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Advocates for SD73 — a group formed by members of the district and school parent advisory councils — rallied on Friday at Valleyview secondary in a bid to bring attention to the need for capital funding in the Kamloops-Thompson school district. An overcrowded Valleyview secondary has been listed by the school district as the No. 1

capital funding priority, with an expansion pegged at an estimated $24 million. The Ministry of Education is expected to make an announcement soon on the district’s Valleyview request. Next on the school district’s capital projects list is an expansion at Westmount elementary at a cost of $8 million, the construction of an elementary school in Pineview Valley at an estimated cost of $18 million,

and expansion and renovation at South Kamloops secondary, one of the oldest buildings in the district. The school eventually needs to be replaced (at a current cost of more than $50 million), but additional classrooms and a new gymnasium is pegged at about $20 million. Advocates for SD73 has an eight-member executive committee, with 795 members on Facebook.

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As cannabis revenue projections decrease, B.C.’s finance minister is taking a wait-and-see approach in determining how much money municipalities could see as a result of the new legal industry. Based on Ministry of Finance projections and the call by municipalities for 40 per cent of tax revenue the province gets from Ottawa (based on a 75/25 per cent province/federal government cannabis tax revenue split), municipalities would share little more than $9 million per year over the next three years. “We’re having very good conversations with UBCM [Union of BC Municipalities] and I think it really is just a matter of waiting until we see the revenue coming in, until we have a few months of operation, and then coming back to those conversations about who has what responsibilities, who is taking on what roles and what are the costs in that,�

Finance Minister Carole James told KTW. “Making sure we do that based on fact.� Initial projections forecast $50 million coming to the province in the 2018-2019 fiscal year (which ends on March 31) as a result of the federal excise tax that gives provinces 75 per cent of cannabis tax revenue and the federal government the remaining quarter. However, B.C.’s finance ministry revealed after the budget was released in February updated projections of $68 million over the next three years. In a statement to KTW, the ministry said: “It’s important to recognize that the B.C. government does not expect to generate substantial net revenues from legalization as expenses currently surpass potential revenue.� James said the decreased projection is due to the federal government’s delay of 3.5 months in legalizing cannabis. Cannabis was legalized on Oct. 17, but July 1 was the initial target date.

 

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people. Kallusky, a care aide from Overlander Residential Care, said last fall’s funding has made his job less stressful, noting he has fewer people to look after than before and set hours. He said there were about 15 people at Overlander who received new positions. When Kalusky was a casual worker, he would only get called in when someone was sick or burned out. The health ministry estimates approximately 1,500 new full-time equivalent positions will be added in B.C. by the end of the three-year

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battle in the courts,” Dix said. Additionally, he said Ontario’s system has resulted in a 91 per cent vaccination rate, which he said falls short of a 95 per cent goal. “So they’re not there yet even with that. It doesn’t just require laws or systems or mandatory registration,” Dix said. “Those things will help, but they’re not sufficient. We also have to, I think, do a better job of engaging with people and getting people immunized.” He said there has not been a single case of measles reported this year in Interior Health, noting a “dramatic increase” — more than 100 per cent in children and more than 150 per cent overall — in immunization rates this year.

“Which tells you that people are getting information and getting immunized,” Dix said, Asked if children not immunized can be prohibited from attending public and private schools, Dix said that would require denying children access to education, noting “no jurisdiction in Canada does that.” Asked if that would be illegal, he replied: “That would be determined in the courts.” Dix said the government’s plan for a mandatory provincial registry of immunization comes via recommendation of medical experts and health authorities. “It allows us to ensure that everybody understands that their child is immunized and everyone at the school understands what children are immunized,” Dix said. “And it allows us to talk to people who aren’t and to promote that. That’s what we’re going to do and that’s what we plan to do.”


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Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian had a message for B.C.’s health minister on Friday afternoon when he called for provincial changes to solving the opioid crisis: “We are losing this war.” During a question-and-answer period with Health Minister Adrian Dix at a Kamloops Chamber of Commerce luncheon talk on health care, Christian labelled “unacceptable” the deaths of 48 city residents last year due to illicit overdoses. The deaths are part of what provincial health authorities have deemed a heath-care crisis, with fentanyl contaminating the illicit drug supply. Christian also noted the recent spate of drugrelated crime in Kamloops and called for changes from the provincial health officer and ministries of health and mental-health and addictions. He asked specifically how $30 million in funding allocated to mental health and addictions in the B.C. budget will be allocated. “Are you going to look at a different way in terms of our approach to the opioid crisis?”

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he asked the minister. Dix said public thinking on addictions issues over the last decade has been “ahead of the institutions.” He cited former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who campaigned against safeinjection sites. Dix said B.C.’s mental-health and addictions minister, Judy Darcy, is “expanding the range of treatment and opportunities.” However, no local commitments were made. A story published recently in the Globe and Mail noted B.C.’s health officer wants to create a provincewide plan in which using or possessing small amounts of illicit drugs won’t result in criminal penalties, with addiction being treated as a health issue. Asked by KTW if he is in favour of illicit drug decriminalization, Dix would not go that far. He said the government has to work within the legal means available, noting some of those issues are federal. However, he said the debate surrounding decriminalization has changed. “I’m in favour of taking all the actions we need to take to deal with the opioid crisis,” Dix said.

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James also pointed to delays that resulted from municipal elections, which were held on Oct. 20, three days after legalization. “That meant that the revenue expectations had to be adjusted for this year,” James said. “And I think that’s really what you’re seeing. Now you’re starting to see licences approved, you’re starting to see stores open, but that’s taken some time, again, to get councils into place and to get those processes going in communities.” Meanwhile, local governments await word on their slice of the pie. The UBCM has called for 40 per cent of what the province receives from the federal government. UBCM president and Kamloops Coun. Arjun Singh called it a “principled” request that would cover costs incurred by municipalities and more. He cited business licensing, zoning and policing as local government costs,

noting rural areas in the province have hired staff. Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian has been calling for a share of revenues to cover city costs in adjudicating cannabis licence applications. The city’s property-use inspector, Dave Jones, estimated costs so far by the City of Kamloops amount to about $150,000, due primarily to staff time. “The fact of the matter is that local governments all across the province are incurring real costs,” Singh said, noting the province also receives provincial sales tax from cannabis. It remains unclear whether First Nations and municipalities that do not allow cannabis sales would be included in a revenuesharing agreement, The UBCM was hoping for an agreement prior to the release of last month’s budget. Singh said members want certainty before edibles are intro-

duced into the equation this summer. James said the province has had some “very good discussions” with the UBCM, which will continue as the province awaits more information and monitors the situation in the coming year. “We need to do two things,” she said. “One, we need to ensure that we know on a consistent basis what we expect the revenue to be. And then the second piece, of course, will be to determine who is responsible for what? “To ensure that we have a clear understanding of what supports that municipalities are taking on and what additional supports the provincial government is taking on to determine if there is going to be revenue-sharing, what that looks like.” Provincial costs for cannabis legalization include the new Community Safety Unit, public education and regulation of the medical cannabis retail system.


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Western Canada Theatre was in Sagebrush Theatre in advance of debuting its latest production Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story when one of its staffers noticed a crack in one of the roof trusses. Following the discovery, the building was closed as a safety precaution and the theatre company immediately moved its production to the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre. Kamloops This Week looked into inspections of the busy local theatre and whether the structural issue deemed to be a safety concern could have been caught earlier. SD73 facilities manager Art McDonald told KTW the school district, which owns with the City of Kamloops the 685-seat theatre at 1300 Ninth Ave., maintains and upkeeps its buildings as required. Preventive maintenance, for example, is conducted on heating and cooling systems. However, there is no formal inspection process. “It’s more sort of when things are noticed,” McDonald said. He said Western Canada Theatre, which manages the facility’s bookings, is in the building “all the time” to notice potential issues, as was the case when WCT spotted the cracked roof truss. The same applies for other SD73 buildings and McDonald noted the school district has a lot of

buildings to look after. “We have groups in these buildings and they notice things and that’s our system,” he said. “Similar at the schools. When custodians and staff notice things and our staff are out doing work, they’ll look around.” City of Kamloops development director Marvin Kwiatkowski said inspections are not required of existing buildings, even if they are accessed by the general public. Instead, building owners conduct their own due diligence, he said, noting large organizations generally have checks in place. Kamloops Fire Rescue conducts annual health and safety inspections, but structural issues are not addressed at that time. KFR inspections cover items like lighting, exit lighting, access, egress and life safety. “Large organizations have programs in place,” Kwiatkowski said. “The school district would probably do checks and maintenance. We do that with our bridges, right? We do that with our buildings, generally, and our bridges. We have an inspection done. “So that’s kind of how it works. It’s the owner that would be responsible.” McDonald said it is “hard to say” whether the crack could have been caught earlier had the building been inspected. “I don’t know that an inspection would have caught it any quicker,” he said.

The Sagebrush Theatre, connected to South Kamloops secondary on Ninth Avenue in South Kamloops, remains closed after a crack was found in a roof truss. At left, Western Canada Theatre technical director Brad Leavitt inspects the inside ceiling structure directly above the left side seating area in the busy theatre. DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW

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s the SNC-Lavalin affair continues, many are calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s resignation. Last week, former justice minister Jody WilsonRaybould said she had come under pressure from Trudeau, his senior staff and others to halt a criminal prosecution against the Montreal-based engineering firm. She said that from September to December, 2018, she was pressured to interfere with the investigation. Her statements are deeply concerning and deserve further investigation. Canadians need to know whether the federal government interfered in this matter. In a democracy, the elected leadership and those working within government must be held to a high ethical standard at all times. Nothing less is acceptable. When a prime minister or another member of the government is said to have “lost the moral authority to govern,” as Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and others have said, the statements speak to the high value placed on integrity. However, calls for Trudeau’s resignation are premature. The matter must first be investigated. At this point, Wilson-Raybould’s comments are raising some valid concerns. Her testimony led this week to the resignation from cabinet of Treasury Board president Jane Philpott. Yes, Wilson-Raybould’s statements need to be examined carefully, but so, too, must the words of former Trudeau chief of staff Gerald Butts,, who is scheduled to testify before the justice committee on Wednesday, and others. Once an investigation has been concluded and evidence has been weighed, appropriate actions should be taken. To make calls for Trudeau’s resignation at this stage is to skip an essential part of the process. The matter must be examined before appropriate action can be taken.

