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Kamloops This Week will be out on Saturday night, reporting civic-election results in real time on Twitter. Using the hashtag #ktwelxn, follow editor Christopher Foulds (@ ChrisJFoulds) and reporter Jeremy Deutsch (@ JeremyKTW) as they post results from city hall and observations before and after the ballots are counted. Go to kamloopsthisweek.com on Saturday night to find out who is part of the new city council and board of education. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Margaret Huff (left) and roommate Natasha Lyndon make it clear where their votes for mayor will be directed on Saturday, Nov. 19, when ballots are cast in the civic election. Milobar and Dudy are the frontrunners in a four-man race that has seen Brian Alexander ask his supporters to vote for Dudy and Gordon Chow run a decidedly quiet campaign. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Locations of polling stations and all you need to know to vote can be found online at kamloopsthisweek.com by clicking on the “Elections” tab. Dave Eagles/KTW

READY TO COUNT THE VOTES By Jeremy Deutsch

It could be a snowy trek to the 19 schools doubling as polling stations on election day. Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow on Friday and a 60 per cent chance of the white stuff will continue to fall on Saturday. The election-day forecast is predicting flurries and a bit cold, with a high of -2 C and a low of -5 C.

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Weeks of campaigning to win the city’s top political job has come down to the final days. What started out as a five-man race for mayor of Kamloops has essentially become a tussle among a trio, with incumbent Peter Milobar and Dieter Dudy emerging as the two frontrunners ahead of Gordon Chow. Earlier this week, fellow mayoral candidate Brian Alexander urged his supporters to vote for Dudy, essentially ending his campaign, though his name will remain on the Nov. 19 ballot. Milobar said he has no problem with Alexander’s endorsement going to his

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votes, Murphy Kennedy received 3,667 votes and Alexander received 921 votes. As for the campaign, Milobar said he’s been getting a good response from residents, but isn’t taking his status as incumbent for granted. He said he spent the campaign focused on conveying his message to the public and what he wants to do in the next three years. “I’m not worried what the other candidates quite frankly have, or are doing, within their campaigns,” Milobar said. One of Milobar’s top priorities is to confirm funding for the Royal Inland Hospital master site plan. Another priority for the incumbent is a new performing-arts centre. XSee DUDY A26

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Outgoing city councillors Denis Walsh (left) and Jim Harker will be replaced following the Saturday, Nov. 19 civic election. The pair will be at city hall for a few more meetings before the new council is sworn in in early December. Dave Eagles/KTW

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One joined as a retired firefighter, the other as a businessman. For a combined three terms, Jim Harker and Denis Walsh also played the roles of politicians. In a few weeks, though, they will revert to their civilian life. The two councillors decided months ago they would not seek re-election, thus ending their political careers. A new council, with at least three new faces, will be sworn in a few weeks after this weekend’s election, giving the two men an opportunity to reflect on their time on council. Harker said he loved being a councillor but, after six years, felt it was time to retire. He has already moved to Victoria and has been couch-

surfing in Kamloops to attend the final council meetings of the term. Harker couldn’t pick out one specific decision for which he was most proud, but said just getting elected was a thrill. “We’ve [council] done so much,” he said, noting as an example the numerous Tournament Capital projects completed in the last six years. However, there is one council decision Harker would like to change. He wishes council had insisted the parking issue on Lorne Street be addressed in some way when the city sold the old Scoopz parking lot to Tom Gaglardi, whose company, Northland Properties, is building a Signature Sandman Hotel. “We need parking and had we thought it through and done something different with Mr. Gaglardi, maybe we could have had parking

for a couple of hundred cars and avoided the parkade issue,” he said. Harker also offered an interesting take on the two mayors, Terry Lake and Peter Milobar, with whom he worked in his two terms. He said both had “outstanding points,” but added Milobar wasn’t as “hot-headed” as the current environment minister. “Peter has put up with a lot with Denis [Walsh] and Nancy [Bepple],” Harker said. “I would have loved to have Terry mayor this term. He wouldn’t have put up with it.” Harker hopes to be remembered as someone who used his common sense when it came to voting on issues. Meanwhile, Walsh is also content with his decision to step out of local politics. XSee WALSH A10

It turns out the Kamloops board of education trustee candidate who last week spent a night in jail has been mythologizing about more than just buzzer beaters and bank shots. One week after Kamloops This Week reported that Adrian Miller was trying to dupe members of the local media with a fake story about a college basketball team prank, he’s been caught in another fabrication relating to the details of his mischief conviction. KTW has obtained a copy of the full written decision handed down by the Prince George provincial court judge who presided over Miller’s mischief trial last year — and it tells a startlingly different tale than the one the 26-year-old Thompson Rivers University student offered to reporters after he was released from jail on Nov. 9. Miller — who has been known to go by aliases Adrian MillerMolyneux and Stephen Miller — is seeking a seat on the KamloopsThompson school district’s board of education in the Saturday, Nov. 19, municipal election. Last week, the day after his arrest on an

ADRIAN MILLER: Veracity of explanations very much in question.

allegation he breached his probation, Miller told reporters he had broken a window at a Prince George apartment building in 2007 as “a prank” committed alongside fellow University of Northern B.C. basketball players. Following those claims, KTW investigated and learned Miller never played basketball at UNBC. Now, the circumstances laid out in the written decision from the Prince George Law Courts in no way match Miller’s version of events. In October 2007, Miller was in the process of being evicted from his Prince George apartment unit after missing a number of rent payments. The building’s management had obtained an order of possession against Miller under the Residential Tenancy Act — meaning management had asked him to leave, but Miller had not yet

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It might have been the most enthusiastic public forum in recent memory. Residents who gathered at the Hamlets in Westsyde Tuesday night (Nov. 15) cheered when plans for the aging Westsyde Shopping Centre were announced. In about 18 months, residents in the community will have a shiny new grocery store at which to do their shopping — at least, that’s the intention of the group behind a major renovation of the centre. Overwaitea Food Group, which is a division of Jim Pattison Group, plans to renovate its Cooper’s Foods store and and attract new businesses to the centre. “It will be a nice community-sized development,” said Tom Munro, vice-president of real estate and store development for Overwaitea. The renovation has been in the works for five years; however, there are no plans to

expand the footprint of the current mall. The company will renovate the Cooper’s while keeping it open by slicing the store in half and doing the work on either side of the building at different times. Eventually, the grocery store will cover 25,000 square feet. The plan is to start construction in April 2012, with completion a year later. Beyond the Cooper’s, Munro said the company is working on a leasing plan for the entire mall. He told residents Overwaitea is looking at putting in a Tim Hortons restaurant — which drew applause from the crowd — a pharmacy and maybe a bank. None of the other tenants have yet been confirmed. Munro wouldn’t say how much the renovation will cost, but he did note the project will be “expensive.” The next step is to finalize working drawings, complete some engineering and obtain a building permit from the city.

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About 60 people were at St. Andrews on the Square on Monday night (Nov. 14) to hear from a dozen potential Kamloops-Thompson school district trustees at the only all-candidates forum for that race. Hot topics up for debate included the provincial government’s net-zero mandate, School District 73’s facilities and district reconfiguration. Taking part were incumbents Joan Cowden, Diane Dosch, Annette Glover, Kathleen Karpuk and Gerald Watson, as well as hopefuls Lynda Douglas, Tanya Orozco, Meghan Wade, Acacia Schmietenknop and Ryan Foster. Cara McKelvey and Melvin Thistlethwaite, each of whom are seeking rural trustee positions in the Logan Lake-Savona area of SD73, also took part in the event, which was moderated by Kamloops Daily News editor Mel Rothenburger. Three Kamloops-

area candidates — Boris Gimbarzevsky, Adrian Miller and Mitchell Messmer — were not in attendance. At one point, Rothenburger asked for a show of hands from candidates who were in favour of the B.C. government’s net-zero mandate, which caps teacher salaries and is a major issue in the ongoing labour dispute between teachers and the province. Watson was the only candidate with his hand in the air. Foster, a first-time candidate, took a strong stance against the netzero mandate. “My honest position is I am totally against that,” he said. “I believe teachers are a valuable resource.” KamloopsThompson Teachers’ Association president Jason Karpuk asked a question about academies early in the forum, which generated a good discussion. Karpuk asked candidates why the district is expanding into academies when local schools are already struggling with high

the fact SD73 hasn’t received its fair share of provincial facilities funding in recent years, but said the South Kam gym is definitely “coming to the fore” of local projects needing to be tackled. There are a total of 21 candidates — including 13 in Kamloops — vying for nine spots on SD73’s board of education. Five of those seats will be filled by Kamloops representatives, while the remaining four will go to rural trustees. Trustee candidates will be on the civic-election ballots alongside those running for mayor and council positions in the Saturday, Nov. 19, election. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nineteen schools in Kamloops are being used as polling stations. For a full list, the addresses and a map showing where the schools are located, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com, click on the “Election” tab and read the story called When and where to cast your ballot.

class sizes. “We’re offering academies because that is something parents in the district have wanted us to do,” replied Cowden. Watson also responded, saying it allows the district to charge a fee for a specific “experience” some parents want their kids to have. Schmietenknop, who is the youngest trustee candidate at age 19, later suggested the school district should be more proactive in getting students involved with community organizations. “As a school board, it should be more than just pointing them in the right direction,” she said. “It should be making that connection with them and for them.” A parent also asked about facilities at local schools, saying she was “dismayed” with what she saw during a tour of South Kamloops secondary’s gym and locker-room facilities. Watson agreed, calling the gymnasium area “appalling.” Cowden suggested local MLAs should feel “disrespected” by

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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Sechelt Indian Band Chief Gary Feschuck, Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo discuss the day scholar class-action lawsuit with Kamloops media at the TIB council chambers on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Jeremy Deutsch/KTW

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After months of considering the options, a pair of First Nations groups led by the Tk’emlups Indian Band (TIB) has decided to launch a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of residentialschool day scholars. TIB Chief Shane Gottfriedson said he is eager to see the court action move forward and a potential settlement for band members. “We want to build healthy communities,” he said following a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 16. “Right now, there are

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intergenerational issues, which are not healthy. We feel that this is a first step in getting our people on the right track.” The TIB and the Sechelt Indian Band have joined together in the suit. Day scholars are First Nations children who attended residential schools during the day, but went home at night. They have been said to have suffered the same abuses as their counterparts who lived in the schools. However, day schol-

ars were not included i n $1.9-billion residential-school settlement with the federal government signed back in 2008. The day scholars are looking for compensation for loss of culture, language, traditions and for traumas suffered at the schools. There are about 200 TIB members and another 140 Sechelt band members believed to have attended residential schools as day scholars. Len Marchand Jr., one of the lawyers for the bands, said the bands are seeking a similar settlement as the residential-school victims.

“I think the losses are equivalent,” he said. However, Marchand suggested the court case needs to be advanced before the bands can sit down with the federal government and negotiate a settlement. He noted the bands haven’t officially filed the suit, as their legal counsel is considering whether to file in B.C. Supreme Court or in federal court. Marchand couldn’t say how much the suit and possible settlement could be worth. “It’s a very large issue that affects a great number of people and, if there is a financial settlement, it would be substantial.”

