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MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW The semi-truck driver made contact with the CP Rail overpass, breaking a couple of plastic pipes below the rail line.

Driver likely logging a fine MICHAEL POTESTIO


A logging truck’s payload struck the Lorne Street railway overpass just before 3 p.m. on Monday, leading to a road closure in downtown Kamloops as workers began to clear the disrupted logs. The semi-truck appeared to be attempting to cross the Lansdowne Street intersection from Lorne Street when it made contact with the overpass, breaking a couple of plastic pipes below the rail line in the

process and leaving a few logs on the street. The accident closed Lorne Street between Second Avenue and Lansdowne Street, but traffic on Lansdowne was not impeded as the truck did not make it past the crosswalk before stopping. CN Rail police, the City of Kamloops, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) and bylaw services responded to the accident. There were no injuries and no ambulance at the scene when KTW arrived at about 3 p.m.

City workers had a wood chipper at the location and were cutting some logs into pieces with chainsaws. The height clearance of the overpass is 4.1 metres. CVSE commercial transport inspector Kerry Hedegus, who was at the scene, said his investigation will involve determining if the truck driver was travelling on a road he wasn’t supposed to be on and if the load was taller than permitted. “From what we understand, it’s not a truck route, so he shouldn’t be here,” Hedegus said.

The Kamloops-Thompson school board is giving Westwold elementary another chance to remain a community school. Trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to keep the school open as long as it has at least six students enrolled by the end of September. Westwold will also be reconfigured to a kindergarten to Grade 7 school from its current kindergarten to Grade 4 model. Trustee Joe Small said he liked the motion because it shows trustees have listened to the community 45 minutes west of Kamloops on Highway 97. “Now the responsibility shifts to Westwold to come up with six students to keep the school open,” Small said. Board vice-chair Rhonda Kershaw said she was concerned parents may no longer support “small, one-room schools,” but opted to vote in favour as she believes Westwold elementary deserves a chance to stay open. The school district shuttered the rural, single-teacher school last fall when no children enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year. Of the eight students who had attended Westwold elementary the year before, almost all enrolled at R.L. Clemitson elementary in Barnhartvale for the current school year. If the six-student quota isn’t met by the end of September, Westwold will be closed and any students committed to the school will be

transferred to Clemitson. With six students in attendance, the district receives enough provincial funding to break even on its costs to run the school. Public consultation with Westwold parents of school-aged children showed there were three families representing six students who would commit to sending their children to the school next year under a K-7 model. “Why that [the extra grades] was a deciding factor for the families was because that allowed them to have their kids in one school instead of two,” assistant superintendent Rob Schoen told KTW, noting there was not a lot of interest in the K-4 model. The school district conducted a two-month public consultation process, beginning with a community meeting last November, at which most of the 28 people in attendance expressed a desire to see the school remain operational in some capacity, such as by being converted to a specialized school. All of the six comments received online also expressed a desire to keep the school open. Under district policy, the creation of a specialized school needs to come from a community initiative in which a detailed plan is presented — a move the community could still spearhead now that the facility will remain open. Westwold elementary became a K-4 school in 2010 due to declining enrolment, Schoen said. School district statistics show enrolment dropping to 18 students in 20102011 from 42 in 2006-2007.


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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Tear-down of the former Cineplex Odeon theatre in downtown Kamloops continues as the space at Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue, along with adjacent storefronts, will become home to a seniors’ housing project.

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A seniors’ housing project is taking shape in downtown Kamloops, one in a series of planned construction projects along Victoria Street. Demolition of the old movie theatre at the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Victoria Street is underway and City of Kamloops development director Marvin Kwiatkowski expects a development permit application for a six-storey seniors’ housing project in that location to go before council in early February. The project is a partnership between BC Housing, the Centre for Seniors Information and Kaktus Flats Developments. KTW earlier reported the 13,500-square-

foot property was purchased, in addition to property next door at 630 Victoria St. The combined 21,500-square-foot site will include 112 units, with five floors of housing built above one floor of ground-level commercial space, consistent with the rest of Victoria Street, and Centre for Seniors Information offices. The former Cineplex Odeon theatre sat vacant in the city’s downtown core for about two decades after the theatre moved to Aberdeen Mall. Kwiatkowski speculated the lengthy vacancy could be attributed to several reasons. “Location is pretty good, but often it can be a combination of what was the asking price, how motivated is the seller and sometimes people prefer to keep a property and hold it,” he said, noting property values tend to rise over time.

“That happens a lot of times.” Meanwhile, the city is planning to reduce to two lanes the 500- and 600-blocks of Victoria Street beginning in the spring of 2020. Kwiatkowski said the city conducted a study about two years ago and determined it would reduce traffic lanes — currently four, with two in each direction — widen sidewalks and extend curbs to calm traffic and make the area more pedestrian-friendly. “It’s like when you go down the rest of Victoria [Street],” Kwiatkowski said. It remains unclear when the 600-block will be constructed. Victoria Street is single lane from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue. Fifth Avenue begins in front of the Paramount Theatre downtown and Sixth Avenue ends in front of Kamloops Curling Centre.

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The city is hosting a public budget meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, a meeting that will include a rundown of supplemental budget items to be considered by council. Supplemental budget items will earlier be introduced to council and could include such asks as funding for a multi-use park at McArthur Island, emergency support staff to be shared with the TNRD and more. The mayor has said this year will be challenging when it comes to budgetary extras, due to a provisional tax increase currently sitting at 3.4 per cent. That number has yet to be finalized — it will be set in April after BC Assessment finalizes its numbers

— but a November public budget meeting in North Kamloops drew many residents, due to the city proposing one of the largest tax hikes in the past decade. The city has said costs handed down from the province have led to the increase, as well as the addition of three RCMP officers and an increased snow removal-streets budget. Residents will have the opportunity to engage with staff and provide feedback at the public budget meeting, which will be held in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7. Residents can also provide feedback online at That link also provides videos about the city’s budget process, including video of November’s budget meeting.

Museum in cultural centre? City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said the City of KamloopsTk’emlups te Secwepemc joint cultural centre will likely include the Kamloops Museum and Archives. During last week’s junior council meeting, Westsyde secondary student Liam Christy asked if the proposed cultural centre in the former Stuart Wood elementary will infringe on the existing museum. “Or does the already existing museum not have enough information?” Christy asked.

Trawin said the issue will return to council in the next couple of weeks, noting nothing is yet set in stone. “The intent from council so far is to move the museum into Stuart Wood,” he said. “And potentially expand that to include areas where there could be cross-cultural, that sort of thing. Not run two museums.” The Kamloops Museum and Archives is now located in a building at Seymour Street and Second

Avenue, just around the corner from Stuart Wood. The city is pursuing the possibility of creating with Tk’emlups a cultural centre in the former Stuart Wood elementary, downtown at 245 St. Paul St. The city has been upgrading the property and Mayor Ken Christian recently made a pitch on behalf of the project for federal funding to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in town earlier this month.



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User groups are in need of new accommodations and answers as the Kamloops-Thompson school district prepares to re-open Westsyde elementary in time for the next school year. “We are in a bit of a crunch to find a new home [where] we can fit,” said 204 Black Maria cadets parent council chair Christy Campbell. The 52-cadet Black Maria uses Westsyde elementary on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on the weekends, but can’t share the space with a fully functioning school as the cadets utilize three classrooms, the gym and store personal information and equipment on site, Campbell said. Stephanie Morrison, owner of Bumble and Bean day care, which provides after-school care for up to 48 children in the gymnasium, said she is not sure if she’ll be able to stay. “I think if we find a space that

can allow us a little bit more security, we would go to that space,” Morrison said, noting remaining in the elementary school would likely only be temporary. She said she has found a new location to move to, but it’s not yet a done deal. “We’re trying to be proactive,” Morrison said of the pending reopening of the school. The situation has been made murkier due to a lack of a concrete timeline from the district as to when users will need to vacate the facility or whether or not they can still be accommodated. “I was told by, I don’t remember who, that there was three potential move-out dates — March 1st, April 1st and June 1st,” Campbell said. The air cadet squadron uses the space from September until June, meaning the current season could get interrupted if a new home isn’t in place before renovations begin at the school. Morrison said she has heard from school district staff that they will try to accommodate the day care if it can, but that not all the

answers are known yet. The school district intends to reopen Westsyde elementary in time for the 2019-2020 school year in response to overcrowding at nearby David Thompson elementary, where a public meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. School district assistant superintendent Rob Schoen said once the board makes its final decision on March 11, the district will have a better sense of the timelines and work needed to re-open the school. “We can’t begin to plan the renovations and the contractors until the board makes a decision,” he said, noting the school district intends to work with user groups following Wednesday’s public consultation. “We don’t want to kick people to the streets without some consideration. If we can help them we certainly will,” Schoen said. Both the cadets and the day care rent space from the City of Kamloops, which also leases the building to operate fitness classes connected to the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre — the fate of

which also remains up in the air. Schoen said he has yet to speak with the City of Kamloops regarding classes it runs out of the building. Campbell said the cadet squadron is looking at renting a storage container for its gear and has a few leads on interim classrooms, but is still in need of a hall to hold parades. “We would like to hear from the school district and see if maybe they do have a partially empty school we could move to,” she said. Schoen said the district may be able to help the cadets if it has another facility they can use and may have space to share with the day care and other user groups in both Westsyde or David Thompson elementary schools as the student population will be split between the schools. The student population at David Thompson is currently listed as 425 and the district estimates it will be slashed to 250 students next fall with a catchment change that will see Westsyde elementary

house 175 of those students. The proposed catchment change would see students living north of Sicamore Drive attend Westsyde elementary. The district previously pegged Pine Street as the cutoff. At Wednesday’s public meeting, school district staff will present parents with an overview of the facilities report as it pertains to overcrowding at David Thompson. The meeting will give the district a better sense of whether the community supports the school re-opening, Schoen said. Campbell said she hopes the city and the school board can help the cadets, who moved into the former school building than their previous home, the McArthur Island Youth Centre, was demolished. “This is a really great program, and it’s all about developing young adults into healthy, productive, positive members of the community,” said Campbell. Westsyde elementary was closed in 2006 due to declining enrolment.

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A Shuswap man who has admitted he was behind the wheel of a truck that struck and killed a motorcyclist outside Chase nearly three years ago will learn on Friday whether he will be held criminally accountable for his role in the incident. Raymond Edward Swann was charged with murder following the death of Brian Watson, but the charge was later reduced to criminal negligence causing death. Watson, 60, was killed on April 3, 2016, while riding his motorcycle on Squilax-Anglemont Road. Swann’s truck struck Watson from behind. Watson, who lived in Chase, was employed by the Kamloops-

Brian Watson was killed on April 3, 2016, while riding his motorcycle on SquilaxAnglemont Road when Raymond Swann’s truck struck Watson from behind.

