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WHAT IS MOMO? Is latest internet concern a real threat or a hoax? A2


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The latest disturbing internet trend, which may be more myth than reality, has School District 73 issuing a warning to parents. Known as the Momo Challenge, the alleged online form of cyberbullying is said to direct children to harm themselves, threatening dire consequences if instructions are not followed. Reports of the game have surfaced online and it’s believed to be prevalent on platforms such as WhatsApp, Youtube and Snapchat, through which children receive anonymous threats tied to a picture of a doll with bulging eyes, long grin and black hair. This image, however, is of an unrelated sculpture created by a Japanese specialeffects company. Messages and images of the sculpture are believed to be spliced into kid-friendly videos or delivered via human-controlled characters in online games that encourage the person to text someone named Momo. Once contacted, Momo is believed to direct people to commit sinister acts, such as harming themselves

Parents across the globe are being warned about the Momo Challenge, alleged to be a dangerous online trend for kids spreading through YouTube and social media.

or others — and even suicide, threatening harm to them or their family if they do not comply. In SD73’s letter, which superintendent Alison Sidow said was sent “out of an abundance of caution,” parents were urged to “talk to your children about reporting these videos to a trusted adult.” The letter also listed a number of precautionary measures on cyber-safety. Sidow said it’s important for parents to make their children aware they must report any online interaction that makes them feel unsafe, and to remind

them they won’t be punished for doing so. “Talk to your child about how they use the internet and social media — be supportive and encourage them to let you know if they have any problems,” Sidow’s letter reads. The lack of verified reports of the Momo Challenge, however, have led to a slew of news articles suggesting it’s more likely a hoax than a real threat. While police agencies in the United Kingdom and Canada — including Kamloops Crimestoppers — have sent out warnings regarding the Momo Challenge, there have

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been no apparent verified reports. Those warnings are based on second-hand information and there have been no official reports of individual incidents related to the Momo Challenge, according to a CTV article. A North Ireland police department that issued a warning about Momo believes the threat has been hyped and research suggests Momo is run by hackers looking for personal information, according to an article in Rolling Stone magazine. Trish Smille, SD73’s director of instruction, told KTW district staff became aware of the online game on Wednesday, but have received no reports of any children actually encountering Momo. “We’ve had a very small number of students express that they have heard about it,” Smille said. Administrators at four elementary schools contacted the district this week, asking for advice, Smille said. She said about a dozen students asked questions about the challenge, expressing that they know it exists, are curious about it and know it involves “a scary experience and that there is some possibility of being involved with a dangerous stranger.” “It can be quite scary for a child,” she said. “The messages generally start out very innocent, as ‘Do you want to play a game?’ but then they evolve into trying to encourage a child to engage in self-harm and suicidal behaviours.” According to the fact-checking website Snopes, documented proof of the Momo Challenge is “sketchy” and unverified. Reports of deaths in Argentina, India and Columbia supposedly linked to the Momo game have never been substantiated and its existence has been fanned by its media coverage. “A good deal of

skepticism remains that the existence of the Momo challenge may be far more hype or hoax than reality, with many critics citing the paucity of screenshots and videos documenting interactions with Momo,” writes David Mikkelson of Snopes. In that article, Cyber-safety expert Denise DeRosa said whether real or rumoured, serves as a reminder for parents to know what their kids are doing online and the Momo rumours alone can be frightening for kids and even encourage teens to participate in risky dares. According to the Rolling Stone article, mental-health experts caution that hysterical media coverage could potentially be harmful by inspiring imitators and, while one child may simply turn off the video, another may be more impressionable. As the Momo encounters usually begin with online games where users are usually not recording their activities and most direct communication with Momo is said to happen via private messaging apps, capturing proof of the game’s existence can be hard to come by. Hoax or not, Smille said SD73 is taking a proactive approach. “We wanted to make sure that parents, as they begin hearing about this, have as much information as they can to support their children at home,” she said. The school district advises parents to keep track of their child’s online activities, warn them not to give out personal information and to ignore messages from people they don’t recognize. “Cyber-safety is very important,” Smille said, adding parents can contact their child’s school or Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 for support if they feel their kids are being blackmailed or extorted online.

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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should resign following Wednesday’s justice committee testimony by former federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. McLeod, a Conservative MP, said she was shocked to hear what she described as “disturbing testimony” from Wilson-Raybould, who testified on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Wilson-Raybould said she came under relentless pressure — including veiled threats — from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his senior staff, the country’s top public servant and the finance minister’s office to halt a criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. The massive Quebec-based construction and engineering firm is facing bribery-related charges in connection with work it did in Libya when Muammar Gaddafi was heading the country. Wilson-Raybould told the committee she believes she was shuffled out of the prestigious justice portfolio to veterans’ affairs in January because she refused to give in to pressure to allow

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Trudeau maintained he and his staff “always acted appropriately and professionally. I therefore completely disagree with the former attorney general’s characterization of events.” McLeod said her jaw dropped when she heard the prime minister’s rebuttal. “I thought he would come out and he might be a little bit ashamed, that he might have apologized,” she said. “He has done none of that and it’s shameful.” She said she believes Wilson-Raybould over Trudeau because the former justice minister made a comprehensive statement under oath that was accompanied by detailed documentation. Trudeau reiterated the decision surrounding SNC-Lavalin was Wilson-Raybould’s to make and that they had conversations of the potential loss of 9,000 jobs and pensions. He said jobs and the economy are key issues for his government and it’s his job as prime minister to defend workers. “The government likes to say, ‘We were worried about jobs.’ What was clear from her [WilsonRaybould’s] statement was they were worried about electoral concerns and a favoured company,” McLeod said. — with files from Canadian Press

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LOCAL NEWS Kamloops council was elected in October 2018 to a four-year term. Clockwise from top left: Mike O’Reilly, Arjun Singh, Mayor Ken Christian, Denis Walsh, Dieter Dudy, Kathy Sinclair, Dale Bass, Bill Sarai and Sadie Hunter. KTW FILE PHOTO


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A Kamloops councillor’s motion to move meetings to evenings has led to support, opposition and a desire for more information on the impact of such a move. Dale Bass, a first-term councillor elected in last October’s civic election, submitted a notice of motion on the matter on Tuesday, a motion that will be on the agenda next week. The motion specifically asks city staff prepare a report on the feasibility of moving meetings to evenings and that a report be presented to council in time for the March 12 meeting. “It will make it more public,” Bass told reporters of her bid to move council meetings from the afternoon to evenings. “It will make it more accessible to more people. It will improve our engagement with our public.” Additionally, she said, night meetings would encourage young people to run for council. City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said council meetings have been held on Tuesday afternoons since he began with the city nearly two decades ago, though he does not know why. He said the jurisdiction from which he came, Terrace, held night meeting, noting most communities hold council meetings on Monday nights. However, Trawin said public input is generally completed in advance of council meetings, such as at the committee level, noting council meetings are covered by media and live-streamed. The issue of moving council meetings to evenings has been raised before. In 2010, Coun. Denis Walsh suggested holding one of council’s

meetings in the evening every two months. At the same time, he wanted council to test regular evening meetings. That initiative, however, never made it off the ground. Walsh told KTW that council, administration and the media of the day had no appetite for such a change. Media reports indicate thenmayor Peter Milobar was wary due to potential costs of keeping staff working at night. Trawin, however, said costs would be nominal because city managers, who attend the meetings, are on salary. He said the only staffer impacted is the unionized recording secretary and Trawin said night meetings would pay an additional $200 to $300 to that position per meeting, which would amount to about $5,000 annually. “It’s minimal,” Trawin said. Back in 2010, council instead agreed to have a spot open for public submissions and delegations following public hearings, which are held in the evenings. At the time, Walsh called that compromise a “huge improvement for public access” and said he is pleased the issue was resurrected by Bass, noting the new council could feel differently. “We don’t have our public hearings at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon and we don’t have any of the other public meetings that we have, like the downtown planning committee,” he said. “We always respect that the public has a challenge coming to a meeting in the afternoon or morning, so we try to schedule them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., almost all the time when it involves the public. To me, this is a public council meeting and it should be more accessible.” Other city councillors who spoke to KTW want more informa-

tion before forming an opinion on the proposal. Coun. Bill Sarai said he is “torn.” As a daytime letter carrier retiring in about two months, he said he has used banked holiday time to attend daytime city meetings. Coun. Kathy Sinclair said she is happy to see the issue raised, but wonders whether moving the meetings would increase public attendance. She said delegations that appear regularly before council may find it difficult to attend at night. She questioned interest from the public in attending and said many opportunities are granted to provide feedback on council matters. Coun. Sadie Hunter said the idea is worth exploring. “As a member of the public, I found it challenging to be able to attend the meetings in person because I work,” she said. “You can often tune in online, but it’s not the same as being there physically. I think there’s definitely room to explore the possibility.” Coun. Arjun Singh said he supports Bass’ motion as a good first step. He said public accessibility is important, but wants to better understand staff ramifications and how night-time meetings have impacted other municipalities. “Ultimately, I want to see a staff report,” Singh said. Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian, meanwhile, said he does not like the idea of evening meetings because he does not think it will increase public participation. He also labelled as a “tradeoff” councillors working during the day and staff working at night. Bass’ motion will require another city councillor to second it before it can be discussed. It will then require a majority of councillors voting in favour to move ahead with the report.

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Manslaughter trial hears of harassment and help TIM PETRUK


An eyewitness to a fatal 2016 beating on a North Kamloops street has described to jurors a violent attack following a night of celebratory drinking. Sean Dunn, 42, was killed during an altercation on Wood Street near Tranquille Road in the early-morning hours of Dec. 30, 2016. James David Bond, 30, is standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops for manslaughter. Court has heard Dunn and Bond were among a group of people drinking at the Duchess on Tranquille Road in the hours leading up to Dunn’s death. Dustan Pendrak was a friend of Bond’s who was visiting Kamloops on the night Dunn was killed. Pendrak was returning home to Alberta the

Sean Dunn was beaten to death on Dec. 30, 2016.

following day and the men decided to go out as something of a send-off. In testimony on Thursday, Pendrak said he was “trying to defuse” the situation as Bond wanted to fight Dunn. “From what I remember, James had a problem with him. I think he wanted to settle it like that,” Pendrak said. “James wanted to fight him.” Pendrak described Dunn as “very friendly” and said he did not appear to want any part in a fight. Pendrak said he told

Bond to calm down. “I recall, I don’t know when, but I recall saying, ‘Dude, just drop it — he doesn’t mean any harm’ kind of deal,” Pendrak said. “He was just being stubborn about it. … He seemed pretty certain on it.” After the bar closed, court has heard, Dunn crossed Tranquille Road with Pendrak. Bond and his girlfriend followed moments later. Pendrak, who conceded he was intoxicated when the incident took place, said he was walking ahead of the group along Wood Street when he heard a commotion and looked behind him. “When I turned around, Sean was on the ground. James was on top of him and he hit him a couple times,” Pendrak said, noting he did not see who threw the first punch. “The most vivid memory that I have is that initial second right there, when I turned

around and saw James on top of him. That’s when things got really serious.” Pendrak said Bond was above Dunn, “feeding him shots.” He described Dunn as lying on the sidewalk with his arms sprawled, “starfished.” “He was laying flat on his back on the sidewalk,” he said. “James was over top of him, hitting him.” Pendrak lay on the floor in the courtroom to show jurors Dunn’s positioning. He then knelt on the ground and demonstrated Bond’s actions. “I immediately came and pulled James off of him,” Pendrak said. “I just kind of expressed anger and frustration. Like what did you just do to this guy? He was hitting him and I don’t think there was any justification for it.” Jurors have been told Bond and his girlfriend then fled the scene. Pendrak said he

called 911 and stayed with Dunn until emergency crews arrived. He said he tried to perform CPR, but was too intoxicated to do so. “Then I kind of sat him up and his head just dropped,” Pendrak said. “He was completely unresponsive and some blood came out of his mouth onto my sleeve. I just laid him back down. I put my hand behind his neck and set him down as gently as I could because I didn’t want to hurt him any more.” BOUNCER TELLS OF TROUBLE IN THE BAR On Wednesday, court heard from a bouncer who was working at the Duchess that night. Marcel Conti said he became aware of Dunn on the night of his death after hearing a woman shout at him to leave her alone. Conti said the woman, Sarah Hupe, was dating Bond. “She had an issue

with a fella by the pool table,” Conti said, later noting Hupe called Dunn “a creep.” “It was rather quick. She pretty much told him to get lost. That’s how it got my attention,” he said. “I heard it from across the bar. I think she swore. But they went their separate ways.” Conti said he was later told by Hupe that Dunn had intentionally touched her with his pool cue. He said he told the two to stay on separate sides of the bar. After the Duchess closed for the night, Conti said, Dunn was persistent outside in getting Hupe, Bond and another man to keep the night going. “Mr. Dunn was asking if people want to come party with him,” Conti said. “I guess the crowd didn’t really want to hang out with him. “He was pretty persistent. I took him aside at one point and tried to


get him a cab. I told him it was probably time to go home, anyway.” Conti said Dunn appeared to be focusing on Hupe. He told jurors Bond was not happy with what was happening. “Obviously, he had an issue because Sarah had an issue with him [Dunn]. Obviously, it’s his woman and I’m sure he’s not too happy about it,” Conti said. “He got in his face — Mr. Bond got in Mr. Dunn’s face — and told him to leave his girlfriend alone. It was pretty much just, ‘Go away and leave us alone. Go home. No one wants to party with you.’ That’s it.” Conti said he saw Dunn and another man cross Tranquille Road to Wood Street, followed by Hupe and then Bond. Bond’s trial, being held in front of a sevenwoman, five man jury, began on Monday. It is expected to conclude next week.




