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Green Party of B.C. Leader Andrew Weaver speaks at Riverside Park on Tuesday. He said his party wants to garner 30 per cent of the popular vote in the May 2017 election. In 2013, the Greens received eight per cent of the popular vote.

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B.C. Green Party candidates took aim Tuesday at the province’s two major parties for accepting corporate donations while kicking off leader Andrew Weaver’s two-day tour of Kamloops. Speaking in Riverside Park, Weaver called on B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan to release the names of donors and corporations who last week attended a dinner hosted by the party. Weaver said he has watched NDP MLAs call out the B.C. Liberals for “pay-for-access” events, but said they have not held themselves to the same standards. In what is sure to be a major theme for the Greens going into the 2017 pro-

vincial election campaign, Weaver said his is the only party that does not accept union or corporate donations. Donovan Cavers, Green candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson, pointed to donations totalling $55,000 accepted by the B.C. Liberals from KGHM Ajax, the company seeking approval for a gold and copper mine south of Aberdeen. “We have a prime example here in Kamloops of the sorts of donations that are influencing politics,” Cavers said. “Even if they aren’t, they are creating a perception of doubt amongst British Columbians that decisions are being made in their best interests.” Weaver’s was the only seat won by the Greens in the 2013 provincial election.

He won in Oak Bay-Gordon Head on Vancouver Island. The party captured eight per cent of the popular vote, with the Liberals receiving 44 per cent and the New Democrats garnering 40 per cent. Referring to a recent Mainstreet Research poll conducted for Postmedia News that put the Greens at 16 per cent even before most candidates had been announced, Weaver said he would be disappointed if his party did not exceed 30 per cent of the popular vote in 2017. “We’re going to take as many seats in this election as the people of British Columbia will give us,” Weaver said.

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The expansion of Premier Christy Clark said the a major oil pipeline federal government is close to meeting the B.C. government’s through Kamloops is five conditions for its approval of appearing more likely the Kinder Morgan pipeline. — and it’s prompting mixed emotions from She said Prime Minister city hall. Justin Trudeau should come Prime Minister to the province to explain to British Columbians directly why Justin Trudeau gave his his government considers the government’s approval $6.8-billion pipeline expansion to on Tuesday for Kinder be in the national interest. Morgan to triple the capacity of its Trans Clark expects to have the five Mountain pipeline conditions in place before B.C.’s connecting Alberta to election in May, when the pipeline is expected to be a major issue. Burnaby. The company will The five conditons: Successful twin its existing line in completion of the environmentalmany cases, though in review process; world-leading marine Kamloops it will divert oil spill response; world-leading through a Telus right-of- practises for land oil-spill prevention; legal requirements regarding way in the Lac du Bois aboriginal and treaty rights are grasslands instead of addressed; and B.C. receives a fair crossing private propshare of the fiscal and economic erty in the Westsyde benefits. neighbourhood. — The Canadian Press The pipeline also crosses the Thompson River near Kamloops Airport, while a new pump station is planned for the city. While council has never taken a formal position on the pipeline, Kinder Morgan and the City of Kamloops signed a deal nearly two years ago which would see the city gain about $700,000 in community funding if the pipeline is built — a sum the company has positioned as a way to reduce the impact of construction.

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A tentative deal that would have seen Sun Rivers Golf Course change hands has collapsed. In September, Ranchero Enterprises signed a letter of intent to purchase the golf course and associated Hoodoos Restaurant from Sun Rivers Partners. At the time the potential sale was announced, Bill Amy, an investor and spokesman for Ranchero Enterprises, said the plan was to lower annual fees in a bid to double membership and engage in expansion that would have included a six-hole par-3 golf course, pickleball courts and a renovated Hoodoos restaurant and sand bunkers. On Tuesday, Amy said the deal had died. “We have reluctantly left the negotiations due to the fact that we were unable to reach agreement on a number of key issues,” Amy said. “In the end, the deal was far more complicated and complex than was originally anticipated and we were just not able to come to terms that worked for both parties.” Amy noted a number of improvements have already begun on the course: the new six-hole,

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par-3 course is 80 per cent complete, with seeding of the greens and setting of the turf scheduled for the spring; greenside bunkers have new sand; and new tee boxes on the first hole have been finished. Amy told KTW the reason for the deal not being consummated did not involve the sale price — “the money and everything was fine,” he said — but a few other issues, on which he said he could not comment due to a confidentiality agreement he signed. When asked how much money Amy and Ranchero had spent on the improvements, he replied, “A lot.” As for the future, Amy said he will take a moment to reflect. “We’ll just sit back and take some deep breaths right now. This was a passion for me. This is a tough day for me. We were committed to doing a lot of good things, but they won’t be done now — not on our watch.” While the price tag involved in the tentative deal was not revealed, the 130-acre golf course was recently listed by Colliers International for $4 million. Amy has a background in marketing and retired to Kamloops from the Lower Mainland

eight years ago. Sun Rivers has about 200 members today, a number the prospective ownership group wanted to double for next year by lowering membership fees. The sale was expected to close in October. The greater Sun Rivers development is owned by a group of investors led by Austrian Martin Zumtobel and governed by the Tk’emlups Indian Band. It is located on leasehold land, with a lease expiring in 2115. Sun Rivers Partners indicated in 2015 it was putting the entire resort on the market. It listed the golf course for sale separately earlier this year. Development of the entire Sun Rivers project began two decades ago. It has now sold about 800 of its planned 2,000 units. The resort announced last year it entered into a deal to sell a central village area to a developer, who marketed pre-sales. But that deal collapsed and the property remains on the market. Repeated calls by KTW to Sun Rivers Partners — to ask about plans for improvements begun and the fate of proposed changes under Ranchero — were not returned by press deadline yesterday.

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Venture Kamloops, the Kamloops Innovation Centre and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce will have an extra $100,000 to attempt to raise the city’s profile with businesses in the Lower Mainland. Mayor Peter Milobar said the extra cash from the city will allow the three organizations to spend more on some of their existing projects, with the goal of capitalizing on the increasing cost of living in the Vancouver area and convincing businesses to make Kamloops their home. “If they have a bit more funding, they could go to another level,” Milobar said. “We’re not creating new programs. It’s trying to tap into different programs they found they’ve had some success with and enhance that.” The funding is enough for five to seven programs, Milobar said, which will include financial sup-

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port for local companies attending the 2017 #BCTECH Summit and Kamloops Innovation’s fellowship program, which brings founders of start-up companies to the city to live and work for free for a week. Milobar said the fellowship program allows Kamloops Innovation to showcase the convenience of the city and has resulted in a few start-ups moving here. “Everyone in Kamloops knows how close the Lower Mainland is, but there’s a lot of people who don’t get it, and they almost have to be here a little bit and then they go ‘Oh, OK, I get it,’” he said. Lincoln Smith, executive director of Kamloops Innovation, said the group has run summer fellowships for three years, setting people up in a rented apartment in downtown Kamloops and hosting them in the centre’s office space. Smith said those who don’t end up seeing Kamloops as home can still go back to their communities and spread the word about what the city has to offer. He said the new funding demonstrates the city’s confidence in

Kamloops’ technology industry. “We’re pretty excited about how it’s going to augment and help us make even bigger the plans and programs we already have,” he said. For its first use of the cash, the groups sent Milobar and some local businesspeople to the Startup Canada Awards in Vancouver in October. “The combination of the mayor’s presence, two award recipients from Kamloops and the sponsorship of the post-event celebration made Kamloops a prominent topic of conversation among the event attendees,” the city said in a release. Milobar said the funding came in the form of a one-time draw from the 2015 budget surplus. Council will decide if the program produces enough tangible success, such as bringing in more start-up companies, to continue funding in future years. “It may be something you only need to do once and that’s enough to get you over that critical mass of awareness,” Milobar said.

City seeking new fire chief DALE MCLEAN WILL STEP DOWN AT END OF THE YEAR ANDREA KLASSEN

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The City of Kamloops is on the hunt for a new fire chief as Dale McLean prepares to retire at the end of the year. McLean, who came to the city in 2013, told KTW he plans to return to Edmonton, for family commitments, including helping to care for his aging parents. McLean previously served as a deputy chief in Edmonton before moving to the Tournament Capital to lead Kamloops Fire Rescue following the sudden departure

of former chief Neill Moroz. Deputy chief Mike Adams will become acting chief until a permanent replacement is hired. McLean said his time as chief in Kamloops was “the pinnacle of my career,” which has included more than 35 years in firefighting. “I feel very honoured that I’ve served as fire chief here. It’s a phenomenal organization. Great people, very dedicated,” he said. McLean said he considers the relationship developed between the city and the firefighters’ union one of his major

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accomplishments in the last three-and-a-half years. “When I first got here, we were able to get a collective agreement in place that was scheduled to go to probably a costly arbitration, so we were able to do that, and now

we’re in the position where we’re working to conclude another collective agreement,” he said. KFR’s five-year strategic plan, created under McLean’s watch, will also go to council next week. As to who should lead the organization when he’s gone, McLean urged the city to look internally for a replacement. “I think we’ve got some really, really good people in this organization that are capable of doing not only that job, but are good leaders within the city,” he said.