Thompson school district as a facilities painter. Swann, 59, admitted last week in B.C. Supreme Court he was driving the truck when it struck Watson. His lawyer, however, presented a defence of not criminally responsible by way of a mental disorder, arguing Swann had a disease of the mind at the time Watson was killed and should undergo treatment rather than spend

time in prison. Court heard last week that Swann told investigators he had no recollection of the crash that killed Watson. He said he “woke up” and was at the house of a friend. Swann underwent psychiatric testing in 2017. A court-ordered report prepared by a doctor describes his state of mind at the time of the incident as one of “acute confusion.” “Mr. Swann was in an altered state of mind, whether you call it psychosis, schizophrenia or an acute confusional state,” defence lawyer Ken Walker said, noting Swann believed he was being chased by armed men at the time of the fatal collision. “If he’s in that state, he was either justified in his mind or he didn’t know what was hap-

pening when he hit the motorcycle,” Walker said. Crown prosecutor Neil Flanagan said a number of “external factors” should rule out a not-criminally-responsible finding for Swann. Flanagan said Swann, at the time of Watson’s death, was under the influence of sedatives, including Xanax, had been using marijuana, was inconsistent in his use of prescribed medications and had been experiencing “significant sleep disturbances.” “These are the external factors that, in this case, resulted in a state of delirium or acute confusion, not a disease of the mind,” Flanagan said. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley is expected to deliver a ruling on Friday. Swann remains free on bail.


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Kamloops Mounties are investigating another downtown robbery — the fourth in the past three weeks. A man suspect brandishing a knife and a hammer entered the McCleaners laundromat in the 400-block of Seymour Street at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday and demanded money from the cash register. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the clerk opened the register and the suspect took the money and left on foot. The clerk was not injured. Police responded about two minutes later, after the robbery was called in from the business. The RCMP searched the area

by foot and vehicle, but no suspect was found, Shelkie told KTW, adding that police are looking for video surveillance footage from nearby businesses. The suspect is described as standing 5-foot-10 and is either First Nations or white. He was wearing a grey hoodie with stripes on the lower sleeves, jeans and black runners. No photo of the suspect is available at this time, but police hope to have one available by the afternoon. Mounties have reported one downtown robbery each week dating back to Jan. 9, when a man with his face covered stole money from the cash register at MovieMart. The video rental store at St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue was robbed again 10 days later under similar circumstances — a masked man armed with a knife entered




the store, jumped the counter and demanded cash. On Jan. 20, the adult store Whispers, located on Seymour Street across the street from McCleaners, was robbed by a masked man brandishing a knife. While aware of some similarities between the robberies — all involved knife-wielding suspects entering businesses in a specific area of the downtown — Shelkie said there is no evidence connecting them, so police cannot say if they are related. Police recommend business owners take steps to try to prevent robberies, such as keeping a small amount of cash on site and storing it in a safe, making the store’s interior easily visible by not over-saturating the windows with posters and refusing to take highdenomination bills.

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City looking for input before reconsidering secondary suites JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

The city wants to gauge public feedback before allowing secondary suites in more areas of Kamloops. The city is exploring the idea of allowing secondary suites, including garden suites, in single-family homes in all urban neighbourhoods. It is holding a public open house on the matter on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and has released an online survey, which will be available until Feb. 24. City community planner Carmin Mazzotta said the move could increase the city’s supply of affordable rental housing, provide mortgage helpers to homeowners, maintain neighbourhood character via “sensitive” infill and improve tenant health and safety by discouraging illegal suites. Mazzotta said the city is aware of illegal suites in the city. In the past decade, it has issued 190

building permits for legal suites, though others were likely issued prior to that, he noted. It is unclear how many illegal suites are currently in use in the city. “We’re aware that it’s an issue,” Mazzotta said, noting removing the rezoning requirement that requires a public hearing would encourage people to legalize suites. The zoning shift would affect 93 per cent of the population, with urban neighbourhoods including Aberdeen, Batchelor Heights, Brocklehurst, Campbell Creek, Dallas, downtown, Dufferin, Juniper Ridge, Lower Sahali, North Kamloops, Pineview, Sagebrush, Upper Sahali, Valleyview, the West End and Westsyde. Currently, secondary suites are located sporadically throughout the city, often the result of a rezoned property. Mazzotta said current zones permitting secondary suites are “fairly limited.” Coun. Kathy Sinclair earlier put forward the motion asking staff to review the

idea of allowing secondary suites in more areas of Kamloops. She told KTW she has since heard from residents in favour and others with concerns. Concerns were primarily related to parking, she said. Meanwhile, homeowners who purchased homes without realizing suites were illegal were among those in favour. “I’m definitely going to be keeping an open mind,” Sinclair said, noting housing in Kamloops must be affordable at every level. “We’ve been pretty lucky in terms of housing affordability, but the affordability isn’t necessarily there for renters, though,” she said. The Feb. 5 public open house will be held in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will include a presentation from city staff, panel discussion and an audience question-and-answer period. The survey can be found online at

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n the past decade, particularly after acts of violence, local Mounties would often claim that gangs like the United Nations, Red Scorpions and Hells Angels had not established roots in Kamloops. It is safe to say such gangs are indeed operating in the Tournament Capital, following the shooting deaths of two men last week, which are likely the latest casualties in the ongoing drug turf battle that escalated in September 2017, when Red Scorpions cofounder Konaam Shirzad was shot and killed outside his home in the Guerin Creek area of the city. When a gang co-founder with a lengthy criminal record moves to Kamloops and is assassinated on a public street, it is a good indication the gangs prevalent in the Lower Mainland and Kelowna are indeed in Kamloops. Interestingly, after Shirzad was murdered, a car connected to the killers was found ablaze in Sahali. Last week, following the murders of Cody Mathieu and Rex Gill, a vehicle was found ablaze in Barnhartvale. What this means is Kamloops has not escaped the gangland plague that has infected other parts of the province, which is not surprising given the enormous profits to be made under prohibition. While getting involved in the gang lifestyle is foolish, some cannot resist the siren call of easy money — even if it means increased odds of an early grave. Until society as a whole seriously considers taking legalization of marijuana a few steps further, murders of those involved will continue as various factions battle for the right to sell illicit products. While there have been a rare incident or two in Kamloops in the past few years in which guns were fired in public places, the fact remains that, unless you are involved in the gang scene, your safety is not in danger. Stay aware, but don’t panic. This is life under prohibition.



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arryl Plecas had his eyes on the road in Abbotsford as he steered his Volvo station wagon through a snowstorm on a winter’s night in 1996 — but his mind was always on the facts, the details, the finest particulars of our conversation. I was in the passenger seat, grabbing a ride home after our latest meeting at Finnegan’s, a popular pub next to the University College of the Fraser Valley, where at the time Plecas was a criminology professor. We had met over drinks a few times to discuss possible collaboration on a book about a criminal case I had covered. For whatever reasons, our discussions, while fascinating, never led to the idea becoming a reality. In the years since, I have watched from afar as Plecas authored and co-authored books, the latest of which, The Essentials of Leadership in Government, examines how government professionals can make better decisions — an appropriate subject matter considering the damning report Plecas released last week. I have also watched him get elected MLA, suffer the tragic loss of an adult son and become estranged from his political party after accepting the role of Speaker of the B.C. Legislature. Plecas’ report on alleged spending violations by legislature clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz has led to predictable outrage and has placed the B.C. Liberals in an uncomfortable position. Angry that Plecas accepted the Speaker’s role in the summer of 2017, thereby stabilizing the NDP/


MUSINGS Green government alliance, the party gave him the boot, rendering Plecas an Independent MLA for Abbotsford South. In the partisan world of politics, the B.C. Liberals despise Plecas for his decision, but they are faced with the reality that he has likely exposed significant corruption that has been allowed to fester under the noses of those charged with representing our tax dollars — Liberals, New Democrats and Greens alike. While Plecas initially said he would not accept the Speaker’s role, he later explained his about-face, claiming party brass instructed him to say as much and referencing some soul-searching after Clark’s resignation. Still, criticism of his no-I-won’t/ yes-I-will is warranted and he will need to deal with that. There will be partisans who will never forgive Plecas for accepting the Speaker’s role. There will be others who view the move as a selfless gesture made for the good of the province, a decision crafted outside of political party loyalty. Having known Plecas back in the day, and knowing people today who remain close to him, I’d lean

toward the latter opinion. Plecas’ decision stabilized government for more than two years and has led to what may be an exposure of too many pigs with their snouts in troughs funded by us. Because of Plecas’ decision to occupy the Speaker’s chair, but despite the work he has undertaken to expose possible spending misconduct, a recall campaign against him continues. But the man behind the recall effort — Rob Roy of Langley — is off the mark when describing why he is trying to unseat Plecas. “His voters specifically voted him in as a Liberal representative for their riding, “ Roy told the Province. “He walked across the floor to take the Speaker’s seat selfservingly so he could get the bigger pay.” Actually, Plecas did not leave the B.C. Liberal Party; the party left him, kicking him out when he accepted the Speaker’s role. And Plecas did not “walk across the floor.” He did not join another party. He is, in fact, an independent Speaker, a rarity in B.C. and one beholden to no party. As for the claim Plecas made such a monumental decision for a few dollars more? Ridiculous. The easy path would have been for Plecas to ignore the wrongs he saw and continue to be elected in perpetuity in one of the province’s safest ridings for the B.C. Liberals. No, Plecas undoubtedly spent many hours focused on the facts, the details and the finest particulars of the situation, just as I saw him do repeatedly two decades ago. The Speaker deserves to be congratulated, not castigated. Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds

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TAILINGS POND TRAGEDY A REMINDER OF AJAX VICTORY Editor: Remember when the braintrust in the B.C. Liberal government had no problem with KGHM Ajax planning to put a tailings pond dam five times larger than Mount Polley mine’s pond on the hill overlooking the Peterson Creek drainage, above Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops’ South Shore residential and business area? This, in spite of government’s own expert engineering panel’s conclusion that the only way to guarantee no further tailings pond dam failures in B.C. is to stop building them? Fast forward to this recent tragic headline: “Hundreds feared dead as Brazil dam collapse releases mud tide.” You might want to join me in again expressing huge gratitude to the Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nation and the devoted efforts of several environmental and human rights groups and individuals who worked so tirelessly for so long to help shut down the potentially catastrophic (in more ways than one) Ajax project. Also, thanks to all Kamloops councillors who had the courage to stand up at a critical time and put the city on the record against allowing the Ajax proposal to come to life. R.I.P. to Ajax mine plans, hopefully for all eternity. John McNamer Kamloops


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NOT LOVING LIBRARY RENOS Editor: Like letter writer Therese Gobeil (‘Library reno work a step backward,’ Jan. 23), I am very disappointed in the changes that have been made to the North Kamloops Library. My main complaint, though, is not the changed appearance of the library, but the fact it now offers selfcheckout only. I can go into the library, get my books off the shelf

and check them out — all without exchanging a single word with another person. This might be appealing to some people who have busy lives, but I believe for many people, especially for some who live alone and have little human contact, a public library should be a place where they can spend time and exchange a few words with a staff member as he/she is checking out their books.

