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BACK TO SCHOOL — NOW WHAT? A primer on what teacher job action means for kids as they walk into class By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER
School is back. And, 2011-2012 is shaping up to be anything but an ordinary school year. Mainly, it’s beginning with B.C.’s 41,000 public-school teachers launching job action against the provincial government. However, School District No. 73 board chairman Ken Christian said, students shouldn’t notice a difference. “No — from the
student’s perspective, it’s back to school as usual,” he said. “We really want to keep students out of this as much as possible.” Christian is, of course, referring to the ongoing contract dispute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government. The teachers’ contract expired in April and ,in June, union members voted 90 per cent in favour of job action. The two sides
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resumed bargaining on Aug. 23, but there hasn’t been much progress to report. Today, as SD73’s 14,000 students return to classrooms, teachers across B.C. are beginning phase 1 of their job action strategy.
MORE ON SD73 Turn to page A4 for more back-to-school newws According to Jason Karpuk, head of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association, that will include teachers absolving themselves of all administrative duties — including supervision, collecting fees, distributing materials and attending staff meetings. Local teachers will meet tonight (Sept. 6)
to discuss exactly how to carry out the job action. “I’m hoping we continue to teach and do the job, and I’m hoping the pressure continues to build on the government,” Karpuk said. “Hopefully, the public will come to see teachers in this province are mistreated. “I think it’s going to be a long phase 1.” Karpuk said if and when subsequent phases begin, should a contract agreement not be
reached, what happens them will be up to B.C. teachers by way of a vote. SD73 staff will be impacted by the job action as well, with 22 district employees forced to help out at local schools. Christian said the staffers — everyone from board secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch to the district’s IT manager — will mainly be helping out with supervision. As part of phase 1 of teachers’ job action, they are no longer supervising
recess breaks. One aspect that should not be impacted by job action is extracurricular activities. Karpuk said coaching and supervising extra-curricular teams and groups is totally voluntary. “Extra-curricular is all up to the teachers,” he said. “It’s voluntary.” Karpuk wouldn’t speculate as to when phase 2 might commence, noting “it’s up to the membership” of the BCTF.
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Falcon Lanes heroes strike up awards By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER
When she took the 911 call on May 20, Cheryl Roos immediately knew it was serious. The first thing the emergency-medical dispatcher heard “was the defibrillator charging,” she said. At the other end of the call were three people intrinsically linked that day — Monica Christian, who had collapsed with a heart attack, and Joel Loehr and Don Harlock. The men knew Christian; she was a regular at Falcon Lanes Bowling on Oriole Road in Valleyview. A member of the facility’s women’s league, Christian came in that afternoon to bowl some extra frames. Loehr, a co-owner of the bowling alley, said hello and went into his office. Harlock was just starting his shift when they heard a loud bang, Loehr said. He looked out of his office to see Christian on her back, apparently unconscious, midway between the foul line and the ball-return machine of the 11th lane. Loehr grabbed the automatic exterior defibrillator (AED) — which he and his brother/business partner bought when they took over the alley — and rushed to
Ava Loehr checks out the medal her dad, Joel, received from the B.C. Ambulance Service. Joel, an owner of Falcon Lanes Bowling, and Don Harlock, an employee at the Valleyview business, were honoured for the vital assistance they gave a woman who suffered a heart attack at the bowling alley. Jeremy Deutsch/KTW
Christian. “She was having a hard time breathing and I was calling her name. I was yelling her name,” Loehr said. “And, I was trying to find a pulse. Her colour was going to purple so I took a deep breath and opened up the AED.” The only time he had ever used it was in training. In the meantime, Harlock was on the phone to 911, sum-
moning help. Those two decisions the men made led to them receiving awards from the B.C. Ambulance Service. In a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 2, Harlock received the Good Samaritan Award while Loehr received the Vital Link Plaque. Troy Clifford, BCAS district supervisor for the Kamloops region, said Harlock was recognized for his quick thinking and
selfless act of heroism. Loehr was similarly praised for his heroism and the critical role he played in the medical emergency. Coincidentally, Clifford learned later Christian is the aunt of another member of the BCAS in Terrace. He called the pair everyday heroes. “Unfortunately,” he said, “they are rare.” Statistics show the BCAS responds to more than 3,000 car-
diac arrests annually. The odds of surviving are four times greater if a bystander immediately starts CPR, something that doesn’t happen in 85 per cent of the cases. Clifford was working that day and was eventually called to the scene as part of the layered-response approach the BCAS follows. Roos was key to that decision. As she was talking
Loehr through using the defibrillator — which also has verbal commands built into it to make using it clearer — she was assessing the severity and calling out needed paramedics. Eventually, six paramedics would be involved in the call for help. Loehr said the decision to buy the AED was prompted by the reality most of the regular bowlers at Falcon Lanes are 50 or older.
Christian was the first person he ever had to use it on — and he hopes he never has to open the red case again. Christian was taken to hospital and has not been back to the alley since, although the men expect to see her soon. She called them at the end of August to let them know she’ll be coming back when the women’s league starts up this fall.
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Back to school for drivers, too Back to school means back-to-school zones for drivers. Each school in Kamloops is surrounded by a 30 km/h speed zone, which is in effect every school day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. “For drivers who have perhaps fallen out of the practice in the summer months, 30 km/h is a slow pace,” said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned. “But, there’s a reason for that.”
Learned said children, especially in the first few weeks of the school year, are excited about returning to class and seeing their friends. Sometimes, that excitement can spill out onto the street. “Be focused on anticipating the unexpected,” he said. “Plan ahead in terms of, ‘What if?’” Learned said drivers should think about what they would do if, for instance, a child suddenly darted out into traffic.
“Thinking about it and preparing for it makes you better prepared to deal with it,” he said. Drivers also have to be mindful of school buses. “When you’re following a bus and it lights up, you have to stop,” Learned said. “You have to anticipate there’s a possibility someone may bolt out in front of your vehicle.” Given the traffic disruptions that generally come with the start of the school year, Learned
said it’s important for drivers to adjust their schedules. “Give yourself that mental check,” he said. “If that means you have to adjust your schedule a little bit, give yourself those extra few minutes.” And, for added incentive, Mounties will be making sure everybody is in compliance. “We will have officers out in full force,” he said. “We’ll be actively patrolling the school zones.”
14,000 students returning to class Fourteen-thousand students is right where School District 73 needs to be, according to the district’s board of education chairman. “It’s based on the declining birth rates and the aging demographics,” Ken Christian said. “I think we’ll be somewhere
stable around 14,000.” Christian said this year’s district enrolment is expected to be down about 200 students from last year. But, he said, that’s a good thing. “We’re getting close to being a sustainable size,” he said.
The district’s enrolment peaked in the early 1990s at about 20,000 students. n For all the information you need about back-to-school schedules and more, go online to the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s website at sd73.bc.ca. Click on “back to school”.
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Opposed to parkade, but will not sign WHERE WERE YOU ON SEPT. 11, 2001?
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If the group behind a counter-petition to quash the Lorne Street parkade is going to be successful, it will have to reach its 6,000-plus signature total without two prominent John Henrys. City councillors Denis Walsh and Marg Spina have been outspoken in their opposition to the parkade, but neither plan to sign the form. “I don’t think it’s appropriate in my role as a city councillor,” Walsh told KTW. He said he has spoken clearly about his opposition to the parkade and now believes the petition is an opportunity for the public to express its opinion. Walsh said he’ll accept the results either way. “If the taxpayers are OK with that expenditure and putting a parkade in our park, I’ll accept that,” he said. On Aug. 30, council gave the final approval to a bylaw to borrow $8 million to build the parkade, triggering the alternative-approval process. Opponents have until Oct. 11 to gather 10 per cent of the electorate’s signatures, forcing council to drop the project or send it to referendum. Spina said she generally doesn’t sign petitions because she wants to keep an open mind if new information surfaces. “I don’t think the role of politicians is to sign counter-petitions,” she said. “It’s to make sure the democratic process has a chance to be followed.”
MARG SPINA: Will let democracy decide parkade issue.
DENIS WALSH: Will accept any decision arrived at by taxpayers.
Spina said she is prepared to listen to what residents have to say, but suggested that, based on the calls and emails she has received, there isn’t support for a parkade in that particular location. “I think democracy will tell us how people feel about the parkade,” Spina said. The counter-petition drive is being led by a group called Friends of Riverside Park. The city has determined the electorate number to be 65,332, which means the group will need to collect 6,533 signatures. It’s been reported the group gathered 250 signatures on the first day of its campaign on Aug. 31. In May, council decided to proceed with a two-level, 350-stall parkade in the Lorne Street parking lot adjacent to Riverside Park. The parkade is estimated to cost $7.8 million, with the project expected to go to tender in late December.
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Sharp runs for council again By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER
He came ever so close in the last civic election. Now, a former city councillor is hoping a third time is his charm for a seat at the table. Peter Sharp has decided to run for city council, joining a handful of other names seeking a political job. The long-time Kamloops resident said if elected, his focus will be on creating jobs and maintaining the infrastructure so residents don’t have to be concerned about quality of life in the community. “I think people live here because of the quality of life,” Sharp said. “Kamloops is my home by choice. I just want to continue to keep the city where families can grow and prosper.”
ronmental assessment to be complete before taking a stand. Sharp suggested the mine could benefit Kamloops by creating jobs, but then added he wouldn’t support the project if it’s deemed to have a major environmental impact. Six candidates — Arjun Singh, Ray Nyuli, Nelly Dever, Bryce Eberle, Andy Philpot and Donovan Cavers — have announced their intention to challenge the incumbents. There will be at least two new faces on council with John O’Fee’s departure earlier this year to join the Tk’emlups Indian Band as CEO and Jim Harker’s decision to move to Vancouver Island later this year. Of the remaining council members, John De Cicco has yet to confirm a re-election bid. He’s expected to make an announcement this week.
Sharp was a city councillor for six years, but lost his spot in 2005. In that election, he finished out of the top eight by 200 votes. He ran again in 2008, but suffered a similar fate, missing the cut by just 80 votes. He said he has a following that supports him, which he’ll be counting on to make a breakthrough. Sharp weighed in on a couple of issues likely to dominate the upcoming election campaign — the Lorne Street parkade and the proposed Ajax mine south of Aberdeen. He said he wasn’t privy to all the information that led to the parkade decision, since he wasn’t on council, but he sees no problem with a referendum if the counter-petition succeeds. As for the mine, he said it’s important to wait for the envi-
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Water-usage ﬁnes declined in summer By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER
It could be the weather — or, it might just be Tournament Capital residents are a little more conscious about their water use than in the past. The number of fines handed out to property owners not following seasonal water restrictions has dropped dramatically in the last three summers. According to the city’s bylaw department, 34 fines were issued this summer, compared to 61 in 2010 and 120 in 2009. Community and corporate affairs director Len Hrycan said the numbers are proof the city’s overall waterconservation strategy is working. “I think these numbers are reflecting a much greater degree of both compliance and concern and awareness for the environment,” he said. Hrycan explained the purpose of introducing the restrictions was to cut down demand on the water system during the peak season of summer.
The city’s water restrictions are in effect each year from May 1 to Aug. 31. Those contravening the restrictions are subject to a fine of $100 for a first offence and $200 for each subsequent offence. In May and June, the city handed out 14 tickets. The lousy weather was being credited with the low number of fines at the time. The weather turned around in the last half of the summer, with August being the driest in record. Still, the city gave out just 20 fines in that time. “From an environmental point of view, what these restrictions have demonstrated is that there is ability for us to reduce our environmental footprint and still maintain what we have come to expect, in terms of our backyards,” Hrycan said. Though Kamloopsians may be more cautious about their water use, the city indicated the annual restrictions will continue to be in place for years to come.
