FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | Volume 30 No. 21
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PACK BOUND FOR PLAYOFFS? TRU Men’s basketball team is in Brandon fighting for a spot in the playoffs
CHARGE UPPED TO MURDER Brian Watson was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Magna Bay last April
FIRESIDE CLOSURE TEMPORARY That’s the word from the Plaza Hotel’s management after 13 staffers laid off
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MELTING MAKING TROUBLE City crews working around the clock as water-related issues pile up
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The Vistas on Battle, currently under construction by local builders Wrabel Brothers Construction Ltd., is an example of the type of building in Kamloops that has supported growth in the local real estate market — despite a big drop at the provincial level.
Kamloops still bucking B.C.’s slowing real-estate trend CAM FORTEMS
Kamloops is continuing to counter provincewide trends for real estate, at least for now. Home sales in B.C., driven by the sagging Lower Mainland market, fell by 23 per cent from the same time last year. The Kamloops region, however, saw an increase in sales of five per
cent compared to January last year. Cameron Muir, chief economist for B.C. Real Estate Association, said some markets are going against the grain. “Housing demand across the province returned to long-term average levels last month,” he said in a statement. “However, regional variations persist, with Victoria posting above average performance and
Provincially, sales down 23 per cent — but not in the Tournament Capital, where market is growing
Vancouver falling below the average.” At the same time, the average price on the multiple listing service (MLS) declined by 17.5 per cent. Kamloops and District Real Estate Association estimated the average sale price for a residential detached home within the city in January was $410,000, a number that is stable. Local numbers often vary from
month to month due to the small sample size. Dominion Lending Centres economist Sherry Cooper said the average MLS sale price decline is a result of the result of relatively more sales occurring outside the Lower Mainland. In the Lower Mainland, she attributed the decline to introduction of the 15 per cent foreign buyers tax and tightening federal mortgage regulations.
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Notes Potholes are formed when water seeps into small cracks in the asphalt and freezes. The expansion of the ice in the crack causes the asphalt to crumble and through repeated freeze thaw cycles, a pothole eventually forms. While Kamloops can generally boast about having a fairly mild winter climate, the constant variation of temperature above and below freezing results in the creation of potholes every winter and in early spring.
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During the winter months, conventional hot mix is not available, and holes must be temporarily filled using a hot recycled asphalt mix or a cold mix material. Unfortunately, the repaired potholes are susceptible to the same freeze-thaw cycle and sometimes require repeated filling until a more permanent repair can be scheduled in the spring when asphalt plants open.
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During these freeze-thaw events, up to two City crews operate 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday, patrolling and filling the potholes they find. It is not uncommon, in wet road conditions, for crews to refill a hole several times in one day until road conditions dry.
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With snow melting at a rapid pace and rain in the forecast, the City of Kamloops says it’s been working around the clock to keep drains running. “We had crews work right through the night last night with vacuum trucks to suck water off the roadways and open up catch basins that were plugged,” said utilities manager Greg Wightman. “We were there through the night and now we’re back out there again this morning with a full complement making sure that water’s got somewhere to go.” Wightman said though crews had been preparing for the coming thaw for several days, there are still plenty of calls coming in from across the city as water pools on roads, at street corners and sometimes in yards. Some homeowners were also reporting water in their basements yesterday afternoon. “At this stage our infrastructure is going a pretty good job keeping up with things, but what we’re seeing is a lot of snow in people’s yards with nowhere to go,” he said. Wightman said the Brocklehurst and North Shore neighbourhoods, which rely on rock pits and water seeping into the ground, rather than drainage networks which carry water away, have accounted for more
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of the calls, but water pooling has been reported across the city. Crews were expected to continue working through the night and into today to address the water. Wightman said if residents do have issues to report, they should contact the city’s public works line at 250-828-3461 for the fastest response. Wightman noted there’s a possibility of more moisture on
the way — Environment Canada is predicting a 60 per cent chance of rain over the weekend, with the potential for further rainfall early next week. Water coming from the sky and the ground could put an additional strain on city systems. “We’re fairly confident we’re ahead of our known problem areas, but we’re definitely all hands on deck when it comes to flood response right now,” he said.
Every type of adoption has its own procedures that must be adhered to and unique challenges. Speaking to a lawyer can guide you through the process, as well as explain to you how this will eﬀect support obligations, visitation, naming and estate planning.
Restaurant closure, layoffs temporary, manager says Plaza Hotel’s Fireside Steakhouse employees laid off this week DALE BASS STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The general manager of the Plaza Hotel wants the rumours to stop — the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar is closed, but it’s temporary. Although, temporary is an indeterminate timeframe as Shatha Al-Reihana waits for confirmation from the hotel’s Vancouver owners on a remodelling of the restaurant. Al-Reihana said because the closure has no firm timeline yet, she met with the 13 staff at the restaurant and told them the best option would be to lay them off, pay them severance and
issue them records of employment. That way, she said, they can move forward with a job search or apply for employment insurance. She said because the staff at the restaurant and hotel are unionized, represented by Unite Here Local 40, the layoff decision had to be made. Al-Reihana said the fact a union is in place “made things worse, not better,” but she declined to discuss specifics. The union’s Interior representative could not be reached for comment. Al-Reihana said the decision was given to staff on Wednesday
and it was “very nice, peaceful, civilized.” She said she found it difficult to let staff go, however. “I have to tell you, I cried about it the night before,” she told KTW. “It was not an easy decision to do it this way but, with the union, we had no choice.” Al-Reihana said she can’t discuss the restaurant’s plans yet but noted the restaurant has undergone “multimillion-dollar” renovations in recent years, and there are no plans to sell the hotel or its restaurant. “All I can say is stay tuned until we roll it out,” she said. “It will be great.”
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The organizers of a biosolids-themed forum coming to Thompson Rivers University say they want to send a message to the province and local governments that it’s time to find uses for the sewage byproduct that don’t involve agriculture. Leona Antoine, councillor with the Lower Nicola Indian Band, said the two day forum, running Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, will include speakers from the Ministry of Environment, which regulates biosolids, and Vancouver, which sends solids into the Interior, as well as scientists who have raised concerns about the potential health effects of the material. The forum is sponsored by five Nicola Valley-area bands, as well as the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and will feature opening and closing presentations from regional chiefs, as well as talks by First Nations elders. “They’ll be sending a message to the province and regional district that they better start looking at how they’re regulating it and really start looking at
FORUM FACTS WHAT: Interior Biosolids Working Group Scientific Forum, presented by a coalition of Interior B.C. indian bands, featuring speakers on existing biosolids issues and potential future solutions WHEN: Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Thompson Rivers University, Irving K. Barber Centre
health hazards and environmental hazards,” Antoine said. While the province considers biosolids safe for agricultural use under conditions set out in the organic matter recycling regulations, the LNIB and other bands in the Merritt area have spent the past two years campaigning against their use in the Nicola Valley, which they argue could have adverse effects on the environment and residents. Their protests led one company, BioCentral, to announce it would no longer import solids into the area for composting until it could reach an agreement with First Nations. A moratorium signed by First Nations in the region in 2015
remains in effect today, Antoine said. She said the bands want to educated local governments and the public about where their waste is going, suggesting many consumers may not realize the growing mediums they buy from garden centres contain biosolids. “We’re wanting to open the eyes of the regions,” she said. The forum will also aim to promote non-agricultural uses for biosolids, including processes that can convert the solids into useable fuels. “We can burn it, basically, at a higher temperature and create energy from it and put that energy back onto the grid,” she said. “Instead of not knowing all the risks to our environment and our health, why not have a different alternative?” Antoine noted the forum raises issues that are relevant to Kamloopsians as well. The city is in the process of figuring out what to do with its accumulating solids, which are being stored in a cement-lined basin at its Mission Flats wastewater treatment plant. The forum will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Irving K. Barber Centre.
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Charges against a man alleged to have struck a motorcycle from behind in Magna Bay, killing its rider, have been upgraded to murder. Raymond Edward Swann was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death and leaving the scene of an accident in the wake of the two-vehicle collision on April 3 last year. Brian Watson was killed. Police said the 60-year-old Kamloops-Thompson school district employee was rearended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont
Road while on one of in court tomorrow on his first rides of the the new charge. season. The Sorrento man Police yesterday is not in custody and swore new informathe allegations have tion and the Crown not yet been heard in has upgraded the court. charge against Swann Ila Watson said to second-degree murpolice originally told der. her based on the acciWATSON “My kids and I have dent scene that the been sitting not knowing a lot. collision appeared to be deliberWe didn’t want to hear the gory ate. The two men, however, did details about the accident,” said not know one another. Watson’s widow, Ila. She said she believes Swann “A week ago Friday the Crown may have acted out of a misexplained everything to us and taken identity. what state of mind this fellow There was also a report earliwas in.” er the same day at Scotch Creek Swann is expected to appear of a vehicle driving erratically.
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Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The weather. After a winter fraught with unusually cold temperatures, the mercury has reached seasonally normal lows and highs up to 10 C. The puddles are plentiful and city crews are dealing with an influx of water as a result of the massive thaw, but slushy roads mean spring is just around the corner.
NOT: The city’s first murder of 2017. Cody Foster was killed on Saturday in an altercation at an RV park near the B.C. Wildlife Park, where residents say he lived. Stephen Fraser has been charged with second-degree murder and will appear in court next month. Mounties say the investigation is in its early stages. Fraser remains in custody. HOT: The TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team. It won six straight matches heading into last night’s tilt against the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna. TRU has already qualified for the Canada West post-season and is aiming to improve its playoff position with a victory tomorrow in a rematch against the Heat in Kelowna. The WolfPack qualified for the post-season last year for the first time since 2012.
NOT: Multiple robberies in the city. The Subway on Oriole Road in Valleyview was held up on Monday and McCracken Liquor Store was held up on Tuesday. No weapon was produced during the robbery at Subway, but the suspect who demanded cash at the liquor store pulled a silver handgun on the clerk. Police are searching for suspects in both cases. HOT: The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Five teams have committed to raising money for the Kamloops Y while challenging themselves to a personalized workout plan. KTW’s Press Time is back for another year, helping raise funds so kids in the community can access Y programs. Look for updates from the team over the next few weeks.
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Bus riders thankful for the thaw
hile many are welcoming the slow thaw that appears to have hit the city, there’s one community in the city that is likely celebrating it — those with mobility issues. Winter is a challenge for most people but, for them, it can mean the difference between getting out and enjoying life or being stuck at home. Several people talked about the challenges they face but all agreed with one who noted that, when winter arrives, “the city goes on lockdown for anyone who uses a wheelchair or any mobility assistance.” Consider bus stops. Snow piles up as roads are cleared or from businesses that shovel their walkways, pushing the white stuff to the edge of the road. It makes it difficult for buses to lower their entryway for those who can’t just walk on board. One in the group is never let off at the stop near her house because there is no sidewalk at the bus stop to accept her wheelchair. Instead, the driver takes her to the next stop — which just means she has to wheel herself farther to get home and, yes, along that area that has no sidewalk. The group as a whole snickered when the discussion turned to the HandiDart service in the city. They appreciate that it exists but, as one woman said “you have to plan any outing well in advance because you have to book it two days in advance.”
