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CHEWING OVER A POLICING CAREER: Kamloops RCMP dog Norco, on the leash of handler Cpl. Ian Jaques, latches onto the arm of 17-year-old Kindra Maricle during training this week at the new Kamloops

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The dramatic election results on May 2 have produced a tidal wave of retired or deposed MPs who are in line for prodigious pension payouts. But, as Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod heads back to Ottawa for her second term, large pensions for federal politicians isn’t an issue she wants to discuss. When asked by KTW if she thought the current MP pension scheme was fair, McLeod said she won’t speak to pensions specifically. “We need to be looking across government in terms of what we’re doing and where we’re going and how we’re going to get back to a balanced budget,” she said. The current pension plan for MPs has taxpayers contributing $4 for every dollar contributed by an MP. MPs are eligible for their pensions after serving six years. Nine defeated or retiring MPs from B.C. are set to collect a combined $18.6 million in pension benefits now that they are out of office. All qualifying B.C. MPs can opt to start col-

lecting their pensions immediately. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) argued the pension system for federal politicians is too rich. It favours a dollar-for-dollar matching formula now used in Saskatchewan and Ontario. McLeod wouldn’t tell KTW if she favoured the dollar-for-dollar formula, noting there hasn’t been a discussion in her government to change the formula. CTF national research director Derek Fildebrandt said former MPs turfed by voters this week or who chose to retire “should find a nice soft landing with their golden parachute. “The vast majority of Canadians working in the private sector have no private pension plan of their own and those few who do normally have defined-contribution, RRSP-style plans,” Fildebrandt said. “Most Canadians have to save for their retirements the old-fashion way. MPs, by contrast, are guaranteed a steady payout regardless of how investments and the market perform.” The biggest payout will go to Liberal MP Keith Martin, who retired from his EsquimaltJuan de Fuca seat with a pension that adds up to $3.9 million. Conservative MP Gary Lunn, defeated by

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in SaanichGulf Islands, leaves with $2.2-million in future pension entitlements. Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh, defeated in Vancouver South, leaves with a pension worth $830,000. Conservatives Jay Hill (Prince George-Peace River) and Chuck Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), both retired from federal politics with $3.3-million pensions. Tory MP John Cummins (Delta-Richmond East), who retired from federal politics to head the B.C. Conservative Party, now gets a pension worth $1.33 million. Conservative retiree Stockwell Day (Okanagan-Coquihalla) gets a package worth $1.67 million, Kootenay-Columbia Tory MP Jim Abbott retires with $1.36 million and the NDP’s Bill Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) takes away $732,000. Two MPs defeated in Monday’s federal election — Conservative Dona Cadman (Surrey North) and Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal (NewtonNorth Delta) — did not serve the minimum six years to qualify for the MP pension. Instead, they will receive $79,000 in severance pay.

ANNUAL PENSION PAYOUTS A sampling of what some ertswhile B.C. MPs will pocket • Chuck Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon): Age: 54 First elected/years served: 1993/18 Annual pension: $119,320 • Jay Hill (Prince George-Peace River): Age: 59 First elected/years served: 1993/18 Annual pension: $111,837 • Keith Martin (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca): 1993/18 Age: 51 First elected/years served: 1993/18 Annual pension: $102,308 • Stockwell Day (Okanagan/Coquihalla): Age: 61 First elected/years served: 2000/11 Annual pension: $64,760

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HINK ABOUT how much garbage your household produces in a given month. Residential trash pickup in Kamloops is once a week, which means most residents leave their grey collection bin on the street four times a month. Whether they’re full or not, that’s quite a bit of garbage. In April, a local family set out to try to go the entire month without producing any garbage. They nearly succeeded. “There was a little bit,” said Marcia Dick, who, along with husband Trevor and their 17-month-old daughter Elianna, tried to live trash-free for four weeks. “Dental floss is something we couldn’t avoid. And, we went swimming a few times, so we had the wristbands.” The Dick family’s garbage for the month of April fits inside a banker’s box. Items include the aforementioned floss, an empty pasta bag, BandAids and a wine foil. There is also a plastic grocery bag filled with other plastic bags. That, Marcia said, is from a cupboard purge in the second week of April. She got rid of all bags and wrappers, opting instead to keep kitchen ingredients in jars.

Other items in the box include an empty bag of frozen prawns, broken tongs, a piece of tape, an ice-cream carton and a small piece of gauze. Not a lot of garbage for a family of three. But, Marcia said, luck was also on her side in April.

“I had a really clumsy month,” she said. “I broke about seven dishes.” Those shards would normally end up in the garbage. But, as luck would have it, the Dicks held a garage sale and one of the shoppers who showed up was a woman

looking to build a birdhouse out of smashed plates and mugs. “I was like, ‘You’re not going to believe what I’ve got for you,’” Marcia said. Marcia works as a waste consultant with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

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Xeriscapes = Sustainable Landscapes Xeriscape means “water conservation through creative landscaping”. Landscapes suited to our semi-arid climate conserve water and have an advantage over pest problems. Apply these principles to any garden style and have a healthy, high quality landscape: 1. Planning and design: Group plants according to their water use. Slope hard surfaces to drain to planted areas. Avoid steep slopes – create terraces instead. Use groundcovers on gentle slopes. 2. Good soils: Organic matter is an excellent soil amendment. It improves moisture holding capacity in sandy soils and helps to loosen clay soils. 3. Appropriate plant selection: Drought tolerant plants thrive here. There are many beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers with low water needs. 4. Practical turf areas: Replace unused lawns with other plants. Use hardsurfacing for play courts, patios, and walkways. 5. Water wisely: Water deeply, but infrequently to encourage deep rooting and drought-tolerance. 6. Mulch: Apply a layer of organic matter to: protect roots from elements, enrich soil, and control weeds. 7. Lower maintenance: Your landscape will require less maintenance over time. Integrated Pest Management Coordinator: 250-828-3888 healthylandscapes@kamloops.ca

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Bid Notices Bid notices will no longer be featured in City Page. Tenders, Bids and RFPs are available 24/7 through the BC Bid website. Visit www.bcbid.ca.

Learn about careers in Public Works by attending an information drop in session on Sat, May 14, at 1 pm, at the Public Works Centre.

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Social Planning Council May 10 – 5 pm Meeting Room “A”, TCC Heritage Commission May 11 - 5:30 pm Museum, 207 Seymour Street Airshed Committee Workshop May 12 – 8:30 am Rivers Room, Interior Savings Centre 300 Lorne Street Arts Commission May 16 – 4:45 pm Second Floor Boardroom, City Hall Regular Council Meeting May 17 – 1:30 pm Regular Council Meeting May 31 – 1:30 pm Parks and Recreation Committee June 1 – 7 am Aquatics Meeting Room, Deckside, TCC Meetings air on Shaw Cable 10, Wed and Sat at 11 am, and Sun at 7 pm. Meeting schedule is available at www.kamloops.ca/council

Road Markings The annual Spring Line Painting Program is in effect until approx. July 1. Motorists are reminded that driving over newly painted lines or markings is an infraction under the Motor Vehicle Act and subject to a $100 fine. Please drive with caution when approaching areas that are being painted. Public Works Open House On Sat, May 14, the City is holding an open house at the Public Works Centre (955 Concordia Way). This is a FREE event for everyone to participate and celebrate National Public Works Week. The open house will run from 10 am - 2 pm with a variety of activities and demonstrations to participate in such as: tVarious large equipment displays (take a “high” ride in a bucket truck) tFacility tours and info booths tFREE hotdogs and refreshments (sponsored by CUPE Local 900) tTour of the City Greenhouse tHanging basket demonstrations (FREE draw for a hanging basket) tHealthy landscapes information tECOSmart Team on site with balloons, face painting and WaterSmart giveaways tTree Coupons

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Free registration and lots of prizes for everyone! To register call 250-828-3500 and quote program # 167932. Bike To Work/School Week May 30 - June 5 Join us for the 4th annual Kamloops Bike to Work/School Week! This free event encourages and supports commuter cycling with a main focus on FUN! During the week, participants are encouraged to leave the car at home and bike all the way to and from work/school, to OR from work/school, or just part of the way - it’s all good and who knows, it just might become a habit! Lots of events, prizes and giveaways! To register a team, or for more information, visit www.biketowork.ca/kamloops Parks Survey The City is preparing a new Parks Master Plan and is looking for public input. Have your say by completing the survey at www.kamloops.ca/surveys. The survey closes on May 16, 2011. For more info call 250-828-3570.

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Kamloops This Week’s Dale Bass accepts the award for Horizon Publications Columnist of the Year from Brian Thompson at last weekend’s B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray Awards in Richmond.

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Thank you very much for putting your faith in me to carry your wishes to Ottawa. You have my utmost commitment that I will represent everyone in this region to the best of my abilities.

KTW wins national, provincial awards Kamloops This Week came away from last weekend’s provincial and national newspaper awards conference with a national and provincial award and a pair of final-three placings. KTW’s Dale Bass won the award for Horizon Publications Columnist of the Year the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray Awards. At the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards banquet, Kamloops This Week won the award for best headline writing and finished second nationally in the category of best holiday newspaper edition. KTW photographer Dave Eagles placed third nationally in the category of best spot news photo (right). At the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards level, judge Kelly Lapointe commented on

KTW’s headline-writing entries: “Kamloops This Week did a great job of showing creative flair while using the elements of the story given, without trying too hard and making too many leaps to tie everything together. “Great, accurate wordplay that leaves an impact — just an overall impressive effort that stuck with me.” One of the three headlines submitted was one for a story about a

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MONTHS OF MOOLAH FOR CHARITY From left: Royal Inland Foundation representatives Jennifer Johnson, Lisa Denis and Veronica Carroll receive a $15,353.23 cheque from firefighter Ryan Cail, which is half of the proceeds raised from sales of the Kamloops Fire Rescue’s 2011 calendar. Joining the presentation is Chief Neill Moroz (third from right), Kamloops Coun. Jim Harker (second from right) and assistant photographer Dara Punton (far right), along with firefighters from Station No. 1. The firefighters chose to donate the other half of the proceeds to the B.C. Professional Firefighter’s Burn Fund. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Flags and candles will adorn graves at the Pleasant Street and Hillside cemeteries on Sunday, May 8, in honour of those who have served and passed away. This is the 12th year of the candlelight-vigil ceremony organized by the Anavets in conjunction with Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Anavets, Rocky Mountain Rangers, scouts, cadets and cubs will spread the candles and flags, while Rev. Sandra Sudgen and Rev. Isabel Healy-Morrow conduct the services. “November 11 is for those who fought and died in service since World War I, while this is for those who came home and have since passed,” said Mary Nelson, chairwoman of the Anavets in Kamloops. The candlelight vigil will honour the memory of Canadian veterans, who may or may not have served in war, and service people, including firefighters, peacekeepers, RCMP, paramedics and search and rescue personnel. “All of these people put their lives at risk for us at some point,” Nelson said. Prayers will be said for each group of service. The candles will stay lit throughout the night in honour of those who

have risked their lives. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here and we would have a lot of tough times,” Nelson said. The Pleasant Street

Cemetery service begins at 5 p.m. and the Hillside Cemetery service begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. All are welcome to attend.

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The federal election results demonstrated three things. One is that this election, despite many predictions to the contrary at its start, energized many voters — at least the 61 per cent of eligible voters who did cast a ballot. The second thing it clearly showed is that most Canadians see national issues from one of two major perspectives — the less government/ lower taxes/law and order perspective of the Conservatives or the more activist government/expanding programs/ tax the rich perspective of the NDP. The Liberals, in trying to strike a balance between the two perspectives, found little traction. They will be less of a force in the next Parliament and leader Michael Ignatieff is finished. The third and most positive thing is the rejection of the Bloc Quebecois by the vast majority of Quebecers, relegating the party to four seats. For the first time since 1988, most MPs elected in Quebec support their province being part of Canada. This is an enormous step forward. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now in power with a majority. He pledged to work with other parties and govern for all Canadians. That pledge will be tested many times. NDP Leader Jack Layton, who ran a positive and upbeat campaign, is now the leader of the Official Opposition. As such, although he might speak with more clout, he’s not in a position of any greater power. Less, in fact, given the end to any coalition pressure. In articulating his vision of Canada, Layton will have to be more realistic about how the economy works and how jobs are created. However, his emphasis on preserving important social programs like health care and ensuring average families get decent tax breaks is needed, at a time when many people are struggling. The people of Canada, from many disparate regions of the country, have spoken. They want Parliament to get down to business, without any unnecessary drama or an election for at least four years.

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XACTLY ONE WEEK ago today, we published a newspaper — the Friday, April 30 edition — that was our last print edition before the Monday, May 2, federal election. The first six pages were dedicated to campaign coverage, including a front-page photo from the last and largest all-candidates debate that showed Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod and NDP candidate Michael Crawford, the only two candidates with a chance of being elected in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. The debate was largely uneventful, with the only real spark coming when McLeod or Crawford spoke and one or the other responded verbally or via a head shake, a wry smile or a look of incredulity. We had dozens and dozens of photos from which to choose, most being static, boring shots of all five candidates sitting at a long table. Our photographer, Dave Eagles, did get some close-up photos of various candidates and I decided to run a horizontal picture of the candidates and larger, square photos of the frontrunners: McLeod throwing Crawford an “are you kidding me?” look and Crawford with a clenched jaw as he decried Conservative policies. These two pics summed up, in my opinion, the debate and the campaign. It has been a Conservative-NDP race for the past seven years in Kamloops and it became a Conservative-NDP race nationally as election day neared.

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MUSINGS On Monday, May 2, I walked into the office and checked my voicemail. A gentleman called to register an official complaint with respect to the photo of McLeod we ran on the front page. It did not look like her, he said, and requested we run another photo. What this reader and others need to understand is a newspaper is not a portrait studio. Our photographers are not tasked with going to news events to get pictures that show people in the best light. Our photographers are tasked with getting the best photos in connection to the event. Eagles’ shot of McLeod tossing Crawford that look is a great pic. It is great because it is not staged. It is great because it is real. It is great because, in one frame, it sums up much of the debate: McLeod spent a lot of time making faces of doubt as Crawford spoke of NDP policies or attacked Conservative ones. Appearance is in the eye of the beholder.