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K, THIS IS MY LAST chance to encourage, cajole — heck, beg, even — all of you who can to get up on Saturday and vote. You all know the reasons you should do it, but let’s go over them one more time. You should vote because you have the right to vote. A lot of you may have even honoured that right on Remembrance Day last Friday or perhaps when you bought a poppy for your jacket. Your parents and grandparents likely have been honouring it for decades. You should vote because you want your kids to know it’s important. In my family, my kids all know they have to vote. The older three, who are of legal voting age and live in Ontario, know that I’ll be on the phone before any election in that province, reminding them to vote. The fact they exercise that right is more important to me than who they vote for, hence the Green supporter, the Conservative backer and the NDPer. Yes, they cancel each other’s vote out in the end, but at least they’re out there cancelling them. My younger two, one of whom will be voting in the 2014 municipal election — he turns 19 just days after the next scheduled provincial vote — are already engaged in the process, asking questions and debating the merits of various candidates and parties. You should vote because that gives you the right to complain. Think of it this way — if you

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LEVEL didn’t bring a dish to the potluck, you’ve got no right to complain there’s nothing to eat. You should vote because, of all the elections in which we get to take part — thanks again, great grandpa, for that right — the civic one involves folks who will make tangible decisions. They’re the ones who will decide if your street gets lights, if your road gets repaired, if your buses run more frequently, if your school stays open and if your water will be metered. They’re the ones who will likely answer their own phones if you call them. They don’t have constituency assistants and others filtering your message to them. You should vote because a lot of good people are offering themselves up to represent you at that council and school-board table. I don’t agree with the positions of many of them and likely won’t vote for most of them — my list is wavering between two and three for council, just two for school board — but they’re out there, ready to contribute, knowing full well they’ll be making

decisions with which people, including their own family and friends, might not agree. I know how thankless the job can be sometimes, having had a father who first worked for city hall before becoming a councillor and a mother who was on a lot of school-board committees back home. It wasn’t quite the same, but I know how hard she worked and that was just as a volunteer. You should vote because it’s your money they’re spending. It’s your money that will keep the lights on in classrooms, gas in the buses, cool filters in the water-treatment centre and police at the end of every 911 call. It’s your money they’ll want to be spending on new projects, be it a performing-arts centre (for the record, that is such a great idea), prettier entrances to the city (whatever that might mean) or year-round schooling (irrelevant to me with one graduating and the last one a year away from it). And, who knows what other projects and proposals and parkade designs they’ll dream up and want us to pay for in the next three years? You should vote because it’s so darn easy. You go to your neighbourhood elementary school, show your two pieces of ID and fill out a couple of forms. I’m not sure if we have to mark an ‘X’ or fill in a circle, but neither takes a lot of effort. It might be the easiest thing you do on Saturday. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

City council came down with a common-sense unanimous decision this week when it approved — finally — the upper Aberdeen development vision of DA Taylor Holdings. There is a vast tract of land that sits between the developed part of Aberdeen and the rolling ranchland that roams south into Knutsford. It is developable; however, the proponents have had to alter their original vision since first approaching council under Mayor Terry Lake a few years ago. At the time, Lake and council were opposed to the proposal that the development include some two-acre lots as such a plan did not fit with the city’s goal of densification. Also cited was the need to first infill the downtown core, yet that same council was fully in favour of asking the Agricultural Land Reserve to release Guy Mercier’s large plot of land south of Albert McGowan Park (and virtually across Highway 5A from the proposed Aberdeen development), so homes could be built there. The ALR rejected that bid, council of the day rejected the Aberdeen bid and, this week, the current council decided an amended version of Edinburgh Heights was palatable. Most interesting will be following what kind of commercial aspects are part of Aberdeen’s expansion, be it a pub, a grocery store or a bank. Also very interesting is what effect, if any, the proposed Ajax mine will have on sales in Edinburgh Heights as the copper-and-gold mine would be operating right next to Kamloops’ newest neighbourhood.

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Re: Police raid followed by closure: “All Kamloops RCMP have succeeded in doing is to drive sick and dying people into the streets of Kamloops to obtain marijuana — not medicine. “Not a very bright or compassionate thing to do considering that it (a) increases street trafficking while (b) increasing the potential for victimization of the medicinal-cannabis user. “Compassion clubs — sometimes referred to as cannabis dispensaries — are places where users of medicinal cannabis can access their particular strains of medicine required in a congenial atmosphere, not dens of iniquity.” — posted by Wayne Phillips

Re: Recover costs from guilty staff, B.C. told:

“This is Shirley Bond we’re talking about, the same AG who doubted the chance of a 2011 Canucks riot, tried to push an old school Texas-style tough-on-crime mentality on us and various other rhetoric. “After those incidents, I’ve pretty much taken everything she’s said since with a grain of salt the size of the Windsor mines. “I’d be a fool not to.” — posted by crimson halo

Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Nov. 8 (‘Occupy movement nothing more than another squat’): No surprise here as Fletcher dismisses the Occupy movement as a bunch of ne’er-dowells. Fletcher suggests the squatters are “funded by government unions” because the squatters are “anti-capitalists and statist in their message.” The underlying belief is ordinary citizens must be influenced and financed by outside sources because,

presumably, ordinary citizens are incapable of such action on their own initiative. The Occupy movement is in its beginnings, but the message of “the way the capitalists (and socialists) are running the world is going to lead to our demise” is evident. Unless, perhaps, Fletcher believes the 2008 financial debacle was a figment of collective imagination. This is all reminiscent of the protests, demonstrations and sitins of the 1960s. Then, there was

no clear leadership, but there were lots of young people desiring a change in the way things were done — and opposition from all levels of government. The protesters had their effect throughout society. If Fletcher believes there is nothing wrong with the way things are, let him explain and give evidence. To just criticize others who are putting action to their beliefs is a cheap shot and a poor example of journalism. Ray Jones Kamloops

. . . not fair and balanced Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Nov. 8 (‘Occupy movement nothing more than another squat’): Professional journalists are to follow a standard of conduct and ethics when working in mass-media settings, such as broadcast, newspapers, magazines and the Internet. Journalists have a legal, social, professional and ethical responsibility. It is the duty of a journalist to make sure the information is presented in a fair, balanced and truthful manner. In addition, the journalist has a professional responsibility to present an accurate portrayal of events as they occur. This usually is accomplished through thorough research and presenting only the facts, leaving out their own opinions. Fletcher has repeatedly abused his journalist’s responsibilities during his tenure with Black Press. He writes for the right-wing elitists and accuses all those opposed to their ideology as being communist conspirators. The Occupy movement is essentially a protest against the corporate influence on democracy, addressing the growing disparity in wealth and the absence of legal repercussions behind the recent global financial crisis.

As the movement grows internationally, other important issues have been added to the list of grievances the 99 per cent would like addressed. Fletcher’s unprofessional remarks are a blatant disregard of the responsibilities to which the media are required to adhere. Calling the protestors drug addicts and their places of protest needle parks is irresponsible reporting. Where is the balanced reporting? Where is KTW’s Man in Victoria when important issues such as chemtrail spraying is ignored by the mainstream media? Before dismissing this last point as some wild conspiracy theory, Fletcher should earn his paycheque by investigating the true facts behind the illegal depopulation of Canadian citizens. The fact a couple of protestors died from drug overdoses does not make the other members of the movement all drug addicts, no more than a couple of war criminals named Bush and Cheney paint all Republicans as war criminals. The fair-and-balance rule is necessary to protect Canadian democracy. Fletcher needs to play fair. James Rawn Kamloops

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Q&A WE ASKED Should the City of Kamloops enforce its bylaws and put an end to the Occupy Kamloops protest in North Kamloops?

Pass on parkade and invest in bus passes Editor: One of the challenges facing the new city council will be to come up with a solution to parking in the downtown core. The purpose of a parkade is to relieve traffic in the downtown core, reduce the carbon footprint and provide parking for employees. A suggestion could be for the city, local transit and possibly the downtown business association to partner in an arrangement that would quite possibly be viable. As an example, say there were 850 people working in the downtown core. An adult bus pass costs $48 per month. If the city, transit and employers partnered together, a deal could be made that would see employees get a monthly bus pass (850 x $48 = $40,800). This would, of course, mean employees would use transit and not their vehicles. An added bonus would be that the bus pass would not just be for work, but could be used at other times of

the day, and it would not be necessary to bring a car to the downtown area. On evenings when events such as hockey games are held at Interior Savings Centre, this would definitely ease traffic as the transit exchange is within walking distance of the arena. The annual cost would be $489,000, a considerable saving over previous parkade cost projections and would result in transit use and a solution to the downtown parking problem. For those living in outlying areas, some kind of park-andride service might be necessary, but I am sure the powers-that-be could refine and work out a viable solution. Our transit service has grown immensely in the past 30 years. We could well be on the cusp of setting an example for other communities, while giving the city breathing space to plan for better parking in various areas as the Kamloops grows. Deveen Martin Kamloops

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CULLEN CAMPAIGNS IN KAMLOOPS Federal NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen (right), MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, visited Kamloops on Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of his campaign. Cullen was joined at the Smorgasbord Deli by Michael Crawford, three-time NCP candidate in KamloopsThompson-Cariboo. Cullen is among eight people seeking to succeed the late Jack Layton as leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, Cullen is the second leadership candidate to visit Kamloops, following on the heels of Brian Topp. Also in the hunt to be crowned leader at the March 24 convention in Toronto are Robert Chisholm, Paul Dewar, Thomas Mulcair, Peggy Nash, Romeo Saganash and Martin Singh. For more information on the leadership contest, go online to ndp.ca/leadership-2012. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Walsh considers his one term a learning experience, but one that was a huge commitment. “I thought it was really eye-opening,” he said, noting his biggest surprise was the complexity and size of the city in its operation. Walsh admits he made mistakes during his three years, but has no regrets, calling his errors “opportunities to learn.” “I was honest and clear with my decisions and I think that’s all people can expect from a politician,” he said. Though Walsh often had an adversarial relationship with Milobar around the council table, he had mostly good things to say about the mayor. The outspoken councillor did suggest Milobar has a “father-knows-best” approach to leadership as

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opposed to being more inclusive. Walsh believes the pair’s relationship could have benefited if the mayor had reached out to engage in personal conversations, but noted that is not Milobar’s style. “I’m just as responsible for that,” he said, shifting blame to himself. Walsh insisted the entire council had a good working relationship and no one took any disagreements personally. The outgoing councillors have some advice for the newbies. Harker recommends the new councillors pay attention to senior city staff, whom he called some of the best people in B.C. at their jobs. “They are very good at what they do,” he said. Walsh suggested the new members be themselves, be honest and approach the job with integrity.

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‘My brother got his word’ By Tim Petruk

John Gibbons was found dead in downtown Kamloops on Nov. 22, 2009. His death has prompted coroner’s jury to recommend a sobering centre be built in Kamloops. KTW file photo

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A five-person jury has recommended a sobering centre be built in Kamloops to provide an alternative for addicts who would otherwise be tossed in the RCMP’s drunk tank. That recommendation came at the end of a three-day coroner’s inquest into the death of John Gibbons. Gibbons, 39, was found dead on Nov. 22, 2009, in the park next to Stuart Wood elementary. He was released from the custody of Kamloops RCMP just hours before he died. The three-man, twowoman jury began deliberations at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and delivered its recommendations at 2:30 p.m. In addition to the recommendation for a sobering centre in Kamloops, the jury also concluded supportive housing facilities — such as Henry Leland House, where Gibbons lived — not “expel residents without making every attempt to provide him or her with temporary accommodations.” Gibbons was under a five-day ban from Henry Leland House at the time of his death, the inquest heard.

