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Police blame organized crime for nine per cent jump By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
Kamloops RCMP say groups of organized criminals trying to establish a foothold in Kamloops are partially to blame for a nearly nine per cent rise in the city’s reported crime rate in 2013. According to yearend figures released to the city’s police committee this week, Mounties dealt with 14,499 actual offences in 2013, up from 13,348 in 2012. “We are seeing groups that are reaching out into Kamloops, trying to get established in drug activity,” RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller told
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the committee. Drug and property crimes accounted for much of the increase in criminal activity and Mueller said the two types of offences are often tied together. “Our intelligence shows us there’s a very strong correlation between drug activity and
property crime and, in many cases, we’re seeing the same groups of people in both,” he said. Mueller said his detachment has conducted an internal review and decided to re-organize its specialproject unit into a target-enforcement unit that focuses on drugs, firearms, organized crime and property crime. No new officers are involved in the effort, but Mueller said the unit is more closely integrated with others in the force and will have more flexibility in its investigations. He said the city is already seeing results from the change, including 39 charges
laid against 19 people in December after a three-month undercover investigation by the new unit. Most of the charges are for cocaine trafficking. Besides organized crime, Mueller believes a portion of the increase comes from population growth and some is the result of local RCMP having more people doing police work. While Kamloops Mounties have in the recent past often had up to 20 per cent of positions vacant, Mueller said the force now has nearly all the bodies it is supposed to have, which, he said, allows for more investigations and more arrests.
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A proposed playground project dedicated to a beloved Clearwater couple who died in an accident in 2012 will begin construction this spring after it received funding under a national community contest. Clearwater Coun. Shelley Sim said the park dedicated to Courtney and Skye Buck at a dilapidated courtyard at Clearwater’s Raft River elementary received $120,000 worth of funding from Aviva Canada through its community competition. Among the first to hear the news were the young couple’s parents. “Probably the most exciting moment is when we told the families this morning,” Sim told KTW.
Memorial playground a reality The couple’s car left HIghway 5 North on the evening of Dec. 9, 2012, landing in North Thompson River about 17 kilometres south of Clearwater. The couple were teachers. Skye had played on UCC’s basketball team. Courtney was pregnant at the time of her death. Sim said the funding allows the playground to be expanded with some additional natural features. Construction will be ready to go when snows clear in April. “There is no area of play there right now,” she said. The grants were awarded based on internet voting. Sim credited residents region-wide with their efforts. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of the North Thompson and Kamloops.”
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WALKING FOR MEMORIES The annual Investors Group Walk for Memories to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease was held on the weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. Leading the walk (left) was Linda Blanchet (centre with family), the walk’s honouree. Also at the event were politicos (right), including Kamloops Coun. Donovan Cavers (with microphone) and Terry Lake, health minister and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA. For more information on the fundraiser and to donate to the cause, go online to walkformemories. com. To see more photos from the event, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the “Community” tab. Allen Douglas photos/KTW
The (unofﬁcial) election campaign has begun By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
New challengers for this year’s Kamloops city council elections will likely face a tighter field than they did the last time the Tournament Capital went to the polls. Nearly all of the city’s sitting councillors are hoping to win back their seats at city hall. Those who haven’t made up their minds say they, too, are leaning towards another run. Compare that to 2011, when the departures of Denis Walsh, John O’Fee and Jim Harker left three open seats at the council table. Of the city’s eight councillors, Nelly Dever, Nancy Bepple and
Donovan Cavers are not ready to give KTW definitive answers about their election plans. Bepple said she is planning to run, but must first speak with Thompson Rivers University about taking another partial leave to continue sitting on council. Dever also wants to seek re-election, but she is waiting on the outcome of a personal matter that may affect her ability to devote the necessary time to both her business and her civic duties. “My intentions are to run,” she said, “but we’ll know for sure in the next couple of months.” Cavers said he’s struggling with the
media spotlight that comes with local office. “I do have pretty thick skin, but it’s kind of hard some times because you see people and it’s like, ‘Oh, did that person read the newspaper this morning?’” he said. “And it’s pretty tough to have any sort of decent intimate relationships.” He’s also weighing whether he’s likely to win a second term. Despite the reservations, Cavers is leaning more towards seeking a second term. “It’s 80 per cent likely is what I’m telling people,” he said. Mayor Pete Milobar kicked off his reelection campaign
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on social media last week at twitter.com/ TheKamloopsWay. Eagle-eyed KTW reader may recognize his first slogan: “It’s not earth-shattering, it’s not flashy — it’s getting the job done” from the mayor’s year-end interview in these pages. Readers with larger pocketbooks may also remember hearing a similar message at this year’s Mayor’s Gala for the Arts. While a couple of Kamloops tweeters have been poking fun at the campaign — sample tweet: “Getting a business loan to open (a) tattoo parlour(s.) #TheKamloopsWay” — Milobar said he’s mostly ignoring it.
“Everyone’s going to have their own opinion,” he said. Coun. Tina Lange isn’t a fan of the election process, which she said can be stressful for her, but she’ll be seeking her fourth term nonetheless. “I need something to keep my brain working,” she joked. If Arjun Singh is successful in his re-election bid, he will be entering his third term on council, though it will be the first time he has served a consecutive term, thanks to a loss in 2008. “Kamloops is my hometown,” Singh said. “I’ve benefitted a lot from living in Kamloops and being on Kamloops city council is a great honour and a great
opportunity to serve. I’d like to continue to do that.” Marg Spina is also looking for a third term and said she wants to stick with the agenda that brought her to the table in the first place. Ken Christian told KTW in November that he will be getting his campaign team together for another run. “I hope we’re successful again,” he said, calling his first term a great learning opportunity. “It’s been everything I think I expected it to be and more.” Pat Wallace has made no secret she’s looking to continue as Kamloops’ longestsitting councillor.
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“I enjoy what I’m doing tremendously and I work hard at it,” she said. “I enjoy the interaction with the community and there’s projects I’d like to see either well underway or come to fruition by the time I’m ready to retire.” If she’s successful in November, Wallace will have 30 years of council service under her belt by the end of the next term. Another former council member also put to rest rumours he might return this election cycle. Former Kamloops Daily News editor and erstwhile Kamloops mayor Mel Rothenburger said he has no plans to run for office again.
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Fire department probing weekend blaze at mill
Students set for space trip By Dale Bass
Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) investigators hope to begin examining a transformer at Domtar today (Jan. 28) after a weekend blaze halted production at the Mission Flats Road pulp mill. “We’re probably going to be in there tomorrow [Jan. 28],” KFR inspector Sheldon Guertin told Kamloops This Week. “From what I understand, they are doing their own investigation as well.” Emergency crews were called to the mill just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Domtar spokeswoman Bonnie Skeene said there were no injuries and the flames were doused within a couple of hours. She said production was halted for about 12 hours. Mill safety has been an ongoing issue since an explosion ripped through a sawmill in Burns Lake two years ago, killing two people and injuring 20 more. WorkSafe BC conducted a botched investigation that produced evidence that the Crown could not use in court, leading Premier Christy Clark to appoint her deputy minister to review the case. The BC Coroners Service also announced it would hold an inquest into the deaths of the fallen workers.
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Kamloops kids will help with scientist’s experiments container and be something a scientist can do in the microgravity atmosphere in the space station. The KamloopsThompson school district is only the second in Canada to be accepted into the program, Hembling said. Twenty-one other boxes will be accepted from American schools. There is a cost. Hembling has to
raise $21,500 to pay for the space trip, but he has been working with the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), part of the National Centre for Earth and Space Science Education. The program helps raise money for students to take part. Hembling said the man he’s dealing with at SSEP anticipates he can raise at least
half the amount, but it’s up to the Bert Edwards Science and Technology School principal to come up with the rest. Hembling said he’s cont acting all schools in the district, asking each parent-advisory council to donate $500, which will help. He is also approaching businesses and corporations in the Kamloops area.
Individuals can also make donations by cheques made out to the Kamloops-Thompson school district, specifying the space-experiment program. The district will provide tax receipts and all schools will forward any donations to Hembling. “This has got to be the best hands-on learning I’ve ever heard of,” Hembling said.
The Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA) remarks on the KGHM Ajax Mine Brochure of January 2014 Page 1 – The cover has a scientist taking samples from Inks Lake, a lake that will be lifeless after being converted to a “slurry pond” by Ajax. The rolling hill behind the lake will be covered by a 60 story high toxic tailings facility. Page 2 – The lake that is pictured with the two hikers is Trapp Lake, which will be over 20 kms from the proposed Ajax pit and therefore will be unaffected by its operation. Page 3 – Indicates that the proposed mine will undergo a comprehensive environmental assessment. The Kamloops Area Preservation Association has always insisted that Ajax undergo a Review Panel, the highest level of environmental assessment and is much more rigorous, transparent and independent. Despite its location within our City of 87,000, this proposal is not subject to the highest level of health and environmental scrutiny. Page 4 and 5 – Summarizes the mining history in the Kamloops area. Mining remains a vital part of our diversiﬁed economy. However, Ajax has the potential of changing the direction of our future and economy and will even change the development boundaries of our city. Page 6 – Refers to the Afton Mine that has operated at the site until 1997, but fails to disclose that Ajax will be more than 30 times larger than Afton. Our city has grown signiﬁcantly since Afton closed, in particular in the area closest to Ajax. Page 7 - Indicates that rigorous standards are continuously upheld and enforced by regulatory agencies. These agencies have been strongly criticized in a scathing report by the BC Auditor General for poor post approval monitoring. Page 8 - The people of Kamloops deserve the highest level of environmental assessment, the Review Panel, as granted to other large resource based projects such as the Northern Gateway Pipeline and the Prosperity Mine near Williams Lake. Page 9 - These studies have been underway for years and very little has been released to the public. The best example is lack of transparency in the refusal to release the ore assay results. The studies are not independent and are conducted by the Proponent. Page 10 – “Zero Discharge” is a misleading statement and does not take into consideration loss of water into the ground or atmosphere. “Zero Discharge” is, in fact, impossible. Page 11 – Water ﬂow rates stated are based on average annual ﬂows and do not take low ﬂow points or drought conditions into consideration, in particular during peak salmon cycles. Page 12 and 13 – The blasting comments are loosely based on a small test blast secretly conducted in February 2011 and on comments made by the Proponent that vibrations may be felt for up to 4 kms from the proposed pit. Ajax refuses to conduct a maximum size operational test blast to enable the public to make their own assessment as to the noise, vibration and visual impact which will continue for 8400 consecutive days of blasting. Page 14 and 15 – Copper is important to the global economy and there are many new copper mines planned over the globe, including KGHM International’s Sierra Gorda Mine in Chile and Victoria Mine in Ontario, to ensure global demand for copper will be met. Page 16 - Tax revenues are speculation only and do not take into account ﬂuctuations in the economy and metal prices. Also municipal tax projections do not take into account anticipated changes in the mine's design that may result in structures being located outside the city limits. Tax revenue does not take into consideration costs to consumers for Hydro subsidies estimated at $25 million per year for a total of $575 million, estimated for the 23 year lifespan of Ajax. Page 17 – Does not explain the increase of jobs in the project from 380 in their original projections to 500 now. It should also be noted that Ajax has refused to guarantee any of the jobs to local residents
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Page 19 – The samples inspected by the captioned geologist include what will be in the local air that we will all breathe, yet the Proponent has refused to release this information to the public. Page 20 – “We Want To Hear From You “questionnaire does not adequately give the public options to truly express their opinion about the project.
