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JANUARY 9, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 3




WEATHER Flurries High 1 C Low -1 C

Details of the latest arts centre proposal, which is envisioned to rise on this parcel of land in the 300-block of St. Paul Street in downtown Kamloops

SNOW REPORT Sun Peaks Resort Mid-mountain: 115 cm Alpine: 147 cm Harper Mountain Total snow: 74 cm


PM at TRU town hall tonight

Share BC board director Dennis Giesbrecht has a bagged lunch ready for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada cares to duck out of his $300 per plate fundraiser lunch at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre on Wednesday. There are at least two other protests planned today, including one by the Yellow Vests group (members of which have been seen in Kamloops recently holding placards calling Trudeau a “traitor”) and another by a group opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. DAVE EAGLES/KTW


Bagging a lunch date with Trudeau JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

A pro-resource advocacy group will serve bagged lunches on Wednesday outside the venue of a pricey fundraiser event hosted by the Liberal Party of Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try to drum up support in advance of the Oct. 21 federal election. “The average person does not go out and spend $300 for lunch too often, but the average person does go and get their bagged lunch and put their work boots on and go to work — and that’s what we’re trying to say,” Share BC board director Dennis

Giesbrecht told KTW. Tickets for the Liberal party event, which is called An Afternoon with the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, are regularly priced at $300, but reduced for Victory Fund members ($200) and for those younger than 25 ($75). Victory Fund members are Liberals who make monthly donations to the party. It will be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, at 1250 Rogers Way in Aberdeen, beginning at 11 a.m. Giesbrecht said Share BC launched as a counterpoint to protestors during the War in the Woods, which resulted in environmentalists saving old-growth forests

from clearcutting in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island in the early 1990s. Giesbrecht, an oil and gas worker who failed to secure a city council seat in the 2018 civic election, cited resources for building communities, providing jobs, supporting families and bolstering the Canadian economy. He said the “Tides groups” of the world are trying to shut down “basically every resource project.” “We just need to get the message out there that people in Kamloops and people in B.C. support these resource-based jobs,” Giesbrecht said. See BAGGED LUNCH EVENT, A4

Canada’s prime minister will take questions from Kamloops residents on Wednesday night during a town hall slated to take place on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. Justin Trudeau is scheduled to spend parts of two days in the Tournament Capital this week. Wednesday’s town hall, in the old gym at TRU, is expected to be one of two public events during the stop. Press secretary Eleanore Catenaro said town hall-style events have taken place across Canada during Trudeau’s time as prime minister. “We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now,” she said. “This is the third year the prime minister has committed to doing this all across the country.” According to Catenero, Trudeau will stand in the centre of the room and field queries from attendees. “He’ll go around the room and pick questions based on who raises their hands,” she said. The event is free, but those looking to attend are encouraged to arrive early. Catenero said the doors will remain open until the venue is full. Doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. The town hall is expected to get underway at 7 p.m. Catenero said another Kamloops event is expected to be announced on Wednesday. “He will be there in the morning on Thursday, too, so I would stay tuned for that,” she said. On Wednesday morning, Trudeau is scheduled to appear at a Liberal Party of Canada fundraiser at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, with tickets priced at $300, $200 and $75.

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WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019


Kamloops council ready to strategize this week JESSICA WALLACE


Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian expects the economy, environment and livability to be top of mind during strategic planning this week.

Christian said. “Those will be some big-ticket things and sort of some fairly weighty discussions about that.” The city has been conducting a review of its existing strategic plan and councillor platforms during the recent election

Council will meet Thursday and Friday with city staff and a facilitator to outline priorities for its four-year-term. “I can tell you in broad strokes it will be about the economy, about the environment, about livability,”


and a push toward alternative transportation. Coun. Mike O’Reilly campaigned on keeping Kamloops affordable and investment-friendly. Those priorities will be top of mind for the first-term councillor in determining council’s

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campaign. The last strategic plan resulted in expanded relationships with Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, School District 73 and Thompson Rivers University, asset-management planning, KamPlan

direction for the next four years. Coun. Dale Bass said Kamloops’ population is expected to crest 100,000 people within three to five years — during this council’s term — noting the needs of a rapidly growing city need to be addressed. “One of the things that I’m concerned about is transit and the road system because once you pass six figures, you have to start thinking in those terms. You can’t keep thinking, you know, we’re just a little tiny city,” Bass said. “I think that’s going to be a significant rethink for the city administration because they’ve been doing things the same way for so long because we had stagnant growth.”

Coun. Denis Walsh is calling for “bold leadership” from the new council, which he said has potential due to its diversity, youth and creativity. He said visions for the city are coming from private enterprise and staff recommendations. “I think we haven’t really got the structure that allows that to happen,” he said. Coun. Dieter Dudy noted issues of homelessness, community engagement, a cultural centre at Stuart Wood and a performing-arts centre will also likely be brought up. He would like to see the regional district and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc pitch in cash. “They’re involved in sharing the benefits,” Dudy said.

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The Share BC event is not part of the Yellow Vests movement, but Giesbrecht said Share BC is “friends” with Rally 4 Resources, an Alberta-based group holding pro-pipeline rallies across the country. Giesbrecht expects between 50 and 200 people to join the Share BC event, noting it will be peaceful. He is also inviting the prime minister to join and said a bagged lunch will be waiting for him with Justin Trudeau’s initials on it. “Come on out and have lunch with us,” Giesbrecht said when asked about his message to Trudeau. “We’ll have a lunch bag for him and he can come and have a sandwich and talk to the people with boots on the ground.” Giesbrecht said the group is willing to work with any government. Asked about the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline, for which Trudeau has been criticized by environmentalists, Giesbrecht said it was unnecessary. “We had a private company who was willing to spend billions of dollars,” he said. “They had all the approvals in place. The thing that’s terrifying, we’ve had the announcements of natural gas, LNG projects, they’re starting to move ahead [in B.C.], but the same protest groups are shutting those down. “Even though, whether it’s Trans Mountain or gas projects, they’ve ticked all the boxes, they’ve jumped through all the hoops and Trans Mountain still got shut down.” Bagged lunches will be provided by donation. Proceeds collected above lunch costs will be donated to the Kamloops Food Bank. What will be on the bagged-lunch menu remains unclear. “My original plan was bologna sandwiches,” Giesbrecht said.

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A local philanthropist is offering millions of dollars worth of land and design plans to resurrect a plan for a performing-arts centre in downtown Kamloops. Council chambers were full on Tuesday afternoon when Ron Fawcett — who, with wife Rae, lives in Kamloops and made his money through building rentals in Western Canada — pitched a $70-million, 103,000-square-foot centre at the same location as an arts centre proposal that was rejected by voters three years ago. The new proposal includes three theatres, with 1,200, 450 and 75 seats, respectively. “This is my past,” Fawcett told reporters, citing his love of classical music. “It’s also my future. I’ve got five kids. They all live in Kamloops. I’ve got 14 grandchildren here. They need this in their community. They need this centre. The community needs this centre. …. It’s just give back, it’s just our time. We’re able to do it and we’re more than pleased to do it.” The main building (83,000 square feet) would house a larger theatre and have a sym-


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phony shell to accommodate the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, while the medium-sized theatre would be used for Western Canada Theatre productions. That theatre is smaller than the 680-seat Sagebrush Theatre, where the professional theatre company now hosts the majority of its shows, but WCT theatre director James MacDonald said the company could extend its runs.

MacDonald called the arts centre proposal exciting and noted WCT has been looking for a facility for administration and its theatre school, which are housed in Pavilion Theatre. He said there is demand amid a growing community and noted record attendance at WCT’s recent production of Elf. “The opportunities that we have to actually reach a new audience with the centre are massive,” he said. Cost of the proposed centre is $70 million, an amount that is more than $20 million less than the rejected centre proposal of 2015. Justin Dyck of CHP Architects said one of the mandates was to lower the cost, noting the $91-million cost of the 2015 project would be more than $100 million today. Dyck, who has been involved in more than 100 theatre projects, called the new proposal “the right building, in the right location, at the right time, for the right price.” Other highlights include a cafe and outdoor cafe area, rehearsal halls, meeting spaces and 20,000 square feet of office space in the Telus annex building on St. Paul Street, which has been purchased by the Fawcetts.

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This image of the robber entering the 7-Eleven store in Sahali was captured by the Summit Drive store’s security camera system.

Mounties on hunt for man who robbed store HOLDUP IN WEE HOURS OF TUESDAY NETTED BANDIT CASH AND CIGARETTES Kamloops Mounties are on the hunt for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven store in Sahali on Tuesday morning. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police received a call at 2:30 a.m. that the store had been robbed. A man entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. He took cash from the register and stole several cartons of Pall Mall cigarettes.

He then left the store at 1590 Summit Dr. and jumped into the passenger seat of what appeared to be a dark-coloured Honda Civic. The driver took off southbound on Summit Drive. Shelkie said the man did not show a weapon during the robbery, noting neither of the two clerks on duty were injured.

The robbery suspect stands about 5-foot-10 and appeared to have brown eyes. He was wearing a dark grey zip-up hoodie with a Boston Celtics logo on the front, a black balaclava and white and black bike gloves with a diamond pattern. Anybody with information on the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Absent is a controversial parkade, which was included in the last proposal. The new proposal includes just 70 underground parking spaces. Fawcett told council underground parking is expensive. “That’s a parking issue, not a performing-arts centre issue,” he said. Also absent is details on how much of the cost taxpayers would be required to pay. “That’s just not our ability to do this,” Fawcett told reporters. “I’ve looked at the other plan. We’re certainly going to be way less. I’m a big taxpayer in this town and we’re going to do that, but I don’t have the ability to figure that out. That has to be the city.” The $70-million proposal includes $8 to $10 million donated by the Fawcett family for the Telus annex building. That building will include rehearsal halls and WCT and KSO office space. The $70-million budget

MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW The Fawcett family puchased the Telus annex building in the 300-block of St. Paul Street, which would be used to house the offices of Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and others if the adjacent performing-arts centre becomes a reality.

breakdown is as follows: $47.7 million for the main building, which would be located on the former Kamloops Daily News property at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue, $6 million for design fees, $5.3 million for escalation contingency, $5.2 million for the theatre and general equipment, $3.2 million for

fixtures, furniture and equipment, $2.1 million for construction oversight and $575,000 for grounds enhancement. Fawcett said this proposal focused more on major user groups: Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Kamloops Art Gallery, all of which were represented at

Tuesday’s council meeting. Fawcett said he began consulting with them 18 months ago. Mayor Ken Christian called the turnout in support of the project — which included a full council chambers and about 100 people overflowing into city hall’s executive room, in addition to more than 65 letters in support from individuals and businesses — “unprecedented.” He thanked Fawcett and noted “how lucky we are to have a group, company as sophisticated as you calling Kamloops home. What you’ve shown us today is how strongly you believe in that home.” Kamloops council voted unanimously to include a performing-arts centre proposal as an item during strategic planning, which will see council determine its four-year direction during sessions on Thursday and Friday. In 2015, Kamloops voters rejected a performing arts centre proposal, with 54 per cent of residents casting ballots opposed.

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LOCAL NEWS Tuque-clad day-care tots enjoy feeding a gaggle of Canada geese and mallard ducks during a visit to McArthur Island in December 2017. A dearth of child-care spaces was an issue then as it is now. The city wants to create an inventory of child-care spaces as Kamloops families grapple with lengthy waitlists filled with unborn children. KTW FILE PHOTO


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A Kamloops city councillor sees opportunity amid what she considers a child care “crisis” in Kamloops. Dale Bass suggested looking at empty city spaces or changing zoning for smaller day cares. “The opportunities are in complete alignment with how we’ve dealt with housing,” Bass said. “We needed some housing, ‘Oh, we own some city property on Mission Flats, let’s put some housing there.’ I think we can do the same thing with child care.” The city wants to create an inventory of child-care spaces as Kamloops families grapple with lengthy waitlists filled with unborn children. Information released in Tuesday’s agenda from a Dec. 11 closed council meeting reveals the city is applying for provincial funding for up to $25,000 from the Community Child Care Planning Program to create the inventory. The province previously announced an expanded expenditure of more than $1 billion over three years, including the creation of 22,000 licensed child-care spaces.

Child care falls under the provincial purview and City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said the city would act as a facilitator and would not operate child-care facilities. “From our perspective, we’re not in child care right now — council said that — but do we want to partner? Don’t we want to partner?” Trawin said. “If we did partner, what does that look like? Is that partnership just city buildings? Until we know what the need is and what’s out there, it’s pretty tough to do anything else.” Meanwhile, families in Kamloops are struggling to find child care. Mother and lawyer Jessica Fisher returned to work on Monday after giving birth to a girl last spring. Husband Derek is taking over on paternity leave, but the couple needs part-time child care in May. To no avail, Fisher has put her name on three waitlists, dating back to before her child was born. “I got told to start on it before you give birth. That’s how I found out, just from word of mouth,” Fisher said. “But I wasn’t as aggressive as I appar-

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ently should have been.” Bass has been on the Kamloops Child Development Centre board for five years and said the waitlist for babies is several years in length. “We have parents coming in putting down deposits so that they might have a space, they just might have a space,” she said. “We are turning away people constantly.” Bass said she was “thrilled” when city administration recommended the provincial funding application, noting the local economy is impacted by child-care shortages. “If mom and dad can’t find day care, mom and dad aren’t going to work and, nine times out of 10, it’s mom who’s not going back to work,” Bass said. “In today’s world, most families can’t exist on dad’s income or just mom’s income.” Meanwhile, the Fishers are hoping a space becomes available in the next few months, but are making other plans. “I’m going to have to be asking my parents and Derek’s parents and my sister to help,” Fisher said. “And some people don’t have that. Luckily, we do.”


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onsider today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, the start of the federal election campaign as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Kamloops to begin a series of cross-country town halls. Trudeau will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. in the old gym at Thompson Rivers University. It is free to attend and he will apparently choose people at random when seeking questions from the audience. The town hall will be preceded by a fundraising lunch for his Liberal Party of Canada. Tomorrow, the prime minister and his large entourage will head to Regina to do it all over again as we march toward the Oct. 21 federal election. That Trudeau would start the campaign in Kamloops is not surprising. In the 2015 election, Steve Powrie received the most votes ever by a Liberal candidate in Kamloops and, had about 3,000 ABC (anybody but Conservative) voters read the political winds correctly and switched their vote to Powrie from New Democrat Bill Sundhu, the Grits would have won the riding, rather than have the Liberals and NDP split the vote and give Conservative Cathy McLeod the victory. Since being elected under his “sunny ways” mantra, Trudeau has found many cloudy skies, from breaking his biggest promise to adopt proportional representation and rid Canada of the first-past-the-post voting system to what many First Nations see as inaction on promises to improve the lives of Indigenous people. The prime minister has consistently answered Opposition questions in the House of Commons with non-answers, emulating behaviour of political leaders he has in the past criticized. As of Tuesday, the prime minister’s communications director told KTW there has been no confirmation of media availability in Kamloops with Canada’s leader. Perhaps, then, we will hear Trudeau offer honest answers to questions posed by ordinary Canadians on Wednesday night at Thompson Rivers University.

