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1893 INCORPORATION OF KAMLOOPS
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DID YOU KNOW? In Shuswap Lake, Copper Island got its name after the precious metal was discovered on the land mass east of Scotch Creek. — Kamloops Museum and Archives
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There is the potential for low-level flooding around the Kamloops area in the next two weeks as rapid snow melt from a May heat wave continues to plague the province. “At this stage, it’s going to be potentially challenging in the North Thompson as we get into next week in terms of higher flows — and then towards the end of next week or weekend, we might start to see that on the South Thompson side,” B.C. River Forecast Centre head David Campbell said. While the flood risk isn’t as dire as it is in other parts of the province, Campbell said the trend of rapid snow melt is a concern for Kamloops, particularly in the South Thompson basin, where the snow pack was measured at 126 per cent of normal on May 1. “I think there are risks of higher than normal levels this year on the Thompson,” Campbell said.
The city has also closed a portion of the Rivers Trail that connects Riverside and Pioneer parks. The South Thompson River has spilled across the section of the path that runs under the CN Rail bridge behind Sandman Centre.
The City of Kamloops said flows in the Thompson rivers have been rising by 20 to 30 centimetres a day, but that’s predicted to taper off on the long weekend before rising again next week. “In the next day or two here, we’re going to have that levelling off effect and then either holding steady from there or a slight decline and then
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The Tunkwa Lake Road wildfire, located about six kilometres north of the Logan Lake, is estimated at 145 hectares in size. The BC Wildfire Service said the blaze remains classified as out of control, though there is no current threat to any structures. The wildfire service said 60 firefighters and personnel are on site working to increase containment and limit spread with the help of 10 pieces of heavy equipment and two helicopters. Airtankers are offering supporting as needed. The wildfire service said the blaze is suspected to be human caused. Smoke from the fire has drifted into Kamloops this week. To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
basically gaining everything we’ve lost over that decline,” said Greg Wightman, the city’s utility services manager. The forecast for the next week calls for temperatures in the 30 C range in Kamloops.
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CITYpage Council Calendar May 23, 2018 5:00 pm - Social Planning Council DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street May 29, 2018 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West June 11, 2018 3:30 pm - Junior Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West June 12, 2018 9:00 am - Council Workshop 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West June 13, 2018 4:45 pm - Heritage Commission DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street June 14, 2018 8:00 am - Parks and Recreation Committee TCC Meeting Room A, 910 McGill Road
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GREEN BIKE LANES Green paint is now visible in the bike lanes on Hugh Allan Drive, between Versatile Drive and Pacific Way, and at the intersection of Highland Road and Valleyview Drive. Green paint increases the visibility of the bike lanes, promotes the use of extra caution at intersections, and reminds drivers to slow down and watch for cyclists. Drivers will continue in their lanes as normal and follow regular traffic rules. Motorists are not permitted to cross over solid bike lanes unless they are turning into or out of intersecting roadways, laneways, driveways, or parking spots. Any questions regarding this initiative can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC LIONS TRAINING CAMP The BC Lions are returning to Kamloops May 20-June 8, 2018, for their ninth consecutive training camp, presented by Sun Peaks Resort. This year’s camp will see new General Manager, Ed Hervey, at the helm, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team to the TCC. Fanfest is also returning, and fans of all ages are invited to show their “Lions Pride” at Hillside Stadium on Saturday, May 26, 5:00-9:30 pm, to celebrate with the BC Lions players, trainers, and coaches through a variety of festivities. The Lions will host a free amateur football clinic starting at 6:00 pm, followed by a practice/scrimmage from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. After the practice, players and coaches will be available for pictures and autographs. For the kids, there will be face painting, inflatable games, prizes, and more. The night will conclude with a fireworks celebration at 9:30 pm, presented by BCLC. Visit www.bclions.com/trainingcamp for a complete list of practice times.
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Sprinkling and irrigating are not allowed between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on any day.
Transportation Master Plan Have you talked to us yet? The City has nearly completed the Transportation Master Plan (TMP), an update to the Travelsmart Plan (1999). Your input is important and we want to hear from you! Be entered to win an iPad Mini and provide input to finalize the plan by participating in the online survey, which is available at kamloops.ca/letstalk.
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Automatic irrigation: Sprinkling and irrigating between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 am are restricted to automatic irrigation systems or sprinklers controlled by a timer and must comply with even and odd days for watering. Penalties (warnings will not be issued): • first offence - $100 • each subsequent offence - $200 Note: All outdoor, hand-use hoses must be equipped with a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle and are permitted to be used at any time.
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City, SD73 named in lawsuit stemming from Westsyde pool project TIM PETRUK
A local construction company is suing the City of Kamloops and School District No. 73, among others, alleging it wasn’t paid more than $180,000 for work done on the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre in 2016. Anvil Ironworks has filed suit in B.C. Supreme Court seeking $182,034.40, plus interest, for work it claims to have completed a short time after being hired in August 2016 by D&T Developments. D&T was the general contractor retained by the city to complete a $3-million upgrade of the facility after problems with the building’s roof were discovered and the facility was closed for more than two years, beginning in June 2015. In its notice of claim, Anvil states “D&T failed: to pay Anvil for the installation of the decking and for other aspects of its work and materials supplied to
the improvement; and to adequately supervise and appoint competent representatives to be in attendance while work was being performed.” Work on the building was halted in December 2016, weeks after Anvil installed its steel decking. At the time, the city claimed it discovered its contractor had installed steel roof decking that did not meet its specifications — an issue caught only after workers had completed additional work on top of the incorrect decking. In January 2017, city capital projects manager Darren Crundwell told KTW the city’s contract with D&T required the decking to be treated with a special coating to make the material more resistant to high-moisture environments. The process was done at the factory where the decking is produced. In its lawsuit, Anvil accused the city of approving plans under which its materials would be acceptable. “The [City of] Kamloops rep-
resentation was made with the intention that Anvil would rely on the [City of] Kamloops representation,” the lawsuit alleges. “Anvil reasonably relied on the [City of] Kamloops representation and as a result has suffered, and continues to suffer, loss, damage and expense.” Anvil placed a builder’s lien on the Westsyde project in March 2017. According to court documents, neither the City of Kamloops nor D&T Developments have replied to the Anvil lawsuit. Another defendant, engineering firm Read Jones Christoffersen, has filed a response, alleging Anvil was the party at fault. “By entering into the contract with D&T for the improvement, the plaintiff obligated itself to provide the decking in accordance with the material specifications and, by failing to do so, was the author of its own misfortune,” the reply reads. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
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ADOPTION IN BC Adopting a child can be one of the biggest decisions in life. The Adoption Act governs how adoptions happen in British Columbia. There are several types of adoption possible in British Columbia, including through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, international (or inter-country adoptions), adoption by relatives or step-parents (including adult adoptions), and direct placement adoption agencies in which parents choose someone they know as the adoptive parents of their child. 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.
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There is a 40 per cent chance of showers on Friday, but no other rain in the forecast for the next week. “That’s why you’re starting to see this levelling off or even a slight decline in the river elevations,” Wightman said. “There’s just no prediction of significant rain coming.” As of Thursday, the river elevation in the Thompson River at Overlanders Bridge was at 343 metres above sea level — the highest it’s been for that date when compared to other well known flood years, according to a measurement chart from the city. The river elevation was 342m about a week ago, meaning an additional metre of water is flowing beneath the bridge now, Wightman said. The elevation on May
Greg Wightman, the city’s utility-services manager, surveys river levels on Thursday at the pier in Riverside Park. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
17, 2017, was 341.5m. With water levels expected to continue rising, the municipality this week closed the pier at Riverside Park and Rivers Trail between Riverside and Pioneer parks. The railings on the pier were taken down by city staff on Thursday morning and warning signs and fencing went up. “Rising flood waters have just made it unsafe there and definitely need to keep people off
of that pier,” Wightman said, noting the railings need to be removed as they can act as a debris trap. On Rivers Trail, about a foot of water has accumulated on the trail below the rail bridge. The river level there is about two feet below the pathway off the beach in Riverside Park. Near the Henry Grube Education Centre on the North Shore, the beach is completely under water.
In addition to continued monitoring of river levels, city staff have been covering catch basins in lowlying areas with large flood protection bags to prevent river water from backing up onto roadways. To date, Wightman said, the city has received no reports of flooding from residents, but has received plenty of queries for sandbags, which are available at fire halls around town. Wightman said flows in Campbell Creek appears to have peaked and is starting to drop. The city continues to monitor smaller creeks, but the main concerns at this point are the Thompson rivers.
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KTW FILE PHOTOS Thirty-three per cent of Kamloops council is composed of women. From left: Pat Wallace, Tina Lange and Kathy Sinclair.
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hree years ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau famously told reporters his newly appointed federal cabinet would be made up of half women and half men “because it’s 2015.” Fast forward to 2018 in Kamloops and female representation in municipal politics is not close to meeting Trudeau’s 50-50 ideal. “I think there was a sense for a while … there was more women on municipal city councils because it was more accessible, more adaptable to their schedules, particularly having families and business, things like that,” Thompson Rivers University political science professor Terry Kading told KTW. “But actually, when somebody looked at the numbers and crunched them across Canada of all-sized communities, basically they were just as underrepresented at the municipal level as they are at the provincial and federal levels.” Women have been outnumbered three to one around the horseshoe at Kamloops City Hall for four years, after the city’s 2014 general election and 2017 byelection resulted in just three of nine councillors without a Y chromosome. One of them is set to retire this year, which could result in an even bigger gender gap. Underlining the male-
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dominated council is the fact just one woman has ever been elected mayor in the city’s 125-year history. Two councillors are calling on the women of Kamloops to roll up their sleeves and run in this fall’s civic election. “We need you,” Coun. Tina Lange said to females in the city. “Your city needs you.” Lange and Coun. Kathy Sinclair are hosting a roundtable discussion at the end of the month to discuss their experience in local politics, answer questions and break down barriers facing women who want to run for public office. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 30, in council chambers at city hall. “I just think it’s important to have a balance,” Sinclair told KTW. “A balance in every way, really. To me, an elected body should be representative of the whole population.” Sinclair recalled five women councillors (Nelly Dever, Nancy Bepple, Pat Wallace, Marg Spina and Lange) when she first moved to Kamloops — the most women on one council in at least the last two decades — and said a lack of female candidates in the 2017 byelection prompted her to run for the first time. While the experience has been scary at times (there’s flak) and busy at others (Sinclair heads Kamloops Arts Council), she said she has learned a lot and grown as a person. Her performance has been enough
to earn kudos from Lange, who is wrapping up her fourth term on council. In Lange’s experience, a balance of men and women makes a difference in the city’s decision-making, with women offering a different perspective and creative ideas. Lange hopes to instil confidence, noting women have to be asked “over and over and over again” to run for office. “Women have a hard time saying to their husbands, ‘I won’t be home for dinner tonight. I’ll be dealing with council for 12 hours,’” she said. “Men don’t hesitate to say, ‘I’m walking out the door.’” Council’s third female representative, Pat Wallace, told KTW health and family issues are preventing her from participating in the May 30 roundtable with her female colleagues. The most experienced person in Kamloops’ municipal politics — with 31 political years under her belt — Wallace has never become mayor, losing in 1986 to a man in the race for the city’s top job. Asked if she has ever faced sexism in more than three decades of politics, Wallace said she hasn’t. “No,” she said. “People that called me a son of a bitch didn’t say son of a bitch female. No. No. People do swear at you. You make a decision based on emotion and you have to vote against it. People have sworn at me a few times, but that’s OK because I can swear back quite well.” Wallace does not intend to run in
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LOCAL NEWS the Oct. 20 election and her retirement could result in an even larger gender gap on council should no female replace her. The last time Kamloops residents went to the municipal polls, in the September 2017 byelection, just eight of 21 candidates who ran for a council seat were women. One — Cynthia Ross Friedman — initially put her name forward for mayor, but pulled out, leaving six men to battle it out for the city’s top job. Kamloops has had only one female mayor — Kenna Cartwright, for whom the popular Aberdeen/ Dufferin park is named. Media reports from the Kamloops Museum and Archives reveal Cartwright’s road to the mayor’s chair began with involvement at her child’s school. She secured a bid for school trustee in 1977, where she
Kamloops city council gender composition WOMEN
2011 served for three years, and became a city councillor from 1981 to 1986. She lost to Phil Gaglardi in the 1988 mayor’s race, but ran again two years later to become the city’s first woman mayor — more than a halfcentury behind the first female mayor to be elected in Canada. Cartwright served for a short time before dying of cancer in
2014 1991, but her legacy remains, having shattered the glass ceiling for women in Kamloops. Well, perhaps not yet. Lange – the next most experienced woman on council — was asked if she would run for mayor. She responded with a laugh: “No, too old.” HISTORICAL ROLES IN KAMLOOPS
A look of women in public roles in Kamloops may provide insight into women’s representation in municipal politics. Andrew Yarmie’s book Women Caring for Kamloops 18901975 details how women in the late19th and early-20th centuries spearheaded social work on a volunteer basis in women’s associations.
