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IS PLASTIC PASSÉ? Council hears a call to ban single-use plastic, including bags

TODAY’S WEATHER Sunny High 12 C Low 1 C

Get caught up on storylines from Blazers/ Royals playoff series

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HOLI HUES

Riverside Park was awash in colours on Saturday as people celebrated Holi, the annual Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring. Holi dates back to the 11th century and is centred on or near the vernal equinox — the first day of spring. The festival also marks the end of winter and celebrates the blossoming of love and the importance of repairing broken relationships. The celebrations included drenching one another in myriad vibrant colours. To see more photos, turn to page A18. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

Chamber rescinds hiring of executive director JOHN PERKS WAS UNDER FIRE FOR CONTROVERSIAL FACEBOOK POSTS HE SHARED ON HIS PERSONAL PAGE SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce on Sunday reversed itself on the hiring of John Perks as executive director following the controversy involving Facebook posts he shared. “Today, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is announcing that John Perks will

not be employed as its executive director as previously announced,” chamber president Joshua Knaak said in a press release issued on Sunday afternoon. “In accordance with privacy laws, the chamber board cannot comment on personnel matters. The board will resume the review of the excellent pool of qualified candidates who have participated in the interview pro-

cess, but will not re-open applications at this time.” When reached by KTW, Knaak said that when the statement was crafted, the chamber decided it would not be commenting any further. He would not confirm if anyone at the chamber met to discuss the issue. “What we’re saying on the topic is what’s in the statement,” he said.

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Knaak said 35 to 40 candidates were interviewed to fill the position vacated by longtime executive director Deb McClelland, who left at the end of 2018 to pursue a business venture. Knaak said the chamber will return to that pool of applicants to find its new executive director.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Spero House, at 317 Tranquille Rd., is a supportive-housing project that is expected to open this week. It will have 52 units and be managed by the ASK Wellness Society.

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The development permit for a downtown social-housing project announced one year ago was approved by council on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Spero House supportive-housing project in North Kamloops is expected to open this Friday. The downtown project, which is the result of a partnership between BC Housing, the City of Kamloops and the John Howard Society, will be located on a 1,678-square-metre parcel owned by the city at 511 St. Paul St. (St. Paul Street and Fifth Avenue) and include 60 socialhousing units and ground-level office space. “This is definitely a good next step,” city social and community development supervisor Natalie Serl said. “Construction will be coming. They just have to go through all of their permitting processes on that one.” The project was announced one year ago after the city purchased from the Kelson Group six parcels of land stretching east on St. Paul Street from the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue (503, 511, 519, 527, 533 and 537 St. Paul St.) for $2.35 million. The building — consisting of mostly one-bedroom apartments, in addition to studio and twobedroom units — will be geared to low- to middle-income families, including seniors, singles couples, single parents and people with

intellectual disabilities. Three of the one-bedroom suites will be accessible to the disabled and 11 will have access to an adjoining unit to provide independent living and accommodate a caregiver. The housing will be operated by the John Howard Society and is funded by BC Housing. BC Housing said an update on social housing projects in Kamloops will be provided later this week, when modular housing on Tranquille Road in North Kamloops — Spero House — is expected to open. That housing, which consists of 52 units and which will be operated by ASK Wellness, was initially expected to open last fall. “Really soon,” Serl said. “I’m really excited to see that one. It will be a tremendous addition to our housing stock when that opens.” Meanwhile, Serl said there is no word on when construction might begin on the second modular housing project announced by BC Housing last year, as part of a commitment from the province to build more than 2,000 units. The West Victoria Street project is a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association. An additional 52 units are slated for 259 West Victoria St. next to the Emerald Shelter. While the Tranquille Road project is nearly complete, shovels have yet to hit the dirt on West Victoria Street. Unlike the Tranquille Road property, which is flat, Serl called

the West Victoria address a “very complicated site.” Delays to that project have been due to geotechnical issues. Serl expects construction to begin soon. “We’ve had geotechnical issues there, so Horizon North has had to submit new drawings,” she said. “They’ve had to modify the design of the building a little bit to make it fit, for cost-effectiveness, with the geotechnical constraints that they have. There’s been contractual obligation and agreements between CMHA and BC Housing and Horizon North, as well. There’s just been a lot of things like that in a site that is not straightforward. It’s got so many complexities to it.” Additionally, Serl said the city is awaiting construction to begin on the Lii Michif Otipemisiwak project in Brocklehurst, while construction of the Spirit Square seniors housing in North Kamloops continues. The Centre for Seniors Information project also recently got underway, with demolition of the old movie theatre downtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Victoria Street. Asked if this housing will suffice once it is all built, Serl said: “We’re going to have to re-evaluate because with all the movement from people into shelters from our temporary housing and into Spero House and all that, we’re going to have to look at our numbers again to see what the impact has been and how that’s looking. “For 2020, I imagine we’ll be doing another point in time [homeless] count, as well.”

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Heritage society wants parks protected GOAL IS TO PRESERVE GREEN SPACE IN RIVERSIDE, PIONEER PARKS IN PERPETUITY JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

As private and city project ideas take shape, two Kamloops groups are pushing for Riverside and Pioneer parks to be protected from future development. A letter sent to Kamloops council notes the Kamloops Heritage Society’s board passed a motion last month requesting city council designate the parks as heritage parks, with the letter stating they are the “true heart of our city and need to be protected.” Society president Peggy-Jo Broad told KTW the designation would protect the green spaces for future generations and prevent a case-by-case fight against development projects pitched for the parks. “We just wanted to make sure that those areas are not developed so that people actually have a place to go,” Broad said. “Because anyone from any income level and any walk of life can go down there and they can walk through those parks and appreciate them.” The initiative supports the Friends of Riverside Park, a group of local advocates that led a counter-petition defeating a city-parkade proposal in 2011 in the parking lot at Riverside Park. The aptly named Sheila Park is involved with Kamloops Heritage Society, but is also one of the advocates behind Friends of Riverside Park. She said the group, consisting of between 20 to 30 people on paper and “many more” behind the scenes, regenerated following a private proposal by the Kamloops Public Market Co-operative for a year-round public market in

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the same location of the controversial parkade. “The minute that came out, I was on the internet and so were the other people,” Park said, noting the project “blindsided everybody.” A downtown resident concerned about commercializing the park made the proposal public during a regular council meeting last year. While the proposal — in its infancy stage, with the co-operative selling shares in the concept and consulting with the public and city on the idea — would not reduce green space, Park said concerns include the creation of a “tunnel city” along Lorne Street and elimination of the park and rivers view. “It’s a park and I think if you put a building there, it would just be crazy,” Park said. She added she is in favour of a public market in the former Value Village location — a privately owned property at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue — which has been proposed by the city during downtown planning talks. Kamloops Public Market Co-operative touts Riverside Park as a community gathering place, one that is large enough to accommodate the facility and large events. Following opposition in the community, however, the group previously told KTW the location has not been set in stone. “I really wish that people who are not in support of a location at Riverside Park would take a step back and look at what the project intends to be, not just that our main location is requesting Riverside Park,” Kamloops Public Market Co-operative volunteer Daphane Nelson previously told KTW. “It may or may not end up there.” The city has also applied for grant funding

to build an outdoor skating rink on the existing footprint of the spray park in Riverside Park. Additionally, a public art display by the Kamloops Food Bank is slated for the park this summer and signage spearheaded by the Kamloops Heritage Society was recently erected next to the pier. Park said Friends of Riverside Park has not taken positions on any of those projects. Meanwhile, a memo to council from the city’s development director Marvin Kwiatkowski — included alongside the Kamloops Heritage Society’s letter — notes Riverside Park is already a recognized heritage property, identified as such with a plaque in the park, and that the status does not necessarily protect the park. The memo notes administration could provide to council a report further informing on the differences between heritage recognition, conservation, dedication and designation of public spaces. Friends of Riverside Park wants clarity, but is seeking any designation or local regulations that would protect the space from development. “What we’re looking for is that the park’s protected, that nobody can build a building, parkade or anything in that,” Park said. “That’s really what we’re looking for.” On the flip side, Pioneer Park is not a heritage property. The memo also notes council could direct staff to initiate that process. Asked if there have been battles over development at Pioneer Park, Park said a canoe or kayak rental shop proposal has come up in the past, but otherwise no significant projects have been pitched to her knowledge. D#30150 D#30150

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Until a new director is chosen — which Knaak said he hopes will happen within a month — Acacia Pangilinan will resume her duties as interim executive director. Two days before the chamber decided to cancel the hiring, Perks defended the Facebook posts in an interview with KTW, while chamber president Knaak was standing behind the 29-year-old who was to be the new executive director. Shortly after the hiring announcement, which was made last Thursday, some of Perk’s recently shared Facebook posts began to get noticed. These included a post that denies climate change is real, a post that refers to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an “idiot,” a post that refers to substance-abuse addicts as “junkies” and a post that claims the migrant caravan from Central America to Mexico was staged for the media.

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There was also a post Perks shared that states pro-choice advocates should be forced to watch an abortion procedure and a post referring to Muslims that is incorrectly attributed to a quote by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill: “When Muslims are in the minority, they are very concerned with minority rights; when they are in the majority there are no minority rights.” Once the posts began to circulate online, Perks strengthened the privacy settings on the personal Facebook page and other social-media accounts. In defence of the posts, Perks told KTW he did not know his Facebook page was

public and that anyone who knows him would not conclude what the posts might otherwise lead them to believe. One post is a screenshot that implies climate change is along the same lines as “unicorns, Superman, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the tooth fairy and old washed up communists becoming president” — referring to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was featured in the post’s content. But Perks said that he does, indeed, believe in humancaused climate change “100 per cent” and was only sharing the post to highlight the absurdity of the comment. Another was a meme post that read, “When your Liberal friend finally wakes up… And thanks you for making him realize Justin Trudeau is an idiot!” When asked why he would share a post calling the prime minister an idiot — considering he would be in a position liaise with government of all levels, including fed-

eral, on a regular basis — Perks said he didn’t recall ever doing so. “Justin Trudeau is a smart and intelligent man. He’s the prime minister of Canada,” Perks said. “He is due respect and the honour to be in that office. There has to be healthy dialogue if there are differences and that’s what I believe in.” Other recent posts on Perks’ page include pro-Donald Trump and anti-Democrat messages. He said he was a Trump supporter, adding he was invited to the president’s inauguration in January 2017 — but he would not divulge the source of the invitation. “I went to his inauguration, but there’s a lot of things I do not agree with — about 90 per cent,” Perks said. Perks said he made his Facebook page private on Friday morning because he has personal family photos on the page and wants to protect his family. Prior to the chamber’s about-face on the hiring, Knaak said

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Perks went through a “rigorous” vetting process that included not only its board of directors, but also a thirdparty consultant. “We saw enough of his social media. We saw enough of him so that we were confident in the person we got,” Knaak told KTW on Friday. “We met the candidate on two separate occasions to get the context that I think is missing. “The only way others are going to be able to get that context is to meet John and see what he does.” Perks was to begin his job as executive director this past Monday. Prior to his plans on leading the chamber, Perks and his wife led a Christian ministry in Kelowna. In an open letter to Kamloops residents that he posted on Sunday, Perks said his marriage broke down while in that ministry, Breakthrough Ministries. “But in a Christian ministry, as a senior leader, you cannot serve in the highest position with marital breakdown to the degree mine was,” Perks wrote. “I therefore resigned from my position within the ministry and was not terminated.”