LEVEL Most said there have been many times when they’ve wanted to go out, perhaps to take part in a program, do some shopping — you know, the kinds of things we able-bodied take for granted — but decided it just wasn’t worth all the challenges they would face. And that has its own health cost, they said. They want to do something, their mobility challenge makes it hard enough and then the reality that the city itself adds more hurdles can fuel depression. The problems aren’t restricted to winter months. One in the group talked about the nearmisses he’s had as he waits in his wheelchair and cars cut the corner tightly. The group would like to see more ramps built into sidewalks because having to go over a curb is painful. And there are a lot of commercial areas that don’t have smooth-sliding ramps, they said, but access areas that require going over a small curblike area — unnecessarily causing a bumpy trip that can send pain right up their bodies. As one put it, “it’s painful to
have to drop even an inch or two.” It was an informative gathering that touched on other challenges members of this community face — and which will likely show up in future columns. It’s the kind of discussion the folks who deal with snow removal, with all-things-accessibility, with transit should take part in. While writing this column, another Kamloopsian called to voice his complaints about snow and buses. He regularly heads downtown from his home on the weekend for an activity he and others take part in. Last weekend, he had no problem getting on the bus that stopped for him near the Real Canadian Superstore; there was a ridge of snow but the driver was able to extend the entryway so he could board. Arriving at his stop at the corner of Seymour Street and Third Avenue, however, he was faced with about a half-metre of snow he had to manoeuvre over to exit the bus. His friend, joining him downtown from another route, faced other challenges from the thaw, including a large puddle alongside a stack of snow at the bus stop that he had to get through. This man’s solution to the problem is simple: He believes those who plan transit should have to ride the buses to see what they have created. It’s an interesting idea — maybe we should put our city councillors and administrators in wheelchairs and send them out to see the realities these folks face. email@example.com
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR FLETCHER IN LIBERAL’S POCKET CHANGES TO FIRST AVENUE HAVE CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS
Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Feb. 14: (‘Election budget sets the state’): Fletcher obviously is in the Liberal Party’s pocket. Why else would he deflect the fact the Supreme Court decision on education has established the war on education and unionized workers was illegal? While talking about the budget, not one word about the fact we are in significant debt. As for health care, while Pat McGeer has laid the blame solely at the feet of the govern-
ment, this “journalist” brings up “alternative facts.” The only fact is here in Kamloops, in 1974, our acute-care hospital had 575 beds. Now we are at 230. Then we had a head physician and head nurse, now we have floors full of administrators. Health Minister Terry Lake et al just spent nearly a half a billion on a new building — zero new beds, none. How about the BC Ambulance service? Not an essential service in the eyes of the Liberals unless it is
bargaining time then, zingo — essential until they have time to legislate them a contract. Check the number of ambulances in Kamloops; I think you’ll find the same number as 1974 when the service was implemented. As for the NDP, well, Fletcher, that was last century and, as we have seen with the Liberals, deficit, hydro, all are growing exponentially. It’s about time you started doing your job and exposing these fraudsters. Kevin Bonell Kamloops
KIDS SHOULD BE IN CLASS Editor: It seems to me quite pointless talking and writing about the dilemma of whether to have a one- or two-week spring break for our school children when the answer is evident. Aren’t there enough vacations, holidays, professional days, sick days and days off in one school year as it is? Our children need as many educational days as possible so they are clever and more capable of postsecondary studies and other education, for being able to fill skilled professional positions needed for our economy. It is their future — why is there a
discussion about this topic when it is obvious? When I was in school, there were only two months’ summer vacation, 10 days of Christmas holidays and one week of winter vacation plus three national holidays in a year. There were no Saturdays off. Children were smarter than they are now with smartphones. They could make responsible decisions by themselves because they could use their own brains, face the consequences. Or is there political intension to keep our children dumb? Vera Durst Logan Lake
Editor: After observing the work being done on the lane access at First Avenue and Victoria Street for many months, and after having experienced the ensuing traffic issues as a result, I can’t believe the amount of chaos it has created at the end of the work day. There are many problems now. When you reach the stop sign at First after going west on Victoria, you have one way to turn, right — if you are able to. Because motorists no longer have a way to turn left, they make u-turns in the middle of the street, often. As a result of the median and the left turn lane from First onto Victoria, and the crosswalk from city hall, people who are turning right from Victoria can’t get into the line of traffic on First. There is nowhere for them to go or line up, so they sit at the corner with their signal on, hoping a motorist will allow them to zipper merge. A lineup forms down Victoria Street. Those people try to push in. Drivers in the First Avenue lineup try to stop them from getting in. Everyone just wants to get home. The next issue is trying to
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get in or out of the back laneway at First and Victoria. At the end of the work day, traffic is generally backed up coming down First to Lansdowne Street, so the laneway is blocked. It can also block the parkade or parking lot exits so people can’t even get into the laneway. The light at First and Lansdowne is so short that cars are at times lined up almost to Seymour Street. Pedestrians are crossing in between the cars lined up on First Avenue and crossing at First and Victoria in front of waiting cars. This stops traffic from going through when the light is green for a very brief period of time. It’s very frustrating and it’s apparent by how people are racing to make the light from any direction. Perhaps making the green light longer would give motorists time to dissipate and installing a left hand turn from Victoria to First would alleviate the problems. Maybe a crosswalk signal from city hall to the Cornerstone building would help, as well. I hope something will be done to resolve these problems. Jackie Wray Kamloops
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For the past six winters, Brent Saunders has driven his grandkids to and from Memorial Arena every week for hockey practice. Each week, he’s followed a similar pattern — stopping at the building’s front doors to help the kids get their bags inside or out before returning to his truck to make way for more arriving players and their parents. But, last month, there was a break in the routine — in the form of a city of Kamloops parking ticket. The curb directly in front of the arena is a no-parking zone, but Saunders argues he isn’t parking. “We’re in, we load the kids and we’re gone,” he said. “We have no intention of parking there as a place to park.”
When he called the city bylaw department to question the ticket, Saunders said he was told leaving his vehicle is legally considered parking, something he feels is unrealistic for families with smaller children who may need help with their gear. “How else do you help a little kid get his gear out of the back of a pickup truck?” he said. But John Ramsay, community safety and enforcement manager for the city, said his officers have no way of knowing what’s going on if someone leaves their vehicle at the curb, even if only for a few minutes. “‘No parking’ means they’re allowed to park their vehicle in that zone when they’re engaged in loading or unloading passengers, hockey equipment, whatever that may be,” he said. “But he cannot leave there.” Ramsay said the city
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families time to get their kids into the rink without a penalty. Ramsay said that’s not up to his department and would likely require the city’s parks department to revise its access plan for the arena. That kind of zone might create its own problems. “I think even with that, the difficulty would be, how do we measure the five minutes?” he said. Parks, recreation and cultural services director Byron McCorkell said conversations about the noparking zone are taking place, but was not sure if there are plans to change the setup at this time.
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VANCOUVER — The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into four incidents of what it calls “unusual’’ PharmaNet activity in which four people are believed to have accessed personal information in the system. A statement from the ministry said about 7,500 people have had their basic profiles viewed while another 80 or so people have had their recent medication history viewed. The PharmaNet system links all B.C. pharmacies to a central set of data systems and logs every prescription dispensed in the province. It also includes basic profiles that includes name, address, date of birth, personal health number, gender and medication history.
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STRASBOURG, France — Fresh from his meeting in Washington, Justin Trudeau sought to bring Europe a message of reassurance yesterday about the anxiety it faces over U.S. President Donald Trump’s antipathy towards the continent. Trudeau’s recent visit to the White House, kicking off a whirlwind week of international travel, was closely watched in the European Union, which endured another round of bashing this week from Trump’s pick for ambassador to Brussels. Trudeau’s host, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, said Europe views Canada as an important bridge builder in its attempt to forge positive relations with the United States. “It’s easier for the Canadians to speak to the Americans,’’ Tajani said, seated next to Trudeau at their joint press conference in Strasbourg, France, the seat of the bloc’s 28-country parliament. The Trump-Trudeau meeting on
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SUDBURY, Ont. — Current speed limits for Canada’s oil-carrying freight trains may be too high to prevent serious accidents and should be re-evaluated, the Transportation Safety Board said yesterday as it released the findings of its investigation into a fiery 2015 derailment in northern Ontario. The TSB said its review of the incident that dumped 1.7 million litres of crude oil into the local ecosystem has raised concerns about the existing Transport Canada rules, particularly as they apply to older train cars that are expected to continue carrying oil and other potentially dangerous goods for years to come. The February 2015 derailment in a remote, wooded area near Gogama, Ont., about 80 kilometres south of Timmins, Ont., sent 29 cars hurtling off the tracks.
No one was injured, but the TSB said the crash breached 19 cars, causing the massive oil spill and igniting fires that burned for five days. At a press conference in Sudbury yesterday, the board said the derailment was caused when two joint bars used to connect pieces of rail failed. The TSB attributed the failure in part to poor maintenance practices, but said speed also played a role. TSB chair Kathy Fox said the train was travelling at 61 kilometres an hour at the time of the derailment, three kilometres below the 64-kilometre maximum set for that stretch of track. “The TSB is concerned that currently permitted speeds are too high for key trains transporting Class 3 flammable liquids,’’ Fox said. “We are recommending that Transport Canada study all factors that increase the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods, including speed,
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CALGARY — A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of firstdegree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and fiveyear-old Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. The victims’ family wept openly as the verdict was read yesterday. There was no reaction from Garland. Jurors deliberated between eight and nine hours before reaching a decision. They also recommended to the judge that Garland serve three consecutive sentences, meaning he would
not be eligible for parole for 75 years. Justice David Gates had advised them to use common sense and to be sure of Garland’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt if they wished to convict him. The couple and the boy disappeared after an estate sale at the Liknes home, where Nathan had stayed on a sleepover. The Crown argued during the trial that Garland stewed for years about a dispute with Alvin Liknes over a patent for an oilfield pump they had both worked on. The Crown argued there was enough evidence to show Garland attacked the three in the home before taking them to his Calgary-area farm where he
killed them, but the defence said there was no DNA evidence to prove he was ever in the house. The victims’ bodies were never recovered — only bone fragments, burned flesh and teeth in the ash from a burning barrel on Garland’s property. There was also ample DNA evidence recovered at the farm. The jurors heard from 50 witnesses in the trial that began nearly five weeks ago and included 1,400 pieces of evidence. Gates spent four hours giving instructions to the nine men and three women and told them they could use as much or as little of the evidence as they wanted, but not to resort to speculation.
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MONTREAL — It will take 15 years for Bombardier to repay the $372.5-million loan it is receiving from the federal government, the aviation company’s chief financial officer said yesterday. During a quarterly earnings conference call, John Di Bert shed some light on the terms of the federal assistance pack-
age announced last week for the Montreal-based aerospace giant, including how long it has to repay the money. “It will be over a significant amount of time, the program length about 15 years, including a bit of a grace period the first two years, so no repayments the first two years,’’ Di Bert said. The company expects to receive the money in instalments over four years, with
anywhere between $70 million and $100 million flowing to Bombardier annually. The interest-free loan is to support Bombardier’s Global 7000 business jet and CSeries passenger aircraft projects. Under the arrangement, Bombardier will repay Ottawa based on royalties for the number of CSeries sold and revenues generated from the Global 7000.
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WASHINGTON — Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises. Divisions, dysfunction and high-profile exits have left the young administration nearly paralyzed and allies wondering how it will reboot. The bold policy moves that marked Trump’s first days in office have slowed to a crawl, a tacit admission that he and his team had not thoroughly prepared an agenda. Nearly a week after the administration’s travel ban was struck down by a federal court, the White House is still struggling to regroup and outline its next move on that signature issue. It’s been a week since Trump — who promised unprecedented levels of immediate action — has announced a major new
policy directive or legislative plan. His team is riven by division and plagued by distractions. This week alone, controversy has forced out both his top national security aide and his pick for labour secretary. “Another day in paradise,’’ Trump quipped Wednesday after his meeting with retailers was interrupted by reporters’ questions about links between his campaign staff and Russian officials. Fellow Republicans have begun voicing their frustration and open anxiety that the Trump White House will derail their high hopes for legislative action. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota demanded Wednesday that the White House “get past the launch stage.’’ “There are things we want to get done here, and we want to have a clear-eyed focus on our agenda and this constant
disruption and drumbeat with these questions that keep being raised is a distraction,’’ said Thune. Sen. John McCain of Arizona blasted the White House’s approach to national security as “dysfunctional.” “Who is in charge?” he asked. “I don’t know of anyone outside of the White House who knows.’’ Such criticism from political allies is rare during what is often viewed as a honeymoon period for a new president. But Trump, an outsider who campaigned almost as much against his party as for it, has only a tiny reservoir of goodwill to protect him within the GOP. His administration has made uneven attempts to work closely with lawmakers and its own agencies. Officials have begun trying to change some tactics, and some scenery, with the hope of steadying the ship.