Rental project near TRU will proceed A development that would add more than 300 units of rental housing across the street from Thompson Rivers University has cleared another hurdle. At a public hearing on Tuesday, council voted to rezone 1261 Dalhousie Dr. and 821 McGill Rd. to allow Cross Developments to build six apart-

ment buildings that will contain 375 units of rental housing. The company will use surplus land purchased from the B.C. Ministry of Environment, which was zoned for public and quasipublic use. There were no members of the public at the hearing to support or protest the project

and the rezoning passed its first three readings without debate. Cross Developments owner Barry Cross previously told media the project will be built over the next five years. If council gives its final approval, which must come at a later date, Cross said he expects work to begin by June 2017.


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A mother who drowned her newborn son in a sink because she had to write a university exam has avoided jail. Courtney Fawn Saul was sentenced in Kamloops provincial court yesterday to spend the next two years on probation. Saul was a 19-yearold Thompson Rivers University student when her baby, George Carlos, was born on Dec. 15, 2011. Court heard Saul gave birth alone in the bathroom of the Kamloops basement suite in which she was living at the time. “She held the baby for some time, but she had an exam that day,” Crown prosecutor Will Burrows said. “Because she had the exam, she didn’t know what to do. She finally decided she should drown the baby. She did that in the sink and then she went to her exam.” After the exam, Saul wrapped the baby’s

body in a T-shirt and a shower curtain, then placed it in an empty computer box. That box was placed inside a backpack, which Saul then put into the trunk of her car. Saul would later tell investigators she hoped to bury the baby in her hometown of Lillooet. The body was discovered by accident three weeks later. Saul lent her car to an acquaintance, who was then involved in a collision on Seymour Street. Firefighters opened the car’s trunk to cut power as a safety precaution. A police officer noticed a backpack in the trunk and opened it, revealing a computer box with an odd bulge. He opened the box and found the baby’s body. Saul was later arrested. While in custody, police recorded a conversation she had with her mother. “During her meeting with her mom, Ms. Saul admits she’d had the baby,” Burrows said. “She said she didn’t know she was pregnant until very late in

the pregnancy.” Saul confessed to police and was charged with infanticide. But, court heard, that charge was stayed a short time later and, in 2015, Saul was charged with second-degree murder. In August, following a decision from the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this year, Saul’s charges were downgraded back to infanticide. Saul told police the unexpected pregnancy was the result of a sexual assault. She said she passed out at a party and woke up without her clothes on. “She believed someone had sexual intercourse with her while she was unconscious,” Burrows said. Saul and her mother cried in court as the offence was detailed. Defence lawyer Murray Armstrong noted the sad circumstances. “This is certainly a tragedy in all senses of the word,” he said. “Ms. Saul had never been in trouble with the law.

“She was 19 years old, going to school and living alone.” Armstrong said Saul remains troubled by the events, but is moving forward. “Nothing is going to change what happened, but certainly now Ms. Saul is not a risk to anybody,” he said. “In terms of punishment, there’s no punishment greater than the guilt and remorse she feels.” When asked by Kamloops provincial court Judge Len Marchand whether she had anything to say, Saul, who has since moved back to Lillooet, managed six words before crying. “I know I made a mistake,” she said. Marchand remarked on Saul’s remorse, but noted the seriousness of her offence. “It is an abhorrent act and it was inflicted on a vulnerable and completely helpless person,” he said. But the judge said mitigating factors — including Saul’s lack of a criminal history and the circumstances of

how she became pregnant — were powerful. In addition to her two-year probation term, Saul was also ordered to surrender a sample of her DNA to a national criminal database.

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Snapchat posts result in trial delay A series of pre-court Snapchat posts by a Kamloops-area girl who claims to have been the victim of a sex assault prompted a judge on Tuesday to adjourn the trial of the accused, a teenaged boy. Neither the complainant nor the accused can be named due to court-ordered publication bans, but the trial had been scheduled to run for two days in Kamloops provincial court. Defence lawyer Ken Tessovitch said he became aware of the girl’s Snapchat activity on Tuesday

morning by way of his client. Tessovitch asked for an adjournment to allow time to compile the Snapchat posts to be entered as exhibits in court, saying the girl can be seen in the posts smoking marijuana on a number of occasions on Monday night and Tuesday morning. He said she also posted another video to Snapchat just before noon on Tuesday — after the marijuana posts had come to light. “The video is just outside this courtroom,” Tessovitch said.

“It shows some chairs and planters. She comments, ‘Just like to throw a shoutout to the sad f--k that ruined my life just now.’” Crown prosecutor Andrew Duncan said the girl did not deny smoking marijuana before court. He said he spoke to her outside court and she appeared sober. Kamloops provincial court Judge Roy Dickey adjourned the trial based on concerns about the girl’s ability to testify. Lawyers will meet on Dec. 5 to set a new trial date.

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LOCAL NEWS B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver (centre) on federal approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: “Civil unrest in Metro Vancouver will be something we haven’t seen for decades in Canada.” Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Dan Hines (right) said major concerns revolve around possible spills on the coast. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Speaking in Kamloops on Tuesday afternoon, B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver predicted civil unrest if Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion went ahead, just an hour before Justin Trudeau announced his government’s approval of the $6.8-billion project. Weaver, who was touring the city with Kamloops-SouthThompson candidate Donovan Cavers and

Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Dan Hines, said the nowapproved project poses no benefit, but great risks for B.C. “Civil unrest in Metro Vancouver will be something we haven’t seen for decades in Canada,” Weaver said. “People are very very concerned about this and I don’t think people in Ontario realize the extent to which people of British Columbia love our coast and do not want a 600 per cent increase in heavy oil tanker traffic in the port

of Metro Vancouver.” Weaver was an intervenor in the National Energy Board review and said he posed more than 600 questions to Kinder Morgan about its spillresponse capacity. “We have no capacity to clean up the inevitable spill that will occur when tankers run aground or they bump into each other,” Weaver told KTW. “Everyone will say it’s a rare event, it might not happen. “But it will happen and the question is the risk versus the reward. In a tumbling global market

of oil prices — I think not.” The pipeline expansion will go through Kamloops via the Lac Du Bois Grasslands Provincial Park, twinning the existing pipeline that runs through the residential area of Westsyde. Hines said the safety of pipelines is an ongoing question for the Interior, but noted major concerns around the Trans Mountain project are focused on the coastline terminus and the risk of hauling fuel through B.C.’s coastal waters.

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Mayor Peter Milobar said the $700,000 isn’t the only money the city can expect from Trans Mountain. Kamloops also stands to gain about $1.2 million in heavyindustrial taxes once construction is complete, which Milobar said could provide some relief to the city’s other heavy-industry companies that have been calling for a lower tax rate. Milobar hasn’t read all 157 conditions the federal government put on its approval of the pipeline, but said if the company can also get B.C.’s approval, the project is likely good to go. “Any time we got an update from Kinder Morgan, they were always feeling confident. Whatever conditions get thrown their way, they felt they’d be able to handle,” he said.

The money could factor into an upgrade of Tranquille Road’s Brocklehurst and airport sections, which council approved last year. That approximately $8-million plan would see a roundabout installed at the entrance to Kamloops Airport and improved welcome signs for visitors, with later phases adding sidewalks and trails to the road. Coun. Tina Lange, who sat on the airport gateway committee, said the plan to upgrade Tranquille Road doesn’t hinge on money from Kinder Morgan, though it may be used there since the city has to dig up the road in that area to replace aging sewer mains. “If we’re digging up the road anyway, we’d be crazy not to upgrade it,” she said. Lange said she’s torn about the pipeline, which she said is

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safer than rail transport, but will increase greenhouse-gas emissions. She also has concerns about the decision to route the pipeline through a Telus right of way in the Lac du Bois grasslands, though she said meetings with the company on its mitigation plans have helped. “I guess it’s almost impossible to propagate bunch grass, but they’re finding other native plants to fill that in . . .” she said. “They’ve made big promises.” Coun. Denis Walsh said he’s “very disappointed” to see the pipeline approved by Ottawa. But Coun. Marg Spina said she’s pleased with the decision, calling it a safer option for communities such as Kamloops, which are on rail lines. “I am very delighted we have a safe way to transport oil down to the coast,” she said.

