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DreamLift to Disneyland Get set to dig into taxpayer pocket . . . The Zamudio family, including seven-year-old Payton (left), brother Ryan, 10, mom Kerri and dad Steve (not pictured) are thankful for Wendy’s DreamLift Day as it gives Payton a well-deserved break following three years of chemotherapy treatments. Payton is excited for Splash Mountain, noting “my brother can laugh like Goofy!” Dave Eagles/KTW

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It could get more expensive to be a Kamloops homeowner in the new year. Two staff reports will be heading to city council today) Dec. 6), recommending rate increases for a pair of utilities. City staff is proposing an increase in waterand sewer-utility rates by five per cent and curbside and commercialgarbage collection rates by five and 10 per cent respectively. If approved by council, the rates would take effect on Jan. 1. The water- and sewer-rate increases would work out to about an extra $26 for water

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OR THE Zamudio family, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. It’s where they went after seven-year-old Payton was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007 and it marks a long journey of recovery when Payton revisits today (Dec. 6) for Wendy’s DreamLift Day. Payton’s first trip to the magical kingdom came as a surprise. A local family donated anonymously the week-long Disney getaway in 2009, with all expenses paid, from flights to spending money. It allowed Payton and his family — parents Steve and Kerri and 10-year-old brother Ryan – to take a much-needed break. “They did a pay-itforward. Someone did it for them,” Kerri said of the generous strangers who related to their circumstances. Kerri said she broke

service and an extra $12 for sewer service annually for a typical singlefamily dwelling. According to a staff report, there are several reasons behind the sewer-rate increase recommendation, including an expected large jump in fuel and hydro costs next year, inflationary increases for services and labour, increased capital expenditures and a plan to maintain a fund-reserve balance equivalent to 25 per cent of annual revenues. David Duckworth, director of public works and sustainability, noted similar increases are planned for the next five years. “We look at a fiveyear operational plan to determine where rates have to be over five

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years in order to recover enough money to operate all the utilities,” he said. Though council can reject the request and cover the increased costs using the utility’s reserve fund, Duckworth cautioned against the idea. To do so, he said, would be to enter into “a false economy,” predicting the reserve funds in that scenario would eventually be used up. Reserve funds are typically used for emergencies similar to the sewage failure that occurred this past summer in the Mission Flats area. The report also noted the increase would have been 14 per cent if the universal water-metering program had not been implemented. XSee GARBAGE A2

. . . and into taxpayer track pants into tears when given the news. Adding to the poignancy of the gesture was the fact Steve had just been laid off from his job. “It was amazing because we were right in the middle of it,” Kerri said. She discovered the identity of the family, but

respected their wish to remain anonymous. Kerri hopes to one day continue the chain of good deeds and pay it forward. For now, the family is making up for lost time and is excited DreamLift Day has arrived. When Steve and Kerri found out Payton would be travelling to

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It’s been wildly successful since opening in 2007, but getting a workout at the Tournament Capital Centre is going to get a bit more expensive in the new year. The city is planning a modest increase to admission and membership fees to the TCC, effective Jan. 1. Under the new pricing, a regular adult monthly membership will cost $54.50, an increase from $53.50; Corporate gold annual discounted membership is $478.80, up from $462.24; Thompson Rivers University student upgrade to full facility pass is $27.50, up from $26.75 per month; indoor track

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Whirlwind trip to Magic Kingdom a one-day affair XFrom A1

It’s why Kerri still worries even after Payton successfully completed his three years of chemo treatments this year. “Everyone says you must feel so good you’re done, but I don’t,” she said, noting he still requires monthly blood work and quarterly visits to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. The family tries not to set itself up for disappointment. Cancellations came frequently for a little boy with a low immune system. The risk was too high. “You wanted to go to a birthday party and he would get excited, then he would get sick,” Kerri said. It’s why Payton was homeschooled for kindergarten and Grade 1 before joining Parkcrest elementary for Grade 2 this year. Kerri knows how much Payton deserves this trip. “There was so much

he couldn’t do — swimming, birthday parties,” she said. “Through flu season, he was pretty much housebound.” Payton doesn’t think long before answering what he’s most excited for at Disneyland: Splash Mountain, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. Though he is nervous to travel without his family, he is excited to return to his happy place. Payton is one of about 60 children challenged by a life threatening illness or a severe physical disability attending Wendy’s DreamLift Day today. The group of kids, volunteers and medical aides leave Kelowna at 7 a.m. arrive in Anaheim, Calif. at 10 a.m., visit Disneyland for the day and return to Kelowna at midnight. To follow the day’s events on Twitter, follow @sunshinefound and #dreamlift. Check out future editions of KTW for more on the trip.

Garbage rates lower than Kelowna, Prince George XFrom A1

As for garbage collection, the average homeowner who uses a 245-litre cart will see a $6.52 increase in fees. A report indicates the fee increase is required due to increased fuel costs, vehicle maintenance and landfill-disposal fees. In 2012, the city is expecting to spend $220,000 extra for monthly vehicle expenses related to fuel, $173,000 more for landfill tipping fees and $150,000 more for labour costs. Under the new fee scheme, homeowners will pay $119 for collection of a 254-litre cart, compared with Prince George and Kelowna, where residents pay $169 and $188 respectively. Duckworth noted the biggest cost in the city’s soldwaste plan is the operation of the landfill. Though there are a few capital projects in the plan that could result in rate raises in future years, he said the utility isn’t prone to large fluctuations in capital expenditures like sewer and water.

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POST-ELECTION PROFILE Kamloops This Week is sitting down with all newly elected city councillors and school trustees and introducing them to our readers. First up were city councillor Nelly Dever and school trustee Meghan Wade, whose stories can be read online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Today, we talk to incoming city councillor Ken Christian, who topped the polls in the Nov. 19 civic election.Subsequent editions of KTW will include profiles of other newcomers to the local political scene.

Poll-topping Christian starts new political life By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

He topped every one of the 22 polls in the Nov. 19 civic election, but those statistics are not important to Ken Christian. “The only statistic that matters now is my ability to convince five other people the direction I’m espousing is the way we ought want to go,” the rookie councillor told KTW. His city hall journey begins today (Dec. 6) with the first meeting of the new city council. Dave Eagles/KTW 2011

For Ken Christian, it’s all about community. When he moved to Kamloops from Kelowna in the mid1970s, the popular former school trustee and now city councillor thought the city would just be a whistlestop on his career tracks. But, 34 years later, the opposite has happened. He got married, had three kids and made Kamloops his home. “We are invested in the community,” Christian told KTW. Part of the investment includes serving the public as an elected official, 18 years of which were as a school trustee on the Kamloops-Thompson board of education. Today (Dec. 6), Christian begins the next phase of his career as a city councillor. In the Nov. 19 civic

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Graffiti task force looking at record year By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

Graffiti is not art, it’s vandalism. That’s the message from the organization charged with erasing graffiti around the Tournament Capital. It’s looking like a record year for cleaning graffiti in Kamloops. Through October, the city’s graffiti task force has cleaned up markings from more than 100,000 square feet of city and private property. During the summer, the task force noted much of the tagging at the time was more crude, profane and amateurish. In the last few months, that has changed. Task force executive director Ronnie Bouvier believes a handful of prolific taggers have returned. “Now we have some taggers back with the hopes they’re going to slap their tag up and it will be there all winter,” she said, adding it appears to coincide with the return of the fall school semester, suggesting the taggers could be older university students. Bouvier noted the graffiti is everywhere, in neighbourhoods from Aberdeen to Valleyview to Westsyde. Taggers have also taken to vandalizing real works of art and murals around the community. “There seems to be no respect,” Bouvier said. Typically, the cold weather tends to stymie the taggers, but that

hasn’t happened this winter. Bouvier said the task force has never been busier than in the last two weeks. “It’s cold out and you would anticipate that would slow them down, but it’s not,” she said. In September, a tagger was convicted in bylaw court of two counts of graffiti vandalism and was fined $500 for each count. He was also prohibited from possessing graffiti-making tools, such as paints and markers, for six months and must submit to a search of his personal belongings upon demand by RCMP. Bouvier said it’s too early to tell if the court ruling has had an effect on other taggers, but she’s hoping a few more vandals will face the courts in 2012. Last year, the task force removed more than 100,000 square feet of graffiti from city and private property. In 2009, it cleaned up 125,245 square feet of graffiti, which was a record amount. In 2008, the task force topped the 100,000-square-foot mark for the first time. Prior to 2008, a typical year would see between 50,000 and 85,000 square feet of graffiti erased. The non-profit society, formed in 2002, receives an annual budget from the city of $110,000 and charges a fee to businesses and private-property owners who want graffiti removed.

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Congratulates Sara Gervasi! The Tournament Capital Centre’s 1 Millionth Visitor in 2011! Kamloops RCMP attribute a drop in the number of impaired-driving charges to increased vigilance by officers and more roadside checks of vehicles. Some, however, still don’t get the message. Turn to page A12 to find out why. KTW file photo

Sara recently gave birth to twins and decided it was time to start coming back to the Tournament Capital Centre.

DUI numbers decrease By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

The number of people getting caught behind the wheel after a few too many drinks is declining in Kamloops, but the reasons may not have much to do with tough provincial drinking-anddriving laws. According to local Mounties, the number of people charged with impaired driving in Kamloops between Jan. 1 and Dec. 4 this year was 88, down from 105 during the same period in 2010. But, a bigger drop was noted from 2009, when 162 people were charged with impaired driving. Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward credits the decline to a greater emphasis by local police on cracking down on drinking and driving in the last two years. He noted police have made it a priority to put larger numbers of officers on the ground to conduct road checks and educate bar owners and the public on safer

alternatives to getting home. “When there is a feeling locally, the police are interested and intercede when you’re drinking and driving, I think people are more mindful to take the designated driver,” he said, noting 2009 was a particularly bad year for impaired driving. He also suggested programs like Operation Red Nose, a holiday-season service that sees volunteers drive you and your car home for a donation, are working. He said the perception by the public is it’s not worth the risk to get behind the wheel drunk. Last year, the provincial government brought in tough new drinking-and-driving laws but, on Nov. 30, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled the most severe of the new impaired-driving penalties infringe people’s constitutional right to a fair trial. The judge said the increased roadside penalties for blowing in the “warn” range of blood alcohol, from 0.05 to 0.08 per cent, are permissible. Drivers who blow in the “fail”

range above 0.08 should have a chance to challenge the decision if their vehicles are impounded for 30 days and they face thousands of dollars in administrative penalties. The new roadside penalties seemed to be working, as the province noted a 40 per cent decline in alcohol-related deaths in the first year. Kamloops RCMP would not comment on the legislation or any adjustments that may come from the ruling. However, any changes to the laws won’t stop local police from continuing efforts to keep drunks off the road. This week, Mounties are expected to launch their annual Counterattack blitz for the holiday season. The campaign includes a greater focus on prohibited drivers, while the detachment received additional funding to have extra officers on the ground conducting more road checks. Ward noted this year’s campaign will be bigger than in 2010.

