Pipeline proposal would avoid Westsyde, Jacko Lake By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
An expanded Trans Mountain oil pipeline will likely avoid Westsyde and Jacko Lake, according to a facilities application for the project filed with the National Energy Board (NEB) on Monday, Dec. 16. If the NEB agrees it is complete, Kinder Morgan’s application — more than 15,000 pages — kicks off a formal review process that would last 15 to 18 months and include public hearings. The company wants to add a second line to its existing pipeline, built in the 1950s, that would nearly triple the amount of crude and refined oil products it ships from Alberta to Burnaby.
The new line would increase capacity from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 at a construction cost of $5.5 billion. Locally, the project has generated concern from homeowners in the Westsyde area, whose properties sit on the old pipeline’s right-of-way. In its application, Kinder Morgan has suggested a different route to avoid the neighbourhood — one it tested at open houses in Kamloops earlier in the year. “To avoid passing through Westsyde for several kilometres, an alternative to the west is being considered,” the application states. “This alternative would follow a [fibre-optic transmission system] right-of-way through Lac Du Bois Grasslands Protected Area.” The company has stated in past that beyond NEB
approval, it would need permission from the provincial government for such a plan. Other than Westsyde, the application states Kinder Morgan plans to stick to its existing right-of-way between the Tournament Capital and Merritt, save for a few small detours. To the city’s south, the company said its plan is to “jog to the west on the proposed Ajax Mine property to avoid Jacko Lake and a narrow valley where there is insufficient room to install a second pipeline.” Kinder Morgan is also looking at options for routing around two reserves near Merritt. Besides routing plans, the application includes risk assessments, environmental studies and information about consultations conducted with First Nations and the broader public on the pipeline so far.
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In England — and in other countries as the idea grows — coffees are being suspended. Here in Kamloops, Rocky Hunter and his staff are suspending pizzas. It’s an easy process, he said. People who go into his either of his two Domino’s Pizza locations can buy a 12-inch, onetopping pizza for $4.74. They don’t take it home, though. It is “suspended, until claimed by another pizza lover who may be homeless or down on his luck. Hunter said he’s been relying on the integrity of people to not rip off the program, so he’s not asking for people to prove they are marginalized. There’s been a bit of abuse, mainly from some of the street people who are inebriated and have come in several times in one day looking for free food.
The North Shore location has handed out more than the outlet in Valleyview, Hunter said, something he attributes to the simple reality there are more marginalized people in that area than in the east end of the city. There are regular contributors, as well, he said, people who are in every week to pick up their own pies and who will suspend a few more for others. Hunter got the idea from a Facebook page based out of England that promotes suspended coffees and decided to bring it to Kamloops. He also offers it to volunteers in the city’s Snow Angel program that sees people cleaning walkways and driveways for seniors. “Volunteers, man, the world needs more of them,” Hunter said. “And with the suspended pizzas, it’s not about what you’re giving away — it’s what you’re giving back.”
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Will school spring break be extended? By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
Trustees were to discuss last night (Dec. 16) a suggestion to add another week to the spring break for public schools. A report by assistant superintendent Karl deBruijn recommends the change for school years 2014 to 2017. It recommends the board meet with the community to discuss how a two-week break could be accommodated. The change would not apply to the school in Sun Peaks, which has a calendar of four school days a week for longer days. With the additional week of vacation, school days will have to be slightly longer for most schools; the Sun Peaks school would have to move to a day that began at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 4:30 p.m., with one 15-minute morning recess and a 30-minute lunch. DeBruijn said the
idea of an expanded spring break came from the public as the board discussed the school calendar. New provincial regulations require boards of education to develop calendars based on a minimum number of hours of instruction. DeBruijn said that could lead to a variety of different calendars, something the Kamloops-Thompson school district does not want to see because it would prefer to be in synch with other districts. Districts are required to provide 853 hours of instruction during the school year to students in kindergarten, 878 hours to kids in grades 1 to 7 and 952 hours to secondary-school students. Hours of instruction do not include breaks, recesses or lunch periods. Options to increase the instructional hours in secondary schools, for example, could include a shortened
lunch with four 80-minute instruction blocks and one 20-minute break, creating a school day of 6.5 hours. At the elementary level, the day would have six 45-minute and one 24-minute teaching blocks, a shortened lunch (51 minutes) and one 15-minute recess. Jason Karpuk, president of the KamloopsThompson Teachers Association, said the union is not opposed to the change, but wants to ensure there will be no loss of income for oncall teachers. The union also wants to talk with the district about the impact on professional development. Karpuk said both sides will sit down in January to address the change, if approved by trustees, as it might relate to the collective agreement. John Hall, president of CUPE Local 3500, said he’s raised some concerns about the proposal with the board, particularly as they revolve around bus
drivers, “since the buses won’t be running for that second week.” Hall said he was assured the district is working to ensure none of the support staff represented by CUPE will lose money if the report is approved. The report also recommends the district create a committee of principals and other staff to review the change, reporting back to the board by June 30, 2015. It also recommends a committee of school and district administration be created to develop partnerships with other community organizations to create programming for students that could be offered during the two-week spring break.
Kamloops students excelling Student achievement is strong in Kamloops and area schools, with aboriginal females the fastest-improving demographic in the Kamloops-Thompson school district. In his annual report to the board of education, Supt. Terry Sullivan noted all students score consistently above provincial results in all categories of the Foundations Skills Assessment tests. The district has a 95 per cent participation rate in the annual tests, better than the provincial rate of 85 per net. The tests also showed an upward trend in all areas for Grade 7, with numeracy at an all-time high of 69 per cent. The Grade 7 writing result is 25 per cent higher than the provincial average and the Grade 4 reading result
is an all-time high of 66 per net for aboriginal students. More aboriginal students are also graduating with a Dogwood certificate in an upward trend that ranks 8.2 per cent higher than the provincial average. Literacy is a district priority, Sullivan wrote in the report, and various strategies have been introduced to support young learners. The report notes six schools are taking part in the district’s Changing Results for Young Readers pilot program, which identifies and works with atrisk early readers. The district hired an elementary literacy coordinator for numeracy this year who works with teachers and administrators on the issue, which is also a priority in the school district.
