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JANUARY 11, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 4

WHAT NOW FOR PAC? City councillors meet Friday to decide the next steps for Fawcett family’s idea for a $70M venue


MEET OUR KIDS PAGE The first edition of the KTW/Cain’s Kids Page is inside — and, children, we really need your help


Page A18 is your guide to events in the city and region



Rocky reception, softball questions round out PM visit KTW has three pages of coverage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Kamloops

A3: Protesters greet Trudeau for speech A5: Testy times at TRU town hall A6: Mayor gets face time with PM

THAT’S A WRAP The KTW Christmas Cheer Fund is done for another year, and it’s been another successful campaign



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PM greeted by protesters in Kamloops Justin Trudeau’s visit to city attracts naysayers on both sides of pipeline debate MICHAEL POTESTIO


Protesters turned up in force outside a Kamloops hotel on Wednesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke inside to a room full of Liberal supporters about coming together during a divisive time in politics for Canada and the world. In a campaign-style stop in the city, Trudeau was at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre to speak at a Liberal Party fundraiser followed by a town hall meeting with members of the public at Thompson Rivers University. About 200 people lined Rogers Way — some protesters wearing yellow vests, displaying signs in support of pipelines while others, including apparent Tiny House Warrior members and supporters, were anti-pipeline. A heavy police presence watched over the protesters, who shared the sidewalk peacefully as they waived signs sporting slogans such as “I support Canadian oil + gas & the jobs it creates,” “transform not Trans Mountain,” “no carbon tax,” “Canadians must come first” and “traitor Trudeau.” Chanting protesters could be heard yelling, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Trudeau has got to go.” The same chant was used to denounce the Trans Mountain pipeline. Also at issue amongst the protesters was the carbon tax and Canada signing on to the UN migration pact. Inside the hotel, Trudeau took the stage at the $300-a-plate lunch fundraiser at about 12:30 p.m., speaking of the polarizing nature of politics in Canada and the world and imploring his fellow Liberals to listen to people’s concerns and work to allay them. In his opening remarks, Trudeau said many people came up to him over the holidays describing 2018 as a “polarizing” year for him, with plenty of anger and attacks.

DAVE EAGLES/KTW First Nations groups protest peacefully outside Kamloops Coast Convention Centre on Wednesday during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Kamloops. About 200 protesters assembled outside the venue as Trudeau delivered a speech inside.

MORE INSIDE Turn to pages A5 and A6 for more on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stop in Kamloops, including an at-times-testy town hall meeting, a sit-down with Mayor Ken Christian and a tour of Thompson Rivers University’s trades facilities Trudeau’s response was that he’s been focused on what his government’s accomplished last year. “We were incredibly busy as a government,” Trudeau said. The prime minister noted signing the new trade agreement with Mexico and the United States, and ratifying the 11-country Asia-Pacific Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. “At a time when the world is worried about trade and clos-

ing in on itself, Canada stands resolutely understanding that trade is good for growth and creating opportunity for everyone,” Trudeau said. He also touted the government legalizing cannabis and moving forward on pay equity legislation and LNG Canada — the largest private sector investment in Canadian history — and the government’s plan to put a price on pollution with the carbon tax. “And that was the kinds of things that we do when we role up our sleeves, work together and listen to Canadians,” he said. Trudeau described the country as one with a diverse range of voices and perspectives, and that coming together with a sense of how to move forward in thoughtful ways has always been a challenge. Trudeau said his fellow Liberals and Canadians must be open to listening to each other’s concerns

and working to allay those concerns with concrete solutions. He said his government has tried to focus on alleviating people’s concerns over the past three years and will continue to over the course of 2019 heading into the election. Trudeau also touted the benefits of a liquefied natural gas project that’s at the centre of an impasse with First Nations in Northern B.C. Kamloops woman Michelle Simpson, who is part of the Yellow Vest Movement, told KTW she attended the protest because she wants the federal government to be more accountable to the Canadian people, expressing her opposition to Canada signing off on the UN migration pact. “For me, Trudeau, he seems to be living in his bubble,” Simpson said. “It’s just unfortunate that us Canadians aren’t being listened to.”

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The City is moving forward with creating a transportation system to provide "a diversity of safe, accessible, affordable, and sustainable travel choices for all that integrate well, are effective to use, promote healthy lifestyles, and support economic prosperity," as stated in the Transportation Master Plan, which was adopted in July 2018. To support this vision, the City is embarking on identifying strategies to encourage residents to consider alternative transportation choices while the City continues to build infrastructure to make walking, cycling, and taking transit more convenient.

January 21, 2019 3:30 pm - Junior Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West January 29, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

The Downtown Transportation Choices Strategy will include ambitious but realistic programming and education, and it will promote actions to assist residents with adapting to a lifestyle of more transportation choices and less reliance on the private automobile for their travel to and within the Downtown.

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PM takes questions, deals with outbursts at town hall Mix of softballs from ‘fans’ and eruptions from protesters




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was met with cheers and faced a few outbursts from the crowd as he held his first town hall question and answer session of 2019 in Kamloops on Wednesday night. Surrounded by a packed crowd of about 1,000 people in the Old Gym at Thompson Rivers University, the event served as the start of Trudeau’s re-election bid ahead of the October election. Calling on people at random as he stood in the centre of the room, Trudeau faced a wide variety of questions on topics spanning his three years in office, mixed in with a few compliments and softball questions such as the night’s first: “What’s your favourite part about your day?” The night did not come without criticism as there were outbursts from a few people who lambasted Trudeau over the Trans Mountain pipeline, First Nations titles and rights and the arrests RCMP made southwest of Houston, where members of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation had set up a blockade to a pipeline project route across their territory. The prime minister attempted to talk through the criticism before moving on to other questions. No one was ejected or cut off while taking Trudeau to task. In response to a heated series of questions from Stl’atl’lmx’s Tilly Innes about First Nations oppression in Canada, Trudeau said Canada has much to apologize for — a process he said will take time. “We know that we have to get out from under this Indian Act,” Trudeau said, adding that the federal government needs to work with First Nations to ensure they are taking back control of their land, children, governance and future. “That partnership is what we’re working on and it’s difficult,” Trudeau said. During the course of the night, Trudeau faced questions about his much-criticized trip to India, U.S. President Donald Trump, Syrian refugees, pay equity and TRU professor David Scheffel, who has been jailed in Slovakia. Scheffel faces allegations relating to child pornography and sexual assault, which he contends have been fabricated by a Slovak government

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Tilly Innes from Stl’atl’imx Nation near Lillooet launches into a verbal assault on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during her question during Wednesday’s town hall meeting at Thompson Rivers University’s Old Gym.

upset with his research on the Romani, a people marginalized by government of the Eastern European country. Trudeau said there isn’t much his government can do in terms of consular support as Scheffel is a Dutch citizen, but noted his officials have been “working very closely with Dutch authorities to make sure he’s getting all the support he can in the situation he’s in right now.” Trudeau, however, did not elaborate as to what that work has entailed. The person who asked about Trudeau’s trip to India said he heard “it wasn’t good.” The trip made headlines last February when a Canadian man convicted in a failed attempt to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister in 1986 on Vancouver Island was invited by a Liberal MP to a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commission in Delhi. “There were some challenges on that trip that if we had to do it again, we might not repeat, but at the same time, we had some very positive economic investments, we had some jobs created — and it was a trip that happened,” Trudeau said. When asked about Trump linking forest fires in California to Canada’s lumber prices, Trudeau said Canadians expect two things from him when it comes to the U.S. president: maintain a constructive relationship and stand up for Canadian values and interests. “I try not to weigh in on various things that he says as a matter of course,” Trudeau said. “As to any links between fallen logs and brush fires, I will defer to

experts and scientists on that.” One man brought up the 2017 murder of 13-year-old Burnaby girl Marrisa Shen and the Syrian refugee Ibrahim Ali , who has been charged in connection to her death — suggesting a link with Trudeau’s refugee policies. The question was met with claps and boos from those in the crowd and Trudeau answered by saying he didn’t think generalizing immigration policies to incidents like Shen’s murder were helpful or useful. “At a time when the world is hardening in its hearts to immigration and not seeing the economic benefits of welcoming people who are looking for nothing more than the opportunity to work hard and build a better future for themselves and their kids, I think there’s an extraordinary opportunity for Canada,” Trudeau said. One woman asked how Trudeau intends to as address the wage gap, to which Trudeau noted his cabinet, which is 50 per cent female and passing pay equity legislation for men and women last fall. Many students and young people were among those who attended the town hall meeting. George Gavriel, a third-year TRU student, said he attended because he felt that meeting the prime minister was something he should do. Third-year TRU communications student Kailee Duncan told KTW that as an Indigenous student, she attended the forum in an effort to represent her people. “We want Justin Trudeau to be accountable for his actions,” she said.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian got some one-on-one meeting time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit to the city this week. Christian said he was trying to “plant the seed” for possible federal funding for various projects of local concern down the road. He also gifted the PM gym bags and water bottles to “advocate on behalf of Kamloops.”

Christian pitches Trudeau on rail, climate change, money JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

Calling his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “excellent,” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian noted he added one item to the agenda on Wednesday. “I threw in a chat about Stuart Wood and the importance of a grant from Heritage Canada to make that cultural centre a reality,” Christian said. The city and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc are exploring the idea of a joint cultural centre at the property, which previously housed an elementary school. Christian said he also told Trudeau the project is “truly in the spirit of reconciliation and a project the City of Kamloops and TTS are very proud of.” On Wednesday, Christian

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dered entirely by the citizens of Kamloops and that Transport Canada should be looking at that in terms of infrastructure for things like overpasses,” Christian said. The mayor said Trudeau congratulated the city on making issues related to climate change, such as storm sewer infrastructure, a priority. Asked if the meeting resulted in any federal dollars, Christian wouldn’t speculate. “You don’t go in and expect to come out with a cheque,” he said. “But you do go in and you expect to plant the seed.” Christian gave Trudeau a Tournament Capital gym bag and water bottle for he and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. “Every chance I get to advocate on behalf of Kamloops, I’ll take,” Christian said.

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Where does performing arts centre proposal go from here? Councillors meeting behind closed doors to decide next steps in process JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

What happens next with a performing arts centre proposal, which was pitched by philanthropist and businessman Ron Fawcett on Tuesday during a city council meeting, depends on what comes out of council’s strategic planning sessions. Those are slated to wrap up on Friday. “I’ve got to wait to see what council’s direction is,” City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said. “If council says, ‘OK, proceed with this,’ they may want a business case. They may want to review things.” On Tuesday, Ron Fawcett brought to city council plans for a $70-million performing arts centre downtown at the former Kamloops Daily News property, 393 Seymour St., complete with three theatres. It came after a proposal for a $91-million PAC in the same location failed by referendum in 2015. Fawcett offered the plans in addition to the Telus annex building on St. Paul Street, which he said he would renovate for use by Western Canada Theatre and Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. Fawcett’s total donation is valued at between $8 million and $10 million. While the design plans were updated, Fawcett deferred to the city for a business case. Trawin said it would need to be updated, should council proceed. “We would have to brush that business case off, look at the operating costs, based upon the design and everything like that and go from there,” Trawin said. As the project’s fate lies in city council’s hands, KTW reached out to the mayor and councillors for their thoughts on the proposal and asked whether user groups should financially contribute to the building. In general, council lauded Fawcett for his generosity and leadership and were grateful for work to this point, in addition to the sizeable donation. Mayor Ken Christian said the proposal

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ticked two boxes: unanimous support from the arts community and $20 million shaved from the 2015 PAC proposal, more palatable with Fawcett’s donation and without a parkade. “That said, there will be people who do not like change,” Christian said. “Those people will be writing letters and doing what they do. I think, in terms of increasing livability in Kamloops, increasing the offerings in terms of the arts and increasing the space in places to develop the arts in Kamloops — this is a winner.” Christian said an element of the performing-arts centre will need to be publicly funded. He said it is no different than the city-run Sandman Centre, which is utilized by the Kamloops Blazers. Councillors offered other financial ideas: a community fundraising campaign, establishment of a non-profit to allow private donations, four naming sponsorships (the three theatres

and facility) and partnering with the Thompson Nicola Regional District and Thompson Rivers University. “These people who would use these facilities should put their money where their mouth is,” Coun. Dieter Dudy said. Concerns included parking, location and price. Coun. Mike O’Reilly called for creation of a downtown parking strategy, while Coun. Dale Bass suggested North Kamloops be considered the location. Coun. Arjun Singh said other priorities, such as climate change preparedness and facility upgrades, may be higher on the city’s priority list. “As we’re moving forward into the term, I’m starting to realize there’s a lot of dollar signs attached to various things that we’re looking at,” Singh said. Coun. Kathy Sinclair has supported a PAC and said this proposal is better than the previous one, due to involvement of the primary user groups. She would like to see a non-profit established and said she would personally donate. “This is not going to be falling exclusively on the backs of city taxpayers,” Sinclair said.