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Museum rebuilds slowly By Jeremy Deutsch STAFF REPORTER jeremy@kamloopsthisweek.com

Though it took only a few minutes to burn, restoring the history of Chase has been painstakingly slow. Every day, a small army of volunteers spends time tediously cleaning all of the photos, documents and pages damaged in July in a pair of fires at the Chase and District Museum and Archives. “We’re making progress,” said Joan Anderson, a volunteer with the museum’s society. It’s been more than four months since a pair of suspicious fires ripped through the museum just days apart. The archives were encased in proper containers but, while they weren’t destroyed, they did suffer from water and soot damage. That means each piece needs to be handcleaned. The process involves using cosmetic sponges to dab and pick up the soot off every item. Anderson noted just a few pages can take hours. “We can’t leave the soot on things. They have to be cleaned promptly,” she said. Another procedure involves using a special cosmetic brush to deli-

Work continues on cleaning Chase Museum archives that were damaged in a pair of fires in July. Helping in the effort are, clockwise from rear, archivist Theresa Scott and volunteers Sandra Miller and Joan Anderson.

cately sweep the soot into a vacuum. Documents with water damage have been frozen and will stay in the state for six months before they can be repaired. “It’s very, very slow,” Anderson said. In an unfortunate, yet ironic, twist, during the second fire, perpetrators used pages from the original Underwood Hotel register to help set the blaze. Extra help is on the way. The museum society has received a grant to hire a full-time person for four months to do the work. Meanwhile, the community has vowed to rebuild. The museum has set up shop in the local chamber of commerce

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and visitor information centre office, while the museum undergoes repairs. The old church that housed the museum wasn’t destroyed, but it did sustain smoke, heat and water damage. The museum’s board is meeting with a contractor this week to discuss repairs. The plan is to start the renovation work in the spring. Early estimates peg the cost of repairs from $160,000 to possibly more than $200,000, but board members won’t know the full details until they meet with the contractor. Since the museum was underinsured, the

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F THE PROPAGANDA flowing over “tar sands” crude shipments across B.C. were oil, the province would be out of deficit by now. U.S.-funded professional environmentalists and their aboriginal partners lined up with the NDP last week to peddle a range of half-truths and falsehoods about proposals to pipe diluted bitumen from Alberta to a new port at Kitimat, where tankers would deliver it to Asian markets. They staged a slick news conference in Vancouver, where they claimed to have a seamless wall of aboriginal communities the length of B.C. opposing the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. A 10-year-old girl in a cedar-bark hat warned of devastation to the coastal ecology, providing the kind of emotional visual that appeals to urban television audiences who know and care little about science or resource industries. This event was co-ordinated with the publication of a report warning of huge risks from piping “tar-sands” crude. The report was produced by the Natural Resource Defence Council, the Living Oceans Society and the Pembina Institute. These three obscure organizations are among those identified by independent researcher Vivian Krause on her website, fairquestions.typepad.com/ rethink_campaigns. These and other environmental groups have received millions from U.S.-based foundations in recent years. Here’s one of many examples of the money trail that Krause has followed. U.S. tax returns show the Pembina

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VICTORIA Institute and a B.C. environmental group were paid $200,000 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc. in 2006-2007 “to prevent the development of a pipeline and tanker port” on the B.C. coast. The same Rockefeller fund has investments in competing pipelines going south. Documenting this huge money spill, Krause concludes U.S. interests are working to stop Canada from exporting oil to Asia so the U.S. will be the only market available. They dress it up as environmentalism; we fall for it. Not surprisingly, the latest “tarsands” scare report was seized on by the B.C. NDP. “The pipeline goes over mountains, across farmland, over the Fraser and Skeena rivers and straight through the Great Bear Rainforest to the Pacific, where it will be picked up by supertankers trying to navigate our inland coastal waters,” said NDP environment critic Rob Fleming. Fleming parroted the report’s claim that diluted bitumen is more likely to

cause corrosion in pipes and tankers. Enbridge issued a statement refuting the study. Its oldest bitumen pipeline went into service in 1979 and “a complete metal loss inspection of this line in 2009 revealed no increased risk or incidence of internal corrosion.” Oh, and the proposed pipeline route doesn’t cross the Fraser River. And, claims of a huge increase in greenhouse gases from “tar sands” compared to conventional oil are grossly exaggerated. (The vast majority of emissions from all crude sources come when the refined fuel is burned to truck in your groceries or get you to work.) B.C.’s own Wilderness Committee chimed in, but this eco-show was organized by the local branch office of San Francisco-based ForestEthics. Those are the folks who blessed us with the faux-aboriginal name “Great Bear Rainforest.” A similar campaign is underway against expansion of the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, which brings Alberta oilsands crude to ships heading out under the Lions Gate Bridge and winding through the Gulf and San Juan islands to Asia. Tankers have been loading “tarsands” oil in Burnaby for about six years, but enviro-propagandists didn’t notice until a couple of years ago. Up until then, Fleming and his colleagues raged about maintaining a “moratorium” on B.C. tanker traffic that never existed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. Email him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

As far as its mission is concerned, the trip taken to Ottawa last week by Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and a few others was a failure. The group went to Ottawa to meet with federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to ask him to approve of a panel review of the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine, which, if approved, would begin operations immediately south of Aberdeen. Yes, as Milobar told KTW, the group did manage to convey to Kent how important the matter is to Kamloopsians and, yes, the group did manage to get a meeting the next day with Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials. However, as far as the reason for the long trip to Ottawa, the goal was not achieved. Meanwhile, the one level of politics not represented in Ottawa was the provincial branch, as local MLA and B.C. environment minister Terry Lake did not go. Lake was criticized by the B.C. NDP but, as the province’s environment minister, Lake must avoid any perception that he has taken a side in the Ajax file — and travelling with the mayor and MP to Ottawa to ask for a better review of the mine proposal might have presented such a perception. Lake is now in Durban, South Africa, at the latest in what will likely be fruitless meetings to have various countries approve a greenhouse-gas emissions plan. Kent is also there, getting roundly criticized for his Conservative government’s decision to pull Canada from the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol (which was more or less pointless anyway with China and the U.S. not signed on and only 27 per cent of the world’s greenhousegas emitters part of the current phase of the agreement). Perhaps the paths of Lake and Kent will cross long enough for the two to find time to chat about Ajax. At the very least, perhaps Lake can extract from Kent a definitive date of his planned visit to Kamloops in the new year.

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Re: Federal environment minister coming to Kamloops on Ajax file: “As someone who has most likely seen dozens of similar operations, I look forward to his comments, especially regarding the proposed mine’s close proximity to our city.” — posted by Ron Watt

Re: Get ready to dig deeper into your taxpayer pocket: “The city mainly gets its income from property taxes. If the mine causes property values in the southwest sector to decline, that loss of tax revenue will have to be made up from other properties in the city. “In effect, that becomes a city-wide taxpayer subsidy of the mine being in the backyard of our community. Furthermore, if those hires are local who have homes, or are from out of town and buy or build outside the city in, for example, Sun Rivers, there is no change to the city’s property tax base. “While there are no doubt some economic benefits from the new mine, those benefits may be overstated. “This is more evident if the negative effects on quality of living, and the city’s future image as an attractive place to live and do business, are taken into account.” — posted by Russ Cundari

KTW editorial pages packed a profound punch Editor: Kudos to Kamloops This Week editor Christopher Foulds for his outstanding opinion pages in the Nov. 29 edition, and for the question he posed in his column on the abduction and sexual assault of a Kamloops woman from her business (‘What next — beyond outrage?’). On the opinion pages, issues were discussed that were not only important — but

also urgent — to all of us who call Kamloops home: 1) Safety from known criminals (Foulds’ column); 2) Safety from radiation exposure (‘Steamed about smart meters,’ letter from Anita Johnson); 3) Safety from mine-activity pollution (‘Know what wants to come to Kamloops,’ letter from Bruce Stevens). Safety equates to peace. With a mine on

our doorstep, can you imagine the turmoil? In Logan Lake, the municipality went to the mine — the other way around — and even then it settled miles away from the pollution. Kamloops is here — established, progressive, relatively healthy and, for now, attractive to the rest of Canada. What next — beyond outrage? Action. Following those

of this city who are willing to lead, such as the Kamloops Area Preservation Association, we need to stand firmly behind them with one mind. This tournament city must continue to bloom, not risk deterioration. I want to thank Mayor Peter Milobar for making the important trip to Ottawa last week to speak to federal Environment Minister Peter Kent. Someone also needs

to tell BC Hydro this city insists it find a way to improve its top line without possibly jeopardizing the health of the coming generation through installation of smart meters. Even if other communities are willing to be guinea pigs, there is no reason we must. The time to say no is now — not some time down the road when it will be too late. Colleen Carbol Kamloops

Column highlights abject failure of ‘injustice’ system Editor: Re: Christopher Foulds’ column of Nov. 29 (‘What next — beyond outrage?’): What a wonderful, insightful and pertinent editorial regarding Canada’s injustice system. If only judges, lawyers and the entire penal system would ask this question of

themselves: Would I want this person let loose and would I accept having him left alone with my kids?” It is a crazy, upside-down world in which the victim has little or no rights compared to the criminal. At one point in history (in England, I believe), the incarcerated had to pay for

their own jail upkeep, their guards, their food — and even the wood that set them aflame when they were found guilty of their crimes. We’ve come a long way, baby Sheryl Lynn Kamloops

Why does our culture produce sexual violence? Editor: In response to Christopher Foulds’ column, I would like to begin by sending empathy, compassion and respect to the Kamloops woman who was abducted and sexually abused last month. Each instance of violence against women in our community and around the world forever changes every one of us. The issue of sexual violence against women is not just an individual problem of the woman and her family, but a systemic problem that we all must face together. Foulds asks what can be done and focuses on finding a solution through our criminal-justice system. Unfortunately, I no longer believe in

the effectiveness of our courts or police in dealing with violence against women — not because of lenient prison sentences or parole-board decisions. I am critical of our criminal-justice system because the very people we have entrusted to protect women against sexual violence, the police, have been compliant in furthering that sexual violence. I see this most clearly in the ongoing Missing Women Commission of Inquiry taking place in Vancouver, where RCMP officers have been accused of looking at pornography and sexually harassing female officers instead of investigating Robert Pickton and the women who were brutally murdered and raped on his farm. And, what about the RCMP officers

here in Kamloops who are charged with allegedly watching two drunk women have non-consensual sex, which is also known as rape? Are we surprised that men like Jack Froese abuse women when those who are supposed to protect us from such brutalities are also perpetuating sexual violence against women? Perhaps it is time to stop vilifying both the criminals and the police and take a hard look at ourselves in the mirror. What is it about our culture that produces such sickening sexual violence against women? Heather Robinson Kamloops

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It appears conservative predictions for the construction industry in the Tournament Capital proved wrong. With one month to spare, the city through the end of November had issued $157-million worth of building permits this year, exceeding expectations. “Overall, I think this is still a pretty good year,” said David Trawin, director of development and engineering services. The city originally forecast permit activity to settle into the $120-million to $140-million range. Trawin is sticking with a similar conservative estimate for 2012. There are a few

projects the city is watching closely for next year, including the downtown Sandman Hotel and an institutional project near the Riverbend development in Brocklehurst. Much of the credit for the positive year is being directed at the commercial sector, which accounted for roughly one-third of permit values through the first 11 months of the year. However, residential permits did drop sharply in 2011. The city issued 392 permits through November, but that figure is 20 per cent short of the 10-year average and well below last year’s total of 647 through November. Trawin noted part of the reason for the sharp

decline is the fact there were so many units built in 2010, some of which remain empty. November proved to be a steady month. The number of single-family permits issued in November reached 12, just two off the 14 permits issued during the same month in 2010. Overall construction value dipped slightly, to $11.4 million from $12.1 million in November 2010. In 2010, Kamloops issued $191-million worth of building permits, which was much more than expected. The city has only topped the $200-million mark in permits once, in 2008, when it doled out $207-million worth of permits, which remains a record.