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CAME ACROSS THE Princes in the Tower on my way to a rendezvous with prerogative. Proofing a story that was to be published in KTW, I came across the word “prerogative”, which had been spelled “perogative”. Based on previous encounters with this oddly spelled word, I knew I had to check to ensure it did indeed have that funny silent “R” at the beginning. So, I turned to my trusty, thick, hardcover Canadian Oxford Dictionary, which sits like a language sentry on a side table in my office, a quick step-anda-half from my desk. The option to remain seated and use my fingers to visit any number of dictionary websites was there. It’s always there. However, rising from my chair, taking that step-and-a-half and picking up the hefty Oxford is very comforting. Turning the firm cover and running my finger down the side until finding the letter I need, and feeling the weight of the pages bypassed crash down with a thud is reassuring, a habit that remains even as books continue to be endangered in this Internet/iPod/iPad/bit torrent/ ebook world. On this day, I was on my way to “prerogative” when I flipped those familiar pages and they flopped with that familiar thud — and I came eye-totext with the Princes in the Tower. I had flipped just past my destination and the five words — Princes in the Tower — jumped out at me. I read the definition and was intrigued enough to find out more about this fascinating case that may or may not have been a Royal Family-inspired double child murder in 1483. In a nutshell: Princes Edward
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MUSINGS and Richard may have been slain in the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard III, who wanted them dead to ensure he held onto the throne. The point here is I would never have come across this intriguing story had I remained seated and simply clicked on a dictionary website, where I would have typed “prerogative” or “perogative” or anything that resembled the word and been delivered straight to its correct spelling, pronunciation and definition. It’s fast, direct and flawless — and sterile, frigid and boring. The Internet is amazing and can bring you what you need to know in a nanosecond. But, unlike the dictionary in my office or the 1968 World Book of Encyclopedia set that may still be sitting in the unfinished basement of my childhood home, the Internet is all about the destination, not the journey. The Internet is a direct five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City; the dictionary or encyclopedia a multi-day road trip that absorbs Americana in all its forms. As the world changes at a dizzying pace, all staid old Oxford can do is take note — and it has with the addition of words that, a decade ago,
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Today is the de facto start of autumn, in spite of the heat wave that continues to blister Kamloops. Today is the first day of classes as the 2011-2012 school year begins. Across the massive Kamloops-Thompson school district, 14,000 students are shaking off summer and getting ready to learn anew. Unfortunately, students will also be learning a bit about labour law as teachers begin job action tied to the fact their union, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, cannot agree to a new contract with the government-appointed B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. Job action should not impact students at this point as teachers will still teach. What they will not do is administrative duties, such as taking part in parentteacher interviews, taking attendance or supervising school grounds during recess. That we are beginning the school year today and the two sides remain a Grand Canyon’s width apart on a long list of issues is all the more frustrating when one realizes both sides enjoyed a nice, long summer vacation (longer than any other working stiff could manage). The BCTF’s contract expired on June 30, yet the two sides did not sit down to meet until Aug. 23. That’s almost two months of bargaining time wasted, despite rhetoric from both sides claiming they want to reach a deal that is fair and that students and teaching conditions are the true focus of this battle. On behalf of parents and students across B.C. — get it done already.
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Re: Mitra column: Back to school — confessing God on campus: “Another desperate column full of circular arguments and contradictions. “Here Narayan Mitra seems to infer institutes of education are a challenge and an affront to religion and faith, and that fear of God is wisdom, but God is love. “He states we can have no wisdom, morality or worth without believing in God. “Balderdash! He is chaplain at a university and appears to have no respect for knowledge or our educational institutions and no understanding of the universe. “Mitra seems to greatly fear the quick pace at which science is unravelling the secrets of the universe, which have yet to present any evidence whatsoever of any deities. “There are many places for students to worship off-campus or they may attend Trinity Western University in Langley. “I contend there is no place for religious dogma on a secular campus. “As the students say, ‘Don’t pray in my school. I won’t think in your church’.” — posted by Moonoverthenile
The perks of the public payroll Editor: I used to wonder who could afford some of the big luxurious homes that have recently been built in several areas of Kamloops. Now that the city has released some of its salary figures (‘City payroll rises by $1 million in 2010,’ Aug. 30), I don’t wonder any more. There is no way most of those people would make that kind of
money working in the private sector. Shame on whoever let things get this out of control. Apparently, the provincial government is appointing an auditor for municipalities to protect taxpayers. The cows have already got through the gate, though. Kim Young Kamloops
Why can’t city staff walk and work? Editor: Re: The Aug. 25 letter from Kristin Saunders (‘Pulsating meters cause concern about effects on health’): I think we should have meters, but I don’t want a smart meter. We do not need to be bombarded by radiofrequency signals day and night. Not everyone will be adversely affected, but the constant pulsations will be coming at us from every side. They will probably bother us more than we realize. The electronic age has provided us with helpful tools.
Let us remember they are tools and not our masters. Other places have banned smart meters and they must have reasons. Kamloops city council should take heed of the recent HST events. British Columbia residents did not want the HST, but the government pushed it on us anyway. Now the people have spoken and caused the recall of that tax. Kamloops residents didn’t want water meters, but city council says we have to have them anyway. If Kamloops breaks the contract with
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Neptune Technology — the company installing the meters — it will cost us. However, if those meters are installed and cause health problems for our citizens, think of how much it will cost the health system. Removing the meters after 10 or 20 years will be costly, too. Guess who pays no matter what? What is wrong with plain-old wired-in meters with city staff who walk down the street every month or so to read them? We hear enough calls for job creation. Mona Saemerow Kamloops
Editor: Kamloops voters now have an opportunity to sign a counter-petition regarding funding for the proposed parkade in Riverside Park. If at least 10 per cent of eligible voters sign the petition, council has two options: Hold a referendum or forget the idea. Provincial law says the city must make the counter-petition available. The legislation does not say where or how. Kamloops city council has ordered the petitions are only to be available at city hall and agreed that petitions can be downloaded from the city’s website at kamloops.ca. Those are the two options. Counterpetitions cannot be picked up in any other city buildings throughout Kamloops. Although the counter-petition will be available on the city’s website, it can’t be completed online. The form must be returned to city hall either by mail or in person. To succeed, those opposing the parkade must get the signatures of more than 6,600 eligible voters. I did a little number-crunching regarding 6,600 people all showing up at city hall to pick up and/or sign the counter-petitions. About 6,600 signatures are needed and city hall is open eight hours a day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), five days per week (Mondays to Fridays). That means counter-petitions will be available for about 30 working days. Thirty days multiplied by eight hours (city hall hours per day) equals 240 hours. If we divide 6,600 people by 240 hours, we have 28 counter-petition signees every hour city hall is open until the Oct. 11 deadline. That’s 28 electors visiting city hall every hour it is open, all of them asking to sign the same counter-petition. These are averages. There may be fewer at 8 a.m. and more during the lunch hour. Can we anticipate lineups? Perhaps signees could take a petition, sign it and drop it in the door mail slot? Would it hold 6,600 pages? It is time to move from the proverbial “man in charge to the woman who knows how to do this.” Would a reasonable staff person please organize this?
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The start of a new school year tends to signal the end of summer but, for those who keep a close eye on B.C.’s forests, the season isn’t done just yet. That much has been evident by weekend work to douse wildfires in Falkland and near the New Afton gold and copper mine 10 kilometres west of Kamloops. With temperatures this week expected to hit the low 30s, the fire-danger rating remains high in the Kamloops area and officials continue to warn people to be careful in the outdoors with the dry conditions across the region. “When we do start to see these conditions, it means the forests are continuing to be susceptible to fire starts,” said Alyson Couch, an information officer with the province’s wildfire co-ordination centre. Just last week, fire crews responded to a pair of fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, one just outside the city limits near the Lafarge Bridge and a second near the community of Falkland, between Kamloops and Vernon. The fire near Kamloops scorched five hectares of land, while the Falkland fire torched 22 hectares. “This is actually the largest fire we’ve had since May,” said Lindsay
Carnes, fire information officer for the Kamloops Fire Centre, of the Falkland blaze. “It’s been a good year for people in the area with less smoke in the air and less worry about fires.” Quick action by the Falkland Volunteer Fire Department, fire suppression crews, air tankers (deployed from Kamloops, Penticton and Castlegar) and helicopters helped contain the blaze from reaching any nearby structures. “It got within less than half a kilometre of homes so we did have crews spraying on the ground to soak the area,” said Carnes. Despite the close calls, it’s been a very quiet summer for forest fires. As of Sept. 2, there were only 508 wildfires in the province — less than one-third of the 10-year average of 1,800, and 1,000 fewer than 2010. Only 11,844 hectares have been lost to fire, compared to 322,000 hectares in 2010. To date in the fire centre, there have been 209 reported fires — burning just 281 hectares. The 10-year average is 16,000 hectares. Fewer fires means more money stays in the province’s coffers. British Columbia has spent $50 million in 2011 to fight forest fires, but half of that amount has been spent sending local
firefighters to help out in other parts of the country — expenses that will be reimbursed. More than 1,700 firefighters have been sent to hot spots in Alberta and, more recently, Ontario this season. The government has recovered $24 million for its out-of-province contribution. The province spent $209 million fighting fires in 2010, nearly half of the $403 million it spent in 2009. Last year proved to be
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For those let down by the summer’s weather, the onset of fall won’t likely foster a better feeling. Environmental Canada is predicting below-normal temperatures for the next three months for the west and east coasts of the country. The forecast includes much of the Interior and Kamloops. However, Jim Steele of Environment Canada noted it will be dryer than normal through November. Only the southeastern corner of the province is expected to see a normal fall. “Normal temperatures aren’t that bad, but anything can happen,” he said, adding there is no specific weather phenomenon causing the chillier forecast.
However, the Weather Network’s fall forecast is looking a little more positive for anyone hoping to be swinging a golf club in November. The Ontario-based network is forecasting fall conditions to be around normal, with a slow transition to winter. Only B.C.’s Central Coast is expected to see cooler-than-normal temperatures. Most will remember Kamloops couldn’t shake the effects of a La Nina weather system that brought wet and cool conditions through to the end of July. But, the season did finally show its warm face in August. The month was the driest on record, recording a minuscule 0.2 millimetres of rain. The previous record was set back in 1955 at just 0.5 millimetres. There was only one
day of measurable rain, compared to the average of nine for the month. According to Environment Canada, the average daily high of 29.6 C was slightly above the normal of 27.8 C for the month. The weather began to turn around in late July and is set to continue into this week, with temperatures in the 30s. There were also 18 days where the mercury topped the 30-degree mark, seven more than the average of 11 for August. Though the summer of 2011 will likely be remembered as a dud, the stats show a slightly different picture. The average daily high for the three summer months of June, July and August was 19.8 C, just shy of the 19.9 C average. It was also drier than normal with Kamloops, recording 61.3 millime-
tres of the wet stuff, or 65 per cent of the typical 93.8 millimetres. There were a total of 25 days where the temperature rose past the 30-degree mark, which was one less than normal. The warmest day of the summer was back on July 6 hitting 34.2 C. The summer didn’t pass by without a few wacky moments. A giant, but brief, storm rolled through Kamloops on July 26, dropping more than a 10 millimetres of rain on parts of South Kamloops in less than an hour. For about 60 minutes, parts of the South Shore were in chaos as emergency crews raced to keep up with flooded roads. The storm was classified as a once in a five- or 10-year event for the Tournament Capital.
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The new law school opening today (Sept. 6) at Thompson Rivers University could mark the beginning of a new era of legal education in Canada, according to the university’s president. “I really hope that this is an icebreaker for legal education in this country,” Alan Shaver told KTW. “Demand in Canada for law education is overwhelming. With our school, we’ll make a slight increase in this, but I hope we might open the doors for others.”
TRU’s is the first new law school in Canada in more than 30 years. There will be a ceremony this morning at the Brown Family House of Learning to officially open the law school. On hand will be Chief Justice Lance Finch, Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree, TRU chancellor and former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Wally Oppal and other government officials. Shaver said of the new school: “Someone stopped me on campus the other day and said he could feel the excitement building.” All TRU’s ducks are
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For Anna Peron, spending three weeks in Gambia helping to set up a surgical program is a small thing — but she knows the impact it will leave will be huge. Peron, a nurse at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), is part of a Medicos en Accion (Doctors in Action) health-care team leaving for the West African country next month. It’s the second trip there for the Kamloopsbased organization. Peron said a team visited the country last year to do some reconnaissance, establish relationships and determine what would be best to do there. They found a hospital with equipment that didn’t work, frequent power outages, no control over sterility and staff struggling to cope with the poor conditions. While they were there, the first team also did about five-dozen operations. This year’s team will also be doing surgeries,
but the main goal is to help medical staff set up a surgical program of their own in Serekunda, the largest city in the smallest country in Africa. It was the group’s first trip to Africa. Most of its work in the past has been centred in Guatemala, but a surgeon who has spent time in Third World countries suggested the group consider Gambia. Team members pay their own way and will be using donations to buy surgical supplies. Most of the team is from Kamloops and members will be joined by some people who used to live in the Tournament Capital. When they leave, colleagues at RIH will be “picking up the slack so that, when we’re gone, it doesn’t impact the patients here,” Peron said. While the work they do will help others, Peron said it has a benefit for team members, as well. ‘”We bring back a sense of teamwork. “In a complex institutional setting [like
RIH], you get to just focusing on the people you’re working with at the time. “And, it makes you aware of what we really do have here.” The team leaves on Oct. 21 and is still accepting donations. Contact information is online at medicos-enaccion.com.