Whether the shutter’s subject is Cathy McLeod (top left) in this past election campaign, or Betty Hinton (bottom left) and Michael Crawford in elections past, a news photo is all about capturing the moment, not aiming for Sears-portrait perfection, according to KTW editor Christopher Foulds. KTW file photos

If the reader who called believes the photo of McLeod was unflattering, that is one subjective view. I see a photo of a passionate politician expressing many emotions via her countenance — nothing more. It’s odd, really. I received a call a few years ago from another McLeod supporter, arguing a photo we ran of her speaking was a “bad photo.” Yet, it was a real photo, a snapshot in time that showed the MP engaging an audience — something far more interesting than a politician flashing the pearly whites in a pixelized version of sanitized reality. Seems to me those who disagree with publication of these photos are more preoccupied with the superficial and should instead focus on the issues from which these photos are created. One can scroll through the photo rolls of myriad newspapers and find much to criticize: The 1972 photo showing Conservative leader Robert Stanfield dropping a football; the 1984 photo showing Liberal leader John Turner wearing shadow devil’s horns; the 2005 photo of Conservative leader Stephen Harper wearing a leather vest and cowboy hat; the 1997 photo of Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe wearing a hairnet. These are photos of reality, as was the photo in KTW of McLeod at the debate, and reality resonates. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com chrisfoulds.blogspot.com

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Re: Revised parkade plan approved by council: “Mayor Peter Milobar just doesn’t believe that we have the right to oppose him on a project that he wants — and it is apparently none of our business as to why. “Coun. Tina Lange doesn’t believe the online poll because enough people were not in favour of the parkade. “What does it take for these pompous polititians to understand that they work for us, that council is not something you are elected to just so you can enrich your friends and do what you please?” — posted by Grouchy1 “What just happened? “There was a real community discussion going on and then the mayor throws a Plan B on the table and says, ‘Vote’? “No discussion with the people? “Who behind the scenes forced this through? Does someone have a hold over Mayor Milobar?” — posted by Culture_Cowboy

Appreciating mom on the weekend for mothers Editor: Our family recently celebrated my mom’s 90th birthday. What an inspiration she is. She is filled with a glowing energy that is usually reserved only for angels. During our weekly walks together with the rest of the family, mom is still hard to keep up with as we climb the steep hills of Aberdeen and Sahali. In fact, she could be mistaken for a 60-year-old as she skitters from one garage sale to the next. She has been blessed with clarity of mind and is still clearly the leader during intellectual debates. Mom has maintained her independence by driving her own car and managing her own affairs. Recently, the government decided that, based on her age, she needed to take a driver’s test. Fair enough. It is easy to understand it is everyone’s right to feel safe on the road and we need to ensure everyone who has the privilege to

drive is deemed capable. The concern I have is the discouraging and perhaps unfair process used when singling out seniors to determine if they are still safe to drive. First, mom needed to pay $80 for a physical exam from her doctor. Next, there was a cognitive test administered. In order to re-activate her driver’s licence (which was automatically cancelled), she was told the fee for the next test from DriveSafe BC would be $300, but they were kind enough to waive that fee for her first attempt. After waiting for nearly three months to hear from the DriveSafe BC office, mom took charge of the situation and, through her efforts, was able to unravel the reason for the lengthy delay. Apparently, when one office was communicating with the other office, someone used the wrong fax number to send the request for testing. An easy mistake that anyone could make, but it was my mom who had to step in

and solve the problem for the “experts”. Incompetence is perhaps a strong word to consider, but simply following up to ensure mom’s needs were being taken care of would have been a thoughtful gesture. Next, the test to show competence may have been complicated enough to keep most of us safely off the road. I’m wondering if the test was designed to save ICBC money by simply reducing the numbers of seniors on the roads. I sometimes feel safer when I know a driver has demonstrated a lifetime worth of safe driving than some of the younger speed freaks out there. Yes, there is a need to monitor everyone’s driving skills — and seniors certainly need to be able to demonstrate their driving skills are still competent. Whether or not mom is granted permission to continue driving, one thing is certain — I am proud to have such a great mom! Gordon Paul Leschyson Kamloops

HIGH-FIVE HAPPENING Elementary students from Westmount and Bert Edwards Science schools met recently along the dyke in Westsyde to high-five each other in a display of friendship and tolerance. The students have been gaining an understanding of autism through the Canuck Autism project that has visited the schools, helping teachers and students gain a better understanding of students living with autism. Dave Eagles/KTW

Celebrate Birthmother’s Day at Pregnancy Centre Editor: When the Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops opened four years ago, I was excited to learn of this much-needed service in our community and I immediately wanted to get involved. Since then, I have volunteered as a peer counsellor at the centre, assisting clients with unplanned pregnancies. At the Pregnancy Care Centre, our hope is

to honour birthparents as we move forward with offering a monthly birthparents support group and celebrate Birthmother’s Day on Saturday, May 7. Our goal in hosting a monthly support group is to recognize birthparents in the adoption process and assist them with making an informed choice through education and to offer a place to share their grief openly.

As I look back at my own teenage pregnancy and having to make a fear-based decision, I can honestly say that, in 1989, I wished for a service like this to support me through a life-altering decision. As I went through the course of my decision, I ultimately choose to place my child for adoption. Through the years, I continue to look back on that choice, not as one

of selfishness but one of sacrifice. My hope in writing this is to give a voice to other birthmothers and fathers who have had to make a difficult choice, go through their loss and who are often not recognized for their gift. I believe adoption is a great life plan for a child and for couples waiting for placements. At the Pregnancy Care Centre, we want

to keep in mind that a planned adoption does not negate the pain of the loss for the birth parents. The Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops will be hosting an afternoon event for Birthmother’s Day on Saturday, May 7. For more information, call 250-376-4646 or e-mail info@pregnancycarekamloops.com. Wendi Duncan Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops

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Kamloops midwives led a walk in Valleyview on Thursday, May 5, to raise awareness about the importance of midwives and to demonstrate the demand for them in local rural communities. Midwives, mothers and advocates from across B.C. participated in similar walks in conjunction with B.C. Midwives Day and International Day of the Midwife. This was the first time Kamloops midwives participated in the walk. “Some rural communities have maternal and newborn care that is comparable to Third– World nations,” said Joanna Nemrava, a registered midwife who is head of the Department of Midwifery at Royal Inland Hospital and vice-president of the Canadian Association of

Midwives. Nemrava and two other Kamloops midwives — Elaine Barnes and Rosalynd Curry — led the walk from Ralph Bell elementary to the Valleyview Community Hall. “Kamloops midwives travel to Merritt, Barriere, Ashcroft and Falkland,” Nemrava said. “We’ve had someone travel here from as far as Bella Coola to see a midwife.” Nemrava explained how midwives produce better maternity health care. “We know their health-care history, their values and offer a personal approach,” Nemrava said. “It’s women-centred care.” B.C. midwives are university-educated, publicly funded and regulated health-care providers who offer full prenatal, postpartum and newborn care, with the option of receiving care

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When local teens say they “got the police treatment,” it’s usually in reference to a ride home in the back of a cruiser or a night in the drunk tank. That is not the case for teenagers who were put through the paces this week at Westsyde elementary in the firstever Kamloops RCMP Youth Academy — put on by the local police detachment and the Kamloops-Thompson School District. “We’re looking to make it the first annual,” said Greg Howard, SD73’s district principal for trades and transitions. “It’s going terrific.” The long-closed school was transformed into a “mini Regina depot,” Howard said, to give the troops a taste of what life as an RCMP recruit might be like. “They are enjoying every piece of it,” Howard said. “Well, some parts of it they’re happier with than other parts.” Of the two dozen troops taking part, 17 are boys and seven are girls — a combination of grades 11 and 12 and ranging in age from 16 to 18. Howard said they represent all high schools in SD73, plus St. Ann’s Academy

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student from NorKam. Travis Ormrod, a 17-year-old senior from St. Ann’s, said he’s always considered becoming an RCMP officer and thought the academy a great opportunity to pursue that. He said he’s been surprised by how demanding it’s been. “It’s a lot harder than I thought,” he said. “I thought I was in OK shape coming into this, but I guess I’m not.”

The students live in makeshift barracks in the elementary library. They shower in trailers outside the school and eat dormitory-style in an empty classroom. The police putting the camp on have high marks for the troops. “I’m very impressed with them,” said Kamloops RCMP Const. Cheryl Bush. “They’ve pulled together and they’ve caught on very quickly with the team aspect.”

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT HEARING Notice is hereby given that Council will consider issuance of Development Variance Permit 01-11 on TUESDAY, May 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the FIRE HALL Training Room, #1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, for the property legally described as Lot 78, DL 2217, KDYD, Plan 30880 (276 Poplar Drive), to vary the provisions of Zoning Bylaw 675, Schedule C, Section “4-1 Except for uses in the C1 or C4 zones, off-street parking spaces shall be located on the same parcel as the use they serve”, by not requiring lot consolidation as the property has a covenant for parking; AND vary the provisions of Section “5-4 Parking spaces provided in the R5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and M1 zones shall be hard surfaced with asphalt, concrete, brick or similar pavement so as to provide a surface that is durable and dust-free and shall be graded and drained as to properly dispose of all surface water”, by permitting a gravel surface for the said parking lot for a three year period from May 17, 2011 to May 17, 2014.

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Parkade may be target of counter-petition By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER

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It may be smaller than first proposed, but the furor over the Riverside Park parkade isn’t likely to subside anytime soon. Directors of the Kamloops Voters Society (KVS), a group formed largely in opposition to the plan, said they remain opposed to the parkade and hinted they could start a counter-petition against the parkade when it comes time for the city to borrow the money to build the structure. “It’s still in the park,” said Bob Gamble, a KVS director, adding the group feels there are other parkade proposals city council should have considered. Though there will be a parkade built at Riverside Park, it will be smaller than first proposed. In a surprise move, Kamloops city council opted this week to proceed with a two-level, 350-stall parkade where the Lorne Street parking lot now sits, at an estimated cost of $7.5 million. The plan includes building 220 new stalls at a cost of $33,000 per stall and raising downtown parking-meter rates by 25 cents. The city still intends to borrow money to complete the project,

which would then trigger what is called an alternative-approval process, in which residents opposed would have 30 days to gather 10 per cent of the electorate’s signatures, thus forcing a referendum on the issue. The KVS said it will have to discuss whether it will want to lead a counter-petition. Council voted 6-2 on Tuesday, May 3, to go with the amended proposal, with Mayor Peter Milobar and councillors Nancy Bepple, John De Cicco, Tina Lange, Jim Harker and Pat Wallace in favour and councillors Denis Walsh and Marg Spina opposed. Milobar said the revised plan addresses the majority of the concerns from the public, especially when it comes to protecting the view of the park, while Lange called the new parkade a “great proposal” and a “good compromise. However, Walsh argued council needed more time to review the revised proposal and remained opposed because of its location. The next phase in the project is to begin the detailed design work, which is expected to be complete sometime this year. David Trawin, the city’s direc-

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If there is any solace for the group that was unsuccessful in recalling KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Terry Lake, the effort didn’t break the bank. According to financial statements released by Elections BC, the recall campaign led by proponent Chad Moats spent $9,550 on its failed bid. The campaign received $7,700 in individual contributions, most notably $4,400 from the FightHST group, $3,000 from Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) BC and $500 from federal NDP candidate Michael Crawford. The recall, which was in response to the introduction of the harmonized sales tax, raised another $631 through individual donations at various meetings. The recall campaign against Lake,

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which ran for eight weeks between February and April, managed to get 10,087 signatures, but the number was well short of the total needed for Lake to become the first MLA in the province’s history to be recalled. In Kamloops-North Thompson, registered canvassers had 60 days to obtain the signatures of at least 15,299 registered voters, 40 per cent of the 38,246 voters registered to vote in the last provincial election. The group needed to collect about 2,000 signatures a week to have been successful.

is adjusted for the number of registered voters in the electoral district as of general voting day for the last election. The failure in Kamloops-North Thompson followed other failed recall bids of Liberal MLAs Ida Chong in Oak Bay, Don McRae in Comox Valley and Marc Dalton in Maple Ridge-Mission.

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bands signed a historic mining revenue-sharing agreement with the province. The Economic and Community Development Agreement, which was signed last August, will give the two bands 37.5 per cent of the mineraltax revenue collected by the province from the New Afton mine. It’s predicted the agreement will bring the two bands $30 million in revenue during the life of the mine, which is expected to be about 12 years. Tk’emlups Chief Shane Gottfriedson said the band has worked hard to create partnerships with the industry, which he noted are starting to pay off. He said the mine-sharing agreement for New Afton will kick in when the mine is fully operational in 2012. Though Gottfriedson considers the mining industry to be important to the TIB, he cautioned the band will be closely watching a pair of potential mines in the area. The TIB has come out in opposition of a potential mine project in the Heffley Creek area because it’s located on culturally sensitive Douglas Reserve land-claim area. Meantime, the TIB is working with Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. as its Ajax mine proposal just south of Kamloops makes its way through the province’s environmental process.

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IGHLAND VALLEY Copper (HVC) is marking its 25th year of operation — and what better time to announce an extension of the mine’s life? In February, HVC announced the development of a mine plan prolonging the life of the mine into 2025. Six years longer than expected, the extension of the mine life involves a push back of the historic Lornex Open Pit and is dependent on the approval of an amendment to Highland Valley Copper’s Mines Act permit. “We are going back and expanding that area to get at ore we can’t get at with our current configuration,” says Mark Freberg, Highland Valley Copper superintendent of environment and community affairs. “The mine must get

permits from the province for that work and we are working through that process now.” Along with the extended mine life comes millions of dollars estimated to be injected into the local economy of Kamloops and the surrounding area. The natural resources being mined from Highland Valley provide wealth to the area, but part of that wealth is being shared with many community agencies. The mine employs more than 1,200 people — and they never stop fundraising. “There area several initiatives at three different levels where Highland Valley Copper and its employees give back,” explains Freberg. Through the Teck Community Partnership Initiative, Teck Resources and Highland Valley Copper in 2010 donated more than

$270,000 to various charitable organizations in Kamloops, Logan Lake, Merritt and Ashcroft. Periodically, Highland Valley Copper gets access to this level of support and, recently, three Kamloops charitable organizations — the Children’s Art Festival, the Big Little Science Centre and the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games — each received

a donation of $25,000. Another level of support is one of the mine sites biggest fundraisers, the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way campaign. In 2010, employees raised approximately $282,000, with the company matching that amount, the 2010 HVC United Way contribution was $564,000. Through a series of

presentation lunches offered at the mine, all employees have the opportunity to learn more about the United Way and their member agencies. The lunch-speaker series attracts everyone with its splendid array of foods, from barbecued chicken and ribs to chocolate treats for dessert. The food is provided by the company and the

United Steelworkers Local 7619. “People come in and have a good lunch and watch a United Way video,” Freberg says. “We have people from the United Way and member agencies come in and talk about where the money is going and then the employees sign pledge cards. “Employees either pledge a single amount or have a specific amount deducted off a set number of cheques.” The third level of support is through fundraising events. In 2010 HVC continued to support Royal Inland Hospital Foundation by hosting its annual fly-fishing tournament on Trojan Pond, one of the mine’s reclaimed tailing ponds, a family ice-fishing derby and an open house. Since 1990, through fishing derbies, openhouse events and the

Mining for Miracles campaign in which employee contributions are matched by corporate donations, more than $580,000 has been donated toward patientcare equipment at Royal Inland Hospital. In addition to community fundraising, Highland Valley Copper will open its doors to the public with an openhouse celebrating 25 years of its operation. On Monday, Aug. 1, the public will have the opportunity to partake in the family day that showcases many aspects of mining, including a variety of tours, displays and entertainment. The day is also a fundraiser in support of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. HVC’s family day provides its visitors with an educational experience learning more about one of the largest base metal mines in Canada.

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Welcome to Graymont Quality Lime & Stone Products That Improve Your World Graymont is a family owned company whose management team and employees are dedicated to meeting or exceeding customer needs. The company is focused on high calcium and dolomitic lime, value added lime based products such as specialty hydrates and precipitated calcium carbonates, and in the aggregate and pulverized stone business. Graymont has been in the lime business for over 50 yearss and is among the leaders in the industry in adding new efficient plants and equipment and operates some of the most modern facilities on the continent. Graymont is the third largest producer of lime in North America. In Canada, Graymont subsidiaries have operations from New Brunswick to British Columbia. In addition to Graymont's lime interests, Graymont Materials, located in upstate New York and the d province of Quebec, provides construction stone, sand and e gravel, asphalt products and ready mix concrete for the infrastructure and general construction needs of the area. Graymont’s Pavilion Lime Plant located 35kms NW of Cache Creek on Hwy 99 has been in operation since 1974 and currently employ’s 40 people at the site. The mine is situated on Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation land on which they have a lease agreement. Graymonts Pavilion plant enjoys a strong relationship with Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation that Graymont is proud of. Limestone is mined off of the mountain by drilling and blasting and is then loaded onto 40 ton haul trucks and hauled to a crusher where it is crushed into 2” stone. The stone is then fed into the pre-heater ( this is the

cylinder shaped structure you see beside the steam stack as you drive by) and then into the kiln where it is cooked into quicklime for pulp mills, gold mines and even supplies Domtar to slake out impurities in their process. The two kilns have a combined annual production capacity of 183,960 tonnes. The kiln is heated by a coal fired burner, but b the company is looking into burning bio-mass to lower their carbon output. thei In 2003, Graymont became a part owner of Grupo Calidra. C Calidra is the largest lime producer in Mexico, with seventeen p production sites in Mexico and one in Honduras.The company, lilike Graymont, is privately held and mines some of the highest qu quality limestone deposits in Mexico. G Graymont and Calidra have a strong commitment to their ccustomers. Having placed a deliberate emphasis on lime prod production,both companies have successfully demonstrated a so solid history of growth. The result of this development is b both financial stability and access to adequate capital. Gr Graymont and Calidra have also dedicated specific re resources toward such important areas as quality control, g geology, engineering and environmental issues. Both ccompanies have also secured extensive, high-quality sstone reserves, ensuring a solid position for many years tto come. Graymont looks forward to continuing our work across North Ameri America and in so doing, helping to improve our environment, contributing to commun communities as a good neighbor, adding value as a responsible business partner, and continuing to provide high quality products to our customers.

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New Afton Moving Forward Quickly New Gold’s most immediate development project continued on schedule during the first quarter of 2011 and is expected to commence production in mid-2012. The project will be an underground mine and concentrator which is expected to produce an annual average of 85,000 ounces of gold, and 75 million pounds of copper.