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Leong: Cash should accompany apology By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The head of Kamloops’ Chinese Cultural Association (KCCA) says the B.C. government’s latest attempt to formulate an apology for the Chinese head tax comes too soon after the B.C. Liberals’ ethnic-voting scandal, and doesn’t offer enough time for public consultation. KCCA president Joe Leong told KTW the key issue for his association is whether Christy Clark’s government is willing to spend money to back up its words. The government will hold a community forum in Kamloops on Thursday, Dec. 19 to gather feedback on how best to apologize to the Chinese community. The head tax was levied on the majority of Chinese immigrants entering the country between 1885 and 1923. Originally $50, it was raised as high as $500 before it was dropped in favour of an outright ban on most Chinese immigration. While the tax was federally mandated, B.C. received a portion of the fees through a revenue-sharing agreement with Ottawa. As part of an apology, Leong said he wants to see the government commit to building a
Kamloops’ Chinese Cultural Association president Joe Leong said there has not been enough public consultation on the issue of the provincial government offering an apology for the head tax committed against the Chinese community. KTW file photo
museum, preferably in Kamloops, that focuses on Chinese-Canadian history. “Without something like that, it’s really meaningless,” he said. Leong said Kamloops would be a good fit for such a project because of the Chinese community’s history here. “The railway was built here in Kamloops. We have an exclusively Chinese heritage cemetery here,” he said. “We do have a history in Kamloops. “Not only that, back in 1890, for example, one-third of the population of Kamloops was Chinese.” Kamloops was also the first
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Crash that severed leg leads to ﬁne, driving ban By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
It was an accident, but not without blame, a judge has ruled — and a Kamloops woman will now be out $1,000 and barred from driving for six months. Evelyn Jack, 69, was convicted on Monday, Dec. 17, in Kamloops provincial court of driving without due care and attention in connection to an incident in December 2012 that left a man with a severed lower leg.
On Dec. 2, 2012, Jack crashed her minivan into Gregory Harris in the parking lot of Cooper’s Foods in Lansdowne Village in downtown Kamloops. “Ms. Jack’s vehicle came over the sidewalk, knocked over the pedestrian parking post and struck Mr. Harris, pinning him against the pillar,” Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame said in her decision. “Once he was pinned, Ms. Jack accelerated, crushing
Silence follows shooting Kamloops RCMP are dealing with uncooperative witnesses to a shooting on Sunday, Dec. 15, that resulted in a 15-year-old boy being hit by shotgun pellets. The teen was in a basement bedroom of a home in the 1100-block of Chateau Street in Brocklehurst when the pellet came through the floor at about 9:45 p.m. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries. RCMP Corp. Cheryl Bush said there were many people in the house and most would not give information to officers. Bush said it appears the gun was accidentally discharged, but the detachment’s serious-crimes unit is continuing to investigate.
Mr. Harris’ leg against the ornamental surround on the pillar.” Harris’ lower leg was severed by Jack’s van. At trial last month, Jack said she inadvertently hit the gas instead of the brake while pulling into a parking spot outside the grocery store. Harris, who had been in the area watching trains with
his autistic son, was going to Cooper’s to buy lunch when he was struck. Jack called a witness, Steve Aasen, who testified to her driving abilities. Aasen, a retired cab driver, described Jack as a “very good” driver. Court heard she has no prior driving or criminal record. But, Frame said,
that doesn’t diminish what happened to Harris. “I find on the evidence before me that Ms. Jack pulled into the parking spot, but did not brake or stop,” the judge said. “Instead, she accelerated up over the crosswalk, colliding with the handicap post and then striking Mr. Harris and the cement garbage can.
“The horrifying outcome is that Mr. Harris was pinned so tightly against the post that, when she accelerated, his lower leg was severed.” Frame said Jack’s actions are not “a pure accident” — an incident involving mechanical failure or something like a pedestrian jumping out into oncoming traffic.
Prior to sentencing, Frame asked Jack if she had anything to say. “All I can say is it was an accident,” she said. “I’ve never had one before. This is the one accident I’ve had in my life.” Harris was not at the hearing. He has launched a civil action against Jack.
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Accused in killing back in court in January The man facing charges in connection to a violent 2011 beating death in a downtown Kamloops schoolyard won’t return to court until next month. Travis Johnny appeared briefly in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, Dec. 12, before having his matters adjourned to Jan. 23. Johnny, 24, has been charged in relation to the March 22, 2011, death of Archie Lepretre. Lepretre, 23, had
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COVER PAGE STORY Roy Fraser has been found guilty of murdering Damien Marks and Kenneth Yaretz Jr. in April 2009. Despite the convictions, Robert Marks, Damien’s father, dismissed any talk of closure. “They could have hung him and there’s no closure,” he said outside the courtroom. “I don’t know where people get that word from.”
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Roy Fraser showed no emotion in a Kamloops courtroom on Saturday, Dec. 14, as a jury found him guilty as charged on one count each of first- and second-degree murder. It took more than 20 hours of deliberation over three days for the jurors to convict the 56-year-old in the April 2009 murders of Ken Yaretz Jr., 25, and Damien Marks, 31. The convictions bring with them automatic life sentences. The finding of guilty on the first-degree murder count also means Fraser will spend 25 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole. In sentencing Fraser, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Ian Josephson had harsh words for the double-murderer. “These were unspeakable acts of executionstyle brutality of two young men who had their whole lives ahead of them,” he said. The families of both victims spent every day in court for the trial’s five-week duration. They were happy with the
outcome, but said it can’t bring them closure. “They could have hung him and there’s no closure,” Robert Marks, Damien’s father, said outside the courtroom. “I don’t know where people get that word from.” Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse, Ken Yaretz Sr. said the outcome was the best he could have hoped for. “I think justice has been served,” he said. “It’s been a hard five weeks for everybody, both families — a lot of sleepless nights.” After the verdict, both families could be seen crying and hugging one another outside the courtroom. Yaretz Sr. said the two families had grown close throughout the trial. “We’ve got a close bond together,” he said. “We’ve become pretty close.” Yaretz Jr. and Marks were last seen alive on April 17, 2009, when they left Kamloops headed for Fraser’s Knouff Lake property, ostensibly to retrieve some of Yaretz’s belongings. Their bodies were found five weeks later in a shallow grave near
KENNETH YARETZ JR.: Victim
Fraser’s house. Both men had been shot multiple times, including twice in the head. Marks had also been stabbed eight times. The Crown theorized Fraser had killed Yaretz first. Marks witnessed the murder and Fraser then killed him. The first-degree charge was in relation to Marks’ death. The Crown presented no evidence indicating Marks’ murder was premeditated other than its theory about Yaretz being killed first. Yaretz, a convicted drug dealer, was an associate of the Independent Soldiers street gang and had run a marijuanagrow operation at the Knouff Lake property with Fraser in late 2008. Fraser was a convicted marijuana trafficker who had admitted to operating multiple growops in the past. Marks had no criminal record. He and Yaretz developed a close friendship in the year leading up to their death. The jury heard Yaretz had taken Fraser’s pickup truck and signed it over to Kelowna gangsters, and failed to pay Fraser his share after the 2008
grow-op. Fraser was arrested and charged in October 2009, and remained in custody until being granted bail at the conclusion of his preliminary inquiry in January 2012. There is a chance he could receive two-for-one credit for those two-and-a-half years spent in pre-trial custody. Yaretz Sr. took issue with the way his son has been portrayed both in the courtroom and in news stories. “I don’t appreciate what the media has done for the last five weeks, and the last almost four years,” he said. “Sure, they [Yaretz Jr. and Marks] went out and they did what they did to expect to get ahead in life.” Yaretz Sr. said he’s happy to know the man who killed his son will be spending the holidays in a jail cell. “We’re all going to be able to go home,” he said. “He’ll be eating his turkey dinner on plastic plates and spoons. “But, there’s never closure. “We’ll live without our boys for the rest of our lives.”