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China said the March 1 ban will also apply to carfentanil’s less-potent cousins furanyl fentanyl, acryl fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called China’s move a potential “game-changer’’ that is likely to have a big impact in the U.S., where opioid demand has driven the proliferation of a new class of deadly drugs made by nimble chemists to stay one step ahead of new rules like this one. After China controlled 116 synthetic drugs in October 2015, seizures in the United States of compounds on that list plunged. “It’s a substantial step in the fight against opioids here in the United States,’’ said Russell Baer, a DEA special agent based in Washington. “We’re persuaded it will have a definite impact.’’
SHANGHAI — So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China — until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s Ministry of Public Security said yesterday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America’s opioid epidemic. “It shows China’s attitude as a responsible big country,’’ Yu Haibin, the director of the Office of the National Narcotics Control Committee, told the Associated Press. “It will be a strong deterrent.’’ He added China is actively considering other substances for sanction, including U-47700, an opioid marketed as an alternative to banned fentanyls.
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WASHINGTON â€” The Trump administration World has asked the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as â€œillegal leaksâ€™â€™ of classified information. A senior White House official said yesterday that Stephen Feinberg of Cerberus Capital Management had been asked to head the review of the various intelligence agencies and make recommendations on improvements to efficiency and co-ordination. The official, who spoke anonymously because the matter has not been announced publicly, said that Feinbergâ€™s role is not yet official.
NATO concerned about Russia reports BRUSSELS â€” NATOâ€™s chief says the military alliance would be concerned if reports Russia has violated a Cold War-era treaty by deploying a cruise missile prove true. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that the missile became operational late last year, possibly violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty on the development and testing of cruise missiles. â€œCompliance with arms control agreements is of great importance and especially when it comes to treaties covering nuclear weapons,â€? NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. â€œAny non-compliance of Russia with the INF Treaty would be a serious concern for the alliance.â€™â€™
Snap values itself at $22B ahead of IPO NEW YORK â€” The parent company of the social network Snapchat is valuing itself at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industryâ€™s biggest initial public offering in years. Snap Inc. said in a regulatory filing yesterday that the IPO is likely to be priced between $14 and $16 per share. Had the IPO price matched the $30.72 per-share price obtained in its last round of financing, Snap would have a market value of about $30 billion, based on the quantity of outstanding stock listed in its IPO documents. Snapâ€™s highly anticipated IPO would be the largest since Chinaâ€™s Alibaba Group went public in 2014. But Snap, based in Los Angeles, draws comparisons to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Facebook raised $16 billion when it went public in 2012.
Alliances in doubt as diplomats meet BONN, Germany â€” Envoys from 20 of the worldâ€™s leading nations met yesterday in Germany to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises, against a backdrop of uncertainty among allies and adversaries over the direction of U.S. foreign policy. Germanyâ€™s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is hosting the two-day talks in the western city of Bonn, emphasized ahead of the meeting that international co-operation was the only way to tackle the big global problems. European countries have expressed concern that their longstanding trans-Atlantic ties may suffer if the United States pursues an isolationist policy, and Gabriel rebuffed President Donald Trumpâ€™s stated goal of putting â€œAmerica first.â€™â€™ â€œSecurity in the world canâ€™t be achieved without justice and a better life for everybody,â€™â€™ Gabriel told reporters.
KUALA LUMPUR â€” Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests yesterday in the death of the North Korean leaderâ€™s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a wave of speculation and intrigue: a pair of female assailants, a broaddaylight killing and a dictatorsibling out for blood. Investigators were still piecing together details of the case, including the widespread assumption that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a hit squad to kill his estranged half brother, Kim Jong Nam. Known for his love of gam-
bling and casinos, Kim Jong Nam had lived abroad for years, aware he was a hunted man. Three suspects â€” two women and a man â€” were arrested separately Wednesday and yesterday. The women were identified using surveillance videos from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46, suddenly fell ill Monday morning. Malaysian officials said he died on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers at the airport that he had been sprayed with a chemical. Multiple South Korean media reports, citing unidentified sources, said two women believed to be North Korean agents killed him with some
kind of poison before fleeing in a taxi. One of the female suspects had Vietnamese travel documents and was picked up Wednesday at the budget terminal of the airport, the same place where the attack took place. The other woman held an Indonesian passport and was arrested early yesterday. Police said they were working to determine if the IDs were genuine. It was not immediately clear if the women were believed to be the actual assassins. Indonesian diplomats met with the second suspect and confirmed she is an Indonesian citizen, officials said. Authorities identified her as Siti Aisyah, 25, originally from Serang in Banten, a
province that neighbours the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Indonesian Immigration Office spokesman Agung Sampurno said officials from the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur met with the woman in Selangor state, where she is being held, and ensured she is in safe condition. News of the third arrest came yesterday afternoon. Police said they had detained a Malaysian man who was believed to be the boyfriend of the Indonesian suspect. Medical workers also completed an autopsy on Kim Jong Nam, but the results have not been released. The findings could reveal whether he was actually poisoned.
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WolfPack on playoff trail TRU ON THE ROAD IN BRANDON TO PLAY THE BOBCATS IN PLAY-IN SERIES The Thompson Rivers WolfPack had an unprecedented playoff run last season, making it all the way to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8. But that was last year. If the WolfPack want to get back to the Final 8, they have to get past the hometown Brandon Bobcats in a best-ofthree play-in series that begins tonight. Brandon (9-11) earned a 74-70 victory over TRU (8-11) the last time the teams met, but that game was played on Jan. 10, 2014, so both squads will have to rely on recent film to game plan for each other. “They are a good team,” TRU head coach Scott Clark said. “They have a very good starting five. They appear to be taller and quicker than us. They have played very well since Christmas, so we are definitely the underdogs.” TRU is mired in a fourgame losing streak, having been swept on back-to-back weekends, by Calgary (16-4) at the Tournament Capital Centre and hometown Regina (9-11). “We have played well at times, but we haven’t sustained anything,” Clark said. “If we want to succeed, we will have to sustain our physical and mental efforts for an entire 40 minutes. We haven’t been able to do that consistently.” Brandon is riding a twogame winning streak, with wins over visiting Manitoba (12-8) on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. “At times, we have played OK on the road, but sometimes we haven’t,” Clark said. “Maybe it’s because of our
Corey Hirsch, formerly of the Kamloops Blazers and Vancouver Canucks, returned to the Tournament Capital for Hockey Day in Canada last February.
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youth. Hopefully by now, the guys have acquired a taste of what is needed to be successful and we come out with a good effort.” Game 2 will be played tomorrow and Game 3, if
necessary, will be played on Sunday. “I wouldn’t say there is pressure on them in any terms,” Clark said. “It’s a game of basketball. No one is dying out there. They have to go out
there and play hard, execute, concentrate and do their jobs.” TRU’s women’s basketball team posted a 2-18 record to miss the playoffs. — TRU sports information
Corey Hirsch published a hair-raising article in the Players’ Tribune this week that deals with his nearly fatal fight against obsessive compulsive disorder. Hirsch, a goaltender who starred with the Kamloops Blazers from 1988 to 1992, begins his story in the Tournament Capital, speeding toward a cliff in a sports car, determined to end his own life. Panic attacks and suicidal urges plagued him throughout his professional career. Hirsch talks about his road to recovery in the article, which can be found online at theplayerstribune.com.
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Titans continue perfect season The South Kamloops Titans pushed their record to 6-0 with a 66-46 victory over the Valleyview Vikings on Wednesday. South Kam is the second-ranked AAA team in the province. Valleyview is 2-4. Only one team from the Okanagan will advance to the AAA provincial championship. The Westsyde Whundas are the eighth-ranked AA boys basketball team in the province. Three Okanagan teams will advance to the AA boys’ provincials. NorKam’s senior boys are 2-2 in AAAA Okanagan conference
play. Kelowna is 4-0. One team from the conference will advance to provincials. The AA, AAA and AAAA B.C. Secondary Schools Basketball Championships will be held from March 8 to March 11 at the Langley Events Centre (LEC). The Titans are sixth and Whundas 13th in the AA girls’ provincial rankings. The AA girls’ provincial championship will be held at the LEC from March 1 to March 4. The St. Ann’s Crusaders received an honourable mention in the most-recent single A girls’ provincial rankings.
April 20 – ROB YOUNG LATE DEGLACIATION OF THE WESTERN INTERIOR, AND PEOPLING OF THE AMERICAS April 27 – DON EASTERBROOK GLOBAL WARMING WHERE ARE WE HEADING IN THE COMING YEARS? For more information and biographies please visit our website at www.keg.bc.ca Some information subject to change
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COLOGNE, Germany — After what will be 17 months out of the ring, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes the chances of resurrecting his remarkable career are “50-50’’ against the unbeaten Anthony Joshua. The 40-year-old Klitschko, who ruled the heavyweight division for nearly a decade, lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a surprise defeat to Tyson Fury in Duesseldorf in November 2015. He hasn’t fought since then after two attempts at a rematch failed because of the British fighter’s personal problems. Joshua, 13 years his junior, will try to prevent the Ukrainian’s comeback at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 29, likely forcing the former champ into retirement if he wins. “I’ve never boxed in front of 90,000 people before,’’ Joshua
said yesterday at a press event in Cologne. “I’m gonna ride that wave for sure.’’ Joshua’s IBF belt will be on the line, as well as the WBA ‘super’ title vacated by Fury. Joshua has won all 18 of his fights by KO since turning professional after winning the gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012. His most recent win was a third-round stoppage of Eric Molina in Manchester in December, a day before the fight against Klitschko was finalized. Klitschko, also an Olympic winner at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, said he was impressed that Joshua waited before turning professional, and he praised his opponent’s modest approach. “His arm reach and punch are similar. He’s almost a copy of me, maybe a little different when you look at the experience,’’ said Klitschko, whose record is 64-4 with 53 KOs.
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Bryce Macdonald of the Kamloops Storm (left) and Louis Shortreed of the North Okanagan Knights dropped the gloves at Memorial Arena last weekend.
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Regular-season finale Games 1 and 2 will be played in 100 Mile House on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The series will shift back to Kamloops for Games 3 and 4 at Memorial Arena on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. The Storm (23-16-1-0-6) will finish the regular season in third place in the Doug Birks Division, five points behind the second-place Wranglers (25-12-3-0-5). Read KTW next week for a closer look at the first-round playoff matchup.
FRIDAY, February 17, 2017
LONG BLADES KEEPING BUSY Meena Litt (left) and Keidis Corrigan racing at the Okanagan FUNale in Vernon last weekend. ISHAR LITT PHOTO
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Members of the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club were in action at two events last weekend. At the Winter Classic Long Track Competition held at the Calgary Olympic Oval, Sylvie Lloyd achieved personal-best times in the 1000metre and 3,000m, while Isaiah Jessie Uribe raced to personal bests in the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m. Uribe achieved a Canada Cup time standard and will join Lloyd and Thom Keijzer at Canada Cup No. 4 in Calgary next month. Meanwhile, 18 skaters competed at the Okanagan FUNale in Vernon on Saturday. Jacob Beesley, Keidis Corrigan, Dawson Doern, Emily Heinen, Jared Roberts, Nelson Smith and Samantha Stadfeld skated to three personal-best times, while Caleb Van der Merwe racked up four personal-best times. The Long Blades won the Interclub Challenge Trophy for the most points accumulated at the Okanagan Interclub meets this season. Kris Pynten will compete at the Western Elite Circuit No. 3 at the Calgary Oval this weekend.
Pejril on board
The BC Games Society announced the appointment of nine members to its board of directors. Henry Pejril of Kamloops was named to the board. The society is the leadership organization that guides the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and
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The first event on the 2017 Interior Running Association road-race circuit was held in Vernon on Sunday. At the Starting Block 10K, several Kamloops runners placed well. Finishing in first place in their respective age divisions were Eric Davis, Jill Emery, Marianne Butcher, Misty Palm, Donald Lincoln and Bruce Butcher. Silver medals went to Ian McKinley, Shannon Harder and Karen Willies. Andrew Williams, Clint Render and Mel Doherty had third-place finishes and Johannes Raath, Carman-Anne Schulz and Linda Woodbury placed fourth. The next race in the series is the 34th annual Rivers Spring Runoff in Kamloops on March 12th, sponsored by the Kamloops Ridge Runners. New this year are five-kilometre and 10-kilometre distance options. To register, go online to interiorrunningassociation.com.
