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A man facing a pair of murder charges has no alternate theory as to how or why the bodies of two men, formerly his criminal associates, turned up in a shallow grave on his property. He only said he did not kill the men. Roy Fraser is facing one count each of first- and seconddegree murder in the deaths of Ken Yaretz Jr., 25, and Damien Marks, 31. The decision to have the 56-year-old take the stand on Monday, Dec. 9, came as a surprise. There had been no previous indication defence was considering calling him as a witness. Yaretz and Marks were last seen alive on April 17, 2009. Their bodies were found by police five weeks later, buried in a shallow grave on Fraser’s Knouff Lake property. Under questioning from defence lawyer Jordan Watt, Fraser said he and Yaretz had run a marijuana-grow operation on the property months before Yaretz and Marks disappeared.

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As Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod decides whether to support a bill aimed at rebalancing the power of MPs and their party leaders, she’s looking for input from what might not seem the most likely source: The riding’s cardcarrying members of the federal Liberals and NDP. The Reform Act, a private member’s bill introduced by Ontario Conservative MP Michael Chong, would give sitting MPs more power to depose a party leader and change what influence party brass have on local candidate selections. Among the proposals are some McLeod likes, such as having members of a party caucus vote THE REFORM ACT on whether or not to 2103 expel members for bad behaviour, rather than Read Michael Chong’s leaving the job to their Reform Act right now leader. by going online to: But, there are othreformact2013.ca/Theers she said she’s not Reform-Act-text.pdf. so sure about, such as a provision in which 15 Tell MP Cathy McLeod what per cent of a party’s sityou think by completing her ting MPs can trigger a survey. To get a copy, call review of their leader. 250-851-4991 or email “The most recent cathy.mcleod.c1@parl.gc.ca. example would be the Liberal government,” McLeod said. “They had over 100,000 people who had recently elected their leader and the way that this is written is 15 per cent of the current sitting Liberal MPs, which would be about five or six people, could trigger a vote by the current 32 people, who’d make the ultimate decision on replacing the leader.” Reform Act supporters have argued that because MPs can only select an interim leader, party members outside of Ottawa still get the final say over who leads the party.

Court has previously heard Yaretz was shot to death in the front entrance of Fraser’s home, while Marks was killed in or around his work van. Through its evidence, the Crown was unable to place Marks’ work van on Fraser’s property at the time of the incident. A DNA expert testified blood found in the floor joists beneath Fraser’s front entrance was that of Yaretz, while blood found inside Marks’ work van belonged to Marks. Both men were shot multiple times, including twice in the head. Marks had also been stabbed eight times. When police executed a search warrant at Fraser’s home on May 25, 2009, they found the flooring of the front-entrance area torn up and traces of blood in cracks around the door frame. Fraser said the flooring had been pulled up because of a leaky roof. Watt asked Fraser directly whether he had cleaned up any blood at his house, cleaned Marks’ van or driven the van back to Kamloops — where it was found days later, parked outside Marks’ old house.

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MARKING TRAGEDY St. Andrews on the Square in downtown Kamloops was filled with shoes on Friday, Dec. 6, to mark the lives of missing or murdered women. The sixth annual Shoe Memorial takes place each year on the anniversary of the mass murder in Montreal, where, in 1989, 14 women were killed by gunman Marc Lepine at the L’Ecole Polytechnique. Speakers at the Kamloops event included City of Kamloops staffer Kimberley McCart, whose mother was killed by her father. To read McCart’s story, go online to kamloopsthisweek. com. Dave Eagles/KTW

Cougar collared after silencing the lambs

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With cougar sightings no longer a rarity in Kamloops, Sgt. Andy MacKay of the B.C. Conservation Service has some basic tips for people who might find themselves sharing some of the more rural areas with one of the animals. Kids should not scream or run and should do not anything that would trigger the cat’s predatory response. As with bears, the best thing to do is to back away slowly and quietly. Adults, should do likewise — up to the point when the cougar looks like it’s going to be aggressive. “Get as aggressive as it is because it’s sizing you up as food,” MacKay said. “And if it looks like it’s not worth it, if the cougar’s thinking, ‘I may get my paw hurt if I do this and that means I might die,’ it likely will think you’re not worth it.” One other tip from the sergeant: If there’ s been a cougar sighting in the area, don’t let children outside alone between dusk and dawn, which is when the animals are most active.

MacKay’s warnings come after conservation officers tracked and killed an 18-month-old cougar in Westsyde on the weekend of Nov. 20-Dec. 2, one that had attacked and killed several animals in the area. He said officers received six sighting reports over a two-week period and had been keeping an eye on the area. When lambs were killed, officers decided it was time to rid the area of the cougar. MacKay said one of the clues there may be a cougar in the area is house cats start to go missing, but officers won’t act just on that fact alone. They need sightings. People can report them any time at 1-877-952-7277. • Meanwhile, a suspected cougar in Dallas turned out to be a bear. MacKay said a parent reported to staff at Dallas elementary on Wednesday, Dec. 4, he had seen a paw print he believed to be that of a cougar. School District 73 assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett said students were kept in during lunch break, just to be safe. MacKay said any sighting has to be investigated and the officer who checked out the print identified it as that of a bear.

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But, those critical of the bill have suggested it could lead to permanent leadership contests and in-fighting, particularly in parties with lower seat counts. McLeod tweeted on Dec. 3 that she worries about the “loss of grassroots membership input” across party lines should the 15 per cent challenge become law. “This impacts Liberals, NDPs, all party members, Green,” McLeod said. “It would be interesting to know what people who currently elect a leader feel about the change that’s proposed.” McLeod said she is getting a lot of input on the bill — 100 letters and emails in the first week after the bill was introduced in the House of Commons

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McLeod said there does appear to be a desire for reforms in Parliament among voters and Chong’s bill taps into that. “I think there’s a hunger for those kinds of conversations,” she said. “But, I also think it’s important to look

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Murder charge in connection to 2011 attack By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Mounties have made an arrest in connection with a March 2011 murder that took place in the basketball court of Stuart Wood elementary in downtown Kamloops. Travis Johnny, 24, has been charged with murder in the death of Archie LePretre on March 22, 2011. LePretre and his cousin were attacked by three men at about 4:30 p.m. that day while playing basketball outside the school. The 23 year-old Vancouver resident was visiting family in Kamloops when he was killed. At the time of the murder, Kamloops RCMP said a gang dispute was at the centre of the attack, which involved three men wearing bandanas over their faces attacking with knives

and a baseball bat. At the time, police linked LePretre and his cousin to a “known street gang,” calling LePretre an associate of a gang. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Cheryl Bush said it appears the pair were “targeted” by rival gang members because of their ties to a Lower Mainland gang. Police would not discuss details of Johhny’s arrest, or the investigation which led to it, except to say it had been “extensive.” “These cases are never closed,” said Bush. “It takes a lot of determination to just keep plugging away at them until we get to where we are today.” Johnny’s arrest was one of three made in connection with LePretre’s murder by the Kamloops Serious Crime Unit on Friday, Dec. 6. Bush said two other Kamloops men arrested at the time

have since been let go, though their role in the death is still being investigated. Johnny is set to appear in court Thursday, Dec. 12. It’s yet to be determined whether he’ll face charges of first or second degree murder. LePretre’s family has denied he was involved in the gang lifestyle. Lepretre’s half-sister, Chantelle Tremblay, told CTV News following the murder that he was never involved with gangs. “He’s always prided himself on avoiding that type of lifestyle and I think that’s why this is so shocking to our family,” she said. “It makes us angry that the public will perceive him as some criminal gangbanger when he wasn’t.” Lepretre graduated from business school in June 2010 and his sister described him as a Vancouver Canucks fan who loved his family. Travis Johnny, 24 (right), has been charged with murder in the death of Archie LePretre, 23 (left) on March 22, 2011. LePretre and his cousin were attacked by three men at about 4:30 p.m. that day while playing basketball outside Stuart Wood elementary in downtown Kamloops.

Paramedics worked feverishly to save the life of Archie Lepretre after he and a cousin were attacked by three men in the basketball court at Stuart Wood elementary on March 22, 2011. As paramedics worked, family members were being consoled by Mounties. Accused killer Travis Johnny will be in court in Kamloops on Thursday, Dec. 12. KTW file photos

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SD73 working to keep energy costs down SAVINGS Energy-saving efforts by the Kamloops-Thompson school district have saved it more than $1 million in the past 11 years. A report by facilities director Art McDonald notes that, in the time frame, the district has recorded consumption reductions of 35 per cent in electricity, 33 per cent in natural gas, 34 per cent in propane, nine per cent in water, 18 per cent in diesel fuel, eight per cent in gasoline — with a 29 per cent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions. McDonald attributed the reduction to a variety of strategies, including upgrades to lighting, turning lights off in rooms not being used, improvements to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, reducing idling of vehicles, letting grass grow longer before cutting it and replacing bathroom fixtures with dual-flush toilets and lowflow faucets. Dollar-savings breakdown includes $445,000 for electricity, $294,000 for natural gas, $140,000 for diesel fuel, $83,000 for propane gas, $43,000 for water and $12,000 for gasoline.

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Brock middle school got a new boiler this year. The bill was paid out of the $275,000 the KamloopsThompson school district received through the province’s carbon-neutral capital program, said district facilities director Art McDonald. The program was created in April 2012 as a way to take money being collected through the Pacific Carbon Trust to offset the cost of greenhouse-gas emission creation and redirect it to school districts to make improvements that lower their carbon emissions. McDonald said the district faces an annual bill of between $130,000 and $140,000 to pay for its use of diesel fuel, natural and propane gas and electricity —

an amount based on a charge of $25 per tonne. The money collected through the program is then used to fund projects submitted to the government through a call for projects that sees a committee decide on who gets what. The committee is composed of representatives of the B.C. School Trustees Association (BCSTA), B.C. Association of School Business Officials, Educational Facility Managers of B.C. Climate Action Secretariat and Ministry of Education. McDonald said the annual bill is usually the same, a figure derived from a government tool that requires him to input all the energy data for the year — diesel fuel, electricity and natural and propane gas — that then calculates the carbon cost. “We have a lot of buildings and a lot

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of square footage,” McDonald said, “and it’s kind of the same number each year.” • A planned BC Hydro rate hike of 40 per cent over the next decade — with nine per cent planned for the spring of 2014 — will cost the district from $70,000 to $90,000 over its annual $1 million hydro bill, McDonald said. It’s money that wasn’t included in financial planning for year, he said, and will have to be put into the budget process. McDonald said the

district does what it can to keep heating costs down. External shutters have some impact, although they are used mainly to deter vandalism, but their existence has meant internal blinds are not being replaced. The BCSTA asked the government this week to either exempt public schools from the hydro boost or impose a special utility rate for districts to help cover the shortfall. BCSTA president Teresa Rezansoff said in her letter the impact

of the increase on smaller school districts in particular will be significant. It estimates the increases will cost districts collectively more than $4 million next year and $29 million in the next five years. In an email, however, the ministry of energy and mines said the government will not be granting school boards any exemption on paying electricity bills. “If we grant a special deal to school boards, taxpayers, businesses and indus-

trial power users must make up the difference through even higher rates,” the email states. “The nine per cent increase in the first year amounts to less than one-tenth of one per cent of the total budgets of school boards. Everybody else is going to have to manage it, including the government, and everyone else is doing their best to manage budgets from all different types of perspectives. “We believe they can manage the impact of this rate increase.”