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Kamloops firefighters were called to the second grass fire of the season last Friday afternoon, when flames covered a large area on the north side of the South Thompson River, about three kilometres west of Lafarge Road. Firefighters were called at about 5:30 p.m. and managed to snuff the flames. A resident at the scene said a scrub fire had been burning for over a month and continued to smoulder. Once the snow melted around it, the resident said, it appeared the flames extended to the dry grass. An official cause from fire officials has not yet been revealed. The grass fire on Friday was the second this season and the second last week. Almost two-dozen city and forestry firefighters were called on March 18 to put out a two-hectare grass fire near Tranquille Farms, west of Kamloops Airport. The cause of that fire has not been determined.

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A Kamloops resident awoke in the wee hours of Sunday to banging noises at her front and carport doors that led to her seeing a fire right outside her home on Evergreen Place, one block west of Southill Street, off Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst. “It was terrifying.” said the woman, who has asked for anonymity due to safety concerns. The noise she heard at the door was neighbours who had been walking past her home and leapt into action when they saw flames spreading from a truck next door to a 25-foot-tall row of cedar trees between the homes. The incident is one of two suspiciously set fires on Sunday morning that Kamloops Mounties are now investigating. The blazes were reported to Kamloops Fire Rescue within minutes of each other. Firefighters were called to

Flames reach skyward on Evergreen Place on Sunday morning.

a home in the 600-block of York Avenue home in North Kamloops at about 1:50 a.m. to find a fire had sparked on the side of a house. KFR fire investigator Kevin Cassidy said crews arrived to find a resident trying to extinguish the fire using a garden hose. The house sustained minor damage to its exterior and no one was injured. Then, just after 2 a.m.,

firefighters responded to the 800-block of Evergreen Place — about four kilometres away. At first, the resident thought someone might be in trouble when she heard noises at her doors, but when she opened her front door, she saw the glow of flames and turned around to get her family and two dogs out of her home. “I’m screaming, ‘Fire! Get out now!’” she said. “We felt the heat when we came through the carport. Couldn’t get out the front [because] there was so many flames.” She said the fire melted the electrical box on the side of her home. “The heat was intense,” said the resident, noting the cedar trees “went up like candlesticks.” There were also tenants in the house who had to evacuate out the back door. “It’s kind of surreal,” she said. “I’m still a little bit shook.” The woman said her family owes those neighbours who

came to the door their lives and is thankful no one was injured. “They basically saved us because had anything else caught on fire before the fire department had gotten it all out, it could have been a massive fire,” she said. The resident said she is also thankful to firefighters who saved the house, and to other neighbours who offered water, blankets and shelter. Cassidy said the home sustained minor damage, but noted there was more extensive damage to the neighbour’s truck and another car in that driveway. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said because of the similar nature of where the fires started and the timeline of when they began, police will be determining if they were deliberately set and whether they are related. Anyone with information about either of the fires is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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One man was injured and a portion of a home was gutted during a mid-morning fire on Sunday. At 11:37 a.m. Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to the 700-block of Strauss Street in Brocklehurst, where a bedroom on the main floor of a residence was fully engulfed in flames.

“It was starting to spread throughout the house. Our crews quickly extinguished the fire,” said KFR fire investigator Kevin Cassidy. One man injured his leg in the fire and suffered smoke inhalation, Cassidy said, noting the victim was transported to Royal Inland Hospital. Cassidy did not know if the man’s leg injury was burn-related. There were three other uninjured

adults in the home at the time of the fire and all four were outside the house when firefighters arrived, Cassidy said. Kamloops RCMP is investigating the Strauss Street fire with KFR’s assistance. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police know the cause of the fire and it is not not believed to be suspicious. Police, however, are not disclosing the cause of the fire, she said, as it has been deemed “not of interest to the public.”

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ontrary to the belief of some, members of the Kamloops media community did not experience collective schadenfreude when, in a span of 72 hours, John Perks went from the celebratory high of being announced as the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director to the bleak low of having the job rescinded. Perks is the 29-year-old former pastor who was hired to succeed former chamber executive director Deb McClelland. A storm of controversy arose the day after his hiring was announced when posts he shared on his personal Facebook page began circulating online. The posts he shared (and, by sharing, endorsed) labelled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an “idiot,” questioned whether climate change is real, denigrated Muslims and opined that pro-choicers should be made to watch an abortion procedure. And there are so many more. While the vast majority of those commenting on the Facebook page of KTW were understandably upset with Perks’ shared posts, a minority dismissed the news stories as nothing more than a leftist media attacking a man for his right wing viewpoints. This would have been an equally newsworthy story had this been five years ago and a chamber-hired executive director used social media to insult then-prime minister Stephen Harper, criticize Christians and post vile memes attacking pro-lifers. This is not about right versus left or conservative versus liberal.

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MUSINGS Nor is this about whether one agrees or disagrees with the posts Perks shared. This is about a person hired to lead a business organization that represents a rainbow of beliefs, a person expected to liaise with a wide range of people with an equally wide range of beliefs. Nor did the media set out to tarnish Perk’s reputation, as claimed by another online commenter. Perks did that all by himself by sharing posts that are without a doubt offensive and not being social-media savvy enough to keep them from probing eyes. The media, in this case, did its job, bringing to a wider audience something that was already being discussed online — the issue of the chamber hiring as an executive director someone whose views, based on Facebook posts, are controversial, to say the least. How anybody cannot see how Perks’ shared Facebook posts would impact his role as chamber executive director is mind-boggling. Equally dumbfounding is

how Perks was hired if those doing the hiring were aware of the posts. If the chamber hiring committee was aware Perks shared those posts, how on earth did their existence not set off multiple alarms and raise a flurry of red flags? When asked if he saw the posts in question before Perks was hired, chamber president Joshua Knaak told KTW: “We saw enough of his social media. We saw enough of him so that we were confident in the person that we got.” (If the most controversial posts were not seen by the hiring committee, then the focus should be on the third-party company hired to do the vetting.) I feel for Perks. I truly do. He moved all the way to Kamloops from Ontario and was expecting to begin a new job this week. He has a girlfriend and a newborn baby. He applied for the job. He was vetted. His posts were known to exist by at least some of those at the chamber who hired him. The posts then reached the public and, predictably, all hell breaks loose. The question is less about whether Perks should have been hired in light of the posts (he should not have been) and more about the processes (or lack thereof) at the chamber that allowed Perks to be hired with the associated baggage. If nothing else, this weird threeday affair should guarantee an improved hiring process down at the chamber. And it should serve as a reminder that your online life is inextricably linked to your real life. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com


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ANTI-VAX LETTER WAS VOID OF FACTS DAYLIGHT SAVING Editor: I was shocked that KTW was willing to publish an anti-vaccination letter in its March 22 edition (‘Another view on vaccines and the measles outbreak’). The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health, as can be read online at https://www.who.int/emergencies/ten-threats-to-global-health-in-2019. Letter writer Kristin Saunders claims it was not the introduction of vaccines, but rather better nutrition and living conditions that led to the decline in measles death. Although better living conditions do contribute to longevity, the statement can be shown to be untrue by looking at the decline of a variety of infections over time. The metric Saunders is using in this instance does not accurately reflect the power of vaccines.

Yes, death rates of a variety of diseases did start to decline prior to the introduction of vaccines, but she should be measuring the incidences of the diseases themselves. When examining vaccine-coverage levels (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/ appendices/e/coverage-levels.pdf) compared with reported cases of vaccinepreventable diseases (https://www.cdc. gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/e/reported-cases.pdf), it is clear reduction in disease is due to increased vaccination rates. The journal PLOS One examined the claim that there are measles outbreaks in China (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0089361). It found there were nine patients with measles, including three infants who were too young to be vaccinated and six young adults who were unsure if they had

ever been vaccinated. So the letter writer’s claim in this instance is false. She is correct that infection from measles does provide a lifetime of immunity, which is why a booster dose is required to get a protective level of antibodies from the MMR vaccine (https://ecdc.europa. eu/en/measles/prevention-and-control/ addressing-misconceptions-measles). The need for two doses to acquire lifetime immunity should not outweigh the potential harms from a measles infection. One person in 1,000 who acquires measles may receive serious complications, including encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This can lead to seizures, deafness or permanent brain damage and about one person in 3,000 with measles can die from complications. (https://immunizebc.ca/measles). Jennifer Davis Kamloops

WHERE ARE THE MOUNT POLLEY CHARGES, FINES? Editor: March 22 was World Water Day, a day to celebrate, respect and appreciate the liquid that sustains life. Given the critical importance of this fluid, it is shameful that we do not take better care of our waterways and water bodies. Four-and-a-half years ago, on Aug. 4, 2014, the four-squarekilometre Mount Polley gold and copper mine tailings pond failed, emptying itself into Polley Lake,

Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Cariboo River. A toxic cocktail of selenium, arsenic and other metals contaminated some of the most pristine waters in the world. One would think something of this magnitude would shake citizens of the B.C. Interior to the core and prompt government bodies to take immediate action to ensure this situation is remediated and that the company responsible be held accountable.