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egendary sportswriter Jim Taylor died on Monday. He was one of the reasons I married journalism in general and newspapers in particular. He was a newspaper god from a time we will never again see. In his memory, a column I wrote in 2008 after interviewing the journalism giant.

True story: When I was about 10, I wanted desperately to be a sportswriter when I grew up, so I wrote to Jim Taylor, at the time the best sports columnist in the land as he pounded out copious copy for the Vancouver Sun. I asked him a simple question: What do I need to do to become a sportswriter? He responded with a typewritten letter, one that included corrections he made in pencil on the page. “Read, read and read some more,” he wrote, and “write, write and write some more.” Taylor mentioned journalism school and said I should be prepared to spend some time in remote locales, making lousy money and working even lousier hours. A stirring motivational missive it wasn’t. But it was honest. I kept his letter for years. Then, when I was about 18, I accidentally locked our cat, Scratch, in my bedroom for an entire day. Scratch was the greatest cat of all time and knew how not to make a mess. So, after hours of imprisonment, Scratch just had to go. He had an entire expanse of carpet on which to deposit his gift, but Scratch, being a considerate cat, defecated on the lone piece of


MUSINGS paper on that volume of carpet. And that’s how my beloved letter from Taylor wound up like so much of yesterday’s newspaper — in the garbage. In 2005, I related this tale to Taylor when I interviewed the legend by phone while reviewing The Best of Jim Coleman, a book of columns by Coleman that Taylor had helped unearth and edit. When I told Taylor what Scratch had done to his letter to me, written back in the 1970s, Taylor’s wit was instant: “Everybody’s a critic.” And that is why Taylor is among the best of all time. Which is why Taylor’s 12th book — Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!, a memoir of his time at the Victoria Times-Colonist, the late and not-really-lamented Vancouver Times, the Vancouver Sun and the Province — is a must for anybody who is a fan of great writing and humorous anecdotes and wants to peer into the world of newspapers when they were inhabited by talented ink-stained wretches. Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite! is, as the subhead states, Taylor’s “life in the wonderful world of sports.” And it is a rollicking good read, covering Taylor’s beginnings in

Victoria (where he wanted to be a humour writer and had to be talked into writing sports) and his move to Vancouver, where he produced a column five days a week. Think about that — he wrote a column five days a week. Fellow legend Denny Boyd did likewise with his news column in the Sun. Such production is unheard of today. Taylor quotes Red Smith (whom he calls “the greatest sports columnist who ever lived”) on the subject of column-writing: “Writing a daily column is the simplest thing in the world. You just sit down in front of a typewriter and stay there until little drops of blood appear on your forehead.” Taylor’s memoir includes his experiences covering sporting events around the world — the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, hockey’s 1972 Summit Series in Moscow and swimming championships in Yugoslavia and Colombia. He also includes nine of his favourite columns to end the 248page book. Perhaps the finest chapter is one titled simply Teresa. In it, Taylor writes about his teenage daughter’s accident on the ski hill at Manning Park in 1976 that left her with permanent brain damage. “I almost didn’t include this chapter, fearful of the scabs that would be ripped away, as indeed they were,” Taylor writes. “But memory is a wonderful thing. When the glasses teared over, I could reach back in my mind and haul up those old pictures of the big-eyed girl in the filthy overalls.” They don’t make them like Taylor any more, but the memories are eternal.

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During a November Skype interview with KTW from Slovakia, David Scheffel held up a monitoring device he must carry with him as part of his bail conditions. The TRU professor has been charged with child pornography, sexual violence and arms trafficking, but claims he is being targeted for his research into the Roma of Slovakia.

WANTS WISH DELIVERED Editor: As a resident at The Hamlets in Westsyde who does not drive due to a handicap, I wonder why there is no post office in this busy part of Kamloops. If one wishes to mail an item that won’t fit in the red box or a package that requires extra postage, one must travel to North Kamloops. It would help if Westsyde had a basic post office service outlet. Perhaps an entrepreneur might consider operating a combined coffee shop/postal service

in the Westsyde Shopping Centre. Westsyde is a busy place in 2019 and is overdue for services like this. Also, why can’t local mail deliveries be sorted right here in Kamloops, as they once were? Even a package going across this town has to go to Richmond to be sorted, then be trucked back to Kamloops. How can this be more efficient? Gordon Gore Kamloops

Editor: It is for many good reasons to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visit Kamloops this week. I am glad he has had a chance to hit the slopes in B.C. and enjoy his visit. It would now be instructive and ethical for his personal response to at least eight letters sent to him since May 2018 from myself and colleagues around the world. We are seeking some support for liberating Thompson Rivers University professor David Scheffel from unjustified, malicious incarceration in Slovakia. This is a travesty of justice by a European Union member country. While Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is effusive about human rights abuses in Myanmar and Saudi Arabia, etc., the silence on Scheffel’s case is disturbing and unethical. I am ready to provide additional details to what has already been provided to the prime minister. Ivan Somlai Kamloops

THANKS FOR UPDATES Editor: Thank you, Kamloops This Week, for keeping the community notified regarding the status of the two men who were sought by Mounties: Cameron Cole and Charles Patrick. It’s a relief knowing they have been both arrested. It’s nice to know the police are doing their jobs, keeping the community safe, and it’s also important to keep the community notified in issues like this. Nicolas Jones, Kamloops

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“Good. We are tired of this Liberal government. I hope hundreds show up and have a peaceful rally that shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau we are fed up.” — posted by Annie Oakley 1234


“Go, Fawcetts Go. This should have been built already and thanks to their continuing work and vision, it’s a possibility still. “Let’s build this, Kamloops.” — posted by Erin Haffenden


“Had to chuckle when I looked at my property assessment page. “It’s a Google photo taken in the back alley rather than the front street view and it’s a closeup photo of my neighbour’s back fence, with nothing else to indicate there is even a building.” — posted by Lynn

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KTW FILE PHOTO Aneglo Iacobucci had worked at Radio NL since 1979. He died on Dec. 14, 2018. He was photographed last summer at Mayor Ken Christian’s re-election announcement.


Celebration of life for Iacobucci set for Feb. 2 A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, for late Radio NL reporter Angelo Iacobucci. A journalist on the local airwaves for nearly 40 years, Iacobucci was 60 years old when he died suddenly on Dec. 14. The event will be held in the theatre at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, at 1250 Rogers Way in Aberdeen.

It will begin at 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Jim Reynolds, Radio NL’s former program director, will emcee the event, which will include speakers and special guests. Iacobucci was well-connected in Kamloops and throughout the province, due to decades spent talking to people in the news business. He is survived by wife Silvana.

Winter Warm Up Open House S A T U R DAY, JANUAR Y 19 T H , 2 0 1 9 • 1 PM - 4 PM Warm up with us Saturday, January 19th as we enjoy winter comfort foods and beverages, prepared fresh by our gold seal Chef. Indulge, socialize and tour our modern retirement community. Bring a friend or the whole family, this is a complimentary event. Please RSVP to Charmaine: or call 778-362-9525


Welcome to Warner Field at Hillside Stadium Warner Rentals has signed a threeyear sponsorship agreement valued at $112,500 with the City of Kamloops for naming rights to Hillside Stadium’s field. It will now be known as Warner Rentals Field at

Hillside Stadium. The agreement replaces previous sponsorship by the company of a court in the Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse. Warner Rentals also sponsors the waterslide in the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

Sponsorship money helps to fund event bidding and hosting. The Tournament Capital Club Partnership Program, which covers naming rights agreements, also benefits Thompson Rivers University athletics bursaries.

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Walter is a two-year-old border collie-kelpie mix who loves to play fetch with Marissa McBain at the Ord Road Dog Park, even when the snow flies, as it did after this photo was taken.

Second water advisory follows another truck crash, diesel spill in North Thompson valley Separate incidents six days apart lead to advisories from IHA MICHAEL POTESTIO


More diesel fuel leaked into the North Thompson River north of Vavenby after a second truck in a week went off the road near the waterway in the area. On Saturday, a semi-truck crashed about 15 kilometres north of Avola, spilling up to 400 litres of diesel from its fuel tanks. “That was spilled to ground and an unknown amount went to the river, but that has not been determined,” Ministry of Environment spokesperson David Karn told KTW. Interior Health issued an advisory for residents who draw their water from the river between the crash site and south

to the intersection of Highway 5 and Martin Creek Forest Service Road — about 11 kilometres north of Vavenby. Users are asked to check their water for contamination and not use their water if it smells or tastes like fuel or a sheen on the water is visible. A remediation company has been brought in to clean up the spill and test water samples downstream of the spill site, Karn said. The Vavenby Community Water System has not been impacted due to its distance from the crash site, nor has the Avola Improvement District, which draws its water from Avola Creek, although a boil water notice remains in effect there.

Thompson-Nicola Regional District director of environmental services Jake Devlin told KTW there are a number of people who have water licences with the provincial government in the impacted area, but the TNRD doesn’t have another community water system between Vavenby and Blue River, which is far upstream of the crash site. On Dec. 30, a semi-truck hauling meat left the road and went into the river south of Avola, leading to a do not use advisory for the Vavenby Community Water System. The rig’s fuel tanks ruptured and spilled an estimated 400 litres of diesel into the river. Saturday’s crash came just a day after the previous water advisory was lifted.





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ing to the hill or if, when they arrive home, they are tired and leave their valuables in the vehicle, with a plan to retrieve them the next day,” she said. “But whatever the reason, skiers are reminded that locking a vehicle is not enough if you leave your valuable equipment inside. Always take all sporting goods and other valuables out of your vehicle and then lock the doors.”


With ski season here, Kamloops Mounties are warning people to not leave ski equipment in their vehicles. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said during recent patrols of vehicles in residential neighbourhoods, volunteers and officers have noticed a large number of vehicles with ski equipment left inside.

Many of the vehicles were locked, but the equipment was in plain view. Shelkie said there has been a rise in theft from vehicles in which entry was gained by breaking a window. In all cases, items were stolen that had been left in plain sight. “It’s hard to say if skiers are preparing for the next day and put their equipment in their vehicles the night before head-


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Crown, defence criticized for arraignment delay 22-year-old man’s bail hearing on sexual allegations covering a period beginning in 2015 and wrapping up in May of last year, when he was arrested. The man cannot be named in print due to a publication ban protecting the identities of his alleged victims. He is facing charges of sexual assault, sexual interference of a person under 16, child luring and invitation to sexual touching. Court heard one set



Calling the situation “shocking” and a “travesty,” a Kamloops judge on Monday scolded lawyers and the court system after learning a young First Nations man has been in jail more than seven months without an arraignment. Provincial court Judge Chris Cleaveley’s remarks came at the conclusion of the


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of allegations deal with a girl the man began dating in 2015. At the time, she was 13 and he was 19. The girl told police the man beat her and forced sex on her multiple times over a period of years. Crown prosecutor Andrew Duncan said the man asked the teen to tell mutual friends she was 16, the age of consent, implying he was aware the relationship was illegal. “This pattern of manipulative behaviour and forced sex was a part of this relation-

ship,” Duncan said. Another set of allegations the man is facing deal with a 14-yearold girl he never met in person, but communicated with through Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, inviting her to meet for sexual encounters and offering to send a taxi to pick her up. The girl’s mother found the conversations and went to police. The two sets of charges were laid last year — the first in late May and the second in June. The man was arrested on May 30.

In B.C., arraignment hearings generally take place within a month or two of charges being laid. Arraignments are short hearings at which an accused person indicates how they wish to proceed in court — by pleading guilty or beginning the process of proceeding to trial. Arraignments start the ball rolling on a series of additional procedural hearings, depending on the charges and how they are being prosecuted. Because the 22-yearold man has not been

arraigned, justice officials have no way of knowing how he wishes to plead. If he intends to proceed to trial, a preliminary inquiry would likely be required — which necessitates the scheduling of valuable court time that is generally spoken for months ahead of time. Because he has not been arraigned, no preliminary inquiry has been scheduled. “This is a bit of a travesty,” Cleaveley said after learning of the situation. “I can’t recall ever

seeing a case like this.” Calling the situation “shocking,” Cleaveley agreed to grant the accused bail on a number of strict conditions, but not before laying into Duncan and defence lawyer Dustin Gagnon. “This is a situation that ought not to have happened,” he said. “The court, Crown and the defence should have done something sooner about the arraignment process.” At the conclusion of the bail hearing, the man’s arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 17.


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Union, mill firms back to bargaining table MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER

Following rotating strikes at five southern Interior sawmills late last year — including the Heffley Creek Tolko operation — the union representing Kamloops area forestry workers is headed back to the bargaining table. The United Steelworkers and Interior Forest Labour Relations Association have agreed to three days of bargaining in Kelowna, from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17. “We’re going back to the table at their [the IFLRA’s] request,” USW 1-417 president Marty Gibbons said. “We’re still seeking a fair agreement. That doesn’t mean everything we wish and dream for, but any discussions are good discussions,” he said.

The two sides haven’t engaged in talks since Nov. 16 when USW dismissed mediator Dave Schaub and initiated rotating strikes at five operations into December. According to the IFLRA, 12 days of negotiations had taken place at that point, dating back to Sept. 6. Union members at Locals 1-405 (Cranbrook), 1-423 (Kelowna) and 1-417 (Kamloops) have been without a new contract for the past six months. They voted in favour of strike action in October. Issues raised by the union include being locked into a long-term contract with small wage increases. Negotiations between the two sides has the union proposing a three per cent per year wage increase over four years,

compared to the IFLRA’s offer of two per cent per year over five years, according to a USW bargaining update. USW Local 1-417 represents forestry workers at mills in Kamloops, Clearwater, Salmon Arm, Merritt and Clinton. IFLRA president Jeff Roos did not respond to a request for comment before KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday. He previously told KTW the IFLRA was open to returning to the bargaining table at any time. The IFLRA represents 10 companies, with a total of 2,800 employees across southern B.C. The entire provincial bargaining committee — representing forestry workers without new contracts in both northern and southern B.C. — will be at the meetings in Kelowna, Gibbons said.