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resources were just taken away with no compensation, and that’s changed in recent years,” Bepple said. Minister of Transportation and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone, who is in the midst of a campaign to refurbish new point-of-interest signs across the province, said he does not see an issue with the current sign, which he said is a snapshot of one facet of the region’s history. Stone said he would, however, like to place new markers with First Nations content in Kamloops. “If she had read the details, she would know it is going to be all about updating the language on signs to ensure that it’s culturally sensitive to First Nations and expanding the number of signs out there that specifically mention historical events and people and places that really highlight our First Nations culture and heritage,” Stone said. He said details of the program have been sent to First Nations bands, asking what they would like to see highlighted in stop-of-interest signs, but he has yet to receive a response from any of the bands in

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A Kamloops MLA candidate is unimpressed with a provincial sign outlining the early history of the city. Nancy Bepple, B.C. NDP candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson, said the point-ofinterest sign, which has been at the Columbia Street viewpoint for decades, should have been updated to mention local First Nations when it was refurbished this month. The sign, titled “Fur, Gold, and Cattle” gives a quick summary of Fort Kamloops’ founding in 1812 and the industries that have brought people to the city since, including mining, ranching and the railway. “That highway sign was done in about the 1970s and it has a version of history that excludes First Nations,” Bepple said, arguing the sign should include mentions of the people living in the area when Fort Kamloops was founded and their perspective on traders, ranchers and other settlers who moved in. “Back in 1812, their rights to

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ITS’ EXTRACTED AND MUST MOVE If the email inbox had a bell, it would have sounded like a Christmas concert in the newsroom on Tuesday afternoon. Word came from Ottawa that the federal government had approved the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, bringing oil from Alberta to Burnaby. “Cynical betrayal!” screamed the Dogwood Initiative. “Pipeline approval spells disaster!” yelled Greenpeace Canada. “Pipeline fight has just begun!” said another. First, we don’t believe this was a reversal in policy or any kind of promise-reneging by the prime minister. During last year’s federal-election campaign, Justin Trudeau talked about the need for Canadians to move their goods to market. And this is where the rubber meets the road — literally. Unless they are talking about a total, immediate end to the oil-extraction industry in this country, and they have a clean-energy plan to fuel our economy, groups like Greenpeace and the Dogwood Initiative need to come clean about how they would have this oil move from where it is — Alberta — to where it has been sold — the rest of Canada and the world. We have oil. The extraction creates jobs and tax revenue that pays for health care and education. How are we to move this oil to market? Is there anyone out there who could suggest with a straight face that moving oil from Alberta to the Pacific on trains or in trucks is a safer option than a pipeline? Thanks to some of these so-called environmental groups, a lot of attention has been rightly focused on tanker safety and spill-response measures. Nothing is fool-proof, but if we are going to extract the oil, we have to move it to market — and that has inherent risks. We’d like to be living in a world where we did not need fuels that foul our air and water. We’d prefer to run our cars, heat our homes and produce all we produce with clean(er) energy. Unfortunately, we are not yet there.

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here are a lot of people wondering why they voted Liberal in the last federal election. Sure, they thought at the time it was a way to end the decade of Stephen Harper’s style of governing and they were probably enthralled with the hair/selfies/ apparent feminism of Justin Trudeau. But now they know the truth. The change they voted for wasn’t so much a new direction, but a return to the traditional Liberal establishment values and roots, to the reality the Liberal party has always been the party of big business. This realization crystallized for me during a discussion with my beloved, who, like me, did not vote Liberal in the last federal election. The topic was approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and rejection of Northern Gateway’s proposal. I’m not happy about the decision and told hubby my views. He expressed some surprise I had expected something other than the announcement Mr. Perfect Hair made. Hubby not only knows his politics, he has a fundamental understanding of how the federal government works from spending years covering Parliament for The Canadian Press. The Liberals, he explained to me, “represent the socially liberal wing of the establishment.” But, he added, they also believe that, while the push continues for other ways to power our country, the reality is fossil

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LEVEL fuels are still our main source of energy. “To suggest we are ready to just leave it in the ground is absurd,” he said. He continued to point out that oil moves in pipelines all the time, referencing the disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Que., as a reason why trains aren’t the best way to move crude oil. “Politics is the art of keeping society moving while also preparing for the future,” hubby said. “This decision strengthens the former — but I will be looking for the feds to also be taking strong moves to encourage widespread expansion of renewable energy, too.” His points are well-taken — and I love that we can agree to disagree — but every time I read the word “pipeline,” my mind immediately goes back to last year and the Nexen Energy spill in Alberta. It wasn’t even noticed immediately, but only discovered after oil had been leaking out for about two weeks. Five-million litres of bitumen, sand and water ended up cover-

ing 16,000 square metres of a nearby bog. The double-walled pipeline, installed in 2014, had a warning system that failed to detect the leak. The Alberta Energy Regulator reported after the spill no wildlife was impacted — but even writing those words brings to mind the image of ducks covered in oil. I’ve seen it too often in the news. When I go home to Ontario for the annual visit to see the older kids and grandkids, I drive through an area near my hometown, one that is teeming with wind turbines. I wonder each time why we’re not doing more of that. Why can’t we have some truly accessible programs for other renewable energy? Some friends have converted to solar power and, while I’m impressed at their dedication to other forms of heating and lighting their homes, the startup cost is not something many people can afford. Like my hubby, I’m looking to the government to make those strong moves to shift us off this dependence on oil. I’m just more impatient than he is to see it come to fruition. But we’re in agreement on one thing. Trudeau charmed his way into government and has now fallen back on the traditional Liberal track — but it’s still better than the regressive, repressive wing of the establishment Harper represented. dale@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @mdalebass


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MIND OVER MATTER WHEN IT COMES TO AJAX Editor: I would like to thank Chuck Douglass for his mind-altering letter of Nov. 25 regarding the legacy of Lafarge Cement Inc. (‘Kamloops needs more companies like Lafarge’): Henceforth, all my thinking will be divided into two categories: before the letter and after the letter. You see, before the letter, I thought the economy was a subset of nature and not the other way around. I thought what might happen one kilometre upwind at Ajax, and what did happen 15 kilometres downwind at Lafarge, weren’t fairly comparable. In retrospect, now I see the problem with my thinking was simply this old fool’s memory has obviously faded. You see, I always thought Afton was fully

operational in the mid-1970s and had started the approval process in the late 1960s. I always thought that, at that time, beyond the landfill and Andy’s Hideaway, little of South Kamloops existed beyond McGill Road, so Afton and its Ajax pit would have seemed much farther away then. But Douglass states Afton was only proposed in the 1980s and, at that time, many of the homes and schools in Aberdeen and Dufferin had been built. So, if it was acceptable then, why wouldn’t it be acceptable now? I also thought Afton mothballed the smelter because the costs locally had become too prohibitive and it was cheaper to offshore those smelting jobs, but Douglass points out it was all just a simple, common act of good

corporate citizenship. So, now that I’ve been straightened out and am on board, I know I wasn’t the only self-righteous, know-everything out there. To the rest of you, I say, what can we be if not positive about Ajax? Negativity sucks, folks. It’s depressing, unattractive and we shouldn’t let it show. What the rest of you require is a little mental magic. It is simply mind over matter, so focus your minds, be in the “yes” and go with the flow — and you, too, can transform yourselves from boo-birds to yes men like me and Douglass. Rick Duggan Kamloops

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‘NO WORDS ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE WHY IS SPCA EXTREME FOLLY OF CHOOSING TO NOT GETTING CONSUME A LETHAL SUBSTANCE FOR FUN’ PIGS OUT OF PINANTAN? Editor: Re: Paula Lowen’s letter of Nov. 24 (‘Learn from mistakes’): I share her frustration with the deaf-ear/ head-in-the-sand syndrome of recreational drug users. No words adequately describe the extreme folly of choosing to consume a lethal substance for fun.

No words can tell the grief of loved ones left to agonize over the senseless loss. As with safe-driving legislation, we sometimes need to protect people from themselves. To stem the tide of killer overdoses, we must stem the tide of fentanyl flow into — and production within

— Canada with all possible law-enacting haste, even trampling on a few human rights if need be. Despite our country’s emphasis on these, surely human life is more important. Any of us who have family members who are illicit-drug users want our loved ones to stay alive so they have

a chance to clean up and move forward. Yes, we need a national policy to fight this plague. What is federal Health Minister Jane Philpott thinking? Will it take the death of one of her next of kin before she acts? Tonia Howell Kamloops

Editor: Re: Max Fast’s Nov. 17 letter regarding the condition of two pigs in Pinantan (‘Pig predicament shows need for new laws’): Procrastination is the thief of time. Why is the SPCA not getting these animals out of there? Why? Ruth Rickwood Kamloops

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Cookies are baking in the ovens and the soups are simmering on top of the stoves. The tables are set, with homemade quilted placemats at each spot. The women are gathered at one table, taking a break before the doors open and the crowd arrives for lunch. It’s another day for the team behind Sensational Soups, a program based at Mount Paul United Church on the North Shore that twice-weekly feeds the marginalized, the homeless and seniors struggling on a pension. It’s also one of the five charities supported by the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. Cash it receives from the fund is crucial, said Delores Owen, because the program doesn’t receive money from gambling revenue or big corporations. Most of the bills are paid out of their own pocket or through fundraisers like the sale of the placemats the women create. They feed up to 120 people twice a week.