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The Kamloops Blazers will be looking to get back in the win column tonight against the Vancouver Giants in Langley. Kamloops (34-19-2-4) fell 4-0 to the Portland Winterhawks on Monday at Sandman Centre. The Giants are in the Western Conference basement, while the Blazers are second in the B.C. Division, six points behind Prince George. Kamloops will play host to Prince George on Sunday, with game time set for 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, February 17, 2017
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Ella Lavery enjoyed sunlight on the diamond last June at Charles Anderson Stadium during Thompson Shuswap Seniors Slo-Pitch League play. League commissioner Gordon Bell said two teams will be added this year and new players — men 55 and older, women 45 and older — are in demand. Games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons from April 27 to July 27. The goals are to exercise and have fun. No prior experience is required. Those on the fence are invited to participate in an icebreaker game on April 25. Game time is 10 a.m. To register, call Bell at 250-828-1624. KTW FILE PHOTO
Jays sign Latos MELISSA COUTO
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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Mat Latos knows earning a spot on the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster won’t be easy. But he’s going to embrace the challenge this spring. Toronto signed the 29-yearold right-hander to a minorleague deal yesterday with an invitation to major-league camp. He didn’t waste any time getting there, showing up later in the afternoon to meet teammates and begin his workouts. “I’m happy to just be playing baseball, let’s be honest,’’ Latos said. Latos, an eight-year veteran with 186 career starts under his belt, has struggled over the last two seasons while dealing with a knee injury. He played for five major league teams over that span. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove his medial meniscus in 2014 and had trouble keeping the swelling down the following two seasons. It affected his range of motion and strength.
Latos, who went 14-7 with a 3.16 earned-run average with Cincinnati in 2013, started 11 games with the Chicago White Sox last year before being released. He spent the rest of the year with the Washington Nationals and was used primarily as a reliever, finishing with a 7-3 record and 4.89 ERA. After pushing his knee to the limit in his off-season training, Latos said he’s ready for 2017. “I’ve had a rough go at it for the past two years and there’s a lot of earning that needs to be done,’’ he said. “It’s not just going to be handed out. “I’ve got to earn everything as it comes.’’ With Toronto’s rotation virtually locked down, Latos is looking at a potential bullpen role or spot as a depth starter at triple-A Buffalo. He says he’s fine with either scenario. “Whatever it comes down to is what it comes down to,’’ he said. “I’m just along for the ride and I want to compete. “I just want to get back to me and how I used to pitch.’’
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CRIMES OF THE WEEK MCCRACKEN LIQUOR STORE ROBBED On February 14th at approximately 9:30 pm a lone male entered the McCracken liquor store on Valleyview Drive. The male selected a couple bottles of liquor and went to the cash register, at this point, the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and demanded money. A small amount of cash was turned over to the suspect, the male grabbed the bottles and cash and fled from the store. The suspect is described as Caucasian, mid 40’s, large build, he had a large piercing in his left ear; he was wearing a brown zip up coat with a white logo on the front. This male arrived and departed in a vehicle, unfortunately the there is no description of the vehicle. If you have any information on this robbery, please contact Crime Stoppers only your information will be used never your name.
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TWO SHOPLIFTERS IN VALLEYVIEW The Police would like to know who these two people are? These two suspects were working together but were smart enough to enter the building at separate times. These two met up in the store for a brief time then went their separate ways. A store employee watched the two but when they split up, the employee could only follow one at a time. This was the plan as one walked out of the store, then the other suspect left a short time later but both were caught on the security
cameras. That is when the staff noticed some items were missing from where the suspect had been standing. The male is described as Caucasian, mid 30’s, short dark hair, and was wearing a heavy grey parka. The female is also Caucasian, late 30’s, blonde hair and was wearing a black ski jacket. If you know these suspects please contact Crime Stoppers, you may receive a cash reward upon the arrest of either of the suspects.
ROBBERY AT SUBWAY The Police have already advised the public that a Robbery took place at the Subway restaurant in Valleyview on February 14th at approximately 4:50 pm. The suspect did get away with a small amount of cash and headed south from the store. The suspect had a black bandana with a white skull on it, he was wearing a black baseball cap and black skater shoes. The suspect appears to have darker skin and is 5’10” - 6 ft. tall.
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St. Louis Blues’ goaltender Jake Allen was floored when the only NHL coach he has ever played for was fired on Feb. 1. Ken Hitchcock’s dismissal was a stark reminder of just how precarious life in the pros is, even for one of the most successful coaches in league history. “It’s tough for us to lose him, but I think we’ve all woken up a little bit,’’ Allen said recently. “I’ve shaken the cobwebs off and even though it was unfortunate circumstances it happens.’’ The Blues are one of five teams to have already fired their coach this season — it happened three times last year. The Atlantic division-leading Montreal Canadiens joined the fray on Tuesday when Michel Therrien was replaced by Claude Julien, who was dismissed himself exactly one week earlier by the Boston Bruins. Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin said his team needed a “new energy, a new voice, a new direction’’, believing he’s found those things in Julien, a Stanley Cup winner with the Bruins in 2011. Best-case scenario for Montreal is that Julien jolts a stuttering team just as Mike Sullivan did with Pittsburgh last season. The Penguins didn’t just win more under their new coach, they evolved into an entirely different team that was consumed by speed and skill en route to a fourth Stanley Cup. A mid-season coaching change also spurred the Penguins’ third Cup seven years earlier with Dan Bylsma, oddly enough, taking Therrien’s spot in February. The Blues, now under Mike Yeo’s watch, could repeat such a feat in the coming months. St. Louis had the third-best record in
Michel Therrien is the latest NHL head coach to have lost his job. Montreal fired him on Tuesday.
hockey last year and made it all the way to the Western Conference final. But they stumbled through the first half this year, hurt in particular by Allen’s struggles in goal. The club went from having the No. 1 goaltending in the league statistically to 30th at the time of Hitchcock’s firing. Tellingly, the Blues won back-to-back games just once over the final two months of Hitchcock’s tenure. “It was frustrating for everyone — coaches, players, everybody,’’ 33-year-old defenceman Jay Bouwmeester said. “It was just kind of like you want to turn it around, but it wasn’t happening. We were inconsistent with our play and that’s the bottom line. Something had to give and that was the road they went. Pegged to take over for Hitchcock after this season anyway, Yeo is among three assistants to slide into top duties this year, joining Doug Weight with the Islanders and Bruce Cassidy with the Bruins. Panthers’ GM Tom Rowe replaced Gerrard Gallant making Julien the only outside hire. Familiarity can be an advantage to both players and their newly promoted coach. While not an assistant on the Penguins’ staff when he replaced Mike Johnston in December 2015, Sullivan had been directing the team’s minor league bench, making him familiar with those like Conor Sheary, Tom Kuhnhackl, Bryan Rust and Matt Murray, who all played suitably big roles in Pittsburgh’s Cup win.
Bouwmeester said a comfort level had already been established with Yeo when he slid in for Hitchcock, removing the need for that potentially awkward relationship-building phase. The veteran defenceman, now playing for his ninth NHL head coach, said Hitchcock commanded respect in the Blues room with unparalleled preparation, but Yeo, formerly the Minnesota Wild head coach, was “a different voice. “He’s a little younger, maybe he kind of relates to some guys a little differently,’’ Bouwmeester said of the 43-year-old Yeo, who is 22 years younger than Hitchcock. “His communication has been good. He’s been good with practices, keeping things up-tempo, little subtle changes but nothing huge. It’s been good.’’ The Blues won six of their first seven games under Yeo, outscoring the opposition 22-8 with Allen and backup Carter Hutton combining for three shutouts. The Islanders and Bruins have seen similar upswings while the Panthers had been treading water until recently when the club started to win more with key talents like Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau finally back from injury. In his first comments since Tuesday’s announcement, Therrien said being an NHL coach is a “tough job.’’ “It is gratifying on many levels but it can also quickly become a thankless task,’’ he said. “When a team is experiencing difficulties, any head coach knows his job is on the line.’’
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MJB Lawyers is looking for an experienced family law assistant. Legal assistants at MJB Lawyers are supported by several lawyers, other assistants, word processors, an accounting department, and three runners. It is a busy and efﬁcient department of which we are very proud. Send resume and cover letter to Personnel, 700 – 275 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6H6, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Challenge yourself in a rewarding environment and join a progressive and empowering agency with excellent career opportunities. TCS seeks both full time/part-time and casual/on-call Community Support Workers. We require individuals with the ability and experience to work with clients who have intellectual disabilities in a variety of support settings. Applicants must be committed to service of the highest quality and display a positive and helpful attitude. Shift work is involved and on-the-job training will also be provided. Skill requirements: Education - Grade 12 or equivalent or acceptable education. O Experience is an asset. O Additional skills - all aspects of care and training for adults with developmental disabilities.
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Janitorial Services Kootenay Area
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The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is seeking janitorial companies with commercial cleaning experience to bid on one or more of the 20 stores in the Kootenay Area. If you qualify go to: http://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca and search under BC Liquor Distribution Branch for Janitorial Services in the Kootenay Area.
Further information about TCS can be found at www.tcsinfo.ca.
Bid Number: ITQ2017-02-28B
Absolutely no phone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest in TCS, we will only be contacting qualified candidates.
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February 18-19 • March 4-5
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.
Funding provided: The Employment Services and Supports (ESS) program is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Jobs Fund for unemployed individuals who do not qualify for Employment Insurance, or under-employed and low-skilled, to gain the skills needed to ﬁnd employment in trucking industry. The Class 1 Truck Driver Training program includes: • Airbrakes • Class 1 Driver Training – 5 weeks (104 hours) in-vehicle training • Road Test at ICBC Upon completion of the program, participants will be prepared for entry level employment as a truck driver with “behind the wheel” experience.
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Childrenâ€™s Circle Daycare Society has an opening for a full time Early Childhood Educator. Are you motivated, energetic, like to have fun with Infants and Toddlers, then this job is for you. We are also looking for a casual ECE or ECE Assistant to do breaks, sick relief and holidays. The successful candidates will have a current licence to practice as well as a current first aid. Wages as per BCGEU agreement. Once you have passed the three month probationary period and you consistently work more than 20 hours a week, we have a comprehensive medical & dental package. This position is available to both female and male applicants. Please email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure Dental is expanding and looking for a full time experienced dental receptionist for our dental clinic. Candidate must have excellent customer service skills, organized and be proficient with dental insurance, knowledge of dental programs as well as working in a fast paced environment. If you feel you fit this role please forward your resume to us. Only those candidates that meet the criteria will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in our posting. Email: email@example.com or fax to 250-374-3256.
Sheet metal person required for new house construction. Benefit Package and vehicle provided call (250) 378-5104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Onsite Assistant Resident Caretaker for 70 unit complex focused on safe, affordable housing. The successful proponent should be familiar with the Residential Tenancy Act and able to perform a variety of administrative and caretaker duties. Janitorial and basic maintenance tasks include sweeping, mopping, basic plumbing repair and unplugging drains, general cleaning around the building and garbage area, yard work and keeping the sidewalks free of leaves and snow. Must be familiar with unit prep, which would include cleaning, minor repairs and painting. Administrative tasks would include maintaining a daily log, rent collection, bank runs, showing and renting suites and contractor supervision. A minimum of 3 years cleaning and maintenance experience plus the ability to lift 25 kilograms needed. The successful proponent should be upbeat, friendly and have a familiarity with computers. The position is a permanent, part-time livein position. Must be bondable and provide CRC. Please send resume to: Box #1459 c/o Kamloops This Week, 1365-B Dalhousie Dr., Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5P6.
Animals sold as â€œpurebred stockâ€? must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
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Experienced cleaning lady looking for work. References available. (250) 852-2131.
