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Concrete pilings of the Black Bridge, as it was known when in use between 1925 and 1972, still remain visible in the Thompson River west of the Overlanders Bridge. The old bridge is one of several local landmarks being memorialized in plaque form this year by the Kamloops Heritage Commission. KAMLOOPS MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO

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Court documents have identified the victim of a murder on Saturday in east Kamloops — a man being remembered by friends as diligent and quick-witted. Cody Foster, 26, was killed during an altercation in an RV park in the 9000-block of Dallas Drive, near the BC Wildlife Park. Stephen George Fraser, 56, is in custody facing one count of seconddegree murder. A resident of the RV park who asked to remain anonymous told KTW the victim lived in the park and the murder took place in a trailer. Police have said they were called to the Kamloops RV Park at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday for a report of CODY FOSTER a disturbance. Once they arrived, police said, they found a group of people holding down Fraser. Foster’s body was found nearby. On Sunday, forensic investigators could be seen focusing on an area of the park cordoned off by police tape, adjacent to a washroom building. See ‘IT’S A,’ A7

Local heritage tour expanding Kamloops Heritage Commission adding new plaques to guide curious residents DALE BASS STAFF REPORTER dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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his week is B.C. Heritage Week — but the work of the people who promote Kamloops’ past continues throughout the year. Heritage commission chair Andrew Yarmie said the

theme for this year’s event — My Canada-My B.C. — will be reflected in coming months as more plaques are installed and an 18-stop cultural tour on the North Shore is created. The commission is waiting for the ground to thaw to begin installing some of the plaques. A brochure will be produced to guide people through the North Shore

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stops and information is also available on the city’s website — search for heritage commission on kamloops. ca — where there are links to virtual tours. For the week, however, there are some displays promoting heritage. They’re located at the Plaza Hotel, Kipp-Mallery drug store and Kennell’s Shoes downtown.

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The Crown is asking for a year and a half in jail for a 29-year-old man caught with about $10,000 worth of drugs along with cash and scales. Curtis Cederfeldt pleaded guilty to a single count of trafficking on the eve of

his trial. He has no criminal record. Federal Crown prosecutor Chris Tait said police raided a Kamloops home in January 2015 following a four-month investigation. Cederfeldt was arrested in the basement of a home with drugs including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. RCMP also found a shot-

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and grandmother. He has a desire to get clean and change his life around.” Michi said Cederfeldt’s brother died five years ago, sending him into a tailspin. He wants to upgrade his skills and move into computer programming once he’s out of jail. The defence lawyer argued for a jail sentence of nine months. Justice Dev

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Defence lawyer Jay Michi said Cederfeldt’s arrest “happened at the right time. “He’s 29 years old and has support of his mother

Dley is scheduled to render his decision today. A tearful Cederfeldt told the court he’s taking responsibility and wants to enter a rehabilitation program after his release from prison. “It’s time I looked like a man and owned up to my failure,” he said. “I’m tired of being an addict and using it to mask my problems.”

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Muslim prisoner’s complaint about jail treatment heads to hearing CAM FORTEMS STAFF REPORTER cam@kamloopsthisweek.com

A complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal by an inmate alleging Kamloops prison staff discriminated against him, including a claim that a correctional supervisor called him “a f---ing Muslim terrorist,” will move ahead to a hearing. Tribunal member Emily Ohler ruled against an application by Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre that Andrew Monnette’s allegations are without merit and should be dismissed. “I am not persuaded by KRCC that Mr. Monnette’s complaint has no reasonable prospect of success,” Ohler wrote in her ruling. She did not make any findings of fact. A hearing date will now be set so the two sides can argue in front of the tribunal. Ohler is alleging the provincial jail discriminated against his religious practice when it failed to provide him with a Qur’an, decorative prayer mat for his cell and a halal diet. Monnette was admitted to KRCC in January 2014 and was transferred in and out on several occasions. “Mr. Monnette says he has been a practicing Muslim for more than seven years,” Ohler wrote. “This has included seeking regular spiritual guidance from an imam, trying to pray five times daily, using a prayer mat and beads, following an Islamic diet and regularly reading an English translation of the Qur’an.” When Monnette returned to KRCC in April of that year, he claims he informed guards he is a Muslim. He said he did not make the request in January because he thought he would not be long in the facility. He made a request for a

DAVE EAGLES/KTW The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear the case of a Muslim prisoner at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre alleging mistreatment by jail staff on the basis of his religious beliefs.

Qur’an, prayer mat, decorative beads and a halal diet. “He says he was told to ‘prove’ that he is Muslim and was accused of lying about being Muslim because he is ‘white,’” Ohler wrote in her ruling on the application for dismissal. Monnette said he was ultimately sent a Qur’an, prayer beads and a prayer mat by an imam but said the institution would not allow him to use the mat, saying it could incite con-

flict and violence. Instead, he was given a clean towel — what KRCC claims is provincial practice — for use in his cell and allowed to use a mat in the chapel. Later, however, he was denied access to the the chapel for behavioural reasons, KRCC told the human rights tribunal. “On May 7, 2015, Mr. Monnette filed a complaint alleging that, in the course of a cell extraction, he was called a ‘f---ing Muslim terrorist’ by the cor-

rectional supervisor,” the board member wrote. The correctional supervisor denies the allegation.” Monnette was first informed the jail did not have ability to provide a halal diet. He was offered a kosher diet, which he accepted. In March last year, the jail offered a halal diet but Monnette said it did not meet standards. KRCC has denied many of Monnette’s assertions as untrue.