That has not happened. To date, no fines have been levied and no charges laid. The statute of limitations for legal action expires this August. If no action is taken, the entities responsible will not be held accountable and the risk of this type of disaster occurring elsewhere will continue because Mount Polley was considered the gold standard for environmental safety. Other projects are being

planned based on the design and practices of Mount Polley. I urge everyone who cares about water, the environment and human rights to contact your government representatives to demand action be taken prior to August. We all need to do whatever we can to respect and protect water, the element that sustains us all. Deb Alore Kamloops

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Editor: Re: The March 8 letter from H.W. Druskee (‘An argument for keeping time change’): Over the years, I have read too many letters expressing a view in a manner that is insulting or condescending to those of a differing opinion. If one is going to write a letter, does one really think acting that way will convince anyone? The above-referenced letter has this pretty much from beginning to end. Just because time change works for Druskee does not mean that it works for others. I have friends and acquaintances who do get jerked around by time change. Telling us to suck it up is not very friendly. As to the discipline issue, why is it that so many people that tell others to be disciplined tend not to discipline themselves in the area of whether they should be pushing things on others? Mankind did without daylight saving time for thousands of years. Why is it so necessary to keep it when it has a litany of disadvantages? A joke I read about daylight saving time is that it is like cutting off the bottom of a blanket and sewing it to the top in order to lengthen the blanket. If daylight saving time were being proposed today, would we be able to read the proposal without eye-rolls, giggles and the like? A friend of mine thanked me for reminding him the night before about the impending time change. I had to do that to make sure all of us meeting were on the same schedule. Daylight saving time can also cause havoc with scheduling software (as can time zones). Regardless of your view, do enjoy the longer hours of sunlight, whatever we label them. On that much I do agree with Druskee. Gene Wirchenko, Kamloops

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The city has turned down two subsidized electric vehicle charging stations in favour of creating a strategy to encourage increased use of EVs and electric bikes. The city’s development and sustainability committee rejected a proposal last month from the Community Energy Association to take part in its Charge North electric vehicle charging network, which will see 120 Level 2 charging stations built in 40 communities between Penticton and Prince Rupert for $5.3 million. The city estimated it would have had to pitch in up to $14,000 to buy, install and maintain the chargers for five years, with local governments covering between 14 and 27 per cent of the costs, depending on additional funding that could be received for the program. City sustainability services supervisor Glen Cheetham said the timing of the proposal was at odds with the city’s desire to develop its own strategy to encourage electric vehicles and bikes. “At the time, we knew there was an opportunity to develop our own EV strategy,” Cheetham said. The city has been approved for $25,000 in funding from BC Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Program for the study and Cheetham said the city intends to use an additional $25,000

POSTBUDGET VISIT FROM MINISTER Federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng visited Kamloops on Tuesday. The MP from the Ontario riding of riding of Markham-Thornhill was at Thompson Rivers University, where she spoke about skills training details in the recent federal budget. “The nature of work is changing around the world,” Ng said during her stop at the university. “Jobs are becoming more skill-intensive and workers will need a greater ability to adapt throughout their careers.” Later in the day, Ng met with small business owners and entrepreneurs during a Q&A session with Kamloops Chamber of Commerce at Tumbleweeds Lounge in the Plaza Hotel. Read more about that meeting in Friday’s edition of KTW. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

from its climate-action fund to pay a consultant to complete the study by the end of November. Coun. Arjun Singh said electrification is important. “Ultimately, we have to move forward on this kind of work,” he said. As part of the study, the current charging network would be assessed to identify gaps and barriers. The city is home to 14 charging stations, including eight that are public. Opportunities to encourage electric vehicles and bikes could include incentives, zoning changes or other policy. One of the key takeaways will be determining whether the city has enough stations and whether more will encourage increased use of EVs in Kamloops as a way to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Cheetham said transportation accounts for two-thirds of community greenhouse gas emissions. As the city promotes active and public transportation, it knows some people will still opt for single-occupancy vehicles, which is where electric vehicles could come in. “Perhaps an electric vehicle can play a role in helping the transition to low-carbon transportation in our community,” Cheetham said, noting EVs are starting to increase their market share. Challenges could include access to power at multi-family homes and stratas.

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Most overwintering fires will occur within the original fire’s perimeter and the wildfire service said many areas near communities where wildfires burned last year are bein patrolled by firefighters and scanned using thermal-imaging technology. While it is standard practice for the BC Wildfire Service to monitor previous wildfire sites to ensure any flare-ups from overwintering fires are found and douses, members of the public are asked to report any wildfire or smoke they see. The most common visual signs of an overwintering fire are smoke, smouldering ground or open flame within the wildfire’s original perimeter (the outer boundary of a fire).

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The wildfire service said overwintering fires present a limited risk to communities, since previous wildfire areas near communities have been scanned using thermal-imaging technology and were patrolled extensively by firefighters. However, any wildfire activity should be reported, even if it is within a previous wildfire perimeter. To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories,go online to bcwildfire.ca.

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Michele Hadley delivered an impassioned plea to city council on Tuesday afternoon, asking the city to ban single-use plastic bags at point of sale by 2020. Coun. Dale Bass agreed and filed a notice of motion calling for such a ban. The notice of motion will be debated by council next week. Stating the planet is “in crisis,” Hadley said the city needs to recognize its role in the broader picture. “Sustainability is not just the title of a department in our city, it’s a value and it’s a vision,” she said. Hadley said the long-term goal is to eliminate all single-use plastics down the road, with this initiative deemed a first step. Hadley is a member of Ban the Bag Kamloops, a group propos-

ing a ban on single-use plastics, including bags. Bass’s motion goes beyond the delegation request by including straws and cutlery in a proposed single-use plastics ban. Bass said business owners are responsible people and called the initiative one that isn’t new, with other communities adopting similar practices. “Let’s not just talk about it, let’s do it,” Bass said, noting she has hundreds of plastic bags in her house. “We’re killing the planet.” Her notice of motion requests administration draft a bylaw prohibiting business license holders from providing single-use plastic bags, straws and cutlery and provide the draft bylaw to council for consideration on May 28. Once recyclable as part of the city’s curb-side collection, most single-use plastics such as plastic bags are not accepted under Recycle BC rules.

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The delegation request to council noted more than 2,100 signatures have been collected via an online petition in support of the move, in addition to support from local organizations including the Kamloops Naturalist Club, Code Blue Physicians for the Environment, Kamloops Area Preservation Society, Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops. The group has two Facebook pages: Ban the Bag and Kamloops Climate Action. Councillors Bass, Dieter Dudy and Kathy Sinclair pledged during the civic election campaign to support a ban on plastic bags. Mayor Ken Christian earlier told KTW he would prefer imposing a fee and using public education. Last year, Montreal became the first major Canadian city to ban plastic bags, while Salmon Arm recently made a similar pledge. This summer, Vancouver will introduce a ban on plastic straws.

A suite registry and interactive map documenting legal suites could be used to encourage legalization of illegal suites in Kamloops — but enforcement would not likely be beefed up, the city’s development and sustainability committee heard Monday. While it does not have a definitive number, the city said B.C. Assessment has identified about 3,000 residential suites in the city, with only a small fraction of them legal. About 200 building permits in total have been issued for residential suites in Kamloops. By comparison, Kelowna permits about that many in a year. As the city continues to work on policy changes that would allow more secondary suites, councillors on Monday wanted more information on impacts to the current illegal suites. Coun. Arjun Singh wondered about enforcement and incentives to legalize, noting the city has to get changes right in order to increase the rental housing stock. “I kind of see this as having a parallel to cannabis right now,” Singh said. “You have the black market and you have the white market, right?” City community planner Carmin Mazzotta said other communities are not proactively enforcing illegal suites, but instead enforce when health and safety or life-safety issues arise. “If bylaws or a building inspector has to go in, depending on the community, because of one of those concerns, then they will take enforcement action if they identify illegal suites,” he said, noting that results in decommissioning or updating suites to code.

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Coun. Dieter Dudy believes the city needs to take a more proactive approach because some people won’t complain about the conditions of an illegal suite, when it might be unsafe. “The point is people might be living in a dangerous environment and that is very concerning to me,” Dudy said. Jason Dixon, the city’s building and engineering development manager, said costs to legalize a suite could be “very significant.” Suites built more than 40 years ago could be difficult and costly to upgrade due to updates to the building code, he said. Additionally, illegal suites that were built that long ago could have been built to code at that time. The age of the city’s suites inventory is unclear. “We do have situations where secondary suites may have been considered safe say back in the 70s or 80s, but they’re not up to current building standards,” city community planning manager Jason Locke said. “I think our focus is should we focus on doing this right now, moving forward. We know that there are going to be some issues with existing suites. “Unfortunately, we don’t have an army of bylaw officers to go around knocking on doors, but our policy moving forward would be on a complaints basis, which is where we currently are now, and making sure we address the ones that are a nuisance from a health and safety perspective.” Secondary suites will go to a council committee of the whole next week. Zoning bylaw amendments could come this spring. For more information, go online to letstalk.kamloops.ca/Suites.

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OVERUSING ANTIBIOTICS

Antibiotics are one of the most important discoveries of modern medicine, saving millions of lives by treating bacterial infections. Although antibiotics kill most bacteria, some will survive. These surviving bacteria have developed resistance. Antibiotic resistance occurs when the bacteria survives in the presence of an antibiotic. Inappropriate antibiotic usage, when not needed can lead to resistance. Antibiotics will not kill resistant bacteria and worse yet, resistance can be transferred from one bacterium to another. Antibiotics are specific and are only effective against bacterial infections not viruses or other microbes. Remember that it is the bacteria that are resistant, not the individual. Even very healthy people who have never taken an antibiotic can become infected with antibioticresistant bacteria from others in society. That is why antibiotic resistance is a public health issue: a person needs to use antibiotics wisely so others are not adversely affected. In addition, an allergic reaction as a child (for example to penicillin), may not be a true allergy. There are “adverse reactions” or gastrointestinal issues or concurrent fungal overgrowth all of which are not true allergies. So in order to rule this out, you may need to be tested again for a “true” allergy if a prescription of penicillin needs to be prescribed for you as the best antibiotic choice. New research has proved that antibiotics can also destroy your own immune cells and the body’s own “good” microbes and thus they can worsen an already acute oral infection. In essence, working against your own microbes which are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. Researchers examined “resident” bacteria and their fatty acids which can affect certain types of white blood cells, which combat infections in the mouth. Specifically, “Tregs and Th-17 cells” in fighting fungal infections, such as Candida in a laboratory setting. They found that those natural defenses were very effective in reducing infection and unwanted inflammation and antibiotics prevented these natural defenses. Antibiotics are still needed for life threatening infections. No question, but our bodies have many natural defenses that we shouldn’t meddle with and needless overuse of antibiotics is not helpful. We also know there is a definite link between oral health and overall health and thus there are broader implications on the protective effects of “resident microbiota” in other types of infections. Think critically before you ASK a health care provider for an antibiotic rather than being prescribed one for an acute infection.

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Police believe alcohol involved in Westsyde crash TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

Court documents are shedding new light on a head-on crash in Westsyde in February that landed three people in hospital with serious injuries. Two cars collided on Westsyde Road at Anderson Terrace on Feb. 24. Three people — each of the drivers and a passenger from one of the vehicles — were taken to hospital following the wreck. According to an information to obtain a search warrant recently made

public at the Kamloops Law Courts, police believe the driver of one of the vehicles was drunk. A driver called police to report an erratic driver moments before the crash, which left one of the vehicles down an embankment on the side of Westsyde Road. According to the document, one of the vehicles involved in the collision had been seen jumping a snowbank and running into a light pole before the crash. “The red car hit the snow bank and

got air time, landing further down on the sidewalk,” a witness told police, according to the document. “The red car proceeded to travel on the sidewalk while passing cars in the slow lane on Westsyde Road.” The alleged impaired driver was unconscious in hospital following the collision. Police later obtained a separate warrant to obtain a sample of his blood to test it for alcohol. The alleged drunk driver has not been charged. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraser awaits sentencing in murder case TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A man found guilty of second-degree murder will be sentenced the week of April 15. Last December, a jury found Stephen George Fraser, 58, guilty as charged in connection with the Feb. 11, 2017, death of 26-year-old Cody Foster. Second-degree murder comes with a mandatory life sentence, with parole eligibility between 10 and 25 years, but

the jury made no recommendation on the length of time Fraser will serve behind bars before being eligible for parole. That will be for Justice Len Marchand to decide. Fraser stabbed Foster to death while visiting him at his home in a Dallas trailer park. Foster sustained multiple stab wounds and lacerations to his face and neck, as well as a broken jaw, nose and skull. During the trial, Fraser took the stand and described killing Foster in selfdefence, claiming Foster told Fraser he

had to kill him and was a member of the Independent Soldiers gang. He said he stabbed Foster and a fight ensued, but Crown prosecutor Alex Janse pointed out the lack of defensive wounds on either man, indicating this was not a two-sided fight. The trial spanned about two weeks, and the jury returned a verdict having been tasked with considering the partial defence of provocation, which could have found Fraser guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

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the identity of his victim, pleaded guilty to one count of sexually touching a person under 16. Standing in the prisoners’ box wearing an orange prison-issued sweatsuit, the offender wept while entering his guilty plea. Details of the incident have not been made public.