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CELLPHONE COMMON SENSE IN SCOOTER Chuck McGillis chats on his mobile phone while stopped along the McArthur Island parkway. New to using a scooter, Chuck said that, with gas being so expensive, he finds it a great alternative — and he meets lots of nice people in the park. Dave Eagles/KTW
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THE HIGH LIFE Braden Derker, 15, is a high-flying track athlete whose star is on the rise. The South Kamloops secondary student won gold at the Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships. Marty Hastings/KTW
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RADEN Derker is a soft-spoken individual who lets his athletic ability do the talking. The 15-year-old Kamloops Track and Field Club member won gold in high jump at the Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships, an Athletics Canadasanctioned event that was held from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in Ottawa. “Braden is a very
good athlete,” said his coach, Lauren Jensen, who joined the local track club about three years ago. “We spent a lot of time this year working on technique and building up strength and speed.” The hard work paid off in Ottawa when Derker matched his personal best, jumping 1.85 metres to earn a first-place finish at nationals. “I didn’t really realize what happened until I was on the podium,” said Derker,
a South Kamloops secondary student. To get an idea how high Derker is soaring these days, picture six-foot-tall Vancouver Canucks forward Mayson Raymond standing upright — then picture the budding track star elevating his entire body over Raymond. Derker set his personal best in June at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships, where he won gold. He also won gold with a 1.80-metre leap
at the B.C. Athletics Championships Jamboree in July. Derker began focusing on high jump four years ago, when an injury suffered during a hurdles tumble left him with a lingering hip problem. Other track disciplines, such as shortand long-distance running, were too hard on the hip, so he began high-jump specific training. Jensen, who has a high-jump background, and her husband, Ryan, began
training with Derker about two-and-a-half years ago. “When I first coached him, you could tell he was an athlete, but his technique sucked,” said Jensen, who attended Calvin College, a Division III NCAA school in Michigan. “We’ve been able to work on that over the years.” Much of Derker’s training is aimed at developing speed and explosiveness, but without the use of weights, as to steer
clear of extra bulk. The rigorous workouts contrast greatly from the calm demeanour Derker tries to maintain when he approaches the bar. “I usually just take one thing from my last jump and try and correct it,” Derker said. “You can’t overthink it.” There is one challenge for Derker that all the hard work in the world cannot overcome — his height. He stands 5-foot-9, which is well under the average height of
a prototypical high jumper. “I was the shortest guy at nationals,” Derker said. “They were all over six feet.” Derker is entering Grade 10 at South Kam — he’s still young and he might keep growing. Even if he doesn’t sprout skyward in the coming years, Derker’s track and field future is a bright one, in Jensen’s eyes. “He’s not super tall yet, but he has a lot of potential,” she said.
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Prince George wants to join BCFC The Chilliwack Huskers and Kamloops Broncos played a B.C. Football Conference pre-season game in Prince George in July, showcasing the league for possible expansion. By all accounts the game was a success, but PG Free Press sports editor Alistair McInnis says there’s work to be done to make a BCFC team feasible. Having a franchise in Prince George would boost the B.C. Football Conference. The league could use its existence in B.C.’s Northern Capital to attract more newcomers, expand its schedule and add new business partners. The support exists in the city. Attendance at the exhibition game wasn’t as high as it could have been (about 500, with organizers optimistical-
ly saying 700 or 800). But, it wasn’t a disappointing turnout either. A team of 50-plus chipped in to help run the event. It’s easy to rave about a one-day event, but bigger issues must be resolved if PG’s bid to land a BCFC expansion franchise is successful. The city’s geography is consistently the biggest hurdle it has to overcome in joining any major junior sports league and that hasn’t changed. Kamloops is the closest BCFC city at 525 clicks away — under normal driving conditions, that’s six hours on the road. The two current squads situated furthest apart, Victoria and Kelowna, are separated by 471 kilometres. Ferry and highway time combined, that’s a six-and-a-half hour
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Broncos would be willing to avoid staying overnight. However, if the two Lower Mainland teams (the Huskers and Langley Rams) and the Kelowna-based Okanagan Sun are offered hotel arrangements for a night, it’s likely that Kamloops would follow suit. Gathering support from the Island may be hardest of all. Since ferries don’t travel overnight, the Nanaimo Raiders and Victoriabased Westshore Rebels could be looking at two nights of hotel accommodations on trips to Prince George. Organizers have stressed the need for an all-weather field in Prince George, something that may seem more realistic if they land a BCFC franchise. Prince George has about a month to put together its proposal.
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Pendrel claims gold in Switzerland Kamloops mountain biker Catharine Pendrel capped a sensation season on the weekend by winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Champery, Switzerland. The 31-year-old became the first Canadian woman to win the cross-country world championship since Alison Sydor performed the feat in 1996. The world championship left Pendrel entering the off-season celebrating her bestever mountain-bike season. In addition to the global crown she claimed on Saturday, Sept. 3, Pendrel this year chalked up three World Cup wins, two second-place finishes and an Olympic Test event victory, good enough for second on the UCI World Cup Tour.
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Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops (see here throwing to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing) earned a silver medal in shot put at the IAAF world track and field championships on Friday, Sept. 2, in Daegu, South Korea. He threw 21.64 metres, a distance bettered only by Germany’s David Stori, who won gold with a throw of 21.78 metres. Stori beat Armstrong’s mark on his last throw. Armstrong made history by becoming the first Canadian to medal in the event at a world championship. At the Canadian Championships in June, Armstrong threw a Canadian-record 22.21 metres, which is still the longest throw in the world this year. Armstrong leads the Diamond League’s standings. If he can hold on to first place, he will win $40,000 and a diamond trophy worth about the same. He earned $40,000 for finishing second in Daegu. Ryan Remiorz photo
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Broncos tame gridiron Colts The Kamloops Broncos defeated the Salmon Arm Colts 18-7 in weekend pee wee minor football action in the Tournament Capital. The win was the Broncos’ first of the season. Hunter Dairon scored a touchdown on a 57-yard run, while William Bogie and Callum Gorman also found the end zone following long receptions by Rorik Munson and Victor Church. Defensive standouts were Dairon and Jonathan Larocque, who made several tackles that led to yards lost for Salmon Arm. Tristan Hunt and Ripley Martin were also solid on defense. Meanwhile, the Kamloops Wildcats were edged 18-16 by the visiting Westbank Sun Devils in weekend pee wee play. Mattias Nelson, Nick Berry, Jimmy Gustason
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Kamloops Wildcat Ben Prokopetz returns a kickoff for 60 yards during the 18-16 loss to Westbank. Prokopetz ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
touchdowns, while Reggie O’Rourke added another 60 yards on the ground. Sean Smit converted on two extra points to
round out the scoring for Kamloops. (Converts count as two points in community football). The Wildcats host the Kelowna Dragons on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Hillside Stadium. Kickoff is at 3p.m.
Blazers split in weekend WHL pre-season play The Kamloops Blazers have reassigned 15-year-old defenceman Jordan Thomson to the Midget AAA Southwest Cougars in Manitoba. Thomson picked up an assist in his first WHL pre-season game, Kamloops’ 4-2 win over the visiting Victoria Royals on Friday, Sept. 2. The Blazers followed that win with a 6-3 loss in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 3. Against Victoria, Kamloops scorers were JT Barnett, Colin Smith Chase Schaber
and Chase Souto. Bronson Maschmyer had two assists, while Cam Lanigan and Cole Cheveldave shared netminding duties, each surrendering one goal. Kamloops outshot Victoria 36-29. In Vancouver, Austin Madaisky scored twice and Souto added the third Blazer goal. Cheveldave and Taran Kozun were between the pipes for the Blazers, with Cheveldave stopping 12 of 15 shots and Kozun turning aside 21 of 24 shots. Vancouver outshot Kamloops 39-34. Meanwhile, the Blazers’ roster now sits at 28 players, including 16 forwards, nine defencemen, and three goaltenders. Kamloops’ next preseason game is Friday, Sept. 9, when the Kelowna Rockets visit Interior Savings Centre for a 7 p.m. start.
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An understanding that transcends language by Allison Gibbard SPECIAL TO KTW
There is an ocean of difference between Kamloops and Cambodia — and it entails more than the mighty Pacific. However, as three Sahali secondary students discovered this year, there can be found a mutual understanding that transcends barriers, language and otherwise. The three Sabres — Rosemary Langford, Miles Marchand and Noah Marchand — joined retired teacher Trudie Bonbernard in a Developing World Connections (DWC) volunteer vacation. DWC is a sevenyear-old international charitable Canadian organization that arranges volunteer vacations in which travellers do more than sightsee. “Volunteering through Developing World Connections is an opportunity to connect with families and communities in a way that a traditional tourist does not,” said DWC founder and president Wayne McRann. The Sahali group travelled to the small town of Chamcar Bei, Cambodia in March, where it was paired with Ontario volunteers. There, the Canadian contingent spent two weeks constructing buildings and teaching English. “It’s been the best experience of my life” said Miles Marchand, noting he would recommend a DWC adventure for everyone.
While in Cambodia, the Sahali quartet helped build two houses, two latrines and a pair of community gardens. In addition to the physical labor, the Kamloops visitors also taught English at the Chamcar Bei community learning centre. While the days were long and work hard, Noah Marchand said the experience was, ultimately, satisfying. “I wouldn’t change anything because, looking back, it was all worth it and all part of the DWC experience.” All three Sahali students agreed DWC is a great way to connect with new people, whether it’s helping the locals or working alongside fellow volunteers. In fact, the Kamloops students remain in touch with many of the other students with whom they formed friendships. While the language barrier is a challenge, it is not insurmountable. “You get past it and there’s an understanding that doesn’t require language,” said Noah Marchand. Part of that understanding included the students teaching Cambodian children games as a way to get to connect with them. As a retired teacher, Bonbernard found the experience appealing because she knows the money she provided for the trip went toward a long-term solution and was not a quick fix. The Sahali quartet plans to continue to help make a difference
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HEY’RE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES. The Best Western refills them twice daily. Sahali Mall can’t seem to keep them in stock, either. Whether it’s the colourful cartoon packaging, the fact it’s free or the interest in children’s activities, the Kids Map released this by Tourism Kamloops has been extremely popular. “Every day, we’re filling them twice a day,” said Tim Rodgers, general manager of the Best Western Plus Kamloops hotel. “They’re [guests] so hungry for information.” Sahali Mall manager Marg Archibald said regular maps of Kamloops have been
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Making music isn’t child’s play Hot Flyer FEATURES By Dale Bass
T’S FITTING AN INTERVIEW WITH EVAN LURIE IS FILLED WITH LAUGHTER. After all, this is the man who, along with Douglas Wieselman, composed songs for the children’s show The Backyardigans. The humour, however, isn’t based on strange child-creatures in bright colours who sing and dance. It’s based more on Lurie describing the process he and Wieselman had to work with as they created almost 400 songs. It was a job Lurie said he didn’t realize would be as intense as it became — after all, it’s just music for a kids’ show, right? — and, conversely, he’s pretty sure the producers didn’t expect what they got in the deal, either. “Thank you for not asking me how hard it is to write kids’ music,” Lurie said, “because it’s not kids’ music. It’s music.” That’s what fuelled the drive to create songs and background music that did more than just move the animation along. Each episode featured a different genre of music, so Lurie would research everything from the many forms of African music through to opera and balalaikas. The goal was not only to meet the needs of the show, but to do it in a way that would expose younger minds to music — and then hope it would stick with them “so that in 20 years, maybe they’ll have forgotten all the stuff on the radio and realize there is real music to listen to,” Lurie said. “Well, not all the stuff on the radio, but a lot of it.” With a background in scoring films and television shows, Lurie said he wasn’t prepared for the tight deadlines of Backyardigans. The music would be composed, demonstrated, approved, transcribed to paper, recorded, sent to children to sing for the soundtrack, shipped off to animation and choreography departments. The next week, it would begin again. “It was an enormous number of songs,” Lurie said, “and I didn’t realize this going in. “We got realer and realer as time went on but, after the first 20 shows of the season, we had to start on another season and we didn’t want to have songs that sounded like the first season.” “But, it was eight years of deadlines, of composing on cue — and then we were finished.” His songs are included in the stage show, The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens, which comes to Sagebrush Theatre on Sept. 15 for shows at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets still available for the evening show and more for the afternoon performance. Tickets are $33.50 plus service charges and taxes at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca. Now that the series has ended, Lurie said he’s not sure where his love of music will take him next. It’s taken him a long way from the time, as a teenager, he decided he could teach himself to play the trumpet. “That didn’t work out well.” He switched to piano, took lessons and eventually worked on films directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci. While scoring for a film might seem less challenging than producing five new songs a week for a children’s show, Lurie said it was just different, no less difficult. “The great terror in movies, though,” he said with a laugh, “is the director telling you he plays guitar.”