Gibbons’ sister, Tracy Patenaude, said she found the inquest process to be cathartic. “It was good,” she said. “You know, my brother got his word. When he was alive, nobody would listen to him. This process gave him a voice and let him get his story out.” In addition to the recommendations, the jury also found Gibbons died as a result of intraabdominal bleeding due to a lacerated spleen, suffered as a result of bluntforce trauma. An autopsy revealed Gibbons had broken ribs and a ruptured spleen, which bled out into his abdomen and eventually killed him. The pathologist who performed the autopsy testified during the inquest, saying he believed the injuries were days old and were likely not incurred while he was in custody. The jury ruled the classification of death “undetermined” — as

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opposed to accidental, homicide or natural — but said other contributing factors included Gibbons’ cirrhosis of the liver and enlarged spleen. Patenaude said the family is pleased with the jury’s findings and recommendations. “We’re happy with the recommendations they made,” she said. “I think they’re good — I just hope they go through with it.” The jury listened to two days of evidence, which included testimony from approximately 20 witnesses — including police officers and doctors, as well as Gibbons’ friends and family. Not much is known about Gibbons’ activities in the hours leading up to his death, but police said he was released from custody at about 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2009. It’s believed he eventually made his way to the cenotaph on Battle Street to meet some drinking buddies. Gibbons gained

notoriety following an altercation with former mayoral candidate and RCMP officer Pete Backus in the summer of 2008, caught on camera by KTW photographer Dave Eagles. A police investigation concluded Backus should face criminal charges, but Crown Counsel eventually decided not to proceed, saying there was not a significant likelihood of conviction. The jury’s recommendations regarding a sobering facility will now be forwarded to the federal government, the provincial government, the solicitor general of B.C., the provincial Health Ministry, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa and the City of Kamloops. The recommendations regarding supportive housing, meanwhile, will be forwarded to Interior Community Services, the Canadian Mental Health Association and the AIDS Society of Kamloops — the group that operates Henry Leland House.

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being considered, council appeared enthusiastic about the project. Mayor Peter Milobar said the development is much more comprehensive then what was first proposed a few years ago, adding concerns around traffic will be alleviated. He said the development will be unique and offer a different product to the housing market in Kamloops. “A bit of variety is always a good thing in the marketplace,” Milobar said. Coun. Pat Wallace said she liked the densification of the project and the opportunity to have a “European minicity” within Kamloops. She is also confident the developer will resolve the traffic and parking issues to most residents’ satisfaction. Jeremy Cooke, project director with DA Taylor Holdings, said

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the next step is to finish road work at the east end of Bentall Drive, which could begin in spring 2012, and complete the master plan for the property. He noted the entire project could take 10 to 15 years to complete. Cooke said the intention is to build a people-oriented community that not only has good looking buildings, but is also functional. “It’s turning it into a village where people can actually live day-today,” he said. “Kamloops needs something like this right now — a walking, living community.” The developer had worked with the city for more than a year to have the project comply with Aberdeen Neighbourhood Plan.

In 2007, DA Taylor Holdings announced plans to develop a 400acre parcel of land into Edinburgh Heights, which would resemble a village in the Scottish countryside. The vision included pockets of houses dotting the hillside, separated by open plains, English-style lampposts, narrow, windy streets and low brick walls lining the sidewalks. Council of the day was cool to the plan, in part due to concerns the project didn’t have enough high-density units. The new plan adds more density to the development on the eastern benches of Bentall Drive, while scrapping what would have been two-acre parcels of land.

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Examples of the identification are: • Driver’s Licence; • Credit Card; • Utility Bill (Hydro, telephone); • Social Insurance Number; • BC Care Card. BALLOT PAPER: Each elector will receive one ballot paper for the: 1. Election of Mayor - One to be elected. 2. Election of Councillors - Eight to be elected. 3. Election of School Trustees - Five to be elected. Mark each ballot paper by filling in the oval to the right of the name of the candidate or candidates of your choice. Do not vote for more candidates than there are candidates to be elected; however, you may vote for less than are required. CONTACT: City Hall Main Switchboard, 250-828-3311, will be open Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. RESULTS: After 8:00 pm on November 19, the results will be posted on a real time reporting module on the City’s website at www.kamloops.ca. This notice is provided for information purposes only and is not a statutory notice required under the provisions of the Local Government Act. Cindy Kennedy Chief Election Officer

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After a month of protest, the tent city known as Occupy Kamloops has been dismantled. By Tuesday (Nov. 15), morning, all of the tents, signs, lawn chairs and items used by protesters at Spirit Park in North Kamloops were gone. Only a Porta Potty remained at the Occupy site. Braden Savage, a member of Occupy Kamloops, told KTW the group decided it was time to leave. He said plans to dismantle the camp were in the works for four days, adding members weren’t forced out by city bylaws officers. Savage said the group has no plans to occupy other space in the city, but will continue the protest in other ways. He said part of the problem

was members of the movement were too busy looking after the camp to do any protest work. Savage also noted threats of violence against members of the group and safety for members as another reason for dismantling of the camp. However, he wouldn’t give specific details of the threats, calling the situation “complicated.” When asked where members will go now the occupation is over, Savage said he has a home and a job, as do most people at the camp. Since Oct. 15, a group of about two-dozen protesters had been living in tents at the park, across from Spirit Square. The demonstration is a show of support for the global Occupy movement, which started in the financial district of New York City. The Occupy movement is pro-

testing what it calls the one per cent of people who benefit at the expense of the other 99 per cent. Despite the quiet end to the occupation, Savage said the protest was worthwhile. He said it was disappointing more people didn’t want to experience the camp life. “It was something that was very progressive and evolutionary for each individual involved,” Savage said. The Kamloops group showed up at two consecutive city council meetings earlier this month, asking permission to have a Porta Potty and propane heater at the site. Council agreed to allow the portable toilet, but said no to the heater. Some on council also suggested it was time for the protesters to pack up and leave.

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The shower head had even been adjusted so that it sprayed straight onto the bathroom counter and floor. The employee also found a liquid substance — believed to be soap or detergent and possibly bleach — on the walls and curtains of the apartment, and what appeared to be baby powder or flour on the carpets. Further inspection revealed holes in the drywall in the living room and bedroom. During his interactions that day with apartment management, Miller threatened to “call the cops” and “send [the employees] to jail.” At trial, Miller, who was acting in his own defence, claimed he did not turn on any taps and refused to admit he damaged the suite. Through his testimony,

Miller attempted to pin the trashed apartment on his girlfriend, claiming she broke the window and did most of the damage. The judge did not accept Miller’s evidence, ruling he was alone when the offence was committed, and found him guilty. In May of this year, Miller was sentenced to an 18-month probation term and ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution. On Nov. 8, Miller was arrested by Kamloops RCMP on a warrant alleging he breached his probation. The following morning, he was released on bail. He is slated to return to Kamloops provincial court on Nov. 24 on that charge. Miller is also suing Thompson Rivers University, alleging he was mistreated by the school while there as student in 2007 and 2008. That matter is expect-

ed to go to trial next year. In 2007, Miller was alleged to have stolen money from Over the Edge, UNBC’s independent student newspaper. He was charged with fraud, forgery, uttering a forged document and theft under $5,000. Those charges were later stayed. KTW has learned Miller also worked briefly at the Omega — TRU’s student newspaper — in the fall of 2010. He was eventually fired. Miller was a no-show at Monday (Nov. 14) night’s all-candidates forum for Kamloops school trustee hopefuls. Upwards of two-dozen phone calls and emails to Miller from KTW since Nov. 10 have not received a response. Miller has, however, spoken to other local media during that time and has indicated he is continuing to campaign.

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FOR MAYOR Trustworthy Proven Experience Forward Leadership Committed to Kamloops

THE POSITIVE VOTE On November 19th, I ask for your vote to Re-Elect me as your Mayor of Kamloops. I believe a Positive Voice will help the Kamloops community continue working together to create opportunities for all.

Re-Electing Milobar the Positive Vote for Mayor would see these as my priorities:

• Work with the IHA and Province to see RIH site master plan results funded and started • Establish a working group to advance a new performing arts centre • Team up with BC Transit to maximize operating dollars and hours • Generate some annual “Made in Kamloops” events during shoulder tourism seasons • Advance sustainability plan with development of air shed and agricultural plans • Create more passive recreational opportunities for community wellness • Collaborate with BC Housing and service providers to advance the work of HAP • Partner with the agricultural community to develop opportunities at the Tournament Capital Ranch I appreciate the support you have given me in the past and would like the opportunity to continue working positively for Kamloops!

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Documents say driver had booze breath By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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The alleged driver of the car that crashed into a North Shore apartment building on Halloween night had his driver’s licence suspended last year due to excessive prohibitions and alcohol, according to documents filed at the Kamloops Law Courts.

At about 10 p.m. on Oct. 31, emergency crews were called to an apartment building at 1680 Tranquille Rd., near Holt Street, after a Chevrolet Malibu sedan left the road and struck the building. According to search-warrant documents, the vehicle’s registered owner — and the man police

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believe was behind the wheel during the crash — is 22-year-old Michael Johnson. The documents state Johnson had his driver’s licence suspended in March of 2010 “because of excessive 24-hour prohibitions and alcohol.” They also say the insurance for the Malibu expired in May

of this year. Paramedics at the scene said Johnson had “an odour of liquor” on his breath following the collision, the documents state, and Mounties noted his speech was slurred. No one suffered serious injuries in the crash, but Johnson was taken to hospital with what were believed to

have been chest and leg injuries. The documents state witnesses told police Johnson’s car was travelling as fast as 130 km/h in the moments leading up to the crash. According to the documents, Johnson’s passenger in the vehicle was his roommate, Dan Urquhart. The documents

state Urquhart, 24, fled the scene following the crash, but called police two hours later and eventually spoke to investigators. Urquhart told officers he was playing video games at home on Halloween night when Johnson “showed up and said he wanted to go for a drive.”

Johnson and Urquhart live about a block away from the apartment building at 1680 Tranquille Rd. Following the collision, roads in the area of Tranquille and Holt were closed while Kamloops RCMP officers conducted their investigation. Johnson has not been charged, but the investigation continues.

ROAD SHOW UNCOVERS HUGE TREASURE IN KAMLOOPS By Amy Luccianio - RoadShow Staff Writer

Canada’s largest appraiser and buyer of silver coins and gold estate jewelry has uncovered a massive collection of gold and silver during their current stop in Kamloops. The Canadian Treasures Road Show four day stop in Kamloops this week was nothing out of the ordinary with local folks coming into the show selling their silver and gold coins and unwanted or unused gold jewelry. People usually have a few hundred dollars coming to them from the sale of their items reports Road Show manager Amy Luccianio however we were in shock when a gentleman walked into the show with a dolly loaded with three card board boxes full of silver and gold coins. When we began to sort through the coins it became very obvious that this would take several hours as there was thousands and thousands of coins both Canadian and US. The huge collection was accumulated over fifty years by the now current owners grandfather. Kevin Scott who himself just recently retired shared his amassing story of how his grandfather found most of the coins while working at the municipal dump in Brandon Manitoba. Papa was the only employee at the dump for thirty three years and during that time he set up a small car washing and cleaning side business at the dump and it was free of charge in exchange for any pop bottles or beer bottles the customers would donate.

Papa also offered a free interior vacuum service with the car wash and he would always find a few coins in the ashtray or on the floor and 99 % of the time his customers would tell him to keep the coins. For thirty some years Papa would come home each day and put the few coins in a glass jar and over the years the collection turned into hundreds of jars of silver coins. I can clearly remember my grand father saying some day we will be rich, rich, rich when I sell my coins and then he would break into a big belly laugh that would rattle the dishes in grammas china cabinet. Papa never did cash in his coins however he spent many a night picking out what he thought would some day become rare or collector coins and would tell me some day this coin or that coin would be worth a fortune. My grand father passed on many years ago and left his collection to my sister and I. Now with us retiring we decided we would see what the collection would be worth so we brought them to the Canadian Treasures Road Show in Kamloops. After several hours of going over the coins the road show staff had in fact discovered twenty one US silver dollars that had the rare mint mark from the San Francisco Mint mint and these coins alone are worth eight hundred dollars apiece. They also uncovered one half ounce gold coin and seven ¼ ounce gold coins.

The gold coins we decided to keep and give to our grand children however as none of our children or grandchildren have an interest in coin collecting we decided to sell the baulk of Papas collection as they were worth many times their face value as the price of silver is at world record highs The total weight of the coins was 102 lbs and the Road Show staff offered us a fantastic price of...well lets just say Papa was right when he said some day we would be rich. It was sad to hand over Papas coins but we are sure he would get a huge belly laugh if he knew his silver coins earned us enough to pay for a big part of his great grand children’s schooling. The Road Show is back in Kamloops at the David Thompson Hotel on Victoria St. for three days only Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nov. 18th20th, 2011.