A Kamloops provincial court judge ordered the man to undergo an incustody psychiatric assessment with a component exploring the likelihood of his re-offending. Lawyers are slated to meet on April 29 to set a date for the man’s next appearance in court.


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Legislature committee has few recommendations on ride hailing services CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA — An all-party committee examining ride-hailing regulations in British Columbia recommends few restrictions when it comes to boundaries, fares, and supplies of vehicles and drivers. But Transportation Minister Claire Trevena is applying the brakes to at least one of the committee’s recommendations when it comes to the licences drivers must hold. The nine-member committee recommended drivers only need a Class 5 licence to operate ride-hailing vehicles, but Trevena said she’s staying firm with a Class 4 requirement because it provides more safety for passengers. Most drivers in B.C. hold a Class 5 licence, but drivers of taxis, ambulances and small

Service disrupted after ferry hits dock CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA — A British Columbia ferry loaded with passengers and vehicles bound for the Sunshine Coast was involved in a docking accident Tuesday. BC Ferries said in a statement no injuries to passengers or crew were reported when the Queen of Surrey hit the berth at the Langdale terminal as it was attempting to dock after arriving from Horseshoe Bay. It said a tug was dispatched to the scene to assist the vessel. BC Ferries dispatched another vessel to the terminal to provide limited vehicle service. Travellers were also being redirected to other ferry services at Earls Cove and Saltery Bay, Powell River and Comox, Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay or Duke Point and Tsawwassen, as well as water taxi service.

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OTTAWA — Opposition parties have failed to convince the Liberals to let the House of Commons ethics committee probe further into allegations of political interference in the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin. The Liberal majority on the committee voted down a motion backed by Conservatives and New

Democrats that would have seen former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board president Jane Philpott testify about the controversy. “The coverup continues,’’ Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said after the meeting ended. Wilson-Raybould told the justice House of Commons justice committee last month that she was pressured by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

his senior advisers and senior ad visors to the finance minister, to overrule the decision by the director of public prosecutions not to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin rather than proceed to a criminal trial on fraud charges. She has said she believes she was shuffled out of justice in January because she wouldn’t change her mind. Trudeau has denied anything improper occurred but

has been unable to change the channel from the saga that has badly hurt his public image. He said the whole thing boils down to a breakdown in trust between him, his aides and Wilson-Raybould. During the almost twohour-long meeting Tuesday, Conservatives and New Democrats urged their Liberal colleagues to put partisan issues aside and agree to have the ethics committee take on the probe.

China blocks Canadian canola shipment CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Canadian farmers are facing an uncertain future after China escalated its feud over canola on Tuesday. “There is a lot of confusion amongst farmers about what is able to be exported,’’ said David Quist, executive director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers. China blocked canola ship-

ments from a second Canadabased producer on Tuesday over alleged contamination issues. A statement on China’s General Administration of Customs website said officials detected several hazardous organisms in canola shipments from Regina-based Viterra Inc. Viterra, which is part of Glencore Agriculture, did not immediately respond

to a request for comment. Winnipeg-based Richardson International Ltd. had its export permit revoked in March due to hazardous organisms allegedly found in the company’s product. Since then, the Canola Council of Canada said all of its members have reported that Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase their products.

The result is uncertainty at the cusp of planting season, which begins in mid- to lateApril for many farmers. Quist said farmers have a lot of questions: “Therefore, a lot of people are saying: ‘What should I be planting? What should I be putting in the ground? Is there going to be a market for my product by the end of harvest season when it’s coming off the field?’’

Trump takes victory lap, Dems seek full report ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald World News Trump took a victory lap on Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel’s Russia probe, even as Democrats demanded the release of Robert Mueller’s full report and intensified their focus on health care and other policy disputes. The Affordable Care Act took centre stage for both parties after a season of congressional business that’s been mostly about Trump, including the investigations and the government shutdown.

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Gaza violence intensifies with Israel JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. Schools in southern Israel were cancelled following the violence that threatened to escalate into a major conflict just two weeks before the Israeli elections.


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ruce Damer doesn’t really have a typical day. What he does have is a busy life full of technological and scientific endeavours of a wide variety. His most recent work has taken him to Yellowstone National Park and Rotorua, New Zealand, to conduct field research on his new theory on the origins of life. Next week, he will be meeting with Google to see if the company can help him simulate ideas within that theory using its artificial intelligence engine. The week after that, he’s meeting with a group to form a new space company that will use balloons to capture and fix satellites in orbit. And a week after that, he’ll be in Cambridge to speak with evolutionary biologists about rethinking evolution beyond the ideas of Charles Darwin. His research and ideas have taken him a long way from Kamloops, where he grew up. Damer began his undergraduate studies in computer science at Cariboo College in 1980, later earning a bachelor’s degree from University of Victoria and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California. In 2011, he earned a doctorate from University College Dublin. He’s put all of that education to work. In the 1980s, he developed some of the earliest personal computer user interfaces. In the 1990s, he led a community that brought the first multi-user virtual worlds to the internet. More recently, he’s worked for the NASA Astrobiology Institute and on the Mars 2020 team, and as a researcher at University of

Bruce Damer next to a 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolite — a rock-like structure he studied while researching the origins of life in Western Australia.

California at Santa Cruz. At UC Santa Cruz, Damer paired up with biologist David Deamer to develop and publish a new theory on the origins of life that involve life evolving on land in hot spring pools, rather than deep in the ocean. “It’s like if you have a bathtub and, when you dry it down, a ring around the outside forms. It’s in those rings where the chemistry of life can start,” he told KTW. “If you keep refilling and drying down your bathtub, you can make little things that, over time go through selection — some pop or break and some don’t — and

the ones that don’t are on their way toward life.” Damer has also applied his computer science expertise to these ideas. “It’s like a chemical operating system booting up,” he said, using the metaphor of a computer or cellphone starting. “Initially you just provide energy and you get a screen that says it’s starting up, but what it has to do is start up all these services and applications before you can get to the user interface that talks to the network and everything.” The idea of mixing biology and computing is based in part,

he said, on what he learned at Cariboo College in 1980. Damer’s start toward all of these endeavours was here in Kamloops. He spent all of his elementary and secondary school years in the city, as well as one year at Cariboo College. For some insight on what the scientist was like as a student, KTW spoke with Jim Hebden, a Kam High science teacher Damer spent a lot of time chatting with — even though Damer was never a student of his. Hebden used to eat lunch in his classroom and make time for students who needed some extra

help or tutoring — and that’s when Damer appeared. “One day, Bruce just appeared in my classroom. He wasn’t in my chemistry classes. He just sat down and asked if we could talk for a bit,” Hebden said. “That evolved into him coming quite regularly at lunch and we just chatted and chatted about everything under the sun.” Hebden said he remembers Damer sharing his ideas about space flight — but there was almost nothing he didn’t want to talk about. “He was bright. He just seemed interested in everything. After I’d finished a conversation with him, it felt like my head had been sucked dry,” he said. Hebden taught for 27 years, all of them at Kam High, and recalled the excellent science department — and other sterling departments — the school boasted, especially for a city the size of Kamloops. Hebden, current president of the Big Little Science Centre Society, said he’s seen potential like Damer’s in his students before, but it isn’t always the case that potential is realized, nor does he usually get the chance to meet his former pupils again later in life and see what they have made of themselves. He said to see Damer go from his student to how successful he is now is satisfying. “For a teacher, it’s almost like what you live for,” he said. Damer has returned to Kamloops to receive a distinguished alumni award from Thompson Rivers University, which he will receive Friday at an awards dinner. On Thursday, he will speak at TRU at 1 p.m. as part of the science department’s speaker series. The event will be held in the House of Learning building in room 190. It is free to attend and open to the public.

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RIH Radiothon on Thursday GOAL IS TO RAISE $100,000 The fifth annual Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Radiothon will take place on Thursday. Presented by the RIH Foundation, Radio NL and Sun Country Toyota, the radiothon is aiming to raise more than $100,000 for Royal Inland Hospital when broadcasting begins at 6 a.m. The radio station will be broadcasting live from the hospital for 12 hours — from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. — urging listeners to donate to the cause. All funds received will help buy equipment for RIH, including stretchers, beds, operating room instruments, cardiology equipment, ventilators and fetal monitors. RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman said the hospital has for decades been the heart of Kamloops, providing care for residents. “Every day, we see the impact that your donations have on patients and their families,” she said. “The radiothon offers an opportunity for the public to hear those stories come to life as well as an opportunity for our community to give back.” Throughout the day on the radio, patients, physicians, other health-care professionals and RIH Foundation supporters will share stories about the importance of the hospital to the city and region. The RIH Foundation will have a team of volunteers answering phone calls and thanking the community for donations made. Those wishing to make a donation can do so by calling 250-851-8821 on Thursday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Online donations are being accepted at rihfoundation.ca.

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The weekend’s Holi Festival in Riverside Park was a colourful celebration of the arrival of spring. The annual Hindu festival attracted many Kamloopsians, including Arabi Mahmud (left), Jaspreet Kour and Loveleen Guron in top photo and Donovan Cavers and niece Ave in photo at right. Above, participants dance joyously to the music.

The Kamloops Hospice Association is holding its Evening to Remember fundraiser on May 10 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre. The association anticipates a sold-out room with 480 people enjoying dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Tickets are $100 and available online at tinyurl.com/yxp2nyl9 or by calling 250-372-1336.


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TOURISM KAMLOOPS PHOTO The inaugural Tourism Kamloops Luv’n Loops tour group hit four downtown spots on March 21. The next tour is on April 25. Want in? Go online to tourismkamloops.com/valueoftourism.