2017 Back then, health, education and social welfare fell on municipalities and women were “the main care givers as the State [province] maintained an individualistic philosophy …” Thompson Rivers University’s Kading sees that continuing to play out today. “Certainly, it’s not just in the past,” Kading said. “Women, in terms
of the vast majority of these organizations, are over-represented versus men. “There’s no doubt about it, in terms of leadership roles. Whether it’s the Canadian Mental Health Association, Emerald Centre, Elizabeth Fry, Interior Community Services. “Basically, if they’re not led by women, the majority of staff tends to be women.”
DISTAFF DIALOGUE WHAT: Panel discussion featuring councillors Tina Lange, Kathy Sinclair and past councillor Nancy Bepple discussing women in municipal politics. CBC Radio host Shelley Joyce will moderate. WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Council chambers downtown at Kamloops City Hall, 7 West Victoria St. WHO: All are welcome, including men and those who don’t intend to run in the Oct. 20 civic election. COST: Free to attend and no registration required.
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he BC Coroner Service has released the number of drug deaths in March and it’s not good news. February had seen a bit of a decline, with 102 deaths (still an almost unbelievable number), but March saw a spike to 161 suspected illicit drug overdose deaths in the province. That’s the second-highest monthly total to date. In Kamloops, there have been 12 such deaths in the first three months of the year, which puts the city on pace to record the most overdose deaths ever. As you let those numbers sink in, consider that fentanyl was detected in more than eight in every 10 of those deaths and that seven in every 10 of those who died was between 19 years old and 49. Fentanyl is cutting a deadly swath through our adult population. There’s simply no denying it. Our drug strategies are not working. The death toll only continues to rise, seemingly with no end in sight. Most of those who have died have done so indoors — more than 90 per cent. And none of them have died at an overdose-prevention site. No, it is those who hide their addictions behind the doors of their homes, in ordinary neighbourhoods, who make up a significant portion of those most at risk. We’ve seen the horrific suggestion that we should just throw up our hands and let those who are addicted die, as if somehow they’ve brought a death sentence upon themselves. The lack of compassion and understanding of the problem is frightening. And the problem is only getting worse, despite myriad measures introduced by the powers that be. Is it finally time to decriminalize simple possession of all drugs and treat addiction like the health crisis it is? We need to try something new because the status quo is only getting deadlier.
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hen Kamloops Mounties raided the Canna Clinic cannabis store in Dufferin on May 7, they said it was done as a result of complaints associated with the store, combined with the fact marijuana was being sold there. While the city weighed in and said the raid was conducted as a result of an illegal substance being sold, it seems rather odd that identical shops elsewhere in the city selling identical illegal substances were not visited by police. In explaining why Mounties decided to target Canna Clinic specifically, a quote from Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, the detachment’s mediarelations officer, actually confirms what it purports to deny: “The city doesn’t tell us what to do. Because of the complaints that we have received and what they’re doing is illegal is why we stepped forward to do this,” Shelkie told KTW. Aside from the fact the city said the raid was decided upon by both Mounties and city hall, multiple references to Canna Clinic not having a valid business licence tells us police were used by the city, at least partially, to enact bylaw enforcement. If this is not the case, why have the remaining stores selling an illegal product (marijuana) not received similar visits? Rod Martin, the city’s planning and development manager, said in wake of the raid that Canna Clinic was not in compliance with the city’s regulations as it did not have
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MUSINGS a valid business licence. He added this: “The RCMP have advised that this business’s activity is prohibited by the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.” If that was the basis for the decision to execute a search warrant and arrest two employees at Canna Clinic, why were the many other pot stores not also visited? They are not in compliance with city regulations and their activities are prohibited by the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drug and Substance Act. Then there is Interior Health’s retrofitted RV that serves as a supervised drug-use site at the Crossroads Inn downtown and at ASK Wellness’s office on the North Shore. While the drugs being taken there are illegal, the use of those drugs under supervision is legal, through an exemption under Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, granted by the federal minister of health in situations deemed
“necessary for a medical or scientific purpose or is otherwise in the public interest.” But parking the RV at those two locations to allow people to use drugs has led to an avalanche of complaints — 1,700 calls to police, according to Kamloops RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller. The federal exemption precludes police action on what would be an illegal act anywhere else in the city. Of course it is absurd to suggest a police crackdown on a system that saves lives, but it is also absurd to commit resources to bust one of many stores selling a product that is being legalized daily across the world, will be legal in Canada within months and is less harmful to society than legal products such as tobacco and alcohol. The problem with these marijuana stores — and Canna Clinic in particular — is bylaw-based and should be dealt with by the bylaws department, as is every other business that is not properly licensed, be it a cannabis shop or a vacuum cleaner outlet. The operators of the Dufferin pot store have long known they are not wanted by their neighbors, are operating illegally and should have moved long ago, so there is no sympathy from this corner. But having police stage a raid that reeks of the bad old days of the disastrous war-on-drugs approach is not the way to tackle the problem and only further magnifies the Reefer Madness mentality prevalent today. firstname.lastname@example.org
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Stacks of pipe destined to be part of Kinder Morgan’s expanded Trans Mountain pipeline are stored on property on Mission Flats Road. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
PIPING UP OVER TRANS MOUNTAIN PROJECT Editor: KTW and other media outlets reported last week that Neskonlith First Nation Chief Judy Wilson travelled to Texas to speak to Kinder Morgan shareholders about opposition to the company’s planned expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline. I was wondering what mode of transportation Wilson used to get to Houston. If she has a busy schedule, I assumed she rode in a plane, which has engines attached to it and which needs oil and fuel to get her there and back. If Wilson wants to set an example, I suggest next time a horse would be the way to go. Greg Fenrick Kamloops
Editor: Re: John Hart’s letter of May 11 (‘Trans Mountain pipeline vital to Kamloops’): I don’t understand. On the one hand, let’s shut down and deny the Ajax mine expansion proposal, yet the pipeline is vital to our city? Hart and others thought the environmental impact of the proposed Ajax mine was too risky, but they do not see the environmental risk of an (and I quote Hart) “enormous” tank storage facility with “many large transport trucks loading every day.” At a time when we need to be looking at many alternative energy options, we should not be supporting increased production of a dwindling resource.
Kamloops does not need, nor should it support, this pipeline. Jean Gotro Kamloops Editor: British Columbia and Alberta should build a refinery in B.C. and share in the costs of doing so — or refurbish what we already have. If we did that, we wouldn’t have to buy our oil back from Washington state and pay them for our own product. Eileen Storzuk Kamloops Editor: Many First Nations have signed agreements with Kinder Morgan and the money and jobs will go to the betterment of
their people . Canada needs this pipeline to better our sales of oil. Canada has only one customer — the United States — and it buys our oil at 20 per cent of the world price. Would we rather have oil sent to the West Coast by rail or trucks, by which the oil may end up in one of our rivers? Or would we rather ship it by pipeline, which has proven over many years to be far safer and getting better every year. Let’s answer these questions before we plan more protests. This oil will be sent to the world market one way or another and I prefer a pipeline, the safer route. Frank Lang Kamloops
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Stacey Wiehe and twoyear-old son Mathew Plette take a brief dip in the still cool water of the South Thompson River on Tuesday afternoon during a visit to Pioneer Park beach. With the temperatures exceeding 30 C, the parks in Kamloops were a popular destination this past week. The Victoria Day long weekend forecast is fantastic, with Environment Canada calling for sunshine and highs in the mid- to upper-20s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the mercury expected to return to post-30 territory by Monday. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
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Twenty-year-old Ryan Shtuka vanished on the morning of Feb. 17 after leaving a house party on Burfield Drive in Sun Peaks. If you have any information on what happened to him, call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
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Mini Aulakh and Rattan Luthra sway to the music at last weekend’s Mother’s Day Mela Teeyan celebration, which was held at the OLPH gym on the North Shore. Teeyan is a traditional dance festival that began in ancient times in India, when young married women would return each spring to their parents’ homes for reunions with family and friends.
Regional district to hold workshop on biosolids The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board on Thursday approved spending $25,000 from the district’s general administration reserve on a biosolids workshop. All TNRD municipalities will be invited to the biosolids management and disposal options workshop, which will be held in Kamloops on July 20. Biosolids are treated sewage sludge. The City of Kamloops produces about 12,500 tonnes of biosolids each year and current practice is for the product to be applied on ranch land in the city and Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The city is in the midst of long-term planning to manage biosolids. The biosolids management stakeholder committee — which is composed of city staff, councillors and representatives from Interior Health, the TNRD and other organizations — is looking at a wide range of options. The group met for the first time earlier this month and will meet again before the end of May. A group of Barnhartvale residents who live close to the Campbell Ranch application site have formed a group called Neighbours Against Sludge and is calling for a halt to the dumping of biosolids in the area due to the smell and unknown impacts on the watershed and food supply.
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With a small window of opportunity, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) has renewed its search efforts in Sun Peaks for missing Alberta man Ryan Shtuka nearly three months after its initial operation. “There’s kind of a rare window here where the snow’s gone and before the plants all green up, which makes it a lot easier to walk through the woods and you can see everything very easily,” said KSAR search manager Alan Hobler. Seventeen members of KSAR and four RCMP officers searched the Sun Peaks area last Saturday. Hobler said they plan to return to comb over areas of interest again either this weekend or the next. When Shtuka disappeared at 2 a.m. on Feb. 17 following a house party on Burfield Road, KSAR sprang into action, but it suspended the search after two days. Shtuka’s parents, Heather and Scott from Beaumont, Alta., have been at Sun Peaks since February, conducting searches with volunteers and police. Hobler said searching in the snow was extremely difficult and inefficient. “There’s a lot of snow that fell. I think it was 22 centimetres of snow fell, from the time Shtuka went missing to the time it was reported to us, so any clues was quite likely buried in the snow,” Hobler said. Last week’s search turned up multiple articles of clothing, but Hobler said none of them are believed to belong to Shtuka. “There’s hats, there’s socks, there’s shoes in places you’d never expect to find those things,” he said. “There’s lots of stuff like that turning up. It kind of gets your heart racing.” Shtuka was last seen wearing dark jeans, a grey/ white shirt, a blue coat and a burgundy ball cap, but Hobler said nothing matching those items was found.
“Anything that might have been remotely close we photograph and turn over to the RCMP for investigation,” he said. The KSAR search focused on the south-facing slopes above Sun Peaks Road and included search dogs, Hobler said. There are still north-facing slopes KSAR still wants to search. Volunteers who continue to help the Shtukas search numbered about 45 last Saturday, Hobler said, noting that group focused on the area between Burfield Drive and Shtuka’s home on Sun Peaks Road. “The level of organization and the number of people coming out supporting the family has been phenomenal,” Hobler said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” KSAR plans to search along Burfield Road again, which is defined as a high probability area to find Shtuka, but the potential search area is quite vast. Hobler said they determined its search area based on previous cases, the majority of which involve a five-kilometre radius of where the person was last seen, which in this case would go to the top of ski hills. “We’ll never be able to search all that,” he said. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie has told KTW police have no evidence to suggest Shtuka met with foul play when he went missing. “To me, it seems obvious he didn’t walk home and get lost or fall asleep in a snow bank,” Hobler said. “It kind of feels like something else happened, who knows what that was — and maybe he did walk up one of the ski runs. Maybe [he was] despondent — that’s a possibility — maybe he went to another friend’s place, maybe he went for a walk somewhere else. There was a theory he went off for pizza in the village.” Shtuka is white, stands six feet tall, weighs 82 kilograms (180 pounds) and has blond hair and brown eyes. Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Shtuka is asked to call police at 250-828-3000.
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Nominations open for new education honour Nominations are open for a new award focused on education in the province. The provincial government has created the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education that will focus on work in the private, independent and First Nations school system. It’s applicable to teachers, principals, vice-principals, administrators and support staff. Awards will be presented in nine categories: community engagement, outstanding new teacher, technology and innovation, diversity and inclusion, Indigenous education, social equity and extracurricular leadership. There is a school and district leadership award open to principals, vice-principals and administrators and an outstanding support award for staff, which includes bus drivers, crossing guards, student supervisors, education assistants, Indigenous support workers, custodians, maintenance workers and clerical workers.