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THE TIME FOR A PAC IS NOW, KAMLOOPS Earlier this week, surrounded by a group of supporters on the steps of city hall, Ron Fawcett told reporters why he was willing to contribute millions of dollars and untold time toward a resurrected performing-arts-centre proposal: his kids and grandchildren. The successful businessman and local philanthropist, who with wife Rae deserves praise for donating to numerous Kamloops causes, had moments earlier described to city council and an unprecedented number of supporters an awe-inspiring vision to put the city on the map for more than sports. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the downtown centre would have three theatres, rehearsal halls a cafe and outdoor seating space. More than a building, the centre would house and grow local arts groups, draw acts currently bypassing the city, improve livability and revitalize downtown. (It would also flow nicely with city plans for nearby pedestrian plazas.) It is quite the vision — and one that comes with a hefty $70-million price tag. Price was a sticking point during the 2015 PAC referendum, which resulted in a $91-million performing arts centre proposal quashed by a 54- to 46-per-cent vote. A so-called “Performing Arts Centre Not Yet” group emerged, led by former councillor Nelly Dever, campaigning for a cheaper option and alternative funding. That group is so far mum on the new proposal — and let’s hope the negative Nellys stay that way. Fawcett’s PAC is $21 million less than the previous proposal and comes with a generous $8 million to $10 million private contribution in the plans and Telus annex building. In addition, city staff and councillors are already discussing creative ways to decrease the burden for taxpayers. Some costs will, in one way or another, inevitably fall onto residents — as they always do when nice things are involved. But the time for a PAC is now. The city is growing. Thompson Rivers University continues expanding and young families are finding Kamloops affordable over the Lower Mainland. The city needs to transition beyond its small-town persona — past immediate potholes and snow clearing — and look toward the future.



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ell, I’m back, but it’s just a guest appearance as part of the monthly city councillor columns. I must say, it’s a strange feeling being on the other side of the notebook or camera — and being inside city hall. One thing that hasn’t changed is engagement with Kamloopsians. My new councillor phone rings regularly and it’s usually someone calling who is upset about snow or potholes or how much they will be paying in taxes — which, by the way, won’t be decided for a few more months. That first percentage discussed at council a few weeks ago, the 3.14 per cent that set off a flurry of emails and phone calls from concerned people, was just to set the bar from administration’s point of view. It’s up to council to manoeuvre that bar around to find the right level. But let’s step back a bit and talk about the reality that faces newbies like me, who decide it would be a great idea to work for the community by running for council. Campaigning is tough, but once elected, those first several weeks make running for election seem like a walk in a park. Being elected means starting to run a marathon without much preparation and still getting used to the new shoes. There are lengthy presentations from every department at city hall — information that even for those of us who thought we understood the operations, is fascinating because of the reconfigu-


CITY HALL ration of those departments that was brought in last year. Some longtime administrators have taken on new functions and there is more of a team atmosphere rather than what reporter Dale saw as silos. And there is a lot of information to try to absorb in just a few weeks. Add in the regular arrival of Kathy Humphrey, keeper of all things financial, and the homework includes learning about the budget. There are tours of city facilities, not only the Tournament Capital Centre and bylaws centres, but that essential structure at the far end of Mission Flats Road that caused a few of us to feel slightly nauseous as we tried to learn, without actually breathing, about how sewage and sludge is processed. We’ve also had to learn to work together as a council, recognizing we won’t always agree on issues, but also that we don’t necessarily know as much about issues as we think we do. That’s where the whole process has been revelatory for me in particular because I can now get all

the information I couldn’t always access when asking as a reporter. If I only knew before I left KTW some of the stuff I know now. We’ve all agreed it’s going to be a good team. It’s great having younger people involved — Sadie Hunter, Mike O’Reilly and Kathy Sinclair (she gets included because this is her first full term) as they bring a perspective that is essential to our discussions both in public and in closed meetings. Add in the experience of Arjun Singh, Denis Walsh and Dieter Dudy, with the new direction Mayor Ken Christian has been slowly bringing into city hall — it will continue as the revamped group of committees get going this year — and there’s a sense of confidence. Sure, I expect to see some 5-4 votes on issues, but that’s nothing new for Kamloops council. For me, being the person answering reporters’ questions has felt strange. Giving the answers has never been part of my world, It’s now becoming more comfortable. Yes, I miss filling this space every Wednesday but that’s about the only thing that has changed. I am still asking questions and probing for more information, still taking calls from people who want to vent, suggest, question or just talk. It’s going to be a fascinating four years. Dale Bass is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in KTW and online at To contact Bass, email To comment on this column, email editor@kamloopsthis

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BOOK LOVERS NEED AND WANT OUR LIBRARIES Editor: Re: Tom Joseph’s letter of Dec. 28, in which he argues against building brick and mortar libraries (‘Create electronic libraries’): Although there certainly is a place for e-books, thankfully not everyone would completely dismiss the value of physical books. I’ve noticed both Kamloops libraries are busy with patrons every time I’ve been there, espe-

THANKS FOR THE CANINE RESCUE Editor: I have deep appreciation for the man who helped get my dog, Morgan, safely to shore after she went chasing ducks between the CN Rail Bridge and the Halston Bridge on Jan. 2. I forgot to get your name and I am very grateful you were willing to help. Morgan is on antibiotics for inflammation in her lungs, but otherwise you’d never know she had an adventure. Julie Flowerdew Kamloops

cially the library on the North Shore. There are usually dozens of people in there, many of them parents with youngsters. It’s wonderful. The semi-annual Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale is packed with readers — and it seems to be a social event, too. I wonder if having access only to online books can possibly

entice children into the world of reading as do the colourful, artful and exciting books their parents are reading to them now? So far, a good number of readers still have a love of books that have weight and substance to them, books they can hold and carry around, books that get dogeared and worn with use, especially when they are loved and re-read over and over, books they can loan

to a fellow reader or borrow from a friend. Physical books have glamour, romance, colour and life to them, attributes that are lost when considering convenient, but utilitarian e-books. Books and readers need libraries and bookstores. Marie Betcher Kamloops

BEWARE THE NOISE FROM NEARBY RAIL YARDS Editor: Seeing the photo of the new development rising near Sandman Centre (‘Making the Marquess,’ Dec. 21) brought back memories of living across the river from the rail yard in Quesnel in 1975. Every night, 365 days a year, the smashing sound of the shunting of trains echoing across the river. It was impossible to get a good night’s rest. The BC Rail Corporation was belligerent and refused to operate during the day, regardless of the num-


ber of complaints. The row of residential housing across the river should never have been built there. The photo of the Marquess on Lorne Street clearly shows CP Rail operating next door. This property should never have been allowed to be zoned residential. This area should be zoned industrial. Council needs to realign its thinking that not every activity or application needs to be in reach of downtown.

Editor: Re: the proposal to build a refrigerated ice rink in Riverside Park: Global warming is happening. Look at the weather outside. If council must approve spending money on an outdoor rink, why is it being

Well thought out long-term planning 30 years ago regarding Riverside Park is under attack today from poorly thought out applications. The recent bike path connecting Sahali with downtown will go down as a complete waste of funds. The path will be used primarily by a few hardened bikers who currently speed down Columbia Street with the wind blowing through their hair. Gerald Antoniak Kamloops

added to Riverside Park? Would not McArthur Island be a better place? There is plenty of parking on McArthur Island, icemaking equipment is closer, (no need to purchase more) and washrooms are there. It would also be much cheaper to build on

McArthur Island, compared to Riverside Park. Remember what the voices told Kevin Costner’s character in the movie Field of Dreams: If you build it (on the island), they will come. W. R. Travis Kamloops

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“I’m confused as to how democracy works. Did we not have a referendum on this? Did the voters not say no? “I guess from now on, no means maybe — or just keep hammering away until the majority gets tired of the whining.” — posted by DFC “We also had an election since the referendum and elected several people who said they would pursue building a performing arts centre — so here we are.” — posted by MPO “And, like the water meters, the PAC is reborn after taxpayers said no. Time to rebirth the Kamloops Voters Society, too!” — posted by Smoke Skull “I am so pleased at the support Ron and Rae Fawcett have received. I also commend city council for sharing in their vision. “I can’t wait to get onboard when I return home in a couple of weeks.” — posted by Bruce Dunn

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More than 140 people from Kamloops and surrounding communities were at a meeting at Sandman Centre on Tuesday night to have their say on how the province should move forward in restoring and sustaining B.C.’s wild salmon population. In June 2018, the governmentappointed Wild Salmon Advisory Council was created to develop a strategy for restoring and sustaining the fish populations. That group put forward an options paper and set out to collect public input in a series of meetings, pledging to gather input and make recommendations to government on how to approach the complex issues salmon are facing. Kamloops was the seventh public input session and the only Interior city the council visited. On Tuesday night, two of the council’s 14 members greeted the region’s anglers, conservationists, scientists and Indigenous to gather input. About 20 people spoke to the panel, which also included a representative from the Wild Salmon Secretariat in the Office of the Premier. First up was Don Trethewey, a recreational angler and regional director for the B.C. Federation of Drift Fishers who is also a member of the Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association and the Kamloops Fly Fishers. “I cannot help but have concerns that the inland Fraser-Thompson and steelhead issues are not adequately represented by people on your group,” he said, noting the group is lacking in representation from the region, a common complaint among speakers. “I also note that composition of the entire council is heavily weighted to Coastal representation — that notwithstanding the fact that millions of sockeye migrate to the Adams Shuswap region not 200 metres from where we sit right now,” he said. Brian Englund, who said he has lived on the Horsefly River for 38 years, has serious concerns about what is happening in his community and its watershed, which was recently designated as a fisheries-sensitive watershed. Fish harvest-

ers there were given two years to comply with the new restrictions. “Well, what do you think happens in that situation? At this point it’s almost rape and pillage there,” he said. Englund works as a fishing guide and did sockeye enumeration on the river. He said the entire watershed is “falling apart.” “I think it’s the number one issue with salmon other than what’s going on in the ocean. This has gone way too far. Something has to be done,” he told the panel. Gord Bacon, who is also unhappy with the composition of the panel, said many at the meeting were also concerned about steelhead trout — which, by the province’s definition, would also be included in its management efforts. “I’ve been concerned about it for many years. About 98 per cent of them have disappeared in the last 30 years. That’s unacceptable because we’ve been researching them for 30 years and we’ve gone nowhere,” he said. Concerned the initial options report did not include a prioritized list of recommendations — which the group plans on doing following its public consultations — Bacon said “it’s nothing to do with not doing the work, it’s that there’s too much work to do.” Sandy McDonald, chairman of the Sport Fishing Advisory Board and a member of local clubs, said he was surprised to learn the province — and not the federal government — is leading these efforts. “We’re shocked the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is not leading this thing. They’re the people that really manage salmon. Certainly the province manages habitat, but Fisheries and Oceans should have been doing this three years ago — 10 years ago,” he said. Matt Jennings, executive director of the B.C. Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association, said that while recreational anglers are users of the resource, they are also a passionate group of stewards. He called for drastic measures from the government to show it is committed. “The one thing I’m looking for from this government is an immediate stoppage of logging in critical salmon habitat,” he said. “If they can show us that they’ll actually do that, I think we’ll have

a chance of moving forward.” Travis Marr, a Tk’emlups member who works for the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation and fishes for both sustenance and sport, said he would like to see an end to “archaic discharge practices.” “Here in Kamloops we have a sewer plant, Domtar and the city dump all within a small area, all downstream of the Thompson River, where there are juvenile-rearing salmon,” Marr said. “These archaic practices need to change. The City of Kamloops needs to smarten up and make those changes.” Frank Dwyer of the Kamloops Naturalist Club called himself “somewhat of a citizen scientist,” a lover of nature and a local angler. He recalled how times have changed, calling what is happening on the Thompson River an “ecological catastrophe.” “I spent 30 years in the summers and right through till ice was hanging out of my nostrils wading and walking the Thompson. When I splashed through shallows 30 years ago, I scattered myriad thousands of fry. I don’t see that anymore. I saw rocks festooned with stonefly husks. I barely see any,” he said. Dwyer also talked about the decline of steelhead in Deadman River east of Kamloops. He said records once showed more than 1,000 fish in the stream, but he has since learned of drastically reduced numbers after speaking with the nearby Skeetchestn Indian Band. “I asked how many steelhead were expected this spring,” Dwyer said. “He said, ‘They will be in the 10s.’” “I lay the blame for it all at the feet of the DFO. What they’ve done on the East Coast, they’ve done on the West Coast,” Dwyer said. Peter Mutrie, an avid sport fisherman and self-described “salmon enhancement aficionado” for some 40 years, said he is heartened by the process. “I have to encourage you to actually make something happen out of this process so that we don’t have another dust collector on the shelf,” he said. Mutrie encouraged the council to look at previous reports’ recommendations and “try not to be too amazed by how many of them are relevant today like they were 40 or 50 years ago.”

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Newspaper launched to give voice to street JESSICA WALLACE


Extra, extra — read all about it. A new street newspaper will be distributed as an insert in Kamloops This Week in this issue. “It’s an alternative to panhandling,” project facilitator Glenn Hilke said. “If you see somebody on the street selling it and you want to support somebody to help themselves, it’s a way that you can help.” The 32-page, advertisement free alternative newspaper was spearheaded by the city’s lived experience committee, which consists of people who have experienced homelessness. It is called The Big Edition, with the nickname “The Big E” also named for the paper’s late founding member Elmer King, who died unexpectedly last May. Street newspapers

are published around the world, designed to tell stories that may not otherwise be told in mainstream media and offer an alternative to panhandling for the homeless through a system of vendors, who keep a portion of the papers they sell. While the first edition of The Big E is being distributed in kind to create awareness via KTW, subsequent monthly editions will be made available in bulk at businesses, in buildings and via halfa-dozen street vendors beginning in February. Vendors receive their first 50 editions for free and sell them for $3. Subsequent copies are purchased for 50 cents, netting vendors $2.50 in proceeds per newspaper sold. Hilke encouraged tipping vendors, as well. “It’s a nice day, you’ve got $5 in your hand — ‘Here you are, keep the change,’” he said.

