Issuu on Google+

WEDNESDAY

Four-year-old Kaelyn Solbrekken uses mom, Sarah, to play hide-and-seek with KTW photographer Dave Eagles. For more on Kaelyn and her involvement with the B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) program, turn to page A12.

K A M L O O P S

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 X Volume 24 No. 41 www.kamloopsthisweek.com X 30 cents at Newsstands

Unwrapping third political sandwich STAFF REPORTER

jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

When John Cummins last visited Kamloops, there was snow on the ground, he was still a politician in Ottawa and only an advisor to the B.C. Conservative Party, considered by most to be on the fringe of politics. It is now six months after his frigid November visit and Cummins is an ex-MP who will be named B.C. Conservative party leader this weekend, the party is moving up in the polls and the snow is long gone. After touring the province during the past few weeks, Cummins will be in Kamloops on Thursday, May 26, speaking to party supporters and the public at Hotel 540 at 7 p.m. A pair of recent polls show support for the party is growing. A Mustel Group poll has the B.C. Conservatives with 18 per cent support, while an Ipsos Reid survey has the party at 10 per cent. Cummins said voters he has spoken with are happy there is another option. “They see one as a stale sandwich and the other a mouldy one,� he told KTW, referring to the B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP. In advance of his

visit, KTW interviewed the B.C. Conservative Party leader-designate: Q: When you visited Kamloops for a party meeting at the end of 2010, you stated you weren’t interested in running for the leadership. What changed your mind? A: I was quite happily ensconced in federal politics and looking forward to the next federal election. The pressure mounted, many people came to me and said, ‘Look, John, we’d like you to run for the party leadership.’ They raised some money to show me how sincere they were and they were convinced that I could make a difference, so I decided to put my name forward. The issues are important to me, they’re important to B.C., many of these issues I pushed as a politician in Ottawa. I think I succumbed to the pressure and I’m glad I did. It’s just been a marvelous experience getting back around the province and talking to people. Q: What are your thoughts on former federal Conservative MPs like Jay Hill joining the B.C. Liberal electionreadiness committee? XSee CUMMINS A20

Her disregard for the arm may be why she bit the tip off one finger (although she claims the cat is really responsible). The “permanent boo-boo� is covered with a Band-Aid. Sarah thinks Kaelyn will eventually want the arm for cosmetic reasons but, right now, “it weighs as much as she does.� A day of sunshine at the park brings high spirits, but Kaelyn’s energy gets ahead of her. Running through the jungle gym, she trips, falls and is tangled between two steps. She looks frustrated. Her infectious smile fades

By Jessica Wallace STAFF REPORTER

reporter@kamloopsthisweek.com

Chasing kids through the colourful metal maze in Riverside Park, four-year-old Kaelyn Solbrekken stops briefly to throw her prosthetic arm over the railing and to the ground. She doesn’t want it. Who can blame her? She doesn’t need it. Kaelyn can climb the ladder just fine without it and, when mom Sarah tries to help her down, she insists on doing it herself. Kaelyn has her own way.

PUBLIC NOT ICE

&ROQEB

ELECTRONICS C RO CTRONICS RONICS CS SURPLUS SURPL S R S

OQLQEB FO"!. MOLQB@ +2504# QFLKOBP 9 QOR@QR QEB0>O OFKD BKQ#L JM>KV !RAFLQO LC LKF@P LCCF@F>II $RJLRI V>KKL FK RK@BAL QEB@IL K->V QE PROBL CQEBFO CFK>I #LOML O>QB3 !P>OBP QLOBP RIQ J>K RC>@QR @>IIBA OBOPE RMLK6 >SB FPFLKP% QLMRO IB@QOL @E>PB KF@P J FIIFLKP )KSBKQ F K BU@BP LOV4EB P PB4LM BIB@QO "O>KAK LKF@PJ >JB RPQ?B >

Q KB>O

LO?B

@IB>OBA

ILT@L

c

PQ

momentarily as she turns toward her mom. Acknowledging her mother’s presence is enough. Knowing support is there is enough. There are no tears; she gets back up and runs along. Kaelyn will enter kindergarten in September. She’s growing up. Her mother knows it because Kaelyn no longer believes her arm will grow back. And, when people ask what happened to her arm, Sarah no longer has to answer for her. “I was born that way,�

KAELYN’S WAY

By Jeremy Deutsch

Kaelyn says. She may have more trouble than most kindergartners when it comes to learning to tie her shoes, but she has found her own way to use scissors — so Sarah isn’t worried. She knows her little girl won’t let her prosthetic arm weigh her down. And, even if it does, she’ll just take it off and throw it away.

Thousands of Items Marked Down

WITH SAVINGS UP TO

80% PLUS

4!+%504/9%!23 4/0!9/!#/30

TH 26 AY M S, UR TH NS RU SALE TH THRU SUNDAY MAY 29 , 2011.

+.,J<PDFLIJKI<<K#B8DCFFGJ ),' *.)$0-//nnn%m`j`fej%ZX

THE ACTIONS OF DUMOULIN CORPORATION DOES NOT REFLECT THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF ANY OF THEIR INDEPENDANT FRANCHISEES.


A2 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

BEST DEALS ON WHEELS

20 O2N0LY ONLY

SALES EVENT

LOWEST PRICE! 2009SAVE AVENGER LIKE NEVER BEFORE! LOWEST PRICE! 20 AVENGER 2009 WITH YOUR NLYTRADE WORTH 2000 YOU CAN GET ONE OF THESE GREAT DEALS!

WE EG GUARANTEE T E 100% 00% F FINANCING! G!! Y YOU UC CAN'T N'T TB BUY YC CHEAPER P R AN ANYWHERE!!

O

$

WEEKLY SPECIALS

F F O % 45 OFF 45S%AVE LOWEST PRICE! 2009 AVENGER E V A S 0 0 0 , 1 1 $11, 000 NOW 13,490 CALL FOR PRICE! 24,115 4$5 % OFF NOW 13,490 2010 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4

2006 DODGE BI-WEEKLY RAM 3500

Loaded, 10,000 kms

5.9L Diesel

BI-WEEKLY #BR31923A

#BWR9054A

$

2004 HONDA CIVIC

$

#BCA2356B

6,861

RIVERSHORE 2010 JEEP COMMANDER SPORT RAM'S

2008 CHEV SILVERADO

$

#UC5035

25,904

Leather, loaded, Certified

2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING LTD.

SAVE $11, 09,60501 2005 CHRYSLER 300

$

#BR11485A

New arrival! Loaded, Certified

2007 FORD SPORTRACK LTD.

$

BI-DODGE WEEKRAM 2009 LY 1500 LARAMIE

2010 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE $ LTD.

D L O S NOW 13,490 $

#AC5019

3$1,580

#BGC0928A C 928 8A

Loaded, low kms, Certified

$

841 33,8

Loaded, low kms, Certified

SALE ENDS OCT. 15T limited s2009 2008 HONDA ACCORD FORD RANGER ele ctio n 4X4 HURRY IN!

HOUSE OF

rice lowest &pTH E COAS IN KAMLOOPS

$

P R E - O W N E D

#AV5033

28,208

$

#AV5017

16,534

#BGC2203B

$

25,055

$

#BR19430A

21,121

#AJR7850A

$

16,698

Leather, loaded, Certified

Leather, loaded, low kms, warranty

Leather, loaded, Certified

Loaded, low kms, leather

Loaded, low kms

2008 FORD F350 LARIAT

2008 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE LTD.

2008 LAND ROVER LR2

2010 DODGE CHARGER SXT

2009 DODGE CALIBER

$

$

#AR34424A

$

27,168

$

#EL5016

22,677

$

#AV5026

27,607

$

#AC5028

16,405

Loaded, hard top, low kms

Loaded, Certified

Leather, loaded, low kms, Certified

$ 2006 RAM 3500

$ 2008 PONTIAC MONTANA

$ 2008 DODGE NITRO 4X4

$ 2010 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

CALL FO$R PRICE!

5.9L Diesel, loaded, low kms

#AV5009A

$

4 10,0 $ 8

$

#BGC4962A

4 19,2 $ 3

Loaded

$

$

$

Loaded, Certified

#BR36456A

SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE

SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE

SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE

$

#EN4954

#C9005

$

30,867

7,078

24,918

$ 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT

19,2$82

#BGC1101A

Loaded, warranty

$

7 14,16 $ 8,537 2

Low kms, Certified

C H RY S L E R • J E E P • D O D G E • R A M

Locally Owned & Operated For Over 20 Years!

1-888-445-5588

DL10586

RIVERSHORE

OVER 75 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES IN STOCK

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

JERRY WINDERS JERRY WINDERS LONSBERRY LARRIENALARRIENA LONSBERRY Sales Consultant Sales Consultant Sales Consultant Sales Consultant

2477 East Trans Canada Hwy. on the Kamloops Auto Mall

"Where Kamloops Comes To Save"

DENIS LOWE President

DAN LAPORTE CODY SKENE SKENE DON HAYS STEVE HALES SalesConsultant Manager General Manager Finance Manager Sales Sales Consultant

www.ramtrucks.ca

All sale prices assume a down payment of $2000 or equivalent trade. HST applies to any cash down payment. Sale prices are net of all taxes.

MARK VOS Sales Consultant

JERRY WINDERS LARRIENA LONSBERRY ART MARCYNIUK Sales Consultant Sales Consultant Sales Consultant


INDEX

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

WEATHER ALMANAC

TODAY’S FORECAST

One year ago Hi: 22.8 C Low: 3.8 C Record High: 33.9 C (1958) Record Low: 1.1 C (1964)

In a word? Yuck High: 20 C Low: 13 C

Viewpoint/Your Opinion . . . . A8-9 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . A22 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A23 Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B1

Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B3 TODAY’S FLYERS *Selected distribution Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 Fabricland, MTF Price Matters, Roba, KTW Vacation Guide, Visions, Cargo, Hamlets*, Stihl*, Spin Magazine*, Rexall*, Prescription Centre*, Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . B11 XS Papa Murphy’s*, M&M Meats*, Joyce Blair*, Home Depot*, Easy Home*, Classifieds . . . . . . . . . B12 Canadian Tire*

UPFRONT

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/KamThisWeek

A3

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/ kamloopsthisweek

KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK

SAINTS WITH SUDS Kimberly Johnson joined her NorKam Saints teammates in raising money by hosting a car wash at the North Kamloops A&W on Friday, May 20. The senior girls’ rugby team is headed to provincial championship in Cowichan from today (May 25) to Saturday, May 28. Dave Eagles/KTW

Rapist had list of women’s names while in jail By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

The notorious serial rapist now living under strict court-ordered conditions in Kamloops has a history of failing to comply with court orders, according to documents obtained by KTW. Jack Samuel Froese has been living with family in Valleyview since being released from prison on May 15. The 31-year-old has a history of committing violent sexual assaults. According to his most recent decision from the Parole Board of Canada, he also has a history of disobeying release conditions. The decision, dated Feb. 21, 2008, ordered Froese detained for the remainder of his three-year sentence in a federal penitentiary for sexual assault with a weapon and uttering threats. In the document, the Parole Board of Canada describes Froese as “still likely to commit an offence causing death or serious bodily harm to another person.”

The three-year sentence came after a June 2004 incident in Saskatoon, in which Froese held a hotel worker at knifepoint for 25 minutes as he raped and threatened to kill her. “Throughout the sexual offence, you held a knife at her throat and threatened to kill her if she yelled or resisted your intrusive actions,” the document reads. “This action clearly demonstrated your willingness to brutally harm her if your needs were not satisfied.” According to the decision, the rape — which caused “psychological damage” to the 19-year-old victim — occurred while Froese was already on strict court-ordered conditions. “Notably, you were subject to a probation order at the time as a result of a sexual assault you had been convicted of in 2003,” it reads. The 2003 conviction came after Froese, while drunk, “attempted to have intercourse with a female acquaintance after she had rejected your advances,” the document states. Froese also violated the conditions of his statutory release while

serving his sentence for the June 2004 rape, according to the decision. “That release was revoked as a consequence of the facts that you absconded, left your supervision area, were dishonest with others, collected pornography (a self-identified high-risk act), attempted to meet with a woman whose stolen property you possessed and had several names and numbers of local women in your room at the community corrections centre,” it reads, without mentioning where the infractions occurred. “Despite the programming you had received and were receiving, you were prepared to place yourself in high-risk situations. “This illustrates to the board that you remain indifferent to the consequences your actions may have on others.” Saskatoon police only connected Froese to the 2004 incident after he was arrested on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan with restraint devices, condoms and a list containing the names of school cheerleaders. The Parole Board of Canada concluded Froese has a hard time

JACK SAMUEL FROESE: Parole reports document a history of failing to comply with orders.

controlling his behaviour. “It is evident from file information that you have difficulty controlling your anger and/or impulsive behaviour, particularly when under the influence of drugs,” the decision reads. Two days after moving to Kamloops, Froese was arrested and charged with breaching his release condition after allegedly smoking marijuana. He was released on bail and that charge remains before the court.

“You have been assessed as presenting a high-risk for violent and sexual recidivism,” the document states. “That level of risk did not decrease appreciably as a result of program completion while incarcerated [at the time the decision was written].” It is unknown whether Froese completed additional programming during his most recent prison sentence. However, he was at no time granted parole and served the entire sentence in custody. Offenders who successfully complete treatment are often granted early release. According to Kamloops RCMP, Froese is now under conditions barring him from drinking, using drugs, accessing pornography or being in possession of weapons, disguises and restraint devices. He is also bound by a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and barred from contacting any of his previous victims or entering “a private residence, dormitory, hotel, inn or other building where persons sleep or reside.”

SPECIAL PURCHASE $27,725 starting at

Ph. 250-374-1135 Toll Free 1-888-886-0066 Fuel Economy

38/MPG

2011 BUICK LUCERNE CX Air, Tilt, Cruise, Power Windows, Power Locks, 3.9L, Auto, Am/Fm, CD, Bluetooth, Xm Radio, Alloy

CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT WWW.ZIMMERWHEATONGM.COM YOUR GMC TRUCK STORE


A4 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

LOCAL NEWS

Some bus passes unpopular And it’s more likely one will go by you at the stop if you live on the Lower Mainland By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

It’s not hard to find reasons why people love living in the Tournament Capital and away from the busy Lower Mainland. Now, one more rationale can be added to the list — you’re more likely to catch the bus you want. The transit service in Kamloops doesn’t even come close to matching the number of pass-ups recorded in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. According to BC Transit, the number of pass-ups in Kamloops, which is essentially a bus continuing past a stop while people are waiting, is less than one per cent of the total number of trips in the city.

The Crown corporation started tracking the number of pass-ups last summer. Between Aug. 15, 2010 and March 31 this year, there were 51 recorded pass-ups in the Kamloops transit system, leaving about 200 passengers behind. A recent article in the Vancouver Sun noted the Coast Mountain Bus Co. in Metro Vancouver recorded more than 200,000 pass-ups in 2010. One route in particular in Vancouver was noted to have recorded 16,000 pass-ups alone. However, the pass-ups in the Lower Mainland are recorded by a GPS outfitted in each bus. Joanna Linsangan, BC Transit’s manager of public relations, explained the corpora-

tion doesn’t use GPS. It instead relies on the bus driver to call in each pass-up and eyeball how many customers were left waiting. “It happens infrequently and that’s why we resort to that type of protocol, in terms of reporting it in,” she told KTW. Linsangan said there could be a number of reasons for a pass-up, but the most common is a full bus during peak periods. She said if a pass-up trend starts to develop on a specific route, the operating company has the ability to bring in contingency fleets to pick up the extra people. Linsangan noted BC Transit started recording pass-ups to monitor any trends.

Wagamese wants circle sentencing After guilty pleas, author given time to research the restorative-justice concept By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A celebrated native author facing a pair of drunk-driving charges stemming from incidents in Kamloops last year entered surprise guilty pleas in court on Friday, May 20. Richard Wagamese, known legally as Richard Gilkinson, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court to two counts of care or control of a vehicle while impaired. The 56-year-old was charged after a pair of incidents in Kamloops on March 1 and March 6, 2010. He was slated to

stand trial on one of the counts on Friday. In court, defence lawyer Michelle Stanford said Wagamese hopes for a “circle sentencing,” which is a First Nations’ ceremony in which the offender confronts his victim. Stanford said the Criminal Code sentencing standards will still apply and the ceremony, if it goes through, will be overseen by a judge. Because there are no direct victims of Wagamese’s impaired driving, she said he hopes community representatives will take the place of potential victims to show drunk driving has an impact

on the community as a whole. Kamloops provincial court Judge Terry Shupe gave Stanford one month to research circle sentencing and figure out how to arrange for it to take place. Shupe also noted it must be approved by the community — in this case the T’Kemlups Indian Band. Stanford said outside court she’s never seen a circle sentencing take place, but she’s familiar with their effectiveness. “It’s a restorative process, so everybody has the opportunity to be heard,” she said. “From what I understand, it’s supposed to

be very effective and emotional.” Wagamese is the former host of the CFJCTV7 series One Native Life and is considered one of Canada’s foremost aboriginal authors and journalists, with a career spanning 30 years. He has published several books, including the award-winning novels Keeper ‘n Me, Dream Wheels and Ragged Company. Last summer, he was recognized with an honourary doctorate from Thompson Rivers University. Wagamese is scheduled to return to court on June 23.

Together we will find a solution. We understand what you’re going through. For your FREE confidential consultation,

Debt troubles?

CALL 250.314.0261 or visit our website at

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

GOVERNMENT LICENCED TRUSTEES

May 31, 2011, at 7:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)

to consider the following proposed amendment to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146): 1.

To amend the Official Community Plan to allow Temporary Use Permits to be issued for any use not permitted within the Zoning By-law and to extend the maximum term of a Temporary Use Permit to three years.

A copy of the proposed amendment to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: A Community Plan for Kamloops, 2004 (By-law No. 5-1-2146) and wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

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

2.

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

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

CITY OF KAMLOOPS NOTICE FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT NO. TUP00038

The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will be considering a resolution to issue Temporary Use Permit No.TUP00038 for the property below at its regular meeting to be held: TIME: PLACE: Location:

Purpose:

May 31, 2011, at 1:30 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC) 4600 Tranquille Road, as shown on the following sketch:

If approved, the Temporary Use Permit would permit the operation of a secure outdoor recreational vehicle/boat storage yard, a 115-stall recreational vehicle park, and a farm market on the subject property for a two-year period.

A copy of proposed Temporary Use Permit No. TUP00038 may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All persons who consider themselves affected by the proposed Temporary Use Permit and who wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

Appearing before Council at said Council Meeting; and/or

2.

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

For further information concerning the proposed Temporary Use Permit or for copies of background material including reports, site plans, and elevations submitted by the applicant and/or the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or visit our website at: www.kamloops.ca/tup Dated May 18, 2011

mnpdebt.ca

Trustees in Bankruptcy & Proposal Administrators Suite 25, 970 Laval Crescent Kamloops 320 – 1620 Dickson Avenue Kelowna (Resident Office)

CITY OF KAMLOOPS OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT

L. W. Hrycan Corporate Officer


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A5

LOCAL NEWS

People escape fire; reptiles, spiders perish By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

Four loud explosions preceded a fire that gutted a North Shore home Friday night (May 20), according to witnesses. Emergency crews were called to the home, at 136 Cedar St., at about 10:30 p.m. Michael Butcher, 18, was inside the house with four friends. He said they were sitting around, listening to music, when a “random neighbour” barged through the door and told them to get out. “The next thing we see is that room blow up,” he said. “There were a couple explosions. As soon as it hit, they were going off like fireworks — one, two,

three, four.” Butcher said he believes the fire started near the barbecue. He thinks the explosions were the propane tank and a number of butane tanks stored under a balcony. Kamloops RCMP Const. James Prieur said investigators don’t suspect arson. “Preliminary indications are not suspicious,” he said. “Everybody’s out safe and sound.” Butcher said a number of animals were not so lucky. He said he saw two cats “flying across the room” as the initial explosion hit and noted a room full of exotic pets — 10 lizards, three snakes and five tarantulas — couldn’t be saved. “We didn’t even have time to comprehend to get anything

Kamloops man went missing intentionally A Kamloops man reported missing by his family more than six months ago has been found alive and well — but police won’t say where. Tedd Tree was tracked down “in an undisclosed area of Eastern Canada,” said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned. In October, Mounties asked for the public’s help in tracking down the 67-yearold, saying he hadn’t been seen since leaving for a meeting in Kelowna on Oct. 5. Learned said a lead surfaced this month, pointing investigators to that undisclosed part of Eastern Canada. “Local RCMP contacted police authorities in the area where Mr. Tree was believed to be residing, and confirmation was received today (May 20) that the subject of

out,” he said. “I’m not even shocked at the [damage to the] house. We’re shocked that we’re alive.” Police had traffic blocked off on Cedar Street following the blaze. Kamloops Fire Rescue Insp. Sheldon Guertin said the cause of the fire will remain undetermined, but it

didn’t start in the barbecue. He said the blaze likely started on the deck and spread to the butane cans and a number of spare tires being stored under the deck. Guertin praised the action of neighbours, who alerted the people inside the home and immediately called 911.

No. 5 in a series

• PRODUCTS • Wood & Faux Wood Blinds • Cellular Shades • Roller blinds • Solar Shades • Aluminum Blinds • Vertical Blinds • Silhouette Blinds • Pirouette Blinds • Pleated Shades • Draperies • Padded Valances • Valances • Wood Drapery Rods • Drapery Rods

TEDD TREE: Missing man has surfaced in Eastern Canada.

this national search had been located,” he said. “Investigators have also confirmed that there was no foul play, accident or misadventure connected to Mr. Tree’s disappearance and that he left the area on his own accord. “Out of respect for his privacy interests, the Kamloops RCMP are not releasing where Mr. Tree was located.” Learned said Tree’s family had been notified and the police investigation is concluded.

• Custom Made Bedding • Color

“I’m not even shocked at the [damage to the] house. We’re shocked that we’re alive.” — Michael Butcher

video-online] www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Think Local

Local Business Profiles

Ambiance WINDOW FASHIONS

Has relocated to Kamloops COMPLETE SELECTION OF CUSTOM MADE BLINDS & DRAPES Deciding on which window coverings to purchase and choosing the right colors can feel intimidating. This process does not have to be overwhelming if you are dealing with a designer in whom you have confidence. Our goal is to provide our clients with a stress free experience and a product that will reflect your personality and lifestyle. Ambiance Window Fashions has recently re-located to beautiful Kamloops and we bring over 35 years of expertise to you.

JOY HENNIGER, Owner Over 35 years experience

www.ambianceinteriors.ca • Blinds • Draperies

Consultation • Cushions • Table Runners

Ambiance

WINDOW FASHIONS

Call: Joy Henniger for free in-home consultation: 778-470-2186 cell 250-475-7775

30-70% OFF BLINDS A Solar Shade keeps out the heat and UV rays but still lets you enjoy the outside view.

Home: 778-470-2186 • Cell: 250-574-7775 In this space next week: Could be you


2011 RA M 1 5 0 0 Q.CAB SXT 4X4

wer Group, 4.7L V8, Auto, A/C, Po ckage. Tilt,Cruise,T.Tow Pa

MSR $38,420

$93P 00 wk.

$26,498

20

11 DESER T R A M 4 x4

P $39,04 5 Includes 5.7L He mi with Trans, C M h D ro S m , 5 sp e Ap 40/20/4 0 Split B pearance Grou d Auto p e P.L, Siriu nch Seat, Air C , Cloth ond, P.W s Sat R , 1 Year S adio (includes ubscripti on)

$1 00 0 7 w MSR k .

$3 0 , 2 9 5

ER 4x4 2011 RAM RUNN

MS

$41,490

Jeep

2011 RA M 2 5 0 0 S LT 4x4

$ 3 9 , 9 9 8

$1 00 4 0 w k .

47,670

MSRP $

FREE

WITH EVE RY NE W T R U PURCHASCK E

BIKE PROVIDED BY:

GT AGGRE S

MOUTAOR BIKE IN

2011 RAM 3500 SLT

$46,690

4x4

esel, Crew Cab 6.7l Cummins Di id Plates, SLT, 4X4 A/C,Sk Power Group, Lamps, Man Trans, Fog T.TOW Package.

FIVE STAR

2 Tone P ain t, C o lo ur Keyed Trailer, T Front ow M Ratio, 1 irrors, 3.92 Rea Grill 7" Alum r Axle Trailer B inum Wheels, rake Co Tow Hoo ntrol, ks.

www.kamloopsdodge.com

2525 E. TRANS CANADA HWY KAMLOOPS B.C.

DL# 5044

22222

1-866-374-4477

Front Colour Keyed 2 Tone Paint, 92 Rear w Mirrors, 3. Grill Trailer, To heels, " Aluminum W Axle Ratio, 17 Control, Trailer Brake Tow Hooks.

$1R2P 000 wk.