During the first quarter of 2011, the New Afton underground development crews continued their advance, completing 1,580 metres of development. As development crews are now working at the base of the ore body, development ore continued to be transported to the surface stockpile which contained approximately 22,000 ore tonnes at the end of the first quarter of 2011. Highlights for the quarter included a record monthly underground advance of 571 metres for the month of March; continuation of conveyor transfer stations construction with anticipated conveyor start in Mid-2011; the pouring of over 1,000 cubic metres of concrete in reclaim and mill building; and completion of installations for buried services and overhead power poles in preparation for tie-in to 138kV power line. The company looks forward to production commencing by July 2012, as New Afton is expected to contribute significantly to New Gold’s current portfolio of operating assets. The project remains fully-funded with the cash on New Gold’s Balance Sheet exceeding the remaining targeted project capital costs. New Afton’s recruitment needs in 2011 have an emphasis in the latter part of the year focusing on employees for the mill concentrator. Visit us online for more career information and a complete listing of current employment opportunities.

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MINING WEEK

Drilling & Blasting Company Plays Important Role In Mining Industry British Columbia’s Rock Construction & Mining Inc. (RCMI) boasts more than 50 years of combined executive experience in rock excavation. It specializes in drilling & blasting applications such as road and highway construction, quarry and mine production, infrastructure foundations and hydro-electric development across Canada. President Peter Walker formed

RCMI has ongoing projects in the Mining Industry that require new pit development, pit floor leveling, wall control and specialized drilling. The specialized drilling in pit is to facilitate sump development to allow active de-watering programs. Rock Construction & Mining Inc. has also been involved in the pit development needs for quarry operations across Canada. We utilize both production bench drills and pioneering

the company in 2002 after many years in the excavation industry, and brought along several other experienced people. The company was founded with the philosophy of providing safe, efficient and guaranteed service, always knowing project parameters before a bid and always meeting client expectations.

machines needed for rough terrain, to meet the specific needs of the client. Our personnel are trained in the use of both bulk and packaged explosive products and all initiation systems to meet client production and cost requirements. RCMI has the professional experience to meet all safety and production parameters needed in today’s competitive markets.

Mining sector praised for sustainability Pierre Gratton, president of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), has commended B.C.’s mining sector for its steady progress in embracing responsible mining and sustainable development. “It is no longer enough to point to jobs and wealth creation and expect the public to support the mining industry,” Gratton said. “For mining to succeed today, we have to embrace sustainable development.” B.C.’s mining sector is in a period of renaissance. In fact, Gratton noted, B.C. is home to more new mining projects than any other jurisdiction in Canada and further expansion is underway. He said growth of this magnitude is possible only by earning the trust and confidence of British Columbians. To sustain this growth, Gratton said, the industry must continue to earn and maintain the public trust. He said efforts over the past several years show

Highland Valley Copper Celebrating 25 Years in the Community

Teck Highland Valley Copper is proud to be a part of the Kamloops region. For the past 25 years we have played a major role in the local economy and we will continue to do so for at least another decade. The mine employs over 1,200 people, with over half of them living in Kamloops.

What does this mean for the local economy? • Wages and benefits for the last year totaled $151 million. The spin-off benefit of that money goes towards local services, stores and businesses. It is estimated that for every job in mining, 1.7 other jobs are created. • If you add up the total numbers for the past 25 years, it works out to well over $1 billion dollars in wages paid into the local economy. • In addition, in 2010 the mine spent another $116 million for goods and services provided from 533 local vendors. Teck Highland Valley Copper’s contributions to government services are also significant. The operation is BC Hydro’s third largest customer. The mine pays about $57.7 million annually in taxes to various levels of government, including fuel, provincial, federal, hydro and property taxes.

Actively supporting initiatives in the region is important to us, in 2010 Teck Highland Valley Copper donated in excess of $358,000 to local charitable organizations. We are proud to say that both the company and the employees are major contributors to the United Way, BC Children’s Hospital, Royal Inland Hospital and other institutions. Our combined contributions to the United Way in 2010 totaled over $564,000. Teck Highland Valley Copper’s employees recognize that these organizations provide critical services to our communities. We have been recognized by the local United Way as the “Largest Corporate” and “Largest Employee” contributions for 22 consecutive years. Teck Highland Valley Copper has an active environmental management program covering regulatory compliance, waste management, reclamation and site decommissioning. Land reclamation is carried out on areas of the property where no further activities are planned. Over 6,200 hectares of land have been disturbed by mining activity. By the end of 2010, over 2,235 hectares (35%) had been revegetated.

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promising results: Recent surveys conducted by the MABC in communities across the province show consistent and significant support for mining. In fact, Gratton said, the industry is considered an environmentally responsible, safe and vital part of communities in many regions. The president said several MABC members have demonstrated their commitment to sustainable development for many years through adherence to leading initiatives such as the Mining Association of Canada’s

Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, while others are moving in this direction. “Sustainable development means something a little different in our industry than in some others,” Gratton said. “Though mines are finite, the industry’s contribution to human capital is ongoing,” he said. “By working closely with communities and First Nations, B.C.’s mining sector can play a major role in building stronger, more resilient communities that creates opportunities for their people.”

Restoration towards productive end land uses is an important aspect of the mining operation. Teck Highland Valley Copper, one of the largest copper-mining operations in the world will continue to be an intricate part of the community for years to come.

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LOCAL NEWS

Police warn users of ‘toxic heroin’ The same batch of toxic heroin believed to have claimed two lives in Kelowna may be on the way to the Tournament Capital. That’s the word from Kamloops Mounties this week as they caution local heroin users to be vigilant. “The key element here is to warn the street-level drug users,” said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned. “For the intravenous users here in town, they should be very cautious. There’s a distinct possibility that some of this bad heroin could have come into the Kamloops area.” Mounties in Kelowna are blaming a batch of “toxic heroin” for two sudden deaths in as many days earlier this week. On Monday, May 2, a 24-year-old man was found dead in a home. On Tuesday, May 3, a 21-year-old man died in his bed. Police in Kelowna said small amounts of heroin were found in both instances and the drugs have been sent off for analysis. Learned urged Kamloops drug users to take extra steps to ensure they know the origins of their drugs.

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Tranquille Road, sent one victim to hospital in critical condition and left another with slash wounds to his arm. The condition of the victim who suffered more serious injuries has since been upgraded to serious but stable. The suspect, who was released into the care of family members, is slated to make his first court appearance on May 19.

Arson update Police are continuing to investigate a pair of suspicious early-morning blazes last week. Emergency crews were called to a pair of fires at homes in the 400-block of Linden Avenue and the 400block of McGowan Street on April 28. Kamloops Fire Rescue investigators deemed the blazes suspicious and called in the RCMP. Kamloops Mounties have located an empty plastic gas can believed to have been used by the firestarter. The gas can was apparently stolen from a nearby shed. The investigation into the fires is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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A Kamloops woman who was reported missing by her family last week has been found safe and sound in Central Canada. Mounties say they located 31-year-old Leah Rochelle Dawn Johnson in a metropolitan area of Ontario. Johnson was reported missing after she failed to contact her family for more than a week.

Jail guard sentencing A Kamloops jail guard who last month pleaded guilty to assault charges stemming from an altercation he had with an inmate last year is expected to learn his fate today (May 6). Tom Buffie is scheduled to be sentenced in a Kamloops courtroom this morning after pleading guilty in March. The 53-year-old veteran corrections officer, who has worked as a jail guard for more than 20 years, admitted to assaulting Morten Joshua Creusot, a prolific offender, in Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre’s health unit on Jan. 14, 2010. Buffie grabbed Creusot by the neck and held him up against a wall. Court heard the entire incident, which was caught on video, lasted about three seconds.

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‘Santa Claus’ still on the lam Kamloops Mounties have released a composite sketch of the suspect in last month’s reported attempted abduction near Valleyview Arena. Dubbed the Santa Claus Kidnapper by media, police say the suspect is believed to be a man in his 60s or 70s with neatly kept long white hair and a bushy white beard. On April 1, a 20-yearold Kamloops woman called police to say she was driving down Highland Road from Juniper Ridge at about 1:30 a.m. when she stopped to offer assistance to a truck parked on the shoulder with its hazard lights on. The woman said she got out of her vehicle to help the driver, when he grabbed her and began to

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force her into his truck. The woman said she fought back, kicking the suspect in the groin and freeing herself from his grasp. Mounties weren’t informed of the incident until more than 12 hours later. The woman told investigators she didn’t want to wake up and upset her family. Kamloops RCMP

Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police are hoping the drawing will help them locate a suspect. “Anyone who recognizes the image from the composite sketch, if they believe that is someone they know, please contact Crime Stoppers or the police in your jurisdiction,” he said, noting few tips have been received. “There’s been very little information that’s come in, which is surprising,” he said. The suspect vehicle in the April 1 reported abduction attempt is described as a distinctive gold-coloured two-door 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup truck with a Dee Zee toolbox in the back. Investigators believe it has a blue and grey interior, and was bearing Alberta licence plates.

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The grand opening of The Cash Store, on April 28, at 1801 PrincetonKamloops Hwy, will join three other branches in Kamloops. Teamwork is one of the Core Values at The Cash Store; they have teamed up with two significant organizations to help battle diabetes. Partnering with the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Alberta Diabetes Institute, Cash Store Financial which operates as The Cash Store and Instaloans in over 200 communities across Canada has committed to raise 7.5 million dollars for diabetes research. With more than 9 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, the need is great. Cash Store Financial is committed to supporting the communities in which we do business. “We believe that part of building a successful business is to be actively engaged in developing strong, healthy communities”, said Erin Rayner, Manager of Philanthropy for Cash Store Financial. ‘New branch openings are one of our best opportunities to highlight the good work that our associates and partners are doing to improve the lives of Canadians.” Recently, at the grand opening of The Cash Store at 1801 Princeton-Kamloops Hwy, Wendy Lenny, the Branch Manager, presented the Canadian Diabetes Association with a donation of $2,000.00. The Cash Store offers a high degree of customer services in a welcoming, hassle-free environment. We have open-concept branches with no barriers between our associates and customers, allowing us to provide a superior level of customer service. We primarily act as a broker to facilitate small-sum, shortterm loan services to income-earning consumers, and offer a growing range of additional financial services and products, including bank accounts, prepaid MasterCards, and RIA money transfers, to name a few. “The Canadian Diabetes Association would like to thank Cash Store

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An election-day warning A complaint about road safety sparked city bylaw officers to issue warnings on election day (Monday, May 2) at the Cottonwood Avenue polling station in North Kamloops. Jon Wilson, the city’s community safety and enforcement manager, said “there was a specific complaint the street was

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Scott Nabata will face the toughest test of his young career at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships, which get underway in Prince Edward Island on May 23. “The people are a lot older, so it’s a lot different,” said Nabata, who’s been a fixture at KATTS Gym on the North Shore since he was 2. “Last year, I was the oldest in the category and, this year, I’m the youngest. The competition is a lot harder.” It’s a good thing the 15-year-old Sa-Hali secondary student, who will be competing in the 16- to 18-year old junior division at nationals, has the ability and desire recquired to rise to the occasion. His technical skill is undeniable — Nabata competed for the silvermedal winning Team B.C. at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax in February. He also won an allaround bronze medal in the tyro division (13- to 15-year olds) at last year’s nationals, which were held at the Tournament Capital Centre. Evidence of Nabata’s drive to succeed can be found in his speedy recovery from a broken back last summer.

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Doctors told him he would not be able to train for eight to 12 weeks after he fractured his T12, L1 and L2 vertebrae during a floor routine, but the determined high-flyer was back at KATTS four weeks later. If Nabata, who would like to be a dentist when he’s done with gymnastics, is going to excel at the next level, he will have to overcome a fear of trying maneuvers that require him to put his body on the line. “The scariest thing on every event is dismount because you’re all tired and you need to do a really big thing and stick it,” he said. “It’s hard to do when you’re out of breath.” It’s not that Nabata isn’t used to high-risk routines but, to win at the junior level, he will need to pull out all the stops. The dismount off the rings, for example, will see Nabata perform a doubletuck, full-twist 360 which, in laymen’s terms, is two full flips with a 360-degree turn thrown into the mix. Nabata considers the floor and pommel horse his strongest events; the parallel bars his weakest, although he has been improving as of late. “At the competitions I’ve gone to lately, I’ve gotten first or second [on the parallel bars], but I

feel like some of the skills are getting a little bit scarier and I need to work on them a little bit harder.” Hisayoshi Takahashi, known affectionately as Mr. T at KATTS, might be ready for a break from one of his best students, Nabata, who practises five days a week, four hours a day. “He has been really important,” Nabata said of his longtime gymnastics mentor, Mr. T. “He asked me before the summer last year what my goals were for this year and he’s just been pushing me to reach my goals.” Nabata is aiming for a top-five, all-around finish at nationals. His long-term gymnastics aspirations: “I hope to make the Olympics for 2016. That would be great. It’s my dream.”

KATTS GYM HOSTS INVITATIONAL MEET The KATTS Gymnastics Invitational, a competition featuring clubs from the Interior, is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. There will be three sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spectators are welcome. There is a $5 entry fee for adults and a $2 fee for children. KATTS Gym is located at 1-1121 12th St.

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The Wizards of Boz Twin brothers graduate from St. Ann’s Academy and sign on to play for the TRU WolfPack Two diamonds in the rough hidden at St. Ann’s Academy, a single A school in the River City. Not your averagesize diamonds, though — a pair of massive, six-foot-10 gemstones. That’s what TRU WolfPack men’s basketball coach Scott Clark might have found in the twin brothers Bozinovic, Blaz and Ivan. “They are big guys who run pretty well,” Clark said. “They catch on quick. They need to improve their practice and playing habits, but they are diamonds in the rough.” The Bozinovics were a big reason why St. Ann’s finished fifth at the provincial A high school basketball championship in March. “They only played one year of junior basketball after being cut in Grade 9, but they have worked hard and went from very raw projects to vital players

in our senior program,” St. Ann’s bench boss Robert Larson said. There were other university options for the twins, but they chose to stay at home and play for the Pack.