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Police on hunt for robber who held up Valleyview Subway Police are searching for a suspect following a robbery at a Subway restaurant on Oriole Road in Valleyview on Monday. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said a man entered the restaurant

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court has appointed a lawyer to intercede on his behalf. At KRCC, Firestone said Ferguson is locked up 23 hours a day and is socially isolating himself, “despite efforts by corrections staff.” He skips meals and is often uncommunicative, even with a counsellor sent to check on him. He has also refused medication at times. There is no indication Ferguson was violent in jail recently. Nonetheless, he is guarded by two sheriffs in the courthouse and wears leg shackles. In May 2013, he pleaded guilty to three counts stemming from an incident in Merritt the

previous November, in which a woman was held against her will and assaulted with a laptop charging cord. He later tried unsuccessfully to change that plea. Ferguson has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1997, with more than 80 convictions between B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia. He told court he’s spent 18 of the last 20 years in jail. Some of his convictions stem from assaults and riots while behind bars. The Crown has applied to have him labelled a dangerous offender, which would mean Ferguson could be jailed indefinitely.


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A project begun a few years ago to put signage down by the pier at the South Thompson River to commemorate the city’s link to sternwheeler paddle boats is expected to be complete by July 1. Yarmie said he hopes owners of homes that have a heritage link to the city or which are unique architecturally will volunteer to have a plaque affixed to their house. Doing so doesn’t put the house under onerous conditions because it doesn’t mean they’re protected under the provincial Heritage Act, as is Stuart Wood elementary, the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre and the Plaza Hotel, for exam-

ple. It’s a voluntary program that doesn’t limit any renovations or alterations. “People who apply are proud of their house and they want people to know their house has historical meaning,” Yarmie said. “It builds community when people share their past history.” Some of the houses have histories that may not be wellknown. While many are aware of the contribution the Beattie sisters made to teaching in Kamloops — Emily Beattie’s house is recognized at its current location on Hemlock Street, for example — people may not know the significance of 189 Royal Ave., once the home of Samuel

Sydney Scott, who sold ice to Kamloopsians long before electric refrigerators were the norm. There’s also 716 Columbia St., which will receive its plaque later this year. That was the home of William Hargraves, a former alderman, businessman and humourist who was known to regale the audience in his Isis movie theatre with his singing on those occasions when the reels broke and had to be repaired. He was also in many parades in his John Bull attire, recreating the character that was seem as personifying Britain. Anyone interested in taking part in the program can contact the Kamloops Museum and Archives at 250-828-3576.


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Cody Foster’s body was found at the Kamloops RV Park, on the 9000-block of Dallas Drive, on Saturday. The 26-year-old lived in the park. Stephen George Fraser has been charged with his murder.

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‘It’s a huge shock,’ boss says From A1

Investigators eventually emerged from a trailer as plainclothes detectives and uniformed officers roamed the park speaking to potential witnesses. Fraser made his first appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday. His matter was adjourned until next month. “The investigation is in its early stages,” Crown prosecutor Joel Gold said in court. “There’s a lot more of it.” Friends of Foster are remembering him as funny and hardworking. “He is going to be dearly missed,” said Mike Adam,

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Foster’s manager at Adwood Manufacturing. “He’s one of those guys who, on a bad day, could make you feel a whole lot better.” Adam said his shop is struggling to come to terms with the loss. “It’s a huge shock,” he said. “He’s somebody you expect to see come in to work. He’s 26 years old. You should have a whole lot in front of you at that age. “He was certainly one of our hardest working guys, and an exceptionally nice guy from my perspective as the boss. He always had a joke, a smile and was liked by everyone.

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t must be election time in British Columbia. Much has been made about Premier Christy Clark’s accusing the NDP of hacking a Liberal website, when it was actually an independent MLA doing a legitimate search who discovered personal information from Liberal supporters was available on a public website. In this time of heightened attention to digital security, it’s not a stretch to see why Clark reacted the way she did when she heard of the breach. Should she have commented off the cuff and accused the NDP without more information? Probably not. But who hasn’t opened their mouth and said something without thinking, especially in 2017? Huntington has to accept some responsibility in this mess: Why did she let the situation boil over before admitting it was her crew that discovered the breach? Clark apologized for her accusations; now, let’s move on to more important issues. B.C. has arguably the strongest economy in Canada right now and we need to keep it that way. In order to do that, we need to concentrate on important issues, not ‘she said, he said’ accusations. In an election year, we have to be wary of these distractions coming from both sides of the table. We only have to look south of the border to see how quickly things degenerate when a political leader — or his followers — gets sidetracked by the little things. — Black Press

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e have an incredible quality of life in Kamloops. This community offers activities that cater to such a wide range of interests. We are obviously well-known for sports. I often receive messages from councillors from other communities that praise the high-quality tournament fields and facilities we offer. We host a huge number of well-known tournaments and have produced Olympic athletes and officials. Our artistic community has a long and storied history of amazing shows and exhibitions. Western Canada Theatre, as just one example, has been producing one spectacular show after another. The Kamloops Arts Council, as another, organizes amazing grassroots community events. We even have one of the only accredited zoos in the province, the B.C. Wildlife Park, and our own heritage railway. Quality of life is not just a function of events and activities. City councils, over many years, have approved policies and budgets for policing, fire protection, road maintenance, recycling collection, transit and many other services. In support of our quality of life, city council also provides grants-in-aid for many worthwhile community societies. This amounts to nearly $3.7 million annually of the almost $200-million overall city budget. I think generally speaking citizens have supported the

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CITY HALL grant-in-aid program. Where sometimes provincial, federal, and fundraising funding programs can be inconsistent, the city funding has acted as a more stable funding stream. Longer term, though, will citizens continue to generally feel the city’s grant-in-aid program is affordable? As we go through the city budget this year, I have been puzzling through how I should approach it. Senior city staff have shared that this is again a challenging budget year and the major initiative over the past few years to find internal efficiencies has little cost savings left to find. I tend to be comfortable with an overall property tax increase in and around two per cent. There is no real magic to that number. It has been our average tax annual tax increase over the past decade and is just a little higher than the 1.79 per cent increase in the consumer price index over the same period. So far in this year’s budget discussions, our working property-tax increase number is

between 2.84 per cent and 4.25 per cent. This is very much a preliminary range. A more solid proposed property-tax increase will be discussed at the Feb. 21 council meeting, after city finance staff have completed the final analysis of increases in property assessments and different grant funding sources. I guess this year I am wondering how much I should stick to supporting tax increases of about two per cent or lower. From time to time, I do hear concerns from citizens about tax increases. Contrast that, though, to our city budget consultations, in which almost all of what we hear is requests for more expenditures. The lobby from heavy industry taxpayers, such as the Domtar Mill, also typically results in a greater tax shift to residential taxpayers. There are also some significant unknowns in future expenditure. For example, how much will more frequent extreme weather events cost? One way to minimize impacts on all taxpayers would be to reduce some existing city budgets. It’s a tough conversation because all city budgets support services that at least some people value. I would value hearing from you on property tax increases and the city’s budget overall. I can be reached at 250-320-6532 or at asingh@kamloops.ca. Arjun Singh is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com.