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Alcohol cited in trio of weekend crashes The holiday season often brings cheer, but it also tends be keep police busy on the roads. This past weekend, Kamloops Mounties dealt with a trio of alcohol-related crashes in the city. Emergency crews were called to a collision at Richmond Avenue and Eight Street in North Kamloops after two Ford trucks collided on Sunday, Dec. 4, injuring one of the drivers. Police said the two trucks crashed after the driver of a Ford F-150

hit the gas coming out of the North Kamloops Canadian Tire parking lot, T-boning a passing Ford Ranger. Crews on scene noted a heavy smell of liquor coming from inside the F-150. After the driver was treated at the scene, police brought the man back to the RCMP detachment, where he blew over the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08 milligrams. The Kamloops man, who is in his 40s, will be making a court appearance in a few weeks on charges of

impaired driving and driving over the legal limit. On Friday, Dec. 2, crews were called to two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Vicars Road and Highway 1 in Valleyview. While one driver was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with back injuri2es, a second driver, who police believe is responsible for the crash, was taken to the RCMP detachment after failing a roadside test. She gave two breath samples, both of which

registered double the legal limit, and will appear in court at a later date on charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit. Less than two hours later, police were called to deal with another possible drunk driver. This time, a man in a Mazda truck was seen hitting three curbs in the parking lot of a Valleyview business. He then pulled over and urinated on the ground outside the business. He was arrested for impaired driving.

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LOCAL NEWS Mayor Peter Milobar led a delegation to Ottawa last week to ask federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to approve a panel review of the proposed Ajax mine south of Aberdeen. The mission did not succeed as Kent rejected the request. KTW file photo

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Despite not getting the answer he was seeking on behalf of the city, Milobar still feels the trip was a success. He said the contingent, which included KamloopsThompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, Sen. Nancy Greene-Raine, David Duckworth, the city’s director of public works and sustainability, and Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area J director Renee Elliott, brought information and maps to help the minister get a better understanding of the local issues. Milobar also noted the group met with high-level officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to discuss the project. “None of that would have happened had we not come out,” he said. But, it was not the answer members

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The missing have now been found in Kamloops

ABOVE: Paddy Ronald Weir, 46, had not been seen since leaving his mother’s Kamloops home on Nov. 24. Late yesterday, he walked into his mom’s abode, much to her relief. RIGHT: Hayley Haines, 14, was found by her family on Sunday night (Dec. 4) at the Tim Hortons coffee shop in the Lansdowne Village shopping centre in downtown Kamloops.

A missing teen has been found safe in the same place she was last seen. Hayley Haines, 14, was found by her family just after 8 p.m. on Sunday night (Dec. 4) at the Tim Hortons coffee shop in the Lansdowne Village shopping centre in downtown Kamloops. Haines was reported missing on Nov. 2 and had been spotted as recently as Thursday Dec. 1, when she was apparently seen downtown near the Lansdowne Street shopping centre. Her family, along

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Bicentennial contest deadline approaches In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the south shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops will commemorate two hundred years of shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart. To mark the anniversary, the city is holding its 2012 Bicentennial Logo Design Contest: 2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years. The North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of the city reflects its unique location at the junction of the two rivers: in the Secwepemc language, Kamloops means “meeting of the waters.” All are welcome to design and submit logos incorporating the themes explored in the slogan:

LOCAL NEWS “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years”. The winner will receive $1,000 or the equivalent in City of Kamloops facility passes or program credits, as well as a commemorative plaque presented by the mayor. The design must be suitable for black and white and colour reproduction; scaleable; in vector format (digital) preferably, but non-digital formats will also be accepted; include the phrase “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years”; and be clear and easy to understand. All entries will be judged by a panel, with the winner being announced on Jan. 4 or shortly after. The winning design

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Literature of immigrants on course at TRU Canada is often referred to as a country of immigrants. Immigrant experience, as portrayed in the works of Canada’s foremost authors, is the focus of a new course — The Literature of Canadian Immigrants — being offered at Thompson Rivers University in January. “Immigrants to Canada find themselves in a fascinating middle ground, caught between their own heritage and

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Examining faith in the light of science

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RE ALL RELIGIONS THE SAME? The Dalai Lama often refers to the “oneness” of all religions, the idea that all religions preach the same message of love, tolerance and compassion. Historians Karen Armstrong and Huston Smith agree that major faiths are more alike than not. But, in his book God is not One, religion scholar Steve Prothero says views by the Dalai Lama, Armstrong and Smith, that all religions “are different paths to the same God,” is untrue, disrespectful and dangerous. Who’s right? Why? I don’t see how the Dalai Lama can talk about the “oneness” of all religions and at the same time say, as he did, “If science proves

HERB SILVERMAN Rational THOUGHTS facts that conflict with Buddhist understanding, Buddhism must change accordingly.” It seems Buddhism, or at least the Dalai Lama’s version, is more in line with science than with faithbased religions. Here’s the reason: If data conflict with a scientific proposition, scientists throw out the proposition. If data conflict with a faith belief, then believers often throw out the data. Is the Dalai Lama at “one” with adherents of the three great

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monotheistic religions? Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all revere the mythical Abraham as a prophet who had so much faith that he was willing to kill his son because he heard a voice telling him to do so. That doesn’t sound like love, tolerance and compassion — or sufficient evidence to commit an atrocity. I’m more an adherent of Mark Twain, who said, “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” I think most religious believers are guilty of wishful thinking, a belief in an afterlife of eternal bliss for which there is no credible evidence. I think the Dalai Lama is also guilty of wishful thinking when he assumes religions that preach love, tolerance and compassion will also practise what

they preach. We have all too much evidence to the contrary. This is one of those rare times I’m on the side of most religious believers who say there is not a “oneness” of all religions. Many believers claim to have the truth with a capital T and say those who don’t follow their narrow path are condemned to be tortured in a hellish afterlife. Even worse, some are inspired to send the infidel prematurely to his just reward. Of course, there are progressive religions that focus on love, tolerance and compassion for humans. Such religions are close to humanism, which focuses on being good without god. Along with the Dalai Lama, I wish all humans were filled with love, tolerance

Herb Silverman is president of Secular Coalition for America. For more information on the Kamloops Center for Rational Thought, go online to kamloopsatheist.com.

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Society more open to help like Xanax, Valium and Ativan rose 30 per cent from a decade ago. • 11 per cent of women aged 45 to 65 use an anxiety medication. • Women are also more likely than men to take antipsychotic drugs like Zyprexa, Risperdal and Abilify, which treat disorders like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. • Among men 20 to 64, use

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of the drugs has quadrupled over the last decade. • Drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are prescribed to boys more often than girls, but adult women now take the drugs more often than men. • ADHD prescriptions to adult women grew 2.5 times from 2001. However ADHD prescriptions for children have been declining since 2005. Overall, prescriptions for children have dropped since 2004, likely because the government drug regulators warned medications were causes for suicidal thoughts in children and youth. If you are experiencing symptoms that tell you your mental health is suffering, join the growing trend and get professional help earlier rather than later. Your recovery will be much faster if you do. If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, write to us at Kamloops@ cmha.bc.ca because your concerns are shared by many more, and because we always love to hear from you.

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CELEBRATING SUCCESS Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo United Way executive director Brenda Aynsley (centre) accepts a cheque from Deputy Mayor Pat Wallace (left), Gur Singh, HMZ Law lawyer Dave Marr and Kamloops Brain Injury Association executive director Terry-Lynn Stone. The $155,000 was raised during the annual Gur Singh Golf Tournament in September and the Celebrating Survival dinner in June. Dave Eagles/KTW

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RAIDERS PILLAGE 83-YEAR-OLD TROPHY The Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders men’s team posed for a photo after a victory in the B.C. Rugby Union Lower Mainland Third Division cup final. Kamloops knocked off UBC 24-6 at South Surrey Athletic Park on Saturday, Dec. 3. See page A31 for the full story.

Boiling-hot Blazers welcome familiar faces to ISC By Marty Hastings SPORTS REPORTER sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

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.T. BARNETT and Josh Caron might feel like they are in a twilight zone on Wednesday, Dec. 7, when the Kamloops Blazers meet the Everett Silvertips at Interior Savings Centre. The former Blazers — Barnett, a forward from Scottsdale, Ariz., and Caron, a defenceman from Campbell River — were traded to Everett in November in separate deals. Kamloops forward Ryan Hanes poked fun at his friend and former teammate Caron in an interview with KTW. “Hopefully, I can toe-drag Caron like I did in practice,” said Hanes, who’s racked up four goals, 11 points and 35 penalty minutes this season. “It will definitely be weird to play them, but we’ve got to deal with it.” Blazer bench boss Guy Charron will not be speaking of the two for-

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mer Blazers in any team meetings. “You don’t want to mention that,” Charron said. “They know. There’s no reason to mention it.” What he might use for motivation, if not the return of Caron and Barnett, is his team’s current winning streak, which sits at six games. “What’s important for us is two points, not playing against friends,” Charron said. “Some guys will stay on, some guys will move.” Cole Cheveldave will get the start between the pipes for Kamloops on Wednesday against the struggling Silvertips, who sit last in the WHL with 15 points in 28 games.

