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New executive director follows special audit By Dale Bass
The White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society has a new executive director. Jeanie Cardinal, former program director, has been promoted to the top spot at the agency, one of two hit with special provincial-government audits after financial concerns were raised with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. At the end of the audit, then-executive director Deb Canada stepped down from the position as a salaried job, but retained the executive-director function on a contract. Cardinal could not confirm Canada has been removed from a similar position at the Metis Commission of B.C., the other agency audited, but KTW has been told she is no longer heading it, either. White Buffalo also announced Keith Henry as the new president of its board of directors. Henry, president of the B.C. Metis Federation, recently joined the board. The investigations into both agencies noted each provided the government with “inaccurate quarterly
Edward Dostaler, nicknamed Fast Eddy by his late grandmother, will try to run across Canada and back next year in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer’s and breast-cancer research. Dave Eagles/KTW
reports” in the past due to the accounting practices each followed. The audits were conducted in May 2013 by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. In its document itemizing all payments made greater than $25,000, the Ministry of Finance noted White Buffalo received $409,328 from the province during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, which ended on March 31. The Metis Commission received $586,440 in the same period. The White Buffalo audit noted Canada worked one day a week at the agency and received a salary of $60,000 in 2012 for that work. In 2009, she was paid $57,000. In 2010, she was paid $60,000. In 2011, she was paid $59,000. As executive director of the Metis Commission, where she worked four days a week, Canada’s salary was $134,000 in 2012. In the years previous, it was $90,000 in 2009, $104,000 in 2010 and $123,000 in 2011. The White Buffalo audit also noted that, unlike other staff members, Canada’s expense reports lacked the same degree of detail and had no authorization for payment by a board member.
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It’s going to take Edward Dostaler 47.74 weeks, $25,000 and 28 pairs of shoes to run 18,036 kilometres across the country and back next year. He’s done the math — 28 pairs of runners will get him from the Pacific to the Atlantic and from the Atlantic back to the Pacific because each pair lasts precisely 697.83 kilometres. “I’m one of those scientific people,” the 25-yearold Kamloops native told KTW. “I have it down to a T.” It’s a good thing he’s done his homework
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because Dostaler’s goal is a lofty one. “I’m going to be the first person in history to run across Canada there and back,” Dostaler said. He plans to begin in Victoria in March 2015, running unassisted across the country to Halifax and back. With no vehicle behind him, he’ll push a jogging stroller with everything he needs, including a tent. “It’s going to be me and the road,” Dostaler said. The natural athlete won’t be running for kicks. He’s getting the word out a year before to make the most of it, raising money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Alzheimer Society of Canada. XSee EPIC RUN A12
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SPEED RACERS TEAR UP THE TCC The Thompson Valley R/C Race Club hosted the Western Canadian Indoor Radio-Controlled Car Racing Championship Series on the weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. The race is one of the largest in North America, with about 1,000 entries. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to see more photos. For more information on the sport, go online to tvrcrc.com. Allen Douglas photos/KTW
Dix says public pressure will be on government By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER
B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix predicted pressure will be on government, rather than teachers, to reach a deal and avoid job action. Dix was in Kamloops on Friday, March 7, a day after teachers voted 89 per cent in favour of striking to back contract demands. They have been working without a contract since June 30, 2013. “There’s going to be tremendous public pressure, especially in wake of the court decision, for the government to work with teachers finally to come to an agreement,” Dix told reporters
meet with admingathered outside A.E. istration, send Perry elementary on communication to the North Shore. or accept it from “That’s why people administrators. need to continue to put “We were hoppressure on governing offers would ment.” have been on Kamloopsthe table in the Thompson Teachers’ middle of March Association president last year,” Karpuk Jason Karpuk appeared ADRIAN DIX: said. alongside Dix and said NDP leader cites court “What were teachers are disapdecision in his prediction. they doing for pointed government the last 11 or 12 has taken this long to months? The offer should have table an offer. been there.” The three-day vote, which Dix said the deal is about far began on Tuesday, March 4, and more than wages. ended on Thursday, March 6, He outlined a history beginresulted in an 89 per cent vote in ning in 2002, when government favour of phased job action that could include teachers refusing to unilaterally stripped class size
and composition from teachers’ contracts. Echoes of those decisions continue to be fought in court, with the most recent revelation in B.C. Supreme Court that the Christy Clark B.C. Liberal government intentionally provoked a strike in 2012. “Evidence under oath from her own officials was she was conspiring to cause a strike,” Dix said. “She was found to be lying publicly about the education of our children. This is happening again now.” Dix said there are 250 classrooms in Kamloops that are above the province’s own limits on special-needs students. He said any new contract needs to incorporate B.C.
Supreme Court decisions that would force districts to hire teachers and classroom aides. The most-recent decision has been suspended pending an appeal by government. Karpuk said hiring to address special-needs students helps all children in school, noting too many special-needs students without support means “less time for the average student. “All teachers want inclusion, but we want it with appropriate supports so that everybody in that classroom has access to education on an equal basis,” Karpuk said. He said there are differing opinions among teachers whether they should begin job action by withdrawing services or push forward to a full walkout.
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Though it’s another year before the 2015 Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games make their way to the tournament Capital, the local chapter of Special Olympics Canada is already hard at work. “We want to qualify as many local athletes as we can in winter sports,” said fundraising co-ordinator Michael Maveety. That means plenty of practice and competition this winter as athletes head to regional qualifier events across B.C. The local club is already seeing some success. At the curling regional qualifier in Kelowna in February, a rink led by Kamloops Special Olympic curler Wayne Kuchyski took home a silver medal. Curling coach Robin Hans said she’s not sure yet if that will mean a provincial
Games berth but, if it does, her athletes will be ramping up their practices to twice a week. Kuchyski, a longtime Special Olympian who also plays floor hockey, said he enjoys the challenge of the provincial competi-
tions (not all athletes involved in Special Olympics play competitively), but also the social aspect of the Games. “I like to meet everybody,” he said. Angela Nordin, who has bowled at the national level with the Special Olympics,
figure skating, snowshoeing, floor hockey and speed skating. The Special Olympics winter program runs until April, when athletes will switch to summer sports such as softball and track and field. Hans said most people don’t realize
how active Special Olympics is. “Special Olympics isn’t just once a year,” she said. “We run programs every day of the week.” This month, Safeway stores in Kamloops are running their annual campaign to raise money and
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More repairs to Highland Drive By Andrea Klassen STAFF REPORTER
Highland Drive is once again up for road repairs after a water-main break forced the city to dig up a portion of the newly-widened road on the weekend. Public-works director Jen Fretz said city crews received an emergency call on Sunday night (March 9) about the busted main. “We were lucky in that our crews responded quickly and it wasn’t irrigation season,” she said. “So. the residents of Juniper weren’t impacted at all. They didn’t notice they were close to being out of water or any-
thing like that.” Highland Drive was the site of a major widening project last fall, which added a third lane of traffic and a multi-use pathway to the roadway. Utilities manager Micheal Firlotte said the city had to dig up a section of that work about the length of a city bus, but was able to minimize the damage somewhat by using less-intrusive equipment. Firlotte said the extreme temperature change over the weekend likely led to the pipe shifting. It was eventually pulled apart at a joint. The city hasn’t yet priced out the cost of repairs, but Firlotte said the damage could have been worse than it was. Because the ground was still partially
frozen, water coming out of the pipe wasn’t able to fan out under Highland Drive the way it might have under warmer conditions. “The pipe didn’t actually break. It was more the pipe actually came apart, so we didn’t have to replace sections and sections of pipe,” he said. “So, once we do the proper backfill, it’ll be a pave job on that one section of road.” Fretz said the city can’t do much to stop pipes from shifting when the temperature changes. “Unfortunately, I suspect we’ll see a lot more of this with the freeze-thaw,” she said.
No lawyer — with sentencing date looming By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER
A man who admitted to killing his childhood friend may attempt to withdraw his plea to manslaughter. An uncommunicative and unrepresented Torbin Alec appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on Monday, March 10, to set a date for his sentencing. Special prosecutor Rob Bruneau said in court Alec has “parted ways” with his defence lawyer Jeremy Jensen, who represented him in his
murder trial. Midway through the trial in October, the Crown accepted a plea of manslaughter for what was originally a second-degree murder charge in connection to the death of Jesse Seymour. The Crown and defence agreed on a joint submission for six years in jail. But, Alec now appears reluctant. Bruneau said outside the court he has a “gut feeling” Alec will try to bring forward an application to withdraw his plea and ask for a new trial. “It’s a gut feeling based on the demeanour of the fellow.”
However, Bruneau said, Alec “doesn’t have the right” to withdraw that plea. The stabbing in July 2012 happened after Seymour and Alec got into a fistfight after Jesse warned his childhood buddy that he had no chance to go home that night with Jesse’s cousin. The Crown’s initial theory was Alec pulled the knife in what was otherwise a typical fistfight. A pathologist testified that Seymour was stabbed six times, two wounds to his heart killing him instantly. While is it clear that Alec
stabbed Jesse to death, doubts about intent and the possibility of self-defence were raised early in the trial. Inside the courtroom on Monday, Alec largely muttered when asked about his plans. “Yes, I’m having difficulty in obtaining counsel,” he said. When asked how long it would be, Alec replied: “It will be a while.” However, he wasn’t granted that request. A sentencing hearing will be set for the week of March 31 in front of Justice Dev Dley.
