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ASS PICKERING HASN’T yet had the talk with her dad — but she’s planning on doing it. Michael Bouttger plans on encouraging his dad to step up exercising a bit and Vienna Brown is happy her dad takes his fitness seriously. Klaire Hartley has found it fun wearing a moustache, but she’s pretty sure her mom would not be happy if dad was to grow one — even for Movember. The Grade 5 students at Arthur Stevenson elementary in Westsyde, along

with the other 18 kids in their class, spent the past year learning about the reasons behind the Movember prostate-cancer awareness month. Their teacher, Tony Berardi, said he had an interest in turning the Movember campaign into teaching moments for his class for educational and personal reasons — his father and uncle were both touched by cancer. The class has learning “buddies” in Dessa Gottfriedson’s kindergarten/Grade 1 class, so the two teachers worked together with their students to talk about healthy living and eating, about the role exercise plays in health, about why men grow moustaches, about how important annual

checkups with the doctor can be and about how to talk to their own dads about the issue. Along the way, they learned about Terry Fox, his fight with cancer and his own fundraising series of marathons. Each class also brought in an art component; Berardi’s students made stick-on moustaches while Gottfriedson’s students did artwork with their dads — and one mom — with whiskers between their lips and their noses. For the younger ones, it was a chance, as Lindsay Gustafson said, to learn “why men are growing moustaches now. X See CREATING A6

A Kamloops teen who has been labelled by the RCMP at high risk to commit an act of “catastrophic terrorism” will live under house arrest until he turns 20, a judge has ruled. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, Dec. 2, for a Crown application to alter his probation. He pleaded guilty last year to one count each of arson and break-and-enter after setting ablaze the home of an ex-girlfriend, killing her family’s dog. As a result, he was jailed for more than a year and placed on a three-year probation term, which began upon his release from custody in August. The Crown applied to tighten up that probation order based on a number of “suspicious items” found in the teen’s bedroom in a ministry access home in a recent search. Prosecutor Chris Balison said the search was conducted on Sept. 26, while he was out past curfew. Court has heard social workers found instructions detailing how to make pressure-cooker and chemical bombs, an improvised cellphone detonator and information about the hierarchy of terrorist groups. Also found was a document referring to an alQaeda cell in Canada, books on torture and notes about robbing specific Kamloops jewellery and gun stores. In addition, social workers found prescription drugs, Quebec identification, a mask and pepper spray. In four binders, social workers located “meticulous notes,” court heard. X See TEEN’S A21

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BY THE NUMBERS • Cost of pay-station rollout: $1.2 million • Pay stations at full roll-out: 90 • Pay stations activated on Nov. 12: 56 • Meter heads on the chopping block: 850 • Cost of parking at kiosk: $1 per hour for up to two hours; $2 for a third hour • Cost of parking at meters: 50 cents per hour with two-hour limit • Minimum payment on kiosks: 25 cents for 15 minutes of parking • New revenue from rate hike and changes: An additional $770,00 a year by early estimates • Revenue from old meters: about $550,000 a year

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HE MAN — white-haired, bespectacled, expression goodnaturedly perplexed — bends at the knees, upper body leaned backward in a pose that’s rapidly becoming familiar on the streets of downtown Kamloops. No luck. The pay station he’s been working with has timed out. “I find it hard to read,” he explains as this KTW reporter sidles up, looking for some first impressions of his experience with the city’s new parking system, at this point about two weeks old. Together we assume the yoga/ parking-meter position again, spines curving backward, staring down our noses. A licence-plate number is successfully entered after only one do-over to get rid of some extraneous zeros.

Two dollars — good for two hours of parking under the new rules — are deposited. The machine is immobile, waiting, as are we. “I think you have to press the ‘OK’ button,” KTW volunteers when it is clear no ticket is forthcoming. That proves the crucial final step and the man heads off to conduct his downtown business. “Eventually I’ll learn how to do it,” he says. It’s a conversation that’s happening frequently in downtown Kamloops, ever since the new digital, solar-powered pay stations replaced most of the city’s old meters on Nov. 12 (a few meters remain, thanks to a pay station shortage that should be fixed this month). Gay Pooler, general manager of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, says she’s helped plenty of people as they first tangle with the stations. “There’s some people who have

a few issues figuring out how to operate it but, once they figure out how to operate it once or twice, they’re all good,” she says. And many of the people she’s talked to are familiar with the technology from visits to other cities. “It’s not rocket science,” she says. “People are figuring them out pretty good.” Jessie Horton, using a pay station on Victoria Street just after sunset one chilly evening, says using the machine wasn’t a problem. But, she wishes the process was a little faster. The new meters, which require users to input their licence-plate data and print out a receipt, can’t match the speed of dropping a coin in a slot — an issue for many KTW spoke to during the city’s recent cold snap. Debbie Wesley seems most irritated at the conflicting instructions on the machine and her receipt. Because the city was still wait-

ing on customized paper for its receipts when the program began, drivers are erroneously being told to put their printed slips on their dashboards, even though bylaws officers are only using licenceplate date to issue tickets. While the machine says the slips do not need to be displayed, some drivers, like Wesley, are inclined to defer to the instructions on their receipt. “You should put that in,” she exclaims with a small growl of frustration when KTW explains she doesn’t have to walk back to her car. Pooler believes that frustration may not be an issue much longer. When she was out helping a shopper use a meter last week, she noticed one of the dispensers is issuing receipts that don’t have the display on dash instructions. “But, yesterday, I was at a different meter and the ticket that came out had it,” she says. Pooler thinks frustration with the pay stations will mostly disap-

pear as more people realize how the system works. “Because some people think that, oh, the meter’s not close enough to where my car’s parked,” she says. “But, because you don’t have to go back to your car you can use any meter between your car and where your destination is.” Some new features are already popular, she says. According to Pooler, the city is reporting 50 per cent of parking downtown is now being paid for by credit card instead of cash — one of the options available with the new machines. “When you explain some of the things to them about it — that you can move your car from one place to another and your time still goes with you — they’re like, ‘Oh, that’s great,” Pooler says. Kamloops’ community-safety manager Jon Wilson did not respond to multiple requests for comment by KTW before press time.

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“There’s not enough supplies,” Stark said. “They just ran out of everything quickly in the mayhem, with people crying and screaming.” When medical personnel went to attend to her wounds, Stark said, the note affixed to her down around her right hip was gone and with it went every piece of information on all her vital signs. Stark said it was removed at some point while she was being offloaded in the bay, but it should have followed her through. It hasn’t dissuaded her from her career aspiration, Stark said, one that grew from idea to possibility six years ago, when she spent hours at the hospital with her boyfriend, who had been injured in an accident. She is most interested in a career that will have her dealing with serious wounds or assisting in operating rooms. Taking part in it earned them enough academic credits to skip two clinical days of instruction. RIH administrator Marg Brown said one of the lessons learned from the exercise was how essential communication is “at all levels.” Brown said a communication issue discovered was the need to have the hospital staff’s internal and external messaging “wellformatted in terms of technology processes.” Overall, she said, she was

pleased with the exercise and how medical and emergency staff responded. The scenario was a surprise, Brown said. The template was developed by TASCMET Clinical FX, run by Kamloops doctor Paul Farrell, and no one involved knew what the disaster would be until the exercise began. In addition to hospital staff, other organizations involved included Emergency Management B.C., the B.C. Coroners Office, the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Fire Rescue, Kamloops RCMP and Kamloops Airport. Other actors involved took on the kinds of roles one would find in actuality after a disaster — family and friends flocking to the hospital and media arriving to try to get information. “It’s critical to know what to expect in a situation like this,” Brown said. “There is such a large amount of information coming from numerous streams.” Stark said one of the benefits from taking part was getting the patient’s viewpoint. And, despite what she saw as chaos — and ending up not being taken to the mock ICU, as was supposed to happen — she’s still determined to be a nurse. “Nothing today changed my mind,” she said.

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For Keegan Meyers-Martinson, it was about learning more about healthy living. For Maddine Lidder, the entire month-long exercise “was really, really fun.” Berardi said he brought in some aspects of social justice to the discussions and talked about how, sometimes, dads don’t always hear the message. “What matters is who the voice is giving it,” Berardi said, noting that, while his own wife might talk to him about male health, the reality for him — and, he suspects, for many men — is he is more likely to listen if the message comes from his children.

The two classes worked together throughout November, sometimes once a week, sometimes more or for longer periods, depending on the subject. The older children also helped the younger ones get their winter gear on at lunchtime and interacted with them in a way that benefits both. They all like the interaction, the students agreed and, Berardi noted, each age group learns from the other. “We have sort of summed it up with the saying on the door,” Gottfriedson said. “Creating awareness — one ’stache at a time.”

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Local liquor stores want status quo to remain Possible expansion to allow sales in grocery stores called a bad idea that will cost jobs By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweekcom

Private liquor retailers in Kamloops are upset about provincial plans that could see booze for sale in B.C. grocery stores. “I think it’s a terrible idea,” said Andreya Haydon, manager at the U-District Liquor Store on McGill Road in Sahali. “I can see the convenience of it, maybe, but it’s going to put a lot of private stores out of business. “I think the system’s fine. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Haydon said her store and other private liquor retailers employ young people and university students. Those jobs could be lost if grocery-store liquor sales were to shut down some of B.C.’s private stores. One such store is the Lansdowne Village Liquor Store in downtown Kamloops. “We employ tons of university kids,” said Ileene Nielsen, manager of the Lansdowne Village store, noting half of her 10-person staff is part-time. “We work around their hours.

“I think we already have more than enough stores. We don’t need to add to it.” The MLA in charge of the B.C. government’s liquor-policy review is recommending alcohol sales within grocery stores, using the “store within a store” model in place in other provinces. Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap announced three of his recommendations on Thursday Nov. 28, including the idea that a separate staffed area should handle alcohol sales. He also called for no increase to the 731 private-store licences that are active now, and no sales in convenience stores other than those already designated as rural agency stores. Yap’s full report has more than 70 recommendations, but it won’t be released until the new year, after cabinet has considered it. Liquor in grocery stores was by far the most-popular topic during his public consultation, which is why only those recommendations are being made public now, he said. NDP liquor and gaming critic Shane

Simpson said Yap has promoted the popular idea repeatedly and the announcement appears “cobbled together” to distract attention from BC Hydro rate hikes and B.C.’s dismal jobcreation performance. “It’s been released with no supporting evidence as to how you do

this,” Simpson said. “Who gets these stores? If there’s really a moratorium on new licences, does this mean that somebody who has a 10,000 square foot private store today is going to be told you have to give that up to get 1,000 square feet in a Safeway?