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wo remarkable hearings in the capital cities of Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday offered an electronic landscape of stark contrasts. In Ottawa, former justice minister and current VancouverGranville Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould stunned the political world with her testimony before the House of Commons justice committee about being pressured by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others in the SNC-Lavalin affair. In Washington, D.C., disbarred lawyer and former Donald Trump confidante Michael Cohen labelled the president a “racist,” “con,” “cheat” and much more during testimony before the house oversight committee. Both hearings were explosive and both had veteran journalists calling them nearly unprecedented. The difference in the two hearings could be seen in the interplay before the person testifying and those listening. In Ottawa, Wilson-Raybould’s eyebrow-raising testimony was delivered in a matter-of-fact fashion, with the Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat members of the justice committee more or less respectful in their questioning. (Yes, Edmonton-Centre Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault was more aggressive than most, but positively passive compared to the zoo from D.C. that was unfolding at the same time on various U.S. news networks.) In Washington, many Republicans on the house oversight committee were visibly angry, seething and red-faced as they grilled Cohen about his failings, rather than ask questions related to his many claims about Trump. At one point, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina trotted out Trump aide Lynne Patton, a black woman, as proof the president is not racist. Watching the hearing in Ottawa and flipping to the hearing in Washington brought about words of comparison: serene versus sensational, decorum versus disaster. There are many differences between Canada and the United States, but Wednesday’s hearings possibly summed them up as well as anything could.



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ccording to Statistics Canada’s annual employee wages by occupation survey, the average hourly wage across Canada, in all occupations, full- and part-time, was $27 in 2018. For a full-time employee, assuming 40 hours per week, that equates to an annual salary of about $56,000 before taxes. Although their elected and appointed positions are officially classified as part-time work, the majority of Kamloops councillors will this year earn about the same as the average full-time employee in Canada. A Kamloops councillor is paid 40 per cent of the mayor’s wage, with the latter set to make about $100,000 this year. The top five councillor vote-getters in last October’s civic election — Arjun Singh, Kathy Sinclair, Mike O’Reilly, Dieter Dudy and Dale Bass — are automatically appointed to the Thompson-Nicola Regional Board as directors. With that comes an additional annual paycheque of $14,400, once the TNRD board ratifies a pay hike later this month. Those regional district councillors will also pocket $150 per meeting (and another $160 per meeting held during an emergency, such as with wildfires), a few more dollars for gas and some meals that are much better than the great unwashed would ever know. Now, while the roles of elected councillors and elected/appointed regional district directors are, officially, part-time gigs, we know that, in reality, they are not.


MUSINGS Some civic politicians will work full-time hours attending various meetings, connecting with constituents and reporters, reading reams of correspondence and cutting a ribbon here and there on the rubber-chicken circuit. Those who do likely have the luxury of time as they do not hold a full-time job or own a business. Other civic politicians will not work full-time hours due to the simple fact they are too busy with life. By my count, of the eight councillors at Kamloops City Hall, six are significantly busy with day jobs/business ventures. But it is safe to say they put in more hours than most of us would estimate. With the above pay grids comes a change this year. Unlike years past, civic politicians this year and going forward will no longer be afforded a tax-free claim to one-third of their wages. It is a change implemented by the federal government and one that makes sense. Why should part-time politicians be given a perk not granted to

others toiling daily to pay the bills? It is that change that prompted the TNRD to review its pay structure and recommend the 26-member board vote on the proposed increases on March 14. The board will in all likelihood approve the pay hikes, which compared to the district’s overall budget, is an insignificant total amount. But the optics are indeed significant, enough to prompt some directors to oppose the pending vote and to demand that their “no” vote be recorded (for the saga of why votes are not recorded at TNRD meetings, go online to and search “When your vote doesn’t count in politics.”). In percentage terms, the pending increases for various positions — 27%, 19%, 18% and 11% — are a bit eye-opening. Joe Sixpack can be forgiven for asking why this wage increase is necessary (and, no, citing a tax-free perk that was removed is not justification). Some political bodies set their own pay, others appoint an outside panel to determine wages. Some connect salary to what other political bodies make, while others simply tie increases to the annual cost of living index. In almost all cases, the elected officials will be in the upper tier of income earners in Canada. Regardless of how a political body arrives at salary levels, it will always lose in the court of public opinion, considering those writing the paycheques are increasingly stressed financially.

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WITH KINDNESS AND ATTENTION, MOUNTIE MADE SON’S DAY Editor: On Tuesday, Feb. 26, I was with my four-yearold son, Jim, standing in line at the walk-in clinic behind Superstore. As we waited, a Kamloops RCMP vehicle rolled up and one officer entered the clinic. The second officer remained in the vehicle and started talking to my son. After he had warmed himself up to Jim, the Mountie then asked my son if he would like to see the police car. My boy’s eyes lit up so bright as he replied, “Really? Yes!” The officer then

jumped out of his car and let Jim take front seat. The constable showed Jim the entire car, including the big shotgun that was in the middle. The officer asked Jim if he wanted to see something “cool” — then showed him a switch and how to turn it on. He let Jim flip the switch and on went the flashing lights. The two of them jumped out of the car to see the flashing lights that Jim had turned on. My son was so proud he did that himself, but not as proud

as I was of him. Little Jim then asked to see the back of the car, so the Mountie checked the back seat, of course, before inviting my boy to enter. Jim crawled in, sat down asked the officer “come in with me.” The officer laughed and sat beside him. They had a little conversation and introduced themselves. The police officer was so nice that he even took a photo of us on his phone because I had left mine in my car. I rarely hear of this happening just for the fun of it, but I am so

glad it happened to my boy. Not only did Jim avoid waiting in the cold, he also got to take over a police car. He was so excited about what had happened that we went and bought him some kids’ police gear at the store. Jim used to be afraid of the police and thought they were mean, but now if you ask him, I bet he will tell you he loves them. The officer told me he wishes he had the chance to do this more often with children so they can feel safe with them and not afraid.

I hope my boy remembers this day when he is older and it makes an impact on his future to do right. Hopefully, we see more of this happening to other children. Thank you, Const. Howard Morine, for this experience. Laura Ross Kamloops

Four-year-old Jim Ross was delighted to buy some child-size police gear this week after an amazing interaction with Kamloops RCMP Const. Howard Morine. LAURA ROSS/FACEBOOK



Editor: My husband has great difficulty walking and most often uses a wheelchair. Heartfelt thanks go to the many individuals who have helped us by pushing the wheelchair a few blocks up a hill, holding a door open, helping my husband up a flight of stairs and the list goes on. It is deeply appreciated. Kamloops needs to be proud of all the wonderful citizens that live in our city for the help they give to complete strangers. G. Worthington Kamloops

Editor: Socialists have attacked freedom of speech in Canada. The recently announced $595 million in tax cuts to “trusted” media outlets by the federal Liberals is an unabashed bribe to silence conservative voices in the lead-up to the federal election this fall. Canada’s media have always had a left bias, but this interference is far worse. KTW editor Christopher Foulds’ Feb. 15 column (‘Talking Trump, Trudeau and The Tragically Hip’) about

a discussion he had in Chicago clearly illustrates KTW’s bias for socialists like Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and, indirectly, their mentor, George Soros, who encroaches on the productivity and prosperity of Canada and the U.S. with his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These NGOs are protest groups that block pipelines, demand open borders and cause havoc in the streets for socialist causes. The good news is that the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of the new attorney general marks the start of a

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purge of the corruption of the Obama Democrats. There is nothing in the Robert Mueller report and, with the disclosure of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act documents, there is going to be a blowback unlike any other in history. This purge will help to clean up Canada’s Trudeau problem as well and it is going to be happening in the very near future. Conservatives will be heard in this fall’s election. Richard Lodmell Kamloops

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In response to comments made by a Kamloops B.C. Liberal MLA, who characterized the current BC Lottery Corporation building as “not safe,” a BCLC spokesperson said the building is well maintained and functioning. At a Kamloops Chamber of Commerce luncheon event on Feb. 22, Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone made his case against the NDP government’s decision to cancel a proposed new BCLC headquarters building and listed safety among concerns he had with the current building. Stone said the building is “in many regards not safe” claiming employees are working in “subpar” working conditions. BCLC CEO Jim Lightbody was not made available for comment, but a spokesperson from the


against its replacement value. On the index, the current building scored 0.16, or “good,” just shy of the 0.15 cut-off for “very good.” Omicron also designed BCLC’s 110,000-square-foot Vancouver office, which was completed in 2010. Stone and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar are awaiting requested tours of the BCLC offices in Vancouver and Kamloops. The BCLC headquarters building is downtown on Seymour Street, adjacent to city hall, and was built in 1964. Among its earlier uses was as a grocery store. The combined replacement value for the Kamloops head office and parkade is estimated at $60.9 million and the total cost of building repair or renewal — which will now take place — is estimated at $10.45 million, with one-third being for work on the parkade.

Crown corporation told KTW there are no safety issues with the building and cited a needs assessment report for the Kamloops head office that was published on Jan. 17. “While some hazardous materials remain in the building, there is no risk to building occupants as long as they remain undisturbed,” the report states. The hazardous materials identified in the report include lead paint, which it states is not a threat because of the new paint that covers it, and asbestos, which it states is safe because of abatement done during previous renovations. The report also states the building is in good shape, according to condition reports prepared by Omicron, a Vancouver-based architecture, engineering and construction firm. Omicron evaluated the building using the facility condition assessment index, which weighs a building’s cost of repairs and upgrades

A group representing Kamloops businesses will meet with B.C.’s attorney general to discuss the future of the BC Lottery Corporation in Kamloops. North Shore Business Improvement Association executive director Jeremy Heighton said the group requested and has been granted a meeting with David Eby at an unknown date. Heighton called it a “fact-finding mission” following a decision by the provincial government to scrap plans to build a new BCLC headquarters downtown. Instead, the government plans to update the aging building on Seymour Street, adjacent to Kamloops City Hall. “The intent of the meeting is to meet with the minister to confirm to the business organizations that are represented by the letter that that is indeed the plan,” Heighton said. “There’s been some rumour and innuendos and some hush-talking in corridors, so to speak. We want to go straight to the source. We want to have a chat with the attorney general,” he said. “We want to say, ‘Hey, what’s going

on? And what kind of commitments do we have and are they on paper?’ We want to have a chat. To their credit, the attorney general’s office has responded and we are working on a meeting date.” The group that sent the letter includes: Bryce Herman of the NSBIA, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Joshua Knaak, Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association board president Dino Bernardo, Thompson Rivers University board of governors chair Jim Thomson, Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis, Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Doren Quinton, Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior executive officer Rose Choy, Community Futures Thompson Country board chair Hal Hicks, Kamloops Innovation Centre chair Matt deFouw and Venture Kamloops president Anthony Ryan. Heighton said the 10 organizations represent the city’s 5,750 businesses in one way or another. Knaak said he wants commitment from the government to not only maintain BCLC’s current workforce, but also to have a meaningful portion of the executive and board of directors located in Kamloops.

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More treatment for youth needed Interior Community Services says improved access to substanceuse treatment is required to help youth in Kamloops. ICS director of youth and clinical services Nicole Arnould told city council this week that there is a need for rapid access to detox and residential treatment for the city’s vulnerable youth. “We need to really be pushing hard for residential treatment available in the Interior of British Columbia for our kids, so that the entire family system can come together within that treatment model,” Arnould said. “Right now, a youth goes away for treatment. The family’s not involved in their treatment model. They come back, nothing’s really changed. That’s an unacceptable practice that leads to, I think, failure on our part as a system.” Arnould said the Phoenix Centre does an “amazing job” offering detox services with limited resources, but is understaffed. Phoenix Centre executive director Sian Lewis previously told KTW the facility, which is located downtown at 922 Third Ave. and provides first-stage addictions treatment, has a waitlist of about 40 people per day. Lewis said the centre is geared at adults, but it can take up to two youth per day with licence exemptions, paperwork that ensures youth safety. Youth are prioritized, Lewis said, but that paperwork can take a few days to complete. “It’s a bit confusing for the general public because they’re told there are youth detox beds in Kamloops, which is true, but they don’t often know this other piece,” she said. “It’s not separate beds. It’s not a separate unit. We do have to do these steps.” Lewis agreed there is a need. “Yes, of course we need to increase the accessibility to detox for youth,” she said. Arnould said it can take four to

five days’ notice to attend detox and services cannot be accessed on weekends. The closest residential services are in Surrey and Keremeos. Additional barriers for youth seeking addictions treatment include transportation out of town for care following Greyhound’s closure and a lack of after-care in town. ICS transports youth and provides after-care, but that work is done off the side of staff desks, Arnould said. “At this time, B.C. has 22 nonadjudicated beds strictly available for substance misuse with youth,” she said. City council previously voted to request a meeting with Interior Health to discuss a shortage of publicly funded treatment beds. B.C.’s mental-health and addictions minister, Judy Darcy, wrote to the city after a meeting at the Union of BC Municipalities convention and said the budget for such services is “limited.” She encouraged the city to continue discussions with IHA to find longer-term treatment and recovery options for Kamloops residents. KTW could not reach IHA before deadline on Thursday. Council also heard from ICS of a need for 24-hour supported housing for youth. ICS operates a youth shelter funded through the Ministry of Child and Family Development, in addition to street outreach and other programming. The number of youth accessing its shelter in the past three years has remained steady. The non-profit agency said 58 unique youths accessed its fourbed shelter in 2018, compared to 57 in 2017 and 53 in 2016. Of those, only two youths last year fit the definition of homelessness. ICS also operates a youth outreach program, which saw 153 youths on the streets last year, about 10 of whom were considered homeless.