Heart disease now job-related stress for firefighters The B.C. government has introduced legislation that allows firefighters to claim heart disease, including heart attacks, as job-related stress. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said the province will amend the Workers’ Compensation Act to restore heart disease for firefighters to the list of presumptive diseases recognized by WorkSafeBC. “Our government appreciates the vitally important work that
firefighters do for the people of our province,” she said. “Firefighters expose themselves to significant hazards, and we want to provide further protection for these men and women who help keep our communities safe by recognizing heart disease and heart injury as presumptive diseases.” Bond said forest firefighters will also be able to make insurance claims if they suffer from heart disease.
The new legislation means B.C. will become the only jurisdiction in Canada to recognize heart disease as a job-related condition in its worker protection laws. The province considers other cancers, including leukemia, a job-related stress for firefighters. B.C. Professional Firefighters Association president Mike Hurley said the inclusion of heart disease
as a job-related injury allows firefighters to recover without the added stress of making WorkSafeBC claims. “Firefighters are exposed to a real toxic combination through their work on a daily basis,” he said. “This, along with the heat and mental stressors faced by the profession, means that heart injuries due to the nature of the job are a reality for firefighters.”
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Today at city hall: First Avenue project over budget Kamloops city council will decide today (March 11) whether to take the next step on a major reconfiguration of the intersection in front of city hall. Staff are asking council to sign off on a $1.8-million bid by Extreme Excavating for the work, which would realign the intersection of Lorne Street, First Avenue and Lansdowne Street
to allow north- and southbound movements between Riverside Park and the downtown core. Extreme Excavating’s bid is higher than the $1.6 million the city had budgeted for the project but, in a report to council, streets and capital-projects manager Kristen Meersman said the city has tried and failed twice to bring in lower bids.
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A team of students at Sa-Hali secondary has notched another victory. A video created by the six students at the annual Junior Achievement Innovation Jam in January won the event’s People’s Choice Award. The six students, three each from grades 11 and 12, had to create a business plan, complete with video, on a product as part of the program. The team decided to create and promote Morning Wood Toothbrushes, with handles made from pine beetle, forest-fir or other unusable wood, and interchangeable bristles. Videos from Sa-Hali and other teams were posted on YouTube, with the winner determined by the number of “likes” registered. The $3,000 grand prize will be presented in the spring.
“Administration is confident that there is nothing else that can be done to reduce the cost of the project, and that if council would like this project completed, the construction contract should be awarded to the low bidder, Extreme,” Meersman wrote. In August 2013, council opted to cancel a previous tender when only one over-budget bid was submitted.
Should it opt to do the same again, Meersman said the city still needs to complete some road rehabilitation on Lansdowne and Lorne streets, which was intended to be rolled into the realignment work.
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RUNNING COMMENTARY with Jo Berry
Boogie training has kicked off We all enthusiastically kicked off the CFJC-TV Boogie training on Sunday and will again tonight (Tuesday, March 11, 6 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel). Come on down and change your life! On Sunday, there was a fantastic energy in the room and I was so excited to see so many show up to participate in a life-changing program. It was terrific to see so many men join in the training this year and it’s going to be a fun eight weeks ahead. Boogie training changes lives and, through the process of shedding our egos, we can move for the pure purpose of a healthy mind, body and spirit. When we talk about ego-less running at Boogie, we are not referring to the typical thought that arises — one of arrogance or self-importance. In fact, if you are a fast, efficient runner, it doesn’t mean you are arrogant, or ego-based. A slower runner can have more ego, than a faster runner. This is not the ego we talk about at Run Club. Ego can be defined as the central core to the human mind and, when we become aware of it, we can train it and truly live healthier, happier lives. To use Freud’s definition, ego is in the centre of the balance of the mind. So, how does this connect with running? This past Sunday, we welcomed all levels of runners. Some were beginners and others were very experienced. For the new people, the hardest part was finding the courage to walk through that door and take that first step. For those of us who have been running for years, we are all excited to be entering another year of change and vibrant health. So, Kamloops, as we embark on eight weeks of training, let’s explore all the possibilities. When we all show up on Boogie day, we will celebrate the changes that have occurred for each and every one of us. Register online at boogiethebridge.com Register in person at the Tournament Capital Centre or Save On Foods.
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DAVE EAGLES This past weekend, we turned our clocks forward an hour. It coincided nicely with today’s first Run Club clinic. So, I secretly made it my personal marker to getting more active — and not just indoors. My wife Carolyn seems to think “getting more active indoors” means we reinstate the job jar and I do more housekeeping. While vacuuming up cat hair, a light bulb went on in my head — I could be too busy for housework if I got more serious about exercising and getting in shape. Making time for regular exercise will take planning as I prepare to take part in the Tuesday night Run Club training group at the Plaza Hotel. I must say, an extra hour of daylight is a great encourager. My goal is to get back to using free weights at home while watching less Netflix. I will walk one hour each day and commit to the stretching exercises outlined by my chiropractor. Having chronic plantar fasciitis, it’s going to be important I stay on top of any foot issues that will likely occur during training. Getting back to regular twicea-day therapy of alternating hot and cold will also be on my to-do list. If you should see my wife this week, don’t ask her about report cards or the state of cleanliness of our house. She might just catch onto my scheme of shirking household duties.
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SUSAN EDGELL One word — endorphins. This is why I love to run. That, and the support and fantastic camaraderie that comes with joining Run Club. Sunday morning’s meet-and-greet at The Plaza Hotel was fantastic. Jo Berry and the team of Run Club coaches stood at the front of the room and talked about why they love being part of the group. I don’t recall the endorphin kick being mentioned as a favourite, so I am mentioning it here as the best reason to get out and run. The endorphin kick is the best drug out there. It’s that feeling of peace and zen that overcomes your mind and body and lasts for several hours afterwards — and you forget the world of problems we all feel we carry on our shoulders. On Sunday, we ran an easy 4 kilometres and it a was perfect start. The outside run kicks butt on the indoor track, that’s for sure. Spring is melting away the snow and melting away a season of which we have all had enough. I feel very much like I am exactly where I am supposed to be. Jo Berry is right. Get yourself out the door and she will do the rest. I am loving it and I am a total believer in this club. Bring on Boogie!
NICK CARTER One of my goals for this year is to lose weight and I know if I watch my diet and get exercise, I can accomplish that, so I was counting down the days until training began for the CFJC-TV Boogie The Bridge. I had to have one last guilty pleasure, though, so I indulged in junk food the night before. On Sunday morning, the very enthusiastic Jo Berry made me forget I got an hour’s less sleep with the switch to daylight saving time as she introduced the group to the coaches, with the promise that anybody can run and that we would be trained to do it properly. Away we went — a very sizeable group of beginner runners for five minutes of walking and one minute of jogging in a six-cycle rotation. I was very grateful the weather was beautiful and it reminded me of the time I ran with the club in November and the water in my bottle began to freeze. It was fun not only getting exercise, but chatting to fellow trainees and making some new friends. It is non-competitive and there are lots of “pick-ups,” when those in the front of the group move to the back so nobody is left behind. The post-run stretching exercises ensure our bodies are pain-free. I felt energized and good about myself and looking forward to my next training session tonight (March 11).
