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Transfers trip up transit fare changes JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER



Paul Blackett and Lisa Mitchell lash an outrigger pontoon with new rope during the Thompson Rivers Interior Paddle Sports Club’s open house at Pioneer Park on Saturday. The club is always welcoming new members. For more information on how you can join the crew on the water, go online to

Kamloops council has decided to take more time to consider proposed changes to transit fees, which include lowering monthly fares and eliminating the transfer system, with the latter to be replaced with a $4 day pass, down a buck from the current daypass fare. The issue among many councillors is elimination of the transfer system, which allows users to board multiple buses for 60 minutes with a $2 fare. The proposal to eliminate transfers also led to an outcry from residents in Kamloops. Coun. Sadie Hunter’s motion to defer any changes until council can further study the issue was approved by council. “Being a spread-out community as we are, there are many routes that require a transfer,” Hunter said. “To me, I struggle with removing that as an option given that’s most often required.” Coun. Arjun Singh had concerns about making a decision without understanding fully the socio-economic impacts on the city’s low-income residents.


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Coun. Kathy Sinclair said users want the options of taking transit one direction, without wanting to buy a day pass. “I think we’re really trying to encourage multi-modal transportation,” she said. Coun. Mike O’Reilly said he wants to better understand the city’s costrecovery percentage. Transit user Jesse Ritcey, who appeared before council to express concern over his transit fares doubling under the new rules, said he is glad to hear council will seek out more consultation. He said the proposed elimination of transfers would negatively impact the casual bus user. He was curious to hear of the possibility of lowering the day pass. Council heard the day pass could be lowered to $2. What it would cost the city, however, is unclear. “That would be fantastic,” Ritcey said. Council also heard staff will be bringing forward information in the future about an affordable-transportation option, though no additional details were provided. See ALIGNMENT, A6


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Cassandra Brake What piece of art did you buy?

information that will empower them at some point in their lives. I know how impactful JA would have been for me as a young adult and I am thrilled that we are now bringing these powerful conversations into classrooms.

The Rooster was painted by Marianna Abutalipova.

What organization(s) did you volunteer with to pay for your art? I volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club, JDRF and United Way but most of my hours come from my passion to be a part of Junior Achievement.

What do you like best about the organization(s) you volunteered for?

What do you like best about your artwork? I am grateful for the journey that I went on to get my artwork- the experiences I had, the people I met. I love that there are so many colors, it certainly brightens up my office!

What do you like about the Timeraiser event?

Each organization serves its own amazing purpose and they touch me in different ways but have found an undeniably great fit with Junior Achievement. It is my absolute pleasure to mentor the youth in our community about financial literacy. With every classroom that I step into, I hope to give each child or young adult valuable

I love the whole concept of the Timeraiser event. It’s an incredible circle of giving as the sponsors support the artists and the volunteers support the community. It is a great chance to have one on one time with the non-profit agencies, learn more about what opportunities are out there and where you would be a good fit- if you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start, this is the event!


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Tuesday morning. One blaze is in Westwold, north of Douglas Lake Road, while the second fire is at the north end of Nicola Lake, near Merritt. Another blaze was burning about 40 kilometres east of Logan Lake on Saturday. The Pukaist Creek fire was discovered last Thursday, but is no longer on the active fires list. That blaze was last reported to be small in size, at less than a hectare.

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is estimated at 100 hectares in size. Crews managed to get the fires under control by Monday and are now in the mop-up stage with both blazes, which were discovered on Saturday. The fire are believed to have been human-caused, though a specific reason has not been determined. On Monday, two new fires flared up in the Kamloops Fire Centre, both estimated at less than a hectare in size as of

It has been an unusually warm, unusually cold and unusually dry start to 2019. Last month was much drier than normal, with a little more than eight millimetres of precipitation measured at Kamloops Airport. The normal amount for March in the city is more than 12 millimetres. An arid March followed a frigid February, the fifthcoldest on record,

which followed a warmer and drier January — the eighthdriest and 15thwarmest since records began in 1892. With the cold behind us, Environment Canada said the Tournament Capital should expect to see temperatures at or above normals for the foreseeable future. “We started with a quite cold start to March,” Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon told KTW. “Then we quickly flipped the switch to near or above nor-

mal temperatures for the latter half of the month.” Sekhon said March in Kamloops is typically dry, but the month that just ended was particularly devoid of precipitation. But, Sekhon noted, umbrellas may be needed later this week. “We are seeing a bit of a shift in the pattern in terms of moisture,” he said, noting forecasts are calling for significant rain on B.C.’s coast in the coming days. “How much of that

gets to the Interior is a little more tricky,” Sekhon said. Forecasts for Kamloops call for a chance of showers on Wednesday and periods of rain on Friday, and Sekhon said temperatures will remain warm — with highs of 14 C on Wednesday, 15 on Thursday and 18 on Friday. “We are forecasting temperatures to be near or above normal,” he said. “Into the weekend, it’s going to be a bit unsettled and it wouldn’t surprise me to see some showers.”

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Spring reveals vandalism of artwork JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

The city’s culture manager is calling the tagging of public artwork discovered during spring cleanup “disappointing.” Barbara Berger said two pieces of public art in Riverside Park were vandalized over the winter: Oblix, the bronze bull that greets visitors at the park entrance off First Avenue, and the Raven’s Nest sculpture, which sits at the foot of the pedestrian bridge leading to Overlanders Bridge. “It’s kind of always been a code, an unspoken code, that artists would not tag other artist’s work,” Berger said. “But I don’t consider tagging to be artwork. I really always hope that people distinguish between graffiti artists because there are some really amazingly talented artists in this town and it’s beautiful work, but it’s sanctioned work, too. “This is just kind of scribbling. It’s a form of signature. It’s really disappointing to see it in those kinds of new places.” Berger said the city continues to work with a community group to designate an area for sanctioned street art, noting it has been a positive initiative in other cities. Meanwhile, three other public art projects will begin to take shape with

the warmer weather arriving. Bill Frymire is continuing his project on the Lansdowne parkade downtown following work on a test section earlier this week. A large-scale mural will be installed, covering a good portion of the east and west sides of the building. The public art installation is called Community Confluence, with 80,000 colourful aluminium (the material was chosen to avoid rust) tiles — about 7,000 of which will move — to include a river and represent the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers. The tiles are ready to go, but Frymire noted work is weather permitting. Installation will begin from inside the parkade, though about half of the project will require machinery to elevate the crew for installation on the multistorey building. Frymire said about a dozen people will be working on the project and he expects it will take approximately three months, depending on how quickly the tiles go up. “If it was just me, I think I figured out I’d have to be up there every day for a whole year,” Frymire said, noting his reason for hiring students and artist assistants. Another weather-contingent piece of public artwork expected to rise by the end of April is the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Lend a Hand sculpture, which will honour

volunteers who helped during the 2017 wildfires. The sculpture, designed by B.C. artists LeeAnne Chisholm and Aaron Harder, features hands and a maple leaf. It has been in storage after arriving over the winter and will be installed outside Sandman Centre downtown this month. TNRD CAO Sukh Gill said the goal is to have it in place by Volunteer Week, which runs from April 7 to April 14. “The ground, they’ve still got to prep, and then we’ll have to install it,” Gill said. “It’s been delivered to Kamloops and we’ve been storing it, but the ground with the weather wasn’t conducive to the foundation.” Finally, the Locking-in Hope project spearheaded by the Kamloops Food Bank is due to be installed in Riverside Park later this spring. That project will see Kamloops residents close padlocks around a structure spelling out the word “Hope” near the high-water mark in the park. Locking-in Hope is a fundraising initiative for the Kamloops Food Bank and, this far, $16,000 of the $100,000 goal has been reached. Locks can be purchased for $20 online at Buyers can then decorate their locks and join a locking event on June 6.





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The proposed changes are being suggested to better align the Kamloops system with BC Transit and pave the way for new payment technology expected aboard buses, including in Kamloops. The end result of the proposed changes is expected to be increased revenues, which would fund more of the city’s share of transit costs, and increased ridership. Proposed changes include: reducing monthly passes from $53 to $50 for adults, $44 to $40 for ProPASSes (employer’s program) and $34 to $30 for students and seniors and reducing day passes from $5 to $4. The $2 single cash fare introduced in 2015 would not change under the new structure, nor would student U-Passes. Projected revenues for the proposed fare structure would see an increase in revenue of $191,000 or six per cent and an 11 per cent boost to ridership, with an additional 346,000 annual riders. The city’s engineering manager, Deven Matkowski, said the city and BC Transit

want to move toward payment technology on buses. Exact technology has not been decided upon, though BC Transit is looking at more user-friendly options such as tap cards, which would allow riders to purchase bus passes on board, pay by debit card or set up accounts with a smartphone. “One of the things that’s happening right now, because BC Transit works in a number of communities across the province, they need to try to get some alignment with the different fare practice policies so that when the technology is implemented in the buses, they can do that,” Matkowski said. Part of that alignment include elimination of the paper transfer system, which Matkowski called old technology and is effectively a sheet of paper torn at a certain time allowing riders to take another bus within one hour to ensure passengers can get to their final destination. Matkowski said transfers are onerous on drivers and the system is easily abused. In place of that system is a proposed $4 day pass, a reduction of $1 from the cur-

rent $5 day passes. That proposed change does not, however, take into consideration passengers paying with cash who are travelling one way and need to take two buses to get their destination. For example, someone travelling from Westsyde to Aberdeen and staying there will now have to pay $4 instead of $2. The report to council notes: “As part of BC Transit’s Fare Guidelines, staff recommend discontinuing transfers due to issues that stem from the subjective nature of their use, which creates the potential for fare evasion by transit users who attempt to use an expired or invalid transfer as a valid fare. In escalated circumstances, this can lead to conflict between customers and operators.” The report adds that nixing transfers and implementing a day pass “has reduced transfer-related conflicts with operators to the point of conflicts being non-existent.” Regardless, the city wants to encourage more monthly passes, which are easier administratively than cash. Prepaid passes are also a better deal for riders.

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The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association plans to discuss if it can be more prepared for dangerous situations after a gun scare at a tournament in Surrey caused panic. Last Saturday police responded to Newton Athletic Park at about 1:50 p.m. for a reports of a man with a gun. “Everybody just dropped their stuff, stopped what they were doing and just started running,” parent Shawn Bobb told CTV News. “Everyone was running toward us and we heard it was someone with a gun. And you hear about school shootings all the time and all the kids were freaked out.” The man was located by police and arrested. The weapon turned out to be an imitation firearm. The KYSA had 11 teams and 127 players attending the Whitecaps FC Adidas Cup in Surrey — a tournament the organization often attends. Kamloops resident Michaela Swann was one of the parents in attendance for the event, watching a relative’s U11 game with her daughter when the incident occurred. She wrote on Facebook that nothing could prepare her to hear someone yelling about an active shooter and thanked the KYSA for being able to organize and reunite people. KYSA senior staff coach Mark Bell said they had teams scattered throughout the 22 soccer fields at the facility when he received a phone call from one of his coaches who said there was a serious issue at the south end of the field, people were evacuating and he needed to get down there. “As soon as I hang up the phone, all of a sudden a stampede of hundreds of people are flooding toward the north end of the facility,” said Bell. People were running through the middle of a field where two Kamloops

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teams were playing, which created more chaos as people didn’t know what was happening, Bell said. “It was utter chaos the way people ran across fields,” said Bell. He said he yelled to another Kamloops coach nearby that there was an emergency and everybody had to gather their players and move to the north end of the park immediately. Parents and players began to gather at a school across 128th Street, he said, figuring that hiding behind the school was the safest place to be. “Other people did scatter in different directions into neighbouring neighbourhoods, which is fair enough, you kind of had to go where you needed to go at the time,” Bell said. His staff gathered together as quickly as possible and devised a plan to have one coach stand by the entrance to the parking lot to guide any lost players. Another was told to be at the ready in a vehicle in the event people needed to be picked up or have a place to hide. Bell and two other coaches also went back toward the scene to look for any missing players. The commotion began to die down after 20 minutes, Bell said, after a handful of unaccounted-for players were found safe. “Adrenaline set in and we just responded the way we thought we should respond,” said Bell, who noted he felt coaches and parents communicated very well during the incident. Bell said it was easy to communicate with parents and coaches as he has a master list of phone numbers to reference in a pinch.