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Young vandals not following code of taggers By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
Vandals in Kamloops don’t have the respect for art they once had. Ronnie Bouvier, head of the city’s graffiti task force, said Kamloops is seeing a new rash of vandalism targeting murals and public art. The city has encouraged businesses to erect murals in the past because traditional wisdom holds that graffiti artists will not tag art. But, Bouvier said, the latest crop of local taggers doesn’t play by the usual rules.
“They’re just kids putting up swear words, phallic symbols, shooting someone else down,” she said. “These are the guys that go around and, if you actually have an artistic tag, they’ll cross it out.” Bouvier said murals in Juniper Ridge and McArthur Island have been particularly hard hit, along with a mural on a Tranquille Road business she declined to identify. While the business owner on Tranquille had his mural repaired by its original artist, Bouvier said he’s likely to paint
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over the artwork if he’s vandalized again. The Juniper Ridge mural might not get that second lease on life. “It just has a big, probably six foot ‘F-word you’ on the outside and we can’t get it off because we destroy everything that’s underneath,” Bouvier said. Her task force was, however, able to remove phallic symbols added to several hockey players
on a second mural in the neighbourhood’s park. The worst was what taggers did to murals on the back of the Boys and Girls Club building at McArthur Island. Bouvier called the graffiti “horrific” and “just the most obscene things we’ve ever seen.” She said the content and quality of the graffiti indicates it is being created by youth. “They’re not fol-
lowing any code of conduct,” she said. “The older guys who call themselves graffiti artists will say, ‘This is not OK. You drew all over my stuff, man.’” Bouvier said her organization is trying to get neighbourhoods more involved in reporting vandalism when it is happening and preventing it where possible in an effort to combat younger vandals.
Public art isn’t safe from the latest crop of vandals in Kamloops. Besides this Riverside Park sculpture, murals around the city have been damaged — some beyond repair. Andrea Klassen/ KTW
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Overlanders Bridge repairs likely in 2015 By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time in three years, motorists headed to the North Shore this summer may be able to get there without facing major construction delays. Kamloops councillors will vote today (Jan. 28) on whether to put the resurfacing of Overlanders Bridge on hold for a year. The city approved $6.1 million in borrow-
ing for the project last year, but public works director Jen Fretz said an engineering analysis of the bridge turned up an unexpected issue. Fretz said the sidewalk on the west side of the bridge is in poor condition and, while it is still safe to use at present, it’s only a matter of time before the pedestrian path will need to be closed and fixed. “Structurally, it needs some attention,”
she said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t really done anything with those corbels since the sidewalk was originally built, so it’s time we did some repairs for sure. “We just don’t know what the degree of those repairs are at this point.” An inspection by Watson Engineering found 16 per cent of the sidewalk’s panels are in
poor condition and two unsafe panels had to be replaced immediately. The corbels that provide the underlying support for the panels are in worse shape. Only five were found to be in good condition. The other 151 are rated “poor condition.” “It’s to a state where if we don’t do something soon than it will become an issue,” Fretz said.
A staff report from streets and capital projects manager Kristen Meersman estimates repairs to the sidewalk would add another $2 million to the bridge repair costs, but suggests the city also look at a $3.5-million replacement, which will last longer. Fretz said that investigation will take place this year. While the bridge
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work could technically go ahead, she said the city would have to tear up a portion of the deck replacement if it wants to proceed with sidewalk repairs after the fact. Instead, she’s recommending the city wait until 2015 to do the repairs. In the meantime, Fretz said the city is proposing a temporary fix in 2014.
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Area mining lacking in grassroots spending either extend mine life or increase production at the copper-gold deposit. In October, New Gold CEO Robert Gallagher said exploration has already added an additional three years to mine life, to 2027, with the potential for a further extension. At Ajax, company officials said it will incur “significant expenditures in 2013 and will continue to invest significant funds in 2014.” It has spent $127 million since 2010.
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Mineral exploration in the ThompsonNicola region fell to about $48 million in 2013, relying on budgets from major players, including KGHM-Ajax and New Gold Inc’s New Afton project, but lacking grassroots spending. A spokeswoman at New Afton said the mine on the city’s western boundary spent $10 million in 2013 and will spend that amount again in 2014 in a quest to
Provincewide, exploration fell in 2013 to $476 million from $680 million the year before. Jim Gillis, a veteran city mining promoter, said recent spending has been concentrated on advanced projects that are close to receiving approval, while exploration at the grassroots level has declined. “It’s slow, no question,” said Gillis, who heads Kamloops-based Cassidy Gold Corp. “The reason is it’s very hard to raise money.
“The exploration industry for the past three years has had a great deal of trouble raising money.” That means the grassroots industry that comes up with discoveries — the kind of prospecting that found a new mineral resource at the Afton pit almost two decades ago — may not find much in the future because no one is looking. “In exploration, we spend a lot of money and it takes four or five years to get something going,” Gillis said.
On Monday, Jan. 27, Premier Christy Clark announced at Vancouver’s Mineral Roundup that the province will extend a mining-exploration tax credit. The province has set a goal of opening eight new mines and expanding nine others. Another major regional project is Yellowhead Mining’s Harper Creek in the North Thompson Valley, a proposed open-pit copper project. One of its potential
roadblocks is lack of powerline capacity from BC Hydro. The company has spent millions on exploration in the last decade. Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys said lack of approval for the power upgrades is not holding up the Harper Creek project.
Instead, he said, it has been sent back for more work by B.C.’s environmental-assessment office. Once that is done, “we’ll sit down with all interested parties, not just Yellowhead, to see what we have to do to get Hydro to step up,” Humphreys said.
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An American citizen who grew pot on a rural North Thompson property to donate medical marijuana to those in need will spend the next six months behind bars. Michael Lawrence Campbell pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 27, to one count of production of a controlled substance. The 57-year-old had also been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, but that count was stayed. Defence lawyer Rob Bruneau described Campbell’s intentions with his grow-op as “good.”
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T’S BEEN A FEW MONTHS since the Great Parking Meter Revolution descended on the downtown core. The plan was to replace the E.T.looking coin meters at each stall with high-tech, flashy parking kiosks at intersection corners and in mid-block. The idea was to improve technology and ease of use (the kiosks take coins and credit cards and cellphone payment may be added in the future), while allowing drivers to use multiple parking stalls during one payment period. In return, drivers parking downtown were forced to ante up as the cost to park has doubled. To be sure, it remains affordable to park downtown, even with the fee being doubled and more (what was once 25 cents per half-hour is now 50 cents; what was once 50 cents per hour is now $1; what was once a two-hour limit has been extended to three hours, though the third hour is $2, double what it costs to park for each of the first two hours). The change is not inexpensive; the city borrowed $1.7 million to buy 90 kiosks that will replace 850 meters that have generated about a half-milliondollars annually for the municipality. The kiosks are expected to bring in about $900,000 annually, about a third of which will go into a parking-reserve fund for a future parkade or similar parking addition. City council and the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association have repeatedly made the point that raising rates for the sake of raising rates cannot and will not be done. Coun. Tina Lange noted precisely this during a March 2013 council meet-
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ing by reminding all that the KCBIA had opined rates cannot be raised unless drivers parking downtown are offered something new and improved. Yet, drivers in some areas downtown are paying double today for the same service they received in the prekiosk era. While 90 kiosks will replace 850 parking meters, the entire transition has not been completed, leaving portions of the downtown core with the old meters bearing new prices. If, as the city and the KCBIA claim, a hike in parking fees must be accompanied by a new and improved parking service, why do existing meters — notably, the rows on either side of Victoria Street outside Memorial Arena — have the new fees? One cannot enjoy the benefits of the kiosks when plugging quarters into the old meters. There is no option to change parking stalls for the added fee. There is no credit-card slot. Heck, the old meters don’t even accept dimes or nickels. Yet the more-expensive parking fee applicable to the improved kiosk system has been extended to the old meters. It is not going to bankrupt drivers,
but it is important to note the city has done exactly what it said it would not — could not — do. City council has often claimed parking meters are more about getting people to move their vehicles in a reasonable time frame and less about extra revenue. However, arbitrarily raising the rates on the old meters without giving drivers the benefits associated with the new kiosks reminds me of the decision by council in February 2010 to add 43 parking meters to the 500-block of Third and Fourth avenues and Battle and Nicola streets. City council claimed then the parking meters would replace the free two-hour-limit parking in an effort to reduce parking congestion and generate parking-stall turnover. If extra revenue was (and is) not the intent, city council could have accomplished the same by simply having bylaws officers get out of their vehicles and start enforcing the two-hour limits on those streets. If a bylaws officer has to be there to write a ticket based on an expired meter, a bylaws officer has to be there to write a ticket based on a vehicle exceeding the two-hour limit. Soon enough, those high-tech kiosks will be added to the area around Memorial Arena and elsewhere where the old meters remain. Until then, I think we should all engage in a small act of civil disobedience and adopt the old fee schedule when using the coin-operated meters. It doesn’t exactly rank up there with protests in Kiev but, in Kamloops, we do what we can. email@example.com
Letter grades remain helpful Advocates of a pilot project in Surrey school district elementary schools make a good case there are constructive alternatives to the traditional report-card approach. But, we won’t give them a pass on the most contentious aspect of the project — setting aside letter grades. This comes perilously close to throwing out the proverbial baby with the bath water. What’s wrong with keeping letter grades, alongside the more conscientious summaries? Anyone who has been through our school system recognizes the bald letter grade misses the finer points of an individual’s progress. Too often excellent work, heartening development and delightful expression is flattened by alphabetic tyranny. Even attempts to shade the picture with pluses and minuses are inadequate substitutes for thorough evaluation. Exams are not a fail-safe measure of what a student knows and offer scant recognition of individual’s learning strengths and weaknesses. It’s frightening to contemplate how many positions of responsibility, in our 21st-century world, are occupied by people who gained their qualifications by dint of cramming and regurgitating the opinions of others without developing any facility for critical thinking — and taking tests that have long since been all but forgotten. And yet, given the realities of that world — and the place we are preparing for our children in it — it seems unfair to deprive them of a key tool for progress. Even given the shortcomings of a traditional letter grade, it has endured because we need a short form of evaluation as well as more comprehensive forms. Reform education by all means — but don’t threaten our children’s progress, or crush their expectations, through asymmetrical reform.