Last year, the women served up an average of 933 meals a month. This year, the statistic has risen to 970 monthly. That could be the result of changing their meal days. For the first four years, they fed people on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but at a meeting of all agencies that have meal programs, they were asked if they could take on Monday, a day there was no food service. Since there were about three other agencies with Tuesday meals, Sensational Soups switched its schedule and found Monday’s crowd has been larger than Tuesday’s was, Owen said. On the day KTW visits, two vegetablebased soups are bubbling, one with chicken and one with beef. For the non-meat eaters, a chicken noodle soup is also simmering, while oatmeal-toffee cookies are baking or cooling. Owen mentioned the cookies as an example of the rising food costs the program is facing. Cinnamon was required and two containers of it cost more this year than in the past. Like all Kamloopsians, they’re coping

with the rising costs to prepare a meal. The Kamloops Food Bank’s FoodShare program provides some fresh produce, but not the quantity received in the past, Owen said. They used to get deliveries twice a week, but the food bank truck now comes weekly — and they no longer receive canned foods from the agency. As they sit and chat, the talk ranges from the performance of the Blazers the night before — the team lost — to who might be available for the Dec. 22 meal, since many of the women, most of them retired, have travel plans. The consensus is enough will be there to make sure it all comes together for what will likely be an even larger crowd for the last pre-Christmas lunch. A quick glance at the clock — it’s almost 11 a.m. — and the women head back to the church kitchen to get plates ready, check on the soups and start making sandwiches. There’s already a crowd starting to gather at the door, looking forward to a welcome meal. Mount Paul United Church is at 140 Laburnum St.

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A $75,000 fence won’t be part of Kamloops’ celebrations when Canada turns 150 next year. At its Tuesday meeting, council voted to approve $70,000 in funding from last year’s surplus for city staff to create events and installations celebrating the country’s milestone anniversary, but gave the chop to a plan to put heritage fencing around Stuart Wood elementary as part of the party. “I drive by the fence every day. It’s ugly as anything, but the condition is very good for what it was meant for, which is a school yard fence,” said Coun. Arjun Singh, suggesting the city should focus on festivities instead. But which of the suggested plans to fund proved controversial, as councillors argued over whether to allow staff to spend money on a commemorative

150th tulip, and two fireworks, displays. Coun. Denis Walsh attempted to have approximately $40,000 budgeted for the fireworks, which would be displayed on New Year’s Eve and Canada Day, earmarked for public art or another tangible project, calling fireworks wasteful. “To blow $40,000 up in the air has never sat right with me,” he said. “To me, that’s something dumb to do.” The city typically spends about $15,000 per year on its Canada Day fireworks, with a donation of several thousand dollars from the Multicultural Society. Other councillors argued Walsh risked taking the fun out of the celebrations. “I have a great fear that we’re going to jimmy this down to nothing. This is a celebration because we’re all Canadian,” Coun. Pat Wallace said.

“This is something for everyone and the more we look at the budget, the more we tear down, the more we run the risk of ruining a great celebration.” Director of parks, recreation and cultural services Byron McCorkell said while staff has proposed several events and projects for 2017 — including a maple forest and a street hockey-themed block party — plans have not been finalized and some projects could change. Staff is applying for grant funding for the celebrations, which may result in less cash spent by the city. Coun. Donovan Cavers was the lone opponent to the city financing Canada Day at all, arguing it isn’t Kamloops’ job. “It’s a federal celebration and any resourcing or funding of that should come from the federal government,” he said, later suggesting the city could mark the occasion by simply ordering more red fireworks.

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“We are running on a platform which will be applicable to every part of the province,” Weaver said. “We will run candidates in every riding in the province and we’re in it to win. We’re not in it to be this protest party.” Among its proposals, the party is pushing for a basic income pilot project that would see small communities in the province receive guaranteed minimum income for at least five years. Weaver noted a similar experiment conducted in Dauphin, Man., in the 1970s “essentially eliminated poverty.” Weaver said the concept needs a broader uptake, but with interest from the Liberals to implement it federally and initiatives in Quebec

and Ontario, noted there are more opportunities to study the results. “We know from the evidence that judicial costs go down, health-care costs go down. You start to see Old Age Security not needed. You start to see unemployment insurance not needed because of the fact you have one program that covers them all,” Weaver said. If the Greens were to take office, Weaver said they would hope to have a basic income pilot project in place by the end of the first year. Weaver’s two days in Kamloops with Cavers and Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Dan Hines included taking part in a party fundraiser at Monte Creek Ranch Winery, visiting students at Westsyde secondary and joining a forestryindustry tour.


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Death on Cirque set in SF SAN FRANCISCO — Officials say a technician with the Cirque du Soleil Luzia show who died after being hit in the head by an aerial lift Tuesday is the son of one of the founders of the show. In a statement from Cirque du Soleil, officials confirmed that 42-yearold Olivier Rochette of Quebec died Tuesday night in San Francisco. According to the statement, his immediate family, including his father Gilles Ste-Croix, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, has been informed of the accident. Police say officers with San Francisco Police Department’s traffic collision investigation unit and investigators with the state’s workplace safety regulator, Cal/OSHA, are investigating. Julia Bernstein of Cal/ OSHA said the employee was struck in the head by an aerial device. Shows were cancelled Tuesday night and last night. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from nearly 50 different countries. — The Canadian Press

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CALGARY — A Canadian Judicial Council committee has unanimously recommended a judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her knees together lose his job, arguing Justice Robin Camp’s apology does not offset the damage done. “We conclude that Justice Camp’s conduct is so manifestly and profoundly destructive of the concept of the impartiality, integrity and independence of the judicial role that public confidence is sufficiently undermined to render the judge incapable of executing the judicial office,’’ the five-member panel wrote in a decision released yesterday. Court transcripts show Camp called the complainant, an indigenous woman who was 19 years old and homeless at the time of the alleged assault, “the accused’’ throughout the trial — a

phrase he repeated during a September judicial council disciplinary hearing before quickly correcting himself. He also told the young woman “pain and sex sometimes go together.’’ Camp acquitted Alexander Wagar in the 2014 trial, but the verdict was overturned on appeal and a new trial was ordered. Testimony in the retrial wrapped up earlier this month. Camp was a provincial court judge in Calgary during the initial Wagar trial, but he was promoted to the Federal Court the following year. The committee said Camp “relied on discredited myths and stereotypes about women and victim-blaming during the trial and in his reasons for judgment.’’ Camp has 30 days to make a written submission to the Canadian Judicial Council, said executive director Norman Sabourin. After that, the council will make a recommendation to Federal

Justice Minister Jody WilsonRaybould, who has the final say on Camp’s fate. Sabourin said he’s optimistic a recommendation will be on Wilson-Raybould’s desk in January. Kim Stanton of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund said the committee’s conclusion was heartening. “The decision . . . really does send a strong message to other judges that they must adhere to the principle of equality in their courtrooms,’’ she said. “It is simply unacceptable to show antipathy toward laws that are designed to protect vulnerable witnesses.’’ Camp declined to comment, but his lawyer, Frank Addario, said Camp “is grateful to the inquiry committee for its thorough consideration of the evidence and his submissions.’’ At his disciplinary hearing in September, Camp apologized for what he called his rude and insulting attitude

toward the complainant. “I was not the good judge I thought I was,’’ Camp said. “Canadians deserve more from their judges.’’ The committee heard Camp had undergone sensitivity training and counselling with a superior court judge, a psychologist and an expert in sexual-assault law. He admitted in testimony that he had made mistakes, but said he was willing to learn from them and wanted to remain on the bench. Addario argued removing Camp would send the wrong message to other judges who seek to improve themselves. But the committee said Camp’s apology and educational efforts after the trial don’t make up for his comments. “In our view, given the seriousness of Justice Camp’s misconduct, his apologies, though sincere, do not alleviate the harm done to public confidence.’’ The committee also raised concerns about another message Camp’s behaviour

sends to other judges: If they find in favour of the accused in a sexual-assault trial or question the credibility of a witness, they may be labelled sexist: “Justice Camp’s misconduct in the trial adds to the public perception that the justice system is fuelled by systemic bias and it therefore courts the risk that in other sexual-assault cases, unpopular decisions will be unfairly viewed as animated by that bias, rather than by the application of legal principles and sound reasoning and analysis.’’ Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley, who asked for the inquiry, said yesterday’s recommendation is an important step. “The decision for a victim of sexual assault to come forward can be very challenging and it is crucial that they know they will be treated with respect and dignity and not subjected to sexual myths and stereotypes,” Ganley said.

Town asks for no Christmas ads before Nov. 11 GANDER, N.L. — Politicians in a small Newfoundland town have declared Christmas has come too early for many retailers — and they’ve decided to do something about it. Earlier this month, Gander’s town coun-

cil unanimously adopted a motion asking merchants to refrain from Christmas advertising until after Remembrance Day. Since council doesn’t have the jurisdiction to restrain the seasonal impulses of businesses,

local politicians decided to write to Premier Dwight Ball and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request their support for the measure. A spokeswoman in the premier’s office said Ball had yet to hear from the town council.

Bill Maxwell, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Legion in Ottawa, said issues surrounding Remembrance Day are sensitive and complex. “It’s a conundrum for a lot of people,’’ Maxwell said.