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In the capital, the issues are being nudged aside by muffins
ROCEEDINGS AT THE B.C. legislature were briefly thrust into the spotlight last week, firing up radio talk shows and Twitter feeds. No, it wasn’t the B.C. Liberal government forcing through legislation to allow industrial “research” for things like pipeline routes in provincial parks. Nor was it debate on sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasn’t the teacher strike vote, as the scripted motions of that ritual combat are well known to weary parents. It was muffins. More specifically, “free” muffins in a newly relocated and equipped MLA lounge and a rack installed to hold said muffins at a cost of $733. This was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, elected speaker last summer. In fact, it’s just the latest phase of a strikingly expensive refit to provide wheelchair access, which Reid has championed. The new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs high in the 1898 stone structure. The new lounge is served by a ramp near the chamber exit to another under-used room in the library. It is equipped with big-screen TVs to follow proceedings, similar to those installed in the legislature chamber last year. Everything done in the legislature is expensive, from matching ornate woodwork to upgrading ancient plumbing and wiring. But, the public, conditioned by
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VICTORIA media to expect corruption and scandal, would rather be outraged about free muffins. Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down to the basement dining room to put muffins and coffee on their expense accounts or have an assistant fetch them. The outraged talk shows didn’t mention that. There are access issues in the dining room, too, a fact more difficult to ignore with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Michelle Stilwell and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan now elected to serve using their wheelchairs. A costly new outside access ramp assisted Kenny Michell, who visited last week to tell his harrowing story of the Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair. The NDP brought a delegation of survivors and family members of the dead from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George. They supported the opposition’s
demand for an independent inquiry, although their own demands ranged from counselling for long-suffering wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence. The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldn’t have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show “due diligence” that would likely result in acquittal. What that means in English is the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasn’t fully grasped by either mill operators or WorkSafeBC. All B.C. mills are now subject to more scrutiny and a coroner’s inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to determine what lessons can be learned. Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban B.C. residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-yearold Trans Mountain pipeline, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park. It’s not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a major twinning and upgrading project on the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses Mount Robson Provincial and Jasper National parks, without incident or scandal to date. But, back to the muffins. I don’t know why people are so cynical and uninterested in serious issues. I wish I did. firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite stats, too many left behind The recent Statistics Canada report trumpeting a 44.5 per ] cent increase in the worth of Canadians has left many, mostly lower-income Canadians, scratching their heads. According to StatsCan, the net worth of Canadian families jumped to $243,800 in 2012 from $168,700 in 2005. In British Columbia, the median net worth of families is pegged at $344,000. The statistics certainly paint a rosy picture for the Canadian middle class. What most headlines avoid are the statistics for the people in the top and bottom 20 per cent. In 1999, the median net worth of individuals in the bottom 20 per cent was $1,300, while that of individuals in the top 20 per cent was $763,700. In 2012, the median net worth of the bottom 20 per cent was $1,100, a drop of 15.4 per cent from 1999. By contrast, the median net worth of the top 20 per cent in 2012 was $1,380,000, an increase of 80.7 per cent. The report attributes the increase in median net worth for the higher segment to aboveaverage increases in real estate values. This explains why the lower net-worth groups have not seen a dramatic increase in their net worth and can’t afford to own real estate. The headlines may say Canadians were better off in 2012 than they were several years ago, but the reality is too many Canadians are actually worse off. The disparity will continue to exist until a plan produces affordable daily costs in life — including improved access to affordable day care and, eventually, affordable housing.
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Re: Story: Government cannot force casino to stay put:
“If Lake City Casino has a vision for the future, 2.5 acres won’t cut it. “It should be looking at a casino floor as well as a couple of high-end restaurants, perhaps show-theatre space and maybe, just maybe, hotel space… “This may keep people at home to gamble, rather than having them make the choice to go stateside for all the above-mentioned options. “This vision naturally requires lots of space for expansion and I cannot see that kind of space available within the city limits.” — posted by Megmeg
Re: Letter: Politics don’t matter in Morse code:
“If wars had to be fought exclusively by people over the age of 50, I suspect they would never happen. “Although I am not a ham, I share interests with people from all over the world and, when we do get together, it is not our differences that get discussed, it is our commonality. “Ham radio is a wonderful hobby. If only we all took up something that allowed us to break down borders instead of building them up.” — posted by Albert Speer
With mine approval, Kamloops will get the shaft Editor: I attended Peter Tsigaris’ weekend lecture at Thompson Rivers University, where the TRU economics professor gave an analysis regarding the possible economic costs of increased air pollution in Kamloops. Tsigaris’ informative and helpful lecture stands in stark contrast to the glossy brochure from KGHM International. KGHM ignores important facts about the massive open-pit mine it plans to build and offers none of the science regarding risks to public health associated with open-pit mining, let alone the economic costs. KGHM has to play the hand it was dealt. It is in business to make a profit. It has a sizable investment in Ajax. When one is driven by a duty to help KGHM meet its core
objective, to make a profit for shareholders and investors, one will stress some facts and gloss over others. As the muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair observed: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it.” KGHM states: “We invest in opportunities in places like British Columbia, where science and common sense define the decision-making process.” What are the three rules in real estate? Location, location, location. As Tsigaris’ analysis makes plain, the same applies to ore bodies, particularly in reference to air pollution. KGHM plans a massive open-pit mine about one kilometre above existing homes and schools and upwind of roughly 100,000 residents of the
Thompson Valley. KGHM’s plans show ore stockpiles within 310 metres of a designated residential area in the Kamloops Official Community Plan. KGHM’s Ajax ore body is in the wrong location. Common sense screams that exploiting an ore body — Ajax has a projected life of 23 years and will process, during peak production years, about 250,000 tonnes of ore and waste rock per day — in this location now, today, is patently absurd, ridiculous, preposterous, foolhardy and laughable. KGHM’s brochure glosses over the fact its open-pit mine could have seriously deleterious affects on air quality (and the quality of life generally), not only for nearby homes, schools and businesses, but for residents in the valley. Common sense?
Hockey structure to blame Editor: Reading the latest saga of the Okanagan Rockets midget AAA team losing its home as the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association backs out comes as no surprise (‘Female midget players in danger of losing team,’ March 7): The villain here, if there is one, has been a group that made the assumption this female regional hockey program, set up by BC Hockey, can most effectively be run by a local minor-hockey association. This is, at best, a couple of notches below the male regional midget program, which is not run in this manner and never has been, to my knowledge. Many of us involved in female
hockey at the regional level remember when Kamloops could support its own regional team, which was disbanded in favour of the Kelowna program. To hear that the more central location in Vernon is a primary candidate is a refreshing change to something that should have happened a long time ago. To hear BC Hockey has once again relied on a local association for administration and longevity of one of its teams is a disappointment. It makes you wonder where all the money spent by the female parents is going. Good luck, Vernon. Jack Gervais Kamloops
KGHM’s brochure glosses over the fact its open-pit mine could dramatically increase noise levels (from daily blasts in the pit to the operation of heavy machinery and equipment) in homes, schools and businesses, particularly those in close proximity to the mine site. Common sense? KGHM’s brochure glosses over the fact control of surface and groundwater runoff from tailings, waste rock and the processing areas of a mine of this scale cannot be guaranteed. Seepage of such water could present serious health risks to residents and schools and nearby lakes and streams, some of which flow into our water source. Common sense? Then there is science regarding well-documented health risks associated with openpit mines.
Take a moment to visit the web site for Kamloops Physicians For A Healthy Environment. Watch a lecture recently given by Dr. Jill Calder at TRU. It is available online at kphe.ca. Tsigaris’ independent economic analysis drives home the point that, from an economic point of view, KGHM’s proposed open-pit mine looms as a huge negative. KGHM is correct in stating “. . . science and common sense should define [our] decisionmaking process.” If we, the people of Kamloops, allow this open-pit mine to proceed, we will defy science and common sense — all for the sake of the promise of an ill-defined number of jobs — and prove KGHM got a mine and Kamloops got the shaft. Patrick Grant Kamloops
BACK TO REGULAR TREATMENT THANKS TO KTW Editor: I would like to thank KTW reporter Dale Bass for writing about the trouble I was having retaining my original prescription for methadone (‘Methadone to methadose raising concerns,’ Feb. 27). I am happy to report I will be going back to my regular treatment under what is called “special authority.” I should now be able to wean myself off of methadone in four to five months. Thank you, Dale. Thomas Jones Kamloops
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CASINOS FOR THE KIDS: Suzanne Chorney, Lake City Casinos’ director of marketing (left) and Toni Corrigan, the company’s general manager, celebrate a $5,579.34 donation to the Royal Inland Hospital pediatrics department.
DESERVED HONOUR: Veterinarian Dr. Brendan Mathews (left) was recognized for 10 years of working with the BCSPCA’s cruelty-investigation department. The honour took place on Sunday, March 9, at the Kamloops SPCA’s annual general meeting at Thompson Rivers University, with SPCA Const. Kent Kokoska presenting the certificate. Mathews has worked with BCSPCA investigators across B.C., including plenty of work on his own personal time. He has also provided discounts to the BCSPCA CID in order to improve animal welfare in a large area.
ROTARY RAMPS UP SUPPORT: Devon O’Toole, sales manager at Gord’s Maytag and More on the North Shore, presents a donation to Traci Anderson of the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kamloops. The donation will help the club continue to run the Power Start Program out of Start Wood elementary. In addition, the Rotary Club has started a Kamloops child-hunger initiative in which it runs a bi-weekly dinner at NorKam Secondary for those who are facing challenges and just want a break from cooking dinner. The program is open to families with children under the age of 17. The family dinners are being held in partnership with the Kamloops-Thompson school district and the Kamloops Food Bank.