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Suzan Goguen will serve as Executive Director of ONCORE Central Services. The combined programs of the two societies will employ over 45 staff. ONCORE Central Services will provide a broad range of services to Kamloops and region, including: • • • • • • • • • •
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HERE ARE NOW, AND always will be, unsolved murders in Kamloops and elsewhere. People kill people and, in the vast majority of cases, the suspect and motive are clear, with arrests, charges and convictions following in rather short order. In most homicides, the victim knows their killer. According to Statistics Canada, there were 598 murders in Canada in 2011. Of those, only 90 were stranger-on-stranger killings. Almost half involved a friend killing a friend and about 30 per cent involved a family member slaying a family member. Sometimes, however, people are killed and arrests and convictions do not materialize for months or years. In Kamloops, murders have dominated the news in recent weeks — not new murders, but homicides of the past. Two involve cold cases in which there remains to be an arrest made. One involved an arrest. One involved a conviction. When Roy Fraser was convicted on the weekend of killing Kenneth Yaretz Jr. and Damien Marks in April 2009, it marked the end a trial that brought to light the relationships between the killer and victims, information that, as always, the public is not fully privy to in the months and years between the homicide and the trial. Fraser knew Yaretz Jr. and Marks. Fraser and Yaretz Jr. had been partners in some nefarious activity. Yaretz Jr. had apparently angered Fraser on a number of occasions. As a result, a jury believed the Crown case that Fraser finally snapped one day at his Knouff Lake property and killed Yaretz Jr. and Marks. Fraser was charged 17 months after the bodies of Yaretz Jr. and Marks were
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MUSINGS found on his property. Last week, Kamloops RCMP announced the arrest of Travis Johnny, 24, in connection to the March 2011 murder of Archie LePretre in the downtown core. The 23-year-old LePretre and a cousin had been playing basketball outside Stuart Wood elementary when they were attacked by three men. In the weeks following the homicide, police would only say LePretre was a gang associate and that the attack was gang-related. LePretre’s family vehemently denied he was involved in gangs. And that is all that was known publicly for the next 32 months. LePretre’s murder had joined other cold cases as its memory faded from the public eye, its place in the news marked on each anniversary it remained unsolved, only to again fade away. With the arrest of Johnny, details of what may have led to LePretre’s murder will likely be heard in court. After almost three years, the news of the arrest was surprising, but only served to remind the public that, despite terse, one-line statements from police on unsolved murders, there remains plenty of work being done behind the scenes.
The families and friends of Henry Vandenberghe and C.J. Fowler should take some solace from the arrest of Johnny and the conviction of Fraser, for they are examples of tenacious work by police away from the media spotlight. Vandenberghe, 61, left his Thrupp Street home on the morning of Nov. 28, 2006. Between his house and the nearby bus stop, he was attacked and beaten and died the next day in hospital. KTW and other city media marked the seventh anniversary of his murder last month, stories that included the standard comments from police that Vandenberghe’s murder remains an open and active investigation, despite 84 months without an arrest. The body of 16-year-old Fowler was found in the Guerin Creek area on Dec. 5, 2012. One year has passed and arrests have yet to be made. In the cases of Vandenberghe and Fowler, it is possible police believe they know who committed the crimes and are painstakingly building a case for both. In the death of Vandenberghe, it is more than a possibility though, for legal reasons, police cannot go into detail. We should not be surprised if, in a few weeks or a few months or a few years, police announce suddenly that an arrest has been made in the murders of Fowler, Vandenberghe or other outstanding slayings — Brian Scott (stabbed to death in Battle Street home on Nov. 20, 2006) and Michael Young (killed under Overlanders Bridge on June 27 of this year) are two that come to mind. Remember — the murders of Vivian Morzuch, Brian Cavanaugh and Heather Hamill, among others, were solved well after the victims had taken their final breaths. email@example.com Twitter.com/ChrisJFoulds
The latest Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation report wasn’t a surprise for many residents. There appears to be a bit more rental housing available in Kamloops than there has been in years, but the challenge is the cost. CMHC states the average monthly rent for a bachelor pad is $641, while a one-bedroom goes for $721, a two-bedroom for $850 and a three-bedroom for $1,030. Those numbers are a challenge even for someone who is working, particularly in any sectors dominated by minimum wage. Once the rent is paid, that leaves very little for food or other necessities of life. In some cases, residents are forced into less than ideal housing simply because that’s what they can afford. However, while an abundance of supply should force rents down, reality is far more complex than that. Just the fact that people are willing to pay that much per month shows that’s what the market is able to bear. Also, many landlords have mortgages and, if they purchased during the real-estate boom, they require revenue to service that debt. Maintenance also needs some dollars coming in. But, it’s not all doom and gloom as developers work with non-profit societies and all levels of government to provide a range of housing types. Those options can range from smaller units to some families being provided with the downpayment to purchase a home if they can meet certain requirements. Attainable housing is a serious issue and it has major economic implications as it forces people to leave the area, reducing the available workforce. But, through a co-operative effort that involves all stakeholders, hopefully real progress can be made.