“I don’t think that’s going to happen.” The Alliance of Beverage Licensees, representing private liquor stores, has questioned Yap’s assertion the change would create jobs and increase convenience. “There are very few places around

the province you will not find a liquor store already located within 100 metres of a grocery store and having a separate liquor checkout inside a grocery store will not improve convenience,” said Ian Baillie, executive director of the alliance. The alliance is run-

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WO DAYS AFTER Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25-a-tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school districts. In fact, it did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon-offset sales racket believe them. The trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health-authority budgets each year. S–ºchool districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But, now the money goes into a “carbonneutral capital program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to

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VICTORIA Bennett, post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although school officials say that would not have been the top priority for spending if it hadn’t been for the program forcing districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what

happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And, has it occurred to the government’s “carbon-neutral” braintrust those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know 40 per cent of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse-gas emissions are from transportation and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. What happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon-neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

It’s difficult to know what problem the provincial government is possibly trying to fix. John Yap, the B.C. Liberal MLA who is reviewing B.C.’s liquor laws, is recommending government allow grocery stores to sell alcohol. “British Columbians lead busy lives and my final report makes several recommendations that will bring greater convenience to citizens,” Yap said. How timeconsuming is it actually to get a case of beer or bottle of wine? In Greater Vernon alone, there are 12 private liquor stores, one government outlet and two gas stations with rural liquor sales. Many of them are right next to grocery stores, so the argument can be made that the convenience is already there. What Yap needs to realize is that, when government expanded liquor sales beyond just government outlets years ago, businesspeople took a risk and made significant investments in their operations. They not only employ local residents, but they support community endeavours and pump millions upon millions of dollars into provincial coffers for health care, education and other programs. By adding retail grocery into the mix, the revenue stream for private and government stores will be undermined. Of course, one can make the argument this is how the freeenterprise system works and some private liquor-store owners will benefit by selling their licences to grocery retailers (there’s a cap on the total outlets allowed). Increased competition could also lower consumer prices. But, if Yap is pushing for a change in rules based simply on increased convenience, one has to wonder when he last went out and bought wine.

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Don’t like goose poop? Go elsewhere Editor: With respect to the issue of controlling Canada geese (‘Should we target rats with wings?’ Nov. 7), what needs to be culled are the complaining twolegged rats who can’t handle being inconvenienced. These rats come in all sizes. They spit on sidewalks, discard cigarette butts, toss garbage everywhere and don’t pick up Fido’s poop. Goose poop is not a health issue — man is. He pollutes the air and water. He is destroying Earth by himself. Geese are only doing what God created them to do — eat and poop. This is their migrating season and they are following their regular migratory flight pattern. Geese live by instinct. If they find good feeding grounds, they stay. To suggest a cull so they will go elsewhere is stupid. If goose poop is an inconvenience, go somewhere else and stop looking to create trouble for a creature God created for man to enjoy. Marjorie Sutherland Kamloops

On veterans’ issue, government does spin facts Editor: Re: KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod’s Nov. 19 letter (‘No spin in providing just the facts’): As a veteran with disabilities, it is important to acknowledge the support I have received from very hard-working personnel at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). It was disappointing that the Stephen Harper government chose to close a number of VAC offices at a time when more veterans need assistance. Veterans are not well-served by their political representatives for a number of reasons. McLeod argues what she indicates are “actual facts.” While I understand

McLeod wanting to share accurate information, I would argue that sharing a list of government of Canada benefits, which are not specific to veterans, is misrepresenting. Although some may apply to veterans, it needs to be clarified that the outlined services are available to all Canadians and may not relate to the specific and often unique needs of veterans. Let me clarify. Yes, veterans can apply for CPP disability benefits, as well as OAS benefits, but fine print in the military and RCMP pension plans affirms that, at age 65 a clawback is applied to veterans and RCMP pensions. Does that clawback apply to MPs’ or senators’ retirement plans?

No, Bullies in Power is not Paul Lagace’s take on the federal government. Rather, it is a book about a family dealing with the challenges of poverty and racially motivated abusive authorities. He published it in 2005. Today, Lagace has a beef with how Ottawa is treating veterans. KTW file photo

How does “aboriginal banking services” or “growth capital for aboriginal business” improve the lives of injured veterans? Are those services available to all veterans? Most of the benefits identified as “veterans’ benefits” by McLeod are really not specific to veterans and present a number of criteria that

excludes many, if not all, veterans. In light of the Canadian government taking some $39 billion out of the superannuation pension plan and some $45 billion out of CPP funds by calling those funds “surplus” in the mid-1990s, is there a need to have clawbacks? The Canadian public should be aware that those billions of dollars were applied to general funds and reduced the deficit in those years.

So, the public was led to believe the government was successful in reducing the deficit when, in fact, the government stole from pension-plan contributors to reduce the deficit. So, “spin” is what government does and to deny it is to contribute to it. McLeod needs to realize the spin is in the untold facts about self-serving government manipulation of information that misleads the public. If McLeod wants to support veterans, she needs to tell Prime Minister Harper it’s wrong to bureaucratically blade veterans in the back with misinformation to the public. Paul M. Lagace, CD sergeant (ret’d) Kamloops

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Here’s hoping Cavaliere ignores irritant neighbours Editor: Re: (‘The reality of River City Realty’s Plans,’ Nov. 26): As a neighbour of River City Realty for five years, I have seen the commitment Vince Cavaliere and his staff have had for the neighbourhood. It is nice to see a local business that cares about the community, believes in being downtown and blends in well with the neighbourhood. I understand completely his frustration with a pair of particular neighbours who have made this difficult for him and many others in the 700-block of St. Paul Street. I also had these two confront my family and neighbours, often with outlandish

allegations. These two are known on a first-name basis by the RCMP, city bylaws staff, city council and the fire department due to the numerous complaints and accusations they constantly bring forth to the various agencies when situations don’t mesh with their agenda. They are very active in the community and have joined numerous special-interest groups, protesting almost everything they feel is a threat — real or perceived. I feel many of these agencies are intimidated by the “doctor” one puts in front of one’s name. This doctorate is in education, acquired very shortly before retirement, not that of a physician.

Being retired, they both have the luxury of having all the free time in the world to bring forward issues. I hope Cavaliere is not intimidated by their incessant interference with his business ideas. I hope he does what’s right for his business and for the community with which he is very much involved. Many of us support Cavaliere and are also frustrated with these irritant neighbours. I hope the media and various agencies learn what we neighbours in the 700-block of St. Paul Street already know — they are behavioural irritants who continue to harass the silent majority that does not agree with their agendas. C. Hay Kamloops

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What is the value of research at TRU? Let them count the ways Editor: A university is a place of higher education that provides new knowledge through academic research. There has always been an emphasis on teaching at Thompson Rivers University and we are proud of our excellence in teaching. We are also proud of our academic research. What is a “research institution”? This question may seem strange coming from a group of professors at TRU. The reason we ask is because TRU students were told, on Nov. 19, by Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk that the university is not a research institution and will never be a research institution. This message from our provincial government was made to a group of students, including a graduate student enrolled in the master’s of science program in environmental sciences. Is this student’s MSc thesis work not research? What, then, can we make of our university mandate, which states in section 3(1)(c): “The purpose of

the university is to undertake and maintain research and scholarly activities”? What does this say about TRU’s membership in the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia? What about the hundreds of undergraduate students at TRU who have pursued independent research projects over the years through honours degrees, directed studies and research assistantships? What about the 150 tripartite (teaching, service and research duties) faculty members at TRU? TRU tripartite faculty must pursue research in order to be granted tenure and promotion. To be granted full professor, the top rank, one must demonstrate an internationally significant research program. How is this possible in a university that, according to the B.C. government, is not a “research institution”? Are UBC, SFU, UVic and UNBC the only universities in B.C. that can call themselves “research institutions”? Does this mean TRU is only a “teaching institution,” and that the four B.C. “research institutions” are not “teaching institutions” and

never will be? Of course, such a claim is ridiculous, but it helps to highlight Victoria’s perception of TRU. TRU provides similar undergraduate degrees as UBC, SFU, UVic and UNBC, yet TRU receives much less funding per student from the provincial government for those same degrees. Since the majority of TRU students are from Kamloops and the Interior, we as a community should be concerned about this inequity. B.C. universities are not given the opportunity to operate on a level playing field. As for graduate programs, TRU receives no funding from the provincial government, even though all of its master’s programs have been vetted by stringent peerreview through the B.C. Degree quality assessment board. We are proud to work at TRU and we think Kamloops is proud of TRU. Victoria needs to understand that TRU is a university which, by definition, is an institution of teaching and research. We think the provincial government would want to support TRU’s research because, for a significant part, our research serves

our local community, including grasslands sustainability, ecosystem reclamation, the social dynamics of small cities, watershed management and respiratory therapy. TRU does not seek to be the research power that is UBC, but to suggest TRU is not, nor ever will be, a “research institution” diminishes our accomplishments and limits our potential to our students and our community. Kamloops deserves a university that is fully engaged in teaching and academic research. Dr. Lauchlan Fraser professor and Canada research chair in community and ecosystem ecology department of natural resource sciences Dr. Bruce Baugh professor, department of philosophy, history and politics

department of biological sciences Dr. Karl Larsen professor, department of natural resource sciences Dr. Donald Lawrence professor, department of visual and performing arts Dr. Peter Murphy professor, department of English and modern languages Dr. Mervyn Nicholson professor, department of English and modern languages Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman professor, department of biological sciences Dr. David Z. Scheffel professor, department of sociology and anthropology Thompson rivers university Dr. Peter Tsigaris professor and chair, department of economics

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CHRISTMAS SMILES The smiles are everywhere along the sidewalks of Victoria Street as Santa Claus makes his annual arrival to the River City. Cruz Kaczkowski found himself a great perch to see the action — and perhaps helping to keep dad Jan’s neck warm. The official welcoming started with the annual Wake Up Santa and the parade moved through the downtown before dispersing its participants and leaving people with the reminder there are just three weeks left until Santa makes his next — and biggest — arrival. Allen Douglas/KTW

A Kamloops man who admitted to killing one of his best friends during a drunken fight at a house party last year will have to wait a few more months to learn his fate. Torbin Alec took a plea bargain half-way through his seconddegree murder trial in October, pleading guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. The 30-year-old was charged after Jesse Seymour, 29, was killed outside a house party on July 15, 2012. Court heard the two were close friends arguing about Alec’s chances with a girl. Alec, who has been in custody since his arrest shortly after the incident, will return to court for sentencing on Feb. 17.