$33,990

MASSIVE INVENTORY BLOWOUT

OVERSTOCKED WITH OVER 100 TRUCKS

RAM TRUCK ROLLBACK

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

A6 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A7

LOCAL NEWS

BEST

BUYS

100% BC OWNED & OPERATED Summit 3 Meat

CAT FOOD 17.6 LB •

SAVE $3.00

Fancy Feast Canned

CAT FOOD

85 GM Reg. sell 73¢/can •

2399 58¢ $4999

$

BEST BUY

e of SAVE $3.60/cas

BEST BUY

24

can

Nutro Lamb & Rice SAVE $4.00 Bonus Bags 15.9 KG •

BEST BUY

and receive a FREE Reg. Greenies Treat Buy any 1 lb First Mate Grain Free

DOG FOOD and receive another one FREE!

while supplies last

Buy any medium or large bag of

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOOD & receive a FREE Food Tin

100 Mile House • Prince George • Quesnel • Williams Lake • Kamloops • Vernon • Kelowna • Penticton • Dawson Creek • Castlegar

Sign Up For Our

FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM

After Rainbow Ribbons was closed, Marilee Manning (left) and Katrine Dominik found new employment, with Manning going to work for the Echo and Dominik with Overland Press. They left Rainbow Ribbons after putting in a combined 46 years with the company, service that was recognized with certificates presented by support worker Judy Nichols. Many businesses throughout the city hire disabled employees, something that will be celebrated during Disability Awarness Week, which runs May 29 to June 4. KTW file photo www.totalpet.ca 480 Tranquille Road, Kamloops

Disabled are able to work By Jessica Wallace STAFF REPORTER reporter@kamloopsthisweek.com

When matching disabled people to jobs with local employers, Joanna Clark, employee placement specialist at Open Door group, said there is still mixed feedback about hiring. “Sometimes, there is a lack of awareness,” Clark said. Understanding will be the focus starting on May 29 as the province marks Disability Awareness Week. It continues to June 4. Spanning the province, with a location in Kamloops on Victoria Street, the Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that connects employers with disabled workers and those with barriers to employment. Established in 1976, it is funded by the provincial Ministry of Housing and Social Development and the Interior and Vancouver health authorities. Finally A Better

TARP

Green, 14x14 Weave, 6mm, UV Protected 6’x8’ to 50’x100’ from $850 to $50000 Blue 5’x7’ to 50’x50’ from $300 to $17850 White 8’x10’ to 30’x50’ from $750 to $10710 Grommets Every 3ft.

372-5177

(250) 437 Mt. Paul Way, Kamloops

Its goal is to help British Columbians succeed through opening doors and inspiring people. Open Door Group acts on the belief that it makes business sense to employ people from diverse backgrounds and that everyone has the ability to succeed. Clark said employees of Open Door Group are out in the community on a regular basis, uncovering the needs of businesses to match them with potential employees. Clark said she educates employers about employing people with disabilities. Petland in Kamloops hired someone four months ago through the Open Door Group. “It’s a great program,” said Petland manager Trish Hines. The store created a custom role for the employee, with a variety of tasks, including merchandising, janitorial and maintenance. Hines described the employee as “a

Kamloops Sailing Association Learn to Sail CYA Certified White Sail both Level I and II When: July 16 and 17 or July 23 and 24, $150 includes Learn to Sail book. Learn to sail Keel Boats When: August 6 and 7 or August 13 and 14th, 2 days. $150 includes Learn to Sail book. Where: Kamloops Sailing Association Marina Site on Nicola Lake Lessons: Contact Maureen 250-828-0634 Join the Kamloops Sailing Association Memberships available

For more information call Commodore Al Knight 250-376-9175 www.kamloopssailing.com

great person who fits in really well.” Hines said the experience has been a positive one because the people hired really love their job and that enthusiasm rubs off on other staff. Barb Wilson, professional warehousedemonstrations manager at Costco, said the four disabled people working in demonstrations are reliable, cheerful and pleasant. “We give everyone a chance,” Wilson said. Open Door Group makes 1,200 placements annually across B.C. and more than 200 in the Kamloops area alone. Clark said staff help clients by developing resumes, cover letters and interview skills making them more employable. Each person’s needs are assessed, matching them with a program. If one approach doesn’t work, they try others. “We don’t give up easily,” Clark said.

Grand Opening! Fri., May 27 & Sat., May 28 Experience mouthwatering dishes that need no cooking

Learn to create a variety of meals from raw fruits, vegetables nuts & seeds

No Wheat! No Dairy! No White Sugar!

250-376-7922

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 6 PM • Sat 9 AM - 5:30 PM • Sun 9 AM - 5:30 PM

$1,000,000 * SUMMER GRANT GIVEAWAY! Start any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between

May 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

and earn up to $1,000 towards tuition. *conditions apply

Practical Nursing Healthcare Assistant Medical Office Assistant Community Support Worker Early Childhood Education Business Management Pharmacy Assistant *Not all programs available at all campuses

Call Our Kamloops: Campus

Live

442 Victoria Street • 250-851-8194 www.mypurecuisine.org

250-314-1122 Join us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/sprottshaw

www.sprottshaw.com


A8 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

VIEWPOINT

KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK

Publisher: Kelly Hall publisher@kamloopsthisweek.com Editor: Christopher Foulds editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

Senate gig should not equal lottery win

PUBLISHER Kelly Hall

EDITOR Christopher Foulds EDITORIAL Dale Bass, Jeremy Deutsch, Dave Eagles, Tim Petruk, Marty Hastings, Jessica Wallace

ADVERTISING Manager: Jack Bell Ray Jolicoeur, Linda Bolton, Rick Weaver, Quinn Rischmueller, Judy Bruneau, Dennis Chapman, Don Levasseur

CIRCULATION Manager: Anne-Marie John Serena Platzer

FRONT OFFICE Manager: Cindi Hamoline Nancy Graham, Lorraine Dickinson, Angela Gatzka, Angela Wilson

PRODUCTION Manager: Darla Gray Fernanda Fisher, Nancy Wahn, Mike Eng, Patricia Hort, Thomas Sandhoff

CONTACT US Switchboard 250-374-7467 Classifieds 250-371-4949 Classifieds Fax 250-374-1033 e-mailclassifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com Circulation 250-374-0462

Kamloops This Week is owned by Thompson River Publications Limited Partnership

Kamloops This Week is a politically independent newspaper, published Wednesdays and Fridays at 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5P6 Ph: 374-7467 Fax: 374-1033 e-mail: editor@kamloopsthisweek.com All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction is expressly prohibited by the rightsholder

Why do we keep trying to fix unfixable human defects?

C

ONSERVATIVE PRIME Minister Stephen Harper has his majority and will now embark on a $5-billion-plus plan to emulate the failure so evident in the U.S. — by building more prisons, creating stiffer sentences for a variety of offences, making parole eligibility tougher and march more benign criminals (read: those associated with marijuana use and sale) into Canada’s expanding penal system. It’s a foolish plan that makes all Conservatives look silly. When conservative-to-the-core Conrad Black pans Harper’s plan, you know it has its faults. And, to see how Harper and his circle ignored their government’s own statistics to push forward with this billion-dollar boondoggle, pick up a copy of Harperland: The Politics of Control by Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin. However, while the folly of the prison-expansion plan should be evident to most rational-thinking people not consumed with living via the dogma of a political creed, there should be room — indefinitely — in Canada’s prisons for the worst of the worst. Take Jack Samuel Froese, for example. The now-notorious serial rapist served his sentences and is now living with family in Kamloops. The fact he raped women (emphasis on the plural) and spent a scant few years behind bars is proof that, in this particular case, sentencing was laughably lenient.

CHRISTOPHER FOULDS Newsroom

MUSINGS KTW obtained Parole Board of Canada decision sheets relating to Froese. They are disturbing, revolting and maddening. He is a remorseless rapist who, in the words of the parole board, is “still likely to commit an offence causing death or serious bodily harm to another person.” The details of his crimes, and his unbelievable callousness toward his victims, are sickening. And, while serving time for rape in a community corrections centre, he was found with a list of names and phone numbers of women. Yet, here he is, in our midst — and the fact he is free should stun even the most liberal person among us. Froese is one of many lost causes, joining the ranks of serial rapist Paul Bernardo, serial child killer Clifford Olsen, mass child murderer Allan Schoenborn and many, many others. Money and time and effort and brainpower is wasted on trying in vain to rehabilitate these rapists and killers.

Froese blames his crimes on drug and alcohol use. Schoenborn convinced a judge he had a mental disorder when, three years ago, he killed his three sweet young children. It shouldn’t matter. To be blunt, factories will always produce defective products. Among thousands of perfect creations, one or two will leave the assembly line not quite right. We toss these in the garbage. Froese, Schoenborn et al are the human equivalents and should be treated as such. During the federal-election campaign, NDP Leader Jack Layton was spot on when he called for government to spend money on preventing crime from happening. He’s right. If we spent millions on reaching at-risk youth so they don’t become criminals, petty or otherwise, we wouldn’t need to spend billions housing them a decade down the road. Some of that money can surely come from the millions we now spend trying to fix the Froeses and Schoenborns of the system, through “programs” and “therapy” behind bars. And, with the remaining billions? How about one super-maximum prison high in the Arctic, where the likes of Froese, Schoenborn, Bernardo, Olsen and others can live out the rest of their lives? editor@kamloopsthisweek.com chrisfoulds.blogspot.com twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds

It’s tempting to join the chorus of condemnation aimed at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to reward three failed election candidates with lucrative, lifetime jobs as senators. While there is room for criticism on who Harper appointed — Larry Smith and Fabian Manning, both of whom stepped down from the Senate to run for the Conservatives in the May 2 federal election, and Josee Verner, who lost her re-election bid — the appointments themselves may be palatable if, in the long run, Harper uses his double-majority to enact his promised Senate-reform measures. Perhaps we can stomach this latest dollop of political nepotism if it leads to appointments based on provincially elected candidates and term limits, which Harper has claimed is his goal. Harper’s habit of rewarding friends and supporters is no different that the decades of Liberal and Progressive Conservative patronage that has preceded this latest strike-itrich crowd. And, this is precisely why the Senate, deservedly or not, has morphed into a national institution of gluttony and irrelevance. The most important change has to be getting all provinces to join Alberta in electing men and women for appointment. Without elections, without the input of the electorate, we are left with the present collection of career politicians, sports figures and journalists settling into a very comfortable life, courtesy of the taxpayer. Whether all these appointees are qualified remains a question without an answer as there is no clear definition as to what qualifications are needed to be a senator. An election would at least make clear the public’s desire. If Harper’s latest three hard-toswallow appointments lead to such a senate structure, so be it. Today, an appointment to the Senate is akin to winning the lottery. It is past time it becomes a temporary job endorsed by the electorate and one on which a senator cannot rely for a ridiculously comfortable life, courtesy of struggling taxpayers.

OUR

VIEW


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A9

YOUROPINION

KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK Speak up You can comment on any story you read @ kamloopsthisweek.com

A selection of comments on KTW stories, culled online

Re: Canada Post strike possible: “Of course, they mention the ‘looming strike’ now, just after the government decided to wear out their workers by pushing up cheque issuance from the following week and, of course, giving people hardly any notice in doing so.” — posted by Allye

City council needs to shed its lame-duck thinking Editor: How many city hall mistakes must the Kamloops ratepayers endure before it gets things right? I saw cities in Europe laid out in 1200 AD with streets containing three and four lanes each way. Was city staff ashamed of its own working quarters to hide it behind the old Woodward’s building? In most cities, you can see city hall from the main highway, but not in Kamloops. Many Kamloops residents don’t know where it is. Then, a well-architectured school was torn down and replaced by the KGB-style

building that is functional, but as plain and unimaginative as its inhabitants. Now, a parkade will rise to hide what little remains of the river view at Riverside Park. An ugly parkade. Even to think of such a travesty is unworthy of a city council. Is it possible to put two or more decks on the existing Seymour Street parkade? That should be the first consideration. Further options are other vacant lots, including one on St. Paul Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Is city council planning for a city of 200,000 or a horse-and-buggy town of 20,000?

Re: On two wheels? Make sure you know the rules of the road:

$

HOME OF THE! 5 BUCK DEAL S!

R 5 RYDEEA 5 -K FO TAILS. AS

WE ASKED Should tanning beds be off-limits to those under the age of 18?

UNDERCOVER SALES It’s been wet enough to bring out umbrellas representing a city renown for its sogginess. Lauren Jensen huddles under a colourful umbrella while she offers fresh cut tulips and daffodils for sale at a recent Kamloops Farmers’ Market on St. Paul Street. Jensen was helping out her friends at Gurney Farms. The market is in full swing — Saturdays between 8 a.m. and noon on St. Paul Street between Second and Third avenues and Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the 400-block of Victoria Street. Dave Eagles/KTW

Valleyview Lions are roaring once again

YES 86% NO 14%

Editor: The Valleyview Overlanders Lions are selling their annual boat-and-motor raffle tickets for the 18th year and would like to remind all supporters that the following local businesses are handling ticket sales: Halston and Salish Esso, Eighth Street Chevron, Robo Car Wash, Eighth Street Hasty Mart, Interior Savings Credit Union branches in Northills Mall and in Valleyview, Falcon Lanes, Giddens Service Ltd., Cool Creek Storage, Randy’s Barber Shop, Café Motivo’s downtown and north shore outlets and Domenic’s Marine Ltd. Valleyview Lions members and friends will be selling tickets around town at the following supporting locations; Canadian Tire’s Aberdeen and North Kamloops locations, Rona Home Centre on Versatile Drive, all Cooper’s Foods outlets, both Safeway locations and Princess Auto. Top prize this year is a 12-foot Lund boat and electric trolling motor. Second prize is $400 in cash cards from Cooper’s Foods. Third prize is a Broil King barbecue from Rona. Draw date is Father’s Day (June 19) at 3 p.m. at Rona. Remember, there are only 2,000 tickets being sold for $5 each. Funds raised will go toward helping to renovate a living unit at Easter Seal House in Vancouver and to assist local community associations and services. Remember our motto; “We serve.”

Will the Vancouver Canucks win the 2011 Stanley Cup?

Lion Bob Gilbert Kamloops

WE’VE GONE NUCKS! AILABLE FINANCING AV

Q&A

SURVEY RESULTS

“Privatize Canada Post! For gawd sake, how will I get my junk mail?” — posted by Brian Blick

“Seems the city hasn’t realized RCMP enforcement and the bylaw that makes sidewalk-riding illegal deprives people of a safe path on which to travel. The ones who do aren’t doing it because they’re trying to offend anyone; they’re doing it to avoid grievous damage to their person and property. “I can say from experience that about 20 per cent of motorists don’t recognize or respond predictably to legal cyclist turn signals (hand signals) and about one per cent seem to be under the impression bikes don’t belong on the road at all.” — posted by crimson halo

It’s time to stop meeting small-business interests. Then there is the coliseum without parking. Saskatoon, a city of about 200,000, replaced its downtown rink by building outside the city. The new location can be reached in a half-hour from any location in the city and has ample parking. Is this beyond Kamloops council’s mental capacity? It’s time for more imaginative decisions, not more lame ducks to go with the flock already there. Joe Exner Kamloops

TALK BACK

“WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!” 198 West Victoria St 250.374.3848 VISIT US ON FACEBOOK !

ALL BIG SCREENS ON SALE

DELIVERY IN-TOWN! AUTO INSTALLS 7 DAYS A WEEK! WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE

Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm & Sunday 12 - 5 pm PICTURES FOR ILLUSTRATIONS PURPOSES ONLY.

3D • HDTV • Plasma • LCD

FREE

SAVE UP TO $

PLUS!

1,500

FREE IN TOWN DELIVERY FOR THE BIG GAME!

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

VOTE ONLINE kamloopsthisweek.com

Kamloops This Week is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 1-888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org.


A10 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

! N I W

LOCAL NEWS

TWO TICKETS & 1 NIGHT STAY AT PAN PACIFIC HOTEL IN VANCOUVER FOR

UFC 131 JUNE 11, 2011

RECEIVE 1 ENTRY WITH ANY PURCHASE FROM HALSTON LIQUOR STORE OR PUB Enter Often. Draw Date June 4, 2011. During Ultimate Fighter Finale. Must be present to win!

NO CASH VALUE. WINNER PROVIDES OWN TRANSPORTATION. HALSTON LIQUOR STORE & PUB ASSUMES NO RISKS. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Fun, Friendly Staff – You’ll Love

Our Food!

HALSTON LIQUOR STORE & PUB DOG PARKED

Liquor Store Hours

Pub Hours

This oversized pooch sat patiently on the grassy field near the Aberdeen dog park, watching the traffic go by on Pacific Way. How the stuffed dog came to be there is a mystery. As of press deadline, bylaw services had yet to issue a ticket to the cushy canine for being off-leash and not having a dog licence. Dave Eagles/KTW

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun. & Holidays 11am-9pm

Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm Fri & Sat 9am-11pm

250-374-1394

250-851-8981

Salish Road

Halston Pub & Liquor Store

A&W & Esso

Halston Connector Hwy 5 North

Halston Bridge North Shore Honda

Esso

1271C Salish • Halston Connector (beside A&W and Esso)

Roots To Shoots . . .

The greatest little Garden Centre that you have ever seen! B BTREES Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Evergreens, Ornamental Trees, Wind Break Trees, Willows & Privacy Screens BSHRUBS B Flowering, Drought Tolerant, Unusual Foliage & Compact BWATER PLANTS & SUPPLIES B Floaters, Marginals, Oxygenators, Soil, Mini Gardens, Fertilizer, Lilies, Plant Baskets & Pumps BPERENNIALS & ANNUALS B Usual to the Unusual, Shade Lovers, Drought Tolerant & Rockery BTOOLS B Huge Selection of Hand Tools, Hand Pruners, Garden Tools, Twistm’s, Twine, Plant Velcro, Pole Pruners, Snipers, Garden Scissors, Shears & Gloves

B BECO FRIENDLY Fertilizers And Pesticides BFEED & SEED B Humming Bird Feeders & Food, Bird Feeders & Seeds, Flower & Vegetable Seeds, Grass Seed & Fish Food BCONTAINERS B Decorative Pots BPOND & IRRIGATION B Irrigation Fittings, Sprinklers, Hoses & Fittings, Spitters & Fountains BSUPPORTS & COVERS B Trellises, Burlap, Tomato Cages, Floating Row Cover, Bamboo Canes, Landscape Fabric, Chicken Wire, Hot Caps, Peony Rings & Row Covers BBULK PRODUCTS Soils, Mulch, Sand & Gravel

BWHAT’S THE SCOOP? B Pathway/Trail Shale ............. $17/½ yard Arizona Decorator Shale .... $30/½ yard Medium Fir Bark Mulch ...... $25/½ yard Compost Soil.......................... $23/½ yard Black Peat Soil........................ $35/½ yard 1/2 Compost, 1/2 Black Peat Soil ................ $30/½ yard 3/4” Clean Crush ................... $17/½ yard Crusher Chips ........................ $12/½ yard

Pea Gravel ............................... $29/½ yard Sand.......................................... $17/½ yard

Slate .................................................... 42¢/lb Lava Rock ...................................$899/piece

Roots To Shoots . . . for gardeners and those who’ve never been! Just 4 minutes off Hwy. 1 East on Barnhartvale Road 6231 Barnhartvale Road • 250-573-3622 Open 7 Days a Week 9:00 am -5:00 pm including holidays


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A11

LOCAL NEWS

Shriners prepare to paint city red About 500 will be in Kamloops for a weekend of activities By Jessica Wallace STAFF REPORTER

reporter@kamloopsthisweek.com

Don’t be surprised to see 500 fez hats being paraded around Kamloops on the last weekend of May. The hats will be attached to the heads of Gizeh Shriners visiting from all over B.C. for their Spring Ceremonial May 26 to May 29. The annual event includes the initiation of new members, a memorial for ones who have passed, a golf tournament and a parade. B.C. Shriners support two Shriners hospitals in the province among the 22 hospitals and three burn hospitals across North America. “It’s all about fun — but raising money for the hospitals,” said John Kemp, ceremonial chairman and Shriner of the Kamloops Shrine Club. The Shriners have taken on additional expenses with buses they purchased to transport children and guardians to the hospitals. “It’s a large expense,” Kemp said. The buses run from $200,000 to $300,000 for the initial investment, not including the

ongoing transportation costs such as fuel and maintenance. The Kamloops Shrine Club also donates money locally. “In the past 10 years, we have donated over $100,000 to the pediatrics ward in RIH,” Kemp said. The last time the ceremonial was held in Kamloops was 2004. The public is welcome to join in the parade on Saturday, May 28. It starts at 10:30 a.m. at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation building, 74 West Seymour St., then heads down First Avenue onto Victoria Street. It will finish at Seventh Avenue. The parade will include clowns, bands, motorcycles ridden by the Motor Corp branch of the group, as well as another Shriner group, the Keystone Kops, which is themed after the Mack Sennett movies featuring the same goofy characters. “It’s as good as the Santa Claus Parade but more colourful,” Kemp said. For more information go online to shriners.bc.ca.

TRU hosts HST debate

With only a few weeks left before voters in B.C. decide the fate of the harmonized sales tax, Kamloops residents will get a chance to hear both sides of the argument. The city will play host to an HST public forum on Friday, May 27, at Thompson Rivers University’s Alumni Theatre in the room T200 in the Clock Tower Building from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The forum is open to the public. Fight HST Leader Bill Vander Zalm and the group’s lead organizer, Chris Delaney, will represent the yes side to extinguish the HST, while a representative from the Smart Tax Alliance, which is made up of 39 B.C. businesses and industry groups, will argue the no side. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 9AM - 11PM

VILLAGE SIX PACKS

FOR UND

ER

COLD BEER & LIQUOR STORE

$10

NEXT TO THE DUCHESS 377 TRANQUILLE ROAD • 250-376-8060

r e y l F HotFEATURES Pork Back Ribs Fresh

4

CLUB PRICE

99

lb. 11.00/kg

Frank’s Red HotSauce Assorted varieties. 148 to 680 mL.

Whole Seedless Watermelon Product of U.S.A./Imported. John Kemp will be one of hundreds sporting the iconic red fez as Shriners from across the province converge on Kamloops from May 26 to May 29 for their Spring Ceremonial. Dave Eagles/KTW

49

¢

CLUB PRICE

City of Kamloops

REDUCE and REUSE before RECYCLING The Drop and Shop facilities at the landfills are no longer in operation. If you have unwanted items in good condition please call one of the following local thrift stores to confirm that your material is acceptable and to arrange for possible pick up. Organization ASK Wellness Centre Big Brothers and Big Sisters Renew Crew Canadian Mental Health Association Cost Savers Thrift Store Elizabeth Fry Society Community Closet Habitat for Humanity ReStore Kamloops Food Bank Kamloops Hospice Association - The Flutter Buys Thrift Store New Life Mission Thrift City Penny Pinchers RIH Thrift Seller Simply the Best Thrift Store St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store The Salvation Army Thrift Store Value Village Stores Inc.

Why Reduce and Reuse? Saves money Saves natural resources and wildlife habitat Saves valuable landfill space Saves energy Reduces pollution

www.kamloops.ca

Contact 250-376-7558 ext. 226 250-374-6148 250-347-0440 250-376-3361 250-374-2119 ext. 204 250-828-7867 250-376-2252 250-376-1335 250-372-2273 250-376-4131 250-374-0487 250-377-8335 250-554-0098 250-376-1110 250-374-6609

How? Purchase only what you need Use reusable products Purchase at second hand stores

lb 1.08/kg

Coca-Cola Soft Drinks Assorted varieties. 24 Pack

6

CLUB PRICE

49 ea

SHOP AT BOTH LOCATIO LOCATIONS

Sahali Store - Sahali Shopping Centre North Shore Store - Fortune Drive Prices effective Fri, May 20 through Thurs, May 26 only, at both Safeway Kamloops locations. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stock last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ™AIRMILES INTERNATIONAL, HOLDINGS N.V., LOYALTY MANAGEMENT GROUP CANADA INC. AUTHORIZED USER.

Visit our website at www.safeway.com


A12 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

COVER PAGE STORY

ASPHALT MAINTENANCE • Water Diversions • Seal Coating • Asphalt Cutting • Crack Repairs • Speed Bumps • Potholes • Curbs

MR. PATCH "NO JOB TOO SMALL - WE PATCH THEM ALL"

573-5922

TOLL FREE 1-800-577-5922

NEED HELP WITH YOUR TUITION?? Write in telling us why you deserve a $1000 scholarship/bursary.

Kaelyn Sobrekken facing each challenge in life with determination. Dave Eagles/KTW

With Graduation, there is the joy of having completed many goals. You have finished much of what you set out to do and yet in a very real sense, are now at a place of beginning again. Kamloops This Week wants to assist in this new beginning. Write in telling us why you deserve a $1000 scholarship/ bursary. We will select the lucky recipent from these submissions.