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More than 1,000 expected for Bike to Work Week course, the health and wellness,” said Faith Bateman, co-ordinator of the event, in her presentation to city council on Tuesday. Bateman said the event draws about 1,100 total cyclists annually, with about 250 new riders each year. “Our GHG’s [greenhouse-gas emissions] are increasing and I’m trying to encourage people to challenge themselves each year with just one more ride, just one more,” Bateman said.
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“If you can do it for two days, do it for three. If you can do it for four, do it for five.” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian touted the event for promoting health and wellness among residents and for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. “You’re making sure Kamloops residents become active and, by extension you’re making sure Kamloops residents become healthier and I think that is so important,” Christian said.
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issue,” Singh said. “We’re just looking at one tax.” Lange noted numerous costs that cannot be controlled, from RCMP staffing to fuel to BC Hydro rates. Wallace was the lone councillor to support her motion, with Mayor Ken Christian and councillors Ray Dhaliwal, Denis Walsh, Dieter Dudy, Kathy Sinclair, Lange, Cavers and Singh voting to defeat the motion. Meanwhile, Singh’s motion to include public consultation and third-party testing in biosolids land application was also defeated. Singh wanted the city to add language to its request for proposal process, but also requested a letter be written to lobby the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Singh said while
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Bears win battle with bin — and enjoy a feast MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
It wasn’t a record-setting time, but the two Yukon grizzly bears at the BC Wildlife Park in east Kamloops were eating lunch in short order on Wednesday. Each year at the park, WildSafe BC tests bear-bin products to determine just how impervious they really are to a bruin. No bin is considered to be fully bear-proof, so in order to be certified bear-resistant through WildSafe’s program, this year’s plastic compost bin — equipped with eight locks on the lid — needed to withstand the bears’ efforts for an hour without any food shaking loose. Zookeeper Danielle Rogers loaded the bins with items such as dog food, fruits, meat and fish, as well as a few additional incentives, including peanut butter and jam. “Basically, what we’ve got out there is their regular diet and the additional [incentives] would be stuff we use to attract them over to it,” Rogers said, noting that after many tests, the bears can lose interest. But there was plenty of interest in this bin. The 270-kilogram (600-pound) Knute and his 160-kilogram (350pound) sister Dawson came running over to check it out. The grizzlies started off by licking some of the peanut butter smeared around the locks, which led them to roll the composter, nibbling and clawing at it. Knute seemed to lose interest quickly, but a persistent Dawson kept at it, rolling the bin around their enclosure. When Knute tried to tag back in, Dawson was quick to push him away and even jumped on top of the bin when he got too close. Nearing the 30-minute mark, a stealthy Knute managed to sneak back on the job. After more rolling, and with some of the latches having already been broken off, he pulled away one final latch with his teeth and peeled the lid back. A cheer rang out from the crowd that had gathered and the two bears began to feast after about a half-hour on the job. The record for the bears is well under the minute mark, WildSafe BC provincial co-ordinator Frank
See footage at kamloopsthisweek.com Ritcey told KTW. Having been opened after just 30 minutes, the bin failed to pass the test, so it will go back to the manufacturer, which will need to strengthen the weak points. “They’ll redesign it, send it back and we’ll re-test it,” Ritcey said, noting the bins seldom pass the bear test on the first try. “We’ve had as many as three tests to get a product through,” he said. But Ritcey said he was impressed with how well this bin fared. “One of the things that I learned from the test is that the plastic and the design of the bin itself is very rigid. The bears were not able to compress that at all,” he said, noting the latches were the Achilles heel. “That’s what they’ll have to redesign, is how that latching system works, but the integrity of the walls and the lid were intact,” he said. WildSafe BC’s testing program is run in association with the North American Testing of Bear Resistant Products every year at the BC Wildlife Park. Containers that last an hour of contact time receive official certification and are posted on the WildSafe BC website. “The BC Wildlife Park here is an incredibly valuable resource for the province,” Ritcey said. “Without a testing program like this, people wouldn’t know what a bear-resistant bin really is. You’ll find a lot of products that are marked as being wildlife resistant and bear resistant and they’re really not.” Most of B.C. is bear country and most residents would benefit from having certified bear-resistant garbage cans and composter, Ritcey said. The bin tests show just how easy it is for bears to break into a container, Rogers said, noting some people think a bungee cord will be enough to keep them out. “That kind of thing doesn’t work,” she said. “If you can see that a unit has a full locking system on it and a bear can still get it open, then you realize that when you’re dealing with your curbside container, just sticking a bungee cord on there isn’t going to work.”
MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Knute (left) and Dawson figured out a way to get past eight locks and find food in this compost bin.
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Help keep Wildlife Express train on track The Wildlife Express miniature train at the BC Wildlife Park needs to replace more than 30 railway ties before it can chug along the track again — and the volunteers who run the train need help. Viki Bentley, director of the Wildlife Express Volunteer Society, said a recent inspection highlighted railway ties that need to be replaced, with a limited amount of time to get the work done. “We need help to do this work,” Bentley said. “Normally our maintenance crew does this work, but this is more
than they can do with the time limit. “We are coming up to our busy time with schools requesting rides for their students when they are in the park for their annual day with the park’s education department.” In July and August, the train runs seven days a week, followed by special events in the fall and winter. Those willing to help keep the Wildlife Express rolling are asked to call George Richardson at 250573-1893 or 250-318-4060 or Ernie Robinson at 250-579-8938 or 250851-1890.
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MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW The Wildlife Express miniature train travels along these tracks at the BC Wildlife Park in east Kamloops.
Speaking of talented kids . . . Kamloops students found success at the recent provincial French public-speaking competition concours d’arts oratoires. Lloyd George elementary student Adam Khelouiatai took first prize in the Grade 6 immersion category. South Kamloops secondary student Morgan Watson finished second in the Grade 10 core French level.
Emma Gagnon placed third in the Grade 7 Francophone category. She attends Ecole Collines d’or. Others participating from Kamloops included: Eduardo Nunez-Palma, Grade 6, Ecole Collines d’or; Sophie Kramer, Grade 7, Lloyd George elementary; Julye-Anne McKenny, Grade 12, North Kam secondary;
Kyla Christianson, Grade 11, South Kamloops secondary; and Lisa Karpuk, Grade 12, South Kamloops secondary. This is the 35th year for the competition, which saw 10,000 students take part at local levels, with 235 proceeding to the provincial stage. It is sponsored by Canadian Parents for French B.C. and Yukon.
Parkade closed until Tuesday Royal Inland Hospital’s public parkade in the Clinical Services Building will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday and again through the long weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. It will re-open Tuesday at 6 a.m. The closure is to allow maintenance work to be done on the structure.
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Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the closure and to redirect them to alternate parking, which will be complimentary during the closure. Interior Health said the work was scheduled for the Victoria Day long weekend (May 18 to May 21) because long weekends generally have lower volumes of visitors to the hospital.
Cassandra Schwarz has been hired to take over the head job at the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society. Schwarz has been named executive director, a job Louise Richards has held for the past 15 years. Richards announced plans to step
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The annual CanGo Grannies plant sale was held on Saturday at Gaglardi Square downtown. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to fund hundreds of community-based programs to help grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa raise and educate their grandchildren. To learn more, search CanGo Grannies on Facebook. ABOVE: Leslie Welch (left) helps Marilyn and Ron MacKenzie, who recently moved to Westsyde from Victoria. LEFT: Seven-year-old Makena Fletcher plans to plant some tomatoes as the heat has arrived in Kamloops. ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW
Woman swept away in Mad River KEITH MCNEIL
The search continues for a Saskatchewan missing and presumed drowned after falling into the fast-flowing Mad River north of Vavenby last Friday. Vavenby is about 90 minutes north of Kamloops on Highway 5 North. Members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group from 100 Mile House joined the search for 31-year-old Jessie Lavallee on Monday afternoon. The Canadian Rangers are a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces that provide a limited military presence in rural and remote areas of the nation. According to Clearwater RCMP Sgt. Grant Simpson, police received a 911 call at 8:57
p.m. on Friday, May 11, from a 36-year-old Regina man who reported that his girlfriend, also from Regina, had just fallen into the Mad River and been swept away in the rushing current. Patrols and searches
were conducted along the riverbank from the location where Lavallee was last seen to the railroad bridge over the North Thompson River approximately two kilometres south. Simpson said the investigation has revealed the pair was traveling from Vancouver to Edmonton, but they didn’t have to be in Edmonton until Monday. The man, a truck driver, dropped his load at a pull-out north of McMurphy Station Road and the pair drove back to the Mad River pull-out and went for a walk. They found the old Highway 5 trestle bridge and climbed onto it. Simpson said Lavallee was traversing the crossbeams on the lower portion of the bridge when she slipped and
fell approximately 30 feet into the Mad River below. She was quickly swept away into the North Thompson River, which is also flowing very rapidly due to increased snow pack and accelerated snow melt. An RCMP helicopter was also dispatched to aid in the search. The investigation into the incident and the search for Lavallee are ongoing. The old highway bridge across the Mad River is a short distance upstream from the current highway bridge and the confluence with the North Thompson River. The section of the North Thompson near the confluence is known as the Mad River Rapids and, at this time of year, is the site of extreme whitewater conditions.
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Gardian Angel guilty of sexually touching MICHAEL POTESTIO
A middle-aged Kamloops man has been found guilty of sexually touching a teenage boy under the age of 16.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand rendered the verdict after determining testimony given by the defendant, Gardian Angel, was not believable. A date for sentencing has yet to be set.
Reading his decision in court, Marchand said he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that sexual activity took place. The teenager, who cannot be named under a court-ordered publication ban, met
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Angel in July 2016 on Grindr, an app used by gay, bisexual and trans people wanting to meet up. The teen was 14 at the time, while Angel was 53. In his testimony, the teen admitted he lied about his age on Grindr, which requires users to be 18 or older. He then told Angel he was actually 16 when confronted about an age discrepancy on his Facebook page. The two bonded over an interest in photography, but talk soon turned sexual. They exchanged nude photos and agreed to meet, culminating in Angel picking the teen up from a convenience store and driving him to his condo in Aberdeen. The teen testified that they engaged in sexual intercourse in Angel’s bedroom. The following day, the teen said Angel reached out to him on Grindr and that he replied he was good, but regretted their encounter, saying Angel was too old for him. Angel countered that age is just “a state of mind” and scolded the
teen for being immature and having a bad attitude. The teen ended the conversation by calling Angel a pedophile. Angel told a different story. In his testimony, he said he used Grindr primarily to find models for his photography, admitting he only found a few over the years through the app. He said a sexual encounter was the “furthest thing” from his mind, claiming he was only interested in discussing a collaboration. Angel testified that he gave the teen a tour of his condo and took him into his bedroom to show him the “fantastic view.” At this point, Angel said the teen dropped his pants and grabbed his groin, which led Angel to slap the teen away and direct a homophobic slur at the youth, who then left the condo. Angel said the teen’s comment to him on Grindr the next day, in which he said he regretted the sexual encounter, didn’t make sense to him because he claimed nothing had happened.
But Angel acknowledged not correcting the misstatement. Angel said he believed the teen was 16 and didn’t care how old he was as his intention was to discuss photography. Marchand said the teen’s testimony overall was cogent, logical and consistent and found his statements — which included a screenshot taken of the exchange on Grindr — to be cohesive. Angel’s testimony, however, had holes in it, according to the judge. Marchand said it wasn’t believable that Angel pushed the teen away and labelled him with a homophobic slur as that would have likely upset the teen, which Marchand said wasn’t consistent with the nature of their subsequent Grindr conversation. Marchand said the teen’s comments about what they did only made sense in relation to sexual activity, noting that if Angel had rebuffed the youth, Angel would not have scolded the teen as he did in the messages. Marchand said he
did not believe Angel used the app to find models given what Angel described as abuse from young men about his age and the relative lack of success finding models through the app. He also didn’t believe a sexual encounter was the “furthest thing” from Angel’s mind given the sexually explicit texts and pictures they had exchanged, nor did Marchand believe Angel took the teen into his bedroom to show him the view. While the Crown did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Angel didn’t subjectively believe the teen was 16 years old, Marchand said Angel did not take all reasonable steps to ascertain his age. Marchand said “there were also many red flags that called for Mr. Angel to have a direct, specific and earnest conversation” with the teen about his age before they engaged in sexual activity. He said there was nothing in Angel’s testimony that indicated he made an earnest inquiry about the teen’s age.