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“Teachers want to be taken seriously about getting a pay raise due to all their hard work; however, they just voted to have another paid week off. “By doing this, they just reinforce the reason why many people believe they don’t deserve any more money.” — posted by Billy “I don’t think some of you understand how much preparation and organization it takes for teachers. “They spend hours of their free time marking, buying supplies, coming up with assignments — plus all the meetings and upgrading they have to do. “I’m not a teacher, but I have friends who are and they never take entire summers off just relaxing. “Same with long weekends. They are some of the busiest. committed people I know. “They have a really hard job — give them a break!” — posted by Piper
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Fletcher needs to balance his oil-sands PR info Editor: Columnist Tom Fletcher recently ridiculed Neil Young in KTW (‘Old man, take a look at your facts, they are not quite true’). While I agree that some of Young’s oilsands facts are incorrect, the substance of his message is accurate. Fletcher’s facts are more misleading. I toured the area last summer by canoe and by airplane. Comparisons with the moon seem reasonable. Fletcher refers to the “discredited study by former community doctor John O’Connor.” Actually, O’Connor is still the doctor for Forts McKay and Chipewyan. I interviewed him last August. He never carried out a study, only signaling to Alberta Health that he was concerned by the number of certain cancers in the area. Health Canada and
KTW reader Eli Puvnick’s argues the oil-sands of northern Alberta do indeed resemble the landscape of the moon.
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Alberta Health, in response, filed charges against him with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for “causing undue alarm.” All charges were later quietly dropped with no explanation. Fletcher asserts the College “concluded that Dr. O’Connor made a number of inaccurate or untruthful claims’ about cancer
patients.” This is doubtful: O’Connor has never seen the conclusions. In 2009, Alberta Health did conclude a cancer study on the Fort Chipewyan population, which they claimed showed no cause for concern. In 2010, the study was reviewed by Dr. Gina Solomon, deputy secretary for science and health
at the California Environmental Protection Agency. She concluded rates of specific cancers linked to exposure to oil and petrochemical products were three to seven times higher than expected. Newer research has found oil-sands pollution of remote lakes with PAHs (some known carcinogens) at levels no worse than in
urban settings. However, the levels are rapidly accumulating and will soon be far worse. And the Athabasca River itself is exposed to higher levels of airborne contamination, more run-off and leakage from huge nearby tailings ponds. No one I talked to last summer who lives or summers along the Athabasca River will drink the water any more and few are still willing to eat the fish. It would be helpful if Fletcher would investigate a little further than the reams of PR spin produced by the oil industry and its federal and provincial government cheerleaders. Eli Pivnick Kamloops
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With an effortless grace that lets them wing 1,500 kilometres over the Pacific Ocean, a pair of airborne trumpeter swans drifts toward the surface of the South Thompson river on a still, grey afternoon. Remarkably beautiful — and a remarkable change on the river. The moment shows recovery of a species once thought to be on a flight to extinction. “Originally, trumpeters would have been here,” said Rick Howie, a biologist and avid Kamloops birder. “But, trumpeter swans collapsed here previous to 1900s, when they were almost hunted to extinction.” Tom Dickinson, Thompson Rivers University’s dean of science, recalls when the Calgary Zoo obtained a pair of trumpeter swans in the early 1970s. It was thought the
species would join the Carolina parakeet, Eskimo curlew and countless other birds that no longer inhabit the Earth. Those surviving trumpeters 40 years ago existed only in a few tiny pockets of breeding grounds in Alaska and the Yukon. “When I was a kid and going to school, they estimated there were less than a 1,000 left,” Dickinson said. Today, a quarter that number alone exists on the river east of Kamloops. In place of trumpeter swans — over time, here and through B.C. and Alberta migration routes — came the tundra swan, similar in appearance, yet smaller. For decades it inhabited the slow-moving ecosystem rich in vegetation. But, a count of eagles and swans completed this month by members of Kamloops Naturalist Club confirms the once-nearly extinct
trumpeter swan has reestablished and pushed out its cousin — tundra swans are gone from the South Thompson River, although populations remain healthy elsewhere. “We got none this year,” Howie said of the tundra swan. “We haven’t seen a half-dozen in the past five or six years.” Over several days this month, dedicated birders combed the shoreline, focusing on known spots to count swans and eagles, a census that helps indicate the health of the ecosystem. Volunteers counted 30 eagles, what Howie said “is in the ballpark” for traditional numbers. The number of eagles counted each year is dependent on the size of the salmon run. They have also made a comeback from decades ago, thought to be from elimination of the use of DDT eventually digested by the top predator in the food chain.
“Eagles for a lot of people represent the quality of the environment,” Howie said. “If you can see eagles, then everything is doing OK.” Swans are far more numerous, totalling 263 this year — all of them trumpeters. Howie said this year’s count is about average for total numbers. Dickinson credits the rebound of the trumpeter to habitat conservation in Oregon, Washington and California, where the birds move on the farthest migration south in winter. Efforts to conserve in Canada began with the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with the United States in 1918. The plume trade for women’s hats was lucrative, but destructive. Decades later, it led to conservation acts and treaties. In the late 1800s, Dickinson said famed ornithologist Frank Chapman “walked down the street in New York
City and counted seven species of birds, I think, that contributed to a hat — many of which were closing in on extinction.” Dickinson believes tundra swans have gone back to their more normal wintering routes, nudged out by trumpeters. “When you look at the two on the river, I think the trumpeters are a little more aggressive,” he said. “They’ll reach out and swipe at the others.” The question remains: Is the replacement on the river for the good or is it another omen caused by climate change or habitat disturbance elsewhere? “It would be nice to have both — a little more diversity,” Howie said. “The world is always changing. The question is why and how. “If it’s something we’re doing, it would be nice to fix. “If it’s part of the ebb and flow of nature, it’s good.”
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Despite requests, no extra foot-patrol ofﬁcers Kamloops RCMP aren’t clamouring to see more funding for foot patrols in the city. While members of the public had asked to see more police pounding the pavement on the North Shore, Supt. Brad Mueller told the city’s co-ordinated enforcement committee on Monday, Jan. 27, that he feels the current contingent of walking and bicycle patrollers is enough. “If you were to offer me two or three more resources, probably the statistics would show I could employ those to areas of greater need than foot patrols,” Mueller said. While the officer responsible for the bulk of the city’s on-foot police presence is set to retire in 2014, Mueller said his replacement is in training and a plan is in place to continue the program, which splits one officer between the North and South shores. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association general manager Gay Pooler said she would also like to see more patrols in her area, which she said helps build relationships between the RCMP and business owners who have concerns about panhandling or other issues. But, with no RCMP
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Fifteen months after its launch, Kamloops RCMP’s Car 40 program is being hailed as a success by Mueller. The city’s top cop said the program has reduced both the number of calls relating to, and the amount of police time spent on, mentalhealth cases. Launched in October 2012, the program pairs a mental-health nurse and an RCMP officer with a mental-health background. While a typical mental-health call can take more than 100 minutes to resolve, should the person involved need to go to Royal Inland Hospital, Mueller said Car 40 has cut that down to about 70 minutes on average. The program has also reduced the number of “chronic callers” to the RCMP by 35 per cent and the number of calls
made about individuals who are frequently reported to police by 73 per cent. The Interior Health Authority, which partnered with police for the program, is also conducting its own review of Car 40.
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She held down the fort during the city’s
search for a new RCMP superintendent, but she will be taking on a new role in the nation’s capital. Kamloops RCMP Insp. Jenny Latham is headed to Ottawa later this year to take on a role as a grievance adjudicator for the national police force. Latham said the decision was motivated by a desire to be closer to family in Ontario.
Milobar and Mueller praised Latham for her efforts locally following the retirement of Yves Lacasse. The former head of the Kamloops RCMP is now external-affairs manager for KGHM Ajax. “She has done a good job at bringing up and making sure the service delivery was there and maintained,” Mueller said.
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Imagine walking down the street in Kamloops in the year 2034. It’s a beautiful day — sunny and warm — and everything is right with the world. As you look around, what are some of the things you see that have made this community a wonderful place in which to live? That was the scenario put to 150 people at a pair of meetings on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The meetings, hosted by the Kamloops 350 group, were aimed at creating awareness and generating ideas about the transition-town movement — the idea of making communities more self-reliant by buying local,
self-generating food and the like. Kamloops 350 said the time for concrete ideas and asking “how” will come down the road, choosing instead on the weekend to focus on brainstorming and the exchange of ideas. While there was no formal record taken of the brainstorming sessions, participants broke into 10 groups, spending nearly an hour discussing local currency, neighbourhood associations, co-housing villages, worker co-ops, local food production, reforestation, solar and wind power, alternative means of transportation and a citizens’ community store. “I’m just interested in these kinds of initiatives,” said Leroy Harder, who attended on Saturday (Jan. 25) morning. “I’m doing a lot of stuff on my own, so you want to connect with
people that were doing the same sorts of things. “I think there’s going to be big pressures in the future. We need to start dealing with stuff,” he said. “We need to start laying the groundwork now and then, hopefully, the transition will be easier in the future. The meetings were the first in a series that Kamloops 350 hopes to facilitate, in an effort to address sustainability and gauge the community’s interest in transition-town initiatives. It will be left to the larger group of participants to decide how to move the process forward, The dates for further meetings have not been determined. To learn more about Kamloops 350, go online to local.350.org/kamloops-350.