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DOCTOR RECRUITMENT TAKES TIME Editor: Re: Feb. 10 letter to the editor (“Building won’t solve doctor shortage”): Kamloops is my hometown — it’s a great place to live, work and raise a family. However, many residents still struggle with access to primary care. Brand-new facilities like the new tower at Royal Inland Hospital are just part of what attracts health-care professionals to a community. We are also hard at work on a four-point action plan to improve access to primary care in Kamloops, which has several elements that combine to make our community a desirable place to practice and live. Interior Health’s new specialized community-services site at the North Shore Health Science Centre opened on Feb. 6 and a practice-ready primary care space is on track to open in March. Interior Health also has a second specialized

community-services site opening at Northills Mall in April. In addition, recruitment strategies are underway. Six nurse practitioners are beginning to start work. Two physicians under the Practice Ready Assessment BC program have accepted three-year placements and are starting soon and we are working with Health Match BC to fill permanent positions. These elements will provide doctors interested in relocating with the kind of support network that many healthcare professionals are looking for, and new, attractive places to work without the headache of setting up or buying a practice. Recruitment takes time, but at the end of the day we are taking action that will make Kamloops an even more attractive community to a growing number of health-care professionals. Terry Lake Minister of Health

Editor: The First Nations Women of B.C. lost a truly remarkable advocate for the rights of our women and children. I am the last founding member of B.C. Native Women’s Society, which was founded in 1968; my late mother Mildred Gottfriedson was elected president. Besides her, there were a total of six founding women. We fought for rights in band membership which was, under the “Indian Act,” discriminatory — a mild work to define “Indian Women who married a man of other races” who lost their status, the right to live on reserve, to own property, to even be buried with their ancestors. We started to fight this section of the

Act at our first meeting in 1968. We started out meeting with the federal government. It was very frustrating in the late 1970s — and then we meet a young lawyer, Ken Tessovitch, who helped us immensely. We started the legal process of our fight which he worked endlessly for our society and we paid him peanuts. He stuck with us to the end. We finally changed the Indian Act in 1985; it’s known as Bill C-31. My mother had the outmost respect for Ken and so do I. He was and is a remarkable human being who believed in justice, equality rights of all people. “Go gently my dear friend.” Muriel Sasakamoose Kamloops

over my eye to stop the bleeding and put several stitches in my eyebrow, which had a nasty cut. I felt as if my cheekbone was broken. Tim said, “No, but you’ll have a black eye and a bad bruise on your face tomorrow.” He was right, but his fast treatment saved my eyesight. I am 82 years old and bereaved for almost a year. During my unfortunate husband’s long illness with cancer, gout in both his legs, heart trouble and severe arthritis, I met a lot of wonderfully kind men and women, but Tim stands

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VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it is time to reap the financial rewards of sustained budget surpluses, promising taxpayers Tuesday they can expect to see some relief in next week’s budget. Premier Christy Clark said the budget will offer taxpayers help with the fiscal burdens they face, but she wasn’t saying much else about what’s coming, other than ruling out rebate cheques. “I want to find ways to give back to British Columbians,’’ she told a news conference after the government’s throne speech was delivered by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon on Tuesday. The budget will be the last before this spring’s provincial election. NDP Leader John Horgan saw the throne speech as a pitch for votes. “As throne speeches go, this is one of the hollowest I’ve seen,’’ he said. “It’s a good thing she didn’t say pay off because that’s what it sounds like to me.’’ He said the government is planning to offer British Columbians some form of financial reward after hitting them with years of increases for hydro, auto insurance and medical services premiums. Clark’s government is expected to table its fifth consecutive

ARNOLD LIM/BLACK PRESS Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon arrived at the legislature on Tuesday to deliver B.C.’s throne speech, which was called “hollow” by NDP leader John Horgan.

balanced budget next week. In November, the government projected a surplus of about $2.2 billion for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Like many throne speeches, details on the government’s plans for the new legislative session were vague. “After years of sacrifice by all of us in British Columbia through challenging times, working together with a plan, your government is now in a position to pay you back, to relieve some financial burdens, and to invest in your house-

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uliia Pakhomenko might be the greatest athlete in TRU WolfPack history. The same drive that brought her into that conversation on the volleyball court has propelled her through extreme trepidation, pushed her over the language barrier, shoved her through the darkest of times when she wondered if her fleeing family would make it to Russia from Ukraine and nudged her through moments of doubt, when giving up would have been easy. “I don’t know how I made it this far, honestly,” said Pakhomenko, standing on the Tournament Capital Centre’s showcase volleyball court. “In the beginning, I was thinking, ‘What am I doing? I have no idea where I’m going.’ “When you don’t have something better to go back to — because Ukraine is not good country for right now — and you know it’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for your family, you have to go through with it.” For the many Kamloops residents who have never seen her play, there is one chance left tonight at the TCC. She is among the best Canadian university volleyball players to ever put on a pair of kneepads, she holds a number of Canada West records (see page A16) and would own more if she played longer at TRU. The 6-foot-3 outside hitter, born and raised in the eastern Ukrainian city of Druzhkovka, is by far the best female WolfPack volleyball player in program history.

