Basketball and volleyball are the most popular sports for students in the Kamloops-Thompson school district — and others are growing in popularity. The annual school district athletic-council report, which was presented to the board of education on Monday, Oct. 21, notes overall participation in sports has increased, there are more coaches, football is in trouble and a committee needs to be struck to look at a parent or spectator
code of conduct for games. The increase of 425 students in sports is gratifying, given the district has seen enrolment numbers decreasing, the report notes. Sports that are attracting more students this year include volleyball (529; 442 in 2011-2012); basketball (538; 532 in 2011-2012); rugby (265; 134 in 2011-2012), girls’ soccer (261; 229 in 2011-2012); badminton (95; 39 in 2011-2012); track and field (85; 24 in 2011-2012); curling (46; 36 in 2011-2012); golf (30; zero in 2011-2012); tennis (22; 15 in 2011-2012); swimming (16; 13 in 2011-2012); field hockey (20; 18
in 2011-2012) and mountain biking (8; zero in 2011-2012). Sports seeing a decrease in participating include senior boys’ soccer (176; 185 in 2011-2012); football (136; 169 in 2011-2012); crosscountry (13; 28 in 2011-2012) and wrestling (34; 62 in 2011-2012). The report notes there were 43 more coaches volunteering time in the 2012-2013 school year, including 28 teachers and 15 people from the community. The increase brings the total of teacher coaches to 133, up from 105 in 2011-2012, and 157 from the community, up from 142 in the previous school year.
different tiers heading out to different games, which means more buses and referees. With 2,324 students from grades 8 to 12 involved in school sports in some way — many of them in more than one sport — having the additional coaches is one of the reasons some sports grew, Lamoureux said. The council has been making the annual reports to the district for 20 years, he said. Each time, a highlight is noting how many people with no link to a school, but a shared love of sports, step up to be coaches.
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Among areas of concern, the report notes, are the continued high and increasing cost for rural referees, a fourth tier being added to the provincial boys’ basketball scheduling, which divides West Zone schools even further, and the behaviour of parents with coaches. The additional basketball tier is a potential issue because it could see school teams required to travel farther with new team distribution, said Sean Lamoureux, chairman of the council. Lamoureux added the fourth level also creates the potential for boys’ and girls’ teams of the same sport in
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The federal government will be watching what unfolds after a provincial audit raised concerns about the finances of the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Society. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said the federal government has a $200,000 service contract with the agency through the Status of Women Canada (SWC). The contract runs for 24 months and the agency is about half-way through it, she said. The project is working with young women to help them overcome challenges and take steps toward economic prosperity. McLeod said the government is aware of the audit prompted by concerns sent to the provincial Ministry of Children and Family Development about the operations of the agency. “We will be keeping an eye on it,” McLeod said. She added SWC has stringent guidelines and reporting requirements with its contracts and is confident the service being paid for is being provided.
McLeod noted the audit dealt more with administration and organization than with service provision. White Buffalo is one of two agencies audited for the provincial government. The report by independent accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP notes the company was retained because the ministry “has concerns regarding White Buffalo’s financial reporting, its capacity to effectively manage its allotted funding and its contracting practices.” The other audit looked at the Metis Commission of Children and Families of B.C. Both agencies were headed at the time by Deb Canada as an executive director. She retains that position with the commission, but her status with White Buffalo became contractor one month ago. Both boards have disputed the findings of the audits. Each audit recommended the provincial government continue working with the agencies for this fiscal year, but that each implement a zero-based budget system, develop a system of independent evaluation of staff remuneration and that each be reviewed by the ministry every three months.
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A citizen task force wants Kamloops council to give itself a raise. Recommendations from the council remuneration task force are headed to city council for debate today (Tuesday, Oct. 22), with the seven-member committee encouraging councillors and the mayor to up their salaries by about $9,000 and $12,000, respectively. The goal is to have the mayor receive a paycheque equivalent to 90 per cent of the average compensation paid to mayors in 14 communities of similar size, including Kamloops. Councillors would make 40 per cent of the mayor’s salary. That would move the mayor’s salary to almost $86,000 from about $74,000. Councillor pay would increase to $34,000 from $25,000. Because the changes wouldn’t take effect until 2015, when the next council is sworn in, exact changes to mayor and council salaries are only estimates. Other cities used in the wage calculation could shift their own compensation plans in the meantime. A report from com-
THE PAY SCALE The council remuneraton task force is recommending the salary of Kamloops mayor jump by about $12,000, to almost $86,000 from $74,000. It suggests councillor pay rise by $9,000, to $34,000 from $25,000. What do YOU think? Send your comments to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com mittee chairman Brant Hasanen notes the group wanted to balance the feeling of many on council that a raise isn’t necessary with the reality that the city is well behind others in B.C. when it comes to wages. On average, city councillors in similar communities make about $13,000 more than their Kamloops counterparts. “Our current council is of the opinion that they are comfortable being pegged at the lowest compensation level of their bracket,” Hasanen wrote. “The recommendation being put forward by the task force rec-
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ognizes that notion, but also creates a reasonable parity going forward.” Hasanen said results from a community survey conducted by the task force during four events this past summer show residents are slightly more in favour of a pay-by-average scenario. Of the 413 people committee members spoke with, 231 agreed with the concept, while 166 did not. The remaining respondents didn’t provide an answer. The task-force report says there are benefits to going with a higher, more common rate. “The idea is to have an environment where we attract the best leaders in the community to want to serve on council and to want to serve for more than just one term,” Hasanen wrote. Besides the salary changes, the committee is recommending councillors get cellphones and tablets from the city, rather than a $75-per-month communication allowance. Under the recommendations, councillors could also opt into the city’s benefits plan. Councillors would pay 50 per cent of premium costs. X See BEPPLE A4
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Should all councillors opt in, the added benefits would cost the city about $10,000 a year. Add in the raise and city staff estimate adopting the committee recommendation would cost the average taxpayer just under $2 extra in property taxes. Councillors have been lukewarm on the raise issue. Coun. Nancy Bepple, who in the spring called for a report on
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pay levels that sparked the wage debate, has been an advocate for higher pay. “We’re doing more in terms of community consultation, we’re more involved with external committees as well and there’s also city committees,” Bepple told KTW when she first proposed a pay review. “The role of the councillors, the work has increased over the last number of years.” However, other councillors believe their pay levels are fine
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Many views on Ajax mine KCS survey finds supporters and opponents By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
It may not be scientific, but the latest community survey on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine has a strength previous polls can’t match — numbers. “We’re super-pleased with the volume,” said Brad Harrison, president of the Kamloops Voters Society (KVS). The society’s online survey, which ran from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, attracted more than 2,800 entries. Once duplicates were weeded out, Harrison said, that left 2,744 responses. Previous surveys have generated only a few hundred responses. “It just shows that people in the community, whether they’re pro or con, there’s a number of people definitely concerned or interested who want to express their opinion and they’re using this format to do so,” Harrison said. While the poll showed more opposition
to Ajax than support — with 57 per cent against the mine compared to 37 in favour — the survey results show there are plenty of opinions about how the project might affect the city. More residents strongly agreed or agreed the mine would create more jobs than it would destroy in the city. However, more than 50 per cent of respondents also strongly disagreed with statements that the mine would have positive impacts on tourism and Kamloops’ Tournament Capital image. More than 40 per cent of respondents said they strongly believed dust or particulates from the mine will negatively impact their neighbourhood. But, for questions about light, sound and slope-stability impacts, community opinions varied widely, with many respondents opting for neutral answers or selecting, “I don’t know.” “The takeaway for me is that folks want
more information,” Harrison said. “They want access to information and they want to have their voice heard.” Based on survey results, Harrison suggested that airing of views could come in the form of a referendum. Asked whether the city should hold a community vote on the mine, 63 per cent of respondents said yes. “If I was the city and 60 per cent of 2,500 people said they wanted you to have a referendum, I would pay attention to that,” Harrison said. According to data breakdown posted to the KVS website, more than 60 per cent of respondents were between the ages of 40 and 69. They were slightly more likely to live in Aberdeen — which accounts for 22 per cent of responses. Because of the high volume of responses, Harrison said KVS plans to break down data further, studying how concerns around
the mine vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. KGHM Ajax spokeswoman Robin Bartlett said the company appreciates the KVS’s desire to engage the community about the mine, noting the survey results are useful for the mine’s proponents. “They’re giving us an opportunity once again to see what those issues are, if there’s anything that hasn’t been addressed in the past that can potentially be addressed in the future,” she said. “And they’re providing us with opportunity to continue to work through those information pieces.” For the full results of the survey visit kamloopsvoterssociety.ca.