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“We were looking at the University of Saskatchewan,” said 18-year-old Blaz, who is 15 minutes older than Ivan. “But, TRU is a great school with a great facility and a great coach. “Why not stay home to study and play?” Both brothers plan to enrol in TRU’s bach-

elor of arts program. Finding a replacement for Greg Stewart, a 7-foot-2 forward who was named the Canadian Interuniversity Sports defensive player of the

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year, had to be atop Clark’s to-do list. It is far too early to say if either twin will be able to fill the graduated big man’s gargantuan kicks, but if they can develop the skill to match their size, who knows what the future holds. “A good big person will always beat a good small person,” the

Pack’s head coach said. “The key word here is “good.” “I think a bigger man — whether it be football, hockey or basketball — has an advantage over someone that is smaller. “The key will be whether or not they can gain advantages in strength, skill and competitiveness.” The Bozinovics’ father, Ivica, played basketball in Croatia against Toni Kukoc, who went on to play in the NBA. Playing so close to home, Blaz and Ivan will be able to take advice from pops and, as they have for the past 18 years, they will be able to count on each other. “When I am doubleteamed, I always look for him,” said Blaz, who averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. “The same thing goes for him.” — TRU sports information

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Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Cocktails at 6:00 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm Meeting to commence at 7:30 pm All active curling club members are welcome to come and enjoy a complimentary dinner and attend the meeting. Please email the pro shop at art@kamloopscurlingclub.com Or call 250-372-5432 to confirm your attendance Brynden Swint (left) of the Kamloops Excel competes for a ball in Pacific Coast Soccer League play. KTW File photo

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What a treat it must be for the Kamloops Excel to start the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) men’s premier season with a healthy roster after a 20092010 season filled with injury. “It seems like they’re all healthy right now, so I think, in the end, we’ll have one of those playoff berths and we’ll challenge for the title,� said Excel GM Frank Salituro, who stepped down as head coach after last season. Players who missed extended periods of time due to injury last season include Brynden Swint, Casey Cullen, Brett Nordin and Jason Burrows. “We should have

made it last year, but we were decimated by injuries,� Salituro said. “We’ve got a number of people back and it should be the strongest team that we’ve had yet.� The Excel will be coached by committee this season, with Aaron Kidd and Jamie Spendlove, both of whom still play, and Todd Vass, a former player, joining forces to coach the squad. “Frank [Spada], Ralph [Carrier] and I thought it was time to bring the youth into the organization and give them the opportunity,� Salituro said. Kamloops, which is entering its fifth year as a PCSL franchise, has never made the playoffs. The Excel came

close in 2009, missing the post-season on a goal-differential tiebreaker. Four of the league’s seven teams — Kamloops, Khalsa Sporting Club, Mid Isle FC, Okanagan Challenge, Surrey United SC, Vancouver Thunderbirds and Victoria United — qualify for the playoffs. Kamloops finished in sixth spot last season with a 4-6-6 record. Swint, Nordin, Spendlove, who’s brother, Sean, is also on the squad, Kyle Bowman,

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It’s a crapshoot, really. What kind of team the Kamloops Heat will field for any given Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) women’s reserve season is not usually known until a week or two before opening day. “It’s a little bit like university,” said Excel head coach Kelly Shantz, who assists TRU WolfPack women’s soccer head coach Tom McManus during Pack soccer season. “The faces change from year to year, with kids graduating and moving on and you never really know how it’s going to turnout.” Luckily for Shantz and the rest of the Heat, this year’s crop of players looks like a dandy. “We’ve got a great list of players,” Shantz said. “I’m very excited.” Expected to be the Heat’s backbone this season are TRU standouts defender Blair MacKay and midfielder Maddy Reid. “They’ve both been consistent, strong performers ever since their youth days and will be leading this team as well,” Shantz said. Bolstering Kamloops’ lineup will

be forward Frankee Bencher, a Kamloops product who plays for the Victoria Vikes. Kamloops is entering its fourth year in the PCSL’s women’s reserve division, which consists of under-21 teams. Each team is allowed to have five over-age players on its roster. The Heat have always been a force in the eight-team league (Chilliwack FC, Fraser Valley Action, Kelowna United, North Shore

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on TUESDAY, May 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the FIRE HALL Training Room, #1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, in order to afford all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the following amendments to the Official Community Plan Bylaw 670 and Zoning Bylaw 675, an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in this amendment. OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW 688, 2011 The intent of this bylaw is to change the designation of the property legally described as Lot 78, District Lot 2217, KDYD, Plan 30880, (276 Poplar Drive), from “General Residential” to “Neighbourhood Commercial”, to legalize parking for the Black Bull Pub. ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW 689, 2011 The intent of this bylaw is to: (a) rezone the property legally described as Lot 78, District Lot 2217, KDYD, Plan 30880, (276 Poplar Drive), from “R-1 Single Family Residential” to “C2 Neighbourhood Commercial”, to legalize parking for the Black Bull Pub as a covenant was previously placed on this lot, to allow this lot to meet the parking requirements for the Black Bull Pub.

(b) AND add under the C2 Neighbourhood Commercial Zone, Section 14.1 Permitted Uses, a new subsection “.6 restaurant”, to accommodate restaurant use in C2 zones as the owner of the Black Bull Pub would like to convert part of the pub into a restaurant. A copy of the above bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from May 6 to 17, 2011 inclusive, at the District Office, #I Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC. For further information concerning this matter you may contact the Chief Administrative Office at 523-6225. Carly Helgason (left) and Naomi Woolverton of the Kamloops Sunrays placed seventh overall in the 16- to 18-year-old duet division at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Calgary. Helgason also placed fifth overall in the solo division. Skye Griffith and Katrina Hohensee finished 11th in the duet category.

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Blazers select blueliner Thomson fourth overall The Kamloops Blazers selected defenceman Jordan Thomson with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 5, in Calgary. Thomson, a Wawanesa, Man., product, stands six feet tall and weighs 167 pounds. “Jordan is a dynamic and high-end defenceman that we are pleased to select,” Blazers’ director of player personnel Matt Recchi said. “He is an exceptional skater and displays a ton of character, competiveness and leadership in his game. “Jordan was the youngest player in the Manitoba midget AAA league and had an excellent season with the Southwest Cougars.” Thomson registered two goals, 16 points and 42 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Cougars last season. Being picked fourth overall makes Thomson the highest draft pick in Blazers’ history.

RiverDogs continue winning ways The Kamloops RiverDogs are off to a hot start in B.C. Minor Baseball Midget AAA League play. Kamloops swept the

Mid-Valley Saints on Saturday, April 30, and split with the Ridge Meadows Royals on Sunday, May 1, at the Canada Games Field. The Dogs now boast an 8-2 record heading into Saturday’s (May 7) doubleheader

(1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) with the Tri-City Indians at Canada Games Field.

Poker tourney at the Plaza Hotel B.C. Living Arts (BCLA) is hosting a

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Downhill mountain biking at Harper The Bicycle Cafe Kamloops is hosting the Twonicorn 5002, a Unicorn 500 downhill mountain bike race at Harper Mountain on Sunday May 8. Practice starts at 9 a.m. and racing starts at noon. The Unicorn series is a grassroots event designed to bring recreational riders and competitive racers together for an enjoyable kickoff to the racing and riding season, a press release said. The entry fee for Cycling BC-licensed racers is $45. A single-event license can also be purchased for an additional $10. The Kamloops Bike Riders Association (KBRA) will be hosting a BBQ at the event. Call 250-828-BIKE for more information.

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Pack look to finish regular season on high note The TRU WolfPack are 17-7 in Canadian College Baseball Conference play heading into the final week of the regular season. TRU won all four games it played on the weekend at Hillside Stadium, topping the Okanagan College Coyotes twice (5-2 on Saturday, April 30, and 7-5 on Sunday, May 1) and registering wins against the Vancouver Island Mariners (19-2 on Saturday and 8-0 on Sunday). The Pack are in Calgary this weekend for doubleheaders with the hometown Dinos and the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs. TRU will play host to the CCBC championship tournament from May 12 to May 15.

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Sunday, May 1, at Memorial Arena. Donahue (2) and

Chris Case scored for the Venom in the tie. The Venom are now 0-2-1 on the season ahead of Saturday’s (May 7) tilt with the Kamloops Rattlers. That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Memorial.

Senior Rattlers prepare for rematch The Armstrong Shamrocks topped the Kamloops Rattlers 5-4 in senior C lacrosse action at Memorial Arena on Friday, April 29.

A.J. Lockwood, Ryan Kurzak, Nathan Woldum and Ryland Derose scored in a losing cause for the Rattlers, who went with Mike Smith in net. Kamloops is now 1-1 on the season ahead of Friday night’s tilt

against the hometown Shamrocks at 8 p.m. at Nor-Val Arena.

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Gifford, Leahy perform well at Westerns Shayla Gifford and Sydney Leahy of the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre (KGTC) had successful outings at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Grand Prairie on the weekend (April 29 to May 1). Leahy scored 7.986 on the vault, 8.657 on the uneven bars, 6.885 on the balance beam, 8.028 on the floor exercise and 31.556 allaround. Gifford scored 7.771 on the vault, 8.0 on the Bars, 6.542 on the beam, 7.857 on the floor and 30.17 all-around. Both athletes are now preparing with their KGTC teammates for the KATTS Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday, May 7.

Venom lack sting in season openers The South Okanagan Flames doubled the Kamloops Venom in junior B Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action on Friday, April 29. Rob Peterson, Riley Donahue, Brett Defrias and Blaine Boomer scored for Kamloops, who went with Cody Mior in net. Kamloops tied Armstrong 3-3 on

5-2 win over Shuswap United in Salmon Arm on Sunday, May 1. Justin Donaldson (3) and Blake Mostyk (2) tallied for the Blaze. Kamloops hosts Kelowna United at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Singh Bowl.

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Friendly competition between shelters is the key to the Kamloops SPCA earning money in its biggest fundraising event of the year, the City Challenge. “We have been very successful in Kamloops because we’re very competitive,” said Kamloops branch manager Charleen Holloway. For the past eight years, shelters have fundraised while competing for bragging rights. Last year, Kamloops beat Prince George, raising $48,000. This year, Kamloops is taking on Nanaimo in what is being called “land versus sea.” “The money raised supports homeless ani-

mals,” Holloway said. The money will be put toward the costs of vaccinations, spaying and neutering, medicine and general animal care. “It costs $435 to care for an average cat and $475 to care for an average dog,” Holloway said. The Kamloops SPCA will start its events on Saturday, May 7 with a barbecue and bottle drive at the shelter from noon to 2 p.m. A dinner, auction, 50/50 and games will take place the same day at the Rock’n Firkin Sports Pub and Grill, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $13 and available at the shelter. The first annual Balls and Bats for Dogs and Cats Slow-pitch Tournament will be

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A sign of council approval He can hear that train a-idling One can only imagine how hard it can be to have a train idling right outside your house as you raise a young family. Sean Tantrum is a Dallas resident who knows exactly how it feels — and he’s hoping a future meeting between the city and CP Rail will help solve the problem. Since last fall, CP Rail has used the area near Tantrum’s home as a staging area for its trains. The resident said since the staging area moved, idling trains have been a noise problem for him, his wife and their young baby. This week, Tantrum

Kamloops photographer Kelly Funk has had a photo chosen to be included in the 2012 Home Hardware Charity Calendar. Funk’s photo is of the Wildlights Festival at the B.C. Wildlife Park and was submitted by the City of Kamloops and Communities in Bloom. The Charity Calendar raises money for the SickKids Foundation.

asked city council if there was any way the city could help him out. Though the city has no legislative power over the rail company, a sympathetic council has agreed to ask representatives from CP to come to a meeting at a later date to discuss the issue.

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Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________________________ Province _________Postal Code _______________Email Address ________________________________________ Parent Names _________________________________________________________________________________

August 22 - 26

6.) Online registration Now you will be able to register your child online in a quick and hassle free way.

5 & 6 year old Multi sport Development Basketball Development Soccer Kamloops Community Football Camp Kamloops Community Football Camp Kamloops Community Football Camp Development Tennis

French Language Camps Junior camp French language specialized multi Sport Camps Senior camp French language specialized multi Sport Camps

July 18 - 22 Morning Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

July 18 - 22

5.) WolfPack gear Upon the first day of your child’s camp they will receive a Sports Camps hat and T-shirt.

Supervised Lunch Hour Afternoon Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Grade 8 to 12 Football camps

July 25 - 29

4.) Development Packs This is going to be our speciality this summer. With the growth we experienced last year we wanted to make sure that each child still receive the personal attention that they needed. Development Pods ensure that the children will be working in groups no bigger than 15 during their development sessions.

July 11 - 15 Morning Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

9:00 AM

August 22 - 26 Morning Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Supervised Lunch hour Afternoon Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Age 12 to 14 Basketball camp Basketball Camp Age 15-17 Basketball Camp

Early drop off

$56.00

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

5 & 6 year old Multi sport Development Baseball Development Soccer Development Basketball

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 AM

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

5 & 6 year old Afternoon extra Multi sport Development Volleyball Development flag football Development Basketball Pick up All day

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $56.00 $220.00

1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 8:00 AM

4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Skill Development Camp Basketball

$125.00

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

School Attending (September 2011) _________________________________Grade:___________ Age: ___________ Birthday: _____________________________ Sex: M U F U

Care Card # ____________________________

Emergency Contact Name ________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact # ___________________________________________________________________________ Additional Names with Pick-Up Privileges for Junior WolfPack campers _____________________________________

Medical Alert Information ___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________ TRU Kayak Camp

$300.00

9:00 AM

4:00 PM

1. Camp Name _________________________________________________________ Fee ___________________ 2. Camp Name _________________________________________________________ Fee ___________________

August 29 - September 2 Morning Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Grade 7/8 elite Volleyball camp Supervised Lunch hour Afternoon Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Early drop off 5 & 6 year old Multi sport Development Tennis Development Soccer Volleyball grade 7 & 8

5 & 6 year old Afternoon extra Multi sport Development Baseball Development flag football Grade 9/10 Elite Volleyball camp Volleyball grade 9 & 10 Grade 8 to 12 Basketball camp Basketball Grade 8 to 12 Pick up All day

$56.00

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $161.00

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 AM

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $161.00 $176.00 $56.00 $220.00

1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 8:00 AM

4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

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Please note the time and date of the camps. Cash receipt will be returned to you in the mail. ENCLOSE: Cheque or Money Order payable to TRU. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. OR: VISA / American Express / Mastercard # ________________________________Expiry Date _________________ Name of Cardholder ____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian _________________________________________Date: _____________________

Grade 11 and 12 girls Elite Volleyball camp

Volleyball girls only grade 11 & 12

$151.00

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

The locally owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants of Kamloops and Merritt are proud to support the Thompson River University WolfPack Sports Camps this summer as the leading title sponsor. McDonald’s is committed to being a strong community partner and we’re thrilled to be involved in this initiative, which provides the local community’s youth with an opportunity to be active and learn important life skills that will benefit them for years to come.

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Aug. 15 - 19

1.) Multiple week registration If you sign your child up for more than one week a discount will be applied after the first week.

3.) Program Grouping by Age Children will be separated within each camp based on age.

Supervised Lunch Hour Afternoon Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

Age 7 to 10 golf camps Age 11 to 15 golf camps Grade 8 to 12 Volleyball camp

We would also like to take this time to inform you about the other advantages that TRU McDonald’s Sports camps has:

2.) Family rates/Team rates Need to register more than one child? We have you covered. If you are a guardian, or coach, for more than 1 child let us know and we will work to make it feasible for you!

Age 8 to 9 Football camps Age 10 to 11 Football camps Age 12 to 13 Football camps

End Time

8:00 AM

Aug. 22 29 - 26 Sept. 2

We are also thrilled about the new online registration; you can now register your child online at our website. This process will be quick and hassle free when you are registering your child.

July 4 - 8

Thanks for taking some time to see what TRU has to offer you this summer. We are very excited to tell you about the two new additions to the camps this year, the TRU Golf Camp. This camp will be instructed by the Wolfpack’s Head Golf coach Bill Billton Jr. And will take place at the Dunes Golf course, the home of the TRU Wolfpack golf team.

Start Time

$56.00

Early drop off

Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

Cost July 4 - 8 Morning Camps Age 5 to 6 camps Age 7 to 12 camps

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By signing this document you will have certain legal rights. I agree that Thompson Rivers University and/or proprietors will not be held responsible for any accidents or loss however caused and agree to release same from all claims or damages which may arise as a result, or by any reason of participation. I am aware that participation in recreation and athletics activity involves risk of personal injury. Coordinator reserves the right to refuse further participation to any camper for inappropriate behaviours.

TRU WolfPack Sport Camps provide the highest quality athletics programming and delivery each summer, resulting in a positive sporting experience for every participant. To learn more about how to register your child for the TRU / McDonald’s Sports Camp please visit www.tru.ca/athletics/ sportcamps/registration or call (250)377-6116.

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Potter discovers her own magic Tara Emary joins fellow artisans for annual Thompson Valley Potters Guild show By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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T WAS THE MAGIC THAT FIRST ATTRACTED TARA EMARY. She would watch artisans take “a pile of mud” and make something beautiful out of it. Emary found herself drawn to the many possibilities the potter’s wheel offered her — but her first several attempts just didn’t go the way she wanted them to when she worked up the courage to try to create the magic herself. Undaunted, Emary kept studying — and discovered a side to pottery that doesn’t require a wheel. Now, she works in slabs, rolling the clay into flat sheets and using them to create her own wonders. It’s as painstaking a process as using the wheel because, to create her art she needs templates, each of which she designs herself. That means visualizing the end result in her mind and translating it into those guides, something she calls “a very individual thing.” In her home studio, she’s made works that range from the artistic to the functional, from sculptures to bowls and tea pots. Her personal signature is the textures she uses, creating works “that invite you to feel them.” Emary will join fellow members of the Thompson Valley Potters Guild for its spring sale on Saturday, May 7, at Desert Gardens Community Centre, 540 Seymour St. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a range of creations. Emary is a relatively recent addition to the guild, joining it two years ago. When it was created in 1969, there were just seven potters; now, membership tops 40, some of whom have belonged for decades. A returning feature at the sale is the charity bowl, something guild members created a few years ago to give back to

Tara Emary finds her creative muse in her home studio, where she creates works of art through slab pottery. She’ll be taking part in the Thompson Valley Potters Guild spring sale on Saturday, May 7 at the Desert Gardens Community Centre. Dave Eagles/KTW

the community. Members create and sell soup bowls — a purchase also gets you a bowl of soup and a bun — and the money raised goes to a charity. This year, the guild is supporting the Marjorie Willougby Snowden Memorial

Hospice. For Emary, the sale is not only a chance to make some money but to put her art on display to the public. Each piece she’ll have at her booth will be unique, not only because of the design but because she doesn’t use glaz-

es but, rather, handpaints each one. “For me, I can’t compete with people who thrown on a wheel,” she said. “So what I have is my designs and the fact each one is different. “If I had to sacrifice that for the money, I couldn’t do it.”