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Tourism Kamloops kicked off its Luv’n the Loops campaign last week with 25 Kamloopsians joining tour host Jennifer Friend. Luv’n the Loops is a program designed to empower residents to become local ambassadors through monthly excursions. The program’s goal is to ensure every resident of Kamloops can easily share three activities to do in the city — whether they are asked by a visiting family member or through a random encounter with a tourist. The monthly tours to showcase what is happening in Kamloops are free to all participants. Those wishing to take part can tell Tourism Kamloops why they should be on the next bus by going online to tourismkamloops.com/valueoftourism. For those who do not get on the bus for the monthly tours, there will be coupons for Kamloops residents to participate in the four weeks following each tour. The first tour took place on

March 21 and took locals to four downtown addresses. While the group visited Red Collar Brewing Co. and Forno on 5th, toured back alley murals with KCBIA’s CAP Team and sampled sweet treats at Cocoa Dot Cakes, social-media posts also revealed street-corner signing, dancing with strangers, patio leap frog and impromptu renditions of the YMCA in front of a mural. “It’s days like today that I am so very grateful for what Kamloops has to offer,” said Tourism Kamloops’ Monica Dickinson following the first tour. “To share what we do daily at Tourism Kamloops with our Kamloops residents is such an

honour and a tonne of fun. “We know personal recommendations are a powerful marketing tool when inspiring travel planning and now engaging our Kamloops residents to build tourism ambassadorship at the local level allows them to share in the work of Tourism Kamloops to build credibility and connection to our city.” When asked to cite the best part of the tour, participant Ruth Lidster replied: “I wouldn’t have thought about the murals, but I will now. I will treasure that mural map for the future. When I go to other cities, I do walking tours like this, but have never thought about doing one here.” The Luv’n the Loops tours will continue each month for the next year. Custom itineraries will bring residents to all corners of Kamloops and will welcome all ages and abilities. Tour details are always a surprise until the group boards the buses. The next tour will take place on April 25.

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Westsyde Pool set to get a lift The City of Kamloops will be purchasing a new portable aqua fit lift for the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre after receiving $12,300 in funding through the Rick Hansen Foundation’s BC Accessibility Grants Program. City community development co-ordinator Ben Chobater said the equipment is on order and will arrive at the pool, which is at 859 Bebek Rd., at a later date. Chobater said similar equipment previously at the pool required replacement. The new lift differs in its portability, with the ability to move from the pool to the hot tub. The grant covers the full cost of the equipment. Asked who it will help, Chobater said: “All sorts of people, all diverse abilities, from seniors to people with mobility challenges. Anyone who has a challenge getting in and out of a pool.” The city conducts audits of its facilities and accepts feedback from the public on matters of accessibility and Mayor Ken Christian noted in a

press release the city’s goal of creating an “inclusive city where people of all abilities are living to their full potential.” WOMEN’S CONFERENCE IN LOGAN LAKE For the third consecutive year, the Church on the Hill in Logan Lake will host its IF Conference for Women. The program at the church (237 Jasper Dr.) will take place on Friday (beginning at 6 p.m.) and Saturday (beginning at 9 a.m.). Included in the registration fee of $40 will be speakers, live music, refreshments, door prizes and a catered lunch on Saturday. This program is open to all women throughout the region. For more information and to register, contact Shiloh by phone at 778-586-4156 or by email at Crystal crystalrabino@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 27, at noon.

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A rendering of what a performing-arts centre might look like if it rises at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue.

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A Kamloops councillor says any borrowing the city might undertake toward building a performing-arts centre should go to a referendum. Coun. Arjun Singh noted the public previously voted down borrowing for a PAC. “I think referendum is the cleanest way because you went to referendum once, people said no,” Singh said. In 2015, a referendum to borrow $49 million to pay for a $91-million facility at the corner of Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue downtown failed, with 54 per cent of those voting opposed and 46 per cent of those voting in favour. Voter turnout was 32 per cent. Municipalities are required to seek public approval for liabilities spanning more than five years. That approval can come via referendum or an alternative approval process known as counter petition. The latter means the city moves forward, but residents have the opportunity to quash the borrowing plan with a petition signed by at least 10 per cent of the electorate within 30 days. If that is accomplished, the city can kill the proposal or send it to a referendum. In 2011, one of the few counter petitions to succeed involved a plan by

the city to borrow $8 million to build a parkade in the Lorne Street parking lot at Riverside Park. Opponents needed 6,500 signatures to force the city to kill the plan or go to referendum. They ended up collecting 9,400 signatures in a five-week period and council quashed the proposal. “I think you have to figure out how the best way is to win a referendum, would be kind of the thought process,” Singh said. “Not to win it in a way which is underhanded, but to really engage people who had concerns before,” he said. “What do we hear as the top concerns people had about not doing it in the community, right? I don’t think people in this town don’t support the arts. I think people in this town have other concerns that have to be engaged with and talked about. What are those? And go from there.” Singh said he is keeping his eye on public discourse related to the new PAC proposal. Calling himself a “supporter,” Singh said economics are key and the project should have minimal impact on taxpayers, including operating costs. “Even if you can get it built through basically capital-grant funding, that doesn’t really involve a lot of city taxation money, I’d be concerned how much taxation money goes to the

operating of that,” he said. Singh said revenue opportunities should be explored carefully. For example, he said multicultural groups have approached councillors, seeking space for events. Tourism Kamloops is also pushing for conference space. “Is there space for other groups so it becomes a civic centre?” Singh said, noting it could bring in funds to offset operating costs. Kamloops businessman and philanthropist Ron Fawcett made a pitch to council earlier this year for a $70-million, 103,000-square-foot arts centre in the same location previously proposed, the former Kamloops Daily News property, which is currently a city parking lot. The proposal includes plans for 1,200-, 450- and 75-seat theatres, as well as a cafe, outdoor cafe area, rehearsal halls and meeting spaces. Absent from the pitch was a controversial parkade included in the previous proposal. Council has yet to announce public direction on a PAC, though it is expected it will at least seek a business case. Fawcett donated the plans and has pledged to donate the Telus annex building next door, which he purchased for use with the PAC, with a total financial donation of between $8 million and $10 million.

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Agency confirms land title office will stay in city BUT OFFICE WILL BE MOVING FROM ITS SPACE IN KAMLOOPS LAW COURTS TO ANOTHER SITE IN CITY SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com

In response to concerns raised by two Kamloops MLAs, a spokesperson for the Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA) said the office isn’t moving out of Kamloops, but will be relocating within the city. Todd Stone and Peter Milobar, B.C. Liberal MLAs for Kamloops-South Thompson and Kamloops-North Thompson, respectively, had been raising concerns regarding rumours the Kamloops land title office, currently housed inside the Kamloops Law Courts on Columbia Street, was going to leave the city. “The LTSA has no plans to close the Kamloops land title office and we have responded in writing to the MLAs with this message,” an LTSA spokesperson wrote in an email to KTW. While the land title office won’t be moving out of town, according to the LTSA spokesperson, the agency is looking for a smaller space, noting there are plans for hard copy records currently kept in Kamloops to be moved to vault space in Victoria. The LTSA spokesperson said the move will result in no reduction in staff at the Kamloops office. Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly has filed a notice of motion, to be debated on April 2, urging council to ask the LTSA “for an immediate moratorium on the relocation of the documents” in Kamloops until Mayor Ken Christian and/or a council delegate meets with the LTSA president and Forests Minister Doug Donaldson and until all First Nations that have documents at the Kamloops land title registry have been consulted.

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Aberdeen Mall will soon welcome the sweet scents of Saje Natural Wellness. The Canadian-owned and operated company, which focuses on essential oils and natural remedies, will open in the coming months in the space formerly occupied by the Metalsmiths Sterling Jewelry in the lower level of the mall. “Construction is going on right now,” Aberdeen Mall general manager Sandra Neufeld said. “It’ll be in the coming months.”

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Saje has stores in the Lower Mainland and Kelowna. Neufeld said chains that typically enter a local market with a population of about 100,000 are coming to Kamloops as a result of population growth, demand from outlying communities and sophisticated loyalty programs that track from where customers are purchasing items.

Saje, for example, knows which customers are travelling to Kelowna to pick up a bottle of Liquid Sunshine or Peppermint Halo. “It’s good news for us,” Neufeld said. “Technology is working to our advantage.” Metalsmiths vacated the mall in February. Neufeld said it closed because its lease was up.

Neufeld said other stores that have recently opened in Aberdeen Mall, including Lululemon and Sephora, are doing well. “They’re really happy with how they’re performing,” she said. Meanwhile, there is no official word on which stores will occupy the former Sears space at the mall. KTW has heard the 120,000-square-foot, two-storey space could be occupied by multiple tenants, possibly including Marshalls, Old Navy, H&M, GoodLife Fitness and a grocery store.

RIH tower project earns international honour KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Royal Inland Hospital patient-care tower project has been named the 2018 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year at an awards ceremony earlier this month in New York City. EllisDon is building the $417-million addition to the hospital on Columbia Street. In a press release, EllisDon

vice-president Ben Deeley said: “I’m extremely proud of the EllisDon team that worked so hard to ensure our success on the Royal Inland Hospital patientcare tower project and this award is further acknowledgement of that effort.” The award was handed out during the Infrastructure Journal Global Awards, which honour project agreements that have closed in the previous year in the

international infrastructure and energy sectors. The award selection process includes working rigorously with industry experts to find the best delivered deals, explains the release. The RIH patient-care tower project follows the $70-million clinical-services building and parkade facility that came in $10 million under budget. The remaining funds will be used in

the patient-care tower project, a two-phased endeavour that was approved in July 2015. Phase one includes the construction of a new tower with two levels of underground parking and is expected to be completed by spring 2022. Phase two includes renovations to the existing hospital building and is expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024.

Local CHBA group wins provincial award for engagement KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association has won the Membership Engagement Award, as chosen by the provincial homebuilders’ association. The award recognizes the activities, programs and membership value in the local association. “We are a strong association because of our membership,” said CHBA-CI president Kelly Reid. “Increasing membership value in all that we do is our number one goal, whether that is through our monthly dinner meetings, education and training, or increased advocacy with all levels of government.” The award was handed out earlier this month at a ceremony in Vancouver.

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ame 3 of the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference quarter-final series featuring the Kamloops Blazers and Victoria Royals was played on Tuesday after KTW’s press deadline. The series was tied at 1-1 heading into the contest. Our print deadline makes it impossible to analyze the game in these pages (find the recap online at kamloopsthisweek.com), so instead we’ll take a look at a few series storylines. ANYONE’S TO WIN If both teams were healthy, the Royals would be favourites to advance to Round 2. Victoria won the regular season series 5-3-1, a record that may

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Both teams are not healthy. The Royals scratched these players in at least one game last weekend on Vancouver Island: F Kaid Oliver, F Tyus Gent, D Jake Kustra, D Mitchell Prowse, D Jameson Murray and D Matthew Smith. Most notable on the list are Oliver, the Royals’ leading scorer who seems unlikely to play in the series, and the blueliners, especially Prowse, Kustra and Smith. Making matters worse for Victoria are apparent injuries to D-Jay Jerome, who tied for third in team scoring, and standout blueliner Ralph Jarratt. Jerome played sparingly on Saturday and Jarratt appeared to be ailing from multiple knocks. Meanwhile, the Blazers were without Connor Zary, the 17-yearold forward who missed both

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weekend games with an undisclosed injury. That was a big blow, but the red-hot sniper was likely to return to the lineup on Tuesday. Jeff Faith, who was hurt in Saturday’s game, practised on Monday and was a good bet to play Tuesday, meaning the Blazers may be back to full health. The Royals have been forced to ice a pair of affilliated players on the blue line, Noah Lamb and Carson Golder, who combine for 11 games of WHL experience. Their introduction to playoff hockey comes against a team aiming to put pucks behind defencemen and punish them. The Blazers have been at their best in this series when utilizing brute force, led in that department by Faith, captain Jermaine Loewen and Ryley Appelt, who is playing the best hockey of his

