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STOP THE PRESSES End of an era as Kamloops Daily News to close Kamloops This Week to expand to three times per week to serve city The Kamloops Daily News is closing. After more than 80 years of publishing in Kamloops, the newspaper will cease operations within the next 60 days. On Monday, Jan. 6, Glacier Media, parent company of the Daily News, served notice under Section 54 of the BC Labour Code to Unifor, representing unionized staff at the newspaper. In an interview with KTW, Daily News publisher Tim Shoults reiterated the point made in the original press release announcing the closure — it is economic. “This was certainly not our first option by any stretch of the imagination,” Shoults said, noting efforts to save the paper from closure simply could not be realized. When asked if there were options other than closure and whether there were any parties interested in buying the newspaper, Shoults said he could not speak on that issue as Glacier Media and the union are still in negotiations on how and when the Daily News

After 83 years in business as a twice-weekly and daily newspaper, the Kamloops Daily News will close within the next 60 days. Parent company Glacier Media cites economic difficulties in making the decision. The closure will affect 43 full-time and 12 part-time staff, in addition to drivers and carriers. Andrea Klassen/KTW

KTW MOVES TO THRICE-WEEKLY With the impending closure of the Kamloops Daily News, Aberdeen Publishing, owner of Kamloops This Week, has announced it will increase its publication dates to three days per week as soon as possible. Watch for KTW to soon land on city doorsteps on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

will be shuttered. Shoults said 43 fulltime and 12 part-time employees will lose their jobs, in addition to a number of drivers and carriers. He said employees will receive counselling as needed and have been told they will be consid-

ered for jobs that open in other Glacier-owned newspapers. Charles Hays, a journalism professor at Thompson Rivers University, said the closure is symptomatic of changes in the industry. “And the Daily has done a lot of things, so

we hear, to try and keep up, but they haven’t managed to find that magic formula.” Hays said the circulation dropping to about 12,500 was a harbinger of the future. “With one paper in eight or one paper in nine people going out in

the broader Kamloops region, to have fewer than 13,000 copies going out to 100,000 people, you can’t survive on that.” Hays noted the Daily News’ online presence had improved through the years. But, he said, to have

a chance at success, a newspaper “has to have a strong multimedia presence. They need to keep it up every day. They need to know the news cycle is shrunk. They need to put up video and audio and links. It takes a lot more work.” Those skills are the

ones his faculty is teaching its students, Hays said, noting when he graduated, “I could write a story — on a manual typewriter — and knew my way around a dark room a bit.” Today’s students are learning to write and do layout, but are also learning about audio, video, photography and social media. With graduates now working for the Kamloops Daily News, Alan Bass, a journalism instructor at Thompson Rivers University, said he is sad to see them lose their jobs. However, he added, a newspaper closure is not unusual anymore. “It’s a brutal economic environment for newspapers now and it’s hard to compete in Kamloops.” While some may question why universities continue to educate students to enter journalism, Bass said there is still a need for them. “The world of news is morphing, evolving, changing into something else,” he said. X See NEWSPAPERS A7

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It was a simple question that Jeff Arnold posed to Bernadette Siracky. “What do you really need?” he asked her as they spoke about the volunteering he and others at his company, A&T Project Development, had done at the Kamloops Food Bank. “So, I looked at him and said,‘Well, we need a new building.’ And then I laughed. I had no idea who he was,” said Siracky, executive director of the Wilson Street agency in North Kamloops. That was in 2011, two years after the death of one of the agency’s most-dedicated volunteers. Gaile Noble, a former social worker and professor at Thompson Rivers University, left the food bank $100,000 in her will, money that was set aside with the goal of some day creating a new building. This week, Siracky, Arnold and many of those volunteers will celebrate that new building, one Siracky describes as respectful, calm and organized. It’s also much larger than the old building, which once housed forestry consultants upstairs and a small manufacturing business below before

the food bank moved to in 2002, after having been housed in a variety of locations downtown since its creation in 1981. While Noble’s bequest kickstarted the campaign, there were others who contributed, organizations like the Stollery Foundation and local Rotary clubs, the more than 50 businesses that helped with the new construction and even a man no one at the agency knew. “I was in my office at Mike Funk’s [electrical company, which provided office space during the renovation] and a man from Langley called. He said he was the executor for a friend in Kamloops who had died, Bob Noiles, who left us $20,000,” Siracky said. “That’s why I call this place a miracle.” The actual construction saw the original building extended out over the former parking lot to create a new loading dock, warehouse and sorting area. It was designed to make work easier for the team of volunteers that supplements food-bank staff to keep the operation humming — from unloading donations to packing them up to creating hampers to distributing those bundles of food to the clients who line up every morning.

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768

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1,404

1,348

1,271

1,208

Number of clients between the ages of 19 and 59

4,131

4,336

4,208

3,937

3,773

Number of clients over 60

356

409

450

421

407

Number of agencies served

34

38

38

41

42

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614,453

615,010

606,190

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253,411

329,187

355,343

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A&T helped make new food-bank building a reality

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Fewer people used the Kamloops Food Bank in 2013 — but the Wilson Street agency still saw more than 6,000 clients. Of that number, 608 were pre-schoolers, the lowest number in the past five years. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to read more.

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Siracky said Arnold made it clear to all who were involved in the new building “that this is the food bank and he expected them to give something. That probably saved us $300,000 and A&T charged nothing, so that was probably another $100,000.” The building has a mortgage, however, one that is nowhere near as large as it might have been had Arnold not asked that question. “I call him the dot connector,” Siracky said of Arnold, who also took on the job of president of the board. “He just got it all done. I remember, toward the beginning, I said to him, ‘I didn’t realize how much time this was going to be on you’ and he looked at me and just said, ‘Well, I did.’” While the work proceeded, staff and volunteers worked out of trailers on property the food bank owns across the road, getting everything done “in the cold and in the heat and in cramped quarters. Our volunteers keep blowing my mind,” Siracky said. Office space was provided in the former John Tod elementary for a while, until that space was required. That’s when Funk stepped up to offer his help. Siracky said she was grateful she could be as involved in the project as she was, talking with architects and others. “I even learned how to build a retaining wall,” she said. “And, when it [the project] was almost done, I said to Kelly Murphy [A&T project manager], ‘Who you gonna roll your eyes at now?’ because I’d want to learn something and he’d just roll his eyes and then show me.” This week, the warehouse is full, thanks to another successful Christmas campaign, but the food will soon be gone, Siracky said. The city’s Rotary clubs organize and run two city-wide food drives each year to keep those shelves filled so they don’t have to turn anyone away, as other food banks in the country do. Siracky sees the agency and all food banks as a necessity as long as poverty exists and is proud of the work that has been done through the years in Kamloops to create an environment that provides something more than a meal to those who need help. “Until you’re here, you think it’s just a food line where we hand it out to people,” she said. “But, once you’re here, you see the opportunities it gives to people. It has the hope piece, the respect piece. “It is joyful, it is meaningful and it is humbling.”