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Has spring finally sprung? Warm weather has golf courses preparing for 2014 season
It’s been a long winter, but it looks like warmer weather is (hopefully) here to stay — welcome news for humans and avians alike. Allen Douglas/KTW
By Cam Fortems STAFF REPORTER
A series of warm days that began on Sunday, March 9 — along with predictions of a warm spring by everyone from Environment Canada to Farmer’s Almanac — has golfers washing their clubs and calling for tee times. The Weather Network’s spring outlook calls for near-normal temperatures. Environment Canada forecasts a modest chance of above-normal temperatures. The Farmer’s Almanac says it will be 1 C above normal on average for March and 2 C warmer than normal in April. Mount Paul Golf Course opened earlier in the month, but shut down again due to the bout of snow and cold weather. On Sunday, temperatures in the city shot up to nearly 15 C and Environment Canada is predicting seven days of balmy weather, with daytime highs between 12 C and 16 C. “The course is open. We’re on temporary greens,” said Brian Wornstaff, Mount Paul’s assistant professional. Wornstaff said the sunshine and rising temperatures are driving golfers to the course. “Yesterday [Sunday], the driving range was full — top and bottom.” Regular greens are next on the list for opening. At Kamloops Golf and
Country Club, golf pro Harold Simkins said the operation expects to open during the third week of March, slightly behind its usual schedule. “It’s all up to the weather we get in the next 10 days,” he said. “People are phoning. It will be at least a week-and-a-half yet.” Meanwhile, the B.C. River Forecast Centre said weather last month was characterized by alternating periods of wet and
cold, conditions that boosted the snowpack in a number of regions in B.C. Temperatures were below average. The agency’s recent snow survey found conditions in the Thompson watershed at nearnormal, with 80 per cent of the winter snowpack already accumulated in the mountains. The South Thompson River has an average snowpack, while the North Thompson is 91 per cent of normal.
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The two agencies — Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Alzheimer Society of Canada — are close to Dostaler’s heart. His grandmother, who helped raised him and nicknamed him Fast Eddy as a child, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. He is dedicating one leg of his run to her. The other leg is dedicated to a former TRU professor, Tom Owen, who died of lung cancer and was an avid proponent for breast-cancer research. “He took time to get to know me on a very personal level,” Dostaler said. “[He was] very inspirational.” Dostaler plans to honour both by running 60 kilometres a day for six days a week and 20 kilometres on the seventh — rest — day. In his mind, there’s no turning back.
Running across Canada and back has been on Edward Dostaler’s bucket list since he was 15. Dave Eagles/KTW
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ever did,” he said. While his grandmother’s diagnosis
was the push Dostaler needed to take time off working as a carpenter, the run has been on his bucket list since he was 15 and studying Terry Fox and Rick Hansen in school. The feat is similar to one Britain’s Jamie McDonald finished last month when he ran solo across Canada, raising funds for children’s charities. As part of his research, Dostaler spoke to McDonald — who came through Kamloops — and learned the importance of doing something different to stand out and ultimately help his causes. “I’d rather suffer a little bit to hopefully get those causes as much funding as possible,” Dostaler said. “A lot of people just haven’t tested themselves. I’m one who is willing to test myself.” Dostaler is seeking sponsorship from local busi-
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LOCAL NEWS THE BEAUTIFUL (VIDEO) GAME The fastest fingers in Kamloops were put to the test on Saturday, March 8, as dozens took part in the Thompson Rivers University FIFA ‘14 Video Game Tournament. Top prize was a PlayStation 4 video-game console. Allen Douglas photos/ KTW
Accused says he lied when confessing to killing By Tim Petruk
An accused cold-case killer repeatedly denied accusations from the Crown on Monday, March 10, claiming he was lying when he confessed the slaying to an undercover cop in 2012. Rob Smith, 46, is facing one count each of manslaughter and interfering with a dead body in relation to the death of Sandy Charlie, who disappeared from Lytton in December 1999. Over more than three weeks, a B.C. Supreme Court jury has heard Smith was a suspect in Charlie’s disappearance as early as 2007, but was never arrested due to a lack of evidence. When Charlie’s body was uncovered accidentally in 2011 by an excavator doing work on Crown
land near Lytton, investigators decided to launch an undercover Mr. Big sting operation. Court has heard Smith was befriended by a group of undercover Mounties posing as gangsters. Eventually, he confessed to killing Charlie on the understanding the leader of the fictitious gang could make his criminal problems go away. Taking the stand in his own defence, Smith said he was lying when he confessed — an attempt to impress the supposed gangsters. “It was about trying to impress them,” he said, claiming the undercover officers pressed him to keep going with his story. “I just didn’t think it was enough for them. They always seemed like they wanted more.” Crown prosecutor Tim Livingston asked Smith why he
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would lie when the supposed gangsters had already told him he was “one of the guys.” “I figured they’d look at it like it’s been a long time ago and there hadn’t been any problems up to then,” he said. “I figured it would get me in.” Livingston then asked Smith why he would lie to someone he considered a friend — one of the supposed higher-ups in the fictitious criminal organization. “This is a friend of yours,” Livingston said. “Yes,” Smith replied. “You told each other you love each other,” Livingston said. “Yes,” Smith replied. “You’re bros,” Livingston said. “Yes,” Smith replied. “But, I wanted to get higher in the organization.” Smith made repeated denials
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to Livingston’s contention he was Charlie’s killer. “When you told those undercover officers what happened, you told them the truth,” Livingston said. “No,” Smith replied. “I told them because I wanted to get in with the organization.” “You told them this because you were the person who killed Sandy Charlie,” Livingston said. “No,” Smith replied. Mr. Big operations are elaborate and expensive undercover investigations in which Mounties pose as members of a fictitious powerful criminal organization and attempt to lure a homicide suspect into their gang. The four-month investigation targeting Smith cost between $173,000 and $212,000, and included trips to Ontario, Montreal and the Yukon. In his videotaped confession,
Smith told an undercover officer he was angry with Charlie for cooperating with police following a domestic-assault incident involving Smith and his then-girlfriend in April 1999. In the video, Smith said he punched Charlie, his drinking buddy, until he was unconscious, then dragged him down a flight of stairs, dug a hole and buried his body. In court, Smith said he knocked Charlie out with three punches after Charlie called Smith a racist name. Smith said Charlie woke up a few minutes later and left on his own accord. Crown and defence are slated to make their closing submissions to the jury today [Tuesday, March 11]. Deliberations could begin as soon as Wednesday, March 12.
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Cotter, B.C. run out of gas in Brier final By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER
HE DREAM FINISH was not to be for Kamloops product Jim Cotter. Skip Kevin Koe and Team Alberta claimed the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier with a 10-5 victory in nine ends over B.C. at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday, March 9. “Whether it’s in front of your home fans or in front of Winnipeg fans or wherever, it’s no fun. Obviously, you want to win,” said Cotter, the third who throws fourth rocks for B.C. Skip John Morris and B.C. were outplayed all afternoon by Koe’s rink, which recorded three-enders in the second, fifth and seventh ends to earn a commanding victory. Cotter said the ice was curling more than it was on Friday, March 7, when B.C. last played, advancing to the championship showdown with a 9-5 win over Koe’s rink in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game. “We got caught a little bit with the ice conditions,” said Cotter, a NorKam secondary graduate. “It was definitely curling a lot more. Maybe, in hindsight, it would have been good to play in
Die-hard B.C. fans cheered to the bitter end, some staying long after the final rock was thrown to show their support for the downtrodden host squad, which came away with silver. “It’s not too much fun right now,” Cotter said. “One day we will look back and, hopefully, be proud of this.”
Alberta second Carter Rycroft, who was named playoff MVP at the Tim Hortons Brier on Sunday, March 10, shouts instructions to his teammates during the final against B.C. Skip Kevin Koe and Alberta claimed gold with a 10-5 victory. Allen Douglas/KTW
that semifinal.” Koe edged Jean-Michel Ménard and Quebec 9-8 in the semifinal on Saturday, March 8. B.C. had a great start on Sunday, scoring two in the first end, but Alberta answered in the second with its first three-ender. “The first three was the big one,” Koe said. “We gave up a terrible deuce in
one. We bounced right back. “Jimmy [Cotter] had some uncharacteristic misses.” The numbers tell much of the story: Koe shot 92 per cent, Cotter 82 and Morris 72. “We just missed a couple too many shots early,” Morris said. “We were just a little bit fooled by the ice.” Jeff Stoughton and Manitoba won bronze with a 9-5 win over Ménard and Quebec on Sunday morning. Both the Koe and Morris teams received $40,000, while Stoughton earned $30,000 and Ménard won $20,000. With the victory, Alberta becomes Team Canada and will
compete at the 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship, which runs from March 29 to April 6 in Beijing. Attendance was a topic of conversation throughout the tournament, but the seats were filled — it was standing-room only, with 5,238 fans at ISC — and the building was rocking at Sunday’s final. In total, 65,005 people attended the Kamloops Brier.
Members of the Canadian Curling Reporters selected the first and second all-star teams for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier. The first all-star team — skip Jim Cotter, B.C. (throws fourth rocks); third John Morris, B.C. (skips team); second Mark Nichols, Man.; and lead Rick Sawatsky, B.C. The second all-star team — skip Kevin Koe, Alta.; third Pat Simmons, Alta.; second Tyrel Griffith, B.C. and lead Philippe Ménard, Que.