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Council’ s ear set to be bent Representatives from Domtar, Lafarge, Arclin and Tolko will be at Kamloops city council’s meeting today (Tuesday, Oct. 22), asking for a major break on their taxes as soon as possible. According to presentation notes submitted to council in advance, the four companies want their tax rate reduced to the B.C. average for heavy industries by 2015. That would be about half of what the companies pay now. Last year, after an 11th-hour
request, council gave the four companies about a small break on their rate, just over $2, bringing it to $78.48 per $1,000 of assessed value. According to the companies’ presentation, most industrial properties are taxed at about $40 per $1,000 of assessed value. Last year, Domtar’s strategic planning manager told media the rate needs to come down for the city’s industrial players to remain competitive, a message likely to be repeated on Tuesday at city hall.
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a successor is chosen and, at the time, he said that would take place before the middle of next year. The May vote was picked after discussions with the party’s current MLAs and local constituency presidents, but it still must be approved by the NDP provincial council. No candidate has formally announced, but several are considering a run. They include veteran Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth, who finished second to Dix in 2011, and caucus newcomers Judy Darcy, George Heyman and David Eby, all of whom represent Vancouver
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Seth Moreau’s brother was almost bitten by a sea otter when the family was visiting a dock in Nanaimo. The Grade 8 student laughed when he spoke of the moment — but, that little bit of family history helped him when it came time to answer some questions during an interactive science display at Brock Middle School on Monday, Oct. 21. The Vancouver Aquarium sent several staffers and four interactive stations to the school for the day and about 230 students in grades 8 and 9 got the chance to touch a sea urchin, see a heritage crab — and learn about sea otters, among other wonders from under the sea. The sea-urchin experience was a success — no Band-Aids were needed — as was the chance to touch the fur of a sea otter. Facilitator Naomi Higo told the students the otter’s fur is the thickest of all animals, not in length, but in density.
For example, she said as she touched one little portion, “there are more hairs under my thumb here than are on my head.” Mikayla Rutter, also in Grade 8, called herself a bit of a science geek and liked getting to touch the exhibits, ask and answer questions and learn more about reproduction and habitats of many sea creatures. After walking — and talking — her group through the four stations, Higo said she was delighted with how engaged the students were and how much they already know about sea life. She’s been a volunteer at the aquarium for about two years and was signed on for a sixweek contract to take the AquaVan and its many programs out into the province. Higo talked with
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Even bubble wrap can’t prevent the Thwack! of childhood
IS NAME WAS STEVE and he lived exactly two blocks from me. On that fateful day, Steve was on the tire swing, commanding the rest of us Grade 4 kids to swing him harder and higher and faster and — thwack! That’s when Steve, gripping the chains and leaning back as far as possible to maximize speed, was introduced to the wooden pole holding up his mode of transport. Thwack! was the sound of Steve’s skull speeding into the wooden pole. The sickening Thwack! was followed by the almost gushy sound of Steve’s body crumpling down, across the rubber tire as it swung deliriously and onto the trampled earth. He was out cold for a while and we nine-year-olds had no idea what to do. We stared and looked at each other and stared some more. There was some blood among his matted dirty-blond hair. Finally, Steve arose awkwardly, looking groggy as hell as he started telling his mom that, yes, he will mow the lawn as soon as he finishes breakfast. He stood, walked in circles and reiterated his pledge to mow the lawn. That was our introduction to concussions. Steve was tended to by teachers, taken to the hospital and was back in class a few days later, seemingly no worse for wear. In the meantime, the tire swing didn’t sit idly by. It remained among the more popu-
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MUSINGS lar playground attractions, carrying many a child exhorting his classmates to swing him harder and higher and faster. There may have even been a few more Thwacks! as well, though what is certain is an accidental concussion from horseplay did not compel the powers-that-be to ban the swingingtire ride. I like to think it was a 1970s line of thinking that accepted that kids and concussions and sprains and broken bones and skinned knees were matches made in nature. Not so in Nashua, Conn., or Port Washington, N.Y., or Zeeland, Mich., or Toronto — or any of the myriad other cities and towns across the globe that have seen school officials slowly but surely ban sport after sport and game after game, all in the name of protecting kids from themselves. It seems as though a week cannot pass by without more news or the weird, of this school or that school banning this activity or that sport. It seems that if a kid is looked at the wrong way during an activity, that activity will become the latest dodo
bird of kids’ sports. Administrators at Weber Middle School in Port Washington, a town in Long Island in New York, have banned tag, baseballs, footballs, soccer balls and lacrosse balls (presumably, the kids can play baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse if they employ the Marcel Marceau method of competition). If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, cartwheels have also been banned as a recess activity — unless those cartwheels are supervised. Up in Nashua, N.H., the principal at Charlotte Avenue elementary has banned tag because the venerable game can involve aggressive pushing. Not surprisingly, more than one parent has complained about these bans. It’s been said our kids live in a bubble-wrap world, one in which they are sent outside wearing armour fit for a knight, one in which they mark “play-dates” in their calendar, rather than run down the street and knock on a buddy’s door. It’s all well and good to wish for your child to glide through those early years with nary a scratch — but it’s wishful thinking. Childhood equals all sorts of pain and to break a bone or bust a nose and take a puck to the teeth are rites of passages that can never be erased — even if the next school bans walking due to a chance of tripping. Let’s recycle that bubble wrap and let our kids breathe — yes, even if there is a chance they get the hiccups. firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds
Kamloops city council may today endorse a recommendation that will see salaries of the mayor and council rise significantly as of 2015. There was no urgent need to have this conversation; in fact, the only reason the council remuneration task force even exists is because Coun. Nancy Bepple opined earlier this year she did not think she was making enough as a part-time civic politician. We do not recall much, if any, talk about city council pay during the 2011 municipal-election campaign and all elected candidates presumably ran for office while cognizant of the paycheque attached to the job. Council members had managed to stave off visits to the food bank with annual cost-of-living increases in place since 2002. Those annual increases were modest, but served the system well in that it tied stipends to the cost of living and removed the discussion of wage hikes from those who would benefit. When the task force was appointed earlier this year, it was apparent the mayor and councillors would be getting pay raises. That is simply how it works when the standard method of comparing paycheques with other communities is employed. It invariably becomes a perpetual rise to the top. If city council today agrees to a recommendation concerning its pay, the mayor of Kamloops in 2015 will make about $86,000. The mayor now makes $74,000. In 2015, city councillors will make $34,000. Today, they are paid $25,000. When council discussed the issue of pay raises in the spring, the electorate was vocal in its disdain — at least on letters-to-theeditor pages and in online commentary forums. If council decides today to hike its wages, will such a decision become a significant narrative in the November 2014 municipal election?