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Government decision hailed by PKU patient By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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When Cole Rickett came home from work one day, his partner greeted him at the door, shaking and crying. “He looked at me and I just blurted out, ‘I can have a baby’,” said Amanda Cosburn. Her emotional state was the result of finally hearing something she had hoped for, but hadn’t counted on happening — the B.C. government will introduce a monthly food subsidy for people like Cosburn, people whose bodies cannot handle protein. The technical name is phenylketonuria, a disease parents know as PKU, and one that has meant Cosburn and 170 other PKU patients in the province have had to live on a restricted diet.

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Health Minister Terry Lake on Nov. 28, she has had women calling her who have not been able to afford the diet. “And now they are saying they can go back on it and one of them said that now she can have a baby,” she said. “It’s been an emotional whirlwind since it was announced. “This is going to change a lot of lives. The subsidy will benefit 209 people now, the others having various metabolic conditions, such as maple syrup urine disease, which stops the body

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Cellphones linked to dead men Crown should rest its case today in Fraser murder trial By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

The cellphones belonging to two Kamloops men whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in 2009 stopped receiving service the day they were last seen alive, a jury has heard. Ken Yaretz Jr. and Damien Marks were found dead on Roy Fraser’s Knouff Lake property on May 26, 2009 — five weeks after they were last seen, believed to have been headed to Fraser’s to pick up furniture. Fraser, 56, is now standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on one count each of firstand second-degree murder. Taking the stand on Monday, Dec. 2, was Sharon Barnes, who

Police said they found the charred remains of two cellphones on Roy Fraser’s Knouff Lake property in this firepit. Testimony was heard on Monday, Dec. 2, about the ownership of lthose phones. KTW file photo

works for Rogers in the wireless provider’s law-enforcement support department. She detailed the records of two phones, both of which were prepaid. Barnes said prepaid cellphones do not

require any credit or personal information, so users are free to register the phones with whatever information they choose. “We do not verify the names and information on accounts like that,” she said, noting

obviously fake names are routinely used. “Elvis Presley, Daffy Duck — anything just to populate the field.” The two phones Barnes discussed were registered to “Kenneth Yaretz” and someone named “Dr. Martin Kay.” The Yaretz phone was registered to an address in Toronto, but was a 250-area code Kamloops number. The Kay phone, meanwhile, was registered to an address on Bentley Place in Kamloops. Court has previously heard Yaretz lived at an address on Bentley Place with his uncle. In previous testimony, RCMP Cpl. Darin Rappel said he purchased a prepaid Rogers phone to test it in coverage at and

around Knouff Lake. That phone was then used by another officer in a test call made from the site at which the bodies of Yaretz and Marks were discovered. Barnes said the last calls associated with both the Yaretz and Kay cellphones were pinged off the same cell towers as the ones tested by police. Court has previously heard that Yaretz was associated with the Independent Soldiers street gang, and that Fraser had run marijuana-grow operations in the past. Fraser’s trial is now in its fourth week. The Crown is expected to conclude its case today (Tuesday, Dec. 3). It’s not yet known if the defence will call evidence.

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As Black Friday and Cyber Monday gain a foothold north of the U.S. border, a Kamloops charity is looking to import another American tradition to Canadians. Today (Dec. 3), marks the country’s first Giving Tuesday — a day dedicated to charitable efforts. The Kamloops Foundation is among the charities participating, along with the Red Cross, Heart and Stroke Foundation and others across the country. “It’s an opportunity for people to give online,” said Nancy Plett, foundation-development officer for the agency. The day is organized by Canada Helps, an organization used by many

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Seniors tour a seasonal highlight The deadline to register for the annual Seniors’ Light Tour is Thursday, Dec. 5. The event, sponsored by the city, the Seniors Outreach Society and First Canada ULC, is on Thursday, Dec. 12. Seniors will be taken around the city on a new route from previous years to see the lights, followed by a tea, sing-along and other entertainment at Interior Savings Centre. To register, call 250-852-3500 and quote program number 215496.

Snow Angels need more The Snow Angels program is back and ready to help seniors with snow removal from their driveways and sidewalks. The program’s goal is to support seniors to continue to live independently in their own home for as long as possible. The program is headed by the Seniors Outreach Society (SOS) and works with the City of Kamloops for volunteer recruitment. Last year, volunteers helped more than 170 seniors in Kamloops with snow-removal services although some areas did not have enough volunteers to provide the service in their neighbourhoods. To become a volunteer, call Harjeet Dhaliwal at 250-828-0600 or email harjeet@kamseniorsoutreach.ca. Volunteers will be matched with seniors who live in the same area.

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LOCAL NEWS churches prepare for a bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 14. Cookies are $4 per dozen and the money raised is used by the churches to provide various programs, including the PIT Stop and Sensational Soup lunches, AA and NA meetings and hosting the South Shore Food Bank depot. Cookies include shortbread, gingerbread, cherrychip noels, cranberry-pecan orange, skillet date balls, zebra cookies or a variety pack. Online or phone-in orders can be made before 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Pick up for pre-ordered cookies is Friday, Dec. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. at either church. To order, go online to mtpauluc.ca or kamloopsunited.ca or, between Tuesdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., call 250-376-2261.

A Christmas Celebration The Thompson Valley Community Orchestra presents A Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Community Church. The program includes highlights from Handel’s Messiah, featuring Carlene Wiebe, Theresa Takacs, Peter Collins, Phil Heal and Jim Floris. Kevin Barlow will conduct the choir. Tickets are $10, $5 for children and $25 for families and are available at the door, 1205 Rogers Way.

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Hunter found safe after overnight outdoors A hunter who went missing in the Tunkwa Lake area was found Sunday, Dec. 1, in good condition. RCMP Sgt. Edward Preto said the 37-year-old man had been hunting with a friend in the Tunkwa Lake area, which is west of Kamloops, between Logan Lake and Savona. He was found at about 5:45 a.m. by Logan Lake Search and Rescue with a fire going and in no need to go to hospital. The man told his rescuers he had shot a deer and was trying to walk out when it became dark and he decided to stay where he was. The search began when he did not return to where his hunting partner was waiting.

Senior hit by car An 85-year-old woman is in hospital after being hit by a car on Tranquille Road on Saturday, Nov. 30. Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Edward Preto said the woman was crossing Tranquille in the 600-block at 6 p.m. when she was struck. The driver of the car remained at the scene and was co-operating with the police investigation.

Drunk faces assault charges A drunk and combative young man chose the wrong Kamloops home to enter and start a fight. As a result, the soused slugger landed in Royal Inland Hospital due to a TKO. RCMP Sgt. Edward Preto said the 24-year-old man forced his way into a home in the 800-block of Lorne Street in downtown Kamloops in the early-morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 1.

POLICE BEAT Preto said the man chose the residence at random and, once inside, began fighting with the occupants. Alas, Rocky he was not and the boozy boxer suffered minor injuries and had to be treated in hospital. He was kept in hospital as he was too drunk to stay in police cells. Mounties are recommending charges of assault. No word on whether the vanquished has asked for a rematch.

Call police, go directly to jail A man who called police to report a home invastion found himself in court on Monday, Dec. 2. RCMP said officers responded to a house on Elder Road just after 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. They were told by the male occupant four or five other males wearing black ski masks had tried to break down his door, eventually breaking the window. He doused them with bear spray and they fled, he told officers. A police-dog team was called but could not find the suspects. During the investigation, police learned there were outstanding warrants for the complainant for uttering threats, assault and possession of a firearm. He was arrested and returned to cells before appearing in court.

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RIH kicks off fundraiser Buy an ornament, build an operating room By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

“You might have heard of it,” Bryce Kowalsky said, when asked about the motorcycle accident that put him in Royal Inland Hospital earlier this year. “I was the guy who tried to play chicken with the telephone pole, and the pole won.” The accident, which took place in front of the BCLC building in May, got his picture into a local newspaper — and led to a twomonth stay at RIH as he recovered from a crushed femur, broken clavicle, broken ribs and a concussion. Kowalsky described it as “one of the worst things I ever went through.” It wasn’t the New

Life Mission worker’s first hospital stay. Far from it. All told, Kowalsky has undergone surgery 27 times in his 38 years. Before the motorbike crash, he’d most recently been flown to Vancouver for brain surgery after a local neurosurgeon discovered he’d had three brain aneurisms. While on the operating table, he also suffered a severe stroke. But, the two months at RIH were his longest Kamloops hospital stay yet. “We lived in the coffee shop most of the time,” said his mother, Maryanne of the next eight weeks. It was there that she first met nurse Tricia Bell, who would become one of her

son’s favourite staff members during his extended stay. “She made this just an amazing experience for me,” Kowalsky said. “She didn’t take any B.S. from me.” Maryanne said it was simple gestures, like making sure her son was able to get a bath before he moved to the unit where he spent most of his time at RIH, that made Bell so important to her family. “This girl is an exception,” she said. When the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation approached Kowalsky, asking him to dedicate an ornament to a staff member to help kick off this year’s holiday fundraising campaign, Bell was a natural choice.

The RIH Foundation funds equipment purchases the hospital can’t cover in its own budget. In the coming year, that will include $2 million in equipment for a new operating room at the hospital, which could add another 900 surgeries to the hospital’s schedule each year. As part of this year’s campaign, the foundation is asking supporters to dedicate a holiday ornament to a loved one or care person when they make a donation. The ornaments will be on display in the second floor lobby through the holiday season. For more information on donating, go online to rihfoundation.ca/holiday or phone 250-314-2325.

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Teen’s probation to continue to 2016 X From A1

BOXING DAY COMES EARLY Clockwise from left, Joan Goode, Betty Abbott, Cathie Heisler, Margaret Whiffin, Shirley Carney and Betty Hirowatari fill shoeboxes with small gifts to be sent overseas through the Operation Christmas Child organization. The women got together at Berwick on the Park to do the assembling.

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possessing “any material relating to bombmaking or terrorist activities.” On the new charges, the youth was handed a sentence of 30 days — 20 behind bars and 10 in the community. The teen’s probation order expires on Aug. 5, 2016 — a few weeks before his 20th birthday.