Alberta skip Kevin Koe (left) and Kamloops product Jim Cotter, a third who throws fourth rocks for B.C., both had strong tournaments, but it was Koe who prevailed in the Tim Hortons Brier final on Sunday, March 9. Allen Douglas/KTW
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Olynyk receives provincial honour Kamloops product Kelly Olynyk has been named Sport B.C.’s male senior athlete of the year. Also up for the honour was fellow Kamloopsian Dylan Armstrong and Victoria swimmer Ryan Cochrane. Olynyk, who was drafted 13th overall in the 2013 NBA draft, plays for the Boston Celtics, averaging 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
OPEN CASTING CALL FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM Tim Bozon gets focused before a playoff game against the Victoria Royals on Vancouver Island in 2012 in his days playing for the Kamloops Blazers. He was diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis and admitted to hospital on Saturday, March 1. There will be a banner to sign in support of Bozon at a pair of upcoming Blazers’ home games. Marty Hastings/KTW
Bozon remains in induced coma with meningitis By Marty Hastings STAFF REPORTER
Tim Bozon is still in an induced coma at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, his father, Philippe, told KTW on Monday, March 10. Bozon, 19, a former member of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, was diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis and admitted to hospital on Saturday,
March 1. “They’ve been doing exams today [March 10] and, normally, we get a meeting every morning,” Philippe said. “One minute it’s like this and one minute it changes. Right now, we cannot say anything.” Philippe added he will make a statement when there is new information, perhaps this morning
(March 11). The Blazers are asking fans to sign a banner for Bozon at the club’s final two home games of the season — on Wednesday, March 12, against Kelowna and on Friday, March 14, against Prince George. Both games will be played at Interior Savings Centre. The banner will be sent to the Bozon family in Saskatoon. Bozon was selected
by the Blazers in the 2011 CHL Import Draft. He played 153 games over two seasons with the Blue and Orange, recording 75 goals and 169 points. He was traded to the Kootenay Ice earlier this season. Bozon was drafted 64th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL draft. Philippe played in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues.
BLAZERS WELCOME SOARING ROCKETS There has not been much to celebrate this season for Collin Shirley and the Kamloops Blazers, but an improbable victory over the Kelowna Rockets would certainly be cause for jubilation. The Blazers and Rockets are set to square off at Interior Savings Centre on Wednesday, March 12. Game time is 7 p.m. Kelowna (54-10-0-4) is the CHL’s No. 1-ranked team, while Kamloops (13-51-2-3) sits last in the WHL’s Western Conference. KTW file photo
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Vikings’ senior boys accomplish school-first The Valleyview Vikings set a new high-water mark for their basketball program on the weekend, winning bronze at the B.C. High School AA Senior Boys’ Championships in Langley. In the battle for third place, Valleyview topped the Palmer Griffins of Richmond 83-78 on Saturday, March 8. Four Vikings reached double digits in scoring in the final, including Layton Demidoff, who poured in a team-high 19 points and recorded nine assists. Demidoff was named a tournament all-star. Valleyview posted round-robin wins over Golden and Elphinstones of Gibsons before falling to No. 1-ranked St. Michaels University of Victoria.
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Lambrick Park of Victoria beat St. Michaels 70-64 to win gold in the all-Vancouver Island championship tilt.
The Brock Broncs capped a successful season by placing ninth at the B.C. High School Grade 9 Boys’ Invitational Basketball Championships on the weekend in Vancouver. Brock, in its final game of the tournament, fell 53-27 to the
Sentinel Spartans of West Vancouver. The Broncs opened the tournament with a 51-50 loss to the Steveston-London Sharks, but bounced back with a 48-26 victory over Lake Trail of Vancouver. In its third game, Brock earned a thrilling 51-47 overtime victory against the New Westminster Hyacks. Anthony Cave was named a tournament all-star, while Mitchell Mathieson won an hon-
LEFT: Layton Demidoff and the Valleyview Vikings won bronze at the B.C. High School AA Senior Boys’ Basketball Championships in Langley on the weekend. RIGHT: Mitchell Mathieson of the Brock Broncs looks to pass against the Steveston-London Sharks at the B.C. High School Grade 9 Boys Invitational Basketball Championships on the weekend in Vancouver.
ourable mention. The Broncs’ roster: Cave, Mathieson, Curtis Veness, Manny Dhaliwal, Coalbey Dumaresq, Jeremy Strachan, Jacob Henderson, Devin Halcrow, Jamal Mahmood and Joven Atwal. Strachan tore his Achilles tendon in the second game of
the tournament. The Kitsilano Blue Demons won the championship.
The Sa-Hali Sabres posted one win and placed eighth at the B.C. High School AA Senior Girls’ Basketball Championships in Langley on
the weekend. Sa-Hali opened the tournament with a 56-42 win over Mark Isfeld of Courtenay, but lost three straight after that — 58-26 to the Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver, 56-49 to Vernon and 61-37 to Duchess Park of Prince George. Windsor beat St. Thomas Aquinas of
North Vancouver in the championship matchup.
OLPH wins gold
Our Lady of Perpetual Help claimed its third consecutive tier 1 girls’ Kamloops elementary schools basketball title. OLPH squeezed past Lloyd George 27-24 in the final.
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Night of Champions The Night of Champions will feature four title-deciding games in Kamloops Minor Hockey Association recreational division action at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Wednesday, March 12. In atom play, the Titans and Vikings will square off at 5 p.m. on the NHL ice at McArthur. Following that tilt, the Boltz and Petes will lock horns at 7:15 p.m. on the same ice surface in the bantam championship matchup. At 5:30 p.m., the Rangers and Honey
STORM KEEP ROLLING Daniel Buchanan of the Kamloops Storm lunges for the puck at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday, March 8. The Storm are up 2-0 on the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the bestof-seven Doug Birks Division final. Game 3 of the secondround Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series will be played tonight (March 11) in 100 Mile. Buchanan was named the Birks Division’s most valuable player and top defenceman. The Storm thumped the Wranglers 8-3 in Game 1 on Saturday. On Sunday, March 9, Kamloops blanked 100 Mile 3-0 at McArthur. Allen Douglas/KTW
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JAN ELEANOR SHAND (nee SMITH) APRIL 24, 1941 - MARCH 6, 2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jan Eleanor
Shand on March 6, 2014 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Jan is lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband of 45 years, Peter, brother Allen (Carole), daughter Heather (Arlin), and grandsons Benjamin and Nicholas. Her son, Cameron, predeceased her. Jan was born in Montreal in 1941 and moved to BC with her family at an early age. She was always very proud of her Quebec roots, which was a source of good-natured ribbing through the years. Her school years were spent in New Westminster and she graduated from Lester B Pearson High School. Gifted with a compassionate nature, a career in nursing was a natural calling. She entered training at the Royal Columbian Nursing School in 1959, where many lifelong friendships were formed with her classmates of 62B. In 1967, she met a young Scots engineer who was passing through BC on a round-the-world trip, which was permanently placed on hold after they met. Jan and Peter were married in 1968, and in 1971 work took them to Quesnel where daughter Heather was born. In 1972 they moved to Kamloops where son Cameron was born in 1974. The family was devastated but grew stronger after the loss of Cameron in 1978 while living in Belize, and returned to Kamloops in 1984 after four years in Prince George. Jan spent many happier times as one of the first members of the Aberdeen Links Golf Club, where she organized Ladies Day and won the first Aberdeen Open after breaking 100 for the first time. She also spent a great deal of time at Rivershore playing bridge, which she had learned while in Belize. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends through these activities and from clients of her “Jan’s Creative Custom Sewing” home business, the majority of which became lasting friends. Her volunteer work with the early Y Women’s Emergency Shelter was a natural extension of her passion for helping others, as was her canvassing work for the BC Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation over the years.
Jan was utterly devoted to her family and friends. She left the nursing profession upon becoming a mother to concentrate fully on her young family. She took great joy in creating a thriving household filled with music, laughter and love. In later life, her grandsons Benjamin and Nicholas became her greatest joy, and she loved nothing more than spending time with them reading books, answering their many questions and passing her knowledge and unconditional love on to “her boys”. Unfortunately, these wonderful relationships now change after a valiant eight-year battle with cancer. Throughout this time Jan remained steadfastly optimistic and determined to fight, and did not allow her daunting prognosis to diminish her positivity, generosity, kindness and empathy. Through conversations with her many friends over these final weeks, it has become clear that her strength and spirit became an absolute inspiration in the many lives she touched. We would like to thank Dr. O’Connell, Dr. Weibrick, Dr. Leia-Stephen, Dr. Proctor and the staff of the Kamloops Cancer Clinic, for their exceptional care along this journey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House or to BC Cancer Research Centre in Jan’s name are respectfully requested. A celebration of Jan’s life will be held later on this Spring, date to be announced. Farewell to you my Chicks, soon you must y alone Flesh of my esh, my future life, bone of my bone May your wings be strong, may your days be long, safe Be your journey Each of you bears inside of you the gift of love May it bring you light and warmth and the pleasure of giving Eagerly savour each new day and the taste of its mouth Never lose sight of the thrill And the Joy of Living Ewan MacColl – Joy Of Living, Verse 3
Harold Lloyd Cook
December 26, 1923 – March 6, 2014 Harold passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 6th at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia. He was 90 years of age. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Eileen of 56 years; sons Randy, Alan (April), daughter Jennifer (Brian) and grandson Adam. Born and raised in Glenholm, Manitoba, Harold grew up with three brothers; Stan, Bill and Ben and two sisters, Edith and Dorothy. Stan still lives in Selkirk, Manitoba and Edith resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Harold and Eileen met while working at Eaton’s in Winnipeg, married in 1958 and later moved out west, finally settling in Kamloops in 1966. Harold worked for Woodward’s for many years and later for Arrow Transportation Ltd. He always enjoyed the company of people and in retirement, spent many hours volunteering for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Ponderosa Lodge and School District 73. Of great enjoyment to Harold was his participation and volunteer time spent with the Cattle Drive in the 90’s. He rode in nine of the events and made many friends. Many thanks to Dr. Stinson and Dr. Stoltz, and the very caring and compassionate staff on ward four-north at Royal Inland Hospital. A memorial service is not planned but should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in his memory.