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oogie the Bridge is now old enough to rent a car. It can go to a show — any show — at the Blue Grotto. It can buy a beer in the U.S. It is 21. More than two decades have passed since 62 runners laced up in the inaugural Boogie, but founder and organizer Jo Berry is showing no signs of slowing down. Berry said the event, now a staple on the Kamloops calendar, was born during a dark time in her life. “The biggest catalyst for me was in 1998,” she said. “I lost my mom to depression. She took her own life. I was 32. It was a huge traumatic event, for sure, but it was

also a huge time of growth for me.” The first Boogie was built on the same foundation supporting the event today: Movement is change. Berry and four others modelled the event after the Vancouver Sun Run. “It’s evolved since then,” Berry said. “It was an allwomen’s event the first year and men wanted to come. We were like, ‘Yeah, of course.’ “I didn’t really have a vision. I wanted to make some money for the community.” That she did. Boogie long ago established itself as one of Kamloops’ premier annual fundraising events. “I think, after the first year, it was more a vision of helping more people,” Berry said. “It’s always been about service — always.” The atmosphere sur-

rounding the event and Run Club, Berry’s other runningrelated passion, is infectious, according to members. “My wife started RunClub a few years before I did,” Jeff Ovington told KTW. “She was just hopping up the stairs like a bunny rabbit. It got me so excited about it. I started running and I started volunteering.” Ovington said he was sold when he met RunClub instructors. “They were normal people,” he said. “They came together as one and supported one another. What it showed me was that experience that really gave me the freedom to really free my mind, my body and my soul and just enjoy the Boogie training for what it is: Movement is change.” Last year, about 2,900 participants laced up for Boogie — 18 shy of the record set

the previous spring, but beyond the wildest expectations Berry may have had in 1998. Berry said she hopes the event continues to grow. “I think if we get the right pieces in place, it could be even more of a signature event for Kamloops,” she said. “The event and the training program, I don’t doubt we could have 5,000 people in Boogie in the next five years and, beyond that, who knows?” Berry is clear, though, about what she wants to see. “For Boogie, my vision is to have 5,000 to 6,000 people,” she said. “All the red, the sea of energy, the fans on the course. It’s a great event. It’s got a lot of potential — we just need outside energy to make it a signature event for Kamloops.”

KTW FILE PHOTO Jo Berry encourages Boogie walkers and runners at the 2018 event. The 2019 Boogie will be held on the North Shore.

The 2019 Boogie The Bridge will be held on Sunday, April 28, beginning and finishing at McDonald Park on the North Shore. Boogie will be held on the North Shore in 2019 and 2020 due to the West Victoria Street construction project, a two-year endeavour that is scheduled to begin this spring. Boogie training clinics will begin the week of March 11. Boogie offers four distances: 1-kilometre, 5-kilometres, 10-kilometres and 21-kilometres. For more information and to register, go online to boogiethebridge. com. Kamloops This Week’s coverage of Boogie will begin next week with the weekly diaries of three participants in the event. Follow their eight-week progress in each Friday print edition and online at kamloopsthisweek. com, from March 8 through to April 26.

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Lucky Nicola store helps create more riches MERRITT COUPLE WINS $26-MILLION LOTTO MAX JACKPOT; IN 2013, STORE SOLD $11-MILLION TICKET Rowena Inyallie and George Munro celebrate their big win during a visit to the BCLC headquarters in Kamloops on Wednesday to collect their $25.9million prize. Their quick pick ticket matched all seven numbers in the Feb. 22 Lotto Max draw. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW



George Munro always dreamed of making the slogan Freedom 55 his retirement plan. After a fateful pit stop at a local corner store in Merritt, he and wife Rowena Inyallie now have 26- million reasons to do so much earlier in life. The Merritt residents won the $25.9-million jackpot in the Feb. 22 Lotto Max draw when their $6 quick pick ticket matched all seven numbers: 6, 31, 33, 34, 43, 44 and 46. The 39-year-old Munro and 46-year-old Inyallie were all smiles as a swarm of employees and media gathered on Wednesday at BC Lottery Corporation headquarters in Kamloops, where they were presented a giant cheque for the massive payout. “I think we’re still walking on clouds,” Inyallie said. “It’s changed our lives hugely.” Munro purchased the ticket from Shah’s Courtesy Corner Store in Lower Nicola last Friday while buying cranberry

juice and chocolate bars following a hard day’s work at Drillwell Enterprises — a contractor at Highland Valley Copper. En route home to his wife, the winning ticket was almost never purchased. It wasn’t on Munro’s shopping list until the clerk at the till asked if he wanted one for that night’s draw. “I look at him for one

second and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll take one,’” Munro said. He ended up checking two tickets the next day. “I always say quick pick. Luck of the draw,” said Munro, noting he has never before won more than $20 from lottery tickets. A scan of the first ticket brought up a “Sorry, not a winner” message, but the second scanned

ticket resulted in something else altogether. “The numbers went by. I went, ‘Holy cow, I think I won 25,000 bucks,” Munro said to a chorus of laughs at BCLC. “I was happy with that, so I scanned it again, but this time I was right close and I was like, ‘That’s way more than 25,000 bucks.’” Munro was at the Adelphi Hotel when

checking his tickets, while his wife was at a nearby bank. He said he had a smile on his face when he rushed outside to tell Inyallie, who replied, “Don’t joke with me.” The two celebrated their win with a big house party that weekend. “It was the only way we could sleep,” Inyallie quipped. Munro plans to quit

his job at Drillwell, but has decided to continue working until a replacement can be found — a decision he made because the company hired him during hard times two years ago, when he lost his job after the Tolko sawmill closed in 2016. He said the jackpot comes at the perfect time, as he was thinking there was no way he could continue doing his physically demanding job for another 20 years. “This year it’s Freedom 40,” Munro told KTW. The couple has two daughters in their 20s and two young grandchildren, with whom they plan to spend a lot more time. Inyallie said her daughters were “both in shock” when she told them the news. The parents have

already started spending the money, having purchased a Ford F350 and Ford Mustang Shelby.“ I always wanted a sports car,” Munro said. They also plan to renovate their house and purchase some property, but they want to speak with a financial advisor first. They also want to remain in their hometown of Merritt. Munro said they plan to share the money with friends and family who have always been there for them. “They know who they are,” he said. The store at which the winning ticket was purchased has become a lucky charm in recent years. Shehbaz Bhown, owner of Shah’s, said the store will receive a $2,000 prize as well, which comes at an opportune time as the store was robbed last week. It is not the first time the corner store has sold a winning ticket. Merritt’s Mitchell Shuter won more than $11 million in 2013 with a Lotto 6/49 ticket he purchased at the store.

Online fundraiser created to rebuild historic church Some day in the not-so-distant future, Nicola Valley’s historic Murray Church may rise from the ashes. The Trinity United Church board — which owns the property where Murray Church stood — has agreed to rebuild the church, if the community can come up with the funds. An online effort has begun, with the $200,000 goal receiving about $1,000 as of Thursday afternoon. Donations can be made

online at Built in 1876, the Murray Church stood among the pioneer buildings of the original village of Nicola. A Jan. 29 arson attack razed the building. “There is no way the church can take this on, but there are so many community groups that expressed interest so we said ‘Yes, go ahead, we will allow it,’” Murray Church board director Jack Polmans said.

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“What we want to do is rebuild it as if it never burned down. When you drive by two years from now, it should look the same as it used to,” he said. “That’s the plan as far as the board is concerned — if we are going to rebuild it, it has to be what it was.” While the original structure burned to the ground, members were able to save the church bell — albeit cracked and unusable. “But we are definitely going to save it,

even if it is as a memorial,” Polmans said. “There’s no way that is going in the scrap pile.” The original church was built entirely of local lumber, which could be done once again, Polmans said. “The only thing is I don’t think we can find the thousand square nails to drive it back in — we might have to modernize there,” he said with a laugh.


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Help get this procrastinator into the Y pool We in the media business tend to be project-driven, deadline driven people. But I may take the concept to new extremes. I’ve never been accused of starting a project too early and some of my strongest childhood memories are of tearfully starting homework projects that were due to be presented the next morning. I think my parents

were kind of relieved when the projects stopped being things they could help with, like colouring presentations and drawing graphs, and moved on to me writing essays about the French Revolution of 1848. They were finally off the hook. But my predilection for procrastination has endured. Just ask my accountant the year I brought in documentation for five years of tax returns at once. All of this is to say that while I have submitted my membership application to the Kamloops Y as part of Kamloops This Week’s

Press Time team in the Strong Kids Challenge, I may not have actually picked it up yet. Which means I may not have actually begun the Y Strong Kids Challenge per se. Call it tradition. Or call it pathetic. Either is appropriate. I know once I start, it’ll all get easier. I know that once I get into it regularly, I’ll feel so much better than I do right now — and not just due to relief from guilt. I know I’ll have more energy to do all the things I know I want — or need — to do, but just can’t get to once I get home and flop on the couch. I know I’ll be helping a great community institution in the YMCA, and better still, helping our local kids. The Y Strong Kids Challenge has a goal to raise $100,000 to help 1,000 local kids enjoy its programs, children who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to do so. Our Press Time team has its sights on achieving $5,000 of that goal for the Y. So, going to the Y is part of it, but raising those funds is the real challenge. Here’s how this procrastinator is going to step up to that challenge: if I meet my personal fundraising goal of $500, I will jump into the YMCA/YWCA pool

Less mowing of city sports fields A product applied to sports fields in Kamloops this year will nearly cut in half the amount of grass mowing by city staff. Civic operations director Jen Fretz said the city is applying to all sports fields in 2019 a natural turf growth regulator to slow down growth. “It reduces the need for mowing as often, which is a savings from a staff perspective and a savings from a capital perspective, with respect to purchasing more equipment,” Fretz said. A pilot project conducted last year was determined by the city to be successful. Fretz said the product makes turf more durable for user groups and requires less downtime and maintenance, less irrigation during hot summer months and about 40 per cent less mowing. Fretz said 17 eight-hour shifts per week were previously required to mow the city’s sports fields. The turf growth regulator decreases those shifts by five — to 12. In addition, she said, the reduced mowing has negated the need for the city to buy a new mower at an anticipated cost of about $80,000.

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at the Heffley Creek Hall will begin at about 5 p.m. and run into the evening, with all proceeds raised going to the family. Hampton said SaveOn-Foods has donated food and drinks, which will be sold, while the hall rental fee has been waived. A dance with an open bar will also be featured, while donated gift baskets will be auctioned off. An online fundraising page to help the family remains active and has collected about half of its $10,000 goal. To donate online, go to Kamloops Fire Rescue investigators were unable to determine an exact cause, but noted the blaze did not start under suspicious circumstances.

Suzuki to visit TRU on March 8 David Suzuki, well-known science broadcaster and environmental activist, will visit Kamloops next week to screen a film he narrates, Beyond Climate. Suzuki will be in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University’s Campus Activity Centre on Friday, March 8, for the 7 p.m. event. Joining him will be the film’s director, University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Ian Mauro. Beyond Climate is a film that looks at how climate change is affecting British Columbia — from burning forests and melting glaciers to acidic oceans — and what is at stake. It is Mauro’s third feature film about climate change. Following the 48-minute film, Suzuki and Mauro will field questions on Twitter about the film and the environment. Those with questions can submit them 24 hours in advance by using the hashtag #AskSuzukiTRU. Tickets to the screening of Beyond Climate are $10 for students and $20 for the public and are available online at The Grand Hall doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with the opening ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. When doors open, seats can be reserved by those with proof of purchased tickets.



Hampton, a longtime friend of MacDonald’s, is among friends helping to organize the event for the family of four. “They are trying to rebuild,” Hampton said. “They’ve been collecting everyday items to this point — toothbrushes, socks, that kind of stuff — but they lost everything.” Hampton said MacDonald was home alone, and on the porch taking a phone call, when the fire erupted in the upstairs master bedroom. “They literally walked out with the clothes on their backs,” Hampton said, noting the family’s cat died in the fire. The family is staying with relatives as they work with insurance agents to get the house rebuilt. Saturday’s fundraiser



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In the Feb. 22 edition of Kamloops This Week, a story (‘What’s the plan for downtown Kamloops?’) incorrectly stated residents can pick up Kitchen Table Conversation Kits at city hall. In fact, the kits can be picked up from the city’s development and engineering services building at Seymour Street and First Avenue. The kits must be picked up by March 1, with registration online at In addition, the city wishes to clarify that it has had conversations with CP Rail about removing the rail yard from downtown, but not regarding removal of the tracks downtown entirely.