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Covert phone calls part of pot-store probe By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER

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Court documents obtained by KTW are shedding new light on the police investigation leading to the Nov. 1 raid on a North Kamloops marijuana dispensary. Search-warrant documents state police used “surveillance” and “covert phone

calls” to determine Carl Anderson was trafficking marijuana out of a storefront at 405 Tranquille Rd. According to the documents, investigators believe clients of the Canadian Safe Cannabis Society were not all legally authorized to possess medicinal cannabis. “Clients of the business are not required

to have a licence from Health Canada giving them authorization to possess marihuana [sic],” the documents read. “This business is operated contrary to the regulations set out in the MMAR [Marijuana Medical Access Regulation] and is contrary to the CDSA [Controlled Drugs and Substances Act].”

The documents state the investigation into Anderson and his society started on June 24, 2011, after investigators read a newspaper article about the business. In a subsequent meeting with police, the documents read, Anderson said he had authorization from Health Canada to store up to 20 pounds of

marijuana at the storefront location, but was not legally entitled to sell it. Police later determined Anderson was not authorized to store marijuana at the business. According to the documents, Kamloops RCMP arrested a woman — Denice Rachelle Edwards — in August in relation to a

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theft investigation and found in her possession two “prescription-type bottles” of marijuana from the society. Investigators contacted Health Canada and learned Edwards did not have a licence to possess medicinal marijuana. Police also received information from a confidential source, who is legally allowed to access medicinal marijuana, stating the society always has a supply of marijuana on-site. On Oct. 5, according to the court documents, an investigator called the society “in an undercover capacity” and was told clients could purchase marijuana prior to receiving licensing from Health Canada, as long as they applied and had a doctor’s note. The Kamloops

RCMP’s drug section received a search warrant on Oct. 31 and police raided the society’s office the following day. After the raid, Mounties said they had seized marijuana, computers and business records. Anderson was also arrested while the warrant was being executed, after allegedly failing to co-operate with police. He was released from custody the following day. Anderson has yet to be charged, but RCMP have said he could face charges of drug trafficking and obstructing a peace officer. On Monday, Nov. 7, the City of Kamloops slapped a notice on the society’s storefront, prohibiting occupancy pending an environmental inspection.


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MOVEMBER MESSAGE Mr. Berardi’s Grade 4 class at Arthur Stevenson elementary decided to take its social and community awareness studies to new heights. The entire class, along with Mr. Berardi, principal Mr. Small and secretary Lou, decided to wear mustaches for the day to promote cancer awareness for the men in their lives. The students are planning to possibly enlarge and transform the Movember class event to a school-wide Movember Mustache movement.

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2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the south shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops will commemorate two hundred years of shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart. To mark the anniversary, the city is holding its 2012 Bicentennial Logo Design Contest: 2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years. The North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of the city reflects its unique loca-

tion at the junction of the two rivers: in the Secwepemc language, Kamloops means “meeting of the waters.� All are welcome to design and submit logos incorporating the themes explored in the slogan: “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years�. The winner will receive $1,000 or the equivalent in City of Kamloops facility passes or program credits, as well as a commemorative plaque presented by the mayor. The design must be suitable for black and white and colour reproduction; scaleable; in vector format (digital) preferably, but nondigital formats will also be accepted; include

the phrase “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years�; and be clear and easy to understand. All entries will be judged by a panel, with the winner being

announced on Jan. 4 or shortly after. The winning design will become the sole property of the City of Kamloops. All submissions must be received by Dec.

31. Submissions can be e-mailed to the Kamloops Museum at museum@kamloops. ca or dropped off at the museum at 207 Seymour St.

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W Timing is of essence so make sure that you start planning the wedding very early and that will mean that start planning the wedding probably a year in advance. This assumes all the more importance if you are having a destination wedding. W Wedding dresses is another thing which will take time especially the wedding dress for the bride. W So start searching for a wedding dress as soon as your engagement is done and it will give you sufficient time for searching a good dress and getting the alterations done. There has never been a more glorious range of choice in wedding dresses than you’ll find today. You’re certain to find a dress that makes you feel and look fabulous! Here are some tips for a good experience when shopping for your dress.

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RUNNING ON EMPTY Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s team runner Rolena deBryn is helped by coach Duaine Seibel after crossing the finish line of the five-kilometre course during the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Championships, which were held recently on McArthur Island. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Dudy was reluctant to speculate on Saturday’s results, but he believes it will be close either way for him. “I feel very good about how things have gone,” he said, noting he originally jumped into the race just to ensure Milobar would have opposition, but has since developed a full campaign. Dudy has campaigned to

pursue more sporting events and promote the city’s strength as an outdoor-recreation community and tourism destination. He has also pledged to promote a “local-first” food economy that would establish a year-round farmers’ market. KTW was unable to reach Chow before press deadline, but he has said he decided to run for the mayor’s chair because he is opposed to water

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LOCAL VIEWS

Make sure your gift is under the right tree

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ACH YEAR, AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH, KAMLOOPS IS THE CITY OF GENEROSITY. The United Way campaign is in full bloom and most people in Kamloops really understand how good it feels to give and how much their donations mean to the many worthwhile charities in town. Certainly we at the Kamloops branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association know first-hand how much it means to families, seniors, youths and others who are in need. Kamloops’ generosity is also the fertile ground for devious minds to take advantage of good-hearted people, so protect yourself from fraud. It is not hard to do this. If someone comes

to your door or stops you on the street and says they are collecting money for the Canadian Mental Health Association, do not believe them. We never solicit money in this way. Fraudsters can create fake identification, duplicate officiallooking charity receipts and forms and easily convince you they work for this organization or another charity in town. Worse, they can set up fake websites and get credit-card donations where they not only get your donation, but your credit-card information, as well. There are many good causes out there and too many needy people. Make sure your donation gets into the

hands of the people you want to receive it. A payroll deduction for the United Way is a safe bet and you know all the money you give stays in your community. Many CMHA staff give money to the United Way through payroll deduction because, when your income is modest, you do not even feel the small amount per pay that really adds up over a year. We also like to give to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Red Cross, the Kamloops Food Bank, Christmas Amalgamated, Family Tree and the Salvation Army — but there are lots more who are just as deserving. The key is to make

sure the money you give goes directly to the agency of your choice and not to a “person” in the mall, on the street or at your doorstep. (The only exception is the Salvation Army kettle-donation spots, with volunteers ringing bells to draw your attention to their cause). For those who want to give the gift of blood, time or materials, again Kamloops is one of the most-generous cities in the country. Every year, charities receive donations of blankets, gloves, toques, jackets, scarves and household goods. The CMHA shares these with partner agencies when we have

more than our clients’ immediate needs. The holiday season is for giving, a tradition we rely on and solidly support. Each year, we are touched with the compassion and generosity of a relatively small city and we are grateful to live and work in such

a place. And, we appreciate your generosity too much to see it stolen by fraud. Take as much care with your donations as you do to prevent theft of the presents you buy and you will avoid a sour taste in your mouth when giving should be

so sweet. Thank you for supporting the United Way and for your generosity all year-long. If you would like us to talk about a subject near and dear to your heart, write to us at Kamloops@cmha.bc.ca because we love to hear from you.

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These stories really come to life Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone’s life becomes a novel. On Monday, Nov. 21, a unique new event will take place at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 Seventh Ave, where those stories can be told. The Living Library will feature five human books — people who have agreed to lend themselves out and share their life experiences, one-on-one, with their “readers.” Five people with a broad range of life experiences will take part: • Chris Rose is an exemplary teacher and school principal whose

dedication to students with special needs ultimately led to a school being dedicated in his honour. • Marion Oke’s passion for travel has taken her all over the world. • Ruth Bieber is a counselling therapist whose innovative approach uses theatre and visual arts to help clients with multiple disabilities. • Coleen Swan overcame early widowhood to raise her family. • Myra Kandemiri’s journey began in Zimbabwe, but life and opportunity carried her first to Scotland and then to Kamloops.

The deli will serve a lasagna dinner ($15) at 6 p.m. and the library will open at 7 p.m. Participants can sign up to borrow a human book for a half-hour session. This evening of storytelling and bridgebuilding is sponsored by the Kamloops chapter of the Council of Canadians.

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OR MOST OF ITS 66-YEAR history, the Arab League was a powerless organization, dominated by autocratic regimes that made sure it never criticized their lies and crimes. But suddenly, this year, it woke up and changed sides. Last March, the Arab League suspended

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Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal attempts to suppress the revolution and voted to back a no-fly zone in Libya. That led directly to the UN resolution authorizing the use of force to protect civilians from Gaddafi’s army and, ultimately, to the tyrant’s overthrow and death. On Nov. 12, the Arab League acted

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again, suspending Syria’s membership. It did so because President Bashar alAssad has not carried out the commitments he gave the league about ending the violence against Syrian civilians (an estimated 3,500 killed so far), pulling the army off the streets of Syrian cities, releasing the thousands of recently imprisoned protesters and opening a dialogue with the opposition within two weeks. On Nov. 13, the Arab League’s secretary-general, Nabil alArabi, called for “international protection” for Syrian civilians as the organization lacked the means to act alone. “There is nothing wrong with going to the UN Security Council because it is the only organization able to impose” such measures, he added.

He said that during a visit to Tripoli, the newly liberated capital of Libya. Everybody understood the significance of his saying it there. The Arab League explicitly rejects foreign military intervention in Syria and NATO would never take on Assad’s regime anyway. Al-Arabi was implicitly saying what is happening in Syria now is comparable to what was happening in Libya six months ago — and that all measures short of war are justified to stop the slaughter in Syria and remove the dictator’s regime. Then, on Nov. 14, King Abdullah of Jordan finally said aloud what almost every other Arab leader has been thinking: “If Bashar [al-Assad] has the interest of his country [at heart] he would step down.”

It’s particularly striking coming from Abdullah because the two men are not just neighbours. They both came to power in 1999-2000, replacing fathers who had ruled over their respective countries for decades. They were both originally painted as reformers. True, al-Assad is not technically a king, but he is equally the product of a dynasty — and here is his closest counterpart in the Arab world publicly giving up on him. King Abdullah added that, on his way out, Bashar should also “create an ability to reach out and start a new phase of Syrian political life.” Decoded, that means Syria’s problems cannot be ending just by changing horses. The whole Baathist

regime and the nearmonopoly of power by the Alawite minority that underpins it have to go too. This is astonishing stuff. One year ago, nobody would have believed it possible that 18 of the 22 members of the Arab League would vote, in effect, for the peaceful removal of the oppressive Syrian regime or that the Jordanian king would dare to be so frank about his neighbour’s problems and options. What has wrought this miracle? It would be nice to say the rapid and largely non-violent spread of democracy in the Arab world has brought enlightenment even to the most deeply entrenched authoritarian regimes, but it would not be true. X See QATAR A29

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Only three of the 22 league members (Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) have actually had democratic revolutions and their example has not transformed the attitudes of all the other members. What drives this response is mostly fear. The Arab League said nothing when alAssad’s father slaughtered up to 40,000 Syrians while putting down a revolt in the city of Hama in 1982, but his son’s brutality is simply unacceptable today. Arab leaders can no longer ignore the mass killing of Arab citizens. Some of them would like to, but uncensored Arabic-language mass media, broadcasting directly from satellites, have made it impossible. Everybody knows what’s going on.

Moreover, none of the other big countries of the Arab east — Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon — are very far from Syria. The longer the struggle there goes on, the likelier it is to topple over into sectarian war and ethnic cleansing. The neighbours are rightly terrified the sectarian violence might spill over into their own countries as well, so the sooner al-Assad leaves office, the better.