He said there were no injuries to players and he lauded Kamloops parents and coaches for remaining calm, noting that there were a number of others who ran straight for their vehicles and drove out of the parking lot, creating increased danger. “I’m surprised nobody got hit by a car,” he said. Bell said you never expect situations like this to happen and when they do it’s easier to reflect on what should have been done. One parent said there should be a muster point to move to before an event like Saturday’s happens, which Bell said isn’t practical in the event said location turns out to be where the emergency is occurring. “You can’t plan for these things,” Bell said. “It’s not like a fire drill at school.” Missy Cederholm, executive director of the KYSA told KTW the organization has no specific policy for dealing with the circumstances that unfolded on the weekend, but coaches are asked to contact senior staff on the phone to account for all players in the event of a general emergency. Cederholm said staff and the board of directors will discuss the incident, and is “extremely proud” of the way coaches handled the situation in the heat of the moment. “I think they did everything they could to ensure the players’ safety,” Cederholm said. Bell said the KYSA will discuss what else they could have done leading up to the incident to ensure player safety moving forward.

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verall, the proposed changes to transit operations in Kamloops, which went before council on Tuesday afternoon, were positive. Any regular transit user would welcome less expensive monthly and day passes, as proposed in the report council perused. But there was one other proposed change that rankled some people — the elimination of transfers. With transfers, a rider pays $2 and receives a slip of paper that allowed the user to transfer to other buses for a period of 60 minutes. With the elimination of transfers, as has been suggested, the cost of making any trip that requires more than one bus to get to a destination doubled — to $4 from $2. For example, a transit user in Valleyview who needed to get to Aberdeen would pay $2 to take the bus to the downtown exchange, then another $2 to jump on a second bus going to Aberdeen. It would also affect users who need to take a bus to and from a grocery store, with the trip also doubling in cost. The reason for the proposed changes is to have the local transit system aligned with what is happening in BC Transit systems elsewhere in the province so that, once a new pay system is introduced alongside cash fares — likely involving an app that will allow users to tap their smartphone card that can be swiped or tapped — it can be implemented in multiple cities as seamlessly as possible. For anybody who uses transit for more than 60 minutes in a day, the propose changes are all positive; for those who simply use the bus to get somewhere and have another ride back, or those using transit for fewer than 60 minutes a day, the changes are less than positive. The report to council said ditching transfers in Victoria and Nanaimo has reduced fare fraud and has essentially eliminated confrontations between drivers and passengers trying to use expired transfer slips. However, one would think BC Transit could devise a way to continue the transfer system and include it with the smartphone app expected to be online within two years. After all, if increased ridership is the goal, expanding options, not eliminating them, would seem to be the smart move.



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tudents throughout the district will participate in the Day of Sucwentwecw this Friday. “Sucwentwecw,” the Secwepemctsin word for acknowledging one another, is an initiative that recognizes and celebrates the Secwepemc people and the other Aboriginal people residing in the Secwepemculecw. It is a day dedicated for each school in School District 73 to invite an elder, knowledge keeper or representative from one of the local bands in the Secwepemcul’ewc to be witness and welcomed. It is a day for students to share their learning, to learn more and to participate in reconciliation with Aboriginal people through respect and acknowledgement. The idea for the Day of Sucwentwecw was proposed in 2012 by the Kamloops Thompson Teachers’ Association’s social justice committee and endorsed by the Aboriginal education council. It was approved by the board of education in 2014, well before the province revised the curriculum to include the First People’s principles of learning. Initially, most schools marked the day with assemblies, similar to Remembrance Day. For many schools, the assembly has become more of a gathering in which schools celebrate their learning about Aboriginal peoples in Canada and includes a welcome or opening from an elder or knowledge keeper. In Chase, both Chase secondary and Haldane elementary will be at Tsutswecw Park.



They will start with a traditional welcome, followed by a storytelling session with Kenthen Thomas. The N’WeJinan singers from Salmon Arm will perform and students will participate in a barbecue luncheon before embarking on a trip through the park, checking out the new First Nations Interpretive Trail the Secwepmectsin class has been developing in conjunction with the BC Parks Foundation and BC Parks. At Sa-Hali secondary, the plan is to celebrate outside on the school field (weather permitting). They have invited the Sage Hill drummers to perform a song while the school’s Ribbon Skirt group dances. The school band will play the Eagle Song. In class, students will create a tile that honours self, family, community or land, this year’s theme for the Day of Sucwentwecw. These are just two examples of how schools are incorporating Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives and how all students are encouraged to see the world through a different lens. Although Aboriginal history and

culture will be the focus during the first week of April, the traditional Secwewpemc new year, visitors to any of the district’s schools will see evidence of Aboriginal ways of knowing every day of the year. SD73 is committed to ensuring Aboriginal students see their culture reflected in schools and classrooms. Each day in classrooms throughout our district, teachers are incorporating a revised curriculum that encourages students to learn holistically through projectand inquiry-based learning. These are key philosophies in the First People’s principles of learning. Students are embracing this challenge and, as a result, there is a lot of exciting learning going on. In 2017-2018, Aboriginal student graduation rates were 78 per cent, up nearly 20 per cent in 10 years. SD73 Aboriginal student graduation rates are third-highest in the province. These outstanding results among Aboriginal learners can be attributed to strong classroom practices that include Aboriginal ways of knowing and doing and the support of the Aboriginal community. I am proud of the district’s increasing cross-cultural opportunities for our learners and look forward to building on our success as we create greater opportunities to ensure Aboriginal culture is reflected in our student’s learning experiences. Alison Sidow is superintendent of the Kamloops-Thompson school district. Her email is To comment on this column, email

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WE DO NOT NEED A PLASTIC BAG BAN IN KAMLOOPS Editor: We do not believe in the new cult-like religion of environmental doom and gloom, nor in the narrative of the scary and dangerous life-sucking plastic grocery bag. Immune-deficient people should not be using reusable canvas/ cloth bag alternatives due to the excessive bacteria exposure and accumulation as meats and affected vegetables are inserted into the bags over and over again. Plastic products used in the food industry, including sterile gloves, straws and bags, serve as an important line of defence against the transfer of treacherous bacteria, which is particularly important to the most vulnerable among us. Biodegradable plastic bags are now available as an alternative to the truly dangerous reusable canvas/cloth bag. Only excessive amounts of bleach and detergent in a washing machine cycle can provide some defence

the homeless. They are also used in all the dog parks by dog walkers to keep these areas free of dog feces. Without these bags, no one would pick up dog waste. Enacting more bylaws that are ridiculous and hard to enforce is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Jay Barlow Kamloops

against the dangerous build-up of bacteria within the alternative canvas/cloth grocery bag. That washing machine cycle of precious water is certainly more hazardous to the environment than a biodegradable plastic bag, which safely decomposes

in a landfill. It is always a few dozen activist leaders who make all the noise, which often results in the emotionally charged decisions of civic leaders that can result in unintended consequences. Banning plastic bags in Kamloops will not offer the planet any

advantage whatsoever — beyond that of a foolish symbolic gesture that may actually weaken a future effort by council to affect the well-being of the city for a truly logical purpose. History has proven that environmental problems are best solved by technology

and not by banning easy-to-target products and processes. In this case, the problem has already been solved by the biodegradable plastic bag. D. Smith and family Kamloops Editor: Kamloops councilors should put their

efforts and time into things that will reduce taxes, not minority group agendas. Coun. Dale Bass has already admitted she has more than 400 plastic bags in her house. She said she gives them to worthwhile charity organizations that recycle them into sleeping mats for

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Editor: Enough laws, regulations, bylaws, taxes, eco-fees and the like. We have enough to choke an entire country. Oh wait, we are already choking. A bylaw banning plastic bags? Has Kamloops council had a look at what is packaged in plastic? Virtually everything is packaged in plastic. It is as if councillors need to justify their jobs by creating evermore ridiculous control over residents. We are tired. Stop this nonsense and find real waste solutions. Carey Derkenson Kamloops

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Display shines light on overdose deaths KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

As the overdose public health emergency moves into its fourth year, Interior Health is recognizing lives lost with a travelling display of candles. The Burning Bright display includes 645 candles — one for each person lost to illicit drug overdose in Interior Health from January 2016 to December 2018. The display will visit Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops in April as those communities have seen the highest numbers of overdose deaths in the IH region. The display will be at the downtown library in Kamloops from April 22 to April 28. The creators of the display said it is intended to ignite a conversation about overdoses. “What we’re hoping for this display is that it sparks a conversation around stigma. People very much misunder-

Each of the 645 candles in this Interior Health display represent an overdose death in IH from between 2016 and 2018. The display will be at the downtown library in Kamloops from April 22 to April 28. BLACK PRESS PHOTO

stand addiction. It’s not a moral issue,” said Amanda Lavigne, the substance-use regional practice lead for Interior Health. “We want people to know that stigma is a significant barrier for accessing health-care services and accessing the services that they need. So we want this display to spark that conversation and bring light and attention to stigma in each of the communities, and ensuring

that people are asking questions and being educated.” April marks the start of the fourth year since the provincial government declared a state of emergency because of the rising number of deaths due to overdoses in B.C. Of the 645 deaths in IH in 2016, 2017 and 2018, 216 were in the Central Okanagan, 141 were in Kamloops, 68 were Vernon and 36 were in Penticton.

Fatal overdose numbers down in January KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

There were 90 suspected drug overdose deaths in B.C. in January, a 31 per cent decrease from the number of deaths occurring in January 2018 (130) and a 22 per cent decrease from the number of deaths occurring in December 2018 (116). The number deaths in January equates to about 2.9 deaths per day. There were 90 overdose deaths in January, which has B.C. on track to record 1,080 such deaths this year. In 2018, 1,510 people in B.C. died from

overdoses, which was the most deaths ever recorded in a single year. The previous high was in 2017, when the province recorded 1,486 such deaths. As usual, men far outnumber women in the deaths, with 75 of the 90 deaths in January involving males. The 30-39 age range accounted for 26 of those deaths, followed by the 50-59 age range (23 deaths) and the 40-49 age range (19 deaths). Of the 90 overdose deaths in January, 11 occurred in the Interior Health region, including two in Kamloops. Last year,

there were 48 such deaths in Kamloops, with 38 deaths in 2017, 44 deaths in 2016. Prior to 2016, the number of overdose deaths in Kamloops were seven in 2015, seven in 2014, eight in 2013, five in 2012, two in 2011, 10 in 2010 and seven in 2009. Fenatnyl still dominant in drug deaths There were 1,310 illicit drug overdose deaths with fentanyl detected in 2018. This is a seven per cent increase over the number of deaths occurring in 2017 (1,223). Fentanyl or its analogues were detected in approximately 87 per cent of illicit drug overdose deaths in 2018.