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The Legion does not offer rules dealing with how merchants should conduct themselves in the days leading up to Nov. 11, said Maxwell, secretary of the poppy and remembrance committee with Dominion Command. However, Maxwell stressed the key date is Remembrance Day itself. “It’s not the eighth, it’s not the ninth, it’s how November 11th is handled,’’ he said. “November 11th is the collective commemoration of the sacrifice of the 117,000 Canadians who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we have today. “If you walk into a store on November 11th and the Christmas music is blaring, that’s probably . . . the total opposite of good taste.’’ In 2015, a survey of 500 Canadians found 78 per cent thought Christmas decorations shouldn’t go up until after Remembrance Day. The poll, conducted for Sensors Quality Management, also found more than half of those surveyed thought stores should wait until

December. The City of Toronto faced criticism in early November when it erected a Christmas tree outside city hall, according to a published report. In early November 2012, Shoppers Drug Mart stopped playing Christmas music following a deluge of customer complaints. In August 2015, a Costco outlet in Windsor, Ont., was accused of “seasonal creep’’ when it started selling artificial Christmas trees before summer was over. In February 2015, the municipal council in Orangeville, Ont., banned the display of Christmas lights along the town’s main street until Nov. 12. “There should be no discussion on this whatsoever,’’ Coun. Don Kidd told the Orangeville Banner. “On November 11th, leave the Christmas lights off. Pull the plug.’’ The Town of Gander’s Christmas tree lighting was scheduled for last night. — The Canadian Press


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SCOUTING COMPETITION RESURRECTED FOUR DECADES LATER A 16-year-old local boy scout found an old, dusty trophy dating back to the 1930s. It was tucked away in a storage room for years. On the weekend, four troops were tasked with fire-making, cooking and building shelter — all vying to have their name inscribed on the ancient cup. ADAM WILLIAMS STAFF REPORTER adam@kamloopsthisweek.com

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hys Paetkau found it in the Boy Scouts’ storage room, the trophy’s silver cup and wooden base covered in years of dust. It had been roughly four decades since the last Inter-Patrol Challenge was held, an event commemorated by a plaque on the foot-tall trophy — “Camporee Champions Heffley Lake 1972 Wozzle Patrol 3rd Kamloops”. The trophy itself dates back to the dead of the Great Depression, “Presented by Ladies Auxiliary for Intertroop Competition

1936”, etched into the rusting silver cup. “This is all we have,” Paetkau said, pointing to the engraving, the challenge reborn from nothing more than inscribed words and a handful of memories. “We had a few guys saying, ‘Oh, I remember doing this,’” said Rhys’ father, Mark. On Saturday afternoon, about 25 scouts took to the beach at Pioneer Park to resurrect the competition, which was last held the year Richard Nixon was elected to his second term in the White House. The first task on the weekend began

See more photos inside on A16. and visitors played with their dogs in spite of the cold and wet conditions. Four troops — Valleyview, Hillside, Sun Peaks and Couteau — built shelters in the sand, simulating a forest-survival situation. Orange twine tied branches together for a frame and a blue tarp provided cover from the elements for a mat and sleeping bag. The troops were judged on a number of competencies as they progressed through the challenges — an obstacle course, firemaking, cooking and building shelter. Time was a factor, as was teamwork. Actions had to abide by Scout Law: to

be trustworthy, friendly, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Kids ran back and forth between stations of the challenge, blue and red scout scarves poking out of winter jackets as they chased the prestige of a trophy once long forgotten. Today, the glory belongs to Sun Peaks, its troop the first in 40 years to have its name inscribed on the cup. “I’m really excited,” the 16-year-old Rhys said as he looked on. “It’s amazing to see it happen.”


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ynn Chassé started the Shoe Memorial in Kamloops to honour and remember her mother. Almost a decade later, she wants to educate women about signs of violence, abuse and where to get help. “There’s violence every single day and it’s not acceptable,” Chassé said. Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which dates back to a brutal sexist massacre almost 30 years ago in Quebec. In 1989, Marc Lépine walked into l’école Polytechnique in Montreal, separated the men and women and shot to death 14 female engineering students. The victims were chosen because they were women. Lépine committed suicide and reportedly left a note claiming he

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was “fighting feminism.” He blamed women for ruining his life and sparked a conversation across the country about women’s violence, which has continued decades later. Back in Kamloops, Chassé can relate firsthand to that violence. Her mother was in an abusive relationship before she was murdered by an exboyfriend in 2000. To keep her mother’s memory alive, Chassé held an annual memorial at a cemetery with family. Then one day, her mother’s name popped

up on the Internet via a shoe memorial in Vancouver. Chassé travelled to the Lower Mainland and, when she saw a pair of red shoes dedicated to her mother, she decided to bring the service to Kamloops. This year’s event on Tuesday marks the 14th event in Vancouver and ninth in the River City. “It’s just to honour these women, my mom — and it’s become bigger than that,” Chassé said. New and used women and children’s

shoes are displayed with the names of missing and murdered women in B.C. “We have 997 names,” Chassé said. She is collecting shoes, which will eventually be donated to agencies throughout the city to distribute to women and children in need. If she doesn’t get enough pairs to honour all 997 women on her list, a memory board will also be utilized. “We don’t forget anybody,” Chassé said. Charlene Eden and Sharon Todd of the Kamloops Sexual

Assault Counselling Centre and Nancy Bepple will speak at the memorial, which is at St. Andrews on the Square. All are welcome to attend. Shoes will be on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and guest speakers will talk at 12:15 p.m. New or used shoes can be dropped off at Runners Sole, 74-1395 Hillside Dr.; Classic FX, 556 Tranquille Rd.; Son Mai Spa, 459 Lansdowne St.; YMCAYWCA, 400 Battle St. or Lo-Boy Market, 459 Tranquille Rd. Sandals are accepted, but are stored and donated in the spring.

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A: The rail crossing that cuts across Lorne Street near Pioneer Park is indeed without gates. However, CN said the warning system in place — flashing lights — complies with standards set out by Transport Canada. CN media relations also said the rail line typically sees one train per day with a track speed of 10 m.p.h. Transport Canada mediarelations spokesman Daniel Savoie

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cars to have a hidden LiDAR system in its front bumper instead of on the roof, enabling it to look like a regular car on the road and, to quote Hyundai “not a high school science project.” The goal was to keep the self-driving systems simple by using the production car’s Smart Cruise Control’s forwardfacing radar, Lane Keep Assist cameras and integrating them with LiDAR technology. The car’s hidden LiDAR system also allows the Autonomous IONIQ to detect the absolute position of surrounding vehicles and objects. Two examples are currently operating on the road, but there’s no prediction yet as to when the car will make it to market. The Chevy Bolt is the eagerly awaited electric compact from General Motors and finally it looks as though it will hit the road early next year. Dubbed the first affordable electric car, it’s expected to come in around $40,000, though government incentives should shave at least $5,000 off the sticker price in most Canadian jurisdictions. It’s range on a full charge is expected to be around 380 kilometres.


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awyer Hawgood’s bumping technique, Katie Ludvig’s serving style, Caet McCorkell’s vertical leap and Kara Brink’s volleyball versatility do not come from their fathers. Countless hours training together with the Sa-Hali Sabres and Thompson Regional Volleyball Club is mostly to thank for that, but athletic bloodlines never hurt. “All of our dads have really helped us and taught us to be mentally strong and to want to be better every day and never to settle for less,” said Katie, whose father, Jan, played 314 games in the NHL, most of them with the New Jersey Devils. Sawyer’s father, Greg, is an alltime Kamloops Blazers’ great and followed a fantastic junior hockey career with 474 games in the NHL. Byron McCorkell, Caet’s old man, had an outstanding university football career with the Saskatchewan Huskies and was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Round 8 of the 1987 CFL draft. The City of Kamloops’ director of parks, recreation and culture also won a national university track and field championship throwing shot put with the Huskies in 1986. “My dad played rugby in South Africa and was offered to play pro, but went to school and is now a doctor,” said Kara Brink, whose father, Chris, is a general practitioner with special interest in dermatology. “He doesn’t know that much technically about volleyball, but all sports have the same basis of being headstrong and being mentally strong.” The four seniors made school history last year when they were

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The fathers of Sawyer Hawgood (from left), Kara Brink, Katie Ludvig and Caet McCorkell are not volleyball experts, but it’s safe to say they have been heavy influences on their daughters’ sporting lives.

part of the first Sa-Hali team to win a B.C. High School Girls’ AAA Volleyball Championship, earning a four-set victory over Brooks secondary of Powell River in Vernon. Head coach Wai Ma, a superstitious man, refuses to use the ‘R’ word — repeat — but the Sabres are trying to do exactly that this week, this time in the AA ranks. Sa-Hali, the tournament’s sixthranked team, begins its quest for another B.C. banner today against 10th-ranked Notre Dame of Vancouver, with first serve set for 12:45 p.m. The Sabres will finish roundrobin play today with two more matches — against 16th-ranked David Thompson of Vancouver at 3:15 p.m. and fourth-ranked Surrey Christian at 4:30 p.m. Playoffs will get underway tomorrow and wrap up on Saturday, with all tournament games to be played at Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford. Dropping down to AA from AAA, which Sa-Hali was forced to do based on the number of Grade 11 and 12 girls at the school in 2016-2017, does not make

for an easier road to glory. The general consensus among high school coaches in the province, according to Ma, is the increased number of private schools in the AA ranks ratchets up the competition level. “The top-ranked team in AA, Langley Christian School, is probably the premier team of all the schools, including the 4As,” Ma said. “We’re just going to go out there and compete. These girls have put their heart and soul into everything we’ve done in volleyball.” Worrying about the pedigree of the opposition is likely something against which each of the girls’ fathers would advise. “My daughter picked up little things being around a sportsminded family, but it’s her dedication and passion and smarts that come out on the court,” Greg said. “Being vertically challenged, it wasn’t really a game that I played. My wife played volleyball.” The girls’ mothers — Charell (Katie), Cindy (Caet), Kirste (Sawyer) and Amanda (Kara) — each received mention for their roles in the group’s success and