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Finally, there is the remarkable role being played by Qatar, the mouse that roared. It is one of the smallest Arab states, but its ruler, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has been both brave and far-sighted. It was he who gave al-Jazeera television, the first and best of the new satellite-based news operations, a terrestrial home and even substantial subsidies. It was Qatar that

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STAN M.YOUNG September 6, 1928 – November 11, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stan Young. He leaves behind a large family and dear friends who loved him. Stan was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley, (neé Gill). Stan met and married Shirley and together they raised their five children in Smithers, B.C. before retiring to Kamloops, where they enjoyed the local bowling league until Shirley’s passing in 2002. To cherish his memory are their five children, Brian (Lynn), Allen (Maureen), Gord (Bev), Donalda Crawford (Steve) and David (Jade). Their twelve grandchildren, Aaron, Kelsey, Brienna, Zachary,Taylor Marie, Jacob, Darryl, Katelyn,Tony, Quinn, Shawn, Danielle and two great grandchildren, Morgana and Hayden will miss their Grandpa dearly. Stan will be remembered with fond memories by his friend and companion of over eight years, Rose Williams. They continued bowling as a favoured past time. Stan was born in Vancouver, B.C. and became very independent and hard working at a very young age. He began working at age fourteen in lumber mills in Terrace, Usk and Pacific B.C., and then finally joined the Canadian National Railway in Smithers, B.C. as a car man where he worked steadfastly for 35 years supporting his family. He was aptly suited to the attention to detail demanded of the job. Away from work, Stan’s workshop was a sanctuary—where he happily maintained his keen sense of mechanics and ability to tinker, mend, fix, improve, and cobble together something from seemingly nothing. He loved to work in his workshop and he could repair anything using his own unique ingenuity. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic and reliability. He was a man of few words but his sharp wit, easy sense of humor, bright blue eyes and strength of character are the defining characteristics of a man, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be greatly missed. At Stan’s request there will be no public service and a private celebration of his life will be held by his family. Flowers are gratefully declined and in so choosing, donations to the Hearing Foundation of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada may be made in his memory. Our family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Howie who cared for Dad for many years with sincerity and grace. As well, thanks to RIH staff for their quality and caring professionalism. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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KAY (CATHERINE) FLORENCE KOHLMAN 1921-2011 On Monday, November 14, 2011 our mother Kay (Catherine) Florence Kohlman passed away at the age of 90 years. Kay is survived by her two daughters Diane (Ernie) Connolly, Lorna (Morris) Prokop, and her daughter-in-law Karen Kohlman. Kay also leaves behind her brothers Bill (Terry) Wells, Joe (Phyllis) Wells, Jack (Cathy) Wells, Richard (Gloria) Wilson, John (Gloria) Wilson. Kay “Nan” was blessed with eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren, numerous inlaws, nieces, nephews and many special friends. Kay was predeceased by her loving husband of 69 years Frank who passed away earlier this year in July, her only son Del (Delwyn) in 2004 and her eldest brother Bill. Kay (Catherine) Florence Kohlman was born on September 1, 1921 in Canuck, Saskatchewan and peacefully passed away in her home at the Ridgeview Lodge with her loving daughters, granddaughters and nurse Jen at her side. Kay married her beloved husband and best friend Frank on November 12, 1941. Frank and Kay resided in Kamloops since 1956 where they raised their children. Kay devoted her life to making a wonderful home for her family. She loved to spend time sitting around a campsite or fishing or hunting. Some of her fondest memories were the times they would go camping at Adams Lake; they were always surrounded by family and long time friends. She had a passion for country music and enjoyed listening to it daily. Kay was a very kind, caring person to everyone and an inspiration to many. Our family would like to give special thanks to all the wonderful, caring staff at Ridgeview Lodge, Dr. Eccleston and Nurse Jen for all their kindness, support and compassion they gave to Kay and her family. Kay will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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May 20, 1932 – November 15, 2011 Sybil passed away peacefully on November 15, 2011 in Kamloops, B.C. after a short illness. Beloved wife of James William (Bill) Spragge. Predeceased by her son Stephen Paxton, and survived by her sons Michael Caleb, Thomas Norman and daughter in law Theresa Joan Loved by her granddaughters Sara (Cavallo) her husband Justin, Carli, Jade and Kendal, sister to Judy (Fox) and her husband Hugh and Robert and his wife Linda. Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Isabel Horner, sister Pat (Butler) and brother Reginald Sybil was born in Toronto, Ontario and later lived in Oshawa, Ontario from 1959 to 1969 where she and Bill began to raise a family and develop his medical practice. Together they decided to move their young family to Montreal allowing Bill to specialize in radiology and later practice at The Royal Victoria Hospital. Their mutual journey concluded in Kamloops where they settled in 1979. Sybil was an active member of the community making and maintaining friendships that she held until her death. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm Monday, November 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 22 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops. Sybil will be missed by all her family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation ICU. www.rihfoundation.ca Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops in care of arrangements.

Rise Up Slowly . . . Do not leave me here, alone, Where the warmth of mortal essence Lies replaced by cold, hard stone.

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ORTNER Vote Chris Ortner for City Councillor

My commitment to Voters: Back on the ice together for the first time since their minor hockey days in Kamloops, Brock Balson (left) and Ryan Hanes share a laugh at Kamloops Blazers’ practice on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Interior Savings Centre. Dave Eagles/KTW

‘Bash’ Balson back in town By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER

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AMLOOPS kid Brock Balson might not know it yet, but he is one of the Bash Brothers. “I’m really excited to have another hometown boy with me,” said Ryan Hanes, the only other River City product on the Kamloops Blazers’ roster. “Hopefully, we can become the Bash Brothers.” The 18-year-old, 6-foot, 200-pound forward, formerly of the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders and, more recently, the B.C. Hockey League’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks, was added to the Blazers’ roster on Monday, Nov. 14.

That same day, Blazers’ GM Craig Bonner shipped forward J.T. Barnett to Everett in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2013 bantam draft. Balson practised with his new team for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Interior Savings Centre. “It was good to get out there with the guys and get to know them and what they’re all about,” said Balson, noting he spent time on a line with Hanes and Aspen Sterzer on Tuesday. The newest Blazer played 50 games with the Raiders, 48 of them in the 2010-2011 campaign, when he registered one goal and three points. Bruno Campese, the Raiders’ GM, cut Balson prior to

this season. The South Kamloops secondary graduate caught on in Salmon Arm, where he racked up 19 points, including 10 goals, in 20 games with the Silverbacks. Balson was a Blazers’ fan growing up, so his first game at home — Nov. 23 against the Kootenay Ice — might be a surreal experience. “It’s pretty cool, always coming to the games as a kid and to be a part of it now,” said Balson, whose brother, Riley, was the TRU WolfPack’s best golfer this year, placing second in indi-

vidual Pacific Western Athletic Association play. Blazers’ head coach Guy Charron will get his first good look at Balson this weekend, when the Blazers cross the border for a pair of games. Kamloops plays Spokane on Friday, Nov. 18, and Tri-City on Saturday, Nov. 19. “He’s a player that brings depth but, for now, I think it would be ridiculous to think that he can jump in and be on our top lines. “He’s got to work his way in those situations and see what he can do.”

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Sa-Hali hosting provincial volleyball tourney The Sa-Hali Sabres are hosting the AA boys’ senior high school provincial volleyball championships this weekend. Sa-Hali, ranked No. 7, opens its tournament against OkanaganMission secondary at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. At 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Sa-Hali will meet Vernon secondary. Sa-Hali’s last match of the roundrobin, against Princess Margaret secondary of

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LIDSTER MAKING PROGRESS Zach Lidster of the Kamloops Tennis Association picked up his first ITF (International Tennis Federation) points playing in the under-18 doubles division at the Chris Evert International Tennis Tournament, held in Boca Raton, Florida, from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13. Lidster teamed up with California product Loic Perret and advanced to the quarter-final stage of the main draw before losing in a third set tie-breaker (6-2, 6-7, 8-10) to the No. 3-seeded team of Imanol Arconada (Argentina) and Yifan Dang (China). Obtaining valuable ITF points will improve Lidster’s chances of qualifying for main draws at international tournaments. KTW file photo

The 73rd Provincial Winter Fair Committee INVITES EVERYONE (Old & New) to their 74th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Valleyview Community Hall 2288 Park Drive, Kamloops BC Division Reps & Committee Appointed During AGM Committee Meeting to Follow to Elect Chairman/Vice Chairman & To Organize the Various Fair Committees For Further Details ~ e-mail pwfsecretary@gmail.com

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Clarence Fulton (Vernon), George Elliot (Lake Country), Revelstoke, and Southern Okanagan secondaries round out the tournament’s participants.

Runners honoured Kamloops runners Melvin Doherty, Kathryne Flannery, Wes Kibble, Bruce Butcher and Jack Miller received awards for their accomplishments

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on the Interior Running Association circuit. Road Race Iron Legs awards, for finishing all 11 road races or all five cross-country races, went to Doherty and Flannery. Cross Country Iron Legs awards went to Doherty, Kibble, Butcher and Miller. Doherty won a Legs of Steel award for finishing all five road races and all 11 cross-country races.

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A view of Sun Peaks Resort from the Burfield Chairlift, which is celebrating its 50th birthday on Friday, Nov. 18.

Sun Peaks’ oldest chairlift turns 50 By Marty Hastings SPORTS REPORTER

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UN PEAKS Resort’s patrons are spoiled these days. In 1961, there was only one way to capitalize on Tod Mountain’s world-famous powder (outside of scaling the peak by foot) — hop aboard what’s now known as the Burfield Chairlift. The lift — originally known simply as The Chairlift — is named after Harry Burfield, a pilot who died in a plane crash while giving a tour of the Sun Peaks area to potential investors in 1971. Eerily enough, “Tod” is German for death. The trusty old lift turns a half-century old on Friday, Nov. 18, one day before Sun Peaks Resort opens for another winter of snow sports. There are 11 lifts at Sun Peaks today, according to Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC) GM Darcy Alexander. The ski destination has undergone wholesale changes since Canadians carved killer lines on Tod when John Diefenbaker was prime minister. New lifts, new shops, new hotels — the list goes on, but some things remain the same. If Stephen Harper were to travel up Burfield this weekend, he would experience the same vista Dief could have enjoyed in the early 1960s. “I love looking down at the Shuswap lakes when you’re riding up,

just as you get up on the shoulder of the Chief and you’re looking back across the valley,” Alexander said. “And the ski terrain over there is second to none.” An adult day pass at Sun Peaks will cost $74 this winter — patrons paid much less to ride Burfield 50 years ago. “I think it was something like four bucks a day,” said Alexander, who will celebrate 20 years as Sun Peaks’ GM next spring. (According to the Bank of Canada’s online inflation calculator, $4 in 1961 is $30.73 in 2011. It’s worth noting patrons have access to 10 more lifts now, so it’s tough to make a direct monetary comparison.) Twelve Kamloopsians — Donald Munro, Victor Arduini, Ronald Bregoliss, Edgar Drew, Raymond Fuoco,

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enough money to get there. “That might be a fairy tale, but it’s always good for a laugh.” Food for thought — just in time for opening day.

Sun Peaks coffeetable book served up A new coffee-table book, documenting the history of Sun Peaks Resort, will soon be available for purchase. “It’s a book full of wonderful pictures and stories, written by [Thompson Rivers University] professor Kathleen Scherf, with help from Anne Haight of SPRC,” Alexander said. “The book will be available in early December. People can watch the Sun Peaks website, sunpeaksresort. com, for details on how to get a copy of the book when it comes out.”