TUESDAY, December 17, 2013
THIS WEEK Speak up You can comment on any story you read @ kamloopsthisweek.com
A selection of comments on KTW stories, culled online
Re: Story: Body identiﬁed as Kamloops man who vanished in 1975: “We need a national database for missing persons to match remains with missing persons. “A DNA database would make sense and could solve some missing-persons cases.” — posted by Darlened
Re: Story: Leong says apology to Chinese community should come with cash: “Enough of this crap already. “Just how long do we have to apologize for the past? “It’s over with and the Chinese community is doing quite well if you ask me. “Lets just give this nonsense a rest forever.” — posted by Grouchy1
Re: Parker column: Less Christmastime complaining, more Christmastime giving: “You are so right. “I do find I am a little more aware I should be kinder when the season rolls around. “If anything comes from the birth of Christ, it is that we treat each other a little nicer around his birthday.” — posted by Bensbitterblog
Canada Post ‘crisis’ is an old Conservative scam Editor: Re: KTW’s editorial of Dec. 12 (‘Canada Post knows it’s simple: Times continue to change’): Yes, times are changing. But, customer service is not something that becomes old or out of style. Home delivery is, by far, the preferred and safest form of communication. If we are to change the most trusted and profitable government Crown corporation, let’s tell the truth. From 2008 to 2012, Canada Post group of companies earned $543 million in profit (page 26 of the 2012 annual report). This includes Purolator and a couple of insignificant companies. The only reason these companies exist is to provide a universal postal system with delivery five days a week. Prior to 2011, Canada Post had a profit for 16 consecutive years, earning about $1.5 billion. In 2011, the Conservative government was bargaining with its unionized employees. Not so coincidentally, the Conservatives settled a lawsuit from the 1970s against the federal government and
the old Canada Post for between $250 million and $300 million. This resulted in the only loss for Canada Post in 18 years. The Conservatives then used this artificial, one-time loss as an excuse to legislate workers back after being locked out and legislating a four-year contract. The union gave up the sick-leave program for savings of $100 million a year to the corporation. In 2012, Canada Post realized a $128-million profit. To say it was only due to the sale of the old Vancouver plant or savings from union concessions is not reasonable when Canada Post has revenue of $7.5 billion. I could just as easily say if all 7,400 managers didn’t get a bonus in that year, profits would have been greater. I could say if Canada Post had not built a super plant for $400 million profits would have been greater. A profit in a $7.5 billion company is just that — a profit. The reduction in mail has just as much to do with mismanagement as it
does with technology. Canada Post has been reducing delivery standards for years and customers are going to the competition for that reason. How is increasing postage to 85 cents going to encourage more customers? How are 8,000 fewer employees paying into the pension plan going to help reduce a deficit? Clearly there is more going on here than trying to transition a company into a more modern concept that still provides service that Canadians demand and to which they are entitled. There is no crisis at Canada Post. This is the old Conservative scam to scare people into thinking drastic action and abuse of process is warranted. There is time for honesty and good faith to come up with an answer that will benefit all Canadians. Unfortunately, the Conservatives have problems with both of the aforementioned. Bob Mitchell president Canadian Union of Postal Workers Kamloops
Change is inevitable for all Editor: Re: KTW’s front-page story of Dec. 12 (‘The postman never rings once’): Take a sucker away from a child and what do you get? A tantrum. Just how much “public service” should we be entitled to receive? Suppose for a moment you were required to walk a couple of blocks to pick up your mail. Would you pay an enterprising teen to make those few steps for you? Yes? How much? No? Would you simply go pick it up yourself? If your house-bound neighbour needed a hand, could you pick up his mail, too? If you lived in the country and your mail was in a mailbox on a rural route, you would grab it on your way home without a second thought. Do you think for one moment a postal service that was making money to pay down the deficit — or, more likely, spending it while trying to appease our constant demands for more — would be axed? I recently felt like complaining to my bank because it started charging me $3, whether I like it or not, to receive my statements in the mail.
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Why the charge? Simply because the overwhelming majority is happy with digital transactions. Mail service is expensive and timeconsuming. Many people don’t even mail a card at Christmas any more — let alone during the rest of the year. Kamloops Coun. Tina Lange is quoted in the KTW story as saying: “Having a person delivering mail to each door is crazy.” I can’t help but agree, even though I like being pampered. Subdivisions have long recognized the principle of community mailboxes. Times are a-changing, folks. Why not complain about something that hurts us more than a little stroll to the mailbox? Stage-coach drivers lost their jobs, too, when that train came through. Life is challenging. Change is fun for some, painful for many, inevitable for everyone. We need to learn how to go with the flow, even while we keep on swinging those paddles upstream. Colleen Carbol Kamloops
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AUTHORING A DONATION: Kamloops Library staff join Kelly Nystoruk (left) and Diane Norris in presenting Kamloops Hospice Association executive director Wendy Marlow (right) with a cheque for $563.15. The funds were half of the proceeds raised by the staff within the TNRD Building during its ninth annual craft and bake sale and silent auction on Nov. 28. LISTEN TO THE LIONS’ CHRISTMAS ROAR: The Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club is busy helping various local organizations. Above: Lion Dennis Bartlett presents a $1,000 cheque to Terri Axani of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kamloops. Below: Bartlett delivers $3,000 to Capt. Lisa Trickett of the Salvation Army. The money is being used to in the Sally Ann’s Christmas fund to help the needy in the Kamloops area.
PAWS FOR A CAUSE: Petland’s Paws for Autism cause in November raised $2,006, much to the delight of store assistant manager Heather Byers (left) and store supervisor Joanna Brown.
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CP Holiday Train warms the weekend
The CP Holiday Train made its annual visit to Kamloops on Saturday, Dec. 14, with thousands gathering behind Interior Savings Centre to greet the festive arrival. While entertainers Melanie Doan and Matt Dusk (below) providing the music, Kamloopsians of all ages donated lots of food to the cause — 3,200 pounds — and $42,000. And, of course, there was the cash donation to the Kamloops Food Bank from Canadian Pacific (left) this year, pegged at $15,000, a figure celebrated by Kamloops MLAs Terry Lake (second from left) and Todd Stone, Kamloops Coun. Ken Christian and food bank executive director Bernadette Siracky. To see many more photos, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the “Community” tab. Allen Douglas photos/KTW
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LOCAL NEWS KIDS, COOKIES AND CARDS Grade 1 Westmount elementary student Brandon Burns presents a cookie and Christmas card to The Hamlets resident Brenda Blundell on Thursday, Dec. 11, during a visit by Sue Hanemaayerâ€™s Grade 1 classroom to the seniorsâ€™-care facility. Dave Eagles/KTW
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After 38 years, identity of deceased revealed A body found in Vancouver in 1975 had remained unidentified for decades â€” until now. The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man found dead 38 years ago as being Alexander Francis Gammie, a 22-year-old Kamloops man who was reported missing in May 1975, when Pierre Elliott
POLICE BEAT Trudeau was prime minister, Gerald Ford was U.S. president and the end of the Vietnam War was only weeks old. Gammieâ€™s body was found in Vancouver and taken to St. Paulâ€™s
Hospital for forensic examination; however, the identity remained a mystery despite extensive efforts by police and coroners. Although Gammie lived in Kamloops, he travelled extensively. He also had raised homing pigeons for years before his disappearance on May 15, 1975. The identification
was made possible this month by modern forensic analysis, in combination with the application of an enhanced identification model developed by the identification and disaster response unit of the B.C. Coroners Service. Aiding in uncovering the identity were the Vancouver Police and Kamloops RCMP
missing persons units. The family of Gammie has been notified.
Pedestrian killed on Dallas Drive An 86-year-old man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while walking his dog in the Dallas area of Kamloops. Kamloops Mounties were called to the acci-
dent scene in the 600block of Dallas Drive at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Staff Sgt. Lane Jumaga said preliminary investigation shows an eastbound vehicle with a male driver struck the senior as he walked along Dallas Drive, just east of the B.C. Wildlife Park, with his dog. Paramedics arrived
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and the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Jumaga said the driver stayed at the scene and is co-operating with the probe. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident. The investigation continues with the help of a traffic analyst, traffic unit and the B.C. Coroners Service.
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â€˘ Feast of the Immaculate Conception: This feast, which is celebrated on December 8, celebrates the belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a celebration of the belief that Mary was kept free of original sin from the moment of her conception. The day is a Holy Day of Obligation within the Catholic Church. â€˘ Chanukah: Some may instantly associate Chanukah with exchanging gifts, but this well-known December holiday is not a celebration of giving and receiving gifts, but a commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Chanukah is celebrated for eight nights and days, and in some years can begin in late November. â€˘ Christmas: Celebrated every year on December 25 (though some Orthodox Christians use a different calendar and celebrate on a different day), Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Traditions associated with Christmas include attending Christmas Mass, decorating for the holiday and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Once celebrated strictly by Christians, the holiday is now celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike and includes both religious and secular traditions.