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Guilty plea expected A former Secwepemc First Nations chief is expected to plead guilty later this month to a charge of sexual assault. Felix Arnouse, former chief of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, was charged following an alleged incident in Chase on Aug. 26, 2018. The charge was laid on Oct. 1. According to court records, Arnouse is scheduled to plead guilty at an appearance in Kamloops provincial

court on Jan. 31. None of the details of the allegation against Arnouse have been made public and the name of the complainant, identified by initials in court documents, is protected by a court-ordered ban on publication. Arnouse, who will turn 73 in February, was Little Shuswap chief for more than 25 years. He last led the band in 2014. He is not in custody.

No shots fired on North Shore . . . As it turns out, there were no shots fired, nor any firearm involved, when heavily armed and armoured Kamloops Mounties shut down streets in a North Shore neighbourhood in the wee hours of Monday morning. Police said a caller claimed to have heard shots and to have seen two men entering and leaving a home in the area of Parkcrest Avenue and McLean Street at about 3 a.m. Mounties responded with force and arrested two men, but did not find a weapon. Later Monday, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie confirmed there had been no shots fired. “The investigation revealed that there was no firearm involved and no shots were fired,” she said. “There had been a verbal argument between a group of men and this may have been the precursor for the one report of shots being fired.” Shelkie said the two men who were taken into custody have been released.

. . . nor was there a bomb downtown In the end, there were no explosives found. Kamloops Mounties responded to a bomb threat at the TNRD Building last Friday morning, with library, art gallery and regional district staff evacuated from the downtown facility. Police cordoned off a portion of Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue as they responded to what turned out to be a hoax call. The threat was made via a phone call to 911 that RCMP were not able to trace. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said fraudulent emergency calls are often untraceable. “There’s apps to change your phone number, there’s different software, things like that,” she said. TNRD chief administrative officer Sukh Gill told KTW he and about 40 to 50 staff members working in the building were evacuated and shuttled via bus to a public works facility on Mission Flats Road. “The library and immediate areas were searched with the assistance of an explosion detection police dog,” RCMP Sgt. Kelly Butler said, noting nothing was found. Employees of nearby businesses were also evacuated during the incident, which began at about 8:15 a.m. and ended at about 10:30 a.m.


Judge to criminal: time to grow up TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER

A Kamloops judge urged a city man to “grow up” on Monday after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a head-on collision last year that began with a police pursuit down Highland Drive from Juniper Ridge. In addition to 90 days in jail, Jeffrey Welsh will also be prohibited from driving for the next two years. The 38-year-old, who has a lengthy criminal history, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving stemming from an incident nearly 12 months ago. Court heard police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Skeena Drive

in Juniper on Jan. 26, 2018. The licence plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen and was connected to an ongoing investigation, so Mounties converged on the area and waited for the car to begin moving. After about an hour, an officer saw the car heading down Highland Drive toward Valleyview and began to follow it. The car sped away and Mounties at the bottom of the hill were told the vehicle was on its way. At some point, the car entered oncoming lanes and, near the intersection of Highland Drive and Valleyview Road, it came around a bend and collided almost head-on with a pickup

truck being driven by an elderly man. “The driver of the Ford pickup truck tried to avoid the collision, but really had nowhere to go,” Crown prosecutor Andrew Duncan said. An officer at the bottom of the hill witnessed the crash and arrested Welsh. “I expect 38-year-old men to be more responsible — the community does,” Kamloops provincial court Judge Chris Cleaveley said. “You need to grow up.” Cleaveley agreed to allow Welsh to serve his sentence on weekends so he can maintain his employment in construction, meaning he will spend Fridays to Sundays behind bars until well into May.

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Luxury Vacation Lottery winners revealed Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville (right) alongside fundraising events co-ordinator Judy Basso selects the winners of the sold-out seventh annual Luxury Vacation Lottery on Monday. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW


INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday, January 16 6:30 pm – Room 1A/B, Henry Grube Education Centre 245 Kitchener Crescent French Immersion at Lloyd George and South Sa-Hali for kindergarten & grade 1. Kamloops School of the Arts for kindergarten through grade 12. Bert Edwards Science & Technology School kindergarten through grade 6. Montessori at Aberdeen for kindergarten through grade 6.

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The grand prize-winning ticket in the fundraiser for the gallery was that of Kamloops resident Kristen McDougall, who will enjoy an eightday European river cruise for two with Avalon Waterways, including airfare provided by Expedia Cruise Ship Centers. Six other names were drawn at the art gallery, with those people winning subsidiary prizes. Sean Turner won the second prize, an Atlas Steak + Fish package and chef’s table dinner for eight, a customized four-course meal with wine pairings. Paul Ouimet won the third prize, a Vancouver Package that includes two nights at the St. Regis Hotel, including breakfast for two, a $150 gift certificate to Gotham’s Steakhouse & Bar, a oneyear family membership to the UBC Museum of Anthropology and two passes to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Giovanna Drayton won the fourth prize, two nights’ accommodations at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre, with breakfast for two, and a golf or ski pass. Alya Salyn won the fifth prize, a Victoria Package that includes two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific, with breakfast for two, a $100 gift certificate to Il Terrazzo, a Royal BC Museum family pass, book and perpetual calendar and two passes to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery. Vi Hilton won the sixth prize, a Kamloops Package that includes two nights at the Sandman Signature Suites, a Kamloops Symphony Orchestra flex pass for six tickets, a Western Canada Theatre flex-five pass, a Kamloops Art Gallery family membership and a $100 gift certificate to the Commodore Grand Café and Lounge. Fred Feistman won the seventh prize, the Earl’s Patio Party Package for 20 Friends. Tickets sold out ahead of the Dec. 24 deadline and people are already on the waiting list to receive one of the 400 tickets for the 2019 fundraiser. Sponsors of the lottery included Avalon Waterways, Expedia Cruise Ship Center, Atlas Steak + Fish, The St. Regis Hotel, Gotham Steakhouse and Bar, Hotel Grand Pacific, Il Terrazzo Ristorante, Royal BC Museum, Kamloops Symphony, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Western Canada Theatre, The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge, Sandman Signature Suites, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Media sponsors are Kamloops This Week, K97.5, CFJC-TV and Westkey.

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The 10th annual Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive was launched on Saturday at Kamloops Honda. The public is encouraged to drop off new and gently used kids’ books at Kamloops Honda, Kamloops This Week, Henry Grube Education Centre, both libraries, at the Jan. 25 Kamloops Blazers-Spokane Chiefs game at Sandman Centre or at any Bright Red Bookshelf in the city. Collection continues to Jan. 26, which is the beginning of the eighth annual Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week. The books will be used to populate the Bright Red Bookshelves and will be handed out on Jan. 26, during ABC Family Literacy Day at Henry Grube Education Centre. All the information is on the Literacy in Kamloops website at TOP: Nicholas (left), Sue and Randy Adams brought literacy outreach co-ordinator Fiona Clare 553 books and $235 collected from their Whoville yard display during the Christmas holiday. LEFT: Macey Duhamie (left) and Macy Doll are book lovers. BELOW: Kamloops councillors Dieter Dudy (left) and Dale Bass helped with Saturday’s Heap the Honda launch.

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RCMP arrests 14 people in northern B.C. over anti-LNG protest, blockade Police set up temporary exclusion zone barring anyone but police from area



HOUSTON, B.C. — Mounties say they arrested 14 people from a blockade to a forest service road in northern British Columbia on Monday that is preventing access to a pipeline project. Police said the arrests took place at the Gitdumt’en checkpoint on Morice West Forest Service Road for various offences, including alleged violations of an injunction order against the blockade. They allege officers saw a number of fires being lit along the roadway. Members of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation had set up a camp and a checkpoint in the area, southwest of Houston, which they said was to control access. In a statement, RCMP said officers spoke with representatives of the camp about the removal of a road block along the roadway, and set up a meeting between hereditary chiefs and Coastal GasLink. But police said at about 3 p.m., they realized the matter couldn’t be resolved and they took action. The statement said a temporary exclusion zone has been set up in the area where the police do not allow access to anyone who is not part of the enforcement team. The RCMP said the zone remains in place and will be consistently re-assessed. The statement also addressed what police called “erroneous’’ reports that RCMP jammed communications in the area, and that the military was present during the police enforcement operation. “We would like to clarify that both of these allegations are incorrect,’’ the state-

MELFORT, Sask. — The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges against him. “I plead guilty, your honour,’’ Jaskirat Singh Sidhu said as he stood before a judge in a court in Melfort, Sask. Sixteen people lost their lives and 13 players were injured when Sidhu’s semi-unit loaded with peat moss and the Broncos bus collided in rural Saskatchewan last April. Sidhu was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Defence lawyer Mark Brayford said Sidhu wanted to plead guilty to avoid further delays. Crown lawyer Thomas Healey said he might need up to five days for a sentencing hearing, which is to begin Jan. 28, and would not be commenting until after

LONDON — Britain’s Parliament narrowly World News approved financial roadblocks that are designed to make it more difficult for the country to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal, giving a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s government Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 303-296 to back a finance bill amendment that would prohibit government spending on “no-deal’’ Brexit preparations that Parliament didn’t authorize. The vote in the House of Commons illustrated the substantial opposition to the real possibility of Britain withdrawing from the EU on March 29 without a divorce agreement in place on the terms of its relationship with the remaining members. Business leaders and some economists have predicted disruption in the lives of U.K. residents and financial damage if that happens. Without a trade deal in place, Britain could see tariffs slapped on its exports to the EU and possible food and medicine shortages. But Britain has been headed in that direction because May has so far been unable to persuade a majority in Parliament to back the divorce deal her government negotiated with the EU.


BLACK PRESS PHOTO Police shut down a blockade near Houston on Monday set up by First Nations clans opposed to an LNG pipeline slated to run through the area.

ment said. “The area is extremely remote and even police had limited access to communication.’’ Mounties said earlier they would enforce the interim injunction issued by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in mid-December. The court ordered the removal of any obstructions interfering with the Coastal GasLink project. The injunction gave protesters 72 hours to remove obstructions and the police said that had not happened, preventing Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd. from being able to do any work in the area. The pipeline by TransCanada subsidiary Coastal GasLink would carry natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to Kitimat.

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that. The maximum penalty for dangerous driving causing death is 14 years. It’s 10 years for dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League when their bus and Sidhu’s rig collided at an intersection not far from Tisdale, Sask. The bus was travelling north on Highway 35 and the semi was westbound on Highway 335, which has a stop sign. A safety review of the rural crossroads done by a consulting firm for the Saskatchewan government was released last month. It said sight lines are a safety concern at the spot. A stand of trees, mostly on private property, obstructs the view of drivers approaching from the south and east — the same directions the bus and semitrailer were coming from when they collided, the review said. It recommended negotiating with the landowner to remove the trees, and also suggested rumble strips and signs.

The company said it has signed agreements with all First Nations along the route for LNG Canada’s $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, but demonstrators have argued Wet’suwet’en house chiefs, who are hereditary rather than elected, have not given consent for any pipeline project. A news release issued Sunday on behalf of Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said all five Wet’suwet’en clans, including the Gidimt’en, oppose the construction of oil and gas pipelines in their territory. “The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met,’’ Phillip said in the release.

Donation bin deaths prompt manufacturer to stop production CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities across Canada said Tuesday it has stopped producing the metal containers, which were involved in at least two recent deaths, while it works on coming up with safer designs. RangeView Fabricating, a Torontoarea company that produces bins used by prominent charities such as Diabetes Canada and B’nai Brith, said it is now focused on modifying the existing containers to improve safety. A woman died Tuesday in Toronto after becoming stuck in one of the bins. On Dec. 30, a man in West Vancouver suffered a similar fate while trying to retrieve items from a bin. The bins most commonly involved in deaths are large mailbox-style designs.

Trump to address U.S. amid shutdown

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump was scheduled to make his live prime-time Oval Office debut Tuesday, hoping to justify the partial shutdown of the government in a bid to secure the U.S.-Mexico border — action that observers say is already manifesting itself along the country’s northern boundary with Canada. With the ongoing partial government shutdown just days from becoming the longest in U.S. history, Trump was scheduled to address the nation live for the first time in his presidency about what he calls a humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border, his singular focus on the need for a towering wall to keep out illegal immigrants. Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to pay for the wall is at the core of his showdown with Democrats on Capitol Hill, an ideological clash that triggered the Dec. 22 shutdown and forced some 380,000 government employees to stay home on unpaid leave. Another 450,000 essential workers, including border patrol officials, are working without pay. The Nexus cross-border pre-clearance program has already been affected.

World Bank cuts forecast for growth

WASHINGTON — The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. In a report titled Darkening Skies, the antipoverty agency said Tuesday that it expects the world economy to grow 2.9 per cent in 2019, down from the three per cent it forecast back in June. It would be the second straight year of slowing growth: The global economy expanded three per cent last year and 3.1 per cent in 2017. The bank left its forecast for the U.S. economy unchanged at 2.5 per cent this year, down from 2.9 per cent in 2018. It predicts 1.6 per cent growth for the 19 countries that use the euro currency, down from 1.9 per cent last year; and 6.2 per cent growth for China, the world’s secondbiggest economy, versus 6.5 per cent in 2018.

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Preston is nine years old and loves to be a teacher’s helper. In school, he helps to set up and organize activities for school programs and exercises. Connor started playing hockey this year and has become an excellent skater in a very short time, already blending in with the rest of the team after only 10 ice times. Corbin likes to give back through his volunteer work. This year, he used his allowance to buy 50 pairs of socks, five sleeping bags and seven blankets for the homeless. These are examples of some of the kids who have been nominated for — and won — a YELL Award. The YELL Awards support youth who demonstrate excellence, leadership and loyalty — and it’s an idea that started with Drake Smith, owner of Drake Cremation

& Funeral Services. Smith has been a Kamloops Blazers season ticket holder for years, which is why he brought the idea to Jim Choppen, account executive for the Blazers, and Don Moores, the club’s president and COO. “I look around the arena and I see lots of kids there,” Smith said. “I just thought, how can we encourage kids to do good things? How can we encourage them to take the focus maybe off themselves?” Children can be nominated for all kinds of good work they might do either in their community or for their family. It can be as simple as improving their grades in school or as challenging as developing an after-school reading program. Smith said parents appreciate how the award can help reinforce good attitudes and behaviour. “I talk with the parents a lot,” he said, “They talk about how excited their child is. So I’m hearing a lot of really good


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things from the parents or the family members.” Recipients of the award receive two complimentary tickets to a Blazers home game (with additional tickets available at a discount), recognition on the video screen during the game, recognition on social media on game day and a commemorative puck featured in a display case. Though the award has been a success, Choppen said word of the program needs to be spread further. “It’s starting to gain momentum,” he said. “It’s just recognizing youth. It’s so unfortunate that they don’t get recognized. There’s a lot of great kids out there.” Nomination forms are available at all Blazers home games and can also be found online at www.drakecremation. com/yell-award/ or yell-award. Youth who are nominated must be between six and 16 years of age.