KAELYN’S A CHAMP By Jessica Wallace STAFF REPORTER

reporter@kamloopsthisweek.com

The hope for 10 fingers and 10 toes is not uncommon among parents-to-be. Healthy children are all any parent ever wants. When Sarah Laws learned her child would be missing an arm, she was referred to the War Amps for support. The first time they attended a B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) seminar, Kaelyn was six months old. She is now four years of age and they have gone every year since. Kaelyn said her favourite part were the suppers provided, but Laws said the seminars helped her peace of mind as she interacted with older children with prosthetics. “We saw how other kids were well-adjusted,” Laws said. Through seminars and mentoring, CHAMP brings together people under the age of 18 who

have lost limbs or were born without limbs. The seminars provide support for parents and children and educate with resources and information. The gatherings address all aspects of growing up as an amputee, including learning to drive, dealing with bullying, the importance of staying active, parenting an amputee child and the latest developments in artificial limbs. Older CHAMPS act as junior counsellors, mentoring and answering questions from younger CHAMPS. This year’s seminar, held in March in Vancouver, marked the 30th anniversary of CHAMP seminars held regionally across Canada. Along with providing emotional support, the program also supports families financially, including any costs associated with Kaelyn’s prosthetic arm and not eligible under B.C. medical. “The CHAMP program is great,” Laws said. For more information, visit waramps.ca.

Email submissions to: Editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Closing date June 7, 2011

Put your home to work for you.

Kaelyn and mom Sarah enjoy a sunny day in the park. Kaelyn and her family took part in the B.C. Child Amputee seminar in Vancouver in March. For more information on CHAMP, go online to waramps.ca.

NOW OPEN

Columbia Street Pharmacy & Home Health Care Centre

Come visit our beautiful new store for ALL your pharmacy needs: Prescriptions • Prompt Service • Specialty Compounding Personalized Care • Home Health Care Products Home Delivery • Medical Supplies • Experienced Pharmacist Trusted REXALL Brand • Snacks & Confectionary Locally owned by CORY PROCTOR, Pharmacist 300 COLUMBIA STREET, KAMLOOPS (LOCATED ACROSS FROM ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL - CUSTOMER PARKING IN FRONT) HOURS: MON-FRI 9:00AM - 5:30PM • PH: 778-471-5971• FAX: 778-471-5973

Pay off debt, grow your investments, lower your payments, take a vacation or grow your family - all with a lower interest rate. Call or drop by a branch near you and ask us how you can turn equity into opportunity!

1211 Summit Drive Kamloops 250.828.1070

cwbank.com


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A13

LOCAL NEWS

Police seek information on stabbing Kamloops Mounties need more information about a stabbing incident last week. RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said a 27-year-old Kamloops man was dropped off by friends at Royal Inland Hospital at about 2 a.m. on Friday, May 20. The victim suffered knife wounds to his lower back and leg. Learned said the victim told police he had been drinking with a group of people, including the suspect, at Pioneer Park on Thursday night/ Friday morning. Learned said the party continued that night at a home on Pleasant Street, where

POLICE BEAT an argument erupted after one man was thrown out of the house just before 2 a.m. During the ensuing scuffle, Learned said, the victim was slashed but did not know he had been injured until about 15 minutes after the man tossed from the home had left. The suspect is described only as a white man with dark hair. Learned said police believe there are additional details they haven’t received from the victim or wit-

nesses. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 250828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS.

Youths engage in dangerous acts A group of youths throwing items off an overpass on the TransCanada Highway on the weekend could have ended a lot worse than it did, according to police. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Quentin Smith said police received a report of teens dropping items onto the highway from the Versatile Drive overpass just before 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

“Patrols of the area failed to locate the youths,” he said. “Incidents of this

nature are extremely dangerous for the motoring public.” Smith asked anyone

DEMO DAYS!

¼¼¼

shaping the smiles of our community

who sees something similar to call police immediately at 250828-3000.

May 28, 2011

Canadian Mental Health Association Kamloops Branch 857 Seymour Street 374-0440 www.cmha.kamloops.net

10am

4pm

to

Vulcan Vaquero 1700

Kawasaki Ninja 250

Kawasaki Versys 650

Kawasaki Ninja 600

Kawasaki KLR 650

Concourse 1400

Rides leave on the hour every hour!

D#9943

701 Tagish Street | 250.372.8534

leadingedgeonline.ca

2011 Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. Professional rider on closed course. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and proper riding apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Adhere to the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.

©


S

A14 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

hriners Gizeh

d a r e a P [

vid le Da y Nob b s o t Pho

y aph togr o h fP Dir. o fter, W. Ra

SAT \ 1 1 URDA 0 2 Y MAY, 28th,

Potentate Richard “Pepper” F. Gauer

Victoria Street From City Hall to 7th Avenue - Starts at 10:30am


S

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

hriners

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ A15

Gizeh

n i e r r h s S o f h B e z C i & G e h Y t r o ukon f t s o H b Clu

s p o lo

C e r e g m n i o r n p i a S l 1 1 20 Kam

e n i r Sh

! NO c i l b u W p e h o t p en to [ F RID

AY M AY 27t h

id Dav ble o N y tos b Pho

phy gra o t ho of P Dir. , r e aft W. R

\ 1 1 0 2 ,

Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon 1st Section Ritual Ceremonial performed in full costume on stage by the Gizeh Shriners Ritualistic Unit followed by the Black Camel Candle Light Ceremony to honour those Shriners who have passed away this last year. Fezzing Ceremony on Saturday, at 4pm Kamloops Convention Centre.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 250.828.1154

Kamloops Convention Centre

Kamloops Towne Lodge - 1250 Rogers Way

Potentate Richard “Pepper” F. Gauer

From 9:00am to 11:00am


A16 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

LOCAL NEWS

Valleyview interchange nears completion By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

It will have taken more than three years, but a project to build a bike route connecting Valleyview to the Rivers Trail downtown is on a path toward completion. A report on the status of the Valleyview interchange project will make its way to city council on May 31.

David Trawin, the city’s director of engineering and development services, wouldn’t divulge the details of the report, but said the intent is to award the tender for phase two of the project. He also noted the plan is to have the project complete by the end of 2011. The long delay stemmed from a bin wall that needed to be

replaced. Bin walls are a series of closed-faced bins bolted together and backfilled to form a type of retaining wall. The first phase of the new pathway was being built on the edge of an existing road held up by a bin wall. But, the wall was rusting and near the end of its lifespan. Instead of building on

top of the old wall, the city decided to build a new wall. However, the work needed to be done on Canadian Pacific Railway’s right-of-way. The railway’s policy forces work to shut down every time a train approaches, resulting in it taking twice as long to do the work. The city originally budgeted $213,000 for

Historic agreement with Simpcw,Adams A historic agreement on co-operation has been signed by representatives of the Simpcw First Nation and the Adams Lake Band. The two communities are both members of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, an indigenous nation with a vast territory in the southern and central regions of British Columbia, encompassing the drainage basins of the South Thompson and North Thompson rivers. “Simpcw First Nation and the Adams Lake Band share a common heritage and a common interest in the sustainable and equitable management of resources within our respective portions of Secwepemc territory,” said Acting Chief Fred Fortier. Chief Nelson Leon of Adams Lake Band said the agreement between the two communities will bring long-term mutual benefits through co-operation in political, economic and social matters, and through the strengthening of mutual ties of culture, friendship and family connections between Adams Lake Band and Simpcw First Nation.

s l a i c e Sp May 25th - May 30th

Good for your Health! ARMSTRONG

ASPARAGUS

$ 99

2

JUICY & SEEDLESS

HADEN MANGOES

BABY WATERMELON

4/$

00

3

GREEN ONIONS

6/$

99

2

250-851-9770 • www.danielles.ca

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm & Sunday 12:00 -5:00 pm Locally Owned & Operated • Jewellery repairs done on location

¢

99

BC GROWN

ROMAINE LETTUCE

ON THE VINE TOMATOES

$ 49

1

LB

SWEET

CALIFORNIA

RED PEPPERS

STRAWBERRIES

$ (Taxes & installation included)

3/

FRESH

EA

Home of the $5 Watch Battery

3

CORN

79 Sahali Center Mall

00

CRISP

¢

Trollbeads.

2/$

CALIFORNIA

Silver & Gold

Authorized Dealer For . . .

LB

EXOTIC

Simpcw First Nation gets new chief in byelection Nathan Matthew has been elected as chief of the Simpcw First Nation. Matthew won the May 8 byelection with 91 votes, 57 more than second-place finisher Mona Jules. His term will expire in May 2012.

Avenue and the Rivers Trail. The province is covering $1.6 million, while the city is covering the other half of the $3.3-million tab for the path. The plan for the interchange has been in the works for years, but finally took the next step when the province stepped up with funding in the fall of 2008.

When complete, the interchange will create a bike path under the Highway 1 overpass and a fixed-girder structure under the Highway 5 North overpass. The plan also calls for the construction of a bike overpass across CP tracks where Battle and Columbia streets separate. That overpass will connect with 15th

construction-supervision costs. However, when progress was slower than expected, the engineering department asked city council for an additional $38,044 to complete the work. In an effort to control the budget, the city requested a fixed-fee proposal for construction services on the following two phases of the project.

49

1

LB

2/$

00

4

1 LB CLAM

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm • Sunday 10 am - 7 pm #104-2100 Main Street C#101-1180 Columbia St.W. 170 Hollywood Rd. S. Kamloops • 250 377 3368 Penticton • 778 476 5813 Kelowna • 250 717 3367


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ A17

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

GENERAL GRANTS

BOTTLE DEPOT

Kamloops’ ONLY Full Service Bottle Depots

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SOUTH SHORE 1395B Battle St.

250-377-7544

TURN YOUR EMPTIES INTO A NEW SET OF WHEELS. From now until September 5th, return your empty beverage containers for a chance to win one of three eco-friendly rides! Look for the official ballot box at participating Return-It™ Depots.

NORTH SHORE 611 Fortune Drive

For contest details and a list of participating depots, visit return-it.ca/winit No purchase necessary. Open only to BC residents age 19 or over. Limit one entry per person and per household per day. Contest closes September 5th, 2011. For full contest details, visit return-it.ca/winit

ENTER AT ONE OF THESE PARTICIPATING DEPOTS

FULL REFUND BOTTLE DEPOT For fast & friendly service call 25O.851.9746 805 Notre Dame Drive Open Monday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Sundays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Holidays: CLOSED

Lorne Street Bottle Depot • • • • •

Best Best Best Free Best

250-376-9600

Best Service In Town!

Lorne St. Bottle Depot

Return on Beer Cans and Bottles (10cents) and Fastest Service Facility (Sorting Station inside) pick-up for Bottle Drives in Recycling Electronics --- Recycled products expanded

• Computers (Desktop and Laptop) • Display Devices (TVs and Monitors) • Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners • Computer Peripherals (Keyboards and Mice) • Personal/Portable Audio & Video Playback/Recording Equipments • Home Audio & Video Playback/Recording Equipments • Aftermarket Vehicle Audio & Video Playback/Recording Equipments

• Non-cellular Telephones and Answering Machines

Open 7 Days a Week Mon - Sat: 8AM - 6PM • Sun: 10AM - 5PM • Holidays: 10AM - 4PM 270 Halston Rd., Kamloops • 250-372-3721


A18 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

LOCAL NEWS

Free

ROLLING INTO SUMMER

Welcomes its new neighbour

See Friday’s Kamloops This Week for Grand Opening information

Exclusively available at

M AX s

SIRLOIN BEEF BURGERS Reg Walsh from 88 Pave Rite operates an asphalt roller to make repairs to the parking lot of the Summit Plaza recently, just before the rains arrived. Dave Eagles/KTW

PIRODDI On Friday May 20th, 2011 Mr. Dante Piroddi of Kamloops passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 86 years. Dante was born on January 10th, 1925 in Ilbono, Nuoro Italy and came to Canada in 1958. He is survived by his loving wife Adelina, son Rino (Margaret), grandsons Matthew and Cameron, brothers Antonio (Rosanna), Costanzo (Carmela) all of Kamloops and brother Renato (Maria), sister Anna of Italy, nephews Sandro (Joanne), Mario (Sara) and nieces Pina, Linda (John) all of Kamloops and various nieces and nephews in Italy. Dante was predeceased by his brother Umberto and sister Nedelia of Italy. The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and staff in the ICU at Royal Inland Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted in memory of Dante by the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation (ICU campaign), 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2T1. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Reverend Father Derrick Cameron will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral. Entombment will follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum.

SAVE

3

$

12 BURGERS 1.2 X 113 G/4 OZ

pecia

9 99

l

REG 12.9 . 9

2 75 ONLY

MARINATED SIRLOIN STEAKS BARBECUE, TERIYAKI, MESQUITE, PEPPER, HERB & GARLIC 4 STEAKS 170 G / 6 OZ.

SAVE

4

$

/STE

AK THAT ’S 4 S FOR T $10.9EAKS 9

Sale ends June 2, 2011

Locally Owned & Operated ROB & CAROL 1203C Summit Dr, Kamloops • 374-6825

MELINDA & MICHAEL #3-724 Sydney Ave, Kamloops • 376-4424


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ A19

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Join us for the 3rd Annual

Pregnancy, Baby & Juvenile Expo (formerly the Kamloops Children’s Expo) The first 100 pregnant women to pre-register will be entered into a draw for a great prize and will receive a bag full of informative items. Please Register at Erica@evolvephoto.ca with your name, phone number and due date. This event will showcase vendors from Kamloops, the Interior and the Okanagan.

Admission is by donation with the proceeds donated to the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver There are some fantastic door prizes donated from Baby Bling, Physique Fitness, Rocky Mountain Soap Co. and many more. (Door Prize tickets will be 1 for $2 or 3 for $5)

Date: May 29th, 2011 Where: Sahali Mall Time: 12-5 pm This event is proudly supported by:

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS BABY CANUCKS USBORNE BOOKS GROUNDED & SOUND YOGA BRIANNA MUNRO PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE UNFOLDING PHOTOGRAPHY BUTTERBUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY THE ZEN BABY

JULAAN CREATIONS

CAKES FOR WEE ONES PRINCESS HOUSE CHILD SAVE LOOPY FAMILY COUPON BOOK THREE GREEN BEANS PRIMERICA

CAROLINES CAKES


A20 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

COVER PAGE STORY

Dominic Mancuso Band in concert Saturday June 4 ~ 7:30 PM KAMLOOPS CONVENTION CENTRE THEATRE 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

$35 Adults - $20 Youth (HST and all service fees included)

Tickets at Kamloops Live Box Office www.kamloopslive.com (250) 374-5483 or cash at the door World music artist, JUNO Award winner, Canadian Folk Music Award winner: Mancuso has produced and released several CDs, written scores for TV and film, been involved in numerous musical and interdisciplinary collaborations with artists spanning the globe, and entertained hundreds of thousands of people across North America and in Europe with his infectious on-stage energy & zeal for story-telling. More information at www.EntertainmentManagement.ca

John Cummins will be acclaimed B.C. Conservative Party leader at the Saturday, May 28, convention in Surrey. KTW file photo

Cummins dismisses vote-splitting argument XFrom A1

A: Jay [Hill] has lived in Ottawa for years. Now he’s living in Calgary and he’s coming back to B.C. to help [Premier] Christy Clark. That in itself says something.

Jay’s a good friend of mine. I certainly don’t understand, I’m not sure what it is he likes about the B.C. Liberals, whether he likes the fact they sold BC Rail when they

Thank You!

said they wouldn’t, or whether they brought in the HST when they said they wouldn’t, or maybe it’s the carbon tax. I’m just not sure what the attraction is for Jay to Christy Clark. It’s unfortunate, but people do make choices in life. Q: Do you think your party could split the Liberal vote and, in effect, elect the NDP? A: If you look at the last provincial election, 48 per cent of the people stayed home. They didn’t even bother going out to vote. I’ve talked to countless people who said, ‘Well, I held my nose and voted Liberal.’ The reality is there

are a good number of people who are dissatisfied with the two choices they have and are anxiously looking for a real alternative — and I think we provide that alternative. The Liberal brand, in my view, is dead in B.C. and there’s a need for what we have to offer with the new B.C. Conservatives. Q: How do you fight the suggestion by B.C. Liberals that your party will split the right vote and elect the NDP? A: To me, it’s the last argument. They’re not telling you, ‘This is what we’ve done for you in the last 10 years. XSee HST A21

Credit Blowing Up On You? Guaranteed Everyone Approved!

great efficiencies for doctors and nurses, as well as much-needed support and comfort to patients and their families and friends within the community. Help us build today for a healthier tomorrow. Contact RIH Foundation at 250-314-2325 or www.rihfoundation.ca

250-314-2325 www.rihfoundation.ca

I got a car! Some conditions may apply

www.automotionmotors.com

#2 - 7225 Dallas Drive 573-0064 ( 5 minutes past the Automall off Hwy#1 @ Kokanee Way)

D.L. #30731

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Pacesetter donor Ken Lepin generously supports the New ICU Compassionate Care Campaign at RIH. The Foundation proudly recognizes Ken Lepin’s $100,000 donation to the new ICU at RIH. A modern ICU will bring upgraded technology, improved privacy,


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

COVER PAGE STORY

Manager’s Flyer

HST could be a good tax . . . . . . if it was introduced properly, according to leader-to-be XFrom A20

We’ve provided you good stable government. We’ve reduced the debt as we said we were going to.’ They don’t tell you any of these things because they didn’t happen. They didn’t reduce the debt and they haven’t done a whole lot of good things. If they were proud of their record, they would be using their record to say, ‘Look, don’t vote for those guys. Here’s our record. These are the good things we did.’ At the end of the day, the only good argument they can put forward is, ‘Vote for us — we’re not the NDP.’ To me, that’s not much of an argument. Q: If there is a provincial election this fall, will your party be ready and will you have candidates in all 85 ridings in B.C.? A: That’s our intention. We’re working hard toward that. We have a candidate-selection committee in place now that will screen folks who wish to be candidates, so they will be pre-approved by the time of the nomination meetings in their

JOIN US

ridings. Tours we’re doing this summer throughout the province will certainly contribute to that growth in the party. Our fundraising is coming along nicely and I’m quite enthusiastic about our possibilities this fall and I think we’ll be more than ready. If you look at the polls the last few days, they’ve been very encouraging and I think they show people in B.C. are, in fact, looking for that alternative. Q: Do you support the harmonized sales tax or some type of harmonizing of the province’s sales tax? A: The HST is a good tax if it was brought in appropriately. The fact is, if you look at the HST when it was introduced in New Brunswick and Newfoundland, they lowered the provincial sales tax because the reach of the GST was much greater than the PST and they didn’t want it to be a tax grab. The economists on both the left and right side of the spectrum have said it’s helpful

IN RAISING FUNDS FOR

to business, it’s grown business and created jobs. And, that was the intent of the federal government when it encouraged B.C. and other provinces to participate in the HST. This government has not managed our finances well. When times were

good, they spent like drunken sailors. When the recession hit, they needed the $1.6 billion and the additional revenue that was going to flow from the tax grab because they didn’t reduce the PST portion of the HST. They’ve really poisoned the well when it

comes to the public’s opinion of the HST and that’s what the fight is going to be now as we come up to the referendum. The reality is, had it been brought in appropriately and at an appropriate level, it could have been good for the economy of B.C.

McArthur Island Xeriscape Garden. The walk consists of a loop around beautiful McArthur Island. Start Time : 10:00 AM For more information, please contact Pam at 250-434-4298 or Cathy at 250-851-9362 or register online at ccfc.ca

www.heelnwheelathon.ca

10” Premium Hanging Baskets

15

97 %

CITY OF KAMLOOPS NOTICE FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT NO. TUP00034

The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will be considering a resolution to issue Temporary Use Permit No.TUP00034 for the property below at its regular meeting to be held: TIME: PLACE: Location:

May 31, 2011, at 7:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC) 5955 Pringle Road, as shown on the following sketch:

30

ALL Sprinklers, Nozzles & Watering Wands Reg. 1.99-19.99

ALL Kids’ Apparel

2 44 97-

97

Reg. 3 Reg 3.97-59.97 97 59 97

Purpose:

If approved, the Temporary Use Permit would allow the owners to locate a second dwelling unit (premanufactured home) for a family member on the subject property, subject to the following: -

the second dwelling must be a premanufactured home, placed on concrete or wood blocks in accordance with the BC Building Code, and skirted with materials compatible with the building;

-

the use of the second dwelling is limited to family members only; and

-

a no development covenant for 6155 Meadowland Crescent must be prepared.

A copy of proposed Temporary Use Permit No. TUP00034 may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

KAMLOOPS

PICKS OF THE WEEK!

SAVE

CROHN’S AND COLITIS RESEARCH

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A21

All persons who consider themselves affected by the proposed Temporary Use Permit and who wish to register an opinion may do so by: 1.

Appearing before Council at the said Council Meeting; and/or

2.

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

TRULY® Water

24 x 500 mL

2/ 00

5

Check Out All The Specials In Zellers Next Big Flyer In Kamloops This Week

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

For further information concerning the proposed Temporary Use Permit or for copies of background material including reports, site plans, and elevations submitted by the applicant and/or the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or visit our website at: www.kamloops.ca/tup Dated May 18, 2011 L. W. Hrycan Corporate Officer

SAHALI CENTRE MALL Store Info: 250-374-4141 • Pharmacy 250-372-3456


A22 Â&#x2122; WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Wednesday

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Buy a chair, help a granny By Terry-Lynn Stone SPECIAL TO KTW

? 1 2 2 ? 1 2

1 5 5 9 1 5

3 7 8 7 3 7 8

5 3 9 6 5 3 9

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

6 ? 1 2 6 ?

? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 5 7 3 ? 5 8 9 ? ? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 3 ?

9 6 ? 1 9 6 ?

7 6 ? 2 ? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 5 7 3 ? 7 6 ? 2 ? 7 5 2 3 ?

5 9 6 ? 5 9 6

8 7 ? 1 8 7 ?

9 6 7 3 9 6

? ? 5 5 ? ?

1 2 2 ? 1 2 2

5 5 9 6 5 5 9

7 8 7 ? 7 8

3 9 6 7 3 9 6

? ? ? 5 ? ? ?

? 1 2 2 ? 1 2

1 5 5 9 1 5

3 7 8 7 3 7 8

5 3 9 6 5 3 9

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

6 ? 1 2 6 ?

? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 5 7 3 ? 5 8 9 ? ? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 3 ?

9 6 ? 1 9 6 ?

7 6 ? 2 ? 7 5 2 1 3 5 ? 5 7 3 ? 7 6 ? 2 ? 7 5 2 3 ?

5 8 9 ? 9 7 6 ? 6 ? 7 5 5 8 9 ? 9 7 6 ? 6 ?

Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle.

editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

6

L

AST APRIL, TWO OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN CAME TO VISIT. We had a wonderful, fun-filled time dying Easter eggs, planting seeds, baking cookies and â&#x20AC;&#x153;helpingâ&#x20AC;? grandpa in the yard. In the evening, there were baths to be had, teeth to be cleaned and, perhaps the highlight of the day, storybooks to be read â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then kisses and cuddles and off to bed for all of us. Grandma and grandpa loved every minute and I know our grandchildren did too. It was with a little sadness we said goodbye when our weekend together was at an end. But, we were all buoyed by the knowledge we can do it again in the summer. Imagine, though, you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send your grandchildren back to their parents. Imagine you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bake cookies or plant seeds because you are struggling to survive. Such is the lot of millions of grandmothers in Africa who struggle to support their AIDs-orphaned grandchildren. The contrast between my life and theirs is stark and dreadful. If you are like me, these thoughts of others in much worse situations can leave me feeling a little helpless, not knowing how to help make a difference in their lives. Luckily for people in Kamloops, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to make a difference.

.JOVUFT DBO

Save you

2

2 4

5 This macawthemed chair is one of many up for auction on May 26 by the CanGo Grannies in Kamloops.

7

7

7 9

1

5

9

4

5 2

1 2 7

4

ANSWERS TO FRIDAY May 20, 2010 PUZZLE

9

3 8

4 8

9

3 1

2

5 4

9

6

5

4

2

7

8

3

1

2

8

1

3

5

9

6

4

7

7

4

3

8

1

6

5

9

2

4

5

7

1

6

3

9

2

8

3

9

6

2

4

8

7

1

5

1

2

8

7

9

5

4

6

3

5

1

4

9

7

2

3

8

6

8

7

9

6

3

1

2

5

4

6

3

2

5

8

4

1

7

9

EASY

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sudoku Puzzle is brought to you by Murray MacRae 1622 SHERIDAN DRIVE

Murray MacRae 250-374-3022 Cell 250-320-3627

www.murraymacrae.com

The CanGo Grannies of Kamloops support the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which helps African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren alone. On Thursday May 26, the grannies are holding A Chair Affair, an auction of chairs that have been painted by local artists. All proceeds go to the foundation. Tickets are $20 and include a wine and appies reception and a chance to view â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and possibly even buy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these beautiful chairs.

The reception is in the Terrace Room in the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University, starting at 5:30 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Smorgasbord Deli, 225 Seventh Ave., Bookland, 750 Fortune Dr., MovieMart, 520 Seymour St., the Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Studio and Gallery in Sahali Centre Mall, Bookies at Thompson Rivers University and the Kamloops Arts Council, 7 West Seymour St.