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The Bash Brothers of Disney’s Mighty Ducks series — Fulton Reed and Dean Portman — were strictly enforcers, logging plenty of time in the sin bin. If Hanes and Balson — who played minor hockey together — are paired on a line with the Blazers, it will be hard work and discipline — not thuggery — that keeps the duo intact. “All the things that we were told about Balson are there, now it’s about putting out the effort,”

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Lions roar to victory The bantam tier 3 North Kamloops Lions skated to a 4-1 victory over Westside at Valleyview Arena on Friday, Nov. 11. Tony Dennis (2G), Darion Nordick (1G, 2A), Bryce McDonald (1G), McCoy PearceOrr (1A), Felix Nachtigal (2A) and Dario Piva recorded points for North Kamloops. Matt Hicketts and Caelen Holling split time between the pipes for the Lions.

Seafair too much for Spitfires The Western Roofing Spitfires fought hard, but couldn’t get past Seafair, falling 6-1 in semifinal play at the Kamloops Remembrance Day Classic Atom Development Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Arena. Josh Van Unen scored the lone goal for the Spitfires in support of netminder Nathan Nesci. The Spitfires had advanced to the semifinal with a 2-1 roundrobin record. The tourney got off to a rocky start on Friday, Nov. 11, as Western Roofing fell 7-3 to the Kelowna Raiders. Game MVP Kaden Dempsey, Van Unen and Keaton Dell scored for the Spitfires, while Nesci and Bailey Monteith split goaltending duties. The Spitfires roared back with two victories on Saturday, Nov. 12, to snare a semifinal berth. First, Van Unen and Jayden Russell each scored twice as the Spitfires doubled the Penticton Jr. Vees 6-3.

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Blades cut through the Blue Frost Dell and Reed Watson also scored in support of winning netminder Nesci. Van Unen was named game MVP. Then, Cole Howaniec had two goals and two assists, and Noah Bradley tallied twice in the Spitfires’ 8-3 victory over Mission. Van Unen added a goal and three assists, while Russell, Harjun Serown and Harrison Ewert each added singles. Monteith stood tall in the Spitfires’ net. Watson was the game MVP. The Spitfires will play host to a pair of home games in OMAHA league play this weekend. Vernon 2 will pay a visit on Saturday, Nov. 19, with game time scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Arena. On Sunday, Nov. 20, Western Roofing will play Kelowna 2 at 12:15 p.m. at Brock Arena.

Jets fly past Rebels The Jets flew past the Rebels in peewee recreation play, winning the contest 10-4 on Sunday, Nov. 13. Scoring for the Jets: Slater Gordon (4), Chase Braten (3), Hunter Braten, Karnveer Mahal and Jake Stanley. Christopher Penner pitched in two assists for the Jets, who went with Gabriel Bedard and Joshua Harris in net. Grayden Baker (2), Jake Tabor and Jack Thomson tallied goals for the Rebels, who went with Matthew Giroux between

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AMLOOPS Curling Club has a remarkable history of accomplished players and characters. If the feedback is positive, we would like to offer up profiles of a few of these individuals. Our lead story follows the curling career of Wayne Saboe. Local curlers know him very well. He is friendly, courteous and extremely gracious — win or lose. However, his modest and self-effacing style has meant that few people have had the opportunity to learn about his storied past. The appropriate place to begin is 1963 when Saboe and a team of school boys from Edmonton won the Canadian Junior Curling championship by posting a playdown record of 28-0 (unmatched to this day). Saboe’s success in the junior ranks, combined with making an early mark in the men’s competitive game, led to an opportunity to join the team of one of Canada’s all-time greats. In 1969, he assumed the role of second for Hec Gervais, the 1962 World Champion. In the days before the advent of the World Curling Tour, there were no “Grand Slam” events; however, the equivalent was found in car spiels. Each year, a few select events would offer top prize of four new cars. Saboe took home a new car on two occasions and a new snowmobile once. The best and worst of his memories of playing with Gervais hinge around one major event — the 1970 Brier in Winnipeg. Saboe’s very first Brier game proved pivotal. Alberta played former Brier champ and hometown favourite Don Duguid in a matchup featuring two of the top ranked teams. The game, witnessed by a huge crowd, was on

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an outside sheet. The playing surface was terrible. Despite difficult conditions, the two veteran teams battled through a close game and Gervais had the hammer in the final end. The last shot was an open takeout; however,

it was anything but easy with the deteriorating conditions. Worried he couldn’t throw the rock hard enough, Gervais told his team he would have to “tea kettle” the rock (bounce edge to edge to keep the rock from getting caught up and stop-

ping on the wet surface). The boys swept end to end and the shot made contact with Duguid’s rock, but failed to remove it. Duguid stole the final point and prevailed by one. Duguid went on to win his first of two consecutive World Championship titles. Saboe would never make it back to the Brier. He made successful runs, leading inexperienced teams deep into some major events, but never quite broke through at the national level. Saboe is currently a director with the Kamloops Curling Club. Ask him to share more stories.

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Randonneur Club. That’s my focus this season. After that, he’s talking about the Death Race in Grand Cache, Alberta, a 125-kilometre trail run with a crazy amount of vertical climb. He’s calling it the endurance triple crown and I’m saying, “no.� I’ve committed to doing support, but realize it would be a bit much for me. On the plus side,

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a change. This is where an addictive personality can bite you in the butt and leave you wondering why. What makes balance such a challenge? It should be an easy concept. Train a reasonable amount and challenge yourself to do new things. Enjoy the journey and experience the excitement of the event.

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The bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers hosted the Randy Lindros Memorial Tournament on the weekend. Kamloops posted a 2-2 record and bowed out in the quarter-final stage. The Blazers opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. Robbie Johnson, Addison Bazian, Dexter Robinson (2) and Nick Chyzowski scored for Kamloops, which went with Josh Shank in net. Robinson (2), Bazian, Kevin Davis (2), Dante Callier and Tylor Seabrooke added assists. In their second game, the Blazers edged Prince George 5-4. Davis, Robinson, Chyzowski, Bazian and Alex Winters lit the lamp for Kamloops, which went with Bailey De Palma in net. Winters, Bazian, Chyzowski (2) and

Robinson added assists. In Game 3, Calgary squeaked past Kamloops 5-4. Robison (2), Jacob Faraday and Maxwell James potted goals for the Blazers, who went with Shank in goal. Winters, James and Chyzowski (2) added assists. In the quarter-final stage, Winnipeg put a licking on Kamloops, winning the tilt 7-1. Winters, from Davis, scored the Blazers’ lone goal. De Palma took the loss in net.

Midget Lions earn silver The midget tier 1 North Kamloops Lions placed second at the Abbotsford Memorial tournament on the weekend. North Kamloops is hosting a pair of games at Memorial Arena this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1:15 p.m.

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In 2009, Svetlana Todorinov was the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Great Russian Nutcracker. She’s now a teacher with the Moscow Ballet, which performs the classic tonight (Nov. 17) at Interior Savings Centre.

A Christmas gift from Russia, with love By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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NE OF THE THINGS I HAVE missed since leaving Ontario for Kamloops has been my own Christmas tradition — heading to Toronto to see The Nutcracker performed by the National Ballet. It’s perhaps a vestige of those very early years, when my mother and grandmother

were determined to turn me into a ballerina. They failed — but I fell in love with the ballet and, for reasons that escape my husband and children, The Nutcracker has always meant Christmas to me. From that first scene in the parlour, with the children scurrying, the adults mingling and the arrival of the fateful uncle, to the mesmerizing Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, it’s simply magical.

Now, imagine this classic ballet that is set to the music of Russian composer Illyich Tchaikovsky performed by the Moscow Ballet. Add to that the unique twist of glasnost — the political process Mikhail Gorbachev used to help bring down the Iron Curtain — and you have The Great Russian Nutcracker, which will be performed tonight (Nov. 17) at Interior Savings Centre.

This touring version makes some changes to the traditional story. The heroine is Masha, rather than Clara, who receives the toy nutcacker from Uncle Drosselmeyer. Yes, her brother still breaks the toy, there is the battle between the mice and the Nutcracker, the tree grows and the toy becomes a prince. X See PEACE B6

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The Midway State doesn’t give up By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER

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Back in 2009, when neither act was all that well known, the label handling The Midway State decided to put it together for a track with one of its up-and-comers — Lady Gaga.

The result was a remake of the Peter Gabriel-Kate Bush song Don’t Give Up. “We shot a video for it,’ said Midway State’s Daenen Bramberger, “but it never got officially released.” Bramberger said Lady Gaga was starting

The Midway State plays The Blue Grotto on Nov. 28. Ivan Otis photo

to garner attention at the time. “She had just started connecting with Just Dance and months and months passed and the label just focused on her record.” The video, with Midway State singer Nathan Ferraro sharing vocals with the former Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, languished, eventualling making its way onto Youtube. It’s not likely the song will make it onto the set list when Midway State plays The Blue Grotto on Nov. 28, with opening act Shawn Hook. Instead, the band is more likely to peform Fireflies and Never Again, along with other tracks for its most

recent release, Paris or India. It’s been almost like a midway ride for the group since it released its first recording in 2008. They were nominated for two Juno Awards the following year and were voted Best New Artist and won Best Independent Video at the Much Music Video Awards. Unaware was featured on the Fox television show The O.C. For Bramberger, it all began when he was just a little kid and his brother got a drum kit. “I started banging on it and kept on doing it. “Then, in the middle of high school, I suddenly thought, ‘I am a drummer’.”

cool to have that relationship with rans. “We just try to give as much as people can take.” The Kamloops gig is a 19-plus show. Tickets only $10 and are available at the venue and at Long and McQuade, 955 Lorne St.

I love touring. I’ve always looked at being on the road fondly.” It gives them time to keep up with the band’s social-media persona, something that is key to staying in touch with fans, Bramberger said. “It’s the world we live in, with all the social media. And it’s

With Ferraro on keyboard and handling vocals, Bramberger shares the stage with guitarist Mike Wise and bassist Mike Kirsh. And, they all share the tour bus, but that’s not a chore, Bramberger said. “Time seems to be always flying by. And

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Sparks in Salmon Arm Kamloops band City of Sparks will be opening for Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Sturgis Pub in Salmon Arm.

On stage • Readers’ Theatre Production presents a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave. Admission is by free ticket and donation to the Kamloops Food Bank. Tickets can be picked up at either branch of the library. Admission is restricted to those 10 years of age and older. • The Kamloops Players present The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. on Nov. 24 to Nov. 26 and Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Tickets are available at the church, Avalon Used Books at 417 Tranquille Rd. and at Andrena’s Book Co., 1–910 Columbia St. W.

