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Legendary OLPH teacher and coach Jack Isenor is stepping down after nearly 40 years at the North Shore school. Also retiring is longtime teacher Mark Backmeyer. KTW’s Marty Hastings writes about the indelible bond the pair created at the tight-knit school. STORY/A30. DAVE EAGLES/KTW


A Kamloops gangster believed to have been controlling the majority of the city’s fentanyl supply in 2017 has been sentenced to a decade in a federal prison. Erwin Dagle, a high-ranking member of the Red Scorpions gang in Kamloops, was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday to spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The 24-year-old was arrested twice in a five-month span in 2017 in connection with large seizures of drugs and cash. Federal Crown prosecutor Anthony Varesi said a March 30, 2017, bust at Dagle’s Sun Rivers home turned up an assortment of hard drugs, including fentanyl and carfentanil, with an estimated street value of $250,000. An Aug. 24, 2017, raid at a Columbia Street motel where Dagle had been arrested while leaving moments earlier resulted in the seizure of about $176,000 worth of drugs. Police also seized more than $20,000 in cash. “These are extremely serious offences,” Varesi said.

“It’s quite possible that the majority of fentanyl in the city was coming from Mr. Dagle’s residence and the hotel room.” Varesi told court that police in Kamloops became aware about Red Scorpions involved in the local drug trade in October 2016 and Dagle soon popped up on the radar of investigators. By January 2017, Varesi said, Dagle had “assumed more responsibilities” within the gang. The Sun Rivers bust turned up 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, 717 grams of meth, 448 grams of fentanyl and 56 grams of a mixture of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Police also seized more than $5,600 in cash, two scales, a replica gun and packaging materials. The motel raid resulted in the seizure of 1,040 grams of cocaine, 458 grams of meth, 238 grams of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin and 167 grams of fentanyl. Police also found more than 32 grams of fentanyl and $16,000 cash in a backpack Dagle was carrying. Defence lawyer John Gustafson said Dagle was born in the Philippines and grew up mainly in Calgary. See DAGLE, A4

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Chief Rosanne Casimir (left) and Mayor Ken Christian sign a cultural heritage letter of understanding between the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups te Secwépemc on Tuesday morning in the band’s council chambers. Joining in witnessing the official signing of the letter of understanding on negotiation and formalization of cultural heritage protocol agreement are Tk’emlups te Secwépemc members and Kamloops city councillors.

Stone, Milobar air grievances with chamber City MLAs critical of B.C.’s NDP government during post-budget luncheon with Kamloops business leaders SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce played host to Kamloops MLAs Todd Stone and Peter Milobar at its quarterly luncheon on Friday, when the two B.C. Liberals outlined what the provincial budget got right and what it got wrong — from their perspectives. Beginning with the positives, the pair called increased funding for child care, mental health foster parents and disability rates, and the elimination of interest on the B.C. portion of student loans, worthy investments. At the local level, Stone said the inclusion of Royal Inland Hospital’s phase two of development was a positive, but noted that, “at this point, it would have been virtually impossible to cancel.” He labelled as negatives the further delays to the widening of the Trans-Canada Highway from Hoffman’s Bluff through Chase

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What Stone seemed most eager to talk about, however, was the cancellation of a planned new headquarters in Kamloops for the B.C. Lottery Corporation, which came to light in January. “We need to be outraged about this as a community,” Stone told the room of city business leaders at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre. “The reason this matters, it’s not just about a shiny new corporate building at the western gateway to the downtown core,” he said. “It’s what goes in that building. There are 200 to 250 net new jobs that were going to be created

in Kamloops — if there was a new building put in,” Stone said. Stone said the current building is “in many regards not safe,” and that many employees inside are working in “sub-par” working conditions. “It represents a fundamental broken promise to the people of Kamloops that will have a huge impact on the economy of this city and on the downtown core,” he said. Stone said his efforts, and those of former MLA Terry Lake, are responsible for how far BCLC has come since 2013, with more of the corporation’s executives now living in Kamloops. He said another piece of the puzzle when it comes to improvement was supposed to be the new headquarters.

“It was all ready go. I was in cabinet and helped author the documents. This was a done deal. We had initiated the tendering process,” he said.


Stone and Milobar also took issue with how the government had laid out its plans for taxation. “The speculation tax doesn’t impact us here directly — yet — but those in real estate and construction know that it’s having a chilling effect, even here, because there’s no guarantee we won’t have a speculation tax next year or the year after,” Stone said. On the positive side, Stone acknowledged that B.C. has one of the lowest debt-to-GDP ratios in the country and attributed the statistic to his party’s tenure, from 2001 to 2017. Milobar detailed his issues with the carbon tax and said the changes amount to a tax increase because the NDP’s version of the carbon tax is no longer revenueneutral, as it was under the previ-

ous B.C. Liberal government. Milobar also took issue with the employer health tax, which is the result of the NDP government’s decision to have employers cover medical services plan premiums. “They’re being very disingenuous when they say they have eliminated MSP,” he said.


Stone presented the idea that ICBC’s fiscal situation is not necessarily as it seems. “The NDP inherited a fiscal situation at ICBC whereby the Crown corporation was forecasting a loss of about $225 million,” Stone said. “In less than four months, they turned that — somehow, we think ‘creative accounting’ — into a $1.3-billion loss,” Stone said. He said he doesn’t believe the NDP can solve ICBC’s financial situation in the next 12 months without a dramatic increase to rates. Stone called the public insurer a “significant risk” to the overall fiscal situation of the province.

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“He will be effectively giving up the rest of his 20s and early 30s,” Gustafson said. “That said, he will have vocational training available to him [in federal prison] and his young years do bode well for his future success in the community.” When asked during sentencing, Dagle told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nitya Iyer he had nothing to say. In addition to prison time, Dagle will be bound by a 10-year firearms prohibition once his sentence concludes. He was also ordered to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database. After being given credit for time served, Dagle has nearly nine years remaining on his sentence. Dagle is believed to have been work-

ing closely with Konaam Shirzad before Shirzad was shot to death outside his Guerin Creek home on Sept. 21, 2017. Shirzad was one of the founders of the Red Scorpions, the gang behind the 2007 Surrey Six slayings in which six people were executed in a high-rise condo unit — including two innocent passersby. Prior to his death, Shirzad owned a North Kamloops gym. Dagle was spotted by police delivering a suitcase to a vehicle at Shirzad’s gym moments before his arrest in March 2017. No arrests have been made in connection with Shirzad’s murder, though police say they have identified suspects. Alleged Red Scorpions associate Nathan Townsend sat in the courtroom gallery on Tuesday during Dagle’s sentencing hearing.

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Some local vocal talent was injected into Sunday’s Foreigner concert as students from the Kamloops School of the Arts rocked the Sandman Centre with the iconic 1980s rock band. The 25 students provided backup vocals to the band’s hit song I Want to Know What Love Is. “They were amazing to watch,” said Shannon Ablit, a stenographer with the Kamloops-Thompson school district who took video of the performance on her phone. “It’s not every day you get a chance to put yourself out there like this,” Grade 11 student Rebekah Seafoot said. “It’s amazing.” To view video and see photos from of the show, go online to kamloops and click on the Entertainment tab. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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In addition, the board chair, Kamloopsarea resident Ken Gillis, would see an increase of 18 per cent (to $46,300 from $39,100), while the vice-chair, Steven Rice of Spences Bridge, would see an increase of 27 per cent (to $28,200 from $22,213). As well, per meeting pay would increase to $160 from $150 and emergency response pay would be created, at $160 per meeting. There would also be an increase in the per-kilometre travel rate, to 58 cents from 55 cents. The TNRD board will consider the proposed pay raise for ratification at its next board meeting, which is scheduled to be held on March 14. The changes were proposed based on average remuneration of nine surrounding regional districts, which is the way the TNRD has historically calculated remuneration. Some districts increased their wages recently to compensate for federal legislative changes that eliminated a one-third tax break for politicians.


A Kamloops city councillor and regional district director said he voted against sending a proposed pay raise to the ThompsonNicola Regional District’s next board meeting because he felt the process lacked public engagement. Coun. Arjun Singh told KTW he voted in opposition last Friday, during a regional district committee of the whole meeting, because he wanted to better include the public. “There should be a little more public involvement,” he said, noting political pay raises are always an “awkward conversation.” The proposed increase would give electoral area directors an increase of 19 per cent (to $23,700 from $19,875), while municipal directors (including the five Kamloops council members on the board) would see an increase of 11 per cent (to $14,400 from $13,028).

Murder suspect nabbed in Langley One of two men wanted in connection with the Feb. 15 shooting death of Jason Glover has been arrested in the Lower Mainland. Hugh Alexander McIntosh, 51, was arrested in Langley on Tuesday morning. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the arrest was made without incident. Still at large is 35-year-old Gordie Braaten. Both men are charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting death of 39-year-old Glover and the shooting of 50-yearold Kelly Callfas, who was hospitalized. The shootings took place in a residence in the 1900-block of Tranquille Road.

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Seniors will have access to subsidized housing, amenities and a resource and information centre in downtown Kamloops as the Centre for Seniors Information and BC Housing continue to work on a project at the corner of Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue. CSI executive director Brenda Prevost told KTW the 112-unit, sixstorey development is expected to open in the fall of 2020. “We are already taking preapplications that are just general information at this point and we’ve already got about 60 applications,” Prevost said. “There is definitely demand.” On Tuesday, Kamloops council approved the project’s housing agreement and development permit. The seniors building will include 15 studio units, 76 onebedroom units, 16 one-bedroom plus den units and five twobedroom units, along with underground parking, a central courtyard, two rooftop terraces, amenity rooms, storage areas and laundry. Prevost said the area was desirable for such a project due to the availability of nearby amenities — transit, shops, parks and public space — and flat and accessible nature of the area. The properties located at 612, 630, 632 and 634 Victoria St., previously housed a movie theatre,

A rendering of what the seniors project at Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue will look like once completed.

which was vacant for many years, and other storefronts before it was recently bulldozed to pave way for the project. Prevost said much consideration went into accessibility, in addition to how the building looks on the outside in a key downtown location. The building will include brick veneer and cedar-looking panels, while glazing, balconies and canopies are expected to provide visual interest. The corner of the building at Sixth Avenue and Victoria Street will also be set back to create a sense of openness and space at the pedestrian level and a distinctive architectural element. “The walkways will be wider and they’ll also have the bulbedout corner, where it’s going to be easier access for walkers, wheelchairs, that kind of thing, if we’ve got people that are living there with disabilities,” Prevost said. “A lot of

consideration put into that. Easy access, ramping put into the centre where the offices, entrance would be located.” CSI currently operates an activity centre in the Brock Shopping Centre and an information centre in Northills Shopping Centre, both of which will continue to operate with the additional downtown location. Prevost said the organization is “thrilled” to offer seniors services downtown, including income tax, information on government programs and services, documents, forms and advocacy. “Help with elder abuse will also be available at the downtown office,” she said. In 2020, the city is planning to reduce to two lanes Victoria Street in the 500- and 600-blocks to create a more walkable area similar to that found in the 100- to 400-blocks of Victoria Street.

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Move afoot in TNRD to better tabulate directors’ ballots JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER


seemingly ordinary vote has led to questions about transparency at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. On Feb. 14, directors were asked to vote on a motion to send a resolution related to online voting to the Southern Interior Local Government Association conference in March. “All in favour?” TNRD chair Ken Gillis asked. An untold number of hands shot up. “Hold them up, please,” Gillis said. “Carried.” Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine, however, was not in favour and wanted that made clear in meeting minutes. Area P director Mel Rothenburger also wanted his “no” vote documented and took things a step further, asking that his future opposition to motions be recorded. Gillis, however, said it would be “cumbersome,” due to the large number — 26 — of directors on the regional district board. “We have to look at changing the system for these things,” Rothenburger replied. Current TNRD practise does not record how directors vote. Flipping back through the minutes of regional decision-making reveals only vague references to votes: “carried,” “unanimous” or “opposed.” In addition, unlike city council meetings, TNRD board meetings are not broadcast or livestreamed, thereby offering no opportunity to track votes via video. Short of media coverage or directors requesting votes be recorded, regional district residents who do not attend TNRD meetings have no way of knowing how their respective director voted on various issues. Some TNRD residents live many hours from Kamloops, where the meetings are held in the TNRD Building, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue. TNRD CAO Sukh Gill reiterated to KTW the challenge of documenting votes for more than two-dozen directors.