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Not much change in assessed value of homes By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Most Kamloopsarea homeowners won’t see major changes in the values of their homes when BC Assessment letters hit mailboxes. Graham Held, deputy assessor for the region, said most properties will see their value increase or decrease by no more than five per cent from last year’s number. That’s considered a stable fluctuation, Held said, and is in line with what the city experienced last year. It’s well below the fluctuations in the northwest area of the province, where homeowners, particularly those in the Kitimat area, can expect to see

values jump by 25 per cent or more. “What was interesting is we actually saw sales volume increase in the City of Kamloops,” Held said. “The last time I checked, it was a seven per cent increase in sales and it’ll probably end up being higher than that because we’re still getting some fourthquarter sales that are trickling in,” he said. “That was interesting because it does speak to the strength of the economy here and in the region.” Held said that’s not the only sign of economic strength BC Assessment is seeing in the city. Construction value — which is based on actual construction rather than building

permits — while down overall, was up for residential properties. The city added $141 million in new residential construction to its assessment roll, which rose overall to $14.1 billion from $13.88 billion. The Westmount and Batchelor Heights areas saw the biggest jump in average valuation this year. The average home in the neighbourhood is assessed at $354,340 — $9,248 over last year. Valleyview was a close second, with the assessed value of an average home in the neighbourhood rising by $9,165. Valleyview also had the highest average assessed home value, at $479,584. Homeowners

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Murders down in 2013 But, numbers are too low to draw conclusions By Tim Petruk STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

Kamloops murders were down in 2013 compared to the previous year — but, according to local Mounties, the numbers don’t mean a whole lot. “The numbers are so low that you can’t really draw any conclusions or inferences,” Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned told KTW. “You can’t start

using percentages or anything like that because it totally skews the perception.” Three homicides were recorded in Kamloops in 2013, Learned said, down from six in 2012. But, he said, calling it a 50 per cent decrease would be misleading given the low figures. “It is, at face value, just the straight numbers,” Learned said, using as an example a small community that records one murder

one year and two the next — representing a 100 per cent increase on paper, but only a slight one in reality. “It’s much more informative in these cases to just look at the numbers,” said. Learned said Kamloops police are also noting a change in the circumstances of murders they investigate. “The types of homicides we have been experiencing here are the ones that are situational,” he said.

“It’s usually been the result of a confrontation between two people who have a close relationship that erupts and gets out of hand.” Learned said such altercations are often impossible to anticipate and, therefore, prevention is tough for police. “They’re often alcohol-fuelled or they’re things where, if not for a couple of factors, they never would have taken place,” Learned said.

City misses $200-million mark By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

After issuing more than $200 million in building permits in 2012 for only the third time in a decade, the City of Kamloops fell short of its building permit estimates for 2013 by about $20 million. According to statistics from the department of development and engineering services, the city issued $149 million in permits, falling short of the $160 million it predicted it would dole out by the year’s end. Direction of development and engineering services Marvin Kwiatkowski said the shortfall comes because his department expected to see some building permits issues for the Royal Inland Hospital’s new clinical-services building before the end of the year.

“I think we got only the site works, which is a small amount,” he said. “We budgeted for, like, $30 million in 2013 and some in 2014. We’re fairly close to the target without the hospital project.” Because that $30 million is still in the queue, Kwiatkowski said the city is revising its estimates up for 2014. He expects about $180 million in permits will go out this year. Much of the drop-off in permit value from 2012 to 2013 comes from the commercial sector. While 2012 brought plenty of big-ticket projects, including a Telus data centre and the conversion of Sahali Centre Mall’s Zellers location into Target, projects in 2013 tended to be on a smaller scale. The city doled out

143 commercial, industrial and institutional permits in total, worth $51.6 million, compared to $114.2 million in 2012. On the residential side, the city actually saw more activity — but not enough to bridge the gap. In 2013, 516 permits worth a total of $89.9 million were issues. In 2012, there were 508 permits worth $78.1 million. A big jump in the number of multi-family units helped grow that number. While the city issued permits for 166 units of multi-family housing in 2012, that number rose

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“And our graduates can go into new fields — communications, public relations, social media, many options. As a journalism professor, I have my eye on preparing students for these new opportunities.� Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Bob Dieno said the paper’s closure is “a pretty big thing,� but acknowledged local businesses have other and better advertising options. “Twenty years ago, there were two options — radio and newspaper,� he said. “But, I get three or four emails regularly from different publications — magazines, radio, online — options that are targeted to different markets.� In his own business, Nu-Tech Fire and Safety, Dieno rarely advertises in the newspaper. “And Kamloops Daily News had no web presence, so we haven’t been able to use that as an advertising tool.� Kamloops This Week publisher Kelly Hall was surprised to learn of the closure. “It was very surprising to hear of the impending closure of a great competitor in the Kamloops Daily News. Media in general are challenged on a daily basis. You have to look closely at your business model and you have to move quickly when you are faced with challenges,� Hall said. “The Daily News has been a strong community partner and will be missed. I feel for the employees and their families as they go through this sad time. “Over the years, we have been very competitive in all aspects of gathering news and providing a viable option for readers and advertisers. You will continue to see Kamloops This Week grow along with our community.� Kamloops Coun, Pat Wallace has been a Kamloops Daily News reader since the paper was a twice-a-week publication on the North Shore. “I know newspapers across Canada are suffering,� Wallace said. “People are using their computers far more, even to read the paper. I buy my paper and I’ve never gone online. I buy it because, to my mind, it’s to support the community you live in. “But, not everyone feels that way and I’m sorry for the people that are losing their jobs. That’s got to be a real kick — especially in a smaller-sized town.� Wallace said she liked the Daily News’ mix of hard news with smaller pieces that might focus on nonprofit groups or family stories. “I hate to see a paper fold. I hate the negative message it sends and I hate the thought of people losing their jobs,� Wallace said. “I can honestly say I’m going to miss this paper.�

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OFTEN JOKE THAT BEING in the newspaper business in this Internet age is akin to managing a horse-and-buggy shop while some guy named Ford is opening something called an automobile-assembly line down the street. It’s good for a chuckle and it’s true — too true, as the 50-plus employees of the Kamloops Daily News found out this week. Glacier Media, which owns the Daily News and a host of other newspapers across Western Canada, is shuttering the paper that has served Kamloops for 83 years. The doors to the grand building at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue will close within the next two months, leaving this city of about 90,000 without a daily newspaper. There are myriad books, essays and blogs that argue the Internet is, in fact, not the blame for the demise of newspapers and that the Internet has, instead, heralded a golden age of journalism, with offerings of incomparable depth and variety. I would look at the Internet, at free classifieds sites like Craigslist, at blogs that steal from news websites and pass on stories as their own, at the failure of anybody to realize a profit from advertising online as has been realized in print — and I would point to the Internet as a major culprit in the death of some papers and the critical condition in which many others find themselves. The growth of the Internet, with Twitter, Facebook and the latest trendy social-media sites spreading point-form news across the globe at a dizzying

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MUSINGS pace, has indeed affected the old inkand-paper publications. So, too, did the global economic collapse of 2008, with paid-circulation dailies suffering the most. When the Tucson Citizen, Rocky Mountain News and Seattle PostIntelligencer closed shortly after the recession began, it was sobering news. When the Kamloops Daily News announced it will stop publishing, it was like a hard punch to deepest recesses of my gut. Newspapers are things. They chart history and become tangible vessels that care for that history. They can evoke more emotions than a good movie and are expert, honest-to-goodness time machines. But, in the end, newspapers, and the buildings they call home, and the computers used to create them, are just things. Inside those newspaper buildings — be it that great structure in Seattle with the PI’s famous globe standing watch atop the roof or the Daily News edifice downtown that will forever make me think of the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company — are the flesh and blood and minds of the people who create these

beautiful time capsules, day after day. Buildings can be sold. Presses can be dismantled and parcelled off. Computers can be given away. But, there remain heartbeats, churning minds, fingers itching to take notes, feet fixated on pounding the pavement in search of “the story.” It is always about “the story” — and this story, this tale of the death of the Kamloops Daily News, is a sad story. The people left in the lurch on the heels of this news are the ones for whom we should ache. There are mortgages, children’s activities and all sorts of other bills — once monthly nuisances, now numbers that represent the fine line between have and have-not. Workers at Pollard Banknote, Weyerhaeuser and Domtar know full well what kind of stress is coursing through the bodies of those at the Daily News today. I like the Kamloops Daily News. I have always liked the paper. Yes, we have been competitors, just as we compete with radio and television for advertising dollars and news stories. Competition creates better products and the Daily News’ closure is a damn shame. All we can do is carry on and practise this craft with the same passion that initially lured us through the doors. I sincerely hope the -30- at the end of the Daily News’ story does not extend to the journalistic lives of the newsroom staff at the paper — and that they have a chance again to start the presses. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

A new year brings a fresh start for everyone, even politicians. Apparently, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is looking for better times ahead as he has already filed his papers for this year’s municipal elections. Now there’s a guy who obviously believes that the turning of the calendar constitutes a fresh start for everybody. Who knows when it comes to the beleaguered mayor of Canada’s largest city? Many would have wagered he would not have lasted this long, so all bets are off. Luckily, that circus carries on daily thousands of miles away, but we in B.C. also will go to the polls to elect municipal representatives this year. The most accountable, most reachable, many would say, the most important level of government (not to mention lowest paid with no retirement benefits) will be decided by residents come November. Although the Toronto mayor jumped the gun, as usual, to grab the spotlight last week, those who guide us municipally will soon have to make a decision on whether to continue to serve their constituents to the best of their ability or make room for some fresh faces. We’re sure the lobbying for people to jump into the limelight that is civic politics has already begun in coffee shops and living rooms throughout B.C. and we encourage all to participate in the democratic process that will help write the chapter called 2014. However, unlike Ford, do your homework, take your time and consider all the factors involved in contributing to your community. And Happy New Year.

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Re: Story: Thompson Rivers University to close Accolades restaurant: “That is really sad. “Best restaurant in this town and really enjoyed taking out of town visitors. “Why does everything that is good in Kamloops shut their doors and everything that means nothing start up?” — posted by Diane Edstrom “That’s too bad. “Did not go there often; however, every time I went, it was quite good. “Perhaps they should close down the useless horticultural program. “That would be a step forward.” — posted by Pierre Filisetti

Fletcher needs to take a stand Editor: Re: (Tom Fletcher column, In a Perfect Political World, This Wish List Would Come True, KTW, Dec. 31): Fletcher’s five-point “wish list” would have more impact if he were more than a thinly veiled apologist for the status quo. Where was Fletcher in support of the 2005 referendum on political reform in B.C. and 2009 referendum on the HST? A postive result then would have created the conditions in which his wish list would have a genuine chance of happening. Dyer says in his column that “people have given up the whole thing [the political process]” because people like Fletcher have abdicated their responsibilities. If the direction the status quo is taking us is objectionable,

then someone needs to step in front of the juggernaut to stop it. If the opposition is not presenting ideas, present your ideas, backed up with facts and presented in a reasoned format. Where is the courage to stand up for change? Fletcher is in a position to present and to actually advocate for change. Voters are ready to accept such a lead. If he wants to see media care about more than conflict, he must be the media scribe who presents solutions. This time next year, I look forward to congratulating Fletcher on having a completed wish list, or at least having done everything in his power and ability to do so. Ray Jones Kamloops

Busy RIH staff praised for care, smiles

FOR CONNOR Veki Banjac (left), Graeme Hardaker, Justin Bigelow, Adam Flundra and Marcus MacDonald were out for the Polar Bear Swim again this year, their ninth, done in honour of their friend, Connor Maher, who was killed in a motorvehicle accident in 2005 at the age of 19. Jan. 1 is Maher’s birthday. Holly Cooper/ KTW

Editor: With too much bad publicity about Royal Inland Hospital, I want to say how much I appreciate it. I recently had major surgery and, from the presurgery department to the day-care staff through the operating room, recovering and caring anesthestist to Dr. Hansen and, especially, the nursing staff on the sixth floor south, you are all angels. I saw firsthand how busy you all are and, yet, those smiles were always there. Keep up the good work. I, for one, appreciate all you do. From my heart to yours, thank you and God bless you. Lynne Todd Logan Lake

Re: Story: City disputes allegation shot dog has been left untreated:

City Hall should heed columnist

“Sounds like they need to let the dog go. “It was protecting its property and people. Cops need to carry pepper spray and Tasers so they can deal with dogs that way, instead of shooting the dog. “If I was the owner of that dog, I would be suing the RCMP for putting my life in danger by shooting inside the house so close to people.” — posted by Sharon