Former Kamloops resident gets a year for fatal punch TIM PETRUK
A former Kamloops man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a fatal beating at a 2012 concert in Northern B.C. Levi Devon Morris was sentenced earlier this month in B.C. Supreme Court in Dawson Creek. Morris, 28, was with friends at a Hedley concert in Dawson Creek on Feb. 14, 2012, when
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another man bumped into him, causing Morris to spill beer on himself. Morris and his friends became involved in a heated exchange with the man and his acquaintances, including Jason Foster. The altercation became physical and Morris punched Foster in the head, knocking him to the ground, where he delivered one or two additional blows. One punch struck Foster’s right vertebral artery, rendering him unconscious. He never regained con-
Kamloops RCMP’s rural detachment commander Doug Aird has retired after nearly four decades of service. “Doug has been a major fixture in this community for a long time,” Kamloops RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller said of the staff sergeant. Mueller said Aird will continue to work as a reservist for the city detachment.
sciousness and was pronounced dead later that evening after being taken off life support. Morris, who moved to Dawson Creek from Kamloops after graduating from high school, was arrested hours after the concert, interviewed and later released from custody. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Neena Sharma also ordered Morris to surrender a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database and barred him from possessing firearms for 10 years.
“We’re currently looking to fill his position,” he said. In addition, Kamloops’ top cop expects he will wrap up his duties in Kamloops by the end of June. Syd Lecky will be the next head of the Kamloops RCMP. The local detachment also welcomed in January new operations officer Insp. Todd Balaban. He succeeded Insp. Sunny Parmar.
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
PETER AND PAUL STAND GUARD OVER CITY
ounts Paul and Peter on the T’kemlups te Secwepemc reserve dominate the Kamloops skyline. But how did these two Christian apostles’ names end up here? The early history of Kamloops was shaped by the Hudson’s Bay Company and those who worked for it. One of them was Jean-Baptiste Lolo, an able packer and translator who likely started working for the HBC in 1822 at Fort St. James. Lolo was of French and Mohawk parentage and spoke a patois of French, English and native languages. He was also an ardent fan of St. Paul the Apostle, speaking of him often. For this trait, Lolo was dubbed St. Paul. Lolo was not above using his knowledge of the fire and brimstone sections of the Bible to persuade the local Secwepemc to bring their furs to the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. Samuel Black, chief trader for the Columbia District, wrote that Lolo “made holy water in wash hand-basins, dressed up the cook to make him hold it and walked about the house with a whitewash brush making many mumblings and magical words, sprinkling the natives in said holy water, telling them that if they did not come to the post to dance and bring furs in the fall, they would be swallowed up like another Sodom into a fiery furnace or boiling cauldron, thereby frightening the Indians from going about their usual occupations.” After the HBC post was moved across
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the North Thompson River to the west side in 1843, Hudson’s Bay Company trader John Tod allowed Lolo to remain on company lands where the former trading post stood, on the east bank of the North Thompson. Despite being relatively infirm, Lolo accompanied Tod on horseback to the top of the mountain and Tod named it Mount St. Paul in Lolo’s honour. In 1862, Lolo’s de facto homestead became the site of the newly formed T’Kemlups reserve. 00Mount Lolo is also named after him. That explains Mount St. Paul, but what about Mount Peter? As anyone can see, Mount Peter is considerably higher in elevation than Mount Paul. The Apostle Paul was known to be quite a short man, whereas St. Peter, a rough and ready Galilean fisherman, was much taller. These two apostles were well known to one another and both, in their particular ways, were primarily responsible for the development and spread of Christianity. These two “pillars of the faith” — one short and one tall — worked side by side and now lend their names to our skyline. St. Paul was originally called Saul of Tarsus, a city in what is now southern Turkey.
He was a tentmaker by trade, but well educated in the religious traditions of the Jews. He considered himself a zealous defender of the faith and enthusiastically participated in the early attempts to suppress the upstart Christian religion. Not only was he actively involved in the arrest of Christian “heretics,” he is also cited for his participation in the stoning death of Stephen, the first martyr of Christianity. He volunteered to be responsible for guarding the outer garments of those who shed them to better participate in throwing stones at Stephen. Saul was on his way to Damascus to arrange for the arrest of more followers of “The Way,” as Christianity was then called, when he was thrown off his donkey and temporarily blinded by a vision of the risen Christ. To this day, we use the expression in English — a “road to Damascus experience.” Saul adopted the name Paul and subsequently became the most ardent defender of the new faith. Not only that, his superior erudition and inspired faith led to a series of letters, or epistles, to the fledgling churches in Rome, Corinth, Ephesus, Colossi and elsewhere that form the majority of the books of the New Testament. Other than Jesus himself, there is arguably no other person in the history of Christianity with more influence than St. Paul. St. Peter, originally called Simon, had a much different history. He was a fisherman on the Sea of
CITY OF VANCOUVER ARCHIVES PHOTO This image from around 1865 shows Jean-Baptiste Lolo (right) and family standing in front of a Hudson's Bay Company cabin in Kamloops. The photo was copied from the original album of Lt. J.C. Eastcott in 1958, courtesy of A.R. Eastcott.
Galilee. Jesus was preaching near the lake and borrowed Simon’s boat as a speaking platform. After the sermon ended, he told Simon to put his nets into the water. Simon protested that they had been fishing all day with no luck, but did as Jesus asked. The catch was so overwhelmingly large they had to recruit other boats to help them land it. Simon was absolutely awed and frightened, but Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid; from now on, you will catch men.” Luke reports that Simon “left everything and followed him.” Later, Jesus tells Simon, “’You will be called Cephas’ (which, when translated, is Peter [rock ... and on this rock I will built my church.” The rock of Mount Peter, and Mount Paul, now watch over Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith
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TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS BURGLAR During the overnight hours of April 30 and May 1 (Monday going into Tuesday), a male entered a locked compound at Metro Modular Homes at Highway 5 North and Chief Louis Way by cutting the lock on the fence. He then spray-painted the security camera. Prior to doing so, though, he looked up, into the camera. Although photos of the suspect are not ideal, perhaps someone will recognize his clothing and stature. He appears to be wearing dark track pants with reflectors, a lighter track/winter-type jacket, also with reflectors, and a full face helmet. If you have any information on the identity of the burglar and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477).
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If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does. This program is jointly sponsored by Kamloops Crime Stoppers & Kamloops This Week. People featured are wanted on arrest warrants not vacated as of 3 p.m. on May 16, 2018
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On Monday, May 7, a man walked into the 7-Eleven convenience store on Eighth Street on the North Shore and paid for a carton of cigarettes with a counterfeit $100 bill. The man, who can be seen in the accompanying photos, stands 5-foot-8 and was wearing a yellow and black sport shirt, a red hoodie, red, sweatsuit-style pants with white and yellow lettering, black runners with three white stripes and a white ball cap. Know this man? Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
On Tuesday, May 15, at 6:23 a.m., a man drove a black and tan Pontiac Montana minivan into the parking lot of Integra Tire at Notre Dame and Dalhousie drives in Southgate. The driver, wearing a high visibility safety vest, then got out of the minivan and stole tires that were in the back of a pickup truck in the parking lot, loading the tires into the minivan. The tires are described as 35X12.5 R20 Toyo MT and the theft has devastated the owner. Look at the accompanying photos. If you recognize the thief or know someone who has recently obtained tires as those described here, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). As always, you can leave a tip anonymously.
BOOZE THIEF TARGETS MOUNT PAUL GOLF CENTRE Just after midnight on Friday, April 20, a male suspect broke a window at the Mount Paul Golf Centre in the Mount Paul Industrial Park, stealing alcohol from the cooler. The suspect stands 5-foot-9 and was wearing a blue winter-type jacket, blue jeans and a black hat with white pattern designs. He was wearing gloves and carrying a grey backpack. If you know of someone who obtained a large amount of alcohol recently, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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If Kinder Morgan wants to abandon plans to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, there are plenty of other investors out there willing to take up the cause — and they will have the backing of the federal Liberal government, according to Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The government is willing to “provide indemnity” to any investors, be they the project’s original architects or otherwise, to ensure the controversial Alberta-B.C. project is able to proceed, Morneau told a news conference Wednesday. The announcement, coming on the very day the company’s Calgarybased Canadian operation held its annual meeting, bore the hallmarks of an effort to ratchet up the pressure in advance of Kinder Morgan’s May 31 deadline to achieve certainty from all involved, lest it abandons its project. Amid mounting opposition from the B.C. government, environmental groups and protesters, not to mention skittish investors, the company last month halted all non-essential spending on its $7.4-billion plan to double an existing pipeline that travels between Edmonton and Burnaby — with 28 kilometres of it going through Kamloops. “We are willing to indemnify the Trans Mountain expansion against unnecessary delays that are politically motivated,” Morneau said — a reference to Premier John Horgan’s ongoing refusal to allow the project to proceed, despite federal jurisdiction. “If Kinder Morgan is not interested in building the project, we think plenty of investors would be interested in taking on this project,
especially knowing that the federal government believes it is in the best interest of Canadians and is willing to indemnity to make sure it gets built.” Horgan reiterated his government’s stance following Morneau’s comments. “We are standing up for British Columbia’s environment, economy and our coast against the threat of a bitumen spill and we are doing so entirely within our rights,” he said. “The federal finance minister is trying to use our government as an excuse, as the federal government puts taxpayer money on the line to backstop risks to private investors, while completely ignoring the risks to B.C. The fact is, we’ve been issuing permits in a fair and timely manner and have proposed new regulations that are now referred to court to confirm our jurisdiction. We are acting well within B.C.’s rights to defend our environment and the tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity that depend on it.” Morneau said investors need certainty in order to back a project that the government has repeatedly insisted is in the national interest, but steadfastly refused to say what sort of dollar figures are on the table. Morneau did not directly answer when he was asked how other investors or companies could conceivably take over a project to expand an existing pipeline that already has an owner. “This pipeline that Kinder Morgan currently has, the Trans Mountain pipeline, has been there since 1953, so we see that the twinning of that pipeline is one of the most effective ways to get our resources to market responsibly,” he said.
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Seventy years of the Palestinian despair
hen all is lost, entire communities sometimes engage in suicidal gestures. It happened as recently as 1906 in Bali, when the local royal family and thousands of its followers, knowing they could not defeat the Dutch conquerors, dressed in their best finery and walked straight into the Dutch gunfire. Thousands were killed. It has been happening again in the past six weeks in the area in front of the border fence that divides the Gaza Strip from Israel. It reached at least a temporary climax on Monday, when some 2,000 Palestinians were wounded, about half by gunfire, and 60 were shot dead by Israeli soldiers. That’s at least 1,000 unarmed Palestinian civilians struck by
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WATCH Israeli bullets in a single day. One Israeli soldier was lightly injured by a rock or a piece of shrapnel. Even before the March of Return began in late March, the Israeli government said the march was simply a cover for terrorists to cross into its territory and carry out attacks. Soldiers would therefore be allowed to fire live ammunition against anybody trying to damage the border fence, which included
anybody coming within 300 metres of it. There have been unconfirmed reports the army was later told to shoot only people coming within 100 metres of the fence, which would involve maybe only half the people in the crowd. But the basic story was unchanged: those clever Hamas terrorists had figured out the best way to sneak into Israel is to break through the border in broad daylight and make their way past thousands of heavily armed Israeli soldiers on full alert. So, anybody in the crowd could be shot if identified as a “key agitator,” even if he or she posed no immediate threat to the soldiers. Indeed, the army, presumably using top-secret equipment that let them identify the dead while other Palestinians carried them away, claimed 24 of the 60 Palestinians
killed on Monday were “terrorists with documented terror background.” Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended the slaughter on the grounds that Hamas “intends to destroy Israel and sends thousands to breach the border fence in order to achieve this goal.” If he truly believes they could destroy Israel that way, then the country must be far weaker than anybody thought. But he’s getting away with this nonsense because Israel’s allies refuse to call him on it. The French government has called on Israel to “exercise discernment and restraint in the use of force that must be strictly proportionate.” The British government said “the large volume of live fire is extremely concerning. “We continue to implore Israel to show
greater restraint.” U.S. President Donald Trump’s sonin-law Jared Kushner, who was in Israel to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, just ignored the carnage happening at the border and restricted himself to saying “the United States stands with Israeli because we both believe in freedom.” But the prize for most revealing remark must go to Khalil alHayya, a senior official in the Hamas party that rules the Gaza Strip: “We say clearly today to all the world that the peaceful march of our people lured the enemy into shedding more blood.” Note the word “lured.” At the leadership level, both sides see this ghastly event mainly in terms of political theatre. Hamas wanted the
Israelis to commit a massacre of innocent civilians for its propaganda value. The Israeli army, well aware this was Hamas’s goal, ordered its soldiers to shoot to injure, not to kill, whenever possible. The final score shows they largely obeyed: if they had just randomly fired into the crowd, about one in five of the victims would have been killed, not one in 40. Nevertheless, it was a massacre, but the Palestinian civilians who were being maimed or killed were willing victims. The mostly young men and women in the crowd milling around in front of the border fence, which peaked at an estimated 40,000 people, knew they stood a fair chance of being killed or crippled, but they just didn’t care anymore. It’s been 70 years
since the grandparents of these young Palestinians were driven from what is now Israel and they know they are never going back to their ancestral homes. International law states refugees have that right, whether they fled voluntarily (as Israel insists) or were expelled by force or the threat of force (as most other people believe), but in practice it’s just not going to happen. Israel is far too strong. Those in the current generation know they are never going home and will have to live out their lives in what amounts to a not very large open-air prison that is the Gaza Strip. It’s only natural that they are in despair — and inviting death or injury at the hands of Israeli troops seems like an honourable way out. gwynnedyer.com
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Iceland seems to be on everyone’s bucket list these days,” a friend says when I tell her I will visit there soon. “I hope it lives up to the hype,” I said. My wish list of sights starts with waterfalls, puffins and Icelandic horses. It goes on to include glaciers, black sand beaches and icebergs — some wildflowers would be nice, too. We are not even 15 minutes from Reykjavik along the Ring Road — the main highway that goes all around the island — when we spot a crowd of Icelandic horses in a lush seaside field. They have thick glossy coats and toss their long, shaggy manes like supermodels as they walk toward us. These are the first of many we see, but each time we are charmed. Not long after seeing the horses, another wish is crossed off the list. Surrounding a hilltop, red-roofed, white church is a field of mauve and blue lupines. Stretching almost as far as we can see is an undulating carpet
KAROLINE CULLEN PHOTO Stretching almost as far as one can see is an undulating carpet of mauve and blue lupine waving in the wind. They can line the road for kilometres or blanket mountain hillsides with their royal colouring. Such are the wide palette of views along the scenic and diverse countryside of Iceland.