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT May 26: KO, Daniel Wesley, Rebel Emergency, 19+ show, tickets at Long and McQuade. May 27 and May 28: The Young’Uns. June 3 and June 4: Texas Flood. June 9: Burlesque. June 10 and June 11: Earthbound. June 24 and June 25: The Serious Dogs.

Kamloops Convention Centre

125 Rogers Way kamloopsconvention.ca

May 14: The Boob Tour Standup Comedy Show, 8 p.m., $30, 19+ show in support of the Spirit Warriors breast-cancer survivors. Tickets for this show at Home

Hardware, 1325 Josep Way, or at Motivo Cafe, 229 Victoria St. and 449 Tranquille Rd. June 4: Big River: A Tribute to the Man In Black, 8 p.m., $25, 19+ show. Tickets at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.com.

Interior Savings Centre

300 Lorne St. May 31: Burton Cummings. Tickets are $57.50, $77.50 and $17.50. June 26: KISS. Tickets are $125, $145 and $175. Nov. 22: Gordon Lightfoot. Tickets are $69.75 and

$79.75. Tickets at the ISC box office, at ticketmaster.ca or at the Ticketmaster outlet in Sahali Centre Mall, 945 West Columbia St.

Rivers Night Club

Anita Eccleston is the featured performer at the last concert of the season by the Thompson Valley Community Orchestra. The singer-trumpet player will be using both instruments in Classics and Jazz at Calvary Community Church on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The program includes Music for the Royal Fireworks overture by Handel, Enigma Variaions IX: Nimrod by Elgar, Picclo Bolero by Mantovani, The Children of Sanchez by Chuck Mangione, a medley from Jesus Christ Superstar, selections from Porgy and Bess, a tribute to Louis Amstrong and a medley from Chicago. Eccleston performs her own arrangements of My Funny Valentine, I Fall in Love Too Easily, These Foolish Things and Summertime. Rehearsing with her is Tracy Clark on the bass.

843 Desmond Ave. May 3: A Night with Devon, 9 p.m. May 8: The Ruined, Throttlecaster and Padova, 8 p.m.

The Dirty Jersey

1200 Eighth St., thedirtyjersey.ca May 7: Big John Bates, 9 p.m., $15 at

the door. May 13: Alamagokus with Robb Hill and Brave by Numbers, 8 p.m., $5.

Art We Are

246 Victoria St. May 12: Abigail Lapell (abigaillapell. com, sonicbids.com/ abigaillapell), 8 p.m. May 20: Glenna Garramone. May 27: Alamagokus all-ages show, 6 p.m. May 28: Just Like That. May 29: Morning meditation with Therese Dorer. X See CLUB B3

355 Lansdowne St. riversnightclub.com

Friday, Saturday nights: DJs. Mondays: Industry Night. May 12: Yuk Yuk’s comedy night, cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and show at 8:30 p.m., $20 for dinner and show, $5 for 8 p.m. show only. May 16: Swollen Members, with The Diplomat and Sick Steen, 10 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door or $25 VIP in advance at Mountin High Pizza, 314 Victoria St., or email to lynch.chris@ live.com. VIP tickets include drink voucher, designated area and meet-andgreet with Swollen Members.

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May 13: Sharks! On Fire! with Ready Set Die and Say It In Colour, 8 p.m. May 14: Nosis and Drunken Idiots, 8 p.m. May 17: Sumner Brothers, 9 p.m., free. May 20: Blood Drunk, Kataplexis, Galgamex and Bridgeburner, 8 p.m. May 24: Michele Botel, 9 p.m. June 23: Cold Driven (colddriven. com), 9 p.m.

319 Victoria St., thebluegrotto.ca May 6 and May 7: Soupbone. May 12: Burlesque. May 13 and May 14: Wheelhouse. May 20 and May 21: Frapp City. May 25: David Gogo (davidgogo. org), 19+ show.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Bollywood bellydancing The bellies will be bouncing as Get Bent Active Arts Society presents Bollywood Bellydancers Love Tour on Saturday, May 7, at the Alumni Theatre in the Clocktower building at Thompson Rivers University. Tickets are $15 at Let’s Move, 925 McGill Rd. The show stars at 7 p.m.

Mainstage 2011 registration Early-bird regisration has begun for Mainstage 2011, the annual celebration of community theatre in the province. This is the second year Kamloops has hosted the event, which begins July 1 and continues to July 9. Registration forms are online at tbcmain-

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The Tara School of Irish Dancing hosts its year-end show, Erin Go Braugh, on Sunday, May 15 at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. Tickets are $15 and $13 for children, students and seniors, and are available at the Kamloops Live Box

Offie, 10-25 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.com.

All jazzed up Saxophonist Brent Mah and guitarist Alex Goodman — better known as the Mah/Goodman Quartet — perform on May 16 at Caffe Motivo, 229 Victoria

St. at 7:30 p.m. The duo has been called “the hottest young players around” by the Calgary Jazz Association. Tickets are $21 and are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-3745483, kamloopslive. com.

ANSWER TO APRIL 29 CROSSWORD PUZZLE Apologies for the non-appearance of the Canadiana Crossword in today’s issue. Check next Friday for a new puzzle!

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS IN LOGAN LAKE? Come to the Return-It™ Drop-Off Event:

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Club hopping

Date Sunday, May 8, 2011 Time 10 am – 3 pm

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Barnhartvale Coffee House 7370 Barnhartvale Rd.

Every Sunday: Dance to the country music of Vern Cave, 8 p.m., $8.

Central Station Pub

124 Fourth Ave. Every Friday: Rock trivia.

Plaza Heritage Hotel 405 Victoria St.

May 21: The Vaqueros, $20 at the hotel front desk.

Kami Inn 354 Victoria St. Every Saturday: Jam session, 2 p.m.

Westsyder Pub 3369 Westsyde Rd. Every Friday: Jam night, 9 p.m., hosted by Jim Cochran and friends. Bands, singers and musicians welcome.

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics. WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

IF I RETURN MY RECYCLABLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, HOW DO I KNOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WON’T BE SEEN OR STOLEN? For your own personal security you need to take adequate steps to ensure that no private data remains on your electronic products prior to donation or return to a Collection Site. Once an electronic item has been delivered to an Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site, it will not be reused. All items collected will be recycled. ESABC, Encorp, or Return-It™ does not accept any liability for any data that remains on your electronic products. WHAT IF I HAVE A TELEVISION OR COMPUTER MONITOR WITH A SMASHED SCREEN? Monitors and televisions with smashed screens are considered hazardous materials under provincial regulations and can only be accepted at specific locations as they require special handling procedures. Find these locations at return-it.ca/specialhandling.

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LONG AGO, FAR AWAY . . .

Beattie secondary students perform Long Ago, Far Away . . . — an evening of non-traditional renderings from one-act fairytales, including Beauty and the Beast and The Cinderella Story (An Unauthorized Version), directed by drama teacher Heather Murdoch, and The Ugly Duckling, directed by Grade 12 student Ariel Little. The show includes scenes from Theatrics, a play being written by senior students Joel ArnouldButler and Mitch Connolly. Performances are Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. There is an 11 a.m. matinee on May 11. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. ABOVE: Jamie Levere (back left), Sara Danielson and Lexie Stephanishin react as the prince (Kane Wright) and Cinderella (Jayde Ritchey) kiss during a rehearsal. LEFT: Jayde and Lexie rehearse another scene. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

Food, fun — and working to end cancer It’s a lofty goal, ending women’s cancer, and it requires equally determined support. Seven Kamloops women are stepping up to the challenge — and will be stepping out on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 as they try to do a 60-kilometre walk in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer in Vancouver. Terri Haggerty, Vessy Mochikas, Margaret Huff, Bev Moody, Tanya Alkerton, Connie Lacey and Teresa Foreman need to raise

$2,000 each to take part — all the money raised goes to the cause — and they’ve been busy with a lot of fundraisers in recent months. The next one is June 11, when the team hosts Breastfest, an evening of food and entertainment at Flavours of India, 550 West Columbia St. Supporting the team are Perry Tucker, Ben Neilson, Emily Jones, the Kamloops Glee Club, Juanita McIntyre, Chris Hum, Taryn Iadarola, Michelle Botel — and

there will likely be more before the first course is served. Tickets are $40 if bought before May 15 and increase to $50 after then. The event starts with Emily Jones performing at 4:30 p.m., with a different entertainer every half hour to 45 minutes. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and, during the meal, Tucker performs. The evening tentatively raps up with the glee club, McIntyre and Botel. Tickets are avail-

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able at the restaurant or from team members.

Mother’s Day Dinner Call to Book Your Table For Mother’s Day! Serving Dinner from 5pm Daily Lunch 11-2 Monday to Friday

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ALL BOATERS! • ALL AGES License mandatory THIS SEASON

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ATTENTION: Mandatory Boating Licensing Fishermen and Women! Do you need the Power Boat Licence? It is mandatory for all ages. Get it now! CALL CAPT JIM AT 250-318-0497 NOW FOR TESTING · GROUP TESTING AVAILABLE Capt.

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THE BORN LOSER

by Art & Chip Samsom

City of Kamloops

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

NEW! Curator Talk and Tour at the Museum

$4

Join our Curator and learn all about his job, the role of a curator and discover interesting facts about the latest exhibits and galleries.

BIG NATE

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Kamloops Museum May 11 1:30-2:30 PM Sat 171982 Curator Dennis Oomen

Downtown Guided Walking Tour with the Museum

$4

Join the Kamloops Museum for a guided walking tour of downtown Kamloops. Learn all about various buildings and their untold history, discover some interesting facts about Kamloops and hear local stories.

GRIZZWELLS

by Bill Schorr

Kamloops Museum May 19 1:00 - 2:30 PM Thu 173232

Ask a Geologist Day at the Museum $3 Ages: 5 - 99 Bring in samples and questions for local geologists to answer while viewing information on mining, rock hounding, and geology. Kamloops Museum May 7 1:00-3:30 PM Sat 165340

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Gardening Seminars with Kamloops Master Gardeners Old Courthouse Sat

$15

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Natural Pest Control

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

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Cuisine: Dale Bass dale@kamloopsthisweek.com Ph: 374-7467 Ext: 220

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Recipe from Spice Necklace by Ann Vanderhoof 12 frozen tart shells, thawed 1/4 cup coconut jam (recipe at nicefatgurdie.wordpress.com) 1 cup pastry cream (recipe follows) For the cake topping: 1 extra-large egg 3 tbsp. brown sugar 2 1/2 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Preheat oven to 375 F. To make the cake topping, beat the egg with the brown sugar until the mixture thickens, then gently stir in flour, lemon zest and vanilla. Spread about three-quarters of a teaspoon of jam in bottom of each tart shell. Top the jam with one heaping tablespoon of the pastry cream, leaving a little space for the cake topping. Cover the pastry cream with a layer of cake topping. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden. Pastry Cream 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp. flour 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 egg 1 cup light cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp. butter Combine sugar, flour and cornstarch in a small saucepan. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and cream. Add to dry ingredients and cook over medium heat, whisking to keep lump-free, until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Cover and cool completely before using.

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the wonderful stuff. No hammering, gouging, shredding, soaking or squeezing involved. Last week, though, as some of you will remember from the column that preceded this one, saw me in the kitchen with a whole coconut, shredding it for jam. X See GRATING B7

on vitamin D By Laura Hsu SPECIAL TO KTW

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ITAMIN D HAS BEEN GETTING A lot of attention in the press in recent years — and you’ve likely been told at some time that you should be getting a regular dose of this “sunshine vitamin.” Why is it so important? Vitamin D is a compound bodies are capable of making if exposed to adequate sunlight. It promotes the uptake of calcium in the gut and plays an important role in building and strengthening bones. Adequate vitamin D and calcium intake is essential for preventing osteoporosis, which can reduce bonefracture risk, especially in older adults. Research suggests vitamin D may also play a role in fighting infections, normalizing blood pressure and preventing autoimmune diseases. As with other vitamins, a certain level is needed to get the maximal benefits. For adults between 19 and 70, the established recommended dietary allowance (RDA) level is 600 IU per day. The RDA for adults over the age of 70 is 800 IU per day. The RDA for women who are pregnant or lactating is 600 IU per day. The level increases with age because kidneys become less able to convert vitamin D to its active form, so more is needed to get the same results. Certain segments of the population are at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency and should take extra care to make sure that they are getting enough. These include: ■ Older adults: The skin’s ability to make vitamin D becomes less effective with age; ■ People with limited sun exposure: Those who live in northern climates, spend most of the day indoors or consistently wear sunblock when outdoors; ■ People with darker skin: The higher amounts of pigment in skin reduces skin’s ability to produce vitamin D ■ People with certain medical conditions: Conditions that impair fat absorption (e.g. Crohn’s, cystic fibrosis) will affect vitamin D uptake as it is a fatsoluble vitamin Where is vitamin D found? Good sources include fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines, milk, and fortified soy or rice beverage. In addition, vitamin D is widely available in supplement form, either alone or as part of a multivitamin. Laura Hsu is a dietetic intern in Kamloops.

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Some of you even tried making the recipe, which likely means I have a few people who’d like to give me a piece of their mind. Except, that jam — whatever it may have cost in terms of time, frustration and grated knuckles — is very, very good. A stiffer, Caribbean version of that decadent filling that usually tops a German Chocolate Cake. The jam goes well with scones or, as intended, a filling for the Trinidadian “Torments of Love� tarts from Ann Vanderhoof’s travel/food memoir, The Spice Necklace — the book that inspired the column. To get to that jam, however, took nothing less than a hammer, five knives (to find the right two for scoring and levering), a carrot peeler (in

an attempt to carve away the layer of shell that remains, before switching to a turning knife) and a box grater. As it happens, though, once a half-inch shard of coconut has been grated down to one-quarter-inch nub, there’s nothing left to hold onto. Not even if you try to pincer it between a strawberry huller or pair of tongs. And the author wrote of box graters, not a much sharper microplaner, although the ultra-fine shavings would, I think, make for an elegantly textured jam. I suspect grating coconut is like a lot of other skills. Practice not only makes perfect, it makes efficient — though efficiency with this item is not now something I aim towards. Especially since, notably,

Hossack up for award Darcie Hossack is one of five nominated for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best English language short-fiction collection. Hossack’s book, Mennonites Don’t Dance, is competing with Crisp by R.W. Gray, Greedy Little Eyes by Billie Livingston, Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod and Bats or Swallows by Teri Vlassopoulos. First prize is $10,000 with two runners-up receiving $500 each. The winners will be announced in Toronto on May 28 at the annual general meeting of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

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’M ALWAYS UP FOR A GOOD JAUNT, BUT I’M NOT A FAN OF MAJOR HEIGHTS SO, WHEN BRENT, MY SHERPA-FIT HUSBAND, SUGGESTED WE CHECK OUT THE TUNDRA COMMUNITIES TRAIL, I GOT A LITTLE QUEASY. For the past four days, we had been in Colorado, exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, where 768 kilometres (359 miles) of hiking trails scroll its 265,770 heavenly acres. A quarter of these routes snake above the tree line and 60 peaks are higher than 3,700 metres (12,000 feet) — this being one of them. Step by step, I plodded through the alpine tundra, a region where only the hearty survive. A marmot told me I was too close by giving me his highpitched bark. A pika scurried off to seek refuge in his nearby craggy homestead. Flanking my route were 200 species of scruffy ground-huggers that will bloom briefly in summer. As I slowly ascended, my head felt light, my breathing became short and I wondered if I would be able to acclimatize. It had worked on the other hikes. On our first day, we had started off with an easy stroll through Moraine Park, once the melting basin of the Thompson Glacier, now a grassy plain, backed by a forested ridge and craggy peaks. The trail crosses a river and passes lodgings that share a piece of the past. In the 1920s, this area was home to three hotels, a post office and, eventually, a nine-hole golf course. Over recent years, it’s been restored back to its natural state.