Not only is the checkout counter now gone, but so too are what I consider the other two most social areas of the library: the children’s librarian’s desk and the area with the comfy chairs around the fireplace. I cannot fathom how these changes can in any way be considered an improvement in services to the public. Nancy Killick Kamloops

EXCELLENT CARE AT ROYAL INLAND Editor: I write this with the utmost of respect for the medical professionals who work at Royal Inland Hospital. I spent the last four days of December in the hospital. Having never been an overnight patient before, this was a new experience for me. I arrived at the ER and, from the first connection with the triage nurse, who helped assist me into the ER department, it was a positive experience. I had a total of six doctors involved in my care, from the ER through to surgery, and they were all amazing. They were so great in advising me of the test results, options and what the surgery would involve. My stay on the fourth floor was also a positive experience — from Norma on the day shift to Brittany on the night shift and their fellow workers. They were all wonderful and so caring.


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Thanks also to the surgery team of Dr. Baughan, along with the recovery nurses on the fourth floor. We are so lucky to have these amazing people available for our medical issues. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care I received from all of them. Everyone was so positive and caring. Cathy Radies Kamloops

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“I’m all for improving Kamloops for our youngsters, but as with any building, we have to start with a firm foundation. “We have had some great ideas bandied about, but we haven’t had any suggestions on how we can afford them. I don’t believe the future lies in giving in to the perceived ideas of grandeur our city hall believes are essential for us. “We need a KamPlan that will improve life in Kamloops for all its citizens. We have to convince our elected representatives that money does not grow on trees.” — posted by GeoBut


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A BC Cannabis Store employee who grabbed a police officer by the neck before biting and then spitting blood at the constable was unsuccessful on Monday in her bid to avoid a criminal conviction — and now her job could be on the line. Alyssa Safraj pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court to one count each of assaulting a peace officer and resisting or obstructing a peace officer. The 24-year-old came to the attention of police on April 3, 2018, after a security guard near the former Stuart Wood elementary downtown called 911 to report an intoxicated person. When a Mountie arrived and attempted to handcuff Safraj, she began accusing police of being racist and became violent. Safraj grabbed the female police officer by the neck and attempted to choke her. Another officer and the nearby security guard helped subdue Safraj and get her into a police vehicle. While Safraj was being booked into RCMP holding cells on Battle Street, she bit the hand of the same female officer, who responded by striking Safraj in

Not only was there an attempt to choke the police officer, but also biting, which is a serious assault. — JUDGE ELLEN BURDETT

the chin. Safraj then spat blood at the Mountie. Safraj was remorseful in court. “I just want to apologize for my actions,” she said. Court heard Safraj had been on a bad first date prior to the incident. Her defence lawyer, Lisa Scruton, said the man Safraj was with made racist comments about her, which led to Safraj drinking and becoming very intoxicated. Scruton said Safraj’s experience on the date led to her violent interaction with police. Safraj, who has no prior criminal record, moved to Kamloops last year from Ontario after being transferred by her then-employer, a cannabis sales company. She was laid off in the summer, but found work with BC Cannabis Stores, where she is an assistant manager at the Sahali outlet.

Safraj was seeking a conditional discharge — a sentence that would have resulted in no criminal record — citing a requirement she meet the conditions of a security clearance with the government-run cannabis store. A criminal conviction could put her job in jeopardy, court heard. The Crown was seeking 30 days of house arrest. Provincial court Judge Ellen Burdett turned down Safraj’s request for a discharge and placed her on a one-year probation term, with conditions requiring she abstain from alcohol and drugs — except cannabis. “This was a serious assault on a police officer that went on for a prolonged period,” the judge said. “Not only was there an attempt to choke the police officer, but also biting, which is a serious assault.”

Accused killer in custody TURNING LRY SIBLING RIVA INTO You thought you knew your family… Two very different sisters – one a Kamloopsian – meet at their childhood home to pack their cantankerous mother off to a retirement community. In an already fraught situation, an old high school crush comes to visit bearing wine, charm… and a big surprise. In a comic clash of wits, will, and personality, Meet My Sister turns sibling rivalry into revelry and turns up the comedic heat to blast off the winter blues.

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An accused murderer released on bail last year is back behind bars and facing new charges following an alleged incident in Ontario. Gordon James Fleming, 67, who is charged with murdering an acquaintance in a Logan Lake motel last year, has been charged with two counts of assault. A Toronto police spokesman told KTW Fleming was arrested on Jan. 6. He had been released on bail in April 2018, weeks after his arrest in Logan Lake. Fleming’s bail was cancelled in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday and he remains behind bars. Police were called to the Copper Valley Motel in


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the witness stand on Tuesday, taking questions about the report she authored following an interview with Fawcett last summer. In the report, Joneja described Fawcett as “psychologically naive and lacking insight.” She described him in court as socially isolated. “We’re dealing with a lowfunctioning individual,” Carot said. “However, when you review all these text messages, it is disturbing to think Mr. Fawcett actually thought he was in a relationship with this 12-year-old. He wanted to marry this 12-year-old and wanted to get her pregnant. … He poses a risk.” The hearing, in front of Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame, is slated to conclude on Tuesday, though a decision is not expected until a later date. If Fawcett is successful, Frame’s ruling would be the latest in a series of court decisions striking down tough-on-crime provisions put in place by Stephen Harper’s former Conservative government. Following a hearing last May, the Supreme Court of Canada reserved its decision on mandatory minimum sentencing for online luring.


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A Kamloops man ensnared by online vigilantes after arranging to meet a fictitious 12-year-old girl he hoped to impregnate is challenging a mandatory minimum six-month jail sentence for those convicted of child luring, arguing the jail time amounts to “cruel and unusual” punishment. Fifty-one-year-old Doug Fawcett — described as “lowfunctioning” by Crown — pleaded guilty to one count of using telecommunications to lure a child and is in court this week as lawyers argue the constitutionality of the prison sentence. Fawcett was busted by a Kelowna-based online vigilante group called Creep Catchers. An adult woman affiliated with the group created an account on a dating app posing as a 12-year-old girl. Fawcett began communicating with the account on Christmas Day in 2016 and the conversations became sexual. The woman posing as the young girl was repeatedly clear

about her supposed age, Crown told court, and Fawcett understood what he was doing was wrong. On Feb. 3, 2017, Creep Catchers staged a meeting with Fawcett, who thought he would be meeting face-to-face with the 12-year-old girl. Instead, he was confronted by Creep Catchers members, who filmed the interaction outside a downtown Kamloops coffee shop and posted video on YouTube. Creep Catchers informed police following the meeting with Fawcett and handed over its chat logs three weeks later. Crown prosecutor Rome Carot said the messages paint a troubling picture. “They do show a disturbing fact pattern,” he said. “You clearly have Mr. Fawcett obsessed with who he believes to be a 12-year-old girl. But that cuts both ways. … The Crown does concede you are dealing with someone with severe disabilities.” A court-ordered psychological report prepared ahead of Fawcett’s sentencing was the subject of arguments in court. Psychologist Nalini Joneja took


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Accused to stand trial for murder A Fraser Valley man accused of killing an acquaintance in an Aberdeen hotel suite in 2016 has been ordered to stand trial. David Albert Miller, 58, is facing one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 52-year-old

Debra Novacluse, who was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016. The two had been visiting Kamloops from Abbotsford, police said at the time. Miller was arrested in Ontario weeks after

Novacluse’s death. Following a threeday preliminary inquiry this week in Kamloops provincial court, a judge ordered Miller to stand trial. Preliminary inquiries are hearings at which the Crown calls evidence and

after which a judge decides whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Miller, who has been in custody since his arrest, is slated to make an appearance in B.C. Supreme Court on Feb. 25 to fix a date for trial.

Cole, Patrick released on bail Both men charged in connection with a police raid on a downtown warehouse last month have been granted bail. Charles Patrick, 62, is facing charges of possessing a prohibited weapon, possession of ammunition for the purposes of committing an offence and possession

of property obtained by crime over $5,000. He was released last Thursday on a $100,000 bail, with a $15,000 deposit and a surety. The charges against Patrick are in connection with the RCMP’s year-long investigation into the alleged activities of Cameron Cole — who faces a raft of firearms-

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Nine-year-olds Kieran Dangerfield and Gabriel Frier study crystals during a recent visit to the Big Little Science Centre. The popular facility at 655 Holt St. in Brocklehurst will present Free Entry Day this Saturday, with stories and more as part of Unplug and Play Family Science Day. The centre will also be hosting a free robotics camp for First Nations youth on Friday, Feb. 8, and for girls on Friday, March 1. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go online to ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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City of Kamloops committees remain on an extended winter vacation in anticipation of a restructuring approved by council in December. “All of that is on hold until the structure is finalized,” city corporate officer Maria Mazzotta said. Most city committees, from arts to heritage to parks and recreation, have not met in 2019. The lone exception is the city’s junior council committee, which met last week. Council

directed staff in December to work on the restructuring to better align with the city’s new corporate structure, which was implemented last year. It will decide details on the committee structure on Feb. 5. Mazzotta said staff have been working on the proposed structure, which has been challenging due to the city’s history with committees. She said there has been an “enormous amount of work” done due to the many committees that have been created over the years. “But if we are changing the structure, we need to ensure all

of those are dealt with and we don’t have these dangling committees out there,” Mazzotta said. Mazzotta said the committees are expected to meet shortly after council’s decision. City committees allow the public to get involved with the city’s decision-making process. The committees also give advice to council on matters related to specific interests. When council approved the restructuring in December, it had reservations about lumping heritage and arts into one entity and voted to maintain their independence.


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he 13th annual Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week kicked off on Saturday, Jan. 26, with lots of parents and children getting involved at the launch event, ABC Family Literacy Day at the Henry Grube Education Centre. Activities are ongoing until Saturday, Feb. 2. TOP RIGHT: Cathrine McCurra (left) and Aria Chase join Kamloops This Week promotions director Tara Holmes at the Blackout Writing table at Word Walk in Aberdeen Mall in celebration of Unplug & Play Family Literacy week. BELOW, TOP LEFT: Nito Mercuri, 2, likes to explore the colourful climbing aparatus. Willow Fulcher, 3, puts lots of thought into her plasticine project. Giovanna Mercuri, 7, finds it fun to rock and roll herself in a plastic saucer. Ten-month-old Sophie Devick receives a helping hand as she explores fun play structures. Ozni Gawlicki, 3, sports a painted face and a pretty princess costume. BOTTOM LEFT: Five-year-old Jacob St. Amour gets creative with macaroni and glue in a craft project. Youngsters Fern, 4, (left) and Robin, 2, join Pam McClelland to explore drawing on easels. Ten-year-old Dara Sheppard finds a good selection of free books to dive into. ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW

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Loon Lake is one step closer to a new firehall thanks to a significant donation from Fraserway RV. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received a $275,000 donation to help rebuild the structure, which burned in the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire. Fraserway RV marketing manager Amanda Henschell said the company, which is based out of Abbotsford but has a location in Kamloops, allocated a portion of its RV sales, parts and rental operations. It previously contributed money toward food banks and Samaritan’s Purse for B.C. fire relief, as well as flood and fire relief support in the Alberta communities of High River and Fort McMurray. “Small towns like that, they don’t necessarily have the funds to rebuild,” Henschell said. TNRD marketing manager Michelle Nordstrom said it will cost $635,000 to construct a new firehall and annex building in Loon Lake. After the donation and insurance payout, about $187,000 in funding is still required, which could come from taxing Loon Lake residents. “This will significantly bring down the amount of taxes that people are going to have to be paying annually for that construction,” Nordstrom said, calling the donation “generous.” The TNRD is in the process of acquiring property for the new firehall. Nordstrom said the regional district is looking to lease provincial Crown land, which she hopes will be shored up later this year. Construction could start late this year or early next year. “It’s still a work in progress,” Nordstrom said. Loon Lake is just north of Cache Creek, about 90 minutes from Kamloops. The Elephant Hill wildfire burned 192,000 hectares of B.C.’s interior in 2017, destroying more than 120 homes.