Match time tonight is 6 p.m., with the UBC Okanagan Heat (128) of Kelowna in town. TRU (12-8) has qualified for the post-season, but will not play any more home matches. “Time goes so fast,” Pakhomenko said, glancing around the TCC Fieldhouse. “Today, I realized this is it, my last time to play here in front of our own audience, my friends and [billet] family. It’s pretty sad.” The start of Pakhomenko’s North American odyssey began at Northwood University in Michigan. She was in earshot when a friend of a friend mentioned NCAA Division 1 schools were looking for Ukrainian talent, thrilled to hear the news and equally disappointed to find out her poor English ruled her out. But she later discovered Northwood, a Division 2 school, would accept her and give her two years of eligibility. “I couldn’t speak a word of English, which was a big struggle for me in terms of school,” Pakhomenko said. “Of course, there was moments when I thought I wasn’t going to make it through.” Immense culture shock set in, but she plugged away at learning English and didn’t need words to make her voice heard on the volleyball court. “Everything was new and I was really excited about everything, about new shoes, new kneepads,” she said, “Everything was given to me and I don’t have to return it at the end of the season, like we do in Ukraine.” Long hours and hard work paid off in the classroom with a bachelor’s degree in business. With her NCAA schooling eligibility having expired,

Pakhomenko was caught in limbo, wondering if she would have to return to Europe, but she heard through a Ukrainian volleyball agent a small school in Kamloops (where?) was looking for players. WolfPack head coach Chad Grimm and assistant coach Nathan Bennett have friends who knew the agent, who relayed word to Pakhomenko. “They were looking for younger players, but I told them I wanted to go,” Pakhomenko said. After an appeal process, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) granted her three years eligibility, enough time to continue her schooling and help turn around a woeful team. “If she doesn’t come, who knows where things are right now,” said Grimm, who took the head coaching reins from the dismissed Keith Lundgren in advance of the 2014-2015 season, Pakhomenko’s rookie Canada West campaign. “She made the transition for our team much easier and the transition for me trying to build the program much more viable just because of the quality athlete and person she is.” TRU had posted an almost unfathomable record of 0-44 in the two seasons prior to her arrival, but that was not the biggest obstacle in her way. Before the volleyball star could focus on sports and school, she would first have to overcome crippling mental strife. In 2014, hostilities had reached a boiling point between armed rebels and the Ukrainian National Army when her family decided it was time to leave their homeland to seek safety in Russia. See PAKHOMENKO, A17

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Iuliia Pakhomenko will play for the last time at the Tournament Capital Centre tonight when her TRU WolfPack squares off against the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna. Match time is 6 p.m.

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Former Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender Cole Kehler made 41 saves in a 4-0 shutout victory over his old team at Sandman Centre on Monday afternoon. Kamloops will play the Giants tomorrow in Langley.

Monday was nowhere near as grave, no come-to-Jesus moment in the season. Kamloops played the Royals in Victoria on Friday and Saturday and did not return home until Sunday afternoon. Tired legs for the Monday afternoon start might have plagued the Blazers, but Hay did not use that as an excuse. “They [the Winterhawks] had to travel, too,” he said. “They played in Seattle on Saturday night. They got to Kamloops probably half-an-hour before we did. We had enough time to recover.” Hay did acknowledge his lineup was depleted, missing leading scorer Deven Sideroff, out with an upper-body injury, and top-four defenceman Ondrej Vala, who is suspended. When the Blazers play the Giants tomorrow in Langley, Vala will serve the second game of a two-game suspension for a hit against Victoria on Saturday. Sideroff, who was hurt last Saturday against the Royals, will likely play tomorrow. “It makes a difference,” Hay said. “They’re two really good players. I thought Vala was coming off the best weekend of his junior career in Victoria. Sid produces a lot with speed. “But it was an opportunity for somebody else to step up.” Nobody did on Monday. Ingram, who allowed three goals on 37 shots, beat out

Kehler for the starting job in Kamloops at about the midway point of the 2014-2015 campaign. Both were 17-year-old netminders trying to fill the vacancy left by 20-year-old goalie Bolton Pouliot, who was shipped to Portland in October 2014. Ferguson showed up in Kamloops and jumped into second on the depth chart after Kehler’s dismal 2015 pre-season, in which he recorded a 5.05 goals against average and .833 save percentage in three games. Ingram has become one of the best goalies in Blazers’ franchise history and Ferguson is having a breakout season. Both are among the WHL’s top five in save percentage. Meanwhile, Kehler has found new life in the Rose City and is atoning for earlier sins in the crease. “I’m thankful for my time in Kamloops,” said the 19-yearold goalie from Altona, Man., a Blazers’ sixth-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft. “To come back to this barn and do it in front of some old friends, it’s allaround a special day.” EXTRA FRAME: As of KTW’s press deadline yesterday, Kamloops (34-19-2-4) was second in the B.C. Division, six points behind the Prince George Cougars. . . . The Blazers will play host to the Cougars on Sunday. Game time is 5 p.m.

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Those who believe in a higher power might think Monday’s result was no coincidence. Cole Kehler, at one time expected to be the future of the Kamloops Blazers between the pipes, lost his job on Mark Recchi Way and spent time playing junior A hockey with the Merritt Centennials before being traded to the Portland Winterhawks for a seventhround bantam draft pick in July of 2016. He returned to Kamloops to record the first shutout of his WHL career on Faith and Family Day at Sandman Centre, making 41 saves in a 4-0 victory over the listless hometown Blazers. Kehler continues to resurrect his career in Portland, now boasting a record of 23-16-0-2 this season and a .909 save percentage. “I don’t think I doubted myself,” said Kehler, who fell behind Connor Ingram and Dylan Ferguson on the Blazers’ depth chart prior to the 20152016 season and was reassigned to Merritt. “I maybe doubted that I’d get another opportunity, but I’ve always believed in myself, that I have the ability to play at this level and move on some day.” The Winterhawks’ netminder noted he didn’t exactly have to walk on water to blank the Blazers, who were unable to produce much in the way of quality scoring chances in front of 5,605 fans on B.C. Family Day. Portland was the better team. “It’s really disappointing we weren’t able to give the fans something to cheer about,” said Blazers’ head coach Don Hay, who turned 63 on Monday. “You look back to Hockey Day in Canada last year. We came in here against Edmonton and we didn’t play well. There’s been other big crowds where we haven’t played well.” Hay was referencing a 4-0 loss to Edmonton last February, a defeat which was followed by closed-door conclaves to address the team’s run of disappointing play. The loss to Portland on