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ABERDEEN Rte 508 â€“ 700â€“810 Hugh Allan Dr. â€“ 40 papers Rte 583 â€“ Butte Pl, Chinook Pl, Mt. Dufferin Dr. â€“ 43 papers DOWNTOWN/LOWER SAHALI Rte 326 â€“ 850 11th Ave, 1003-1083 Columbia St (odd), 1003-1195 Dominion St. â€“ 33 papers Rte 327 â€“ 1103-1459 Columbia St (odd), 1203-1296 Dominion St. â€“ 39 papers Rte 380 â€“ Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. â€“ 60 papers Rte 381 â€“ 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. â€“ 45 papers Rte 384 â€“ 407-775 W. Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. â€“ 46 papers Rte 385 â€“ Strathcona Terr, 350390 W. Battle St. â€“ 33 papers Rte 404 â€“ Chapperon Dr, 108-439 Greenstone Dr, Pyramid Crt. â€“ 71 papers Rte 405 â€“ Anvil Cres, Bestwick Dr & Crts, Mahood Pl, Morrisey Pl. â€“ 86 papers Rte 406 â€“ 108-492 McGill Rd. â€“ 62 papers
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Books, Coins, Stamps The Birds of Canada Book. $45/obo. Call btwn 12-12:30. 778-470-2145.
Unifor, Local 10-B Kamloops, B.C.
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Bookkeeper/OfďŹ ce Assistant Unifor, Local 10-B (Kamloops, B.C.) is currently accepting applications for a Bookkeeper/OfďŹ ce Assistant.
Bookkeeper/OfďŹ ce Assistant duties include: â€˘ Daily administrative duties â€˘ Bookkeeping plus secretarial duties â€˘ Working closely with Unifor, Local 10-B Union President and Union Executive â€˘ Communications with Unifor National OfďŹ ce; Unifor, Local 10-B National Staff Representative and Local 10-B Sub Units
QualiďŹ cations (desired): â€˘ Grade 12 Education â€˘ Familiar with ofďŹ ce equipment and ofďŹ ce procedures â€˘ Ability to deal in a positive way with union members and the public: i.e. respectful, patient and good humored â€˘ Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills â€˘ Strong planning, organizational and coordination skills â€˘ Experience working with non-proďŹ t organizations â€˘ Experience working with Societyâ€™s and Society Bookkeeping â€˘ Experience with Sage Simple Accounting computer program â€˘ Experience with Microsoft OfďŹ ce package â€˘ Experience with union collective agreements and payroll systems â€˘ Experience with CRA Reporting-Payroll taxes â€˘ Experience with Accruals - both yearly and monthly â€˘ Experience with depreciation and other yearend adjusting entries â€˘ This position involves 24 hours per week and may require work on evenings and weekends
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SAHALI Rte 478 â€“ 191-299 Chancellor Dr, Sentry Pl, Soverign Crt, The Pinnacles. â€“ 42 papers Rte 480 â€“ 3-183 Chancellor Dr, 6DSSKLUH&UW6KHIĂ€HOG:D\ Steeple Crt. â€“ 54 papers VALLEYVIEW/JUNIPER Rte 617 â€“ 2401-2515 Valleyview Dr, Valleyview Pl. â€“ 50 papers DALLAS/BARNHARTVALE Rte 750 â€“ 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. â€“ 30 papers Rte 751 â€“ 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Rd, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. â€“ 63 papers Rte 754 â€“ Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. â€“ 35 papers
RAYLEIGH Rte 833 â€“ Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. â€“ 44 papers Rte 834 â€“ Armour Pl, MattockMcKeague Rd, Sabiston Crt & Pl, 4205-4435 Spurraway Rd. â€“ 64 p SUNRIVERS Rte 870 â€“ Mariposa Crt, Sagewood Crt, Dr, Lane, St, 100 Sun Rivers Dr. â€“ 49 papers Rte 874 â€“ Canyon Ridge (area), 1400-1448 Sunrivers Dr. â€“ 28 papers Rte 875 â€“ Golf Ridge (area), 20002028 Sunrivers Dr. â€“ 26 papers Rte 877 â€“ The Pointe Pl â€“ 15 papers Rte 878 â€“ Stone Ridge Cres, Dr, Lane. â€“ 35 papers
Rte 755 â€“ 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. â€“ 75 papers Rte 761 â€“ 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. â€“ 61 papers Rte 781 â€“ Duncan Rd, Durango Dr, Sonora Rd, Wittner Rd. â€“ 42 papers Rte 785 â€“ Badger Dr & Pl, Coyote Dr, Fox Pl. â€“ 86 papers
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Other attributes that Unifor local 10B is looking to hire in this position: â€˘ Someone who will own the books and take responsibility to ensure that correct accounting principles are being followed â€˘ Someone who understands ďŹ nancial reports - can create and explain them to the President and Executive and personalize them for incoming new Presidents and Executive â€˘ Someone who also understands they are in a service position and not be afraid to take on new tasks â€˘ Someone who also understands that they potentially could have new Presidents and Executive yearly and be able to adjust to this Remuneration: â€˘ Remuneration based on qualiďŹ cations Please Note: â€˘ Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. How to Apply: â€˘ Please send your resume, cover letter and references to Charlie Fraser (President of Unifor, Local 10-B), email onlyto: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date February 17.2017
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$500 & Under
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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.
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As New Teak Table 43x75 Ex 48”, 8-chairs, sideboard/ $4,000/all. Casting Table 10x24. $100. 3-drawer Tool Stand. $60. 8x12 Wool Rug. $200. 3-drawer Wood Cab 18x22. $25. 250-851-7687.
Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $900. 250-374-8933.
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Gibbard Queen size 4 poster bed paid $2000 asking $400 2sm antique armchairs $600, wool area rug 9x7 $400 (778) 471-8627
1939 Winchester Mod 94 30:30. $1,000. 1958 BRNO .22 target quality. $500. Both exec cond. 250-372-5489.
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Firewood/Fuel ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, fir & pine. Stock up now. Campfire wood. (250) 377-3457. Fir Firewood split or rounds delivered. Measured cords. 250-277-4477.
A-Steel Shipping Storage Containers. Used 20’40’45’53’ insulated containers. All sizes in stock. Prices starting under $2,000. Modifications possible doors, windows, walls etc., as office or living workshop etc.,Custom Modifications Office / Home” Call for price. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866528-7108 or 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale 2 Person Portable infrared sauna made of hemlock. $750/obo. 250-554-2514.
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MISC4Sale: Oak Table Chairs-$400, 1-Standard 8ft truck canopies $300/ea Call 250-320-5194 after 6pm or leave msg. Solid oak table $97, China Cabinet $119 Kitchen cabinet set $395 (250) 299-6477 Standard black wheelchair. Like new. $800/obo. 250-5540400.
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ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive
Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467
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TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”
Kubota AV2500 Generator. $585. 250-374-1988 Lemond RevMaster Spin Bike. Model 15300-7. $500. Like New. 250-372-8406.
10X8 weave (Medium Duty)
STARTING AT $$2.69 2.19
WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)
Businesses&SERVICES Financial Services
STARTING AT $$3.99 4.49
BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)
STARTING AT $$5.49 6.79
$750 Loans & More NO CREDIT CHECKS
Open 7 days/wk. 8am - 8pm
SINGLE TO KING SIZE
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com
Fitness/Exercise WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 3 issues a week!
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SOFAS, CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, SNOWMOBILES SEATS, TRACTORS
PETER’S YARD SERVICE
CAMPING FOAM, MEDICAL WEDGES & BOLSTERS, PILLOWS
YOU NEED IT - WE WILL CUT IT!
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248 TRANQUILLE RD, NORTH SHORE - KAMLOOPS 250376-2714 • OUT OF TOWN CALL 1-800-665-4533
RICKS’S SMALL HAUL
JA ENTERPRISES Rubbish Removal 778-257-4943
For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!
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Merchandise for Sale
Cars - Sports & Imports
BUYING Coin Collections, Olympic Coins, Gold & Silver etc. Call Chad: 250-863-3082
Real Estate Houses For Sale
North Shore $400 per/mo includes utilities. np/ns. 250554-6877 / 250-377-1020.
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THOMPSON VILLA APARTMENTS 2-Bedroom Apartments $1050 Bachelor Apartments $710-$720 â€˘ Seniors Orientated â€˘ Close to the Hospital â€˘ Quiet Living Space â€˘ Underground Parking â€˘ Newly Renovated Suites â€˘ No Smoking
520 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2M2 Contact Jean: 250-372-0510 #216 Alder Apartments. Logan Lake. 1bdrm $600/mo neg Avail now 250-320-4870 or 250-572-7185.
1bdrm Hospital, TRU area Student or quiet person $495/ $725 n/s, n/p (250) 299-6477 2bdrm North Shore incl util, n/s, n/p, cls to bus and shopping Avail immed. $1,000. 250-376-0716 / 250-320-8146. Vacant renoâ€™d 2bdrm, sep entr, C/A, patio, refâ€™s req., suitable for couple. $950/mo. 250-376-0633.
3Bdrms-N/Shore. F/S, W/D. $1200/mo Close to all amenities. 250-554-6877/250377-1020.
TOWNHOUSES Best Value In Town
NORTH SHORE *Bright, clean & Spacious 2&3 bedrooms *Big storage rooms *Laundry Facilities *Close to park, shopping & bus stop
Bachelor Suite $845 per month 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Adult Oriented No Pets Elevators / Dishwashers Common Laundry $845-$1,125 per month North Shore 250-376-1427 South Shore 250-314-1135
1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Clean quiet buildings. Reasonable Rental Rates
Recreational/Sale 2005, 38â€™ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $14,900. (778) 468-5019. 2013 Keystone Fusion Toy Hauler slps 9, 41ft 12ft garage asking $69,000 250-374-4723
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14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1500/obo. 778-469-5434.
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Lamplighter Motel BCYNA BC Yukon
Provoak Industries hand made 16ft. Cedar Strip Canoe. Weighs 65lbs. Includes 2 paddles. Great lake canoe. $2500/obo. 250-828-0782.
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Call for Expressions of Interest United Way Community Collaboration Centre and Administration OfďŹ ces
A Call for Expressions of Interest for the following project will be opened February 1st, 2017 and be received by United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo (UWTNC) until 4:00 PM, February 28th, 2017 at the UWTNC ofďŹ ce located at 177 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1Z4.
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Please note that this is a Call for Expressions of Interest and not a Call for Tender.
*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).
Scrap Car Removal
For more details on this Call for Expressions of Interest and United Way, visit unitedwaytnc.ca/EOI or phone 250-372-9933.
Antiques / Classics
Sport Utility Vehicle 1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794.
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Cars - Domestic
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2009 Subaru Outback. 1owner. 190,000kms. Sport shifter. Exec. cond. Winter/summer tires on rims. Remote starter. $12,000. 250-554-2977. Jeep YJ 4x4 1987 restored, 6cyl 5sp, lifted, 33â€?tires on Eagle Rims, 10,000 lb Winch, over $15,000 invested asking $12000 (250) 828-0931
Trucks & Vans
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Homes for Rent
2002 Nissan Altima. 4 door, auto. Fully loaded. Good condition. $5,500. Call to view. 250-376-4077.
All Furnished5Bd+,nrTRU/RIH denViewDeckCozy nsp $2700. 250-314-0909pg604-802-5649
Absolute gorgeous 03 Cadillac Deville one owner low kms $5,500.00/obo 250-554-0580
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**BOOK NOW FOR BEST WEEKS IN 2017** Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Resort in Scotch Creek BC. REST & RELAX ON THIS PRIVATE CORNER LOT. Newer 1bdrm, 1-bath park model sleeps 4 . Tastefully decorated guest cabin for 2 more. 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. Only $1,300 week. BOOK NOW! Rental options available for 3&4 day, 1 week, 2 week & monthly. Call for more information. 1-250-371-1333.
ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENT 1996 Chevrolet C/K 2500 HD 3/4 ton Truck. Good condition. $9,900. 250-374-1988 1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape, runs great $4,200/obo. Call 250-5712107
CLASSIFIEDS 1998 Toyota Tacoma Truck. 150,000km on new motor. Runs great, exec cond, no rust. Boat loader not included. $6,800 250-374-1988.
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2000 Dodge Dakota. Full load. V-6. 195kms. 1-owner, canopy. Good Cond. $5,500. 3763480
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1981 GMC Suburban 4X4. Re-built motor/trans. Good shape. $2,500. 778-469-5434
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1989 Mercedes 560 SEC. 61,000kms. Hagerty Appraisals #2 car $10,000USD. Selling $10,000 CDN 250-574-3794
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2011 Chevy Silverado 4x4 1500 Z71 extended cab. Loaded, canopy. 99,000kms. $24,900. 250-372-9181.