The first edition of the newspaper was printed for free by Kodiak Press in the Lower Mainland. The press also prints Kamloops This Week. The launch is the culmination of one year of work by the group of volunteers — a year that did not come without hurdles. The group initially planned to launch the newspaper last sum-

mer, but pushed it to the fall following King’s death. The release was further delayed due to legal issues related to the individual who filled in for King. The publication has also faced financial challenges. Grant funding for the project from the city has so far gone toward coaching from a third party. “Economically it’s

been stressful because everyone is volunteering their time,” Hilke said. Help came from Interior Authors Group member Alex McGilvery, who brought writing, proofreading, editing, layout and design experience. “He’s been an angel for us,” Hilke said. Stories in the first edition range from poetry to fiction and

Hilke hopes The Big E will eventually have 20 street vendors and, along with bulk sales, distribute between 8,000 and 10,000 editions monthly. Those interested in becoming a vendor can call Hilke at 250-5715415 or email thebigeditionkamloops Hilke said an online strategy has yet to be developed.

non-fiction, including topics such as postpardum depression to Greyhound’s exit from Western Canada and a Kamloops man who was enlisted in the Vietnam War. Articles are written by local people, while the newspaper is fleshed out with stories by a street newspaper wire service, called the International Network of Street Papers.







Correction A story on Page A13 of the Jan. 9 edition of KTW incorrectly stated that former Little Shuswap Indian Band chief Felix Arnouse is expected to plead guilty to a sexual assault charge. Arnouse is charged with sexual assault and is scheduled to plead guilty in relation to that allegation at his next court appearance, on Jan. 31, but he is expected to do so to a lesser charge. WELL EQUIPPED FROM











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Q) Some retirement communities have different levels of support. Can you explain in more detail what this means? A) Determining the best living situation for yourself or your loved one means understanding the differences between independent and assisted living. The distinction between the two can seem practically non-existent with the accommodation for both being a typical apartment setting. Beyond the private apartment setting many communities have common amenity space for all residents to enjoy. Independent living communities aim to make their residents’ day-today lives a bit easier, thus enabling them to live on their own for as long as possible. Maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping, meal preparation, emergency response, security and a wide variety of activities and events are the typical offerings. Assisted Living residents enjoy all of the services that the independent residents receive with the addition of the Assisted Living services. These services are more about helping residents who need assistance with medication reminders, bathing assists, personal laundry and getting organized for the day. These services are performed by certified care aides. Typically an RN will oversee the staff and services within the assisted living setting. Adding the assisted living services allows the resident to maintain their independence even longer. Berwick on the Park also offers full care which I will talk about next month.


Snowpack levels normal, but El Niño is lurking KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Despite a warmer than usual winter that has produced a dearth of snow on the valley bottom, the snowpack levels in the North and South Thompson basins are at and above average levels. Data from the province’s River Forecast Centre’s snow survey and water supply bulletin shows the North Thompson snowpack at 109 per cent of normal depth, with the South Thompson snowpack at 99 per cent of normal depth. The survey noted fall and early winter weather had been variable across the province. October featured near normal (-0.5 C to 0.5 C) temperatures across most of the province, with areas in southwest B.C. reaching between 1 C and 2 C above normal temperatures. Except for the Okanagan and Southern Interior, the province generally experienced below normal precipitation in October. In early November, a series of storms impacted southwest B.C. with heavy rain. The second half of the month featured more stable weather with less precipitation. Total monthly precipitation was generally near normal across the province. Temperatures were generally above normal (by one to two degrees) for southern B.C., and well above normal (by one to five degrees) in central and northern B.C. The survey noted significant precipitation arrived in mid-December, with southern B.C. receiving between 120 per cent and 160 per

KTW FILE PHOTO The North Thompson snowpack is at 109 per cent of normal, while the South Thompson is sitting at 99 per cent, according to data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre.

cent of normal rainfall amounts. Temperatures remained well above normal through December, with more modest temperature anomalies in southwest B.C. (+0.5 C to +1.5 C) and more significant anomalies in the B.C. Interior (+2C to +5 C). All that rain at lower levels led to snow at higher levels. As of Jan. 1, snow basin indices range from a low of 61 per cent of normal in the Stikine to a high of 109 per cent of normal in the North Thompson, Upper Fraser West and Upper Fraser East. Generally, the survey noted, the province has near-normal snowpack, with the average of all snow mea-




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surements across the province at 96 per cent of normal readings. Belownormal snowpack (60 to 80 per cent of normal) has been recorded in the Stikine, Nicola, and Liard regions, while near-normal snowpacks (80 to 110 per cent of normal) are present throughout the rest of the province. The survey said early-season snowpack was slow to develop this year, with near record-low snowpack recorded at automated snow weather stations on Dec. 1. Rapid snow accumulation has since occurred.

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City looking at financial options following revamped PAC pitch JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

One point of opposition already circulating online following the unveiling of a new proposal for a downtown performing arts centre relates to residents rejecting the PAC in 2015. The referendum in 2015 failed 54 per cent to 46 per cent. The referendum, however, was to borrow $49 million to help pay for the $91-million facility — not for a PAC itself, which the city and user groups maintain is still needed. “The referendums are all about the debt,” City of Kamloops corporate services director Kathy Humphrey said. As per the Community Charter, municipalities are required to seek public approval for liabilities extending past five years. Any borrowing by the city for a future PAC beyond that timeframe would also require public approval. That could happen again via referendum or through counter-petition. The ladder essentially means the city moves forward, but residents could create a counter-petition and, with 10 per cent support of the electorate within 30 days, could stop the city from lending the money. Such was the case when a parkade was rejected at Riverside Park in 2011. “It’s just the statue because it does put the city in a liability generally outside the term of a council,” City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said. “Any borrowing we do, any long-term borrowing we do, you’ll see a notice in the paper: ‘City intends to borrow $15 million for this, this, this.’ Typically, everything’s done through counter-petition. … Typically we don’t even get close.” If a counter-petition was successful,

Not yet in 2015, but now? The Performing Arts Centre Not Yet group led by former councillor Nelly Dever during the 2015 referendum appears to have no opposition to the new proposal — at least not yet. Refusing a phone interview, Dever provided the following email statement regarding the new PAC pitch: “As a taxpayer and business owner, I’m really interested in seeing the details and true costs roll out and made public,” she said. “If properly executed, there’s an extraordinary opportunity.” According to its elections filings, the group in 2015 raised about $10,000, which was mainly spent on printed mailouts. The group mailed brochures to most homes in Kamloops, arguing the city should come up with a cheaper design for the centre and look at other funding options. The previous plan was more than $20 million more than the current proposal. KTW reached out to those who contributed financially to the Performing Arts Centre Not Yet group. Kamloops lawyer Mary MacGregor was among top donors, contributing $1,500.

council could still call a referendum. Asked how the city could pay for a PAC, Humphrey said it is too early to say, due to the fact council is still determining the fate of the project. “If council decides they want that in their strategic plan, we will jump on it and go full on trying to make it work,” she said. Humphrey noted, however, the city’s debt will be reduced in the next four to six years, with $1 million to $2 million in

She said she would not contribute financially this time around. MacGregor told KTW she supported Nelly Dever in 2015 because Dever was her and her significant other’s personal trainer. She said Dever worked “relentlessly” on her partner’s health and wellbeing. Dever owns Nelly’s Executive Fitness in downtown Kamloops. “I was actually never against it,” MacGregor said. In fact, MacGregor said she thought the proposal should have been bigger and grander. She is in favour of the new proposal presented by Ron Fawcett on Tuesday and called it “well thought out.” She said she would even go so far as to donate to the cause. “I will be on the yes side,” MacGregor said. Other donors to the Performing Arts Centre Not Yet group included: Red Apple Holding Inc. ($2,500), Lynda Johnston ($1,500), Gjemes Management Inc. ($1,148.64), Canadian Tire owner Jack Jusola ($1,000) and Domtar ($500).

annual debt repayments ending, including for the Tournament Capital Centre. Hypothetically, the city could roll over those payments into the PAC. Trawin likened that scenario to paying off a vehicle before buying a boat. “Basically, it doesn’t cost me anything extra,” he said. Other options could include: raising taxes, leasing the building, provincial and federal grants, sponsorships or Pavilion Theatre reserves.

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With 2018 now behind us, so too, is the annual KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. Though money will likely continue to trickle in to the end of the month, the vast majority of the funds are in, marking the end of another very successful fundraiser. If you’ve been watching week by week, you’ve probably seen how the fund started with a trickle before morphing into an impressive flow of donations. In the last couple of weeks, it’s turned into quite the flood. Thanks to all of you, our total as of this writing is more than $61,000. That is money that will be going to some worthy groups in Kamloops, organizations we have learned about over the last few months by meeting with their organizers and volunteers. We have spoken with Dave Johnson at the Brain Injury Society about how that agency helps people who have suffered brain injuries, whether due to terrible car crashes or strokes. We’ve talked to Renee Stein from the Out Of The Cold shelter and learned just how rough it can be for the marginalized community during the winter months. We’ve met with three people involved with the Boys and Girls Club’s Falcon Program — Katherine Gulley of MCFD’s Child and Youth Mental Health, Kerry Woehle of Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops and Trish Smillie of School District 73 — and learned of the benefits the program has brought to local kids who have suffered trauma. We have visited with Boris Lesar and Jeff Arlitt from The Mustard Seed New Life Community and learned about impact their programs are having on

people in Kamloops. And we sat down with Jacquie Brand, Alix Dolson and Maureen Jones from the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter to talk about how vital the shelter’s work as a transition house is to those in need. In all of those meetings, we had the opportunity to learn about the fantastic work these non-profits are doing and see some of the very people that were being helped. It opened our eyes to corners of the Kamloops community that are not often visible to most. Part of the reason these groups are able to exist and do the work they do is because of the generosity of people like those who donated to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. These are people who donated from their own pockets, who encouraged others to do so or who spoke with friends about the fund. Every little bit helped and it’s all those little bits together that got us to where we are. All of us here at Kamloops This Week — myself very much included — want to thank everyone who worked so hard to raise these funds that will do so much good locally. You’ve all done so much to make the 2018 season of giving one of the best on record.

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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Break and Enter into a Building on Mount Paul Way During the early morning of Dec. 28, two males were involved in a break-and-enter at a business on Mt. Paul Way. Once inside the building they located various items and made off with them. The two males caused some damage to the business as well. The first suspect

is described as a thin set male, early 20s, wearing a thin white hoodie under a light coloured winter jacket. The second suspect is

described as male with a larger build, early 20s, wearing a striped toque and a thin hoodie under a Crooks and Castles varsity-style jacket.

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B: 1999-03-04 | Age 19 Caucasian male 188 cm (6’02”) 91 kg (201 lbs) Blonde Hair | Brown Eyes Wanted For: Breach of Probation

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MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Representatives of the five KTW Christmas Cheer Fund charities (from left): Boris Lesar and Margaret Downing of The Mustard Seed New Life Community, Traci Anderson of the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops, Kathy Moore of Out of the Cold, Jacquie Brand of the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter and Dave Johnson of the Kamloops Brain Injury Association.

THANK YOU, DONORS, FOR AGAIN MAKING CHEER A SUCCESS The following donors helped raised more than $61,000 for five charities in Kamloops • St. John Vianney Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: $101 • In memory of Peter Botham: $100 • Valerie Brown: $100 • ND McGowan: $100 • KTW Social Fund: $321 • Kamloops This Week: $2,070 • Anonymous: $100 • Anna Evenrude: $50 • John and Val Kemp: $100 • Spencer and Janet Bryson: $200 • The Posse: $100 • Irene Anderson: $20 • Lynne Totten: $100 • Marg Clements: $100 • Anonymous: $500 • Darren, Sharlene and Kyle McIlwain: $158 • Tracey Mourre: $20 • Rick and Judy Collinge: $100 • Anonymous: $25 • Tom and Sharon Moore: $100 • Amy Regen: $100 • Wally and Wendy Reddeman: $75 • Jerry and Wendy Patrick: $100 • Rick Bennett: $50 • Teresa and Colman Byrne: $200 • Anonymous: $100

• Evelyn Meyer: $60 • Buzz and Jane Osterloh: $100 • Anonymous: $200 • Anonymous: $320 • Margaret Sandulak: $100 • Shirley Brown: $100 • Wendy and Kim, in memory of Peter Basson and John Healy: $25 • Linda Jackson, in memory of George Wilmot: $100 • Anonymous: $500 • Jo-Mary and Bob Hunter: $200 • Sharon L., in memory of Sharon and David Frampton: $100 • In memory of James Maloney: $500 • Shirley Ross: $100 • Sue Turner: $200 • In memory of Julianne Lion: $100 • Lois McAlary: $100 • Donna Sharpe: $50 • Anonymous: $150 • Don and Marlene Pattern: $60 • Libby Denbigh, in memory of David and Rachel: $50 • Sharon Cooley, in memory of Ruth Cooley: $50 • Anonymous: $50 • Anonymous: $50 • Anonymous: $200

• Anonymous: $20 • Richard and Shirley Holmes: $100 • Anonymous: $50 • Marianne Forrest, in memory of Bob Madden: $30 • Don and Marlene Pattern: $60 • Anonymous: $50 • Erik Seifert: $100 • Tony and Kaz Dufficy: $50 • Anonymous: $100 • Ron and Susan Durant: $100 • Kenneth Sharman: $100 • Evan and Wendy Lichlyter: $100 • Ken and Gladys Klepachek: $100 • Sandra Blakely, in memory of Douglas Blakely: $100 • Kathy Sinclair: $50 • G. and A. Morrissette: $300 • Darko and Allison Filipic: $200 • Gary and Carol Bacon: $100 • Anonymous: $100 • Maureen Hove: $50 • Brenda Fennell: $200 • Anonymous: $300 • Dale and Noeline Kerr: $100 CONTINUED ON A16

On Dec. 25 a male obtained a stolen credit card, then tried to fraudulently use same credit card at a local gas station. The transaction was denied and suspect was unable to get the gas and took off. Suspect is described as a white male, wearing a blue ball cap and a dark hoodie, with facial hair and possible sideburns.