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Six-year-old Lizzie Lidguard promotes the KTW Press Time team’s car wash on Saturday as mom Kate scrubs away. The KTW team was raising money for the annual Y Strong Kids Campaign, with all money raised by all teams going to help fund programs at the Y for kids. The KTW team raised more than $3,700 through the entire campaign.

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Nearly six years after Barnhartvale residents marched up Todd Road to bring attention to needed pedestrian improvements, construction on a sidewalk and crosswalk will begin this spring. Last Thursday night, about twodozen residents trickled in to an information session hosted by the city at R. L. Clemitson elementary regarding the long-awaited Todd Road project, which is in the negotiated request for proposal stage. “Six years?” said Todd Road resident Karen Ferguson, who took part in that 2013 walk. “Come on, let’s get another painted line down the road. It is a very long time.” Back in 2013, parents cited fear for their kids’ safety along Todd Road as they walked to the elementary school. Those concerns continue today. Residents say vehicles don’t slow down once they hit the residential area at Klahanie Drive. From there, it’s a narrow and windy stretch with blind corners

and driveways — and without sidewalks. Drainage gutters line one side of the road and properties butt up against the other. Despite that, residents, including children, could be spotted walking, running and pushing a stroller on Thursday. Some residents walked to the information session. “That road is disgusting,” Ferguson said. “In the wintertime, when we get the windrows and all that, you can’t get two cars by sometimes. And then you’ve got the kids walking on it? It’s really sketchy sometimes.” The city said it has heard loud calls for road improvement from Barnhartvale residents, who point to projects completed in other neighbourhoods, such as Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre and Highland Road leading to Juniper Ridge. The city said it waited to tackle pedestrian upgrades as part of a larger road and utilities project in Barnhartvale. In addition to a crosswalk and sidewalk, the estimated $3.9-million Todd Road project, which

spans from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane, will include road repaving, water service upgrades and a new drainage system, among other lighting, retaining wall and bus stop improvements. The inconsistent road width, which currently varies from six to seven metres, will be a uniform 3.5 metres per lane. Capital project supervisor Rick Ewings said the city has an inventory of the roads needs and prioritizes projects based on a five-year plan. “If you were to do the sidewalk a couple years ago, then they would have not done the road, which is in kind of bad shape,” Ewings said. “So they waited until the road came up to the top so that when we had funding for the road, we would do it all at the same time. They kind of held off until the road was time for it to get done.” Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic, with possible intermittent road closures, during construction from May to August. The project is expected to wrap up by the time the 2019-2020 school year begins in September.

ROAD CLOSURE AND REMOVAL OF DEDICATION AS A HIGHWAY BYLAW NO. 18-379 (Adjacent to 975 Victoria Street) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 9, 2019, the Council of the City of Kamloops intends to adopt Bylaw No. 18-379, a bylaw to authorize the closure and removal of dedication as a highway road adjacent to 975 Victoria Street, legally described as that part of road dedicated on Plan 193, D.L. 234, K.D.Y.D., as shown below:

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A low-functioning Kamloops man snared by online vigilantes after arranging to meet a fictitious 12-year-old girl for sex is afraid to go to prison. Lawyers argued on Monday sentencing provisions for Doug Fawcett, 51, who has pleaded guilty to one count of child luring stemming from an incident more than two years ago. Fawcett began chatting with a person he believed to be a young girl in the final days of 2016, a conversation that continued for more than a month. On Feb. 3, 2017, he arranged to meet the girl, whom he believed to be 12, at a downtown Kamloops coffee shop. The fictitious girl was actually a grown woman posing as a young person as part of a Kelowna-based group called Creep Catchers, which sets up online profiles and engages in chat conversations with adults allegedly looking to meet children for sex. Fawcett was confronted by members of Creep Catchers when he showed up to meet the

fake girl. Video of the confrontation was then posted online to YouTube. During court proceedings earlier this year, a psychologist who met with Fawcett described him as “psychologically naive and lacking insight.” Crown prosecutor Rome Carot has described Fawcett as having been “obsessed” with the fictitious young girl, describing in text messages his plans for a life together. “When you review all these text messages, it is disturbing to think Mr. Fawcett actually thought he was in a relationship with this 12-year-old,” Carot said. “He wanted to marry this 12-year-old and wanted to get her pregnant. … He poses a risk.” Fawcett’s offence carries with it a mandatory prison sentence of at least six months. Defence lawyer Graham Kay said that sentence would be “cruel and unusual,” given Fawcett’s personal circumstances. In court on Monday, Kay suggested Fawcett may not fare well in prison and suggested a four- to six-month sentence to be served in the community.

“We’ve heard people who commit these types of offences are often targeted for attacks,” Kay said. “Doug himself is quite afraid of being incarcerated.” A date for a sentencing decision from Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame will be set on April 18. Fawcett has been free on bail for nearly two years. If Fawcett is successful, Frame’s decision would be the latest in a series of lower-court rulings striking down tough-oncrime provisions put in place by Stephen Harper’s former Conservative government. Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down a key portion of the Criminal Code section on child luring. In a unanimous decision, by a vote of 9-0, the nation’s highest court struck down the statutory presumption that an adult on a chat site automatically believed the person to whom they were talking to when that person stated their age. The ruling now means the Crown must prove the belief of the adult as it pertained to the age of the person to whom they were speaking.

Lawyers may strike over legal aid TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER

Lawyers in B.C. could walk off the job in November despite an announcement from the provincial government of a onetime grant aimed at developing a new approach to legal-aid funding. Kamloops lawyer Graham Kay, who sits on the board of B.C.’s Association of Legal Aid Lawyers, said the $7.9-million grant is little more than a stopgap. “They’re calling it bridge financing,” Kay told KTW. “It’s payment for the lawyers for a six-month period, which would amount to about a 25 per cent increase in the rate lawyers are getting, taking into consideration that rate has been basically unchanged since 1992.” In the meantime, Kay said, lawyers and the provincial government will continue to meet in an effort to come to a

resolution. The grant funding will cover lawyer rates until midNovember. Kay said three issues remain outstanding: • Who in B.C. is eligible for legal aid? • Which areas of law should be covered? • How much should legal-aid lawyers be paid? Kay said the effect of the stagnant legal-aid rate, when inflation and other cuts are accounted for, is a 60 per cent reduction since 1992. He said the playing field is far from level in B.C. courtrooms when legal-aid remuneration is compared to ever-increasing salaries drawn by judges and prosecutors. “When you look at per capita funding being reduced by 60 per cent, that means the whole system is in jeopardy,” Kay said. “You cannot have a functioning system when families and accused don’t have access to




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LOCAL NEWS Spero House’s soon-to-be tenant Richard St. Godard speaks to the group of media, supporters and dignitaries at the grand opening of the facility last Friday, drawing big laughs when he compared the Tranquille Road complex to the Walton family homestead on the wholesome CBS family drama of the 1970s. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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day-to-day on their own.” Tenants at Spero House — Spero is the Latin word for “hope” — have signed contracts acknowledging the building rules, including a zero-tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use in the facility. “Active users are not excluded from here, but we will have programs set up if they want to diminish their use,” MacPhail said, noting all the suites have residents ready to move in. That programming includes medical facilities, nurses and two physicians who will be available for Spero House residents. Spero House includes 62 suites — 58 permanent and four transitional, with eight of the permanent suites set aside for residents with disabilities. In addition to shared dining, tenants will have access to a commercial kitchen, a harmreduction space, laundry, storage and round-the-clock support. “This is a showcase of political will and collaboration,” ASK Wellness executive director Bob Hughes said, noting the turnaround seen in recent years in the North Shore business district.

“This corridor in Kamloops was the pinnacle of the neglected and the forgotten. … Now, this is a neighbourhood, a community, so many politicians and leaders should look to.” Hughes said he hopes Spero House will be the beginning for new lives. “This is the place where it starts,” he said. “When you get a home, from there, the transformation is breathtaking.” Kamloops’ Horizon North was selected by the province to manufacture the modular units, while the City of Kamloops last year purchased the land on which Spero House sits. The provincial government covered the $11.4 million in capital and construction costs and will provide an annual operating subsidy of $984,000 for the project.

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Another BC Housing project is slated to rise in the coming months in downtown Kamloops. The Emerald Centre, on West Victoria Street, is expected to open in the fall, in the parking lot to the east of the Emerald Centre homeless shelter.


When Richard St. Godard moved into his suite in Spero House last week, it was a milestone moment for the 56-yearold Kamloops man. Not only is he more than one month sober, he also has an address — for the first time in nearly five years. Spero House, a $12-million BC Housing project on Tranquille Road operated by ASK Wellness, welcomed its first residents — St. Godard among them — on Monday. It is the latest supportivehousing project to open in Kamloops, aimed at giving the homeless and those at risk of being homeless a place to live and access supports. “I’m 28 days clean today,” St. Godard told KTW on Friday, while reporters and local dignitaries were given a tour of the building at 317 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops. “It’s time to dust off the old way and go with what works. I want to get back into the working mode.” St. Godard and other Spero House residents will be paying a modest government-subsidized rent of $375 per month. That will get them a suite and two meals per day — breakfast and dinner — served in the building’s cafeteria. The suites are small but wellappointed. Each includes a private bathroom and shower and a kitchenette with a small stove and a fridge. Residents are chosen for BC Housing projects based on how they score on testing. “It’s basically the same for all of our properties,” ASK Wellness tenant support worker Lynn MacPhail said. “Most of the people that are coming in here are independent and can live

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A ThompsonNicola Regional District director wants the cost of electronic voting systems for board meetings investigated. Area P (Rivers and the Peaks) director Mel Rothenburger made a notice of motion on Thursday,

calling for options and costs of such a system and requesting staff report back by the first board meeting in June. The notice of motion will be debated by the board at its next meeting in April. “I think people should know how their elected representatives vote,” Rothenburger told KTW. “Under the current system, they don’t

necessarily know that because of the size of the board proper partly, but because the votes aren’t tallied individually after each vote was taken. I think this would be a good way of making sure that people know where we stand on the issues.” The current system documents, via board minutes, whether votes are carried or

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denied, though individual votes only come when requested by the director. Short of that initiative by the region’s elected officials or media coverage, those who do not attend TNRD meetings in person have no way of knowing how their respective director voted on various issues. Most meetings are held in Kamloops and

some regional district areas are hours away. While the manner in which the TNRD tracks its decisionmaking process follows legislation, municipalities such as Kamloops take it further, documenting votes and providing broadcast archives of the meetings. The regional district board has 26 directors, making it

challenging to tally every vote at a meeting, due to the sheer number of votes that occur. Rothenburger said electronic voting systems are “very streamlined.” He said he has attended conferences that used electronic voting, noting tallies were instantaneous and the result clear. “It’s particularly useful on controver-

sial votes, where people wonder how individuals voted on the board,” Rothenburger said. “This would remove any confusion about that, whereas now people have to indicate ‘I would like my vote recorded’ and it’s cumbersome and awkward and not everybody does that. So it’s not even accurate as it goes into the minutes oftentimes.”

Regional district tax hike on the way for Kamloops residents KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has approved its 2019 budget, with the average Kamloops household expected to pay $131 in regional district taxes this year, a slight increase of $1.32 over last year. TNRD residents pay different taxes depending on where

they live. Most residents outside of Kamloops can expect a decrease, due to savings in solid waste. “We’ve been able to implement some cost savings in that area,” TNRD finance director Doug Rae said. Kamloops does not benefit because it manages its own solid waste. Sun Peaks residents, mean-

while, will see a regional district tax increase this year of $16.46, primarily due to significant property assessment increases. Sun Peaks saw a 24.6 per cent spike in its total assessment, due to market values rather than new construction. Kamloops residents pay the TNRD for such services as libraries and the film commission.