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STORM FRONT MOVES ON CANCER Kamloops Storm defenceman Stefan Wood gives up his locks on Saturday, Nov. 30, to promote cancer awareness and fundraising. Above, Wood is hugged post-shearing by Elisabeth Avery (left), cousin Victoria Cope, whose mother — Wood’s aunt — died of breast cancer recently, Rebecca Mathieson and Hayley Manke. Team owner Barry Dewar (top right) joined in as did team supporter and Kamloops Minor Hockey Association board member Ian Shaw-McLaren (right), losing his hair to Steffie Mundell. Lisa Holman had the job of removing Wood’s hair (left). Allen Douglas photos/KTW

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Mayor’s Gala to Sparkle By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Judy Basso has a way of taking Mayor Peter Milobar out of his comfort zone. Sometimes way out of that zone, he said, but it’s always for a good cause — the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts. Last year, event organizer Basso enlisted Milobar’s teenaged son Ethan to portray his dad in a video that had the future mayor meeting a genie and being granted three wishes, a segment that had the sold-out audience at the Coast Kamloops Hotel conference centre chortling loudly. Basso has started her work on the mayor early, requiring him to wear a fur hat at a press conference promoting the event, a topper Milobar said was taking him back to his Ukrainian roots as he Mayor Peter Milobar is dressed for winter as he announces the finalists for the three awards to be presented at the seventh annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts. The theme of the Jan. 18 event is The Sparkle of Winter and Milobar dressed to reflect it, with a white winter jacket and a truly stylish fur hat. Dave Eagles/KTW

declined to recreate the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker. The media gathering on Friday, Nov. 29, was to not only identify the theme of the Jan. 18 event —The Sparkle of Winter — but to announce finalists in the three categories that will be recognized at the gala. Milobar said the committee behind the event, which began six years ago, has decided to make Business in the Arts a permanent category. It was introduced last year as part of the previous plan to change the categories annually but, Milobar said, it’s important to continue to recognize companies that support the city’s arts community. The finalists for that award are Mastermind Studios, Noran Printing and Watson Engineering. Mastermind Studios is also a finalist in the Film and New Media category, going against artist Chris Bose and filmmaker Adam Mackay-Smith. A third category, Emerging Artist, is sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council and, unlike the other two, has a cash

award of $500. Finalists are actor Sheanna James, sculptor Byron Steele and theatre director/actor Melissa Thomas. The finalists were chosen by a panel that included former mayor John Dormer, Thompson Rivers University president Alan Shaver, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb McClelland, City of Kamloops arts, culture and heritage manager Barb Berger, Kamloops Art Gallery executive director Jann Bailey and Kamloops Symphony Orchestra events co-ordinator Kaitlin Methot. Last year’s gala raised $26,000, which was shared between the art gallery, symphony and Western Canada Theatre. The goal this year is to raise $45,000, something Basso said is a realistic goal given the quality of items up for bids in a silent auction. Tickets are $125, of which $50 qualifies for a tax receipt. They are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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Tonight’s the night for highway feedback Want to drive faster on Highway 5? Sick of getting stuck behind campers on single-lane stretches? As of Friday, Nov. 29, the Ministry of Transportation is looking for feedback from the public on road-safety concerns and speed limits on rural highways throughout the province. Consultation kicks off in Kamloops with a public meeting tonight (Dec. 3) at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The province is also taking online feedback at www.gov.bc.ca/safetyandspeedreview/.

Minister of Transportation and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone said recommendations stemming from public concerns and technical analysis that is already underway will come in the spring on 2014. Stone said it’s been 10 years since the province last looked at speed limits on rural highways, but noted speeds will only be increased if it makes sense to do so from a safety perspective. “Safety is our number-one priority throughout this review,” he said. The province also wants comments on winter tire regulations, wildlife collisions and slow-moving vehicles.

Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review November 29, 2013 to January 24, 2014 The Province is conducting province-wide consultation and engagement to seek input about safety and speed limits on B.C.’s rural highways as part of the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review from November 29, 2013 to January 24, 2014.

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Russian dependence scuttles Ukraine’s EU movement

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KRAINE’S PRESIDENT VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH had much explaining to do at the summit meeting of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania last week. After six years of negotiation on an EU-Ukraine trade pact and political-association agreement which was finally due to be signed at Vilnius, he had to explain why he wasn’t going to sign it after all. “The economic situation in Ukraine is very hard, and we have big difficulties with Moscow,” said Yanukovych in a private conversation with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel that was broadcast by GWYNNE DYER Lithuanian television. “I would like you World to hear me. I was alone WATCH for three and a half years [since his election in 2010] in very unequal conditions with Russia — one to one.” So, Ukraine is putting the deal on hold indefinitely and the EU promptly accused Yanukovych of being gutless. “If you blink in front of Russia, you always end up in trouble,” said the EU’s Commissioner for Enlargement, Stefan Fule. “Yanukovych blinked too soon.” At least 10,000 outraged Ukrainians who had reached the same conclusion came out on

the streets of Kiev in protest. It was starting to look like a rerun of the “Orange Revolution” that had forced Yanukovych out of power after he won a fraudulent election in 2004, so riot police attacked the protesters and drove them from the square. The demonstrators came back to Independence Square 100,000 strong and Yanukovych had to issue a public apology for the attack. We’ve been here before, haven’t we? The big Russian bully threatens some ex-Soviet country that is now looking west and the craven local ruler gives in. Pro-democracy demonstrators come out in the streets and peace, justice and proWestern policies triumph. Except this time, it’s not like that. The big Russian bully bit is still true. Moscow has already seen three of its former possessions in Europe — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — join the European Union. It sees the future of the remaining six — Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan — as a zero-sum game between Russia and the EU, and it plays hard ball. Of those six, Azerbaijan and Belarus are dictatorships that have no desire or possibility of making a deal with the EU under their current rulers. The other four have been pursuing trade and association deals (which might eventually lead to EU membership), and Moscow has been trying hard to frighten them out of it and instead force them to join its “Eurasian Union”, an

embryonic customs union that bears a curious resemblance to the old Soviet Union . After secret discussions with Russia in September, Armenia cancelled its association deal with the EU (which was due to be initialled at Vilnius) and joined the Eurasian Union instead. It’s just too dependent on trade with Russia. Georgia initialled its deal with the EU in Vilnius because it had nothing to lose: Since its war with Russia in 2008 it has no trade with its giant neighbour anyway. Moldova came under extreme pressure when Moscow stopped importing Moldovan wines, the country’s most valuable export, but the Moldovans just sucked it up and initialled the EU deal anyway. The big issue, however, was always Ukraine. Russia has been turning the screws on Ukraine hard because, with 45-million people and a serious industrial base, it is the most important of the ex-Soviet states. Ukraine’s trade in 2012 was almost equally split between Russia and the EU but, over the past year, Russian-Ukrainian trade has fallen by a quarter. “That’s a huge blow to our economy and we can’t ignore it,” Ukraine’s energy minister, Eduard Stavitsky, told the BBC. Stavitsky had asked repeatedly about getting compensation from the EU for the trade with Russia that Ukraine was losing as a punishment for its dalliance with “the West” — but “all we got were declarations that Ukraine would profit from a deal with the EU in the medium to long

term.” Unfortunately, politicians have to live in the short term and Yanukovych’s problem (and Ukraine’s) is the country is divided down the middle. His supporters are mostly Russian-speakers who live in the heavily industrialized eastern half of the country — and those are the people who will really suffer if Russia cuts off its trade with Ukraine. Yanukovych would not have spent three and a half years negotiating a deal with the EU if he had no intention of ever going through with it. Why bother? He was trying to cut a deal that would satisfy the aspirations of pro-EU voters, especially in the nationalist, Ukrainianspeaking west of the country, without destroying the livelihood of his own supporters in the east. Either the EU didn’t understand his dilemma or it didn’t care. It demanded he choose between east and west and made no offer to compensate Ukraine for its big short-term losses if it signed a deal with the EU. So, Yanukovych has put the whole thing on indefinite hold, but that doesn’t mean he’ll throw in his lot with the “Eurasian Union” instead. If he can ride out the demos that are rocking Kiev, then, in the longer term, he will probably make a cautious return to talks with the EU. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. gwynnedyer.com

OBITUARIES AND IN MEMORIAM

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 BORN LOSER

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Safe for Season returns Volunteers and local RCMP are canvassing parking areas again this year for the annual Safe for the Season campaign. Tip cards will be left on vehicles with information on vehicle crime-prevention practices and voluneers will talk with shoppers about the importance of securing their purchases and any valuables out of sight. “Ultimately, the best practice is to take your parcels out of your vehicle at the earliest opportunity,”said co-ordinator Sandro Piroddi. “Thieves are shopping too, so don’t make your vehicle a target.”

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The Choirs of Kamloops present a delightful selection of Christmas carols with good old-fashioned singa-longs between sets. Come celebrate this magical season. New this year, seating is reserved and we recommend booking tickets in advance, through Kamloops Box Office Live by phone at 250-374-5483, in-person at 1025 Lorne Street or online www.kamloopslive.ca (Access code: Christmas). Please bring a donation for the Kamloops Foodbank. For more information please call 250-828-3611.

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ITH THE first half of the Canada West season in the books, the TRU WolfPack have three teams sitting pretty in playoff position. The most successful of TRU’s four Canadian Interuniversity Sports squads has been the men’s volleyball team, which swept the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary on the weekend, winning twice to move its record to 8-4. “We have a great feeling out there on the court,” WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly said. “The guys just want to keep on playing. We have won some close matches of late and I think the confidence we have picked up over the last few weeks will help us in the stretch

Back on track

Ryan Kennedy of the TRU WolfPack bides her time and looks to offload in a game against the Mount Royal Cougars at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday, Nov. 30. TRU beat Mount Royal for the second time in two nights and improved its record to 6-4. Allen Douglas/KTW

run. As much as we would like to play some more matches, we have worked very hard in the off-season and in the pre-season and we are very tired.”