Now, instead of luring golfers, it was a hot spot where the elk like to roam. The second day, we checked out the various options at Bear Lake. This hub is a bustling place, especially in summer and on weekends, when the Denver crowd arrives. A free shuttle service transported us from our trailer site to the trailhead, where a wheelchair-accessible loop provides a taste of wilderness to those who aren’t able to hike. “We’ve broken in our boots now,” Brent said. “Let’s head for higher ground.” A paved pathway that led to lily-pad Nymph Lake still felt like Grand Central and was not much more than a walk in the park, but the crowd and air thinned out as we took the skyward stairway 200 vertical feet higher to the trout-filled treasure of Dream Lake. For the grand finale, we hoofed upward to Emerald, a crystalclear jewel that shimmers in the shadow of Hallet Peak — and, in the silence we sat, mesmerized by the beauty. Although a tad stiff by our third day, we had our hiking legs and the craving to see more. The Rockies seem to have that effect on visitors, whether they come to check out the abundant wildlife or those omnipresent granite giants. There are lots of options for every ability level, from slow saunters to the challenging 4,346 metres

(14,259 feet) that makes up Longs Peak. Mills Lake and The Loch Fall are two hikes that fit somewhere in the middle and, after being dropped off by the shuttle at Glacier Gorge, we hiked them both. Thirteen kilometres in length, 1,200 feet in elevation and an entire day of spectacular sights: Cascading falls, forested moraines, Ice Age glaciers — and all backed by those impressive peaks. An easier way to view these beauties is to drive the Trail Ridge Road, a main artery that bridges the east to the west side of the park and links up the five campgrounds and visitors centers. Within an hour, this scenic route rises from the lush riparian grasslands to the alpine tundra where you’re given sweeping panoramas. At this road’s apex is the rooftop of the Rockies — and The Tundra Communities Trail. “It’s called the land of fierce extreme for good reason,” Brent said as the blustery wind cut through our jackets and the temperature plummetted to a frigid low. Although this paved trek is only a kilometre-long roundtrip, with every step, I felt a little dizzier and weaker. But, in this case, the pain was worth the gain. Even before cresting this summit, we had a 360-degree vista of the forever unfolding peaks. Many are topped with snow, some are pocketed with lakes and all rise majestical-

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Love for mom is flowering Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Whether she lives next door or across the country, send mom a beautiful fresh flower arrangement to celebrate her special day! Your local florist can design and deliver the perfect gift to Mom this year. A vase or basket of mom’s favourite flowers will be a welcome surprise. Lilies, roses and orchids are especially popular for Mother’s Day. With spring in full swing, tulips and daisies are abundant as well. Ask your local florist for creative suggestions based on your mom’s favourite floral variety and/or colours. You may also find that they have some unique/specialty vases or containers available to showcase mom’s blooms. A green or blooming plant can be delivered with your Mother’s Day message. A decorative bow can be added for that special touch. Fresh-cut flowers can also be added to a planted gift for an extra splash of colour. A floral centerpiece can be created just for mom to highlight her table of homecooked meals, for which she is so famous. Centerpieces can even be designed with a candle as an extra keepsake for Mother’s Day.

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Spring into safeguarding your home add to your to-do list. • To prevent falls: Install handrails on both sides of the stairs; ensure that stairways and landings are properly lit; and use a stepladder instead of a chair or stool to reach for things up high. • To prevent poisoning: Keep cleaning products in their original containers and avoid mixing them together; use medications only as advised by your doctor or pharmacist; install carbon monoxide detectors; and keep the poison-control line handy (1-800-222-1222). • To prevent fires and burns: Make sure your smoke alarms are working; keep space heaters at least three feet away from

June is Home Safety Month, so now is the time to prepare. If you have been meaning to shore up the railing on your stairs or screw in your smoke alarm after your last round with burnt toast, get at it. The Home Safety Council (HSC) reports about 55 people die and some 58,000 people are injured every day in their homes because of mostly avoidable accidents. With the Hands-on Home campaign, the non-profit HSC reminds us to go through our homes with an eagle’s eye for possible dangers. Here are a few items you might want to

walls and furniture; extinguish candles when you leave the room; and, if you smoke, do so outside and fill your ashtray with water before disposing of the butts. • To prevent accidents with water: Install a high fence around your pool or spa; keep your hot water heater set to 120 F or lower; empty wading pools and even buckets of water after use and store them upside down. The Home Security Council has many other resources for families, including tips for childproofing the home and disaster preparedness strategies. For more information, visit its website at homesecuritycouncil.org.

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Yes! Screen me in! One of my best childhood memories is of visiting my grandmother. She had a wonderful summer kitchen, where it was always cool and breezy. It was comfy and peaceful, protected from direct sunshine and bad weather. The screen door creaked and closed with a bang, its tightly coiled spring a sound of pure country. When I close my eyes, I can still hear that door, and the murmur of adults chatting on the porch, making the most of summer evenings. Summer kitchens seem a thing of the past, but home renovators can recreate the unique feel of an oldfashioned veranda with a screened-in porch. In addition to enhancing the value of your home, partially enclosing a porch will prolong its life manyfold. An enclosed porch gives the impression of being outside while being protected from rain, wind, and mosquitoes.

It’s a patio transformed into an extra room in the home, with the additional advantage of comfort and dryness. In other words, it captures summer at its best! This can be a very affordable project, as screens are a lot less expensive than the large windows required for three- and fourseason porches.

Do-it-yourselfers can build their own porches, with some guidance from a building materials or renovators store. For a few dollars, you can even obtain plans for this type of construction. With just a little bit of effort, and a springed screen door, summer living at your home can be just like it was in the good old days!

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Making marks on a mother’s heart IMMY DEAN, THE COUNTRYWESTERN SINGER, DID A NUMBER THAT LEAVES LISTENERS WITH A BIG KNOT IN THEIR THROATS. It’s titled I Owe You. In the song, a man is looking through his wallet and comes across a number of long-standing “I owe yous” to his mother, which he names, one by one. Borrowing that idea, it might be good for many of us, who have NARAYAN MITRA been guilty of presumption, You Gotta Have to unfold some FAITH our own “I owe yous” that might have turned yellow with age. If we would only consider the priceless value of the one woman who made our life possible — our mother — it would help us avoid many a trips to the psychiatrists and the rehab centres. And, if there’s one attitude families are guilty of more than any other when it comes to mothers, it’s presumption — taking them for granted, being nearly blind on occasion to the load moms carry. Think about her example, her support, her counsel, her humour, her humility, her hospitality, her insight, her patience and her sacrifices.

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Also, perhaps her faith, her hope, her love. U.S. president Abraham Lincoln was right when he said: “He is not poor who had a godly mother.” Yes, indebted, but not poor. The spiritual value of women’s work has been given little credence in Western Christianity. As in ancient Greece, men are still often seen as more capable of sustained philosophical and theological reflection, while women are tied to earth in the messy physical work of childbearing and raising. But, mothering is not only about folding hands and closing eyes. As the daily life of a mother is more physical and immediate, so is her experience of God. Crankiness can murture quick forgiveness; exhaustion calls for humility and community. And, best of all, children themselves provide unlimited chances to live in gratitude and joy. Practising conventional disciplines, when she is able, prepares her to simply practise the presence of God in seasons of life filled with disorder. Many great men of past, including biblical characters like Moses, Samuel and Timothy, have been richly blessed by what they learned at their mothers’ knees. In Proverbs 31, the Bible devotes a section entirely in praise of women, probably because men see to their own plaudits sufficiently well. The person described in this passage is

at once a woman, a wife, and a working mother. Her personal worth, practical works, prudent words, and her profound wealth set her apart from the rest of the society. Some principles that apply from the said scripture passage are: He is most manly who treats a woman with profound respect. She is most womanly who inspires and enforces it. The Word of God castigates a battle of the sexes as sheer nonsense. Though acknowledging the reality of working mothers, the passage idealizes the woman’s commitment to raising a family. Most of all, it declares that motherly virtues are chiefly rooted in the fear of God (Prov.31:30). All other virtues of womanhood rest on this worth that God places. Susanna Wesley, mother of Charles and John Wesley, used one hour daily in prayer, praying for her 19 children. Besides that, she took each child separately for a full hour each week to discuss spiritual matters with him or her. No wonder the two Wesley brothers were used of God to bring blessing to all of England and much of America. The yearnings of a godly mother’s heart left rich legacies indeed. Her motto: Subdue self-will in a child and work together with God to save his soul, teach a child to pray as soon as he or she can speak, never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed, but punish no fault which is freely confessed.

This would prevent lying. In our times, long hours, undefined pay, and guilt-ridden retirement years seem to be the givens for what is known as “the second oldest profession” that is motherhood. But, about 85 years ago, Anne Jarvis campaigned for the observance of Mother’s Day. Now it is the day when most phone calls are made and most flowers and gifts sold and bought for mothers. On a day dedicated to her, it is easy to idealize a wonder mother in such a way as to make real mothers stagger under the weight of such expectations. The monastics of yore developed many spiritual disciplines which valued regularity and solitude. Words like rule and order describe them. Family life, while no less holy than monastic life, makes consistent order impossible. In reality, the wild rhythm of parenting cannot provide the only model for spiritual discipline. Though the spirituality of a mother with children might look little like that of a monk, the same grace can be sought by her by drawing on the same grace of God available to anyone seeking it.

Narayan Mitra is a chaplain at Thompson Rivers University.

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KAY MARIE FINCH June 21, 1936 ~ April 29 2011 Kay Marie Finch passed away at the Kamloops Hospice House on the evening of Friday April 29th 2011. She leaves her two daughters Lynia MacDonald (nee Danielson) (Rob) and Georgina Lestander (nee Danielson) (Larry), grandchildren Jared Boyd, Erin Cooper (Chris), Noeleane Boyd, Candice Suecroft (Brent), Chelsea Lestander and two great grandchildren Ryder and Finn Cooper.  y Gramma to Corry Selishia & Astraea. Thank you to her good friend Shirley Woytula and wonderful long time friend Marie Bird for being there especially during her final days. Kay was born in Spalding Saskatchewan and moved to McBride BC at the age of 15. In McBride she attended the CGIT which stood for either the cutest or the craziest girls in town. She made teen friends there who she stayed in touch with throughout the years. Kay worked at Tranquille School for several years as a hairdresser to the residents in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Kay was a gypsy at heart living in several places from Chase to Pritchard to Logan Lake. She always felt Kamloops was home and enjoyed living close to her family here. She loved to garden, create unique crafts and recently enjoyed the wonder of facebook. Kay had a generous giving heart and her door was always open to anyone in need. She loved animals and was most content sitting in her comfy chair with “squeak” purring on her lap. Kay met her friend Shirley in her last year of life, their companionship was like the sister neither one of them had had. They enjoyed lunches, laughs and finding treasures at the local thrift stores. Kay always had an ear to listen and arms to hug, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Thank you to Ralph and M.J. Finch and the rest of the Finch family for being there for Mom whenever needed. Thank you also to Dr. Hollman and the staff at the Kamloops Hospice House. There will be an informal gathering for family and friends at Cottonwood Manor 730 Cottonwood (North Shore) in the Dogwood room on Sunday May 8 2011 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice House.

KELLY 1976 ~ 2011 Melinda Ann Kelly of Kamloops passed away on April 28, 2011 at 34 years of age. Survived by her loving children Brandon Troy Lupasko and Bryton Trevor Lupasko of Kamloops, also, Mother BarbaraJean Marquardt, Dad Cory Marquardt, Father Les Kelly DeLeeuw, Brother Chris Kelly, Sister Kristal & her husband Scott Watson, Brother Robbie Marquardt, Nephew Randy, Pam & Doug Lupasko along with thier son Adam, Aunty Cathy & Uncle Don, Grandma Pearson, Great Uncle Dwayne & Sharon, along with numerous cousins. Predeceased by Ian Lupasko, Grandpa Alvin, Aunty Brenda Schwab, Uncle Darren, Uncle John, Aunty Brenda Kelly. Melinda was a loving, caring mother to her two boys who were her shining stars. She loved all animals especially her cats Snickers and Bear. Other activities included crafts, spending time with her family, listening to music and she was very passionate about children.

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January 10, 1936 - April 30, 2011 On April 30, 2011 Nick Rezeli of Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, with his family by his side, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Nick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gloria; daughter Jacquie (Elliot) of Cochrane, Alberta; son Darren of Kamloops, BC; grandsons Solomon and Arlo Searle of Cochrane, Alberta; sisters Kathy (Alec) Sandorne, Bubba Gesztesi, and Tutti Turi. He is predeceased by his parents Ference and Maria Rezeli. Nick was born in Zirc, Hungary. His family remained, but he left and made his way to Canada in 1956 after Áeeing the Hungarian Revolution. He ventured into the interior and ended up in Kamloops, BC. There he met the love of his life, Gloria, in 1965, and a few years later he established NR Builders. With NR Builders, Nick has built more than 400 homes in the Kamloops area. In 2008, Nick was named a life member of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Interior Chapter, the Àrst builder to receive such an honour. Nick has also been very well respected and well-known member of the soccer community in Kamloops for over 45 years. He has been involved in the game as a player, coach, sponsor, and as a fan. Nick will be fondly remembered for his love and devotion to his family, his friends, the beautiful game of soccer, and a good bottle of red wine. The family would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the staff and many volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their tremendous care and compassion during Nick’s illness. A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 am at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, with Pastor Don Maione ofÀciating. In lieu of Áowers, please make donations in Nick’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent. South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 (250-372-1336). Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

DOLORES LANGTON MAY 17, 1939 ~ MAY 1, 2011 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dolores Virginia Langton (nee Zurowski) who devoted her life serving others.

Special thank you to all the 7th floor staff at Royal Inland Hospital. Thank you to all the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. Also a special thank you to Sister Annalicia for her comforting visits with Mom. A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at 521 Coyote Drive, Kamloops, B.C. Donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Helen would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

Anna Marie RANDE Dec. 16, 1927 - May 7, 2008

Survived by husband Fred Langton, two daughters Penny (Brian) Brown and Robin (Bernie) Cash and stepdaughter Gail (John) Parlby, five grandchildren Brinley, Micheal, Richard (Heather), Steven (Tracy) and Shira, three step grandchildren Kerri (Tony), Kelly (Mackayla) and Roy, and 13 great grandchildren. Dolores was born in Regina, Saskatchewan where she was raised along with her two sisters in a Catholic Convent in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. She left to spread her wings at the tender age of 14 and a few years later she met and married her first husband George Cash and had two children Penny and Bobbie. Seven years after the death of her infant son Bobbie, daughter Robin was born. Dolores moved around a lot trying to find a place to settle and call home. She loved to tend bar in her early years and working at various jobs that always involved helping people in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and Blaine, Washington, eventually settling in Kamloops in 1992. There she met and married Fred Langton in 2002. In her later years she went back to school and received her Care Aide Certification where she found her greatest passion working with the seniors at Cariboo Manor. She was very proud of her job there. Dolores was a very kind caring person and was loved by all who knew her. She never turned her back on anyone in need, always being there to help in anyway she could. She was strong willed and very talented. She loved finding a new craft to make and then sharing it with everyone. Mostly she was a mother and a friend to all that knew her, she will be deeply missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

A Celebration of Dolores’s Life will be held at 2 pm on Friday, May 20, 2011 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

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 ³elds of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush,

On May 1, 2011 Mrs. Helen Louise Babuin passed away peacefully at Kamloops Hospice Home at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her husband Albert and four daughters Sharon (Dennis) of 100 Mile House, Gaye (Trevor) of Kelowna, Lora (Rene) and Dolores both of Kamloops; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and her sister Rosemary Pybus and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two sisters Irene Williams and Audrey Scott, first husband Irving (George) Cash, infant son Robert Cash, and stepson Mel Cash.

Melinda was born the 4th of October, 1976 in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Along with her family she moved to Kamloops in 1985. Melinda lived the rest of her life here where she went to school and started her family. A memorial to celebrate Melinda’s life will be held at The Kamloops Funeral home at 1:00 pm Friday, May 6th. A special thanks to all of the people who have cared for and helped Melinda.