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A16 TUESDAY, January 28, 2014
Running for his life — and those of the kids By Andrea Klassen
Jamie McDonald is on his way across Canada to raise money for UK and Canadian children’s hospitals. His Kamloops stop on Thursday, Jan. 24, represented the beginning of the 27-year-old British man’s home stretch. Andrea Klassen/KTW
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Between the coconut water, jerky and trail mix, Jamie McDonald was eating like someone who just ran all the way to Valleyview from Pritchard. Well, all that way with a slight detour. Several kilometres into his run on Thursday, Jan. 23, McDonald realized something was missing from the baby buggy holding his tent, sleeping bag, food stores and other supplies — his phone. “I’ve done it so many times,” he groaned between bites of pepperoni during a stop at Rivershore Nissan, where he received a donation. “I woke up and my head was in the clouds.” Turning around added more distance to the day, but it’s dwarfed by the length of the 27 year-old British man’s full route. For the last year, McDonald has been on a run across Canada in an effort to raise funds
for Canadian Children’s hospitals, as well as for two UK charities. Because of a rare spinal condition, McDonald spent much of his first nine years of life in UK Children’s hospitals. “If it wasn’t for them, I might not be here,” he said. In an effort to give back, he decided to
bike from Thailand to England, then broke a world record by cycling for 12 days straight on a stationary bicycle. “After that, almost everyone around me was asking what I was doing next,” McDonald said. Already in possession of a Canadian visa he’d acquired years earlier with plans of
being a backpacker, McDonald’s next target seemed clear. On March 19, 2013, he dipped a hand in the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s and headed west. It was his first-ever distance run, much in the same way the trip across Europe and Asia was his first cycling trip. “It’s a big part of my
message that you don’t need to be a super athlete, you don’t need to be anything special,” he explained. “You can just give it a go.” That doesn’t mean the trek across the country has been easy. For the first leg of the journey, McDonald was camping or sleeping in ditches and pub-
lic washrooms. Not so bad in summer, but when winter set in around the time he reached Winnipeg, — and McDonald developed a case of chronic tendonitis in one foot — it looked like the journey might be at an end. “It felt like that was when Canada really got behind me,” he said, noting people began reaching out, networking to find him homes to sleep in as he continued on. B.C. presented its own series of challenges for McDonald. “I had to head over Roger’s Pass and Parks Canada did not want me to run,” he said. “They made it very clear they did not want me to do this run. But, I had to finish it up.” With snow covering the shoulder of the road
Sa-Hali junior achievers among best in B.C. A team of students from Sa-Hali secondary is among the top four in the province competing in a program offered by Junior Achievement. The six students, three each from grades 11 and 12, competed on the weekend in Vancouver in the annual Junior Achievement Innovation Jam, where they listened to speakers in the morning and then created a business plan, complete with video, on a product idea. Sophia de Zeeuw, one of the team members, said her group created Morning Wood Toothbrushes,
which involve a handle made from pine beetle, forest-fire or other unusable wood, with interchangeable bristle pieces. The team’s creation is competing with others from the conference in an online Youtube format where the number of likes on each video will determine the People’s Choice Award winner. That team will receive $3,000. One of the other teams competing for the award comes from Kelowna and de Zeeuw said she and the other students are particularly keen to beat it. To check out the
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and multiple tunnels to run through, McDonald was aware his life was in danger every minute. “It was one of the toughest days of my life,” he said. “Six per cent grade and I’m pushing a baby stroller that weighs 70 kilograms. So, it weighs more than me.” Now on the home stretch, McDonald said he is finally starting to feel like the trip is coming to an end. “Every single day I woke up, it didn’t matter how close I got to Vancouver, it didn’t feel like I could make it,” he said. “But, yesterday was the first day that it dawned on my I’m actually going to do it.” When he has reached the Pacific Ocean, McDonald suspects his fundraising days won’t come to an end, though he hasn’t decided what method of transportation will take him across the next country he tackles. To learn more about McDonald’s trip, go online to jamiemcdonald.org.
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CRAWFORD FAIRFOUL (CURLY) December 6, 1922 ~ January 21, 2014 O n Tu e s d a y J a n u a r y 21, 2014, Crawford passed away at Penticton Regional Hospital. Predeceased by son Leslie, brother Jim, sister Winnie and beloved wife Mary, he is survived by sons Rob (Janice) and Mark (Karen), brother John, sister-in-law Dorothy, grandchildren Tyson, Taylor, Riley, Nicole and Andrea, extended family and friends. Dad was born and raised on Nanaimo Street in New Westminster B.C. and had many happy memories and stories of his time with family and friends. In 1949 he and Mom married, and resided in New Westminster, raising 3 boys there until moving to Kamloops in 1968. In 2006 Dad lost his Mary after 57 years together. In the year prior to Mom’s passing, Dad was a devoted and loving caregiver. He managed to live in his Kamloops home until age 89, moving to Summerland to be with family. At an early age, Dad became interested in aircraft, and he and his childhood friend would ride their bikes to Boundary Bay airport, where he later started his aviation career with the elementary ﬂying school. Some of Dad’s favorite stories came from his time working at Queen Charlotte Airlines, maintaining the Stranraers up and down the coast as well as on trips as far away as Montreal. In years following, Dad was in charge of maintenance for BNP Airways, and after moving to Kamloops in 1968 started B.C. Central Aeromotive L.T.D. with his good friend Frank Kratzer. Dad became a ﬁxture at the Kamloops airport, and continued working occasionally even into his 80’s, holding his AME licence for a total of 67 years. Throughout his time in aviation, Dad made more friends than could be listed, and he was still receiving calls and visits from people he had worked with as far back as the 1940’s. He was respected by all who knew him for his no nonsense approach, incredible knowledge, and his beautiful workmanship. Dad was a supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all. A family service will be held in New Westminster in the spring of 2014. Donations in Crawford’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC.
Hanson, Majella Jacqueline Loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend March 3, 1970 - January 13, 2014 Following a tragic accident and with family by her side, Majella Jacqueline Hanson peacefully slipped from this world into the open arms of Jesus. Majella was born and raised in Kamloops where she enjoyed summers and weekends at the family cabin on Shuswap Lake. The call of the city lured Majella to Vancouver where she spent countless hours volunteering at various agencies. Majella embraced her core value of kindness she became very involved in her service to others. It was family that brought Majella the most joy, in particular her nieces and nephews. Majella took the role of being an aunt very seriously; it was a job she cherished. She was always a willing participant in a game of hide-and-seek, building Lego villages, and offering her face for makeup application lessons. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents of Adrian House, where Majella resided in friendship, comfort and happiness for the past year. Special thank you to Sandy for her support and care, as well as to Dr. Madhani and Matti Cathcart (an angel who walks among us). Majella’s life was busy and full as she enjoyed new experiences with new friends. Majella’s strong belief in giving to others was evident in her death as her final wish was to donate her organs to those in need. We the family were comforted when this wish became reality. A special thank you to Nicky, Leslie and the entire team from the BC Transplant Society who worked tirelessly to help Majella fulfill her wish of organ donation. We are forever grateful to Dr. Craig, and nurses Poonam and Lana (RCH-ICU) who gave Majella such wonderful care when she needed it most. Majella and her brother Hanson started their final journey to heaven together on January 13, 2014. Majella is survived by her loving parents Ben and Leonie, David’s wife, Susan (Zachary and Alannah), sisters Meagan and Fiona (Des) (Gunnar, Hugo, August, Magnus, Guinevere) and brother Jeremy (Teresa) (Mattea, Seppi, Lorelai). In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made in Majella’s name to the BC Transplant Society. Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Vancouver.