The Pack, which sits tied for third in the conference, plays next at the TRU Gym on Jan. 10, when the Brandon Bobcats are in town. The top seven teams in the 12-team conference qualify for the post season. Head coach Keith Lundgren and the WolfPack women’s volleyball team have yet to find the win column this season. TRU’s record dropped to 0-12 with a pair of losses to the Cougars in Calgary on the weekend. “This was the best we have played in back-to-back matches Scott Clark, the moustachetoting head coach of the TRU men’s basketball team, talks strategy at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday, Nov. 30. Allen Douglas/KTW

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this season,” Lundgren said of the defeats in Cowtown. “We had two great sets this weekend and we will keep improving.” The WolfPack’s volleyball women are also hosting Brandon on Jan. 10. Both of TRU’s basketball programs are enjoying successful campaigns with matching 6-4 records heading into the Christmas break. The Pack’s men and women performed well at the Tournament Capital Centre on the weekend, sweeping visiting Mount Royal with two wins apiece. “I am really proud of the guys,” said Scott Clark, head coach of the men’s basketball team. “They paid the price this weekend and

I am very happy for them. Going into the break in second place is well deserved for them.” TRU’s basketball men are second in the Canada West’s Pacific Division. The top four teams in that division make the playoffs. Head coach Scott Reeves and the WolfPack women are sitting in the fourth and

final post-season spot in the women’s Pacific Division after weekend victories over the Cougars. “It is nice to get two wins,” Reeves said. “Any time you can sweep a team and do it at home, it is important.” Both the men and women return to the hardcourt on Jan. 9,

After a poor start to the season, the TRU WolfPack hockey team is in fine form heading into the Christmas break. The WolfPack have won seven of their last eight games, moving their B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League record to 9-5, good enough for second place. Head coach Don Schulz and the Pack return to action on Jan. 11, when they travel to Burnaby to play the Simon Fraser University Clan.

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KTW photographer Allen Douglas was busy on the weekend. He took photos at the WolfPack men’s and women’s basketball games at the TCC and the Pack’s hockey game at Memorial Arena. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to see a slideshow.

Brandon Watson of the TRU WolfPack (left) goes hard to the net at Memorial Arena on Friday Nov. 29. Goaltender Nick Babich of the Victoria Vikes turned the puck aside, but the WolfPack skated away with a 4-2 win. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Matt Needham’s first season as the captain of the Kamloops Blazers has been a trial by fire. The WHL club is in danger of setting some dubious records and it is smack-dab in the middle of a 10-game losing streak. “The last two years, we’ve been pretty strong and it’s been easy to learn from guys who’ve had success, but it’s been different dealing with the adversity,” said the 18-yearold centreman from Penticton. “It’s been nice because I’ve had a lot of help from guys like my dad [Mike Needham, the Blazers’ skills coach] and the coaching staff, Ferns [associate coach Mark Ferner] and Hunch [head coach Dave Hunchak], but it’s a been a challenge.” Needham scored a power-play goal in the third period of a game against the hometown Kelowna Rockets on Saturday, Nov. 30. The captain’s fifth of the campaign forced overtime, but the

Blazers were unable to pull out a victory in the extra frame and Kelowna won in a shootout. Kamloops has eight games before the Christmas break, with two of them slated for this weekend at Interior Savings Centre — its last home dates until Dec. 29. The Kootenay Ice are in town on Friday, Dec. 6, and the Everett Silvertips visit the Tournament Capital on Saturday, Dec. 7. Game time both nights is 7 p.m. “We want to break it [the losing streak] real bad,” Needham said. “Obviously, 10 games is unacceptable, so we’ll be looking to do it this weekend.” Kamloops is last in the Western Conference with 16 points from a 6-18-2-2 record.

The Prince George Cougars are 10 points clear of the Blazers in ninth place and four points back of the eighth-place Vancouver Giants. Needham might have expected to experience growing pains this season, but he likely wasn’t prepared for what the first half of the campaign has provided. No. 14 has been growing into his leadership role, learning that perhaps sometimes less is more. “Earlier in the season, I was putting a little bit too much pressure on myself, thinking that I had to be the one to say things and to get the guys going, whereas now it’s just go out there, do what you do best and lead the way by example, more than trying to fire everyone up,” said Needham, who’s fourth in team scoring with 24 points. After this weekend’s matchups, the Blazers will embark on a six-game Eastern Conference road swing, with stops in Brandon, Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Swift Current.

South Kam wins provincial bronze The South Kamloops Titans won bronze at the B.C. High School girls’ AAAA provincial volleyball championship in Penticton on the weekend. South Kam entered the tournament ranked fourth in the province and handled No. 12-ranked Handsworth of North Vancouver in the bronze-medal tilt, winning in straight sets. The Titans suffered a heartbreaking five-set defeat in the semifinal round, losing to South Delta, which went on to beat Earl Marriott of South Surrey in the championship final. Outside hitter Mieke DuMont and setter Kathleen Leonard were named to the first allstar team, while right side Janna Wale earned an honourable mention all-star award.

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“It’s awesome playing at home, but our record hasn’t been great, so hopefully a little change will help spark us,” Needham said. Kamloops Blazers’ captain Matt Needham rang this penalty-shot attempt off the iron in his club’s seasonopening 5-2 loss to the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 20. The Penticton product has learned the hard way about leadership during tough times. KTW file photo

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SPORTS GOING FOR TWO The Brown rink of Kamloops will defend its junior women’s provincial-championship title at the Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships, which run from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31 at the Chilliwack Curling Club. Skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Sydney Fraser, each of whom are 18, will be competing against seven other teams from across the province. The junior men’s and junior women’s finals on Dec. 31 will be broadcast on Sportsnet. Brown won gold at the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray, Alta. The girls are pictured celebrating that victory. The Brown rink won three consecutive provincial juvenile titles, from 2010 to 2012, before moving to the junior division last season. LuLu Photography

Serenade at Storm game There will be entertainment provided by Benjamin Bermiller at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday, Dec. 7, when the Kamloops Storm host the Columbia Valley Rockies. Storm owner Barry Dewar said he will be inviting local musicians to play during home games on a regular basis. He is offering a 10

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A treasure Hove of creativity By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Artist Maureen Hove is excited about her upcoming show, which runs to Dec. 21 at the Kamloops Courthouse Main

Gallery, at Seymour Street and First Avenue. Dave Eagles/KTW

Forget picking just one. Maureen Hove has a whole spectrum of favourite colours. There’s the first green of spring, delicate and fresh and gone in four days. There’s the gold of leaves in fall or the pink and orange cast the hills take in the autumn light. From her studio overlooking Kamloops and the Thompson Rivers, Hove has a prime spot to record Kamloops’ shifting hues. Her impressions, captured in watercolours and ink, are now on display at the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery, at Seymour Street and First Avenue. Hove, a former principal at Westsyde secondary and lifelong artist, got her start drawing faces as life drawing is her other artistic passion. But, she has been sketching the landscapes around her for almost as long and rarely leaves home without a sketchbook filled with line drawings that may one day become the basis for one of her paintings. Kamloops, her home for more than three decades, is a common theme and the centre of her Courthouse show, though Sun Peaks and other nearby locales also make an appearance. “I just love the view,” she said. “The river and the mountains, the receding hills, the colour of the valley.” It’s a scene that shows up in many

of her works. However, while the elements are sometimes similar, Hove’s use of colour — from warm, pink-tinged skies to vibrant, ice-blue river water — can create dazzling variety. “My creativity is in trying to convey the colours and the lines,” Hove said. “I don’t invent anything, I just interpret what I see.” By sticking to watercolour, Hove said she is able to bring life to her landscapes that would be lacking in other media. “Watercolour is meant to be fresh and new,” she said. And unlike acrylics, which Hove has never touched, there’s no painting over mistakes. When she brings ink into the mix, sometimes to create the lines of a landscape atop her colours or to add new depth to a watercolour scene, she adds another element of risk to the work. “You have to be bold,” she said. Since retiring from Westsyde secondary, Hove has had the opportunity to expand the landscapes she observes, as well as her colour palette. When she started painting, Hove mainly worked when school was out of session. “They were all summers in those days,” she said. “Now I can look at a winter scene and get excited for the blues and greys and the purples.” Kamloops Impressions in Paint and Ink runs to Dec. 21 in the Courthouse Main Gallery.

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WCT breathes life into French Revolution Sold-out opening-night audience likely still singing in their heads By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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IRST, YES, I WAS ON MY FEET APPLAUDING WESTERN CANADA THEATRE’S PRESENTATION OF LES MISÉRABLES. It was a bold, daring programming decision by artistic director Daryl Cloran to mount the play and I hope its run is successful with full houses because to simply take this on deserves to be supported. If you have never seen it before, I’m sure the totality of witnessing the story of faith and redemption, set during the French Revolution — particularly with this set, created by Cory Sincennes — will

leave you amazed. You’ll be singing the songs in your head for days after, such is the power of the what Alain Boubil (lyrics) and Claude-Michel Schonberg (composer) created in 1980. This is a scaleddown version in casting and crew only, with half the number of actors the script calls for. This is necessary given the limitations — both in theatre size and budget — WCT lives with and it makes the work of the ensemble all the more amazing, given they make it sound like there are more voices on stage. That is particularly true at the end, when Valjean (David Keeley) has died and the ghosts of those who also will die on

stage during the threehour play join him in a reprise of Do You Hear the People Sing. The set alone made the opening scene seem larger than it was, with its towering walls and massive ropes being pulled by what was in essence a handful of actors recreating the multitude who toiled alongside Valjean in the prison. There are some standout moments that include the death of Fantine (Callie Stadnyk), the disconsolate Marius (Adam Charles) after the barricades have fallen, with brave little Gavroche (Sebastian Tow) and virtually every scene with the Thenardiers (David Adams and Barbara Barsky). I wish the death

scene with Eponine (Amy Wallis) had been as compelling as was that of Fantine. It’s the spark that fuels the young rebels and should have been a bittersweet moment but was lost with too much body movement and voice for someone shot in the gut and breathing her last. At its heart, Les Misérables is the story of Valjean and his redemption and it was in the scenes that most addressed this (with Fantine, Cosette and Marius) that Keeley was strong but at other times, he seemed to be trying too hard. Perhaps it was simply a factor of opening night but it seemed when his voice sounded strained, his acting seemed to be ramped up too much. The true heroes of

WCT’s production are Cloran, as director, and the technical and musical crews. Gerald King’s lighting design was perfect, the fights were wonderfully choreographed by Nicholas Harrison and the dances created by Tracey Power were great. WCT brought back Marek Norman to direct the musicians, which included him, Kris Ruston, Andrew St. Hilaire and Nick Apivor. Their work, along with sound engineer Greg Klohn, is likely the reason I was on my feel applauding. And Cloran created a production that transcends these small glitches and kept the play moving to the point that it was surprising the three hours

had passed. Les Misérables continues at Sagebrush Theatre until Dec. 11. There are no

Sunday performances. Tickets are at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

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We are honoured to be hosting the Shiamak Dance Group Vancouver in Kamloops. If Shiamak Davar is the painter of his creative masterpieces, his dance Company are the brushes and colors that make tthe picture complete. Personally trained by their guru, the SShiamak Davar Dance Company (SDDC) is the most trusted performing troupe in the country. Impeccable with their technique, knowledge and performances, the SDDC is recognized ffor their discipline and commitment to their passion. TThe Shiamak Davar Dance Company represents fitness, sstrength, flexibility and focus that is inherent in each member. The SDDC was part of the TOIFA awards 2013 in VVancouver attended by 40,000 people. Having travelled globally with Shiamak, the SDDC represent Indian culture and ethics taking its varied colors and energy tto international audiences. Wowing world leaders including Bill Clinton, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark and international stars Tom Cruise, Richard Gere, Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Bryan Adams, Stevie W Wonder and the legendary American choreographer Debbie AAllen, the Shiamak Davar Dance Company has made the wworld its stage.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2013 This will be the 5th year that our facility has hosted a New Year’s Eve Gala Event. Each year, the event sells out and partygoers leave thrilled at the experience and calibre of event we provide. This year, we are pleased to host the annual New Year’s Eve Gala event on Tuesday, December 31st. Tickets are $89.99 and include a special performance by world-renowned Bollywood act featuring Shiamak Dance Troup Vancouver in the Theatre, plus Kamloops’ own BlackDog Blue in the Ballroom, a deluxe dinner buffet, party favours, and champagne to ring in the New Year.