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Sheer neglect leads to more horse deaths By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Veterinarian Jennifer Jackson is the first to admit it was a tough week at the Kamloops Large Animal Clinic. On Thursday night (Dec. 5), a horse staff had named Lisa died due to complications from extreme starvation. Lisa was the second to die at Jackson’s clinic. Earlier last week, Spunky, who was seized at the same time as Lisa, died from different complications. He was also severely malnourished, registering as a “1” or “extremely emaciated” on the Henneke Scale, which is used to evaluate a horse’s body condition. Jackson said it would take about 90 days for a healthy horse to be reduced to the condition in which Spunky and Lisa were found. A third horse from the same herd was in such poor condition that it was put down at the time of the original rescue. “It’s been devastating,” Jackson said. B.C. SPCA special constable Jamie Wiltse said the number of horses seized or euthanized by the organization in the region is rising rapidly. Constables seized 11 horses from various locations in November and were back last week at the property near Kamloops where Lisa and Spunky were found to seize another horse. Wiltse said a witness has come forward to provide details about Lisa and Spunky’s owner, which the B.C. SPCA is working to verify. If the owner is eventually found guilty of animal cruelty, they could face a lifetime ban on owning animals, as

well as fines of up to $75,000 and two years in jail. Constables also dealt with another three horserelated calls in the region on Dec. 4. One led to a horse being euthanized. In another case, Wiltse said the horse had died by the time constables arrived on scene. The third case is still ongoing. Because lengthy starvation compromises a horse’s immune system, Jackson said it will be months before the malnourished horses are free from the risk of serious complications. “When their body condition score is one out of nine, they give us a 60 per cent chance of recovery,” she said. “The changes to the organ function when they metabolize their own fat and their own muscle, it’s very hard on them. “It’s probably six months before you’re completely out of the woods.” The clinic is still housing three rescued horses, which are responding to treatment. But, Jackson said the loss of Lisa and Spunky has left her and other staff members doing some soul searching. “We are philosophically trying very hard to come up with some answers and come up with how we can prevent this from happening again, and what sort of things do we need to do, and if it does happen again, what sort of things could we do differently,” she said. “And, so far, we just don’t know.” Jackson and several other concerned horse lovers are in the process of setting up a society to

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improve horse welfare in the region. The society will likely hold its first meeting in January. In the meantime, Jackson expects to see more seizures as winter continues. “This is just going to be a terrible winter,” she said. “It’s so cold out and the horses just don’t have the reserves.” Wiltse agreed weath-

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HE FEDERAL government stepped up its sales pitch for new pipelines to the B.C. coast last week as it prepares for the imminent release of the federal review panel’s report on the feasibility of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver arrived in Vancouver to release an expert panel’s report on the current state of tanker safety on the West Coast. It was the first of two reports that tell the Stephen Harper government in blunt terms how steep a hill it must climb to enable energy exports to Asia. Oliver gave a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade the following morning, where he vowed to implement one of the panel’s key recommendations — legislation is coming to ensure polluters, not taxpayers, must pay for any environmental damage from resource development and transport. The panel was chaired by Gordon Houston, a former Prince Rupert harbourmaster and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. Its report details the little-noticed fact that coastal waters around Victoria and Vancouver are already congested with shipping traffic, including Alaska oil tankers, and are at “very high risk” of an incident. Of course that “very high risk” should be seen in the B.C. context, where there has never been a serious oil spill at sea in a century of continuous petroleum shipping.

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VICTORIA The report calls for potential polluters to show they are prepared for a “worst-case” discharge like the 1989 Exxon Valdez grounding in Alaska. It tells Ottawa the Canadian Coast Guard must be properly funded to serve as incident command. Oliver recounted efforts made so far, including annual tanker inspections, increased aerial surveillance and marine markers. And he reminded his audience that Canada’s only energy-export customer, the U.S., is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest petroleum producer. The second federal report was from Doug Eyford, a lawyer who has been meeting for months with aboriginal communities in northern B.C. and Alberta. He found, as Enbridge has reported, that many aboriginal communities are working with energy producers to get the economic activity they so desperately need. (Most urban people likely don’t believe this because the conflict-addicted media report mostly protests.) Eyford’s report is no whitewash either.

It reminds Ottawa that B.C.’s unresolved aboriginal title and a general lack of trust of both the energy industry and the federal government are key obstacles to the largest economic opportunity in the world today — the rise of Asia. Eyford was dealing with the profusion of gas-pipeline projects that are set to cross northern B.C., as well as the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan Canada oil proposals. The entrenched opposition is against oil, particularly heavy oil in tankers. Politics and protesters aside, these are the facts for B.C. The prosperous provinces in Canada today are Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, based mainly on energy development. The rest are struggling. B.C. continues to lose skilled workers to Alberta, where oil-sands development continues to expand despite the continuing chorus of U.S.-financed misrepresentation of its environmental impact. It’s a key moment in Canadian history. This is where we see if we can go beyond our status as a client state of the U.S. This year’s B.C. election, where pandering to urban protest backfired on the NDP, suggests a new seriousness in the public mood. More people understand today that our comfortable modern society with free-access health care is a fragile thing. We have it better than most of the world — for now. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Is it too soon to urge a little peace and good will this Christmas? Probably not. We’ve all seen the alternative — and it isn’t pretty. Some of us, it seems, are so busy pursuing the material side of the holidays that we’ve lost sight of the spirit. Stressed-out shoppers grimly hunting bargains in the aisles, screaming kids with surly parents and couples who look like they’re going to a funeral instead of experiencing the joy of the season. In short, people who bring their bad mood into a retail outlet to share with the staff and other consumers. While this can be a tough time of year if your finances are tight, it doesn’t have to be a fiscal or emotional crisis. After all, the most expensive item in the store is no gift at all if the giver is grinding their teeth about the cost and the resulting damage to their credit rating. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong about giving big gifts, but not at the cost of civility and peace of mind. There are any number of inexpensive ways of celebrating the holiday season that don’t require busting your bank balance or losing your mind. Try asking the people in the stores, nicely, and you might discover some clever alternatives. So, this Christmas, a suggestion: If you feel yourself starting to get anxious or angry, pause and take a deep breath and try to keep things in their proper perspective. Try smiling. Do something nice like holding a door open or letting a driver merge in front. It doesn’t cost a thing.

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Re: Bass column: The little boy opposing Ajax must be hoarse by now: “Bass writes: ‘The simple reality is the protests are based on nothing that actually exists.’ “But, is it KGHM Ajax’s version of an open pit upwind of 80,000 people being zero harm that is based on nothing that actually exists? “Are the protests based on evidence from open-pit operations and medical studies from all around the world? “What if the taxpayer subsidized the tourism businesses as much as we do the corporate welfare bums that get BC Hydro for less than half of what BC Hydro says it costs to produce it — and you and I pay for it. “Would tourism then have the ‘well-paying jobs?’ “Can we learn from the experiences of others?”

Yes, I can imagine Kamloops without a mine Editor: Imagine a town without a mine was a well-attended and well-delivered presentation at TRU’s Clocktower Theatre on Nov. 24. I saw a great number of concerned, knowledgeable, learned people there, the kind of people who occupy roles of prevalence in our society, the kind of people we rely upon for our general well-being. The presentation centered on one issue: Does the proposed KGHM Ajax mining project fit in with the long-term vision for our city? It is a worthy topic and perhaps the only truly significant discussion we should be having in Kamloops. The Weyerhaeuser (now Domtar) pulp mill does set a precedent. It did provide certain economic ben-

efits to the city for a number of years. However, it can be argued its malodorous nature has hijacked and compromised the image, perception and reputation of Kamloops. It has definitely lowered the quality of living for almost everyone to the benefit of comparatively few. It has unquestionably altered and negatively skewed the business/investment landscape of our city. Businesses will take advantage of the proximity to existing infrastructure. However, even if the corporate identity is laudable, its only reason for being is to generate profits. On the other hand, the well-being of the entire community (which includes its image, perception and reputation) is above and beyond any narrow set of interests.

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Corporate profitability and the political mandate to see it realized are, without a doubt, a narrow set of interests. We can study the obvious and not-soobvious impacts of the proposed Ajax mine all we want. A few parameters are already known and are not favourable. Ajax will be a high-cost, low-grade deposit. The ore body cannot be changed, but the cost structure can. Will KGHM Ajax’s profitability ultimately be leveraged on the back of our community? Really, there is no need for a discussion. Imagine a town without a mine? Absolutely! Pierre Filisetti Kamloops

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the ability to research existing mining operations, the effects to health and environment and what remains after mining is finished should be available to, and sharable with, everyone. I think Bass has it wrong. Instead, the little boy would be the Little Dutch Boy who

poked his finger in the dyke to stop the flow of water and saved the town. Acting quickly and in time could avert disaster as a small leak soon becomes a stream, then a raging river, then a flood — metaphorically speaking. Please don’t stifle the con-

versation. It is not “tiresome and old.” The proposed Ajax copper and gold mine is too close to 90,000 people. In this case, it is not responsible mining. M.K. Claydon Kamloops

Chong’s private-member’s bill would give MPs a voice Editor: This week, Conservative MP Michael Chong introduced a private member’s bill in Ottawa that could be an important step toward democratizing the Canadian government in the future, regardless of what party is in power. It would give individual MPs more freedom to represent their constituents and reduce the centralized power of the governing party.

It would give MPs, not party leaders, the power to remove an MP from the party’s caucus, as well as to remove a prime minister or party leader if caucus found he/she was abusing his/her powers. This would allow MPs to speak and vote their conscience much more often. It would also let the local riding associations, not the party leader, decide on the candidate for each party in each riding.

This bill certainly won’t fix everything about our government, but it is a common-sense first step. It would allow our MPs to actually have a say in what happens in Ottawa. It would be nice to see MPs of all stripes who care about democracy support this bill. Eli Pivnick Kamloops

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Conservatives have eroded Lots of room to create shuttle service democracy in Canada Editor: Canadians should be deeply concerned about the erosion and debasement of democracy by the federal Conservatives: • Using CSIS and the RCMP to spy on environmentalists, including seniors in a church basement in Kelowna and the all-native high school basketball tourney in Prince Rupert, while cozying up to energy companies; • Complicity in spying on leaders at G-8 and G-20 summits while using force to suppress democratic protests; • NSA-type intrusions into the private lives of Canadians; • Manipulating and stacking advisory committees on food safety, the environment and judicial appointments; • Stifling parliamentary debate via omnibus bills, prorogation and vicious personal attacks on political opponents. The federal Conservatives are inflicting harm on our democratic culture. The sordid display during ques-

tion period by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s right-hand man, Paul Calandra, who refuses to answer questions and defies the Speaker, is a new low. It shows a disturbing contempt for parliamentary principles and practices. It is more than unaccountability; it reflects an arrogance and bully political culture that says, “We are perfect. You are worthless.” Our local Conservative MP and senator do what they’re told or keep silent, their loyalty to the party seemingly greater than respect for fairness and rights. These are issues that transcend party affiliation. They are integral to respect for democracy and ought to concern all Canadians — irrespective of political stripe. Power corrupts. As the song goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” We should all be concerned. Bill Sundhu Kamloops

Editor: After going online to Maps. Google.ca, I looked at the area above Royal Inland Hospital and noticed there is quite a bit of land there that can be smoothed out for use by a park-and-ride shuttle. A shuttle bus can use the existing roads around that area and make stops in town. It could be painted a colour

that is not the same as city buses and run through the hospital and the main downtown area. It would probably take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the circuit. It would be on city land; therefore, the revenue would benefit the city. This way, if someone was not feeling well, they could park in that lot, take the shuttle to the emergency room and the bus

would continue on throughout the downtown area and back up to emergency and then to the parking lot, do a circle through the parking lot and then back to emergency and then downtown. It would be convenient. Tokens could be purchased and the price could be kept reasonable. Janille Abbott Kamloops

Poll shows most don’t want speed limits hiked Editor: Re: Keith Morgan’s article in the Driveway section of the Dec. 5 edition of KTW (‘British Columbians want limits hiked’): According to the poll, only 37 per cent of residents want higher speed limits, which would mean 63 per cent of them do not want them raised. The headline should read, “British Columbians don’t want limits hiked.” Teresa Lomax Kamloops

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DECKING THE NORTH SHORE HALLS City of Kamloops workers Kirsten Wourms (top) and Leah Young put up festive Christmas decorations around the North Shore between days of shovelling snow and clearing walkways. Dave Eagles/KTW

Another impaired-driving campaign by the Kamloops RCMP led to 21 drivers losing their licences. The three-day road-check blitz ran from Thursday, Dec. 5, to Saturday, Dec. 7, throughout the city. It led to 10 drivers receiving 90-day driving suspensions and their vehicles impounded for 30 days; seven receiving three-day prohibitions and vehicle impoundment for three days and four drivers receiving 24-hour prohibitions and losing

their vehicles for one day. The campaign also led to two drivers being charged for driving while prohibited and two others receiving driving prohibition notices on behalf of the superintendent of motor vehicles for having poor driving records. The notices are issued when a driver has accumulated a certain number of points for poor driving within a two-year period. Two drivers were arrested when officers found and seized drugs in vehicles.

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Fraser said he hadn’t done any of those things. According to Fraser, he and Yaretz met in December 2007, after a mutual friend suggested they get together. “She told me she wanted me to meet him,” Fraser said. “She said that he was a large cocaine dealer in town and he could move some pot for me.” Court has previously heard Yaretz had a criminal record including a conviction for possession for the purpose of trafficking. At the first meeting between the two, at the Fox and Hounds Pub in Sahali, Fraser said Yaretz told him he was not affiliated with a gang. That apparently changed in late 2008,

This is the front entrance to Roy Fraser’s home in Knouff Lake — the area where the Crown contends Fraser shot and killed Ken Yaretz Jr. in April 2009, pointing to blood evidence found in the area. Taking the stand in his own defence on Monday, Dec. 9, Fraser said the flooring was ripped up because of a leaky roof, not a murder.