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Theft from Tournament Capital Centre Locker On Jan. 4 a person entered the Tournament Capital Centre locker room. Once it was clear of people the culprit cut some locks off the lockers and stole items. One item that was stolen was a backpack that contained a wallet. The male featured in the photo used the credit cards and bank card that was located in the stolen backpack.

B: 1976-11-22 | Age 42 Caucasian female 163 cm (5’04”) 91 kg (201 lbs) Brown Hair | Blue Eyes Wanted For: Fail to Comply with Release Conditions X 4

MARSHALL, Samantha Rebecca If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

This program is jointly sponsored by Kamloops Crime Stoppers & Kamloops This Week. People featured are wanted on arrest warrants not vacated as of 3 p.m. on January 9, 2019

B: 1989-03-16 | Age 29 Caucasian female 173 cm (5’08”) 118 kg (260 lbs) Brown Hair | Blue Eyes

Wanted For: Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Assault, Theft Under $5000, Fail to Comply with Release Conditions, Fail to Attend Court



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LOCAL NEWS The KTW Christmas Cheer Fund grows via donations large and small. Here are some donors we met during the 2018 campaign. Clockwise from far left: Denver McKinlay, pictured with dad, Matt, pounded a lot of pavement as he secured more than $2,000 in donations for the fund on behalf of the Western Karate Academy; Western Karate Academy owner and sensei Jim Doan brought in a cheque for $9,000, raised by his students during their annual kickathon. The karate kids have donated more than $100,000 to the fund in the past decade; Free Radicals Hockey Club member Kelly Shantz delivered the team’s annual good news — a donation in the amount of $7,840; Canadian Tire owner Jack Juusola came through with a donation of $1,000. KTW PHOTOS

Thank you, KTW Christmas Cheer Fund donors From A15

• Phil and Verne Churchill, on behalf of our family: $100 • Harriett Chave: $100 • In memory of Noel Kirby from family: $100 • Anne Wade: $50 • Anonymous: $200 • Anonymous: $30 • Beth and Chris Tanner, in memory of Eleanor and Bob Tanner: $100 • Anonymous: $20 • Wesley, Vanessa and Christina Mah: $100 • TRU Quilters: $200 • In memory of Joe Bedard: $100 • In memory of Teresa and Sam Bruno: $100 • Kamloops Seniors Village: $240 • Kathie and Jim Ayotte: $200 • Lovely Ladies of the Lake: $300 • Jack Morden: $100 • Maria and Robert McGowan: $25 • Don and Debby Erickson: $100 • Anonymous: $40 • Preceptor Delta Chapter

of Beta Sigma Phi: $90 • Spice of India Cuisine: $700 • Linda Inglis: $100 • Ken and Diana Hauser: $100 • Don Whyte and Gail Cameron: $100 • Case and Verita Van Diemen: $500 • The Roman Catholics at Sun Peaks: $500 • Anonymous: $500 • Anonymous: $25 • Rosemary Anderson: $50 • Bev Turner: $50 • Anonymous: $100 • Colleen Stainton, in memory of many wonderful friends: $200 • Tivola Howe: $100 • In memory of our parents, Tom and Gloria Stout and Muriel and Norman Cooper: $100 • Brian and Kathy Andriashyk: $35 • For family and friends: $700 • Anonymous: $25 • David and Helen Gulley: $100 • In memory of Sandy: $100

• Lorna McMillan and Robin Johnson: $50 • Dearborn Motors: $1000 • John and Eileen Jones: $100 • L&J Diamond Maintenance: $150 • Judy and Jerry Smandych: $100 • Shankaramma and Basavana Gowd: $300 • Paula Gardner, in memory of Brad Gardner: $100 • Naomi Geczi, in memory of my son David Geczi: $20 • Colleen and Judean Steffenson: $100 • Patricia Hanson: $25 • Anonymous: $100 • Kamloops Ladies Afternoon Curling Club: $166 • Wayne and Twink Murphy: $25 • In memory of Brett and Bob: $100 • M. Pilatzke, in memory of Jack Pilatzke: $50 • Allen Hyslop: $100 • In memory of Ken Littlejohns: $100 • Marie, Norio, Ed and Roy Sakaki, in memory of Vi and Frank Sakaki: $100

Identity of Driver or Witness Wanted MVA: November 13/14, 2018 Anyone involved in or witnessing a motor-vehicle accident between two vehicles in the late evening or early morning on the above date(s) at the intersection of Tunqwa Lake Road and Highway 97C, also known as Meadow Creek Road, at or near the District of Logan Lake, where a vehicle was making a right hand turn onto Highway 97C and a vehicle collided with that vehicle and the driver of the other car fled the scene of the accident. Anyone who may have witnessed this accident, or if you are or know the driver of the vehicle that struck the other vehicle, please contact Scott Clarke at Morelli Chertkow LLP at (250) 374-3344 or by email at – Attention: Scott Clarke.

• In memory of Ken and Lois Devick: $75 • In memory of Al Johnson: $50 • In memory of George McIntosh: $100 • Robert McDiarmid: $100 • Gary and Susan McIntyre: $50 • John Metcalfe: $250 • In memory of Peter Howard: $100 • Anonymous: $100 • Jerry Neigel: $200 • Anonymous: $100 • Anonymous: $150 • Anonymous: $200 • Metro Kam Tech: $250 • Judith Fowles: $100 • Noreen Rozek, in memory of Pat Rozek: $100 • In memory of Mike and Quay Jules: $150 • Gwen Mackinder, in memory of my mom and dad: $100 • Anonymous: $500 • Anonymous: $100 • Ed and Dianne Barker: $300 • Smith Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. - staff and management: $500 • Marilyn and Bill Martin, in memory of JJ Rio: $100 • Western Karate Academy: $9,600 • Dean and Debbie Nicholson: $200 • Tanya Giles: $20 • Surander Singh: $50 • Anonymous: $300 • Olivia Hustins: $10 • Marilyn Giesbrecht: $50 • Jacques Lam and Myrah Parab: $50 • Morgan McCaskill and Ryley Harrison: $20 • Shanna Findlay: $50 • Kim and Rob Cecile: $50 • Liana Shaw: $50 • Kathleen and

Cary Moffat: $50 • Lisa and Shaun Johnson: $25 • Sharon Lestage: $50 • Kelsey and Bryan Boudreau: $50 • Leah Briault: $50 • Linda and Rick Cameron: $80 • Teri and Randy Young: $200 • Christina Groves: $200 • Chris and Michelle Nagle: $100 • Nathaniel and Chantelle Jackson: $100 • Daniel and Mary Dollaire: $200 • Sid Barrie: $100 • Canadian Tire Kamloops: $1,000 • Gordon Harris and Gwen Watson: $300 • St. John Vianney Friday Bridge Group: $119.35 • In memory of Fred and Sandra: $50 • Kelly and Shirley Rowland: $200 • Mary-Jean Cameron and Kameron Elliot: $150 • Susan Peachey: $30 • On behalf of the TRU Print Services staff: $85 • Hudson’s Bay Social Club: $670 • Golds’ Golden Gals: $666 • Audrey and Ken Harton: $75 • Donald Wilson: $400 • Fiona Clare: $100 • Geoff and Judy Gibbard: $50 • Anonymous: $50 • Phyllis Ring: $100 • Anonymous: $200 • Rick Maureen Nakashimada: $100 • Joan Lyons: $150 • Valerie Owen: $500 • Anonymous: $100 • Kathy Costerton: $150

• Marie Kabus: $100 • Helen Ferguson, in memory of Andrew Liddy: $20 • Helen Ferguson, in memory of Pat Liddy: $20 • Colin and Katy James: $100 • Findlay Quinn: $500 • Anonymous: $1,000 • Rachel Long: $100 • International Business Systems Christmas party: $1,857.45 • Free Radicals Hockey Club: $7,840 • Barry Manderson and Kathy Bassett: $100 • Patricia and Calvin Moulton: $100 • BC Hydro employees (Kamloops): $467 • Morelli Chertkow LLP: $325 • Nancy Stewart: $100 • Amy Elliot: $200 • Evelyn Vipond-Schmidt, in memory of Wilf Schmidt: $200 • Anonymous: $250 • Sandra Lloyd: $500 • Alexis and Cathy’s Christmas party: $480 • Carol Gourley: $100 • Anonymous: $135 • Andy and Lorraine Davidowski, in memory of Loraine Hall: $50 • Anonymous: $100 • Kamloops This Week Social Club: $372 • Nadia Olafson: $200 • Anonymous: $40 • Moon Wok Chinese restaurant: $2000 The following businesses donated a portion of their advertising costs to the Cheer fund: • BA Dawson Blacktop • Brazilian Dog Guru

• Casadio & Son Ready Mix #370 • City Furniture • Convoy Supply Ltd. • Emsland Insurance • Excel Industries • First Place Detail • General Grants Garden Centre • Glover’s Medicine Centre • Greentree Electric Ltd. • Highland Valley Copper • Johnson Walsh Plumbing • Juniper Realty • K-9 Designz • Kamloops Airport Ltd. • Kamloops-North Thompson Constituency Office • Kamloops Dentistry • Kamloops-South Thompson Constituency Office • Kamloops Truss Ltd. • Maritime Travel • McElhanney Consulting Services • Dr. Rakesh Mehta • New Gold Inc. • Northills Shopping Centre • Nu Leaf Product Market • Park Place Seniors Living • Plainsman Group of Companies • Rainbow Restoration • Riverside Dental Clinic • Sunny Shores Dental • Tanja’s Pet Grooming • True Consulting • Underhill & Underhill • Visual Signs • City of Kamloops • Wilson M. Beck Investors • Mr. T. Contracting • United Rentals

TOTAL TO DATE: $61,048.65

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Kira Isabella finds a certain sisterhood in Canadian country Singer will be at CJ’s with Aaron Pritchett Wednesday and Thursday SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


or Kira Isabella, country music was somewhat of an import. Her dad, who was for a time stationed in Cold Lake, Alta., brought it back with him and played it when Isabella was growing up in Ottawa. She was first interested in music at age seven and later found inspiration in country artists like Shania Twain. Of course, there were others, too. Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Terri Clark are among those she calls inspirations in her taking up the craft. “When I started singing, I just really fell in love with the women of country music,” she told KTW. Since then, Isabella has grown up as a pop and country singer and into somewhat of a Canadian country marvel. She was just 19 when she was named a rising star by the Canadian Country Music Awards. That award was just the first of many awards and nominations to follow, including being named

CCMA female artist of the year in 2014, with further nominations for that award in 2015 and 2016. Her second album, Caffeine and Big Dreams, was nominated for a Juno Award for country album of the year in 2015. She was also among a trio of young Canadian country musicians to pay tribute to Twain at the 2018 CCMAs, performing alongside Jess Moskaluke and Madeline Merlo, with whom she said she feels sisterhood. “In the past few years the females have really, really come together,” she said, adding that there’s room for everyone on the Canadian country airwaves — not just men. Now, Isabella is halfway through the release of two EPs. The first, Side A, came in early December and has tracks she will soon perform on stage in Kamloops as part of her shows with Aaron Pritchett at Cactus Jack’s Nightclub on Wednesday and Thursday. Isabella and Pritchett have played together before, but they will soon get to know each other a lot better, travelling and living on


Kira Isabella’s latest single, Danger Danger, was released in November 2018. It’s aptly named, considering the dangers of laying on the railroad tracks. Where’s the high-visibility safety vest, Kira?

the same bus for the duration of Pritchett’s Out on the Town tour, which spans the country and ends in late February. The two will also get to know each other on stage, with a duet planned — and a little more. “One of his songs and one of mine, and mine is actually going to be a new one,” Isabella said. While Isabella only wrote one track on her upcoming second EP, expected some time in 2019 and called Side B, she said she’s still got a lot of creative control over her music.



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“It’s just about taking other people’s opinions and understanding how they’re trying to help. I’m always open to that, but at the end of the day the final decision is mine,” she said. Isabella started out writing poetry, and has written many of her own songs, but she said she’s always identified more as a singer. “That’s kind of how I grew up, but I always have written and collaborated with other people and written music,” she said. And the rest? She still feels



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they’re her own songs. “Quarterback is probably one song that I didn’t write that I just connected with so much. And when I connect with something I really feel I can emote it. “Country music is all about storytelling. If I feel like I’m telling a story in my way with my own voice, I’m happy about it,” she said. Tickets are limited, but still available for $30 for both the Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 shows at Cactus Jack’s, 130 Fifth Ave. at 7 p.m. Find them online at


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COMING UP: GALLERY OPENING | Until Feb. 16, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

Printmaker and acrylics artist Kelly Tilly Perry will present her work in Beyond the Forest Floor and Almost Black and White in the hall and main galleries of the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. Perry worked at the Kamloops Art Gallery for eight years as a community programs coordinator and community outreach worker teaching art to adults and seniors with disabilities. An opening reception is planned for Friday, Jan. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the gallery.





HOUSE CONCERT Saturday, 7 p.m., RareBirds Housing Co-operative, 772 West Battle St.

Ari Neufeld will play a house concert at the RareBirds Housing Co-operative one night only. Only 40 tickets are available, making this an intimate show by the multi-faceted singersongwriter from Penticton. Tickets to the show are $20 available online at For more information, contact Dan from RareBirds at 250-320-7479.





ELECTRONIC SHOW Saturday, 8 p.m., On The Rocks Pub and Grill, 1265 Rogers Way


A trio of visiting electronic artists will play Saturday night at On The Rocks. Artists include Mat the Alien from Whistler, Metafloor from Calgary and Leo Zen from Salmon Arm. They’ll be joined by local artists Kona, Crisco and A.Dubson. Earlybird tickets are sold out and limited pre-show tickets are available at the venue for $20. The price for tickets at the door has yet to be announced.