TNRD cannabis bylaw gets public hearing KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District will take to a public hearing proposed changes to its cannabis bylaw. The zoning amendments

follow cannabis legalization in October and are intended to clean up language — eliminating references to “medical” — and pave way for craft cannabis production facilities less than 200 metres in size.

The TNRD is also aiming to maintain a ban on retail cannabis stores. It says there is limited demand in the regional district and that people can come forward with applications for rezoning on a case-by-case basis.

Water-quality advisory issued for Savona water system KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

High turbidity in Kamloops Lake has prompted the Thompson-Nicola Regional District to issue a water-quality advisory for residents who access the Savona Community Water System. Turbidity is a measure of the degree to which water loses its transparency due to the presence of suspended particulates. The regional district said the health risk as a result of the cloudy water is low, but is advising those with compromised immune systems to boil their water or use bottled water. Tyrone McCabe, the regional

district’s manager of utility services, said water quality advisories are annual events for the Savona system, noting turbidity issues are caused by the runoff of creeks during snowmelt. He said it is difficult to predict for how long the advisory will be in place, noting upperelevation snowpack melt is yet to come. This year’s advisory came about a month earlier than last year. “2018 was a strange year,” McCabe said, noting the upper and lower elevation snowmelt occurred simultaneously within a three-week stretch when temperatures suddenly rose in May. Last year, Savona water

system users were under an advisory on May 3, followed by a boil-water notice on May 7 that lasted to the end of June. In 2016, a boil-water notice was issued in early April, with an advisory in place from May to October. The Savona water system serves about 300 customers and was constructed in 1977, with upgrades in 1996, 2010 and 2017, the latter including a new reservoir and new water mains. The system draws water from Kamloops Lake, with the treatment process being disinfection with sodium hypochlorite. More information can be obtained by calling 1-877-3778673.

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Freedom for Doug Collins and Pat Wallace A longtime broadcaster and veteran civic politician will be recipients next month of the Freedom of the City Award. Doug Collins and Pat Wallace will receive the award, which recognizes significant contribution to the city, on April 10. The Freedom of the City Award is handed out awarded infrequently — most recently in 2013 — and only with the unanimous support of mayor and council. Since 1949, there have been 25 individuals and six entities recognized. The award is symbolically known as the Key to the City and gives recipients certain privileges, such as free parking and special invitations to all civic functions. Collins is a legendary broadcaster, having been with CFJC-TV in Kamloops for nearly 50 years. He started there in 1970 and became news director in 1971. Later in his career, Collins became well known for his daily editorial, One Man’s Opinion. While he recently retired from full-time management duties, he still spends his days at the station. Professionally, Collins was recognized with two awards: the Radio Television Digital News Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the BC Association of Broadcasters Broadcaster of the Year Award, both in 2008. Collins’ extensive community involvement encompasses service, sports and politics. Since the 1970s, he has been a Freemason and Shriner. In 2015, he served as Grand Master of Freemasons in BC and Yukon. Over the years, he has lent his passion for sports as a coach in numerous sports and had a stint as president of the Kamloops Minor Baseball Association. In 1975, he was named City of Kamloops Sportsperson of the Year.

In the political realm, Collins served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing and on the Kamloops Arts Council. Wallace is a longtime civil servant, with a career spanning many decades of serving in a variety of capacities at the local, regional, provincial and national levels. She served as a Kamloops councillor for 31 years before retiring in 2018. On the regional front, she served on the executive of the Union of BC Municipalities for eight years (from 1995 to 2003), including as president in her last year. Wallace also made her mark regionally with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. From 1983 to 1986, she was the board chair and was notably the TNRD’s first (and only) female to fill that role. She also served as a TNRD director for 25 years, from 1993 to 2018. In the federal arena, Wallace served as vice-chair of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Aside from her political affiliations, Wallace has been heavily involved in the community as a blood donor clinic chair, AIDS Society director, founding member of the 886 (Overlander) Wing Air Force Association of Canada, United Way Committee chair and board member of the Royal Inland Hospital board and the TNRD Library board. In 2002, Wallace received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. “It is truly an honour to be able to recognize such worthy and notable recipients of this prestigious designation,” Mayor Ken Christian said. “I speak on behalf of our appreciative council and a grateful community.” Recipients and their invited guests will be acknowledged at a ceremony on April 10 that will also recognize the annual Exemplary Service Award recipients.

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Brad Clark teaches high school student Garrett Grubisi what skills are needed to be a powerline technician during the annual Heavy Metal Rocks program, held on Friday at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc gravel pit.

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One of the best ways to learn how to do something is with hands-on training. Sure, you can learn by reading about how to do it, or by watching how to do it, but rarely does it stick like when you’ve got your hands right in the middle of a project. That’s one of the ideas behind the Heavy Metal Rocks program, an annual event that gives students from Kamloops high schools a chance get hands-on time with the kinds of heavy equipment used in the mining and forestry industries. For students who are thinking about pursuing careers in these areas, it’s an opportunity to experience what the work will be like. And it gives students time to determine if such a career would be a good fit for them. If it is, students can experiment with various vocations and find what kind of work might fit best. Sa-Hali secondary student

Aiden Hoeppner found his favourite piece of equipment to be the excavator. “It’s just so much fun,” he said. “I think it’s because it’s the hardest, it takes the most getting used to and all the skill involved.” Aiden is not the first in his family with an interest in such equipment. “My dad, he’s been into heavy equipment his whole life pretty much. And I’ve always had an interest,” Aiden said. “And this is just kind of perfect opportunity.” He is planning to pursue a career in heavy-duty mechanics. Another student, Madison Hippisley, pointed to climbing the power pole as one of her favourite experiences. “I liked the height,” she said. “You get to see stuff. The rock truck was pretty fun, too.” Heavy Metal Rocks is in its eleventh year and Ron Collins has been chairing the event for the past six years.

“It was just a bunch of guys that got together and said there’s going to be a shortage of workers in the industry,” Collins said, noting the event grew out of that need to connect with students who might want to pursue careers in the industry. “And every year it grows,” he said, pointing to more than 93 sponsors for the 2019 event. The program usually has more students interested than it can take. It also has a mandate to try to place at least four First Nations and four female students. This year, there were four First Nations and six female students. “It’s by far the biggest collaborative event that we have in the district,” Collins said. The program was presented by SD73, WorkSafe BC, Southern Interior Construction Association, Acres Enterprises, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Stobbe Excavating, Universal Freight and Transportation, New Gold, Extreme Excavating, Kozy Klean and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

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death at age 60. My father is gone, yet my younger brother still lives with this rage. Addiction is destructive and horrible and hurts all those around it. John Bradshaw was one of the first to discuss how addiction hits family systems. He uses the analogy of a child’s hanging

It burns everything around. It consumes what it can. A wildfire needs fuel. Anger, self-pity, remorse — these are like fuel to our fire, necessary for our addiction to live. Even your anger is tinder to our powerful flame. So, how do I, an addict unknown personally to you, address your anger? I damaged so many people in my path of destructive use that saying sorry no longer works. What matters is what I do. I write this column, expose myself to you, to your rage, in an attempt to make amends for my past. I am sorry for your pain and the anger you feel. I am responsible. My actions and my way of being bring that



the mobile becomes lopsided. It does not function very well and the family system continues to move with anger and rage. My dad is dead, yet my brother still simmers. Anger is dangerous for alcoholics and addicts like me. Resentment is the No. 1 offender for us; unaddressed, it keeps us addicts trapped in our disease. We are not like you normies (we call nonaddicts “normies”). We cannot afford the dubious luxury of these negative feelings. When in the midst of our disease, we addicts forget this. Anger and resentments are useful to us. They are like gasoline to our fire. Addiction rages.

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hank you for all your responses via email, letters and, especially. on the KTW Facebook page. Your replies, comments and thoughts help clarify my own. In this, I identify gaps in my logic and become aware of faulty thinking. Many people are angry at addicts like me. I get that. Remember, I grew up in an alcoholic family. My father was an alcoholic. He was a happy drunk, but despite this, his drinking impacted us all. My younger brother lives in a perpetual state of anger and rage. My father quit drinking 15 years before his untimely

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Training House in Tobiano will be Y Dream Home The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has handed over the occupancy permit for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Central Interior’s Training House. The $800,000 home is located in Tobiano and is the first year Training House to be built outside City of Kamloops limits and in the TNRD. The Training House is the future Y Dream Home for the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA Dream Home Lottery. It was constructed through a partnership between CHBA-CI, Thompson Rivers University’s School of Trades and Technology and the

Kamloops YMCA-YWCA. Representatives in attendance from the TNRD included Area O director and board vice-chair Bill Kershaw, Area J director Ronaye Elliott, along with TNRD chief building inspector Pat Luscombe and TNRD building inspector Tony Bolton. Once home changes ownership to the Kamloops Y, tickets for the Dream Home Lottery will be available. Sales are scheduled to begin this week online at and at both Y locations in the city. To learn more about the project, go online to htm.

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Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak raised $50,000 to be used toward completion of the BC SPCA’s new community animal centre in Brocklehurst. The money was raised via the annual RIbfest festival in Riverside Park. The $6.5-million, 10,500-square-foot facility across from the entrance to Kamloops Airport will replace the current cramped shelter on Eighth Street and the spay and neuter clinic on Tranquille Road. The new centre has three examination rooms — two for dogs and one for cats — two prep areas and two surgery tables, along with separate access to isolation rooms for sick animals — something the current facility doesn’t have. There is also a large community room where the SPCA will offer youth programs and community education workshops. The facility’s grand opening will be held this Friday and the BC SPCA is still raising the last of the funds needed to pay for the facility — just under $300,000 as of late March. To donate, go online to In the photo, from left: Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak president Lisa Lake, Rotary member Dean Shaffi, Lisa Fuller of the Kamloops and District BC SPCA and Rotary member Patrick Therrien.


As the snow melts and outdoor activities beckon, Interior Health is reminding residents to check for ticks. Ticks are small bugs, about the size of a sesame seed, that feed on the blood of humans and animals and, sometimes, transmit diseases. Ticks are prevalent throughout the B.C. Interior and are typically found in tall grass and wooded areas. They are easiest to spot on a person or pet when they are actually sucking blood. Ticks burrow part way into the skin, bite, draw blood and then drop off. The feeding tick’s mouth will be under the skin, but the back parts will be sticking out. When they are full of blood, they are usually blue-grey in colour. This is called an engorged tick. General symptoms of tick-borne infections include fever, headache, muscle pain and rash. The species of ticks most commonly found through the Interior Health region — including Kamloops — are wood ticks (Dermacentor andersoni). Wood ticks do not carry the Lyme disease bacteria; however, they can carry other diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ixodes ticks (Ixodes pacificus or Ixodes angustus) are the species that transmit Lyme disease. They are more common throughout coastal B.C., but may be present in some

Interior Health areas. While less than one per cent of Ixodes in B.C. carry Lyme disease, it is important to recognize the symptoms. In addition to fever, headache and muscle pain, people infected with Lyme disease will often develop a rash that looks like a “bull’s eye” target that expands from the site of the tick bite. Certain ticks may release toxins that can cause temporary muscle weakness and paralysis if left attached for several days. Once the tick is removed, symptoms fade. What to do: It is important to remove ticks found on people and pets. To do so, wear gloves and use needle nose tweezers to gently grasp the tick close to the skin. Pull the tick straight out without squeezing it. After it is removed, clean the area with soap and water. If the tick is alive (live ticks can be tested for Lyme disease), you can save it in a sealed container with a cotton ball soaked in water. Record the date of the bite on the container. If you have concerns or need assistance removing a tick, contact your doctor or visit a walk-in medical clinic. Although most tick bites are harmless, it is important to watch for signs of illness and see a doctor as soon as possible if you notice a bull’s eye rash or other symptoms. If you saved the tick, bring it with you to your medical appointment.