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Cathy McLeod, member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, is seeking Canadians’ views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “As we plan for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we want a celebration that reflects who we are as Canadians, where we came from and what we can give back,” McLeod. “I invite all constituents in KamloopsThompson-Cariboo to tell us how they would like to celebrate in 2017,” McLeod said. “For many Canadians, this will be their first opportunity to participate in a major milestone celebration. For those of us who witnessed or participated in the centennial celebrations in 1967, this will mark 50 years since that important commemoration.” The federal government of will undertake extensive consultations, with meetings being planned throughout Canada. At the same time, Canadians are invited to participate in the consultations through an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150 or Canada150.gc.ca. Over the next four years on the Road to 2017, celebrations will mark key historic milestones that have defined Canada.
longer-lasting high. “It’s just growing in popularity,” Bush said. “And, again, it’s cheap.” None of the names of those arrested have been made public and court dates have not yet been set.
Kamloops, cocaine — whether in crack form or powder — and crystal meth fetch about $100 per gram and are sold in “points.” The difference with crystal meth is that it takes less of the drug to experience an intense,
in the past. It’s a fairly inexpensive drug and it’s highly, highly addictive.” The increased use of crustal meth was the focus of a community meeting in Kamloops earlier this month. On the streets of
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among the Tournament Capital’s street-level drug users. “What we’re seeing is that we think it [crystal meth] is on even terms with cocaine,” Bush said. “That’s definitely an increase from what we’ve seen
charges expected to be laid are for trafficking cocaine, seven are for selling crystal meth and three are for dealing marijuana. Those numbers, she said, show a significant jump in the popularity of crystal meth
Charges of mischief, shoplifting and uttering threats are being considered after a suspected shoplifter went on a tire-slashing spree in Sahali. The manager of the Shoppers Drug Mart in Columbia Place called police late on Sunday, Dec. 15. Kamloops RCMP Corp. Cheryl Bush said a call was received at about 11 p.m. reporting a woman had been seen shoplifting, had threatened the manager and then left, stopping to use a knife to slash tires on vehicles in the parking lot. Bush said a 34-yearold woman was found
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Norovirus wreaks havoc with RIH surgeries By Dale Bass STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
About 40 staff at Royal Inland Hospital — all from the operating room and recovery areas — were at home on the weekend, recovering from an outbreak of norovirus in their departments. RIH administrator Marg Brown said the sudden outbreak, likely caused when the
staff went for a pre-Christmas staff lunch, led to postponement of 26 elective surgeries on Thursday, Dec. 12 — when the outbreak was discovered — and Friday, Dec. 13. Some more serious elective surgeries went ahead on Friday, Brown said. Dr. Rob Parker, medical officer of health with the Interior Health Authority, said IHA practice requires employ-
ees with any symptoms of a contagious illness to not go to work for another 48 hours after those symptoms subside, he said. Although tests to identify the virus have not been complete, Parker said the symptoms and the fact they appeared about two days after the lunch preclude food poisoning and point to the norovirus.
The illness, which is the most common cause of acute diarrhea and vomiting, happens about this time every year. In the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, it can be a serious medical issue but, for health adults, most will recover within about two days, Parker said. The virus affects the lining of the colon and, because of
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COMMUNITY SKATING WITH SANTA Six-year-old Sasha Watt chats with Santa Claus as she skates with other kids around the ice in Brock Arena on the weekend. The Jolly Old Elf took a break from supervising at the North Pole and meeting children in the malls of Kamloops to drop by the arena for the cityâ€™s Skate With Santa event. Allen Douglas/KTW
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United Way exceeds $2-million fundraising goal Highland Valley and Taseko mines — had yet to reveal what they would be adding to the pot. “We all work 365 days a year on this,” she told the gathering in the Mountain Room at Thompson Rivers University on Thursday, Dec. 12. “But, this is the day we most look forward to.” Gibraltar representatives who made the trek down from Williams Lake, took the stage first, announcing their first campaign had collected $104,000.
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When the wrap-up event for this year’s United Way campaign began, the number showing in the calculator was just $1.3 million, a significant gap from the goal of $2 million. Brenda Aynsley, executive director for the United Way ThompsonNicola-Cariboo, said she wasn’t sure the target would be met, but acknowledged two campaign supporters —
There was a glimmer of a smile cross Aynsley’s face as she stood on the sidelines. As has been tradition for years, a group from Highland Valley Copper crowded onto the stage and told the audience the employees’ campaign there came with a guarantee from the employer it would match all donations to a maximum of $300,000. They then unveiled a stand-in large cheque for $676,185. United Way staff started punching numbers into their calculator — and
Aynsley started to cry. Taking the stage, she thanked everyone, noting Kamloops never fails to amaze her and her agency with its generosity that again saw the campaign exceed its goal, hitting $2.1 million. The other top workplace donation came from Thompson Rivers University, which contributed $61,329. In addition to individual Kamloopsians contributing, 90 workplaces ran their own campaigns to
add to the total. Earlier in the evening, Dannalee Baker, the United Way’s director of community impact, told the group this year’s campaign also saw 29 Days of Caring that saw 263 volunteers taking on projects that need to be done at agencies in the city. The Seeing is Believing bus-tour program, which takes people through the city to have an up-close look at some of those agencies, was also busy, with 13 tours taking 130 people on the two-hour jaunts.
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It’s a packed house at the Kamloops branch of the SPCA. Six weeks after two of its animals tested positive for ringworm, the local shelter was preparing to re-open for adoptions on Monday, Dec. 16. The SPCA will have some dogs and cats available for adoption, as well as a gerbil and a pair of rabbits. Most of the shelter’s animals are still waiting to be cleared for adoption, though animal-care supervisor Sarah Gerow said more could get the clean bill of health necessary by the time doors open. To celebrate off the reopening, the shelter at 1211 Eighth St. in North Kamloops will offer half-price adoptions for kittens, cats and rabbits until Jan. 4. The shelter won’t be accepting new animals at this time, however, because of space restrictions. Instead, the SPCA will focus on bringing some of the 30 animals it is fostering in the community back to its location as space permits. The shelter was required to close after two animals, a dog and a cat, tested positive for ringworm in early November.