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Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will present Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Phillip Glass’ American Four Seasons. The two concertos were created nearly 300 years apart and Glass’ work is meant to present the audience with musical comparisons in style and structure to show how classical music has changed or stayed the same across three centuries. Tickets are $42, $10 for youth age 19 and under, $39 for seniors and $15 for KSOundcheck members. They can be purchased from the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or go online to

R/C RACING Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Thompson Valley R/C Race Club, Valleyview Arena, 353 Highland Dr.

The Thompson Valley R/C Race Club will be hosting a demo session open to the public between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Their track will be set up for offroad racing.

CLASSIC ROCK COVERS Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Classic rock cover band Frapp City will play an age-21-plus show at the Grotto this weekend. Cover charge is $5.

BARSIDE ACOUSTIC Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge, 405 Victoria St.

Local artists Kevin Roy and Bryce Tinley will perform a mix of covers and original songs Saturday at Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel. Kamloops residents may know Roy as the Karaoke Cop, a name he gained after performing karaoke at the Central Station Pub while in uniform. The two will also take audience requests.

MARGIT SKY PROJECT Saturday, 8 p.m., Tumbleweeds Pub, 5220 Bogetti Pl.

Margit Sky Project will perform at Tumbleweeds Pub. The duo plays rock, folk, oldies, celtic and some country and says its repertoire has something everyone can enjoy.

KARAOKE AT SUNMEI Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunmei Fusion Cuisine and Bubble Tea, 413 Tranquille Rd.

Want to test your singing skills? Sunmei will give you a chance to get on the mic with free karaoke events every Friday.


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om 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 topselling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamondcertified 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 6 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. 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 on Friday, Jan. 11 at Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St. They can also be purchased by calling 250-3745483 or going online to tickets. 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.

Tom Cochrane will play Sagebrush Theatre on March 18. Tickets go on sale Friday at the Kamloops Live box office.

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Cathie Peters, president of the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, is organizing the coming art fair. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

Art fair a chance to buy and sell An art fair is on the way to Kamloops, with formerly owned paintings, prints, photos and drawings up for sale as part of a fundraiser for the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Art on the Move will take over the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St., from Feb. 28 to March 3. The art fair is an opportunity for buyers and sellers alike, with sellers keeping 60 per cent of what their piece sells for, less a fee.

Interested sellers can drop off their items for sale between Feb. 24 and Feb. 26. Detailed information and entry forms can be found online at Buyers will have more than 300 pieces to choose from, if organizers can meet their goal. And while prices for artwork will vary, the idea behind the sale is to make art affordable. Art on the Move will be on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except the final day, when art will

be marked down in price and the doors will close at 4 p.m. Organizers plan on refreshing art for sale each day, replacing sold items with new ones up for grabs. Proceeds will go toward the Thompson Nicola Shuswap chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The chapter formed in 2004 and exists to provide opportunities for artistic growth, development and accreditation for local artists.



The Snowed in Comedy Tour is coming to Kamloops, and although the early show has sold out, there’s still tickets for the late show. Comedians Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, Peter Zedlacher and Arj Barker will hit the stage at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, for a show on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. Quinn started comedy in 1993 in Edmonton and six years later was invited to the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, where he won the Canadian Comedy Competition. In 2009, Quinn founded the Snowed in Comedy Tour, which started out at nine shows and has now grown to more than 30 across the country. Myrehaug started his comedy career in Alberta and now tours internationally and is a regular on CBC show The Debaters. His accolades include a second-place finish in the Seattle Comedy Competition in 2006 and winning the Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off in 2007. Zedlacher is a 20-year veteran of the Canadian comedy scene

from Northern Ontario. The nowCalgary-based comedian has a Canadian Comedy Award, four Canadian Comedy Award nominations and two Gemini Award nominations. He also won SiriusXM’s Next Top Comic competition in 2013. Barker is best known for playing the character Dave on the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, which ran for two seasons beginning in 2007. He’s also had three Comedy Central specials and multiple late night TV appearances. Tickets are $45 and available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or online at



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Review: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe JASON WIGGINS


There are many different flavours of science fiction out there to enjoy — if you have the taste for such a thing. They can be loosely categorized into two groups, or of combinations of those two. The first group is that kind of science fiction which endeavours to seek after a deeper philosophical or scientific understanding, to ferret out profound truths about humanity and about the nature of the universe. The second group uses the open-ended framework of science fiction much more loosely, to tell fantastical action- adventure stories. A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe falls almost squarely into the latter group, a modern space opera par excellence. The first of an ongoing series entitled The Salvagers, the story is nevertheless self-contained. It introduces us to the crew of the Capricious, a loveable a group of rogues that may remind readers of Firefly or Cowboy Bebop. The bee in their bonnet, at least to start, is a lady named Boots who has sent them on a wild goose chase across the galaxy with one of her many bogus “treasure” maps. This stings doubly, as she was once a wartime pilot for the captain of the Capricious, and because her bogus map has soaked the crew for the bulk of their yearly operating costs. As for Boots, she has fallen on hard times. Once she was a hotshot fighter jock, counted among the best her planet

produced. When a cataclysmic event wiped out the planet, however, she suffered from severe survivor’s guilt. In an attempt to reinvent herself in peacetime and acting upon some insider information, she launches a syndicated treasure-hunting show. Her initial success only makes the subsequent fall that much more pronounced. She now ekes out a meager existence pandering conspiracy stories about lost treasures to the credulous and the trusting. Sometimes conspiracy stories have some truth to them, however, and one of them comes back to bite her in the posterior. Also caught up in this conspiratorial web is the professional race-car driver Nilah. While racing all-out to capture the overall points lead, she becomes a witness to the magical assassination of one of her fellow drivers by forces beyond her ken. Nearly the assassin’s next victim, she barely escapes the racetrack’s perilous confines. Losing consciousness in escaping, she comes to as a fugitive with frozen assets. Her accounts, all but one, have been blocked from her and she is now wanted for the murder that she witnessed. Worse yet, none of her friends, family, or sponsors step forward to defend her when the fecal matter hits the fan. Cut off from her support network, she now questions who she can trust. The tendrils of this conspiracy have a long reach and seemingly extend to the highest levels. Big and brawny, but not always brainy, A Big Ship was still a fun read. Boasting breakneck action amongst the panoply of a massive and magnificently constructed universe, this series has the

potential to be as good as The Expanse series. If you enjoy chases and explosions,

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Ont., said he first realized something was amiss when his postChristmas restock order didn't show up last week. “I'm already finding it a little bit difficult to get some regularly stocked items,” Munn said. He suggests customers keep a close eye on vinyl prices in the coming weeks, as the lack of supply drive them higher at some stores. The resurgence of vinyl has seen its share of casualties in recent years, despite the steady upswing in sales. Two years ago Calgary-based player Canada Boy Vinyl, one of the country's only pressing plants, closed down little more than year after it opened. Despite the industry hurdles, vinyl sales rose over 21 per cent last year according to Nielsen Music Canada, selling more than 975,000 units.

Lady Gaga sorry for work with R. Kelly CANADIAN PRESS

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” she said. Posting on social media on Wednesday, Gaga wrote that she had collaborated with Kelly on Do What U Want (With My Body) during a “dark time” in her life as a victim of sexual assault. She said she should have sought therapy or other help instead. “I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time. If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self I’d tell her to go through the therapy I have since then so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in,” she wrote. “I can’t

go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men, and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault.” Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly series, which aired this month, has brought renewed attention to the singer’s history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls. Kelly has denied wrongdoing and in 2008 was acquitted on child pornography charges. Gaga’s collaboration with Kelly had been intensely criticized when it was released, in part because of the allegations against him and because of the sexually charged performances they did on Saturday Night Live and the American Music Awards in 2013. The video was directed by Terry Richardson, who also had been accused of sexual misconduct; it was never officially released, but depicts Kelly as a doctor ogling a naked Gaga, the patient.


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Joni Mitchell tribute to hit theatres Netflix interested in creating a

Toronto production hub: mayor


TORONTO — A star-studded tribute to Joni Mitchell is hitting theatres next month for one date only. The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration features famous fans and friends including Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor and Rufus Wainwright. The concert was captured over two nights at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in November 2018 to mark Mitchell’s 75th birthday. The film includes performances along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, who performed many of Mitchell’s hits including A Case of You, Both Sides, Now, Down To You and For The Roses. Cineplex says the two-hour film



will screen in 22 theatres across the country on Feb. 7. The film is also set to take over theatres in the United States on the same day.

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TORONTO — It seems Netflix is considering creating a production hub in Toronto. Asked whether the video streaming giant is interested in setting up shop in the city, Mayor John Tory suggested to Canadian Press it's a strong possibility. “I have a very high level of confidence, without betraying confidences that aren't yet concrete, that they're going to,” Tory said in an interview at Tuesday's Toronto Film Critics Association Awards gala. “They've been in active discussions with our industry, with me, about wanting to create one of their hubs here.” The Los Gatos, Calif., company has production facilities in Los Angeles and recently announced new production hubs for Madrid and Albuquerque, N.M. Tory said he met with Netflix representatives in Los Angeles last March as part of his annual trip to the city to speak with film and TV studios about their working relationship with Toronto. He hopes to speak with Netflix again early this year and

also meet with company representatives when he returns to L.A. in February or March. “We've talked to them from here a number of times and they certainly know how much we would like to have them here,” Tory said. “And they certainly have a strong interest in being here, so fingers crossed.” Asked if he had any idea of when a production hub might be announced for the city, Tory said with a smile, “No. If I knew I wouldn't tell you.” Netflix had no comment Wednesday on what Tory said. In September 2017, the company pledged to spend $500 million over five years to fund Canadian productions, a number it recently said it will exceed. Netflix has already shot film and TV productions in Toronto as well as other Canadian cities, including Vancouver. Because it's a foreign digital company, it isn't required to collect or remit federal or provincial sales tax. So far Netflix also hasn't fallen under federal regulations that require the country's broadcasting companies to pay into the Canada Media Fund for the cre-

ation of homegrown programming. The impact of a Netflix production hub in Toronto “would be big,” Tory said, noting the city would need to ensure it has enough talent for the large amount of projects the streaming service would likely create. He said the city is working with local industry unions to increase the number of qualified cast and crew that could staff future productions. It's also working on the amount of studio space available. Such are the priorities Netflix and other film and TV studios have expressed to Tory when it comes to bringing productions to Toronto, he said. “Their message to us has been very consistent in the four years I've been there: Don't mess with the money, meaning the tax credits; build more studio space; get us an even deeper pool of talent by working to have more people available behind and in front of the camera; and give us good customer service,” Tory said. “So we just keep following their instructions and I go back each year and say, 'How are we doing?’”

Jackson accuser doc hits Sundance

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We started it — you continue it. If you are in school, between kindergarten and Grade 7, here is your chance to add to our story. Read the opening paragraph and send in the next part to the story. This page will run every second and fourth Friday of the month. Limit your submission to 150 words. Perhaps your tale will be added! Email to Bobby always wanted to go to space. Chris Hadfield was his hero and Bobby, now in Grade 4, could not wait until he was old enough to become an astronaut. One day in class, while staring out the window at Mount Paul, Bobby saw something that made his heart leap. “Maybe,” he thought to himself, “I won’t have to wait until I am older to visit space!”


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Udaipur: ‘the most romantic spot in India’ MARGARET DEEFHOLTS



s I stand in front of a mirror that reflects the scene of a lake and palace, which lies beyond the room’s window, the nursery rhyme runs through my mind, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ... ” The present blurs and the image of Padmini, the fairest and most beautiful queen and wife of Rajput ruler Raja Ratan Singh of Mewar, appears briefly as a reflection in the mirror. In my place, stands a burly king who draws in his breath with amazement and desire. These are ghosts of the past, of course, conjured up by my imagination. And easily so, for I’m in one of Rajasthan’s most iconic forts — Chittorgarh, whose crenellated battlements are the setting for the legend of Padmini and the Tuglak king of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji. It is a tale of lust, courage and tragedy. Among the many versions of the story, Khilji, obsessed by desire for Padmini, lays seige to the fortress. Surrender is out of the question for a proud Rajput ruler and Raja Ratan Singh, knowing full well that they face certain death, rides out to battle Khilji’s army. Inside the fortress, rather than submit to Khilji, Padmani and the ladies of the court commit ritual jauhar — immolation by fire. Khilji’s victory is hollow: Chittorgarh fort lies deserted and the Rajput credo, “Death before Dishonour” is vindicated. The Sisodia Rajput rulers of Mewar claim their legendary origins from the Sun god and their larger than life hero,

ABOVE: Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial freshwater lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. RIGHT: The opulent Jag Mandir Palace was built in 1746 and has entertained guests such as, Queen Elizabeth and Jacquie Kennedy. MARGARET DEEFHOLTS PHOTOS

Maharana Partap Singh’s exploits bear comparison with those of King Arthur of Camelot. Chittorgarh eventually fell to the great Moghuls and in the mid-1500s, the Sisodias moved to Udaipur where the clan’s descendents still live today. Of the many spectacular Rajasthani cities, Udaipur is one of the loveliest, mainly due to the man-made Pichola Lake in the city’s centre. Two island palaces float on its surface — the white marble Lake Palace, which appears like an enchanting mirage on

the Lake, and the Jag Mandir Palace, with its Arabian Nights cupolas and minarets silhouetted against the Aravalli Hills. The opulent Lake Palace was built in 1746 and its guests have included Queen Elizabeth and Jacquie Kennedy; the James Bond thriller, Octopussy was filmed here, as were parts of the TV series, Jewel in the Crown. Not being of VIP stature myself, I settle for visiting the nearby Jag Mandir Palace instead. Sitting under the cupolas of its marble terrace, I sip a mango lassi and gaze across the deep

blue waters of the lake — and try to visualize a tale that once played out right here. Picture, if you will, a drunken Maharana Jawan Singh offering half his kingdom to a famous natani (dancer), if she would dance on a tightrope strung from the west bank of the adjoining village to the City Palace on the east bank. As she commenced her dance, horrified courtiers begged the Maharana to withdraw his offer. But sober now, yet compelled to keep his word, Jawan Singh decided on another solution.