Editor: Re: (Dale Bass’s column, “When the business of death hijacks common sense”, KTW, Dec. 26): I couldn’t agree more with Bass. Her column was excellent and I am sure many more Kamloopsians will agree. Maybe somebody from city hall will have read it, too. Sue Burt Kamloops

Taking a Christmas stand Editor: It has been said confession is good for the soul. This confession is about my Christmas shopping and what I didn’t put under the tree. It was a real temptation and I admit I had gone this route other years. Most guys will admit to leaving their flurry of buying until the last minute but there was still plenty of time — it wasn’t a moment of panic buying I faced. “Glittering, beautiful and absolutely perfect” described what I saw illuminated so wonderfully beneath the glass. I was about to ask if I could see them up close, hold them and admire their beauty. Perhaps it’s because I am no

longer a young man. I have heard that, as a man ages, his thoughts change and he begins to reflect more. This was a moment when I remembered what had happened in this past year. It was the year for me to take a stand and now was the moment I felt I still had to stand. Those beautiful earrings stayed where they could glitter beautifully under the store’s bright lights. The romance of the moment and thoughts of that small package under the tree had a different perspective this year. Some of my words had come back to me. The hours of researching would have been time spent only

to write flowery expositions that really didn’t mean anything. When it came down to the crunch, it would have shown I was unable to apply any of what I said to a personal decision. What was in that moment of reflection? Words and phrases like zero harm, grasslands, the environment, our health, the future of our children, destruction of aquifers, etc. It was a small pair of beautiful gold earrings in a display case that captured me for a moment in time. It was the small voice of my conscience that allowed me to stand and walk away. John Noakes Kamloops

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OHA edges Blazers in KIBIHT final OHA spent long sports@kamloopsthisweek.com periods of the championHE EMOTION JAKOB ship tilt with WALTER SHOWED DURING A POSTpossession of GAME INTERVIEW the puck in TOLD THE STORY — THIS the offensive ONE HURT. zone — much Jakob Walter is pictured digesting his team’s defeat, with the Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers having lost 4-2 to Okanagan Hockey Academy of Penticton in the Okanagan Hockey Academy as it did tier 1 Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament final at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Sunday, Jan. 5. Allen Douglas/KTW of Penticton claimed the 46th throughout Kamloops International Bantam the tournawho was one of the best players Eight minutes into the third “We showed we could compete Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT) ment, outscoring opponents 20-3 with them. period, Kamloops drew level with on the ice, lifted his team to a 2-0 title with a 4-2 victory over the through its first five games. “It gives our boys a little more lead at the 5:46 mark of the second OHA at 2-2 when Kolle fired a Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers on “That’s our game plan,” said belief.” laser beam past Farkas on the period when he banged home a the Olympic-size ice at McArthur OHA head coach Mike Needham, OHA was pegged to win and it power-play — a man-advantage rebound. Island Sport and Event Centre on who was named KIBIHT’s top tier was the better team on the night. earned through the hard work of The Blazers were down a pair Sunday, Jan. 5. 1 bench boss. Should the Blazers have pulled Semchuk, Ryan Chyzowski and “I’ve been here before and this late in the second stanza when “We want to have the puck. It’s out an unlikely victory, it would Max Patterson. is the hardest one,” said a trembling standout forward Brendan Semchuk a big ice surface here, so to chip have marked only the third time Garrett Ewert — who was Walter, whose stellar play between sped furiously down the right wing in tournament history a Kamloops it and go get it is a tougher thing the pipes for Kamloops is one reanamed Kamloops’ game MVP — and beat OHA goaltender Shane team claimed the title. to do than to have it all the time. I son why the Blazers were tied 2-2 assisted on the marker, which sent Farkas with a sharp-angle shot. Ty Walter pulled his mask over his with favoured OHA with less than thought we executed very well. the 550 or so fans in attendance Kolle assisted on the goal. head when the tournament awards two minutes to play in regulation. “I give Kamloops a lot of credit, into a frenzy. There was an elongated break were being handed out at centre ice. “It’s KIBIHT. It’s the biggest getting down 2-0, they came back With less than five minutes to between the second and third periHe was fighting back tears. thing you look up to your whole play in the third period, Semchuk and really pushed us in the second ods, due to a shoot-to-win contest, Teammates gave him a lift after life. It’s really tough.” was assessed a four-minute penalty and third.” but both squads seemed to handle the game and Allan reassured the With 1:23 remaining in the for contacting the head of an OHA The first period, a scrappy 20 the delay well. netminder the loss had nothing to third period, Brandon Armstrong’s player after a melee in front of minutes, was highlighted by OHA’s “We came out a little flat, do with his play. slap shot from the left point beat a Walter’s net. first goal, tallied at the 17:17 mark maybe,” Blazers’ head coach Kyle “Jake Walter is a phenomenal screened Walter. Dick was slapped with a minor by Jordan Schulting, who deflected Allan said. “But, it was the same goaltender,” Allan said. That goal gave the visitors a penalty for slashing, so the visitors a Tyler Popowich wrist shot past for them. We did build a little “He’s held us in games and he 3-2 lead and Akash Bains iced the came away from the fracas with a Walter. momentum going into the third, but wins us games. There’s nothing for game with an empty-net marker two-minute power play. him to hang his head about. OHA forward Hayden Dick, I don’t think it hurt us a whole lot.” with 2.5 seconds on the clock. Walter and the Blazers’ penalty“We showed we can play with killing units bailed out Semchuk, the top competition here in B.C. with Chyzowski, known for his and some of the best teams not only offensive prowess, laying out to in Western Canada, but in all of block a howitzer. Canada. Semchuk was honoured by orga“It makes us stronger going fornizers after the final. ward.” He was named both tournament MVP and KIBIHT’s top tier 1 forVictorious Vees ward. The lightning-fast sniper was In KIBIHT’s tier 2 final, the also awarded tier 1 all-star status. Penticon Vees edged the Vernon Semchuk scored the overtime Vipers 3-2. winner in a 3-2 victory over Pursuit The Kamloops Players Bench of Excellence of Kelowna in a Raiders fell 7-6 to Pursuit of semifinal tilt on Saturday, Jan. 4. Excellence of Kelowna in a consoAfter Armstrong’s goal, the lation matchup on Saturday, Jan. 4. Blazers pressed to tie with an extra Scoring twice for the Raiders attacker on the ice, but there was no was Rylan Van Unen, who added equalizer to be found. two assists. “Our boys played hard and it Also notching goals in support was good to see,” Allan said. of goaltender Reid Gladman were “We got down early and the Conan Poss, Brett Olstad, Garrett Brendan Semchuk of the Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers was named MVP of the 46th Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey boys battled back. Kellington and Parker Matheson. Tournament. He was also named the tournament’s top forward. Allen Douglas/KTW

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The Fox and Hounds pub is hosting a fundraising dinner on Monday, Jan. 13, with the goal of helping Jessica Hewitt’s mom, Shelley, on her way to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. fotosports.ca

To Russia, with love Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops is expected to realize her dream of competing for Canada at the Olympic Winter Games. Now she’s asking Tournament Capital residents to help get her mom, Shelley, to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Games. The Fox and Hounds pub is hosting a fundraising dinner — steak, chicken or salmon — on Monday, Jan. 13.