of blooms waving in the wind. At times, we see them lining the road for kilometres or covering mountainsides or colouring vast expanses purple in an otherwise empty landscape. Sheep are the other constant roadside companions. They could graze almost anywhere in the countryside, but they have a propensity for hugging the edge of the road and wandering onto it. An oft-seen sign says “Icelandic lamb, free range since 894” — and I guess the sheep take roaming as
their right. Not far from Lake Myvatn, we dodge hissing steam vents as we explore the postapocalyptic looking landscape at Hverir. I walk too close to a billowing cloud of steam coming out from a vent and my glasses are completely fogged. This barren red plain is studded with steaming fumeroles and gurgling mud pots; all reminders of the volcanic activity going on beneath the surface. We take a winding road over the mountains to a remote spit
of land in northeast Iceland. Puffins roost in burrows on the grassy hillside and they strut about, flapping their wings, and dodge their noisy seagull neighbours. Steady streams of puffins dive into the water and they return with their beaks full of tiny fish to feed their young. Seeing them within a metre of me is more than I hoped for when I made up my wish list. Our experience with Arctic terns is less bucolic. Our taking photos from the roadside alarms them and we
are dive-bombed by dozens of screeching terns. It is like a scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds. We realize nesting sites are nearby and make a hasty retreat. I am grateful for my waterproof clothing at some of our waterfall viewings. At Seljalandsfoss, I cautiously make my way along a slippery path. It brings me behind the water curtain and I get thoroughly soaked from the spray. In no way does this diminish the fun of being so close to
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Not too many hockey players get to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup on home ice. Max Patterson of Kamloops is one of them. “It was a special moment between us and the fans,” said Patterson, an 18-year-old Swift Current Broncos’ forward. “It’s been an awesome few days, winning with the boys, with how close we are together. It’s an unbelievable group to win with.” The Broncos blanked the Everett Silvertips 3-0 in Game 6 of the Western Hockey League final on Sunday at the Credit Union i-plex to win the series 4-2, a victory that granted them access to the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Joining Swift Current in the chase for the national majorjunior hockey championship are the host Regina Pats, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, who won the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Hamilton Bulldogs, champions of the Ontario Hockey League. Rogers Sportsnet will broadcast every game live. The Broncos will square off against the Titan on Saturday, with game time set for 1 p.m. Swift Current will play Hamilton on Monday, with a 5 p.m. start, and finish roundrobin play against Regina on Wednesday, with puck-drop slated for 7 p.m. “We don’t know too much about them,” Patterson said of the Titan and Bulldogs.
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“Right now, we’re just focusing on ourselves.” Regina and Swift Current are well-acquainted. The Broncos needed seven games to knock off the Pats in Round 1 of the WHL playoffs. Patterson had two goals and an assist in the Regina series. He had a goal and an assist in a Game 7, series-clinching win over hometown Moose Jaw in Round 2. The Kamloops product had two goals and one assist against Lethbridge in Round 3, a series the Broncos won in six games. Patterson was held off the scoresheet against the Tips.
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The Broncos have received outstanding goaltending from Stuart Skinner, who was named the CHL player of the week for the period ending on Sunday. He posted two shutouts against the Silvertips, the first in a 1-0 victory last Wednesday in Everett. “Stu was unreal the whole series,” Patterson said. “We stuck to defence. We know we’re going to score goals.” Swift Current captain Glenn Gawdin was named the CHL player of the week. The 21-year-old forward from Richmond had five goals and six points in four games. Silvertips’ defenceman
Kevin Davis wrapped up a stellar WHL career on the weekend. The 21-year-old rearguard from Kamloops had three goals and 15 points in 22 playoff games this year. He scored in overtime to give the Silvertips a 6-5 victory over the hometown Tri-City Americans on April 30, securing a 4-2 series win and the Western Conference title. “It was so cool,” said Davis, whose Silvertips trailed by three goals near the halfway point of the third period. “I’m really proud of the guys. It was a great comeback. They’re a great team.” Davis played 347 regularseason WHL games and finished with 174 points, including 26 goals. He was plus-42, playing in a staunch defensive system and often with the help of great goaltending from Carter Hart. The River City rearguard will likely have pro hockey opportunities. While Davis figures out what’s next, Patterson knows what’s in front of him — the chance to win a Memorial Cup title. And he knows a Broncos team winning the national championship this year would have special meaning, given the tragedy that struck the Humboldt Broncos, another junior hockey team from Saskatchewan. “It’s in the back of everyone’s head,” Patterson said. “Everyone was touched by it. I wouldn’t say it’s outright talked about, but we know we’re Saskatchewan’s team.”
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Titans have ultimate intentions at provincials MICHAEL POTESTIO
Scoring in ultimate is as exciting as any other sport. “It feels like a football touchdown, but with a disc,” Grade 12 student Nick Swank told KTW in between games at South Kamloops secondary. “It is harder than you’d expect, but it is a lot of fun,” said Grade 11 student and teammate Hanneli Ladyman. Students in Kamloops are trying ultimate in a high school league for the first time. South Kam, Valleyview and Merritt fielded teams for this inaugural season. There was a good show of support from students this year with 15 signing up for the Merritt team and 12 at Valleyview. Those two teams, however, only played local friendlies this spring. “They’re going the non-competitive route,” Francis said. South Kam has 21 players and is taking things a bit more seriously. The squad travelled to a tournament in Kelowna to
MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Hanneli Ladyman (left) of the South Kamloops Titans jumps for the disc in ultimate action at South Kamloops secondary in April.
play teams from Manitoba and Calgary and won Okanagans in the Little Apple on May 8. The Titans knocked off
Kelowna secondary to win gold after beating Mount Boucherie of Kelowna and Penticton earlier in the day.
South Kam will compete at provincials on the Lower Mainland on May 24 and May 25. “It’s a big learning curve, but it’s fun,” said Swank, who is more accustomed to the soccer pitch. “Some of us are still learning the rules and stuff.” “None of us are really serious about the sport, either. We all like to have fun. We’re here to play for fun,” Ladyman said. “I do track and field and cross country running as well.” The league initiative was spearheaded by SKSS French immersion teacher and ultimate coach Alysia Francis, who wanted to see the game grow here after coaching teams at schools on the Lower Mainland for years. “It’s a sport that brings out the students that maybe wouldn’t play soccer or rugby or any of those spring sports, typically. It’s a different skill set and it’s based a lot on [the] spirit of the game as it is self-officiated,” Francis said. “There’s a lot of character building in ultimate.” The game is co-ed and noncontact, with teams consisting of seven players a side — four
males and three females. Games are won when a team scores 15 points or has the most points at the end of 90 minutes, Francis said. “I find that a lot of the females appreciate the fact that it’s co-ed. They like the dynamic that creates,” she said. Ultimate was able to get off the ground in Kamloops this year because it was officially accepted by BC School Sports, which meant funding and a provincial framework of rules, leading to it getting the support of athletic directors in SD73. “That’s the platform we needed to get it going,” Francis said, noting the goal for next year is to get every high school in SD73 fielding ultimate teams and possibly starting a junior program. “Right now, it’s just a focus on Grade 11, 12,” she said. TOSSIN’ THE DISC Ultimate is played on a field with seven on each side. Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opponent’s end zone. Players cannot move once they receive a pass, but only need to keep one foot planted to pivot.
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Kamloops Youth Soccer Association player Sophie Lovett in action. KYSA PHOTO
The Slurpee Cup is turning 40 this year. Soccer fields across the city will be packed, with 169 teams expected to be in the city for the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association tournament. The KYSA has 26 teams competing in the province’s longest-running youth soccer tourney, which begins on Saturday and wraps up on Monday. “We must thank the staff in the parks, recreation and culture department for the remarkable job they do to ensure our visitors and our own teams get to play on top quality playing fields and for making the facilities look great for the event,” KYSA president Candace Dodson-Willis said. More than 3,000 players and team officials are expected to participate. Select and development teams from across B.C. and Alberta will each play four 60-minute matches. The majority of the games will be played on McArthur Island. Schedules can be found online at kysacup.kysa.net.
LATE EQUALIZER SAVING GRACE An all-Kamloops tilt ended tied at 2-2, with the under-14 Blaze White and Blaze Orange girls unable to decide a winner on Sunday. Quinn Alpino and Grace Barrett had goals for Blaze White in support of goalkeeper Leah Turner. Barrett’s goal came with only seconds remaining in the second half.
Hinds, Natalie Knight and Fiona Brisco. Sadie Moyer backstopped the Blaze on Saturday. Kila Pigeon handled goalkeeping duties for Kamloops (4-2) on Sunday.
WIN ONE, LOSE ONE The under-16 Kamloops Blaze Blue girls earned a split on the weekend, falling 4-1 to hometown Penticton on Saturday before blanking Kelowna 2-0 at the Tournament Capital Ranch on Sunday. Recording goals on the weekend for Kamloops were Emily
EARNING THE SPLIT The under-15 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys came out even on the weekend. Kelowna bested Kamloops 3-2 in the River City on Sunday. Matthew Murphy and Samuel Lewis bulged the old onion bag for the visitors. Blaze goalkeeper Amar Brown posted
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the clean sheet for Orange (4-2-1) in a 1-0 victory over Kamloops Blaze Blue in the Tournament Capital on Saturday. Eric Swaine scored for Orange. LEFT UNDECIDED Vernon United salvaged a 3-3 tie with the under-13 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys on Sunday at the Tournament Capital Ranch, scoring on a penalty kick to level the score in the second half. Brett Vandepeear (2) and Fraser Jacoby had goals for the Blaze in support of goalkeeper Evan Leggett. OFFENSIVE POWER Four goal scorers helped the under-13 Kamloops Blaze Blue boys double Shuswap
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4-2 on Sunday in the River City. Tano Torchia, Daniel Ma, Russel Mochrie and Tiago Pinto-Coehlo Maurice notched goals for Kamloops, which went with Jaxson Haywood between the pipes. PERFECT WEEKEND The under-13 Kamloops Blaze Blue girls posted a pair of victories on the weekend, edging Kelowna 2-1 in the Tournament Capital on Saturday and blanking hometown Salmon Arm 2-0 on Sunday. Meriya Cartier (2), Emily Piroddi and Emily Tinney had goals for Kamloops, which went with Kalie Saari in net on Sunday and Sophie Hinds between the pipes on Saturday.
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City champions South Sa-Hali elementary won gold at the 31st annual SD73 Elementary School Swim Meet at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. The school’s total of 539 points was good enough for victory. Aberdeen elementary placed second and Lloyd George was third. There were 230 students in action at the meet, which was held by the Kamloops Classic Swimming club. PARTY ON PODIUM Riptech Diving played host to the recreational and novice Riptech Fiesta Dive Meet last weekend in Kamloops. Members from the Kamloops club who
South Sa-Hali swimmers celebrate winning the city title.