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will be playing Kamloops as part of their spring tour. The band will be performing intimate theatre shows in B.C. and Alberta, with a March 18 concert set for Sagebrush Theatre. Cochrane has received eight Juno Awards, along with multiple songwriter awards from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Cochrane is also a Grammy nominee and a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. He holds an honorary doctorate, has a place on Canada’s Walk of Fame and has been honoured with both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. Cochrane’s album, Mad Mad World, remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No Regrets, Washed Away, Sinking Like a Sunset and Life is a Highway, the latter which reigned at No. 1 for six straight weeks in Canada and reached No. 6 on the North American Billboard Hot 100. Along with his music, Cochrane has dedicated his time to philanthropic work over the past few decades.

Tom Cochrane will play Sagebrush Theatre on March 18. Tickets go on sale this Friday. KTW FILE PHOTO

He has worked with War Child, World Vision, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Unison, Tree Canada and Tempo, among other organizations. He was also a performer at Live 8 and in both Tears are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti. Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will hit the stage at Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St. They can also be purchased by calling 250-374-5483 or going online to All seats are reserved and priced at $78, including GST (service charges extra). There are 665 tickets available. The concert is a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with Jelly Events and Promotions.

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Lecture will focus on massive Wells Gray cave The entrance to the massive cave that was spotted earlier this year in British Columbia’s Wells Gray Provincial Park. CATHERINE HICKSON PHOTO


The first Kamloops Exploration Group lecture of the year will focus on the massive cave that has been discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Geologist Catherine Hickson will be speaking on the cave during a lecture this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room in Thompson Rivers University’s Campus Activity Centre. (Hickson will also be speaking on the cave in Clearwater this Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Ski Hill. Rumours of a huge cave somewhere north of Clearwater have circulated among old timers for decades, but until now these rumours have never been confirmed. On April 22, 2018, during a mountain caribou survey, the gigantic opening was spotted and photographed. Yellowhead Helicopters pilot Ken Lancour con-

tacted Hickson, a geologist long associated with the park. She in turn contacted colleague John Pollack, a cave expert and surveyor. Together they planned and permitted a reconnaissance trip in early September. The trip confirmed the immensity of the cave — placing it among the largest caves in Canada, if not the largest. Hickson, who first went to the cave in

September, said the discovery promises a dramatic new chapter in the story of Canadian cave exploration. “It was absolutely amazing,” she told the Canadian Press last fall. “I immediately recognized that this was very significant.” Before making the trip, Hickson and fellow researchers spent months studying satellite imagery and rocks in the

area, she said. The entrance pit to the cave is about 100 metres long and 60 metres wide. While its depth is hard to measure because of the mist from a waterfall, initial examinations show it is at least 135 metres deep. “It’s about the size of a soccer field,” Hickson said. “So, if you think of a soccer field and you put that soccer field on its

end so you have this pit going down. Think about this giant circular or oval hole that just goes down and down and down. It is truly amazing.” The cave is the largest known of its type, a variety of striped karst, which is marble interspersed with other types of ancient ocean rock, she said. “It’s in an area where this size of a cave is unusual,” Hickson said. “It’s an important landmark — an important feature for Canadians to be proud about.” The people who first spotted the cave from the helicopter named it Sarlacc’s Pit because of its similarity to the lair of Sarlacc, a creature from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But a formal naming of the cave will happen

after consultations with First Nations, Hickson said. The feature was formed underneath glaciers for potentially tens of thousands of years, she said, so there is no way of immediately knowing the real age of the cave. “Right now, because of the recession of the glaciers, it is open to the sky,” she said, adding that as ice retreats from the landscape due to climate change, more such features might be discovered. Caves support a very unique ecosystem because they are dark, so the flora and fauna living in such areas are acclimatized to those conditions, Hickson said. With this cave, she said, the flowing water is at such a rapid rate that it may not allow many creatures to call the area home, but further research is needed. Although the cave is in a remote, rugged val-

ley covered with snow and ice for a greater part of the year, Hickson said researchers are keeping the exact location a secret so as to preserve the unique area. The province has closed part of the park and has announced anybody trying to enter the cave could be fined up to $1 million and sentenced to one month in prison. Hickson said further investigations and research of the cave and its unique geography will likely be carried out in 2020, depending on funding. “We think everything is known and everything has been discovered, but here’s a major discovery that is made in today’s world and likely has never been seen before and certainly not explored before,” she said. “It’s just a message that there is still stuff out there yet to do and yet to be discovered.”

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nother one? I relapsed. No one but my husband knows and he is rightfully angry. I notice that I want to blame him. He is not emotionally intimate, so I fill my emptiness with drugs in an attempt escape the loneliness I feel. He is not the solution. I know this, but I live in fantasy. I feel entitled and don’t want to feel any pain. I once wished for chronic pain so I could take prescription drugs on a legitimate basis. Be careful of what you ask for — now that I have chronic pain, I cannot take those once-loved drugs of choice. I am angry and sad, lost and confused. I take medication for pain, one that allows me to disassociate from feeling anything, even joy or anger. Narcotics make me

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by a Kamloops scholar with expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to Anonymity is guaranteed. bitter and angry, I lash out at everything and everyone for the misery I feel. The medication I take does not do that for me, but it harms me in other ways. I cannot control how much I take, ever pressing the boundary by taking more. I become psychotic, burning more brain cells when I consume. I forget everything and every memory recently acquired. I hate me. I take more than prescribed, my head becomes cement and my lips slur, making

accidental sounds. I stumble when talking, my speech clumsy as a toddler trying to walk. My Lego words have trouble rolling around in my lips instead of escaping as they should. I fumble and fall, with my tongue unable to articulate the words. I am a zombie, muscles frozen in ice. My husband is angry. I know what to do, but remain trapped in a small squirrel circus wheel. He refuses to work

the 12 steps with me. I am resentful, angry with him. I use this as an excuse to escape my reality. I befriend others on Facebook who pretend to be someone they are not. I am lonely. I know what to do, yet sit quietly, refusing to make the first step. If it is to be, it is up to me. I am afraid of everything, including life and living. I am tired. I am unwilling to give up the medication. The escape is preferable to my lonely reality, alone with no one but me to meet my seemingly unremitting needs. I need to sign off. I am uncertain if I will continue with this column. The editor says it has received a positive response, but I have no way of knowing this. Thus, until then, I keep hoping the darkest days end just before the beginning of dawn.


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ATTEND FOR A GOOD CAUSE Jan. 15 Open House: Downtown Transportation Choices Strategy 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sandman Signature Hotel, Savona Room, 225 Lorne St. Kamloops residents are being asked to participate by completing an online survey and sharing their transportation values, priorities, hopes and fears at LetsTalk. All residents commute on a regular basis and use our roadways — how can you make a difference? If your employer provided you with a discounted bus pass, would you use it? If you had access to a car share program, would you keep your car or use it less? If you could get to work in about the same time by bicycle as you do in your vehicle, would you consider it? Attend this event and have your voice heard. Contributions for the first phase of this project will be accepted until January 27) or in person during the public open house next Tuesday, Jan. 15. ------------------------------------------------------

SCIENCE OF SUPPORT: B.C. Interior Community Foundation president Hugh Fallis (left) presents a $5,000 cheque to Big Little Science Centre executive director Gord Stewart, with funds from the Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund.

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This is the second part of a two-part series on the history of our relationship with canines. To read part one, go online to and search Dig It. In the last Dig It column, we explored the earliest domestication of dogs in Europe and Asia and learned that wolves began lingering around the periphery of human encampments hundreds of thousands of years ago and were fully domesticated between 13,000 and 36,000 years ago. In this column, I wanted to explore the introduction of dogs, or canis familiaris, to North America specifically. Unlike their continental counterparts, dogs did not independently evolve from wolves present in North America, but instead arrived already domesticated with humans as early as 17,000 years ago, but most likely closer to 10,000 years ago. While dog remains have been excavated within most, if not all, culture areas across the Americas, they do not appear as frequently in archeological sites as some may think, given their millennialong association with humans.

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Archeological data and records of oral traditions about dogs do exist, but recent genetic research into the history of domestic dogs in North America seems to offer the most plentiful insights. Many of us would look at dog breeds such as catahoulas or Mexican/Peruvian hairless and assume they pre-date Columbus’ arrival and perhaps are even indigenous. But multiple genetic studies conducted in the last decade have shown this assumption to be incorrect. Most recently, a zooarcheologist from the

University of Durham in England took part in a large multi-disciplinary study and reviewed the complete genomes from seven ancient dogs from Siberia and North America, 71 ancient mDNA samples (which show the mother’s lineage only) and more than 5,000 modern dogs. The results indicate dogs were brought to North America in four waves: from Asia 9,900 years ago, into the Arctic by Thule people 1,000 years ago, along with European colonizers 500 years ago and in the early 1900s, when Huskies were

brought into Alaska from Siberia. This large genetic study further indicates the latter two canineimmigration waves essentially wiped out the dogs from former migrations, and that the dogs living with us today are the descendants of dogs brought here within the last 500 years. Results of other studies generally concur with this notion, although not completely (see The Carolina Dog). A geneticist from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden examined the mDNA

in 2,000 modern dogs and found there was a large-scale replacement of existing dogs in North America with the arrival of European colonizers, but there are still traces of ancient DNA in modern dogs. The closest detectable lineage between modern and ancient dogs in the Americas is, unfortunately, a venereal tumour. This contagious cancer is rarely seen in dogs today, but is present and can be genetically traced to a mutation in a dog that lived approximately 8,000 years ago. So, what happened

to the dogs that were here when Europeans arrived 500 years ago that caused this widespread replacement? It is well documented that human colonizers introduced diseases for which the native populations had no natural immunity. Their dogs were no different, bringing distemper, rabies and other diseases across the seas. First Nations’ oral histories and European journals also indicate Europeans looked down on the existing indigenous dogs, doing their best to inhibit cross-breeding or out-

right killing them. Before and after the arrival of European colonizers, dogs had — and continue to have — many roles in the lives of their humans: hunting partners, draft/pack/sled animals, protectors, used for religious and ceremonial purposes, used for hair (like the use of wool from sheep) and, of course, for the deep and fulfilling companionship that most of us associate with our furry friends today. Kim Christenson is a Kamloops archeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republic Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region. A group of nine professional archeologists living and working in the area contribute columns to this page and online at kamloops

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Work continues on the Hillside Drive connector as Acres Enterprises connects infrastructure to the new BC Hydro substation on six acres of land off McGill Road. In 2016, the City of Kamloops sold six acres of land at its public works yard to the Crown corporation, paving way for a $49-million substation next to Kenna Cartwright Park. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Significant capital projects will be undertaken by the city over the next few years, beginning this year. “Coming up now — 2019, 2020, 2021 and further out — we’ve got a lot of major projects coming,” City of Kamloops capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said. “Both on the roads and building side of things.” Crundwell said the city closed just before Christmas on proposals for a two-year, $13-million project to reconstruct West Victoria Street, which is slated to begin in April. The city received four submis-

sions from local contractors. “That is our biggest priority. We are going to get on that and we will be contacting the successful proponent as soon as possible,” he said. “As of this point, we haven’t looked at proposals yet.” The project will impact the major arterial route into downtown, affecting motorists and businesses. Crundwell said open houses and full-time communications will be planned for that and other large projects on the horizon. “It will look very similar to Overlanders [Bridge reconstruction in 2015],” he said. “We’re really going to put the focus on that. The pipes and the asphalt and the road is important, but I think what’s most important is people want to know what’s going on.”

In Barnhartvale, Todd Road from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane will also be reconstructed this year. The project will include the addition of a pedestrian shoulder and water and sewer work. It will likely begin this spring and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The city will put out a request for proposals by the end of January. Barnhartvale residents have been eagerly awaiting the roadwork, as a desire for pedestrian improvements was initially brought forward in 2015. “I know it probably frustrated some of the residents, but we were aligning replacement to the water and the sanitary with reconstruction of the road,” Crundwell

said, noting the city tries to avoid tearing up new asphalt. Other work on the horizon includes roadwork on Valleyview Drive, a new reservoir in Valleyview, reconstruction of a water booster station (which helps transport water to places like Aberdeen) on Arrowstone Drive and replacing the sanitary main on Tranquille Road, which will be a project similar in size and scope to West Victoria Street. Facilities work will also be required, due to aging infrastructure, including at the Tournament Capital Centre. “All of our facilities, we haven’t built an ice rink since 1993,” Crundwell said. “Looking at all of those, they’re all around the same age. We’ve got to start investing

money into those.” As for the year that was, the city was kept busy with smaller paving and reconstruction projects. The North Thompson emergency water intake was the biggest capital project in 2018. Capital projects are mostly funded by consistent annual funding for water, sewers, stormwater systems and roads. Crundwell said larger projects are cyclical and staff work within existing budgets. “We’re also planning these and trying to fit them in, but we’re also doing it in such a way that we’re not going back for more money,” Crundwell said. “We’re utilizing existing budgets.” D#30150
















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British Columbians are bracing for several new taxes set to take effect in the new year. Businesses will start paying the province’s new Employers Health Tax on Jan. 1 — a tax announced earlier this year by the B.C. NDP to replace the costs of the Medical Service Plan premiums. Those premiums will remain in effect until 2020. Kris Sims, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said that stacking the new tax on the pre-existing MSP premiums creates a double-dip of taxation on many B.C. employers for the year, including municipalities like Kamloops. The new tax impacts businesses that have a payroll of more than $500,000, with a 1.95 per cent tax set on businesses with a payroll of over $1.5 million. Sims said this forces many cities to look to budget cuts or increase property taxes — a move

already in the works in some regions. Kamloops finance director Kathy Humphrey has estimated an additional $600,000 cost to the city in 2019. Once the MSP is reduced in 2020, the city will pay $150,000 to $200,000 extra going forward. In June, Finance Minister Carole James said that replacing MSP premiums follows the lead of other provinces, in what she called a much fairer and progressive way. James also said most municipalities will be able to absorb the cost, which would at its highest equate to $40 per household in additional taxes or fees. Locally, Kamloops property owners are looking at a preliminary tax increase of 3.4 per cent, about $65 for the averageassessed property, and a 15 per cent hike in sewer rates, which equals about $54 per averageassessed home. Kamloops property owners

will also pay 1.5 per cent more each year for the next decade on the hospital tax portion of their property tax bill. The increase amounts to about $2.25 for the average household in the hospital district, which in 2018 was valued at $311,000. Other taxes taking effect through 2019 include the controversial school tax, an increase to B.C.’s carbon tax and an increase to the TransLink tax for motorists in parts of the Lower Mainland. The school tax applies to homes valued at more than $3 million, which is then placed into general revenue. A tax increase of 0.2 per cent will be placed on the residential portion of a property valued above $3 million. It would increase to 0.4 per cent on the portion above $4 million. The carbon tax, which impacts everyone across the province, will rise to $40 per tonne from $35 a tonne on April 1.