It costs $10 for the grub, which will be served between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hewitt, a 27-yearold short-track speedskater, is a former member of the Kamloops Long Blades. “Hey Kamloops, help support my mom on her trek to Sochi to watch me at the Olympics,” Hewitt said on Twitter. For tickets, call 250-828-0205.

Kalia Van Osch’s DeltaNanaimo rink earned a thrilling extra-end victory over Corryn Brown of Kamloops in the final of the Tim Horton’s BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship in Chilliwack on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Van Osch scored one in the 11th end to beat Brown 7-6, avenging a loss to the Kamloops rink in last year’s final. The 2014 junior national championships will be held in Nova Scotia from Jan. 18 to Jan. 26., with the 2014 World

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Brewing bursaries Pacific Western Brewing (PWB), official sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, has begun the

first of four B.C.-wide searches for Hometown Heroes. “Our heroes will be receiving bursaries representing a portion of PWB proceeds from the sale of our fine products,” PWB owner Kazuko Komatsu said. “We started this program in 2002 and we have supported many young athletes and other community heroes whose extraordinary endeavours inspire us all.” Application to the Hometown Heroes program is open to any B.C. resident currently engaged in sports as an

athlete or coach, or otherwise excelling in a community mentoring activity. Applicants must be at least 19. Candidates will demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship; proven interest, ability and passion in the pursuit of their sport; a dedication to their learning with a strong track record of academic success; and a wellrounded lifestyle including community involvement. Apply online at pwbrewing. net. At least 16 heroes will be selected.

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How and why did you become involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters? I became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters because I wanted to give back to the community in some aspect. Volunteering with youth seemed like the perfect fit for me – to be a role model and help build confidence in a child and help her achieve her dreams. I heard about the Sports Mentorship program through a Kamloops volunteers email and decided to look into it. What do you enjoy about the Sports Mentorship Program? Being a university student and also a varsity athlete, the flexibility of Sports Mentorship is the key thing that drew me into this specific program. I also knew that through my involvement with the university athletics I could provide my Little with sports opportunities she might not otherwise be exposed to. So one of my favourite things about this program is providing my Little with unique opportunities that can build her confidence and show her what a healthy, active lifestyle is.

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The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) returns to Austria as it celebrates a new year with its traditional Tales from the Vienna Woods concert. This year, the KSO is recreating its 1993 program, featuring a narrator, violin soloist Cvetozar Vutev and works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Kreisler, Lanner and Strauss. Rod Michell is the narrator and host. Michell taught Thompson Rivers University and its predecessors for 40 years and, now retired, offers a course in literature for Kamloops Adult Learners and hosts a two-hour classical-music show on the campus radio station. The program includes Caprice Viennoise by Fritz Kreisler, Rondo in C Major by Amadeus Mozart, the first movement of Wolfgang Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, Die Schonbrunner by Joseph Lanner, Rosamunde: Ballet Music by Franz Schubert and Tales for the Vienna Woods, Furioso Polka and the overture from Die Fledermaus, all by Johann Strauss. The concert will be performed on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. It will be performed in Kamloops on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca, or at the door.

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How often do you see your Little and what do you do? She and I meet once every two weeks or twice a month depending on my travel schedule for basketball and exam schedule. One of our favourite activities is swimming; however, we have also been to the farmers’ market, lazer tag, a baseball game, played baseball, played grounders at the park and gone to my Little’s favourite place, Petland, to name a few. How is this relationship fitting into your life? This relationship is fitting into my life more than I ever expected coming into the program. I think of her as my little sister now and look forward to every time we hang out.

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Who would you recommend this program to? I would recommend anyone that has a desire to help others and a few extra hours a week to give. How has your Little benefitted from the program? I believe I have helped build my Little’s confidence in her abilities not only in sports but her general confidence overall. By giving her unique opportunities to meet other athletes and go to games she has experienced opportunities she might not have been otherwise given. Throughout our last year together I have noticed a big difference in my Little coming out of her shell, not only to me but also to new people she meets. She is no longer as scared at first when meeting people and is willing to try new things! Why do you think that someone should volunteer in this program? It is a fabulous program that is well run with excellent support and is a truly humbling experience as well. Not only will you be a role model and friend for a youth in the community, but you yourself will also gain so much out of it. Is there anything else you would like to add? My Little has opened my eyes to how incredible kid’s imaginations are and made me grateful for everything in my life. I am really lucky to have been matched with such an awesome kid. She always keeps me on my toes running around and is incredibly talented in so many ways!

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Dorian back serving ‘family’ By Dale Bass

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Business is good at Dorian Greek House after the Victoria Street restaurant had to close for several days last month. Co-owner Diane Dokolas said being linked to a norovirus outbreak has made them aware of “some of the little things you just don’t think about when you’re working every day.” The norovirus outbreak affected many Royal Inland Hospital staff who had used the restaurant for a pre-Christmas lunch. Having been in the restaurant business for about 35 years, Dokolas said she and her husband have “a good follow-

ing, with kids and grandkids of customers now coming in,” and that has helped it regain a footing after the closure. During that time, the restaurant underwent a thorough cleaning, a number of items were discarded and health inspec-

tors reviewed everything before allowing the downtown eatery to reopen. “But, it’s been fantastic,” Dokolas said. “It’s just so Kamloops. Everybody always pulls together.”