TThe Guru of modern and contemporary dance, Shiamak Davvar’s training reflects in his dance company and his insistence on individuality brings out the best in each performer. The SShiamak Davar Dance Company creates on stage a visual that ttransports the audiences into another world, with each dancer playing the role of a peaceful warrior.

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Playing intimate venues helps keep Prism honest By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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T’S BEEN 35 years since Al Harlow joined Prism — and the music is still a blast for him to perform. “For me, it’s like putting on a favourite pair of jeans and sneakers, a familiar fit,” he said of the discography he can choose from when the band takes the stage at On The Rocks on Saturday, Dec. 7. “Because the songs are ours, written with sincere meaning to our lives at points along the way, Prism is like a continuum. It’s still taking place. It’s not an act.” There have been adjustments, however, most of them a reflection of the reality in which the music industry exists. The band’s “15 minutes,” as Harlow put it, took place in arenas and coliseums before tens of thousands of fans. Now, Prism is on the outdoor festival circuit in the summer, making its way through Canada and the U.S. “Our in-joke by September is to ask ourselves when was the last time we played indoors,” Harlow said. He likes to do small club gigs like the one in Kamloops because of the intimacy with an audience just a few feet away. “You can’t get away with big rock-star gestures,” he said. “The stage is too small. So, you use smaller brush strokes. The audience can see and hear every note. You have to play well. It’s like playing for your friends in some-

one’s basement. “I like it. It helps you stay honest.” Prism has a strong, almost rabid, fan base, Harlow said, one that has crossed generations. He credits Facebook for some of that, describing it as a community that creates fan clubs and allows young people to learn about music that

you’re a good band to put it across.” He sees the same dynamic in much of today’s music, pointing to performers like the Black Keys, British alt-rock band Elbow, Canadian indie rocker Amanda Zelina and Swedish blues-rock singer Daniel Norgren as examples of singers who are, first and

of the band these days, Harlow said. “We all fly out of different airports and, as leader, it’s part of my job to ensure we end up on the same plane. So, we don’t see each other until we board at connecting flights. We literally meet each other in the sky. “Thank heaven for WestJet.”

PRISM ONLINE WHERE: On The Rocks Pub, 1265 Rogers Way WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7 Tickets: $50 plus taxes (includes dinner) Buy them at: kammerceprism.eventbrite.ca

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Prism was formed in the 1970s and has contined to play in various incarnations.

had its heyday before many of them were born. “They don’t know or care that a band has been around longer than they’ve been alive,” Harlow said. “They just like the music.” And that’s what it comes down to, in the end, for Harlow — the music. He and his bandmates grew up with the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. But, in doing so, they also developed a love for the purity of songwriting, the creations of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ray Davies and Bob Dylan, among others. “Songwriting was king,” Harlow said. “Then you make sure

foremost, songwriters with the talent to create a total package. Harlow said one of the reasons classic rock still appeals is because of the edge it has. “It’s not perfect. It speeds up a bit in the excitable parts, the singer’s pitch isn’t auto-tuned, so a note might be off here and there. “But, it’s human and those imperfections not only convey emotion, but a sustained, honest performance is like watching an athlete do a high jump. Will they make it? There’s a bit of suspense.” Prism is still making music, preparing to release the single Meet Me in the Sky, a song that speaks to the reality

Harlow said the current Prism lineup “kicks my pants but good.” It includes Gary Grace on drums, Ted Goddard on bass and Marc Gladstone on keyboards, all combining with Harlow to create “that elusive, ethereal element that identifies it as Prism. “The guys all sing too,” Harlow said. “They push me to better myself. “This is still my fulltime job. I actually get to do this rock-music thing for a living. I’m just thankful and blessed.” Tickets are $50 plus taxes for dinner and the show. The event starts at 6 p.m. with dinner. For tickets, go online to kammerceprism.eventbrite.ca.

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Blackout Artists: Creating with Jesse in their hearts By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

There were plenty of BOA T-shirts to be seen in the audience when the group prepared to take the stage earlier this year. Emotions were running high and all the Blackout Artists could do was “make the best of it,” said Danielle Seymour, a friend of the band. Shawna Seymour said it was good to see familiar fans in the front row and it helped her get ready for the show to start. Elijah Jules said he wasn’t sure if he belonged on stage anymore or if he should go home and forget about the music. But, there, in the audience, were the moms — Dee, Shirley and, most importantly, Sandra — smiling and nodding and sending

the message that the show had to go on. The Blackout Artists then performed for the first time without Jesse Seymour. Jesse had been the band’s core, the big brother, the one who wasn’t afraid to give out some tough love, but who was just as likely to tell them how much he loved them and how talented they were. When he was stabbed to death during a fight in July 2012, “I felt like a marionette with no puppet master,” Elijah said of the loss. Jesse was the first one that was like, ‘Bro, you’ve got some talent’.” Shawna was left with a void she still has been unable to fill because it was Jesse who would be walking home with her from the bus stop, both of them freestyling their lyrics. “And I wouldn’t have rapped if Jesse

The Blackout Artists will play Sports Central Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 20.

but Jesse said to me, ‘Bro, sometimes it’s not about the money’.” The two and Ryan Raweater, known as Yogi to band fans, talked about the future of BOA after Jesse’s death and decided the group had to continue to represent and honour him in their own way. The band has been

didn’t push me so hard,” she said. Elijah, who had been involved in promoting before Jesse brought him into the group, said there were some bookings the band got that Jesse wasn’t interested in doing. “I had been a promoter and I was thinking about the money,

busy with gigs, most at the Sports Central Lounge in Sahali, but also at an all-aboriginal hip-hop festival in Vancouver in the summer, where BOA was the only band selected from the many in the Interior. An EP, Black Doubt, has been released and the group is working on

new songs for a followup, although Shawna said it’s a lonely place, trying to write lyrics. “But, then, all of a sudden, it keeps coming and coming and coming.” “We don’t put out that much stuff,” Elijah said. “We want to put out the real goods.” Elijah acknowledged

the “music is dark, but we’re based on love. We’re proud of who we’re from.” Shawna said that’s why the cover of Black Doubt features a site on the Tk’emlups Indian Band land. “We’re proud of where we come from.” They’ve added to the group although, depending on where the show is, membership is fluid. At some point during every show, someone mentions Jesse to the audience and, after shows, the band often has fans come up to tell them Jesse stories. “We’ve found comfort in that,” Elijah said. The next big show for BOA is on Friday, Dec. 20, at Sports Central Lounge, 1430 Summit Dr. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door or $12 at the door with a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank.

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Winter Masquerade Ball at Grotto The December burlesque show at the Blue Grotto will be a Winter Masquerade Ball. The lineup for the Thursday, Dec. 12, show includes local acts Miss Coco Creme, Gilda Lily, Melvyn Felske, Lizzie Borden, Kyleena Moon, Black Moon, Miss Annaphylactic Shock, Babe Ruth, Crimson Clover, Coco’s Crème Puffs and music by The Sexy Men. The Kamloops burlesque calendar will also be on sale for $15. The show is a 19-plus event with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the entertainment starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or, for $10 in cash, they can be purchased at Instinct

A&E Adornments next door at 319 Victoria St., which provides early entrance and special floor seating.

Kammerce coming with concerts Local promoter Kammerce Productions has announced a series of shows it will be bringing to Kamloops from now to February. The lineup includes: • Dec. 4: Shane Volk of One Bad Son is

doing an acoustic show with guest Andrew Christopher at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 Eighth St., 8 p.m., $10 at the door; • Dec. 11: Wildhorse and Rolla Olak at The Dirty Jersey, $10 at the door; Dec. 13: Comedy show with David Andrew Brent, Ed Hill and guests at The Dirty Jersey, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows, $12; • Dec 27: Kris LaBelle with MC Ryan Williams and guests at On The Rocks, 1265 Rogers Way, 8 p.m., $15 at the door; Feb. 9: Brent Butt at Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St., 7:30 p.m., tickets at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive. ca.

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Choral Rhapsody is coming — and music is free The 16th annual Choral Rhapsody of Christmas will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre. While the City of Kamloops-sponsored community event is free, attendees are urged to bring food and cash donations for the Kamloops Food Bank. New this year, seating is reserved and booking tickets in advance is recommended.

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This yuletide season, defeat Christmas blues

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OU MAY be surprised at how many people experience the Christmas blues — a period of low mood around the holiday season — either in a mild form or as a depression-like period. It can manifest itself as irritability, low energy and in other ways that mimic full-blown depression. So, where do they come from and, most importantly, what can we do about them? Holiday depression can have a number of origins and it does not require a lot of imagination to figure them out. Our pressures (including financial ones) appear to be more intense, relationships — or lack thereof — are magnified and there is a marked difference between what we want and what we can afford to have or do. But, there is much more to it than this. There are physiological reasons for the blues at this time as well. For example, there is less daylight and dark hours are maximized right at Christmas. Weather grows colder as the season progresses and roads and walkways can make travel more treacherous and timeconsuming. Our schedules get busier for a number of reasons: We have more personal errands and tasks to take care of as the holidays approach and the workplace has additional mine fields to navigate — like preChristmas orders, deadlines and, for some, the dreaded office Christmas party, where it is guaranteed someone will have too much to drink and potentially affect their working relationships with many. During the holidays, we tend to eat more, eat fewer healthy things and have less time for exercise and meditation. Our routines get disrupted and we are compelled to spend time with people we would not ordinarily choose to spend long hours associating with for one reason or another.