MINDING THE MINUTES TNRD POLICY: Recording and Certification of Minutes 14.1.1 Minutes of Board meetings must be kept in accordance with Section 223 (1) of the Local Government Act. 14.1.2 Minutes of standing and select Committees, and Commission meetings must be kept in accordance with Section 223 (2) of the Local Government Act. 14.1.3 The minutes of every Board and committee meeting must be certified as correct by the Chair of the meeting and the Corporate Officer. LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT: Minutes of board meetings and committee meetings 223 (1) Minutes of board meetings must be (a) legibly recorded, (b) certified as correct by the designated regional district officer, and (c) signed by the chair or other member presiding at the meeting or at the next meeting at which they are adopted. (2) Minutes of a board committee meeting must be: (a) legibly recorded, and (b) signed by the chair or other member presiding at the meeting. He said the manner in which the TNRD records its minutes follows legislation. Section 223 of the Local Government Act requires board meeting minutes be legibly recorded, certified as correct by the designated regional district officer and signed by the chair or other member presiding at the meeting, or at the next meeting at which the minutes are adopted. There is no mention of vote documentation in the legislation. “We don’t keep track of it,” Gill said. “They [directors] need to ask and that’s what the legislation says, that they need to ask that their vote in opposition be recorded.” The problem with leaving vote documentation up to directors, as pointed out by Rothenburger: “Not

everybody always wants that.” Rothenburger, who served two terms as mayor of Kamloops, said he has been asked in the past how he has voted and prefers to have his vote on the record, particularly for controversial issues. Raine told KTW it is important that the minutes reflect voting in more detail to understand whether something passed with significant support or marginally. In addition, he said certain issues could come back to the board at a later date. “If it comes up at a later date, I did vote against it,” Raine said. While the TNRD’s practise may be all that is required by law, the City of Kamloops goes beyond legal requirements and offers residents meetings that are livestreamed and aired on Shaw Cable. The city also has an archive of the broadcasts and outlines in its minutes how councillors voted on any given issue. The minutes of the Jan. 29 Kamloops council meeting, for example, shows Mayor Ken Christian and councillors Dieter Dudy, Sadie Hunter and Mike O’Reilly voted in the “affirmative” for a cannabis licence application at 279 Tranquille Rd., while councillors Bill Sarai and Arjun Singh were “opposed.” The minutes also note Coun. Kathy Sinclair declared a conflict of interest. If that’s not enough, residents can also watch councillors’ hands shoot up via archived broadcasts on the city’s website. Meanwhile, in the absence of media coverage, KTW asked Gill how TNRD directors voted at a recent committee meeting on remuneration changes that would pave way for the board giving itself a pay increase. The recommendation to send the changes to the next board meeting for ratification was carried. “I think there were three or four against it, from what I recall,” Gill said. But there is no definitive record. Rothenburger suggested the TNRD implement an electronic system that automatically counts votes. He said he is going to put some thought into it and perhaps bring forward the idea in the future, understanding costs could be a barrier.

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nother Pink Shirt Day has arrived, though the real news will be when such a day no longer exists. We should live in a world where there is no need to remind people to be kind and where there is no need to wear buttons that decry bullying. Alas, we are all human and there will always be those either raised by bullies or those who cannot confront the internal reasons for their bullying. All we can do is try to teach, day by day, and part of that education comes via events like Wednesday’s Pink Shirt Day. The original event was organized in 2007 by two Nova Scotia students who purchased and handed out 50 pink T-shirts after a fellow male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. As in years past, thousands of Canadians are expected to wear pink on Wednesday to show their support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities. Schools have long been involved in the annual event, encouraging students to wear pink on Wednesday as a way to bring the problem of bullying to the forefront. But all of us can do our part every day, not just on Wednesday, and we can do this wearing a shirt of any colour. It is not that difficult to not be an idiot in real life or online. Adopt the Golden Rule when interacting with people and simply treat them as you wish to be treated. When disagreeing with a point of view online, think before you type and try hard to form a convincing argument without the all-too-prevalent insults that pollute cyberspace. Help those whose venom may mask pain and ask questions. More importantly, teach your children to the above. If we don’t, the cyclical nature of life will mean events like Pink Shirt Day will be held in perpetuity. In a better world, there would be no need for Pink Shirt Day.



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he featured item in Finance Minister Carole James’ budget for the coming year was not $10-aday day care, touted in the 2017 election and later downplayed by Premier John Horgan. No, the banner item in James’ second full budget was the Child Opportunity Benefit, a pumpedup version of the existing Early Childhood Benefit that provides provincial tax credits for kids up to age six. When the NDP version starts in 2020, it will continue until age 18. It’s not chump change. Eligible parents with one child get up to $28,800 over those 18 years. With two kids, it can reach $40,000. It doesn’t start until next year because it’s tied in with the Canada Child Benefit, the marquee policy of the Justin Trudeau government. That program was actually started by Stephen Harper, but Trudeau made it his own by clawing back higher-income payments and boosting the low- and middleincome band. It’s run by the Canada Revenue Agency, which requires provinces to give a year’s notice of changes. Government strategy is to get poor people connected to the tax system, which for them has turned into a negative income tax or welfare program. The B.C. version starts to scale back the provincial tax benefit at an income of $25,000. Cue the shock and horror of the poverty industry that thrives in our cities, feeding the stan-


VICTORIA dard line to media that no matter how much money is thrown at poverty, it’s not enough. B.C.’s income-assistance rates are bumped up another $50 a month as well, across disability, single-employable and family categories. This is on top of the $100 a month Horgan and James added as soon as they were in office, after an unconscionably long time with no welfare increase under the B.C. Liberals. Another instant media analysis you may have heard is that by embracing this costly child benefit, the NDP is turning its back on $10-a-day licensed day care. Not so, as James made clear to reporters. They’re doing both — and more. She reminded us that $1 billion was put in last year’s budget for day care. B.C. budgets are rolling three-year plans, so that’s $366 million in the fiscal year starting in March and $473 million in 2021 as programs expand. This year’s budget adds another $300 million, for a total commitment of $1.3 billion.

These numbers include the current pilot program for universal day care, running in 53 selected B.C. communities until spring 2020. B.C. has so many child-care programs now it’s difficult to keep them sorted out, but James’ budget figures also include the addition of 3,800 new day-care spaces and replacing the former Child Care Subsidy direct to day cares with B.C.’s Affordable Child Care Benefit last fall. That benefit is an increased subsidy to qualifying day cares to lower the fees they charge to parents to $350 a month per child. Its almost fully subscribed now. Still with me? The universal day-care pilot is not, strictly speaking, $10-a-day day care, although some lucky parents are getting it for $200 a month. As the NDP was raising taxes to pay for this nanny-state juggernaut, Horgan waved off questions about his daily repeated $10-a-day campaign speech, saying that was just another slogan copied from the B.C. Federation of Labour. In fact, the B.C. day-care pilot spaces are “free” to eligible families with pre-tax income less than $45,000. Qualifying families with income up to $111,000 are paying less than $10 a day. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press Media. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

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RIGHTING 450-YEAR-OLD WRONG WCT’S BUDDY HOLLY STORY IS DEEPLY ENGAGING Editor: I was nostalgically transported back in time while attending Western Canada Theatre’s performance of Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story. The musical play was performed by a supertalented cast of musicians/actors, who are no doubt among the top professionals in Canada. This was a deeply engaging and enjoyable show. Nathan Carroll (Buddy) performed 17 of Holly’s songs to perfection. Carroll was backed by a stage of some 13 talented musicians/actors. I was also mesmerized by the solo performances of Hal Wesley (Tyrone Jones) singing Shout!, Sheldon Bergstrom (J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson) singing Chantilly Lace and Nick Fontaine (Ritchie Valens) singing La Bamba. There wasn’t a slow moment in the show, which has a wonderful story line and music, music, music. This year is the 60th anniversary of the deaths of Holly, Richardson and Ritchie Valens, who perished in a plane crash in Iowa. Feb. 3, 1959, has become known as “the day the music died.” Holly has had a lasting impact on music history, with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame proclaiming “Rock ‘n’ Roll, as we know it today, wouldn’t exist without Buddy Holly.” The play continues through Thursday. Go see it. Jake Ootes Kamloops

Editor: I wish to thank archeologist Joanne Hammond for her insightful, important, and informative column of Feb. 22 (“Dig It: Examining the inconvenient truth of Indigenous archaeology’). The column reveals some shocking, ongoing government policies that need to be addressed. I refer to the doctrine of terra nullius, which essentially negates the prior occupation and rights of non-Christian Indigenous peoples. Hammond states that this policy is four centuries old and is still foundational to Canada’s national historical narrative. Why are we not teaching this in our school system? Recent curriculum

changes attempt to include First Nations ways of being and learning, but do not go far enough. We have spent a great deal of time and money lionizing the admittedly extraordinary feats of European pioneers, but have barely begun to reveal the enormous cost of such endeavours to Indigenous cultures, some of which disappeared, as a result of the doctrine of discovery. In casual conversations with nonIndigenous people, I have been saddened by the continuing notion that First Nations peoples (not to mention other victims of systematized suppression) should just “get over it.” I try to explain that the issues need to be reconciled and the wounds are deep.

Truth and reconciliation are not just catchwords. They are an incredibly important first step in healing a 450-year-old wrong that was perpetrated on Indigenous peoples who were here first and never ceded their traditional territories. When Europeans invaded, rather than Turtle Island being an unoccupied wilderness, ripe for the taking, it was home to diverse, autonomous peoples with rich cultures, lores and religions of their own. Thanks, again, to scholars like Hammond who strive to shed light on these issues via KTW’s biweekly Dig It column.

LET’S TURN THE SLOUGH INTO AN OUTDOOR POOL Editor: Re: The KTW story of Feb. 15 regarding leisure water availability in Kamloops (‘Limited leisure pools in city’) The city’s community and protective services director, Byron McCorkell, states that the city has a lack of “leisure pool opportunities” with “unobstructed play water.” To this I couldn’t agree more, particularly during the hot summer months with the recent closure of the pool in McDonald Park. That closure followed the shuttering of outdoor


Read more letters to the editor under the Opinion tab at kamloopsthis pools in Riverside Park and Valleyview. I’ve often wondered why the city hasn’t ever used the slough at McArthur Island as a natural swimming hole. Each year, the slough fills with fresh river water, which enters through a

culvert within the southern causeway and exits through a culvert in the northern causeway. Why not simply place a cap on both culverts once the slough fills up and create a natural water lake? To keep the water fresh, additional water could be pumped from the river into the lake from the south and drain from the north, thereby keeping the lake full of fresh water, with a slowmoving current from south to north. Millennium Park in Castlegar uses the Columbia

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River to create three natural swimming ponds and the man-made lagoon at Harrison Hot Springs is another example. And don’t forget Trout Lake in Vancouver, which was originally a peat bog before it was turned into a lake. As a bonus, the water in the McArthur Island slough would freeze in the winter, creating a massive outdoor skating rink. Why can’t this be done? Mac Gordon Kamloops

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Kamloops cardiologist was a champion of causes Dennis Karpiak (right) with retired Thompson Rivers University professor Ken Blawatt in 2014, when the pair presented their 35-page report on adverse effects on the city if the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine was approved. The mine was rejected by Victoria and Ottawa. KTW FILE PHOTO



Dennis Karpiak, a well-known Kamloops cardiologist and champion of causes, has died. Karpiak died of complications from a lengthy illness on Saturday, Feb. 23, surrounded by his family. He was 75. His son, Andrew Karpiak, said that all things considered, the family is holding up well. “We had the ability to spend the last 24 hours at his bedside. He wasn’t conscious, per se, but we were able to be there with him and I don’t think a lot of people get that opportunity,” he said. Andrew said that at his dad’s request, only family will attend any service or ceremony held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be

made on behalf of the Karpiak family to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation by calling 250-314-2325 or by going online to rihfoundation. ca. Karpiak was also an advocate for organ transplant and encouraged others to register as organ donors, himself having benefited from

a liver transplant years ago. “That prolonged his life by about 15 years,” his son told KTW. Karpiak served as the Interior board representative for the B.C. Medical Association and was an outspoken advocate for Kamloops when it came to opportunities for the city, including

the long-waged battle for a cancer clinic in Kamloops, which ended up in Kelowna despite his efforts. Andrew said that his father also played a big part in bringing the respiratory health program to Thompson Rivers University. Karpiak also took an active role in the fight

against the proposed Ajax mine, teaming up with Ken Blawatt, a retired Thompson Rivers University business professor, to co-author a 35-page report that cited detrimental effects if the mine south of Aberdeen was approved. The project was ultimately rejected by senior levels of government.