Utilities not included
Bed & Breakfast
UWTNC is seeking premises to house a Community Collaboration Centre and administration ofďŹ ces for staff totaling approximately 4000 square feet, plus a minimum of eight parking spaces, to lease or purchase by December 2018.
1982 Mercedes 300 SD TD. 2 owners, original and documented. 242,000km no drips. Show car quality. Asking $6000. 250-312-3525 before 8pm
Westsyde large 1bdrm ground level suite. No stairs. Suitable for single 55+. N/S. Jan 1st. $950. 250-320-9567.
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Matthew Melvin James Hauer “Matt Hauer” August 21, 1988 – January 24, 2017 It is with profound sadness and absolute heartbreak we share the sudden passing of our beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend Matthew. You will be forever loved and truly missed in our hearts. He is survived by his loving parents Clifford and Karen Hauer (nee Clark), grandparents Iris and Bud Clark, Mel and Val Hauer as well as several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his brother Lucas Clark Hauer (1991). Matthew loved music, his family and friends. He loved cooking and a great party with those he loved. His huge heart and generous spirit were just a small part of his wonderful nature. We will miss his fantastic sense of humor and his marvelous laugh… forever cherishing our memories. Play on Matt, spread the laughs and rest easy. We will see you on the other side. Until then, “love you man!”
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 216 Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matt’s memory to BC Children’s Hospital, which was a cause near and dear to his and our hearts. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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1948away - 2017 January We passed 13,would like to express ourthe deep appreciation It is with great sadness that we announce passing of Leonard 2016 from pneumonia Douglas Carrell on February 8, 2017 at thetoage of 68 years. everyone who just weeks before his 57th “Len” is survived by his brother Lawrence (wife Cheryl) supported me and myof KamloopsBirthday. and Marilyn of Mexico City. He is predeceased by his
Duane was proud to drive bus for BC Transit for 30 years in Kamloops and everybody knew him. He was an active member of the Kamloops and Chase Curling Clubs. We will all remember Duane’s sense of humor and his love for music, playing the accordion most of his life. He also loved to camp, and in his flying days “go around the patch”. He made many friends who will also miss him. By Duane’s request, no service will be held. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454
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February 5, 1929 – February 19, 2004 The Best Husband, Dad and Grandpa ever Lovingly remembered by Muriel, Mark, Cindy, Matthew and Nicole, Cori, Wes, Justin, Julia and Alicia
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Throughout Len’s 33-year career as McQuade. a High School Brocklehurst and HeEnglish also teacher played atwith many We thank you all for Secondary and Westsyde Secondary, he had a tremendous impact on countless lives. local musicians in many different bands and His passion for literature and unorthodox teaching style werebeing a winning combination so thoughtful. eventually started a smallpenchant recording studio.puns; To with students. They also appreciated his quirky and tireless for making a personality trait that will be fondly all who knew him. He also Special thanks to Raul, remembered music was among everything and through it he loved to read, write, garden, walk, join friends for breakfast and spend summer nights at Dr. Chung and all the touched Music in the Park. He also studied flight andmany nearlylives. obtained his pilot’s license.
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doctors and nurses Len retired from teaching in 2007 spent more the things he loved. He and is survived bytime his doing children Brittanie and in ICU. ago, he Despite being diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than a decade Nicholas, his brothers Rodel (Girlie), Ramil continued to pursue an active lifestyle. He completed two half marathons and became Thank you to(Melissa), Timlast Cook (Nestle), Rey, Obet (Gina), Ferdinand a familiar face at the YMCA. He continued to enjoy these activities up until the few months of his life. Schoening Funeral sisters Alma and Aileen,ofMelanie Alcantara,
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The nurses at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and St.Dewey Paul’s Hospital inyour Vancouver Services help sister-in-law Rosalie (MikeforCaldwell), were dedicated to providing him with the very best care and did everything they could and mother-in-law Donna Dewey McMillan, to give him a chance and make his stay as comfortable as possible. Hissupport. daughter Marci and son Rob dedicated a monthfather-in-law to be by his side his final journey. Lenand lived Johnthrough Dewey, many nieces was so loved his entire life for his children and was dedicated to being the George best father anyone could nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. and will be dearly ask for.
He was predeceased father andpm mother A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February by 17, his 2017 atmissed. 2:00 at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC. (Nazareno) Alcantara. Theodoro and Adelina Elsie Robertson
Memorial donations may be made in Len’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of A Celebration of Raul’s Life will held at and be family BC, 201-635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3.
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In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, No one can ever ll. A million times we needed you, A million times we cried, If love alone would have saved you, You would have never died. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts.
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Duane will be greatly missed by his wife Chris, his children Douglas, Randal (Deanna) and Lisa (Jim), stepchildren Rob, Randy (Shirley), and Tina (Brian), grandchildren Zachary, Nicole, Matthew, Morgan, Monica, Tyson, Ryan, Justin, Cheyenne, Jillian, Christopher and Kayleigh, his sister Irene and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Ida, his brothers Ralph, John, Keith and Ron and his sister Vivian.
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Orval Humphrey February 26, 1934 – February 9, 2017 In the early morning hours of February 9, 2017, as snow gently fell, our dear Orval was received into the loving care of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The youngest of seven children, Orval was born on February 26, 1934 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Hilda Humphrey (Chapman), as well as brothers George (Anne), Melvin (Marion), Calvin (Jean) and sisters Margaret Selby (Cliff), Irene McDonald (Fred) and Betty Newman (Cyril). Left to treasure his memory are his loving wife Diane and sons Kirby (Rita) and Chris (Lynda). He also leaves four precious grandchildren Brendan and Michael (Kirby) and Kristyn and Kaitlyn (Chris). Orval is also survived by two sisters-in-law Marion Humphrey and Jean Humphrey, as well as many nephews and nieces. Orval spent his early years in Kerrobert and in 1951 followed some of his family to Atikokan, Ontario where he remained until 1979. During that time, he worked for Crosstown Services and then began a long mining career, when he became employed at Steep Rock Iron Mines in 1956. In 1964, he and Diane were married and their two sons were born within the next four years. Many happy hours were spent camping, visiting friends and family, skidooing and enjoying the cabin at Warner Lake. In 1979 with the impending closure of the Atikokan mines, Orval gained employment at Lornex Mining Corp. and the family moved to Logan Lake, BC. Orval worked as an equipment/shovel operator until his retirement in 1998. Once retired, he enjoyed golfing and took up woodworking. He spent many hours in his shop and completed several fine pieces of intarsia. Orval was a caring, generous man, who clearly understood the value of the important things in life, such as his family and friends. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Logan Lake Community Church with the Reverend Jim White officiating. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Dr. Soderberg and the staff at the Nicola Valley Hospital and also the staff at Ponderosa Lodge, where Orval was residing at the time of his passing. Donations, in memory of Orval may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. We miss you, Baba. Rest in Peace. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454
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ANAKA, William (Bill)
July 1, 1932 – February 14, 2017
January 22, 1934 – February 10, 2017
A Great Man, husband, father, Poppa, Great-Poppa, Bop, and Brother…passed away peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy struggle with the disease, Alzheimer’s. The disease did not define Bill…rather Bill himself fought bravely. He is now Free. The “dash” in one’s life between birth and death, cannot be summarized in words, and to describe the Lifetime Journey of Bill… my Dad, in a paragraph, would be impossible. To those who were blessed to know Bill, they were truly blessed to know the tender, generous, hardworking and determined Man. Bill was the youngest of 13 hailing from Swan Plain, Saskatchewan. He moved to Vancouver at age 18 with his sister and best friend Olga, and graduated from Britannia Secondary School. Bill spent many years playing Triple A softball as a pitcher and then later took his talent to coaching the Vancouver Women’s Softball Team. Bill was never afraid of hard work and always worked more than one job, including shooting pool, mowing lawns, digging swimming pools and the like. Bill’s first career began with McGavins Bakery, delivering baked goods in his trusty bread truck to primarily the East End of Vancouver. He was a believer that if you wanted to succeed in this world, hard work, dedication and determination was the secret to success. Bill met the love of his life, Gail Edwards, just shortly after arriving in Vancouver. He took one look at her beauty and sparkling smile and knew she was the one for him! Bill and Gail were married in the summer of 1957 in Vancouver and began their 59 year Lifelong Journey of Love together…. After many loyal years with McGavins, the will to succeed and his adventurous spirit drew him to seek a career in Real Estate. His real estate career started in 1974 with Anaka and Fleming Real Estate, and then Hearts Realty and finally settling in with him and Gail forming Anaka Realty specializing exclusively in Hotel, Motel and Pub sales. This would take him all over BC to list and sell Hotels, Motels and Pub establishments, as well as personally owning and operating several of their own Hotels throughout the years. Bill and Gail made a perfect successful team… It was a winning combination that would provide and bring them a very long and happy future together as true partners. Bill’s passions were travelling to wherever the sun would shine, boating on the ocean or lake, fishing, hunting and sitting by a warm campfire, and of course, Chinese Food! Bill and Gail travelled to their all-time favorite get-away and home away from home, Kihei, Maui for many, many years. In 1988, Bill, Gail and Cindy packed up and moved to Ashcroft to own and operate the Ashcroft River Inn. After his very successful career in real estate, it was time for him to retire and reap his long hard earned rewards and the small town atmosphere was like “coming home” to him. He and Gail would eventually move around thereafter, building and owning homes in Vernon, the Shuswap and finally settling into Kamloops. My father Bill was a Very Great Man who taught me some of life’s most valuable lessons. He taught the importance of Love and Loyalty, to fight for what is right, the lesson of hard work and determination, the lesson of forgiveness and compassion, and the one greatest lesson he forever told was: Never judge a book by its cover, it’s what’s on the inside that truly matters. Bill is survived by his forever loyal love of 59 years, Gail, his son Bill Jr (Ornella and Breanna), daughter Cindy (Kelly Adamski, Bailey, Lincoln, Jade, Mick, Miranda, Austine, Peyton, Ty, Amanda, Lukas and Benjamin). Sisters Olga Lahti, Mary Trimble and Lena Ginetz. As per Bill’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. So please raise your glass in a toast to Bill, brewed beer or a fine glass of Dom Perignon will do just fine… send him on his way, catch that perfect fish, light a campfire, go hunting for a moose ( go catch a moose as Gail would say!) and enjoy a beautiful sunset. A Journey full of adventure, determination, achievement and Love. You are finally Free Dad….and forever in our hearts. A very special thank you to my Mom, Gail for her dedication, strength and love she provided Dad with all these years, and to Dr. Howie, Ponderosa Lodge and the Kamloops Seniors Village, Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences may be made at www.tvfh.ca
Surrounded by the love of her family Lorraine passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her husband Walter Frymire, her children Linda James and Tim Sandry, her sisters and her many grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and daughter Margo and her brother Alec. Lorraine will also be missed by so many relatives and friends who appreciated her love of life, laughter and a good time. Mom loved to live life to the fullest. Her greatest loves were dancing, family gatherings and spending time with friends. We know she is now with her beloved daughter Margo and doing exactly that. She was a proud First Nations woman of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and will be sadly missed. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; 635 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
Alexandrew Keith Bryden Hanna Keith Hanna passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in the Royal Inland Hospital on February 6, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Keith is predeceased by his beloved wife Frances, parents Sadie and Bill, brothers Trevor, in infancy, Glen (Rose) and sister-in-law Judy (Horst) Holwein. He leaves behind his son Bruce, daughter-in-law Lisa Dyer and many close friends. Keith was born in Kamloops in 1938 and grew up at the Lone Pine Farm in Westsyde. In 1965, he married the love of his wife Frances Russill, who swept him off his feet with her quick wit and beautiful smile. Keith was an accomplished builder and developer, a visionary who loved to create. In 1975, the family moved to Blackpool where he and Frances set up and operated the Thompson Crossing (Keekwille Village) manufactured home park. Over the years, Keith and Frances were very active in the community, including participation in the Lion’s Club. During this period, Keith oversaw the construction of many community facilities in the Clearwater area, including the Blackpool Fire Hall and the Clearwater Medical Centre. Quality craftsmanship was of the utmost importance to Keith, always ensuring that his projects were built to the highest of standards, Keith and France created the partnership
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Edwin (Ted) Mulford Edwin (Ted) Mulford was born on March 16, 1927 in Vancouver, BC and passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017. Ted was predeceased by his wife Irene in 2010 as well as his daughterin-law Beverley Mulford in 2016. He is survived and greatly missed by his sons Allen and Terry (Gill) Mulford, his granddaughters Sarah and Katrina, his sister Winn and numerous nieces and nephews. Ted was a prominent architect in the Kamloops area and designed many buildings that you see in Kamloops today. Ted was also an active golfer and gardner. He loved to play cards and spend time with his grandchildren. As requested by Ted there will be no funeral. Friends wishing to make memorial donations are encouraged to support the Kamloops Hospice Association at 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com Schoenings Funeral Service 250-374-1454
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“I just hold my face in a certain way and I’m Tina, Cher, Barbra Streisand. It’s hard to explain. I feel them in my body and I just do the face.”