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BRIEFS earned gold medals include Madi Condin (2), Finn Storie (2), Tyler Cloet (2), Ethan Voyer, Seth Bose and Sawyer Niedziejko. Riptech silver medal winners include Voyer, Spencer Dick, Sawyer
Niedziejko and Cole Etherington. Earning bronze medals were Etherington, Dick, Lasha Shantz, Jace Shantz (2) and Seth Bose. Lasha Shantz, Nicholas Bon-Hillman and Anika Niedziejko had fourth-place finishes and Bon-Hillman also had a fifth-place finish.
BLOOD DRIVE HAS KAMLOOPS ROOTS Hockey Gives Blood is aiming to reduce blood shortages nationwide. The recently formed nonprofit organization has partnered with Canadian Blood Services and is coming to Kamloops on Tuesday. Calvary Community Church will play host to the blood drive and awareness event, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stu Middleton, co-founder of Hockey Gives Blood, said the Humboldt tragedy compelled him to make a difference. He was also with Revelstoke Grizzlies teammates when his father was killed in a motorvehicle accident on Rogers Pass in 2000, a moment that emboldened his bond with his team and heightened his appreciation for bus culture. “It’s our goal to have the Kamloops event kickstart our initiative and show the country just how great the hockey community can be,” said Middleton, who is from
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SPORTS GOLFING TO FIGHT ALS IN KAMLOOPS Alec Hubert and Andrew Bentley of Kamloops Golf and Country Club will participate in the 13th annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS on June 14, golfing as many holes as they can that day. The initiative has raised more than $1.4 million to help fight the fatal neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Donate online at golfathonforals.com.
ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Jaida Tarlit of Westsyde secondary soaring at the Battle of the Border track and field meet at Hllisde Stadium in April.
Local athletes reach podium at Armstong Classic meet The Kamloops Track and Field Club played host to the Dylan Armstrong Classic on the weekend, with more than 350 athletes in attendance at Hillside Stadium. Many local athletes won medals in their respective divisions. In girls’ action, Rya Liburd was second in the 60-metre dash; Rylie Nessman was first in high jump and long jump, and third in the 60m dash; Stephanie Jones was second in the 60m, high jump and long jump; and Paige Planden was second in high jump and third in the 60m and 200m. Danica Renwick was second in the 200m and 1,200m; Sienna Angove was first in the 1,200m and third in the 200m, high jump and javelin; Sophia D’Amore was second in high jump and third in triple jump; Katie Gill was third in shot put; and Natasha Kociuba was third in shot put. On the boys’ side, Ryland Sheldon was first in the 60m, 600m, long jump and javelin, and second in high jump and shot put; Tomas Heer was first in high jump and second in the 600m, long jump and shot put; Jacob Heer was second in the 1,200m and third in high jump; and Nate Nessman was second in high jump and third in long jump. Issa Diaou was first in triple jump and pole vault and second in high jump; Kelton Blower was first in shot put and discus; Mark Vermette was second in shot put and javelin; Kian Zabihi was first in shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw; Dawson Swoboda was second in javelin and hammer throw and third in discus; and Lucas Heer was third in pole vault. For men’s, women’s and masters results, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com.
FOUR IN A ROW? The Kamloops Venom were looking for their fourth straight victory when they played host to the South Okanagan Flames of Penticton on Thursday after KTW’s press deadline. Kamloops moved to three wins and one loss on the Thompson Okanagan Junior B Tier 1 Lacrosse League season with a 14-6 victory over the Armstrong Shamrocks at Memorial last Saturday. Tanner Koroluk scored five goals for the Snakes, Tylor Seabrooke and Colton Boomer each potted a pair of goals and Derek Rockvam, Ryan Wightman, Nathan Fraser, Garrett Miller and Marcelo Bose had singles. Ethan Milobar was between the pipes for the first two periods and made 17 saves. Milobar and Troy Cuzzetto combined for seven stops in the third period. As of Thursday afternoon, the Vernon Tigers had five wins and one tie and sat atop TOJLL standings. Kamloops N S F W
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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Tallis McLeod and the Kamloops RiverDogs will be in action this weekend at the River City Classic on McArthur Island. The Dogs begin play against a Kelowna squad on Saturday.
River City Classic The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association will play host to the River City Classic this weekend on McArthur Island. Mosquito-, peewee-, bantamand midget-age players will be in action from Saturday to Monday. The midget AAA Kal TIre RiverDogs open their tournament against Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association of Kelowna on Saturday. Game time is 11 a.m. at Norbrock Stadium DOGS DWELLING IN LAST PLACE The midget AAA Kamloops RiverDogs posted a 1-3 record in B.C. Baseball College Prep League play on McArthur Island last the weekend. Chilliwack swept a doubleheader
against Kamloops on Sunday, winning 6-2 and 7-3. The Dogs earned a split against Richmond on Saturday, blanking the Chuckers 4-0 in Game 1 before dropping the rematch 9-7. Kamloops pitcher Jared Pringle was fantastic on the mound in the shutout victory, giving up four hits and one walk in seven innings. He struck out two batters. Nolan Austin had two hits, an RBI and scored one run in the win over Richmond. Trey Alec, Bailey English and Grayden Baker each had two singles. Chilliwack (12-2) is atop league standings, followed by Cloverdale (7-3), Tri-City (10-7), Richmond (4-6), West Kelowna (5-9), Ridge Meadows (4-9) and Kamloops (3-9).
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Obituaries & In Memoriam Celebration of Life Dr. Donald Stewart Burris
M.D.C.M., F.R.C.S. (C), F.R.C.O.G. July 13, 1920 – January 31, 2018
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Janet Christine Sheehan, aged 63 years, passed away on May 3, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.
Della was born in Kamloops, BC and passed away after her long courageous battle with kidney disease in Kamloops, BC. She was met at the Heavenly gate and welcomed home by her husband Bill, mother Annie and brothers Louie and Roy.
Janet was born December 30, 1954 in Vancouver, BC and was the daughter of John A. Beck and Ann C. Moyes.
Della will be Lovingly remembered by her children Mark and Barbie, sisters Violet and Noreen, brothers Lloyd, Harry and Tommie, as well as Kathy, Connie, Danny and Brenda whom she helped raise and their families. She also leaves to mourn many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Della grew up in Pritchard, BC and settled in Chase, BC with her husband Bill and their two children. Where she helped run their logging truck business.
A Celebration of Life for Stewart will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC.
Della will be fondly remembered for her passion of home, family dinners, love of life. Her gardening boasts her appreciation of flowers and beauty of nature. Special thank you to Wanda, Carey, brother Tommy, nieces Brenda, Debbie and Jen who stayed 4 days and nights with her. A Celebration of Della’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Service, 8-177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.
In 1978, Janet moved to Kamloops to raise her children and be close to family. She worked for the City of Kamloops and enjoyed her time with many of the lifelong friends she made there. One of Janet’s main passions was travelling and she spent much of her life doing so. Therefore in 2015, when Janet retired she dedicated her time travelling the world. Predeceased by her spouse Verlyn Hoffman (2006) and her eldest brother Morris (Janet) Beck (2013). Janet is survived by her children Christie Sheehan, Robert Sheehan and Melanie (Herman) Ten Haaft, grandchildren Chase and Jillian, siblings Hugh (Lorna) Beck, Catherine Melynk, Jo-Ann Sheehan, Dorothy (Walter) Campbell, James (Lanai) Beck, and Steven (Kelly) Beck. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Janet during her illness. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Southern Interior Rotary Lodge, 2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1E2 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Janet’s Memorial will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Dr., Kamloops, BC. Arrangements provided by Kamloops Funeral Home.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial, Kamloops (250) 554 2429 Condolences may be left for Della’s family at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
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Online condolences can be on Janet’s Sheehan’s Memorial Tribute at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com/online-tributes
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can all share in Gerry’s life adventure. Celebration of Life will be held at Vernon Lodge First Memorial Funeral Vernon BC, on May 26, 2018Service from 2 pm Funeral Director & Embalmer Ballroom, please send donations to Joseph moved to British Columbia from Ontario in 2006. He graduated from the Funeralto 6 pm. In lieu of flowers 250-554-2429 Service program at Humber College in Toronto. After working in a Funeral Home for Vernon Hospice House in memory of Gerry.
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8 rewarding years in Cranbrook, BC, Joe and his wife of 33 years moved to Kamloops, where he started with First Memorial Funeral Service. He loves to explore forgotten places, hiking, traveling, and patiently supports his wife’s interest in flowers and gardening. They have two adult married children who share their love of adventure.
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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Lonell Janine Topal on May 13, 2018. Lonell passed suddenly at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops of lung disease.
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Obituaries & In Memoriam Lori Palm (Lamoureux, Keibel)
February 13, 1921 – May 4, 2018
November 7,1935 - May 13, 2018
Mothers Day! The day we lost our beautiful Mom, Grams, Auntie and Friend. The day you hope will never come. She left us quickly, quietly and peacefully, just the way she would have planned it. She was the captain of our team, the glue that held us together and the MOM that was always so much more than “just a MOM”. We will honour her forever! Lori is survived by her three girls Julie McKay, Shelley Colliver Trew (Gary) and Rhonda Clark (Jim) as well as two grandsons Jason McKay (Tasha) and Brock Colliver (Kimberlee) and two great-grandsons Luca McKay and Carter McKay. There will be no service at Lori’s request. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kamloops SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
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Terry Hannigan passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018 at Kamloops Seniors Village. He is predeceased by his cherished wife Doris on March 30, 2018. Survived by daughters Holly (Larry) Campbell of Kamloops and Heather (Ted) McCain of Maple Ridge, grandchildren Brent (Sandra) Campbell, Erin (Bruce) Hobkirk, Andrea (Cameron) Falt, Sarah (Vinny) Kumar, Scott (Michele Logan) Campbell, Joel (Marina Misuric) McCain, Ian Campbell, Lachlan Campbell, six great-grandchildren, cousins Niall Hannigan, Belfast, N. Ireland and Alexandra Hannigan, London, England and many friends. Terry was born in Burnaby on February 20, 1921, an only child to Fred and Annie (nee Harrington) Hannigan. Shortly after his birth, his father succumbed to injuries sustained in the First World War and he was raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents. Burnaby was a small agricultural and logging town in those days; Dad felt he had an idyllic childhood and that he was lucky to have lived his life in the best of times. He appreciated all the opportunities the 20th century had to offer. He began work as a surveyor for the City of Vancouver after high school, retiring in 1975 as Superintendent of Sanitation. He served as a signalman in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He and Doris (nee Baldwin) were married on May 20, 1950 in Burnaby; their love affair lasted almost 68 years. Dad was a handyman extraordinaire – he could make and fix anything. He built their first home on Irmin Street in South Burnaby where every nail was hammered by hand and he did all the wiring and plumbing too! Irmin Street neighbours became lifelong friends. Their house is one of the few original houses on the street still standing.
It was a wooden clinker built which he lovingly restored. Scores of children and adults learned to waterski behind “13K33982” at Tribune Bay on Hornby Island. Four other boats followed, in which over the years, Mom and Dad cruised up and down the BC Coast. Dad had a plaque in their last boat – Starquest IV – that read “A boat is a hole in the water into which one pours money”. They felt it was money well spent as they shared many wonderful boating excursions with family and friends. Dad was dedicated to Burnaby Power and Sail Squadron, helping teach boating courses and proctoring exams. He served as Commander 19771978. He was a kind, gentle man with a raucous, infectious laugh, always willing to help anyone when needed. Terry lived 96 years in Burnaby before he and Mom moved to Kamloops last year. Thank you to Royal Inland Hospital Emergency Department, Dr. C. Dusik and to Kamloops Seniors Village for your wonderful care and compassion for our Dad. A Celebration of Life for Terry and Doris will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby, BC.
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Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared.
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Live-In Resident Manager Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society Job Posting Full-time Female Youth Worker Salary $42,664.60 annum to $ 52,490.60 annum 35 hr/week flexible schedule Comprehensive benefit package Job Posting Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society (1) Full-time Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician
Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) Clinician. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinician will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children and families who are experiencing significant challenges, in the Merritt area. The position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Evening and weekend work as required.
Our vision is to work collaboratively to facilitate opportunities for our children, families and communities to achieve their full potential and realize a healthy quality of life through the expression of our ancestral beliefs, values and instructions. Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) has been providing child protection and support services to the Nicola Valley (Merritt, B.C.) since 1994. Please learn more about us www.scwexmx.com and Merritt, B.C. www.merritt.ca
The Female Youth Support Worker delivers quality Youth support services that are focused on the best interests and needs of Aboriginal youth in the Nicola Valley. Youth services and programs will be developed and delivered with family, community and cultural values in mind. The Female Youth Support Workerâ€˜s goal is to safeguard youthâ€™s well-being and to develop safe environments for their growth and development and provide opportunities for youth to reach their full potential.