Oh, we are not finished yet, either. Alcohol consumption goes up, children have concerts and parades and shopping trips, home cleaning and decorating needs to be done and we have to shop for and prepare copious quantities of food. Some people get the Christmas blues because it can be a painful marker of a family death or loss. For some, there is an anticipated (or actual) let-down when the season is over and there is still a lot of winter left. The answers to defeat the seasonal lows seem obvious: Watch what you eat, spend within limits, get plenty of rest, make time to exercise, drink in moderation and so forth. All of this is great and necessary, but easier said than done, especially for busy mothers because the season’s success seems to depend on how special they make the event. We think it is better to develop a way to prevent and cope with Christmas blues with strategies rather than techniques. For example, decide in advance what you will not be participating in or not doing. Delegate household tasks to make the load lighter and remember to take responsibility for your mood. No one can “make” you feel down or tired; this is something we all individually choose and something we can all handle differently if we really want to do so. Although there are consequences for choices (such as missing out on the big family dinner because you can’t handle how some people behave or treat you), you have a choice to feel guilty about it or not. A great way to take responsibility for your mood is to change your routines and announce it

far in advance. “We’re travelling for Christmas this year, so

we won’t be there.” Plan to volunteer some time during the holidays. Believe it or not, many seniors in care homes spend the season without family contact. If your low mood is related to the anniver-

to feel like a victim. Enjoy the holidays and be sure to tell us how you cope with the Christmas blues by email at Kamloops@ cmha.bc.ca or on Twitter @CMHAKamloops. We love to hear from you.

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Pathfinder jumps into hybrid-SUV game By Jim Robinson METROLAND MEDIA wheelstalk.com

ISSAN HAS JOINED THE HYBRID crossover segment with the 2014 Pathfinder. The Pathfinder Hybrid starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $39,248 for the SV 4WD Hybrid model. That compares to the starting price of $35,248 for a comparably equipped SV 4WD 3.5-litre V6 model. Shipping fee is $1,560. The topline model is the Pathfinder Platinum 4WD Hybrid with Premium Package starting at $49,198. The Pathfinder debuted last year and was a major change from the truck-based vehicles that had gone before. In truth, Nissan had to take a giant step forward as the former model was too thirsty, too heavy and too expensive compared to competitors such as Highlander, Explorer and MDX to name a few. Except for the name and the very prominent badge on the grille, the 2014 Pathfinder shares nothing with what has gone before. Pathfinder may look bigger than the previous model but it is actually 25 mm shorter. The difference is primarily due to the muchreduced overhangs and the wheels being placed further outboard. It is also a bit wider and a tad taller. Power for the hybrid is a supercharged version of its 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine. This engine is unique to the Nissan/Infiniti lineup in North America, but I expect it will be showing up in a number of Nissan/Infiniti hybrids in the near future. It is paired with a compact lithium-ion battery and 15 kW electric motor for a combined 250 hp and 243 lb/ft of torque. Transport Canada fuel rating for the new hybrid is 7.8 L/100 km city, 7.1 L/100 km highway, 7.4L/100 km combined. With its 73-litre gas tank, Nissan claims 1,000 km between fillups is possible. Although it is supercharged, the hybrid runs on regular fuel. The hybrid is based on the Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System comprised of the electric motor and two clutches in tandem. The resulting power is very close to the 260 hp and 240 lb/ft of torque of the 3.5-litre V6 Pathfinder but the hybrid is 22 per cent better on gas. One of the reasons for the lower fuel consumption is the hybrid’s use of the next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). CVTs by their nature rob less energy than a torque converter automatic thus saving gas. Both hybrid models offer selectable 2WD/ AUTO/4WD lock modes with the Nissan AllMode 4X4-i system. With it, towing is 1,589 kg (3,500 lb). The towing package is optional on the base SV model but standard on the Platinum. The Pathfinder hybrid is a full seven-passenger, three-row mid-size crossover that shares a platform with Altima and Murano. The second row is exceptionally roomy, but back in the third row, the smaller in stature you are, the more comfortable the ride. Cargo volume behind the rear seat is 16 cu ft and 79.8

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Nissan’s next generation Pathfinder is now offered in two hybrid models starting at $39,798 for the SV model and $49,198 for the Platinum version with just about every option that could be built in.

cu ft with the second row 60/40 and third row 50/50 seats folded flat. One thing that has hurt Nissan in the past is down market interiors. That changed with introduction of the Pathfinder last year. Gone was the black plastic replaced by soft-touch materials and comfortable seats, the latter a big one for me. You can see this change in other products such as the new 2014 Rogue which may have the best Nissan interior yet. The only major interior difference in the cabin is a choice of two monitors to see the power flow. The first is the screen between the speedo and tach and the other is on the larger monitor on the centre stack that serves to provide a myriad of infotainment functions. While the Hybrid comes with a backup camera, the Platinum has a 360-degree all-direction set of cameras. Ride is virtually identical to the 3.5-litre Pathfinder I drove last year at the debut of the model. The supercharged engine revs very freely so it is essential to keep one eye on the power flow monitor. Once you find the sweet spot where just the right amount of foot modulation makes for more battery reliance, then you can take advantage the hybrid’s prowess to provide extra power when needed for passing or let the battery provide propulsion on flat surfaces at a steady speed. It isn’t quick but it isn’t slow. Put your foot down and the torque is evident with all four wheels having grip. I drove the hybrid along the lovely Natchez Trace that is a 444-mile long scenic highway that roughly “traces” a ridgeline from Nashville, Tenn., to Natchez, Miss. This two-lane winding blacktop was lined on either side by trees in fall colours and the grass berm about 30 yards wide on either side of the road trimmed like a golf club fairway. X See PATHFINDER B11

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Pathfinder keeps solid reputation as a hybrid X From B10

The Pathfinder Hybrid was very much in its element, cruising along at 50 m.p.h. with the battery adding much to forward progress. At those speeds, it was exceptionally quiet on the inside with virtually no tire noise even though the Platinum trim rides on wide 20-inch wheels and tires. Although Altima is offered as a hybrid, it is interesting that Nissan chose the Pathfinder as its newest hybrid model and at the top of the model’s trim levels to boot. You might think the new Rogue would have been the brand’s next hybrid, and it still may. But, Pathfinder is one of those names with a lot of equity and resonates with a number of buyers of all ages.

Nissan has gone through a renaissance with its interior that started when the Pathfinder was introduced last year. It features extensive use of soft touch materials and simplified controls.

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Turbo R-spec joins Hyundai’s Veloster lineup Adding to the focused driving experience for all 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models is Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, improves dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheelspeed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheel spin, for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, TVC provides Veloster Turbo R-Spec drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving. Inside the cabin, 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models receive Active Sound Design (later availability), which provides richer in-cabin powertrain resonance for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving.

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Welcome to KTW’s Eye On Community page, where we showcase, through the camera lens, positive events in Kamloops. If you have a photo of a charity donation, a grand-opening picture or other uplifting images, email them to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com, with “eye on community” in the subject line.

BAZAAR BEAUTIFUL: Six-year-old Sarah Leggett donned Tanzanian clothing and grabbed some artwork to have her photo taken. The photo was then placed in her self-made frame. Sarah was taking part in St. Ann’s Academy recent Bazaar at the downtown school. Allen Douglas/KTW SHOT IN FINANCIAL ARM: Forty-two people attended the Kamloops Trap & Skeet Club’s fifth annual Charity Shoot, with $2,630 raised for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice. Wende Marlowe (left) and Sherree Bryan receive the donation from Jeff Hall of the Kamloops Trap & Skeet Club. BERWICK BOXERS: While gearing up for the Christmas season, residents and staff at Berwick on the Park spent a day assembling 28 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Left to right: Joan Goode, Betty Abbott, Betty Hirowatari, Cathie Heisler, Margaret Whiffin and Shirley Carney.

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

FOODSAFE COURSE by Certified Instructor November 26th December 7th 8:30am-4:00pm $70 Pre-register by phoning 250-554-9762

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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kamloops terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training.

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Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

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Employment Business Opportunities ~ 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. GET FREE Vending Machines can earn $100,000.00 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1-866668-6629, www.tcvend.com. HOME BASED Embroidery Business for less than $10,000. Get started in the promotional products industry. Work from home on your schedule. Call Nicolle at 1866-890-9488.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking O/O’s for Northwest US/CDN Lane Monarch Transport (1975) Ltd. requires Owner Operators to run our Northwest USA/CDN Operation. (ID, WA, OR, BC, AB, SK) For more information please call Dana Gawne or Jim Pepper at 1-800-665-1232

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Help Wanted Apartment manager required, 78 units, looking for excellent small repair, time management, and people skills. Individual / couple committed to honesty, fairness, and integrity. Offering attractive compensation package. Reply to box # 1434 at Kamloops This Week 1365 B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops BC V2C5P6

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Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.

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Competition No. 03-64/13 Closing: Dec 12, 2013 Please refer to the City careers page at www.kamloops.ca/jobs

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Psychics

is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at

Wanted Immediately experienced MOA’s for busy Physiotherapy, Massage and Chiropractic Clinic. Must have experience in billing, patient booking, computer skills, typing, customer service and be a self starter. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work exible hours. Clinic focus is on quality patient care and positive work environment. Strong organizational and people skills an asset. Please fax resumes to : 250314-5260

Manufacturing & Repair Shop in Kamloops is looking for a full time Welder/Fabricator to start immediately. Seeking a motivated individual for a position to weld, fabricate, and build structural and miscellaneous steel according to specs and quality standards. The successful candidate will have experience in lay out as per blueprints, welding and cutting, and assemble of parts. Need to have precision and control to prevent damage and assure a quality product. Heavy Duty Mechanical experience is an asset but willing to train. If you think you have the skills required and an attitude to get the job done please send your resume to Mark Baker at markb @ hytracker.com or fax to 250372-2976. Please NO phone calls.

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LOGAN LAKE Kamloops This Week is looking for door-to-door carriers in your area. 2 days per week Tuesday & Thursday. Please call 250-374-0462 for more info.

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive beneďŹ t package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Opportunity Tower Barbershop wants to give experienced barbers and hairdressers the opportunity to earn above average income. No clientele required for this very busy shop in Northhills Mall. Start earning immediately f/t or p/t call Alta 376-9223 or Barry 579-8166 for more info and interview.