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That may have benefitted the home team, as the Blazers fell flat. They were either weary from a string of what were essentially elimination games or too used to feeding off the energy of must-win hockey. An amped crowd may have provided energy to repurpose. Game 2 was better, but still a far cry from last week on Mark Recchi Way. This one is up for grabs. WHODUNIT? Gamesmanship is part of what makes the playoffs intriguing. Our first dose during this Round 1 series came with the Kobe Mohr suspension. The Blazers’ 19-year-old forward was banned for two games for “action at Victoria on March 22.” Before we go any further, let’s deal with the ridiculousness of “action at Victoria.” He hacked an official with his stick after a faceoff. Why can’t the league be a little more specific? When I first read “action at Victoria,” before I realized the suspension was for swatting an official, my first thought was Mohr might have uttered some sort of offensive slur. I’m not the only one who thought that. Let’s get back to the gamesmanship. Mohr told KTW the Royals asked the league to review the incident (multiple Blazers’ sources believe that to be the case) that led to his suspension, noting he felt a conversation with the official after the swipe, which he said contacted the official’s skate, had resolved the issue. “It just sucks that Victoria would send that in and get me out of these games,” Mohr told KTW. Royals’ bench boss Dan Price was crystal clear with media: “The league initiated that on their own.” Someone has it wrong. My take: Who cares who initiated it? Mohr’s lights upstairs switched off for a moment, during which a boneheaded play occurred. The suspension is warranted. He’ll be back for Game 4. IN THE CREASE The Blazers started 16-yearold goaltender Dylan Garand in Game 1. He was lights out during the squad’s improbable drive to the post-season and team brass opted to sit 20-year-old Vegas Golden Knights’ signee Dylan Ferguson, who had recovered from injury and was available to

SPENCER PICKLES/BLACK PRESS MEDIA Tanner Sidaway (right) of the Victoria Royals and Jackson Caller of the Kamloops Blazers mix it up in Game 2 of a Western Conference quarter-final series on Vancouver Island on Saturday. Game 3 was played at Sandman Centre on Tuesday. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com for the game story.

start the playoff opener. Garand, from Victoria, did not play poorly, but Kamloops fell 4-0. KTW got wind of a meeting that occurred after the game in which coaches and staff shared opinions on who should start Game 2. Suspicion festered when Blazers’ head coach Serge Lajoie, who was happy to reveal on Friday morning who would start Game 1, refused to tell KTW on Saturday afternoon who would take the crease that night. Lajoie was not the only staff member to dodge the question. Ferguson, from Lantzville, about 130 kilometres north of Victoria, started and was rocksolid, earning his first playoff victory after waiting four years for his post-season experience. The net is again his to lose. GM Matt Bardsley said the Blazers’ loss in Game 1 did not lead to the goaltending change, noting Ferguson was returning from injury and the extra night off gave him more recovery time. But I doubt Ferguson would have started Game 2 if Kamloops had won 4-0 on Friday. CLOAK AND DAGGER During the regular season,

teams are required to reveal basic information about injuries. Doctors and trainers combine to issue status updates, even if they are vague, which are published each Monday in the WHL Weekly Report. Terms of length, such as dayto-day and week-to-week, are revealed and injuries are classified as upper- or lower-body. All that is thrown out the window during the post-season. Clubs are not required to say anything about injuries and they do their best to keep mum. The Blazers, for example, kept this travelling reporter in the dark about Zary’s injury prior to Game 1, although a little snooping revealed he was ruled out for Game 2, but expected back on Tuesday. Price was equally ambiguous on the injury front during a media scrum prior to Game 2. You can’t blame them. They want to make it as tough as possible for the opposition to prepare and would rather not reveal the specifics of an injury, knowing it may be targeted if they do. Game 4 will be played on Wednesday at Sandman Centre. Faceoff is 7 p.m.


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Ross wins Interior poker title Paul Ross won the first annual B.C. Interior Poker Championship, which wrapped up at Chances Gaming Centre on Sunday. Ross won the grand prize, which includes a trip for two to either Mexico or Paris. Sponsored by Kamloops law firm Hauer and Co., the championship included a 10-week schedule of games, which were free to play. A second poker tournament season is planned for January 2020. More information on the tournament is online at bcinteriorpoker.com. HOT START The TRU WolfPack started the Canadian College Baseball Conference campaign with four straight victories over the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in Lethbridge on the weekend. TRU bested PBA 10-5 and 8-3 on Friday. Tyler Hodder

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BRIEFS pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out eight batters. Liam Rihela was 5-for-5 at the plate. In the rematch, starting pitcher Tyler Moskalyk had a nice outing, allowing two runs in eight innings of work and striking

out nine batters. The WolfPack won 24-3 and 6-5 on Saturday. An offensive outburst in the first game was followed by strong pitching from Bryant Jameus, Cole Paquin and Dawson Rempel in the rematch. TRU is scheduled to host a pair of games against the Calgary Dinos this weekend. Game times are 1 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Canada Games Field on McArthur Island.

GET ON THE LINKS The B.C. Golf Zone 2 Junior Tour is accepting registrations. Golfers ages 10 to 18 are invited to sign up for the tour, which runs from mid-April to early June, with events held on weekends. Registrants should be able to shoot 100 or less on 18 holes and finish a round in about four hours. For more information, go online to zone2.org/junior or call tour co-ordinator Peter Haines at 250558-0864.

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Raiders earn split The Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders split a pair of B.C. Rugby Union matches at Exhibition Park on Saturday. Riley Halvorson (2), Aliyah Rodominski, Tori McQueen and Lindsay Stobbe had tries for Kamloops in a 31-29 victory over the Bayside Sharks of South Surrey in women’s first-division play. Jess Oldenburger booted three conversions. The Raiders improved to 1-1. Bayside bested Kamloops 36-24 in men’s second-division action, with Wes Black (3) and Elliott Overhoff scoring tries for the home team. Prop Greg Thomson slotted two long-range conversions. Kamloops dropped to 8-3. The Raiders will play host to the Brit Lions of Delta on Saturday at Exhibition Park, with kickoff set for 11:15 a.m. for the women (1-1) and 12:45 p.m. for the men (8-3). KRC alumni are asked to gather for a team photo at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The picture will be used when the club is inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame on May 11 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.

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Brier/Scotties format remains a talking point GREGORY STRONG

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Two years into the latest competition format change at the Canadian men’s and women’s curling championships, the subject remains as polarizing as ever. “There’s no right or wrong,’’ said reigning Tim Hortons Brier champion Kevin Koe. “Everyone’s going to have a different preference.’’ In 2018, the defending champion and all provincial and territorial men’s winners were given direct entry into the Brier along with a wild-card team. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts also went to a 16-team setup. The format remained a talking point among fans and athletes through the recent 2019 playdowns, likely because interest was higher as it’s a nonOlympic season and both events had deeper fields with more top names.

Curling Canada scrapped the so-called relegation format after the 2017 championships and replaced it with a system of two pools of eight teams. Qualification games were dumped in favour of a preliminary round that lasts until midweek, followed by a two-day championship round that determined the four playoff teams. Critics of the current format point to the fact that blowouts are common with more weaker teams in the main draw. Some rival teams don’t play each other because they’re in separate pools. There’s also less time to recover if a team has a slow start to the competition. “It really has the feel

of two different weeks,’’ said Brad Gushue, who skipped Team Canada the last two years. “You play your pool play and don’t see half of the field and then all of a sudden you show up on Thursday and Friday and you’ve got four really difficult teams. “From a viewer’s perspective, you’re seeing a lot of mismatched games where they’re over early or not close. All of a sudden you get to Thursday and Friday and there’s four games out on the sheet that you’d like to watch. From a pure viewing perspective, I really don’t like it.’’ Supporters feel the format creates more intensity in the early going. The looming cutoff for the championship round heightens the drama on Tuesday and Wednesday, and top rinks still play hard since their records carry over. “Is this the right format? I don’t think anybody knows what the right format is yet,’’ said

Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs. “I think it’s pretty good. At the end of the day, I think it still gets the top four teams into the playoffs at the end of the week. “You’re still going to crown a very worthy Canadian champion.’’ The current format ensures all member associations get a main-draw entry. The unpopular bronzemedal game was also dropped last year. “I don’t mind the format,’’ said Northwest Territories skip Jamie Koe. “It’s not as much of a grind as the full round-robin. The only thing I really don’t like is we don’t see have the teams in the tournament. I have some good friends in the other pool that you don’t see at all because you’re on totally different schedules.’’ The 2020 Scotties is scheduled for Feb. 14 to Feb. 23 in Moose Jaw, Sask. The 2020 Brier will be played from Feb. 29 to March 8 in Kingston, Ont.

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The Kamloops Blazers captured the BC Hockey Bantam Tier 2 title on Friday night at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, shutting out the Coquitlam Chiefs 3-0 in the gold-medal game. Sam Zulyniak, Kaleb Preymak and J.J. Ward scored for the Blazers and Johnny Hicks posted the shutout.

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MIAMI — Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the quarter-finals at the Miami Open. The 18-year-old from Montreal, who had to win two qualifying matches just to get into the ATP Tour Masters 1000 event, upset No. 17 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 7-6 (4), 6-4 in a fourthround match on Tuesday. Auger-Aliassime, ranked 57th in the world, becomes just the second qualifier in the last 20 years to reach the Miami quarterfinals. Argentina’s Guillermo Canas was the other, advancing to the final in 2007. The Canadian’s days of having to qualify for tournaments will come to an end shortly, now that his ranking has improved. Entry deadlines for tournaments are weeks before events begin — and Auger-Aliassime’s ranking wasn’t good enough at the Miami cutoff to get him direct entry. Auger-Aliassime is guaranteed to move up to at least 41st next week with his latest victory. He is the first player born in the 2000s to reach the top 50. In the quarter-final round, Auger-Aliassime will play the winner of a match between No. 11 seed

Borna Coric of Croatia and No. 27 seed Nick Kyrgios of Australia. The hard-hitting Basilashvili dominated much of the first set against Auger-Aliassime and finally got a break to go up 6-5. Auger-Aliassime battled back and converted his lone break-point opportunity of the first set to tie it at 6-6. In the tiebreak, two straight aces by Auger-Aliassime and an ensuing double fault by Basilashvili put the Canadian on top for good. Auger-Aliassime broke Basilashvili twice in the second set, allowing him to win on serve in the final game. No. 20 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., was scheduled to play No. 8 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in a fourth-round match later Tuesday. Auger-Aliassime upset Tsitsipas in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., last week. Shapovalov and India’s Rohan Bopanna will play a men’s doubles quarterfinal against twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan of the United States on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded women’s doubles team of Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Yifan Xu of China also has reached the quarterfinals.