Shark Club heads to TRU to fill job openings The Shark Club will be part of the Sandman Signature Hotel when it opens this year on Lorne Street, across from Riverside Park. The restaurant/ bar is recruiting staff members at Thompson

Red Nose rides to success

Rivers University on five days this month, from 10 a m.. to 4 p.m.: • Wednesday, Jan. 8: House of Learning • Tuesday, Jan. 14: International Building • Thursday, Jan. 16:

LORRAINE MARIE (CROTEAU) HAYWOOD Lorraine passed away peacefully on December 31, 2013 being lovingly cared for at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. Deeply loved and missed by daughter Sandra (Barry), son Richard (Diana), sister Madeleine and brother Paul (Suzanne). Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren Ryan, Jaymie (Roy), Kai and Isis, great-granddaughters Elizibeth and Claire and numerous loving family members. She was predeceased by her husband Eric “Rick”, her parents Robert and Yvonne and sister Pauline. Lorraine was born May 16, 1927 in Legal, Alberta, her family moved to Edmonton in 1942. She obtained her training as a radiology technician from the old Misericordia Hospital. She came to work at Royal Inland Hospital after graduating, meeting Eric on a blind date and they married in 1954. After raising their children she returned to work at Tranquille being able to operate the old x-ray equipment and develop her own films. Her green thumb was evident in the most incredible flower and vegetable gardens. We all enjoyed her breads, baking and home preserves. Her petit point adorned most of the walls in their home. Lorraine lived a full life with Eric by her side- fishing, camping, curling, golfing, playing bridge and travelling. Many heartfelt thanks to Sandy and Dr. H. Stefanyk. Words cannot express our appreciation and gratitude of the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their care of mom and us during her stay. She leaves us as she lived her life….with grace and dignity, always a lady. At Lorraine’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Cresent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454 www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Old Main Building • Monday, Jan. 20: International Building • Wednesday, Jan. 22: Old Main Building Students should bring their resumes and drop them off directly with the Shark

Club hiring crew, which is hiring for all kitchen staff, serving area, management and event-staff positions. All positions will be filled by the end of January, with training starting in February.

RICHARD COLSTON HALE 1924~2013 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard Colston Hale announce his peaceful passing on Christmas day. Richard was born on August 7, 1924 just outside of Creston BC in Erickson and raised in the Canyon area. In grade 9 Richard met his bride to be. He graduated in 1942 and moved to Vancouver, BC where he got a job at the Boeing Air Plant and married his high school sweet heart, Anita, on February 13, 1943. He was in the Canadian Air Force and discharged on the 22 of February in 1945. Richard took an electrical course and bought a shack in Creston where he started and maintained his own electrical company called RC Hale Electric. His two sons, Mel and Doug were apprenticed by their father and worked along side him. Richard turned the business over to his son Doug in 1988. He bought a place and lived at Kootenay Lake before moving to Kamloops in the late 80’s. In 1997 Richard was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and he made one last move to the Kamloops Senior’s Village in 2010. One of his biggest joys in life were his dogs, CC, Copper and Bailey they were more than just pets, they were his friends, companions and a great source of love. Richard will be forever remembered by his sons Jim (Loletta) of Victoria, Barry of Kelowna and Mel (Diane) Louis Creek BC, and lovingly remembered by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anita, and his son Doug of Creston. The family would like to thank the staff at the Kamloops Senior’s Village for their kindness and their compassion that they showed towards Dad. There is no formal service by request but a scattering of remains on Kootenay Lake to take place at a later date. Cheerio! Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Kamloops volunteers for Operation Red Nose have racked up more miles than any other B.C. community once again but, this year the program had some extra help. While many Lower Mainland communities took the weekend of Dec. 27 off, the Kamloops operation was up and running, allowing 137 people to slip into the passenger seats of their vehicles as sober volunteers took the wheel to get them home. Program co-ordinator Katie Klassen said this year, the 17th for the campaign, was again one of expansion. The program provided 1,129 rides home over its 11 nights. All told, volunteer drivers covered more than 23,000 kilometres of road and raised more than $27,000 in donations, up from about $24,000 last year, Klassen said. “I got a lot of phone calls from people this year asking about Operation Red Nose, and what the service was about and how it works from people who knew they were going to be out drinking later that night and wanted to make sure they had a ride home,” she said.

“I think more people are learning about the program every year.” Klassen said this year also brought in many new volunteers. More than 200 people helped out on this year’s campaign. Klassen said many new faces were people who have used the service in the past and want to give back. “I think people who used the service just really value it,” Klassen said. “And, then, there’s a lot of word of mouth. People will say, ‘Oh, my friend volunteered last year and she had a lot of fun’.” Donations go to PacificSport Interior B.C., which supports athletes in the Kamloops region with travel funding, coaching support, equipment purchases and other services. While New Year’s Eve is considered one of the program’s biggest nights, Klassen said Dec. 14 was probably the busiest in terms of steady activity throughout the evening, which she attributes to people coming and going from holiday parties. “New Year’s Eve is obviously really busy for us, but the calls all come at once,” she said. Until 2014 rolled in, volunteers were mostly waiting around.

The Angel On Your Shoulder By Jackie Huston Lena, Wisconsin

There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll be there through your triumphs She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side. In her lifetime this angel was strong and true, And stood up for what was right. In your life you’ll be faced with decisions and trials And she’ll shine down her guiding light. Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder. Bereavement Publishing Inc. 5125 N. Union Blvd, Suite 4 Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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MILDRED AMY COMPTON Mildred was born in Red Deer, Alberta on September 15, 1914 to Harry Kingzett and Amy Rowell. Mildred passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 27, 2013 at the age of 99 years, after watching four generations born and grow. She loved telling stories and visiting with her family and friends. She always kept in touch with everyone. She was a life member of the Rebecca’s. She met Harry Compton in Creston, BC and married on April 11, 1935 and lived there with him until 1940 when the war broke out, they then moved to Vancouver. In 1948, they moved to Hazelton, BC. Mildred is survived by her daughter; Betty (Ron “Toby”) Marshall, Stuart (Debra) Marshall, Lori (Brian) Campbell, Barb Marshall, her son, Bill (Sandie) Compton, Crystal (Dan) Williams, her daughter, Dianne (Keith) Dyck, Susan (Garth) Frizell, Judy (Jay) Rockwell, her son Bob (Gail) Compton, Ann Compton, Rob (Nicole) Compton, Jennifer (Rory) Logan and James Compton and her Australian family, Jeff and Mary Larcombe and their children Karen and James. She also leaves 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harry in 1965, her sister Barbara and brother in law Roger Doty. Many thanks for her loving care from all of us to Dr. Mavis Hollman, also to the caring staff at The Renaissance and Ponderosa Lodge. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street Kamloops V2C 9Z9. A Memorial Service for Mil will be held on January 10, 2014 at 2:30pm at St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue Kamloops. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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MARGARET POLEGI (BAUER) Margaret was born on February 1, 1926 in Batschki Jarak, Yugoslavia. In 1930, along with her parents John and Margaret Bauer (Grueling) she boarded the ship Minnedosa and immigrated to Canada where the family settled in Kamloops. Margaret grew up in the orchards, asparagus fields and hop yards that made up Brocklehurst and North Kamloops. She began her education in the one room school on Crestline St. that had been set up for the German immigrants. Her formal education went only to grade 4, but her life time education and her strong determination taught her that she could do anything that she set her mind to. Her first “real” job at age 14 was at The Royal Café (Bing’s) and later at The Silver Grill. At 18 she moved to Vancouver to attend hair dressing school and there she met her first husband Carl Polegi while he was on air force leave. Margaret and Carl were married in 1946 in Jedburgh, Sask. Their daughter Darleen was born in 1956 and they remained farming at Jedburgh until 1964. The family moved to Kamloops and Margaret worked in housekeeping at RIH. Not caring for that career, she purchased the privately owned RIH concession and thus began her life in business. In 1966 she opened Darcy Rand’s Bargain Rite in the 300 block of Victoria St. When the store was destroyed by fire she moved into the world of real estate. Buying, renovating and reselling many houses as well as maintaining rental suites and housekeeping rooms. She independently obtained a loan and built her own home; all at a time when women could still do very little without a man’s signature. During the late 70’s and through the 80’s she became known to many as “the flea market lady” as she created a business with her ever present tables of treasures and hand crafted jewelry. For many years the flea market trade took her happily on the road to Vancouver, throughout BC and to Edmonton. Margaret had a desire to travel and with her sister Edith toured through much of the US, eastern Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy. In Margaret’s later retirement years, she thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie and flamboyance of the Red Hat Society and the travels of the Kamloops Antiques and Collectables club. Along the busy road of her life, Margaret met her second partner in life, Arthur Metzger and his children Sherry Teed and Rick Metzger. Her most cherished times of all were those spent with grandchildren Amber, Dale, Dustin, Derrick, great grandson Zach. They are the ones who gave her the most smiles in life. Mom had a special focus on Christmas this year and her usual determination is what got her there. She passed away on the morning of December 25th, leaving behind her daughter Darleen Polegi Gair (Larry), step children Sherry Teed, Rick Metzger (Melody), grand children Amber Briglio (Giancarlo), Dale Gair (Meghan), Dustin Metzger, Derrick Metzger, great grandson Zach Briglio, sister Edith Seminiuk, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, infant son Randy, Art Metzger and Carl Polegi. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be announced at a later date.