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ometimes, the real comedy at a Bonnie Kilroe show isn’t out on stage — it’s behind the curtains. That’s where the Vancouver-based performer and one assistant “rip, unzip and zip” to get the celebrity impersonator into her next outfit and wig in about a minute.
She’ll return to the stage perhaps as Cher or Dolly Parton. She may be sporting a cowgirl hat and channelling Patsy Cline or those incredible stiletto heels that are emblematic of Tina Turner. All tolled, Kilroe has about 40 characters in her resume, half of whom will be recre-
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TOEJAM Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Barnhartvale Hall
Toejam — Maureen Brown, Gerda Faber, Doug Fenwish and Tom Konopski — will be performing at the upcoming Barnhartvale Coffee House. The quartet of musicians from the Kamloops and North Thompson areas present folk-roots music with country, blues, jazz and old classics. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. There is also an open mic session for other performers, who can sign up for it at the door. Admission is $5, free for children under 12 and open-mic performers. For more information, call 250-573-0025 or go online to barnhartvalecoffeehouse.com.
MEMORIAL CONCERT Saturday, Feb. 18, at Cjs Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Tribute concert in honour of Rob Medves, a longtime employee of the downtown night club who died in 2015. The show will feature Andrew Christopher, Big Shiny and the Chris Buck Band. The night is a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets are $30 or $100 for a group of four. They can be bought at the venue or online at kamtix.ca.
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IMPROV NIGHT Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Stagehouse Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.
Kamloops. The theme of this month’s show is Dungeons and Dragons. Tickets are $15 and are available online at chimeratheatre.com/tickets or at the door. A cash bar will be available. The show is appropriate for those ages 16 and older.
RING OF FIRE Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.
Western Canada Theatre’s new musical production kicks off next week at Sagebrush Theatre. The show is inspired by Johnny Cash, with more than 30 songs. Tickets are available from Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-7467 or kamloopslive.ca.
LADIES’ AFTERNOON DRAWING CLUB Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 465 Victoria St.
A Kamloops Art Gallery instructor leads a workshop for women who want to drink tea or coffee, meet people and work on their art skills. Each workshop has a different topic.
ART DUEL Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Artists compete blindfolded in an all-ages event. Participants are judged on their costumes, performances and completed drawing. For more information, call 250-377-2400.
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Thompson Valley Orchestra tenor saxophone player Tom Eccleston is one of many longtime members of the growing orchestra.
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s the Thompson Valley Orchestra (TVO) celebrates its 20th anniversary, it is also bidding adieu to its founder and longtime musical director, Norris Berg. The community orchestra will play its final two concerts under Berg’s direction in the coming months — Classics Meet Broadway on March 4 and a tribute concert in celebration of the anniversary on May 6. TVO has grown significantly with Berg at the helm, from a band of 12 string players to a
full orchestra of more than 50 volunteers. Since its inception, it has provided a setting for amateur musicians and students to flourish, said board member Gail Ovington, and the non-profit hopes to prolong that legacy under new direction. Youth players currently represent about one-third of the orchestra. “It’s a real community. It’s a family affair,” Ovington said. “This is something that’s really unique. There’s lots of bands and there’s other opportunities for kids, but this is the only orchestra that teenagers can pick up their
violin after they’ve had a lesson and go and join.” The programme for Classics Meet Broadway includes Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Finale, Berlioz’s Hugarian March and selections from West Side Story, Pink Panther, Porgy and Bess, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Trek — a style variety characteristic of the orchestra that aims to have a wide appeal. The orchestra’s musical repertoire has always encompassed a mixture of light classical, show tunes, pop songs and movie soundtracks. “We like to provide a variety. [Berg] has
always envisioned exactly what he has and we want to continue that once he retires,” Ovington said. “We want the momentum and the feeling of the kids being excited and people coming and being really excited, too.” Carmen Ranta is the guest artist for the March 4 concert, bringing two saxophone solos to the programme. The show will take place at the orchestra’s new concert location, Kamloops Full Tabernacle, 1150 Tranquille Rd. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students
and $35 for families. They are available on a first-come first-served basis at the door. The venue holds 360 people and early arrival is recommended. The Thompson Valley Orchestra’s May 6 tribute concert will be Berg’s last and the programme is still being finalized. TVO is looking for three guest conductors to lead concerts in its 2017-2018 season. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28. Qualified applicants can inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website at thompsonvalleyorchestra.ca
Kilroe has won awards for her show including an award of excellence last year at a convention of celebrity imposters. The Bea Fogelman Award was named for the woman who helped professionalize her industry and inspired the annual conventions in Las Vegas and Florida. The winner has to have a multi-character repertoire and a high level of professionalism on and off the stage. Winners must also have exceptional detail in their work. Her awards list includes recognition for costuming, for looking the most like their celebrity character after they are in costume, for comedy and for most unique act. Kilroe said of all her characters, her favourite is Cher — even though to become the iconic singer, she has to slither into a full bodysuit in less than a minute “and it’s just brutal. It’s not fun to put on.” She said she enjoys portraying Cher because she has attitude. The show is multimedia with videos shown on-screen during the costume changes. Some of them are parodies; for example, she mocks Miley Cyrus in a video called Yoga Ball. While the clothes and hair change, Kilroe has just one makeup look. She said she finds it easier to create her characters through facial expressions, along with the look and the voice. “I just hold my face in a certain way and I’m Tina, Cher, Barbra Streisand,” she said. “It’s hard to explain. I feel them in my body and I just do the face.” Kamloops has seen her work in the past. She has done shows at McCracken’s Pub and Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse and is looking forward to bringing her divas to the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre for a dinner show. It starts with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Volunteers will be collecting hair donations at the event — they need to be at least six inches long. Hair of any colour is accepted; grey hair is sold and the proceeds used to buy children’s wings. Donations can’t be bleached hair or dreadlocks. It takes from six to 10 donated ponytails to make one hairpiece. Most recipients are girls and the majority have lost their hair from alopecia areata. Others have lost their hair from radiation, chemotherapy, burns or other conditions. Tickets are $80 in advance and $100 on the day of the event. The are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250374-5483, kamloopslive.ca. The show is being sponsored by many local businesses but has been organized by Side Show Productions and Paul Cuthbert.
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n Jan. 11, the small northern city of Bodo became the first city in Norway to go entirely to digital radio. The rest of Norway should be switched over by the end of 2017. Norway has not abandoned radio for the Internet. Rather, they’re going to a new form of radio broadcasting.
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Sixty-six per cent of the population in Norway opposed the decision, yet the government went ahead anyway. Switzerland and the U.K. are also considering a switch over in the next five years. Is digital radio superior to current FM and AM radio? That depends on what you’re looking for.
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ship for DAB reaches 50 per cent. DAB also covers less distance than an FM system, which, in turn, covers less distance than an AM signal. For a small country like Norway, this system might work. But for a country like Canada, with huge distances between cities, there will be enormous gaps in DAB coverage. Another problem is cost to the radio stations themselves. It currently costs Norway’s broadcasters about $39 million to operate DAB stations, some of which will be covered by the government. With Canada’s size and the current cost of DAB, I doubt we’ll be seeing it here any time soon. Mainly small and rich countries will benefit from DAB at this time, with much of the third world still relying on cheap and reliable AM and FM signals.
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Much the same as the debate between CDs and vinyl, you’ll find fans of both a digital signal, which is distortion free, and an analog signal, which some find “warmer” than a sterile digital broadcast. A station could sell separate ad packages for each sub-station on their frequencies, leading to more money coming into the station. However, current radios do not have the ability to pick up digital radio broadcasts. A digital adapter for existing radios costs about $235. More than two-million cars in Norway do not have DAB receivers and will need to be adapted by the end of 2017. Some critics have pointed out that emergency signals would be missed by non-DAB receivers as Norway does the switch over during the year. There’s also the possibility of a lockout system, like Netflix, so only those who pay for the service would be able to hear it. The U.K. has no plans to switch any time soon, saying it will review it when listener-
Advance passes are available exclusively online. Advance single tickets are available online and from Moviemart (444 St. Paul Street) and TRUSU (Campus Activity Centre at TRU). Fees apply when purchasing advance tickets online or at Moviemart. *Every attendee at a KFF screening must have a current Kamloops Film Society Membership ($2). The TRU UPASS acts as a membership for KFF screenings.
The spotlight hits The Man in Black next week as Western Canada Theatre presents Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash. The biographical musical includes more than 30 of the songs Cash made famous, including I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue and Folsom Prison JOHNNY CASH Blues. A co-production between WCT and Chemainus Theatre, it stars Timothy Brummund, Scott Carmichael, Andrea Cross, Samantha Currie, Mark MacRae, Jonas Shandel, Zachary Steveson and Kraig Waye. Stevenson is also the music director. The show runs at Sagebrush Theatre from Feb. 23 to March 4. Tickets are at Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
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AND THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10:00 AM.
Rev. McFadyen will speak about how societies erect walls to close in cities and nations and to imprison people. We sometimes erect barriers that keep our own lives hostage. We can begin to tear down these walls through justice-seeking, relationship building, and allowing love to triumph over hate, fear, and anger. Special guest from the Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society.
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As Kamloops Symphony Orchestra continues to search for someone to replace longtime music director Bruce Dunn at the end of the year, Leslie Dala guest conducted a recent performance at Sagebrush Theatre. Watch for profiles of the other two candidates in upcoming editions of KTW.
Dance with the Fiddlers in March Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers hold their monthly dance on Saturday, March 4, at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., in Riverside Park. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. L P G A
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Choristers celebrate 50 years: ‘There’s a magic in singing with the group’ Members planning celebration at spring concert in May, reunion in June ANDREA KLASSEN
The names and outfits have changed with the years but, for half a century, the love of singing that first brought the Kamloops Choristers together has remained a constant. “No matter what is going on in your life, it’s such a creative release it tends to lift you spirit,” said Suzanne Legault, who joined the group in the 1970s, when it was known as the Choristers 24 and its members were mainly staff from what was then known as School District 24. “If something works, you tend to stay with it.” The Choristers boast between 70 to 80 members, a number of whom have sung with the group from its early days. Assistant director Margaret Brown found the group in 1968, when it was known as the New Century Singers, shortly after moving to Canada from
New Zealand. “Within the first few weeks of being in town I asked, ‘Is there a good choir in town?’ I just had to find that out,” she said. While some members have musical backgrounds, often from singing in school choruses, it’s not a requirement to join and members don’t need to audition. “It’s anybody that loves to sing,” Brown said. “We have some experienced people who read music and we have other people who they’ve retired and decided that they’ve always wanted to sing and they’d like to come along and join a choir. There’s a total variety of ages and abilities.” Former director Kelvin Barlow said the welcoming environment is part of the reason the Choristers have survived so many decades. “It’s quite nonthreatening and I think that’s one of the appeals for a lot of people,” he said, noting men in particular can
find singing in a chorus a daunting prospect. A range of good music also helps. The group’s repertoire includes Broadway show tunes, contemporary Canadian choral music, classical pieces and folk songs. Ultimately Barlow, who directed the Choristers for about 25 years, said the rush of performing is the biggest draw. “People say they drag themselves to rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and go home like this,” he said spiralling a finger into the air to explain the energy practices at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church can bring. “There’s a magic in singing with the group.” Mark Faliszewski, president of the Choristers’ executive and a member since the 1980s, agrees. He joined the group after singing in school and stayed for the social aspect and the thrill of singing. “You do a hard day’s work and rush through
dinner and you get to choir and you’re tired from all the stresses of the day,” he said. “But, by the end of rehearsal, you feel great. Whatever it is, the brain, the breathing — you feel very good.” To celebrate their 50th anniversary, as well as the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, the Choristers are planning a special trip down memory lane. Five former directors, including its founder, Marian Owens, will lead the choir through a few of their favourite pieces during this year’s spring concert on May 6. The group will dedicate the rest of the show to Canadian songs. A 50th reunion tea is also set for June. For more information about the Choristers, contact Brown at 250-372-8693. The group isn’t taking new members until after its spring concert, but will hold open rehearsals again later this year.