New school in city Parents enrolling children into kindergarten or elementary school are invited to First Baptist Classical Academy’s open house and preview day on Friday, Feb. 8. Located downtown at 454 Columbia St., First Baptist Classical Academy provides a Classical and Christian education. Call 250-828-6222 or email for information.

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City’s first private cannabis store preparing to open The Shore Cannabiz Shop expected to welcome first customers within six weeks Kamloops will get its first private cannabis store in four to six weeks. Chris Lyth said he has approval in principle from the province to open The Shore Cannabiz Shop at 399 Tranquille Rd. on the North Shore, something his family recently celebrated due to the intensive and lengthy process to get into the newly legal cannabis industry. Lyth said the provincial application process took six months, including some minor tweaks, and he began preparing six to eight months prior to that. “In the beginning, the hardest part was finding a location because the bylaws were very restrictive of where we could have it, and then the availability of retail space in those zones was very limited,” Lyth said. The City of Kamloops amended its zoning prior to cannabis legalization in October to allow cannabis stores to operate in locations similar to those of liquor stores. Demand for space was competitive and Lyth said some landlords were not open to the idea. He credited luck in securing a landlord. “We got a bit of a horseshoe,” Lyth said. That was only the first hurdle, however. When his application went before Kamloops city council, nearby dispensary owner Carl Anderson and dozens of his customers showed up in council chambers to oppose the application. Anderson’s illegal dispensary,

Same pot, different pricing? Because legal cannabis products are only available from licensed producers, those who visit Chris Lyth’s The Shore Cannabiz Shop can expect similar inventory to that of the government store. However, Lyth said he will try to beat the government store prices. “I have to buy it from the BC Cannabis Distribution [Branch], so the flexibility I have is I can’t sell it cheaper than they’re selling it to me, but I can play around with the price and I am definitely wishing to be price competitive to the government store,” he said. “I would encourage people to come and do price comparisons and find out.” Lyth said stores are given more flexibility when it comes to accessories, but he won’t have a big selection. His store will include sniff jars and menu boards similarly to the government store, though he said his store will have a more relaxed feel and won’t be “fancy.” “I’m different,” Lyth said. “We’re a mom and pop operation. We’re a family-run business.”

across the street from Lyth’s proposed shop, had been operating for more than a decade and claims to serve 6,000 members. See PRIVATE STORE, A17

MICHEAL POTESTIO/KTW Pamela Bragg from Sarkany Management spoke last week to a crowd of about 120 people on the possible pitfalls of legalized recreational cannabis as it relates to employing workers in the trades.

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The importance of having a drug and alcohol policy was stressed to members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association during a talk on newly legalized recreational marijuana use in the workplace. Keynote speaker Pamela Bragg from Sarkany Management touched on the rights and risks to employers in the construction industry during a CHBA event at Columbo Lodge. “Recreational cannabis is the same as liquor in the workplace — it can’t be done,” Bragg said. “Do your salespeople go out and have a glass with customers at lunch? Do they drink on the golf course with customers? We’re not

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talking about that. We’re saying as far as on the workplace, there are no rules — it’s just flat out never.” Bragg noted employers have the right to conduct drug testing, have an impairment-free workplace and terminate employees in violation of drug policies, so long as the policy is compliant with the law. “These are not complex policies,” Bragg told a crowd of about 120 people. “I’m writing one right now. … It’s about eight, nine pages long, including a title page.” Bragg told the crowd employers need to be wary of terminating an employee over drug use as it can lead to a wrongful dismissal claim if not in compliance with the company’s drug policy or the law, or a human rights claim if the employee has an addiction. In some cases, Bragg said, rec-

reational users could be afforded human-rights protections for marijuana use if they prove they have an addiction to it — which is the same for alcohol, prescription drugs, medicinal marijuana and illicit drugs. She said an employer would need to send an employee to a substance-abuse professional or doctor to determine if they are fit to work. “Nine times out of 10, it’s going to be no when it comes to cannabis, but if it’s just CBD, which is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis, they may be able to be accommodated, but it’s not automatic that you accommodate them,” Bragg told the crowd. Bragg said employers need to try to find a suitable job for such employees.

















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BUSINESS Free legal advice at library The Kamloops Library has partnered with local lawyer and mediator Vivienne Beisel to hold a series of family law seminars open to the public. The next seminar is on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the topic of coparenting and creative problem-solving. That will be followed on Thursday, Feb. 21, by a seminar on post-divorce spousal and child support. The events are free, but registration through the library is required. To register online with your library card, visit tnrl. ca or contact the library by emailing questions@ or calling 250372-5145. For more information on the seminars, contact Catherine Schmidt, adult services co-ordinator, by phone at 250-372-5145 or by email at cschmidt@

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The Domtar pulp mill on Mission Flats Road continues to be a significant cog in the city’s economic engine. Domtar’s Kamloops mill uses softwood fibre from sawmills in the region to produce high northern bleached softwood kraft pulp and unbleached softwood kraft for customers from North America, China and Southeast Asia.

The merger of two telecommunications companies means added IT services for Kamloops. Last year, Okanagan Telephone Company and its IT division Connect merged into a single business known as Connect. The merger led to renovations at the OK Telephone location in Kamloops last year, in the 900-block of Victoria Street, which offers help to small to medium-sized businesses with local technical support in areas such as IT infrastructure and cloud management. Connect also has offices in Kelowna and Penticton and has been in the Interior of B.C. for more than 30 years.

When did you last check under the hood of your investments? We've used the analogy that investing can be like a road trip. It can be fun, exciting, and sometimes you take a back seat to let someone else drive. Others dislike road trips and try hard to avoid them. It would seem that there are a few similarities between driving and investing! Before you set out on a long drive, a prudent traveler would want to make sure that their vehicle can get them from point A to B. You would fill up with gas, check car fluids and tires, and make sure you aren't overdue for any servicing or maintenance. All of this is done to try and avoid an unforeseen circumstance preventing you in getting to your destination. Things can still go wrong from time to time, but relying on the Scout motto of "Be Prepared" can improve your odds of success.

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Investing is similar. We save for retirement, often filling up along the way with extra savings or Retirement Savings Plan contributions. However, we find that many investors are not regularly checking under the hood of their investments. What is working? Is something not working the way it should be? What can be done to fix it? Sure, you might still make it to your destination, but rattling and sputtering along is unnerving and leaves yourself open to potential hazards or a serious breakdown. What can you do? Schedule regular "maintenance" visits with your advisor. We feel a good advisor is like a good mechanic reminding you that you are due to come in. Advisors should understand your "destination" and help build a roadmap to help get you there. Annual reviews should be check-ins to see how things are coming along. Detours happen in life, but are you still on track? This should not purely be a focus on investments, but what is going on in your life, what has changed, and are any course corrections needed? After this conversation, we recommend looking at the "engine," or investments.

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A few questions you could ask: 1. Are you on track to achieve your goal(s)? 2. How are your investments doing? What lagged in your portfolio and why? 3. How did your investments perform compared to others? 4. Are changes required now or does it make sense to wait? What is the risk of doing nothing? 5. What do any changes cost? 6. When do we meet next? 2018 was a bumpy ride for many investors. You should feel confident and comfortable with who is helping you get to your destination. If you do not feel you are getting serviced accordingly, perhaps it is time for a change, or at least obtain a second opinion. Until next time…Invest Well. Live Well.

This document was prepared by Eric Davis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor, and Keith Davis, Investment Advisor, for informational purposes only and is subject to change. The contents of this document are not endorsed by TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. which is a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. For more information: 250-314-5124 or Published January 30, 2019.

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U.S. lawmakers won’t support ‘Nafta 2.0’ with tariffs in place: Brady CANADIAN PRESS

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill won’t back the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement until President Donald Trump ends America’s punative restrictions on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, says a key congressional player in the unfolding North American trade drama. Opinions about NAFTA’s replacement vary on both sides of the aisle, but there’s a growing consensus that it won’t pass muster in Congress until the tariffs are lifted — without being replaced by any other managed-trade mechanisms, like import quotas, said Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over international trade. “Key things in my discussions with members, Republicans and Democrats, is that they’re not really willing to consider this agreement until the steel and aluminum tariffs are ensured to be lifted off, including quotas,’’ Brady said Tuesday during a morning appearance at a trade

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In the event there is no appropriate work available, Bragg said, the employee could go on a company’s disability plan or employment insurance. “You can’t fire them,” she said. She also noted that employees with a medicinal prescription don’t get special treatment and cannot be impaired at work. When it comes to conducting preemployment drug testing, employers cannot choose not to hire a person based on a positive result. “You are breaching human rights because you are now making an employment decision not to hire based on a presumed disability,” Bragg said, advising that employers never say a hire was rejected solely due to the results of a drug test. Bragg then asked the crowd if they were conducting reasonable suspicion and post-incident testing. The query was met by silence. “You can — no law is stopping you from doing this type of testing,” she said, noting there are guidelines that must be met to warrant a reasonable suspicion test.