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect pets, livestock and humans. It typically appears as red, raised rings on the skin. Gerow said the infection, which typically affects very young or elderly animals, can go undetected for some time, which is what happened this year. “You can carry it and not show any symptoms of it and pass it on to others,” she said. “Or sometimes it takes a while to come down with it. So, they don’t always present right away as having it.” Gerow said there’s not much the shelter can do to prevent the infection from creeping in. “We can test using what’s called a Wood’s lamp, which shines ultraviolet light on the animal’s fur,” Gerow said. “But, I think it’s only 60 per cent of ringworm that will show under that light.” Once it appears in a shelter population, animals can’t be adopted until they test negative for ringworm three times over a six-week period. In the meantime, the animals have to be bathed, the shelter building must be sterilized and each animal has to undergo a course of oral antibiotics. With the loss of donations and adop-
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tion fees, as well as the extra costs of treating the infection, Gerow said the closure cost the shelter about $10,000. This is the second year in a row a ring-
the infection, prompting rounds of treatment and sanitization of the facility. It was one of nine facilities in B.C. closed due to the outbreak.
worm outbreak has hit the Kamloops SPCA in the fall. In 2012, the facility closed from September to mid-October after six cats tested positive for
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Tweet your thoughts on speed limits to Stone The B.C. government’s latest round of consultation on rural highway speeds is offering the public a chance to weigh in on safety measures on the province’s thoroughfares without needing to leave home or put on pants. Transportation Minister and KamloopsSouth Thompson MLA Todd Stone will host a Twitter town hall tonight (Dec. 17) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To join the conversation on twitter. com, tag tweets with #BCSpeedReview and send comments or queries to @ToddStoneBC or @TranBC. Tweets made and tagged correctly during the hour will be considered with other public comments and technical analysis. Besides speed limits, the government is also looking at issues around snow tires, wildlife collisions and slow-moving vehicles. For a more traditional way to comment, visit gov.bc.ca/safetyandspeedreview.
Barriere mayor is new TNRD chair Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys is the new chair of the ThompsonNicola Regional District. Humphreys takes over the post from Area M director Randy Murray. Willow MacDonald, director for Area B, will serve as the board’s new vice-chair. Six members of Kamloops city council sit on the regionaldistrict board: Coun. Ken Christian, Coun. Pat Wallace, Coun. Marg Spina, Coun. Tina Lange, Coun. Nancy Bepple and Mayor Peter Milobar.
Kamloops company wins award A Kamloops company is getting kudos from the provincial government for its work on one of the longest highway repaving projects of the year. ARC Asphalt Recycling Inc. won the 2013 Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the
LOCAL NEWS Year award for paving because of its work on Highway 16, east of Prince George.
According to the Ministry of Transportation, the paving project used lower-emission technology created in B.C. to resurface 129 kilometres of highway, the longest length in the northern region this year.
The ministry is also commending the company for working through challenging weather conditions — a portion of the work was conducted in heavy rains, thanks to the rainforest through which Highway 16 runs — and for managing to
keep heavy tourist traffic flowing during the work.
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Sawmill inspections continue. WorkSafeBC Prevention staff have been working with industry, other provincial regulators, and stakeholders to ensure that BC sawmills and other businesses that deal with wood dust are, and continue to be, in compliance with safety requirements. Directive order, follow-up inspections and industry action
targeted inspections of other wood products manufacturing industries, including pellet plants, and plywood and pulp and paper mills. We
In April 2012, we issued a directive order to all
inspected for compliance for the management
sawmills in the province to conduct a risk
of wood dust, and also examined ventilation and
assessment for combustible wood dust, and
implement a dust-control program. Officers
Ongoing and sustainable compliance
inspected every sawmill in the province for compliance with that order.
In 2013 and going forward, our officers will A CEO-led sawmill taskforce and industry advisory
continue to address combustible dust as a regular
group developed safety resources to distribute to
part of their inspectional activity. This winter,
industry, including best practice guidelines and an
a dedicated team of officers will re-inspect
audit tool for dust-control management.
sawmills throughout the province. The sawmill industry has made significant progress in
Three new occupational health and safety
addressing dust management. We want to ensure
guidelines related to wood dust were published,
that progress and compliance with wood-dust
along with two hazard alerts to address risks
management requirements is being sustained.
specifically related to wood dust. Safety in BC sawmills is a vitally important issue, Our officers re-inspected all sawmills to evaluate
firstly to those who work in the industry, and also
the industry’s efforts to manage combustible dust.
to their families and communities. Our common goal is to make wood-dust management an
Scope expanded to include wood processing operations
integral part of manufacturing operations. We will continue to work proactively with businesses around the province to make safety
In 2012 and into 2013, officers also conducted
a fundamental part of this industry.
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LOCAL NEWS TRAIN YEARS TO BE BACK ON TRACKS Work continues on upgrading Locomotive 2141 of the Kamloops Heritage Railway. Upgrades are required and fundraising continues as volunteers hope to get the beloved train back on the tracks next year. Allen Douglas/KTW
KUROYAMA After a lengthy illness, Sho (Arnie) Kuroyama, 86, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2013 with his family by his side. Arnie was born June 14, 1927, in Port Alberni, British Columbia. In 1943 Arnie and his family were sent to Hastings Park and then on to Bridge River where they were interned during WWII. He came to Kamloops in 1946 where he met and married his wife Mitsuko of 63 years. He worked as an auto mechanic at North Kamloops Motors until his retirement in 1982. Arnie was an avid sportsman and in his early years enjoyed bowling, golﬁng, curling and ﬁshing. For many years he could be seen on the lakes in the area, with his little dog Ebony by his side, as he quietly ﬂy-ﬁshed with an expertise that was the envy of many ﬁshing enthusiasts. Arnie is survived by his wife, Mitsuko; daughter, Gail Jefferies (Ken) and son, Robert Kuroyama (Kathy); grandchildren Terry Murray (Nicole); Rebecca Stewart (Jamie); Matthew Kuroyama (Jenna); Courtney Johansson (Peter); and great grandchildren Kaitlyn (Kurtis); Natsuko; Jacob; Riley and Canon; his brother Saishi (Shank); as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Tokumatsu; his mother, Chieno, his brother, Frank and his three sisters, Fumiko, Jean, and May. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 1:00 at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. We would like to thank Dr. R. McLaren, and the staff on 6 North at Royal Inland Hospital. A very special thank-you to the wonderful angels at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice, there are not enough words to express our thanks and gratitude for the care, love and compassion you have shown to Dad and our family during his stay at the hospice. In lieu of ﬂowers or koden, the family requests a donation may be given to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
July 9, 1948 – December 6, 2013
Turn Again To Life