Fraser said, when Yaretz and Marks showed up at his house with a case of beer. “They sat down and they both took out handguns and stuck them on the coffee table,” he said. “I said, ‘What’s going on?’ Kenny was all happy — he told me he just became an

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him hints about how to run a grow-op. Yaretz had borrowed Fraser’s pickup truck in late 2008 and failed to return it, which angered Fraser. The truck was eventually signed over to relatives of a highranking member of a Kelowna-based outlaw-motorcycle gang. In his testimony, Fraser said Yaretz had stolen half-completed transfer forms from his living room, which Fraser said he had begun filling out ahead of the sale of an RV.

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Rotary focuses on meth Drug use was subject of forum at university By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

Sandra Blair’s been on a steep learning curve, thanks to the local RCMP. She has learned how easy and inexpensive it is to create crystal meth, how cheap it is to buy and how prevalent it is in Kamloops. Yes, she has also learned about the television series Breaking Bad, the tale of two meth cookers and the world they inhabit, but, for Blair, the subject isn’t entertainment. It’s a reality she wants to help eradicate, so the Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Club member and other Rotarians held a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, to bring people together to fight the drug.

Blair said the project began when outgoing acting RCMP superintendent Jennie Latham and current Supt. Brad Mueller met with the club to recruit it to help deal with the presence

of meth on Kamloops streets. They told Blair it is the No. 1 drug of choice in the city, she said, and explained how it also fuels property thefts as addicts look for anything they can sell or pawn to get the $20 a day police estimate

it costs them to use the drug. Blair said police were aware of other Rotary clubs in the province that had partnered with their own detachments, all stemming from a program introduced by a club in Maple Ridge. Mary Robson, the woman who spearheaded that project, one that led to a 90-day template, was scheduled to speak at last night’s gathering in the Alumni Theatre in the Clocktower Building at Thompson Rivers University. Blair said the template Robson helped create involves three pillars: Education, enforce-

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Two seniors’ groups become one new agency Two seniors’ organizations have combined. The Kamloops and District Seniors Outreach Services Society (SOS) and the River City Seniors

Society (RCSS) will be known as ONCORE Central Service (OCS). The amalgamation was praised by RCSS, which has been in Kamloops for 48 years

New pesticide regulations concerning to city staff New provincial regulations regarding pesticide use could be a step back for Kamloops, according to city staff. Parks planner Mike Doll told council city staff have concerns about changes the government plans to make to its integrated pest-management regulations. Doll said the regulations wouldn’t require the same standard of notification as the city. While tenants would have to be notified of pesticide application, neighbourhoods would not. Staff also has concerns about the government decision to make a broad-spectrum pesticide available for private-property use without certification and worries it will encourage homeowners to use weed killers with more environmental impacts. With council’s blessing, staff is forwarding its concerns to the province. If they’re not taken into account, Doll said it appears Kamloops will also have the option to opt out of some of the provincial regulations when they come into effect.

— formerly known as the Thrupp Manor Society — as an opportunity to be “even more responsive to the needs of a rapidly growing senior population.” The new organization will employ 45 people and offer services to the Kamloops region in information and referrals, emergency suites, affordable housing, elder-abuse outreach, housing, independent living, incometax assistance and vol-

unteer services. The name came about after a lengthy process, said Suzan Goguen, executive director for SOS and now for OCS. She said most people like the name because it works well with the “encore stage of life” the senior years are often called. The new organization will continue to work out of the former SOS office at 460 Victoria St.

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LOCAL NEWS LITTLE SHACK ON THE PRAIRIE This wooden shack near Chase is dwarfed by the snow-covered hills of the region. The snow will remain this week, though the bitterly cold temperatures are, thankfully, gone, with Environment Canada calling for highs this week that just might hit the zero-degree mark. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Pineview Valley proposal off to public hearing CITY HALL A plan to build a 73-unit strata at 1850 Hugh Allan Dr. in Pineview Valley is headed to public hearing. Applicant Granite Homes Inc. wants to build the strata on a parcel of land now zoned for mobile homes and low-density multifamily housing. It’s seeking to have the 3.68-hectare lot at the intersection of Copperhead and Hugh Allen drives rezoned to permit medium-density multi-family projects. The company also plans to build a 60-unit apartment building on the side at a later date.

Two become one Arts and heritage are joining forces at city hall.

The city will merge its two cultural commissions into a single committee after repeated failures to fill seats and obtain quorums on both boards. According to a report, 50 per cent of arts commission meetings scheduled in the past two years didn’t take place because of lack of quorums and the heritage commission has failed to fill two vacancies despite repeated campaigns. Parks, recreation and cultural services director Byron McCorkell said merging the two commissions will solve some of the membership problems, noting there is enough of an overlap between the two groups to make the transition possible. Coun. Tina Lange, who formerly sat on the arts commission, said the merger will give both groups more work

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COMMUNITY IN THE SWIM OF THINGS The Kamloops Sunrays Synchru Swim Club held its annual Holiday Watershow on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Canada Games Pool in the Tournament Capital Centre. To learn more about the club and to try the sport yourself, go online to kamloopssynchro.ca. To see more photos from the weekend show, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the “Sports” tab. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Local politicians split down party lines on keeping Senate By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Should the Canadian Senate be on the chopping block? The B.C. NDP thinks so and it’s taking a page from the Saskatchewan Party’s playbook to try to make it happen. The provincial opposition party announced last week it wants to introduce a motion during the next sitting of the legislature, calling on the federal government to abolish the Red Chamber. A similar motion put forward by the conservative Saskatchewan Party passed unanimously in that province’s legislature this past summer. “Unhappiness and displeasure with the Senate comes from across the idealogical spectrum, when you have Adrian Dix and

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[Saskatchewan Party leader] Brad Wall putting forward essentially the same motion,” said Michael Crawford, a prominent local NDP member who served on the campaign of newly elected party president Craig Keating. Crawford said recent expense scandals in the Senate, coupled with B.C.’s under-representation in the appointed house, have made the Senate more and more unpopular — to the point where it may be

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time to get rid of it altogether. “I think they just simply signal to the federal government that something needs to be done about the senate,” Crawford said. “It may well be past the point where it can be reformed.” Kamloops SouthThompson Liberal MLA Todd Stone agrees — up to a point. Like Crawford, he thinks controversies over senators’ expense claims haven’t done them any favours and said the province is “grossly underrepresented” in the senate. B.C. is allocated six senate seats, two more than Prince Edward Island, which has 4.3-million fewer people. Quebec, which has twice the population of B.C, has four times as many senators.

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But, Stone said, he wants to see how the Supreme Court of Canada responds to questions about Senate abolition and reform, and what role provinces will play in that process, before he starts voting on the future of the institution. Stone said he wants to see what the government can do with the Senate before he starts suggesting courses of action. “I think that if the Senate could be

reformed so that it provides for equal representation and the election of senators at the provincial level, then I could support the senate moving forward,” he said. “In its current form, and if reform is not possible? Then I think abolition is probably where things should land.” KamloopsThompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod also said a B.C. motion on abolition won’t accomplish much if her government doesn’t have Supreme Court permission to move ahead on changing the Senate. “Certainly provincial statements make clear what individual provinces are thinking,” she said, “but, again, the Supreme Court of Canada reference is absolutely critical at this point.”

president of the Kamloops South Thompson NDP constituency association, said the Senate question is worth discussing. “I think ordinary people in Kamloops are way more concerned about our schools being closed because of BC Hydro increases, lack of an independent seniors’ advocate, health care, local jobs — all of those things are way ahead in importance,” he said. “But, that’s not to say that the Senate itself shouldn’t be on our list of things to talk about.”

Stone said bringing the Senate question to the B.C. legislature shows the NDP is running short on ideas for the province. “The Senate is so low down most people’s priority list, it just shows again how out of touch the NDP is with most British Columbians,” he said. “I think it’s more important that we have a conversation about meeting the needs of British Columbians when it comes to health care and education and creating jobs across the province.” But, Peter Northcott,

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COMMUNITY REFLECTING ON A TRYING SEASON Seven-year-old Grace Nelson takes in the Kamloops Blazers-Kootenay Ice game at Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Dec. 6. The Blazers were thumped 7-3 and dropped a 7-0 decision the next night to the visiting Everett Silvertips. Kamloops is having a season to forget and sit in second-last spot in the Western Hockey League with a record of 6-20-6. The Blazers’ 16 points are four more than cellar-dwelling Lethbridge. The young Blue and Orange squad has tied the club record for consecutive losses at 12 and begins a six-game Prairie road trip tonight (Dec. 10) in Brandon. From there, Kamloops will play the six games in eight nights, travelling to Brandon, Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Swift Current before enjoying the Christmas break. The Blazers will return home for a Sunday, Dec. 29, game against Vancouver. For more news on the club, turn to Sports on page A27. Allen Douglas/KTW

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B.C. marijuana referendum petition fizzles By Jeff Nagel

Despite falling short of gathering enough signatures for the cause, Sensible BC head Dana Larsen is calling the marijuana-decriminlization effort a “remarkable accomplishment.” Black Press file photo

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The Sensible BC campaign to spark the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. is officially up in smoke after falling short of its goal. Pot activists got 210,000 signatures, or about two-thirds of the 300,000 needed — 10 per cent of voters in all 85 B.C. ridings — for their initiative petition to potentially trigger a referendum. They had aimed for a target of 450,000 to provide a buffer against disqualified signatures. “It’s a pretty remarkable accomplishment,” Sensible BC head Dana Larsen said. “We’ve definitely demonstrated a high level of organization and support for this cause. “Had we been operating under the rules of pretty much any other referendum system in the

world, we would have qualified to be on the ballot.” He said the 4,500 registered petitioners — triple the number at the start of the 90-day campaign — reached the threshold required by Elections BC in 19 electoral districts and got at least eight per cent in five other districts.

Successful local campaigns happened on much of Vancouver Island, the Kootenays and other parts of the Interior. But, in the vote-rich Lower Mainland that holds the most districts, marijuana advocates came up short. They reached the 10 per cent threshold in Vancouver-West End

and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, with no other local wins in the rest of Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley. They came closest in the three North Shore ridings, with eight per cent-plus. Sensible BC aimed to compel the province to pass legislation banning police from expending

Fight HST forces en route to their winning referendum. But, Larsen argued, the province must now look “very seriously” at the marijuana issue, particularly as states such as Washington and Colorado move to full pot legalization. He said history shows even failed campaigns can have an impact.

any time and resources on simple marijuana possession. Larsen said canvassers were harried in some areas by opponents and at times by calls to police as they tried to collect signatures on SkyTrain and BC Ferries. The outcome is nowhere near the 700,000 signatures gathered by

A prior initiative in 2002 pushing proportional representation got 98,000 signatures, but led to a citizens’ assembly on electoral reform and, ultimately, two referendum questions on the issue. Signatures were being delivered to Elections BC on Monday, Dec. 9, and Larsen said Sensible BC will take a break over Christmas before deciding when to mount a new petition campaign, along with other forms of political engagement. “We’re definitely going to do it again,” he said.

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HELPING HANDS Canadian-Filippino Society of Kamloops president Bien Ballano (centre) is ecstatic as he receives a $741 cheque from Sa-Hali secondary’s Me to We students Sophia de Zeeuw (left), Leah de Zeeuw, Jenna Hardy, Christel Mira and Brie Dinsdale on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Red Cross on Victoria Street. The girls worked together to raise the funds via students and the community members donating $1 to put a hand print on the banner. Dave Eagles/KTW

Make a PIT Stop and help The people who run the PIT Stop program at Kamloops United Church want to prepare gift bags to hand out at their annual Christmas dinner, but they are still missing some items. Program co-ordinator Diane Stuart said they are hoping the public will drop off gloves, mittens, washcloths, socks, underwear, disposable razors, small bottles of shampoo, lip balm, hand towels, pocket tissues, long johns, combs, brushes, bars of soap and small boxes of chocolates. Only new items are being accepted to help fill the 170 bags the program will hand out. In the past, Stuart said, dinner attendance has been split — about three-quarters male, onequarter female, with about a dozen children. The clothing-size mix has been about 30 per cent small, about half medium and about 20 per cent large, with some extra-large. Stuart said money will also be accepted to buy items and cash donations will receive a tax receipt. Items can be dropped off at the church, at St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Kamloops, by Wednesday, Dec. 11. Volunteers are also needed to help decorate the church gym on Sunday, Dec. 15, in preparation for the dinner.