A number of precautions can be taken to prevent tick bites and tickrelated illnesses. For example, you should: • Walk on cleared trails when in tall grass or wooded areas; • Cover up by wearing a hat, long sleeves and pants; • Wear light-coloured clothing to help spot ticks easily; • Tuck pant legs into socks or boots; • Apply insect repellent containing DEET on uncovered skin; • Check clothing and scalp (covered or not) when leaving an area where ticks may live. Ask someone to help check hard-to-reach areas; • Have a shower after returning from areas where ticks may live; • Regularly check household pets for ticks. To help keep ticks away from your home and yard, you can: • Keep your lawn short and remove any fallen leaves and weeds; • Keep a buffer area such as wood-chip or gravel border between your lawn and wooded areas or stone walls. Any play equipment or play zones should be kept away from wooded area; • Trim tree branches to allow more sunlight in your yard; • Keep wood piles and bird feeders away from the house; • Widen and maintain trails on your property. For more information, visit the HealthLinkBC’s tick bites page by going online to

Lyme disease walk set for May 4 The annual Kamloops Lyme Disease Awareness Walk will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. in Riverside Park. It will include a morning and afternoon of awareness, knowledge and speakers. The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to the community of the prevalence of Lyme disease in Kamloops. For more information, go to Facebook and search Kamloops Annual Lyme Disease Awareness Walk. According to Health Canada, symptoms of Lyme disease can be different from person to person. Early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease usually start between three and 30 days after you have been bitten by an infected blacklegged tick. Most people experience mild flu-like symptoms soon after being bitten, while a small number may have more serious symptoms, sometimes weeks after the bite. Early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease may include a rash ) sometimes shaped like a bull’s-eye, fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches and swollen lymph nodes

If left untreated, more severe symptoms may occur and can last from months to years. Health Canada says diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult as symptoms vary from person to person and symptoms can also be similar to other illnesses. A diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on signs and symptoms, history of possible exposure to infected blacklegged ticks and the outcome of laboratory testing. Most cases of Lyme disease can be effectively treated with two to four weeks of antibiotics, according to Health Canada. Depending on the symptoms and when you were diagnosed, you may require a longer course or repeat treatment with antibiotics. Some people experience symptoms that continue more than six months after treatment. Health Canada says research continues into the causes of these persistent symptoms and possible treatment methods.

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The Save-On-Foods store in Sahali has been honoured for going the extra mile, winning the 2018 Store of the Year Award. The award goes to the premier-performing store in the grocery-store chain. Company president Darrell Jones (right) was in Kamloops on March 28 to present store manager Neil Allkins with the prestigious award. Allkins (left) was handed the 2018 Store Leader of the Year Award. The Sahali store is building a dynasty of sorts as it won the 2017 Store of the Year Award, which is handed out to one of the 164 outlets in Western Canada. Save-On-Foods stores are ranked for customer service every quarter and compared with the previous year’s ranking to determine the winner. The Sahali location went from being ranked in the bottom 30 at the end of 2016 to within the top 30 by first quarter 2017 — and has only climbed higher since then.

Median home price passes $500K-mark Average price last month just below $489,000, up $18,000 over same month last year KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The median price for home sales in Kamloops surpassed $500,000 last month — a highwater mark never before seen in the city. March saw 218 real-estate sales, up almost five per cent over

the same period in 2018, and a 16 per cent increase in new listings, at 421. Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Wendy Runge said a 30 per cent jump in sales over $600,000 boosted the median sale last month to $502,500, up $40,000 over 2018.

The average sales price last month was just under $489,000, up $18,000 over 2018. Sahali was the busiest neighbourhood last month in terms of sales, Runge said, recording 20 properties changing hands, followed by Sun Peaks with 18 and Aberdeen with 17.

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“This is the first time in recent history that Sun Peaks has been one of the top-producing areas,” she said. Runge said she expects the Kamloops market to continue to move into record territory with strong demand and “historically low supply.”

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board has decided to send a letter to the province, requesting reversal of a decision to move documents from the Land Title Office in Kamloops to Victoria. TNRD director and Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly brought forward the request, which was carried by the board. O’Reilly submitted a similar notice of motion earlier this week at city council, slated for debate Tuesday, calling for a hold on moving the 12,000 documents before the city can meet with the province on the matter. O’Reilly cited concerns over lack of First Nations consultations and a dozen private research jobs that rely on the documents. He stressed the importance of the documents and said they are safe in Kamloops, as the city does not have seismic concerns that exist in Victoria. O’Reilly also noted the local office was recently upgraded. Kamloops MLAs Todd Stone and Peter Milobar have also sounded the alarm, stating earlier this year that they had heard rumours the local office would be closing. A Land Title Office spokesperson told KTW the office is remaining in the city, but will be relocating from its current site in the Kamloops Law Courts building. The spokesperson added that documents are moving to Victoria, but local government jobs at the office will not be impacted as a result. The TNRD will direct the letter to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson.

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wo panes of glass exploded into smithereens along with the Kamloops Blazers’ WHL season on Monday at Sandman Centre. The Victoria Royals dispatched the Blazers 4-1 to earn a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final series. A sellout crowd of 5,876 nirvana seekers showed up believing there may be more magic in the air, rooting for their cardiac Blazers to survive another day, but the home team was clean out of tricks and the heartbeat fell silent. Kamloops came out strong in the first period, pelting Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse with shots, dominating possession and setting up camp in Victoria’s zone. The first pane of glass shattered at 4:14, when a seemingly light hit by Royals’ forward Logan Doust on Blazers’ sniper Connor Zary sent shards flying, fans scattering and led to a delay of about 25 minutes. “It might have had an adverse affect on us,” Blazers’ head coach Serge Lajoie said. “We really came out and were generating a lot of O-zone time. Turnovers hurt us in Games 5 and 6 and it proved to be costly again on the first goal. Our execution wasn’t as sharp as it needed to be. Was it because of the glass? I don’t think so. Maybe you saw a team that was just a little bit mentally tired.” One front-row fan was seen having his head checked for glass, but it appeared no serious injuries were suffered. The Blazers played what essentially boiled down to eight must-win games in a 24-day span, clawing to get into the playoffs and fighting desperately to stay in them.

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Jermaine Loewen played in his last WHL game on Monday, a 4-1 loss to the Victoria Royals in Game 6 of a Western Conference quarter-final series at Sandman Centre. Dylan Ferguson and Jeff Faith have also aged out of junior hockey.

Victoria scored the first goal, with Brandon Cutler beating Kamloops netminder Dylan Garand at 12:05 of the first period, a marker that sucked more air out of the building and seemed to deflate the Blazers. Neither Garand nor Dylan Ferguson was able to nail down the starter’s job in the series. Lajoie decided to go with the 16-year-old Garand for Game 6 after 20-year-old Ferguson had a shaky start in Game 5, a 6-3 loss on Vancouver Island on Saturday. “I have to say the way that Dylan Ferguson handled himself, he’s a consummate pro and he was there for his team right from when the decision was made to go to Garand,” Lajoie said.

Cutler added his second goal of the night and Ralph Jarratt potted his first of the playoffs, both power-play markers in the second period. The goals came on either side of the second lengthy delay, with another innocuous-looking bodycheck detonating a glass pane. Blazers’ forward Zane Franklin was in the penalty box when Jarratt scored. Franklin’s verbal jibes in Game 4 at Sandman Centre factored into Royals’ forward Kody McDonald losing his cool and incurring a match penalty for swinging his stick at the Blazer forward’s head. McDonald, among the team’s most dangerous forwards, was suspended indefinitely and

Franklin was unapologetic for the comments in a post-game interview. Royals’ head coach Dan Price was asked if that powerplay marker felt extra special with Franklin in the box. “No. We were just really trying to stay focused on the task at hand and on the power play,” Price said. “It didn’t really matter. In fact, I didn’t even notice that, to be honest with you. We were on the power play and needed to cash it in.” Carson Miller tallied at even strength following a Luke Zazula turnover to give the Royals a commanding 4-0 lead heading into the third period. The scoreline may have been more lopsided had Garand not

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stopped Tarun Fizer on a penalty shot. “That whole third period, I was very emotional,” Blazers’ 21-yearold captain Jermaine Loewen said. “It was hard to hold it together. I felt like it wasn’t going to happen, the comeback, this time around. Just to go out there, it was really hard.” The Royals were undermanned, with the injured or suspended including three key forwards in McDonald, Kaid Oliver and Tanner Sidaway. Still, Victoria managed to pressure Kamloops into making mistakes. The shot total of 35-23 favoured the home team, but the Blazers’ Grade A scoring chances were few and far between. Outhouse was outstanding when called on and gave the Royals a clear goaltending advantage throughout the series. After the game, the 20-year-old netminder from Williams Lake tracked down Loewen, a fellow overager, to share a few words of encouragement outside the Blazers’ dressing room. That sign of respect was especially notable considering the ample time Loewen spent harassing Outhouse. He lived in and around the goalie’s crease for six games. “I gave everything in my tank. I knew that I had never left anything out there,” Loewen said. “We worked so hard. The buy-in was unbelievable. “[Blazers’ assistant coach Darryl] Sydor talked to us about how we needed to believe and buy in as a group and we started to do that. Before, we didn’t really believe very much. There was inconsistency in our game. I was really proud that we banded together. We did amazing things.” Orrin Centazzo ended Outhouse’s shutout bid at 14:18, the final goal of the Blazers’ 20182019 campaign. See ROYALS, A22


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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Riley Halvorson of the Kamloops Raiders drags Brit Lions’ tacklers with her as she scores a try in B.C. Rugby Union play at Exhibition Park on Saturday. Find more photos online at

Raiders leave dreary winter behind with victories over Lions MARTY HASTINGS STAFF REPORTER