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Five things we learned from Wilson Raybould’s testimony

Former federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies on Wednesday before the House of Commons justice committee. CANADIAN PRESS PHOTO



PM defers to ethics head OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it will be up to the country’s ethics watchdog to decide who is telling the truth in the SNC-Lavalin affair — himself or former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould. Trudeau said he disagrees with how Wilson-Raybould described discussions she had with him and others about the case. The prime minister said the federal ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, will settle disagreements over what happened. “Canadians need to know that we have an officer of Parliament who is tasked with a specific role to make sure that in questions where there are disagreements amongst politicians, amongst elected officials, there is an arbiter who is empowered to be like a judge, who is an officer of Parliament,

who will make a determination in this issue,’’ Trudeau said. Wilson-Raybould detailed a September meeting she said she had with Trudeau, at which he brought up the possibility of SNC-Lavalin leaving Quebec and the spectre of job losses during a provincial election campaign. Trudeau wouldn’t say if the company had told him it planned to move its headquarters if it couldn’t avoid criminal prosecution in Canada. He said there were “many and broad conversations about the importance of defending jobs’’ across the country and there was “no doubt’’ those discussions didn’t cross any legal lines. As for Wilson-Raybould’s future as a Liberal, Trudeau said he is still mulling over whether she will be allowed to remain in caucus. — Canadian Press


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OTTAWA — Here are five things Canadians learned from former attorney general Jody WilsonRaybould in her testimony on Wednesday before the House of Commons justice committee: 1. Wilson-Raybould said there were at least 10 phone calls and 10 different meetings, as well as several text messages, about the SNC-Lavalin case, between her or senior members of her staff and 11 people in the Prime Minister’s Office and other departments, between Sept. 4, 2018 and Dec. 18, 2018. One of those meetings was between her and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She said she began to be concerned immediately about what she viewed as pressure on her to overturn the decision not to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin. But she said her concerns were heightened as the calls and meetings continued even after she said she had made up he mind not to arrange for a deal. 2. Wilson-Raybould was informed on Sept. 4 that the director of public prosecutions had decided not to pursue a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin, but rather continue with a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. She said she conducted her own due diligence and by Sept. 16 had made up her mind that she would not overrule the director’s

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decision or take over the prosecution herself. The law gives her the authority to do either, but Wilson-Raybould said an attorney general has never taken over a prosecution and directives to the public prosecutor have been used only for general policies, not specific cases. Wilson-Raybould said it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss what research she undertook or why she made the decision she made, citing concerns about affecting ongoing court cases in the matter. Wilson-Raybould said she felt once she had made up her mind, it was inappropriate to have further conversations about the matter. 3. The conversation WilsonRaybould had with Trudeau on Sept. 17 alarmed her when he talked about SNC-Lavalin’s importance in Quebec and the fact he is a Quebec MP. She believed that distracted from appropriate concerns in considering a remediation agreement, such as saving the jobs of innocent people or the public interest more broadly. She asked him if he was interfering in her role as an independent attorney general and that she would strongly advise against that. She said Trudeau replied, “No, no, no, we just need to find a solution.’’ 4. Wilson-Raybould believed Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick was issuing “veiled

threats’’ to her in a phone call they had on Dec. 19, 2018, in which he told her the prime minister was still concerned and wanted to know why a deferredprosecution agreement wasn’t being pursued. She said Wernick told her: “I think he [the prime minister] is going to find a way to get it done one way or another. He is in that kind of mood and I wanted you to be aware of it.’’ 5. Liberal MPs on the committee asked Wilson-Raybould many times why, if she had so many concerns about being improperly pressured regarding the SNCLavalin prosecution, she didn’t resign earlier as the attorney general, and why she accepted a new cabinet job as the minister of veterans’ affairs when she felt she was being shuffled for not doing what the prime minister wanted. Wilson-Raybould’s response continued to be that she was doing her job as the attorney general and upholding the integrity of the office. She told the committee if a directive to proceed to a deferred prosecution had been made while she was the veterans’ affairs minister, she would have resigned from cabinet immediately. She did end up resigning on Feb. 12, but said she could not say why, noting an order freeing her from obligations of cabinet confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege did not extend to the period after she was no longer the attorney general.

Grants-In-Aid The Council of the District of Logan Lake is now accepting applications from local non-profit groups and organizations that qualify, for Grants-In-Aid for the year 2019. All applications must be submitted in writing prior to 4:00 pm, March 29, 2019 to be considered for this year. Application Requirements All applicants: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Must be citizens of Logan Lake; Must provide proof either of a sponsoring body or of being a registered non-profit society or corporation in good standing providing private or professional gain is absent; Must provide a budget for the year of the activity and file financial records as required by the District of Logan Lake; Must provide details on how the group will fulfill the grant criteria; Will be provided with details regarding the point system and evaluation criteria on all Grant Applications; If successful, must direct the grant to the intended program, project, or service. Grants are not transferrable; Must use the Application Form provided by the District of Logan Lake.

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New album, Searchlight success, all part of Madison Olds’ big year SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


he past year has held a lot of firsts for Madison Olds. No. 1 on the list of firsts is the release of her debut album, Blue, released Friday, Feb. 22. “It’s done so much better than I ever expected,” the singer-songwriter told KTW. No. 2 on that list might be her current position in CBC’s Searchlight music contest. On Thursday, Olds’ entry, her single Thank You, was named in the top 10 in the nationwide contest. Thank You, which was written in Nashville in 2017 and recorded in Los Angeles and Vancouver in collaboration with Brian Howes, who has worked with bands like Mother Mother, Nickelback and Daughtry. The remainder of her new album was recorded at Sticky Studios, located 45 minutes outside London, U.K.

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See Madison Olds in the music video for Thank You That studio is behind albums from some big acts, including Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and One Direction. And that’s the reason Olds reached out, on a whim, to see if the studio could work with her. Olds said she recalls thinking, “In a perfect world, I would do my album with them.” She reached out and asked if there was any chance they would work with “this little old indie gal from Canada who writes songs and plays guitar,” as she put it, and Sticky Studios said yes — offering Olds an unsigned artist rate after listening to the tracks she sent to them. “My jaw just totally dropped to the floor,” she said. Olds spent eight days recording at the studio (and another two having some fun in London) and returned home. In conceiving the album, Olds, 21, looked back on how she got her start as a musician. “My first guitar, which I got when I was 13, was Blue. It was such a huge milestone in my life to get that first guitar,” she said. That first guitar, a blue Takamine, led to busking sessions downtown and her first gig at age 15, supporting the duo The Royal


We for a show at The Art We Are. “It was probably the most rockstar I have ever felt in my entire life,” she said. Even though it was six years ago, Olds said it feels more like last summer because of all the big things that have happened for her since. Among them, is her experience with her former band The Bees and Bare Bones, who in 2016 won $10,000 toward a recording session and a trip to Nashville in a nationwide contest. Add to that the release of her 2018 single Music in the Mountains, which she wrote for the opening ceremony of the BC Winter Games. The artist’s recent success in Searchlight came as a surprise to her. She said she had no expectations when entering and has done it twice before. But this time, she entered with a single that has hit the Canadian charts, and the judges took notice. She is now among 10 artists vying for a prize that includes a performance at the 2020 Juno Awards and a recording residency at Studio Bell in Calgary. Olds said she would like to tour, but for now is continuing


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Madison Olds, 21, just released her debut album Blue. Six years ago she was busking in downtown Kamloops and played her first gig at The Art We Are.

to promote her music online through social media and playing shows around Kamloops. Right now, she’s got a string of upcoming shows, including opening for Scott Helman at a sold-out show at The Blue Grotto on Thursday. If you missed tickets for that show, you can still see Olds



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elsewhere. She will be at the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel on March 8, March 9 and March 17, at Thompson Rivers University on March 9 for TedX and March 12 for the IDays kickoff event and at Chances Barside Grill and Lounge on March 30. Her album is available online through Apple Music and Spotify.




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The Francophone Association of Kamloops is hosting its annual Sugar Shack event. Maple toffee will be $2/stick. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. and include a petting zoo, hay rides, a zipline and live music. A traditional dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and Jocelyn Pettit will perform at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 250-376-6060 or email



YOUNG’UNS Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.




Described as “the Okanagan’s most versatile cover band,� The Young’uns will perform at the Blue Grotto on two nights. The band plays everything from AC/DC to Bloodhound Gang, Adele and the Beatles. Tickets are $5.



COUNTRY MUSIC Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.




Tennessee Walker, made up of Tanner Dawson, Shawna Palmer and Daylen James, is heading back to the stage. The trio was featured in Kamloops This Week in December 2018.


The mercury might be dipping to -15 C at night, but that’s not stopping The Noble Pig Brewhouse from opening its patio. Find fire pits, games and DJ Iain McKee outside on the patio and enjoy hot scotchy (the Pig will only say it involves beer and scotch), mulled wine, cold brews and barbecue. Entry to the event is free and open to all ages.






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The Boogie Bus shuttle is headed to five Kamloops breweries. Iron Road Brewing, Red Beard Cafe, Red Collar Brewing Company, Alchemy Brewing Company and The Noble Pig Brewhouse are all marked as destinations for the evening. Pickups will start between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person for transportation. Cost of beer and food is not included. Call 236-425-4459 for more information.

Accomplished Vernon-based musician Andrew Allen will play the Grotto Tuesday as part of Luke McMaster’s show there. Allen has released four albums and a dozen singles since 2009. Tickets are available online at

Folk duo Saskia and Darrel, known as The Great Plains, will present their folk, celtic, bluegrass, country and gospel stylings. Tickets are available at the North Shore Community Centre. For more information, call Cathryn at 250-376-4777.

MANITOBA INDIE ROCKERS 7 p.m., Thursday, The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

The Treble is an indie rock band based in Winnipeg. The four-piece released its first album in 2017 and is in the midst of a Western Canada tour. Kamloops is the only B.C. show.

JAM AT THE CENTRAL Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Central Station Pub, 126 Fourth Ave.



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FOLK DUO Thursday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave.

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Men’s Chorus will perform benefit concert for Boys and Girls Club KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Kamloops Men’s Chorus Society will host two concerts to promote music education through the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops. The chorus’ Tribute to Broadway event will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre. Chorus director Wilf Epp will

lead the 35-man chorus through the concerts. They will be joined by three other groups of performers, including: • the Shuswap Barbershop Project, a 12-member a cappella chorus from Salmon Arm; • Slow No Tempo, a barbershop quartet from Kamloops made up of Alexander Bell, Ryan Noakes, Graham Specht and Simon Walter; and • an octet from the Kamloops

Luke McMaster to play Grotto Terri Hadwin has been named the new executive director of the Kamloops Arts Council, taking over for Kathy Sinclair.


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Luke McMaster is coming to Kamloops as part of his tour promoting his latest album, Icons of Soul. McMaster is best known for his song Good Morning, Beautiful, released in 2013. He is also known as half of the duo McMaster and James, with his former partner Rob James, from whom he split in 2002. In the past, McMaster has shared the stage with acts



he Kamloops Arts Council has a new executive director. Terri Hadwin has been chosen by the KAC board of directors as its new leader, pressed with fulfilling the organization’s mandate of developing and enhancing the arts in the Kamloops area. Hadwin replaces Kathy Sinclair, who decided to step away from the organization after seven years at the helm. The board chose Hadwin because of her experience with non-profit management and fundraising, and particularly, she thinks, because of her grant-writing capabilities. “I know the board wants the organization to continue to grow,” she said. “With Kathy Sinclair at the helm, it really jumped ahead leaps and bounds, so I think they want someone in this seat who can keep that momentum going,” she said. “And that means more money.” Hadwin’s background in managing a non-profit includes her work with Gold Country Communities, an organization she described as one similar to Tourism Kamloops, but with a much larger area to promote with

“maybe one-tenth of the budget.” The area she focused on with Gold Country Communities includes the Bonaparte Plateau, Copper Desert Country, Lillooet, Blue Sky Country and the Nicola Valley. Hadwin was with the organization for six years, and said her time there served as a great opportunity to get to know rural British Columbia. She was born in Kelowna, attended high school in Kamloops and worked for a time at a synagogue in Vancouver before moving to Ashcroft to work with Gold Country. Her experience with the arts on a local level is limited, though she said she does have some connection to the local arts scene through her partner, Kamloops School of the Arts music director Steve Weisgerber. She started at the KAC, unofficially, in early February and has been working with Kathy Sinclair during the transition period. Her tenure as executive director begins officially on March 1, and she expects the work to provide “no rest for the wicked” as the organization conducts its strategic planning and prepares for annual regional art exhibition Art Exposed, which begins March 8 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.

like Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. The Brandon, Manitoba-born artist’s latest album pays tribute to R&B and Motown songwriting legends like Lamont Dozier and Felix Cavaliere, with whom McMaster also collaborated for the album. McMaster and Andrew Allen, an accomplished Vernon-based singer-songwriter, will perform at The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St., on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online at

Sun Peaks free concert will feature Serena Ryder KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Six-time Juno Award winner Serena Ryder is set to play a free concert at Sun Peaks this summer. The Toronto-born artist has shared the stage with acts like OneRepublic, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge and Pitbull. Ryder’s single Stompa, released

in 2012, went platinum four times in Canada and spent eight weeks at No. 1 on AAA radio stations in the U.S. Her latest single on the charts is 2017’s Electric Love, which peaked at 26 in Canada. Ryder will take the stage on July 27 on the resort’s open-air stage.

