 per month. Call 377-5773 or email


19ft Fleetwood Trailer dry weight 4338 lbs, pulled with 6 cyl. suv used 3x, 5 yr ext war. full bth, 2 dr fridge, st/oven, micr, walk around qu sz bed awning stabilizers, pwr. assist brakes, dual axel $13,900. O.B.O (250)376-3546 2001 Triple E Topaz 24 1/2 ft. 5th wheel. Like new, slide out dinette, slps 6, loaded, full bth, air, awning, 5th wheel hitch incl. Asking $9500 (250) 5734242 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $19,000 (250) 851-0209

Bright,clean & spacious 2 Bedrooms Large storage area Individual front & back yards Close to park, shopping & bus stop PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

250-318-4321 No Pets


Antiques / Classics 1958 Parisienne 2 door hardtop V8 Purrs! Solid continue restoration. Slashed $17,000 250-377-0377 pager.

2007- 28’ Outback 5th Wheel

Comes w/hitch, & generator. Large pull-out, lot’s of cupboard space. Lot’s of extras: electric awning, sirius radio, under-carriage pull-outs, etc. Used very little. Mint cond. Asking $21,500. 579-9483 84 19’ Vanguard 5th Wheel single axel, ladder, awning, 3 brnr stove/oven excellent shape $3900 250-828-2727

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Buying, Selling? Cars - Domestic 1983 Porsche 928S Coupe, 85,000km 300Hp, 8cyl auto, lthr, receipts since 98 garage stored $11,900obo 374-8724 2002 Beetle, air, tilt, cruise, pwr win. auto, sun roof, $6900obo 778-220-1118 78 Camaro has newer 350engine custom fan belt new battery $3000obo 250-374-2770 ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

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Sport Utility Vehicle 02 Subaru Forester L, 176 K, 5spd, a/c,pw,pl, inclds, winter tires/rims.$6900 250-828-8792 2000 FORD EXPLORER 4x44.0L, no accidents, no rust, 1 owner. Mechanical, brakes, exhaust & rubber, good cond $5000 obo. (250)828-6198.

Trucks & Vans 02’ Dodge Service Van safety partition, Shelving/bins New tires143000kms 250-573-2629 1993 GMC pick-up, 3/4 ton, 2 wheel drive, regular cab, 5 speed standard, blue, just over 100,000 kms, $5500, 250-579-5877 1998 Ford Windstar. Automatic, 180,000 kms $2800 OBO 250-377-6886


Trucks & Vans 1Ton Dump Truck, Ram-Lift 4wd auto diesel removable sides 162000k 250-573-2629 2003 Grey V8 Dodge Dakota Quad Sport 4x4, 121,000km. Includes winters,rims & canopy. $12,500.(250)314-0203

2006 Ford E Series 16’ Cube Van 142,000km RWD, Diesel, $20,000 (250) 851-0209

Boats 1995 26ft Sun Bridge Cruiser, excell made by well craft, 7.4 ltr Merc Cruiser, Slps 6, Great Shape, fresh water and water cooler for ocean trvl. 950 hrs. have all service records since new. $18,000 call Ken (250) 318-3313 1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $14,000obo 376-4447 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $3900obo 319-1394

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