Kamloops Realty 322 Seymour St. Kamloops, BC

D L

Bright, clean family home with daylight basement has 3 bedrooms $334,900 on the main ďŹ&#x201A;oor, large kitchen with eating area, and a door to a large covered deck. Flat fenced yard, new paved driveway with RV parking, central air, security system.

O S

WE WELCOME BACK

~ MELANIE & MICHELE ~

$50 a Week!

Inspired by the sciences of genes:

4BWF5JNF 4BWF.POFZ

Visit our other Black Press sites

Melanie has 9 years in the esthetics business. She is also a trained Aveda Spa Therapist and enjoys giving guests the Aveda difference in her work.

Michele has 20 years experience as a stylist. Her ďŹ&#x201A;air for imaginative styles is ideal for ďŹ ne and long hair. Michele loves all aspects of the Salon!

Book your appointment today #401-1150 Hillside Drive 250-374-7700 www.changesstudio.com

NOURISHING YOUTH ACTIVATING CREAM

Lansdowne Village Mall 450 Lansdowne St. 250-372-0837 Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 9 pm Sundays 11 am - 6 pm


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A23

INSIDEXRivershore set to host Western Championship/A25 KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK

SPORTS

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

Rugby Titans of South Kam to host Mariners South Kam backs into provincials, but ready for huge test against Fraser Valley champs By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

South Kamloops Titans standoff Connor Milton-Wood (right) switches with inside centre Isaac Kaay at practice last week. The Titans host the Earl Marriott Mariners in the first round of the B.C. High School Rugby AAA Provincial Championship on Saturday, May 28, at the Kamloops Rugby Club. Dave Eagles/KTW

Order Photos On-line 24/7

After a two-year hiatus, the South Kamloops Titans are set to make their return to the B.C. High School Rugby AAA Provincial Championship. The Titans will meet the Earl Marriott Mariners at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Kamloops Rugby Club. “We had a good solid squad this year and a nice group of Grade 11s that came up from the junior program last year,” said Dan Rohl, a co-coach with the Titans. “We have a significant amount of depth. I can put any player in at any time and not feel worried.” The Titans, who went undefeated throughout the regular season, lost 15-8 to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley final on Thursday, May 19, in Kamloops. It was the second year in a row South Kam failed to beat their Interior rivals in the Okanagan championship. South Kam dropped into the 12th seed for provincials, leaving them to face the Fraser Valley champion Mariners, who are the fifth-seeded squad in the province. Rohl said the Titans will be playing the same game that brought them this far when Marriott

rolls into town. “Our strength lies in our physicality and hard hitting,” said Rohl, who’s stable of co-coaches includes Scott Barker and Erin Ferguson. “Our forwards tend to tenderize the other team and provide our backs with opportunity later, which they’ve been doing a good job of capitalizing on.”

DAN ROHL: South Kam is not a fun team to play against.

One of those backs is inside centre Isaac Kaay, one of the Titans’ captains, who is getting his first and only shot at a provincial high school title. “I’ve never been to provincials, so it means a lot,” said Kaay, whose squad ended the NorKam Saints’ playoff run in an Okanagan semifinal. “It’s the last year for most of us, so we’re trying to give it as much as we can for the last bit of the season.” Marriott head coach Adam Roberts, under

whom the Mariners have enjoyed a rugby renaissance in the last five years, is well aware of the Titans’ crash-and-bang style of play. “All I know is that they are a big physical team and they like to play and use that to their advantage,” Roberts said. “Our boys have to be ready for a physical test and hopefully keep the ball away from their big boys.” Marriott, a South Surrey school, knocked off Yale of Abbotsford last week to clinch its thirdstraight Valley championship. The Mariners lost in a provincial semifinal two years ago and Roberts is hoping his squad can surpass that high-water mark this season. After the first round of the provincial tournament — a 16-team, singleknockout affair — the action will move to Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, where the remaining three rounds will be played on June 1, June 2 and June 4. Kaay and the Titans will be hard-pressed to top the Mariners and reach the later rounds, but they are up for the challenge. “It’s the biggest test of the year for us,” Kaay said. “This is pretty big for the school.”

Purchase top quality photos from the pages of the

www. kamloopsthisweek.com click on Photo Gallery


A24 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

SPORTS

Free

Introducing

The brighter way to manage your money. BrightStart is the brilliant new way to create a custom plan for a brighter financial future. Merge all your money into one convenient place, pay off your mortgage faster and save more for you and your family. Mira Singh of CrossFit Kamloops qualified to compete at the CrossFit Games, which get underway in July in California.

Available only at Valley First, the future looks brighter with BrightStart.

Singh primed for CrossFit Games

Visit getabrightstart.com or call any branch today.

By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

Guessing Mira Singh’s age is like predicting when the rapture will happen — a lot of people get it wrong. The 50-year-old fitness guru, who runs a Natural Strength CrossFit gym in Kamloops with her partner Sean White, qualified to compete in the masters’ division at the fourth annual CrossFit Games, which run from July 16 to July 18 in Carson, Calif. “I’m a little scared when it comes to competition but, with Sean as my coach and his constant support and me having a slight competitive edge to my personality, anything can be accomplished,” said Singh, who started training athletes at the McGill Road gym in March of 2009. CrossFit, which pushes athletes to better themselves with every workout they attend, has been increasing exponentially in popularity over the past five years. As it flourishes, so do its annual Games, which will this year feature 20 athletes from across the world in Singh’s division, all of whom qualified during a six-week period in March and April. CrossFit headquar-

ters posted six workouts during that time and 154 masters-age athletes took up the challenge — Singh’s results landed her in seventh spot, good enough to earn her a spot at the Games. “The most amazing part,” said Monica Richter, one of Singh’s trainees, “is Mira is 50 years old and she has a fitness level that could squash the average person.” She might be able to squash the average person, but Singh is not yet Games-ready, she admitted. “I am working on some of the skills that I feel I am behind in, like ring dips and push ups and being able to maintain my endurance during a workout.” Singh will be relying on White’s support as she ramps up her training regiment. “He is a soft spoken trainer-coach, who is extremely knowledgeable and considerate toward how I may be feeling on any given day,” she said. “He constantly reminds me that I can do it. “At 50 years old, I often feel some pressure because the average girl at our gym is between 20 and 35. I have to remind myself they are more than 20 years younger than me

Future Shop – Correction Notice Please note that the Whirlpool WTW7800XL Top-Load Washer (WebID: 10143307) advertised on page 18 of the May 20 flyer has a load capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., NOT 5.2 cu. ft., as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

— give yourself a break and room to fail and time to get better.” Reebok is sponsoring this year’s Games, which are considered the Olympics of CrossFit and have a $1-million purse. More than 26,000 athletes competed in the qualifiers. There are about 50 athletes in both the men’s and women’s divisions, 20 athletes in both the men’s and women’s masters’ divisions and 50 teams. “I would love to stay

in the top 10,” Singh said. “If I can finish in the top five, I probably will burst into tears with excitement and joy.” It might be hard to peg which spot the 50-year-old winds up finishing in, but there is one safe bet — Singh will work her butt off to make sure she achieves her full potential. “Easy doesn’t work,” she said. “The body is a fabulous machine. Effort, commitment and hard work get results.”

NEW GROOMING & BOARDING FACILITY Certified Groomer Linda Cline is offering for the month of May $10.00 towards your dogs/cats cut or boarding. Top of the line facility with hydraulic grooming table and walk up ramp to tub for Call for free pick up and those arthritic larger delivery of your dog, some breeds. areas not included.

10OFF

$

COUPON

CUT OR BOARDING

WITH THIS COUPON. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER.OFFER ENDS MAY 31, 2011.

SOMEDAY RETRIEVERS Tried, Tested & Proven

BOOK NOW AND BEAT THE HEAT

250 371-1218

At Someday Retrievers we offer Grooming, Boarding & Training 5657 BEATON RD. • KAMLOOPS

A DIVISION OF FIRST WEST CREDIT UNION ©2011 First West Credit Union. BrightStart is a registed trademark of First West Credit Union. All rights reserved. www.firstwestcu.ca

Exclusively available at

M AX s

SIRLOIN BEEF BURGERS

SAVE

3

$

12 BURGERS 1.2 X 113 G/4 OZ

pecia

9 99

l

REG 12.9 . 9

2 75 ONLY

MARINATED SIRLOIN STEAKS BARBECUE, TERIYAKI, MESQUITE, PEPPER, HERB & GARLIC 4 STEAKS 170 G / 6 OZ.

SAVE

4

$

/STE

AK THAT ’S 4 S FOR TEA $10.9 KS 9

Sale ends June 2, 2011

Locally Owned & Operated ROB & CAROL 1203C Summit Dr, Kamloops • 374-6825

MELINDA & MICHAEL #3-724 Sydney Ave, Kamloops • 376-4424


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A25

SPORTS

Are You Ready to Change the Shape of Your Body? You Will: • Get slimmer • Lose inches • Feel younger • Gain confidence • Have more energy • Look better in all your clothes ER OFFDS EN 31, Y MA 011 2

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL

Buy 4 sessions – Get 1 FREE! The picturesque Rivershore Estate and Golf Links is hosting a Canadian Professional Golf Tour event in June.

Rivershore ready for Western Championship By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

As the big boys on the PGA Tour tune up in preparation for the U.S. Open, golfers one day hoping to tee off at a major will be swinging their sticks at Rivershore Estate and Golf Links. The Canadian Professional Golf Tour (CPGT) is making a stop in the Tournament Capital from June 9 to 12, and the head of the tour made a brief appearance in town to see how the event was progressing. So far, CPGT commissioner and CEO Rick Janes likes what he sees. “We knew we were going to have an excellent golf course, but I wasn’t prepared for how quickly the people at the golf club and community have embraced the tournament,” he told KTW. “It’s going to be

a wonderful tournament, like they’ve [Rivershore] been doing it for many, many years.” The first Western Championship is just a few weeks away, but the efforts to put a CPGT stop in Kamloops have been in the works for a few years. Janes noted the CPGT had been working with sponsors and officials in the region for two years before the event was announced. Though the tour looked at other cities in the region to fill the gap in its schedule between Victoria and Alberta, he noted Kamloops was always the first choice. “This was a place we wanted to come,” Janes said. “This is the community that shone and showed the most enthusiasm and we’re seeing the fruits of that right now.”

The surroundings may have changed... but I still offer the best darn hair cut in town!

However, to run any successful sporting event, sponsorship dollars are key, and the commissioner noted the tour for now is financing “a great portion” of the championship. He does hope it will become self-sufficient in the years to come. Local golfers who’ve spent time on the Rivershore track will also likely get a kick seeing the course on cable TV. The tour has left the Golf Channel and moved to Global-Shaw for this season. Janes said the station will be running features and promoting events prior to PGA broadcasts. He said the tour’s primary footprint is in Canada and suggested aligning itself with the PGA Tour means it will be reaching its most important clientele — golfers. And, in the end, the four-day event is all about golf.

From the tour that produced PGA winners such as Mike Weir, Steve Stricker and D.A. Points, Janes is convinced Kamloopsians are in for a treat. The championship features 156 players from 20 countries, including all of the top Canadian competitors. Over the years, more than 100 players from CPGT have made it to the big show. “You may not know those players today, but you will in the future,” Janes said. Large crowds are more than welcome at the venerable course. A one-day pass to the championship will cost $15, while a weeklong package is $30. Children under the age of 16 can come out and watch for free. Janes said spectators can expect a friendly and accessible environment where they can get up close to watch some of the best young players in the world.

Let us Welcome You

Ruby Hrycenko

Lanita Larson

Pamela Lee

Your Welcome Wagon Representitives y 540 Victoria St. • 372-2281 (Beside Lake City Casino) Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm Thursday 9am - 3 pm

~Sherry

1-866-856-8442

(minimum 12 session purchase)

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s affordable

POWERTONE HEALTH STUDIO Unit 5 - 1390 Hillside Drive, Kamloops • 778-471-5775


A26 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

SPORTS

Unforgettable stories derived from adventures

Y

OU DON’T have to hang around me long to find out I’m obsessed with biking. I’m not sure when this occurred. I was pretty normal until about 12 years ago. I was among those who thought marathons were crazy, Ironman triathlons ridiculous and ultra-distance anything was reserved only for lunatics. Twenty years ago, I drove the road between Revelstoke and Mica Dam in order to research an article I was writing for BC Hydro about the servicing of huge turbines. If you had told me back then I would cycle that 300-kilometre route in 11 hours and 25 minutes with a husband who shares the same passion for pain, you can imagine my

SHAWN WENGER Fitness For MORTALS response. And yet, here I am, 20 years later, when I really should be getting smarter, choosing to cycle a route with more than 10,000 vertical feet of climbing on a lovely Saturday with my husband, when we could be doing something so much less uncomfortable like cutting the lawn (it really needs to be cut one of these days) or going for a hike (one hour versus 11.5). But, where would be the great stories in that? Where would be

Items we use everyday, like gasoline, are taxed at the same rate under HST. However, services like landscaping are taxed more.

the spousal bonding? I tell my husband he really knows how to show a girl a good time. And, honestly, there were times (specifically in the beginning of the ride) when I felt a sense of euphoria and wouldn’t have chosen to be anywhere else but alongside a glassy lake with snow-capped mountains reflecting on that perfect surface, with the sun warming our skin and the bears, cariboo and deer staring at us like we came from Mars. Why? A lot of people are asking. What is this all about? What’s with the need to ride for so long and so far? So I can qualify to ride even further, of course. If I can accomplish 200-, 300-, 400- and 600-kilometre rides this

Under HST, 80% of what we buy costs the same. Some things cost more, while a few items – like diapers – cost less.

year, I qualify to ride the 1,200 next year. Imagine working so hard to qualify to ride 1,200 kilometres . . . but I’ve met people who have done it multiple times. They are the Randonneurs and they do this stuff weekend after weekend and year after year because it’s fun. People think I’m crazy, but they haven’t met this bunch, nor the bunch of people I know who’ve done multiple Ironman’s or 100-mile runs or seven-day adventure races. Just when you think someone’s lost it, there’s a whole bunch of people out there who never found it in the first place And, do we have stories to tell. My latest favourite is hitting a pig in a road race in Maple Ridge.

Packaged goods like chips & soft drinks have more tax under HST. Basic groceries like fruits and vegetables are not taxed.

Decide for yourself. Learn more at HSTinBC.ca

Yes, the pig is OK. It was a large pig. I was almost stopped, trying to decide at which end I should pass the pig. I ended up trying to sneak behind it. I made the wrong choice. The pig wheeled around and ran for home, taking my wheel out from under me as he went. We both squealed. I

went down. The whole chase group passed me and I was left with my mouth hanging open in disbelief. I’m happy to say, I was able to catch back on and hold onto second place. You can’t make this stuff up. Only out on the road and trails of life do these wonderful, crazy

Goods like furniture, electronics, and video games have the same amount of tax as they had before the HST was implemented.

things happen to us, and what fun they are to tell. Shawn Wenger is a BCRPA-registered personal trainer, weight training and group fitness instructor. She runs Fitness For Mortals. E-mail wenger@telus.net for information.

Every three months 1.1 million lower income British Columbians receive an HST rebate.


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

A27

SPORTS Responsive, Reliable, Professional

Bonded, Insured & Licensed

Service, Emergencies & Repairs: • Residential

• • •

24 Hour Emergency Service

Business Commercial Industrial

Kamloops Branch Office:

250.828.7939 www.houle.ca

THE TASTE OF SLURPEE GOLD The under-12 Kamloops Blaze Blue girls posted three wins and a tie en route to a gold-medal finish at the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association Slurpee Cup, a tournament held in the River City on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. The tourney featured 145 teams and about 2,500 players. Other Kamloops squads earning gold medals include the under-14 rep A girls, under-13 boys (second division), under-14 rep B girls, under-12 White girls, under-18 A girls, under-15 girls, under-12 Orange girls and under-13 Orange girls. The under-17 boys won silver, while the under-12 Blue rep boys won bronze. The under-14 rep B boys earned a fourth-place finish. The under-12 Orange boys posted a one win, one draw and two loss record in pool play. For detailed scoring results, log on to kamloopsthisweek.com.

Pack’s Davis to represent Canada at junior world championship Alex Davis of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team will don the maple leaf at the International Volleyball Federation Junior World

Championship in Brazil this summer. The Pack’s third-year middle, a White Rock product, was named to Team Canada’s junior squad after a five-day tryout in Gatineau, Que.

Are As s w ie V e h T e r e Wh lar As T he Game! Spectacu

“This has been the highlight of my volleyball career thus far,” Davis said in a WolfPack press release. There were thirteen middles vying for a spot on the team, which will

start its bid for a junior world title in the first week of August. “Playing in a world championship is a oncein-a-life-time opportunity,” Pack head coach Pat Hennelly said.

2 FOR $40

Includes 2 - 9 Hole Green Fees & Shared Power Cart (Subject to availability) Can’t be combined with any other offer. ABERDEEN HILLS GOLF LINKS

Full Length • Par 36 • 9 Hole Golf Course

JOIN THE FUN...

$ 35 9 & DINE FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

per person Must Book Your Tee Times

• Monday ~ Junior Night ~ Monday Morning ~ Seniors • Tuesday ~ Ladies Night • Wednesday Wings $4.00/lb • Thursday ~ Men’s Night • Friday Night ~ Social Night

ABERDEEN HILLS

GOLF LINKS BOOK YOUR TEE TIMES AT THE PRO SHOP 1185 Links Way • 828-1149 or 828-1143

Visit our new website at:

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

BURGER & A BEVERAGE $

12.00

Serving BC

since 1944

! N I W TWO TICKETS & 1 NIGHT STAY AT PAN PACIFIC HOTEL IN VANCOUVER FOR

UFC 131 JUNE 11, 2011

PURCHASE ANY COMBO. RECEIVE 1 ENTRY PER COMBO. HURRY IN. ENTER OFTEN. CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 8, 12PM. ENTER AT ANY KAMLOOPS LOCATION.

HALSTON VALLEYVIEW NORTH SHORE COLUMBIA PLACE ABERDEEN MALL DOWNTOWN

ABERDEEN HILLS GOLF LINKS

BOOK YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS

NO CASH VALUE. WINNER PROVIDES OWN TRANSPORTATION. A&W ASSUMES NO RISKS. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.


A28 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

TO PREPARE FOR OUR

ONE-OF-A-KIND ONCE A YEAR ONE DAY ONLY

NEW YEAR'S DAY NilTl E V E T S H O N ity Furniture w t

C quivalen g e e h t y un pa all Sams es n o T S H plianc home ap

UP TO

SALE

6070

20304050

MEMBER SINCE 2005

Mon. - Wed. 9 am - 6 pm Thur-Fri. 9 am - 9 pm Sat. 9 am - 6 pm • Sun. 11 am - 5 pm

1350 HILLSIDE DR.

SHOP online at www.cityfurniturecanada.com

% OFF

"WE DON'T SELL - WE HELP YOU BUY!"

250-372-7999

ACROSS FROM ABERDEEN MALL


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

INSIDEXWheels/B3 SECTION

KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK

COMMUNITY

B1

Community: editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Ph: 374-7467 Ext: 222

ON THE BUBBLE?

By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

The BIG Little Science Centre would like to be a little bigger and a lot less little. “We do need more space,” said Gord Stewart, executive director of the centre housed in four classrooms at Bert Edwards elementary in North Kamloops. “We have needs for more space and also the school has needs for more space.” Stewart said the science centre was informed recently by the school that it will need one of the centre’s classrooms to house more students at the school of choice. “Basically, the science and technology school is really taking off,” Stewart said.

“We’re at the point where they’re expanding and so are we.” Stewart said it’s time to move — likely first into a temporary home for a few years. “It’s for the short-term,” he said. “Maybe three to five years. Maybe we’ll lease from the [school] district, but we’ll also talk to the city.” After that, Stewart said, he’d like to see Big Little Science Centre move into its own facility. He said the centre needs about 10,000 square feet in total and would like to be in a standalone structure. Stewart said any possible move to a new building is still in the early planning stages, but the science centre hopes to speak with School District 73, the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University about potenTIGHT SQUEEZE: The BIG Little Science Centre needs more room to grow so kids like Amberly Adema continue to learn. Dave Eagles photos/KTW tial partnerships.

3 BEDROOM STARTING AT

SPRING PRE-SALE• Large EVENT $289,900 floor plan 1476 sq.ft. finished In Valleyview

HST REBATES up to

$23,000

• Built Green

BUY GREEN, WIN A SMART CAR! • Large floor plan 1476 sq.ft. finished• 2.5 Bathrooms • Blinds • Built Green • Double GarageFirst 32 owners of Cortland Park get a chance to win a Smart Car • 2.5 Bathrooms • Air Conditioning • Double Garage • 6 Appliances ONLY 5 UNITS LEFT UNTIL A WINNER IS DRAWN! GOLD STANDARD

9 14 UNITS AVAILABLE THIS SPRING • www.cortlandpark.ca Andrea Waymouth • Mike Shannon • Bert Gatien • Joyce Blair Unit #56 OPEN Wed-Sun 12pm to 4pm 250.374.8430


B2 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

COMMUNITY COOPER’S CARES Cooper’s Foods, led by team captain Becky Coleman, participated in a hot dog sale at all four Kamloops locations and raised more than $3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Cooper’s Foods is one of several corporate and family walk teams who will be participating in the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 12 at McDonald Park. To register for the walk, visit the JDRF website at jdrfc.walk. For pledge forms or more information, email Kamloops@jdrf.ca. From left: JDRF fundraising co-ordinator Shianne Carswell, Janina Knoth, Larry Bertoncinni, Brad Bellamy Bill Campbell, Ernie and Becky Coleman. KTW photo

You can help local group win Big

Cobs Bread and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters are hosting their annual Scone Campaign on May 28 and May 29. A gourmet scone representing Big Brothers/Big Sisters has been created and 50 cents from the sale of each will be donated to the group. Cobs Bread has raised $31,800 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters since 2009. The Kamloops Cobs is located at 1180 Columbia Street in Sahali.

Prices in effect from Saturday, May 21 to Friday, May 27, 2011

By Dale Bass

HOT DEALS from this week’s flyer

STAFF REPORTER

dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

What does the title Tournament Capital of Canada mean to you? For many, it means athletes coming together to share their love of sport, competing for the top prize. For the folks at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kamloops (BBSK), it means something more. It means bringing together little folks who are waiting for big folks to partner with them to fill a gap in their lives. Right now, said recently appointed executive director Terri Axani, there are more than 100 youngsters on the agency’s waitlist. More than 150 more have been matched with adults through in- and out-of-school programs BBSK runs. It hopes to reduce the numbers waiting — and one way the community can help is to vote for the agency, which is one of several being considered for $25,000 grants being distributed by the Keg Foundation. The restaurant chain is conducting the online vote to determine 40 agencies that will receive the money. BBBSK would use it for its sports-mentoring program, Axani said, which brings adults and youngsters together through sports. “We’re the Tournament Capital, so it’s a perfect fit,” she said. The agency would use the money to pay for registrations, equipment and any other costs associated with the sports. The grant program isn’t the only way BBBSK hopes to reduce its waitlist. On May 30, it kicks off 50 Boys in 50 Days — the goal being the obvious plan to reduce the list by 50 boys. That means attracting adults to go through the process to be approved as a “big.” Two students have been hired to organize events that will promote the campaign, which will have a sports theme. Children on the waitlist aren’t completely ignored, however. Axani said the agency has events just for them, including monthly activities, a trip to Playland in Vancouver, a Thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas party. To vote for the agency’s program, go online to thekegthanksamillion.com/en/phase2/projects/ show/p/1056. You can also access the site through a link at bbbskamloops.ca.

Cobs baking up help for Brothers/Sisters

NORTHILLS SHOPPING CENTRE Hours: Mon - Sun & Holidays, 8 am - 10 pm

376-9010

COLUMBIA PLACE SHOPPING CENTRE Hours: 8 am - Midnight 7-Days-A-Week

250-374-0477

VALLEYVIEW SQUARE

Hours: Mon-Sat 8 am - Midnight Sun & Hol. 9 am - Midnight

374-3131

Watch for your

SHOPPERS DRUG MART Value-Packed Insert every Friday in KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

B3

AUTO KAMLOOPS

THIS WEEK

K A M L O O P S # 1 AU T O B U Y E R S D I R E C T O RY S O U R C E

MARKET

Obituaries/B11 X Classifieds/B12 Advertising Consultant Quinn Rischmueller 374-7467

REPLACE OR REPAIR YOUR WINDSHIELD

COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE

372-5177 372-5177

(250)

437 Mt. Paul Way, Kamloops

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 2011 What is the perfect Porsche?