Men’s Chorus itself. Through its concerts and fundraising, the Men’s Chorus Society has given $40,000 to various charities and community organizations over the past seven years. Tickets are $20 in advance, available through the Boys and Girls Club, 150 Wood St.; Long and McQuade, 955 Lorne St.; Lee’s Music, 1305 Battle St.; and online at kamloopsmenschorus.

New venue for KSO shows KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra has found an alternate venue for its upcoming performances. KSO has rescheduled four performances that were set to be performed at Sagebrush Theatre, which closed last week due to a cracked roof truss that requires emergency repairs. The next scheduled performance, KSO At The Movies, will now take place at Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way, on March 8 and March 9. Other performances on the move are April’s Virtuosic Piano and Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of Simon and Garfunkel, as well as May’s Carmina Burana performances. Tickets for these events are available through the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at

Venue change for Tom Cochrane KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The closure of Sagebrush Theatre due to emergency repairs has moved another upcoming show. Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will now play at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way.

The showtime has not changed. The eight-time Juno Award winner will perform there on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at Cochrane is also a Grammy nominee and a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry

Hall of Fame. Cochrane’s album, Mad Mad World, remains among the topselling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamondcertified status on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No Regrets, Washed Away, Sinking Like a Sunset and Life is a Highway.

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he world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) next Friday, March 8. It’s an opportunity to reflect on how far the women’s movement has come, while also acknowledging the work women continue to do in the fight for equality. As a woman living in Canada, I have a lot to celebrate — from the right to vote and own land, to the ability to leave the house on my own whenever I want, to the freedom to decide if I will have children. And I can own a business, built around local makers, supporting other women-owned-and-operated businesses and celebrating female creatives and the progressive, feminist and body-positive art they create. Creative expression is a catalyst in moving women’s rights forward, from expression in what we wear, to what we think, say and how we act, to what we choose to create. More women are free to express themselves now than in any other time in history, unchecked by men and out from the cover of the male pseudonyms many female creatives had to adopt in the past. The result is an influx in art celebrating the female form — and not in the ways we are accustomed to


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unashamed by their pubic hair, women artists are taking inspiration from what they know, and female consumers are responding in kind. One local artist working to increase the acceptance and desexualization of the female body through her artwork is Niki Mahon. Working with clay, Mahon’s “titty mugs” embrace female nudity, in particular the nipple, to celebrate the beauty and variety of the female form while challenging the sexual objectification of the female breast and nipple. “My [artistic] practice allows me to embrace my body without shame,” Mahon said. “I hope to encourage other women to do so as well.” Mahon isn’t alone in working to normalize female nudity. An international campaign to #freethenipple began in 2012 as a way to highlight the general acceptance for men to be topless in public (and in advertisements and on social media) while considering it indecent for women to do the same. Many celebrities have supported the campaign, however it’s the work of small, often unknown graphic designers and artists that have helped to make female breasts trendy. Minimalistic illustrations of boobs are the “it” design for 2019,

HOLMES IS WHERE THE I know January has three more days than February, but didn’t the second month of the year just fly by? Now that it’s March, many people start looking forward to spring and all the newness it brings. There is a glimmer of hope and possibility and many get a new spring in their step. Perhaps a new relationship will bloom. Before you start signing up for a stack of new dating apps and decide to get your swiping finger ready, there is a new Netflix series I urge you to watch. I first listened to the podcast and was flabbergasted as it was based on events from Debra Newell’s life and her experience of finding the man of her dreams online. The show is called Dirty John. It’s shocking, sad and quite pathetic in many ways, but it’s also real for plenty of people who have been duped and betrayed in online dating. While Newell’s story is extreme, it’s still important to realize you are not alone if you have been through a similar experience. I don’t want to give away too much as I really want you to watch it, but on the podcast they interview the real people the actors portray in the Netflix series. Listening to Newell speak about her so-called dream man was interesting because I think there is a little Debra Newell in all of us. We all have have faith, hope and believe in people and we can somehow dismiss warning signs.



As much as it is wonderful to believe in people, there has to be a point where we draw the line and defer to rational thoughts. Here are some examples of red flags to be aware of if you have met someone online, socially or even through me: • If a person ever asks you for money, either as a loan or a gift, end communication. Do not believe those who suggest if you send money, you will be loved. Don’t do it. Call a friend. Think of it like a recovering alcoholic needing to call a sponsor rather than have a drink. Don’t lend or send money. • If several people in your life don’t have a good feeling about your new partner, perhaps listen to them. Don’t automatically shut them down. Not everyone is going to be thrilled — such as a jealous friend or a protective parent — but if kids, friends and co-workers suddenly look like they have had


botox injections, it means you should be heeding the thoughts behind all of those raised eyebrows. Newell made an interesting point in her interview that before we buy a house, we get a home inspector to be sure there are no cracks in the foundation or other major flaws. Yet we want to hope so badly the new person in our life doesn’t have serious flaws that we almost avoid finding out or believing them when they appear. • If someone starts to exhibit controlling behaviour, such as not wanting you to go out with your friends, or wanting you to start changing your lifestyle, run for the hills. I know many people have had success with online dating (I am one of them), but times have changed — as have the apps, the scammers, the hackers and the users of these apps. They are not as genuine about relationships as they should be. Not only do you risk losing your identity, but when a John Meehan comes around and sweeps you off your feet, you just may fall and lose it all. If you are tired of the online dating scene and want an oldfashioned experience of being introduced to someone by a friend, I am that person. Contact me by email at holmes@wheretheheartis. ca — but I am currently on vacation and in hospital, so if you can etransfer me $10,000, I will love you forever.

replacing pineapple designs and the owl trend that came before them. Breast patterns and designs will soon be available on everything from flower pots to t-shirts to bath mats and wall art. In the 90 years since women officially became persons under Canadian Law, we’ve made some monumental strides towards equality, yet it can be difficult to remain positive sometimes. Within the course of one week in 2017, nearly every woman I

know shared an account of sexual harassment or assault as part of the #MeToo movement. Even when it feels like we may be standing still or slipping backwards, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to look forward, hopefully to a future where everyone is free to express themselves openly, without shame or judgement. Calli Duncan is co-owner of Makeshift Kamloops and Far and Wide. For more, go online to

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tional bonding. While greatness inspires one form of awe, minuteness inspires another. The same goes with power and humility, wealth and renunciation, delight and fright. The Vaisnava Saint Hare Das Thakur proposes God is that person that inspires the most wonder. Wonder most certainly arises in conjunction with love. In this world, we occasionally find love occurring between strangers. It also occurs between a master and a servant, between friends, between husband and wife and between parents and their children. Each of these relationships represents different degrees of intimacy. Love increases that intimacy. The wonder of it lies in the reciprocation. The most favour goes to the most beloved, which could be a spouse, one

of the children, a high school friend, a stranger or a paramour. The Supreme Personality of Godhead wants our love in one of these forms. He wants us as a devout servant, friend, child and, mostly, as a devout lover but not as God. In the same way, a president of a large corporation has a formal relationship with his employees, but his young son, who knows nothing of his stature, enjoys a more intimate, loving relationship. Within that relationship, spontaneous love arises. Whatever form our love of God takes, it should manifest itself as unalloyed devotion — unalloyed because it should be completely selfless. The lover always thinks of the beloved and is constantly thinking of ways to attract and please him or her without any expectation of return.

The beloved becomes the centre and soul’s purpose of life. As lovers of God, all that we do, all that we eat, all that we offer and give away, as well as all austerities that we may perform, should be done as an offering unto him, (Bhagavad Gita 9.27). We can only reach that level of devotion and intimacy when God exists as a person. Harold Meier lived in Taiwan for more than 20 years, during which he studied Eastern religions, primarily Vedantism, and became an active member of the Hare Krishna community. He holds a master’s degree in educational practices. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloops Please include a very short bio and a photo.


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Soaking up the heart and history of Halifax MARGARET DEEFHOLTS



alifax smells of the Atlantic Ocean — there’s a tangy freshness to the air that is different from the pine-scented summer breezes off the Pacific coast. Even though I know that the open sea is quite a long way off, the feeling persists, as I stroll the boardwalk overlooking the city’s waterfront. It is a glorious summer day with puffs of clouds drifting against a deep blue sky. On sunspeckled waters, small sailing boats, with triangular sails, skim past a white lighthouse on the further shore. Kids play in an adjacent park as a mild breeze ruffles the Canadian flag hoisted outside a restaurant. I sit at a table overlooking the water and nibble on a cinnamon-dusted Beavertail, followed by a dollop of the city’s famous Cows’ ice-cream. The Atlantic has long been the life-blood of Nova Scotians over the centuries and, like the ebb and flow of its tides, it has brought both prosperity and adversity to its sons and daughters. Knife-edged winds and cruel seas demand tremendous courage in the face of disasters that can strike without warning. Perhaps the most tragic of all such catastrophes was the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. At the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the headstones of the Titanic plot cast long afternoon shadows across the grassy knoll. A small tablet reads: “Erected to the memory of an unknown child whose remains were recovered after the disaster to the Titanic.”

MARGARET DEEFHOLTS PHOTO The faces of those who emmigrated from Europe to Canada are a poignant reminder of Halifax’s historic role in the arrival of more than one million people that came from war-torn Europe between 1930 and 1940. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax offers a look into the faces and sites of the past, which contribute to making Canada what it is today.

A spray of wildflowers and a small teddy bear in front of the headstone is touching evidence of the sadness that pervades the hearts of Haligonians even to this day. DNA records have revealed that the “unknown” child was Sydney Leslie Goodwin. His tablet is now a symbol for all those unknown children who perished in the waters off our Atlantic seaboard more than a century ago. The next morning, I am at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, beguiled by an exhibition of


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Maud Lewis’s paintings. It is incredible that this tiny woman, with her shy smile and selfeffacing manner, had a soul of such joy, as to have created an exuberance of folk art: flowers, birds, cats and brightlycoloured scenes of rural Nova Scotia. I peer into the tiny cottage where she and her husband lived and every inch of the wall, doors, the steps leading up to the next floor and even the stove is decorated with Lewis’ “heart-work.” For me, by far, the most emo-

tionally moving of all the places in Halifax is Canada’s only immigration museum at Pier 21. As I walk through the museum, faces stare back at me — old black-and-white photographs of men, women and children. A young man wears his cap set at a jaunty angle, but his eyes are apprehensive. A family huddles together as if for protection, the mother wearing a scarf, her overcoat neat, if shabby. A child clings to her skirt. In another shot, a teenager

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Their time to shine MARTY HASTINGS


Fiona Brisco was blanketed in fervour, a Grade 10 reserve player thrown into the fire. The South Kamloops Titans and G.W. Graham Grizzlies of Chilliwack were engaged in a slugfest in the B.C. Secondary Schools AA Girls Basketball Championship final last March in Langley. Starter Katherine Walkley was in foul trouble in the third quarter, so head coach Del Komarniski turned to Brisco. “My heart just started racing,” Brisco said. “Oh, there was so much going on, so many people. It was really scary, but exhilarating.” The Titans earned a 73-67 victory over the Grizzlies to win the B.C. banner. In that game, Brisco was the only player outside of the starting five — Maddy Gobeil, Olivia Morgan-Cherchas, Kendra McDonald and twin sisters Katherine and Lauren Walkley — to see the floor. Sidelined due to injury for the B.C. final, as they were for the duration of the 20172018 campaign, were Anika Komarniski and Jenna Dandurand. Nobody can take last year’s provincial championship from them, but there may be a different feeling of achievement this time

KTW FILE PHOTO Fiona Brisco is among the South Kamloops Titans looking to play bigger roles this year at provincials than they did in 2018, when the team won a B.C. title.

around if they, in much bigger roles, can help push the No. 1-ranked Titans to a repeat title. “Yeah, especially being in Grade 12, it’s my last year to show something and not much time left to do it,” said Anika Komarniski, a Grade 12 guard. “I’ve got to put in my best effort to



show that I’m meant to be on the court.” The Titans pummelled No. 16 David Thompson of Vancouver 90-26 on Wednesday to advance to Round 2, in which they squared off against No. 8 Seycove of North Vancouver in a game played on Thursday after KTW’s

press deadline. Go online to for the result. Gobeil and MorganCherchas, the U sportssigned Grade 12 Titans considered among the best in their age group in B.C., along with bona-fide Grade 11 starter McDonald, are the core of this year’s squad. They garner most of the attention from media and opposing coaches looking to shut down South Kam’s big three. That’s fine by Dandurand, Anika Komarniski and Brisco, the three Titans from last year’s squad aiming to make a bigger impact in 2019. “On behalf of these two, as well, I don’t think it bothers us at all that they get a lot of attention,” said Dandurand, a Grade 11 wing. “It’s very well deserved. All three of them are insane players. Seeing them and supporting them when they have all these big games, it’s really exciting to be on their side of it.” Anika Komarniski has seen her share of bad luck. She missed her Grade 11 campaign after having hip surgery. This season, a broken foot kept her out of the lineup for seven weeks. She returned last month in time for the Okanagan championship tournament. See EXPANDED, A26 Ethan Paulin-Hatch and the Kamloops Storm are trailing the Revelstoke Grizzlies 2-0 in a Round 1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League series that moves to Memorial Arena on Friday and Saturday, with game time set for 7:15 p.m. both nights. KTW FILE PHOTO