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UALITY OF LIFE AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS WITHOUT HUGE DEBT LOAD ARE PRINCIPLES I APPRECIATE ABOUT SECONDARY-SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES. More career choices exist today and opportunities will continue to grow. Science and technology advances, as well as societal expectations, require public education, universities, colleges and organizations to provide new education options. School District 73 is supporting this reality through various opportunities for students in grades 11 and 12 to begin apprenticeship training in partnership with post-secondary institutions and trade groups. Organizations like ANNETTE GLOVER Thompson Rivers University’s View from the School of Trades and SCHOOL BOARD Technology, the Industry Training Authority, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. and the provincial government provide abundant career information via the web. Information available to students and parents includes education costs, job expectations, remuneration and more. Student interest in the trades in our district in the past 18 months has grown approximately 45 per cent. This will help to meet current and growing job demands in more than 140 career areas.

Entry-level trades training (ELTT) programs provide all education-tuition fees with dual credits, paid workfor-credit opportunities and first-year level entry into workforce apprenticeship — all while obtaining a full B.C. Dogwood diploma. Secondary school ELTT students can choose to enter TRU mechanical (automotive or heavy duty, parts person or welding), construction (carpentry, electrician, instrumentation, joinery, plumbing or pipefitting) trades-foundation programs or culinary-arts training including professional cook or retail meat-cutter programs. These opportunities exist in addition to successful hairdressing-certification and restaurant-training programs also available through NorKam secondary. The secondary school apprenticeship (SSA) offers a Red Seal journeyman program with eligibility to receive four course credits while being paid to work outside of school. Positive results from these initiatives are already evident. The Heavy Metal Rocks 2013 program gave a group of 26 students experience in heavy-duty equipment operation in November. It was exciting to watch this group in action as the students practised using excavating equipment in Kamloops. Additionally, the NorKam secondary school trades and technology centre renovations will provide space for more career opportunities through hands-on experiences. Six potential programs are being developed, from senior science to graduation re-entry to support returning students.

Program considerations include trades samplers, civil-engineering technology, refrigeration mechanic, mining technology and commercial transport-driver training. These may be supplemented by additional certifications like first aid, fall arrest, transportation of dangerous goods (TDG), workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS), H2S and FoodSafe, among others. Students will leave NorKam with job-ready paper requirements to initiate their careers. Further demonstration of trade aptitude in School District 73 has been shown at the local, regional, provincial and national Skills Canada competitions. The challenges presented at these competitions demand students understand technical skills, practical knowledge and innovation, all under timed conditions. Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth. Students thrive on increased confidence when they find a career fit. If we can provide a relevant, interesting and challenging career choice option for our students, their path may include wiring their own home and ultimately obtaining a law degree building their own exciting career journey.

Annette Glover is a Kamloops-Thompson board of education trustee. Board members write monthly columns in KTW. To comment, email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

OBITUARIES AND IN MEMORIAM Oh Great Spirit ... A Vanished Friend Oh Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the wind Whose breath gives life to the world Hear me I come to you as one of your many children I am small and weak I need your strength and your wisdom May I walk in beauty Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset Make my hands respect the things that you have made And my ears sharp to hear your voice Make me wise, So that I may know the things you have taught your children The lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock Make me strong, Not to be superior to my brothers But to be able to Àght my greatest enemy — myself Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes So that when life fades, as the fading sunset My spirit will come to you without shame.

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Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend!


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But a pot, help orphans The CanGo Grannies are selling Christmas greenery pots, with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help African grandmothers raise grandchildren who have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. The greenery pots are $25 each and will be available to be picked up in early December. For more information, call 250-372-2501 or email kirstenmcdougall@hotmail. The Stephen Lewis Foundation has funded more than 300 projects in 15 countries since 2003. The projects provide support, counselling, health care, medication, food and access to education.

City of Kamloops Activity Programs For registration please call (250) 828-3500 and please quote program number provided. For online registration please visit https://ezregsvr.kamloops.ca/ezreg Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met.

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The Choirs of Kamloops present a delightful selection of Christmas carols with good old-fashioned sing-alongs 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 250-3745483, 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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There is more to appreciating visual art than meets the eye. This class will teach Edmund Feldman’s theory of art criticism. It will assist artists and viewers to expand their seeing beyond learned assumptions about art, increase their sensitivity to what the artist may be trying to achieve, and increase the ability to critique from a place of appreciation and objectivity. No previous experience is required, just an open mind. Old Courthouse Jan 15-29 Wed Instructor:

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Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops is training in Arizona for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland on March 9. He is also wondering when he will hear from the International Olympic Committee, which has yet to award him a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. KTW file photo

Waiting for bronze Tim Bozon racked up two goals and two assists to lead all scorers with four points in the Kootenay Ice’s 7-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, Dec. 6. He was not among the three stars. Allen Douglas/KTW

Bozon lights up Blazers, brushes off three-stars snub By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER sports@kamloopsthisweek.com

The manner in which Tim Bozon left the Tournament Capital has been called into question, but there is no doubt he took the high road out of Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Dec. 6. The former Kamloops forward requested a trade earlier this season and was dealt to the Kootenay Ice on Oct. 22, leaving some in Blazer nation wondering if he had given up on his teammates. He scorched the Blazers on Friday, recording two goals and four points in his squad’s 7-3 victory over the Blue and Orange.

Amazingly, he was left out of the three stars. Bozon, a plus3 on the night, was asked about the snub after the game. “I can’t control that,” he said. “It’s up to whoever picks. For sure, I wanted to have a chance to thank the fans for everything they did over the last two seasons and, unfortunately, I couldn’t do it. “I just want to make sure they know that I always love them.” The three stars really don’t mean much, especially in Kamloops where the selections are often baffling, but it can be argued they meant something on Friday. Either the mystery man or woman who picks them genuinely

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thought Bozon did not deserve a star for his play, or it could seem like a statement from the Blazers, whose brass was none too pleased with Bozon’s decision to jump ship. (To date, KTW has been unable to nail down exactly who is in charge of the star picking.) “That’s the team that drafted me,” said Bozon, who has six goals and 19 points in 20 games since the trade. “I went through a lot with the Blazers and, like we say, “Once a Blazer always a Blazer.” Kootenay forward Jaedon Descheneau, who was named the game’s first star, finished the tilt with two goals and an assist.

Sam Reinhart, a forward with the Ice, had a pair of assists and was named the game’s second star. Ice D-man Jagger Dirk notched two assists and was named the game’s third star. Defenceman Landon Cross was also shipped to Kootenay from Kamloops in the deal headlined by Bozon. Cross registered an assist and was plus-3 on Friday. Forward Collin Shirley and blue-liner Matt Thomas, both of whom were acquired by the Blazers in the blockbuster deal, were held off the scoresheet. Bozon was often honest and outspoken with the media during his time in Kamloops. X See BLAZERS A28

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Canadian Olympian Dylan Armstrong is still waiting to hear if he will be awarded a retroactive bronze medal from the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. “Unfortunately, things like this do take tons of time. It’s a waiting game,” the shot putter from Kamloops said on Thursday, Dec. 5. “But, I’m on them.” Armstrong is “on” the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has yet to annul Belarusian athlete Andrei Mikhnevich’s bronze-medal win in Beijing. Mikhnevich, who beat Armstrong by one centimetre and placed third at the 2008 Olympics, was caught for doping after a re-testing of samples collected at the 2005 World Championships and

banned for life in June by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The Belarusian cheater finished ahead of Armstrong at the 2010 World Indoor Championships, an IAAF competition. Mikhnevich was stripped of the silver medal he won at that event and Armstrong, who finished fourth, moved into third place. It’s up to the IOC to make it official — take the Olympic hardware from Mikhevnich and hand it over to Armstrong. “The Canadian Olympic Committee is in communication with the IOC,” Armstrong said. “I have been pretty patient because I know there has been people in my position before and it’s taken awhile for them.” Canadian crosscountry skier Beckie Scott had to wait nearly

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two-and-a-half years before receiving her 2002 Olympic gold medal after the original gold and silver medallists were disqualified. However, it took just four months for American shot putter Adam Nelson to wear his Olympic gold after Athens 2004 champion Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine was caught doping. In the meantime, Armstrong is preparing for the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Poland on March 9. He was training in California from September to Dec. 1 and he is now in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he will continue practising for the next two weeks. “I’m in great shape,” Armstrong said. He’d feel even better with Olympic bronze around his neck. “I trust that they [the IOC] will make the right decision,” he said.


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Four sporting events in Kamloops will receive Hosting BC grants. KTW file photo

Kamloops gets grants John Huntley and Jim Karas of the Aberdeen Judo Academy represented Canada at the International Judo Federation World Veterans Judo Championships in Abu Dhabi. Kathy Hubble of Kelowna was also a member of Team Canada and she traveled with the Kamloops judokas. Jens Krause is not pictured, but he also went on the trip with his AJA clubmates. Submitted photo

Representing Canada in Abu Dhabi Sensei John Huntley and Aberdeen Judo Academy members Jim Karas and Jens Krause represented Canada last month at the International Judo Federation World Veterans Judo Championships in Abu Dhabi. Huntley competed in four matches, one each against opponents from Japan, Moldova, Germany and Russia. He was victorious in the tilt with the Russian,

but fell in the other three matches. Kraus was 0-2 at the tournament, while Karas went 1-2. Kathy Hubble of Kelowna was also a member of Team Canada and she traveled with the Kamloops judokas. Hubble posted a perfect 4-0 record. Members of the AJA plan to attend the event again next year, when it’s held in Spain.

The provincial government is giving $14,000 in Hosting BC grants to sporting events in Kamloops. Four events will benefit — the Canadian Espoir

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Aleshia Noel is entering her second year as a Teen In-School Mentor with us and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Aleshia meets with her Little Buddy one hour a week and they have amazing creativity together. We are proud to feature Aleshia as December’s Big of the Month. Where do you go to school? Merritt Secondary School. How and why did you become involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters? At school became involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters when Pam came down to Merritt. I got involved so I could help the younger people with opening out of their comfort zone. What do you enjoy about the In-School Teen Mentoring Program? I enjoy the way the younger people look when they see their Buddy coming to chill with them. How often do you see your Little and what do you do? I see my Little once a week and we play board games and we draw. How is this relationship fitting into your life? I find it fitting well because I get to be with someone that reminds me a lot of myself when I was younger. Who would you recommend this program to? I would really recommend anyone that is good with younger kids to join because it is really good for not only the little but yourself. Have you noticed any benefits in your Little? It’s a little too early to tell with my buddy right now but I’m sure it will end up bringing some benefits.

The Kamloops Blazers were a dejected bunch after losing 7-0 to the Everett Silvertips at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Dec. 7, but they still posed for a photo when fans threw stuffed animals onto the ice. Allen Douglas/KTW

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After the game on Friday, he was softspoken and seemed eager to make sure the ISC faithful knew how he felt about his time in the River City. “I knew it was my last time playing here ever,” Bozon said. “Obviously, I wanted to make it special. “Lots of emotions right now. I’m sure it’s going to be the last time. It feels good. It was always fun to play for the Blazers.” Kamloops was thumped 7-0 by the

Everett Silvertips at ISC on Saturday, Dec. 7. With their 12th straight loss, the Blazers record dropped to 6-20-2-2. The 12-game streak ties a franchise worst, set by the Junior Oilers in the 1981-1982 season. The 4,119 fans in attendance came equipped with stuffed animals for Teddy Bear Night, but they were not able to throw them onto the ice until game’s end. On Friday, the Blazers helped the Kamloops Food Bank by collecting non-

perishable food items from fans. After Saturday’s game, the Blazers loaded the bus and

headed for Manitoba, where they will start a six-game Eastern Conference road swing tonight in Brandon.

Why do you think that someone should volunteer in this program? I think someone should join Big Brothers and Big Sisters because it will end up helping a kid do stuff that they like even if others are picking on them and it will help them have a happier life.

Seasons’ Greetings On behalf of the Board and Staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and The Renew Crew, we would like to thank the community for its generous support in 2013. We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season.

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Titans claim bronze at Mouat tourney The South Kamloops Titans won bronze at the WJ Mouat senior girls’ basketball tournament in Abbotsford on the weekend. South Kam dumped Kelowna 48-42 in the game that determined third and fourth places. The Titans were beaten 68-66 in overtime in a semifinal tilt against the host team, Mouat. Emma Piggin was named a tournament all-star. South Kam will now begin preparing for the Fulton Cup, the Kamloops preseason city championship, which runs from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20.