Bossert, Emanuel Daniel
November 28,1951 ~ January 22, 2014
Don Henderson of Kamloops, BC, passed away January 22nd, 2014 at 62 years of age. Don is survived by his loving wife Patricia Henderson, children Tammi (Jason) of Kamloops, BC, Darrell (Alena) of St. Paul, AB, Julie (Aaron) of Kamloops, BC, and Stephanie (Shawn) of Kamloops, BC. Also left to cherish Don’s memory are his brother Bryan (Sandra) and sister Sharon, grandchildren Sam, Alex, Nathan, Zachary, Bentley, Alexis, Kaden, Josh and Ryan; The Craig Family and Tammy Johnson. Don is predeceased by his parents Doris and Gordon Henderson. Don spent many years as a part of RCSCC Kamloops #137. He also contributed 40 years of service with Arclin Canada (Reichold), and was the owner/ operator of No Limits Trampoline/Tunnels and Tubes. Don’s greatest joy throughout his life was raising his children, spending his time (which was his favourite time) with his grandchildren and most of all the moments he spent with his loving wife. A Memorial Service for Don will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the amazing nurses at the Kamloops Hospice and ask that, in lieu of ﬂowers, donations in Don’s memory be made to the Hospice Association. . Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
DAVE BENEDICT HANSON August 20, 1967 ~ January 13, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce that David Benedict Hanson, born August 20th, 1967, passed away on January 13th, 2014 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. David was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He attended UBC, graduating with a degree in Microbiology. While at UBC, David met his future wife and soul mate, Susan, who remained by his side for the next 25 years. Together they raised two beautiful children Zachery and Alannah of whom David was very proud. An avid outdoorsman, David spent time hiking, hunting, and fishing with his children, brother, and father. One of David’s greatest gifts was the ability to make each person he met feel special. His innate sense of curiosity, partnered with his love of people and strong work ethic, was the backbone of his successful career. David earned the respect and admiration of his clients, and colleagues. As an accomplished piano player, David was often found at home playing his grand piano. David and his sister Majella Hanson started their final journey to heaven together on January 13th, 2014. David is survived by his wife Susan, son Zachery, daughter Alannah, parents Ben and Leonie, sisters Meagan and Fiona (Des) (Gunnar, Hugo, August, Magnus, Guinevere) and brother Jeremy (Teresa) (Mattea, Seppi, Lorelai). The family wishes to thank Drs. Yoshida and Lim, friend Karen Smith for her support, David’s co-workers at Kerr Wood Leidal, and all of the friends and family who helped us during David’s difficult journey. A very special thank you to Dr. Elinda Ho for her extraordinary support for David and Susan as a professional and close family friend In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation. A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Vancouver
September 15, 1918 — January 19, 2014 Emanuel passed away peacefully at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre in Kamloops, B.C., at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Katarius) in 2008; also, predeceased by his parents, sisters Lily Samanich, Erna Popp, Hilda Rasich, and brother Herbert Bossert. Emanuel was born in Bassarabia, Romania, and came to Canada in 1929. After stops in Veteran and Raymond, Alberta, the Bossert family settled in the Brocklehurst area. Emanuel was a WWII veteran, orchardist/farmer, builder, business owner, and DND ﬁreﬁghter over his lifetime. He married Elizabeth in 1941, in Kamloops, and they raised 4 children; moved to Victoria, B.C., in 1966 with the 3 youngest; returned to Kamloops; then ventured into ranching at Monte Lake, B.C., until he and Elizabeth retired to Oliver, B.C., in 1997; and he returned to Kamloops in 2009. He is survived by his four children: Dennis (Marise), Glenn, Brenda, Karen; 6 grandchildren: Gregory Bossert, Richard (Kelley) Bossert, Lana (Matthew) McLean, Neal (Helena) Bird, Michael McFarland, Marisa (Fredy) Bretthauer; and 5 great-grandchildren: Laurel Bossert, Oliver and Abigail McLean, Jayde Bretthauer, Roman Bird. He is also survived by siblings Irma (Gale) Gfeller, and Edwin (Rickie) Bossert. Emanuel will be remembered for his dedication to his family, and he will be greatly missed by the family and many friends. Thank you to the caregivers and nurses on the Gemstone Jade Wing for their professional care, and kindness. No service by request.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill When funds are low and debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out – The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So, stick to the ﬁght when you’re hardest hit – It’s when things seem worst that You must not quit!
DOUGLAS ROY SMITH August 12, 1950 January 27, 2011
Turn Again To Life If I should die and leave you here a while, be not like others sore undone, who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
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Cattle producers embrace new insurance program By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
The association representing B.C. cattle producers is predicting success for a new priceinsurance program where predecessors have failed. A livestock-insurance program is available to Western cattle producers based on a successful Alberta model. The four-year pilot is intended to protect ranch-
ers against price declines and collapses through an affordable insurance program. Kevin Boon, general manager of B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, predicted the program will be popular, unlike previous offerings based on a grain or tree-fruit insurance model. Payouts will be immediate, rather than one or two years later under earlier insurance programs.
“It is different,” he said. “It’s a producerdriven model. It’s a premium and it pays for itself. Producers have an opportunity to enter and exit [insurance] as they see fit.” Government will provide financing in the event payouts during a catastrophic price collapse run the fund dry. But, premiums going forward will be expected to eventually fill that shortfall.
The program is a type of hedging that allows ranchers to guarantee pricing when animals go to market in return for a premium. Boon said that premium will be in the range of $20 for a calf worth between $1,000 and $1,100. “It gives us the opportunity to ensure we’re protecting our investment.” The program will be administered out of an existing office in Alberta.
So, who does clean those crime scenes? By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Nash Parnell can tell you the wrappers, rodents and refuse piled in every space and corner of a house is not found only on TV. Parnell and partner Chantel Willox operate an Oyama-based company that specializes in cleaning up what most people don’t want to think about — from grisly crime scenes to the homes of hoarders. 1st Trauma Scene Clean Up and 1st Hoarding Clean Up are offshoots of a Vancouver firm. They compete on a contract basis with restoration firms here, including ServiceMaster Kamloops.
Parnell said both he and Willox have a background in small business, including operating a cleaning company on the Coast. The link came with Willox, who met company founder Brian Woronuik — a former firefighter and armedforces medic — through cleaning his home. Parnell said trauma clean-up and hoarding each represent about 50 per cent of the business, which operates across the Interior. “It’s not always old people,” Parnell said of hoarders. “We’ve had fast-food hoarders — you see all kinds of things . . . It’s been growing quickly.” Hoarding was included in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM). So, how does the couple steel themselves to clean up the horrors they may face on a day-to-day basis? “It’s a really good thing Chantel and I are together — just being able to talk about it,” he said. “I didn’t think I could do it, until I could.” The company can only enter a crime scene after being cleared by police, following detailed investigation and removal of forensic evidence. Calling it “not a mop and bucket job,” Nash said the risks of trauma scenes are not widely understood. Those risks include HIV and hepatitis pathogens.
The program comes during a period of strong prices in the cattle market, driven up by the falling
loonie, limited supply and dropping grain prices on the Prairies. “Profits are starting to
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Price family has TRU ties Elli’s going to Sochi By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER Adam@kamloopsthisweek.com
T WAS ABOUT an hour before Hockey Canada announced the men’s Olympic-team roster and Kayla Price wasn’t sure if brother Carey would make the cut. Bleary-eyed and tired from a sleepless night, Kayla received a text message from P.K. Subban, her brother’s NHL teammate with the Montreal Canadiens and, at the time, a fellow Olympic hopeful. Subban said he had made the team. “I was like, ‘What about Carey?’ and I never got a response back,” Kayla said. After a few stressful moments, she heard the news from her sibling. A text message sent at 7 a.m. on Jan. 7 revealed the news: “I made the team, but don’t tell anyone, don’t tweet about it.” The rest of Canada wouldn’t know for another hour. “It was kind of assumed he was going to make it, but it’s so nerve-wracking. You never know. So, it was definitely a huge relief to hear it,” Kayla said. “Then, when they announced it on TV, I was so excited I wanted to cry.” Kayla, 22, is a Thompson Rivers University communi-
Elli Terwiel of Sun Peaks will represent Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February. KTW file photo
Kayla Price and brother Carey pose for a photo at a wedding. Carey was named to the Canadian hockey team heading to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in February. Kayla is a student at Thompson Rivers University. Laurel McCarrell photo
cations student from Anahim Lake. She has aspirations to become a sports broadcaster, perhaps working in the same league as her big brother. She found out at a fairly young age it wouldn’t be as a goaltender. “We had an outdoor rink when we were kids and Carey decided to put me in net. I had no equipment. I had a stick,” Kayla said. “He was just taking
light shots at me and I had his stick at a tilt, so the blade was aimed right for my nose . . . the puck shot off the blade and hit me straight in the nose.” After the blood stopped flowing, Kayla’s parents put an end to her career in net. “That’s when he took over,” she said with a laugh. Kayla and her parents, Lynda and Jerry, will be heading to Sochi, Russia on Feb. 9
for a two-week stint of watching 26-year-old Carey play for Canada in the Olympic Winter Games. Kayla will be taking some time to see the sights and experience the culture. She will also meet up with Jay Onrait, the Fox Sports broadcaster formerly of TSN, to shadow a variety of broadcasts and make some work connections. XSee NOT A20
Elli Terwiel can uncross her fingers and start celebrating — she’s going to realize a childhood dream. Alpine Canada formally nominated the 24-year-old from Sun Peaks to the Canadian team heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympic Winter Games in February. “She’s going to be skiing slalom at the Olympics for Canada,” Alpine Canada’s director of communications Keith Bradford said after the announcement was made on Monday, Jan. 27. Terwiel’s inclusion was no sure thing. After sustain-
ing a concussion in December, Terwiel was left to hope an 11thplace finish at a World Cup event in Levi, Finland, in November and a pair of 17th-place finishes in World Cups in Maribor, Slovenia, and Flachau, Austria, in January 2013 would be enough. The basic qualification criteria for nomination to the team is two top-12 World Cup results, with at least one this season. She never earned a second top-12 World Cup result and, with the qualification window closing for Canadian alpine skiers on Sunday, Jan. 26, all Terwiel could do was
watch and hope. “It was extremely frustrating,” Terwiel told KTW earlier this month. “It was kind of like watching a TV program when you should be an actor in it. It was a bit surreal. “I’ve come so far in my career and then, in these very last moments, in the very last races, where I put so much work and dedication towards achieving this goal, I just kind of had to sit on the sidelines and watch.” Terwiel will be in the thick of things next month. The Games run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23.
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But, make no mistake, the main focus of the trip will be watching Carey represent the Maple Leaf. “It’s the most stressful thing in the world,” Kayla said. “I used to pretend that I didn’t care when I was younger but, now, I’m just as anxious as everyone else who’s watching.” The Price family has always followed Carey on his hockey trips. When he played for Canada’s world junior team in Sweden in 2007, the Price clan was in the stands. Carey led Canada to its third-consecutive gold medal that year and was named tournament MVP, an all-star and top goaltender. It remains to be seen whether he will have the opportunity to do the same in Russia. Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks is returning to the team after leading Canada to gold in 2010. Playing in the Olympics was a silent goal for Carey, accord-
another stepping stone in his career and you can’t help but be proud. At the end of the day, he’s still the same person and every success he has is a success for us as well. It will be amazing — hopefully.” Despite all the high moments — the gold medals and international honours, NHL contracts and awards — there have also been tough times. Having an NHL goaltender for a brother can come with a fair amount of stress when the puck drops each night. It can also force you to make some tough decisions, such as not telling people you’re one of those Prices. “When I was younger, I was a lot more open about it, just because it was a cool thing, I guess,” Kayla said. “But, more so now, I try to make a name for myself, as opposed to living through him. “I want to attract the right attention and I want to do it for myself and not through him.”