Storm, in danger of dissipating, host Game 3 MARTY HASTINGS


Changing the narrative was a lot of work. The Kamloops Storm, down 2-0 to the Revelstoke Grizzlies in their bestof-seven opening-round Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series, started the season 0-9. Off-ice turmoil — tampering charges, suspensions, fines, ownership squabbles and criticism from the league — did not do the junior B club any favours. “Let me tell you, when it was 0-7, 0-8, coming to the rink, it wasn’t fun, but we saw we were progressing in the right areas,” Storm head coach Jassi Sangha said. Leading scorer Therann Kincross, who racked up 17 goals and 47 points in regular-season play, is proud of the team, which was poised to sneak into third in the Doug Birks Division, but sputtered late in the season to finish fourth. “You’ve got to have the dark days to have the good, right?” Kincross said. Tuesday was a dark day for the Storm in Revelstoke, where they were throttled 10-2 by the Grizzlies. Visiting Kamloops, which posted a regular-season record of 19-26-1-2, showed much better on Wednesday in a 3-1 loss in Game 2. Revelstoke, which compiled 44 more points and 23 more wins than

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Kamloops to finish first in the division, is heavily favoured to advance to Round 2, the Doug Birks Division final. The 100 Mile House Wranglers lead the Sicamous Eagles 2-0 in the other division semifinal series. Harrison Rosch of Kamloops spoke to KTW before the series began. The former Grizzly, now a Storm defenceman, was asked if Revelstoke has any weaknesses. “I know those guys pretty well,” Rosch said. “Their D are pretty weak. They’ve got a few strong D. Their forwards are fast, quick and smart. “I know how much they hate playing here.” If there are weak points, the Storm will need to exploit them on Friday at Memorial Arena. Game time is 7:15 p.m. Sangha said attendance has improved since the start of the campaign and his players could use a boost this weekend. “There is no better feeling than going into pre-game warm-up and you see 300, 400 people in the stands,” said Sangha, who has played in front of packed barns at the venerable barn on Victoria Street. “It gets you excited. It gets you jacked up. The more people that come in to support our team, our guys feed off that and that would be really nice.” Game 4 will get underway at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial.


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Blazers chasing T-Birds, who are in town tonight WHL FACEOFF GAME #59



Serge Lajoie has stayed on message this week, repeating a few phrases in multiple interviews with local media. The Kamloops Blazers’ head coach does not want his team to be paralyzed by the opportunity.

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the game close. Orrin Centazzo scored twice to put the Blazers up 2-0 early in the second period. Dylan Ferguson was strong between the pipes for Kamloops, the only blemish coming when Sasha Utala scored at 15:48 of the second period to cut the home team’s lead in half. B.C. Division standings: Vancouver (86 points), Victoria (66 points), Kelowna (57 points), Kamloops (52 points) and Prince George (42 points). The Rockets will visit the Giants on Friday, a tough matchup for the Okanagan squad that is aiming to fend off the Blazers. Kamloops has two games in hand on Kelowna. The teams will finish their season series with a home-and-home set, the Blazers hosting on March 8 and the rematch slated for March 9 in the Little Apple. The Blazers will finish a four-gamesin-five-nights stretch with two tilts against the Giants, the first in Kamloops on Saturday and the second in Langley on Sunday. Franklin isn’t looking that far ahead. “Just keep working hard every day,” he said. “If we keep looking at it that way, we’ll be in a good position at the end of the season. It’s going to be way more rewarding when we get in. “It’s a different buzz in the rink, a different buzz in the dressing room.”

UPGRADES AT SANDMAN CENTRE The city will this summer complete glass and board upgrades at Sandman Centre to improve player safety. City of Kamloops civic operations director Jen Fretz said the project will bring the rink up to WHL standards, which in 2019 mirror those of the NHL, which requires boards and glass to be a newer, more flexible technology designed to prevent head injuries. Fretz said the new glass is acrylic, which is lighter and easier for crews to handle when doing changeovers for concert events. Meanwhile, the city is in discussions to potentially add more loge seating to the arena.

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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Help put police bracelets on this thief On the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 23, a high-value men’s gold bracelet was stolen from the jewelry counter at Value Village in Sahali Mall. The suspect is a heavyset white man, between 25 and 30 years of age. He stands about six feet tall, is clean-shaven and has short, dark hair. He was wearing a red Puma hoodie, a black baseball cap, dark pants and dark runners. If you know this man’s name, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Will the next chapter be charges? KTW FILE PHOTO Katie Ludvig (left) and the 2018-2019 TRU WolfPack became the first women’s volleyball team in program history to win a Canada West post-season match.

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Head coach Chad Grimm and the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team would have been excused if they did not qualify for the 2019 Canada West post-season. The Pack lost two of their best players unexpectedly prior to the campaign, with Yevgenia Nyukhalova, who took the year off to have a baby (a boy), and Mikalya Funk, ruled academically ineligible, unable to play. Grimm told KTW the team lost about 85 per cent of its offence if including the departure of graduated outside hitter Rachel Windhorst. Nyukhalova had 352 kills in 20172018, tied for tops in the conference, and 30 service aces. Funk racked up 43 service aces and 160 kills. “Expectations changed a little bit when we lost some pieces,” Grimm said. TRU started the season 1-5 and it seemed a long road may be ahead, but the Pack, who were ranked eighth in a Canada West preseason coaches’ poll, finished sixth in the conference with a 13-11 record and fell one win shy of upsetting the No. 3 Alberta Pandas in a first-round playoff series. A 3-2 victory over the Pandas in Edmonton on Feb. 22 marked the first post-season victory in WolfPack women’s vol-

leyball history. “The girls did a good job of being resilient,” Grimm said. “I thought we were better than the sum of our parts.” The overachieving Pack would almost certainly have missed the playoffs without the help of Olga Savenchuk, a 6-foot-3 first-year outside hitter from Donetsk, Ukraine. She proved an off-season godsend, playing in each of the squad’s 24 league matches and placing fourth in the conference in both kills and kills per set. Savenchuk, 30, was this week named to the conference’s first all-star team. Kendra Finch took another step in her fourth season. The outside hitter from North Vancouver accounted for 312 points, second on the team behind Savenchuk, who racked up 399 points. Avery Pottle found a home at the middle position and finished third in team scoring, with 208 points. Matches-played statistics, among other categories, indicate contributions came from most on the roster, which was often injury-depleted. Starting setter Abby Spratt was lost for the campaign when she was hurt during practice on Jan. 1. The thirdyear arts student from Calgary was having a career year, according to Grimm. “It was quite frustrating,” Spratt told KTW. “We’ve been really unlucky with our setters.” Backup setter

Anastasiya Muzyka, the 6-foot-2 Poltava, Ukraine, product who was named to the 2017-2018 Canada West all-rookie team, recovered from a torn quad muscle in time to take over at the key position for the second half. “They’ve both proved they can come in and help our team,” Grimm said. “They are different setters. It’s definitely a competition, like any position. Whoever is doing well, we’ll run with it.” There may be no one in Canada West women’s volleyball less ready to count chickens than Grimm, who was on vacation in Denmark last summer when informed his best player would be missing the season. “Things happened last summer that changed our team, but, yeah, theoretically, we can return our whole roster,” Grimm said. “I try not to get too far ahead. I know things can happen.” TRU is one dramafree off-season away from entering a new campaign as an arguable favourite to contend for a conference title. “We want to push the envelope a little bit more and, hopefully, we can make a little bit deeper of a run next year,” Grimm said. THE LOCAL Katie Ludvig, the WolfPack’s lone Kamloopsian, played in 21 matches in her rookie season. She had 89 digs, good for sixth on the team.

On Monday, Feb. 4, a security guard was assaulted at the downtown Kamloops Library. The suspect was asked several times not to sleep on the premises. The last time the man was asked to leave, he became aggressive and poked the security guard in the eye. The suspect is an Aboriginal man. He stands about 6-foot-2 and was wearing black pants, a black jacket and a red baseball cap. If you know this man’s identity, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Wallet thieves deserve more than detention On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 8, two wallets were stolen from a building on the Sa-Hali secondary campus. The first suspect is a tall, white male with a slender build. He was wearing a light-coloured winter jacket with a dark hoodie underneath, black gloves, light-coloured jeans and brown boots. The second suspect is a short, stocky, white male. He was wearing a blue and white winter jacket (with No. 4 printed on the upper sleeve), a dark hoodie underneath, a blue and grey baseball cap, dark blue jeans and dark boots. He was possibly carrying a brown satchel. Do you have information that could help catch these crooks? If so, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

B: 1983-08-30 Caucasian male 183 cm (6’00”) 75 kg (166 lbs) Brown Hair | Green Eyes Wanted For: First Degree Murder, Attempted Murder

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B: 1988-03-17 First Nations female 173 cm (5’08”) 90 kg (199 lbs) Black Hair | Brown Eyes Wanted For: Fail to Comply x 2, Breach of Probation, Assault with Weapon If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

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SUN PEAKS MOUNTAIN RESORT MUNICIPALITY Notice to Electors of Alternative Approval Process (AAP) This notice is to advise electors in the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (the Municipality) of the intention to adopt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 0123 to expand the Sun Peaks Centre and adopt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 0124 to finance the construction of a surface water treatment plant.

Sun Peaks Centre Expansion Council has proposed an $8,000,000 expansion to the Sun Peaks Centre and has successfully received $6,000,000 in grant funding. The purpose of Bylaw No. 0123 is to borrow an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 that will be repaid over a period not exceeding 20 years to expand the Sun Peaks Centre including a roof over the current outdoor rink and construction of conference and fitness facilities tying into the current sports centre building. The loan will be financed through the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) with an annual debt servicing cost of approximately $141,400. There is currently a three year renewable agreement with the Province under the Resort Municipality Initiative Program where the province returns a portion of the hotel tax funds collected in Sun Peaks to the Municipality in the amount of approximately $370,000 annually, which will be used towards servicing this debt.

Surface Water Treatment Plant The Groundwater System currently developed at Sun Peaks is reaching its capacity to service the existing development. With the current expansion of the resort and the expected new properties coming on line, Council felt that it was important to look at alternative sources of water to meet the needs of the community and mitigate any possible shortages. The Municipality entered into an agreement with Sun Peaks Resort LLP to use a portion of the existing Snowmaking Reservoir for the provision of potable water and fire suppression flows. To access and treat this water to potable standards, a surface water treatment plant needed to be installed at the top of the Village Platter lift where there are both snow making water lines and the Pressure Zone 2 potable reservoir. The purpose of Bylaw No. 0124, 2018 is to borrow an amount not exceeding $1,420,000 from the MFA to purchase and install a Surface Water Treatment Plant at the top of the Village Platter lift close to Pressure Zone 2 Reservoir with a connection to the Snow Making Supply Pipeline. The annual debt servicing costs would be approximately $100,400 and will be covered from general water utilities revenue. The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Council proposes to borrow the money to expand the Sun Peaks Centre and finance the surface water treatment plant unless, by 4:00 pm on March 15, 2019, at least 10% (125) of the electors in the whole of the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality sign an elector response form opposing the implementation of one or both of the borrowing bylaws. If more than 125 elector response forms are received opposing one or both of the borrowing bylaws, the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will consider holding a full referendum. A report respecting the basis on which the 10% determination was made is available upon request from the Municipal office. A copy of Bylaw No.0123, 2018 and Bylaw No. 0124, 2018 and a summary of the applicable projects are available from the Municipal office during business hours each business day of the week. For project details, please contact Rob Bremner at 250-578-2020 or

Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms Elector responses are required to be submitted to the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality on forms that can be obtained during regular business hours from the Municipal office via the contact information below. The only elector response forms that will be accepted by the Municipality are the ones provided by the Municipality, or an accurate copy of the form. Only electors of the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality are eligible to sign the elector response forms. There are two types of electors - resident electors and non-resident property electors. Resident elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has resided in the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality for the previous 30 days, and is not disqualified by the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law (prior to signing an elector response form during an AAP). Non-resident property elector - a person who is a Canadian citizen, is 18 years of age or older, has resided in BC for the previous six months and has owned property in their personal name in the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality for the previous 30 days, and is not disqualified by the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law (prior to signing an elector response form during an AAP). For more information on elector qualifications, please contact the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality or see the Voter’s Guide to Local Government Elections in BC, available online at: assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/local-governments/governance-powers/voter_guide_ english.pdf. Please note that Electoral Assent voter eligibility is the same as that for general municipal elections.