He ordered the rope be cut. As she plunged to her death the dancer cursed the Maharana’s family, shrieking that they would have no male heirs for seven generations. Apparently, the curse held true, as six of seven succeeding rulers had to adopt sons to continue the Sisodia lineage. Powerful stuff, those curses. Udaipur’s City Palace sprawls across a high ridge overlooking Lake Pichola and houses some of Rajasthan’s most spectacular and priceless art objects. At the Palace’s entrance, eight marble Torana archways mark the spot where the ruler would be weighed against gold and silver coins, which were then distributed to the poor on special occasions. As I stroll through the palace, pausing before Rajput paintings and treasures, my guide regales me with tales of romantic dalliances, valorous deeds, clan wars and even a gallant steed named Chetak. Among the palace’s most valuable objects is a solid gold bejeweled visage of a Rajput warrior, set within the rays of the sun — a symbol of the clan’s mythological origins. Among the quirkiest, a blue leather toilet seat imported from London. The piece de resistance, however, is the Mor Chowk Gallery with its series of exquisite and intricate glass mosaic peacocks, representing the seasons. As I leave the City Palace, the setting sun turns the waters of Lake Pichola into flame. The Lake Palace is a-twinkle with lights and the distant shoreline is smudged with smoke rising wraithlike from cooking fires in villages tucked into the Aravalli hills. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate. For more, go online to

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Pottles find home in Wolves’ den TRU WOLFPACK





he Pottles’ story is a Thompson Rivers University marketer’s dream — big-city Ontario family finds bliss in

Kamloops. Avery Pottle and Sarah Dobinson became close friends while playing for the Durham Rebels, a club volleyball team in Whitby, Ont. WolfPack women’s volleyball head coach Chad Grimm recruited Dobinson in 2015 and she helped convince her friend, Avery, to move to the River City in time for the 2016-2017 campaign. The movie scenario — best friends forever come of age as sorority sisters before taking the world by storm — did not come to fruition, as Dobinson left the WolfPack prior to the 2017-2018 season. Avery stayed, smitten with teammates and the city, and was soon joined by familiar company. Pottle’s father, Steve, was happy living in Uxbridge with wife, Michelle, and working in risk management for Toronto’s York University, with which he had been employed for more than 15 years. The Pottles emailed TRU Sports Information Officer Larry Read one evening to thank him for putting on a WolfPack webcast. Read passed on the message to Matt Milovick, vice-president of administration and finance for TRU. “Matt saw the surname, Pottle, and thought, I know a Pottle,” Steve said. “He reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, just throwing it out there — have you thought about coming out here and working as our risk manager?” Milovick, who worked at York for about 10 years, became acquainted with Steve during their overlapping time at Canada’s third-largest university. “I didn’t know TRU existed



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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Avery Pottle times her leap to reach a set from Abby Spratt in Canada West women’s volleyball action in November at the TCC.

before Avery was recruited,” Steve said. “The concept of a change wasn’t even in my head, but then we started to think about it.” Steve pondered a new profes-

sional challenge, began picturing mountain views from a growing campus and envisioned cutting his daily commute time to 20 minutes from about three hours. He agreed to visit Kamloops

for an interview, but decided to hide from his daughter the real reason for his trip. “He’s like, ‘I’m doing a conference or a presentation,’ but he was actually doing a job inter-

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view,” Avery said. “Then he was like, ‘I’m moving here in the summer.’ “I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh.’” Milovick, who left York in 2005, hired Steve in April to be TRU’s director of risk management. “Here we are, 20 years later, and he has, in my mind, established himself at the forefront of risk management for postsecondaries,” Milovick said. “He’s a hell of a catch.” Milovick’s catch smelled fishy to Avery. She was enjoying freedom and life on her own about 4,000 kilometres away from mom and dad. Conversations went something like this: “I’m not going to take over your space,” Steve said. “Your brother [Ryan] goes to York. I work at York. I never see him. “She said, ‘Yeah, but it’s a bigger school.’ “I said, ‘Avery, I will not be hiding behind bushes and watching you.’” Steve has kept his word. There are no bush-spying incidents to report. It turns out Avery was gifted the best of both worlds. “I still live with my old roommates, but now there is help with laundry, support, food … it’s awesome,” Avery said with a laugh. Michelle joined her husband in Kamloops last summer after tying up loose ends in Ontario and works in the ThompsonNicola Regional District library system.



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Avery, like her father, knew of neither TRU nor the Tournament Capital before moving here, but has grown to love the city and her WolfPack teammates. The Uxbridge secondary graduate is also enjoying a breakout season, playing fulltime at middle after spending much of her first two campaigns positionally nomadic. “To have that confidence from my coach makes a big difference,” Avery said. Three of the WolfPack’s top offensive contributors from 2017-2018 did not return to the fold this season, leaving a void that has been filled by previously-less-relied-on players such as Avery. “At times, when that kind of opportunity presents itself, it can go both ways,” Grimm said. “It can maybe be too much and they don’t succeed. But this group has been good as far as running with it and doing the best they can.” Avery stands six feet and is often pitted against taller foils.

STEVE POTTLE “I think the middle position, generally, is going a little bit more undersized in the men’s and women’s games, just because the offences are so fast,” Grimm said. “It’s more important to be quick than big now. Of course, if you’re quick and big, it’s an advantage.” With 92 points in 14 matches, Avery sits third in WolfPack scoring, trailing only big-gun outside hitters Olga Savenchuk (223.5 points) and Kendra Finch (163 points). Avery had 81.5 points in 20 matches last season.

“If we’d had all the key pieces [from last season], I think we would have had a pretty superstar team,” said Avery, whose WolfPack (6-8) are tied for sixth in Canada West standings. “I think that we’ve done a lot better — not that we expected ourselves to do poorly — but we have a really strong dynamic within the group this year, more so than other years. Nobody wants to be the star.” Steve’s work at TRU is challenging. “My role at York was primary insurance,” he said. “Here, I have health and safety, security, risk, insurance … it’s a much broader enterprise, which is kind of cool, stuff I would never have gotten at York. It’s just too big of a school.” So far, he’s avoided stepping on Avery’s toes, thus avoiding jeopardizing his own health and safety. “I still get the odd call — ‘Hey, can I come by and do laundry?’ Steve said. “This place is awesome. Kamloops has been great.”

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Two of the nation’s top-ranked teams will clash in men’s Canada West volleyball action following the conclusion of the women’s matches at the TCC on Friday and Saturday, with first serve slated for 6:45 p.m. both nights. Mount Royal (9-3) is ranked fifth among U Sports men’s volleyball teams, while TRU (7-3) is ranked ninth. WolfPack setter Anton Napolitano is pictured. The women get underway at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. TRU is 6-8, while Mount Royal is 7-7.

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Hillside Stadium dome a ‘missing piece’ in Kamloops MARTY HASTINGS


Very little appears to be happening on the Hillside Stadium dome front. KTW learned in October a City of Kamloops staff member completed a facility-related study, which included proposed plans for the dome, but it has not yet been brought to council. Matt Milovick, TRU’s vice-president of administration and finance, has had discussions with the city. “There is nothing concrete about how this thing might move forward, with us as partners or otherwise,” Milovick said. “It’s a lot of sort of blue-sky thinking. “We will likely be putting together an internal capital proposal around recreational facilities, probably some time in the next 18 months. Whether that includes a dome or not remains to be seen.” The city’s study is expected to include plans for a dome that looks something like the one at the University of Alberta, only bigger, with cost in the range of $6.5 million and $8 million, although those are rough estimates. “My understanding was it takes in [covers] both the field and the track and attaches to the TCC,” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said. “There is a whole ton of logistics about that, in terms of how it connects to the building, where you store it and how you put it up and down. “I haven’t had an update from facilities people.” Council chambers were full on Tuesday afternoon when Kamloops businessman Ron Fawcett pitched a $70-million, 103,000-square-foot performing-arts centre. Does the proposed arts centre have potential to affect how taxpayers feel about

paying for a dome? “I can certainly understand how the taxpayer might think that,” Milovick said. “I guess it depends on what the city is thinking with respect to how it’s funded, who pays for it, the operating model.” Added Christian: “Ranking arts projects versus sports, I’m not going to go there. “We’ve got a tremendous investment in sports and recreation. We do not have a similar amount of investment in the arts area.” Milovick said the dome would have major benefits to the WolfPack and to the Kamloops sports community. “We could do all kinds of things,” he said. “We’re limited in the winter. We’ve got the gym and that’s it. It’s a challenge.” The TRU gym is not getting any younger. “We introduced a concept with our capital planning group on campus to revitalize our old gym,” Milovick told KTW last January. “It’s circa 1980s and starting to show its age. That takes an investment of funds, which we don’t necessarily have right now.” Plans for gym renovations may be affected by what happens on the dome front. “If we have the dome, what would that mean?” Milovick said. “If we don’t have the dome, what would that mean? “Since the TRU gym was built, the university hasn’t added any of its own recreation facilities. We haven’t really moved forward on anything. We’re still continuing to talk about it.” TRU paid for half of an engineering study that determined it is feasible to build the dome at Hillside. “That, so far, has been our total contribution,” Milovick said. “There is still a lot of questions that we have and I expect that I’ll be having discussions with the city in the next

month or two.” Christian said Kamloops sports teams and players are often at a disadvantage when playing Lower Mainland teams that can practise yearround. The mayor noted Tournament Capital athletes are, in some cases, missing out on scholarships because

by the time they reach the under-17 level, they have fallen behind many on the Coast, partly due to a lack of space to train during winter. “It’s a missing piece in our inventory,” Christian said of a dome. “This would just be another amenity that most northern climates have.”

TRU SPORTS INFORMATION PHOTO TRU’s vice-president of administration and finance Matt Milovick (right) is a proponent of building a dome that would cover Hillside Stadium during winter months.

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SPORTS Rust never sleeps? Teams coming off NFL byes not worried


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NFL teams buck for a playoff bye all season. Then people wonder if those four lucky clubs are going to be rusty when they return in the divisional round. The football world will find out this weekend when the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams get into postseason action. That January week off is coveted for a variety of reasons. Playing one less game decreases the chances of getting knocked out of the Super Bowl chase. Healing injuries is a critical piece of the puzzle. Extra time to strategize, particularly against an unfamiliar opponent, is a bonus. And yet, there’s always the question of getting stale. “I think, really, you could look at it where if you want to maintain your rhythm and your routine and being able to play — it’s been a couple weeks off — but I think the players would say that the rest is definitely the best way to go,’’ Rams coach Sean McVay said. “Getting as healthy as possible for us where we’re about as healthy as you could ask to be going into the divisional round. So, I know we’ve certainly looked at it as a positive. It’s been a good chance for guys to kind of get refreshed, rejuvenated. There’s a good buzz in the building this week building into Saturday night.’’

That would be when the Rams (13-3) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6), who eliminated Seattle in the wild-card round. The other matchups are AFC top seed Kansas City (12-4) hosting Indianapolis (11-6 after beating Houston) to open things. On Sunday, it’s New England (11-5) at home for the Los Angeles Chargers (13-4 after winning at Baltimore), and NFC top seed New Orleans (13-3) home for defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia (10-7 after a victory at Chicago). So what if Neil Young was correct that rust never sleeps? Are the Chiefs, Patriots or Saints in need of some WD-40? New England safety Patrick Chung notes the bye was “a good time to rest up, hang out with my family, chill out, get my mind off football. We’re locked in now.’’ Teammate Phillip Dorsett senses the opposite of rustiness: “Having a week off from football, it’s tough, but a lot of guys wanted to go back out there, it’s a big game coming up ... definitely excited to go out there and start playing.’’

Vibe to host TNT at Sandman Centre The Kamloops Vibe will play host to a pair of South Coast Women’s Hockey League games this weekend. Kamloops, which sits atop league standings with 13 wins, two losses and one tie, will square off against the South Fraser TNT (6-5-3). Game times are 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday at Sandman Centre. The Fraser Valley Jets (10-4-1) are second in league standings, six points behind the Vibe.


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KTW FILE PHOTO The Kamloops Blazers traded Carson Denomie to the Moose Jaw Warriors on what turned out to be a quiet WHL trade deadline day across the league.