I

S THERE SUCH A THING AS THE PERFECT PORSCHE? Is it the mighty 911 Turbo? The 4.0-litre GT3 RS? The nimble Cayman S? Or the best-selling Porsche model of all, the Cayenne? This used to be a simple question to answer — the 911 Carrera, because it was light, fast and relatively uncomplicated. But that has all changed with modern technology to the point anyone can drive the 500 hp 911 Turbo because it is so docile — that is, until you get serious. There are now so many people in the world with vastly differing tastes and needs to the point anyone who invents the Next Great App can afford to buy a Porsche that matches JIM ROBINSON their lifestyle. First It’s also why there are so DRIVE many more Porsche models these days with more, like the upcoming Cajun, in the pipeline. It must be eight or 10 years since I drove a 911 Carrera “lightweight”. It didn’t have a lot of stuff, just a rear-drive base 911 with a couple of extras such as carbon brake rotors. That thing was so quick and tight and was a pleasure to drive. Most of all, it was the light, but positive, feel of the steering that endeared it to me and remains to this day, the single-best Porsche I ever drove. When I heard about the new 911 Carrera GTS, I became very interested. The GTS is, in spirit, from the same mindset — a driver’s sportscar, not a luxury car

with sporting intentions. This is a simple Porsche, but do not confuse simple with uncomplicated. By simple, I mean it follows the classic Porsche layout of engine at the rear driving the rear wheels, with the front suspension engineered for precision handling. The “flat” or “boxer” horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is the heart of any 911. In this case, the 3.8-litre DOHC engine, thanks to gasoline direct-injecting, produces 408 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the same engine in the 911 Carrera S. Torque is 310 pound-feet. When it comes to fuel consumption, Porsche says the 911 GTS as tested here comes in at 11.6/7.9L/100 km (24/36 mpg) city/highway. To give an idea of the attention to detail made to get the power, engineers devised a special resonance intake manifold that features six vacuum-controlled tuning flaps that switch between power- and torque-optimized geometry, whereas in a Carrera S power unit, there is only one tuning flap. The GTS comes standard with a six-speed anual (as tested) or the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) as an option.

In comparison to the Carrera S, the top speed of the GTS with manual transmission rises by two m.p.h. to 190 m.p.h. If there is one styling element that sets Porsches apart it is the wide, voluptuous rear fenders. The GTS is the only member of the Carrera 2 family to get the 44-millimetre wider body of the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models including widened rear track. The GTS is finished in classic Porsche white with the “Carrera GTS” badge being small and discreetly placed on each door panel and the rear valance panel. One other sure way of spotting a GTS is the wheels and tires. It sits on 19-inch centre-locking RS Spyder alloy wheels, painted in black with high-gloss finished rims, with 235/35 ZR 19 tires on the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear. I hesitated to call the interior minimalistic what with a Bose sound system and an optional navigation/infotainment system. The interior is done in all black, with driver and passenger sport seats covered with black Alcantara. X See PORSCHE’S B5

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 2011 at a glance Body style: Performance coupe. Drive method: Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive. Engine: 3.8-litre, DOHC “boxer” six-cylinder (408 hp, 310 lb/ft). Fuel economy: Six-speed manual, 11.6/7.9L/100 km (24/36 mpg) city/highway. Price: Base, $117,600, as tested, $129,225 including $1,085 shipping charge. Website: porsche.ca.


B4 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Due To The Amazing Success of the Sale of the Decade

The Butler’s…

Tr y Your Offer!

OVERSTOCKED IN TRADES

Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Motorhomes • Campers 1997 Georgie Boy Pursuit

1987 Triple E Signature

OD Transmission, Transmission Cooler, Aluminum Wheels, Block Heater, Gas Generator, Propane Tank, A/C, Ceiling Fans/Vents, PM, Cruise, Tilt, BackUp Camera, Spare Tire, Roof Rack, Ladder, Trailer Hitch, Shower, Tub, Toilet, Q/Bed, Rear Bed, Sofa Bed/Daveno, Electrical Hookup, LPG/CO2 Detectors, Stereo, Cable Hookup, TV Antenna, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Range Hood, Furnace, Awning

OD Transmission, Gas Generator, Propane Tank, A/C, BackUp Camera, Hitch, Shower, Tub, Toilet, Q/Bed, Rear Bed, Sofa Bed/Daveno, Electrical Hookup, LPG/CO2 Detectors, TV, CD, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Furnace, Awning, Water Heater

ONLY

#RV3313C

$

19,900

2007 Sportsmaster 267TS

Fully Equipped, A/C, Propane, Spare Tire, Stab. Jacks, Ext/Shower, Q/Bed, Sofa Bed/Daveno, TV Ant., Cable Hookup, Stove,Micro, Oven, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Heater

#RV3326A

ONLY

$

20,900

1998 Okanagan 25.5

Fully Equipped, A/C, Propane, Spare Tire, Shower, Q/Bed, Sofa Bed/Daveno, Stereo, Cassette, TV Antenna, Micro, Stove, Oven, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Heater

#RV3415B

ONLY

1999 Triple E F260RK

Fully Equipped, A/C, Propane, Spare Tire, Tub, Roof Rack, Skylight, Ladder, Shower, Toilet, Q/Bed, Stereo, Sofa Bed/ Daveno, Micro, Stove, Oven, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Heater

#303G

ONLY

$

11,800

#RV3358A

ONLY

$

20,800

Fully loaded, ODTransmission, ABS, Propane Tank, BackUp Camera, Roof Rack, Skylight, Hitch, Shower, Tub, Toilet, Q/Bed, Sofa Bed/Daveno, Elec. Hookup/ Jacks, TV, Stereo, CD, Cable Hookup, TV Antenna, Micro, Stove, Oven,

#RV3442A

ONLY

#RV3318A

ONLY

$

20,800

Fully equipped, roof A/C, stabilizer jacks, spare tire, ladder, Dbl bed, daveno, stereo, CD, cable hookup, TV antenna, microwave, awning, DSI water heater, dbl stainless steel sink

#RV3276A

$

8,800

ONLY

$

74,900 Fully Equipped, A/C, DC, Propane, Spare Tire, Skylight, Q/Bed, Cable, CD, TV Antenna, Sofa Bed/Daveno,Micro Stove, Oven, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Heater

#RV3285B

ONLY

$

20,800

#RV3234A

ONLY

$

8,900

Fully Equipped, Propane, Spare Tire, Ext.Shower, Shower, Q/Bed, Bunk Beds, Stereo, CD, Cable Hookup, TV Ant., Micro, Stove, Oven, Range Hood, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Heater

#458A

ONLY $13,900 1998 Okanagan 25.5

Fully equipped, roof A/C, spare tire, Q/bed, daveno, elec. jacks, stereo, cassette, TV antenna, microwave, awning, DSI water heater. LIKE NEW!

Fully equipped, ceiling fans/vents, stabilizer jacks, ext/shower, Dbl bed, TV antenna, awning, DSI water heater #RV3322A

ONLY

$

15,800

#RV3415B

$

9,800

ONLY

1992 Citation 25.5

Fully equipped, roof A/C, spare tire, twin bed, daveno, elec. jacks, cassette, TV antenna, microwave, awning, insulated plumbing, DSI water heater

#RV3431A

ONLY

1995 Prowler 25.5

Fully equipped, roof A/C, stabilizer jacks, spare tire, ext/shower, skylight, Q/bed, daveno, stereo, cable hookup, TV antenna, microwave, awning, DSI water heater

07 Pegasus 210RB

2004 Komfort Trailblazer T20

2006 Prowler 270RBS

2008 R-Vision Travel/Lite 210QB

Fully equipped, roof A/C, spare tire, Q/bed, daveno, microwave, awning, DSI water heater

9,800

6,800

1996 Okanagan 265

2004 Fleetwood Southwind

2006 Wilderness 29.5 2BS

Fully Equipped, A/C, Propanes, Spare Tire, Ext/ Shower, Skylight, Shower, Toilet, Q/Bed, Bunk Beds, Sofa Bed/Daveno, CD, Micro, Stove, Oven, Furnace, Awning, DSI Water Htr

$

$

ONLY

#RV3282A

$

5,900

2007 Fleetwood Westlake

Fully equipped, stabilizer jacks, spare tire, ext/shower, awning, DSI water heater, fan lights, Queen/King beds #RV3157B

ONLY $10,800

1997 Slumber Queen 24.5

#RV3236B

Fully equipped, roof A/C, spare tire, skylight, Q/bed, daveno, elec. jacks, awning, insulated plumbing, DSI water heater, black water flush, day/nite shades, heated tanks

ONLY

$

8,900

1991 Terry 255RL

Fully equipped, awning, A/C, lightweight, microwave #RV3323B

$

4,900

ONLY

STOP AT BUTLER’S AUTO & RV FULL SERVICE FACILITY! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS!

To view our entire inventory, visit...

D#5333

GLEN BUTLER

BILL SKENE

DAVE SOPIWNYK

JOEL GOBEIL

LUCIANO ZAMBRANO

LUCY JUBY

MICKEY PREFONTAINE

BILL LAUNDRY

ROLLI HARRIS

PAUL CLARK

www.butlerautoandrv.ca

BUTLER AUTO & RV 250-554-2518

SUPERCENTRE

142 TRANQUILLE RD., KAMLOOPS, B.C.

“Serving You For Over 40 Years”

BEST AUTO REPAIR

BEST USED CAR DEALER

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

BEST RV DEALER

WINNER 2009

WINNER 2009

WINNER 2009

WINNER 2009

Service: 250-554-0902


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN

AUTOMARKET

Porsche’s power rests at driver’s fingertips

Complete Detail

B5

Got Shine

✔ Interior with shampoo ✔ Exterior wash & wax ✔ Engine shampoo

29900

$ From

X From B3

Open Saturdays 276 Halston Rd., Kamloops Next to Jubilee RV 250-372-2721 www.platinumride.com

Choose From Our Large Selection of Quality Pre-Owned Toyota Vehicles

05 Camry LE Stk#CH11012A V6, sunroof, power seat, alloy wheels, power windows, power locks, keyless entry

14,495

$

08 Corolla Stk#CH11165A Special edition! Automatic, sunroof, alloy wheels, power windows, power locks, 50MPG Highway

13,495

$

05 Escape Limited Stk#VZ11291A Fully loaded, leather, sunroof, heated seats, all power options, 6 disc CD changer

14,995

$ as the Bose sound system ($1,650) and navigation system ($2,410) I wouldn’t want. There were some small GTS-only options — like red seatbelt straps at $620 — for a grand

fill the bill, there’s a our-wheel-drive version of the GTS coming in fall. So, just what is the perfect Porsche is a question that just keeps evolving.

perfect Porsche? I’ll let you decide for yourself, but the 911 GTS tested here is as close to what the essence of Porsche is all about as you can find. And, if that doesn’t

total of $129,225, including a shipping fee of $1,085. As readers can guess, I came away having really enjoyed this car which is why I got thinking whether this is the

ALL MAKES TRU MARKET.ca AND 1 OWNER

D#10219

Alcantara is used wherever driver and passenger come into direct contact with the vehicle, like on the rim of the new three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel and on the gear lever and handbrake. The steering wheel, with its “fuzzy” suedelike feel, is just the right thickness. With no all-wheeldrive to numb response, the sensations coming from the front suspension to the hands is delightful. In a week with the car, I don’t think the radio was on once. The GTS is anything but whisper quiet. Turn the key and the big six gives a grunt and then throbs into life. Stab the gas and it does not send the tack needle racing to the redline — and that is one of the secrets that makes driving a Porsche, especially one like the GTS, so enjoyable. It doesn’t take long to realize knowing how to use as little or most of the abundant power with the proper gear selection is how to savour the experience. You also quickly learn that the handling and grip is there for you to make the most out of (which you will) and that, friends, is what it’s all about. Say what you want about double-wishbone suspension, but Porsche has made a virtue of MacStruts at the front and an independent-link system at the rear. The GTS is tested here came with an interesting ($1,090) sport-chassis option that basically drops the car 20 millimetres for a lower centre of gravity. I’m not going to tell you I noticed the difference but, when it came to turning and exiting corners, this car went exactly where intended and with a sensation of being almost glued to the road. The 2011 Porsche Carrera GTS starts life at $117,600. As tested, it came with a lot of options such

260 W. Victoria St., Downtown

Kamloops (250) 314-0888

“VOTED ONE OF THE BEST AUTO DEALERS IN KAMLOOPS”

C230 Mercedes Kompressor Only 68,873 kms NOW

$

13,850 OR

Clearwater (250) 674-0096

Nissan Altima

0 DOWN

0 DOWN

Stock:#2413A

Stock:#2347

Was $6800

102

$

NOW

WEEKLY

$

HUGE REDUCTION! NOW JUST

$

9,800 OR Stock:#2459

36

$

5,500

07 Volvo S60 AWD

Stk#TU11087C. Off road package, 6 disc CD changer, alloy wheels, cruise, power windows, power locks, outside temperature gauge

19,875

$

7,995

$

08 Camry XLE Stk#CM11153A

V6, leather, sunroof, fully loaded, alloy wheels, dual zone climate control

21,995

$

10 Focus SE Stk#CO11190A

Power windows, power locks, air conditioning, stability control, great fuel economy!

WEEKLY 0 DOWN

14,995

$

Stock:#2458

73 $24,800 OR

$

06 Tacoma TRD

heated seats, air conditioning, power locks, power windows. Great summer car!

08 Toyota Corolla

0 DOWN

14,495

$

Stk#RV10721A. Sunroof, cruise,

Stock:#2320A

Only 23,713 kms

Stk#TA11103B Lariat, Supercab 4x4, fully loaded

02 Honda Accord

0 DOWN

Subaru Forester Columbia Ed. AWD

03 Ford F150 XLT

100

$

Prices exclude taxes & documentation. Sale ends June 3, 2011.

WEEKLY

SUN COUNTRY TOYOTA Visit us at www.suncountrytoyota.ca

PAYMENTS BASED ON AMORTIZATION OAC + TAXES. TOTAL PAID WITH 0 DOWN. 84 MO. @ 7.47% : #2347 $13,104. 72 MO @7.47%: #2459 $22,776, #2458 $31,200. 36 MO. @11.99%: #2320A $15,912.

1-877-378-7800 • 1355 Cariboo Place • 250-828-7966

NOW

$

21,800 OR

WEEKLY

NOW

$

Toll Free

Dealer #25081


B6 ™ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

AUTOMARKET Hyundai’s Tucson a constant in changing market EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN

A

UTOMOTIVE DESIGNERS FACE A CONSTANT CHALLENGE OF STAYING CURRENT IN AN EVERCHANGING MARKET. And, the Hyundai Tucson is a good example of just how to do that. Actually, to look at what’s new with the latest Tucson, we have to step back to last year’s launch of the new 2010 model. That secondgeneration version went through a major redesign that shifted the Tucson from classic truck-based, twobox architecture to a sleeker, almost onebox crossover design, a modern trend that we can trace back to style predecessors like the Nissan Murano. It’s a trend that continues to reshape classic nameplates with new body styles, even brand benchmarks like the Ford Explorer. The Tucson is the first Hyundai CUV (crossover utility vehicle) to be designed and engineered in Europe at Hyundai’s Frankfurt studios. And, its sporty European bloodline shows. The newest Tucson, or ix35 as its known in other markets, sticks close to the ix-onic concept that inspired it, featuring what Hyundai refers to as “fluidic sculpture” design philosophy, a streamlined, flowing style that is highlighted by a bold Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, an aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases and curvaceous angles complemented by swept-back headlights and wraparound taillights. It’s quite a departure from the original and it is pleasing to the eye. But, Hyundai didn’t just leave it at that. It knew it had to

ROB BEINTEMA First DRIVE back up style with substance. Earlier this year, when my colleague, Jim Robinson, was looking for a vehicle to drive to the Detroit Auto Show (usually during the worst of winter weather) he had only a few demands — a relative degree of long-haul comfort, fuel economy, all-wheel drive availability, good tires and enough ground clearance to get through the almost inevitable snowstorm on the way. Jim chose a 2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD, harnessing the stock Theta II 2.4-litre DOHC inline fourcylinder engine rated at 176 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque, more power than the previous generation’s V6. The Tucson delivered him safely to Detroit. The mid-range GL trim level and the slightly more upscale GLS model Jim drove cover the price point most Canadians will play in, offering a well-loaded mix of standard equipment and niceties, with prices ranging from the mid- to high-$20,000 mark. For 2011, Hyundai increased the breadth of the lineup with a new, low-priced version, the L model, offering a slightly smaller, new 2.0-litre, 165-horsepower base engine, a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive only. Frankly, if you can live with a manual shifter, at $19,999, this is the steal of the lineup.

Hyundai Tucson Limited with naviation 2011 at a glance Bodystule: Compact CUV. Drive method: Front-engine, all-wheel-drive. Engine: 2.4-litre, DOHC inline four-cylinder (176 hp, 168 lb/ft) (As tested). Fuel economy: 10.1/7.1L/100 km (city/hwy). Towing capacity: With trailer brake, 907 kg; without, 454 kg. Prices: Tucson L (5MT) - $19,999; Tucson L (6AT) - $22,299; Tucson GL (6AT) - $24,299; Tucson GL AWD (6AT) - $26,799; Tucson GLS (6AT) - $26,799; Tucson GLS AWD (6AT) - $28,799; Tucson Limited AWD (6AT) $32,249; Tucson Limited w/ Navi . The engine power is only slightly less than the 2.4-litre version and standard features still include six airbags, air conditioning, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, power windows, power door locks, power heated mirrors, four-wheel ABS disk brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, downhill brake control, hill start assist control, electronic stability control with traction control, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, dual vanity mirrors, tire pressure monitoring system and six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/Aux/ USB audio. Ah, but even though both my heart and wallet inclinations naturally lean toward the economy end of the spectrum, my butt wound up solidly seated in the other end of the lineup, in a top-of-the-line 2011

Tucson Limited with navigation. Although, may I say, it was seated quite comfortably, ensconced in leatherwrapped luxury. Adding to the already built up content of the GL and GLS trim levels, the Limited with navigation is priced at $34,249 and comes with just about all the bells and whistles. All-wheel drive is standard, as are 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control with CleanAir ionizer, automatic headlamps, chrome exterior accents, mirrors with integrated turn signals, an eight-way power driver’s seat, outside temperature display, panoramic sunroof, and tinted glass. The navigation package added to this Limited level also bolsters the audio system with an amplifier and

subwoofer, and a rearview camera that displays on the navigation touch-screen. For 2011, the Limited trim has also standardized the autodimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink and a selective-suspension system. With all that content, and with its standard all-wheel drive system, the Limited does weigh in at about 160 kilograms more than the base model. But, the Limited with Navigation still manages a mileage rating similar to the L model, even with the bigger 2.4-litre engine, probably due to taller gearing in the standard automatic six-speed. The official fuel economy rating is 10.1/7.1L/100km

(city/hwy). My combined average, which is normally always closer to the “city” rating, was 9.5L/100km. Unfortunately, in Canada, we don’t have the diesel and 1.6-litre gasoline engine choic-

es of other markets. But, if gas prices keep going up . . . I’m usually torn by the fully loaded topend models of what are essentially, entry-level lineups. Like its competitors — the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 — no matter how fancy these compact CUVs get, there’s always some evidence of their econo roots, usually in the nasal, braying honk of four-banger engines and drivelines that need just a little more NVH sound insulation. They’re not perfect but this compact class of crossovers fits most Canadian needs and budgets just fine. Other entries in this competitive class include the Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-7. And, customers X From TUCSON B6

Need a Car? Have Poor Credit? YOUR JOB IS YOUR CREDIT! Call Dawna for Pre-Approved Financing on a Quality Used Vehicle.

SUN COUNTRY TOYOTA

Dealer #25081

250-828-7966 1355 Cariboo Place (Off Hillside Drive) Toll Free 1-877-378-7800


EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN

Tucson wins awards

$

X From B6

should look closely at their luxury and content desires because, at these top-of-the-line prices, a slightly lower trim choice on a larger

$

27,999

OWN FOR ONLY

*

Offer includes $1,550 freight and air tax.

INCLUDES $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE

Hyundai vehicle, like the Santa Fe or even the Veracruz, could be a viable option. The 2011 Hyundai Tucson lineup is worth checking out.

19,999

Purchase Finance as low as

%+$

0 APR

2011 EDGE SE FWD

BEST NEW SUV / CUV

($35,000 - $50,000)

7.4L/100km 38 MPG HWY■ 11.2L/100km 25 MPG CITY■

The Tucson won its category at the AJAC Car of the Year competition in 2005 when it first debuted in Canada and this latest, second-generation

Ford offers more vehicles with

OWN FOR ONLY

*

OR

Includes $500 Manufacturer Rebate †† and $1,550 freight and air tax.

0

INCLUDES $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE

7.1L/100km 40 MPG HWY‡‡ 9.1L/100km 31 MPG CITY‡‡

$

version repeated the honour this year. The breadth and depth of this lineup of five-seater compact CUVs offers something for everyone.

2011 ESCAPE HYBRID. MOST FUEL EFFICIENT SUV.

% APR PURCHASE

FINANCING FOR UP TO

On most 2011 Escape models (excluding I4 manual)

29,999

OWN STARTING FROM

*

Offer includes $1,550 freight and air tax.

72

At the peak of that lineup, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited with navigation offers a complete package, with fit and finish to match

BEST-IN-CLASS FUEL ECONOMY ˆ

than any other brand. ±±

2011 ESCAPE XLT FWD

MONTHS

INCLUDES $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE

6.5L/100km 43 MPG HWY±± 5.8L/100km 49 MPG CITY±±

Now, not only will you go further, so will your money.

ON SELECT NEW 2011 MODELS.

1000 Eligible Costco members receive an additional

The re-invented 2011 EXPLORER

FUEL ECONOMY AS GOOD AS

A MAZDA6 MID-SIZE SEDAN#

8.0L/100km 35 MPG HWY# 11.9L/100km 24 MPG CITY#

INCLUDES $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE

Visit your BC Ford Store or bcford.ca today and GO FURTHER FOR LESS.

bcford.ca

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Factory order or dealer transfer may be required. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. †Receive 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on new 2011 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S)/Edge (excluding SE)] / [Taurus (excluding SE)/ Flex (excluding SE)] / [Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[60]/[72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for [36]/[60] months, monthly payment is [$833.33]/[$500.00]/[416.67], cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. *Cash Purchase a new 2011 Escape XLT FWD I4 Manual/Edge SE FWD for $19,999/$27,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include $1,000/$1,000 Costco Incentive and freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all other applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. *Or Cash Purchase the re-invented 2011 Explorer starting from $29,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $0 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offer includes $1,000 Costco Incentive and freight and air tax of $1,550 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all other applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ††Receive $500/$1,000 /$1,500 /$2,000 /$3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/$4,500/ $5,500/$6,000/$6,500/ $7,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, Fiesta S, Escape I4 Manual/Mustang 2DR Coupe V6 Value Leader, Taurus SE, Edge (excluding SE), E-Series, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4X2, F-350 Chassis Cabs, F-450, F-550, 2012 Focus (excluding S)/Fusion S, Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/2012 Mustang GT (excluding Boss 302)/ Focus (excluding S), Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/ Fusion (excluding S)/ Mustang GT/ Expedition, F-150 Regular cab (excluding XL 4X2)/Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL)/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs). All GT500, F-150 Raptor and Medium Truck models are excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ‡Offer only valid from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Canadian Costco membership on or before March 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302 & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The new vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period.‡ Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. ^ Fuel efficiency based on ratings of 2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada vehicles. Total of 6 Best in Class models: Fiesta (B Car), Fusion Hybrid (CD Car), Escape Hybrid (Small Utility), Ranger (Compact Pickup), Super Duty (Full Size Pick Ups over 8,500lbs. GVWR), and Transit Connect (Full Size Bus/Van). Classes per R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. (Canada). Fuel consumption figures based on city/hwy label values, using Transport Canada approved test methods and information available at the time of publishing. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment and driving habits. ±±Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Escape Hybrid FWD 2.5L I4 Atkinson CVT: 5.8L/100km (49MPG) City, 6.5L/100km (43MPG) Hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Comparison data based on Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Special Purpose and R.L. Polk Small Utility segments. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Escape XLT FWD 2.5L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: 9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. QEstimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Edge FWD 3.5L V6 SST engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission: 11.2L/100km (25 MPG) city and 7.4L/100km (38 MPG) hwy. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. #Based on combined City and Hwy fuel economy of 10.1L/100km for the 2011 Ford Explorer FWD 3.5L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km (24 MPG) City and 8.0L/100km (35 MPG) Hwy] and 2011 Mazda6 3.7L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km City and 7.9L/100km Hwy). Fuel consumption figures based on Natural Resources Canada 2011 Mid-Size and Special Purpose category ratings. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits.

www.kamloopsthisweek.com WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

B7

AUTOMARKET not only the Tucson Limited’s extensive trappings, but rivaling its compact crossover competitors.