Forms, Submissions and Further Information Signed Alternative Approval Elector Response Forms must be delivered, faxed, or emailed no later than 4:00 pm on March 15, 2019 (postmarks not accepted). Forms may be submitted by eligible electors for either or both of the bylaws. Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality 106-3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0 (250) 578-2020

Smillie honoured Dr. Bob Smillie will receive the WHL Distinguished Service Award in a ceremony prior to the Kamloops Blazers’ home game against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Sandman Centre. “I cannot think of a more deserving recipient,” said Don Moores, president and chief operating officer for the Blazers. Smillie has been involved in junior hockey in Kamloops since 1973-1974, when he was team doctor for the Kamloops Chiefs. He has been involved with the Kamloops Jr. Oilers/ Blazers franchise since the club moved to Kamloops in 1981. Smillie, who joined the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame in 2016, has held many roles in a volunteer capacity, including team doctor, education liasion and board of directors member. He is the executive director of the Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund. The fund began with the sale of the Kamloops Blazers in 2007 and has contributed more than $3.26 million to local community sports groups in the Thompson-Nicola region. The award, introduced in 2004 by the WHL, is presented annually to individuals who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes

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BRIEFS and in doing so have made an extraordinary contribution at the club and league levels. Two previous recipients include Blazers’ contributors Dennis Coates (board member) and Doris Rubel (billet co-ordinator). ANGOVE EXCELS Sienna Angove led the Kamloops Classic Swimming club at the Swim BC Winter Age Group Championships, which wrapped up in Vancouver on the weekend. She won silver in the 100-metre breaststroke and bronze medals in the 400m individual medley and 200m backstroke events in the 12-year-old girls’ division. Angove set Classics records with her times in those events. She also placed eighth in 100m backstroke, ninth in the 200m IM and 13th in the 100m fly. There were about 460 swimmers at the meet representing 38 clubs from across B.C. The Classics brought nine swimmers to the meet — Angove, Claire Bagabuyo, Parker Cameron, Lily Eckerman, Ryder Litke, Moira Minichiello, Joseph Minichiello, Sarah Tulloch and Finn

Vukusic — and placed 19th overall. For more results, go online to COACHES NAMED The Kamloops Broncos have decided on their coaching staff for the 2019 B.C. Football Conference campaign. Joe Liberatore was named general manager in November. He helped restructure the organization after a dismal 0-10 campaign in 2018. The GM position has been dissolved, with Liberatore moving into the associate head coach/offensive line coaching positions. Tim Parker, director of football operations, and former GM Jan Antons, now director of business operations, will share general manager duties. Head coach Rob Ellis will be joined on the sidelines by offensive co-ordinator/receivers’ coach Jeremy White and defensive co-ordinator/ defensive backs’ coach Aaron Chan. Rounding out the coaching staff are former head coach Brad Yamaoka, special teams/running backs; Jason Chri, Quarterbacks; Jacob Bingham, O-Line; Mike Marasco, running backs; Braden Vankoughnett, linebackers; Brad Schmidt, linebackers; Dan Hastie, D-Line; and Kieran Muir, defensive backs.

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Dandurand had her ACL repaired, the injury that kept her on the sidelines last season. “Them getting over their injuries and getting back on the floor, this is going to be a different provincial championship for them this year than it was last year, when they made contributions in the mental game, but were unable to compete physically,” Del Komarniski said. “Fiona had a good Grade 10 year. She played in the final. Her role is obviously expanded this year, as a starter and contributor.” If South Kam was victorious on Thursday, it will square off against either No. 4 Britannia of Vancouver or No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas of North Vancouver in a semifinal matchup, with game time set for 3:30 p.m. on

Friday at Langley Events Centre. The provincial championship game will get underway at 3 p.m. on Saturday at LEC. “It’s much more fulfilling than last year, considering the injury,” Dandurand said. “I’m excited to put it all out there and show what we’ve got.” WHUNDAS IN TOUGH The No. 15 Westsyde Whundas are 0-2 at girls’ AA basketball provincials in Langley. No. 2 Langley Christian bounced Westsyde 95-35 on Wednesday. No. 7 Duchess Park of Prince George topped the Whundas 76-41 on Thursday. Westsyde will play a consolation game against either Little Flower Academy of Vancouver or Whistler on Friday.

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Sign up for 55-plus B.C. Games Athletes from Kamloops and area are invited to sign up for the 55-plus B.C. Games, which will run from Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 in Kelowna. There are plenty of sports and activities from which to choose, including 8-ball, archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragonboat racing, equestrian, fastpitch, five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf, hockey, horseshoes, ice curling, lawn bowling, mountain biking, pickleball, slo-pitch, snooker, soccer, squash, sturling, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon and whist. Most events are divided into age categories, with individuals or teams competing for medals within their age group. Many events have male, female and mixed-doubles categories. Zone 8 includes Anglemont, Ashcroft, Avola, Barriere, Blue River, Canoe, Celista, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Falkland, Grinrod, Kamloops, Lillooet, Little Fort, Logan Lake, Lytton, Merritt, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento, Valemont and Vavenby. The cost to enter is $80. To register for the Zone 8 team, go online to 55plusbcgames. org/zones/zone8. For more information, email Some sports may require participants to compete in qualification events in March. Find the Games website at MAKING STRIDES There were 21 Kamloops Long Blades speed skaters in action last weekend at the Interior Funale event in Vernon. Jessica Robertson, Jason














City of Kamloops Jason Hill of the Kamloops Long Blades skating last weekend at the Interior Funale in Vernon. GRAEME HILL PHOTO

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Hill, Kayleigh Roberts, Jordan Smith, Jared Roberts, Gabrielle Chase and Nelson Smith each recorded three personal-best times. Posting two personal-best times apiece were Laylah Sadegur and Caleb Van der Merwe. Hudson Grant, Hallie Sadegur, Keidis Corrigan, Samantha Stadfeld, Cadence Larochelle and Leah Turner had one personal-best time each. Meanwhile, Sylvie Lloyd of the Long Blades was in action at the Speculaas Cup in Hasselt, Belgium. Lloyd finished first overall in the senior ladies’ division and third overall in the combined junior A, junior B and senior ladies division. Van der Merwe, Adam

Turner, John Hill, Leah Turner, Cameron Thomas, Rebecca Thomas and Sophia Pankratz will represent the Long Blades at the B.C. Short Track Championships this weekend in Prince George. BLIND CURLING The Western Blind Curling Championships will run from March 20 to March 23 at the Kamloops Curling Club. Spectators are invited to attend free of charge. The event will be co-hosted by the B.C/Yukon division of the Canadian Council of the Blind and the Western Blind Curling Association. For more information, call Lori Fry at 250-395-2452 or Fraser Hiltz at 604-379-0035. SPRING RUN OFF COMING The 36th Spring Run Off will feature two distances this year when the Kamloops Ridge Runners’ event takes place on March 17. Runners can choose from the five-kilometre race, which

will begin at 10:20 a.m., and the 10-kilometre race, the Interior Running Association Canadian Tire Road Race Series race that begins at 10 a.m. The race is held in Westsyde and finishes at Arthur Stevenson elementary. Register online at For more information, email or go online to SABRES REBOUND The Sa-Hali Sabres dropped their first game at the Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament, but bounced back with a win. Belmont secondary of Langford knocked off Sa-Hali 42-28 on Wednesday. The Sabres dispatched Kelly Road of Prince George 46-32 on Thursday in a consolation-bracket matchup. Sa-Hali and College Heights of Prince George will meet on Friday.

Peewee Ice Hawks soar to convincing wins The Kamloops Ice Hawks earned a pair of 11-0 victories over Lillooet in peewee female hockey action last Saturday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Notching points for Kamloops were Jadyn Walker (5G, 2A), Gracie Soderstrom (4G), Sarah Leggett (3G, 1A), Macie Stankoven (2G, 1A), Tayla McMillan (2G, 1A), Zoe Steinke (2G), Anya Borowski (1G, 3A), Jaime Dyck (1G, 2A), Alina Baltakis (1G, 1A), Victoria Dickinson (1G, 1A),


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BRIEFS Kate Benastick (1A) and Anna Garner (1A). Morgan Luce recorded two shutouts between the pipes. The Ice Hawks will wrap regular-season play next weekend in Kelowna. Kamloops will play host to the peewee female Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association

Championship from March 8 to March 10. EARNING THE SPLIT The A2 atom development hockey team from Kamloops posted one win and one loss in a pair of games at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre last weekend. A1 Kelowna bested A2 Kamloops 7-1 on Saturday. The A2 squad earned an 8-3 victory over A1 Kamloops on Sunday. Recording points for A2 on the weekend were Jerasyn Cornwell (3G), Tristan Keely

(1G, 2A), Grayson Unwin (1G, 1A), Christopher Feely (1G, 1A), Zach Rozek (1G, 1A), Mattias Holte (1G), Spencer Currie (1G), Elias Munegatto (1A), Carter Bylycia

(1A), Sam Jakel (1A) and Carter Johnson (1A). Jarrek Hluschyk was between the pipes on Saturday. Devin Price backstopped A2 on Sunday.

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We started it — you continue it. If you are in school, between kindergarten and Grade 7, here is your chance to add to our story 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.







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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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Career Opportunities

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 ďŹ t and have a good work ethic, then we need you.


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

THOMPSON RIVER VENEER PRODUCTS LTD. If you cannot apply in person you can fax a full resume with references to 250-573-6052

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

Lost pair of prescription glasses broken arm between Red Bridge and Silver Sage (250) 371-3494


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Lost & Found

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

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LEGAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED for expanding conveyancing practice.

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

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Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

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

Feed & Hay

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

Temporary/ PT/Seasonal

Hay for Sale. First and Second Crop. 70lbs+. 250-319-3353.


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

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HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774. 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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Everything Must Go! Furniture, shop tools, carpenter equip. misc items. 250-3775956.

Antiques / Vintage


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.

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

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

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Kids & Adults needed! ABERDEEN

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


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


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.


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


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. SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-567-0404 Ext:400OT.

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

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

BUYING gold dust,gold nuggets,coins, jewelry, scrap gold+, antique silver, all sterling, silverware, bullion, bars, collections of coins+. (250)-864-3521

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Apt/Condos for Sale RiverBend 2bdrms, full kitchen. W/D, 920 sq/ft. $349,000. 780-904-3551 or 778-4708338. The Willows 55+ condo across from Northills Mall. 2bdrms, 2-baths, 1072 sq/ft. 5appl. 250-376-6637 or 250376-8824. PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE




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Northland Apartments

Antiques / Classics

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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Home Improvements

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Suites, Upper


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Free Items

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

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


Bed & Breakfast


Shared Accommodation

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

Under the Real Estate Tab

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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.

Rooms for Rent

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

Real Estate


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

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Home Improvements


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

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

Auto Accessories/Parts 4-Avalanche X-treme winters on rims 275/60/R20 fits 1/2T Dodge truck 5-stud. $1000. 250-573-5635. 4-Goodyear Noridc winter tires. P215/65/R17 on winter rims. $400/obo. 250-375-2375.

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

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Cars - Sports & Imports


Scrap Car Removal


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

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

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

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

Recreational/Sale 2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $16,900. 236-421-2251 2013 Keystone Fusion Toy Hauler slps 9, 41ft 12ft garage asking $65,000 250-374-4723 kamloopsthisweek

Misc. Wanted

Snowmobiles 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

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Home Improvements

Home Improvements


Renovations, finishing sundecks, framing hourly or contract. 604-240-1920.


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Misc. Wanted

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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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Mallory Hannah Bagri March 1, 2000 – February 17, 2019 Mallory Hannah Bagri passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Kamloops Hospice House. She was surrounded with love from her parents and her “best friend” Aekam Bal LPN. Mallory courageously fought an extremely rare, life limiting disease that affected all aspects of her life and body. Mitochondrial disease is a progressive disease with no treatment and no cure. Prior to her diagnosis of Mitochondrial disease in January 2016, she spent much of her life in BC Children’s Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital requiring life saving surgeries, extensive medical testing and treatment for severe, daily debilitating migraines and entire body pain that was agonizing for her, without relief. Mallory is survived by her parents Gurdave and Gail Bagri and her dog Maggie, paternal grandparents Tarsame and Erica Bagri, auntie Sylvia, her Buah Serena Fuoco (David), cousins Avani and Anaya, maternal grandparents Dennis and Pat Engebretson, uncle Gary (Shelley), cousins Emily Lucas (Kurt), Dean and Reid, cousins Sarah and Brian, uncle Glen (Dianne) and cousins Curtis and Derek. Mallory has many second cousins that she loved to visit and play with as often as she could. She was the oldest cousin on the Bagri side and the youngest cousin on the Engebretson side.

She really enjoyed playing cards, board games and baking with her care staff Shannon and Tennille and she loved having candy as a treat.

Gladys Mae Hackett (Partridge) May 30, 1919 - February 21, 2019 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gladys Hackett at the age of 99. She is survived by her four sons, Hank (Eileen) in Kamloops, Robert (Carolyn) in Saskatoon, Richard in Coquitlam, John (Linda) in Saskatoon, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband Geoffrey of 67 years in 2009, her grandson David in 2006, her daughter-in-law Gail in 1972 and her eight siblings. Gladys was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on the family homestead as a tiny “preemie” and spent her early years there. At the age of 16, she moved to Vancouver working at Pauline Johnson Chocolates, then during WWII she worked at Boeing Aircraft, building wings for the DC3 as a rivet girl and where she met her future husband Geoffrey. They were married in 1942, living many years at Eagle Harbour on the beautiful BC coastline then moving to Burnaby in 1950 where they raised their family. Mom worked at Kelly Douglas for many years in Burnaby. After retirement, they moved to their summer cottage at Kawkawa Lake near Hope where they had spent so many happy years with family and friends. They moved into Chilliwack in later years, spending time with family and friends and also travelling south to Mesa, Arizona for the winter months. She moved to Kamloops a little over a year ago. Gladys often said she lived for sports as she loved swimming, baseball and bowling in her earlier years, (having trophies all over the house!) and watching baseball, hockey, golf and football on TV as an avid fan in later years. She loved gardening, having large vegetable plots

1931 - 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.