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Gonzaga swings a deal CANADA’S

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When leaders at Gonzaga were looking to sweeten the pot for their basketball team in exchange for staying in the West Coast Conference, they knew exactly where the money might come from. NCAA Tournament payouts. With the perennially contending Zags being courted by the Mountain West, athletic director Mike Roth sought a way for WCC teams — namely, his team — to get paid for winning in the tournament and to move away from the even split of tournament revenue that most conferences prefer, regardless of who wins. “It was a unique situation,’’ Roth said. “We had one conference that wanted us and one conference that wanted to keep us. So, welcome to America.’’ In reality, many conferences’ revenue-sharing arrangements aren’t all that “American,’’ per se, in that they don’t abide by one of the main concepts of capitalism — you earn what your product is worth in the market. Instead, the Power Five leagues and many of the mid-majors divide money evenly, regardless of how their teams perform. It means that one team’s run in March Madness is good for everyone in the conference, but it can also lead to some crazy discrepancies. It’s not all that big a deal to the big boys, considering the basketball money makes up no more than 10 per cent of the overall revenue the Power Five conferences dole out each year; football TV contracts and money from bowl games and the College Football Playoff make up a sizable portion of revenues, which total more than $600 million annually for the biggest leagues. But in the West Coast Conference and a lot of other mid-majors that don’t have big football television contracts, that NCAA basketball money

GONZAGA ATHLETICS PHOTO Kamloops product Kelly Olynyk is a forward for the MIami Heat, but he once played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, his college hoops team.

is a much bigger piece of the pie. The thought of teams in the lower half of the conference making money based on the success of winners doesn’t go down as smoothly. Gonzaga had been in that position for a long time. According to statistics compiled by the AP, the Zags brought in more than $51 million to the WCC since 1999 based on their success — 21 straight NCAA appearances, one Final Four and, most recently, five straight trips to the Sweet 16. The NCAA suggests that conferences split the money evenly among all members, which would pay Gonzaga $9.1 million, but the Zags negotiated a new deal to reap an even bigger share starting with money earned from this year’s tournament. Under terms of the compromise, the conference will now divide the first unit of tournament revenue evenly among the 10 teams, but give the teams a larger slice of any additional units they generate by winning games. This year, an NCAA unit is worth at least $1.68 million — an amount likely to grow over six years of payments. Every conference with an automatic bid gets one unit to disperse as it sees fit. Gonzaga has produced a total of 50 units in the 1997-2018 period studied by The AP. The other nine teams from the WCC have combined for 40.

Botterill, Francis, Hextall form Canadian management team CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — Buffalo Sabres’ general manager Jason Botterill, former Carolina Hurricanes’ GM Ron Francis and ex-Philadelphia Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall will serve as the management team for Canada’s 2019 world hockey championship squad. The trio will be in charge of the team competing in Slovakia from May 10 to May 26. The Winnipeg-born Botterill is about to finish his second season with the Sabres, who

meeting between the CONCACAF rivals. The most recent game was in 2017, when Canada won 3-2. Mexico, ranked 27th in the world, did not qualify for the World Cup this year. Canada is ranked fifth. Canada has three wins and two draws this year. The team’s next game is against host England on April 5. Canada opens the World Cup on June 10 against Cameroon in France. “We’ve been working incredibly hard for months to prepare and the momentum of a home match and the support of our fans will make a huge difference,” Matheson said.

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will miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Prior to his run with the Sabres, Botterill spent 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office. Francis, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., spent 12 seasons in management roles with the Hurricanes before being let go last year. Hextall, of Brandon, was fired late last year by the Flyers. He joined the Flyers in 2014 after seven years with the Los Angeles Kings’ front office. “We are excited to

welcome these three gentlemen and their extensive experience in the NHL and international hockey, both as general managers and players,’’ Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada, said in a statement. “We know Jason, Ron and Ron will represent our country with a tremendous amount of pride, and we look forward to working with this group as we set our sights on bringing home a gold medal at the 2019 IIHF world championship.’’

TORONTO — Canada will play a friendly against Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto before departing for the Women’s World Cup. Soccer Canada has confirmed the game for May 18, marking the national team’s seventh match of 2019. “Playing at home in front of our Canadian fans ahead of major tournaments are some of my favourite games, so there is no better way for us to make our final preparations for the World Cup than to play on home soil against Mexico, a long-time rival of ours,’’ midfielder Diana Matheson said in a statement. It will be the 24th

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37. Intestinal pouches 38. Eight 39. Emerald Isle 40. Interpret characters 41. Abandon 43. Felines 45. Energy and enthusiasm 46. Resembles a pouch 47. Relating to sense of smell 49. Swiss river 50. Bradley Int’l Airport 53. __ __ __ __ yonder 57. Tarred and ___ 58. Boyish 59. This (Spanish) 60. Male parent 61. Lounge chair

CLUES DOWN 1. Sports award 2. Monetary unit of Angola 3. Some animals live here 4. Former CIA 5. Global health group 6. Male given name 7. Opposite of right 8. Open Payment Initiative 9. Desert plants 10. A bird that cannot fly 11. Off-Broadway theater award 12. Lump of clay 13. Barbie’s pal 16. Seldom 18. Noses 22. Denotes past 23. Selling at specially reduced prices 24. __ Claus 25. Comes before two 27. Fencing swords 28. Nocturnal rodent 29. Chinese revolutionary

30. Electronic countercountermeasures 31. Enjoyable 33. Villain 35. Discussed 36. Waterfall (Scottish) 37. Old television part (abbr.) 39. Roughly chipped flint 42. Helps change channels 43. __ Sagan, astronomer 44. Cooling unit 46. Uttered words 47. Small integers 48. Type of data 49. Inspired 50. France’s first Jewish PM 51. Famed sci-fi novel 52. Body parts 53. Nigerian City 54. Amount of time 55. Coloring material 56. Type of constrictor snake

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You have six sticks. The lengths of the sticks are one, two, three, four, five and six inches long. Is it possible to separate the sticks into two piles where the total lengths of the sticks in each of the two piles are the same?

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Make a list of things you need to accomplish this week, Cancer. If you let it all sit in your head, you are bound to get overwhelmed and forget something.

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If illness has been going around, Virgo, do your best to avoid getting sick. Be diligent in handwashing and other preventive measures.

Your perseverance is a source of inspiration to others, Sagittarius. Don’t be bashful when others share these thoughts with you. Accept their well wishes and give thanks.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Hold tight to those friends who have your best interests at heart through happy and trying situations, Capricorn. These are the people you can call upon this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 For so long you have been doling out advice to other people and helping them improve their lives, Aquarius. Now you are the one who could benefit from some counsel.

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Pets Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. BOUVIER Pups parents CKC. Family/farm raised. Classic Black. $1200. 250-494-4092

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

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Key Responsibilities: • Assists Members in a caring welcoming manner. • Performs Tours of the Residence to interested visitors. • Directs all telephone calls to appropriate departments, takes messages, answers general questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions and other information. • Processes in-coming and outgoing mail and accepts and signs for deliveries and ensures accurate paperwork flow. • Welcomes visitors, determines nature of visit and provides assistance as required • Ensures effective team communication within the residence, logs any necessary information in the communication book, forwards concerns to appropriate department head • Books appointments for in house services, guest suite and common room reservations. Prepares invoices accordingly • Common clerical duties such as photocopying, managing fax machine, filing, typing, data entry • Performs other duties as assigned with an exemplary standard of skill and a sense of responsibility • Handles all matters in a confidential manner • Maintains a good attendance record

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Please submit your resume by e-mail to gm@theresidencekamloops.com

Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day. We are driven to improve quality of life, how we do things is equally important as what we do and we are constantly looking for ways to be better. We design, manufacture, market and distribute a wide variety of pulp, paper and personal care products from copy paper to baby diapers. At Domtar you can expect more than just a job. We offer opportunities on which you can truly build a career.

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

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

Musical Instruments 1-3/4 Violin c/w teardrop case or rectangular case. $150-$250. 250-434-6738. Quality full size violins. $300$3,000. Call Norris. 250-8281542.

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Accounting Clerk Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 29, 2019, 12 pm For details, visit wctlive.ca

9098515 Rock Construction & Mining Inc. located in Kamloops is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic person to assist in a versatile fast paced office environment. Candidates must have a professional attitude, be self motivated with great organizational skills.

Must have experience in general office procedures, Microsoft word, Excel and multi phone lines. Experience in mining and/or construction industry would be an asset. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefit package. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please forward resumes to resume@rcmi.ca or fax 250-828-1948.

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We are seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal to assist our Commercial Finance team. We offer a dynamic and positive work environment with opportunities for the successful applicant to work on a range of interesting and challenging matters. We offer a starting wage of $42,000.00/yr plus benefits. The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications and skills: • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office • Experience with PClaw is preferred but not required • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills • Good problem-solving skills and ability to manage daily office-related tasks • Self-starter, self-motivated and ability to work independently • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with all staff, managers and lawyers in a team environment Send cover letter and resume to: cheryl@mcmillandubo.com Or mail to: McMillan Dubo Law Group #320 -301 Victoria Street Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2A3


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

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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.

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One owner 92 Toyota Camry 204,000 km, good condition, new tires $2600 250-314-1002

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WESTSYDE Sat and Sun 8am-12pm 850 Ida Lane. Moving Sale everything must go! Lots of Tools, Household items, clothing, 2 boats and 1 canoe + more!

Garage Sales Vernon

Collectors Club 31st Annual Antiques & Collectibles Sale

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Position’s Purpose: This position provides administrative support to the Band Manager, oďŹƒce sta and Chief and Council. As appropriate, this position also provides general support to Band members on a case by case basis. The Receptionist/Executive Assistant is also responsible for maintaining strict conďŹ dentiality; employing excellent interpersonal and communication skills regarding sensitive issues; and working independently as well as within a team environment.

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Employment Status: Regular, Full-time Salary Range: $34,580 - $38,220 Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

LOOKING FOR DOOR TO DOOR CARRIERS

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

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

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

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

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

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Shirley Olive Campbell

Shirley passed away peacefully on March 17, 2019 at the age of 100 years. Lovingly remembered by sons Alan (Heather), Bruce and George as well as grandchildren Shelley, Colleen, Ken, Kyle and Steven. Also great-grandchildren Rhiannon, Chase, Bentley and Emmett. Shirley was predeceased by husband Ken and sister Joyce. No service by request. The family would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Kamloops Seniors Village for their kindness and care.