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Meanwhile, FortisBC will be increasing its residential customer rate for natural gas by nine per cent – an interim rate approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission. Then there’s the 6.3 per cent ICBC rate hike, which will take effect in April and increase basic insurance rates by an average of $60. The new year also brings tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses. One of the first changes workers will see is an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years of hikes to pay for enhancements to the pension plan. Employment Insurance premiums, on the other hand, will drop by four cents for every $100 of insurable earnings. Meanwhile, the small business tax rate is going down — to nine per cent from 10 per cent. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

But changes to how much so-called passive income a small business can hold are also coming into effect, which is expected to push some businesses into paying a much higher corporate tax rate. Also in 2019, low-income workers can qualify for an increase in the Canada Workers Benefit. But they will have to wait until 2020 to receive the extra money. Meanwhile, some personal income tax credit and benefit amounts are being indexed to inflation, with the basic personal amount rises to $12,069. The annual contribution limit to tax-free savings accounts will increase to $6,000 from $5,500. And for those who still visit the post office, note increases in mailing letters. Postage stamp prices are rising, to $1.05 for a single domestic letter mail stamp, to $1.27 for a U.S. letter mail stamp and to $2.56 for an international stamp.

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North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project Public Comments Invited January 3, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project, located in Kamloops, British Columbia. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January 23, 2019 to: North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 410-701 West Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6 Telephone: 604-666-2431 Email: To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80163). Printed copies are available upon request.

All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaw shallshall be be afforded a reasonable opportunity to to bebeheard the proposed Bylaw afforded a reasonable opportunity heardat the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they maymake makewritten writtensubmissions submissionsononthe matter of Bylaw 2668 (via(via thethe adjacent options) which must bebereceived the matter of Bylaw 2668 adjacent options) which must receivedat th our office prior to 4:30 p.m. on the 16 day of January, 2019. The entire at our office prior to 4:30 p.m. on the 16th day of January, 2019. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter. record for this matter. How do I get More Information? How doofI the get proposed More Information? A copy Bylaw and supporting information can be inspected A copy of the BylawMonday and supporting can beholidays) inspected from 8:30 a.m.proposed to 4:30 p.m., - Friday information (except statutory at fromoffice, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Monday Fridaya.m. (except holidays) our fromtoJanuary 2, 2019 until- 10:00 the statutory day of the Hearing;ator please contact via any2,of2019 the adjacent options. our office, fromus January until 10:00 a.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the adjacent options. No representations will be received by the Board of Directors after the Public Hearing has been concluded. No representations will beR.received byDirector the Board of DirectorsServices Sadilkova, of Development after the Public Hearing has been concluded.

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For more information on the Agency’s privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at The Proposed Project North Thompson Rail Terminals Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a rail yard facility located in Kamloops, British Columbia. As proposed, the North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project would include 41 rail tracks totaling 14.6 kilometres in length, and would connect to the Canadian National Railway Company’s mainline located on the eastern shore of the North Thompson River. The project would also include facilities for railcar loading, switching, storage and repair, as well as infrastructure upgrades and a site access road. Once constructed, the project would occupy an area of approximately 27 hectares.

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Jordan Keller was a man of few words in a post-game interview after his Thompson Blazers dispatched the Anchorage North Stars 5-2 in the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament tier 1 final on Sunday. The few he did utter deflected praise. Keller, a first-year bantam, scored the game-winning goal with less than nine minutes remaining in the third period, but would only talk about the pass made by winger Mitchell Harnett. “He had his head up,” Keller said. “That was all him.” The centreman, whose father, Aaron, won two Memorial Cup titles (1994, 1995) while playing for the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, gave Thompson a two-goal cushion with a power-play marker at 15:11 of the third frame, but steered conversation toward the play of goaltender Brendan Smith. “Smitty played real good,” said Keller, who finished the tournament with 11 points, including six goals. It’s a good thing Blazers’ forward Brady Milburn was around to give the hero his due. “That’s what he does,” Milburn said of Keller. “He’s been great for us the whole year. He’s a great hockey player.” The victory marked the fourth time in KIBIHT’s 51-year history the host team has won tier 1 gold, the first since 2017, when Logan Stankoven scored in double overtime to seal victory for the Kamloops Junior Blazers. Kamloops also won in 1994 and 2011. Kyle Allan was the team’s head coach this year and in 2017, making him the first-ever Kamloops bench boss to win two KIBIHT championships “It’s pretty special when you think about it,” Allan said. “It’ll be a big memory for the kids. That was a good hockey team we played. We haven’t played a team of that caliber this year.” Anchorage took a 1-0 lead

The Thompson Blazers celebrate winning the 2019 Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Sunday. Thompson took care of the Anchorage North Stars 5-2 in front of a standing-room-only crowd. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

when star forward Colin Kessler flew down the left wing and wired a howitzer past Smith 13 minutes into the first period. Milburn answered less than two minutes later, sparking a deafening roar from the standingroomonly crowd at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. “It’s just nuts,” said Milburn, who was set up by Harnett. “It started with the atmosphere and the fans. It was a great game. Our team stuck with it, had a great game and we ended up with a win.” Milburn tallied 15 points, including six goals, to lead the Blazers in scoring at the tournament. The North Stars outplayed the Blazers in the first period and continued to dominate possession in the second period. Anchorage was on its fourth power play, yet to capitalize on any of them, when it gave up a shorthanded goal. Ty Horner found Lian Gayfer with a deft pass on a 2-on-1.

Gayfer was unable to get off a clean shot, but directed the puck through North Stars’ backstop Bryant Marks to give Thompson a 2-1 lead with 13:49 to play in the second period. Smith made several savvy saves to preserve the Blazers’ lead, including a glove stop on Braxton Whitehead near the halfway point of the period, but was eventually solved by Anchorage captain Gabriel Ludwig. The game was tied at 2-2 at the second intermission. “That was their 13th game in 10 days,” Allan said of the North Stars. “We knew that coming in. We told the guys to keep leaning on them, keep working on them and they’ll tire out.” Fatigue began to affect the North Stars, who earned a 4-3 victory over West Van Academy Prep in the bantam elite final at the Pat Quinn Classic in Burnaby on Dec. 31. Kessler, who was named MVP of KIBIHT, spoke to KTW after the final.

“They won fair,” he said. “We battled hard. Our team was tired, but I don’t think that should be an excuse. They really took it to us.” Keller’s back-to-back markers gave the Blazers a two-goal cushion, the first resulting from a piercing forecheck led by Ryan Larsen, who picked up the second assist, the second a power-play marker set up by Sawyer Minio and Nolan Viesner. The North Stars were down 4-2 and on the power play when they pulled their goalie with about three minutes remaining in the third period. Tanner Molendyk, who was named KIBIHT’s top defender and earned a spot on the tier 1 allstar team, iced the game with an empty-net marker. Sticks, gloves and helmets were strewn across the ice as the home team celebrated. “We played real good,” Keller said. “We all played hard.” ROLL CALL The 2019 KIBIHT cham-

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pion Thompson Blazers: Gavin McLean, Sawyer Minio, Mitch Harnett, Guiseppe Mazzei, Reggie Newman, Owen Cupello, Garrett Martin, Ty Horner, Jordan Keller, Brady Milburn. Nicolas Leggett, Kyle Sanford, Lian Gayfer, Zakery Anderson, Reid Gartrell, Nolan Viesner, Tanner Molendyk, Ryan Larsen and Brendan Smith. Allan had help from assistant coaches Aaron Brandoli, Andrew Fisher and Steve Blundell. Jason Martin is the team trainer. TIER 2 The Kamloops Junior Blazers posted a 2-1 record in roundrobin play and knocked off Nelson 3-2 in Round 1 of the playoffs. Okanagan Hockey Academy of Penticton ended Kamloops’ championship dreams in Round 2 with a 3-1 win over the Blazers. Kamloops finished the tournament with a 4-1 loss to East Kootenay in a consolation playoff game. The Olds Grizzlies edged OHA 4-3 to repeat as tier 2 champions.


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There were about 5,000 people itching to hop over the glass and give Rylan Davis a hug at Sandman Centre on Saturday. Kamloops Blazers’ public-address announcer Bill O’Donovan provided Coles Notes on loud speakers during a pre-game ceremony: Davis’ father died in December of 2017 and the 13-year-old North East Trackers’ defenceman has earned a Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament award, introduced this year in honour of Adam Herold, who died in the Humboldt Broncos’ tragic bus accident. Recipients are deemed to have displayed great courage and perseverance. Herold, then of the Balgonie, Sask., Prairie Storm, was the tournament’s top defenceman and a first-team all-star in 2016. Davis fought back tears, as did many who were watching, and stood strong at centre ice while listening to a rousing ovation before he accepted the plaque. “It was really overwhelming,” Rylan told KTW over the phone from the family home in Fort St. John, with mom by his side offering support. “I didn’t really know what to do. You’re just sort of standing out there.” Sid Davis died of a heart attack in his sleep. He was 46. “He’s just not there to push me anymore,” Rylan said. “Even though I’m not very skilled, he would always make me try hard and do my best with what I have.” Sid was Jennifer’s husband and dad to Rylan, 18-year-old Brayden — captain of the junior B Kamloops Storm — and 16-yearold Kelsey. “The world keeps turning, I guess,” Jennifer said. “We just keep going with it.

The Davis family: Jennifer, Kelsey, Rylan, Brayden and Sid. Brayden is the captain of the Kamloops Storm, who will play host to the Chase Heat on Sunday at Memorial Arena.

TRICIA MERCURI PHOTO Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament chairman Jan Antons shakes hands with Rylan Davis before handing him the Adam Herold Award at Sandman Centre on Saturday. The award recognizes a KIBIHT player who shows courage and perseverance.

“Once we got over the initial shock, we just kept putting one foot in front of the other. “All the kids returned to hockey within a month. I think that helped out big time. Everybody in our hockey community reached out and helped out tremendously. We still lean on them for support.” The Fort St. John hockey community was quick to reach out because Sid was family. He was a wellknown minor hockey bench boss and an assistant coach for Rylan’s peewee team, the Ross H. MacLean Flyers, at the time of his death. “He had a hand in every part of the community of hockey up there,” said Brayden, noting many of his leadership qualities come from his father. “He was very loud and joyful. You always knew he was in the room.” That vibrant voice was a constant in Rylan’s life. “It’s been really tough on my little brother,” Brayden said. “My dad has been my brother’s coach for, I’d say, as long as he’s been playing rep hockey. “It didn’t seem

right that he was gone. I was in disbelief.” Rylan misses his dad’s pre-game pep talks. “He’d usually tell me to play big, play strong and work my hardest,” Rylan said. “Usually,

if I’m in the dressing room before the game, I start thinking about him and what he tells me. “He was super funny and always tried making everyone laugh. He was a very

big influence.”Kelsey, a Fort St. John Flyers’ defenceman, shared a few thoughts via text message. “I think about him all the time,” she said. “He was funny, he was smart, he really loved coaching and he was good at his job. “He was a very dedicated coach, knew all of the players he ever coached by name and knew a little thing about all of them.” Jennifer was aiming to head home to Fort St. John before the Blazers’ game on Saturday night, but

altered plans when told her son might be accepting an award. The mettle Rylan showed galvanized an arena and would have made Sid gleam. “I was pretty proud of how strong he was out there,” Jennifer said. “I felt the same way he did. “He [Sid] was a really big presence in our lives and then he was gone. We’ve done our best to try and keep going on.” STORMY WEEKEND Brayden and the Storm are scheduled to

play twice this weekend, in 100 Mile House against the Wranglers on Saturday and in Kamloops against Chase on Sunday. Game time is 5 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Arena. Kamloops (12-180-2) is fourth in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s five-team Doug Birks Division. Birks Division standings: Revelstoke (56 points), 100 Mile (38 points), Sicamous (30 points), Kamloops (26 points) and Chase (23 points).



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WolfPack, Cougars could get vicious The Mount Royal Cougars of Calgary and Thompson Rivers WolfPack are neck-andneck in both men’s and women’s Canada West Volleyball standings. With the stretch drive approaching and playoff implications aplenty, the schools will clash this weekend in what should make for a great weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. Mount Royal (9-3) is ranked fifth among U Sports men’s volleyball teams, while TRU (7-3) is ranked ninth. The Cougars are tied for third in Canada West standings, sitting four points ahead of the Pack, who are tied for fourth. Match time is 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the TCC. Brandon (12-2) is atop the Canada West with 24 points. TRU (6-8) split a pair of games against Manitoba (6-8) in Winnipeg in women’s action on the weekend, winning 3-1 on Friday and losing 3-1 on Saturday. “Overall, not bad to get on the road against a team we came into and leave tied with in the standings,” WolfPack


City of Kamloops KTW FILE PHOTO Gabriela Podolski of the TRU WolfPack was primed to unload in Canada West women’s volleyball action at the TCC in November. TRU will play host to Mount Royal of Calgary this weekend.

women’s volleyball head coach Chad Grimm told TRU Sports Information. “We need to get more growth in the area of playing with a sharper focus at all times.” Mount Royal (7-7) is tied for fifth with MacEwan of Edmonton in Canada West standings, two points ahead of TRU, which is tied for sixth with Regina and Manitoba. Match time is 5 p.m. on

Friday and Saturday at the TCC. The top eight teams on both the men’s and women’s sides will qualify for Canada West playoffs. ON THE HARDCOURT The men’s and women’s WolfPack basketball teams will each play a pair of games against hometown Winnipeg this weekend.

TRU (5-7) earned a split with the UNBC Timberwolves (7-5) in men’s play in Prince George on the weekend, falling 90-81 on Friday before rebounding with an 82-78 triumph on Saturday. The Timberwolves (8-4) cruised to a pair of victories over the WolfPack (3-9) in women’s action, winning 78-55 on Friday and 79-47 on Saturday.