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Re: Slideshow: Reba McEntire in concert: “I am a huge Reba fan. I really appreciate Kamloops This Week putting the article in the paper and on the website so fans like myself can follow Reba on her tour, especially being in Ontario. “I will be seeing Reba in concert on Oct. 26 in London, Ont. “Thank you.” — posted by Laura Craig
Re: Story: Delays could see fatal speedboat-crash case dismissed: “I’m sorry, but a man lost his life here because of someone else’s negligence, so I feel it shouldn’t matter how long it takes — the person involved should still have to go to court over this.” — posted by Tim Martindale
Re: Story: Tunnelling at Tranquille: “So happy to be asked to show my piece of the Tranquille history, which I created for an art installation called The TAP. “Looks wonderful with all the candle lighting.” — posted by Kelly C. Perry
Sister-city relationships more than worth it Editor: Re: KTW’s front-page story of Oct. 10 (‘Are sister city unions worth the investment’) regarding primarily Kamloops’ sister city of Uji, Japan. In short, it is. I was an English teacher for four years, from 2001 to 2005, in Uji through our sister-city arrangement. Kamloops is very lucky to be affiliated with Uji, which is a beautiful historic city located 20 minutes from Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan. Uji has numerous historic sites and historic connections: Byodoin, the Tale of Genji, Fushimi Inari (the red gates featured in Memoirs of a Geisha) and the oldest green tea store in the wold (Tsuen Cafe), to name a few. Check out this youtube site for a recent video on Uji: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=lCs8O-DuIQQ and http://wikitravel.org/en/Uji. Uji is also close to Osaka, the secondlargest city in Japan. There remains great potential for cultural and business exchange with Uji,
but there is a bigger picture here: Our life in Kamloops, and in Canada generally, is often skewed to a North American perspective that fails to account for the real and varied ways of life for billions of other people in this world. The more ties we have to those worlds, the better off we are. Uji City recognizes this benefit when it annually expends over three times more than our taxpayers costs ($40,000 this year, as cited in the KTW article) just on assistant English teachers, who are also cultural ambassadors for Canada and Kamloops at Uji schools and local events. This is the real benefit of having sister cities and Kamloops is very fortunate to have maintained such a close relationship with Uji and its generous people. A better sister city is not out there. The current known economic benefits are: 1. Three full-time English teachers from Kamloops being paid well (by the City of Uji) annually and returning to Kamloops with their earnings and savings. 2. The annual paid delegation of stu-
dents for the exchange program. 3. University and high school students who come here on exchange and to get degrees. 4. Tourists and councillors from Uji who come specifically to Kamloops (rather than the typical Vancouver/Banff flights many Japanese adhere to) because of our arrangement. I benefited from my experience by being able to save sufficiently to then return to Canada, go to law school and return to Kamloops to develop my law career. Future opportunities for even more economic and cultural exchange remain within the reach of those who choose to look for it. I’m all for reducing taxes but, if you know Uji and you’ve been there, we’ve got a good deal. Rather than thinking about how we can cut costs, I hope Kamloopsians will put their mind toward how to strengthen this valuable sister-city union. Kevin A. Walker Kamloops
Goodbye, Kamloops, it’s been nice to know you Editor: We’re writing to say goodbye and thank you to all the great people we’ve met in our seven years in Kamloops. This is such a friendly city. The clerks and service people in the stores, garages, insurance companies, medical offices, newspapers, the Tournament Capital Centre (especially the aqua-fit women and instructors) and government offices have been, with few exceptions (some politicians) pleasant, helpful and competent. We can’t say enough about how we’ve enjoyed the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Western Canada Theatre and the Thompson Valley Orchestra. We sure enjoyed a season singing with the Happy Choristers. Kamloopsians, you are so lucky to have these dedicated artists and volunteers. It’s ironic that we moved here from the Lower Mainland for
our health and now find we have to move again — for our future health. We’ve been considering our options for some time and find that we can no longer live with a gorilla in our closet. This gorilla, the proposed Ajax mine, won’t be going ahead in the very near future but, if it is allowed to proceed, it will eventually generate such poor air quality as to be life-changing for the very young and the elderly. We aren’t elderly yet, but we want to enjoy good health when we get to those years, so we will be breathing the fresh air in Penticton. Many thanks and good wishes for the continued future success of the great people in the Kamloops Area Preservation Association. It has been a privilege to work with every one of you. Ivan and Donna Sambolec Kamloops
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ALL IN THE FAMILY TREE: Left to right: North Shore Business Improvement Association executive director Steven Puhallo, Spice Indian Cuisine owner Sukhwinder Sawa and Family Tree executive director Susan Wright celebrate a fundraiser at the North Kamloops restaurant that raised more than $5,000 for the Family Tree program, which helps families overcome challenges.
GETTING TO THE MEAT OF THE MATTER: Ted Erickson of the Kinsmen/K40 Club presents a cheque for $500 to Nicole Carpenter of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. The money will go toward funding a bed drive. The Kinsmen raise money by holding meat draws on Saturdays at the Rock ‘N Firkin Pub in North Kamloops.
TELUS INJECTS ENERGY AT THE Y: Bert Braebrook presents a cheque for $10,000 on behalf of the Telus Thompson-Okanagan Community Board to Ashley Piggot and Erin Gibbons of Kamloops Y Aquatics and Monica van der Meulen, co-director of family services for the Y. The Telus grant is enabling the Y to invite kids ages 13 to 16 to the EnergY Youth Night at the Y pool on Saturdays. Find out more about EnergY Youth Night online at kamloopsy.org or on Facebook.
IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: The Valleyview Overlanders Lions got together with the Elizabeth Fry Society and a resident of the Elizabeth Fry Society Housing on St. Paul Street to create this mural in the children’s play area of the complex. Some of the painters shown, from rear left to right: Lion Dennis Bartlett; resident Dawn Marie Duncan; Lion Sue Lacouriere; Lion Carol Allen and Jacqueline Ballard of the Elizabeth Fry Society.
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Gort’s back in the cheese business A Salmon Arm cheese company is being allowed to resume operations after health officials have determined it is meeting provincial standards. Gort’s Gouda Cheese was ordered to stop selling its products after an outbreak of e.coli was linked to the operation in September. Twenty-six cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness linked to the cheese had been reported — 12 in B.C., 10 in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one each in Manitoba and Quebec. Of those, a Vernon woman, Corry Vander Linde, died and all others were reported to have recovered or are recovering. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the company has discarded its products and a thorough review and inspection of its operations has been carried out. The operation can resume production and distribution of both its pasteurized and non-pasteurized Gouda cheese products.
“There will be conditions which the operator must meet as they resume,” said Lynn Wilcott, acting director, food protection services with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. “Gort’s must conduct tests of unpasteurized cheese before it leaves the plant. Those results will be reviewed regularly by provincial inspectors.” Inspectors with BCCDC Food Protection Services, Interior Health and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will continue to monitor the operation and periodically conduct inspections to ensure that production safety standards are maintained. In a statement on its Facebook page, the Wikkerink family, owners of the farm, began immediately to offer for sale products that were previously under recall orders. “Good news! We have been given the green light to start selling cheese again. We were able to keep our pasteurized cheese
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claims based on previous activity in the Oregon Country. “To the Americans, they had a claim — and one of the claims they made was, ‘We were set up in Kamloops in 1812,’” Hart told KTW. “They said, ‘It’s ours.’” Only a few decades earlier, Fort Kamloops had been an American settlement — established by men sent up from John Astor’s Fort Astoria in present-day Oregon —
flying an American flag. “Kamloops gave the Americans the claim right up into B.C.’s Interior,” Hart said. “In my opinion, their claim was pretty good.” Shortly after the War of 1812 ended, Astor handed control of Fort Kamloops over to the Montreal-based Northwest Company, ending the American presence in Kamloops after about a year. “So, Kamloops was very significant because
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The breakfast may have been about money, but the true meaning of the fundraising event was epitomized by one student. Taisya Worsfold acknowledged she was a bit nervous as she took the podium to talk to a packed Grand Hall for the Thompson Rivers University Foundation’s annual campaign breakfast. She had just watched some of the movers and shakers in the city — Pat O’Brien, Ken Lepin, Al Gozda — take to the same stage to donate to the foundation and it was her turn to talk about what that money means to students at the university. She talked about family and community and mentors and all the unseen, often unheralded, supports that go into a student’s success. She spoke of Elmer Froese, her basketball coach at Sa-Hali secondary, and how much he inspired her before his death from cancer in 2012. She spoke of basketball teammate Tessa Beauchamp, who would lie beside the bench watching games while she, too, battled cancer. She also died in 2012. Worsfold spoke of TRU chemistry professor Heidi HuttunenHennelly, who helped convince her to choose her hometown university for her pursuit of a science degree. She talked of family, of all her mother did for her, of the community friends who would babysit her and her siblings when mom was on the night shift. And, the forward on the TRU women’s basketball team who has a 4.2 grade-point average and who, among her volunteer works, is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamloops, spoke of
how the scholarships she received from TRU have helped her succeed and set lofty goals for the future. Having watched two people important in her life die from cancer, she wants to become a surgeon focusing on oncology and tumours. Worsfold was chosen to represent the student body because she crosses both academic and athletics. The theme for the breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 17, was based on TRU’s many sports teams and members were scattered throughout the hall. Worsfold was one of 896 students who were recipients of the more than $2 million the foundation distributed last year — a student total that did not include everyone who had applied for a scholarship or bursary, said TRU vicepresident academic Christopher Seguin. The breakfast ended with more than $200,000 of donations or in-kind sponsorships announced, half of it earmarked for student athletes. Donors included: • Pat O’Brien, former athletic co-ordinator at Cariboo College and University College of the Cariboo (TRU’s precurso rs), $2,00 for student athletes, bringing his total donated to
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There may be a warrant out for the arrest of former RCMP top cop Yves Lacasse. His successor, Supt. Brad Mueller, said officers at the Battle Street detachment are still investigating, with the help of staff from the United Way Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo, where Lacasse volunteers as the chairman of its fundraising campaign. So, on Nov. 27, it’s likely Lacasse will be behind bars as the detachment holds its third annual Jail and Bail fundraiser for the United Way. Mueller said Lacasse isn’t the only high-profile Kamloopsian who has so far avoided jail time — and he’s hoping people in the city will suggest others to add to the arrest list.