“When he felt strongly about something, he was always there to fight,” Andrew said. RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman recalled how Karpiak helped with a James Bond-themed fundraiser it held one year. “He was amazing. He lent us his Aston Martin — one of his prized sports cars. We were going to put up these velvet ropes up around so no one would touch it and he said, ‘Absolutely not,’ and encouraged people to sit in the car and look inside,” Coleman said. In 1989, Karpiak received a Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada. The medal was for his actions at the Tod Mountain (now known as Sun Peaks) ski area in 1986, when a girl in the chair ahead of him

was left hanging by her broken arm after it was caught in the seat’s safety bar. Knowing she wouldn’t be able to hang on for much longer, and that she might not survive the eight-metre fall, Karpiak jumped from his own chair and hiked to a spot where he could get underneath her to break her fall. He did break her fall and, in doing so, was briefly knocked unconscious, but saved the girl from serious injury. Andrew said the family is still considering how they might honour the man. “My dad obviously lived and breathed that hospital, so for us it’s likely to be something about giving back to the medical system in the city,” he said. “I’m not sure yet.”

Mental-health first-aid training in Kamloops this weekend A new program that provides mental-health first-aid training, intended for the families of veterans, RCMP and first responders, is coming

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Jury told victim died at hands of a violent, jealous man TIM PETRUK


A Kamloops man beaten to death outside a North Shore bar more than two years ago was the victim of a violently jealous man, a jury has been told. Sean Dunn, 42, was found dead on a sidewalk on Wood Street near Tranquille Road in the early-morning hours of Dec. 30, 2016. James Bond, 30, is charged with manslaughter in connection with Dunn’s death. His trial began on Monday with an opening statement from Crown prosecutor Oliver Potestio. Jurors were told Bond was among a group of people Dunn

met during a night of drinking at the Duchess bar in the Northbridge Hotel. Potestio said Dunn hit it off with Bond’s then-girlfriend while the two played pool in the bar. “James Bond took exception to Mr. Dunn’s friendliness towards his girlfriend inside the bar,” Potestio said. “His animosity continued outside the bar after it closed.” Court heard Dunn left the bar at closing time with Bond and three others. Potestio said surveillance video from the Duchess and neighbouring businesses — footage that will be played during Bond’s trial — shows the group of five people walk toward Wood Street. Jurors were told an eyewitness saw Bond standing over a lifeless Dunn, beating him.

“He saw Mr. Dunn lying on his back and Mr. Dunn appeared to be unconscious,” Potestio said. “The accused, James Bond, was positioned over Mr. Dunn, and he (witness] saw James Bond punching Mr. Dunn in the head as he lay there in an apparent unconscious state.” Potestio said the witness pulled Bond off of Dunn. Jurors were told Bond and his girlfriend then fled the scene in a vehicle. Court heard police arrested Bond hours later and searched his home. “They seized footwear worn by James Bond … which was found to be dotted with Mr. Dunn’s blood,” Potestio told jurors. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

Conditions relaxed for teen accused of planning attack TIM PETRUK


One of two Kamloops teenagers charged in connection with an alleged plot to use weapons to attack students and staff at a city high school had his bail conditions relaxed on Monday. The youths, a boy and a girl, are accused of conspiring to attack administrators, teachers and students at the school. Neither the names of the teens nor the school involved can be identified due to publication bans under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Details of the plot are bound by a court-ordered ban on publication put in place following the boy’s bail hearing.

The teens are accused of plotting to carry out their attack on Feb. 7. They are charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a weapon. Both teens maintain troubling social-media accounts. The boy’s Instagram account is named after a prominent U.S. school shooting and includes images and text regarding mass slayings. A post on the girl’s Instagram page appears to be of a school shooting in progress. The boy was released on strict bail conditions on Feb. 13. The girl is believed to still be in custody, possibly undergoing psychiatric testing. Conditions of the boy’s bail require he live with his mother, stay off social media and have no contact with his co-accused,

staff and students at the school he is accused of plotting to attack. He is also prohibited from using the internet other than to watch Netflix — a condition that was relaxed during a brief hearing in Kamloops provincial court on Monday. The boy will now be allowed online to complete high school studies and to contact teachers and administrators in furtherance of his education. After a KTW story detailed the alleged plot against the high school, the KamloopsThompson school district sent a letter to parents advising them administrators take threats of violence very seriously. The boy is slated to return to court on March 11.

Merritt Mountie acquitted of assault MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER

A Merritt RCMP officer has been acquitted of assaulting a man. Judge Dennis Morgan rendered his verdict via video call in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday, finding Sgt. Norm Flemming’s arrest of a Patrick Tent was reasonable. Tent entered the foyer of the police detachment on May 15, 2017, for an ongoing complaint regarding his neighbour’s chicken coop. According to Crown prosecutor James Whiting, Flemming lost his temper with Tent during a heated verbal exchange and grabbed him by the lapels of his shirt before placing him under arrest. “The Crown says there’s no justification for the arrest and, even if there was, the force used was unreasonable,” Morgan said. Defence lawyer David Butcher said given

Flemming’s knowledge of Tent and his behaviour, it wasn’t unreasonable force given the circumstances. Flemming testified he tried to reason with Tent, who shouted over him. Fleming said Tent didn’t heed a warning he may be arrested if he continued to threaten to use a chainsaw to cut down a tree that would then fall on his neighbour’s chicken coop. Flemming believed he had grounds to arrest Tent for threatening and disturbing the peace. Morgan stated the Crown did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the level of force used by Flemming to arrest Tent was excessive. “The fact the incident took place in an RCMP detachment and that Tent was not brandishing a weapon does not negate the reasonableness of taking control of Mr. Tent, who was verbally unruly, not responding to commands and was not only causing a disturbance, but was committing the indictable offence of threatening,” Morgan said while handing down his verdict.




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Police are investigating impaired diving as a possible cause after a head-on collision sent three people to hospital on Sunday night. The accident occurred on Westsyde Road at McQueen Drive at about 7:30 p.m. when a southbound Toyota Corolla crossed the centre line and struck a northbound Hyundai Elantra travelling.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said there was one person in the Toyota and two people in the Hyundai, all of whom were taken to hospital. The passenger in the Hyundai has critical injuries. All are Kamloops residents. Westsyde Road was closed at McQueen Street until 4 a.m. on Monday. Impaired driving is believed to have been a contributing factor to the crash, Shelkie said, noting witnesses reported the Toyota being driven erratically

right before the collision. Shelkie said because the driver of the Toyota was injured, police were unable to administer a breathalyzer test at the scene and will need to conduct their investigation through other means — possibly via a blood test. “And that takes considerable time to get the results back,” she said. A pellet gun was found in the Hyundai, but Shelkie said no charges are being considered. During the RCMP’s on-scene

investigation, another vehicle failed to obey the flag people. That driver ended up with a 90-day immediate roadside ban on driving. • Meanwhile, Lorne Street was closed in the 700-block for about three hours on Monday following a single-vehicle accident at 10:30 p.m. Shelkie said a van veered off of the road and clipped a hydro pole when the female driver suffered a medical emergency. She was taken to hospital with undermined injuries.

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Participants marched toward the downtown core on Saturday as part of the annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk aimed at giving those taking part a glimpse at what life is like for homeless people. The Kamloops event was one of 113 across Canada.

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Thompson Rivers University will increase the cost of domestic undergraduate tuition by two per cent ahead of the 2019-2020 school year — an annual practise administration said is common among every B.C. university. A notice of motion to increase tuition was provided to the boaerd of governors, which now opens up a comment period running until March 15. The matter will be up for approval at its March 29 meeting. A two per cent increase is the maximum allowed for domestic post-second-

ary students by the provincial government. According to the university, the increase is needed to offset inflationary costs, but won’t cover the entire amount. In December, the board approved a three per cent tuition increase every year for the next three years for international students attending TRU. There is no provincial cap on increases for international students. Tuition and fees for first-year students at TRU are estimated at $5,300. Tuition and fees for first-year international students at TRU are estimated at $18,000.


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Rooms on the first floor of Thompson Rivers University’s Open Learning Building are set to re-open this week after the building sustained about $700,000 in water damage on Jan. 11. A faulty pressure-reducing valve caused a pipe to burst, damaging furniture and equipment. “It was a substantial flood,” said Warren Asuchak, TRU’s executive director of facilities. IT Services, a conference room and a staff room are located on the first floor. The burst pipe had a pound-force per square inch (psi) of 250, whereas the norm is about 100 psi, according to TRU vice-president of administration and finance Matt Milovick. Restoration work included removing and replacing carpeting, furniture and drywall exposed to water. “What we do when we do restoration is we want to avoid any future problems with the building, like mould,” Asuchak said. The first floor has been closed since the flood, but repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday. Asuchak said some new furniture has yet to arrive, so it may be another week or two before all staff working on the first floor are back in that space. Some IT equipment was damaged by the flood, but the server room was not impacted. Repair costs are covered by insurance.


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for SD73 — formed by members of the district and school parent advisory councils in response to SD73’s longrange facilities plan. About 40 parents, students and community members are expected to gather with signs of support. Advocates for SD73 chair Chris Ponti said the group’s focus is to encourage the government to provide SD73 capital funding, which he said has been lacking. He hopes the rallies lead to greater support and awareness of the overcrowding issue facing Kamloops schools. “Our plan is to make some noise that the minister [of education Rob Fleming] can’t ignore,” said Ponti, a father of a Grade 6 student. According to Advocates for SD73, the lack of capital project funding from the Ministry of Education dates back to 2001

and has left the school board implementing short-term solutions in its long-range facilities plan, which will see 24 portables and 13 repurposed rooms added in the district over five years. For Advocates for SD73, it is not an acceptable solution as repurposed spaces will mean the loss of music, computer and learningassistance rooms while portables will encroach on play areas and fields. “My girl’s in a repurposed room this year,” Ponti said. “They did not get hooks to even hang up their jackets until February. The room wasn’t repurposed to start with. “It had to be transformed at the beginning of the year. They don’t have cubbies, they don’t have lockers … it wasn’t until a couple weeks ago that they got an overhead projector. That’s February, that’s more than half

the school year. How is repurposing a room halfway through the year so it’s actually a classroom a good thing?” Friday will be the group’s first rally, a week after the provincial government released its 2019 budget, which made no specific mention of any capital funding earmarked for SD73. The school district has been awaiting word on new funding to expand Valleyview secondary since submitting a project development report last fall, but to date the province has not made an official announcement. The rally is scheduled to take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday — a Pro-D day — at Valleyview, which has nine portables and is projected to receive another five in the facilities plan. Advocates for SD73 intend to plan more rallies and call for capital

spending in the district, which has been outlined in the long-range facilities report. “This district needs a school in Sun Peaks, this district needs expansion at Westmount, this district needs help on the south shore with all the overpopulated elementary schools,” Ponti said. He added that the group is also planning a letter campaign targeting Flemming, asking supporters to write to him, expressing the importance of the local education system. “Other districts in the province are getting money for new schools, to re-open closed schools and to expand existing and overcrowded schools, but Kamloops is not and that’s not fair,” Ponti said. Advocates for SD73 has an eight- member executive committee, with 795 members on Facebook.

TRU impact: meet our donors Longtime TRU supporters Roland and Anne Neave continue to have a profound impact on TRU students with recent contributions of more than $50,000 to the university, bringing their cumulative giving to more than $635,000. Roland and Anne donated $20,000 during Day of Giving in November to support the Charles & Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary, an endowment they created in 2017. It is one of several scholarships and bursaries the Neaves fund, having supported student awards across various programs since 1990. The owners of Wells Gray Tours also donated time and funds last fall to construct a research shelter at the Neave Family Wetlands, a property they donated to TRU in 2014 for the benefit of students and researchers in the Faculty of Science. The new facility built by the Neaves allows students to stay onsite to conduct research while in the field. Generations of students have and will continue to benefit from their generous support and ongoing partnership with TRU. Thank you Roland and Anne Neave.

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David Buchanan is the first vendor for the new street newspaper, The Big Edition. He is one of a half-dozen people who sell the newspaper on the streets in Kamloops. Vendors purchase newspapers for 50 cents and charge $3 on the street, netting them $2.50 per edition sold. The model is intended to give the city’s marginalized an alternative to panhandling. JESSICA WALLACE/KTW


KTW is pleased to add stories from The Big Edition to our website. Read them by going online to kamloops and clicking on The Big E link under the Community tab.



avid Buchanan was the first person to become a vendor for the The Big Edition in Kamloops. The street newspaper launched in January as an alternative to panhandling. Since that time, however, it has done more than prompt people to dig into their pockets for change. “It just gives my life more purpose,” Buchanan told KTW. Buchanan has been carrying around copies of the newspaper in recent weeks while walking the streets of downtown Kamloops alongside friend Brett Taylor, who is

also a vendor for The Big Edition. They split the weight — carrying about 20 newspapers each — and share the profits. “I would have made $40 if it wasn’t for him,” Buchanan said. “But I couldn’t have done it without him.” The newspaper model provides a first batch of papers to vendors for free, then charges for additional copies. Vendors purchase newspapers for 50 cents and charge $3 on the street, netting them $2.50 per edition sold. The model is intended to give the city’s marginalized an alternative to panhandling. “We have plenty of copies this month,” project co-ordinator Glenn Hilke told KTW. “We’re circulating.”