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â€˘ High School Graduate â€˘ Previous work with youth â€˘ Previous experience with facilitation and development of programs/workshops â€˘ Demonstrated knowledge of local cultural practices â€˘ Travel in this position is required (to: clientsâ€™ residences, court, communities, foster care homes and other locations as necessary) â€˘ Potential for violence in the workplace â€˘ Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job which include lifting of children â€˘ Non-standard hours of work â€˘ Supervision received- frequent consultation with direct supervisor with directive and regular review of the work performed â€˘ Pass and maintain appropriate Criminal Record Check â€˘ Have or obtain class 4 BC Driverâ€™s Licence and provide drivers abstract Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Your interest in contributing as part of our team at a great organization begins with submitting your cover letter and resume as one document saved as (your last name resume FYW May 2018) before June 1, 2018 with the email or fax subject line as â€œApplying to FYW May 2018â€? to: email@example.com. Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director 2975 Clapperton Ave. Merritt, B.C. V1K 1G2 Tel: (250) 378-2771 â€˘ Fax: (250) 378-2799 Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
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School District No. 73 Kamloops/Thompson HEATING/REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN
School District #73 (Kamloops/Thompson) is presently seeking a Heating/Refrigeration Technician beginning employment on July 3, 2018. The successful applicant should possess an Interprovincial Heating/Refrigeration Trades Qualification Certificate, a valid class 5 driverâ€™s license, and have 5 years proven previous work experience. Gas Fitters â€˜Aâ€™ Ticket, Confined space, Fall Protection and Elevated work Platform training would be an asset. The district will consider applicants in a third or fourth year apprenticeship. Please include a driverâ€™s abstract with your application. School District #73 is a public school district located in Kamloops, BC. The District has 46 schools and 5 facilities buildings. We offer a competitive salary and trade days off. To apply or for more information, please visit makeafuture.ca/kamloops-thompson to create your profile. Closing date: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
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Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society Job Posting Full-time Social Worker Salary $48,830.60 – 70,124.60 per annum Comprehensive benefit package Job Posting Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society (1) Full-time Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician
Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) Clinician. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinician will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children and families who are experiencing significant challenges, in the Merritt area. The position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Evening and weekend work as required.
Our vision is to work collaboratively to facilitate opportunities for our children, families and communities to achieve their full potential and realize a healthy quality of life through the expression of our ancestral beliefs, values and instructions. Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) has been providing child protection and support services to the Nicola Valley (Merritt, B.C.) since 1994. Please learn more about us www.scwexmx.com and Merritt, B.C. www.merritt.ca
Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Social Worker. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Social Worker will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children and families who are experiencing significant challenges, in the Merritt area.
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• Bachelor’s Degree in social work or similar field is preferred • Must have, or be eligible for, C6 delegation • Minimum one-year social work experience preferred however encourage new graduates to apply or • Minimum one-year experience with First Nations families, youth, children and families • Ability to interpret and apply Federal and Provincial legislation and standards of practice • Experience working with Aboriginal communities • A valid BC class 5 driver’s license and criminal record check are mandatory
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Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director 2975 Clapperton Ave. Merritt, B.C. V1K 1G2 Tel: (250) 378-2771 • Fax: (250) 378-2799 Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
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f the band was a couple, this would be its diamond year — but MonkeyJunk is notably a trio. The band is composed of singer, guitarist and harmonica player Steve Marriner, drummer Matt Sobb and guitarist Tony D. The threepiece formed in Ottawa in 2008, but its history began in 1998 with a friendship. “He [Tony D] was one of first people to get me on stage when I was just coming up as a kid. He’s been a mentor and a friend for 20 years,” Marriner said. The band found some success early on. It placed third at the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, started touring and later recorded an album. “And the rest is history,” Marriner told KTW. Looking back on the band’s 10 years, Marriner said they’ve always kept a heavy touring schedule. “From a band that started playing Sunday nights in Ottawa, we’ve now visited a dozen countries and played more than 100 dates per year for those 10 years,” he said.
There’s been a couple of big milestones along the way for the band — the trio just picked up their second Juno award for best blues album with a win for their latest album Time to Roll. Their first was came in 2012 for To Behold. MonkeyJunk has stayed in award-worthy condition, something Marriner attributes to the fact that they tour so often. But inspiration for that kind of staying power might also have come from another project Marriner worked on. In 2014 he produced an album for Drew Nelson, a 42-year veteran of the Ottawa blues scene who Marriner thought hadn’t received the attention he deserved. Marriner said he sees a lot of honesty in Nelson’s music and wanted to showcase that, noting what has kept the veteran going is like an innate biological imperative. “It’s like your job in life,” he said. “Why do geese fly south? We’re just programmed that way.” Nelson is just one of Marriner’s many guitar heroes, but with some doomsaying the death of
the electric guitar, the question had to be asked: Are the blues endangered? “No. Same thing happened in the ‘70s, man. Disco. Look at the ‘80s — it came back with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai — all kinds of guitar heroes came out of the ‘80s post-disco,” he said. While pop music trends towards more electronic music, Marriner said it’s a pendulum and it will eventually swing back, since “there will always be a desire to hear music that is created by a real instrument,” he said. At any rate, Marriner has little reason to worry, since the band continues to find an audience across Canada and beyond. Its current tour started in Charlottetown, and in less than two months, has shot across the country. On May 30, MonkeyJunk be in Kamloops to play a 7 p.m. show at The Blue Grotto. “I think we just don’t give people a chance to forget about us. We usually cross the country once a year — we’re around. We’re like a rash. You can’t get rid of us.” Marriner said. Tickets are $15 and available online at kamtix.ca.
MonkeyJunk’s Matt Sobb, Steve Marriner and Tony D will bring their blues to the River City on May 30 for a show at The Blue Grotto.
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QUEEN TRIBUTE Sunday, 7 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.
Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is a show that sets out to recreate Queen’s 1986 world tour concert and features more than 20 of the bands biggest hits. The show promises authentic costumes and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Tickets are $59 for adults and $30 for children under 13 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, by phone at 250-374-5483, in person at 1025 Lorne St. or online at kamloopslive.ca.
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Fox’n Hounds is throwing a glow in the dark art party to do just that. A professional artist will be on-hand to guide new creators. Aprons are provided, but participants should wear appropriate clothing just in case. Reservations can be made at kamloopsartparty.com/book-online.
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THIS WEEKEND: HYDRA FESTIVAL CONTINUES
Kamloops’ inaugural Hydra Festival concludes this weekend. There’s still time to catch shows like It All Started With a Dick Pic: The Stripsical, featuring costumes pictured here. On Friday, the day’s five shows start at 2 p.m. with Yes, Mistress. Friday also marks the final showing of Two Thirty & The Murder of Arthur Wong at 7:30 p.m. Saturday is even more busy, with a full day of seven shows, an improvisation workshop and the awards ceremony and closing party. For the complete schedule, visit chimeratheatre.com/hydrafestival.
COVER BAND Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
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They call themselves the Okanagan’s “most versatile cover band” — if you want to know why, you’ve got your chance as the Young’uns stop by the Blue Grotto. Admission is $5 cover at the door. Ages 21 and over.
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Queen cover band has all the hits MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
illing the shoes of the iconic Freddie Mercury has been an honour and a challenge for Giles Taylor. Taylor plays the late British rock star in the show Queen: It’s Kinda Magic, which comes to the Sagebrush Theatre this Sunday. “It’s a very challenging role, and obviously, people come with a very high expectation because Freddie was such a musical icon — not just him, but the band as a whole. So the bar is set very high,” Taylor said. Mercury was known for his stage presence and vocal range as the frontman of Queen throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and Taylor said fans of the band expect to be entertained to a comparable level. “Obviously, we’re doing something right because we’ve been touring for the past five and a half years,” Taylor said. When the production company put the show together, it wanted someone who was going to be able to sing like Mercury, but also
play the piano parts live as well — and Taylor was lucky enough to land the role. Recreating Queen’s 1986 world tour, the show features more than 20 of the band’s hit songs, with careful attention paid to recreating Mercury’s voice, the guitar solos of Brian May and authentic costumes, all alongside state-of-theart sound and lighting. The two-hour concert is designed to showcase the best bits of Queen’s live performances, Taylor said. “We take from their very first show in the ‘70s right up until when Freddie died in 1991,” Taylor said. “It includes all of their hits, but we also have a lot of die-hard fans come and see us, so we like to slip in some cheeky B-sides now and then.” He said the show has become far more successful than they ever thought it would. The band always plays Queen’s hits — We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions — but it also likes to tailor the show to where it’s playing.
“For example, something that may have been a hit here in Canada might not have been a hit in the States or in South America or South Africa,” Taylor said. “We do like to mix our game up a bit and have some of the lesserknown hits, so [songs] like Fat Bottomed Girls, Radio Gaga and stuff like that.” Taylor said they always try to change up the songs and lend the show a fresh look to give fans a bit of variety the second and third time out. “If you are a Queen fan, then come on down — you won’t be disappointed. We have all the hits, some of the lesser-known hits, we have an amazing light show, we have the whole theatrical costumes and everything,” Taylor said, noting the concert will be something those who’ve been to a real Queen show will know and recognize. Non-Queen fans should come check it out, he said. “I guarantee there’s going to be loads of songs you’re going to hear that you recognize that you just didn’t realize were
Queen tunes,” Taylor said. While there will only ever be one Queen and one Freddie Mercury, Taylor said it’s their duty to re-create what they did as close as possible to provide a platform to fans who never had a chance to see the original Queen live to see what it would have been like. Supporting Taylor in this mammoth stage production is Richie Baker as Brian May on guitar, Kyle Thompson as Roger Taylor on
drums and Steven Dennett as John Deacon on bass. The cover band just got back from South Africa and is currently touring B.C., with Kamloops its last stop before travelling to Alberta. Tickets to the Kamloops show are still available through the Kamloops Live box office, by phone at 250-374-5483, in person at 1025 Lorne St. or online at kamloopslive.ca.
The beat goes on thanks to music collective DALE BASS STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
aymi Daniels faced a problem every school year. The Valleyview secondary music teacher was watching the numbers drop every September for band, choir or music theatre — and she wanted to do something about it. One of the issues, Daniels said, was some of the four elementary feeder schools to her school no longer offer music programs. While music is supposed to be mandatory, there are schools with no music specialists on staff to offer the programming, she said. Daniels wanted to find a way to fix that and, after a conversation with Kim Mangan, executive director of the Kamloops Music Collective, a plan was hatched. Mangan would work to get approval from the school district and the elementary principals to promote a program they would call Band Together.
It would bring together stuthey learn about music and devel- secondary where, Howe said, he’s dents from grades six and seven op an appreciation of it — all key watched the numbers decline who had an interest in music to keep creating those audiences through the years. together to learn how to play an that give musicians a reason to A link to the survey has been instrument. Twenty-eight eventuperform publicly. sent to all students who attended ally registered for the six weekly Ted Howe understands the the summer school in the past, sessions. need to promote music at an earasking several questions about Daniels volunteered her time, lier age. the many impacts the three-week Mangan found funding to buy A musician himself, the associdaily program might have had in some instruments and their abilities, understandValleyview opened its ing and appreciation of band room — and last music. ... We need to bring more September, there were 30 Support from the new students starting at United Way Thompsonfocus on how vibrant our Valleyview who registered Nicola-Cariboo and TRU’s arts community is. for band. community development That success has —KIM MANGAN research fund are helping inspired Mangan to not executive director Kamloops Music Collective drive the survey, which only plan to do it again for will continue to the end of Valleyview, but hopefully July, when the analysis will grow Band Together, bringing in ate professor at Thompson Rivers begin. other secondaries and their feeder University is working with the colMangan and Howe see the schools to provide music to young lective on a survey to determine work as essential to Kamloops, as children and inspire them to purthe impact its Kamloops Summer well as to the collective. sue it at least for a few more eduSchool of Music has had in the With the branding of the cational years. four decades it has existed. Tournament Capital of Canada, Daniels said even those who Howe and his son are members Mangan said, people tend to view don’t move forward in music after of Kamloops Community Band Kamloops through that lens. graduation benefit from it because and his son also studies it at Sahali “We need to bring more focus
on how vibrant our arts community is,” she said. Howe spoke to research already done on the arts which shows evidence its benefits go beyond just learning to play an instrument into other areas of life. Researchers have found listening to music can improve memory, help aging brains stay healthy, release endorphins in the body that can ease anxiety and pain and stabilize the immune system. Music connects with brain function, blood pressure and heartbeat, along with feelings and emotions, to cause a body to relax, breathing to slow, tension to ease and, in the case of stroke survivors and Parkinson’s disease patients, help with recovery as brain scans show music and motor-control in the body share circuits. For more information on Band Together, Mangan can be reached at 236-425-4221 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The collective’s office is at 423 St. Paul St.