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ylan Playfair was a popular player during the one season of Junior A hockey he played with the Merritt Centennials back in 2011-2012. He was quick with a smile and a joke and always good for a quote. Despite his family lineage — both his dad and uncle played in the NHL — Playfair wasn’t the most talented performer on the ice. He recorded just two assists in 40 games in a Cents’ uniform to go along with 56 minutes in penalties. But he was a standup guy — great in the dressing room and ready and willing to go to war for his teammates on the ice — in the corners and at the drop of a glove.
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Inspired by fellow Canadian Taylor Kitsch (a former Langley Hornet player in the BCHL who went on to star in the hit TV series Friday Night Lights and the Disney feature film John Carter), the 19-year-old Playfair terminated his hockey career in the fall of 2012 and turned his attention to the silver screen. He attended acting schools in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Playfair’s on-screen
debut took place in the full-length flick Grave Encounters 2. He got to play one of the doomed frat boys, Trevor, in the Canadian-American horror film directed by John Poliquin and written by the Vicious Brothers. “I got killed off on page 75,” Playfair recently told Calgary Herald reporter Scott Cruickshank. “I made it pretty far considering the ghosts were pretty pissed off.”
Not too long after, Playfair landed the role of one of Gordie Howe’s sons, Marty, in the biopic Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story. The movie chronicles the legendary Detroit Red Wing’s return to pro hockey with the Houston Aeros at the age of 45, to play alongside Marty and his younger son, Mark. In 2014, Playfair took on the part of Malcolm Knoxford III (Knox) in the YTV children’s comedy series Some Assembly Required. “[Knox] is a happygo-lucky, energetic, crash-test-dummy kind of guy,” Playfair told Province reporter Glen Schaefer back in 2014. He was nominated for and won a Joey Award for his work on the show. On Super Bowl Sunday of last year,
Playfair returned to the screen in the premiere of Crave TV’s Letterkenny — a raucous, raunchy sitcom about young people’s lives in small-town Ontario. The fictitious setting is loosely based on Listowel, Ont., the hometown of Letterkenny’s creator and co-star Jared Keeso. Playfair plays the part of (go figure) hockey-playing Reilly, one of the many irreverent, potty-mouthed characters on the show that has largely been filmed to date in Sudbury, Ont. On March 10, 2016, Letterkenny was renewed for a second season and, in August of the same year, CraveTV announced the go-ahead for a third season. The Globe and Mail’s John Doyle called the series “refreshing and intoxi-
cating, funny, mad, droll, childish and spiky. Not since Trailer Park Boys launched have we heard the flavourful, salty Canadian vernacular used with such aplomb and abandon. “Almost all the conversations are raw comedy and utterly plausible as smalltown guy talk.” CraveTV has stated Letterkenny’s debut in early 2016 was the biggest of any series on their platform since it launched in 2014, and that nearly one-third of all their subscribers have tuned into the series at some time. Working almost non-stop since the end of his hockey-playing days four years ago, Playfair is not content to rest on his acting laurels thus far. When not on set, he likes to call Los Angeles home. His goals are lofty and his focus intense.
He resorted to a hockey analogy to get his point across to the Calgary Herald’s Cruickshank about the audition process. “There’s other guys there who look just like you, so you have to figure out, ‘OK, what am I going to do differently that casting directors are going to notice?’ [It’s] really similar to a tryout. You get out on the ice . . . and it’s ‘I can hit a little bit harder, I can skate a little bit faster.’” CraveTV is an online streaming service for subscribers only; however, clips and trailers from the various episodes of Letterkenny can be viewed on YouTube. Warning: the language and content are salty. Parental guidance is advised. Also look for Playfair in 2017 in the films Descendants 2, Still/ Born and It Stains the Sand Red.
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Kuching: Malaysia’s captivating cat city ‘It is a charming town and not the least of its appeal is that it pays whimsical tribute to its nomenclature’ MARGARET DEEFHOLTS
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A woman in a blazing orange and green batik-print gown and embroidered head scarf examines a pair of sunglasses bearing a designer label. A stout matriarch, floppy hat perched on her head, presides over her display of fresh bok choy and taro roots. A shop-keeper rolls out a bolt of shimmering brocade for a couple of teenagers and two little girls giggle shyly as I stop to take a look at the array of fresh fish set out on green plastic trays. I am on Jalan Gambier street in the heart of the city of Kuching (capital of Sarawak, Borneo) on a humid December afternoon. My T-shirt has been reduced to a soggy dishrag and my hair clings in Medusalike coils around my temples. If I had any sense, I’d retreat to my airconditioned haven at the Crown Plaza Hotel, but I’m a junkie when it comes to inhaling the smells, sights and sounds of street bazaars — and this one has me hooked. I look wistfully at carved Iban blow-pipes and darts. They’d be a wonderful conversation piece back home, but airport security might squirm. There’s no knowing what havoc
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD PHOTOS Sarawak, Borneo’s capital city Kuching offers this stunning sunset view (above) along the waterfront. One of the region’s exotic local delicacies is called sago worms (below).
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I succumb, deciding to worry about my MasterCard bill later. Across Jalan, Gambier Street is a produce market where housewives, like flocks of fussy hens, peck at
flame-coloured peppers, purple eggplants and chubby little yellow bananas. The air smells of papaya, mango and durian mingled with spicier aromas of coriander, chillies and roasting peanuts. I pass on an offering of sago worms, but toy with the idea of buying a jar of sambal (shrimp paste embellished with a fiery chilli sauce). It is early evening now and a breeze has sprung up, dissipating the afternoon’s humidity. I stroll toward Kuching’s Waterfront Esplanade and come face to face with the city’s unique historical heritage. Just beyond the dig-
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nified old courthouse and clock tower, a stone obelisk honours Rajah Charles Brooke. Sarawak is the only state in the world to have been ruled by three generations of white rajahs. The astonishing thing is they weren’t representatives of Britain’s colonial power — they were independent administrators who held sway as absolute rulers for three generations. The first rajah, a swashbuckling adventurer, James Brooke succeeded in quelling a rebellion against a local governor. As a token of gratitude, the Sultan of Brunei who owned vast territories in Borneo, proclaimed him Rajah of Sarawak in 1841. His nephew Charles Brooke and Charles’s son, Vyner Brooke continued the white rajah dynasty — although Vyner Brooke and his family were forced to take refuge in Australia after the Japanese occupation in 1941. On his return to Borneo, he decided to cede Sarawak to the British Crown in 1946. It wasn’t a popular move. Anti-colonial sentiment erupted into violent demonstrations and, eventually, Sarawak became part of the federation of Malaysia in the early 1960s. An interesting footnote to this is that a branch of the Rajahs
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Brooke family reputedly now live in Canada and that a small town (25 square kilometres) called Sarawak near Owen Sound in northern Ontario pays tribute to this connection. As I emerge onto the Waterfront Esplanade, the sun is setting, turning the sky to burnished copper. The cityscape glimmers with firefly lights, their reflections fractured in the Sarawak River. People stroll, chat and munch on peanuts. Across the water, the magnificent Astana — once the Brooke family’s palace — is a white ghost against the encroaching dusk. I am regretful at the thought of leaving Kuching the following morning. It is a charming town and not the least of its appeal is that it pays whimsical tribute to its nomenclature. Kuching means cat in Malay. No one is quite sure how the name originated but perhaps it was derived from the cat’s eye trees that grow abundantly in the area. Be that as it may, Kuching boasts the only cat museum in the country and statues of playful felines — in the main town square and at the Waterfront Esplanade — are oft– photographed icons of a city as graceful and beguiling as its namesake. travelwriterstales.com
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he name’s Bill, but most folks call me Butch. Just wanted to tell you guys about this amazing biker dude named Jesus. He and his dad had this awesome custom motorcycle shop, Joe’s Custom Choppers. Jesus’ dad taught him the business from the ground up and they made a lot of sweet rides. Anyway, Joe passed and Jesus kept the business going, but shortened it to J.C. Choppers. He liked to build his rides with ape hanger handlebars — “ape steels” he called them. Most of the guys he built for wanted them on their rides and people started calling them “The Apesteels.” Anyway, Jesus had this cousin John, some kind of Baptist preacher, I think. He went over to
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the Middle East somewhere to do some preachin’ and got kidnapped by some jihadis. They couldn’t get a ransom so they chopped his head off. Pretty nasty stuff. Jesus decided to give up building choppers and carry on his cousin’s work. He was a pretty charismatic guy and a heck of a good talker. Pretty soon, he talked about 12 of the guys he built bikes for
to come and help him with his mission. The 13 of them rode their choppers in a group and made a sensation everywhere they went. Pretty soon, people were calling them J.C. and the 12 Apesteels. J.C. gave his guys pretty cool nicknames. His No. 1 guy, Simon, he just called “The Rock” because that dude was solid. Another guy, Thomas, was a twin, so J.C. called him V-Twin. The guy that handled all the group’s money was named Judas Ott, but J.C. called him Scary-Ott. One time, they were at this party. The caterers ran out of beer and J.C. somehow managed to turn some barrels of water into beer. Nobody knows how he did it, but I talked to a guy who was there and he said it was
the best beer he ever tasted. Another time, J.C. was doin’ a big talk and there was like 5,000 people there. Nobody thought to bring food except this one little dude with a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Somehow J.C. turned that Happy Meal into a feast for the whole crowd — it was amazing. I did manage to make it to one talk myself and got close enough to hear what he had to say. He said stuff like, “You’re cool even if you’re poor, because when you get to heaven, everybody will be rich. You’re cool even if you’re all depressed, because God reaches out to those who are super sad. And you’re cool if you’re good at calming people down and helping them get along with each other.
God’s got a special reward for them.” Stuff like that. Sometimes even the Apesteels had trouble understanding what the heck J.C. was talking about — like when he said, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” The Rock asked him, “Well, who is my neighbour?” J.C. told this story. “There was this dude bikin’ along, minding his own business when he hit a patch of gravel on a corner and wiped out. “He was all cut up and bleeding. “Some meth addicts came along and, not only did they not help him, they roughed him up some more, stole all his money and his bike. “So, he’s sittin’ on the side of the road, all dirty and bleeding. This bishop in a Cadillac takes one look at him and drives
right on by. “Then a lawyer dude in a BMW slows down a bit, but doesn’t want to get blood on his fancy upholstery, so he drives by, too. “Then this poor guy riding an Ural motorcycle with a sidecar comes along. He sees from the guy’s chaps that he’s a biker, too, so he stops to help. “He rearranges all his gear, puts the guy in the sidecar and takes him to the nearest clinic. “The meth addicts stole the guy’s wallet, so he can’t even prove he has health insurance. “So the Ural guy takes out his Visa and says, ‘Just patch him up and put it on my tab.’ “So which one of the three was the best neighbour?” J.C. asks. The Rock says, “The Ural guy, of course.” J.C. says, “That’s how generous and
helpful you need to be to anyone who’s in trouble.” Scary-Ott decided to sell J.C. out because he was preachin’ without a licence and the mucky-mucks resented that so many people were listening to him instead of comin’ to their churches. They got him arrested and when J.C. said he could spring himself in three days, they put him in a super-max cell. How he got out after three days, I’ll never know. He was the coolest dude I ever met. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith section. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to email@example.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.
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