The March edition went to press on Monday. On average, Hilke said, between six and eight street newspaper vendors sell street papers every day in Vancouver. He said one seller in the city earns $2,000 per month. In Kamloops, about a halfdozen vendors are now involved. “It’s kind of hard when you meet somebody who is panhandling up at Sahali Mall and I give them a paper. I show them where the contact information is,” Hilke said. “Maybe they have a phone, maybe they don’t. Maybe they seem interested, so it’s tough. But it’s definitely something that we’re going to focus on because it’s essential to the concept of a street paper.” Buchanan has lived in Kamloops

for more than 20 years and was homeless for about half of that time, due to various trauma. He is housed now and has been on the city’s lived-experience committee for two years. “I try to just move forward with my life,” Buchanan said. “Not really look to the past so much.” Taylor moved to Kamloops two years ago from Ontario and lives in a one-bedroom apartment in North Kamloops. “I came here because I wanted to start a new life,” he said. In addition to making a bit of cash, the two men have enjoyed talking to people about the paper and have given away some copies for free in an effort to promote the publication.

The most someone has given Buchanan and Taylor for a copy of The Big Edition is $5 each. They expect to make about minimum wage, though sales were slow during the recent cold snap. They say they like the job because it allows them to be their own boss, selling for an hour here and there, with no set schedule. They have even sold a copy on a transit bus. “We were talking about the paper,” Taylor said. “A guy said, ‘What paper is that?’ So I showed him the paper and said we’re selling these and he gave us three bucks.” “Some people just give you a quarter,” Buchanan added. “It’s all they got. Makes them feel good to be able to contribute, right?”



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Freedom to Read Week features author presentation

The downtown library created a display of books and magazines that have been banned in the past during the 2016 Freedom to Read Week event. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week. The website, has plenty of information, including a graphic showing 30 books and magazines that were targeted by those wishing to ban them. KTW FILE PHOTO

As part of the annual Freedom to Read Week, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is bringing in an author to read from her book and speak about the challenges she faced in publishing it due to controversial topics contained within the pages. Rachel Sutton, author of Avenida de los Maestros: Walk of the Teachers, will be speaking at the downtown Kamloops Library on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Sutton’s novel digs into the dark world of drug-trafficking activities in Mexico, showcasing the current state of affairs through the eyes of an American teacher and a young Mexican street child. Sutton will bring the story to life through her performance of folk songs, a reading and a discussion of the intersection between politics and narcotics in today’s world. She will also share the challenges she faced from the publishing world, due to the controversial topics in her book. The event is part of Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and re-affirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For more information about Freedom to Read Week, go online to Sutton’s talk is free, but seating is limited. To register, contact the library by calling 250-372-5145 or emailing


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CHRISTA KEPPEL-JONES PHOTO Members of Hills of Peace prepare for the World Day of Prayer event, at which all are welcome.

World Day of Prayer services set World Day of Prayer 2019 services will be held at St. John Vianney (2826 Bank Rd. in Westsyde) on Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. A second service will be held at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church (695 Robson Dr. in Upper Sahali) on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. Women from Slovenia have written this year’s service and the theme is “Come — Everything is Ready.” The World Day of Prayer is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of March, though communities can choose other dates. This year, the event will be marked in 170 countries. Each year, a different host country prepares the content, highlighting its culture and regional justice issues. The most recent writing countries were Suriname in 2018, the Philippines in 2017 and Cuba in 2016.


amloops This Week is pleased to present to you the second annual KTW Golden Plate Awards! This special section is a celebration of Kamloops’s unique food and drink scene – but unlike some listings you might see out there, the awards handed out here are your choices, tabulated from your votes. These awards look at the experiences our wonderful dining scene offers, from “Best Place to Go for a Business Lunch” to “Best Place to Go After the Blazers Game” to “Best Place to Meet Singles” to “Best Place to Go When Someone Else Pays” to “Best Place to Eat When You’re Hung Over”. You get the picture.


Thanks to the hundreds of you who voted online in our reader poll and congratulations to the more than three dozen local establishments who were recognized by our readers. Watch for the Golden Plate plaques in your local eatery as a symbol of the approval of Kamloops’ discerning diners – an honour that can only be earned, never bought. Enjoy reading about the winners – and if you work up an appetite while doing so, you’ll know where to go!

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The team at Caffe Motivo in downtown Kamloops celebrates being named Best Place To Hold A Meeting in the 2019 Kamloops This Week Golden Plate Awards. The Motivo crew includes, from left, Mike O’Reilly, Taylor Cooper, Thea Hartley, Kasey-Jae Sievert and Greg Hanycz.

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3rd Jacob's Noodle & Cutlet


The Blue Grotto

2nd Cactus Jacks 3rd The Commodore

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Hello Toast 

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The Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill has all the makings of a sports enthusiast’s dream come true. Located just a 2-minute walk from the Sandman Centre, the Kamloops Shark Club features 56 HDTV screens with a 17.5’ HD media wall and mind-blowing surround sound. “We’re proud to have the largest media wall in the city, ” says Jimi Turner, General Manager of Shark Club Kamloops. Shark Club shows all of the big games, and our downtown location makes it ideal for pulling an extra-inning lunch on the best patio in Kamloops or hooking up with friends after a Blazers game. However, Shark Club is much more than your typical sports bar. Turner notes it’s a destination guests can go to enjoy themselves for any occasion, and also to discover the great food. “We have really great food. I think some people are surprised when they order our food and find out how great it is. We definitely take pride in that.” He says guests will find traditional sports bar favourites like

burgers and chicken wings on the menu, “but we also have an incredible jambalaya and amazing spaghetti with [handmade] meatballs.” Featuring specials every day of the week, alongside weekday Happy Hour, Turner says there’s “really a bit of something for everyone.” For those looking to book a special night out like a stagette or birthday, the weekend late night atmosphere at Shark Club provides plenty of great reasons to hit the town: • Southside Fridays: Kamloops’ only Red Carpet Urban Experience, featuring a full menu until close for late night cravings and featuring R&B, Rap, Hip-Hop, Trap, Urban and Dance Hall Tunes • Sound Saturdays: Home for Club Anthems, EDM, Mash-ups, Remixes, Dance, Top 40 (10pm – 2am) “Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for whatever the occasion may be,” Turner says. “Whether it’s watching the game or just going out with friends. It’s the idea of being in a fun, social environment - a chance to meet people, get introduced face to face and socialize.” For more information, go to

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Darla Potoraka has worked at the Fox ‘n’ Hounds for over 30 years and still loves it. She says it’s just like family and loves the social aspect of it.


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2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Frick ‘n Frack

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2nd Boston Pizza 3rd Red Robin

Tie Noble Pig/ Red Beard

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2nd The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge Tie The Art We Are / C.J.’s Nightclub





On the Rocks

Fox’n Hounds Pub

2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Milestones

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2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Dorian Greek House


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2nd C.J.’s Nightclub 3rd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge


The Blue Grotto

2nd Forno on 5th 3rd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge


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Caffe Motivo

2nd Starbucks 3rd Red Beard




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Tax time is here The 2019 tax filing season is officially open. The Canada Revenue Agency has begun processing income tax and benefit returns filed by Canadians. Returns can be done online, on paper or by telephone for those who qualify. As Canadians get busy filing their taxes, the CRA is reminding everyone to be cautious of fraudulent communications. Scammers posing as CRA employees continue to contact Canadians, misleading them into paying false debt. They may be phishing scams, or other fraudulent scams, that could result in identity and financial theft. Most Canadians’ income tax and benefit returns are due on April 30. March 1 is the deadline for contributing to a registered retirement savings plan. Through April 30, the CRA will have extended evening and weekend hours for individual tax enquiries. Approximately 3,000 telephone agents will be available Mondays to Fridays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time), and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time) on Saturdays (except Easter weekend). The tax-inquiry line is 1-800-959-8281. The CRA’s automated service will remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

KTW FILE PHOTO Massive amounts of pipe destined to be used in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project remain piled on land along the proposed route. This collection was seen on Mission Flats Road last August.


The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline following a reconsideration of its impact on marine life off the B.C. coast. The energy regulator said an increase in tanker traffic resulting from the pipeline would hurt southern resident killer whales and increase greenhouse gas emissions. But it said those consequences can be justified in light of what would be the pipeline’s benefits. “While these effects weighed heavily in the NEB’s consideration of project-related marine shipping, the NEB recommends that the government of Canada find that they can be justified in the circumstances, in light of the considerable benefits of the project and measures to minimize the effects.’’ The energy board said it will impose 156 conditions on the project if it is approved. It has also made 16 new recommendations to the federal government. Among those recommendations are measures to offset increased underwater noise and the greater chance that a whale could be hit by a ship. They also include suggestions for better spill response and reducing emissions from tankers. The board noted that the new recommendations deal with areas outside its jurisdiction, but within the purview of the federal government. The twinning of the pipeline will follow the original

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pipeline route — established in the 1950s— from Alberta to Burnaby, with 28 kilometres travelling through Kamloops. The NEB’s report starts the clock on a 90-day period for the federal government to decide whether the project should proceed. Officials in Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi’s office have said a final decision won’t be made until consultations with affected Indigenous groups are complete. The consultations were also an issue the federal Appeal Court raised when it put a halt on the project. It said talks with First Nations in the area had been insufficient. The federal government is expected to approve the pipeline expansion since it bought the pipeline from Kinder Morgan last summer for $4.5 billion. If the twinning project is approved and proceeds, the City of Kamloops will receive $700,000 and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc will receive $3 million as part of signed community-benefit agreements. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, said the NEB’s endorsement still leaves construction of the pipeline expansion in limbo. The Conservative MP, who is producing a series of videos of her visiting communities along the length of the pipeline route, said her party had a “rescue plan” for the project within a week of the Federal Court’s ruling last August that quashed cabinet approval and ordered more consultation with Indigenous groups.

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She said her Conservatives called for “immediate emergency retroactive legislation to affirm the NEB’s determination that Transport Canada, as the federal department that regulates shipping, was the appropriate department to assess the impact of marine traffic related to the Trans Mountain expansion. “Instead, the Liberals picked the lengthy, duplicative, costly, unnecessary and most uncertain option by directing the NEB to undertake a 22-week reconsideration, further delaying progress on the Trans Mountain Expansion,” McLeod said. “This is all part of [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau’s plan to kill Canada’s energy sector.” Alberta has been fighting hard for the Trans Mountain expansion so the province can move more crude oil to ports and from there to lucrative overseas markets. The energy board’s original approval of the project was set aside last summer by the Federal Court of Appeal, which said the regulator had not properly considered marine life. Vanessa Adams, spokeswoman for Minister Sohi, wouldn’t comment on whether a cabinet ruling could be delayed. Adams said a 60-member consultation team in British Columbia and Alberta has met with more than 85 of 117 Indigenous groups that would be affected by a Trans Mountain expansion, noting more meetings are taking place daily.

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Kamloops CPA gets nod for civic service

Indigenous forestry focus of career fair The BC First Nations Forestry Council is hosting a career fair in Kamloops this week. The event will be held on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way in Aberdeen. While the career fair is open to all, the focus is on Indigenous forestry careers. The goal of the event is to increase Indigenous awareness of forest-sector opportunities and increase Indigenous participation as part of the BC First Nations Forestry Council’s workforce strategy. The strategy has been developed as a longterm initiative to increase the participation and success of Indigenous peoples in the province’s forest sector training, careers, employment and self-employment as forestry employees, managers and executive staff, forestry contractors and selfemployed entrepreneurs. Research has unveiled a forecast of 11,419 job openings in the B.C. forest sector by 2028. Today, Indigenous participation represents approximately five per cent of the total workforce in B.C.’s forest industry. The goal of the workforce strategy is to double Indigenous employment in the BC forest sector by 2027. “The forest industry is in need of skilled labour,” said Charlene Higgins, the BC First Nations Forestry Council’s chief executive officer. “Jobs in the forest sector present opportunities for Indigenous people to stay and work near their communities. “Training and education are key to increasing Indigenous access to high-paying jobs in the forest sector.”