Larch Hills club to host nordic loppet The Larch Hills Ski Club is hosting the 30th annual Reino KeskiSalmi Loppet nordic-skiing event on Jan. 18. Register online at skilarchhills.ca before Jan. 17. The event is designed for both

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Storm gear up for trip to 100 Mile The Kamloops Storm will be in 100 Mile House to play the Wranglers in Kootenay

International Junior Hockey League play on Friday, Dec. 13. Kamloops is host-

ing a pair of games this weekend — against Summerland on Saturday, Dec. 14, and

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Spence sweeps division Eric Spence of the Kamloops River City Racers qualified for the B.C. Winter Games (BCWG) by sweeping the 15- and 16-year-old boys’ division at the Kelowna Interclub event on Saturday, Dec. 7. Spence placed first in the 500-, 1,000-, 1,500- and 3,000-metre races. The top two racers in each division qualified for the BCWG, which will be held in Mission in February. River City Racer

Alex Forbes was third overall in his division. He might receive a wild-card spot at the BCWG. Calvin Forbes placed fifth in his division. In the interclub portion of the meet, Noah Lara established personal bests in each of the distances he raced and won the 200-m. Finn Bogetti-Smith won the 200-m and Summer Bogetti-Smith had two second-place finishes and one bronzemedal finish.

Long Blades fare well Several Kamloops Long Blades speed skaters performed well at the Kelowna Interclub meet on Saturday. Yolaine Kampman was second overall and Maria Demishkevich was third in the under-16 division. In the under-14 division, Alexander Demishkevich was first overall on the boys’ side and Holly Antifay was first overall on the girls’ side. Dana Coulter was second overall. In the mixed open division, Kris Pynten was first in the 500-m and second in the 1,000-m. Timothy Mburu was first overall in the mixed ability division, Marina Antifay was second and Vladimir Demishkevich was third. Teagan Lawhead tested the padding with a few falls, but still managed silver- and bronze-medal finishes.

Sabres fifth in Chilliwack B team. The Sa-Hali Sabres Austen Langill led finished with a win the Sabres with 13 at the Chilliwack points, Adam Phillips Secondary Storm netted 10 points and Classic Tournament on Quinton Quinn bagged Saturday, Dec. 7. eight points. Sa-Hali placed fifth Langill was named a with a victory over tournament all star. the Sardis secondary FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice Please be advised that in the December 6 flyer, on page 19A, the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity And Sleep Wristband (Web Code: 10270645/44/47) is currently NOT available for purchase. Also on page 26, the LG 4.6 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer (WM3050CW) (WebCode: 10265902) was advertised with incorrect specs. Please be advised that the washer's CORRECT capacity is 4.6 cu. ft., NOT 4.0 cu. ft. and it does NOT have a steam function, as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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Since the Big Little Science Centre opened in 2000, Gord Gore has spent just about every day on site. Now, he’s retiring. Dave Eagles/KTW

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HEN GORDON Gore was a teenager, his heroes weren’t Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein. Golf was his passion back then and he saved his admiration for Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. In fact, Gore said, he had absolutely no interest in science at all, only taking a course in the subject when he was in Grade 10 when he’d had enough of Latin and the arts — the education stream his dad had enrolled him into at Lachine High School in Quebec — and someone suggested he might find it more interesting. But, Gore said, he chose physics and skipped biology because his brother Steve had forewarned him “you had to memorize a lot of Latin names.” Soon, however, Gore developed a love for science that he carried with him as he studied at UBC to become a teacher — and it fuelled his postretirement passion to create what Kamloopsians know today as the Big Little Science Centre. He’s been there almost daily since it began but, now, age, health and the cost of taxicabs in the city have led Gore to finally declare himself retired from the place that brings science to life for hundreds of children every year. “You can’t teach excitement for science,” Gore said, noting kids have to do science, to have the various props and tools and elements in their hands, making them work, learning why they work. X See GORE B3

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The deadline for submissions to Theatre B.C.’s provincial playwriting competition is Dec. 31. The annual contest is open to all British Columbian authors. Entries must be original scripts, either fulllength or one act. An independent jury will select winners in comedy and drama categories. Winners will receive $1,000 for full-length, $750 for one-act and $500 for a script of special merit. For more information, go online to theatrebc.org, call 778-471-5620 or email pwc@theatrebc.org.

ENTERTAINMENT The hotel is also offering a special rate on rooms that night. For more information, call 250377-8075.

KAC call for artists The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for artists for its fourth annual Art Exposed exhibition at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre next year, Artists of all ages and skill levels can submit up to two pieces of work for the 10-day show, which opens on Feb. 14. Deadline to apply is Jan. 25. More information and an application form can be obtained online at kamloopsarts.ca or can be picked up at the centre at 7 West Seymour St.

New Year’s Eve at the Plaza The Plaza Hotel will also be musical as the year changes, with featured act Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce taking the state. Tickets are $75, which includes a dinner buffet in the Fireside restaurant at the hotel, party favours and a bubbly beverage at midnight. Bruce Bruce Dunn Dunn Music Director

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Gore saw the power of handson learning while at UBC, where it had a program that brought innercity kids to the university to do exactly what Gore replicated with the science centre. He credits much of his inspiration to his years at the university and to the professor who taught him his electricity course, a man who saw his lectures as “the most important thing he was doing that day.” In particular, Gore said, he remembers going to class one day in 1957 after the Soviet Union put its Sputnik satellite into orbit and the professor did a special lecture explaining how satellites are sent into space. “I wrote to my parents, who had a Grade 6 education, and told them all about it. And that probably influenced me to become a teacher.” Gore was teaching at UBC when he got a telegram from the then-superintendent for Kamloops schools, offering him a two-year contract teaching at Kamloops High School. He took the job, he said, but, when the contract was up and the teacher he was replacing returned from his overseas stay, Gore went back to UBC as an assistant professor. Eventually, however, he found himself back teaching in Kamloops at Westsyde secondary, a school that has a hallway named for him and from which he took an early retirement in 1991. His love of science and teaching still strong, however, Gore — who had been collecting scientific equipment through the years, building some himself — started to do science shows. “The kids just loved them so much I wrote to the superintendent and asked for an empty classroom to put everything in and make a bit of a centre,” Gore said. “He told me there was an empty room in Westsyde, so that was great.” The centre opened in 2000.

Big Little Science Centre founder Gordon Gore shows visitors Bryanna Dyer, 8, and her six-year-old brother, Ken, the effect of air pressure on marshmallows during a presentation last year at the centre in its former home at George Hilliard elementary. KTW file photo

Through the years, it has grown — and had to relocate — and now shares the former Happyvale elementary school with three day care centres. The centre has four of the classrooms, as well as the gym, and boasts 140 hands-on stations for kids to learn science. “I asked for the whole school and we could fill it with all of this,” Gore said of the centre, “but, the ministry [of education] had another priority, I’m told, to put day cares there.” Gore said the best set-up for the centre was when it was in George Hilliard elementary, where he spent “thousands of my own dollars setting things up there. “It was a good set-up and we were there for 18 months and then

we were told we had to move again. “That was a heart-breaker.” Gore said he’s not likely going to be in the centre because, with health issues and requiring either a walker or wheelchair to get around now, he has to rely on taxis to get him there, something that ends up costing him upwards of $25 to make the 10-kilometre trek from Westsyde, where he lives, to Brocklehurst, where his passion resides. He could use the HandyDart system, he said, but it requires booking days in advance and, with his health issues, he can’t always plan ahead. He’s also had to stop doing the newsletter he’s been producing monthly to promote the sciences and showcase some of the classes

that have been there to visit. In fact, he said, he has 14,834 photographs on his home computer of kids playing while they learn at the centre — and a lot of them have been in those newsletters. He’s hoping someone will step up and take it over, just as he’s hoping to see one more relocation of the centre, this time to where he thinks it truly belongs — at Thompson Rivers University. In his mind, Gore sees a dedicated space where all the stations can be set up, where students can come and learn and where the education faculty can also send its students to see for themselves how hands-on teaching results in fun — and learning. The idea grows from there, with Gore seeing the centre taking advantage of the science faculty

and all the expertise that would be available. “Hands-on science is how you make science real to kids,” Gore said when he was presented with an award for science promotion by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada in 2011, an award that brought with it a $10,000 prize — and money he put right back into the centre. One day, when a class was about to leave to head back to school, a mom approached Gore and told him her son wanted to speak with him. “Her son, maybe 10 years old, approached me shyly and said: ‘Mr. Gore, this is the best school day I had in my whole life.’” Gore smiled at the memory. “That’s what it’s all about.”

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B3 Kings set to celebrate Christmas in the River City The B3Kings are coming back to Kamloops to celebrate Christmas. The house band at Vancouver’s Cellar jazz club includes Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Chris Gestrin on the Hammond B3 Organ, Bill Coon on guitar and Denzal Sinclaire on drums and vocals. Each musician is renowned in their own right. Weeds is best known for his work with Lonnie Smith, but he has performed with many other musicians including Jim

Byrnbes, Lou Donaldson, Ross Taggart and Joey Defrancesco. Gestrin, when he’s not performing in his own right, owrks as a keyboardist, composer and producer with artists including Randy Bachman, D.O.A., Swollen Members and Loudon Wainright III. Coon has been nominated for Juno Awards and has performed with another who’s-who of musicians including Dee Daniels, Campbell Ryga and Jill Townshend.

And Sinclaire is known as one of the country’s most-popular jazz vocalists. He’s fronted the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, among other gigs,in the past. Tickets are $32 for adults and $20 for youth, with taxes and service charges included. Tickets are the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-3745483, kamloopslive.ca. Doors open for the show at at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St., on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., with music starting about a half-hour later.

Hugo Rampen, executive director of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, will be leaving the position in March at the latest. Rampen chose not to renew his contract but has agreed to stay until a replacement is found, providing it is accomplished by March. The event’s board is recruiting from across the country to fill the position, with five applications received to date. Meanwhile, advance tickets for the 2014 festival, which runs from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17 at the Salmon Arm fairgrounds, are on sale for festival members at reduced prices until Feb. 28. Rates, including tax are $119 for adults, $85 for youth and students with valid student ID and $97 for seniors. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. A membership can be bought for $12. Information on buying advance tickets is online

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NYE at the Coast Black Dog Blue and the Bollywood Shiamak Dance troupe will provide entertainment as the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre rings in 2014. The dance troupe is know internationally, having performed in front of world leaders including Bill Clinton and Stephen Harper. Black Dog Blue, a Kamloops band, is a regular on the local music scene. Cost for the evening is $89.99 per person, which includes a buffet dinner, party favours, champagne at midnight and entry in a door prize. There are also special hotel rates available, as well as a New Year’s Day brunch buffet for $25 at Prestons restaurant. For more information or to order tickets, call the hotel at 250-8286660.

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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CP Holiday Train in Kamloops on Dec. 14 The 2013 CP Holiday Train’s journey in support of food banks is now well into its Western Canadian portion of this year’s three-week trek. The train will be in Kamloops on Saturday, Dec. 14. Since Nov. 25, the 15th annual Holiday Train has been raising money, food, and awareness for local food banks in more than 30 Canadian communities, featuring Crystal Shawanda, Jim Cuddy and Melanie Doan. Canadian country music stars Doc Walker joined the Holiday Train in Winnipeg. At the same time the Holiday Train is travelling through Canada, a second brightlydecorated train is rolling across the United States with the same mission of helping local food banks in the fight against hunger in their neighbourhoods. Each Holiday Train consists of 14 brightly decorated railcars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage for performers. They’re each decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs. For the 15th year, CP’s elves have updated the lighting that adorns the sides of the two

trains that are part of the Holiday Train program. CP asks that attendees bring a nonperishable food or cash donation. All donations stay with the food bank in the community where they’re donated. Items like infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in particular demand. In addition to raising money and food for local food banks,

Canadian Pacific will match all donations to the Breakfast Club of Canada during this year’s Holiday Train journey. People are encouraged to go to breakfastclubcanada.org to make a donation that CP in turn will match dollarfor-dollar. This matching program is above and beyond the donations made to community food shelves at each stop. As well, at the

Hamilton Holiday Train show in Hamilton on Nov. 30, CP presented the organization with a cheque for $100,000 as further support. For additional information, photos, a route map, and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit cpr.ca. Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow the two trains on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain or with the hashtag #CPHolidayTrain.