Rugby days don’t come much nicer than the one the Kamloops Raiders were blessed with at Exhibition Park on Saturday, an early-spring offering that featured sunshine, warmth, a quick pitch and two victories in front of an appreciative crowd. The Raiders squared off against the Britannia Lions of Delta in men’s and women’s B.C. Rugby Union play. Winter weather showed up late in Kamloops and the Lower Mainland, rain and snow that caused field closures across the province and wreaked havoc on the club’s practise and playing schedules. Both Kamloops teams seemed to relish ideal conditions on Saturday. THE WOMEN Fullback Aliyah Rodominski of Merritt paced the Raiders with three tries, but the home team had contributions from most positions in what was likely their most complete performance of the campaign. Kamloops bested Brits 47-7, improving its record in women’s Division 1 to play to 2-1 while the Lions dropped to 0-5. “It was the best job we’ve done so far of sharing work,” Rodominski said. “It’s been so hard just training in the gym. It doesn’t compare. You don’t have the right space and you can’t tackle. I think we did great.” Scrum half Lizzy Gotuaco was among the Raiders’ best players and opened the scoring with a try about 10 minutes into the match. Madison Petonjic-Rogers provided the platform for Gotuaco’s try with a probing run into Brits’ territory. The Lions rebounded and were mounting an attack in Raiders’ territory when a forward pass was picked off by the Raiders. Rodominski darted through defenders and offloaded to Koreena Baptiste, a speedy winger who dotted down for the try. Jess Oldenburger missed her second consecutive conversion-kick attempt, but made good on a penalty a few minutes later to push Kamloops into a 13-0 lead, the Raiders capitalizing on field posi-

tion that resulted from Gotuaco’s piercing foray upfield. “We played as a team,” Oldenburger said. “Everybody touched, everybody tackled, everybody made offloads. It was a good bonding, growing game, for sure.” Speed and guile led to the Raiders’ first 13 points. Brute force was responsible for the next five. Riley Halvorson rumbled through a pride of Lions to give the Raiders an 18-0 lead. Oldenburger, the team’s vocal leader, was unable to slot the conversion and admonished herself via verbal outburst while ambling back to receive the ensuing kickoff. Carlisle Connor did her best Halvorson impression to put the Lions on the scoreboard before halftime, plowing through tackles to score after Brits opted for a quick-tap penalty deep in enemy territory. Nicole (Coco) Kokolski booted the conversion. Halvorson’s second try of the match, another battering-ram effort, left Kamloops with a 23-7 lead after forty minutes. “Every game now for us is about growing because we haven’t had the routine,” said Oldenburger, a 10th-year Raider. “We’re growing and learning and it’s showing. It’s slower than usual, but it’s good.” Jordan Klaws was the beneficiary after sustained KRC pressure early in the second half, the flanker corralling a pass from Halvorson and doing the rest to put Kamloops ahead 30-7. Oldenburger did not connect on the long-range conversion attempt, but used her boot a few minutes later to create points on a highlight-reel-worthy try, the prettiest scoring play of the match. The fly-half noticed the Lions’ fullback creeping up into the defensive line, leaving no one at home to receive her well-placed chip kick. Rodominski was on the same page as Oldenburger and had already shifted into high gear when the kick was lofted into space behind the Lions’ defence. “There was nobody back there,” Rodominski said. “I thought I may as well just go for it.” When did she know the race for the ball was won? See BASHING, A23


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Ferguson, Jeff Faith and Loewen, Kamloops’ graduating players, were named the game’s third, second and first stars, respectively. They gathered for a group hug as the fans who remained showed appreciation. “I’ve never been so proud in my life,” said Ferguson, who replaced Garand for the third period on Monday, stopping all 10 shots that came his way. “I’m going to try to not get emotional here. The way the guys battled while I was out ... I’ve

never been so proud in my life, to tell you the truth. “In my 20-year-old year, to watch a team do that and give me a chance to play in a series like this is everything I’ve asked for in this league. I got it because of the guys and I can’t thank them enough for that.” Loewen was the last to leave the ice. “I was thinking this is the last time I’m going to be wearing a Blazers’ jersey,” Loewen said. “It’s going to be hard when I walk out the doors, but I know I’ll be able to come back here and it’s going to bring back good memories. A lot

of the tough times will fade away and the good memories you’ll remember for the rest of your life.” THE WHL PLAYOFF PICTURE • Victoria will now face the Vancouver Giants in the next round of the playoffs. Vancouver knocked off Seattle in six games. The other Western Conference series will pit the Everett Silvertips against the Spokane Chiefs. Everett eliminated Tri-City in five games, while Spokane ousted Portland in five games. • Vancouver, Everett, Spokane and Victoria finished first, second, third and fifth, respectively, in the

Western Conference regular season standings. • In the Eastern Conference, the Prince Albert Raiders will face the Saskatoon Blades in the second round of the playoffs. The Raiders swept Red Deer and the Blades swept Moose Jaw in the opening round. The other Eastern Conference series will see the Edmonton Oil Kings play the winner of the Calgary HitmenLethbridge Hurricanes series, which is tied 3-3, with Game 7 in Lethbridge on Tuesday night. • Like the Western Conference, the East has not seen any upsets, with Prince Albert, Saskatoon,

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“Probably when I shoved the girl out of the way,” Rodominski said. “I ran this far. I’m not going to not touch the ball.” If there was an infraction on the play, it wasn’t picked up by the referee and the Raiders led 35-7 after Oldenburger’s conversion kick sailed wide. Rodominski added a pair of tries and Oldenburger connected on one conversion kick to round out the scoring. The Raiders are scheduled to host Abbotsford (4-0) this Saturday, with kickoff slated for 11:15 a.m. at Exhibition Park. THE MEN Brit Lions were able to answer a determined Kamloops side in the first half, keeping the match tight with a period of strong play before the halftime whistle, but the Lions ran out of gas in the second half and the Raiders ran up the score. Kamloops moved to 9-3 in men’s Division 2 play with a 61-29 victory over Brits, which dropped to 6-7. “We wanted to play some wild-west rugby, to run around and bring a higher tempo,” Raiders’ head coach Derek Pue said. “We paid our dues in the gyms of Kamloops, B.C., running around on basketball courts

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in elementary-school gyms.” Sri Lankan speedster Darsha Thilakarathne made his first try look elementary, slicing through the Lions’ defence to score a few minutes after opening kickoff. Prop Greg Thomson slotted the conversion. Brits were led by centre MIchael Cooper, who replied with a try that was converted by Jon Taylor to make the score 7-7. Raiders’ standoff Chris Chan, perhaps inspired by Oldenburger’s chip to Rodominski in the earlier women’s match, nudged a grubber through Lions’ defenders that bounced perfectly for winger Matt Scott, who retrieved the kick and scored. Thomson made good on the conversion. The Raiders appeared destined to run away with the match when Elliott Overhoff seared Brits’ defence and issued a pop pass to Thilakarathne, whose second try was converted by Thomson to give the club a 21-7 lead.

Wes Black, a tankshaped hooker with wheels, was there in support and scored a try after collecting a pass from flanker Wade Lavallee, who fielded the kickoff after Thilakarathne’s try and used lovely footwork and slight of hand to evade Lions’ tacklers. “The big thing that I’m loving right now, now that we’re out on the field, is our structure is starting to come together,” Black said. “We’re starting to really work as a team right now. We’re brothers out there.” Thomson’s conversion lifted the Raiders — the defending men’s Division 2 provincial champions — into a 28-7 lead. The Lions were not about to go down without a fight, a point Cooper made by torching Kamloops’ defence to set up Taylor, who converted his own try. Brits’ No. 10 Malcom Lenahan tallied before halftime, reached with Kamloops in front 28-19. Taylor’s penalty kick early in the second half and a try-saving tackle by substitute fullback Adam Jensen briefly buoyed the Brits, but the visitors were soon scuttled. A powerful forward maul led to the Lavallee try that opened the floodgates. Max Heppner, Alex Inglis, Kevin Duggan and Justin Blanchard

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Small Plot Gardening–Early Growing Season Interested in growing your own food, but have limited space to build your garden? Join two Master Gardeners to find out how to get the most out of a small garden plot. Learn how to prep your soil and rows, set up a watering system, what to start early, and how to get the best results. Gardengate Sat Apr 6 10:00 am–12:00 pm 1/$14.29

Herbs–Growing and Maintaining Herbs are a welcome addition to any garden. They look, smell, and taste amazing. They are also easy to grow, attract pollinators, repel pests, and produce large harvests. Offered in partnership with the Kamloops Food Policy Council, in this course you will learn how to start, transplant, and care for herbs in your garden or pots. You’ll even take home some small plants to get you started! McDonald Park Public Produce Garden Wed Apr 10 6:00–7:30 pm 1/$14.29

The TRU WolfPack handed out their annual awards at a banquet on campus on Tuesday. Olga Savenchuk of Donetsk, Ukraine, and Mike Rouault of Vernon each won a pair of major awards. Savenchuk, who belongs to the WolfPack women’s volleyball team, claimed the Sports Task Force Female Athlete of the Year Award and was named newcomer of the year. Emily Dagasso of Kamloops, a WolfPack swimmer, was nominated in the female athlete of the year category. Rouault, a men’s basketball player, won the men’s Cliff Neufeld Leadership Award for the second consecutive year and earned the Doctor Roger H. Barnsley Scholar Award. Men’s volleyball player Tim Dobbert of Aichelberg, Germany,

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BRIEFS volleyball squad was handed the Directors Award. SILVER LINING The Kamloops Vibe earned silver at the South Coast Women’s Hockey League Provincial Championship Tournament held on the weekend in Hope. Kamloops fell 2-0 to the Fraser Valley Jets in the championship game. League awards were handed out on Saturday. Sarah Botter of the Vibe earned the Most Outstanding Defender Award and Ashley Fisher was a runnerup in the outstanding goaltender and most outstanding player categories.

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Mike Rouault (left) won two awards at the TRU WolfPack athletic banquet on Tuesday.

won the Sports Task Force Male Athlete of the Year Award. Swimmer Ryley McRae of Kamloops won the Male Newcomer of the Year Award. He was also nominated in the male athlete of the year and Barnsley Scholar Award categories.

Kendra Finch of North Vancouver, who belongs to the volleyball team, won the women’s Cliff Neufeld Leadership Award. Swimmer Gurcharan Uppal of Kamloops was among the nominees. Women’s volleyball player Avery Pottle of

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ANC Timber Ltd. is the Woodlands business of Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) which is a joint venture of The Stern Group and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Based in Whitecourt, Alberta, ANC operates as North America’s most efficient producer of premium paper products generating quality standards by which other North American paper producers are measured. ANC Timber Ltd. is committed to safety and forest stewardship relying on a professional team of contractors that share our vision and values. ANC Timber Ltd. is soliciting interest for 2019/2020 logging and hauling projects within its FMA (southwest of Fox Creek) and/or W6 Quota (between Edson and Drayton Valley). DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT & SUBMISSION OF PROSPECTUS: Opportunities exist for Harvesting &/or Hauling Contracts (roadside, or stump-to-dump, or load & haul) with volumes between 50,000 m3 to 200,000 m3. Prior to engaging project details, contractors must provide a prospectus with the following information: • A description of your company, including: services offered, history, number of employees, major assets, key staff, equipment list, etc.

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• Company contact person, email address, and phone number. • At least two (2) references for whom you have completed similar work. Include name of project, reference, location, size and term (length) of contract, contact’s name and phone number. • Preferred area of interest: FMA and/or W6. • Preferred volume and phase type(s). Contractor prospectuses are to be submitted by 17:00 hours on April 26, 2019. Project details will be provided to those prospective companies with whom ANC wishes to pursue potential contracts with. ANC may reject, in whole or in part, any and/or all prospectuses for any reason.


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WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

We are now taking applications for a permanent part time position for the Administrator of Rayleigh Waterworks District.

Those who reside in Rayleigh will be considered preferential only if Candidates’ Qualifications are equal. Send applications with resumes and covering letter to: Rayleigh Waterworks District Office 4953 Spurraway Road Kamloops, BC V2H 1M6 Or email Or fax

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At least 2 yrs experience working with A/R, A/P, payroll and general office duties. Familiarity with Simply Accounting, Microsoft Office, Excel & Publisher. Able to work without supervision, be self motivated and have superior organization skills. Great people/phone skills. Must have a driver’s license and access to own transportation and be available for weekend and evening work on occasion. The ideal candidate should also have formal accounting credentials and familiarity with Improvement District operations and regulations. HYPERLINK "" 250-578-0502

The closing date for applications to be received is 5:00pm April 15, 2019. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Thank you to all those who apply.