Thompson a last-chance qualifier for Scotties The Karla Thompson rink of Kamloops has squeaked into the big dance. The eighth and final spot at the 2019 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship was up for grabs in the B event of a playdown at Kamloops Curling Centre last weekend. Skip Thompson and her team of Holly Donaldson, Megan Daniels and Cassie Savage edged Team Daniels of Delta 7-6 in the B event final. Team Richards of Kelowna/Victoria/ Prince George knocked off Thompson 11-4 in the A event final to earn a spot at the Scotties, which will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3 in Quesnel. Team Brown of Kamloops — skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk — qualified for provincials based on its standing as the B.C. rink with the most Canadian Team Ranking System points. The Vernon-based

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BRIEFS Kim Slattery rink, skipped by Alyssa Kyllo of Kamloops, won the A event at a provincial playdown in Tsawwassen last month to qualify for the Scotties. Rounding out the field for provincials are defending champion Van Osch of Nanaimo, Hudyma of Vancouver, Richards of Kelowna/ Victoria/Prince George, Gushulak of Vancouver and Wark of Chilliwack. Van Osch bested Thompson 11-4 in the 2018 Scotties final. Brown claimed bronze last year after falling 5-3 to Thompson in semifinal play. SPENCE WATCH Kamloops River City Racers’ speed skater Sara Spence posted two personal-best times at a Canada Cup long-track event in Calgary last weekend. She placed ninth in


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the 500-metre with a season-best time and set personal bests in the 1,000m and 3,000m while placing ninth and 12th, respectively. Spence clocked in at 1:19.77 in the 1,000m and 4:25.51 in the 3,000m. She placed 15th in the 1,500m. Former River City Racer Matej Pederson has been named to the Canadian shorttrack junior team and will compete at the world championships in Montreal

later this month. LOPPET LOOMING The 35th annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet will be held on Jan. 19 in the Larch Hills ski area near Salmon Arm. Recreational and competitive skiers will gather for a day of family fun. Start time is 10 a.m. Course lengths range from one kilometre to 34km. Register online at The event has raised

$408,818 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon. Registration deadline is midnight Jan. 17. Included in the cost to enter is a post-race hot lunch and pool, hot tub and sauna access at the local community centre, along with an appy hour that follows the awards ceremony. For more information, go online to or call Tina Letham at 250832-8676.

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Some great reasons to visit your local library KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK


any people have a wonderful resource at their disposal just minutes from their homes. This resource can transport them to distant lands, teach their children valuable lessons and serve as a great place to meet new friends. So what is this magical place? The local library, of which Kamloops has two branches — one downtown and one on the North Shore. Libraries are filled with books for adults and children. But libraries have even more than books to offer, making them an invaluable resource for the entire community. The following are just a handful of the many great reasons to visit your local library. • Reading may help improve longterm mental health. A 2001 study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that patients with Alzheimer’s disease were less active in early and middle adulthood in regard to

intellectual, passive and physical activities than people who did not have the disease.



Young adults and middle-aged men and women who visit their local libraries and check out a good book might decrease their risk for cognitive decline later in life. • Reading can improve your vocabulary, even as you get older. Reading for pleasure as a child has long been linked to helping young people age 16 and under develop strong reading and math skills. But a recent study from researchers at the University of London that examined how the vocabularies of more than 9,400 people developed between the ages of 16 and 42 found that vocabulary continued to improve long after teenage years. By continuing to read books from their local libraries into adulthood, adults can further develop their vocabularies. • Libraries provide lots of free entertainment. Libraries are home to thousands of books, but that’s not all you can find at your local branch. Newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs are some


examples of the forms of entertainment available at local libraries. Better yet, such entertainment is free to cardholders. • Libraries offer age-appropriate programs for kids. Some parents may lament the lack of programs available for their youngsters. Such parents are urged to visit their local libraries, which are often home to many programs that can inspire kids to read and foster their creativity. The scope of kid-friendly programs at your local library is wide and may range from sing-a-long sessions for toddlers to group art programs for preschool-aged children to STEM-based programs for elementary and secondary school students. The local library is an invaluable resource than can benefit people of all ages. Visit either Kamloops Library, 100 465 Victoria St. or, the North Kamloops Library, 693 Tranquille Rd., to take part in this great educational resource.




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Create a teen-friendly space at home KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Teenagers are busier than ever before, but even the busiest teens need places to unwind and relax with friends. Many parents aspire to create that type of environment in their homes, but don’t know where to begin. Having teens close by and interacting with them on a regular basis can benefit families. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics notes that parental involvement correlates to higher grade point averages. Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says certain parenting styles, including those that set rules and monitor teens in supportive ways, develop kids who are more likely to wear seatbelts while driving, while such support also lowers crash risk. Involved parents also may reduce the chances of teen drug use and

promiscuous behavior. Parents who want to keep teens nearby can create hangout spaces at home that make it easy for teens to feel comfortable with their friends. These “teen caves” can be private, but permit supervision when necessary. With a few modifications, it’s possible to transform a room in a home into a teen-friendly hangout space. • Talk to your children: Involve teens in the process of renovating a home to create a spot in which they would like to congregate. Talk about elements they would like to see in the space, whether it be a particular design style, technology or activity. • Establish a shared budget: Paint is inexpensive and can transform just about any room in a single afternoon. If the room being renovated is the teen’s own bedroom, allow him or her to choose the colour palette and other accents. Even if it isn’t to

your taste, he or she will be proud of the results and may want to share it with friends. • Have a snack station: Some teenagers always seem to be hungry and hanging out with friends while enjoying food is a popular pastime. When renovating a room into a teen cave, find a way to make food a focus. Install a minirefrigerator and non-alcoholic bar where kids can serve snacks to friends. Think about a space you would like as an adult and modify it to be more accommodating to teenagers. • Add more seating: Having friends over means having enough seating to handle a small crowd. Beanbags, cushioned benches, a daybed, modular seating and more can ensure everyone has a place to sit. • Make a private outdoor spot: Teen spaces do not need to be restricted to the indoors. An outdoor escape zone that includes comfortable seating in a private

area — particularly a spot that can also be enjoyed into the evening — will be a coveted spot. • Invest in indestructible materials: Teenagers are bound to make messes and having other

people over means contending with a certain measure of damage. Design the space with indoor-outdoor carpeting, waterresistant fabrics, distressed wood and other durable materials.

Simple ways to make more time for family KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

For the majority of working professionals, finding quality time to spend with loved ones can be a delicate balancing act. But working parents do not have to wait until retirement to enjoy being in the company of their families. With some fine tuning, anyone can find ways to spend more time with their children, spouse, extended families and friends. • Eat dinner together every night: Eating dinner as a family enables everyone to be a part of one another’s day and discuss important issues facing the family. According to The Family Dinner Project, eating as a family can boost kids’ academic performance, lower their risk of substance abuse and provide an

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• Work together: Family time need not be limited to recreation or leisure. Get the entire family involved in a chore or project so you can work together toward a common goal. Landscaping, painting a room in the house or even grocery shopping are some examples of chores that can be turned into family time. • Enjoy family media: Instead of retiring to separate corners of the house with tablets or mobile phones in tow, find a TV series everyone can enjoy together. Spend some binge-worthy hours seeing how stories unfold, taking time to discuss each episode when it ends. Family time is something that takes work, but making it a priority can offer real benefits.

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opportunity for parents to gauge the emotional and physical wellbeing of their children. Avoid activities that cut into dinner time and re-arrange work schedules to accommodate nightly meals with the family. • Switch work hours: Many employers understand the benefits of flex time. If possible, leave the office at 4 p.m. to make it home for family time, then log back on remotely at 7 p.m. to finish the day’s work. Working from home also reduces commute time, which can free up more time to spend with loved ones. • Put it on the calendar: Many families have to abide by a calendar to stay organized. Family time may fall by the wayside unless it is scheduled. Treat it as any important event so it becomes a priority.

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The Cookie Jar

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

A cookie jar contains five chocolate cookies, seven cinnamon cookies and four raisin cookies. If a cookie can have up to two of these flavours, what is the minimum number of cookies there can be in the cookie jar?


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One possibility is: 0: (2 – 2) X 9, 1: 2 + 2 – sqrt9, 2: sqrt9 – 2 / 2, 3: sqrt9 + 2 – 2, 4: sqrt9 + 2 / 2, 5: 9 – 2 – 2, 6: (sqrt9)! X 2 / 2, 7: (sqrt9)! + 2 / 2, 8: 9 – 2 / 2, 9: 9 – 2 + 2. THIS PUZZLE IS BY GENE WIRCHENKO Find more puzzles, articles, and full solutions online at


ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Look forward to solid and passionate developments in the days to come, Aries. If you’re seeking love, then sparks may soon fly. Be on the lookout.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Surprises are in store for Cancers who are willing to take some risks. If you resign from your job, you just may find a dream position shortly after — things can be that dramatic.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Taurus, after some recent turbulence, rest easy knowing that calmer waters are ahead. Some tranquility and stability is just what the doctor ordered.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Some cosmic goodness is in store for you, Leo. Be excited about your prospects. This year can start out on the right foot, especially as it pertains to domestic matters.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Gemini, expect some big changes in your love life in the weeks to come. Count your blessings because you deserve all the good news that’s coming your way.

Virgo, things in your domestic sector are bound to settle down in a few days. If you planned improvements at home, you’ll sail through those in no time with some help from friends.


- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, some pivotal changes may come into your life shortly. You may find out your family is increasing or learn that a career change is in the works. Start counting good fortune.


- Oct 24/Nov 22 While you have been in a stable relationship for some time now, both parties may be looking to shake things up. It can go two ways: A breakup or newfound depth.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You may have more on your mind than you are willing to admit, Sagittarius. But showing vulnerability may make you seem more approachable to others.

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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Venus, the ruler of your career sector, will point your professional efforts in the right direction, Capricorn. Your professional outlook might turn completely around.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may notice people in your social life are more friendly and accommodating lately, Aquarius. In fact, friends have always been there for you because they believe in you.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, if you’ve been waiting for seed money to start a venture, then your patience will pay off. Expect some good news to come.


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Ronald George Lewis Baker February 16, 1948 - December 21, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald George Lewis Baker (Ron) announces his passing on December 21, 2018 peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ron was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Ron will be deeply missed by his loving wife of over 36 years, Susan; his sons Matthew (Mary) and Chad (Monica); his grandchildren Jon, Samantha, Emily and Ben; his sister Lauren Embury (Michael); sisters-in-law Heather Jack (Stuart) and Patricia MacDonald; and brother-in-law Richard MacDonald (Samantha) and their extended families. Ron was predeceased by his parents Sidney George and Rhona Adele (nee Bibby) Baker. Ron was born and raised in Kamloops. As a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Communications Program, Ron made good use of his education and skills in his work with BC Tel, Telus and Stentor and particularly enjoyed his national role as Director of Stentor's Innovation Centre. In retirement, he was proud of his volunteer work in Thailand to support the Akha hilltribe children and of his 5 years in China. As the husband of a physician, he showed remarkable patience and compassion for the needs of patients and their families. Ron was a man of great integrity with deep caring for family and friends. He will be remembered for his amazing culinary skills, quick wit and endless curiosity about life. He showed a strength throughout his lengthy illness that was inspirational to those who knew and loved him. He will be truly missed. The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to Drs. Mike Purdon, Mike Humphreys, William Mackle, Joshua Wiesenthal and Stephan Ferreira; the Vernon Cancer Centre; IH Community Ambulatory Treatment; and Palliative Care nurse Deanna and the Palliative Care team in Kelowna. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Cremation has taken place. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Josephine (Jo) Marguerite Henderson 1919 – 2018

Allan V. Bird 1948 – 2018 Allan passed away on December 30, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Linda, his mother Mabel Bird, sister Caron Grey (Ginter), brother Kenny “Bones” Bird (Debbie), son Cheyenne (Sonia), daughters Wanita (Dave), Glenda (Aaron) and with the strong loving support of his grandchildren Shawna, Colin, Shae-Lynn, Sydnie, Marrisa, Morgan, Cole and Ryder, as well as his dearest friend and sister-inlaw Elizabeth “Betts” Embury.

Jo was born in Edmonton, Alberta on June 26, 1919 and passed away on December 29, 2018. She is predeceased by her brother Geoff Demmery, husband John Henderson, daughter Leslie Martin and granddaughter Simone Cross. Jo is survived by sons Terry Henderson, Wayne Henderson, daughters Dale Jules, Jill McMillan, eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Her family moved to Kamloops in 1924 where she attended Lloyd George School, after which she worked for the Kamloops Telephone Company before her marriage to John Henderson. She was a mother of five children and kept very active in archery with her husband and in his square dance club, dancing and as a caller.

Allan was predeceased by his father Colin Bird and in-laws George and Agnes Merry.

She will lovingly be remembered for her kindness to others and her devotion to family.

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Jeanette (Jan) Davidson It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother Jan Davidson. Jan passed away peacefully in the presence of close family on November 25, 2018. Jan was born on October 12, 1937 in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1954, mutual friends introduced her to the love of her life, Donald (Bud) Davidson. On March 8, 1957, Bud and Jan were married in Bellingham, Washington. They spent 62 wonderful years together creating a beautiful family that she loved to dote on. Jan enjoyed the many vacations and cruises that they took together. Jan was one of the Woodward’s ladies, working in the furniture department of the Colonial Shop, where $1.49 days meant new treasures for the family. In 1980, she joined her husband Bud, working side by side on what was then known as the Overlander Library Society Bookmobile, where she enjoyed getting to know the many people who came on board. In her downtime, she could be found tending to her rose garden. She was always ready with a hot cup of coffee and a good conversation. She will be dearly missed. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Donald (Bud) Davidson; her children Denise (Brian) Harrison, Dawn (Glen) Stephanishin and Doreen Black; her six grandchildren Darrell (Kristy), Robyn (Warren), Kristine (Mitch), Kari (Lee), Amanda and Samantha; her five greatgrandchildren Jade, Skye, Sophia, Wyatt and Luc; her sister Isabel (Mel) Steeves and brother-in-law Guy (Juanita) Yarmack and their families. Jan is predeceased by their eldest daughter Darlene Jubinville. We would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses and care aids at Overlander Extended Care for the compassion, understanding and level of care our Mom received. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Jan’s honour. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.


May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, Suzanne Yvette Smith March 1, 1968 - December 26, 2018 Suzanne passed away on December 26, 2018 at Royal Inland Hospital. Suzanne is survived by her son Kyle David Smith, father Drew Arnell Smith, mother Helen Smith and step-father Wayne Dennill. Suzanne was predeceased by her brother David Duane Arnell Smith in 1994, and grandparents Mr. & Mrs. O. Quesseth and Mr. & Mrs. W. Smith.