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With 2:22 remaining in the third period, Parker Erickson pushed the Billionaires to a 6-5 victory over the Fusion Timber Hurricanes with the game-winning goal in bantam recreation play on McArthur Island on Sunday. Also recording points for the Billionaires were Harjun Serown (2G, 3A), Rohan Onufreychuk (1G, 2A), Tye Kitamura (1G), Keegan Leblanc (1G), Ethan Gremaud (1A), Colton Woitas (1A) and Denise Jackson (1A). Xavier Tedford was between the pipes for the Billionaires. Finding the scoresheet for the ‘Canes were Rylen Trent (3G), Josh Rankin (1G, 2A), Mathew Rowand (1G), Brooklyn Crawford (1A), Jack Ryan (1A) and Zachary Banks (1A). Bryton Neufeld handled goaltending duties for the Hurricanes.

Team effort

Three goal scorers lifted the female bantam A Kamloops Jr. Blazers to a 3-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday. Finding the scoresheet for Kamloops were Nicole Thomas (1G), Emma Collins (1G), Nola Clarke(1G) and

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BRIEFS Natalie Knight (1A). Janelle Gage backstopped the Blazers. Kamloops finished the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association season in second placed with a record of 11-4 and will begin playoffs on Feb. 25.

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The Outlaws topped the Royals 7-4 in bantam recreation play at Brock Arena on Sunday. Max Card (2G, 1A), Josh Thom (2G), Lochlan Scholefield (1G, 4A), Kaleb Costigan (1G, 1A), Connor Kennedy (1G), Mawell Hinkson (1A), Eric Thibault (1A) and Seth Ishikawa (1A) had points for the Outlaws. Zane Rolfsen and Matthew Yon split time between the pipes in the victory. Tiegane Petryshen (1G, 1A), Reed Watson (1G, 1A), Wyatt WalkerBrown (1G), Kianna Maloney (1G) and Ryan Sanderson (1A) notched points for the Royals in support of goaltender Zach Kramer.

HOCKEY SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION The 2017 Kamloops Blazers Hockey School will run from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18 at Sandman Centre. The school is open to boys and girls in four age groups, including initiation (born 2011 and 2012), novice (2009, 2010), atom (2007, 2008) and peewee (2005, 2006). For more information or to register, go online to blazerhockey.com/kamloops-blazers-hockeyschool.


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Pakhomenko brightened WolfPack’s future

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program,” said Pakhomenko, a nominee for the prestigious BLG Award in 2016. “I’m honoured and I’m happy and I think that was one of the best experiences of my life.” Without Pakhomenko, it can be argued the WolfPack wouldn’t have made the playoffs either this season or last. Given qualifying for the post-season makes it easier to recruit players, she has meant a great deal to the future of the program. “We had five good, young recruits last year,” said Grimm, who received praise from Pakhomenko for his work with the

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team. “If we’re at the bottom of the league, we probably don’t get them. She was instrumental in that.” Grimm said Pakhomenko and former men’s volleyball players Gord Perrin and Kevin Tillie are the best athletes TRU has ever seen. When Pakhomenko arrived in North America, she was 22 and couldn’t speak a lick of English. She married a Kamloopsian last year and will graduate with a Master’s degree in business administration in April.

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For a period of about three weeks, Pakhomenko was unable to contact her asylum-seeking family, knowing thousands had already been killed in the fighting. “There’s no such words that can describe it,” Pakhomenko said. “It was a really tough time for me. I had just came to Canada and I didn’t know anyone here who I can share this information with.” Her mother and sister made it to Russia and have since returned to Ukraine, while some of her family members, including her grandma, remain in Russia as refugees. When she was able to home in on athletics, knowing her family was safe, Pakhomenko began a tear that altered the face of WolfPack women’s volleyball. Otherworldly numbers in kills, points and aces, among many other statistical categories, helped push TRU to a 10-14 record in 2014-2015 — 10 more wins than the 2013-2014 goose egg. In 2015-2016, the Pack posted a 12-12 mark and qualified for the post-season for the first time since 2012. Pakhomenko achieved a TRU first when she was named the CIS women’s volleyball player of the year, the national MVP. She was also named a first-team CIS all-Canadian, Canada West MVP and first-team conference all-star. “We started from the bottom. I’m glad I became part of this team and I’m glad I was able to help this team rebuild the

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There are still citizenship issues to sort through, but the plan is to stay in Canada. But she’s focused only on tonight’s game, for now, before attention shifts to taking one last shot at a national volleyball title. “I’ve been busy with school, so sometimes I forget this is my last game,” she said. “I didn’t realize it was going to be this fast. “You think the season is so long and you have so much time to play and have fun, but blink of an eye and it’s the end.”