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hile the start of the next school year seems a long way off, the time is now for students in grades 9, 10, or 11 to take ownership of their learning and personal growth. The new graduation program, as well as an innovative revised curriculum, will benefit students entering their final years of school as secondary schools throughout the district will be offering new courses. The principle at the centre of the revised curriculum is on our youth becoming educated citizens, balancing intellectual, human and social development with career development. This means the program’s focus will continue to be on students developing foundation skills like reading, writing and math, while helping them build a range of other competencies that employers and post-secondary institutions are looking for, such as creative, analytical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. But what really changes? There is a new career life program featuring two courses, or eight credits, of career education, including 30 hours of career experience and a capstone project that replaces planning 10 and graduation transitions 12. These new career education courses will give students more opportunities to explore career pathways and develop the skills needed to manage career and life transitions — all the better to prepare students in their final years of

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secondary school for the future. The graduation program aligns with the revised curriculum, designed to be more learnerfocused and flexible, with an emphasis on big ideas, core competencies and learning standards. Changes in curriculum are introduced every 10 to 15 years or so, but this is the first time the K-12 curriculum ensures Indigenous knowledge and perspectives are woven throughout all grades and areas of learning. New Indigenousfocused courses will be offered starting in September, including contemporary Indigenous studies 12 and B.C. First Peoples 12. Other changes include expanded course options in each subject area and more flexibility in how those courses can be accessed. For example, social studies could include Asian studies, genocide studies or human geography that could be in a local classroom or online. In addition to providing more options, the courses will be designed to allow different teaching methods and to be accessible

to all students. For now, students in grades 10 to 12 will continue to receive report cards with letter grades and percentages for all courses, and still be required to complete at least 80 credits for graduation. Students will take three new mandatory provincial graduation assessments; numeracy 10, literacy 10 and literacy 12. Numeracy 10 was implemented this year, literacy 10 takes place this September, with literacy 12 set for September 2020. The results will be reported as standalone items on transcripts and will replace previous provincial examinations. These are not English or math exams; they will instead evaluate essential numeracy and literacy abilities developed across many areas of learning and grades, rather than content knowledge from one particular course. Students will be able to write the assessments more than once and will be rated on the new provincial assessment proficiency scale: emerging, developing, proficient and extending. Like school districts throughout the province, SD73 will have completed B.C.’s K-12 curriculum redesign implementation this September. Students in grades 11 and 12 will join K-10 students who are already reaping the benefits of the changes. The revised K-9 curriculum was implemented in September 2016, followed by Grade 10 in September 2018. Cara McKelvey (Savona-Logan Lake) is a SD73 trustee. She can be reached at cmckelvey@sd73.bc.ca. To comment on this column, email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.


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NIGHT MEETINGS WORTHY IDEA CURSE CARBON TAX Editor: Will B.C. taxpayers finally wake up? The provincial governments have transferred the outcomes of their longtime frauds and scandals to ordinary taxpayers, be they ever-increasing rates at ICBC and BC Hydro or money laundering. There are also all sorts of taxes, of which No. 1 is rising carbon tax. The ordinary public does not have another choice of transportation, unless one wants to get from Vancouver to Kamloops on a bike. Public transportation is insufficient, so we have to take a car, fill it with gasoline and pay the carbon tax. There is no other choice. Why isn’t the money collected from carbon tax being invested in more buses for community transportation for our streets and roads so we can leave our cars at home? Why is the money not invested in real green energy, like solar panels, wind turbines, etc.? We wouldn’t have to use so much electricity from corrupt BC Hydro. Why are solar panels still so expensive? Add into the mix summer wildfires, harmful and wasteful controlled burning, pipelines, mines and dams. Why is idling — another big pollution creator — still allowed? All of the above can be changed by government, not ordinary citizens, yet we are forced to pay carbon tax into the provincial government’s general revenue. Only some of it is going to where it should. Nothing being done to stop us from speeding toward disaster. Nothing is changing except the climate. Vera Durst Logan Lake

Editor: Re: KTW’s story of Feb. 27 regarding Kamloops Coun. Dale Bass’s push for night council meetings (‘Will the sun set on Kamloops council meetings?’): Council currently meets at an inconvenient time of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. This meeting time restricts the attendance of myself and many other Kamloopsians. The claim by some councillors that poor attendance at afternoon meetings is a reason to not move to evening meetings is hollow. Council meetings need to be more

accessible. Councilors must commit to doing everything possible to encourage and facilitate public involvement. I believe evening meetings will provide for better engagement opportunities and increased accountability. With council reorganizing its committees, would it also be timely to re-organize council meetings? Fred Benallick Kamloops Editor: Thanks to Coun. Dale Bass for putting forward the idea of having evening public

meetings for council. Here is a suggestion, especially for such things as zoning hearings at which a city staffer or the spouse of a city staffer is the applicant. Please, please, please don’t allow any voting member to have a spouse and offspring come into council chambers and meet the applicant before the public meeting begins. Not only would this be in poor taste, but it would also be extremely insulting to members of the public who might witness such a thing taking place. John Noakes Kamloops

THANK YOU FOR THE LETTER BONANZA, KTW Editor: Very seldom do I read Kamloops This Week’s letters to the editor page and agree with every missive. In the Feb. 27 edition, the letter from Desiree MaherSchley (‘Righting 450-year-old wrong’) certainly hit the nail on the head with her comments on the lack of teaching on the theft of Indigenous rights because we still use the colonists’ doctrine of Terra Nullius (unoccupied land). It

was put in motion by papal bull around 1450 and continued by every greedy, landhungry Christian nation since then. Truth and Reconciliation can only be gained by exposing this doctrine as untrue and irreconcilable. It must be included in school curricula so future citizens are aware of the legitimacy of First Nations’ land claims. I wish I had written that letter.

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Then, just below was a letter from Mac Gordon (‘Let’s turn the slough into an outdoor pool’), which was a very thoughtful, low-cost, lowmaintenance idea that would keep residents swimming in the summer and skating in the winter by using river energy to fill and empty. I wish I had thought of that. To the left of those letters was a well-written summary of Western Canada Theatre’s

Editor: I support KTW’s decision to remove comments on stories on its website.The negativity will not be missed. Thank you. Pat Kaatz Kamloops

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production of Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story. My daughters had waxed eloquent over this play a couple of days ago, but procrastination hit me again and we missed this musical delight. I wish I had seen it. A lot of wishes and not much action. I wish to thank the editor for almost an entire page of engaging letters. Ian MacKenzie Kamloops

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Both murder suspects arrested GORDIE BRAATEN, HUGH MCINTOSH ARE CHARGED WITH MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER ON CONNECTION WITH FEB. 15 SHOOTINGS KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops Mounties have captured both men wanted in connection with a gang-related murder in Brocklehurst last month. Gordie Wayne Braaten, 35, was arrested on Monday afternoon at a home on Cree Drive on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve. Braaten, along with Hugh Alexander McIntosh — who was arrested last week in Langley — have been charged with firstdegree murder and attempted murder in connection with the Feb. 15 shooting death of 39-year-old

Glover and the shooting of 50-year-old Kelly Callfas, who was hospitalized with injuries. The shootings took place in a home in the 1900-block of Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst, with police saying both suspects and victims are involved in the city’s drug trade. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said an ongoing investigation led police to Braaten’s location on Cree Drive, where he was arrested without incident. Uniformed Mounties and members of the Southeast District emergency response team responded to the

scene and the road was closed as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Police issued an update about 90 minutes later that they had Braaten in custody. “Braaten was believed to be armed and dangerous, so the Southeast District emergency response team was called in to assist,” Shelkie said. Braaten made his first appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday and was ordered to remain in custody until at least March 11. Braaten’s lawyer, Jeremy Jensen, said his client intends to seek bail as soon as possible.

Sahali 7-Eleven robbed Another knife-wielding robbery has Kamloops Mounties asking for help a month after a rash of heists in the downtown core. Police say a man robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store on Summit Drive in Sahali on Monday at 2 a.m. He entered the store brandishing a knife, had the clerk open the cash register and took the cash before fleeing westbound on foot, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said. The clerk was not injured. The suspect is white and was wearing a brown jacket, red shirt, blue jeans, a black and white bandana, black gloves and running shoes. The same store was also robbed on Jan. 8, but police have no evidence linking this suspect to the previous robbery or to any of the any other robberies that have occurred over the past month. Robberies involving knife-wielding bandits were also reported to police from Moviemart on Jan. 9 and 19,

Still image of the man who robbed the 7-Eleven on Summit Drive on March 4.

Whispers on Jan. 20 and McCleaners on Jan. 28. Police have no suspects in any of those robberies. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.


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May says Greens will gain seats in election FEDERAL GREEN LEADER ELIZABETH MAY HELD TOWN HALL IN KAMLOOPS ON MONDAY NIGHT Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May addresses supporters at St. Andrews on the Square on Monday night. “I think the Green campaign in 2019 may well have a theme about let’s restore, to the citizens of a country, the allegiance of their government,” May said. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW

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Elizabeth May believes the current political climate is suited for the federal Green party to make gains in the fall election. The party leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands is confident she won’t remain the lone Green elected once ballots are counted on Oct. 21. Citing the absence of a polarizing politician like former Conservative leader Stephen Harper, the SNC-Lavalin scandal surrounding the governing Liberals and Max Bernier’s fledgling People’s Party likely to divide the Conservative vote, May said Canadians can have confidence choosing who they want as opposed to voting strategically — an issue she believes hurt the party in the 2015 election. “This is an election where people can breathe easily knowing that with five parties

nationally — and six, including the Bloc Quebecois — we’re very likely to have a minority Parliament, and in that Parliament, the most powerful and effective MPs are the ones that are good at co-operation,” she said. May visited the city on Monday night,

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In response, May said the Greens won’t drop the proportional representation issue and that she would also like to see a federal environmental bill of rights similar to Ontario’s. May also noted Alberta has the country’s best potential for

solar and wind energy and said the Greens would propose a timeline of 2025 to repeal the Indian Act and consult with First Nations as to their preferred government model. Asked by KTW what she took away from the night, May noted the concerns she heard about large corporations receiving favouritism and deals from governments. “I think the Green campaign in 2019 may well have a theme about let’s restore, to the citizens of a country, the allegiance of their government,” May said. Support for the federal Greens has waned in the Kamloops-

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Thompson-Cariboo riding in recent elections. Donovan Cavers, the federal Green candidate in 2008, pulled in eight per cent of the vote, then five per cent in 2011. In 2015, Matt Greenwood garnered 3.5 per cent of the vote. Asked how the Green Party of Canada can make gains in the Kamloops riding in 2019, May noted the support Green candidates received in the 2017 provincial elections — when Dan Hines and Cavers each received about 20 per cent of the vote — as a sign of progress. “That’s a big statement of 20 per cent of a popular vote for Greens in Kamloops. We’ll see how we do in the federal election,” she said. “We’re feeling optimistic about electing Greens in many parts of Canada.” The two parties share the same name and ideology, but are not directly affiliated.