Kamloops, with 41 points, leads the B.C. Division and is one point back of Tri-City for the Western Conference lead heading into today’s (Dec. 6) action. Vancouver sits one point back of Kamloops in the B.C. Division, but has played three more games than the Blazers. The matchup with Everett has the potential to be a let-down game for Kamloops and that is not lost on Charron. “Every team that comes into our building is going to want to steal two points,” Charron said. “We’re going to have to make sure we’re ready for it.” Puck-drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Chase Schaber of the Kamloops Blazers battles with Daniel Gibb of the Prince George Cougars on Friday, Dec. 2, at Interior Savings Centre. Kamloops topped Prince George 5-4. The Blazers host Everett on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Allen Douglas photo


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Wenger: Make time to relax, or pay the price

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ANY OF US WORK HARD at staying fit, eating well, working, playing, driving the kids to activities, paying bills and running errands. Just as many of us forget a critical piece — recovery. The ability to decompress is crucial to maintaining good health. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a crazy schedule. Our kids are scheduled to the nines. If I want a dinner date with a friend, I have to schedule it four weeks from now. I tell people the only way to get workouts in is to schedule them as if they were appointments. No one has to know why you say you’re busy. So, in many ways, it’s a good thing to schedule the good stuff into your daytimer as well as the work and the running around. On the flip side, I’m starting to find that when my day is scheduled from beginning to end, even if there is some fun stuff mixed in the with necessary committments, it still feels like I’m rushing from one thing to the next. I still have to pack all my gear the night before to make sure I have everything I need to transition from water-running class, to spin class, to client, to desk work, to walking outside, to driving my son to music, to teaching another class and, finally, heading for home. Never mind the clothes, shoes and gear that’s needed for each of us for the day, but add packing lunches and snacks and it looks like I’m leaving home for good every morning (and I still manage to forget critical items). When it’s all done, I come home, unpack all the sweaty stuff and switch gears to think about what’s

Even though I like what I do, I’m still finding the stress of doing too much is starting to stack up. Stress can contribute to so many health issues. It’s linked to chronic disease and abdominal fat never mind overall tension, sleeplessness, anxiousness and depression. So, what have

SHAWN WENGER Fitness For MORTALS needed for the next day.

I done? Well, scheduled in relaxation, of course. What else would I do when told I need to learn to decompress if I want to stay healthy? I’ve added yoga to the weekly schedule and am doing my best to open up the rest of the day by avoiding back-to-back appointments or having to be across town

in 15 minutes. I’m thinking it’s fine to schedule the day from beginning to end, but I seriously need longer transitions. It’s not a triathlon after all. Even though I’m the queen of the quick transition, known for running into the change room after spin class and doing my

superwoman routine to emerge in dry clothes and ready for a personal training session, I’m thinking this isn’t serving me well in my quest to decompress. Step one was dropping a few activities from the week, step two is being as organized as possible for the day and step three is allowing more transition time.

Now, if I could just figure out this daily meditation thing . . . Shawn Wenger is a BCRPA-registered personal trainer and weight-training and group-fitness instructor. She runs her own business called Fitness For Mortals. E-mail wenger@telus.net for information.

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KIJHL-leading Storm not in top form The Kamloops Storm are coming off a rare winless weekend, posting a tie in Kimberley and a loss in Creston in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. Kamloops played to a 5-5 tie with the Dynamiters in Kimberley on Friday,

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The boys from KRC: Third Division champs By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

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T WAS A DREARY DAY in South Surrey, but there was nothing dull about the Kamloops Rugby Club’s (KRC) performance in the B.C. Rugby Union (BCRU) Lower Mainland Third Division cup final. Kamloops earned a

24-6 victory over UBC on Saturday, Dec. 3. For the first time in more than a decade, a KRC Raiders men’s team brought a championship trophy — the Bell Irving Cup — back to its Chilcotin Road clubhouse. “We’ve been in playoffs for the last 10 years, but we haven’t come away with hardware,” KRC head coach

Simon, Hilton lead Kamloops handball team The Kamloops Team Handball Club travelled to the Olympic Oval in Richmond to play in a four-team tournament on Saturday, December 3, Kamloops played three matches, winning one and losing two. In its first match, Kamloops lost 11-6 to Seattle. “We were probably a little stiff after the four-hour drive down,” said club president Peter Hilton, noting the team fell behind 5-0 before notching its first goal. “We never really recovered from the slow start and couldn’t dig ourselves out of the early hole.” The team’s second match, against UBC, was the most exciting, with Kamloops edging the Thunderbirds 17-16. Kamloops goalie Daniel Bott played well and saved a penalty shot with nine seconds left to preserve the win. Player-coach Flo Simon and assistant coach Emily Hilton combined to score the last nine Kamloops goals. “Emily and Flo came up big when we needed them,” Hilton said. In their final match, Log on to youtube. com/beattheblazer

Kamloops played the eventual tournament champions, Vancouver, and lost 14-11. “This was the best match we played in the tournament,” Hilton said “To lose to Team Vancouver, which has many of the B.C. rep players, by only three goals was a real moral victory.” Kamloops was led throughout the tournament by Simon and Hilton, who scored 10 and eight goals, respectively. Justin Hine and Jesse Buswell each tallied five goals, Hilton added three, with Robin Samborsky, Nicholas Hilton and Mixon Madland adding singles. Kamloops’ last practice before the holiday break is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Tournament Capital Centre. The winter season begins on Jan. 19. Practices are every Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining can call Hilton at 250-314-4050 or email kamloopshandball@ live.ca.

Trevor Johnston said. “We’ve been second best a lot of times.” Tries from Chris Chan, Jeremy Bates and Cole Levitt pushed Kamloops to victory, with Nigel Wilson adding nine points, three from a penalty kick and six through try conversions. Kamloops was relegated to the union’s Third Division because

it did not have enough players to field first and second division squads. The Raiders posted a 7-1 record in the regular season, with wins over Abbotsford, Brit Lions of Delta, Chilliwack, Kats of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Ridge Meadows and Capilano. There was no lack of offensive firepower for

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A BCRU representative presented Johnston and captains Cole Greer and Greg Thomson with the Bell Irving Cup after Saturday’s matchup. The cup was first awarded to Meraloma Rugby Club of Vancouver in 1928. “I know some of those teams at the bottom of our division weren’t very good, but

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Roots and blues Memberships and early-bird passes for the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival are now on sale. The event is scheduled for Aug. 17 to Aug. 19. Memberships are $10 and provide access to discounted early-bird passes. To buy a membership, call the festival office at 1-250-8334096. Early-bird passes are $130 for adults, $97 for youth and $88 for seniors. For more information, go online to rootsandblues.ca.

Toys for Kids Jesse Jones and his music students will be peforming at the 19th annual Toys for Kids Breakfast on Dec. 7 at Hotel 540. The event, which supports Christmas Amalgamated, starts at 6 a.m. and continues to 10 a.m. A buffet breakfast

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More Joseph Western Canada Theatre has added a public matinee to its production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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Chris Gestrin (left), Denzal Sinclaire, Cory Weeds and Bill Coons are members of the B3 Kings jazz quartet coming to Kamloops on Dec. 8.

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It started as such a simple idea. The Jazz Cellar in Vancouver was struggling to get its musical feet and owner Cory Weeds was holding fundraisers to bring attention to the venue. Meanwhile, Denzal Sinclaire and his quintet were making lots of noise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; melodic jazz noise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only on the Coast but around the world. Sinclaire heard about the Cellar and called Weeds, offering to come play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought he was coming with his quintet,â&#x20AC;? Weeds said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and then he called and asked if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make sure the drum kit was there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then he called again and asked if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make sure the organ was there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I found out it was just Denzal and Chris [Gestrin] coming and that Denzal was playing the drums. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know he could do that.â&#x20AC;? The pair asked Weeds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; himself a sax player â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to sit in on the set and it was the start of what became the B3 Kings. The name came from a couple of sources. The three of them decided they wanted to just do Christmas shows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a play on We Three Kings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and one of the central instruments is a Hammond B3 organ. The first year, the show at the Cellar was sold out. The next year, they doubled the shows and both sold out again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nine years later, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still doing it,â&#x20AC;? Weeds said. With Bill Coon eventually joining the three â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;you have to have a guitar with an organ band,â&#x20AC;? Weeds said â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

the name might not suit anymore but the music does. The Kings are embarking on a brief Western Canadian tour to promote their second Christmas CD, You Better Watch Out!, with a stop at the Coast Kamloops Convention Centre on Dec. 8. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true collaboration, Weeds said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in fact, Sinclaire insisted it be that way to keep it separate from each of the fourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual careers. And, through the years, the group has compiled â&#x20AC;&#x153;so much musicâ&#x20AC;? the second recording seemed a natural progression. They worked on it in the summer and found themselves at the Cellar a few times just jamming, not interpreting carols â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and it was a delight, Coons said. But, he knows jazz can be a hard sell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone tells you youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to hear a classic-rock band, you know what classic rock sounds like,â&#x20AC;? Coons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone tells you itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jazz, there are so many facets to that music you may not know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be hearing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in our consciences â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just way back there for some people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have four people on stage speaking a language the majority of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it still connects them.â&#x20AC;? For those expecting the usual litany of carols at the show, be prepared for a surprise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fun thing about this band,â&#x20AC;? Coons said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not hokey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a serious band and it just happens that we mighe be playing Frosty or Jingle Bells but it will be all jazz.â&#x20AC;?

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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The centre is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The graduating fine-arts class at Thompson Rivers University holds a fundraising auction of their works on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the cultural centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers. Tickets are available by email to k-lowe@ hotmail.com, jowyers@ hotmail.com or a_ okoye@hotmail.com. • Muse by Keishia Treber continues at the Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery at the centre, 7 West Seymour St., to Dec. 17. Treber, who works with acrylics on canvas and glass, is a graduate of the fine-arts program at Thompson Rivers University. Her work often features romantic female figures as well as bold landscapes. • Roots & Wings by Sherri May is on display at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. The show continues there to Dec. 22. The gallery is open Mondays to Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • David Langevin is the featured artist at the Hampton Gallery, 167 Fourth Ave., from now to Dec. 15.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Two Kamloops projects have made it through to the semifinals in the Aviva Community Fund online competition. The Pavilion Theatre submitted a proposal to upgrade the venue and replace risers, seating, lighting and sound equipment. Most of the equipment is decades-old and showing its age. The lighting was donated to the theatre

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after Expo ‘86. Competing with the theatre — and dozens of other projects across the country — is one from the Kamloops United Church, which wants to upgrade its kitchen. The facility is used for the church’s weekly meal program for marginalized people, feeding up to 180 on some Sundays. The kitchen was built in the 1950s and the

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Andrew Fisher of the TRU WolfPack fires a shot at Selkirk College Saints’ netminder Todd Hoodicoff on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Memorial Arena. TRU won the game 6-5. The Pack also topped the Saints 12-2 on Saturday, Dec. 3. Allen Douglas photo

Pack win a wild one over Saints The TRU WolfPack men’s hockey team came out on top of a rollercoaster affair with the Selkirk College Saints on Sunday, Dec. 4. TRU took a 4-1 lead into the second period, but Selkirk fought back