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Shirley Ann Hessel It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Hessel of Kamloops at the age of 69 years. Shirley passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after a short battle with cancer. Shirley will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends. Shirley is survived by her loving husband Roman, daughter Stacey A. Willis of Kamloops, BC, son Stewart J. Wunsch of Golden, BC, grandchildren Delray, Alexander, Margaret-Jean, sisters and brothers Barbara Petit (Mickey Pozdzik), JoAnn Coates, Mary (Brett) Hartshorne, Donna (Bob) Cave, Nancy McMillan (Gary Gardner), Ray Stewart and Charles (Kathleen) Stewart. Other Relatives; Mary Simpson (aunt), several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Donald Stewart, her mother Elizabeth Shepherd, stepmom Lucienne Stewart, father and mother in-law Roman and Ursula Hessel and her mother in-law O’Linda Hansen. Shirley was born in Victoria, BC to Donald and Elizabeth Stewart. Shirley lived in Victoria until 1954 when the family moved to Whitehorse, YT. Shirley moved to Calgary, AB where she worked

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Emma Jennifer Lizzi On March 21, 2019 our beloved wife, mom, nonna, sister, aunt and friend Emma Jennifer Lizzi (née Buttazzoni), with her family at her side, peacefully passed into the hands of her Lord. Emma was born on January 3, 1942 in Postumia, Italy. She along with her family immigrated to Canada in 1951. Her family lived in Lethbridge, Alberta where she grew up and eventually met the love of her life Enzo Lizzi. In 1961, she and Enzo married in Lethbridge and began their new life together where their first child Rose was born. The young family made their journey, along with several longtime friends to Kamloops in 1965. Together they pursued and embraced their new life here in Kamloops, their new home. In Kamloops, they had three other children, Lisa, Laura and Victor. Emma was always by the side of her husband Enzo, as he worked to build his dreams for their family. She became a member of several organizations: the Can Ital Ladies, Kamloops Multi Cultural Society and the Catholic Women’s League to name a few. She played a big part in the upbringing of her children and spent countless hours volunteering at their schools, with their teams and providing hot meals to young children who came to her home. Emma’s passions included many travels with friends and family. She also loved summertime when she could be busy in her beautiful gardens and yard. During the hockey season, she joined Enzo to watch and cheer for the Kamloops Blazers from their dedicated seats. Her warmth, compassion and laughter touched so many as she became a “nonna” to so many but her greatest joy was her seven grandchildren. She spent time helping raise all of them. It filled her heart with joy and pride to have had those experiences. She helped mould the character of each child. Emma is survived by her loving husband Enzo of 58 years, daughters Rose (Robert) Roy, Lisa (Michael) Lizzi-

at a local construction firm. She met her husband Roman in 1974 and they were married for 40 years. Shirley and Roman moved the family to Kamloops in 1981 to be closer to her mother. Shortly after moving to Kamloops, Shirley started working at a local tv/radio station and was still working for the same company when she passed away. Her greatest passion was her family, with her kids grown she became involved with her grandkids’ sports, she could be found keeping score at their baseball games and supplying snacks for the team. She also spent her time attending school functions, volunteering on committees, baking, knitting, sewing costumes for all occasions and attending Sunday service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2481 Sunset Dr., Kamloops with Reverend Andrew McDonald officiating. The family would like to express a very special thank you to Royal Inland Hospital Intensive Care Unit nursing team for all the care and compassion extended to the family. Memorial donations in memory of Shirley can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or the BC Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Edward Paul Skretka

Tyler Steven Pettigrew

1935 – 2019

June 28, 1982 – March 17, 2019

Edward Paul Skretka of Kamloops, BC passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 83. He is survived by sons Albert Skretka and Wesley Skretka, and sister Mary of Victoria, BC. The Memorial Mass will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Rd., Monsignor Jerry Desmond, Celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com 250-554-2577

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At Schoening we believe a life should be remembered. By having a service at our home, you can do whatever you want, play tribute videos or favourite music or decorate the celebration centre in a manner that will give closure to family and friends. Davidson, Laura Lizzi, Victor (Kim Schurack) Lizzi, her sister Maria Buttazzoni, her brother George (Heather) Buttazzoni, nephew Christopher Buttazzoni and his family as well as her extended family in Italy and Australia. She is also survived by her grandchildren Cecely and Annan Roy, Lydia and Reid Davidson, Ethan Panasiuk, Alessandro and Serena Lizzi. Emma is predeceased by her father Luigi and her mother Adele Buttazzoni. A special thanks from our family to those amazing angels of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, the nurses at Royal Inland Hospital, Dr. Miranda DuPreez, Dr. Brennan Arduini, Dr. Garba, Dr. Scott Montgomery, Dr. Ruth Farren, Hospital Spiritual Leader Viktor Gundel and Father Paul Simms, Monseigneur Desmond, Father Fred Weisbeck, Father Derrrick Cameron and Sisters Analisa and Ermilyn. She is at peace now with the angels and saints where there is no more pain. The garden she has entered is that of life everlasting. Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops V2E 2S9 would be most appreciated in her memory. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The Reverend Father Paul Simms will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

With our deepest sympathy we regret the passing of Tyler Steven Pettigrew on March 17, 2019. Tyler is survived by his mother Phyllis Pettigrew (Bob), his brother Roland, his two daughters Kayleigh and Kaitlynn Pettigrew and their mother Cassandra Kearley, his aunts and uncles Lester (Debbie), Connie (Terry), Lorne (Terri) and Leonard (Kim) as well as cousins. A Celebration of Tyler’s Life will be held at the Chase Community Hall on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm. The family will be picking up Tyler on Saturday morning at 10:00 am from Schoenings Funeral for his final ride home.

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Olive Ann Mitchell (Rose) May 24, 1935 - March 18, 2019

Fierce, Passionate, Loyal, Loving, Articulate, Witty Our Mum passed peacefully on March 18, 2019. She is predeceased by her father Bernard Rose and mother Irena Rose, brothers Ralph Rose and John Rose and sister Elizabeth Parker. Mum had so many accomplishments in her life, fought fiercely for justice for many and believed strongly to never take any basic rights for granted. Vote! Get involved! Never be a pushover! Her joy was music. Ann loved singing and entertaining with song with her choirs, at senior’s homes and in church. She wore many hats, a few to mention her years on the Board of Directors at the Credit Union, The Vancouver Women’s Transportation Club, Secretary of her Golf Association, Choirist, Chief Clerk at CPR for 35 years, single mum to Roy and Karen, loved sister and auntie. No matter the role, she took every responsibility seriously and always did her very best. Her last years were dampened by Alzheimer’s. Yet she was lovingly cared for at The Hamlets in Westsyde, Kamloops where the nurses and care aides were amazing. Her private care aide, Phaedra, became our Angel. She had the ability to make Mum laugh and feel loved every day. Ann will be missed by her son Roy (Laura), daughter Karen (Desmond), her sister Audrey Dunne, along with many nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbours and many lovely friends, especially her buddy Rosemarie Montyon. The heavens have another singing angel, and as Mum’s nephew Ron would say.......We love you 5 cents worth! A celebration of Ann’s life will be at a later date. To honour Ann, donations to the CNIB or Alzheimer’s research are appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Dave Sharpe

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of David Harold Sharpe on March 18, 2019.

Adam John McCaw Adam John McCaw, 44, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 17, 2019 in Kamloops, BC.

Dave was born on January 13, 1935 in St. James (Winnipeg, MB) and was raised in North Vancouver, BC and lived in Kamloops for many years. Dave is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Geraldine (Jerry), daughters Diana Hauser (Ken), Susanne Sharpe (Gary Dempsey) and his beloved grandson David Foucault (Sage). He was predeceased by his daughter Sandra Sharpe-Brisson in 2008. Dave was employed by B.C. Telephone Co. for 35 years and retired in 1991.

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Beverly Anna Maize On Sunday, March 17, 2019, Beverly Anna Maize, mother, sister, grandmother and greatgrandmother passed away quietly at the age of 87 after a short illness.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com 250-554-2577

Adam attended Kamloops Secondary School. He was a long-standing member of the Kamloops Rugby Club (One In All In!) and an avid Kamloops Blazers fan. He loved to watch live sports and was an especially proud hockey dad. He worked for Powder Ventures Excavation in more recent years and spent time throughout his career working in highways and forest fire fighting.

Over many years he enjoyed his hobby farm, 4-H, growing vegetables, fishing, hunting, good scotch and a good laugh. Dave volunteered for Ducks Unlimited for 34 years and in 2010 he was awarded the Province of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada Conservation Award for his dedication.

His favourite author sums up Adam’s philosophy on life the best - “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

As requested there will be no formal service.

A service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Memorial Arena, 740 Victoria St., Kamloops.

If friends wish, donations may be made to BC Cancer Research or Ducks Unlimited Canada, 954 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2C 5P5.

In Loving Memory Of Denise E. L. Fortier May 5, 1968 – March 26, 2017

A go fund me account has been set up to establish a sports and education fund for his son Thjis. Please visit to donate https://www.gofundme.com/ chueys-adam-mccaw-son.

Pasquale Marsico It is with heavy hearts that the family of Pasquale Marsico announce his passing on March 23, 2019. Pasquale passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge with his loving family by his side. Pasquale was born in Miglierina, Catanzaro, Italy in 1947. In 1968, Pasquale left Italy to come to Kamloops to be with the love of his life Assunta Torchia. They married and had three children. Pasquale worked at Balco Forest Products (now Tolko Industries) for over 40 years. Pasquale was an avid gardener. He loved all kinds of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and quadding. Pasquale loved, and was accomplished at making traditional Italian salamis and homemade wine. He loved raising animals. He would constantly walk the fields checking on them, wherever he went he was sure to be followed by his animals. One of his favourite things he loved to do was spend time with his family around his dinner table, always making sure everyone had enough to eat. He had a hearty laugh. He loved to joke with family and friends. Pasquale had a big heart and would give you the shirt off of his back.

Bev touched all she met with her caring and laughter, along with her generous and loving nature.

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loved very much.

Adam was a kind and generous man who made the most of each moment. He left an impression on everyone he met with his huge heart, grandiose humour and quick wit. His astounding ability to connect with people is reflected by his vast circle of friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all. We will cherish the many memories and carry his zest for life in our hearts always.

Bev will be forever remembered by her six loving children Garth (Pat), Jeff, Brad, Fain (Tom), Charlene (Ed) and Eric (Debbie), brother Lloyd and sister Sonja. Bev will also be forever remembered by her many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends. Bev was predeceased by her son Nathan, husband Art and grandson Kurt.

Born in Saskatchewan, her family moved to Vancouver where Bev finished high school and met her first husband Ken and raised their family. In 1977, she took her first teaching job in Merritt. Here she made many wonderful friends before retiring to 108 Mile Ranch in 1988 and then settling in Kamloops in 1997 to be closer to family.

Adam, lovingly referred to by most as Chewy, is survived by his mother and father Betty McCaw and Jim Parsons and his son Thjis Carter DeKerf, several aunts, uncles and cousins in the Parson family, also by Jack Pocock, the Pocock family and his auntie Edi who he

Pasquale is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Assunta, his three children Antonio (Tammy) Marsico, Elizabeth (Lou) Pellizzon, Francesco (Cindy) Marsico. He is also survived by his most precious gifts, his grandchildren Pasquale Patrick Marsico, Jacob Pellizzon, Emily Pellizzon, Sebastian Marsico, Macenzie Marsico and Ava Marsico. He is also survived by his mother Elisabetta Marsico and his brothers, who all still live in Italy.

“She asked so little of so few, yet gave so much to so many” Her wonderful smile and personality is sadly missed by her partner, family and friends.

He will be missed deeply by all his family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Howie and the Ridgeview Staff for the care they provided Dad. We would also like to thank Schoenings Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Reverend Paul Simms, Celebrant, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. Funeral will be celebrated privately by immediate family. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s (Dementia) Society of BC. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com


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