Mr. Clarence Scott passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014 at the age of 92. Clarence was born on March 18, 1921 in Herbert, Saskatchewan. He lived in Penticton, Summerland and Cranbrook before making Kamloops his home in 2004. For the past 5 ½ years he lived at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops. Clarence was predeceased by his wife Edna in 2009. He is survived by his step-daughters Georgina (George), Bonne (Richard), Teanna (Lawrence), Wendy (Howard), his nephew Steve (Judy) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:45am at the Ridgeview Lodge. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Ridgeview for the wonderful care they gave to Clarence. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services 250-554-2324
MARION JOAN MADILL
1934 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Joan Madill of Kamloops, BC, on February 16, 2014 at 79 years of age. A Graveside Service for Joan will take place on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Hillside Cemetery, with Chaplain Mary Widmer officiating. All those who knew Joan are encouraged to come. Arrangements entrusted to
Mrs. Glenice Boehm passed away peacefully at Kamloops, BC on February 9, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Lovingly remembered by her husband George Boehm; daughters Dora Lynn of Kamloops, Roma Jean of Winnipeg; sons Robert of Kamloops and William of Regina. The family wishes to thank the staff of the RIH Intensive Care and the wonderful caregivers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Should friends desire, donations in Glenice’s name can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. No formal request.
Kelly Patrick, beloved daughter of Wendy and Jerry Patrick, mother of Baron and Rainer, sister of Greg, has passed away suddenly at home, leaving her extended family, ex-husband, and hundreds of friends and acquaintances missing her.
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is on object of beauty & strength & I stand & watch her, until at length, she is only a speck of white cloud just wheret he seas & sky meet and mingle with each other. Then someone at my side exclaims, “There, she’s gone!”
Kelly was born in North Vancouver on January 18, 1969 with a full head of bright red hair and an inborn drive and independent spirit. Her family moved to Kamloops, where she completed her schooling and gained a circle of lifelong friends. She earned her Early Childhood Education diploma and discovered her gift for enriching the lives of little children.
Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large as she was when she left my side & just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not her.
In Whitehorse she began her cherished career teaching children to swim. She recently received her 15-year certificate and congratulations from the City of Whitehorse for her dedication at the Canada Games Centre Pool.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone, there are other eyes watching for her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout “There she comes!”.
Kelly loved the small town energy and friendliness of Whitehorse. She was born for the Yukon and the challenge of its winter weather. She could never live where couldn’t shout across any street, “Hi, how are you?”
Henry nry Van Dyke ke e
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GOTT, JEAN ELSIE
March 2, 1924 – February 28, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jean Elsie Gott (formerly, Jean Slater, nee Turner) mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. “Jeanie” is predeceased by her husbands, John and Roderick; brothers George, Howard, Allan, Ron and Bill; sisters Isabel and Catherine; son, James and grandson, Paul. Jean is survived by her sister, Marilyn and children, Cathy Liz Slater (Johnny), Jock (Janet) Slater, Cathy Lynne (Alex) Burton, Randy (Pam) Gott, Debby Gott, 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Jean spent the first 9 years of her life in Lashburn, Saskatchewan. When the family farm was lost during the depression the family relocated to Vancouver where they lived in a house on Royal Oak Ave in Burnaby. Always outgoing, Jean won a speech and picture girl contest in grade 11 and for a time was lead singer in a swing band with her brother, Allan who played saxophone and clarinet. After graduating from Burnaby Central High School, Jean worked briefly as a receptionist before marrying her first husband, John Slater, a civil engineer in 1947. They raised three children while living in Vancouver, Kamloops, Edmonton and Calgary, where John died of leukemia in 1957 at age 38. Moving to the Coast to be near her family, Jean remarried to Roderick Gott in 1960, joining Rod and his three children in the beautiful home that Rod had built on the Seymour River in North Vancouver. The blended family of eight lived there until 1971. For the next 15 years Rod and Jean travelled between Burnaby and a cabin they built at Watch Lake, near 100 Mile House in the Caribou. After expanding the cabin they resided full time at Watch Lake from 1986 before relocating to Kamloops in 1996 and then to Kamloops Seniors Village in 2009. After Rod’s passing in 2012 Jean has been surrounded and supported by friends and staff at the KSV. As a wife and mother, Jean sewed and quilted, dressing her children and homes with her fabric skills. Later, Jean expressed herself in multiple arts and crafts, including her “signature” tatted watercolour cards, knitting and painted woodwork. Jean will always be remembered for her bright sweaters and scarves, her upbeat nature, her “Turner wit”, and her great desire not to impose on or hurt anyone. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Kamloops Seniors Village, the Royal Inland Hospital and Ponderosa Lodge who took such good care of Jean during her final bout of declining health. Special thanks to Rosanna and Glen and Maggie and Todd for being there for Jean when her family couldn’t and Dr. Alison Chung. Mom, you enriched the lives of everyone you encountered and you will be greatly missed. ‘We say not in grief that she is no more, but live in thankfulness that she was.’ A family celebration of Jean’s Life will take place in Vancouver in March. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
MARION ELEANOR HARPER (nee JONES) May 29, 1940 – February 26, 2014
After a long and difficult journey with Alzheimer’s disease, Marion’s noble spirit finally took wing and soared into the great beyond . With her devoted family circled around her, she left us, with peace in her heart and the awareness that she was deeply loved. Marion began her life in our Kamloops hospital on May 29, 1940. Born prematurely, she was placed in an incubator and clothed in brown wrapping paper to keep her warm. But the spark of life was strong, and she quickly grew into an intentioned individual who loved every moment of life and delighted in the company of her family and friends. There was a lovely brilliance about Marion. She inspired us with her positive energy, her natural ease of manner, and the special way in which she connected with people. Marion attended schools in Robbins’ Range, Westwold, Monte Lake and Kamloops Secondary, graduating in 1958. In 1945 when one more student was needed to keep the Robbins’ Range school open, she broke the rules by enrolling in grade one when she was only five! Marion loved all things musical, especially singing and playing the cello in the high school symphony orchestra. She and her cello partner, Keith Hanna, were so shy then, that the only words exchanged between them were, “Turn the page!” Marion also loved animals, dancing, drama, wild flowers, painting, reading, creating costumes with her good friend, Carol Lindner, and the wilderness life at our Dominic Lake cabin. But above all, Marion loved to laugh! And when she did, her beautiful blue eyes sparkled like diamonds. Marion began her working career at the Bank of Montreal in Kamloops in 1958 and remained in banking on a part time basis for many years. She is survived by Jack, her husband and soul mate of 51 years, their children, Melanie Cook (Hoby), Joyanne Harper (Dale ), Michelle Roberts ( Russell), John Harper (Teresa) and eight grandchildren – Sutherland, Jake, Kody, Karson, Jerin, Jenessa, Jayden, and Johnny. And what an ever present, and loving, wife, mother, and grandma Marion was! She also leaves to mourn her passing, her brother, Terry Jones, and her sister, Lorraine Jones. Marion was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Kathleen Jones, her sister, Margaret Daser, and brother, Alan Jones. Marion believed that example is the greatest teacher in the world; that love is unconditional; and that the purpose of life is to be happy ourselves and to pass that happiness on to others. Marion practised these principles by always giving to the world the best that she had. And the best did come back to her. Marion’s family wishes to thank Dana and the staff at Ridgeview Lodge and Dr. Ward and the staff at Hillside Centre for Marion’s special care. We also, wish to thank Marie, at Schoenings Funeral Services, for her helpful manner and professional advice. Sleep well, dear Marion. Donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Kamloops S.P.C.A. 1211, 8th street A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 2pm at Schoening Funeral Home, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops B.C. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, If so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say, Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us today. Whatever you did to console our hearts.
CHOW It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon Patrick Chow of Kamloops, BC. There was a Funeral Service held for Mr. Chow on Friday, March 7th at 11:00am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Internment that followed at Hillside Cemetery.
We thank you so.