Kamloops chartered professional accountant Robert Holden.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) has presented Robert (Bob) Holden with a Distinguished Service Award. CPABC president and CEO Lori Mathison said Holden is known for his willingness to share his time and expertise and for promoting community spirit. His career includes serving as a partner at KPMG LLP’s Kamloops office, as chief financial officer at Pinnacle Renewable Energy Ltd. and, today, as an associate investment advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns. Holden’s volunteerism in Kamloops included coaching the 1982 Canadian junior

women’s curling team, serving as vice-president of finance for the 1993 Canada Games and stepping into the role of vice-chair at the 1996 Labatt Brier. Holden’s volunteer activities have extended to many community organizations in the Kamloops area, including Thompson Rivers University, where he helped establish the alumni association, raised money for a successful capital campaign to upgrade the university’s library and sat on the board of governors. Holden was also a founding member of the North Thompson Relief Fund, which raised millions to support residents affected by the 2003 wildfires.

Teaching Your Kids About Money Eric and I have two kids each who proudly are the center of our worlds. As much as we want them to have nice things in life, we feel it is also important to teach them about money and healthy financial habits. Here are some tips to help talk to children about money:

3. Share money mistakes you have made. Kids love hearing parents are fallible. Within reason, share stories of mistakes you have made and how you learned the hard way. Examples could include overspending on your first credit card or regretting that you did not start saving sooner in life.

1. Split money into three buckets: Spend, Save and Share. This teaches children to think about what they can do with money, that spending is not the only option, and the importance of saving and helping others.

4. Set a financial goal. Show them how to plan and save up for something such as a new video game, expensive clothing they MUST have, or even their first car. What are they willing to do for it? How long will it take? It also teaches trade-offs and financial discipline – what we feel are two great attributes to long term financial success. Kids who have worked hard to earn their reward also feel empowered versus entitled.

2. Talk about how you make money and where it is spent. Given the prominence of credit and debit cards and technology, kids rarely see money change hands. Letting kids know that money does not grow on trees but rather comes from hard work is important. Understanding your job pays for your house, food, car, gas, internet can be things they may take for granted.

5. Teach them how to negotiate. Overcharged on a bill? Have them listen as you problem solve and work to get your money back using positive conflict resolution skills. Ask them what they think is fair to be paid for chores. Why do they deserve more allowance? This also helps teach the value of their time.

charges add up and take a bite out of hard earned money. It is paramount to explain credit cards and the impact of paying upwards of 20% on the balance. 7. Get them involved. Grocery shopping can be a great experience to learn what things cost, how to look for sales and work within a budget. 8. Tell them no. Our kids are not shy and repeatedly ask for things. While wanting to do nice things for our kids, we also want to avoid raising entitled children. Sometimes the best answer is no. 9. Pay for half. Growing up, our parents would sometimes compromise to pay for half a purchase. This meant we had to raise the other half and would look for the best deal as it saved us money. By teaching kids about money, it can help them grow up to be financially savvy and confident. It could save parents money in the long run too! Until next time…Invest Well. Live Well.

6. Discuss the impact of fees and interest. Show them where to review items such as bank fees, cell phone bills, or how interest

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MASTERS OF FINANCE TFSA vs. RRSP: Do you know the difference?


he registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) deadline of March 1 is approaching and Canadians are left deciding between whether to allocate money to their Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) or RRSP. According to BMO’s TFSA vs. RRSP report, there is one clear winner: TFSAs, with more than half of Canadians indicating they would pick the investment vehicle. The challenge is that nearly a third do not know the difference. The report, conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights, also found: • 76 per cent of Canadians are knowledgeable about RRSPs; • Similarly, three quarters are knowledgeable about TFSAs; • Knowing the difference is a different story. Nearly a third (32 per cent) do not know the difference between TFSAs and RRSPs. An RRSP is a tax-deferred savings vehicle that allows Canadians to help fund their retirement. Contributions are tax-deductible, which

means the individual’s taxable income is reduced by the amount contributed in a given tax year. A TFSA is a flexible, registered general-purpose savings vehicle that allows Canadians to earn tax-free investment income to meet lifetime savings needs more easily. “It’s encouraging to see Canadians investing for longer term goals — buying a house or retirement — and putting more money into investments to get there,” said Mathieu Lepine of BMO Bank of Montreal. “What will be important going forward for Canadian investors is seeking financial advice so that they don’t succumb to any of the downsides of either the TFSA or RRSP. “Getting hit with tax penalties or being penalized for over contributing can start to eat away at the amount invested.” The report also looked at which investment vehicles Canadians prefer and found: • Baby Boomers lead the charge on TFSAs. Since 2014, the gap between

Canadians choosing a TFSA over an RRSP has risen to more than 20 per cent, while 69 per cent of those 55 and over would choose a TFSA over an RRSP; • Millennials are the least likely to have an RRSP account, with 56 per cent claiming to not have one. By comparison, two-thirds of Generation X and Baby Boomers have an RRSP (67 per cent for each). Lepine noted Baby Boomers have been consistently good, long-term savers, which could point to why they’re turning to TFSAs. For Baby Boomers that have built up their RRSPs, a TFSA can be used to enhance their lifestyle and dipped into for discretionary purchases like travel. “It’s a positive indicator to see Canadians flocking to TFSAs as the savings vehicle provides a good amount of flexibility,” Lepine said. “Leveraging both accounts simultaneously can provide even greater value over the long term. As Millennials start earning more and turn their minds towards retirement, RRSPs will nicely supplement what is being built up in the TFSA.”



Whether you’re just starting your career, retired, or anywhere in between, a TFSA is a great way to grow your money through tax-free investing.

An RRSP is the foundation of your retirement plan, offering tax-sheltered growth and valuable tax deductions when you contribute.

Contribution Rule: Earned income is not needed to accumulate annual contribution room ($6,000 in 2019).

Contribution Rule: Must have earned income in order to accumulate contribution room. Over-contribution Penalty: Over-contributions in excess of $2,000 are subject to a 1% penalty tax per month.

Over-contribution Penalty: Over contributions are subject to a penalty tax of 1% per month (on the amount above the limit).

Withdrawal Considerations: Withdrawals are normally taxed in the year of withdrawal. Amounts withdrawn can’t be added to your contribution room the next year.

Withdrawal Considerations: Withdrawals are tax-free. Amounts withdrawn are added back to your contribution room the next year, so you can later recontribute the amount that you withdrew. Tax Benefit: Contributions are not tax-deductible on your income tax return.

Investment Options: An RRSP can hold cash, stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, securities, government and corporate bonds, and term deposits.

Investment Options: A TFSA can hold cash, stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, securities, government and corporate bonds, and term deposits.

Future Considerations: An RRSP must be fully withdrawn or transferred to a RRIF or annuity by the end of the year you turn 71.

Future Considerations: There’s no requirement to convert your TFSA to an income payment option (e.g. a RRIF or annuity).

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ack Isenor’s voice is unmistakable. Call it a shrill squawk. Call it the screeching quack of an alpha drake commanding his flock. Call it the piercing vocal equivalent of nails darn near engraving a chalkboard. Just make sure you call it an influential voice for multiple generations of students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help elementary — one that will fall silent when Isenor retires at the end of this school year. “The kids. I’ll really miss the kids and I’m going to really miss the coaching, the staff and the parents,” Isenor said last Thursday, minutes after his final regular-season basketball game on an OLPH Dolphins’ sideline. “I came to this school 38 years ago and got to build an athletic and PE program. I just stayed. It’s been a great honour to work at this school and coach the kids I have.” OLPH principal Christopher Yuen invited alumni to attend the tier 2 girls’ game last week, aiming to honour Isenor and longtime teacher Mark Backmeyer, both of whom were hired in 1981 and will call it quits this year. “You don’t replace them,” Yuen said. “The legacy they have left behind, you don’t replace that. You honour that. We start a new chapter. They are one in a million.” The David Thompson Tigers were the visiting team last Thursday.

Three OLPH teachers said Backmeyer, who helped referee the Dolphins-Tigers clash, rarely declines extra-curricular volunteer work and hasn’t said no for nearly four decades. “Flex 5! Flex 5!” hollered Isenor, calling in plays to Grade 7 point guard Berkley Klarich as if she were a WNBA star. “Take it! Go, JoJo! Nice try!” Scores were 16-2 after the first quarter, 32-4 at halftime, 44-10 after the third quarter and 52-12 at the final whistle — a blowout victory for the Dolphins. There was some grumbling from a few Tigers’ parents, murmurs of discontent that festered while the lopsided scoreline widened. Isenor makes no apologies for winning, which is a byproduct of his focus on skill development. The students pore over fundamentals during practice three mornings per week, fine-tuning systems and team play foreign to many opponents. That same hard work is what sparks love for the game and helps some excel at the high school level, Isenor said. The Dolphins have claimed 24 city championship banners under Isenor’s guidance, many of which line the gym walls. He takes pride in the titles, won in both basketball and volleyball. “I guess so. Yeah, I do,” Isenor said with a laugh. “I look at the banners and I think of various kids that I coached that won those banners and all the hard work that goes into winning the banner. “I’m a tough coach, but I’m a fair coach. I expect a lot of them and they know that I do. I just

Mark Backmeyer (above) and Jack Isenor (right) were hired in 1981 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. They will retire this year. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

want them to have fun and learn the game.” Grade 7 elementary school point guards are not often pressed to the degree Berkley was on Thursday, clucked and cawed at by Isenor from across the gym in learning moments likely heard across the North Shore. “At first, some kids are [intimidated], but when you actually get to know him, you actually improve and he’s fun,” said Berkley, sitting on the bench basking in victory after the contest. “I was a little bit nervous that I was going to mess up, but not anymore. He’s a tough coach, but that’s how he makes us better. That’s how we improve. He makes it really fun.” Roberto Klarich, Berkley’s father, is helping Isenor on the sidelines this season. He was in Grade 5 at OLPH when Isenor arrived. “It’s been a two-generation stint for my family,” Roberto said, noting sportsmanship is manda-

tory curriculum under Isenor. “The banners, what we see on these walls, are really a testament to his commitment, leadership and building the program, promoting sports, youth activity, not just for the school, but at the elementary school age for all of Kamloops. It’s a snowball effect.” The student-turned-helperparent joked that Isenor has a bit of Bobby Knight in him, but said the 63-year-old coach, OLPH’s General, has “cranked it down” over the years.

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“When I started, I was a real strict disciplinarian,” Isenor said, noting he won’t miss marking and report-card season. “Kids that had me would know that. That’s how I thought I had to run the ship. Parents back in those days were more supportive of you being stricter and being on their kids. Over the years, I’ve become less strict. Kids are different nowadays. You’ve got to treat them a little different.”


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Isenor has taught physical education and coached basketball, volleyball, flag football, track and field and cross-country running, among other sports, since arriving at the school. For the last 13 years, he has also been in the classroom teaching subjects such as spelling, social studies, science and math. Susan Eason worked at OLPH from 1989 until retirement in 2003. Most of her seven grandchildren have been coached and taught by Isenor and Backmeyer. “The first thing I noticed teaching, I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness. You can hear him [Isenor] over the whole school!’ Eason said, noting her grandkids loved Backmeyer’s science classes. “That’s what little people, at first, find intimidating, until they know him and know he has that soft side and cares about them deeply. “They also became good friends. They are just such wonderful gentlemen.” A sharply dressed woman entered the gym a few minutes before tip-off last Thursday. The second Isenor saw her, the burly, bald bench boss took reprieve from overseeing warm-up and bolted to give her a hug.

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Jack Isenor (right) shouts instructions last Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Eldest daughter Tiffany was there to show support. The prospect of spending more time with family, including wife, Debbie, and younger daughter, Chelsea, has Isenor more focused on the future than what he is giving up at OLPH. “My family means everything to me,” Isenor said. “They are the most important. I tell the kids your family is your blood. Always make sure you support your family.” Joanne Perszon, who has taught at OLPH for more than 30 years, approached KTW at halftime holding a piece of paper, a few quotes for publication. She eventually agreed to an interview.