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Ukrainian import takes the reins at local track club By Marty Hastings SPORTS REPORTER sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

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N OLEG WE trust, says Judy Armstrong, president of the Kamloops Track and Field Club (KTFC). “He is a dedicated young man,” Armstrong said of 23-year-old Oleg Bondarchuk, who has been named the club’s new head coach. “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and his references were excellent,” Armstrong said. Bondarchuk, grandson of Kamloops National Throws Centre lead coach Anatoliy Bondarchuk, was the prime candidate to replace Jarett McLean when he resigned from his post as KTFC’s head coach 10 months ago. The turtle-like speed of the emigration process — Oleg, Ukrainian by birth, made Kuwait home for about 15 years before making the move to Kamloops last week — has made life tough on the new head coach and his wife. “In September, Judy told me that everything is ready — I’m going to give you the job, I’m going to give you a good contract and everything is going to be great,” Oleg recalled

of his conversation with Armstrong. “I agreed with everything and said, ‘You just get me here. Don’t pay me money. Don’t do anything. Just get me here to work.’ “Now, I’m here.” Not only has he arrived, but Oleg, who speaks four languages — Arabic, English, Ukrainian and Russian — is loving what he sees. “Everything is beautiful,” the sharp-dressed import told KTW. “Life in Kuwait, first of all, it’s too hot and it’s too dusty and the people, I don’t know how to explain it . . . it’s hard to live there for us.” Oleg’s wife has not yet made the trip to Canada, due to emigration issues, but is expected to arrive before the new year. On the surface, the decision to hire a 23-year-old Ukrainian might seem precarious, but Armstrong said Oleg’s experience, schooling and references made him the outright favourite for the job. The former hammer thrower, whose career was cut short due to a back injury, coached Kuwait’s best young athletes at the country’s most prestigious club.

Oleg holds two bachelor degrees — one in physical education and sport, the other in physical rehabilitation — from the University of Kyiv. Administrative work will not take up a great deal of Oleg’s time in Kamloops, as the lion’s share of his attention will be focused on coaching. “We don’t want him to get bogged down in all the paperwork,”

Armstrong said, noting McLean was often overloaded with bureaucratic duties during his tenure with the club. Oleg had no time to rest after arriving in Kamloops from Kuwait — his grandfather had him scheduled to begin coaching at 9 a.m. the day after his plane touched down. And, judging by the ear-to-ear grin on Oleg’s face throughout his introductory press

conference, the new head coach wouldn’t have had it any other way. “I used to think I should go to America, but then my grandfather say it’s a nice place here and he is going to help me with everything,” Oleg said. “He’s the best teacher that I know. He’s going to give me his secrets and he’s going to make me a new allworld coach.”

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SPORTS KAMLOOPS BRINGS THE FUZZ The annual Kamloops Blazers’ Teddy Bear/ Tuque Toss night was a success, as four truckloads of fuzz left Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Dec. 2. There were more than 3,000 fans in attendance and many of them threw bears and tuques on the ice after Tim Bozon scored Kamloops’ first goal. The bears and tuques collected are donated to Royal Inland Hospital, along with several local charity organizations. Allen Douglas photo

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WELCOME TO MOUNT PAUL SADDLE UP FOR SANTA Christmas is but 19 days away and, if a loves one on your list is a fan of all things equine and more, perhaps a visit to the Horse Barn will satisfy the saddle crowd. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

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Have a very Merry Gretzky Christmas For generations, Canadians have been celebrating the holidays with family and friends. And, for generations, Canadians have been sending out Christmas Seals with their holiday greetings and gifts as a way of showing how much they care. Canada’s favourite hockey dad, Walter Gretzky, is the 2011 Christmas Seals ambassador for the Lung Association. As the head of one of Canada’s best known families, Walter and the Gretzky clan enjoy the season’s holidays at the family farm outside of Brantford, Ont. Favourite holiday traditions include a friendly game of pick-up hockey on the outdoor rink and a plate of delicious perogies, made with Walter’s mom’s European recipe. The Gretzky family has been personally touched by lung disease. Phyllis Gretzky, Walter’s wife of 45 years, died from lung disease in 2005. “Losing Phyllis was very, very difficult,” says Walter. “She was the glue in our family, my rock. Promoting lung health helps keep her memory alive for us. She always preferred staying in the background supporting Wayne, the family and me. “By doing this, I get to move Phyllis to

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the forefront and tell people how special she was to our family.” Since 1908, the Lung Association has produced the seals to help raise funds for its programs to improve lung health. Each year, about eight million Christmas Seals are used by Canadians to seal the back of envelopes sent out to family and friends and to decorate Christmas gifts and parcels. This year, when your Christmas Seals arrive in the mail, it is your opportunity to give generously. For more information on Christmas Seals or lung health, go online to lung.ca. newscanada.com

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Skate across Red Bridge to meet Santa The City of Kamloops is inviting one and all to skate with Santa Claus — and the venue is a stone’s throw from the Mount Paul shopping area. For one day only — on Saturday, Dec. 17 — Santa is taking a break from the North Pole and will be at Interior Savings Centre for some fun with the whole family. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., families are welcome to celebrate the holidays on ice with Santa for just a toonie. In addition to skating with Santa at ISC, the city is offering extra ice time for public skating over the holidays: • Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at McArthur Island’s Olympic rink. • Friday, Dec. 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Memorial Arena. • Monday, Dec. 26, Boxing Day toonie skate and drop-in hockey from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and family skate from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Arena. • Wednesday, Dec. 28, family fun skate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Brock Arena. • Saturday, Dec. 31, family New Year’s Eve skate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ISC. This year, the city has teamed up with Tim Hortons to present the annual Tim Hortons Family Skate for free: • Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3

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AZDA CANADA PRESIDENT, DON ROMANO, SUMMED IT UP VERY WELL. “This is more than the launch of a new vehicle. It’s a repositioning for a better future,”

he said. He was talking about the 2013 CX-5 compact SUV that is starting to arrive. What makes it so important is Skyactiv, Mazda’s approach to going green. And, what makes that different is there’s no electricity or alternate fuel involved. It’s a combination of new engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis all developed in-house and sharing nothing with any other manufacturer. The CX-5 is the first Mazda to integrate all four components into one vehicle. With the Skyactiv-G (gasoline) and Skyactiv-D (diesel) engines, the aim was to make them lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than any similar engines on the market. In Canada, the CX-5 will only come with the Skyactiv-G engine for now. We will get the diesel sometime next year but we were told it will be in a different vehicle. The 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine is 10 per cent lighter than JIM ROBINSON the current 2.0-litre. It is also First boasts 15 per cent lower fuel conDRIVE sumption and CO2 emissions. This was done in a number of ways. Internal friction was lowered by 30 per cent. The compression ratio was bumped up to 13:1 on regular gas not premium. For comparison, a Ferrari Italia has a compression ration of 12:1. Mazda also uses a Formula One style 4-2-1 exhaust system that makes for much better scavenging of spent gasses. It results in 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque compared to 143 horsepower and 135 pound-feet for the current 2.0-litre. Next, Mazda developed two new transmissions. The Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic is not a dualclutch system but it does have some of the advantages because of a full-range lock-up clutch. Because it is compact and light, it offers up a seven per cent better fuel economy.

Mazda CX-5 2013 at a glance Body style: Compact SUV Drive method: Front-engine, front/all-wheel drive. Engine: 2.0-litre DOHC inline four-cylinder (155 hp, 150 lb/ft torque Fuel economy: (Est.) regular: manual FWD, 7.7/5.2L/100 km city/highway; automatic FWD; 7.7/6.1L/100 km; automatic AWD 8.8/6.4L/100 km. Tow rating: 2,000 lb Cargo volume: Behind 40/20/40 split second row seat 966 litres (34.1 cu ft); second row folded, 1,852 litres (65.4 cu ft) Prices: NA Website: mazda.ca.

The Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual is Mazda’s smallest and lightest manual to date. One of the goals was to make shifting as quick and positive as the MX-5 Miata to retain Mazda’s reputation of sportiness. Using the latest high-strength steels and new bonding techniques, the Skyactiv-Body was made eight per cent lighter but 30 per cent more rigid. Similarly, the Skyactiv-Chassis is 14 per cent lighter but more rigid. Putting it all together, the manual in the front-wheel-drive (FWD) gets an estimated 7.7/5.2L/100 km city/highway. The FWD automatic is estimated at 7.7/6.1L/100 km and the AWD automatic is an estimated 8.8/6.4L/100 km. The CX-5 is also the first to sport Mazda’s new Kodo design language. Gone is the “Joker” face, replaced by an elongated U-shape that runs from one headlight down and along the bottom of the grille and up to the other headlight. By its very SUV nature, the CX-5 is more upright than the CX-7 CUV but still has a class-leading 0.33 drag coefficient. One little styling cue is a trailing rear spoiler that helps with drag but also visually extends the roofline, making it appear sleeker. A lot of work went into the suspension geometry. The biggest thing is a change in the front-end caster angle from five degrees as with most of the Japanese SUVs to seven degrees as most of the Germans. Knowing a good thing when they see it, the CX-5 is now set up like a BMW for a more European feel in ride and handling. The test route for auto journalists was a familiar one for me, using several of the canyon highways north and east of Los Angeles. Billiard-table smooth and very twisty at the same time, you can get up a pretty fair turn of speed — as

long as the suspension and handling are up to the task and the California Highway Patrol is not cruising around. The Euro feel of the suspension was evident even on the freeway being taut but also transmitting a lot of road feel. On Highway 5, one of the busiest in the world, the irregularities and roughness of the pavement sent a drumming through the steering wheel, but the CX-5 tracked true which showed how well the suspension was soaking things up. This harshness went away on the canyon roads and I did toss the CX-5 into a few corners. But, if you overdo it, it can lead to motion sickness if you have lots of grab, which the CX-5 has. Acceleration is about in the middle of the compact SUV pack with zero to 60 m.p.h. sprint times of 8.8, 8.9 and 9.3 seconds for the FWD manual, FWD auto and AWD auto respectively. X See MAZDA B22


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HE OLD ADAGE “NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER” IS SAGE ADVICE AT HONDA’S ALLISTON PLANT. Or, so I learned at a recent press event in this sprawling Ontario facility. Unlike most companies, where management and front-line workers look the part, all Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM) employees — from the top down — get standard-issue Honda whites. That uniformed guy you’re pontificating to about the state of the auto industry could just as easily be a shop-floor associate (Hondaspeak for employee) as he could be, say, Jerry Chenkin, Honda Canada’s executive vice-president. Not that I was saying anything harsh about the company. Sure, it has experienced a drop in sales due to supply problems following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But, things are rebounding, as production returns to normal levels. Hence the reason a select group of Canadian journalists were on hand at HCM Plant 1 to hear the

NEIL MOORE First DRIVE good news and view the 2012 Civic as it made its way along the assembly line. According to Chenkin, approximately 7,000 customers are awaiting delivery of their new cars. “We’d like to thank them for their patience,” he said. I’d call that dedication, considering the stiff competition from Elantra, Corolla and Mazda3. The earthquake, he explained, impacted Honda’s entire lineup, but the Civic was particularly hard-hit. “It suffered most because it was a brand new model,” Chenkin said. “The supply chain wasn’t mature yet.” Prior to the March 11 disaster, HCM was assembling more than 28,000 vehicles per month for the Canadian and U.S. markets, with most parts and materials sourced locally. A few critical components (ie. electronics), however, came

from Japan. This shortage halved production but, to the company’s credit, HCM did not lay off employees. It chose instead to consolidate shifts and schedule non-production days where associates could take part in business-improvement activities, training and volunteer work. The latter option was a boon to organizations like Habit for Humanity, along with humane societies and local food banks. Now that the two plants have returned to pre-earthquake levels and are working toward building 1,600 cars per day, consumers can expect to see more 2012 Civics on the road. Will it retain its crown as the topselling passenger car in Canada for the 14th year in a row? As of Sept. 30, year-to-date sales of the Civic are 37,774 versus 36,652 for the all-new Elantra. The jury is out as to who will be on top by the end of 2011. But, if Civic can retain top spot despite a natural disaster, several months of production cuts and vastly improved competition, it will indeed be a feather in the ball cap for Honda’s whiteuniformed team.