Wise customers read the fine print: t  pp f5IF/BUJPOBM(SBOE$BSBWBO4BMFT&WFOUPGGFSTBSFMJNJUFEUJNFPGGFSTXIJDIBQQMZUPSFUBJMEFMJWFSJFTPGTFMFDUFE OFXBOEVOVTFENPEFMTQVSDIBTFEGSPNQBSUJDJQBUJOHEFBMFSTPOPSBGUFS.BZ %FBMFSPSEFSUSBEFNBZCFOFDFTTBSZ0GGFSTTVCKFDUUPDIBOHFBOENBZCFFYUFOEFEXJUIPVU OPUJDF 4FF QBSUJDJQBUJOH EFBMFST GPS DPNQMFUF EFUBJMT BOE DPOEJUJPOT t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pp$VTUPNFS $IPJDF 'JOBODJOH GPS    BOE NPOUI UFSNT PO BQQSPWFE DSFEJU UISPVHI 5% 'JOBODJOH 4FSWJDFT BOE "MMZ $SFEJU $BOBEB JT BWBJMBCMF BU QBSUJDJQBUJOH EFBMFSTIJQT UP RVBMJGJFE SFUBJM DVTUPNFST PO TFMFDU OFX  $ISZTMFS  +FFQ  %PEHF BOE 3BN NPEFMT 5IF GPMMPXJOH UFSNT BQQMZ UP 5% 'JOBODJOH 4FSWJDFT DPOUSBDUT (Different contract terms apply to Ally Credit Canada offers. See your dealer for complete details.) 7FIJDMFT BSF GJOBODFE PWFS B    PS NPOUI UFSN XJUI QBZNFOUT BNPSUJ[FE PWFS B UFSN PG VQ UP  NPOUIT BOE UIF QSFEFUFSNJOFE SFTJEVBM CBMBODF QBZBCMF BU UIF FOE PG UIF DPOUSBDU "U DPOUSBDUT FOE  DVTUPNFST IBWF UIF DIPJDF PG SFUVSOJOH UIFJS WFIJDMF UISPVHI B $ISZTMFS  +FFQ  %PEHF  3BN EFBMFSTIJQ XJUI OP GVSUIFS PCMJHBUJPOT FYDFQU QBZNFOU PG B  SFUVSO GFF BOE FYDFTT XFBS BOE UFBS  NJMFBHF BOE TJNJMBS DIBSHFT  GJOBODJOH UIF SFNBJOJOH CBMBODF GPS UIF SFTU PG UIF BNPSUJ[BUJPO QFSJPE BU UIFODVSSFOU TUBOEBSE SBUFT PS QBZJOH UIF SFTJEVBM CBMBODF JO GVMM 4PNF DPOEJUJPOT BQQMZ $VTUPNFS $IPJDF 'JOBODJOH PGGFSFE CZ 5% JO 2VFCFD JT TVCKFDU UP EJGGFSFOU UFSNT BOE DPOEJUJPOT "MM BEWFSUJTFE $VTUPNFS $IPJDF 'JOBODJOH PGGFST BSF 5% PGGFST &YBNQMF  %PEHF (SBOE $BSBWBO 495 (  XJUI B 1VSDIBTF 1SJDF PG   GJOBODFE BU  "13 PWFS  NPOUIT XJUI QBZNFOUT BNPSUJ[FE PWFS  NPOUIT FRVBMT  CJXFFLMZ QBZNFOUT PG  BOE POF GJOBM QBZNFOU PG   GPS B DPTU PG CPSSPXJOH PG   BOE B UPUBM PCMJHBUJPO PG   5BYFT  MJDFODF  JOTVSBODF  SFHJTUSBUJPO  FYDFTT NJMFBHF BOE XFBS BOE UFBS DIBSHFT  BOZ EFBMFS BENJOJTUSBUJPO GFFT BOE PUIFS BQQMJDBCMF GFFT BOE DIBSHFT OPU JODMVEFE%FBMFSTNBZTFMMGPSMFTT4FFQBSUJDJQBUJOHEFBMFST GPSDPNQMFUFEFUBJMTf%PEHF(SBOE$BSBWBO$SFXTIPXO1SJDFJODMVEJOHBQQMJDBCMF$POTVNFS$BTI%JTDPVOU 1SJDJOHJODMVEFTGSFJHIU   BOEFYDMVEFTMJDFODF JOTVSBODF SFHJTUSBUJPO BOZEFBMFSBENJOJTUSBUJPOGFFTBOEPUIFSBQQMJDBCMFGFFTBOEBQQMJDBCMFUBYFT %FBMFS PSEFSUSBEF NBZ CF OFDFTTBSZ %FBMFST NBZ TFMM GPS MFTT O #BTFE PO Ward’s  4NBMM 7BO 4FHNFOUBUJPO &YDMVEFT PUIFS $ISZTMFS (SPVQ --$ EFTJHOFE BOEPS NBOVGBDUVSFE WFIJDMFT g#BTFE PO  &OFS(VJEF 'VFM $POTVNQUJPO (VJEF SBUJOHT QVCMJTIFE CZ /BUVSBM 3FTPVSDFT $BOBEB 5SBOTQPSU $BOBEB UFTU NFUIPET VTFE :PVS BDUVBM GVFM DPOTVNQUJPO NBZ WBSZ 5IF #FTU #VZ 4FBM JT B SFHJTUFSFE USBEFNBSL PG $POTVNFST %JHFTU $PNNVOJDBUJPOT --$  VTFE VOEFS MJDFODF ®4*3*64 BOE UIF EPH MPHP BSF SFHJTUFSFE USBEFNBSLT PG 4*3*64 4BUFMMJUF 3BEJP *OD ®+FFQ JT B SFHJTUFSFE USBEFNBSL PG $ISZTMFS (SPVQ --$ $VTUPNFS $IPJDF 'JOBODJOH JT B USBEFNBSL PG $ISZTMFS (SPVQ --$

B8 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011



www.kamloopsthisweek.com

   

    

 

)4(!3.%7!.$)-02/6%$%6%294().' %30%#)!,,9&5%,%#/./-9

3'$i-$6ii#.#&$i&1 -#i" 1 5 -i" - # i5 +4$i/ "* &$ " - # l2k!$23k2$++(-&k,(-(5 -k%.1k,.1$k3' -kk8$ 12

  /41"' 2$k%.1

,.5$i4/i3.k3'$ &1 -#k" 1 5 273

)-02/6%$0%2&/2-!.#%

~kk! $23 (- "+ 22kk'/k$-&(-$k6(3'k ++ -$6k +k/$-3 23 1 k553k5 3,

~

u(LBSQRPW $VAJSQGTCMCQNV3TODQ3SNV`M'N£ VHSGNMD G@MCNODQ@SHNM u2CEKCLR $VAJSQGTC O3SNV`M0K@BD4-QNNEQ@BJ uQCQNV3SNV`M'N£VHSG2CEKCLR $VAJSQGTC OS@HKF@SDRD@SHMF u#DMSQDEQNMSEKNNQBNMRNKDVHSGBTOGNKCDQR u$DDO SHMSRTMRBQDDMFK@RR u"NCX BNKNTQCNNQG@MCKDR@MCANCXRHCDLNTKCHMF

~kk 2/$$#k31 -2,(22(.~kk3%'-%.4 %8#,53)6% O%4$+k$".-.,(9$1k,.#$ ~kk'(&'6 8k +k*,kk,/&t ~kk"(38k +k*,kk,/&t

"%44%2&5%,%#/./-9

 -0'(79 ,+-(79i

).#,5$%3 #/.35-%2#!3( !.$&2%)'(4

u3DKKHMF6DGHBKDHM#@M@C@ENQ u!KK MDV "DRS HM #K@RR O(NQRDONVDQ,0DMS@RS@Q 4-6646VHSGGO-0' u!KK MDV)MSDQHNQVHSG0QDLHTL3NES SNTBG-@SDQH@KR u.DV3TRODMRHNM3SDDQHMFENQADSSDQQHCD G@MCKHMF@MCBNLENQS

$NCFD'Q@MC#@Q@U@M#QDVRGNVMh

#534/-%2 #(/)#%&).!.#).'



 

k") 7%%+,9

SCAN HERE FOR MORE

GREAT OFFERS

!,, .%7/2#/-0,%4%,92%$%3)'.%$6%()#,%3 zz

  &/2-/.4(3 !.$$/7.

7)4(4(%/04)/.4/2%452. 4( 4(% /04 !&4%2-/.4(3

-/2%34!.$!2$%15)0-%.4

~kkk23 -# 1#k (1k! &2k -#k$+$"31.-("k 23 !(+(38k".-31.+k/1.&1 ,k$2"k ~kk (1k".-#(3(.-(-&k6(3'k#4 + 9.-$k 3$,/$1 341$k".-31.+

$NCFDB@/ŰDQR


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN

B9

AUTOMARKET

There are ways to ease your pain at the pumps Canadian motorists suffering from skyhigh fuel prices may be adding to their pain by not measuring their tire pressures monthly. Canadian drivers will waste an estimated $722 million in unnecessary fuel bills in 2011 simply because one or more of their tires are under-inflated, according to data from Natural Resources Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC), which represents tire makers. Under-inflated tires are expected to squander an estimated 533 million litres of fuel in 2011. This wasted fuel, enough to power 275,000 vehicles for a full year, will also release an additional 1.2-million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. With sky-high fuel prices, measuring tire inflation monthly should be a priority for every motorist. A tire that is underinflated does not roll as smoothly or as easily as it was intended. The result is increased rolling resistance, which causes the vehicle to burn more fuel. According to the RAC, the average Canadian motorist who drives 20,000 kilometers per year can save more than $100 dollars at the pumps if their tires are properly inflated. For drivers who

spend considerably more time behind the wheel, the annual fuel savings can add up to hundreds of dollars. Despite these obvious benefits, too many Canadian drivers ignore tire inflation. According to a recent study commissioned by the RAC, one third of Canada’s 21-million vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only 30 per cent of drivers measure their tire pressures monthly. The study also revealed major knowledge gaps about tire inflation. For example, while 52 per cent of drivers knew how to locate the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure (owner’s manual or vehicle placard) and 26 per cent wrongly believed the pressure stamped on the sidewall, which refers to the maximum pressure a tire can contain under maximum load, was the recommended inflation level. As well, 59 per cent of drivers interviewed made the serious mistake of relying on a visual inspection to tell them if their tire pressures should be measured. In fact, a tire can be under-or over inflated by 20 per cent or more and look normal. Shortened tire life should also be of concern to motorists who want to save their money and help the

environment. According the

RAC, under-inflation can carve as much as

15,000 kilometres off the service life of a

tire, adding to tirerelated vehicle costs

Mechanically ically ted / Inspected Warranty & Financing ble. Available. 2003 KIA RIO V

Stk #H166 LOADED/AUTO. GAS SIPPER.

$4,900

and the number of scrap tires.

ALL TRADES WELCOME! 2000 FORD RANGER XLT

Stk #H187 ONLY 169,000KMS, PW/PL/AC, AUTO

$5,988

2001 CHEV IMPALA

Stk #H181 ALL OPTIONS INC. SUNROOF

$6,980

WHERE EVERYBODY RIDES … OPENING THE ROAD TO YOUR CREDIT, FIRST TIME BUYERS! *SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

2003 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING

2005 FORD FREESTAR SE

Stk #H190A

Stk #H182 A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE. ONLY 108,000KMS

Stk #H179 7 PASSENGERS, PW,PL, AC,CD

2 WL DRIVE. LOADED INC. EXTRA FACTORY WINTER WHEELS & TIRES

$8,950

2003 FORD F150 XLT 4X4

$6,488

2005 MONTE CARLO LS

$6,988

2002 VOLVO S40

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

www.spca.bc.ca

Stk #H118B 7700 SERIES. WELL EQUIPPED INCL. CHROME WHEELS/TRAILER TOW PKG

$9,750

Stk #H171 ONLY 97,000KM INCL. SUNROOF

$7,900

Stk #EB121 LOADED WITH SUNROOF

$8,800

1271 SALISH ROAD KAMLOOPS (NEXT TO HALSTON PUB)

250-377-8885

DL#30992


B10 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Kids Don’t Choose the Streets

FRANK & ERNEST

by Thaves

70% of street kids suffered abuse from family members. That’s why there’s Covenant House. 575 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8 For more information or to give on-line: www.covenanthousebc.org Or call toll-free: 1-877-685-7474

THE BORN LOSER

by Art & Chip Samsom

BN 89767 5625 RR0001

City of Kamloops

Activity Programs Please pre-register. Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met.

New! “Red Lights and Black Hearts” Walking Tour with the Museum

$10

BIG NATE

by Lincoln Peirce

Air Kamloops’ dirty laundry! Join the Kamloops Museum for a walking tour and explore the darker side of Kamloops. Learn all about houses of ill repute, opium dens and notorious Kamloops icons. Discover the fascinating history of Kamloops’ brothels, ‘women of the night’ and the Kamloops Gaol. Given the topics of this walk, this is not suitable for younger audiences. Two dates to choose from. Kamloops Museum Jun 11 10:00 - 11:30 AM Sat 170347 Jun 25 Sat

10:00 - 11:30 AM 170582

Highland Dance Primary

$80 Ages: 5 - 6

GRIZZWELLS

by Bill Schorr

Highland Dance Studio Jun 7-30 3:15- 3:45 PM Tue, Thu 169191 Instructor: Shalni Prowse Highland Dance Beginners

$95 Ages: 7+

Highland Dance Studio Jun 6-29 3:45- 4:30 PM Mon, Wed 169190 Instructor: Shalni Prowse Highland Dance - Tartan Tots

$80 Ages: 2 ½ - 4

Highland Dance Studio Jun 7-30 9:00-9:30 AM Tue, Thu 169189 Instructor: Shalni Prowse Family History Basics at the Museum

$25

Learn the basics to get you started in your family history research. Learn where to start, what to collect, how to preserve articles, and how to ‘digitally’ create your family tree. Kamloops Museum Jun 9-16 6:00-8:00 PM Thu 166784

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

HERMAN

by Jim Unger

KIT ’N’ CARLYLE

by Larry Wright


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ™

B11

LOCAL VIEWS

Can an atheist believe in an agnostic?

T

HERE SEEMS TO BE SOME confusion about the difference — or lack of difference — between an atheist and an agnostic, so I thought I’d attempt to clear it up for all of you who claim to be agnostic. Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims — especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, as well as other religious and metaphysical claims — is unknown or unknowable. That’s pretty clear to me. An agnostic is someone who believes BILL LIGERTWOOD the existence of Rational a supernatural THOUGHTS deity is unknowable. In effect, this says that, since we can’t know if it exists, it probably doesn’t. Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is the position there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is simply the

absence of belief deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism which, in its most-general form, is the belief at least one deity exists. So, in effect, an atheist is someone who does not believe a deity exists or that such a deity is unknowable. Not much difference there. Agnostic is really just “atheist light.” Both do not believe a deity of any kind exists, because there is no evidence — nor can there be any — because the proposition is “unknowable.” Both are open to evidence supporting the existence of a deity. Essentially, one says there isn’t one and the other says: “I don’t know.” Nowhere is agnostic defined as someone who claims they are not smart enough to know. Being smart does not enter into the equation. Atheists do not claim to be smarter then anyone else nor do we do claim to know there is no deity. Most atheists and agnostics simply claim there is no evidence to support the assertion and, therefore, the answer to the question is unknown and unknowable. It’s really just playing with semantics. Our recent conference was a huge suc-

cess, with more than 100 people from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan and from as far away as Philadelphia and Las Vegas. Our keynote speaker, P.Z. Myer raised a few eyebrows with his talk by saying creationists are “ignorant and stupid and don’t know anything about history.” He then went on to present ample evidence for his claim. He was, of course, speaking directly to two people who had come from Kelowna to dispute evolution and science in general and to disrupt the meeting. He did not show any disrespect to them. Myers spent two hours after the talk attempting to have a rational discussion with them. It has been stated by some who did not attend the talk that Myers just claims anyone who does not agree with him is stupid and ignorant. The fact is there is no belief with which to agree or disagree. Evolution does not require any faith. It is, in effect, true and the evidence is overwhelming. It’s kind of like saying it’s not stupid and ignorant to believe the earth is flat. Speaking of stupid and ignorant, did

you know last Saturday (May 21) was supposed to have been the day on which the rapture was to take place — at least according to Bible and evangelical nutbar Rev. Harold Camping. The rapture is supposed to be when Christ returns and takes his followers up to heaven with him. It also marks the end of the world and the beginning of tribulation. That’s the part where the rest of us suffer a horrible fate and are punished forever. Camping had said the date was 100 per cent accurate and without dispute. So, if you’re reading this column, I guess you all now know Camping and anyone else who bought that story is, well, I won’t say it — it might offend someone.

Bill Ligertwood is director of the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought, a Canadian Centre for Inquiry affiliate. The centre’s website can be found online at kamloopsatheist.com.

OBITUARIES AND IN MEMORIAM GOODWIN It is with great sadness that the family of Ernest Goodwin announces his passing on May 17, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Ernest will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Mary and his children, Catherine (Fred), Robert (Deborah), Kevin, Sheila (Tim - Haley and Chad) and Dennis. Ernest will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Michael, Valerie, John, Ryan, Amanda, Kyle, and great grandchildren Nicholas, Matthew, Tianna, Connor and Mylah. Ernest was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Ernest and brothers Dennis and Bernard Goodwin. Ernest was born on September 29, 1928 in Stockport (Manchester), England. He joined the English Air force at a young age prior to studying to become a chemist. Ernest moved to Canada in 1957 where he worked in the mining industry as a chief chemist, primarily with Noranda Mines Ltd., before retiring in 1992. In recent years, Ernest has enjoyed playing golf, reciting English nursery rhymes and spending time with all of his family and friends. A Celebration of Ernest’s life will be held on Saturday, May 21st, at 2 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops. Should friends desire, donations in memory of Ernest to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, 543 Battle St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2M1 would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com. A special thank you to all of the health care professionals at the Kamloops Senior Village and Royal Inland Hospital, especially Five North, who went out of their way to provide excellent care and comfort to Ernest. 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.

CORA EMMELINE

INSKIP

November 8, 1918 - May 16, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cora Emmeline Inskip. Cora is survived by her son Terry (Linnea), grandsons Cody, Dustin and Ty, and sister Helen (Len) Ewashina. Predeceased by husband Douglas Inskip, daughter Linda, and brothers George, Art and Doug Bowers. Cora was born a ranch girl in Cherry Creek and never left the ranching way of life. She married Dad in 1943 and moved to the ranch north of Westsyde where she remained until her move to the Hamlets in 2009. Gardening was her favourite pastime for years and her flowers are still blooming today. In later years the most important thing to her was her boys - Cody, Dustin and Ty. She would do anything for them and was proud of every accomplishment they achieved. Although Mom never adjusted totally to living at the Hamlets, she always had good things to say about the staff. Special thanks to the staff of 5 North at RIH and Dr. Bruce Newmarch for their caring during a difficult time. No formal service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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.

Others Who Have Gone Before By Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana

Others who have gone before

Mourn anniversaries never marked,

Hold up my trembling hand.

A future I cannot keep.

They comfort me in the blind despair

They gently kiss the pain away,

I cannot understand.

And love my heart to sleep.

They suffer with me when I hurt,

The ones who’ve gone before me

Weep with me in my pain,

Hold me in my dreams.

Remind me that we are not lost ...

They gently stroke my furrowed brow,

Though I must now remain.

And calm my silent screams.

Those who’ve gone before me,

They love me in my heartache,

Hear me when I cry.

Wait quietly nearby.,

Sing softly with me soothing chords

Hold patiently, one to another

Of unsung lullabies.

Till I join them by and by.

450 Lansdowne St. Unit 111 Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3 374-9188 or 1-800-403-8222 BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON DIVISION

Appreciates your generous support. Please send name of Deceased and name address of Next-of-kin or name/ address of Person being honoured for Birthday, Wedding, Get Well etc. Include your name/address for tax receipt VISA/MC accepted

Lets Make Cancer History


B12 â?&#x2013; WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Your community. Your classiďŹ eds.

250.371.4949 INDEX

fax 250.374.1033 email classiďŹ eds@kamloopsthisweek.com Announcements ...............001-099 Employment....................100-165 Service Guide ..................170-399 Pets/Farm ......................450-499 For Sale/Wanted..............500-599 Real Estate .....................600-699 Rentals ..........................700-799 Automotive .....................800-915 Legal Notices ................920-1000

Deadlines 2 pm Monday for Wednesday 2 pm Wednesday for Friday PAYMENT - All ads must be prepaid. No refunds on classified ads.

Regular Classified Rates

*Run Until Sold (No businesses, 3 lines or less)

Based on 3 lines

Merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, boats, ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, furniture, etc.

1 Issue ..................$13.00 1 Week ..................$25.00 1 Month ................$80.00

*$34.95 + Tax *Some restrictions apply. *Run Until Rented (No businesses, 3 lines or less)

Tax not included. No refunds on

classified ads.

Garage Sale $9.95 per issue 20 words or less

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

at a time. Customer must call to reschedule No refunds on classified ads.

BONUS (pick up only): â&#x20AC;˘ 2 large Garage Sale Signs â&#x20AC;˘ Instructions â&#x20AC;˘ FREE 6â&#x20AC;? Sub compliments of

Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10

Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

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

*$52.95 + Tax *Some restrictions apply. *Ads scheduled for one month

Employment (based on 3 lines)

Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

Announcements

Announcements

Announcements

Travel

Employment

Employment

Employment

Anniversaries

Coming Events

Information

Timeshare

Business Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

CANCEL YOUR Timeshare no risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 SELL/RENT YOUR Timeshare for cash!!! Our guaranteed services will sell/rent your unused Timeshare for cash! Over $95 million dollars offered in 2010! www.sellatimeshare.com (800)640-6886

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Word ClassiďŹ ed Deadlines â&#x20AC;˘

2pm Monday for Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paper.

â&#x20AC;˘

2pm Wednesday for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paper.

Advertisements should be read on the ďŹ rst publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the ďŹ rst insertion. It is agreed by any Display or ClassiďŹ ed Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

Coming Events GRADS FROM Fairview College / NAITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Northwestern Campus / GPRC Fairview Campus. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our 60th Anniversary this fall. We want to contact you. Call 1-888-999-7882 or www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview for Alumni Update.

Daycare Centers

If you have an

upcoming event for our

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

2 Days Per Week call 250-374-0462

go to

kamloopsthisweek.com

Travel

and click on the calendar to place your event.

Information ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL school survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further cash compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!

Desperately seeking

WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: potti498@telus.net so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.

Personals DATING SERVICE. Longterm/short-term relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+). Need for Prayer! We will pray for you for a period of up to 2 weeks. Phone St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church Community in Prayer Line 250-851-4202. YOUR WISH is your command! Revolutionary discovery goes beyond â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laws of Attractionâ&#x20AC;?. Create wealth, love, happiness. Limited time offer $300 Value 14 CD set, yours free! 1-800-591-0346 now.

Career Opportunities

SUNNY SPRING specials at Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best beach, New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800541-9621

Employment Business Opportunities 80% COMMISSION Travel Only has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel beneďŹ ts. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for free seminar, www.travelonly.ca, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020.

Career Opportunities

~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. COKE AND candy vending route. Local Hi-trafďŹ c locations. Earn $40K+ per year. Fast and safe investment return. Secure your future- Be the boss! Factory direct pricing 1-888-579-0892 Must sell. OWN A piece of the lottery pie. TCVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s like VLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s produce amazing cash/income. Now appointing dealers. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a winner by going to: www.tcvend.com Or Call 866668 6629.

Career Opportunities CLASS 1 OR CLASS 3 DRIVERS WANTED! Are you looking for steady, long-term employment with top compensation and comprehensive beneďŹ ts? Successful candidates must be motivated, eager to learn, hold valid safety tickets, and complete a clean drug test. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Troyer Ventures is a privately-owned oilďŹ eld services company located in North-eastern British Columbia. For more information and to apply, visit our website at www.troyer.ca

Daycare Centers Fort McMurray

 02725&2$&+'5,9(56 Â&#x201E;  6,7(6(59,&(%86'5,9(56 Â&#x201E;

PLAN AHEAD: Register your 3-5yr now for September & receive a 3 month discounted fee. Quality care that provides a wide range of learning experiences with an emphasis on a pre-kinder readiness program.

250.828.0038 www.betweenfriendsdaycare.ca

9DOLG&ODVVRU&ODVV'ULYHUV/LFHQFH5HTXLUHG Â&#x201E;$QQXDO6DODU\5DQJH Â&#x201E;3OXVSHUDQQXP/LYLQJ$OORZDQFH

,QTXLULHVDQG5HVXPHV_(PDLOZRUNGWO#GWOFD 7HOHSKRQH

CLASS 1-2-3-4-5-7 DRIVER TRAINING

Mountain & City Training Heavy Equipment Operator Training Financial Aid Available (for qualiďŹ ed students)

Taylor Pro Training Ltd. Call toll free 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com AIRLINES ARE hiring. Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

APARTMENT CONDOMINIUM Managers (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certiďŹ ed. 30 yrs of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, proďŹ table career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. wonderdogs.bc.ca/career/ 1-800-961-6616.

INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY? EARN YOUR DIPLOMA IN 1 YEAR!