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Approval for Lyth’s application from council meant Anderson could not, without a rezoning application, open a legal shop in his location as it is less than 100 metres from Lyth’s store. Council rubber-stamped Lyth’s application and the province went on to assess

his background. It required documentation, transparency and plenty of time. Lyth said he and his wife had to justify every penny they ever made. “It was very intense,” he said. Lyth is now working to set up his store before inspection and opening. With everything seemingly now in place, The Shore Cannabiz Shop will be

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MASTERS OF FINANCE Liberals’infrastructure program problems detailed in documents JORDAN PRESS


OTTAWA — A large number of small construction transit and water system projects funded through the first phase of the Liberal government’s infrastructure program bogged down the approval process and delayed construction and spending, newly released documents show. An internal analysis obtained by the Canadian Press under the accessto-information law shows almost one-third of the projects Infrastructure Canada financed needed less than $100,000 in government support, but required the same detailed reviews as much bigger projects. The high number of what officials called “low value projects’’ created a bigger workload for officials relative to overall funding, reads a briefing note outlining lessons learned from the first phase of the Liberals’ program. Problems with provinces and territories recommending projects for federal funding are also listed among the many reasons as to why things didn’t move as quickly as planned. In the end, getting projects approved in time for the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons “proved difficult,’’ officials wrote in the March 2018 briefing note to the top official at Infrastructure Canada. The government has been criticized for the slower-than-anticipated pace of infrastructure dollars leaving the federal treasury. The parliamentary budget office has questioned whether the government’s expected economic benefits will materialize as a result of delays in spending and rising interest rates. The Liberals argue tracking federal spending can be misleading because funds only flow once receipts are filed, which causes a lag between when work occurs and money is paid out. A spokeswoman said Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is able to approve projects worth up to $50 million, putting the vast majority of projects under the minister’s authority and reducing timelines for approvals. “Infrastructure Canada’s funding

programs are designed to be flexible enough to support the evolving needs of our provincial and territorial partners,’’ Ann-Clara Vaillancourt said. She said programs also avoid “undue administrative burdens’’ on small-scale projects, such as exempting some projects worth less than $10 million from being tested for its potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Planned federal spending on new roads, bridges, rail projects and water systems has risen to $186 billion over 12 years, with provinces, territories and cities expected to put up varying portions of project costs. The first part of the Liberals’ infrastructure program involved 32 departments handing out $14.4 billion. Infrastructure Canada’s share, about $5.4 billion, targeted repair projects for crumbling transit and water systems that could be done quickly. At some point early in the process — the exact timing is not listed in the briefing note — the government began granting extensions as it became clear provinces and territories were going to miss the two-year deadline for the work to be completed. For transit projects in particular, officials said, many cities forecasted work would wrap in March 2019 — and then experienced delays. Work was also hampered by natural disasters like forest fires and flooding. Short construction seasons contributed further to the delays. Projects in the North and in First Nations communities also proved challenging given limited capacity and weather-related delays. In December 2017, the Liberals granted a blanket extension to March 2020, two years beyond what was planned. It means construction in some cities will continue through the federal election this fall. Conservative infrastructure critic Matt Jeneroux said the briefing note shows the Liberals fumbled their program by underestimating the number of project applications. The briefing note, he said, gives “several excuses why projects are not getting done, but not solutions.’’

E-scooters, bikes and booze delivery part of Uber’s plans for 2019 CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Bikes, booze and e-scooters are part of Uber Canada’s plans for the country in 2019. On Monday, managers from the U.S.-based tech giant revealed priorities they have for the Canadian market in the year ahead, plans they say are meant to expand the giant ride-hailing and food-delivery company and offer a handful of new services to customers. The bulk of the company’s 2019 Canada priorities appear to centre around removing cars from roadways. “We want the Uber app on your cellphone to provide you with access to each type of transit that is relevant for you,” Uber Canada’s general manager Rob Khazzam said. “That means in the future, you are going to open the app and not just see Uber X or an ExpressPool or a Pool in a high-end vehicle. “We are going to increasingly be providing you with access to different modes of transportation that better the journey you are going on.” He hinted that Canadians could soon see public transit partnerships like the company has arranged with Masabi, a mobileticketing firm that works with transit systems, including those in New York, Boston and Los Angeles.

He also teased that e-scooters and bikes are headed Canada’s way, but wouldn’t share when or where. “There will be some nuance, as is always the case for Canada and the wonderful weather we have here,” he said, a quip at the snow that was falling outside Uber’s office in Toronto. “We tend to be nimble in how we expand. We really want to get things right. Particularly for a new mode of transportation, we are going to be really thoughtful in how we test that and demo it.” Uber has partnered with New York-based Jump to bring e-scooters and pedal-assisted electric bikes with GPS to a handful of U.S. cities, but has not delivered the offerings to Canadians. California-based rival Lime has been piloting its e-scooters in Waterloo, Ont., and Bird has reportedly been looking at expanding into the Canadian market. Jump, Lime and Bird have all faced flak because most of their offerings are dockless, allowing users to pick up or leave e-scooters and bikes wherever they choose. In some cities, it has meant abandoned e-scooters and bikes littering streets and sidewalks. Social media has also seen posts in recent months featuring people destroying e-scooters by throwing them off buildings, lighting them on fire, dumping them in the ocean and smashing them on concrete.

“As with all types of business and every part of Uber, safety is a major consideration,” Khazzam stressed. “Expect us, if we do launch those services, to have a point of view on that and be proactive on educating our riders.” The company has its sights set on broadening its Uber Eats offerings. Dan Park, head of Uber Eats Canada, said his team is exploring expanding alcohol delivery to provinces beyond B.C., where the service was launched last year. Ontario and Quebec, he said, are among the markets his team are eyeing first because of their large size and the potential to partner with the LCBO and SAQ, but he sees rolling the service out across the country. “Each province has their own regulatory framework around that,” he said. “There is a really great opportunity around pairing food with wine or beer and we want to focus on that.” Park also indicated Uber Eats could edge into the territory of Ritual, a Toronto-based app that lets users order restaurant food through their app and pick it up. “We have to offer as many options as possible,” he said. “In-dining solutions, whether it is takeout or even in-restaurant are things we are continuing to look at.”



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FINANCIAL MATTERS Saving And Managing Money

ADDRESSING THE FINANCIAL CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN, WITH TIPS MEN CAN USE TOO. WOMEN ARE CENTRE STAGE IN 2018. THEY’RE SPEAKING OUT ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEMANDING CHANGE -AND THERE ARE SIGNS THEY’RE WELL POSITIONED TO GET IT The federal government has a gender-balanced cabinet for the first time in history. Globally, female empowerment, workplace equality and the issues women face are the subjects of daily headlines. And in February, Maclean’s magazine printed two versions of its cover -offering the issue at $6.99 for women and $8.81 for men to draw attention to pay equity and how far we still have to go to achieve it. Financial empowerment is an important frontier for women. They have a lot going for them already. More and more Canadian women are taking their places in university classrooms and corporate boardrooms, suggesting strong earning potential. The wage gap in this country has narrowed as women’s median annual earnings have more than doubled over the past half century. Furthermore, women have a track record of outperformance in investing. So, women may set aside more of their paycheques, but if those paycheques are smaller the dollar amount they save won’t be as high. And while women may get slightly higher investment returns, if those higher returns apply to a smaller asset balance they’ll likely still end up with less. That’s a problem because women often need more savings than men. SUPPORTING TIME OFF WORK. Why do women need more savings? One of the biggest reasons is that women tend to experience more time away from work throughout their lives, whether they’re raising children, caring for relatives or enjoying a longer retirement thanks to greater longevity. Mothers tend to take significantly more time off than fathers after the arrival of a baby, using an average of 31.7 weeks of employment insurance parental benefits compared to the 16.1 weeks used by fathers. And, among families with one or more children under age 16, 16.2 per cent have a mother who stays home, while just 2.0 per cent have a father who stays home. The loss of income during the period a woman spends at home is compounded by the opportunity costs. In addition, more women than men are among the 28 per cent of Canadians who are helping someone with a chronic health problem - and caregiving can turn into a full-time job. For example, seven per cent of people caring for a parent spend 30 or more hours a week doing so. Overall, women caring for ailing family members lost an estimated $221 million in wages every year from 2003 to 2008 because they had to miss work, reduce work hours or leave their jobs.” Then there’s life expectancy. Women’s savings often have to stretch over more years in retirement. For example, women born between 2007 and 2009 can expect to live to 83, while men born in the same period have a life expectancy of 79. That average extra four years will clearly cost more and require additional savings. FORGING AHEAD There are many approaches individual women can take to maximize their earning potential and strengthen their financial position - and they work for men too! 1. NEGOTIATE Negotiate your salary when starting a new job. Employers often have an acceptable range in mind, and starting with a higher number provides a higher base to build on with future raises. Once you’re in a job, lay the groundwork for a salary increase by proactively asking managers for recommendations that will help you do your job better and position you for a raise or promotion. 2. COMMUNICATE Clearly communicate accomplishments as they occur. They’ll help you make the case when the time comes to ask for that raise or promotion - and the case will be stronger if you can put numbers on it. So, if an initiative you spearheaded increased sales, attracted clients or boosted efficiency, find out by how much and share the information widely. 3. RESEARCH Invest some time researching salaries for people in your area who share your title and responsibilities so you’re well informed about your market value. Ask around and do some online searches to find out the going rate for your skill set. At work, be forward-looking and talk to your manager about how you’d like to contribute to the future success of your organization. 4. STUDY To make ongoing raises more likely, think about enhancing your qualifications with additional training and education. Extra credentials can make you more attractive to your current employer, and to other employers too if you decide to change organizations. To speed up your career progress, seek out mentors who can suggest more efficient and effective ways to reach your goals. The wisdom that comes from experience can be invaluable. 5. PREPARE Prepare financially for absences from work. Find out what your province and employer cover in terms of maternity and parental leave, absences related to caring for a critically ill family member, compassionate care leave and bereavement leave. If you’re concerned about coverage gaps, consider building extra savings in an emergency fund so you have money to support you through

unanticipated periods away from work. 6. PROTECT When it comes to financial planning, it’s important to protect the income you earn with appropriate :insurance, such as disability and critical illness protection. Life insurance protection can help preserve your spouse’s and children’s financial security should there be a time when they can no longer rely on your income. 7. INVEST See if you can make your money work harder for you by investing early and often in a diversified portfolio that suits your risk tolerance and time horizon - a professional advisor can be invaluable in designing a long-term investment strategy that is customized to your needs. You may also consider permanent life insurance for tax-free investment growth - a great investment alternative, especially if you’ve already maximized your Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Tax-Free Savings Account investments. If you are a parent, be aware that it’s important to balance planning for children’s needs and your own. Whether you’re saving for children’s postsecondary education or helping adult children with big purchases, make sure your contributions don’t prevent you from pursuing your debt repayment strategy, retirement savings plan or other financial priorities. 8. MAXIMIZE As you approach retirement, develop a plan to maximize retirement income and make it last. Part of that plan may include determining when to start receiving Canada Pension Plan benefits so you can take full advantage of your benefit, and ensure that you apply for the child-rearing provision that discounts lower-earning years you took off to raise children. Another critical element is to structure investments to minimize volatility and deliver a steady stream of income for as long as possible.