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Movers and Groovers (Ages: 5-12)
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Underwater Archaeology Talk at the Museum
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Ensuring kids are ready as classes resume As students head back to school today, here are some tips to help them have a successful year and get the most out of their study time:
Parents of primary students: • Let your children see you read and set aside time each day for family reading. • Ask your children to read to you while you prepare a meal. • Get your children excited about reading by taking turns reading pages or acting out characters. • Talk to your children about what they read. Ask them questions that require them to read between the lines and think about what they have just read. This will help improve their reading comprehension. For some tips, check out this video at http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=9Wq FPWSBG18&feature=play
er_profilepage. • Introduce your children to a variety of literary genres and see which one they most enjoy. • Introduce your children to aboriginal culture and history through stories and other learning opportunities. • Help your children get a library card and take weekly trips with them to the library.
Parents of intermediate/middle school students: • Set up a daily homework routine. Designate a homework area away from distractions like the television and Internet, and with adequate lighting and supplies. • When it is time for your children to do their homework, reinforce strong study habits by also doing yours: Balance your chequebook, pay your bills or immerse
yourself in a book. • Let your children read comic books in their spare time because comics can encourage positive reading habits and can play a role in improving literacy. • Help your children identify difficult and easy homework tasks and get them to tackle the most difficult subjects first. • Make yourself available to answer questions and offer help, but do not do your children’s homework for them. • Ask your children questions and have them explain what they have just read or studied. • Encourage your children to write stories, poetry and songs. • Keep an assignment calendar on the fridge for quick reference of due dates, exams and how they fit with other activities. XSee CREATE B6
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Consider this the essential back to school do-not-do list You have purchased 16 coloured notebooks, a Disney lunchbox and a pair of â€œto-grow-intoâ€? running shoes. You have circled the date on your calendar and arranged day care, transportation and lunches.
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Run, Jump & Roll 3 â€“ 5 years old
Tumbles & Parachutes 3 â€“ 5 years old
Sept. 12th â€“ Oct. 6th Oct. 11th â€“ Nov. 10th Nov, Dec, Jan Sept. 14th â€“ Oct. 5th, Oct. 12th â€“ Nov. 9th & Nov. 16th â€“ Dec. 14th ** **(noon â€“ 1 pm only)
10 â€“ 11:30 am 10 â€“ 11:30 am
10 â€“ 11:30 am 10 â€“ 11:30 am
10 â€“ 11:30 am
10 â€“ 11:30 am
10 â€“ 11 am Noon â€“ 1 pm
Sept 15th â€“ Oct. 6th Oct. 13th â€“ Nov. 10th Nov. 17th â€“ Dec. 15th ** **(noon â€“ 1 pm only)
10 â€“ 11 am Noon â€“ 1 pm
DROP-IN PROGRAMS 2011/2012 Jumping Joeys Bouncing Bunnies School Age Drop-In Tween Drop-In
18 mths â€“ 5 years $6.00 per visit *
3 â€“ 5 years $6.00 per visit *
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
11 â€“ noon
6 â€“ 12 years
3:30 â€“ 5 pm 5 â€“ 6:30 pm 6:30 â€“ 8 pm
(Grade 1+) $7.00 per visit **
10 â€“ 14 years
6:30 â€“ 8 pm
$7.00 per visit **
(out of High School)
$3.00 per family member per visit **
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ * **
$9.00 per visit **
8 â€“ 10 pm
8 â€“ 10 pm
PUNCH CARDS AVAILABLE! 4 â€“ 5:30 pm
Sign in for all drop-in programs begins 15 min PRIOR to program start time and is first come, first served School age drop-in: Both parent and child MUST be present at sign in All drop-in participants must sign in within the first 30 minutes in order to participate $30.00 Registration/ Membership Fee due on 2nd visit for Jumping Joeys and Bouncing Bunnies Drop-In $30.00 Registration/Membership Fee due on 1st visit for School Age, Tween, Adult & Family Drop-In
Purchase your membership online and receive two free drop-ins! â€œWe acknowledge the ďŹ nancial assistance of the Province of British Columbiaâ€?
Create study routines XFrom B5
Parents of secondary students:
3 years old
in need. As you speedspend on clothes, books and haircuts, remind your children not everybody is so lucky by checking out the World Vision Gift Catalogue (Worldvision. ca/gifts). Together you can buy a gift to help an underprivileged child get ready for school. â€˘ Donâ€™t criticize out loud. You may not be entirely satisfied with your childâ€™s school situation, but she doesnâ€™t need to know. If youâ€™re not crazy about the new teacher, the old principal or the basketball hoops in the schoolyard, try to resolve your problems between adults.
â€˘ Continue with an established homework routine. Make adjustments as needed, such as after-school or weekend time set aside for working on big projects. â€˘ Encourage your teenagers to take 20 minutes each night to read over their notes from that day or rewrite them using colours to highlight important information so they retain it longer. â€˘ Have your children take regular breaks to help alleviate eye, neck and brain fatigue while studying. This will help them be more productive and retain more of what they read and study. â€˘ Encourage your teenagers to explore magazines or appropriate websites on subjects that interest them to keep them reading. TNRL library branches carry selections of magazines on a variety of topics, including sports, science, mechanics and politics. â€˘ Keep an assignment calendar on the fridge for quick reference of due dates, exams and how they fit with other activities.
p TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 â?– B7
BACK TO SCHOOL
Make this a pedestrian-friendly school year
S SCHOOL bells ring this week, more families will fill the streets across Canada as they walk and cycle their children back to school. Drivers should be aware and adjust their behaviour accordingly. Chloe, a grade 8 student, notes a common pedestrian danger: â€œThere is one spot on the way to school where I have to listen and watch really closely before I can cross. â€œThe cars come around the bend so fast they wouldnâ€™t be able to stop if I was halfway across. I think the littler kids have to be with a parent to cross safely.â€? According to Jacky Kennedy, director of Canada Walks at Green Communities Canada, the lead organization for the Canadian School Travel Planning initiative, greater numbers on the streets leads to greater safety. â€œWhen drivers see more children walking and cycling, their natural reaction is to slow down,â€? Kennedy said. â€œThe larger the group of children, the slower vehicles will travel. When our streets are sparse of walkers and cyclers, driving behaviour becomes more dangerous to the few who do walk. â€œWe need to learn to share the road with all users, especially children, who are most vulnerable to road dangers.â€? The great irony is that many of the cars that endanger walking children are actually carrying fellow students on the way to school in a family vehicle. The largest Canadian household survey concerning school transport, recently conducted by Green Communities Canada, found the car was the most common way children got to school nationally (43 per cent driven versus
34 per cent walking). Parents also reported several safety concerns about vehicles in the school zone, with observations such as: â€˘ â€œIâ€™ve been close to being hit in the parking lot.â€? â€˘ â€œDrivers do not
who walk or cycle, especially to children and seniors whose independent mobility depends on active travel. More children are hitting the pavement for the trip to school as municipal and provincial governments take
The United Nations has named this the Decade for Action on Road Safety. Globally, countries and communities are responding with policies and charters that recognize motor vehicles are dangerous to people
stop at stop signs.â€? â€˘ â€œDrivers do not respect the school zone areas or the cross walks.â€? However, more and more people are supporting a change in car culture across Canada and around the world.
steps to change carcentric road policies and school boards support those measures. â€œWalking to school has been one of the greatest things that weâ€™ve done over the last couple of yearsâ€? said Bruce Krentz, a father
in Thompson, Man. â€œItâ€™s really some special time together and it also starts to get people out and get them moving â€” and it shows your kids that itâ€™s OK to walk, that you donâ€™t always have to take a car to wherever you go.â€?
RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS 2011/2012 6+ years (must be in grade 1)
Fall/Winter Session: September 7th â€“ February 4th
Spring Session: February 6th â€“ June 23rd
All programs are co-ed unless otherwise noted.
Programs will be pro-rated from date of registration.
Beginner Artistic Intermediate Artistic Adv Rec
3:30 â€“ 5pm (BOYS) 5 - 6:30pm (GIRLS)
3:30 â€“ 5:00 pm 5:00 â€“ 6:30 pm
10:30 â€“ Noon
3:30â€“5pm (GIRLS) 5 â€“ 6:30pm
10:30 - Noon
3:30 â€“ 5pm
5 â€“ 6:30pm 6:30 â€“ 8pm (9+ YRS)
9 â€“ 10:30am
5 â€“ 6:30pm 6:30 â€“ 8pm (9+ YRS)
3:30 â€“ 5pm
10:30 â€“ Noon
3:30 â€“ 5pm 6:30 â€“ 8pm (8+YRS) 5 â€“ 6:30pm
4:30 â€“ 6pm
6:30 - 8 pm (Display Group)
3:30 â€“ 5pm 5 â€“ 6:30pm (BOYS) 6:30 â€“ 8pm (8+ YRS)
4:30 â€“ 6pm
4 â€“ 6pm (6â€“10 YRS) 6 â€“ 8pm (11+ YRS)
4 â€“ 6 pm (6â€“10 YRS) 6 â€“ 8 pm (11+ YRS)
6 â€“ 8pm (9+ YRS)
6 â€“ 8 pm (9+ YRS)
Trampoline Level 1 Trampoline Level 2
6 â€“ 7:30pm
(coach invite required)
Trampoline Level 3
6 â€“ 8pm
6 â€“ 8pm
(coach invite required)
YOUTH & ADULT SCHEDULE 2011/2012 Saturdays from 9:00 â€“ 10:30 am
Fit Kids & Sport FUNdamentals
Sept. 10 â€“ Nov. 12
6 â€“ 9 years & 10 â€“ 13 years
Nov. 19th â€“ Dec. 17th, Jan. 7th â€“ Feb. 4th & Apr. 21st â€“ June 23rd
7 â€“ 13 years old
Fridays from 8:00 â€“ 9:30 pm
& Feb. 11 â€“ Apr. 14 th
5 Week sessions starting September 9
13+ years old
$72.40/5 week session
Saturdays from 9:00 â€“ 10:30 am 5 Weeks
Tuesdays from 7:00 â€“ 8:30 pm ZUMBA with Gymnastics 5 Weeks
Sept. 6th â€“ Nov. 1st, Oct. 11th â€“ Nov. 8th, Nov. 15th â€“ Dec. 13th, Jan. 3rd â€“ Jan. 31 st, Feb. 7th â€“ Mar. 6th & Mar. 13th â€“ Apr. 10th
7 â€“ 13 years old
High School Team 10 Weeks
Sept 12th â€“ Oct. 3rd, Oct. 17th â€“ Nov. 7th, Nov. 14th â€“ Dec. 12th & Jan 9th â€“ Jan. 30th
18+ years old
$72.40/5 week session
Wednesday from 6:30 â€“ 8:00 pm
Are you tired of organizing, entertaining, and cleaning up after your childâ€™s birthday party? Do you want to sit back, relax, and actually enjoy your childâ€™s birthday? OR are you looking to book your corporate Christmas party somewhere unique and fun?
Sept. 7th â€“ Feb. 4th & Feb. 6th â€“ June 23rd
Look no further!!!!
11 â€“ 16 years old
Gym Sport Training
Mondays from 8:00 â€“ 9:30 pm Master Training
12 â€“ 19 years old
KGTC offers the best parties in town! All you need to do it pre-book your party timeslot, invite your guests, and present yourself at our facility. Our staff will keep your guests entertained, organize gift opening, and clean everything up when your party is finished! Corporate groups also welcome, please contact our office for more details on what we can offer you!
Mondays from 6:30 â€“ 8:00 pm Dates:
Oct 17th â€“ Dec 12th & Jan 9 th â€“ Mar 12th
â€œWe acknowledge the ďŹ nancial assistance of the Province of British Columbiaâ€?
*** All participants must pay a $30 Membership Fee (valid Sept 1 â€“ Aug 31)*** WHAT TO WEAR: soft clothing only, preferably closer fitting, shorts/pants that fit at the waist REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS after 3 weeks in a program. Membership Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE For more detailed refund policy please visit our website or click here. Schedule subject to change without notice.
B8 ❖ TUESDAY, September 6, 2011
LESSONS FOR ALL AGES – REGISTER NOW!
M U S I C
Where the Music Begins!
S C H O O L
SCHOOL OF MUSIC REGISTER NOW! MUSIC LESSONS In Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals & Drums
Photos: Don ovan
Group Classes: Sunrise™ Program for ages 2-3 Music for Young ChildrenTM for ages 3-8 Chamber Music for all ages Youth String Orchestra
Harrison www.pic turekam loops.c om
Private instruction for all ages and levels: Strings Vocal Piano
Woodwinds Brass Theory
250-372-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Station Plaza #3-510 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC
SALES • REPAIRS • LESSONS • SERVICE
1305 Battle St. 250-374-6683 • www.leesmusic.net
ABERDEEN MUSIC STUDIO
Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Voice, Sax, Flute,Trumpet, Musical Theatre and more.