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First-graders get taste of highschool art with buddy program By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

When Allison Ring headed up the hill to South Kamloops secondary on Friday, Dec. 6, she was expecting to spend an hour working with play dough. That’s what her Grade 1 class at Lloyd George elementary usually uses when it wants to make sculptures. Instead, she and 21 of her classmates got to spend the lunch hour with a group of high school art students who work primarily in clay, rather than salt and flour dough. That suited Allison just fine. “I like clay more than play dough,” the six-year-old said, applying a mixture of clay and water to her sculpture with a toothbrush. She and her Grade 11 partner Cheyenne Calhoun had already finished their buddy assignment to create a snowflake ornament and had moved on to extra projects. As Allison added more clay goop to her sculpture’s head — and her hands, now covered in a fine layer of grey — Cheyenne worked on an

extra present for her buddy: A heart inscribed with her name. The collaboration was dreamed up by SKSS art teacher Lisa Yamaoka, who said she wanted to get her group of grade 10, 11 and 12 students engaged with a group of people in the community they might not socialize with on a daily basis. While the older students taught the five- and six-year-olds how to make shapes and stick pieces of clay together, the Lloyd George class taught them how to say words like clay, snowflake and winter in French. Yamaoka said the buddy activity was also a change to talk to her students about the way people of different ages perceive each other. “The little kids are nervous to come up because of what they assume about teenagers,” she said. “But, the teenagers are nervous too.” However, by end of the hour, it looked like most of the students from both schools were over any previous shyness. “It was kind of fun meeting you,” Allison told her buddy. Cheyenne agreed.

South Kamloops secondary student Cheyenne Calhoun (left) and Allison Ring, a Grade 1 student at Lloyd George elemenary work with clay during a buddy exercise at the high school on Dec. 6. Andrea Klassen/KTW

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Dec. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 5. — with the exception of Christmas day — from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t ask how many lights illuminate the trees, the walkways, the hills — pretty much anywhere you look. Highlights include the laser show, which runs every half hour, with the final show at 8:30 p.m., the wolf feeding at 6:30 p.m., the maze, the family farm and nightly shows with Uncle Chris the Clown.

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Kamloops sends 800 sweaters to Syrians At the beginning of October, the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kamloops issued a plea to the residents of Kamloops. The church asked for new and gently used sweaters to ship to Syrian refugees facing a harsh winter. Two months later, the sweaters have been tallied, and 800 of them — for children, adults and babies — were boxed and shipped to Winnipeg, from where they’ll eventually make their way to Syria. “When we began this project, we thought that if we could gather 100 sweaters or so we would be doing good,” said Gordon Heselton, Lord of Life’s pastor. “Thanks to the generosity of Kamloopsians, we received eight times that number. “Almost every day, our donation box was full of bags of clothing. We were scrambling to find enough large boxes to thip them all.” Heselton also thanked other Kamloops agencies who helped

with the sweater effort, including St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop and Home Hardware. In addition to the sweaters, Heselton said, the drive also brought in jackets, pants and other winter-wear items. They have been donated to the Lighthouse Ministry and other organizations in Kamloops. Across Canada, the goal of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) was to send 10,000 sweaters to Syrian refugees. They collected more than 40,000. The first 40-foot container of sweaters is being shipped from Winnipeg to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, which is home to 110,000 Syrian refugees. The second container will be shipped later this month. Donations are still being accepted from those looking to help CLWR send the sweaters to Jordan. Donations can be made at any Lutheran congregation in Canada,

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Help Santa! There are times when Santa needs a bit of help and, this year, he’s asked his friends at the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis

Health Society to provide assistance. As part of his preChristmas promotional tour, Santa is heading to the agency at 517 Tranquille Rd. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m., where he’ll be posing for photos with chil-

dren and families who want to drop in — at no charge, something he’s doing particularly for those families who can’t afford the cost of a picture with him at a mall — and handing out toys. However, since the elves are geared up for a Dec. 24 delivery, Santa is hoping people in Kamloops might drop off some toys for

kids from babies to teens at the agency by Thursday, Dec. 12, to be wrapped up to be handed out. Those who want to make cash donations so agency elves-in-training can buy toys will receive tax receipts. In addition to photos at 1 p.m., there will be carolling along Tranquille Road from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.,

appetizers, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. A raffle of a quilt made by Sandy Wolff will also be held at $2 per ticket or three tickets for $5, with proceeds donated to the Out of the Cold program. The agency is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and can be reached by phone at 250-554-1176.

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Poppy sales raise more than $60K Kamloops Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 wrapped up its 2013 Poppy Campaign recently, topping last year’s contributions of $60,000. “We exceeded last year’s numbers, likely due to the campaign being slightly longer this year,” said Kamloops branch poppy chairman Clarence Schneider. Money raised by the branch’s largest annual fundraiser will provide

Honouring the best at Brock Brocklehurst Middle School Honour Roll Term 1 2012-2013 First-class Achievement & Effort Grade 7 SydneyBailey Eric Bertuzzi Preston Bodo Kaylyn Brulotte Rachel Bush Brooke Butcher Same Carne Jordane Cave Keiran ClarkHumphrey Adison Davies Erin Dombrosky Jordyn Ferber Cassie Ferguson Thea Flundra Ashley Fraser Sophie Hunter Sydney Irwi Brady Jackson Rhese Johnson Julia Johnston-Brew Lucas Jorgensen Tristin Kicia Chloe MacLean Arman Mattu Birch Mierau Laura Noble Gurneet Padda Nathan Paille Sara Prachnau Kinberly Rexin Cale Rhone Brady Ross Jayden Schmunk Hayley Smith Ty Steffler Strider Williams Lexis Woitas Mykaela Woods Waylen Zhou Grade 8 Caelen Afamanchuk Chase Androlick Lauren Arnett Tristan Arychyk Brittany Bond Denae Branchflower Ria Cameron

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support in various ways to former service people and their families. From helping veterans with mobility issues by obtaining a scooter, to supporting a widow with muchneeded hearing aids, to providing post-secondary support to veterans’ families through bursaries — the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52’s annual poppy campaign raises money for myriad causes.

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From A to Z, Brock honours its students X From B9

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Achievement & Effort Grade 9 Alexandra Leblanc Jenn Pierson Alisa Adamson Joven Atwal Colton Mathga Samantha McCordell Riley Jadeson Teagan Leslie Kyleigh Stewart Koby Studer Natasha Hobbs Daylin Levin Taylor Walker Makayla Alexander Tristin Arnold Gina Burgess

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Kamloops mom wants you to sign petition Kamloops mom Nicole Lyons is hoping people in the River City will join her in her fight to improve access to mental-health services for youth. Lyons is one of two people in the Interior promoting a petition for Partners for Mental Health. The campaign asks provincial, territorial and federal government levels to put more money into youth mentalhealth services and make them available to all, not just to

families that can afford them. Lyons has had to access mental-health services in the past to assist her with managing a bipolar condition. She said she found the support, doctors and nurses wonderful. However, as Lyons learned more about the system, she discovered most children and youth diagnosed with a mental-health illness will wait at least a

year for treatment. Factor into that the number of Canadian youth who kill themselves annually and her knowledge became a cause she wants others to support. The petition can be accessed online at rightbyyou. ca and notes it wants the federal government to invest $100 million over four years to create a National Youth Suicide Prevention Fund.

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HE EXACT date of Christ’s birth is not mentioned in the Bible. The scant clues in the Bible indicate that, if there were such a person, he was probably not born during the winter season. Early biblical scholars and later, others such as Isaac Newton, speculated as to the choice of Dec. 25, but they did so long after the supposed fact. What is known as historical fact is that Christmas was already established on the Roman Calendar as Dec. 25 by the fourth century CE, melding into the pre-existing Roman holidays of Saturnalia and Juvenalia. The birth of the Roman sun god Mithra had already been celebrated on Dec. 25 for some considerable time prior to this. Each year, the winter solstice of Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 was an important time for the ancient people of the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the time when the days stop getting shorter and the sun reaches its lowest point over the horizon. In succeeding days, the sun’s position rises higher in the sky until the summer solstice, six months later, when it reaches its highest

RICHARD CARLSON Rational THOUGHTS point above the horizon. For them, the winter solstice marked the beginning of a new season of life. It was a natural time for celebration. Peoples of the Northern Hemisphere, particularly those of the Nordic countries, had various midwinter holidays. Adding Christmas to this time of year was relatively easy and natural for them as they were converted to the new religion. That Christmas has its roots in these holidays is evidenced by the various northern European traditions that are still with us today. Long before Christianity, the people of the Nordic countries celebrated the Yule by bringing in large logs for the home fires. Hence the term Yule Tidings and the Yule Log. Kissing under the mistletoe is also a seasonal pagan tradi-

tion with its origins in the myth of the Scandinavian god Baldur, once believed to be the god of light and spring. Elsewhere, Druids hung holly from windows, believing its prickly leaves would fend off evil witches and spirits. What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? There is no reference to any one resembling Santa Claus anywhere in the Bible. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and Kris Kringle, was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas. Even though the Christmas tree, in its contemporary form, is Christian in origin, having its roots in 16th-century Germany, earlier pagan cultures also decorated evergreen trees without cutting them down. The modern tradition of the Christmas tree was first popularized in Britain with the marriage of Queen Victoria to her German cousin, Prince Albert. Halfway through the long, northern winter, people would take stock of their food in storage and any excess over what was needed to get them through to the spring growing season was used to

celebrate the winter solstice. This is the real origin of the Christmas day feast. Christmas is an evolved holiday, a mosaic of traditions we have inherited from our ancestors. It has dominated the midwinter festival for 1,600 years but, in our long history as humans, this is a mere moment in time. Let us celebrate it for what it is to each of us without one group trying to claim it as their own to the exclusion of others. Let us also acknowledge people of many other traditions also participate in non-Christian midwinter celebrations. Let us be inclusive and celebrate goodwill to all humankind. Let the festive season be a time of rebirth, of optimism, of hope for a brighter future and a time to remind ourselves to be concerned with welfare of others. Yule Tidings, Happy Festivus, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays and, yes, of course — Merry Christmas.

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Mercedes’ Sprinter is affordable and works for work X From B16

Let’s leave that aside and focus on the cargo carrier I briefly drove and what’s new to the lineup. Not to say that my quick spin in the 2014 was my only brush with the Sprinter, as I’ve spent plenty of time driving the previous generation cargo van around town, and on a Mercedes-Benz driving adventure that took me from Edmonton to Anchorage, Alaska — approximately 3,200 kilometres on ice- and snow-covered highways. Mind you, that was in a unit powered by the only engine available then — the stout 3.0litre V6 BlueTEC turbo diesel. It employs the company’s clean diesel technology that converts nitrogen oxide into nitrogen and water, and is not only smooth running, but quiet.

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© 2013 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. Prices do not include taxes & fees. *Payments are based on financing on approved credit with the stated amount down or equivalent trade & include taxes & fees. Total price with $2000 down: #M11068A $44,383.64, #U1508 $29,813.24, #M11015 $37,050.08, #M12134 $51,804.56, #U1510 $31,184.48, #U1509 $31,184.48. © 2013 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. *0.9% financing only available through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit for a limited time. Available for 36 month finance on model year 2009-2012 Certified Mercedes-Benz (less than 140,000 km). Dealer may lease or finance for less. Offer may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for details or call the Mercedes-Benz Customer Relations Centre at 1-800-387-0100. Offers end December 31, 2013.

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Civic undergoing another makeover for 2014 model year The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 15 consecutive years, extends its competitive lead and value for customers with a long list of enhancements for the 2014 model year. Building on the model year 2012 redesign and model year 2013 major refresh, the 2014 Civic features exciting and innovative upgrades including: • New sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe • Interior styling upgrades for all Civic models • New available CVT that enhances performance and fuel efficiency • New available Display Audio with 7-inch pinch, tap and swipe touchscreen

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Offer(s) available on select new 2014 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by January 2, 2014. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013/2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details.. ͞“Don’t Pay Until Spring” offer (150-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on select new 2014 models. No interest will accrue during the first 120 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. Cannot be combined with “up to $750 customer bonus”. §Up to $750 customer bonus is available on 2014 Cadenza ($750), 2013/2014 Rio4&5 door ($200), 2013/2014 Soul ($250), 2014 Forte ($250), 2013/2014 Optima/Optima Hybrid ($300), 2013/2014 Sportage ($300), 2014 Sorento ($375), 2014 Rondo ($300), 2014 Sedona ($400). Savings cannot be combined with Don’t Pay Until Spring offer, customer has the option of additional cash savings or payment deferral. Offer only available on finance terms, not cash or lease offers. &Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BE) based on a selling price of $28,482 is $156 with an APR of 0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,138 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. \Cash purchase price for the new 2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) is $13,502/$19,482 and includes a cash savings of $4,000 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. ‡$4,000 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible new 2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) from a participating dealer between December 3, 2013-January 2, 2014, is deducted from the selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers including the Don’t Pay Until Spring offer. Some conditions apply. 'NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Phase 1: the mail-in entry period for phase I begins on October 29, 2013, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on November 27, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. The vehicle purchase entry period for phase I begins on November 1, 2013, at the start of regular business hours at participating Kia dealerships in Canada and ends at the close of regular business hours at participating dealerships on November 30, 2013. Phase 2: the mail-in entry period for phase 2 begins on November 26, 2013, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on December 26, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. The vehicle purchase entry period for phase 2 begins on December 1, 2013, at the start of regular business hours at participating dealerships and ends at the close of regular business hours at participating dealerships on December 31, 2013. Open to age-of-majority residents of Canada. 60 Prizes (30 attributed to Phase 1 and 30 attributed to Phase 2), each consisting of a cheque that may range in value from $15,350 to $46,859. Odds of winning a Phase 1 Prize depend on the number of eligible Phase 1 Entries received before the applicable Phase 1 Draw Date. Odds of winning a Phase 2 Prize depend on the number of eligible Phase 2 Entries received before the applicable Phase 2 Draw Date. Skill-testing question required. For full contest rules and no-purchase entry details, visit www.kia.ca. 6Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Sorento 3.3L EX AT AWD (SR75HE)/2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Rondo EX Luxury (RN756E) is $34,195/$26,195/$32,195. ÓHighway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.