When it began in 2011, the one-day event at the Tournament Capital Centre raised $42,000 from the incarcerated, who are required to make bail before being released. Last year, the take was $97,000, but United Way executive director Brenda Aynsley said she’s hoping this year’s event will make at least $40,00. The premise is simple: On Nov. 27, officers will round up 50 Kamloopsians throughout the day, take them to the temporary jail and leave them with their cellphones to make calls or send emails to solicit donations in their names to secure their release. Last year, an online donation website was created for those about to be incarcerated, in an attempt to reduce time spent in the cell. That system will be in
place again this year at jailandbailkamloops.com. Mueller said since arriving at the detachment this fall, he had heard comments from people who were disappointed Jail and Bail wasn’t being repeated. He talked with his staff and those at the United Way and decided to do one more instalment. This doesn’t mean RCMP involvement with the campaign will end. Instead, Mueller said, it might be time to try a different fundraising project. “But, never say never. If there’s an appetite to do it again, well, we’ll just see,” he said. Aynsley noted staff at the Kamloops and Vancouver offices of the B.C. Lottery Corporation also hosted jail-and-bail fundraisers this year within their staff.
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And the winners are . . . Darryl Caunt of the Mibroc Group was named Business Person of the Year, while Top 40 Woodworks Ltd. captured Business of the Year at the weekend’s Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Business Excellence Awards. A sold-out crowd of 400 gathered at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre on Saturday, Oct. 19 to honour 17 award winners. The 2013 awards were the 28th consecutive such gala to applaud the Kamloops business community. “We are very proud of our business community,” chamber president Bob Dieno. said. “We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements.” Winners for 16 of the awards were chosen by an independent selection committee. Business of the Year was chosen by the chamber board of directors, along with Community Futures, the award sponsor. The President’s Award is given solely at the discretion of the chamber president and is awarded to someone who has made a difference in the community.
BUBBLE DONE While October has thus far blessed Kamloops with beautiful, sunny days and warm temperatures, Old Man Winter is on his way, which is why members of the Kamloops Tennis Centre decided to get the courts ready for the cold season. The annual raising of the tennis bubble over the courts on Front Street took place on the weekend. To see more photos from the day, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the “community” tab. Allen Douglas/KTW
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HE TRU WOLFPACK had a banner season on the soccer pitch. Both the men’s and women’s footy squads are heading into the Pacific Western Athletic Association playoffs as regularseason champions after a successful weekend at Hillside Stadium. TRU’s women cruised to a 3-0 win over the Langara College Falcons of Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 20, a day after blanking the Quest Kermodes of Squamish 1-0. The WolfPack women became the first team in program history to have an unbeaten season, with 12 wins, two ties and no losses. “That was one of my personal goals at the start of the season and it was for the girls, as well,” WolfPack head coach Tom McManus said. “I am very proud of them. The chemistry of this team makes it so special. We had a lot of recruits and rookies come in and the veterans took them in and made them feel welcome. They even got into the habit of having a Friday night potluck dinner at someone’s house. They just bonded together.” On the men’s side, TRU tied Langara 0-0 on Sunday in a game that decided first place. If the Falcons had won, they would have claimed the regular-season title, but the tie cinched top spot for the WolfPack, who thumped Quest 4-0 on Saturday, Oct. 19. “We are really happy about finishing first,” WolfPack co-head coach John Antulov said. “We had a great season. Everyone played really well and things worked out. We needed a little luck and we got that.” The WolfPack men finished the campaign with a 10-2-2 record. Alanna Bekkering (2), Jaydene
Radu and Courtney Daly reached the scoresheet for the Pack women on the weekend, with Justin Wallace (2), Corey Wallis and Oriol Torres notching goals for TRU’s men. Wallace and Bekkering led their respective leagues in scoring. Travis Froehlich backstopped the WolfPack men and Emily Edmundson was between the pipes for TRU’s women. Vancouver Island University of Nanaimo is hosting the the PacWest playoffs this weekend. TRU’s women will play Langara in a semifinal tilt on Saturday, Oct. 26. Quest will play UBC Okanagan of Kelowna in the other semifinal. The WolfPack men will square off with the host Mariners on Saturday. Langara and UBC Okanagan will meet in the other semifinal. If TRU’s men advance to the PacWest final, they automatically claim a spot at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, slated to be held in New Brunswick in November. The WolfPack women must win the PacWest title to book a spot at nationals, scheduled to be held in Surrey in November. TRU’s soccer squads are both making the jump to the Canadian Interuniversity Sports ranks next season.
Graduating Wolves The storybook ending for Seb Gardner’s last home game with the WolfPack was not to be, but an unfortunate miss in Sunday’s tilt won’t even put the tiniest of blemishes on the Vernon product’s career. Gardner had a chance to give the WolfPack a 1-0 lead in the 81st minute of Sunday’s tie with Langara, but he could not make good on the short-range attempt.
“That one is going to haunt me,” he said with a laugh after the game. “I tried to go a little hard and it went off the post.” The inspirational midfielder has twice came back from bouts with cancer, earning the respect of his teammates and cementing his place in WolfPack history. “Seb is just one of those guys who is a character,” Antulov said. “He is wonderful to be around. He is a good team guy and a great leader. We wish we could have him for another five years.” Gardner attended church on Sunday morning and watched episodes of The Sopranos to take his mind off playing for the last time at Hillside. “To come back from cancer — not once, but twice — and play two seasons backto-back has been a personal accomplishment,” Gardner said. “I hold that dear to me. I’m just happy to be out here. Just thankful. It was a beautiful day.” Gardner is the Pack men’s lone fifth-year player, while TRU’s women will lose three to graduation — Bekkering, Vanessa Zilkie and Laura Smylie. “Alanna has become more of a team player and very unselfish,” McManus said. “I believe that is what has made her one of the best Seb Gardner is one of four graduating TRU WolfPack soccer players. The Vernon product players I have ever coached. twice came back from bouts with cancer during his tenure with TRU. Both the men’s and “Laura has developed women’s WolfPack soccer teams are heading into the Pacific Western Athletic Association playoffs as regular-season champions. Allen Douglas/KTW into being a leader which is expected of veteran athletes. “Vanessa has been a solid a rash of injuries a few years ago, She is a more rounded player player for us. She came to me as a I converted her to a fullback. now since she has played her last — with files from TRU sports wide midfielder but, when we had three years as a sweeper.
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Bernardo named BCFC executive of year, Raiders win title Dino Bernardo has been named the B.C. Football Conference’s executive of the Year, along with Fred Ponech, the BCFC Treasurer. Splitting the Ken Smith Award caps a season which saw the much-maligned Broncos qualify for the post-season for the first time. Bernardo, the Broncos’ president, has been with the team since it joined the BCFC in 2007. Bronco players Braden McCarthy, Grady Chalmers and Cameron Brown were
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named BCFC all-stars. The Vancouver Island Raiders of Nanaimo won the league championship on Saturday, Oct. 19, downing the Langley Rams 48-37. Vancover Island knocked Kamloops out of the playoffs a week earlier.
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inviting staff, students and basketball fans to attend Kelly Olynyk Night on Friday, Nov. 1. Olynyk, a South Kam graduate, and his Boston Celtics are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks that night and the game will be shown in South Kam’s gym. Proceeds to the event — gain entry with a minimum donation or with the purchase of a T-shirt — will be donated to prostate-cancer research. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and the game gets underway at 4:30 p.m. There will be
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Okanagan showdown The Valleyview Vikings are hosting the Vernon Panthers in a game that will decide the B.C. High School Football Okanagan AA Varsity Conference Championship. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. at Hillside Stadium on Friday, Oct. 25, with Westsyde and Clarence Fulton of Vernon to follow at 7:30 p.m. Valleyview is coming off a 30-0 win over Westsyde on Friday, Oct. 18.