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WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Carol Florence Keiller

Frances Sbrocchi

1924 - 2018

We are saddened to announce the passing of Carol Florence Keiller at Royal Inland Hospital on December 23, 2018. Carol was born in Montreal, the first of four children of Elsie and Arthur Wilden. She is predeceased by her husband Frank O'Sullivan, her parents, sister Mavis, brother Warren and nephew Warren Jr. Carol will be remembered with great affection, yet adored for her vibrant spirit. Carol was a light to many, a friend to all and one who could always bring out the joy in others. She will be greatly missed by her sister Betty-May; stepson Barry (Donna); nieces and nephews Malcolm Wilden (Sherri), Danny Wilden, Susanne Gore Flukinger (Dan), David Gore (Aruna), Jennifer Gore (Brian); great nephews and nieces Stephanie, Spencer, Jack, Evan, Marshall, Danielle (Joe), Tyrine, Monique, David (Ashley), Lucas (Kim), Kennedy (Connor), Caisha; great great nephews and nieces Liam, London, Maliki. Carol will also be missed locally by her many close friends. Carol was born and lived in Montreal, working as a secretary until retirement when she and Frank moved to Belville, Ontario where she led a life busy with her many friends and interests and travelled south to Florida for the winters. Carol moved to Kamloops in 2003 immediately becoming involved in community activities such as the SPCA, ASK Wellness, Visiting Care Centres, The Church of Cleopas, and later, St. George's Church. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and The Crown Jewels Society. The last 15 years of her life were full with her large extended family and a number of loyal friends. The family want to thank the caring staff at RIH on 5 South, especially Dr. Stinson and RN Alycia. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue at 11:00 am, with Bishop Gordon Light officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Carol’s name to St. George's Church or the BC SPCA.

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Jocelyn (Joy) Audrey Richardson Joy passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 91 surrounded by the love of her family. Born in London, England she immigrated to Canada after marrying her Canadian husband, Ross Richardson. She raised her two sons and daughter in Kapuskasing, ON. before making the move to Kamloops, BC. Joy worked in several retail stores before retiring to enjoy her hobbies and family. Predeceased by her husband and eleven siblings she leaves behind her sons Larry (Val) and Ken (Jan), her daughter Lynne (Franz), seven grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren. Joy touched everyone she knew with her kindness and witty humour. Her family feels incredibly blessed to have known her love and support over the years. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends in the spring of 2019.

While the price difference for a cremation with NO Service is similar at most funeral homes in Kamloops, First Memorial is proud to have facilities to accommodate all of your needs, whether you choose a Celebration of Life or a full Traditional service. We can do it all at First Memorial. Come talk to us and have a look around. You will be pleasantly surprised.

John Thomas Pisarczyk February 5, 1952 - December 31, 2018 John was a loving man who gave his all in everything he did. His family was the most important thing in his life. He was a natural athlete who loved almost all sports, but focused in on golf, curling, fishing and hunting in more recent years. He also played fastball, slowpitch, and hockey and skied in years past. John’s work ethic and focus are what enabled him to excel at everything he did. He helped many people over the years learn how to do the things that he loved to do, whether it be sports or outdoor activities. His children and grandchildren were especially appreciative of his help and guidance. He was also very methodical so when he built or fixed anything, it usually worked out perfectly the first time. He had many friends from the various sports and activities he enjoyed, as well as from the pulp mill where he worked until 2012. He leaves behind his wife Terry, who he met in 1972 and married in 1980, his daughter Kim (Duane Wevers) with their sons Hayden and Landen, and his son Brad (Jenna) with their daughter Kassidy and son Thomas. John is survived by his brothers Roman (Wendy), Steve (MJ) and Bob. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Mike Monteith (Linda) and Ken Monteith as well as sisters-in-law Brandy Monteith (Brenton Wilkie) and Syd Monteith (Tracy Baird) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Teddy Arthur Kulchyski Teddy Arthur Kulchyski of Kamloops passed away on December 29, 2018 at 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife Rose Kulchyski, children Nick (Tina) Kulchyski and Wayne Kulchyski both of Kamloops, grandchildren Connor (Ashley) Kulchyski, Meagan Kulchyski as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws in BC and Alberta.

Fran had a long and fortunate life. She loved reading, writing and teaching. Mom met and married Dad in Prince Rupert in 1949. John was born in 1950 and the family moved to Duncan and Anne was born in 1951. The Sbrocchi’s moved to Kamloops in 1959. Fran taught at MacArthur Park, NorKam and Kam High. Always the academic, Mom did her Masters at UBC in 1970/71 and continued to develop and work in her school libraries. Mom was energetic and talented. She has left us a legacy of stories, poems and paintings. Fran was predeceased by Peter (1991), John (2018) and her partner Jim (2018). Left to cherish her memory are Anne (Richard), Peter (Anna), numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends. We are deeply saddened and will miss your animated commentary while watching the news! Love you Mom

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Teddy was predeceased by his parents Tony and Mary Kulchyski, his brother Bruce Kulchyski and sisters Loretta, Loraine and Violet. Teddy was born in Revelstoke, BC in 1936. He grew up in Revelstoke and that is where he met his wife of 59 years Rose. In 1973, the family moved to Kamloops where Teddy enjoyed gardening, volunteering with the Special Olympics, Kamloops Blazers and the Kamloops Storm. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and a good game of crib. A celebration of life will take place this spring 2019

We feel so grateful and lucky that John had six good months after his diagnosis to enjoy family time, camping, fishing and hunting this year, as these were the things that brought him the most happiness. Our family will have many wonderful memories to hold on to from these months and from all of the many special times shared over the years.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Overlander Extended Care, Royal Inland Hospital, ICU and 5 South.

We appreciate all of the caring staff in the oncology ward at the Royal Inland Hospital, the support of numerous doctors and nurses over the last seven months, and the very caring staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.

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A gathering of friends and family will be held at a future date.

Mom passed away on December 29, 2018. She was a “Prairie” girl, born in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Many of her stories recall her childhood days: the country store; the tragic loss of her beloved father when she was 18; her early teaching days in the one-room schools.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. When there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much Seek to be consoled, as to console; To be loved, as to love; For it is in the giving that we receive; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Sadu Singh Dhaliwal June 5, 1937 – January 3, 2019

Our Dad came from one of the first pioneer families in Kamloops, he farmed alongside his father on the family farm on Popp Street until the mid-1980s. Dad worked at Inland Kenworth and later Loomis before a motorcycle accident forced him into early retirement. However even a metal plate in his leg couldn’t slow him down. Dad bought his dream home in Westsyde in 1991. There he and our mother had an industrial sized garden and later the big shop for the Dhaliwal men to work on their other passion… CARS! Dad was an incredible grandpa and he loved his grandchildren Alyssa and Kruz very much. He would listen to their stories for hours and always surrendered his TV time to them. Dad leaves to mourn his loving wife of 50 years Harjinder, his sons Paul and Robb (Charlie) and his grandchildren Alyssa and Kruz. Also left to mourn are his brothers Sone (Baljit) and David (Brenda) and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his siblings Jeto, Saba (Ambo) and Puro. The family would like to express their gratitude to the First Responders for the care and respect they showed our Dad. And we want to especially thank the Sikh Cultural Society for the support they’ve provided to our mom and family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Cremation to follow service. Prayers will be held at the Kamloops Sikh Cultural Temple, 700 Cambridge Street, with luncheon to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from


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Elfrieda ‘Frieda’ Lubin April 28, 1928 - December 27, 2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and friend Frieda Lubin. Frieda was a devoted wife to Alex and mother of Louise, Charolette, Brian and Douglas. She was a proud lifelong resident of Kamloops, BC. Mom always had something baking in her oven and a welcome door to neighbours, family and friends at her North Shore home. Frieda took great pride in the care of her family, home and being a gracious host. Her large garden kept her very busy until moving to Riverbend and eventually Berwick On The Park where Frieda enjoyed the beautiful views of her beloved city. Frieda was a dedicated member of the Moose Lodge No. 1552 with late husband Alex, and active members of the Kamloops Curling Club. Frieda is survived by her daughters Louise Kriese (Ron), Charolette Heaven (Bruce) and son Brian Lubin (Rosanne) as well as her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Frieda was predeceased by her husband Alex and son Douglas. The family would like to thank Dr. Bishop for his compassion and professionalism in the care of our Mom as well as the staff of Berwick On The Park including Dr. Wynne for treating Frieda as family. A luncheon to celebrate Frieda’s life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Sandman Signature Hotel at 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Heart & Stroke in Frieda’s memory.

Eduardo (Ed) Fuoco 1930 - 2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eduardo Stephano (Ed) Fuoco on December 30, 2018, at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Ed is survived by his loving wife Sandra Fuoco, son Donald BruceFuoco (Karelyn), daughter Barbara Jamieson (Blair) and grandchildren MacArthur, Jackson, Alessandra, Kyle, Tyra (Cody), Dylan and Carly, along with his siblings Margaret, Rosie, Pauline, Elda and Frank. He was predeceased by his parents Giacamo and Agata, as well as his siblings Johnny, Jimmy, Bert, Gordon and Linda. Ed was born in Kamloops on December 26, 1930 and lived his entire life here. He was a long-time employee at PBD for 46 years. He truly loved his job and made many friends along the way that really made an impact on him. Ed had a great passion for fishing, hunting and gardening. He enjoyed going to Blazer games and was a long-time season ticket holder, but the greatest joy he had was seeing his grandchildren playing hockey, soccer, lacrosse and cheering them on all the while calling out the referees. Ed also really enjoyed his coffee time with “the boys” at A&W. The family would like to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Chahal for all her great care and support. By request there will be no service and in lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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Samuel Anthony Mark, Jr 1977-2018 It is with deep regret and sadness that the family of Samuel Anthony Mark Daneliuk, Jr. announces his sudden passing in the wee hours of Saturday morning, December 29, 2018, at the age of 41. Sam is survived by his mother, Gayle Daneliuk, his father, Sam Daneliuk, Sr., and his sister, Lynda Daneliuk. Born and raised in Kamloops, BC, Sam became a local graphic designer, receiving his design diploma from TRU, and many individuals and businesses in town (and out) have logos, labels, packaging, and advertising created by him. He worked for fourteen years on the Seniors Information Directory with his father, and no one can deny he had a strong design aesthetic, keen eye, and was an intensely creative and talented individual. He had many struggles, and could often test the patience of a saint—especially for his family and those who worked with him closely—but he was always charming, could get anyone laughing (even when he was just standing in line somewhere), and was smart, political, and informed. He was a self-professed “comedy nerd” and loved all forms of stand-up comedy, loved to read (especially political non-fiction and rereading his Harry Potter books), enjoyed basketball, and was always up for a good debate. He will be deeply missed for his good conversation, gentle teasing, and excellent sense of humour. A memorial mass will be held at OLPH Church at 11am, Thursday, January 10th , 635 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, BC. A small tea service will follow.

Katherine Lisa Gaunce

Our dear daughter and sister Katherine Lisa Gaunce left us suddenly on December 2, 2018 due to complications of the heart at the age of 50. She leaves us, her parents Al and Heather and sister Julia, her beloved cats Watson and Wyatt, and a loving network. Kathy attended and graduated from John Rennie High School in Pointe Claire, QC then Trent University in Peterborough, ON with a BSc in psychology. She later studied theology for a year at McGill University in Montreal. Kathy was a sweet, brilliant, loyal woman who loved her family, friends and home. She was a true artist and craftswoman – a passionate knitter, crossstitcher, jewelry maker and photographer – as well as a tech whiz, a funny wit, a person of faith and a great and generous cook. Through all struggles Kathy remained at depth an amazingly sunny character. We are heartbroken. Should friends desire, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to an animal rescue operation of choice or to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St., Kamloops, BC.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE & WEEP MARY FRYE (1932) Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die!


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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Chief Financial Officer

Job Summary Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO is responsible for analyzing and reviewing financial data, reporting financial performance, preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and costs. The CFO is required to present this information to the board of directors at regular intervals and provide it to shareholders and regulatory bodies. The CFO is also a strategist, helping the CEO to shape the overall strategy and direction of the Company and its subsidiaries. In partnership with the CEO, you will also establish, communicate and measure key performance indicators across the organization. The CFO is a steward of the financial systems and operations, responsible for preserving the assets of the organization by minimizing risk and keeping the books right. The CFO will work collaboratively with the Finance Manager and Administration team to ensure the effective and efficient operation of that department. Duties include preparation for external audits and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies such as the Financial Institution Commission of BC. Job Type / Category This is a full-time position. Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. The CFO is a management level position, as such, the successful candidate will be asked to work outside these hours from time to time. The CFO will also be required to attend board or committee meetings, these may occur outside of our regular business hours. Required Education, Skills and Qualifications A professional accounting designation and a minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior financial leadership role are required. The successful candidate will have: • a strong understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles mixed with strong analytical and operational skills; • the ability to anticipate and plan for changes to current organizational policies, practices, and systems necessary to move the Company in new strategic directions and ensure long-term success. • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Company Profile All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) is an indigenous-owned, provincially-regulated, financial institution located in Kamloops, BC. ANTCO has 200+ shareholders and has been in operation since 1988. We are a growing group of companies that currently provide business loans and mortgages, government program administration, insurance services, and commercial office leases. Apply method: Email (

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Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 56 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836 – 133-197 Cahilty Cres, 150-187 Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 – 103-190 Helmcken Dr, 4654-4802 Spurraway Rd. – 22 p. Rte 842 – 3945-4691 Yellowhead Hwy. – 35 p.



Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr, and Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p Rte 510 - 372-586 Aberdeen Dr, 402-455 Laurier Dr. – 42 p Rte 519 – Regent Cres & Pl. – 50 p.


Rte 602 – Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. – 47 p. Rte 603 – Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648 & 1652-1769 Valleyview Dr.- 44 Rte 605 – 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 64 p. Rte 606 – Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815-1899 Valleyview Dr. – 41 p. Rte 608 – Curlew Rd & Pl, 19251980 Glenwood Dr. - 73 p. Rte 612 – 2079 Falcon Rd, Flamingo Rd, 2040-2177 Glenwood Dr. – 64 p. Rte 613 - 2210-2291 Crescent Dr, 115-155 Highland Rd, 2244-2296 Park Dr,2207-2385 E TCH-64 p Rte 620 – MacAdam Rd, McKay Pl, Pyper Way, 2516-2580 Valleyview Dr. – 70 p. Rte 621 – Duck Rd, Skelly Rd, 96 Tanager Dr, 2606-2876 Thompson Dr. – 50 p. Rte 655 – 1685 Finlay Ave, 2202-2385, 2416-2458 (Even Side) Skeena Dr. – 36 p.