Blazers ship Denomie to Warriors MARTY HASTINGS


The Kamloops Blazers made one move at the WHL trade deadline on Thursday. Carson Denomie, an 18-year-old forward from Regina, was traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. Denomie, picked by the Blazers in the fifth round of the 2015 bantam draft, had 23 points, including seven goals, in 102 games for Kamloops. This year’s deadline was extremely quiet relative to last year’s trade frenzy. WHL clubs are prohibited from trading signed 15- and 16-year-old players

and can only deal 17-year-olds if the player requests the trade, rules that came into effect this season. “Last year, we saw how many of those young players were moved,” Blazers’ general manager Matt Bardsley told KTW. “Now, with those players not eligible to be moved, it gives you a smaller age group to work with. “With draft picks, teams weren’t as willing to do as much, outside of the Portland-Swift Current trade.” The Broncos on Wednesday dealt 18-year-old starting goaltender Joel Hofer to Portland for six draft picks, including two future first-round selections. Bardsley was asked

about the market for overage goaltenders. “Goaltender is unique,” he said. “If you make that trade, unless you’re taking a 20-year-old goaltender back, you’d be taking a 20-year-old defenceman or a 20-year-old forward. “Teams that maybe had interest in doing that to get the goalie, the problem they had is, ‘OK, we’ll make that trade,’ but now they have to go replace that forward or defenceman they lost, for the most part a key part of their team. “It was almost like they had to make two trades just to be able to get their goaltender. With [Blazers’ goaltender Dylan] Ferguson being a 20-year-old and Victoria has [Griffen] Outhouse, it’s

certainly not easy for teams to do that on either end, whether we’re moving the goalie out or a team is trying to acquire him.” Bardsley took calls throughout the day, but said he never came too close to pulling the trigger on any other deals. Kamloops jettisoned a pair of veterans — 20-year-old forward Luc Smith and 19-year-old defenceman Nolan Kneen — in transactions that preceded the WHL trade deadline by 45 days. The Blazers are stockpiling draft picks. They have full sets of their own for the 2019 and 2020 drafts, although there is a condition on the Blazers’ fourth-round pick in 2020. If Kobe

Mohr remains with Kamloops next season, the Edmonton Oil Kings receive the pick as part of a trade made in May. The Blazers are slated to pick twice in the first, fourth and seventh rounds in 2019. In 2020, Kamloops has acquired extra second- and fourth-round picks, along with a pair of extra picks in both the third and sixth rounds. “Teams that have a good surplus of picks are putting themselves in a good situation to draft,” Bardsley said. “We still have the flexibility of moving picks for a player in the off-season or even at the draft. “Your draft is the bloodline to your team.”

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Reflecting on a forgetful God and His forgiven saints


ith the dawn of 2019, a bit of reflection over the past year imposes upon us the times and types of regrets over opportunities lost and tasks undone. Regrets are universal, but freedom from them are consequential. For believers in God, it is most important we should learn to distinguish between the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the accusations of the devil. There’s a fine promise in the New Testament book of Hebrews that help Christians to “dust off” and start a clean slate. It is because I know so many Christians today, including some of the saintliest and most experienced servants of God, are being harassed by the devil that I believe God would have us to consider afresh the ancient prophecy of the prophet Jeremiah, as quoted in Hebrews 10:17: “Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” at the outset of the year. I want to bring to our notice three aspects of God’s forgiveness: • The ground of God’s forgiveness: In four words, the ground of our forgiveness is the “precious blood of Christ.” This is very much to the point as we think of conviction of sin in general and the accusations of Satan in particular. In Revelation 12:10-11 we read: “The accuser of our brethren is


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cast down which accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony …” We need to rediscover the use of these weapons today. The saints of old believed in the power of the blood and they testified to the power of the blood to Satan and to a pagan world. So they overcame. They did not stop to argue with the devil. Nor did they attempt to minimize their sins, or to justify themselves. They simply pleaded the power of the precious blood of Christ to cleanse from every stain. This expression is sometimes used by Christians today almost as superstitiously and unintelligently as if it were a heathen incantation. We need to realize what it means. The blood signifies the life, for “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” The blood shed signifies a vio-

lent death. Therefore, the term “the blood of Christ” signifies the violent sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ in the place of sinners to satisfy the demands of divine justice. The merits of that sacrifice are co-extensive with the merits of the one who offered it. Therefore, they are infinite and eternal. • The scope of God’s forgiveness: “Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” The Holy Spirit’s object in the use of these words is to emphasize the complete comprehensiveness of God’s forgiveness under the new covenant. The word “sins” translated in the Greek means “missing the mark.” The mark God has set is absolute perfection. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect,” said Jesus to his disciples (Matt. 5:48). If that is not absolute perfection, we do not know what is. Judged by that standard, we sin with every breath we draw, for what do we think or say or do, as God would? Therefore, our shortcomings and all our sins of omission, both conscious and unconscious, are more than can be numbered. But of them all God just says: “Your sins …will I remember no more.” The word used for “iniquities” comes from a word meaning “lawless.” It denotes one whose wick-

edness is such that he not only fails to live up to God’s standard, but treats God’s laws with such contemptuous disregard that he behaves as though they simply did not exist. But so great is God’s mercy through Christ that even of such acts, stemming from such an attitude and however they be, He says: “Their … iniquities will I remember no more.” What more could we possibly ask? • The assurance of God’s forgiveness: “Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” The assurance of our forgiveness does not depend upon our deserving, but alone upon the sovereign will of God. Most assuredly, it was not because of any beauty in us, either seen or foreseen, that God set His love upon us. We were nothing but abhorrent sinners before God passed us by. What, then, is the explanation of God’s gracious intervention? Apostle Paul gives the answer in Ephesians 1:5: “God predestinated us into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto Himself according to the good pleasure of His will.” In v.11, he continued: “According to the purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will.” For reasons fully known only to God Himself, He willed to save such as us “when we were in our blood.”

And if He willed to save us, He willed to cleanse us too. So, He who willed the universe into existence also willed our sins out of existence. But it was not by an arbitrary act of God’s will divorced from the demands of divine justice that this was accomplished. It was by Jesus Christ. He who willed the end willed also the means appropriate to the end and to His character. Then He said: “Lo, I come to do thy will, O God … by the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:9,10). The ground of our assurance is nothing less than the sovereign will of almighty God, based upon His redemptive work and declared in His infallible word. Have you made any resolutions for 2019? Whether or not we can keep them until this year-end, we can afford to start a new slate this year, committing our sins, failures and shortcomings into the hand of the one who is able to see us through in the year, which is really new still. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@ Please include a very short bio and a photo.


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MONDAY January 14, 2019 Circumcision of Our Lord / St. Basil the Great Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am FRIDAY January 18, 2019 Blessing of Water @ 5:00 pm

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SATURDAY January 26, 2019 Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am

Sunday Service - 11a.m. Children’s Church - 11:45 a.m.

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FRIDAY, January 11, 2019



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Get ready to have your say on the best appies and dishes in Kamloops’ excellent dining scene Voting will be open January 1 - 31 at 12 pm. Find your ballot in every issue of Kamloops This Week in January, or vote online at



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FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt




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SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly


ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman



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8985134GENERAL LABORERS We are a well established, growing plywood and veneer manufacturer. If you have your own transportation, can work shift work, are fit and have a good work ethic, then we need you. We are located east of the City of Kamloops, on Dallas Drive and are requiring full time General Laborers. We offer a great benefits package after a satisfactory probation period. Please submit your resume in person, Monday to Friday 8:00 - 4:30 pm.

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Term Position: 3 months (potentially renewable, depending on stafďŹ ng requirements) The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is seeking the services of a qualiďŹ ed Housing Manager to manage the housing department services on an interim basis while the Band reviews organizational requirements. Remuneration is negotiable and based on qualiďŹ cations.



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W e a r e l o o k i n g f o r Te n a n t S u p p o r t W o r k e r s , a Licensed Practical Nurse and a full K i t c h e n Te a m a t o u r n e w 2 4 / 7 S u p p o r t i v e Housing Unit on the North Shore! As the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will work in collaboration with the Spero House Team, performing assessment/planning, implementing and providing medical care to clients. The LPN operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and practice within the Standards of Practice as outlines by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. As a member of the Kitchen Team at Spero House you would work together to prepare and cook large quantities of food for 50+ tenants seven days a week (continental breakfast and dinner).

As a Tenant Support Worker you will provide life skills services to Program Participants who are at-risk of homelessness in our community. You will encourage and support Program Participants to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community by providing information, emotional/practical support and training as appropriate. Service delivery is based on a client centered and non-judgmental perspective. Seeking qualified and dedicated Human Service Workers!!

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 58 (NICOLA-SIMILKAMEEN) HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Applications are invited for the position of a Human Resources Manager with School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) in Merritt. This is a 12-month per year, 7.5 hours per day, excluded position. For a complete listing of the job description and qualifications please visit the district’s website at click on Employment/Job Positions (Job Code 2624510). Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 11, 2019. Please apply online or forward your detailed resume with a minimum of three references to: Attention: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted


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The AP Group of Companies is a wood products business involved in logging and primary and secondary forest products manufacturing operations in the Southern Interior and the coast of British Columbia. There are three divisions in the AP Group: Interior Lumber Division, Coast Lumber Division and the Plywood Division.

TRANSPORTATION/PLYWOOD SALES ASSISTANT We have an immediate opening for a capable and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The Transportation/Plywood Sales Assistant works in conjunction with production and sales to coordinate the shipment of all plywood orders to ensure timely shipments of products in relation to the order file. In addition, will assist the sales department with customer service, invoicing, order entry, reporting and administrative duties. The successful candidate will have at least five years’ office experience, preferably in a plywood or lumber environment, with strong communication skills in order to represent the company in a professional and friendly manner. This person will have strong math and computer skills and will be a quick learner to become proficient in our custom computer programs. We offer a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package.


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Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a covering letter and resume outlining their experience and qualifications by January 15, 2019. Savona Specialty Plywood Co. Ltd. PO Box 127, Savona, B.C. V0K 2J0 Fax: (250) 373-5665 Or email resumes to HYPERLINK "" We thank all applicants who express interest however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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OPEN ROUTE CREW WANTED Kamloops This Week is looking for a driver and crew to deliver open routes Wednesday and Friday mornings (approx. 4 hours per delivery day). A delivery vehicle will be provided. Pay is $14 per hour. Candidates must have a Class 5 drivers licence and be physically able to deliver newspapers (up to 60 addresses per hour). Apply to: Serena Platzer, Circulation Department Kamloops This Week 1365B Dalhousie Drive, V2C 5P6 Ph: 250-374-0462, Fax: 250-374-1033

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Rte 311- 423-676 1st Ave, 440-533 2nd Ave, 107-237 Battle St, 2nd Ave, 107-237 Battle St, 135-137 St Paul St. – 30 p. 135-137 St Paul St. – 30 p. Rte 320 – 483-587 9th Ave, 801-991 Rte 317 535-649 7th St (Even Battle St, -804-992 Columbia Ave. Columbia Side), 702-794 803-995 Nicola St. - 51 p. St,(evenside)702-799 Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 Nicola St.-46 p 13th Ave, 1003-1091 Battle Rte 319 - 545Columbia 6th Ave,St,609-690 St, 1008-1286 Columbia St,(evenside), 10041314 Nicola St. – 61 p 604-692 Nicola St.-16 p Rte 323 – 755-783 6th Ave. 763-884 RteAve, 320 744-878 – 483-587 7th 8th 9th Ave.Ave, 603-783 801-991 Battle St,Side), 804-992 Columbia St (Odd Columbia St (Even Side), 605-793 Dominion St. – 51 p. 803-995 Nicola St. - 51 p. Rte 324 – 606-795 Pine St. – 29 p. Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 13th Ave, 1003-1091 Battle Columbia St(odd side), 804-987 St, 1008-1286 Columbia St, Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St.-65p 1004- 1314 Nicola St. – 61 p Rte 327 – 1003 Columbia St, Rte 324 – Dominion 606-795 Pine St.p.– 29 p. 1203-1296 St. – 38 Rte 325– -935 764-825 9thCloverleaf Ave, Rte 328 13th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St(odd Cres, Dominion Cres, Pine side), 804-987 Cres, Park Cres. –Dominion 62 p. St, 805-986 Pine St.-65p Rte 331 – 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Rte 327 – 1003 Columbia St, Ave, 901-981 Dominion St, 902-999 1203-1296 Dominion St. –St.38– 37 p. p. Munro St, 806-990 Pleasant Rte 333 328– –1005-1090 935 13thPine Ave,St, Rte CloverleafPleasant Cres, Dominion 1003-1176 St. -39 p. Cres, Pine Cres, ParkW.Cres. 62660 p. Lee Rte 372 - 22-255 Battle– St, Rte 11-179 331 – 984-987 Rd, W. Nicola9th St. –Ave, 53 papers 112538010th Ave, St, 901-981 Rte - Arbutus Chaparral Pl, Dominion St, 902-999 Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – Munro 71 p St, 806-990 – 37 p. Rte 385 – Pleasant 350-390 W.St. Battle RteStrathcona 333 – 1005-1090 St, Terr. – 30Pine p. St, 1003-1176 Pleasant St. -39 Rte 387 – 643-670 McBeth Pl. – p. 22 p. Rte 339 1265-1401 9TH Rte 389 – Bluff Pl, 390 CentreAve, Av,e 916-1095 St. –St,49Dufferin p Terr, 242-416 W. Fraser Columbia Garden Grandview Terr. – 61 p. Rte 372 Terr, - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Rd,Crt, 11-179 W. Fernie Rte 390 –Lee Fernie 158-400 Nicola – 53 papers Pl, GuerinSt.Creek Way. – 49 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral LOWER Pl, Powers SAHALI Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p Rte 403 – 405-482 Greenstone Rte 385Cres. – 350-390 Dr, Tod – 28 p. W. Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 30 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, 98-279 Rte 387 –Dr,643-670 Bestwick Bestwick Crt E. McBeth Pl. –Pl.22– p. & W, Morrisey 49 p.

Rte 389 – Bluff Pl, 390 Centre Ave, 242-416 W. Columbia SAHALI St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Terr, Rte 461 - GlenTerr. Gary– Dr. Grandview 61 &p. Pl, Pl, 700-799 RteGlencoe 390 – Fernie Crt, Gleneagles Dr. – 54 158-400 Fernie Pl, papers Guerin Rte 470 Way. – Farnham Creek – 49 Wynd, p. 102-

298 Waddington Dr. – 67 p. LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 472 - 1750-1795 Summit Dr. – 34 p Rte 401– -Coppertree 250-395 Pemberton Rte 474 Ct, Terrace, Trophy Crt.395-425 – 20 p. Pemberton Terrace – 84 p. Rte 487 - 201-475 Hollyburn Dr, Rte 403Hollyburn – 405-482Dr,Greenstone 485-495 2003-2091 Dr, Tod Cres. p. Panorama Crt.–– 28 75 papers Rte 405– –2000-2099 Anvil Cres, 98-279 Rte 492 Monteith Bestwick Dr, SentinelDr, Crt.Bestwick – 38 p. Crt E.