Work with adults/youth in community agencies and private practice. Accelerated skill training - the practical alternative to a 4 year degree. Congratulations Chelsea Stowers Graduate 2008

FREE INFORMATION SESSION CALL TODAY TO REGISTER On-Campus or Online â&#x20AC;˘ Call (250)717-0412

www.counsellortraining.com

PCTIA

ACCREDITED

KELOWNA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ERWINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FINE BAKING AND DELICATESSEN KAMLOOPS, BC

RETAIL TRADE MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

â&#x20AC;˘ Plan, direct and evaluate the operations â&#x20AC;˘ Manage staff and assign duties, and determine stafďŹ ng requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Study market research and trends â&#x20AC;˘ Determine and monitor merchandise services, and implement price policies â&#x20AC;˘ Plan budget and authorize expenditure Full time (40 hours per week). Wages: between $15.50 and $17.50 per hour. Send your resumes by-email to: jobs@sphpoweratwork.com

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Employment

Employment

Employment

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

FINNING CATERPILLAR Mechanic Training. $1000 entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma/mechanical aptitude required. Hands-on training, on-campus residences. GPRC, Fairview, Alberta, 1 - 8 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. FOODSAFE Course by certified Instructor May 14th 8:30am-4:30pm $60 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

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

EXPERIENCED cook required, part-time, apply within at Stout House #23 750 Fortune Dr.

Insurance

Bill

250-376-7970

PUT POWER in your career as a Power Engineer! On campus boiler lab. Affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class. GPRC Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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

1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large and small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-512-7116.

START TODAY from home, Company needs both men & women, p/t & f/t, no experience needed. Your approval is instant and guaranteed. Get Details at: www.BasicOnlineWork.com STORMS Restaurant now hiring exp. line cooks. with potential advancement opportunities. Apply with resume @ 1502 River Street or email storms@shawbiz.ca

Get the best RESULTS!

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389”

Work Wanted

Deliver Newspapers for Kamloops This Week

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

Wednesday Fridays

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries on Wednesdays & Fridays Call 250-374-0462 for more information. P/T experienced licensed hairstylist. Bring res. to Hair Express #16-700 Tranquille Road & ask for Sue. 250-5541366

Services

EARN EXTRA $$$$$

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. June 18th & 19th Saturday & Sunday P.A.L. Sun. May 29th . Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Employment

Routes are going fast!

Call now! 250-374-0462

OfÀce Support OUR company is currently accepting applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant.Send resumes to cpcpt@hotmail.com.

Trades, Technical I.J. Windows and Doors Ltd require an experienced inside sales person. Must have knowledge of window and door industry, including blueprint reading and take off. Only those who meet the above criteria need apply in person to 1255-12th Street LOOKING FOR an experienced heavy duty equipment mechanic. Full time position in Kamloops and surrounding area. E-mail Jamie@hytracker.com or direct inquiries to 250-372-1191

www.bcclassified.com

Services

Health Products BERGAMONTE The natural way to improve your glucose, cholesterol and cardiovascular health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 888-470-5390 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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. BOTTLE DEPOT Looking for workers. must be hard working and reliable. Pls. resume to 250-372-3738 BRABY MOTORS Salmon Arm has two great employment opportunities. Business Manager and Controller. Long term stability with career advancement opportunities. Work with a dynamic management team with a 46 year established client base. Email res u m e derrick@brabymotors.com, fax 1-250-832-4545 or apply in person 1250 TCH. Salmon Arm. BUSY AUTOMOTIVE Dealer expanding operations seeking competent people to fill the following positions: Service Adviser, Service Technician, Shop Foreman, Parts Technician, Sales Consultant. If you have a proven track record in the automotive industry then we want to add you to our winning team. Email resume to: alberta.autodealer@gmail.com. COLLEGE/UNIV STUDENTS flex. summer sched., $17base/ appt. cust. sales/service,cond. apply, will train 434-8031 www.summeropenings.ca 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. GET PAID daily! Now Accepting: Simple p/t & f/t online computer related work & paid surveys is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start today, www.BCWOC.com I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals and doctors need medical office and medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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

Think big.

Big deals across BC

250-371-4949

$500 LOAN and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. MoneyProvider.com. 1-877-776-1660 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346

Fitness/Exercise

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ B13

Services

Services

Legal Services

Garden & Lawn

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal. 100% free information booklet. 1-8Now-Pardon 1-866-972-7366. Speak with a specialist- No obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast.

Shop from home! Drywall ALL DRYWALL CONTRACTING All your construction needs! City of Kamloops licensed for your protection. 23 quality years experience

Call 250-371-0992.

Garden & Lawn GARDENS Rototilled, Lawn preps, Sod removal. Tractor mounted tiller. Bernie376-4163

Help Wanted

CREEKSIDE GREENHOUSES “SPRING PLANT SALE” Now open 8:30am - 5:30pm everyday till all plants are gone. Located 10 mins (13km) North of Coopers in Westsyde, on Jamieson Creek Road turnoff. Come Early for best selection. For after hours sales, call 579-9296 GREENBLADES Now in InfoTell & Yellow Pages directories 250-320-9927

Handypersons RICK’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Lawn & Garden Maintenance

250-377-3457

Help Wanted

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 2 issues a week!

call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

Help Wanted

WEST FRASER MILLS LTD. Williams Lake Lumber Division

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN/ APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN We are currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician with a Provincial or Inter-Provincial Ticket for sawmill maintenance, or 4th year Apprentice and needing hours to complete certi¿cation for our Williams Lake Lumber Division. Consideration will be given to applicants with the following skills: • Allen Bradley, PLC 5, Control Logix • Modern sawmill optimization experience • Good problem solving skills and willing to be part of a team • Must be prepared to work rotating shifts This position offers a competitive hourly wage and bene¿t package. Send your resume along with a completed application to the undersigned by Friday, June 10, 2011. Please contact us to obtain an application. Only those applicants short listed will be contacted. Corky Berkelaar, Maintenance Superintendent Box 4360 (4255 Rottacker Road), Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V4 Phone: 250- 392-7784 Fax: 250-392-7010 Email: wlk.admin@westfraser.com

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.

Need More

250-374-0462

Exercise?

zzzzzzz zz zzzz zz zzzz zzzz......... zz zzzz zz zzzz zzzzzz. z ..........


B14 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Services

Landscaping

Stucco/Siding

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

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

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Auctions

$500 & Under

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

150 ACRES of alfalfa mix hay on 5 A Highway to be cut & kept by farmer with equipment. $$ neg. Call 1-604-888-3357.

BIG M Auction Sale Saturday, May 28th, 11:00 am. 5765 Falkland Road, Falkland. Saddles & tack, Antiques, collectable’s, tools, gift wear, household goods. Already consigned: 5 wood butter churns, grain thresher, old wood bowl & kitchen tools, wood rake & hay fork, chrystal set, cream cans, oxen hames & collar, wagon flower planter, driving harness w/German collar, pony driving harness, gold scales, amythest & quartz, organ & electric piano, gas stove, large amount of saddles & tack, & much more. Consignments welcome, no buyers fees. 250379-2078 or 604-850-4238. Visa, M/C, interac.

Pets

Call 250-371-4949

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots. (250)833-4081 BICHON Poodle puppies 2 left 1 grl 1boy first shots and dewormed. $450 (250) 828-2583

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Misc Services BINS! BINS! BINS! You Load n $ave! Mini Bin Drop Off Service THOMPSON VALLEY DISPOSAL LTD

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

250-320-5865

Building Supplies

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

Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™ .

Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763 Wolf/Shepherd/Rotti X puppies, family raised, 9wks $200. 250-379-2977 Falkland

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Household Services

Household Services

BOOMERS HOME SERVICES

HUGE RESTAURANT Deli & Food Services Equipment Auction. Consignment now being accepted. June 4, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-5453259

Steel Buildings. Factory Discounted/Canadian Certified. 33x39 Reg $19,100 Now $13,700. 42x57 Reg $30,500 Now $21,800. 54x99 Reg $65,600 Now $46,800. 60x156 Reg $111,800 Now $79,900. Source# 1KG. 800-964-8335 www.sunwardsteel.com.

$400 & Under 4 P265/70/R15 Dunlop tires on Toyota Mag rims (6 blt) exc cond. $340obo 554-1023

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT

374-0462 Misc. Wanted

A DIVISION OF MURKEN VENTURES INC.

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

RELIABLE AND FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE

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

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

Please call

250.819.8086

Estate Sales

your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details! *some restrictions apply

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

Furniture

IT’S GARAGE SALE TIME

3PC 100% LEATHER SET

250-371-4949

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

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

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

KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

FAMILY Garage Sale May 21st 8:30-2:00. Lots of great items! 1963 Monteith Drive close to Albert McGowan Park.

Small ads, BIG deals! Houses For Sale

100% FINANCING OAC

KAMLOOPS, B.C.

LOCATION - 725 YORK STREET, UKRAINIAN HALL

THE ESTATE OF FLORENCE GRIP HISTORICAL RANCHER IN K'LOOPS

Approx. 500 Lots, Jewellery Collectables, Dishware, Lady Pocket Watch, Gold Nugget Necklace, 1 Diamond Rings, Assorted Embroidery, Linen, Tiger Claw w/ Sapphires, Solid Gold Ring, Books, Silver Spoon Collections, Ranch Knives, 46 Piece Art Branding Time, Cattle Drive Crow w/Redlap, Farm Wagon, Fish & Fly Rod, Guns High Noon, FAC or Pal required, Rifle 22/250 w/scope, Winchester Shotgun Pump Model 12, Diana Pellet Gun, Cooey 22 Model 39, Stevens Shotgun Model 124, Nikko Shotgun Under & Over, Pellet Gun Powermaster 760, Winchester Model 94 w/Scabard, 22 Cal Rabbit Gun, Copnell Scope, Savage 303 Model 1899, Double Barrel Shotgun (Pre 1864 - Rare) Specialties: Lamoges12 Piece Plate Setting purchased in France 1967, Chinese Money (Pre 1940 DO R PRIZO ES! Under Chiangkai Shek and lots CONC ESSIO N P LAN T ! more collectables. O

SALE CONDUCTED BY

ATTE N

D!

HARVEY'S AUCTION SERVICE PH/FAX: 250-376-7826/CELL 250-319-2101 CHARTER MEMBER OF BC AUCTIONEERS 1983-2010

#38-1900 Ord Road

NOW

OPEN HOUSE

349,000

$

HST INCLUDED

SAT. MAY 28 & SUN. MAY 29 11AM - 3PM

250 -573 -2278 www.EAGLEHOMES.ca

RUNSOLD TILL

• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 7 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only

3495

ly On

MOVING SALE 2 couches, 2 love seats, dining room table, trampoline, gardening tools, lawn mower, desk etc. Great Prices. Call 250-314-1688

Firewood/Fuel

Gated & friendly community & only 7 minutes from City Centre

UNRESERVED ESTATE AUCTION SAT. MAY 28TH • 10AM

HOT TUB Covers & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca.

250-371-4949

BUILT FOR LIVING. BUILT FOR LIFE.

Estate Sales

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

Did you know that you can place

Garage Sales

NORM WILCOX

HOUSEHOLD JUNK REMOVAL AND DUMP RUNS LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Do you have an item for sale under $500?

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

Weekly Mowing Rates Available Yard & Lawn Cleanup/Maintenance Lawn Aeration & Power Raking Weeding & Brush Cutting

COLORADO BLUE Spruce, 2 year old: $1.49/each for a box of 150 ($223.50). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries and berries. Free shipping. 1-866873-3846 or treetime.ca.

3 lines

PLUS TAX

Add an extra line for only $10

Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL

ONLY $9.95 (Plus Tax) classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Ranger X. Powerchair incl charger, new batteries 18”X 18” seat $1500 250-554-8031 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. http://www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext.400OT Shop rider scooter runs good new batteries & charger $400obo 250-376-3941

Musical Instruments Garden Equipment DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

PIANO SALE, blow-out prices on used grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062, Kelowna: 250-869-0819, Toll Free 1-800-663-5183.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale 23rd ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 27th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 28th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 120 tables.$2 admission is good for both days. A FREE Telephone Service. Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BUILDING SALE Rock Bottom Prices! 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. New Folding wheel chair 20 x20” seat, $400 (250) 5548031

Houses For Sale

20 ACRES $0 Down, $99/mo. only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) owner financing, no credit checks! Money back guarantee free color brochure 800755-8953

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDR downtown apt. idr garage, idr pool, secure building $207,000 (778) 471-4204

For Sale By Owner Downtown Condo River view corner unit. Beautiful 2bdr 2bth, 2lrg storage units. Quick possession $335,000 (250) 372-8183 FOR sale by owner 10,000 sq ft. residential lot in Barrier $65,000 Full Price. Terms avail $20,000 down payment balance at 5% interest. Call owner 1-604-538-4702

Houses For Sale

SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST FOR CASH For a Confidential C Chat at About Your Optionss CALL DEREK AT 250-320-5036 36

658836

Services

www.myquickhousesale.ca

Houses For Sale

Bright Brock Family Home 945 HOLT STREET

$

324,400

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!

Joyce Blair

250-371-4949

250-374-3022 • cell 250 250--377-5773

Kamloops Realty

Email: sales@joyceblair.com • Website www.joyceblair.com


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ B15

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Rentals

Houses For Sale

Mortgages

Bed & Breakfast

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!

1 & 2 Bdrms Close to bus, shop, & McArthur Park, Pets OK $700+$800/mo 819-2683 2bdrm. bright, clean spacious. N. Shore. Cats okay. $825/mo. 250-819-2683. 2BDRM, close to bus & shops ns/np, $800/mo +dd, Refs Req’d May1st, 250-376-6000 BEAUTIFUL Sahali top floor corner unit 1bdrm condo. Reno’d, view, f/p, games rm, excercise rm, & laundry rm. Avail May 15, ns/np. Ref’s required.$850/mo 250-319-9588

Great condition 2500 sqft, 3bdrm, 3 bath. 3 skylights. Large master w/ensuite. Berber carpet & laminate flr, n/g fireplace. Large finished walkout basement with rec room, Shop in back, RV parking, fenced yard. Spectacular Mountain View off front covered deck. ONLY 35 MINUTES TO KAMLOOPS.

279,000.

250-523-9652 TO VIEW.

BUDGET BUYER SPECIALIST WITHIN A BUDGET, THERE IS A HOME

““New Comers & 1st. Time Buyers Welcome Residential/Commercial Properties” HUDSON PURBA www.PurbaProperties.com w

Desert Hills Realty

Call now: Hudson Purba 250.377.3030 or 250.572.7709

BC Best Buy Classified’s

for more information

Mortgages

Commercial/ Industrial 2 Bay car garage / workshop 110 power rent/lease $400/mo Avail May 1st 250-554-1300 COMMERCIAL Shop w/Office for lease. Bay door, storage space, fenced compound & extra parking. (util. sep.) Busy N/Shore location, avail immed. 573-5400 or 852-1751

Duplex / 4 Plex 147 Parlow Rd 4Bdrm, 5appl, N/P N/S $1250/mo + util. Avail Immed. Call 250-828-2063 email: prpcap@shaw.ca 2 Bedroom main floor 1/2 duplex on Alexander Ave. F/S W/D Microwave. Smoking OUTSIDE only. Cats Okay. 1100mth includes GAS and HYDRO. 250 320 4110. Available June 01.

2BDRM 1bath large, quiet, new paint, tile & laminate, parking, Lndry h/up, f/s, yard, Smll pet OK $950 includes utils. N.Shore (250) 376-8248

Lenders/Investors Always Welcome

J J J

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

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

New 1 bdr. suite all util less phone w/d n/p n/s sat TV close to bus $750 (250) 376-1293 NEW 2 bdrm daylight. Dufferin N/S N/P No Noise. Incl. util. $1025/mo+DD 250-314-0060

RUN UNTIL SOLD

ONE bedroom basement suite downtown,private entrance and well lit. No pets , all utilities included. 750 mo. + d.d. Call with references to 250-374-1726

*some restrictions apply call for details

2000 Dodge Dakota ext cab air pwr str. rem start asking $3500 (250) 851-0577

Cars - Sports & Imports

99 Mazda p/u B3000, auto, 114,000km asking $6500 obo (250) 554-2050

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

“Read All About It”

Rooms for Rent 1BDRM shared house. All incl. Working person/student NP $450/mo 250-376-5299 Brock working student, frnshed, w/WiFi, ldry n/p, nonsmoker $450mo 250-554-9546 Room available in Brock N/P $500/mo includes utilities Available now 250-851-1772 Room for Rent Smokers welcome N/D N/P prefr’d North Shore $450 250-376-9130

Suites, Lower

BROCK 3bdr, lrg. yard car port,n/p,$1175 plus util. details (250) 372-9252 avail imm. BROCK 3bdrm.Mn Flr.FS, DW, WD. $1400+util. DD & refs. NS,NP.Avail now 579-8891

Recreational

Recreational

2BDRM in 4plex on Riverfront in Brock, top floor ht incl ns/np $950/mo Jul 1st 250-372-2675 North Shore 2 Bedroom main floor 1/2 duplex. F/S W/D Microwave. Smoking OUTSIDE only. Cats Okay. 1100mth includes GAS and HYDRO. 250320-4110. Available June 01. Nrth Shre 2Bdrm insuite lndry close to all amenities N/S N/P $900/mo 250-819-0161

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

Homes for Rent FREE Sample Search May & June Listings Still Available Apts, Condos, Suites Houses & Townhomes & MORE

Over 1400 Privately Registered Landlords On-Line @ CDNHOMEFINDERS.CA

CALL 374-5363 3BDRM 2 bath upper sahali 5 appl N/S N/P $1575 utils incld, Refs nollortwo@gmail.com

Run Till Rented

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

1bdm,+ den 1bth,strge, shrd lndry & grge N/S $800+1/2 util avail. asap. 578-8434 1BDR $700 close to TRU n/s n/p Jun 1 (250)682-3199 or (250) 376-7869 1BDR in new Brock home daylight suite, n/s n/p $600 per mon util. inc (250) 461-9907 1Bdrm downtown N/P N/S includes all utils & cable $720/mth Mar 1 250-374-6122 1Bdrm in Brock mature quiet profsnl person pref’d N/P N/S $650/mo Ref’s 250-398-5986 1Bdrm, near bus, park, & shops, reno’d. Would suit mature person or couple N/S N/P $650/mo incl util 376-3294 1BDRM on North Shore Avail May 1st N/S N/P, util incl, $700 month (250) 376-3787 1 BDRM VV bright sep. ent util incl w/d a/c n/s/p, $925mo 250-374-8291 2BDR. basement suite, n/s n/p util, wifi close to sch and bus $900 avail imm. 554-1028 2BDR in Brock $750 per mnt incl util, & W/D N/S N/D N/P (250) 675-4707 2 bdrm Aberdeen, close to bus/school n/s/p incl util, sep ldry, $1000/mo 250-879-2398 2bdrm daylight bsmnt, util incl close to bus & TRU, N/S privte back yrd $1095/mth 372-9622 2Bdrm large daylite Westsyde fnced yard, N/P, avail immed $950/mo util incl 579-5993 2Bdrm N/Shore $800 + 1/2 util use of washer/dryer credit ref req’d Sam 250-573-1281 2bdrm, Upper Sahali, newly renovated, util incl, close bus, $1050mo 250-376-4421 Avail immed lg 1 bdrm, daylight,near Hamlets - Westsyde, modern, sep ent, 5 appl cable, sep heat, partial furn, patio, n/p/s, ideal for 1 person ref’s, $850+$425 DD 250-579-9477

TENANTS

J

Scrap Car Removal

Recreation

Houses For Sale

J

Antiques / Classics

Call 250-371-4949

Houses For Sale

Mortgages

Suites, Lower 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 Clean & comfortable 2 bdrm suite N/S N/P 1300 Tranquille $900/mth 250-371-4801 Dallas 1bdrm 1 quiet mature adult no laundry N/S D no loud noise or partying $600+ 1/2 hydro($75) 250-573-3323 Furnished Bachelor N/S N/P bus TRU employed or student ref $600 250-374-4205 New 1400 sqft. 1bdrm. Monte Creek. Util incl.Priv. entr.& courtyard $900 horse boarding avail. 1-888-248-4056. New 1Bdrm, Brock ns/np $700/mo util incl. Close to bus 250-376-2331or250-572-2302 New 1 bdr plus den with full kit. prv. prkg lg stor util. inc $940 n/p n/s (250) 851-9305

Rentals

Buy, Rent, Sell!

$

Homes for Rent

Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC.

NEWLY Reno 2bdr. Condo in Sahali w/d n/s n/p avail. imm. $950 neg. John 314-1776

QUALITY BUILT HOUSE IN LOGAN LAKE.

Transportation

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

BEST PRICES - US HOMES FOR CANADA - CANADIAN DEALER Mobiles, modualrs, 2 story homes, rancher style and Park models all available, www.ColumbiaRiverHomes.ca Call 1-800-921-2166

Transportation

House for Rent with double garage in Valleyview (Orchards Walk). 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 800 sqft no basement, 6 appliances included + A/C. 1300$ monthly + utilities, excellent for elderly persons, email kdube26@yahoo.ca or call 819 827 3591

Call 778-220-6840

Mobile Homes & Parks

Rentals

Rentals

Aberdeen 3 +1bdr. n/p n/s all apl. $1600 plus ultil. avail June 1st (250) 314-7705

(Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10 CALL 250-371-4949

The Heart munity of Your Com

Suites, Upper 1 bdrm suite, laminate floors, tile kitchen/bathroom, in suite laundry, large covered patio/large fenced yard. $750/ incl all util, including cable and wireless Internet. (250) 571-9880.

1BDRM 1100 sqft Lwr Sahali lndry,cble, intrnt, $800 incl util Avail now 314-9822 pref stdnt

4bdr in Westsyde n/s sm pet neg w/d, 1 1/2 bth $1500 + util. (250) 574-3694 Downtown 1Bdrm 1 block to RIH N/S N/P on site parking util incl 250-578-8121 LAKEVIEW 1 large bdrm furnished suite $250/mth near Clinton avail May 1st 250-4592387

Townhouses 3BDRM walking distance TRU,shopping N/S N/P May 1st $1300+util 250-571-7653 4Bdrm 1 1/2baths inclds W/D F/S heat, hot water balcony indoor heated pool walking distance TRU malls & hospital $1500/mth 250-372-9622 ABERDEEN 2bdrm. W/D, F/S. Close to amen. & bus. avail now$1200 250-320-6576

TOWNHOUSES On River NORTH SHORE • • • •

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

Trucks & Vans 02’ Dodge Service Van safety partition, Shelving/bins New tires143000kms 250-573-2629 08 FORD F150, XLT 4x4, 30200 km, warrenty, white, tow pkg, v8, xtra cab, loaded, $23,900 obo (250) 571-6210

Cars - Domestic ONLY $34.95(plus Tax) (250)371-4949

97 Saturn SW2 5 speed, air, cruise one owner $2000 obo 250-523-6505

Recreational/Sale 1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $7900. obo 250-577-3222 1995 Class “A” Motorhome, 32.5’ 454 V8, 49000 mi, 2 roof air cond, new tires, reduced $18,500 call 250-579-2411 1998 Wilderness 25.5 ‘ 5th Wheel full side, hitch rails, brake control incl., slps 6 exc. cond. $12,500 obo (250) 3746172

Shuswap Lake!

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 1Ton Dump Truck, Ram-Lift 4wd auto diesel removable sides 162000k 250-573-2629

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 $15,000obo 376-4447 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $3900obo 319-1394 50% CO-OWNER sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 . www.one4yacht.com

Adult

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 Vanguard 5th Wheel single axel, ladder, awning, 3 brnr stove/oven excellent shape $4900 250-828-2727 94 Class A, 30’ Dutchman, low kms, Onan 4000 genset, a/c, 460eng.White/Blue$24900obo 250-571-6210

Run until sold $99 Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $99.95 (boxed ad with photo) • $34.95 (regular 3 line ad)

Call: 250-371-4949

*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

Escorts #1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com 1st Class Mystique Escorts Gorgeous ladies of all ages to suit every need 24/7 (250)6825533.mystiqueescor ts.ca NOW HIRING. ATTRACTIVE mature blond female provides discrete fantasies 9am-11pm 250-376-5319 EROTIC Massage by Beautiful & Sexy blonde 24/7 In/Out Calls Satisfaction Guaranteed 250-852-2337

Invite the whole community to your next brownie meeting, hockey game or gala evening with a

Scrap Car Removal

250-318-4321 No Pets

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

Recreational/Sale

Recreational/Sale

PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek BC. Lakeside lot, end unit. Plenty of extra space. Steps to beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Newer 2006 1-bdrm 1-bath 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. $239,000 FMI: email: rajol@telus.net or call 250-371-1333

Sport Utility Vehicle 02 Subaru Forester L, 176 K, 5spd, a/c,pw,pl, inclds, winter tires/rims.$6900 250-828-8792

3 Bedroom 1 bathroom laundry room in quiet neighborhood close to park shopping extra parking $1000 a month+DD Call 250-320-3233 after 6pm

Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities... $52.95 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time

Pineview New 2bdrm np/ns, close2bus $1100/mo Util Incl no/lndry 250-377-3465 June 1 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 Westsyde 1Bdrm fully renovated close to everything W/D $800+DD 579-9609/852-1982

Auto Financing

•Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Toy Haulers • Truck Campers • Tent Trailers • Cargo Trailers • Utility & Equipment Trailers

couple of clicks. Add your event today.

www.