Rte 403 – 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 28 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Bestwick Crt E. & W, Morrisey Pl. – 49 p.

Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901935 Todd Rd. – 91 p. Rte 706 – 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Molin Pl, - 29 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl-31p Rte 751 – 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 754 – Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley, Melrose, Yarrow. – 72 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 760 – Beaver Cres, Chukar Dr. – 64 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.

Rte 17 *UHHQÀHOG Ave, 975-986 Schriener St, 960-971 Westgate St.-61p. Rte 27 - 1100-1195 Bentley Pl, 1110-1198 Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave – 66 papers Rte 28 – Calmar Pl, 1905-2082 Fleetwood Ave. – 40 p. Rte 30 – 1810-1897 Fleetwood Ave, 995-1085 Southill St. – 33 p.


Rte 105 - 1525 Ord Rd. – 58 p. Rte 143 - 217-308 Birch Ave, 205338 Evans Ave, 466-516 Fortune Dr, 479-523 Schubert Dr.-62 p Rte 144 - 526-548 Fortune Dr, 210-346 Oak Rd, 575-615 Schubert Dr, 223-3380 Walnut Ave.-61p Rte 151 - 1020-1132 7th St, 1024-1112 8th St, Berkley Pl, Dundas St, Richmond Ave-72 p


Rte 175 – 1800-1899 Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Rte 183 – 2003-2074 Saddleback Dr, 2003-2085 Grasslands Blvd. – 74 p. Rte 187 – 2100-2130 Doubletree Cres, 1050-1100 Latigo Dr, 21002169 Saddleback Dr. – 56 p,


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250-260-0110 RENTED CLASSIFIEDS 250-374-7467

Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774.

Call our Classified Department for details! *some restrictions apply

Firewood/Fuel ALL SEASON FIREWOOD. For delivery birch, fir & pine. Stock up now. Campfire wood. (250) 377-3457.

Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Round dining room table w/4chairs & 2 bar stools. $700. Couch & matching chairs $149. 250-374-1541.

Misc. for Sale 3-man polar ice fishing tent on sled. $150/obo. 250-851-2919.

5th wheel hitch $300. Ford air flow tailgate w/lock black $160. 250-374-8285.

Rte 245 – Glendon Dr, Wawn Cres & Pl, 809-859 Wawn Rd, 3220-3234 & 3279 Westsyde Rd. – 31 p. Rte 253 - Irving P, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Rhonmohe Cres, 2380&2416 Westsyde Rd.-54p Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, 2136-2199 Perryville P. – 36p Rte 260 - 2040 – 2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.

Job wanted by Computer Programmer-Analyst /OfďŹ ce Worker/Tutor Detail oriented, organized, problem-solver, extremely computer literate. Strong proofreading, editing, technical writing, public speaking skills. Can teach practically anything I know. IT work preferred but any job using problem-solving skills could be a good match. Gene Wirchenko at 250-8281474.



PETS For Sale? for only $46.81/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information.

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Temporary/ PT/Seasonal

your item in our classifieds for

5pc bedroom suite. $225. Men’s LH golf clubs. $80. 374-3962.

Rte 204 - 500-571 Baywood Cres, 314-502 Collingwood Dr, 708-788 Driftwood Pl, 507-587 Lynwood Dr, 612-1890 Sheridan Dr. – 81 p

Animals sold as “purebred stock� must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.


is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at

Did you know that you can place

Approx 450 45rpm records. $700/all. 250-318-01770. Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1800. 250318-2030. Carboys 23L. $30. 11.5L $20. 1-gal jugs $3/each. Bottle dry rack $15. 250-376-0313.

Work Wanted


Help Wanted

Do you have an item for sale under $750?



$500 & Under



For more information call the Circulation department 250-374-0462


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Rte 461 - Glen Gary Dr. & Pl, Glencoe Pl, 700-799 Gleneagles Dr. – 54 papers Rte 470 – Farnham Wynd, 102298 Waddington Dr. – 67 p. Rte 472 - 1750-1795 Summit Dr. – 34 p Rte 474 – Coppertree Ct, Trophy Crt. – 20 p. Rte 487 - 201-475 Hollyburn Dr, 485-495 Hollyburn Dr, 2003-2091 Panorama Crt. – 75 papers Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 38 p.


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Free Items

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KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fishing Kayak 10ft. $450. IGO Titan 36 Electric Bike w/battery. $900. 778-4711096. Futon, double size. Brand new condition.$100. 250-3773604. Hockey Gear fits 5’4� 120 lbs, brand new + skates 6.5 size. Serious inquires only $650/obo. for all. Call 9-6pm 250-374-7992. La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX climbing boots, men size 43. New. $500. 2-161cm Snowboards. Never used $375. Gently used. $325. 578-7776. MISC4Sale: Oak Table Chairs-$400, Call 250-8511346 after 6pm or leave msg. Round table painted white 39’’ round asking $30 (250) 3121144







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WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

For Sale By Owner


For Sale By Owner $55.00 Special!

**BOOK NOW FOR BEST WEEKS IN 2019** Shuswap Lake! 5 Star Resort in Scotch Creek BC. REST & RELAX ON THIS PRIVATE CORNER LOT. Newer 1bdrm, 1-bath park model sleeps 4 . Tastefully decorated guest cabin for 2 more. One of only 15 lots on the beautiful sandy beach with a wharf for your boat. Provincial park, Golf, Grocery/Liquor store & Marina all minutes away. Resort has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, Adult & Family Clubhouse, Park, Playground. Only $1,400 week. BOOK NOW! Rental options available for 3 & 4 day, 1 week, 2 week & monthly. Call for more information. 1-250-371-1333.



$5300 Plus Tax

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply

The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run for one week (two editions) in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops every Wednesday and Friday.

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Houses For Sale

Shared Accommodation


ONLINE Under the Real Estate Tab

Mobile Homes & Parks


250-371-4949 Scrap Car Removal


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Misc. for Sale

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

RUN TILL SOLD Turn your stuff


Legal Notices

Misc. Wanted Able buyer of all your old coins, coin collections,R C MINT COINS, all silver, gold, rare, common, old money.+ Todd The Coin Guy (250)864-3521 Actual Coin Collector Buying Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic Coins, Bars, Bills + Also Buying ALL types of Gold & Silver. Call Chad 250863-3082 Christine is Buying Vintage Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Coins, Sterling, China, Estates, etc. 1-778-281-0030 Housecalls.

Musical Instruments 2-3/4 French and German Violins c/w case/bows. $100$200. 3-Full size violins. $200. 250-434-6738.

Legal Notices

RE: Woodlot W0319 – Woodlot License Plan #1 Ten Year Woodlot Licence Plan from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2028: Take notice that the Woodlot Licence Plan for Woodlot License W0319, held in the name of the Robert J. Gowans, and located in the vicinity of Campbell Lake and McGlashan Lake in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District, will be available for public viewing by contacting Nancy Cox, RPF at the office of Thompson Resource Management Ltd., in Clearwater, BC. The objective of this public viewing is to assess the plan, the proposes results and/or strategies to address government objectives for resource management. This information may be important as to the effects on other resources and user groups within the area. Comments from the public will be used in the considerations of the final Woodlot Licence Plan. To ensure considerations, any written comments must be made to Nancy Cox, RPF address: 444 Clearwater Valley Road, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2 or by phone to 250-674-4092, and or by email before January 19, 2019.

5% Down

$615 Bi-Weekly



Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Fitness/Exercise WE will pay you to exercise!

Suites, Lower

call 250-374-0462

1BDRM Sep. Entr. Shared Lndry. N/S N/P $900/mo+DD+ ref’s, util. incl. Brock 554-2228 Avail. w/ref. 2bdrm Kit/liv, sep ent, patio, nice yrd $950 376-0633 N/Shore 1bdrm ideal for 1-person. N/S, N/P. $700 inclds heat/hotwater. 250-3727695.


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Misc Services Cleaning Services Springs Home Cleaning Services

Call for your free estimate today Call Spring at (250) 574-5482


JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Moving and Rubbish Removal 778-257-4943




Cars - Domestic


Trucks & Vans





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Antiques / Classics

2010 Ford Fusion SEL, auto, 4dr., 4cyl, 133,800kms. 4-summers. Fully loaded. $7,200. 250-573-7687

1999 - 32ft. Southwind. Slide, V-10, Jacks, Solar, Generator, Dual-air, TV’s, Vacuum, Inverter etc. Low kms. $31,500 250-828-0466

866.573.1288 1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794. 1978 Ford T. Bird hardtop. 160,000kms. One owner, like new. $2695. 250-374-8285.

Starting as low as $603.07 bi-weekly Includes Free 1 Year Home Insurance

2014 Honda Civic Si. 2dr., 6spd. 68,500kms. 2 winters. 3 years warranty left. Great condition. $16,000. 778-538-2905

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax)


Run until sold

New Price $56.00+tax

Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) • $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

Call: 250-371-4949

*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

(250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details 1989 Mercedes 560 SEC. 61,000kms. Hagerty Appraisals #2 car $10,000USD. Selling $10,000 CDN 250-574-3794

2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Immaculate F150 Supercrew, 3.5 Ecoboost, Sun Roof, white, brown leather, Fully Loaded Only $36,800 250-319-8784

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Home Improvements

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!



Custom Floor Plan



Downtown for quiet N.S. Male, student or working male. $500/mo. 236-425-1499.

2-bdrm upper hse Nshore near Dairy Queen, 4 appl, quiet ns/np $950 mth 250-8520909 or 250-376-5913


Financial Services

Deliver Kamloops This Week

Suites, Upper Scrap Car Removal


Residential Tenancy Act Notice is hereby given to Eric Pharey, last known address #80-1150 Rose Hill Road, Kamloops, BC, V2E 1G9, that in accordance with the provisions set out in the Residential Tenancy Act, all belongings that were left behind and are currently in storage will be sold or discarded February 28, 2019. Brian Kelly, 1505 Freshfield Road, Kamloops, BC V2E 1M8.

Scrap Car Removal

Cars - Sports & Imports

Auto Accessories/Parts 1.866.573.1288 or 250.573.2278

Rentals Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classifieds Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949

4-Avalanche X-treme winters on rims 275/60/R20 fits 1/2T Dodge truck 5-stud. $1450. 250-573-5635. 4 Goodyear Nordic Tires on 4 or 5 bolt mag rims P205/60 R16 $500 (250) 376-1200 4-Goodyear Noridc winter tires. P215/65/R17 on winter rims. $400/obo. 250-375-2375. 4 - Goodyear Winter tires with rims. 215/75/R15. off GMC Sonoma $200. 250-377-3002. Winter tires w/rims off 2013 Nissan Rogue. 5-114.3 Bolt pattern $225 (250) 376-9735

Cars - Domestic 2000 Chevy Malibu. 4dr, auto. Fully loaded, bluetooth stereo. $1400. 250-572-4097.

for more information

Snowmobiles Silver 2006 Mazda RX8 136,000km. Auto or Manual, Sunroof, A/C, leather heated seats, great body, tires and interior, Suicide style back doors. $7900. 250-376-7672 Financing avail 855-600-7750

Motorcycles Wanted: HARLEY GEAR. Chaps, Jacket, Vest and Gloves. Ladies Medium and Mens Xlg. Send pics to:

2003 Arctic Cat 600 EFI - 1M Mountain Cat 144” track, 1582 miles as new cond trailer avail $2900/obo. (250)376-3881 or 250-371-7605

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Expedition. 200,000+kms. New brakes. Runs well. $3,700. 372-5033. 2013 Buick Encore AWD. Auto. Fully loaded. Remote Start. $13,000. 250-819-0227.


Recreational/Sale Homes for Rent N/Shore 4bdrms, 2-baths, inlaw suite. Pets okay. Feb 1st. $2,400 +utils. 250-320-8073.

Absolute gorgeous 03 Cadillac Deville one owner low kms $3,800.00/obo 250-554-0580

2013 Keystone Fusion Toy Hauler slps 9, 41ft 12ft garage asking $65,000 250-374-4723



Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $4,500 250-579-3252

2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $16,900. 236-421-2251


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Off Road Vehicles

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Excellent condition. $14,900. 250-374-1541.




2013 Hyundai Tucson Black, Low kms, summers on rims, clean title, A/C, Heated seats. $10,500/obo 250-319-8292 for info.



WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019


Have your say on the best places and faces in


VOTERS WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD to the Kamloops restaurant of your choice

Select who you feel are the top businesses in at least 25% of the total categories. Contest closes January 31, 2019 at noon. One entry per household per day.

Name: Address: City:



Best place for a birthday dinner ______________________________________________

Best place for girls’ night out ________________________________________________

Best place for an anniversary dinner _________________________________________

Best place to celebrate your kid’s birthday ____________________________________

Best place for a Valentine’s dinner ___________________________________________

Best place for your first legal drink ___________________________________________

Best place for a first date ____________________________________________________

Best dining with a view______________________________________________________

Best place to take guests from out of town ___________________________________

Best washroom facilities ____________________________________________________

Best place to eat for under $10 ______________________________________________

Restaurant with most diverse menu __________________________________________

Best place to watch the big game ____________________________________________

Best late-night restaurant ___________________________________________________

Best place to party__________________________________________________________ Best place to meet singles ___________________________________________________ Best happy hour ____________________________________________________________ Best place for a business lunch ______________________________________________ Best place for after-work drinks______________________________________________

Best restaurant using local ingredients _______________________________________ Restaurant with the best desserts ____________________________________________ Restaurant you miss the most _______________________________________________ Restaurant you wish would come to town ____________________________________ Best server _________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________

Best place to go after the movies ____________________________________________

(Name of person and name of establisment)

Best place to go after the blazers game ______________________________________

Best bartender _____________________________________________________________

Best cafe to hold a meeting at _______________________________________________ Best place to bring your sports team after the game __________________________ Best place for live music ____________________________________________________ Best place to go dancing ____________________________________________________

Vote online at

(Name of person and name of establisment)


Best barista ________________________________________________________________ (Name of person and name of establisment)


Best chef___________________________________________________________________ (Name of person and name of establisment)


The above physical ballot can be dropped off at the Kamloops This Week office 1365B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6.


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Kamloops This Week January 9, 2019  

Kamloops This Week January 9, 2019

Kamloops This Week January 9, 2019  

Kamloops This Week January 9, 2019