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The Air Bands Unite event planned by Volunteer Kamloops for May 26 has been postponed. The organization said it will find a later date that will allow for better timing and band preparation. Refunds for tickets purchased are available. For more information, email info@ volunteerkamloops.org.
Jazzy Siobhan Walsh Group plays Friday at St. Andrews
The Siobhan Walsh Group is at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St., for a Friday, May 18 show. Walsh’s musicality takes her through soul, blues, jazz and gospel and manages to work in some of her own covers of Davie Bowie, Aretha Franklin and D’Angelo, among others. Backing her is Adam Rohrlick on guitar and saxophone, Jason De Couto on keyboard and Jamie Fraser on drums. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
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The Comic Strippers improvisational comedy troupe are in Kamloops for a show on Friday, May 25, at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. This time they’ll be leaving their clothes on for a special version of their show. Tickets are at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca. The troupe’s press release and the box office website only refers to ticket prices as $30 for groups of six or more.
How not to write a memoir
Vernon author Natalie Appleton will talk about the way to write family stories with her May 24 presentation How Not To Write A Family Memoir. The winner of the Prairie Fire’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Contest also saw her on-fiction story Fourth Son of Fourth Wife listed on the 2016 CBC Creative Non-fiction contest. Last January she released I Have Something to Tell You, which she describes as “a lyrical, vulnerable exploration of the meaning of love, family, home and the magic of the universe.” The memoir deals with her decision to leave small-town Alberta for a life-changing job in Thailand. The session, presented by the Kamloops Society for the Written Arts, is at the Kamloops Library, 100465 Victoria St. It starts at 6:30 p.m.
(Even more) names for Roots and Blues Festival More acts for the 26th annual Roots and Blues Festival have been announced. Popular demand is bringing back
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BRIEFS The Lil Smokies again this year. The band was one of the most popular last year when it took the main stage on opening night, receiving a standing ovation in the middle of the set. The Boom Booms are debuting at the festival during it’s kick-off party on Thursday, Aug. 16. Colleen Brown, who performs as Major Love, is also coming this year. Her voice has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and her albums top college radio charts. The Dimpker Brothers, a folkrock-blues due from Sweden have also been added. The brothers were coming to North America to back Rev. Sekou, also on the program for the Aug. 17 to Aug. 19 festival and they’ll now also be highlighted on their own. Early-bird weekend pass ticket sales ends on May 31. For more information, go online to rootsandblues.ca.
Spring art show
A group of local artists is holding the Spring Reflections Art Show and Sale at The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St., from May 24 to May 27. Artists taking part include Lynda Boutilier, Sharon Ikia, Linda Scarfo, Lorraine Papp, Jean Hagen, Eileen Funk and Sue Lacourciere. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on opening day and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the remaining days. Proceeds go to Crossing Bridges Outreach, a program run by the Kamloops Arts Council to provide free arts workshops to people.
Looking for models
Joy Factory Films is looking for four adult women between the ages of 35 and 55 to be in a Gold Country Communities Society promotional video. Preference will be give to those who live in the Gold Country area of 70 Mile, Big Bar, Bonaparte Plateau, South Green Lake, Clinton, Loon Lake, Cache Cree, Ashcroft, Spences Bridge, Lytton, Logan Lake, Walhachin and Lillooet but Kamloopsians can also apply. Filming will be for two to three days in June or July. Payment is $150 for a full day, $100 for a half day, with meals, beverages and accommodation, if needed, provided. No experience is required. To apply for an audition, email a headshot, contact information, creative resume and place of residence to JoyFactoryModels@gmail.com.
Lynda at the Library
The local libraries are offering the learning platform Lynda.com, an online learning platform of tutorials in software and web development, photography and design and business skills. The courses are self-paced from beginner to advanced content. They are free at the North and South shore libraries to those with a library card.
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
arts&entertainment Spendo’s latest a solo act DALE BASS STAFF REPORTER email@example.com
pencer Tomlinson was 13 when his family moved to Kamloops. A social guy, it took him time to make friends at Sa-Hali secondary when he arrived — but he credits that with his current life situation. “When I was in Grade 8, my dad was playing his guitar and I looked at him and I thought ‘I’m gonna conquer that thing,’” Tomlinson said. But, learning to play guitar wasn’t enough, so he took up drums at about the same time. Fast-forward a few years and Tomlinson, a member of the Vancouver rock band Aviator Shades, is hard at work creating his first solo recording. First, he said, he wrote the songs. Then he recorded the drums. After that, he recorded the bass, and then the guitar and finally, the vocals. Suffice to say Spendo is as close to a one-man production as it could be. The only other voice involved is that of his girlfriend, who sang some back-up harmonies. Tomlinson’s bringing his debut recording back to Kamloops for an album release party at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 Eighth St., on Saturday. The tracks go live on streaming the day before the show.
Backing him for the Kamloops gig is Vancouver rock band The Vidos, who will also be the headline act after Tomlinson’s set. Tomlinson said his music has a 1970s vibe — think Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac or Tragically Hip. “It’s classic rock. Definitely classic rock.” He credits his parents for his musical life because it was constantly around him at home, with a strong theme of Stevie Ray Vaughn on the playlist. “They played others, Dire Straits, all the classics when I was growing up but it was mostly Stevie Ray Vaughn,” Tomlinson said. The music would be blasting in the car, in the house, through the multiple-speaker system dad created and where as a youngster, Tomlinson recalled, he would stand in front of them and feel the music from the vibrations “and I’d just go nuts.” Feeling the music was important then, he said, because for the first three years of his life, he had tone-deafness. The release party isn’t the only time Tomlinson will be sharing his music in his former hometown. He’s booked with The Vidos to headline the Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park. For this week’s show, admission is $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Pokotillo dance group finds medals at Ukrainian festival The Kamloopsbased Pokotillo ensemble danced its way to big wins during the recent B.C. Ukrainian Cultural Festival. The 23rd annual event, held at Mission’s Clarke Theatre on May 5, featured competitive dance groups from across B.C, and Washington state. Pokotillo brought home four silver and four bronze medals. Medals were awarded to Pokotillo from demanding adjudicator Tymothy Jaddock. Jaddock is a performer with Cheremosh of Edmonton, one of
Canada’s top Ukrainian dance troupes and has officiated at many events in Western Canada, including the prestigious National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin. The festival featured more than 300 performers from 11 troupes, including Surrey’s Kvitka, AUUC School of Dance (Vancouver), Barvinkok (Seattle), Dolyna (Comox Valley), Doylna (Kelowna), Tropak (Richmond), Veselka (Victoria), Vesna (Nanaimo), Yevshan (Abbotsford) and Zirka in the Okanagan.
A crowd of approximately 1,500 attended the festival, which included performances, food, music and an array of booths featuring arts, crafts and clothing. As a dance school, Pokotillo’s roots date back to 2003 through the City of Kamloops’ parks and recreation program. The dance school’s year-end show will take place on Sunday, June 17 at the Kamloops Yacht Club. Go to Pokotillo Ukrainian Dancers on Facebook or phone 778-538-4144 or 250376-1188.
Tribute to Roy Orbison at The Dunes Fans of music legend Roy Orbison may want to mark May 25 on the calendar. On that Friday night at The Dunes in Kamloops, Michael Danckert will perform Only The Lonely, Soundalike and lookalike alike? Michael Danckert as Roy Orbison.
a tribute to one of the greatest voices of our time. Danckert is a Toronto singer whose four-octave voice is crucial to capturing the unique sound of Orbison in such hits as Pretty Woman, In Dreams, Crying and Only The Lonely. Danckert has been performing for 15 years, playing
in Royal Canadian Legions, concert halls, casino lounges and corporate venues. Danckert said one of the toughest challenges facing any tribute artist is choosing the right songs. “Some performers forget that their audience came to hear the songs they
know and love,” he said. “Not obscure, difficult songs that serve only to show off the performer’s vocal prowess or musicianship. No matter how easy a song is to perform or how many times a performer has done it, if it was a hit, he can be pretty certain it’s one the audience is expecting to hear. In this case, the
old showbiz saying — ‘Give’ em what they paid for’ — rules.” Tickets to the show are $49.95 and can be purchased by calling 250-579-3300 (extension 2) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7:30 p.m. and Danckert hits the stage at 8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
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FROM SACRED TO COUNTRY
Serious Options has an eclectic mix of music planned when it presents The Light of a Clear Morning on May 26 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1136 Sixth Ave. The 35 singers under the direction of Noralee Quast will perform songs from the sacred to the country music of Dolly Parton, some a capella to bring back the memory of The Coasters, U2’s MLK and a medley from the Broadway play Evita — complete with choreography. “It’s quite a mix of things,” said longtime member George Atkinson. The choir is doing two shows on May 26: a 2 p.m. matinee with a $10 admission and a 7:30 p.m. show with a $15 admission. Atkinson said the program is about 1.5 hours.
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Berwick’s Best Bites Wednesday, May 30th at 2:00 pm
CALLING ALL FOODIES Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and friends. Watch our chef’s in action while they showcase some of Berwick’s Best Bites.
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Local filmmakers win Storyhive cash prizes to make projects Telus is sending $10,000 cheques to two area creators who won in its Storyhive competition, funding they will use to create short documentaries. Shalyn Pigeon is receiving hers for The Fire Within Us, a look at the resiliency of youth when the Elephant Hill wildfire destroyed about half of the homes on Ashcroft First Nation land last year. The documentary Pigeon plans to create will look at the raw youth experiences from the day of the fire, from having to evacuate with no time to gather belongings, to watching their homes and everything they owned and knew burn from afar. Working with Pigeon will be Micheal Auger of the Centre for Digital Media. Also taking part will be Rachel Dixon, Mackenzie Pittman, Shane Alendal and Kaylee Dick, all of who were at the site when the fire ripped through. Vesta Giles plans to make When I’m Dead, which she describes as experiencing her
A screen capture of the promotional trailer for The Fire Within Us.
first laugh after her daughter’s death as she goes through her child’s possessions. It’s the story of Amelia grieving the cancer-related death of her daughter Lizzie and how her child realized that, once she was gone, there would be a huge hole in the lives of her parents. So she planted things in her
possessions for her mother to eventually discover. The two were part of 47 awards presented to those entering the annual contest in B.C. and Alberta. More than 300 ideas were submitted. The final projects are scheduled to air in the fall on Storyhive.com and on Telus Optik TV On Demand.
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
Infinity who? Try Avengers Forever Some of you may have heard of this little movie called Avengers Infinity War. Word on the street is that it’s doing quite well. Marvel Comics has launched a brand new Avengers comic with the classic lineup of Avengers to tie in to the movie. But I don’t want talk about that comic — I want to talk about my favourite Avengers story: Avengers Forever. I’m selfish like that. Deal with it. Apparently, in the distant future, humankind will inevitably form some sort of evil galactic empire and travel the cosmos destroying and enslaving everything and everyone it meets. So because of this, these selfappointed universal janitors called the Time Keepers have tried and failed numerous times to keep the Avengers, and humanity in general, from exploring the stars. Eventually, after failing so much, they just say screw it, and try to kill the Avengers before they become too much of a problem. Aiding the Time Keepers is the time-travelling perpetual pain in the ass Immortus, and whenever Immortus is around, you know his time travelling younger-self, Kang, is not far behind. And for those
of you who don’t know, Kang the Conqueror is the coolest villain ever. He conquers time. Do you have any idea how hard that is to do? Not for Kang. Key to all of this is perennial Avengers sidekick Rick Jones, who happens to possess a new mysterious power called the Destiny Force. Using said power, Rick is able to assemble a team of Avengers from different periods in time to help him battle the Time Keepers and Immortus’ forces. The team includes a disillusioned Captain America, multiple Hank Pyms, future Avengers
Songbird and Captain Marvel, and even Kang, just because he likes to screw up Immortus’ plans whenever he can. This time-lost Avengers team encounters many of the key moments in Avengers history, learning how all these moments are actually connected in a giant conspiracy to destroy mankind. It not only provides an awesome history lesson for Avengers fans (complete with liner notes), but also provides the writer a chance to clean up the long-running Avengers continuity (well before that became all the rage in comics.) Avengers Forever is universally recognized as one of the Avengers finest stories. Writer Kurt Busiek is a true Avengers fan with an incredible grasp on the characters and history, while artist Carlos Pacheco’s art is some of the best the team has ever seen. Originally published in the late 1990s, Avengers Forever is from a different period in comics where superheroes could travel through space and time, beating the crap out of cosmic villains and not thinking twice about it. Nick Klie is manager of High Octane Comics. For more, visit 250Third Ave. or call 250-377-8444.
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