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Forget about the actors. It’s the audience that’s important when The Laughing Stock Theatre Society performs. Or, at least it will be when the new theatre group in Kamloops presents its first production, Cinderella, at the Kamloops Convention Centre theatre from Dec. 23 to Dec. 31. And, it’s all because of panto. The word may be unfamiliar to many, but it’s an ancient performance idea that needs the audience. Panto is an interactive form of theatre and, unlike the traditional pantomime concept, includes music, dancing, over-the-top costumes and very

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From there, rather than heading to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Masha and the prince go to the Land of Peace and Harmony — the glasnost aspect — where all creatures live happily together. The Sugar Plum Fairy becomes the Dove of Peace as she dances for the couple. As the celebration in this land continues, there are the traditional dances celebrating many countries — Spain, China, Arabia, Russia and France — but the characters will look a lot like the guests at the Christmas party from the first act. There are still tickets available for the 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets are $73 and available at the ISC box office, at ticketmaster.ca or at the Ticketmaster outlet at Sahali Mall, 945 West Columbia St.

or what has appeared. There are other twists to panto. For example, that ugly stepsister might not look like a beautiful woman because — well, let’s just say Levasseur could be declaring how beautiful he is. And the prince — look closely and you may realize the prince isn’t. You’ll get it when you’re there. But, before the play opens, the society is performing A Stranger’s Guide to Panto at the Christmas at the Courthouse event on Nov. 26 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. There will be three performances that day at no particular time, just when there are enough people at the annual event to watch.

little silence. That’s where the audience comes in. There are times when the audience must get involved with the script, said society president Don Levasseur. For example, the villain must be heckled when he or she appears. In the case of Cinderella, when one of the ugly stepsisters declares, “I’m much prettier than Cinderella,” the audience must chime in “Oh no you’re not!” When the stepsister disagrees with the audience, the line is repeated. Another essential interactive moment: “It’s behind you!” The audience must shout out — or words to that effect at the appropriate time. It depends on who

Levasseur said he expects the sale to be crowded because Santa makes his official arrival that day, something that tends to bring families downtown. The entire cast won’t be involved, just those representing key panto characters: The narrator, the hero, the villain and the fool. Levasseur will be there as director. The society will also be performing at the Santa Parade Breakfast that day at the Kamloops Curling Club. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and tickets are available at Kamloops This Week, 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Proceeds from the breakfast will go to Kidsport, a fund administered by the

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Kamloops Chamber Musicians Society presents a special Christmas Chamber Music Recital - Kamloops String Quartet, Trio con brio and Vivace Choral. Donations to Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund. Thursday, December 1 7 p.m. Admission by donation All proceeds go towards the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund

Ask a Geologist Day at the Museum By Donation Minimum Age: 3 Ask a Geologist Day at the Kamloops Museum & Archives. Bring in samples and questions for local geologists to answer while viewing information on mining, rock hounding, and geology. Kamloops Museum Nov 19 1:00-3:30 PM Sat 178299

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Local Baha’i’s celebrate birth of Baha’u’llah influential family, but lost all that worldly prosperity when He brought forth a message for all of humanity, a message that was, and remains for some, both controversial and revolutionary. Baha’u’llah proclaimed several truths that Baha’is around the world believe: • All humanity is one family; • Women and men are equal; • All prejudice — racial, religious and or economic — is destructive and must be overcome; • Individuals should investigate the truth for themselves, without preconceptions; • Science and religion are in harmony; • Economic problems are linked to

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spiritual problems; • The family and its unity are very important; • There is one God; • World peace is the most prevalent need of our time. In a time of empire, prejudice, superstition and iron-gloved oppression, Baha’u’llah was arrested for His teachings and suffered 40 years of exile and imprisonment. During this time, Baha’u’llah wrote letters to the major rulers of the day, including Queen Victoria. These letters prophesied the unification of all humans and the development of a future world community. He asked all rulers, presidents, kings and emperors to put aside

their weapons, settle their disagreements and establish peace throughout the world. Baha’u’llah’s imprisonment under the Ottoman Turks eventually took him to the prison city of Akko, in present-day Israel, where He died in 1892. Still today, Baha’is in Iran, the land once known as Persia, are persecuted for their faith and their beliefs. Baha’is believe God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine messengers, including Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammad. Baha’u’llah is the messenger for this era, with a message of peace, love and harmony.

As He proclaimed, “Let your vision be world embracing . . . ” The Baha’i calendar denotes that a day starts at sunset and there are nine holy days in the Baha’i calendar when no work is done by followers. For more information on the Kamloops Baha’i Community, call 250-377-3916. Go online to bahai. org to read more about the Baha’i’ faith.

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ELLEN DUNCAN Healthy HELPINGS Cheatin’ Heart over the whirr of water jets and friendly chatter. Care workers are not just offering a service — they are creating an experience that makes people feel safe and valued. On my desk sits a journal article, riddled with exclamation points and heavy underline, my thoughts crammed throughout the margins. The article is titled

The Rise and Fall of a Local Food Industry: 1913-1990. The now-defunct Kamloops canneries set the stage for an important history lesson. In the early days, small-scale operations thrived in a local market but times have changed in the face of market trends and industry competition. The article looks at how, in the 1920s and 1930s, First Nations, Chinese, Italian and German immigrants worked for minimal pay. Japanese from internment camps lived and worked in appalling conditions. Women were paid less than half the wage received by their male counterparts. Gender and racial

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S IF IN solidarity with my lemming-like herd of small appliances (the untimely expirations of which I lately disparaged in print), my smoke detector has a death wish. Or, maybe it was a setup. After all, when a builder installs a particulate sensor within 10 feet of a vent hood, he should know it’s next stop is in the electronics section of the landfill. In truth, smoke alarms and I have a long and storied history.

DARCIE HOSSACK Bon APPÉTIT Take the one in our first apartment. Now here was a dollar-store-device so sensitive, wired into such a snit, that it shrieked murderously whenever it sensed a puff of steam drifting out of the bathroom from

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And EEEEEEEE it went if we microwaved on high. “Just don’t turn it up so hot,” said the landlord. “Cooking uses a lot of utilities, anyway.” Yes, thank you. Good advice. Who needs bread, pizza and scones, anyway? And 400 F is a frivolous temperature that should only be used by professionals, right? Likewise, 375 F is too much for a chicken to handle. They roast up much better if allowed to warm slowly, to sauna at temperatures used to gently culture

salmonella. Naturally, I ignored my landlord — until a bout of insomnia collided with a hankering for 2 a.m. muffins. As it happened, our smoke detector was conjoined to the one upstairs — the one right outside our landlord’s bedroom door. Long to short, the next time I was struck with a late-night urge to make muffins, our smoke alarm was blinded-and-gagged with a sock and, until we moved, we prayed we wouldn’t one day burn in our sleep. Since then, we’ve

owned our last three homes and the only person who might have been bothered by deepfried cheese after midnight is our doctor. (Incidentally, my doctor thinks every generation needs a little Julia Child.) Our current smoke alarm, however, is about to meet its replacement: A laser sensor that smartly distinguishes between worrisome smolder and a whisp of grilledcheese sandwich smoke.

The new alarm couldn’t come at a better time. Not only do I have a powerful yearning to crank up the oven and bake a loaf of bread, but the wok is on standby for tonight’s supper. Which means only one thing: I have a date with my wire cutters. Darcie Hossack is a food writer and author of Mennonites Don’t Dance. nicefatgurdie.wordpress. com onepotato2potato@shaw. ca

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MS Society chapter invites you to open house The Kamloops and area chapter of the MS Society of Canada is holding an office open house on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 180-546 St. Paul St. All members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about chapter activities and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Kamloops area. The chapter is celebrating volunteers, supporters and achievements over the past year and gathering feedback regarding events, programs and services offered in the Kamloops and area region. Goodies, coffee and tea will be served and draw prizes will be available to be won.

COMMUNITY begins on Dec. 1 and will provide up to $5,000 off the sticker price for qualifying new battery-electric, fuel-cell electric, plugin hybrid-electric and compressed natural-gas vehicles. Also on Dec. 1, homeowners who want to install dedicated charging stations in their homes for their clean-energy vehicles will get a rebate of up to $500 per qualifying station. For more information, go online to LiveSmartBC at livesmartbc.ca.

Victoria passing $1.2 TNRD gives grants to million to Kamloops The City of search/rescue squads The ThompsonNicola Regional District has approved two grants for fall search-andrescue funding applications in the region. Kamloops Search and Rescue ($6,335) and Wells Gray Search and Rescue ($6,238) both applied for funding. Each year, the TNRD allocates funding that enables area search and rescues to apply for training and equipment grants. TNRD policy is to cost share 50/50 with area search-and-rescue teams applying for capital projects. There are five searchand-rescue groups within the region: Kmaloops, Wells Gray, Barriere, Logan Lake and Nicola Valley. In 2011, the TNRD allocated approximately $87,500 toward searchand-rescue capital and operational funding requests.

Financial incentive to buy clean cars Starting in December, consumers will be able to access $17 million in funding that will help them buy clean-energy vehicles. The point-of-sale incentive program

Kamloops is receiving a $1.2-million grant from the provincial government in lieu of property taxes. Across B.C., 64 communities will receive $16.9 million in grants-in-lieu, which are distributed as a way to reimburse municipalities for services benefitting government properties, such as sewers, roads and fire protection. The amounts paid are based on the assessed value of the properties and the municipality’s tax rate. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district and those governments use the money to help pay for local services.

Immigrant-literature course coming to TRU Canada is often referred to as a country of immigrants. Immigrant experience, as portrayed in the works of Canada’s foremost authors, is the focus of a new course — The Literature of Canadian Immigrants — being offered at Thompson Rivers University in January. “Immigrants to Canada find themselves

in a fascinating middle ground, caught between their own heritage and the realities of life in their new adopted country,” said Prof. Thomas Friedman, whose course will introduce students to literary works giving voice to the struggles that immigrants face. Starting from the exploration narratives by David Thompson and John Franklin, Canadian literature is

marked by poetry and prose that dramatizes the conflicting impulses of exile from one’s homeland, attempts to fit in to a new reality and the desire to preserve culture and language. The course reading list includes works by major Canadian writers, such as Susanna Moodie, Mordecai Richler and Michael Ondaatje, as well as

those by other immigrant writers from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Friedman, a Canadian literature specialist who has taught at TRU for the past 18 years, was motivated to develop this course in response to his own family’s history. “When I read fiction by Mordecai Richler, who shared my own cultural heritage, I rec-

ognize and am able to link his fictional world to aspects of my own personality and world view. My hope is that students will experience a similar recognition when they encounter the diverse group of literary works this course offers.” ENGL 2400 will be offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for the TRU winter semester, starting on Jan. 9.

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Valley First captures InNOVAtion award Valley First Credit Union, which has a branch in downtown Kamloops, has received a Central 1 InNOVAtion Award for its Feed the Valley program, a community partnership that tackles hunger in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys.

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Beware! The Event may leave your wallet lighter The Better Business Bureau is warning parents about The Event, a business that entices parents to spend thousands of dollars for help in

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Arguments get out of hand at home. Step in and play peacemaker, Gemini. A review of your finances reveals some easy ways to cut back and save more.

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Cruising the backwaters of Kerala By Margaret Deefholts SPECIAL TO KTW travelwriterstales.com

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ULOUS. He whispers: “Rs.300 for an eight hour cruise? That’s less than $8CDN. Is the boat safe?” I nod and whisper back. “It’s not a luxury boat but, yes, it’s perfectly safe.” Riyas Ahammed, who heads up Southern Backwaters company, is writing up our tickets. He hands them to me with a smile. “Hurry,” he urges. “The boat is leaving soon.” We are in the small town of Kollam, on the west coast of India, and are set to sail through the fabled Kerala backwaters — an intricate network of waterways extending from Kollam to the port city of Kochi (Cochin). This day trip will take us halfway up the coast, as far as Alleppey. Scrambling our way past souvenir stalls and locals waiting at a bus stop, we board our motorboat. “Not bad,” says Glenn as we settle into our seats on the covered upper deck. He fans himself with Southern Backwaters’ publicity pamphlet. “Sticky morning though.” The upper deck rapidly fills up. The double-decker vessel seats 80 people and most of them are foreigners: Young backpackers, German, Italian and Scandinavian tourists, several Brits and Aussies. We seem to be the only Canadians. The engine roars into life and, as we pull away to midstream, it settles into a steady growl. A light breeze ruffles my hair and

A trip up the Kerala backwataers in India requires running a gauntlet of fishing boats.