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. Will provide nice accomodation on sm ranch in exchange for light duty work 30 min from Kamloops 250-319-0233

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Trades, Technical Class 4 Engineer is required for Colonial Farms. Competitive Wages with Full BeneďŹ ts. Drop Resume between 8am & 2pm. 3830 Okanagan Street, Armstrong. (250)546-3008 JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with beneďŹ ts. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: www.hannachrylser.ca Fax 403-854-2845; or email us: chrysler@telusplanet.net SHEETMETAL AND CRANE OPERATORS WANTED WKM is currently looking for journeymen and/or registered apprentices We offer competitive wage packages and LOA Please send resumes to Box 225, Trail BC V1R4L5 or email davidfontaine@shawcable.com or phone 250-364-1541 for more information

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SPECIAL EVENTS/PROGRAM SUPPORT COORDINATOR KAMLOOPS Contract – to the end of June 2014 (renewed yearly) (Varies depending on time of year: 15 to 20 hours per week) The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada requires a part-time, Special Events/Program Support Coordinator to work in the Kamloops ofďŹ ce. The role of the Special Events/Program Support Coordinator will also be responsible for Special Events fundraising goal and to support the Area OfďŹ ce Team in the effective delivery of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada community-based fundraising. Reporting to the Kamloops Area Manager, you will be responsible for: t 1SPNPUFBOETVQQPSU)FBSU.POUI4QFDJBM&WFOUTBOE 3rd party initiatives; being responsible for the special events fundraising goal. t 0OHPJOHBENJOJTUSBUJWFTVQQPSUUPBMM'PVOEBUJPO programs to ensure continuity within the Area. t .BJOUBJOJOHQSPHSBNEBUBCBTFTBOEQSPHSBNmMFT related to programs (with the support of program coordinators) t 5PTVQQPSUQSPHSBNDPPSEJOBUPSTJOSFDSVJUJOHOFX participants within the foundations core programs t 0DDBTJPOBMMZDPWFSPGmDFSFDFQUJPOBOEDVTUPNFS service t $PNNVOJDBUJOHSFHVMBSMZXJUIBOELFFQJOHUIF"SFB .BOBHFSVQEBUFEPOBMMSFMFWBOUJOGPSNBUJPO JTTVFT  and/or concerns, and participating as part of the Area OfďŹ ce team. Skills and QualiďŹ cations include: t 4VQFSJPSLOPXMFEHFBOEQSPmDJFODZXJUI.40GmDF Computer programs (Outlook/Word/Excel) t *NQFDDBCMFPSHBOJ[BUJPOBMTLJMMTBOEBUUFOUJPOUP detail t 4USPOHPSBMBOEXSJUUFODPNNVOJDBUJPO JOUFSQFSTPOBM and presentation skills t "CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZXJUIMJNJUFETVQFSWJTJPO  and as an integral member of a team t "CJMJUZUPSFDSVJUBOEQSPNPUFDPSFGVOESBJTJOHQSPgrams t 5FBN1MBZFSXJUIBQPTJUJWFi$BO%PwBUUJUVEF t 7BMJE%SJWFST-JDFOTFBOEBDDFTTUPBWFIJDMF t &YQFSJFODFJOOPUGPSQSPmUTFDUPSDPOTJEFSFEB bonus Please email resume and cover letter by Friday November 29, 2013 to: 5FSFTB.PPSF "SFB.BOBHFS Kamloops, BC Email: tmoore@hsf.bc.ca

CARPENTER/HANDYMAN. Renovations, additions, roofing, drywall, siding, painting. 250-374-2774.

SUNDANCE ELECTRIC “A� Licensed and Bonded Serving Kamloops Small Jobs & Silver Label on older Mobile Homes

Call Gerry 250-574-4602

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Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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Only $120/month Run your 1x1 semi display classiďŹ ed in every issue of Kamloops This Week

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TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.81/week, we will place your classiďŹ ed ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 classiďŹ eds@kamloopsthisweek.com *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Pair of down hill skis Head Master 163cm w/bindings $80 (250) 374-7450

$200 & Under Spalding golf clubs 7 iron, 3 woods, 1 putter + cart Lds golf shoes sz 8 $150 372-8147

Fitness/Exercise WE will pay you to exercise!

Only 2 issues a week!

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Legal Services

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certiďŹ cation, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

250-371-4949 Firewood/Fuel

Cleaning Services

ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, ďŹ r & pine. Stock up now. CampďŹ re wood. (250)377-3457.

Pets & Livestock

Medical Supplies

Pets

ELECTRIC Wheelchair. 3yrs old. excel cond. New $6400 asking$1500obo250-434-1722

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Relax and unwind with a full body massage for appointment (250) 682-1802

ELITE CLEANING SERVICES

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

Has a few more openings. “Need some help?�

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

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Misc. for Sale MISC4Sale: Camperette $300, Oak Table Chairs-$400, 2-Sta ndard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea & Artic Spa hot tub $3000obo Call 250-573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg.

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ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10 / ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Livestock

FOR SALE OR TRADE for residential property in Kamloops. This very bright, fully furnished, three bedroom/two bath corner unit townhouse in Big White offers your very own hot tub on the patio, carport, high end furniture/appliance pkge, stacking washer/dryer and rock-faced ďŹ replace. Short stroll to Gondola, skating rink, tube park, Day Lodge. Ideal for family or as a revenue generator throughout the ski season. Strata fees only $155.00 per month. Call Don at 250-682-3984 for more information. Asking $199,900.00 plus GST.

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SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

- Regular & Screened Sizes 1365 Dalhousie Drive • 250-371-4949

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Avail Dec 1st brand new 2bdrm 2bth apt. In Juniper all appl. w/d a/c & balcony $1175 Call Bert 250-319-0227 CARMEL PLACE 55+ Quality Living in new medical building. Studio suites with affordable rates, FOB entry, elevator, scooter stations and Telus Optik Package! Call Columbia Property Management to book your appointment: 250-851-9310

NORTH SHORE 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Clean quiet building. Rents starting at $625 + utilities.

CALL 250-682-0312 RIVIERA VILLA 1&2/BDRM Suites

1/bdrm starting at $675/mth 2/bdrm starting at $800/mth Incl/heat, hot water. N/P. Senior oriented.

250-554-7888

Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classified’s Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information

Available rural location. Horse? $500 util incl n/s Can be furn. (250) 374-2774 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 Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 250-5798193 Cell 250-572-1048 ROOM for rent in dwtwn men’s rooming house. $400 inc heat/hw. shared bath. No drinking/No drugs Call 250372-5550

Townhouses 3brm 3bth Valleyview pet neg, $1300 close to school and shopping. Avail Immediately 250-374-5586 /371-0206

TOWNHOUSES Best Value In Town

NORTH SHORE *Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

318-4321 NO PETS

Transportation COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

FOR LEASE 1,100 sq.ft. • 2 Bays 2,700 sq.ft. paved, fenced, lighted compound. 320 sq.ft. mezanine store front office, clean building. 1,600/MO + GST

Antiques / Classics 1967 Ford Falcon Futura St.6 Auto 2dr all original runs good, $6000 obo (250) 376-5722

Auto Financing

CALL 250-376-8542/ 250-319-6054

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 2bth upper duplex Lafarge $750 6appl & ac n/p, n/s mature couple pref 573-2529 4bdrm duplex NShore new reno $1300 Avail Dec 1 n/s, n/p (250) 376-2475

Rooms for Rent DALLAS furn bdrm in Mobile home. Quiet working person n/s/p $385 828-1681,573-6086 DOWNTOWN Motel Kitchenette units $750-$950 per month util included. TV and local telephone also included 250-372-7761 Furn bed rm cls to DT util incl emp or student n/s/p/drink vehicle req $450mo 377-3158

1984 Chevy Short Box. $3500 obo (250) 573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. Must See!

1996 GMC Suburban gd shape runs great $3800obo (250) 571-2107 2006 Terry 28’ 5th wheel. 1 slide slp 6 Documented low mileage, exc cond $21,000 (250) 554-2528

Boats 2007 Sea Doo Speed Boat, 4 Seater.$15,000obo Call 250573-5922 (after 6pm)or lv msg

1-800-222-TIPS

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Adult

Complete Trailer with EZ load, boat, all gear new 4hp merc motor, $10,500 (250) 374-0507

Escorts

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KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS Sexy, fun, accommodating, & discreet.

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) • $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.

Call 24/7 www.kamloopstemptress.com

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*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

Call: 250-371-4949

Attractive fun, blond provides full body massages and more. Ph 250-376-5319 9am-11pm

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice to Creditors and Others Re: The estate of EDWARD SOBCHAK, deceased, formerly of 1442 Pine Crescent, Kamloops, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of EDWARD SOBCHAK are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor care of his solicitor CALVIN PATTERSON at Suite 301, 175 Fourth Avenue, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 3N3 on or before January 3, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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“Read All About It” Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities...

Homes for Rent 2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 3 Bdrm Northshore top flr, new reno’d, $1200mo incl util n/p avail now 250-852-0638 Brock Small 2bdrm home w/d, n/s, n/p, large yard Avail Dec 1st $900+util (250) 320-9205

Trucks & Vans

1986 GMC 4x4 1/2 ton v8 auto $3000 phone between 5pm & 8:30pm ONLY 250-377-8702

Suites, Lower 2bdrm Brock n/s, n/p cls to sch shop and bus $900 util incl Avail now (250) 299-4011 2bdrm Daylight fenced yrd, garden, sm pet neg w/d hookup. n/s Ref req. $775+ util Avail now (250) 554-9692 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person pref’d $950 incl util 819-3368 2BDRM N. Shore quiet clean bright ns/np shr W/D $875/ mo cble util incl 250-376-1421 Brock close to schools 1 Bdrm ns/np avail Dec1 $750/ mo. 250-682-3199 / 376-7869 Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 299-6477 Large 1bdrm above grnd suite Brock $850 inclds util cable internet close to all amenities single occupt seniors discount avail Jan 1st 250-320-8509 N/Shore 2bdrm newly renovated $850 inclds utils avail now 250-320-0088 Riverfront 1bdrm daylight internet level entry ample prking util incl $600 579-9609

*Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms

Commercial/ Industrial

2004 Lexington motor home well equipped new tires like new only 36000 miles call $35,000 obo 250 573 2332

TUESDAY, December 3, 2013 ❖ B15

Cars - Domestic RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Motorcycles 1984 Yamaha Virago motorcycle.Excel/cond $3500obo 250573-5922(after6pm orlvmsg)

Recreational/Sale 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918

$5300 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)

Private parties only - no businesses - Some Restrictions Apply

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