KIBIHT’s new dates The Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament is moving dates. Instead of its traditional Easter time slot, the tournament will be held from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5. “Although Easter has been a great time to host the event, league schedules have evolved into inter-league and provincial playoffs falling on this time slot,” a KIBIHT press release said. “The top teams are often in the position of not being able to commit because of
their position in playoffs. Upon posting our new dates, we have had nothing but positive feedback from all team managers and coaches.” There will be 30 teams in attendance — 12 tier 1 squads and 18 tier 2 clubs — representing Alaska, Washington, Alberta and B.C. The bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers and the bantam tier 2 Kamloops Players Bench Predators will play at the tourney.
Track and Field Club is hosting the Okanagan High School CrossCountry Running Championships at Stake Lake today (Oct. 22). Athletes who place at Okanagans will earn the right to compete at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Championships, slated for Nov. 2 in Langley. The girls’ race gets underway today at 11:30 a.m., with the boys to follow at 12:10 p.m. For More Sports Briefs
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SPORTS Joseph Otoo is among the final six competitors on Season 5 of Gillette Drafted.
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The man who played a drunken butler in a TRU Actors Workshop rendition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is agonizingly close to being Drafted. “The show really does push your limits,” said Joseph Otoo, who graduated from TRU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Otoo is among the final six competitors on Season 5 of Gillette Drafted, the reality show which pits budding sportscasters against each other in the chase for a pair of one-year contracts — one with Sportsnet and another with the shaving company as a spokesperson. “There are lots of people that love sports, but it’s more than just loving sports. You have to love performing and love the pressure and the environment,” Otoo said. All the filming is done. Fans can vote for their favourite contestant at drafted. ca. The winner will be announced during a live broadcast in November. The show airs on Fridays at 10 p.m. Born in Ghana, Otoo’s family moved to B.C. when he was three. He graduated from BCIT in Vancouver and found himself working at a radio station in Smithers before making the move to Kamloops. He was persuaded by a friend to enrol in TRU’s journalism school. That deci-
sion landed him in the Tournament Capital, where he would discover his love for the performing arts. Otoo was pushed to try his hand on stage by Heidi Verwey, a member of TRU’s visual and performing arts faculty. He followed his 2010 role in the The Tempest by playing Creon in Antigone, the Sophocles play directed by Verwey at TRU in 2011. “That might have changed my life,” Otoo said. “It’s really helped me feel comfortable on camera. “My time in Kamloops has helped me tenfold in Drafted. Heidi helped me out a lot. She had my back. She said, ‘You’ve got something here, but you’ve got to work at it.’ “I was a journalist by day and an actor by night.” During his stint at TRU, Otoo webcasted WolfPack games and hosted radio shows on 92.5 FM The X. Otoo can do nothing but wait while Drafted’s final five episodes play out on national television. “Every week the anticipation gets bigger,” he said. “I feel really good about my chances. I love this. “Even if the Gillette and Sportsnet people don’t say, ‘You’re the one. We need you,’ I would hope that this pushes my career forward and someone else says, ‘Hey, you’ve got what it takes.’”
Champions Crowned There were no local rinks in contention at the Kamloops Crown of Curling, which wrapped up at the Kamloops Curling Club on Monday, Oct. 21. The final was played after KTW’s press deadline on Monday. For the results, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com. Reaching the semifinal stage on the men’s side were Dean Joanisse (New Westminster), Jeff Richard (Kelowna), Grant Dezura (Kelowna) and Mark Johnson (Edmonton). On the women’s side, the semifinalists were Silvana Tirinzoni (Aarau, Switzerland), Ayumi Ogasawara (Sapporo, Japan), Allison Pottinger (Minnesota) and Ji-Sun Kim (Gyeong gi do, Korea). The Crown is a World Curling Tour event.
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There are plenty of options for people who want to do something spooky on or before Halloween in Kamloops. BOO AT THE ZOO The B.C. Wildlife Park’s annual Halloween celebration is back for 2013, offering a haunted house for kids, a haunted maze and farm, light displays and trick-or-treating from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 25 to Oct. 27. TRANQUILLE TUNNEL TOURS Tours of the underground tunnels beneath the old sanatorium past Kamloops Airport are new for 2013, and have proven popular already. Tours run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tranquille also has a spooky nighttime corn maze on offer, featuring a light show, fog, music and actors between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. HAUNTED KAMLOOPS TOUR The Kamloops Museum and Archives is hosting spooky walking tours taking visitors around the downtown for a look into the darker side of the Tournament Capital’s past. The tours run Oct. 23 to Oct. 25. For more information, call the museum at 250-828-3576.
The pipes, the pipes are calling John McDermott brings his show to Sagebrush tomorrow By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
OHN MCDERMOTT learned something from a concert in Montreal recently. He discovered Jason Fowler, who wears many hats as a member of the singer’s band, has heard a version of McDermott’s signature song he liked better.
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“We tell stories during the shows,” the Scottish-Canadian tenor said, “and Jason was telling one about his favourite version of Danny Boy. “And I’m standing there listening and he tells the audience is favourite is the one the Swedish chef in the Muppets does. “Thanks a lot, Jason,” McDermott said with a laugh.
He’s now on the first leg of a national tour marking his 20 years as a singer, something he said is “more fun than circulation,” the department he worked in for years at the Toronto Sun while spending his spare time singing at weddings, in a choir at the start of Blue Jays and Maple Leafs games.
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT CACTUS JACK’S The 2013 Halloween Spooktacular at CJ’s on Thursday, Oct. 31, features DJs Hunter, Virtue and Nouveau, as well as prizes for best-dressed male and female. Tickets are $10 and available at Cactus Jack’s, Dr. Love and Life Ink Tattoo.
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He recorded an album for his parents, thinking it was a warm way to share their love of music while marking the couple’s 50th anniversary. McDermott took the album to a couple of music-industry heavyweights he had met a few years earlier — Michael Cohl and Bill Ballard — and the next thing he knew, he had a record released, CBC was playing it, CBC Radio host Peter Gzowski had become a fan and The National was running a short feature on him. “Thats why I’m doing the tour,” McDermott said. “It’s a nice reminiscence of the past 20 years, of the events that have happened, the people I’ve met.” He’s bringing his tour to Kamloops onm Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Sagebrush Theatre and people can expect all the favourites from his career. As he looks back,
McDermott said, he’s astounded by his good fortune. His first tour in 1993 was opening for The Chieftains. “The fiddler I hired was this young guy I met in a pub named Ashley MacIsaac,” McDermott said. “I offered him the job, told him I could only pay him $200 a night and he said, ‘I’m in’.” MacIsaac was 17 at the time and eventually left to start his own career. At another point in his young career, McDermott hired a pianist — Natalie McMaster — who also stayed with the band for a while before moving on to establish her own career. McDermott has performed for kings and presidents, in massive halls and at the D-Day ceremonies in France in 1995 but he said he prefers smaller halls like Sagebrush because of their intimacy. “I can meet everybody in the lobby before the
show and at the intermission.” He said the entire atmosphere with a smaller venue is different, from large concert halls where, often “it seems that everybody is in a hurry to get to where they’re going.” While he’s looking forward to his “walk down memory lane” with this tour, McDermott said he sometimes ponders a oneman show on Irish poet Thomas More. It’s an interesting story, McDermott said, of More’s fight to have Byron commemorated in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in England, the place where Chaucer, Dickens, Handel, Kipling and even Laurence Olivier are buried. “It’s the kind of thing I can see going a one manshow with in a few years.” Tickets for McDermott’s show are at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
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The blank paper (or text screen) stares at you. The idea is in your head and you know the words are there — somewhere. The fourth annual Kamloops Writers Fair has a schedule for this year’s instalment designed to help take those ideas and turn them into sentences, paragraphs, plays, books or poetry. Keynote speaker Sylvia Taylor (The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the B.C. Coast) will also facilitate a workshop, The Real Genius is in the Rewrite: From Coal to Diamonds, which will look at working with an editor, editing, rewriting and honing down the work to get it to a publishable state. Gail Anderson-Dargatz (A Recipe for Bees, The Cure for Death by Lightning) will present the
So You Want to Write a Novel workshop, taking a look at building blocks of fiction and steps required to write a novel. Mark Leiren-Young (Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, Free Magic Secrets Revealed) will talk about how to write memoirs and first-person works Crystal Stranaghan will oversee a session on e-book publishing, working with a publisher and things to look for in a contract. Taylor and AndersonDargatz are making return trips to the event; LeirenYoung and Stranaghan are new to the two-day event. The opening session is on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., with a wine and cheese event and open mic for people to read briefly from their works. It’s $10 for the public and free for fair participants. Open-mic spots are limited and people must sign up
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It all began with an acoustic guitar. A Martin D18, to be specific, an instrument Gary Fjellgaard’s wife bought for him. Fjellgaard loved the instrument — most who own Martins do — and wrote a song about it back in 1976. He recorded it, it got airplay and moved on with his own music career. Until one day he heard his song, Me and Mr. Martin, being performed by someone else, singer-songwriter Valdy. Intrigued, he made it a point to eventually meet Valdy — born Paul Valdemar Horsdal — “and that started a friendship that has gone on a long time,” Fjellgaard said. It also led to the creation of the Contenders annual tour that comes to Kamloops again this year, the 13th time, for a show at Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The name of the tour also comes from the friendship the two have shared for decades — and another song Fjellgaard wrote. When the two first started to perform together, they found themselves with sold-out shows “and Valdy and I were talking and he said that maybe we should take this thing into the studio and record something. “So, I wrote a song, The Contenders, in anticipation of going
into the studio, and we decided to use it for our tours.” The show is as comfortable as a visit from a favourite uncle, with each performer taking the spotlight on their own and then the two of them coming together occasionally. They’ll perform some favourites and there’s always some storytelling, an essential for them. “Sometimes we dig up songs we haven’t done for a while, too,” Fjellgaard said. Much of this is built on the genuine friendship the two share. “When I think about it, we’ve never had a serious disagreement ever,” he said. “Maybe that’s from our mutual respect, I don’t know. But we’ve never had one.” They’ve always performed their tours as a fundraiser for the George Ryga Centre in Summerland, which announced it was closing last year. The building is still for sale, Fjellgaard said, and once it is sold, the society that turned the playwrite’s home into a cultural centre and writers’ retreat will fold. “This is the second year we haven’t done this for the Ryga centre,” Fjellgaard said, “so Valdy and I will get to keep some of the money now.” Tickets are at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-3745483, kamloopslive.ca.