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Families can get fit together The buddy system is widely used to help men and women get in shape. Friends can encourage their workout partners to get off the couch on days when their motivation might be waning, and partners can return that favor when the roles are reversed. But the benefits of the buddy system are not exclusive to adults, as families can rely on it to make sure moms, dads and kids each get the exercise they need. Ongoing exercise can help people of all ages control their weight, improve their mental health and mood and reduce their risk for various diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The benefits may go beyond those normally associated with exercise, particularly for young people. A 2009 analysis of the fitness records of 1.2-million Swedish men born between 1950 and 1976 found the

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Dancing isn’t just a fun activity, it’s also a healthy one. While dancing might often be categorized as a recreational activity, such a categorization overlooks the many health benefits of cutting a rug. Dancing is a great cardiovascular exercise that works multiple parts of the body. Routine cardiovascular exercise has been linked to reduced risk for heart disease and other ailments. In addition, a 2009 study from researchers in South Korea found that hip hop dancing can boost mood and lower stress. 2. Schedule daily exercise time: Parents and their children are as busy as ever, so it makes sense to schedule family exercise time, just as you schedule family meals or outings to the museum. Kids who compete in sports may already get enough physical activity each day. Children should

participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, so kids who aren’t playing sports can spend an hour each day sweating alongside mom and dad. 3. Walk after dinner: Families who routinely dine together can delay doing the dishes to walk off their meals. A walk around the neighbourhood after dinner provides solid family time, but it’s also a great way to stay healthy. A 2017 study from researchers at the University of Warwick, published in the International Journal of Obesity, found that people who took 15,000 or more steps each day tended to have healthy body mass indexes (BMIs). That’s an important benefit, as an unhealthy BMI is often a characteristic of obesity. Getting fit as a family can be fun and pay long-term dividends for parents and children alike.

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Picture an overhead view of curling rocks dispersed across the house. Now envision a piece of string connecting the stones, criss-crossing and overlapping itself to create a maze of twine. Listen, now, as iconic curling announcer Vic Rauter explains on a national broadcast how that piece of string represents Kamloops connections to the 2019 Men’s and Women’s B.C. Curling Championships, which will run until Sunday at the West Fraser Centre in Quesnel. “Ken Brown of Kamloops … Remember him from the ’96 and ’97 Briers? Well, he’s coaching the Wenzek rink this week at the B.C. championships, and that team includes third Jared Kolomaya, who lives in the River City,” Rauter begins. “And, did you know that Kolomaya is engaged to Sam Fisher, a former member of the





Corryn Brown rink? Oh, it’s true! The Brown ladies will be vying for gold on the women’s side this week at provincials. And here’s another tidbit for you — Fisher and Kolomaya have qualified for this year’s B.C. Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Abbotsford. Oh, the chemistry!” After a brief shot of action on another sheet, the overhead still shot returns to TV screens across the country. A colour analyst


Wednesday, Jan. 30 BROWN vs. THOMPSON 9 a.m. West Fraser Centre is coaching Tyler’s team. I wonder what it’s like to have your motherin-law as a coach?” Rauter pauses. “Anyhow, Ashley is the Brown rink’s lead. She replaced Sam Fisher,” Rauter says, noting Allison MacInnes of Kamloops coaches Team Brown. “Ashley’s mom, Brenda, is married to Rob Nordin,

who runs the Kamloops Curling Centre, which is Karla Thompson’s home rink. Thompson, who is from Kamloops, is skipping a women’s team this week at the B.C. Scotties in the Gold Pan City.” Folks in the production truck instruct the colour analyst to buy time while Rauter catches his breath. “It doesn’t end there, folks!” Rauter says, adding he may miss one or two connections, but thinks he has them all. “Alyssa Kyllo skips the Vernon-based Slattery rink, but she technically still lives in Kamloops. And curling lovers in the Tournament Capital will be familiar with one Jim Cotter, won’t you? The Kamloops product is aiming for a return to the Brier, this time as skip of his Vernon-and-Kelownabased quartet.” Rauter switches gears, his Kamloops knowledge exhausted and realizing the screen has become an unwatchable mess of string, super-imposed highlighter and curling rocks.


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begins highlighting pieces of string as Rauter trumpets on. “Corryn Brown is Ken’s daughter,” Rauter continues. “Erin Pincott, Team Brown’s third, is engaged to Matt Dunstone, who is from Winnipeg, but lives in Kamloops. Dunstone is representing Canada this week at a Curling World Cup event in Sweden. “Pincott and Dunstone met at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia. From Russia, with love! Dunstone is a busy man. He works for Ken Brown in Kamloops, but skips a Regina-based team that will compete next month at the Saskatchewan men’s championship.” TSN cuts to commercial, breaking up the banality of Rauter’s roll call. “Tyler Klymchuk of Kamloops is skipping a men’s rink this week in Quesnel,” Rauter says, picking up where he left off before the commercial. “Tyler is married to Kamloops product Ashley Klymchuk, whose mother, Brenda,


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Ferguson back on track after struggling with confidence MARTY HASTINGS


ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender Dylan Ferguson flashed leather to make a spectacular save on Spokane Chiefs’ forward Riley Woods at Sandman Centre on Friday.

Clearcut larceny felled Riley Woods and the Spokane Chiefs. Dylan Ferguson’s loose left limb was the widowmaker. The Chiefs were chopped down 3-0 at Sandman Centre on Friday, bucked by the


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glove stop on Woods. The Chiefs were on the power play, down 3-0 and looking for life with four minutes remaining in the third period, when the puck squirted to the 20-yearold Spokane forward from Regina. All he saw was twine. He shot. From foliage in front emerged leather and Woods was bushwhacked. “I don’t know if I saw or thought much,” Ferguson told reporters after the game. “In those type of moments, I kind of just black out and it just comes to me.” That save marked the second time Ferguson ambushed Woods in the third period. The diminutive left shot flew down the left wing and wired a howitzer with about 6:30 remaining in the frame, but Ferguson’s trapper axed Woods’ attempt, a clean cut as there was no rebound. Ferguson followed his first-star performance on Friday by making 33 saves and keeping a clean sheet in the breakaway competition in a 3-2 shootout triumph over the Victoria Royals on Saturday on Mark Recchi Way. The Blazers’ No. 1 goaltender is 13-18-2-0 this season. The 3.18 goals-against average and .906 save percentage indicate inconsistency. He asked to be removed from the crease following the first period of a game against Moose Jaw at Sandman Centre on Jan. 15, with his team down 3-1. The Lantzville product said he was not in the right head space to play and wanted to do what was right for the team. Backup netminder Dylan Garand, 16, took over between the pipes. The Warriors won 5-2. “A lot of people don’t understand,” Blazers’ head coach Serge Lajoie said. “There is a lot going on with these young men. I reserve judge-

ment on the people that question his ability to perform and his mental strength. “He’s a kid that just needed a little bit of a reset.” Ferguson, a Vegas Golden Knights’ signee, returned to the crease to help his squad end a six-game losing streak with back-to-back victories in Prince George on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. “He proved to everybody that when he’s in the right frame of mind and right head space, he’s a tremendous goaltender and tremendous athlete,” Lajoie said. The shutout on Friday was the first of the season for Ferguson and his first ever at Sandman Centre. “It took me four years to get one in the home barn,” Ferguson said. “It feels great. I had a lot of trust in myself. I had a lot of trust in the team.” Garand returned to the crease on Sunday in Kent., Wash, where the Seattle Thunderbirds earned a 5-2 victory over Kamloops (19-25-2-1). Ferguson is expected to get the call on Wednesday against the Vancouver Giants (3112-2-1) at Sandman Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. “The atmosphere around this team lately has been phenomenal,” Ferguson said. “Everyone knows it’s a huge stretch.” IN THE STANDINGS The Kelowna Rockets edged the B.C. Division-leading Giants 4-3 in a shootout at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday. Kelowna (20-24-31) is third in the B.C. Division, three points clear of Kamloops and six points behind the Victoria Royals (24-201-1). Kamloops is one point back of Seattle (19-25-2-1), which holds the second and final wild card playoff position in the Western Conference. The Spokane Chiefs (24-17-2-3) are in the first wild card spot, 11 points ahead of Seattle.

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CHIEVER A P O T of 2018!

SPORTS Karla Thompson squeaked into provincials, earning the eighth and final berth at a playdown in Kamloops earlier this month.



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Karla Thompson was unsure if she would return to curling this season. Each of her three teammates from the rink that won silver at the 2018 B.C. Scotties stepped away from the squad and Thompson was considering doing the same, telling KTW she may rule in favour of spending more time with her young family. “My husband said, ‘You’re a curler. You have to curl,” Thompson said. “My kids, they miss me when I’m gone, but they tell me they want me to curl. “And when you have the opportunity to play with three great curlers, you have to take it.” Third Holly Donaldson of Vancouver, second Megan Daniels of Delta and lead Cassie Savage, who lives in Alberta, joined skip Thompson and coach Garry Vandenberghe of Vernon to form the team. Thompson enjoyed a commendable (travel-filled) season on the B.C. Women’s Curling Tour, but a fifth-place finish left the team short of earning an automatic berth for the B.C. Women’s Curling Championship, which began on Tuesday in Quesnel.

The rink was down to its last life in the provincial playdowns process, playing against Team Daniels of Delta in the B Event final at Kamloops Curling Centre earlier this month. Thompson rode the home crowd to a 7-6 victory, earning the eighth and final spot at the Scotties. “It was nice that it all came together for the last game,” Thompson said. “There were so many people from Kamloops out supporting us.” The Kamloops skip won the 2016 B.C. Scotties in Coquitlam and represented the city at the national championship that year, posting a 2-9 record in Grande Prairie, Alta. Thompson edged Team Brown of Kamloops 5-3 in semifinal play at last year’s provincial championship in Victoria, but fell 11-4 to Van Osch of Nanaimo in the goldmedal contest. Skip Corryn Brown and third Erin Pincott are friends with Thompson, soccer buddies, and the semifinal clash has come up in conversation. “Once in a while, it comes up,” Thompson said. “When we’re on the ice, we’re competitors. Off the ice, we’re actually all pretty good friends. “They’re a great team. When we play

them, we have to have a great game.” The Kamloops rinks are scheduled to lock horns at 9 a.m. on Wednesday in Draw 4 at the Scotties. Brown said her team, no longer a rookie outfit on the women’s circuit, as it was in 2018, will be better prepared for high-stakes action this year. “We left a little bit on the table at the end of last year,” Brown said. “We weren’t able to finish it off. We’re pretty hungry to get back here and hope we can finish it off.” Second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk round out the Brown rink, along with coach Allison MacInnes. Klymchuk replaced Sam Fisher, who left the team following the 2017-2018 season. Team Brown is having a stellar 2018-2019 campaign, winning the provincial tour and earning qualification to the Scotties as the No. 1-ranked B.C. team in the country. The quartet has earned about $16,000 this season. Booking a trip to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, set to run from Feb. 16 to Feb. 24 in Sydney, N.S., would turn a great season into a spectacular one. “I remember watching the Scotties with Erin, hoping we’d get there one day, watching Colleen Jones and

Jennifer Jones when we were little,” Brown said. “You always dream of it. “But when you’re at the event, you can’t think too far ahead of the next game.”

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KTW FILE PHOTO Emily Vilac of Kamloops has played her last U Sports basketball game at the TCC.