must have been over the moon watching their daughters lift the championship trophy last season. “It’s pretty special to have come into Sa-Hali in Grade 8 and be honoured to play with the girls that I have,” said Sawyer, who was named top libero at provincials in 2015. “It’s kind of once in a lifetime for a small town like this. I’m pretty privileged.” The foursome played for the Grade 8 Sabres girls who placed third in the West Zone tournament in 2012. The core four remained together through the junior ranks, placing 17th and fifth at provincials in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They kept on getting better, waking up early for morning practices, playing club volleyball, also under head coach Ma, to hone their skills in between high school seasons and pursuing positions on Team B.C. Ludvig was the MVP of the 2015 provincial high school championship, while McCorkell and setter Linnea Brickwood (who is one year younger than this year’s seniors) were named second-team all-stars. Winning a second-straight provincial title would vault them into more uncharted territory, unlikely to be reached again by a Kamloops girls’ volleyball squad. “They’re lucky to be at Sa-Hali and have Mr. Ma, and it’s always a pleasure watching your kids play sports,” said Greg, who played against Jan in their NHL days. “The bloodlines may have a small

guidance in it, sure, but this is about hard work and love of the game.” Ma was the junior girls’ volleyball coach at Sa-Hali before this group arrived. He made arrangements with school athletic director Jody Vosper, formally the senior girls’ volleyball coach, to stick with them through their senior years. “I guess it was the right decision,” Ma said with a laugh. “It’s been a feelgood experience with these girls. It’s really rare to have a group like this that stays committed to the sport.” Now it’s all coming to an end. “We’ve played together our whole lives, basically,” Caet said. “We mesh together. They’re my best friends. I can’t imagine playing with anyone else.” “It’s crazy, it’s sad and I’m going to miss them so much,” added Katie. “We’ve gone through so much with the sport and it’s brought us so much closer as friends.” See ONE, A23

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The kids in the hall couldn’t believe it. Outside of the 11 girls in Valleyview Vikes red and black and the two coaches on the bench, no one had expected much from this team. For so long, they had been banging on the door of the next level, but couldn’t break through. They had been dismissed from the get-go. Valleyview, make it to provincials in senior girls’ volleyball? As if. But sometimes the best stories are born of teams long forgotten and, with their last berth at the B.C. High School Girls’ AA Volleyball Championship nearly a decade in the past, the Vikes had certainly been forgotten. “Everyone is super shocked,” senior Ashley Evin said Tuesday, before the team’s last practice. The outside hitter’s thoughts were echoed by setter and fellow captain Devon Hawkins. “It’s a pretty big deal — it has been a long time since the senior girls made it to provincials,” she said. “The boys always do well in the sports, so nobody really expected us to make it. “You could just feel how excited everyone was for us.” The B.C. championship gets underway today in Abbotsford, with the Vikes drawing into a pool that features the host and No. 2-ranked Mennonite

Educational Institute Eagles. The Kwalikum Kondors of Qualicum Beach and a wild-card entry, Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights, roundput the group. “It will be extremely tough competition,” said Vikes’ head coach Annemarie Watts. “Even the wild-card teams are very good and very strong.” Valleyview is heading to provincials aiming to win, but Watts said a finish inside the top 10 for the No. 8 Vikes would be a successful weekend. If the club can win one or two pool matches to finish either second or third after the round-robin, it will set up a playoff match to get into the top eight. “I would love to win that cross-over game and come top eight and battle for that,” Watts continued. “In AA, there is more strength than AAA. You have a lot of private schools — that’s just the number [of students] that they usually slot into. Being totally realistic and being around the game long enough, if we can crack that top 10, it would be good.” The tournament’s gold-medal game goes Saturday evening. Valleyview’s roster boasts a level of athleticism that has allowed the program to reach new heights this season. It’s supplemented by a special team dynamic. For the club’s five seniors, including Evin and Hawkins, the trip to a high school provincial championship

is a new experience — assistant coach Dan Kovacs described them as “over the moon” with excitement. For the six Grade 11s, meanwhile, the mood is a little more tempered — they represented Valleyview at the junior provincials last season and have brought a calmness to big matches this year. For the coach? “I think I jumped higher than any of the kids on my volleyball team,” Watts said. “To finally get a team that has that athleticism . . . and to bring them to that level and finally get to that provincials, it’s like the bonus at the end. Now, there’s no pressure, we go in, we’re relaxed.” Valleyview fell to Sa-Hali in the Okanagan final, but advanced to the B.C. championship based on its second-place standing in the region. As much as the Vikes are happy just to be at provincials, they want to turn a few more heads in Abbotsford this weekend. The year has been a grind — the provincials will be their ninth tournament weekend — but they still have a little gas left in the tank. “It has been hard. We’re tired and exhausted,” Hawkins said. “You can feel tired and everything, but once you get on the court, you forget about being tired, you forget about how exhausted and sore you are and you just play.”


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Ingram in, Sideroff out of Team Canada mix Ingram, 19, has a 2.19 goals against average and a .932 save percentage after 21 games this season. He is the first Blazers’ goaltender to be invited to Canada’s world juniors selection camp since Devan Dubnyk in 2005, ahead of the 2006 championship. Ingram, from Imperial, Sask., is the first Blazer to be invited to the selection camp since JC Lipon in 2012. Lipon cracked

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“It’s becoming more real now that we just had our last game in our home gym and this weekend is our last time to play together for Sa-Hali,” Kara said. “I’m just eager to play. I’m very competitive and want to win.” There’s only one thing left to do. “We got a taste for the title last year and are just as hungry this year, even more so,” Sawyer said. “It’s our Grade 12 year and we want to go out with bang.”

Team Canada for the 2013 championship. The Blazers’ backstop’s last game in blue and orange before heading east for the camp is expected to be against Brandon on Dec. 4. Should he make the national team, Ingram could miss as many as 14 WHL games and be absent until the Blazers play host to Everett on Jan. 13. Sideroff, from

Summerland, has 12 goals and 25 points in 25 games this season, and had hopes of playing for Canada. The 2017 championship will run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal. The Blazers played the Seattle Thunderbirds last night after KTW’s press deadline. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com for a game recap.

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Connor Ingram of the Kamloops Blazers is heading to Team Canada’s selection camp for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. Deven Sideroff is not, as the Blazers’ 19-year-old forward was left off the 32-player list released on Tuesday morning. The selection camp will run from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 in Blainville, Que., near Montreal.

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Team Canada’s selection camp for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship will run from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 in Blainville, Que. Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender Connor Ingram will be there. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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The Kamloops Junior Blazers won gold at a bantam tier 1 tournament in Vernon on the weekend, going undefeated in five games at the event. Kamloops won 5-2 against Kelowna, 4-0 against Edmonton, 8-2 against Langley and 8-1 against Port Moody, defeating Vernon 6-3 in the championship game. Logan Stankoven led the Junior Blazers with four goals and nine assists. Ashton Taylor (6G, 2A), Jarrod Semchuk (5G, 5A), Peyton Kelly (5G, 1A), Keagan Fletcher (3G, 1A) Spencer Vaughn (1G, 9A), Luke Bateman (1G, 4A) and Brendan Kirschner (1G, 2A) tallied throughout the tournament. Adam Niles backstopped the win in the gold-medal game.

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Kawato Holmes scored three goals for the Snipers in a 7-2 victory over the Knights in atom recreation play on the weekend. Also notching points for the Snipers were Casey Wood (1G, 1A), Quinlan Newport (1G), Mason Poitras (1G), Adam Wiebe (1G) and Raine Dirkson (1A). Tyson von Hollen had both goals for the Knights, who went with Tyson Williams between the pipes.

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Goaltender Sam Benastick prepares to get in the way of a howitzer in peewee Kamloops Minor Hockey Association play.

a 2-1-1 record at the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association Bantam Winter Classic on the weekend. Recording points for Kamloops were Harjun Serown (6G, 7A), Rohan Onufreychuk (2G, 3A), Ethan Gremaud (3G, 1A), Tye Kitamura (2G, 1A), Dakota Reid (1G), Parker Erickson (2G, 1A), Colton Woitas (1G, 2A) and Keegan Leblanc (1A). Xavier Tedford backstopped the Billionaires.

Tough weekend

The North Kamloops Elks were winless in midget tier 2 action on the weekend, play-

ing against Central Okanagan at Memorial Arena. The weekend opened with a 4-4 tie, before Central Okanagan secured a 4-2 win. Trevis John (1G, 2A), Brayden Jensen (1G, 1A), Brendan Much (1G), Thomas Wojak (1G), Lane Gunerud (1G), Cole Howaniec (1G), Connor Milburn (2A), Adam Gammel (2A), Haydan Fidanza (1A) and Joshua Bishop tallied for the Elks. Spur Reid and Taylor Kaban split goaltending duties.