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1815-1899 Valleyview Dr. – 41 p. ABERDEEN Rte 608 – Curlew Rd & Pl, 1925Rte - 372-586 1980510 Glenwood Dr. -Aberdeen 73 p. Dr, 42 p Rte 402-455 612 – 2079Laurier FalconDr. Rd,–Flamingo Rd, 2040-2177 Glenwood Dr. – 64 p. JUNIPER Rte 613 Crescent Rte 655- –2210-2291 1685 Finlay Ave, Dr, 115-155 Highland Rd, 2244-2296 2202-2385, 2416-2458 (Even Park Dr,2207-2385 Side) Skeena Dr.E –TCH-64 36 p. p Rte 620 – MacAdam Rd, McKay Rte 670 - 1900-2099 Galore Pl, Pyper Way, 2516-2580 Cres, 1600-1647 Galore Crt, Valleyview Dr. – 70 p. 1712-1799 Galore Pl. - 107 p. Rte 621 – Duck Rd, Skelly Rd, 96 Tanager Dr, 2606-2876 Thompson Dr. – 50 p. VALLEYVIEW Rte 602– –1685 Apple Lane, Rte 655 Finlay Ave, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill 2202-2385, 2416-2458 (Even Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr.p.– 47 p. Side) Skeena Dr. – 36

Rte 603 – Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, RAYLEIGH 1625-1648 & 1652-1769 Rte 830 – Chetwynd Valleyview Dr.- 44 Dr, Stevens – 56 p. Rte 605Dr. – 1770-1919 Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Davie Rd. –Rd. 44 p.– 64 p. Dr, Vicars Rte 836 – 133-197 Cahilty Cres, Wynd, Rte 606 – Orchard Dr, Russet 150-187 Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 1815-1899 Valleyview Dr. – 41 p. Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 608 – Curlew Rd & Pl, Rte 837 – 103-190 Helmcken 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. Dr, - 73 p. 4654-4802 Spurraway Rd. – 22 p. Rte 612 – 2079 Falcon Rd, Rte 842 – 3945-4691 Flamingo Rd, 2040-2177 Yellowhead Hwy. – 35 p. Glenwood Dr. – 64 p. DALLAS/ Rte 613 - 2210-2291 Crescent Dr, 115-155 Highland Rd, 2244-2296 BARNHARTVALE Park701Dr,2207-2385 TCH-64 p Rte – Freda Ave, EKlahanie Dr, Shelly Dr, 901RteMorris 620 –Pl,MacAdam Rd, 935 ToddPl, Rd.Pyper – 91 p.Way, 2516McKay 2580706Valleyview – 70 p. Rte – 1078-1298Dr. Lamar Dr, - 29 p.Rd, Skelly Rd, RteMolin 621 –Pl,Duck Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, 96 Tanager Dr, 2606-2876 Mary Pl, NinaDr. Pl, –Rachel Thompson 50 p. Pl-31p Rte 751 – 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, RAYLEIGH Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, Rte 830 – ETC Chetwynd Dr, Dr, 5485-5497 Hwy, Viking Stevens Dr. – 56 p. Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Rte 754 – Hillview Dr, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Mountview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 836– –6159-6596 133-197 Dallas Cahilty Rte 755 Dr,Cres, 150-187 Pl, 4551-4648 McAuley,Hyas Melrose, Yarrow. – 72 p. Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Rte 103-190 Helmcken Dr, Furrer837 Rd,–McIver Pl, Pat Rd, 4654-4802 Rd. – 22 p. Stockton Rd.Spurraway – 40 p. Rte 842– –Beaver 3945-4691 Rte 760 Cres, Yellowhead Chukar Dr. – 64Hwy. p. – 35 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer DALLAS/ Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, BARNHARTVALE Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.

Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 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,

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FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that Interfor Corp. is amending Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP) #133, in order to add the Bonaparte Indian Band and their associated forest tenures to the FSP. The amendment also includes adding a Forest Development Unit covering the Elephant Hill Fire geographic area. The amendment is available for public review and written comment during regular office hours until February 11, 2019, at the Interfor office, Adams Lake, B.C. For more information or to arrange an opportunity to review the amendment, please contact Marino Bordin, Planning Forester, at (250) 679-6836 or via email at HYPERLINK “” Written comments are to be submitted to Interfor Adams Lake Division, 9200 Holding Rd., Chase, B.C., V0E 1M2.

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FRIDAY, January 11, 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!

David Munroe Levis

March 2, 1931 – December 23, 2018 Our beloved Father and Grandfather passed away peacefully on December 23, 2018 at the age of 87.

A Celebration of Life

Pamela Tedder

Dave was born in Saskatchewan to Hannah Blau and Hugh Levis. Dave’s family moved to Victoria, BC when Dave was three years old. He was the youngest of five children. In his early 20s, he moved from Victoria to the Lower Mainland to pursue a career in banking. He worked his way up from bank teller at the Bank of Montreal to branch manager. In 1958 Dave married Joan Gillanders and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Although he enjoyed banking, he decided to follow his siblings to University and he graduated in 1959 with a Law degree from UBC.

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


After practising law for a few years in the Lower Mainland, Dave and Joan decided to embark on an adventure and moved to the northern community of Fort St. John to build a law practice and raise their family. In 1971 Dave was appointed a Provincial Court Judge in Dawson Creek and was an eminently respected Judge in the North for 30 years. Dave loved to drive and he appreciated the beautiful northern scenery and wildlife while driving to remote northeastern communities to hold court. After retirement from the Bench, Dave’s love for the law had him return to work as a lawyer with the firm Earmme & Associates in Fort St. John. In 2009, Dave retired and he and Joan continued to reside in Dawson Creek until 2016, when they moved to Kamloops to be closer to family. Dave will be best remembered for his integrity, positivity, calm demeanour and caring nature. He was the ultimate gentleman. Dave modeled daily the values of respect for others, honesty, fairness, generosity, tolerance and the importance of a strong work ethic and sense of humour. Dave always seized the opportunity to laugh with his family and friends. Dave was a loving and proud Father and Grandfather, who could be relied on to provide support, words of encouragement and thoughtful advice. Dave is survived by his wife Joan; sister Bernice McAllister; daughters Charlene, Jacqui Harper (Gordon) and Patti McKay (Donald); son Bob (Karen); and six grandchildren David, Matthew, Katie, Connor, Allie and Natalie. Our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who provided care to Dave. Thank you to Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement residence and We Care Home Health staff. Dave’s last days were spent at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in Kamloops, where he received exceptional care. We will be forever grateful. Thank you to Dr. Smillie for her kindness, support and care of Dave.

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Everett William Peacock 1935 – 2018 Ev was taken from us on the 31st after fighting for his life having been struck down by a bus while walking home in Kamloops on December 12th. Ev the school teacher, band leader of the “Sandman” country band, toque and scarf hobby knitter, and benevolent charities donor, enjoyed a simpler life after rehabilitating in 1986 with the help of his family from a life threatening brain hemorrhage. In earlier years he travelled from Alaska to the Prairies as Sandy Marino and with his band sang and recorded his song “Big Country” the words to which “in splendour and beauty…resting so peacefully under the sun” reflected his deep passionate take on life. After the brain injury he could no longer sing or play. Some folks get more than their share in life but he persevered and kept smiling. He was predeceased by a younger sister Dorothy (North), brother Len and his parents. He is survived by a son Aaron, daughter Dorothy Porteous and three Porteous grandchildren Courtney, Cassidy and Liam, sister Marilyn (Acres) and brother Jim (Christine) who has helped look after his affairs over the past 32 years, and several nieces and nephews. Ev’s kindly manner, generosity and love of music touched many and he was sometimes taken advantage of by a few. It is unfortunate that not everyone tried to understand his life struggles and respect him for his will to survive and then only to have his life taken away after 83 years by another misfortune. We who cared during his life and shared many good times will miss him forever and know that Ev is still smiling and at peace in his Christian beliefs. There will be no services or gatherings according to his wishes. He will now “rest peacefully under the sun”.

In Loving Memory

A Celebration of Pam’s Life will take place on January 26, 2019, from 2-4pm at the Hilton Doubletree in downtown Kamloops. Please join us, bring your stories and share a moment or two with some of Pam’s family and friends. Thank you, and see you there. Sinclair and the rest of Pam’s family

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May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Reegan J. V. Winofsky born in Quesnel on July 24, 1992 and passed away January 11, 2016 in Kamloops, BC.

When we are in need of comfort We walk down memory lane, There we see you smiling We talk with you again, And as we wander slowly back We seem to hear you say Don’t grieve, don’t cry, my family We’ll meet again some day.

“Always in our hearts” Love your Family

Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side When memory paints In colors true The happy hours that Belonged to you.

FRIDAY, January 11, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Our Beloved Merle G. R. Newman

Shirley Ann Juel Plaskett (née Hordal)

August 10, 1928 - December 15, 2018 Merle Gertrude Ruth Olson was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan to Peder and Elizabeth Olson and moved with her family to Kamloops in 1937 at nine years old.

To know her was to love her and she is very sadly missed by many. Merle was a familiar ray of sunshine in downtown Kamloops, always cheerful, bringing joy to all she met. She had an incredible love of all creatures great and small, found wonder and amazement in all things mundane or complex, and bestowed beauty and delight in all she touched or encountered. Her ability to remain sweet, kind, loving and positive through all life's trials and tribulations was simply miraculous and unfathomable. She loved immensely the countrysides of Kamloops, British Columbia and Canada and enjoyed many road trips and camping with husband Art, as well as ten years at their cabin on East Barriere Lake. Many will recall her unique, resourceful creativity in using dried flowers, insects, even mummified creatures in her beautiful and fascinating 3D compositions in glass domes and shadow box frames. Since being widowed 16 years ago, Merle loved walking, music, dancing and playing crib at the Legion, Moose Hall, Brock Seniors Centre, etc. Merle was also well known as a volunteer with RIH Auxiliary at RIH cancer clinic, RIH Thrift Seller, RIH Crafters; and most recently, the Kamloops Food Bank. Having suffered a catastrophic fall at home November 10; she passed away with her daughter at her side after a month at RIH and a week in hospice. Merle is survived by her children Kelly (Denise), Larry and Deborah; daughter-in-law Sandra (Ken), five grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Newman was predeceased by her husband Arthur James, son Kenneth, grandson Deane Newman and all of her siblings.

In 1975 it was back to Lynn Lake then on to Thompson, Manitoba where they stayed until Allan’s death in 1988. Shirley then migrated west to Kamloops, BC like many of her siblings and friends before her.

November 8, 1935 - December 8, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Plaskett announces her passing at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on December 8, 2018. At the age of 83 Shirley died peacefully in her Shirley, in her younger years, sleep with her son, sister and brother at her side. was involved in the church, the Shirley is survived by her son Lon, daughter- community and was busy with her large family in-law Ruth; grandson Shane; grandson Cole and friends. We have many fond memories of the (Annika) and great-grandson Gage; grandson times spent with her at her cabin on Berge Lake Jonathan Gray; granddaughter Carole Gray (Corey in the summer. She worked at many jobs over Chisholm) their boys Dakota, Jayden and Quinn; the years but settled in at The Bay and became daughter Holly and son-in-law Robert Stirling; a huge part of The Bay family where she created brothers Haldor (Heidi), Dale (Anne), Wade many long-term friendships that lasted until her (Joanne) and sisters Dawn, Sharon and Ronelda. passing. She was lovingly known as ”Auntie Shirley will also be remembered fondly by her Shirley” to her 30+ nieces and nephews and the many nieces, nephews and family friends. children of many family friends over the years. Shirley was born in Lundar, Manitoba on She loved helping others (often in a secret way so November 8, 1935. She spent her youth in central it wasn’t known where the help came from). She Manitoba then moved north to join her father in was always an advocate of education and one of Lynn Lake in 1953. Shortly there after, she met Allan her proudest accomplishments was going back Plaskett who would become her husband on to school in her late 30s to complete her grade July 2, 1954. They married 12. Upon moving to Kamloops she focused more in Flin Flon as there was on her friends and family and always looked no minister in Lynn Lake at forward to seeing and spending time with her the time. They raised their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. children and continued to live in Lynn Lake until 1974 when Allan’s work took the family to Whitehorse, Yukon.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to your local Salvation Army.

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At Merle's request, there will be no formal public service. The family agrees that in lieu of flowers, Merle would prefer donations be made to the BC Brain Injury Society, New Life Mission, or Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Please carry her spirit with you… Live, Love, Laugh, and 'pay it forward'.


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

Barry James Bleeks 1950 - 2018

Barry James Bleeks of Kamloops, BC. passed away on December 21, 2018 at 68 years of age. Barry is survived by his loving daughter Brandi Bleeks (Roy) of Fort St. James, BC, grandchildren Ian Kadin Bleeks - Sam, Claire Sky Lynn Naomi Isaac; brothers Greg Bleeks and family, Fred Hendricks and family, and Barry’s mother Madeline Hendricks.


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Predeceased by his brother Garry Hendricks and step-father Hal Hendricks. Barry was born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan but most of his years were spent in and around Cache Creek and Kamloops. For a time he worked in the Yukon at Copper Mines, then he married Verna (nee Waycheshen) in 1975 and had a daughter Brandi in 1977. Barry’s working life was spent at Highland Valley Copper. The highlight of his life was visiting his daughter and spending time with her in Fort St. James. Some of Barry’s favourite pastimes were travelling, going for drives, campfires, reading and walking. He will forever be remembered as a kind, gentle, loving father, brother, son and friend. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from


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.


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