Kayla Price (right) is no stranger to blunt opinions on the play of her older brother, Montreal Canadiens’ netminder Carey Price. Submitted photo
ing to Kayla, who said her brother is selfdriven. Like her brother — and the rest of the nation — Kayla hopes to see a gold medal around Carey’s neck in the early-morning hours of Feb. 23, just as she did in 2007, though she’s careful not to jinx it. “It would be amazing,” Kayla said. “It’s
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If people ask her outright, Kayla will tell them about her brother’s profession. But, when strangers in Kamloops say, “Hey! You’re Carey Price’s sister!”, it can get a little strange. And, when Carey has a bad game, she inevitably hears about it. “It’s the fans that let me know what’s going on,” Kayla said. “They’re very opinionated. They either love you or they hate you — or both at the same time. So, they’ll let me know. They’ll let me know if he’s had a good game or a bad game and they let me know exactly how they feel about it.” She tries to learn from Carey. Beginning his career in the hockey-mad city of Montreal, he has had to quickly develop a thick skin. Naturally, she feels defensive and protective of him, though it can be difficult to hear negative things about a family member — Olympic goalie or not, Carey
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After one-year hiatus, KIBT likely to return to NorBrock By Adam Williams STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
With seven teams registered and one more needed, it’s looking more and more like the Tournament Capital will see the return of the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament (KIBT) in 2014. KIBT president Dean Padar said the tournament has received confirmation from seven teams — the Kelowna Jays, Red Deer Riggers, North West Honkers, Seattle Studs, Thurston Country Senators, Everett Merchants and Kamloops Sun Devils — the most recent being the local entry. The tournament is scheduled to run from July 10 to July 13 at NorBrock Stadium and is looking to get back off the ground after being cancelled in 2013, due to a lack of entrants.
Todd Matthews of the Skagit Eagles applies the tag to a San Diego Stars’ baserunner at the 2006 Kamloops International Baseball Tournament. The popular tournament was cancelled last year because organizers couldn’t get enough teams to attend. It appears KIBT is on track to return this summer. KTW file photo
With a few months remaining and organizers cutting off registration at eight teams, KIBT’s return looks promising. “We’re fairly confident we should be able to scrape up something,” Padar said, noting he has a few leads
on Vancouver Island, including a team based in Nanaimo. The president said the U.S.-based teams — North West, Seattle, Thurston County and Everett — generally book their tournaments at the end of the previous season, whereas
the Canadian squads are likely entering the planning stage now. “It was never the intent to shut it down,” he said. “It was just a take a year off, kind of step back and reload and give it another go.” The entry fee is
down to $800 from $1,000 per team, which Padar said is comparable to similar events in the region. KIBT doesn’t rake in sponsorship money, which has traditionally led to a high entry fee. With new blood on the executive, KIBT is trying to increase sponsorship dollars this season so it can pass savings on to teams. They’re finding funding is stretched thin in the Tournament Capital. “With the size of this city, we’re really kind of stuck in a way,” he said. It’s especially difficult when competing with events geared to kids, like minor hockey, which sponsors tend to prefer to support. “As something that’s driven more for adults, I think it’s a tougher sell,” Padar said. KIBT hasn’t established a drop-dead date
by which it needs the eighth registrant and Padar couldn’t comment on what would happen if organizers were unable to secure that last team. Right now, he’s focused on going ahead with the event
and making sure it’s a memorable experience. The on-field product will do the rest. “It’s good quality baseball,” he said. “It’s the best baseball you’re going to see in town over the summer.”
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Moonie, Dever race to the top
Devon Moonie and Nelly Dever came out golden at an indoor fundraising event hosted by the Interior Grasslands Cycling Club at Save-On-Foods in Sahali on Saturday, Jan. 25. Moonie won the men’s event and Dever claimed first place on the women’s side. Ethan Wenger was the fastest junior. The event raised money for the MS Society of Canada.
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The TRU WolfPack men’s and women’s basketball teams are carrying matching 9-7 records into weekend action at the Tournament Capital Centre, with the Manitoba Bisons in town on Friday, Jan. 31, and the Winnipeg Wesmen in Kamloops on Saturday, Feb. 1. On Friday, the women tip-off at 6 p.m. and the men follow at 8 p.m.
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Game time is 5 p.m. for the women on Saturday, with the men getting underway at 7 p.m. Both WolfPack squads swept a pair of Canada West games against Trinity Western University in Langley on the weekend.
Spartans slay Pack
Trinity Western University had its way with the TRU WolfPack in men’s and women’s Canada West volleyball play on the weekend at the TCC. The Spartans’ men earned a 3-1 win over the Pack on Friday, Jan. 24, and they followed with a 3-0 sweep of TRU on Saturday, Jan. 25. TRU’s men dropped to 9-7 on the campaign and, to make matters
SPORTS CHARLIE IN CHARGE Charlie Choi of the South Kamloops Titans outmuscles his opponent and secures possession at the Brocklehurst Jr. Boys Blue Grey Classic basketball tournament on Friday, Jan. 24. The Dr. Knox Falcons of Kelowna won gold, beating Brocklehurst 49-43 in the championship final. Cracking the tournament all-star team were Devin Halcrow of Brock, Jake Horvath of Westsyde secondary and Liam Smeaton of South Kamloops. For more photos, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com. Allen Douglas/KTW
worse, they lost standout right-side Brad Gunter to an ankle injury on Saturday. He is out on a day-to-day basis, according to TRU sports information. On the women’s side, TRU is 0-18 on the season after being swept twice by the Spartans. Both WolfPack volleyball teams will be in Regina to play the Cougars this weekend.
Weekend Wolf woes
Two losses at Memorial Arena dropped the TRU WolfPack to 11-8 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play. The Simon Fraser University Clan swept a back-to-back set with the WolfPack — winning 4-2 on Friday, Jan. 24, and 1-0 on Saturday, Jan. 25. TRU, third in league standings, does not play again until Feb. 8., when the Clan hosts the Pack in Burnaby.
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IN THE THROES OF DEFEAT KTW photographer Allen Douglas captured these images during a scrap between Connor Clouston of the Kamloops Blazers and Scott Allan of the Medicine Hat Tigers at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Jan. 25. Clouston might have won this tilt, but the Tigers left Kamloops with a 4-0 victory, handing the Blazers their second loss in as many nights. The Victoria Royals cruised to a 7-2 win over Kamloops on Friday, Jan. 24. The Blue and Orange were left black and blue after the weekend, having lost to injury forwards Tyson Ness, Luke Harrison and captain Matt Needham. Ness and Harrison both incurred facial injuries and are not likely to return this season. Needham suffered a lower-body injury on Friday. He is out on a week-to-week basis. The Blazers are hosting the Spokane Chiefs tonight (Jan. 28). Game time is 7 p.m. at ISC.
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rett Kissel hasn’t been cheated on or lost a lot of loves in his 23 years. In fact, he said, life’s pretty good right now, as he heads out on the highway with his The Young Guns tour. It lands in Kamloops on Feb. 13 for a show at Cactus Jack’s Night Club.
Alberta-born country artist Brett Kissel will play in Kamloops on Feb. 13.
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Hockey League lockout was enough to inspire Hockey, Please Come Back. The record deal came when Warner Music Canada knocked on his door last May and, a month later, Started With A Song was released. The second single, Raise Your Glass, came out four months later. “Every song is different,” Kissel said, “and every show is different.” He’s played Kamloops before, at the annual Cowboy Festival, and is delighted to be hitting The River City again “because I’ve got family there.” As for what his show will be like, Kissel admits even his band never knows. “I’ve been driving my band members mad because I’ll look out at the crowd, get the spirit of the evening and it can take me in a different direction than we were gonna go before.” Also on the tour is Maple Ridge band One More Girl, sisters Carly and Britt McKillip. They released their debut album, Big Sky, in 2009 and won the Rising Star award in 2010. Ottawa-based Jordan McIntosh, whose Grew Up In a Country Song, is one of the top picks on iTunes, is also on the bill. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 for early entry and one free beverage and available The Horse Barn, 517 Mount Paul Way, Kamloops Harley-Davidson, 1465 Iron Mask Rd., and online at younggunskammerce.eventbrite.ca.
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The Alberta native — born in Flat Lake — said he’s coming off “a hell of a year,” landing a record deal and seeing both singles he realized hit the top of country charts. “Yup, 2013 was good and I’m thinking 2014 will be better,” he said. Unlike a lot of young singers, Kissel doesn’t come from a particularly musical family — he’s the only one to ever play an instrument — but perhaps the title of one of his songs, Country In My Blood, speaks to his success. He released his first CD, Keepin’ It Country, at the age of 12 and, two years later, released By Request. Tried and True — A Canadian Tribute followed in 2006 and Roots Run Deep in 2008. The 2006 release — made when he was just 16, included duets with Corb Lund (who is also headed to Kamloops later this year), Gary Fjellgaard, Steve Fox and Larry Mercey. It sold well — 70,000 copies — and saw him nominated for the Rising Star Award at the Canadian Country Music Association. It all started simply, Kissel said. “I just picked up a guitar and startined playing,” he said, noting his influences come from a variety of other musicians, although George Straight, Brooks and Dunn and Keith Urban popped to his mind right away. He draws from his own life for a lot of his songs, although the 2012 National
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American Idol winner coming to Kamloops Phillip Phillips, the 2012 American Idol winner, brings his tour to Kamloops for a March 27 show at Interior Savings Centre. Ticket prices range from $45.75 to $56, plus taxes and service charges, and go on sale on Friday, Jan. 24, at ticketmaster.ca and at the venue box office, 300 Lorne St. Phillips has been nominated for several music awards in the past, including Teen Choice, Billboard Music, MuchMusic and American Music award shows for his singles, Home and Gone, Gone, Gone, as well as for breakout artist, best male artist, rock song and album (The World from the Side of the Moon). His single Home sold more than fourmillion copies in the U.S. and has been used extensive in other media, including commercials, film trailers and TV shows.