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Norview – 38 p. Norfolk Rte 175 –Rd. 1800-1899 Rte 183 – 2003-2074 Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Saddleback Norview Rd. –Dr,382003-2085 p. Grasslands Blvd. – 74 p. Rte 183 – 2003-2074 Rte 187 – 2100-2130 Doubletree Saddleback Dr, 2003-2085 Cres, 1050-1100 Grasslands Blvd.Latigo – 74 p.Dr, 21002169184 Saddleback Dr. – 56 p. Rte - 2077 – 2097 Saddleback Dr, 2001 – 2071 BROCKLEHURST/NORTH Stagecoach Dr.- 31 p. KAMLOOPS Rte – 2100-2130 Doubletree Rte 187 4 - 727-795 Crestline St, Cres, 1050-1100 Latigo 2412-2714 Tranquille Rd.Dr,– 73 p. 2100-2169 Saddleback Dr. – 56p Rte 138 - 304-442 McGowan Ave, 335-418 Mulberry Ave.-76 p. BROCKLEHURST/NORTH

KAMLOOPS DOWNTOWN Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St,

Rte 308 - 355 9thAve, 2412-2714 703-977 St.Tranquille Paul St. – Rd. 40 p– 73 p. Rte Bossert Rte 15 317--2203-2391 535-649 7th Ave, Parkcrest Ave, Ave. 2195 702-794 Columbia 105-1094 Schreiner St.-52 p. St,(evenside)702-799 Rte 17 2108-2398 Greenfield Nicola St.-46 p Ave,319 975-986 St, Rte - 545 Schriener 6th Ave, 609-690 960-971 Westgate St.-61p. Columbia St,(evenside), Rte 121 -103-105 Dot St, 604-692 Nicola St.-16 p 501-566 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Rte 320 – 483-587 9th Ave,Maple 801St, Yew St – 60Columbia p. 991102-196 Battle St, 804-992 Rte(Even 142 –Side), 215-297 AlderNicola Ave, St 803-995 219-293 St. - 51 p.Cypress Ave, 300-348 & 430 Fortune Dr, 225-298 Rte 322 -Ave, 694325-439 11th Ave, 575-694 Juniper Schubert 13th 1003-1091 Dr. & Ave, 225-289 SpruceBattle Ave.-65 p. St, 1008-1286 Columbia St, 10041314 Nicola St. – 61 p DALLAS/ BARNHARTVALE Rte 324 – 606-795 Pine St. – 29 p. Rte Rte 701 325 -- 5317-5356 764-825 9thFreda Ave, Ave, 601-906 5310-5430 805-979 Klahanie ColumbiaDr,St(odd Morris Pl, 5300-5399 Shelly Dr, side), 804-987 Dominion 901-935 Todd Rd.-92 p St, 805-986 Pine St.-65p Rte 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Rte 706 327 -– 1103-1459 1001-1095 Pl.-29 p. Columbia Mo-Lin St, 1203-1296 Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dominion St. – 38 p. Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl-31p

328 – 5310 935 13th Ave, Rte 751 Barnhartvale Cloverleaf Dominion Cres, Rd, BogettiCres, Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Pine5485-5497 Cres, ParkETC Cres. – 62 p. Dr, Hwy, Viking RteWade 331 - 948-987 Dr, Pl.-64 9th Ave, 1125754 10th Ave, 901-981 Rte – Hillview Dr, Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, Mountview Dr. – 39 p. 806-999 Pleasant St. – 37 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas RteMcAuley, 333 - 1003-1176 Pleasant Dr, Melrose, St, 1005-1090 Yarrow. – 72 p.Pine St.– 37 p. Rte 339 1265-1401 9th Ave, Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 916-1095 p. Furrer Rd,Fraser McIverSt.-29 Pl, Pat Rte 372 - 22-255 Rd, Stockton Rd. W. – 40Battle p. St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer W. Nicola St. Pl, – 54 p. Rd, Rd, Houston Parlow Rte 380 Pl, - Arbutus St, –Chaparral Pearse Urban Rd. 57 p. Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p DOWNTOWN Rte 387 – 643-670 Rte 317 -Pl.535-649 McBeth – 22 p. 7th Ave. 702-794 Columbia Rte 389 – Bluff Pl, 390 Centre St,(evenside)702-799 Ave, 242-416 Nicola St.-46 pW. Columbia St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Terr, Rte 319 - 545Terr. 6th– Ave, Grandview 61 p.609-690 Columbia St,(evenside), Rte 390 –Nicola FernieSt.-16 Crt, p 604-692 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Rte 320Way. – 483-587 Creek – 49 p.9th Ave, 801-991 Battle St, 804-992 Columbia St (Even), 803DALLAS/ 995 Nicola St. - 51 p. BARNHARTVALE Rte 322 694 11th Ave, 575-694 706 -– 1078-1298 Lamar 13th Ave,Pl,1003-1091 Dr, Molin - 29 p. Battle St, 1008-1286 Columbia St,Dr, Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas 1004St. – Pl-31p 61 p Mary Pl,1314 NinaNicola Pl, Rachel Rte 751 325 –- 5310 764-825 9th Ave, 805Rte Barnhartvale Rd, 979 Columbia St(odd), 804-987 Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, Dominion Pine St.-65p 5485-5497 St, ETC805-986 Hwy, Viking Dr, Rte 327Pl.– 1103-1459 Wade – 64 p. Columbia St, 1203-1296 Rte 754 – Hillview Dominion St. – 38 Dr, p. Mountview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 328 – 935 13th Ave, Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Cres, Cloverleaf Cres, Dominion Dr, McAuley, Melrose, Pine Cres, Park Cres. – 62 p. Yarrow. – 72 p. Rte 331 - 948-987 9th Ave, Rte – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 1125759 10th Ave, 901-981 Furrer Rd,St,McIver Pl, Munro Pat St, Douglas 902-999 Rd, Stockton Rd. – 806-999 Pleasant St.40– p. 37 p. Rte 760 – Beaver Cres, Rte 333 - 1003-1176 Pleasant Chukar Dr. – 64 p. St.– 37 p. St, 1005-1090 Pine

761 -– 6022-6686 Furrer Rte 372 22-255 W. Battle Rd,660 Houston Pl, 11-179 Parlow Rd, St, Lee Rd, Pearse Pl, St. Urban W. Nicola – 54Rd. p. – 57 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Pl, Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p RtePowers 403 – 405-482 Greenstone RteTod 387Cres. – 643-670 Dr, – 28 p. McBeth Pl. – 22 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, 98-279 Rte 389 – Dr, BluffBestwick Pl, 390 Centre Bestwick Crt E. Ave, & W, 242-416 MorriseyW. Pl. Columbia – 49 p. St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd,Terr, Azure Grandview – 61 p. Pl, Chino Pl, Terr. Sedona Dr. – 90 p Rte 470 – Farnham JUNIPER RIDGEWynd, 102-298 Dr. – 67 p. Rte 655 -Waddington 2202-2458 Finlay Ave, 2202-2385 Skeena Dr , Rte 472 - 1750-1795 2406-2458 Summit Dr.Skeena – 34 p Dr. – 36 p. Rte 474 669 –- Coppertree 1400-1634 Ct, Rte Emerald Dr.––20 60p.p. Trophy Crt. Rte 671 – 1830-1997 Rte 482 - 101-403 Qu’Appelle Robson Dr. –Blvd, 67 p Myra Pl. Rte 487 - 201-475 Hollyburn LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Dr, 485-495 Hollyburn Dr, 2003Rte 403 – 405-482 Greenstone 2091 Panorama Crt.-76 Dr, Todd Cres. – 28 p. p. Rte 405 492 –– Anvil 2000-2099 Rte Cres,Monteith 98-279 Dr, Sentinel – 38 p.Crt E. Bestwick Dr,Crt. Bestwick

& W, Morrisey VALLEY Pl. – 49 p. PINEVIEW Rte 454 Rd,Ashwynd, Humphrey 561 –- Crosby 1908-1980 Rd, SedonaFirDr, 1915-1975 Pl,Springfield 1700-1798 Pl, 1600-1799 Dr.-46 p. LodgepoleSpringhill Dr. – 54 p. Rte 459 - Monarch RAYLEIGH Crt. & PL. – 37 p. Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Rte 449 -Dr.Assiniboine Stevens – 56 p. Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Rte 470Rd. – Farnham Davie – 44 p. Wynd, 102-298 Waddington Dr. – 67 p. Rte 836 – 133-197 Cahilty Cres, Rte 478 -Hyas 191-299 Chancellor 150-187 Pl, 4551-4648 Dr, 2025-2085 Spurraway Rd.Sentry – 36 p.Pl, 20212099 Sovereign Crt, 1904-1992 Rte – 103-190 Dr, The 837 Pinncales – 42Helmcken p. 4654-4802 Spurraway Rd. – 22 p. Rte 487 – 201-475 Hollyburn Rte485-495 842 – 3945-4691 Dr, Hollyburn Crt. Yellowhead & PanoramaHwy. Crt.-–7635p.p.

Rte 603 Rd, 833 – Chickadee Cameron Rd, Comazzetto Davie Rd. – 44Rd,p.Strom Rd, 1625-1648 & 1652-1769 Rte 842 – 3945-4691 Valleyview 44 – 35 p. YellowheadDr.Hwy. Rte 605 – 1770-1919 VALLEYVIEW Glenwood Dr, Knollwood RteVicars 602 – Apple Dr, Rd. – 64Lane, p. Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Rte 606 – Orchard Dr, Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. – 47 p. Russet Wynd, 1815-1899 Rte 603 – Chickadee Valleyview Dr. – 41 p. Rd,Comazzetto Rte 608 – CurlewRd, Rd Strom & Pl, Rd,1625-1648&1652-1769 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. - 73 p. Valleyview Dr-44 Rte 612 – 2079 Falcon Rd, Rte 612 – 2079 Falcon Rd, Flamingo Rd, 2040-2177 Flamingo Rd, Glenwood Dr.2040-2177 – 64 p. Glenwood Dr. – 64 p. Rte 621 – Duck Rd, Skelly Rd, 96 Tanager Dr, 2606-2876 WESTSYDE Thompson Dr. – Pl, 50 2401-2477 p. Rte 253 - Irving Parkview Dr, Rhonmore Cres, WESTSYDE 2380&2416 Westsyde Rd.-54p Rte 253 - Irving P, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Rhonmohe Cres, Rte 257 - 801-863 Alpine Terr, 2380&2416 Westsyde Rd.-54p 2137-2197 Community Pl,Terr, 2192Rte 257 - 801-863 Alpine 2207 Grasslands Blvd, 908-918 2137-2197 Community Pl, 2192Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen 2207 Grasslands Blvd, 908-918 Dr, 805-880 Woodhaven Dr.-53 p Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, 805-880 Woodhaven Dr.-53 p Rte 258 258 -- 806-879 806-879 McQueen McQueen Dr, Dr, Rte 2136-2199 Perryville Perryville P. Pl.––36p 36p 2136-2199 Rte 260 2040 – 2185 Rte 260 - 2040 – 2185 Westsyde Rd. Rd. –– 24 24 p. p. Westsyde

We have an immediate opening for a capable and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The Transportation/Plywood Sales Assistant works in conjunction with production and sales to coordinate the shipment of all plywood orders to ensure timely shipments of products in relation to the order file. In addition, will assist the sales department with customer service, invoicing, order entry, reporting and administrative duties.


Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Knollwood Stevens Dr. Cres, – 56 p.Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. – 47 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr. & Pl.-62 p.

The successful candidate will have at least five years’ office experience, preferably in a plywood or lumber environment, with strong communication skills in order to represent the company in a professional and friendly manner. This person will have strong math and computer skills and will be a quick learner to become proficient in our custom computer programs. We offer a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a covering letter and resume outlining their experience and qualifications by April 15, 2019.

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ABERDEEN House Stark Mega Garage Sale. Saturday, April 6th. 10:00am-2:00pm. 2271 Garymede Dr. Everything Must Go! No Early Birds.