We would like to especially thank the very kind and caring staff at the Kamloops Hospice, especially nurses Greg and Shelby and care aid Danielle. We are so grateful for the care and support that Dr. Ruth Farren gave to Mallory and ourselves. She went above and beyond for our family. We would also like to thank Mallory’s family practioner Dr. Amanda Bosman for always taking the time to see us regularly and being so empathetic. We are very thankful to Dr. Sheik Hosenbocus for the last 16 years for his expertise, support and guidance. Mallory was loved by many and her smile will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. A Celebration of Life for Mallory will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at The Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family and the obituary may be viewed at

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Bob is survived by his children Roberta (Rod), Cindy, Sharon (Tony), Pam, Brad (Jamie), twelve grandchildren, fifteen greatgrandchildren 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

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as well as beautiful flower beds which kept her busy. She always had home canned fruits and jams on hand to share with others. Gladys enjoyed knitting and kept the family in beautifully knitted sweaters and touques over the years. She always had lovely knitted outfits ready for the new babies as they arrived in her family. Then lovely, warm sweaters were received by grandchildren for birthdays and Christmas gifts over the years as they grew older. She was a wonderful cook and always had a pot of tea ready for anyone who dropped in, along with her cookies, tarts, cakes and pies. She loved having family or friends come by and always had those great home-cooked meals ready. Her greatest love was always her family, spending time with them, playing cards and games or sitting around the campfire. She loved to go shopping and enjoyed some casino time as well where she always came out ahead! We would like to thank the staff at Kamloops Seniors Village for their special care and kindness during her stay there. As well, our grateful thanks to the wonderful healthcare workers on 6 North at Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital for taking such great care of Gladys during her final days. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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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.

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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.

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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.

September 30, 1932 - February 2, 2019 Jeanette passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

She was mother to Bill (Charlyn), Donna (Bob), Bob (Brenda), Cathy (Rob), grandmother to ten and great-grandmother to five.

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 Life Time Membership. He loved spending time with

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.


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Our dear uncle, John William Dalin, left us on Saturday, February 23, 2019. He had no children of his own, but nothing was more important to him than family. He loved his 23 nieces and nephews, their spouses and extensive offspring and they loved him. Amazingly, he remembered the names of all 50 great-nieces and nephews and most of their children as well. William, Will, or Bill, as he was known, was a tremendous athlete, playing baseball, badminton and tennis. He was recognized as a formidable opponent in badminton circles across Canada. In 1977, at age 49, William won the Canadian National Championship Badminton Senior Men’s Singles. A year later, he won the Canadian National Masters Men’s Singles, a feat that had not been done in successive years before. He also won the Canadian Mixed Doubles in 1978, partnered with Joyce Jones. The full list of his tournament championships is too lengthy to list. He was, however, inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements.

A special thanks to all of the caregivers at Cedar Hill Care Home in Langley. A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:00 pm at Sonrise Full Gospel Church, 5588 188 St., Surrey, BC V3S 4N7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Variety Club Children’s Charity, one of Jeanette’s favorite.

Proud to be born in, to serve in and support Kamloops Natasha Schrader Will was a fierce competitor who loved to win, but he was also the ultimate gentleman. He started playing badminton when he was 14 years old in the North Shuswap Community Hall. He went on to teach many of his nieces and nephews the love of racquet sports, even building his own tennis court and badminton hall on brother Chris’s property in Celista where most of us learned to play. Uncle Will was born on his parents’ homestead in Celista, BC on September 11, 1927. He was the third of four boys in a family that started with three girls. He was the last surviving member of his beloved family, predeceased by Elsie, Annie, Winnie, Dan, Karl and Chris. He is survived by two sisters-in-law Yvonne (Paul) and Mildred, who remained dear friends to the end.

In the large Dalin family, everyone had a favourite uncle. His name was Uncle Will.

Jeanette led an active life growing up at the CNR Junction in Kamloops. She was a gymnast, majorette and an accomplished swimmer, both competitive and synchronized. She spent many summers lifeguarding in Thompson Park. Mom, along with predeceased husband Bill McQuay Sr., passed the love of sports on to all of us. Hockey, swimming, or any other activity we wanted to try, was always supported. Jeanette was a successful realtor in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Shuswap Lake. Jeanette was also very artistic carving song birds, painting crafts she and dad had made or knitting self-designed sweaters in her spare time. Mom had a strong sense of family, not just for us kids, but for her brother and sisters and their extended families. It was important for her to keep the family close. Everyone was always welcome at “the McQuay” house, another strength she passed on to all of us. I am sure Mom is at peace now watching dad play hockey or playing Bridge with her family and friends. We were so lucky to have her in our lives and she will be greatly missed.

For children, his Celista home was a joy to visit. They were either directed to his full candy dish or taken outside to his garden where he would pull new carrots, brush off the dirt and hand them over. Adults were treated to his warm hospitality and intelligent conversation, interspersed with the jokes he so enjoyed telling. He was a man who connected with people from all walks of life. All you needed was a sense of humour. He had impeccable comedic timing, impersonation abilities and a quick wit. He loved to sing and also learned the accordion as an adult, to the delight of children who danced while he played. Will was known as Bill to his railroad union brothers. He was a proud employee of CP Rail for more than 40 years. He started as a fireman and then was a locomotive engineer. Railroaders had a unique and close relationship and it was important to him to stay connected even after his retirement. He was an active member of the CP Rail Pensioners, faithfully attending meetings right up to his death. He served as president and vice president for many years. He was a strong supporter of the CCF and NDP, but he

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had no rancour for people with different political views. Will learned a love of cards on the homestead and was a skilled bridge and crib player. Later, he extended that into poker. He was a regular at the casino, but always brilliantly knowing his limit. He is one of the few who can say he won more than he lost. The dealers in Kamloops and in Silver Reef will miss his quiet presence at their table.

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Kelly Kirsten Cunningham February 4, 1969 – March 3, 2017

He fished from spring to late fall, heading out in his aluminum fishing boat long before any other fisher was stirring. In the fall, he went on an annual hunting trip, often with a brother or nephew (in-laws too) in tow. More than the hunt itself, he revelled in building a rough lean-to for cover, conjuring up meals on a cookstove, and the card games around a fire. He lived a joyous and full life, travelling to many parts of the world for badminton competitions or to watch ball games. He believed in community, serving on the North Shuswap cemetery committee and then on the North Shuswap Historical Society where his fabulous memory was so valuable in preserving photos and stories of pioneers. Uncle lived independently in his home on the shores of the Shuswap Lake until a year ago when he went into Parkside Assisted Living in Chase. Thank you to the Parkside team for the loving care they provided uncle Will, as they worked so hard to keep him at home. He had a wonderful year with them. Goodbye, uncle, you were everything a person should be – truly a good man with a fantastic sense of humour and a most loving heart. A celebration of life will take place on August 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista. Cremation arrangements by Drake Cremation & Funeral Services.

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February 3, 1964 - February 23, 2019 With heavy hearts we announce that Jack Morash, loving husband and father, quietly and unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 55. A wonderful man taken too soon.

Jack was born in West Dover, Nova Scotia. He moved to Toronto as a carpenter where he met the love of his life, Karen Hevey. Following their wedding they moved to Vancouver, BC where he developed his skills as a high-end home builder and renovator. They lived in a variety of communities on the BC coast including Surrey, Mission (where their son was born) and Squamish, before settling in Lac le Jeune where they lived for the past nine years. In his work, Jack was highly respected for his quality workmanship, creativity, honesty and integrity. He was loved and will be remembered by friends and neighbours for his kindness to all, generosity, his keen sense of humour and eagerness to come to the aid of neighbours and total strangers. Jack enjoyed a deep love of the outdoors, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and fun times with family and friends around the bonfires. Jack will be dearly missed by his loving wife Karen, his son Spencer, daughter Jaimie, his brothers Kenneth (Doris), Carmen (Janet), Harold (Francis), Billy (Cherl), Clayton, David (Sue), Paul (Tina), Danny (Tammy), Darren (Lois), his sisters Frida (Lawrence), Gertrude, Doreen and Yvonne. He will also be sadly missed by brothers-in-law Mike Hevey (Rhonda) and Bob Hevey (Lesleigh) and sisters-in-law Lynn (Doug) and Yvonne as well as numerous neices and nephews. Jack was pre-deceased by his parents Gordon and Myrtle Morash and brothers Walter and Raymond. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2019. Deeply loved, Jack will be dearly missed.

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Gizella Ugrai

May 18, 1929 – February 16, 2019 Gizella was born in Hungary in 1929 and died peacefully on February 16, 2019 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops at the age of 89. She was surrounded by her family. She is survived by her three daughters Elizabeth (Wilm), Gizella (Markos), Tereza (Markos), her grandchildren Melissa, Kim and Sara in Kamloops. Greatgrandchildren Bradly, Luke, Colten and Landon in Kamloops and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Hungary. Gizella came to Canada in 1956. She loved crocheting and her passion was gardening. She loved flowers especially roses. She was also famous for her cooking that she loved to do. She will be truly missed, we loved her so much. The family would like to thank Kamloops Hospice for all their wonderful help. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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David George Thompson

March 29, 1943 – February 23, 2019

We would like to announce the passing of David George Thompson. A true light and kind person who will truly be missed. David passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital on February 9, 2019 at the age of 47.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Dennis Karpiak on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Robin, sons Scott (Rebecca) and Andrew (Cassandra) and four wonderful grandchildren – Rosey, Portia, Holter and Heath. Dennis was born in Dauphin, Manitoba and raised in Oshawa, Ontario. He graduated as an Ontario Scholar and attended Medical School at the University of Toronto. He completed his fellowships in Internal Medicine and Respirology at the University of Alberta. He met his wife Robin while working in the ICU at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. They moved to Kamloops in 1975 where Dennis spent 35 years practicing Cardio-Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Dennis was also instrumental in establishing the School of Respiratory Therapy at TRU. Dennis gave his heart and soul to treating the health of his fellow Kamloops residents. His dedication to his job cost him his health when he contracted Hepatitis C. With the extraordinary gift of life through organ donation, he was able to live another 12 years. Dennis was highly respected for his medical knowledge and professionalism, had a great sense of humour and was always good for a soundbite when the local media needed an opinion. Dennis’ efforts touched the lives of many and made this small part of the world a better place. Dennis had a passion for travelling, cars, fishing and gardening. He won numerous awards over the years for his gardens and always had a project on the go. Dennis is preceded by his brother Ken, parents Anastasia (Nell) and Michael. The Karpiak family would like to thank the medical team at RIH for taking such good care of Dennis in his final days … he would have been proud of you all. Dennis was a longtime supporter of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation and if desired, friends may make memorial donations to the RIH Foundation on the behalf of the “Karpiak Family”. Alternately, the gift of life through organ donation should be considered by all. No services will be held at this time as per Dennis’ request. Deeply loved and respected, he will be greatly missed. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Beloved son of Eileen Newell and Charles Robert (Bob) Thompson (deceased). Brother to Joyce-Ann Fortin and Uncle to niece Ashley Fortin. We would like to thank all the caregivers and friends who have encouraged David in his walk. A friend to all he encountered and encouraged with his kind spirit. Cremation has taken place and a memorial to celebrate his life will be held later. Donations would be appreciated and can be made to Royal Inland Hospital in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to the family at (250) 377-8225

Orville Boardman It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Orv (Orville Victor) Boardman, age 91, on February 13, 2019. Orville is survived by his son Gary (Sherry) Boardman, his sonin-law Allan McCurrach, three grandchildren Jeff (Airefyl), Leslie (Neal), Kate (Fraser) and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Joan, daughter Beryle and grandson Shawn. Above all, he loved his family and was loved back. Orv was a son of the Prairies - born in Brandon, Manitoba; then moved to Winnipeg, Lethbridge and Richmond where he finished a long career at Air Canada. He and Joan then took up ranching and were owners of Cool Creek Farm near Whitecroft. Orv loved the ranch, skiing Sun Peaks, and the friends he made there; enjoying all that nature and the outdoors offered. He often spoke of those years as his best. Orville eventually retired in his 80s and moved to Kamloops where he took residence at Berwick on the Park. There, Orv kept up his lifelong goal to be physically active and felt fortunate to have made many friends. Our thanks to his friends, doctors, nurses and caregivers for the personal support in his final weeks. Orv’s life story was one of experiences, of accomplishments, and of love for friends and family. His wish was that there would be no formal memorial. Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Malcolm Fraser Mason Malcolm Fraser Mason passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on February 26, 2019, at 83 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Donna, three daughters Marilyn Jules, Holly Cleveland and Terri Mason and four grandchildren, Tyler, Julie, Ryan Cleveland and Finlay Mason. Malcolm was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, on October 3, 1935 and set out to conquer the world at 14 years of age. He worked as a dishwasher, mining chemist, and airline manufacture purchasing agent among many other jobs, when he met his wife at the University of California at Long Beach. He focused his studies on special education and upon graduation he and his wife travelled to Canada to take up teaching in Burns Lake, BC. He eventually moved to Kamloops to continue his teaching career and on retirement started a leather craft hobby that has continued for the last 19 years. Many people who bought his leather goods praised their lasting ability and came back to buy more. Malcolm was a good man who loved to share gifts with his grandchildren and others, preferring to give rather than receive. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him well. Please join us for a Celebration of Life from 1-3pm on April 13, 2019 at our home in Brocklehurst. All who knew him are welcome to stop in for light refreshments and to share their memories of this good man. For further information contact Condolences may be expressed to the family from


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