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kamloopsthisweek.com Announcements ...............001-099 Employment....................100-165 Service Guide ..................170-399 Pets/Farm ......................450-499 For Sale/Wanted..............500-599 Real Estate .....................600-699 Rentals ..........................700-799 Automotive .....................800-915 Legal Notices ................920-1000

Announcements

Announcements

Anniversaries

Coming Events

*Run Until Sold

*Run Until Rented

EEmployment (based on 3 lines)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

(No businesses, 3 lines or less)

1 Issue ..................$13.00 1 Week ..................$25.00 1 Month ................$80.00

Household items, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, furniture, etc.

Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max.)

1 Issue...................................$16.38 1 Week ..................................$31.52 1 Month ............................. $104.00

*$35.00 + Tax *Some restrictions apply.

*$53.00 + Tax *Some restrictions apply. *Ads scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule No refunds on classified ads.

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*Ads scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. No refunds on classified ads.

Tax not included. No refunds on classified ads.

Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10

Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10

Regular Classified Rates

Deadlines 2 pm Friday for Tuesday 2 pm Tuesday for Thursday PAYMENT - All ads must be prepaid. No refunds on classified ads.

Based on 3 lines

Employment

Employment

Employment

Lost & Found

Career Opportunities

Career Employment Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Please note the following Classified Deadline Changes: Paper: Dec 24 Dec 26 Dec 31 Jan 2

Deadline: 12 noon - Dec 20 2 pm- Dec 23 12 noon-Dec 27 2 pm - Dec 30

Happy Holidays from all of us at Kamloops This Week. 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.

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Information

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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.

6290874 Busy and growing Kamloops Optometry Practice seeks motivated, friendly & dynamic

TEAM PLAYER FOR EYE-WEAR SALES & ASSEMBLY POSITION. Previous sales and/or detail-orientated experience an asset, but not required. Continual on the job training to be provided. APPLY TO BOX 1346 C/O KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK, 1365B DALHOUSIE DRIVE, V2C 5P6

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.

BRIDGE TO PRACTICAL NURSING Become a Practical Nurse in just 13 Months!

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

NEXT CLASS STARTING JANUARY 13 HURRY! Our small class only has

CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818

Children Word Classified Deadlines

Childcare Available

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

Between Friends Daycare Has spaces coming available in our 3-5yr old program $600 per month

2 Days Per Week call 250-374-0462

$10+tax per issue 3 lines or less

Employment

HOLIDAY SEASON Kamloops This Week will be closed on the following dates: • Wednesday, Dec 25th • Thursday, Dec 26th • Wednesday, Jan 1st

Garage Sale

Announcements Lost prescription glasses rimless flat arms South Shore area Nov28/29 (250) 461-9331

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Building Service Worker Certificate

Date: Times: Location: Cost:

January 16 – February 3, 2014 Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. NorKam Secondary $700

The program consists of 60 hours of instruction covering both theory and practical application. Hands-on instruction enables students to quickly master the skills required to operate efficiently and safely in today’s competitive market, while the theory enables students to learn the “how’s” and “why’s” of modern cleaning techniques. Basic English speaking, reading and writing skills, and basic computer skills are required. Must be physically able to handle various types of industrial cleaning equipment. Register at Twin Rivers Education Centre, Holt Street, 8 – 4:00 p.m. (Cash, Visa or Debit only). Registrations accepted in the order they are received (max. 20) Call TREC for more information 250-554-3438. School District No. 73 is presently looking to hire relief staff. The Building Service Worker certificate is a baseline qualification for working for the School District and is a requirement from a number of other major employers in Kamloops.

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Call Heather: 250.828.2533 or fax: 250.828.6692

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Infant / Toddler Educator Early Childhood Educator

CERTIFIED ICBC AIR BRAKE COURSE

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Dec. 13-15 • Jan. 10-12

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KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

827 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H6 Phone (250) 374-2119 • Fax (250) 374-5768 • Toll-Free 1-877-374-2119 www.kamloopsfry.com “A Community Justice Agency”

The Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is seeking a full time Building Caretaker who is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of a residential multifamily apartment building. The Building Caretaker works with the Housing Coordinator and performs in suite repairs, calls in contractors when necessary, cleans and undertakes the upkeep of the interior and exterior common areas, prepares suites for rental and responds to tenants requests. There is a requirement to be on call after hours on a rotational basis, possess a current drivers licence and satisfactory Criminal Record Checks are necessary. To apply, submit a letter of application and resume to admin@kamloopsefry.com or 827 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2H6 by 13 December.

Air Brakes 16 Hour Course: $100 20 Hour Course: $175

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Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Business Opportunities

Help Wanted

Alternative Health

Cleaning Services

Pets

Career Opportunities ATTENTION Work from home Turn spare time into income Free training/flexible hours Computer required. www.FreedomNan.com

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking 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.

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

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. Next C.O.R.E. January 11th & 12th Saturday & Sunday. P.A.L. Sunday December 15th. Challenges, Testing ongoing daily. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:

Bill

250-376-7970

Help Wanted GENERAL LABOURERS OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

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

250-374-0462

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.

ELITE CLEANING SERVICES

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information. 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 flexible 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

Sales ADVERTISING Consultants: Our company is always looking for great sales representatives to add to our team. Our business requires a highly organized individual with ability to multi-task in a fun, fastpaced team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Excellent communication skills, valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary. If you have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to:khall@aberdeenpublishing.com We thank all applicants; only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Trades, Technical AVAILABLE immediately for busy Volvo/Mack/HINO dealership located in KELOWNA, BC. Journeyman or equivelant experienced mechanic. Full time with competitive wages and benefits. Volvo/Mack an asset but will consider other OEM experience as equivelant. Forward resumes to jdiesel1@telus.net. or service@gemmdiesel.com Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview. GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca 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 benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. Website: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net. 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. Tutor for Electrical Construction Level 2 student must have good understanding, $20/hr day or evenings in Dec 250376-9572

Work Wanted CARPENTER/HANDYMAN. Renovations, additions, roofing, drywall, siding, painting. 250-374-2774. HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL!

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Electrical .

Merchandise for Sale

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

Mind Body Spirit

Call Gerry 250-574-4602

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

Landscaping

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$100 & Under Vita Master 6500 treadmill by road master elec monitor and pulse meter $65 376-1098

SHOP LOCALLY $200 & Under Brand New LG LED TV 32 inch w/wall mount reg $500 a steal at $250 778-471-2646

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Stucco/Siding

Do you have an item for sale under $750? your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

Fitness/Exercise

Free Items

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Legal Services

Free colored 36” TV Panasonic works well w/large stand with shelves and doors. You pick up! (250) 434-1722 FREE, stand up freezer, works but does not stay frozen, probably just needs a new part, you pick up, 250-5795877 (Westsyde)

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

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

Only 2 issues a week!

call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 Free all for $99 including Free Shipping. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 1-888-836-0780 or metromeds.net

Merchandise for Sale

Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

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

Misc. for Sale 1997 Scandix ski-doo 500 low km, exc cond $1795 (250) 579-8428 Extreme Liquidation T-shirts up to 90% off 5 for $10 tanks and tops $2 Northhills Mall next to the TD Bank Medi chair hydraulic recliner like new olive green $750 (250) 819-4814 MISC4Sale: Camperette $300, Oak Table Chairs-$400, 2-Standard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea Call 250-573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. 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 at: 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 or online: www.pioneersteel.ca

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH – 10 AM Preview: Friday, December 13th, 12 Noon to 7PM Place: 1845 Kryczka Place, Kamloops, BC (Across from Wajax, up hill from Petro Canada Tourist Centre) Trucks & Trailers • (8) Forklifts • Yamaha 600 ATV • Lge Quant Warehouse Racking • $300,000 Building Supply Inventory • Lawn Mowers • Snow Blowers • Gensets • Pressure Washers • Tools • More…

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Pets & Livestock

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

Livestock

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~ 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. Or visit us online at: www.tcvend.com Kamloops Area Business \ Opportunity 1-866-668-6629 www.tcvend.com One of the best small businesses located in downtown Merritt BC. This well established well kept operation has been serving the community for 45 years. The building has a new Lennox 12 1/2 ton air/furnace, new roof, and lots of new equipment. A free standing brick building with paved parking lot. This turnkey operation is priced to sell (below market value) as current owner wishes to retire. If you are serious about being in and owning your own business please forward your inquires to: Business Opportunity c/o Merritt Herald, Box 9, Merritt BC, V1K 1B8

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Real Estate

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Townhouses

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Rentals

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Shared Accommodation

2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 3 Bdrm Northshore top ďŹ&#x201A;r, new renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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1,100 sq.ft. â&#x20AC;˘ 2 Bays 2,700 sq.ft. paved, fenced, lighted compound. 320 sq.ft. mezanine store front ofďŹ ce, clean building. 1,600/MO + GST

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

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

Furn bed rm cls to DT util incl emp or student n/s/p/drink vehicle req $450mo 377-3158

4bdrm duplex NShore new reno $1300 Avail Dec 1 n/s, n/p (250) 376-2475

SHOP LOCALLY

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

Suites, Lower 2bdrm Brock n/s, n/p cls to sch shop and bus $800 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

Rentals

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Suites, Lower

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2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Vacant 2bdrm air $900 incl heat no pets, ref (250) 3760633 North Kamloops

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

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Rentals

Transportation

Townhouses

Recreational/Sale

Downtown 2bdrm 1 1/2 bath N/S N/P $1200 + util quiet mature complex 250-377-0078

TOWNHOUSES Best Value In Town

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

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NORTH SHORE *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms

2006 Terry 28’ 5th wheel. 1 slide slp 6 Documented low mileage, exc cond $21,000 (250) 554-2528 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918

NO PETS

Transportation

Packing material for moving

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

Auto Financing

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

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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)

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Scrap Car Removal

Trucks & Vans

Cars - Domestic RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949

1984 Chevy Short Box. $3500 obo (250) 573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. Must See! 1986 GMC 4x4 1/2 ton v8 auto $3000 phone between 5pm & 8:30pm ONLY 250-377-8702 1996 GMC Suburban gd shape runs great $3800obo (250) 571-2107

Boats

*some restrictions apply call for details

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

Motorcycles

Adult

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

Escorts

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

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.

Once you have finished reading the newspaper, don’t throw it away. Find another use for it. Newspaper makes great filler for packing household goods when moving. As soon as everything is unpacked, take the used newspaper to a recycling center near you.