Why Choose Long & McQuade? Music lessons for all ages, stages and styles. Professional instructors make learning fun. Convenient lesson times for busy families. No Registration Fees. Affordable Instrument Rentals.
955 Lorne Street, Kamloops 250.828.2315
Now Accepting Students of All Ages!
Operating in Aberdeen since 2001
• Piano • Accordion • Brass • Woodwind • Voice •
Multi Award Winning Teaching Program
Discover the Lee’s Music Difference!
Register For Music Lessons Today.
Retired concert pianist and high school music teacher, also former member of the Kamloops Symphony. Over 30 years experience in private instruction.
Limited spaces available for September For more information call 250-682-2100
Music can heal, comfort . . . help us to feel . . . Learn how to sing, gain confidence, read music, harmonize, develop your talent and simply enjoy making YOUR sound . . . “cause it’s good for you!” (Also offering Piano lessons)
THERESA TAKACS • Associate Diploma RCM in Performance Singing • National Association Teachers of Singing • BC Registered Music Teacher For more information call
SKATING - SPORT FOR LIFE! • Learn with Fun, Skate with Power The Kamloops River City Racers Club (RCR) offers competitive as well as recreational and learn to skate programs for all ages and abilities. Join us at our FREE public skate on Saturday September 17, 10am at McArthur Arena. Registration and skate ﬁtting available on September 17 or Thursday September 22 at McArthur main lobby between 4 - 6:30pm. Our sessions are held at McArthur Arena, the Ice box and in December and January at Owen’s Oval - a large outdoor skating surface.
13DRUMS Sign up now for Fall Lessons! All ages and levels welcome! Professional instructor with over 24 years experience! For more information call Kris @ 778-468-1118 or 250-819-1362 or email email@example.com
Lessons are always fun, challenging, and never boring!
LEARN TO SKATE! All Ages & All Levels! Levels! FALL REGISTRATION DATE In Person Saturday, Sept 24
10 am - 2 pm at Valleyview Arena Via mail or email - info & forms @ www.vvsc.ca. In Person on ﬁrst day of lessons Canskate Cost: $145/10 lessons
CHILDREN’S LEARN TO SKATE - $75.00 - must be at least 5 years of age. A learn to skate program for the beginner skater. Focus will be on fundamental movement skills on skates, ie balance, skating stride, stopping, starting, corner cross overs and agility. Skills taught through games. Report cards and achievement pins awarded. 1X week McArthur Arena - Thursdays 5:15 - 6pm
START DAYS/TIMES: Sun. Sept 25 @ Memorial Arena
SKATE FUN - for the skater who is past the beginner stage and wants to be further challenged on skating skills. 1X week - McArthur Arena - Thursdays 4:00 - 5:15pm
Mon. Sept 26 @ Valleyview Arena
SKATE SKILLS - for the beginning competitive racer or recreational skater that would like more ice time 2X week - McArthur Arena - Thursdays 4 - 5:15 and Tuesdays at the Ice Box SKATE FAST - for the competitive racer 3X week - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday morning (6:30 - 7:45am - McArthur) SKATE MASTERS - either Friday morning and/or Tuesday evening TBA
For more information please contact Cathy at 250 374 5430 speedskatingkamloops.blogspot.com
Adult Canskate (16+ yrs) 9-9:30 am Canskate (6-15 yrs) 9:30-10 am Pre-Canskate (3-5 yrs) 10-10:30 am Pre-Canskate (3-5 yrs) & Canskate (6-15 yrs) Level I & II 6:15-6:45 pm Canskate Levels III+ 6:45-7:15 pm
Wed., Sept 28 @ Valleyview Arena Pre-Canskate (3-5 yrs) & Canskate (6-15 yrs) Level I&II 5-5:30 pm Canskate Levels III+ 5:30-6 pm
*On lesson start day, please arrive 45 minutes prior to lesson.
www.vvsc.ca For more information call Andrew @ 250 314 0802 or Alice @ 250 573 2164 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 ❖ B9
Learn to dive!
We’re celebrating our
27thAnniversary! • Tap • Ballet • Jazz • Hip Hop • Lyrical • Musical Theatre • Ages 2 to Adult
FFALL SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19TH
Sign Up Now!
We offer an introductory program for youths. Beginners learn the fundamentals of diving in a fun and safe environment and individual’s progress at their own rate. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday – Choose a one day or two day a week program. FunDive is where the emphasis is on fun!
Professionally Certiﬁed Instructors
New 5 & 10 week programs for Tweens, Youth & Active Start! Come Join KGTC for a year filled with fun, games, gymnastics and more!!!
Go to www.kgtc.ca for more information or to register! 910 McGill Rd. Kamloops 250-374-6424
Call to register! 250 320 0436 or Register Online @ www.riptech.ca
We would love to have you join us!
OPEN HOUSE SEPT 6TH 36PM
MCARTHUR ISLAND CURLING CLUB located at the McArthur Island Sport Complex 1975 Parkway, McArthur Island
MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
CANADA'S OLYMPIC SPORT
Come join one of the many leagues we have to offer Men's, Women's, Mixed, Super League, Seniors, Wednesday Mixed Beginner League. Join as a team, a couple or individual- everyone is welcome Let us help you organize Corporate Fun Spiel as a new event for your employees. Reasonable rates.
Our excellent educators will provide:
LEAGUE CURLING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 26 GOLF & CURL EVENT - OCTOBER 1, 2011 CURLING CLINIC - SEPT. 28, OCT. 5, 12, 19 REGISTRATION NIGHT & AGM - SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
SPACES AVAILABLE NOW! Reserve your space by calling today.
SUMMIT MONTESSORI 1565 Summit Drive • 250-828-2533 Ages 12 months - 12 years • Monday - Friday • 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Visit www.kamloopsdance.com for more information
KICK THE CALORIES
Senior Curlers – 50+ for Women, 55+ for Men Daytime Leagues contact Dan Folk at 250-376-4104 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL THE CLUB AT 250-554-1911 OR FAX TO 250-554-1901 e-mail: email@example.com www.mcarthurislandcurlingclub.com
Traditional karate practiced in Kamloops since 1972
• Experience a unique culture and art • Get in Shape • 3 months for only $100.00 • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 7 - 8:30 pm
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• Freedom of choice • Independence • Love for learning • Practice of virtues • Pre-Literacy • Science & culture • Concrete & abstract math concepts • Music & art
VALLEYVIEW SQUARE 7-2121 ETC Highway • 250-828-0499
WITH THE KAMLOOPS SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB
September Preschool & All Day Care available for ages 3-5
Kamloops Dance Academy
PROGRAMS START SEPT. 7TH.
1080 Kenora Avenue Kamloops Judo Centre (Behind Norkam Secondary School) For more information
call 250.374.9443 during regular business hours.
Helping l i Ch Children hild ld D Develop l iin H Harmony with ith h Lif Life f
Ba$ics of Money
• Kamloops Founding & Authentic Montessori Preschool Programs • A passion for excellence • Character & universal values • Global Understanding • Service to Humanity • Subsidy accepted
` 5 Week Course _
Providing Excellence In Montessori Education Since 1988
PRE-SCHOOL/KINDERGARTENS FULL DAY PROGRAMS/AFTER SCHOOL CARE KAMLOOPS MONTESSORI SCHOOL 920 Greystone Crescent • 250-372-9945
SAHALI MONTESSORI in McGowan Park Elementary 2080 Tremerton Drive 250-374-4264
ABERDEEN HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL 2191 Van Horn Drive, located in Aberdeen Elementary School 250-372-9940
KAMLOOPS VILLAGE GARDEN MONTESSORI EARLY LEARNING CENTRE 700 Hugh Allan Drive in the Southwest Baptist Church 250-372-9915 * not afﬁliated with the SWCB church
September 19th - October Oct 17th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm 700 H Hugh Allan Drive
YYou ou will learn... AVAILABLE » how how money works » how how to make the most of the money you have » how how to properly budget » how how to prevent fraud & indentity theft » how how to properly manage credit » how how to get the best rates when dealing with lenders » how how the money markets work Cost is $125 For more information or to register please call
B10 ❖ TUESDAY, September 6, 2011
KAMLOOPS MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Saturday, September 10th
Mac Park Arena (upstairs)
Drop off gear – 8 am to 10 am SALE – 10:30 am to 1 pm Pick-up money & unsold gear – 1 pm to 2 pm REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED IN MOST AGE GROUPS For more information: www.kamloopsminorhockey.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 250-376-1788
Join a Class & Make Your Own Gifts!
re st !
Annual Skate & Equipment Swap
Too Much Time On Your Hands?
e h t e ov A leap ab Tartan 3’s to Adults
Dancers prepared for concerts, exams & competitions. Fully qualiﬁed teachers instructors of both Highland and National Branches of SDTA. Serving Kamloops and Area for 23 Years
(Most Classes No Experience Necessary)
1 month FREE lessons to all new students
For more information please call Lorena at 250-374-7078 or 250-819-8040
“Discover new friendships that will last a lifetime”
ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS 2305 RCACC meets Mondays at the Cadet Hall at 169 Briar Ave.
Register your kids for the new season!
Boys & Girls 12 - 18 years old are welcome to enroll Uniforms are loaned at no charge
• Map & Compass • Field Craft • Rock Climbing • Adventure Training • First Aid • Marksmanship • Drill • Band The purpose of the Cadet Program is to develop the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, to promote physical Àtness and to stimulate an interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces.
Beginner Stained Glass • Glass Fusing Mosaics • Christmas Classes
French Scouting needs dedicated volunteers to help provide fun and exciting adventures to our youth! We provide all the training and resources you need to help provide the adventure of a lifetime.
Info: 250-578-7836 or email@example.com For more information call
250-376-3900 This ad placed by the sponsor on behalf of the Army Cadet League of Canada for 2305 RCACC - Kamloops.
Get in Sync with the Sunrays Synchronized swimming combines athleticism, artistry and teamwork in a challenging, supportive and fun environment • A range of programs, from recreational to competitive, start at age 6 • Excellent athlete to coach ratios • Train at Canada Games or Westsyde pool
See It Try It - Sept 12,15,19 & 22 at the TCC from 6-7pm For more info, please see our website www.kamloopssynchro.ca email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our registrar, Irene Klossner at 250-851-0505
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High Country 653 Victoria Street 250-851-0876 www.highcountrystainedglass.com
Along with Fall comes some great new things at the Shelf! NEW FALL CLASSES
AVAILABLE FOR BEGINNERS OR EXPERIENCED QUILTERS - Great holiday projects happening. (Hallowe’en, Fall, Christmas) - Plenty of new fabrics for the up and coming season(s) - Machine servicing on site. - New kits just arrived - Follow us on Facebook - New inventory such as books, patterns, and notions - Up and coming events, specials, discounts, - Learn new techniques, fun projects, make new friends
#4-685 Tranquille Rd (next to Baskin Robbins)
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL 235 Poplar Street • 250-376-2343 www.olphschool.ca Welcome Back to a new school year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. Our new school year will begin Tuesday, September 6th as a full day for all students Kindergarten to Grade 7. We are excited to begin another year working with your children to help them grow in faith and knowledge. We are now accepting registration for the 2010-2011 school year for Kindergarten to Grade 7. LEARN MORE, VISIT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE OR CALL THE SCHOOL AT 250-376-2343 TO SCHEDULE A VISIT & A TOUR. Christian Family Values · Talented Teaching Staff Supportive Academic Environment Athletic, Music & Band Programs Full-Time Kindergarten Tax receipts issued for tuition. Before & After School Care Program dOLPHin Preschool & Daycare GIVE YOUR CHILDREN THE GIFT OF EDUCATION WITH LIFE-LONG DIRECTION
TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 ❖ B11
Classes begin Monday September 13th
DANCE STUDIO Preschool • R.A.D. Ballet Jazz•Lyrical •Modern Latin Hip-Hop Musical Theatre Feldenkrais (ATM) Adult New! Ballet Jazz & Regina Bittner-Rothbart L.R.A.D.
Registration: Sept. 1st 3:30-6:30pm12th Classes beginWednesday, Monday, September Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 8th & 9th 3:30-6:30pm 253 Victoria Street (Upstairs) email@example.com
To pregister or for more information contact:
or 250 374 3628
LEARN & EARN:
HOW MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION CAN WORK FOR YOU
RELEVANCE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
SIGN UP ! NOW
• MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING • OFFICE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE • ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
The way students learn today is changing. There are more classroom schedules, even more technology options. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need to show what you know to help get a good job or advance in your career. Certiﬁcations help show that students have learned the skills they need to succeed in today’s job market. When evaluating new candidates, employers recognize the value of a Microsoft Certiﬁcation. Prove your skills to potential employers by challenging a certiﬁcation exam, taking an E Learning course or full training program. PCT Kamloops offers training at your level, your way, your schedule…. IT really IS all about YOU!