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GUDRUN CHRISTIANSEN July 3, 1925 to December 28, 2013 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, grandma and great-grandma, Gudrun. She was born in Denmark where she met and married her sweetheart Daniel in 1946. They immigrated to Canada with their daughter, Anny, in 1957. After living 16 years in Regina they moved to Kamloops. Here they owned rental properties and spent their time enjoying the things they loved: camping, gardening, bowling and travelling. Over the years her volunteering included delivering Meals on Wheels, assisting the visually impaired at bowling, working for the last Brier and the Memorial Cup plus others. Being an avid Blazer Fan she was a Booster Club member for 20+ years and travelled many times to watch the Blazer road games. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends for her fun loving and independent spirit. Gudrun had a giving nature and always had a warm welcome for all those she met and was always ready for a gathering in her loving home. Cherished memories will be held by her daughter - Anny (Ray), granddaughter - Anita (Gene) Veillette, grandson - Sean (Michelle) Phillips, great grandchildren - Kaitlin, Ben and Kesler along with several nieces and nephews in Canada and overseas. Mom was predeceased by her husband, infant daughter, sister, mother and father, nanny & numerous in laws. A special thank you to Inge for the 50+ years of friendship with mom, she cherished you. Thank you also to the caregivers who looked after Mom the past 15 months at Pinegrove Care Centre. A Memorial Tea will be held at 3 PM on January 10 at Schoening Cremation Centre, #8 ~ 177 Tranquille Road. In lieu of Áowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. “Sov Godt Mor” Condolences may be left for the family at www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre Kamloops, B.C. (250) 554-2429

Love Always Remembers May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you ³nd comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side When memory paints In colors true The happy hours that Belonged to you.

The family sincerely thanks the staff of Ridgeview Lodge for the care that they gave to Margaret and to her family during her last hours of life.

BRUCE NELS LARSON March 24, 1940 – December 28, 2013 Bruce Nels Larson, 73, passed away on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at his home in Kamloops, British Columbia. He was born on March 24th, 1940 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Carl and Elva (nee Henderson) Larson. He grew up near Nipawin, Saskatchewan. He married his wife Marlene (nee Roberts) on June 21, 1969. In 1971, he moved his family to Kamloops, British Columbia. He was employed as an industrial electrician, and was recognized for 50 years of loyal and faithful service to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) prior to his retirement in 2011. Bruce is survived and lovingly remembered by his spouse Marlene; his daughter Vicki (Dave) Moore of Kamloops, British Columbia; his sons Scott (Sherri) & Dwayne (Andrea) all of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; his grandchildren Trey, Graydon, Kaine, Damon, Zachary, Riley, and Kailey; and his siblings Donald Larson, Joyce McIntyre (previously Coalnutt); as well as nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as his brother-in-law Ivan Massier, his sister Marion Massier, brother-in-law Gary Coalnutt , and niece Candace Ludke. Bruce will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in 2014. Information will be announced in the paper at that time. If friends desire, in lieu of Áowers, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre Kamloops, B.C. (250) 554-2429

BELLEY It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Alvin Harold Belley (71). Al fought a short battle with cancer and passed away at the Kamloops Hospice on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Al is survived by his son, Marv (Shandel) Belley, daughter, Charlene (Kelly) Brugger and his two grandsons Branden Belley and Aiden Brugger. Al is also survived by his brothers, Victor (Vivian) Belley (Vernon), Lorne (Joanne) Belley (Edmonton) and Sister, VI (Bob) Henderson (Prince George). Al has been reunited with his loving wife Dianne of 49 years (2012), dad, Peter Belley (2001) mom, Mary Feschuk (2013) and brother, Sid Belley (1996) Al and Dianne were married in Yorkton, SK. on October 12, 1963, and later moved to Kamsack, SK. where Al was employed by Coca Cola. Al and Dianne later moved to Kitimat, B.C. where he worked at Alcan and Eurocan, and it was there they started their family. Al and Dianne made one last move to Kamloops where they raised their two loving children, Marv and Charlene. Al found employment with Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill as a Millwright. Al retired in 2005 after 33 years of service. Al’s passions in life were fishing, snowmobiling, camping, boating, enjoyed puttering around the yard and working on his vehicles. Al and Dianne enjoyed their summers at Caravan’s West located at Shuswap Lake. Al often sat at the boat launch watching boaters come and go. Al also enjoyed touring around Caravan’s West on his golf cart. They loved relaxing at their summer retreat at Shuswap Lake. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his Doctors and Nurses in ICU and on the 7th Floor at RIH and the amazing staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their compassionate care of Al. A private celebration for family and friends will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Al Belley.