A Thompson Rivers University student who was honoured earlier this year with a historical-writing award will give a talk this week on the perserverance of Japanese-Canadians during internment in B.C. Kayla Holtslag wrote an essay called Japanese Canadians’ perserverance during World War II: Turning internment camps into internment communities. The essay won the inaugural Peter Grauer Memorial Award from the Kamloops Antiques, Collectibles and Heritage Society, and it was printed in full in the June 27 edition of KTW. It can be read by going online to kamloopsthisweek.com and typing Holtslag’s name into the search bar. Holtslag and her professor, Tina Block, will be at the Kamloops JapaneseCanadian Association building for the talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to register by contact-
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You’d think someone who went to Westsyde secondary, a school known in the city for its focus on theatre and performing, might have spent some time on the stage there while working toward his Dogwood certificate. Not Ryan Williams. The Kamloops-born, Vancouver-based comedian played defensive tackle for the school’s football team and also spent a lot of time playing rugby — and that’s why he’s a comedian today. “I blew out my knee,” Williams said “and it all may be for the best. I’ve failed at everything else, but I have a talent for this.” Williams is bringing his act home — to
the Commodore Grand Cafe and Lounge — today (Tuesday, Oct. 22) and he’s bringing along a couple of friends. Kyle Bottom said the choice to go into comedy was simply “out of desperation. I wanted to do something and because it’s better to tell jokes than steal cars . . . although I’d have a better car.” He’s a regular at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival and describes himself as a nerd in a slacker’s body who says of his career: “I do all right.” Bottom’s introduction to his craft didn’t go all that well, he said. “It was terrifying. I picked the mic out of the stand and I didn’t notice the chord was wrapped around the stand and the cord came
out and there were bright lights — and me and a dead mic.” He said he fumbled through, couldn’t find the funny in it “and I try not to think about it anymore.” Kevin Banner is a rising comedic talent with a dark sense of humour, a guy who said he was shy and uncomfortable in high school and who tried out at an old Yuk Yuk’s venue on amateur night. “It didn’t go badly,” Banner said, so he puts in “a ton of work” now on his comedy, sometimes trying out new jokes on friends “until they get tired of hearing them.” Williams remembers his first gig, too, and his memories are a bit fonder than the other two on the bill. He had taken a class,
had to do a show in a 300-seat theatre that was sold out — and he was the second act. “I was so nervous, but it was awesome. It’s hard to describe. “And then I did a show for five in a pizza joint basement and no one laughed. “It was a humbling experience.” He’s expecting a better time back in his hometown, a place where, he said, friends from Westsyde alone can fill the venue. Tickets are $20 at the door, 369 Victoria St. Show time is 8 p.m.
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The 2014 Kia Soul is more playful than ever By Jim Robinson METROLAND MEDIA wheelstalk.com
HE KIA SOUL WAS arguably the car that started people looking at the brand as more than a purveyor of “cheap and cheerful” transportation. It arrived about the same time as a number of other “downtown Tokyo”-inspired square-sided cars that were as big as possible on the inside and the reverse on the outside. But, the idea of a box on wheels never caught on in North America, with the Scion xB and Nissan Cube still soldiering on, while Honda gave up on the Element. The Soul was somehow different, with a huge helping of Peter Schreyer styling inside and out applied to a stout package and reliable running gear under the skin. When it came to the 2014 Soul, Kia had three objectives — maintain the iconic design while adding modern cues, provide premium features and content and improve driving dynamics to make the 2014 Soul more desirable than ever. While the overall shape is the same, there are a number of styling
The rear liftgate is wider on the 2014 Soul opening up to 532 litres of cargo space behind the back seats.
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gation. It is the largest ever offered on Soul. Furthermore, the available larger Supervision Cluster/TFT LCD colour screen found in the instrument cluster now displays user settings and turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system. I like the three large rotary knobs for the climate control that can be used with winter gloves on. One of several methods used to lessen interior noise intrusion is the use of expansion foam in the chassis cavities instead of block foam. The application of structural adhesive around the door openings and along the roof also helps improve torsional rigidity. The chassis is 29 per cent stiffer, with 66 per cent made from ultra high-strength steel, which results in a stouter platform that anchors the suspension. Kia/Hyundai remains the only manufacturer to make its own steel. Kia engineers heavily revised the front MacPherson struts and rear twist beam suspensions.
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Ford marks assemby line’s centennial Mitsu unveils trio in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 7, marked the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company. The company is building on its legacy of innovation by expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities and introducing groundbreaking technologies that could revolutionize mass production for decades to come. Ford is rapidly expanding its advanced manufacturing capabilities and boosting global production to meet surging consumer demand. By 2017, Ford will increase its global flexible manufacturing to produce on average four different models at each plant around the world to allow for greater adaptability based on varying customer demand. Ford also projects 90 per cent of its plants around the world will be running on a three-shift or crew model by 2017, which will help increase production time more than 30 per cent. “One hundred years ago, my great-grandfather had a vision to build safe and effi-
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars next month at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. The first of the three concepts, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, is a next-generation full-size SUV that uses a high output PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) system. The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV offers both dynamic drivability of an SUV and class-leading environmental performance. MMC’s S-AWC (super all-wheel control) integrated vehicle dynamiccontrol system delivers superior handling, stability as well as the all-terrain capability an SUV offers. The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a connected car that also offers next-generation preventive safety technology and driver support technology through wireless connectivity. The Mitsubishi
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The front suspension has a subframe with four bushings where the older model had none. The front stabilizer bar was moved slighting rearward while the steering box was moved forward, resulting in better balance especially when the Soul transitions through a corner. Standard across the Soul line is a new FlexSteer system, which allows the driver to select from three distinct steering settings — comfort, normal and sport. The shock absorbers on the torsion bar rear suspension have been placed vertically
instead of at an angle on the previous Soul. The result is more suspension travel and improving ride comfort. Kia had both the new and older models at a press introduction where I briefly had a chance to compare the two on a very tight closed course. The most immediate sensation was how loose the rear felt on the older model, as if the front suspension was doing all the work. The steering input effort on the new car was also far less, thanks to Kia’s FlexSteer set on sport setting, making it easier to set up for a quick left-right corner with the power on. There are two
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September 4, 1923 – October 13, 2013 Don’s favourite time of day was the morning, whether it be for fresh tracks on the ski hill in the winter, duck hunting with the guys on a crisp fall morning, getting to the ofﬁce before the phones started to ring, or simply puttering around while the world was still. He chose the beautiful fall morning of Sunday October 13th to slip away from us. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and leaves behind his beloved wife Anne, children Bruce (Jeannie), Sandra (Jay Wollenberg), Linda Blanchet (Paul), Bob (Lori), and grandchildren Stuart (Amber), David, Jennifer, Zoë (Justin), Kurtis (Kaitlyn), Rowan, Matt, and Monique.