To pre-register please call 250-374-3628
CLUB 55+ Bowlers 55 and older - Come out and bowl on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Afternoons at 1:00pm. No experience necessary. Only $10.75 a week.
YOUTH BOWLING CANADA (YBC) Girls & Boys Ages 3 - 18 • Certified Coaches Come in Saturday, September 10th between 10 :00 am & 12 Noon. Parents register your children, while children bowl one game for FREE
THURSDAY MORNING LADIES COFFEE LEAGUE League starts at 9:30 am. Open to Ladies of all ages. Where else can you visit & bowl too?
OPEN HOUSE • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST (CAKE & COFFEE) 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm • Bowl a game for FREE!
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE Join as a team or as an individual.
Leagues Run from Early September 2011 to the end of April 2012.
he T r o F l w o B Fun Of It!
Wednesday & Thursday,
www.PCTKamloops.com • 405 Tranquille Rd at MacKenzie
ACTIVE FUN & VALUE BASED
FOR BOYS & GIRLS
WE ARE CO-ED!
Beavers: Ages 5 - 7 Cubs: Ages 8 - 10 Scouts: Ages 11 - 14 Venturers: 14 - 17
JOIN SCOUTING ANYTIME! Are you ready for a new season? • The Scout Popcorn Program runs September - October • Look for us at the Remembrance Day & Christmas Parades See what we are all about at
2011-2012 Season Starts the Week of September 7th, 2011
CALL TO REGISTER 250-372-7933
Registration: September 7th and 8th 3:30 - 6:30 pm.
Stay Active Stay Join a League!
5 PIN BOWLING CENTRE
2020A Falcon Road, Valleyview
OLYMPIC WAY A learn to swim program with a competitive edge! For all swimmers. • $130 for 16 lessons. Fall Session 2011 begins Monday, September 26th Monday & Wednesday September 26th - November 21st* *No lesson Thanksgiving Monday All levels • 3:30 or 4:15 pm Tuesday & Thursday September 27th - November 17th All levels • 3:45, 4:30 or 5:15 pm Winter Session 2012 begins Monday, January 16th Monday & Wednesday January 16th - March 7th All levels • 3:30 or 4:15 pm
EACUP www.enchantedteacup.com 410 Tranquille Road | 250-376-8327 Formerly “Once Upon A Birthday Party” but BETTER! ^ Specializing in girls theme parties for all ages! ^ Our own Fairy-Princess, Laura-Leigh ^ Fun retail, costume sales and accessories ^ Daytime and evening programs ^ A new enchanted party area PLUS... An Enchanted shop where you can ﬁnd ^ Premium quality organic loose leafteas & retail ^ Two Certified Tea Master Apprentices ^ Tea classes and tea tastings
Come visit us & be enchanted!
or call 25O-828.2466
Come enjoy the
Experience of Dance
G Groove 2 Moves M (Age (A 2) Combo Dance (Age 5-7) Creative Dance (Age 3-4) Funky Jazz (Age 6-11) Musical Theatre Contemporary Hip Hop • Jazz • Ballet • Tap
Academy of Dance
Tuesday & Thursday January 17th - March 8th All levels • 3:45, 4:30 or 5:15 pm Just need a quick assessment? Come to the Canada Games Pool September 12th-14th-16th • 4:45 - 5 :00 pm Regional, Provincial & National Competition. Social events, team trips - FUN! FREE SWIM CAMP See where you should begin your swimming career! Come to the Canada Games Pool September 12th-14th-16th, 2011 • from 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Pre-Register For All Programs Online At: www.kamloopsclassicswimming.ca or by calling 250.828.3660
910 Camosun Crescent
250-314-9974 • Fax (250) 314-9926
firstname.lastname@example.org • www.theacademyofdance.ca
KAMLOOPS CLASSIC SWIMMING
B12 ❖ TUESDAY, September 6, 2011
Take a Parent’s Word Beginner Classes Now Forming!
* Lil’ Tigers (4-6yrs.) * Children & Adults Martial Arts / Self-defence * New Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes Pick up the phone and call
250.314.9982 Back to School Classes Now Forming! Our classes fill up fast, register now to ensure you have a spot. Call now to book your FREE private tour & intro class.
ps = mind and spirit soma = body Psoma YogaTM is Donna Martin’s integrative mindfulness-based approach to yoga and yoga therapy using mindful movements and yoga asanas, Patanjali’s Sutras, Buddhist practices, and the Hakomi Method of self-study. It is a gently powerful way to transform limiting beliefs, attitudes, and habits that can cause unnecessary stress and suffering. Retreats (www.hollyhock.ca) and individual sessions in Kamloops.
250-374-2514 • www.donnamartin.net
My 9 yr old son started going to Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts almost 6 months ago. He absolutely loves it! The instructors are so good with kids. Not only do they get great martial arts training, they get life lessons. The instructors reinforce attitude, respect and are so motivational. I think it’s great. I can honestly say that having my son join Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts has been the best experience. It has helped him be less shy and more confident. He is very proud of his achievements, it’s been a huge boost to his self-esteem. I know he will continue to train for many years to come. It is worth every penny and I highly recommend Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts.
We are expanding to three beautiful spacious studios and 11 fantastic instructors to bring you over 75 classes for ages 6 to Adult. Tap • Jazz • Ballet • Lyrical •Hip Hop Breakdance • Contemporary • Musical Theatre
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OPEN HOUSE SAT. SEPT. 10 1:30-3:30 PM RALPH BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -1764 VALLEYVIEW DRIVE Beginner Classes offered days and evenings at various Kamloops locations Fall session starting week of September 12th Spring session starting in early February
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Now offering a half day Kindergarten class with a B.C. Certiﬁed Teacher with Montessori training. Maximum class size is 9 students. SIXTH AVENUE MONTESSORI 520 - 6th Ave. • 250-828-6675 Ages Infant - 6 years • Monday - Friday • 6:30 am - 5:30 pm - Limited space available.
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Political intrigue at Gur Singh Invitational Mayor Peter Milobar, KamloopsThompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and Interior Health Authority CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny will go tee to tee in a competition of accuracy at this year’s annual Gur Singh Invitational Charity Golf Tournament. Spearheaded by retired Kamloops neurosurgeon Dr. Gur Singh, the tournament raises funds to enhance services offered by the local Brain Injury Association. Money raised through the tournament will go directly to Kamloops residents living with the lasting effects of brain injuries, including family-support and skill-development programs. The tourney, one of the largest charity events in B.C., will be held at The Dunes on Friday, Sept. 9, with more than 200 golfers taking part and more than 150 sponsors signed up. Although all tee times are full, there remains room for sponsors to donate to the cause. For more information, go online to gursinghgolf.com, call 250-372-4856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A&W helps raise a million for MS Society A&W and its customers raised more than $1 million in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada during A&W’s third-annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Day, held at the chain’s restaurants on Aug. 25. In total, the national fundraising event has raised more than $2 million during the past three years to help end MS. More than 730 A&W restaurants across Canada, including locations in Kamloops, helped raise funds through the sale of cutouts, customer contributions and donations of $1 from every Teen Burger. Supporters can still text “MS” to 45678
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LOCAL NEWS until Sept. 30 to make a $5 donation to the Cruisin’ for a Cause campaign. Canada has one of the highest incidence rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, making research and support for people with MS and their families critical. Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada and affects from 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians.
Do you know the “Gutsiest Canadian”? The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is once again searching for the “Gutsiest Canadians.” Canada has among the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world. There are more than 200,000 Canadians affected by Crohn’s and colitis and there is a much larger network of caregivers, friends, family and members of the medical community whose lives are dedicated to these diseases and who deserve to be recognized. Seven outstanding Canadians will be honoured in the month of November as CCFC marks Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month 2011. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two similar, yet distinct, conditions that affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily. There is no cure, no known cause and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering the condition creates. If you know someone who bravely faces inflammatory bowel disease and is making a difference in their community or in the lives of others, or if you know someone who deserves recognition for their support of an individ-
ual with IBD, you can nominate a member of the IBD community by completing the nomination form online at getgutsymonth.com. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 1. For more information about CCFC, go online to ccfc.ca.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is calling on local residents to take part in British Columbia’s largest Coffee Break on Sept. 15. The do-it-yourself event is the society’s nationwide fundraiser for local communities, which each year raises funds to support more
than 70,000 British Columbians living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Anyone can host a Coffee Break — friends, families or corporations — at home, at work or at a public venue, by exchanging a cup of coffee for a donation on behalf of the society. This year’s national goal is $1.5 million. For registration,
tips and information on how to get started with Coffee Break, go online to www.alzheimerbc.org/Get-Involved/ Coffee-Break.aspx. “The dementia crisis is now and it’s in our communities,” said Jean Blake, CEO for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “We still don’t have a cure for the disease, but support, education
and information about what to expect on the dementia journey help families to develop the skills and confidence to live well and independently longer. “Our programs are increasingly vital. “We need community support and funds to keep them active.” An estimated 1.3 million Canadians will be affected by Alzheimers by 2038.
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Thank you for supporting your Kamloops Food Bank If you are not home or your house is missed, please donate anytime in food donation boxes located in local grocery stores and retail outlets of Canada Post.
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Suzuki cycle’s power not for every rider
NTER THE BEAST. There seemed to be something almost malevolent about the way the C190RT was waiting for me, hunkered down in its parking spot, as if the sheer mass of its weight was pushing it into the pavement. “Jeez Louise,” I muttered. I was giving up a sensible, all-purpose friendly V-Strom 650 for this? For this poster child of poseurism? For this retro-throwback of classic styling in heavyweight form, all attitude, all muscle, all mayhem? “Make sure you stand her up before you accelerate out of a corner,” Marcus from Suzuki advised, his finger tapping the throttle as we circled the bike. Oh, I’ll be careful all right, I thought, wincing at the memory of my introduction to the C109RT’s sibling, the M109R, a few years ago. When I pulled that M109R out of the driveway for my first ride, I was probably thinking those famous last words: “Let’s see what ROB BEINTEMA this baby can do.” First I quickly found myself hanging DRIVE on for dear life as my butt started sliding back, the laidback-seating pose not helping, slipping fingers only pulling the throttle open wider . The acceleration was astonishing. Anyone watching my aggressive takeoff might have thought, “Wow, that guy sure can ride,” but I still break into a sweat just thinking about how close that came to ending badly. The C109RT takes its model name from its engine displacement — 109 cubic inches. The brutally powerful 1,783-cc V-Twin (C1800RT in other metric markets) harnesses pistons with a 112-millimetre bore and 90.5-millimetre stroke, probably the fattest pistons in the industry. But, while the engine may throb with the classic V-Twin beat, it features high-tech modifications that include a dual spark plug per cylinder ignition system controlled by a 32-bit ECM for improved combustion efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions. A new idle-speed control system improves cold starting and stabilizes engine idle speed under any conditions. And, it is built for power. The M109R takes the “M” for Muscle Cruiser and, in its elemental performance form, traces its technological heritage to Suzuki’s championship-winning GSX-R supersport race bikes. As tested here, the C109RT (“C” for Classic) maintains the power punch while establishing a more traditional identity with wide body architecture, pullback handlebars, a studded seat with a relaxed riding position, comfortable floorboards, whitewall tires and slash-cut mufflers. Standard touring additions to the bike include the windshield, saddlebags, a passenger backrest, engine guards and a light bar. A linked front- and rear-disc brake system is also standard. The rider looks down on a simple tank-mounted analogue speedo with digital readouts for clock, odo, trip meters and even — thank you very much — a fuel gauge. X See THIS B16
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AUTOMARKET This is one big bike
EXPERIENCE LIFE ACROSS ALL TERRAIN
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There’s no tachometer, but who cares? Put the sucker in gear, any gear, and the torque-monster motor will get you up to speed
regardless. I mounted up, rocked the bike slightly from side-to-side to feel its 900 pound-plus mass and thumbed the starter button, exploding the
Suzuki Boulevart C109RT 2011 at a glance Engine: 1,783-cc (108.8 cu. in), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 54-degree V-twin. Fuel System: Fuel injection. Fuel Tank: 19.0 litre. Transmission: Five-speed constant mesh with shaft final drive Brakes: Front disc brake, twin; rear disc brake. Suspension: Front telescopic, coil spring, oil damped; Rear link type, coil spring, oil damped. Tires: Front 150/80R16M/C 71V, tubeless; rear 240/55R16M/C 86V, tubeless. Length: 2,580 mm (101.6 in). Wheelbase: 1,755 mm (69.1 in). Ground clearance: 135 mm (5.3 in) Curb weight: 408 kg (900 lbs). Seat height: 705 mm (27.8 in). Colour: Black/grey. Price: $19,299. Web: suzuki.ca.