HONDA OF CANADA FAST FACTS • The company has produced more than 5.4-million vehicles in Canada since 1986. • HCM will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month. • Plant 1: (builds Civic Sedan, Coupe and SI) production began in 1986, capacity 195,000 per year, 800 per day. • Plant 2: (builds Civic Sedan, Acura MDX and ZDX), production began in 1998, same capacity as Plant 1. • Engine Plant: production began in September 2008, $140-million U.S. investment (excluding land), 300 new jobs. • Honda has invested more than $2.6 billion in its Canadian operations. • HCM sources $1.4 billion in goods yearly from Canadian suppliers. • The company directly employs approximately 4,700 manufacturing and sales associates across Canada and 15,000 indirectly through its dealerships. • 80 per cent of HCM’s workforce lives locally in Simcoe County. • HCM’s team environment means everybody wears uniforms — no reserved parking, no private offices, open-door policy. • In 2007, HCM achieved the target of zero garbage going to landfill. • More than three-million Canadians have benefited from charitable programs funded by Honda since 2008.

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As the CX-5 I was driving was a very early pre-production car, the interior was close in form and shape, but some of the final trim was missing, such as soft-touch materials on the dash and the plastic hub over the airbag in the centre of the steering wheel that looked like it had gone through the Second World War. Having said that, the instrument layout looked a lot like that in the Mazda3, which is one of the easier to see at a glance. The all-new infotainment system is centred on a 5.8-inch humanmachine interface (HMI) located at the middle of the instrument panel featuring a USB connector, available Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and iPod audio playback. Also optional is a nine-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System. Also on the option list is HD radio technology, a subscription-free digital AM and FM broadcast radio service crystal clear sound, on-screen information and additional programming choices via HD2 and HD3 channels. Lastly, Mazda has teamed up with TomTom for a technology-based navigation system featuring North American maps, advanced lane guidance, intuitive voice recognition and real-time traffic. In terms of cargo volume, the CX-5 is as good or better than its main competition, with 966 litres (34.1 cubic feet) behind the second row seat and 1,852 litres (65.4 cubic feet) with

it folded. The second row seat is a 40/20/40 design with all three sections foldable, including the centre 20 per cent portion for long items like skis or building supplies. Getting to the cargo area is made easier as the rear liftgate is 1,128 millimetres wide. Pricing will be announced early in January. The small SUVs

are currently the fastest growing segment in Canada. Mazda estimates that one in five vehicles sold today are in this class. Mazda is the first to admit it has been lagging behind the likes of Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. But with the 2013 CX-5 expect Mazda to literally make inroads in the compact SUV segment.

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Marjorie Adele Hockey/Louvros (Nee Wilson) May 27th, 1942 – November 28th, 2011

In Loving Memory of SURINDER KAUR BASRAN With extreme sorrow and pain in our hearts, we regret to announce the passing of our precious mother Surinder Kaur Basran, and wife to Harbhajan Singh Basran, on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Kamloops, British Columbia at the age of 62. Her memory will always be cherished by her husband Harbhajan, daughters Harjit (Paul), Manjit, Ranjit, and Dimpi, son Rajbir, brother Jagtar Singh Bains, and sister Jagdish Kaur Gill.

It is with sad hearts that we announce that Marge passed away peacefully, with her partner and best friend, George Thibert by her side. She was predeceased by her sister Frances, son Jimmy and parents Frank and Connie.

Marge is survived by her son Nick (Tracey) Louvros, their children James, Arianna and Braedon, daughter Elana (Earl) Wilms, extended family and special friends Charlene Robson, Grace Cottrell, Darlene Forbes and May Ince. Special thanks to James Forbes, Dr. Smillie and the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House for their great care of Marge in her times of need. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th, at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops SPCA or a charity of your choice in Marge’s memory. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 or Toll Free at 1-866-420-7758 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Our Mom was born was born in Nangal Khurd, India. She became a primary school teacher after completing her degree in New Delhi. She was married in 1971 and immigrated to Canada in 1977. She settled in Clearwater, B.C., joining her husband, where she raised four daughters and one son. Surinder was a loving and caring mother, wife and daughter. Her kindness, smile and warmth brought comfort, stability and light into the lives of her family. She was a generous, thoughtful and selÁess person. Our hearts are going to ache forever from this tremendous loss. Mom ~ We love you always and forever, and your soul will live within us. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Service to follow at the Kamloops Sikh Gurdwara, 700 Cambridge Street.

The Angel On Your Shoulder By Jackie Huston Lena Wisconsin There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll be there through your triumphs She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side. In her lifetime this angel was strong and true, And stood up for what was right. In your life you’ll be faced with decisions and trials And she’ll shine down her guiding light. Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder.

February 1932 ~ November 2011 Brian Lincoln Chrysler of Kamloops passed away on November 29, 2011 at 79 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Mildred, four children Rita (Bruce), Valerie (Neil), Bruce, Maureen (John), nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at Plura Hills United Church on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m

Suddenly on Nov 23, 2011 Scott’s Guardian Angel took him to be with his Lord and his beloved grandparents who were lovingly waiting for him. He will be sadly missed by his parents Sharon & Armando Basso of Kamloops, and John & Sue Crockford of Alberta, his nona Lena Basso, sister Kari Anne (Glen), niece Emily, nephew Liam, aunts Judy, Shirley, Elizabeth (Fraser), Uncles Bob, Luik (Allannah) Gerrard ( Rossanne), his special Aunt Lynn & Uncle Vic and his very special friends Norm and Yenya as well as many other family members from his large blended family.

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Scott’s future was just beginning to look very promising and he was very happy embracing the changes taking place. He will be missed by his many friends who walked with him through troubled times, who sought his help and relied on him when he offered his friendship, caring, love and most of all understanding and support.

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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Plura Hills United Church.

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Loreen Mary Brownlee 1943-2010

SCOTT WILLIAM CROCKFORD 1972 - 2011

BRIAN LINCOLN CHRYSLER

The merry, merry lark was up and singing; and the hare was out and feeding on the lea, And the merry, merry bells below were ringing, When my child’s laugh rang through me. Now the hare is snared and dead beside the snow yard, And the lark beside the dreary winter sea, And my baby in his cradle in the churchyard Waiteth there until the bells bring me.

Charles Kingsley

STAGES OF GRIEF

DENIAL One of the initial feelings we experience at the time of a death and often for a few days to a few weeks afterwards is that of denial. We simply have difficulty believing and accepting that the death has even happened. If the death is sudden, our denial may be even more pronounced. But even when we know that the death will occur, as with someone who has a terminal illness, we still can feel this strong refusal to accept the inevitable loss when it actually happens. SHOCK Along with denial comes shock. We can often feel numbed and overwhelmed by the loss. Sometimes we act and react slowly, or we may become confused or unable to function in our usual way. Nothing may seem real, especially our loss. This first stage is simply nature's way of protecting us at the time of our initial loss. Shock cushions us and insulates us. In turn this helps us to deal with the reality of our loss as we attend to the various tasks surrounding the funeral arrangements and the notifying of family members and friends. It provides the internal buffer zone that we need to be able to cope. Just as a tortoise that is threatened will retreat into its shell for a period of time until it feels it is safe to venture out again, so too do we emotionally retreat for a time in order to cope. GUILT AND ANGER Within the initial period of our grief we may experience guilt or even anger. Often the "if only I had" phrase is invoked over and over. We may blame ourselves or the doctors or even God for the loss of our loved one and then become angry and upset. Guilt is actually another expression of denial, since somewhere within our psyche we blame ourselves for the death and feel that we might have prevented it "if only" we had followed, or not followed, some par ticular course of action. We do not always comprehend in our grief that there is no real correlation in reality between the death and our own action or lack of action. So, we tend to say things like: If only I had not given him permission to use the car. If only we had gone to another doctor. If only I had been a better wife/mother, husband/child. Sometimes the guilt may come from even more specific circumstances. We may also feel guilt because of unfinished business or an argument that was had prior to the death. If a husband dies of a heart attack at work, the widow may feel guilty if that very morning there was an argument and words were exchanged. Or, two buddies were involved in a boating accident and the driver of the boat survives while his friend does not, guilt may engulf the survivor. In both examples, because of the circumstances, guilt may be overwhelming, even if there is no actual causal relationship. Blaming and punishing oneself over such incidents are unfortunately all too common. The anger comes from the fact that we are hurting so much that we want to find something or someone to lash out at and to blame in order that we can express our pain and rid ourselves of the guilt. It is not unusual to become angry at the same people that we blame for our loss: i.e. ourselves, the doctors, or even God. We may even be angry at the deceased, for "abandoning" us, or for not following the diet and routine that the doctor gave them. If death was the result of a suicide then we may feel even more rage at the senselessness and selfishness of this act. It is not unusual to feel anger even at the deceased or God. This is again a natural expression of our pain and sorrow. It is only by expressing and sharing our grief that we are able to ventilate and unburden ourselves and thus, continue healing. Even a scar or wound needs to bleed and may scar up, then bleed, and then scar up again on its road to recovery.

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The Merry Lark

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.

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Kamloops Village Garden Montessori Early Learning Center located in our beautiful new center in the South West Community Baptist Church 700 Hugh Allen Dr. has full and half day spaces available for 3-6yr olds open from 7:30am-5:30pm Excellent Rates 250-372-9915 kamloopsmontessori.ca *Now accepting January Preschool Enrollment.* Aberdeen Hill Montessori Preschool K (located in Aberdeen Elem.) 372-9940 Sahali Montessori Preschool K (located in McGowan Park Elem.) 374-4264

Toddler & 3-5 spaces available. Full & part-time montessori preschool provided by montessori trained teachers.