October 15, 1940 – October 11, 2013
Don was the ﬁrst-born child of Ruth and Watson (Watty) Munro who lived in Albert Canyon where Watty worked as a CPR engineer pushing trains over the Rockies. There was no hospital in Albert Canyon, so for Don’s birth Ruth and Watty travelled to Victoria where Ruth’s family lived. Ruth made a special note in his baby book that Donald’s ride home from the hospital on September 17th was “by auto”. Don spent his ﬁrst 14 years in Albert Canyon and Revelstoke where his life-long love of the mountains and outdoors took root. He learned to ski and ski-jump from locals of Swiss and Austrian origin. In 1937, the family moved to Kamloops where he developed a strong love of the interior grasslands and forests. It was there he honed his skills as a marksman hunting pheasants, grouse, chukars, and ducks. Don graduated from Kamloops Secondary School, the same high school his children later attended. After high school Don enlisted with the Canadian Army. Most of his service during WWII was spent as a sergeant teaching recruits to shoot. When the War ended, Don resumed his education and graduated from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry in 1951. Don met Anne in a cafeteria at UBC when, in the midst of a food ﬁght with pals, he accidently struck her in the head with a potato. Anne, who had already noticed the good-looking, fun-loving Don, soon worked her magic to arrange a blind date – and he was hooked. They married in Trail in 1952 and settled in Nelson where Don began his career as a forester. Their ﬁrst two children (Bruce and Sandra) were born in Nelson and in 1956 they moved to Kamloops where children Linda and Robert (Bob) were born. As a registered forester Don pioneered industrial forestry in the interior of BC. He contributed signiﬁcantly to forest development, pulp mill raw material supply, and transportation systems. He initiated the export of surplus chips from the southern interior and served for many years on several industry committees. The Association of BC Forest Professionals awarded Don a Life Membership – a special honour given to individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the profession of forestry. Don was generous with his time and over the years served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Kamloops Golf & Country Club, President of the Kamloops Trap and Skeet Club (which his father Watty had helped start in the 1940’s), on the Royal Inland Hospital Board, and later on the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Board. From the standpoint of ski enthusiasts, Don’s most welcome achievement was the creation of Tod Mountain (now Sun Peaks). He and a small circle of friends were visionaries who recognized the mountain’s potential as a ski hill. They planned it, built it, and got it going by 1961. Don was the ﬁrst President of Tod Mountain and took the inaugural ride to open the “longest double chairlift in North America” then known as “the chairlift”. It was later renamed “the Burﬁeld Chair” when local sport shop owner Harry Burﬁeld tragically died in a plane crash near Tod. Don taught his kids and grandkids to ski and spent many happy years putting down tracks in the mountain’s famous champagne powder. There will be a celebration of Don’s life on Saturday October 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home (285 Fortune Drive Kamloops, BC).
We mourn the loss of Carol, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend who left us shortly after midnight on the 11th of October as a result of complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She is survived by loving husband George, children Tricia and Kevin (Marita), grandchildren Atticus, Avner, and Harriet, brothers Clayton (Marge), Terry (Noreen), Kris (Marie), and Hartley (Lorraine), and many, many beautiful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins, and so many friends that were like family. She is predeceased by her parents Hart and Violet and her sister Token (Gus). We remember Carol for her kindness of spirit, generosity and infectious smile. She inspired those around her with her strength of character, her unconditional love for her family and friends, her tenderness with her grandchildren, and her deep concern for the hearts and feelings of others. Born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, she carried the spirit of community and caring with her through her life. In her Äftieth year of marriage, she was eternally dedicated to her spouse and enjoyed the same in return as the challenges of living with ALS increased. She faced the adversity with grace and an often a mischievous grin that communicated her hopeful spirit long after she was robbed of her voice. Her years of work in international admissions at Thompson Rivers University made her an “adopted mom” to students from around the world as she and George hosted students who were studying in Kamloops from abroad; this resulted in an extended community of friends in Japan, Macau, Mexico and Brazil among numerous places. She had a second family inside her sewing circle, a group of tremendous women with whom she shared many years of laughter, love, and community. And in recent years she renewed her love for bridge and enjoyed immensely her time in the local bridge playing community, which became another great group of friends to her in retirement. The family wishes to thank the ALS Society of BC along with the Red Cross Society, the staff at the Royal Inland Hospital and Interior Health for their compassionate support, in particular Mo, Janice, Barbara, Dr. Calder, and all of the home care angels. A memorial service will be held at Kamloops United Church (421 St. Paul St.) on November 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of Åowers (though she sure loved Åowers!), donations can be made to the ALS Society of BC. They can use your support and they do very, very good work.
In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
SHARON CHERYL CUSWORTH It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Cheryl Cusworth (Chase). Mom had a very short battle with cancer and slipped away to join her son on October 14, 2013. Mom was born in Kelowna, BC on Sept 15, 1947. She grew up there and moved to Clearwater in 1974. Mom did not know anyone in Clearwater, and what better way to meet people than to volunteer. She volunteered at the school to help in class and field trips; she was a Brownie and Pathfinder leader as well as a Beaver, Cub and Junior Forest Warden leader. She was a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was a member in good standing of the Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary, from 1974 to her passing. That is 39 years! Mom also was a Lions Club member. Mom was an amazing crafter, sewer, crocheter, knitter, baker, canner, and canasta player! You name it, she could do it. Mom got married to the love of her life Colin, in 2006 and moved to Kamloops that same year. She loved her family and friends so much and would do anything for any one of us. Her heart was as big as the great outdoors. She had a waspy personality but was an amazing person and may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mom is predeceased by her loving son Jason, her father Ronald, and her brother Roger. She leaves behind to celebrate her life, her ever so caring husband Colin, her mother Margaret, sister Beverly, brother Kelly, sister Virginia along with her husband Tola, their daughters Heather (Jason and Tulia) and Chelsea (Rene), her daughter Tracy, along with husband Darren, granddaughter Kaila, great granddaughter and little light of her life, Jacen, grandsons Brodie, and Conor. She also leaves behind grandchildren Leath Anne, Coltin and Marina, as well as other nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles (the Chase family is huge)! A special mention is needed for longtime friend and honorary daughter, Maurine and her kids, Candace and Nicholas, and their families as well as recent honorary daughter Liz and her daughter Olivia. Mom was a believer in volunteering and lending a helping hand and has asked that instead of flowers or a donation to charity please lend a hand, help a stranger, your neighbor, volunteer for an organization. Pay it forward! She guarantees you will feel great about it! A celebration of her life will be held at, Desert Gardens at 540 Seymour St in Kamloops, BC on Oct 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Vincenzo Spina, father of Maria (Joe) Presta, Franca (Dave) Boechler and Ross (Marg) Spina was the loving husband of Fortunata Spina (Marrelli) since 1946. Vincenzo passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 89 in North Kamloops. Much loved grandfather and Nanno of Emilio (Ornella), Peter (Joanne), Ross (Tanya), Paula (Peter), Christina (Riley) and Vincent, and great-grandfather to Joseph, Matthew, Daniela, Andrew, Luca, and Alexander Vincent. He was predeceased by his parents Rosalbino and Maria (Mantello) Spina, sisters Emilia, Ada, Iolanda, and brothers Giovanni and Battista, and sisters-in-law SPINA Fenice Spina, Antoinetta Marrello and Rosetta Spina, and great-granddaughter Baylie Presta. He is survived by one sister, Esterina (Everiste) Giardullo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dad was a man of great strength, courage and intellect who felt a deep sense of responsibility for the well being of his family and Kamloops which was reﬂected in all that he did. His legacy of love for family and community will live on through his children and their families. Vincenzo was guided by his faith in God, relying on his Roman Catholic prayer book. He lived by the principles of honesty, loyalty and responsibility. He left his homeland of Grimaldi, Italy for Canada at the age of 27, leaving behind his young pregnant wife and two daughters, hoping for a better future for his family in Canada. He loved Canada and the opportunities it provided for those who were willing to work hard. In 1955, he had saved enough for his family to join him. His wife and his three young children immigrated to Kamloops, and arrived to live on Poplar Street in a small bungalow, that by working several jobs, Dad had completely paid for and built with the help of friends. Dad never had a mortgage or a loan in his life. He worked hard, saved and sacriﬁced to make a better life for his family. He was very proud of his three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While working hard in Canada, Dad also provided ﬁnancial support to his mother Maria, and his brothers Giovanni and Battista and sisters Ada, Iolanda, Emilia and Esterina. He helped all of them in some way with their marriages or with their immigration to Canada where they thrived, raised their own families and contributed to Canada. Vincenzo was remarkably kind to other immigrants, helping them out because he had experienced hardship as a new immigrant himself. We have heard from many people on how they appreciated that he had helped them with giving his labour and masonry skills in building basements for their small, ﬁrst home bungalows. With others he would provide ﬁnancial support on a hand-shake and interest-free basis. This made a huge difference in helping them get established in their new land, Canada. Dad was a good man and we are certain that he has gone to heaven, where all good people go. The family would like to thank Dr. Wiltshire, Dr.Howie and the caring and dedicated staffs at RIH (7 North), Ponderosa and Overlander Extended Care. The Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, October 24 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Mausoleum. Should family or friends desire, donations to the Vincent Spina Scholarship Fund through the Kamloops Foundation at #2-219 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC would be appreciated. Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454 www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Bob was born on January 27,1941 and died peacefully at home on October 17, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents Evan and Betty Larsen and his first grandchild Hailey Sabine Larsen. Bob is survived by his wife Sandi, his son Richard and daughter-inlaw Nadia and their children Riley and Amy and by his daughter Lesley and her husband Bruce. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard (Sheryl) Larsen and Bill, sisters Anne (Al) Dunn, Gretta (Ron) Popove, and Sandi (Ty) Dawiskiba, sister-in-law Lesley (Larry) Thomas, and brother-inlaw Russ (Anne) Preston and his mother-in-law Alice Haynes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church, 695 Robson Drive, Kamloops BC on October 26th at 10:00 am with Pastor Brian Krushel officiating. If friends wish, donations can be made to Kamloops Hospice or the SPCA in Bob’s memory.