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Innovative ideas to help aid the impending wildfire season are being evaluated by the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) in Kamloops at a symposium this week. Vendors from more than 30 Canadian and international companies are making presentations at the BCWS office on Airport Road until this Friday. Explaining how their technology and services could help fight the fires that have been so destructive in B.C. the past two years. One of those companies is Aerochek Systems, which will demonstrate its Water Dome system on Wednesday afternoon. In the event of a passing wildfire, the automated wildfire suppression system coats a home in water from sprinklers located on the roof, eaves and the ground, which are triggered by heat sensors. “If people have to evacuate their house they can arm the system, leave the house and if the fire encroaches … it will start the whole system up and cause the house to get sprinkled with a dome of water, so henceforth [we called it] Water Dome,” said Aerochek president Glenn Berlow. Water Dome has a 1,000-gallon water tank and backup power supply to ensure the system will still work in the event water and power supplies are cut off due to the fire. Those features also enable the product to protect structures in

places those services are unavailable. Berlow said there are three ways a fire burns down a home — radiant heat, direct flames or via flying embers, which Water Dome’s misty fog can keep at bay. The system, Berlow estimated, could cost about $5,000 if he can install the units in bulk. During his presentation, Berlow plans to push for the government to offer a grant to incentivize homeowners interested in Water Dome. “Right now, we’re trying to get them to help us with some research to help standardize and possibly certify the product to a certain degree,” he said. Aerochek has been developing the product for the past 18 months, he said. Dawn Makarowski, public affairs officer for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, told KTW the symposium will enable BCWS to examine proposals that might assist with wildfire preparedness, response and recovery. BCWS will then decide which ideas merit further discussion, demonstrations or field testing. The recorded wildfire season in B.C. runs from April 1 to October each year. The 2018 and 2017 seasons were the worst on record in terms of hectares burned and budget costs. “I think they’re trying to shake some ideas out of the woodwork and see if there’s anything they can add to their set of resources,” said Berlow.

West Victoria road project could take up to two years JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

The city is one step closer to starting a major road reconstruction project on West Victoria Street. Kamloops general contractor Extreme Excavating Ltd. has been awarded the $13-million contract to replace aging infrastructure (water, sanitary and storm), reconstruct the road, improve pedestrian safety and beautify the area with landscaping and lighting. The project is expected to begin in April and could wrap up as early as fall 2020. The city previously told KTW, however, the project could take up to two years. City staff said they will work to minimize impacts on business owners, commuters and residents, but they are pre-emptively warning about delays and congestion.

“Proactive and transparent communication with the public, as well as the businesses on Victoria Street West, will be a primary objective for this project,” City of Kamloops civic operations director Jen Fretz said in a press release. “Significant traffic delays should be expected, but the city will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction and access to businesses throughout the duration of the project.” A public drop-in information session related to the project will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. The contractor and city staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. For more information, go online to letstalk.kamloops.ca.


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Kamloops council approves 15th cannabis store application LATEST SHOP GIVEN THE NOD UNANIMOUSLY DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM OWNER OF NEARBY DANCE STUDIO JESSICA WALLACE

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Kamloops council has approved an application to open a cannabis store in a Valleyview strip mall, despite the objection of a nearby business owner. Kamloops Dance Academy owner Sandi Lewis and multiple dance studio parents opposed the application on the grounds the business serves children, as do schools, near which cannabis shops are prohibited. Lewis described to city council uncertainty about the impacts of private stores in the community, despite having visited the government store in Sahali. “I’m looking out for the children,” she said. “I’m looking out for myself.” The applicant, Michael Koehn, co-founded the Welcome Back Clinic downtown and owns the CannSolve Clinic, a medical cannabis centre in Sahali. He told KTW he plans to move that centre to Valleyview alongside the cannabis store at 2121 East TransCanada Hwy. He sympathized with concerns of the dance studio owner and pledged to be a good neighbour In a letter to council, Lewis noted city regulations restrict can-

nabis stores from being within 150 metres if a school. Lewis said her studio serves more than 300 students, primarily young children. “I don’t feel that my facility is any different from an elementary school,” Lewis wrote, noting she would neither want a liquor store beside the studio. Despite her opposition, council voted unanimously to approve the application, with Coun. Denis Walsh recusing himself due to a conflict of interest as he is pursuing opening a cannabis store downtown. Coun. Kathy Sinclair called Koehn a “person of integrity” in the community, while Coun. Mike O’Reilly said the city should not set up rules and then change its mind. “It’s not our job to be moving the goal posts,” he said. Mayor Ken Christian said he supported the application because the applicant clearly intended to be a good neighbour and the city has recourse through its good neighbour agreement to hold them to account. Christian said it would be more harmful to have a fast-food restaurant next door to the dance studio than a cannabis store and that it would provide parents an opportunity to discuss cannabis, which is now legal.

He added that fewer empty storefonts would help combat the issue of vagrancy in the community. “I am going to support this application and I wish them every success,” Christian said. City of Kamloops property use inspector Dave Jones said the city cited P-3 properties specifically in its zoning bylaw in order to prevent confusion over what constitutes a “school.” The proposed location is in a Valleyview strip mall, zoned C-5 shopping centre commercial. Jones said stigma continues around negative impacts of cannabis stores, but noted regulations are in place to prevent issues. He said provincial rules limiting advertising. Additionally, the city ties business licences to a good neighbour agreement. This was the 16th application to come before city council, with 14 previously approved at the municipal level. Council denied its first cannabis store application last month at 6-685 Tranquille Rd. on the North Shore, following opposition from the Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Metis organization, which raised concerns about impacts on clientele (youth and residential school survivors), crime in the area and parking.

Working away from council A Kamloops councillor says he is working hard behind the scenes to keep up with city issues when he misses council meetings due to provincial obligations. Arjun Singh missed his fourth regular council meeting of the term this week as he headed to Kimberley to train local government officials under his role as president of the Union of BC Municipalities. “It was always contemplated that I would miss meetings in this role and, again, it’s something I don’t enjoy having to do,” he told KTW. Singh was acclaimed to the

position last fall for a one-year term, which ends in September, after previously serving on the executive for five years, including as vice-president. He said the president’s role is particularly busy during this time of year, given the recent civic election, a four-year cycle when newly elected officials receive training through UBCM’s Local Government Leadership Academy. Singh said that will wrap up soon, but he is keeping up with his council duties in the meantime. “I’m making sure I’m reading the agendas, watching the tape after, sending information to

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SUGAR SHACK WEATHER

The Francophone Association’s annual Sugar Shack celebration was held on Saturday at Rainbow’s Roost in Westsyde. Line Dijkstra (left) poured warm maple syrup on the snow as she created maple candy sticks, while Michael Dijkstra (above) packed the snow that was used in making the tasty treat. ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW

Farewell to a frigid February THE COLD SPELL HAS BEEN LENGTHY, BUT THE WEATHER OFFICE IS ALLEGING A HIGH OF 11 C THIS WEEKEND

in February 2018, with 13.8 milspring as she expects temperalimetres last month compared tures to return to normal levels sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com to 51.9 millimetres measured a around the middle of March. year ago. Those normal levels are February 2019 will go Although it was the fiftharound 5 C, with a normal averdown as the city’s fifth-coldest coldest February on record, it’s age low of 0 C. Highs will be 11 C February on record. far from the No. 1 spot. on average. With an average temperature In 1936, the average temperaThe immediate outlook is of -8.6 C, Environment Canada ture in February was -15 C. not nearly as frigid as what meteorologist Carmen Hartt said Hartt also noted Kamloops Kamloops has experienced for last month featured temperadidn’t experience too many days more than a month. tures well below average. above zero last month. Typically, Environment Canada is callThe average low was -12.6 C February produces temperaing for periods of snow from and the average high was -4.6 C. tures above 0 C for 23 days of Wednesday through Friday, with Normally, February has an the month. Last month, only six highs of 2 C and lows of a relaaverage temperature of 0.1 C, days were above freezing. tively balmy -6 C expected. with an average low of -4 C and The reason why February has The weekend is forecast to an average high of 4.3 C. been so cold is rather simple — be sunny and warmer, with the In February 2018, numbers once the cold air moved in, it daily highs predicted to be 5 C were closer to normal levels, but didn’t really go anywhere. on Saturday and 10 C on Sunday. still colder than average, with an “The upper weather pattern unny Shores Dental is very excited to welcome our newest dental hygienist and educator Then again, The Weather average temperature of -5.7 C, just hasn’t been moving that Network is not nearly as optimisColleen Brochu to join our newly renovated clinic. Colleen has much,” extensive in general an average high of -1.7 C and an Harttexperience said. “We’re stuck tic as itS isunny calling for sunshine onexcited Shores Dental is very dentistry as well as many years average workinglowwith dental as periodontist and oral of -9.6 C. specialists insuch this stagnant Arctic air mass.” the weekend amid highs Colleen Brochu to join of ouronly newly renova asand well 3asCmany years workin This past February also leftand friends Despite the freeze, Hartt said Saturday surgeon. She looks forward to welcoming new families looking for quality care.2 C on dentistry surgeon. She looks forward to welcom with less precipitation than fell Kamloops is in for a fairly mild on Sunday. SEAN BRADY

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PM responds to second resignation from cabinet JOAN BRYDEN

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped his insistence that his government has done nothing wrong in the SNC-Lavalin affair after a second cabinet minister in less than a month resigned on Monday. Treasury Board president Jane Philpott handed in her resignation, saying she has lost confidence in the way the government has dealt with criminal charges against the Montreal engineering giant. Her resignation came after former attorney general Jody WilsonRaybould resigned from

cabinet amid allegations the Prime Minister’s Office improperly pressured her to stop a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. At a rally on Monday night in Toronto, Trudeau did not repeat the same message he’s delivered since the controversy erupted a month ago, that no undue pressure was exerted, that the government was balancing its concern for the fate of 9,000 SNC-Lavalin employees with respect for the independence of the justice system. Rather, he adopted a more conciliatory tone that appeared to allow for the possibility a line may have been crossed.