Jesus passed away peacefully at age 65, in Kamloops, on the morning of Friday December 6. He was surrounded by his family and was smiling until the end. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Sonia, son Daniel, and his family in Mexico and Germany. Jesus moved to Canada more than 25 years ago, with the goal of giving his family a better life. His cheerful and generous personality made him quick and life-long friends, two traits that became the foundation for the lessons he taught his children. Whether he was golﬁng, playing darts, drinking tequila, or working with customers, everyone who met Jesus felt an instant and positive connection to him. He gave everything he had to make others happy, and will be tremendously missed. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the family to support his funeral costs. Any funds received above and beyond this will be put toward a donation for pancreatic cancer research in remembrance of Jesus. A small mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday, December 18 at 1:00pm. A larger celebration of life will also be held in the New Year in Kamloops (location to be determined). If you are interested in attending either ceremony, or would like to make a donation, please contact the family at email@example.com Schoening Cremation Centre #8-177 Tranquille Road Kamloops, BC V2B 3E8 Ph. 250.554.2429
If I should die and leave Marvin John Russell passed away December 9 after a very brief battle with cancer. The eldest of four children, Marv was born in Vancouver, BC on September 22, 1940 and grew up in the Lower Mainland community of Coquitlam. He attended Mountainview Elementary and graduated from Como Lake High. After serving an apprenticeship as a pressman with Jackson Printers Marv worked for The Columbian Newspaper before moving his wife and children to Kamloops in 1976, where he was employed by The Kamloops Daily News and later Cariboo Press in Vernon. After retirement he delivered newspapers, moved vehicles between car dealerships and drove a pilot truck. Marv was predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary Russell. He leaves behind his wife Ellen, daughter Lisa and son Chris (Melissa), his brothers Larry (Lynn), Bob (Myrtle), sister Mavis (Mark), nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. A private service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the many friends who telephoned and visited Marv during his last days. We also wish to thank the nurses of Royal Inland Hospital and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their compassion and excellent care. In lieu of Áowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
you here a while, be not like others sore undone, who keep long vigil by the silent dust. For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine. Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine and I perchance may therein comfort you. MARY LEE HALL
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In recent years, parity among teams competing for the Fulton Cup — the unofficial pre-season high-school basketball championship of Kamloops — has been lacking, to put it lightly. But, that’s not the case in 2013. Will Blair — tournament organizer and head coach of the Brock middle school boys’ basketball team, which will compete in the Fulton Cup’s junior-varsity field — said this year’s event will be competitive. “It’s really looking good this year at all levels,” he said. When action begins on Wednesday, Dec. 18, there will be 26 teams in four divisions — senior boys’, senior girls’, junior boys’ and junior girls’. Blair said South Kam has strong junior-varsity squads in
both boys’ and girls’ play, but the senior events will be a lot tighter. “At the senior level, the South Kam girls are very strong, but not that far ahead of everyone else,” he said. “And, at the senior boys’ level, it’s very competitive. “I could see five teams taking it.” Last year, teams from Barriere and Ashcroft took part in the Fulton Cup. For 2013, Blair said, organizers decided to include just Kamloops schools. “The main reason we made it a bit smaller this year is because we were finding the kids were missing too much class,” he said. The Fulton Cup wraps up on Friday, Dec. 20. All games will be played at the Tournament Capital Centre and the Thompson Rivers University gym.
Finals schedule All finals will be played on Friday, Dec. 20. JUNIOR BOYS’ SENIOR BOYS’ 4:30 p.m., TCC2 7:30 p.m., TCC1 JUNIOR GIRLS’ SENIOR GIRLS’ 6:15 p.m., TCC2 5:45 p.m., TCC1
Pictured: In dark tops (bottom left), Sarah Hall, (Sa-Hali), Jaida Wallat (Sa-Hali), Haley Cochran (Sa-Hali); top left in dark tops, Tatjana Stone (left), Evan Hegason and Katy Thorne (South Kam), Ben Sama, Anna Frenkel (South Kam) and Emma Piggin (South Kam); lower right, in light tops, Michael Mayhew (left) and Dylan Marshall (South Kam); top right, dark tops, Austen Langill (Sa-Hali), Arjun Dhaliwal (Sa-Hali) and Adam Phillips (Sa-Hali). Dave Eagles/KTW
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sion in Moose Jaw. Kamloops is in Swift Current tonight (Tuesdsay, Dec. 17, 5 p.m. face-off on Radio NL AM 610) before the Christmas break. Kamloops fell 5-2 to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 15, with the fifth game in six nights taking its toll. Cole Ully and Ryan Rehill had two point each, while Taran Kozun made 26 saves. The Blazers defeated the Saskatoon Blades 3-2
on Dec. 14 behind Carson Bolduc’s two goals and Kozun’s 38 saves. Kamloops knocked off Prince Albert Raiders 4-2 on Dec. 13 behind a seven-point effort from Matt Needham and Ully and 39 saves from Kozun. Raider goaltender Cole Cheveldave, traded to Prince Albert from Kamloops in the off-season, did not play. The Blazers beat the Regina Pats 4-3 on Dec. 11 in a wild contest in the Queen City. The Pats led 2-1 with 1:22 left in the third period, but the two teams combined for three goals in that span to send the game to overtime and, eventually, a shootout, during which Jesse Shynkaruk won it for Kamloops. Kozun had 39 saves in the win, while Needham and Ully had three points each. Kamloops dropped a 5-2
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Josh Graham had originally planned to spend the back half of 2013 playing football for South Kamloops secondary. But, when the he learned the program wouldn’t be running this year, the high school senior decided he would try something new with his winter — like dressing up as a prince in an attempt to win the hand of the daughter of the local sultan. Graham, along with a cast of 50, hits the stage over Christmas in this year’s Laughing Stock Theatre Society pantomime, Aladdin. The story of boy-meets-genie takes its cues from the popular Disney animated film of the same name, said director Vance Schneider, but with a panto twist. “I took the Disney concept, the movie, and took all of the familiarity of that and then put in a panto component, so threw in all the regular panto characters you’d expect: The dame, the brothers, the foolery, the ridiculousness,” Schneider said. Among new characters penned for the Kamloops production are Aladdin’s mother, Agrabah’s morally dubious laundress and a pair of secret agents intent on shutting the show down on behalf of old Walt himself. A British Christmas tradition, pantomime includes slapstick, songs, romance, men dressed as women, women dressed as men — and plenty of audience participation. Pantomime has four rules, Schneider said, but no fourth wall. Audience members need to be ready to cheer for the hero, boo the villain, shout “Yes!” or ”No!” to win arguments and let the actors know when someone’s creeping up behind them. Attending the play in costume is also encouraged. Veteran panto performer Abby Wale (Jasmine in this year’s production) said the shouting makes for an experience like no other. “I love it. It’s so different than what you learn in regular drama,” she said. “Regular drama’s like, you are in character 100 per cent of the time, you never break the flow, you ignore the audience. Everything is very shut off and this is not.” “You get a reaction,” Graham agreed. “You actually get to talk to people and get a reaction, so it’ll be a different show every night.” Aladdin will be Laughing Stock’s biggest show to date, in part because of the cast numbers. In addition to 20 adult actors, Schneider said 30 young chorus members between the ages of seven and 15 are hitting the stage. Besides adding to the action, Schneider said the younger company members also give Laughing Stock a talent base it can grow over the years. “There’s such a diverse and wide talent base in Kamloops,” he said. “It’s nice to see so many people embracing theatre and coming in young just to do some dance steps and some background action and then evolving and coming in to more senior roles as they get older.” Aladdin runs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 27, Dec. 28 and Dec. 30. Afternoon matinees will hit the stage on Dec. 24, Dec. 26, Dec. 28 and Dec. 31. All performances are held at Sagebrush Theatre, 812 Munro St. Tickets are at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne Street, online at kamloopslive.ca or available by phone at 1-866-374-5483.