McPHEE On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Gloria Dorreen McPhee of Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Gloria is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Malcolm, her son Michael (Cathie), daughter Michelle (Randy) and grandchildren Alexandra, Samantha, Duncan and Aidan; numerous aunts and uncles and many loving friends. Gloria was born on March 4, 1946 in Kamloops, BC. She was raised in Kamloops and completed her education here. She met Malcolm in 1962 and they were married in 1965. She was employed as an Assistant Chief Ofﬁcer at BC Tel before retiring to raise her family. Devoted to her family, Gloria was an active participant in her children’s lives, volunteering countless hours for the Girl Guides of Canada and the NorKam Music Society. After raising her children, she found delight in her role as grandmother. Her grandchildren brought her special joy and pride. Special thanks for the exceptional care and dedication of Dr. Baker, Dr. Conley, the nurses and staff of ICU, 5 North, 7 North and the Home First Program. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home (285 Fortune Drive) on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations in Gloria’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
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GIBRALTAR MINE: ROCK-SOLID CAREER GROWTH At Taseko Mines, we’re proud to call British Columbia our home. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who share our vision for long-term, responsible growth in this province. Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar coppermolybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada. A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in… We currently have a full time opportunity for a:
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QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum High School Diploma and valid Driver’s Licence • Ability to work in the field in various weather conditions • Experience with the operation of ATV’s, snowmobiles and 4x4 pickups • Experience with monitoring as noted above would be a definite asset • Strong computer skills with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at www.tasekomines.com under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects. We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.
Duties: Prepare and cook full course meals, prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances, estimate food requirements and costs, prepare and cook individual dishes and foods, ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions, work with minimal supervision, supervise kitchen staff and helpers, support the kitchen manager. Work with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer, etc.) clean kitchen and work areas. Wages: $11-$15 based on experience. Experience required: 2-4 years Education: Completion of High School and basic English required. Essential Skills: Reading text, Document use, Numeracy, Writing, Oral communication, Problem solving, Decision making Tel: 250-219-6333 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 250-314-0268 Location: 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
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We have a position available for a Service Technician in our Kamloops location. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of construction and forestry based equipment and attachments. Previous mechanical experience in a heavy equipment environment is considered an asset. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923. To apply for these positions please visit www.brandtjobs.com and enter the tracking code 428-046 into the search field on the Job Opportunities page. Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program.
COORDINATOR, ENVIRONMENTAL POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Senior Environmental Engineer, the Coordinator, Environmental is responsible for coordinating environmental monitoring, waste management programs, development and implementation of reclamation programs, and assisting with the generation of internal and external environmental program reports. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Designs, coordinates and reports on water quality programs and other environmental programs as required such as reclamation and waste management • Assists in the administration of site permits including application for new permits and permit amendment as required • Manages environmental data and evaluates sample results for trends and anomalies • Provides support in the design and development of water management programs • Follows company and legislated environmental rules and procedures; assists in the generation of internal and external environmental program reports • Complies with all duties detailed in the Company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) • Knowing responsibilities related to the mine’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP) • Communicating environmental and safety concerns to the Senior Environmental Engineer and/or taking corrective action • Ensures department activities prevent or mitigate the effects of pollution and adheres to company standards and guidelines for spill reporting and response • Maintains effective information exchange with company personnel regarding environmental programs • Conducting new employee environmental indoctrination and on-going environmental program training QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor of applied science in engineering or soil sciences with 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in mine reclamation • Ability to establish credibility in promoting a culture of environmental awareness and function as a team player • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills • Experience with MS office and functional keyboard skills COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at www.tasekomines.com under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects. We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.
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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta, is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, proﬁt sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@ autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Ofﬁce), 780-846-2241 (Fax).
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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Queen India food 2 go is hiring 1 permanent, full time kitchen helper for its location 3683 Dewolf Way Merritt. Basic English required, Experience an asset not required. Duties: Wash, peel, and cut vegetables and fruits, Clean and sanitize kitchen equipment, Sweep and mop ﬂoor etc. Salary: $10.30/Hourly, Room and Board provided. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trades, Technical (P/T) CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires P/T Class 1 Drivers for the Kamloops area. Applicants must have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the Kamloops region.
We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to Michelle at our Kamloops terminal: 682 W. Sarcee St Kamloops, BC V2H 1E5 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!
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An Alberta Oilﬁeld Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. BUS Depot Restaurant hiring cashier/kitchen helper. Please drop resume to: 725 Notre Dame Dr
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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with beneﬁts. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet. net.
St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Kamloops, is looking for an Ofﬁce Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant for 20 hours per week. The successful applicant must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good computer skills, and be conversant with Quick Books, Microsoft programs including Publisher, Blog site and Facebook management. Must be able to work independently and interact with a diverse community. Submit your resume to email@example.com by November 8, 2013. Detailed job description available upon request. Only those being considered for interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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Time: Noon—5:00PM Location: Ramada Inn 1311 N. 12 St. N Hwy 1
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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER/ SOCIAL SERVICES As a Community Support Worker, you will be able to provide rehabilitation, support, and other forms of assistance to children, youth, and families while supporting social workers and health care professionals. Train in this rewarding career.
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Advertising Sales Manager
You’ll join a high-energy sales team focused on delivering quality customer service to our clients and you will play an active role in that dynamic team. As Advertising Sales Manager you would be responsible for the following: s ,EADING DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS s )MPLEMENTING REVENUE INITIATIVES AND SALES STRATEGIES s -AINTAINING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH EXISTING CLIENTS s $EVELOPING NEW ACCOUNTS s #OACHING STAFF THROUGH THEIR SUCCESS s 0ROVIDING SUPERIOR SALES LEADERSHIP Desired Skills and Experience This is a full-time permanent position ideal for someone who is: s 0ASSIONATE ABOUT SALES AND ADVERTISING s 0ROVEN IN 3ALES -ANAGEMENT AT LEAST YEARS s 3TRONG IN GUIDING DEVELOPMENT AND MOTIVATING STAFF s %NERGETIC AND DRIVEN REGARDLESS OF OBSTACLES s -OTIVATED BY SUCCESS s !DAPTABLE AND A CREATIVE THINKER Kamloops This Week is a company dedicated to their employee. We offer a competitive compensation and beneﬁts package and offer a career ﬁlled with growth and success! Please send resumes to: Kelly Hall, Publisher Kamloops This Week "