big V-Twin into its chugging rhythm. The odometer read only four kilometres but Marcus assured me the engine had been benchrun. Even so, I left gingerly, treating that first ride as a shakedown cruise. Shakedown is the operative word. The big bike is a handful, shaking and shifting at speed or in any headwind, dancing across its highway lane like a hippo in high heels. This is a sledgehammer to the sportbike’s scalpel, its unaerodynamic dimensions bludgeoning the air rather than cutting through it. Add in the snarling chugging of the engine, the growl of the 2-into-1-into-2 stainless steel-chromed exhaust system, the hard thunk-
ing into gear of the five-speed transmission and the thumping of the bike’s half-ton girth across bumps and road seams, and you have all the over-the-top aggression any die-hard cruiser fan could wish for. I must admit, I found the bike a little imposing. On my first ride out after getting it home, I dropped it in the driveway. I’d made the mistake of being to timid with the clutch and throttle. Having a big bike is like owning a pit bull. It can be your best friend, your loyal companion and the one thing you look forward to coming home to. But, you have to let it know who’s boss. You have to be forceful, aggressive and confident. X See RIDER B17
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Ford Harley F-150 ultimate style Rider needs to take control The 2012 Ford HarleyDavidson F-150 delivers on the custom, cool design the lineup has been known for, with new snakeskin-leather interior accents, a new stylized bodyside graphic and a new wheel and premium paint colour. Combine that with a standard 6.2-litre V8 engine and plenty of technology and it delivers power, capability and style like no other. The successful collaboration between Ford and HarleyDavidson has produced 10 F-150 models, as well as six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models, and in 2009 the first HarleyDavidson F-450 edition truck. Ford has sold more than 70,000 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks since the brands teamed up in 1999. The exterior offers a bold front fascia and six-bar billetstyle bright chrome grille. It boasts Harley-Davidson bright chrome badging. The truck also has a lowered appearance with a standard, fully integrated deployable running board. Also standard are new 22-inch
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The 2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson is designed to stand out in any pickup truck crowd.
machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and HarleyDavidson bar and shield logo on the centre cap. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson –— tuxedo black and white platinum tri-coat. This is the first year white has been offered. New graphics on the bodyside of the truck are executed in a unique snakeskin texture, while Harley-Davidson dimensional lettering is featured on the box side. The snakeskin is inspired by tank inserts on premium-level
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So, after refreshing my Jerry the Motorman skills in a nearby parking lot and re-establishing my dominance, I started to relax into the ride — and the bike was better behaved. It didn’t take long to feel more comfortable on the ride and the touring package certainly adds some long-haul utility. My combined fuel efficiency rating was 5.7L/100km for a range of over 300 kilometres per tank. This motorcycle wouldn’t be every rider’s cup of tea and it’s probably not mine. But, there are those riders who like rising to the challenge, who can’t resist the “mine is bigger than yours” comparisons
and who would just love the idea of a big touring cruiser that can stand on its own in spec show-
downs against any of the competition. Nothing succeeds like excess, so they say.
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COMMUNITY THE WORLD IS THEIR TRIBE Zoo Chin (left), Lee Kachkowski and Zoobee Douglas of Kamloops create some tribal world music outside of The Grind coffee shop in downtown Kamloops. Labour Day may have come and gone, but the forecast calls for August-like heat through the week, which should ensure downtown Kamloops is filled with the sounds of varied music from myriad performers. Dave Eagles/KTW
DICKERT Métis son, Terrance Dickert passed away, August 21, 2011 at the age of 61 in Coquitlam, BC. Beloved Son of Mother, Katie Ann Ferguson b. 5 Apr 1924 d.18 Mar 1996 and Father, Reginald Beverly Dickert b, 11 Oct 1923 d. 28 Oct 1963.
In Loving Memory of LYLE NELSON June 19, 1920 - Sept 7, 2001
By Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana
Terry’s roots ran deep in the Northwest. He was a direct descendant of Fur Trader, Peter Skene Ogden & daughter of a Great Flathead Indian Chief, Julia Rivet, Kamloops Pioneer, Charles Thomas Cooney & Elizabeth Allard and Cattle King, Johnny Wilson & Mary Anne of the Lillooet Tribe. He was a very sweet man; father, ﬂy ﬁsherman and hunter, made great Yorkshire Pudding, and deeply loved by many. Even better, Terry loved us back. We are deeply saddened we will never know his big hugs, quiet laughter, and sardonic humour or watch him casting his line into Tunkwa Lake again. He gave the best of himself. Terry was truly loved and will sadly be missed by his family including his brother and sister of another mother, cousins Mark & Linda Ferguson, Mark’s wife Glenda and Uncle Dave Ferguson. He is survived by his sister, Diane Dickert, niece, Farah Walker, brother Leigh Dickert, nephew, Donovan Dickert, his beautiful sons, Andrew, Christopher and Timothy, and of course his awesome granddaughter Taya and baby, Emory, children of Andrew and Tracy Dickert. His loyal family at Vancouver General Hospital, Biomedical Engineering, where Terry worked for 25+ years deeply mourns his loss.
Mourn anniversaries never marked,
Hold up my trembling hand.
A future I cannot keep.
They comfort me in the blind despair
They gently kiss the pain away,
I cannot understand.
And love my heart to sleep.
And we still miss you so today
They suffer with me when I hurt,
The ones who’ve gone before me
Weep with me in my pain,
Hold me in my dreams.
Remind me that we are not lost ...
They gently stroke my furrowed brow,
Though I must now remain.
And calm my silent screams.
Those who’ve gone before me,
They love me in my heartache,
Hear me when I cry.
Wait quietly nearby.,
Sing softly with me soothing chords
Hold patiently, one to another
Of unsung lullabies.
Till I join them by and by.
We know you are in a better place But do wish we could see your face Every day in some small way Memories of you come our way We all miss your loving and caring Along with your gift for giving and sharing Your life was a blessing You are still loved beyond words
Terry’s ashes will join his grandmother, Winifred Cooney, his mother, Katie Ann Ferguson and many other relatives at Tunkwa Lake cabin, which has been in the family since the 20s.
Love and miss you dearly Dad
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the ﬁelds of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush
Others who have gone before
Ten years ago you went away
Terry was highly respected by his colleagues where his knowledge and amiable personality made him an exceptional mentor to many and liked by all. His memory will live on within the hospital community as he touched so many people in a positive way. The entire Ferguson/Cooney clan mourns his passing.
Rest Peacefully Brother
Others Who Have Gone Before
Your memory a treasure And missed beyond measure
Mom, Barb, Fred, Becky, Ronda and families Of beautiful birds in circling ﬂight. I am the start-shine of the night. I am in the ﬂowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there – I did not die.
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON DIVISION
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Email resume and current abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at:
1-877-852-1122 UNDERGROUND SHIFT BOSS for 4-wk project. Must have current underground supervisor certiﬁcate. Contact Sandy 604-869-6181
Curriculum – During the 11-week course, students study the basics of income tax preparation including current laws, theory and application.
Valley Roadways Ltd. is hiring Company Drivers and Lease Operators, to run in BC/AB/SK/MB/NWT/YT. Fuel Cards, insurance, health beneﬁts and safety incentive program. Min. 2 years experience required.
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an H&R Block certificate of accomplishment and the opportunity to interview for employment with H&R Block.
H&R Block knows taxes and how to teach them. Our instructors are expertly trained and are experienced Block personnel who make each session an exciting experience with discussion sessions, reference materials and instructions using regulation forms and schedules.
Applicants need only the willingness to learn about taxes.
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B20 ❖ TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 Help Wanted
Delivering the newspaper is a great form of exercise. What better way to burn calories, enjoy the outdoors, and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent carrier for Kamloops This Week You will earn extra dollars twice a week to deliver an award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Call us for more information on how you can become an adult carrier in your area.
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We are a custom cabinet manufacturer looking for a full time cabinet maker with experience in the design and install process. This position requires supervisory capabilities and someone who can work independently as well as in a team setting. We offer a positive work environment with a competitive wage and beneﬁt package. Please forward resume to box 1255 at Kamloops This Week 1365-B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops BC V2C 5P6 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilﬁeld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilﬁeld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.
Local restoration company is looking for a Hazardous Material Technician with minimum 2 yrs. experience. Applicant will possess great customer relation skills, be a team player, and must be available for weekend on-call, and/or after hour work. Please forward certiﬁcations and accompanying resume to: email@example.com.
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is seeking PART TIME & FULL TIME positions.
FIRST COOK 2ND COOK LINE COOK EVENING SERVERS Experience an asset. Beneﬁts available. Apply in person with resume after 3:00pm 1820 Rogers Place (through side lobby entrance)
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required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus beneﬁts. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and ﬁeld analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualiﬁcations: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilﬁeld experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: email@example.com referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679
Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information.
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MCELHANNEY Consulting (www.mcelhanney.com) seeks a Junior/Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer to join our Cranbrook team. Transportation, Municipal, Land Development experience would be an asset. Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manager will be responsible for the operation of a 1910 Heritage House and property situated on Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream, B.C.
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Medical/Dental CDA required full time. Please fax resume to: Dr. Dextraze 250-376-5367 Part Time Student required for Dental Ofﬁce 3pm-7pm. Suitable for applicant interested in pursuing a career in the dental ﬁeld. Fax resume to Dr. Dextraze at 250-376-5367
Qualiﬁcations should include: - background in the Arts and Culture community - excellent planning and organizational skills - demonstrated computer skills - ability to work with a Board Position is full-time during the summer season; part-time off-season. Negotiable salary. Please see our website at www.mackiehouse.ca for a more detailed job description and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until September 17, 2011.
COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC, certiﬁcation required. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting resumes. Competitive wage and beneﬁts. Email resumes to email@example.com Journeyman Gas Fitter/Installer wanted immediately. Competitive wage & Beneﬁt Package. Relocation assistance available. Apply firstname.lastname@example.org. 250992-9012.
NOBLE Tractor & Equipment, a Case IH & MF dealer, requires a Service Supervisor/Lead Hand for our Kamloops store. Ag. tech background is desired. Successful applicant will also handle service dept. scheduling, inquiries, & paperwork. Send resume to: Gordon Gerrits, Noble Tractor, 580 Chilcotin Rd, Kamloops, BC V2H 1G5, fax: 250-851-3146, email: email@example.com. VERY BUSY Service Department. Frontier Peterbilt Sales Estevan SK. has immediate openings for truck and transport technicians, engine experience an asset. Top wages and beneﬁts. Please send resumes attention John Murie. Fax: 306-636-6321, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774
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Employment Opportunities Hoodoos at Sun Rivers offers a unique dining experience in a superb setting just ﬁve minutes from downtown Kamloops. Hoodoos is seeking enthusiastic team players who are passionate about customer service.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader within a team of dynamic servers and kitchen staff with a strong food and beverage background. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring customers enjoy their experience and motivating, supporting and supervising staff. A minimum three years in a busy restaurant environment, strong skills with P.O.S systems and Microsoft ofﬁce are required.
Experienced servers required. Part time/Full time, day and night work available. Qualiﬁcations required: Serving it Right License and 19 years of age or older
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Applicants should be mature, energetic, enthusiastic, team players with strong commitment to customer service. You should have a highly developed work either and be looking for employment in an engaging and dynamic work atmosphere. Please drop off your resume in person at Hoodoos at Sun Rivers, 1000 Clubhouse Drive. Attn: Carrie Kashluba or email email@example.com
Only those considered for employment will be contacted for an interview.
$20.00 hour (hours dependent on needs) • Transportation an asset • Criminal record check • Métis heritage or connected to Métis community Please send resume with 3 references to: Kim Hogg, Michif Roots Practioner & Cultural Coordinator Phone: 250-554-9486 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Embracing Hopes, Inspiring Possibilities, Leading Change At Thompson Community Services Inc., we are constantly evolving to be at the forefront of service to individuals, family and communities. Fundamental to our purpose is the selection and support of committed staff and service providers. HOME SHARE PROVIDER We are seeking skilled individuals that can open their home for an individual with developmental disabilities. Experience with behavioral challenges would be an asset. If you have extra room in your home and want to take on one of the most rewarding challenges, we’ll be happy to give you more information. Please send your resume to Attention: Kari-Anne Bynoe/ Keith Bonnah:
THOMPSON COMMUNITY SERVICES Fax: 250-372-7544/Phone: 250-828-1508 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thompsoncommunityservices.com
TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 ❖ B21
WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 2 issues a week!