250-371-4949 Garage Sale deadline is Thursday 10am for Friday Call Tuesday before 10am for our 2

We thank all applicants who express interest however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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

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


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

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Mario’s Towing is Hiring a Part/time Yard person in our Kamloops Location. Must have the following Customer service oriented. BC Drivers Licence Class #5. Basic Computer Skills. Ability to work outside in all conditions, year round. 100% commitment to a safe Ability to perform physical work with medium and heavy lifting. Related experience and knowledge an asset. Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently or with a team. Opening and closing duties. Janitorial Skills. Please send Resume to: No phone calls please only those selected will be contacted.

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



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For more information call the Circulation department 250-374-0462 The AP Group of Companies is a wood products business involved in logging and primary and secondary forest products manufacturing operations in the Southern Interior and the coast of British Columbia. There are three divisions in the AP Group: Interior Lumber Division, Coast Lumber Division and the Plywood Division.


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


BOUVIER Pups parents CKC. Family/farm raised. Classic Black. $1200. 250-494-4092

PETS For Sale? TRI-CITY SPECIAL! for only $46.81/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply.

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

Auctions 1 PARCEL REAL ESTATE - Kelowna, BC. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, May 1 in Edmonton. 0.44 +/- title acres, 2017 built 1200 +/- sq ft home, Lake Okanagan & mountain views. Jerry Hodge: 780706-6652; Realtor - Tom Moran PREC: 250-7847091; Brokerage: Re/Max Dawson Creek Realty;


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9114550 Witnesses Wanted: Motor Vehicle Accident Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, Nlaka’pamux Nation

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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


New and Established. Equipment for Sale. R600 Backpack blower (Stihl). H100 Hedge trimmerp +extension (Stihl). Chainsaw 16� bar (Stihl). 110 Grass trimmer (Stihl). HRX Honda lawnmower. 12ft. alum orchard ladder. Trailer 4x8 w/working lights. $2,150. Call John 1250-889-1290.

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

Musical Instruments 1-3/4 Violin c/w teardrop case or rectangular case. $150-$250. 250-434-6738.

Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1600. 250318-2030.

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Colorado Blue Green Spruce. Field grown major trees - 6’ to 14’ 32� B&B - blue $16 per ft. green $14 per ft. Min base width - 6’ to 10’. Call 250-8199712 or 778-220-4443 (McLure). Save 10% on 3 or more order.

KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fishing Kayak 10ft. $450. IGO Titan 36 Electric Bike w/battery. $900. 778-4711096.

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1945 – 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Shirley Helen McMillan (Blanc) on March 22, 2019. Shirley was born on September 6, 1945 in Royal Inland Hospital. Her childhood was spent on her parents’ ranch in Turtle Valley. She attended Turtle Valley’s one room school until grade 7, after which she transferred to Chase Secondary School. Upon graduation, Shirley enrolled in the Nursing Program at R.I.H. in Kamloops and went on to an illustrious career in nursing at R.I.H. She moved into a supervisory position in 1972 and then became Associate Director of Nursing in 1972. After her retirement in 1996, she and Peter moved permanently to their acreage in Turtle Valley and soon became snowbirds, dividing their time between the Valley and Yuma, Arizona.

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Shirley was predeceased by her grandparents Cecil and Mandy Coburn, her parents Charlie and Zita Blanc and her younger brother Joe Blanc. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband of 52 years Peter McMillan, her older brother Louis Blanc, numerous nieces and nephews and their children and a host of truly wonderful friends and family who walked with Shirley throughout her harrowing struggle, a struggle she undertook with amazing courage and grace.

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A memorial service for Shirley will be held in Turtle Valley when the weather warms.

Shirl’s family extend their gratitude to Dr. Carmichael and the staff at Bastion for their sensitive and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, Shirley and her family would appreciate your support of the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

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William Ernest Dodds, was born on January 8,1931 to Isabelle and Ernest at the Mona Township homestead and passed away peacefully, and on his own terms, on March 21, 2019 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Bill graduated Grade 13 from Orangeville High School where he excelled in athletics including rugby and lacrosse. Bill played lacrosse with the Fergus Junior A Thistles and later with the Brampton Excelsiors. In 1951, Bill left for the west coast of Canada with his best friend Ivan Tees. The two rookies soon signed on with MacMillan Bloedel without proper logging attire and wearing their “slippery city shoes.” The two were sent up the coast to work in isolated logging camps. Bill worked as a choker and soon graduated to become a rigger. This demanding and dangerous work set him up for his career as a lineman with BC Hydro. In 1952, Bill returned to Toronto, Ontario to marry the love of his life Ethel Thomson (Dusty). The newlyweds immediately returned to British Columbia as the mountains, the ocean and the west coast lifestyle totally captivated Bill’s imagination. He never looked back and gladly left the Ontario farm behind.

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Through the 50s and 60s, his lineman career took him to sweet and undiscovered locales such as Kitimat, Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast, the Darcy/Pemberton corridor and the wide open skys of the Peace River Country before Bill and Dusty finally choose to settle in Kamloops in 1970.

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Along the way he and Dusty had five children: Darcy (Shelly), Gordon (Donna), Greg (Sheila), Stephen (Cheryl) and Kelly (Jeff). From here on, Bill focused on his career and his family which soon expanded with his grandchildren Bobbi Ann (Geoff), Matthew, Olivia, Bronwyn, Alisdair, Madisen as well as his great-grandchildren Harrison and Thomson.

Fraser is survived by his soulmate Robin, son Clinton, his sister Evelyn (Bob), niece Jill (Brad), nephew Colin and many great friends and extended family in BC and Saskatchewan. Fraser is predeceased by his father Roy and his mother Elva.

Bill was a voracious reader, enjoyed current events, politics, debates as well as a good game of Euchre, Skip Bo and croquet. He was also a closet thespian. The pinnacle of his acting career came when he played the role of Dangerous Dan McGrew. Bill was also a baritone singer with the Kamloops United Church choir and he was an active member of the Kamloops Desert Gardens Seniors Center. Bill’s big love was a large gathering with great food, good friends and his family. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the RIH Emergency Department as well as the staff on 4 North and to the caregivers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice. Bill departed sound of mind, true to his spirit and in keeping with his Canadian Irish heritage. His energy and love for life will be missed. A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held on July 28, 2019 at the Desert Gardens Seniors facility in Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

Florence Elizabeth Jane Reeb (Yerbury)

September 23, 1938 – March 18, 2019

It is with heartfelt sadness that our family announces the passing of Flo Reeb after a courageous battle with cancer. Flo was not only a caring Wife, Mom, Auntie, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother but also a cherished and dear friend to many people both near and far. Flo is survived by her loving and devoted husband Terry, brother Fred (Linda) of Alaska, sister Rose of Langley, children Robert (Pam) of Ontario, Nicki (Bryan) of Kamloops, Rick (Donna) of Kamloops and Gary of Chase, step-children Johnny of Kamloops, Victoria (Earl) of Vancouver, Terry Jr. (Jackie) of Vancouver and Leslie of South Dakota, by her nieces Patty, Candy, Lena and Krystal, nephews Kristopher and Colton, eight grandchildren Jennifer, Danielle, Kristopher, Meagan, Devon, Chad, Nevada and Sean, five great-grandchildren, Jake, Olivia, Cash, Blythe and Onyx. She had many close friends in Kamloops, Russ Pollard, Peggy Nixon, Deni Pollard, Al and Diane Fisher, Craig and Cindy Einfeld, Barry and Lonnie Zapf, Kenny and Cherie Yaretz and Collin Yaretz to name a few. She is predeceased by her parents Fred and Ivy Yerbury of Cranbrook, BC. Flo worked tirelessly and lived life to the fullest with complete passion. She was always the first person to step in and help others when in need and did whatever was required to help and make things right. She consistently put others needs ahead of hers no matter what the circumstance, even in her own time of need. It is an admirable trait that she has passed onto her children.

Fraser was born in New Westminster on March 18, 1960 and grew up in Anmore. As a young man Fraser played hockey, was an avid skier and a cowboy at heart. Fraser was a proud member of the Pile Drivers, Divers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local 2404 where he made many lasting friendships. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at The Ranch and Equestrian Centre, 21973 132nd Ave., Maple Ridge, BC at 1:00 pm. A second Celebration of Life with take place in Kamloops, BC on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave., Kamloops, BC at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at 250-554-2577

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Fraser passed suddenly on March 21, 2019 at the age of 59 years.

Shortly after meeting and marrying Terry in 2000, Flo joined him at Citation RV Ltd. in Kamloops. Over the years through hard work and dedication they built their business to be very successful. Flo loved her customers and took great pride in finding them just the right part they needed for their RV’s. Often spending an hour or so looking for parts, then giving it to them free of charge as a token of her kindness.

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During the winter months, they travelled to their second home in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Flo loved Mexico, its people and the culture. She looked forward to going to “The Office” in Cabo San Lucas where Terry and Flo befriended many of the staff. At Christmas she provided homemade gifts for all 60 staff members, truly remarkable and very much appreciated by all. She loved The Office staff and considered them as her extended Mexican family. Flo had a passion for gardening, cooking, baking and horses. Her love of horses lead her to the Kamloops Cattle Drive where she served on the Board of Directors for many years and made many lifelong acquaintances. The family would like to thank Dr. Stephanic, the RIH Cancer Clinic and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House for their unwavering support and care for Flo. We would also like to acknowledge Krista for her extra kind and warm care she provided Mom. At Flo’s request, there will be no service. We ask that Flo’s friends spend time together to share fond memories of this remarkable lady. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops would be appreciated and welcomed by her family. How deeply she will be missed by all the people who were lucky to have known her, you will forever be in our hearts and minds. The family will be having a celebration of life for Flo at Shuswap Lake this summer.

William Ralph Anderson passed away on March 19, 2019. Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vera, sons Clayton and Gregory, grandchildren Brock and Chelsa, greatgrandchild, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at the Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allen Drive in Kamloops on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 11:00 am.

The Ship by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is on object of beauty & strength & I stand & watch her, until at length, she is only a speck of white cloud just wheret he seas & sky meet and mingle with each other. Then someone at my side exclaims, “There, she’s gone!” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large as she was when she left my side & just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone, there are other eyes watching for her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout “There she comes!”.

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019

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DeskTech is a portable desk that has a built in folder to hold school supplies and important papers, such as essays and also provides you with a hard surface to write on. School: South Sahali Teacher: Mrs. Moffat, grade: 6/7 Mentor: Thompson Rivers University, Mark Paetkau Finalists’ Names: Emily Parsons & Tayven Parent

WACKY SOCKS Wacky Tacky Socks is a sock that works as your wallet! Wacky Socks can store your money, chapstick, debit card in your sock so you don’t have to carry around your purse! School: Arthur Hatton Elementry School Teacher: Mrs. McCord, grades: 5 Mentor: Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Terra McGuire & Acacia Pangilinan Finalists’ Names: Cali Robinson & Jayda Bonner

Recycled Sounds is a natural speaker made from reclaimed wood that amplifies the sound of your smartphone. “We showcased our product on an international stage and we’re even more excited to share it with our community,” said finalist Alia Sandeman-Allen. Recycled Sounds was the winner of the Ledcor Regional Company of the Year Award, JA Canada Company of the Year and Finalist at the JA Americas Company of the Year Competition in Lima Peru. “I think it’s a great event and opportunity for business interested youth who want to meet with local business owners and use their creativity to come up with an innovative product,” said partner Sarah Baughan School: SKSS & NorKam Teacher: JABC After-School Program, grade 11 JABC Mentor: Hope Mikal, Kara Wright,Cassandra Brake, Kristi Hallam & Jackie Charles Finalists’ Names: Alia Sandeman-Allen, Sarah Baughan & Rohkeya Diaou JABC Program: JABC STEM Company After-School Program



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