“In a democracy like ours and in a space where we value our diversity so strongly, we’re allowed to have disagreements and debate,” Trudeau said. “We even encourage it. This matter has generated an important discussion. How democratic institutions, specifically the federal ministry and the staff and officials that support it, conduct themselves is critical and core to all of our principles. “Concerns of this nature must be taken very seriously and I can assure you that I am,’’ he added, saying he is “listening carefully to the various voices, testimonies and opinions’’ of

witnesses at the House of Commons justice committee. Trudeau went out of his way to thank Philpott for her service and praise her various accomplishments. He added that her decision to resign was not a surprise. “I know Ms. Philpott has felt this way for some time and, while I am disappointed, I understand her decision to step down,” he said. In her resignation letter to Trudeau, Philpott pointed out that a cabinet minister must be able to “speak in support of the government and its policies’’ at all times. “Given this convention and the current circumstances, it is unten-

able for me to continue to serve as a cabinet minister,’’ she wrote. Trudeau named Carla Qualtrough, the minister of public services and procurement, as the acting president of the Treasury Board. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Philpott’s resignation proves he was correct when he asserted last week that Trudeau has “lost the moral authority to govern.’’ “Today, a senior member of his inner circle has come to the same conclusion,’’ said Scheer, repeating his call for Trudeau to resign and for the RCMP to investigate. Scheer called on other cabinet minis-

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn’t associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests. Concerns about a potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism have persisted for two decades, since a controversial and ultimately retracted 1998 paper claimed there was a direct connection. Even though subsequent studies haven’t tied inoculation to autism, fear about the risk has weighed on parents so much in several communities across Europe and the U.S. that vaccination rates have been too low to prevent a spate of measles outbreaks. In the current study, researchers examined data on 657,461 children. During this time, 6,517 kids were diagnosed with autism. Kids who got the MMR vaccine were seven per cent less likely to develop autism than children who didn’t get vaccinated, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Parents should not skip the vaccine out of fear for autism,” said lead study author Dr. Anders Hviid of the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen. “The dangers of not vaccinating includes a resurgence in measles which we are seeing signs of today in the form of outbreaks,” Hviid said. Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be fatal.

It starts with a fever that can last a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose and pink eye. A rash develops on the face and neck, then spreads to the rest of the body. In severe cases, pneumonia and encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, can develop. People with measles can spread the virus for several days before and after the rash appears. The virus can live for up to two hours on surfaces where an infected person coughs or sneezes. People can become infected by breathing in droplets or touching a contaminated surface and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Just a five per cent reduction in vaccination coverage can triple measles cases in the community, researchers note. Researchers studied the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism in a nationwide cohort of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers from 1999 to 2010. They followed kids from age one through the end of August 2013. Overall, 95 per cent of the kids in the study got the vaccine. Children with autistic siblings were more than seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than kids without this family history, the study found.

Boys were four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls, the study found. And, children who had no childhood vaccinations were 17 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with autism than kids who did get recommended vaccinations. Early symptoms of autism can vary, but may include repetitive behaviours like hand flapping or body rocking, extreme resistance to changes in routine and sometimes aggression or self-injury. Behavioural, educational, speech and language therapy may help reduce the severity of autism symptoms in some children. The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how vaccines might cause autism. Another drawback is the potential for some kids to have undiagnosed autism before getting the MMR vaccine, which could make the MMR vaccine appear linked to autism when it really isn’t connected, the study authors note. It’s also possible that the onset of autism symptoms might lead parents to skip the vaccine. Still, the study adds to a large body of evidence showing that vaccines don’t cause autism, writes Dr. Saad Omer of Emory University in Atlanta, co-author of an accompanying editorial. “Any myth should be clearly labelled as such,” Omer writes. “Even in the face of substantial and increasing evidence against an MMR–autism association, the discussion around the potential link has contributed to vaccine hesitancy.”

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his call for a public inquiry into the affair.

WITNESS SOUGHT: HIT AND RUN collision between a red 2016 Toyota Rav 4, licence plate #177RVP, and a small white pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, at the intersection of East Trans-Canada Hwy and River Rd. in Kamloops, B.C., on JANUARY 19, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Both vehicles were heading eastbound. The truck REAR ENDED the Rav 4 as it was coming to a stop for a red light at the intersection. The truck fled the scene, running the red light. A high-speed chase ensued on the East Trans-Canada Hwy., but the truck got away when it turned onto Dallas Drive. A passenger in the Rav 4 is injured as a result of this accident. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR SAW THIS ACCIDENT OCCUR, PLEASE CONTACT JASMINE KOONER OF PRIDDLE LAW GROUP AT 250-434-8911 OR RECEPTION@PRIDDLELAW.CA.

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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW While the Kamloops Naturalist Club and Thompson Rivers University have teamed up to create Next Generation Naturalists, KTW photographer Allen Douglas has long been immersed in documenting the various aspects of nature in the Kamloops area, as can be seen in this photo of bohemian waxwings flying across a blue winter sky.

Program seeks to educate young naturalists JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

A new program aims to promote environmental leadership for generations to come in Kamloops. The Kamloops Naturalist Club and Thompson Rivers University have teamed up to offer Next Generation Naturalists, a program that begins next week that will provide leadership training and environmental education for free at the university to 35 people, ages 17 to 22. The program will begin on March 16. “We’re looking for applicants that have an interest in affecting positive environmental change in their community,” Kamloops Naturalist Club member Jesse Ritcey said. Kamloops was one of 10 communities to be selected

for a three-year grant totalling $227,500 from the Lawson Foundation, which invests in initiatives that promote healthy development of children and youth. In addition, Thompson Rivers University has agreed to provide free meeting space. “It’s going to be something that is unique for British Columbia,” Thompson Rivers University dean of science Tom Dickinson said. “There’s no such program in British Columbia and there’s only three of its kind in all of Canada.” Participating youth will be given the opportunity to travel through the region to connect with nature and conduct field work. In return, they will be expected to volunteer and share knowledge with the public. Ritcey said the group will participate in the Kamloops

Naturalist Club’s Lac du Bois cleanup and adopt-a-road initiatives. They will also be expected to engage with the public at events such as the city’s Green Living Expo (set for Sandman Centre on April 27) or the Kamloops Farmers’ Market downtown. The program will culminate with a hands-on restoration project, which has yet to be determined. “Our interest, and we have about a year to figure out where this might take place, would be to partner with the City of Kamloops on a project location,” Ritcey said. Dickinson suggested Daybreak Pond at the university could be a contender, due to its visibility. The Kamloops Naturalist Club launched in the early 1970s and has more than 200 members. To learn more, go online to kamloopsnaturalistclub.com/nextgen.

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WCT PHOTO Nathan Carroll starred as Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, a Western Canada Theatre co-production. About 4,000 people took in the play at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre.

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Having wrapped up its production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story last week, Western Canada Theatre artistic director James MacDonald said the community came together, noting the show was “fantastic.” About 4,000 people took in the play after the theatre company was forced at the last minute to move its production to the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre following the discovery of a roof truss crack

at Sagebrush Theatre, where it typically performs. “The audience is understanding in appreciation of needing to make the change and there’s been odd adjustments, adding two weekday matinees, so the audience response was fantastic,” MacDonald said. The show moved with three days’ notice (earlier than anticipated to fit the run into an already busy Coast schedule) up the hill to Aberdeen in what MacDonald called an “incredible logistical feat.” Dressing rooms were

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mances sold out. “The only downside for me is that we sold out the production in, of course, a 450seat venue instead of our 700-seat venue,” MacDonald said, noting WCT could have sold many more tickets. Western Canada Theatre’s next production — Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, which will run from March 28 to April 5 — will also be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre as repairs continue at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets and information are online at wctlive.ca.

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Thompson Rivers University is taking a year to re-evaluate its priorities. The post-secondary institution has launched a public consultation process to inform a new set of strategic priorities it aims to achieve within 10 years. Known as Envision TRU, the process will involve collecting feedback online and from in-person focus groups until February 2020. The new priorities are expected to be in place by March of next year. TRU president Brett Fairbairn, who is leading the process, told KTW he is keeping an open mind

and looking forward to hearing ideas. The project comes at a time TRU’s current strategic priorities — 5 Priorities for 5 Years — are ending after guiding the university since 2014. Those priorities called for increases in the areas of sustainability, entrepreneurial capacity, research capacity, intercultural understanding and student success. Fairbairn noted TRU receiving a platinum rating for environmental sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as an example of progress on those priorities. He said new priorities will build upon those five goals.

“Sometimes when you set long-range goals, you’re never completely done with them, but it is time to take a fresh look and come up with a fresh vision,” he said. Feedback is being sought from both the university community and Kamloops at large. “When it comes time for a university to reflect on its future, it’s good to gather a lot of people’s ideas,” he said, noting some residents are also alumni. Respondents will be asked to weigh in on broad topics and, after determining common themes, people will be asked to discuss more focused questions. More information on Envision TRU is available online at tru.ca/ envision.


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Nicholas Adams What piece of art did you buy? I bought Illuminating Wonders, by Kieran Outerbridge.

What organization(s) did you volunteer with to pay for your art? I volunteered with JABC, The Kamloops Arts Council and Pit Stop.