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New, still in plastic. Worth $899. Must Sell $299. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022
$100 & Under Pets & Livestock
Lessons/Training Painting & Decorating
Horseback Riding Lessons All year round English, Western & Jumping Beginner to Advance Children & Adults My Horse or Yours Indoor/Outdoor arena Leases Available Certiﬁed Instructor
SPECIAL 3 ROOMS $ 369* *walls only - door, ceilings, trim extra
• Interior/Exterior • Residential/Commercial • New & Re-paints
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Antique & Collectible Sale. Sat. Oct. 1st, 9-4 & Sun. Oct. 2nd, 9-3 730 Cottonwood Ave (N/Shore Community Centre) Admission $4 12 and under free FMI 250-376-4777
1987 HORSE TRAILER Two horse straight haul with ramp and two escape doors. New electrical and breakaway, rubber matted, good tires. $3,000 OBO Call 250-395-4329
A DIVISION OF MURKEN VENTURES INC.
Brand NEW 3 piece Sofa Set. Includes sofa, chaise & storage ottoman. Worth $1,299. Must Sell $699. Can Deliver 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022
Antiques / Vintage
• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 2 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only
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BOOMERS HOME SERVICES
Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
Big deals across BC
ALSO...YARD WASTE REMOVAL, LAWN MOWING, ODD JOBS, HANDYMAN SERVICE, AND MUCH MORE
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Pets & Livestock
If you see a wildﬁre, report it to
Misc Services 5109648
Stephanie 250-318-8478 (Within 15 mins of downtown)
17 new balls,fun fur yarn asst colors $3each all for $40obo (250) 377-4661
Brand new, in original package. Worth $1,200. Must Sell $499. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022
BRAND NEW 5 PC BEDROOM SET
2 matching single beds with head boards clean , good cond. $130 (250) 374-9405
Queen size Cappuccino Platform Bed. Includes bed, dresser, mirror & 2 nightstands. Still in boxes. Worth $1,799. 2 sets only at $999. Can Deliver 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022
WHERE DO YOU TURN
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TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?
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$500 & Under
Pets ADORABLE PB CKC reg Tibetan Spaniel M & F pups Home raised CH parents 1st shot dewormed microchip litter trained. photos avail firstname.lastname@example.org 250-764-6416
Do you have an item for sale under $500? Did you know that you can place your item in our classiﬁeds for
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Director, Board of Directors Interior Métis Child and Family Services (Society) is a notfor-profit agency with a mandate to support the safety and wellbeing of Metis children, youth and families in accordance with the teachings and values of Metis People. The Society is currently seeking applications from individuals who selfidentify as Metis and who share a passion for and commitment to our mandate, to serve a three-year term as a Director of our Society. For a full overview and application information, please contact IMCFS at 250-554-9486 or email to email@example.com DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 23, 2011. Successful Applicants will be elected at our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD IN OCTOBER 2011.
KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS & BOXSPRING
Proform folding Treadmill in excellent shape $500obo (250) 376-8239
Free Items 2 Female cats free to good homes 3 mth ginger & 2 yr old tortie 250-828-6774
Firewood/Fuel ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, ﬁr & pine. Stock up now. Campﬁre wood. (250)377-3457.
Interior Indian Friendship Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE Thursday, September 22nd 125 Palm Street, Kamloops Dinner: 5:30pm ~ Meeting: 6:00pm
For more information or to become a member call 250-376-1296
Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0
BEFORE YOU SELL: • ASPEN • BIRCH • COTTONWOOD • PINE PULP LOGS Please call
(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-6201 (fax)
B22 ❖ TUESDAY, September 6, 2011
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Salmon Jars, $6/dozen, 250579-5877
Great investment property. Close to TRU, shopping and transit. 2 bedroom unit located on the main floor for easy access to parking, laundry, games and exercise room. Nicely maintained building and grounds. Call to view.
1257 Mesa Vista Drive
Real Estate Acreage for Sale
For a Conﬁdential C Chat at About Your Optionss CALL DEREK AT 250-320-5036 36
1 Bedroom renovated Condo in Sahali/Gordonhorn Cr, close to TRU. Balcony, A/C, laundry in building. Rentals allowed. Low Strata. $152,900. (250) 314-0203
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Bungalow with small bachelor inlaw suite down in part basement. Includes fridge/stove & washer/dryer down. Separate entrance. Up has 2 bedrooms, could be 3. Located minutes to downtown & a short stroll to waterfront trail. Fenced backyard with 8x10 wired shed. Listed below assessed value. Perfect starter or investment property.
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MLS® 100860 ASHCROFT Totally rebuilt, quality updates, 3 bdrm home. 1 hour to Kamloops. Seller open to offers.
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Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Caravans West Resort in Scotch Creek BC. Lakeside lot, end unit. Plenty of extra space. Steps to beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Newer 2006 1-bdrm 1-bath park model trailer sleeps 6, plus a tastefully decorated guest cabin for 2 more. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground, RV/Boat Parking. $239,000 FMI: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-371-1333
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Open Houses OPEN House! #13 Jasper Drive Logan Lake, Saturday September 10. 1-4 Great Family home, private with a view too. 4 Bdrms, 2baths PH: 250-523-6894
Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2bdrm apt Convenient Quiet people. N/P N/S prefer cl TRU $975/mo 250-376-9454 2BDRM, Sahali, close to 7Eleven,a/c,appl,sundeck, avail Sep1, $1000mo 250-851-5050 2bdrm Upper Sahali Reno’d, W/D F/S Close to TRU N/S N/P Refs Avail Sept 15st $900+util Murray 374-8724 2BRDM, Clean, newly renovated, North Shore, ns/np, suitable for mature person. $875/mo Call (250) 554-0175 LARGE 1 br main ﬂoor. Logan Lake. NS,Avail. immed. 250395-2906. Senior (55+) condo in Ashcroft. 2 bdrm, 5 appl, in suite laundry $600 per mo + util 250-314-9925
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Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)
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Cars - Domestic
1BDRM New Nrth Shore W/D $700/mo util incl N/S N/P avail Aug 1st 250-851-2522 1BDRM, N.Shore. Like new. Self-contained, near shopping & bus, priv entr., security sys, ns/np, Refs required. $800/mo incld util. Call 250-376-9091 1bdrm NShore wd/fs suits mature adult ns/np on bus route $800/mo utils inc avail Oct 1st 376-4384 1BDRM N/S, N/D, N/P, working person, util, TV + lndry incl $800 +DD refs req’d 554-6871 1 Bright Bdrm own entrance, $750/mo util incl N/P N/S Avail Oct 1. 250-554-0499 lve msg. 2Bdrm in North Shore, close to bus, shopping, sch. w/d, n/s, n/p, $850 + 30% util (250) 554-1028 2bdrm in Westsyde avail Sept 1, n/s, n/p util incl, shr w/d Call Brian (604) 830-9984 2 or 3bdrm close to sch/shop. recent reno, w/d, n/s, n/p util incl $995/$1200 376-9897 Batchelor suite in N/Shore 1person N/S N/P laundry utils & cable incld $650 852-1624 Batch Heights 1bdrm suite. Sep entr. Priv incl utils N/S N/P No parties $650/mo+dd. Refs. Aug 1st 250-376-4895. CHASE: 1bdrm + den, f/s/w/d across from golf course, private ent., parking. $700/mo util incl. 250-306-6468 Level Entry 1Bdrm daylight Retirees,N/S N/P bus stop, util incl $695/mo 250-376-5970 NEW lrg 2bdrm, w/garage, insuite w/d, np/ns, $1050/mo all inc.Sept 1st (250) 374-5508 N.SHORE ab/grnd 1bdrm incl f/s/w/d, alrm, intrnet ns/np. For quiet person! $850 376-0856 Pineview New 2bdrm np/ns, close2bus $1100/mo Util Incl no/lndry 318-9850 Sept 1st Rayleigh 1Bdrm grnd level on ranch, F/S share lndy, N/S N/P Horse ok $650/mo 578-0050 Westsyde 2bdrm 2baths daylight C/A G/F F/S D/W W/D $1250 incld util Oct 572-4860
1998 Honda Civic 260,000km runs exc new stero new s/w tires $2500 (778) 220-7257
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Cottages / Cabins LAKE VIEW all season 1 bdrm furnished cabin $225/mth near Clinton 250459-2387
Duplex / 4 Plex Lake view 2bdrm furnished large duplex 1 storage rm. near Clinton $250 per month (250) 459-2387
Mobile Homes & Pads
PADS FOR RENT IN KAMLOOPS 250-573-2278
Homes for Rent 3bdrm 2 bth 2 f/p, $1000 per month in Logan Lake n/s pet neg. 250-523-2307 or 250819-5649 4Bdrm Executive home on South Thompson, np, ns, 4app Single family only $1900 ref req. avail imm. (250) 573-4817 5Bdrm 2bth ﬁnished basement w/d, n/s, $1875 North Shore 250-851-5038/574-1553 6Bdrm 4 baths Aberdeen N/S N/P refs req’d $2000/mth Sep 1. 250-398-6278/372-3852 LEE Creek: 2bdrm., lakeview, on acreage, 15min. to Chase or Sorrento, F/S/W/D, garden area, fruit trees, ﬁre pit, wired workshop, boat buoy, absolutely no smoking or pets, long term, suit retired couple $800/mo + util. (250)319-7623
Rooms for Rent Brock, furnished, prv ent, cable, util, mature male preferred $375 (250) 376-2393 Brock working person/student, frnshed, w/WiFi, ldry n/p, n/s $450mo 250-554-9546 DALLAS furnished bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet N/S working person N/P $400 828-1681 DOWNTOWN motel rooms available, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $750/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-3727761 Furnished W/D F/S TV sitting rm, No internet, util incl close to safeway Men only 554-1244 NS furn, cab/net/ all incl. working per. or stu. n/s n/p near bus. $425 (778) 470-3740 Room for rent n/p, n/d, close to shopping and bus $450 (250) 376-9130
Suites, Upper 3Bdrm 1 1/2bath 6 app close to Tru & all amen ns/np $1200 mo +util avail Oct1 374-0409 3Bdrm 1 1/2 bth new reno North Kam near bus, shopping and sch. n/p, n/s $1500 util inc (250) 376-4789 Beautiful 1bdrm suite self contained quiet, bright, n/s, n/p, w/d, f/s $800 374-4112 Westsyde 2bdrm 1 bath deck C/A F/S B/W laundry $1400 inclds util Oct 1st 572-4860
Clean 2bdrm townhouse fenced yard n/p, n/s dd ref $800+ util (250) 579-9252 or 250-579-5060
Motorcycles 1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. low mileage $800obo (250)377-4661
84 19’ Vanguard 5th Wheel single axel, ladder, awning, 3 brnr stove/oven excellent shape $3900 250-828-2727
Run until sold $99 Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one ﬂat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $99.95 (boxed ad with photo) • $34.95 (regular 3 line ad)
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Scrap Car Removal I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
374-0462 Sport Utility Vehicle
1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $14,000obo 376-4447 20ft. Campion bow rider w/115 hpMerc outbrd EZload trailer FishFndr $3900obo 319-1394
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1bdrm. Aberdeen grnd level suite bright, reno’d. W/D, DW, cable, util. incl. $1000. Sep1 NS, NP 377-1661, after 5pm. 1 Bdrm daylight n/s/p, no parties $725mo + dd, incl util, ref’s req’d Oct 1 376-0299 1bdrm for quiet working person n/s n/p w/d g/f near bus, $750 util inc (250) 579-8549 1Bdrm in Brock mature person pref’d N/P N/S $650/mo, util incl Ref’s 250-398-5986 1Bdrm newly reno ground level $700 avail Aug1 250-8791300/(376-6282 after 5)
#1A Enchanting Companion 250-371-0947. Sweet, pleasant, upscale, classy & fun. Hourglass ﬁgure. Discreet. 10am-8pm. www.kamloopsbrandi.com 1st Class Mystique Escorts Gorgeous ladies of all ages to suit every need 24/7 (250)6825533.mystiqueescor ts.ca NOW HIRING. ATTRACTIVE mature blond female provides discrete fantasies 9am-11pm 250-376-5319
Cars - Domestic 1983 Porsche 928S Coupe, 85,000km 300Hp, 8cyl auto, lthr, receipts since 98 garage stored $9,800obo 374-8724 1991 Buick Regal Limited Blue, 180000km $1000 obo (250) 828-1966
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Recreational/Sale 2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $14,000 (250) 851-0209
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Off Road Vehicles
250-318-4321 No Pets
07ARTIC Cat quad, 908 kms 700EFI 4X4, winch, pas seat, cargo rack, $5800 554-4516
07 Dodge 1500 fully loaded hemi, ext war, and ad ons 93000km $22500 320-8624 1998 Ford Windstar. Automatic, 180,000 kms $2800 OBO 250-377-6886 2006 Ford E Series 16’ Cube Van 142,000km RWD, Diesel, $15,000 (250) 851-0209 96 Plymouth Voyager 377707 km runs well, $800obo (250) 572-6108
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Trucks & Vans
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