Glenn exchanges his “fan” for binoculars. The waterway, bordered by dense tropical vegetation, is broad at first but, as I recall from an earlier trip on a similar boat, we soon veer off into narrow winding inlets. The view is soothing, waves stippled by sunlight, palm-fringed shores, and fishing nets slung from cantilevered masts that rear like pterodactyl skeletons against a steel-blue sky. Sheltered within coconut palm groves, little village settlements are alive with activity. Women slap their laundry on stones at the water’s edge and men cycle along narrow winding roads with baskets of bananas perched on their back-carriers. Naked urchins splash in the shallows, bobbing up and down, aving and shouting, “Hullo! Do you have pens? Chocolate?” Fishing nets are spread out to dry along the foreshore and small whitewashed churches gleam in the sun. We chug past elaborate rattan houseboats, where passengers snootily deign to acknowledge us as they loll on their decks sipping shandies or iced

coconut shakes. Although the scenery along the backwaters is breathtaking, this part of Kerala’s coast is more than just a tourist tropical paradise. The canals play an intrinsic part in the lives of those who live along its banks serving as transport for both people and goods. We pass a prim sari-clad matron sitting on a wooden bench in a dugout canoe, looking for all the world like a stately maharani. Crowded municipal ferries putter selfimportantly past us. Other barges, rusty old derelicts, carry cattle, bulging jute gunny sacks and baskets of coconuts. Fishermen, barebodied except for lungis (cotton loincloths) knotted around their waists, beam and wave. One of them hoists his prize catch — a large fish, still wriggling, its fins flashing silver in the sunlight. We clap and give him a thumb’s-up. The boat pulls up to a jetty and we dismount for lunch. The restaurant is a large airy room with checked purple tablecloths and a simple buffet: Fat-grained boiled white rice,

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Venture Kamloops Business Development Society Business Retention and Expansion Specialist Venture Kamloops Business Development Society, the economic development agency for the City of Kamloops invites candidates to apply for an exciting career opportunity with our organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the VK team, the Business Retention and Expansion Specialist will be responsible for providing and creating programs and services designed to assist entrepreneurs to get started and existing businesses to expand and grow. The successful candidate will work in the community to enhance and expand the current level of business activity and jobs in the City of Kamloops. Kamloops is the third largest city in British Columbia, outside of the lower mainland. We are Canada’s Tournament Capital and take considerable pride in our world class sporting facilities. You will discover that Kamloops is a thriving cosmopolitan city, rich in the arts and culture, with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Requirements: • Post Secondary Education in, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, urban planning or a related field • 5 years experience in economic and/or community development, business administration and research • Good communication, relationship building and networking skills • Business development awareness and problem solving capabilities • Strong team player with a positive attitude

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR POSITIONS ICS is currently recruiting Early Childhood Educator’s as well as Early Childhood Educator Assistant’s at our Courtyard Daycare for children 3-5 years of age. Various positions available. Monday to Friday with flexible hours as needed. Wages based on collective agreement. Please submit your application in writing to: INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES Attn: Lisa Lavoie, Program Coordinator 396 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 3G7 Fax: 250.554.1833 Email: llavoie@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca Closing Date: November 18, 2011

Career Opportunities

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Auto & RV Sales Professional Are you interested in an opportunity to earn an above average wage? Local Auto & RV dealer is seeking qualiÀed individuals who will be an asset to their sales team. Applicants should have good communication skills, a willingness to learn and a great attitude. Previous sales experience an asset but not a requirement. We offer a competitive pay plan with excellent bonuses. Please send resume to PO Box 1411, Kamloops This Week, 1365-B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6 or email to autoandrvsales@hotmail.ca

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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Event Services Worker Class II: The North Shore Community Centre in Kamloops requires a part time employee to work afternoons, evenings and weekends at NSCCS to provide security, set up and take down of events and light janitorial work. The successful applicant will be physically fit, able to move tables and chairs, be neat in presentation and the ability to work with little supervision. Please email resumes to nsccs@shaw.ca or fax to 250376-4792 attn: Tim Larose.

Kamloops Village Garden Montessori Early Learning Center located in our beautiful new center in the South West Community Baptist Church 700 Hugh Allen Dr. has full and half day spaces available for 3-6yr olds open from 7:30am-5:30pm Excellent Rates 250-372-9915 kamloopsmontessori.ca

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HARDWOOD floor installer full time - 40 hrs per week Start ASAP At least 3 years experience Own tools & vehicle Able to work unsupervised Good at trouble-shooting. Wage $22.50/hr Email: urban. woodworking@gmail.com or fax 2503776978 I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 Part time seamstress required phone 250-314-9599 or email riversworkwear@telus.net Planerman & Millwright required immediately for North Okanagan Forest Company. Preference will be given to those with experience in the forest industry. Fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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ALSTAR OILFIELD CONTRACTORS LTD. Has immediate demand for: • LABOURERS • STAINLESS AND CARBON WELDERS • LEAD HANDS • SUPERVISORS • PIPEFITTERS • EQUIPMENT OPERATORS • RIG WELDERS

Hinton, Fox Creek and camp locations in Alberta. If you are qualified, have valid H2S and first aid tickets and can pass an in house D&A test please apply to 780-865-5829 or hr@alstaroc.com or 780-865-5829. Quote job# 58213-1

Email resume and current abstract to bryan.hay@valleyroadways.com or drop off at: 1115 Chief Louis Way, Kamloops Phone: 250.374.3467 or Fax: 250.374.3487 Kidney disease strikes families, not only individuals. THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA www.kidney.ca

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Planerman & Millwright required immediately for North Okanagan Forest Company. Preference will be given to those with experience in the forest industry. Fax resume to 250-838-9637. Tumbleweed Toys in Sahali Mall is looking for part time help for the Christmas season. You can get a great discount on toys and earn extra income over Christmas! We are looking for a mature candidate who would be comfortable working afternoons, evenings & weekends. The position may be extended if mutually agreeable. Apply with resume at the store.

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Medical/Dental Immediate Opening for Casual Community Health Care Workers - Morning Shifts. Qualifications: Resident Care Aide/ Home Support Certificate or completion of 1st year RN or LPN program from a recognized college or university. Requirements: Must have current CPR, First Aid, and Criminal Record Check. Valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle are essential. Please forward resume to High Country Health Care, by MAIL: #18-1800 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, BC V2B 3L9 by FAX: 250-376-7420 or by EMAIL: hchc@telus.net. No phone calls please.

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North Shore 2bdrm main floor & garage f/s, w/d hook up lrg yrd, NP, NS Avail Dec 1 $950 + util (250) 554-3520 North Shore 3bdrm 3bth eat in kit, dining rm, w/d, gar. lrg. deck fncd yrd. new reno n/s, n/p, cls bus/sch $1650 3725765 North Shore or Down Town 2 or 3 bdrm $1150 or $1500 per mon available immediately 250- 374-5586 or 250-3710206 SAHALI upper house 3bdrm w/d,d/w,ac, N/S, 1/3util $1400 Avail Oct 15 250-374-7375 Split Level home all remodeled, lots of parking in Brock. 3bdrm, n/s, n/p ac all apl $1725 (250) 319-6747 Upper Sahali 4bdrm + den 3bth $1795 n/p, n/s ref req all new appl 250-318-1132 VV 4bdrm new kitchen & bth new floors blinds paint 6 appl a/c n/s $1550 (250) 374-8291

Beautiful2bdr basement suite. w/d d/w gas/fp n/s n/p quiet mature adult ref. d/d $950 + 1/2 util. 554-1235 6-8pm Brock large bright 2bdrm level ent w/d, n/s, n/p util incl ref req $1000 (250) 320-4193 Downtown 2bdrm $700 no dogs avail Dec 1st 250-3745586 or 250-371-0206 Ground level sep ent lots of day light 1Bdrm new reno North Kam cls to sch and bus f/s, n/s, n/p $650 372-5765 Large Sahali 1bdrm close to TRU, wd, np, ns, util incl $900 Avail Nov 1st 374-8537 Level entry day light cls to 2 malls and Nor Kam bus exc, 1bdrm , n/p/n/s/n/p util inc $750 avail Imm., 376-5676 Monte Cr. on the river 3bdrm, lrg private bdrm, liv rm, sep ent. part furn, n/s, n/p, n/p util inc $550 neg (250) 573-5498 Nearly new lrg 1Bdrm+den, 2 patios $1200/mo incl util, int & w/d, d/w 778-220-1227 North Shore 1bdrm private ent. and parking, n/s, n/p, util incl + dd $750 (250) 554-4239 North Shore, York Ave, Large 2Bdrm, sep ent, F/S W/D, heat & hydro cab incl $1000/mo + D.D. N/S N/P prefer mature quiet tenant 250-376-1972 Upper Sahali 1Bdrm with w/d, sep ent and prk. Cvred patio, n/p, n/s incl cabl $900 (250) 374-9196

Room & Board Brock furn. rm w. shr bth. cls to bus. Student or working female $650 w/meals 554-2228

Rooms for Rent DALLAS furnished bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet N/S working person N/P $400 573-6086 DOWNTOWN motel rooms available, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $675/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-3727761 Furnished bedroom to rent in home close to TRU. All utilities, cable and internet included. Shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 2 living rooms both with T.V’s if you would like privacy! No Party’s, No drugs, No Pets $475 per month plus damage deposit. Call 250-377-8589 Furnished Brock Bdrm with bath and sitting room w/Wife, dry n/p, n/s $450mo 554-9546 Furn room in clean home share house, w/d, int., $425 per month (250) 376-7974 Valleyview 1bdrm, w/d, n/s, n/p, n/p. Ref req, util and internet incl $650 Avail imm. (778) 471-1092

RV Pads YEAR round site in town. North Shore, fully serviced, incl cable, util, tel hookup, coin lndy, $485/mo 250-376-1421

Shared Accommodation 2Bdrm in shared duplex close to McDonald Park area parking $500+1/2 util (306)2224174

Suites, Lower 1 Bdrm daylight n/s/p, no parties $675mo + dd, incl util, ref’s req’d Oct 1 376-0299 1BDRM Full basemnt fully/furn 1-tenant np/ns lndry &utils incld $625/mo 250-579-7649 1Bdrm in Brock just completed D/W microwave Lndry, A/C ht/hyd F/S prking, priv lvl entry N/P N/S $800/mo 376-2552 1BDRM level entry in Brock $700/mo incl util Avail Immd. ns/np 250-376-1712 after 7pm 1BDRM New, Batch Heights NS NP, w/d, sep ent, util incld, $800/mo+dd 250-319-0483 1BDRM North Kam basement suite avail Oct 1st close to bus and shopping n/s, n/p $700 util incl dd, ref (250) 461-7271 1BDRM Pineview Appl., Satt.& util incl. N/S N/P Avail Dec 1 $800/mo(250)377-3465 2bdrm NrthShore incl util & cable. Close to bus/shops part/furn $900/mo 376-3594 2Bdrm Westsyde sep ent, patio, n/s, n/p, util incl, shr w/d Dec 1 $1000 (250) 579-5574 3bdrm daylight suite North Shore pet neg, Avail Dec 1 $1000 +1/2 util (250) 574-6388 Aberdeen fully furnished incl util shared ent quiet family home 1 mature person DD N/D N/S N/P ref’s req’d $650 250-372-8633 ABERDEEN, on bus route. 1 bedroom, private entrance. Suitable for one person only. All utilities, cable, internet included. N/S N/P call 250 8280175 Batchelor Heights 1bdrm util incl. ns, np, ref $850 Avail immed. 372-8718 or 318-9100

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Suites, Upper 1Bdrm + den mn flr Nrth Shre 900 sqft newer deck lndry, on bus route N/S N/P $900/mo cble & util incl 250-376-1421 2Bdrm upper floor util inclds N/S N/P close to all amenities $1200/mth 250-819-5283 3 bdrm top floor of house. Fenced Yard. Quiet N Shore St. Close to Shopping & Bus. No Pets. No Smoking. $1050 + Utilities. 250-573-7660 Brock 1bdrm util incl ns, np, share wd, $700mth Avail now (250) 376-8908 Comfortable 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or working person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call (250) 372-5270

Townhouses 2bdrm Lower Sahali cls to TRU 1 1/2 bth incl heat, has basement $1250 372-9622 3Bdrm 1 1/2baths inclds W/D F/S heat, hot water, cls to TRU $1450/mth 250-372-9622 ABERDEEN 2bdrm. W/D, F/S. Close to amen. & bus. Nov 1st$1100 250-320-6576

Want to Rent WANTED 1bdrm with patio and f/p, w/d, have spayed indoor cat. I smoke outside, can’t pay more than $600 incl util will also house sit. 250299-8242 For Dec 1st

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