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Obituaries & In Memoriam Penny Winterholt (nee Insley/Cullis) January 2, 1949 – February 1, 2017 (68 years)

Winterholt, Penelope Florence (Penny) passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017. Born at Vancouver General Hospital, along with her twin brother Peter on January 2, 1949. Predeceased by her mother and father. Penny is survived by her loving husband Mike, three wonderful children Amanda (Kevin), Jesse (Panmela), Aaron (Jen) and two beautiful grandchildren Hugo and Emmett. Rejoice, I have a wonderful new home. On February 11, 2008 I received my ticket and now I’ve left. My new life will be with our Heavenly Father in a magnificent location far away. The journey has been wonderful but the destination will be awesome. My life has been truly blessed with three wonderful children Amanda (Kevin), Jesse (Panmela), Aaron (Jen) and two beautiful grandchildren Hugo and Emmett. Mike, we have had forty great years together and you were my everything. You always made life an adventure in the unexpected. I love you all so much, both family and friends. Thank you for being there. Funeral date to be announced in the Spring. Any donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for Penny’s family can be left at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial, Kamloops BC (250) 554 2429

Margaret Theresa “Nannie” Proctor Surrounded by angels on Sunday evening, February 12, 2017, Margaret Theresa Proctor (McEachern) very peacefully left us to join her husband Albert. She was 90 years of age. Margaret was born on April 6, 1926, one of nine children born to Alan and Elizabeth McEachern at the homestead near Sinnett, SK. Life on a prairie farm during the depression was never easy, however, she had many happy memories of mischief with siblings, track and field meets at school and going to dances in a horse-drawn sleigh. Margaret moved to Saskatoon at the age of 19 and began a retail career working at the old Eaton’s store on 3rd Avenue and later at Sears. She formed lasting friendships with many of her work colleagues. She married Albert Proctor on November 22, 1947. The couple relocated to Hamilton, Ontario before returning to Saskatoon in 1951. In 1964, Al, Marg and their five children moved to a new house on Mountbatten Street in Montgomery Place. Margaret and Al worked very hard together tending their large vegetable garden and creating beautiful flower beds. Margaret hosted numerous family gatherings in their 1/2 acre backyard. In the fall of 1989, they retired to Vernon, BC where they enjoyed 21 wonderful years at the Sandpiper retirement community. Here, they enjoyed clubhouse activities, many games of cribbage and Scrabble and watched their favourite tv game show every night - Wheel of Fortune. Nannie continued to plant and tend to beautiful flowers throughout her years in Vernon. Her neighbours routinely remarked that Nannie’s flowers were the most beautiful in the entire complex. Due to health reasons and the need to be closer to adult children, they moved to Kamloops in 2011.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Albert on December 11, 2011. She is survived by her children Richard (Margaret), Robert (Debbie), Patricia (Sheldon) Bitz, Judith (Kent) Hartshorn and Pamela (Rob) Doherty and her pride and joy twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Alan and Elizabeth and her eight siblings. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral in Kamloops, BC. The family wishes to thank the staff at Kamloops’ Senior’s Village (KSV) - Long-Term Residential Care and Doctor Jim Howie for their wonderful care of “Nannie”. A heartfelt thank-you to our brother Rick and sister Pam for the special care they both gave to our parents throughout the time they lived at KSV. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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In Loving Memory Leonard Douglas Carrell 1948 - 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Douglas Carrell on February 8, 2017 at the age of 68 years. “Len” is survived by his brother Lawrence (wife Cheryl) of Kamloops and Marilyn of Mexico City. He is predeceased by his sister Diane. Len and his siblings grew up in Chilliwack, BC. Len is also survived by his four children Stacey Rishaug of Sherwood Park, AB, Marci Carrell (Fabian Booth) of Calgary, AB, Rob Carrell and Tracy Carrell of Kamloops, BC, his four grandchildren Noah and Khai Rishaug and Ella and Ty Booth. Len lived a very full life and had a tremendous impact on countless people. He grew up on a farm in the heart of the Fraser Valley, enjoying a quintessential childhood that included a strong work ethic and epic adventures. He followed his dream to become a teacher, and after getting married to Randy in 1974, the two settled in Kamloops to start a family. The house they bought on Hook Drive was where all four children were raised and where he stayed for the remainder of his life. Throughout Len’s 33-year career as a High School English teacher at Brocklehurst Secondary and Westsyde Secondary, he had a tremendous impact on countless lives. His passion for literature and unorthodox teaching style were a winning combination with students. They also appreciated his quirky and tireless penchant for making puns; a personality trait that will be fondly remembered among all who knew him. He also loved to read, write, garden, walk, join friends for breakfast and spend summer nights at Music in the Park. He also studied flight and nearly obtained his pilot’s license. Len retired from teaching in 2007 and spent more time doing the things he loved. Despite being diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than a decade ago, he continued to pursue an active lifestyle. He completed two half marathons and became a familiar face at the YMCA. He continued to enjoy these activities up until the last few months of his life. The nurses at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver were dedicated to providing him with the very best care and did everything they could to give him a chance and make his stay as comfortable as possible. His daughter Marci and son Rob dedicated a month to be by his side through his final journey. Len lived his entire life for his children and was dedicated to being the best father anyone could ask for. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC. Memorial donations may be made in Len’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 201-635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Alternatives Funeral Services, 250 554-2324.

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Dorothy Milman June 17, 1923 February 5, 2017

She was born in Saskatoon and passed away in Kamloops, BC. Dorothy was predeceased by Robert (Bob) Dad, Grampa and Great-Grampa and Daughterin-law Susan (Milman) Maude. Dorothy leaves behind her four children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom missed our father very much; they were inseparable.