The cast of Laughing Stock Theatre Society pantomime, Aladdin, have been rehearsing for this year’s big show, which will take place at Sagebrush Theatre from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31. ABOVE: Daisy (Carpet) , Ivan (Abu), Josh (Aladdin) and Tom (Genie) nail down a scene. LEFT: Torrey (Jafar) and Abby (Jasmine) rehearse in advance of opening night. John A. Neill photos
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FRAME JOB: Make a holiday mosaic frame Spending quality family time with each other is what makes the holidays so much fun. There are so many different things to do together that it sometimes can get a bit overwhelming finding a project to try out. One of my favourite things to do is take photos of my kids and print them out as gifts. Making a sparkly mosaic frame for those family snapshots will certainly jazz the picture and will give that personal touch to a family portrait. This project is for anyone of any age, though young children will need some supervision. Check the next page to see how it’s done. 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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B3Kings back in Kamloops to celebrate Christmas season 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., 250-374-5483, 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 halfhour later.
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#M12134. 3.6L V6, 7 spd auto with manual, 2 tone leather interior, multimedia Harman Kardon audio, 986 kms
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For a complete listing of our Mercedes-Benz Certified vehicles visit www.zimmerautosport.com © 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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New-look Honda Ridgeline to debut within two years An all-new Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will come to market in less than two years and, today, Honda shared a sketch expressing the new truck’s styling direction. Like the innovative first-generation model that earned 2006 North American Truck of the Year and Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors after its fall 2005 debut, the next-gen Ridgeline is being designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. at its Los Angeles and Ohio R&D centers. The Honda Ridgeline broke new ground in the American pickup market with its unique design featuring a spacious five-passenger cabin, smooth ride and handling, and half-ton truck capability. The first truck of its kind to be built on a closed-box unibody platform, the Ridgeline introduced innovative new features to the pickup segment, such as its large in-bed trunk and dual-action tailgate.
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COMMUNITY EMBRACING DOG DAYS OF UNIVERSITY Thompson Rivers University fine-arts student Ed Chueng takes a short break between writing exams to pet Marlee, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel (left) and Mollie, a golden retriever, in the Brown Family House of Learning. Petting the pooches is part of a stress-reduction program at TRU, created in conjunction with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program, to help students find ways to relax during the semester. Dave Eagles/KTW
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Group of companies involved in road construction /maintenance and gravel crushing require a Controller for their Terrace head office. The Controller is responsible for all accounting up to and including year file preparation as well as all banking, insurance and project bonding. This position is also responsible for supervision of the office staff. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years experience in accounting and financial statement preparation. They will have excellent communications, problem solving and time management skills and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience with Sage AccPac ERP, Sage 50 and Microsoft Office will be an asset. Located in the rugged Coast Mountains in Northern BC, Terrace boasts a spectacular landscape. The area provides year-round access to outdoor recreation opportunities including world class fishing, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking and bike trails, camping and white water rafting. The business community is buoyant and while they are increasing steadily, house prices in Terrace remain reasonable. We offer wages commensurate with experience and an attractive benefit package. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by December 30, 2013 to Controller, Northern Management Systems Ltd, Box 669, Terrace, BC V8G 4B8. Fax 250-635-0987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 3bdrm lrg liv r. sm back yrd, deck North Shore w/d, parking, n/s $1250 shared util 573-1281 credit/wrk ref. Bill/Excell 3 Bdrm Northshore top ﬂr, new reno’d, $1200mo incl util n/p avail now 250-852-0638
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Trucks & Vans 1984 Chevy Short Box. $3500 obo (250) 573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg. Must See!
KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS Sexy, fun, accommodating, & discreet.
Call 24/7 www.kamloopstemptress.com
Vacant 2bdrm air $900 incl heat no pets, ref (250) 3760633 North Kamloops
Attractive fun, blond provides full body massages and more. Ph 250-376-5319 9am-11pm
3brm 3bth Valleyview pet neg, $1300 close to school and shopping. Avail Immediately 250-374-5586 /371-0206
26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918
TOWNHOUSES Best Value In Town
*Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop
$5300 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)
Private parties only - no businesses - Some Restrictions Apply
Special: Add an extra line to your ad for $10
The Heart of Your Community
NORTH SHORE *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms
Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities...
Riverfront 1bdrm daylight internet level entry ample prking util incl $600 579-9609 2006 Terry 28’ 5th wheel. 1 slide slp 6 Documented low mileage, exc cond $21,000 (250) 554-2528
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1986 GMC 4x4 1/2 ton v8 auto $3000 phone between 5pm & 8:30pm ONLY 250-377-8702
Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.
N/Shore 2bdrm newly renovated $850 inclds utils avail now 250-320-0088
Downtown 2bdrm 1 1/2 bath N/S N/P $1200 + util quiet mature complex 250-377-0078
Mobile Homes & Parks
Escorts 2004 Lexington motor home well equipped new tires like new only 36000 miles call $35,000 obo 250 573 2332
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2BDRM N. Shore quiet clean bright ns/np shr W/D $875/ mo cble util incl 250-376-1421 Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 299-6477
TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?
2007 Sea Doo Speed Boat, 4 Seater.$15,000obo Call 250573-5922 (after 6pm)or lv msg
2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person pref’d $950 incl util 819-3368
Townhouses Commercial/ Industrial
WHERE DO YOU TURN
Did you witness a motor vehicle accident on November 21, 2013 at approximately 6:40 p.m., at the intersection of Arrowstone and Summit Drive in Kamloops, B.C.? If so, please contact Michael J. Sutherland of Mair Jensen Blair LLP, at 250-372-4968.
• Cars • Trucks • Trailers • RV’s • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Motorcycles • Merchandise • Some restrictions apply • Includes 2 issues per week • Non-Business ads only • Non-Business ads only
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Complete Trailer with EZ load, boat, all gear new 4hp merc motor, $10,500 (250) 374-0507
00 3 lines PLUS TAX
Add an extra line for only $10
318-4321 NO PETS
Antiques / Classics 1967 Ford Falcon Futura St.6 Auto 2dr all original runs good, $6000 obo (250) 376-5722
Run until sold 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)
*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).
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SALES OFFICE - 7510 DALLAS DR. w w w . e a g l e h o m e s . c a
1365 Dalhousie Drive • 250-371-4949
TUESDAY, December 17, 2013 ❖ B15
BC WILDLIFE PARK
l a v i t ef s PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE 16 ANNUAL WILDLIGHTS TH
BC WILDLIFE PARK KAMLOOPS
BC WILDLIFE PARK KAMLOOPS
• Symphony of Lights featuring spectacular Laser Light Show nightly. • Enjoy 600,000 lights while taking a ride on the Wildlife Express Train • Wildlife encounters with nightly wolf feeding • Get lost in our giant maze • Warm up by the crackling camp ﬁres
Wildlights each evening from
December 13th 2013 to January 5TH 2014 ( Except Christmas Day )
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Adults: $12 • Seniors $10 Children $8 (GST/PST not included) 2 & under - Free Members receive discounted rate. The British Columbia Wildlife Park is located 15 minutes east of Kamloops (exit 390 & 391 on the Trans Canada Highway) For more information please phone 250.573.3242 or visit our website at: www.bczoo.org
B16 â?– TUESDAY, December 17, 2013