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Doreen Melba Hay (nee Dougan)
December 20, 1923 - March 2, 2014 Doreen passed away peacefully at Berwick on the Park at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her sister Aileen (1974) and husband Sandy (1976). She will be greatly missed by her daughters Diana (Dave) Matheson, and Donna (Brian) Bogetti, and grandchildren Brad, Darren, Dallas and Curtis. Born and raised in Vancouver, Doreen attended U.B.C., where she was a proud member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta. She was also active in the University’s Players Club theatre group. She met her future husband Sandy at UBC, and became engaged at age 18. She married Sandy when he returned from the war in 1945, and left her beloved Vancouver to begin their life together in Kamloops. Sandy and Doreen had an active social life with many lifelong friends. Doreen first worked in the probation office in the 1960s. Later, she joined the Family Court division, beginning with the City of Kamloops, and then with the provincial government in the Court Registry. She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1967, and carried out JP duties in connection with her position until her retirement. Her co-workers considered her a “lovely, classy lady.” An active participant in the Kamloops Y “Heart Throbs” cardiac fitness class for over 30 years, Doreen formed several close friendships there. She was energetic and lively, always up for a new adventure, and enjoyed taking short holidays with her daughters. She loved theatre, a dinner out, and a nice glass of red wine. Independent her entire life, she lived in her apartment and drove a succession of Hondas until age 87. A great conversationalist, Doreen had an ability to truly listen. She faced challenges in her life with grace and courage, and a strong sense of humour. Doreen was a natural beauty with a kind and gentle spirit. She was an extremely loyal friend, as well as a loving mom and grandma. Her family and friends were everything to her, and she will always be in their hearts. Many thanks to Dr. Schumacher and the Emergency staff of RIH for their professional and compassionate care over the years. The family is grateful to the staff of the Berwick for their wonderful care during Doreen’s final days. Memorial service will be held in later spring. Details will be published. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the elds of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling ight. I am the star-shine of the night. I am in the owers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there – I did not die.
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A chance encounter by a TRU faculty member with a Yale University graduate has resulted in a unique keynote speaker at the institution’s annual International Days. Clemantine Wamariya was just six years old when tribal genocide broke out in her homeland of Rwanda in 1984. She and her 16-year-old sister hid for 100 days and, when they finally emerged, couldn’t find their family. They spent six years wandering through various countries in Africa, afraid to return to their war-torn homeland, living in refugee camps and searching for their mother and father. Eventually giving up, the pair emigrated to the U.S. and tried to continue with their lives. Clemantine went on to university, the sisters were reunited with their family and new siblings in 2009 during an emotional episode of the Oprah television show — and she now uses her experiences on the lecture circuit. Kyra Garson, international co-ordinator at the centre for student engagement and learning innovation at Thompson Rwandan genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya is the keynote speaker at the annual International Days Festival at Thompson Rivers University. She speaks tonight in the Grand Hall on campus.
Rivers University — and a longtime member of the event’s co-ordinating committee — said it learned of Wamariya from the faculty member. “He was fascinated with her story and asked her if she would come speak at TRU,” Garson said and, in addition to being the keynote speaker today (Tuesday, March 11), she will speak with students and faculty throughout the week. Her talk is at the Grand Hall in the Campus Activity Centre at 6 p.m. She’s not the only international visitor to the 21st instalment of International Days. Dr. Arturo Cunanan, program director for leprosy control on the tiny Philippines island of Culion, will speak on the work he has done since 1985 to eradicate the disease at the colony established there in 1898. He speaks today in the Irving K. Barber Centre at the Brown Family House of Learning from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Prasit Wangpakapattanawong, an assistant professor of biology at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, will talk about his specialty of forest ecology and reforestation. He has been at TRU previously, teaching a course in 2005 on tropical-forest ecology. XSee CAMPUS B2
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He speaks in the Panorama Room of the International Building on Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. Laszlo Puczko, an economist specializing in tourism, will present Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel on Thursday, March 13 at 3 p.m. in the Panorama Room. They’re part of the event’s Guest Scholar Speaker Series, which Garson said was created three years ago. While she didn’t have statistics going back to the creation of the festival, Garson noted in 1998, there were fewer than 400 Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand. international students at what was then known as University College of the Cariboo. Now, there are between 1,500 and 2,000, she said, and many will be taking part in the threeday event. A fashion show on Friday, for example, will feature more than 80 students in their homeland’s traditional garments as part of the wrap-up International Showcase, Fashion Show and Food Fair in the gymnasium. It runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is always a popular event with people both on campus and from the community at large, Garson said.
The list of events is long and was published in the Thursday, March 6, edition of KTW on Page A2. However, Garson said another new partnership she’s happy to see evolve comes from the school’s aboriginal education department. Throughout the three days, there will be a stone carver, a Haida carver, a Navajo artist, a soapstone carver and a Metis artist on what is known as Student Street on at the west end of the Old Main Building. World-champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand will lead a workshop and perform. Garson said there are plenty of other workshops dealing with subjects like cooking, AfroCaribbean dancing, Metis storytelling, beading and pine-needle basketry. Film also plays a role and she’s delighted the organizers are able to show Watermark today in the Alumni Theatre at the Clocktower Building at noon. The 90-minute documentary, directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal, takes a look at how humanity has been shaped by water — and how water has shaped humanity. On Wednesday, Academy Award-winning 12 Years A Slave will be shown at the theatre at 3 p.m. The four-day International Days festival wraps up on Friday, March 14, with an International Showcase of entertainment, food and fashion. TRU architecture and engineering student Prathleen Aujla took part in a showcase in the past, presenting a traditional Indian dance. The showcase is in the Thompson Rivers University gymnasium and runs from noon to 8 p.m. KTW file photo
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Take in workshops at Kamloops Art Gallery The Kamloops Art Gallery is offering workshops in the coming weeks. • Chris Bose will lead the Arbor Aboriginal Art Collective youth workshops, which will focus on creating art that deals with stereotypes and hidden histories. It runs March 20 and is open on a dropin basis. • Spring Art camps will run from March 17 to March 21 and will draw inspiration from exhibitions now on display at the gallery, including Beautiful Monsters, Picasso’s Beasts, unlimited edition and The Waste Land. Registration can be for one day or up to all five and extended care is available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The camps run from 10 a.m. to noon for those ages four to six and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for those ages seven to 12. Registration is $15 a day with a 10 per cent discount for gal-
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Author Richard Wagamese will present Power of Storytelling on Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Calvary Community Church. The fundraiser is a benefit for the youth-mentor programs offered by AIMCanada. For more information, go online to aimfoundatinofcanda. ca or facebook.com/ aimfoundationcanada.
Ron James is returning to Kamloops for another night of his unique and often self-deprecating humour. James, who starts his Take No Prisoners tour on May 3 in Vernon, will be in Kamloops on Sunday, May 4, at Sagebrush
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers are celebrating 40 years of rock and roll in the way they know best — by taking to 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, at ticketmaster. ca, the venue box office or by calling
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Phillip Phillips, the 2012 American Idol winner, brings his tour to Kamloops for a Thursday, March 27, show at Interior Savings Centre. Ticket prices range from $45.75 to $56, plus taxes and service charges, 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, Much Music and American Music honours, 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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Shana-The Wolf ’s Music will be shown for the first time in North America on Sunday, April 6, at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver. The movie was filmed in the Merritt and Lower Nicola area as well as the Lower Nicola Indian Band lands. Band members were involved in the cast and crew and the band’s mythology is reflected in the movie’s theme.
The second annual The Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival will be held in Westwold on May 30, May 31 and June 1 on the property of the Route 97 Diner. The annual fes-
tival, held to raise money for the Canadian Hemophilia Society and the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association, is officially recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises Ltd. and will feature Elvis tribute artists from B.C., Alberta and Washington state. Also scheduled to perform is legendary Curb Recording artist Ronnie McDowell from Nashville. He will be backed by son Ronnie Dean, nephew Jody and The Uptown Hornz of Kelowna. In conjunction with the festival, organizers are hosting a ladiesonly TCB Ladies Gala on March 29 at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops, the proceeds of which will also be directed to the two charities. Scheduled to perform is Elvis tribute
artist Paul Ellis and a special guest from the Lower Mainland. Raffle tickets will be sold, with the prize being a framed painting called Welcome To My World, created by legally blind Kelowna artist PJ Lockhart. The draw will take place on June 1 in Westwold. Tickets to the gala must be purchased in advance and can be found at The Plaza Hotel, at Victoria Street and Fourth Avenue, and at SalaJai Thai Restaurant at 542 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops. Information on The Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival in Westwold and the TCB Ladies Gala can be found online at thecdnbluemoon.ca or by calling 250-3190402, 778-257-2879 or 250-861-9591.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LENDING THEM AN EARRING The Lost Earring Project was featured at the Old Courthouse Gallery on Saturday, March 8. Artists took donated earrings and created works from them. Proceeds from the sales of the art went to the YWCA Women’s Shelter. Clockwise: A sample of some of the art created; artist Alanna Westerman wearing and holding her work; an earring that could be cast in A Bug’s Life; Jan Seedhouse admires art with YWCA Women’s Shelter manager Michele Walker; more creativity from donated earrings. Allen Douglas photos/KTW
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Strombo new host Lawsuit in way of deal? of Hockey Night By Steven Chua
TORONTO — George Stroumboulopoulos has officially been announced as the new host of Hockey Night in Canada. The veteran CBC-TV personality will anchor NHL coverage beginning in October. It’s the first major personnel change made by Rogers after acquiring the NHL rights in a blockbuster 12-year, $5.2-billion deal in November. Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Daren Millard and Jeff Marek were also announced as “cornerstones’’ of Rogers’ coverage in a news release issued on Monday, March 10. Cherry and MacLean will continue to host Coach’s Corner every Saturday. The announcement was timed with the news from CBC that Stroumboulopoulos’s Gemini Awardwinning chat show would be cancelled after the completion of its 10th season. Stroumboulopoulos will host not only the marquee Saturday-night
show, but also other broadcasts on City, Sportsnet and other platforms, Rogers announced. “Hockey is one of my deepseated passions and I’m thrilled to be going full circle, returning to my roots in sports broadcasting,’’ Stroumboulopoulos said in a statement. “It’s a dream for me to work with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, as well as my old friend Jeff Marek, who I started my career with. “I’m also looking forward to working with Daren Millard and the entire team at Rogers.’’