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all three played really well. It was a really nice evening, for sure.” The WolfPack will finish the season next weekend with two games against the Dinos (15-3) in Calgary. “Tonight was a little bittersweet,” Ferguson said. “I’ve been blessed to be a part of so many young ladies’ journeys here at the university and it’s been one of the

HANGING BY A THREAD Four straight losses have left the TRU WolfPack men’s basketball team in a precarious position. Manitoba (9-9) earned two victories over TRU (6-12) at the TCC this weekend — 73-66 on Saturday and 64-54 on Friday — to severely damage the Pack’s playoff aspirations. The top 12 teams in Canada West will quali-

fy for the post-season. TRU is 14th, two points behind UBC Okanagan (7-13) and Mount Royal (7-11), which are tied for 12th. The WolfPack have two games remaining on their Canada West schedule, both in Calgary against the undefeated Dinos (180). Calgary will play host next weekend. Mount Royal will twice play the Bobcats (3-15) in Brandon next weekend. — with files from TRU Sports Information

Kootenay Ice will move to Winnipeg CRANBROOK — The Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice will relocate to Winnipeg before the start of the 2019-2020 season. The league officially announced the move at a media conference in Cranbrook on Tuesday. The Ice have been playing in Cranbrook since moving to the British Columbia Interior from Edmonton in 1998. The team won the WHL championship and Memorial Cup in 2002 and also won league titles in 2000 and 2011. “The WHL appreciates the support we have received from the City of Cranbrook, the corporate community, and, in particular, hockey fans in the East Kootenay region,’’ WHL commissioner Ron Robison said. “It is a difficult decision, but given low attendance trends and the support required to operate a WHL club, it is necessary to move the franchise to a market where it can be sustainable on a long-term basis.’’ Major junior hockey will return to Winnipeg for the first time since the Warriors relocated to Moose Jaw in 1984. The Ice will join in Winnipeg the NHL’s Jets and the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose. — Canadian Press

Skip Klymchuk suffers defeat at provincials MARTY HASTINGS


Tyler Klymchuk’s second trip to the men’s provincial curling championship will be a lot different than his first. The 26-year-old Kamloops resident played second for the Brent Yamada rink that failed to reach the playoffs at the 2014 B.C. Men’s Curling Championship in Vancouver. Klymchuk is now the man in charge, skipping his team of Corey Chester of Victoria, Kyle Habkirk of Coquitlam and Rhys Gamache of Langley, a rink that formed late in the summer and snuck into provincials in December. “It’s definitely a different role,” Klymchuk said. “It’s back to what I would normally play. I’m not the best

sweeper. I’m better standing in the house sometimes.” The B.C. Curling Championships began on Tuesday in Quesnel. “We took the long road to get there, but we’re all just really happy to make it to provincials and excited to get it going here,” Klymchuk said. Team Montgomery of Victoria bested Klymchuk 12-5 in their Draw 1 A Event matchup on Tuesday. The Kamloops skip will be in B Event action at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. His opponent had not been determined as of KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday. Team Klymchuk’s sixthplace finish on the B.C. Curling Tour was not good enough to earn automatic qualification for provincials.

With the qualification window closing, Klymchuk won the C event at a playdown in Tsawwassen to claim the 11th of 12 available berths. Chester, Gamache and Klymchuk each have experience playing at the B.C. championship. Habkirk graduated from the junior ranks last season and is getting his first taste of men’s provincials this week. “It’s been a little bit up and down this season,” Klymchuk said. “Some good moments and some areas we need to improve on, but we’re fairly young and a newly formed team. There is going to be some growing pains.” Klymchuk’s wife, Ashley, plays lead for the Kamloopsbased Corryn Brown rink, which is in action this week

on the women’s side at provincials in Quesnel. Brenda Nordin, Ashley’s mom, is coaching the Klymchuk rink. “My mother-in-law, yes,” Klymchuk said with a laugh. “I’m pretty close with my family. Ashley’s sisters all curl, too. Her dad [Rob Nordin] is the manager at the Kamloops Curling Club. “We’re kind of used to being around each other in a curling atmosphere. It’s just business as usual.” The men’s final is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, with the winner advancing to the Tim Hortons Brier, which will run from March 2 to March 10 in Brandon. “We put a lot into it this year,” Klymchuk said. “Hopefully, we can play well and have a good week.”

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July 1940 – December 2018

Charlene Blackwell (née Moat) was born in Vancouver and studied at UVic and UBC. She was a much loved creative kindergarten teacher and then an elementary school principal in Kamloops. Stretching out into a new adventure she and her husband Gordon became owner/operators of a hotel, did some fix and flips and a number of jobs before she became a casino manager. Charlene was a vibrant person taking on many adventures as a pilot of their own plane travelling up and down the West Coast and sailing their boat around the Gulf Islands. She was an avid reader, a lifelong student and a musician playing the piano for her enjoyment and with friends. Through times of difficulty Charlene kept a positive outlook and never gave up. Throughout her life Charlene liked to connect with people in her kind thoughtful way. This treasured lady will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years Gordon, her two sisters Valerie and Bonnie and numerous friends. Appreciation and gratitude is extended to the staff at Mount St. Mary Hospital for the compassionate end of life care given to Charlene. Donations in remembrance of Charlene may be made to Mount St. Mary Hospital, 861 Fairfield Rd., Victoria, BC, V8V 5A9 or

Mary-Lynne Harding

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary-Lynne Harding (née Flieger), after a brief illness Mary-Lynne passed away at Royal Inland Hospital on January 11, 2019. Mary-Lynne is survived by her son Guy (Marlies) Harding and beloved granddaughters Justine and Lylah of Vernon, daughter Melinda Harding of Kamloops, sister Neva (Robert) Strand of Keremeos, brother Robert Flieger of Kamloops, cousins Cathie and Steve Scheidegger of Kamloops and close friends. She is fondly remembered by nephews Gary Berg, Robert Berg, David Berg, Aaron Flieger and nieces Diana Flieger, Simone Flieger, Linda Flieger, Linda McMillan, Barb MacEwan, Cari Mutch and Elaine Sinclair. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Rose Flieger, brothers George and Donald Flieger, sister Margaret Berg (née Flieger) and husband Ray Harding. Mary-Lynne moved with her family to Kamloops in 1954 from Turner Valley, Alberta. In addition to being a devoted and supportive daughter to Rose and Roy, she was a loving and supportive homemaker to Ray, Guy and Melinda. Mary-Lynne’s many interests kept her active in the North Kamloops community. She held a life-long passion for family history that led her to serve as vicepresident and president of the Kamloops Family History Society from 1990 to 1991. Her passion resulted in the authorship of three thoroughly researched books on her lineage. For many years, she was active in doll collecting and scrapbooking circles. She will be long remembered by family and many friends for her engaging conversations, inquisitive mind, warm, generous spirit and ever-present pots of tea. A Celebration of Mary-Lynne’s Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2018 at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops. In lieu of flower or gifts, please donate to Royal Inland Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Born in Holland in 1933, Bill died in Kelowna, BC on January 17, 2019. Immigrating to Canada in 1953, he built his professional life in the automotive business in Vancouver, Lillooet and Kamloops, BC. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Tina, three daughters; Shirley, June and Debbie and their families, many friends and a large, extended family in the Netherlands. An avid outdoorsman, it was never too early or too cold to go ice fishing and many a friend enjoyed his smoked salmon and canned trout. The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Cottonwoods. Honoring his wishes, there will not be a funeral. Condolences may be sent to the family by or by mail c/o Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V8.

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Reg Mitchell (Reginald James Mitchell) July 16, 1934 – January 22, 2019

Reg was born in Nelson, BC to Alexander and Dorothy Mitchell and was the youngest of three children. He grew up in Trail, BC and in his youth was active in sports and got into as much mischief as he possibly could. In 1955, Reg met the love of his life Anita and they married the following year. Together they raised four children in Kamloops. Reg was proud of his family and was supportive of all of their activities. He was involved in sports throughout his life including fishing, swimming, hockey, lacrosse, softball, curling, skiing, golfing and camping and he was also a loyal Kamloops Blazers fan. Reg joined Kamloops Pulp and Paper in 1964 and continued working for Weyerhaeuser until his retirement. Community involvement was important and he was always quick to volunteer. Reg was predeceased by Anita in 2013 and son-in-law Joe in 2018. He is survived by his children Colleen (Miles) of Edmonton, Marcy (Rand) of Ottawa, Mike (Myrna and granddaughter Amanda) of Kamloops and Sue (Joe and grandson Jarod) of Kelowna. Dad made it very clear in his later years that the most important thing to him was his loyal dog Lacey, who is missing him dearly. Reg passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Special thanks go out to Dr. Mekhail, all the teams at Royal Inland Hospital and staff and friends at Chartwell. A Celebration of Life will be held at Schoenings, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. Donations in his memory can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9. (250)372-1336 On-line condolences may be expressed at

Barbara L. MacKinnon

(née Hemphill) Barbara L. MacKinnon (née Hemphill) passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC on January 17, 2019 at 90 years of age after a brief illness. Barbara is survived by her three sons and their wives, David (Heather) of Squamish, Bruce (Alison) of Kamloops, Mark (Chris) of Victoria and her grandchildren Sean, Milo, Cole, Craig, Ethan and Kirsten. She is predeceased by her husband Grant, brother David Hemphill and sister Pat Zondag (née Hemphill). Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1928, Barbara moved to Vancouver with her family at the age of 12. It was there that she met her beloved husband and partner in all things. They married on Christmas Eve of 1951 and moved to Regina to build their first home and welcome sons David and Bruce. In 1957, they moved to Kamloops. There Grant designed and built the home where Barbara resided for the rest of her life. She was proud to be a full time Mom and homemaker, cherishing family life with her husband and children which now included their third son Mark. Following Grant’s passing in 1992, she maintained a resolutely independent life, determined to spend the rest of her days in her own home. Thoughts of her dear Grant were never far from her mind. Barbara loved children. She was never too busy to read to a small child or play interminable games of “Who’s the Thief”. Equally passionate about her crafts, she spent countless hours crocheting, quilting, sewing, and knitting. Over the years she donated many outfits to the Royal Inland Hospital Auxiliary.