Call 250-828-2533 to book a tour.

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca ~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

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GET FREE Vending machines. Up to $100,000.00 + per year. Protected Territories. Make 2012 your money year. Canadian Company. Full Details CALL 1-866-668-6629 or www.tcvend.com.

Career Opportunities

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The Heart of Your Community

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

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

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ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat today by calling Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/

or 1-800-961-6616. FOODSAFE COURSE by certified Instructor 3rd Saturday of every month 8:30am-4:30pm $60 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

Career Opportunities

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

Bill

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CIRCULATION

Classifieds Get Results!

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374-0462

NOW HIRING Company Drivers and Lease Operators, to run in BC/AB/SK/MB/NWT/YT. Fuel Cards, insurance, health benefits and a rewarding incentive program. Min. 2 years experience required. Email resume and current abstract to bryan.hay@valleyroadways.com or drop off at:

1115 Chief Louis Way, Kamloops Phone: 250.374.3467 or Fax: 250.374.3487

Career Opportunities Growing multi-line automotive dealership in Kamloops, B.C. has 3 career opportunities for 3 highly qualified individuals.

A company you can depend on.

• Collision Center 2nd, 3rd or Journeyman bodyman - Multi-Line • Parts Counter Person with some shipper/receiver duties - Multi-Line • Wholesale parts outside salesperson

Personals Alabama: Please call Larry/ or meet me any Sunday night at 8pm DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). GET PAID To lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. www.mertontv.ca. Joanna@mertontv.ca.

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

Courses. Next C.O.R.E. Jan. 7th & 8th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Saturday, December 17th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

The successful candidates will be energetic self-starters with the ability to multi-task efficiently with minimal supervision. These positions all provide competitive pay and benefits packages. Only quality-conscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Kirk Zimmer kzimmer@zimmerwheatongm.com 685 Notre Dame Dr. Kamloops, BC V2C 5N7 685 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 5N7 Top of the Columbia Street Hill

(250)

374-1139

Now Hiring: Multiple Positions Visual Statement Inc. is seeking self-motivated individuals to join our growing team. Recipients of the 2011 Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Award for Technology Innovation, Visual Statement offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits plan and a team-based culture to thrive within. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: • Sales Representatives • Telesales (Part-time & Full-time) • Technical Support • Software Developer For detailed descriptions of these positions and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.visualstatement.com/careers or e-mail careers@ visualstatement.com. Visual Statement is a leading developer of software for law enforcement agencies within North America and is part of Trimble Navigation Ltd. (a publicly traded US company).


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FEMALE and MALE SECURITY GUARDS

Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine in Kamloops is hiring 2 f/t Indian cooks. must have 3 years experience in making Indian style dishes like butter chicken, tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, chicken tikka, vegg. curries, naan, rice etc. Manage kitchen operations efficiently. salary would be $15.00 per hour with 40 hours week. knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi required and English is asset. interested applicants please email resume to: mauryasfineindiancuisine @gmail.com

TRAIN TO be an apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Forestry Short log logging trucks required to haul logs from Valemount to Vavenby, Clarence Baggett (250) 566-1448

required immediately

MUST HAVE VALID BCDL BST AN ASSET $11-$13 per hr to start full time send resume to: brian@desertcityinc.com or fax to 250-828-0833

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

Help Wanted OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED · Excellent oral and written

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS

communication skills · Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy · Highly organized and flexible · Ability to multitask and meet changing deadlines · Strong computer skills – MS

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Word, Excel, and Outlook Email your resume to

jtm33@shaw.ca by December 9

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For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

BUS Depot Restaurant hiring cashier/kitchen helper. Please drop resume to: 725 Notre Dame Dr EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679

Looking for meaningful work? The Kamloops Food Bank is hiring for an administrative support position. The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit, volunteer coordinating, payroll administration, Excel and Simply Accounting. This full-time position will start as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. A criminal record check is required. Responsible, compassionate and dedicated individuals please apply. E-mail resume and cover letter to bsiracky@kamloopsfood bank.org or drop off in person at 171 Wilson Street by 4:00 pm on December 12th. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Need Christmas Cash? Cash Factory loans offers Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle or $800 Payday Loan using employment, CTB, EI, or Pension! NO HIDDEN FEES like the other guys! 412 Seymour Street just before Value Village or 828-1233

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Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. Retail Store Supervisor(F/t) (Kamloops) exp. req. 1-2 year. Big daddy Liquors Sal:$15/hr. Duties; supervise & coordinate sales staff & cashiers. Resolve customer complaints & supply shortages. Prepare reports on sales volumes, merchandising & personnel matters. Maintain sales records for inventory. Hire and train new sales staff. Fax resume: (1)250-374-9751 or e-mail: ollek@telus.net

Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Mechanical Superintendent Qualifications: -A minimum of 3 years journeyman work experience, 2 years as a trade lead hand or equivalent. -Minimum driver classification requirement is a Valid Class 3 with air endorsement. -Must have technical competencies of troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, general computer skills, work planning and estimating. -Ability to effectively supervise assigned work projects and/or activities involving combined resources of manpower, materials and supplies. -Ability to carry out related supervisory functions proficiently, under the direction of management personnel. -Must hold and maintain WHMIS certification and Level 1 First Aid. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com. Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resources drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted.

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Big deals across BC

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The Central Interior Trades and Apprenticeship Centre is seeking to hire a temporary

*Conditions apply

RESOURCE CENTRE COORDINATOR. The position will describe services available and assist clients in accessing resources and conducting labour market research. The position will also help build trades resumes for clients in the self serve area and work as a liaison between clients and employers. The successful applicant must have a good understanding of trades and apprenticeships. QUALIFICATIONS: · Administrative Assistant Certificate and/or Library Technician courses · Previous clerical experience is required · Research experience and current labour market knowledge. · Understanding of trades and apprentices · Experience with MS Office Suite · Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills · Experience with public speaking and workshop facilitation · Valid driver’s license and able to travel A complete job description is available at www.shuswapnation.org Applications may be submitted to the Central Interior Trades & Apprenticeship Centre attention the Program Manager at: #20 -789 Fortune Drive, Kamloops BC - V2B 2L3 email: manager@citac.ca Fax (250)434-9265

Call our Kamloops Campus:

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Employment

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Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Fitness/Exercise

Misc Services

$100 & Under

FREE

Brand new vinyl white mini blind 27”x 64” child safe tassel $6obo (250) 377-4661 Entertainment center exc cond 1 lg gl dr 3 wd drs, worth $150 sell for $65 573-4060

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Travel/Tourism

PROFESSIONAL JOB opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage range: $25. - $40./hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage range: $25. - $35./hour. Minimum experience require: Six months professional driving. Labourers and Swampers. Wage range: $22. - $28./hour. Minimum experienced require: N/A. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http://troyer.ca/employmentopportunities

VEHICLE ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN needed to perform Guardian Interlock services. We are looking for a Technician with 12-Volt and/or automotive experience to install, test and troubleshoot ignition interlock devices and effectively educate our clientele. Your mandate will be to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing the highest quality of service and standards of workmanship. If interested please send your resume to Darin at Speedy Glass by email: ddesrosiers@belroncanada.com, by fax: 250-372-8353 or in person at 505 Tranquille Rd

Inland Kenworth, Kamloops, has openings for journeyman techs with MVI ticket, or apprentices, for Commercial transport. Shift work required. We offer excellent benefits. Email resumes to mgellatly @inlandkwbc.com or fax (250)374-1234 attention Marshall

Tourism Wells Gray, seeking full time tourism and marketing manager. Visit www.wellsgray.ca

Vernon Dodge, a busy automotive dealership in Vernon, B.C. requires an experienced Service Technician with the following qualities: Motivated Journeyman Technician, Dodge/Chrysler experience is an asset, a proven track record in a flat rate shop. Vernon Dodge provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package to the right individual. Contact Ron Russell, Service Manager ron@vernondodge.com or 250-503-3310

MILLWRIGHTS

Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko.

BC’S LOCAL COURIER Total Delivery Systems has an immediate opening for an Owner Operator in the beautiful Kamloops area. The position requires a 1 ton cube van which can either be supplied by the o/o or leased from the company. There is unlimited revenue potential on the route which is currently earning 6k monthly approx. As part of the best and fastest growing courier company in BC, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of a unionized work environment.

Please contact Stevew@totaldeliverysystems.com

Only 2 issues a week!

Community Newspapers

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com & submit your resume by Dec. 9, 2011

or Fax: (1)250-546-2240 WELL established electrical contractor requires Journeyman electrician for work in and around the Kamloops area. Preference given to those with commercial and industrial exp. Excellent benefits and wages package. Please email: resumes to elaspen@shaw.ca

Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

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 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

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Work Wanted

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Millwrights to join our team at the Lavington or Armstrong Div. located near Vernon, BC. We are a leading manufacturer of dimensional and stud wood products in both domestic & foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an exc. pension and benefits program. · Competitive wages · Development opps. · On-going training · Dynamic & challenging environment · Stable employment · Welding exp. required

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week

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

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Home Improvements ONE CALL RENO’S Call now to plan your Christmas repairs! Interior/exterior finishing & repairs. Drywall & Painting. Tiling & Additions. Bathroom & Kitchen makeovers. Project Management & Small jobs welcome. Commercial & Residential. Fully Insured. Steve Callaghan 250-682-6273

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Stucco/Siding

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

Brand new, in original package. Worth $1,200. Must Sell $499. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

250-320-5865

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

cntldrivers@cn.ca 1-866-803-2702

or call Brentt, or Tom at 1-866-239-9701

Rob (250) 320-8107

KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Wheat Straw bales 3x3x8 700 lb $40/bale 250-804-6720

Fish & Aquarium

Email: Fax:

Firewood, Dry and Clean Mixed cords pine and birch $175 Free Delivery Kamloops and surrounding area.

New, still in plastic. Worth $899. Must Sell $299. Can Deliver. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

Misc Services

If you would like to join our Team please send your Truck details and resumé to:

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

QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOXSPRING

classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com

Fuel price capped at $0.36 per litre $1.17 per mile Paid Plating Paid wait time, and more.

Firewood/Fuel

Brand NEW 3 piece Sofa Set. Includes sofa, chaise & storage ottoman. Worth $1,299. Must Sell $899. Delivery included. 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

95 gallon Wave Style aquarium with stand, fish & everything $1200obo 376-4992

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your item in our classifieds for

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Due to continued growth, CNTL is seeking Reliable, Responsible and Safety conscious Owner Operators. We offer:

Did you know that you can place

Furniture

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CNTL needs TRUCK OWNER OPERATORS IN THE KAMLOOPS AREA

Do you have an item for sale under $500?

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

Help Wanted

$500 & Under

Call our Classified Department for details!