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The atom recreation Kamloops IceBreakers posted an 0-4 record at the Penticton Fire on Ice Female Hockey Tournament on the weekend. Kamloops fell 9-2 to the Surrey Falcons, 3-1 to Penticton Fix Auto and 4-2 to the Penticton Firefighters in round-robin play before the Falcons downed the IceBreakers 5-2 in the playoffs. Recording points on the weekend for Kamloops were Macie Stankoven (3G), Gracie Soderstrom (2G), Bella McDivitt (1G) and Anya Borowski (1G). Alina Baltakis, Tayla McMillan, Morgan Luce and Kate Benastick each played one game between the pipes.

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olidays mean platters and tins of festivelooking cookies — cookies with coloured icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie is a thing of beauty — that I will not argue — but I’ll reach past the whole lot if I see a flat, modest, quiet molasses cookie. This is my cookie, not much to look at compared to its flashy holiday brethren, but pliant and spice-scented and, to my mind, kind of perfect. Because the butter is melted in this recipe, you can just as easily mix them up with a spoon or a rubber spatula as an electric mixer. And also go for dark brown sugar, which contains more — you guessed it — molasses. Don’t overbake these cookies (unless you want crispy molasses cookies, then go right ahead and add another couple of minutes). They will keep for three or four days in an airtight container and are good contenders for shipping. Divide layers with wax or parchment paper, place addi-

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Courtesy chef Katie Workman

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus another 1/2 cup for rolling 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup molasses 1 large egg In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves and salt. In another large bowl, combine butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and molasses. Beat in egg. Beat in dry ingredients; dough should be fairly stiff. Refrigerate dough about two hours. Preheat oven to 375 F. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoons and roll into balls. Roll balls in remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and place two inches apart on a baking sheet (about 12 cookies per baking sheet). Using bottom of a glass, flatten cookies to about 1/4-inch thick, 2.5-inches in diameter. Bake seven or eight minutes, just until set. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on rack. Repeat with the rest of dough.

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Nutrition information per serving: 133 calories; 59 calories from fat; 7 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 3 g protein.

tional crumbled paper in the bottom and top of the container to fill it and make sure the container is wellpadded before putting it in a box and sending it off to a lucky recipient.

Katie Workman has written two cookbooks focused on easy, family-friendly cooking, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook. She blogs online at themom100.com/ about-katie-workman.

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reflections. For most of us, it’s a time of gatherings and get-togethers and an opportunity to partake — and indulge — in great food and drink more often than usual. I’ve already covered wine pairing with turkey and the fixings over Thanksgiving, so I thought I would focus on reviewing wines for two other common Christmas occasions — potluck parties and special dinners. Many of us attend parties with co-workers, friends, book clubs and the like between now and the big day. For those occasions, I broke out a new wine from a new winery yet to even open. And, just to be as thorough as possible for all of you, I sampled it with a great group of ladies (and one gent) so I could be sure it was a great pick. Time Estate Winery’s 2014 Meritage is a beautiful wine to share. A white blend, it has punch and personality — sure to stand out among the fare at any party. This wine is warm, tropical and slightly sweet. It has great body and a great bouquet. Don’t play it safe this month. This is an intermediate wine drinkers’ dream.

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THE CITY So often when buying for a crowd, we play it safe. Throw caution to the wind with this rich, buttery choice. Everyone who commented on this wine was happy with how much it had going on in every sip. This is a must-buy, priced at about $23 a bottle. If you find it cheaper around town, grab it. The second scenario to likely play out this month is the other dinner. This is the meal you have with the people who won’t be there Christmas Day. In-laws, kind-ofclose relatives and very good friends will probably be at a dinner like this. Sometimes this is a turkey dinner and sometimes it is another, equally fantastic, spread. I found the perfect wine for you to bring, or serve, at this meal. Haywire Winery makes a beautiful 2014 sauvignon blanc called

Water and Banks. This VQA wine is probably the best dinner wine I have had all year and, at less than $25 a bottle, is an exceptional value. With a unique blend of yeasty and herby notes, it stands out from other B.C. wines. It is smooth and has lovely acidity. It is a wild ferment wine, meaning it uses natural yeasts and is aged in concrete, allowing the true taste of the grape, the ground and the environment to make it into your glass. Adding to its uniqueness is the malolactic fermentation process. This is as natural, simple and solid as wine gets. You get all the benefits of this in an unoaked wine that will knock the socks off wine-loving friends. If you love beer but your partner makes you class it up for dinner and pours you wine, this is your vino. You are going to love the yeasty, citrusy quality no other B.C. wine I tasted this year has. There you have it. The best wines for your planned events for the 2016 holiday season. Up next — the best wines for your unplanned holiday catastrophes. sipsinthecity. wordpress.com

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ABORIGINAL EDUCATION WORKERS This is a Union position; rate of pay is $22.98 per hour. Qualifications: t Grade 12 or the equivalent plus 6 months post secondary in human or social service coursework or equivalent. t One (1) year of direct experience with Aboriginal students and families in the education or recreational environment. t Cultural awareness of the First Nations and Aboriginal community. t Working knowledge of computers and the ability to organize and maintain record keeping. t Preference will be given to a qualified candidate of Aboriginal ancestry. For details on qualifications, responsibilities and duties, please visit “Make a Future� to see full job description at www.makeafuture.ca. Please submit your resume with full supporting documents (Proof of qualifications must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references to apply@sd83.bc.ca by 12:00 p.m. by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 or Fax No. (250) 832-3751.

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Experienced CDA with prosthodontics module required for a very busy family practice. Must be reliable, a team player and have good manual dexterity. Ability to communicate with the Dental team and patients is a must. Fax resume to 250-374-3256 or email: margaret.puredental@telus.net

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**Booking for 2016** CALL NOW FOR BEST DATES Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Resort in Scotch Creek BC. Newer 1bdrm 1-bath park model. Tastefully decorated guest cabin. One of only 15 lots on the beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Provincial Park, Golf, Grocery/Liquor store & Marina all minutes away. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground. $1500 week. 4 day, 1 week, 2 week & monthly rentals available. BOOK NOW! Call for more information. 1-250-371-1333.

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Bachelor Suite $845 per month 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Adult Oriented No Pets Elevators / Dishwashers Common Laundry $845-$1,150 per month North Shore 250-376-1427 South Shore 250-314-1135

8ft Antique Couch $1200. Antique Settee or Loveseat one of a kind $900. Round dining room table w/4-chairs & 2 bar stools. $800. Couch & matching chairs $250. 250-3741541. Baby Crib like new c/w mattress and cover. $100. 250579-8553. Bedroom suite w/headboard, dressers, mattress, comforter set etc. $250. 250-554-1264 Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $900. 250-374-8933.

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2009 Pontiac GT5. 106,000kms. Good cond. N/S. $6,800/obo. 236-425-3301.

1969 GTO, original. Purchased new in Kamloops. 72,000/miles, 2-owners. $25,000/Firm. 250-832-8696.

2009 Subaru Impreza. 4dr., 5spd, one owner. 69,000kms. $15,500. 250-318-6851.

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ROOM 4 rent in cedar rancher on acreage. Larch Hills, Salmon Arm. $550.00. No dogs. 1 horse ok. Call 250 833 5660 or text 250 308 8458

Valleyview adult only 1bdrm + den W/D, N/S, N/P, No parties $950 util incl (250) 374-6406

2011 Honda CR-V 4WD. Auto, 2.4L, 4-cyl. Fully loaded. $15,500. 778-257-0406.

2007 Chev Optra SW. , 4spd. 2-owners, 211,000kms. $4,250. 250-672-9294.

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North Shore 1bdrm. N/P, N/S. $600/mo. includes util. 250376-1089.

1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue. 150,000kms. No dents or rust. $1500. 778-470-0121. 2000 Neon. Exec cond. New brakes, c/w extra tires/wheels. 151,444kms. $2500. 250-3721074.

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Obituaries & In Memoriam Domenico Marra

January 28, 1943 – November 19, 2016

Domenico’s mother Carmela, birthed him on January 28, 1943 in a bucket, in a shed, in an olive orchard, during an American air attack near Avellino, Italy. Domenico immigrated to Canada alone at seven years old expected to find a safe home for his mother and three sisters. He was never successful at getting his family here, but he did persevere through many unimaginable struggles to find 17 years of happiness and marriage with Jill, his deceased ex-wife and mother and grandmother of his three sons and seven grandchildren. He is survived by his oldest son Eugene and his four kids Darein, Micayla, Hanah and Solmon, second son David and his two boys Azlan and Bodhi and his third son Matthew and his daughter Olympia. Domenico found his happiness and wellbeing in nature, gold panning, telling tall and some part true tales and Italian cuisine. Nick was fortunate to have spent the last 18 years of his life supported and loved by Anne Billett on his hobby farm on the hillside of Shuswap Lake. He conceded to stage four esophageal cancer at 10:30 am Saturday, November 19, 2016 surrounded by family. We will all miss his infinite sayings, tales, and wisdom’s. We love you forever and always... Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129.