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What did you like best about your artwork? I like that it captures the excitement of discovery. Creating those experiences is at the core of most of my volunteer efforts, and I think this piece epitomizes that. It was created by a young person who has a passion for what he is doing and creates art with his family.

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I enjoyed mentoring young people with JABC, to gain skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. The Steminist program, in particular, was amazing, and I look forward to encouraging more youth in their entrepreneurial journey.

I liked that the format encourages working with groups that I have not worked with before. Strong relationships have been formed with other organizations I work with, most notably between JABC and Kamloops Makerspace. The Timeraiser also exposes people to what organizations are active in our community.

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Delta’s Cordo will be latest in city dining scene The restaurant is part of a rebranding of what was Hotel 540, slated to open next month as Delta Kamloops KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

In about a month, downtown Kamloops will be welcoming another new restaurant, as Cordo Resto + Bar will open in the refurbished Delta Kamloops. The hotel at 540 Victoria Street (previously known as Hotel 540) has been closed since Nov. 1 as an $8-million, four-month makeover began. When it opens in April, the Delta Kamloops will still be owned by the National Hospitality Group, but it will sport a brand new look, anchored by Cordo, which will replace the former Blue Dining + Lounge. “The elements of Cordo will appeal to the savvy business traveller, couples and families on the go and those looking to enjoy a delectable, locally inspired meal set within a relaxed and inviting, yet intimately sophisticated atmosphere” said Delta Kamloops general manager Bryan Pilbeam. Cordo will feature a contemporary 90-seat restaurant with expansive windows overlooking Victoria Street, a 25-seat wine bar, a grab-and-go nook serving Starbucks coffee, breakfast and lunch offerings and a private dining room that can seat up to 25 guests and features a fireplace surrounded by natural rock, large light-emitting windows, black-framed French doors and a 70-inch flat-screen TV for displaying presentations, photos, videos and more. Carla Donnelly, the hotel’s director of food and beverage, said Cordo will combine classic cooking techniques with a modern approach incorporating fresh herbs, local produce, regional wines and house-made bitters and infused syrups within cocktails. She said customers can expect to see the use of custom-milled woods, natural leathers and black metal accents throughout the restaurant along with the inclusion

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Hotel 540 at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue will re-open in April as Delta Kamloops. Part of the new look will be Cordo, a restaurant on the Victoria Street side of the hotel. Hotel 540 closed for renovations in November.

of unique art pieces that celebrate the surrounding region. Meanwhile, work continues that will see a more open lobby, with many walls being removed. The rooms above will have updated amenities, including new tile floors, new washrooms, 55-inch TVs and dreamcatchers made by Kamloops artists hanging above the beds.

Part of the renovation will be the creation of a feature suite from a board room on the fifth floor, bumping the total number of rooms from 150 to 151. The renovation will not include making changes to the rooftop pool, fitness centre or conference rooms. The hotel last underwent a renovation in 2010 when it converted

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ture a glass front and LEED Gold design and will include underground parking. Last summer, the company completed another renovation on that block, converting the former Lake City Casino building adjacent to the hotel into the new home of KPMG. The casino vacated the space at 560 Victoria St. in 2015 and moved to Aberdeen.

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“Overall inventory is up 2.5 per cent, but we see that number decreasing because of the lack of new listings,” Quinton said. The average home sale price in February was $422,573, compared to $376,217 the same month in 2018 — an increase of more than 10 per cent and exceeding economic forecasts for the area, Quinton said.

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Brocklehurst was the busiest in terms of real estate transactions last month, with 24 sales, followed by Sahali with 19 and Aberdeen with 17. Six homes sold for $1 million or more in February — a number Quinton said is high. “That’s more higher priced homes than we normally see sold in a month,” he said. Quinton said Kamloops is sitting in a good position. “We’re below where we’ve been the last couple of years, but we’re still trending well above the 10-year average,” he said, noting the city is moving into record price territory. According to Quinton, Kamloops will likely avoid a dip like those seen in other parts of B.C. “We’re seeing a big influx of people coming from the Lower Mainland,” he said. “That’s certainly keeping the market active in Kamloops.”

Ebus adds Alberta-based Ebus now has three departures, up from two, on Fridays and Sundays between Kamloops and Vancouver. The additional buses leave Kamloops at noon both days and depart from Vancouver at 6 p.m. Ebus departs from Sahali Mall. Ebus’ website is myebus.ca.


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The North Shore Business Improvement Association will be asking its members for more money in the coming years as it works to create a more reliable stream of funding to run the organization. The NSBIA is up for mandate renewal this spring, which occurs every four years when businesses vote on whether to continue funding the association. “Our goal is to build an economically sustainable organization within the next three years,” NSBIA executive director Jeremy Heighton said. “What that means is we have lower levels of reliance on what we call temporary or unreliable funding sources.” Heighton said the plan will be to request a levy rate of 71 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for the first year, which is the same levy as 2015, and increasing that amount slightly over the next four years. Heighton said that, in addition to higher property values, will help the organization to implement and maintain services desired by North Shore businesses, such as beautification, garbage cleanup, a year-round Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) team, attracting street festivals and increasing mural development. “It’s more reliable for us as a business community,” Heighton said. “If we want a CAP team on the corridor yearround, we have to be able to fund that someway. We can go with cap in hand, so to speak, funding agencies, granting agencies or whoever and hope we get the money, or we can say as a business community, this is valuable to us. We want this. We are going to fund that to make sure it happens.” Heighton said grant funding can sometimes be unreliable. For example, the federally funded youth summer employment program last year was cut from 16 weeks to eight weeks. Hours were also decreased, from 37.5 to 30. “Those become, to me, unreliable sources to run an organization,” Heighton said. “Our intent is to develop and build an organization that is fully sustainable, so we can provide effective service to our members year-round.” The idea was presented at the recent NSBIA annual general meeting and Heighton said he is working on the business plan, which will be shared with members in four to six weeks. Initial feedback thus far has been positive, he said. “Our members want that stuff because it develops traffic on our corridors, which brings our businesses business,” he said.

Mayor Ken Christian attended the AGM and warned members of the impending disruption of the West Victoria Street reconstruction project, which is due to begin this spring on the south side of Overlanders Bridge. The NSBIA will also be meeting with the city in the coming weeks to discuss impacts of the project. Asked if he is concerned about the effect on North Shore businesses, Heighton said the project needs to be done. Some North Shore businesses felt sales impacts during the 2015 Overlanders Bridge proj-

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ome shirtless and with painted chests, they clanged away. No joy remained on the children’s faces. The paint was running and bare skin must have been getting cold, but they had come to support their GW Graham Grizzlies and, by god, they were going to whale on those trash cans until the final whistle blew. They continued chanting and clattering — “Defence! (Smash! Smash!); Defence! (Smash! Smash!) — even while South Kamloops carried an 18-point lead with two minutes and 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the B.C. Secondary Schools AA Girls Basketball Championship final. They could have beaten those trash cans until they were thin sheets of aluminum — nothing was going to rattle Maddy Gobeil and the Titans on Super Saturday at Langley Events Centre. “It just doesn’t bother me,” Gobeil said. South Kamloops culled the Grizzlies 70-43 to become back-to-back provincial champions. GW Graham was 6.2 seconds away from victory in 2018, but Kendra McDonald forced OT with a clutch basket and the Titans dispatched the Grizzlies 73-67 in the extra frame. The No. 1-ranked Kamloopsians, burdened for a year by expectations to repeat, unloaded in the second half on Saturday, outscoring GW Graham 43-18 in front of more than 1,000 fans on centre court. “Such relief,” Olivia Morgan-Cherchas, the Titans’ 6-foot-6 forward, told KTW seconds after the game. “It’s unexplainable. It’s everything we grinded toward. It comes down to this. It’s over.” Directly across the sideline from the trash-can kids was the Grizzlies’ bench. Faces told the story — heartbreak for the second consecutive year. Julia Tuchscherer is 6-foot-1. She is in Grade 9. Her older sister, Grade 12 standout Deanna Tuchscherer, is her hero. “It’s been Julia’s dream to play with her sister,” Grizzlies’ head coach Sarah Mouritzen said, doing her best to avert incoming emotion.

“All she wanted to do was win her sister a championship.” Sibling love boiled over late in the fourth quarter. Morgan-Cherchas just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when Julia’s angst exploded into a hard foul. It had nothing to do with poor sportsmanship. Defeat was setting in, as was the realization her big sister would not receive the parting gift of a B.C. title. The tall timber was felled, but the UBC-committed Titan returned to her feet unscathed and headed to the free-throw line while Mouritzen consoled an overwhelmed Julia on the sidelines. “That’s just emotion and that’s OK,” Mouritzen said. “I’m all good with that.” Deanna showed courage in addressing media after the loss, searching for words while fending off the same frog that was frolicking in her coach’s throat a few minutes earlier. “I’m so proud of this team and to be part of this family,” Deanna said. “The grit we’ve shown through the year, last night’s win … we just don’t give up.” Deanna poured in a game-tying shot with 2.7 seconds on the clock to force overtime in a semifinal clash against No. 2 Langley Christian on Friday. The No. 3 Grizz zapped the Lightning 74-68 in OT. Mouritzen broke when relaying Deanna’s first words following the final buzzer on Saturday, a most unwarranted apology: “She said she was sorry. But I feel bad. It’s two years in a row. These are just the best kids.” Gobeil and Deanna Tuchscherer, two of the top players in the province in their age group, will be teammates next season with the Fraser Valley Cascades, an Abbotsford-based U Sports team set up for success. “I’m happy for me and my team, but I feel for her,” said Gobeil, who was named tournament MVP and a first-team all star for the second straight year. Added Deanna, the championship’s most outstanding defensive player and a first-team all star: “She’s my best friend. Being able to play against her and now going onto a university career with her, it makes it that much more special.”

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KTW FILE PHOTO Dillon Alexandre and the Kamloops Raiders were all smiles on the weekend in east Vancouver. Kamloops topped Scribes 31-20.

The Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders improved to 8-2 in men’s Division 2 B.C. Rugby Union play with a victory in east Vancouver on the weekend. Kamloops knocked off Scribes 31-20. The home team dropped to 4-5-1 on the campaign. Brian MacKinnon, Dylan Marshall, Wes Black and Greg Thomson had tries for the visitors, with Thomson adding one penalty kick and four conversions. Kamloops, tied for second in league standings, will play host to Kelowna (1-8) at Exhibition Park on March 16, with kickoff scheduled for 12:45 p.m. The KRC women were slated to host Abbotsford last Saturday, but the game was cancelled due to field closures. Kamloops (0-1) is scheduled to host Meraloma (2-0) of Vancouver on March 16. Game time is 11:15 a.m. at Exhibition Park. Weather may affect the schedule.

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Fantasy camp ended last year for the Sa-Hali Sabres. They were just happy to be at the AA Boys B.C. High School Basketball Championship, on what amounted to a field trip to the tournament in Langley for the first time in five years. “We’re not going down for a vacation this year,” said Dean Magierowski, the Sabres’ head coach. “We’re going down to do some damage.” Sa-Hali and Westsyde will represent Kamloops this year, the Whundas ranked ninth and the Sabres 12th ahead of first-round matchups on Wednesday. The Whundas will square off against No. 8 Brentwood College of Mill Bay, with game time set for 3 p.m., and the Sabres will take a stab at No. 5 King George of Vancouver, with tip-off slated for 4:30 p.m. Sa-Hali (21-13) bested Westsyde (24-10) in the city championship this season and placed second at the Okanagan championship, losing to George Elliot of Lake Country in the final. The Whundas won bronze at Okanagans to clinch the region’s third and final berth at provincials. The rankings committee’s decision to make the Whundas a higher seed than the Sabres does not seem to bother Magierowski, who acknowledged Westsyde’s victories over top-10 ranked teams this season. Westsyde split a two-game set with D.P. Todd of Prince George, winning in December and losing in January. D.P. Todd is ranked No. 2 this week. “Was I surprised we were place ahead of them? Absolutely,” Whundas’ head coach Ryan Porter said of his team edging Sa-Hali in tournament rankings. “I would understand why Sa-Hali would have a chip [on its shoulder] or be choked, but at the end of the day, everybody’s good at provincials.

“It’s kind of just about matchups, really.” Westsyde was among favourites to win the B.C. title last season after posting a 33-0 regular-season record, but wound up fourth. The graduation of players such as standout forward Spencer Ledoux put more pressure on Grade 12 guard Carsen Day, among others. “He’s gotten everybody’s best defender,” Porter said. “He got beat up. He had some frustrating moments trying to battle through, but he’s been a phenomenal leader for us.” Injuries to AJ McInnis and Nolan Austin at the Fulton Cup in December hindered consistency and Westsyde, which was ranked No. 2 in the province before the season, finished outside the top 10 as an honourable mention, as did Sa-Hali. Among the Whundas’ key players is Tyrelle Chadwick, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound Grade 10 forward. The Sabres, who placed 12th at provincials in 2018, have adopted a by-committee approach. “That’s the beauty of our team this year,” Magierowski said. “We’re led by everybody. One through 15 can give us some minutes. “Maybe six or seven guys have led our team in scoring throughout the season.” A dream scenario for Kamloops basketball fans: Sa-Hali vs. Westsyde in the provincial semifinal on Friday, an 8:45 p.m. start at Langley Events Centre. Westsyde would have to get past Brentwood College and likely No. 1 Charles Hays of Prince Rupert on Thursday to reach the semifinal round. Sa-Hali and No. 4 Elphinstone of Gibsons is the likely Round 2 matchup if the Sabres can dethrone King George. “It wouldn’t surprise me if one or two Okanagan teams make the final four,” Magierowski said. “That would be pretty cool. “The mindset — we’re going down there to take care of business.”

MARTY HASTINGS/KTW The 2018-2019 Sa-Hali Sabres junior girls’ basketball team and family posed for a photo after the game against Burnaby South on Friday at Langley Events Centre.

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Laura Nixon was glowing proud on Friday night at Langley Events Centre. She helped pace the Sa-Hali Sabres to a 57-20 win over the Burnaby South Rebels to clinch a 19th-place finish at the B.C Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Championship. “It’s been a really unique experience,” Nixon, a Grade 10 guard, told KTW. “It’s been so eye-opening to see the calibre of teams in our province.” Where the Sabres ended up finishing never really mattered. Getting there was the big accomplishment. This year’s group accomplished a school first by qualifying for the tournament. “At the beginning of the season, we knew we had the makings of a good team,” Sabres’ head coach and athletic director Jody Vosper said. “They really worked hard and, as the season

progressed, we got better and better.” The LEC was a madhouse this past weekend, with U Sports, WHL and B.C. High School Basketball among user groups that contributed to the frenzy, along with thousands of riled-up fans. “At the start, we were super nervous and adjusting to the atmosphere here,” Nixon said. “As the game went on, we started to find our team mojo.” Belmont of Langford bested Sa-Hali 42-28 on Wednesday, but the Sabres rebounded with a 42-36 win over Kelly Road of Prince George on Thursday. The Sabres’ victory on Friday night was preceded by a 44-25 loss to College Heights of Prince George on Friday afternoon. “It’s been five years since we had a girls’ team at provincials, the last one being a senior team,” Vosper said. “We’re hoping to be the catalyst to start a new tradition of getting here.” Terry Fox of Port Coquitlam beat Kelowna in the final.

HUBERT NEW GM AT KGCC Alec Hubert will take over as Kamloops Golf and Country Club’s new general manager on April 1. He will replace Kelowna product Brice MacDermott, who left the club to become GM at Windermere Golf and Country Club in Edmonton. Hubert, entering his fourth season at KGCC, was in 2011 awarded the Assistant Professional of the Year Award within the Ottawa zone and in 2013 earned Class A status within the PGA of Canada. The KGCC’s head pro, Hubert was named among the PGA of BC Top 100 Golf Professionals for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. Hubert is from Pembroke, Ont.

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Titans’ head coach Del Komarniski said. “I had faith coming into the game that our efforts defensively, all the things we can control, they were going to be strong and keep us in the game no matter what. We just had to hang in there.” Gobeil, who had a game-high 29 points on Saturday despite a sub-standard first half, accounted for 119 of her team’s 298 points at the tournament. She was playing hurt, with an ankle injury that was tweaked on Friday. Morgan-Cherchas, a second-team tournament all star, tallied 14 points and eight rebounds in the final. McDonald, who was named to the honourable-mention all-star team, had 16 rebounds and 10 points. South Kam forward Fiona Brisco racked up 11 points in the title tilt. The Grizzlies, who were hampered by the Titans’ tenacious team defence, were led offensively by Deanna, who had 14 points. At the foul line is

where Gobeil found herself cornered by the trash-can kids, who synched their voices and drumming to the South Kam star’s preshot routine: “Dribble, dribble, shoot! (Smash!) “Dribble, dribble, shoot! (Smash!).” It turns out there is no trash-can sound for swish. Gobeil was 12-for-12 from the charity stripe. “She was undeterred,” Komarniski said. “The sign of a great player is to keep hammering away, to be persistent and to have faith and confidence. She did that.” ON THE ROSTER The 2018-2019 Titans: Gobeil, Morgan-Cherchas, McDonald, Pyper Ansley, Fiona Brisco, Kendra Kaczur, Anika Komarniski, Jenna Dandurand and Sadie Moyer. Coaches include Del Komarniski, Rachael Lee, Dave Whalen and Lauren Walkley. Sophia Sirianni is team manager.

BLAZERS IN TROUBLE The Kamloops Blazers did themselves no favours on the weekend in their hunt for a playoff spot. Kamloops dropped a pair of home games — 6-4 to Seattle on Friday and 5-4 to Vancouver on Saturday — before earning one point in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Giants in Langley on Sunday. With seven games remaining on their schedule, the Blazers are seven points behind the Seattle Thunderbirds, who hold the second and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and seven points behind the Kelowna Rockets, who are third in the B.C. Division. Kamloops has one game in hand on Seattle and two games in hand on Kelowna. The Blazers will play host to Vancouver on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Sandman Centre. Kamloops will host Kelowna on Friday. B.C. Division standings: Vancouver (92 points), Victoria (70 points), Kelowna (60 points), Kamloops (53 points) and Prince George (42 points).


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Trinity buzzsaw shreds TRU WolfPack’s season Trinity’s errors were few and when the home team mustered enough to win the first set 25-22, the writing was on the wall. The Spartans cruised to a 25-17 win in the second set and quelled a doomed WolfPack comeback effort to secure a 25-21 victory in the third set. Trinity, which bested TRU 3-1 on Thursday at LEC, will square off against the No. 1-ranked team in the country, the hometown Brandon Bobcats, in the Canada West final on Friday. Calgary will host

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Sam Taylor Parks was hunched over on the bench, shedding tears, a 6-foot-8 TRU Wolfpack middle turned 3-foot-4, sliced in two by the Trinity Spartans’ buzzsaw. The Spartans put the Pack out to pasture with a 3-0 victory in Match 2 of the best-of-three Canada West semifinal series on Friday at Langley Events Centre. “I had my peace with it, but then I just realized it was the last game with all the fifth years,” said Taylor Parks, a fourth-year Kelowna product. “We are together every day. This part of your life goes away. I’ve got to get used to it, but it’s never easy.” Trinity proved a class above TRU, deserving of its standing as the secondranked U Sports team, with superior depth and killer instinct that makes it a favourite to claim the national championship. “It’s the same result as last year, losing to Trinity, but it’s a different feel,” WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly told KTW. “We overcame a lot of hurdles — sweeping UBC at home, beating Winnipeg for the first time in a lot of these guys’ careers, twice, and going into Alberta [and winning a Round 1 playoff series]. Milestones have been reached. But second semester, we fought ourselves.” Hurdle No. 1 appeared before the season began when top-class outside hitter Josh Mullaney was injured and lost for the campaign. Hennelly surely knew then a deep playoff run had become unlikely. Unlike Trinity, TRU does not have the depth, at this stage, to recover from that type of blow, a small university in B.C.’s Interior that needs nearly everything to go right to contend for conference championships. “For now, it just feels like a lost game,”

Trinity on Friday in the women’s championship game. “We’re very close and very far away,” Hennelly said. “We have to learn how to be in the driver’s seat as opposed to chasing all the time. Trinity gets a three-point lead, it’s hard [to come back]. We have to become that team.” Hennelly told KTW before this season his team likely has a twoyear winning window. TRU will be led in 2019-2020 by a strong group of fifth-years expected to include Mullaney, Taylor Parks,

Bringloe and Kyle Behiels. Napolitano of Victoria, Australia, will enter his fourth season as the Pack’s setter. Dobbert, Edge and Smit have aged out and third-year middle Cole Hanson is expected to pursue education elsewhere in 2019-2020. Hennelly said the roster will be replenished by a solid group of recruits. When TRU, then an honourable mention in the U Sports top 10, knocked off No. 5 Alberta in Edmonton last weekend, the season was salvaged. Valuable playoff

experience was gained in the two-round run and a group of upcoming first- and secondyear players saw it is possible for smallschool TRU to beat one of the best. If trajectory holds true, the Pack, ousted in Round 1 two years ago and in Round 2 this year, will be in the conference final in 2020. That’s one big “if.” “This league is a bloodbath,” Hennelly said. “The guys have to understand teams are coming after us. It’s a different feel when you’re getting hunted down.”