“We’ve always felt like we’ve been family at our school,” she said. “Jack, he likes to tell everybody they’re awesome, that they’re great. He does have a big voice. When the children first come, they’re a little intimidated, but he’s got a heart of gold. “Mark is very kind. He’s the one that’s going to play the jokes or pranks on staff. The kids love him.” Backmeyer has been a utility man, teaching everything except kindergarten and Grade 7. One former student told a tale of Backmeyer bringing a bear trap into the classroom, remembering him as an eccentric outdoorsman. “It wasn’t a bear trap,”

Backmeyer said defiantly, breaking into laughter. “And that’s one of the neat things — what they remember. They remember the silliest things. I have old traps. We do fur trade. I bring in furs and animal skulls. That’s what I like, showing them stuff. “It’s amazing how life works out. When I was in school, Grade 1 to Grade 12, I hated school. When I hit Grade 12, I was out of there. Gone. Yaheeee! Done with school! “I’ve never been out, another 38 years, plus university.” Backmeyer and Isenor are among the first to reach the school in the morning. Conversation has been shared over coffee for nearly four decades, bonding time that will be missed. “Just guys sitting there yapping,” Backmeyer said. Added Isenor: “We’ll still get together. I know we will. We’ll go out and have coffee like the old retired people do, right?” Backmeyer and Isenor — coming to an A&W near you. But not yet. “They’re recruiting me for all kinds of stuff, high jump, track meets, already things are starting to weasel in,” Backmeyer said. “I won’t even have to look. Something is going to come

dropping in on my plate.” Isenor, who plans to sub next year, has three basketball teams in the hunt for city championships this winter. The drive for 27 banners is on, with the final buzzer set to sound on his coaching career. “I’m just wondering if all of a sudden he’ll think, ‘Oh, my goodness, what have I left behind?” Eason said. “Kids come back and thank him — ‘Thank you for supporting me.’” Yuen, who also refereed last Thursday, blew the whistle to signal the end of the game. Isenor gathered his team and led a three-cheers chant in raspy modulation. “Since I’ve been 10 years old, this has been my voice,” Isenor said. “I have kind of a unique voice. My friends, family and the kids at the school, they know that. My bark is bigger than my bite.” It won’t be heard at OLPH for much longer, but Isenor’s voice will echo through former students for generations to come. BID THEM ADIEU OLPH will be hosting a sendoff party for Backmeyer and Isenor. The school will make plans public when finalized.





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The nation’s fifth-ranked U The nation’s Canada West semifinal series.fifth-ranked U Sports volleyball team was put to SportsNo. volleyball team was put to Trinity, ranked 2 in Canada, the sword by the TRU WolfPack in the sword by the the conTRU WolfPack in made short work of UBC, Edmonton on Saturday. Edmonton on Saturday. ference’s seventh-ranked team, last TRU earned a five-set victory TRU earned a five-set victory weekend in Langley, sweeping the over the Alberta Golden Bears in the Alberta Golden Bears in series 2-0 andover winning both matchMatch 2 of their best-of-three Match 2 of their best-of-three es 3-0. Canada West quarter-final series, Canada West quarter-final series, backing up a four-set win in Match 1 THE WOMEN’S backing SIDEup a four-set win in Match 1 in Edmonton on Friday. in Edmonton onone Friday. The Wolfpack women fell “This was one of the biggest “This was one of the biggest victory shy of upsetting the Alberta weekends in our playoff history,” weekends in our playoff history,” Pandas in their best-of-three WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly coach Pat Hennelly Canada WestWolfPack volleyballhead quarter-final said. “We have won three previous “We have won three previous series on the said. weekend in Edmonton. on the road and this one ranks up thethe road and No. 6 TRUon won first tiltthis on one ranks up there for sure. Proud of the way the there for sure. Proud Friday, but No. 3 Alberta won the of the way the guys handled this adversity.” guys handled thisdecidadversity.” rematch on Saturday and the Hennelly said fifth-year outside Hennelly said fifth-year outside ing match on Sunday. hitter Tim Dobbert put together one hittermore Tim Dobbert KTW will have on the put together one of the best weekends in the proof the season best weekends in the proWolfPack women’s next gram’s playoff history. gram’s playoff history. week. The Aichelberg, Germany, prodThe Aichelberg, Germany, product racked up 23 kills in 42 attempts uct racked up 23 kills in 42 attempts ALL-STAR HONOURS on Saturday and had 25 kills in 42 on Saturday andnamed had 25 kills in 42 Dobbert was on Tuesday attempts on Friday. attempts on Friday. to the Canada West men’s volleyball “It has been amazing, especially “Itfor has2018-2019. been amazing, especially first all-star team playing in this gym,” Dobbert said. playing in this gym,” He was a conference second all-Dobbert said. “It is tough to win. Alberta has a “It is tough to win. Alberta has a star team member last season. great team. It is tough to beat them. great team. is tough to beat them. Olga Savenchuk of theItPack We had a good matchup. It was an We had a goodWest matchup. It was an was named to the Canada amazing game.” amazing game.” women’s volleyball first all-star Alberta was ranked third in ranked third in team. TeammateAlberta Hayleywas McNaught Canada West. No. 6-ranked TRU Canada West. team. No. 6-ranked TRU cracked the rookie all-star ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW will travel to Langley to play the will travel to Langley to play the conference’s No.Dobbert 2-ranked team, conference’s 2-ranked — with filesNo. from TRU team, Outside hitter Tim is a big reason why the TRU Trinity Western, in in a best-of-three Trinity Western, in a best-of-three Sports Information WolfPack remain alive the Canada West playoffs.

Canada West semifinal series. Trinity, ranked No. 2 in Canada, made short work of UBC, the conference’s seventh-ranked team, last weekend in Langley, sweeping the series 2-0 and winning both matches 3-0. THE WOMEN’S SIDE The Wolfpack women fell one victory shy of upsetting the Alberta Pandas in their best-of-three Canada West volleyball quarter-final series on the weekend in Edmonton. No. 6 TRU won the first tilt on Friday, but No. 3 Alberta won the rematch on Saturday and the deciding match on Sunday. KTW will have more on the WolfPack women’s season next week. ALL-STAR HONOURS Dobbert was on Tuesday named to the Canada West men’s volleyball first all-star team for 2018-2019. He was a conference second allstar team member last season. Olga Savenchuk of the Pack was named to the Canada West women’s volleyball first all-star team. Teammate Hayley McNaught cracked the rookie all-star team. — with files from TRU Sports Information

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If incorporated, TRU will have a decision to make. In October, Atkinson told KTW rugby sevens (the fastpaced seven-a-side version of the game) could become a fullfledged varsity sport, be given a hybrid club status, similar to the baseball team’s, or be scrapped completely. “We’ll have a pretty good indication of how we want to move forward within probably four to six weeks,” Atkinson said.

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will be held in conjunction with the Kamloops Sports Council athletic awards banquet. B.C. Lions’ legend Geroy Simon will be the guest speaker for the event. Tickets will go on sale in March at the Sandman Centre Box Office. STORM IN TOUGH The Kamloops Storm and Revelstoke Grizzlies began their Round 1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League series

on Tuesday after KTW’s press deadline. Revelstoke played host to Game 1 on Tuesday and will host Game 2 on Wednesday. Games 3 and 4 will be played at Memorial Arena in Kamloops on Friday and Saturday, respectively, with puck-drop set for 7:15 p.m. both nights. The Grizzlies finished atop Doug Birks Division standings, 44 points ahead of the fourth-place Storm. KTW will have more on the Storm on Friday.

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019



Blazers on home stretch Zane Franklin grabs the Kamloops Blazers’ logo after scoring against the Prince George Cougars on Friday at Sandman Centre. The late third-period goal forced overtime, but the Cougars won 2-1 in a shootout.



They are not yet must-win games by definition, but Kamloops Blazers’ head coach Serge Lajoie is OK with using the phrase to describe his club’s remaining 11 WHL games. “The guys have to get used to playing in pressure situations because that’s what playoffs is all about,” Lajoie said. “It’s a healthy pressure.” The Blazers, next in action against the Tri-City Americans on Wednesday at Sandman Centre, picked up one of a possible four points last weekend and are five points out of a playoff spot. Prince George (1736-4-3) snapped a 17-game losing streak, its worst slide since the team relocated to B.C.’s northern capital from Victoria 25 years ago, with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Blazers at Sandman Centre on Friday. Kamloops (22-294-2) generated only 18 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Rockets in Kelowna on Saturday. “That was 18 shots that the Kelowna scorekeepers kept,” Lajoie said. “By our count,


we had 27. It’s a little misleading. It’s a psychological advantage for them. We had some good chances, just like they did.” Lajoie saw urgency in his club’s play on Saturday, noting the difference was the Rockets capitalizing on scoring opportunities and strong play from Kelowna netminder Roman Basran, who earned first-star honours with the shutout. The Blazers’ bench boss praised Kelowna’s defence corps, saying its size and stoutness was effective, especially against his smaller, younger charges. “[Kyrell] Sopotyk, [Connor] Zary, [Josh] Pillar, Martin Lang, they’re young players that play with a high level of energy, yet it’s tough for those guys to get inside at their tender age and at their physical stature,” Lajoie said. “Kelowna is a heavy team. Their six

defencemen are big, rugged defencemen that don’t make it easy to get to the front of the net.” Early in the second period, Nolan Foote and Mark Liwiski solved Kamloops netminder Dylan Ferguson, who stopped 21 shots in a losing effort. The Americans (3322-2-1) and Blazers are well-acquainted. Tri-City downed Kamloops 5-3 in Kennewick, Wash., on Feb. 15. The Blazers won the rematch 3-1 at Sandman Centre on Feb. 18. Game time is 7 p.m. on Wednesday on Mark Recchi Way. “We know exactly what to expect,” Lajoie said. “That’s a good frame of mind to go into practise tomorrow. “We’re a young team. We have to make sure everybody is on board. That’s the key.” B.C. Division standings: Vancouver (86

Sloan earns big pay day Roger Sloan cashed in on Sunday. The 31-year-old golfer from Merritt tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open, the best finish of his PGA Tour career, and earned a paycheque of $198,000. Sloan birdied the 17th and 18th holes for a final-round 67, finishing the tournament at 12-under-par, along with Daniel Berger, Johnson Wagner and Aaron Baddeley. Martin Trainer won the first-place prize of $540,000 with a final score of 15-under-par. Sloan, who finished 2018 with an Official World Golf Ranking of 474th, moved up to 280th on Monday morning. He is 81st in

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BRIEFS FedExCup Standings, 17 places ahead of Tiger Woods. The top-10 finish on the weekend made Sloan eligible to play in the Honda Classic, which gets underway on Thursday at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Honda Classic has a prize purse of $6.8 million, with a winner’s share of $1.2 million. Sloan has earned $367,892 after 10 events this season.

RECORD-SETTER Logan Stankoven of Kamloops padded his ever-growing resume on the weekend. The 15-year-old Thompson Blazers’ forward scored his 45th goal of the season in a 7-2 win over the South Island Royals at Sandman Centre on Sunday, giving him the record for most goals scored in a single B.C. Major Midget League season. Stankoven, who has played 34 games this season, surpassed Tyson Jost, who notched 44 goals in 36 games for the Okanagan Rockets in 2013-2014. The St. Ann’s Academy student has 90 points this season.

points), Victoria (66 points), Kelowna (57 points), Kamloops (50 points) and Prince George (41 points). The Blazers have three games in hand on the Rockets. Kamloops has two games in hand on the Seattle Thunderbirds, who have 55 points and hold the second and final wild card position in the Western Conference. Seattle and Kamloops (24-28-5-2) will clash at Sandman Centre on Friday. “It’s OK to speak about must-wins,” Lajoie said. “You don’t want the players to be paralyzed by the opportunity, but you have to get them to realize these are important games and how we prepare leading up to those games is so important.”

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In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory(Neal) of Pamela Jane Ogilvie Pamela Jane October 13, 1932 Ogilvie - February 16,(Neal) 2019 October 13, 1932 - February 16, 2019

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WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Patricia “Trish” Leanne Worthington

Rudolph (Rudy) Otto Vollmer

July 31, 1971 – February 19, 2019

Trish passed away peacefully at the Overlander Residential Care Facility with her mom and aunt by her side. Trish is survived by her two beautiful daughters Zoey and Reghan, her loving mother Eleanor (Harvey), father Dan, brothers Kelly, Timothy and Travis and sister Leah and their families, special aunt Sheila (Carol) many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Trish graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1989. Trish was an accomplished hair stylist. She was formerly part owner of Eyreheads Hair Salon in Vernon and worked for a few years at Rapunzels Hair Salon in Vernon. She was also a fitness instructor at Ladies Only Gym. She enjoyed softball, volleyball, karate and was a member of the Kami Girl Majorettes many years ago. We would like to thank the loving, caring staff at the Overlander who took such good care of Trish. There will be no service by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Rudy is survived by his partner Valentina (Tina) Putoto, his children Dave Vollmer, Donna Milne, Bruce Vollmer and grandchildren Graham Milne, Nicholas Milne and Claire Garson, as well as his friend Dan Milne and lifelong special friend Sig Galk. He is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Vollmer (née Sinclair)

In Loving Memory of Christine Mary Hardisty -Ogilvie

Rudy was born on May 18, 1928 in Siersleben, East Germany. He escaped from East Germany just after World War II, with a dream of becoming a cowboy in Canada. He traveled the world as a sailor and finally settled in Vancouver, British Columbia in the early 1950s. For two years, he worked as a cowboy at the Seven-O ranch near Kamloops. In 1958, Rudy married Betty. He shortly gave up life in the saddle and went to work on the waterfront in Vancouver as a deckhand and eventually a tugboat captain for Seaspan for the next 37 years. In 1974, Rudy moved his young family to Little Heffley Lake, BC where his children and grandchildren have all called home currently or in past years. His family remembers him as a hardworking, generous and proud man. Rudy was an accomplished mariner who sailed to many parts of the world. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter, birdwatcher, horseman and dog owner. When the Vollmer’s moved from Vancouver to Little Heffley, there were no houses on or near the lake. Rudy and his family built many of the houses on the lake and contributed greatly to the development of the thriving community there today. As to Rudy’s wishes, there will be a mariner’s funeral at sea. In lieu of a service, family and friends are invited to join a celebration of life in May 2019 at Little Heffley Lake to celebrate Rudy’s unique life. In addition to all the staff and caregivers at Berwick on the Park and Kamloops Seniors Village, we wish to thank all of those who helped with Rudy’s medical needs and the kindness extended to him over the years. Rudy’s life was much, much brighter because of their help.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Trish.