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

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$400 & Under 91 Pontiac Trnsp. 4drsw Runs, needs work, sold as is $350 obo (250) 374-0086

one week for FREE?

Landscaping

250-374-0462

Exercise?

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RICK’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. We fill or you fill. Snow Plowing and Sanding Available

Call us for more information on how you can become an adult carrier in your area.

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ASIAN MASSAGE (Acupressure Therapist) Pain Relief & Relaxation

We will PICK-UP your clothing, furniture, housewares FREE. If you have used products that are in good condition we will pick it from you for

Merchandise for Sale

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

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

BRAND NEW 4 PC BEDROOM SET

Queen Size Sleigh Style Bed Set Bed, Dresser, Mirror and a nightstand. Still in boxes. Worth $1799. 3 sets only at $799! 250-434-2337 or 250-314-7022

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

Misc. for Sale

Trinity Shepherds Malamute/ Shepherd cross, puppies, avail now, Vet checked all shots $250.ea 250-547-9763

2 Peg Perego Infant car seats, comes with base, excellent condition, $75 for one, $125 for newer one, 250-579-8559 BIG BUILDING Sale... “Clearance sale you don’t want to miss!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

Misc Services

Misc Services

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


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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Cars - Domestic

Sport Utility Vehicle

RUN UNTIL SOLD

Isuzu Trooper 1992 Blue, 4x4, tow pkg, 283km, new alt. plugs and batt. 4 mich as w/85%tr $1100 (250) 573-2560

Misc. for Sale

Mortgages

Duplex / 4 Plex

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Lower

CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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Brock 2/3bdrm f/p, fenced yard patio, near Parkcrest Elem $900 (604) 820-7832 New. Avail now.N Kam. 3 bdr 1.5 bths,5 appliances, n/s n/p $1300/mt+utils. 250-434-1141 Sahali 4Bdrm 2bth, lrg rec rm, lndry, D/W, N/P, N/S $1400 +util 1-403-719-5715 WESTYDE new 2bdrm, 2bth, cls sch church and groc, 5 apl, n/p, n/s $1250 (250) 318-4794

Furnished bedroom to rent in home close to TRU. All utilities, cable and internet included. Shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 2 living rooms both with T.V’s if you would like privacy! No Party’s, No drugs, No Pets $475 per month plus damage deposit. Call 250-377-8589

Monte Cr. on the river 3bdrm, lrg private bdrm, liv rm, sep ent. part furn, n/s, n/p, n/p util inc $550 neg (250) 573-5498 New reno 2bdrm for working or retired people $900 per month incl heat, laund, and half hydro nice yard, no pets call (250) 376-0633 NORTHSHORE, 2 bedroom, close to bus routes, shopping, ns, np, utilities included 850+deposit Call evenings 250-554-3984

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2bdrm Aberdeen 5appl. ns, no pets, ref req, Avail Immediately $1100 +dd (604) 542-9742 2bdrm apt Convenient Quiet people. N/P prefered cl TRU 250-376-9454 2Bed Suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, $2,100, Wheelchair friendly. Avail. mid Oct. catherine_steele@hotmail. com 1-604-408-1023 LRG s w 2bdrm 1bath 2 car .p seniors only. $675 Avail. now 250-395-2906, 395-6533 Sahali updated 2bdrm 1.5bath, top flr n/s/p close to TRU avail Jan 1 $1050mo 250-571-6067 Westyde 4bdrm 2bth 3 level condo. New reno 5appl ns, $1200+util (250) 571-8854

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Real Estate For Sale By Owner 5 flat acres 13yr old home 3 bed 2 bath 1368 sq ft 30 min to airport and golf detached garage shed/shop much more relocating must sell appraised at $270,000. first reasonable offer takes it see website http://web.me.com/mykidsr dogs /home 250-376-1444

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CALL 374-5363 2 Bdrm North Shore $1150 per month available immediately 250-374-5586 or 250371-0206 3bdrm home in Whitecroft $1400 Avail Dec 1st 250-8193815 / 250-672-1067 3bdrm lrg liv rm. sm back yrd, deck North Shore w/d, parking, n/s $1100 shared util 573-1281 credit ref. Bill/Excel 3Bdrm lrg theatre main flr gas F/P A/C 4 appl shrd lndy, sat tv incl $1285 1/2 util 554-0117 4Bdrm Executive home on South Thompson, np, ns, 4app Single family only $1600 ref req. avail imm. (250) 573-4817 Need Christmas Cash? Cash Factory Loans offers Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle or $800 Payday Loan using employment, CTB, EI or Pension! No expensive debit/credit cards like the others! 412 Seymour Street just before Value Village or 828-1233 Newly renovated small 2bdrm home. Brock n/s, n/p w/d, $900+util Avail Dec 1st (250) 320-9205 North Shore 2bdrm main floor & garage f/s, w/d hook up lrg yrd, NP, NS $950 (250) 5543520 North Shore 3bdrm 3bth eat in kit, dining rm, w/d, gar. lrg. deck fncd yrd. new reno n/s, n/p, cls bus/sch $1650 3725765 N. Shore 3bdrm main fl w/garage, sh/wd n/s, n/p $1250 + util (250) 572-2419 SAHALI upper house 3bdrm w/d,d/w,ac, N/S, 1/3util $1400 Avail Oct 15 250-374-7375 Upper Sahali 4bdrm + den 3bth $1795 n/p, n/s ref req all new appl 250-318-1132

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

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3bdrm 1 1/2 bth North Shore cls to sch and bus w/d, $1200 250-376-6282 / 250-819-4063 3bdrm 2 1/2 bth Westsyde main + upper n/s, n/p, 5app, g/f ref req, $1375 (250) 5792007 3Bdrm furnished duplex, newly remodeled, lake view, 3 miles south of Clinton $375 per mon, (250) 459-2387aft 5pm

DALLAS furnished bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet N/S working person N/P $400 573-6086 or (250) 828-1681 DOWNTOWN furnished Lhk. NP, NS,No drugs, men. $450 incl. F/S & sink. 374-2500. DOWNTOWN motel rooms available, 1 or 2 beds. All util, parking & internet incl. Starting @ $675/mo kitchenette rooms also available 250-3727761 Furn room in clean home share house, w/d, int., $425 per month (250) 376-7974

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Shared Accommodation 1BDRM renovated Sahali home. Quick bus route to TRU. Shd kit & wd. ns/np. Util incl $700/mo 250-574-3477 IN private home, pleasant surroundings fully furnished working male pref. near amenities behind sahali mall 10 min walk to TRU 374-0949 or 372-3339

Suites, Lower 1BDRM Full basemnt fully/furn 1-tenant np/ns lndry &utils incld $625/mo 250-579-7649 1Bdrm in Brock just completed D/W microwave Lndry, A/C ht/hyd F/S prking, priv lvl entry N/P N/S $700/mo 376-2552 1BDRM New, Batch Heights NS NP, w/d, sep ent, util incld, $800/mo+dd 250-319-0483 1BDRM Pineview Appl., Satt.& util incl. N/S N/P Avail Dec 1 $800/mo(250)377-3465 2BDRM. Brock, close to shops, full bath. $850/mo. NP. Priv. ent. (250) 376-4364. 2bdrm NrthShore incl util & cable. Close to bus/shops part/furn $900/mo 376-3594 2BDRMS, Valleyview, f/s/dw newfloors,priv/ent, ns/np, $750 incld’s utils. call 250-828-0072 2Bdrm Westsyde sep ent, patio, n/s, n/p, util incl, shr w/d $1000 (250) 579-5574 3bdrm daylight suite North Shore pet neg, Avail Dec 1 $1000 +1/2 util (250) 574-6388 3BDRM Westsyde, all amen 5 appl ns/np ref’s req’d $1050 /mo, 250-319-0961 avail now Aberdeen fully furnished incl util shared ent quiet family home 1 mature person DD N/D N/S N/P ref’s req’d $650 250-372-8633 Beautiful2bdr basement suite. w/d d/w gas/fp n/s n/p quiet mature adult ref. d/d $950 + 1/2 util. 554-1235 6-8pm Brock brand new 2bdrm 1 bth lrg kit and living area ns, np, $1000 util incl Avail now (250) 682-5338 Clean Daylight 1bdrm Util Incl. In-suite Lndry, parking Close to bus $800/mo Dec 15 or Jan 1 N/P N/S 250-319-4841 Ground level sep ent lots of day light 1Bdrm new reno North Kam cls to sch and bus f/s, n/s, n/p $650 372-5765 Large 1bdrm newly painted, close to bus, and shopping, n/s, n/p util incl + cab/net $600 (250) 554-6978 after 3pm Large clean North Shore 2bdrm util incl, no w/d, n/s, n/p, g/f 250-376-4846 Large Sahali 1bdrm close to TRU, wd, np, ns, util incl $900 Avail Nov 1st 374-8537 Level entry day light cls to 2 malls and Nor Kam bus exc, 1bdrm , n/p/n/s/n/p util inc $750 avail Imm., 376-5676

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Suites, Upper 2Bdrm upper floor util inclds N/S N/P close to all amenities $1200/mth 250-819-5283 3bdrm. NS, NP. Close to school, park & mall in N. Kamloops. $1350 572-6410. Clean & comfortable 3 bdrm suite N/S N/P 1300 Tranquille $1200/mth 250-371-4801 Comfortable 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or working person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call (250) 372-5270

Townhouses 2bdrm Lower Sahali cls to TRU 1 1/2 bth incl heat, has basement $1250 372-9622 3Bdrm 1 1/2baths inclds W/D F/S heat, hot water, cls to TRU $1450/mth 250-372-9622 ABERDEEN 2bdrm. W/D, F/S. Close to amen. & bus. Dec 1st$1200 250-320-6576 Bright, 3 bdrm, 3 baths, rec rm, gar. Lg mbdrm, w/d, d/w, n/g f/p heat and h/w. cls to bus & sch route, N/S, N/P, Ref req. $1500/+util 554-1663. mperonski@hotmail.com

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1999 18’ Campion Allante 535. 4.3L Volvo Penta. X-tra’s Low hours $14,000obo 376-4447

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Motorcycles 1986 Red Honda Elite 80 motor cycle exc cond. 3 helmets incl $800obo (250)377-4661

Recreational/Sale 1991 Okanagan 25’ 5th wheel, 1 slide out, mint condition $7900. obo 250-577-3222 2000 Frontier Plainsman 5th wheel W247, sleeps 6 lge fridge a/c, ducted heat n/s, n/p $10,000. 250-376-7803

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2004 28’Terry slp 8, solar, ac, no slide out, land jacks, front bdrm $12,000 (250) 851-0209

ATTRACTIVE tanned blond female provides discrete fantasies 9:30am-10pm 376-5319

84 19’ Vanguard 5th Wheel single axle, ladder, awning, 3 brnr stove/oven excellent shape $2800 250-828-2727

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