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said Tim Dobbert, who headlines this year’s WolfPack graduating class. “The overall picture, I might realize in a few days that it is over. “It’s almost like a family. Especially me, coming from Germany. They probably replace my family a little bit. It was just nice. Never boring.” Dobbert, a 6-foot10 outside hitter from Aichelberg, Germany, was named to the Canada West men’s first all-star volleyball team this year, following his selection to the conference’s second all-star team for 2017-2018, his rookie campaign with TRU. Dobbert and Taylor Parks each recorded 10 kills on Friday. Jacob Kern paced Trinity with seven kills. “It’s a sad moment for me,” said Isaac Smit, the fifth-year Kelowna product who has played his last U Sports match.

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The Kamloops Curling Club team of Fisher and Kolomaya was a perfect 7-0 in round-robin play, while Park and Tanaka were 6-1. The provincial championship featured 16 teams. ON HARDCOURT The Whundas placed 15th at the senior AA girls’ provincial basketball championship in Langley on the weekend. Westsyde was named most sportsmanlike team, capping a season that saw it win bronze last month at the Okanagan championship tournament.

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on Friday in Revelstoke. Kelowna and Summerland will duel in the other OkanaganShuswap Conference semifinal series. In the Kootenay Conference, Kimberley will play Fernie in Round 2. Spokane held a 3-2 series lead on Nelson heading into Game 6, which was played on Tuesday in Spokane after KTW’s press deadline. The series winner will play Beaver Valley in a conference semifinal series. For updated playoff results, go online to kijhl.ca.


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Sharon Tomkinson (Buff)

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December 12, 1975 – February 24, 2019 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, Sharon Tomkinson (Buff), after a courageous battle with cancer on February 22, 2019 at the age of 69. Sharon was born on March 2, 1949 in Prince George, BC to Kurt and Edna Buff. She grew up on the family farm in Westwold, BC as the eldest of seven children. Most of her adult life was spent on the West Coast working for BC Tel and later Telus, retiring to Kamloops after thirty five years of service. Sharon led a very active lifestyle, walking, gardening, as well as volunteering her time to hospice. She pursued many artistic endeavours over the course of her life, but quilting was her passion and every square was stitched with love. It was through this and her work that many cherished friendships were made.

Janell Hauzeneder passed away suddenly at the age of 43 on February 24, 2019. Born in Kamloops, BC, Janell also lived and worked in Squamish for several years before returning to her hometown. For most of her life she worked as a hair stylist but didn’t consider it her true vocation. Recently, she was so excited to have obtained her education for medical device reprocessing and to start work at Royal Inland Hospital. Her passion was to rock climb and spend time outdoors especially if it was with dogs! Janell had many circles of friends who remember her for her spunky sense of adventure and kindness. She truly had a heart and soul for recognizing the pain in others and reaching out to those in need.

Vic Bradford 1935 – 2013

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 22, 2019 at the Free Methodist Church, 975 Windbreak St., Kamloops at 2:00 pm.

My mind knows you are in a better place, where there is no pain. You are at peace. I understand that, I just wish I could explain that to our hearts.

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Sharon is survived by her mother Edna Buff, her children Tracey (Dave) and Tara, her grandchildren Colby, Kennedy and Khali, great-grandchildren Brynn, Norah and Orion, her brothers and sisters Rick (Linda), Bonny, Anje (Garry), Shelley, Russell (Lanni) and Roland (Linda). She was predeceased by her father Kurt Buff and brother-in-law Cameron Taylor. We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at hospice for their care and compassion during her final days...special thanks to aunty Bonny and uncle Rick for being there for us and always going above and beyond for our Mom. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she has touched. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Janell was predeceased by her grandparents Franz and Elizabeth Hauzeneder, Glen and Jean Lucey, her Nan Jocelyn Richardson and her aunt Elizabeth Hauzeneder. Janell was also extremely close with her family and is survived by her father and step-mother Franz and Lynne Hauzeneder, her mother Anne Goodall, her three sisters Jean Cousin, Jennifer and Laura Hauzeneder and her niece Jaiden Cousin. Her family is devastated to have lost her but know that her love will continue to shine within everyone she knew.

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Bryan Arthur Frederick Cramp (Art) Bryan Arthur Frederick Cramp (Art) passed away in Kamloops on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12:30 in the morning with his loving partner Jeannie by his side. This marked the end of a long struggle with multiple health issues. Born on November 23, 1932 in Meaford, Ontario, Art moved at the age of 17 to Valemount, BC. He later moved back to Ontario but found he missed the west and so he returned to stay. Art worked in logging camps, sawmills and finally, as a businessman. He owned two stores in Valemount and rented out another. He enjoyed crafting wooden furniture and clocks in his spare time and also loved to fish. His daughter Beverly remembers catching her first fish with her father and son Greg fondly recalls the old fishing holes. Most of all, Art was his happiest with family around. He delighted in cooking for them (Yorkshire pudding comes to mind), canning for them and was ALWAYS quick to send you on your way with a jar of something he had prepared himself. Art spent time in his final years teaching his granddaughters Zahna and Serena how to make relishes. He was keen to pass on tradition and enjoyed his role as supervisor. In a world of givers and takers, Art was decidedly a giver. He will be fondly remembered for his thoughtfulness, for his big heart and for his distinct sayings, stories and terms of endearment. Art was predeceased by his parents Bryan and Elisabeth Cramp, his sisters Jean Mitchell and Joan Spears and brothers Bill, Stewart and Gordon. He is survived by his partner of 32 years Jeannie Davison, his brother Doug (Donna), his daughters Debbie Tinsley (Bill), Beverley (Graham) and son Greg (Isabelle), his step-children Mary-Claire, Burr, and John. He also leaves seven grandchildren Serena, Zahna, Jackson, Kelsey, Frankie, Maclean and Connor, as well as great-grandchildren Taleigha, Arayah, Hailey and Magnus. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. In memory of Art, please consider telling those who mean the most to you how much you love them and make a point of giving... a kind word, a meal, or even a jar of peaches. ☺

Orville Delbert Judd It is with great sadness that we announce that Orville Delbert Judd of Kamloops, BC ‘kicked the bucket’, as he wanted it called, on February 23, 2019 at the age of 78. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters Kelly Hartt (Ken) and Naomi Eisler (Swain), his brother Richard Judd (Vicky) of Montana and a host of loving friends. He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia Judd and his sister Virginia Jennison. Born on March 13, 1940 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Orville moved from United States to Canada with his family in his late teens. He lived in the Chilcotin region, moving to northern BC after his marriage to Sylvia in 1966. They settled in 1984 in the Barriere/ Kamloops region where they remained until their passing. Known for his laughter and his storytelling, Orville enjoyed gardening, huckleberry picking, and spending time with friends and family. Orville spent his final years as a resident of Gemstone Care Facility, where his laughter could be heard down the hall. The family wishes to express gratitude to all the caretakers and nurses on Floor 3 Quartz for all their care and attention. A memorial for Orville will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Barriere Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1E1 Hanson Road, Barriere, BC at 2:00 pm. In lieu flowers, please make donations in memory of Orville Judd to Diabetes Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Robert “Bud” Forbes July 11, 1942 – February 15, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we share that on Friday, February 15, 2019, God called him home and Bud passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, of natural causes. Robert Colin (Bud) was born July 11, 1942 to Robert (Bob) and Elsie Forbes in Trail, BC. Bud is predeceased by his father Bob and is survived by his mother Elsie, brother Don (Heather), wife Jo-Lynn, daughters Barbara (Peter) and Wendy (Brad) and granddaughter Pyper and a large and loving extended family. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of the first responders and support services that offered quick and compassionate care along with sincere gratitude to Dwight Oatway, Dr. K. Montalbetti, Schoening Funeral Service and the loving support of all of St. Paul’s Cathedral clergy. The family is grateful to all those who have given so generously of their love, support and recognition. Bud’s life will be celebrated on April 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola St, Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud’s name are gratefully appreciated to an organization of your choice. Additionally, Bud always loved a good story, so the family welcomes anyone wishing to share a special memory to be printed, to please email by April 2 to: office@territory.anglican. ca with the subject line of “Tell A Story”. More details of Bud’s incredible life are highlighted at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ kamloops-bc/robert-forbes-8175305


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Horace Stephen Kuwica It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Horace Stephen Kuwica on February 27, 2019 at the age of 77. Horace passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, BC. Horace is survived by his beloved wife Marge, his daughter Melanie Reed of Kamloops and his son David (Lucy) of Port Moody. He was a wonderful Dido (grandfather) to Sydney, Carson and Lucas. Horace is also survived by his sisters Evelyn Salmond (Garry) and Maryann Kennedy (Ian) as well as his sisters-in-law Shirley Stoessiger (Earl) and Kathy Zuccolo along with his loving nieces and nephews. Horace was born in New Westminster, BC on September 12, 1941 to Peter and Mary Kuwica. He met his beloved through the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the couple married in 1964. During their time together, Horace was in the first graduating class at BCIT in the Building Technology program after which he had a successful first career designing many commercial buildings still gracing the Vancouver landscape. The couple were active in the Vancouver Ukrainian community where they performed cultural dance routines to many audiences. Desiring a slower pace to life, Horace moved his young family to McBride, BC in 1977 where he ran a successful building supply business until 1993. During their time in McBride, Horace learned to play hockey and was an active member of the curling club. He also explored other “part-time” career options as a Building Inspector and project manager. In 1995, Horace and Marge moved to Prince George where Horace rediscovered his love of painting and building construction.

in developing the property with fruit trees, gardens, ponds, a stream and many natural sitting areas. Being near the water and spending time outdoors were particularly important to Horace who always saw the value of taking care of the earth and our waterways. In 2007, Horace and Marge reluctantly sold their property and moved to Salmon Arm for a more maintenance free lifestyle. This allowed them to embrace their love of travel more easily with trips to Greece, Europe and Mexico. In March 2018, Horace and Marge moved to Kamloops to be closer to their kids and grandchildren.