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YOUR CHEVY

GM STORE

12 Avalanche 1500 LT 4x4

12 Chev Colorado LT Crew

10 GMC Denali 1500 Crew

12 Chev Equinox

07 Avalanche LTZ

#3B296A. 30,545 kms, 6 spd, ABS, Flex Fuel, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 4WD, security system

#3B242A. 4 speed auto, 2.9L, 19,725 kms, 16” alloys, Bluetooth, A/C, CD/MP3, tinted glass

#7567R. Loaded, leather, alloys, 60,000 kms, A/C, MP3, PW, PL, htd. seats, Flex Fuel, remote start

#3R786A. 6 speed auto, 3.0L, 39,643 kms, 17” alloys, spoiler, Bluetooth, MP3, A/C

#2A716B. Leather, htd. seats, sunroof, PW, PL, block heater, MP3, OnStar, traction control

37,995

19,995

$

$

$

39,995

$

27,995

23,995

$

13 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4x4

09 Chev Suburban LTZ

13 GMC Yukon 4x4

12 Traverse AWD

13 Chev Impala LT

#7572R. 23,565 kms, 5.3L, 6 spd auto, V8, ABS, rear A/C, satellite radio, PW, PL, Bluetooth, cruise

#3B662A. 74,907 kms, 6 spd auto, leather, V8

#7560R. 6 spd auto, V8, ABS, 4WD, satellite radio, Bluetooth, A/C, PW, PL, trailer hitch

#7487A. 29,410 kms, 6 spd auto, 4 dr, 3.6L V6, 17” wheels, spoiler, CD/MP3, A/C

#7578R. 6 speed auto, 3.6L V6, 24,258 kms, 17” alloys, Bluetooth, MP3, A/C, tinted glass

43,995

39,995

$

13 Sierra 1500 SLE Crew 4x4

$

$

38,995

26,995

$

19,995

$

12 Chev Silverado 1500 Crew 4x4

13 Chev Spark LT

10 Silverado 1500 LTZ 4x4

03 Chev Tracker 4x4

#7500R. 6 spd auto, 26,882 kms, ABS, 5.3L V8, 17” alloys, A/C, CD/MP3, tilt, PW, PL, cruise

#7574R. 4 speed auto, 1.2L, 14,855 kms, spoiler, hatchback, 15” alloys, tinted glass, block heater

#3B119A. 6 spd auto, 87,067 kms, V8, ABS, loaded, A/C, PW, PL

#3B631A. 4 speed auto, 186,401 kms, 2.0L, 4 cyl, 15” alloys, block heater,

4 FROM

#7533R. 33,560 kms, 5.3L, fully loaded, V8, auto, 4 disk ABS

29,995

33,995

$

$

13,995

27,995

4 FROM $

$

6,995

$

08 Cadillac SRX AWD

09 Nissan Murano AWD

11 Subaru Outback AWD

13 GMC Terrain SLE AWD

09 Suzuki Grand Vitara JX 4x4

#3B518B. 94,920 kms, loaded, leather, sunroof, security system, MP3, XM radio

#7568R. 111,876 kms, 4 dr, V6, auto, ABS, 3.5L V6, block heater, A/C, CD/MP3, tilt, cruise

#4B103A, 55,575 kms, 4 dr, ABS, A/C, PW, PL, htd. seats, tilt, radio data sys.

#7488R. Loaded, 4 cyl, auto, 37,000 kms, PW, PL, OnStar, A/C, satellite radio, Bluetooth, MP3

#3B427A. 4 spd auto, 2.4L, ABS, 49,693 kms, 17” alloys, block heater, CD/MP3, tilt, cruise

23,995

19,995

$

07 Silverado 3500 X/Cab LB 4x4 DURAMAX DIESEL

$

12 Silverado 2500HD LT 4x4

$

25,995

$

26,995

18,995

$

07 Lexus IS 250

13 Silverado 3500 Crew LT 4x4

10 Toyota Corolla SD

#7565R. 2.5L V6, 100,499 kms, 16” alloys, A/C, CD/MP3, PL, tilt, cruise

#7535R. Loaded, V8, auto, 25,500 kms, TV, A/C, PW, PL, tilt, OnStar, Bluetooth, AM/FM

#3B726B. 1.8L, 54,829 kms, CD/MP3, tilt, PM, tinted glass, 4 cyl, two 12V outlets

DURAMAX DIESEL

#3B479A. Loaded, p/seats, lift kit, Duramax Diesel, 6 speed auto, 6.6L V8, 117,993 kms, tilt

33,995

$

#7493R. 6 spd auto, V8, Diesel, 34,665 kms, A/C, Flex Fuel, CD/MP3, OnStar, 17” alloys, tilt, cruise

44,995

$

19,995

38,995

$

$

16,995

$

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smithgm.com Some vehicles not exactly as shown.

BAD CREDIT? NO CREDIT? We’ll get you driving! Call Mike 250-372-2551 or email mbrown@smithgm.com


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First time customers only. Limit one use per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Some conditions apply. Valid at participating locations only. Non-transferable.

#2 - 700 Tranquille Road, Kamloops • 250-376-9712

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Kamloops’ Favourite Toy Store! Calico Critters

Twilight Turtle

Calico Critters are just the cutest little animal friends ever!

Twilight Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room. Choose from three soothing color options – blue, green, and white – to create magical, tranquil environments that are ideal for helping children of all ages ease into a restful sleep.

Teeny, tiny, soft and fuzzy, they’re the most loveable creatures this side of Cloverleaf Corners. Calico Critters are small animals with moveable limbs and turning heads. They’re perfect for imaginary play! Tumbleweed Toys carries a full assortment of critters, homes, vehicles and accessories so children can create an entire imaginary land for the critters.

Available in brown/green, blue & purple. Also available in the series is the Twilight Ladybug and Twilight Carz

Fisher Price RETRO

lego

Puzzles

These toys are just like you remember playing with down to the same tunes they played 30 years ago!

Ravensburger and Cobble Hill puzzles are the highest quality puzzles. With dustless, thick, durable pieces and beautiful images puzzle enthusiasts will find a large selection that they will love.

These TTh he classic toys are simple, classic aand perfect gifts for children and children at heart.

Puzzles range from 275 pieces to 5000 pieces. Also available for the puzzlers is puzzle glue and Roll-Your-Puzzle so you can put the puzzle away and start right where you left off.

Lego is the best-selling toy world wide! Follow instructions to create all sorts of neat projects or create your own with your imagination! Excellent toy for developing fine motor skills and creativity. With the neat minifigures whole imaginary worlds are created. Tumbleweed Toys carries Lego Friends too - now the hottest selling line in the Lego brand.

4M ECO SCIENCE

Toys WOW toys are battery-free, high quality, Britishdesigned, award winning developmental toys, and they’ll be favourites with all pre-school children. WOW toys are great for role play with real life and fantasy themes to feed young children’s imaginations. They’ll love putting the figures and animals in and out of the vehicles and as they get older there are all sorts of exciting details to discover.

Magformers

4M Eco Science Toys give you seven projects to create using components in the kit and recycling items. Make a speed racer, construct a gravity powered walking robot and much more. This and other eco-educational 4M brand science kits are available.

Use the power of magnets and your imagination to create unique structures with these cool, magnetic building panels. Magformers feature intelligent magnet technology that allow tiles to lock and unlock easily. Bright, vibrant panels allow children to discover action and reaction as well as teach early geometry skills. Use the power of magnets and take building to a whole new level!

TumbleweedToys.ca 250.372.3500 945 Columbia Street West • inside Sahali Mall


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Perfect Packages For Gift Giving SPA PACKAGES SPA PACKAGE FOR HIM • 2 HOURS $99 Aromatherapy steam, 30 minute massage, sport pedicure. SPA PACKAGE FOR COUPLES • 3.5 HOURS $334 Couples aromatherapy steam session, gentlemen’s 60 minute massage, Women’s “elemental” facial, couples spa lunch, followed by couples spa pedicures! THE ULTIMATE • 6.5 HOURS $394 An Aromatherapy Steam session, custom aromatic walnut body scrub, 60 minute relaxation massage, spa lunch - customized, “elemental facial”, spa manicure and spa pedicure. ELEMENT OF RELAXATION • 5 HOURS $269 Aromatherapy steam session, customized “Elemental” nature facial, 30 minute massage, spa lunch, spa manicure and spa pedicure. ELEMENT OF FOCUS • 3.5 HOURS $224 Aromatherapy steam session, “elemental” facial, spa manicure and spa pedicure.

THE ESSENTIAL • 2.5 HOURS $140 Rainforest hydrotherapy shower, 30 minute massage, regular pedicure and express manicure. ELEMENT OF RENEWAL • 2 HOURS $129 Aqua Polish (Salt Glow) treatment, followed by a “Rainforest” hydrotherapy shower, 30 minute massage. THE FINISHING TOUCH • 2.5 HOURS $169 Steam, elemental facial, makeup application, shampoo and style. EXECUTIVE DECISION • 1.5 HOURS $75 Aromatherapy steam, 30 minute massage, scalp massage and shampoo and style. Add a shampoo and style $30.

BODY TREATMENTS AQUA POLISH (SALT GLOW) • 45 MIN $84 A full body exfoliation and refinement using the therapeutic benefits of marine elements. Dead Sea salts, plant oils. The result is the most conditioned soft skin you’ll ever experience!

ELEMENT OF HARMONY • 2.5 HOURS $184 Rosemary mint body wrap, aromatherapy steam session, customized “elemental” nature facial.

KAMLOOPS’ ONLY DOWNTOWN EXCLUSIVE AVEDA SPA

ROSEMARY MINT BODY WRAP • 60 MIN $84 Renew body and mind with this stimulating and nurturing wrap. You are exfoliating, smoothed, softened, then wrapped. Essences of rosemary and peppermint will awaken your senses while a scalp and foot massage balance the whole body.

CARIBBEAN THERAPY • 90 MIN $135 A rejuvenating and nurturing body wrap that uses plant ingredients from the Caribbean to nurture and restore the body and senses. Dry exfoliation, smoothing and detoxifying seaweed masque wrap followed by Rainforest Hydrotherapy shower to cleanse you. Carribean cream to finish.

aroma. Depending on your needs a variety of massage techniques will be utilized, featuring: Thai, Shiatsu & Acupressure, Swedish, Polarity Therapy.

ROSEMARY MINT • 90 MIN $79 A cool refreshing spin on our spa pedicure. Exclusive to Aveda only. Deliciously invigorating!

FUSION STONE • 60 MIN $90 • 90 MIN $119 Soothing stone therapy, relaxing techniques and aromology are combined.

DETOX STEAM WRAP/FACIAL • 90 MIN $125 First envelop yourself with a custom aromatherapy steam, followed by a warm wrap infused with your “elemental nature” essential oils, as you melt away a renewing facial is performed.

FACIALS

MANICURES

SPA • 90 MIN $75 A foot relieving treatment complete with sea salt scrub, cuticle and callus removal, hand massage, paraffin dip and polish application.

ELEMENTAL NATURE FACIAL • 60 MIN $99 Restore healthy balance to your skin with a custom essential aroma plant extract treatment.

SPA • 60 MIN $49 A hand relieving treatment which includes care of nails and cuticles, soft scrub, massage and a paraffin dip.

ACNE - OUTER PEACE FACIAL • 90 MIN $109 Discover the most botanical control of acne ever. TOURMALINE RADIANT FACIAL • 90 MIN $109 Mineral rich in Aveda’s “exclusive treatment”.

RAINFOREST REMINERALIZE • 60 MIN $115 An application of a warmed hydrating herbal mixture is followed by a loofah exfoliation. You then are wrapped and warmed. A Rainforest Shower session rinses your body and masque away, finished by Aveda’s own deep penetrating body lotion.

GREEN SCIENCE FACIAL • 90 MIN $109 Aveda’s most powerful firming and lifting facial.

CITRUS GLOW • 60 MIN $79 A fresh grapefruit is, cut and rubbed on your skin, so the fruits citric acid can loosen dead skin cells. A stimulating dry rub is next, followed by a hot towel compress and then rosemary mint lotion is applied to rejuvenate.

MASSAGE • 30 MIN $45 • 60 MIN $84 ELEMENTAL NATURE • 60 MIN $79 • 90 MIN $105 A personalized experience based on the Aveda philosophy and your favourite

EXPRESS • 30 MIN $30 Simply to maintain & for last minute touchups. GENTLEMEN’S • 30 MIN $30 Nail care therapy, shaping, cuticles, combined with an excellent hand massage and completed with a buff for a healthy shine.

THE ORIGINAL • 60 MIN $65 A maintenance pedicure which includes basic nail care, cuticle and callus removal, as well as a nourishing foot relieving massage, with polish to finish MEN’S • 50 MIN $54 The attention he’s needed! Cuticles, calluses, stress and tension are all taken away! NOVA LASH Full lash extensions • $175

PEDICURES CARRIBBEAN • 90 MIN $90 Soak in a milky oasis of Amyris flowers. Mask of green and brown algae with sugar cane and ginger that detoxifies and exfoliates your feet.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ~ EVENING APPOINTMENTS BY REQUEST ~ 250.374.8881 267 Fourth Avenue ~ Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm ~ www.ardeospa.com

STOCKING STUFFERS AT TCC! GIVE THE GIFT OF FUN! YOUTH REC PASS

$

10

Three swims, skates or drop-in basketball visits

ADULT REC PASS

CHILD REC PASS

$

6

Three swims, skates or museum visits Passes can be purchased at TCC’s Customer Service desk. Limit of 4 adult rec passes per client

$

20

Three full access visits to TCC


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