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Interior Savings Centre will be filled with music on Sunday, Feb. 16, as four bands — including headliner Hedley — take the stage. Opening acts include: Danny Fernandes, Shawn Desmond’s younger brother and a dance-pop singer whose discography includes a new take on a Mr. Mister song with Fly Again (Broken Wings); JRDN, who combines rhythm and blues with soul and includes in his repertoire Cant Choose (with Kardinall Offishall); and Alyssa Reid, an 18-year-old now heard on the radio with her take on the Heart song Alone. Hedley, a band originally from Abbotsford, has been nominated for and won many awards since it started in 2004. Tickets can be found online at livenation.com, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or at all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $64.50
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Book signings
Chapters Bookstore will be offering a series of book-signings with local authors on Saturdays in February and March. The schedule includes: • Feb. 8, Karen Moiliet with her book Silk on Fire, a book for couples about intimacy in a relationship;
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers are celebrating 40 years of rock and roll in the way they know best — on the road and hitting Kamloops on May 1, 2014, for a show at Interior Savings Centre. Tickets are $49.50 and $42.50, plus service charges and taxes, and are available at
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Workshops will be offered to youth artists throughout the next few months in challenging stereotypes about aboriginal art. The Arbor Collective, a group supporting the creation and dissemination of aboriginal art in the Kamloops area, will
host Youth Workshops from January through March with Chris Bose to create artwork confronting stereotypes and empowering individuals through creativity. Collective members will be working in KAG studios and a number of drop-in spaces are available to interested youth. For more information, call 250-377-2400. There will be workshops on Jan. 30, Feb 6, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 and March 20.
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• Feb. 15, Laura Kalina and Cheryl Christian will provide a presentation on fitness and nutrition, followed by a signing session for Lower GI Meals in Minutes; • Feb. 22, Melanie Pouliot will give a talk about inspiration before signing copies of her book Life Through the Eyes of an Hourglass; • March 1,
hynoptherapist Isabelle Hamptonstone will talk about her work and sign 101 Short Steps to Radiance; • March 8, hiking enthusiast Gerry Shea will talk about hiking and be available to sign any of his three hiking guides; • March 15, yoga instructor Amy Townsend will lead a presentation on yoga for kids. Each session is takes place at Chapters Bookstore, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
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Theatre review: Seeing brilliant hilarity in Blind Date By Christopher Foulds STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
If all the world truly was a stage, Carlo would be the heartthrob du jour this week, his smooth moves relegating the likes of Justin Timberlake to Urkel territory. Carlo is a graphic designer who toils by day with the Kamloops-Thompson school district. However, by night (well, at least on the night of Thursday, Jan. 23), Carlo is a veritable Romeo, his quick wit and chivalrous comportment taking away the breath of a beautiful French . . . clown. Yes, Blind Date, the clever play that features almost 100 per cent improvisation between Mimi the French Clown and her date for the night, can make a Lothario out of the everyman â€” every night. Blind Date is, as Western Canada Theatre artistic director Daryl Cloran noted, unusual in that the company rarely includes a fully improvisational production in its calendar of shows. If the preview night was any indication, WCT may want to open its artistic arms to more improv. Mimi is played by Christy Bruce, who has had a quarter-century friendship with Blind Date creator Rebecca Northan. It is Bruceâ€™s talent for humour and extremely quick with that makes her blind date (Carlo on the playâ€™s preview night;
different audience members on succeeding nights) shine like stars on stage. Even the most ebullient person can catch the stage-fright virus when pulled suddenly from their anonymous seat in Sagebrush Theatre and presented under the lights, facing hundreds of patrons. But, with her talent for finding humour fast in any situation and her remarkable ability in verbally coaxing her date into hilarious banter, Bruce can (and does) direct attention and audience adulation to her date. On the preview night, laughter from the audience was so loud and honest so as to occasionally drown out the dialogue on stage. That is the mark of a wickedly funny play.
Thinking back to the moment Carlo was invited on stage and fast-forwarding to the last scene, one can actually see, with clarity, the growth of a character â€” even if he is playing himself. Bruce did a marvellous job engaging Carlo and the audience, but Carlo was no slouch, either, as his confidence and wit grew with every moment under the lights. The beauty of Blind Date is one can watch it night after night and, essentially, enjoy a new production each time. It would not be surprising if Carlo the school-district graphic artist â€” or any of the other blind dates to grace the stage during the playâ€™s Jan. 23 to Feb. 1 run at Sagebrush Theatre â€” didnâ€™t look into amateur acting gigs after this foray. Yes, Blind Date is that good and that infectious. ENCORE â€” Bruce is aided by scenographers Kristian Reimer and Julie Orton, both of whom lend much humour to scenes . . . Set designer is Ross Nichol, while Emma Brager is stage manager and sound improvisor . . . Blind Date enjoyed sold-out runs in London, New York and Toronto before arriving in Kamloops . . . The play continues through Feb. 1, with performances on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. . . . Go online to wctlive.ca for ticket information.
Mimi, played by Christy Bruce, snuggles up with blind date Michael Phillips during one of the performances of Blind Date at Sagebrush Theatre. Murray Mitchell photo
The 25-Year MBA School of Business & Economics
Peter McKenna, CEO and President of NRI Distribution Inc., spoke to a standing-room-only audience of students and faculty at Thompson Rivers University on Jan.15 during a Business Kickstart 101 event. Business Kickstart 101 is an exciting initiative that consists of 20 events that bring students and employers together for networking opportunities.
â€œMore than a speech, Peter McKennaâ€™s laid-back style and discussion with us was as valid a lesson as any I have had in my university life. His words and experiences translated into real life lessons we can take away from the event. I have nothing but praise for what SOBE is doing in bringing in these professionals.â€? MATTHEW KLASSEN, business student
Network. Learn. Be mentored. Win! ONE PROGRAMâ€”MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES The event was titled the 25-year MBA and McKenna let students in on his career path while giving them valuable advice about their own career decisions. McKenna said that he was happy to share his thoughts and ideas with TRU students and to see them possibly go forward and create something. "EINGACONSERVATIONOFjCERWAS -C+ENNASjRSTCAREERGOAL"UTWHEN he wasnâ€™t accepted into BCIT, he took JOBSTHATLEDHIMTOLOGISTICSÂ†AjELD THATREVEALEDHISNATURALAFjNITYFOR problem-solving. â€œDonâ€™t be afraid to make your mistakes and donâ€™t be afraid to explore your options,â€? said McKenna.
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The importance of working with mentors was another hint that McKenna shared with the audience.
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Woman wants answers after mother’s death
WINNIPEG — A woman whose mother died after being sent home in a cab from a Winnipeg hospital hopes an upcoming inquest will get her some answers. Dana Brenan’s mother, Heather, died almost a year ago after she collapsed on her doorstep. A standing hearing for the inquest into her death is being held this week. Brenan said it could be another year before the inquest begins hearing testimony. Winnipeg’s health authority is investigating two similar cases in which two other patients were sent home in taxis and died on their doorsteps. Brenan said there should be a standardized discharge policy that ensures vulnerable people are not sent home alone at night.
is expected later this month. Flaherty said the budget will likely be a stopgap document, foreshadowing good news to come. The Harper government has long touted its economic stewardship as a key strength, something Flaherty said will be underscored in the next budget. The minister isn’t giving any hints as to what the document might hold. He has, however, played down the idea that there might be some goodies coming, saying such spending will have to wait until after the books are balanced.
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OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he’ll deliver a balanced budget in 2015 without raising taxes or cutting transfers to the provinces. But, he’s not promising to balance this year’s budget, which
OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they’ll focus on the economy and the upcoming budget as they return to work in Ottawa after a six-week break. Government House Leader
Peter Van Loan said the government will concentrate on creating jobs and on consumer- and justice-oriented legislation, such as a publicly accessible database of high-risk child predators. He repeated a promise to deliver a balanced budget next year, saying the yet-to-be-released spending plan will be the cornerstone of the government’s agenda in the coming weeks and months. The Conservatives are expected to take every opportunity to highlight their economic prowess in advance of the budget, which could be introduced by midFebruary. “The cornerstone of our agenda in Parliament will be the budget,’’ Van Loan said. “Canadians can count on our government to build upon our strong record of creating jobs, keeping taxes low and returning to budgetary balance.’’ Van Loan wouldn’t talk about what cuts are on their way to slay the deficit and stayed away from answering questions about how a low dollar may improve the economy for manufacturing and exporting, but raise prices for consumers.
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Town gathers to mourn seniors killed in ﬁre By Andy Blatchford
Quebec authorities don’t expect to find alive any of the 22 seniors still missing after last week’s massive blaze
L’ISLE-VERTE, Que. — A Quebec community joined the co-owner of a destroyed seniors’ home over the weekend in mourning those who died after his building was engulfed by flames. Roch Bernier, who had avoided the public eye following last week’s deadly overnight fire, addressed a church packed with more than 1,000 people in the village of L’Isle-Verte. The community itself has a population of about 1,500. Bernier’s surprise appearance at the ceremony drew a collective gasp from attendees that was quickly followed by a standing ovation. “Inside each individual here in the church, there is enormous pain,’’ said Bernier, who ran the 52-unit Residence du Havre with his ex-spouse, Irene Plante. “We will have very difficult moments, but we will live them together.’’ Police have confirmed that 10 people died in the blaze and another 22 are still missing and presumed dead. For days, search
crews have struggled to find human remains amid piles of rubble, ash and thick sheets of ice. Bernier kept a low-profile following the fire and a note had even been posted on his front door, advising media to stay away because of the ongoing police investigation into the fire. Investigators, meanwhile, have been exploring potential causes of the blaze — with a lit cigarette among the possibilities. An employee who worked the night of the disaster has told media outlets a resident’s cigarette was the trigger. During that first public appearance, Bernier offered his condolences to the victim’s loved ones. “We call them our residents, but we can go further than that — they are part of our family,’’ he said inside Eglise de La Decollation-deSaint-Jean-Baptiste, a 159-year-old church in the heart of L’Isle-Verte. “I have to tell you that it has been very hard for us deal with all of this.’’