Sante Durigon On Sunday, March 3, 2019 Mr. Sante Durigon passed away at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 75 years.

Loving remembered by his daughter Monica, son-in-law Arnie and much loved granddaughter Anna, his brother Giovanni and sister-in-law Emma and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Jeevan Chahal of Kamloops, BC and Dr. Welder of Salmon Arm, BC, the nurses of 5N and 7N at Royal Inland Hospital and the nurses and volunteers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Thank you for your care and respect of Horace and our family. The grace you gave Horace and our family will never be forgotten.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:00 am in Sacred Heart Cathedral with the Reverend Father Derrick Cameron Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum, Hillside Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Hal Rogers Activity Centre, 2025 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC. A family interment will follow on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at Hillside Cemetery.

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He was predeceased by his beloved wife Italica in April 2013.

Horace was a devoted father and Dido to his grandchildren who played an active role not only attending the kids sporting events, art performances and school activities, but also in day to day activities when he was with them. He will always be remembered as the first one to play the game, build the lego or dance the dance. He will be missed for his peaceful, good-natured personality and the many relationships he nurtured over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Jonah had just passed his 48th birthday. A Kamloops native. Born and bred here. A small trucking company he made his own. Was a successful businessman and father. An avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his loving wife Jules, sons Derek, Angel, Bryce and his lovely daughter Anderson. He will be missed

In 2001 after Marge’s retirement, the couple moved to their property at White Lake, BC where they built their lakefront dream home. The couple took great pride

Jane Mitchell It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jane Mitchell at the age of 74. She is survived by husband Dale, son Allan, daughter Allana (Edward) and granddaughter Ainsley. Jane also leaves behind her brother Jim (Theresa), sister Geraldine (Gerry) and sister-in-law, Bea back east, along with numerous nieces and nephews and secondson Wayne, all of whom she loved dearly. She is pre-deceased by parents Mary Jane and James Davis; brothers Jack OMI, and Bryan; sisters Margaret, Barbara and Anne, and brothers-in-law Charles, Ron and Gerry. Jane was born the youngest of eight in Val d’Or, Quebec on December 25, 1944. A Christmas baby that loved the season and always got ‘double the presents’ and made it such a special one for her children and later on, granddaughter. She had a deep love for children and was an integral part of her nieces and nephews lives by helping care for them and loving them as her own. Her oldest niece was born when Jane was just 12 and she was known as ‘Matante Sandwich’ to Suzie, Barbara, Charles and Allan Massicotte. Suzie and Barbara have fond memories of Jane getting ready to go out and when she started dating her husband to be, Dale. They would watch attentively as Jane would get ready in the latest fashion. Jane’s love for clothes, matching outfits and coordinating jewelry carried on throughout her life. Goddaughter Barbara would like to add that Matante Jane’s cooking vastly improved over the years and you could always ‘eat up and give the house a good name’ at Jane and Dale’s. Jane and Dale were married by her brother Jack, OMI, in Val d’Or, Quebec on June 26, 1970. In 1972 shortly after the birth of Allan, Jane began the first of the family’s two moves around the continent. Jane met Dale in Nicaragua, and spent nearly two years there, moving back in preparation for the birth of their daughter Allana. This began Jane’s lifelong passion for sun-worshiping. In 1979, Jane along with two children in tow made the second of their large moves to be with Dale, who moved to Kamloops in 1979 when he began working for Afton Mines. Jane’s other travels included visiting her family back east in Montreal, Ottawa, Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or and California. Jane also visited her daughter Allana in 2006 when she worked in Switzerland and they travelled together to Rome, Florence and Venice and her absolute highlight, Paris.

Jane loved children, as her many years of teaching at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and St. Ann’s Academy can attest. There were a number of teachers that would entrust only Jane to substitute for them. Upon retiring from teaching, Jane worked in childcare at the Boys and Girls Club at Kay Bingham Elementary School from November 2005 - June 2014 where she touched numerous parents and children’s lives. Between Jane’s teaching and work at the Boys and Girls Club, she volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, to better understand the disease that afflicted two of her siblings. Before Jane became a Grandma in 2015, she was grandmother to her beloved basset hounds and became an avid collector of anything basset hound related. The brightest star in Jane’s life, however, is granddaughter Ainsley. Jane loved taking care of Ainsley and having her over for sleepovers. Mom was a generous, loving, feisty, sociable woman that loved to have fun. She enjoyed a glass of wine with her nieces and on special occasions with her family and always had room for dessert. Jane delighted in a good chitchat session with family, friends and her children’s friends. Allan’s classmates looked forward to when Jane taught them since she loved gossiping with the girls. Jane enjoyed going out and socializing and was only held back because she never learned how to drive. Jane loved shopping and could out-shop anyone. Jane enjoyed having new sheets, towels, nighties and housecoats, clothes and jewelry. Jane also enjoyed reading and watching ‘The Young and the Restless’ and washing and ironing clothes. Jane also had a knack for remembering dates of important life events of those she loved and always found the most perfectly written card to mark the occasion. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses that looked after Jane in the ICU at Royal Inland Hospital. Thank you for your mindful care and support. A Funeral Mass for Jane will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 am with a small gathering at the Parish Centre afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, The Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation, three charities that were dear to Jane. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Bervin (Red) Rode It is with heavy hearts we announce that Bervin (Red) Rode of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 78, with his family at his side. Bervin is survived by his wife Lillian of 52 years, and his three children Sean (Sandy), Lance (Julia) and Sheri (Nick). He also leaves behind his five grandchildren who he cherished Payden, Wyatt, Kealee, Domonic and Caleb. He is survived by his brothers Larry (Deanna), Dennis (Joyce) and Jerry. He was predeceased by his parents Sam and Emma, and his sister and brother Ethel and Dalton. Bervin grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and finally settled in Kamloops in 1972. He was a Boilermaker of Lodge 359 where he made many lifelong friends. He retired in 2000 to spend time with his grandchildren who he loved to have over for swims in the pool. If he wasn’t with them at home, you could find him at one of the many local coffee shops. Bervin was also a member of the local Harley Owners Group, where he enjoyed selling tickets in support for Muscular Dystrophy. He had a passion for riding his Harley and it was very difficult when he no longer could. He never stopped looking out the window to see who was riding by whenever he heard one roar up the street. The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to RIH emergency and ICU staff and Dr. Mclaren. There will be no service by request. Condolences may be expressed to the family fromwww.myalternatives.ca


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Edward Linclon Wilson Our friend Mr. Ed said good-bye February 22, 2019 for another journey. Family and friends Bruce and Karen, sons Corey and Ryan and Brian Logan were friends and also caregivers for the last couple of months and were with him through until the end. He was born October 27, 1943 at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster. He was predeceased by his parents James and Violet Wilson and brother Alan. He grew up in the New West (Queens Park) area. Then moved along to his favorite place Likely, BC in 1985. He worked at the Likely Hotel. That journey ended and Mr. Ed moved to Kamloops. While living here he drove for Yellow Cabs. He was a very special character. He usually spoke in riddles – had a great memory – loved food. Also loved going on drives in and around Kamloops area and there was always a story about where he had been and what he had seen and what he may have eaten. He seemed gruff but his bark was bigger than his bite. He was a gentle soft giant. Close friends Mary and Russel knew this about Mr. Ed as did so many others. Consider yourself special if you knew our friend. He was a loyal, caring friend as many knew. Thanks to everyone for being part of making his journey wonderful. Friends cherish the memories of our friend Mr.Ed. Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Odd Fellows Hall on Tranquille 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com (250) 377-8225

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Dennis Karpiak

March 29, 1943 – February 23, 2019 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 DrakeCremation.com

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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.

Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two set of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

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 malcolmcelebrationoflife@gmail.com Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to followed you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Margaret Fishback Powers

A Vanished Friend by Anders Lim

Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend!


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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. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca

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

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

Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Round dining room table w/4chairs & 2 bar stools. $700. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541. Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933.

Misc. for Sale 1913 Cdn mfg Heintzman piano, hammers replaced. Well cared for moving, must sell. $950/obo. 250-852-1535. 5th wheel hitch $300. Ford air flow tailgate w/lock black $160. 250-374-8285. ATTENTION: LANDSCAPERS

New and Established. Equipment for Sale. R600 Backpack blower (Stihl). H100 Hedge trimmerp +extension (Stihl). Chainsaw 16� bar (Stihl). 110 Grass trimmer (Stihl). HRX Honda lawnmower. 12ft. alum orchard ladder. Trailer 4x8 w/working lights. $2,150. Call John 250-899-1290.

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

Musical Instruments 2-3/4 French and German Violins c/w case/bows. $150$250. 250-434-6738. Quality full size violins. $300$3,000. Call Norris. 250-8281542.

Real Estate 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.

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.

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

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Want to Rent Retired Social worker looking for 2bdrm rental $900-$950 util incld. Very quiet, long term rental, pet friendly. Ref avail. 250-299-5114 or 250-5712607.

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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.

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

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

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KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fishing Kayak 10ft. $450. IGO Titan 36 Electric Bike w/battery. $900. 778-4711096. Hide-away bed, 69� wide, slps 2, light brown. $700/obo. 250573-2599.

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