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First Memorial Funeral Service 250-554-2429 She also loved to bake and putter in her garden which she did both at home and at their cabin at Shuswap Lake. It became her precious summer retreat, where she and Mark spent most of their summers while he was growing up. Through the years Barbara and Grant, along with their family and friends, enjoyed many good times “at the lake”. In later years as Barbara required increasing assistance with life’s little challenges, her daughter-in-law Alison became a trusted and much appreciated friend, personal assistant and caregiver. The family wishes to thank Dr. Anders and his receptionist Tammy for their many years of service and compassion. Barbara was uncertain about leaving her longtime home near the end of her life, but once settled into her room at the Hospice, she frequently commented on how wonderful and caring all the amazing nurses and volunteers were and couldn’t stop saying thank you. At Barbara’s request there will be no service. Cremation will take place and interment will follow at a later date at Hillside Cemetery beside her cherished husband Grant. For those who wish to make a memorial donation, the family requests they be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. On-line condolences may be expressed at

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Simon Hubertus Stryk Simon Hubertus Stryk of Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019 at 80 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Ria Stryk, his children Eric Stryk, Joanne Lappin, Yvonne (Dan) Trarup and Michelle Stryk, his grandchildren Angela Kiesman, Kody (Trish) LaFleur, Logan Stryk, Hannah (Anthony) Cavacece, Mathew Lappin, Nick (Desiree) Trarup, Jen (Josh) Trarup and Taylor Ross and six great-grandchildren. Sim (Simon) Stryk was born on September 18, 1938 in the Netherlands where he lived until coming to Canada by boat in 1958 upon the successful completion of an Architecture and Structural Engineering Degree, Sim started out working in sawmills and logging in northern BC before marrying the love of his life Ria and settling in Vancouver at H.A. Simons Engineering for 13 ½ years. In 1974, he moved his family up to Kamloops where he started S.H.S Design & Drafting Inc. After semi-retirement in 2004, Sim enjoyed raising livestock at his hobby farm on Monte Creek Hill. Sim was a volunteer for the Heart & Stroke Foundation for 10 years where he canvassed and coordinated for the February door-to-door campaign where he really enjoyed chatting with the locals. He will be remembered for his friendly banter and his larger-than-life spirit for the great outdoors! A Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Monte Creek at St. Peter’s Anglican Church with The Reverend Canon Sandra Sugden officiating. Special thanks to Kim Nobert at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from

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Glen (Charles Glen) Burrell Glen Burrell passed away on January 14, 2019 in Kamloops Hospice. Glen was predeceased by his caring wife Roseanna last winter. He is survived by his two daughters Brenda (Ken) Christian and Kathy (David) Elliott. Glen was tremendously proud of his five grandchildren Nicholas (Melissa), Vanessa, Justine (Blair) Jonathan and Taryn. He always attended their major events and even befriended their friends. Recently Glen had a great grandson Rowen Reid Smith who he called Gizmo. Glen is also survived by his older sister Barb Brooks in Ontario. Glen was born in Ridgetown, Ontario on Christmas Day 1934. He was honest, unpretentious and hard working. He worked for Manitoba Telephone for many years before moving to Kamloops in 1972. He drove cat on the chip pile at Weyerhaeuser (Domtar) and then moved to security in the guard shack. In retirement, Glen became an ambassador at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC). The TCC was Glen’s house. He became friends with the staff, patrons and particularly became the Number One Fan of the TRU Wolfpack. He was “Gramps” to many student athletes over the past decade. Glen had an incredible sense of old school blue collar humour. His one-liners seamed endless and his timing was always on point. Although many will remember Glen for his humour, one of his best traits was to instantaneously connect with people of all generations from kids to seniors.

Glen Jardine passed peacefully last Thursday after five long years with dementia. He will be missed by his wife Ruth and her family (Grant, Erin and children), his five kids Gary, Dawne, Tracy, Brent and Kevin, their partners, 20 grand and great-grandchildren and his brother Mac. He was predeceased by his wife Irene in 1999, his brother Ross and sister Gay.

He travelled many beautiful places and shared many great moments and laughs with his wife of the past 16 years Ruth. These were rich years for Glen, always smiling, always present.

Growing up above his parent’s hardware store on Victoria Street fueled the desire for Glen to open his own store one block away in 1960. Over the next 30 years, Kamloops Sport Shop, was ran with the values Glen brought to work every single day, it became a focal point in a vibrant downtown, a place where active families and friends gathered. Glen and his wife Irene worked closely together, they were a dynamic team.

Dad, we are grateful for the example you set for working hard and having fun in the process. Your dedication to the task at hand will never be forgotten, whether we were working together in the store or building the family cabin, you demonstrated what a life of integrity looked like. Where your word was golden.

In Glen’s later years after retiring from the business, he took his gifts of dedication, commitment and reliability and focused them on his family and friends and deservedly himself. Countless hours spent with his children and grandchildren at home, Sun Peaks and the Shuswap.

Glen often got names wrong or mixed up. It was not intentional, it was just a reflection of how many people he knew. He lived for the swag he collected and in the end was the only one in hospice with a Miami Heat flat brim ball cap. In his final days a new nurse came into his room to provide care and within minutes Glen had her laughing to which she said “Wow, you are a special one”. The family is so appreciative of the many who have reached out since Glen became ill. Neighbours, athletes, custodians, coaches and old friends; your kindness will never be forgotten. The hospice staff and Dr. Tracey Smillie made Glen’s final journey peaceful. A Celebration of Life for Glen and Roseanna Burrell will be held Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the First Valley Lounge at the Sandman Centre arena at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the TRU Foundation in support of athletics or the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. Drake Cremation and Funeral Services have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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He thoroughly enjoyed his many projects, fixing and improving things; making them the best they could be.

Glen was a true gentleman. His loyalty to his family, staff, customers and the community of Kamloops itself was exemplary. He loved his role of serving people. His 45 year sponsorship of the Bantam Blazers Hockey team also reflected his commitment to the sporting community.

Everyone that knew him cherished the memories of chatting and laughing with him. Pay it forward. Play Hard. Laugh every day.

Thank you Dad for your humility, your sense of honour and your dignity. You were an incredible role model for all those around you, especially your five kids and grandchildren.

J. Brent Olsen It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brent on January 26, 2019. Brent was a loving husband and father, an avid outdoorsman and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents Floyd and Georgena, two older sisters Marjorie and Myrna and infant son Chad. Brent is survived by his loving wife Karen, his children Jeff (Vanessa), Brian (Kathalina), Emily and Eric, seven grandchildren Tayla, Josh, Claira, Emma, Xyla, Alexander and Zachary, his sisters Lorraine and Mary and his brother George (Susanna), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Brent was born in Cardston, Alberta in 1952 and grew up in Levitt, Alberta. In 1974, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the first Forestry program offered by the University of Alberta. Brent began his 40 year career as a Forester with the BC Provincial government in Victoria and it was there that he met his wife Karen. After they were married, Brent and Karen moved to Kamloops and lived there happily for 40 years as they raised their family and became part of the community. Brent loved the outdoors and considered himself fortunate to spend his career enjoying all of God’s beautiful creations. His favourite past time was fishing, which he did year round. He was also an avid bird watcher and nature photographer. Brent loved to share his enthusiasm of the outdoors with youth through his involvement in Scouts Canada for over 30 years. He spent many years taking school classes on nature walks where he affectionately earned the title “Mr. Forestry Man.”

Kamloops Seniors Village and its hard working staff deserve a big thank you for their efforts to make Glen’s last years as comfortable as possible.

Brent’s service extended from his involvement with the Kamloops Square Dancers, where he served as president for two years, to his devotion to his faith through his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was always looking for ways to help others and through his thoughtfulness, he blessed countless lives.

Glen’s Memorial service will be held this summer in July - details to follow.

Funeral services will be held for Brent on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Avenue, Kamloops. All are welcome to attend.

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2015 CHRYSLER 200 Like new only 15000 km, white exterior, & interior leather $27,500 obo call 250-819-0918 or 250-5543331

Brand New Westsyde 3bdrm 2bth w/garage $2500 plus util n/s, n/p (250) 682-5338

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

Transportation Antiques / Classics

Fitness/Exercise WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 2 issues a week!


call 250-374-0462

ONLY $35.00(plus Tax)

for a route near you!

Landscaping Cleaning Services

*some restrictions apply call for details

Springs Home Cleaning Services

Homes for Rent

1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794.

N/Shore 3bdrms, 2bath, W/D, DW. Garage, fenced yard. $1900/mo +util. 778-471-1740

1978 Ford T. Bird hardtop. 160,000kms. One owner, like new. $2695. 250-374-8285.

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale


Auto Accessories/Parts 4-Avalanche X-treme winters on rims 275/60/R20 fits 1/2T Dodge truck 5-stud. $1450. 250-573-5635. 4-Goodyear Noridc winter tires. P215/65/R17 on winter rims. $400/obo. 250-375-2375. 4 - Goodyear Winter tires with rims. 215/75/R15. off GMC Sonoma $200. 250-377-3002.

Cars - Domestic


BLUE TARPS 10X8 weave (Medium Duty) STARTING AT $$2.69 2.19

WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)

Off Road Vehicles

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

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




1994 Fleetwood Cobra 37.5 ft. 5th Wheel. $6000 trade for 1 ton diesel p/up 250-299-9342.

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

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

Commercial/ Industrial

14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

STARTING AT $$5.49 6.79


Seniors Discounts

Bushwacker Contracting





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

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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Expedition. 200,000+kms. New brakes. Runs well. $3,700. 372-5033.

Commercial/ Industrial

2013 Buick Encore AWD. Auto. Fully loaded. Remote Start. $10,000. 250-819-0227.




Why suffer Employment/ Licensing loss? Travel/ Business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US Entry Waiver. Record Purge. File Destruction. Free Consultation 1-800-347-2540.



$5300 Plus Tax

2013 Hyundai Tucson BLACK. Clean title, FWD, 108,000km, 2 sets of tires. $10,400/obo 250-319-8292 for info.

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Trucks & Vans

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape runs great $2900obo Call (250) 571-2107

Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply

Scrap Car Removal

Add an extra line to your ad for $10

SOLD Turn your 250-371-4949 * RESTRICTIONS APPLY

Scrap Car Removal


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248 TRANQUILLE RD, NORTH SHORE - KAMLOOPS 250376-2714 • OUT OF TOWN CALL 1-800-665-4533


Trucks & Vans



Packages start at


Scrap Car Removal

Call: 250-371-4949

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




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


ask us about our


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

Run until sold



STARTING AT $$3.99 4.49


Tree Pruning & Removal Free Estimates

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

New Price $56.00+tax

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Excellent condition. $12,900. 250-374-1541.





1989 Mercedes 560 SEC. 61,000kms. Hagerty Appraisals #2 car $10,000USD. Selling $10,000 CDN 250-574-3794

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

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


for more information

Home Improvements


Suites, Lower 1BDRM Sep. Entr. Shared Lndry. N/S N/P $900/mo+DD+ ref’s, util. incl. Brock 554-2228 Avail. w/ref. 2bdrm Kit/liv, sep ent, patio, nice yrd $950 376-0633







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WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2019


Have your say on the best places and faces in


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

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

Name: Address: City:



Best place for a birthday dinner ______________________________________________

Best place for girls’ night out ________________________________________________

Best place for an anniversary dinner _________________________________________

Best place to celebrate your kid’s birthday ____________________________________

Best place for a Valentine’s dinner ___________________________________________

Best place for your first legal drink ___________________________________________

Best place for a first date ____________________________________________________

Best dining with a view______________________________________________________

Best place to take guests from out of town ___________________________________

Best washroom facilities ____________________________________________________

Best place to eat for under $10 ______________________________________________

Restaurant with most diverse menu __________________________________________

Best place to watch the big game ____________________________________________

Best late-night restaurant ___________________________________________________

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

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

Best place to go after the movies ____________________________________________

(Name of person and name of establisment)

Best place to go after the blazers game ______________________________________

Best bartender _____________________________________________________________

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

Vote online at

(Name of person and name of establisment)


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


Best chef___________________________________________________________________ (Name of person and name of establisment)


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


WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2019










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