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Captain Rudolph (Rudy) Otto Vollmer died peacefully in Kamloops on February 3, 2019 at the age of 90.

A very special thank you to his amazing and devoted doctor Jeevyn Chahal for the personal care and time she gave him, along with her husband and daughter.

An honourary memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, located at 360 Nicola St, Kamloops, BC at 11:00 am.

May the chickadees be with you forever Rudy.

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Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson

Kenneth Reid Moffat

1931 - 2019

August 8, 1925 – February 18, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson on February 20, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Bob is survived by his children Roberta (Rod), Cindy, Sharon (Tony), Pam, Brad (Jamie), twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by Alice, his loving wife of 64 years, his son Bill, parents Earl and Lillian, sisters Corinne and Lois and great-grandson Corbin. Bob was born in Tofield, Alberta and in 1945 the family moved to BC where they settled in Enderby. At the age of 18, Bob entered the trucking industry with his Dad Earl. Bob’s outstanding skills at both trucking and business soon became evident and it wasn’t long before he expanded into logging and other areas of the trucking industry. In 1964, Bob, Alice and their five children moved to Kamloops where his trucking company continued successfully for many years. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping and being with his family. As a young man he enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and basketball. Later in life, Bob and Alice stayed active and enjoyed bowling, golfing and travelling. Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a kind and gentle man, who always had a welcoming smile for you. Bob’s family was most important to him and he provided constant support, encouragement, guidance and love to us all. Bob will be greatly missed by all that knew him. A celebration of life will be held in early spring and Bob will be buried in Vernon, alongside Alice. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC will be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from 250-554-2577

Born in Quesnel, B.C. in 1925, Ken Moffat died peacefully on February 18, 2019 at Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops. Survived by his daughter, Lynn, and predeceased by brothers Harry and Norman and by his love of fifty years, Greta Peters, Ken lived a life full of fun and not a little adventure. A staunch supporter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 3453, Ken also enjoyed membership in the Elks Lodge and the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans. In the latter stages of World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After his stint in the Navy, Ken returned to the B.C. interior, where he met and married Joan Seymour. They lived at the Moffat Ranch at Alexandria, later moving to the Westsyde area of Kamloops. Following their divorce, Ken met Greta Peters as he was walking, probably deliberately, past her home on Westsyde Road. Thus began a loving and enduring relationship which continued until Greta’s death, just a year ago. All his life, Ken remained fiercely and justly proud of his family’s history in the Cariboo, which dated back to 1875. The original house on the ranch, the Moffatt House, was a roadhouse on the Cariboo Wagon Road, and the ranch continues to be run by his nephew, David Moffat and his wife Margaret.

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First Memorial Funeral Service 250-554-2429 For most of his working life, Ken was involved in the trucking industry. While employed by McGavin’s Bakery, he met John Radmacher and together they formed Beaver Trucking Service, where Ken remained until his retirement (sort of) in 1975, following which he and Greta took a year-long trip through the United States and several Central American countries with their 5th wheel trailer. Upon their return, Ken bought a truck in partnership with Garnett Bloxom and they lowbedded for Robo Transport for a few years. Ken taught many to drive truck and he was a good teacher, provided his students could handle his often caustic and biting criticism. He seemed to shift from mentor to tormenter with an uncommon ease. A self-appointed authority on almost all matters, Ken had a keen interest in subjects ranging from motor transport to bee-keeping to politics to lawn-mowing and could be relied upon to deliver himself of an opinion on almost any topic. Whatever it was, he was decidedly quick to explain how you were doing it wrong. However, if pressed, he would reluctantly concede that his free advice was “worth every penny of it”. To say that Ken Moffat had a colourful turn of phrase would be the master of all understatements. It was impossible to be in his company for more than a few moments without finding yourself laughing. His family hopes that his many friends will join in reliving that laughter at a memorial to be held at the Kamloops Yacht Club, 1140 River Street, on Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00pm.

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019



Elmo Eugene Biagioni August 27, 1925 – February 19, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elmo Biagioni on February 19, 2019 at the age of 93 at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice in Kamloops, BC. Elmo was born in Penticton, BC on August 27, 1925 to Rose and Nicholas Biagioni. He spent his early years exploring the hills and fields near his home. When Elmo was 17 years of age, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy and took his basic training at HMCS Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and bravely served his country during World War II from 1943 to 1946. After the war, Elmo returned to Penticton and worked as a plasterer and stone mason. In 1948, during a visit to Kamloops, he attended a dance and met the love of his life Evelyn (Sandy) Alexander. They married on September 17, 1949 and settled in Penticton where their daughter Cheryl-Ann (Sherry) was born in 1950. In September 1951, Elmo began his career as a conductor with the Canadian Pacific Railway and he moved his family to Kamloops where their son Robert was born in 1953 and then son Mark in 1969.

a Life Time Membership. He loved spending time with his numerous friends and family and hosted many a barbeque in the family backyard. Elmo was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend and was always there to lend a helping hand for those in need. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humour, huge goofy grin and great laugh. Elmo was predeceased by his parents Rose and Nicholas, brother Peter and son Mark. Elmo is survived by his wife Sandy of 69 years, daughter Sherry Solecki (John), son Robert Biagioni (Laura), brother Robert Biagioni (Elizabeth), sisters Yvonne Biagioni, Juanita Ryan (Peter), sister-in-law Joan Biagioni, grandchildren Jessie Solecki, Casey Delves (Brian), Steven Biagioni, Kurt Biagioni (Maggie), Mark Biagioni (Megan), greatgrandchildren Abigail Delves, Andrew Delves, Alison Delves, Avery Biagioni, Barrett Biagioni, nieces Nicole Reynolds, Kathleen Biagioni (Michael Schreiner), Benjamin Biagioni, Michael Biagioni, Darcy Biagioni (Karina), Chris Biagioni (Julie), Colin Biagioni and eight great-nephews.

Elmo was a hardworking and dedicated employee with the Canadian Pacific Railway for 37 years. During this time, he made many longtime friends and had countless tales to tell of his adventures on the railway. He retired on February 1, 1988.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Loland, the nurses on 7 North at Royal Inland Hospital and nurses and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice. Thank you for your loving care of Elmo and support.

In 1959, Elmo and Sandy bought a two acre parcel of land on Valleyview Drive and proceeded to build their home. Elmo took great pride in his yard and manicured lawns and worked tirelessly in his large vegetable garden and extensive flower beds even after turning ninety. Elmo was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved fishing, hunting and tying flies. He volunteered for many years with the Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association and in March 2007 was awarded

A Funeral Mass for Elmo will be held at the Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops, BC on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 10:50 am. A reception in the church hall will follow the service. A family interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery.

William Malcolm Wray

he always kept it. He was a great example of a true believer in Jesus, as he quietly served others often times anonymously. Bill was a very generous person, never taking a lot of trips or pleasure for himself, but always ready to help and support others. One of his greatest acts of kindness was his decision, when Susan was diagnosed with ALS, to keep her at home and care for her for the two years leading up to her death.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William Malcolm Wray of Kamloops, BC on February 15, 2019 at 84 years of age. Bill is survived by his children Corinne (Arne) Tacey of Fort St. John and Rod (Debbie) Wray of Haiti, grandchildren Carly (Eylar) Zielke, Christie (Dan) Folkman, Tim (Katie) Wray, Kara Wray and Katie Wray, great-grandchildren Wyatt, Sawyer, Ellyanna, Ayla and Clayde Zielke and Wilbur Folkman. Also left to cherish Bill’s memory is his sister Muriel Cameron of Maderia Park, BC, his in-laws Carol (Mike) Mulvahill, Linda (Zorro) Szabados, Ronald (Patti) Malcolm, David (Jolanda) Malcolm, John (Marie) Malcolm, Rosemary (Martin) Odermatt, as well as nieces and nephews and many longtime friends. Bill was predeceased by his wife Susan Wray, his parents Charles and Margaret Wray, his brothers Len Wray, Wilfred Wray, Peter Wray and sisters Florence Houseman, Margaret (Scottie) Cameron and Julia Reid. Bill was born at Pender Harbour, BC on July 25, 1934. He began his working life as a logger. He married Susan Malcolm on December 15, 1956. In the mid 1960s Bill moved his young family to Terrace, BC. Eventually, he began working on powerline construction projects. Early in the 1970s, the family moved to Kamloops. Then, in the 1990s, Bill and Susan moved back to Terrace where he worked for BC Hydro until he retired and he and Susan returned to Kamloops. Bill lived a life of faithfulness. If he gave his word on something,

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The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the doctors and staff on 7N at RIH for their care and support. Memorial donations may be made to World Team Canada – Haiti Development Project, Rod Wray, 7575 Danbro Cr., Mississauga, ON L5N 6P9. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops with Pastor Jim McAlister officiating. He will be missed so very much, but we are comforted, knowing he has gone to be with the Lord.

“The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” Psalm. 121:8 Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Jules Robert Bloom July 16, 1928 - February 2, 2019

Earl Frederick Thompson January 23, 1927 – February 19, 2019 In loving memory of our beloved, respected and greatly missed Earl.

The family of Jules Bloom is sad to announce his passing on February 2, 2019 at the age of 90. Jules was born July 16, 1928 in Hanna, Alberta and moved to Kamloops with his parents when he was 9. He met and married Georgina, enjoyed raising his family, hunted and fished in the area, and eventually bought Peter Hope Fishing Resort in 1970. He moved to Burnaby in the mid 1980s where he met his second wife Marion. Not only did Jules and Marion enjoy their motorcycle trips, they also thoroughly loved sailing their boat up and down the coast of B.C. They later retired and moved to Port Alberni, and two years ago moved to Campbell River. Jules is survived by his wife Marion, his children Jeff, Julia, Kerry, Megan and Alicia, his brother Jack, step-children Sally, Jennifer, Jerry and many grand and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in late spring.

Karmjit Singh Khun Khun 1969 - 2019

With heavy hearts we are announcing the sudden passing of Karmjit Singh Khun Khun. He was a loving and charismatic husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend who dedicated his life to the happiness of others. He never failed to grab the attention of a room and make everyone around him smile. He radiated light and positivity.

Praise God! He is with the Lord Jesus Christ, his Saviour and we can look forward to seeing him again. Proverbs 10:7 “The memory of the righteous is a blessing…” A Service will be held Monday, March 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops with Pastor Jordan Eadie officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to FAIR (Fellowship Aid and International Relief)

The More You Give The more you give, The more you get, The more you laugh, The less you fret. The more you do unselfishly. The more you live abundantly. The more of everything you share,

Born and raised in Kamloops, he served the community by working 24 years at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. He enjoyed the company of his best friend and wife and three beautiful daughters. He was an avid member of the fitness community, participating in body building and local strongman competitions.

The more you’ll always have to spare.

The Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at Summit Baptist Church, 1975 Summit Drive, Kamloops.

That life is good and friends are kind.

In lieu of flowers we ask people to donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as this was something he was passionate about. Condolences may be expressed at

The more you love, the more you’ll find,

For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day. Teresa PierceyGates


WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019


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You could simply cut the fudge into 3 1x3 strips, but where is the fun then?

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

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Aries, you have high hopes about everything that crosses your path this week. This includes your love life. You might be eager to step things up a notch in that area.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, find comfort in the fact that your spouse or significant other and you share the same perspective about important topics. He or she also has integrity, which means a lot.

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

If you are single, it is possible you will meet someone this week you believe could be longterm relationship material. This person may be your complete opposite.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Finding success in things that you want to do can take a few rough drafts, Leo. Do not be discouraged if a few attempts do not yield the desired outcomes.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Communication will come much easier to you this week, Virgo. This hasn’t always been the case, as you sometimes worry about how your words will be received.