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Frederick Charles Shelton Frederick Charles Shelton passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on February 5, 2017 in Merritt, BC. Fred was born in Regina, SK on January 13, 1931. His birth name was Morris George Buchanan, which was changed to Fred when he was adopted at a young age. Left to remember Fred are his children Morris (Gail), Gary (Dawn), Lois (Ron) and Wade (Laurel). Fred also has many grandchildren Sarah-Lee, Elizabeth, Robert, Quinn, Kira, Nicole, Rachel, Joshua, Amanda and Trevor. Great grandchildren were also part of his family. Fred’s sister Jean also mourns the loss of her brother. Fred was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2000, his grandson Christopher in 2001, Millie his companion of ten years in 2012 and his sister Ellen in 2013. Fred and Mary were married in 1956 in Victoria, BC. Over the course of the next six years they had four children. In 1965 the family moved to Kamloops where Fred worked at Mt. Lolo as an ammunition officer. A few years later, Dad started his Post Office career. Fred and Mary bought their very first home on Dominion Street in 1967, where Dad lived until this past fall. Fred worked for the Post Office until his retirement in 1985. At this time, Dad went in search of his birth family. With lots of leg work he was able to find his two biological younger sisters Ellen (living in Scarborough, Ontario) and Jean (living in Red Deer, Alberta). He also met cousins, nieces and nephews that he never knew he had. They had many happy gatherings as a family. Dad was a proud man. Proud to be a Veteran as he fought in the Korean War. Proud to be a Legion Member until his passing. Proud to introduce his children ‘this is my son’, or ‘this is my daughter’. Proud to be on his 5th pacemaker! The family wishes to thank the staff at the Florentine in Merritt for looking after Dad these past few months. Knowing how compassionately they cared made it easier to say ‘good bye’ after each visit with Dad. Thanks also to Dad’s neighbours who helped him over the years. A Private Family Gathering will be held later in the spring to spread Dad’s ashes so that he’s a little closer to Mom. Raise your glass of beer in Dad’s honour; we’re pretty sure that’s what he’s doing. Condolences may be made to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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hen Vaughn Warren removes the Freemont Block sign from the 100-year-old bricks at 246 Victoria St., he hopes to discover another piece of history. The artist was commissioned to refurbish the sign and, since familiarizing himself with the location’s storied past, Warren has been enthralled by its namesake, Kamloops pioneer John Freemont Smith. Widely known as one of the province’s first black aldermen, Smith built the Freemont Block in 1911. Warren’s workshop at 207 West Victoria St. was, in the early 1900s, the federal building, housing the post office, lands and titles and Indian affairs office, a location Smith likely frequented as Indian agent

starting in 1912. “I’ve never felt that living history before,” Warren said. “In Kamloops, we have a few prominent characters we like to romanticize, like Billy Miner. J.F. Smith is definitely worthy of the same sort of treatment and it is tempting to romanticize and sort of embellish such a fascinating historical character. “I’m looking forward to taking the sign down and renewing it and seeing what’s inside, what’s on the back of it and what marks or history have been left.” Warren hopes to have the Freemont sign refurbished and hung again in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1. Smith is memorialized in the pages of the Kamloops Sentinel as a well-respected citizen and community leader. He was born in 1850 on the island of St. Croix to newly freed parents shortly after the end of slavery. He earned his well-

respected education in Copenhagen and Liverpool before travelling extensively in Europe. Smith arrived in Victoria in 1872 and married before coming to Kamloops in 1884. In the Interior, Smith worked as a prospector, cobbler, agricultural journalist, postmaster and helped found several community organizations — the Kamloops Agricultural Association, the Conservative Association, the Board of Trade, the Rifle Association, Moral Reform Association, mock parliament, Children’s Aid and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, as reported in the Sentinel. Smith was elected to city council in 1902 and became Indian agent in 1912, a role in which he was highly regarded. Though Smith is widely remembered as one of the first black aldermen in the province, he wasn’t the first — on the west coast, Mifflin Gibbs was elected in

John Freemont Smith, the second black man to be elected to public office in the province, with Kamloops City Council in 1904.

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Victoria in 1866 when B.C. was still a colony. “It could be said he was the first black person to be elected to public office in the province of British Columbia, formed by joining Confederation in 1871,” said Ken Favrholdt, former curator of the Kamloops Museum and Archives. “But, it is probably best to say Smith was the second black man to be elected to public office in British Columbia.” Smith famously referred to himself as the first white man to explore the remote regions of the Thompson Valley — by that he meant he was the first person of non-First Nations descent to travel the region. The infamous line inspired the title for Ashok Mathur’s new book on Smith, The First White Black Man, a long-form poem blending history and fiction

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released in 2016. Mathur is a professor in the faculty of creative and critical studies at UBC Okanagan, but lived in the Freemont Block when he was Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry at Thompson Rivers University. Mathur, like Warren, was soon intrigued by Smith’s life, even meeting the pioneer’s great-grandchildren and travelling to St. Croix to learn more about him. “I’m really interested in some of the hidden stories of race politics in the construction of the nation and they are often hidden,” Mathur said. “It’s more recently we’ve heard more about the Chinese railway workers or Japanese-Canadian internment and these kinds of things people choose not to hear about. “Black history is largely

written as a positive thing.” There are few documented instances of discrimination against Smith, but it’s known his appointment as Indian agent was criticized by some who felt liaising with First Nations should be a white man’s job, Mathur said. “Race certainly played a part in his life. How indeed his life was affected by his race, I can’t say with certainty,” Mathur said. “Being in Kamloops at the time, one of the interesting things about race politics is it often depends on critical mass. If you’re the only racialized person in the area, often it’s less of a question or concern.” Smith died in his office at the Freemont Block in 1934, but not before writing one last column on Kamloops settlement for the Sentinel, in which he recounted all the ways the town had changed since his arrival. “One of Mr. Smith’s proudest pasts was that he was the first pioneer of the North Thompson Valley,” his obituary reads. “Always ready to take a sporting chance, his is the real spirit of the true pioneer.”

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Don Wilson and daughters Poppy and Finnleigh craft handmade heart art on Saturday as part of HeARTdrop 2017. The event saw locals drop into the Kamloops Arts Council space in Lansdowne Village to create works before hiding them throughout town for strangers to find. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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On Feb. 21, 1952, university students gathered outside the University of Dhaka in what was then Pakistan to protest a government decision to make the country’s official language Urdu — the language more common to the western part of the country, which controlled the military and government — when about half its residents spoke Bengali. Defending their language came at a cost. As protests continued, police opened fire on the students, killing four. The loss of life for language is still marked in Bangladesh each year. As this year’s anniversary, known globally as International Mother Language Day, approaches, members of Kamloops’ Bangladesh Cultural Association hope a pivotal moment in their cultural history can spark new conversation here.