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May 1, 1929 - April 27, 2011 Adam Reichert A Builder of Fine Homes Adam was born in Parry Saskatchewan May 1, 1929, son of John and Elizabeth Reichert. His parents died when he was 5 years old and he was raised by older sister Katy in Blue Sky, Alberta. Adam set out at the age of 15 armed with hard work and determination. He worked various jobs until he found his niche building homes. Adam and Lee married in 1956, moved around the prairies and lower mainland building homes and having kids. Adam fell in love with the Kamloops area and made it home for his family in 1970. Adam earned a well deserved reputation for making quality homes. He took pride in all aspects of home building, from the footings to the cabinets and finishing work. He 'retired' to Scotch Creek, BC, which really meant his shop moved. A day of working and fishing followed by a glass of wine on the deck at 4 was how life was lived, except for those darn jet skis. The Shuswap is where he felt comfortable. It was his home; it was part of who he was. Travelling meant being away from the lake, and if it was snowing on the Coq, even more reason to go home. Adam loved yellow labs, children, Dubya, Fox news, Young & Restless, real country music, crusin' in the Grew. He suffered a stroke January 6th and fought the fight until April 27th. Adam was predeceased by 5 sisters and 2 brothers, and survived by his brother Joe & Mary. Also mourning is his family he was so proud of and who meant so much to him. His wife and best friend Lee, daughter Debra & John, grandsons Jared, Joel and Delaney, son Clayton & Cathy, granddaughters Rene and Andrea, son Kelly & Debi, grandchildren Hailey and Spencer, son Randy & Kelley, granddaughter Gabrielle. Service will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase, May7th at 1:00PM, and reception at Creek side Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society (www.arthritis.ca) are appreciated.

In memory of Dolores, please send donations to the Cariboo Manor Society, 831 Serle Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B 6L7 in lieu of flowers.

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March 15, 1914 to May 6, 2004

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Memories of you come our way, Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, loved, always dear. Love from your family, Denise, Kevin, Taylor, Matthew, Chelsey, Keith, Shannon, Brycen, Nicole and Gene

Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling ´ight. I am the start-shine of the night. I am in the ´owers 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,

Our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Tended her Áower garden well And each petal’s perfume We still seem to smell We love and miss you Lila Parsons, Sandy, Dave and Cindy, Larry and Tara, Joyce and Jon, Mike, Landon, Keaton, Easton, Kyra, Cal, Josh & Dan 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

FRIDAY, May 6, 2011 ❖ B23

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Your community. Your classifieds.

250.371.4949 INDEX

fax 250.374.1033 email classifieds@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

Regular Classified Rates

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

Based on 3 lines

Merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’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

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

BONUS (pick up only): • 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions • FREE 6” 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)

1 Issue...................................$16.30 1 Week ..................................$31.50 1 Month ............................. $104.00 Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

Announcements

Announcements

Announcements

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Anniversaries

Coming Events

Lost & Found

Help Wanted

FREE TRAM RIDES

LOST: Apple IPOD Classic black. Finder’s award 50$, has family fotos on it. Call 250-376-2693 or thmcdn@gmx.ch

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Hell’s Gate Airtram

LOST Lrg Purple Charoite Silver Ring @ TRU Old Main. Reward (250) 579-5270

Word Classified Deadlines •

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

2pm Monday for Wednesday’s Paper. 2pm Wednesday for Friday’s Paper.

Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified 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.

VICTORIA DAY DEADLINE CHANGE Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2011 for the Victoria Day Statutory Holiday.

in the Scenic Fraser Canyon presents

Canyon Appreciation Day May 8, 10 am - 5 pm Live entertainment, food & tons of fun for the whole family!

Season Passes $6.00

Buy, Rent, Sell! Children Childcare Available

604-867-9277 hellsgateairtram.com.

SPACES available. All ages Lunch & snacks provided, 16yrs exp. Call 250-371-7570

Information

Employment

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.

Please note the following Classified Deadline Change:

Business Opportunities

PERFECT Part-Time

Coming Events

2 Days Per Week

~ 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.

Call toll free 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com

Education/Trade Schools

FOODSAFE Course by certified Instructor May 14th 8:30am-4:30pm $60 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

COMMUNITY CALENDAR go to

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Financial Aid Available (for qualified students)

Taylor Pro Training Ltd.

Personals Need for Prayer! We will pray for you for a period of up to 2 weeks. Phone St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Community in Prayer Line 250-851-4202.

Lost & Found

your event.

Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers

250.828.0038 www.betweenfriendsdaycare.ca

Call 1-855-535-FLAG (3524) to register or visit our website @ www.readysetflag.ca

EVERYONE APPROVED.

1-877-852-1122 PRO-TEL RECONNECT

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.

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. May 7th& 8th Saturday & Sunday P.A.L. Sat. May 14th . Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Bill

250-376-7970

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. www.iheschool.com 1-866399-3853

Help Wanted I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Join Canada's #1 Bulk Food Franchise

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 • Call (250)717-0412

www.counsellortraining.com

PCTIA

ACCREDITED

KELOWNA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

PART TIME ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT ICS is seeking an experienced accounting assistant to perform day to day accounting and administrative duties.

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.

Get ready for the busy season with this 2 day, WorkSafe BC approved Traffic Control Person Training Program. Next course May 14th & 15th in Kamloops.

PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help!

Work with adults/youth in community agencies and private practice.

Opportunity

LOST: Apple IPOD Classic black. Finder’s award 50$, has family fotos on it. Call 250-376-2693 or thmcdn@gmx.ch

and click on the calendar to place

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

Mountain & City Training Heavy Equipment Operator Training

EARN YOUR DIPLOMA IN 1 YEAR!

call 250-374-0462

If you have an

Education/Trade Schools

INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY?

The deadline for Wednesday May 25th paper will be Friday, May 20th at 11AM.

upcoming event for our

CAL-GAS INC. B-TRAIN DRIVER Based out of Kamloops B.C to transport bulk propane from various refineries to various locations in Southern B.C Ideal candidates will have a clean Class 1 Lic & 5 years Hwy driving exp. hauling Liquids and/or Dangerous Goods. Cal-Gas offers Comp. rates & benefits If you are interested in a career opportunity, submit resume with a current driver’s abstract to: humanresources@calgasinc.com or fax: (403) 279-9098 Attn: Logistics Coordinator

BC Traffic Control Course

The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years post secondary education in accounting or business administration and three years of recent related experience.

Please submit your application in writing to: INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES Attn: Trisha Elliott 765 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC V2B 3J3 Fax: 250-376-3040 by May 11, 2011 Email: telliott@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

We are Canada’s largest bulk food retailer with over 170 stores across Canada. Our stores are located in all provinces. Franchise opportunities are now available in these markets:

Vernon, Kelowna & Kamloops Since 1982, the Bulk Barn name has been synonymous with premium quality bulk products and complementary packaged items. Our amazing assortment of over 4,000 products has provided a unique shopping experience to millions of customers. The growth and success of the Bulk Barn franchise is based on a proven system. Each store is built on a turnkey arrangement. This includes a standard equipment package, comprehensive start-up and on-site training, ongoing corporate support and yearround advertising and promotion programs. Do you have the desire to own and operate your own business? The cost of a franchise, including the initial franchise fee, is a minimum of $500,000 or higher, depending on store size and location. One-third of the franchise cost must be unencumbered cash. For more information, please contact: Franchising Department, Bulk Barn Foods Limited 55 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3Y2 Phone: 905-886-6756 Ext: 289 Fax: 905-886-3717

OR visit our website at

www.bulkbarn.ca

Canada's largest bulk food retailer

B24 ❖ FRIDAY, May 6, 2011 Employment Help Wanted

NOW HIRING PART-TIME CASHIER Sales experience required. Apply within to Heather Toles Shoppers Drug Mart, Columbia Place

ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 Attention Students SUMMER WORK Flex sched, $17 base-appt, customer sales/service, conditions apply no exp needed, 434-8031 summeropenings.ca Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilfield construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 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. EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare & present appeals. Bernie Hughes Toll Free 1877-581-1122. Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 L.S.MCLELLAN TRUCKING Cranbrook, BC Looking for Owner Operators with or without own equipment. We offer year round stable work, excellent work environment, flexibility, benefit pkg. You will need to have min 5 years exp, clean abstract, FAST card or passport, well maintained equipment. More info call Ken at 877-717-2988 or fax resume to 250-417-2982 or email ken@ lsmclellantrucking.com

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or Email : admin@mscsteel.com

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

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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.

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. Stuck On Designs, a growing print and customized clothing shop, is currently seeking an experienced full time designer. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Must be able to work with clients, meet deadlines, multi task and function well in a team environment. stuckon@citytel.net or fax 250-624-6160

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

Work Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Services

ACCENT INNS in Kamloops Permanent Part-time. Night auditor with warm and friendly personality who will enjoy the unique challenges of “steering the ship” through the wee hours of the night. The successful candidate will have exp. in delivering great customer service, be computer savvy and be a stickler for detail. Shifts will be weekends and holidays. Excellent wages and benefits. Accent Inns is a dynamic BC-Owned family business voted #3 in the hospitality sector for Best Company to Work For in BC in 2010. Apply in person to 1325 Columbia Street West or fax to (250) 372-0507

Financial Services

Insurance EARN EXTRA $$$$$

Deliver Newspapers for Kamloops This Week Wednesday Fridays

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hydraulic loader/hoe chucker for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

NEED CASH TODAY?

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

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346

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

Fitness/Exercise

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

Please apply with resume.

Help Wanted

250-624-6060

MERVO’S COFFEE SHOP

Fax: 250-624-6160

COOK WANTED

404 McBride Street Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3G2

WESTERN/THAI CUISINE

stuckon@citytel.net www.stuckondesigns.net

LOCATION 289 Tranquille Road Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 3G2 Drop resume at our location between 9am and 3pm

Full time position offers challenges, variety and the opportunity to be part of a successful professional arts organization. Responsibilities include dealing with the public, word processing, database management, event planning and volunteer coordination. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. Use of own vehicle is required. Strong background and interest in music preferred.

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Mail or email resume with references to: Kathy Humphreys, General Manager Kamloops Symphony Box 57, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K3 kathy@kamloopssymphony.com

ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICIAN TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking an Electrician to join our team in Armstrong, BC. The Lumber Division in Armstrong is a leading manufacturer of stud products in both domestic and foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program. • Competitive wages • Development opportunities • On-going training • Dynamic and challenging environment • Stable employment Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by May 15, 2011. Email: opportunities@tolko.com or Fax: 250-546-2240

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• computer skills and experience including Microsoft Office • organizational skills • attention to detail • written and oral communication skills • friendly and helpful telephone manner • spelling and number accuracy

Trades, Technical

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY

Administrative Assistant Application Deadline: May 6, 2011

Trades, Technical

KAMLOOPS

Permanent Full Time 40 hrs per week. Vacancy (1) $13.10 per hour

We are looking to fill the following position:

Fax: 250.376-3040

JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS

Must be able to work with clients, meet deadlines, multi task and function well in a team environment.

• Prepare and cook Thai and Western dishes/foods. • Plan menus and work with minimal supervision. • Estimate food requirements and costs. • Inspect kitchens and food service areas. • Order supplies and equipment. • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment.

Please submit your resume to Jhenna Owen. INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES Attn: jowen@interiorcommuntiyservices.bc.ca www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

for a route near you!

Stuck On Designs, a growing print and customized clothing shop, is currently seeking an experienced full time designer. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must.

Call now! 250-374-0462

ICS is seeking casual on call employees to work in a variety of programs delivering services to youth in residential settings. Applicants suited for this position would possess a passion for working with youth, flexibility in their schedule and the commitment to provide high quality service. Successful applicants must have a minimum 2 year diploma in the Human Service field. Wage Starting at $17.63/hour.

call 250-374-0462

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Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Legal Services

Painting & Decorating

Pets

Furniture

Acreage for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Houses For Sale

Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081

3PC 100% LEATHER SET

3191 YELLOWHEAD HWY

ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

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

Call 250-371-0992.

Electrical SUNDANCE ELECTRIC Gerry Cline 250-574-4602 Small electrical jobs, service upgrades and new house wiring. Electrical maintenance. Serving Kamloops and the North Shuswap area.

SPECIAL 3 ROOMS $ 369* *walls only - door, ceilings, trim extra

• Interior/Exterior • Residential/Commercial • New & Re-paints

JOHN FAVELL

250-554-9924

BUDGET PAINTING Interior, Exterior, Residential,Commercial. 25% off, Senior Discount 1(250)571-9722

Stucco/Siding

Garden & Lawn

Rototilling gardens with John Deere Garden Tractor $40 household moving, yard cleanup & dump runs 250-554-8728

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

Call 250-371-4949 classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

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

250-320-5865

PRESA Canario Pups, great alternative to Pit Bulls, $500. 250-574-0058 / 250-574-6966 Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage

your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!

RICK’S SMALL HAUL

Only $120/month

*some restrictions apply.

Did you know that you can place

Handypersons

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Do you have an item for sale under $500?

Tony’s Lawn & Garden Maintenance. Prune trees, yard clean-up &lawn care 571-5408

Landscaping

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

$500 & Under

GREENBLADES Now in InfoTell & Yellow Pages directories 250-320-9927

250-377-3457

TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

South Okanagan Silver Buyer Top Payouts for silver coins, bars and bullion. Also Buying scrap sterling and gold. Visit my website for current payouts www.sosbuyer.ca 778-931-0558

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

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Lawn & Garden Maintenance

PETS For Sale?

Pets & Livestock

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

Stephanie 250-318-8478

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

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

Heavy Duty Machinery A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale

*some restrictions apply

Ranger X. Powerchair incl charger, new batteries 18”X 18” seat $1600 250-554-8031

Firewood/Fuel

Shop rider scooter runs good new batteries & charger $400obo 250-376-3941

Real Estate weekly

watch for it... every Friday in

(Within 15 mins of downtown)

Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Old Coins, Collections, Silver, Sterling,Flatware, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816

WHERE DO YOU TURN

TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

The link to your community

Pets

Jessica Gunnlaugson 250-572-2925

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Buying, Selling?

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

2194 Shaughnessy Hill $479,000.00 (2490 sq. Ft.) Immaculate & updated 4 level split. Beautiful, manicured yard with in-ground pool. Private backyard. U/G sprinklers. 2 car garage + addl. RV parking. Fruit trees. Pool & garden shed. Lg. mstr. bdrm with ensuite and lg. his/her closets. Sunken lvng. rm. overlooking front deck. Lg. family rm. with wood fireplace featuring custom oak mantle and granite hearth. Lg. media room with new carpeting. Laundry room with new W/D, counter tops & cupboards. Kitchen appliances negotiable. C/Vac. New Paint & lighting. Oak hardwood & tiled floors...and much, much more! A must-see home.http://proper tyguys.com/ property/index/id/56041

Please call to view 250-319-0053!

Auctions

SALMON ARM, B.C.

UNRESERVED LIQUIDATION AUCTION SAT. MAY 14TH • 10AM

(WATCH FOR SIGNS)

PROPERTY SOLD ON THE BLOCK: Shop Equipment, Lincoln 225 Welder,

RUNSOLD TILL

SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST FOR CASH

1 Bedroom renovated Condo in Sahali/Gordonhorn Cr. Balcony, A/C, laundry in building. Appliances included. Rentals allowed. $159,900. (250) 3140203

LOCATION - 1681 - 70TH & 10TH AVENUE SE

• 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

Houses For Sale

$329,900 EXTRA LARGE LOT 4 BEDROOM HOME Easy walk to school for children. Updates including furnace, hot water tank, central air, all newer vinyl windows. New built-in microwave & dishwasher, updated kitchen & 2 gas fireplaces. Lots of room for the kids to run & play.

1 Bedroom renovated Condo in Sahali/Gordonhorn Cr. Balcony, A/C, laundry in building. Appliances included. Rentals allowed. $159,900. (250) 314-0203

Auctions

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER 4 year old 1342 sqft bungalow in the Cambell Creek area. 2bd 2bt, hardwood & tile floors. Open design vlt ceiling cust. cab dbl. gar, inground irra.roughed in. Full basement. Asking $377,000. (250)5735301

548 COLLINGWOOD DR.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

250-371-4949

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

$339,900 HOBBY FARM ON JUST UNDER 2 ACRES 3 bdrm home, tons of parking with 2 shops, one 18x24 wired for 220 welder, & one 16x24 plus a 14ft high RV covered parking. Also set up for a second dwelling for inlaws with separate septic, water & power. Large deck with hot tub.

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

Acetylene Torch's, Tanks & Cart, HD 2 Way Vise,6" Jointer, 1/2" Drill Press, 3/4 HP 8" Grinder, 16HP V Twin Generator 8,000 Watts, 6' Stainless Steel Sink, 2200' Brass Tubing, Stainless Steel Rods, Iron, Copper Wire, Aluminum Cable, (Assorted lumber oak, fir, birch), 2 Steel Wagon Wheels, Milking Machine Seperator, Ladys Collector Bike, Shelving Units, Household Dining Room Table and 7 Chairs, Maple Round Table, 32" TV, 3 pc TV Cabinet, Fridge, 9x12 Area Rug and 250 lots more. SPECIAL: 16' Galvanized Ranch Gate Custom Made ($2500.00 new)

KAMLOOPS, B.C.