- Sept 23/Oct 23 An event may occur this week that fortifies financial stability at home, Libra. This may involve real estate or developing a new longterm financial plan.


- Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you will not need to work too hard to prove to someone who loves you just how amazing you are. These people understand that, and you’re grateful for it.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, friends will not steer you wrong this week, especially if you are looking to them for advice on love. They may have some heartfelt words of wisdom.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Your love life and social life are intertwined this week, Aries. It is very likely that you will spend ample time with friends as well as that special person in your life.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, many people set goals early in a new year, and you can try to follow suit. This may provide some guidance for you as the year progresses.

Sagittarius, as long as the people you surround yourself with are able to respect you and give you some breathing room, they’re healthy to be around.

KTW/Cain’s Kids Page

We started it — you continue it. If you are in school, between kindergarten and Grade 7, here is your chance to add to our story featured every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. If your tale is added you will win a movie pass for two! Email to - Limit your submission to 150 words.



WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019


CLASSIFIEDS Phone: 250-371-4949



Announcements . . . . 001-099 Employment . . . . . . . . .100-165 Service Guide . . . . . . . 170-399 Pets/Farm . . . . . . . . . . .450-499 For Sale/Wanted. . . . .500-599 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . .600-699 Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700-799 Automotive . . . . . . . . . . 800-915 Legal Notices . . . . . . 920-1000

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Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box number. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.

Career Opportunities

GENERAL LABORERS We are a well established, growing plywood and veneer manufacturer. If you have your own transportation, can work shift work, are fit and have a good work ethic, then we need you. We are located east of the City of Kamloops, on Dallas Drive and are requiring full time General Laborers.


~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

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TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING Funding available for those who qualify!








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March 9-10, 2019

Courses start every week!

Class 1, 2, & 3 B-Train

Call 250.828.5104 or visit

Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. March 30th and 31st. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. March 10th Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:



Help Wanted

Rte 527 - 2009-2045 Hunter Pl, 902-992 Huntleigh Cres. – 28 p


1655 Lucky Strike Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1W5

Argo Road Maintenance (Thompson) Inc. is currently accepting resumes for a Journeyman Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic to work on highway maintenance vehicles and some industrial equipment. This is a full time 40 hours per week unionized position in Kamloops. The successful candidate will receive comprehensive benefits and an hourly rate as per the Collective Agreement. All interested applicants can e-mail their resume to or fax it to (250) 374-6355. Resumes will only be accepted by fax or e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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

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

Work Wanted



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

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

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Part time cleaning person needed Reply to Box 1087, c/o KTW, 1365B Dalhousie Dr. Kamloops BC V2C 5P6

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I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679


Join our small friendly team, 10-15 hours per week. Training available. Wide variety of duties. VALLEYVIEW MINI-STORAGE #10 1967 ETC HWY, Kamloops B.C.

Journeyman Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic


AAA - Pal & Core

Kamloops # recruitment agency



Education/Trade Schools courses mid-week & weekends. NEW - Intro to Reloading & Bear Aware courses on demand. For schedules see or 778-470-3030

We offer a great benefits package after a satisfactory probation period. Please submit your resume in person, Monday to Friday 8:00 - 4:30 pm.

If you cannot apply in person you can fax a full resume with references to 250-573-6052

Youth and Family Counsellor In Gold River/Tahsis with The John Howard Society of North Island. ($30 $35/hour) Visit: php/employment/

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


Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St, 2412-2714 Tranquille Rd. – 73 p. Rte 138 - 304-442 McGowan Ave, 335-418 Mulberry Ave.-76 p.


Rte 308 - 355 9thAve, 703-977 St. Paul St. – 40 p Rte 317 - 535-649 7th Ave. 702-794 Columbia St,(evenside)702-799 Nicola St.-46 p Rte 319 - 545 6th Ave, 609-690 Columbia St,(evenside), 604-692 Nicola St.-16 p Rte 320 – 483-587 9th Ave, 801991 Battle St, 804-992 Columbia St (Even Side), 803-995 Nicola St. - 51 p. Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 13th Ave, 1003-1091 Battle St, 1008-1286 Columbia St, 1004- 1314 Nicola St. – 61 p Rte 324 – 606-795 Pine St. – 29 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St(odd side), 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St.-65p Rte 327 – 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. – 38 p.

Rte 328 – 935 13th Ave, Cloverleaf Cres, Dominion Cres, Pine Cres, Park Cres. – 62 p. Rte 331 - 948-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806-999 Pleasant St. – 37 p. Rte 333 - 1003-1176 Pleasant St, 1005-1090 Pine St.– 37 p. Rte 339 - 1265-1401 9th Ave, 916-1095 Fraser St.-29 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 54 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p Rte 387 – 643-670 McBeth Pl. – 22 p. Rte 389 – Bluff Pl, 390 Centre Ave, 242-416 W. Columbia St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Terr, Grandview Terr. – 61 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 49 p.

Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.



Rte 706 – 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Molin Pl, - 29 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl-31p Rte 751 – 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 754 – Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley, Melrose, Yarrow. – 72 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 760 – Beaver Cres, Chukar Dr. – 64 p.

LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 403 – 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 28 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Bestwick Crt E. & W, Morrisey Pl. – 49 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p Rte 470 – Farnham Wynd, 102-298 Waddington Dr. – 67 p. Rte 472 - 1750-1795 Summit Dr. – 34 p Rte 474 – Coppertree Ct, Trophy Crt. – 20 p. Rte 482 - 101-403 Robson Dr. – 67 p Rte 487 - 201-475 Hollyburn Dr, 485-495 Hollyburn Dr, 20032091 Panorama Crt.-76 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 38 p. Rte 561 - 1908-1980 Ashwynd, 1915-1975 Fir Pl, 1700-1798 Lodgepole Dr. – 54 p.


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

Rte 603 – Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648 & 1652-1769 Valleyview Dr.- 44 Rte 605 – 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 64 p. Rte 606 – Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815-1899 Valleyview Dr. – 41 p. Rte 608 – Curlew Rd & Pl, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. - 73 p. Rte 612 – 2079 Falcon Rd, Flamingo Rd, 2040-2177 Glenwood Dr. – 64 p. Rte 621 – Duck Rd, Skelly Rd, 96 Tanager Dr, 2606-2876 Thompson Dr. – 50 p.


Rte 253 - Irving P, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Rhonmohe Cres, 2380&2416 Westsyde Rd.-54p Rte 257 - 801-863 Alpine Terr, 2137-2197 Community Pl, 21922207 Grasslands Blvd, 908-918 Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, 805-880 Woodhaven Dr.-53 p Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, 2136-2199 Perryville P. – 36p Rte 260 - 2040 – 2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.


Rte 602 – Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. – 47 p.


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


WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Career Opportunities

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Long-Term Stump-To-Dump Harvest/ Hauling Contracts in Northern Ontario

Merchandise for Sale

Contact Denis Roy 705-869-4020 ext 235

Antiques / Vintage

Pets Animals sold as “purebred stock� must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Wanted Dashound shorthaired puppy. 250-457-9662.

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Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, Nlaka’pamux Nation

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Misc. for Sale


10X8 weave (Medium Duty)

STARTING AT $$2.69 2.19

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STARTING AT $$3.99 4.49

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your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

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Estate Sales Everything Must Go! Furniture, shop tools, carpenter equip. misc items. 250-3775956.

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


Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933.

Misc. for Sale 1913 Cdn mfg Heintzman piano, hammers replaced. Well cared for moving, must sell. $950/obo. 250-852-1535. 23 quart pressure cooker. Brand new in box. Was $156. Will sell for $75. 250-863-1058 Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1600. 250318-2030. Carboys 23L. $30. 11.5L $20. 1-gal jugs $3/each. Bottle dry rack $15. 250-376-0313. Collectable old carpenter tools, hand saws/planes, quart/pint canning jars, brass ornaments, set of 18 Hummels c/w glass display cabinet. 250376-7195.

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

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Misc. Wanted

Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Round dining room table w/4chairs & 2 bar stools. $700. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541.

For Sale By Owner $55.00 Special!

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$500 & Under Did you know that you can place

BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton.

Misc. for Sale

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

BUYING gold dust,gold nuggets,coins, jewelry, scrap gold+, antique silver, all sterling, silverware, bullion, bars, collections of coins+. (250)-864-3521 Christine is Buying Vintage Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Coins, Sterling, China, Estates, etc. 1-778-281-0030 Housecalls.

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Musical Instruments

Misc. Wanted 001 Able buyer of all your old coins,coin collections,Collector COINS, all silver, gold, rare, common, old money.+ Todd’s Coins (250)864-3521

2-3/4 French and German Violins c/w case/bows. $150$250. 250-434-6738.

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale

ACTUAL COIN Collector Buying Coins, Collections, Silver,Gold, Olympic Coins, Bars, Bills +Also Buying ALL types of Gold & Silver. Call Chad 250-863-3082

RiverBend 2bdrms, full kitchen. W/D, 920 sq/ft. $349,000. 780-904-3551 or 778-4708338.

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

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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.


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Mobile Homes & Parks

OSPREY HOME & LAND PACKAGES Starting as low as $603.07 bi-weekly

Apt/Condo for Rent Northland Apartments

Renovated Bachelor Suites $975. Renovated 1&2 Bedroom Suites with New Fixtures; SS Appliances; Luxury Plank Flooring. Adult Oriented, No Pets, No Smoking Elevators / Common Laundry $1,050 - 1,750 per month. North Shore 250-376-1427 South Shore 250-314-1135

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Furnished room shared kit/bth female preferred $650 util & wifi incl on bus route Avail March 2nd 778-471-1328

Cars - Sports & Imports

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Financial Services

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

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



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

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

Springs Home Cleaning Services

Suites, Lower

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1bdrm furnished suite near RIH for 1 quiet working person/student. N/S, N/P, No partiers. $800/mo. 250-374-9281. 1BDRM Sep. Entr. Shared Lndry. N/S N/P $900/mo+DD+ ref’s, util. incl. Brock 554-2228 2-bdrms N/Shore, 4 appl’s. $950 +utilities. 250-852-0909 or 250-376-5913.

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

1999 - 32ft. Southwind. Slide, V-10, Jacks, Solar, Generator, Dual-air, TV’s, Vacuum, Inverter etc. Low kms. $31,500 250-828-0466 2013 Keystone Fusion Toy Hauler slps 9, 41ft 12ft garage asking $65,000 250-374-4723

Avail. w/ref. 2bdrm Kit/liv, sep ent, patio, nice yrd $950 376-0633

Suites, Upper Brand New Westsyde 3bdrm 2bth w/garage $2200 plus util n/s, n/p (250) 682-5338

Transportation Antiques / Classics

Run until sold

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)

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Trucks & Vans



2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Immaculate F150 Supercrew, 3.5 Ecoboost, Sun Roof, white, brown leather, Fully Loaded Only $35,800 250-319-8784






14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1500/obo. 778-469-5434.

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

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


Time to Prune Your Fruit Trees Tree Pruning or Removal

Transportation New Price $56.00+tax

Misc Services


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

Auto Accessories/Parts

2003 Arctic Cat 600 EFI - 1M Mountain Cat 144” track, 1582 miles as new cond trailer avail $2399/obo. (250)376-3881 or 250-371-7605

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Expedition. 200,000+kms. New brakes. Runs well. $3,700. 250-3725033.

4-Avalanche X-treme winters on rims 275/60/R20 fits 1/2T Dodge truck 5-stud. $1000. 250-573-5635.

Cars - Domestic

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

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






Add an extra line to your ad for $10 2013 Hyundai Tucson GL Automatic, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Tilt Steering, Cruise Control and AC. Great family SUV. Heated Seats. Bluetooth. Two sets of tires on rims. Clean title. Bought at the Hyundai in Kamloops. 109,000 km’s on it. FWD. Great Condition. Ready to go!!! $9,600 Text 250-319-8292.

Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Restrictions Apply

Trucks & Vans

ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details



Cars - Sports & Imports One owner 2007 Type S Acura T/L 210,000km. Exec cond. $7500/obo. (250) 828-2331

Plus Tax

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

4-Goodyear Noridc winter tires. P215/65/R17 on winter rims. $400/obo. 250-375-2375.

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2001 Dodge Dakota STL. 2WD, 4.7L, V8. Fully loaded including hitch. In great shape, no dents or scrapes. Mid sized truck used regularly city and highway. Tires good, full size spare on rim. $2500/OBO 250-3771649.










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Features the Pocket Coil technology which provides exceptional motion separation, conformability and back support. The GelTouch foam and the Gel Infused Memory foam only add to the comfort by improving breathability and ensuring a cool night’s sleep.

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250-374-3588 • 1289 Dalhousie Dr.

See in-store for details. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Some pictures may not be identical to current models. Some items may not be exactly as shown. Some items sold in sets.

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