“It was a huge moment in our country,” said Musfiq Rahman, general secretary for the association. “We have the right to talk in our language. We cannot be forced to talk some other language.” Tomorrow at 3 p.m., the association will hold a forum on the importance of language at the Irving K. Barber Centre at Thompson Rivers University. Musfiq said the group feels it has a kinship with First Nations, whose own languages have been threatened by residential schooling — where children were prohibited and sometimes punished for speaking in their own tongue — and other assimilationist policies. “They have to establish their own language movement in Canada, and we basically found a common ground with them,” he said. The event is open to the public, and will feature both Bangladeshi and indig-

enous speakers. Association president Hafiz Rahman said the goal is to eventually expand the event into an annual conference that looks at the role language plays in preserving cultures. “There are things you can express in your own language about your own culture that you can’t do in other languages,” Hafiz said. “And I hear aboriginal people say that all the time. They say, if we have to say things in English it takes a lot of words. In their own language, it just hits the target.” Musfiq said the event could expand to include other languages if it continues. “This is a part of how we can reach out and give a message of how diverse we are in Canada,” he said. “We have different cultures and this is how we live together in Canada. We want to educate our next generation about our culture even as we’re living in Canada.”

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alancing healthy eating with a crazy weeknight schedule is tricky for everyone. We all have competing priorities that chip away at our days: kids, careers, school, home and family obligations all take time and energy. And next thing we know, it’s 6 p.m. and we haven’t given any thought to dinner. What we do next is key. If we swing by the drivethru or order a pizza on our handy phone app every time we have a busy weeknight, our health will suffer. A better strategy? Save the pizza for true cravings and lean on a few recipes to get us through the mealtime crunch. And then stock up on the pantry ingredients that make those recipes a breeze to pull together on a busy night. One of those pantry items is frozen fish fillets. Yes, I love fresh fish tossed right on the grill with a tiny bit of lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. But I don’t always have time to head to the fish counter. So, frozen fish is my plan B. I stock up on clas-

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4 fillets of cod (about four to five ounces each) 1/4 cup white wine 3 cups water 1 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/4 cups papaya, cut into small cubes 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. lime juice 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 2 green onions, chopped 2 tbsp. flat-leafed parsley or cilantro, chopped 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Bring wine, thyme, water and salt to a simmer (it should look like bubbly club soda). Place cod in water and keep at a bare simmer and poach until fish is cooked through, about four minutes for an average piece of fish. Remove fish and keep on warm plate. Stir rest of ingredients in small bowl, to make relish. Spoon on top of each piece of cooked fish, allowing heat to bring out flavours. Nutrition information per serving: 179 calories; 31 calories from fat; 3 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 61 mg cholesterol; 302 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 26 g protein.

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We drink wine with diamonds in the glass by the case, the meaning of expensive taste.” Yup, that’s totally me. Every Friday night, in my pyjamas, with my bunny slippers, curled up in front of Netflix with my glass of wine full of diamonds. I’m with you, Lady Marmalade, living the dream. Actually, this is kind of true. But instead of diamonds in the bottom of my wine class, I often see crystals. And they are just as lovely, if not as priceless, as the diamonds referred to in the song from Moulin Rouge. If you do come across something shiny in the bottom of your wine glass or you go to a bottle on the wine rack and see something forming along the resting edge of the bottle, don’t panic. Your wine is just fine. Sometimes, as you get near the bottom of a glass of better quality wine, you will notice little clear or pink crystals in the bottom of the glass. Lucky you! I’ll compliment you on your taste in wine as well, as you clearly choose wines that go through a less main-

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cessed the wine, the more complex and nuanced it is. And if you buy a few bottles of the same wine and hang on to them a bit, this is likely to occur regularly for you. So, what do you do with these sparkly beauties? Drink them. Or don’t drink them, if you prefer. If you pour your wine carefully, you can avoid them escaping the bottle. You can also decant wines in darker bottles to help you see when to stop pouring. But, really, you won’t notice them once they get past your lips. Since we have so many great wineries close to us that produce small batches, you are likely to come across this situation eventually. You may not see this phenomenon in the liquor store as it is all about resting wine. But if you hang onto a bottle and find yourself staring into a shimmering landscape at the conclusion of a toast, point it out to your guests and dazzle them with your great taste in wine and brilliant knowledge of winemaking. Bonnie McBride is a wine blogger. For more, go online to sipsinthecity.wordpress.com.

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Allying itself with the Redbull F1 racing team and specifically with four-time world champ Sebastian Vettel was a masterstroke. Infiniti’s dynamic digital suspension and direct adaptive steering was developed during that relationship. All parties have since moved on but it was a move that grabbed attention in the German manufacturers’ own backyard. The current technical tie-in with the Renault F1 team will likely bear more fruit. Of course, without product it would have meant nothing. The launch of the Q50 family sedan in 2013 opened many eyes and subsequent additions like the Q60 have widened them. Vettel treated me to some fast and exciting laps in the Q50 but recently I one-upped him when I took the Q60S Red Sport 400 Edition for a weekend tour of the Cowichan Valley region of Vancouver Island. No track work but lots of back roads and freeway. Sports coupes are in demand and the Hong Kong-headquartered marque is aiming the Q60, which has spun off

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The Christmas Cheer campaign run by Kamloops This Week officially came to a close as representatives of the five charities benefitting gathered to receive their cheques. Taking part are Charlene Eden (left), executive director of the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, Jenifer Jones, program facilitator with Family Tree Family Centre, Michele Walker, executive director of the Y Women's Emergency Shelter, Delores Owen of Sensational Soups and Stan Dueck of New Life Community Kamloops, along with Cindi Hamoline of KTW and Geralyn Beaton from the United Way Thompson-Nicola Cariboo.

Women’s shelter

Dear Valued Community Partners:

On behalf of the Christmas Cheer Committee, I want to thank you for your contribution to this year’s campaign. Your contribution goes a long way in helping us create a lasting legacy for our community. Thank you for making a difference and supporting our community! When we work together, great things are possible. Sincerely, Linda Skelly - Christmas Cheer Committee Member

Kamloops This Week February 16, 2017  

Kamloops This Week February 16, 2017