UNRESERVED ESTATE AUCTION SAT. MAY 28TH • 10AM

LOCATION - 725 YORK STREET, UKRANIAN HALL

Historical Collectables, Antiques SALE CONDUCTED BY

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ABERDEEN 2091 Hugh Allan Drive, Sat May 7th & Sun May 8th 9am1pm. 2 family moving sale, Furn, household goods, etc ABERDEEN 938 Canongate Cres. Sat. May 7 8am-2pm Lots of toys and house hold items. ABERDEEN SAT May 7, 9am- 1pm, 733 Bramble Crt. Mlt. family, girls/ out dr./toys, bks. furn. & misc BATCHELOR HEIGHTS Moving Sale Sat May7 8:30am -2:00pm 1752 PENNASK TERR Collec., Antq, & hse hld. BROCKHURST Moving Sale 32-800 Southill St Sat May 7th 9-2pm everything must go BROCK Community Garage Sale “Riverstone” 1836 Greenfield Ave. May 7, 9am to 3pm. BROCK Sat May 7, 9am -4pm 730 RIDGEVIEW TERR lots of house hold items and books BROCK Valhalla Street Annual Garage Sale Saturday May 7 from 9am to 3pm Dallas Multi family, May 7, Rambler Place, 9 - 4pm , hsehold,toys, new youth bike, lots of stuff DUFFRIN Multi Family Garage Sale May 13 & 14 9am -3pm 1343 Sunshine Crt. MONTE CREEK Saint Peters Church Sat May 7, 9am-1pm, Multi Family, house hold items & plants NORTH SHORE 271 Nelson Ave May 7th 10am Dresses, patio set, antique level & misc goods NORTH SHORE Cul-de-sac sale! Annual Mother day. Ottawa Place, Yards of sales. May 7th & 8th. Saturday & Sunday. 9am to 3pm. Vacuums, old records, cds, drums, household items, yarn, day lillies, bamboo, wild violets, & irises WESTSYDE GARAGE Sale Saturday May 7th, 9am to 2pm 2539 Sandalwood Dr.

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NORTH SHORE Estate Sale and Bake Sale Turkey pot pies. Sat May 7th 8am-2pm, 423 Tranquille RD. NORTH SHORE Huge Community Garage Sale May 7, 9-3 something for everybody. 1195 14th St. NORTHSHORE Sat May 7, 8am-3pm 368 Maple St. Kids toys/clothes, many house hold items and more NORTH SHORE Yard Sale - Saturday May 7th 9am-1pm. 139 Don Street. Some antiques & tools. PRITCHARD May 7th & 8th 9am-3pm, 2277 Duck Range. Farm, yard, reno items, many free & dirt cheap. F.M.I: info@bitobliss.com RIVER SHORE ESTATE Annual community garage sale. Sat May 7. 8:30 am 2:00pm everyone welcome 4 km east of Lafarge on East Shushwap Rd.

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2 Bedroom main oor 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.

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$319,600

Perfect family home in super quiet neighbourhood with view of the mountains. Backs onto picturesque Crown Land. Comes with all new windows & doors throughout, 3/4� maple hardwood floors, ceramic, slate, soaker tub, central air & newer roof. Fully fenced yard with shed. Basement has suite potential.

Cheryl Bidulka 250-318-8400

Rayleigh Rancher Style Home On Concrete Foundation 4 bedrooms. 1218 sq.ft. built with 2x6 construction and well maintained. Lots of gardening space & nice trees. Close enough for the kids to walk to school. Bus within a few steps of home.

Jessica Gunnlaugson 250-572-2925

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QUALITY BUILT HOUSE IN LOGAN LAKE.

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

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279,000.

250-523-9652 TO VIEW.

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas ďŹ replaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kindâ€? property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

Bright Brock Family Home

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945 HOLT STREET

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Bright Brock Family Home. Featuring 3+1 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large rec room, new deck, new roof, central air, ďŹ nished 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

Commercial/ Industrial

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! COMMERCIAL SHOP

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1,100 sq.ft. • 2 Bays 2,700 sq.ft. paved, fenced, lighted compound. 320 sq.ft. mezanine store front ofďŹ ce.

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COPPER CREEK VALLEY RANCH & ACREAGE FOR SALE BY TENDER PARCEL #1: W 1/2 of NE 1/4 SEC 36, TP 21, PID# 007-047-312, Lot 1 Plan KAP68234, PID# 024931-161 407 Acres Home Ranch - Shop c/w Suite, Mobile Home, Barns etc. Hayland, 360 GPM well, 900 AUM range permit PARCEL #2: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 SEC 1, TP22, PID# 007-047-355 160 Acres Partial Hayland - 140 GPM well PARCEL #3: NW 1/4 SEC 1, TP 22, PID# 002-373-874 160 Acres Partial Hayland PARCEL #4 LOT 1 PL KAP52752, 018-850-979 103 Acres Hayland PARCEL #5: SE 2/4 SEC 11, TP22, ExC. SW 1/4 LS2, PID# 002-373-815 80 GPM Well 160 Acres PARCEL #6 SW 1/4 OF LS10, SEC11, TP22, 002-373-831 10 Acres Hydro & Telephone to all properties All offers to be submitted to Royal LePage Kamloops on or before June 1, 2011 Deposit cheque for 5% of offer - Payable to Royal LePage Kamloops - In Trust - Balance of funds must be paid in full by June 15, 2011 Offers accepted on any or all parcels Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted Persons submitting offers must rely on their own research, inspection of land and improvements as to condition and # of acres. No offers will be considered which are subject to ďŹ nancing. ALL OFFERS TO BE OPENED AT 10:00 AM SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011. Please forward bids and inquires to:

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3BDRM. Hefey Creek. Lg. Yd. Sm. Pet $950. DD Refs. Avail May 1st. 250-819-4639 MOBILE home on acreage Pritchard 12x70 2bdrm, 5appl, must assist farm chores. ns/np ideal for seasoned semi-retired couple. $850/mo + util (250)577-3810.

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1160 Halston. 2 Commercial Shops. Repair shop, body shop, storage. 1312sqft & 1325sqft 250-371-2891

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BEAUTIFUL Sahali top oor corner unit 1bdrm condo. Reno’d, view, f/p, games rm, excercise rm, & laundry rm. Avail May 15, ns/np. Ref’s required.$900/mo 250-319-9588 BROCK 1900 Tranquille 2 bdrm $750mo + util & DD Avail April 1, N/P 250-819-3404

147 Parlow Rd 4Bdrm, 5appl, N/P N/S $1250/mo + util. Avail Immed. Call 250-828-2063 email: prpcap@shaw.ca

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

2 Bedroom main oor 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.

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CALL 374-5363 1BDR.House 900sq’ new. 6 apl. incl util cable, private pet ok n/s $1200 (250)573-3391 2BDRM older home South Shore, Near TRU & bus. N/P $975 inclds util 250-372-9252 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 Fairview Ave 3Bdrm main r, f/s, Lndy hookup, f/p, lg deck $1300/mo +util+dd, refs 250-376-5999

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2BDRM 1bath large, quiet, new paint, tile & laminate, parking, Lndry h/up, f/s, yard, Smll pet OK $950 includes utils. N.Shore 250-319-9433 2BDRM in 4plex on Riverfront in Brock, top oor ht incl ns/np $950/mo Jun 1 250-372-2675 Beautiful 2bdrm 2bth lrg mstr, hw oor, ďŹ n bsmt, 5apps, open design $1350 250-572-0718 Lakefront 2Bdrm storage part frnshd. $275/mo near Clinton 250-459-2387 Nrth Shre 2Bdrm insuite lndry close to all amenities N/S N/P $900/mo 250-819-0161

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Kamloops Realty

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3BDRM condo Upper Sahali W/D D/W N/P N/S $1400 + util avail May 1st 250-318-5203

Call now: Hudson Purba 250.377.3030 or 250.572.7709

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BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

2BDRM, close to bus & shops ns/np, $800/mo +dd, Refs Req’d May1st, 250-376-6000

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VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open oor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large oating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit

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4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!

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Shuswap Lake!

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

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LWR Sahali 10min TRU/RH 3bdrm garage avail May 1st $1400 mth+uts 372-9141 SM 2BDRM, No dogs! f/s 2.5 kms north of Rayleigh $750/mo+dd 250-578-2026 Why Pay Rent? Rent-to-own. You choose the house and we buy it for you! Minimum $40K Family Income www.BCRent2Buy.com

Rooms for Rent Brock working student, frnshed, w/WiFi, ldry n/p, nonsmoker $450mo 250-554-9546 Furn. room for rent in nice home N/Shore $400/mo incl everything Avail now 376-7974 Room for Rent Smokers welcome N/D N/P prefr’d North Shore $450 250-376-9130

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Gated & friendly community & only 7 minutes from City Centre $52.95 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time

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BROCK- Wrkng/stdnt, N/S N/D roommate. Bed own bath. Kit, lndry $460/mo 554-7881 IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339

Suites, Lower 1000sqft 2Bdrm near bus in Dufferin incl util cable & WIFI, N/S N/P $1100/mo 374-8285 1BDRM Aberdeen, level-ent Great View w/d $725/mo incl util ns/np May1 250-851-2522 1Bdrm downtown N/P N/S includes all utils & cable $720/mth Mar 1 250-374-6122 1Bdrm fully frnshed, cble, lndry, phone + util incl, 1 tenant $600/mo 250-579-7649 1Bdrm in Brock mature quiet profsnl person pref’d N/P N/S $650/mo Ref’s 250-398-5986 1BDRM New, Batch Heights NS NP, w/d, sep ent, util incld, $800/mo+dd 250-319-0483 1Bdrm North Shore $700/mo incl. laundry & util N/S, N/P Refs required 250-554-6719. 1bdrm NShore wd/fs suits mature adult ns/np on bus route $850/mo utils inc 376-4384 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, avail May 1 $925mo 250-374-8291 1 Bright Bdrm own entrance, $750/mo util incl N/P N/S Avail April 1. 250-554-0499 lve msg. 2Bdrm (1Bdrm+den)bright F/S N/S N/P W/D FP shed, priv drive, ent $850/mo 372-1073 2 bdrm Aberdeen, close to bus/school n/s/p incl util, sep ldry, $1000/mo 250-879-2398 2 BDRM bsmt suite in new home, inc all utils, hs int. priv laundry and pkg. ns,np. avail immed $1000/mo, call Dave at 250-212-5213

2 Bdrm close to all amenities Brock, reno’d, w/d f/s, n/s, n/p $900mo + 1/3 util 314-7115 2 Bdrm, close to school/bus, n/s/p, sep ldry, incl util, grd level $1000/mo 250-879-2398

Suites, Lower 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 2 Bdrm NShore, newer, close to bus+shop, f/s, n/s/p, $800m + util avail immed 573-2836 Avail immediately 1 bdrm full furnished daylight all inclusive $800mo 250-554-1104 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 Batch Heights 1Bdrm w/ city view N/P N/S, no lndry, $750/ mo incl util 250-376-3516 Bright 2 bdrm Lower Sahali, $995/mo incl util, ldry parking n/s/p avail immed 377-3916 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 LRG Beautiful 2bdrm 1bth f/s/ w/d open plan ns/np $1050.inc util(2300 sqft)250-573-5783 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 NEW 2 bdrm daylight. Dufferin N/S N/P No Noise. Incl. util. $1025/mo+DD 250-314-0060 N.SHORE 1BDRM, ns/np, w/d Newly Reno’d, new appl, mature adult only, $650 mo+dd util incld. 250-554-6959 Pineview New 2bdrm np/ns, close2bus $1100/mo Util Incl no/lndry 250-377-3465 May 1 Rayleigh 1Bdrm grnd level on ranch, F/S share lndy, N/S N/P Horse ok $650/mo 578-0050 WESTSYDE 1bdrm.Close to bus & shopping. Util.incl. shrd. lndry. NS, NP. $775/mo. DD & Refs 579-2521

WESTSYDE 1bdrm & den, lndry sep ent.,util incl TV & Int Gardens, patio, horse pasture $900 250-579-9680

Rentals Suites, Lower

Antiques / Classics

Cars - Sports & Imports

Westsyde 1Bdrm fully renovated close to everything W/D $800+DD 579-9609/852-1982

Suites, Upper

ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Auto Financing

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

Transportation

2002 Honda Civic LX 4dr black 91k 5spd A/C keyless entry $8990obo 250-574-4592 97 Saturn SW2 5 speed, air, cruise one owner $2000 obo 250-523-6505

Recreational/Sale

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

1989 24’ Slumber Queen MH,Ford 460,roof a/c new tires, stove/oven 57000kms, $12,000obo 250-314-6702 1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $7900. obo 250-577-3222 1992 Rustler 25ft 5th Wheel exc cond new fridge, tires queen mattress $5995 obo 250-434-7832, 250-682-5024

Downtown 2bdrm + den N/S N/P lndry $1200 + util avail May 250-320-9205 LAKEVIEW 1 large bdrm furnished suite $250/mth near Clinton avail May 1st 250-4592387 N/S 3bdrm close to shopping/bus W/D,N/S 1 yr lease refs $1100+1/2 util 320-6474

Townhouses 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

3BDRM walking distance TRU,shopping N/S N/P May 1st $1300+util 250-571-7653 ABERDEEN 2bdrm. W/D, F/S. Close to amen. & bus. avail now$1200 250-320-6576 Beautiful 1 Bdrm carriage suite. private, bright, new, 6 appl $1250. incl heat & hydro, N/S N/P Ref’s 250-554-1923

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 250-376-8891 / 250-571-6210

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

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I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

Notice of Public Auction American Trailer Parked by MVB. VIN:1YKR05321L304 7372. Owned by George Herrick. Sale Date: May 16th 2011 at 8am at 570 West Athabasca St, Kamloops BC

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

Adult

Sport Utility Vehicle 02 Subaru Forester L, 176 K, 5spd, a/c,pw,pl, inclds, winter tires/rims.$7500 250-828-8792

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) 376-8891

Escorts #1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass figure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com ATTRACTIVE mature blond female provides discrete fantasies 9am-11pm 250-376-5319

1988 CHEV P/U 4x4, 5 spd, rebuilt 350, new rad, bat, alt, str & clutch. 8000lb winch $1995 obo. 250-376 -7433

3Bdrm Valleyview 3 level $1300/mo Avail Immed 250374-5586 or 250-371-0206

On River NORTH SHORE

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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

Utility Trailers

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1994 Ford F-150 XL Reg Cab, PS,PB,6Cyl.,5speed Standard, Canopy, Newinter tires (4), AM/FM/CD Player. Runs Great. Good work truck. Closes offer to $2000.00 takes it away. Phone Gerry at 250-579-8054, or 250-3147113 (cell).

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)

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Trailers for Sale. Cargo* Utility* Dump Box* Hi-Deck* Flat Deck* Atv/Sled. BC CARGO TRAILERS 1-866-546-5899

Boats 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

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Memories & Milestones HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY CARTER

Paul & Robin Wright and Dave & Ernie Robinson are proud to announce the marriage of their children:

ALISON FRANCIS & RYAN DAVID

Well the time has come where he is no longer 1 The big 2 is here he’s made that perfectly clear Our little man has grown so fast Lets run & play and have a blast You’ve filled our hearts with so much joy We’re so very proud of our little boy As every day passes and we watch you grow Our love will be consistent we want you to know Now that your 2 you seem so much smarter Happy Birthday my boy we love you Carter!

on April 2, 2011. The ceremony and reception were held at Thompson Rivers University

Congratulations Ryan & Alison!

Love Always & Forever Mom & Dad Shane Gathercole and Rachel Griffith are happy to announce the arrival of

Jozie Dale Gathercole at 4:48pm, December 31, 2010 Proud grandparents are Larry and Jacquie Gathercole, Lorraine Griffith and the late Dale Griffith Thank you to all our family, friends, clients and patients for the outpouring of gifts for Jozie She is a very lucky girl!

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Valid until May 8th, 2011 SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. See gift card for details, terms, conditions and (if applicable) fees. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. *Visa Int/Citizens Bank of Canada, Licensed User.

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, May 6 thru Sunday, May 8, 2011. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.

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Kamloops This Week - Friday, May 6, 2011