TO ALL PARENTS ... By Edgar Guest

“I’ll lend you for a little time A child of Mine” He said, “For you to love while he lives, And mourn when he is dead. It may be six or seven years, Or twenty-two or three, But will you, till I call him back Take care of him for Me? He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, And should his stay be brief, You’ll have his lovely memories As solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay Since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn. I’ve looked the wide world over In my search for teachers true, And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you. Now will you give him all your love, Nor think the labour vain, Not hate Me when I come To call and take him back again? I fancied that I heard them say Dear Lord, Thy will be done. For all the joy this child shall bring, The risk of grief we’ll run. We’ll shelter him with tenderness. We’ll love him while we may, And for the happiness we’ve known Forever grateful stay. And should the angels call for him Much sooner than we’d planned, We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes And try to understand.

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KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. (“KGHM Ajax”) is a joint venture operated by KGHM International. KGHM Ajax is committed to building strong, open relationships with the communities in which we operate. We strive to make responsible business decisions with environmental, social and economic sustainability in mind. Preference will be given to local candidates. THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITOR assists with environmental data collection. Responsibilities • Conduct sampling and monitoring. • Compile and maintain environmental data and records. • Conduct preliminary evaluation of field and laboratory data. • Compile and enter field and laboratory data into database. • Perform regular environmental inspections of the mine site.

• Inspect and maintain spill kits located around the mine site. • Maintain an inventory of sampling equipment and materials and restock as required. • The qualified candidate possesses a degree/diploma in related environmental program and previous work experience is an asset.

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James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for an experienced parts person. Full Time, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts & signing bonus. Fax resume to: 250-398-6367 or email: nwejr@jamesws.com

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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. Wanted: Experienced Dump Truck drivers for Northern BC. Must have own Tickets, H2SALIVE & WHMIS. Must be available immediately, have own transportation and be reliable. Wages depending on experience. Please fax resume and abstract to: 250546-0600. No walk-ins or phone calls please. Only those considered will be contacted.

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Wanted: Experienced Dispatcher for local Transport Company. We require an experienced transport dispatcher immediately. MUST HAVE TRUCK MATE EXPERIENCE Must have own transportation and be reliable. Wages based on experience. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have excellent communication skills. ONLY THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH TRUCKMATE AND DISPATCH EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED. Applications will only be accepted by fax or e-mail no walk ins please. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600, or by e-mail to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phone calls please.

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Education/Trade Schools

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM PRA Outside Sales

Tra with one of Canada’s largest Train Pra Practical Nursing trainers.

Wolseley Plumbing & HVAC is seeking an individual to fill the Role of Outside Sales Representative in their Lloydminster Branch. The successful candidate will fully utilize their professional, technical and industry sales abilities to fulfill this role. Direct industry experience in residential and commercial plumbing, HVAC, R and hydronics is required. You will have the ability to work individually or in a team based environment, a drive to contribute and a commitment to exceptional customer service. An attractive compensation package is available for the right candidate.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume stating salary expectations and the position you are applying for to careers.nab@wolseleyinc.ca.

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RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

FOR SALE OR TRADE for residential property in Kamloops. This very bright, fully furnished, three bedroom/two bath corner unit townhouse in Big White offers your very own hot tub on the patio, carport, high end furniture/appliance pkge, stacking washer/dryer and rock-faced ďŹ replace. Short stroll to Gondola, skating rink, tube park, Day Lodge. Ideal for family or as a revenue generator throughout the ski season. Strata fees only $155.00 per month. Call Don at 250-682-3984 for more information. Asking $189,000.00

Brock Small 2bdrm home w/d, n/s, n/p, large yard Avail Now $850+util (250) 320-9205

Suites, Upper

Boats

Downtown bach. sep entr. $650 incl. util & shrd lndry. Refs req’d.priv yard 372-9455.

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

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

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

Mobile Homes & Parks Lease to own New 16 x 58 2bdrm 2bth mobile home in new mobile park. Trouble with ďŹ nancing? One or Two year term Call Gerry 250-371-1849

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CARMEL PLACE 55+ Quality Living in new medical building. Studio suites with affordable rates, FOB entry, elevator, scooter stations and Telus Optik Package! Call Columbia Property Management to book your appointment: 250-851-9310

NORTH SHORE

Misc. Wanted COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from RC Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250864-3521 I make house calls! Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Paper etc.ConďŹ dential 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale

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

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

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

Rentals

Transportation

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

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

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

Rentals

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

Shared Accommodation

1BDRM Aberdeen, fully furn. Satt & util incl. NP/NS Avail immed.$850/mo 250-314-1011 1BDRM DownTown NP, no smokers! Inclds utils & cable $720/mth,Jan1 250-318-0318 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person pref’d $900 incl util 819-3368 Cumfy 1bdrm suite. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. np. ns. Call now (250) 299-6477 Spacious 2bdrm Westsyde , w/d, util incl, Avail Now $1100 n/s, pet neg (250) 319-7421

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

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Motorcycles

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KAMLOOPS TEMPTRESS Sexy, fun, accommodating, & discreet. Ask about our daytime specials & Stag Parties.

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

Recreational/Sale

Trucks & Vans

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

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 good shape runs great $3800obo Call (250) 571-2107

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Transportation

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

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

05 SI Civic 152,000km 5spd manual new winters loaded $6500 (250) 571-0316

NO PETS

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Biscotti business incl all stock computer software & established clients 250-828-0076

Cars - Sports & Imports

318-4321

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Business for Sale

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

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Cars - Domestic

Townhouses

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Escorts

*some restrictions apply call for details

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

Bed & Breakfast

Trucks & Vans NEW LEER Truck Canopy. White. $800 1(250) 523-2350 (Logan Lake)

RUN UNTIL SOLD

NORTH SHORE

Suites, Lower

250-554-7888

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

ONLY $35.00(plus Tax)

Available rural location. Horse? $400 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

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NOTICE OF INTENT

RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY (LP) AMENDMENT An application for the addition of a second patio and a change to hours of liquor service has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Northland Properties Corporation, operating Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill, located at 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC. The current licensed hours are between 7:00pm to 2:00am (Monday through Sunday) and 7:00pm to midnight (Sunday). The proposed hours of sale are 9:00am – 2:00am (Monday through Saturday) and 9:00am – midnight (Sunday). The overall capacity will decrease from 488 persons to 277 persons. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5mile (0.8km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by: ÍłČŒ Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 OR Í´ČŒ By email: lclb.lclb@gov.bc.ca PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before February 2, 2014. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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