The memorial and Roman Catholic mass attracted politicians such as Premier Pauline Marois and Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard. A formal ceremony, in which more dignitaries are expected to attend, has been scheduled for Feb. 1. The emotional weekend gathering, during which attendees dabbed their tearing eyes, was dedicated to the people. Parish priest Gilles Frigon called it an opportunity for the village in Quebec’s Lower St-Lawrence region to grieve together as a community. “It’s through suffering that we recognize true love,’’ said Frigon, whose voice cracked a few times under the weight of his emotions. “Lord, we are all assembled feeling the same pain in this profound suffering that breaks our hearts. “Today, we really need you.’’ Other locals addressed the church, including a nurse who
worked at the clinic inside the seniors’ home. Lucie Berube said she chose to work at the residence so she could be closer to her grandmother, Laurea Dube. “I had the privilege to be there for her, and her for me — I got so much pleasure out of seeing her,’’ Berube said of Dube, still missing since the blaze. “I was so proud to hear her talk about me in the waiting room. ‘The nurse is my granddaughter,’ she would say.’’ Authorities have indicated they don’t expect to find any of the 22 missing residents alive. Searches have been hampered by bitter cold, poor visibility, blowing snow and biting winds up to 90 km/h, provincial police Lt. Guy Lapointe told a news conference. He said a de-icing machine usually used for ships has been brought in to melt the thick layer of ice covering the rubble. “We’re using it in a different
fashion in a sense, to be more delicate in our approach, but it’s been yielding promising results,’’ Lapointe said. The coroner’s office formally identified a third victim on Sunday, Jan. 26 — Louis-Philippe Roy, 89. The premier said she hoped those still awaiting word on their loved ones would soon have closure. Marois cut short a trip to Europe to deliver her condolences in L’Isle-Verte, where she saw the devastation. She called the blaze “unacceptable’’ and said everything is being done to provide support for survivors. Marois also said over the last year a working committee has been studying whether sprinklers should be mandatory in buildings like the Residence du Havre. Parts of the three-storey home, which opened in 1997, had sprinklers, while others didn’t. “If they recommend to us to change the rules, to change the laws and implement [mandatory] sprinklers, we will do that,’’ Marois said. “After that, we will see if there are some new rules to adopt.’’
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Run Till Rented â€œRead All About Itâ€? Kamloops This Week Run Till Rented gives you endless possibilities... $5300 + tax Max 3 Lines Max 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid (no refunds) Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time (Must phone to reschedule)
Private parties only - no businesses - Some Restrictions Apply
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The Heart of Your Community
Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. ConďŹ dential 778-281-0030
Acreage for Sale
100 Mile House 2.2 acres 1 mile from town fenced & treed secluded next to crown land great recreational property $66,500.00 1-250-554-8031
2 Premium Tim Hortons Brier Tickets, row-9, seats 3+4 $1000250-376-7297 377-8649 MISC4Sale: Camperette $300, Oak Table Chairs-$400, 2-Standard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea Call 250-573-5922 after 6pm or leave msg.
Apt/Condos for Sale
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ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $10 / ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467
AB Doer Twist exercise machine $125 (250) 376-2827
Merchandise for Sale AB Circle Pro $50 (250) 3762827
Misc. for Sale
$100 & Under
Apt/Condo for Rent Bachelor Suites & 1bdrm starting @ $645 Adult Building N/P N/S. Downtown. 343 Nicola St. 250-374-7455.
Free Yamaha 3 keyboard organ nice tone roll top cover you pick up (250) 372-7823
PETS For Sale?
*some restrictions apply.
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!
*some restrictions apply
Wanted 21.7cu ft(65â€?w x27â€?w) deep freeze in good working condition 250-672-1052
ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, ďŹ r & pine. Stock up now. CampďŹ re wood. (250)377-3457.
for only $46.81/week, we will place your classiďŹ ed ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm.
PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670
Animals sold as â€œpurebred stockâ€? must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
Merchandise for Sale
Houses For Sale
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 FOR RENT, one of the best 2 bedroom condos at Riverbend Seniors Community. Condo has 2 balconies, all appliances overlooking the Thompson River. Facility amenities include ďŹ tness room, dining room, library, theatre room, community garden. Optional services - housekeeping, laundry & meals.Pet Friendly. Furnished or Unfurnished. $1900
LOGAN LAKE 1 bdrm main ďŹ‚oor. $650/mon. Partly furnished. NS, Avail. immed. 250-395-2906/250-395-6533. Nicola Place Apartments. 2 bdrm. Avail Feb 1st. Clean, bright & secure building. Onsite parking. A/C Newly upgraded. On-site manager. Walking distance to downtown & bus stops. Suitable for retirees or seniors. NS, NP. Refs Reqâ€™d. 250-372-9944.
NORTH SHORE 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Clean quiet building. Rents starting at $625 + utilities.
CALL 250-682-0312 North Shore 2bdrm no pets close to mall and bus. (250) 554-4996
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.
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Sauna Inferred 4 person cedar great cond. Assemble from 8 panels $1100 (250) 579-2685 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. â€œThe big year end clear out!â€? 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 Victorian blue pattern jug & basin set $150 250-374-3773 WASHING machine Hot Point,com $375, 4 place dinner setting Blossom Time $900, 250-374-1252
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
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
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Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm North Shore fencd yrd prk, cls bus/sch/shop n/p, n/s w/d $875 +util (250) 378-2198 3bdrm cls to everything North Shore carport f/s, n/s/p $1100+util +ref 250-376-0113 3bdrm North Kam, basement $1350 per/mnt + util n/p w/d hk/up (250) 371-7774 4bdrm duplex NShore new reno $1300 Avail Feb 1 n/s, n/p (250) 376-2475
Homes for Rent 2Bdrm lakefront house in Savona $1150/mth utils incld 604-889-4495/250-373-2592 2 Bdrm n/p/s RV parking, newly renoâ€™d $1000mo+ dd unďŹ n basement 250-828-0740 4 Bdrm a/c Lower Sahali, close to Tru/shop $1650mo refâ€™s reqâ€™d 250-372-7695 ASHCROFT: SW Mobile: 2 bdrm, 1 bath. New S/F, A/C, W/D. 55 and older $650/mon. N/S Small pet ok 250-3956533 or 250-395-2906. Monte Lake Overlooking Lake 1bdrm, f/s/w/d, $550/mo hydro incd. Call 250-371-7014
Rooms for Rent
BC Best Buy ClassiďŹ edâ€™s
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 room close to Downtown all amenities, available now $450 mo 250-377-3158
Place your classiďŹ ed ad in over 71 Papers across BC.
Available rural location. Horse? $500 util incl n/s Can be furn.school bus 374-2774
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Near TRU Rooms $325$355per month util inc semi furn (250) 377-1020 NorthShore $400 per/mon incl util and basic cable, semi furn n/p n/s 250-377-1020
Suites, Lower 2 Bdrm in Brock close to all amen & bus avail Mar 1 $975 incl w/d 250- 819-3815 2BDRM large N/S N/P Close to schools Working person prefâ€™d $900 incl util 819-3368 Bachelor Suite Part.Furn. Close to TRU & shopping, n/s, incld utils, w/d, sat tv, wiďŹ , bbq. $550.00/mo 250-851-9362 Cumfy 1bdrm. Close to University, Hospital. Perfect for student or quiet person. Excellent Location. ns/np Call now (250) 299-6477
Suites, Upper Downtown 2 bdr suite. Shrd w/d,fnd yrd, cls to hosp and TRU and 1 car gar n/p, n/s $1450util incl 250-571-6321
Townhouses 3brm 3bth Valleyview pet neg, $1300 close to school and shopping. Avail Immediately 250-374-5586 /371-0206
TOWNHOUSES Best Value In Town
NORTH SHORE *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms *Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED
318-4321 email@example.com NO PETS Updated 3bdrm + den 1.5bth walking dis to TRU n/p, Avail now $1400 +util 571-7653
Antiques / Classics 1967 Ford Falcon Futura St.6 Auto 2dr all original runs good, $6000 obo (250) 376-5722
Male seeking roommate Westsyde Furn. Close to bus $550/mo util incl. 250-5798193 Cell 250-572-1048
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
HOMES FOR SALE - COMMUNITIES IN KAMLOOPS
Cars - Domestic 1993 Pontiac Sunbird Good reliable car driven by senior $1500obo
Call 250-312-3164 SALES OFFICE - 7510 DALLAS DR. w w w . e a g l e h o m e s . c a
97 Green Chrysler Intrepid auto 4dr excellent condition $2300 call Diane778-470-2875
Cars - Domestic
Trucks & Vans
98 Toyota Camry LE auto A/C cruise 1 owner ex. condition $3000 obo 250-374-1670
1996 GMC Suburban good shape runs great $3800obo Call (250) 571-2107 1998 F250 3dr 4x4 262,000km new tires $5000obo (250) 8282433 2004 Dodge Caravan. 140k 3.3L, trans r’blt @ 75k. 1-owner, $5700 obo 250-376-7255 Cube Van 2007 GMC Savana, 69,000kms 16’box exc cond $19900obo (250) 318-0605 NEW LEER Truck Canopy. White. $750 1(250) 523-2350 (Logan Lake)
RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details
Cars - Sports & Imports 05 SI Civic 152,000km 5spd manual new winters loaded $6500 (250) 571-0316
Motorcycles 1984 Yamaha Virago motorcycle.Excel/cond $3500obo 250573-5922(after6pm orlvmsg)
2004 Lexington motor home well equipped new tires like new only 36000 miles call $35,000 obo 250 573 2332 26’ pull type 1999 Mallard trailer slps 6, lrg awning, a/c , solar panel + extras $8,500 (250) 376-6918
Complete Trailer with EZ load, boat, all gear new 4hp merc motor, $10,500 (250) 374-0507
Boats 2007 Sea Doo Speed Boat, 4 Seater.$15,000obo Call 250573-5922 (after 6pm)or lv msg
Legal Notices Notice of Disposal Sale Notice:Thomas Charles Phillips. Please be advised that your abandoned household possessions at the upper ﬂoor of 613 Alberni Avenue Kamloops will be disposed of within 30 days of being served with this notice on February 20, 2014. Contact: Jeff Mann 613 Alberni Avenue Kamloops, BC V2B 1T2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS - Notice is hearby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Winnifred Monica Lulu, formerly of c/o Overlander Extended Care, 953 Southill St, Kamloops BC, deceased, are hearby requested to send particulars thereof to the executor on or before the 21st day of February, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which the executor has notice. Michael Henry Lulu, Executor - #303-2230 Wall St, Vancouver BC V5L 1B6.
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First Class Escorts formerly Curves of Brazil, wide variety of ladies, hiring 250-851-1777
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Trucks & Vans 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
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of ENID ALICE DAMER, deceased, retired, late of Suite 31 – 481 Monarch Court, Kamloops, British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor care of FULTON & COMPANY LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 300 – 350 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 1Y1, on or before the 27th day of February, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. ERIC DAMER, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ENID ALICE DAMER, DECEASED
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