Christa Wittenbecher

Mario Douglas Ficarini

Christa Wittenbecher passed away on November 26, 2016 at the age of 92. Christa will be lovingly remembered by her son Ron, daughter Petra (Gord), grandchildren Tanya, Dustin (Janet), Tammy (Darren) and Corey and greatgrandchildren Nick, Jordyn and Sophie. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Willy and her sister Lore. Christa was born in Germany and worked as a teacher before the war. Willy and Christa moved to Canada in 1952. Willy worked for CN Rail and they followed the railway living in Prince George and Smithers, BC, Sioux Lookout, Ontario and finally Kamloops. They enjoyed spending time with their friends and family at their cabin on Okanagan Lake. Christa was a talented seamstress and enjoyed doing many crafts. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards, walking, bowling a n d v o l u n t e e r i n g t o shop for seniors. The family would like to thank High Country Health Care, the nurses on 3 West at RIH and the staff at the Pine Grove Care Center for their care and support in Christa’s final years.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mario Douglas Ficarini of Kamloops, BC on November 23rd, at 47 years of age. He is survived by his loving parents Carlo and Dorothy Ficarini and his son Michael Whaley of Kamloops. Mario is also survived by his brothers Frank Ficarini and Fred Ficarini and sister Lillianna (Mike) Mathieson, his nephews Brandon and Carlo, nieces Kaitlyn, Jade, Sierra and Adrianna, as well as numbers of aunts, uncles and cousins. Mario was predeceased by his sister Carla in 1977 and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

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Mario was born in Creston, BC, on August 3, 1969. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Kamloops where he has resided for the majority of his life. Mario attended school at George Hillard, Happyvale and North Kamloops. Mario w a s a n e x c e l l e n t s k a t e r, w h o p l a y e d m i n o r h o c k e y a s a g o a l i e a s w e l l a s s o c c e r. H e spent many enjoyable hours playing street h o c k e y. Mario had an extensive career as a driller a n d b l a s t e r, w o r k i n g i n B C , t h e Yu k o n a n d t h e N o r t h w e s t Te r r i t o r i e s . H e l o v e d t h e outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping with his f a m i l y, f r i e n d s a n d b e s t f r i e n d h i s d o g O . J . Mario was an avid hockey fan who loved the Bruins. Mario lived life to the fullest, he will be dearly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at The Salvation Army Church, 344 Poplar Street, on December 5th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Condolences may be expressed to the f a m i l y f r o m w w w. m y a l t e r n a t i v e s . c a

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Jean (Washington Bancroft) Tait

January 8, 1920 – November 27, 2016 Born in London, England to Nathaniel and Alice, their only child. Within a few months of Jean’s birth, they moved to Argentina where Jean had a wonderful life growing up in one large happy family compound with her parents, aunt and uncle and four cousins. She came to Canada with a friend in 1950 for a new life – their plan was to go to the Okanagan to meet up with another friend who had purchased an orchard. Toronto was their Canadian starting point but it took her almost 50 years to make her way to British Columbia. Those years were busy. She married, had two daughters, travelled and was involved in her community wherever she lived. She committed herself to organizations including Canadian Save The Children, the VON and the IODE. In 1997, she packed up her life in Ottawa where she had been living for many years and finally made that move to BC where she joined her daughter Susan, Peter and their three children in Kamloops. Her golden years were enriched as she participated in this new life close to her loved ones. Watching her grandchildren grow up, shopping at the boutique with Jennifer and picnics at Shuswap Lake were but a few of her favourite pastimes. Her Montreal granddaughters were sorry to have so many miles separate them. Grandma was interested in whatever they were up to and she made her way to Montreal whenever she could. They have so many memories of their time together,

which has influenced and shaped their personalities. She was always there to share and support and provide critical analysis (always accurate) when needed. She could find humor when it was scarce and light when there wasn’t much to be seen. An independent and adventurous woman, she enjoyed a long and colourful life. She will be missed by loved ones and loyal friends. She has had a peaceful passing and she will join her husband Tony, her beloved parents and dear cousins. She will always be respected and missed. She leaves behind with great sadness her Kamloops family, Susan and Peter Weilandt, their children Jennifer, Andrew and Sarah and her Sunshine Coast family Angela and Trevor Lavender, their children Zoe, Arielle and great-grandchild Henry. We are so appreciative of the care she has been given over many years by Dr. Phillip Sigalet. They have shared many a confidence. He knew her well. We give sincere thanks to the gentle, sensitive and compassionate nurses and care aides at Interior Health who have helped our mother through this last challenging year of her life. We are very grateful to the nurses on 5 North at Royal Inland Hospital who cared for her these last days and provided such support to the family. There will be a Celebration of Jean’s Life at her home early in the New Year.

Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared. I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow. Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

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Tessie Watson (Graffunder) 1933 - 2016

Tessie Watson rejoined her family on November 21, 2016. She passed away peacefully at Ponderosa Lodge at the age of 83. She is predeceased by her loving husband Wally and their three children Donald (Charlene), Patricia, and Joyce (Larry) Puittinen. She also joins her brothers and sisters Alfred (Solveig) Graffunder, Hans Graffunder, Carl “Sonny” (Molly) Graffunder, Hilda (Bob) Metcalfe, Ernest Graffunder, Ruth (John) Heck and Elsie (Norman) Hunsbedt. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Margaret (Ake) Lestander, and Ann Wallace, her grandchildren Christine (Jim) Akeson, Craig (Sumiko) Clover, Melissa (Andrew) Walker and Kaylie Watson. She has many greatgrandchildren and extended family members that will remember her fondly. Born in Vavenby, BC, Tessie married Wally Watson and they moved to Kamloops. Tessie’s home was always full of music and laughter, fresh fruit off the trees, and sweet treats, where friends and family were always welcome. An informal gathering will be held on December 4th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Tessie’s home. A formal garden service will be planned for spring. For the spring service, please forward contact information and any memories that you would like to share, to Tessie’s Granddaughter, Christine Akeson (christine@akesons.com )

Thank you to everyone for your love and support.

ONE FINAL GIFT Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee.

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Obituaries & In Memoriam Dulcie Ehman Dulcie Marguerite Corbett Ehman of Kamloops, BC, Canada passed away on November 26th, 2016 at 91 years of age. Survived by her former husband Roy Oliver Ehman, son Lawrence Roy Ehman, son Justin Owen Neway, daughter Terry Lucy Scheel, son Andrew David Ehman, son Donald Garner Ehman, son Quintin Rex Ehman and son Frank Craig Ehman, as well as grandchildren Cathy Scheel, Diana Scheel, Aaron Ehman, Ryan Ehman, Sarah Ehman, Adam Ehman and Zach Ehman and great-granddaughter Mackenna Laing. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah Mary Ehman. Dulcie was born in Wynberg, near Cape Town, South Africa as the only child of Elizabeth (Betty) and David Mitchell. She grew up in the Cape Town Area and studied at Teacher’s Training College in Bloemfontain, South Africa where she met her husband to be Roy Ehman. The couple married in Cape Town, South Africa on January 18, 1949 and started their life together in Port Elizabeth, later moving to Grahamstown and then Pretoria where they raised their large family until 1970 when they all immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dulcie was active in Real Estate in Calgary and in Shuswap, BC, Canada. She was also active in the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in Chase, BC before finally moving to Kamloops, BC, Canada. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in Kamloops, BC, on December 6th, 2016 at 11:00 am followed by a reception in the Parish Hall, with an interment to follow on December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Chase Cemetery, Father Paul Simms officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Wayne Roger Henuset

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Henuset of Kamloops, BC on November 17, 2016 at 75 years of age after a short battle with cancer. Born in Vancouver, BC on February 2, 1941 Wayne leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years Sandra E. Henuset, daughter Catherine (Travis) Parnall, son Mike (Kelli) Henuset, grandchildren Tyler and Chelsea Parnall, Ryan and Brianna Henuset, greatgranddaughter Lillian Barron, brother David (Linda) Henuset and sister Denise (Ron) Watts, as well as many nephews, nieces and good friends. Wayne was predeceased by his father Leo Henuset and mother Gertrude Henuset, both of Vancouver, BC. Wayne was a long time employee of Fountain Tire and spent most of his life in the tire industry. He retired at the age of 71. Wayne was also a volunteer fireman for several years and was an avid fisherman and camper. Wayne was a family man who cherished his time with his loved ones; he never missed an opportunity to have fun with his grandchildren. He will be missed by his family and friends. Private family arrangements have been made. Donations to the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Drake Cremation and Funeral Services. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

George passed away peacefully on November 22, 2016 at Royal Inland Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 32 years, sister Janet, brothers Colin and Stuart, daughters Helen (Douglas), Lorraine (St. Jean) sons Gordon, Kenneth, Allan and Glen, twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters Diane Halisheff and Shirly Anderson. After spending several years working in Creameries in Alberta and British Columbia, he switched careers and spent the rest of his working years as a Stationary Engineer at hospitals in the Vancouver area, including Essondale (Riverview) Pearson and Shaughnessy. Until retirement he spent ten years at Overlander Extended Care as Chief Operating Engineer Maintenance Director. During retirement George and Dorothy did a lot of travelling, mainly cruising the world, spending several weeks a year in Mexico. When not working or travelling he enjoyed working in his garden. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now While I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on ice-cold stone. If you have tender thoughts of me, Please tell me now. If you wait until I am sleeping, Never to awaken, There will be death between us, And I won’t hear you then. So, if you love me, even a little bit, Let me know it while I am living So I can treasure it.

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