Real Estate

kamloopsthisweek .com

Real Estate

• Sales • Service & Repairs • Parts & Accessories • Secure Storage 5430 INDUSTRIAL FLATS RD. Open 6 days a 100 MILE HOUSE week! (At Hwy 97 & 24)

www.meridianrv.com

250-395-3090

events there’s morevonline »


B16 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

We install HOME ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALIST

 Residential and Commercial  Home Theatre Design  Pre-wiring  Home Automation  System Integration  Set up High Performance iPod Dock Beats by Dre BeatBox

32” LCD 720p HDTV • 1366 x 768 Resolution • HDMI x 2 Digital Inputs • PC Input

MSP BTS BX-DK

TCL32C3

NEW

SAVE $50

398

88

after savings

IPod sold seperately.

58888

40” LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV • HDMI x 4 Digital Inputs Illustration may differ.

KDL40EX500

SAVE $250

SAVE $100

69888

TV Stand

after savings

• Reinforced Black Tempered Glass WFQ48

28888

after savings

55” LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV • 1920 x 1080 Resolution • USB Input 55LV5400

SAVE $200

178888 after savings

BONUS OFFER 63” Plasma 1080p HDTV 3D

Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Player

3D

50” Plasma 3D 1080p HDTV • Full HD 3D; 600 Hz Sub-Field Drive • 3D Active Shutter Glasses Included TC-P50VT25

• 1080p Display Capability • 2000000:1 Contrast Ratio • HDMI x 4 Digital Inputs

DMPBT100

PN63C590

SAVE $800

SAVE $1000

1888

88

after savings

218888 after savings

Prices and offers good for a limited time or until merchandise is depleted. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Special offers and promotions cannot be combined. Despite the care given producing and pricing this ad, some errors may have occurred. Should this be the case, corrections will be posted in our stores. Certain products may not be available at all locations. Illustrations may differ. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Details in store.

Visit us online !

www.andres1.com audiotronic.ca 1-866-588-7777

LANSDOWNE MALL

KAMLOOPS

KELOWNA

VERNON

ANDRES WIRELESS

215-450 Lansdowne St (250) 377-8007

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

200-3107 - 48 Avenue (250) 542-3000

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880

th


New HOME BUYERS GUIDE K A M L O O P S

THIS WEEK

VOL. 7 NO.5

Monthly

FINDING THE RIGHT MORTGAGE IS AS IMPORTANT AS FINDING THE RIGHT HOME

Western Lending Source EACH OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

STARR L. WEBB AMP

T: 250-574-0115 F: 866-387-9322 E: swebb@dominionlending.ca www.starrwebb.ca

OVER 20 YEARS IN THE LENDING/MORTGAGE INDUSTRY

Dave Eagles/KTW

Refl ecting on a new A&T Aberdeen community Kamloops Custom Home Builder • full custom floor plans • quick build times • green builder • we have lots available • turn key packages

See how we work for you the newhome owner

250-573-2278 toll free 1-866-573-1288 eagleshomes.ca email kamloops@eaglehomes.ca


C2 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Attention Homebuilders & Renovators! United Floors has a limited supply of premium quality CANADIAN MADE Preverco Hardwood flooring. Regular Retail: $10.99 psf

United is able to sell this stock for only

$5.99 psf!

Kamloops #1 Flooring Store Owned & Operated by Nagle Creative Carpets Ltd.

107 - 805 Notre Dame Drive

P: 250.374.1223 • F: 250.374.5213 • E: ucmkam@telus.net

Visit us for a unique selection of Lighting, Lamps & Décor. #103-805 Notre Dame Dr. Kamloops •250 828 0006

www.prisalighting.com

KAMLOOPS PAINT & WINDOW COVERINGS 105-805 NOTRE DAME DRIVE KAMLOOPS BC V2C 5N8 250-828-1800 www.benjaminmoore.ca

QUALITY PRODUCTS SERVICE AND VALUE


WEDNESDAY,yMay y25, 2011 ❖ C3

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES

PLAN AA view

PLAN BB view

Stirling Heights offers buyers golden opportunity Perhaps its the use of clerestory windows — those smaller panes of glass you often see in churches. Perhaps it’s simply a reverence for the incredible vistas the houses overlook. Whatever the inspiration, Stirling Heights is being built with an eye to the awesomeness of Mother Nature. To do this, the strata townhouses feature flat roofs to avoid blocking the view. Sunlight comes into the houses through those clerestory windows located in what A&T Projects Development calls a monitor roof over the dining rooms and stairwells. Add timber elements and a truly modern design and you have the 17 units in Aberdeen up by what used to be the back nine of the Aberdeen Golf Club Residential project manager Scott Pimblott of A&T said

the first phase should be done by the end of the summer. Right now, it’s still somewhat of a construction site, so there have been few showings, although people interested in moving in can find information online at stirlingheights.com. When done, the inside will mimic the modern exteriors, with clean and crisp two-tone cabinetry, quartz countertops on islands, stainless-steel appliances, tile backslashes, highend laminate and tile flooring in the entrance and main living areas, lush carpet in the bedrooms and — a hallmark with A&T — designer lighting and kitchen/bathroom fixtures. Some are walk-out units, others are walk-ups and all are about 2,000 square feet, Pimblott said. There are three layouts from which to choose. Each features at least one bedroom in the lower level, along with a

PLAN BC front view

bathroom. The base model ($319,900) has an open kitchen/ dining/living rooms at the back, opening onto a deck, while the other models (both $329,900) have the living rooms at the front. Main floors range from 1,031 square feet to 1,148 square feet, while the lower levels go from 467 square feet to 744 square feet. A&T, an award-winning development company, is also busy in the commercial and multi-family sectors of the Kamloops economy, finishing up a new CIBC bank building at Notre Dame Drive and Columbia Street in Sahali and the RiverBend Seniors Community in Brocklehurst. A&T will soon starting work on the Rayleigh slo-pitch facility the city is building. During any given year, the company will be involved in more than 100 projects.

PLAN BC rear view


y y May 25, 2011 C4 ❖ WEDNESDAY,

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES

Time to Make Your Move? RESIDENTIAL STRATA DEVELOPMENT

Deluxe Condominiums in the Heart of the North Shore 151 strata condominium apartment residences above the new North Kamloops Library and commercial complex. Situated between the Northhills Mall and Cottonwoods Community Centre, Library Square enjoys a wealth of local amenities.

• Appliances included • Underground parking • Elevator • Fireplaces • Window coverings • Views • Many exciting Àoorplans to choose from

SHOW SUITE IN LIBRARY SQUARE

NOW OPEN

FRIDAY–SUNDAY 12 – 3 PM

689 Tranquille Road

250.554.4511

librarysquarekamloops.com

www.appliancegallery.ca

Y Dream Home is open!

T

HE DREAM HOME lives up to its hypedup title in this, the 15th year of the YMCA-YWCA Dream Home Lottery.

house live in it — without a question, start moving in your belongings. The 3,100-square-foot rancherstyle home has three bathrooms, four bedrooms, a two-car garage, a media room, a den and a walk-out basement with a play and exercise area. A large patio overlooks Kamloops and the Thompson Valley and the backyard is ready for barbecue season. “We’ve had positive comments about the home and design,” Harris said. “We’ve sold 20 per cent of the tickets in the first two weeks.” The kitchen, living room and dining room combine to form one large open area, with high ceilings, generous windows and a sliding door leading to the patio. The combined room is bright, spacious and open and a large island separates the kitchen, which contains five Energy Star appliances, all stainless steel.

“The home speaks for itself,” said Darcy Harris, the Y’s funds development and communications manager. Built by Thompson Rivers University trades and technology students and members of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Interior at 2290 Linfield Dr. in the West Highlands development in Aberdeen Drive, the Dream Home sits next to Pacific Way elementary and within a chip shot of the Aberdeen Hills Golf Links, with a 360-degree breathtaking view of mountains. Walking into the finished home immediately answers the question as to whether the winner of the popular ticket lottery would sell the $600,000

XCONTINUED ON A5

EXCLUSIVE NEW PARKS IN KAMLOOPS! KAMLOOPS’ FIRST NEW MODULAR HOME PARK IN OVER 20 YEARS!

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Looking for affordable housing

?

These lots will not last

YOUR PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCE SOURCE 421 Mount Paul Way, Kamloops, BC Ph: 250-372-2536 E: gallery@ocis.net

long!

Stop renting!

Halston Homes Can Provide You With a Home and Location At An Affordable Price! 250-573-1006 • sales@halstonhomes.ca 6767 Dallas Drive (off the East Trans Canada Hwy)

alston Homes Limited


WEDNESDAY,yMay y25, 2011 ❖ C5

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES

New home could be yours for $100 XFrom C4

tants a 1:38 chance of winning something. The Y Dream Home Some of the other is set to green standards prizes include: Five and is rated a platinumlevel Built Green home, cash draws of $1,000, a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo 5 with tankless hot water Sedan, a Hysosung GV and radiant in-floor Motorcycle, a Polaris heating. Rush Snowmobile, gro“For $100, you can cery credits at Cooper’s win a home that is worth almost $600,000,” Foods, a week for two in Puerto Vallarta and Harris said. several gift certificates There are 10,000 tickets for sale — 6,400 for everything from gasoline and travel to single tickets for $100 dining and golf. each and 3,600 value Harris said Y Dream packs, each of which contains five tickets for Home Lottery tickets have sold faster during $400. “The value packs are the first two open housalways the first to sell,” es this year than ever before — a demand he Harris said. There are many other attributed to the beauty of the Aberdeen abode. prizes to be won, with Harris said the Y’s the total haul of 266 biggest annual fundprizes giving contes-

raiser collects revenue that funds programs and services the YMCAYWCA provides to the Kamloops area. “We’ve had wonderful support from the community,” Harris said. To view the Y Dream Home, visit an open house, all of which run on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., until July 3. Deadline to purchase tickets is 8 p.m. on July 3. The draw for prizes will be held on July 7 and broadcast on CFJCTV7. To purchase tickets call 250-372-7725 or go online to ydreamhome.org.

The 2011 Y Dream Home at 2290 Linfield Dr. in Aberdeen is now open for viewing. during open houses on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Built-Green abode features tankless hot water and radiant in-floor heating. There are 10,000 tickets for sale — 6,400 single tickets for $100 each and 3,600 value packs, each of which contains five tickets for $400. Deadline to purchase tickets is 8 p.m. on July 3. The draw for prizes will be held on July 7 and broadcast on CFJC-TV7. To purchase tickets call 250-3727725 or go online to ydreamhome.org. Jessica Wallace photos/KTW

• Large floor plan 1476 sq.ft. finished • Blinds • Built Green • 2.5 Bathrooms • Air Conditioning • Double Garage • 6 Appliances

GOLD STANDARD


y y May 25, 2011 C6 ❖ WEDNESDAY,

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES

GOOD PLANNING SAVES YOU TIME, MONEY AND FRUSTRATION CALL FOR A FREE INITIAL DESIGN SERVICE CONSULTATION

Brian Mirtle • 778-220-0648 dbmtech@shaw.ca • www.myrtlewooddesigns.com

WINDOWS & DOORS

SPRING SPECIAL

FREE OW WIND

5 FOR PRICE OF 4 Buy 5 or more vinyl windows and have them installed and receive 1 FREE window*

Seriously, that’s it! OUR WINDOWS ARE MANUFACTURED RIGHT HERE IN KAMLOOPS O

VINYL WINDOWS •ENTRY DOORS PATIO DOORS •SEALED UNITS Call us today! 250-372-9797

PLEASE MENTION THIS AD WHEN YOU CALL Visit our Showroom at 653 West Sarcee St. Kamloops Off Mt. Paul Way V

MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 - 4:30 SALES@ECOSTARWINDOWS.CA ECOSTARWINDOWS.CA

You’ll enjoy a superior shopping experience when you visit Nufloors. As the only STAINMASTER Flooring Center® in your area they have STAINMASTER® Ultra Life, the super performing carpet with superior warranties against stain and wear.

834 Laval Crescent | Kamloops, BC V2C 5P3 | 250.372.8141

The essential guide for homeowners

F

OR MANY CONSUMERS, owning a home is one of the largest financial investments they will make. It’s also a lifestyle investment they can enjoy for years to come. Owning a home brings pride of ownership, a sense of security and responsibilities. Understanding the basics of a wellconstructed home and how it should perform during the warranty-insurance period is an important part of homeownership. That’s where the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) can help. A new Residential Construction Performance Guide, available for free on the HPO website, is an indispensable reference tool for homeowners and builders. It explains how new homes should perform and which defects are covered under home warranty insurance in British Columbia. This user-friendly guide is easy to understand, easy to use and was produced with homeowners in mind. It’s designed to help you better understand how warranty providers in British Columbia evaluate claims for possible construction defects in new homes with home warranty insurance. This includes possible defects in design, materials or workmanship. Homeowners are using the guide to make more informed decisions and to self-evaluate possible defects. Finding out what is and isn’t covered under home-warranty insurance helps create realistic expectations when it comes to the performance of a new home. “It’s important for homebuyers to clearly understand what the expectations are on the performance of a new home and all the components within that new home,” said Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners’ Association and an advocate for consumer protection. “This reference guide provides homeowners with a better sense of what they should expect from their new home, how their new

home should perform and what they need to do if there is a problem or a defect.”

How to Use the Guide The guide outlines more than 200 possible defects that are searchable online. This includes the most common defect claims that might be submitted under a home warranty insurance policy. It covers concerns that owners may have about their home, ranging from windows that malfunction to walls that are out of plumb, driveway or interior concrete floors that have cracked, or defective plumbing fixtures. You can quickly find out if a specific condition is covered under home-warranty insurance by searching the guide. It lists key areas where potential problems can occur in a new home. Designed primarily for conventional low-rise, wood-frame homes, the guide also provides some helpful information for the common property of multi-unit buildings. Developed by the province as a result of collaboration between the HPO and industry, home-warranty insurance providers are now using the guide to help determine whether or not a defect claim is covered by a homeowner’s home warranty insurance policy. Every new home built for sale by a licensed residential builder in British Columbia is protected by mandatory thirdparty home-warranty insurance. Better known as 2-5-10 home-warranty insurance, it’s the strongest system of construction-defect insurance in Canada. The Residential Construction Performance Guide is also an invaluable resource for builders who are using this new online tool to help ensure that they deliver high-performance homes. To view the guide, visit the reports and publications page of the Homeowner Protection Office website at hpo.bc.ca.

— Homeowner Protection Office


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 ❖ C7

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

$239,900

SUN

RIVERS


y y May 25, 2011 C8 ❖ WEDNESDAY,

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES By Jeremy Deutsch

$53 million & counting INSTANT REBATE OFFER UP TO

SAVE

$

1700

ON PURCHASES OF QUALIFYING APPLIANCES!

Front Load Laundry Team 4.0 cuft washer with the new Power Wash Cycle and Fresh Spin Option. The 6.7 cuft dryer features the Wrinkle Prevent Option.

EARN 150 AIR MILES Reward Miles (PER TEAM)

Every Maytag is on

Front Load Laundry Team

1179

$ SALE

SALE!

948 TRANQUILLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS, BC 376-5353

STAFF REPORTER

jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

Despite predictions to the contrary, it’s been a pretty good year so far for construction in the Tournament capital. The city has topped the $53-million mark in building-permit values and is on pace to beat expectations for the year. “We should be able to reach our target,” said David Trawin, the city’s director of development and engineering services. Last year, the city handed out $191-million worth of building permits, but expected that number to drop in 2011 to about $140 million. One area of the industry that has taken a bit of a hit this year is residential construction. The number of singlefamily permits issued in April hit 14, a drop from the 23 permits issued in April 2010. That led to a slight drop in the overall construction value for the month — $19-million, a decrease from $22 million the previous April. In the first four months of 2011, the city handed out permits for 153 dwelling units, including 40 singlefamily units, for an overall value of $53.7 million. By this time last year, the city was at 177 overall units, including 86 single-family units, for a total value of $63 million. Trawin said he considers the start of 2011 to be good overall, noting several projects are still expected to come the city’s way later in the year. Those projects include the downtown Sandman Hotel and an assistedliving housing development through the Interior Health Authority. The residential portion of the monthly construction value reached $15.7 million in April, which was pretty much on par with the $16 million from 2010. That figure came in large part from a $10 million multi-family project. The city also issued $2.9 million in commercial-building permits for the month, a drop from the $5.1 million from April 2010. Kamloops has only topped the $200 million in permits once, in 2008. In that year, the city doled out $207-million worth of permits, which remains a record.


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011 â?&#x2013; C9

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES

Kamloopsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pemberton elected to provincial real-estate board Kamloops realtor Dick Pemberton has been elected as a director to the 2011-2012 board of the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). Pemberton, who works with Re/Max Real Estate (Kamloops), joins Jake Moldowan (Richmond), Kelvin Neufeld of Surrey, Paul Penner of Abbotsford and Scott Russell of Vancouver as new directors. Returning BCREA directors are Barbara Gallie of Victoria, Jennifer Lynch of Gabriola Island, Joe Pearson of Vernon, Delores St. Amand of Prince George and W. Dave Watt of West Vancouver. The association has also elected Rick Valouche as president for the 2011-2012 term. Valouche is a Vancouver realtor and former president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). â&#x20AC;&#x153;In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world of

DICK PEMBERTON: River City voice with B.C. Real Estate Association

change, B.C. realtors continue to have an important connection to the communities they live and work in,â&#x20AC;? Valouche said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During my term as BCREA president, I look forward to helping advance the real-estate profession and maintain the continued relevance of realtors,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an honour to have the opportunity to dedicate my time and support the professionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to quality of life through the

associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many initiatives.â&#x20AC;? Valouche is a managing broker and co-owner of the TRG-The Residential Group Realty. He was a director at large with the REBGV for nine years and has been a BCREA director since 2008. Joining Valouche as officers of the association are vice-president Jim McCaughan of Landmark Realty in Abbotsford, pastpresident Moss Moloney of Re/Max Performance Realty in Delta and chief executive officer Robert Laing. The BCREA represents the 11 member real-estate boards and their approximately 18,000 realtors on all provincial issues, providing an extensive communications network, standard forms, government relations, economic research and analysis, applied practice courses and continuing professional education.

If you can dream it...

WE CAN BUILD IT!

RESIDENTIAL â&#x20AC;˘ COMMERCIAL â&#x20AC;˘ STORE FIXTURES â&#x20AC;˘ COUNTERTOPS

1744 Kelly Douglas Road, Kamloops â&#x20AC;˘ 250-374-9002 w w w.top40woodworks.com

ÂŽ

9LVLWRXU.DPORRSVVKRZURRPWRVHHEDWKDQGNLWFKHQSURGXFWV IURPOHDGLQJVXSSOLHUVLQFOXGLQJ

.RKOHU

*URKH

'XUDYLW

%ODQFR

:KHWKHU\RXUSODQQLQJ\RXUVSULQJUHQRYDWLRQSURMHFWRUEXLOGLQJQHZFRPHLQWR5RELQVRQ%DWK&HQWUHLQ .DPORRSV6HHRXUGLVSOD\VDQGVSHDNZLWKRXUH[SHULHQFHGVWDII:HFDUU\WKHáQHVWOLQHVRISOXPELQJDQG OLJKWLQJSURGXFWVDQGRXUNQRZOHGJHDEOHVWDIIFDQDVVLVWZLWK\RXUSODQVIURPVWDUWWRáQLVK

/DYDO&UHVFHQW.DPORRSV  ZZZUOUEFFRP


y y May 25, 2011 C10 ❖ WEDNESDAY,

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES 8 last month compared to April 2010.

Rely on Our Experience! Commercial & Residential • Landscape Design & Installation • Brick Paths & Patios • Block Walls • Brick Driveways

ABERDEEN LANDSCAPING LTD.

&

250.374.4122 | Fax: 250.554.3254 Find F Fi nd d

thee bes best sstt rrealtors ealto orss

&

the best

homes in

Kamloops

th b

Two steps forward, one step back in B.C. housing market The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service residential-unit sales in the province declined 14 per cent, to 7,187 units in April, compared to the same month last year. The average MLS residential price climbed 16 per cent to $598,308 last month, compared to April 2010. “B.C. home sales edged lower in April as the result of home purchases that were pulled forward during the first quarter,” said Cameron Muir, the BCREA’s chief economist. “The province’s housing markets continue to exhibit a two steps forward, one step back trajectory in tandem with economic and employment growth.” Year-to-date, B.C. residential-sales dollar volume increased 14 per cent, to $15.4 billion, compared to the same period last year. Residential-unit sales edged back one per cent, to 26,334 units, while the average MLS residential price rose 15.5 per cent, to $586,466, over the same period.

Are you ready to make your move? • Convenient appointment, day or night, home or office • Competitive rates on a wide selection of mortgages • Flexible home financing solutions • Your contact for all mortgage needs For convenient mortgage service, contact: Bev Wassen-Hunter Mortgage Specialist Tel. : 250-828-8870 Cell : 250-572-6847

Sue Maitland Mortgage Specialist Tel. : 250-828-8841 Cell : 250-819-8811

®

Registered trade-marks of Bank of Montreal. ™/®

Trade-marks/registered trade-marks of Bank of Montreal.

655659

Mortgage Expertise at Your Doorstep 24/7


WEDNESDAY, May y 25, y 2011 ❖ C11

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

NEW HOMES Realtor Sandy Lapointe (right) brings a sunny face to an otherwise rainy morning as shoppers braved Vancouverlike weather on Saturday, May 14, to attend the annual Royal LePage Kamloops Garage Sale for Shelter. The company raised $4,200, which will be donated to the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter. Dave Eagles/KTW

Royal LePage again helps Y shelter By Jessica Wallace STAFF REPORTER

reporter@kamloopsthisweek.com

An annual fundraiser organized nationally by Royal LePage Realty arrived just time for spring cleaning. On Saturday, May 14, hundreds of Kamloopsians braved the rain to attend the Royal LePage Kamloops Garage Sale for Shelter, which was held in the parking lot next to the realty company’s office at 322 Seymour St. Once the items were sold and revenue counted, the sale alone raised $4,200 — every penny of which will go to Y Women’s Emergency Shelter. While this year’s amount was lower than last year’s count of $5,800 — likely due to decidedly cool and un-spring-like weather — every dollar raised is crucial in ensuring the Y shelter operates in Kamloops. “Like so many nonprofit organizations, they operate on a shoestring,” said Mike Shannon, owner of Royal LePage Kamloops Realty, explaining why they chose Y Women’s Emergency Shelter. More than 400 women and children rely on the shelter annually for an emergency haven. The shelter offers refuge, support and services. “When I contacted them, I didn’t realize how many women and children they house each year,” Shannon said. Garage-sale items were donated throughout April and May, with loads of furniture, household items, books, electronics, sporting equipment and exercise equipment. “We’ve had fantastic support from the Kamloops community,” said Darlene Case, realtor and co-or dinator of donations for the fundraiser. Leftover items will be donated to another charity or to thrift shops. This was the second year Royal LePage Kamloops Realty has participated in the national event.

Kitchen Impossible? 9 WE CAN “KNOCK” OUT WALLS

Working in a “cave” & need out?

9 ARRANGE PLUMBING 9 TAKE CARE OF RE-WIRING

WE CAN DO IT ALL! SPECIALIZING IN KITCHENS PRICED AT $10,000 ~ $15,000

WE HAVE THE ANSWERS!

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY!

• 3D Kitchen Design • Bathrooms • Interior Design • Countertops • Granite & Quartz • Kitchen Cabinets • 25 Years of Great Customer Service

734 Laval Crescent, Kamloops (Home of the Steel Palm Trees)

KITCHEN MAKEOVER EMERGENCY HOTLINE 250.828.2656 kitplan@telus.net • www.countersonly.ca


C12 ❖ WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Lower Aberdeen ~ Brand New Freehold Homes ~

MASTER BEDROOM ON THE MAIN Lower Aberdeen’s brand new freehold strata development consisting of 20 duplex style homes backing onto greenbelt or mountain views close to shopping, schools and Albert McGowan water park. Choose from three floor plans. Upscale interior packages. Floor plans with vaulted great rooms with master bedroom on main. Most with walk-out basements. Single or double garages. A beautiful architecturally designed community.

Located in Lower Aberdeen at 770 Hugh Allan Drive

RESERVE YOURS NOW

Starting at $319,900 CONTACT DAN DOBROVOLNY (Kamloops) Real Estate 250.371.3331

250.571.5400 email: calldan@telus.net yourkamloopshomes.com

Building fine communities genicadev.com


Kamloops This Week - Wednesday, May 25, 2011