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Ukrainian-Canadians pressure world powers By Terry Pedwell
OTTAWA — UkrainianCanadians marched in Ottawa on the weekend in an attempt to convince some of the world’s bigger powers to force Russia to release its grip on Ukraine’s Crimea region. Only France’s ambassador, Philippe Zeller, personally spoke with the dozens of protesters as they waved flags and placards outside the French embassy. The demonstrations began in front of the Chinese embassy before snaking through the capital to buildings housing diplomats from France, the United States and the UK. Chanting anti-Vladimir Putin slogans and waving placards, they urged the signators of a 1994 nuclear disarmament agreement with Ukraine to live up to the accord. “We are now turning to the guarantors of the Budapest agreement, the countries that promised Ukraine to do everything in their capacity to prevent it from economic warfare and to
protect its territorial integrity,’’ said protest spokeswoman Lada Roslycky. “At this time, they are grossly failing Ukraine’s needs.’’ The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances was originally signed by Russia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, giving Ukraine assurances of protection in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons. China and France later gave assurances that they would also
live up to the accord’s provisions. “We just want to say that we stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people,’’ Zeller told protesters outside the French embassy. But, an advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested the Budapest accord could actually be used by Russia as justification for sending troops into Ukraine to protect people in the Crimean peninsula.
Sergey Glazyev accused the United States of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs, saying it left Russia no choice but to intervene. Canada has made it clear it supports the interim government in Kiev, which Russia said was formed as the result a “coup.’’ Last week, the Harper government imposed a travel ban on individuals it considered a threat to Ukraine. Nine Russian soldiers participating in military exercises were also ordered to leave Canada by the end of the day on Friday, March 7. Canada has sent two military observers, part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, to monitor the Russian military situation in Ukraine. But, the OSCE has so far been unsuccessful in getting the observers into Crimea. They tried three times last week only to be turned back. Warning shots were fired during their last attempt to enter the region. They did not make another
attempt on Sunday and it was unclear whether they would try again any time soon. Germany’s Angela Merkel joined Harper and other G7 leaders in telling Putin that a planned referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. However, Putin has ignored their entreaties and tightened Russia’s grip further on Crimea, by seizing another border post. In addition, heavily-armed soldiers wearing military uniforms with no country markings reportedly sealed off a military airport in Crimea. Street violence also erupted in the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol after rival pro- and anti-Russia protesters clashed. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk on Wednesday, March 12, at the White House. The two will try to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis, while at the same time demonstrating their solidarity.
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Avalanche claims life of snowmobiler
VERNON — RCMP say a 34-year-old North Okanagan, man has died in hospital after being caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Vernon. Mounties and search and rescue crews were dispatched to the avalanche site near the Keefer Lake resort on Saturday, March 8.
Police say the man had been snowmobiling with five friends in the area when he was caught in the slide. Officers say he was buried in several metres of snow and was dug out by friends and other rescuers. Gordon Molendyk of the
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Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment said emergency crews at the resort helped pull the man out. He said the man was treated by paramedics, then airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital. The BC Coroners Service is now investigating.
Snowshoers perish in Alberta avalanche Harper arrives in South Korea LAKE AGNES, ALTA — Parks Canada said two snowshoers died on Saturday, March 8, after being buried in an avalanche near Lake Louise. Another three snowshoers were uninjured. Officials say the group was at
the bottom of a steep slope and triggered an avalanche on Lake Agnes at about 3 p.m. They say the three who weren’t caught in the slide called for help on their cellphones and managed to pull one of their companions out.
Parks Canada safety crews took four of the snowshoers away from the site, then triggered two more avalanches. They say once the area was deemed safe, a search dog was brought in to find the remaining snowshoer.
Bieliebers showed up — Bieber did not TORONTO — Justin Bieber didn’t attend a court proceeding related to an assault charge he faces in Toronto, but that didn’t prevent his fans from showing up on Monday, March 10. About a dozen young women gathered at a downtown courthouse hoping the Canadian pop sensation would at least be looped
in via a video link — although that didn’t happen either. Instead, a subsequent hearing was set for April 14 — another proceeding Bieber isn’t obliged to attend in person. Police allege Bieber hit a limousine driver several times in the back of the head after he and five others were picked up by a limo in
the early hours of December 30. Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police in January to face the charge, drawing a crowd of jostling journalists and deliriously screaming fans. The 19-year-old Stratford, Ont., native was charged with one count of assault and spent about two hours in the station.
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has arrived in Seoul, where he is widely expected to announce a free-trade deal with South Korea. A South Korean delegation greeted Harper on Monday, March 10, as he stepped off his aircraft after a 20-plus hour trip from Ottawa. There was no word as of press deadline on whether Harper plans to sign the final text of a free-trade deal with South Korea or is simply
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HIS YEAR’S Canadian Car of the Year announcement was a bit of a surprise. There were two Mazdas in the running — the Mazda6 and Mazda3, along with the 2014 Corvette. And, while the Corvette copped a nosurprise victory weeks earlier in Detroit (no surprise because the Big Three accounted for four of the six finalists), I and a lot of colleagues thought the Mazda3 was going to take it. The Mazda6 won, not undeservedly so, but it was the smaller sibling, I believe, that really knocked it out of the park. Let’s start with the exterior, where Mazda3 is now the third model — after the Mazda6 and CX-5 — to receive the company’s “Kodo” design makeover. The all-new model, like Corolla and some of today’s fresher compacts, no longer even hints at entry level. Mazda3 never suffered from the “jellybean” styling that once infected its segment, but the new design language creates an exterior that is now more sleek and curvy, with numerous undulations and reflections that flow over the body surface. The sedan’s overall shape is athletic: long bonnet, compact cabin and short rear deck. Or in the case of the Sport (a.k.a. hatchback),
no rear deck. Large wheel openings with flared fenders are pushed to the corners and house either 16- or 18-inch wheels, depending on trim. Compared to the one it replaces, the thirdgeneration model is also wider, lower and has a longer wheelbase, with all of the above creating a firmly planted stance that hints at the “zoomzoom” one still expects from this brand. I’m pleased that the signature “smiley” grille has been deep sixed. Its chrome-trimmed replacement is better proportioned and is flanked by sleek projector headlamps that follow the contours of the front fenders. There’s some additional exterior bling, like available LED running lights and taillights, and signal repeaters in the side mirrors, not to mention standard dual exhausts in the rear.
In the Sport, these get chrome finishers and are proudly displayed. The Sedan unfortunately hides them under the rear fascia. The Mazda3 lineup comes in three flavours: base GX, mid-level GS and top-trim GT. The entry GX sedan with six-speed manual starts at $15,995; GS with manual starts at $19,695; and the GT, which comes only with six-speed automatic, is $25,855. The hatchback adds $1,000 to each of these trim levels. All Mazda3 models are now powered by Skyactiv powertrains that benefit from less friction, lighter weight, 4-2-1 exhaust systems, higher compression ratios, and tweaks to the injectors, pistons and timing, not to mention getting more muscle. GX and GS vehicles are equipped with a 2.0L DOHC four cylinder
that produces 155 hp and 150 lb/ft of torque — an increase of 7 hp and 15 lb/ft over last year’s base engine. The GT gets a bigger boost thanks to Skyactiv. Its 2.5-litre four cylinder now delivers 184 hp and 185 lb/ ft — up from 167 and 168. For the budget-minded, the entry Mazda3 provides most of the basics like keyless entry, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering, six-way manual adjust for the driver’s seat, Bluetooth, four-speaker audio with steering wheel controls, and auto-off headlights. There’s even a few extras like the previously mentioned dual exhausts and pushbutton start. I appreciate the latter feature, but am never sure what to do with the keys. Indeed, there are many reasons why Mazda sells so many
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of these vehicles (more than 40,000 last year), and continues to rack up awards like AJAC’s Best Small Car Under (and over) 21K. And although it only managed fourth place in compact car sales, the 2014 Mazda3 is definitely no follower in the highly competitive compact car segment.
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In GT trim, the Mazda3 interior is definitely “class above”. Two-toned perforated leather, abundant soft touch materials, double stitching, chrome accents and brushed metallic trim pieces lend an upscale look that wouldn’t be out of place in a nearluxury European sports sedan.
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